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  • HPD: Son kills teen robber while showing dad new gun

    08/24/2016 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist
    KHOU.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON - A son fatally shot an alleged teen robber as he was showing off his new pistol to his dad at their home in east Houston, police say. It happened in a neighborhood on Majestic at Market around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Houston Police Department Sgt. Thomas Simmons. Simmons said the son and dad were in their backyard looking at the new pistol when two juvenile suspects, around 15 or 16 years old, approached them.
  • Child Thanks Police With Lunch For ‘Kindness Day,’ Becomes Honorary Officer

    08/24/2016 4:51:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist
    CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | CLEVE BRYAN
    WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — 5-year-old William Evertz decided with his family to make this “Kindness Day.” William’s been doing chores and earning money so he can help other people. “We watched a video of someone helping the homeless and next thing you know it kind of took off,” says his mother Tara Evertz. He started “Kindness Day” by dropping off lunch to his heroes at the Winslow Township Police Department.
  • Woman Dies After Falling 40 Feet in Delaware Zip Line Accident

    08/24/2016 4:49:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    6ABC.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | WPVI.COM
    BEAR, Del. (WPVI) -- A 59-year-old woman is dead after falling approximately 40 feet from a zip line at a Delaware state park, police say. The fatal accident occurred around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure attraction at the Lums Pond State Park, located at 1068 Howell School Road in Bear.
  • Plans in Place to Open Prince's Paisley Park for Public Tours this Fall

    08/24/2016 4:46:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist
    KSTP.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KSTP.COM
    Plans are in place to open Prince’s Paisley Park for public tours this fall. The plans to turn the estate into a museum were announced Wednesday by Prince’s family and Bremer Trust, which is the estate special administrator. The estate will maintain ownership of the property, but it will be run by the same group that operates Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis. Visitors will have a chance to see the main floor of the complex, which includes the recording and mixing studios where Prince created some of his biggest hits. The tour will also show Prince’s video editing suites, rehearsal...
  • GOOGLE CAUGHT TRYING sway the election in favor of Hillary

    08/24/2016 4:43:23 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 2 replies
    GOOGLE CAUGHT TRYING sway the election in favor of Hillary
  • 35W Bridge Collapse Survivor Faces Terror Charges

    08/24/2016 4:42:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    KSTP.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KSTP.COM
    A survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people and injured 145 is now facing terror charges after authorities say he went to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Mohamed Amiin Ali Roble was charged Wednesday by criminal complaint with providing and conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Roble, now 20, was nearly 11 when the school bus he was riding plummeted about 30 feet as the bridge collapsed. He was injured and was eligible for more than $91,000 in settlement funds on his 18th birthday. That was just weeks before federal...
  • Clinton halfway to raising $1 billion amid ongoing scandals

    08/24/2016 4:40:51 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 9 replies
    Clinton halfway to raising $1 billion amid ongoing scandals
  • Assange Grants Megyn Kelly Interview on FOX (Tonight)

    08/24/2016 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24th, 2016 | Joe Concha
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will appear on Megyn Kelly's "The Kelly File" on Fox News on Wednesday night as part of a two-part interview. The two are expected to discuss the possibility of a WikiLeaks “October surprise” that could impact the presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. .
  • Crusader-era hand grenade surprises archaeologists

    08/24/2016 3:16:59 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2016 | James Rogers
    A centuries-old hand grenade that may date back to the time of the crusaders is among a host of treasures retrieved from the sea in Israel. The hand grenade was a common weapon in Israel during the Crusader era, which began in the 11th century and lasted until the 13th century, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority. Grenades were also used 12th and 13th century Ayyubid period and the Mamluk era, which ran from the 13th to the 16th century, experts say. Haaretz reports that early grenades were often used to disperse burning flammable liquid. However, some experts believe that...
  • Proof Obama Hates America's Military

    08/24/2016 2:21:13 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 9 replies
    Email | Friend, (A retired 3-Star)
    Harold was a bright child. He grew up in America. He went to school and had a bright future ahead of him. Harold was full of life but was cut short in a violent moment. While few people had ever heard of Harold before his death, many did afterward. And in death,something very shocking happened.....when it is compared to the death of others recently in the news? Harold was Harold Greene, Major General, United States Army. On Aug. 5, 2014, Major General Greene was killed by a Taliban terrorist. He was returned to America with full military honors. It has...
  • New Hillary Clinton Condoms Hit the Market

    08/24/2016 2:05:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 24th, 2016 2:12 | Jim Hoft
    New Hillary Clinton Condoms Hit the Market New Hillary Clinton condoms hit the shelves recently. The manufacturer promises the condoms are more trusted than Hillary Clinton– From the manufacturer: What’s more trusted than Hillary Clinton? Well a Hillary Condom that’s for sure. These condoms won’t help with server issues or figuring out “whodonit” in Benghazi, but they’ll certainly help seal the deal at the next caucus. There’s also an Obama condom
  • Twerking, lowriders shut down Route 66 in New Mexico

    08/24/2016 2:03:51 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23 | Staff
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A hip-hop video shoot shut down parts of Route 66 in New Mexico last weekend because lowriders were driving around in circles as a crowd of hundreds twerked in the street. ... Macias said "it was nice to see families coming together on a summer night."
  • Herman's Hermits - "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" (1965)

    08/24/2016 1:17:17 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/24/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter
  • The wild party in the Hamptons guarded by DRONES: Millionaire uses a fleet of robots [tr]

    08/24/2016 1:11:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Staff
    Philanthropist and banker turned musician Ivan Wilzig had a surprise guest at his naked $1million 60th birthday party in the Hamptons - a drone. The security team at Wilzig's 10-acre Water Mill estate, dubbed the Playboy Mansion of the Hamptons, used the flying device to make sure the 700 partygoers behaved themselves and to prevent gatecrashers at the Garden of Eden themed bash on Saturday where clothing was optional. Partygoers were handed fig leaves as they entered the celebrations and many followed the undress code, the New York Daily News' gossip column Confidential reported. Posting to Facebook today, Wilzig, who...
  • See "I was a communist for the FBI" (Vanity)

    08/24/2016 12:14:38 PM PDT · by Piranha · 17 replies
    August 24, 2016 | Piranha
    I watched the 1951 movie, "I was a Communist for the FBI" for free on YouTube. It was distributed by Warner Brothers in 1951 and nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary. I urge everyone to watch it. The parallels to the manipulation taking place today are stunning. It is obvious that today's agitators are taking cues from the same playbook. I especially appreciated the section in which black steelworkers in Pittsburgh were manipulated into a wildcat strike and riots so that the Party could raise money for its own purposes. At one point they joked about raising hundreds of...
  • California’s Jobless Rate Increases As More Enter Workforce

    08/24/2016 12:10:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbsla ^ | 08/19/2016
    California’s unemployment rate still lags the national unemployment rate of 4.9 percent. More than 1 million people remained unemployed. California has gained 2.3 million jobs since the economic recovery began in 2010. The unemployment rate was 6.1 percent last July. Closer to home, numbers were better in Los Angeles County, where the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in July, down from a revised 4.9 percent in June. In Orange County, the unemployment rate was up slightly at 4.6 percent from 4.4 percent in June.
  • 'A drunk, a liar and a slut' - Birth of a Nation director was accused of dragging co-ed' [tr]

    08/24/2016 12:04:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Laura Collins
    Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker was accused by a prosecutor of using his successful rape defense to characterize his 18-year-old alleged victim as a 'drunk, a liar and a slut'. The prosecuting attorney at the rape trial launched a furious attack in his closing speech on the defense lodged by Parker, who had been accused of raping her with his friend in their college dorm. The trial in 2001 had heard a racially-charged defense, which included how Parker accused a policeman of being motivated by racism to pursue the case against him and his roommate, Jean Celestin, who...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/24/2016 12:03:01 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 27 replies
    I recently picked up a nasty ‘bug’ that threw me into a six-day fever. No idea what it was, but I’ve never been laid-out so badly, or so little interested in food - all I could taste was salt, and salt was revolting. I finally hit on vanilla ice cream as tolerable, and ate nothing else for days. There are still some ‘notes’ that I can’t taste, and I’m craving the weirdest things: “MacDonald’s Fish Sandwich???” - my husband must feel that he’s got a pregnant lady calling him at work and demanding this-or-that be picked up on the way...
  • (Teen) Girl Attacks Kid With Down Syndrome Leaving Him Bloody (VIDEO)

    08/24/2016 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    particlenews.com ^ | December 15, 2015 | americannewsx.com -
    Meet Tayla Aubrey-Lee Griffiths of New South Wales Australia. She's the one throwing punches at the kid with Down Syndrome in the disgusting video you are about to see. Tayla says that the boy identified as Dean was threatening her as he sat on a shopping cart doing absolutely nothing. Her original Facebook profile was taken down and the new one quickly came up. Tayla is under the impression as a fully functioning human being that if a kid with Down Syndrome calls you names that you don't like that you should go and punch him bloody. For those of...
  • Northrop Grumman to develop laser pod to protect USAF fighters

    08/24/2016 11:47:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Jane's ^ | August 24, 2016 | Gareth Jennings
    Northrop Grumman has been awarded a USD39.3 million contract related to the development of a laser-based self-defence system for the US Air Force (USAF). The contract, which was awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) on 23 August, is for the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Turret Research in Aero-Effects (STRAFE) programme. Northrop Grumman will develop and deliver an advanced beam control system for integration as part of a complete laser weapons system into a tactical pod for USAF fighter aircraft.
  • VANITY:Any FReeper have any idea how much it would cost...

    08/24/2016 11:33:58 AM PDT · by mowowie · 40 replies
    me... Brian
    VANITY: Any FReeper have any idea how much it might cost to have a contractor cut a hole into a basement concrete foundation and install a relatively full size window? Just curious... Thank you for your input.
  • Iran Teases a New Tank, But Where Did It Come From?

    08/24/2016 11:11:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 23, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    In March, Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan — Iran’s defense minister — claimed that a new, unseen Iranian tank called the Karrar “is one of the most advanced tanks in the world.” He further suggested that the “tank [is] 100 percent Iranian made and it can even be superior than [the] T-90 in some degrees.” Then in August, a tank with a close resemblance to the Russian-made T-90MS appeared on Iranian television. It flew a green, white and red Iranian flag from the turret … while spinning donuts.
  • Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs- "Lil' Red Riding Hood" (1966, set to a Max Fleischer cartoon)

    08/24/2016 11:04:45 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/24/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. Lil' Red Riding Hood
  • Children found in Brevard home with feet 'caked' in dog feces

    08/24/2016 10:18:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.clickorlando.com ^ | Updated: 11:56 AM, August 24, 2016 | Staff
    PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. - A Central Florida woman has been charged after authorities say she kept her two children and 24 Chihuahuas in a home filled with dog feces, trash and bugs. Officials said the Port St. John home had dried, caked feces and urine, roaches and trash inside it, describing that the environment was in "no way safe for the animals, let alone the children who also were in the residence." Investigators said two children, who weren't enrolled in school, had dog feces "caked" to the bottom of their bare feet. The Department of Children and Families removed...
  • Doctors wake coma patient by JUMP-STARTING his brain using ultrasound

    08/24/2016 10:08:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 17:49, 24 Aug 2016 | by Andrew Gregory
    Within 24 hours the patient's responses had improved and in just three days he was fully conscious and had fist-bumped a doctor. Doctors have woken a coma patient for the first time ever by jump-starting his brain using a pioneering ultrasound technique. A saucer-sized device was put against the side of the 25-year-old patient’s head over a 10 minute period. Each of the 10 half-minute, low-intensity pulses created acoustic energy to stimulate brain tissue. The patient’s responses improved measurably within 24 hours. In three days he was fully conscious and had complete language comprehension. He could nod his head “yes”...
  • Voting for Black Obama Twice Proved to Be Stupid, So Should Voting Based on Hillary's Genitalia

    08/24/2016 9:56:01 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 22 replies
    Self | August 24, 2016 | Stayfree
    Everyone who voted for Obama TWICE proved how stupid they were and anyone who would vote for Crooked Hillary is even more stupid!
  • Filipino Fisherman Reveals 75-Pound Pearl He Kept Hidden For A Decade

    08/24/2016 9:45:50 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    npr ^ | 24 August 2016 | CAMILA DOMONOSKE
    When he was moving out of his home, he decided to give the pearl to Maggay-Amurao for safekeeping instead of transport it with him — "since it's quite heavy,"... In fact, the pearl weighs in at 34 kilograms, Maggay-Amurao says — or approximately 75 pounds.
  • Appropriate Foreign Policy

    08/24/2016 9:42:14 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 2 replies
    Retired Navy Pilot Bud ^ | August 23, 2016 | Anon
    Quote from a WWII veteran overhearing someone say that `You can't > bomb an ideology.": > > "The hell you can't. Because we did it. These Muslims are no > different than the [Imperial] Japanese. They had their suicide > bombers > too. And we stopped them. What it takes is the resolve and will to > use > a level of brutality and violence that your generations can't > stomach. > And until you can, this shit won't stop. It took us on the beaches > with bullets, clearing out caves with flame throwers, and men like > LeMay...
  • Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious.....

    08/24/2016 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    masslive.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Sean Teehan
    FULL TITLE: Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious classmates sentenced to probation PALMER — A former East Longmeadow High School star athlete who was charged with sexually assaulting two unconscious classmates received two years probation in a decision out of Palmer District Court last week. "He can now look forward to a productive life without being burdened with the stigma of having to register as a sex offender," said attorney Thomas Rooke, who defended David Becker, 18, in court. "The goal of this sentence was not to impede this individual from graduating high school and...
  • Baltimore Co. Public Schools revises grading system, factoring out homework and behavior

    08/24/2016 9:39:22 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | AUGUST 22, 2016 | JOY LEPOLA
    Baltimore County Public Schools has adopted a new philosophy as the foundation for its grading system for the first time in 20 years. Many teachers just learned about the policy change when they returned to school last week. Under the new system, a student’s behavior is factored out of his or her grades. The school system also now recommends that teachers do not factor homework into overall grades or give students marks below 50%. Community Superintendent for Zone 2 George Roberts says low marks can damage a student's feeling of self-potential. “The power of the zero is extremely powerful and...
  • 149 DAYS

    08/24/2016 9:38:39 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 9 replies
    8/24/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 149 days, 0 hours, 19 minutes, 56 seconds until the stuttering enemy-agent Muslim-excusing pusillanimous lawless defiling unctuous disgusting election-corrupting formulaic callous puerile sickening wicked sullen wretched venal grifting furious (and fast), conniving Marxism-loving America-surrendering abominable stomach-turning meddling corrupt predatory impoverishing personal-history-concealing spsthetic absurd unaccomplished putrescent contemptible megalomaniacal disruptive perjurious taxing nauseating blasphemous race-baiting crazed trash-talking cynical arrogant vacuous sanctimonious foul exploitive mercurial mocking Christophobic nefarious uncaring vile Republican-enabled wimpy prevaricating raging hoplophobia-consumed irresponsible belligerent repellent childish insolent felonious illegitimate jejune panic-encouraging contentious creepy effete deleterious self-important chaos-creating lying robotic repulsive terrible pugnacious secretive brazenly-hypocritical imperious globalist preening maniacal...
  • Jimmy Clanton - "Venus In Blue Jeans" (1962)

    08/24/2016 9:26:12 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/24/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. Venus In Blue Jeans
  • Qatar buys a piece of Empire State Building

    08/24/2016 9:16:51 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 24, 2016 | Associated Press
    Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has made an iconic purchase in America — a stake in the company that owns New York’s Empire State Building. The $622-million purchase by the Qatar Investment Authority comes as the Doha fund increases its investments in the US as the small country on the Arabian Peninsula tries to cope with low global oil and gas prices.
  • 120 Years Ago: LOST STUDENT FOUND- Cornell U Man Missing for 2 Years Heard From in India

    08/24/2016 9:11:49 AM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Monday Aug 24, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • Tesla Unveils Electric-Car Battery With a 315-Mile Range

    08/24/2016 8:56:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/23/16 | JOHN D. STOLL
    The company says its new ‘Ludicrous’ P100D will be the ‘fastest car in the world’ Tesla Motors Inc. said it is offering its electric vehicles with a battery capable of going up to 315 miles on a charge, the first time a major auto maker has provided that much electric range in a vehicle. The company unveiled new versions of its Model S sedan and Model X sport-utility vehicle with 100 kilowatt-hour batteries; previously the largest battery size was 90 kwh. The upgrade—which Tesla executives said was made possible by increasing the energy density of its battery packs—will allow the...
  • Jehoram - King of Judah - "He died to no one's regret...."

    08/24/2016 8:55:12 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies
    Bible | 24 August 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Jehoram King of Judah 2 Chronicles 2:4 When Jehoram established himself firmly over his father’s kingdom, he put all his brothers to the sword along with some of the officials of Israel. 5 Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. 6 He followed the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for he married a daughter of Ahab. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord. 7 Nevertheless, because of the covenant the Lord had made with David, the Lord was not willing to...
  • Cincinnati responds to 30 heroin overdoses in one day

    08/24/2016 8:05:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    local12.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | WKRC
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Cincinnati emergency crews responded to 30 heroin overdoses in the course of one day Tuesday, August 23. Officials said most of the overdoses were located in the west side of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Police Department said in a statement Tuesday evening they were not sure of the exact cause of the increase yet. They warned anyone who may be using dangerous drugs to be aware of the increased danger. Three people overdosed in one house and one man overdosed while driving through an intersection. Another overdosed with his child in the car at a gas station. Fire...
  • As police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt laid out his dreams for benevolent dictatorship

    08/24/2016 8:03:37 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    If this country could be ruled by a benevolent czar, we would doubtless make a good many changes for the better. - Theodore Roosevelt, 1897 In most of the puff piece biographies written about Theodore Roosevelt, one will read about the valiant days of TR as police chief, cleaning the joint up, and rooting out the bad guys. But is that really all that happened? Nothing more? Why is it that the full story is never told, rather, it has to be pieced together? During his time as a police commissioner, TR was actually quite unpopular. There were many who...
  • Connie Stevens – “Sixteen Reasons” (1964)

    08/24/2016 8:02:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/24/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy.Sixteen Reasons
  • Car explodes in Charleston (West Virginia) and closes nearby Grandview Elementary

    08/24/2016 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | wowk
    A car exploded around 4:45 this morning in the North Charleston area. The car exploded at 850 Woodward Drive where the car is a total loss. Charleston Fire Department, Charleston Police and Kanawha County Sheriff's Department have responded to the scene and are currently investigating what happened. No injuries have been reported. **video on link**
  • Music Buffs, Axl Rose - 1983, Rapidfire newly discovered music (pre GnR)

    Axl Rose in 1983, barely out of Lafayette Jefferson High School in Indiana, was in a band called Rapidfire. This music was very recently "rediscovered". Axl doesn't have his classic sound yet, he's very young here ... I love this song, what do you think? Axl Rose, 1983, Rapidfire, Closure ...
  • Study: Ramen noodles replacing cigarettes as primary currency among U.S. prison population

    08/24/2016 6:48:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    TUCSON, - A U.S. study indicates cigarettes are being replaced as currency among state prisoners by another highly-coveted item -- instant ramen noodles. Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology, said ramen noodles are on the rise as a form of currency among male inmates in U.S. state prisons due to cost-cutting measures leading to a drop in food quality and quantity. Gibson-Light, who is due to present his study at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, said the rise of ramen has less to do with the popularity of tobacco...
  • The languid beauty of a 126-hour train trip [Trans-Siberian]

    08/24/2016 6:37:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | August 24, 2016 | Jackie Friedman
    For about $700 you can travel more than 6,000 miles, from Moscow to Beijing, aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway, the single longest railway line in the world. Built between 1891 and 1916 to connect Asian and European cities across the great span of Russia, the Trans-Siberia Railway celebrates its centennial this year. Crossing a record seven time zones and offering up vast landscapes, the world's longest railway line has always attracted adventurers during its 100 years in service.
  • Are there any successful alternative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis?

    08/24/2016 6:34:43 AM PDT · by lysie · 51 replies
    August 24, 2016 | lysie
    I'm not one to post vanities, but I need some advice/input. Do any of you know safe/successful alternative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis? Thank you in advance.
  • Epic Gridlock Prompts Travelers To Drag Luggage Along Grand Central Parkway To LaGuardia

    08/24/2016 6:29:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    CBS News NYC ^ | August 23, 2016 | Staff
    If you thought trips to the airport were tough enough, now it seems flyers have been forced to drag their bags along the side of the road just to get in and out of LaGuardia. Was it a case of poor planning by the Port Authority? And will things gets worse as construction clogs the airport? As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, building the new airport at the old airport was bound to cause problems, but no one was expecting this kind of trouble.
  • Word For The Day: ACUMINATE

    08/24/2016 6:14:56 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 29 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | 8/24/16 | Norman Schur
    ; 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". acuminate [uh KYOO muh nuht (adj)][uh KYOO muh nate (verb)]hear it pronounced adjective, verb The noun means "keen perception" or "discernment" or "shrewdness," especially in matters of business. As an adjective it means "pointed" and applies to anything that tapers to a fine point. As a transitive verb, it means "to sharpen"; as an intransitive verb "to taper" i.e. "to come to a point."So we have a word with many usages but sharpened...
  • Bobby Vinton – “Blue Velvet” (1963)

    08/24/2016 5:58:15 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/24/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. Blue Velvet
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Curiosity at Murray Buttes on Mars

    08/24/2016 5:51:06 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | 08/24/2016 | (see photo credits)
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 August 24 Curiosity at Murray Buttes on Mars Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS Explanation: What are these unusual lumps on Mars? As NASA's robotic Curiosity rover continues rolling across Mars, it is now approaching Murray Buttes. Several of the 15-meter high buttes are visible ahead in this horizontally compressed 360-degree across image taken inside Gale Crater earlier this month. The buttes are thought similar to Earth buttes...
  • Gay men are 2% of population but 55% of AIDS cases: CDC

    08/24/2016 5:47:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 08/24/2016 | Ben Johnson
    Although homosexual men are a tiny sliver of the U.S. population, they account for the majority of all Americans living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are two percent of the population but make up 55 percent of people who were HIV-positive in 2013, according to a CDC fact sheet released last Wednesday. More than nine out of 10 new HIV diagnoses (92 percent) come from young gay and bisexual MSM, ages 13 to 24. If these trends continue, one of every...
  • Why the alt-right isn’t wrong (Clinton anti alt-right speech this Thurs)

    08/24/2016 4:52:35 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 77 replies
    The Spectator UK ^ | July 30, 2016 | James Delingpole
    To help you understand what’s going on, I’d like you to cast your minds back to the Eighties and the era of ‘political correctness gone mad’. At the time, we thought it was so loopy it would disappear up its own bottom. Instead, it continued to get worse and worse, leading to lunacies like the nursery schools in Oxfordshire teaching kids to sing about ‘Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep’, and thence to nonsense like the ‘safe spaces’ promoted on university campuses for a generation of special snowflakes, as well as to vexatious campaigns like the one conducted at Oxford by anti-white...