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  • A Show of Contempt, at Home and Abroad ... Mark Steyn
    Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 05:36 AM

    Happy Easter, Happy Passover. On this Good Friday, we mark the tenth anniversary of Mel's movie, and over the weekend we'll have something with a lighter touch. Caroline Glick, my old colleague from The Jerusalem Post, has a column using a very Steynian word, "The Disappearance of America's Will": The most terrifying aspect of the collapse of US power worldwide is the US's indifferent response to it.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • How Many Peeps Can A .50 Cal Go Through? [video]
    Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 02:14 AM

    Title pretty much says it all. Video at link.

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  • Brutish and short? DNA 'switch' sheds light on Neanderthals
    Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 02:20 AM

    New York (Reuters) - How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically? Four years after scientists discovered that the two species' genomes differ by a fraction of a percent, geneticists said on Thursday they have an explanation: the cellular equivalent of "on"/"off" switches that determine whether DNA is activated or not.

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    Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 02:53 AM

    (Reuters) - You've heard of the Model T Ford, the famed early 20th-century automobile that was the forerunner of the modern car. But how about the Model T shark? Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of the impeccably preserved fossilized remains of a shark that lived 325 million years ago in what is now Arkansas, complete with a series of cartilage arches that supported its gills and jaws.

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  • Death, Taxes, and Anti-Semitism
    Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 02:56 AM

    Ben Franklin opined that there was nothing certain but death and taxes. I’d add a third to the list of certainties, anti-Semitism, and this week reminds us of that. As Americans struggled with preposterously complex federal income tax regulations and ever-higher tax burdens, the Washington Examiner’s Timothy P.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

    Saturday - 04/19/2014 - 11:58 PM

    THOUSANDS ARE JOINING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN UNITED STATES THIS EASTER VIGIL April 15, 2014 by splendor1618  The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DCThousands Joining the Church in the U.S.

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  • 13 Suspected Militants Killed in Yemen
    Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 12:10 AM

    SANA, Yemen — An airstrike killed 13 people suspected as Qaeda militants in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda on Saturday, a security official and tribal representatives said. Three civilians in a nearby car were also killed, they said.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Some Covered California Patients Say They Can’t See A Doctor [Obama voters complain about Obamacare]
    Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 12:40 AM

    MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) – While open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly insured are finding they can’t find doctors, landing them into a state described as “medical homelessness.” Rotacare, a free clinic for the uninsured in Mountain View, is dealing with the problem firsthand.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Johnny Depp Bombs in “Transcendence” with Shocking $4.8Mil Friday...
    Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 01:15 AM

    Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence” bombed last night as expected, taking in just $4.8 million. That means the $150 million movie will likely take in around $12 million for the weekend. This is Depp’s second major flop at the box office, following the catastrophic “Lone Ranger.” And now this poses an important question: can Depp open a movie that isn’t “Pirates of the Caribbean”?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 'The Lord is waiting' Pope baptizes 10 at Easter Vigil
    Saturday - 04/19/2014 - 09:48 PM

    'The Lord is waiting'Pope baptizes 10 at Easter Vigil photoPope Francis enters a darkened St. Peter Basilica carrying a lone candle. Homily of Pope Francis, Easter Vigil The Gospel of the resurrection of Jesus Christ begins with the journey of the women to the tomb at dawn on the day after the Sabbath.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share