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  • Today's Toons 2/23/17

    02/23/2017 3:49:38 AM PST · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 2/23/17 | pookie18
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  • Protests erupt in LA after off-duty cop was filmed pulling his GUN and opening fire at a gang of tee

    02/23/2017 12:12:16 AM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 February 2017 | staffer
    Crowds of people have gathered to protest against an off-duty officer who was caught on camera almost shooting a 13-year-old who he was scuffling with outside his home. The protests were sparked after a video that was filmed on Tuesday afternoon emerged showing the confrontation between the off-duty LAPD cop and a large gang of teens who he had apparently accused of walking on his lawn. The confrontation ends with the officer pulling his gun out and firing a shot that did not hit anyone as the teens flee. Before that, the officer was filmed struggling with one teen who...
  • Just been kicked off the plane, not going to New York. I feel like a criminal: British-born Muslim t

    02/23/2017 12:03:47 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 February 2017 | GARETH DAVIES and STEPH COCKROFT FOR MAILONLINE
    A Welsh Muslim teacher filmed the moment he was made to feel like a 'criminal' when he was hauled off a US-bound flight in front of his students. Juhel Miah, 25, was due to fly to New York from Reykjavik with students from Llangatwg Comprehensive in Aberdulais, Neath Port Talbot, South Wales, when a US official escorted him off the plane in an 'unjustified act of discrimination'. The maths teacher - who has a British passport and a valid visa for travel - was not given a reason, but was forced to stay in a 'horrendous' hotel until school officials...
  • Yet Another 10 Underrated ’80s Bands You Need to Hear Now

    02/22/2017 10:15:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 224 replies
    L.A. Weekly ^ | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017 | LIZ OHANESIAN
    It's hard to resist the siren call of the 1980s. After the late-1970s explosion of punk and the advent of user-friendly synthesizers, even pop music started to sound pretty weird. It's no wonder that people remain obsessed with this highly creative decade. And so, L.A. Weekly is back with its third installment of "Underrated ’80s Bands You Need to Hear Now," featuring another 10 groups that deserve a place in your vinyl (or digital) libraries. Romeo Void "I might like you better if we slept together." If you grew up in Los Angeles listening to ’80s KROQ, then you no...
  • How Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes Made Peace With the Paris Attacks

    02/22/2017 9:45:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    L.A. Weekly ^ | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017 | STEVE APPLEFORD
    Jesse Hughes doesn't have nightmares anymore. He sleeps peacefully through the night, curled up in his bed. It's the waking hours that are hard, as memories of Paris return with a jolt from a random smell or image on the street, taking him back to that night of violence and fear. More than a year has passed since heavily armed terrorists aligned with the Islamic State walked into the Paris theater Le Bataclan and shattered the lives of those gathered for an evening of seething rock & roll from Hughes and his band, Eagles of Death Metal. The band narrowly...
  • Geordie Put-Downs: The Wittiest North East Ways to Put You in Your Place

    02/22/2017 9:27:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    ChronicleLive ^ | 21 FEB 2017 | BYSARA NICHOL
    Geordies are known to be some of the friendliest people on the planet but, get on our nerves, and we can quickly put you in your place. It’s been confirmed Tyneside was the birth place of the word ‘charva’ and you can barely walk through Toon on a Friday night without hearing someone being described as a ‘workyticket’. Here’s a look at some of the best Geordie put-downs. Charva/Charv Usage: “How man, have a deek at them charvas gannin’ radgie owa there”. It’s basically the Geordie word for ‘chav’. The Oxford English Dictionary’s online service confirmed the term was born...
  • Wales Is Hosting its First Ever Alcohol-Free Beer Festival

    02/22/2017 9:02:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 FEB 2017 | MARK SMITH
    It will take place in Pembrokeshire on St David's DayWales is set to host its first alcohol-free beer festival in a bid to encourage the public to adopt a healthier relationship with booze. The free event, which will be held in Pembrokeshire on St David’s Day, promises to offer a wide range of alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers to sample. It will also be serving up free meat and vegetable curries to the sober visitors, as well as traditional Welsh cawl. Andrew Misell, from the charity Alcohol Concern , laid down a challenge to the drinks business in Wales to do...
  • DEA agents storm Iron Addicts Gym in Miami

    02/22/2017 8:32:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    WPLG, ABC Local 10, Fort Lauderdale ^ | 5:27 PM, February 22, 2017 | Peter Burke, Amanda Batchelor
    Patrons at the Iron Addicts Gym in Miami said they were disrupted from their morning workouts Wednesday by DEA agents who raided the facility. Ten people were arrested on warrants for selling anabolic steroids, including Richard Rodriguez, a part-owner of the business. Several gym patrons posted about their experiences on Facebook and Instagram, sharing photos of DEA agents in the gym. One man wrote on Facebook that “there is a hormone club for prescription upstairs.” …
  • Yale Study: Zika May Affect Male Fertility

    02/22/2017 8:28:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Connecticut Post ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Amanda Cuda
    The mosquito-borne Zika virus doesn’t only lead to birth defects, it could also lead to fertility problems in males. Well, in male mice, at least. A Yale University study found the virus reduced the size of testes — a condition known as testicular atrophy — in infected mice for up to 21 days. This can allow for sexual transmission of the virus and may impair male fertility. This builds on information that’s already known about how Zika affects sperm, said Ryuta Uraki, the study’s first author and a postdoctoral associate at the Yale School of Medicine. The team of researchers...
  • Texas to feral pigs: It's time for the 'hog apocalypse' to begin

    02/22/2017 7:57:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 61 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 22nd, 2017 | Maria Gallucci
    Texas has a new plan for its 2.5 million feral hogs: total annihilation. Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use. "The 'hog apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon," Miller said in a statement on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: First human-pig chimeras created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs — and debate "This solution is long overdue," he added. "Wild hogs have caused extensive damage to Texas lands and loss of income for many, many years." Texas's agriculture commission estimates that feral hogs cause $52 million in damage each...
  • Old Man River Tommy Emmanuel Acoustic Guitar Solo

    02/22/2017 7:44:20 PM PST · by P-Marlowe · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/3/16 | Music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
    This is another classic song arranged for Acoustic Guitar and played by the incomparable Tommy Emmanuel. A haunting rendition made even more haunting by tuning the guitar down a full tone.
  • (Vanity) Stockholm self conflagration by Swedish Government

    02/22/2017 7:35:31 PM PST · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    2/22/17 | kartographer
    Let's look at well documented Swedish Government self conflagration of Stockholm.
  • The ‘deep state’ is real. The ‘alt right’ is fake

    02/22/2017 7:34:45 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2 Feb, 2017 | Ed Rogers
    Here’s a fact for the media to chew on: The “deep state” is here. As outlined in Foreign Policy, the concept of the deep state is nothing new. But the Trump presidency may serve as the galvanizing force that links some of the formal established Democratic opposition forces, including MoveOn.org, government unions and Black Lives Matter with the informal deep-state cadre of disgruntled liberal bureaucrats, the hostile mainstream media and the usual suspects on the left. It’s a troubling phenomenon, with anti-Trump organizations and Democratic-aligned civil servants conspiring to actively work against the incumbent government. There might not be any...
  • Hair-raising video shows stealthy coyote follow doctor into his office in South Carolina

    02/22/2017 7:27:59 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 21, 2017 | AVIANNE TAN
    A security camera recently captured the hair-raising moment a coyote stealthily followed a doctor into his office in South Carolina. The doctor -- Steven Poletti, an orthopedic surgeon -- said the harrowing incident happened early in the morning on Feb. 15 while he was walking into work at the Southeastern Spine Institute in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Poletti had no idea a coyote was behind him until they were both inside the building, he told ABC News today.
  • Pamela Anderson Stands Up for Men Falsely Accused of Rape

    02/22/2017 7:25:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2017 | Oli Coleman
    Pamela Anderson says she has been inspired by her friendship with Julian Assange to campaign for men who have been falsely accused of rape. In an interview on Russia’s RT network, Anderson said that Sweden — where WikiLeaks founder Assange is accused of sex crimes — “has these very progressive laws against sexual crimes, whatever you want to call it. It’s almost too progressive, it’s almost paralyzing,” she added on its “Going Underground” show. “I’m going to actually start campaigning for men who have been victims of being accused of rape when they haven’t actually done anything.”
  • (VANITY) CNN DNC debate.

    02/22/2017 7:10:46 PM PST · by Panhandle.deporable · 44 replies
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    Anyone watching the CNN d.n.c. debate? On live now. Hilarious.
  • Harvard Is Giving Rihanna Its 'Humanitarian of the Year Award'

    02/22/2017 5:51:27 PM PST · by drewh · 10 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 6:44 pm, February 22nd, 2017 | by Dana Eisenberg
    If you didn’t fall in love with Rihanna during this year’s Grammy Awards, you surely will now. On February 28th, the singer is headed to Harvard University to accept their Humanitarian Award. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation’s director told the Harvard Gazette, “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of- the-art center for nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados.” That’s not all. She also has a scholarship fund, and she’s worked with the Global Citizen project, among other contributions. It’s a big honor, and she’s in excellent company. Chelsey Sullenberger, Malala Yousafzai...
  • Grant Ronnebeck (murdered by DREAMer) - MUST watch video!

    02/22/2017 5:24:45 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 6 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 6/6/16 | Steve Ronnebeck
    I didn't find this video on Freep, so thought I'd post it. I've been posting it a lot on Huffington and sending it to every Trump bashing lib I can find because the video is extremely powerful. There IS blood on the hands of Obama and every last Rat and RINO who keep supporting open borders and non-enforcement. They ARE the REAL sc*mbags Ms. Maxine Waters!!!!
  • New macOS ransomware spotted in the wild

    02/22/2017 5:15:34 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    Macworld ^ | February 22, 2017 | By Lucian Constantin
    The program’s creator asks for payments but doesn’t have the encryption key to unlock victims’ files A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through BitTorrent websites, and users who fall victim to it won’t be able to recover their files, even if they pay. Crypto ransomware programs for macOS are rare. This is the second such threat found in the wild so far, and it’s a poorly designed one. The program was named OSX/Filecoder.E by the malware researchers from antivirus vendor ESET who found it. OSX/Filecoder.E masquerades as a cracking tool for commercial software like Adobe Premiere...
  • UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

    02/22/2017 5:15:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 7:44 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday. With over 20 million people at risk of starvation over the next six months and famine already declared in parts of South Sudan, “we are facing a tragedy,” Guterres said. “We must avoid it becoming a catastrophe.” Convening reporters for a briefing at the U.N. headquarters, Guterres amplified concerns that U.N. officials and humanitarian groups have expressed in recent weeks about the...
  • Don Pedro Dam

    02/22/2017 3:20:54 PM PST · by keat · 24 replies
    http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryDaily?DNP ^ | February 21, 2017, 15:09 PST | self
  • Industry: Philadelphia soda tax killing sales, layoffs loom

    02/22/2017 3:15:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 11:00 AM EST
    Some Philadelphia supermarkets and beverage distributors say they’re gearing up for layoffs because the city’s new soda tax has cut beverage sales by 30 percent to 50 percent, worse than the city predicted. An owner of six supermarkets tells The Philadelphia Inquirer he expects to cut 300 jobs, and a soft drink distributor predicts a 20 percent workforce reduction. City officials expect business to rebound once customers get over sticker shock. …
  • Why good men are unwilling to lead - Socrates (Vanity - well, a test)

    02/22/2017 2:29:45 PM PST · by honurider · 6 replies
    2/22/2017 | Honurider
    This is second actual post, but first serious one and it was in reply to a question, but I screwed up formatting so I am trying it here. The question was regarding form of government. Since it was asked, here is something I was working on and never finished; I tend to have to many interests and focusing sometimes is hard. Long, but hope it answers question about government. “Good men are unwilling to rule, either for money's sake or for honor. They have no wish to be called mercenary for demanding to be paid, or thieves for making a...
  • Mexican man commits suicide after being deported from US

    02/22/2017 2:26:31 PM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2017 | Fox News
    A Mexican man who had a few days ago been deported from the U.S. took his life by jumping off a bridge near a border crossing that connects Tijuana and San Diego. Mexican authorities identified the man as Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 44, and said he had been deported from the U.S. three times.
  • Sweden IMPORTS CAMELS to give Somali Muslim migrants work and “promote integration”

    02/22/2017 1:55:54 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 42 replies
    Pamelagellar.com ^ | 02/23/2017 | Pamela Gellar
    Swedish political leadership has gone insane. They are importing camels and calling it “a job market initiative” in order to give Somali Muslim migrants work. Listen to this absurd phone call. The caller (an anonymous Swedish citizen journalist) is talking to Lena Salo, the Development Leader in the department of Social Resource administration in Gothenburg city. The Swedish term: Lena Salo, utvecklingsledare på social resursförvaltning Göteborg Stad. They are talking about importing camels into Sweden in order to put Somali Muslim migrants to work. According to the government’s thinking, not only will it give Muslim migrants work, the hope is...
  • Russia builds Reichstag replica for teens to attack at a patriot theme park near Moscow [tr]

    02/22/2017 1:25:59 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2017 | Gareth Davies
    The Russian military is building a replica of Berlin's Reichstag building as a playground for teenagers to attack at a patriotic theme park. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who made the announcement Wednesday, said the replica at the Patriot Park just outside Moscow will be smaller than life size. The images of Soviet Army soldiers hoisting the red flag over the Reichstag in May 1945 have been iconic in Russia, and speaking at parliament, he added to lawmakers' applause that the idea is for Yunarmia members 'to storm a specific location, not something abstract'.
  • Russian airline bans 400 air stewardesses from prestigious routes after deeming [tr]

    02/22/2017 1:21:06 PM PST · by C19fan · 99 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2017 | Will Stewart
    Russian airline Aeroflot has sparked outrage among its flight crew after banning as many as 400 'old, fat and ugly' stewardesses from prestigious foreign routes. A group of angry cabin staff has written to Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin to complain about their alleged treatment, supposedly part of a 'rebranding' exercise by the country's national carrier. Calling themselves STS - the Russian abbreviation for 'old, fat, ugly' - they say they are being prevented from flying on international routes, and instead given unfashionable domestic flights. One attendant Yevgenia Magurina complained: 'They told us all that only the young and thin will...
  • Radioactive boars are roaming Czech mountains after eating mushrooms contaminated [tr]

    02/22/2017 1:10:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2017 | Hannah Al-Othman
    Wild boar is a popular locally delicacy in the Czech Republic but fans of the meat have an unusual problem on their hands this winter - the boars are radioactive. The boars became contaminated by one of their most popular food sources - false truffles. A cold and snowy winter is forcing them to feed on false truffles, an underground mushroom common in the Sumava mountain region between the Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany - where wild boars roam free.
  • Scantily-clad Texan women are caught on camera brawling in the streets of Austin [tr]

    02/22/2017 1:09:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2017 | Staff
    A group of women, dressed to the nines for a night on the town, got into a fight in a brawl that was caught on camera by a witness. The incident happened sometime this year on 6th Street in Austin, Texas. The video shows one group of women getting into a verbal spat with another group of women, and then the two factions squaring off in a physical fight.
  • Deimos Grooms Himself to Metal [cat video]

    02/22/2017 1:05:28 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 2/22/17 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    I was listening to some metal, and Deimos started grooming himself. Song is "Caught in a Mosh," by Anthrax.
  • New Albany man found hanging upside down in tree naked (MS)

    02/22/2017 12:45:00 PM PST · by bgill · 35 replies
    wtva ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | unk
    Some scary moments for a New Albany man. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards say Shane Treadaway was sent to a Tupelo hospital Tuesday night. Authorities found him hanging upside down from a tree naked with a cable wrapped around him..."I was out walking my dog and just came home and a lady comes running down my brother's drive. I was thinking my brother was in trouble so I go out there to help after about three minutes in the woods I saw this man hanging upside down in the tree butt naked," said Jerry Feathers.
  • Vigil Planned Outside Queens Slaughterhouse Where Bull Escaped

    02/22/2017 12:30:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    NY1 ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    NEW YORK - Animal lovers will pay their respects to the bull that ran away from a Queens slaughterhouse and died Tuesday. A vigil is being held Wednesday night at the Aziz slaughterhouse on Beaver Road in Jamaica, where the bull escaped from. Bull Who Escaped from Queens Slaughterhouse Has Died Officers chased the bull through the streets for hours, shooting him with tranquilizers. He was eventually cornered at 158th street and 116th Avenue, nearly two miles away. The bull died while on its way to the Animal Care and Control Center in East New York, Brooklyn. The vigil begins...
  • Yeah, the AR15 is Now Becoming C&R Eligible

    02/22/2017 11:37:02 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 23 replies
    Forgotten Weapons ^ | 2/7/17 | Ian McCollum
    Given the status of the AR15 as the preeminent military rifle still today, it comes as a surprise to many people to learn just how old the gun really is. Civilian production of the SP-1 model by Colt actually began in 1964, which means that early SP-1 rifles started becoming Curio & Relic qualified back in 2014. Right now in 2017, more than 10,000 C&R AR15s exist – and this is one of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jowv167KdbM
  • FSU student organizations, community groups rally for undocumented students

    02/22/2017 11:36:43 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 16 replies
    WCTV.tv ^ | February 20, 2017 | Brittany Bedi
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Florida State University students and members of community organizations collaborated at FSU to make the school a safe-haven for undocumented students. The demonstrators want the FSU administration to publicly declare the university as a sanctuary campus. By doing so, demonstrators want university agencies to refuse to release the immigration status of undocumented students to Immigration or Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.
  • A whopping seven Earth-size planets were just found orbiting a nearby star

    02/22/2017 11:21:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Popular Science ^ | February 22, 2017 | Sarah Fecht
    Planet-hunters are always on the lookout for worlds that look like Earth—rocky planets that are not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to flow on the surface. Now scientists have hit the jackpot, discovering seven Earth-size exoplanets orbiting a single star just 39 light-years away. The star, named TRAPPIST-1, was thought to be home to three exoplanets. But with the help of a variety of observatories—including the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (a.k.a. TRAPPIST, the star's namesake), the Very Large Telescope in Chile, and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope—researchers found four more planets in the system. The...
  • Fossils Destroy Human Evolution Story Again

    02/22/2017 11:14:17 AM PST · by fishtank · 61 replies
    Creation-Evolution Headlines ^ | February 16, 2017 | Creation-Evolution Headlines staff
    Fossils Destroy Human Evolution Story Again Posted on February 16, 2017 The old picture of human evolution is in tatters again. “Your face is probably more primitive than a Neanderthal’s.” That surprising headline on the BBC News summarizes the radical change in thinking of leading evolutionary paleoanthropologists about so-called ‘modern’ humans: i.e., those members of our genus Homo that have been unblessed by the self-serving species name sapiens (“the wise”). If you read Richard Gray’s article without the assumption of evolution, you may find yourself questioning the sapience of some moderns.
  • UK: Vile [Muslim] racist spat in baby's face and told her mother: 'White people shouldn't breed'

    02/22/2017 11:09:47 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    Chronicle Live ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Rob Kennedy, Laura Hill
    Vile racist Rezzas Abdulla spat in a baby’s face and told her shocked mum “white people shouldn’t breed” in a disgraceful street attack. Hairdresser Rebecca Telford was wheeling nine-month-old Layla-Jean through South Shields when Abdulla launched the unprovoked afternoon assault, leaning into her pushchair to spit on her. The little girl was left covered in saliva, which sprayed across her face in the disgusting attack. A court heard Abdulla has previous for race hate offences and has “a problem with white women”. But now the 33-year-old, who has some mental health issues, has walked free from Newcastle Crown Court on...
  • Suicide Strike on Saudi Frigate Was the First Carried Out by Drone Boat

    02/22/2017 11:07:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | February 21, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    Last month, a Houthi vessel packed with explosives rammed a frigate of the Saudi Navy at high speed, killing two sailors and injuring three others. That small boat was unmanned was an unmanned drone, Defense News now reports, and this may be the first such attack by a drone boat. The attack on the Al Madinah-class frigate took place in broad daylight on January 30, in the Red Sea approximately 30 miles from the Yemeni port of Hudaydah. Three small boats approached the frigate. One got close enough to ram it, causing a large explosion. The others were "dealt with...
  • UPD: Woman calls police ‘Trump-loving pigs’, headbutts officer

    02/22/2017 10:56:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Alligator ^ | Feb 10, 2017 | Meryl Kornfield
    She and her boyfriend were arguing behind MidtownA couple arguing behind Midtown resisted arrest Thursday and called police “Trump-loving pigs,” University Police said. Amber Louise Thomas and Jesse Norton, both 27, were arguing at about 2 a.m. near Pascal’s Coffeehouse, according to a police report. An officer saw Norton shove Thomas to the ground with his shoulder. Thomas punched Norton in his face, according to the report. They both fell back from the force of the blow and police instructed them to stay on the ground. Both seemed drunk and said they were at a bar earlier, police said. After...
  • Alligator Decides to Play Third Wheel During Valentine’s Day pPcnic

    02/22/2017 10:46:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Alligator ^ | Feb 16, 2017 | Romy Ellenbogen
    A 3-to-4-foot gator approached a couple at UF, ate their food and took a cameraTwo Valentine’s Day picnics were crashed Tuesday by an uninvited guest: an alligator with an appetite. Tatiana Radulovic and her boyfriend, Chris Day, were eating a picnic dinner by the Baughman Center at Lake Alice on Tuesday when a 3-to-4-foot alligator began to approach at about 6:40 p.m. The pair, sitting near another couple, thought the alligator wouldn’t be an issue — until it went for their food. They said they had seen the alligator in the water while they were eating, but Radulovic, 19, told...
  • Just Now: Limbaugh Caves on Dreamers

    02/22/2017 10:34:32 AM PST · by Arm_Bears · 127 replies
    vanity | FEB 22 2017 | Arm_Bears
    Apparently, according to Rush, there's a price to be paid for following the law. It seems that price is always paid by law-abiding citizens.
  • ...Mysterious ancient human society was run by a 'female elite' and lived in sprawling stone...

    02/22/2017 10:29:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    Girl power! Mysterious ancient human society was run by a 'female elite' and lived in sprawling stone mansions ... The bodies were placed in sequential tombs over a 330 year period and spanned multiple generations. The finds reveal that a high degree of social differentiation and societal complexity existed in Chaco by the early 9th century. 'All societies are complex, but here we see a society with larger populations living in villages and cities and where major differences in status and wealth are evident,' Professor Kennett told MailOnline. ... The Chacoans, one of North America’s earliest complex societies, lived in...
  • Scientists discover gigantic 400 million year old extinct worm in Canadian museum

    02/22/2017 10:06:12 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    International business times ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | India Ashok
    new species of an extinct giant worm was found to have terrifyingly large snapping jaws. noting that its gigantic size is comparable to the living species of the 'giant eunicid' species, better known as 'Bobbit worms', which are considered to be terrifying and opportunistic ambush predators that use powerful jaws to capture their prey. We know that being giant is related to things like competitive dominance and the modern worms that get this big are fearsome predators.
  • The terrifying bobbit worm has a huge ancient cousin

    02/22/2017 9:59:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Earth Touch News ^ | February 22, 2017 | David Moscato
    In the tropical oceans of the Indo-Pacific, buried beneath the seafloor, dwells a nightmare predator named the bobbit worm. Known to grow up to three metres long, these worms are famous for swinging their bear-trap jaws so forcefully that they sometimes cut fish clean in half. And it turns out the "terror worm" has a long family history. Fossil remains from Ontario, Canada reveal that a similarly huge snap-jawed relative of the bobbit worm, named Websteroprion armstrongi, lurked in prehistoric seas around 400 million years ago.
  • Iron Dog 2017 Thread

    02/22/2017 9:51:14 AM PST · by Qiviut · 18 replies
    Iron Dog Official Website ^ | Various | Various
    I have not seen an Iron Dog 2017 Thread so I am posting one with links to 'coverage' articles (will post in comments as I find them) which are really great for keeping up with what is going on. The articles have some very good photos and also video so be sure and check them out! If you are on Facebook, the articles are being posted on "Alaska Life" & the link is: https://www.facebook.com/TheAlaskaLife/ Note: I follow Alaska Life all year, just because the photos of the Alaska scenery are so beautiful! The Iron Dog official website is: http://www.irondog.org/ You...
  • Dying for Windows 10 Creators Update? But wait, there's more! (Windows10 2017 roadmap)

    02/22/2017 9:42:39 AM PST · by dayglored · 24 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 22, 2017 | Shaun Nichols
    Microsoft roadmap lays out second big update for 2017 Microsoft has confirmed it is planning a second major update for Windows 10, which is to be piloted this year, and is seriously considering releasing it before 2018.This is according to word out of Microsoft's Ignite partner conference in Australia, where the Redmond software giant revealed its map for upcoming operating system updates in a session.Software engineer Rafael Rivera posted online screenshots of the operating system's roadmap, which shows that following the Creators Update release – due spring 2017 – a second, unnamed major Windows 10 update is slated to arrive...
  • Owning a cat won't make you mentally ill, study says

    02/22/2017 9:41:16 AM PST · by fruser1 · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | Fox News
    Owning a cat won't make you mentally ill, study says Although you may hold suspicions about your neighbor who feeds the local stray cats, new research has found no link between owning a feline and exhibiting psychotic symptoms. The University College London findings cast doubt on previous research, which suggested that people who grew up with cats are at a higher risk of mental illness. “The message for cat owners is clear: there is no evidence that cats pose a risk to children’s mental health,” Dr. Francesca Solmi, the study’s lead author, said in a news release. “In our study,...
  • Teen suicide attempts fell after same sex marriage became legal, study finds

    02/22/2017 9:34:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | AP
    CHICAGO -- Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found. The research found declines in states that passed laws allowing gays to marry before the Supreme Court made it legal nationwide. The results don't prove there's a connection, but researchers said policymakers should be aware of the measures' potential benefits for youth mental health.
  • Famous, But Not in the Hall

    02/22/2017 9:23:38 AM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    MMQB ^ | February 17, 2017 | Andy Benoit
    On a Friday night in New Orleans 20 years ago, Jerry Kramer sat in K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, the renowned Cajun restaurant of chef Paul Prudhomme, and celebrated his 61st birthday. Kramer was in town as a Senior Committee finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Family and friends had flown in from as far as Idaho, Kramer’s home state. He was expected to be voted into the Hall, ending 24 post-Packers years of waiting and wondering. Wondering why the NFL’s widely regarded best guard of the ’60s, an iconic member of Lombardi’s Packers, a five-time All-Pro and a five-time...
  • George Clooney BLASTS Donald Trump in furious rant: 'He's a Hollywood elitist!'

    02/22/2017 9:13:04 AM PST · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    U.K. Express ^ | 2/22/2017 | Rebecca Longmire
    Clooney, 55 - who is expecting twins with his wife Amal - referenced Trump's comments about Meryl Streep, after the actress hit out at the politician during her Golden Globes speech last month. The actor said, when quizzed on French TV show Rencontres de Cinema: “When Meryl spoke, everyone on that one side said, ‘well that’s elitist Hollywood speaking’. "Donald Trump has 22 acting credits in television. He collects $120,000 a year in his Screen Actors Guild pension fund. He is a Hollywood elitist." Clooney also added of the president's assistant: “Steve Bannon is a failed film writer and director....