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  • Coyote enters Laguna Beach home and snatches pet Chihuahua, owners say

    11/29/2015 9:39:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    L A Times ^ | Jeremiah Dobruck
    John Fischer, who lives in the 500 block of Oak Street with his wife, said the couple's three Chihuahuas started barking about 7:45 p.m. Fischer, who was in the kitchen, didn't think much of the noise. The dogs were in the bedroom with his week-old granddaughter, and he assumed they were reacting to a visitor they were expecting. But as he left the kitchen, Fischer glimpsed something running out of the bedroom and into the yard. It was a coyote, and it was carrying something. ... Fischer had enough time to see the animal had seized Eloise, an 8-year-old Chihuahua....
  • Mystery ghost fleet washes up in Japan: Eleven ships containing 20 dead sailors...

    11/29/2015 9:04:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 November 2015 | Imogen Calderwood
    A fleet of 11 ghost ships containing the rotting remains of sailors has washed up on the Japanese coastline, sparking an investigation in the country. The mysterious ships have given rise to numerous conspiracy theories in the country, as authorities battle to discover the identities of the bodies. Rescuers told Japanese broadcaster NHK that the bodies of at least 20 sailors were ‘badly decomposed’ and ‘skeleton-like’. ... It has been impossible to identify the bodies and authorities have no idea where they might have come from. The only clues as to where the boats may have come from are a...
  • Internet mocks Islamic State by editing rubber ducks into recruitment photos

    11/29/2015 8:10:24 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Stephen Feller
    WASHINGTON, - In an effort to disrespect and mock the Islamic State, members of the Reddit group 4chan have been editing recruitment photos to recast the terrorist group as a gang of rogue rubber ducks armed with toilet brushes. The effort, informally referred to "Allahu Quackbar," has 4chan "fighting terrorism with memes," according to one member who posted in a Reddit forum that has taken the edited images to a wider audience. "How about castrating the image of Isis by replacing the faces on ALL the propaganda photos with bath ducks?," wrote one 4chan member as the effort began to...
  • LSU says Les Miles to stay; Tigers beat Texas A&M 19-7

    11/29/2015 8:05:36 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    Les Miles rode across the Tiger Stadium field on the shoulders of his players while fans chanted his name.  It would have been quite a send-off, except LSU's administration doesn't want him going anywhere after all. Minutes after LSU closed the regular season with a 19-7 victory over Texas A&M, athletic director Joe Alleva said Miles will remain the coach. The announcement capped more than a week of speculation that Miles was on the verge of losing his job after his first three-game losing streak in his 11 years at LSU.
  • Cellular Weight Loss and High Intensity Weight Loss Myths - CHTV Episode 5

    11/29/2015 7:36:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Dr. Daniel Pompa
    Cellular Healing TV - Episode 4 [5] Cellular Weight Loss and High Intensity Weight Loss Myths
  • Weight Loss Myths Busted - CHTV Episode 4

    11/29/2015 6:59:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | Dr. Daniel Pompa
    Cellular Healing TV Jan. 31, 2014 Dr. Pompa explains more on R2.
  • 103rd CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Redblacks v Edmonton Eskimos (-7.5; O/U 53; -110)

    11/29/2015 6:41:24 AM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Sunday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m. ET - Investors Group Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba; ESPN2 (United States), TSN (Canada, English), RDS (Canada, French) - Internet RDS.ca Temperature: 22 Deg F (Clear) Halftime Act : Fall Out Boys
  • Text Santa, A Downton Abby Christmas Christmas Present

    11/29/2015 6:30:36 AM PST · by bert · 4 replies
    For the Downton Abby Freeper Fans The link to the video My Christmas Present to Downton Abby aka Text Santa features the cast and mixes in a ghost from Absolutely Fabulous and a new Earl played by George Cloony. Even Chill Willy, the actual author of the series gets a spot. It is a fantastic spoof by the players themselves rather than SNL look alikes.
  • Woman Arrested for Challenging Denny’s Hypocritical All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Policy

    11/29/2015 5:10:09 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 50 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 11/16/2015 | Jessica Roy
    One brave woman in Illinois was arrested last week for standing up for herself in the face of tyranny. Pancake tyranny. Denny's customer Natasha West was sharing an innocent plate of all-you-can-eat pancakes with her friends when a waitress approached her and told her that wasn't allowed. Instead of backing down, West decided to defend her right to share pancakes. Unfortunately, she dodged the check (not cool) and tried to hit the waitress (super not cool) and was subsequently arrested. Some people are just exceedingly passionate about breakfast foods.
  • Candidates! A war on scammers is needed!!!

    11/29/2015 3:52:06 AM PST · by Paul R. · 39 replies
    Me | 11/29/15 | Me
    A new issue for your favorite candidate? Recently, a very dear elderly (mid-80's) relative was scammed for over @30k. This was her entire savings, plus she's now about $8k in debt. Her financial situation was precarious anyway. Her income is very limited, so she has no way to "recover". Worse, almost all her income goes away if her ex-husband dies (which may be one reason she ignored all the red flags.) Additionally, there were / are all sorts of other repercussions including her bank forcing her to close her accounts abruptly, causing even more problems (checks bouncing, etc.) (The bank's...
  • Kentucky Headhunters - Pickin On Nashville

    11/29/2015 1:29:00 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | various 1968-present | Kentucky Headhunters
    Pickin On Nashville -Kentucky Headhunters
  • Meditation (from Thais)

    11/29/2015 1:28:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Composer: Jules Massenet
    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Meditation (from Thais) · Michael Rabin · Felix Slatkin · Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra · Jules Massenet
  • Herman's Hermits - Their Greatest Hits (Full Album)

    11/29/2015 1:28:51 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 6, 2006 | Herman's Hermits
    0:00:00 Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter 0:02:48 No Milk Today 0:05:45 End Of The World 0:08:46 This Door Swings Both Ways 0:10:54 Just A Little Bit Better 0:13:49 Henry The VIII, I Am 0:18:17 Silhouettes 0:20:18 I'm Into Something Good 0:22:54 Can't You Hear My Heartbeat 0:27:15 (What A) Wonderful World 0:29:16 Hold On 0:31:24 Listen People 0:33:55 Leaning On A Lamp Post 0:36:29 A Must To Avoid
  • Abe Lyman "What Have We Got To Do Tonight But Dance?" on Brunswick 6094 (1931)

    11/29/2015 1:02:30 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1931 | Abe Lyman
    Abe Lyman & His Orchestra plays "What Have We Got To Do Tonight But Dance?" on Brunswick 6094, recorded on March 30, 1931.
  • How to Make Turkey Stock in a Crock Pot

    11/28/2015 11:54:40 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 6, 2012 | Something Edible
    A method for turkey stock that practically makes itself in your Slow Cooker.
  • Your First Turkey! Easy Roast Turkey for Beginners for the Holidays!

    11/28/2015 11:35:11 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 22, 2011 | Food Wishes
    Learn how to make an Easy Roast Turkey for Beginners!
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Rosetta and Comet Outbound

    11/28/2015 8:21:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    NASA ^ | November 28, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Not a bright comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko now sweeps slowly through planet Earth's predawn skies near the line-up of planets along the ecliptic. Still, this composite of telescopic images follows the comet's progress as it moves away from the Sun beyond the orbit of Mars, from late September (left) through late November (far right). Its faint but extensive coma and tails are viewed against the colorful background of stars near the eastern edge of the constellation Leo. A year ago, before its perihelion passage, the comet was less active, though. Then the Rosetta mission's lander Philae made it's historic landing, touching...
  • The Official Fallout 4 Thread

    11/28/2015 7:53:03 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 204 replies
    11/28./2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Had to do it. Had to create the thread. The game is too damned good. This thread is reserved for hardcore gamers who play Fallout 4. Norm, KC, TADSLOS and I have hijacked so many threads discussing this game, I felt we needed our own thread.Fallout 4 is amazing. The content is excessively large. There is so much to explore, you could replay this game 10 times and not find every mission or quest. The characters are so much better fleshed out than any other game I have played. Even the radio announcer of Diamond City Radio will have you...
  • TERROR ALERT: Arabic graffiti daubed on easyJet planes at French airports

    11/28/2015 7:48:25 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    Sunday Express UK ^ | November 28, 2015 | TOM PARFITT
    The graffiti was found covering fuel tanks of four EasyJet planes at airports which cannot be named for security reasons. The probe comes two weeks after 130 people were killed by twisted Islamic State terrorists in co-ordinated attacks across Paris. Airports in the capital have tightened security since the horrific shootings and bombings amid fears of follow-up attacks. Airline security expert Philip Baum said: "Graffiti in itself won't hurt anybody." "But the ability of anyone to place a prohibited item near fuel tanks is a concern, of course." He added: "We know there are people working in restricted areas of...
  • L.A. considers suspending trash pickup when heavy rainfall is forecast

    11/28/2015 7:36:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    L A Times ^ | By Matt Stevens•
    When a sudden, powerful storm pummeled Boyle Heights in October, one poorly placed mattress wreaked havoc on the neighborhood. Los Angeles officials say the mattress was blocking a catch basin, which subsequently caused flooding that damaged a basement and several vehicles. The incident has sparked additional interest in the city's El Nino preparation and has department heads mulling a new tactic to mitigate its effects. For the first time, they are considering suspending trash pickup. ... The changes in service would affect the parts of Los Angeles that are expected to be hammered with the heaviest rainfall and most severe...
  • Blue Buffalo Recalls Bones Sold At PetSmart Due To Potential Salmonella Contamination

    11/28/2015 7:24:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    WWJ ^ | November 28, 2015 2:12 PM
    Blue Buffalo is voluntarily recalling an unspecified number of its Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was distributed starting November 19 at PetSmart stores in Michigan and eight other states. The recalled product comes individually shrink-wrapped in plastic with the UPC number 840243110087, and an expiration date of November 4, 2017, printed as “exp 110417” on the shrink-wrap. The problem was detected during routine testing at the manufacturing site, which revealed the presence of Salmonella in the product. No illnesses have been reported to date and...
  • Amish.biz The Amish are online, onscreen, and multiplying fast

    11/28/2015 7:08:09 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 37 replies
    © Aeon Media Pty ^ | 20 November, 2015 | Kevin Williams
    The Amish are online, onscreen, and multiplying fast. In their battle with modernity, it’s tough to say who’s winning I’ve probably visited more Amish settlements than anyone. Who would venture out to the most remote corners of Montana, Maine and South Texas if they didn’t happen to be a student of Amish culture? Perhaps a peddler of pots and pans; many Amish cooks, I have noticed, gradually gave up their cast iron for stainless steel in the past 50 years... In my 25 years exploring Amish communities, I’ve witnessed changes that would be unnoticeable to the average outsider... To the...
  • Woman duct tapes dog's mouth, posts picture on Facebook

    11/28/2015 7:06:39 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 112 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 28 NOVEMBER 2015 | WISN.COM
    The image is of a dog with duct tape wrapped around its mouth. The photos were posted on the Facebook wall of a South Daytona, Florida woman, according to the Associated Press.
  • Taking a Closer Look at Alpha Centauri's Exoplanets

    11/28/2015 7:04:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    discovery.com ^ | Elizabeth Howell
    While we think of stars as being very distant, there is one star system that is relatively close - Alpha Centauri, just 4.3 light-years away. In 2012, astronomers discovered a planet in that system; it orbited way too close to its parent star to be considered habitable, but it got a lot of attention because the exoplanet was so close to Earth. ... The mission (which is not funded right now) is called Alpha Centauri Exoplanet Satellite, or ACESat, and it would work differently than the famed Kepler telescope that has found more than 1,000 confirmed planets. Kepler looks for...
  • DecryptorMax Ransomware Decrypted, No Need to Pay the Ransom

    11/28/2015 6:55:45 PM PST · by Utilizer · 7 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 28 Nov 2015, 10:31 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    ... Fabian Wosar of Emisoft has created a tool capable of decoding files encrypted by the DecryptorMax ransomware, also known as CryptInfinite. The ransomware gets its name from the fact that the "DecryptorMax" string is found in multiple places inside its source code. Additionally, the CryptInfinite moniker is also used by some researchers because the ransomware adds the CryptInfinite key to the Windows registry, using it to store a list of all encrypted files and their location on disk. According to Bleeping Computer's Lawrence Abrams, the ransomware is spread via Word documents attached to spam email. These files pose as...
  • Northwestern Indiana lawmakers push pro sports team bill

    11/28/2015 6:49:19 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    RTV6.COM ^ | 28 NOVEMBER 2015 | RTV6.COM
    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- A group of lawmakers dreaming of bringing a professional sports team to northwestern Indiana is pushing a bill that would create a panel to pursue that goal. Democratic state Rep. Donna Harris of East Chicago tells the Post-Tribune of Merrillville (http://trib.in/1OkGIQi ) that her bill would create a 19-member panel to study the possibility of bringing a pro team to the heavily populated region. Harris is the widow of State Rep. Earl Harris, who died last spring and had long dreamed of bringing an NFL team to the area. Her legislation already has bipartisan support, with two...
  • [Governor] Walker fails to bag a deer

    11/28/2015 6:46:35 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    WWW.WBAY.COM ^ | 28 NOVEMBER 2015 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It looks like Gov. Scott Walker’s gun deer hunt is a bust, at least so far. Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said he hunted on Sunday and Monday. He tweeted Sunday that he was “looking for a buck” in Vilas County and posted a picture of snow-covered woods. He tweeted again Monday that he was “back at it,” with another picture of snow-dusted trees. Later Monday he tweeted that it was snowing but his view was amazing and included another picture of the woods.
  • The Antidote: Healing America From the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood (Jesse Lee Peterson)

    11/28/2015 6:35:23 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    Jesse Lee Peterson of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny) has a new book out titled: "The Antidote: Healing America From the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood." It looks like a good read. I realize that FR is not the place to advertise or plug products but I thought this would be of interest to Freepers. Link to amazon.com - Jesse Lee Peterson's new book
  • How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

    11/28/2015 5:22:13 PM PST · by wgmalabama · 32 replies
    Washington post ^ | June 11 2015 | Sarah kaplin
    The sickness spread at funerals. The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the flesh of their deceased relatives, while women and children ate the brain. It was an expression of respect for the lost loved ones, but the practice wreaked havoc on the communities they left behind. That’s because a deadly molecule that lives in brains was spreading to the women who ate them, causing a horrible degenerative illness called “kuru” that at one point killed 2...
  • "Turkey Of The Year"?,There Can Only Be One Nominee,Is It Beyond Obvious?

    11/28/2015 5:18:21 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 15 replies
    The Friday edition of "The Five" were having their "Turkey Of The Year" nominees.If anyone watched it, you had to have wondered why none of the five hosts nominated Hillary Clinton. What makes anyone a Turkey? Let's see, someone who continues to make a turkey/jackass of him/herself every time they speak and "Attempt To Tell The Truth"? Who else but Hillary Clinton should win the award for "Turkey Of The Year". Maybe no one on "The Five" wanted to be honest in fear of their lives if they all agreed it was Hillary?
  • Fate of ObamaCare co-ops uncertain after half collapse

    11/28/2015 5:07:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/28/2015 | Brooke Singman
    The fate of a network of alternative “co-op” health plans started under ObamaCare remains uncertain going into 2016, after half of them collapsed amid deep financial problems. The co-ops are government-backed, nonprofit health insurers propped up with over $2 billion in taxpayer loans. Twelve of the 23 co-ops established under the Affordable Care Act, though, have gone or are expected to go under by the end of the year, leaving customers who used them scrambling for coverage and taxpayer money at risk. But, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill demand answers on what’s being done, the Obama administration is offering few...
  • Amazon prime vs Netflix: need opinions on which (or neither)

    11/28/2015 4:35:16 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 103 replies
    11/28/15 | me
    I currently have netflix for both dvds and streaming. Streaming doesn't seem to have alot of choices. Was thinking about signing up for Amazon Prime. I currently get my kindle books and vitamins there. Anyone here have input on the diff between AP and NF and if one is better than the other? Thanks!
  • 15 Rules From the Hobo Ethical Code of 1889

    11/28/2015 3:57:04 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 83 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | 14SEP2015 | Staff Writer
    At the 1889 National Hobo Convention in St. Louis, a strict ethical code was established for all hobos to follow. Here are some tips we could all use, no matter what you carry in your rucksack. 1. YOU DO YOU. "Decide your own life, don't let another person run or rule you." 2. SHOW SOME RESPECT. "When in town, always respect the local law and officials, and try to be a gentleman at all times." 3. DON'T BE AN OPPORTUNIST. "Don't take advantage of someone who is in a vulnerable situation, locals or other hobos." 4. GET A JOB. "Always...
  • Egyptian TV Reaction to Obama

    11/28/2015 3:53:35 PM PST · by BBell · 19 replies
    What you are about to see will probably get pulled from the airways, but not before you have a chance to watch and listen to what Egypt has to say about obama. This may well be the most damning comments ever.
  • U.S. Space Mining Law Is Potentially Dangerous And Illegal: How Asteroid Mining Act May Violate...

    11/28/2015 3:07:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    techtimes.com ^ | November 28, 7:25 AM | Katrina Pascual, Tech Times |
    Particularly happy with the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act is Planetary Resources, a 2010-founded firm seeking to extract water, important materials, and minerals from asteroids and profit from them. ... Deep Space Industries, another firm with stakes in asteroid mining, also lauded the new law. ... But some lawyers and experts voiced potential conflict between the Act and the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, which declares points such as "states shall avoid harmful contamination of space and celestial bodies," and that celestial bodies and outer space in general are “not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by...
  • Steve Jobs vs the Education Establishment

    11/28/2015 3:06:47 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 7 replies
    RightSideNews.com ^ | Oct. 18, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computer, was arguably more intelligent and capable than 99.9% of the population. In a 1980 interview Jobs gave his vision for education: 'I am a very big believer in equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcome….Equal opportunity to me more than anything means a great education….Maybe even more important than a great family life…It pains me because we do know how to provide a great education. We really do. If we got our act together, we could make sure that every young child in this country got a great education. But we fall far short...
  • A Few Birds

    11/28/2015 3:05:35 PM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 18 replies
  • Here’s how Apple Pencil beats other iPad styluses, and your best alternate picks

    11/28/2015 2:52:49 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | November 27, 2015 | By Jeremy Horwitz
    As mentioned on an earlier Happy Hour podcast, I have a giant collection of iPad styluses, having tested dozens of them since the first iPad debuted in 2010. Earlier this week, my colleague Zac Hall reviewed the best (and most expensive) iPad stylus, Apple’s brand-new $99 Apple Pencil, which is hard to find in stores, and only works with the 12.9″ iPad Pro.Since the Apple Pencil is two to six times as expensive as some other options, I wanted to spotlight its key strengths and weaknesses relative to rivals, all of which are more broadly compatible and readily available to purchase. During testing,...
  • Serious PMS may be early sign of high blood pressure

    11/28/2015 2:46:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | Marilyn Malara
    ... University of Massachusetts found those who experienced PMS were 40 percent more likely to develop hypertension later in life. Symptoms of PMS include, but are not limited to mood swings, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, headaches and bloating. Previously known risk factors for hypertension include high body mass index, smoking, drinking and age. ... However, women who consumed high amounts of thiamine and riboflavin -- B vitamins -- were less likely to receive hypertension diagnoses.
  • Pat Harrington, Jr. (Schneider on "One Day At A Time") succumbing to Alzheimer's disease

    11/28/2015 2:25:04 PM PST · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    facebook ^ | november 28, 2015 | Tres Harrington
    From his Daughter Tres: It is with a broken heart that my father is succumbing to Alzheimer's. After falling three weeks ago, a small hemmorage in his brain, and three weeks of hospital/nursing home, he is mentally and physically disintegrating. I weep, knowing he is not long on this earthly plane; cussing at him today to get him to open his mouth to eat the pureed food, as his swallowing mechanism isn't functioning so well, but then alas, he opens his mouth for ice cream... I break down, laying my head on his chest, and the first sign of recognition,...
  • EEs Report Highest Pay Increase Since 2008

    11/28/2015 2:10:24 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    EE Times ^ | 11/28/2015 | Dylan McGrath
    The median income of electrical and electronics engineers increased 3% in 2014, the largest increase since 2008, according to the IEEE-USA's annual salary survey. The total median pre-tax income of U.S.-based EEs increased to $133,000 last year, up from $129,000 in 2013, according to the responses of IEEE-USA members who responded to the survey that indicated they were employed full time in their primary area of technical expertise. Excluding overtime pay, profit sharing and other supplemental earnings, the group's median pre-tax income was $130,000 in 2014, up from $124,700 in 2013
  • Anyone have any experience with MEP-802A generator?

    11/28/2015 2:05:11 PM PST · by Farmer Dean · 22 replies
    Just bought one with 340 hours on the clock.Starts and runs fine.Anyone have any experience with one of these?Anything to look out for?
  • For thin-skinned college students, we have nobody to blame but ourselves

    11/28/2015 2:04:05 PM PST · by LucyT · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2015 | Kathleen Parker
    It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead to such torrents of tearful tribulation that the nation's university system would have to shut down for a prolonged period of grief counseling. Besides, it would be insensitive. Instead, let me be the first to say: it's not the students fault. These serial tantrums are direct results of our Everybody Gets a Trophy culture and an educational system that, for the most part, no longer teaches a core curriculum, including history, government and the Bill of...
  • Dodgers' Vin Scully can't imagine he would return after next season

    11/28/2015 12:10:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 28, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    It is not what anyone in the Los Angeles area wants to believe. When Vin Scully first said in August that next season would realistically be his last broadcasting the Dodgers, willful thinking became rampart ... Scully [turns] 88 Sunday and has reached the point where he cannot envision a scenario where he returns beyond the 2016 season. "I really can't see that I would come back," Scully said. "Sooner or later, you have to be realistic. I've done it for a long, long time. I've done reasonably well at it. But I don't want to stay on any longer...
  • King Tutankhamun's tomb: Evidence grows for hidden chamber

    11/28/2015 11:10:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    Archaeologist Nicholas Reeves believes Tutankhamun's remains may have been rushed into an outer chamber of what was originally Queen Nefertiti's tomb. The remains of Tutankhamun, who may have been her son, were found in 1922. He died 3,000 years ago aged 19. ... Dr Reeves developed his theory after the Spanish artistic and preservation specialists, Factum Arte, were commissioned to produce detailed scans of Tutankhamun's tomb. The scans were then used to produce a facsimile of the 3,300-year-old tomb near the site of the original Valley of the Kings in Luxor. While assessing the scans last February, Dr Reeves spotted...
  • Freeper Reading List (Please add your Suggestions)

    11/28/2015 10:20:40 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 72 replies
    I know there have been similar lists in the past but would like to start a new thread with a focus on NEW books but feel free to throw in an old classic as well. My reading has really increased over the past year since I switched to Kindle and now spend two hours a day commuting to Manhattan by train. I've actually punched through most of my reading list and I'm looking for some more books to add to it. So I'm looking for Freepers to turn me (and others) on to some good reading. Currently I'm re-reading Winston...
  • Black Pastors to Trump: Our Meeting Is Not An Endorsement

    11/28/2015 10:14:29 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    The Daily Deast ^ | 11/28/2015 | Patricia Murphy
    When a group of black pastors agreed to meet with Trump on Monday, they did not anticipate that meeting would turn into a de facto endorsement of the Republican frontrunner. Several members of a group of prominent African American ministers scheduled to meet with Donald Trump Monday are making clear that they have made no commitments to endorse the real estate magnate. Their public declarations of non-endorsement come after a press release from the Trump campaign announced a coalition of 100 African American religious leaders will appear with the real estate mogul shortly after the meeting to endorse him. Bishop...

    11/28/2015 10:11:58 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    gunsamerica ^ | 11-25-15 | Dave Higginbotham
    I was not allowed to have a BB gun when I was a kid. This might be because my best friend did have a BB gun, and by the time I was six, I'd already proven myself to be incompetent. I took a pot shot at a squirrel sitting on a patio and ended up shattering a sliding glass door. After that, there was no way my mother would let me play with guns. Look at me now. When you try to keep your kids from playing with guns, they end up going to the dark side. But this is...
  • Never Mess With This Girl's Purse (Gun Video)

    11/28/2015 9:30:34 AM PST · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19, 2013 | GUN-TIME with Brandon
    See the video at https://youtu.be/qrhSf8CEgC8
  • 100 Black Religious Leaders to Endorse Donald Trump on Monday

    11/28/2015 7:59:38 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/28/15 | by MICHELLE FIELDS
    100 Black Religious Leaders to Endorse Donald Trump on Monday Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will announce next week that he is being endorsed by a coalition of 100 black pastors and religious leaders, reports say. Trump is expected to meet with the coalition of black religious leaders and pastors privately on Monday at Trump Towers in New York City. He will then hold a press conference at 1 p.m. ET to announce their support. The group of leaders are expected to come from early primary states like South Carolina and Florida. Trump has held several meetings with evangelical Christians...