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Arab World: Rich In Oil, Poor In Water

    Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal. So the Middle East is running out of water? Hmmm, um. What? Oh, that was just me, trying to feel bad.   Daniel Pipes casts a fascinating spotlight on an ongoing — and little heralded — water crisis in the Middle East. A ranking Iranian political figure, Issa Kalantari, recently warned that past mistakes leave Iran with water supplies so insufficient that up to 70 percent, or 55 million out of 78 million Iranians, would be forced to abandon their native country for parts unknown. Many facts buttress Kalantari’s apocalyptic prediction: Once […]

Obama Impersonator: People Tell Me They Hate Me

Hat/Tip to Newsmax. When imagining the best and worst jobs in the world, one has to figure that being an Obama impersonator after all the damage that he’s done to the country ranks right up there with the worst… But a man from the Bronx has found that being a dead-ringer for Obama can have its advantages.   A Bronx man who’s a dead-ringer for President Barack Obama says his fortunes depend on the commander in chief — and that’s not always been a good thing, either financially or on the street. “I am the lightning rod,” Louis Ortiz tells […]

AAA Cites Top 7 Reasons for Teen Auto Accidents

Doug Ross (no relation) posted the top ten reasons for teen auto accidents.  The top 7 reasons for teen crashes:   1. Interacting with one or more passengers: 15% of crashes   2. Cell phone use: 12% of crashes   3. Looking at something in the vehicle: 10% of crashes   4. Looking at something outside the vehicle: 9% of crashes   5. Singing/moving to music: 8% of crashes   6. Grooming: 6% of crashes   7. Reaching for an object: 6% of crashes Send this to any teen drivers you know. Head over to Doug’s place for more.

VASIMIR Rocket Can Send Vessel to Mars in Just 39 Days?

One the obstacles to interplanetary travel is time.  Since the distances are long, and the current spacecraft technologies are so slow, any trip to Mars, for example, could last 6 months or more.  That means a larger and more robust spacecraft. That means more cost, and that cost has been prohibitive, as more technologies need to be developed to keep astronauts provisioned and breathing for months to get there, time on site, and then time back.  However, it appears that one small company might just have a solution… NASA has selected Texas-based Ad Astra Rocket Company for a round of […]

Go “Fox” Yourself Just Doesn’t Have The Same Ring To It…

  Hat/Tip to IOTWReport.com.   Okay, even though we’re not in fifth grade anymore, we just can’t help ourselves, when upon hearing this basketball player’s name we let out a childish giggle. That up there is a real headline, in a real newspaper, on a real story about a real basketball player named Guilherme Crabogiale Fuck. Guilherme Crabogiale Fuck has a fantastic, mellifluous name, and it would be more childish to pretend we’re not tickled by the fact that his surname is an English obscenity. It’s funny, and it’s curious, but it’s easily explicable: the 6-foot-6 forward for Alberta’s Medicine […]

Feel Good Story Of The Day: Lost And Very Special Teddy Bear Found And Returned To 18 Month Old Boy

Hat/Tip to Amy Frazier at KOIN6 News. People cope with loss in lots of different ways. And when that loss is the loss of a child, then the hurt and pain is magnified. Sarah Pequeno was blessed with twins, a boy and a girl. Unfortunately her daughter did not make it and passed away after being born a preemie. Her son Isaiah, however survived and Sarah decided to put some of her daughter’s ashes in a locket and put that locket into a Teddy Bear. Well Isaiah has grown very attached to that Teddy Bear and takes it everywhere with […]

Former Porn Star Makes $5 Mil A Year On Youtube: You’ll Never Guess How In A Million Years

 Each one of her videos gets upwards of 25 million views. She has clocked in over 1 billion views total. Diane DeJesus in her porn star days (left) and at her local gas station in Orlando recently (right). The Brazilian has been named by neighbours as the woman behind the massively popular DC Toys Collector YouTube account Hat/Tip to BFH at IOTWReport.com. Mystery woman behind the ‘richest hands on the internet’ revealed: Former pornstar ‘makes $5m a year unwrapping Disney toys on YouTube’ Secretive couple behind ‘richest hands on the internet’ made $5m last year Mysterious DC Toys Collector was […]

Enough With the Depressing News: Feel Good Story Of The Day!

  Hat/Tip to BFH at IOTWReport.com. Great story amid all the ugly stuff going on in this world right now. Heartwarming moment dozens of cops and firefighters flocked to autistic boy’s birthday party after his heartbroken mom revealed none of his classmates turned up Ashlee Buratti invited her son’s 16 classmates to celebrate his sixth birthday Glenn was devastated when he found out his classmates weren’t coming Mom posted her frustration on Facebook and received messages of support Strangers asked if they could bring their kids to the party to celebrate Osceola County Sheriff’s Office heard about party and contacted the family […]

Vinyl Record Sales at Record Highs…

It seems that when my girlfriend and I hit the local record stores, we are not alone… 2014: bad for digital music sales, great for vinyl. Like, really great. According to Nielsen SoundScan, vinyl sales hit 9.2 million, a 52 percent jump from 2013 figures, and an all-time high for vinyl on SoundScan, which began tracking sales in 1991. Damn. … But there is hope yet in vinyl. Not only for its boost to the music industry, but also because it’s increasingly the most worthwhile way to own music. You almost never want to buy CDs, and no one’s buying […]

News of the Strange: Pig Eats Man’s Pot Stash, Hilarity Ensues

Well, it might not be hilarity.  In fact, it could have been tragic.  Here is more on what happens when a pig eats a man’s pot stash… An Ohio man was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he went on a drinking binge when his pet pig Millie ate his entire marijuana stash. Forty-four-year-old Chad Spohn drank an entire bottle of Everclear, which is 190-proof grain alcohol, and threatened to harm himself during multiple calls with police. “Chad gets upset when he does not have marijuana,” Spohn’s wife Heather said. As soon as police arrived, Spohn became unruly […]

I’m Not Sure Why These Things Aren’t Everywhere: Part 6

Packing tape that is easy to open. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bike racks that don’t take up sidewalk space. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Caution signs that are funny. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I’m Not Sure Why These Things Aren’t Everywhere: Part 5

A fun way to clean.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A hair brush that is easy to clean.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Earbuds that won’t tangle.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ USB rechargeable batteries.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . .

I’m Not Sure Why These Things Aren’t Everywhere: Part 4

Device that charges your phone from hot or cold drinks. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Or this solar powered charger. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Water fountains with built-in water bottle filling station. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Subways where you can pay by recycling. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . .  

I’m Not Sure Why These Things Aren’t Everywhere: Part 3

Parking garages with lights showing open spaces.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Stairs with slides.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Supermarkets with build your own 12-packs of soda.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How to stop littering.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . .

I’m Not Sure Why These Things Aren’t Everywhere: Part 2

Fresh pizza vending machines.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Benches that you can turn to always have a dry seat. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Power strips that you can expand and rotate.     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Mug that catches any drips.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . . .

I’m Not Sure Why These Things Aren’t Everywhere: Part 1

Traffic lights with countdown indicators.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wall outlets with USB chargers. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It should also come with a built-in night light. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And the ultimate outlet would also have  extension cords built into the wall.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Small tiles you can attach to your keys, wallet,  computer, or pretty much anything. If you lose anything, you can then look up their location on your smartphone. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . .

Must See Video: Newborn Twins Were Born, ‘but hadn’t realized it yet’

H/T:  Life News Instead of the usual political corruption and cultural rot,  I thought it might be nice to see something a bit heartwarming.    Here is a video of newborn twins,but they seem to not be noticing the outside world… It helps to take a few minutes, and recognize that we are still in the Lord’s creation.  It’s nice to realize that it’s still beautiful-no matter how much we gum it up.

Watch a Piece of the Sierra Nevada Fracture on Video!

Ever want to see rock crack under natural forces, right before your eyes?  It was captured on video.  Check out the Sierra Nevada cracking! That is pretty awesome! H/T: Kim Komando