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  • 92 Military Dogs coming home "Good job Pooches" come home and rest !

    11/15/2018 6:43:59 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 12 replies
    92 Military Dogs coming home "Good job Pooches" come home and rest !Link Only
  • Are the Laws of the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?

    11/15/2018 5:19:25 AM PST · by Heartlander · 53 replies
    Discover ^ | November 12, 2018 | Korey Haynes
    Are the Laws of the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life? By Korey Haynes | November 12, 2018 Humans have often looked at the night sky and wondered if there’s anyone else out there. But stare into that darkness long enough, and many wonder instead: how did we get here? What were the odds, in a universe so enormous and chaotic, that humans should have come to exist at all? Is life, let alone intelligent life, such a wildly improbable occurrence that we’re the only ones here? Or are we an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics?Life exists on Earth (assuming...
  • The best tablets you can buy

    11/14/2018 12:08:02 PM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Nov. 14, 2018, 02:41 PM | Kyle Schurman,Malarie Gokey
    Tablets are ideal for kids, travelers, and professionals - it just depends on which one you buy. The best tablet for most people is Apple's 2018 9.7-inch iPad, but we've also included a number of other excellent tablets that are best for different uses. When I was a kid, and our family went on a long car ride, my parents would keep us entertained by making us play games like I Spy, Don't Hit Your Brother, and Who Can Stay Quietest the Longest. These days, though, kids are just as likely to have a tablet screen in the backseat, watching...
  • John Gray: A Spinoza for Today

    11/14/2018 9:20:10 AM PST · by Heartlander · 2 replies
    Modern Age ^ | Fall 2018 | Peter Hitchens
    John Gray: A Spinoza for Today Peter Hitchens This review appears in the Fall 2018 issue of Modern Age. To subscribe now, go here.A review of -Seven Types of AtheismBy John Gray(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018)This is a justifiably testy book, by an atheist about atheists. Perhaps it means that the long and lucrative fashion for books about how God does not exist, and how God is simultaneously hateful and wicked, is over. Since John Gray is a capable thinker, knowledgeable about philosophy and a respecter of facts, the recent outburst of arguments for and even about atheism, presented as...
  • The Search for the Truth About Trevon Grimes' Transfer From Ohio State to Florida - Stadium

    11/13/2018 1:03:58 PM PST · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    Stadium College Football Insider ^ | November 13, 2018 | Brett McMurphy
    Thank you sir for your interest in my sons story. Im sure Trevon will be honored to have you write a story on him. However, as his FATHER I cant wait for that one reporter who cares about the TRUTH and where we came from!! That was the first response I received after messaging LeBron Grimes, the father of former Ohio State receiver Trevon Grimes, on Facebook on Sept. 10. LeBron wanted someone to finally expose as he put it the TRUTH. It gnawed at him, but he desperately wanted others to know this twisted tale of...
  • Our Compassionate President

    11/13/2018 5:37:35 AM PST · by knarf · 3 replies
    FB ^ | November 13, 2018 | knarf
    I got THIS in my FB this morning and just wanted to share it.(SPOILER to the perfect; It's a picture of President Trump greeting a vet ... it won't infect you nor your computer)We can't afford to lose this man nor his appontments
  • USMC Hollywood Best Ever - two minutes

    11/11/2018 6:09:57 PM PST · by ealgeone · 15 replies
    The Marines ^ | February 23, 1945 | The Marines
    A reminder of just how great this country is. Video at the link is from "The Sands of Iwo Jima".
  • Ancient Chinese Writing Tells The Biblical Story

    This is interesting. The Chinese language testifies the veracity of the Bible.
  • Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program

    11/11/2018 8:57:51 AM PST · by EinNYC · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 10, 2018 | Susan Edelman
    Brooklyn teens are protesting their high schools adoption of an online program spawned by Facebook, saying it forces them to stare at computers for hours and teach ourselves. Nearly 100 students walked out of classes at the Secondary School for Journalism in Park Slope last week in revolt against Summit Learning, a web-based curriculum designed by Facebook engineers, and bankrolled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Amy Chan.
  • K-12: Dear Abby, Here Are The Two Big Reasons Why Kids Lack Motivation

    11/10/2018 4:25:35 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 29, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A mother in Chicago wrote for help: Dear Abby: All of my grown children are underachievers. When contemporaries talk about their children getting jobs, getting married, having kids, going on vacation, buying a house/car, I have nothing to contribute. My children do not have lives; they work low-paying jobs and scrape by. Worse, they have no ambition to do better. Dear Abby responded with little insight: Your children are adults. If they were motivated, they would be doing more with their lives than scraping by. Be glad they are independent and have good relationships with each otherits a plus, and...
  • Know the facts on Florida

    11/10/2018 8:56:00 AM PST · by straps · 9 replies
    Vanity | 11/10/2018 | John Murphy
    All elections are done at the county level in Florida . Each county has a soe ( Supervisor of elections ) office. Staffed by a few people but prior to election day thousands of Part-Time workers are hired for a 1 time fee. ???
  • If Confucius Lived Today - this is what he would say;)

    11/10/2018 5:36:14 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 20 replies
    email | 11/10/2018 | unknown
    Confucius Say. It's OK to let a fool kiss you, but don't let a kiss fool you. Confucius Say. A kiss is just shopping upstairs for downstairs merchandise. Confucius Say. It is better to lose a lover than love a loser. Confucius Say. Man with a broken condom is called a Daddy Confucius Say. A drunken man's words are a sober man's thoughts. Confucius Say. Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, and you lose interest. Confucius Say. Viagra is like Disneyland ...a one hour wait for a 2-minute ride. Confucius Say. It...
  • Breaking: First Gun Confiscation Killing Reported in Maryland

    11/09/2018 11:37:13 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 31 replies ^ | By Max McGuire/ 11/06/2018
    This is absolutely tragic. Police officers in Anne Arundel County, Maryland arrived at a mans home to confiscate his guns under the states Red Flag law. When he answered the door holding a gun, a fight ensued and they shot him dead. For months, we have been warning you about the so-called red flag bills that are being passed in states around the country. These laws allow family members, friends, and even complete strangers to turn gun owners into police to have their firearms confiscated. It is then up to the gun owner to prove that he or she deserves...
  • Embracing the Void: Engineers Use Air Voids to Create Cooling Paint

    11/08/2018 12:59:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | October 08, 2018 | Emily Pollock
    A board coated in the new polymer paint stays significantly cooler than its surroundings, even in direct sunlight, as seen under ultraviolet lights. (Image courtesy of Columbia University.) ___________________________________________________________________ A team of engineers from Columbia University has created a polymer coating that uses nano-to-microscale air voids to reflect sunlight and cool down buildings. Passive daytime radiative cooling (PDRC) is a phenomenon where a surface spontaneously cools by reflecting sunlight and radiating heat to a cooler atmosphere. PDRC works best if a surface has high solar reflectance—meaning that most of the sun’s radiation is reflected away—and a high thermal emittance—meaning that...
  • Horrifying moment Baltimore teacher gets punched in the face by student on her first day back...

    11/08/2018 8:44:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 8, 2018 | DM Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Horrifying moment Baltimore teacher gets punched in the face by student on her first day back after cancer treatment A viral video of a Baltimore teaching getting punched in the face by a student has sparked an investigation by the school district. Posted on Wednesday, the video shows a teacher and a student engaged in a vicious argument at Frederick Douglass High School in Gwynns Falls Parkway. According to the user who shared the video, the teacher had just returned to the classroom after recovering from cancer surgery. In the clip, a fellow classmate can be seen holding...
  • Florida Highway Patrol cruiser hits 142 mph in pursuit, catches on fire [Video!]

    11/08/2018 12:33:51 AM PST · by familyop · 43 replies
    Fox News, Jalopnik ^ | November 8, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    Jalopnik, the automotive website, posted the hair-raising video of a Florida Highway Patrol officer giving chase to a speeding car and hitting 142 mph on the speedometer.
  • Scientists push back against Harvard 'alien spacecraft' theory [Oumuamua]

    11/07/2018 10:22:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    A scientific paper led by two researchers at Harvard University made a splash this week by claiming that a cigar-shaped rock zooming through our solar system may have been sent by aliens. The researchers noted in a pre-print of the article that it was an exotic scenario, but that Oumuamua may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization. Oumuamua, the first interstellar object known to enter our solar system, accelerated faster away from the Sun than expected, hence the notion that some kind of artificial sail that runs on sunlight known as...
  • Why didn't Trump rally in Michigan?

    11/06/2018 3:47:24 AM PST · by George Rand · 48 replies
    Today | George Rand
    Any Michigan Freepers care to comment? Dad and I are sitting here watching videos of John James and can't fathom why Trump wouldn't go there. Sorry for the vanity!
  • Ecuador At The Equator - Water Demonstration - Coriolis Effect

    11/05/2018 7:37:19 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10.27.12 | Youtube
    Quick, cool vid showing how water directly over the equator drains straight down. Move it 10' away and it drains with swirl. Video Here
  • Joy Behars Huge Head Causes Solar Eclipse

    11/04/2018 5:23:05 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 16 replies
    Science Guys | 11/4/2018 | blueunicorn6
    Pandemonium erupted throughout the US today as Joy Behar went for a walk and her huge head blotted out the sun. I thought it was the end times, said surfer dude Edward Boardwax. The sun, like, disappeared. It was the scariest thing Ive seen since Nancy Pelosi tried to play croquet with a dead salmon. The Association of Space Scientists (ASS) released a statement concerning the eclipse. We condemn Joy Behar for frightening little children and confusing Puxatawney Phil, the weather forecasting groundhog. Phil now thinks that there will be six more weeks of blabbering. He may never again come...