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  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    04/17/2014 1:07:45 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 12 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jim salter
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. So Anderson didn't report. He spent the next 13 years turning his life around — getting married, raising three kids, learning a trade. He made no effort to conceal his identity or whereabouts. Anderson paid taxes and traffic tickets, renewed his driver's license and registered his businesses
  • Kobe Bolts To Europe Before Lakers’ Final Game Against Spurs

    04/16/2014 11:15:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CBSLA/AP) ^ | April 16, 2014 7:49 PM
    Just before the Lakers wrapped their worst season while in Los Angeles , Kobe Bryant took off early to start his vacation in Europe. He also went to twitter to express his feelings towards the season before beating the Spurs in the final game of the season.
  • Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

    04/16/2014 9:44:01 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 43 replies
    NPR Code Switch ^ | April 16, 2014 | Tell Me More Staff
    A lot of [the design of film and motion technology] was conceived with the idea of the best representation of white people. And I don't mean to say that it was a deliberate and exclusionary practice, but [it was] much more of a willful obliviousness, if you will. So color film in its early stages pretty much developed around trying to measure the image against white skin. ...
  • Desert Tortoise vs. Grazing Cattle

    04/16/2014 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 33 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | Feb 12, 1992 | Daniel B. Wood
    "In letters last week to ranchers across Nevada, the federal agency has mandated removal of cattle from 1.7 million acres of public lands from March 1 to June 14." "...conservationists call tortoises an "indicator" species, holding that if the animal is having a hard time surviving for some reason, other animals are as well. "It may be there will be no effect, and we can all go back to business as usual," says Slone. But ranchers say they cannot pick up the pieces after a half decade and start again. "I will go belly up," says Kelly Jensen, whose family...
  • Ex-snow czar scored OT, but didn’t use time sheets

    04/16/2014 9:00:21 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 04/16/2014 | Richard Weir
    The city’s former snow czar never filled out his department’s time sheets but collected more than $13,000 in overtime last year and scored a hefty vacation and sick time payout upon resigning when Mayor Thomas M. Menino left office, the Herald has learned. Elmo Baldassari, Men­ino’s deputy commissioner for Public Works, who took home $138,548 last year, 
received a $37,613 payout, including $26,645 in un­-used sick time, after he 
resigned. In 2012, Baldassari was his department’s highest-paid employee, earning $9,586 in overtime on top of his $122,217 base pay. “We are a very decentralized business, like many businesses, so time...
  • Surrendered “smelly cat” finally finds new home [kitteh has serious gas problem]

    04/16/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 51 replies
    Cat Time ^ | April 10th, 2014 | DogTime
    Cats are surrendered to animal shelters due to any number of owner complaints: clawing up the furniture, fighting with other pets, not liking the owner’s new baby. But for black-and-white Domestic Shorthair Lenny, who was rescued from a Rochester, New York, park in February and brought to the Scottsville Veterinary Hospital & Adoptions shelter, finding a forever home is something that eluded him for a very unusual reason. Lenny is one gassy kitty. Shelter staff thought they’d found a wonderful home for Lenny last month, but after only two days with his new family, they were back at the adoption...
  • I hope America has learned its lesson not to elect another ‘community organizer’

    04/16/2014 7:56:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    The Paris Post-Intelligencer ^ | 4/11/14 | Joe Hendrix
    Hopefully, America has learned its lesson — do not elect another “community organizer.” This is especially true when the community organizer has a murky history filled with pathological lies, a hatred of America and a long list of associations with those who wish to destroy our nation. You would think a community organizer would know that showing weakness is a provocation for your enemies. Maybe President Barack Obama does know this and doesn’t care. Or maybe he does not have a clue what is going on in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Asia and everywhere else where America’s enemies...
  • I want to preempt any no-knock raid by my LEO in my county

    04/16/2014 7:39:20 PM PDT · by George from New England · 56 replies
    self
    I am running computers at my Florida farm that use ten-fold the electricity I used a year ago, this time of year. I read freeper threads about the LEO, no-knock, drug suspected raids, that occur all across the states when electricity usage is flagged as abnormally high. How would you go about contacting the county sheriff and what to say as well as what not to say with regard to high electric usage. I don't want to wake in the middle of the night to LEO activity on my property that I suspect is a burglary or other criminal activity....
  • Loggers find face in a tree

    04/16/2014 7:31:22 PM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The Powell River Peak ^ | 02 April 2014 | Dean Unger
    Klahoose carving settles question of territory A face carved into a tree trunk was discovered by forestry workers in a remote location up Toba Inlet. It had been staring down an ancient river valley in the rainforest for almost 200 years. The recent chance discovery was made approximately 60 miles up the inlet and helped to silence a question of doubt regarding the geographic limits of Klahoose First Nation traditional territory. Two employees of Fireball Contracting Ltd., Rob Reynolds and Keith McCrea, were working in a cutblock and turned around to discover the carved face. Klahoose Forestry Limited Partnership manager...
  • Brandeis Invites Bill Ayers To Speak After Disinviting Ayaan Ali Hirsi

    04/16/2014 7:22:32 PM PDT · by Globe Tribune.Info · 13 replies
    Globe Tribune.Info ^ | 4/16/14 | Rudi Stettner
    http://globetribune.info/2014/04/16/brandeis-invites-bill-ayers-to-speak-after-disinviting-ayaan-ali-hirsi/
  • Need advice on buying a used car (2012 Hyundai Accent)

    04/16/2014 7:04:10 PM PDT · by Kolath · 68 replies
    kolath ^ | 04/16/2014 | kolath
    I'm looking to buy a new vehicle after my old one (2005 Hyundai Accent) hit the 110000 mile mark. I've nicked-named it the "old gray mare" I'll be going to the same Hyundai dealer who sold me the previous Accent. I'm looking at a 2012 Accent which was a lease and it only has 6176 miles on it. Auto Check is "clean" and it's Hyundai "Certified Pre-Owned" (and under it's original warranty). Any advice you can offer to make this a smooth transaction, save some money, and avoid pitfalls? FYI: I'm already pre-approved by my local credit union (helps to...
  • So Clive Bundy Owes One Million.And How Much Have Our Leaders Spent On Vacations?

    04/16/2014 6:41:51 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 32 replies
    They should bring this up on FOX and Conservative Radio.When you see the debacle going on in Nevada over a past due tax bill,turtles and cows,maybe we need to see how much Michelle and Barry spend on vacations as it's loose change to them.And now we have the IRS chasing after 20 yr old debt?,and last week the FEDS were sent there to take Clives cows over a past due tax bill?.Were the cows arrested&fingerprinted also?
  • Federal Lands: How much could they be sold for -- and would it pay the national debt?

    04/16/2014 6:40:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    vanity
    If the budget would be balanced by selling off the huge swaths of Federal land -- why not do it?
  • Man Wants to Open a Bar in His Gun Range (Oklahoma City)

    04/16/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Man wants to open a bar in his gun range Generally speaking, the combination of alcohol and weapons sounds like a bad one. Jeff Swanson of Oklahoma City doesn’t see it that way, however. KFOR NewsChannel 4 reports that the entrepreneur, who is in the process of building an “upscale” gun range in OKC, wants his establishment to offer its patrons a drink after they’re finished shooting. KOKH FOX 25 News reports that Mr. Swanson will have customers scan their driver’s license before they partake in either firing guns or drinking alcohol. Mr. Swanson told KOKH, "Once your order a...
  • Congress considers blocking GMO food labeling

    04/16/2014 6:08:44 PM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 4-9-2014
    A new bill introduced in Congress looks to ban states from implementing their own labeling laws when it comes to food containing genetically engineered ingredients. According to Reuters, US Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) introduced the legislation on Wednesday, which is intended to head off bills in about 24 states that would require companies to inform customers when their food is produced using genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Titled the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” the proposal would forbid states from enacting such proposals....
  • Lessons learned from Oregon software failures [NOT]

    04/16/2014 5:58:27 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 8 replies
    Oregon Business ^ | 1/2/2014 | ERIC FRUITS
    Cover Oregon’s fizzled launch has been a high profile disaster for the state. After spending $160 million, Oregon’s health insurance exchange had exactly zero people sign up for private insurance in the first two months. Now Cover Oregon claims to have enrolled 7,300 people. However, the fine print from the Cover Oregon press release reveals that the suspiciously round number is actually an estimate. In fact, Cover Oregon has not indicated that a single person has paid their first bill, which is the industry’s measure of enrollment. As with any bureaucratic failure, finger-pointing is an unavoidable stage. Rather than trying...
  • Scramble Eggs Like This, Change The Way You View the Morning

    04/16/2014 5:54:51 PM PDT · by kingattax · 61 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4-9-14 | ADAM RAPOPORT
    Eggs and butter. That’s all you need for truly amazing scrambled eggs. Unfortunately, eggs and butter are also the key ingredients in really bad scrambled eggs, the rubbery, flavorless kind you find too often in diners and restaurants. The fact is, your eggs will always live and die by how they’re handled on the stovetop. Cook them too long and you extract the moisture and, with it, the flavor. But if you cook them gently and slowly, over low heat, you’ll have the best eggs you’ve ever tasted. Crack them directly into the pan and, instead of scrambling them, slowly...
  • Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes

    04/16/2014 5:45:18 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    bob vila .com ^ | 4-16-2014 | Donna Boyle Schwartz
    For those who've always wanted to build their own home, the prospect may now be more realistic than ever, thanks to a new wave of kit homes.
  • Cowardness Of Liberals.Will They Name The "Racist GOP" Members When Asked By Hosts?

    04/16/2014 5:09:23 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 10 replies
    So it looks like the Democrats have nothing to run on as usual this year.All they have is accusing conservatives and the GOP of hating all minorities.When Steve Israel accused GOP members of being racists,why didn't Chris Wallace challenge him?,He should of just responded by making Mr.Israel tell his 3 million(or so) viewers which Republicans were the racists.If Democrats are going to spend the next 6 months accusing all "Non-Democrats" of being racists on live television,someone better ask them to name names!.Wouldn't any of you love to be in the host position where you would demand your liberal guest to...
  • Hippo vs. Crocodile: Stunning Photos Show Beastly Showdown in the Wild

    04/16/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    An army of crocodiles took on a herd of massive hippos -- although if you ask us, this fight doesn't seem quite fair. Check out the wild photos from the beastly battle... It's nature at it's most stunning -- and also it's most brutal. A herd of hippos was no match for this throng of hungry crocodiles that descended upon the unsuspecting beasts at the South Luangwa National Park in Eastern Zambia. See how the drama unfolded...
  • Teen caught urinating in reservoir (Portland Ore)

    04/16/2014 4:41:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | April 16. 2014
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir. Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded because a 19-year-old was caught in the act on Wednesday
  • Spread It: 13 New York Restaurants That Take Butter Very Seriously

    04/16/2014 4:19:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The best breaking food news in the last few weeks is that butter is back, and better for you than ever (or something — we're not totally convinced it's health food, only that it's delicious). It's great timing: There are plenty of New York restaurants making saturated fat worth your while, offering next-level butter made with bonito flakes, roe, lavender, seaweed, and, of course, uni. To celebrate butter's big comeback, Grub rounded up 13 rich, excellent butters around town. Betony The Dish: Poached Lobster With Roe Butter Bryce Shuman likes Kriemhild Dairy Farms' meadow butter: It's produced upstate and churned...
  • Judge John McBain explodes at Camia Gamet sentencing: 'I hope you die in prison'

    04/16/2014 4:12:18 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 26 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Danielle Salisbury
    JACKSON, MI – As Diana Banks-Joiner stood in a courtroom and spoke of the abuse her nephew Marcel Hill endured at the hands of Camia Gamet, a woman he loved, his killer interrupted. “Is that it?” Gamet said from her seat at the defense table. The statement prompted gasps from the audience and an angry response from Jackson County Circuit Judge John McBain, who threatened to duct tape Gamet’s mouth closed.
  • How We're Finding Asteroids Before They Find Us

    04/16/2014 3:20:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Popular Science ^ | April 11, 2014 | James Vlahos
    Chelyabinsk, a large city in western Russia, was best known for producing tractors and professional hockey players until the morning of February 15, 2013, when a 19-meter-wide meteor screamed through the sky and exploded with the force of 500 kilotons of TNT. The meteor generated a fireball many times brighter than the sun, so powerful it even caused sunburns. The shock wave blew out windows and knocked residents off of their feet, injuring more than 1,200. The object was the largest to strike Earth in more than a century... Asteroids that come within 28 million miles of our planet are...
  • Pathmark Manager Tossed Bronx Mom Out of Store "Because You're Black": Suit

    Former customer Marie Bridgemahon says manager ejected her from Co-op City Pathmark because of the color of her skin. Another customer launched a racist rant against her moments before she was kicked out . Bridgemahon is now suing Pathmark.A Co-op City Pathmark manager added insult to injury by escorting a customer out of the store following a racially charged slur from another patron, a new lawsuit charges. Marie Bridgemahon and her daughter, both of whom are black, were forced to leave the Bartow Ave. grocery store in 2011 following an incident in which a white woman called her a “black...
  • Late Brooklyn Artist’s Mystery Solved

    04/16/2014 2:38:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Doyle Murphy
    Marty Resnick installed his sculpture on the grounds of Kingsborough Community College before moving in 1975 to live off the land in Southeast Ohio. The origins of the scrap metal artwork puzzled faculty members for decades.Friends of an enigmatic artist have solved a Manhattan Beach whodunit that has stumped locals for four decades. A rusting sculpture on the campus of Kingsborough Community College has puzzled faculty members who long ago had lost the identity of its creator — if they had it to begin with. “When they were doing the inventory they had no record of the sculpture,” Kingsborough Art...
  • Video of Insane Bike Trip Down Mountain Will Make You Puke

    04/16/2014 2:24:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 4-16-14
    This helmet-cam video shows some insane riding that will make you feel like you are right there with this guy. This is sure to keep your adrenaline pumping just by watching it. WATCH VIDEO AT LINK
  • 2006 interview with shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Cross

    04/16/2014 2:17:52 PM PDT · by ncfool · 1 replies
    KMBC TV, Kansas City, Missouri (from 2006) ^ | April 14, 2014 | Dan Weinbaum
    Watch: 2006 interview with shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Cross. Kansas City Reporter Dan Weinbaum of KMBC TV.
  • Portland Officer Shot, K-9 Killed in Gunfight

    04/16/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    KOIN ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Brent Weisberg
    The K-9 German Shepherd Portland police searched for much of Wednesday morning was found dead with at least one gunshot wound a little before 10 a.m. The dog was hurt during an officer-involved shooting just before 3 a.m. near Southwest Capitol Highway and Lobelia Street. A suspect, armed with a weapons similar to an AR-15 rifle, also wounded an officer, though those injuries are considered to be not life threatening. Earlier, officers were investigating a burglary at a uniform supply store that sold police equipment, where a vehicle was located with three suspects inside. Reese said officers saw three people...
  • Missouri Mayor Says He 'Kind Of Agreed' With Alleged Jewish Center Shooter

    04/16/2014 2:08:57 PM PDT · by ncfool · 30 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 16, 2014 | Tom Kludt
    The mayor of a small Missouri town has mostly nice things to say about the white supremacist accused of killing three people at Jewish facilities last weekend. Marionville, Mo. Mayor Dan Clevenger spoke warmly this week of Frazier Glenn Miller, who allegedly went on a killing rampage on Sunday in Overland Park, Kan. "He was always nice and friendly and respectful of elder people, you know, he respected his elders greatly. As long as they were the same color as him," Clevenger said while laughing, according to television station KSPR. "Very fair and honest and never had a bit of...
  • How This Brooklyn Woman’s Hapless Mom Managed to Accidentally Steal a Green Honda

    04/16/2014 1:53:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/16 | Joe Coscarelli
    "Is this your car or do you know whose it is? Looking for the owner who potentially wears a lot of necklaces and enjoys San Pellegrino sodas. I didn't steal your car but I think my mom may have. It's a long story. I'll explain, but your car is safe and sound." When Nekisia Davis, a Red Hook granola maker, took a weekend trip to Miami with her friends earlier this month, she used her extra airline miles to fly her mother up from Houston to dog-sit. In addition to taking care of Ruby, Davis's Pomeranian mix, her mom was...
  • Donald Rumsfeld writes the IRS: I have no idea if my tax returns are accurate

    04/16/2014 1:48:25 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 18 replies
    caintv.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Dan Calabrese
    "I know that I do not know." Sigh. There are many things I miss about the Bush Administration. And very high on the list is Donald Rumsfeld, who suffers fools not at all but employs a wonderful sense of humor in the process. Yesterday he released a letter he wrote to the IRS on tax day to let the Lerner Brigades know that he has no idea whatsoever if the returns he's filing are accurate. Enjoy:
  • Mystery object in Saturn's ring may be a new baby moon: Peggy

    04/16/2014 1:38:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    L A Times ^ | April 15, 2014, 6:30 a.m. | By Karen Kaplan
    The moons that orbit Saturn may be increasing by one -- an icy, pint-sized object that astronomers have named “Peggy.” NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has spotted evidence that a mysterious object measuring perhaps half a mile across is disturbing the outer edge of Saturn’s large, bright A ring. The object’s gravity seems to have roughed up the ring’s usually smooth profile. As a result, a stretch of the A ring that measures 750 miles long and 6 miles wide is now about 20% brighter than it would typically appear. The fuzzy blob on the A ring’s edge was imaged by Cassini’s...
  • Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

    04/16/2014 1:37:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 153 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 April 2016 | Alan Duke
    Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said. Johnson was seriously injured, but survived the fall from the second level of the building in North Hollywood, Los Angeles Police Sgt. William Mann said. Johnson, along with his recovered penis, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated, Mann said. Details about what triggered the incident were not available. Johnson has been a member of Northstar, a Long Beach, California, hip hop group that was part of the Wu-Tang Clan family, according to the Wu-Tang Clan website. He...
  • Is the 'Tiger Mom' Controversy Misunderstood?

    04/16/2014 1:35:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    GPS Digital Producer Jason Miks speaks with Amy Chua, a law professor at Yale, and her husband Jed Rubenfeld, also a professor at Yale, about their new book ‘The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America,’ and what it means to be a Tiger Mom. Watch Fareed’s interview with Chua and Rubenfeld this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.Your 2011 book, The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, sparked an intense debate with its look at the differences between Chinese and Western parenting. What are the key...
  • How a Chinese Company Built 10 Homes in 24 Hours

    04/16/2014 1:27:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Apr 15, 2014
    Chinese companies have been known to build major real-estate projects very quickly. Now, one company is taking it to a new extreme. Suzhou-based construction-materials firm Winsun New Materials says it has built 10 200-square-meter homes using a gigantic 3-D printer that it spent 20 million yuan ($3.2 million) and 12 years developing. Such 3-D printers have been around for several years and are commonly used to make models, prototypes, plane parts and even such small items as jewelry.
  • Mind-Reading Mentalist Vinny DePonto's Skills Are Heady Stuff in His Show 'Charlatan'

    04/16/2014 1:17:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | JUSTIN ROCKET SILVERMAN
    It’s both delightful and terrifying to watch Vinny DePonto at work — especially knowing you may be called on to have some embarrassing personal truth revealed to an audience. No matter how hard you may try to hide your secret. “I want you to lie to me,” the master mentalist tells the audience during “Charlatan,” his breathtaking one-man show. “Because sometimes the way that we lie is the most honest thing about us.” So don’t bother lying to DePonto, 27. Not only will he know it’s a lie, he also will know the ugly truth behind the lie. This is...
  • Girl Arrested for Prank Tweet to American Airlines (Said She Was Terrorist)

    04/16/2014 1:10:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    TravelMole ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    A Dutch teenager who sent a threatening tweet to American Airlines as a joke has been arrested after walking into a police station and giving herself up. However, the 14-year-old's prank has set off a chain of copycat tweets to American and other US airlines. The girl, who uses the twitter name @QueenDemetriax, is being interviewed by officers after she apparently appeared at the police station in Rotterdam, accompanied by a relative. She has not been charged with any offence. American Airlines had threatened to report her to the FBI after she tweeted: "hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from...
  • Democrat Sean Eldridge drops more of husband's money on campaign

    04/16/2014 1:01:32 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 8 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 4/15/14 | unknown
    Democrat Sean Eldridge’s campaign raised a little over $520,000 in the first quarter of this year. Nearly half came from the candidate himself. Eldridge, the husband of New Republic editor and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, pitched in $250,000, according to a campaign finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. That contribution, made in one lump payment on March 31, brings Eldridge’s self-financing total to $965,000. Eldridge is running for a competitive House seat in New York’s Hudson Valley, in a district he has called home for less than two years.
  • Doolittle Raid

    04/16/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 22 replies
    self | 4/16/14 | Reain Mike
    One week after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt began pressing the U.S. military to immediately strike the Japanese homeland. The desire to bolster moral became more urgent in light of rapid Japanese advances. These included victories in Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines, Wake Island, and the Dutch East Indies, as well as sinking the British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse. Only improbable ideas warranted consideration, because submarines confirmed Japan placed picket boats at extreme carrier aircraft range. One idea even involved launching four engine heavy bombers from China or Outer Mongolia to strike Japan and fly on to Alaska. Captain Francis...
  • Some talk radio people annoy me when they yell at their board ops while on the air ~ Vanity

    04/16/2014 12:17:16 PM PDT · by GraceG · 67 replies
    GraceG
    Michael "Weiner" Savage is annoying the heck out of me, the prissy little self important prima donna started yelling at his board ops. Seriously, I mean you hear feedback over the headset, you simply slide the headset off your ears and continue until they fix it and give you a hand signal to put your cans back on.... Savage despite calling himself an expert is quite the newbie. And you NEVER EVER berate your board ops while ON THE AIR... EVER!!!!! Reminds me of the overly self important bully type boss who berates his employees in front of the other...
  • Predators and Prey: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

    04/16/2014 12:03:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014 | Waddesdon Manor (source)
    One of the oldest surviving complete Roman mosaics dating from 1,700 years ago, a spectacular discovery made in Lod in Israel, will go on show at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, UK... from 5 June – 2 November 2014. Measuring eight metres long and four metres wide, and in exceptional condition, the Lod mosaic depicts a paradise of birds, animals, shells and fishes, including one of the earliest images of a rhinoceros and a giraffe, richly decorated with geometric patterns and set in lush landscapes.Ancient city of LyddaThe mosaic was accidentally discovered in 1996, during highway construction work in the Israeli...
  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 24 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 4/16/14 | KGW.com staff
    A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from a gunshot wound after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, area residents and even TriMet bus drivers.
  • 10 Cats Who Love Easter Peeps!

    04/16/2014 11:15:42 AM PDT · by Gefn · 19 replies
    I Can Has Cheezeburger ^ | 4/16/2014 | I Can Has Cheezeburger
    While we enjoy the marshmallow variety, these kitties enjoy the real thing. Enjoy!
  • Molecules Can Store Solar Energy Indefinitely

    04/16/2014 10:07:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Mashable ^ | 04/16/2014 | TODD WOODY
    The next big thing in solar energy could be microscopic. Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be tapped to heat homes, water or used for cooking. The best part: The molecules can store the heat forever and be endlessly re-used while emitting absolutely no greenhouse gases. Scientists remain a way's off in building this perpetual heat machine but they have succeeded in the laboratory at demonstrating the viability of the phenomenon called photoswitching. "Some molecules, known as photoswitches, can assume either of two different shapes, as if...
  • Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

    04/16/2014 9:32:58 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 55 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | CBS
    Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island.
  • A real-life toy story: Nebraska toddler found inside bowling alley claw machine

    04/16/2014 9:13:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 4-16-14 | Jack Pickell
    Share 21Comment A Nebraska mother frantically called the police when she was unable to find her 3-year-old son inside their apartment. Meanwhile, in a bowling alley across the street from that apartment, patrons were marveling at the sight of a little boy—surrounded by stuffed animals—sitting inside an arcade-style claw machine. According to a report from Omaha TV station KETV, bowling alley employees called the vendor who unlocked the machine and let the boy out. The boy was unharmed, and quickly reunited with mom, according to the report. The child even got to keep one of the stuffed animals. But how’d...
  • 25 Happy Faces Of WWII Veterans As They Arrive In Washington D.C. To A Huge Cheering Crowd

    04/16/2014 9:10:42 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | April 16, 2014 | Benny Johnson
    Honor Flight is an organization that pays for and coordinates the visits of WWII veterans to the memorial built in their honor in Washington D.C.
  • Dozens of Ukrainian troops surrender APCs, withdraw from Slavyansk

    04/16/2014 9:05:04 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 51 replies
    Reports from Slavyansk say that the army troops sent to the eastern Ukrainian city for an “anti-terrorist operation” are leaving en masse. Some troops are openly voicing support for the eastern Ukrainians, while others are speaking out against a war. According to Interfax, citing local self-defense activists, some 300 Ukrainian troops agreed to lay down their weapons and “go home” following negotiations in Slavyansk. “We managed to negotiate with them. About 300 military – only some of those who closed around the city – decided to lay down their arms and go home,” a self-defense activist was quoted as saying....
  • Mom, 44, shot dead ... by husband who was hallucinating after eating a marijuana cookie'...

    04/16/2014 8:55:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 118 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4-15-14 | Helen Poq
    A Denver, Colorado mother has been shot dead in front of her children by her 'hallucinating' while she was on a 13 minute call to 911, police said. Kristine Kirk, 44, called for help around 9:30p.m. Monday, telling dispatchers that her husband Richard Kirk, 47, was 'talking about the end of the world' and 'scarring' their three children. A source told FOX31 investigators are looking at whether he had eaten a marijuana cookie. Mrs Kirk said in the 911 call that there was a gun in the house but it was in a safe, according to a probable cause statement....