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Sunday, August 2, 2009



In Tennessee, Baking Pie With Stimulus Funds

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Earlier this year, the unemployment rate in Tennessee's Perry County had skyrocketed to 27 percent. So Tennessee's portion of the stimulus package is going toward workers' wages at local businesses - like a bakery.

MLB probed Red Sox in '08 after staffers fired for steroids

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Major League Baseball opened an investigation into performance-enhancing drugs inside the Red Sox clubhouse at the height of last year's pennant race after two members of the team's security staff were implicated in steroid use. Both men, including the son of broadcaster Jerry Remy, were fired.

Fake ATM Doesn't Last Long at Hacker Meet

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Criminals planted a fake ATM machine at the Defcon hacker conference this week; it was quickly spotted.

The Truth About Glitter (PIC)

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

This is so true.

SNEAK PEEK: Shark Week! - Incredible Pictures - LIFE

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

That's right: The Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" launches on Sunday, Aug. 2, with six new series about the behavior and aggressive nature of the ocean's great predators. At least two of Discovery's new programs focus on great whites

Lou Dobbs A "Publicity Nightmare" For CNN: AP

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

He's become a publicity nightmare for CNN, embarrassed his boss and hosted a show that seemed to contradict the network's no bias brand. And on top of all that, his ratings are slipping.

How Gawker Ripped Off My Newspaper Story

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

"A few weeks ago, I scored what passes these days for one of journalism's biggest coups, satisfying a holy writ for newspaper impact in the Internet age. Gawker, the snarky New York culture and media Web site, had just blogged about my story in that day's Washington Post."

Britain's dirty money: How loose change is costing the Earth

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

This vast hole in the ground, visible from space, is the world's biggest copper mine. It supplies the Royal Mint and is responsible for inflicting shocking environmental damage.

This Is Why You Don't Feed Pigeons

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 03:30 PM PDT


Donald Duck, You Son of a Bitch! (Comic)

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT


I am watching you (Pic)

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT


Mass 'Fake Show' Trial for Protesters in Iran

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 02:55 PM PDT

The charges read out in the courtroom were a broadside against virtually every major figure associated with reform in Iran, including some who are not [yet] in detention.

Glenn Beck Fan, Highly Armed, Busted in NY Incident

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Chock it up as another instance in the growing list of crazies spurred to craziness by Right-Wing media crazies. A NY mother of three -- armed with an XM-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and 500 rounds of ammunition -- was arrested for scouting out and taking pictures of an Air National Guard base." She was apparently paranoid of "FEMA Camps."

Bragging About Sex on Saudi TV Can Get You Arrested

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

A Saudi man who boasted about his sexual conquests on an Arabic TV station, provoking a wave of complaints, was arrested for "publicizing vice." He displayed sex toys and boasted of using his Bluetooth phone to pick up women in the kingdom.

Thieves swipe 'perfect' bottle of wine valued at $20,000

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

A 64-year-old bottle of wine valued at $20,000 was stolen from a Massachusetts wine and liquor store.The Mouton Rothschild wine had recently been tasted by experts who gave it a "perfect" rating. They said it probably has another 50 years of life left in it.

Nissan rolls out electric car at new headquarters

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn drove quietly out of the Japanese automaker's soon-to-open headquarters Sunday in the first public viewing of its new zero-emission vehicle.

FAILED Attempt to Break the Bikini World Record by UK

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

A bid to set a new world record for the number of women being photographed wearing bikinis in one place failed, after only 42 of the required 1,924 turned up. Even though the motivation was to get donation for a Hospital, it did not work.

Nuka Cola Machine

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 02:00 PM PDT

I would totally steal this if i could!!!!

Italy Finds 4,500-Year Old Skeleton Of Warrior

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

A roughly 4,500 year-old skeleton of a man, probably a warrior killed by an arrow to the chest, has been discovered on a beach south of Rome, Italian police said.The well-preserved skeleton, dubbed "Nello", was found during a routine flyover around areas of archaeological interest in May that prompted police to probe a fissure in the ground.

JAG Wins, Calling Out Yoo & Cheney in Court for War Crimes

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Major David Frakt gave a blistering argument, a virtual indictment of Cheney, Rumsfeld and Gonzales for enabling war crimes in his request for pretrial dismissal in the case of United States v Mohammed Jawad, the 12 year old child that was tortured by the United States then held in Gitmo indefinitely. The Court has now ordered the release of Jawad.

New HIV Strain Discovered in Woman from Cameroon

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

A new strain of the virus that causes AIDS has been discovered in a woman from the African nation of Cameroon. It differs from the three known strains of human immunodeficiency virus and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in wild gorillas.

Officials Weigh-in on Legality of Sex in JoCo Park | KCRG-TV

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

JOHNSON COUNTY — Since we told you about a park in Johnson County where people are meeting for sexual encounters, a lot of you have asked why law enforcement isn't doing anything about it. And we have the answers.

If Marijuana Was Legal, This Is How It Would Look

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Recently, Print Magazine approached four design and packaging firms with a simple brief: If marijuana was legal, how could it be packaged? The following are the ideas and proposals that came from that brief. So… which one would you pick?

Can the World's Fisheries Survive Our Appetites?

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 12:55 PM PDT

A comprehensive two-year study of the all the world's oceans finds some hopeful gains in marine health, thanks to controls in overfishing. But the improvements aren't enough.

All the banks named in the report declined to comment

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

"If the bank lost money, where do you get the money to pay the bonus?" Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York attorney general.

Indiana Jones Method vs. Actual Archaeological Method

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Pretty clear which one wins.

Catholics Authorities Warn of Evils of Emails/Texting

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales is concerned that excessive use of emails and mobile phone text messaging is creating shallow friendships and undermining community life, according to an interview published on Sunday.The Archbishop, 63, said too much use of electronic information was "dehumanising.

Laser Light + Crazy Dog + Sleeping Nuts = Epic Success [GIF]

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT


Numbers Are In: Largest US Soccer Crowd Since '94 World Cup

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

93,137 people packed the Rose Bowl and witnessed an impressive effort by the Galaxy against global powerhouse FC Barcelona making this the largest soccer crowd in the United States since the 1994 World Cup Final (94,194)" Check out pictures and video of David Beckham bending one over the Barcelona line on a free kick to tie the game 1-1.

'Ebola Cousin' Marburg Virus Isolated From Africa Fruit Bats

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Infection with Marburg virus and the related Ebola virus can produce severe disease in people, with fever and bleeding. During outbreaks, as many as 90 percent of those infected have died. The natural reservoir for Marburg virus, and its cousin Ebola virus, has been the subject of much speculation and scientific investigation....

Why The FCC Wants To Smash Open The iPhone

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Right about now, Apple probably wishes it had never rejected Google Voice and related apps from the iPhone. Or maybe it was AT&T who rejected the apps. Nobody really knows. But the FCC launched an investigation last night to find out, sending letters to all three companies (Apple, AT&T, and Google)...

The PEN Story

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 11:40 AM PDT

This is the PEN Story in stop motion. We shot 60.000 pictures, developed 9.600 prints and shot over 1.800 pictures again. No post production! Thanks to all.....we were inspired by Mr Taijin Takeuchi's brilliant work. For this reason we intentionally quoted his work in our little movie while showing full respect to his original idea.

Girl learned on Facebook of family's murder

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 11:10 AM PDT

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl whose family was murdered while she was overseas on a school trip learnt of their deaths on the social networking site Facebook.

'Friendly' Canada vs. Italy Game Turns Ugly

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 11:00 AM PDT

In the exhibition match between the two countries this past Saturday in Italy, a bench clearing brawl broke out with many players from both teams getting ejected. The entire melee seemed to begin with a seemingly harmless and inadvertent bump from Canada's Aaron Doornekamp on Italy's Mancinelli.

A Jaw-Dropping Über-Low Wing Pass -- With A Trailing Vortex!

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 10:50 AM PDT


Breakdown In Planck's Law: Bringing Objects Close Together

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 10:40 AM PDT

A well-established physical law describes the transfer of heat between two objects, but some physicists have long predicted that the law should break down when the objects are very close together. Scientists had never been able to confirm, or measure, this breakdown in practice. For the first time, however, researchers have achieved this feat, and

23 Incredible And Creative Origami Artworks [PICS]

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 10:30 AM PDT

This list is not long in numbers but I promise you that when you start browsing them in details it will surely refresh you. These are the wonder creations of those guys who use their creativity with a different angle and approach to get the result that makes a difference.

There's Always Time for a Photo

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 10:30 AM PDT

Don't be silly, of course we have time for another group shot.

30 Essential Mac Time-Saving Shortcuts

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 10:20 AM PDT

We all want our Macs to be labour-saving rather than labour-causing devices. Yet, even if you've been using a Mac for a long time, the thought, "There has to be a better of way of doing this," will probably come to mind on a daily basis.

Happy? $100 Mill for a guy that probably cost u $4 a Gallon

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 10:10 AM PDT

In a few weeks, the Treasury Department's czar of executive pay will have to answer: Should Andrew J. Hall get his bonus? That suggests that last summer, drivers paid more at the pump, at least in part, because of people like Andrew J. Hall. How do you hand $100 million to a guy who may have profited because gas hit $4 a gallon

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