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  • 43 DAYS!!!!!!

    12/08/2016 4:00:58 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 4 replies
    12/8/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 43 days, 4 hours, 57 minutes, 6 seconds until the stuttering enemy-agent Muslim-excusing prancing pusillanimous embarrassing lawless defiling vote-faking unctuous hypocritical sniveling whining overreaching disreputable sulking treacherous squandering odious disgusting backstabbing election-corrupting robbery-inclined formulaic plundering callous violence-agitating motherless-punk puerile intruding sickening wicked sullen wretched venal psychopathic grifting peculiar furious (and fast) gratuitously-opining lame-duck faithless spying-for-enemies fake irrational mumbling imbecile dejected demanding trivial putz juvenile delinquent odiferous malicious detestable conniving Marxism-loving America-surrendering sly villainous shameful touchy unwelcome abominable indecisive moronical stomach-turning depressed meddling corrupt predatory impoverishing personal-history-concealing apathetic absurd unaccomplished black-supremacist repressive putrescent fallacious contemptible simpering megalomaniacal subversive sputtering...
  • MGM gets state clearance to open its National Harbor casino Thursday night

    12/08/2016 3:55:42 AM PST · by C19fan
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2016 | Luz Lazo
    MGM is ready to open in Prince George’s County, Maryland gaming officials said Wednesday. Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency issued an operating license Wednesday to the gaming giant, clearing the way for it to open to the public Thursday night.
  • Drudge Headline: U.S. life expectancy in decline for first time in decades Heart disease [tr]

    12/08/2016 3:52:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Drudge ^ | December 8, 2016 | Drudge
    U.S. life expectancy in decline for first time in decades... Heart disease, accidents and overdoses all rise...
  • Today's Toons 12/8/16

    12/08/2016 3:39:51 AM PST · by pookie18 · 2 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 12/8/16 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • ....brave warriors of Allah

    12/08/2016 1:43:01 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 5 replies
    Cant sleep tonight... went to DU (it always puts me to sleep...lol) ...saw this post... ...unbelievable. ___________________ Star Member exboyfil (6,823 posts) 4. 19 brave warriors of Allah armed only with box cutters and fake bombs were able to kill nearly 3,000 infidels, destroy two multi billion dollar skyscrapers, and severely damage the seat of American military power - the Pentagon. A true testament to asymmetric warfare. Their actions changed to course of history since it led to the great Satan entering into two protracted wars killing almost another 10,000 infidels, and spending over $6T on fruitless campaigns against lightly...
  • 112-Year-Old Nepal Woman Says She's Been Smoking for 95 Years

    12/07/2016 11:00:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A Nepalese woman believed to be the country's oldest at 112 years revealed a surprising fact about her life -- she's been smoking for 95 of them. Batuli Lamichhane, of Nuwakot, is indeed 112 according to her ID, but local residents said she could be as old as 114. Lamichhane attributed her longevity to keeping active. "You will probably die earlier. People of this modern age have too much stress. And those who do not work or are idle in their old age won't live long. If you study a lot and work hard, you'll live a long life. Be...
  • Santa Fat-Shames Boy By Saying ‘Lay Off The Hamburgers And French Fries’

    12/07/2016 10:12:50 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 30 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/7/16 | David Moye
    What was supposed to be a happy visit with Santa left a bad taste in the mouth of a 9-year-old boy in North Carolina. That’s because the jolly old fat man reportedly shamed the child by telling him to “lay off the hamburgers and french fries,” local station WLOS TV reports. On Saturday, Anthony Mayse of Rutherfordton went to a Christmas event in nearby Forest City. The family enjoyed a carriage ride and ice skating before ending the night with a visit to Santa.
  • US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

    12/07/2016 9:51:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2016 12:02 AM EST | Mike Stobbe
    A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to medical advances, public health campaigns and better nutrition and education. But last year it slipped, an exceedingly rare event in a year that did not include a major disease outbreak. Other one-year declines occurred in 1993, when the nation was in the throes of the AIDS epidemic, and 1980, the result of an...
  • (Vanity)Seeking PC Explanations for Hawaiian Blizzards

    12/07/2016 9:34:10 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 21 replies
    (vanity) | 12/7/16 | vanity
    How do we explain the deep snow in Hawaii to PC Thinkers? Some ideas: All of that global warming which bulled its way into the Arctic (which by now must be as hot as the Sahara) drove the cold air fleeing before it all the way to Hawaii. Hillary supporters all promised each other, "It'll be a Cold Day in Hawaii before Trump is President!!" And it goes without saying they're always right. Mother Nature, having heard the catastrophic news of Trump's Selection, is desperately lashing out in one last Herculean attempt to save life on the planet from being...
  • Eris Clapton - Layla - hope you enjoy

    12/07/2016 9:27:52 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1999 | Youtube Madison Square Garden
    Saw Eric Clapton in Lakeland, Florida in the late 1970's. Ditched my friends who were always late and got to the open seating venue in the 2nd row.
  • FoxNews' Ed Henry Plays Campaign Video of Trump Backing Promising To Deport Dreamers & Illegals

    12/07/2016 9:10:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    fox video ^ | December 7, 2016
    With Martha McCollum substituting for Meghan Kelly in the Kelly File, we have FoxNews' Ed Henry showing powerful video footage of Trump in Arizona unqualifiedly and adamantly asserting he'll cancel all of Obama's Executive Orders and deport all Dreamers and Illegals. The crowd roars in approval shouting: TRUMP. TRUMP, TRUM. What follows is a spirited panel discussion about Trump backtracking on this core promise after meeting with Mayor Emmanuel. Is this a backtracking? If so should Trump hear from his 62 million voters loud and clear?
  • Preparing For An Asteroid Impact? UN Proclaims June 30 As International Asteroid Day

    12/07/2016 8:49:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 7 December 2016, 10:28 pm EST | Allan Adamson
    The United Nations on Wednesday announced that June 30 will be observed globally each year as International Asteroid Day. The UN said that the International Asteroid Day aims to raise awareness on the hazards of asteroid impact and the efforts being undertaken to help keep the Earth safe from threats of extraterrestrial objects slamming into our planet. June 30 The date for the International Asteroid Day was not randomly chosen. It has, in fact, a significance because on the same day nearly 100 years ago, the massive Tunguska asteroid caused an explosion that flattened 2,000 square kilometers of a Siberian...
  • Whoopi Goldberg Complains About Pro-Life Mike Pence Becoming VP: “Watch Your Uterus!”

    12/07/2016 8:35:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | December 07, 2016 | Katie Yoder
    Wednesday on The View, the panel made some wild predictions about what would happen during Donald Trump’s presidency. But not before making some clearly factually inaccurate statements. The panel blamed Trump for supposedly taking away people’s health insurance already before warning that Mike Pence was going to take away women’s rights and LGBT rights. Whoopi Goldberg started off the discussion by hyping the notion that Trump and the GOP presidency was going to take away insurance from a lot of people when they repealed the Affordable Care Act. Goldberg then blamed Trump for her friend losing her health insurance and...
  • Gained weight? No sex? Cut your hair? It’s all Trump’s fault

    12/07/2016 7:51:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Kyle Smith
    The disastrous effects of the Trump Era are all too real. Americans are reeling in all sorts of insidious if subtle ways. Exhibit A comes to us from Daniel’s Salon in DC’s posh Dupont Circle. “When you see that much blond hair on the floor, you know something is going on,” says colorist Nicole Butler.
  • Medical Examiner Identifies Man Shot, Killed in Confrontation with Security Guard in Eagan

    12/07/2016 7:50:36 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Rebecca Omastiak & Ellen Galles
    A man who died early Monday morning after being shot by a security guard has been identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man as 25-year-old Davon O'Keith Wiley.  The ME report says he died of multiple gunshot wounds. According to Wiley's Facebook page he was an engineer for the U.S. Army and an intake worker at Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  The U.S. Army confirmed Wiley entered the Army Reserves in 2012.  Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis would not confirm Wiley's employment, despite multiple attempts. Wednesday afternoon two of Wiley's family members...
  • Kid Rock launches Trump Apparel that features shirts referring to blue states as dumbf**istan

    12/07/2016 7:36:19 PM PST · by max americana · 33 replies
    daily mail ^ | 12/7/2016 | max americana (trump entertainment director)
    Trump supporters just got an early Christmas gift from Kid Rock, who has released a new line of apparel for the president-elect's biggest fans. The singer, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, has released three new $25 shirts on his official website that feature Trump or reference the election. One shirt simply reads 'Gods, Guns and Trump' while another features a picture of the president-elect with the seemingly misspelled name 'Onald Trump'. Underneath it then reads: 'The D is missing because it's in every hater's mouth'.
  • Where Do SJWs Come From?

    12/07/2016 7:27:57 PM PST · by tbw2 · 22 replies
    Rebel Media ^ | 10/27/2016 | Rebel Media
    Dr. Jordan Peterson discusses the unique psychological profile of liberal authoritarians versus classic liberals.
  • Anonymous: UPDATE: 6 Days That Will Rock the World!

    12/07/2016 7:23:03 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 44 replies
    Anonymous Global ^ | 12-06-16 | Anonymous
    Video Transcript Below, link to video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yrAVMpd7U8E Greetings, citizens of the United States. We are Anonymous today is warning that the currently ongoing silent coup against PresidentElect Donald Trump by forces loyal to the Clinton Crime Family has rapidly accelerated over the past 48 hours with U.S. Federal Judges loyal to the Obama Bush regimes pushing for the 2016 U.S. Presidential election to be overturned by the U.S. Court in the next 6 days. The establishment of President Elect Trump as America’s next leader is racing towards the 13th of December deadline mandated by Title 3 U.S. Code Section 5...
  • Bah Humbug! Why Are Most Christmas TV Specials So Bad?

    12/07/2016 6:59:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    You know it from the first few notes of Thurl Ravenscroft's barrel-chested performance — singing "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" with the same flair he brought to playing Tony the Tiger in Kellogg's cereal commercials — Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a holiday classic. The animated film turns 50 this year, airing on NBC about three weeks before its actual birthday. And it is, admittedly, a little weird to call a 26-minute cartoon about a green guy who learns not to steal Christmas presents an enduring masterpiece. But The Grinch, which CBS debuted on Dec. 18,...
  • Trump hires a third general, raising concerns about heavy military influence

    12/07/2016 6:46:21 PM PST · by cardinal4 · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7 December 2016 | Philip Rucker, Mike DeBonis
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected retired Marine general John F. Kelly as secretary of homeland security, officials familiar with the decision said Wednesday, recruiting a third former member of the military’s brass to serve at the highest levels of his administration.
  • Watch: This Soup Is a Sumo Wrestler's Favorite Dish

    12/07/2016 6:40:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Eater ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Chris Fuhrmeister
    Chanko nabe is consumed daily for strengthWhat does it take to become a sumo wrestler? Turns out, a whole lot of soup. The traditional sumo diet includes an abundance of chanko nabe, a meat and vegetable soup of which wrestlers consume about 10 bowls per day. One Japanese chef is trying to make the general public more aware of this so-called "sumo soup," and this video tells his story. "All sumo wrestlers eat this soup to build up their bodies and become big," Satoshi Kitayama, who operates Sumo Wrestler Cuisine Kotogaume in Tokyo, says in the video. "'Chan' means father...
  • Ghost Ship fire from the eyes of an ever-present chaplain

    12/07/2016 6:36:30 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 4 replies
    SFgate ^ | 7 Dec 2016 | Sam Whiting
    By the time he’d driven his black Crown Victoria 10 minutes to the Ghost Ship fire, he’d transformed himself from Catholic priest to “minister of presence.”... “As first responders, we don’t always know what to say to somebody who’s had this terrible situation. Some are better than others, but Father Landeza is as good as they get.”... “As first responders, we don’t always know what to say to somebody who’s had this terrible situation. Some are better than others, but Father Landeza is as good as they get.”... “Just stand there and listen to people talk about what’s going on,”...
  • Floyd Mayweather ‘dead serious’ about fighting Conor McGregor, according to 50 Cent

    12/07/2016 6:29:07 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 07 DECEMBER 2016 | DES BIELER
    This Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor thing is not going away. Well, at least talk of the hypothetical mega-fight is not going away, but it’s always worth noting when UFC President Dana White opines on it — and doesn’t rule it out.
  • American Thinker: Hacksaw Ridge and the Deplorable Desmond Doss

    12/07/2016 6:07:16 PM PST · by jbles · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2016 | Jon Brown
    This month, Mel Gibson nabbed a nomination for best director from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The last we saw Gibson directing, a Mayan priest was tossing heads down the pyramid steps in Apocalypto. In the decade since, he has lost his own head a few times, suffering tequila-induced tirades and effectively achieving for himself excommunication from the Church of Hollywood. Such is perhaps for the best, as it provides for him the freedom to make films that rise above the swirling box office toilet bowl of superhero spandex, toy trolls, and incomprehensible Harry Potter spin-offs. Gibson's latest, Hacksaw Ridge,...
  • Mysterious Deep-Sea Animal Rediscovered after 116 Years

    12/07/2016 5:41:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    SCI NEWS ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Natali Anderson
    Bathochordaeus charon — an extremely rare species of giant larvacean — has been rediscovered, more than a century after the only previous known specimens of the species were found. Larvaceans are solitary, free-swimming tunicates, animals with a primitive spinal cord but no real backbone. These fragile animals are usually less than 0.4 inches (1 cm) in length, but some giant larvaceans in the deep sea grow up to 3.5 inches (9 cm) long. In 1900, German marine biologist Carl Chun identified the first giant larvacean, Bathochordaeus charon. Scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) were next to document...
  • Study: Snacking On Nuts Can Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease, Cancer

    12/07/2016 5:30:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | December 6, 2016
    If you’re looking for a healthy snack, nuts might be the answer. A new study from European researchers in the journal BMC Medicine says eating a handful of nuts a day can cut down on several health risks. Data from more than 800,000 people who ate all kinds of nuts, including hazelnuts, walnuts and peanuts, shows they cut their risk of dying from heart disease by nearly 30 percent and cancer by 15 percent. The risk of premature death was also 22 percent lower for people who ate nuts. “It’s quite a substantial effect for such a small amount of...
  • Black employees file discrimination suit against CNN, Turner

    12/07/2016 5:24:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 5:19 PM EST
    Current and former black employees of Time Warner, owner of Turner networks including CNN, TNT and TBS, have filed a class-action racial discrimination suit against the company. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Georgia says there has been a pattern of discrimination against blacks, particularly black males, in evaluations, compensation and promotions, at CNN, its parent Turner and Time Warner. …
  • Judge dissolves order. Recount in MI over.

    12/07/2016 4:41:14 PM PST · by roostercogburn · 220 replies
    Recount is done. His order is dissolved.
  • New Sriracha-Inspired Lexus Comes With a Trunk Full of Hot Sauce

    12/07/2016 4:30:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Eater ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Virginia Chamlee
    There’s even sauce in the steering wheelSriracha, the spicy, bright red Thai sauce — which has been the star of EDM festivals and appears in so many dishes some people are sick of it — is now drivable. Lexus has unveiled its latest custom car: a 2017 Lexus Sriracha IS. And it even has sriracha in the paint. The auto-maker partnered with Huy Fong Foods on the car, which will be on display at The Los Angeles Auto Show from November 18 through 27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Sad news: The car is not currently for sale. This...
  • Florida Man Brought Girlfriend Meth to Smoke in Hospital's ICU: Deputies

    12/07/2016 4:04:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    A Florida man was arrested after authorities say he brought meth to his girlfriend to smoke while she was a patient receiving oxygen in a hospital's intensive care unit. Scott Allen Burns, 52, was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, Hernando County Sheriff's Office officials said. No attorney information was immediately available. Burns, of Spring Hill, north of Tampa, was arrested after someone called 911 about a person smoking drugs in the ICU at Bayfront Brooksville Hospital, according to a report from WFLA. Deputies were told that a female patient was seen putting...
  • Ohio passes 'heartbeat' abortion bill; leader cites Trump's election

    12/07/2016 4:01:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    cnn.com ^ | December 07, 2016 | Max Blau, Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley and Jason Hanna, CNN
    CNN)Donald Trump's election, and a presumption that he'll appoint conservative Supreme Court justices, spurred Ohio Republicans to pass what would effectively be the nation's strictest time-based abortion law, a legislator said. Ohio lawmakers on Tuesday passed a controversial "Heartbeat Bill" that would ban abortions in that state from the moment the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected -- which usually occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy. What happens next for the bill, which would prohibit such abortions even in cases of rape or incest, depends on Republican Gov. John Kasich, who has 10 days to decide whether to...
  • Allen Mosque Desperate to Find Kind Stranger Who Left Signs of Support

    12/07/2016 3:59:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Homa Bash
    Leaders at the Islamic Association of Allen are searching for a woman who anonymously posted signs around the mosque with filled words of kindness. They read, "You are loved," "You are welcome here," "You are a beautiful thread in the fabric of America," and "We love you." Those simple words have made a big impact. "This is the true face of this country," said Imam Arsalan Haque. "It shows not everybody thinks the same way, not everybody out there hates us." For mosque outreach coordinator Ali Subhani, it is a mystery he is dying to solve. "We played detective for...
  • Muslim Restaurant to Feed the Homeless and Elderly for Free on Christmas Day

    12/07/2016 3:56:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 7, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    A Muslim-owned Turkish restaurant is offering a free three-course meal to the homeless and elderly on December 25, because no one should eat alone on Christmas Day. The gesture stemmed from a chance encounter with a woman who needed help closing her window. The restaurant, Shish, is located on the outskirts of London. Early last month, an elderly woman who lived in the neighborhood came in to the restaurant and asked if anyone could help pull down a window she was having difficulty reaching. The staff didn’t hesitate. And, when the woman returned the next day to thank them, she...
  • Veteran Don Graves Recounts Pearl Harbor Announcement and Iwo Jima

    12/07/2016 3:48:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/7 | Kristin Dickerson
    World War II veteran Don Graves was just a teenager when he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was listening to President Roosevelt’s speech on the radio. “Here we are, the three of us, same neighborhood: Detroit, Michigan,” said 91-year-old Graves while pointing to a picture of three young men in military uniforms. “The music was playing then all of a sudden it stopped and it said ‘we interrupt this broadcast, the President of the United States will now address the nation,’” said Graves. It was that speech that inspired Graves to enlist. “I said, ‘I’m going to...
  • Marine Whose Story was Documented in HBO Series Reflects on World War II

    12/07/2016 3:36:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/7 | Julie Fine
    Retired Marine Sgt. R.V Burgin, of Lancaster, documented his service in World War II in the book "Islands of the Damned." The 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks brings back vivid memories for a North Texas retired Marine sergeant. R.V. Burgin was in Dallas that day, but he says the attacks influenced his decision to join the military. "I remember the radio. I was listening to the radio and that was all that was on: Pearl Harbor," Burgin said. Burgin began his military service a short time later, in 1942. And he spent much of his time in the...
  • Bernie Madoff Talks Crime in Rare Audio Recording

    12/07/2016 3:29:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Now you can hear Bernie Madoff try to rationalize the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. Eugene Soltes, an associate professor at Harvard Business School who wrote white-collar crime book “Why They Did It,” has released a rare audio clip from his phone interviews with the jailed Ponzi schemer. “You start out, at least in my part, not exactly sure what I wanted to do in life, other than being a success,” Madoff said in the audio clip posted on Business Insider.
  • 100-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Survivor From Tennessee Lives on to Tell the Story

    12/07/2016 3:26:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
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    100-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor from Tennessee lives on to tell the story (Can only be linked to)
  • How Pearl Harbor Created a Climate of Fear

    12/07/2016 3:20:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 7, 2016 | Daniel Greene
    Seventy-five years ago today, hundreds of Japanese bombers attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. America's shock, and its grief for the more than 2,000 US military dead on this date of "infamy" led to overwhelming unity of purpose as we entered a world war. Yet America's unity was matched by its profound fears about national security in the days after Pearl Harbor. Well before December 7, 1941, Americans believed that enemy spies and saboteurs lived among us. Some did, though not nearly as many as we imagined. In 1940, the FBI reportedly received 3,000 complaints or tips every...
  • One Scholar On Similarities, Substantial Differences Between Trump And Hitler

    12/07/2016 3:13:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    Even before the election, critics had been drawing comparisons between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler. They've pointed to Trump's promise to ban Muslims, deport millions of immigrants, crack down on the press and "make America great again." Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Daniel Ziblatt (@dziblatt), professor of government at Harvard University and author of the forthcoming book "Conservative Parties and the Birth of Modern Democracy in Europe," about Hitler's rise to power in 1930s Germany, and whether the comparisons between Trump and Hitler are fair or unnecessarily inflammatory. Interview Highlights On the conditions for Hitler's rise "There are...
  • The Man Who Tried to Stop Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2016 3:07:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/6 | DAVID J. CASTELLO
    George Elliott was one of two servicemen manning a radar station on Oahu the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. When he reported a huge sighting on his radar screen, he was ignored.At 2 a.m. on April 1, 2001, I was sitting at my computer in my Laguna Beach condo working on a website I’ve long since forgotten when an email popped up with nothing in the subject line. “Do you know who I am?” “Another April Fool’s joke,” I thought to myself as I moved my cursor up to click the Delete button. Then I glanced down and noticed the...
  • Pearl Harbor Sailor’s Family Brings Him Home After His Remains Are Finally Identified

    12/07/2016 3:04:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 07, 2016 | Greg Norman
    After decades of Pearl Harbor anniversaries, the family of Lewis Wagoner says this one will be more special than the rest. The Navy Seaman 2nd Class, one of the 429 onboard the USS Oklahoma who died during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack, is finally with his family in Kansas as his long-unidentified remains were tracked down and buried in October. “We were so grateful that at last, after 75 years, that our uncle… and all of the whole family was just so excited that finally his remains had been brought home to rest,” Lee Longaker, Wagoner’s niece, told FoxNews.com.
  • Ancient eclipse records show that days on Earth are getting just a little longer

    12/07/2016 2:56:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 12/07/2016 | Deborah Netburn
    The latest findings in Earth science are brought to you by ancient astronomers who observed the heavens as much as 2,700 years ago. Thanks to hundreds of records of lunar and solar eclipses carved in clay tablets and written into dynastic histories, modern scientists have determined that the amount of time it takes for Earth to complete a single rotation on its axis has slowed by 1.8 milliseconds per day over the course of a century, according to a report published Wednesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society A. It may not sound significant, but over the course of 2½...
  • Ronald Reagan's Son: Donald Trump Campaign Is A Joke, Absurdity, And 'Embarrassment' To GOP | MSNBC

    12/07/2016 1:53:04 PM PST · by johnk · 77 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/7/2016 | MSNBC
    Ron Reagan Jr. comments on Donald Trump. Must see.
  • FDR's War Speech to Congress

    12/07/2016 1:41:02 PM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 8, 1941 | FDR
    Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech in it's entirety.
  • VIDEO: Did I Just Invent the World's GREATEST Sandwich?---The Korean Arepa

    12/07/2016 1:35:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 7, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    If you like Korean food, you might get mighty hungry watching this VIDEO in which I go thru the steps of how I invented the Korean Arepa last Friday. Basically it consists of an arepa which is made from pre-cooked corn flour. Be sure to use the one in the yellow or orange package marked "PAN" with a pic of a woman wearing a polka dot head clothe. Easy to find in South Florida supermarkets. After it is cooked, open a pocket in the arepa and place spicy Korean style meat. In the video ordinary flap meat was used but...
  • Deimos Knievel! [cat video]

    12/07/2016 1:30:18 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 97 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 12/7/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Daredevil Deimos attempts to jump Kitchen Counter Canyon! No net! No parachute! No health insurance! Will he make it?!?? Will he be hurt?!!! Will you stop asking silly questions and watch the video already?!
  • Sight-Words: the Kudzu smothering K-12

    12/07/2016 1:18:21 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 81 replies
    Education Views ^ | Oct. 20, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [A few words about America’s two biggest parasites--] if you’ve driven on southern interstates, you know kudzu. It’s that leafy vine that can cover the tallest trees. Finally, motorists see nothing but kudzu, which has earned the nickname, “The vine that ate the South.” Kudzu envelops everything and eventually destroys everything. In short, kudzu is exactly like Sight-Words. Kudzu, indigenous to Japan, was touted as an ornamental shade plant at US expositions in 1876 and 1883. During the 20th century, government agencies promoted kudzu as cattle feed. The Department of Agriculture also recommended “kudzu to help control erosion of slopes...
  • Johnny Depp Is Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actor For The Second Year In A Row

    12/07/2016 1:00:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 7, 2016 | Natalie Robehmed
    Just as Alice Through the Looking Glass hit theatres in May, a judge ordered a restraining order against its star, Johnny Depp, after his wife, Amber Heard, alleged he physically and verbally abused her. The couple reached a $7 million divorce settlement in August, but not before the $190 million sequel to Alice in Wonderland crashed at the box office. Thanks to recent ticket booth losses, Depp is this year's most overpaid actor: His last three movies returned just $2.80 at the box office for every $1 he was paid on them. While the damning accusations did not impact his...
  • Gatlinburg fire: 2 juveniles face aggravated arson charges

    12/07/2016 12:29:47 PM PST · by eastforker · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/07/2016 | Steve Almasy
    Two juveniles face charges of aggravated arson in connection with a deadly Tennessee wildfire that began in late November and spread to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, according to Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
  • Trump picks Oklahoma AG Pruitt to head EPA

    12/07/2016 12:26:18 PM PST · by titanicsuccess · 11 replies
    Daily Oklahoman ^ | December 7, 2016 | Chris Casteel
    WASHINGTON _ President-elect Donald J. Trump tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Wednesday to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a strong signal that the next administration will break from eight years of making new regulations on air and water pollution. The selection was first reported by Reuters and the New York Times. CNBC and other media outlets have also reported Pruitt will be nominated for the job. Pruitt, 48, a Republican, has been a harsh critic of the EPA's actions and has been part of lawsuits against the agency. Pruitt has no background in environmental policy, a change from...