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  • State tells Detroit man: Pay for child that isn't yours or go to jail!

    01/27/2015 1:35:02 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    WXYZ (Detroit) Channel 7 ^ | 22JAN2015 | Kim Russell
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Carnell Alexander is a wanted man. The reason? He refuses to pay child support for a child that is proven to not be his. As a result, a warrant has been issued for his arrest. 7 Action News told you about Carnell Alexander in October. He said he was looking for help clearing up a terrible mistake. Alexander says he learned about the paternity case against him during a traffic stop in Detroit in the early 90s. The officer told him he is a deadbeat dad, there was a warrant out for his arrest. “I knew I...
  • Turn Off Your Heat: Living in a cold home will make you a healthier, stronger, better person

    01/25/2015 8:57:51 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 91 replies
    Slate ^ | 23JAN2015 | Reihan Salam
    My dearest wish is to one day have the pleasure of living in a small cabin in the frigid wilderness. There I will spend my nights covered in heavy wool blankets, eating smoked fish and dried fruit. Over time, my beard will grow to the point where I’ll be indistinguishable from a medium-sized woodland creature. The villagers I’ll come to know during my rare visits to town will call me “the wolfman,” not least because I will communicate solely by howling and scratching out messages with my clawlike fingernails. For now, I live in a big city, where such unconventional...
  • Downtown Seattle shooting leaves two injured

    01/24/2015 10:22:56 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 10 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 21JAN2015 | Alison Grande
    SEATTLE - An Eastside couple was stuck right in the middle of Wednesday night’s shootout at Third Avenue and Pine Street. Jennifer Bowman and her boyfriend Aaron Gazes left an event nearby and were headed home when the light turned red. All of sudden -- they heard gunfire. “We watched a gunfight go down. It was the scariest thing I’ve seen in my life,” said Bowman, who showed KIRO-7 how she tried to put her seat back to hide. Gazes considered running the red light, but was afraid he’d draw the attention of the gunmen -- 5 or 6 men...
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic Announces Mandatory World Tour

    01/20/2015 9:41:26 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies
    StereoGum.com ^ | 20JAN2015 | Tom Breihan
    “Weird Al” Yankovic does not spend a whole lot of time on the road, possibly because it’s really, really difficult and expensive to stage like 20 different music-video parodies per show. But after the success of last year’s album Mandatory Fun, Yankovic has announced plans to hit the road heavily this summer, hitting practically every town in the U.S. and Canada from May to September, and then heading to Europe in September and October. He’ll stop at a few festivals, but he’s mostly playing bigger venues (including a surprising number of casinos) on his own. This man has decades’ worth...
  • Freed Gitmo Captive Opens ISIS Base in Afghanistan

    01/15/2015 11:09:41 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 15JAN2015 | Staff Writer
    As President Obama frees droves of terrorists—including five Yemenis this week—from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo news reports confirm that a Gitmo alum who once led a Taliban unit has established the first Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) base in Afghanistan. His name is Mullah Abdul Rauf and international and domestic media reports say he’s operating in Helmand province, actively recruiting fighters for ISIS. Citing local sources, a British newspaper writes that Rauf set up a base and is offering good wages to anyone willing to fight for the Islamic State. Rauf was a corps commander during...
  • 1 million tons of pressurised CO2 stored beneath Decatur, Illinois

    01/14/2015 8:44:01 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 86 replies
    WattsUpWithThat.com ^ | 14JAN2015 | Eric Worrall
    7000 ft below the city of Decatur, Illinois, population 74,710 people, is a high pressure reservoir which contains 1 million tons of CO2. From the press release: "One of the largest carbon sequestration projects in the U.S., the Illinois Basin – Decatur Project (IBDP) has reached its goal of capturing 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and injecting it deep underground in the Mount Simon Sandstone formation beneath Decatur, Illinois. The project is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of carbon capture and storage. IBDP director Robert Finley talked about the million-ton milestone with News Bureau physical sciences editor Liz...
  • SpaceX cargo rocket ready for second launch attempt (at 1:47 a.m. PST/4:47 a.m. EST Saturday)

    01/09/2015 9:02:39 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 62 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 9JAN2015 | Stephen Clark
    SpaceX is counting down to liftoff Saturday of a Falcon 9 rocket with a commercial cargo craft heading for the International Space Station after engineers replaced a component in an upper stage steering system that grounded the launcher Tuesday. Launch of the 208-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for 4:47:07 a.m. EST (0947:07 GMT). The mission has just one second to blast off Saturday or else wait for another opportunity to fly Tuesday. The tight launch windows are required for SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship to reach the International Space Station with more than 2.5 tons of supplies and experiments. A...
  • Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) Lights January Skies, Won’t Return for 8,000 Years

    01/06/2015 4:10:54 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    Indian Country Today Media Network ^ | 6JAN2015 | ICTMN Staff Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/01/06/comet-lovejoy-lights-j
    It’s being called the New Year’s Comet, a fuzzy green ball named Comet Lovejoy that is cruising past Mother Earth as we speak and is scheduled to become visible to the naked eye starting midweek. The name Comet Lovejoy may ring a bell; one of its namesakes was last in Earth’s vicinity three years ago, when it survived a death plunge into the sun in 2011, then emerged to grow a new tail. That was C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy). The latest entry into our field of vision is the fifth comet discovery for amateur astronomy Terry Lovejoy of Australia, according to...
  • Jerusalem mayor plans to close off city ahead of snow

    01/06/2015 8:00:05 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5JAN2015 | STUART WINER AND LAZAR BERMAN
    Nir Barkat hopes to preempt last year’s chaos when drivers were stranded, calls for residents to take responsibility for their own homes As sunny skies threatened to turn into a massive snow squall, Jerusalem’s mayor ordered Monday that roads be closed hours before an expected heavy snow storm wallops the city Wednesday Speaking at a press conference from the municipality’s snow preparedness center, Nir Barkat said roads leading in and out of the capital would be blocked to traffic to prevent a repeat of 2013’s massive snowstorm, when hundreds of cars were trapped in drifts along main highways. The police,...
  • 9 Creepy Trail Cam Photos

    01/06/2015 6:25:28 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    WideOpenSpaces.com ^ | 8OCT2014 | Chris Bond
    Here are 9 trail cam photos sure to send a shiver down your spine. Trail cameras are more popular than ever before, and their uses are endless. They can help pattern deer movements, catch trespassers in the act, help with estimating wildlife population numbers, catch kids trying to sneak out for a night of “studying,” and much, much more. With thousands of motion-activated cameras set up all over the country, there’s bound to be some weird, off the wall, or just plain spooky pictures out there. Just in time for Halloween, here are a few of our favorites.
  • Photos: Falcon 9 vertical on the launch pad (Liftoff 6JAN2015/0620 EST, 0320 PST)

    01/05/2015 10:13:59 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 28 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 6JAN2015 | Stephen Clark
    SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was lifted upright on Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad Monday after workers loaded time-sensitive supplies and research specimens into the Dragon cargo craft’s pressurized cabin. More than 3,700 pounds of gear will be delivered to the International Space Station on the mission. The 208-foot-tall rocket is set for liftoff Tuesday at 6:20 a.m. EST (1120 GMT).
  • The Mother of All Egg-and-Cheese Sandwiches (VIDEO)

    01/03/2015 8:02:50 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 18 replies
    Popist.com ^ | Mark Garrison and Dan Pashman
    Many of us are suffering today from last night’s overindulgence. In 2011, Gastro Lab offered its best take on a storied hangover food: the egg-and-cheese sandwich. The video is republished below. Slate V contributors Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison cook up some elaborate breakfast creations in this episode of Gastro Lab. (video at link)
  • Americans on the move want warmth, affordability: reports

    01/02/2015 12:21:10 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 99 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 2JAN2015 | Mark Guarino
    (Reuters) - Americans moving out of state in 2014 were most likely to head to places that were warmer and more affordable, such as the South and Southwest, according to studies by two major moving companies. The 47th annual report by Allied Van Lines showed that Illinois topped the list of states people are moving away from with 1,372 net moves, followed by Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and New Jersey. The states have remained in the top five since 2010, the company said.
  • Lab-Grown Vaginas Implanted Successfully In 4 Teenagers

    01/02/2015 8:25:02 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 141 replies
    Collective-Evolution.com ^ | 29DEC2014 | Staff Writer
    Ever since scientists grew a human bladder in a laboratory in 1996, researchers have continued to develop more complex organs. Beating human hearts have also been grown in the lab and infected with disease to test various drugs. As a result of these medical advancements, people have had their lives changed for the better. For example, there have been multiple windpipe replacements, tear duct replacements, artery transplants, bladder transplants and more. The development of lab-built body parts is on the rise as a result of a shortage of organ donors, and many of these organs are built with the recipients...
  • Bright Comet Lovejoy Rings in the New Year! (Closest approach 7JAN2015)

    01/01/2015 7:01:59 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    Slate.com ^ | 30DEC2014 | Phil Plait
    2014 hasn’t even ended yet and we already have one of the best comets of 2015 showing off in our skies: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy), already visible to the naked eye and predicted to get brighter over the next couple of weeks! This is the fifth comet discovered by Australian "amateur" astronomer Terry Lovejoy. In 2011, one of “his” comets made a spectacular pass through the sky. This one may not be quite so ostentatious, but its location and brightness make it a winner. On Jan. 7 it will pass about 70 million kilometers (44 million miles) from Earth, and it’s...
  • Detroit bouncing back from bankruptcy

    12/18/2014 10:20:33 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 17DEC2014 | Bianna Golodryga
    It was the city on the verge of collapse, perhaps the ultimate example of how a one-time metropolis turned into a sad memory. For the past four decades or so, Detroit, once a mecca for immigrants and the heart of America's industrial revolution, not to mention pop culture, turned into a virtual ghost town. Businesses shut their doors and residents fled by the masses, from a peak of 1.8 million to around 700,000 today. The rapid decline of the auto industry, which the city once so proudly called its lifeline, unearthed a catastrophic failure. One of the nation's major cities...
  • Trevor Loudon, Why I Love America - Greater Orlando Tea Party (VIDEO)

    12/15/2014 3:49:55 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 4 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 30SEP2014 | Trevor Loudon
    Follow the Greater Orlando Tea Party Lecture Series at www.GreaterOrlandoTeaParty.org Trevor Loudon is a New Zealand author, speaker and political activist who maintains a prolific blog entitled New Zeal. He is also founder and editor of the website KeyWiki, and was Vice President of the ACT New Zealand Party from 2006 to 2008. Trevor says, “I’m a libertarian activist and political researcher from Christchurch New Zealand. I believe in freedom with responsibility, not freedom from responsibility. My ideal society is one in which government is confined to protecting its citizens from criminals and external enemies. I believe in working with...
  • VIDEO: Muslim Fast-Food Worker Has Shocking Reaction to Someone Ordering Bacon

    12/14/2014 7:59:39 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 101 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 12DEC2014 | Staff Writer
    Ah, the joys of tolerance. Sydney, Australia has begun to learn them after opening several Muslim-friendly restaurants that serve only halal food that is permissible to be eaten under Shariah law. One of those restaurants is featured in this video of a Muslim man who completely loses it when a customer, apparently unaware that he was in a halal-only KFC, asked for bacon on his sandwich. The video shows the KFC employee yelling — screaming, really — about being recorded. He also threatens the customer. Apparently he really, really doesn’t like the word “bacon.” Great customer service at those halal-only...
  • SpaceX Invents an X-Wing ... Sort Of: Introducing Falcon 9R's Newest Trick

    12/14/2014 2:27:44 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | 14DEC2014 | Rich Smith
    NASA's picture-perfect Orion launch to Mars was all the rage last week. Praise was heaped upon key NASA contractors Boeing (NYSE: BA ) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT ) -- and deservedly so. Between Orion's success, and the companies' announcement that their United Launch Alliance joint venture will develope a "next-generation liquid oxygen/hydrocarbon first stage" rocket to power launches to near-Earth orbit, Boeing and Lockheed are on a hot streak. But amid all the hullaballoo at ULA, you might have forgotten there's another space launch company that is building even more innovative products. Its name is SpaceX. It goes up,...
  • Geminid Meteor Shower TONIGHT!

    12/13/2014 9:27:57 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 22 replies
    Slooh ^ | 13DEC2014 | FR Staff Writer
    You can follow live coverage of the shower at the link. They are using a meteor shower radio, from their listening post in New Mexico, to listen when the meteors strike the atmosphere and leave an ionized gas trail that reflects radio waves. The radiant is located in the constellation of Gemini which is in the NW direction about 40 degrees above the horizon. Dress warmly!
  • Wave Elections: What They Mean

    12/13/2014 3:01:40 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 7 replies
    Imprimis ^ | December 2014 | Larry P. Arnn
    Larry P. Arnn President, Hillsdale College LARRY P. ARNN is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from the Claremont Graduate School. From 1977 to 1980, he also studied at the London School of Economics and at Worcester College, Oxford University, where he served as director of research for Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill. From 1985 until his appointment as president of Hillsdale College in 2000, he was president of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. He is...
  • McDonald's Replacing Cashiers with Touch-Screen Tablets (VIDEO)

    12/13/2014 7:00:25 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 187 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 13DEC2014 | Mark Dice
    Will video kiosks work for $15.00 per hour?
  • The Christmas Song by Post Modern Jukebox (featuring Cristina Gatti)

    12/12/2014 9:09:12 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 3 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 12DEC2014 | Post Modern Jukebox
    Watch Cristina Gatti lend her classic voice to a true Christmas classic...so classic, that some might even call it, "The Christmas Song." Special thanks to Hum Music for the studio space, and to Eddie the dog for making a cameo. The Band: Cristina Gatti - vocals http://www.facebook.com/cristinagatti... http://www.instagram.com/cristinagatt... Allen Hunter - bass Chip Thomas - drums http://www.instagram.com/chipfunky Eddie - dog Rook - bartender Scott Bradlee - piano http://www.instagram.com/scottbradlee http://www.facebook.com/scottbradleem... PMJ on FB: http://www.facebook.com/postmodernjuk... Twitter / Insta: @PMJofficial Postmodern Jukebox Tour Dates: Jan 19 - The Birchmere; Washington, DC Jan 22 - House of Blues; San Diego, CA Jan 24 -...
  • Live coverage: Atlas 5 counting down to liftoff from California (7:14 p.m. PST/10:14 p.m. EST)

    12/12/2014 6:21:58 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 49 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 12DEC2014 | Staff Writer
    The countdown begins anew for tonight's launch of the Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:13:30 p.m. local time (10:13:30 p.m. EST; 0313:30 GMT). "Any of the folks who get to watch this launch, which will be an evening launch, will really get to see a show both in sound and light produced," said Lt. Col. Jim Bodnar, 4th Space Launch Squadron commander at Vandenberg. Last night's initial countdown was halted due to a bleak weather forecast. Conditions are predicted to improve for tonight's try, with a 40 percent chance of acceptable...
  • TEXAS REP INTRODUCES LEGISLATION BARRING FEDERAL GUN CONTROL 'PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE'

    12/07/2014 2:26:10 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3DEC2014 | AWR HAWKINS AND SARAH RUMPF
    On December 1, Texas state representative Matthew Krause (R-Ft. Worth) introduced legislation barring the in-state enforcement of nearly any federal gun control measure "past, present or future." The legislation, HB422, "requires the state to refuse to enforce" federal gun control measures which infringe on the exercise of the Second Amendment.
  • First rocket landing in Space Coast history could happen in weeks (Launch 16DEC2014/1431 EST)

    12/07/2014 9:58:28 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 66 replies
    WESH.com (channel 2 Orlando, FL) ^ | 28NOV2014 | Staff Writer
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —Never mind rocket launches -- the first rocket landing in Space Coast history is a couple of weeks away, if things work out. SpaceX is expected to announce this week that the company is bringing in a revolutionary ocean-going landing pad for its next launch. Looking down the side of the SpaceX rocket, there are landing legs sticking out, and a set of fins – that look a little like tennis racquets – pop out. They’ll guide the rocket as it flies backwards – down, not up – to a perfectly placed landing at the test site....
  • 10 Signs That Give Away the Fact That You Own a 3D Printer (Humor)

    12/04/2014 10:09:01 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    3D Print.com ^ | 4DEC2014 | EDDIE KRASSENSTEIN
    With the increasing popularity of certain movies, books, video games, and other technologies, comes the increasing awareness of new groups of individuals who relate to each other by a common interest which they share. We see this with Apple iPhone owners, Android smartphone users and the like. We also see this with fans of movies and TV shows; i.e. Star Trek (Trekkies). With the increasing awareness of 3D printing, comes a new group of people who are keen on learning all they can about the futuristic technology, and while they like it or not, they may just be becoming part...
  • Mitt Romney Leads 2016 Presidential Polls (VIDEO)

    11/27/2014 5:33:57 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 80 replies
    Support Indymedia NextNewsNetwork on You Tube ^ | November 26, 2014 | Support Indymedia Gary Franchi
    Just earlier this month, the midterm elections ended in a major drubbing. Republicans gained ground in the Senate, House and in Governor’s offices all over the nation. Now, just three weeks later, the first election polls are out, not for next year, but the year after. 2016. That, of course, the year voters select the next President of the United States. The poll might seem premature to some, but the two year mark is right around the time candidates start making their official announcements to run for office. It turns out, the top vote getter in the first Quinnipiac poll...
  • ‘Ferguson Protester Accidentally Burns Down Own House’ Just Satire; No Tyler Jackson Case

    11/27/2014 4:43:59 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 37 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | NOV 26, 2014 | Staff Writer
    A protester in Ferguson, Missouri accidentally burned down his own house last night after mistaking the building for a convenience store. According to a report in the Ferguson Post-Gazette, 32-year-old Tyler Jackson threw a Molotov cocktail into a window not realizing he was setting ablaze his own residence. The home, which was empty at the time, subsequently burned to the ground. “It was dark. I got all turned around. I thought it was a 7-11 or something,” he told the newspaper. Witnesses describe Jackson shouting expletives after he realized what he had done. He then tried to put out the...
  • NASA/JPL's Airship Challenge (A NASA Centennial Challenges Program)

    11/25/2014 12:15:34 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    NASA/JPL ^ | 25NOV2014 | JPL Staff Writer
    Airships aren't just powered balloon-like vehicles that hover above sporting events. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are floating the idea that airships have potential for important scientific and commercial uses. NASA is considering issuing a challenge for developing stratospheric airships that can break records in terms of duration of flight at high altitudes. The agency has issued a request for information for this contemplated "20-20-20 Airship Challenge." Submissions will be accepted until December 1. "We are seeking to take astronomy and Earth science to new heights by enabling a long-duration, suborbital platform for these kinds of...
  • Woman says, ‘We’re ready for Ferguson,’ accidentally shoots self in head

    11/25/2014 7:47:21 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 85 replies
    Fox 13 SLC ^ | 24NOV2014 | Ashton Edwards
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation. The shooting occurred Friday night in downtown St. Louis, the city’s Metropolitan Police Department said, in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football stadium. The female victim, identified in a police report as Becca Campbell, 26, was a passenger in a car involved in an auto accident. Her 33-year-old boyfriend was driving, the sources told CNN. The boyfriend, who wasn’t identified, told police that...
  • WATCH: Up-Close Launch Pad Cameras Capture Antares ORB-3 Explosion in Frightening Detail

    11/24/2014 7:17:26 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 23 replies
    AmericaSpace.com ^ | 23NOV2014 | Mike Killian
    For the NASA press corps, specifically the photojournalists responsible for capturing suicidal up-close images at liftoff, camera setups for the recent launch attempt of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket on the Orb-3 mission was as usual, but the outcome was anything but. Everyone knows that a rocket can explode, and although the odds are incredibly small we understand the risks when we set up our launch pad cameras to document the impressive launches of America’s missions to space. As the old saying goes; spaceflight is not routine, and the still and video imagery presented in this article tonight highlight...
  • Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Economic Productivity

    11/23/2014 6:40:29 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    "Imprimis" (Hillsdale College) ^ | NOV2014 | Casey Mulligan
    CASEY MULLIGAN, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard University and Clemson University, and is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, and the Population Research Center. He has written for the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, and is the author of three books, including Side Effects: The Economic Consequences of the Health Reform....
  • REPUBLICANS LEAVE TOWN WITHOUT A PLAN TO FIGHT OBAMA (I told you so!)

    11/21/2014 10:25:30 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 121 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20NOV2014 | Jonathan Strong
    President Obama's announcement tonight may bring a “constitutional crisis,” in the words of Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), but Republicans in Congress haven't the damndest idea what they'll do about it. As they departed the House floor, many en route to the airport for a Thanksgiving recess, many GOP lawmakers seemed as interested in explaining why options floated by colleagues from their own party wouldn't work as denouncing what they describe as an unprecedented power grab by a president they just decimated at the ballot box. “That's the hundred million dollar question,” said Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), “How do you stop...
  • Jail Time For Four Men Who Threw Pig's Head At Mosque In May 2013

    11/17/2014 10:05:49 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 44 replies
    OpposingViews.com ^ | 17NOV2014 | Lina Batarags
    Four men were jailed for throwing a severed pig’s head into a mosque in Lancashire last May. Shocked women and children watched as the four friends dumped a carrier bag containing the severed head in the parking lot of Blackpool Central Mosque. Preston Crown Court was told the four men had organized the crime—which came only two days after the murder of solider Lee Rigby in May 2013—as a prank, knowing it would be seen as an insult in a Muslim place of worship. The four men—Thomas Ashton, 21; Andrew Warner, 31; Travis Crabtree, 25; and Steven White, 28—are all...
  • GOP Activist Says Michelle Obama Resembles Gorilla

    11/16/2014 5:41:21 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 75 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | 15NOV2014 | Ryan Denson
    No, no, no, Republicans aren’t racist. What on Earth would make you think that? In another “isolated incident,” prominent South Carolina Republican Rusty DePass likened an escaped gorilla to First Lady Michelle Obama on his Facebook page. Commenting on a report posted to Facebook about a gorilla escape at a zoo in Columbia, South Carolina, DePass commented: “I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors – probably harmless.” When DePass was busted by online bloggers, he expressed embarrassment and apologized, saying: “I am as sorry as I can be if I offended anyone. The comment was clearly in jest.” But...
  • The Latest Effort to Enact ‘Gun Control Without Legislation’

    11/13/2014 6:29:06 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 replies
    The Blaze.com ^ | 10NOV2014 | Jason Howerton
    A “coalition” of local police departments, municipalities and clergy members are pushing for a “form of gun control without legislation” by pressuring gun manufacturers to start utilizing controversial “smart” gun technology, CBS New York reports. The advocacy coalition believes smart gun technology — which makes it so only the owner can fire the gun — and inventory tracking can help reduce gun violence. So far, 59 different jurisdictions have called on Glock and six other gun makers to “produce distribution records,” the report adds. “We want to use the power of the marketplace, the power of the free market,” New...
  • Obamacare Architect Exposes Progressive Totalitarianism (Gruber article)

    11/13/2014 6:23:34 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 21 replies
    Front Page Magazine.com ^ | 13NOV2014 | Bruce Thornton
    Professor Jonathan Gruber of MIT, who designed the Affordable Care Act, used to be the symbol of the Democrats’ technocratic bona fides, and an example of how big government with its “scientific” experts can solve social and economic problems from health care to a warming planet. Yet a recently publicized video of remarks he made at a panel in 2013, along with 2 other videos in the same vein, has now made him the poster child of the elitist progressives’ contempt for the American people, and their sacrifice of prudence and reason to raw political power. In the video Gruber...
  • The Economic Endgame Explained

    11/12/2014 9:31:54 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 18 replies
    PersonalLiberty.com ^ | 11NOV2014 | Brandon Smith
    Throughout history, in most cases of economic collapse the societies in question believed they were financially invincible just before their disastrous fall. Rarely does anyone see the edge of the cliff or even the bottom of the abyss before it has swallowed a nation whole. This lack of foresight, however, is usually not the fault of the public. It is, rather, a consequence caused by the manipulation of the fundamental information available to the public by governments and social gatekeepers. In the years leading up to the Great Depression, numerous mainstream “experts” and politicians were quick to discount the idea...
  • Actress / feminist activist, Rose McGowan, calls gay men more misogynistic than straight men

    11/06/2014 9:24:34 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    RedPillTimes.com ^ | 6NOV2014 | alexrpt
    Former 'Charmed' TV star, Rose McGowan, spat out more feminist ‘straight talk’ hate talk, with one small adjustment… the misogynists are now gay men. That’s a new twist. Discussing the protest against the Dorchester Collection hotel chain (owned by the ‘ant-gay’ Sultan of Brunei) with gay author Brett Easton Ellis in his weekly podcast, McGowan made these comments.
  • Vote Summary for 2014 (VANITY)

    11/05/2014 5:39:21 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    Myself ^ | 5NOV2014 | Jack Hydrazine
    Does anyone have a complete tally of Republican wins on the state and national level? How does this compare to wins back in 1994 and previous elections? Any commentaries on surprise wins or losses welcome!
  • Eye roller: Climate Change Threatens NASA Space Operations – AGW ‘could pose a risk

    11/04/2014 7:22:57 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    WattsUpWithThat.com ^ | 4NOV2014 | Anthony Watts
    Apparently with the new Obama administration version of NASA, failure IS an option. One of the biggest space disasters ever, the Challenger disaster, was caused by FREEZING COLD WEATHER and idiotic management that ignored risks related to cold weather as warned by engineers. I have a pretty hard time believing that about a degree of warming is going to cause all these woes. That and the fact that NASA has had a nearly 9 year hurricane free window in Florida to not worry about launches. From EcoWatch: NASA programs are being put in jeopardy by the impacts of climate change,...
  • Passengers On Halloween Cruise Arrive Back In South Florida

    11/03/2014 2:38:49 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 24 replies
    AssPress via CBS Miami ^ | 2NOV2014 | AssPress Staff Writer
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A Halloween cruise took a frightening turn as passengers were heading to Florida. The ship hit an unknown object, officials said, forcing it back to port. “All I know is that it just went black. The lights went completely out,” said passenger Sandra Douglas from Houston, Texas. “Then they came on for a second and then they went back out. And then the sirens started and they said this was the real thing. Then we had to go back to our floors to get the instructions and the life preservers and things like that.”
  • Virgin Galactic rocket plane deployed braking system prematurely

    11/03/2014 7:48:16 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 46 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 3NOV2014 | Stephen Clark
    Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane disintegrated in mid-air after two tail stabilizers prematurely extended, federal investigators said Sunday, a discovery that could shift the focus of the probe into Friday’s fatal crash away from the craft’s rocket motor. But the National Transportation Safety Board’s acting chairman Christopher Hart cautioned against jumping to conclusions. “What I’m about to say is a statement of fact and not a statement of cause,” Hart said. “We are a long way from finding cause. We still have months and months of investigation to do, and there’s a lot that we don’t know. We have extensive...
  • Oil prices are dropping but the fracking revolution rolls on

    11/02/2014 1:03:00 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 31OCT2014 | Shawna Ohm
    $75 dollars a barrel – that’s the price crude oil would have to hit for frackers in North Dakota’s Bakken fields to feel pressure to slow new production, according to Greg Zuckerman, author of “The Frackers” and a special reporter at the Wall Street Journal. “All these guys have hedged. They’ve got production [and] they’ve already got the acreage. They’re not gonna stop but maybe they’ll kind of slow new stuff.” Fracking in other parts of the country, though, is likely to be much more resilient. In Texas’s Eagle Ford and Permian basin, Zuckerman says oil prices would have to...
  • First stage propulsion system is early focus of Antares investigation

    11/02/2014 10:01:18 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 35 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 31OCT2014 | Stephen Clark
    The first sign of failure during Tuesday’s doomed launch of an Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket from Virginia came from the booster’s first stage about 15 seconds after liftoff, according to engineers studying what triggered a fiery mishap that destroyed a commercial cargo craft heading to the International Space Station. The rocket’s 13-foot-diameter first stage, containing tanks with more than 50,000 gallons of kerosene and liquid oxygen propellants, is made in Ukraine and powered by Soviet-era engines built in the 1970s for Russia’s moon program. “Evidence suggests the failure initiated in the first stage after which the vehicle lost its...
  • CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

    11/02/2014 9:48:32 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29OCt2014 | Bob Fredericks
    Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday. “If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC.
  • Elon Musk called the Antares rocket a 'joke' 2 years before it exploded

    10/29/2014 9:10:49 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 43 replies
    Mashable.com ^ | 28OCT2014 | Amanda Wills
    An Orbital Sciences rocket operating under a NASA contract exploded shortly after launch on Tuesday evening, much to everyone's surprise — except, perhaps, Elon Musk. Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, trashed Orbital Sciences for using outdated Russian engines during a 2012 Wired interview: "One of our competitors, Orbital Sciences, has a contract to resupply the International Space Station, and their rocket honestly sounds like the punch line to a joke. It uses Russian rocket engines that were made in the ’60s. I don’t mean their design is from the ’60s—I mean they start with engines that were literally made in...
  • Australia Won't Give Visas to People from Ebola-Hit Countries

    10/28/2014 9:19:35 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 31 replies
    NBC ^ | 28OCT2014 | NBC Staff Writer
    SYDNEY - Australia issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak Tuesday, making it the first rich nation to shut its doors to the region and earning criticism from health experts and rights groups. Australia has not recorded a case of Ebola despite a number of scares, and conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott has so far resisted repeated requests to send medical personnel to help battle the outbreak on the ground. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told parliament Monday that all non-permanent or temporary visas from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia were being cancelled...
  • No laughing matter: Clown terror spreads in France

    10/26/2014 10:02:59 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    AFP ^ | 26OCT2014 | Fran Blandy
    Paris (AFP) - A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France where police on Saturday night arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats. A police source said Sunday the group of teens were arrested in the parking lot of a high school in the Mediterranean port town of Agde, as several other complaints poured in about "armed clowns" in the region over the weekend.