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  • OS X remote malware strikes Thunderbolt, hops hard drive swaps

    08/03/2015 10:25:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 2 replies
    The Register ^ | 4 Aug 2015
    Researchers Trammel Hudson and Xeno Kovah have built a self-replicating Apple firmware malware that can infect peripherals to spread to new computers. The ThunderStrike 2 malware is the second iteration of the attack forged earlier this year and liberates the requirement for attackers to have physical access to machines. Hudson says while his proof of concept is deliberately noisy, displaying a logo during boot, a real attack could be made surreptitious through virtualisation or system management mode."Thunderstrike 2 starts with a local root privilege exploit that can load a kernel module to give it access to raw memory [and] can...
  • In Iraq, I raided insurgents. In Virginia, the police raided me.

    08/03/2015 9:04:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2015 | Alex Horton
    Alex Horton is a member of the Defense Council at the Truman National Security Project. He served as an infantryman in Iraq with the Army’s 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. I got home from the bar and fell into bed soon after Saturday night bled into Sunday morning. I didn’t wake up until three police officers barged into my apartment, barking their presence at my door. They sped down the hallway to my bedroom, their service pistols drawn and leveled at me. It was just past 9 a.m., and I was still under the covers. The only visible target was...
  • Trump/Kasich(vanity)

    08/03/2015 8:54:52 PM PDT · by Signalman · 36 replies
    self | 8/3/2015 | self
    I like Ted Cruz but...a republican cannot win the presidency inunless he wins OH.
  • Arizona man says he beheaded wife 'to get the evil out': Police

    08/03/2015 8:29:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 46 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 3, 2015 | Davis Schwartz, Reuters
    PHOENIX - An Arizona man who admitted to decapitating his wife and her two dogs in a bloody incident last month in Phoenix told authorities he was attempting "to get the evil out" of her, according to court documents released on Monday. Kenneth Dale Wakefield, 43, also told police that he had smoked marijuana and the designer drug Spice about an hour before the gruesome killings in a Phoenix apartment on the morning of July 25, the documents showed. Wakefield, a transient with a history of mental illness who also maimed himself in the incident, was booked into a Maricopa...
  • 10 Reasons to Defund Planned Parenthood

    08/03/2015 8:18:16 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7-29-15 | Julie Roys
    As I have talked to friends, both conservative and moderate, I have found a general disgust about Planned Parenthood's participation in what amounts to a human black market. Yet, a poll released yesterday showed that 63% of registered voters oppose cutting off federal funds to the group. Why is that? I'm sure part of the explanation is that the poll was conducted by a Democratic firm. But, I think the greater reason is that only a fraction of Americans have actually watched the three videos. And, an even smaller fraction knows the facts about this morally-compromised organization. So, I'm offering...
  • Slow Motion Flipping Cat Physics | Smarter Every Day (58)

    08/03/2015 7:55:18 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 20 replies
    Smarter Every Day via You Tube ^ | August 8, 2012 | Destn Sandlin
    High Speed video. Cats. Physics. Weightlessness. GiGi was not hurt during the making of this video. We took great care to make sure she would be safe. Next I'll explain how the physics involved in flipping cats allow us to operate Space Telescopes (Seriously). So as simple of a question as this is, it turns out to be a MAJOR POINT OF STUDY in Physics, Robotics, Space Satellite Control, Weapons Development, Biomedical Engineering, etc. It's stumped scientists and engineers since Newton's day. Here's something interesting. The cat isn't twisting his back.. he's actually BENDING it. The next video will go...
  • Donald Trump leads by 23 points in South Carolina in new poll

    08/03/2015 6:56:24 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 59 replies
    SaintPetersBlog ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | By Mitch Perry
    Donald Trumps endless summer of bliss at the polls continues to show no signs of dying out anytime soon. Last week he took the lead in a Florida poll for the first time, and a new Gravis Marketing poll released on Monday night that has him with a huge lead in South Carolina, the first state in the South that will vote in next years Republican primaries.
  • HitchBOT Was A Literal Pile Of Trash And Got What It Deserved

    08/03/2015 6:38:43 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 55 replies
    The Concourse ^ | 03 Aug 15 | Albert Burneko
    <p>First things first. HitchBOT, for all practical purposes, was a garbage can with an iPhone in it.</p>
  • Could cyberwar knock us back to the Stone Age?

    08/03/2015 5:45:16 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 8/3/15 | David Gewirtz
    Consider this article a thought experiment. Rather than exploring individual vulnerabilities or examining named exploits, let's explore what aspects of modern technology define our Information Age, and what might happen if some of those relied-upon technologies were no longer available to us. For the purpose of our exploration, we will assume that cyberwar doesn't lead to a nuclear or biological war, that the effects resulting from the conflict remain within the bounds of digital means of destruction rather than traditional NBC (nuclear, biological, and chemical) warfare.
  • Now We Know Who Tried to Gut Open Records Law - And Failed (Walker)

    08/03/2015 5:00:20 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 56 replies ^ | 8/1/2015 | George Stanley
    Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel, at a summit he convened last Wednesday on open government, stressed that Wisconsin's public records laws must not be weakened. At the same time many of you were contacting elected representatives on Independence Day weekend, you were urging us to keep investigating until we found out who was responsible. We've been doing just that with the aid of our open records law. On the same day Schimel held his open government summit, we reported on a new batch of emails. They show it was Gov. Scott Walker and staff who added language exempting "deliberative process"...
  • Microsoft to unlock old Gears of War games via new remake

    08/03/2015 4:35:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    PC World ^ | Mark Hachman
    Xbox and developer The Coalition said Monday they will unlock the first four games in the Gears of War franchise for those who buy the $39.99 Gears of War:Ultimate Edition game or the related Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle for the Xbox One. All users will have to do to receive the gamesthe original Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgmentwill be to play the Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live sometime between Aug. 25 and Dec. 31, 2015, on Xbox Live. In addition, Microsoft said the four original Gears games...
  • Phrasing to be used during Republican debates

    08/03/2015 4:02:32 PM PDT · by struggle · 6 replies
    vanity | 8/3/2015 | struggle
    If any of the Republican candidates are watching, we're seeing Trump and other candidates use the phrasing approved of by the media. I think it would be very productive to "rephrase" certain words for the debate. Here are some obvious ones. abortion services, Planned Parenthood -> "baby harvesting"traditional marriage -> "biology-based marriage"minimum wage increases -> "low-skilled worker exclusion"Caitlyn Jenner -> "baritone in a dress" The last one was just for fun. Any other suggestions?
  • Cuba Emerges as Paradise for Gay Tourism

    08/03/2015 3:14:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies ^ | Aug. 3, 2015
    HAVANA As tourism flourishes in Cuba the island is emerging as a destination for the LGBT community and a travel agency specializing in packages for those customers is already in operation. Pioneering the business are the owners of Mi Cayito Cuba, a Web-based intermediary between gay-friendly Cuban private initiative and clients around the world, company director Alain Castillo, a Cuban who lives in Madrid, told EFE. The island has great potential as a space for coexistence, said the 35-year-old entrepreneur who wants to contribute to the visibility and improvement of the LGBT collective in the country. We are open...
  • FBI: Middle-Eastern males approaching family members of military personnel

    08/03/2015 2:55:50 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 08/03/2015 | Robert Spencer
    The Islamic State has told Muslims to target and murder members of the U.S. military in their homes. (U//FOUO) FBI Alert: Middle-Eastern Males Approaching Family Members of US Military Personnel, Public Intelligence, August 3, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller): The following alert related to Middle-Eastern males approaching military family members was obtained from the website of a veterans advocacy organization. A force protection advisory that was released by the Washington National Guard & Military Department days later describes a similar incident that occurred in Washington. Middle-Eastern Males Approaching Family Members of US Military Personnel at their Homes In Colorado...
  • Windows 10 is taking days to activate due to server strains (Microsoft site overloaded)

    08/03/2015 2:28:11 PM PDT · by dayglored · 27 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | Chris Merriman
    Microsoft advises you to sweat it out MICROSOFT is warning customers that their free upgrade to Windows 10 may complete but not be activated for several days. A statement on the company website advises customers to "wait a few days and try again or just leave it and let it activate on its own. The activation servers might be overwhelmed." The advice is hollow succour for those who, perhaps less tech-savvy, want the reassurance of knowing that they definitely have a working Windows. Microsoft revealed just a day after the launch of Windows 10 that the OS has already been...
  • Venezuelan President Blames U.S. for Supermarket Riot That Left One Dead

    08/03/2015 2:10:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | Frances Martel
    Socialist Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro is blaming a United States conspiracy for a supermarket riot over the weekend that left one 21-year-old man deada man witnesses say was shot to death by Venezuelas Bolivarian National Guard. A mob attacked a supermarket warehouse in San Flix, Bolvar, on Friday, attempting to tear down the walls of a warehouse and acquire basic food items, such as milk and flour. Video shows a crowd of dozens organizing in front of the building and attempting to break through, with Bolivarian National Guard troops attempting to violently disperse the crowd. When police finally managed to...
  • 7 Reasons Women Are Getting the Heck Out of Dodge and Seeking Their Dreams Overseas

    08/03/2015 2:09:53 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 98 replies
    What do you do when you want something more and different than youre getting in your home country? For an increasing number of 60+ women, the answer is to move overseas. According to the data we collected through our website, Best Places in the World to Retire, there can be a better life out there, if you are willing to uproot and reinvent yourself as an expat in Belize, Nicaragua or Panama. In addition to the over 5,000 answers and 200 stories on our website, in early July, we released Expats: Expectations & Reality, the first in a series of...
  • Kirk, Spock and Sulu Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before Charon!

    08/03/2015 1:46:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Universe Today ^ | Bob King
    Four naming themes were selected for Charons features, three of which are based on fiction Fictional Explorers and Travelers, Fictional Origins and Destinations, Fictional Vessels and one on Exploration Authors, Artists and Directors. Plutos features, in contrast, are named for both real people and places as well as mythological beings of underworld mythology. Clyde Tombaugh, the dwarf worlds discoverer, takes center stage, with his name appropriately spanning 990 miles (1,590 km) of frozen terrain nicknamed the heart of Pluto. Perhaps the most intriguing region of Pluto, its home to what appear to be glaciers of nitrogen ice still...
  • China investigating liquor suppliers for Viagra in alcohol

    08/03/2015 1:42:35 PM PDT · by Bob · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 03, 2015 | Reuters
    BEIJING Chinese police are investigating if two distillers in the southwestern region of Guangxi added impotence treatment drug Viagra to their liquor in the latest food-safety scare in China. The Liuzhou Food and Drug Administration said that it found the Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant in Guangxi's Liuzhou city were putting Sildenafil, more commonly known as Viagra, into three of their baijiu products. Baijiu is a fiery grain liquor that commands high prices in China.

    08/03/2015 1:15:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 08/03/2015 | JARED NEWMAN
    Microsoft is boasting that people installed Windows 10 over 14 million times in the new operating system's first 24 hours. It's a big number, but it doesnt mean all that much. As PC sales slow, Microsofts sole goal for Windows is no longer selling software licenses. It also wants to pedal Internet services. So any discussion of Windows 10s performance is incomplete if it only looks at user numbers. Thats especially true given that Microsoft is now giving away free Windows 10 upgrades to consumers running Windows 7 or higher, thereby abandoning the quick bucks that come from early...
  • New York Cracks Down on Toy Guns

    08/03/2015 12:53:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    New York is forcing Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers to pay over $300,000 for the crime of selling toy guns. The settlement stems from an investigation by the states attorney general office, which sent cease and desist letters to the retailers in December for breaking its strict law against childrens toys. State law prohibits the sale of imitation guns in realistic colors such as black, blue, silver, or aluminum, unless it has a non-removable one-inch-wide orange stripe running down both sides of the barrel and the front end of the barrel, according to the attorney general office. All fake toy...
  • Job insecurity is the new normal. Here's how it's affecting your family life

    08/03/2015 12:49:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 08/03/2015 | By Lane Anderson
    After World War II, there was a golden era when Americans, especially those that had an education, could expect to have a job and keep it until retirement and retire with an adequate pension. Those days, which Allison Pugh, professor of Sociology at University of Virginia, refers to as the "20-year career and a gold watch" model, are over. Between a competitive global market, recession and job automation, and a switch to part-time and contingent workers, Americans now live in a culture of perpetual job insecurity, where they are easily laid off, at both high and low-level jobs, and can...
  • Italian police: The head of the Sicilian Mafia used 'sheep code' to communicate

    08/03/2015 12:37:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | Aug. 3, 2015, 9:43 AM | Barbara Tasch
    The head of the Sicilian Mafia, on the run for over 20 year, has been using "sheep code" to communicate with allies, the BBC reports. Eleven men associated with mob boss Matteo Messina Denaro were arrested recently, and according to the Italian police, Denaro communicated with them by leaving bits of papers under a rock in a field near a farm in western Sicily. The communication method called "pizzini" includes writing the messages in a secret code, according to AFP. Among the men arrested during raids across Sicily on Monday, two were over 70 years old, one of them, Vito...
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  • EPA Accused of Misconduct

    08/03/2015 12:05:22 PM PDT · by Mich Patriot · 13 replies
    Michigan Farm News ^ | August 3, 2015 | Unknown
    A cache of internal memos that federal regulators intended to keep private reveals a culture of secrecy, falsehood and dysfunction that permeated the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the U.S. rulemaking process. - See more at:
  • New polymer able to store energy at higher temperatures

    08/03/2015 12:04:54 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 3 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 | Bob Yirka
    Flexible polymer nanocomposite thin films for high-temperature high-voltage capacitive energy storage. Credit: Q. Li +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ A team of researchers at the Pennsylvania State University has created a new polymer that is able to store energy at higher temperatures than conventional polymers without breaking down. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they created the polymer and why they believe it could be useful in many products. Harry Ploehn with the University of South Carolina offers a brief history of polymers created for use in electronics, in a News & Views piece in the same journal...
  • Cecil the Lion's death has probably already resulted in all of his cubs being killed by rival Lion

    08/03/2015 11:40:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Traveller 24 ^ | 07/30/2015
    Cape Town - As if the death of Cecil the Lion wasn't bad enough, at least 12 of his cubs are now in danger of being killed by his rivals. NBC News reports that conservation experts who had been tracking Cecil for seven years said that the patriarch's death would no doubt result in a catastrophic cascade of effects, as a new leader of another pride will move in to take over his pride. Johnny Rodrigues from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force told The Guardian that Jericho, the next lion in the hierarchy, will most likely kill all of Cecil's...
  • The top 10 softest Power-5 non-conference schedules in 2015

    08/03/2015 11:24:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | August 3, 2015 | Bruce Feldman
    Last week's Top 10 was about 2015's toughest non-conference schedules in college football. Time to examine who has the softest non-conference schedules among Power 5 conference teams. A caveat: Since some teams play three non-conference games and others play four, I assigned a point system to try and put each in context. The system is as such: Teams merit 5 points if I think they'll be Top-5 caliber; 4.5 if its Top 15; 4 if they're Top 25 caliber; 3.5 is Top 40ish; 3 is Top 60; 2.5 is Top 80, 2 is Top 100; 1 for the bottom of...
  • I Will Always Remember Where I Was When Cecil The Lion Was Killed (Satire)

    08/03/2015 11:15:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 46 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 8/3/2015 | Mohammed
    The following is an op-ed written by Mohammed, a Syrian War Refugee. I am sorry it is taking me so long to post my outrage over Cecil the Lion. My village has been without electricity for the last week after the Americans bombed our power plant. I had to walk for two days hiding from ISIS along the way before I found this Internet cafe. But my anger over the death of Cecil is still hot as the desert sands. I remember exactly what I was doing when I heard what had happened. It started off as a...
  • Sol-gel capacitor dielectric offers record-high energy storage

    08/03/2015 11:08:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 | by John Toon
    Samples of the new hybrid sol-gel material are shown placed on a clear plastic substrate for testing. Credit: John Toon, Georgia Tech ================================================================================================================= Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density. If the material can be scaled up from laboratory samples, devices made from it could surpass traditional electrolytic capacitors for applications in electromagnetic propulsion, electric vehicles and defibrillators. Capacitors often complement batteries in these applications...
  • Caterpillar chemical turns ants into bodyguards

    08/03/2015 10:38:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | August 3, 2015 | Bob Yirka
    Arhopala japonica. Credit: Wikipedia A trio of researchers with Kobe University in Japan has found that lycaenid butterfly caterpillars of the Japanese oakblue variety, have dorsal nectary organ secretions that cause ants that eat the material to abandon their fellow ants to instead hang out with and defend the caterpillar against enemies. In their paper published in the journal Current Biology, Masaru Hojo, Naomi Pierce and Kazuki Tsuji describe their research into the relationship between the two creatures and why they believe the nature of that relationship needs to be reclassified. Scientists have studied Japanese oakblue butterflies before, noting that...
  • Pottery, beads retrace close links between India and Bali

    08/03/2015 10:34:58 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Znews ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | IANS
    Remnants of ancient Indian pottery, beads and even Indian DNA found in human bones point to thriving trade and social contacts between India and Bali dating back to more than 2,000 years. Besides trade, Indian merchants brought with them their language -- Sanskrit -- and the influence of Hinduism and Buddhism... The major Indian port of connect with Bali in Indonesia and other places in Southeast Asia was Arikamedu, a thriving port located seven kilometres from Puducherry from where archaeologists have unearthed Roman artefacts too. The influence of Sanskrit and the ideology of Hinduism and Buddhism which the Indian traders...
  • Ontario man spending $300,000 on iconic sports car axed by Chrysler

    08/03/2015 10:26:26 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | August 3, 2015 | Dan Proudfoot
    Al Boughton paid $135,000 for his 1970 Plymouth Superbird seven years ago and what a kick it was, driving the most high-winged, cone-nosed, eye-popping, breath-stealing muscle car ever fashioned in Detroit, with its 450-horsepower V-8 and beep-beep Road Runner horn. In fact, last September, he realized it was so good, he had to make it perfect, and perfection meant returning it exactly to original form, just as it had left the Lynch Road, Mich., assembly line in 1969. With the stripped chassis trussed to a rotisserie at Davies Autobody in Etobicoke, he pointed to the firewall as an example of...
  • Ancient Irish were first to record an eclipse -- 5,355 years ago

    08/03/2015 10:20:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    IrishCentral ^ | Friday, July 31,2015 | Cathy Hayes
    Our ancient Irish ancestors carved images of an ancient eclipse into giant stones over 5,000 years ago, on November 30, 3340 BC to be exact. This is the oldest known recorded solar eclipse in history. The illustrations are found on the Stone Age "Cairn L," on Carbane West, at Loughcrew, outside Kells, in County Meath. The landscape of rolling hills is littered with Neolithic monuments. Some say that originally there were at least 40 to 50 monuments, but others say the figure was more like 100... Martin Brennan and Jack Roberts discovered that the sun illuminates this chamber on the...
  • Why filter coffee is bad for you

    08/03/2015 10:19:36 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | James Chapman
    Dropping coffee from your diet could reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as 15 per cent, according to a study. Britons spend 850million a year on coffee. But experts suggest it can raise levels of cholesterol and homo-cysteine in the blood - both associated with heart disease and strokes. There has been concern about the possible dangers of unfiltered coffee for some time but the more widelyconsumed filtered coffee has generally been given a clean bill of health. The latest study suggests there may be a link between even filtered coffee and cardiovascular disease. The team, led...
  • Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House [China]

    08/03/2015 9:46:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | July 27, 2015 07:07am ET | by Owen Jarus
    The 5,000-year-old house found in China was about 14 by 15 feet in size. Credit: Photo courtesy Chinese Archaeology ===================================================================================================================== The remains of 97 human bodies have been found stuffed into a small 5,000-year-old house in a prehistoric village in northeast China, researchers report in two separate studies. The bodies of juveniles, young adults and middle-age adults were packed together in the house smaller than a modern-day squash court before it burnt down. Anthropologists who studied the remains say a "prehistoric disaster," possibly an epidemic of some sort, killed these people. The site, whose modern-day name is "Hamin...
  • [British] Scrounger admits using taxpayers' cash for prostitutes

    08/03/2015 9:04:42 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Daily Star ^ | August 3, 2015
    Carl Robinson, 26, believes there is nothing wrong with using his benefits to pay for sex. Mr Robinson has been sponging off the system since he left his last job working in a bookmakers three years ago. But he now spends almost all of his fortnightly 170 on seedy romps with hookers. "I don't care what people think about what I am doing, there are a lot worse people than me out there," he said. "What man doesn't want to have sex when he can?" Mr Robinson continued: "I first slept with a prostitute when I was 18 and I...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Proton Arc Over Lake Superior

    08/03/2015 8:51:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | August 03, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The setting had been picked out -- all that was needed was an aurora. And late last August, forecasts predicted that an otherwise beautiful night sky would be lit up with auroral green. Jumping into his truck, the astrophotographer approached his secret site -- but only after a five hour drive across the rural Upper Peninsula of Michigan. What he didn't know was that his luck was just beginning. While setting up for the image, a proton arc -- a rare type of aurora -- appeared. The red arc lasted only about 15 minutes, but that was long enough...
  • The shocking moment Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant threw punch at his OWN teammate...

    08/03/2015 8:48:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | Updated: 08:09 EST, 3 August 2015 | Staff
    Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver. Bryant, 26, who has a history of sideline antics that include screaming at coaches and teammates, appeared to take a swing at Patmon after the two tangled during a play in 11-on-11 work late in practice Sunday. The incident started when Patmon jarred Bryant's helmet loose during a play and Bryant responded by yanking off Patmon's helmet. Patmon, 24, threw a punch and backed away, and Bryant came back with...
  • WATCH Ted Cruz Make Machine Gun Bacon!!!

    08/03/2015 8:41:58 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 27 replies
    http://the ^ | 8/3/2015 | The Right Scoop
    Ted cruz hooked up with IJReview recently, saying he loves making breakfast on the weekend for his family. But he says they do it differently in Texas and showed us how to make machine gun bacon. Man that bacon looks good. Gotta love how they do it in Texas. Link to video
  • Army is breaking, let down by Washington

    08/03/2015 8:33:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 41 replies
    Stars And Stripes ^ | Aug 2, 2015 | Robert H. Scales
    Last month, Gen. Ray Odierno, outgoing Army chief of staff, and Gen. Mark Milley, his successor, testified to the difficulties faced by the Army. Id like to make the same points by telling a story. **********snip************ The Obama administration just announced a 40,000 reduction in the Armys ranks. But the numbers dont begin to tell the tale. Soldiers stay in the Army because they love to go into the field and train; Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently said that the Army will not have enough money for most soldiers to train above the squad level this year. Soldiers need to...
  • Al Sharpton on what Donald Trump could learn from James Brown

    08/03/2015 8:29:50 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2015 | Janell Ross
    "... advice that Sharpton thinks Donald Trump could use now." James Brown said to me, Reverend, let me tell you something. Theres a difference between the lounge act and the acts that play the main room. Were at Caesars Palace. Im about 19 - 20 years old. And I said, What do you mean? Youve got to be ready. You gotta have choreography. You gotta be rehearsed. You gotta have polish, Sharpton said Brown told him. [But] when you get on the main stage, Reverend, whatever you did to get out [of] the lounge, dont do that on the main...
  • Moroccan dies trying to reach Spain in suitcase

    08/03/2015 8:14:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies ^ | 08-03-2015 | Staff
    MADRID (Reuters) - A Moroccan man suffocated while being smuggled to Spain in a suitcase stowed in the boot of a car, the Spanish government said on Monday. The 27-year-old man, whose name was not made public, was found dead after the car arrived at the port of Almeria on a ferry from Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa. The car's owner, the dead man's brother, was arrested for murder, a government spokesman in the city said. The brother raised the alarm about the stowaway's condition when the ferry docked in Spain but emergency services could do nothing to...
  • CNN/WSJ Poll Trump Leads Walker, Bush

    08/03/2015 8:06:32 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 17 replies ^ | 8/2/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Poll: Trump leads Walker, Bush Donald Trump leads a new NBC/WSJ poll published Sunday Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rick Perry are on the bubble for making the Fox News debate on Thursday Washington (CNN)Businessman Donald Trump is still riding high in a new poll, just days ahead of the much anticipated first GOP presidential primary debate. He drew 19% support in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday, ahead of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 15% and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 14% Those three were followed by neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 10%, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Loretta Lynch Embeds Federal Agents In Baltimore To Help Control Embarrassment of Growing Crisis

    08/03/2015 7:59:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | sundance
    BALTIMORE After 10 people were shot seven of them in one incident overnight in Baltimore following the citys most violent month in decades, police announced Sunday that 10 federal agents will embed with the citys homicide unit for the next two months. The special agents detailed to the city from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service represent a flipping of the script of sorts, Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. Thats a bit unusual because local police departments ...
  • Welcome to Maine, nobody cares if youre buying Zig-Zags

    08/03/2015 7:59:19 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies ^ | August 1, 2015 | Hunter Smith
    On an afternoon like any other, I was in a store like any other, a general store. I got to the register at the same time as another customer and motioned for him to go first. His clothes were worn but neat, his skin was tan but clean, and his sunglasses were spotless: he was unmistakably from out of town. He approached the register and made a request under his breath, papers. What? replied the cashier as a line formed behind me.
  • Why Ted Cruz Has More To Gain As The Presidential Election Campaigns Gear Up

    08/03/2015 7:36:30 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 20 replies ^ | 7/28/2015 | Jack Dennis
    Sen. Ted Cruz, on Friday at the end of a nearly 20-minute speech on the Senate floor, accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying to him. Sen. Ted Cruz, on Friday at the end of a nearly 20-minute speech on the Senate floor, accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying to him. Ted Cruz, the first Latino elected to the Senate from Texas and the first Hispanic law clerk for a chief justice of the Supreme Court, has more potential to gain than other presidential candidates as citizens begin to learn more about him. Most voters have yet...
  • We must talk about Islam: A faith that affects everyone should be susceptible to critique by all

    08/03/2015 7:26:03 AM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Salon ^ | August 2, 2015 | Jeffrey Taylor
    Eight months after it suffered one of the worst terrorist attacks in French history, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo continues to provoke wrongheaded, confused and even cowardly analysis that disregards the facts and betrays a failure to understand or a refusal to recognize the stakes we in the West all have in what the publication stands for: freedom of expression. Lest we forget those facts: on Jan. 7, the brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi burst into the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, and, shouting Allahu akbar! systematically gunned down staff members and others present. After doing so,...
  • Man opened fire on party after no one would sing 'Happy Birthday' to his girlfriend

    08/03/2015 6:26:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 62 replies ^ | July22, 2015 | Frida Garza
    A Minnesota man opened fire on a birthday party after the birthday party attendees would not sing "Happy Birthday" to his girlfriend, the New York Daily News reports. Delonte Thomas, 20, has been sentenced to nearly 28 years in prison for the shooting. The incident happened a year ago this month, when Thomas was at a birthday party for someone else. He reportedly started a fight with some partygoers for serenading the host, but not his girlfriend, whose birthday was happened to be the same day. He left the party and returned about 20 minutes later with a semi-automatic, and...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, August 3, 2015-- screed

    08/03/2015 5:06:07 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 42 replies
    8/3/15 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 8/3/15 ; 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". screed; noun/verb noun 1. a long discourse or essay, especially a diatribe. 2. an informal letter, account, or other piece of writing. 3. Building Trades. a.a strip of plaster or wood applied to a surface to be plastered to serve as a guide for making a true surface. b.a wooden strip serving as a guide for making a true level surface on a concrete pavement or the...