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  • Abortion Activist Who Attacked Pro-Lifers Ordered to Pay Restitution

    08/22/2014 4:53:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The abortion backer who attacked a pro-life man in a profane rant captured on video last month has been ordered to pay restitution and the case has been closed. Mark Harrington, founder of Created Equal, whose group held abortion victim signs which enraged the abortion activist, provided the update on the case. Previously, Harrinton and Seth Drayer, who was physically attacked (video below) while leading a group of pro-life students in sharing the pro-life message in downtown Columbus, Ohio, said they would drop the charges if Victoria Duran would meet with them. createdequal“We’re willing to drop the charges,” Harrington told...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Plunder Road (1957)

    08/22/2014 4:28:02 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    This week's film is an underrated little gem of a heist flick from the late 1950s. A gang of robbers pull off a daring train robbery, and now must figure out how to smuggle several million dollars worth of gold out of the country before the law catches up with them. Starring Jeanne Cooper, Gene Raymond, and Elisha Cook, Jr.
  • Self-Defense is a Religious Obligation

    08/22/2014 3:56:34 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    “Children are being beheaded, mothers are being raped and killed, and fathers are being hung and crucified. Entire Christian and non-Muslim communities are being decimated by the radical Muslim group, ISIS.” These are the words from reporters out of Iraq. What is our obligation to those under fire from Islamic terrorists? Prayer is good, but not enough. Words of support are welcome, but not enough. What can one do when terrorists are not moved by our prayers or words of support for the hunted? Our religious obligation is to fight. We fight because self-defense is a mandate from the Bible...
  • NASA to send rats to space to test micro-gravity

    08/22/2014 3:29:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    indianexpress.com ^ | August 22, 2014 4:49 pm
    NASA is planning to send rats to the International Space Station (ISS) for a longer duration of up to three months to better understand the long-term effects of micro-gravity on living organisms. While rodents have flown on space shuttle flights in the past, those missions have only lasted a week or two. The new mission, however, could range between 30 and 90 days, depending on the availability of spacecraft to ferry them on the round-trip, ‘Space.com’ reported. “This will allow animals to be studied for longer period of time on space station missions,” said Julie Robinson, NASA’s chief scientist for...
  • Tech help needed: Problem with Windows Live MovieMaker 2011

    08/22/2014 3:20:09 PM PDT · by Maceman · 18 replies
    Maceman
    Never used this program before, but I am trying to learn it for a project and have been watching tutorials on youtube. My problem is that the preview screen on the left side of my screen doesn't work, either for individual images on the right side of the screen, or when I try to run the images as a movie. All I get is a black screen, although I can hear the soundtrack. I have searched online and learned that this has not been an uncommon problem for WLMM 2011 (or 2012, apparently), as there are many discussions about it...
  • 47 Movies We Can't Wait to See

    08/22/2014 3:17:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | August 22, 2014 | EW Staff
    "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies," "Interstellar," "Mockingjay," more luring us to the big screen through the end of the year
  • 2014 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    08/22/2014 2:54:21 PM PDT · by Chode · 9 replies
    8/22/2014 | Chode
    Spa-Francorchamps Race Date: 24 Aug 2014 Circuit Name: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps First Grand Prix: 1950 Number of Laps: 44 Circuit Length: 7.004 km Race Distance: 308.052 km Lap Record: 1:47.263 - S Vettel (2009) Saturday Cloudy 17C Sunday Partly Sunny 19C
  • Huge Asteroid Heading for Earth... Possible Impact March 16, 2880

    08/22/2014 2:31:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, August 22, 2014
    However, scientists claim there is no cause for concern because the hundreds of years of warning could allow for a method to divert itResearchers studying a huge asteroid that is hurtling towards earth say there is a possibility of it striking our planet on March 16, 2880! They say the rock rotates so quickly that it should break apart, but it remained intact on its Earth-bound trajectory, according to a report in Dailymail.co.uk Though studies have revealed that Asteroid 1950DA is held together by cohesive forces called van der Waals, scientists still have no clue on how to stop it....
  • Portland homebuyer finds locks changed, home occupied

    08/22/2014 2:13:38 PM PDT · by Altariel · 63 replies
    KPTV ^ | August 21, 2014 | Simon Gutierrez
    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A Washington man who recently closed on a home in Northeast Portland was shocked to find a family had recently moved in and changed the locks. Rod Nylund said he learned about the occupants, who he assumes are squatters, last week when a contractor he sent to do work at the home called to tell him it was occupied. Nylund called police and confronted the occupants, but said the officer was unable to do anything about it.
  • Tea Party-Republican Massa . State Senate Candidate seeks assistance with getting out the vote.

    08/22/2014 2:05:43 PM PDT · by Conservative Cape Codder
    Blog and Thoughts August 22, 2014 Hello all, new here, my first topic here. So After witnessing many things over the years that my country has done, I have come to the conclusion that we should not be interfering in other peoples affairs. There are many unintended or secondary intended consequences that have devastating effects. The last of these is the recent Ukraine and ISIS fiasco. We have been bombing Middle eastern countries for decades, first with Iraq war 1 in 1991, then in 2003, and now again we are starting it up. We are using every trick in the...
  • Stolen Meteorite Found at a Tennis Court

    08/22/2014 1:48:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Jason Major on
    Here’s a bit of good news: the Serooskerken meteorite, which was stolen from the Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory in Utrecht, Netherlands on Monday night, has been recovered. It was found in a bag left in some bushes alongside a tennis court and turned in to the police. It’s not quite “game, set, match” though; unfortunately the meteorite was broken during the theft. (See a photo here via Twitter follower Marieke Baan.) Still, the Sonnenborgh Museum director is glad to have the pieces back, which he said will remain useful for research and can still be exhibited.
  • weekly garden thread volume 34 august 22, 2014

    08/22/2014 12:34:40 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 32 replies
    Free Republic | August 22, 2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Hero Gets a New Home After Devastating Fire

    08/22/2014 12:32:17 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 2 replies
    ABC News/GMA via Yahoo News ^ | 8/22/14 | TERI WHITCRAFT and CATERINA ANDREANO
    “We smelled smoke the lights started to flicker, the alarms started going off,” Flip told WJLA in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Alerted by the Klein’s two dogs, their neighbors rushed in to help carry Flip from the home. “It was amazing people were coming in and stepping on the burning front porch of this house to pull me into the front yard,” Flip said. Everything they owned was burned to the ground – including the van that was specially equipped so Flip could drive on his own. It was a devastating loss, especially since they had moved in just five months ago...
  • 'Dating Naked' contestant sues for $10 million after blur failed

    08/22/2014 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 103 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/22/2014 | Jason Hughes
    <p>According to the suit, Nizewitz signed on to the show before it had a name. She claims she was advised of the nudity, but was assured that all frontal and genital nudity would be blurred. During one brief moment, though, during a "wrestling takedown" of her date, her crotch was allegedly flashed on the screen without blurring.</p>
  • The Myth of Trigger-Happy White Cops (Flashback!!!)

    08/22/2014 11:50:46 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 04/16/2001 | John Perazzo
    ---snip--- Perhaps it is time that Americans were finally told the truth about the police, so they might avoid falling prey to the self-serving lies of the aforementioned, self-anointed guardians of "civil rights." The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that in 1998, fully 62 percent of the 367 suspects killed by police officers nationwide were white, and 35 percent were black. In fact, police killings of white suspects have outnumbered those of black suspects in every single year since 1978. Moreover, black officers are far likelier to shoot black suspects than are white officers. In 1998, for instance, the black-officer-kills-black-felon...
  • Firefighters injured when Ice Bucket Challenge goes wrong near power lines

    08/22/2014 11:41:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    ksat abc 12 ^ | 8-22-2014 | Mayra Cuevas
    Electricity from a power line shocked the firefighters after they had sprayed water on students. Crews from the Fire and Rescue Department were helping the Campbellsville University band with their video "Challenge" around 11 a.m. Thursday. A photo obtained by CNN and taken by witness Tyler Arterburn shows the firetruck's aerial ladder hovering over the challenge participants as firefighters inside the ladder's bucket spray them with water. After the water spray ended, the students left and the firefighters began moving back the ladder, according to Hazlette. This is when the bucket at the top of the ladder came close enough...
  • Fergus/Croche parody

    08/22/2014 11:30:18 AM PDT · by 2harddrive · 2 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Bad, Bad Michael Brown Well the north side of St Louie’ Is the baddest part of town And if you go down there You better just beware Of a man name of Michael Brown Now Michael more than trouble You see he stand ‘bout six foot four All those downtown ladies call him "Treetop Lover" All the men just call him "Sir" And he's bad, bad Michael Brown The baddest man in the whole damn town Badder than old King Kong And meaner than a junkyard dog Now Michael he a gambler And he like his fancy clothes And he...
  • Missouri grand jury mulling Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown has 3 blacks, 9 whites

    08/22/2014 11:29:48 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 2-22-2014 | MEG WAGNER, CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Nine whites and three blacks will decide whether to charge a Missouri cop with killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. The breakdown of the St. Louis County grand jury weighing evidence against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was released Friday by a state court judge at the request of Bloomberg News. Wilson is white. Brown was black. And outrage over the unarmed teen’s killing two weeks ago fueled violent demonstrations and scattered looting in Ferguson. While Ferguson is a mostly African-American suburb, the grand jurors were selected from a countywide pool of registered voters. St. Louis County, which does not include the...
  • Mexico: 14 police on trial for US SUV Shooting

    08/22/2014 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    KMPH Fox News ^ | 8-20-2014 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press
    (AP) - Fourteen former federal police officers have gone on trial on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack that wounded two CIA agents, Mexico's national security commissioner said Wednesday. Monte Alejandro Rubido said there was no evidence the police officers had acted on orders from an organized crime gang, saying the attack on the diplomatic vehicle was a case of mistaken identity. "We identified the motive in the attack and it was a regrettable error on the part of the people there," Rubido told reporters. "The only legal evidence the investigation found was the use of...
  • Google's Driverless Cars Now Need Steering Wheels

    08/22/2014 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    hngn ^ | 8-22-2014 | John Nassivera
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is now making it mandatory for Google's driverless cars to be equipped with steering wheels and pedals. The new regulations on testing have been released to make sure that a human can take control of the vehicle in case something goes wrong with the car's software, according to The Telegraph. The search giant is now unable to take its autonomous vehicles on public roads without giving drivers the ability to take "immediate control" of the car.
  • Scientists develop a water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery

    08/22/2014 10:51:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 93 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 08-22-2014 | Provided by Stanford University
    In 2015, American consumers will finally be able to purchase fuel cell cars from Toyota and other manufacturers. Although touted as zero-emissions vehicles, most of the cars will run on hydrogen made from natural gas, a fossil fuel that contributes to global warming. Now scientists at Stanford University have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device that uses an ordinary AAA battery to produce hydrogen by water electrolysis. The battery sends an electric current through two electrodes that split liquid water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. Unlike other water splitters that use precious-metal catalysts, the electrodes in the Stanford device are made...
  • Bender Shuts Down New Haven Line

    08/22/2014 10:46:37 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 15 replies
    Railpace Newsmagazine ^ | August, 2014 | staff
    On June 20 Metro-North's New Haven Line was shut down for nearly three hours as a result of a junior high student's cardboard robot having been left on an overhead bridge near the Metro-North station at Fairfield, CT. At About 5:30 a.m., a town street sweeper saw it and alerted the Fairfield police who, in turn called in MTA police and a State Police bomb squad and helicopter to seal off nearby streets and investigate; this action also caused M-NR to suspend service. It took the investigators nearly three hourse to realize that the "suspicious object" was merely a homemade...
  • Apple, Google Are Jumping Into Health Care. Is Amazon Next?

    08/22/2014 10:29:55 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    forbes ^ | 8-22-2014 | Dan Diamond
    Apple’s iPhone 6 is just weeks from release and will kick off Apple’s new health care strategy. Google’s working on its own plan to chase the health care market too. But is another tech company — Amazon — about to make its own important play for health care business? Amazon executives recently held a meeting with top FDA officials, Darius Tahir reports in an interesting scoop for Modern Healthcare. No one from Amazon or the FDA was willing to divulge details of their conversations. But several industry observers spoke up to say the meeting suggests big moves ahead
  • Where Have All the Heroes gone?

    08/22/2014 10:25:45 AM PDT · by publius911 · 14 replies
    Vanity | Aug 22, 2014 | publius911
    Where have all the heroes gone, long time passing? Where have all the heroes gone, long time ago? Where have all the heroes gone? Gone a-golfing everyone. Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?
  • Congressman wants to ban sale of enhanced body armor to civilians

    08/22/2014 8:54:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 8-8-2014 | Chris Eger
    Rep. Mike Honda, (D-CA), has submitted a bill to the U.S. House that would prohibit the sale, use or possession of what he terms military-grade body armor. Honda reasons that this measure would aid law enforcement in taking out an active shooter, since the active shooter wouldn’t be able to obtain body armor. “There is no reason this type of armor, which is designed for warfare, should be available in our communities except for those who need it, like law enforcement,” Honda said in a statement last week. “There’s nothing more dangerous than what a well-armored, unstoppable active shooter can...
  • Ominous Tweet Connects ISIS Threat In Chicago

    08/22/2014 8:53:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 8/22/2014 | John Dodge
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Is the same radical group that executed a U.S. journalist this week making threats in Chicago? An ominous post on Twitter, purportedly from somebody connected with Islamic State, shows a photo of the Old Republic Building, 307 N. Michigan Ave. and the White House. The text reads: #AmessagefromISIStoUS We are in your state We are in your cities We are in your streets You are our goals anywhere. The message seems to imply that Islamic State operatives are in Chicago and other U.S. cities.
  • Ebola virus suspected after death of man in Donegal who returned from Sierra Leone

    08/22/2014 8:40:13 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 13 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 21 August 2014 | Eilish O’Regan
    A full-scale health probe is underway in Co Donegal into the death of a man who may have contracted the deadly Ebola virus, Irish health authorities have confirmed. The body of the deceased man has been placed in isolation in Letterkenny hospital after showing possible symptoms of the killer virus. Dessie Quinn (44) returned home from Sierra Leone two weeks ago. Before his death, he was being treated for malaria. A source said the man's body was found this morning and no suspicion of Ebola arose until his death occurred. Laboratory tests, which will confirm if he died from the...
  • Henry Rollins Slams Robin Williams For Suicide: If You Kill Yourself, You “Blew It”

    08/22/2014 8:30:42 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 50 replies
    The Gossip Cop ^ | 08/21/2014 | Daniel Gates
    Rollins writes, “I am sure some will strongly disagree with what I’m about to say. And I also understand that his personal struggles were quite real. I can’t argue with that.” He adds: “But I simply cannot understand how any parent could kill themselves.”“How in the hell could you possibly do that to your children?
  • Who would be a better Commander in Chief: Muslim B. Hussein Obama or Catholic Joe Biden?

    08/22/2014 8:18:01 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 35 replies
    Graewoulf | August 22, 2014 | Graewoulf
    The Clinton-Obama Benghazi Rule is as follows: “1.) ALWAYS STAND DOWN WHEN MUSLIMS ATTACK, 2.) WAIT FOR THE MUSLIMS TO FINISH THEIR BLOOD SPORT KILLING, AND 3.) THEN DO NOTHING.” Since September 11, 2014, Obama has: * Invoked the field-tested, Clinton-Obama Benghazi Rule for the US in order to allow the ongoing genocide of Christians, and Yazidis in current US Ally Iraq; * Refused to keep his Word on his Redline in Syria; * Released the GITMO FIVE to supervise the rapid growth of ISIS; * Repeatedly proclaimed that HIS "American People" are war weary; * Ordered the dismissing of...
  • UCLA Microbiologist Accused Of Making Bizarre Death Threat On Facebook

    08/22/2014 8:12:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 21, 2014 10:34 PM | Rachel Kim
    A UCLA researcher is accused of making a death threat to a writer about an opinion article he wrote for the Harvard Crimson entitled “Troubles with Thai Studies.” “I swear that if I saw this (expletive) on the street I’d elbow his middle meningeal artery and leave him dead from epidural hematoma,” UCLA microbiologist Peera Hemarajata allegedly posted on Facebook. The bizarre threat was aimed at writer Ilya Garger who is in Hong Kong. Rachel Kim spoke with Garger Thursday via Skype. It’s a story that is Only On KCAL9. Garger said the point of his article was not to...
  • Picture Information Extractor 6.7

    08/22/2014 7:37:30 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    picmeta.com ^ | August 22,2014 | picmeta.com
    PIE is an unique picture browser and viewer with exquisite photo metadata and file renaming features. It extracts EXIF, XMP and IPTC from JPG, TIF and RAW files and makes it available in a convenient and welcoming interface. One part of the EXIF header is standardized and contains information such as date and time pictures were taken, shutter speed and aperture or whether the flash was used. But a lot of information such as program mode, white balance settings or lens data, is stored in the Makernote block, which is proprietary and can usually only be read with special software...
  • Moose Sex Project aims to promote animal husbandry

    08/22/2014 6:46:37 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 22 replies
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | August 22, 2014 | Francis Campbell
    A Nova Scotia mainland moose checks out the surroundings. An additional 198 hectares of land is being added to protected holdings in the region connecting New Brunswick to Nova Scotia with the goal of making it easier for the mammals to migrate and find mates. (CONTRIBUTED) AMHERST — The mighty moose. Large, gangly, antlered, awkward-looking twig eater. Amorous and sexy, not so much. But the so-called Moose Sex Project and the land conservancy that makes it possible were at the forefront of a land protection announcement at the YMCA in Amherst on Thursday. “In terms of capturing people’s imaginations...
  • 9-year-old is executed: Where's the outrage?

    08/22/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 22, 2014 | John Kass
    Antonio Smith, 9 years old, was assassinated the other day. He was Chicago's youngest fatal shooting victim this year. He was shot at least four times and fell in a backyard on the South Side. And when I went out there on 71st and Woodlawn less than 24 hours after he was murdered, here's what I didn't see: I didn't see protesters waving their hands in the air for network TV cameras. I didn't see the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson playing their usual roles in the political race card game.
  • Robinson: Unrest shines light on invisible African-Americans

    08/22/2014 6:32:12 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    The Columbian ^ | 8-22-2014 | Eugene Robinson
    The fire this time is about invisibility. Our society expects the police to keep unemployed, poorly educated African-American men out of sight and out of mind. When they suddenly take center stage, illuminated by the flash and flicker of Molotov cocktails, we feign surprise. The proximate cause of the rioting in Ferguson, Mo., is the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was stopped, a witness has said, by a white policeman for walking in the street rather than on the sidewalk. Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown at least six times, according to a private autopsy and, reportedly, one conducted by...
  • Austin: Unisex bathroom ordinance proposed (Idiot alert)

    08/22/2014 6:23:55 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 49 replies
    KLBJ Radio ^ | Aug. 22, 2014 | Not specified
    In the near future, you may no longer have to wait in line to use the men's or women's room. A proposed city-wide ordinance would make all business, single occupancy bathrooms, "gender neutral." Some businesses around town already have unisex bathrooms. None of them wanted to talk to FOX 7 on camera, but if this ordinance passes, all businesses will eventually have to adopt the rule if their bathrooms only have one toilet. For some people, it's not as simple as identifying with the silhouette of a man or woman in a dress. "We're in regular contact with leaders within...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, August 22, 2014 - Bricolage

    08/22/2014 5:56:00 AM PDT · by tioga · 62 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    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”. BricolageNoun Something made or put together using whatever materials happen to be available: Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    08/22/2014 5:33:38 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 76 replies
    Random Silliness When : On Friday, DUHDo you know someone that drives like this? Farmer Joe was in his car when he was hit by a truck. He decided his injuries from the accident were serious enough to take the trucking company (responsible for the accident) to court. In court the trucking company's fancy lawyer was questioning farmer Joe. "Didn't you say, at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine'?" said the lawyer.Farmer Joe responded, "Well I'll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favorite mule Bessie into the...." "I didn't ask for any details," the lawyer...
  • Has Earth's Missing Heat Been Found? (More GoreBull warming crapolla)

    08/22/2014 5:12:31 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 25 replies
    Yahoo/LiveScience.com ^ | 8-21-14 | Becky Oskin
    Where, oh where, is the planet's missing heat? In 1999, the feverish rise in Earth's surface temperatures suddenly slowed, even as greenhouse gas emissions escalated. This unexpected slowdown has been called a global warming hiatus or global warming pause. Most climate scientists don't think this hiatus means global warming went kaput, but the reason (or reasons) for the slowdown has scientists flummoxed. Researchers have offered more than two dozen ideas to explain the missing heat.
  • Shoppers in Venezuela might soon have to be fingerprinted in order to buy food

    08/22/2014 4:16:35 AM PDT · by Rannug · 23 replies
    "fingerprints will have to be scanned before a person can purchase items at the grocery store."
  • Today's Toons 8/22/24

    08/22/2014 3:22:46 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 16 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 8/22/24 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 23, 2014

    08/22/2014 3:20:24 AM PDT · by sneakers · 20 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Welcome to Public Relations 101

    08/22/2014 2:40:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-22-2014 | Mike Adams
    It takes a lot to make me angry. But one thing that will do it every time is the occasional college administrator who hides behind a university spokesperson or public relations firm. Last week, Bryan College made the serious mistake of attempting to contact me through a hired public relations firm. They made the additional error of having their public relations specialist ask me questions about the “substance” (that means accuracy) of my reporting about Bryan. To be as clear as possible, I am the reporter in this situation. That means I am the one asking the questions. After Bryan’s...
  • Dramatic Studio Portraits of Big Cats by NatGeo Photographer Vincent J Musi

    08/22/2014 2:28:39 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 22,2014 | DL Cade
    National Geographic‘s Vincent J Musi will quite literally do whatever it takes to get the animal portrait he’s looking for, including kneeling in urine while singing Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat?” to a growling Snow Leopard… hand gestures included.
  • Public Advocate pushes for body cameras for cops in wake of chokehold death

    08/22/2014 1:13:15 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 21, 2014 | EDGAR SANDOVAL , BARRY PADDOCK
    n the wake of the controversial caught-on-camera chokehold death of Eric Garner, the city’s public advocate is pushing to equip city cops with body cams to record all interactions with the public. “We’ve got a tool at our disposal, which is used in other jurisdictions, that in fact can improve police-community relations,” Public Advocate Letitia James said Thursday. “The question is why it isn’t implemented in New York City.” The waterproof three-ounce cameras James demonstrated, worn on a lapel or belt, would record audio and visual for up to eight hours on a single battery charge. On July 17, a...
  • Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

    08/21/2014 11:51:40 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    cnn ^ | August 21, 2014 | Dana Ford
    Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. The certificate, obtained by CNN on Thursday, says his ashes were scattered off the coast one day later.
  • Venezuela plans to introduce supermarket fingerprinting

    08/21/2014 10:34:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    bbc ^ | 8-22-2014
    President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling. He said the system would stop people from buying too much of a single item. But the opposition in Venezuela rejected the plan, saying the policy treated all Venezuelans as thieves. Critics said fingerprinting consumers of staple products was tantamount to rationing and constituted a breach of privacy. Up to 40% of the goods which Venezuela subsidises for its domestic market are smuggled to Colombia, where they are sold at much higher prices, the authorities say.
  • Before they left Africa, early modern humans were 'culturally diverse'

    08/21/2014 9:55:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | August 18th, 2014 | Oxford University
    Researchers have carried out the biggest ever comparative study of stone tools dating to between 130,000 and 75,000 years ago found in the region between sub-Saharan Africa and Eurasia. They have discovered there are marked differences in the way stone tools were made, reflecting a diversity of cultural traditions. The study has also identified at least four distinct populations, each relatively isolated from each other with their own different cultural characteristics. The research paper also suggests that early populations took advantage of rivers and lakes that criss-crossed the Saharan desert. A climate model coupled with data about these ancient water...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK: Ferguson Rioters Want Free Stuff

    08/21/2014 9:13:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-21-14 | DFU
    I GOTS TO GET ME SOME FREE STUFF
  • Beaten Lakewood Deputy Thanks Good Samaritan

    08/21/2014 8:18:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    [Deputy] Love, a 13-year veteran, responded to a domestic-violence call Aug. 15 at a mall in Lakewood, where a man and woman were fighting. As one deputy interviewed the woman, Love went to search the mall for the suspect, later identified as Frankie Estrada, 21. He found Estrada and was walking him out of the mall when Estrada attacked him, knocked him to the ground and began kicking and stomping on Love’s head and neck, authorities said. A bystander intervened and pulled Estrada away long enough for other deputies to reach Love. Sheriff’s investigators are not releasing the good Samaritan’s...
  • 5 things you should know about poverty in Southern California

    08/21/2014 7:43:11 PM PDT · by Pelham · 45 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Aug. 20, 2014 | JENNA CHANDLER
    Economists say regional poverty trends are ‘alarming.’ Redlands-based economist John E. Husing issued a dire warning Wednesday, as elected officials from across Southern California pledged to reignite Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty: “If we do not solve this problem, we are not going to want to live in Southern California. The communities are going to become unhinged.” Husing is one of several economists who looked at findings from the 2012 American Community Survey and state Employment Development Department to find out where poverty is concentrated in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura, San Bernardino and Imperial counties. Some of the results...