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  • The Russian plan to give Leonardo DiCaprio a (homemade) Oscar

    02/13/2016 12:01:32 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican
    The Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Leonardo DiCaprio is a world-famous and critically respected actor. And yet, rather infamously, he has never won an Academy Award. Now he may have his chance: A group of filmmakers from Russia's far east have hatched a plan to help the Hollywood star finally get his own Oscar. Unfortunately for Leo, the "Oscar" in question it is not an actual Academy Award. Instead, it will be a homemade effort created by the filmmakers themselves, dubbed the "Yakut Oscar" in honor of the region from which it originates (the organizers say they will eventually come up with a better name). The...
  • Peyton Manning and a dark history his football dynasty family have tried to bury

    02/13/2016 11:46:15 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2016 | OLLIE GILLMAN
    Peyton Manning and his father smeared the star quarterback's college football trainer after he allegedly sexually assaulted her by rubbing his naked testicles and buttocks on her face. Nearly 20 years before his second Super Bowl win, he is claimed to have 'placed his naked butt and rectum' on the face of Dr Jamie Naughright while she was checking his foot for a stress fracture. Unearthed court documents reveal Manning had details of an earlier confrontation involving him and Dr Naughright that may have led to the 1996 alleged assault hushed up. A book co-written by Manning and his father,...
  • The Carolina Pander for Black Votes

    02/13/2016 11:16:33 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | JUAN WILLIAMS
    Prof. Cornel West, who had previously called Mr. Obama the first “niggerized” president and “a person who is afraid and intimidated when it comes to putting a spotlight on white supremacy,” has endorsed Mr. Sanders and introduced him at rallies in South Carolina. “I love Brother Bernie,” Mr. West said last year. “He tells the truth about Wall Street. He really does.” About Mrs. Clinton, he said earlier this year that “the word integrity is not the first thing that comes to mind.”

    02/13/2016 11:13:37 AM PST · by knarf · 52 replies
    self | February 13, 2016 | knarf
    Having coffee with some friends earlier today, it occurred to me .... I have clicked just about every article, advertisement and FR post that has the word "Trump" in it and I have NEVER received an e-mail from him OR any supporters
  • Fallout 4’s Survival mode is getting a complete overhaul

    02/13/2016 11:06:37 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies ^ | Feb. 13, 2016 12:40 pm | Charles Battersby
    hen Fallout 4 launched, it included several difficulty modes, the highest of which was Survival. This was a deceptive name for the mode, because fans expected that it would alter the mechanics of the game in a manner similar to the Hardcore Mode from Fallout: New Vegas. Unfortunately, Survival just altered the amount of damage that players inflicted and received, along with a few other minor tweaks like an increased likelihood of powerful legendary enemies spawning. According to a recent tweet from the developer, players are getting a proper Survival Mode in the near future. Tweets from Bethesda Game Studios...
  • Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex

    02/13/2016 10:14:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Nearly two out of three of these oral cancers in the United States and most western nations are caused by infection with the HPV 16 strain of the virus, and incidence of cancer is on the rise in recent years, said Gypsyamber D'Souza, who teaches epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Middle aged white men are at particularly high risk compared to other races. ... The reason may be that when women are first exposed to HPV vaginally, they mount an immune response that prevents them from getting an oral HPV infection, she said. But men do not...
  • ‘Mini-brains’ could revolutionise drug research and reduce animal use

    Harvard professor Rudolph Tanzi, who in 2014 developed human brain cells in a gel as part of his work on Alzheimer’s, told the Guardian that he and his colleagues had also seen primitive neural activity. ... Hartung said the neural activity, which can be measured with an EEG-like device, creates a "third dimension" for studying the effects of drugs: not only can researchers examine how drugs affect the health and function of brain cells, they can also see what drugs do to neural activity. Tanzi agreed, saying that in the brain cells with Alzheimer's disease "the signalling is much different....
  • Women write better code, study suggests

    02/13/2016 8:50:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2016
    The US researchers analysed nearly 1.4 million users of the open source program-sharing service Github. They found that pull requests - or suggested code changes - made on the service by women were more likely to be accepted than those by men. The paper is awaiting peer review. ... The researchers, from the computer science departments at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and North Carolina State University, looked at around four million people who logged on to Github on a single day - 1 April 2015. Github is an enormous developer community which does not request gender information from its...
  • Half Moon (Flying Horse Sessions) - Branchwater

    02/13/2016 8:37:32 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 8, 2014 | Branchwater
    Half Moon (Flying Horse Sessions) - Branchwater August 2014 Branchwater Flying Horse Sessions
  • Next Door Neighbor Blues (Live @ the Warner Theatre) - Branchwater

    02/13/2016 8:37:29 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 15, 2013 | Branchwater
    Next Door Neighbor Blues (Live @ the Warner Theatre) - Branchwater
  • Gullible, the Catfish (Flying Horse Sessions) - Branchwater

    02/13/2016 8:37:27 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 29, 2014 | Branchwater
    Gullible, the Catfish (Flying Horse Sessions) - Branchwater August 2014 Branchwater Flying Horse Sessions
  • I Was Wronged (Live at the Warner Theatre) - Branchwater HD

    02/13/2016 8:37:24 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 27, 2014 | Branchwater
    I Was Wronged (Live at the Warner Theatre) - Branchwater HD Branchwater's opening tune at the Warner Theatre, June 2014
  • Popular Videos - Sonny James

    02/13/2016 8:37:20 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1953–1983 | Sonny James
    Popular Videos - Sonny James #SonnyJames 200 videos
  • Schumann: Symphony No.2 in C major - P. Järvi / Staatskapelle Dresden

    02/13/2016 8:37:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1847 | Composer: Robert Schumann
    Robert Schumann: Symphony No.2 in C major, Op.61 I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo (00:00) II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace (12:06) III. Adagio espressivo (19:21) IV. Allegro molto vivace (29:35) Staatskapelle Dresden Paavo Järvi, conductor October 18, 2005 Semperoper, Dresden
  • Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon (Full Album) HD.

    02/13/2016 8:37:13 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1 March 1973 | Pink Floyd
    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon 01. Speak To Me - 00:00 02. Breathe - 01:14 03. On The Run - 03:58 04. Time - 07:44 05. The Great Gig In The Sky - 14:35 06. Money - 19:12 07. Us And Them - 25:50 08. Any Colour You Like - 33:32 09. Brain Damage - 34:50 10. Eclipse - 40:05
  • Eric Garner Choked, and Now Berned

    02/13/2016 8:29:22 AM PST · by mystery-ak · 3 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | Feb. 13, 2016 | Victor J Massad
    On July 17, 2014 a 44 year old black man by the name of Eric Garner was choked to death by police officers who were enforcing the cigarette tax for their socialist mayor. A year and a half later, Garner’s daughter Erica is using her father’s death to promote the political campaign of a socialist running for president.
  • 342 DAYS

    02/13/2016 8:10:47 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 30 replies
    2/11/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 342 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes, 35 seconds until the petty destructive Islamic malevolent anti-American sissified evil angry incompetent middle-finger-waving socialist petulant Constitution-ignoring malignant narcissist Saboteur-In-Chief illegal communist gay crack-smoking Kenyan crypto-muslim dictator President "Stompy-Foot" Obama leaves office. That is: 342 days 8208 hours 492529 minutes 29551775 seconds Please ask if you wish to be put on, or taken off, of the Countdown: Exit Obama (C.E.O.) Ping List Note: This timer is synched to January 20, 2017 at precisely 12 noon. It includes the Leap Year day.
  • Trump’s America

    02/13/2016 7:38:44 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 12, 2016 | Charles Murray
    If you are dismayed by Trumpism, don't kid yourself that it will fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. Trumpism is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, and its appearance was predictable. It is the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America's divestment of its historic national identity.
  • Obama's foreign policy incompetence encouraging Putin to go to war with Turkey

    02/13/2016 7:35:49 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | Rick Moran
    I remember a lot of people speculating about what would have happened in the world if Jimmy Carter had been elected to a second term. Many believed that the Soviets would have taken advantage of Carter's weakness and confusion to confront NATO, believing that the U.S. would be paralyzed into inaction. Something similar could happen today, according to some analysts. Vladimir Putin's saber-rattling at Turkey could become more than bluster if the Russian strongman doesn't think that the U.S. and NATO would go to war if Moscow attacked Turkey. The Russians are beginning military exercises in the region immediately adjacent...
  • The Most Expensive Warship Ever Built Might Already Be Close to Obsolete

    02/13/2016 7:21:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    National Interest ^ | February 12, 2016 | Harry J. Kazianis
    The U.S. Navy’s latest and greatest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, when completed, will join the ranks of the world’s most advanced warships ever put to sea. It will carry an air wing with firepower second to none. It will be defended by some of the most powerful naval vessels on the planet. And yet, coming in at an astounding $15 billion dollars—the most expensive naval vessel ever—its time as the symbol of U.S. power projection and military dominance may be over. Notice I used the words may be over. The simple fact is this: no one really knows...
  • Suit Filed Challenging Move to Require Voter Proof Of Citizenship In 3 States

    02/13/2016 7:09:00 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    TPM ^ | 2-13-2016 | Tierney Sneed
    A lawsuit was filed Friday afternoon challenging the surprise move by the head of a federal elections agency to require proof of citizenship to register to vote in three states. The suit alleges that Brian Newby -- the executive director of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) who unilaterally approved the change to the federal form -- acted outside of his authority and departed from several commission protocols in making the change. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the League of Women Voters, Project Vote, the Georgia State Conference of the...
  • Cruz Attacks Rubio On Planned Parenthood

    02/13/2016 6:58:14 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/2016 | Burgess Everett
    GREENVILLE, S.C. - Ted Cruz unleashed a blistering attack on Marco Rubio's record on Planned Parenthood in front of hundreds of conservative voters at the Faith and Family Presidential Forum on Friday, insisting that his Senate colleague did not stand with him last fall as he sought to strip funding for the women's health care organization in a spending bill. There is little daylight between Cruz and Rubio regarding their disdain for Planned Parenthood. But Cruz is seeking to cast Rubio as weak-kneed and unwilling to stand behind the Texas senator's 2015 strategy to defund the women's health organization. The...
  • Is An End To Air Traffic Control Gridlock Near?

    02/13/2016 5:56:32 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/12/2016 | John Merline
    The nation’s antiquated, balky, delay-prone air traffic control system could finally be a thing of the past, after a House committee approved a bill to transform the horribly mismanaged government-run Air Traffic Control system into a federally chartered non-profit corporation.
  • Pondering Gravitational Waves

    02/13/2016 5:52:10 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 2/11/16 | Paul Gilster
    Pondering Gravitational Wavesby Paul Gilster on February 11, 2016 "Einstein would be beaming," said National Science Foundation director France Córdova as she began this morning's news conference announcing the discovery of gravitational waves. I can hardly disagree, because we have in this discovery yet another confirmation of the reality of General Relativity. Caltech's Kip Thorne, who discussed black hole mergers way back in 1994 in his book Black Holes and Time Warps, said at the same news conference that Einstein must have been frustrated by the lack of available technologies to detect the gravitational waves his theory predicted, a lack...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: 'The Portland Twenty-five', Seim on FBI: "They were there for violence"

    02/13/2016 5:26:26 AM PST · by Nextrush · 37 replies
    2/13/2016 | Self
    There were two indictments unsealed in connection with the protest-occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge yesterday. Newly charged were Geoffrey Stanek and Travis Cox. Stanek has been arrested, Cox has not yet been arrested at last report. There are now 25 people charged in connection with the protest. Back in 1968 when anti-Vietnam War protestors violently disrupted the Democratic National Convention, with f-bombs coming from their mouths and throwing excrement at the authorities, their leaders were charged. Their supporters and the mainstream media dubbed them "The Chicago Seven". Those now accused of protesting non-violently in Oregon may need a...
  • President Obama to Michelle: Love ya boo — but I'm golfing on Valentine's Day

    02/13/2016 5:08:57 AM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    LAT ^ | 02/13/16 | Christie D'Zurilla
    President Obama has Valentine's Day figured out: Declare your love for your wife on national TV a couple of days early, then go play golf. "I love you so much," the president said to Michelle Obama via "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Friday. "I Obamacare about you more than you even know." He'd taped the appearance on Thursday, when he was in L.A. after attending fundraisers in the Bay Area.
  • Is it possible the server served another purpose? (vanity)

    02/13/2016 4:11:44 AM PST · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 51 replies
    Foundahardheadedwoman ^ | 2/13/16 | Foundahardheadedwoman
    I have a question for FRiends smarter than me. Is it possible that Hillary was using her unsecured server as a way to transfer state secrets to her benefit by using the excuse that the info was stolen? After watching the Clintons for many years it seems they always have an out and is it possible that the server was that out? Remember Hillary's first excuse was that she was just not tech savvy. This has been in my mind for a while and anyone with any insight would help me. Thanks in advance.
  • Parole revoked for Carteret man who 'robbed man at gunpoint in Jersey City': officials

    02/13/2016 1:20:10 AM PST · by This_far · 2 replies
    The Joursey Journal ^ | February 13, 2016 | Michaelangelo Conte
    A 22-year-old Carteret man who recently spent nearly three years in prison for weapons offenses was in court Tuesday on charges that he robbed a man at gunpoint in Jersey City while on parole, officials said.
  • The Bishop Who Wants to Bring Great Books to the Midwest

    02/13/2016 12:40:25 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies ^ | February 5, 2016 | John Burger
    In a recent essay, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., shared with readers how great literature has had a profound impact on his life. Now, he is striving to bring the gifts of Western civilization and Catholic culture to as many others as possible. Aleteia spoke with Bishop Conley about his vision and his plans for the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture in Lincoln. Could you talk about the role that great literature has played in your life, particularly in your formation as a person and in your spiritual formation? I grew up in the Presbyterian Church...
  • Lincoln’s Birthday Reflections: His insights on liberty and tyranny still ring true today

    02/12/2016 11:59:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2.12.16 | Kevin Portteus
    Abraham Lincoln told an 1864 audience that "the world has never had a good definition of the word 'liberty.'" Different people can define liberty in different, even contradictory ways, so that both sides in a conflict can claim to the mantle of liberty. That was exactly the situation in the Civil War: Slaveholders defined liberty in such a way as to make themselves the guardians of liberty... The South's liberty was the liberty to hold other people as chattel slaves. What the slaveholders called liberty, the North quite rightly called tyranny; namely, the systematic deprivation of the natural rights of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Yutu on a Little Planet

    02/12/2016 11:24:09 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | February 13, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Tracks lead to a small robot perched near the top of this bright little planet. Of course, the planet is really the Moon. The robot is the desk-sized Yutu rover, leaving its looming Chang'e 3 lander after a after a mid-December 2013 touch down in the northern Mare Imbrium. The little planet projection is a digitally warped and stitched mosaic of images from the lander's terrain camera covering 360 by 180 degrees. Ultimately traveling over 100 meters, Yutu came to a halt in January 2014. The lander's instruments are still working though, after more than two years on the...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XXV

    02/12/2016 9:46:14 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 4 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 13 February 2016 | [Windflier]
    Text from last thread: DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. [Direct link: Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/13] Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • Breeding wildness back into our fruit and veggies

    02/12/2016 9:24:30 PM PST · by JimSEA · 46 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 2/9/16 | Newcastle University
    Wild tomatoes are better able to protect themselves against the destructive whitefly than our modern, commercial varieties, new research has shown. The study, published today in the academic journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development, shows that in our quest for larger redder, longer-lasting tomatoes we have inadvertently bred out key characteristics that help the plant defend itself against predators. Dual mode of resistance in wild tomatoes Led by Newcastle University, UK, the research shows that wild tomatoes have a dual line of defence against these voracious pests; an initial mechanism which discourages the whitefly from settling on the plant in the...
  • Trump Family Ping

    02/12/2016 9:20:59 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 77 replies
    2/13/2016 | Nikos1121
    Please mail or post to join The Trump Family Ping....
  • Funeral services for gunned down peace activist

    02/12/2016 8:24:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | February 12, 2016 | Marcella Raymond
    CHICAGO -- A young community activist is gunned down at a friend’s house the week before he was supposed to rally for peace. This past weekend, 21-year-old Matthew Williams died a violent death, the kind he held peace marches and rallies about. The kind of black on black murder we hear about far too often in this city.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Topper (1937)

    02/12/2016 7:57:32 PM PST · by DemforBush · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    George (Cary Grant) and Marion (Constance Bennett) Kerby are as rich as they are irresponsible. When George wrecks their classy sports car, they wake up from the accident as ghosts. Realizing they aren’t in heaven or hell because they’ve never been responsible enough to do good deeds or bad ones, they decide that freeing their old friend Cosmo Topper (Roland Young) from his regimented lifestyle will be their ticket into heaven. (wikipedia) Co-starring Billie Burke.
  • What's behind the global stock market selloff?

    02/12/2016 6:59:26 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | DAVID RANDALL AND DAVID GAFFEN
    Global stock markets are on their shakiest footing in years. Investors are fleeing stocks and running to safe-havens like bonds and gold, driven by concerns about economic growth and the effectiveness of central banks' policies. At the same time, tumbling energy prices are upending the economies of oil-producing countries, further slicing into global economic growth. Only six weeks ago cheap oil prices were still expected to cushion the global economy, and the Federal Reserve's decision in December to raise interest rates for the first time since the end of the financial crisis in 2008 was widely seen as a vote...

    02/12/2016 6:47:31 PM PST · by mabarker1 · 46 replies
    NASCAR,JAYSKI,LOCAL INSIDE INFO ^ | 02/12/2016 | Various,Assorted,Self
    Hello Racing Fans!!!Well We made it past the Stupid Bowl and now it's time to GO RACING again!!!Got a Truckload of new Rules,Regulations and other assorted stupidity of the hour to sort out.We have four NASCAR Races and 1 ARCA Race with Practice and Qualifying for all of the Events.We have new TV Hosts to break in and train.Geeze, My head hurts already. <- Click for Driver/Car Listing for All 3 Series.
  • Twin Peaks biker trial postponed because of discovery, other pretrial issues

    02/12/2016 6:34:48 PM PST · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 2/12/2016 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    The trial of a biker arrested in the deadly May 17 Twin Peaks shootout was postponed Friday as evidence in the complex case continues to be analyzed and other pretrial matters unfold. Judge Matt Johnson set an April 1 hearing date to consider a change of venue motion filed by the attorney for Hewitt biker Matthew Clendennen, a member of the Scimitars motorcycle group, whose trial had been set for Feb. 29. The judge considered other pretrial motions Friday during a brief hearing in Clendennen's case. McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna assured Clendennen's attorney, Clint Broden, of Dallas, that...
  • Gun range in Delafield being allowed to reopen

    02/12/2016 6:33:44 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 11 FEBRUARY 2016 | WISN.COM
    Now, a judge's ruling is allowing the Hartland Sportsmens Club gun range to reopen. The woman was hit a quarter of a mile away while having dinner at the Delafield Brewhouse. It was April of 2010 when Raluca Buznea's pregnant stomach was grazed by a stray bullet. Wednesday she learned the range can reopen. “She was surprised to hear that there's been a change, but her feeling is if this is the ruling, and the gun range can open and be safe, she'll live with that,” Buznea’s attorney, Jason Abraham said.

    02/12/2016 6:28:43 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 57 replies
    The singer's page says the surgery was successful, and was the result of complications from emergency oral surgery this week. The post say Manilow's doctors expect no further complications. Manilow's concerts are being rescheduled. His appearance on the Grammy Awards is "unclear," according to his Facebook posting on his condition. Manilow is nominated for his 15th Grammy Award for his latest album, "My Dream Duets."
  • The Honeymooners - Donald Trump

    02/12/2016 5:51:16 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 31 replies
    youtube ^ | Spockboy
    The Honeymooners, this is a hoot. Probably posted seeing how many hits it has but decided to try it again.
  • South Carolina Debate Will Be Another GOP Party Insider Audience Stacked Against Trump

    02/12/2016 5:50:56 PM PST · by sushiman · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    At the New Hampshire debate last week the House was stacked against Trump— And it showed — The Republican audience roared throughout the debate for the GOPe candidates. It was only until Donald Trump confronted the stacked audience that they began to not appear so in the tank for the establishment candidates. Donald Trump shushed Jeb Bush at GOP New Hampshire Debate.
  • ...Hunter stumbles across crashed plane in the remote Utah wilderness - but it's empty

    02/12/2016 5:39:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | 02/05/2016 | corey charlton
    A Utah hunter received the shock of his life when he stumbled upon the remains of a crashed airplane while walking through the remote wilderness. Tom Austin, who runs a guide service in the area, was walking through Valley Park when he and others in his group spotted something shiny in the distance. Seeing only vehicle and foot tracks around the plane, he feared they were about to find dead bodies inside the Cessna 205 cockpit.
  • Kim Jong-un: Tyrant, Psychopath, Mac User

    02/12/2016 5:37:08 PM PST · by IncPen · 44 replies
    Kotaku ^ | 2-11-2016 | Brian Ashcraft
    He might hate the United States, but he sure digs those designed-in-California computers. You probably wouldn’t take Kim Jong-un as a Mac user. Usually, in photos of him checking out military computers, we see the North Korean dictator in front of a P.C. [Image: AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS] Advertisement However, a handful of photos of the supreme leader at his own desk show him with Macs, leading to the assumption that while the military may use PCs, his personal preference is Mac. For example, Reuters correspondent James Pearson, who covers North Korea and South Korea, tweeted out this...
  • This Russian-Designed, Amphibious Truck with Self-Inflating Tires Looks Badass

    02/12/2016 5:17:05 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 21 replies ^ | current | Staff
    Designed to handle the harsh and unforgiving Russian environment, SHERP is an amphibious truck with self-inflating tires that can go across land, water and everything in between-including obstacles 70 cm (27.5 in) high. Based out of Saint Petersburg, the first SHERP prototype was built in 2012 by Aleksey Garagashyan. Four years later, SHERP is now available for sale to the public with based models starting just under US$50,000. According to Jalopnik: It weighs just 2,866 pounds dry, so while it might only have a 44.3 horsepower 1.5 liter Kubota V1505 four-cylinder diesel linked to a five-speed manual, it will still...
  • Colorist Dyes Hair to Look Like Warhol, van Gogh Masterpieces

    02/12/2016 5:02:35 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 12 replies
    The Creators Project ^ | Feb 2 2016 | Luis Carreño
    Goff launched a series of photographs of hair colorings influenced by Monet, Vermeer, Munch, Warhol, Botticelli, and Klimt. Her selections are spot-on and often unexpected, maintaining harmony between hues and color details, and not just the primaries.
  • St. Valentines Day Massacre. What Candidates Must Do to Win the Debate and South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:37:14 PM PST · by MLL · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Tomorrow night marks the only Republican debate scheduled before the crucial South Carolina primary. Donald Trump has all the momentum going in; Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)is considered a strong challenger; Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)faces a steep comeback after imploding in New Hampshire; former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continues to squawk about his supposedly revivified campaign; Ohio Governor John Kasich will put in a showing in South Carolina, but has already largely conceded the primary; Ben Carson is hanging on for no apparent reason other than to grow his database. The only poll out of South Carolina following New...
  • NYC Ice Festival Canceled... Because It's Too Cold

    MANHATTAN, NY — An ice festival planned for Valentine’s Day weekend in Central Park has been canceled because it’s too cold, park officials announced Friday. At the festival, previously scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, ice sculptors from Okamoto Studio were commissioned to “use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 6,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of one of the Park’s most beloved statues.”
  • Sig Sauer P-226 or P-229 Equinox

    02/12/2016 4:21:16 PM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 57 replies
    February 12, 2016 | Me
    I currently have a Sig Sauer P226 9mm and would like to purchase a Sig P229 Equinox .40 Ca.