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  • Elon Musk called the Antares rocket a 'joke' 2 years before it exploded

    10/29/2014 9:10:49 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 20 replies
    Mashable.com ^ | 28OCT2014 | Amanda Wills
    An Orbital Sciences rocket operating under a NASA contract exploded shortly after launch on Tuesday evening, much to everyone's surprise — except, perhaps, Elon Musk. Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, trashed Orbital Sciences for using outdated Russian engines during a 2012 Wired interview: "One of our competitors, Orbital Sciences, has a contract to resupply the International Space Station, and their rocket honestly sounds like the punch line to a joke. It uses Russian rocket engines that were made in the ’60s. I don’t mean their design is from the ’60s—I mean they start with engines that were literally made in...
  • Minnesota gym bans boys so Muslim girls can play basketball

    10/29/2014 8:52:07 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-8STpoV4fg
  • Anti-harassment video of Pittsburgh CAPA grad goes viral [saying hi = "harassment"]

    10/29/2014 5:39:37 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 29, 2014 | Anya Sostek
    A video to raise awareness of street harassment, featuring a Pittsburgh CAPA graduate, has gone viral with more than 7 million YouTube views since Tuesday morning. For more than 10 hours, Shoshana Roberts, 24, walks in New York City as part of a hidden-camera experiment. She is spoken to more than 100 times by male strangers, with numerous greetings, comments on her appearance and one stretch where a man walks closely next to her for five full minutes. The two-minute video, made by the group Hollaback! to raise awareness of street harassment, has attracted international attention since it was published...
  • Antares rocket explosion: The question of using decades-old Soviet engines

    10/29/2014 8:19:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/29/14 | Terrence McCoy
    The tale of the engines that propelled the Antares rocket, which exploded in a spectacular ball of flame in Virginia Tuesday night, begins four decades ago, thousands of miles away, in the land of communism and Sputnik. There, in the Soviet Union, rocket scientists conceived and built dozens of rocket engines meant to power Russian astronauts into the cosmos. But it didn’t work out that way. Instead, all four launches of the mighty N1 Soviet rocket, which used an earlier iteration of the first-stage engines used in Thursday’s launch, failed between 1969 and 1972. And as the Soviet Union abandoned...
  • In 10 Years, Windowless Planes Will Give Passengers A Panoramic View Of The Sky

    10/29/2014 7:31:33 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 39 replies
    boredpanda ^ | 10/28/14 | Dovas
    The Center for Process Innovation, a British technology research company, thinks they’ve got the next big step in aviation transportation figured out. They want to remove the windows from passenger planes and replace them with OLED touch-screens that extend along the plane’s entire length and display the view from outside through cameras mounted on the plane’s exterior.
  • Union chief: reject Obama’s amnesty plan

    10/29/2014 7:19:00 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 5 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | Oct. 29, 2014 | Allen West
    I find it truly hilarious when the Obama hand gets caught in the cookie jar he always tries to deflect. Well, all the signs are pointing towards Obama issuing an illegal executive order to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants — by the Constitution he cannot unilaterally make laws and rules concerning naturalization. But then again, I don’t think Obama — the venerable Constitutional scholar – has ever read the Federalist papers or understands the constitutional concept of coequal branches of government and separation of powers.
  • Aspiring actress, 24, with hidden camera reveals the horrendous catcalling women go through

    10/28/2014 8:21:03 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 125 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 28, 2014 | Sophie Jane Evans
    A 24-year-old aspiring actress has been filmed being catcalled 108 times as she strolled around New York City - even though she was wearing a plain T-shirt, jeans and sneakers. Shoshana Roberts, a graduate of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, was captured on a hidden camera by her friend, Rob Bliss, as she walked through the city's streets. Over a ten-hour period, she was pelted with dozens of unsolicited comments, including: 'What's up beautiful?', 'Hey baby', 'Smile' and 'Have a nice evening darling'. She was even followed by some men for several minutes, with one repeatedly asking her: 'You don't wanna...
  • Tim Hauser, the Founder of the Manhattan Transfer, Dies at 72

    10/28/2014 2:32:59 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | Bruce Weber
    Tim Hauser, a singer and showman who founded the Manhattan Transfer, a Grammy-winning vocal group that brought four-part harmonies to several decades’ worth of American popular songs, died on Thursday in Sayre, Pa. He was 72. The cause was cardiac arrest, said his sister, Fayette. She said he had been taken to a hospital in Elmira, N.Y., with pneumonia shortly after arriving in nearby Corning for a scheduled performance and was later moved to a hospital in Sayre, where he died. Begun in 1972 when Mr. Hauser was making ends meet as a New York City cabdriver, the Manhattan Transfer...
  • Founder of the Weather Channel Slams Global Warming

    10/28/2014 12:18:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    The climate change movement has gained such unstoppable momentum in the past decade that it comes as a surprise when anyone prominent has the guts to stand up against it. It is even more surprising when that someone is the co-founder of the Weather Channel. John Coleman, though, has decided that the theory of man-made global warming is no longer scientifically viable. Having closely studied the topic of climate change for years, Coleman insists that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has it all wrong. “There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in...
  • How Much Money Did Jonas Salk Potentially Forfeit By Not Patenting The Polio Vaccine? [$7 billion]

    10/28/2014 11:56:06 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 9, 2012
    Salk was not called the “Father of Biophilosophy” without reason. I have explained the possible reasons why he did not patent the vaccine here: Why didn’t Jonas Salk patent the polio vaccine? For those who want a short answer, Salk would have been richer by $7 billion if his vaccine were patented. Continue reading for how the number was arrived at.
  • Ebola Has Killed More Than 200 Doctors, Nurses, And Other Healthcare Workers Since June

    10/28/2014 9:50:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 15, 2014
    Around the globe, about 400 health care staff have contracted Ebola, and more than 230 have died.
  • University of Maryland Medical Center patient tests negative for Ebola

    10/28/2014 9:40:03 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 13 replies
    WBAL TV (Baltimore NBC) ^ | 10/28/14 | WBAL
    BALTIMORE —A patient who was being isolated at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore for Ebola testing Monday evening does not have the deadly virus, officials announced Tuesday.
  • Tsarnaev pal Robel Phillipos convicted of lying to FBI (Pothead defense; Dukakis testified)

    10/28/2014 7:32:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/28/14 | Laurel Sweet
    Robel Phillipos, a friend of terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been convicted of lying to authorities investigating last year’s Boston Marathon bombings that killed three spectators, including an 8-year-old Dorchester boy. Phillipos was accused of lying about being in Tsarnaev’s dorm room three days after the bombing, when two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence, including a laptop. Phillipos' lawyers argued he couldn’t clearly remember what happened because he had smoked marijuana heavily that day. The fate of Phillipos, 19 when he was arrested and who turned 21 this month during his trial at U.S....
  • GOP Senate Candidate Called 'Uncle Tom' at Hillary/Hagan Rally in N.C. [Hillary praises racist]

    10/28/2014 7:31:22 AM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 28, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis was called "Uncle Tom" at a recent Senator Kay Hagan rally in North Carolina. Hillary Clinton was also on hand to help rally Democrats in support of Hagan--and the possible presidential candidate specifically praised the speaker who made the questionable comments. The remarks were from Alma Adams, who is running for Congress from North Carolina's 12th Congressional District. Here's audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIuXsQq0Pzw"We need to send Uncle Tom -- Tillis, that is -- home," she told the crowd to cheers and applause. When it was Hillary Clinton's turn to speak, she had the highest praise for Adams,...
  • In a first, Mass. town may prohibit tobacco sales

    10/28/2014 4:35:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Kay Lazar
    The Central Massachusetts town of Westminster would become the first community in the state, and perhaps the nation, to ban all tobacco sales under a proposal made public Monday that regulators say is designed to improve health, especially among the young. Draft regulations posted on the town’s website would prohibit sales of products containing tobacco or nicotine, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and even electronic cigarettes, which use batteries to heat nicotine-laced liquid, producing a vapor that is inhaled. The plan has infuriated local store owners, who are circulating petitions to block the action, saying it would drive them out of...
  • Green Billionaire Tom Steyer Leaves Campaign Stop in Gas-Guzzling Suburban (Video)

    10/27/2014 8:18:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | October 23, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Tom Steyer and Martin O’Malley leave the Superdome in a gas-guzzler Billionaire Dem donor Tom Steyer wants you to pay more for your heating and electricity. Meanwhile, he’s traveling to various campaign stops in a gas guzzling Chevy Suburban. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAFWjKxK2FUGreen Billionaire Tom Steyer Leaves Campaign Stop in Gas-Guzzling Suburban (Video) Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:59 am Tom Steyer and Martin O’Malley leave the Superdome in a gas-guzzler Billionaire Dem donor Tom Steyer wants you to pay more for your heating and electricity. Meanwhile, he’s traveling to various campaign stops in a gas guzzling Chevy...
  • Alarmed by 'Surge', Civil Rights Advocate Tells Obama Amnesty Harms Blacks Workers (LOL!)

    10/27/2014 5:56:35 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Breibart ^ | October 27, 2014 | Caroline May
    Original Title:Alarmed By Planned Immigration 'Surge', Civil Rights Advocate Tells Obama Amnesty Harms Blacks Workers A top civil rights advocate is warning President Obama that extending executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens will deeply harm black workers. Peter Kirsanow, as U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner, says in a Oct. 27 letter to Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' recently revealed preparations for a huge ID "surge" extended his alarm over what the president has planned. “Granting work authorization to millions of illegal immigrants will devastate the black community, which is already struggling in the...
  • Wallops Island rocket launch 6:45 pm est

    10/27/2014 3:44:59 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Can't find source
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  • Man tested for Ebola in Tokyo

    10/27/2014 1:25:11 PM PDT · by sushiman · 9 replies
    NHK ^ | 10/27/14
    Officials from Japan's health ministry say they are testing a Canadian man for Ebola. The man entered Japan from the West African country of Liberia with a fever that may be a symptom of the deadly disease. Ministry officials say they will send a sample of his blood to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases to be tested for the Ebola virus and other pathogens. They say he will be treated at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo. The test results are due early Tuesday. The officials say they have not yet confirmed whether the man...
  • U.S. troops from Africa isolated in Italy [11 Troops]

    10/27/2014 1:01:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/27/14 | PHILIP EWING |
    They are the first troops to be placed into what’s effectively a 21-day quarantine under a new Army policy that calls for isolating and monitoring the health of all soldiers who have deployed to the Ebola zone. Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, the head of U.S. Army Africa, and 11 of his staff members were put under “enhanced monitoring” when they returned to their headquarters after traveling to Liberia to help kick off President Barack Obama’s military response to the Ebola outbreak.
  • CDC Finally Admits that Ebola Can Float through the Air … 3 Feet

    10/27/2014 9:05:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 135 replies
    CDC ^ | 10/27/14
    Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person. Droplets travel short distances, less than 3 feet (1 meter) from one person to another. A person might also get infected by touching a surface or object that has germs on it and then touching their mouth or nose. *** Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs, faucet handles, and toys, since the Ebola virus may live on surfaces for up to several hours.
  • Treating Ebola: Inside the first U.S. diagnosis

    10/27/2014 8:04:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/26/14
    John Mulligan: Early Saturday morning he (Duncan) had become very critically ill and was placed on a respirator.And it wasn't 15 minutes later I couldn't find a pulse. And I lost him. And it was the worst day of my life. This man that we cared for, that fought just as hard with us, lost his fight.
  • Pagan Catholicism @ Loyola

    10/27/2014 7:22:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 26, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When Catholic colleges and universities embrace diversity, Catholics should worry. “Loyola University Chicago recently christened a new pagan student club, with its student organizer saying the group aims to help pupils at the private Catholic college find the God they seek, not just the one featured in the Bible,” Dominic Lynch, a student there, wrote on The College Fix on October 23, 2014. I’ll bet they didn’t have a hard time finding a faculty adviser. “The Loyola Student Pagan Alliance was granted official recognition by the university earlier this month by its Student Activities and Greek Affairs board,” Lynch reported....
  • Plants Can Tell When They’re Being Eaten

    10/27/2014 4:24:30 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 66 replies
    Mordrn Farmer ^ | October 20, 2014 | Dan Nosowitz
    Eating a leaf off a plant may not kill it, but that doesn't mean the plant likes it. The newest study to examine the intelligence (or at least behavior) of plants finds that plants can tell when they're being eaten -- and send out defenses to stop it from happening. We’ve been hearing for decades about the complex intelligence of plants; last year’s excellent New Yorker piece is a good place to start, if you want to learn more about the subject. But a new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri, managed to figure out one new...
  • Ebola Victim Thomas Eric Duncan's 9-Day Treatment Cost Hospital $500K and He Had No Insurance

    10/27/2014 1:25:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 10, 2014 | Leonardo Blair
    The nine-day treatment of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan who died at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, Wednesday cost the hospital an estimated $500,000 and he had no insurance to cover the charges. The New Haven Register reported that the hospital is also unlikely to collect on the bill. According to the report, since his isolation at the hospital on Sept. 28 Duncan was in critical condition. As a part of his treatment, he was placed on a ventilator, received experimental drugs and had kidney dialysis. ADVERTISEMENT There is also the cost of security and the disposal...
  • Bill for Ebola Adds Up as Care Costs $1,000 an Hour

    10/27/2014 1:20:45 AM PDT · by grundle · 1 replies
    bloomberg.com [link only] | October 8, 2014 | Alex Wayne
    link only:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-07/bill-for-ebola-adds-up-as-care-costs-1-000-an-hour.html
  • Saturday Night Live satire of Obama and Ebola czar

    10/26/2014 5:35:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 25, 2014
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_AsXqn9fxY
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    10/26/2014 10:59:40 AM PDT · by Faith · 12 replies
    October 26, 2014 | Faith
    Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name; That at the Name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
  • VIDEO: 82-Year Old Black Grandmother is DONE with the Democrat Party; She Goes OFF About Why!

    10/26/2014 9:31:22 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 10 replies
    TPNN.com ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | TPNN Video
    The woman called into C-Span during the time when Barack Obama was doing his early voting. She identified herself as Joyce and indicated that she is an 82-year old black grandmother who has been a Democrat her entire life, but voted straight down the Republican ticket this year. Her voice is filled with both anger and passion as she explains why she has left the Democrat Party. It is worth listening to the entire two-minute segment. She begins by saying, “First, let me start by saying that I am an 82-year old, black, senior citizen grandmother and I voted straight...
  • First solar storm from huge sunspot reaches Earth and knocks out satellites

    10/26/2014 8:09:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/22/14 | Mark Prigg and Jonathan O'Callaghan
    Solar radiation knocked out some radio communication on Earth yesterday It came from a giant sunspot seen on the surface of the sun recently Sunspot AR12192 is 14 times larger than Earth and almost as big as Jupiter The Met Office tells MailOnline it might be the largest sunspot in 25 years It is so big that it can be seen in images of the sun from Earth's surface This particular flare from the sunspot was brief but strong It follows three days of severe storms on the sun 'It would seem to be just a matter of time before...
  • Bale Calls Moses 'Schizophrenic,' 'Barbaric'

    10/25/2014 10:50:07 PM PDT · by This Just In · 71 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10.25.14 | Truth Revolt
    Christian Bale has some novel interpretations of Moses, whom he portrays in the upcoming "Exodus: God and Kings." "I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life," Bale said. Hard on the heels of Noah, which took great liberties with the biblical tale, Exodus is drawing criticism from Christian websites.
  • Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead at 71

    10/25/2014 6:53:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 25, 2014
    Jack Bruce, the singer and bassist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cream, has passed away, his family confirmed the musician's passing on his Facebook page. He was 71. "It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts," the Bruce family wrote. Bruce's publicist added, "He died today at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family." No other details were...
  • America's Forum | The Way I see it

    10/25/2014 4:41:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    NewsmaxTV ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | JD Hayworth
    Remembering Gladys Hayworth
  • Introducing Shortwave’s Newest Broadcaster: Global 24 Radio

    10/25/2014 8:42:21 AM PDT · by mylife · 116 replies
    Swling.com ^ | 9/22/14 | Thomas
    This is one of the most exciting developments I’ve seen in international broadcasting in ages: an around-the-clock, fixed-frequency, commercial shortwave radio broadcaster, transmitting via WRMI. The new Global24 will begin broadcasting on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 19:00 EDT (0000 UTC November 1st) on 9395 kHz. Below, you’ll find Global24’s first press release: (Source: Global24Radio.com) (Hollywood, FL) Oct. 21, 2014 – Global 24 Radio LLC announced today that its inaugural broadcast will go live at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31 (0000 UTC November 1), with a line-up of new and well-known programs and around-the-clock English language programming. The broadcast can...
  • Shocking 2013 Muslim Peace Conference in Norway

    10/25/2014 7:13:12 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 18 replies
    Liveleak ^ | Oct-21-2014
    If you had any questions before about the intentions of the "Religion of Peace", you won't after this unbelievable video. Watch this 4 minute video.
  • MSF Protocols for Staff Returning from Ebola-Affected Countries

    10/25/2014 3:51:12 AM PDT · by EBH · 13 replies
    Since the beginning of its operations in West Africa in March to combat the Ebola outbreak, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has put in place stringent protocols to protect its staff from exposure to the Ebola virus and to monitor the health of its returning staff. MSF has specific guidelines and protocols for staff members returning from Ebola assignments. These guidelines govern the 21-day incubation period of the virus (it can take up to 21 days to display symptoms of possible Ebola infection). A fever that develops during the 21-day period may also be due to something other than...
  • NJ official: Female health care worker who'd been in Africa isolated with fever

    10/24/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT · by boycott · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ray Sanchez, Jason Hanna and Shimon Prokupecz
    New York (CNN) -- One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital. The second health care worker, a woman who hasn't been identified by name, did not have any Ebola symptoms upon arrival Friday at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey health department spokesman Donna Leusner said. Yet things changed in the hours that followed. According to Leusner, "This evening, the health care worker developed a fever and is...
  • Hillary: 'Don't Let Anybody Tell You' That 'Businesses Create Jobs'

    10/24/2014 5:09:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 100 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | October 24, 2014
    Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.” “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said. “You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics,’” she continued. “That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.” “You know, one of the things my husband says when people say ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington,’ he said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic,’” Clinton said, which elicited loud laughs...
  • How to be a racist

    10/24/2014 8:54:19 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 25 replies
    Pat Condell ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | Pat Condell
    Pat Condell gives you his easy tips on how to be a racist.
  • U-Verse customers report strange emergency message

    10/24/2014 8:22:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    FOXAtlanta ^ | Oct 24, 2014 8:02 AM PDT | Will Nunley
    The FOX 5 Newsroom received multiple calls from concerned AT U-Verse customers Friday after an emergency message appeared on their screens. The message, claiming to be an emergency alert issued by The White House, notified viewers that their programming was being re-directed to another channel. The alert is part of the EAN or Emergency Alert Notification. Engineers with FOX 5 say the alert can only be activated by the President in times of emergency. U-Verse engineers tell FOX 5 staff the message appeared on screens around Atlanta, Detroit, Michigan and Austin, Texas. Callers from across the FOX 5 viewing area...
  • Union demands send Japanese firm, jobs packing from California town

    10/24/2014 2:47:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The California city of Palmdale was ready to roll out the red carpet this summer when a Japanese company agreed to build a $60 million factory on a city-owned, vacant parcel on the southwest side of town -- but now the company is taking its project out of state and critics say union greed is to blame. As many as 300 people were slated to work at the 400,000-square-foot plant, painting and wiring light rail cars under a huge contract with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It was a coup for Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, and a plan that...
  • Di blasio and Coumo Pres Conference-Ebola in NYC

    10/23/2014 6:52:02 PM PDT · by Rome2000 · 143 replies
    Coumo and Warren Wilhelm Press Conference
  • CNN Makes a Mockery of the Worst Moment of Bristol Palin’s Life, She Responds

    10/23/2014 5:35:20 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 45 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    CNN’s Carol Costello thought that was hilarious. In what was perhaps the worst moment of Bristol’s life, the media treated her as a laughingstock. CNN obtained the audio from the unfortunate incident. In the clip, an exhausted and shaken Bristol describes how a stranger pushed her sister Willow, then assaulted her. To make matters worse, Bristol had her five-year-old son Tripp in the car and she was clearly concerned for his safety as well. It is this audio clip that Costella told her viewers to “sit back and enjoy:”
  • Oldest complete human genome sequenced

    10/23/2014 4:19:36 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 October 2014 | Sarah Griffiths
    Scientists have sequenced the oldest complete human genome. The DNA comes from an anatomically modern man who roamed Western Siberia 45,000 years ago. It provides experts with a more accurate timeline of when modern humans mated with their Neanderthal cousins as they moved from Africa into Europe, between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago. Scientists have sequenced the oldest complete human genome. The DNA comes from an anatomically modern man who roamed Western Siberia 45,000 years ago. His remains were fund near the settlement of Ust’-Ishim in western Siberia in 2008. The male lived around the time the populations of Europe...
  • Doctor who treated Ebola patients rushed to NYC hospital

    10/23/2014 12:05:53 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 177 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Jamie Schram
    Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned to New York City from Africa 10 days ago, was rushed in an ambulance with a police escort from his Harlem home to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, sources said. He was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms — a 103-degree fever and nausea, sources said. While he was in Africa, the doctor had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, sources said.
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit from man who says circumcision went wrong

    10/23/2014 8:53:09 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    CTV News ^ | 10/23/2014 | AP
    A judge in Alabama issued an order Wednesday throwing out the lawsuit filed by Johnny Lee Banks Jr. and his wife against a hospital and doctors he says injured him. . . . Banks says he awoke from what should have been a routine circumcision to realize his penis was gone. The hospital and doctors deny any wrongdoing.
  • Half-billion dollar MBTA contract awarded to firm owned by Chinese gov(Mass...the RED line!)

    A Chinese government-owned rail company was awarded a $566.6 million Massachusetts state contract on Wednesday to build subway trains for the "T," the nation's oldest subway system, despite concerns from local activists about China's human rights record as well as complaints from competitors that the company's winning bid was unrealistically low. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's board of directors voted unanimously to approve a contract with CNR MA Corporation to build 284 new subway cars. The new cars are needed to replace the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's 32-year-old Orange Line trains and the 44-year-old Red Line cars that serve the...
  • Why Are Guards At Tomb Of Unknown Soldier Carrying Unloaded Weapons? (Vanity)

    10/22/2014 6:19:41 PM PDT · by njslim · 63 replies
    In light of recent attacks in Canada on soldiers, why are the Guards at Tomb of Unknown Soldier still carrying unloaded weapons.
  • The surprising comeback of train travel

    10/22/2014 4:25:31 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 89 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | October 189, 2014 | Jareen Imam
    It's been 21 years, and John Moore still eagerly leans against his passenger window to watch the landscape pass by as the train he commutes on every day roars over the Moodna Viaduct in Cornwall, New York. The green hills and vibrant leaves just below the elevated track make the trestle one of the prettiest scenes on the 57-year-old's trip. For more than two decades, the senior business analyst has been traveling about 67 miles for work from his home in Cornwall to lower Manhattan. His total commute time is 2½ hours each way.
  • Woman goes to the hospital for stomach pains... and hours later gives birth

    10/22/2014 11:11:50 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 39 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 22, 2014 | Aexandra Klausner
    An Iowa woman went to the hospital for stomach pains and hours later gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Misty Beaty and Scott Steele from Cedar Rapids had absolutely no idea that Misty was pregnant until the moment she gave birth to Briggs Beaty on Monday morning. It was especially a surprise for Scott who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer five years ago and was told he was sterile.