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  • R.I.P. California (1850-2016): What We’ll Lose And Learn From The World’s First Major Water Collapse

    03/28/2015 9:10:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Feelguide.com ^ | 3/22/2015 | FEELGUIDE
    Last week when NASA announced that California is on its death bed and has only 12 months of water left, the news hit like a punch to the gut. “Data from NASA satellites show that the total amount of water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins — that is, all of the snow, river and reservoir water, water in soils and groundwater combined — was 34 million acre-feet below normal in 2014. That loss is nearly 1.5 times the capacity of Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir,” writes Jay Famiglietti of NASA. Famiglietti adds: “Statewide, we’ve been dropping...
  • Prayers .. Wifey is having surgery tonite , She busted her right ankle up real good.

    03/28/2015 7:28:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 74 replies
    NRN | 3/28/15 | NR
    What a day! And a night to follow. Wifey busted right ankle up real good, tripped and ended up with multiple broken bones and a dislocated ankle to boot. Surgery is on for tonight 9ishPT or so. Say one for our nation too. Thanks!
  • Emerging details of possible Iranian nuclear deal draw bipartisan ire

    03/28/2015 5:56:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/28/2015
    Emerging details of a possible nuclear deal with Iran have drawn sharp criticism from congressional lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, who say the U.S. and its international partners may be ceding too much as a key deadline nears. If reports are true, "then we are not inching closer to Iran’s negotiating position, but leaping toward it with both feet,” charged Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a vocal critic of the direction of the talks. “My fear is that we are no longer guided by the principle that ‘no deal is...
  • A born performer! The incredible moment baby starts clapping in the womb

    03/28/2015 2:17:27 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-28-15 | Giorgina Ramazzotti
    Rhythm isn't something most babies are born with. But this one - which is yet to be born - seems to have it in abundance. In this incredible video of an ultrasound scan, the 14-week-old foetus appears to clap its hands together, as the mother sings If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands. The parents can be heard laughing in the background as the doctor then rewinds the tape to make it look like that baby was clapping along to their singing. The 15-second video that was uploaded to YouTube yesterday by Jen Cardinal, who is based...
  • RIP Louis Black (son of musician Bill Black)

    03/28/2015 1:06:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    Bill Black's son Louis Black passed away at 3AM this morning from complications from COPD. Please pray for his wife Janet and family.  Arrangements pending. If you would like to send sympathy cards, the address is: 295 Starnes Road Munford, TN 38058
  • WSJ's Dorothy Rabinowitz on Fox News today

    03/28/2015 12:02:07 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 14 replies
    Today on Journal Editorial Report
  • Girl, 4, sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3 a.m. slushie

    03/28/2015 9:44:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | 03/28/2015 | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 4-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3 a.m. and hopped a Philadelphia bus in search of a snack. Bus driver Harlan Jenifer says the girl swung her legs in a seat as she chanted, “All I want is a slushie.”
  • The Top 5 Reasons Sarah Palin Would STILL Make A Better President Than Barack Obama

    03/28/2015 9:41:51 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 44 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 27, 2015 | Steven Crowder
    4. She created jobs. During her tenure as governor, Alaska was 2nd in job growth compared to all other states. Obama’s definition of job creating is changing the definition of “unemployed.” See, you’re no longer considered “unemployed”… you just don’t care anymore. Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/top-5-reasons-sarah-palin-still-make-better-president-barack-obama/#O4ou4QOAXOWbKTOo.99
  • Jade Helm

    03/28/2015 9:10:54 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 59 replies
    March 28, 2015 | HarleyLady27
    What do we know about Jade Helm?
  • Man drowns himself after seeing ugly bride for the first time

    03/28/2015 8:52:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 75 replies
    pulse.ng ^ | 02.26.15 | pulse.ng
    Groom Kang Hu was left so disappointed after seeing his bride for the first time that he he attempted to drown himself. ‘I feel bad about what happened but when I saw her she wasn’t what I had expected and I realised she would be bad for my image,’ he said after being fished from a river.
  • What Was the WORST Movie You've Seen This Past Year?

    03/28/2015 8:16:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 142 replies
    Self | March 28, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Yesterday I saw the 1999 movie, The Suburbans on the tube. It was supposed to be a comedy and I thought it might be funny because Ben Stiller was in it. How wrong I was. It was beyond horrible. It turns out that the nobody actor, Donal Lardner Ward, in the lead role also wrote and directed the movie. Fortunately almost nothing has been heard of him since. So as a public service, please list the WORST movies you've seen in the past year so we know not to waste our time on them.
  • WHO Beat Up Harry Reid?

    03/28/2015 7:47:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 139 replies
    Self | March 28, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Rush Limbaugh was talking about this yesterday so WHO beat up Harry Reid? Nobody except Kool-Aid drinking liberals really believes the exercise equipment excuse. Reid did make some mumblings about suing the exercise equipment company but seems to have let that dropped. Also strange is that he never NAMED the company who made that exercise equipment. If I was similarly injured by exercise equipment I would be warning people away from the brand. So the big question is WHO beat up Harry Reid? Was it more than one person. And WHY? Also interesting is that Reid felt he needed to...
  • Vanity:Kamikaze Co-pilot "Tomato Andy"Urban Dictionary makes things clear

    03/28/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 40 replies
    Could understand the Tomato Andy thing assumed it was because a Tomato is actually a fruit and most don't know that. Just went to the urban Dictionary and found this. Looks like he was pissed at the world and a female locked in a guys body.....here comes the bullying narrative and it was everyone else fault not his http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tomato
  • Cities on the brink? Municipal pensions causing fiscal frailty

    03/28/2015 7:22:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 54 replies
    abc 27 news ^ | 3-27-2015 | Dennis Owens
    A shocking chart released this week shows that nine of the top ten cities have more retirees collecting pensions than current employees contributing to the fund. It’s happening in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, and Harrisburg. “It’s a major problem,” said Representative Seth Grove (R-York). “We have local governments that are on the verge of bankruptcy.” Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has been raising alarms across the state about the fiscal frailty of municipal pensions. “One-quarter of all the municipal pensions in the United States are in Pennsylvania,” DePasquale said. That’s a lot of little communities managing pension plans and DePasquale says nearly half...
  • Dining and dashing at Denny's

    03/28/2015 6:59:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Say hello to these 3 ladies?!?!? Came into Denny's yesterday and ordered $70 in food and tried ditching their bill.... So here they are trying to leave while my mom blocks the door telling them they have a bill to pay. Lol needless to say we were all types of bitches for calling the police. All they had was $37....i post this because it hurts. This is my job do when people do this on top of not wanting to tip i make NO money. You cant be ballin on a budget.. So yes you take money from me and...
  • Federal agents raid home of Texas judge in firearms case

    03/28/2015 6:30:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 3-28-2015 | AP
    GEORGETOWN, TEXAS Federal officers have raided the home of a veteran Central Texas judge in a firearms investigation. (Snip) Agents were seen leaving the home with some black carrying cases and other items.
  • Bill signed clearing path for Cotton presidential bid

    03/28/2015 5:17:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Associated Press, news source ^ | 10:04 p.m. CDT March 27, 2015
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas has cleared the way for Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton to run for re-election and president in five years, even though the freshman senator hasn't expressed any interest in a White House bid.
  • Jeffrey Tambor explains the N.W.O. and the Trilateral Commission on Barney Miller in 1981

    03/27/2015 9:56:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Life imitating art or is it art imitating life? A conspiracy kook describing the entire N.W.O. agenda to the police who clearly thinks he’s crazy. The truth, hidden in plain sight....pretty funny
  • Two more Cosby accusers speak out

    03/27/2015 9:23:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 27, 2015
    Two more women came forward on Friday accusing veteran comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago, when they were in their teens.
  • Media Missiles Launched at Cruz Misfire

    03/27/2015 8:32:21 PM PDT · by massmike · 10 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 03/27/2015 | Don Feder
    Former Senator Rick Santorum tells a story about his 2012 campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. A group of deep-pocket donors called the Republican candidates to New York to be vetted. Santorum found it odd that all of the questions on social issues were directed at him. Finally he said to the donors: "Why are you only asking me about abortion and marriage? My opponents all have the same positions," to which one responded: "Yes, but you mean it." That's what scares the left and its media myrmidons the most about Ted Cruz – that he's not Romney '08, who...
  • ‘Important Evidence Found’ In Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz’s Home

    03/27/2015 5:26:37 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-27-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    European media report that German authorities have found “importance evidence” in Andreas Lubitz’s home. Lubitz was the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 9595, that he purposefully crashed in the French Alps. Although the German police don’t want to share any details at this moment, they say that the evidence explains why he committed this horrendous mass murder. In the meantime, it has become clear that Lubitz had serious psychological issues. He was hospitalized in a mental hospital back in 2009. When he was 27 years old, Lubitz apparently suffered from regular panic attacks. He was still being treated by a psychiatrist...
  • Spectre - Trailer (Bond 24)

    03/27/2015 7:13:54 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 03.27.15
    Spectre trailer
  • Two Minutes Hate at Avery Fisher Hall

    03/27/2015 7:01:06 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 18 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 3/27/15 | Rush limbaugh
    Two Minutes Hate at Avery Fisher Hall BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I am doing that which I was born to do. My name is Rush Limbaugh. I am America's Real Anchorman. I am the guy that drives the left insane. I'm the guy responsible for making them insane. I'm the guy responsible for infusing the left with an out-of-control, out-of-containment even possibility of being contained hatred -- and, for that, my friends, I have a gold star, and I take it from them. You might say, "What's Rush talking about?" I'll tell you what I'm talking about in just a second....
  • Obama heading for Florida golf vacation

    03/27/2015 6:38:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama is fleeing the chilly, damp nation’s capital this weekend for the warmer climes of South Florida. Obama will travel to Palm City, Fla., on Saturday and return to Washington on Sunday. The White House has not revealed details of his trip, but local news reports say the president is expected to stay at the Floridian National Golf Club where he will hit the links. The president played a round of golf with Tiger Woods at the course in February 2013. The club’s owner is Jim Crane, a Democratic donor and owner of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros.
  • Fed policies have cost savers $470 billion: Report

    03/27/2015 3:25:06 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    cnbc ^ | 3-26-2015 | Jeff Cox
    The Federal Reserve's efforts to stimulate the U.S. economy after the financial crisis ended up costing savers nearly half a trillion dollars in interest income, according to report released Thursday. Since the central bank dropped interest rates to near zero at the end of 2008, savers have labored under plain-vanilla bank accounts and money market funds that have yielded close to nothing. Critics have long said the Fed's quantitative easing efforts have boosted asset prices, particularly in the stock market, but exacted severe costs across other parts of the economy. In a landmark report, Swiss Re quantifies just how much...
  • Firefighter’s Account of East Village Blast: ‘Oh Man, It’s a Big One’

    03/27/2015 2:59:53 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 27, 2015 | AL BAKER and MARC SANTORA
    Firefighter Mike Shepherd, 47, of Squad 41 in the Bronx, is a third-generation New York City firefighter, following in the path of his grandfather and great-grandfather. When there was an explosion at a building in the East Village on Thursday, he raced to the scene. This is his account. “I was having lunch at a restaurant around the corner, on Seventh Street,” Firefighter Shepherd said. He was alone and off-duty. “There was a couple. They were taking a photo. I went out and I said, ‘Would you like me to take a photo of the two of you?’ They said...
  • Hillary Clinton's Culture Of Corruption May Doom Candidacy

    03/27/2015 10:15:07 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | March 27, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    candal: Hillary's emails may be only the tip of an iceberg that could include Clinton Foundation donations to shield Boko Haram from being designated a terrorist group and her brother's involvement in a Haitian gold mine. We doubt Team Hillary was thrilled or her critics surprised Tuesday when the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security named Mrs. Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, in a report about a firm that allegedly received preferential treatment from the Obama administration. The firm, Gulf Coast Funds Management, with Tony Rodham listed as its chief executive, allegedly benefited from what the report says was...
  • Obama Administration Scandal Bracketology

    03/27/2015 12:43:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Casey Breznick
    President Barack Obama’s administration has been one rife with scandals. Some pertain directly to the President himself and his own actions–like the recent immigration executive order that some say unconstitutionally side-stepped Congress–and some to members of his administration, like the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS and the Secret Service’s series of embarrassments. So in the spirit of March Madness and NCAA bracketology, I crafted an Obama Administration Scandal Bracket, originally published at The Cornell Review.
  • 49ers Waive OL Jonathan Martin After 1 Season With Team

    03/27/2015 12:32:07 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 1 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 26 March 2015
    The Niners acquired Martin last March in a deal with Miami. Martin had left the Dolphins in October 2013 after accusing teammate Richie Incognito of bullying...Martin started seven games at right tackle last season in place of injured Anthony Davis. He struggled in that role and allowed 7 1/2 sacks
  • Supreme Court decision a 'victory for pregnant women' in workplace

    03/27/2015 11:31:24 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Peggy Young, a pregnant mother, was a driver for UPS. Though other workers received a “lighter duty” accommodation for conditions like sprained ankles, Ms. Young was denied an accommodation during her pregnancy, in violation of the federal PDA. Ms. Young lost in the two lower courts, and today the United States Supreme Court reversed their decisions in favor of Ms. Young. Ironically, during the course of the legal action, UPS changed its policy to grant “light-duty” to pregnant employees. The case drew widespread attention as pro-life advocates agreed with abortion supporters that pregnant women deserved protection in the workplace.
  • More people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state

    03/27/2015 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    WBEZ 91.5 ^ | 3/26/2015 | Susie An
    Illinois had the biggest decrease in population according to a new report from the Census Bureau. Between July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014, the state lost 9,972 people. On the other end, Texas saw the largest population increase adding more than 450,000 people during that time. Cook County saw a very slight decrease in population. It’s one of four counties with a population of more than 1 million to experience a decrease. Others include industrial counties like Wayne County, Michigan; Cuyahoga, Ohio; and Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The rate of people leaving Cook County for other counties has been increasing since...
  • Anti-Common Core amendment passes Senate vote

    03/27/2015 9:13:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-27-2015 | JASON RUSSELL
    An anti-Common Core budget amendment passed a Senate vote Thursday, allowing states to opt-out of the educational standards without penalty from the federal government. The amendment would also prohibit the federal government from "mandating, incentivizing, or coercing" states into adopting Common Core or any other standards, instructional content, curricula, assessments, or instruction programs.
  • Paul Ryan: GOP must have Obamacare replacement by late June

    03/27/2015 8:45:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-26-2015 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Paul Ryan says Republicans must have a plan to replace Obamacare by late June, a deadline that coincides with a Supreme Court decision that could blow a huge hole in the controversial law. The Wisconsin Republican is working with other House chairmen to craft the GOP’s long-awaited alternative to President Obama’s health reforms. Their Senate counterparts are meeting, too, ahead of the justices’ ruling at the end of this term. “We have to have a plan in place by then,” Mr. Ryan told reporters. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the closely watched case known as King v. Burwell,...
  • Today's Wacky Pack Sticker pic!

    03/27/2015 8:27:50 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 28 replies
    https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608025609930736289&pid=15.1&P=0
  • Gingrich says GOP doesn’t really want to repeal Obamacare

    03/27/2015 8:01:43 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 55 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 3-26-2015 | Russ Britt
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he doesn’t think Obamacare is “repealable,” and contends that many of his fellow Republicans don’t really want to walk back the entire law. The one-time Georgia congressman who often went toe-to-toe with former Democratic President Bill Clinton said parts of the law will be addressed and possibly repealed, but not the entire law. He said the law probably has more support than many Republicans are willing to acknowledge. “I don’t think it’s repealable,” Gingrich said. His comments were published by USA Today Thursday after he spoke at a Washington health-care conference on Wednesday. Gingrich,...
  • Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

    03/27/2015 6:31:32 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Cache Valley Daily ^ | 3-27-2015 | AP
    The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday. The U.S. has drastically cut imports and transformed itself into the world's biggest producer of oil and natural gas by tapping huge reserves in shale rock formations. But the government predicts that the shale boom won't last much beyond the next decade. In order for the U.S. to keep domestic production high and imports low,...
  • TSA pilot screening? (vanity)

    03/27/2015 4:34:00 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    March 27, 2015 | me
    Do pilots go through TSA screening just like everyone else, standing in line just like everybody else? Or do they have their own TSA line? Or are they exempt from the whole process?
  • Smear Here: The Official Ted Cruz Denouncement Thread

    03/27/2015 4:30:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 29 replies
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 3/26/2015, 6:22 pm | Commissarka Pinkie
    Welcome to the People’s Official Ted Cruz Denouncement Thread™, where comrades are cordially invited to smear, trash, bash, revile, excoriate, and otherwise assassinate the character of GOP Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz. We want you to have fun, and all we ask is that you do not say anything nice about him, mainly because there is nothing nice to say. Bad. Dangerous. Evil. Stupid. Liar. Bloodthirsty. Vile. Hypocrite. Villain. Scum. Monster. Traitor. Tyrant. Just totally, utterly, absolutely WRONG!
  • 'Game Change' is well-worth seeing (article title, this appears to be a new film about Sarah Palin?)

    03/27/2015 4:09:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 26, 2015
    Quoting from the article: “Game Change” is an insightful film. Even viewers who were unsympathetic with Palin during the campaign may find themselves sympathizing with some aspects of her situation. end-quote
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 27, 2015

    03/27/2015 3:07:20 AM PDT · by sneakers · 18 replies
    Jim Quinn returns to the air on April 1st! He will be live on WYSL in Rochester, NY and streaming online from The Warroom. Join us Monday thru Friday for discussion of the issues as only Quinn can present them!
  • Machete Man, Make Me a Taco: Danny Trejo To Open Restaurant

    03/26/2015 10:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Los Angeles residents can now dine from the hands of the "Machete" man himself. Our friends at Flama report that Danny Trejo, the actor known for his hard persona and movie roles as a villain, will open up Trejo's Tacos , a Mexican restaurant. Expected to open sometime in the Spring, the restaurant promises to bring, "the best tacos and craft beer," according to their Facebook page. Formally a Taco Bell, the newly designed location will give a real Southwestern feel, with blackened steel and blacked leather upholstery, according to LA Eater. Trejo took to his Twitter to announce the...
  • Pentagon envisions up to 7 more Guantánamo trials

    03/26/2015 7:16:55 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3-26-2015 | CAROL ROSENBERG
    Pentagon officials envision prosecuting at most seven more Guantánamo captives, the most notorious among them an Indonesian man known as Hambali who was once considered the CIA’s most wanted terrorist in Southeast Asia, according to just released documents. That means that, of the 122 captives currently at Guantánamo, at most 17 could be accused of war crimes. The long-range vision for trials through 2019 was included in a 362-page release of internal discussions surrounding a since abandoned plan to base judges permanently at the remote U.S. Navy base. War court prosecutors had argued that the documents were privileged, but a...
  • Inflatable colon draws attention to cancer in EKY (Video)

    03/26/2015 4:11:35 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    wkyt ^ | 3-26-2015 | Morgan Lentes
    WHITESBURG, Ky (WYMT) - Health officials in Letcher County are taking their efforts to raise awareness about colon cancer to new heights. They set up a 20-foot-long inflatable colon at the rec center in Whitesburg. It is all in an effort to teach people the importance of getting screened for the cancer. Ashley Teague, with the Kentucky Cancer Program, said the health fair included several booths on how to live a healthier life. "What we really recommend is eating healthy. That is one big thing that we do not do around here. We need diets high in fruit and vegetables...
  • Report: Mix of cat litter, salts caused nuclear-dump mishap

    03/26/2015 3:43:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    nj herald ^ | 3-26-2015 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, AP
    <p>ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An incompatible combination of nitrate salts and organic cat litter is to blame for a mishap that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, according to findings released Thursday by an independent team of experts from national laboratories around the country.</p>
  • Japan PM Abe to address joint session of U.S. Congress

    03/26/2015 3:19:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-26-2015 | Patricia Zengerle
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on April 29, becoming the first Japanese leader to do so. Abe will spend eight days on a state visit expected to focus on joint responses to growing Chinese assertiveness in Asia, including his moves to loosen restraints on Japan's pacifist postwar constitution. In announcing the invitation to the Japanese leader, U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner said Abe's speech would be an opportunity for Americans to hear from a close ally about ways to expand cooperation on economic and security...
  • Downton and out: 6th series will be last as cast gather to read through the new script

    03/26/2015 2:16:09 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-26-15 | Katherine Rushton & Hannah Flint
    The doors to Downton Abbey are finally closing. Carnival Films and ITV have announced that there will be no return to the famous home of the Crawley family after the sixth season airs, as they want to end on a high. Downton Abbey has been a huge international success, selling to broadcasters around the world, but its ratings in Britain had started flagging. NBC Universal, which owns the production company behind the show, said in an internal note to staff that the long-running drama was ‘approaching its natural conclusion’. The internal note, seen by the Daily Mail, said: ‘Whilst we...
  • Saudi Arabia Launches Airstrikes on Houthi Rebels in Yemen

    03/26/2015 11:39:44 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/25/2015 | FELICIA SCHWARTZ in Washington and HAKIM ALMASMARI in Yemen
    Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states launched airstrikes against rebel forces in Yemen’s capital and across the country in defense of what Riyadh called the nation’s legitimate government. The attacks began Thursday morning, hours after Yemen’s president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, fled the southern port city of Aden by boat when Iranian-backed Houthi militants closed in. The decision by Saudi Arabia and the region’s Sunni monarchies to intervene on Mr. Hadi’s behalf raises the stakes in their rivalry with predominantly Shiite Iran, which has raged in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the region. The raids also risked further inflaming sectarian...
  • Russia: 'Harmful' child classics removed from library

    03/26/2015 10:49:45 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    bbc ^ | 3-26-2015
    Titles including Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen, have been taken off the shelves in the village of Kharbatovo, in the southern Irkutsk Region, after a request from the local education council, the Meduza news website reports. It seems the decision is based on a law aimed at "protecting children from information that harms their health and development", the site says. The law came into force in September 2012, and introduced age restrictions for books, films and theatre productions, among other measures. The council fears that Twain's book may encourage children to become...
  • IN Governor Mike Pence declares HIV state of emergency in Scott County

    03/26/2015 10:49:42 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 15 replies
    Canajun Yahoo ^ | 03.26.2015 | Steve Bittenbender
    Since December, Scott County has had 72 confirmed HIV cases and seven preliminary ones. Officials fear potentially up to 100 cases could be identified. In past years, Scott County reported less than five new HIV cases each year and had just 21 residents with HIV in 2014, according to state statistics.
  • SSL/TLS Suffers 'Bar Mitzvah Attack'

    03/26/2015 10:43:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Dark Reading ^ | 3-26-2015 | Kelly Jackson Higgins
    SSL/TLS encryption once again is being haunted by an outdated and weak feature long past its prime:  a newly discovered attack exploits a weakness in the older, less secure RC4 encryption algorithm option in SSL/TLS that's still supported in many browsers and servers. Itsik Mantin, director of security research with Imperva, at Black Hat Asia in Singapore today will detail how an attacker could sniff credentials and other information during an SSL session in an attack he named the "Bar Mitzvah Attack" after 13-year-old weaknesses in the algorithm it abuses. The attack is a glaring reminder that the RC4 algorithm,...