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  • Iran confirms meteor hit

    07/31/2015 8:21:24 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 27 replies
    Trend Magazine ^ | 31JUL2015 | Mehdi Sepahvand
    Iran has confirmed that a meteor has hit somewhere in the northern part of the country. The meteor landed in Avaj in the province of Qazvin, Mohammad Ali Ahani, director of Qazvin Crisis Management Staff said, Mehr news agency reported July 31. Also, there have been reports that some pieces of rock have hit areas in Eshtehard, Alborz Province, Arsalan Qasemi, governor of Boeen Zahra, county in Qazvin Province, said. Another local governor of Takestan County, Qazvin Province, said that the area witnessed the passing of the meteor, but nowhere in the district under his supervision had been hit.
  • (SpaceX) CRS-7 INVESTIGATION UPDATE

    07/20/2015 8:25:34 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    SpaceX ^ | 20JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    On June 28, 2015, following a nominal liftoff, Falcon 9 experienced an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank approximately 139 seconds into flight, resulting in loss of mission. This summary represents an initial assessment, but further investigation may reveal more over time. Prior to the mishap, the first stage of the vehicle, including all nine Merlin 1D engines, operated nominally; the first stage actually continued to power through the overpressure event on the second stage for several seconds following the mishap. In addition, the Dragon spacecraft not only survived the second stage event, but also continued to...
  • Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket set to launch GPS satellite today (8:36am PDT/11:36am EDT)

    07/15/2015 8:19:14 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 16 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 15JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    The countdown is beginning for today’s launch of the Atlas 5 rocket to haul the Air Force’s GPS 2F-10 navigation satellite into orbit. Clocks are picking up the seven-hour sequence of work that will prepare the booster, payload and ground systems for blastoff at 11:36 a.m. EDT (1536 GMT). The launch team will begin powering up the rocket to commence standard pre-flight tests. Over the subsequent few hours, final preps for the Centaur's liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen systems will be performed, along with a test of the rocket's guidance system and the first stage propulsion and hydraulic preps, internal...
  • People In Toronto Created A Memorial To A Dead Raccoon After The City Forgot To Pick It Up

    07/10/2015 4:30:45 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 9JUL2015 | Craig Silverman
    Just after 9 a.m. Thursday morning a good citizen of Toronto saw a dead raccoon on the sidewalk. He alerted the city’s contact centre to come get the animal. The city responded 12 minutes later. Animal Services was notified, they said. But around noon the raccoon was still there. And someone put a note next to it. Six hours after being reported to the city, the raccoon was still on the sidewalk. People had started to create something of a memorial to it. City Councillor Norm Kelly, who is surely one of Canada’s greatest Twitter users, saw the raccoon tweet...
  • Elected Missouri Democrat posts bounty against online critics

    07/10/2015 4:05:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 8JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    On Monday, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democratic state Senator representing Ferguson, Missouri, posted a $1000 reward for information regarding Facebook critics. According to Fox 2, racist, profane comments were allegedly posted about her on a pro-union Facebook page. Nadal, Fox 2 added, has a strong pro-labor voting record and was angry about the comments, which have since been removed. "$1000: If you can find out his union membership & who employs him (other than his bar)," she tweeted. "Must provide proof." "What a lovely picture of Che Guevara on your page, @MariaChappelleN," said actor Nick Searcy, referring to the background she...
  • 2 states to see final push for constitutional carry this week

    07/06/2015 8:18:06 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 10 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 6JUL2015 | Chris Eger
    Governors in New Hampshire and Maine are set to make a decision on if the carry of a concealed handgun without a permit will be signed into law in coming days. In New Hampshire, Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) has promised gun control groups she would veto a narrowly successful measure placed on her desk this week. In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage (R) earlier voiced support for a proposal that passed the state legislature by large margins, but has since vowed not to sign any bills under protest of the lawmakers’ refusal to act on eliminating the state’s income tax. LePage’s...
  • 7 Key Events That Are Going To Happen By The End Of September

    06/16/2015 8:19:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 44 replies
    End Of The American Dream.com ^ | 11JUN2015 | Michael Snyder
    Is something really big about to happen? For months, people have been pointing to the second half of this year for various reasons. For some, the major concern is Jade Helm and the unprecedented movement of military vehicles and equipment that we have been witnessing all over the nation. For others, the upcoming fourth blood moon and the end of the Shemitah cycle are extremely significant events. Yet others are most concerned about political developments in Washington D.C. and at the United Nations. To me, it does seem rather remarkable that we are seeing such a confluence of economic, political...
  • Man drives down U.S. 1 in Boca with missile; no one blinks an eye

    06/03/2015 8:34:06 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 29MAY2015 | Frank Cerabino
    What happens if you put a 9-foot-long missile in the passenger seat of your convertible and drive for an hour on busy South Florida streets on the day the President of the United States is visiting? Nothing at all. “Some people were a little horrified, but nobody did anything,” Boca Raton businessman Tom Madden said. Madden drove from Dania Beach to Boca Raton on Thursday morning with the business end of an Israeli Air Force air-to-surface missile rising from the passenger seat of his topless Volvo. “I drove 35 miles an hour on U.S. 1 all the way,” Madden said,...
  • If a military newbie is sent to fetch a bucket of prop wash, or keys to the submarine...

    05/31/2015 7:49:46 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 104 replies
    . . . and he/she happens to have heard of that joke before, what can he/she do? I imagine it's a bad idea for him/her to call BS and refuse to follow the order, right? -snip- When my mom worked rotation on OR as a new nurse, she was often sent on errands like "bring back a sterilized fallopian tube." Once she figured out what was going on, she took it as permission to take a coffee break. Then she got sent out to get a pair of left-handed trauma scissors. So, she went and got coffee. After a few...
  • WOW: Outlaw Tower Climbing Video Of 650 Yard Shanghai Tower Climb Will Make You Vomit

    05/31/2015 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 28 replies
    Legendary Speed.com ^ | 31MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    AMAZING VIDEO of a pair of outlaw tower climbers climbing the Shanghai Tower, the world’s second highest tower, from the street and up into and through the clouds until they get 650 meters off the ground. The rest of the skyscrapers remain far below with their tops pointing straight up through the clouds like hungry children holding their hands up and open hoping to catch a dropped morsel. Check out what the guy does at the 5:00 mark and be ready to vomit all over your tablet. Its sickenly frightening and I am not even all that scared of heights....
  • Do Texas floods portend a new ice age?

    05/30/2015 7:55:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 109 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | 30MAY2015 | Robert Felix
    “What do floods in Texas have to do with the coming Ice Age?” asks reader Caroline Snyder. “Quite a lot actually! “Looking at the historic record, we only have to go back to the 16th Century; a time when the Little Ice Age was causing devastation across Europe, but what of the South-West US?“ This article, amongst other things, looks to first hand accounts by Europeans amongst other things. Little Ice Age (Excerpt) – “…if you think it’s cold here in the Southwest now, you should have been around back in the days when the Spanish, Mexicans and Anglos settled...
  • Solar Impulse plane begins Pacific crossing

    05/30/2015 7:35:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 30MAY2015 | Jonathan Amos
    The experimental aircraft, which has a wingspan bigger than a jumbo but weighs little more than a large car, left Nanjing at 02:39 (18:39 GMT). It is likely to take Mr Borschberg five to six days of continuous flight to reach his central Pacific destination. He will try to stay awake for much of that time, taking only short catnaps. His progress will be monitored the entire way from a control room in Monaco. Meteorologists and flight strategists will constantly update him on the best route to follow.
  • Human Flesh-Craving Squirrels Are Attacking MTA Workers

    05/30/2015 7:30:43 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 88 replies
    Gothamist.com ^ | 29MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    Earlier this month, a squirrel in the Bronx bit an MTA worker's finger, sending her to the hospital. Now, it appears squirrels have developed a taste for salty, delectable people flesh—a second MTA worker has been attacked by a squirrel, this time in the train car of a Coney Island-bound Q train. It's unclear whether the same squirrel was coming back for seconds, or if the city's squirrel population has teamed up with the coyotes to rid the city of all non-littering humans. This week's squirrel-sourced aggression occurred at around 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, near the Cortelyou Road Q station....
  • Oklahoma Passes Law Arming School Teachers

    05/30/2015 7:16:15 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 27MAY2015 | Jerry McGlothlin
    After a record number of public school students being gunned down in their classes in recent decades, elected officials from one state finally said enough is enough. News Flash: Oklahoma just passed a law authorizing teachers to pack heat during school hours to protect children! Oklahoma State Representative Jeff Coody sponsored the bill authorizing handguns to be carried both by teachers and staff. Coody defended his bill in less than 10 words, saying: “A gun-free zone is a target, a soft target.” Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt responded to the news with a blunt suggeston, saying: “Ask...
  • EPA MANDATES NEW VOLUME REQUIREMENTS FOR UNICORNS AND PIXIE DUST

    05/29/2015 10:26:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 2 replies
    America Energy Alliance ^ | 29MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    Actually, it was for Cellulosic Ethanol, but those Projections are Equally Unrealistic WASHINGTON — American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on EPA’s proposed volume requirements for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard: “Once again, EPA has deluded itself into thinking it can simply mandate the commercial cellulosic biofuel industry out of thin air. EPA’s unrealistic projections for cellulosic biofuel underscore the incompetence of federal bureaucrats and the arrogance of Washington politicians who think they know what’s best for the economy and the American people. “The RFS has been broken from the beginning. It distorts...
  • Attorney Drives Initiative to End Alimony in California

    05/25/2015 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    Patch.com ^ | 8MAY2015 | Paige Austin
    An Orange County software consultant said today his divorce prompted him to write an initiative that would end alimony. “I was able to experience first-hand the many pitfalls associated with the process,” said Steve Clark, executive director of the Huntington Beach- based CalAlimonyReform.org. “The amount of time and money coupled with the emotional stress was more than I could have ever anticipated.” Backers of the initiative received permission this week from Secretary of State Alex Padilla to begin gathering signatures. The group has until Nov. 2 to obtain valid signatures from 365,880 registered voters -- 5 percent of the total...
  • In Love: A Musing on Yom Yerushalaim (Jerusalem Day 17MAY2015)

    05/21/2015 3:20:59 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies
    Email | 18MAY2015 | Rabbi David Lapin
    In Love: A Musing on Yom Yerushalaim 28 Iyar 5775, Rabbi David Lapin http://rabbilapin.com/ "The world’s growing intolerance for a Jewish State – like anti-Semitism – is an emotional issue, not a rational one. Emotion cannot be countered with reason. Emotion can only be countered with emotion." *** I left Israel for the UK on June 4th, 1967, a day before the outbreak of the Six-Day War. Barely seventeen, I arrived there a few weeks earlier to start my Yeshiva career in Kefar Hassidim, a small agricultural village eight miles south-east of Haifa and less than 40 miles from the...
  • 'Father' To Marry 'Son' In Bucks County (PA) -- With Court's Blessing

    05/20/2015 7:30:45 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 55 replies
    Patch.com ^ | 20MAY2015 | Kara Seymour
    This week, Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur will go from being father and son to a married couple. Before you jump to conclusions, consider this: Novak and MacArthur are not father and son biologically. Rather, their relationship through adoption was solely a technicality to enable the rights they desperately wanted but were not legally able to attain as a married couple. The same-sex couple, who have been together for more than 50 years, registered as domestic partners in New York City in 1994. After moving to Bucks County, they learned that Pennsylvania law does not recognize domestic partners and prohibits...
  • West Seattle couple leaves all their assets — $847,215 — to Uncle Sam

    05/20/2015 7:15:02 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 49 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 19MAY2015 | Erik Lacitis
    Americans often go to great lengths to keep the government off their assets. But last month, as Peter and Joan Petrasek had wished in their wills, a cashier’s check for $847,215.57 was made out to the Department of Treasury. The Petraseks had left their total accumulated wealth, of cash in the bank and sale of their West Seattle home, “to the government of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” The Petraseks had no children. Why the unusual will? Why not a charity or some cause?
  • 15 Surprising Characteristics of Top Leaders

    05/20/2015 7:11:07 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 24 replies
    Inc.com ^ | 18MAY2015 | Eric Holtclaw
    I have had the privilege to work with some amazing leaders and help them and their companies on the way to success. I am always impressed with what they accomplish, and have noticed that most of them have many, if not all, of the following characteristics. What's surprising about these traits is that they tend to run counter to the ones pop culture depicts entrepreneurs and leaders having. 1. Rarely brag A true leader is the last to talk about his or her accomplishments. When someone is constantly bragging and trying to one-up people, it's a sign of insecurity and...
  • This wind turbine has no blades — and that’s why it’s better

    05/20/2015 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 58 replies
    Grist.org ^ | 20MAY2015 | Amelia Urry
    What do you get if you take the blades off a wind turbine? A better wind turbine. That sounds like a joke, but that’s actually more or less the model of a new wind turbine prototype. Instead of blades that turn in the breeze, the turbine is just a hollow straw that sticks up 40 feet from the ground and vibrates like a guitar string when the wind thrums by. The Spanish engineers who founded Vortex Bladeless in 2010 said they were inspired by the Tacoma Narrows Bridge disaster (maybe not the best pitch for clean energy to a disaster-wary...
  • Intense Video Shows Man Shooting At Armed Robbers Entering His Garage (Brazil)

    05/20/2015 6:52:56 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Concealed Nation ^ | 20MAY2015 | Brandon
    A surveillance video clip shows a man driving into his garage when three armed men come in as the garage door is attempting to close. The man, an off-duty police officer, was with his wife in the car. Things turn violent quickly, as one of the armed robbers starts to open the man’s car door while he has a gun in his hand. Within a second, both men fire a shot. The victim seems to get his shot off just a split second before the armed robber. The ‘victim’ fires several more rounds at the man, which hit his intended...
  • BOMBSHELL: Mayor Forced Into Mental Institution for What He Said About Islam

    05/20/2015 6:49:21 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 40 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 20MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    Robert Chardon, mayor of the French town of Venelles, has allegedly been forced into a mental institution for tweeting, “We must ban the Muslim faith in France.” This revelation came to us via the Agence France-Presse, a highly regarded news entity that claimed Chardon was involuntarily hospitalized last Friday. Chardon also tweeted that France should revoke a centuries-old secularism law and instead “promote the practice of the Christian faith.” All this rhetoric reportedly angered Nicolas Sarkozy, leader of the Union for a Popular Movement, the same party to which Chardon belongs. “I condemn this proposal even if secularism also means...
  • NJ 5TH GRADER SUSPENDED FOR HAVING NERF GUN ‘BULLET’ IN HIS POCKET

    05/20/2015 7:31:26 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19MAY2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 8, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 5th grader Aarin Moody reached into his pocket to retrieve a “late note” from his mother and a Nerf gun foam “bullet” fell out. Officials at the Atlantic City School District categorized the toy bullet as a “self-constructed weapon” because “it had a toothpick stuck in it.”
  • Live coverage: Atlas 5 set for X-37B spaceplane launch today (8:05 a.m. PDT/11:05 a.m. EDT)

    05/20/2015 7:22:45 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 20MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    The countdown is beginning for today’s launch of the Atlas 5 rocket to haul the Air Force’s X-37B reusable spaceplane back into orbit. Clocks are picking up the seven-hour sequence of work that will prepare the booster, payload and ground systems for blastoff at 11:05 a.m. EDT (1505 GMT). Soon the launch team will begin powering up the rocket to commence standard pre-flight tests. Over the subsequent few hours, final preps for the Centaur's liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen systems will be performed, along with a test of the rocket's guidance system and the first stage propulsion and hydraulic preps,...
  • "Eco-Fads" by Todd Myers

    05/04/2015 7:51:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 23AUG2011 | Todd Myers
    “Todd Myers is an eco-mythbuster. He exposes trends among modern environmentalists that are based more on ‘feel-good’ sentimentality than on scientific reality. If you truly care about the environment, then you should read this book.” Alex B. Berezow, Ph.D., Editor of RealClearScience.com Wherever we turn, politicians, businesses and activists are promoting the latest fashionable “green” policy or product. Green buildings, biofuels, electric cars, compact fluorescent lightbulbs and a variety of other technologies are touted as the next key step in protecting the environment and promoting a sustainable future. Increasingly, however, scientific and economic information regarding environmental problems takes a back...
  • Lawmakers want FDA to crack down on soap makers

    04/30/2015 2:29:20 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Simpleunhookedliving | April 26, 2015 | wordpress.com Blog member
    People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of business. Many soap makers are rural “kitchen table” operations that rely on the income to fund their simple living lifestyle. Some use milk from goats they raise and ingredients they harvest from the land. The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance posted this form on its website that can be used to reach out...
  • Glencore chairman: Women 'like bringing up children' more than boardroom

    04/29/2015 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24APR2011 | Jill Treanor and Dan Milmo
    The proposed $60bn flotation of Glencore was plunged into a sexism row after the chairman of the world's largest commodities trader claimed young women were a risk to hire because they get married and become pregnant. Vince Cable criticised the remarks by septuagenarian Simon Murray as "unbelievably primitive" and indicated that they could be used to justify any affirmative action in British boardrooms. Murray, who is based in Hong Kong and was only appointed as chairman this month to facilitate the flotation, was forced into a humbling apology after saying that there should not be quotas for women in boardrooms.
  • Baskin Robbins worker serves robber a triple scoop beatdown (Seattle, WA)

    04/27/2015 4:59:21 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 22 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 23APR2015 | KOMO Staff
    LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- A robber got more than he bargained for this week at a Lynnwood Baskin Robbins when a worker pummeled him and chased him out of the store. Police say a man wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses walked into the Baskin Robbins Wednesday afternoon. He approached the employee, Rachael Bishop, and demanded she hand over all the money in the cash register. Bishop refused, so the robber tried to grab the money himself. That turned out to be a mistake, as Bishop began to pummel him with punches to the head. "I just really didn't want him...
  • Jeb Bush Tells Congress to Approve Obama Amnesty Supporter Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

    04/20/2015 6:06:02 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 17APR2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling on Congress to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, whose confirmation hearings took place in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January. In February, Lynch was voted out of the committee and approved 12-8. Due to the legislative schedule and fighting over bills already in motion, a full Senate vote on her confirmation has not yet taken place. More from POLITICO: “I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said, according to reports of his stop at the “Politics and Pie” forum in Concord, New Hampshire, on Thursday...
  • This Is What Happened When Maine Forced Welfare Recipients To Work For Their Benefits

    04/08/2015 5:30:14 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 60 replies
    US Herald.com ^ | 4APR2015 | Staff Writer
    Maine finally took a bold step forward in welfare reform and it’s paying huge dividends. Last year Maine passed a measure that would require recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as SNAP, to complete a certain number of work, volunteer, or job-training hours before being eligible for assistance. Main Governor Paul LaPage passed the measure last year and the resulting drop in food-stamp enrollees has been dramatic. At the close of 2014 approximately 12,000 individuals were enrolled in the state assistance program. Keep in mind that these individuals are adults who aren’t disabled and who don’t have...
  • SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket launch and landing next week (13APR2015/1633 EDT)

    04/08/2015 3:00:10 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8APR2015 | Jessica Orwig
    Get ready for another historic SpaceX rocket landing attempt scheduled for Monday, April 13. This will be the second time that SpaceX will try to land a massive, 140-foot-tall first stage Falcon 9 rocket onto a platform that's floating offshore in the Atlantic ocean. (The first landing attempt took place last January and ended with a fiery explosion.)
  • Police: GPS may have told couple to drive off Cline Avenue bridge (East Chicago)

    04/05/2015 5:28:43 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 60 replies
    NWITimes.com ^ | 28MAR2015 | Joseph S. Pete
    A woman died and her husband was injured after they drove off the ramp to the demolished Cline Avenue bridge, which has been closed since 2009. Zohra Hussain, a 51-year-old woman from Chicago, died of burns at the closed Riley Road exit of Cline Avenue, according to the Lake County coroner's office. Her husband, Iftikhar Hussain, 64, survived the plunge of 37.5 feet off an elevated section of highway. He was able to get out of their 2014 Nissan Sentra after it smashed into the ground below, on property owned by BP. But the car erupted into flame while his...
  • A (Progressive) guide to the dark side [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 9:08:01 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 3 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 24MAR2015 | Pat Condell
    Pat Condell hits it out of the park again on how to be "Progressive"! One of his best quotes from the video: "It's perfectly okay to be racist, in order not to be seen as racist by other Progressive racists..."
  • Sustainable Kidnapping [VIDEO]

    03/28/2015 8:49:59 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine
    GoogTube ^ | 15JAN2014 | Above Average
    The Sustainable Kidnapping project promises to always return victims in better condition than when they were captured, for a kinder, gentler kidnapping experience. Thingstarter Thingstarter is a series of parody Kickstarter videos where budding entrepreneurs make fundraising appeals for wildly misguided projects.
  • Major hailstorm in Bogota, Colombia affects 900 (two feet!)

    03/27/2015 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 14 replies
    Disaster-Report.com ^ | 24MAR2015 | Staff Writer
    Major hailstorm in Bogota, the capital city of Colombia covered the area with a 24-inch layer of icy snow affecting lives of around 900 people. More than 900 people have been affected by recent hailstorm in Fraguita, Antonio Nariño and Restrepo in the southern part of the city, El Espectador quoted Fire Department as saying. According to The Colombia Reporters, the excessive hail caused a number of emergencies across the city. Bogota Disaster Rick and Prevention unit confirmed that no victims were identified. However, several people were rescued from the collapsed roofs. Relief agencies have provided assistance such as hygiene...
  • Video shows man riding motorcycle through Surrey, B.C. shopping mall

    03/16/2015 5:04:12 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | 13MAR2015 | BRYAN PASSIFIUME
    Nobody was injured after this two-wheeled rampage through a Surrey, B.C. shopping mall on Feb. 20. Surrey RCMP were called to the neighbourhood of Guildford just before 2 p.m. investigating reports of a motorcycle being driven recklessly. Refusing to stop for police, the suspect roared into the Guildford Town Centre Mall, where he drove his bike down an escalator before fleeing the scene, heading east towards the city of Langley. The suspect, a white male in his 40s, was last seen near 192 St. and 96 Ave. Police are still reviewing surveillance tape and interviewing witnesses in an attempt to...
  • Pope Francis and the politics of a (maybe) short papacy

    03/15/2015 2:30:54 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies
    CruxNow.com ^ | 14MAR2015 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    Pope Francis marked the second anniversary of his election on Friday with yet another blockbuster media interview, this one with the Mexican network Televisa. One headline from the conversation with veteran Vatican reporter Valentina Alazraki focused on his expectations for a short papacy. As he has on other occasions, Francis hinted that he doesn’t expect to be around very long. “I have the feeling that my pontificate will be brief … four or five years. I don’t know, even two or three,” he said. The pontiff called this nothing more than a “vague sensation.” “Maybe it’s like the psychology of...
  • Jewish Temple Altar Rebuilt, Ready for Use

    03/14/2015 8:03:58 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 9MAR2015 | Ahuva Balofsky
    “And the altar of burnt-offering he set at the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered upon it the burnt-offering and the meal-offering; as the LORD commanded Moses.” (Exodus 40:29) The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has announced that it has finished building an altar suitable for the Temple service. The altar, which took several years to build, can be operational at little more than a moment’s notice, reported Matzav Haruach magazine. The Temple Institute is committed to preparing all the necessary clothing and tools for the rebuilt Holy Temple in Jerusalem. In addition, the institute operates...
  • Giant Methane Storms On Uranus

    03/10/2015 7:27:55 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 115 replies
    IFLScience.com ^ | 10MAR2015 | Helen Maynard-Casely
    Most of the times we have looked at Uranus, it has seemed to be a relatively calm place. Well, yes its atmosphere is the coldest place in the solar system. But, when we picture the seventh planet in our solar system invariably the image of a calming blue hazy disc that the spacecraft Voyager 2 took in 1986 comes to mind. Uranus as seen by NASA’s Voyager 2 NASA/JPL-Caltech However, all we have previously known about the atmosphere of Uranus has been ’thrown to the wind’ with observations made last year. In August 2014 a group led by Imke de...
  • Giant Chunks Of Ice Wash Ashore On Cape Cod

    03/10/2015 7:27:56 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 9MAR2015 | Staff Writer
    BOSTON (CBS) – The historic winter of 2015 has left giant chunks of ice on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Cape Cod photographer Dapixara captured images of a person standing next to the massive pieces of ice that washed ashore in Wellfleet over the past few days. WBZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher says this could be a “once-in-a-generation” event due to the extraordinary amount of ice on the Massachusetts Bay. Fisher says the ice won’t be around for long. There have been several remarkable images left from the record-setting winter, including the nearly frozen waves captured off the coast of...
  • Mercedes' self-driving car that is built for luxurious living spotted cruising around the streets

    03/10/2015 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10MAR2015 | SOPHIE JANE EVANS
    It boasts a futuristic silver exterior, a luxury 'lounge area' and most incredibly - no driver. This Mercedes-Benz self-driving car has been spotted cruising around the streets of San Francisco. The F015 Luxury In Motion, first unveiled at a consumer show in January, was caught on camera by stunned bystanders as it traveled through the California city for a photo shoot last Wednesday. Some later took to social media to share their experiences of the autonomous research vehicle, deeming it 'futuristic', 'really cool' and 'radical'. Many questioned its presence on the streets.
  • Prepare-We are at the Verge of Collapse Says Jonathan Cahn Author of "Mystery of the Shemitah"

    03/08/2015 12:04:14 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 67 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 24FEB2015 | Greg Hunter
    Best-selling author Jonathan Cahn says you better get ready for “a great shaking.” Cahn, whose new book titled “Mystery of the Shemitah,” says, “The Bible says a prudent man prepares. What do you do? I am not a financial expert, but I will speak for myself . . . in general, I would not be putting my stock in the stock market or have things attached to it. . . . You should also have essentials in store so if there is a collapse of not only markets but of infrastructure and services, and these things should break down, that...
  • Live coverage: SpaceX aims for Falcon 9 launch Sunday (10:50pm EST/7:50pm PST)

    03/01/2015 6:20:12 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 1MAR2015 | Staff Writer
    The 224-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket has been rolled out and rotated vertical atop Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad, aiming for liftoff at 10:50 p.m. EST (0350 GMT). Workers then began plugging into electrical and propellant lines ahead of the start of the countdown today. No problems are reported at this stage in the launch preparations. Fueling of the two-stage rocket with RP-1 fuel -- a highly-refined kerosene -- and liquid oxygen should begin shortly around 7:50 p.m. EST (0050 GMT). The rocket is one of the tallest in the world. The Falcon 9's first and second stages measure 12...
  • NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS, BEHAVING STRANGELY

    03/01/2015 8:00:21 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    SpaceWeather.com ^ | 1MAR2015 | Staff Writer
    The southern season for noctilucent clouds (NLCs) has come to an end. NASA's AIM spacecraft observed the last wisps of electric-blue over Antarctica on Feb. 20, 2015. The end of the season was no surprise: The polar clouds always subside in late summer. Looking back over the entire season, however, reveals something unexpected. In an 8-year plot of Antarctic noctilucent cloud frequencies, the 2014-2015 season is clearly different from the rest: These data come from the AIM spacecraft, which was launched in 2007 to monitor NLCs from Earth orbit. The curves show the abundance ("frequency") of the clouds vs. time...
  • U.S. Tornado Count at Its Lowest 3-Year Total Since 1950, and Here's Why

    02/26/2015 3:04:49 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 8JAN2015 | Sean Breslin
    We have a bit of a problem in the weather world. It's a good problem, and it has kept death and destruction to a relative minimum: In the last three years, there have never been fewer tornadoes in the United States since record-keeping began in 1950. According to Dr. Greg Forbes, severe weather expert at The Weather Channel, there have been 838 tornadoes spawned in 2014 through Dec. 15. That still seems like a boatload of twisters, and it is, but when that number is visualized with averages, it tells a bigger story of the 2014 Tornado Shortage. Keep in...
  • The school lunches that shame America: Photos reveal just how meager US students' meals are compared

    02/25/2015 10:31:01 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 92 replies
    Daily Mail UK via Conservative Tribune Blog via Joe for America Blog ^ | 18 February 2015 | | By Anucyia Victor for MailOnline
    Pictures have been released comparing what Michelle forces American schools to eat and what kids in other countries get to eat… Since the program’s inception, Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act has offended the sensibilities of the entire nation. Conservatives found the program to be invasive, thrusting D.C.’s hand into local education matters. Educators found the program wasted enormous amounts of food and money. Parents found the lunches far too light to be considered “meals.” And school children everywhere took to the Internet with pictures of the gruesome dishes the program sloshed onto their cafeteria trays every day. Those pictures...
  • Cow Goes On Counter-Jihad When It Hears About Michelle Obama's "Let's Moooooove!" Program(VIDEO)

    02/25/2015 8:13:54 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 8 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 16OCT2014 | Adrees Abbasi
    Cctv footage Mad Cow Hits A Man in front of Azad Mega Mart Mirpur Azad Kashmir (Pakistan).
  • Federal Reserve Insider Alan Greenspan Warns:There Will Be a “Significant Market EventSomething Big

    With the Federal Reserve printing trillions upon trillions of dollars to keep the economic system afloat, many investors and financial pundits have surmised that the fundamental economic problems facing the United States during the crash of 2008 have been resolved. Stocks are, after all, at historic highs. But the insiders know different. And if there’s any single person out there who understands U.S. monetary policy and its long-term effects on domestic and global affairs it’s former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan. As the head of the world’s most powerful central bank for nearly two decades he’s privy to the insider...
  • DAVID BARTON WINS MILLION-DOLLAR DEFAMATION SUIT (against atheist)

    02/22/2015 5:51:30 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 23 replies
    WND.com ^ | 20DEC2014 | John Aman
    David Barton critics beware: There’s now a price to pay if you want to defame the popular historian, author and speaker with false and outlandish charges. Barton won a $1 million defamation judgment in August against two left-leaning candidates for the Texas State Board of Education. The pair, Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Judy Jennings, charged in a 2010 campaign video that Barton, a consultant to the Board, was “known for speaking at white-supremacist rallies.” That highly charged claim stems from two 1991 speeches Barton gave to groups linked to the racist and anti-Semitic “Christian Identity” movement. Barton, recognized as a strong...