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  • Astroquizzical: What happens when Betelgeuse explodes?

    02/25/2015 6:57:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Starts with a Bang! ^ | February 24, 2015 | Jillian Scudder
    Question: If Betelgeuse explodes right now, could we see it with naked eye? It is over 400 light years away, so you might think that people would see it long after it actually happens? Betelgeuse is already one of the brightest stars in the night sky, sitting somewhere around the 8th or 9th brightest star in the night sky. (These lists don’t include the Sun, which is somewhat obviously always the brightest object in the sky.) It sits in the constellation Orion, along with a number of other bright stars, and makes up the left hand shoulder of the warrior....
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 Season Super Bowl XLIX [Live Conference Championships Playoff Thread Week 22]

    01/21/2015 5:18:09 PM PST · by Bender2 · 205 replies
    Playoffs - Super Bowl SUN, FEB 1 New England at Seattle 6:30 PM NBC U of Phoenix Stadium
  • Superman comic: Auction nets record-smashing $3.2 mil for Superman intro comic

    08/25/2014 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Justice · 13 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 25, 2014 | Linsey Bald
    A Superman comic, sold for a dime back in June of 1938, fetched a record-breaking auction amount over the weekend - $3.2 million. The eBay auction put up for bids a rare and near mint copy of Action Comics #1, featuring the notable first appearance of the Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster creation: Superman.
  • NFL ditching Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50

    06/04/2014 11:54:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 4, 2014 | John Breech
    If you don't know your Roman numerals, the Super Bowl can be a confusing time. However, no one will be confused when Super Bowl L kicks off after the 2015 season because for one year only, the NFL will be making the switch from Roman numerals to standard numbers. That's right: Super Bowl L will be Super Bowl 50. The first-regular numbered Super Bowl will air on Feb. 7, 2016 on CBS.
  • Poll: Should Sheriff Joe Let Tent City Inmates Watch the Super Bowl?

    01/29/2014 6:08:25 PM PST · by montag813 · 69 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-29-2014 | TRN
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is world famous as "America's Toughest Sheriff". Inmates weak pink underwear, eat bologna sandwiches that cost only 40 cents per meal (and for which Joe charges them!) . In Summer inmates bake in Tent City, which recently celebrated its 20th year. When Sheriff Joe put up flags in prisoner's cells, he warned if any are defaced that inmate would get only bread and water for a full week -- and 38 inmates have been punished so far. But Joe also has a heart of gold. He spends a huge amount of time helping animals,  giving indoor space to...
  • Super Bowl 48 LIVE Thread

    01/28/2014 2:00:40 PM PST · by Bender2 · 1,348 replies
  • Lawmakers: NFL Has Completely Ignored N.J. During Super Bowl Ramp-Up

    01/28/2014 6:08:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    CBSNewYork ^ | January 27, 2014 | Staff
    With the Super Bowl XLVIII just days away, you’d never know it from the New Jersey side of this two-part equation. Some lawmakers say the NFL hasn’t endorsed any of its events, leaving New Jersey out of the spotlight and in the cold, CBS 2’s Emily Smith reported Monday. While the big game is being held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., some Jersey leaders said they are worried that the league hasn’t gotten the memo that this is not New York City’s Super Bowl. “It’s just not a feeling of … it’s almost like not wanting to be...
  • NFL Super Bowl 48 Slap Down LIVE Thread

    01/20/2014 11:07:43 AM PST · by Bender2 · 45 replies
  • CBS to interview Obama during Super Bowl pregame show

    02/03/2013 11:21:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/3/13 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama will give a live interview to CBS before it airs the Super Bowl on Sunday. At 4:30 pm, Obama will field questions from CBS´s Scott Pelley, continuing a long-standing tradition of providing interviews to the network airing the NFL championship, usually the most-watched television event of the year. Last year, Obama spoke with Matt Lauer before NBC broadcast the big game. Pelley told The New Orleans Times-Picayune that he will talk pigskin with the president, but also has a range of "serious questions" to tackle.
  • Super Tuesday By The Numbers

    03/07/2012 3:47:21 PM PST · by gogogodzilla · 9 replies
    RedState ^ | 07 March 2012 | Dan McLaughlin
    The voting is over, and so for the most part is the counting. The delegate math, I leave to others; let’s take a look at how the popular vote has shaped up over the course of this primary season and what conclusions we can draw. First, the overall popular vote before Super Tuesday, on Super Tuesday, and to date.* In addition to listing the candidates’ individual vote totals, I’ve classified them in three groups: the five conservative candidates (Santorum, Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann and Cain), the two moderate candidates (Romney and Hunstman) and the libertarian (Paul). While there will undoubtedly be...
  • ‘Good luck tonight,’ Obama says to Romney on Super Tuesday

    03/06/2012 4:29:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/06/12 | Jonathan Easley
    ‘Good luck tonight,’ Obama says to Romney on Super TuesdayBy Jonathan Easley - 03/06/12 02:00 PM ET President Obama offered his likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney a caustic “good luck” for Super Tuesday. Asked at a news conference if he’d like to respond to Romney’s comments calling Obama the “most feckless president since Carter,” Obama said: “Good luck tonight.” After the quip got laughs from the press gallery, Obama smiled and said, “No, really. Really.” Ten states will head to the polls for the March 6 Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses, and Romney is expected to win a plurality of...
  • Super Tuesday Thread (First Polls Closing at 7 p.m. Eastern Time)

    03/06/2012 3:54:46 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 1,307 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times map link ^ | 6 March 2012 | We the Freepers
    Here's tonight's schedule. Results will update at the link: Alaska: Caucuses begin at 8 PM ET Georgia: Polls close at 7 PM ET Idaho: Caucuses begin at 9 PM ET Massachusetts: Polls close at 8 PM ET North Dakota: Caucuses begin at 6:30 PM ET Ohio: Polls close at 7:30 PM ET Oklahoma: Polls close at 8 PM ET Tennessee: Polls close at 8 PM ET Vermont: Polls close at 7 PM ET Virginia: Polls close at 7 PM ET Wyoming: Caucuses begin at 7 PM ET
  • Newt Seeking 'Super' Southern Comfort

    March 1, 2012 Newt seeking 'Super' southern comfort Gingrich confident in strong showing on Super Tuesday
  • Occupy Organizers Call on Super PAC to Change Name or Disassemble (freeloaders with loot)

    02/18/2012 5:41:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/16/12 | John Hudson
    Occupy Organizers Call on Super PAC to Change Name or DisassembleBy John Hudson | The Atlantic Wire – 16 hrs ago The formation of an Occupy Wall Street super PAC by an activist in Decatur, Alabama is sparking a backlash from the movement's organizers in Washington, D.C. and New York City. This week activist John Paul Thornton opted to fight fire with fire, filing paperwork with the FEC to establish The Occupy Wall Street Political Action Committee, allowing it to raise unlimited corporate funds for federal candidates pledging to get money out of politics. The irony was not lost on...
  • Gingrich: Goal is to get to Super Tuesday

    02/05/2012 3:48:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/05/12 | Erik Wasson
    Gingrich: Goal is to get to Super TuesdayBy Erik Wasson - 02/05/12 11:05 AM ET GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Sunday that following his loss in the Nevada caucuses to Mitt Romney this weekend, his campaign is betting on the March 6 Super Tuesday primaries. “Our goal is to get to Super Tuesday where we are in much more favorable territory,” Gingrich said on NBC's Meet the Press. He said prospects look good in Georgia and Tennessee on that day as well as for Alabama on March 13 and Texas on April 3. “By the time Texas is over,...
  • Here is a free link to watch the Super Bowl online (First Time)

    02/05/2012 3:21:34 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 85 replies · 1+ views
    NBC ^ | 2/5/2012
  • Super Secrecy of Debt 'Super Committee' Rubs Some Lawmakers the Wrong Way

    10/22/2011 6:33:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/11
    Super Secrecy of Debt 'Super Committee' Rubs Some Lawmakers the Wrong Published October 21, 2011 Hiding behind closed doors may be an attempt to actually get something done, but the secrecy of the so-called congressional “super committee” tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions over the next 10 years is drawing scorn from fellow lawmakers who want the process to be more open. Sen. Dean Heller unveiled a bill last month to open up the talks, though it's unlikely to get action in the next five weeks the panel has left to come up with a plan. Sen....
  • Deficit super panel is not yet at square one

    10/12/2011 10:24:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Deficit super panel is not yet at square oneBy Alexander Bolton - 10/12/11 05:20 AM ET The congressional supercommittee, tasked with reducing trillions of dollars from the nation’s record debt, can’t agree on how to count. Negotiations within the 12-member panel have been slowed down by an intense debate over the basic question of how to count the savings from any potential deficit-reduction deal. With only weeks left before the bipartisan panel hits the congressionally mandated deadline for reporting its recommendations, lawmakers have yet to resolve the thorny question of what kind of baseline to use to score a deal,...
  • New Civil War erupts, led by super rich, GOP

    03/22/2011 9:56:36 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 20 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | March 22, 2011 | Paul B. Farrell
    Not just the 16 new GOP governors in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and across America fighting for new powers. Others include: Chamber of Commerce billionaires, Koch brothers, Forbes 400, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform — which now has 97% of House Republicans and 85% of the GOP Senators signed on his “no new taxes” pledge — the Tea Party and Reaganomics ideologues.
  • Fox Rejects “John 3:16” Super Bowl Ad

    02/04/2011 9:39:23 AM PST · by MintyHippo1980 · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 02/03/11 | Dave Bohon
    s FOX Network puts the finishing touches on its advertisement lineup for the February 6th Super Bowl — arguably as popular a part of the evening as the game itself — one thing is certain: just about any thing will be permissible in the way of sex, sleaze, and crude humor. Apparently, however, one type of ad will not be permitted: those promoting positive values and faith in God. Following last year’s media furor over a Focus on the Family-sponsored pro-life spot during the Super Bowl featuring Christian football phenomenon Tim Tebow (left) and his mother, FOX has put the...
  • Super Capacitor Could Power Phone, Laptop for Days

    09/01/2010 1:34:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies · 2+ views
    Discovery ^ | 8/31/10 | Eric Bland
    If optimized, this new technology could fully charge consumer electronic devices almost instantaneously.Drawing on the layered design of tear-inducing onions, scientists have created a new super capacitor that is powerful enough -- and cheap enough -- to replace the larger, heavier capacitors used in consumer electronics such as computers and cells phones. If commercialized, the new super capacitor could be fully charged in a second and, coupled to a normal battery, provide enough energy to power a cell phone for weeks or a laptop battery for days. "If you open any computer, you will see a lot of these...
  • Largest Supercomputers to Simulate Life on Earth, Including Economies and Whole Societies

    06/06/2010 9:41:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies · 317+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5/28/2010 | ScienceDaily
    cientists are planning to use the largest supercomputers to simulate life on Earth, including the financial system, economies and whole societies. The project is called "Living Earth Simulator" and part of a huge EU research initiative named FuturIcT. Supercomputers are already being used to explore complex social and economic problems that science can understand in no other way. For example, ETH Zurich's professor for transport engineering Kay Axhausen is simulating the travel activities of all 7.5 Million inhabitants of Switzerland to forecast and mitigate traffic congestion. Other researchers at the ETH -- all working within its Competence Center for Coping...
  • Face of Defense: Female Super-Athlete Finds Inspiration in Army Life

    06/02/2010 6:12:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 814+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Jennifer Caprioli, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca
    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. , June 2, 2010 – Army Capt. Kelly Calway doesn't don a cape, fight crime on a daily basis or possess any sort of superhuman powers. Army Capt. Kelly Calway stretches before a track workout at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., May 28, 2010. Calway will enter the World Class Athlete Program for marathon running in August. U.S. Army photo by Jennifer Caprioli  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Yet, Calway, the Army’s 2008 Female Athlete of the Year, indeed is a super heroine. She is defending her country and raising a family, while preparing to join the World...
  • The NFL Violates Children

    02/10/2010 11:03:02 AM PST · by publius321 · 27 replies · 835+ views
    http://www.ThurstonHowell.Net ^ | February 10, 2010 | Thurston Howell
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 The NFL Violates Children I haven’t said much over the years as the NFL has been bowing at the alter of political correctness. In recent years they have become known as the “No Fun League” as they systematically altered the game with ridiculous rules such as those banning silly end zone dances many of us have come to love. I am not going to remain aloof regarding the glaring hypocrisy of the NFL. They claim to have made this ridiculous ban on end zone celebrations because it is supposedly a bad example for the children –...
  • The Super Bowl Saints, Katrina and CorruptionFeel-Good Stories Won’t Rebuild A City

    02/08/2010 6:49:01 AM PST · by grace522 · 61 replies · 1,347+ views
    7 Feb 10 | CHRIS FREIND
    Off the bat, let’s get a few things straight: 1) New Orleans is a one-of -a-kind city. It should be on everyone’s list to visit at least once. 2) The Saints played a great game, setting off a massive party in the nation’s greatest party city. 3) Despite the fact that the Colts will always be Baltimore to me, I rooted for Indianapolis in the Super Bowl. And not because I was a Manning fan, but due to the nauseating media coverage that if and when the Saints won the Big Game, that will somehow heal all wounds from Hurricane...
  • Who dat? Da green police?

    02/07/2010 8:18:47 PM PST · by conservativefunhouse · 27 replies · 992+ views
    The Conservative Funhouse ^ | 2/8/2010 | James Wright
    Not sure the point of this ad. All I can come up with is a weak attempt at humor. Here is an interesting comment I ripped from Youtube *I don’t think some of you get it. This is Audi saying, “Look, if you eco-hippies want everything to be environmentally-friendly, here you go. Clean Diesel. But we’re gonna make fun of you and we’re gonna continue to sell R8 V-10s forever.”
  • 12 Hacked Nerf Superweapons

    01/15/2010 10:57:12 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 14 replies · 1,838+ views ^ | 1/15/10 | Sean Fallon
    I'm a grown man and I love Nerf guns. I'm not alone either, which is why modders look to trick them out with new looks and new capabilities. Check out Oobject's list for 12 of the best Nerf mods. [Oobject]
  • Israel ‘Super Gas’ Field is World’s Largest in 18 Months

    08/26/2009 10:55:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,427+ views ^ | 8/26/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Tamar gas field, 50 miles off the Haifa coast, keeps getting bigger with every report, and the gas discovery now is estimated to be the world’s largest in 18 months. The Scotland-based Wood Mackenzie research and consulting firm assessed the value of the field at $8 billion, approximately double that of local analysts. The latest upside projection comes less than two weeks after another revised estimate that the reserves are 16 percent higher than previously thought. Changing gas prices could make the gas worth anywhere between $3.5-$17 billion in the future, and partners in the offshore project are preparing...
  • IMF poised to print billions of dollars in 'global quantitative easing' (Special Drawing Rights)

    03/17/2009 6:52:49 PM PDT · by rgr · 6 replies · 455+ views ^ | Edmund Conway
    IMF poised to print billions of dollars in 'global quantitative easing' The International Monetary Fund is poised to embark on what analysts have described as "global quantitative easing" by printing billions of dollars worth of a global "super-currency" in an unprecedented new effort to address the economic crisis. IMF poised to print billions of dollars in 'global quantitative easing' The International Monetary Fund is poised to embark on what analysts have described as "global quantitative easing" by printing billions of dollars worth of a global "super-currency" in an unprecedented new effort to address the economic crisis. By Edmund Conway Last...
  • 2009 Super Bowl Commercials

    02/03/2009 3:14:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 2 replies · 557+ views ^ | 2-1-09 | (none)
    In case you might have stepped away from the television during yesterday's Super Bowl -- here is a website that contains all the commercials. Enjoy! (Samples below -- more at the website at link.)   Bud Light Office Meeting Audi Transporter Pepsi Forever Young Doritos Snow Globe Bud Light Conan Columbia Year One Toyota Venza Bridgestone Mr. Potato Head Universal Fast & Furious Castrol Grease Monkeys Universal Land of the Lost Doritos Bus Shower Budweiser Fetch  
  • Super Bowl viewers TOO excited, get injured in their Barcaloungers

    01/27/2009 7:16:47 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 13 replies · 633+ views
    The Washington TImes ^ | 1/27/09 | Jennifer Harper
    ER doctors observe chokings, sprains, broken teeth, ravaged vocal cords. On the Super Bowl field? No, it's in the den, where Dad and Uncle Bob are going berserk for their teams.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers going to 7th Super Bowl with 23-14 win over Baltimore Ravens

    01/18/2009 7:24:47 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 207 replies · 4,171+ views
    ESPN ^ | the eagle has landed
    Steal Curtain CallJust when it seemed the Ravens had solved the Steelers' vaunted D, poof! Pittsburgh snagged another Super Bowl berth.
  • Can the Enemy Build a Super-Soldier? (troop-slander alert)

    06/17/2008 12:23:37 PM PDT · by steel_resolve · 13 replies · 142+ views
    time ^ | June 15, 2008 | MARK THOMPSON/WASHINGTON
    Just because the U.S. military now lacks what defense eggheads call a peer competitor — a country capable of beating us in a head-to-head confrontation — that doesn't mean it lacks for imagination in conjuring fearful foes. Sure, it was easier for John F. Kennedy to blow smoke about a non-existent "missile gap" with the Soviet Union, or for Ronald Reagan to convince us of the need for a "Star Wars" missile shield when Moscow was still our superpower rival (it may no longer be, but we're still spending $10 billion annually on missile defenses). Snip...The scientists also warn that...
  • Some superdelegates more super than rest

    04/04/2008 6:58:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 90+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/08 | Stephen Ohlemacher - ap
    WASHINGTON - Some of those presidential superdelegates Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are pursuing are more super than others. One delegate, one vote doesn't apply to them. These prominent Democrats can name additional superdelegates, giving them control over multiple convention votes, and that could be the difference in a race that may not be decided until the August convention. The clout of the nearly 800 superdelegates is unprecedented in this year's race because neither Obama nor Clinton can clinch the nomination with only the delegates won in state primaries and caucuses. Largely overlooked in the arcane process, though,...
  • Dem Delegate Math - 2025 won't get it done

    03/12/2008 1:24:57 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 43 replies · 1,320+ views
    RCP | March 12th, 2008 | The_Republican
    Based on RCP data if you crunch Dem Delegate Count, its clear they have more delegates than are needed by either one of them. Total Pledge Delegates Available - 2687 Total Super Delegates Available - 796 Total Delegates Available - 3483 So Far Pledge Delegate Counts are: Obama - 1403 Hillary - 1240 Going Forward Assuming MI and FL WILL be Do-Overs this is what they can and IMO will show up at the Convention: PA - 158 Delegates - 54% Win for Hillary (85-H - 73-O) Guam - 4 Delegates - 51% Win for Obama (2-H - 2-O)...
  • New Report: Super Bowl massacre averted at last minute

    02/07/2008 7:02:28 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 84 replies · 357+ views ^ | 2/8//08
    A distraught Tempe man was within sight of the Super Bowl on Sunday with an assault rifle, but a change of heart kept him from unloading 200 rounds of ammunition on the crowd, court records show. Kurt William Havelock, 35, turned himself in Sunday to Tempe police and the FBI at the urging of family and confessed his plan, which he hatched in retaliation for the Tempe City Council rejecting a liquor license application for a restaurant and bar he owns. According to court records, Havelock is charged with mailing threatening communications in the mailing of eight copies of a...
  • Video of the Day: "Mommy!! He's coming back!!" The "he" is a U.S. military jet ruler--meet Rhino.

    03/12/2007 3:56:53 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 19 replies · 1,502+ views
    A memorable and very beautiful U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet "Rhino" flight demo (Hillsboro, Oregon, August 2005) flown by Lt. Steve Walborn of VFA-122 "The Flying Eagles".
  • Video of the Day: USN F/A-18F Super Hornet demo that makes adults gasp, swoon, weep, or shout.

    12/03/2006 5:21:12 PM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 29 replies · 3,307+ views
    Salinas Air Show 2005 ^ | October 2005 | Tom Vance, Videographer
    It's a 3 minute and 46 second demonstration of the superb flying skills of the United States Navy's fighter pilots in the F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighter. Once again we see why the U.S. military pilots are the best in the world.
  • Photo Gallery of the Day: USN F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighter blows tires, but everybody's OK

    11/21/2006 1:28:49 PM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 46 replies · 6,178+ views
    ARC Air Discussion Forums ^ | November 12, 2006 | CRASCA
    ". . . After performing the usual impressive Demo, the Superhornet came in to land. Almost immediately upon touching down there was a loud "BANG" - he blew a tire. He got the jet slowed down and held it in the runway until the other tire gave way, then she broke loose. The back end came around, and you could see him fighting it and adjusting into it as much as possible, but things progressed and the plane spun around. He did almost a complete 360, then the tail end went off the runway and into the dirt. The stabs...
  • Never Fear! SUPER K ROVE is here! Political Genius Windows Wallpaper *1024x768*

    10/17/2006 8:48:43 AM PDT · by Registered · 77 replies · 2,619+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 10.17.06 | Registered
  • Are Log Cabin Republicans Zotted Here?

    08/02/2006 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Mister Belvedere · 210 replies · 3,999+ views
    If so, can I start a daily chat thread especially for us?
  • Marine Adviser Building Iraqi 'Super Company' in Hit Region

    06/04/2006 12:55:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 535+ views
    HIT, Iraq, June 4, 2006 – Bringing the Iraqi army to the lead in the country's beleaguered Anbar province is a tough assignment. But Marines assigned to the military transition team at Firm Base 4 here have taken it on. Vehicles return from a patrol in Hit, Iraq. Army troops work with Iraqi soldiers to maintain order in the Euphrates River city in Anbar province. Photo by Jim Garamone  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Along with soldiers of Battalion Task Force 1-36, they are working to train Iraqi soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 7th Division. Anbar...
  • San Francisco may be world's gayest city: report

    04/07/2006 5:21:20 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 105 replies · 5,046+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 7, 2006 | Adam Tanner
    New statistics suggest San Francisco has the highest percentage of gay men among major cities in the world, with a quarter of them HIV-positive, a top city health official said on Friday. "Despite an overall loss in the population in San Francisco in the last five years, we think there has been an absolute gain in gay men," William McFarland, head of HIV/AIDS statistics at San Francisco's Department of Public Health, said in an interview. "From all the data I have seen ... it's the gayest city in the world." McFarland has compiled the city's first survey in five years...
  • "Super-Earth" Discovered Orbiting Distant Star (Super Size It)

    03/14/2006 12:35:07 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 5 replies · 963+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 3/13/2006 | Stefan Lovgren
  • Troops Celebrate Super Bowl at FOB Orgun-E

    02/08/2006 5:06:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 542+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pintagro
    Task Force Fury and Task Force Catamount soldiers gathered to cheer on their teams or simply enjoy "a small slice of home." FORWARD OPERATING BASE ORGUN-E, Afghanistan, Feb. 8, 2006 — As the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks battled for American football supremacy in Detroit, around 60 of the U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika Province celebrated the United States’ biggest sports spectacle halfway around the world early Feb. 6. "Of course, you’d have your family and friends with you if you were watching the game in the states, but this is great too. I have no complaints at all."...
  • Rolling Stones Decry Super Bowl Censorship (Lyric malfunction? Keep Yer Ya-Ya's In!)

    02/07/2006 6:47:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 111 replies · 2,426+ views
    Petoskey News ^ | 2/07/06 | DAVID BAUDER
    Rolling Stones Decry Super Bowl Censorship By DAVID BAUDER Tuesday, February 7, 2006 8:50 PM EST NEW YORK - Nobody turns off the microphone on Mick Jagger without a fight. Censorship of their songs during the Super Bowl halftime show was "absolutely ridiculous and completely unnecessary," the Rolling Stones said through a spokeswoman on Tuesday. The NFL, which produced the show seen on ABC Sunday night, silenced Jagger's microphone during sexually suggestive passages of two of the three songs the band performed before an audience of 90 million television viewers. The football league, still nervous over the Janet Jackson wardrobe...
  • Former NFL Players Join Troops in Iraq for Super Bowl XL

    02/07/2006 4:38:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 553+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Pfc. Cassandra Groce, USA
    Former NFL players Keith Byars (left) and Bryan Cox sign posters for waiting soldiers at Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. Photo by Pfc. Cassandra Groce, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Soldiers viewing Super Bowl XL live at 2 a.m. local time yesterday were joined by an entourage of traveling football players at Forward Operating Base Speicher here. New England Patriots running back Keith Byars, who played in Super Bowl XXXI; linebacker Bryan Cox, who helped the Patriots win the Super Bowl in 2001 for the first time in franchise history; kicker Nick Lowery, who broke virtually every...
  • Game's third team upstaged Steelers, Hawks

    02/06/2006 8:53:10 AM PST · by highlander_UW · 259 replies · 2,704+ views
    ESPN ^ | 2/6/06 | Michael Smith
    DETROIT -- Three weeks ago, after the Steelers held on to upset Indianapolis, Joey Porter was unhappy about the overturning of Troy Polamalu's fourth-quarter interception that could have sealed the win much earlier. Believing that deep down the league preferred Peyton Manning and the Colts to win, Porter publicly criticized the game officials, asking them not to "take the game from us." Well, the Steelers can call it even now, as the officials who performed well enough throughout the season to earn the privilege of working Super Bowl XL performed Sunday as though they were trying to make it up...
  • Detroit prepares for winter storm on the eve of Super Bowl

    02/04/2006 2:45:27 PM PST · by IndyTiger · 87 replies · 1,972+ views
    AP ^ | 02/04/06 | TOM KRISHER
    With strong wind and 5 to 8 inches of snow forecast, snow removal crews girded for a winter storm as thousands of fans headed downtown on Super Bowl eve. There also are hundreds of city workers and volunteers ready to work through the night to clear sidewalks so fans can get to Sunday's title game at Ford Field, which has a steel roof.The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Detroit through noon Sunday, predicting 5 to 8 inches of snow before the storm passes. The heaviest amounts were to fall Saturday night, with gusts up to 40...
  • What Terrorists Surely Know: Super Bowl Security Not so Super; FBI/DHS Neglect

    02/04/2006 6:34:50 AM PST · by 1curiousmind · 14 replies · 373+ views
    Debbie ^ | 1/3/06 | Debbie Schlussel
    Well, we were right about the fact that there isn't sufficient security at this weekend's Super Bowl festivities. Michigan/Ohio Homeland Security "leader" Brian Moskowitz a/k/a "Abu Moskowitz" is too busy sending agents to seize t-shirts and protect NFL owners, and FBI Michigan chieftain Daniel Roberts is too busy glad-handing reporters and giving them media tours so he'll get that new FBI Detroit palace built. And the head of DHS? Michael Chertoff a/k/a "Mr. Burns" is too busy changing facial hair (he's now sporting a Grecian Formula mustache to hide his resemblance to "The Simpsons" character) to pay attention to the...