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  • We’re About to Get Our Closest Look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

    07/11/2017 11:35:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | 11 Jul , 2017 | Matt Williams
    As part of its sixth orbit of Jupiter’s turbulent cloud tops, Juno passed close to Jupiter’s center (aka. perijove), which took place at 6:55 p.m. PDT (9:55 p.m. EDT). Eleven minutes later – at 7:06 p.m. PDT (10:06 p.m. EDT) – the probe flew over the Great Red Spot. In the process, Juno was at a distance of just 9,000 km (5,600 miles) from the anticyclonic storm, which is the closest any spacecraft has ever flown to it. During the flyby, Juno had all eight of its scientific instruments (as well its imager, the JunoCam) trained directly on the storm....
  • Photograph of Io over Jupiter's Great Red Spot

    08/28/2016 8:10:50 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    Imgur ^ | 8/27/16
  • A $10 Spot Challenge... FReepers...

    02/28/2016 5:18:29 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 169 replies
    My own workup | 02/28/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Trump supporters, I would like to celebrate the Session's endorsement, by giving F.R. a $10 spot. Would any of you like to join me, and help push the FReepathon over the top? 0050 = $00,500.00 0100 = $01,000.00 0250 = $02,500.00 0500 = $05,000.00 1000 = $10,000.00 Gotta go, I'm going to donate right now! Click on the graphic to join me...
  • Eric Hill, creator of Spot the Dog, dies at 86

    06/12/2014 6:53:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | June 12, 2014 | Channing Joseph
    Eric Hill, whose effort to entertain his young son with a simple drawing of a mischievous dog named Spot blossomed into a popular series of children's books that have sold more than 60 million copies, has died at his home in central California. He was 86.
  • 300,000-year-old hearth found: Microscopic evidence shows repeated fire use in one spot over time

    01/28/2014 3:05:36 AM PST · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Weizmann Institute of Science
    Summary: When did humans really begin to control fire and use it for their daily needs? Scientists discovered in the Qesem Cave, an archaeological site near present-day Rosh Ha'ayin, the earliest evidence -- dating to around 300,000 years ago -- of unequivocal repeated fire building over a continuous period. These findings help answer the question and hint that those prehistoric humans already had a highly advanced social structure and intellectual capacity.
  • Kim Jong-un's Aunt Helped Purge Her Own Husband in North Korean Treachery

    12/12/2013 4:26:03 PM PST · by george76 · 81 replies
    abc ^ | ‎12‎/‎12‎/‎2013‎ | JOOHEE CHO
    Details emerging from North Korea about Kim Jong-un's surprising public purging of his uncle from a top position indicate that it was a family affair with his aunt and brother, armed with a pistol, taking part in the arrests of ranking officials. ... "What you have to understand is that the North Korean dynasty is run by an absolute blood-based hereditary mindset," pointed out Lee Yun-keol, the president of North Korea Strategic Information Service Center. The purge drama was designed by Kim Kyong-hee, Jang's wife, and Kim Jong-un, Lee said. ... The South Korean media have also been reporting that...
  • TSA Spent $900 Million on Behavior Detection Officers Who Detected 0 Terrorists

    11/25/2013 7:10:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 25, 2013 - 6:14 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spent approximately $900 million over the last 5 years for behavior detection officers to identify high-risk passengers, but so far, according to the General Accountability Office (GAO), only 0.59% of the passengers flagged were arrested, and among those, not one was charged with terrorism—zero. In 2003, the TSA started testing its Screening of Passengers by Observation Technique (SPOT) program, which was then fully deployed in 2007. About 3,000 behavior detection officers (BDO) “had been deployed to 176 of the more than 450 TSA-regulated airports in the United States” by fiscal year 2012 (Oct. 1, 2011–Sept....
  • Cal Worthington Legendary Car Salesman DEAD AT 92

    09/09/2013 12:28:25 PM PDT · by kingu · 66 replies
    TMZ ^ | 09/09/2013 | TMZ
    Cal Worthington -- the legendary car dealer who became famous for his "Go see Cal" TV commercials has gone on to that great used car lot in the sky, TMZ has learned. Worthington -- who had dealerships in Long Beach, CA, Anchorage, Alaska, Phoenix, Houston, Sacramento and other cities -- died Sunday at his ranch in California.
  • Historic Price of Silver/Gold and Buying for Long-Term (VANITY)

    01/22/2012 8:15:12 PM PST · by Spydergoo · 26 replies
    Me | 11-22-2012 | Self
    Hoping for an education from some Freepers on history and future of silver and gold prices. When I look at the historical price of silver, it looks like we've seen this trend before in the late 70's and early 80's. Prior to this, it was under $10 an ounce, then spiked to about $50 an ounce, then back down to $10 for a couple of decades. My question is, why should we not expect it to drop back down to a historically baseline price of around $10 an ounce within the next couple of years? If you can answer that,...
  • I spy with my little eye: TSA rolling out new ‘behavior detection officers’

    08/03/2011 2:49:13 PM PDT · by EBH · 45 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 8/3/11 | C.J. Ciaramella
    Passengers flying through Boston’s Logan International Airport will notice the security screeners are chattier than usual, but it’s not an improved customer service policy. On Tuesday the Transportation Security Administration began a test-run at Logan of its SPOT program, which stands for Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques... “...The vast majority of passengers will experience a casual greeting conversation with the BDO as they go through identity verification,” a TSA spokesperson said. “A small portion of passengers may get selected for an extended, but still limited conversation.” Since its creation in 2007, TSA’s SPOT program has grown almost fifteen-fold. As...
  • Spot Gold Passes $1640

    08/02/2011 10:20:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/2/11 | Tyler Durden
    Nobody could have foreseen the "tradition" being a safe haven escape to all the other "traditional" fiat-based garbage available to investors. Nobody. Next stop: $1950.
  • TRENDING: Obama: They talk about me like a dog

    09/06/2010 1:36:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 401 replies
    CNN ^ | September 6th, 2010 | Alexander Mooney
    <p>"Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time and they're not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That's not in my prepared remarks, but it's true," he told a crowd largely consisting of union members.</p>
  • Another reason to cover your cough: pets at risk

    11/06/2009 2:35:08 PM PST · by WVKayaker · 19 replies · 676+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/6/2009 | Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
    By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People who think they may have H1N1 flu need to stay away from work, avoid sneezing on their spouses and children and now, they have someone else to worry about infecting too -- their pets...
  • New black spot on Jupiter (asteroid impact?)

    07/20/2009 12:16:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 2,463+ views
    Bad Astronomy ^ | 7/19/09
    Jupiter’s new black spot The black spot is at the top of this image. I just saw on Twitter (hard to believe I ever thought Twitter was useless) that Jupiter is sporting a new black spot near its south pole. You can see it in the picture here (click to go to the source and embiggen). People on Twitter (and on that site linked above) are speculating that this is the result of a large impact on Jupiter, similar to what happened in 1994 when comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into the big planet. But I think that’s premature; weather changes...
  • Here's how to spot the real Jew haters

    03/08/2009 10:30:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 916+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 3/7/09 | LORRIE GOLDSTEIN
    Today being the official end for another year of Israeli Apartheid Week, let's address the absurd lament from its enthusiasts that you can't criticize Israel today without being labelled an anti-Semite. Bull. First, let's dispense with "anti-Semite" -- a confusing term since Arabs can be Semites and many Jews aren't. Instead, let's call it what it is -- "Jew hatred." So, can people criticize Israel without being accused of Jew hatred? Of course.
  • Gold Spikes,Obama Yikes!

    01/20/2009 7:37:30 AM PST · by STD · 31 replies · 1,611+ views
    Gold Prices Soar ^ | 1/20/09 | Self
    Before the trading day began Tuesday, spot prices for gold were trending sharply higher. By 10AM gold prices has reached $855 an ounce, up $25 dollars in two hours. Wall Street has already factored in the potential damage an Obama Presidency would have on the stock market. Wall Steet is always prepared for the movements in the price of stocks, bonds and commodities. Traders did not take into consideration how the Average Joe across the globe would respond to plans for a whole new bundle of worthless paperhanging of the US Dollar. Gold prices had been forecast to drop down...
  • Why Doesn't McCain Use a Computer? [Explains McCain's War Injuries]

    09/14/2008 10:56:55 AM PDT · by flyfree · 35 replies · 197+ views
    abcnews ^ | Jake Tapper
    Assuredly McCain isn't comfortable talking about this -- and the McCain campaign discouraged me from writing about this -- but the reason the aged Arizonan doesn't use a computer or send email is because of his war wounds. I realize some of the nastier liberals in the blogosphere will see this as McCain once again "playing the POW card," but it's simply a fact: typing on a regular keyboard for any sustained period of time bothers McCain physically. He can type, he occasionally does type, but in general the injuries he sustained as a POW -- ones that make it...
  • Third Red Spot Erupts On Jupiter

    05/22/2008 10:21:40 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 112+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-22-2008 | David Shiga
    Third red spot erupts on Jupiter 18:03 22 May 2008 news service David Shiga Three red spots now adorn Jupiter – the Great Red Spot at right, Red Spot Junior at lower left and the third red spot just above it, as revealed by the Hubble Space Telescope (Image: NASA/ESA/M Wong/I de Pater/University of California, Berkeley) A third giant red storm has flared up on Jupiter, joining the Great Red Spot and the recently developed Red Spot Junior. The spot, along with new measurements of record-high wind speeds on Red Spot Junior, suggest the solar system's largest planet is...
  • Precious Metal Market

    03/13/2008 4:41:16 PM PDT · by LukeL · 7 replies · 319+ views
    To all of you financial wizards out there. I currently own 30 oz of silver and bought it around $15.00 per oz I check the spot price every know and then and have seen a rapid jump in the daily spot price. In the past 3 days it has gone up 5%. Is it a good time to sell or is $30 or $40 silver possible?
  • Hands Down - New Fred Thompson Ad (pimp)

    12/13/2007 5:20:01 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 9 replies · 92+ views ^ | 12/13/2007 | self
    Video HERE