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  • Vehicular Fatalities vs Fatal Firearms Accidents in the U.S. 1965-2013

    09/04/2015 10:11:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 9/4/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been some misleading comparisons of "vehicle deaths" and "firearm deaths". The misleading characteristic is to compared vehicle deaths, which are mainly unintentional, with deaths associated with firearms, which are mainly intentional and not accidental. The correct comparison with fatal vehicle crashes would be to fatal firearm accidents. The claim has been made that vehicles have been highly regulated, and that is why the number of fatalities have been reduced, while firearms have not been regulated.
  • Hunters Killing Albino Children For Limbs [Multi-Culturalism At Work!]

    09/04/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August 27, 2015
    Hunters Killing Albino Children For Limbs AUGUST 27, 2015, Hunters in Tanzania have been targeting children to maim or kill them for their limbs, believing they possess supernatural power. Elissa Montanti, founder of Global Medical Relief Fund, spoke about her organization's efforts to stop the predators.
  • Okamoto condoms: objects of desire for Chinese tourists in Japan

    09/04/2015 9:34:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    cnbc ^ | Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 9:24 PM ET | Leo Lewis
    Okamoto share price spike has been driven by China: specifically the 2.8 million Chinese that have visited Japan so far in 2015 and overtaken South Koreans and Taiwanese as the biggest contingent of inbound tourists. Chinese trust in domestic condom brands is low, and foreign brands, of which Okamoto is among the most famous, are faked on an immense scale. Buying the famous Okamoto 0.03 condoms (named for their thickness in millimetres) in Japan, say the Chinese shoppers who throng Tokyo's drug stores, guarantees they are getting the real thing. Chinese spending in Japan has been so lavish that a...
  • Donald Trump Lashes Out At ‘Third-Rate Radio Announcer’ Hugh Hewitt

    09/04/2015 8:53:24 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 4, 2015 | JON S
    A one-minute excerpt from MSNBC, where Trump calls in and makes his "third-rate" comment. Skip past the first 30 seconds to hear Trump speak.
  • Judge Orders Kim Davis To Jail- But His Order Was Against the Law

    09/04/2015 8:46:27 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/4/2015 | Tim Brown
    On Thursday, a federal judge, who has no jurisdiction in the matter of Kentucky law regarding marriage, ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to be jailed for contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to sodomites. RT reports: The Kentucky county clerk citing religious reasons for refusing to issue marriage licenses was jailed for contempt of court. Kim Davis was taken into custody by US Marshals, after defying orders from a federal judge to issue licenses to same-sex couples. US District Judge David Bunning ordered Davis detained, saying a fine would not be enough to force her compliance....
  • Do Clinton’s email troubles worsen as aide invokes Fifth?

    09/04/2015 8:22:25 AM PDT · by Signalman · 28 replies
    McClatchey ^ | 9/4/2015 | Greg Gordon
    Disclosures that the aide who set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server has refused to cooperate with investigators on Fifth Amendment grounds mark an ominous new turn for the Democratic presidential frontrunner as she fights allegations she mishandled classified information while secretary of state. One former Republican U.S. attorney predicted Thursday that the development will compel the Justice Department to set aside the FBI’s limited inquiry into whether Clinton’s emails breached national security, empanel a federal grand jury and conduct a criminal investigation. “Obviously, if he’s not going to cooperate, all of these people who were on her email are...
  • Would A President Trump Only Serve One Term?

    09/04/2015 8:15:23 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Donald Trump has lots to say. The Daily Caller conducted an extensive interview with the billionaire real estate tycoon and presidential frontrunner Wednesday on a wide array of topics. In part one of our interview, Trump discussed Ben Carson and Ted Cruz, among other topics. In part two he discussed whether flag burning should be illegal, his views on abortion and whether he would actually live in the White House if elected. In part three of our interview below, Trump opens up about a wide range of topics — from his daughter’s conversion to Judaism, to what his high school...
  • The Alamo Enters a New Era: ‘Preserve, Repair and Improve’

    09/04/2015 7:53:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/03/2015 | by Rob Milford
    A major plant to repair and restore the Alamo was announced by Land Commissioner George P. Bush (R) San Antonio on Wednesday. In a front page story in the San Antonio Express-News, they quote State Sen. José Menéndez (D-San Antonio) saying the area has long needed millions dollars for repairs, preservation, and upgrades, along with aesthetic enhancements ... The changes to the historic site are being called “dramatic” and will commence within months, ... It would be easy to characterize recent years changes in control of the historic Texas icon as the most dramatic in the Alamo’s history since 1836....
  • Video shows fight between girls at Cypress Lakes High School

    09/04/2015 7:25:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | Sep 03 2015 |
    Video shows fight between girls at Cypress Lakes High School
  • Trump is right not taking on the Kim Davis Issue

    09/04/2015 7:10:11 AM PDT · by theoldmarine · 153 replies
    Vanity | 9/3/2015 | Dr. James Schulze, D.Min. (PEARUSA)
    Donald Trump is taking a lot of heat from people who would like to see him support the dear lady, Kim Davis, in Kentucky. Those same people, if they think about it are asking him to commit political suicide. Trump is right, for now. Sorry. Everyone, and I include myself, is disappointed, but not surprised that 4 liberal justices and one who has always been sympathetic to the 'queer class' decided that homosexuals are a minority and deserve the protection of law and equal rights. They have also ruled that the crucial parts of the 'Defense of Marriage Act' are...
  • Assault rifle with Bible verse to repel Muslim terrorists unveiled in Apopka

    09/04/2015 7:01:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    orlandosentinel ^ | 9/2/2015 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    A gun business in Apopka is drawing fire from Muslims. Spike's Tactical is marketing an assault rifle it claims was "designed to never be used by Muslim terrorists." The AR-15 assault rifle is laser-etched on one side with a Knights Templar Long Cross – a symbol of the Christian Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land from Muslims – and Psalm 144:1 on the other side: "Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle." The company's spokesman, former Navy SEAL Ben "Mookie" Thomas said he came up with the idea and believes no...
  • Caption Time

    09/04/2015 6:35:01 AM PDT · by don-o · 32 replies
    September 4, 2015
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, September4, 2015 - Salebrosity

    09/04/2015 6:34:38 AM PDT · by tioga · 19 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | tioga
    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”. SalebrosityNoun Roughness or ruggedness. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!) Review Thread Two: Word...
  • Report: Half of schools cut cafeteria staff as kids abandon Obama menus

    09/04/2015 6:10:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    President and first lady Michelle Obama's bid to cut kid obesity through new demands for more costly but healthier food is financially crushing the nation's school cafeterias, forcing staff cuts, boosting waste and killing plans to buy new equipment, according to an industry association. A new survey from the School Nutrition Association reported that 70 percent of the nation's lunch programs have been financially "harmed" by the new low-salt, low-sugar menus and that a stunning 93 percent report fewer students buying the chow. "Meeting these mandates has harmed the financial health of nearly 70 percent of school meal programs surveyed,...

    09/04/2015 5:55:01 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    14 Obnoxious Things We Can Finally Stop Doing Now That Summer's Over Thanks for everything, Summer. Don't come back for another 12 months, m'kay?1. Being punched in the face by sunlight at 5 am. Dear Sun. Some of us would like to sleep in until 7. K-thx.  2. Worrying about whether there may or may not be a visible hair on your legs. Bring on jeans, leggings, and never, ever having to bandage bloody nicks.  3. Feeling like you have to do something EVERY SECOND OF EVERY WEEKEND. Sometimes I just want to sit in my dark, den of a...
  • Why Donald Trump is gaining momentum

    09/04/2015 4:25:02 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies ^ | Friday, September 4, 2015
    Last Saturday's editorial cartoon by David Horsey portrayed Donald Trump as a Neanderthal and those who generally support him as fellow ignorant cave dwellers. Also in the cartoon, two members of the elite class stand off to the side explaining how gauche it is for anyone to go against the benevolent leadership of the select few. How dare the great unwashed defy the rising tide of utopian statism? The only thing missing from the cartoon is GOP leadership standing around in an oblivious fog. Horsey is consistent. He remains a clueless liberal.

    09/04/2015 4:19:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 40 replies
    9/4/2015 | Self
    (EDITORIAL NOTE: A POST I MADE AROUND 5AM THIS MORNING LAYS OUT THE NEAT TRICK JUDGE DAVID BUNNING APPEARS TO BE PULLING TO AVOID MARTYRDOM FOR KIM DAVIS. I MENTION IT BRIEFLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST BUT I WAS LOGGED OFF FREE REPUBLIC AFTER 5AM SO THE POST COULD BE REMOVED FROM THE FRONTPAGE NEWS SECTION) There have been some on Free Republic asking about Donald Trump's view of Rowan County, Kentucky Chief Kim Davis's act of civil disobedience over gay marriage. Whatever, I think what counts is that both of them in their own way expose the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Milky Way with Airglow Australis

    09/04/2015 2:02:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | September 04, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: After sunset on September 1, an exceptionally intense, reddish airglow flooded this Chilean winter night skyscape. Above a sea of clouds and flanking the celestial Milky Way, the airglow seems to ripple and flow across the northern horizon in atmospheric waves. Originating at an altitude similar to aurorae, the luminous airglow is instead due to chemiluminescence, the production of light through chemical excitation. Commonly captured with a greenish tinge by sensitive digital cameras, this reddish airglow emission is from OH molecules and oxygen atoms at extremely low densities and has often been present in southern hemisphere nights during the...

    09/04/2015 2:00:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 46 replies
    9/4/2015 | Self
    Gay couple plantiffs in the federal lawsuit against Rowan County, Kentucky Chief Clerk Kim Davis will walk into her office in a few hours and get their marriage licenses. News media have been reporting their plans overnight. My estimation of the unfolding of events goes like this. Judge David Bunning found out that five of Davis's clerks would obey his order yesterday so Bunning jailed Chief Clerk Kim Davis temporarily so the marriage licenses can be issued today. Then I expect Bunning to spring Davis from jail so she won't end up having some martyr status. I'm reminded of the...
  • Soviet Bombers and Scythian Mummies: The Archaeology Uncovered By Climate Change

    09/04/2015 2:00:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan
    In Poland, severe drought has revealed the remains of a Soviet fighter plane that went down in 1945. It’s far from the first (or last) archaeological site that climate change is revealing, in some cases for the first time in millennia. Melting glaciers, thawing permafrost, and historic droughts are all playing a part in some of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries of the last few years. It’s a bittersweet phenomenon—that, as our planet changes, new pieces of our past will be revealed while other will decay. In an AP story this week, we learn of two finds that have surfaced...
  • Roman Mosaic Conserved

    09/04/2015 1:54:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Monday, August 31, 2015 | Archaeology in Bulgaria
    Conservators have completed work on a fourth-century A.D. mosaic that was discovered in the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Augusta Traiana in 2011, reports Archaeology in Bulgaria. The mosaic was discovered during rescue excavations, and once decorated a triclinium, or formal dining room. It depicts followers of the god Dionysus during a celebratory procession. On the right is Silenus, the tutor and companion of the god, who leads two dancing women. Local archaeologists describe the work as skillfully done, pointing to the subtle use of color and the depiction of shading in the clothing of the dancing women.The...
  • Study reveals human body has gone through four stages of evolution

    09/04/2015 1:49:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Monday, August 31, 2015 | Binghamton University
    Research into 430,000-year-old fossils... A large international research team including Binghamton University anthropologist Rolf Quam studied the body size and shape in the human fossil collection from the site of the Sima de los Huesos in the Sierra de Atapuerca in northern Spain. Dated to around 430,000 years ago, this site preserves the largest collection of human fossils found to date anywhere in the world. The researchers found that the Atapuerca individuals were relatively tall, with wide, muscular bodies and less brain mass relative to body mass compared to Neanderthals. The Atapuerca humans shared many anatomical features with the later...
  • Today's Toons 9/4/15

    09/04/2015 1:22:35 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 9 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 9/4/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • One more ancient civilisation found in Lake Issyk-Kul: could this be where St Matthew is buried?

    09/04/2015 12:40:45 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Olga Gertcyk
    Siberian scientists make discovery of 2,500 year old Saka settlement in up to 23 metres of water in Kyrgyzstan. The new find at the lake is separate from the discovery in 2007 of the ruins of an ancient metropolis of roughly the same age and Scythian burial mounds under its waters... A piece of a large ceramic pot found in the lake has a stamp on it written in Armenian and Syrian scripts, which, if confirmed, gives credence to the theory that an Armenian monastery was on this site in Medieval times, it is claimed. An intriguing version is that...
  • Pottery brings to life the path of early Pacific people

    09/04/2015 12:33:37 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    ABC AU ^ | Thursday, 3 September 2015 | Dani Cooper
    A 3000-year-old fragment of pottery has solved a mystery behind the movement of an ancient people of South East Asia into the Pacific. These ancient colonisers - known as Lapita - carried with them agricultural plants derived from mainland New Guinea. However, until now there has been no evidence of an early connection between the Lapita and indigenous New Guineans. Now, a new analysis of pottery pieces found at a site in the New Guinea Highlands reveals a connection dating back to the time before the Lapita moved into the remote Pacific... The Lapita people left Southeast Asia and entered...
  • Common origins of Neolithic farmers in Europe traced

    09/04/2015 12:28:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, September 03, 2015 | Spanish National Research Council
    Thanks to this newly sequenced genome, researchers have been able to determine that farmers from both the Mediterranean and inland routes are very homogeneous and clearly derive from a common ancestral population that, most likely, were the first farmers who entered Europe through Anatolia... Analysis of the genome from Cova Bonica has made it possible to determine the appearance of these pioneer farmers, who had light skin and dark eyes and hair. This contrasts with previous Mesolithic hunters who, as the man from La Braña in León (Spain)—recovered in 2014 by the same research team—has demonstrated, had blue eyes and...
  • Baylor May Face Legal Fallout from Rape Case

    09/04/2015 12:02:53 AM PDT · by ExyZ · 4 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | August 25, 2015 | Matthew Watkins
    Experts say Baylor could face legal challenges concerning how it investigated the case, and how it treated the football player and his victim afterward.
  • 3D printing revives bronze-age music

    09/03/2015 11:35:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Australian National University ^ | September 1, 2015 | unattributed
    An archaeologist has 3D-printed a replica of an iron-age artefact to revive a rich musical culture in ancient Ireland. Billy Ó Foghlú, from ANU College of Asia-Pacific, has found evidence that the artefact may have been a mouthpiece from an iron-age horn and not a spearbutt as previously thought. When Mr Ó Foghlú used the replica artefact as a mouthpiece, the ancient Irish horn had a richer, more velvety tone. "Suddenly the instrument came to life," said PhD student Mr Ó Foghlú. "These horns were not just hunting horns or noisemakers. They were very carefully constructed and repaired, they were...
  • Could mobile devices raise skin cancer risk

    09/03/2015 10:52:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Yahoo! news (Reuters) ^ | September 3, 2015 | By Kathryn Doyle
    (Reuters Health) - Devices like tablets, smartphones and laptops can reflect ultraviolet light from the sun and may indirectly increase users' exposure to the cancer-causing wavelengths, according to a new study. “These devices are generally used for communication or entertainment, so it can be easy to overlook their reflective properties unless you happen to catch the glare off a screen,” said Mary E. Logue of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, who coauthored the research with Dr. Barrett J. Zlotoff. They wondered whether, like those old-fashioned tanning reflectors, personal electronics could also pose skin health risks, Logue told Reuters...
  • Is it Finally the End for Ray's Hell Burger in D.C.?

    09/03/2015 9:54:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | Sep 2, 2015 | Rebecca Cooper
    Ray’s Hell Burger and Ray’s The Steaks owner Michael Landrum may finally be coming to the end of his lengthy battle with his landlord over a Hell Burger location that was planned to open at the CityVista building at Fifth and K streets NW. A company called 449 K Street LLC, of which Landrum is listed as the manager, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition Thursday. The debts listed with the petition total just less than $2.5 million to just two creditors: $900,000 to CityVista LLC and $1.5 million to Landrum, who is listed at the address of Ray’s the...
  • Secret Anti-Immigration Blogger's Name Exposed

    09/03/2015 9:32:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 02 Sep 2015
    'Julia Caesar', an anonymous right-wing blogger who has blasted Swedish journalists for writing an "epoch of lies" about the benefits of immigration, is herself a former reporter for Sweden's biggest broadsheet, Dagens Nyheter, according to a Swedish tabloid. The controversial writer, who has sought to keep her identity secret, has been causing a huge stir on social media since 2010. Her blog posts lay into mainstream politicians and what she describes as "the corrupt media" for promoting what she argues is an "epoch of lies" about immigration. They also praise the rise of the nationalist Sweden Democrat Party. "It simply...
  • Obama's Fish Tale: Spawned On By A Salmon

    09/03/2015 9:08:01 PM PDT · by W. · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | 9.3.2015 | Brakkton Booker
    It was supposed to be a routine photo op. During a historic trip to Alaska intended to call attention to climate change, President Obama got a bit of a surprise while at a fishing village at Kanakanak Beach. He was holding up a caught fish for the cameras when the salmon spawned on his shoes. It all started off so innocently. A local fisherwoman retrieved the salmon from a net in shallow water and handed it over to the leader of the free world. As soon as the president had the fish firmly in his grasp, nature took its course....
  • Arby's Fires Manager, Suspends Employee After Police Controversy

    09/03/2015 8:57:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The CEO of Arby's Restaurant Group has offered free meals to all police officers in the Miami area following a controversial incident in South Florida. The incident involved an Arby's employee and a uniformed Pembroke Pines Police officer. The employee reportedly refused to serve the officer. The head of the chain issued an apology to the Pembroke Pines Police Department after the incident was reported The chain confirmed to NBC 6 the manager involved has been fired and the employee has been suspended indefinitely. According to the incident report, Sgt. Jennifer Martin said she was using the drive-thru when the...
  • Has a Law Been Broken by the Lady Clerk?

    09/03/2015 8:50:56 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 99 replies
    Sept 3,15 | hapnHal
    …………….the lady clerk (ELECTED OFFICE) in Kentucky sits in jail, and was offered freedom if she allowed assistant clerks to sign QUEER MARRIAGE LICENSES……….she refused once again. When she took office there was no legal QUEER MARRIAGES, The rules were changed by the SCOTUS, but they DO NOT WRITE LAW, they enforce, and clarify existing law. The federal QUEER MARRIAGE LAW is NOT A LEGALLY written law, by Congress, therefore it is Constitutionally not enforceable. She will now be eligible to file a huge lawsuit against the Judge who found her in contempt of court. She was duly PUBLICALLY ELECTED...
  • Pinecrest Homeowner Walks in on Burglary in Progress: Police

    09/03/2015 8:39:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 9/3 | Stephanie Bertini
    Police in Pinecrest are investigating after a homeowner walked in on suspects allegedly burglarizing his home. It happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday in the 13300 block of Southwest 83rd Court. The homeowner said the burglars broke into the home by smashing a master bedroom sliding glass door. "Someone's in my house right now," the homeowner said on his 911 call. Police arrived and set up a perimeter. Police personnel, who were assisted by county K-9 and aviation, canvassed the surrounding area to no avail. The homeowner told police one of the men fled the house in a red or...
  • Brian Wilson on the Beach Boys’ ‘Rivalry’ with the Beatles and Flying Solo

    09/03/2015 8:35:14 PM PDT · by z taxman · 51 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4/04/2015 | Jeff Slate
    The Beach Boys frontman opens up about his new solo album No Pier Pressure and alleged ‘rivalry’ with The Beatles. “Rubber Soul inspired Pet Sounds, which inspired Sgt. Pepper’s and that inspired me to make Smile,” Brian Wilson tells me, recalling his 1960s game of one-upmanship with the Beach Boys’ so-called rivals The Beatles. “It wasn’t really a rivalry, though. I was jealous!” Wilson says with a hearty laugh. “It was really just mutual inspiration, I think. I would get to hear their records before they came out and I was totally blown away by Rubber Soul. And Sgt. Pepper’s?...
  • Woolly Mammoth: Shearer Saves Hugely Overgrown Sheep

    09/03/2015 8:30:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 | Laura Wagner
    Among the kangaroos and kookaburras, another creature trundled through the Australian bush. Hooves barely visible, eyes mostly covered, the animal was the size of a refrigerator, the color of dirty snow. A concerned hiker spotted the furry specimen days ago and raised the alarm. It was a matter of life and death — and this sheep needed a haircut. News reports say the merino sheep had likely wandered from his flock five or six years ago and had been on the lam(b) in the wild ever since. While merinos are typically sheared every spring, rescuers think the sheep, named Chris,...
  • At least 12 people shot dead, including 11-year-old boy, since late Tuesday in Chicago

    09/03/2015 8:28:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 3, 2015
    At least 12 people have died and 13 others have been wounded in separate shootings in Chicago between late Tuesday and early Thursday, including the accidental shooting of an 11-year-old boy, police said..
  • Apple fans fooled by Dutch humorists into thinking Android is iOS 9

    09/03/2015 7:57:54 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 17 replies
    Android Community ^ | August 6, 2015 | Ida Torres
    Apple fanboys have often been accused of worshipping anything that comes from the brand, even though the rest of the world is saying it sucks or it’s nothing special anymore (I guess that’s why they call them fanboys). Some Dutch humor artists decided to test this out, pretending to show them the new iOS9, which is in fact just an Android OS loaded onto an iPhone, Predictably, the results were hilarious. Well, it would be funny if you were an Android fan or even user, not so much if you were one of said fanboys. What these humor artists did...
  • Florida gun makers design assault rifle with Bible verse and cross etched

    09/03/2015 7:48:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/3/15 | WILLS ROBINSON
    A gun manufacturer in Florida has designed an assault rifle featuring Christian symbols - in the hope it will never be used by 'Muslim terrorists'. Spike's Tactical in Apokpa is selling the powerful weapon, called the Crusader, for $1,395. It has a Psalm on one side and the Knights Templar Long Cross – a symbol of the Christian Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land from Muslims - on the other. The Bible verse, Psalm 144:1, reads: 'Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.' Muslim groups have condemned the divisive gun, which...
  • Tim Tebow throws TD pass in final preseason game

    09/03/2015 7:35:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    ESPN Sports ^ | 09/03/2015 | Phil Sheridan, ESPN Staff Writer
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tim Tebow saved his best for last in his competition for the Philadelphia Eagles' No. 3 quarterback job. Tebow ran an effective two-minute drill against the New York Jets, driving the Eagles 85 yards for a touchdown in 1 minute, 26 seconds. It was one of two touchdowns Tebow threw in the 24-18 loss. Tebow completed 11 of 17 passes for 189 yards. Early in the drive, Tebow's ability to avoid sacks came into play. He avoided pressure to complete a pass to running back Raheem Mostert. Tebow then shook loose from nose tackle T.J. Barnes...
  • Neurotics Are More Creative -- Research

    09/03/2015 7:28:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Science Times ^ | Sep 01, 2015 | Darlene Tverdohleb
    Many famous neurotics like the film-maker Woody Allen, artist Vincent van Gogh, or scientist Sir Isaac Newton had suffered for their art. A new study has found what such individuals tend to have in common. Their brain is more sensitive to perceived threats compared to those of other people. Exactly that "panic button" tendency is what makes them not only overactive, but also more creative and imaginative, according to psychologists. The personality expert Dr Adam Perkins, from King's College London, declared that science is still a long way off from fully explaining neuroticism, however, he added, he hopes that his...
  • Women Associate Money With Love, Men Link it to Freedom

    09/03/2015 7:08:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Science Mag ^ | 28 August 2015 | Hanae Armitage
    Humans aren’t the most reasonable bunch when it comes to cash. Psychologists think a heavy bankroll (or lack thereof) makes us favor our irrational side—think extravagant retail therapy or high-stakes poker tables. Although men and women both seem to succumb to the madness, money tends to seduce genders in different ways, according to a study published in the September issue of Social Indicators Research. Researchers surveyed more than 100,000 individuals in the United Kingdom about their feelings when it comes to the big bucks. Some questions asked if participants buy things when they feel anxious, bored, or upset, whereas others...
  • FR TECHIES: Help needed naming a YouTube channel

    09/03/2015 7:08:13 PM PDT · by Silly · 8 replies
    September | Silly
    Hi, techies, I'm having trouble helping a friend assign a name to her YouTube channel (e.g., It just won't work. I'm generally very good at this sort of thing, and two years ago named my own YouTube channel. But I couldn't get it to work this time, and found out that, according to some sources (including YouTube's own help pages), YouTube requires 500 subscribers to obtain a channel name. I'm finding it hard to believe that, but am stumped. None of the online sources are helping. If you have experience and knowledge of this, could you please help? Thank...
  • Chinese Military Uses Falcons, Monkeys to Clear WWII Parade Skies

    09/03/2015 7:02:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    News Asia ^ | Monday, Aug 31, 2015
    China's World War II Victory Day parade is approaching, and the Chinese air force is using three types of animal helpers to boost security ahead of the big day, according to an official news website run by the Chinese army. The unusual trio: falcons, macaques and hunting dogs. The "three treasures," which have also been enlisted to protect some military sites on a daily basis, will join the protection team for Beijing's Sept. 3 military parade as well as the practice sessions ahead of it, base director Wang Yuejian told the PLA news portal
  • 2016 Ford Shelby GT350/GT350R Mustang: First Drive

    09/03/2015 6:49:13 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    Yahoo Autos ^ | September 3, 2015 | Alex Lloyd
    (snip) Ford claims the GT350R is faster than the Z/28 at every racetrack it has tested; it even brought an independent professional driver to Grattan raceway to compare the Ford, the Chevy, and the Porsche 911 GT3. According to Ford, the GT350R was one whole second faster than the Z/28, while matching the time of the 911 GT3 (Ford also claims the GT350R boasts twice the downforce of a GT3). If you told me this a few months back I’d have scoffed: “No way,” I’d say,

    09/03/2015 6:47:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    ABC7NY ^ | Thursday, September 03, 2015
    Texas school bus driver fired after not noticing 3 drunk women riding with kidsA school bus driver in Texas was fired and three women face charges after the women allegedly boarded a bus filled with middle-school students and rode to school, officials said. The alleged incident occurred last Friday on a bus from the North East Independent School District in San Antonio. The three women, all in their 20s, were allegedly intoxicated when they were caught-on-camera boarding the bus filled with children, the unconventional riders apparently slipping right past the bus driver and taking two seats in the back the...
  • Kentucky about to commit FORGERY!!!

    09/03/2015 6:37:22 PM PDT · by djf · 57 replies
    Sep 3, 2015
    OK folks, the CBS nightly news tonight said that the office in Kentucky that declined to issue marriage licenses to gays will be open tomorrow morning. And they said that it will issue licenses with Kim Davis's name/signature PRE-PRINTED ON THEM!!! As far as I know, this is FORGERY! And all involved have committed conspiracy to commit forgery!
  • Wilder Yeast: Foraging For Beer

    09/03/2015 6:37:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Sep 2 2015 | Jessica Fender
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    09/03/2015 6:33:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
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