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  • Delhi bus rapist blames victim

    03/03/2015 3:02:12 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 1 replies
    Arab News ^ | 03/03/2015 | Arab News
    DELHI: One of the Indian men convicted of the Delhi gang rape of 2012 has claimed that his 23-year-old victim was to blame for her sexual assault and murder in an interview for a BBC documentary to be aired on International Women’s Day. “A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy,” he said, speaking about the brutal attack against victim Jyoti Singh. Sing also claimed that had the victim not fought back, the six-strong gang would not have beaten her with iron bars, which led to her death two weeks after the assault on a minibus. “When...
  • Ancient 'lost city' home to a vanished civilisation found deep in jungles of Honduras

    03/03/2015 2:39:00 PM PST · by BBell · 12 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 3/3/15 | Philip Sherwell
    The jungle-choked remains of a "lost city", abandoned by a mysterious civilisation several centuries ago and long fabled for reports of its gold and "monkey children", have been uncovered in the depths of the rainforests of Honduras. A team of American and Honduran archaeologists, aided by the bushcraft and survival skills of former British SAS soldiers, has just emerged from one of the most remote locations on Earth with news of their stunning discovery. The expedition was seeking the site of the legendary "White City", also known as the "City of the Monkey God", a goal for Western explorers since...
  • EPA's latest proposal could be the most expensive regulation ever imposed on the United States.

    03/03/2015 2:14:15 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 6 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-28-15 | John Eick
    In late 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that would further ratchet down national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ground level ozone from the current level of 75 parts per billion (ppb) to a range of 65 to 70 ppb. Notably, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) declared the proposal to be the most expensive regulation ever imposed on the country. A study recently conducted by NERA Economic Consulting and commissioned by NAM confirms NAM’s earlier statement. Specifically, the study reveals that reducing the current ozone standard to 65 ppb would reduce U.S. gross...
  • Mother: Santa Barbara Rampage Lawsuit To Prevent Future Tragedies

    03/03/2015 2:00:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    that they all wished they could have laid down their lives for their children. Rodger’s first three victims were roommates, David Wang and James Hong, and Chen who was visiting. Each was stabbed numerous times with a nearly 9-inch boar-hunting knife. The lawsuit contends that authorities, and the apartment building and its owners, Asset Campus Housing, a Texas-based company that provides student housing around the nation, failed to check Rodger’s online postings in which he spouted venomous comments about women and others and bemoaned his virginity. ... The suit said that after Rodger moved into the Capri complex in 2011,...
  • New name for Washington Politicians

    03/03/2015 1:36:22 PM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 11 replies
    Self | 3/2/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    New name for the Political class in Washington. Establamists....
  • Witnesses detail boy’s fall in alleged Wal-Mart getaway

    03/03/2015 1:29:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 3, 2015 | Prisca Pointdujour
    A 5-year-old boy was “screaming his lungs out” Sunday as he came “flying out of the door” of an SUV during a botched theft of a flat-screen TV from a Falmouth Wal-Mart by his mom and her boyfriend, according to police reports released yesterday. Eyewitnesses said they ran to help as the crying boy fell “out of the car onto the ground” and then got up and started to chase the SUV.
  • The Mini-Moon Cometh: Catch the Smallest Full Moon of 2015 This Thursday

    03/03/2015 1:28:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | David Dickinson
    Sure, the Moon now seems more colorful than controversial viral dress shades. Love it or loathe it, the Internet can sure set a meme in motion. And this week’s Full Moon on Thursday evening offers up one of our faves, as the most distant Full Moon of 2015 occurs on March 5th. Yup, the Mini-Moon is indeed once again upon us, a time when the Full Moon appears slightly smaller than usual as seen from the Earth. But can you really tell the difference? The third Full Moon of the year occurs this week on Thursday, March 5th. Also known...
  • Algiers Point robbery victim called suspect for a ride from the ferry: NOPD (mugshot)

    03/03/2015 1:27:50 PM PST · by BBell · 3 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/3/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    A 27-year-old man thought he was on his way to an Algiers Point bar for drinks with the man he called to pick him up from the Algiers ferry landing Sunday afternoon (March 1). But that ride ended abruptly, New Orleans police said, when a comment about a casino trip left the man beaten and robbed. The violent series of events began around 4:30 p.m. when police said the 27-year-old called Marc Brown and asked for a ride from the ferry landing.
  • Feel free to delete my account (I'm done)

    03/03/2015 1:23:10 PM PST · by ReganDude · 102 replies
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    I've gathered enough information on Freepers. Feel free to delete this account. Have a wonderful day! ;-)
  • “FREAK” flaw undermines security for Apple and Google users, researchers discover

    03/03/2015 1:22:01 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 3 at 12:42 PM | By Craig Timberg
    Technology companies are scrambling to fix a major security flaw that for more than a decade left users of Apple and Google devices vulnerable to hacking when they visited millions of supposedly secure Web sites, including Whitehouse.gov, NSA.gov and FBI.gov. The flaw resulted from a former U.S. government policy that once forbid the export of strong encryption and required that weaker “export-grade” products be shipped to customers in other countries, say the researchers who discovered the problem. These restrictions were lifted in the late 1990s, but the weaker encryption got baked into widely used software that proliferated around the world...
  • The Reason Why Everyone Who Bought ALIBABA Stock And Held, Is Now Losing Money

    03/03/2015 1:05:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/03/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Back in September, when it first went public, and when it quickly became the talk of the TV studio currently located on the obsolete NYSE floor in New York, a constant source of China buzz, not to mention making Jack Ma China's richest man, Alibaba's market cap soared as high as $250 billion, making it one of the top 10 most valuable companies by market cap. ... and then the headaches began, following news that China's government may crack down on what was dubbed Alibaba's "illegal operations", which sent its stock sliding to the point where not even one CNBC...
  • Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

    03/03/2015 12:09:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 2, 2015 | JUSTIN P. MCBRAYER
    What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshman in their classrooms view moral claims as mere opinions that are not true or are true only relative to a culture. What I...
  • Medicating Women’s Feelings

    03/03/2015 12:00:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 28, 2015 | Julie Holland
    WOMEN are moody. By evolutionary design, we are hard-wired to be sensitive to our environments, empathic to our children’s needs and intuitive of our partners’ intentions. This is basic to our survival and that of our offspring. Some research suggests that women are often better at articulating their feelings than men because as the female brain develops, more capacity is reserved for language, memory, hearing and observing emotions in others. These are observations rooted in biology, not intended to mesh with any kind of pro- or anti-feminist ideology. But they do have social implications. Women’s emotionality is a sign of...
  • Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Goes Off on Jew-Hating Tirade Before Netanyahu Speech

    03/03/2015 11:54:08 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei went off on a Jew-hating tirade on Twitter Monday just one day before Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress. Khamenei blames Western problems on the Zionists. “Increasing global hatred of Israel is a sign of divine help. Today Israel is more isolated and its supporters are more embattled. #ShutDownAIPAC” This is the same enlightened leader Obama is holding nuclear talks with.
  • Grateful Dead tickets going for $116,000 on StubHub

    03/03/2015 11:47:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    CNN Money ^ | March 3, 2015 | Staff
    A three day pass for The Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well" sold out reunion show in Chicago are being offered for as much as $116,000 on online ticket site, StubHub. That price gets fans a spot on the general admission floor in front of the stage. But just to walk in the door will still cost upwards of $1,435 -- and that's an obstructed view seat!
  • About that Measles Hype

    03/03/2015 11:33:55 AM PST · by Morpheus2009 · 19 replies
    Tony Stiles ^ | February 4, 2015 | Sal Traina
    The measles "outbreak" in Disney infected 67 people. There are 97 confirmed measles cases right now. Over 40,000 people visit Disney EVERY DAY. California has a population of over 30 million people. Do you really call that an outbreak? No. Do people not yet realize how the state-run mainstream media overhypes everything? Also, take in this fact...close to 10% of those infected already had their vaccines. Since 1995, an average of 1 measles-related death per year has been reported. Let’s dive deeper into this recent "outbreak" and sort out some facts that the government's propaganda service won't report. Dr. Anne...
  • 5 Ways ‘Parks And Recreation’ Turned Into Socialist Propaganda

    03/03/2015 11:32:29 AM PST · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | January 23, 2015 | Michael Malice
    There are countless television shows that far outstayed their welcome, becoming almost unwatchable self-parodies by the end. The Drew Carey Show, The Office, and Scrubs are three extreme examples of this phenomenon. As series drag on, show fans become show writers and what ends up happening is effectively fanfic on screen. It’s why The Simpsons still makes the same jokes again and again. Parks and Recreation isn’t unwatchable yet, but boy is it close. This is a shame. While the series was never great, it was still one of the most consistent sitcoms of the last decade. All the characters...
  • Audible ads on web pages......

    03/03/2015 11:27:56 AM PST · by leopardseal · 31 replies
    This is turning into a curse. I'm getting ads which come up making all kinds of noise and racket ten or twenty minutes after I've had a website open and if I've had ten or fifteen sites open, it can be all but impossible to figure out which one is even causing the trouble. Do any of the current browsers offer any way to block audible ads?
  • 12 Yr Old Hits Target at 1,000 Yards

    03/03/2015 11:27:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Tracking Point is getting popular among long range shooters including this 12 year old girl. Yes, I know it's almost like cheating and using technology to help you hit your target. But, fact is she hit it at 1000 yard. You can see it here.
  • Obama: Nothing new in Netanyahu's Congress speech

    03/03/2015 11:20:51 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-3-2015 | Reuters
    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday told reporters "as far as I can tell, there was nothing new" in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress panning US-led nuclear talks with Iran. "The prime minister didn't offer any viable alternatives," Obama said, urging Congress to wait to evaluate a nuclear deal with Iran until an agreement is finalized. Obama said that he would only agree to a deal that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. "Even officials in Netanyahu's government have acknowleged that Iran has lived up to its end of the interim deal," he said. Obama also...
  • Katy Perry continues to cash in..after releasing a $130 'official left shark onesie' [edited]

    03/03/2015 11:20:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2015 | Charlie Lankston
    Katy Perry has launched an official 'left shark' costume inspired by one of the backing dancers from her Super Bowl halftime show, who became an overnight internet sensation when he appeared to forget his dance moves live on air. The 30-year-old singer, who was joined by backing dancers dressed as surfboards, palm trees and beach balls, as well as the now-infamous shark duo, for her rendition of California Girls and Teenage Dream at the NFL final in February, tweeted the news to her delighted followers on Monday evening, advising them to head to her online store and pick up one...
  • Chris Matthews: Netanyahu Speech a Foreign ‘Takeover Attempt’

    03/03/2015 11:16:31 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 33 replies
    NRO ^ | 3/3/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews saw a nefarious aim behind Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, claiming his discussion on the Iranian nuclear talks represented nothing less than a “takeover attempt” by a foreign leader. “Let me get to the heart of this now,” he told host Thomas Roberts. “This man, from a foreign government, walked into the United States legislative chamber and tried to take over U.S. foreign policy.” “Mm-hmm,” Roberts said approvingly. “He said, ‘You should trust me, not your president, on this,’” Matthews continued. “‘I am the man you should trust, I...
  • Vacate the Chair

    03/03/2015 10:59:55 AM PST · by Another Kansan · 4 replies
    "The Speaker can not be unmindful of the fact, as evidenced by three previous elections to the Speakership, that in the past he has enjoyed the confidence of the Republican Party of the country and of the Republican Members of the House; but the assault upon the Speaker of the House by the minority, supplemented by the efforts of the so-called insurgents, shows that the Democratic minority, aided by a number of so-called insurgents, constituting 15 per cent of the majority party in the House, is now in the majority, and that the Speaker of the House is not in...
  • Obama and Tish B'Av, the Jewish Day of Mourning

    03/03/2015 10:59:29 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/3/2015 | Jan Sobieski
    In 2004, an obscure Illinois State Legislator named Barack Hussein Obama, rose to international prominence after speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachussetts. The day Obama gave the speech was July 27, 2004, Tish B'Av (9th of Av), the Jewish historical day of calamity and mourning. The day in history that most Jewish calamities have started (partial list below): 421BCE - Destruction of First Temple by the Babylonians (about 100,000 Jews killed during invasion) 70AD - Destruction of Second Temple by Romans (Over 2,500,000 Jews die as a result of war, famine and disease). 132 - Bar Kochba...
  • Ghia Gilda Streamline X Coupé: Coolest Chrysler Ever Made

    03/03/2015 10:19:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    jalopnik.com ^ | 5/01/09 3:00pm | Peter Orosz
    As the first day with Chrysler in bankruptcy dawns, let’s look at a mad car from an era when the automaker was set to conquer the very skies: the jet-powered Gilda coupé. There is something definitely wrong with the heat exchangers of Italian air conditioners. Granted, they have fans in them and machines with fans will never be silent but cooling a small building by Lake Como should not require a jet engine. There, I said it—and as if on cue, this orange-silver concoction from half a century ago rounds a bend and motorvates leisurely down a service road. The...
  • Regulating the Intersection of Health Care and Gun Control

    03/03/2015 9:57:58 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    regblog.org ^ | 3/2/2015 | Charles Kels
    As part of the White House response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of preventing access to guns “for those who would commit acts of violence.” In order to accomplish that objective, the Administration announced that it would engage the regulatory process to close loopholes in the background check system for purchasing firearms.
  • Canada turfed out more spies to the U.S. than elsewhere

    03/03/2015 9:46:29 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 4 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | March 3, 2015 | Tonda MacCharles
    OTTAWA—New figures show Canada has turfed out five spies in the past decade from a surprising source country — its best friend and ally, the United States. From 2004 to 2014 Ottawa sent back to the U.S. five of a total of 21 of those barred from Canada “on security grounds for engaging in an act of espionage that is against Canada or that is contrary to Canada’s interests,” according to a document produced by Canada Border Services Agency. It’s not clear whether the espionage was by foreign government agents or whether it was industrial espionage — that is, spying...
  • Coffee cuts risk of clogged arteries, heart attacks: Study

    03/03/2015 9:40:38 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 4 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 3, 2015 | QMI Agency
    Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of clogged arteries that can lead to heart attacks, a Korean study suggests. Kangbuk Samsung Hospital in Seoul led the study of 25,138 South Korean men and women. The participants, who were 41 years old on average and free of heart disease, were categorized based on how much coffee they drank and underwent a health screening. The results were compared to non-coffee drinkers. The study found participants who drank between three and five cups of java a day had the lowest levels of calcium buildup in their coronary...
  • Move over, Peter Parker. It’s time for a black Spider-Man.

    03/03/2015 9:23:16 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    Maclean's ^ | March 1, 2015 | Luc Rinaldi
    This past week, the web’s spider senses were tingling with the rumour that the next cinematic Spider-Man—yes, there’s another reboot, due out in 2017—won’t be a white guy. “Listen, this is not set in stone, guys,” film insider Jeff Sneider had told the Meet the Movie Press podcast, “but I’m telling you, right now, Spider-Man’s not going to be white. I’m 95 per cent sure.” Whether or not there’s any truth to it, the mere prospect of a non-white Spidey came as a shock to many. Peter Parker is white, and so are Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, the actors...
  • The simple secrets to happiness. Turns out a better life rests on habits.

    03/03/2015 9:19:20 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Maclean's ^ | February 27, 2015 | Aaron Hutchins
    After every trip to the bathroom when he’s at home or in a hotel room, BJ Fogg will get down on the ground and do two push-ups. Then he’ll wash his hands. It sounds kind of weird, if you stop to think about it, but Fogg doesn’t think about it anymore. It’s a habit he has worked to develop over the past two years to help get in shape. Now, the push-ups come automatically and he gets a surge of energy each time. Often he doesn’t stop at two. On some trips, he might do 10 or 25. “I probably...
  • Megascale Desalination

    03/03/2015 8:27:49 AM PST · by hauerf · 54 replies
    On a Mediterranean beach 10 miles south of Tel Aviv, Israel, a vast new industrial facility hums around the clock. It is the world’s largest modern seawater desalination plant, providing 20 percent of the water consumed by the country’s households. Built for the Israeli government by Israel Desalination Enterprises, or IDE Technologies, at a cost of around $500 million, it uses a conventional desalination technology called reverse osmosis (RO). Thanks to a series of engineering and materials advances, however, it produces clean water from the sea cheaply and at a scale never before achieved ...
  • The witch hunt is on for skeptical climate scientists

    03/03/2015 7:58:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The beautiful thing about science (when it’s conducted properly) is that multiple experts and laboratories in any field can match their findings against each other, peer review their work and subject competing theories to rigorous testing. That is, of course, providing you’re not doing work in climate research. In that case, if you come up with any figures which fly in the face of established Eco-Church doctrine, it’s time to stack up some kindling and burn the witch. A week ago, the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Washington Post ran stories repeating claims made by long-time Greenpeace staffer...
  • Photographer captures weasel's woodpecker ride

    03/03/2015 7:01:38 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 19 replies
    Odd_News ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ben Hooper March 3, 2015
    LONDON, March 3 A photographer in London captured a rare photo showing a small weasel appearing to ride on a woodpecker, but he said the mammal was actually attacking the bird. Martin Le-May of Essex said he and his wife, Ann, were walking Monday in Hornchurch Country Park when they came across the unusual sight. "I heard a distressed squawking noise and feared the worst," Le-May told the BBC. "I soon realized it was a woodpecker with some kind of small mammal on its back." Le-May said the woodpecker was in a struggle for its life with the unwanted passenger,...
  • As Obama maneuvers2remove Cuba fm State Sponsors of Terror list, China caught shipping arms2Castro

    03/03/2015 6:54:08 AM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    Babalu's blog ^ | March 3, 2015 @9:02 am | Alberto del la Cruz
    As Obama maneuvers to remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terror list, China is caught shipping arms to Castro regime "From the same president who assures us that global warming is a bigger threat to the world than ISIS, we are told that Cuba's apartheid Castro dictatorship is not a state sponsor of terror. Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Colombia Intercepts Shipment of "War Materiel" Headed to CubaThe Colombian authorities have intercepted a Chinese-flagged ship loaded with "war materiel" headed for Cuba. It was intercepted near the Port of Cartagena. The cargo includes long-range weapons systems. According to El Tiempo,...
  • 3 Men Wearing Black Ski Masks Open Fire On LAPD Officers In South LA

    03/03/2015 6:52:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Officers were patrolling the area when three men wearing black ski masks ran up and opened fire, according to police. Two suspects were taken into custody and a third remained outstanding.
  • Why Utah Cops ROCK!

    03/03/2015 6:43:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/3/2015 | Tom Hudson
    Here are stories of good deeds from Utah State PatrolThe Gaunlet Helen Smith received the phone call that all parents dread no matter how old: Her son was in a hospital in Ogden, Utah, and was dying and she needed to come up and see him immediately. Helen is 87 years old and the Ogden Regional Medical Center is in another state. Helen lives in Nevada some 350 miles from where her son lay, dying. In Fillmore, Utah, Helen flew past Trooper Jeff Jones, catching his attention. Jones pulled Helen over and gave her a warning to slow down. When...
  • Gas explosion levels house, blows man out front door after he turned on bathroom light

    03/03/2015 6:41:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/03/2015 | Jason Molinet
    An early morning gas explosion rocked a New Jersey neighborhood and left a man severely burned. The Point Pleasant Beach man suffered burns over half his body when he awoke to the odor of gas early Monday and then turned on a bathroom light, which sparked an explosion, NJ.com reported. Neighbors and friends said 47-year-old Kurt Wagner was blown out through the front door of the rental. He was rushed to the burn unit at Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was in stable condition, according NJ.com. "The guy that was living in the house got blown out the front door,"...
  • Scientists discover new antibiotic

    03/03/2015 6:13:02 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | 8:22 p.m. PST March 2, 2015 | KING 5 HealthLink
    Scientists at Northeastern University have discovered an antibiotic in the soil that looks to be effective at killing deadly pathogens like MRSA and tuberculosis. Even more promising, lead researcher Kim Lewis says those pathogens weren't able to develop a resistance to the antibiotic.
  • A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island' (Photos)

    03/03/2015 6:12:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 3, 2015 | Alan Taylor
    Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village. Cats outnumber humans six to one on the island. Recently becoming popular online, tiny Aoshima has seen a steep rise in tourist visits, overwhelming the handful of permanent residents.
  • 'Star Trek' fans told to stop 'Spocking' Canadian $5 bill

    03/03/2015 6:05:37 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Devon Dispatch ^ | 3-3-2015
    Bank of Canada executives have urged Star Trek fans to stop a campaign to deface currency as a tribute to late actor Leonard Nimoy. A drive was launched in the aftermath of Nimoy’s death on Friday to ink the features of his most famous character, Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, on five dollar bills showing a portrait of Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Large numbers of the notes in circulation now show Laurier with Spock’s pointy ears, trademark haircut and eyebrows, a Star Trek badge and the character’s mantra “live long and prosper”. Bank of Canada spokeswoman, Josianne Menard,...
  • If Supreme Court rules against Obamacare, states have few options

    03/03/2015 5:50:39 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    News-Herald ^ | 3-3-2015 | Noam N. Levey
    With Supreme Court arguments in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act just days away, a sense of impending crisis has hit state officials and patient advocates in many parts of the country. Many worry they have no good options. If the justices rule in favor of the challenge, it would wipe out insurance subsidies for millions of consumers in nearly three dozen states that use the federal HealthCare.gov marketplace established through the health law. “The recurrent nightmare for us is ... ‘What do we do?’ ” Dr. William J. Hazel, Virginia’s health secretary, said at a recent conference...
  • 50 of the Most Beautiful Women Ever - Morphing

    This video shows nominations for 50 of the most beautiful movie stars ever. Morphing is a special effect in motion pictures and animations that changes (or morphs) one image or shape into another through a seamless transition.
  • Travel information for Interstate 80 is as follows: Last update at: Mar 03, 2015 06:06 am

    03/03/2015 5:17:12 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Wyoming State Government:, Travel Information Services ^ | Mar 03, 2015 06:06 am | Wyoming State Government:, Travel Information Services
    Travel information for Interstate 80 is as follows: Last update at: Mar 03, 2015 06:06 am...Road Closed Due To Winter Conditions...All travelers are encouraged to check present conditions and forecasts before departing. Cameras [Be sure to see the Webcams for the "Road Closed Due To Winter Conditions" locales.
  • Blizzard Conditions Expected for Parts of Upper Midwest

    03/03/2015 5:06:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 3, 2015, 7:29 AM ET | Associated Press (AP)
    Residents across the Upper Midwest may soon get the snowfall some have been wanting more of this winter. Heavy snow is expected Tuesday in parts of Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. A band from west-central to northeastern Minnesota could see the heaviest amounts, 4-6 inches. Blizzard conditions are expected in south-central and west-central Minnesota as well as across south-central to northeastern South Dakota.
  • Jordan, Other NBA Owners Join Forbes' Billionaire List

    03/03/2015 5:01:27 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 2, 2015, 4:36 PM ET | Associated Press (AP)
    Michael Jordan and some other NBA owners have reached new heights, landing on Forbes world list of billionaires. Forbes released its list on Monday and noted that Jordan's net worth is estimated at $1 billion, thanks to his well-timed investment in the Charlotte Hornets.
  • How to make your Unix prompts more useful and interesting

    03/03/2015 4:27:50 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 9 replies
    IT World ^ | 1 March 2015 | By Sandra Henry-Stocker
    Had enough of $ and #? You can make your bash prompts far more interesting and likely a lot more useful by customizing them. You can even change the font color or set up your prompt to change depending on where you're sitting in the file system, what system you're working on, or what time it is.A customized prompt can serve as a gentle reminder of what system you're working on -- especially helpful if you often find yourself logged into 3-4 systems at a time, window hopping to get several things done at the same time. or if...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday March 3, 2015

    03/03/2015 4:21:57 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 42 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday March 3, 2015 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". harridan [hahr-i-dn] -na scolding, vicious woman; hag; shrew.[1690-1700; perhaps alteration of French haridelle thin, worn-out horse, large, gaunt woman (compared with the initial element of haras stud farm, though derivation is unclear)]
  • Queen's new portrait for coins revealed by Royal Mint

    03/03/2015 4:21:18 AM PST · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    A new portrait of the Queen to appear on coins has been unveiled, but it might be some time before the new money starts appearing in people's wallets. The effigy, designed by Jody Clark, is only the fifth definitive coin portrait to have been created during the Queen's reign and the first since 1998.
  • "Heaven (I'm Already There)" - a Country song, by me [Vanity]

    03/03/2015 4:15:15 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 3/3/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    For the first time in my "career," I have written an unironic love song. Please don't expect me to make a habit of it.The usual nonsense:1. I record and publish my music under the name stage name "Hopalong Ginsberg." This is to keep away the undesired weirdos, while simultaneously attracting the desired weirdos. 2. Yeah, I know that my singing isn't exactly making Toby Keith lose sleep. (Not since he got that restraining order, anyway.) Once again, this is why I'm a songwriter and not a singer. 3. A free MP3 of "Heaven (I'm Already There)" may be downloaded by...
  • Incredible photo captures weasel riding on the back of a flying woodpecker

    03/03/2015 4:15:07 AM PST · by beaversmom · 59 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 3, 2015
    The colourful bird, which displayed a “gloriously yellow/white colour interspersed with the flash of red head feathers”, eventually landed about 25 metres from the couple. It managed to escape the attack and fly out of sight as the weasel was distracted by the couple's presence.