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  • 1959 Roseburg Blast

    10/04/2015 4:10:22 AM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    In the early morning hours of August 7, 1959 a fire at Gerretsen Building Supply Company ignited a truck parked on the adjacent street. The truck was carrying a two ton load of dynamite and four and one-half tons of ammonium nitrate. The subsequent blast leveled eight city blocks. The explosion created a crater fifty-two feet in diameter and twelve feet deep. Three hundred businesses within a thirty block radius were damaged by the blast. Of those, seventy-two were declared structurally unsafe resulting in major repairs and renovation. Twelve buildings beyond the eight block perimeter were condemned. The face of...
  • Strangers pay it forward to WWII vet as a 'Thank You' (free Subway sandwich everyday for vet)

    10/03/2015 6:59:59 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 15 replies
    WAFF (Alabama) ^ | 9/30/2015 | Marie Waxel
    MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (WAFF) - A simple act of kindness has sparked a chain reaction for a North Alabama World War II veteran. Strangers are buying the veteran lunch, as a way to say thank you. Like clockwork, 93-year-old Mr. Gilbert goes to Subway for lunch, usually alone, but Wednesday his son is visiting from out of state. Everyday it's the same turkey sandwich and conversation with those around him. Sharing his contagious smile and a courageous past. "I turned 20-years-old, 60 days later I'm in the Army and I went to the South Pacific,” said Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert as...
  • Patrick Kennedy reveals family’s struggles with alcohol in new book

    10/03/2015 5:32:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 47 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/3/15 | Christopher Rowland and Matt Viser
    Kennedy, in a book scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family and some of its well-publicized struggles with alcoholism and mental health issues — and what he describes as a blanket of secrecy that papered over their problems...The book, which Kennedy will discuss on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, is bound to rile other members of the famous family. “I know how some of them are going to react,” Kennedy says in a brief excerpt from the show released by CBS. “They’re angry.” He describes a drunken sailing trip in 2000 that turned out...
  • Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

    10/02/2015 7:27:51 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10-02-2015 | MARK THIESSEN
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anchorage. The cub, estimated to be about a year and a half old, and an older bear thought to be its mother had been at the camp site for days stealing food, authorities said.
  • The Church and the Tribulation

    10/02/2015 11:35:16 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 2 Oct 15 | Don McGee
    A lot of anxiety has been stirred up recently over the teaching that the Church will go through some, if not all of the time known as the Great Tribulation. Jesus referred to this special time in Matthew 24:21, and it has been the springboard for books and movies that portray some very terrifying things to come. Some Christians, thinking that the Church will go through it, are worried and are doing their best to make plans to survive the seven years.They are stockpiling food, water, precious metals, guns and ammunition, etc., in the hope of making it alive until...
  • Think You Can Live Fossil Fuel Free? Take the Challenge [September 28th - October 2nd]

    10/02/2015 11:32:44 AM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    Eliminate fossil fuels! We hear it all the time. Sounds easy, right? Then pledge to live fossil fuel free for a week and see what it's really like. The nationwide Fossil Fuel Free Week is set for September 28th - October 2nd. Are you willing to take the challenge? What's That You Say? It's not that easy - fossil fuels are everywhere! Here are common items to avoid if you really want to take the Challenge. Check back daily to see more. Day 1 “I'll just ride my bike instead of driving.” Great! But you're riding on rubber tires and...
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Movie The Walk Is Literally Making People Throw Up

    10/02/2015 10:49:10 AM PDT · by xp38 · 30 replies
    E ^ | Oct 1 2015 | Madelyn Abry
    We have heard of putting the audience in the middle of the action but this is taking it a little far. The Walk is based on the infamous story of tightrope walker Philippe Petit, who walked across a wire connected to the Twin Towers in 1974. The movie was shot in 3D, making the already terrifying heights actually come to life. So much so that audiences are literally vomiting at the sight of it. The Walk held press screening this week and the reception was queasy. But at least it wasn't because the movie was terrible (that's left for films...
  • The Ideal GOP Ticket? What Some Canadians Think

    10/01/2015 7:55:17 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 56 replies
    Poletical ^ | October 1st, 2015 | Contributors
    Donald Trump's number one qualification is that he is not a politician. He reminds us everyday and it's true. People may not like what he has to say or how he says it, but America needs Donald Trump. He and Ted Cruz have a similar plan to simplify the tax code, secure the border and make America an economic engine of the world. The two can unite the Tea Party movement and Trump alone can appeal to Democrat voters to beat Hillary Clinton. Recent polls have shown Trump appealing to voters of all stripes. Trump also has a tough foreign...
  • Serious Global Cooling Discovered (Dang Science Ruining the Narrative Anyway)

    10/01/2015 7:52:25 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 9 replies
    AM TV ^ | October 1, 2015 | amtv
    Serious Global Cooling Discovered as Paris Climate Deal Looms 10/01/2015 Share As world leaders get ready to head to Paris for the latest pact on cutting CO2 emissions, it has emerged that there isn’t as much urgency about the matter as had been thought. A team of top-level atmospheric chemistry boffins from France and Germany say they have identified a new process by which vast amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted into the atmosphere from the sea – a process which was unknown until now, meaning that existing climate models do not take account of it. The effect...
  • White House Using Screens To Stop Chinese Delegation From Witnessing Protests…

    10/01/2015 2:03:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 25, 2015
    What does one shallow dictator do when another delicate dictator visits a land of freedom? The @WhiteHouse puts up screens to block #Xi's view of protestors during visit. Bad move. Insult to American values.
  • The hidden inequality of who dies in car crashes

    10/01/2015 1:54:24 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/01/2015 | By Emily Badger and Christopher Ingraham
    Traffic fatalities in the United States have been plummeting for years, a major victory for regulation (strict drunken driving laws have helped) and auto innovation (we have safer cars). But that progress obscures a surprising type of inequality: The most disadvantaged are more likely — and have grown even more likely over time — to die in car crashes than people who are well-off. New research by Sam Harper, Thomas J. Charters and Erin C. Strumpf, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, finds that improvements in road safety since the 1990s haven't been evenly shared. The biggest declines in...
  • Man Pleads Guilty To Trying To Set Up Terror Camp In Oregon

    10/01/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 9 replies
    KGW.Com - Oregon ^ | March 30, 2015 | Tom Hays
    NEW YORK (AP) - A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan. Haroon Aswat admitted he traveled to Bly, Oregon, in 1999 at the direction of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, a double-amputee and radical cleric based in London. His orders were to help train recruits "who wanted to participate in jihad on behalf of a terrorist organization," he said in a barely audible voice at the sentencing in federal court in Manhattan. Before pleading guilty...
  • couple finds snapping turtle impaled with a screwdriver

    10/01/2015 11:43:23 AM PDT · by pabianice · 81 replies
    pjstar ^ | 9/29/15 | Luciano
    CHILLICOTHE — You know the tale about the tortoise and the hare? In beating the odds, that’s nothing compared to a plucky snapping turtle in Chillicothe. The critter was brutally stabbed through its shell and body, then survived for days — teeming with blood and maggots — before lumbering into a Chillicothe neighborhood Saturday. There, Paul and Diane Tuttle spotted the turtle a yellow screwdriver sticking out of its green shell, yet persistently plodding upon the pavement. Who would do such a cruel thing to an animal? Paul Tuttle, an 18-year Peoria police officer, says the stabbing was no accident...
  • Major Hikes Expected As State Releases 2016 Insurance Rates

    10/01/2015 8:21:44 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 9 replies
    CBS MN ^ | 10/1/2015 | Staff
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State officials and thousands of Minnesota residents are bracing for big increases to health insurance rates next year. The state was expected on Thursday to release rate increases for companies selling insurance to hundreds of thousands of residents in the individual market in 2016. That includes polices sold on MNsure. Most companies have proposed increases of more than 20 percent. Blue Cross Blue Shield, the largest insurer in the individual market, has asked for a hike of more than 50 percent.
  • Russian Scientist ... stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

    09/30/2015 7:45:11 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 34 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 30 September 2015 | Helena Horton
    If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it? Russian scientist Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, is looking for the key to eternal youth. He has therefore become a human guinea pig for some bacteria that could perhaps hold the key to longevity. The bacteria,named Bacillus F, is amazing because it has remained alive in the permafrost for millions of years. Scientists have tested it on mice and human blood cells, but this wasn't...
  • Hurricane Joaquin to Hammer US East Coast With Flooding, Strong Winds

    09/30/2015 6:31:11 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 70 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Alex Sosnowski
    While there are still scenarios that would take Hurricane Joaquin out to sea, the possibility of the hurricane reaching the Eastern United States coast is gaining merit. Hurricane Joaquin is rapidly intensifying.
  • Fight for Food in Venezuela - Food Shortage in Venezuela [five minute video at a supermarket]

    09/29/2015 11:40:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 31, 2014
  • Inauguration of Ronald Reagan 1981 (full coverage)

    09/29/2015 1:22:04 PM PDT · by NRx · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 01-20-1981 | CBS News
    Full television coverage of the inauguration of Ronald Reagan from January 20th 1981. About eight hours in length.
  • Georgia Parents Outraged After School Teaches 6th Graders Tenets of Islam (Video)

    09/29/2015 6:32:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    Georgia parents are outraged after their middle school teaches children about the tenets of Islam. The school is teaching Islam to 6th graders. Many Walton County parents are outraged that their middle school students are learning the tenets of Islam as part of their Social Studies class. Parent Ryan Breece objected to the assignment his 6th Grade daughter brought home from Youth Middle School. “My daughter learning the Islamic faith kinda contradicts my faith in general. I would prefer to receive that info in advance so I can decide if that goes against my faith,” parent Ryan Breece said. Breece...
  • Giant Geyser Erupts After Over Five Years

    09/29/2015 3:04:50 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 31 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Sean Reichard
    Some surprising news out of Yellowstone National Park: Giant Geyser, one of its most powerful, erupted early this morning (Monday) around 5:03 a.m. MST. This is all the more amazing because Giant, reportedly the second tallest active geyser in the world behind Steamboat Geyser, has a remarkably spotty eruption record. Indeed, it has several different eruptions, according to the Geyser Observation and Study Association. Unlike Steamboat, however, Giant Geyser has been known to veer into periods of remarkable activity for much longer periods. For large swaths of 1997 and 1998, Giant Geyser erupted every three to four days, with some...
  • Why some scientists are worried about a surprisingly cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic

    09/28/2015 6:22:55 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 24 Sept 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    It is, for our home planet, an extremely warm year. Indeed, last week we learned from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that the first eight months of 2015 were the hottest such stretch yet recorded for the globe’s surface land and oceans, based on temperature records going back to 1880. It’s just the latest evidence that we are, indeed, on course for a record-breaking warm year in 2015. Yet, if you look closely, there’s one part of the planet that is bucking the trend. In the North Atlantic Ocean south of Greenland and Iceland, the ocean surface has seen...
  • George Zimmerman goes on depraved Twitter rant after retweeting picture of Trayvon Martin's corpse

    09/28/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/28/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    George Zimmerman's Twitter trolling has reached a new low. Days after retweeting an image of Trayvon Martin's corpse, Zimmerman went on a depraved Twitter tirade Monday afternoon, spewing racist rants and boasting about "mocking all you trolls." The man who shot and killed Martin three years ago also gave out an apparent stranger's phone number, referring "all media inquiries" to the unsuspecting man.
  • Academia’s Binderful of Women

    09/28/2015 11:49:54 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 28, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the last presidential election, the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, received much derision when he announced in a debate that as governor of Massachusetts, his team assembled “a binderful of women” as the top applicants for state jobs. (The barbs weren’t all from those who prize the politically correct either. Two memorable photo-shop takeoffs took dead aim at the Clintons. One featured the former first lady on the phone saying, “No I don’t have the binderful of women.” Another featured former President Clinton himself giving his infamous smirk at the camera with the “quote” “Where is that binderful of women?”)...
  • The king demanded vengeance and ‘Zarqawi’s woman’ was sent to the gallows

    09/27/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-26-2015 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — Just after nightfall Feb. 3, a warrant arrived at the city’s main women’s prison for the execution of Sajida al-Rishawi. The instructions had come from King Abdullah II himself, then in Washington on a state visit, and were transmitted from his private plane to the royal court in Jordan’s capital. A clerk relayed the message to the Interior Ministry and then to the prisons department, where it caused a stir. State executions are complicated affairs requiring many steps, yet the king’s wishes were explicit: The woman would face the gallows before the sun rose the next day.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    09/27/2015 10:46:35 AM PDT · by Faith · 15 replies
    September 27, 2015 | Faith
    But rise, and stand upon your feet; for I have appeared unto you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of these things which you have seen and those things in which I will appear unto you . . . Acts 26: 16
  • "I'm going to kill you':Sisters reveal how man snuck into home, stabbed one & vowed to kill other

    09/27/2015 10:38:22 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 9 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/27/2015 | Christopher Brennan
    Bre Lasley, 28, was terrified when 48-year-old Robert Berger came into her room on Wednesday just before midnight. 'He whispered and said I'm going to kill you,' she told Fox 13. Berger later kicked Lasley's sister Kayli, 22, down the stairs when she rushed in to help, setting off a scuffle where the knife-wielding assailant stabbed the older sibling in the leg and stomach.
  • Saudis Bulldoze Dead Hajj Pilgrims Like Garbage

    09/27/2015 8:06:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday 769 Muslims were killed in a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Saudi officials blamed pilgrims for not following the rules for the deadly stampede. Others blamed the convoy of the son of the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the tragedy. About two million Muslims from 180 countries arrived in Saudi Arabia this year for the annual pilgrimage. The Saudis bulldozed the bodies after the deadly stampede.
  • Why a totally eclipsed moon looks red

    09/27/2015 6:24:09 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 20 replies
    EarthSky ^ | 25 September 2015 | EarthSky
    If Earth didn’t have an atmosphere, then, when the moon was entirely eclipsed within Earth’s shadow, the moon would would appear dark … During a lunar eclipse, you’ll see the Earth’s shadow creeping across the moon’s face. The shadow will appear dark, like a bite taken out of a cookie, until the shadow completely covers the moon. Then, during the breathtaking time of totality, the shadow on the moon’s face often suddenly changes. Instead of dark, it appears red. Why? The reason stems from the air we breathe. During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth lies directly between the sun...
  • Video of Random Attack on 83 Year-Old Man in a Parking Lot

    09/27/2015 3:25:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 09/26/15
    Video of Random Attack on 83 Year-Old Man in a Parking Lot. Police have released graphic surveillance video that shows an 83-year-old man being punched in the face and kicked by an assailant in a Santa Ana parking lot. Investigators are asking for help in identifying the male attacker. "Share" this to spread the word. In accordance with his morning routine, he was on his way to buy coffee and a newspaper, police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. Footage released by authorities shows Nguyen walking unassumingly when he is suddenly approached by another man, who punches him in the face. In...
  • Professors Confess: Trump as Likely as Jeb! to Win in 2016

    09/27/2015 3:04:39 AM PDT · by BobL · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Sep 2015 | Neil Munro
    Donald Trump has a better shot at the presidency than Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and is just as likely to win the 2016 election as Jeb Bush, say two embarrassed political scientists. --snip-- Because they concluded that Donald Trump “has a 54 percent chance of being elected president if he is the GOP nominee… [and] he is as electable as [Jeb] Bush and [John] Kasich and more electable than [Carly] Fiorina and [Marco] Rubio.” --snip-- What’s powering this support? It is almost surely Trump’s ability to win GOP and Democratic votes in the blue-collar suburbs by his championing Americans and...
  • Temple Mount Project Finds Rare Seal from King David Era [Psalm 85]

    09/26/2015 4:43:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/25/2015 | Ben Ariel
    A rare 3,000 year-old seal dating to the period of kings David and Solomon of the 10th century BCE was recently discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem. According to Dr. Gabriel Barkay, co-founder and director of the Temple Mount Sifting Project, the seal is the first of its kind to be found in the Israeli capital. “The dating of the seal corresponds to the historical period of the Jebusites and the conquest of Jerusalem by King David, as well as the construction of the Temple and the royal official compound by his son, King Solomon… What makes...
  • Russia has filed a lawsuit against Apple for gay emoticons

    09/25/2015 10:16:20 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    AppleApple ^ | June 11, 2015 | na
    Moscow lawyer Vsevolod Sazonov calls to ban the sale of the iPhone and is going to get a million rubles as compensation for moral damage. In Savelovsky court of Moscow received the lawsuit capital of the lawyer Vsevolod Sazonov to the American company Apple, reports Lifenews. The grievance of the plaintiff caused the smileys in the new operating system iOS 8.3, some of which contain LGBT symbols. As explained by Slowed Sazonov, he bought her six-year-old son an iPhone 6. After some time the boy asked the father what is the meaning of some emoticons in your phone. Seeing the...

    09/24/2015 9:40:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/23/15 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Actor an environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged to divest from his fossil fuel holdings and increase his investment in renewable energy companies, an environmental group announced Tuesday. DiCaprio attended a meeting of the Divest-Invest Coalition in New York City Tuesday, where he pledged to end his personal and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s investments in the fossil fuel sector. “Climate change is severely impacting the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants, and we must transition to a clean energy economy that does not rely on fossil fuels, the main driver of this global problem.” the Departed actor...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 25 September 2015

    09/24/2015 5:58:06 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 75 replies
    September 24, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and...
  • Ivanka Trump and Her Kids Adorably Announce Her Third Pregnancy

    09/24/2015 5:03:17 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 59 replies
    YAhoo ^ | 9/24/15 | Suzy Byrne
    Ivanka Trump is expecting her third baby — and enlisted the help of kids one and two to break the news.
  • The Real History of the Crusades

    09/24/2015 8:52:08 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    catholic education dot org ^ | 2002 | Madden (no, not football Madden)
    The Real History of the Crusades THOMAS F. MADDEN The crusades are quite possibly the most misunderstood event in European history. Most of what passes for public knowledge about it is either misleading or just plain wrong crusades16.jpg Misconceptions about the Crusades are all too common. The Crusades are generally portrayed as a series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics. They are supposed to have been the epitome of self-righteousness and intolerance, a black stain on the history of the Catholic Church in particular and Western civilization in general. A breed of...
  • 3 years ago, the Marxists mocked Pope Benedict

    09/24/2015 8:25:09 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 4 replies
    9/24/15 | Vanity
  • Rock Fall Closes SR-9 in Zion National Park

    09/24/2015 7:35:06 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 60 replies
    KSL ^ | September 23, 2015 | Faith Heaton Jolley
    ZION NATIONAL PARK — A major rock fall closed state Route 9 in Zion National Park early Wednesday morning and is expected to remain closed into the weekend. The large rocks fell on the highway about 4:30 a.m. about 200 feet from the Pine Creek Bridge on a switchback near the Mount Carmel Tunnel, according to park officials. The largest boulder is around 19 feet high, 20 feet long and 15 feet wide and officials said it weighs around 200 tons. The second boulder measured at approximately 10 feet high, 10 feet long and 15 feet wide, weighing about 100...
  • Mecca stampede: At least 717 killed and hundreds injured in crush during hajj

    09/24/2015 7:31:38 AM PDT · by grundle · 84 replies
    Telegraph UK/Reuters ^ | September 24, 2014
    At least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a stampede outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, the worst disaster to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage in 25 years. At least 805 others were injured in the crush at Mina, a few miles east of Mecca, caused by two large groups of pilgrims arriving together at a crossroads on their way to performing the "stoning the devil" ritual at Jamarat, Saudi civil defence said. Thursday's disaster was the worst to befall the pilgrimage since July 1990, when 1,426 pilgrims were crushed to death in a tunnel...
  • Brooklyn — the Capital of Liberal Hypocrisy [white liberals don't want their own kids...]

    09/24/2015 7:16:47 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    National Reivew ^ | September 24, 2014 | Reihan Salam
    Progressive parents fight integration in their children’s public schools. I live in a small slice of Brooklyn wedged between Brooklyn Heights, one of New York’s most prosperous neighborhoods, Dumbo, a relatively new neighborhood that is essentially a forest of condominiums catering to financiers, techies, and “creative professionals,” and Farragut Houses, a sprawling public-housing complex that borders the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Though you won’t find gated communities in this part of Brooklyn, you will find buildings with doormen, which is of course a quite similar phenomenon. The retail establishments catering to affluent professionals don’t formally exclude poor residents, but their high...
  • Soldier’s death an accident, Lexington County (SC) officials say

    09/24/2015 5:52:56 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    The State ^ | September 23, 2015 | Tim Flach
    A soldier’s death while target shooting with friends last weekend was accidental, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said Wednesday. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Heintz died when a .50-caliber pistol he was using recoiled and fired into him, Fisher said. There were no signs alcoholic beverages or narcotics were involved, she said. The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 1500 block of Willis Street about four miles south of Batesburg-Leesville, according to an incident report from deputies. Heintz, 44, was there with his brother, Russell, and other friends, according to a website created in his...
  • The Audacity of Trump

    09/23/2015 9:16:20 AM PDT · by CSM · 18 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 14, 2014 | Blake Seitz
    Much has been written about the similarities between populist demagogue Donald Trump and populist demagogue Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). Now, a Free Beacon SuperCut reveals striking similarities between Trump and fellow progressive Barack Obama. Before it became politically expedient for Trump to become pro-life, he held pro-choice views identical to those of Obama. Their support for late-term and partial-birth abortion (where the baby is partially delivered in the breech position, then killed by piercing the skull and suctioning out the brains) put them well outside the mainstream of American public opinion. But the similarities don’t end there. As this...
  • Parents Indicted in Death of Their 11-Month-Old Son Who Died After Ingesting Heroin

    09/23/2015 8:25:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies ^ | September 22, 2015
    The parents of a baby boy who died after ingesting heroin were indicted in the child’s death, officials said. A grand jury in Columbus, Ohio indicted Denise Dickinson, 32, and Kyle Black, 29, in the death of their 11-month-old son, Dominic Dickinson, who was found dead in their Columbus home in May, Franklin County prosecutor Ron O’Brien told INSIDE EDITION. Authorities initially believed Dominic may have died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) as he was discovered in a playpen surrounded by blankets by paramedics responding to a call of a child not breathing, the Columbus Dispatch reported. But the...
  • So Sad, So Dumb. Selfies Kill More People Than Sharks

    09/23/2015 8:21:31 AM PDT · by grundle · 39 replies ^ | September 22, 2015 | Billie Cohen
    The selfie nabs one more victim. A Japanese tourist has died after attempting to take a self-portrait at the Taj Mahal’s Royal Gate. The 66-year-old man fell down the stairs and suffered head injuries, losing consciousness and leading to his death. One of his friends also fractured a leg in the fall. It’s a sad story, and what’s even sadder is that it’s not the only one. As if you needed additional proof that people need to be much more aware of their surroundings and much less focused on themselves: In May of this year, a 21-year-old accidentally shot herself...
  • Never-Seen Photos Of Boeing's 1960s Stealth Jet Concept That Predicted The Future

    09/23/2015 4:21:18 AM PDT · by taildragger · 54 replies
    FoxTrot Alpha ^ | 9/22/15 | Tyler Rogoway
    For years, all the aviation world knew about Boeing’s secret stealth project from the 1960s was limited to a name and a single mysterious photo. It seemed like a relic out of time, possessing many stealthy design features that wouldn’t exist until decades later, and even then, only in highly classified black projects.
  • Guy selling Volkswagen fears ‘he may be stuck with it’

    09/22/2015 2:20:54 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 76 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 09/22/15 | Tonya Garcia
    “The way it is now they get more horsepower and better performance in the hidden illegal mode, why bring your car in for an upgrade that will deteriorate performance and cause components to maybe wear out faster and get lower miles per gallon?,” asks durhamgti. “VW will have to wave a big carrot in front of their customers to get them to comply.” One person wants to know how he can turn a buck in the market based on the news. “Should I buy VW’s stock since it took a dive or should I buy stock in another promising diesel...
  • Up-or-out uproar: Aviators upset by low promotion rates

    09/22/2015 11:10:09 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Navy Times | 9/14/15 | Myers
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  • Monkey should own copyright on selfies, PETA argues

    09/22/2015 9:05:36 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 38 replies
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | 22 September 2015 | David Crary
    A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit filed Tuesday. The suit was filed in federal court in San Francisco by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It seeks a court order allowing PETA to administer all proceeds from the photos for the benefit of the monkey, which it identified as 6-year-old Naruto, and other crested macaques living in a reserve on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The photos were taken during a 2011...
  • Geraldo explodes on Fox co-host Eric Bolling

    09/22/2015 7:02:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies ^ | 9/22/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Geraldo Rivera unleashed on "The Five" co-host Eric Bolling during a fiery Fox News segment about the realities of the Iran nuclear deal, ultimately shouting at the newsman: "You said that to make me look stupid!" The discussion centered on the believability of Iran President Hassan Rouhani's insistence that the widespread Islamic call for "death to America" isn't really directed at the people of the United States, and how that call plays into the nuclear deal with Tehran.
  • South African police discover 21 pieces of female genitalia in Danish man's FREEZER

    09/22/2015 6:40:07 AM PDT · by null and void · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 September 2015 | Corey Charlton
    A Danish man living in South Africa has been arrested after police claim to have found 21 pieces of female genitalia stashed inside his freezer. His arrest came after his wife, from Lesotho, told police he drugged her and cut off her genitalia while incapacitated. Named by Danish newspaper BT as 63-year-old Peter Frederiksen, it was revealed he had openly discussed practising female genital mutilation with a journalist in the past. Hangwani Mulaudzi, a South African police spokesman, told the paper: 'We have found 21 genitals from 21 women. 'The man's wife is one of the women. We are now...