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  • ‘Ghostbusters’ Steps Right Into the Hostility of Gender Politics

    05/24/2016 6:39:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michael Capely and Brooks Barnes
    Sony Pictures needs to keep male moviegoers interested in its “Ghostbusters” reboot after an Internet attack on its female cast. Hillary Clinton wants women to throw their support behind her presidential campaign. In a strange confluence, those agendas risk colliding this week on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
  • Could Uber Drive Young People Into The Arms Of The GOP?

    05/24/2016 5:07:52 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/23/2016 | Staff
    Free Markets: When conservative activist Grover Norquist started arguing a couple years ago that Web-based sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb create “an opportunity for Republicans to make a comeback in cities,” the idea seemed a bit far-fetched. A new survey shows that he was on to something.
  • Death Touch on Steve Harvey's Big Time

    05/24/2016 4:35:19 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 30, 2009 | 94Henry94
    Death Touch on Steve Harvey's Big Time.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Milky Way Over the Spanish Peaks

    05/24/2016 4:28:10 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: That's not lightning, and it did not strike between those mountains. The diagonal band is actually the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, while the twin peaks are actually called the Spanish Peaks -- but located in Colorado, USA. Although each Spanish peak is composed of a slightly different type of rock, both are approximately 25 million years old. This serene yet spirited image composite was meticulously created by merging a series of images all taken from the same location on one night and early last month. In the first series of exposures, the background sky was built...
  • 241 DAYS

    05/24/2016 4:23:33 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 6 replies
    5/24/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 241 days, 5 hours, 41 minutes, 32 seconds until the pusillanimous unctuous disgusting venal Marxism-loving corrupt unaccomplished crazed arrogant sanctimonious Christophobic nefarious belligerent deleterious lying repulsive pugnacious brazenly-hypocritical imperious preening maniacal Godless opportunistic trifling insincere ruinous prideful petty heinous autocratic twisted reality-inverting perverse Imperialist bragging transexual-favoring sacrilegious insidious vengeful tricky oily pathetic artificial querulous haughty glib self-centered constantly-golfing despicable Che-idolizing demonic cocky nihilistic destructive Islamic ruthless tragedy-celebrating malevolent miscreant caucasian-hating nasty loathsome homosexual Allah-worshiping failing criminal-coddling baneful patronizing oligarchist disasterous conspiracy-creating smug anti-American immodest freakish sissified thin-skinned toxic oppressive Internet-killing sociopathic hateful racist Mohammad-loving traitorous evil supercilious devious...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday May 24, 2016

    05/24/2016 4:09:24 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 9 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday May 24, 2016 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". jimjamsl[jim-jamz] -n1. extreme nervousness; jitters. 2. delirium tremens.[1540-50; gradational compound based on jam1. Cf. flimflam, jingle-jangle, etc.]
  • Conspiracy charge in Oregon standoff case can 'chill' political dissent, defense lawyer says

    05/24/2016 3:58:55 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/23/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal conspiracy charge against 25 occupiers accused of stopping federal officers from doing their work at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is constitutionally vague and has the potential to "chill the most crucial First Amendment activity"-political dissent, defense lawyer Amy Baggio argued Monday. The charge provides a "sphere of protection" for federal employees, but it's so broadly worded that it could restrict free speech and assembly designed to criticize the federal government and how its employees exercise their duties, Baggio said. "This statute can chill, it can threatened not only First Amendment expression but the Second Amendment right to...
  • Kendall and Kylie Jenner to release a second novel

    05/24/2016 3:37:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | May 24, 2016 | Derek Lawrence
    Having already dominated the worlds of reality TV, fashion, modeling, social media, and internet gossip, Kendall and Kylie Jenner are giving their literary careers another go. The celebrity sisters, who previously dipped their toes into writing in 2014 with their debut novel, Rebels: City of Indra, are set to release a follow-up, titled Time of the Twins, to the science fiction story.
  • Today's Toons 5/24/16

    05/24/2016 3:36:21 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 5 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 5/24/16 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • Knife Check at NRA Meeting in Louisville, 2016

    05/24/2016 1:34:41 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | May 20, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Open carry is unrestricted at the NRA annual meeting in Louisville, Ky, this year. But with presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Leadership Forum, the Secret Service set up a system to stop the entrance of people with guns and knives. Doug Ritter of Knife Rights realized that the carry of pocket knives is common with people across the United States, and that it is a major inconvenience to trudge a half mile back to a parked car to deposit a pocket knife after walking through a quarter mile line to hear the speakers.
  • (VANITY) Muslims riot in Germany

    05/23/2016 11:24:09 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    RTL | 5-24-2016 | GC
    I am in currently in Germany, sipping on some morning OJ and watching the news on RTL. They just ran a brief segment reporting that 50 Muslim "refugees" rioted at a refugee center. (I think they said it was in Dresden) 6 were injured, including 2 children. That is all.
  • Hiker Nudges Black Rattlesnake from Letchworth State Park Road

    05/23/2016 10:45:49 PM PDT · by djf · 27 replies
    The Genesee Sun ^ | 5/23/2016 | Conrad Baker
    Short but interesting vid at the source! Since I grew up there, I am always listening/watching...
  • Obama’s transgender bathroom directive is even worse than you think

    05/23/2016 10:40:42 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 41 replies
    https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/ ^ | May 23, 2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    If you, like 55% of U.S. parents with school-age children, oppose the POS’s latest stunt, ordering all schools, colleges and universities that receive federal financial assistance to allow so-called “transgenders” — a biological impossibility — to use the rest- or locker-room of their predilection, instead of in accordance to their biological plumbing, it’s even worse than you think.
  • A group photo of everyone who has been lifted out of poverty by Democrat policies.

    You'll find no Valedictorian pictured.
  • [2 hrs 44 minutes Video] President Ronald Reagan Assassination Attempt CNN Coverage 3-30-1981

    05/23/2016 9:04:19 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 9 replies
    JFK1963NEWSVIDEOS YouTube ^ | Published on March 13, 2016 | CNN
    From Monday March 30th, 1981 CNN Live Coverage of the Assassination attempt of the 40th President of The United States Ronald Reagan. Coverage starts at 2:00 P.M E.T with President Reagan speaking to the AFL-CIO at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Reagan was shot by John Hinkley Jr. at 2:27 P.M E.T and Reagan was rushed to George Washington University Hospital
  • Parts of New Orleans Are Sinking Fast, Study Finds

    05/23/2016 8:20:30 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 31 replies
    NBCnews ^ | 5/22/2016 | Tim Stelloh
    New Orleans is sinking fast — with one neighborhood losing as much as an inch per year, a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research found. The study, which was conducted between 2009 and 2012 and published last week, used GPS and radar, including one device that captured images from seven miles above ground. The most threatened section of the already-below-sea level city is Michoud, a neighborhood that sits between Lake Ponchartrain and Lake Borguen, and is being swallowed up at a rate of half an inch to just over one inch per year, the researchers found.
  • Tony Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star's Death

    05/23/2016 7:48:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | May 23, 2016
    SAN DIEGO — Tony Gwynn's widow and two children filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer's death. The suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by Alicia Gwynn and her children, Tony Jr. and Anisha Gwynn-Jones. The suit says Gwynn started dipping as a 17-year-old freshman ballplayer at San Diego State. He died of cancer of the right parotid salivary gland on June 16, 2014, at 54.
  • Apple Sued Over iPhones Making Calls and Sending Email

    05/23/2016 7:39:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | May 23, 2016, 11:29 A.M. ET | by Don Reisinger
    Apple has been hit by one of the more shocking patent lawsuits in recent memory.A company that seemingly does nothing but license patents or, if necessary, sue other companies to get royalties, has taken aim at Apple But here’s the kicker: the lawsuit alleges that Apple’s last several iPhones and iPads violate a slew of patents related to seemingly standard features, including the ability to place calls as well as sending and receiving emails. A total of six patent infringement claims were brought against Apple by Corydoras Technologies on May 20, according to Apple-tracking site Patently Apple, which obtained...
  • Bernezuela--Do You Really Want To Go There?

    05/23/2016 7:35:04 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 28 replies
    Every other aspect of American life usually involves informed consent. Is Bernie providing you with Informed Consent?
  • Tied in heat all day, angry camel severs owner’s head

    05/23/2016 7:29:08 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 45 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 23, 2016 | Vimal Bhatia
    JAISALMER: Left in the heat with its legs tied all day, a camel attacked its owner and severed his head in anger in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Saturday. About 25 villagers struggled for 6 hours to calm the animal down. Urjaram of Mangta village was entertaining guests at his house on Saturday night when he suddenly realised that his camel had been out in the heat all day with its legs tied. He was attacked when he tried to untie the annoyed animal. "The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body...
  • Apple Asks Suppliers To Produce 72-78 Million iPhone7s This Year, A 2-Year High

    05/23/2016 6:59:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    Barron's Asia ^ | May 23, 2016, 3:26 A.M. ET | By Shuli Ren
    Taiwan’s Apple (AAPL) supply chain manufacturers soared, with the TAIEX Index closing 2.6% higher after media reports that Apple is asking its suppliers to prepare for much higher-than-expected iPhone 7 production for 2016. Taiwan’s Economic Daily said Apple had asked its suppliers to produce 72 to 78 million new iPhones by the end of the year, the highest production target in about two years. The street had expected only 65 million iPhone 7s to be produced this year. According to the Taiwan newspaper, Hon Hai Precision Technology (2317.Taiwan) will remain the key assembler for iPhone 7 and Pegatron Corp. (4938.Taiwan)...
  • Trump: suicide of Bill Clinton's counsel Vince Foster 'very fishy' – as it happened

    05/23/2016 6:59:40 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 336 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | May 23, 2016
    Moments before his on-air interview with Bill O’Reilly, a Washington Post interview with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump indicated that the real estate tycoon is tentatively exploring one of the most infamous conspiracy theories about Bill Clinton’s presidency as he readies his general election battle plan against Hillary Clinton. In the interview, Trump called theories that the Clintons were behind the 1993 death of deputy White House counsel Vince Foster “very serious,” calling the circumstances of his suicide “very fishy.” “He had intimate knowledge of what was going on,” Trump said. “He knew everything that was going on and...
  • I swear this is the last Marvel film I see: Captain America reviewed

    05/23/2016 6:56:03 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 30 April 2016 | Deborah Ross
    Captain America: Civil War is the 897th installment — or something like it — in the Marvel comic franchise. This time round, the superheroes take sides, with the marketing asking if you’re #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan but not if you’re #TeamNeither, as would be most useful in my case. I swear this is the last Marvel film I will see as I never get anything out of them and whatever I say only sets the fans against me, which is not what you want at my age.
  • CHP Involved in Low-Speed Chase of Baby Geese on Interstate 80

    05/23/2016 6:39:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, May 23, 2016 | Dianne de Guzman
    At about 9 a.m. on Sunday, CHP officers were tasked with an unusual call: A flock of baby geese had wandered onto westbound Interstate 80 near the Ashby Avenue exit. In a Facebook post on the incident, CHP showed endearing footage of officers escorting the geese via vehicle along the freeway. When officers arrived on scene to find the geese, the animals were found in the left lanes of the freeway, said Officer Sean Wilkenfeld with CHP Oakland. "We ran a traffic break and we stopped the freeway so we can get them corralled to the right hand shoulder —...
  • Four Refugees With Infectious Tuberculosis Sent to Indiana in 2015

    05/23/2016 6:36:41 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Four refugees sent to Indiana by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2015 were diagnosed with active tuberculosis once they arrived in the Hoosier State, according to the Indiana Department of Health. Active tuberculosis (TB) is infectious, while so-called “latent TB” is not infectious. But 10 percent of those infected with latent TB develop active infectious TB. In 2015, almost 400 migrants with latent TB settled in Indiana, according to state records. The state’s TB rate had declined for the 54 years up to 2010, but is now increasing as more migrants settle in the state. “Tuberculosis is one...
  • Restaurant owner found guilty of death by chicken tikka masala

    05/23/2016 6:23:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    The owner of an Indian restaurant was found guilty Monday of killing one of his customers — after he cut corners whipping up an order of chicken tikka masala. A jury in Teesside Crown Court in North Yorkshire, England, found 52-year-old Mohammed Zaman guilty of manslaughter and gross negligence because he switched out almond powder for a cheaper ground nut mix containing peanuts, according to the BBC.
  • "Eating our bacon reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber by 100 per cent"

    05/23/2016 6:15:17 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sinead MacLaughlin and Louise Cheer
    A butcher's sign that said eating his bacon reduced the chance of someone being a suicide bomber has raised a few eyebrows. A photo posted on social media showed a sign up in the window of Jeff Rapley's butchery, Rapley's Midtown Quality Meats, in Narooma on the NSW South Coast. 'Eating two strips of Rapley's award-winning bacon for breakfast reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber by 100 per cent,' the sign read. Despite the controversy, Mr Rapley said bacon sales had increased and he was almost out of stock. But he did not mean to cause any offence...
  • Christopher Walken reads The Raven

    05/23/2016 5:55:43 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec. 20, 2013 | Erica Elizabeth Ravenwood
    Christopher Walken reads The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. A short film starring Christopher Walken.
  • Astronomers just discovered a rare dwarf galaxy that's loaded with precious elements

    05/23/2016 5:24:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 5/23/16 | BEC CREW
    Scientists have been searching for the origin of some of the most precious metals on Earth - including gold, silver, and platinum - for almost six decades. And now we might finally have the answer. Heavy, and often valuable elements like these are called r-process elements, and they require an incredible amount of energy to produce. So far, no one's been able to explain how they came to exist in the Universe. But the discovery that an ancient dwarf galaxy called Reticulum II - about 98,000 light-years from Earth - has stars that contain a "whopping" amount of these metals...
  • Target CEO Blames Weather For Tanking Business…No, Seriously

    05/23/2016 5:23:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 54 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 05/23/2016 | Brandon Morse
    The dumpster fire that is the national superstore known as Target has had quite a rough time lately. And is it any wonder? They can’t seem to get their act together when it comes to pleasing their customers. First they ban guns within their stores because “safety.” Then they began allowing men into women’s restrooms because “equality.” Then they are currently suing a guy who stopped another guy from stabbing a girl to death because…well, because they’re dumb. The American people responded, and as can be expected, Target’s ship has begun to sink. Not only did well over a million...
  • Amish teens clocked at 110 mph face alcohol charges

    05/23/2016 4:30:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    wndu.com ^ | May 23, 2016
    Five Amish teens face alcohol-related charges after their 2001 Dodge Caravan was clocked at 110 miles per hour. The teens were spotted Friday night while driving southbound on US 31 in Fulton County. As the Indiana State Police troopers caught up with the van, the teens allegedly started throwing alcohol containers out of the vehicle. An investigation found that the 17-year-old male driver was operating the vehicle on a learner's permit and had consumed alcohol. Inside the vehicle, troopers spotted numerous alcohol containers, multiple cases of beer, and a jug of whiskey. There were two female passengers, ages 16...
  • TEXAS IMMIGRATION FACILITY TO HOUSE TRANSGENDER DETAINEES

    05/23/2016 3:39:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    AP ^ | May 23, 2016 | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    DALLAS (AP) -- A detention facility for immigrants set to open later this year in Texas will include a special unit for transgender people, the second of its kind in the federal system. The privately-run facility under construction in Alvarado, Texas, southwest of Dallas, will include 36 beds for transgender detainees, according to a statement Monday from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The facility is expected to open in November.
  • ANGELINA JOLIE TO TEACH AT LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

    05/23/2016 3:17:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    AP ^ | May 23, 2016
    LONDON (AP) -- Oscar-winning actress and activist Angelina Jolie has been appointed a visiting professor at one of Britain's most prestigious universities. The London School of Economics announced Monday that Jolie will be working with students studying for a master's degree in Women, Peace and Security.
  • Banker Plunges to His Death After Eating Magic Mushrooms

    05/23/2016 2:14:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | Tina Moore
    A Merrill Lynch analyst ate a handful of magic mushrooms in his Manhattan apartment Sunday morning — and then plunged to his death out of his 26th-floor window, police sources said. Alex Lagowitz, 23, was found dead on a third-floor, outdoor patio around 10 a.m. — directly below his bedroom window at Windsor Court on East 31st Street and Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill, the sources said.
  • UCLA incident is indicative of larger issues (students protest loony left agenda)

    05/23/2016 2:14:30 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 17 replies
    The Daily Trojan ^ | May 17, 2016 | Raz Nakhlawi
    Four students, none of whom could be older than 22, smiled for a photo. Dressed like slick, young L.A. professionals, they struck poses that wouldn’t be out of place in an Instagram post. But upon closer inspection, it is clear that these students were criticizing the new federal guidance that allows transgender people to use bathrooms of their choice. “There are only two genders,” one sign read. “Get your agenda out of my restroom” the other read. And finally, “Transgenderism is a mental disorder.” The women are members of the Bruin Republicans, attending an event at UCSB held by Young...
  • National Forest Service Plans to Let Blazes Burn Amid Predictions of Fiery Summer

    05/23/2016 1:12:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/23 | Noreen O'Donnell
    Change comes as state readies for a potentially dangerous fire season. "We’ve got to change course in the way we manage fire," professor saysIn the 40 years since fires sparked by lightning have been allowed to burn unabated in a section of Yosemite National Park, ecologist Scott Stephens has watched extensive conifer forests grow back as a patchwork of not just trees, but also meadows with wetland plants. Places in the Illilouette Creek Basin that were typically dry are now covered with four inches of water, said Stephens, a professor of fire science at the University of California at...
  • Hillary Says "America Needs a Raise" During SEIU rally today, BUT..

    05/23/2016 12:28:37 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 26 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    During a rally with SEIU today in California, Clinton said "America needs a raise", directing her comment at Trump who once said "wages are too high"..
  • ‘Whoever Loves Austria Is S***’ – Austria’s New President Hates His Own Country

    05/23/2016 12:21:48 PM PDT · by quesney · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23 ,2016 | Raheem Kassam 23
    They called it an “election gimmick” and a “campaign gag”, but the new president-elect of Austria once presided over his party’s campaign that declared: “Anyone who loves Austria must be shit”. Alexander Van der Bellen – who appears to have defeated the Freedom Party’s Norbert Hofer by around just 30,000 of nearly five million votes – has a track record of opposing the nation state as a concept, and his own as a reality. In 2007, while he was leader of the Austrian Greens, the party published a picture of a dog with the Austrian flag in its mouth. The...
  • Police Rescue Hikers Cornered by Coyote

    05/23/2016 11:57:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/22/16
    Police rescued two people Sunday morning after a coyote cornered the pair as they were hiking in a Burlingame park with their dogs. At 9:07 a.m., officers responded to a report of a coyote threatening hikers and their dogs at Mills Canyon Park, located on Adeline Drive, according to police. The hikers were walking on trails inside the park when they stumbled on the coyote. At one point, the hikers became cornered by the coyote, which seemed to be interested in the dogs. Officers arrived at the scene and were able to scare off the coyote. The officers then safely...
  • Mohammed Inaugurates World’s First 3D-Printed Office in Dubai

    05/23/2016 11:41:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, May 23, 2016
    UAE is an incubator of innovation and future technology: MohammedHis Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, stated that the UAE has emerged as one of the major incubators of innovation and future technology in the world today, and its focused initiatives to shape the future have become global models that can be emulated in all sectors. "We implement what we plan, and we pursue actions not theories. The rapidly changing world requires us to accelerate our pace of development, for history does not recognize our plans but...
  • Todays Worship Music

    05/23/2016 11:37:57 AM PDT · by mountn man · 4 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFOojfjRE64
  • Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ Islam

    05/23/2016 11:07:24 AM PDT · by wtd · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2016 | James Delingpole
    Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ IslamIslam is a “criminal” ideology which deserves to be ranked with “Nazism, fascism and communism”, is “incompatible with the principles of European law” and, like its totalitarian predecessors, must inevitably be defeated. So argues Czech lawyer, activist and politician Klára Samková in a hard hitting lecture she delivered earlier this week in the Czech Parliament to an audience including (some rather bemused) ambassadors from Muslim countries – including the Turkish ambassador who, with several others, walked out half way through.
  • Discovery could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer

    05/23/2016 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    phys.org ^ | 23 MAY 2016 | Provided by: University of Texas at Dallas
    A University of Texas at Dallas researcher has made a discovery that could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer than current ones. Dr. Kyeongjae Cho, professor of materials science and engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, has discovered new catalyst materials for lithium-air batteries that jumpstart efforts at expanding battery capacity. The research was published in Nature Energy. "There's huge promise in lithium-air batteries. However, despite the aggressive research being done by groups all over the world, those promises are not being delivered in real life," Cho said....
  • Mike the Tiger, LSU's live mascot, has cancer

    05/23/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 12 replies
    nola.com ^ | 23 May 2016 | Carlie Kollath
    According to LSU, Mike VI has been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma. He has a tumor in his face near his nose. "Currently, Mike's attitude and demeanor are unchanged, and he does not appear to be in pain," LSU said. His veterinary team, led by Dr. David Baker, has come up with a treatment plan that will hopefully extend his life for another one to two years. Without treatment, LSU said he would die in one to two months.
  • Big win for Bank of America as court overturns $1.3 billion penalty in 'Hustle' fraud case

    05/23/2016 10:23:58 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 4 replies
    biz journals ^ | 23 May 2016 | Jen Wilson
    Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) on Monday notched a major legal win when a U.S. appeals court overturned a $1.27 billion penalty handed down in a high-profile fraud case tied to mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit prior to the financial crisis of 2008.
  • Zika outbreak fuelled by mosquito control failure, says WHO boss

    05/23/2016 9:56:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    The spread of Zika is the price being paid for a massive policy failure on mosquito control, says World Health Organization leader Margaret Chan. Speaking at the agency's annual World Health Assembly, Dr Chan said experts had "dropped the ball" in the 1970s with regards to getting a handle on disease-carrying insects. More than 60 countries and territories now have continuing Zika transmission. Most recently, the infection, spread by mosquito bites, reached Africa. ... Eradication campaigns were successful in the Americas with 18 countries getting rid of the insect by 1962. But insecticide resistance plus a lack of political will...
  • Supreme Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal Again

    05/23/2016 9:49:06 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    cbs local chicongo ^ | 23 May 2016
    The nation’s highest court first rejected Blagojevich’s request in March, but his attorneys filed a petition for rehearing in April. The Supreme Court turned down that petition Monday without comment.
  • Christianity: An Antidote to Tyranny

    05/23/2016 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | Clifford Staples
    Christianity: An Antidote to TyrannyClifford Staples Like all modern tyrants, Karl Marx hated religion, Christianity in particular, because he understood that it was going to be very difficult if not impossible to get men to follow him so long as they continued to follow Jesus Christ, and so the first thing an aspiring tyrant in the middle of Christian Europe needed to do was to uproot and destroy Christianity. With Christ dwelling in the hearts of men there was no room for the atheist humanism that Marx and others were proposing as an alternative. But without God men could be...
  • TWITTER: Dr. Seuss rips Hillary over Benghazi

    05/23/2016 9:41:29 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 5-23-16 | DFU
  • Donald Trump Wanted A White-Versus-Black Season Of “The Apprentice”

    05/23/2016 9:39:42 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    uk progressive ^ | 23 May 2016
    Explaining to listeners that he “wasn’t particularly happy” with the show’s most recent season, Trump said he was mulling “an idea that is fairly controversial — creating a team of successful African-Americans versus a team of successful whites. Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world.” (In a bizarre bit of time-capsule trivia, multiple critics suggested Trump was inspired by a reality show that ABC had recently yanked before airing, Welcome to the Neighborhood, which would have allowed three white families in suburban Texas to choose their new neighbors from among a...