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  • Memorial Day flowers: Plant a red white and blue patriotic floral flag garden

    05/24/2015 7:01:01 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 5-18-15 | Marilisa Sachteleben
    There are several ways to make a patriotic garden. My mother-in-law arranged hers as floral tribute around her community's flag. Use this option if you have a flag pole. Or place a flag in the center. Make sure that it is in a solid holder, does not touch the ground and is either lit at night or taken down at dusk. You can create a patriotic garden around a lamp post. Place small flags in and around the perimeter and leave the light on at night.
  • FROM THE PASTOR

    05/24/2015 4:47:08 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 1 replies
    Church of St. Michael, NYC ^ | May 24, 2015 | by Fr. George W. Rutler
    Arriving in Ephesus, in what now is Turkey, Saint Paul encountered some twelve men who had news of the Resurrection, but had not followed through on its consequences. So he asked them if they had received the Holy Spirit, to which they replied, “No, we were never even told that there was such a thing as a Holy Spirit” (Acts 19:2). The fact that that they spoke of “a Holy Spirit” instead of “the Holy Spirit” let Saint Paul know that he had his work cut out for him. Those Ephesians were ignorant, which is not necessarily an insult. Unlike...
  • Taking Trump Seriously (American Thinker)

    05/24/2015 2:18:23 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24 2015 | By Malcolm Unwell
    Are you not eagerly anticipating Donald Trump’s announcement about whether he will run for president? This is a serious question, despite all the mockery that is aimed at the real estate mogul. Skepticism about his potential candidacy is understandable, but the tone towards Trump would likely change dramatically were he to announce his candidacy. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/05/taking_trump_seriously.html#ixzz3b2uFIVjj Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
  • A Colorado Man Used a Stuffed Owl Named "Solomon" as His Defense Attorney. It Was Not a Hoot.

    05/24/2015 1:23:55 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    I'm no legal expert, but something tells me this isn't exactly a great move for your case. From Arbroath: Charles Abbott arrived at court in Aspen, Colorado, on Tuesday with a stuffed owl and placed it on the defence table in front of him. “He’s a very sensitive guy, has law degrees from Yale, Harvard and Stanford,” Abbott told Pitkin County Court Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely. “I think he’ll be able to represent me before a public defender comes online.” But the fluffy horned owl that Abbott called “Solomon,” had no influence on the hearing’s outcome. Fernandez-Ely casually ignored its presence...
  • World's Oldest Person, Michigan Woman Turns 116 on Saturday

    05/24/2015 1:19:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | May 23, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    "You are more likely to the win the lottery than to reach this age," Gerontology Research Group director Robert Young said.Recently crowned as the oldest person in the world, Michigan resident Jeralean Talley turned 116 years old on Saturday. Talley became the world's oldest person last month after the death of Gertrude Weaver, who was also 116. Weaver held the title for less than a week, as she died just five days after Japan's 117-year-old Misao Okawa. Talley is one of three living members of the 19th century club, having been born on May 23, 1899 in Montrose, Ga. In...
  • Man Named Innocent Wanted in Cell Phone Robbery

    05/24/2015 1:14:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 22, 2015
    The Broward Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man named Emmanuel Innocent for his part in the robbery of a man who was selling his cell phone. Around 7:15 on May 15, deputies responded to the scene of a shooting in the 1200 block of West of Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach. The victim had fired at a group of suspects whom he agreed to meet to sell a cell phone, which he had advertised on Craig’s List. During the investigation, detectives determined the four suspects held the victim at gunpoint and took him in their vehicle after stealing his...
  • Wag, On-Demand Dog Walking App, Launches in San Francisco

    05/24/2015 1:12:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, May 22, 2015 | Ian Cull
    It seems like there's an on-demand app for everything these days. What about dog walking? There’s now an app for that. A Los Angeles based company recently launched its Wag app in San Francisco. Through Wag, you can request a dog walker within 30 minutes and even schedule regular walks. The app is free to download, but a walk will cost $20 for 30 minutes and $30 for an hour. The walker can pick up and drop off your dog up from your home. Wag says it runs background checks on every employee, and insures them.
  • No Injuries After Toyota Prius Plunges Into Pool in Mill Valley: Police

    05/23/2015 11:33:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, May 22, 2015
    Police said no one was hurt when a Toyota Prius plowed down a driveway and through a fence before plunging into a pool on Thursday afternoon in Mill Valley. Firefighters at first were concerned the Prius' batteries and the water would not be a good mix, but there was no electrical shock hazard once reported. The driver managed to swim to safety.
  • Oakland Police Rescue Man Kidnapped for Ransom, Held in Trunk of Car

    05/23/2015 11:16:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    An Oakland man who was kidnapped for ransom on Thursday night was found safe in a nearby city Friday morning locked in the trunk of a car when officers arrested two suspects in the incident, police said. The victim, a single male adult, had his hands and feet bound by the suspects but only suffered minor injuries and is now at home with family members, according to Officer Frank Bonifacio. Lt. Nishant Joshi said the victim told police he didn't know why he was kidnapped but authorities believe he was targeted. He said police are trying to determine if there...
  • OK FReepers, it's the zombie apocalypse. What battle rifle should I buy?

    05/23/2015 9:08:42 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 126 replies
    Me | 24 May 2014 | Me
    There's probably a few threads already but I've been here 14 years and rarely post vanities. So indulge me.I've got about $1600 +/-$200 to spend. I certainly don't need to spend it all.I want a good semi-auto rifle.What to get?Currently, I have a Maverick 88 12 gauge shotgun. I have a .45 1911. I have some Smith and Wesson Glock copy in .40 cal that a buddy needed money for. I have a Ruger 10-22. I have a Winchester 30-30.I'm missing something. A semi-auto rifle.Lately, I've been a strong proponent of something in .308/7.62 NATO and leaning towards a DS...
  • Gallup: Americans Overestimate Gay Population 6-Fold

    05/23/2015 9:06:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 22, 2015 | 4:30 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Americans believe that there are six times as many gays and lesbians in the population as there actually are, according to new data released by Gallup. According to Gallup’s tracking surveys in the first four of 2015, 3.8 percent of the U.S. adult population says they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. However, in a survey conducted May 6-10, Gallup asked: “Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian?” On average, Americans said it was 23.2 percent. …
  • The Pilgrims Formula To Save America!, Kirk Cameron in Monumental

    05/23/2015 8:11:31 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 13 replies
    The Pilgrims Formula To Save America! Kirk Cameron in Monumental ( 15:19 ) Published on Sep 30, 2012 If we go back to the formula the Pilgrims laid out for a successful America, we can still save America.
  • Student: High School Won’t Let Me Start a Pro-Life Club (Las Vegas)

    05/23/2015 7:39:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 22, 2015 10:24 am
    A Las Vegas high school sophomore says school administrators denied her application to form a pro-life club on campus. West Career and Technical Academy Vice Principal Allan Yee allegedly told Angelique Clark that the club would be “controversial” and would make pro-choice students feel left out. He also reportedly said that others were “more qualified to speak on the issue than a high school sophomore.” …
  • ‘Clas of 2015’: High School Seniors Given Graduation Medals With Typo (Ogden UT)

    05/23/2015 7:35:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 23, 2015 12:47 PM
    Seniors at a Utah high school received one final spelling lesson at their graduation ceremony. 600 graduates of Fremont High School in Ogden, Utah, were given graduation medals inscribed with the words “Clas of 2015.” Yes, that's “class” with only one “s.” …
  • Memorial Weekend 2015. I Visited With Some Of My Family Today.

    05/23/2015 7:19:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    BTLD | 5/23/15 | BTLD
    I picked up my sister this morning at 8:30 and we went to visit my brother, Richard. Dick passed away in 1980. It was all his fault. After we placed the flowers that my sister had personally arranged, (she hates how flower shops put these things together and charge too much money for bad looking arrangements)I had my annual talk with my brother. I told him, once again, that even though he screwed up, Mom and Dad always loved him and that we all forgave him. Then we headed off for Fort Snelling, to chat with Mom and Dad. Dad...
  • Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens

    05/23/2015 7:10:09 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 24 replies
    Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens ^ | 1910 | Alexander H. Stephens
    As for my Savannah speech, about which so much has been said and in regard to which I am represented as setting forth "slavery" as the " corner-stone" of the Confederacy, it is proper for me to state that that speech was extemporaneous. The reporter's notes, which were very imperfect, were hastily corrected by me; and were published without further revision and with several glaring errors. The substance of what I said on slavery was, that on the points under the old Constitution out of which so much discussion, agitation, and strife between the States had arisen, no future contention...
  • Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad

    05/23/2015 7:00:26 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 122 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 23 May 2015 | Tyler Durden
    From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world's stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world's terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the "straight to beheading YouTube clip" purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one: use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria's president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which...
  • When men behave badly

    05/23/2015 6:14:00 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 31 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 23, 2015 | Margaret Wente
    Imagine you are a guy who has a responsible job with a big company in Toronto. It is 2015. The biggest story in your city is the plight of female TV reporters who are being harassed on the street by male passersby shouting obscenities. The harassers are being named, shamed, vilified, and in one case promptly fired. Everyone agrees that this disgraceful behaviour should be thoroughly condemned. Now imagine that you are attending an industry-awards ceremony. It features a young female doing a stand-up comedy routine. Do you laugh and clap appreciatively? Secretly think Jerry Seinfeld was funnier? Heckle her...
  • Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

    05/23/2015 5:33:45 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | MAY 23, 2015 | Scott Simon
    What kind of man or woman risks their lives for strangers? Eric Seaman of Murrieta, Calif., was 30. He had two children, and was a U.S. Marine sergeant. His wife, Samantha Seaman, told CNN, "Last week I got an email telling me that he felt purpose and that he delivered 10,000 pounds of rice ... and I know that right before he passed away, I know that he helped somebody."
  • UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier LIVE THREAD

    05/23/2015 5:07:05 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 77 replies
    UFC | 05/23/15
  • 'Supergirl' Pilot Leak: Theft Or CBS Marketing Ploy?

    05/23/2015 4:15:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 22, 2015
    Following the release of what became the most watched trailer of this past month’s upfronts, CBS CBS -0.36% was running on a major high to the fact that it may have finally grasped the millennial market in a way it’s typically not known for thanks to the help of Supergirl. Unfortunately, that excitement may now be short lived as many fans awoke this morning to find the pilot of the series had leaked online through a variety torrent sites in a high-def, 1080p format. However, the high quality nature of the file is making some question the validity of the...
  • Hm: All 15 Charter School Applicants Rejected in NY

    05/23/2015 3:31:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) recently proposed the Parental Choice in Education Act as a way to provide more opportunity for parents in choosing which schools would be the best fit for their children. The legislation would use $70 million in taxpayer money to create an education tax credit for families making $60,000 or less. Parents who qualify could receive up to $500 in a tax credit or refund for each student attending a private school. Among other benefits, it would also encourage more private school scholarships. "This is about fairness and this is about parents choosing the school that is...
  • Democrat calls on Clemson coach Dabo Swinney to back out of fundraiser (Gay Mafia)

    05/23/2015 3:26:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    The State ^ | MAY 22, 2015 | Cassie Cope
    Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney should not appear at a fundraiser for a S.C. group that opposes gay marriage, the top Democrat in the S.C. House said Friday. Swinney is scheduled to appear June 2 at the Columbia event for the Palmetto Family Council, a conservative advocacy group that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion, and often allies itself with S.C. Republicans. “I find it highly inappropriate that Coach Swinney would appear at a fundraiser for an organization that is so openly discriminatory and politically motivated,” House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Richland, said in a statement. “I cannot fathom...
  • A Funny for Your Day

    05/23/2015 3:25:39 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 1 replies
    email author unknown | 5/26/2015 | conservativejoy
    Dear Abby, My husband is a liar and a cheat. He has cheated on me from the beginning, and when I confront him, he denies everyting. What's worse, everyone knows that the chaeats on me. It is so humiliating. Also, since he lost his job 14 years ago, he hasn't even looked for a new one. All he does all day is smoke cigars, cruise around and shoot the bull with his buddies, while I have to work to pay the bills. Ever since our daughter went away to college he doesn't even pretend to like me, even hints that...
  • A Funny for Your Day

    05/23/2015 3:13:44 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    internet | 5/26/2015 | unknown
    Dear Abby, My husband is aliar and a cheat. He has cheated on me from the beginning, and when I confront him ,he denies everything. What's worse, everyone knows that he cheats on me. It is so humiliating. Also, since he lost his job 14 years ago, he hasn't even looked for a new one. All he does all day is smoke cigars, cruise around and shoot the bull with his buddies, while I have to work to pay the bills. Ever since our daughter went away ot college he doesn't even pretend to like me, and even hints that...
  • The First 15 Things You Must Do Immediately After an EMP

    05/23/2015 2:14:13 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 38 replies
    http://thesurvivalmom.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Lisa Bedford
    At the top of every prepperÂ’s list of nightmares is an EMP event. It ranks even higher than a power grid failure by sabotage or a coronal mass ejection. Those are almost as bad, but they would leave much of our transportation and other infrastructure intact. With an EMP, itÂ’s a different, scarier story. An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is a broadband burst of electromagnetic energy. This massively powerful wave has the potential to damage nearly everything electronic over hundreds of miles. The wave of electromagnetic energy would affect electric circuits throughout our transportation, energy, telecommunications, water supply, and financial...
  • Men with Purses go Deer-Hunting

    05/23/2015 1:34:09 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 12 replies
    So how about these newfangled "point-of-sale" signature capture devices that are popping up at registers at all the supermarkets and retail stores? You know the ones, where they have your swipe your card and then you have to write your signature with the plastic pen provided. Only it's not really a pen but a piece of plastic shaped like a pen that is tethered to the device with a plastic chain - like what the banks used to do back in the 1970s. Only back then, they were real ball-point pens and were connected to the writing table with...
  • Bobby Flay 'claims boob job is at fault for estranged wife Stephanie March's health problems' ...

    05/23/2015 1:12:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2015 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full title: Bobby Flay 'claims boob job is at fault for estranged wife Stephanie March's health problems' in bitter divorce The divorce battle between Stephanie March and Bobby Flay looks continues to cook up trouble. [sic] Now the celebrity chef is claiming his estranged wife's ill health is the result of a breast augmentation surgery and not the stress of their failed marriage, according to TMZ. Stephanie, 40, has suffered from a burst appendix and three infections, which she has allegedly claimed in court has prevented her from working as an actress ... According to TMZ Stephanie, due her ill...
  • 'Family Guy' jokes called 'troubling'

    05/23/2015 12:44:51 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 41 replies
    Baptiost Press ^ | May 20, 2015 | Baptist Press Staff
    LOS ANGELES (BP) -- The "Family Guy" animated comedy series increasingly jokes about sexual violence against children and teens, with nearly 80 percent of all such scenes in the past three years perpetrated against that population group, a Parent Television Council (PTC) study found. Jokes or humorous depictions of rape, statutory rape, molestation or pedophilia against children were included in 91 percent of the series' scenes depicting sexual violence in the 2014–2015 season, up from 75 percent in 2012-2013, according to the PTC study. "Why would we ever want to be in the position to laugh at humanity's wors[t] offenses...
  • My Pals The Mongols

    05/23/2015 12:38:43 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 17 replies
    Various Life Experiences | 5/23/2015 | blueunicorn6
    THE FOLLOWING IS BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS...... I have been on vacation, or as they say in England, "Drinking A Lot". I spent a day in The City Of Lights which is, of course, Spokane, Washington. It was their annual Lilac Day Festival where they celebrate, well, Lilacs. They have a parade and a car show and lots of fragrant bums, no, Lilacs. The bums are more pungent than fragrant. The parade was quite enjoyable. They had at least 150 Rodeo Queens riding their horses in the parade. Every small town around Spokane must have a rodeo and by logic,...
  • Squirrel-Bird Feeder Prevention 101

    05/23/2015 11:41:36 AM PDT · by Textide · 85 replies
    self | 05/23/2015 | self
    My Dad's been experimenting with ways to prevent squirrels from accessing his bird feeder. Mounting it in another place would be too easy. Any other ideas?
  • Computer Program Learning to Read Paleo-Hebrew Letters

    05/23/2015 11:40:47 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | 4/30/2015 | Robin Ngo
    Tel Aviv University researchers are writing a computer program that can read Paleo-Hebrew letters inscribed on First Temple period ostraca. Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) are developing a computer program that can read a script used by the Israelites over 2,600 years ago... The project was begun by TAU Professor of Archaeology Israel Finkelstein and Professor of Physics Eliezer Piasetsky six years ago. Since then, the researchers have enlisted the help of epigraphy, archaeology and math experts along with TAU Ph.D. math students Arie Shaus, Shira Faigenbaum-Golovin and Barak Sober. At the center of this ambitious project are First...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary May 23, 2015

    05/23/2015 10:47:06 AM PDT · by Excellence · 7 replies
    WeatherBELL Anaalytics ^ | May 23, 2105 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi vs. 0bama disaster du jour.
  • In Flanders Fields

    05/23/2015 10:31:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Arlingtoncemetery.net ^ | May 23, 2015 | Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD
    In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army "In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We...
  • Waiting for the Weekend

    05/23/2015 10:07:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 1991 | WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI
    The word "weekend" started life as "week-end" but lost its hyphen somewhere along the way, ceasing to be merely the end of the week and acquiring, instead, an autonomous and sovereign existence. "Have a good weekend," we say to one another—never "Have a good week." Where once the week consisted of weekdays and Sunday, it now consists of weekdays and weekend. Ask most people to name the first day of the week and they will answer, Monday, of course; fifty years ago the answer would have been Sunday. Wall calendars still show Sunday as the first day of the week,...
  • Google Tone Shares Links To Computers Within Earshot Using Beeps And Boops

    05/23/2015 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 05/22/15 | Jason Cipriani
    A new Chrome extension, called Google Tone, released this week makes it possible to share a URL with another computer in the room using a series of beeps and boops. The concept is dead simple yet instantly instills a sense of disbelief. A computer making seemingly random sounds can transmit the URL for the tab I have open in Chrome across the room? Get out. Full of skepticism, I decided to put it to the test. I installed the Chrome extension on a MacBook Air and a HP laptop running Windows 10. And you know what? It works! Click on...
  • Murph: The Protector 2013 Documentary Full Movie [youtube link]

    05/23/2015 8:27:20 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 5-21-15 | Lt. Michael Murphy
    Same youtube link here
  • Michael Sam signs with CFL's Montreal Alouettes

    05/23/2015 7:25:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 47 replies
    Former Missouri star Michael Sam, who became the first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL in 2014, signed a two-year deal with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes, the team announced Friday
  • Does colour only exist in our brain? Book argues it is simply a construct of the mind

    05/23/2015 6:28:43 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Roses aren't red and violets aren't blue. At least that's the premise of a new book, 'Outside Color', which puts forward the debate that colour is, in fact, an illusion. Author Dr Mazviita Chirimuuta uses the book to explore the historical debates that suggest colour doesn't exist - at least not in the literal sense. Light, however, does exist, and it's the mind that transforms that light into colour. 'Of all the properties that objects appear to have,'writes the University of Pittsburgh professor, 'colour hovers uneasily between the subjective world of sensation and the objective world of fact.' Optical illusions,...
  • PROPOGANDA ANALYSIS

    05/23/2015 6:17:50 AM PDT · by PeterPrinciple · 7 replies
    Institute of Propaganda Analysis ^ | 2/28/11 | Institute of Propaganda Analysis
    It may seem strange to suggest that the study of propaganda has relevance to contemporary politics. After all, when most people think about propaganda, they think of the enormous campaigns that were waged by Hitler and Stalin in the 1930s. Since nothing comparable is being disseminated in our society today, many believe that propaganda is no longer an issue. But propaganda can be as blatant as a swastika or as subtle as a joke. Its persuasive techniques are regularly applied by politicians, advertisers, journalists, radio personalities, and others who are interested in influencing human behavior. Propagandistic messages can be used...
  • VIDEO: Trump on Rubio and Jeb (Critical of them both, but just on one answer)

    05/23/2015 5:51:29 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Harald Tribune ^ | Friday, May 22, 2015 | By Jeremy Wallace , Herald-Tribune
    Trump was in Sarasota on Thursday to accept the annual "Statesman of the Year Award" from the Sarasota Republican Party. Check out more of what he had to say here. http://politics.heraldtribune.com/2015/05/22/video-trump-on-rubio-and-jeb/
  • Soccer players applauding the fans: does that look more than a little gay? [vanity]

    05/23/2015 5:11:00 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 57 replies
    foreverfree's curiosity | 5/23/15 | foreverfree
    I posted this question in another thread but got no response so...Who else has been watching the Barclays Premier League for the last 5 years on "the networks of NBC Universal" (and before that, ESPN)? Anyone else notice that when a player comes off for a sub (or after the game), they applaud their team's fans? Who besides me thinks that looks a little gay?I'm considering stopping watching soccer for that reason (although I'll watch Newcastle try to stave off relegation tomorrow [only recently did I tire of the returned applause gesture (just a wave will do IMO)]).ff
  • Human hunting weapons may not have caused the demise of the Neanderthals

    05/23/2015 12:17:10 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | April 28, 2015 | Journal of Human Evolution
    "We looked at the basic timeline revealed by similar stone points, and it shows that humans were using them in Europe before they appeared in the Levant - the opposite of what we'd expect if the innovation had led to the humans' migration from Africa to Europe," said Dr. Kadowaki. "Our new findings mean that the research community now needs to reconsider the assumption that our ancestors moved to Europe and succeeded where Neanderthals failed because of cultural and technological innovations brought from Africa or west Asia." By re-examining the evidence, the researchers showed that the comparable stone weapons appeared...
  • Video: Research team discovers plant fossils previously unknown to Antarctica

    05/23/2015 12:10:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | April 30, 2015 | National Science Foundation
    Sometime about 220 million years ago, a meandering stream flowed here and plants grew along its banks. Something, as yet unknown, caused sediment to flood the area rapidly, which helped preserve the plants. Gulbranson splits open a grey slab of siltstone in the quarry to reveal amazingly well-preserved Triassic plant fossils, as if the leaves and stems had been freshly pressed into the rock only yesterday. "It's a mixture of plants that don't exist anymore," he says, "but we have some plants in these fossil ecosystems that we might know today, like ginkgo." On the one end are fossils from...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Bicycle Thief (1948)

    05/22/2015 8:20:10 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Life in post-WW2 Italy is a difficult one for a working man. Jobs are scarce, and only a handful of men even get considered for most positions. Antonio Ricci is one of the lucky ones this day. He lands a job delivering handbills, with the only requirement being that he have a bicycle to make all of his stops in the city. Joy quickly turns to fear, however, when a local thief steals Antonio's bike on the eve of his new job. Fearful of losing his job, and panicked at the thought of not being able to provide for his...
  • Islam is not a Religion

    05/22/2015 8:18:12 PM PDT · by TexasTransplant · 68 replies
    I am looking for a Youtube from a Dr that was hawking his books about ISLAM and he had a few Youtube vids that spelled out exactly what ISLAM is and the Koran is described as 3 separate Korans (only one I remember is the Medina Koran) I meant to save it and search as I may I can't find it
  • Country

    05/22/2015 7:50:00 PM PDT · by Semper Mark · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan. 28 2013 | Harley Austin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onVquVTogDQ
  • Homeless Kittens Find a Rescue Dog to Be Their New Mom!

    05/22/2015 7:14:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Two homeless kittens were taken in by a rescue dog who became the mother they never had. Ms. Jackson is a rescue dog who has a big heart, especially for little foster kittens. She was adopted to a family that brings in foster kittens. When they brought back a pair of homeless kittens from the shelter, her motherly instinct kicked in and started cleaning and caring for them like a mother would. The kittens fell in love and began to nurse on their surrogate mom.
  • RIP Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr. - May 22, 1968

    05/22/2015 6:46:40 PM PDT · by keat · 27 replies
    May 22, 2015 | self
    The Herald Statesman - Yonkers, NY - May 22,1968 WOUNDS KILL FATHER OF 5 IN VIETNAM MAMARONECK - Marine Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr., 32, a career officer and the father of five young children, died Wednesday of multiple fragmentation wounds suffered in action in Vietnam. Maj. Keating, who lived at 1015 Old Post Road, died on the hospital ship Sanctuary, where he had been evacuated after being wounded several hours earlier. He had been on patrol near Camp Evans when wounded. The officer had already been issued his orders to return from Vietnam next month, according to his wife,...
  • A Very Dear Friend of Our Family Has Passed Away

    05/22/2015 6:42:19 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | today | self
    A very dear friend of the SligoDuffyFlynns has passed away. What a marvelous person she was! Her smile would light up a room- literally.She will be missed