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  • Fox and Dish TV contract ends today.

    12/20/2014 9:01:39 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    WBOC ^ | 12-20-2014
    DISH FAQS Posted: Dec 19, 2014 1:50 PM CST 1. What is happening? By law, WBOC and FOX21 must negotiate carriage agreements with satellite companies like DISH. Usually, these deals are reached without any disruption to your service. In fact, our company has negotiated dozens of agreements. Unfortunately, so far, DISH has refused to reach a fair, market-based deal to carry WBOC and FOX21. Our existing agreement with DISH expires at midnight on Dec. 31, 2014. If no deal is reached before that date, you will lose live access to the shows, sports and local news on WBOC and FOX21,...
  • Fox - Just lost it via DISH

    12/20/2014 8:58:35 PM PST · by Qwackertoo · 6 replies
    Looks like DISH just axed the FOX News Channel. Liberals everywhere are probably ecstatic. I saw the logo and hear the crazy annoying music. They've been threatening on the air for days .. . so I guess it happened tonight at close to 11:00 p.m. Central Time.
  • Penn State repeats as women's volleyball champ

    12/20/2014 8:18:56 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    tulsa world ^ | 12-20-14 | N/A
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Megan Courtney and Aiyana Whitney each had 11 kills, and Penn State defeated Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday to win their second consecutive NCAA women’s volleyball championship. Micha Hancock had 36 assists and five digs for the Nittany Lions. The senior from nearby Edmond won in front of family and friends in her final college match. Her expert setting helped the Nittany Lions neutralize the nation’s No. 1 blocking team. Penn State (36-3) won its sixth title in eight years and No. 7 overall to break a tie with Stanford for the most titles. Jennifer Hamson...
  • The Hallelujah Chorus--All Parts Performed by 2 Singers in an Abandoned Bunker (YouTube vid, 4m22s)

    NASA and Handel hook up.
  • Guess What Happened The Last Time The Price Of Oil Crashed Like This?

    12/20/2014 8:06:02 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.prophecynewswatch.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    There has only been one other time in history when the price of oil has crashed by more than 40 dollars in less than 6 months. The last time this happened was during the second half of 2008, and the beginning of that oil price crash preceded the great financial collapse that happened later that year by several months. Well, now it is happening again, but this time the stakes are even higher. When the price of oil falls dramatically, that is a sign that economic activity is slowing down. It can also have a tremendously destabilizing affect on financial...
  • Union: NYPD Now a 'Wartime' Police Dept.

    12/20/2014 8:03:12 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 17 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/20/14 | Newsmax
    Union: NYPD Now a 'Wartime' Police Dept. The New York Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, the NYPD's union, has issued this statement following the deaths of two police officers in an ambush: "Starting IMMEDIATELY: At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be. “IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and an individual MUST be placed under arrest. “These are precautions that...
  • Response to survey on down syndrome children shows contempt and selfishness

    12/20/2014 8:00:38 PM PST · by Morgana
    Clinic Quotes ^ | January 10, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Detroit News survey asking women if they would have an abortion if the baby had down syndrome. One respondent said yes: “Let’s be practical. I am not giving up 80% or more of my life to care for a Down Syndrome baby that will be depend on me through his/her adult life. “Corkey” was lucky and probably the only cast to get ratings to play on the hearts of others. Let me be as upfront as possible……This is the ‘Me’ generation, and with health costs increasing endlessly, who has the money?” Quoted in the blog JivinJehosephat Over 95% of all...
  • What Does “Happy New Year” Even Really Mean? (Physics: is time real?)

    12/20/2014 7:58:27 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | January 2015 | Sean M. Carroll
    When Albert Einstein’s good friend Michele Besso died in 1955, just a few weeks before Einstein’s own death, Einstein wrote a letter to Besso’s family in which he put forward a scientist’s consolation: “This is not important. For us who are convinced physicists, the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, however persistent.” The idea that time is an illusion is an old one, predating any Times Square ball drop or champagne celebrations. It reaches back to the days of Heraclitus and Parmenides, pre-Socratic thinkers who are staples of introductory philosophy courses. Heraclitus argued that the primary...
  • Mattie Brinckerhoff on voluntary motherhood and “destroy[ing] unborn children”

    12/20/2014 7:52:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | April 14, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Many people don’t know that the early feminists (those who fought for a woman’s right to vote in the 1800s) were mostly pro-life. Mattie H Brinckerhoff was a popular lecturer in the Midwest on women’s suffrage and other women’s rights topics. Here is some of her writing on abortion. Her use of the term “voluntary motherhood” dealt with the choice women should have to refuse to have sex in order to avoid childbearing. It’s hard to believe, but at the time, women had no right to refuse sex with their husbands- they could not prosecute him for rape, and culture...
  • Ugh! Colin Kaepernik of the 49ers yells out "Obama" at the line.

    12/20/2014 7:50:56 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 27 replies
    12-20-14
    I'm watching the 49er San Diego and the QB is doing the call at the line and much the way Peyton Manning yells out "OMAHA!", Karpernik calls out "OBAMA!" I had to run it back 3 or 4 times to make sure.
  • Prosecutor: No charges in church disturbance death

    12/20/2014 7:43:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    chron.com ^ | December 20, 2014 3:26pm
    Berg then threw candles and other items into the congregation, cursed at the priest and advanced menacingly down the aisle toward him, according to prosecutors. A teenage altar server tried to tackle Berg, and then several parishioners in their 60s and 70s wrestled Berg to the floor. Berg struggled with them, and a churchgoer got his gun away from him, prosecutors said. ... An autopsy concluded that Berg's cause of death was heart arrhythmia brought on by an acute stress reaction, with "acute alcohol intoxication" as a factor — his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit for...
  • Aborting or having a baby with Down Syndrome (T21)

    12/20/2014 7:37:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | June 13, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    A woman tells her story of an abortion of a down syndrome baby and then her subsequent birth of a disabled child. She shared this on a message board for women who aborted disabled children: I have lurked here for years, and although my story may not be welcomed with open arms, I feel compelled to share it none-the-less. Like many of you, I received a pre-natal diagnosis that our precious baby had Down syndrome and a heart defect. It was completely unexpected and devastating, obviously. Like many of you, my first concern was for my daughter. What would having...
  • Gunman executes 2 NYPD cops as ‘revenge’ for Garner

    12/20/2014 7:28:37 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 1 replies
    NY Post.com ^ | 12/20/14 | By Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick, Jamie Schram and Laura Italiano
    Gunman executes 2 NYPD cops as ‘revenge’ for Garner By Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick, Jamie Schram and Laura Italiano Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s ­assassination-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown. “It’s an execution,” one law-enforcement source said of the 3 p.m. shooting of police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The tragic heroes were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant when they were shot point-blank in the head...
  • Should NYPD Issue Strike Ultimatum Demanding Holder and De Blasio Step Down?

    12/20/2014 7:21:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    December 20, 2014
    Turning their backs on De Blasio during press conference and accusing Bill de Blasio of having blood on his hands is a good start. But where's the action? Where are the marches?
  • De Blasio Worked for Sandinistas, Honeymooned in Cuba

    12/20/2014 7:13:40 PM PST · by navysealdad · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sept. 2003
    New York City Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio spent time as a left-wing supporter and activist for Nicaragua's ruling Sandinista party at a time when the Reagan administration characterized it as "tyrannical" and "Communist." He also honeymooned in Cuba in violation of the United States' ban on travel to the Caribbean Communist stronghold,
  • Obama to make Sunday show appearance (With Candy)

    12/20/2014 6:57:26 PM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Dec. 20, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama’s sweeping changes to Cuba policy are expected to dominate the Sunday talk shows this week, with one of the harshest critics of the president’s efforts to normalize diplomatic relations — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) — appearing on each of the broadcast networks’ telecasts. Obama will have a chance to defend the policy himself in a rare Sunday show appearance, sitting down with Candy Crowley for her last episode as host of CNN’s “State of the Union.” The veteran political correspondent is leaving the network after 27 years.
  • Here's The Most Educated Town In Every State

    12/20/2014 6:28:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/20/2014 | Andy Kiersz
    We recently looked at the most affluent towns in every U.S. state. Now we're turning our attention to educational achievement.The American Community Survey is an annual survey run by the Census Bureau to allow the government, corporate and academic researchers, and anyone who is curious about demographics to better understand the population of the U.S. Among many other subjects, the ACS includes questions about respondents' education levels.Using the 2008-2012 ACS estimates for places with at least 1,000 population, Business Insider made a map showing, for each state, the town with the highest percentage of adults over 25 who have at...
  • De Blasio Accused Of Having 'Blood On His Hands' [Obama Too?]

    12/20/2014 5:58:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 20, 2014 | CHRIS SPARGO
    De Blasio Accused Of Having 'Blood On His Hands': Thousands attack New York City Mayor for backing anti-cop protesters before two officers were shot dead 'in revenge for Garner' A Move On petition demanding that Mayor de Blasio resign already has thousands of signatures Sharpton has released a statement saying, 'We plan to hold a press conference in the morning to express our outrage and our condolences to the families and the police department' Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said, 'De Blasio, Sharpton and all those who encouraged this anti-cop, racist mentality all have blood on their...
  • Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?

    12/20/2014 5:45:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 94 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 18, 2014
    In the month of December alcohol consumption increases as many people celebrate the festive season. But how does your drinking measure up to the average from countries around the world? Find out below if you are similar to a boozy Belarusian or a teetotal Kuwaiti.
  • West Harlem Residents Are Fed Up With ‘Aggressive’ Raccoons Terrorizing Neighborhood

    12/20/2014 5:38:21 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 17 replies
    WFAN Channel 2 NYC ^ | December 18, 2014 11:36 PM
    — West Harlem residents say a posse of raccoons has taken over their neighborhoods and in some cases even broken into their homes. “These things think they live here and they actually walk in if you leave an opening,” said resident Lauren Flanigan. Pictures from residents showed a raccoon making itself comfortable on the patio of a West Harlem home, and even coming up to the door. And that raccoon was not alone, residents said. “They came in the kitchen, and they’re not that friendly, and they also pushed the window screens in,” Flanigan told CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco.
  • HOW NOT TO PLANT A ROADSIDE BOMB

    12/20/2014 5:06:12 PM PST · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/20/2014 | J Hines
    Here are some rules that you should follow when planting a roadside bomb. Rule 1. After putting the bomb in the hole, do not, repeat, do not tamp the ground too much. Rule 2. Do not forget rule 1 FFS! This video of thermal image was taken from an AC-130 Gunship from about a mile away. No rounds were fired from the aircraft, some Islamic Jihadists were trying to bury a 155mm artillery round, they must have lost the instruction manual, or it was in English.See the video here.
  • Abortionist Lies About Fetal Development

    12/20/2014 5:01:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 8, 2012 | Tech
    ane Hodgson abortionist ABC News Special, ABC News Forum Abortion: The New Civil War:11-1-1990 In an ABC News interview abortionist Jane Hodgson made the following statements: “I have supervised and participated in or done approximately 30,000.” (abortions) PETER JENNINGS asked: They call you a killer. Does that make sense to you? HODGSON: “Well, I don’t feel that way. I think I have done a humane service for lots of women in this world. I don’t look upon it as killing, no, because I do not consider, in the first place, that any embryo or the fetus is a person. It...
  • Amazing Mona Lisa forgery by Muslim artist

    12/20/2014 4:46:11 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    tinypic ^ | 12-2014
  • (Rahm) Emanuel's son robbed near family's North Side home

    12/20/2014 4:14:03 PM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Dec. 20, 2014 | Rosemary Regina Sobol and Alexandra Chachkevitch
    Robbers put mayor's son in chokehold, stole his cell phoneMayor Rahm Emanuel’s 17-year-old son was robbed near the family's home on the North Side on Friday night, according to a Chicago police report.. One of them "placed his arm around the victim's neck in a rear chokehold," and the second one struck the teen with a fist, knocking him to the ground. The robbers took the teen’s cellphone and patted him down, the police report said. "The offenders then asked the victim, 'What else you got?' (and) forced the victim to enter his security code to unlock the phone," the...
  • NY Cop Shooting-Obama fanned the flames towards this.

    12/20/2014 3:44:33 PM PST · by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart · 63 replies
    Obama needs blame...he fanned the flames instead of asking for respect for the law like any decent president should have....
  • Why Peanut Butter Is Awesome and Amazing

    12/20/2014 3:18:41 PM PST · by PROCON · 133 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Arlene Becker Zarmi
    One of my husband ‘s favorite sandwiches is peanut butter and a pickle on rye. Elvis Presley liked his peanut butter sandwiches with banana and bacon, and Hemingway liked thick onion slices in his. Ninety-four percent of American households have a jar on hand. The stuff lasts forever, so in a nuclear war situation you can always rely on it for sustenance. It can be stored safely unrefrigerated for two years. I, on the other hand, have a love/hate relationship with it, and if I do ever eat it, I do so in the traditional manner, as a solo spread...
  • Ohio Governor signs gun rights bill to reform concealed carry, suppressor use

    12/20/2014 2:50:52 PM PST · by RC one · 14 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 12/20/14 | | by Chris Eger
    Republican Gov. John Kasich on Friday signed a bill expanding gun rights in Ohio to include the use of suppressors by hunters, concealed carry reforms, and mandatory shall-certify rules for National Firearms Act items.The measure, H.234, had proven popular with lawmakers, passing the state Senate on Dec. 9 by a large 24-6 margin on its way to a 72-21 win in the House the following day. Beginning life as a bill that only legislated a repeal in the state’s ban on using legally possessed suppressors while hunting in the state, the measure over time grew to include a number of...
  • Wow. Marine ARRESTED for This Facebook Post About Obama

    12/20/2014 2:47:44 PM PST · by goodn'mad · 67 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | December 19, 2014 | Unknown
    Brandon Raub is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who decided to post critical opinions about Barack Obama on Facebook. What happened to him then will strike fear into the hearts of any good American and make them wonder what country they’re living in. According to the Rutherford Institute, Raub was arrested by “a swarm of FBI, Secret Service agents and local police,” and detained without charges for “mental evaluation.” The detention, it’s alleged, was done under a federal program codenamed “Operation Vigilant Eagle.” The program is intended to surveil former veterans who publicly express opinions critical of...
  • Cop charged with choking and beating a HOSPITAL PATIENT

    12/20/2014 2:04:31 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 53 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | December 20 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    Full title: Cop charged with choking and beating a HOSPITAL PATIENT - after he tried to claim the victim attacked him but was caught on video A San Francisco sheriff's deputy allegedly choked and beat a hospital patient who walked with a cane - then lied on the police report to cover his tracks. Michael Lewelling, 33, was accused of approaching a sleeping man as he started to wake up, knocking away his walking cane, grabbing his neck, then arresting him. He then filed a police report claiming that the man started the fight by attacking him with the cane,...
  • Gone in a flash? The moment car explodes into pieces (truncated title)

    12/20/2014 2:00:14 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 11/20/2014 | SADIE WHITELOCKS
    A hair-raising video has emerged that a car full of masked robbers exploding moments after they raided a church in Russia - and witnesses insist they were hit by lightning. The dash cam footage uploaded by YouTube user World News TV, shows a vehicle speeding along with a police siren sounding in the background. All of a sudden the car bursts into flames and explodes, sending debris all over the road.
  • Unusually high tides expected in Bay Area

    12/20/2014 1:55:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/20/4 | Hamed Aleaziz
    The Bay Area is expected to have some of the highest tides of the year beginning Sunday, forecasters said. King tides, which usually last up to three days three times in the winter, bring unusually high tides along the coast and bay front, said Drew Peterson, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Monterey. The agency has already issued a coastal flood advisory to take effect Sunday morning, he said. Low-lying areas along the bay and along the coast, such as walkways, piers and parking lots along the Embarcadero, can expect to see some seawater, he said. Those who...
  • Two New York cops shot dead 'execution style' in ambush

    12/20/2014 1:53:12 PM PST · by catnipman · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    Two NYPD officers have been killed in an 'execution-style' ambush in Brooklyn as they sat in their patrol car. ...
  • Funeral for [A] Dog

    12/20/2014 1:37:04 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    December 20, 2014
    Man walks into a Catholic church and asks the priest if he will do a funeral for his dog. Looking dazed the priest says "sir absolutely not, this is a Catholic church, we don't do funerals for animals. Go down to the protestant church, I'm sure they do a lovely funeral for your dog". The man said "thank your Father, do you think $10,000 is enough to offer for my dog's funeral". "$10,000 the priest exclaimed, why didn't you tell me your dog was Catholic"!!
  • NASA’s First Orion Crew Module Arrives Safely back at Kennedy Space Center

    “All of Orion’s system performed very well,” Schneider told me in an interview beside Orion. “And the capsule used only about 90 pounds of its about 300 pounds of hydrazine propellant stored on board.” “All of the separation events went beautifully and basically required virtually no maneuvering fuel to control the attitude of the capsule. The expected usage was perhaps about 150 pounds.” “Therefore there is a lot more hydrazine fuel on board than we expected. And we had to be cautious in transporting Orion across the country.”
  • Mall of America being shut down by protesters [Live Stream]

    12/20/2014 1:20:42 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 31 replies
    Radical News Media ^ | 12/20/14 | Bambuster
    http://bambuser.com/v/5164928 #BlackLivesMatter celebrates #BlackChristmas at #MallOfAmerica Radical News Media LIVE Broadcast started 1 hour ago via Bambuser for mobile 20 Dec 20:53 CET
  • Faculty Senate speaks out against Jindal's prayer rally

    12/20/2014 1:18:17 PM PST · by BBell · 3 replies
    http://www.lsureveille.com ^ | 12/20/14 | Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez
    Plans for Gov. Bobby Jindal’s upcoming prayer rally are drawing criticism from the LSU Faculty Senate.When students and faculty come back from winter break Jindal will host “The Response,” a prayer rally in the PMAC on Saturday, Jan. 24. The University cannot deny the PMAC from any group who pays the rental fee. “Thus, the University may not have the authority to prevent the use of this facility by its sponsor, the AFA, which, as readers of the newspapers know, has voiced a variety of views that seem inconsistent with the goals and aspirations of a great university,” LSU Faculty...
  • Wes Welker Will Not Be Denied

    12/20/2014 1:15:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 18, 2014 | Kevin Van Valkenburg
    DENVER -- Wes Welker says he's going to be fine. Sometimes he forgets stuff -- Where did I put my keys? What's the name of that restaurant? -- but who doesn't? "My wife will be like 'How can you not remember that? Is it the concussions?'" he says. "I'm like 'No, babe, I just forgot!'" There are days when it's hard to convince his wife, Anna, that those little lapses aren't a harbinger of something more. Two months ago, they went out to dinner with another couple, and the friends asked Welker how old he was. "I'm 33," he said,...
  • Roger Goodell nixes L.A. team in 2015

    12/20/2014 1:14:09 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 20, 2014 | Adam Schefter
    As if there were any questions, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell put an end to them this week when he told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources.
  • Former Egyptian antiquities minister faces questions over theft from pyramid

    12/20/2014 1:04:43 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Wednesday 12 November 2014 | Patrick Kingsley
    In April 2013, the three Germans -- two amateur archaeologists and a film-making accomplice -- crept inside the inner sanctum of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the last the seven wonders of the ancient world to remain relatively intact. The trio, conspiracy theorists Dominique Gorlitz, Stefan Erdmann and Peter Hoefer, wanted to show that the pyramid was not the final resting place of the pharaoh Khufu, as has long been accepted, but was in fact a relic of an even older empire. In an attempt to prove this, they scraped off part of the pyramid's cartouche -- the insignia that...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary 12-20-2014

    12/20/2014 12:00:40 PM PST · by Excellence · 13 replies
    Weatherbel Analytics ^ | December 20, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Out look for Christmas and January.
  • Vanity - Post your predictions for 2015

    12/20/2014 11:31:56 AM PST · by Perdogg · 107 replies
    Post your predictions for 2015 - Anything from Politics, Arts, Sports, Weather, to Business and Economy.
  • Stonehenge dig finds 6,000-year-old encampment

    12/20/2014 11:21:34 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | December19, 2014 | unattributed
    Archaeologists working on a site near Stonehenge say they have found an untouched 6,000-year-old encampment which "could rewrite British history". David Jacques, from the University of Buckingham, made the discovery at Blick Mead in October, and said the carbon dating results had just been confirmed. But he also raised concerns about possible damage to the site over plans to build a road tunnel past Stonehenge. The Department of Transport said it would "consult before any building". The Blick Mead site is about 1.5 miles (2.4km) from Stonehenge and archaeologists said "scientifically tested charcoal" dug up from the site had "revealed...
  • Vanity, Hackers

    12/20/2014 11:10:11 AM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 6 replies
    me
    IMOP they are imbedded and in place or have mapped their routes to say hi at a later time...Not a techie but just MOP Any thoughts?
  • 12 Pictures Of Kim Jong-un Looking Super Intimidating

    12/20/2014 10:55:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Hans Brix
    According to The Daily Beast, as well as a handful of Twitter accounts run by movie theaters, Paramount Pictures has apparently informed theaters that they’re not authorized to air Team America: World Police. The film, which was the brainchild of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, makes gratuitous fun of North Korea and its previous leader, Kim Jong-il. The Paramount decision comes on the heels of Sony’s decision to halt release and distribution of its own film, The Interview, a comedy that depicts that assassination of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Anonymous sources, believed to be from...
  • Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

    12/20/2014 10:37:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 19, 2014 6:36 PM EST | Nicholas Riccardi
    Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation’s highest court—social conservatives and law enforcement. The lawsuit seeks to overturn Colorado’s experiment in legalized recreational pot, alleging that the two conservative states are being overrun with Colorado marijuana that is making it harder for them to enforce their own drug laws. …
  • The 15 worst Internet hoaxes of 2014 — and where the pranksters are now

    12/20/2014 10:15:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    WAPO ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Caitlin Dewey
    If 2013 was “the year of the viral hoax,” what then should we call 2014 — a year slightly older, slightly wiser, and even more full of moronic shenanigans? This was the year, after all, that saw the rise of the fake news industry: a cynical (and profitable!) enterprise that churns out convincing hoax-news for clicks. This was also, arguably, the year that properly ushered in the worst of the bogus fact/photo Twitter accounts, a la @UberFacts or @HistoryInPics. And that’s not even getting into the pranks, the “viral” attention-seeking, and the outright bald-faced lies — made for infamy, lolz...
  • Five Reasons To Visit Los Angeles In 2015

    12/20/2014 9:53:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    cbsla.com ^ | December 20, 2014 4:00 AM
    Los Angeles, in addition to being the movie capital of the world, is also listed as one of the must-see U.S. cities on many tourist lists. Famous for its celebrity sightings, red carpet events and Hollywood nightlife, LA is also filled with culture, historic locations, cutting-edge fashion and stunning scenery. Should you find yourself with some upcoming vacation time and you are trying to figure out where to go, here are five reasons to visit Los Angeles in 2015.
  • The next Bond could be...Idris Elba????

    12/20/2014 9:49:13 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 80 replies
    FOX.com Entertainment ^ | 12/20/14 | New York Post
    British actor Idris Elba could be the first black James Bond, according to more leaked e-mails from Sony Pictures. “Idris should be the next Bond,” Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal wrote nearly a year ago in an e-mail to Elizabeth Cantillon, a former executive vice president at Columbia Pictures. The leaked e-mail, reported by the Daily Beast, is from a trove of private e-mails, salary reports and bits of script and rough footage swiped and released by hackers believed to be from North Korea. Current Bond actor Daniel Craig is signed on to one more “James Bond” installment, “Spectre,” due...
  • David Schwimmer Cast as Robert Kardashian Sr. Opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in O.J. Simpson's

    12/20/2014 9:45:40 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 27 replies
    US Weekly ^ | Dec. 20, 2014 | Stephanie Webber
    ...upcoming miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
  • 200 Fort Carson soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving with safe return from Afghanistan (gay photo)

    12/20/2014 9:32:25 AM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    stripes.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | By Debbie Kelley
    ) — The old saying, "Home for the holidays" carried special meaning Thursday, when another 195 Fort Carson soldiers made it back to Colorado Springs from Afghanistan just in time for a turkey dinner with their loved ones. Tears, hugs and gratitude were as abundant as the pumpkin pie to come. "It gives a new meaning to the word 'Thanksgiving,'" said Lt. Brian Solomonson, kissing his daughter, Sophia, who was born on Thanksgiving Day last year. The homecoming marked the return of nearly all of the 2,500 deployed soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Another 250 soldiers with...