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  • Dash cameras... Looking for suggestions.

    01/22/2019 10:46:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    BTLD | 1/23/19 | BTLD
    I'm looking for an affordable dash cam system, either front facing or both front and rear facing. I don't want to have to tear out my headliner or pay big bucks to have it installed. TIA.
  • NFL Investigating Laser Aimed At QB Tom Brady During AFC Championship Game

    01/22/2019 6:42:48 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    KMBC 9 News ^ | January 22, 2019 | William Joy
    A KMBC 9 News photojournalist's camera caught someone using what appears to be a laser pointer directed at Tom Brady's face during Sunday night’s AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. The first instance caught on camera was on a hand-off from Tom Brady to Sony Michel in the fourth quarter. The previous play was a punt that appeared to be muffed by Patriots' receiver Julian Edelman but was later overturned. Laser researcher Charles Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD., said based on the size of the spot, it looks like the person was sitting far back in the end zone, possibly in...
  • Disney Producer Jack Morrissey Apologizes for ‘#MAGAkids into the Woodchipper’ Fantasy

    01/22/2019 6:02:21 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 January 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    Film producer Jack Morrissey apologized on Monday for a social media post envisioning the bloody outcome of Covington Catholic High School students being put into a woodchipper. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin captured and shared Morrissey’s since-deleted tweet, which draws on a scene from the 1996 film Fargo in which a character’s corpse is fed through a woodchipper: ....Morrissey told the Wrap via statement: It was something that I did not give any thought to. It was just a fast, profoundly stupid tweet. … I would throw my phone into the ocean before doing that again. Yesterday I tweeted an...
  • The Message of the Oscar Nominations: You’d Better Have a Social Message

    01/22/2019 3:53:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | January 21, 2019 | Owen Gleiberman
    Each year at the Left Coast crack of dawn, when the Oscar nominations are announced, there’s generally at least one major nomination many pundits were predicting that fails to materialize. When that happens, entertainment media tends to rise up as one and say the s-word: snub. In truth, it’s not usually a snub; it’s just somebody getting passed over for other nominees who were loved a little more than the conventional wisdom realized. That’s why the chatter about it tends to get worn out by the end of the day. But when the nominations were announced this morning, and it...
  • Where is feinstein ?

    01/22/2019 3:47:13 PM PST · by A Cyrenian · 36 replies
    She seems to dropped of the face of the earth. Nothing in the "news" from her or about her.Is she preparing for her day before Congress about her involvement with China?"Senator feinstein please pick up the white phone""Senator feinstein please pick up the white phone"
  • Study shows dopamine plays a role in musical pleasure

    01/22/2019 3:06:31 PM PST · by ETL · 39 replies
    Medical Express, via Phys.org ^ | January 22, 2019 | Bob Yirka , Medical Xpress
    An international team of researchers has found evidence of dopamine in the brain playing a role in the pleasure people feel when they listen to music. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes experiments they carried out with volunteers who were given a dopamine precursor or antagonist and what they found. People are known to experience a range of emotions when listening to music, from annoyance to euphoria. And while researchers have long believed that at least some of the pleasure people derive from listening to music is tied to an increase...
  • Astronomers use split images of quasars to produce a new estimate of the Hubble constant

    01/22/2019 2:38:36 PM PST · by ETL · 18 replies
    Phys.org ^ | January 22, 2019 | University of California, Los Angeles
    The question of how quickly the universe is expanding has been bugging astronomers for almost a century. Different studies keep coming up with different answers—which has some researchers wondering if they've overlooked a key mechanism in the machinery that drives the cosmos. Now, by pioneering a new way to measure how quickly the cosmos is expanding, a team led by UCLA astronomers has taken a step toward resolving the debate. The group's research is published today in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.At the heart of the dispute is the Hubble constant, a number that relates distances to the...
  • It's Curtains For Trump ... Again.

    01/22/2019 2:34:53 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 16 replies
    Vanity/Self ^ | 1/22/2019 | Vanity
    Does anyone maintain a comprehensive list (wiki?) of all the times we've heard it breathlessly announced that FINALLY, at LAST, PDJT's political career is toast? The latest from a few days ago (which had a near record-breaking shelf-life of only a bit more than a day), was that Impeccably Reliable Sources had proof of DJT suborning perjury from Cohen. Last Nov, his imminent demise was announced when the Dems won back the House, as it would quickly lead to impeachment, followed by conviction in the Senate. And there were a number of others in between those last two. Here are...
  • #StandWithCovington And The Unborn-GoFundMe

    01/22/2019 2:34:38 PM PST · by grayboots · 11 replies
    GoFundME ^ | 1/22/2019 | CJPearson
    ver the course of the past 72 hours, students at Covington Catholic High School have been met with death threats, doxxing, and defamation. One video - taken completely out of context - has completely changed the lives of the boys of Covington Catholic. They've been labeled racists and white supremacists - even baby bigots. However, as this episode has played out, new videos have emerged, directly in conflict with the narrative of the mainstream media. It was not the students from Covington who approached the Native American. It was the Native American who approached the students from Covington. It was...
  • Some giggles.

    01/22/2019 2:25:00 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email | 1/22/2019 | unknown
    BRITISH HUMOR IS DIFFERENT These are classified ads, which were actually placed in U.K. Newspapers: FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER. 8 years old, Hateful little bastard. Bites! FREE PUPPIES 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbour's dog. FREE PUPPIES. Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd. Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound. COWS, CALVES: NEVER BRED. Also 1 gay bull for sale. JOINING NUDIST COLONY! Must sell washer and dryer £100. WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE ... Worn once by mistake. Call Stephanie FOR SALE BY OWNER. Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent...
  • Record number of Americans see climate change as a current threat

    01/22/2019 1:49:40 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    Axios ^ | January 22, 2019 | Andrew Freedman
    More Americans are very worried about global warming and say the issue is personally important to them than ever before, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Why it matters: The polling may indicate that extreme weather events — coupled with a series of grim scientific findings — over the past year are starting to change peoples' minds about climate change, which could have significant implications for any significant climate legislation passing Congress. The big picture: The key finding from the new survey from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change...
  • Styling lowpoint(s) of 3 classic American cars (in my opinion)

    01/22/2019 11:47:10 AM PST · by ETL · 80 replies
    Jan 22, 2019 | self
    The 3 cars that I believe exemplify the most dramatic swings are the Ford Mustang (1967 vs 1975), Pontiac GTO (1967 vs 2004) and the Dodge Challenger (1971 vs 1981). (same-year examples may not necassarily be the same car)
  • 'We Need To Come Together With One Unified Voice': Photos From 2019 Women's March Events In NYC

    01/22/2019 11:24:41 AM PST · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 1/20/2019 | Caroline Lewis
    For some who attended the Women’s Unity Rally in Manhattan’s Foley Square Saturday, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's speech was the highlight. "Justice is not a concept we read about in a book," she said. "Justice is about the water we drink. Justice is about the air we breathe." But for Victoria Jones, 22, the most moving part of the rally was when the organizers invited a woman up to speak in Spanish about her job as a dishwasher.
  • Ocasio-Cortez: System that allows billionaires is ‘immoral’

    01/22/2019 11:06:45 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 64 replies
    Ny post ^ | 1/22/19 | Ben Feuerherd
    Ocasio-Cortez: System that allows billionaires is ‘immoral’ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview on Monday that she believes a system that allows people to become billionaires is “immoral.” The New York Democrat made the statement while responding to a question from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Harlem. “I do think that a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they don’t have access to public health is wrong,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
  • Woman who was driving drunk with an unrestrained child sitting on a case of beer has[tr]

    01/22/2019 11:00:33 AM PST · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Kearney Hub ^ | 1/22/2019 | Kim Schmidt
    KEARNEY — Driving under the influence of alcohol with an unrestrained child sitting on a case of beer has cost an Elm Creek woman her driver’s license. Katherine Schroder’s license was revoked for 60 days. After that time frame Judge Gerry Jorgensen ordered her to have an ignition interlock device installed on any vehicle she drives during that time frame. Schroder, 28, of rural Elm Creek was sentenced Thursday in Buffalo County Court for child abuse, DUI-first offense and leaving an accident scene, all misdemeanors. Jorgensen also placed her on probation for 1 ½ years under the standard conditions including...
  • Yute Brandishing AR-15 Pistol Gets into Shootout on Facebook Live

    01/22/2019 10:54:29 AM PST · by gaijin · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 22, 2019 | me
    Urban yute from Birmingham, Alabama gets into firefight while broadcasting on Facebook Live. The boy --who absolutely does not play the cello-- delivers a 20-minute profanity-packed tirade, most of which is incomprehensible to the Ebonically-challenged. At one point the camera is suddenly dropped and a long fusillade ensues. Undeterred, he takes the camera back up at what first seems like the end of the exchange, but then another exchange of fire later breaks out. If you rewind back further from the video point at which I'm starting you the footage will lay bare this boy's apparently unquenchable thirst to...
  • Glen Ellyn cops hunting restaurant robber

    01/22/2019 10:03:44 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    The woman swung a crowbar at the employees, police said, and forced them to open the safe. No injuries were reported.
  • Huge python in toilet gives Australian family a 'fright,' shocks locals: 'My worst nightmare'

    01/22/2019 8:56:35 AM PST · by ETL · 34 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Jan 21, 2019 | Jennifer Earl | Fox News
    An Australian man was getting ready to do his "business" on Saturday morning when he was startled by a large carpet python peeking its head out of the toilet. The unwelcome house guest surprised the man and his family, who live in Wynnum West — a suburb of Brisbane. Frantic, the family called Stew Lalor, a local snake catcher, for backup. "They gave us a call to have it removed so they could finish their business in peace, without the local natives watching," Lalor wrote on Brisbane Snake Catchers' Facebook page, noting the reptile gave the family quite a "fright."
  • Mini-monsters with multiple heads created in the lab

    01/22/2019 8:27:07 AM PST · by ETL · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Jan 21, 2019 | Stephanie Pappas Live Science Contributor | LiveScience
    The tiny, immortal hydra is a freshwater animal that can regenerate an entirely new animal from just the tiniest sliver of its body. Usually, it does this perfectly: One foot, one long skinny body, and one tentacled head. But with a single genetic tweak, researchers can create monstrous hydras that sprout fully functional heads all over their bodies — appropriate for an animal named for an ancient Greek monster that had somewhere between six and nine heads. These many-headed hydras aren't just a trick of mad science. For the first time, researchers have figured out what keeps hydra head regeneration...
  • Cocaine in London river is making eels 'hyperactive,' researchers say

    01/22/2019 8:15:22 AM PST · by ETL · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Jan 21, 2019 | Jennifer Earl | Fox News
    A team of scientists at the university studied wastewater that's entering into the river from nearby sewers during storms and found traces of the drug within 24 hours of the overflow, the Independent reports. Compared to other major cities, the level of cocaine entering London's water system — likely through users' urine — is much higher. "Increases in caffeine, cocaine and benzoylecgonine [a metabolite] were observed 24 hours after sewer overflow events,' King's College London researchers said in a paper that detailed their findings, according to the Evening Standard. London's water treatment plants are tasked with purifying the water but major storms reportedly "overwhelm"...