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  • To Lil' Andy Cuomo [vanity]

    08/19/2018 3:57:36 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 7 replies
    from my Deplorable mind | 2018-08-19 | Mr_Moonlight
    This was not a 'gaffe' nor was it 'out of context' You said it. You meant it. You own it! (and we won't forget it !!) You're so-called 'apology' and so-called 'clarification' is NOT ACCEPTED !! This isn't the first time you've said something stoopit and divisive ... remember; "conservatives have no place in New York" ??? Yep, you said that one as well ... You also fully support 'facial-recognition' cameras on NY highways to identify regular normal people going about their daily business, and then chimed in almost giddily that there are '16 million photos in the NYS data...
  • Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water

    08/19/2018 12:03:41 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 8/17/18
    Scientists have shown that water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) which are between two to four times the size of Earth. It will have implications for the search of life in our Galaxy. The work is presented at the Goldschmidt Conference in Boston. The 1992 discovery of exoplanets orbiting other stars has sparked interest in understanding the composition of these planets to determine, among other goals, whether they are suitable for the development of life. Now a new evaluation of data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission...
  • WVU Postpones Football Fan Day Over Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Outbrea

    08/18/2018 9:48:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    The WVU Athletic Department says five cases of hand, foot and mouth disease have been identified within the school’s football program. Because the disease is highly contagious, the Athletic Department says it is in “the best interest of the general public to postpone the event.” In July, more than a dozen people were infected with hand, foot and mouth disease at a summer school program for Pittsburgh Public Schools in Mount Oliver. At least 10 students and six staff members caught the disease. The building was disinfected and the district says it’s confident the building is now safe for students.
  • Fireball caught on video in Alabama, Georgia

    08/18/2018 9:36:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    wvtm ^ | 08/18/2018
    NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center says numerous people saw a very bright streak early Friday. A statement and video posted on Facebook says an analysis shows the meteor was first seen at an altitude of about 58 miles (93 kilometers) above rural Turkeytown, which is about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northeast of Birmingham. The office estimates a small asteroid about 6 feet (1.8 meters) in diameter then broke apart about 18 miles (29 kilometers) above the town of Oak Grove. It was at least 40 times as bright as the full moon at one point.
  • WATCH: 100-YR-OLD WWII VET Cries After He Discovers Birthday Card (trunc)

    08/18/2018 9:25:28 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | 08/17/18 | no byline
    Full Title: WATCH: 100-YR-OLD WWII VET Cries After He Discovers Birthday Card He Just Opened Is From President Trump A couple of months ago, WWII veteran Ike Fabela told his family that he hoped to get 100 birthday cards for his 100th birthday. It didn’t take long for his wish to spread like a wildfire on social media. Twitter accounts with large followings chipped in to help Ike’s wish come true.
  • Has anyone seen The Meg movie?

    08/18/2018 9:03:21 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 30 replies
    8/19/18 | Me, Myself, & I
    Just curious, if anyone's seen The Meg. I find the "Beyond the Seas" background music sort of weird as the shark is gobbling up swimmers in the trailer.
  • The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

    08/18/2018 8:10:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 17, 2018 | Ethan Siegel
    It's been nearly a century since scientists first theorized that the Universe was expanding, and that the farther away a galaxy was from us, the faster it appears to recede. This isn't because galaxies are physically moving away from us, but rather because the Universe is full of gravitationally-bound objects, and the fabric of space that those objects reside in is expanding. But this picture, which held sway from the 1920s onward, has been recently revised. It's been only 20 years since we first realized that this expansion was speeding up, and that as time goes on, individual galaxies will...
  • Mom's jitters give way to pride as Jesse Hernandez debuts as first male Saintsation

    08/18/2018 7:49:08 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 26 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | Aug 17, 2018 | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    After spending about $100 on lower-bowl tickets and driving 2˝ hours from the Lafayette area, Tracey Hernandez was nervous as she took her seat near midfield of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday night. It wasn’t the preseason game the Saints were about to play against Arizona that worried her — the dance instructor hardly watches football. What mattered to her was how her son, Jesse, would fare in his debut as the first-ever male member of the Saintsations, New Orleans’ NFL dance team.
  • Huge collection of women's mags (1890-1930s)- The Gender and Women's Studies Collection

    08/18/2018 7:21:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies
    Sorry, there is no main body associated with this thread, just links that don't work when I post them here. But... the original U. of Wisc. source url above ( ) does have links that seem to work. Besides, they have a rather ominous copyright warning at the end that I wouldn't want FR or me to run afoul [of]!
  • Kansas mail carrier surprised by red tail boa constrictor snaked around mailbox

    08/18/2018 6:50:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 18, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A Kansas letter carrier was unable to carry out some of those Postal Service duties on Friday, after finding a snake on someone’s mailbox, police said. The scaly creature was found wrapped around the wall-mounted mailbox and railing outside a resident’s home, the Overland Park Police said on Twitter. The red tail boa constrictor, which appeared on Broadmoor Street, is believed to have broken free from a neighboring home, police told The Kansas City Star. Once discovered, the carrier called for help from animal control, police said.
  • 'Blues Brothers' Director John Landis Remembers Aretha Franklin: "She Was a Real Soldier"

    08/18/2018 5:47:31 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | john Landis
    Aretha agreed and then she came in and she listened to the tracks and she said, “I'd like to change the piano.” I said, “Of course, who would you like?” She said, “I’ll do it.” So she sat down at the piano with the mic and, with her back to us, started playing and singing. Her piano playing actually made a difference. It was more soulful.
  • Sprawling galaxy cluster found hiding in plain sight

    08/18/2018 5:42:48 PM PDT · by ETL · 23 replies
    MIT ^ | Aug 15, 2018 | Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
    MIT scientists have uncovered a sprawling new galaxy cluster hiding in plain sight. The cluster, which sits a mere 2.4 billion light years from Earth, is made up of hundreds of individual galaxies and surrounds an extremely active supermassive black hole, or quasar. The central quasar goes by the name PKS1353-341 and is intensely bright — so bright that for decades astronomers observing it in the night sky have assumed that the quasar was quite alone in its corner of the universe, shining out as a solitary light source from the center of a single galaxy. But as the MIT...
  • Batman No Longer Believes in God: DC Comics Turns Him From Christian to Atheist

    08/18/2018 5:10:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Batman, one of DC Comics' most recognizable fictional heroes, no longer believes in God in the latest comic book issue. ScreenRant shared the storyline details for Batman #53, released on Wednesday, which comes at the conclusion of comic writer Tom King's post-Catwoman/Batman wedding arc. In the story, Catwoman leaves Batman, whose secret identity is billionaire Bruce Wayne, at the altar. This leaves Wayne in a questioning state, where he explores his life and reflects on his theological background — he had been raised as a Christian by his father, Thomas. In one exchange with another character, Wayne is asked, "Do...
  • Columbus man's arms to be amputated after mauled by pit bulls

    08/18/2018 3:16:28 PM PDT · by Norski · 68 replies ^ | August 17, 2018 | Tony Sloan
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus man has to have his arms amputated after being attacked by three pit bulls. Forty-two-year-old Dudley Willis says he was walking home from the store last week when he was mauled by three pit bulls belonging to one the neighbors on the corner of 38th Street and Earline Avenue. “He was left laying here in this area, just left laying out here. Nobody called for help or nothing. He was just left laying out here,” says his sister Alycia Willis. Alycia Willis says he was left there for an hour and twenty-five minutes before...
  • White House counsel has spent 30 hours sharing details for Mueller probe:

    08/18/2018 2:54:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/2018 | TAL AXELROD
    White House counsel Donald McGahn has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to an explosive New York Times report published Saturday. McGahn has reportedly discussed accounts of multiple episodes at the center of Mueller's probe into whether President Trump obstructed justice. Sources told the Times that McGahn has had three voluntary interviews with Mueller's team totaling 30 hours. Among the episodes McGahn reportedly discussed with investigators is Trump’s firing last year of former FBI Director James Comey and the president's repeated urging of Attorney General Jeff...
  • How the Kardashians became more powerful than the royals

    08/18/2018 2:36:08 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies ^ | 08/18/2018 | dana schuster
    Like it or not, the Kardashians have risen from reality-TV stars — famed for sex tapes, plastic surgery and shotgun weddings — to America’s royal family. Critics have discounted the clan as an unfortunate blip on our cultural radar. But the ladies have taken their 15 minutes of fame and created a dynasty that might just be the most powerful in the world. In May, Kim successfully lobbied President Trump to commute the prison sentence of a 63-year-old grandmother, Alice Marie Johnson, who had served more than 20 years on drug charges. Kylie, meanwhile, single-handedly tanked Snapchat’s stock in February...
  • Residents in a black Chicago neighborhood claim cops left a 'bait truck' full of Nike sneakers[tr]

    08/18/2018 2:03:38 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/8/2018 | Hannah Moore
    Chicago Police are under fire after allegedly parking a 'bait truck' full of designer shoes in an impoverished neighborhood, two days in a row. Activists allege on at least one occasion last week, police parked the partially open truck near a group of children playing basketball in Englewood, southwest Chicago, in an attempt to lure them into committing a crime. 'Instead of stopping crime, they're trying to create it,' Martin Johnson, who spent an hour filming the second truck on Friday, said. He was joined by another local woman, Helen, who said police were forcing an already at-risk group of...
  • Man arrested for shooting another man...over who should play Aretha Franklin in a film [tr]

    08/18/2018 1:51:19 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 8/17/2018 | Emily Crane
    A Virginia man has been arrested for shooting another man in the middle of an argument about who should play Aretha Franklin in a film about the late singer. Michael Jermell Hatton, 44, and Tony Jonathan Lundy, 47, got into an altercation in a barber shop in Suffolk County on Thursday morning. The argument quickly turned physical when they got outside after Hatton pulled out a gun and allegedly shot Lundy at least once. Witnesses told WAVY that the two men had been arguing inside the barber shop about which actress should play the Queen of Soul in a movie....
  • Houston school scrambles to remove ‘sexist, misogynistic’ wall display following complaints

    08/18/2018 1:27:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 18, 2018 | Teri Webster
    A Houston, Texas, school scrambled to remove a quote displayed above a row of lockers after it was described as “sexist, misogynistic, and discriminatory.” A Twitter post shows a photo of the quote, a large wall decal that reads: “The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman.” The words were displayed at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center for the Performing and Visual Arts in the Houston Independent School District, according to published reports. The quote caused an uproar on social media Friday and was removed by Saturday morning, KTRK-TV reported. Twitter user @lbeckman wrote that the...
  • Our Incredible FLOTUS

    08/18/2018 1:09:39 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | 18 August 2018 | James Woods