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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Net Neutrality




     We’ve run this video before but now that the FCC’s attempt to regulate the internet have been brought back to the public’s attention we thought that Mr Oliver’s take on the cronyism and statism that is represented by the Obama administration’s plans to make the internet a “public utility” deserve further prominence . 

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Woman Dies After Airport Scanner Interferes With Her Pacemaker






” A woman fitted with a pacemaker has died after passing through an airport scanner in the southern Russian town of Ulan-Ude.

  Diana Tolstova, 30, died in the airport minutes after passing through the scanner. Her husband Maxim, 33, said that they had provided papers proving that Mrs Tolstova was fitted with the heart device – which is adversely affected by airport scanners.

” I don’t know what happened but she went through it anyway,” he told Central European News agency.

” When we got to the departure gate she began to feel dizzy and suddenly collapsed.

” I grabbed her in my arms and called for medical help.”


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From Off The Grid News





” If you could only buy five long guns, which specific long guns should you buy – and why?

  Here, we’ll answer that question in detail:

1. Ruger 10/22 .22 LR

  This is simply the most successful .22 semi-automatic rifle in production. First introduced in 1964, the Ruger 10/22 has gained a stout reputation for being durable, reliable, accurate and easily customizable. In fact, the Ruger 10/22 is the second-most easily customizable long gun on the market, second only to the AR series of rifles.

  The 10/22 comes equipped with a 10-round magazine, but after-market 25-round banana magazines and even drum magazines are highly available for greater capacity.

  If you can only have five long guns, you need a .22 rifle — without question. Semi-automatic .22s are always a good choice due to their high capacity, and they’re enjoyable to shoot. Another popular and reputable .22 rifle is the Marlin 60; however, the Marlin 60 is tube-fed, resulting in slower reloading times and less capacity, and is also nowhere near as customizable as the 10/22.

2. Mossberg 500 Field Combo 12 gauge

  The Mossberg 500 field combo shotgun is one of the most versatile shotguns available. A field combo kit comes with two barrels: an 18.5-inch barrel for self-defense and a 28-inch vented rib barrel for hunting and target shooting. The two barrels are very easy to interchange, essentially giving you a two-in-one package. The 12 gauge is also the most popular shotgun round on the market, so if you’re going to stock up on shotgun shells, the 12 gauge is without question the one to buy first.

  Ultimate Tactical Self-Defense And Hunting Weapon That Doesn’t Require A Firearms License!

  The Mossberg 500 is one of the most popular and reputable pump action shotguns ever produced, and is intended for use in harsh conditions. It is second in popularity only by a razor thin margin to the Remington 870 in America. The 870 also comes in field combo kits, so why the Mossberg and not the Remington?

  Though personal preference is always the deciding factor, there are a few factors that arguably push the 500 just over the 870 in my view. The Mossberg 500/590 series is known for being the only pump action shotguns to pass the US Army’s Mil-Spec 3443E, which is a brutal torture test of putting more than 3,000 buckshot rounds through each shotgun in harsh conditions. The safety on the 500 is also naturally ambidextrous as it is placed on the top-rear portion of the receiver rather than the rear of the trigger guard of the 870. Lastly, there have been some reports that the Remington 870 series has seen a dip in quality in recent years. While these reports are all people’s opinions and millions of Americans still swear by their 870s and will for the decades to come, the Mossberg 500 remains a solid pump shotgun in today’s market.

3. Colt AR-15 5.56x45mm.

  The most popular rifle sold off the shelves today is the AR-15, and for a variety of reasons: inexpensive ammo, ergonomics, high-capacity magazines, availability of parts, low recoil, and accuracy. The AR-15 is also perhaps the most versatile rifle on this list. It can be used for hunting (an AR-10 .308 would be better for larger game such as elk), is an excellent combat weapon, and in all regards, is a modern-day musket. All of the roles that were fulfilled by the musket in the Colonial-era have been fulfilled by the AR-15 in today’s modern age.

  There are dozens upon dozens of different manufacturers of high quality AR-15s, but Colt has been making AR-15s for decades and they are held in high regard today. Colt makes a variety of different AR-15 models and variants, with some having different features than others.

4. Winchester 1894 .30-30

  The most popular sporting rifle in American history is the Winchester 1894 in .30-30, one of John Browning’s greatest rifle designs and a top seller for Winchester. The .30-30 lever action is a very handy rifle to have and has become an American icon. The .30-30 is a popular American round allowing for availability of ammo and is also known for being an excellent deer hunting round. The 1894 itself is a very slim but robust rifle. This makes it an excellent truck gun, as well as for a light rifle to pack while scouting or hiking out in the woods.

  Lever-action rifles can be easily customizable to give them a more tactical appearance and function in stark contrast to the more classic appearances from the Western days. While the Winchester 1894 should not take the place of your AR-15 as a primary combat weapon in today’s era, it’s still a neat and handy little rifle that is often overlooked.

5. Winchester Model 70 .30-06

  Just like the 1894, the Model 70 is a legend and has always been a top seller for Winchester.  Winchester Model 70s, especially the pre-64 editions, are widely regarded as some of the highest quality production rifles ever made. The Model 70 has rightly earned the now well-known nickname “Rifleman’s Rifle.”

  The .30-06 is one of the most prolific and enduring rifle cartridges ever sold in America. It’s an excellent hunting round that can be used on both medium and large game. You couldn’t ask for a more high quality hunting rifle than a scoped Winchester Model 70 in .30-06.

What long guns would you had to this list? Which long gun would you take off the list? Leave your reply in the section below: “


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Akai Gurley: Black Man Shot And Killed By Police, Stepfather Angry At Accident






” Mr. Akai Gurley, a 28-year-old black man from Brooklyn, was shot and killed this week by a new police officer in what is being called an “unfortunate tragedy.” Yet Gurley’s stepfather is understandably angry about the accident, saying he is “p***** off,” and the New York community at large also seems full of unrest over the situation. Canada Journal News shares the latest on this breaking story this Saturday, November 22, 2014.

  While leaving a housing complex, Akai Gurley was said to be fatally shot. He was unarmed and involved in no criminal activity at the time, confirms the report. It seems in this sad case that the black man was killed by a rookie cop for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but not everyone is so sure. Gurley was leaving the Brooklyn apartment with his girlfriend by his side; this particular housing area where the accident occurred is known for its high crime rate.”


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A Touch Of Humor From Jodi Miller




Published on Nov 20, 2014

– Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
– China’s one-child limit
– IRS fraudulent refunds
– Gitmo detainees
– Fox series “Utopia” canceled
– Joe’s Crab Shack
– Bruce Jenner

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” Rather than claiming 97 percent of scientists believe in man-made global warming, hopefully now some media outlets will revise that number closer to 50 percent.

  Contrary to the repeated insistence of both climate alarmists and the media, scientists do not all agree on the standard climate alarmism talking points.  A Purdue University scholar, surveying scientists in the agricultural sector including climatologists, found surprising disagreement on humanity’s role in climate change. These findings, though contrary to popular narrative on climate change, are unsurprising to anyone familiar with the prevalence of dissent in the scientific community.

  Linda Prokopy, a Professor of Natural Resource Social Science at Purdue University, surveyed more than six thousand farmers and scientists and found widespread disagreement on human contributions to climate change. While 90 percent of scientists and climatologists surveyed thought the climate was changing, only about 50.4 percent contended that humans were the primary cause of these changes.

  More shocking was that just 53 percent of climatologists surveyed thought “Climate change is occurring, and it is caused mostly by human activities.” While that number of climatologists was small, the result is still significant.

  This evidence is inconvenient to the many media outlets that have endlessly repeated that 97 percent of scientists endorse the global warming hypothesis. Prominent outlets like NBC and The New York Times, as well as countless others, have effectively shut down debate by asserting there is no scientific debate. “


9-1-1 Caller Says Gun Held By Cleveland 12-Year-Old Shot By Police Was ‘Probably Fake’






”  The man who called 9-1-1 before a 12-year-old boy was shot by police told dispatchers the gun was “probably fake.”

  The man told police he was at the park near Cudell Recreation Center and could see “a guy with a pistol” on the swing set pulling the weapon from his pants and “scaring the s–t out of everyone.”

” There’s a guy with a pistol, and it’s probably fake,” he said quickly, “but he’s pointing it everybody.”

  When police arrived, a group of people were sitting around a table under a gazebo next to the rec center’s parking lot. A rookie officer in the car saw the pistol sitting on the table, and watched the boy grab it and put it in his waistband, Jeff Follmer said.

  The officer got out of the car and told the boy to raise his hands. Instead, police said, the boy reached into his waistband and grabbed the pistol.

  The officer fired two shots, at least one of which hit the boy in the stomach.

  The boy was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center in serious condition, though his condition was not immediately known Saturday night. “











Sorry Delta , but you’re pandering to the wrong crowd . No more business from us .

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Delta Air Lines, via its @DeltaNewsroom Twitter feed, expressed its support for “much needed” immigration reform on Friday, the day after President Obama delivered his executive amnesty speech.

In case there was any doubt that Delta, when citing immigration reform, was proposing an eventual legislative solution passed by Congress, a brief statement on the Delta website made it clear that it was President Obama and his pen that had the company’s support:

“Delta Air Lines applauds the steps announced this week to enact much-needed reforms to the nation’s immigration system,” said Joanne Smith, Delta’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “The President’s actions will provide economic development opportunities and enhance public safety by streamlining legal immigration while cracking down on illegal immigration at the border and focusing on deporting felons rather than families.”

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Delta & Louisiana Blues – 35 Great Tracks Of Delta Blues, Over One Hour And 44 Minutes Of Good Music





Published on May 9, 2014

” Delta & Louisiana Blues — 35 great tracks of Delta & Louisiana Blues featuring Muddy Waters, Big Joe Williams, Skip James, The Mississippi Sheiks, Sleepy John Estes, Son House, Elmore James, The Delta Boys, Charley Patton, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson and many more!

00:00 – I Be’s Troubled — Muddy Waters
03:05 – Cross Road Blues — Robert Johnson
05:38 – I’m a Guitar King – Tommy McClennan
08:28 – Sitting On Top of the World — The Mississippi Sheiks
11:33 – Fare Thee Well — Joe Callicott
14:44 – Devil Got My Woman — Skip James
17:44 – Little Girl In Rome — Otto Virgial
20:23 – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl – Sonny Boy Williamson
23:25 – Baby Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
26:49 – Avalon Blues – Mississippi John Hurt
29:53 – Cottonfield Blues – Garfield Akers
32 :48 – Labor Blues – Tom Dickinson
35:49 – Falling Down Blues – Robert Wilkins
38:28 – Don’t You Want to Know – The Delta Boys
41:38 – New Stock Yard Blues – Tim Wilkins
44:36 – Easin’ Back to Tennessee – Sleepy John Estes
47:18 – Shake’ Em On Down – Bukka White
50:21 – Got the blues – Mississippi John Hurt
53:13 – Come on in my kitchen – Robert Johnson
56:04 – Pretty baby blues – Bukka White
58:39 – Packing trunk blues – Lead Belly
01:01:34 – So lonesome – Ramblin Thomas
01:04:19 – Whiskey and women – Black Ace
01:07:35 – Bye bye bird – Sonny Boy Williamson
01:10:34 – Going through the bushes – Robert Pete Williams
01:14:06 – Magnolia blues – Charley Patton
01:17:13 – Future blues – Willie Brown
01:20:12 – Detroit blues – Tampa Red
01:23:36 – New York city – Lead Belly
01:26:42 – Joe Kirby – Charley Patton
01:29:52 – Stop breaking down – Sonny Boy Williamson
01:32:49 – Parchman farm blues – Bukka White
01:35:33 – Walking blues – Son House
01:38:33 – Jail House blues – Sam Collins
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Today In The Past




800 - Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.

1165 - Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome

1227 - Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa.

1248 - Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.

1334 - St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast

1499 - Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV

1556 - King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts

1577 - Water Geuzen under capt Slope enter Amsterdam

1644 - Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, and written by John Milton is published.




1654 - French mathematician, scientistand religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intensemystical vision that marks him for life.






1765 - People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England’s Stamp tax

1783 - Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)

1835 - Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY)

1852 - Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30′ (9m)




1863 - Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard KnobTN begins






1863 - Patent granted for a process of making color photographs

1864 - -25] Battle at Ball’s Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)

1867 - The Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England for rescuing two Irish men from jail.

1868 - Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process




1869 - In Dumbarton, Scotlandthe clipper Cutty Sark is launched - one of the last clippers ever to be builtand the only one still surviving to this day.







1887 - Notre Dame loses its 1st football game 8-0 to Michigan

1892 - Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed

1897 - Andrew J Beard invents “jerry coupler,” to connect railroad cars

1897 - Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love

1899 - 1st jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, SF)

1899 - Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers

1903 - Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in “Rigoletto”

1904 - 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis

1906 - Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy

1909 - Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes

1936 - 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce

1942 - Coast Guard Woman’s Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized

1942 - Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender

1942 - German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad

1942 - Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia




1942 - Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed






1943 - US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japs

1944 - US 7th army under Gen Patch conquers Straatsburg

1945 - Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends

1946 - French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000

1948 - Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects

1954 - For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.

1960 - Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St

1962 - Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL’s MVP

1963 - “Doctor Who,” the long-running British sci-fi series debuts in England

1963 - JFK’s body, lay in repose in East Room of White House

1963 - LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)

1963 - Doctor Who first broadcast

1964 - Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy

1966 - Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year

1971 - China People’s Republic seated in UN Security Council

1974 - 60 Ethiopia government officials executed

1976 - Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.

1977 - European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral

1979 - Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

1980 - 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy

1982 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6

1982 - FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads

1983 - USSR leave weapon disarmament talks

1984 - Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45




1985 - 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijacked Egyptair jet in Malta






1985 - Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China

1989 - Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines

1991 - A day before he dies, Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS

1991 - Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career

1992 - 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold

2003 - Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

2005 - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.

2007 - MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.

2009 - The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines

2010 - The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.

2011 - Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.





912 - Otto I, the Great, German king, Holy Roman emperor (962-73)

1221 - Alfonso X (the Wise), king of Castile & Leon (1252-84)

1402 - Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)

1417 - William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1487)

1553 - Prospero Alpini, Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)

1616 - John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (product of Wallis)

1632 - Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)

1705 - Thomas Birch, English historian (d. 1766)

1715 - Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)

1749 - Edward Rutledge, (Gov-SC)/attorney/signer (Decl of Independence)




1804 - Franklin PierceHillsboro NH, (D14th Pres (1853-1857)






1809 - Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1815 - William Dennison, postmaster/general (Union), died in 1882




1819 - Benjamin Mayberry PrentissMjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1901






1820 - Isaac Todhunter, British mathematician (d. 1884)

1837 - Johannes van der Waals, Leiden, Netherlands, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States), (d. 1923)




1859 - Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYCfrontier outlaw, (d. 1881)






1860 - Karl Branting, Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)

1864 - Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (d. 1936)

1869 - Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)




1878 - Ernest J KingUS fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WW II)









1883 - Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico, painter (Epic of Culture in New World)




1887 - Boris Karloff, [William H Pratt], Dulwich Engldactor (Frankenstein)






1887 - Henry Moseley, English physicist (d. 1915)

1888 - Harpo Marx, [Adolph] NYC, actor/comedian (Marx brothers)

1894 - Ture Persson, Sweden, sprinter (Olympic-silver-1912)

1897 - Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)




1902 - Aaron BankAmerican OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (d. 2004)





1908 - Nelson S. Bond, American science fiction writer (d. 2006)

1914 - [Arthur] Wilson “Bob” Tucker, US, sci-fi author (Time Masters)

1920 - Wayne Thiebaud, American painter




1923 - R. L. BurnsideAmerican bluesman ,musician (d. 2005)


Poor Black Mattie

Rollin and Tumblin

Goin’ Down South





1923 - Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (d. 1986)

1925 - Johnny Mandel, American songwriter

1931 - Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Oly-gold-1956, 60)

1931 - Gloria Lynne, American singer

1932 - Michael Knight, air chief marshall/British leader (NATO)

1933 - Hayes Jenkins, US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1956)

1934 - Michael Wayne, producer (McQ, Chisum, Green Berets, McLintock)

1934 - Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)

1939 - Betty Everett, US singer (Getting Mighty Crowded)

1941 - Franco Nero, Italian actor

1942 - Susan Anspach, American actress

1943 - Andrew Goodman, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964

1944 - Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter (Basic Instinct, Showgirls)




1945 - Steve LandesbergBronx NYcomedian/actor (Barney Miller)






1946 - Diana Quick, London England, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job)

1948 - Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer

1951 - Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)

1951 - David Rappaport, London England, 3’11″ actor (Wizard, Time Bandits)

1952 - Bill Troiano, musician

1954 - Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist

1955 - Steven Brust, [Karl Zoltan], US, sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)

1956 - Shane Gould, Brisbane Queensland, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972)

1957 - John “Jellybean” Benitez, music producer

1959 - Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)

1960 - Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)

1960 - Robin Roberts, American television reporter

1961 - Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author

1962 - Mike Nocito, rocker

1965 - Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympics-silver-88)

1966 - Charlie Grover, musician (Sponge)

1967 - Diane O’Grady, North Bay Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1968 - Hamid Hassani, Iranian scholar and lexicographer

1970 - Oded Fehr, Israeli actor

1980 - David Britz, American nano-technologist

1980 - Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player

1991 - Anurag Kashyap, 2005 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion

1992 - Miley Cyrus, Nashville, Tennessee, actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb)





615 - Columbanus, Irish monastery founder/poet/saint (Poenitentiale), dies

947 - Berthold, Duke of Bavaria

955 - Edred, King of England (b. c. 923)

1249 - Ajjoeb, sultan of Egypt, dies

1407 - Louis, duke of Orleans, murdered

1503 - Bona of Savoy, Italian noblewoman (b. 1449)

1503 - Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1446)




1616 - Richard HakluytEnglish writer , geographer (b. 1552)






1763 - Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)

1783 - Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (b. 1714)

1814 - Elbridge Gerry, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 70

1865 - René E de Russy, West Indian/US brig-general, dies at about 75

1902 - Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies

1937 - Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)

1937 - George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)




1973 - Sessue Hayakawaactor (Tokyo Joe)dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83






1974 - Cornelius Ryanwar reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54






1979 - Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68

1990 - Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37




1990 - Roald DahlBritish short story author (Sweet Mystery of Life), dies at 74






1991 - Klaus Kinski, actor (Android, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65

1992 - Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies

1993 - Gerarda “Meik” Rueter, sculptor, dies at 89

1995 - Junior Walker, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 64

1995 - Louis Malle, film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63

2001 - O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)

2006 - Betty Comden, American lyricist (b. 1917)




2006 - Alexander LitvinenkoRussian spy (b. 1962)






2006 - Anita O’Day, American singer (b. 1919)

2006 - Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)

2011 - Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78

2011 - Jim Rathmann, 1960 Indianapolis 500 winner, dies at 83





















Judge Jeanine Ravages Obama’s Lawless Immigration Orders





Published on Nov 22, 2014

” Comparing him at one point to Tony Soprano, Judge Jeanine Pirro rips Obama from stem to stern for his outlandish and lawless immigration “orders.” “










‘Human Skull Found In Mars’ Hoax: Is It Alien Bones, UFO, Or Just Another Rock?







” A recently discovered NASA photograph of what looks like a human skull lying on the surface of Mars has intrigued many people with a lot of buzz on social media platforms. 

  The image was reportedly taken by the panoramic camera on the Spirit rover in the planet a few years ago, but gained notice recently after the Paranormal Crucible website posted a YouTube video of the image with digital alterations to make it look even more like a skull.

Although the digitally altered picture of the image appears to push the theory that Alien creatures could have lived in the red planet, the image itself does not seem to be convincing enough to draw any conclusion. Many would only argue that it is nothing more than just another rock in the planet.”


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Watch A Semi-Truck’s World-Record Jump Over A Lotus F1 Car







” Wanna see a world-record stunt? Something crazy and mind-blowing and death-defying? How does a tractor-trailer breaking the Guinness World Record for jump length tickle you? Oh, and for good measure, a Lotus Formula 1 car. Yeah, that’ll do.

  So here’s the setup: Mike Ryan, the guy who can race a big rig up Pikes Peak or drift it around a racetrack as if he was driving a normal-size car, designed the stunt and is the wheelman in the truck. Martin Ivanov pilots the F1 car. Both guys have extensive experience as stunt drivers in various Bond, Bourne, and Fast and Furious movies. In other words: these are very experienced professionals, so definitely don’t try this at home. “


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Bunny Mellon’s Blue Diamond Sells For More Than $32.6 Million, Sets Two World Auction Records







” A 9.75-carat fancy vivid blue diamond from the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon sold for more than $32.6 million, shattering its high estimate of $15 million at Sotheby’s New York Thursday. The price set a world auction record for any blue diamond; and at more than $3.3 million per carat, it set a world auction record for price-per-carat for any diamond.

  The pear-shaped diamond was sought after by seven bidders who competed for 20 minutes for the gem, Sotheby’s said. It ultimately sold to a Hong Kong private collector who named it “The Zoe Diamond.”

“ From the moment I saw this diamond, I knew that it would be one of the most important stones that I will ever have the privilege of presenting at auction,” said Gary Schuler, head of Sotheby’s Jewelry Department in New York. “Mrs Mellon’s diamond absolutely deserves the place in the record books that it achieved tonight.” “












Here Is Where Homes Are Most Affordable For The Middle Class


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” If you’re struggling to buy a home in San Francisco or New York, you may want to consider Dayton or Rochester.

  Those are two of the U.S. cities where middle-class buyers are most likely to find an affordable home, according to a new report by the real-estate website Trulia.

  In Trulia’s map below, the bubbles represent the size of a metropolitan area’s housing market. The colors represent the percentage of housing in that market that Trulia considers affordable to the middle class.

  By Trulia’s definition, a city is affordable if “the total monthly payment, including mortgage, insurance, and property taxes, is less than 31% of the metro area’s median household income.” Thus, what’s affordable varies from city to city. “



The least affordable areas come as no surprise …



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These Are The Most Stressed Out ZIP Codes In America



These Are The Most Stressed ZIP Codes In America





” How’s your day at work going? Well, we hope it’s not too bad, considering how stressful things can be nowadays. Bills to pay, rent that’s due, long commutes…it’s enough to make you want to tear your hair out. Could things really be any worse?

  As it turns out, yes, it could be much worse. Don’t believe us? Well, here at the Movoto Real Estate Blog, we tend to be pretty good at making lists, and it doesn’t stress us out too much, so, we decided to make a list of the absolute most stressful ZIP codes to call home. Some of them will probably be a bit surprising.

The most stressed ZIP codes in the nation were:

1. 44093, Williamsfield, OH
2. 38647, Michigan City, MS
3. 93640, Mendota, CA
4. 36776, Sawyerville, AL
5. 38617, Coahoma, MS
6. 37018, Beechgrove, TN
7. 39743, Crawford, MS
8. 77032, Houston, TX
9. 85172, Stanfield, AZ
10. 29915, Daufuskie Island, SC


  Now, you’re probably thinking that there’s no possible way that some little place in Ohio is more stressed out than your home ZIP. To find out how we got these results, just head down to the very next section, where we talk about our methods. If you’re curious about the 50 most stressed out spots, you can check the chart at the bottom and see if your home ranked. “


Read the rest and find out where your neighborhood stands 









Drone Captures Scope Of Massive Snowfall In Otherwise Unreachable Great Lakes Area




” With two days having passed since the heaviest lake-effect snow buried parts of western New York, numerous communities remain under a state of emergency, with residents confined to their homes in the wake of several travel bans.

  Snowbound James Grimaldi, however, of West Seneca, New York, used his drone to capture the aerial views of his neighborhood, revealing snow-covered roofs and eerily quiet roadways.

  West Seneca received 61.5 inches of snow from late Tuesday night into Friday but was far from the hardest-hit area.

” The areas that got hit the hardest were farther away from the lake than West Seneca and had lower temperatures,” Expert Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.

” In West Seneca, the air was warmer and the snow was heavier and wetter, so it compacted more than fluffy snow would have,” he said.

  In Lancaster, New York, more than 74 inches fell, making it difficult for plows and shoveling efforts to keep up with the demand.”


Thanks to AccuWeather










Hidden Camera Teaches Guys An Important Health Lesson




Published on Nov 2, 2014

” November is Men’s Health Awareness Month. This NYC Hidden Street Cam serves as a reminder to all men that they should check out their own butt as well. Here are a few important facts about prostate cancer:

- Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.
- If detected early, prostate cancer is nearly 100% preventable.

Media inquiries:

Thank you ladies:

Natalia –
Brittany –…
Lidia – “



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The 21 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now







” Whether you’re a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out. “

Popular Mechanics has them all 

UK’s First ‘Poo Bus’ Goes Into Service Between Bristol And Bath







” The UK’s first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.

  The 40-seat “Bio-Bus” runs on biomethane gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste.

  The eco-friendly vehicle can travel up to 300km (186 miles) on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of about five people to produce.

  It is run by tour operator Bath Bus Company and will shuttle people between Bristol Airport and Bath city centre.

  The biomethane gas is generated at Bristol sewage treatment works in Avonmouth, which is run by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water.

  GENeco general manager Mohammed Saddiq said: “Gas-powered vehicles have an important role to play in improving air quality in UK cities but the Bio-Bus goes further than that and is actually powered by people living in the local area, including quite possibly those on the bus itself.” “













Elections Matter?








” “Elections matter,” declared President Obama in his 2012 victory speech. “Elections matter,” he reiterated shortly before the 2014 midterms.

  But it turns out they don’t. Not to him. You gotta hand it to the guy: It would be hard to devise a more open expression of contempt for the will of the people than what he’s just done. An election was held. His party lost, badly. And, without waiting for the new guys even to take their seats, in the so-called “lame-duck session” (an unnecessary carbuncular proceduralism most developed nations manage to do without), the President tells the – oh, what’s the word? – “citizenry”, “Hey, thanks for taking the trouble to drive to the polling station the other day. Leave your name at the desk and if we need you for cheering extras at my photo-op we’ll get back to you.” You can change legislators. Meanwhile, he’ll change the legislation.

  I’m getting weary of the monarchical comparisons, which are a bit of an insult to real monarchs. The Obama model seems to owe more to Judge Dredd, the popular comic-book figure with the power to arrest, convict, sentence and execute as he does what’s necessary to bring hope and change to a dystopian megalopolis. Likewise, President Dredd: “He is the Law, and you’d better believe it!” A contempt for the people and for constitutional and legal restraints is what ties the President’s actions on Thursday night to Eric Holder’s corrupt justice department to Lois Lerner’s corrupt revenue agency to Jonathan Gruber’s corrupt health commissariat (merely to skim the surface of the most recent additions to the unending Obama-scandals document dump).

  To express common-or-garden contempt for the will of the people, Obama could have simply repealed another handful of inconvenient paragraphs from Obamacare or made Lois Lerner Attorney-General, but the form of contempt he chose is especially exquisite: “legalizing” millions of foreign law-breakers and setting them on the path to US citizenship. The chief of state has heard the voice of the people and his message to them is: “Yeah, whatever, I can always get another people. Hey, here comes five million or so right now, plus another ten million in chain-migration relatives down the road…” “


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