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  • Skinny Oreos? Thins on the way for grown-ups, Mondelez says

    07/06/2015 11:47:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 8 replies ^ | July 6, 2915 | Tribune wire reports
    Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International says it will add "Oreo Thins" to its permanent lineup in the U.S. starting next week. The cookies look like regular Oreos and have a similar cookie-to-filling ratio, except that they're slimmer. That means four of the cookies contain 140 calories, compared with 160 calories for three regular Oreos.
  • Volo Museum Offers to Buy 1st General Lee, Save Flag (From Bubba Watson)

    07/06/2015 11:23:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 7/5/2015 | Eric Peterson
    Golfer Bubba Watson says he'll paint over Confederate flagThough the Volo Auto Museum already owns one General Lee car from the television series "The Dukes of Hazzard," museum director Brian Grams is making a bid to preserve the historical significance of the very first version seen in the show's opening titles. That car is owned by professional golfer Bubba Watson, who recently announced his plans to paint over the car's Confederate flag with an American flag because of the recent controversy over what some have said is the Confederate flag's racist overtones. As he said about the General Lee he...
  • Foreign archaeological missions resume excavating Upper Egypt after 13-year ban

    07/06/2015 11:11:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Cairo Post ^ | 4th of July 2015
    For 13 years, the excavation permissions were limited only to Egyptian missions to explore treasures in Upper Egypt but due to the “successive requests from foreign Universities and researchers, the council agreed to give the licenses after 13 years of suspension,” Amin told Youm7 without going into further details on number of the foreign missions applied for the permits. Allowing any foreign mission to search the Egyptian artifacts should be approved by the Ministry of Tourism and five other sovereignty bodies, former head of the SCA Abdel Halim Nour el-Din told The Cairo Post Saturday. Moreover, the mission should be...
  • Race for Rashers at the Great American Bacon 5K Next Month

    07/06/2015 11:10:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Orlando Weekly ^ | Mon, Jul 6, 2015 | Holly V. Kapherr
    If you've ever thought to yourself, "I'd really like to run 3.2 miles and stop three times for a bacon snack along the way," the Great American Bacon Race is about to make your smoky, porky dreams come true. The race takes place Aug. 1 (ooooh, steamy!), starting at 9 a.m., and registration ($39 through July 16; increases after that) includes a T-shirt, a medal, three bacon stations throughout the Lake Baldwin race course, and plenty of savory, breakfasty smells. Kids, walkers and strollers are welcome, and an after-party keeps the fun going with music, games and – duh –...
  • Boy Hurt in Carlsbad Plane Crash Is a 'Miracle Dude': Mom

    07/06/2015 11:05:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 7/6 | Elena Gomez
    A Carlsbad boy underwent brain surgery after he was struck in a plane crash on the beach Saturday. Nicholas Baer had no idea he was in the path of danger on Carlsbad beach near Cannon Road. Fraying Family Ties Cut to Heart of Theater Gunman's Defense He was walking back from the water after body surfing and to his left, a plane with engine trouble was flying low along the sand. As the pilot reached the area where Nicholas was standing, the plane flipped over and landed upside down, striking the 12-year-old boy in the head. "Nicholas was pretty much...
  • Pig Found in Pool, Harassed by Dogs, Hospitalized: Police

    07/06/2015 11:01:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Jul 6, 2015
    Authorities say a pig found in a swimming pool at a home in Broward County, bleeding, while being harassed by two pit bulls has undergone emergency surgery. The Miami Herald reports Pembroke Pines police say the pig and the pit bulls got loose outside the home Friday evening. Police say they are now investigating whether to file criminal charges against an unidentified homeowner who owns all three animals. Police and Broward County Animal Control found the injured pig in the backyard pool, with the pit bulls nearby. Police say the pig was rushed to an animal hospital. Dr. Ira Zaslow...
  • Officer Tasered While Taking Shoplifting Suspect to Jail

    07/06/2015 10:49:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jul 6, 2015
    A police officer was hit with his own Taser while trying to take a shoplifting suspect to jail in southwest Florida. St. Petersburg police say Officer John Douglas was transporting 37-year-old Jason Lee Benedict to jail after he allegedly stole three bottles of cough syrup and drank them in the grocery store bathroom. As the officer handcuffed Benedict on Friday, authorities say he punched and kicked the officer. Police said Benedict bit the officer's hand and reached for his Taser, causing it to discharge in the officer's left hand. The suspect was initially taken to a hospital, but was in...
  • How to insult a "progressive"

    07/06/2015 10:46:27 PM PDT · by Windflier · 13 replies ^ | 6 July 2015 | Pat Condell
    A Brit gives an entertaining talk on how to properly insult a 'progressive'.
  • Is George W. Bush the Key to True Detective Season Two?

    07/06/2015 10:37:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies ^ | JULY 6, 2015 | Rachel Raczka
    Vernon, Calif., the notoriously corrupt, industrial city that inspired True Detective season two, is a far cry from the eerie swamplands of the Louisiana bayou, but we’re there for a reason — right? In this week’s episode, “Maybe Tomorrow,” Det. Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams) and California Highway Patrol officer Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) search for the killer, leading them to ambush the home of Mayor Austin Chessani (Ritchie Coster), who was in close, questionable contact with the seedy city manager before his death. While in Chessani’s mansion, we catch a glimpse of a framed photo of the mayor and former...
  • Casanova Who Cheated 20 Women Arrested

    07/06/2015 10:31:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    ASIAONE ^ | Monday, Jul 6, 2015
    It was the end of the road for a Casanova who has swindled about 20 women of their money and jewellery when he was arrested by police. The 34-year-old man was believed to have been involved in 20 fraud cases amounting to about RM155,000 (S$55,000). [US$40,600] Identifying himself as Aidid Iskandar, Afzan Iskandar and Hafis, the man would approach his victims on Facebook and sweet-talk them into believing he was sincere. The father-of-three is said to have cheated about 20 women between the ages of 28 and 38 of their cash and jewellery in two years. Brickfields police chief Asst...
  • 'Giant Pac-Man' set to gobble up space a net and destroy it in the atmosphere

    07/06/2015 10:29:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    Scientists working on the CleanSpace One Project have revealed their clean-up satellite will capture a defunct small SwissCube satellite in a conical net, before destroying it in the Earth’s atmosphere. They have been designing a clean-up satellite for three years that will be sent into orbit to recuperate SwissCube, and have now revealed the latest design. The ‘Pac-Man’ will trap the small satellite ‘ghost’ and the two will combust together in the atmosphere. But while this sounds like a simple, if somewhat expensive, solution, it is fraught with complications. ‘SwissCube is not only a 4-inch by 4-inch (10cm by 10cm)...
  • ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ Actress Amanda Peterson Dead at 43

    07/06/2015 10:21:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy “Can’t Buy Me Love,” has died. She was 43. Sgt. Mike Moran with the Greeley, Colorado, police department says Peterson was found dead at an apartment complex Sunday. She was alone, and an investigation into her death is ongoing. No other information was released.
  • Burt Shavitz, the Burt Behind Burt's Bees, Dies at 80

    07/06/2015 10:18:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KSWO ^ | Jul 06, 2015
    he reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80. A spokeswoman for Burt's Bees said in an emailed statement Shavtiz died of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by family and friends. Shavitz was a hippie making a living by selling honey when his life was altered by a chance encounter with a hitchhiking Roxanne Quimby. She was a single mother and a back-to-the-lander who impressed Shavitz with her ingenuity and self-sufficiency.
  • King John and the Road to the Magna Carta

    07/06/2015 10:16:31 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | July 6, 2015 | John Batchelor
    Fascinating interview of Stephen Church by John Batchelor. Discussion of the political and military events which led to the Magna Carta and border divisions within the kingdoms of France.
  • Judges cease performing marriages

    07/06/2015 9:44:45 PM PDT · by fungoking · 6 replies
    Lebanon Daily Record ^ | 7/6/15 | Fines Massey
    Judges cease performing marriages Winfrey, Jackson say they don’t want local court ‘tarnished by being caught up in the dissention’ Following what some call a controversial and others say is a historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, Laclede County Associate Court judges have announced that they will no longer perform marriages. “In light of the divisive impact of the recent United States Supreme Court decision on our society relative to the issue of marriage, we elect to not allow the integrity and respect of your local court to be tarnished by being caught up in the...
  • Mother, children seriously hurt after being hit by drunk driver who had been deported 6 times

    07/06/2015 9:40:22 PM PDT · by WillyBA · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Bill A
    In the sanctuary city of San Francisco, a man in the U.S. illegally who had been deported five times was on Monday formally charged with murder for shooting and killing a woman. That horrible story has re-ignited talk about the revolving door at the border, and the following from Arizona adds yet another example to the list:
  • Miami police: Knife-wielding man dies after being shot with Taser stun gun

    07/06/2015 9:14:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 6, 2015 | David Ovalle
    A half-naked knife-wielding man who chased a Miami police officer in Little Havana over the weekend died a day after being shot by Taser stun guns. State agents are now investigating the death of 52-year-old Maximo Rabasa, who had a history of psychiatric problems. The confrontation unfolded Saturday night when a Miami police officer saw Rabasa — clad only in boxer shorts — wielding a knife on the street near Southwest 22nd Avenue and First Street. According to Miami police, the man ran toward the officer, who then locked himself in his patrol car and called for backup.
  • New Horizons Exits Safe Mode, Operating Flawlessly for Upcoming Pluto Encounter

    07/06/2015 9:04:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | on July 6, 2015 | Ken Kremer
    It’s now just exactly one week before the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a fast flyby encounter of the ever intriguing binary planet, And the great news could not come soon enough given the proximity of the flyby. “The spacecraft is in excellent health and back in operation. New Horizons is barreling towards the Pluto system,” stated Jim Green, director of Planetary Science, NASA Headquarters, Washington, at the start of the today’s news media briefing. The mission remains on track to conduct the complex close flyby science sequence in its entirety, as planned over the next week, including the July 14 flyby...
  • HSBC fires staff for mock Islamic State execution video

    07/06/2015 8:00:15 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 7-6-2015 | afp
    London (AFP) - British bank HSBC fired six staff after they performed a mock Islamic State-style execution video during a team-building day out and posted footage online, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. The bank described the video, showing staff members in balaclavas holding a fake knife over a kneeling man in an orange jumpsuit, as "abhorrent". "We took the decision to sack the individuals involved," a spokesman for the bank said. "This is an abhorrent video and HSBC would like to apologise for any offence caused." The employees filmed the video on an HSBC team-building day in Birmingham and published...
  • Abby Wambach, Wife Sarah Huffman Share Kiss After U.S. World Cup Win

    07/06/2015 7:09:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2015 | Wilfred Chan
    Abby Wambach, Wife Sarah Huffman Share Kiss After U.S. World Cup Win By Wilfred Chan, CNN July 6, 2015 So when her squad's memorable 5-2 triumph over Japan was sealed, she chose an unforgettable way to celebrate. With the crowd roaring, as cameras flashed, Wambach -- one of the greatest players in the history of women's soccer -- ran to the stadium's edge and leapt into the stands to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman.
  • Yemen War 2015 - Men Vs Tanks: Houthi Fighters Battle Saudi Arabian Tanks On Saudi Soil

    07/06/2015 6:30:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 19, 2015 | WarLeaks
    More HD combat footage from the war in Yemen surfaced. It is now more like an Saudi-Yemeni war since the battle was fought on Saudi soil as Houthi rebels attacked Saudi Arabian tanks and border posts with guerrilla warfare tactics using small rebels groups eqipted with small arms, RPGs and ATGM launchers to target Saudi tanks and border posts.
  • Syrian Civil War - German World War 2 Era STG 44 Rifle Used By Syrian Rebels In Firefight (Video)

    07/06/2015 6:18:55 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 16, 2015 | WarLeaks
    Video footage resurfaced showing Syrian rebels using the German Made STG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44) or also called MP 44 in fighting and firefights on the battlefield in Syria. Syrian rebels already claimed to have captured about 5000 of this automatic rifles from the Syrian army in 2012 but other footage now shows them using it in action during fighting with the Syrian army.
  • Mom of man who died in fireworks accident says rules too lax(Big Mother Govt.)

    07/06/2015 5:50:28 PM PDT · by RBStealth · 97 replies
    AP ^ | July 6, 2015 | Pat Whittle
    The mother of a man who tried to launch a firework off the top of his head for July Fourth and was killed instantly said Monday she's advocating for stricter controls about who can use the explosives. Devon Staples, 22, and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in a backyard in Staples' eastern Maine hometown, Calais, when the accident happened with a reloadable fireworks mortar tube, police have said.
  • Remarks by the President on Comprehensive Immigration Reform in El Paso, Texas (2011)

    07/06/2015 5:20:18 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies ^ | 5-10-2011 | Obama
    Then they wanted a fence.  Well, the fence is -- AUDIENCE:  Booo! THE PRESIDENT:  The fence is now basically complete. AUDIENCE MEMBER:  Tear it down! THE PRESIDENT:  Then we’ve gone further.  We tripled the number of intelligence analysts working at the border.  I’ve deployed unmanned aerial vehicles to patrol the skies from Texas to California.  We have forged a partnership with Mexico to fight the transnational criminal organizations that have affected both of our countries.  (Applause.)  And for the first time -- for the first time we’re screening 100 percent of southbound rail shipments to seize guns and money going...
  • You Shall Know the Truth

    07/06/2015 5:15:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    Legacy Church ^ | 6/29/15 | Steven Smotherman
    Friday, the 26th day of June, we all realized we are no longer a Christian nation. The Supreme Court decided, after 150 years, that homosexual marriage was hidden in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America. However, the truth of the matter is, it is not there. Furthermore, while this case was pending, Supreme Court Justices Kagan and Ginsburg performed same-sex ceremonies -- so much for a fair and impartial verdict! Nevertheless, no matter how this court does away with our constitution and the democratic process, we should not honor such a law. The homosexual...
  • BILL COSBY admitted in 2005 to getting Quaaludes to give to women he sought sex with

    07/06/2015 4:58:23 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/06/15
    Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee Andrea Constand He admitted giving the Constand three half-pills of Benadryl Cosby settled that sexual-abuse lawsuit for undisclosed terms in 2006 The woman who Cosby gave Quaaludes to meanwhile is an unnamed Jane Doe who he met in Las Vegas in 1976
  • This is what Mugabe will propose to Obama

    07/06/2015 4:56:22 PM PDT · by LucyT · 11 replies
    Standard Digital Africa ^ | July 1st 2015 | Staff
    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe jokingly said he would travel to the White House and propose to U.S. President Barack Obama, who lauded a historic Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 American states last week. The Zimbabwean leader mocked the 5-4 court decision and condemned marriage equality during his weekly radio interview with the country’s national radio station, ZBC, on Saturday, according to media reports. “I’ve just concluded since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes necessary, I shall travel to Washington, D.C., get...
  • Amanda Peterson Dead: Can't Buy Me Love Actress Dies at 43

    07/06/2015 4:39:11 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | 7/6/15 | Allison Takeda
    Amanda Peterson, who starred opposite Patrick Dempsey in the 1980s rom-com Can't Buy Me Love, has died at age 43, TMZ reports, citing her father. According to the site, Peterson was discovered at home in Greeley, Colo., on Sunday, July 5, after her family grew concerned that they hadn't heard from her in a couple of days. An official cause of death has not yet been determined.
  • Emanuel: Violent Weekend Not A Sign That Anti-Violent Strategies Are Failing

    07/06/2015 4:23:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 6, 2015 | Craig Dellimore
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says police are doing all they can to quell violence on the streets, but the problem requires having fewer guns on the streets and more moral values in the homes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. Mayor Emanuel says he is both saddened and sickened by the rash of gun violence that claimed so many lives this weekend while police officers were on 12-hour shifts and the city’s summer jobs program is employing more people than ever.
  • Homeless piano prodigy stunned by his remarkable makeover (Ex-Marine)

    07/06/2015 4:19:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    Inside Edition/ ^ | July 6, 2015 | Inside Edition
    Donald Gould sat down at a piano at a public arts exhibit in Sarasota, Florida, and played. The images of him with his scraggly beard, unwashed hair, and dirty clothes making magic at the keyboard were seen around the world.In an INSIDE EDITION exclusive, we're giving this homeless man, who is a former Marine, the break he deserves -- Donald Gould is going to get cleaned up. First, a new wardrobe for him at Sarasota's Island Pursuit. Gould tried on an outfit in a dressing room. When he came out of the dressing room, he said: "People won't recognize...
  • CPS pension woes made me fall out of love with Mayor Daley

    07/06/2015 4:08:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 6 july 2015 | Heidi Stevens
    Chicago Public Schools went an entire decade without making a pension contribution under Daley. It was part of a "pension holiday," according to the report. And like a lot of holidays, it left a hangover.
  • Newark Triple Murder Fuels Debate on Treatment of Illegal Immigrants (Flash Back!)

    07/06/2015 4:05:53 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | 08/19/2007 | KAREEM FAHIM
    --snip-- Some of the loudest arguments have been over whether local law enforcement officials should check the immigration status of people they arrest and then report those who are here illegally to the federal authorities. The question has become a flashpoint for municipal officials who are grappling with immigration. Some of them say routine immigration checks are among the few tools they have to deal with what is largely a federal issue. Others herald their cities as immigrant sanctuaries.
  • Greek crisis is nothing compared to China

    07/06/2015 4:02:22 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 7/6/2015 | Paul LaMonica
    The population of Greece is slightly less than the state of Ohio's, while its gross domestic product is just a little bit bigger than the economies of Kazakhstan, Algeria and Qatar. Instead of focusing on Athens, investors should be much more worried about what's going on in China. You know, that country with about 1.4 billion people and the world's second largest GDP? The Shanghai Composite and Shenzhen Composite have both plunged about 30% from their highs due to legitimate concerns that Chinese stocks are in a bubble. China's government is taking steps to try and minimize any more pain...
  • How many iPhones does it take to stop a bullet?

    07/06/2015 3:52:36 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    C-Net ^ | 5 July 2015 6:38 pm BST | by Michael Franco
    Can a stack of iPhones protect a Samsung Galaxy S6 from a blast fired from a Russian assault rifle? You'll just have to watch and see. See the video here. Whenever a new iPhone comes out, there are lots of questions about its screen resolution, its battery life, the quality of its camera... You know, normal questions. A YouTube user known as EverythingApplePro recently had another kind of question about the shiny slabs of tech -- just how many of them it would take to stop a bullet shot at close range from an AK-74. No, that's not a typo;...
  • Opinion: Will California use congestion to coerce motorists?

    07/06/2015 2:55:41 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 22, 2015 | Dan Walters
    --SNIP-- Three months ago, Brown’s Department of Transportation, fulfilling a 2009 legislative mandate, began circulating a draft of a California Transportation Plan, aimed at setting policy for the next quarter-century. Citing California’s commitments to reducing greenhouse gases and improving access to non-automotive transportation, the CTP proposes to reduce automotive travel by increasing motorists’ taxes, flatly rejecting “road capacity enhancing strategies,” and urging the state to “avoid funding projects that add road capacity.” Implicitly, therefore, it contends that increasing traffic congestion and the cost of driving would compel Californians to abandon their cars in favor of transit, bicycles and other non-automotive...
  • Moment American Marathon Runner Celebrated Victory too early and Gets Beaten to the Finish Line ...

    07/06/2015 2:52:21 PM PDT · by Cecily · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 6, 2015 | Belinda Robinson
    his is the soul-destroying moment an American runner celebrated his victory a little too early at the end of a race and ended up getting beaten to the finish line by a British runner. Ben Payne made the gaffe during the 10-kilometre AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia, making his Fourth of July a day that he won't forget. Payne's ill-timed decision was caught on NBC broadcast WXIA and shows the moment he nears the finish line of the race and slows down, only for British Olympian Scott Overall to pass him.
  • Osage County Feeling Pinch of Administration's Anti-Fossil Fuel Mindset

    07/06/2015 2:21:59 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 14 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 7-5-2015 | The Oklahoman Editorial Board
    Osage County feeling pinch of administration's anti-fossil fuel mindset by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: July 5, 2015 REGULATION of energy production has long been the province of state governments, but under the Obama administration there’s been a concerted push to transfer more power to the federal government. To view the decidedly negative outcome of such a transition, look no further than Osage County, Oklahoma. Osage County is unique because members of the Osage tribe hold mineral rights under a federal treaty. Tribal shareholders are paid a percentage of the revenue from oil and gas production on the county’s 1.4...
  • Incredibly patient Golden Retriever

    07/06/2015 1:55:07 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    IMGUR ^ | July 6, 2015 | TedBuckley
    MORE adorable pics at IMGUR link and Bored Panda.
  • New terrorism law could target journalists in Egypt

    07/06/2015 1:47:44 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    cnn ^ | 7-6-2015 | Sarah Sirgany
    A new anti-terrorism law in Egypt will make publishing news that contradicts the official version of events in terrorism-related cases a crime punishable by prison sentences, a setback for the freedom of the press, according to the local journalists union. The anti-terrorism draft law lists more than 25 crimes, 12 of which are punishable by death. It was approved by the Cabinet and the State Council and is pending the approval of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, who has legislative powers in the absence of a parliament. A terrorist attack on military outposts in Sinai led to an hourslong battle in a...
  • Abby Wambach, wife Sarah Huffman share kiss after U.S. World Cup win

    07/06/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2015 | Wilfred Chan
    (CNN)Before tonight, Abby Wambach had everything but the World Cup. So when her squad's memorable 5-2 triumph over Japan was sealed, she chose an unforgettable way to celebrate. With the crowd roaring, as cameras flashed, Wambach -- one of the greatest players in the history of women's soccer -- ran to the stadium's edge and leapt into the stands to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman.
  • It Seems Tesla Was Not Just A Genius, But Also Maybe Psychic

    07/06/2015 1:32:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    Pioneer News ^ | 7-6-2015
    It would be very difficult to argue that Nikola Tesla was not a genius. The famous 20th-century Serbian-American is known most for his design of the alternating (AC) electricity system. But a single feat of engineering would not necessarily be enough to consider this man a genius. Indeed, he could also speak 8 languages and had a completely eidetic memory. Over his life he held 300 patents; and all of these things combined is probably the reason Elon Musk named his technology company after the great Nikola Tesla. But looking at statements he made in his lifetime, Tesla seemed to...
  • Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly (Darwin Award)

    07/06/2015 1:29:14 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 7/5 | AP
    A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday. Devon was not the kind of person who would do something stupid. He was the kind of person who would pretend to do something stupid to make people laugh," he said.
  • England apology for tweet saying WWC players 'go back to being mothers, partners, daughters'

    07/06/2015 1:10:12 PM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 06, 2015
    The English Football Association apologized for a tweet it subsequently deleted about its Women's World Cup team which prompted criticism across social media on Monday. After England returned from its third-place finish in Canada, the FA wrote on Twitter on Monday: "Our Lionesses go back to being mothers, partners and daughters today, but they have taken on another title — heroes."
  • Free Prepper Downloads

    07/06/2015 1:04:34 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 47 replies
    Survival Mom ^ | 7/6/15 | Lisa Bedford
    If you don't yet have a copy of this Special Report, 'The First 15 Things You Must Do Immediately After an EMP', you can download it to you computer by clicking Feel free to share this important EMP survival information!
  • Doc Told Hundreds of Healthy People They Had Cancer

    07/06/2015 1:01:00 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    Yahoo! Health ^ | July 6, 2015
    Dr. Farid Fata put hundreds of people through hell in order to line his own pockets, and now federal prosecutors are seeking to put the Detroit-area oncologist away for 175 years. Fata has admitted that he misdiagnosed patients — 553 of them, according to prosecutors — and ordered chemotherapy and other unnecessary treatments for patients who didn’t even have cancer, report NBC News, which says some 9,000 needless injections or infusions were allegedly given.
  • Motorcyclist fleeing state police severed at waist in crash

    07/06/2015 12:54:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Midland Daily News ^ | July 6, 2015
    BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A motorcyclist has been severed at the waist during a crash while fleeing police in Bay City, east of Saginaw. The Bay City Times reports ( ) Monday that 47-year-old Christopher Henry struck a curb then a utility pole cable before hitting a tree Sunday night.
  • The anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

    07/06/2015 12:31:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    The Herald ^ | 7-6-2015 | KRISTEN WYATT, AP
    <p>DENVER Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago.</p> <p>White House hopefuls in both parties are taking donations from people in the new marijuana industry, which is investing heavily in political activism as a route to expanded legalization and landed its first major candidate, Rand Paul, at a trade show last month.</p>
  • Donald Trump clearly proved this adage:

    07/06/2015 12:27:12 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 16 replies
    7/6/2015 | MosesKnows
    Donald Trump clearly proved this adage : When Donald Trump expressed his opinion of illegal Mexican immigration, he proved this adage. If you want to upset piss off a Conservative, tell him a lie. If you want to upset piss off a Liberal, tell him a truth.
  • Fonda marches in Canada

    07/06/2015 12:22:11 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Jane Fonda spent her Independence Day weekend marching through the streets of Toronto in Canada as part of an environmental protest. The veteran actress headed to the city on Sunday to take part in the March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate, which called for changes to the country's economy to provide more work and better handling of environmental issues. Fonda held a placard and marched with demonstrators, while she also made a speech at the event, telling the crowd, "This is the kind of coalition that will make the difference. They are saying we don't have to choose between...
  • An animation just for fun - The Solarbeat: Planetary orbits set to music (ok ok, plus Pluto's orbit)

    07/06/2015 12:05:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    Click here to play with the interactive animation. Use the slider to change the speed. Click on other icons to change the scale, bass, etc.