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  • Millennials are killing the dinner date

    12/29/2016 11:31:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 145 replies
    In recent years, somewhere between endless Tinder swipes and countless OkCupid matches, the dinner date has fallen by the wayside. As online dating surges in popularity, few millennials have the time, money, or desire to sit with a stranger over a long meal. Only 7 in 10,000 messages in a recent OkCupid IAC survey suggested “grabbing some dinner” and a somewhat less scientific survey this reporter conducted of several dozen actively dating 20-somethings found that dinner has become a highly taboo first date. Last month, Moody’s Investors Service slashed its operating-profit growth forecast for the restaurant sector. (This appears to...
  • Candice Bergen Says Her Date with Donald Trump Was 'Short' - but She Does Remember His Burgundy Limo

    02/12/2016 9:16:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 66 replies
    People ^ | February 12, 2016 | Maggie Parker
    Candice Bergen could have been a Trump. "We had a blind date in college," the actress told PEOPLE at the American Songbook Gala Thursday evening in New York City about her brief encounter with Donald Trump.
  • Overprotective dad shows daughter's date who's boss in hilarious viral photo

    10/20/2015 4:10:38 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 35 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | Posted: Oct 20, 2015 3:43 AM PDT Updated: Oct 20, 2015 3:43 AM PDT | My Fox Boston
    BANGOR, Wis. ( – A dad’s warning to his daughter’s homecoming date is going viral.
  • Actors cast to play Barack and Michelle in upcoming romantic dramedy

    05/10/2015 4:57:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | May 8, 2015 | Nick Gass
    “Southside With You,” a movie documenting the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama in 1989, has cast its main characters. Parker Sawyers will play a young Obama as he tries to woo a young lawyer named Michelle Robinson—played by Tika Sumpter—on a rendezvous to the Art Institute of Chicago, a screening of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and a drink on the 96th floor of the John Hancock building.
  • Tree Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Has Reproduced

    03/29/2015 5:41:32 PM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies ^ | 3/26/2015 | Laura Clark
    et out the cigars—Methuselah, a Judean date palm tree that was grown from a 2,000 year old seed, has become a papa plant. Elaine Solowey, of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at Kibbutz Ketura in Israel, recently broke the good news to National Geographic: “He is over three meters [ten feet] tall, he's got a few offshoots, he has flowers, and his pollen is good," she says. "We pollinated a female with his pollen, a wild [modern] female, and yeah, he can make dates." Methuselah sprouted back in 2005, when agriculture expert Solowey germinated his antique seed. It had...
  • Now Trending on Twitter: # Five Words To Ruin A Date

    01/13/2015 7:35:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/13/15 | Tweets
    Well, the Tweets on Twitter are at it again. The latest hashtag making waves: #FiveWordsToRuinADate . It was too good not to share. Here are some of the ones getting around.. FiveWordsToRuinADate I'm excited about Mike Huckabee It's about ethics in journalism Biden is a brilliant man You dislike my Obama mask? That Obama sure is brave! I am a smart liberal I really love David Hasselhoff You about a size 14? You're adam's apple is huge I want Nader in 2016. But Ben, what about Benghazi Ever bury a body before? Can we make this quick?' I miss good...
  • S.F. police: Man’s online date helps rob him

    06/05/2014 3:09:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 5, 2014 | By Evan Sernoffsky
    Officers detained five people Thursday in San Francisco after a man was robbed at gunpoint after showing up for a date he had set up online, police said. The 30-year-old victim, whom police did not name, arrived to meet his date at 12:25 a.m. near College Avenue and Mission Street just north of Interstate 280. When he did, two assailants advanced on him with a gun. The man’s would-be date joined the assailants in stealing his wallet, cell phone and money before all three took off in a black sedan.
  • Remember when young people used to date? Whatever happened to that?

    03/17/2014 2:43:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/16/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A radio listener recent wrote me about an interview I did on EWTN Radio with Barbara McGuigan. I mentioned that I had been doing a teaching on dating and modesty at a Theology on Tap Session. At that session I charged the men not to leave that night until they had asked a woman out on a date.This intrigued the listener who wanted me to expand on this just a bit and what if anything she could do to get the twenty-somes in her family (both male and female) to start dating again. Here is something of the response I...
  • He Lost a Bet, but He Won a Date!

    03/13/2014 5:43:12 PM PDT · by rawhide · 4 replies
    Andrew Wilcox never loses to his younger brother Ben in basketball, except for that one time he made a bet. About a month ago, the 24-year-old in Provo, Utah challenged his sibling to a round of one-on-one, noting that the loser would have to stand on a busy intersection and dance for a half hour. Turns out, Andrew was the loser. Playing the best out of three, Ben, 22, won every single basketball game. Thus, Andrew found himself booty-popping, flipping and break dancing on a cement island downtown, as documented in a YouTube video going viral this week. "I was...
  • Obama Does Not Know His Own Birth Date! Perhaps there is a Reasonable Explanation

    03/02/2014 1:18:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 96 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/1/14 | Tim Brown
    Vid at link
  • Billboards with wrong election date to be corrected (Detroit)

    08/13/2013 8:13:42 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 11 replies
    Fox 2 News Detroit ^ | 8-13-13 | Alexis Wiley
    DETROIT (WJBK) - Billboards reminding Detroiters their vote is their voice are all over the city. They also mistakenly say the general election is September 2. Apparently the Detroit City Clerk's Office wanted the billboards updated on September 2 with the date of the general election. Clearly, the person responsible for the work got a little confused. No one caught the mistake until Clerk Janice Winfrey spotted the botched billboards and called the president of International Outdoor on Saturday, the same day the billboards were updated. The executive told us it was an honest mistake and his company's first in...
  • June Payrolls +195K Much Higher Than Expected (7.6%); Underemployment Rate Soars To 14.3%

    07/05/2013 5:36:41 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 77 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07.05.13
    So much for any doubts about a September taper: with the street expecting a 165K NFP number for June, the actual print of 195K following an upward revised May print of 195K as well, means the September flow fade is now virtually assured. The Unemployment Rate stayed at 7.6% despite expectations of a drop to 7.5%, although the real action was in the underemployment rate which exploded from 13.8% to 14.3%. From the report: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June, in line with the average monthly gain of 182,000 over the prior 12 months. In June, job...
  • Here's What A Romantic Date Costs In Big Cities Around The World

    04/05/2013 12:26:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/05/2013 | Julie Zeveloff
    Romance isn't cheap. But in some places, a night out on the town is a lot more expensive than in others. Deutsche Bank recently came out with its second "The Random Walk" report, which looks at the changing prices of goods and services around the world. We're taking a closer look at how major cities fared on the report's "cheap date" ranking and highlighting a couple of specific items in the index. 1) SYDNEY: A date will set you back $229.77 Delivery of a dozen roses: $139 2 movie tickets: $35.90 Cab ride (3 km): $11.79 A "cheap date" includes...
  • Cop Issues Speeding Ticket, Asks Driver for a Date and She Sues Him

    01/06/2012 8:10:43 AM PST · by Altariel · 102 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 5, 2012 | Lauren Sher
    A Chicago police officer allegedly turned a $132 speeding ticket into a pick-up opportunity when he later tracked down the female driver and asked her out, saying the least he could do for the money he cost her was to treat her to dinner, according to a lawsuit the woman filed in federal court. Evagelina Paredes filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago, accusing police officer Chris Collins of violating her privacy, according to the Associated Press. She alleges that after she was ticketed on Oct. 22, Collins searched for her address in the motor-vehicle database and left...
  • Ohio Presidential Primary 2012 Date Changed

    12/17/2011 8:43:29 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 8 replies · 2+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 12/176/11 | Tara Dodrill
    The Ohio General Assembly approved a measure to combine the two scheduled 2012 primaries into a single date, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Yesterday House Bill 369 repealed the change to two primaries which would have pushed Ohio's 2012 Presidential primary into June. The change from the traditional "Super Tuesday" date was deemed necessary because the new political redistricting map was not yet approved. Governor John Kasich signed the bill into law, making March 6 officially the 2012 primary date, according to the Dayton Daily News.
  • On this date in Obama history...

    08/22/2011 10:38:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies ^ | 8/22/11 | Nachum
    Some of the events on this date in Obama history August 22, 2010 Obama's recess appointment, Dr. Donald Berwick, to head the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a key figure in Physicians for Human Rights, an international organization that in recent years has been an aggressive and dishonest critic of Israel. And also this story... Questions arise as millions in federal grants go to former employers of Obama admin officials: In July, the Obama administration established a new $50 million federal “Social Innovation Fund” aimed at financing successful non-profit programs. According to this New York Times report, it...
  • Actress Mila Kunis confirms: Date with Marine Sgt. Scott Moore is on! (VIDEO HERE)

    07/15/2011 1:22:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 4+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/15/2011
    Mila Kunis will indeed attend the Marine Corps Ball with Sgt. Scott Moore, she confirmed loud and proud Thursday, putting to rest a rumor that she'd backed out. Watch the video if you can, because she said it best: "Never did I say that I was not going." That version of events was made up, she said, "and people believed it, unfortunately." The rumor, which appeared to be based on a look at Kunis' production obligations, was sketchy but got a lot of play. "I accepted an invitation and I'm staying true to my word," the actress said at a...
  • Okay, but who won the OBL kill-or-capture-date pool?

    05/02/2011 7:20:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    I'm dying to know, which Freeper had the best crystal ball?
  • One Good SF FReepette Needed! (Craigslist ad - guy needs a date for 35K Obama dinner) (My title.)

    04/16/2011 4:19:39 PM PDT · by American Preservative · 16 replies ^ | April 16, 2011
    Seeking One Gorgeous Female For Photo Opportunity (downtown / civic / van ness) Date: 2011-04-16, 11:24AM PDT Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?] US President Barrack Obama will be visiting San Francisco this Wednesday through Thursday. I will be attending a private dinner for him with 150 high profile people. My date had an unexpected emergency and will be out of town. Anyone care to join me? This is a black-tie affair, so if you don't have formal attire, I'll take you shopping,,,pronto! Reply with: Name Phone Number Age Height and Weight Dress Size and Shoe Size Include...
  • Court Sets June Date To Hear Healthcare Appeal

    (Reuters) - A court will hear oral arguments on June 8 in a government appeal of a federal judge's ruling that struck down President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare overhaul law as unconstitutional. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta said it would hear the appeal before a randomly selected three-judge panel. The fight over the law, Obama's signature domestic accomplishment, is expected to reach the Supreme Court.
  • 'Rapist' on tape

    10/22/2010 3:23:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 22, 2010 | DON KAPLAN
    She hoped the twisted rapist would take the bait and call her -- and cops were ready when he did. In an astounding tape-recorded telephone exchange, a gutsy Queens waitress coolly played the man who had viciously raped her, coaxing him to confess his heinous attack and wrenching out a twisted apology. "I hoped he would call so I could set him up with the police," the 5-foot-2-inch, 115-pound woman told a stunned courtroom yesterday before jurors listened in silence to the several-minute-long taped conversation with her alleged knifepoint attacker, Timothy West.
  • Would Women Date an Unemployed Guy? (Surprise: 60% say they would)

    09/05/2010 8:05:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Shine ^ | 09/05/2010 | Rich Santos, Marie Claire
    I can't wait for Labor Day. I'm feeling too corporate lately. That Human Resources Department (apparently they weren't around in Caligula's day) makes me behave. I do plan to commit several Human Resource violations this weekend at the beach, but that's why it's Labor Day! Speaking of labor, I saw an interesting survey from Zoosk that might provide solace for unemployed daters: 60% of women said that they'd date an unemployed guy, up from 52% in 2009; 90% of men said they'd date someone who was unemployed versus 92% in 2009. "What do you do?" can make or break things,...
  • Kate Gosseling is SINGLE and ready to MINGLE

    09/01/2010 11:06:42 PM PDT · by nmh · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 31, 2010 | KELLY WILL,
    ,Kate Gosselin is sick of being single and now she is ready to mingle, reported Tuesday. After six years of her schedule revolving around her kids, now that they are finally all in school at the same time -- the mom of eight is ready to date, a source close to the “Kate Plus 8” star said. "She is considering dating, as long as it doesn't take away from being with the children," said the insider. ... "He will have to pass her serious checklist of being a responsible, kind and mature adult. She will be avoiding anyone who...
  • Gillard prepares to meet Quentin Bryce to set date for federal election (Australian election)

    07/16/2010 5:21:20 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Australian ^ | 17th July 2010 | Joe Kelly
    JULIA Gillard has arrived in Canberra and will meet Governor-General Quentin Bryce at 10.30am to set a date for a federal election. The PM's office has confirmed that the Prime Minister will hold a press conference at noon. August 21 or 28 are the anticipated dates for the election. Ms Gillard is then expected to travel to Brisbane, where Labor has to make up ground following the dumping of Kevin Rudd. Ms Gillard smiled, but said nothing to reporters outside her western Melbourne home, as she was driven away just after 7am (AEST). The media is already camped outside Government...
  • In Egypt, financial crisis sinks price of 'Obama' date

    08/23/2009 6:51:45 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 10 replies · 1,037+ views
    Yahoo News/AFP ^ | Aug 22, 2009
    CAIRO (AFP) – Ramadan tradition dictates that Egypt's fruit-sellers nickname their dates to reflect unofficial popularity ratings, but this year the global recession has forced down the price of the 'Obama'. Named after US President Barack Obama who chose Cairo to deliver a landmark speech to the world's Muslims in June, the popular date was expected to sell for 25 Egyptian pounds (around 4.5 dollars) a kilogram (2.2 pounds). "People can't afford dates this year, we had to bring the price down to 15 pounds (2.7 dollars)," said Mohammed, a fruit vendor in the bustling Sayyeda Zeinab neighbourhood. Emulating the...
  • Cost of Barack Obama's Date Night in NYC

    08/20/2009 10:06:37 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 22 replies · 3,630+ views
    e-mail from friend | 20 Aug 2009 | e-mail
    From a former Air Force Colonel.... Subject: The Date First, let me say that I've moved three presidents up to now and I've seenincredible waste. But, the "new" guy really takes the cake. I don't havean issue with the President promising his wife dinner and a show or that heeven takes his wife out. But, when I saw the news say that the date cost $24,000, here's what youDON'T know. Three days before "dinner" a C-17 flew Marines and the helicoptermaintenance equipment to JFK Airport . The day before "dinner" I flew the US Secret Service (USSS) and themotorcade to...
  • Mark you calendars/clocks for 123456789!

    07/07/2009 1:23:21 PM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 63 replies · 2,059+ views
    7/8/09 | Father Time
    Just after midnight and just after noon on July, 8th, it will be.... 12:34:56 7/8/9 Finally something on FR that really is SERIES!
  • White House Refuses to Release Cost of Obama’s New York “Date Night” Out

    06/04/2009 9:23:48 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies · 905+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-03-09 | Mike's America
    Remember this? Obama scolded corporate executives: "You can't get corporate jets. You can't go take a trip to Las Vegas, or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers' dime." But apparently it's none of our business how much it cost for Obama to move a massive military and security operation to New York for an evening so he could take his wife Michelle out to dinner and a show last Saturday. After bumbling along in his usual style, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday refused to answer the question of cost (video)and no one in the...
  • Update: The Obamas’ date cost taxpayers $250K?

    06/02/2009 10:42:56 AM PDT · by Heather Hogue · 28 replies · 800+ views
    The Examiner ^ | June 2, 2009 | Heather Hogue
    Here’s an article from the Washington Times that gives us a better estimate of what it takes (costs) the taxpayers to shut down the streets of New York and carry an entourage of wife and aides for a night out on the town...
  • The Obamas' big date in the big city (FREEP THIS POLL)

    05/31/2009 12:48:15 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 32 replies · 1,743+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 05/31/09
    What's the perfect New York date for President Obama and Michelle? What they chose is perfect - what could be more New York than a Broadway show? A ride on the Staten Island Ferry on a beautiful summer night. A stroll on the boardwalk and hot dogs at Coney Island. A Yankees or a Mets home game is the way to enjoy the real New York. Isn't there anything to do in Washington D.C.?
  • Barack And Michelle Take Air Force One on Joy Ride to New York for a Date

    05/31/2009 10:23:31 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 32 replies · 1,236+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-31-09 | Mike's America
    em>I thought we had a serious financial crisis that required everyone to sacrifice?Yes friends, President Obama and First Lady Michelle had another of their famous "date nights" Saturday. Instead of clogging traffic in Washington, D.C. to visit a restaurant, they hopped on the Marine One helicopter to Andrews Air Force Base, jumped on Air Force One (a Gulfstream 500, not the 747) then flew up to New York City followed by TWO OTHER PLANES for staff and press (the 747 would have been cheaper). Upon landing in New York several more helicopters, limos, vans, police, military and other staff were...
  • Bronstein Emerges Unscathed After Dowd Date (Maureen's one night stand)

    05/13/2009 7:48:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies · 1,140+ views
    SFist ^ | 4/27/09 | Brock Keeling
    Bronstein Emerges Unscathed After Dowd DateBy Brock Keeling in News on April 27, 2009 2:53 PM Maureen Dowd is kind of an idiot. And we mean that in the nicest way possible, because she seems so smart. But then she goes off and writes this. In her most recent op-ed piece for the New York Times, she attempts to show the world of online writing what's what. How so? Well, she attacks Twitter and other types of newfangled online internet world wide web sites, claims that journalists are "hot" in Hollywood right now ("Russell Crowe, playing a messy and morally...
  • Ohio Christian school tells student to skip prom

    05/08/2009 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 218 replies · 3,485+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2009 | The Associated Press
    A student at a fundamentalist Baptist school that forbids dancing, rock music, hand-holding and kissing will be suspended if he takes his girlfriend to her public high school prom, his principal said. Despite the warning, 17-year-old Tyler Frost, who has never been to a dance before, said he plans to attend Findlay High School's prom Saturday. Frost, a senior at Heritage Christian School in northwest Ohio, agreed to the school's rules when he signed a statement of cooperation at the beginning of the year, principal Tim England said.
  • Redating Caesar's Invasion Of Britain

    06/25/2008 5:22:56 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 118+ views
    Redating Caesar’s invasion of Britain TxSt astronomers come to bury long-accepted date, not to praise it Julius Caesar landed an invasion fleet on the shores of Britain in 55 B.C., expanding the boundaries of the so-called “Known World” and inadvertently sparking a dispute between historians and scientists for centuries to come. Now, astronomers from Texas State University have applied their unique brand of forensic astronomy to the enduring controversy surrounding the precise location of Caesar’s landfall, concluding that the historically accepted date for the event--Aug. 26-27, 55 B.C. – is incorrect. The Texas State team’s proposed new date of Aug....
  • Scientists calculate the exact date of the Trojan horse using eclipse in Homer

    06/24/2008 11:49:01 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies · 109+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 6/24/08 | Roger Highfield
    The exact date when the Greeks used the Trojan horse to raze the city of Troy has been pinpointed for the first time using an eclipse mentioned in the stories of Homer, it was claimed today. # The truth about an epic tale of love, war and greed Scientists have calculated that the horse was used in 1188 BC, ten years before Homer in his Odyssey describes the return of a warrior to his wife on the day the "sun is blotted out of the sky". The legend of the fall of Troy is mentioned in Virgil and Homer's poems...
  • Fahtin Mahtin

    06/05/2008 3:32:12 PM PDT · by fings · 2 replies · 125+ views
    Here’s a quick joke for you all… Mahtin goes to pick up his date for the evening. She’s not ready yet, so he has to sit in the living room with her parents. He has a bad case of gas and really needs to relieve some pressure. Luckily, the family dog jumps up on the couch next to him. He decides that he can let a little fart out and if anyone notices they will think that the dog did it. He farts, and the woman yells, “Shep, get down from there.” The guy thinks..(con't @
  • Dating dos and don’ts for girls [UK]

    04/18/2008 11:08:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies · 144+ views ^ | 04/16/2008 | By SOPHIE MANSELL
    SPILLING a vodka cranberry down your date’s white shirt is never a good start. And banging on about Brad Pitt won’t help your prospects either. That’s why it’s a good idea to set yourself some dating rules right from the start. ‘Chilling out’ and ‘not acting like a psycho’ are definitely priorities as far as we are concerned. So we asked relationship expert Jenni Trent Hughes to share her top ten dating tips: 1) Give yourself a quick emotional MOT before you go on a date to check you’re in the mindset for a possible new relationship. In other words,...
  • Florida Bill to Change Primary Date (Don't blame Reps)

    03/06/2008 10:19:15 PM PST · by Moose Dung · 7 replies · 762+ views
    Florida Senate Website ^ | 05/03/2007 | Florida Legislature
    Florida House Bill 0537: Relating to Elections [LPCC] Revises fines applicable to violations of requirements re third-party voter registrations; revises dates re presidential preference primary; authorizes municipalities to move their election date by ordinance to coincide with said primary; exempts persons seeking federal office from resign-to-run law; requires that all write-in candidates reside within district of office sought at time of qualification, etc. Amends FS. APPROPRIATION: $27,861,850. EFFECTIVE DATE: 01/01/2008 except as otherwise provided. 05/03/07 HOUSE Amendment(s) to Senate amendment(s) failed -HJ 01064; Concurred -HJ 01050; CS passed as amended; YEAS 118 NAYS 0-HJ 01064; Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ...
  • Romance, European-style (Spanish women hate bald men)

    01/23/2008 11:15:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,704+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 01/22/08 | PHILIP JACKMAN
    Romance, European-style British men are shyest when it comes to asking for a date and Spanish women won't go out with bald guys PHILIP JACKMAN From Tuesday's Globe and Mail January 22, 2008 at 4:03 AM EST Think that the traditional British reserve is a tired old cliché, a long-dead remnant of chilly Victorian custom? Turns out it's far from outdated when it comes to dating. According to a new survey, British single men were the least confident in Europe when it comes to asking women out on a date, 47 per cent claiming that this is why they're still...
  • How Old Tree Rings And Ancient Wood Are Helping Rewrite History

    10/28/2007 11:05:05 AM PDT · by blam · 51 replies · 173+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-27-2007 | Cornell University
    How Old Tree Rings And Ancient Wood Are Helping Rewrite History ScienceDaily (Oct. 27, 2007) — Cornell archaeologists are rewriting history with the help of tree rings from 900-year-old trees, wood found on ancient buildings and through analysis of the isotopes (especially radiocarbon dating) and chemistry they can find in that wood.Sturt Manning talks to visitors during a demonstration of the tree-ring laboratory following his presentation during Trustee/Council Weekend. At the lecture, Manning explained how students and lab staff members precisely dated a wooden support beam from McGraw Hall to 1870. (Credit: Jason Koski/Cornell University Photography)" By collecting thousands of...
  • *** The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread *** September 21-23, 2007 - National Singles' Week

    09/21/2007 3:12:46 PM PDT · by WFTR · 124 replies · 84+ views
    September 21, 2007 | WFTR
    Greetings, and Welcome to another Weekend Singles' Thread. This week is National Unmarried and Single Americans Week or National USA Week as the sponsors like to say. The official website for this week is at . This "celebration" started on Monday and will run through the weekend. The celebration is being promoted by a group called "Unmarried America" that calls itself "an information source for the new unmarried majority." This group is trying to capture and represent the interests of all unmarried people and wants to reach out to those beyond traditional "singles" to include widows and widowers, homosexuals,...
  • HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD

    08/04/2007 8:32:38 PM PDT · by Posting · 2 replies · 4,103+ views
    HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD 1263 - 1328 The 'Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism' Who is the True Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism? His name is Ibn Taymiyyah, or Taq ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah, and he lived from 1263 to 1328. His name by birth was Ahmad ibn Abdul-Halim ibn Abdas-Salaam. This individual could be considered as the real godfather of fundamentalism. Maududi borrowed extensively from Taymiyyah's writings. id=1194248__________________1347 [The Bahmani sultans & genocide on Indians]The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death....
  • Dating Web Sites Get Cold Shoulder From More Users

    02/10/2007 8:32:12 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 230 replies · 4,417+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10 February 2007 | PETE BARLAS INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Valentine’s Day approaches, but it seems consumers are being standoffish about online dating. The number of U.S. Internet users visiting dating Web sites is falling, says a report set to be released Monday. Last year, only 10% of Internet users visited at least one online dating site, down from 16% in 2005 and 21% in 2002, says the report by Jupiter Research. The decline in unique visitors hasn’t yet resulted in a decline in subscribers, the study found, but the trend likely will at some point, analysts say. Other research firms track the same trend. Traffic to seven of the...
  • Suspects plead not guilty to killing couple on date

    01/19/2007 2:52:53 PM PST · by KantianBurke · 20 replies · 970+ views
    CNN ^ | 19 Jan 07 | AP
    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- Two suspects in a case in which a young couple out for a date were carjacked and killed pleaded not guilty in federal court as prosecutors described their long criminal history. Lemaricus Davidson, 25, and Eric Boyd, 34, were arraigned separately. Davidson was charged with carjacking and firearms charges, and Boyd with being an accessory after the fact to the carjacking. Family members of victims Channon Christian, a 21-year-old University of Tennessee student, and her boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, wept as details of the carjacking and killings less than two weeks ago were recounted. The couple...
  • Saddam Could be Executed within Days. (U.S. official quoted states "within a couple of days")

    12/28/2006 2:50:46 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 110 replies · 3,995+ views
    Yahoo quote from Reuters ^ | less than 2 hours ago | Reuters
    <p>The rules, I beleive, require nothing other than a headline in this case, but it is worth posting because the latest news indicates the probablity is high that Saddam won't even live long enough to swing in the new year.</p>
  • 39,000th Day Since Jan 1, 1900.

    10/10/2006 10:27:11 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 14 replies · 385+ views
    Excel Spreadsheet | Oct 10, 2006 | Bill Gates
    Today I was date stamping a spreadsheet. I was going to use the @ Today function. I entered the function and was about to format the answer. The date functions return the sum of the days since 01/01/1900! Much to my surprise the answer for today was 39,000.
  • Celebrating the return of the date

    09/19/2006 7:48:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 433+ views
    Watch video of the festivalWatch an interview with a date palm farmer Farmers exhibited different varieties of dates at a date palm festival in Baqubah. Date palms are a vital crop in the heavily agricultural region. They are also a traditional staple in Iraqis' diet. Department of Defense photo. Residents of Baqubah celebrated a local staple on Monday - a “date festival” placed the town’s focus on a banner harvest from the area’s date palm trees. Situated alongside a river in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, Baqubah has for centuries been a center of agriculture and commerce. Though rich...
  • THE APOCALYPSE: WHEN WRITTEN, AND BY WHOM. (Revelation Written in 90's AD by Apostle John)

    09/01/2006 10:57:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 405 replies · 5,537+ views ^ | Enoch Pond
    THE APOCALYPSE WHEN WRITTEN, AND BY WHOM. (1871) by Enoch Pond, Professor at the Theological Seminary, Bangor, Maine. <<INTRODUCTION: Preterists maintain that the events of Revelation were fulfilled by AD70. For this to be true they maintain that the book of Revelation was written in 66-68 AD and they do some interesting tricks to try to make people believe it was. The common school of thought is that Revelation was written around 95AD which brings the Preterist point of view to a grinding halt. This paper written in 1871 was one of many I read that made strong arguments as...
  • Schoolboy snares Miss Universe Australia for school dance

    08/31/2006 12:29:03 AM PDT · by rawhide · 9 replies · 560+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Aug 30, 1:17 PM ET | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Finding a date for the school prom is often a daunting business for high school students worldwide. Not so for Jordan Avramides from Sydney, AustraliaAt his formal end of year dance sixteen-year old Avramides will be walking in with the undisputed belle of the ball on his arm -- Miss Universe Australia 2006, Erin McNaughtThe ambitious young Trinity Grammar student initially invited Australia's 2004 Miss Universe winner Jennifer Hawkins, but she said she couldn't make it because she had filming commitments.Hearing of his plight, Australia's Daily Telegraph helped get him the date, Avramides said.The paper reported Wednesday...
  • Date With Jessica Biel to Be Auctioned

    07/15/2006 12:03:32 AM PDT · by rawhide · 5 replies · 519+ views ^ | July 15, 2006 - 2:03 a.m. EDT | The Associated Press
    A date with Jessica Biel will be up for bid next week to help raise money for a teenager who lost her leg in a prom night limousine accident, Denver newspapers reported this week. The event dubbed "Mollypalooza" to help Molly Bloom's family with medical expenses is scheduled for Tuesday at the Rock Island Club, organizers told The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. The News described the date as a lunch date. In an audio message posted on the Internet, Esquire's "The Sexiest Woman Alive" urges listeners to support the event and says: "I intend to submit a very...