This Metal Is So Waterproof That Droplets Bounce Off

Phone Company ‘Outraged’ By Fraud, Abuse In ‘Obamaphone’ Program

"In one case a Total Call agent used someone else’s food stamp card to provide eligibility for a CBS4 producer. On another occasion another Total Call agent said it would be perfectly fine to use a friend’s food stamp card to establish eligibility and obtain a free phone."

Study: 60 percent of 2014 job growth caused by expiration of unemployment benefits |

"The new new working paper found that the expiration of benefits was responsible for the creation of over 1.8 million jobs. Nearly 1 million of those jobs were created by workers who would have otherwise stayed out of the labor force if unemployment benefits had been extended. Overall, almost 3 million jobs were created in 2014."

Bowe Bergdahl to face desertion charges: NBC - Yahoo News

"The soldier, who spent five years in captivity after leaving his post, was released in May in exchange for five prisoners from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The deal was blasted by some Republicans, and some of his fellow soldiers called him a deserter."

Lovely: Greece elects commie as new PM | Glenn Beck

"So, some pretty good times in Greece right now. The communist party just
won elections there while the neo-Nazi party came in 3rd, despite
campaigning from prison while awaiting court dates. As if that wasn’t
bad enough, it appears the communists and the Nazis are joining together
to fight austerity. What could possibly go wrong?"

House GOP leaders cancel vote on border security bill amid blizzard of complaints | Fox News

" The opposition has frustrated GOP leaders as they try to formulate their own strategy on immigration. "For God's sakes, if we can't unite around border security what can we unite around?" asked Texas GOP Rep. Michael McCaul, author of the legislation and chairman of the homeland security committee."

Scott Walker wows Iowa conservatives at weekend convention

"Walker spent much of his time on the stage at summit — a grassroots convention designed for Hawkeye State conservatives to get a taste of their prospective presidential nominees — toting his conservative credentials and listing his accomplishments in Wisconsin, including cutting taxes, reducing spending and taking a stand against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform."

'Screw the left in Hollywood!' - Teleprompter freezes, Palin freaks-Daily Mail

"Republican firebrand Sarah Palin is rarely at a loss for words but became unmoored on Saturday in Iowa after her teleprompter froze and left her without portions of her prepared speech. 

The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee flipped through a binder of notes and strung together a series of one-liners"

Brazil finds coffee protein with morphine effect

"Embrapa said its genetics and biotech division, teaming up with UnB scientists, had discovered "previously unknown protein fragments" with morphine-like effects in that they possess "analgesic and mildly tranquilizing" qualities."

NASA Finds Mysterious Bright Spot on Dwarf Planet Ceres: What Is It? - Yahoo News

 "Yes, we can confirm that it is something on Ceres that reflects more sunlight, but what that is remains a mystery," Marc Rayman, mission director and chief engineer for the Dawn mission, told in an email. [Photos of Dwarf Planet Ceres]"

That time Conan O’Brien interviewed ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle | Entertain This!

"Before he was killed, Kyle made the media rounds to promote his book, including this interview with Conan O’Brien, where you can really get a sense of his mannerisms and sense of humor."

Republicans outfox Democrats on climate votes - Elana Schor - POLITICO

"Senate Republicans head-faked Democrats on climate change Wednesday, agreeing in a floor vote that the planet’s climate was changing, but blocking language that would have blamed human activity."

POLITICO was quite miffed, those rascally republicans kinda did something we found OK. Good old POLITICO, the poor mans Salon, the rich mans Daily Worker...ed

FCC weighs plan to use Russian satellite network for 911 system, raising security concerns | Fox News

"If American astronauts hitching a ride from the Russians to the International Space Station didn't ruffle enough feathers, there's growing concern about a proposal to use Moscow's satellites to transmit America's 911 emergency calls."

Fans defend 'American Sniper' after criticism

"Fans of “American Sniper” rushed to defend the controversial new movie Monday, blasting critics who called it pro-war propaganda and lauding the real-life Navy SEAL ..."

Mystery of Greece's Alexander the Great-era tomb deepens with body discoveries - Telegraph

"During those wars, Alexander’s mother, widow, son and half-brother were all murdered - most of them near Amphipolis."

Two more planets in our Solar System, say astronomers

""The exact number is uncertain, given that the data we have is limited, but our calculations suggest that there are at least two planets, and probably more, within the confines of our Solar System," the Spanish scientific news agency Sinc quoted him as saying.
"If it is confirmed, our results may be truly revolutionary for astronomy."

ISIS executes 13 teens for watching soccer

"The boys were slaughtered because they were said to be violating Sharia laws by watching the game."

Don’t Do It, Mr. Romney- Peggy Noonan

"Regarding that race, the news this week was of Mitt Romney ’s seriousness in considering running again for the nomination. I just spent two days at the Republican joint congressional retreat in Hershey, Pa., and can tell you there was exactly no Mitt-momentum."

Thrown from a roof, stoned to death and crucified: New ISIS executions

  • "ISIS have released photographic evidence of a series of horrific executions

  • They show two men hurled from the top of a tower block for being gay

  • Another shows a woman accused of adultery being brutally stoned to death

  • Two men accused of banditry were shown tied to makeshift metal crosses

  • The crucified men are then shot by IS fighters in front of the baying crowd."

  • DOJ accused of blocking legal gun shops, other businesses from banking | Fox News

    "It turned out there was a list created by a Justice Department program called Operation Choke Point. The list equates legal gun sellers like Schuetz with escort services, Ponzi schemes, people who sell cable TV de-scramblers -- and at least 30 other industries."