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Thursday, July 1, 2010



Woman Claims She Was Fired Due to Her “Negative” Fetus

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:50 PM PDT

People get fired for a lot of stupid reasons, but if Jammie Harms' claims are correct, her CEO's reasons for firing her after she became pregnant are among the worst ever.

Quarterback Chris Simms arrested on driving while stoned

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Simms, 29, of Nashville, was observed with red eyes, flushed face and slurred speech at around 2 a.m., according to a source.

Best 5-Yr Old Baller in the World (VID)

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:50 PM PDT

On a daily basis, this 5-year old phenom plays against kids that are 8,9, and even 10 years old. All of this and he hasn't even started school yet! He will be starting school in Kindergarten this year.

Reforest Britain - Calls to green 'concrete jungle'

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Trees can play an essential role in improving the quality of life in UK towns and cities, according to a new report. Woodland Trust aim to plant 20 million NATIVE trees every year. Woods provide wildlife habitat, recreation, food and firewood. Trees in cities even help with surface water drainage.

Sex.com Back on the Market

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Sex.com, considered to be one of the world's most valuable domain names for obvious reasons, is up for sale at domain broker Sedo along with two related USPTO trademark registrations. How much are you willing to pay for high-priced sex?

Mayor Sorry For Dropping Pants

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Lord mayor Colin Hall, has been forced to apologise after his trousers accidentally fell down in front of a crowd of school children.

Americans Keep Getting Fatter

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Adult obesity rates gained in 28 states in the past year, declining only in the District of Columbia, according to F as in Fat, a new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Here's An Idea! (PIC)

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT


Black community embracing McDonald decision?

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Reverend Al Sharpton states that callers to his show the day after the Supreme Court's announcement of the McDonald v. Chicago decision were "overwhelmingly" (90% or so) in favor of it: "I would say 90% of the calls I received yesterday were in support of the Supreme Court and people say they want to bear guns."

Under What Circumstances Would You Watch 'Twilight'?

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

According to our friends at FilmDrunk, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" took in $68 million in its first 24 hours of release, as tweens, their moms and all sorts of other females flooded the cineplex to see master thespians Pattinson and Stewart do their brooding thing.

Letterman Blasts Off on Mentos-Powered Bike (VIDEO)

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

The best use of Diet Coke and Mentos yet.

Global economy: A Downward Spiral Again?

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:10 PM PDT

You have reason to be worried. Amid signs of growing economic weakness, more governments around the world are advocating doing less.

Seeking a better way to test for ADHD

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Many critics say the disorder is being rampantly overdiagnosed by pill-pushing doctors in league with the drug industry, abetted by a culture of overanxious parents and compliant educators. Yet, despite the perils of faulty diagnosis, the most common way to detect the disorder has nothing directly to do with biology.

Hipster He Man and the Masters of the Universe [PICS]

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 04:00 PM PDT

He Man and the Masters of the Universe my have seen it's day, but the 'Power of Grey Skull' lives on.

Thousands in welfare cash tapped at California strip clubs

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 03:50 PM PDT

California welfare recipients have been able to get taxpayer cash -- meant to feed and clothe needy families -- from ATM machines at strip clubs across the state, including some well-known gentlemen's cabarets in Los Angeles. More than $12,000 from...

America's Energy Sacrifices

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 03:30 PM PDT

From Matt Bors.....

FTC May Send Spooky Spokeo Data Broker To Spanky City

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 03:30 PM PDT

For $2.95, Spokeo could ransack your privacy and wreck your life with inaccurate information. Ok, when it comes to protecting privacy that's scary enough. But now Spokeo has been accused of selling inaccurate information and violating consumer protection laws. CDT filed a complaint for the FTC to probe Spokeo.

Sarah Palin Attacks President Obama's Patriotism

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 03:23 PM PDT

Sarah Palin recently took to her Facebook page to claim that President Obama does not accept the greatness of America. Palin said, "We have a President, perhaps for the very first time since the founding of our republic, who doesn't appear to believe that America is the greatest earthly force for good the world has ever known."

BBC News - China's Xinhua launches global English TV channel

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

China's state news agency Xinhua has launched a 24-hour global news channel in English, The launch is being seen as an attempt by China to develop its influence abroad and counter foreign media views.

Ebert: 'I should never have said video games can't be art'

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

I was a fool for mentioning video games in the first place. I would never express an opinion on a movie I hadn't seen. Yet I declared as an axiom that video games can never be Art. I still believe this, but I should never have said so. Some opinions are best kept to yourself.

A Comparison of Hulu Plus vs Netflix

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Will Hulu Plus replace Netflix as the streaming TV service of choice for net-savvy couch potatoes? We compare both to see which of these titans of television deserves your dollars.

What Does 'Spygate' Mean for U.S.-Russia Relations?

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

The arrests of 11 members of a suspected spy ring in the U.S. have pundits worrying how the F.B.I's allegations will affect U.S.-Russia relations. Both Obama and Dmitry Medvedev have talked recently of a "reset" in relations between the two countries, but the spying charges initially angered Russian authorities and security analysts.

Tesla Unveils Refreshed Roadster 2.5

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

In conjunction with the opening of its two newest stores in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Newport Beach, California, Tesla has unveiled the fourth major production iteration of its only current product, the Roadster. Dubbed the Roadster 2.5, in proper Southern California fashion, the revised electric sports car gets a nose job and fanny lift.

10 of The Biggest Lies in History

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

You don't look fat in those pants. I didn't copy off his paper. She's a natural blonde. I am not a crook. Lots of us lie, but what are the biggest fibs ever?

Oklahoma State University to launch iPad Initiative

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Oklahoma State University will launch an iPad initiative for the Fall 2010 semester. According to Macsimumnews, the University's School of Media and Strategic Communication and Spears School of Business will provide approximately 125 students across five courses with Apple's iPad.

How-To Secure Your Browsing Session Before Hitting Starbucks

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Starting today, Starbucks offers free Wi-Fi across US and Canadian cities. Free Wi-Fi hotspots have become a common method for connecting to the internet and sharing information, often private information. ...

Well played Google. Well played. [image]

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Google proves yet again to be the most clever of all the search engines.

Pizzazz: A Long Lost Marvel Youth Culture Mag

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

The magazine was an amazing mirror of pop culture during the disco era of 1977 until 1979 and lasted a total of 16 issues. The inside of the publication featured articles on popular films, a Star Wars comic and even a one pager by Harvey Kurtzman.

The 3 Biggest Lies about the U.S. Economy

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

We're still living in a fantasyland. Most people have no idea what's really going on in the economy. They're living on spin, myths and downright lies. And if we don't know the facts, how can we make intelligent decisions?

Steve Jobs: "Relax… It is just a phone. Not worth it”

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

The latest email from Steve Jobs is a somewhat heated exchange between Jobs and an agry iPhone 4 owner. Jobs concludes, "Retire, relax, enjoy your family. It is just a phone. Not worth it."

Why Did Moscow Admit The Spy Suspects Are Russian?

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 02:10 PM PDT

When U.S. authorities arrested 10 people accused of spying for Russia, Moscow denied any knowledge of them. But now Russia is claiming the suspects as its own...

25 Dumbest Celebrity Quotes

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Here are 25 of the dumbest things that the rich and famous have ever said...

Bimbo Waka Waka [Video]

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT


Apple Is Sued Over New IPhone Reception by Consumers

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

July 1 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. was sued over reception problems with its new iPhone 4 by consumers who accused the company of unfair business practices and false and misleading advertising.

Exposure to secondhand smoke in the womb has lifelong impact

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Newborns of nonsmoking moms exposed to secondhand smoke during pregnancy have genetic mutations that may affect long-term health, according to a new study. The abnormalities, which were indistinguishable from those found in newborns of mothers who were active smokers, may affect survival, birth weight and lifelong susceptibility to diseases.

14 Things You Didn't Know About Handheld Gaming

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Video games have been the staple pastime of every under-30 in the developed world. But while we love all game systems great and small, the little handhelds hold a special place in our hearts.

$775 Million: Boeing's Budget to Buy Argon [WSJ]

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Boeing agreed to buy defense-equipment maker Argon ST for about $775 million, with the deal coming as the sector shuffles operations amid belt-tightening and shifting priorities at the Pentagon.

Sweet Nothings (COMIC)

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT


Area Man Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Spurred by an administration he believes to be guilty of numerous transgressions, self-described American patriot Kyle Mortensen, 47, is a vehement defender of ideas he seems to think are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and principles that brave men have fought and died for solely in his head.

Man with 'Sieg Heil' Hitler Ringtone May Face 3 Yrs in Jail

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

A German man who had an Adolf Hitler speech ringtone and a picture of the Nazi dictator on his mobile phone could be jailed for three years. The arrest came after fellow train passengers, shocked at the sound of Hitler screaming, alerted the police.

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