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  • Greece threatens top court action to block Grexit

    06/29/2015 6:34:55 PM PDT · by familyop · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Greece has threatened to seek a court injunction against the EU institutions, both to block the country's expulsion from the euro and to halt asphyxiation of the banking system. “The Greek government will make use of all our legal rights,” said the finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis. “We are taking advice and will certainly consider an injunction at the European Court of Justice. The EU treaties make no provision for euro exit and we refuse to accept it. Our membership is not negotiable,“ he told the Telegraph.
  • Did Kim Jong-un have the architect behind North Korea's new airport executed because he did not [tr]

    06/29/2015 12:25:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 29, 2015 | Staff
    It has been claimed the chief architect of Pyongyang Airport was executed by North Korea's totalitarian leader Kim Jong-un because he disliked his designs. Ma Won-chun, who was North Korea's director of the Designing Department of the National Defence Commission, vanished last year and was allegedly executed in November. This coincided with a report the same month explaining how the fearsome ruler was dissatisfied with the construction of Terminal 2 at the country's capital city.
  • WATCH: NASA cuts live video transmission as THREE UFOs fly past Earth

    06/29/2015 9:58:23 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 104 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Mon, Jun 29, 2015 | Aaron Brown
    This shocking footage is causing quite a stir online. Some have already branded the clip definitive PROOF of alien lifeforms. The video – which is reportedly shot from the International Space Station – shows three unidentified flying objects blast out of Earth’s atmosphere. The lights leave our planet seconds before the live video feed is cut by NASA due to a reported “loss of signal”.
  • Clocks to read 11:59:60 as time lords add leap second

    06/29/2015 5:51:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    When the last leap second was added in 2012 Mozilla, Reddit, Foursquare, Yelp, LinkedIn, and StumbleUpon all reported crashes and there were problems with the Linux operating system and programmes written in Java. In Australia, more than 400 flights were grounded as the Qantas check-in system crashed. Experts at Britain’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) who will officially add the second to UK time, warned that markets which are already jittery from Greece could suffer transaction delays if their software was not prepared. “There are consequences of tinkering with time,” said Peter Whibberley, Senior Research Scientist in the Time and Frequency...
  • Don’t chase bears with dull hatchets if you’re drunk

    06/29/2015 5:41:52 AM PDT · by wbill · 23 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | May 14, 2015 | John Holyoke
    In more than 20 years of writing for this newspaper, I’ve learned plenty. For instance, I now know that Election Day is a newsroom holiday, and the company will feed you scrumptious snacks, even if you write outdoors stories that have nothing to do with politics. Also, I’ve learned that coffee exists as its own food group …. and that after waiting for six hours for a single callback from a source, that source will finally phone you while you’re in the men’s room. And today, I’ve learned this: Don’t chase bears. Especially with a dull hatchet. Super-duper especially if...
  • This Man Owns the Largest Collection of Nazi Artifacts

    06/28/2015 9:20:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 27, 2015 | Alex Preston
    When he was 5 years old, Kevin Wheatcroft received an unusual birthday present from his parents: a bullet-pocked SS stormtrooper’s helmet, lightning bolts on the ear-flaps. He had requested it especially. The next year, at a car auction in Monte Carlo, he asked his multimillionaire father for a Mercedes: the G4 that Hitler rode into the Sudetenland in 1938. Tom Wheatcroft refused to buy it and his son cried all the way home. When Wheatcroft was 15, he spent birthday money from his grandmother on three WWII Jeeps recovered from the Shetlands, which he restored himself and sold for a...
  • This ‘camera ball’ is the cops’ latest tool for home invasions [includes amusing typo]

    06/28/2015 10:59:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    MorningTicker | ^ | , June 28, 2015 | Dan Taylor
    It’s a small sphere, about the size of a softball, making it easy for cops to throw them into a room. It is encased in a hard rubber shell that protects the sex camera lenses positioned inside. The camera is capable of snapping photos from each lens several times a second, and then stitching together those images and uploading them to a mobile device instantly. And the applications go beyond law enforcement situations. These balls could also be used by first responders, such as in cases where a building has collapsed and there are survivors trapped in spaces that are...
  • Vox 'Voxsplains' CNN's Dildo Flag Blunder

    06/28/2015 10:28:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    I am sure that when John Cameron Swayze began anchoring the Camel News Caravan at NBC in 1949 he never in his wildest imagination would have thought that there ever could be a day when a flag covered with dildos and butt plugs at a gay pride parade would become the focus of a television news broadcast. However such was the case on Saturday when a CNN reporter confused a parody ISIS flag with the real deal at a London gay pride parade and "treated" the audience to a detailed analysis, including an interview with a national security analyst, for over six minutes....
  • State Department Officially Calls Iran’s Forced Sex Change Surgeries ‘Confirmation’

    06/27/2015 8:22:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 06/27/2015 | Ivan Plis
    A report issued Thursday by the Department of State repeatedly refers to sex reassignment surgery in Iran as “gender-confirmation surgery.” Iran has a well-documented record of coercing gay and lesbian people into having the gender reassignment surgery, that is, disrupting rather than “confirming” the gender identity of hundreds per year. Since homosexuality can be punishable by death in Iran, known homosexual men tend to accept the government-subsidized surgery to become women, and vice versa. By referring to the surgeries as “gender confirmation,” rather than the much more widespread and morally neutral “sex reassignment surgery,” the State Department seems to be...
  • Looking for a forum to ask i.r.s. / ssa questions

    06/27/2015 7:59:27 PM PDT · by George from New England · 7 replies
    self
    Been looking for an internet forum to ask a few questions and interface with others in the know. My wife has an employee/employer job. I am self employed. I am on her employer's health insurance. They deduct premiums every two weeks from her paycheck. Example: 800-200, net 600 There has been lawful pre-tax med calculations being done meaning ss tax is paid on the 600 not 800. Now we find this is directly impacting her benefits when she retires, 3 years hence. Can this be changed going back a few years and tax returns amended to reflect this? Has the...
  • Oregon men hospitalized - recovering after rare beaver attack

    06/27/2015 7:02:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 81 replies
    NewsDaily ^ | 6-26-15 | Courtney Sherwood
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Two Oregon hikers who were assaulted by a beaver after they climbed onto its dam have been hospitalized for injuries incurred during the rare attack, law enforcement officials said on Friday. Clayton Mitchell, 23, told the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office that he and a friend had been hiking along a river near his central Oregon home..
  • US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries

    06/27/2015 10:51:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 27, 2015 12:18 PM EDT | Gregory Katz
    The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause. In the Philippines, in India, in Australia and elsewhere, gay rights advocates think the U.S. ruling may help change attitudes, just as American activists—and judges, educators and legislators—had earlier been influenced by the easy acceptance of same-sex marriage in some European countries, where the laws were changed smoothly without much fuss.In today’s wired world, political movements cross national boundaries in the blink of...
  • The Remains of a 200,000 Year Old Advanced Civilization...

    06/27/2015 5:55:11 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 49 replies
    Earth We Are One ^ | May 22, 2015 | Earth We Are One
    The incredible discovery was made in South Africa, around 150 km west of port Maputo. There, we find the remains of a huge metropolis that measures, according to tests, around 1500 square kilometers. This ancient city is, according to researchers, part of an even larger community with about 10,000 square kilometers and is believed to have been constructed 160,000 to 200,000 years before Christ. The region is somewhat remote and the "circles" have often been encountered by local farmers who assumed they were made by some indigenous people in the past. But, oddly, no one ever bothered to inquire about...
  • Check out Venus and Jupiter, now unbelievably close in the night sky! (easily naked eye visible)

    06/26/2015 7:06:32 PM PDT · by ETL · 20 replies
    June 26, 2015 | self
    Look up, and somewhere in the western portion of the sky right now, or anytime in the next several weeks, an hour or so after sunset, and you'll see two very bright "star-like" objects. The brighter of the two (by a lot) is Venus, the other Jupiter. Venus, slightly smaller than Earth is currently about 51 million miles away. Jupiter, roughly 12 Earth diameters across, 560 million.
  • Jersey City man accidentally sets himself on fire -- while trying to burn ants, police say

    06/26/2015 6:25:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | June 26, 2015
    A Jersey City man accidentally set himself on fire on Thursday when he was trying to burn ants, police said. The 46-year-old victim was igniting gas in an alleyway on Bayview Avenue near Martin Luther King Drive at around 5 p.m. when the gas caused a flashback, police said. The man suffered second degree burns to his lower arms, according to authorities.
  • Michael Jackson sighted moonwalking in the clouds over Goochland County, Va.

    06/26/2015 11:41:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-26-2015 | Kevin Ambrose
    The likeness of Michael Jackson was spotted in the clouds over central Virginia earlier this week, moon-walking through a thunderstorm. The photo went viral in the local news circuit and on social media — or at least as viral as a cloud story can go. You can see him in the top center of the photo above, taken in Goochland County, Va., on Tuesday by John Plashal. It’s a bit of a stretch, but I suppose it’s feasible that the King of Pop, with his quintessential black pants + white shirt combo is visible without much of a head or left...
  • Fisherman Catches Shark in Hudson River

    06/26/2015 9:31:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2015
    You’re definitely NOT gonna need a bigger boat for this shark. A mini Jaws was captured in the Hudson River on Thursday by amateur fisherman Wu Zhen, who got a reel surprise when he pulled in the creature.
  • Hobson's Choice

    06/26/2015 6:22:23 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 9 replies
    Senator McCain | 6/26/15 | Senator McCain
    My Friend, Today, the Supreme Court just upheld Obamacare yet again. This is the direct result of President Obama and his Democrat allies in Congress. They forced ObamaCare on the American people with false promises and a totally partisan vote. My new Democrat opponent, Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, is one of the strongest ObamaCare supporters in Washington. She even said her vote for ObamaCare was the one she "was most proud about." We all know ObamaCare has been a disaster, resulting in rising costs, lost jobs, and reduced health care choices for the people of our state. If you agree with...
  • Wi-Fi router's 'pregnant women' setting sparks vendor rivalry in China

    06/25/2015 4:54:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Network World ^ | 6/25/15 | Colin Neagle
    When one Chinese technology vendor, Qihoo, launched a new Wi-Fi router with a safety setting for "pregnant women," a rival vendor took offense to the implication that their routers might be dangerous.The Guardian reports that Xiamo took to its page on Chinese social media site Weibo to denounce Qihoo's pregnant women mode as a "marketing tactic," and clarify that "Wi-Fi usage is safe.""We firmly oppose, and feel ashamed of, those who create rumors and arouse instability for business purposes," Qihoo wrote in its post, according to the Guardian.The World Health Organization says that exposure to electromagnetic fields from consumer technology...
  • There’s a giant hole that’s draining a lake on the border of Oklahoma and Texas like it’s a bathtub

    06/25/2015 2:04:24 PM PDT · by Smittie · 50 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | June 24, 2015 | Tanya Lewis
    Like something straight out of "The Twilight Zone", a swirling vortex has opened up in a giant lake on the border of Oklahoma and Texas. The gaping hole — which appeared recently in Lake Texoma — alarmed everyone from Twitter users to the Tulsa District US Army Corps of Engineers, who posted a YouTube video of the vortex. Below the video, they describe the hole as being "8 feet in diameter and capable of sucking in a full-sized boat."
  • Blind dog and his 'guide dog' seek new home

    06/25/2015 1:03:05 PM PDT · by gorush · 15 replies
    Channel 3000, Madistan, WI ^ | Jun 25 2015 09:47:58 AM CDT | anon
    The two elderly dogs were rescued from a sea tunnel in Hartlepool, England, in May and taken to a Stray Aid animal shelter. Glenn is blind in both eyes and gets around with the help of Buzz, a 9-year-old Staffordshire Bull terrier. The two are leashed together with Buzz leading the way anywhere the go. But it goes beyond that. "Buzz helps Glenn find his bed and food, even pushing him toward the right bowl if he's eating from the wrong one," according to Stray Aid supervisor Diane Humphrey. "Glenn gets his confidence from Buzz, and if they were separated...
  • TEH BRILLIANT!! Companies Quickly Respond to Confederate Flag Ethnic Cleansing.

    06/25/2015 9:55:49 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 111 replies
    The source? America's "Salem Moment" | By Laz
    Quickly responding to the Confederate Flag dustup that was caused by accused mass-murder Dylan Root's affinity for the banner, companies have swiftly responded, removing offensive merchandise and anything that might link them to the American Civil War. Walmart, Amazon, Sears, eBay stopped selling Confederate flag merchandise.Apple corporation removed all Civil War themed games from it's "App" store. Sensing that the time was right, the History Channel has announced that it is pulling itself from the cable lineup because they produced a series called "Civil War: A Nation Divided." Honda has announced a recall of all Civics, because of the similarity...
  • Couple flees $1.3M dream house over creepy letters signed, 'The Watcher'

    06/25/2015 9:15:42 AM PDT · by Sopater · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2015
    A New Jersey couple is suing the couple that sold them their $1.3 million dream house, along with the realtor and an unidentified alleged stalker dubbed "The Watcher," who they say forced them to flee by sending creepy letters. The couple, whose names are being withheld out of concern for their safety, received the first of many messages just three days after they plunked down $1.3 million for their new home in the tony New Jersey borough of Westfield, according to their lawsuit, first reported by NJ.com. "Why are you here? I will find out," read part of the first...
  • 'Roswell Alien' Photo Revealed as Mummified Boy

    06/24/2015 11:54:12 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    http://news.discovery.com ^ | Benjamin Radford | May 14, 2015
    Earlier this month at a UFO conference in Mexico City two photographs claimed to have been found in a trunk in Sedona and depicting an alien body that crashed in Roswell in 1947 were revealed. The images, which have created a buzz among UFO believers, depict a small human-shaped figure with an enlarged head—apparently in a display case with an unreadable placard, oddly enough. Low-resolution images had been circulating for some time, and several skeptical researchers (including myself here on Discovery News, I modestly note) identified the “Roswell alien” as a mummified child.
  • Swipe Right Or Swipe Left? Tindog Is Tinder For Dog Lovers

    06/24/2015 9:08:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Tech Times ^ | June 20 | Alexandra Burlacu,
    A Tinder-like app for Android and iOS is now targeting dog owners, as the new "Tindog" app aims to match dogs and dog-lovers. The Tinder dating app has grown immensely popular among the singles community, boasting an efficient "swipe right - swipe left" selection manner that allows users to look around and find what they're looking for in a fast, simple and efficient way. The new app called Tindog borrows the same selection function, allowing users to swipe right or left, but revolves around dogs. Whether you're looking for a playdate for your best friend, looking for a suitable mate...
  • Are These D.C.’s Weirdest Ice Cream Flavors?

    06/24/2015 6:24:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24 | Lani Furbank
    The nostalgic melody of an ice cream truck always gets the kids running. But what about those of us with more refined palates? Here are five ice cream flavors on D.C. menus this summer that adults can get excited about. Black garlic gelato Bibiana, 1100 New York Ave. NW; 202-216-9550, bibianadc.com You’d expect to see garlic all over the entree section of an Italian restaurant’s menu, but in the dessert? “It’s an aroma more than a flavor,” executive chef Jake Addeo says of Bibiana’s black garlic gelato. The blackness is a result of a 45-day fermentation process, which yields a...
  • Painfully Skinny Jeans Land A Woman In The Hospital

    06/24/2015 6:11:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | JUNE 22, 2015
    If you've wondered whether there's a downside to wearing superskinny jeans, this story's for you. A 35-year-old Australian woman wound up in the hospital after wearing skinny jeans while helping a family member move. The move involved "many hours of squatting while emptying cupboards," according to a report published Monday in the journal Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. As the day went on, those jeans were making her increasingly uncomfortable. But it wasn't until that evening that the situation went south. As she walked home, the woman found herself struggling to lift her increasingly numb feet. She fell to the ground,...
  • Toad Licker Is Locked Up On Trespass Charge

    06/24/2015 4:26:26 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 24 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 23, 2015
    An Indiana man who was licking a toad while dancing by himself on an Indiana sidewalk is locked up after ignoring a trespass warning issued by cops, according to a police report.
  • Adopted Woman Raised as Black Finds Out at Age 70 That Her Birth Parents Were White

    06/24/2015 3:05:53 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | 24 June 2015 | AVIANNE TAN
    Verda Byrd spent the past seven decades of her life as a black woman, but at age 70, she discovered a shocking family secret her parents took to their grave that she's recently made peace with -- she was born white. Byrd, now 72, was adopted as a baby in 1943 by her black parents, who never told her that her biological parents were actually white, she said, explaining that she only uncovered the truth in 2013 about her birth after she went on a search for her biological parents' history.
  • Family of 19-Year-Old Ignored By Doctors For ‘Googling’ Symptoms Get Apology For Her Death

    06/24/2015 2:32:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    MSN News ^ | 6/19
    It's the worst kind of cautionary tale in medicine: a tragic death that may have been prevented if only doctors had been willing to listen to their patient's concerns. But this one carries an particularly 21st century twist to it: Doctors told 19-year-old Bronte Doyne and her family to "stop Googling" her symptoms after they brought up the possibility that her rare liver cancer had returned. By the time she was readmitted to the hospital in March of 2013, it was already too late and she died ten days later on March 23, only 16 months removed from the day...
  • Isolated Sightings of the Extinct Dodo Bird Have Spartans Concerned Over an Eerie Trend

    06/24/2015 10:11:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.tapinto.net ^ | June 4, 2015 at 12:37 AM | By BEN INSLEY
    A new phenomenon is sweeping across Sparta as more and more students come forward claiming to have encountered the flightless Dodo bird. Caught somewhere between a pigeon and a dove with its gray feathers and unmistakable yellow scowl, the Dodo bird stood at an intimidating one meter tall back in the 17th century when it became extinct--barely a century after its discovery. The Dodo bird was not known for its impact on this planet while it lived, but, rather, remains a point of contention and activism because of its death. The extinction of this bird has been overwhelmingly attributed to...
  • 'Fox & Friends' Co-Host Accidentally Throws Axe at Bystander on Live TV

    06/24/2015 8:50:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    On June 20, the victim Jim Prosperie posted about the incident on his Facebook page, writing, “I was hit by an axe while performing a drum solo live on National TV … words I never imagined saying! This happened last Sunday and I have been reluctant to post but starting to receive inquiries from concerned family and friends. I am thankful to God that the double sided blade only hit broadside on the outer elbow with significant impact and a couple of cuts as it fell along my wrist. It could have been much worse or fatal. Focusing on full...
  • Happy Wednesday!

    06/24/2015 6:56:19 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 80 replies
    I have come to the conclusion that the disease that is called 'humanity' must not be allowed to infect the rest of the galaxy. We are an incredibly-flawed species, filled with lust and avarice and anger and greed, given to revenge and gossip and violence and hate. That God still loves us is something that demonstrates something about HIM, not us. Most humans yearn for freedom and to be left alone, but others want to control and censor and manipulate and rule over us. There have been four great experiments in having a nation that has, as its primary focus,...
  • lets not forget: LIBERALS CALLED OUR FLAG TERRORISM FOR YEARS

    06/24/2015 1:56:39 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 12 replies
    Amherst town meeting ^ | 09/10/2001 | RaceBannon
    This town hall meeting took place Sep 10, 2001 in Amherst Mass 12 hours before the first plane struck the towers in New York City, before the Pentagon was hit, and before Flight 93 was taken down in a suicide dive by the terrorists who were being overrun by brave Americans. This video is significant because of the statements made at the 40 minute to 50 minute mark and again at the 1 hour 10 minute mark which were in response to comments made at the 45 minute mark. Keep in mind this was made 12 hours before the World...
  • Richmond Police Officer Shoots K-9 After Dog Bites Him: Police

    06/23/2015 10:27:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jun 23, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A Richmond police officer shot one of the department's K-9 officers on Tuesday morning after the dog bit him, authorities said. Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said the act was in self-defense. She said the dog, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, bit the officer just before 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the Richmond Police Department. The K-9’s handler left his car with the dog still in it to go inside the station for a meeting, police said. The dog somehow got out of the car and bit another police officer in civilian clothes. The officer who was attacked, a four-year veteran...
  • Cat Bites German Woman - So She Bites Boyfriend

    06/23/2015 10:27:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    The Local ^ | 21 Jun 2015
    A cat bit a woman in Germany, sending her into such a rage that she then repeatedly bit and beat her boyfriend, the owner of the pet, police said on Sunday.A police spokesman said that the 26-year-old woman was attacked by her 39-year-old partner’s feline in the western city of Hagen in the early hours of Saturday. After she tried in vain to discipline the cat, "a fight between the bitten person and the cat's owner ensued in which the 39-year-old was hit and bitten several times," the spokesman said in a statement.
  • Maya Rudolph Finally Did the Rachel Dolezal Impression We’ve All Been Waiting For

    06/23/2015 9:58:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 23, 2015 | Dee Lockett
    Rachel Dolezal's 15 minutes of fame have (thankfully) come and gone. But because many comedians — including Dave Chappelle — didn't quite know what to make of her story, most refrained from poking fun at her expense. Maya Rudolph isn't one of them. Since Rudolph can no longer use Saturday Night Live to scratch her impersonation itch, Seth Meyers provided both a forum and and a wig to get her into full #AskRachel character on Monday's Late Night. It doesn't disappoint.
  • 'Pyramid' spotted on Ceres: Mysterious lone mountain discovered ....

    06/23/2015 6:14:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 16:54 EST, 22 June 2015 | By Jonathan O'Callaghan
    The latest images of Ceres taken by the Dawn spacecraft have captured a fascinating pyramid-shaped mountain on the surface. As the spacecraft gets closer, more and more features are beginning to reveal themselves. This includes the mysterious bright spots, which appear now as an array of dots scattered across the floor of a crater - but their source remains unknown. These images were taken by the Dawn spacecraft in its second mapping orbit, from a height of 2,700 miles (4,400km). Just six months ago, Ceres appeared as nothing more than a few pixels of light to Dawn. Now it is...
  • (Stowaway) Cat Appears In Full Flight Out Of The Wing

    06/22/2015 2:53:54 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 49 replies
    About Cats-Paradise ^ | June 22, 2015 | Cats-Paradise
    Every pilot has to check a series of things to see if everything is safe to take-off. Checking for cats in wings is not in the manual but now can be added! Next time i bet this will be on his checklist. He was giving a fly lesson when the cat came out of the wing. Check out the video.
  • Musician Says Dead, Famous Composers Instructed Her to Create This Music

    06/22/2015 8:13:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | | June 19, 2015 | Tara MacIsaac,
    In the 1970s, a British housewife earned fame as a composer and pianist with music she said was communicated to her by the spirits of dead, famous composers. Some musical experts of the time were convinced this was true, as Rosemary Brown’s compositions did seem to be of a caliber and style to be expected from these composers. Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was her chief instructor, but she also purportedly received music from Ludwig van Beethoven, Fryderyk Chopin, Claude Debussy, J.S. Bach (whom she found intimidating), Franz Schubert, and more. Even those who scoff at the idea of spirit...
  • The Walking Dead Yearbook Awards

    06/21/2015 4:53:08 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 64 replies
    undeadwalking.com ^ | 1w ago | Tracey Phillipps
    " Remember all those senior yearbook categories — most this, most that? I figured it was time to assign some of those titles to our survivors in The Walking Dead. Let’s give it a whirl! Most likely to Succeed: Glenn Glenn has a proven track record of success in survival, thinking quickly on his feet, and protecting others...."
  • New York Prison Escapee Paints Eerie Political Portraits

    06/21/2015 2:07:03 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 20 replies
    culturepop.com ^ | june 15, 2015 | Taylor Schlossberg
    So by this point, everyone is well aware that two men have escaped from New York’s maximum security prison, Clinton Correctional Facility. But what you probably don’t know is that Richard Matt is not only a convicted murderer and escapee, but he’s also an artist. The 48-year-old felon painted portraits of political figures such as Barack Obama — featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the background, Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton....[snip]
  • Silent Discos Let You Dance to Your Own Beat

    06/20/2015 9:23:17 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | JUNE 17, 2015 | COURTNEY RUBIN
    Just after sunset on a recent Friday night, what looked like a silent flash mob or a mass game of charades was taking place in a cordoned-off cobblestone square in the South Street Seaport: some 300 people dancing wildly, sans music. Or so it seemed. There were actually three D.J.s dueling for the crowd’s attention, but their tunes could be heard only through wireless headphones, which glowed red, blue or green depending on which channel the reveler chose... ...“I used to go to clubs, but the music is too loud,” said Andre Coppedge, 38... “Here you party the whole time,...
  • Squirrel interrupts Phillies-Cardinals game, jumps on Chase Utley

    06/20/2015 9:10:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CSN Philly ^ | June 19, 2015 | Chris Mueller
    After Phillies starting pitcher Phillippe Aumont gave up four earned runs in the second inning of Friday night's game against the Cardinals, a nearby squirrel decided enough was enough. Climbing up the protective netting behind home plate, the squirrel gave Phillies faithful some much-needed entertainment while watching their 23-45 ballclub on its way to another dreadful loss. The critter showed off some impressive balance as he circus-walked across the wire holding up the net. With the crowd's attention, the squirrel then nosedived almost 30 feet onto the top of the Phillies' dugout and hopped in to join the team. Actually,...
  • MBI: Meth Ringleader Had Affinity for ‘Breaking Bad’ Character Walter White

    06/20/2015 8:08:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    John Wayne Bell, 49, accused of leading ring, MBI saysA methamphetamine trafficking organization run in Central Florida has been busted by several law enforcement agencies, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday. The Drug Enforcement Agency lists locations where law enforcement has found suspected clandestine drug laboratories or dumpsites since 2004. See which counties have the most. MORE According to MBI, John Wayne Bell, 49, led the organization, which distributed multiple pounds of meth to several drug dealers in the Central Florida. “From Lake to Volusia to Marion to Brevard, we've watched him move all day just to make these...
  • Saskatoon man whacks attacker with bat, holds him down for police

    06/20/2015 4:22:12 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    TorontoSun ^ | June 19, 2015 | staff reporter
    SASKATOON -- A Saskatoon man says when he heard his female neighbour being attacked, he grabbed his baseball bat and headed next door. Jean-Pierre Veilleux was getting himself and his kids ready for the day when he heard a loud noise Friday morning and ran to his neighbour's place and saw a man. "I hit him with my baseball bat just to kind of subdue him and then we kind of had words back and forth, I hit him a couple more times and pretty much chased him out of the house," Veilleux said. He chased the man down the...
  • Three Words Hillary Will Likely Never Say."First Latino President"

    06/20/2015 4:21:38 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 12 replies
    But Hillary will definitely be talking about "The First Woman" President for the next thirteen or so months. If all conservatives believe that we are in a "First Woman/First Latino" President battle for 2016, Hillary is going to have one major problem. How is she going to bring up her Hispanic Opponent? Whether it's Cruz or Rubio, Hillary could be in trouble. She can't bash a Latino candidate being it would give the impression that Hillary doesn't like Hispanics. She will be backed into a corner. So don't expect Hillary to use the new political catch phrase "First Latino/Hispanic President"...
  • Mom backs 'brave' transgender 9 y.o. son - Back to school dressed as a girl and wearing a blonde wig

    06/20/2015 11:24:18 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 20, 2015 | Euan McLelland
    A nine-year-old boy who has wished he is a girl since he was just two-years-old is preparing to go back to school as a female. Joseph Hughes, from Rhyl, north Wales, asked for a wig for Christmas and wears a dress when out with mum Sam, 41, as he makes the transition to becoming alter-ego, Ellie-Jo. The youngster has been playing with Barbie dolls and painting his nails after showing his feminine side as a toddler. Proud mother-of-six Sam backed little Joseph when he asked for a pink cake and princess toys for his birthday. She first noticed that Joseph...
  • What If NFL Logos Were Canadian?

    06/20/2015 10:11:37 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    uproxx.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | DRAWPLAYDAVE
    Last week, I had the privilege of spending a fair amount of time in our friendly neighbor to the north, getting the full Canadian experience. Well, actually not; it was summer and beautiful. I did get to eat some poutine, however, so I guess that’s a stamp on the ol’ food passport. I also got to learn all about the CFL! Anyway, I met a lot of wonderful people. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful, and I came away with a very positive view of the place. Now that I’m back in the States, however, my patriotism and desire to...
  • Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift: Give Him a Crater on Mars

    06/20/2015 7:06:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Nancy Atkinson on
    Dad rocks the Red Planet too! If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for Dad, the commercial space company Uwingu has a special Father’s Day promotion where you can name a crater on Mars after your dad (or any other special person in your life.) You’ll get a unique decorative Father’s Day certificate that you can download and print,or for an extra fee you can have the certificate professionally printed and framed. Uwingu’s Mars Map Crater Naming Project at allows anyone to help name approximately 590,000 unnamed, scientifically cataloged craters on Mars. The company uses out-of-the-box idea to help address...