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  • Mythical Viking Sunstones Could Have Worked

    04/04/2018 8:49:40 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 26 replies
    Physicists from Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary have determined that the sunstones claimed to be used by Vikings to navigate on foggy and cloudy days could provide accurate results. Vikings living between 900 and 1200AD did not have magnetic compasses, and their ability to navigate was attributed in part to the use of calcite, cordierite or tourmaline crystals which functioned as linear polarizers to help them determine geographic north. The crystals can split sunlight into two beams, and when the crystal is turned, splitting the two beams at the same brightness, a navigator could see the polarized rings around the...
  • Pa. school district stocks classrooms with rocks to combat school shooters

    03/24/2018 1:19:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies ^ | 3/23/2018 | Avery Anapol
    A Pennsylvania school district has armed its students with rocks to defend themselves in the event of a school shooting. David Helsel, the superintendent of Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County, said at a state House Education Committee hearing on school safety this week that his district's classrooms are equipped with 5-gallon buckets of river rocks. "If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance to any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full of students armed with rocks," he said. "And they will be stoned." Helsel emphasized to Buzzfeed News that the so-called "go buckets" are a...
  • The Rolling Stones' New Album 'Blue & Lonesome' Has Dropped

    12/02/2016 5:26:14 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies ^ | 12/2/2016 | Lars Brandle
    The Rolling Stones have ended their longest-ever studio album drought with the release of Blue & Lonesome, the rock legends first LP in more than a decade.
  • Album Review: 'Blue & Lonesome' by the Rolling Stones

    11/29/2016 7:16:27 PM PST · by Mariner · 54 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | November 29th, 2016 | Unattributed
    It shouldn't be a surprise, really, but still it's a bit startling to hear just how well the Rolling Stones can play the blues. Strip away the glitz, the oversized stages and the pyrotechnics, and you're left with two terrific guitarists, a frontman who can play an exuberant harp and a drummer named Charlie Watts. No wonder Blue & Lonesome sounds so solid. Their first studio album in more than a decade has the simplest of concepts: Put the guys in a studio for three days, give them a songbook heavy on Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon and Howlin' Wolf,...
  • Ed Klein: Hillary Clinton Uses "People As Punching Bags"

    10/03/2016 6:53:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | October 3, 2016 | Breitbart News
    In making Donald Trumps temperament the key issue in her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has conveniently forgotten Jesuss famous admonition: He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone. Hillary is in no position to cast stones.
  • The Rolling Stones announce free concert in Cuba!

    03/23/2016 5:11:38 AM PDT · by detective · 52 replies ^ | March 1, 2016
    The Rolling Stones will perform a groundbreaking concert in Havana, Cuba on Friday March 25, 2016. The free concert will take place at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana and will be the first open air concert in the country by a British Rock Band. Always exploring new horizons and true pioneers of rock, the Stones, who have toured every corner of the globe, will bring their high octane performance and incredible music catalogue to the Caribbean for the first time ever.
  • Night of stones, firebombs in Jerusalem

    09/17/2015 6:42:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    ynet ^ | 9/17/15 | Roy Yanovski
    Israeli police plans to send large numbers of officers to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Friday, in preparation for possible protests and riots after Muslim morning prayers conclude, as violence continues to strike the city. The recent turmoil in and around Al-Aqsa mosque, as well as intelligence indicating Arab youths intend to violently protest, led Jerusalems chief of police, Moshe Edri, to order the reinforcement. Acts of violence continued in Jerusalem on Thursday evening. A bus driver was lightly wounded in the city when stones hit his bus near the Hizma checkpoint. He was treated by a paramedic team...
  • Harper tells Putin to get "get out of Ukraine" at G20 summit in Australia

    11/15/2014 9:40:19 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 38 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | November 15, 2014 | Lee-Anne Goodman
    BRISBANE, Australia - Stephen Harper had a showdown with Vladimir Putin on Saturday, telling the Russian leader to "get out of Ukraine" in a dustup at the Group of 20 summit in Australia. Harper's spokesman, Jason MacDonald, said the prime minister was speaking to a group of G20 leaders at a private leaders' retreat on Saturday morning when Putin approached and extended his hand. MacDonald said Harper told Putin: "I guess I'll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: You need to get out of Ukraine." According to MacDonald, Putin did not respond positively....
  • Midnight Rambler - Rolling Stones Brussels Affair 1973 w/ Mick Taylor (youtube audio link)

    11/01/2014 6:16:40 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 1973 | Mick and the Boys
    12 minutes of "how it's done"...
  • Strange New 2014 Addition to the Georgia Guidestones

    09/24/2014 9:17:32 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    The Vigilant Citizen ^ | 23SEP2014 | Staff Writer
    A new block on which is inscribed 2014 was recently added to the Georgia Guidestones. This eerie and mysterious monument just became even more eerie and mysterious. A new block on which is inscribed 2014 was recently added to the Georgia Guidestones. This eerie and mysterious monument just became even more eerie and mysterious. georgia-guidestones-2014-block In my article Sinister Sites : The Georgia Guidestones, I took a thorough look at the Georgia Guidestones and at its ominous message for humanity. In short, it is all about massive depopulation, world government, a single language and a single religion. While this monument...
  • 'Wandering stones' of Death Valley explained

    08/29/2014 3:15:01 PM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 39 replies
    nature ^ | 27 August 2014
    Ending a half-century of geological speculation, scientists have finally seen the process that causes rocks to move atop Racetrack Playa, a desert lake bed in the mountains above Death Valley, California. Researchers watched a pond freeze atop the playa, then break apart into sheets of ice that blown by wind shoved rocks across the lake bed. Until now, no one has been able to explain why hundreds of rocks scoot unseen across the playa surface, creating trails behind them like children dragging sticks through the mud. Its a delight to be involved in sorting out this kind of...
  • WaPo Rains on Rolling Stones Parade in Tel Aviv

    06/06/2014 5:51:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 6/6/2016 | Leo Rennert
    The Rolling Stones concert in Tel Aviv, their first in Israel, was a huge success -- musically and politically. Mick Jagger shrugged off pleas to cancel from the usual anti-Israel suspects. The Israel-boycott movement was left with another defeat.
  • Happy 70th Mick

    07/26/2013 8:46:25 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 69 replies
    youtube ^ | 1972 | Mick and Keith
    Dead Flowers - 1972 in Texas Mick, Keith, and Mick Taylor on guitar. For the youngin's out there - this is what they used to call "music"
  • Time still on his side: Mick Jagger turns 70 - 10 great performances

    More than four decades ago, Mick Jagger claimed that he couldnt imagine jumping around a stage and singing rock and roll when he was thirty. If things didnt turn out quite like he imagined they might, Jagger who turns 70 on July 26 has certainly beaten the odds. Not only has rock music not cut him down as it has far too many others, its kept him young. An impossibly agile performer, Jagger as these clips, presented in chronological order, attest still has most of the moves he displayed when he first took the stage with...
  • Defying Boycotts, Jagger, Stones, to Honor Israels 65th Birthday (Hoax)

    02/27/2013 11:42:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Joshua Pundit ^ | 2/27/13 | Rob
    In spite of a concerted campaign by 'anti-Zionists', the Rolling Stones have announced they have no intention of cancelling their planned concert in Jerusalem on Israels Independence Day, Monday, April 15. Weve been slammed and smacked and twittered a lot by the anti-Israeli side, said Mick Jagger, the bands leader and most recognizable member since 1963. All I can say is: anything worth doing is worth overdoing. So we decided to add a concert on Tuesday. Needless to say, tickets to both concerts, Monday night in Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem and Tuesday night in Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, have been...
  • Rocking at 50: Rolling Stones to tour again

    10/15/2012 5:08:49 PM PDT · by ETL · 100 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | October 15, 2012 | DANICA KIRKA
    LONDON (AP) You can't always get what you want but if your desire is to attend a Rolling Stones concert this might be your lucky day. The legendary band said Monday it would return to the stage this year with four concerts in Britain and the United States. The shows will take place on Nov. 25 and 29 at London's O2 Arena, followed by gigs on Dec. 13 and 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, just outside of New York. The shows mark the first time in five years that the Stones have performed live,...
  • Start it up: the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' first gig - Thursday 12 July,1962

    07/11/2012 7:44:44 PM PDT · by Elle Bee · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 9 July 2012 | Christopher Sandford
    In the summer of 1962, the management of the Academy cinema on Oxford Street in London thought it wise to warn patrons that the film they were about to see, the big-screen adaptation of John Wyndham's novel about killer plants, The Day of the Triffids, "contained graphic horror" and "might prove disturbing to those of a nervous disposition". Today, Wyndham's mutant shrubs look blandly innocuous. But on the night of Thursday 12 July, in a basement club called the Marquee, just a few feet below the cinema where the Triffids was screening, something much more unsettling was about to get...
  • EU Statement Suggests Arabs Can Throw Stones at Protests

    05/22/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/12 | Elad Benari
    A statement issued by the European Union on Tuesday seemed to suggest it supports Palestinian Authority Arabs rights to throw stones during non-violent protests. The statement, released on Tuesday by the spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, criticized Israel for convicting PA Arab Bassem Tamimi of dispatching stone-throwers and protesting illegally. An Israeli court convicted Tamimi on Sunday, according to an AFP report. The 45-year-old was charged with soliciting stone-throwing based on evidence that he directed such incidents from the roof-tops. He was arrested on March 24, 2011, AFP reported,...
  • Mick Jagger: Two cheers for an aging frontman

    05/18/2012 7:15:39 AM PDT · by Oratam · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2012 | Scott Galupo
    Mick Jagger will close out this season of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as both host and, along with Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire, musical guest. He does so at a moment when his professional reputation is not exactly at its high water mark.[snip] I will take the admixture of flops and gems that Late Jagger yields over what I'm getting from Late Richards which is not much of anything.
  • The Stones Cry Out ,Addressing the Worldwide Sounds

    01/22/2012 11:29:59 AM PST · by STD · 44 replies
    vanity ^ | 1/21/12 | STD
    Dear FReepers, Since the first week in January, a worldwide sensation has swept the internet. Thousands of people have reported hearing trumpets, horns, clicking and thumping noises coming from out of the ground, or the mountains or in the forests. Basically, wherever the din of society can't drowned out the sounds.