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  • Ball Blames Targeting on IRS Budget Cuts: ‘You Can Understand … Why They Went That Direction’

    06/04/2013 8:16:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/4/13 | staff
    MSNBC host Krystal Ball excused the actions of IRS agents who targeted conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status on The Last Word Monday night, saying budget cuts left them without the resources to do their jobs and they had to “enforce the law as they understood it.” “The other big story here I think that has been missed in the press is the fact that the IRS budget has been cut to the point that these agents can’t do their jobs,” she said. “They do not have the resources to do their jobs, so they were trying with the limited resources...
  • MSNBC Now Uses 4-Year-Old Daughter of Anchor To Push For Gay Marriage

    04/05/2013 5:03:15 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4-5-2013 | Jeffrey Meyer
    MSNBC’s blatant promotion of gay marriage appears to have taken a bizarre and sad turn. Krystal Ball, co-host of The Cycle, has taken to using her four-year-old daughter Ella as a prop in a pro-same-sex marriage video. In the 3-minute video, Ball asks her young daughter a series of questions about who she is allowed to marry, eventually asking her what happens if she loves another girl. Ball’s daughter, who is clearly taking cues from her mom, says that because she lives in New York she can marry another girl if she loves her. [Video} Such blatant and disgusting use...
  • Dung beetle blues (Life is like a Freepathon, a constant struggle)

    02/11/2013 11:09:36 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER
    YOUTUBE ^ | February 12, 2013 | WorldsFunniestVideo
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  • Occupy Supporter Russell Simmons to Throw (hip-hop) Ball for Obama, Tickets Start at $500

    12/15/2012 7:40:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/12
    Occupy Supporter Russell Simmons to Throw Ball for Obama, Tickets Start at $500by Breitbart News 13 Dec 2012 **SNIP** The black-tie Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball will take place at the Harman Centeron Jan. 20. The gala, hosted by Russell Simmons’s Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, drew the likes of LL Cool J, T.I. and Nick Cannon in 2009, and just like 2009, VIP tickets will still carry the same eye-popping $2,500 price tag.
  • Oakland officials drop ball on crime (or 'How ranked choice voting can get you killed.')

    12/04/2012 10:29:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/4/12 | Chip Johnson
    On more than one occasion I've heard politicians dredge up the old adage "You cannot arrest your way out" of a crime problem. In Oakland, it's apparently become city policy. There's been a precipitous decline in arrests in Oakland - a 44 percent drop from 2008 to 2011, according to a Chronicle investigation. And even as arrests have bottomed out, the city's crime rate has climbed in each of the past two years, including an overall 23 percent increase this year. One of the most startling statistics, the Police Department's homicide clearance rate, is particularly troubling. Through October, the department...
  • Millions and millions of losers validated in Power Ball Lottery

    11/28/2012 10:39:21 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 45 replies
    Just sayin'
  • Wisconsin running back Montee Ball attacked

    08/01/2012 4:33:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    AP ^ | August 1, 2012 | TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Five men roughed up star Wisconsin running back Montee Ball near campus early Wednesday, inflicting head injuries serious enough to send him to the hospital, authorities said.
  • MSNBC's Krystal Ball: Virginia Abortion Law Is "Rape"

    02/22/2012 12:34:01 PM PST · by Barney Gumble · 32 replies
    MSNBC via RCP ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | Krystal Ball
    MSNBC's expert on abortion Krystal Ball: "So, Virginia is my home state and I actually ran for Congress there in 2010. So this hits very close to home for me also being a woman. What they are saying in Virginia is not only do women have to undergo an ultrasound, they have to undergo a trans-vaginal ultrasound. Mandatory state probing, okay. That's what this legislation is talking about." "It actually meets the Virginia definition of rape. So, the bigger picture here is this is a bigger piece of a whole range of anti-woman extreme legislation that was pushed through the...
  • Mysterious metal ball from space falls in Namibia

    12/22/2011 10:58:53 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 38 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 12-23-11 | CleanTV
    A mysterious metal ball reportedly fell from space , landing in a grasslands area of the African nation of Namibia. So far experts claim the object is not of alien origin. It has two bumps on each end, appears to be hollow and weights about 13 pounds. Namibia's National Forensic Science Institute Director Paul Ludik said the sphere is 3.6 feet around and is made out of a "sophisticated" alloy that is not unknown to modern science, although it has no identifying markings to link it with a country or a company. So far that's about all we're told. But...
  • My Night At The Marine Corps Ball (Justin Timberlake)

    11/15/2011 4:02:39 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 27 replies
    JustinTimberlake.com ^ | 11/13/11 | Justin Timberlake
    To all my family, friends and fans - I'm writing this out to all of you after attending an event that turned out to be one of the most moving evenings I've ever had... I had the honor and privilege last night of attending The Basic School Instructor Battalion 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the Greater Richmond Convention Center with Corporal Kelsey DeSantis... I knew I would have an evening that I wouldn't forget... Something I could tell my friends about. What I didn't know was how moved I would be by the whole experience.
  • Justin Timberlake: Marine Corps Ball “changed my life”

    11/14/2011 11:17:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies · 3+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Popstar Justin Timberlake was largely the reason actress Mila Kunis accepted an invitation to attend an upcoming Marine Corps Ball — but Cpl. Kelsey DeSantis was the reason Timberlake found himself moved almost to tears at a similar event Saturday night, a night the celebrity writes “changed [his] life.”After Timberlake publicly urged his Friends with Benefits costar Kunis to say “yes” to the request she received from a serviceman, DeSantis invited Timberlake — via YouTube — to the Nov. 12 Instructor Battalion Marine Corps Ball in Richmond, Va.“You want to call out my girl Mila?” De Santis asked in a...
  • Duluth 'ball slasher' pleads to latest break-in

    10/27/2011 12:54:24 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-26-77 | Duluth News Tribune
    Christopher Neil Bjerkness faces sentencing Nov. 29 in a felony burglary case after a plea agreement was reached Wednesday in St. Louis County District Court. Known as the "Ball Slasher," the 33-year-old Bjerkness originally pleaded not guilty to breaking into the Chester Creek Academy fitness center in May. Bjerkness has several previous convictions for breaking into facilities to slash exercise balls - an action described as a sexual fetish.
  • Albany, NY - State Sen. Ball Gets Hate-Filled Package

    04/13/2011 12:13:27 PM PDT · by Nachum
    vosizneias.com ^ | 4/13/11 | Marcela Rojas and Brian Howard
    Albany, N - A stuffed Curious George doll adorned with Star of David stickers, a hate-filled letter attributed to a radical Muslim blogger and a vial with an unknown substance were part of a suspicious package sent to state Sen. Greg Ball this afternoon, apparently in retaliation for his hearing last week that featured an anti-Islamic speaker.
  • Metairie man stabbed to death in French Quarter, NOPD looking for suspect

    10/31/2010 9:16:25 PM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 30 replies · 2+ views
    WWLTV News ^ | October 31, 2010
    The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the stabbing death Ryan Lekosky, 23 from Metairie. The stabbing occurred just after 3:30 Sunday morning at the intersection of Dauphine and Iberville Streets. According to investigators, Lekosky and his wife were walking near the intersection of Dauphine and Iberville Streets, when an unknown male, drove along side of the couple and began yelling inappropriate comments at the Lekosky’s wife. A verbal argument took place between the suspect and Lekosky’s wife; and, while Lekosky was trying to break up the argument, the suspect stabbed him multiple times. The suspect then got back into...
  • Lucille Ball, a Beautiful Genius, Major Talent and Communist Party Member

    10/11/2010 7:54:08 PM PDT · by FromLori · 129 replies
    Hollywood, CA—I just finished watching another great Henry Hathaway, film noir classic, The Dark Corner (1946) starring Lucille Ball, Mark Stevens and Clifton Webb. Mark Steven’s plays a recently paroled private eye trying to rebuild his life and business. Ball plays the private dick’s new secretary. After the PI is targeted and endangered in a somewhat convoluted scheme, Ball’s clever character comes to his rescue at every opportunity. This film is available for instant play if you’ve got a Netflix account. As a long time real life PI, I can’t imagine the luck of having a secretary like that in...
  • Dems blush as Krystal Ball (RAT-Virginia) sex pics hit the ‘Net

    10/07/2010 6:31:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    TG Daily ^ | 10/06/10 | STARR KESHET
    Dems blush as Krystal Ball sex pics hit the ‘NetSTARR KESHET | Wed 6th Oct 2010, 11:17 pm Krystal Ball, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia, says she is both "embarrassed" and "angry" that a Republican blogger posted sexually explicit pictures of her on the Internet. Warning: Definitely NSFW. The images - which were originally uploaded to a blog known as "Virginia Vertucon" - were later posted to a number of other sites, including Black Velvet Bruce Li and Gawker. "It's sexist and it's wrong, regardless of political party,” Ball said in an official statement quoted by Politico. "I'm...
  • The Islamic Republic is not Iran

    08/12/2010 8:51:55 PM PDT · by Righting · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 01, 2010 | Amil Imani
    The Islamic Republic Is Not Iran By Amil Iman We just don't get it. The Left in America is screaming to high heaven that the mess we are in, in Iraq and the war on terrorism has been caused by the right-wing and that George W. Bush, the so-called "dim-witted cowboy," has created the entire mess. The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the...
  • Katie Price is the belle of the ball in her Disney-esque gown as she attends Vienna Opera Ball

    02/12/2010 10:48:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies · 1,254+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2010 | Staff
    As the biggest night in Austria's social calendar, the annual Vienna Opera Ball draws royalty and aristocrats from around the continent to Austria's capital. So when Katie Price waltzed into the Vienna State Opera House last night, the elite in attendance could have been forgiven for wondering just how a glamour model scored an invite to such a prestigious event. Wearing a baby blue strapless ballgown and dripping with diamonds, Jordan lived out her princess fantasies as she arrived as the guests of Austrian entrepreneurs Irene and Alexander Mayer.
  • Not 'Smoking Gun' ... "A BATTERY OF MACHINE GUNS" Dr. Tim Ball on the Hacked CRU E-Mails

    11/26/2009 11:11:22 PM PST · by TCH · 28 replies · 1,551+ views
    You Tube ^ | November 24, 2009 | Dr. Tim Ball
    Retired climatologist Dr. Tim Ball joins us to discuss the significance of the recently leaked emails and documents from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University which expose deceit, duplicity and collusion between climate researchers to maintain the fraud of the man made global warming theory. These emails reveal stunning behind-the-scenes details about how this fraud has been developed and perpetuated, and Dr. Ball shares his insights on what they show.
  • Cheating Gets High-Tech With the Remote-Controlled Bowling Ball

    11/06/2009 8:18:53 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 11 replies · 690+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 11/05/09 | Alex Hutchinson
    What do you get the sports fan who wants to bowl 300 without practicing? Try the RC900, a remote-control bowling ball invented by San Antonio, Texas-based 900 Global. The bowler steers the ball by adjusting the position of a weight screwed onto a threaded shaft inside the ball. The product is being marketed to young children and those unable to bowl because of physical limitations. The ball itself is surprisingly nimble, as evidenced by a user-submitted video (see below) in which one of them slaloms smoothly around four chairs set up along the lane before striking the headpin. Of...
  • Obama's "58 foot changeup"

    07/14/2009 8:47:40 PM PDT · by KRyanJames · 77 replies · 3,420+ views
    YouTube ^ | 14 Jul 2009
    Click here to watch what the FOX on-the-field camera missed.
  • Taliban bombs kill 16 children

    04/26/2009 5:47:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 487+ views
    (Sky News) via jIHAD WATCH.org ^ | April 25, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: April 26, 2009 Taliban bombs kill 16 children To which a Pakistani minister asserts, "The Taliban have exposed their real face by killing innocent children." His point, apparently, is that by killing children, the Taliban have proven that they are behaving un-Islamicly: after all, did the prophet himself not say that women and children should not be killed (only enslaved)? Yet, when jihadis asked Muhammad if it was permissible to attack infidel villages indiscriminately even if women and children were there, he flatly said, "They are from among them," which jurists have long...
  • OnTheBall The Dream Lives On (Obama Bowling Ball)

    03/20/2009 7:42:58 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 5 replies · 406+ views
    Exciting New Custom Ball Technology is Now Available! THESE BALLS ARE MADE AS ORDERED AND ARE SHIPPED FROM THE MANUFACTURER DIRECTLY. ONLY ORDER THESE BALLS BY THEMSELVES OR WITH OTHER ONTHEBALL CUSTOM PRODUCTS ONLY. PLEASE ALLOW APPROXIMATELY 2-3 WEEKS BEFORE SHIPPING AND SELECT GROUND SHIPPING ONLY IF WITHIN THE U.S. IF YOU ARE ORDERING FROM OUTSIDE OF THE U.S., ALLOW AN ADDITIONAL WEEK BEFORE SHIPPING. These Fun rolling bowling balls are made for picking up spares or for rolling straight for the recreational Bowler. They are also great for display!
  • Video: What Every Dog Wants For Christmas (Too Funny!)

    02/04/2009 1:47:19 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 8 replies · 1,043+ views
    From the people that brought you ICanHazCheezburger.com...Click here for video.
  • Bill/Hillary drop the ball?

    12/31/2008 9:17:00 PM PST · by Reddy · 47 replies · 3,365+ views
    Did the Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop malfunction?? We didn't see it drop! Hill/Billary were supposed to push the button to release it. If so, it only proves that the Dems can't even drop the ball right!!
  • Woman’s terror over ball lightning[UK]

    11/15/2008 11:17:06 AM PST · by BGHater · 19 replies · 1,096+ views
    Western Mail ^ | 11 Nov 2008 | Sally Williams
    A woman claimed yesterday to have seen two balls of lightning in her house in West Wales. Annie Dobson, from Kidwelly, said she was terrified to see the mysterious phenomena bouncing around her home. BBC weather presenter Derek Brockway said the incident was very unusual and potentially deadly. “For years, the very existence of ball lightning was controversial,” he said. “Most scientists now accept that it does occur, but there is still no agreed explanation of what it is. “One theory suggests that ball lightning is a highly ionised blob of plasma held together by magnetic fields, while an exotic...
  • Jerry Needs No Help Playing With His Ball

    07/17/2008 3:24:36 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 14 replies · 94+ views
    Youtube ^ | 01.26.2008 | lamgngo
    Jerry and his ball From the Author: I built the ball machine because I thought my dog Jerry, might like it and that it would be something fun for me to build. So after two years of on and off work, with many safety features such as IR proximity sensors to protect Jerry and my son from the machine, I finally complete. Far from being a replacement for me, I was always right there with him enjoying his fun. And with all the troubles that I went through to build the ball machine, I still end up throwing more balls...
  • Orwell 101

    07/11/2008 6:17:48 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 4 replies · 185+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-11-08 | David Horowitz
    A couple of years ago, a student in a Peace Studies course at Ball State, taught by jazz saxophonist George Wolfe, claimed that Professor Wolfe used his class to promote a political agenda, using the classroom to argue against all forms of violence except revolutionary violence, assigning a one-sided text which argued among other things that the word “terrorist” was another term for “guerrilla” and could be applied to the American founders, and offering extra credits and better grades to students who supported his viewpoints
  • In action: a skyscraper’s amazing 728-ton stabilising ball

    06/22/2008 10:44:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 65 replies · 687+ views
    deputy-dog ^ | 6/22/08
    The enormous steel ball you see in the photos (and the incredible video below) is the world’s largest ‘tuned mass damper’ and sits near the top of the world’s largest completed skyscraper on earth, taipei 101 in taiwan. the idea behind a tuned mass damper is quite simple: as a building sways (resulting from high winds, earthquakes etc), its tuned mass damper, essentially a finely tuned and ridiculously heavy pendulum, will move in opposition to the structure’s oscillations and minimise any movement. if that makes no sense, watch the crude gif below. due to both the immense size of taipei...
  • 'Ball of fire' if Iran attacked: IAEA chief

    06/21/2008 12:24:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 170+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/21/08 | AFP
    DUBAI (AFP) - The UN atomic watchdog chief warned on Saturday that an attack on Iran over its controversial nuclear programme would turn the region into a fireball, as Tehran rejected any Israeli strike as "impossible." Mohamed ElBaradei also warned that he would not be able to continue in his role as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general if the Islamic republic were attacked. His stark comments came as Iran stressed yet again that it will not negotiate with world powers over its nuclear programme if it is required to suspend its controversial uranium enrichment. "A military strike (against...
  • Good Dog, Bad Pool Owners. LOL, you be the judge...

    05/30/2008 9:58:30 AM PDT · by fings · 5 replies · 102+ views
    Good dog, bad pool owners. Let’s face it, you wouldn’t jump in either! That's one smart doggie...http://boknowsonline.com/2008/05/30/doggie-paddle/
  • Gym Member Sues Over Burst Exercise Ball

    01/18/2008 12:41:49 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 22 replies · 1,060+ views
    local6 ^ | January 18, 2008
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A gym member is suing over an inflated exercise ball that he said burst under him, dropping him to the floor. Pete Royal said he was leaning back on the exercise ball and about to lift a pair of 75-pound dumbbells when the ball burst. Royal weighs 200 pounds. He said he needed five surgeries and couldn't use either arm for six months after the 2005 incident. The 61-year Jacksonville man's lawsuit says the YMCA failed to maintain safe conditions in the gym. It also claims the manufacturers mislabeled the rubber ball as an "anti-burst" ball. Representatives...
  • Bonds: Man who bought record-breaking home run ball is an 'idiot'

    09/19/2007 12:47:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 122+ views
    San Francisco (AP) -- Barry Bonds said the man who bought his 756th home run ball and announced plans to let the public decide its fate is an "idiot." Fashion designer Marc Ecko had the winning bid Saturday in the online auction for the ball that Bonds hit last month to break Hank Aaron's record of 755 home runs. The final selling price was $752,467, well above most predictions. Ecko, 35, has set up a Web site that lets visitors vote on three options for the ball: give it to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, brand it with an...
  • Politicians "Embarrassed" With Strippers At Golf Outing

    07/03/2007 7:08:02 PM PDT · by Socratic · 38 replies · 1,804+ views
    My Fox Toledo ^ | 7-3-2007 | Michelle Zepeda
    TOLEDO -- A golf outing for politicians left some embarrassed after they found out strippers were handing out drinks at the event. Days after the annual event, members of the Lucas County Democratic Party are calling for John Irish to resign and to clear the party's name. One participant said he saw a woman flash a group of golfers. Others at the fundraiser for the Democratic fundraiser said they didn't see any inappropriate acts. "When the word got out that these girls are strippers, it gave the party a black eye," said Clerk of Courts Bernie Quilter. "Every elected official...
  • Fan Reaches For Ball, Hit By Pizza At Fenway Park

    04/20/2007 6:40:59 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 506+ views
    cbs3.com ^ | 4-19-2007 | staff writer
    (CBS) BOSTON What began as a dreary day at Fenway Park ended in a video-taped sequence that has people buzzing all over the world. CBS station WBZ-TV in Boston reporter Jon Keller has the inside story of a classic Boston sports moment which is a slice of life in more ways then one. Everyone knows that the late organist John Kiley was the only man ever to "play" for the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics. But who was the only Sox fan ever to blow a foul ball, get doused in beer and hit with a pizza slice all at...
  • Company Claims '98 Baseballs Were Juiced

    01/04/2007 8:04:52 AM PST · by xzins · 36 replies · 868+ views
    AP ^ | 4 Jan 07
    Company Claims '98 Baseballs Were Juiced January 04, 2007 12:13 AM EST CLEVELAND - A company that uses computer imaging claims baseballs had a larger rubberized core and a synthetic rubber ring in 1998, including the ball Mark McGwire hit for his 70th homer. Universal Medical Systems Inc. said Wednesday that with the assistance of Drs. Avrami S. Grader and Dr. Philip M. Halleck from The Center for Quantitative Imaging at Penn State, it took images of 1998 baseballs. "Examining the CT images of Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball one can clearly see the synthetic ring around the core...
  • Gas Blob Resembles Gigantic Comet - largest gas ball of its kind ever detected

    06/12/2006 10:04:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 662+ views
    Space.com ^ | 6/12/06 | Ker Than
    A ball of gas more massive than a billion suns is hurtling like an enormous comet through the interior of a distant galaxy cluster. The massive structure is held together by mysterious dark matter, astronomers said today, but it is steadily breaking apart and becoming fuel for new stars. "This is likely a massive building block being delivered to one of the largest assembly of galaxies we know," said study team member Alexis Finoguenov of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The finding is detailed in the June 6 issue of Astrophysical Journal. Great ball of fire The gas blob...
  • Junior Marines host picnic, raise money for Ball

    05/25/2006 9:38:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 432+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Ken Melton
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N. C. (May 24th, 2006) -- Junior Marines with Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Special Operations Support Group held a picnic for their unit May 24th that left some of the troops with more food on their faces than in their stomach. As part of an effort to help raise funds for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, some of ‘The Few and The Proud’ sacrificed the latter and took one for the team during a pie-in-the face auction. “This picnic was all about building camaraderie and showing thanks to all the Marines and Sailors...
  • America Supports You: KiXX Soccer Team Ensures Iraqi Children Have a Ball (May cause Tears)

    04/09/2006 12:56:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 432+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2006 – Philadelphia's indoor soccer team kicked its support for U.S. servicemembers into high gear last night when it announced its partnership with the "America Supports You" program. Jessica Hallowell, 10, of Mertztown, Pa., donates a soccer ball at the Philadelphia KiXX's April 8 home game. The more than 1,000 soccer balls collected will be shipped to children in Iraq. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "We're glad to help the military," said Jeffrey B. Rotwitt, owner of the KiXX, a Major Indoor Soccer League team. America Supports You is a...
  • 'Wrecking Ball' Could Break The Ice On Mars

    01/26/2006 10:43:05 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 722+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-26-2006 | Maggie McKee
    'Wrecking ball' could break the ice on Mars 11:58 26 January 2006 NewScientist.com news service MAggie McKee Orbital images show what appear to be glacier-like features in the mid-latitudes of Mars (Image: A Nahm/Brown University) A plan to drop a quarter-tonne copper ball through Mars's atmosphere and study the ejecta it blasts away from the planet's surface on impact is to be proposed to NASA. The mission, called THOR, would test models suggesting the planet's tilt – and therefore its climate – swings through extreme changes every 50,000 years. Robotic landers and rovers have previously visited the Red Planet's equatorial...
  • Fiber optic needs met by former ball player

    01/14/2006 9:06:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 564+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 14, 2006 | Cpl. Ruben D. Maestre
    CAMP FALLUJAH, IRAQ (Jan. 14, 2006) -- The tall, soft spoken Texan joined the Marine Corps at the late age of 27. The married father of three children was looking for job stability to support his family, but he also wanted to somehow serve his country after it went to war. “When the war started, I saw the military’s men and women in Iraq, and I asked myself, ‘Why am I too good to be over there?,’” said Cpl. Jack R. McNellie, a Mansfield, Texas, native, assigned to Electronic Maintenance Platoon, Charlie Company, 8th Communication Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force,...
  • Mysterious 'Ball Of Fire' Seen In Fla. Skies (Karl Rove's Ball ?)

    09/21/2005 10:34:46 AM PDT · by woofie · 47 replies · 2,084+ views
    Drudge/ ^ | 9/21/05
    Dozens of people from Jacksonville to Ft. Pierce flooded the U.S. Coast Guard late Tuesday with calls about a mysterious ball of fire seen flying in the sky, according to a Local 6 News report. Callers flooded the newsroom of Local 6 News partner Florida Today after they saw the object over the Space Coast Tuesday night. "Starting at about 7:30 last night, we started receiving calls here in the newsroom," Florida Today online news editor Dave Larimer said. "In fact, the Coast Guard station in Port Canaveral got more than two dozen reports of people seeing a bright light...
  • The 8 Ball Behind Live 8

    07/06/2005 3:29:09 PM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies · 636+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | July 6, 2005 | Donnel Jones
    I’m pleased as punch that Roger Waters and the rest of the original Pink Floyd troop (Gilmore, Mason, and Wright) reunited for the first time since 1981. At its very best, back in the day, Floyd was one group that never had to apologize for being so “studio.” Their use of special effects in sound was always subservient to the content and art of the writing, playing, and production of their work. Their music had the casual sophistication of something “Brit” even though these guys were blokes. Their album, “Animals,” for example, is a seething bestiary, ridiculing human foibles with...
  • Centrifugal weapon could deliver stealth firepower

    05/11/2005 1:07:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 186 replies · 5,551+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5/11/05 | Will Knight
    A gun that spits out ball bearings after spinning them to extreme speeds is being developed by a US inventor. The novel design has already caught the imagination of some defence industry experts. The weapon, called DREAD, was invented by Charles St George, a veteran of the US firearms industry who founded the company Leader Propulsion Systems to promote the idea. He claims a major US defence company has shown an interested in developing it further and has produced a promotional video showing a prototype in action, which can be seen here (Quicktime). He says a new prototype will be...
  • FISH STORY FROM WICHITA EAGLE NEWSPAPER

    03/02/2005 11:10:17 AM PST · by Samwise · 11 replies · 1,924+ views
    e-mail ^ | e-mail
    Anyhow a resident in the area saw a ball bouncing around kind of strange like in the developments pond and when he went to investigate, it was a flathead catfish who had obviously tried to swallow a child's basketball which became stuck in its mouth. The fish was totally exhausted from trying to dive but unable to because the ball would always bring him back up to the surface. The resident tried numerous times to get the ball out but was unsuccessful. He finally had his wife cut the ball in order to deflate the ball and release the catfish....
  • Robotic ball that chases burglars

    02/13/2005 6:26:13 PM PST · by sittnick · 71 replies · 1,843+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 2/14/2005 | David Millward
    A large black ball, originally designed by Swedish scientists for use on Mars, could be the latest weapon in the war against burglars. Telegraph Financial Services & Reader Guides The device, developed at the University of Uppsala, acts as a high-tech security guard capable of detecting an intruder thanks to either radar or infra-red sensors. Once alerted, it can summon help, sound an alarm or pursue the intruders, taking pictures. It is capable of travelling at 20mph, somewhat faster than a human being. Even worse for intruders, the robot ball can still give chase over mud, snow and water. The...
  • Robotic ball that chases burglars (England once again surrendering to crime)

    02/14/2005 9:07:58 AM PST · by TorahTrueJew · 35 replies · 793+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 2/14/2005 | David Millward
    A large black ball, originally designed by Swedish scientists for use on Mars, could be the latest weapon in the war against burglars. The device, developed at the University of Uppsala, acts as a high-tech security guard capable of detecting an intruder thanks to either radar or infra-red sensors. Once alerted, it can summon help, sound an alarm or pursue the intruders, taking pictures. It is capable of travelling at 20mph, somewhat faster than a human being. Even worse for intruders, the robot ball can still give chase over mud, snow and water. The ball relies on an internal pendulum...
  • W2 Ball Photo Contributors

    02/02/2005 4:19:46 PM PST · by vivabushchick · 17 replies · 1,274+ views
    VivaBushChick
    A slide show featuring the guests and events from W2 Free Republic Ball is being developed from contributing attendees. The contributors page will show your screen name unless you want to remain anonymous or want to give your real name. I think I have most of them but in case you have already posted your images and have not contacted me, reply here and I will copy to the W2 Slide Show collection. Also let me know if you will be posting in the future so you are not left out.
  • Camera lost at the W2 Ball (I am SO sorry about this Vanity!)

    01/31/2005 3:59:11 PM PST · by P-Chan Penny · 35 replies · 1,413+ views
    I attended the W2 Ball and unfortunately left my camera. I was wondering if anyone found a Minolta "box" camera. I don't really care about the camera, but I had some really adorable photos of my one year old daughter in it. If you found a camera, or even if you sympathize, please post here. Thank you!!!
  • Pics from W2 Ball

    01/21/2005 10:42:15 AM PST · by krasdorf · 135 replies · 16,315+ views
    self ^ | 1/21/2005 | Katie Rasdorf
    I haven't edited them yet because I don't have my new laptop set up for everything yet, so here are a few pictures from last night:::