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  • Architecture Contest Calls for Zombie-Proof Home Designs

    10/19/2011 6:58:05 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    Yahooo ^ | 10-18-11 | Joseph Castro
    Between diseases, global warming and falling satellites, we have a lot to worry about these days – but let’s not forget about the looming threat of a zombie apocalypse. To help us prepare for this potential undead disaster, the folks at Architects Southwest, an architecture firm based in Louisiana, have launched the 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition. The organization has tasked artists, architects and other zombie enthusiasts with one goal: Design a haven that can withstand a full-on zombie assault on civilization as we know it. Design entries so far are varied and imaginative, to say the least. A top...
  • "Budget zombie" put on hold by Obama administration; future in doubt ($80B Commiecare™ gimmick)

    10/10/2011 6:45:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Herald News ^ | 10/08/11 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    "Budget zombie" put on hold by Obama administration; future in doubtBy Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press Posted Oct 08, 2011 @ 10:24 PM WASHINGTON — They’re calling it the zombie in the budget. It’s a long-term care plan the Obama administration has put on hold, fearing it could go bust if actually implemented. Yet while the program exists on paper, monthly premiums the government may never collect count as reducing federal deficits. Real or not, that’s $80 billion over the next 10 years. The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program, CLASS for short, may just keep lurching along indefinitely. It...
  • Eccentric Duchess of Alba marries her toyboy

    10/06/2011 5:10:02 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 41 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | October 06, 2011 | Dan Sales
    Eccentric 85-year-old billionaire the Duchess of Alba — the world's most titled woman — married her toyboy yesterday in Spain's "wedding of the century". Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, famous for her frizzy blonde hair, wed civil servant Alfonso Diez, 60, in front of 38 guests at her Ł3billion palace.
  • Caption Occupy Wall Street "Zombies"

    10/03/2011 1:29:19 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 44 replies
    A demonstrator, with play money in her mouth and hair, marches with others dressed as "corporate zombies" as they take part in an Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan in New York, October 3, 2011. The Occupy Wall Street protests moved into their third week Monday with demonstrators camping out in Zuccotti Park.
  • Why Do All of Dictator Obama's JOBS ! Speeches and Programs Result in More DEBT ?

    09/14/2011 11:36:13 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 7 replies
    Vanity/ Failedideology | September 14, 2011 | Graewoulf
    This is truly a great mystery to me: How can a US President fail so badly after trying so hard to revive the failed ideologies of Keynesian Instant Spending Socialism, or as it is better known: " KISS, " and Socialism itself? It just doesn't make any sense! It must be very discouraging for Dictator Obama to take the very best of the failed ideologies of the past, work so hard, be so arrogant, make so many, many pretty speeches, and sign so many Pork Barrel, no ear-mark, no targeted, ( govspeak in the District of Corruption changes so fast,...

    08/24/2011 6:02:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Weather Bell ^ | August 24,2011 | Joe D'Aleo
    The meteorologists at WeatherBELL Analytics believe we have an extremely dangerous situation on our hands. It is important that everyone in the potential path of this storm understand the consequences of Hurricane Irene's track. While there is still some variation in the computer models, the possibility of a devastating hurricane on Long Island and New England is very real. The European computer model has Irene north into New Jersey, New York and up the Hudson River and so even NYC is not out of the woods yet. The HWRF model is similar to the GFS model with a track over...
  • Craigslist May Not Be The Best Place To Advertise For Weed When You’re Light

    06/21/2011 11:24:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 21, 2011
    What kind of a guy actually places an ad on Craigslist seeking to purchase marijuana?
  • The first zombie proof house...(cool)

    06/01/2011 11:26:08 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 21 replies ^ | april 26 of ???? | Posted by Blaine
    The house, with its movable walls, has only one entrance, which is located on the second floor after crossing a drawbridge. Seems like the perfect opportunity to use a flamethrower and defend the life of your family, while stylishly nesting in a piece of architectural elitism.
  • Why does CDC's 'zombie apocalypse' preparedness list omit guns?

    05/20/2011 8:58:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 April, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) raised a few eyebrows Monday, when Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan posted, on CDC's official Public Health Matters blog, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse" (expect slow/difficult loading of the web page, which is apparently drawing vastly heavier web traffic than CDC is accustomed to dealing with). Here's what CDC recommends having on hand when the flesh-eating dead arise: So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house. This includes things like water, food, and other supplies...
  • Bad news: CDC now issuing advice on how to prepare for the zombie apocalypse

    05/19/2011 7:26:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2011 | Allahpundit
    First, a religious group claims that the Rapture will happen this Saturday. Then this post mysteriously appears on the CDC’s official blog.If I see any locusts tomorrow, I’m barricading the door. There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.We’ve all seen at least one movie about flesh-eating zombies taking over (my...
  • Shut the People Down (Obama planned to make shutdown worse than it had to be!)

    04/11/2011 10:59:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 11, 2011 | The Prowler
    STANDOFF CYNICISM No one can say that President Barack Obama and his administration weren't thinking of the American people during the budget standoff with Republicans. Their inconvenience was very much on his mind. According to White House sources, in the weeks leading up to last week's push for a budget deal, the President approved plans that had the White House and federal agencies looking at every federal government resource that entailed public interaction, and whether it could be shut down during a closure of the government -- even if under normal government closures those resources would have or could have...
  • Tehran Conference Honors Rachel Corrie

    03/14/2011 4:30:40 PM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    MEMRI Blog ^ | March 13, 2011 | staff
    Iranian Press TV reports that a conference is to be held in Tehran today, March 14, to mark the anniversary of the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie. The conference is titled "Which rights, which human, which American?" The report quotes Mehdi Foroutan, the director of the Enqelab Eslami (Islamic Revolution) Cultural Center, as saying that the conference will include representatives from 30 NGOs who are gathering "to condemn the inhumane killing of the American peace activist at the hands of the Israeli regime."
  • Zombie game concerns school faculty

    01/28/2011 3:21:19 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 28, 2011
    SEATTLE, - Some administrators and faculty members at Seattle's University of Washington said they are seeking to ban "Humans Vs. Zombies Tag" on campus. Professor Mary Callahan said the game came to her attention after she spotted a student "dressed in combat fatigues, carrying a dark (toy) rifle strapped over his shoulder, and perched in the window of the fourth floor stairwell of Thomson Hall," KING-TV, Seattle, reported Thursday. "I don't doubt that this game has its social, sporting and strategic appeal, but I believe it should be played elsewhere ... I don't like walking around campus amongst make-believe assassins...
  • (Survival Tips For The Zombie Apocalypse!) Anatomy and the Perfect (Undead) Headshot

    12/08/2010 8:19:33 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 3, 2010 | JOE PAPPALARDO
    Anatomy and the Perfect (Undead) Headshot Does the creative team behind the hit TV show The Walking Dead take zombie anatomy as seriously as the legions of crazed fanboys? PM investigates. Horror aficionados judge onscreen zombie special effects by the quality of the cranial gunshots that kill the ghouls. The cameras of AMC's show The Walking Dead linger on the aftereffects of gunshots to the heads of their undead in a way that can only be described as lavish. The show's just-completed first season has been serious, emotional, well-written and epic. But for those kind of people who are obsessed...
  • Can Bayonets Kill Zombies?

    11/06/2010 9:59:33 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 95 replies · 2+ views
  • Man Accused of Shooting at Cop Pleads Insanity (Man Says He Thought Cop Was Zombie)

    10/01/2010 5:26:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 9/24/2010 | Pierrette J. Shields
    A Longmont man accused of shooting at and attempting to kill a Longmont Police Officer in May appeared in Boulder District Court on Friday and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Brandon Duke, 22, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, first degree assault, felony menacing, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, all felonies, and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer, and reckless endangerment. He told investigators after he was arrested that he believed Longmont Officer David Blake was a zombie and that his actions were caused by mental illness. Duke shot at...
  • 'Zombie' DNA Can Wake Up, Cause Disease

    08/23/2010 1:45:21 PM PDT · by The Comedian · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Newser ^ | Aug 20, 2010 | Nick McMaster
    Geneticists have found the culprit causing a common form of muscular dystrophy—zombie DNA. Sort of. They've discovered that long-inactive genes—so-called junk DNA lying dormant in the human genome for thousands of years—"can rise from the dead like zombies" and cause trouble, explains Gina Kolata in the New York Times. This is the first time they've witnessed the feat, which they spell out in the journal Science. Read more:
  • 7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly)

    08/17/2010 7:11:55 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies ^ | Aug 17, 2010 | David Dietle
    Let's pretend for a moment that zombies are real (as if half of you weren't already daydreaming about that very thing). Have you noticed how most zombie movies take place only after the apocalypse is in full-swing? By the time we join our survivors, the military and government are already wiped out, and none of the streets are safe. There's a reason the movie starts there, and not earlier. It's because the early part, where we go from one zombie to millions, doesn't make any sense. If you let the creeping buzzkill of logic into the zombie party, you realize...
  • 'Zombie ants' controlled by parasitic fungus for 48m years

    08/17/2010 7:17:15 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 43 replies
    Guardian ^ | August 18th 2010 | Ian Sample
    Earliest evidence of fungus that takes over ants' behaviour for its own ends found by scientists. The oldest evidence of a fungus that turns ants into zombies and makes them stagger to their death has been uncovered by scientists. The gruesome hallmark of the fungus's handiwork was found on the leaves of plants that grew in Messel, near Darmstadt in Germany, 48m years ago. The finding shows that parasitic fungi evolved the ability to control the creatures they infect in the distant past, even before the rise of the Himalayas. The fungus, which is alive and well in forests today,...
  • The best anti-zombie gun is a sword

    04/04/2010 11:34:38 AM PDT · by ancientart · 36 replies · 1,772+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | April 4, 2009 | Art Marmorstein
    My family and I were running as fast as we could, but the zombies got closer and closer. In desperation, I did the only thing I could think of: I started reciting Bible verses. The zombies slowed to a crawl and then to a stop. Something seemed to be happening to them, something that made them considerably less sinister. Unfortunately, my supply of memorized scriptures was disappearing fast, and I knew that, once it was gone, they'd be after us again. But just when I came to the very last verse of my scriptural ammunition supply, we were saved: I...