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  • 12-year old hunter shoots mountain lion at 5 yards

    11/22/2014 8:57:50 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 1 replies
    Lone Star Outdoor News ^ | 11-14-14 | Conor Harrison
    Alyssa Caldwell and her father, Joshua, were heading to what they hoped would be a great spot for Alyssa to take a nice bull elk on the edge of a meadow in New Mexico's Unit 52, just south of the Colorado border. After hunting a makeshift aspen blind over a waterhole, dad and daughter decided to stalk to a meadow and see if any elk had come to feed lower on the mountain. However, after about 200 yards, Joshua realized he had forgotten the shooting sticks in the blind. "I decided to head back up to grab them and told...
  • Consulate To Issue ID Cards and Passports To Mexican Nationals in Brunswick, Georgia

    11/22/2014 8:52:33 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/2014 | Susan Berry
    A flyer produced by the City of Brunswick, Georgia states that the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta will be in the city from December 2-5 to issue ID cards and passports to Mexican nationals. ...the Glynn County School system assisted in the distribution of the flyer. “The Mexican Consulate in Atlanta has a mobile consulate that travels throughout the state,” Hardin said. “They do this to save people time and trouble from traveling to Atlanta to get a passport.” In the summer of last year, local Atlanta WALB reported that officials from the Mexican Consulate went to the Goodwill Career Center...
  • Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, diabetes, NAFLD

    11/22/2014 8:52:21 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/17/14 | University of Michigan
    Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders.
  • New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected

    11/22/2014 8:21:16 AM PST · by wtd · 3 replies
    News10 CBS ^ | 11/22/2014 | AP
    New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected November 22, 2014 15:30 GMT BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola and says two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country. The patient who tested positive "was placed in an isolation center for intensive treatment," according to a government statement. It says officials are monitoring 310 people to limit the spread of the disease. Mali's five confirmed Ebola deaths are linked to a 70-year-old imam who was...
  • No Gun Registration/No Universal “Background Checks”

    11/22/2014 8:18:53 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    weapon-blog.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | Aaron Spuler
    For those of you in Oregon, this is of special importance for you. Anti-gun extremists brag about how many people are denied gun purchases under the current system but never talk about how many of those people are denied with no justification because of an inept bureaucracy. The State Police’s own figures show that almost all “denials” are unjustified. Forcing me to run a background check on a friend or loved one before I give them a firearm will do nothing to prevent felons from obtaining weapons. It is clear that the entire purpose of this kind of bill is...
  • Left Unity's John Tummon and Leftist Support for Jihad

    11/22/2014 7:37:55 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 November 2014 | Paul Austin Murphy
    Like Marxism, Islam offers “totalist” (to use a word from post-structuralism) solutions to.... well, all problems. And Leftists, like most Muslims, like that. Many Leftists also deem Islam to be intrinsically anti-capitalist; as well as being (conveniently for them) anti-Western. So it's not a surprise either that John Tummon (of Left Unity) has also gone way beyond defending Muslims to now embracing all sorts of Islamic ideas and causes; including the Caliphate, the Islamic State (IS), the Ottoman Empire, the Ummah, sharia law, Islamic legal traditions and so on, although he stops short of actually quoting from the Koran or...
  • Have The Russians Bugged Obama?

    11/22/2014 7:31:18 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    self | Novermber 22, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    We already know that the NSA bugged the phones of Angela Merkel and listened in to her conversations. However, what if the reverse were true: that the Russians did the same to Barack Obama. They sure have the technical expertise to do this. And if they tapped the phone of The One that means they tapped the phone of the one who gives the orders to The One, namely Valerie Jarret. In addition to phone tapping I am also wondering if actual conversations in the Oval office and other White House offices were bugged. No President since Nixon stupidly recorded...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (11/22)

    11/22/2014 7:26:44 AM PST · by Excellence · 5 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | November 22, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Comparison of this winter with 1976. This November looks like, and may even be colder than, 1976. "When you know you have a similar pattern, you go to the similarities." The bottom line is, it's not global warming.
  • Sony and Microsoft are giving you games, and GameStop isn't happy

    11/22/2014 7:24:34 AM PST · by wastedyears · 12 replies
    Polygon.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | Colin Campbell
    http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/21/7265337/sony-and-microsoft-are-giving-you-games-and-gamestop-isnt-happy
  • So You've Decided to Map Sidewalk Poop in San Francisco...

    11/22/2014 7:07:27 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    citylab ^ | 11-20-2014 | JOHN METCALFE
    San Francisco is a weird magnet for poop. Travel around the city in the grimmest of Easter Egg hunts, and you'll find turds basking on sidewalks, chilling in flower gardens, gumming up subway escalators—hell, you'll even find them littering the roof of a three-story building with no roof access. I assumed upon moving here this was the marking of irresponsible dog owners. I wish I could still believe that. But Jennifer Wong has torn the brown veil asunder with "(Human) Wasteland," a revolting map of all the anthropogenic excrement around San Francisco. Wong's venture into crappy cartography began with her...
  • Gay rights activist, 66, who raised for Obama, indicted for 'sexually abusing 15-year-old boy'

    11/22/2014 6:46:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/14 | Mia De Graaf
    A high profile gay rights activist and Democrat fundraiser has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy with his boyfriend. Terry Bean, 66, co-founded two of the biggest national campaign groups and raised more than $500,000 for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid. He was arrested at his home in southwest Portland on Wednesday and indicted with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse.
  • Victoria police chief apologizes for ticket at soldier’s funeral

    11/22/2014 5:50:13 AM PST · by Don W · 24 replies
    Victoria Daily Times-Colonist ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Jeff Bell
    Victoria Police Chief Frank Elsner wants to meet with the Integrated Road Safety Unit after a ticket issued by one of its members led to a storm of reaction on social media and in the community. Debbi Ferguson, a military veteran of 20 years, was pulled over by an IRSU officer as she and a number of other drivers accompanied the body of Pte. Steven Allen from Victoria International Airport to a funeral home on Remembrance Day. Allen, a 20-year-old Victoria High School graduate, died Nov. 3 in a training exercise in Wainwright, Alta. The traffic officer, a member of...
  • US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

    11/22/2014 5:47:10 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Fox News / AP ^ | 11-22-2014
    Al-Zahrani will take part in a Saudi rehabilitation program for militants. He is the 13th prisoner released from Guantanamo Bay this year and the seventh in just the past two weeks. Officials have said there will be additional releases in the coming weeks as part of a renewed push to close the prison where 142 men are now held
  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 5:01:06 AM PST · by dennisw · 70 replies
    dailybeast ^ | 2014/11/20 | Ebner
    I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007 The public may be waking up to the mountain of rape allegations now, but women were coming forward years ago to warn the Jell-O Man was not so sweet. In 2007—seven years before she publicly came forward—I spoke with Joan Tarshis, a former Hollywood publicist who claimed that Bill Cosby raped her. After our talk—and, of course, much more research—I filed a version of the following story on my website Hollywood, Interrupted. It identified a number of women who claimed that Bill Cosby had raped them. (The story has been updated slightly...
  • Deer Hunting 2014: A Message from Governor Scott Walker

    11/22/2014 4:41:37 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | This Week | Wisconsin DNR
    A wonderful welcome to the 2014 Deer Hunting Season and information for newbie hunters from Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker and our DNR Secretary, Cathy Stepp. Video at link.
  • England women v Germany: Wembley game 'fantastic occasion'

    11/22/2014 1:43:18 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 22 November 2014 | Tony Leighton
    England's sell-out Wembley meeting with Germany on Sunday will show the "special" nature of the women's game in this country, says coach Mark Sampson. On what will be the women's team's first appearance at the new stadium, a record crowd of 55,000 will see them take on the European champions. The attendance will be the biggest in the history of the women's side. Sampson said: "It will be a fantastic occasion and we can show England is a special nation for women's football." The crowd, 15,000 more than the men's team's September friendly against Norway, would have been bigger if...
  • The Whichness of the Why — Another asteroid has been detected sporting a long tail.

    11/22/2014 12:31:05 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    Thunderbolts.info ^ | November 21, 2014 | by Stephen Smith
    Asteroid 62412. Credit: Scott Sheppard Comets are often called “dirty snowballs” by astronomers. However, various investigative missions, such as Giotto and Deep Impact, revealed them to be blackened, cratered, and fractured. No ice fields, reflective crust, or watery clouds were observed. Indeed, the latest pictures from the Rosetta mission of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko indicate that it is a mountain of rock in space. According to a recent press release, the Gemini Observatory’s image of asteroid 62412, located between Mars and Jupiter, is the first time that one of the Hygiea family of asteroids has exhibited a tail, and is only the...
  • Throwback Thursday: Seeing through our galaxy

    11/21/2014 10:58:31 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Medium ^ | 11/20/14 | Ethan Siegel
    When we look out at the Universe, our view is pretty consistently dominated by the stars within our own galaxy. Although we know that many interesting things lie beyond — globular clusters, individual galaxies, and rich clusters and superclusters of galaxies — being in the Milky Way makes it very hard to see a great many of them. This is because our own galaxy, from our vantage point within it, dominates a huge fraction of the sky overhead. Image credit: Richard Payne, of Arizona Astrophotography.The plane of the Milky Way itself obscures about a total of 20% of our night sky. What appears...
  • Nancy Pelosi vows to empower women… And then discriminates against a pregnant, disabled veteran.

    11/21/2014 10:24:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | Adam Peters
    As an online writer, I come across a fair number of memes. Some of them are cleverly arranged to convey a well thought out message. There’s also ones like this: PICTURE ON LINK The sign on the left conveys an obvious fact: it’s pretty hard to hold “pro-choice” beliefs (or hold anything at all) if somebody’s already killed you. The logic behind the sign on the right, however, is a little more hazy. The second message seems to imply that holding pro-life values is somehow incompatible with being pregnant–an odd notion. For although their efforts certainly aren’t easy, pregnant woman...
  • What about the PRA? (immigration)

    11/21/2014 10:14:39 PM PST · by djf · 3 replies
    djf
    Now it is important to think about Zero's statements. And it is important to think about the whereabouts of what is going to happen. Zero says that within a few months, the forms will be ready and things on place for collecting the info related to his immigration plan. My question is... what forms? According to the Paperwork Reduction Act, the government needs to have something on each form. A "control number". And according to the PRA, there can be no penalty for failing to respond to a form that doesn't have a valid control number. The PRA is fairly...
  • Asteroid Mining: Not as Crazy as it Sounds

    11/21/2014 7:54:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    geologyforinvestors.com ^ | Christopher Rawluk
    At first glance it sounds ridiculous. Why would anyone consider mining in space when even the largest Earth-based mining operations seem to have trouble managing costs? After all, mid-grade and marginal deposits seem to have trouble finding any money and the process of moving a project from prospect to mine can take decades and cost hundreds of million of dollars. I’ll be the first to admit that the whole idea of asteroid mining was initially right up there with Star Trek-style transporters and desktop cold fusion, but a few recent events have piqued my curiosity on the subject. ... Asteroid...
  • Rise in Crop Production increasing levels of Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere

    11/21/2014 7:51:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Maine News ^ | 11/21/2014 | Betty Laseter
    Scientists have revealed that levels of carbon dioxide increase in the Northern Hemisphere during summers each year as plants absorb carbon dioxide to convert sunlight into food. The CO2 levels again rise as the plants release CO2 after the growing season. Scientists have found that corn, rice, wheat and soybean are the four leading crops that account for maximum CO2 release in the atmosphere of Northern Hemisphere. Crops act as sponge for CO2 and it could be said that the sponge effect has become bigger because of the advancements in agricultural techniques, leading to more production. There is a sharp...
  • READ COPY OF SHERIFF ARPAIO'S LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA AMNESTY

    11/21/2014 7:49:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Scribnd.com ^ | November 21, 2014
    N THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Mr. JOE ARPAIO, Elected SHERIFF of Maricopa County, State of Arizona 550 West Jackson Street Phoenix, AZ 85003 Plaintiff, v. The Honorable BARACK OBAMA, individually and in his professional capacity as President of the United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500 and The Honorable JEH JOHNSON, individually and in his professional capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 12th & C Street SW Washington, D.C. 20024 and The Honorable LEON RODRIQUEZ, individually and in his professional capacity as Director of U.S. Citizenship and...
  • The demonic genius of the *resident (If I'm reading this right)

    11/21/2014 7:07:21 PM PST · by Riflema · 32 replies
    Self ^ | 11/21/14 | Self
    Okay, if I'm reading this right, we have all been suckered in a big way and with an outcome far worse we thought. Ask yourself, where is the Executive Order?So far, there is no EO. What he issued were two memoranda (see the link above). Both very vague, no concrete proposals or edicts. One speaks of assembling a "Task Force on New Americans" to figure out how to make our society and it's institutions more welcoming to the shadow people. The second invites proposals and ideas on "improving" the process for getting into the US.Now, if this is it, if...
  • 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Renews Heated Political Debate

    11/21/2014 7:05:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 6:12 PM PST 11/21/2014 | by Paul Bond
    .... Breitbart.com, for example, John Nolte largely ignores politics in his review of Mockingjay - Part 1, until ending with: “For some reason this feels like the exact right time for a movie about a revolution against a lying, lawless president.” Likewise, Christian Toto at his conservative site, Hollywood In Toto, largely foregoes politics, though only after opening his review with: “The first two films could be seen as either big government on dictatorial steroids or an Occupy-style lament about the evils of inequality. The franchise's third film … doesn’t change that formula despite the addition of liberal screenwriter Danny...
  • Don Paul dies at 89; helped L.A. Rams to NFL championship

    11/21/2014 6:51:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Staff
    Don Paul, a fierce football player for UCLA in the 1940s who went on to help the Los Angeles Rams win an NFL championship, has died. He was 89. Paul died of respiratory failure Nov. 8 in Woodland Hills after an extended illness, his family announced. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Paul earned a UCLA football letter in each of four seasons — 1943, '44, '46 and '47 — with his Bruin career split by Navy service during World War II. He played center and linebacker, was chosen team captain three times and, according to UCLA, was the first freshman player to...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Rikki Tikki Tavi (1975)

    11/21/2014 6:02:04 PM PST · by DemforBush · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Great animated adaptation of the classic Kipling tale of a young mongoose and his struggles against a pair of vicious cobras. Animated. Narrated by Orson Welles.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Evil Roy Slade (1972)

    11/21/2014 5:54:39 PM PST · by DemforBush · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    A childhood favorite tonight. John Astin stars in this western spoof about the mean, rotten, no good, and hilarious villain Evil Roy Slade. Directed by Jerry Paris, and co-starring Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Milton Berle, and Dom Deluise.
  • Students post gross school lunch pictures using #ThanksMichelleObama hashtag

    11/21/2014 5:54:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2014
    Let’s face it: school lunches are not exactly culinary masterpieces. But some fed-up students have been sharing some down-right disgusting-looking meals using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama on social media. It’s not a new thing. These posts have been around when school started up in August. But as students get ready for the year’s biggest food holiday, the trend is picking up steam. …
  • Rape allegations against Cosby case of he said/she she she ... said and 15 women can’t all be lying

    11/21/2014 5:48:43 PM PST · by EveningStar · 210 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2014 | Piers Morgan
    Full title: The rape allegations against Bill Cosby are a classic case of he said/she she she she she she she she she she she she she she, she said - and 15 women can’t all be lyingOne of my favourite Twitter parody accounts is @TheTweetOfGod .It's cheeky, irreverent, has over 1.6 million followers - and an unnerving ability to hit the proverbial nail on the head. Last night, it addressed the mounting Bill Cosby scandal with this tweet:‘The rape allegations against Bill Cosby are a classic case of he said/she she she she she she she she she she...
  • A police wife fears for family, fights for department (Ferguson)

    11/21/2014 5:29:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    FOX2NOW ^ | November 19, 2014 | Chris Hayes,
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Wives and children of many police officers are in virtual hiding, as some face assault and death threats. Fox Files investigator Chris Hayes talked with the wife of a Ferguson officer who said she`s not leaving town, because she fears people aren`t hearing the whole truth about her husband`s Department. During the spring of 2014, the City of Ferguson commissioned a study to find out what residents thought about City services, including the Ferguson Police Department. It’s data that some fear could be met with threats of violence, at a time when police families are already...
  • 80-year-old man says police beat him

    11/21/2014 5:18:06 PM PST · by Altariel · 36 replies
    KCTV 5 (Kansas City) ^ | November 14, 2014 | Laura McCallister
    LONE JACK, MO (KCTV) - A Lone Jack grandfather says he fears for his life after a run in with police. Bill Swan was on his tractor when he took issue with a utility crew trying to dig on his property. His family says that before long the Lone Jack police arrived and Swan was left bloodied and more from being yanked off the tractor. "I'm afraid for us to even drive out of our driveway or to get on the street. I don't know what they will do," Libby Swan, Bill's wife, said. Libby Swan hasn't asked her husband...
  • Shocking moment teacher DRAGGED girl, 14, across floor and into pool after...

    11/21/2014 5:07:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    MailOnline ^ | , 21 November 2014 | Jill Reilly for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Shocking moment teacher DRAGGED girl, 14, across floor and into pool after she refused to swim because she'd just had her hair done A video has been released capturing the shocking moment a gym teacher dragged a 14-year-old girl to a pool after she refused to swim because she didn't want to ruin her hair. Denny Peterson, who worked at Edison High School in Stockton, California, is now facing a charge of corporal injury to a child. The incident took place in August after the girl refused to get in the pool because her hair was done that...
  • Have an HDTV? Use this neat trick to unlock better picture quality

    11/21/2014 4:56:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Komando.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kim Komando
    ... Calibrating your HDTV doesn't have to cost as much as the TV itself. A calibration disc is a thrifty way to get professional-grade results for less. What's a calibration disc? It's a disc that holds information for tweaking your HDTV's color and brightness levels. You don't have to buy a calibration disc, though - you can make your own with a free download from AVS. Not only is it free, it comes with a support staff in AVS's knowledgeable forum ...
  • Fighting Obama's Immigration Action - What Can Red States Do?

    11/21/2014 4:42:00 PM PST · by zencycler · 22 replies
    self | 11/21/2004 | self
    Everyone's talking about what Congress might be able to do to fight Obama's recent executive order, but I was wondering whether any of the Red states could do something at the state level. For example, Hawaii's used to have a residency requirement for anyone who wanted to work in that state, which got thrown out because it put an unconstitutional restraint on the right of citizens to freely travel between the states. But such protection is not afforded to non-citizens. So how about a residency requirement that said only those who were qualified to work in the country - under...
  • Stairway to Safety - Climbing to the top of a 1700 foot tall tower to change a light bulb

    11/21/2014 4:33:15 PM PST · by kingattax · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 19, 2013 | Todd Horning
    We made this video for all of the climbers in the tower industry who believe in safety. Nick Bassarab and Todd Horning from Safety One Training Inc. climb to the top of a 1700 foot tall tower to change a couple light bulbs while using 100% attachment the whole time. www.safetyoneinc.com for more information on safe climbing and work at height practices.
  • An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

    11/21/2014 4:21:06 PM PST · by wtd · 2 replies
    NPR ^ | November 21, 2014 4:49 PM ET | Nurith Aizenman
    NPR: An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds "Sierra Leone's government set up the Hastings Ebola Treatment Center in some classrooms at a former police training academy. When we visit the facility, it's payday, and the workers who are lined up to get their wages seem particularly animated. But the lively atmosphere also reflects the broader mood here. In the midst of a lot of bad news about Ebola — a surge of new infections, and way more patients than space to treat them — the workers at this facility feel like they're finally...
  • "Prosecutorial discretion lets undocumented immigrants stay in U.S., but not hold a job"

    11/21/2014 3:59:27 PM PST · by skippyjonjones · 7 replies
    Ny DailyNew ^ | June 9, 2013, | Allan Wernick
    "Under the Obama prosecutorial discretion program, the Department of Homeland Security is mandated to end removal proceedings against an(sic) undocumented immigrants who do not have a serious criminal record. “Prosecutorial discretion” means the government has decided that you can stay here but you do not get any immigration benefits."
  • Rights groups release software to detect government spyware

    11/21/2014 3:43:11 PM PST · by Brother Cracker · 15 replies
    america.aljazeera ^ | November 20, 2014 | Wilson Dizard
    Human rights group Amnesty International released free software on Thursday that allows users to determine if their computers are bugged by government intelligence agencies. The program, Detekt, was designed specifically for human rights activists and journalists, whose computers governments regularly target, Amnesty said. “Governments are increasingly using dangerous and sophisticated technology that allows them to read activists and journalists’ private emails and remotely turn on their computer’s camera or microphone to secretly record their activities,” said Marek Marczynski of Amnesty International. “They use the technology in a cowardly attempt to prevent abuses from being exposed,” he added. In many place,...
  • UK's First 'Poo Bus' Goes Into Service Between Bristol and Bath

    11/21/2014 3:36:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 21, 2014
    0 November 2014 UK's First 'Poo Bus' Goes Into Service Between Bristol and Bath Bio-Bus The 40-seat "Bio-Bus" runs on biomethane gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste. The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath. The eco-friendly vehicle can travel up to 300km (186 miles) on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of about five people to produce. It is run by tour operator Bath Bus Company and will shuttle people between Bristol Airport and Bath city centre. The biomethane gas is...
  • Window washer plunges from downtown San Francisco building (And lives)

    11/21/2014 3:35:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Hamed Aleaziz and Kevin Fagan
    A window washer was critically injured Friday morning when he plunged from a building in downtown San Francisco, falling 11 floors before smashing onto the roof of a moving car, authorities said. The impact at California and Montgomery Streets caved in the roof, back window and trunk of a 2002 Toyota Camry, but the man was conscious when paramedics arrived.
  • VICTIMS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

    11/21/2014 3:30:04 PM PST · by doug from upland · 33 replies
    HERE IS ONE VICTIM. GO TO THE SITE AND READ MORE. List of Victims Naomi Mercury, 18 Daughter, Student and Friend Allegedly killed by Mateo Guzman-Palacios, 32 Mateo Guzman-Placios, 32, a previously deported illegal alien living in North Carolina, has been arrested in the death of Naomi Mercury, 18, of Wake Forest. Guzman-Placios is charged with two counts of misdemeanor death, two counts of felony hit-and-run, driving with a suspended license and failing to stop at a red light. Mercury and another Wake Technical school student were killed after Guzman-Palacios allegedly ran a red light in Raleigh and hit a...
  • Man killed when tire flies off trailer, strikes car on Route 28; Driver (illegal) to be charged

    11/21/2014 3:10:02 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 21, 2014
    SHALER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Investigators said one person is dead after a detached truck tire bounded across Route 28 Friday morning and smashed into an oncoming car. Officials said the accident happened just before 11 a.m. near the Shaler Water Facility. Channel 11’s Alan Jennings reported the tire came from a Ford F-450 with a tarp-covered trailer that was heading southbound on Route 28. Channel 11’s Rick Earle has learned the victim’s car was driving north when the tire hopped over the jersey barrier and hit the driver’s side windshield. A man was driving and his wife was in the...
  • Ferguson protesters could be Time’s 'Person of the Year'

    11/21/2014 2:55:47 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    kmov.com ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | KMOV.com Staff
    ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The Ferguson protesters have emerged as contenders for Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” Other candidates for Time’s “Person of the Year” includes doctors treating Ebola patients in Africa, Pope Francis and Malala Yousafzai.
  • The hyper-real robots that will replace receptionists, pop stars... and even sex dolls: Unnervingly

    11/21/2014 2:23:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 182 replies
    Chillingly life-like robots are causing a storm in Japan – where their creators are about to launch them as actresses, full-size mechanical copies for pop idol fans, and clones of the dearly departed. There is even talk that the naturalistic, even engaging, she-droids may be taken up as men as partners in the not-too-distant future. Android Asuna was a star attraction at Tokyo Designers’ Week showcase earlier this month and she is one of a series of geminoids, as their inventor dubs them, that are ripe for commercialisation say their creator robotics professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. ... A fully independent version...
  • UK's first 'poo bus' hits the road

    11/21/2014 2:15:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Thursday 20 November 2014 07.34 EST
    The 40-seat “Bio-Bus” runs on biomethane gas, generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste. It can travel up to 186 miles on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of around five people to produce. The bus is run by Bath Bus Company and will transport passengers between Bath and Bristol Airport. Engineers believe the bus could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport while improving urban air quality. The gas is generated at Bristol sewage treatment works, run by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water. It produces fewer emissions than traditional diesel engines and...
  • Highway Robbers steal Ebola Blood in Cooler from Transporter in Guinea!

    11/21/2014 2:10:13 PM PST · by Kackikat · 59 replies
    Mashable ^ | 11/21/2014 | Kackikat
    Highway robbers steal ebola blood thought to be infected during a heist of the cooler not knowing what it contained.
  • House Sues Administration over Obamacare

    11/21/2014 2:03:34 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 12 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 11-21-14 | Sean Riley
    Earlier today the United States House of Representatives filed suit against the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Treasury, challenging the Administration’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In a press release, Speaker John Boehner announced: Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and re-write federal law on his own without a vote of Congress. That’s not the way our system of government was designed to work. If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to...
  • The 20 Most Affordable Colleges with High Four-year Graduation Rates

    11/21/2014 2:00:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Best Choice Schools ^ | 11/21/2014 | BCS Staff
    Getting a college education is expensive, which is why more students are taking the time to search for affordable colleges with high four-year graduation rates. In the United States, about two-thirds of students who earn a bachelor’s degree graduate from college in four years, while the remaining 34 percent need a fifth or even sixth year to complete their studies (U.S. Department of Education). Completing an undergraduate degree in four years is not only easier on the budget, but it means getting out into the workforce earlier than students who need more time to graduate. Choosing an affordable college is...
  • BREAKING: Petition supporting Duggars breaks 50,000 signatures in 24 hours: growing fast

    11/21/2014 1:51:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    life site news ^ | Fri Nov 21, 2014 | John Jalsevac
    A petition launched by LifeSiteNews responding to a media campaign by gay activists to pressure TLC to cancel the Duggar family's highly popular TV show "19 Kids and Counting" has earned over 53,000 signatures in less than 24 hours, and is growing fast. At the same time, a Tweetfest supporting the Duggars is scheduled to begin at noon today, using the hashtag #DefendtheDuggars. (Click here to find out more about the Tweetfest.) LifeSiteNews' petition responds to a separate petition against the Duggars launched on Change.org, that in particular criticizes Michelle Duggar for opposing a "transgender" bill in Fayetteville and demands...