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  • Today is the 31st anniversary of Andy Warhol's death

    02/22/2018 7:00:10 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 46 replies
    biography ^ | 02/22/2018 | biography
    Lived: Aug 06, 1928 - Feb 22, 1987 (age 58) Warhol's other famous pop paintings depicted Coca-cola bottles, vacuum cleaners and hamburgers. He also painted celebrity portraits in vivid and garish colors; his most famous subjects include Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger and Mao Zedong. As these portraits gained fame and notoriety, Warhol began to receive hundreds of commissions for portraits from socialites and celebrities. His portrait " Eight Elvises" eventually resold for $100 million in 2008, making it one of the most valuable paintings in world history.
  • Question: "What makes Christianity unique?"

    07/08/2017 10:26:52 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 45 replies ^ | unknown | unknown
    Answer: Is Christianity really unique, or is it just one of many roads on the path to Truth? Is Christianity truly unique among the many religions around the world? If it is, what makes it so? Unique among all religions, Christianity makes several claims that others do not. First, all other religions exhort man to reach up to God and grasp hold of Him through their own efforts. Christianity is the only religion where God reaches down to man. Second, other religions are systems of do’s and don’ts to appease God; whereas Christianity is a relationship with God. Third, Christianity...
  • Best Valentine gift idea for HIM .....

    02/01/2013 12:08:36 PM PST · by Lizavetta · 45 replies
    February 1, 2013 | lizavetta
    Valentine's Day is coming up and I'd love to get Freepers' opinions of the best gift idea they've ever heard of for a man .... something that will completely melt him like butter and make him feel like a million bucks. I know there are plenty of creative and imaginative people on this forum so please help me here .....
  • How Unique Is Your Web Browser? (You're being tracked based on how unique your browser settings are)

    06/04/2011 6:29:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies
    Abstract. We investigate the degree to which modern web browsers are subject to "device fingerprinting" via the version and con figurtion information that they will transmit to websites upon request. We implemented one possible fingerprinting algorithm, and collected these fingerprints from a large sample of browsers that visited our test site, We observe that the distribution of our fingerprint contains at least 18.1 bits of entropy, meaning that if we pick a browser at random, at best we expect that only one in 286,777 other browsers will share its fingerprint. Among browsers that support Flash or Java, the situation...
  • Pizza in Naples may be baked using coffin wood: report

    05/17/2010 1:56:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies · 732+ views
    AFP ^ | 5/17/2010
    Italian prosecutors believe pizza in the southern city of Naples may be baked in ovens lit with wood from coffins dug up from the local cemetery, Italian daily Il Giornale reported on Monday. "Pizza, one of the few symbols of Naples that resists... is hit by the concrete suspicion that it could be baked with wood from coffins," Il Giornale said. Investigators in Naples are setting their sights on the thousands of small, lower-end pizza shops and bakeries that dot the city on suspicion that patrons may "use wood from caskets to keep ovens burning." Naples' graveyard has long been...
  • Victim turns gun on burglary suspects (Happened around the corner from my house)

    05/29/2009 2:50:47 PM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies · 1,571+ views
    WAVY TV ^ | 29 May 2009 | Ava Hurdle
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A strange twist in a Virginia Beach shooting investigation Friday. Police tell a burglary victim grabbed one of the suspects' guns and used it to fire at them. As police search for the three suspects who got away, two nearby schools are on lockdown as a precaution: White Oaks Elementary School and Parkway Elementary School. Officers were called to the 4100 block of OHare Drive at 10:45 a.m. Friday on a burglary call. A couple minutes later, a shooting call came in, just down the street, according to police spokesperson Adam Bernstein. Police say the...
  • Unique Dutch Settlement Discovered From Bronze Age

    05/24/2008 8:36:32 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 152+ views
    M&C ^ | 5-23-2008
    Unique Dutch settlement discovered from Bronze Age May 23, 2008, 8:52 GMT Amsterdam - Archaeologists have found a settlement dating back to the Bronze Age just north of Eindhoven, a city in the southern Netherlands, Dutch archaeologist Nico Arts told Dutch media Friday. The discovery was made during preparations for the building of a highway junction at Ekkersrijt, north of Eindhoven. The settlement may be the largest ever discovered in the Netherlands, and is definitely the largest settlement ever found in the southern Netherlands. Bronze Age settlements (1500-850 BC) have also been discovered in the province of Drenthe in the...
  • Airmen perform unique mission in Iraq

    02/12/2008 3:56:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 89+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Capt. Jason McCree, USAF
    2/12/2008 - CAMP BUCCA, Iraq (AFPN) -- While the spiraled rows of concertina wire, countless watch towers, and endless miles of fencing resemble that of detention facilities throughout the world, for the more than 600 Airmen deployed to the Theater Internment Facility at Camp Bucca, Iraq, the mission is unlike anything they've ever done. The facility, nestled in the Southeast corner of Iraq, appears much the same from the outside as any other detention facility; however, inside it is much different, its guard force, a joint team comprised of Soldiers, Sailors, Iraqi correctional officers and Airmen, as well as the...
  • Pregnant Woman Killed, Two Injured After 30 Women Brawl in Los Angeles

    11/06/2007 2:34:17 PM PST · by Ancient Drive · 110 replies · 814+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, November 06, 2007 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — A pregnant woman was killed and two others injured after a brawl broke out involving as many as 30 young women, authorities said. The fight began about 2:30 p.m. Monday in South Los Angeles. Police said one of the women jumped into her car and struck the three victims. The woman killed was eight months pregnant and another victim was in critical condition and expected to lose her leg, authorities said. None of the victims' identities were released. Unique Bishop, 21, fled but turned herself into authorities and was booked for investigation of murder, police said. She...
  • Unique Ancient Thracian Chariot Unearthed In Bulgaria

    04/21/2007 9:14:31 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 1,163+ views ^ | 4-21-2007
    Unique Ancient Thracian Chariot Unearthed In Bulgaria 21 April 2007, Saturday A completely intact Thracian chariot was unearthed by the Bulgarian archaeologist Vesselin Ignatov on Friday, Darik News reported. The chariot was found near a burial barrow close to the central Bulgarian town of Nova Zagora. Ignatov and his team have already dated the finding to 2 century BC. The chariot has two wheels with its roof made of heavy bronze in the form of eagle heads and a folding iron chair, where the driver sat. The chariot was aimed to be pulled by three horses. The uniqueness of the...
  • Scientists Learn What Every Dog Knows - That We All Have A Unique Smell

    01/21/2007 4:01:21 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 921+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-21-2007 | Richard Gray
    Scientists learn what every dog knows – that we all have a unique smell By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:02am GMT 21/01/2007 It brings new meaning to the notion of sniffing out criminals. Scientists have discovered that it is possible to identify people by their unique aroma "fingerprint". The researchers, from Bristol University, the University of Vienna in Austria and Indiana University in the US, have developed a way of analysing the traces of scent that every person leaves behind. They hope the findings will lead to forensic techniques that will be the modern equivalent of...
  • True Believers (Bush II, Truman, Wilson and so on)

    08/26/2006 8:54:36 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 3 replies · 441+ views
    Wilson Quarterly ^ | August 2006 | Elizabeth Edwards Spalding
    ...From the first day of his presidency, Truman invoked the Almighty. He believed that America had been called to foster peace in the world, and that it had dodged that responsibility after World War I. He often explained that this duty now extended from U.S. participation in the United Nations to combating the onslaught of communismworldwide. Only in the context of freedom, he believed, could humankind exercise the free will necessary to achieving peace and happiness. Here is the conclusion of his inaugural address in 1949: “But I say to all men, what we have achieved in liberty, we will...
  • Guantanamo Proceedings Deal With Unique Legal Challenges

    01/13/2006 4:55:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 167+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 13, 2005 | Kathleen T. Rhem
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Jan. 13, 2006 – U.S. officials writing the rules for military commissions to try accused war criminals here believe the need for a detainee to have competent legal representation trumps his right to self-representation. A defendant's right to choose his own attorney has become a legal sticking point in the case of an accused al Qaeda propagandist being held here since early 2002. Ali Hamza Ahmad Sulayman al Bahlul, a Yemeni believed to be a close associate of Osama bin Laden, has asked to represent himself and has refused to speak to his appointed military...
  • Job Fair Highlights Veterans' Unique Skills, Commitment

    11/04/2005 4:08:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 4, 2005 | Donna Miles
    NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2005 – Employers anxious to tap into the skills and discipline military service instills in its members converged with thousands of job-seeking veterans here at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Nov. 3 during the first Salute Our Heroes Veterans Job Fair and Career Expo. The fair brought together an estimated 7,000 veterans, many recently returned from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and 87 private-sector, government and union employers hoping to entice current and former servicemembers into their workforces. Guy "Doc" Holliday, vice president for advertising for The New York Times, which hosted the event, said...
  • VMA-223 Sgt. Maj. brings unique experience, keeps Marines focused

    10/24/2005 4:20:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 396+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 24, 2005 | Cpl. James D. Hamel
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 24, 2005) -- Sgt. Maj. Courtney K. Curtis had never served in an aviation combat unit. After enlisting in the Marine Corps as an amphibious assault vehicle crewman, Curtis had spent all his time in the Fleet Marine Force with Marine Corps ground units. As a first sergeant, Curtis deployed twice with a tank battalion, to Djibouti, Africa, and to support the initial stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Curtis had been everywhere except the Wing. “I was told that Wing Marines lacked disciple,” said Curtis, a native of Panama City, Fl. The veteran crewman was less...
  • Business Leaders See Ship With Unique Military, Civilian Crew

    10/21/2005 6:24:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 553+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 21,2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    ABOARD THE USS MOUNT WHITNEY, Oct. 21, 2005 – Business leaders participating in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference today got to visit a one-of-a-kind Navy ship and sail off the coast of Naples, Italy. The USS Mount Whitney, the flagship for the 6th Fleet, is the only Navy ship with a hybrid crew of civilian and military personnel. About 60 percent of the crew are Navy personnel, and 40 percent are civilian mariners from the Military Sealift Command. The USS Mount Whitney is being used as a test platform for the hybrid crew model, said Navy Capt. Tadd Wheeler, commanding...
  • Unique Flagstones Of Rabat Tepe Raise Questions

    10/20/2005 4:53:40 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 511+ views
    CHN ^ | 10-20-2005
    Unique flagstones of Rabat Tepe Raise QuestionsThe discovery of 3000-year-old flagstones in Rabat Tepe has surprised archaeologists. Tehran, 20 October 2005 (CHN) -- The first season of archaeological excavations in Rabat Tepe led to the discovery of 3000-year-old 180x180 cm flagstone, which have never been seen before in any Urartu historical sites. Similar flagstones have been found in Ancient Rome and Ancient Iran historical sites. Rabat Tepe is located near the town of Sardasht in West Azarbaijan province of Iran. It is believed that hill used to be the capital of Musasir government about 3000 years ago. Before setting on...
  • Hawaiian Caterpillar Has Unique Taste (mollusk eater - has a hankering for escargot)

    07/22/2005 7:31:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 727+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/05 | Randolph E. Schmid - AP
    WASHINGTON - A type of caterpillar with a taste for escargot rather than the normal vegetable diet has been discovered in Hawaii. The caterpillar is the first ever observed to eat any kind of mollusk, researchers report in Friday's issue of the journal Science. Indeed, only about one-tenth of 1 percent of caterpillars eat anything but vegetables. Hyposmocoma molluscivora, however, will not eat the green stuff even when the caterpiller is starving, say Daniel Rubinoff and William P. Haines of the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. When these caterpillars come across a resting snail, they begin spinning silk of the type...
  • Unique Violet Shards Discovered In East Azarbaijan

    05/16/2005 3:09:38 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 660+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 5-16-2005
    Unique violet shards discovered in East Azarbaijan Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN -- A team of archaeologists has recently discovered over 100 violet-colored shards at the ancient site of Kala Tepe in the reservoir area of the Ai-Doqmush Dam, near the city of Mianeh in Iran’s East Azarbaijan Province, Javad Qandgar, the director of the team said on Sunday. The team has been tasked with saving the artifacts and gathering information from Kala Tepe, which contains ruins and artifacts from the Bronze Age. The site is being threatened by the Ai-Doqmush Dam, which recently became operational. “No example of shards...

    04/21/2005 4:37:34 AM PDT · by An American Patriot · 21 replies · 987+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | April 19, 2005 | David Brooks
    NEW IPSWICH - In the latest twist of his public battle against illegal immigrants, Police Chief Garrett Chamberlain has taken what may be a unique legal approach: He has charged a man from Mexico with criminal trespass because he was in town without legal documents. As defined in state law (RSA 635:2), a person is guilty of criminal trespass “if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place.” “If we’re going to have immigration, it needs to be controlled and we need to know what’s happening on our borders. Nobody...