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  • Did Halley's Comet Convert the Irish to Christianity?

    04/25/2015 3:57:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv
    Smithsonian (video) ^ | circa 2014 | unattributed
  • Mary Keefe, Model for Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Dies at 92

    04/25/2015 3:17:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 24, 2015 | SAM ROBERTS
    Mary Keefe, a 19-year-old Vermont telephone operator whom her neighbor Norman Rockwell immortalized as his model for the heroine of “Rosie the Riveter,” the World War II feminist anthem that empowered women to leave home and pinch-hit in military plants, died on Tuesday at her home in Simsbury, Conn. She was 92. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Mary Ellen Keefe. Mrs. Keefe was a redhead, like the Rosie who appeared on the cover of the Memorial Day issue of The Saturday Evening Post magazine in 1943, but she had never wielded a rivet gun (not until an appearance...
  • AT LAST .. acceptable Saturday morning animation !

    04/25/2015 2:48:59 AM PDT · by knarf · 7 replies
    FreeRangeStudios ^ | April 25, 2015 | knarf
    Opened my e-mail this morning and just flat out enjoyed this short
  • $200 Could Get You Out Of A Classic Car Smog Check In California

    04/25/2015 1:21:51 AM PDT · by Cowman · 12 replies
    jalopnik ^ | 4-23-15 | Damon Lavrinc
    A bill proposed in California would allow classic car owners to cut a check to the DMV for $200 to get out of the state’s notoriously strict smog test. But naturally, it’s a bit more complicated than just paying off the Golden State. Any car in California built on or after 1976 has to undergo a smog test every two years (not so for pre-76 cars, which is one of the reasons my 1976 BMW 2002 is now living in Florida). AB550 seeks to amend that law to allow vehicles 30 years or older to bypass the test, but only...
  • 7.9 magnitude earthquake rattles Nepal 50 miles from capital, Kathmandu

    04/25/2015 12:40:38 AM PDT · by eastforker · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/25/2015 | Ben Brumfield
    A 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal less than 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu, the U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday. It occurred at a depth of less than two miles, which is considered shallow. The USGS previously rated the temblor at 7.5 magnitude but later upgraded the strength.
  • Clinton, Buffett Not Super-Rich Hypocrites Says Stiglitz

    04/24/2015 11:05:22 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    The Street ^ | 4-24-2015 | GREGG GREENBERG
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Hillary Clinton reportedly may want to "topple" the 1%, but that does not make the multi-millionaire presidential candidate a hypocrite, says Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize-winning economist and author of "The Great Divide". "The reality is that if you are going to get a voice to represent change in America you have to get elected first," says Stiglitz. "And until you get elected, you are not going to be able to change campaign finance reform and the other issues that have distorted our democracy and economy." Stiglitz added that Clinton's sincerity will be tested if she wins...
  • Home schooling was focus of Child Protection investigation, N.J. family says

    04/24/2015 11:00:15 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 22 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Emily Cummins
    BELVIDERE—A Warren County family is suing the state's Division of Child Protection and Permanency for alleged unconstitutional home intrusion and civil rights violations. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole, of Belvidere, filed a civil rights complaint in United States District Court in Trenton yesterday against DCP&P, a DCP&P supervisor and one of its case workers for an alleged "unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion of their home." "I won't forget that morning for a long, long time," said Mr. Zimmer, thinking back to a Tuesday morning in January that began with a caseworker pounding on their door. .... Mr. Zimmer said...
  • NASA May Have Accidentally Created a Warp Field (MAY)

    04/24/2015 10:35:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    mysteriousuniverse.org ^ | 4/24/2015 | mysteriousuniverse.org
    “Star Trek” introduced the world outside of rocket science circles to the concept of warp drive – the propulsion system that allowed the starship Enterprise to travel faster than the speed of light. Warp speed is the holy grail that would let us explore the universe safely surrounded and protected by a space-distorting warp field. After watching the SpaceX rocket recently just try to land on a platform, you’d think this ability is years if not decades away. Yet the buzz on space websites is that NASA may have accidentally discovered a way to create a warp field. Wait, what?...
  • Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

    04/24/2015 9:25:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | DEEPTI HAJELA
    NEW YORK (AP) — When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far. Big, heavy chains were a regular part of Berry's life for years as she, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held captive in a Cleveland home by Ariel Castro before finally escaping in 2013. So were repeated rapes and other abuse.
  • Marlins' Jose Fernandez officially sworn in as a U.S. citizen

    04/24/2015 9:07:43 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    fox sports ^ | 4-24-15 | Christina De Nicola
    "It means a lot," Fernandez said afterward. "It means respect, it means love, it means freedom and it means one of the reasons I came to this country -- for freedom. Honestly, being an American citizen is amazing. That's a lot of respect. A lot of people have died to defend this country to have it the way it is. It's an honor that I can be a citizen." When the National Anthem played, Fernandez smiled and mouthed "I hear this every day." But Friday marked no ordinary day at the ballpark. "It obviously did take a little special meaning,"...
  • Parents anger after children as young as THREE told to sign contract promis'g not to use transphobic

    04/24/2015 8:10:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 55 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 04/24/2015 | ELEANOR HARDING
    Children as young as three are being asked to sign a contract pledging not to use transphobic language at school. The pledge is contained in a ‘home-school agreement’ which all children must sign before they start at Turnham Primary School in September. The infants must also promise to refrain from using homophobic and racist phrases and to be tolerant of people with different sexual orientations and lifestyles. Each child must print their name and provide a signature to confirm that they understand their ‘responsibilities’ while attending the school. It is understood that teachers at the South-East London school introduced the...
  • How to set up the Apple Watch in 16 steps - Including one absolutely necessary cat video

    04/24/2015 8:04:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 24, 2015 | By Dieter Bohn
    So! You have successfully purchased an Apple Watch, or you’re interested in how the setup process works. Either way, you are to be congratulated for your initiative and willingness to take a risk on a brand new platform, one that lives on your wrist and makes your wrist part of how you live. Also, it has a really great Mickey Mouse watch face. We’re here to help. This article explains the major steps you will need to go through to set up and understand your new Apple Watch. It is virtually identical for all versions of the watch, from the...
  • Obama explains the effects of Global Warming on the Everglades on Earth Day 04/22/2015

    04/24/2015 7:59:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE6_LVWCywM ^ | The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon
    Obama explains the effects of Global Warming on the Everglades on Earth Day 04/22/2015 Shown on Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show 04/23/2015
  • System Crash for Starbucks Leads to Free Coffee for Some

    04/24/2015 7:46:55 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    ny times ^ | 4-24-2015 | NICOLE PERLROTH
    The in-store payment systems at Starbucks went down Friday at 8,000 company-operated stores in the United States and Canada, leading to an unexpected giveaway of coffee drinks at some stores. In a statement, the company said the failure was caused not by hackers but by a problem during a daily computer system update. The chain said late Friday that it was still working to resolve the problem, which also affected the chain’s Fresh and Teavana stores. “We are actively working to resolve the outage, and our stores will remain open and continue to serve our customers,” the company said. News...
  • America's transgender moment [link only]

    [click if you want to read a webpage full of Sodomite propaganda.]
  • Interesting Question: At What Point Do People Have Their “Musical Midlife Crisis”?

    04/24/2015 7:16:06 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 99 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | April 24, 2015 | Alan Cross
    For all of us, we have a musical sweet spot in our lives. It happens roughly between the ages of 14 and 24, from the time we enter high school to the time life begins to intrude with its demands of jobs, mortgages and families. During that period, almost nothing is more important to us than music. It not only becomes a personal obsession but something we use to proclaim our identity to the rest of the world. But after about 24, we just don’t have the time (and often the interest) to indulge in our musical passions as much...
  • Lesbian:I use math class to teach young kids about homosexuality so I can ‘hide’ it from parents

    04/24/2015 6:46:00 PM PDT · by massmike · 39 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 04/24/2015 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, April 24, 2015 -- A lesbian teacher ‘married’ to another woman revealed at a pro-gay teachers’ conference earlier this month how she teaches grade 4-5 students to accept homosexuality through what she called “social justice” math. Alicia Gunn, an elementary public school teacher in Mississauga, Ontario, told attendees at the April 10 conference in Toronto’s City Hall that injecting LGBTQ issues into the classroom, especially in math, helps students as young as nine “disrupt the single story that many of our kids have about LGBTQ families.” When asked by one of the workshop attendees if she first asks parents’...
  • Jean-Michel Jarre with Gesaffelstein - Track Story

    04/24/2015 6:44:24 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jean-Michel Jarre
    Jean-Michel Jarre with Gesaffelstein "Conquistador" is a new track from Jean-Michel Jarre's forthcoming album. Available exclusively on Beatport. Order it now: https://pro.beatport.com/release/conq... http://jeanmicheljarre.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jeanmicheljarre https://instagram.com/jeanmicheljarre/ This video contains excerpts from Gesaffelstein's video clips, 'PURSUIT' and 'HATE OR GLORY' directed by Fleur & Manu (directors for Division Paris / Les Télécréateurs)
  • Polls Giving Hillary A Lead Over Anyone?,They Can't Be Serious.What States Were They Surveying?

    04/24/2015 6:41:54 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 25 replies
    So what is with these polls saying that Hillary is ahead of any of the leading GOP candidates? Who are they polling? People living near the beaches of Los Angeles who have never had a job? At this point, pollsters should just take polls in the six or seven purple states that the GOP needs to flip. That leaves about 51 states that don't matter at this point!
  • Tulane scientists say tiny 'pocket shark' reveals secrets in depths of Gulf of Mexico

    04/24/2015 6:12:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/24/15 | Benjamin Alexander-Bloch
    A rare, tiny "pocket shark" found about 190 miles off the Louisiana coast is only the second of its kind ever discovered, according to Tulane University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists. The fish was caught five years ago during a Gulf of Mexico research expedition, frozen and then sent to Tulane researchers in 2013. They ultimately identified the species and compiled a study that was published this week in Zootaxa, the international journal of taxonomy. The 5 ½-inch male juvenile is unique because of the twin pockets next to its front fins. Those pockets are believed to...
  • FULL ALBUM - Ultimate Electronic Music (Truncated title)

    04/24/2015 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 25, 2013 | Arnaud van Beek
    Composed and Produced by Arnaud van Beek © 2013 AVB Music Productions. All rights reserved. http://www.avb-musicproductions.com The UEM is influenced by all known electronic musicians like Kitaro, Vangelis, Kraftwerk. Powerfull synthesizer music. You here the songs in the following order: UEM 3.0 (JMJ 3.0) 0:00 UEM 9.0 (Friendship) 5:34 UEM 2.0 (Desire for Life) 11:32 UEM 7.0 (Alive) 18:27 UEM 4.0 (Oxygene 4 Ultimate) 23:50 UEM 5.0 (Earth) 28:25 UEM 6.0 (Heavens Music) 32:54 UEM 8.0 (I am Free) 39:12 UEM 1.0 (Energy 2008) 44:50 UEM 10.0 (Mash Dance) 49:35
  • Mom gave birth in bathroom stall, sealed newborn in plastic bag at work, prosecutor says

    04/24/2015 6:00:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    mlive.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Gus Burns
    REDFORD, MI -- Kim Pappas, a 25-year-old Wyandotte mother, gave birth inside a bathroom stall during business hours at her office in Redford on March 31, Redford police say. What she did next led to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office charging her with murder Friday. Pappas placed the full-term newborn in a sealed plastic bag, then inside a tote; she put the tote inside her desk drawer at Ceva Logistics, shut it and returned to work as usual.
  • The FRiday Night Movie (Double Feature) MST3K - The Final Sacrifice (1990)

    04/24/2015 5:51:06 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Long past time for some Mystery Science Theater 3000 around here. A maniacal cult leader named Sartorious seeks to uncover an ancient temple that will bring him power over the earth. And the only one who can stop him is a hockey-haired drifter named...Zap Rowsdower. Truly, Canadian cinema at its very finest!
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Casablanca (1942)

    04/24/2015 5:42:55 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Bogey, Bergman and Claude Raines star in this WW2 noir classic. 'Nuff said!
  • "Demonicide" - a Thrash Metal song, by Yours Truly [Vanity]

    04/24/2015 5:09:07 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/24/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Welcome to my song "Demonicide." This is my first attempt at thrash metal, and while I know that the lyrics are supposed to be shocking, I fear that these lyrics may shock even the most hardened fan. You've been warned.A few notes about the song: 1. I write and record my music under the pen name Hopalong Ginsberg. If youse has ta ask why, youse ain't never gonna unnerstan'. 2. A free MP3 of the song may be downloaded here or here. If you click here I cannot be held responsible. 3.
  • As 'Goodfellas' turns 25, here are 25 things you never knew about Martin Scorsese's mobster flick

    04/24/2015 5:07:58 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 87 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/23/2015 | RACHEL MARESCA , PHILIP CAULFIELD
    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of "Goodfellas" this year, the Daily News has compiled a list of 25 things every movie nut should know about the classic gangster flick, which is being honored on the closing night of The Tribeca Film Festival Saturday. To celebrate, the cast of the Martin Scorsese movie will reunite and participate in a sit-down conversation hosted by Jon Stewart. The violent, profane and often funny film, based on Nicholas Pileggi's book "Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family," featured several cameos by the story's real-life characters, and is revered by movie fans for its...
  • Drunk driver on stolen excavator left trail of Harvey destruction

    04/24/2015 4:52:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/24/15 | Michelle Hunter
    William Strength had quite a night. Authorities say the 23-year-old Harvey resident stole an excavator and led Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputies on a drunken chase through parts of the West Bank, plowing over trees and utility poles before sinking the 89-ton machine in the Harvey Canal. No one was injured during the joy ride. But it left behind a path of destruction. "I just would like someone to pay for the damage," said Albert Daigle, 69, whose business, Daigle Towing Services LLC., took the brunt of the rampage.The excavator plowed through the locked, chain-link fence on the side of...
  • It is a beautiful day. You are wearing an Apple Watch.

    04/24/2015 4:47:36 PM PDT · by amigatec · 47 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 24, 2015 | T.C. Sottek and Adi Robertson
    It's a beautiful day. You just got your Apple Watch™ in the mail! You take it to your living room and unbox it. Wow. It's incredible. You go through the setup process, and link it to your iPhone. You set the charging dock on your nightstand, and set an alarm. You go to sleep, and dream of floating through white clouds in a blue sky as Jony Ive narrates. Your alarm wakes you at 9:30 on Saturday — the alarm on your Apple Watch. You pick the Apple Watch up from its charging dock, and put it on your wrist....
  • (vanity) Big Thunderstorm about to hit Dallas - no Tornado at the moment though

    04/24/2015 4:31:33 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 17 replies
    Weather Channel etc ^ | 4/24/2015 | (si th
    Hi. Just a quick note there is a (serious but no tornado) just now hitting Ft. Worth, heading for Dallas. It is however very fast-moving, so it won't last long. Just a heads-up.
  • Best Thing About "Hillary-Gate".Can't Tie It To The Bush's This Time.Gosh Darn It!!.

    04/24/2015 4:07:35 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 9 replies
    Nope, Sorry Far-Left Loonies and "Staunch Hillary Supporters". Not this time, but odds are they will find a link between the Bush's, Russia,and President Putin on the Uranium Deal. Can't use the classic,"This All Started Under The Bush Administration" and new excuse,"Well Jeb Has Ties To Russia or Putin Too". Maybe the far left may even bring Romney into the mix. But never the less, finally we have a Democrat Scandal the left can't blame on Bush! Awe, Shucks!
  • What could McDonald's do to fix its business?

    04/24/2015 4:04:32 PM PDT · by G Larry · 81 replies
    My Way via Drudge ^ | Apr 24, 2015 | CANDICE CHOI
    When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently. After turning in another quarter of sliding sales and profit, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said the chain will unveil initial details on a plan to turn around its fortunes on May 4. Among the challenges it is facing are intensifying competition and an image for serving junk food that it just can't seem to shake.
  • College Students Disrespect Veterans at the Warrior Beach Retreat

    04/24/2015 3:37:02 PM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 30 replies
    WJHG TV ^ | April 23, 2015 | WJHG.com, Kelly Baumgarter
    Twice a year Panama City Beach welcomes our wounded heroes into the community for the Warrior Beach Retreat, but an event aimed at honoring our nation's veterans took a different turn at their hotel. A group of college students didn't show these veterans the respect they deserve. "They actually spit on me and my service dog as well, and that's just so disrespectful and it hurts. I come and I feel honored and I feel safe and that I belong, but now I feel like I'm defending myself," said wounded veteran Nicholas Connole. Veterans say they were shocked at the...
  • Tooth fairy isn't real, N.J. mom says teacher told class

    04/24/2015 3:29:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 24, 2015
    RARITAN TWP. — For many kids who have lost a tooth, seeing money left by the tooth fairy is a special moment. One local mom says the magic was ruined for her daughter when a health teacher told a class the magical fairy doesn't exist.
  • Zillow Ranks Best Real Estate Markets for Buyers, Sellers

    04/24/2015 3:14:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Zillow ^ | 04/24/2015 | BY EMILY HEFFTER
    When it comes to negotiating power, it’s better to be a home seller in the Bay Area and a buyer in Philadelphia. Zillow’s spring analysis of buyers’ and sellers’ markets across the U.S. looked at how long homes spend on the market, how likely they are to have had a price cut and how much they sold for in relation to their listing price.The nation’s top sellers’ markets are the big West Coast tech centers in San Jose, San Francisco and Seattle. Less competitive markets where buyers have time to negotiate are in the East and Midwest, including Philadelphia, Chicago...
  • A Solution to Help Preserve Our State and National Parks

    04/24/2015 2:43:07 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 5 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-24-15 | Cara Sullivan
    Every year, millions of Americans frequent our state and national parks. In 2013, tourists, families and outdoor enthusiasts made an estimated 720 million visits to state parks and 726 million visits to national parks. National Park Week is an opportune time to focus on how to best preserve our parks for future generations. Across the country, tight government budgets leave little money for preserving and maintaining public parks. With increasing operational costs, privatizing certain park concessions can help provide a sustainable funding structure for these beloved areas. Funding shortfalls have caused states to close or significantly reduce services in state...
  • Credit card swipe machines have shipped with the same password since the 1990s

    04/24/2015 2:40:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 4-24-2015 | Rob Beschizza
    It would be comical, were it not such big business for bad people. [The vendor wasn't named by the researchers, David Byrne and Charles Henderson, but they did disclose the password: 166816. A Google search reveals that's the default password for several models of credit card terminal sold by Verifone, a Silicon Valley-based vendor that says it connects 27 million payment devices and has operations in 150 countries. The researchers said that the password remains in use on nine out of 10 terminals they see from the vendor, in part because customers mistakenly assume it is unique to them.] "Even...
  • Bruce Jenner Began Reassignment in 1980s...Inspired By Story of Tennis Player Renee Richards

    04/24/2015 2:13:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 77 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 11:28 EST, 24 April 2015 | By RACHEL MCGRATH FOR MAILONLINE
    New claims have surfaced suggesting that US Olympic herp Bruce Jenner started a gender transition process in the mid-1980s but stopped after he met and fell in love with Kris Kardashian, who became his third wife. Entertainment Tonight, quoting 'a source with direct knowledge,' said Bruce, now 65, talked about transitioning 30 years ago. By the mid-1980s, the Olympic gold medalist had allegedly started hormone therapy and electrolysis and had had plastic surgery to make his features look more feminine. Jenner found his own facial hair to be repulsive, the source told ET. The bombshell Entertainment Tonight report, broadcast Thursday...
  • Magnet Schools Drawing More Attention

    04/24/2015 2:12:58 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 4 replies
    American Legislator ^ | Lindsay Russell
    While the term “school choice” is often perceived as a decision between public and private institutions, magnet schools offer an opportunity to introduce another option for parents and families within their public school district. With almost 3,000 magnet schools nationwide in 2012, the trend embracing more public school choice continues to rise. Originally conceived as an approach to decrease segregation in school districts, today magnet schools encourage more hands-on learning by tailoring instruction around a central theme. Various magnet schools focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); arts; business; culinary studies; medicine; languages and more. Magnet schools increase parental...
  • Swedish cops on vacation break up subway fight

    04/24/2015 2:04:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    Four Swedish police officers took a break from their New York vacation to answer the call of duty Wednesday, breaking up an out-of-control fight between two homeless men on a Manhattan subway train.The Scandinavian patrolmen said they were on their way to see a performance of Les Misérables when they heard the operator of their uptown 6 train yell frantically over the intercom: “Are there any police officers on the train?!” “We thought maybe someone needed help,” said Samuel Kvarzell, 25, a rookie with the Stockholm Police Department. When they made their way to the front of the train, they...
  • Boehner: Time For Hillary To Turn Her Private Server Over ('She violated the law')

    04/24/2015 1:55:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3 hours ago | By FRANCESCA CHAMBERS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Hillary Clinton should have to turn her computer hardware over to the federal government, House Speaker John Boehner now says, though he hasn't decided yet if he'll take legal action to force her hand. 'She violated the law, and the idea that she was going to use her own server and do official business on it goes against every transparency issue that the President likes to tout,' Boehner told Bloomberg News. The Republican leader said the executive branch 'just can't ignore the fact that there are a lot of public documents on this server that the American people have a...
  • Bloodthirsty cow starts eating sheep

    04/24/2015 1:51:05 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 58 replies
    ct news ^ | 4-24-2015 | Beth Spotswood
    A once-vegterian dairy cow in Kenya has started to attack and eat sheep, killing and eating two last week in Miti Mingi Village, Nakuru County. No one knows why the rogue cow has started to feast on sheep, but theories run from the cow not getting enough fresh grass during the dry season to the cow being possessed. After the first sheep was killed, owner Charloes Mamboleo gave the killer cow more food and water. But the next day, with an apparent taste for blood, Killer Cow (KC) struck again. Mamboleo’s wife, Consepta Kerubo is now worried KC will go after their...
  • State university considers 'college bankruptcy,' liberal arts schools aren't only ones in trouble

    04/24/2015 1:41:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/24/2015 | Abby Jackson
    Proving it's not only small, private, liberal-arts colleges that are susceptible to financial distress, Louisiana State University (LSU) announced that it's in the midst of drawing up a financial exigency plan. Bloomberg News, which reported the development, called the plan "equivalent to a college bankruptcy" and noted that it would let LSU fire tenured faculty and restructure its finances. The Baton Rouge-based university with over 30,000 students is drafting the plan, in part, because the most recently proposed budgetary cuts by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal threaten to severely impact the higher-education system in the state. The governor's plans would cut...
  • Collapse of Time Warner-Comcast merger could extend Dodgers TV impasse indefinitely

    04/24/2015 1:25:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Lev
    It appears the long, frustrating wait for Dodgers fans hoping to see their team on TV will continue indefinitely. Multiple reports Thursday indicated the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable – distributor of the Dodgers-owned SportsNet LA – was on the verge of collapsing. The merger between the companies had been viewed as a potential solution to the distribution impasse that has prevented about 70 percent of the local market from seeing the majority of Dodgers games since the start of last season. The collapse of that deal means "the status quo remains in place," said sports-media consultant...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 17 APRIL 17, 2015

    04/24/2015 1:22:35 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 67 replies
    freerepublic | 4/17/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers (Video and Article)

    04/24/2015 1:13:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/24/15 | Jonah M. Kessel and Taige Jensen
    China faces rising labor costs and a shortage of workers. But a government project called “replacing humans with robots” is trying to change the face of the work force in Guangdong Province.
  • No Ma: Marijuana's Hardest Sell — the Chinese

    04/24/2015 1:13:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Apr 22 2015 | Chris Roberts
    Want to escape the booming neighborhoods of San Francisco? Head west, where the rows of single-family Mediterranean-style or boxy Doelger homes that make up the Sunset District are virtually unchanged since their construction in the mid-20th century, giving the avenues a timeless feel. There are no towering construction cranes putting up condos, and 21st-century conveniences fail you: My Sidecar ride request to be taken to the Sunset was rejected three times before I settled in for a $40 cab ride. There is also little sign of California's multibillion dollar cannabis industry. The city's west side is entirely bereft of legal...
  • Minnesota city sues sanitary wipes makers over clogged pipes

    04/24/2015 1:08:29 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4-24-2015 | ap
    <p>WYOMING, MINN. A Minnesota city is suing six makers of sanitary wipes, saying the "so-called flushable wipes" are clogging sewer systems.</p> <p>The federal lawsuit filed Thursday by the city of Wyoming seeks class-action status.</p> <p>According to the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1HxHs1z ), the lawsuit says flushable wipes stay intact long enough to pass into sewer lines and wastewater treatment plants, resulting in thousands, or possibly millions, of dollars of damages.</p>
  • Manure trade show's slogan contest produces pile of entries

    04/24/2015 1:07:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 24, 2015
    Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo. The trade show, now in its 13th year, showcases the latest technology in manure handling, treatment and application. It's being held in July in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. An official event slogan has already been settled on: "2015 Manure Expo: Manure than you can Handle!" It will appear on the front of a T-shirt.
  • Diplomats: 1st round aimed at final Iran nuclear deal by June 30 ends on a positive note

    04/24/2015 12:39:56 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    newser ^ | 4-24-2015 | EORGE JAHN, ap
    <p>VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats say the first round of Iran nuclear talks aimed at turning a tentative agreement into a final deal has been positive and indicates an agreement can be reached by the June 30 deadline.</p> <p>The United States and five other powers want Tehran to agree to long-term curbs on programs that can make nuclear arms. Iran denies wanting such weapons but is seeking relief from sanctions imposed earlier over its refusal to reduce its atomic activities.</p>
  • DFU PRESENTS: Clinton, Marc Rich - $250 Million Bribe? (2008)

    04/24/2015 12:29:43 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | orig Nov 2008 | dfu
    Was Bill Clinton bribed to give the Marc Rich pardon? That is the only explanation that makes sense. Click on link and hear the words of a confidential witness.