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  • The College Football Czar: Week 6

    10/08/2015 6:52:48 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 6 Week five in review: The lesson through the first five weeks of the season is that, apparently, nobody is really very good. Four of the Top Ten teams lost last Saturday, while numbers one and two, Ohio State and Michigan State, looked terrible in clinging to victories against conference foes they’d normally be expected to steamroll. Even as parity dominates, there are 20 undefeated teams at this point in the season, partly because most teams had scheduled at least one phony game against a lower-division opponent, and one deliberately uncompetitive game against a small-conference...
  • A (very) rough guide to America from an Englishman in New York

    10/08/2015 6:09:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 8, 2015 | Paul Owen
    1. Customer service is either so warm it’s like you’ve made a new friend for life or so brusque you feel as though you’ve just been ordered back into your cell after your five-minute phone call with your lawyer. There’s no middle ground. 2. You need to tip for everything. If you think maybe you should tip, you should tip. You should be tipping me for this article. 3. If you don’t tip in a restaurant, the waiter or waitress will make a smart remark and your evening will be ruined. I’ve seen it happen. 4. People tip because the...
  • Is Your Gay Neighbor A Serial Killer?

    10/08/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by GraceG · 20 replies
    Liberty News Now ^ | 9/1/2015 | Chuck Hoster
    The definition of a serial killer is, “A person who murders three or more people, usually due to abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break (a “cooling off period”) between them.” Serial killers may be overwhelmingly male and most likely to be either black or white, but is there a connection for these men between their tendencies and their sexual behavior? Most serial killers are seeking out a thrill. But from where does their blood lust stem? Radford University keeps a database of statistics surrounding serial killers; age, race,...
  • Report: Whoopi Attacks Conservative ‘View’ Co-Host for ‘Shilling her Christian Beliefs’

    10/08/2015 5:31:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10/8/15 | Daniel Nussbaum
    All is reportedly not well behind the scenes of the long-running ABC talker The View.A little over a week after co-host Whoopi Goldberg reportedly “paraded up and down the halls” of the studio exclaiming she is “just a n***er following orders around here,” the Daily Mail reports that Goldberg is feuding with conservative co-host Paula Farris and fellow hosts Joy Behar and Michelle Collins have been sniping at each other.A source tells the outlet that Goldberg, who has made her liberal viewpoint well-known while recently defending controversial abortion-care provider Planned Parenthood on the program, has taken issue with Farris’ outspoken...
  • I am worried about Obama's Oregon visit tomorrow ~ Vanity

    10/08/2015 5:14:15 PM PDT · by GraceG · 56 replies
    I have read several stories about Obama visiting the small Oregon town where the shooting occurred, specifically the stories about how the Town doesn't want Obama there. I don't know what it is, but every-time I have read these stories I got a chill down my spine. Like there is some sorta set-up taking place. I dunno why, but if the left is so desperate to get gun control I feel all it would take is an incident in this town while the president is there to solidify the left's push for gun control. Again, not sure why I get...

    10/08/2015 4:39:47 PM PDT · by Chode · 20 replies
    10/08/2015 | Chode
    Sochi Autodrom First Grand Prix 2014 Number of Laps 53 Circuit Length 5.848KM Race Distance 309.745KM Lap Record 1:40.896 by Valtteri Bottas (2014)
  • The Next Big Thing the Left Wants to Ban: Human Drivers

    10/08/2015 4:26:05 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | James Lileks
    ....So we must ban human drivers. We need to do it ASAP. Once we have the technology, and self-driving cars are available, Wham! Down comes another tranche of glorious laws to forbid people from manipulating their own possessions in a manner that suits them. This would require everyone to sell their cars, I guess, except no one would buy them. So the state would buy them from you, perhaps, and give you a voucher to buy a little Google put-put that does 50 mph, unless the U.N.’s daily Carbon Report decides that India belched out a bit too much CO2...
  • Swedish Cyclist Refuses to Get Out of Truck's Way

    10/08/2015 3:55:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 07 Oct 2015
    A video of a truck and a cyclist who caused gridlock in a southern Swedish town when they got stuck in stand-off with neither willing to budge has sparked a huge debate after going viral. The David-versus-Goliath incident in the small community of Vättersnäs between Swedish towns Jönköping and Huskvarna happened last week, but only went viral on Wednesday after a video filmed by bus driver witness David Magui was shared online. It all began when an articulated truck tried to pass at a narrow section of the road between the two towns, despite a bicycle coming from the other...
  • Video Shows 'Too Close for Comfort' Costa Rica Landing of Iberia Plane

    10/08/2015 3:29:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Root ^ | 08 Oct 2015
    Footage captured a Spanish aircraft flying nail-bitingly close to cars as it came into land at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría airport on Sunday. The video, taken by Carlos Rojas and uploaded onto Youtube, shows Iberia flight 6313 from Madrid coming into land at the Central American country's airport. But as the Airbus A 340 approaches landing it appears to come dangerously close to cars parked at the end of the runway and misses the airport perimeter fence by just a few meters. The landing provoked a flurry of comments on social media from local residents about the “narrowly averted disaster”...
  • Angry Little Stars Could Produce Life-Friendly Exoplanets

    10/08/2015 3:07:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Discovery News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Ian O'Neill
    Red dwarf stars may be able to support habitable exoplanets after all -- through complex tidal interactions between star and planet, global magnetic fields could evolve, protecting hypothetical life forms from the red dwarfs' ferocious nature. Once identified as the perfect place to search for habitable exoplanets, in recent years, the life-giving reputation of red dwarf stars has taken a downturn. Sure, red dwarfs are abundant in our galaxy and we've spotted many with planetary systems, but the environment surrounding these tiny stars are generally considered to be a bad place for alien life to set up home. For starters,...
  • Hall of Fame basketball player Harry Gallatin dies

    10/08/2015 3:02:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    AP ^ | October 7, 2015
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Harry Gallatin, the Hall of Fame basketball player who was a seven-time All-Star forward for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, died Wednesday. He was 88. The Knicks and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, where Gallatin was a former coach and athletic director, confirmed the death through Gallatin's family. He died in Edwardsville.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- M83: The Thousand-Ruby Galaxy [A.K.A. the Tidy Bowl galaxy]

    10/08/2015 2:55:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | October 08, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Big, bright, and beautiful, spiral galaxy M83 lies a mere twelve million light-years away, near the southeastern tip of the very long constellation Hydra. Prominent spiral arms traced by dark dust lanes and blue star clusters lend this galaxy its popular name, The Southern Pinwheel. But reddish star forming regions that dot the sweeping arms highlighted in this sparkling color composite also suggest another nickname, The Thousand-Ruby Galaxy. About 40,000 light-years across, M83 is a member of a group of galaxies that includes active galaxy Centaurus A. In fact, the core of M83 itself is bright at x-ray energies,...
  • Mysterious Archaeological Site with Rock Carved Animal Heads Found near Bulgaria’s Sliven

    10/08/2015 2:24:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | October 5, 2015 | Ivan Dikov
    A mysterious archaeological site dubbed "The Rock Herd" which consists of rock carvings of animal heads made by an unknown sculptor in an unknown time period has been found near the eastern Bulgarian city of Sliven... The mysterious archaeological monument consists of a semi-circular rock niche whose edge has been decorated with animal head carvings and reliefs fashioned out of the natural rock material. These carved animal heads themselves forming a semi-circle appear to be diverse in style and craftsmanship. Most of them appear to be cattle, goat and capricorn heads but there are also reliefs of wild animals and...
  • Pigs Unearth Hunter-Gatherer Civilization

    10/08/2015 2:15:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Discovery News ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jennifer Viegas
    Pigs foraging along a Scottish coastline have unwittingly uprooted the earliest evidence for a remote population of hunter-gatherers. The uprooted items, stone tools that have been dated to around 12,000 years ago, are described in the latest issue of British Archaeology. The tools were discovered on the east coast of the Isle of Islay, Scotland, and include sharp points -- likely used for hunting big game -- scrapers and more. Archaeologists Steven Mithen and Karen Wicks of the University of Reading explained to Discovery News that a gamekeeper had previously released the pigs at a local port on Islay to...
  • First Ancient African DNA Sequenced

    10/08/2015 2:10:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | Thursday, October 08, 2015 | unattributed
    Science reports that the first prehistoric genome from Africa has been sequenced. The DNA was obtained from the inner ear bones of a 4,500-year-old skeleton discovered in Mota Cave by John and Kathryn Arthur of the University of South Florida. Located in the highlands of Ethiopia, Mota Cave’s cool temperatures helped to preserve the hunter-gatherer’s rare genetic material. Andrea Manica and Marcos Gallego Llorente of the University of Cambridge found that the man, who has been dubbed “Mota,” had brown eyes, dark skin, and three gene variants associated with living at high altitudes. Mota’s genome was compared with samples from...
  • Experiential Archaeology Class Recreates Ancient Ceramics

    10/08/2015 2:01:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | Wednesday, October 07, 2015 | unattributed
    Johns Hopkins University has released Mysteries of the Kylix, a film that follows 13 undergraduate students who worked with a conservator and two potters to recreate the red-figure pottery drinking bowls crafted by Greek artisans between the sixth and fourth centuries B.C. The students practiced throwing pots, decorated them with images and slip, and fired the clay in a kiln that they constructed. They then examined their pottery under a portable x-ray fluorescence instrument. "The idea is to be thoughtful at every stage. To look at clay, make shapes, to choose images and paint, to go through the fire and...
  • Otago Researchers Sequence Kuri Dog Genomes

    10/08/2015 1:55:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    University of Otago ^ | Thursday, October 8, 2015 | Ms Karen Greig
    The genetic heritage of New Zealand's first dog, the now extinct kuri, is being unravelled by University of Otago scientists using state-of-the-art ancient DNA analysis. University of Otago PhD student Karen Greig has sequenced the complete, or near complete, mitochondrial genomes of 14 kuri represented by bones recovered from Wairau Bar, one on New Zealand's earliest and most important archaeological sites. Kuri were smallish dogs about the size of cocker spaniels and were brought to New Zealand from East Polynesia in the colonising canoes that arrived in the early fourteenth century AD. They were the only domesticated animal to be...
  • Cruz Co-Sponsors Bill to Defund Sanctuary Cities

    10/08/2015 1:53:42 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10/8/2015 | Cortney O'Brien
     Presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with several other senators, helped introduce the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act this week as a means to crack down on illegal immigration. “In light of the threat criminal aliens pose to the safety and security of our communities, we can no longer allow states and municipalities to take federal taxpayer money while turning a blind eye to the illegal aliens in their midst,” Cruz said in a statement. Earlier this year, Cruz introduced Kate’s Law to bring attention to the tragic case of Kate Steinle. Steinle was shot and killed...
  • Iowa Radio Host "If Caucuses Were Today, Ben Carson or Ted Cruz Would Win (VIDEO)

    10/08/2015 1:49:33 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/8/02015 | Steve Guest
    Nationally syndicated talk show host Steve Deace said Thursday that if the Iowa caucuses were held today, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would win, even though businessman Donald Trump currently outpolls both candidates. The reason: Carson and Cruz have superior on-the-ground organizations. “I don’t believe almost any of these polls,” Deace said on “MSNBC News Nation.” “The record of polling in Iowa is a joke.” Deace noted that pollsters have warned the Republican National Committee against trusting their results to determine debate placement, and that Gallup will stop polling the 2016 primaries “because they don’t trust...
  • Mabuhay! Hi all, I'm new and happy to be here!

    10/08/2015 1:18:15 PM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 96 replies
    Just want to say hi to everyone here. I just joined the forum and looking forward to having many wonderful discussions with fellow Christians and conservatives.
  • Study: Eurasian Farmers Migrated to Africa 3,000 Years Ago

    10/08/2015 1:15:06 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 08 Oct 2015 | AP
    Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago. This Stone Age resettlement had previously been theorized, but the rare find allowed scientists to see what DNA looked like well before the time the migration would have taken place. A comparison with modern populations around the world allowed them to see that the migrants left their genetic mark in the furthest corners of Africa. "This is the first ancient human genome found in...
  • National Education Conference to Blame White Teachers and Students for School Woes

    10/08/2015 1:09:34 PM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies ^ | 10/08/2015 | n/a
    A major national conference for teachers and school administrators starting on Saturday, October 10, in Baltimore will focus exclusively on race and racism, featuring workshops on “interrupting whiteness” in American schools, the “dominance of White supremacy” in society, “White privilege” enjoyed by Caucasian students, “white domination of thought,” and how to “decenter whiteness.” The conference, officially titled The National Summit for Courageous Conversation 2015, is organized by the Pacific Educational Group (PEG), a large and influential consulting firm hired by hundreds of school districts nationwide — often under pressure from the federal government — to address “racial gaps” in scholastic...
  • Man who calls police to say he’s ‘too high’ found in pile of Doritos (Article and 911 call)

    10/08/2015 12:26:43 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 53 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | October 8, 2015 | Web Staff
    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- An Ohio man made a strange, and not-so-wise call to police last Friday to tell them that he was "too high" on marijuana. Police arrived at the 22-year-old man's home at approximately 5:20 p.m, according to WJW. There, they found him on the floor "in a fetal position," surrounded by, "a plethora of Doritos, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and Chips Ahoy cookies." According to a police report, the man told the officer that he couldn't feel his hands because he smoked too much weed. The 22-year-old gave the officer the keys to his car, where he had smoked...
  • "Bengal sisters fully automatic cat bashing" (Kittens play whack-a-mole [video])

    10/08/2015 12:16:03 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 25, 2015 | "Aquarius of Bengal cat"
    "The revival 13 years! I Amesho sister of the predecessor he was me playing gleefully, now Bengal sisters will be what happens. . . How can I tried to commissioning in order to see a little reaction. . ."
  • UK firms develop drone-freezing ray

    10/08/2015 11:24:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/8/2015 | Chris Baraniuk
    Three British companies have created a device to deter drones from entering sensitive areas by freezing them in mid-flight. The Anti-UAV Defense System (Auds) works by covertly jamming a drone's signal, making it unresponsive. After this disruption, the operator is likely to retrieve the drone believing that it has malfunctioned.
  • How New York prison inmates defeated Harvard’s award-winning debate team

    10/08/2015 11:22:33 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 17 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | October 7, 2015 | Chris Smith
    You’d think that Harvard’s national debate champions would be able to win any verbal confrontation they’d be involved with, especially when it comes to debating. But you’d be wrong to assume that. Even the best lose sometimes, and Harvard’s loss is all the more surprising when you learn that a team of inmates from the Eastern New York Correctional Facility managed to outperform the Harvard’s best and brightest. As The Telegraph reports, three men convicted of violent crimes including manslaughter faced three opponents from Harvard, arguing a motion that they apparently disagree with. The three inmates were given a difficult...
  • ICE ON PLUTO: Now frozen water and BLUE SKY found on dwarf planet giving more hope of life

    10/08/2015 11:20:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies ^ | UBLISHED: 16:40, Thu, Oct 8, 2015 | UPDATED: 18:01, Thu, Oct 8, 2015 | By Jon Austin
    NASA has discovered frozen water and earth-like blue skies on Pluto in another historic development in the search for extraterrestrial life. Just 10 days after confirming that liquid water has been found on Mars, the US space agency revealed the amazing dwarf-planet has both ice and a 'gorgeous' blue sky. A Nasa spokesman said: "New Horizons has detected numerous small, exposed regions of water ice on Pluto. "The discovery was made from data collected by the Ralph spectral composition mapper on New Horizons." There has been repeated speculation Pluto may have a liquid sea under its surface, and confirmation of...
  • Tesla Begins Work on the Interior of Its Gigafactory

    10/08/2015 10:35:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies ^ | October 08, 2015 | Stephen Lacey
    Reno Gazette-Journal: Tesla Now Working on Gigafactory Interior Plus Data Center For the past year, the exterior facade of Tesla Motors' Gigafactory 1 received most of the attention online, garnering plenty of images and video as it steadily rose in the high desert just east of Reno. Now the facility's innards will start to get some play, too. Work on the $5 billion battery plant's interior architecture is now underway in full force, as well as a data center to be located on the Gigafactory site.
  • iPhone 6s VS Nikon D750 In 4K Video Shootout (with video)

    10/08/2015 10:30:47 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    ÜberGizmo ^ | October 8, 2015 | By Tyler Lee
    Link to video While our smartphones are great camera replacements as far as compact cameras are concerned, we’re not sure if they’re at that point where it could take on a DSLR, especially given how DSLRs have access to a wider range of lenses, different processors, and much bigger sensors.However in a recent YouTube video posted by Lee Morris of Fstoppers, he has compared the new iPhone 6s to the Nikon D750 DSLR which was launched last year. Now in terms of photos we suppose you don’t need to test it to find out who won, however when it comes...
  • Rescued Baby Pig Trots Around in Handsome Purple Sweater

    10/08/2015 10:22:07 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 10 replies
    wsoctv ^ | 10/8/15 | Staff
    No Syria. No Russia. No Obama. No Trump. No Hillary. No Bohener. No Jeb. No campaigns. No Economy. No Environment. No Islam. No ISIS. Just a baby pig in a handsome purple sweater.
  • For Programmers Only

    10/08/2015 10:15:43 AM PDT · by econjack · 85 replies
    Roadkill Tee Shirts ^ | Oct., 2015 | unknown
    I just couldn't resist this:
  • Controversy Erupts Over 'Black Labs Matter' Sign in Front of Barbershop

    10/08/2015 10:07:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    WSBTV ^ | Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
    Barbershop that says "Black labs matter" and suggests supporting the MSPCA is getting a strong reaction in Norton, Massachusetts. But barber Tom Stevens says humor is his way of life. "It's just a sign, it's a way to have fun, it's a way to reach out, it's a way to tell people I'm here," he said. But some residents said the sign outside his barbershop is far from funny.
  • Apple, Intel and IBM get on GloFlo's SOI bandwagon

    10/08/2015 10:03:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    fudzilla ^ | 08 October 2015 | Nick Farrell
    FinFETs and SOI working in different environmentsSoitec's CEO and board chairman has raised an eyebrow or two when he said that the iPhone 6s has multiple RF chips built on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates and that Intel and IBM are using the tech for their silicon photonics push.According to EETimes  Paul Boudre, who claimed that SOI is already being used by Apple and Intel even though neither company is broadcasting it. SOI appears to be on track to major market penetration even while the rest of the industry is talking FinFETs.
  • When Faithful Missed Friday Prayer Because Imam Overslept

    10/08/2015 10:02:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Arab News ^ | 8 October 2015
    Worshippers at a mosque in Hail had to offer regular prayer on Friday noon instead of the weekly Friday prayer because the imam in Al-Borj failed to show up. After waiting for the imam, the worshippers decided to offer regular Dhuhr (noon) prayer. The imam, it was found out, had overslept and that it was too late to find a substitute by the time he woke up, according to Al-Sharq daily. The muezzin at the mosque led the worshippers for the noon prayer without a Friday sermon. Worshippers voiced their displeasure about missing the Friday prayer. Omar Al Haddad, the...
  • Hillary vs. The 2nd Amendment

    10/08/2015 9:58:20 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton, who served an administration that ran thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords under Operation Fast and Furious, is now fast and furiously trying to resurrect a failing campaign by taking aim at so-called gun rights “extremists”. In the wake of the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Mrs. Clinton advocated in New Hampshire for a new gun group for “responsible gun owners” apart from the National Rifle Association, which she considers extremist, even though no NRA member has ever been involved in a mass shooting...
  • CPV Hopeful Soitec Exits the Solar Business (Jan 2015)

    10/08/2015 9:40:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies ^ | January 25, 2015 | by Eric Wesoff
    The zero-billion-dollar CPV business claims another victim. France's Soitec, one of the last companies with a hope of commercializing concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology, has abandoned its solar business. The company will "refocus" its efforts "on its electronics business," according to the firm. The company uses opaque language, but the message is clear: Soitec is exiting this business as quickly as possible. A quarterly earnings letter reads, "Soitec has initiated efforts to realize value of solar energy business combining significant restructuring measures going forward and will assess [the] most appropriate scenario to extract value from its solar-related assets in compliance with...
  • A question about Gender Identity...

    10/08/2015 9:38:14 AM PDT · by MNDude · 39 replies
    I was just in a conversation with a business partner who has been working on making a large sale to a liberal state out east. I asked him if he got the sale yet and he told me "yes, I got the sale with requirements. I must prove that my business is "woman owned" in order to close on the sale. So I have been working on the paperwork to give my wife ownership of my business." Yes, it's that insane, that a major factor of the state of buying is based on the owner of the business. But, my...
  • McCarthy drops out!

    10/08/2015 9:33:27 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 4 replies
    Former Congressman Charles Brownson, Indianapolis Republican, used to say, “I never quarrel with a man who buys ink by the barrel.” Maybe McCarthy should not mess with conservative bloggers who have 1's and 0's by the barrel. Sniff.
  • Auditions at Brookfield's Wilson Center may take singers to the Met (WI)

    10/08/2015 9:32:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Brookfield NOW ^ | 10-8-15 | Andrea Budde
    Music has the ability to take you places; to move you and inspire you. For participants in the Wisconsin District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, it is more than an opportunity to showcase their pipes; it can be an opportunity to gain attention within the ever-competitive singing arena. The Wisconsin District auditions co-director, Kathy Pyeatt, explained that the Wisconsin auditions are just the first step in the nationwide audition process. "The National Council started over 60 years ago as an offshoot of the Metropolitan Opera (in New York) to find talent for them," she said. Shortly thereafter, the council began...
  • Kevin McCarthy just dropped out of race for speaker. (Just heard it on Rush)

    10/08/2015 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    self | 10/8/2015 | self
    Kevin McCarthy just dropped out of race for speaker. (Just heard it on Rush)
  • Daniel Craig says he's done with James Bond: 'All I want to do is move on'

    10/08/2015 9:16:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/2015
    Maybe he had one too many martinis but Daniel Craig was in full-on truth mode when he seemed to indicate in an interview with the UK’s Time Out that his time as Britain’s favorite spy was over. When asked if the actor, who plays the iconic James Bond for a fourth time in the upcoming "Spectre," would do another 007 film, the answer was salty, to say the least. “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,” said Craig. “No, not at the moment. Not at all. That's fine. I'm over it at the moment. We're done. All I...
  • Paul Prudhomme Has Died

    10/08/2015 9:14:04 AM PDT · by ClearBlueSky · 53 replies
    WWL radio | 10/8/2015 | Clear Blue Sky
    Cajun Chef's death announced
  • I Think You're The Father of One of My Kids...'

    10/08/2015 8:37:00 AM PDT · by VA Voter · 9 replies
    I Think You're The Father of One of My Kids...' A guy goes to the supermarket and notices a very attractive woman waving at him. She says, 'Hello.' He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from. So he asks, 'Do you know me?' To which she replies, 'I think you're the father of one of my kids.' Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife. So he asks, 'Are you the stripper from the bachelor party that I made love to on the pool table, with...
  • [Vanity] FReepers: define "poor"

    10/08/2015 8:25:57 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 56 replies
    Having run into the problem of sociopolitical discussion & policy-making based on an undefined term, I'd like FReepers' input. There is much discussion & arguing about "poverty", from a UN definition of $1.25/day to American Leftist demands for "living wages" and a $15/hr minimum wage plus free healthcare and other luxurious demands as minimum requirements delineating "poor". The US "poverty line" is some 20x that of world median income, placing "barely not poor" in the world's 80th percentile of wealth. There's a lot of people whose careers depend on a very fluid definition of "poor", ensuring that whatever it is...
  • Texas man lives in front yard after wife kicks him out of mansion

    10/08/2015 8:11:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 oct 2015
    Khan is the co-owner of a million-dollar mansion in Houston. At some point, he and his wife had a falling out and he was kicked out of the suburban home and, according to reports, the wife changed the keys. The wife reportedly said she cannot file for divorce due to Islam. The family reportedly adheres to Shariah law.
  • Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro: Here's How They Compare

    10/08/2015 8:01:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Laptop Magazine ^ | 10/08/2015 | Phillip Michaels
    Microsoft may have just personally revived the Mac-vs.-Windows debates of yesteryear with its introduction of the Surface Book, the first-ever laptop to come out of Redmond, Calif. With its silver chassis and 13.5-inch display, the Surface Book invites comparisons to Apple's MacBook Pro. So how does the Surface Book stack up against Apple's 13-inch professional laptop?Design: Surface Book's Display Pulls Double Duty At 12.3 x 9.1 x 0.5-0.90, the tapered Surface Book is just a little bit larger than the 13-inch MacBook Pro (12.35 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches). Of course, that modestly larger size allows the Surface Book...
  • Vladimir Putin celebrates 63rd birthday by scoring 7 goals in hockey game [snip]

    10/08/2015 8:00:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    NYDN ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | AP
  • Are Mideast Muslims Dying for a Myth?

    10/08/2015 7:33:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2015 | Mike Konrad
    Given the way the Mideast is headed, things are so unpredictable that this present Jerusalem flare-up could run the gamut from burning itself out in a few days to inciting a war against Israel, eventually bringing in Iran, the Muslim world, and then the whole world. The Arabs claim it is an Intifada, the Arabic word for resistance – but what is enormously troubling is the fallacy behind it. Fueling much of this Arab fury is a renewed Jewish presence on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Over the past two years, Jews have started to gather outside al-Aqsa, and the Muslims...
  • Indiana University fraternity is suspended after graphic video of sexual hazing is leaked

    10/08/2015 7:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2015 | Staff
    A fraternity at the University of Indiana has been suspended after video surfaced of what is purported to be a member being forced to perform oral sex on a woman as fellow members goad him on. The apparent 'sexual hazing' was of an Alpha Tau Omega pledge. Graphic video of the incident was posted to Reddit on Wednesday. Administrators at the school reacted swiftly, tweeting Wednesday:
  • Australian Scientist Discover ERRORS in Global Warming Model - Completely Undermines Climate Theory!

    10/08/2015 6:58:04 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 31 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/08/2015 | soopermexican
    An Australian scientist has made some discoveries that will completely undermine the models that the Global Warming theory depends on. From Perth Now: A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month. A former climate modeller for the Government’s Australian Greenhouse Office, with six degrees in applied mathematics, Dr Evans has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science. He has found that, while the underlying physics of the model is correct, it had...