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Dear Mr. Chairman,Don’t Break The Internet!

 

 

 

 

 

Save The Internet

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” ALLOWING THE GOVERNMENT TO RUN THE INTERNET LIKE A UTILITY OPENS THE DOOR TO ABUSE. WE NEED YOUR VOICE NOW TO OPPOSE TITLE II — PROTECT AN OPEN INTERNET! “

 

 

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Another Oklahoma beheading …

Originally posted on KFOR.com:

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STILLWATER, Okla. – A 21-year-old Stillwater man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of an area college student who, according to police, was nearly decapitated.

Isaiah Marin Courtesy: Payne County Jail

Isaiah Marin
Courtesy: Payne County Jail

Isaiah Zoar Marin, 21,  is accused of using a “long knife or sword” to kill 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett at an apartment in the 400 block of S. Oakdale in Stillwater.

Police say the two men were “acquaintances” and Crockett was attending class at Northern Oklahoma College, but was planning to transfer to OSU.

On Wednesday afternoon, officers say they received a 911 call from Marin, saying he had just killed someone.

According to an arrest affidavit, Marin told police, “I murdered someone.”

According to the affidavit, he began “rambling about sacrificing and magic.”

Officers found him walking along State Highway 51 in western Stillwater, covered in blood and carrying a knife.

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Multiple NC Campaign Workers Willing To Aid Non-Citizen With Felony Kay Hagan Votes

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Oct 30, 2014

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  A stunning undercover video exposes a reckless disregard of election law in North Carolina. Multiple campaign operatives and workers, both democrats and republicans, encourage felony voter fraud.

  A Project Veritas Action operative poses as an enthusiastic wanna-be voter, who also happens to be a non U. S. citizen. When she asks campaign managers and other campaign operatives if it is okay if she votes they all say yes, no problem.

  Greg Amick, Campaign Manager for Mecklenburg County Sheriff hopeful Irwin Carmichael, says, ‘it shouldn’t be an issue at all.” Martin Kelly, the father of Superior Court Judge candidate David Kelly adds, “If they registered her, then she can’t get in trouble. All they can do is say no. They can’t do anything else.”

Follow Project Veritas Action at:
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Don’t Read This List If You Scare Easily!

 

 

 

 

 

 

” New Jersey is a scary place, and I don’t mean the skyrocketing property taxes, monumental traffic jams and assorted crises and catastrophes that are our daily lot.

  I mean scary places: the haunted houses, abandoned buildings, creepy cemeteries and ghoulish legends packed into this tiny, terrifying state.

  Here’s my list of the Garden State’s 10 Creepiest Places, drawn from personal experience and my book New Jersey Curiosities, plus the archives of that indispensable and bottomless fount of strangeness, Weird N.J.

  Speaking of Weird N.J., here’s my story on an unforgettable road trip with Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran, WNJ’s founders.

  Have your own favorite scary place or story? Feel free to share — if you dare! “

 

 

Here’s a sample …

 

 

” 10. The Spy House, Port Monmouth. Often dubbed “the most haunted house in America,” the Spy House has long been the home of ghostly apparitions and paranormal presences.

  Proprietor Thomas Seabrook spied on British troops during the Revolutionary War, and pirates buried their dead in the cellar. The house has been called “The Grand Central of Ghosts.”

  The Seabrook-Wilson Homestead, as it’s also known, now houses the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, which will host upcoming programs on seals and snowy owls. There is no mention of the building’s ghostly history on the park web site. Hmmm, what are they trying to hide? “

 

 

See all ten here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Yep. Seriously, take a look at these absurd tweets from Susan Rice, y’all:

Apparently, ideas, like truth, are hard to Ms. Rice.

It’s hard to believe she was able to do so, but being a pathological liar might have helped. Citizens swiftly spanked Rice: Did she forget that it was reported that a “senior administration official” described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “chickensh*t”?

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Killer Clown 3 – The Uncle! Scare Prank!

 

 

Published on Sep 7, 2014

” The psycho killer clown is back and this time his uncle’s here to join the party!
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*****MORE INFO IN THE DESCRIPTION*****

- The Guys from the stream roller scene called the police and the cops seized one of my cameras, containing one of the best reactions, I’ve ever had from the clown pranks. Once I get it back, I will post the scene directly on Facebook: https://facebook.com/dmpranks

- The guy, who jumped into the water also called the cops and we nearly had our entire crew arrested. Luckily, the cops were cool and we got lucky.

- The reveals and deleted scenes will be posted on my Facebook page in the following days or I’ll put up an annotation at the end of the video, linking to an Youtube video, containing everything.

- It took us about 5 weeks to produce this video.

- Getting the right victims was by far the hardest part, we’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time, cooperating over radio stations, choosing and waiting for the right victims.

- If someone’s face is blurred out, that’s because he/she didn’t sign our release form and the police was called several times too.

*** The chainsaw had its chain removed *** “

 

 

 

Below is the DM Pranks crew’s latest effort , just in time for Halloween . What’s creepier than Nazi mutants ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Oct 27, 2014

” ***DO NOT TRY TO EMULATE THIS AT HOME***
In 1942 something went wrong during a nazi experiment, they didn’t know what that was about to lead 72 years later. “

 

 

 

Viewers can see our posts on the other two Killer Clown pranks here and here . Happy Halloween .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Best Bolt-Action Rifles Of All Time

 

 

10 Best Bolt-Actions

 

 

 

” Hundreds of different bolt-action rifles originated in Europe and the United States, and today hunters have a wide selection of turnbolt rifles to meet every hunting situation and budget. The modern bolt-action rifle is lighter and more accurate than at any time in history. Over the past several years there have been numerous upgrades to bolt-action design in the form of synthetic stocks, improved finishes and better machining, but today’s rifles remain very much true to original designs.

  A few bolt-action designs stand out as the best in history. Some have a reputation for rock-solid dependability, some have become hunting field favorites, and others have revolutionized bolt gun design. Certain guns, such as the Winchester Model 70, have been the basis for a number of other, later designs that have also been successful. Others, such as the Remington Model 700, have become so widely accepted by shooters and hunters that you’ll find one in virtually every hunting camp in the country. However, all of these guns, have earned a place in history as the best bolt guns ever created.

  Here’s a look at the 10 best bolt guns of all time. Be sure to vote for your favorite and enter the debate! “

 

See the editor’s other choices and vote for yours here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Social Psychology Biased Against Republicans?

 

 

 

 

 

” On January 27, 2011, from a stage in the middle of the San Antonio Convention Center, Jonathan Haidt addressed the participants of the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. The topic was an ambitious one: a vision for social psychology in the year 2020. Haidt began by reviewing the field that he is best known for, moral psychology. Then he threw a curveball. He would, he told the gathering of about a thousand social-psychology professors, students, and post-docs, like some audience participation. By a show of hands, how would those present describe their political orientation? First came the liberals: a “sea of hands,” comprising about eighty per cent of the room, Haidt later recalled. Next, the centrists or moderates. Twenty hands. Next, the libertarians. Twelve hands. And last, the conservatives. Three hands.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Social psychology, Haidt went on, had an obvious problem: a lack of political diversity that was every bit as dangerous as a lack of, say, racial or religious or gender diversity. It discouraged conservative students from joining the field, and it discouraged conservative members from pursuing certain lines of argument. It also introduced bias into research questions, methodology, and, ultimately, publications. The topics that social psychologists chose to study and how they chose to study them, he argued, suffered from homogeneity. The effect was limited, Haidt was quick to point out, to areas that concerned political ideology and politicized notions, like race, gender, stereotyping, and power and inequality. “It’s not like the whole field is undercut, but when it comes to research on controversial topics, the effect is most pronounced,” he later told me. (Haidt has now put his remarks in more formal terms, complete with data, in a paper forthcoming this winter in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.)

  Haidt was far from the first to voice concern over the liberal slant in academia, broadly speaking, and in social psychology in particular. He was, however, the first to do it quite so visibly—and the reactions were vocal. At first, Haidt was pleased. “People responded very constructively,” he said. “They listened carefully, took it seriously. That speaks very well for the field. I’ve never felt as if raising this issue has made me into a pariah or damaged me in any way.” For the most part, his colleagues have continued to support his claims—or, at least, the need to investigate them further. Some, however, reacted with indignation. “

 

Read the rest at the at the New Yorker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drill Bit Plows Into Subway Tunnel, Grazes Train Car In Queens

 

 

Queens Subway Car Drilled

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” An enormous drill bit plowed right into a subway tunnel and grazed an occupied F Train in Queens on Thursday.

  The train had just pulled out of the 21st Street station in Long Island City, Queens, around 11:45 a.m., when the drill bit plowed into the occupied subway car, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority confirmed to CBS2.

“ That could have killed somebody. That could have hurt somebody,” said Trinidad Casas of Long Island City.

“ I don’t even know how that’s possible, so yeah, that’s pretty scary,” Anthony Jerez of Long Island City.

  The drilling was part of the East Side Access project to bring the Long Island Rail Road trains to Grand Central Terminal, officials said. A worker employed by a contractor — Griffin Dewatering New England Inc. — was using the drill above ground near the station, and was supposed to be expanding a construction well, officials said.”

 

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Isis Wants To Spread Ebola: Security Chief

 

 

Isis wants to spread Ebola: security chief

 

 

 

” The Spanish government is taking seriously discussions in internet chat rooms on how terrorists could use biological weapons including Ebola in its war against the West, a top official said in parliament on Wednesday.

  Spain’s state secretary for security, Francisco Martínez, has told Congress that jihadists with connections to the extremist force Isis have discussed on internet forums how they could use Ebola as a weapon against the United States and the West in general.

  Speaking on Wednesday in the congressional Interior Committee, Martínez pointed to internet conversations of this kind as proof that jihadists treat cyberspace as “an extension of the battlefield”. 

  The state secretary said that it was necessary to combat the online challenge posed by extremists’ use of the internet, explaining that terrorist groups have identified six objectives in their online activities: “Threatening enemies through propaganda, preparing operations, exchanging information, ideological training, recruiting new members and acquiring finance”. “

 

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FBI Raids Calexico Police Department

 

 

 

 

” Several officers in Calexico were suspended after federal agents raided the police department Thursday, authorities said.

  FBI agents entered the Calexico Police Department at 9:45 a.m. and seized computer hard drives, documents and other items as a part of an on-going investigation, according to San Diego FBI special agent Darrell Foxworth.

  Calexico Interim Police Chief Michael Bostic suspended several police officers from duty, but did not release any other details.

  The FBI, District Attorney’s Office and Imperial County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the investigation and refused to discuss information about the investigation.”

 

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Surfing @ 1000 Frames Per Second

 

 

 

 

” All images where shot using The Phantom Flex, Phantom Miro M-320S and the new Phantom 4K Flex with Arri Ultra prime lenses and Chris Bryan Films custom underwater housing’s. Please visit my website for more info: WWW.CHRISBRYANFILMS.COM or EMAIL: CHRIS@CHRISBRYANFILMS.COM
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Follow Chris on Instagram @CHRISBRYANFILMS if your interested in seeing more of his work and travels.
Edit: Tom Hannam
Music Artist: Hans Zimmer. Song:Time.
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Colour grade: Warren Lynch IC Films

Surfers in order of appearance:
Opening shot: Mark Matthews
Matthew Meola
Jay Davies
Craig Anderson
Clay Marzo
Kelly Slater
Creed McTaggert x 2
Billy Kean
Mark Matthews
Taj Burrow
Random surfer underwater
John-John Florence
Kelly Slater
John-John Florence
Jack Freestone
Dean Morrison
John-John Florence
Mikey Brennan
John-John Florence
Taj Burrow x 2
Caio Ibelli
John-John Florence (again)
Matthew Meola
Jay Davies. “

From ReasonTV

 

 

 

” “A lot of times, when [Republicans] are on the stage with Libertarian candidates, we are agreeing with you guys–with libertarians–more than we are agreeing with Democrats,” says Kirsten Kukowski, press secretary for the Republican National Committee.

  So should small-“L” libertarians vote for Republicans next week? “

 

 

    While the GOP has consistently shown itself to be nothing but “democrat lite” and spineless to boot , we can think of one overwhelming reason to vote republican this year … Supreme Court … nothing more need be said . 

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Wendy Davis Earrings

 

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” To commemorate Wendy Davis in her run for Texas State Governor in 2014 and her 13 hours filibuster in support of late term abortions I’ve taken my first crack at jewelry design. – SABO “

 

 

 

Be ready SABO fans , the artist has promised one more street art performance before the election … stay tuned .

 

Voting Error At Moline Public Library

 

 

 

Published on Oct 28, 2014

” I voted in Moline on Monday October 27. I had heard about the machines having issues on TV, but I was shocked when it started happening to me!!

Check out this story on KWQC
http://www.kwqc.com/story/26888030/cl… “

 

 

   Illinois “calibration errors” were originally reported on a week ago in Cook county , but as this video demonstrates , it is still going on , now in Rock Island county as well , but what does one expect from the land of the voting dead .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many Empty Seats At Hillary Rally In Maryland

 

 

 

 

Hillary doesn’t have to worry , the Maryland voting machines and election board have got her covered …

Blues & Nothing But – Nothing But The Blues, 26 Great Tracks!

 

 

 

Published on Oct 27, 2014

” Blues & Nothing But – Nothing But The Blues, 26 great tracks !
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00:00 – I Hate to See You Go – Little Walter
02:18 – Keep It to Yourself – Sonny Boy Williamson
05:11 – Don’t Start Me Talkin’ – Sugar Blue
09:09 – 29 Days – Willie Dixon
11:22 – When the Lights Go Out – Jimmy Witherspoon
14:16 – Rattlesnake – John Brim
17:30 – Rag Mama Rag – Blind Boy Fuller
20:36 – Moanin’ At Midnight – Howlin Wolf
23:34 – I’m Ready – Muddy Waters
26:39 – Who Do You Love? – Bo Diddley
29:12 – Walkin’ the Boogie – John Lee Hooker
31:57 – Chicago Bound – Jimmy Rogers
34:41 – Labor Blues – Tom Dickinson
37:43 – Banana In Your Fruit Basket – Bo Carter
40:51 – Doctor Ross Boogie – Doctor Ross
43:32 – Biscuit Baking Mama – Eddie Burns
46:05 – Sonny Boy’s Jump – Sonny Boy Williamson
48:59 – I’m Getting Tired – Snooky Pryor
51:38 – Blues With a Feeling – Little Walter
54:47 – Riding on the Moonlight – Howlin Wolf
57:58 – Chicago Breakdown – Doctor Ross
01:00:56 – I Want You By My Side – Jazz Gillum
01:04:27 – Sitting On Top of the World – The Mississippi Sheiks
01:07:32 – My Time Is Expensive – Clarence Gatemouth Brown

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Tim Hawkins On National Anthems

 

 

 

Published on Nov 26, 2012

” Tim would love to hear some of his favorite artists perform our National Anthem. It might sound a little something like this… From Tim’s new release “Push Pull Point Pow”. DVD and Digital download available at https://timhawkins.brushfireapp.com/s… “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FPSRussia HCAR – Heavy Counter Assault Rifle

 

 

 

 

Richard Rumbold

 

” I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 9:1, NLTse).

802 – Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out

 

 

 

834 – 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints

 

 

 

 

 

1517 – Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church – Protestant Reformation

1541 – Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican

1596 – English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish “Drievoudig Covenant”

1793 – Execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror

1808 – Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain

1815 – Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner’s safety lamp

1837 – Collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Miss; 300 die

 

 

 

1846 – Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

1863 – The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.

1864 – Nevada admitted as 36th state of the Union

1868 – Standard uniform approved for US postal carriers

1876 – Cyclone hits Bengal, about 200,000 die

1888 – John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tyre

1892 – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

1913 – 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated

1914 – Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey

1917 – World War I: Battle of Beersheba – “last successful cavalry charge in history”

1918 – Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week

1922 – Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy

1923 – 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins

1925 – Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad Shah in Persia

1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.

1940 – Battle of Britain, fought between the RAF and Luftwaffe over the English Channel and southern England, ends

1940 – Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into Warsaw Ghetto

1941 – Mount Rushmore Monument is completed

1941 – Prior to US in WW II, Germany torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James

1942 – 9th day of the Battle of El Alamein

1943 – World War II: F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception.

1950 – Collazo & Torresola attempt to kill Harry Truman in Washington, DC

1952 – 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated at Marshall Islands

1954 – Algerian Revolution against French begins

1956 – Rear Adm GJ Dufek becomes 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole

1956 – Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal

1956 – Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service

1960 – Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die

1961 – Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras

1963 – Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport

1963 – Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at “Holiday on Ice” (Indiana)

1967 – Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep

1968 – President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam

1969 – Race riot in Jacksonville Florida

1972 – Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award

1973 – Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award

1974 – Ted Bundy victim Laura Aime disappears in Utah

1974 – Durch Marines end hostage crisis in Scheveningen prison

1975 – Bob Geldof’s 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats

1980 – Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)

1980 – Polish government recognizes Solidarity trade union

1981 – 1st live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)

1983 – Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia

1984 – Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire

1984 – Indian PM Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in New Delhi

1987 – 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)

1988 – 19°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct

1988 – 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23

1988 – Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia

1992 – Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky dive

1992 – Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years

1993 – 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match

1997 – British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life in death of Matthew Eappen 8½ months (judge changes to time served)

1999 – Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.

2000 – The last Multics machine was shut down.

2002 – A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.

2011 – The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations

 

 

 

 

Births

1291 – Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet

1345 – Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)

1424 – Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary

1538 – Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)

1622 – Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)

1632 – Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer), (d. 1675)

1692 – Comte de Caylus, French archaeologist (d. 1765)

1737 – James Lovell, American educator (d. 1789)

 

 

 

1740 – William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

 

 

 

 

 

1755 – Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist

1825 – Raleigh Edward Colston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896

1826 – Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905

1827 – Richard Morris Hunt, American educator (d. 1895)

1831 – Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901

1835 – Adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933

1835 – J F W Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905)

1847 – Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)

1887 – Chiang Kai-shek, Chekiang Province China, pres of Nationalist China

1888 – George Hubert Wilkins, Aust, polar explorer (Flying the Arctic)

1895 – Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian/publicist

1902 – Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)

1906 – Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)

1912 – Dale Evans, [Frances Butts], Uvalde Tx, cowgirl (Roy Rogers Show)

1912 – Ollie Johnston, American animator (d. 2008)

1920 – Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)

1920 – Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)

1922 – Norodom Sihanouk, King/President/Premier of Cambodia (My War with the CIA), (d. 2012)

1922 – Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist (d. 2004)

1925 – Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], New York City, New York, American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive)

1925 – John Pople, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)

1930 – Michael Collins, Rome, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11)

1931 – Dan Rather, Wharton, Texas, American journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)

1936 – Michael Landon, Forest Hills NY, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven)

1941 – Lucas Brown Jackson, San Marcos Tx, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1964)

1941 – Derek Bell, British racing driver

1942 – David Ogden Stiers, Peoria Ill, actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc)

1944 – Deidre Hall, Milwaukee, actress (Days of our Lives, Our House)

1944 – Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride ‘em Jewboy)

1944 – Sally Kirkland, NYC, actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama)

1945 – Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor

1946 – Stephen Rea, Belfast, Northern Ireland, film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)

1947 – Frank Shorter, Munich Germany, US marathoner (Oly-gold/silver-72, 76)

1947 – Russ Ballard, rocker (Argent)

1949 – Bob Selbenberg, rocker (Supertramp)

1950 – Jane Pauley, Indianapolis Indiana, newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend)

 

 

 

1950 – John Candy, Ontario Canada, comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck)

 

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1950 – Zaha Hadid, British architect

1950 – Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General

1952 – Bernard Edwards, Greenville NC, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love)

1959 – Neal Stephenson, American author

1960 – Reza Pahlavi, Iran, son of Shah of Iran

1961 – Alonzo Babers, Montgomery Ala, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic-gold-1984)

1961 – Christine Bridged, Australian European class yachter (Olympics-96)

1961 – Larry Mullen Jr, Dublin Ireland, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow)

1961 – Peter Jackson, Pukerua Bay, New Zealand, film director (Lord of the Rings – Academy Award, Best Director, 2003)

1963 – Dermot Mulroney, Alexandria VA, actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone)

1963 – Mikkey Dee, Swedish musician, drummer for Motörhead

1964 – Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions)

1964 – Darryl Worley, American country singer

1966 – Ad-Rock, [Adam Horowitz], rocker (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight)

1967 – Vanilla Ice, American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice)

1970 – Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)

1970 – Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon)

1970 – Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death, among others)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1147 – Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)

1448 – Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies

1517 – Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)

1556 – John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50

1641 – Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer, dies at about 41

1659 – John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)

1723 – Cosimo III de’ Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81

1793 – Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40

1879 – Big Snake, brother of Ponca chief Standing Bear, dies

 

 

1879 – Joseph Hooker, American General (b. 1814)

 

 

 

 

1920 – Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (b. 1854)

1926 – Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured

1964 – Theodore C Freeman, astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash

1968 – Ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], actor (Ben Hur), dies at 69

1983 – George S Halas, NFL coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 88

1984 – Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66

1986 – Robert S Mulliken, US physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90

1987 – Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image), dies at 83

1988 – John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase, Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86

1991 – Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million), dies of cancer at 97

1991 – Joseph Papp, Broadway producer (Chorus Line), dies of cancer at 70

 

 

1993 – Edwin A Walker, US Maj-Gen, dies of lung cancer at 84

 

 

 

 

 

1993 – Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73

1993 – River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23

1994 – Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer, dies at 76

1995 – Rosalind Cash, actress (Emma-Go Tell It on the Mountain), dies at 56

2000 – Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)

2002 – Raf Vallone, Italian actor (b. 1916)

2005 – Hal Anger, American biophysicist (b. 1920)

2006 – Pieter Willem Botha, President of South Africa (b. 1916)

2010 – Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (b. 1928)

 

 

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FBI Agents Posing As Internet Repairmen At Las Vegas Hotel Use ‘Oceans 11′-Style Tactics To Try And Bust Illegal Gambling Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

” More like a play from Ocean’s 11 than the standard operating guidebook for FBI undercover operations, agents tricked their way inside three luxury villas at Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas, to gather evidence to bust an illegal sports betting ring.

  To get away with their incredible ruse, federal agents first turned off Internet access to the villas then impersonated repair technicians to gain entry to get around a warrant, according to defense lawyers challenging the practice.

  Dramatic new video, filmed through the lapel camera carried by one of the undercover agent’s, shows the level of subterfuge that the FBI used to bust the soccer World Cup gambling ring in Sin City.

  The video shows investigators devising code words to use while they were inside, a back-and-forth about the cover story for an agent, who adopted the name ‘Sam,’ which he had used ‘for other stuff’ in the past, and a brief exchange about how another investigator should dress for the role of a technical repair nerd.

‘ If you put on that shirt, you have to look the part. Go all the way,’ said Mike Wood, an outside technician working for Caesars, advising Nevada Gaming Control Board Agent Ricardo Lopez before Lopez headed to one of the suites the morning of July 4. An FBI agent, Mike Kung, accompanied him also undercover.

  The AP obtained about 30 minutes of audio and video recordings of the covert reconnaissance.

  The FBI employed the ruse against the recommendation of an assistant U.S. attorney, Kimberly Frayn, according to lawyers for four of eight men charged in the case.

  Defense lawyer Thomas Goldstein, who is challenging evidence the government collected in what he described as an illegal search, said that was code to turn Internet access back on.”

   More lawless tactics from American “law enforcement” , shades of the Secret Service in Nashville where they tried , unsuccessfully to get local law enforcement to fake a search warrant … Read the whole piece

White House Tries To Walk Back ‘Chickenshit’

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The White House on Wednesday went into damage control over a senior administration official’s description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “chickenshit,” saying the remarks were “counterproductive.”

“ Comments like that do not reflect the administration’s views,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, calling the U.S.-Israeli relationship “as strong as ever.”

  However, the Obama-Netanyahu relationship has always been frosty, and the latest insult further strains ongoing talks between the two leaders about how to address widespread unrest in the Middle East.

  In a story published by the Atlantic Tuesday, senior administration officials framed Netanyahu as a cowardly politician solely motivated by self-interest. “

 

Washington Examiner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out Of Obamacare Exchanges

 

 

 

 

” Over 214,000 doctors won’t participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows. That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It’s also about a quarter of the total number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

  In January, an estimated 70% of California’s physicians were not participating in Covered California plans.

  Here are some of the reasons why:

1.      Reimbursements under Obamacare are at bottom-dollar – they are even lower than Medicare reimbursements, which are already significantly below market rates. “It is estimated that where private plans pay $1.00 for a service, Medicare pays $0.80, and ACA exchange plans are now paying about $0.60,” a study by the think-tank American Action Forum finds. “For example, Covered California plans are setting their plan fee schedules in line with that of Medi-Cal-California’s Medicaid Program-which means exchange plans are cutting provider reimbursement by up to 40 percent.” “

 

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