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    05/24/2016 7:56:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 142 replies
    WND ^ | 5/24/2016 | JEROME R. CORSI
    How could a suicide victim be found with TWO bullet wounds? As Donald Trump revives the two-decade old Vince Foster case, the charge that the cause of death of the top aide and close friend of the Clintons may not have been suicide has once again been dismissed as the stuff of “right-wing conspiracy theory.” But less than three months ago, WND reported a resignation letter surfaced from the lead investigator in independent counsel Robert Fiske’s investigation of the Foster case, Miguel Rodriguez, outlining evidence of his charge that the case was fixed. Thirteen years ago, WND reported Rodriguez, an...
  • 'Our eyes connected and I thought "Wow"': Abedin gushes about presidential hopeful

    04/05/2016 5:43:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/5/2016 | Chris Spargo
    Huma Abedin spoke about her boss Hillary Clinton and the moment the two first met in a recent interview. 'She walked by and she shook my hand and our eyes connected and I just remember having this moment where I thought; "Wow,"' said Abedin The top Clinton aide also revealed that she is terrified about her boss' emails which are being released by the State Department. The FBI is investigating Clinton's use of a private email address and server while serving as Secretary of State. Abedin said she has not read any of the emails and would be 'mortified' if...
  • Kasich Super PAC Borrows ‘Lyin’ Ted’ Narrative For Super Creepy Attack Ad [VIDEO]

    03/31/2016 10:07:30 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/31/2016 | Christian Datoc
    The latest ad from the pro-John Kasich super PAC “New Day for America” takes a shot at Texas Sen. Ted Cruz  The television commercial — titled “Nose” — opens by noting that “many just call him ‘Lyin’ Ted.'” The ad then accuses the Cruz campaign of using underhanded tactics against both Kasich and Ben Carson. “If Ted Cruz’s mouth is moving, he’s lying.”
  • American folk singer hopes peace concert for ISIS will win over terror group

    01/13/2016 1:05:28 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2016 | Perry Chiaramonte
    An Oregon folk singer plans to leave next week to serenade the Islamic State, and he intends to bring the black-clad barbarians a prayerful message of peace -- despite a warning from the State Department that his life could be in danger.
  • FBI: Officials taking report about ISIS threat seriously at Philips Arena

    11/21/2015 11:22:45 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    wsbtv ^ | Nov. 21, 2015 | No Attribution
    News that they are taking seriously a report about an ISIS threat at a WWE Survivor Series event in Atlanta on Sunday.
  • For the first time ever, Egypt votes for Israel at the UN

    11/03/2015 10:49:54 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies ^ | 11/2/2015 | Ari Soffer
    For the first time since Israel's establishment in 1948, Egypt has voted in the Jewish state's favor in the United Nations. The vote came during elections for membership in the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) late last week.
  • A Miracle Comes to Linux

    10/27/2015 6:51:01 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    FOSSForce ^ | 27 October 2015 | Ken Starks
    His name is Morgan, but it hasn’t always been his name. What it was before doesn’t legally matter any longer. What does matter, to us, is the concentric circles by which “Morgan” arrived…came to be. Morgan doesn’t know any better. Many metaphors of consciousness can be applied, but for Morgan, your arguments on his condition fall outside of his realm of concern. Morgan is Morgan, and what Morgan does in the present is all that matters. What might have been his reality, to you, before “the incident,” is simply pabulum to Morgan. To Morgan, you are children trying to complete...
  • Obama to rename Mount McKinley

    08/30/2015 2:30:56 PM PDT · by al baby · 79 replies
    e mail | Today | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.
  • Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world’s largest hard drive

    08/16/2015 4:56:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 84 replies
    arstechnica ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Sebastian Anthony
    Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world’s largest hard drive Third-generation 3D V-NAND is now up to 48 TLC layers and 256Gbit per die. by Sebastian Anthony - Aug 13, 2015 9:16pm JST At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has unveiled what appears to be the world's largest hard drive—and somewhat surprisingly, it uses NAND flash chips rather than spinning platters. The rather boringly named PM1633a, which is being targeted at the enterprise market, manages to cram almost 16 terabytes into a 2.5-inch SSD package. By comparison, the largest conventional hard drives made by Seagate and Western Digital...
  • BBQ joint to host 'White Appreciation Day' (Hooray, and it's done by Hispanics)

    05/08/2015 8:53:02 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    You can search for the source ^ | You can search for the date | You can search for the authors and the article
    Wow. Just plain wow. They get it. Completely. And they're not even white. It is a hispanic business.
  • Meet Arthur the stray who followed an extreme sports team during a grueling 430-mile race

    11/23/2014 3:27:10 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-23-14 | Wills Robinson
    Exhausted, covered in mud and desperately hungry, a team of Swedish athletes sat down for a meal as they prepared to take on a dangerous 20-mile trek through the Ecuadorian rainforest. As they opened their canned meat, a tired Mikael Lindnord noticed a scruffy, miserable stray dog staring at him out of the corner of his eye. Feeling sorry for him, he fed the dog a meatball and thought nothing of it, but as the team stood up to continue their race the animal started to follow them - and he didn't stop. As the group of four navigated the...
  • Jonathan Gruber: Obama personally asked me to help disguise unhelpful Obamacare facts

    11/17/2014 10:00:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 168 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2014 | Guy Benson
    That’s not quite his verbatim quote, but it’s pretty darn close:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “The problem is it’s a political nightmare, and people say ‘no, you can’t tax my benefits’…so what we did a lot in that room was think a lot about well how could we make this work? … And [Obama] is really a realistic guy. He was like, ‘look, I can’t just do this.’ He said ‘it’s just not going to happen politically. The bill will not pass. How do we manage to get there through phase-ins and other things?’ And we talked about...
  • Pea Ridge Mule Jump

    11/08/2014 12:58:08 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | NOV 6, 2011 | GeetarAdam
    This video was taken at the 2011 Pea Ridge Mule Jump. If you don't like it, you can....hehe....kiss their
  • Mapping 100 Years Of US Immigration By State

    06/01/2014 7:05:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/01/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Several days ago, we looked at the big picture of US immigration, presenting the place of origin of America's 40 million foreign-born residents. However, as is always the case with the US, focusing on the big picture at the national level ignores the nuances at the state level. The following two charts using Pew Research data, compiled by the WaPo, show the dramatic changes in the land of origin of US immigrants, beginning with 1910 when Germany was the primary driver of US-born residents, accounting for 18% of US immigrants, and proceeding through 2010, when Mexico has become the...
  • Why Do Republicans Want Us to Work All the Time?

    02/10/2014 7:19:35 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 36 replies
    PoliticoMagazine ^ | February 07, 2014 | Benjamin Kline Hunnicut
    This week, America’s political class has been consumed by an intense, vitriolic debate over a single number: 2.5 million. That’s the amount by which, according to the Congressional Budget Office, President Obama’s signature health care law will effectively reduce the U.S. work force over the next decade. The initial Republican reaction was predictable: Pundits filled the airwaves, Cassandra-like, to paint Obamacare as the ultimate job killer. Never mind that, reading the fine print, it’s clear the CBO was talking about workers voluntarily reducing their hours in response to the law—not getting laid off or seeing their shifts scaled back. And...
  • Separated at Birth: Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    01/11/2014 8:47:25 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/10/2014 | Betsy Rothstein
    This may be the Separated at Birth to end all Separated at Births. It’s DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Chelsea Clinton as a young girl. Who knew Chelsea as a girl with ringlets could be the undying twin of dws?
  • Kiffin to join Alabama as offensive coordinator

    01/11/2014 8:13:28 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 20 replies ^ | 1/10/2014 | John Zenor
    Alabama hired former Southern California coach Lane Kiffin on Friday as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Kiffin returns to the Southeastern Conference after head coaching stints with the NFL's Oakland Raiders, Alabama rival Tennessee and the Trojans. He replaces Doug Nussmeier, who left Alabama for Michigan. "He is an outstanding and creative offensive coach who has great experience both at the college and NFL level," coach Nick Saban said in a statement. "He has a very good understanding of the game and I have always been impressed with what I saw in the games he called. He coaches with...
  • Children seized after swearing toddler video release

    01/09/2014 10:32:49 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 35 replies ^ | 1/9/14 | George Mathis
    Teaching a child racial epithets isn’t a crime, but it can lead to your children being taken from you. A police union in Nebraska has posted a video of a toddler using the “N-word” and a “slew of profanities” while arguing with adults over a toppled chair, reports CNN, who, unlike police, has blurred the face of the child. The kid even knows how to “shoot a bird.” The toddler and three other children were taken from the home Wednesday by Omaha police and Nebraska Child Protective Services. The police union, who says it got the video from a “local...
  • Think again: Why WoW’s radical leaders matter (Israel's 'Women of the Wall)

    12/01/2013 9:47:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies ^ | 11/28/13 | JONATHAN ROSENBLUM
    Is it merely a coincidence that so many of Women of the Wall’s (WoW) leaders have numerous close associations with radical, anti-Israel groups? Or could it be that WoW is a useful vehicle for advancing an anti-Israel narrative that leaves Israel increasingly isolated internationally? Is concealing that agenda the reason why WoW tried to suppress the story of its leaders’ ties to fringe anti-Israel NGOs? Early this month, journalist Rachel Avraham posted a story on Jerusalem Online, the English-language website of Channel 2 News, detailing the connections between WoW vice-chairwoman Batya Kallus and chairwoman Anat Hoffman, and various anti-Israel groups....
  • Obama is Leroy Jenkins !!! [short humor]

    10/24/2013 9:21:10 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 15 replies
    10/25/13 | Vanity
    Obama is the Leroy Jenkins of Healthcare reform. Here is a short video of the Obamacare team taking a break playing World of Warcraft ;-)
  • Slowest Start To A Hurricane Season On Record

    08/25/2013 9:38:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    Real Science ^ | 8/24/2013 | Unknown
    Obama says that hurricanes are getting worse, based on some research done at the Choom Climatological Institute. As we approach the end of August, there have been no Atlantic hurricanes. By this date in the year 1886, there had already been seven hurricanes – including three major hurricanes, one of which wiped the city of Indianola, Texas off the map.
  • Japan machinery orders fall in a sign of weak capex

    08/12/2013 9:38:53 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/12/2013 | Tetsushi Kajimoto
    (Reuters) - Japan's core machinery orders fell in June and companies expect them to fall further in the current quarter, another sign that government stimulus has yet to boost capital spending as debate intensifies over how to address massive and growing public debt. Weak capital spending is a source of concern for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who faces a tough decision on whether or not to go ahead with a sales tax increase to lift revenues and is reportedly now considering a cut in corporate taxes. The 2.7 percent fall in core orders, which excludes those of ships and electric...
  • Death Row Inmate's Last Words: 'Wow! That Is Great!'

    04/26/2013 7:21:39 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | April 26, 2013
    A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for fatally shooting one of three people he and a partner abducted during a convenience store robbery nearly 11 years ago. Richard Cobb, 29, didn’t deny using a 20-gauge shotgun to kill Kenneth Vandever in an East Texas field where two women also were shot and one was raped. He was convicted of capital murder. “Life is death, death is life. I hope that someday this absurdity that humanity has come to will come to an end,” Cobb said when asked if he had any last words. “Life is too short. I hope...
  • Fish & Game Club Outs Cops

    01/17/2013 3:29:00 PM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 13 replies
    WPTZ Channel 5 News ^ | Jan. 17, 2013 |
    Shooting Range No Longer Welcomes Burlington Police Range says it can't support a city that threatens constitutional freedoms Published 2:40 PM EST Jan 17, 2013 BURLINGTON, Vt. —The Burlington Police Department is getting caught in the crossfire between Burlington City Council and Second Amendment advocates. A shooting range in Morrisville, Vt. is no longer letting Burlington Police officers train there. The Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club voted on the issue, saying it can no longer support a city that is threatening constitutional freedoms.
  • Scariest Path In The World in HD(VIDEO)

    12/22/2012 12:15:19 PM PST · by navysealdad · 10 replies
    El Caminito del Rey (English: The King's little pathway) is a walkway or via ferrata, now fallen into disrepair, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in the district of Málaga, Spain. The name is often shortened to Camino del Rey. In 1901 it became obvious that workers at the hydroelectric power plants at Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls needed a walkway to cross between the falls, to provide for transport of materials, and for the inspection and maintenance of the channel. Construction of the walkway took four years and it was finished...
  • Behold, I Am TITAN, hear my 20 petaflop ROAR

    10/29/2012 12:14:28 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | 29 October 2012 | Timothy Prickett Morgan
    Oak Ridge National Laboratories is really eager to talk about the "Titan" supercomputer, which weighs in at more than 20 petaflops of performance and which has just been activated this month. In fact it's too eager to wait until the SC12 supercomputing trade show in November to give out all the feeds and speeds. Cray and Nvidia, which want to sell baby clones of Titan as fast as they can, are similarly impatient. And so, with Titan actually up and running, they are unveiling Titan super now rather than later. The top techies from Cray, Nvidia, and Oak Ridge were...
  • Republicans out Democrat in 'World of Warcraft' witch hunt

    10/05/2012 7:10:58 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 85 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 4, 2012 | Winda Benedetti
    Colleen Lachowicz is a Democratic candidate running for State Senate in Maine. She's also a level 85 orc in the massively popular online game "World of Warcraft." And for that, the Republican party says she is unfit for office. Maine's GOP has accused Lachowicz of living a "bizarre double life" and set up a website meant to out her participation in the popular online game -- a game that currently boasts some 10 million players around the world. Not only does the website show off a picture of the orc character she plays -- named Santiaga -- it also displays...
  • Entire Cities In World of Warcraft Dead, Hack Suspected

    10/07/2012 6:53:05 PM PDT · by vbmoneyspender · 161 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 10/7/2012 | hypnosec
    "Entire cities in the World of Warcraft have been destroyed with no one spared, not even the NPCs. About 13:00 GMT, forums on WOW started getting the first comments from users regarding players and NPCs dying on the Ragnaros-EU realm in Orgrimmar. Users of the online game started reporting that Draenor had a similar sight to offer. Some of the other realms where this was reported include Tarren Mill, and Twisting Nether." Also at Joystiq, and (with more screenshots) at WCCF Tech, which reports that "it appears the damage is most severe in World of Warcraft European servers."
  • The New Wave Academy for Women (MUST READ)

    06/21/2012 8:03:42 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 6 replies
    The Thinking Housewife ^ | July 30, 2009 | Laura Wood
    TH: Good evening, and welcome to The Thinking Housewife. My guest tonight is the eminently fictitious Ellie Forthnaught, founder and sole proprietor of an interesting new venture in education, the New Wave Academy for Women. Welcome, Mrs. Forthnaught. Mrs. F: Thank you. Thrilled to be here. TH: Mrs. Forthnaught, – may we call you Ellie? Mrs. F: No, no. Please call me Andy. That’s what all my friends call me. TH: Fine then, Andy. Tell us about this idea of yours. I understand you intend to revolutionize women’s higher education in America. Mrs. F: Oh well, I’m no revolutionary really,...
  • Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz: Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’

    04/12/2012 3:51:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 12, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball where fill-in host Michel Smerconish asked him his opinions of the arrest warrant issued and carried out for alleged Trayvon Martin murderer, George Zimmerman. Dershowitz called the affidavit justifying Zimmerman’s arrest “not only thin, it’s irresponsible.” He went on to criticize the decision to charge Zimmerman for second degree murder by special prosecutor Angela Cory as being politically motivated. “You’ve seen the affidavit of probable cause. What do you make of it,” Smerconish asked. “It won’t suffice,” Dershowitz replied without hesitation. “Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin. This...
  • Free Republic link removed from Drudge Report! [Link restored]

    01/27/2012 8:24:29 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 114 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | January 27, 2012 | LucianOfSamasota
  • Reunited after 77 years: Woman meets the daughter she gave up for adoption

    01/02/2012 4:06:05 PM PST · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Daily Mail, UK ^ | 02 Jan 2012
    For almost a century, Minka Disbrow tried to find out what became of the baby girl she gave up for adoption after being raped as a teenager. She hoped, but never imagined, that she would see her daughter Betty Jane again. Her only connection to the child was a black and white photograph of the baby bundled up in blankets shortly after she was born. Then in 2006, Mrs Disbrow, who turned 100 years old at the end of last month, received a call from Brian Lee who turned out to be her grandson. He then asked if she'd like...
  • Green Bay’s Randall Cobb, first NFL player born in 1990s, tears it up in rookie debut

    09/09/2011 8:16:10 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 14 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Sep 09 2011 | By Doug Farrar
    Ready to feel just a bit older than you did before? Check this little factoid out. Green Bay Packers rookie Randall Cobb(notes), the team's second-round pick out of Kentucky, is the first person born in the 1990s to play in an NFL game. That's right — the 5-foot-10, 191-pound 2011 junior was born on August 22, 1990, just a year before the beginning of the career of New Orleans Saints kicker John Kasay(notes). Kasay was on the wrong side of the Packers' 42-34 season-opening win, and Cobb made all the difference in his first regular season NFL game.
  • Wow! Rick Perry Threatens Bernanke, And Says More QE Would Be "Almost Treasonous"

    08/15/2011 10:25:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 123 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/15/11 | Joe Weisenthal & Zeke Miller
    The politicization of monetary policy being taken to a brand new level. ThinkProgress reports: Speaking just now in Iowa, Perry said, “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in history is almost treasonous in my opinion.” Treason is a capital offense. The remark appeared to be in response to a question from an attendee at the event, but it does not seem to be off the
  • Durham teen discovers piece of shuttle history [Found piece of Apollo 16]

    07/09/2011 9:06:13 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 50 replies
    NBC, Channel 17 ^ | Saturday, July 9, 2011 | Penn Holderness
    ROUGEMONT, N.C. -- I have to admit -- I am a space nerd. I've watched "Apollo 13" about 60 times, and "From the Earth to the Moon" about six times. When I worked the AM shift at NBC-17 and I needed a book to put me to sleep at 7 p.m., I found an old textbook at a used bookstore near N.C. State called "The Science of Spaceflight." Boring as heck, but now I know what a Hohmann transfer is, and I can tell you how they mix propulsion elements to send rockets a million miles. Like everyone else, it...
  • Reps. Frank, Paul want to end federal ban on pot

    06/23/2011 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two House members introduced a bill Thursday that would remove marijuana from the list of federal controlled substances and cede to the states enforcement of laws governing pot. The legislation would eliminate marijuana-specific penalties under federal law, but would maintain a ban on transporting marijuana across state lines. It would allow individuals to grow and sell marijuana in states that make it legal.
  • Incredible Before-And-After Photo Shows How Fast Japan Is Rebuilding

    03/23/2011 7:59:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/23/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Here's something positive in Japan to break up the unending headlines about Fukushima.Via Good Magazine, here's a before-and-after photo of a highway that was totally torn up after the earthquake.The time lapse is three days.Here's the press release on the status of highway repairs. Image: Good Magazine
  • Huh? CNN Anchor just pointed out absurdity of leftwing hysteria against Palin.

    01/09/2011 8:55:58 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 47 replies
    Where: CNN "Reliable Sources" Who: Surprizingly balanced CNN Anchor, leftwing kook, conservative. When: About 2 minutes ago. Why: Fox News Channel's ratings?
  • IBM characterizes single-atom DRAM

    09/24/2010 8:30:04 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 6 replies
    EE Times ^ | 23 September 2010 | R. Colin Johnson
    PORTLAND, Ore.—The ultimate memory chips of the future will encode bits on individual atoms, a capability recently demonstrated for iron atoms by IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, Calif.,  which unveiled a new pulsed technique for scanning tunneling microscopes (STMs). Pulsed-STMs yield nanosecond time-resolution, a requirement for designing the atomic-scale memory chips, solar panels and quantum computers of the future. "My hope is that we can spawn a great following doing nanosecond time resolution and atomic-scale spatial resolution with their STMs," said Andreas Heinrich, a physicist in the IBM's Almaden Lab. STMs, invented at IBM in the 1980s, have...
  • Nicolas Sarkozy to foreign-born French: Target police and lose your citizenship

    08/21/2010 8:58:25 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 38 replies · 1+ views ^ | Aug 2 2010 |
    A sweeping and blunt proposal by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to strip French citizenship from persons of foreign origin who endanger police is bringing storms of protest by minority groups and the opposition who accuse the president of a new low in playing the race and ethnic card to appeal to the French far right. A sweeping and blunt proposal by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to strip French citizenship from persons of foreign origin who endanger police is bringing storms of protest by minority groups and the opposition who accuse the president of a new low in playing the race...
  • Saint Shirley Sherrod: Shut Down for Good of the Country

    07/22/2010 6:57:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 352 replies · 9+ views
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod, who claims she was falsely smeared as a racist while she herself falsely smears Republicans and Fox News as racists, said this morning that she would like to see, the website that made her famous, shut down for the good of the country.CNN's American Morning reported on Sherrod's demand:She said if Breitbart's site were shut down, "That would be a great thing, because I don't see how that advances us in this country ... at a time when we should be trying to look at how we can make space for all of us...
  • 11 percent approve of Congress?! According to Hemmer on Foxnews.

    07/22/2010 7:48:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 39 replies
    Bill Hemmer cites new poll that says 11 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. And WHO is in charge mind you?? Hemmer said this was Rasmussen I believe. And that it's the lowest they've ever polled ANYTHING?!
  • Trapped Conneticutt man tried cutting off his own arm (he's alive !)

    06/10/2010 6:51:53 PM PDT · by onona · 23 replies · 1,239+ views
    Democrat and Chronicle ^ | 6/10/2010 | Pat Eaton-Robb
    By Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. — Jonathan Metz had been trapped for two days in his basement with his left arm stuck in a broken furnace. Smelling rotting flesh, he decided that amputation was his only hope. So the 31-year-old fashioned a tourniquet near his shoulder and began cutting. He made it almost all the way through, but wasn't able to free himself.
  • World of Warcraft Skills Help Norwegian Boy Save His Sister From Moose Attack

    06/08/2010 12:21:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies · 170+ views ^ | June 08, 2010
    A NORWEGIAN boy, 12, reportedly saved himself and his sister from a moose attack using skills he picked up playing the online role-playing game World of Warcraft. Hans Jørgen Olsen, 12, and his sister encountered a moose during a walk in the forest near their home in the central Norwegian town of Leksvik, said the Norwegian online newspaper Nettavisen. It was then Olsen's WoW instincts reportedly kicked in. Firstly, he taunted the animal to get it away from his sister, the paper said. In WoW, players use taunting to shoo monsters away from weaker team members, the newspaper said. Then,...
  • Man mauled after smoking pot can get workers' comp

    06/04/2010 1:09:04 PM PDT · by epithermal · 33 replies · 583+ views
    NWCN ^ | June 4, 2010 | Associated Press
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge says it's not a worker's fault he got mauled by a grizzly bear at a tourist attraction, even if he smoked marijuana before trying to feed the animal. Brock Hopkins acknowledged smoking pot before arriving to work at Great Bear Adventures on Nov. 2, 2007. When he entered the bear's pen, he was attacked and had to be hospitalized. The owner of the attraction near Glacier National Park says Hopkins was a volunteer and that his use of marijuana caused the accident. But Judge James Jeremiah Shea of the state Workers' Compensation Court...
  • Boatloads of bloody-minded pacifists

    06/01/2010 4:27:27 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies · 769+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 2nd June 2010 | Andrew Bolt
    NOTHING more to be said. Israeli soldiers kill at least nine peace activists trying to ship aid to a starving people. Or, as the front page of The Age screamed yesterday: "Israel kills boat protesters." End of story. There are riots and protests in London, Paris, New York, Istanbul, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and throughout the Middle East. The UN whacks Israel and calls for an emergency meeting of the Security Council. From Moscow to Washington, Israel stands utterly friendless. Dangerously alone. What a coup for those pledged to destroy that tiny Jewish country. How discredited and defenceless Israel seems. Someone...
  • Scramjet-powered X-51A Waverider missile breaks Mach 5 record

    05/28/2010 11:13:14 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies · 1,098+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | 5-27-10 | Matthew Shaer
    On Wednesday morning, a US Air Force X-51A Waverider missile sustained speeds of Mach 5 for more than 200 seconds, the US Air Force has announced. The X-51A Waverider, which was launched over the southern California coast, is powered by next-gen scramjet technology.
  • Symantec fires off false alarm on WoW update

    05/17/2010 10:22:55 AM PDT · by Gomez · 2 replies · 206+ views
    World of Warcraft denizens are complaining that an anti-virus update published by Symantec over the weekend falsely labelled a component of the game as potentially malign. Instead of throwing spells or wielding axes, fans of the role-playing game who choose Symantec for their security protection complain that the firms is listing benign library as an information stealer. Multiple posts on a WoW forum suggest that the problem is far from isolated. We asked Symantec if it could shed any light on the situation on Monday lunchtime, but have yet to hear back. There's been a rash of false positives...
  • UCLA study proves Mormons live longer (LDS Caucus)

    04/13/2010 10:13:22 PM PDT · by restornu · 12 replies · 515+ views
    For Mormon Times ^ | Published: Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 | By Mark W. Cannon and Danielle Stockton
    Second in a three-part series. Mormon men live 10 years longer than other U.S. white males. Mormon women live more than five years longer than other U.S. white females. Those are the among the results of a 25-year study into the health habits and the longevity of the Mormon lifestyle by non-Mormon UCLA professors James E. Enstrom and Lester Breslow, who summarized their research with the conclusion: "Several healthy characteristics of the Mormon lifestyle are associated with substantially reduced death rates and increased life expectancy." The study, conducted from 1980 to 2004, included information from questionnaire responses by more than...
  • When using open source makes you an enemy of the state

    02/24/2010 7:16:42 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 29 replies · 701+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 23 February 2010 | Bobbie Johnson
    It's only Tuesday and already it's been an interesting week for the world of digital rights. Not only did the British government changed the wording around its controversial 'three strikes' proposals, but the secretive anti-counterfeiting treaty, Acta, was back in the headlines. Meanwhile, a US judge is still deliberating over the Google book settlement.As if all that wasn't enough, here's another brick to add to the teetering tower of news, courtesy of Andres Guadamuz, a lecturer in law at the University of Edinburgh.Guadamuz has done some digging and discovered that an influential lobby group is asking the US government to...