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  "Natural Born" [in regard to presidential candidates] was clearly defined in "The Law of Nations" by Emerich de Vattel, published in 1758 and relied on heavily by the framers of the Constitution. "Natural Born" was already legally-def... read more

Internet censorship

  We were protesting SOPA and PIPA. The latest attempt is CISPA. Click here for more info: americancensorship... read more

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  Attorney's Advice - No Charge Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company... read more


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The Tapping Solution for Manifesting Your Greatest Self: 21 Days to Releasing Self-Doubt, Cultivatin

  What if in just 21 days you could release self-doubt, cultivate inner peace, and create a life you love? Check out this book, written by NY Times Best-selling Author Nick Ortner: "The Tapping Solution for Manifesting Your Greates... read more

Horse escapes field, gets stuck in road barrier

  Firefighters in Britain came to the rescue of a horse that escaped from its field and ended up with its hoof stuck in a road barrier.... read more

Unusual personals ad leads to date for 'lonesome' duck

  A Maine man's "lonesome" duck has a date with another local avian thanks to a personals ad he posted on a local bulletin board that then ended up on Facebook.... read more

Company seeks 'Coffee Queen' to rule over Scottish castle

  A coffee company is offering $5,000 and a free trip for an unusual one-week dream job: serving as the "Coffee Queen."... read more

Bank mistakenly deposits $37 million into woman's account

  A Dallas woman discovered her bank account had more than $37 million in it -- but it turned out to be a clerical error.... read more

Experience the Feldenkrais Method: 3 Somatic Movements to Rewire Your Brain, Heal Chronic Pain and I

  What if, by simply changing the way you literally MOVE through the world, you could free yourself of everything from chronic pain to self-sabotaging habits to unhealthy emotional patterns and more? The Feldenkrais Method® can help you... read more

World's First Community of 3D Printed Homes is Set to House Mexico's Poorest Families

  Thanks to a specially designed 3D printer for building houses in rural locations, these cozy homes required less than 24 hours of printing time.... read more

Libraries Are Now Offering Colorblind Glasses for Their Patrons to Borrow for Two Weeks at a Time

  Though this library system is not the first to offer colorblind glasses, they are still leading the movement to offer vision correction to patrons.... read more

Man Returns to Poor Neighborhood Where He Grew Up So He Can Give Away $12,000 in Free Toys

  Though Adam Armstrong is now financially comfortable in the mortgage business, he always makes sure to give back to the poor neighborhoods where he grew up.... read more

AC/DC Frontman Helps Fund Innovative Campus So Abused Foster Siblings Can Stick Together—And T

  The donation will help to open a new campus for foster kids and siblings who have escaped abuse or neglect in Sarasota, Florida.... read more

Researchers Are Testing Smart Headphones That Could Warn Pedestrians of Impending Dangers

  As more and more pedestrians fall victim to street collisions, researchers are now testing headphone technology that warns the user of impending danger.... read more

Watch Company Surprise All 198 of Their Awestruck Employees With $10 Million in Holiday Bonuses

  After years of dedicated hard work, these employees were surprised with thousands of dollars in holiday bonuses—and their reactions were priceless.... read more

Rather Than Plastic or Bird Feathers, These Winter Coats Are Filled With Wildflowers to Help Butterf

  These cruelty-free coats are stuffed with a renewable, biodegradable material that is being hailed as a major breakthrough in sustainable fashion.... read more

Daredevils Doing Flips on 'World's Largest Trampoline' Suspended From Crane Just Proves

  This gang of adrenaline junkies spent two days building the "world's largest trampoline" so they could use it to perform the most incredible stunts.The post Daredevils Doing Flips on 'World's Largest Trampoline&#... read more

These Old Guys Might Be Oldest Ever Songwriting Duo After Releasing Their First Album at 102 and 88

  These happy old men believe themselves to be the oldest songwriting duo in history since they released an album of jazz standards for seniors last month.... read more

After Five Years of Drought, Kenyan Region Finally Gets Clean Water Thanks to Solar-Powered Saltwate

  The plant can produce enough water for 35,000 people every day—which means that villagers will no longer have to drink dirty saltwater.... read more

First Graders Persuaded School to Adopt Therapy Dog—And Their Story Won $100K for Shelter That

  Since Buddy the therapy dog has had such a positive impact on this elementary school, the shelter that adopted him out was surprised with a $100K check.... read more

Have You Found Meaning in Life? Scientific Study Says the Answer Could Determine Health and Longevit

  Researchers are finally attempting to figure out the measurable physical and emotional impacts of philosophical questions such as "What is my purpose?"... read more

Last Full Moon of the Decade Rises on 12/12 at 12:12 AM — For Lucky East Coasters

  In addition to being the last full moon of the decade, this week's moonrise on the east coast of the United States will take place at 12:12AM on 1212.... read more

Watch Delivery Driver's Adorable Reaction to Finding Goodies Waiting for Him on a Doorstep

  Since this Amazon Prime delivery driver found snacks waiting for him on a woman's doorstep, his wholesome reaction is now going viral.... read more

Truck spills load of grapefruit onto Florida's Turnpike

  The Florida Highway Patrol said traffic on a stretch of highway came to a standstill when a truck lost its load of up to 1,000 grapefruits.... read more

Resisting Consumer Pressure This Holiday Season

  December 13th, 2019 By Rachel Horton White This holiday season, a lot of conflicting emotions can come up for many of us. We feel happy about the joy involved, and the opportunity to spend time with friends and family. But the downsi... read more

Master Your Intuition (14 Tips and Tricks!)

  December 12th, 2019 By Nanice Ellis Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Even though we might live in a predominantly logical society, every one of us relies on inner guidance in countless ways – every single day. In fact, whether yo... read more

Two-headed cobra discovered in Indian village

  Wildlife officials in India said a two-headed snake was discovered in a village, but locals refused to turn the serpent over because they believe it has mythological meaning.... read more

Knowledge Does Not Automatically Equal Awakening: Take Action on What You Know

  December 11th, 2019 By Catherine Cates Being awake or conscious does not mean having a lot of knowledge about the universe, manifesting, psychic phenomena etc. You may well have such knowledge, but that does not necessarily mean that... read more

Maine girl's message in a bottle found 36 years later

  An 11-year-old Maine girl threw a message in a bottle into the water and it was found 36 years later by a man walking the Cape Cod beach in Massachusetts.... read more

Connecting Life to Consciousness With Your Breath

  December 10th, 2019 By Paul Lenda “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” These are the words of Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. I contemplated on th... read more

$120,000 banana eaten by art gallery visitor, wall vandalized

  The $120,000 banana duct taped to the wall of a Florida art gallery was taken off the wall and eaten by a visitor -- and another visitor then replaced it with graffiti about Jeffrey Epstein.... read more

Police horse delights shoppers inside PetSmart store

  Police in Louisiana shared video of a police horse going shopping inside a pet supply store, to the delight of staff and customers.... read more

Mini horse captured by police after escape from New Jersey farm

  A miniature horse jumped the gate at its New Jersey stable and went for a run out in the open before being escorted home by police.... read more

The Top 15 Supplements and Vitamins for Stress Relief

  December 10th, 2019 By Dr. Edward F. Group Imagine going through the day with a constant happy vibe. You're productive, content, and feeling good. In today's busy world, we can so easily forget it's possible to feel stres... read more

Discover the Sacred Encounters in Your Dreams: Natural Dreamwork to Truly Feel Your Dreams — F

  Are you ready to move beyond dream interpretation into a more organic experience of your sacred dream encounters? Instead of trying to figure out what a dream means, Natural Dreamwork is rooted in Carl Jung's perception of dreams ... read more

Banana duct taped to wall sells for $120,000 at Florida gallery

  A piece of art that sold for $120,000 at a Florida gallery this week is drawing attention due to being a banana duct taped to a wall.... read more

Over 20 Epstein Victims Expose the Reality of his Worldwide Pedophilic Blackmail Ring

  December 6th, 2019 By Makia Freeman Contributing Writer for Wake Up World AT A GLANCE… THE STORY:There are now 20+ Epstein victims that have gone public (many with lawsuits), including a group of 9 new women. One of these women ... read more

Addiction in Our 3D World: The Role of the Shadow

  December 6th, 2019 By Sarah Elkhaldy In Part 1 of practicing shadow work we went over what the Shadow is and laid some foundation with common defense mechanisms that keep us from connecting with our shadow. We know the Shadow is a co... read more

Dad Spends 1,200 Hours Renovating 'Back to the Future' Car So He Can Use it to Pick Up His K

  Since buying the run down DeLorean back in June, this 37-year-old dad has transformed the car into a school bus daydream for himself and his kids..... read more

For the First Time in the US, Surgeons Pump New Life into Dead Donor Heart for Life-Saving Transplan

  The revived heart was successfully transplanted into a military veteran who is now faring quite well after the surgery, according to Duke University.... read more

Eating in Sync With Biological Clock Could Replace Problematic Diabetes Treatment, Says New Study

  Not only did the study participants lose weight on the diet, their glucose levels also improved dramatically—and some were even able to stop taking insulin.... read more

Woman Was Scared Of Neighbor's Pit Bull—Until He Saved Her Life

  Despite how the Swedish woman had always been afraid of Simba, her attitude towards him softened after he came to her rescue.... read more

Need to De-Stress? Watch This Video of Alpacas Peacefully Grazing While Enjoying a Stunning Sunset

  If you have never been exposed to the soothing sights of an alpaca herd grazing in front of a New Zealand sunset, then you're missing out.... read more

Fireball streaks across night sky in the Midwest

  A bright fireball streaked across the night sky in the Midwest, with sightings reported in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.... read more

Artist creates life-sized traffic jam in sand of Florida beach

  A Florida city unveiled an unusual beachfront artwork -- a life-sized recreation of a traffic jam sculpted from sand.... read more

Are You Sleeping in a Safe Place? The Hidden Danger of Geopathic Stress

  December 5th, 2019 By Sandy Brightman The Earth has a natural background frequency of 7.83Hz, known as the Schumann Resonance, which corresponds to alpha brain waves in humans. When this frequency is thrown out of balance by other en... read more

Histamine Intolerance: 6 Remedies Plus Foods to Eat and Avoid

  December 5th, 2019 By Dr. Edward F. Group Itchy, scratchy skin. Unexplained sneezing and red, watery eyes. Constant headaches? Is this an allergy — or something else? You may be experiencing histamine intolerance — when t... read more

What's the Kindest Thing You've Ever Done? Here Are the Best Deeds People Say Strangers Have

  This new survey of 2,000 Americans says that people were also 22% more likely to commit a good deed after being shown kindness themselves.The post What's the Kindest Thing You've Ever Done? Here Are the Best Deeds People Say S... read more

At-Home Urine Test for Prostate Cancer Could Replace Uncomfortable Clinic Visits and Save Lives

  This "revolutionary" new testing method could save the lives of thousands of men without requiring them to endure costly and uncomfortable clinical visits.... read more

Golfer Embraces Fan With Down Syndrome Whose Yell Caused Him to Lose Crucial Game-Making Shot

  Rather than dwell on his disappointment over his lost playoff match, pro golfer Brandon Matthews made sure to embrace the fan who disrupted his final shot.... read more

Woman's Labor of Love From Her Basement Racks Up 160,000 Handwritten Holiday Cards for Military

  It has been 17 years since she began writing cards for service members—and it has since inspired thousands of people to join her labor of love.The post Woman's Labor of Love From Her Basement Racks Up 160,000 Handwritten Hol... read more

For First Time in 72 Years, Sikhs Can Visit One of Their Holiest Sites Thanks to New Peace Corridor

  Thousands of Sikh pilgrims can now travel visa-free from their village in India to visit the second holiest site of their religion in Pakistan.... read more

After Being Extinct in the Wild, Mexican Wolf Roams the U.S. Desert Once Again Thanks to a Former Wo

  The beautiful Mexican wolf roams once again in the American wilderness thanks to Roy T. McBride, a former wolf hunter hired to find the remaining animals.... read more

Loose donkey gets 'field sobriety test' in Connecticut

  Police in Connecticut joked that a donkey was given a "field sobriety test" when it was found wandering loose in the rain.... read more

Pies taken from unlocked store, money and apology note left behind

  Police in Missouri said someone took two pies from a store that was accidentally left unlocked while closed -- but the culprit left money and a note, making it an "after-hours transaction" instead of a burglary.... read more

Harlem Globetrotter goes skydiving for world's highest slam dunk

  The Harlem Globetrotters said star Hammer Harrison pulled off the world's highest slam dunk when he jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet.... read more

Dog starts kitchen fire by turning on microwave

  Firefighters in Britain said a kitchen fire was caused by a family dog that somehow turned on the microwave.... read more

Message in a bottle found in Texas river after 31 years

  A Texas man who tossed a message in a bottle into a river in 1988 was reunited with his letter after it was found recently by a hunter.... read more

Eagle crashes through window of Virginia tax business

  A bald eagle crashed through the window of a tax business in Virginia and was caught on camera wandering around inside before leaving on its own.... read more

What's the Kindest Thing You've Ever Done? Here's The Best Good Deed People Say Someone

  This new survey of 2,000 Americans says that people were also 22% more likely to commit a good deed after being shown kindness themselves.The post What's the Kindest Thing You've Ever Done? Here's The Best Good Deed People... read more

Scientists Discover Molecule That Triggers Self-Destruction of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

  14 days after receiving the treatment, the mice with pancreatic cancer cells transplanted from humans experienced a 90% reduction in tumors.... read more

UK Supermarket Chain Provides Free Car Charging Network to EV Owners While They Shop

  As a means of encouraging UK residents to buy EVs, Tesco has installed thousands of charging points for their shoppers to top off their batteries for free.... read more

These Holiday 'Giving Machines' Allow Users to Donate to People in Need With Just a Swipe of

  Rather than dispensing candy bars, this machine allows users to donate hot meals, textbooks, toys, and essential items for charities around the world.... read more

3-D Printed Coral Could Save Endangered Reefs

  December 3rd, 2019 By Amelia Harris The value of coral reefs is inestimable. They are essential to ocean life, with one-quarter of ocean species depending on them for food and shelter. (1) They're also incredibly important for hu... read more

10 Signs You Could Be Psychic

  December 4th, 2019 By Nikki Harper Are you psychic? Could you develop your psychic skills or become a medium? There are some schools of thought which hold that we are all psychic to a greater or lesser extent, while others believe th... read more

Changing Outer Reality Requires Changing Inner Reality

  December 3rd, 2019 By Paul Lenda We all have our desires and wishes for how we would like to see the world. We may rise up against the oppressive control matrix and join resistance movements, believing that opposition by force, even ... read more

Tanker truck spills 6,000 gallons of condensed milk next to highway

  The California Highway Patrol said a tanker truck went over a highway guardrail and ended up spilling its load of 6,000 gallons of condensed milk.... read more

Deputy cuts elk free from hammock in North Carolina

  A sheriff's deputy in North Carolina climbed onto a rooftop to cut the ropes holding a hammock to a tree and free a trapped elk.... read more

Class ring lost at Florida beach found in sand 50 years later

  A class ring lost during a 1970 day at a Florida beach turned up buried in sand a few miles down the shore nearly 50 years later.... read more

Thailand Boldly Plans to Start Banning Most Harmful Plastics As Soon As January 2020

  The Asian country is set to ban microbeads, cap seals, and oxo-degradable plastic by the end of this year alone.... read more

Scientists Are Using Speakers to Revive Damaged Coral Reefs By Luring Fish Back With Healthy Reef So

  By projecting the sounds of a healthy coral ecosystem, scientists found that more and more fish returned to help revive the reef.... read more

Rosa Parks Officially Honored With Memorial Statue in Montgomery 64 Years After Her Iconic Protest

  On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man—now she is being honored with her very own statue.... read more

These Vegan, Edible, and Long-Lasting Wheat Bowls Are Cutting Down on Plastic Tableware

  Rather than eating your soup out of a plastic bowl destined for the landfill, you can now swap it out for an edible, wheat-based bowl.... read more

Scientist Who Helped Develop Breakthrough Ovarian Cancer Treatment Donates All $1.2 Million in Profi

  Despite living a "modest" lifestyle, this college professor used all of her profits from developing the Rubraca drug to launch a charity for people in need.... read more

After Learning Denny's Waitress Walked 14 Miles For Work Every Day, Couple Buys Her New Car Hour

  Adrianna Edwards used to spent almost five hours hiking to and from work every day—but not anymore, thanks to some compassionate Denny's patrons.The post After Learning Denny's Waitress Walked 14 Miles For Work Every Day, Couple... read more

MIT Researchers Believe They've Developed a New Treatment for Easing the Passage of Kidney Stone

  There are not that many treatments for kidney stones—but MIT researchers believe they have found a new way to make passing stones faster and less painful.... read more

After Reading Random Facebook Post, Hikers Retrieve Lost Wedding Ring From Snowy Mountain Trail

  This lost wedding ring was like a needle in a haystack—but a group of determined hikers miraculously found it within minutes of reaching the mountaintop.... read more

49ers Player Surprises School Principal By Handing Him a Check to Pay Off All Outstanding Cafeteria

  The California middle school principal had been working at a local 49ers museum when the team cornerback handed him a check for $7,500.... read more

Majority of Americans Wish They Could Give Patience and Peace to Their Loved Ones This Holiday

  Rather than giving mittens and scarves to their loved ones, the majority of Americans wish they could simply give the gifts of peace, health, and patience.... read more

Once Numbering Less Than 400, Majestic Bukhara Deer Return To The Wilds Of Kazakhstan

  In a bid to reestablish tigers in the area, five Bukhara deer have stepped foot onto central Kazakhstan soil, where they've been absent for 100 years.... read more

American Woman Just Became First Paralyzed Veteran to Complete a Marathon Using a Robotic Exoskeleto

  Retired Army Sergeant Theresa Vereline became the first paralyzed American to finish the NYC marathon, and first veteran to complete it with an exoskeleton.... read more

Officials in Zambia Unite to Halt Mining Permits in Pristine Wilderness in Africa

  Three Zambian officials made public their vow to halt mining permits in Lower Zambezi National Park due to the threats posed to the environment and water.... read more

6 Simple Ways to Improve Dream Recall

  December 2nd, 2019 By Nikki Harper Most of us are fascinated by the insight our dreams can give us into our subconscious mind – but dreams are famously difficult to remember, and we've all experienced the frustration of trying ... read more

How the Epstein Saga Connects to Almost Every Aspect of the Worldwide Conspiracy

  December 2nd, 2019 By Makia Freeman Contributing Writer for Wake Up World The Epstein saga continues, with new information arising weekly and even daily that keeps shining the light on the audacious pedophilia, sex-trafficking and bla... read more

After Spectacular Unanimous Approval in Congress, Extreme Animal Cruelty is Now Officially a US Felo

  Since the PACT Act was unanimously passed in the US House and Senate, it was officially signed into effect by President Trump on Monday.... read more

Man Hailed as a Hero After He Rushed to Pull Driver From Burning Car After Fuel Explosion

  If Edward Cyr had not rushed into action when he did, Glenwood Little may not have survived the car fire that erupted from his backseat earlier this month.... read more

Discovery of 'Tendon Stem Cells' Could Revolutionize How We Recover From Injuries

  Muscle injuries that can currently spell the end of an athletic career may soon be a thing of the past thanks to this latest medical breakthrough.... read more

Dying Man Fulfills Final Wish of Having a Beer With His Sons—And the Photo is Comforting Thous

  Since the photo was shared last week, it has prompted thousands of people to share their own stories of comfort and familial love.... read more

With Only 4% of Their Works by Women Artists, Museum Resolves to Only Buy Female-Made Art for One Ye

  This Maryland art museum is aiming to close their gender gap by exclusively buying artworks by female artists and designers for the next year.... read more

Man Transforms His Pub into the Most Festive Bar in All of UK So He Can Raise Money for Sick Childre

  With more than 60,000 Christmas lights and towering sculptures made of beer bottles, this may be the most festive pub in all of Great Britain.... read more

In World First, Scientists Reprogram Bacteria to Exist Solely By Consuming CO2 From the Air

  After years of careful work, scientists have managed to breed bacteria that exclusively consumes carbon dioxide from its environment.... read more

Years After Accidental Holiday Text, Man Still Gets Together With the Grandma Who Invited Him to Tha

  It has been several years since Jamal Hinton was invited to a woman's Thanksgiving dinner—and they have been fast friends ever since.... read more

Boy's Reaction to Trying On Colorblind Glasses is Helping Finance Hundreds of Pairs for Other Ki

  Since this video of a boy trying on EnChroma glasses was shared to Twitter last week, it has helped to pay for hundreds of other pairs for colorblind kids.The post Boy's Reaction to Trying On Colorblind Glasses is Helping Finance Hund... read more

Playing Traditional Games Protects Your Thinking Skills As You Age, Says New 68-Year Study

  Playing cards, chess, or board games isn't just fun—this longitudinal study says it protects your thinking skills as you get older.... read more

Iconic Soccer Star Surprise a Superfan at Work—Followed By the Best Day Ever

  Not only did the team surprise their fan with a visit to their stadium, they also gave him season tickets to every single one of their away games to come.... read more

In World First, German Steelmakers Power Their Furnace Using Only Hydrogen Instead of Coal

  With the steelmaking industry producing 7% of the world's CO2 emissions, this breakthrough from Germany could be pivotal in curbing its carbon footprint.... read more

Dad's Panicked Text Messages Over Losing His Daughter's Hamster Might Be the Sweetest Thing

  Although Steph Veerman was concerned for her missing hamster, she couldn't help but be amused—and endeared—by her father's panicked reaction.The post Dad's Panicked Text Messages Over Losing His Daughter's Hamster Might Be... read more

Missing Cat Finally Reunited With Owner After It Was Found Wandering the Streets 1,400 Miles Away

  It has been five years since Sasha the cat disappeared from her home in Portland—but thanks to her microchip, she has finally be reunited with her owner.... read more

The Number One Skill of a 21st Century Leader And How to Acquire It

  November 29th, 2019 By Bastianela Bente Unfortunately, nowadays, most leadership training fails to deliver the transformation it promises. The reason for that is that most do not address what I call the root skill of a true leader. O... read more

Protected Areas are Not Preventing Human Encroachment, Study Shows

  November 29th, 2019 By Nikki Harper Currently, one sixth of the globe's land now falls within a designated protected area [1], in a bid to protect habitats, preserve biodiversity and maintain carbon sequestering vegetation. Sounds li... read more

Plastic Water Bottles and Bottled Water Culture

  November 28th, 2019 By Kaylee White When it comes to being better stewards of the environment, we're all looking for ways that we can improve our overall habits. Some of those changes can be big — for example, switching to a mo... read more

Drink Tea to Boost Brain Function, Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

  November 28th, 2019 By Amelia Harris Cognitive decline is a serious concern for many people as they age, especially with more than 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer's Disease. But one study suggests that drinking tea regula... read more

Discovering Your Sacred Gifts — Even If You Don't Think You Have Any

  November 27th, 2019 By Catherine Cates What are your unique talents? What are your sacred gifts? If you're like many people, you're now looking at me blankly. "I don't have any," is your most likely answer – but that's simp... read more

How Silence Awakens Your World

  November 26th, 2019 By Paul Lenda Enjoy the silence. It's hard to find these days. It really does seem like you need to go up a mountain and climb into a cave to find silence. Even then, you will have the intruding sounds of airplane... read more

After Australian Bushfires, People Knit Mittens for Burnt Koalas and Raise Almost $2 Million to Help

  In addition to crafting hundreds of pieces of knitwear for injured animals, people from all over the world have raised almost $2 million in donations.... read more

After Learning Denny's Waitress Walked 14 Miles to Work Every Day, Couple Buys Her New Car Hours

  Adrianna Edwards used to spent almost five hours hiking to and from work every day—but not anymore, thanks to some compassionate Denny's patrons.The post After Learning Denny's Waitress Walked 14 Miles to Work Every Day, Couple ... read more

Newborn giraffe adopted by dog at South Africa sanctuary

  A wildlife sanctuary in South Africa said a newborn giraffe found abandoned and comatose is now improving with help from his new adopted parent -- an anti-poaching dog.... read more

Chihuahua drives owner's SUV across busy road

  Police in Louisiana shared security camera footage from an incident at a gas station involving a chihuahua that managed to drive its owner's vehicle across a street.... read more

Riders on New York subway train enjoy early Thanksgiving

  A group of riders on a New York subway train celebrated the holiday early by sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner on the Canarsie-bound L train.... read more

112-year-old message in a bottle found inside college wall

  Workers conducting renovations at a New Jersey college made a discovery inside a wall -- a message in a bottle from the structure's original builders in 1907.... read more

Indonesian students given chicks to combat smartphone addiction

  An Indonesian city is giving out pet chicks to 2,000 elementary and middle school students in a bid to combat internet and smartphone addiction.... read more

Police fine driver with ornate curtain hanging over windshield

  Police in Britain shared a photo of a truck stopped due to clutter around the windshield -- including an ornate curtain, lamps and a cellphone mounted to the glass.... read more

Engagement ring found in pocket of jacket from Idaho thrift store

  An Idaho woman is trying to find the original owner of a jacket she bought at a thrift store so she can return the engagement ring found concealed in a pocket.... read more

WWI-era German grenade found in Michigan river

  A Michigan man using a magnet while fishing in a river made an unusual catch -- a German grenade from around World War I.... read more

6 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your Aura

  November 25th, 2019 By Nikki Harper If you're feeling tired, drained, depressed or demotivated, it could well be that your aura needs a bit of a boost. Your aura is made up of the vibrations of your physical, emotional, mental and sp... read more

What's the Best Way to Take CBD?

  November 26th, 2019 By Dr. Edward F. Group There are so many CBD products out there, from creams and lotions to extracts and pills, edibles, even vaping. So, if you're interested in taking CBD for your health, what is the best way to... read more

Free vector graphics editor

  Could be useful. See (this one's for Windows, but there's a version for Mac and Linux, too) inkscape... read more

We have no reason to believe 5g is safe

  via Scientific American The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks See also Senate commerce hearing... read more

2019 most dangerous U.S. cities

  This article is dated December 2018, and it's based on 2017 data, but whatever. :) RoadSnacks has a similar list here, and here's USA Today's. "This list was created based off information from the FBI's crime statistics which were ... read more

Today's front pages

  Cool website for news junkies: newseumtodaysfrontpages... read more

The truth about electric cars

  From: Anonymous See Electric-Cars... At a neighbourhood BBQ I was talking to a neighbour, a BC Hydro executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed, then got serious. If you really intend to adopt electric veh... read more

Russia-gate, explained

  This pretty well sums up the stupidity known as "Russia-gate": russiagate cartoon. And, can we please stop adding "gate" to the end of every scandal? Millennials are too young to remember Watergate, the original "gate." Thank ... read more

Where you belong

  I've been in middle Tennessee the past 25 years, grew up in northern California, spent most of my 20s in L.A., but according to this site I should move to New England. They say... "You would fit in well in New England due to your ... read more

Stop 5G on Earth and in space

  We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (_) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will... read more

Requiring (or not) a password in Windows

  In Windows 7 (and possibly earlier and later versions), use NETPLWIZ and check (or uncheck) the box that says something to the effect of "require users to enter passwords." Make sure that your own username is highlighted before you c... read more

Turn your computer into a Chrome device

  From NeverWare at neverware "Ready to turn your computer into a Chrome device? You're in the right spot. The Home edition is our free version of CloudReady, intended only for personal use by individuals. It offers the sa... read more

Behavior experiment

  [copied from somewhere. apologies, but we don't remember where] You start with a cage containing four monkeys, and inside the cage you hang a banana on a string, and then you place a set of stairs under the banana. Before long a mo... read more

Conspiracy Corner

  Conspiracy-related links Old reference to conspiracies Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo by William Arthur Holmes Dobie wants to save the world. His old boss, Colonel Charonne, wants to stop him. On tour in support of his "cons... read more

Word Hippo

  Useful site here: Word Hippo. "Thesaurus and word tools for your creative needs."... read more

History of

  FYI for those researching insignificant corners of the web: Wayback Machine... read more

Open DNS

  Just thought we'd mention ... read more

So, you dropped your phone into the toilet?

  Yep, that is what just happened to me. Here is some advice on what to do: wikihowDry-Out-a-Wet-iPhone. Luckily, it had already been flushed and the phone was too big to go down the hole. Still... remind me to spray it with Lysol ... read more

Bogus ransom emails

  Just because the From is spoofed, it doesn't mean your email account is compromised. See: Ask Leo And here's a complete example, though they vary slightly: " Hi, your account was recently hacked! Modify the pswd right now! ... read more

Encyclopedia of Conspiracy

  Encyclopedia of Conspiracy.... read more

RF Shielding

  Compares chicken wire to aluminum foil (foil wins). I read elsewhere that, to protect equipment from CMEs, wrap it in cloth, wrapped in 5 layers of aluminum foil (cloth barrier keeps aluminum foil from becoming an antenna). Metal tras... read more


  via saturnalia-reason-for-season "At no time in the history of the early Christian church was it ever thought that the birth of Christ took place on 25 December. In fact, Jesus' birthday was not celebrated at all until the mid-4... read more

E-recycling services in Nashville

  Electronic Waste-Recycling electronic+recycling+nashville+area ... read more

Private school comparison site

  I've used this and liked it, FYI: privateschoolreview. This link shows an actual comparison.... read more

Good explanation of the "annexation" of Crimea

  "In response to us-issues-new-russia-sanctions-over-profiting-on-Crimean-resort. Reprinted without permission from whatreallyhappened" The world knows that Russia did not annex Crimea. [see politically-correct version h... read more

Israel lobby

  Watch the film the Israel Lobby didn't want you to see.... read more

URL expander

  You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl ... read more

Barney Fife lives!

  Can you say over-reaction? 87-year-Georgia-woman Related good-to-know info here... read more

Opting out of ads

  Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: Some of the biggest name brands always seem to be conveniently unavailable. ... read more

Another grammar complaint

  I used to be able to spot junk email by its bad grammar, spelling and punctuation. Now, even "legitimate" emails often fail the test. It makes the grammar Nazi in me very sad. "Another grammar complaint"; ... read more

This week's literacy rant

  OK, people, the word is "led" (when pronounced "led") not "lead" unless you're referring to the metal. I'm not surprised to see this in social media where it's acceptable (cool, even) to be completely illiterate, but I keep seeing it ... read more

Remove dog-fight-supporting politician, Steve king

  What a pinhead. "King supports dog fighting [because] "... humans are allowed to fight, so dogs should be, too." The difference, obviously, is that humans can choose whether or not to fight, and dogs cannot. Also, many dog fig... read more

Lingmo language translator

  Wow, I want one of these! Real-time language translation device whispers into your ear in real time as it's listening to the person speaking.... read more

How to drain a toilet

  I realized halfway through the task of draining the toilet that I didn't know how. I'd never done it before. I've drained the tank plenty of times, but not the toilet bowl itself. It all started after I had to use a "snake"... read more

Is it down right now

  Useful site to see if it's your connection (or firewall) or the site itself that's having a problem: Is It Down Right Now? Someone emailed us about their tool here: websiteplanetwebtoolsdown-or-not, although it said this site... read more

Your cell phone might detect a credit card skimmer

  "When you're next to the pump, try connecting to Bluetooth, and if you see "a long string of numbers trying to connect... then that's probably not good," says Sid Miller." via Cell phone might detect credit card skimmer. ... read more

Grim [false] depiction of Russian life

  "As a top propaganda outlet pushing the New Cold War, The New York Times paints life in Russia in the darkest hues, but this one-sided depiction misses the reality of the increasingly vibrant country that Gilbert Doctorow sees.&q... read more

Battery-free cell phone

  Cool! This would (eventually) remove the need for environment-destroying battery factories. "We've built what we believe is the first functioning cellphone that consumes almost zero power," said co-author Shyam Gollakota, an ass... read more

Running Windows in a Linux virtual machine

  I'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published online... read more

Another website/page of mine

  It's a site called Patreon where they help creative people find patrons to support their work. My page is here: Patreon "It would be amazing if I had any fans at all to help finance what I do! Thank you for (possibly) being one.... read more

Salt Water Filter Invented

  Salt water filter invented... read more

Linux on Chromebook

  Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like it. I got tired of some of the limitations of the ChromeOS. I'll still be able to toggle back and forth between the two... read more

Qadafi's Libya, The Real Story

  Qadafi's Libya, The Real Story. Or, maybe here... on ... read more

Facebook creeps me out

  Every time Facebook shows me one of those notices saying something like "Hey there, we've been going through all of your posts and thought you might like to share this compilation," I feel like I'm being approached by some c... read more

Phone scam to make you say yes

  Another phone scam to be aware of ... "After the introduction comes the questions: 'can you hear me?' "All of us, our natural response is to say, yes, or sure, or yes I can," said Hughes, but she says this is exactly wh... read more

Cool website

  Here's a cool website I just learned of: atlasobscura "In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching... read more


  Trampoline ends in "ine" not "ene" as I had thought. Just FYI for next time someone tells you that's the wi-fi password and you can't get online to look it up. :)... read more

Who should be in his administration

  This is cool. We can vote on who should be in his administration. Too bad he's so evil, though. ... read more

Google Chrome extensions

  Some of these Google Chrome extensions want permission to "... read and change all your data on the websites you visit." What the ...? Why would I give ANYONE that kind of permission? ... read more

Steroid level so high in beef it's causing players to fail drug tests

  I'm sure it's just a coincidence! :) Five months after Congress voted to remove country-of-origin labeling from pork and beef, the NFL is warning that meat produced in Mexico and China may contain a substance banned as a performanc... read more

Horse versus Google street view

  I like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don't like each other. See Google Street View car ... read more

Keyword, cookie, browser analytics failure

  Some headlines Google News mistakenly thought I'd be interested in ... Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? — The mainstream (pro-BushClinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant. Kanye West named GQ's M... read more

Possible cure for hair loss

  There may be hope yet! See sciencedaily "Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth, a new study has found. In experiments with mouse and human hair folli... read more

The whys behind the Ukraine crisis

  "Further supporting the "natural gas motive" is the fact that it was Vice President Joe Biden who demanded that President Yanukovych pull back his police on Feb. 21, a move that opened the way for the neo-Nazi militias and the U.... read more

Police arrest politician for distributing voting rights leaflets

  "I asked [the policeman] for the ordinance number [being violated], because they can't put hanDCuffs on you if they cannot tell you why they're detaining you." via Police Arrest Young Black Politician For Distributi... read more

Her own language

  I love how my daughter, Elizabeth, 9, makes up words. Tonight I was complimenting her on what a good fruit smoothie she'd just made. I said she should always try to remember how much of each ingredient she used so she can make it aga... read more

Let us vote whether money is speech

  Let us vote whether money is speech The Supreme Court's decisions to let the rich buy as many politicians as they want are outrageous. Pass SB 1272 to demand a Constitutional amendment that overturns Citizens United and McCutcheon &m... read more

Solar freakin' roadways!

  Amazing! I love this! See youtu.beqlTA3rnpgzU And a nice song at the end, too! Here's their website:   solarroadways... read more

Possible 2016 presidential candidates

  Everyone even remotely publicly thinking about running for President in 2016, in the link below. 2016 Presidential Candidates... read more

Another entry in the eternal "third party candidates can't win" debate

  We received the following email from a friend, Diane, this morning: Subject: Another entry in the eternal "third party candidate can't win" debate There's a page on Facebook, the title of which is pretty much self-explanatory. Worth l... read more

The world according to Time magazine

   The World According to TIME Magazine. For those who still read TIME magazine.... read more

US is an oligarchy not a democracy, says scientific study

  US is an oligarchy not a democracy, says scientific study Of course, astute observers have known this for years. Still, it's nice to see it "officially" recognized. Then again, this country NEVER WAS a democracy, it's a republic. An... read more

S.C. state senate nullifies hemp ban

  "Many hemp supporters feel that the DEA has been used as an "attack dog" of sorts to prevent competition with major industries where American-grown hemp products would create serious market competition: Cotton, PaperLumber, Oil,... read more

Subsidizing the corporate one percent

  Subsidizing the Corporate One Percent | Good Jobs First. Apparently, those bastions of capitalism are in fact socialists, at least when it works for them.... read more

The architects of free trade really did want a world government of corporations

  Observations on Credit and Surveillance — NAFTA Origins, Part Two: The Architects of Free Trade Really Did Want a World Government of Corporations."It's amazing what you find in the Congressional Record. For example, you fi... read more

Putin-style politics could be what saves U.S.

  I used to think Putin was a thugautocrat [I should say I assumed he must be, but that's what it takes sometimes.That being said, he does seem to have Russia's (and his own) interests at heart.I like what he's done to the oligarchs i... read more

Washington state bill would turn off resources to NSA facility

  Cool! But I suppose the city of Yakima might in this case have veto power?"... Washington "to refuse material support, participation, or assistance to any federal agency which claims the power, or with any federal law, rule, regu... read more

We stopped sopa, let's stop the tpp

  "The text of the agreement has been shrouded in secrecy. But we know from leaked documents that the TPP would let corporations monitor our online activities, cut off our Internet access, delete content and impose fines." vi... read more

Icelanders overthrow government and rewrite Constitution after banking fraud

  via guardianlv201312icelanders-overthrow-government-and-rewrite-constitution-after-banking-fraud-no-word-from-us-media "Icelanders forced their entire government to resign after a banking fraud scandal, overthrowing the r... read more

The fallacy of lesser evil choice

  "... the main issue here is that it is delusional if not moronic for persons who describe themselves as "progressive" to insist upon copping out to the "Lesser-Evil" candidate for fear of "losing" an election, rather than to supp... read more

Chris Hedges: imploding the myth of Israel

  via Chris Hedges: Imploding the Myth of Israel. "... a state whose real goal is, and always has been, the transfer, forced immigration or utter subjugation and impoverishment of Palestinians inside Israel and the occupied territ... read more

RFK Jr. on JFK's attempts to end the cold war

  "Bolshakov smuggled a letter, the first of 21 declassified in 1993, to JFK's press secretary, Pierre Salinger, in a folded newspaper. In it, Khrushchev expressed regret about Vienna and embraced JFKs proposal for a path to peace ... read more

Don't fall for the 90# telephone scam

  I'd never fall for this (I hope) because our only "wired" number is through the Internet, not AT&T or any major provider.Here's a link to the FCC's page: fcc.govguides90-telephone-scam. "I received a telephone call last evenin... read more

9-11 explained in 5 minutes

  For those who still believe the official story. via 9-11 explained in 5 minutes.... read more

Simple reform could save America from Wall Street

  A Simple Reform Could Save America From Wall Street and Boost the Economy: What's Washington Waiting For? "We're talking about a financial transaction tax (FTT) — a tiny tax of, say, less than half a percent: maybe 3 c... read more

Shocked to realize affordable health care another Obama fairy tale

  The article's title, below in link, is misleading — which I hate no matter whose "side" you're on — but the factsresults are true. "After registering, she lamented that 'every plan is going to cost more than what I ... read more

Benjamin Franklin called traitor for informing people about actions of gov't

  via Like Edward Snowden, Benjamin Franklin Was Called a Traitor For Informing the People About the Actions of its Government. "In 1773, Benjamin Franklin leaked confidential information by releasing letters written by then Lt. G... read more

60 percent say fire every member of Congress

  NBCWSJ poll: 60 percent say fire every member of Congress — First Read. ... read more

Why war with Russia is unavoidable, unless...

  "Both "conservative" Republican voters and "liberal" Democrat voters wash their consciences by blaming the other party for the evils of American politics. But they are the only ones to blame, because they keep electing to public ... read more

WTF?? Constitution banned on Constitution day

  "Prevented from passing out free copies of the Constitution to his fellow students. Free copies. Of the Constitution. On Constitution Day." via ABombazine: WTF?? Constitution Banned on Constitution Day in California.... read more

A politician's worst nightmare

  Be every politician's (and their henchmen's) worst nightmare, an informed citizen! Someone else has probably already said this, and said it better. Oh well, it's still true.... read more

Spot the psycho before they spot you

  Activist Post: Spot the Psycho Before They Spot You. "We hang the petty thieves, and appoint the great ones to public office." — Aesop... read more

Ruling elite destroying our economies

  ... on purpose, is what he seems to be implying without saying so in so many words. ? Ruling Elite Destroying Our Economies - Robin Hahnel - YouTube. ... read more

If called to jury duty, be informed

  Click below for more info: fija "FIJA works to: Inform potential jurors of their traditional, legal authority to refuse to enforce unjust laws Inform potential jurors that they cannot be required to check their conscience... read more


  Obama himself says, "The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident." And he's right, for a change. Yet hethey want us all to be constantly afraid of this bogeyman, these nebulous "te... read more

Court to feds, explain marine's Facebook postings arrest

  via Court to feds: Explain Marine's Facebook-postings arrest. "Brandon Raub's case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that continues to target military veterans for expressing their discontent over Ame... read more

Musical sign language interpreters

  That must be some fast signing. I'd like to see that. I guess they show the beat by tapping their feet? It's got me curious. We are SO excited to tell y'all that Musical Sign Language Interpreters will be at this weeks show.. and it ... read more

Lawmakers who upheld NSA phone spying received double the cash

  "... those 217 "no" voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 "yes" voters." via Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash... read more

Wouldn't it just be easier to change our foreign policy?

  via Wouldn't It Just Be Easier to Change Our Foreign Policy?. "... it would lessen the supposed need to spy on Americans, which is unacceptable under any circumstances, but can only be sold with endless fear-mongering about ... read more

Conspiracy theorists sane; government dupes hostile

  Told ya! :) via New studies: 'Conspiracy theorists' sane; government dupes crazy, hostile. "In short, the new study by Wood and Douglas suggests the negative stereotype of conspiracy theorists — a hostile fanatics... read more

How to know if your co-worker is a threat to national security

  "Essentially, pretend the Soviets won the Cold War and then conquered the United States — that's how the government is operating." via How to know if your coworker is a threat to national security | The Matt ... read more

Lies lies lies

  Lyrics from a Frank Zappa song: "You will obey me while I lead you And eat the garbage that I feed you Until the day that we don't need you Don't go for one will heed you Your mind is totally controlled It has been stuf... read more

Cool, not cool

  Cool! But bad news for locksmiths? "keyme" stores a copy of your house key in the cloud Not cool delete-doesnt-quite-mean-the-same-thing-to-Facebook-as-it-does-to-you... read more

My phones

  In the process of upgrading to a new Samsung Galaxy Note II today (which should arrive in a few days), Sprint at one point showed me all of the devices I've had with them over the years (in case I wanted to trade any of them in). It w... read more

12 real patriots brave enough to fight for truth and justice

  via 12 Real Patriots Brave Enough to Fight for Truth and Justice | Alternet. "Who are the true patriots of today? Not the flag-wrapped politicians who send other people's children off to be killed or disabled in wars to... read more

How inbred elites are tearing America apart

  People are embedded in these institutions, they are blinkered in these ways that means they're making decisions outside the bounds of democratic accountability. Which can lead to corruption — like, moral transgression &mdash... read more

Ed Snowden, NSA, and fairy tales a child could see through

  "This whole Snowden affair is an op. It's the kind of op that works because people are prepared to believe anything." via Activist Post: Ed Snowden, NSA, and fairy tales a child could see through.... read more

Gardasil and Cervarix don't work, are dangerous and weren't tested

  "Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. She is the latest to come forward and question the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines." via ... read more

Taibbi reveals smoking gun at moody's and s&p

  "Lord help our f****ing scam?.?.?.?this has to be the stupidest place I have worked at," writes one Standard & Poor's executive. "As you know, I had difficulties explaining 'HOW' we got to those numbers since there is no science ... read more

Best smartphone (2013)

  I've got an iPhone 4 now, which I've never been crazy about. I used to have a Blackberry Curve, which I was also never crazy about. If I could combine the best features from both, that'd be nice, but probably still not good enough. :)... read more

Vaccine scandal exposes government lies

  "... most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies. So they don't have the flu." via Activist Post: A new giant vaccine scandal exposes government lies and psy... read more

Thousands of companies handing over your data to NSA

  "We have become a "surveillance society", and this is exactly the sort of thing that the Fourth Amendment was supposed to protect us against. The government is only supposed to invade our privacy and investigate us when there is ... read more

Has the U.S. war on terror just had its Cronkite moment?

  "PRISM looks like that Cronkite moment: The moment when even the staunchest Obama supporter admits they've been taken for a ride." via Has the US war on terror just had its Cronkite moment? ... read more

The next American revolution has already begun

  The Next American Revolution Has Already Begun: An Interview With Gar Alperovitz. Interesting.... read more

Upgrading to Windows 7

  Yes, I know Windows 8 is out, but I'm always a version or two behind at home. I'm upgrading my wife's computer, not my own. She got MS Office 2013 for $10 from work. Incredible deal, right?. But it requires Windows 7 or 8. So, yeah, ... read more

Priority issues survey from Nancy Pelosi

  Got a "2013 Priority Issues Survey" from Nancy Pelosi today! First of all, I'm not a Democrat (nor a Republican). Second of all, why are they sending me actual physical mail? This is 2013, it says so right there on the survey! Direct ... read more

Patent claims solar energy 'breakthrough'

  I hope this is for real: Patent Filing Claims Solar Energy Breakthrough "In a U.S. patent application, a little-known Maryland inventor claims a stunning solar energy breakthrough that promises to end the planet's reliance on f... read more

Sprint now allows editing how you appear in caller ID

  This is great. I think I blogged once (here), complaining that I couldn't change how my name appears on the receiving end's caller ID. It showed my legal name, William, but I wanted it to say Bill. The foreign girl in Sprint customer ... read more

Why is Boston 'terrorism' but not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson and Columbine?

  Glenn Greenwald asks in his latest column, "Why is Boston 'terrorism' but not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson and Columbine?" Can it be because the suspects in this one are Muslim? Can only Muslims commit terrorism? What have we become? &m... read more

Anger builds in Illinois at Bain's latest outsourcing plan

  'I'm sick to my stomach': anger builds in Illinois at Bain's latest outsourcing plan"The Sensata plant in Freeport is profitable and competitive, but its majority owner, Bain Capital, has decided to ship jobs to China — and... read more

Bitcoin vs. big government

  Nice! via Bitcoin vs. Big Government "Interest in Bitcoin has surged along with its valuation. Last week saw its exchange rate soar past $100 for the first time ever, landing the virtual currency on the front pages of The Washi... read more

The psychology of the powerful

  Instead of analysing actions, checking through the consequences of those actions and chatting through the decisions made, leaders too often rely on impulsive decision-making - and this is when hubris can set in. via The psychology of ... read more

Why is socialism doing so darn well in deep red North Dakota?

  Public "social" banking works, even for otherwise "conservative" people. via Why Is Socialism Doing So Darn Well in Deep-Red North Dakota? "North Dakota's thriving state bank makes a mockery of Wall Street's casino banking syst... read more

In case you thought he was your president...

  via rtusamonsanto-bill-blunt-agriculture-006 "Obama signs Monsanto protection act, which makes Monsanto immune from governmental prosecution or legal liability from damage caused by GMO products. Has the govt declared war... read more

The digital story of the nativity

  This is the Christmas story as told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon... ad infinitum. See YouTube - THE DIGITAL STORY OF THE NATIVITY. And, for a miniseries on the subject... read more

The confiscation scheme planned for U.S. and U.K. depositors

  "Although few depositors realize it, legally the bank owns the depositor's funds as soon as they are put in the bank. Our money becomes the bank's, and we become unsecured creditors holding IOUs or promises to pay." ... read more

Cleanliness counts

  Click on this link to clean the inside of your screen: yahelitelolscreenclean.swf ... read more

Name generator

  Name Generator - Cool Name ideas at the click of a button! I thought this, above, was kinda cool for generating a pseudonym. You can also generate a Medieval name, a Twitter name, whatever. On that page, the actual "generator" butt... read more

What happens when the banks stay closed, Cyprus edition

  [anonymous] says: I'm sure the "powers that be" are busy buying up properties and companies in Cyprus right now, as happened here with the real estate collapse. Prices will be fixed beyond the reach of the middle class, impoverishing ... read more

George Orwell's 1984 happening before us

  Never heard of this guy before, but I'm glad people are speaking out ... at least occasionally. via Jeff Monson: US a police state, George Orwell's 1984 happening before us — RT Op-Edge. "They want to scare us, saying "th... read more

Liberty versus security

  From zerohedge, I like this graphic showing this nation's descent into totalitarianism.From this article here.... read more

Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

  via Anna Lappé & Food MythBusters, Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? In a word, no.... read more

Will graphene supercapacitors make batteries obsolete?

  Cool! ... someday. From Will Graphene Supercapacitors Make Batteries Obsolete? "Researchers with the California NanoSystems Institute recently developed a new battery-like supercapacitor, a device that stores charge, which may r... read more

We need a new Sherman Antitrust Act

  @holmes3804We need a new Sherman Antitrust Act! (or enforce the one we've got).Limit, by statute, the allowed size of any company.Having too much of the economy controlled by too few corporations translates out to not enough jobs! ... read more

Ekaterina Dzhugashvili, Stalin's mother

  And this, people, is why you shouldn't beat your child (any more than you have to) ... "She [Stalin's mother] once asked her son, 'Joseph, what exactly are you now?' He replied, 'do you remember the Tsar? Well, I&#... read more

Which website would you choose?

  If you were on a deserted island with an Internet connection and a pug, but could only access ONE website, which site would it be?(BTW, the pug is irrelevant, I just like pugs!) Facebook - 3 votes Google - 2 votes Kindle - 1 votes ... read more

America should have a national popular vote

  The Post-Election Project: Should America Have a National Popular Vote? Seems like a good idea, at first glance, at least. UPDATE (November 2016): Upon further review, it's fairly clear the Electoral College serves a valuable purpos... read more

The gravitylight, lighting for developing countries

  GravityLight: lighting for the developing countries on VimeoThis is so cool!... read more

Fooling themselves

  The "elites" are adept at fooling themselves into thinking they know best.This "superiority" that they bestow upon themselves is a convenient justification for keeping "us commoners" in the dark, and keeping themselves in power.... read more

Russia ousts U.S. NGOs, fake protests peter out

  "Reuters states ... Putin ... has pushed through laws which critics say can be used to stifle dissent - tightening controls of the Internet ... and broadening the definition of treason." via Activist Post: Russia Ousts Medd... read more

AP's dangerous Iran hoax demands an accounting and explanation

  AP's dangerous Iran hoax demands an accounting and explanation | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | The problem is that EVERY other news source in the "western world" quotes AP verbatim without any jour... read more

You are the solution you've been looking for

  Instead of joining one more group, walking on [one] more march, giving to one more money bomb, sending one more breathless email about how important this issue is, do me a favor, go to the mirror and say to yourself... via You Are th... read more

Stop calling them leaders

  These political "leaders" throughout the world, including the US, are not leaders. They're just power players.... read more

What happened to the green new deal?

  Big business would starve if deprived of state-organized central banking, transport, electricity, water, sewage, courts, zoning, police, environmental remediation, customs and labor regulation. Pick an industry and youll find tailored... read more

  Start your own petition by clicking the link below via petitions.moveon. "People Powered Petitions.There are more than 8 million MoveOn members. Tap into our shared people power and create progressive change."... read more

Strike debt! debt resistance for the 99%

  Another great idea! via Strike Debt! Debt Resistance for the 99%. "Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom."... read more

Rolling jubilee

  Rolling Jubilee. Great idea! "A bailout of the people by the people Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtor... read more

Mystery solved

  I solved an old mystery today, thanks to one of the Russian language podcasts I've been listening to lately. It's a phase I'm going through. I'm starting to listen to Hindi, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese, too. I guess I'm doing all... read more

People are not really awake yet to the two-party dictatorship

  via Ralph Nader - People Are Not Really Awake Yet To The Two Party Dictatorship" ""... read more

Free & equal, fighting for a more equal election process

  via Free & Equal - Fighting for a more equal election process. "As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization, we work to give all ballot-qualified local and presidential candidates the opportunity to debate important pol... read more

The virtual recovery

  "... the low 2011 real median household income is the summation, in most cases, of two household earners, whereas in 1967-68 one earner could produce the same real income.... when both husband and wife have to work in order to ma... read more

Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising

  Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising for Mitt Romney ... read more

Monsanto funded anti GMO labeling campaign

  Activist Post: Monsanto Funded Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign Gets Away with Impersonating Govt. Agencies. Corporate scum at their worst, or is this merely typical?"Misuse of a United States government seal can lead to a $250,000 ... read more

Media, electoral system leave Americans voiceless

  Media, electoral system leave Americans voiceless - third-party candidates talk to RT... read more

Here's your sign, mr. ryan

  "I think Gov. Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example. And that we have fewer ships that we had in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayon... read more

Free and equal, presidential debate

  Free and Equal - Presidential Debate. These candidates might discuss ACTUAL issues, not corporate-sponsored "issues."... read more


  "When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." ~ Pla... read more

Exposing kids to 10 hours of science a year makes them smarter

  via Refreshing News: Exposing Kids To 10 Hours Of Science A Year Makes Them Smarter. "I didn't know science was fun" ... read more

Comedian Richard Jeni, why the left and right suck

  Comedian Richard Jeni: Why The Left & The Right Suck"... read more

Hacking democracy on YouTube

  Hacking Democracy on YouTube. "The disturbingly shocking HBO documentary HACKING DEMOCRACY bravely tangles with our nation's ills at the heart of democracy. The film the Diebold ..."... read more

This guy is a joke

  Here is a timeline of "dire" warnings since 1979"For more than quarter of a century Western officials have claimed repeatedly that Iran is close to joining the nuclear club. Such a result is always declared "unacceptable" and a p... read more

Coal miners stand with Mitt because they're forced to

  via Coal Miners Stand with Mitt Because Theyre Forced To | Common Dreams."Coal miners in Ohio - who work for a company that's given almost $1 million to the GOP - say they feared they'd lose their jobs if they didn't attend ... read more

The Bain legacy

  ... the GOP presidential hopeful was a key architect of what has become known as the "Bain model." And as president, it can be expected that he would govern the country using the values that governed Bain Capital. see The Bain Legacy... read more

Hey banksters, we are fully awake

  Good, short video about the banking system. via Hey Banksters: We Are Fully Awake... read more

White House removes petition with over 22,000 signatures

  Activist Post: White House removes petition with over 22,000 signatures calling for the TSA to follow the law."Yet again, the Obama administration has made it quite clear that they couldn't care less about the law, separation of ... read more

Whatever happened to WordStar

  I barely used it, but I found this interesting because I was once a "word processor" (human, not program) back in the mid-80s to early 90s.Whatever happened to WordStar ... read more

Lawmakers got inside information during 2008 financial crisis

  34 lawmakers — including Speaker of the House John Boehner — got inside information during the 2008 financial crisis — and immediately changed their investment portfolios — 12160."The lawmakers, many of wh... read more

Roseanne Barr: two major parties are prostitutes for big money

  via Roseanne Barr on Presidential Run: Two Major Parties Are a Bunch of Prostitutes Who Work for Big Money "RB: I think this government is broken and unfixable, and it needs to be tossed out and replaced with a parliamentary gov... read more

Senator chairing investigation of JP Morgan Chase receives contributions from same

  JP Morgan Chase Is Biggest Campaign Contributor to the Senator Who's Chairing the Investigation of JP Morgan Chase."Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of rich guys to fund campaigns . . ."... read more

US Senators who voted to let drones shoot Americans in the streets

  Maybe. Or, this might just be another purposely "shocking" headline. "Both" sides tend to blow things out of proportion, unfortunately. via The List OF 75 US Senators Who Voted To Let 30,000 Drones Shoot Americans In The Streets &qu... read more

Bush found guilty of war crimes

   Bush Found Guilty Of War Crimes Too bad nothing will come of it, but it's nice to see, anyway."In what is the first ever conviction of its kind anywhere in the world, the former US President and seven key members of his admin... read more


  Great video ... and idea.Thrive! " Stay informed, subscribe to our mailing list: bit.lyThriveUpdates Buy the DVD w 50+ minutes of bonus features: thrivemovementstore Follow us on Facebook: ... read more

Unplugging Americans from the matrix

  ... political elites represent only the powerful special interests that write the country's laws in exchange for funding the political campaigns of "lawmakers." via Unplugging Americans from the Matrix"The West passes judgmen... read more


  . Cool website for those who like words. I love how they provide samples from actual articles on the internet.And they actually provide an answer to links like the one above. claims to be the most comprehensive English dictionary in... read more

Part 1 | hungry for change

  "This inspiring film has the power to transform your health!" — Anthony Robbins, World Renowned Peak Performance Expert. via Hungry For Change — Part 1 | HUNGRY FOR CHANGE®.... read more

Hackers elect cartoon character thanks to electronic voting

  "... a cartoon character was written in and won by a landslide, thanks to the hard work of hackers ..." via Activist Post: Hackers elect cartoon character to Washington DC school board thanks to electronic voting."If you didn't t... read more

What if democracy is bunk?

  via The Daily Bell - What If Democracy Is Bunk? "What if you are only allowed to vote because it doesn't make a difference? What if no matter how you vote, the elites get to have it their way? What if "one person, one vote" is j... read more

All I wanted to do was vote

  Indiana OfficialWorried About Voter Fraud Is Convicted of Voter Fraud "Irony Still Not Dead Dept: Indiana's ousted top elections official, former GOP Secretary of State Charlie White has been convicted of six felony counts of vo... read more

Judge Napolitano: how to get fired from Fox Business in under 5 mins

  Judge Napolitano — How to get fired from Fox Business in under 5 mins.... read more

Result not even close to the actual vote

  RP Supporter Chairman of Belfast Maine Caucus Calls State GOP to Confirm Vote Tally, result "not even close" to the actual vote! "It's not the votes that count, it's who counts the votes." — JosefStalin... read more

1930s Chicago Plan vs. American monetary policy

  from The 1930?s Chicago Plan Vs. The American Monetary Act. "If the purpose of money and credit were to discourage the exchange of goods and services, to destroy periodically the wealth produced, to frustrate and trip those who ... read more

Taxpayers lose $1.3 billion as gov't exits chrysler

  via Taxpayers lose $1.3 billion as gov't exits Chrysler "U.S. taxpayers likely lost $1.3 billion in the government bailout of Chrysler, the Treasury Department announced Thursday."... read more

Tennessee begins to push back against NDAA tyranny

  Some possible good news, for a change:"... any federal law purporting to require local or state law enforcement agencies to act at the direction of the federal government or the United States military is beyond the authority gran... read more

MIT creates solar cell from grass clippings

  MIT creates solar cell from grass clippings "A researcher at MIT, Andreas Mershin, has created solar panels from agricultural waste such as cut grass and dead leaves. In a few years, Mershin says it'll be possible to stir some g... read more

Voters' idea, replace Congress

  Voters' Idea: Replace Congress — Washington Wire — WSJ."Finally, there's a cause that Americans of all political persuasions can rally behind: It's time to dump every member of Congress."... read more

Newt Gingrich promises Palin a presidential appointment

  Newt Gingrich Promises Palin a Presidential Appointment and Commits a Felony. And Gingrich thinks he's the intellectual one among his competition."...I was honored and delighted last night when she said if she were in South Caro... read more

Could you pass a U.S. citizenship test?

  Applicants must get 6 answers out of 10 in an oral exam to pass the test. via Could you pass a US citizenship test?... read more

Care2, largest online community for healthy and green living

  Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare. "You Care. We Care2.Be a part of the world's largest community for good." ... read more

Don't mute Newt

  The candidacy of Newt Gingrich presents a historic opportunity for a new, bigger form of failure that could clarify to most Americans just how broken the electoral system is. via Don't Mute Newt : Information Clearing House."Th... read more

Congress is repealing the Constitution

   Paul Craig Roberts: Congress is Repealing the Constitution : Information Clearing House."There is a bill in the Senate that is attempting to keep torture alive as an interrogation technique. The National Defense Authorization Ac... read more

Down the path of increasingly repressive measures

  "Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citiz... read more

Link between earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing

  "... injecting water into deep rock formations causes earthquakes ..."via U.S. Government Confirms Link Between earthquakes and "fracking"].... read more

Finally, a judge stands up to Wall Street

  "... everybody had to be on board in order for a lot of these fraud schemes to work." via Finally, a Judge Stands Up to Wall Street.... read more

How the U.S. government secretly reads your email

  via How the US Government Secretly Reads Your Email "Somewhere, a US government official is reading through a list of those who sent or received an email from Jacob Appelbaum, a 28-year-old computer science researcher at the Uni... read more

Times sues government for refusing to reveal its interpretation of Patriot Act

  What sort of democracy are we living in when the government can refuse to even say how it's interpreting its own law? That's not democracy at all. "We've been covering for a while now how Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall have b... read more

Things that make you say, you've got to be kidding

  Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house.Anyway, last night our power ... read more

Foreign policy hypocrisy

  Copied from Liberty Underground: "Thirteen doctors and nurses who treated anti-government protesters during demonstrations in Bahrain earlier this year have been jailed for 15 years for crimes against the state. Seven other medical p... read more

Is this the sanest man running for president?

  Gary Johnson, Republican Presidential Candidate: Politics: GQ."If you're seeking the presidency but no one notices, are you still seeking the presidency? Gary Johnson was governor of New Mexico for eight years, balanced the hell ... read more

Brzezinski opens up

  veteranstoday20110919brzezinski-opens-up-the-last-american-cowboy "He goes two steps further, taking America's political "loonies" as he calls them "to the woodshed" and, avoiding the term "class war," speaks of the rea... read more

Rick Perry's Gardasil problem

  ... his former chief of staff was a lobbyist for Merck and ... his chief of staff's mother-in-law ... was the state director of an advocacy group bankrolled by Merck ... full article here"Why in early 2007 did he sign an executiv... read more

Super committee members super corrupt

  rawstoryrs20110818wall-street-firms-donated-11-2-million-to-members-of-debt-super-committee"The bipartisan "super committee" created by the debt ceiling deal is comprised of lawmakers who have received big bucks from sp... read more

Why borrow when you can print your own money?

  Why is the US Government borrowing money at interest from a private bank (the Fed) when Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution allows the US Government to create its own money, interest-free?... read more

My brother's math website

  My brother Steve's math website is Conquest Math, in case you or anyone you know has kids interested in math games. Here's what people are saying about it: "Shayden loves your math games. He played 3 grade levels for over an... read more

Welfare for the rich

  dailybailhomematt-taibbi-the-real-housewives-of-wall-street-how-morgan-st.html... read more

Mayors of America unite

  Mayors of America Unite to tell Obama and Congress: End the Wars and Keep The Money at Home."Any nation that year after year continues to raise the Defense budget while cutting social programs to the neediest is a nation approach... read more

Technology which could save the world

  via Technology which could save the world "This is Emma. She's going to save the world (and cure cancer). No, not the engineer in the lab coat. Rather, the Electron Model of Many Applications in which she's standing — a re... read more

Life behind bars for Bernanke

  James Grant: Life Behind Bars For Bernanke — Home — The Daily Bail."Ben S. Bernanke doesn't know how lucky he is. Tongue-lashings from Bernie Sanders, the populist senator from Vermont, are one thing. The hangman's no... read more

Ellsberg: all the crimes Nixon committed against me are now legal

  Ellsberg: All the crimes Nixon committed against me are now legal"Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg said Tuesday that disgraced former Republican President Richard M. Nixon would "admire [President Barack] Obama's boldness" ... read more

Top 10 corrupt politicians of 2010

  via Top 10 Corrupt Politicians of 2010 | Economy Watch. "Judicial Watch released its 2010 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." While there may be some surprises, readers will note that neither politic... read more

Nancy Pelosi posts questionable chart on debt

  "Debt vs. debt as a percentage of GDP: Some economists will tell you that it's not the size of the debt per se, but rather the size of the debt relative to the nation's gross domestic product. This helps minimize the comp... read more

Battling the corporate elite

  ... one major role of the US government in the corporatocracy is to serve as a scapegoat to deflect rebellion against the corporate elite. via Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate El... read more

Florida cuts unemployment benefits to pay for corporate tax cut

  Florida Cuts Unemployment Benefits To Pay For Corporate Tax Cut. I used to work for this jackass at ColumbiaHCA years ago.He was an out-of-touch elitist primadonna back then, and hasn't changed much, only now has less hair."In ... read more

Solar power without solar cells

  Cool! via Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible. "You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not see this possibility. We've all been taught that this... read more

Corporatist America

  via Chris Hedges: Corporatist America "A battle over the budget is closing our schools, our libraries, firing our teachers and taking away collective bargaining rights. While the banks and largest corporations are also not payin... read more

This can be our moment

  "... we need to go on offense and make Wall Street pay for the trillions it stole from us." via This Can Be Our Moment... read more

So that's what they mean by the "war on poverty"

  "Minnesota Republicans are pushing legislation that would make it a crime for people on public assistance to have more $20 in cash in their pockets any given month." So that's what they mean by the "War on Poverty" : Phar... read more

The skeleton closet

  The Skeleton Closet.Good stuff! "All the Scandals on All the Candidates for President —Since 1995— Because character DOES matter. You've come to the right place for dirt, attitude and opinionated character reviews... read more

US foreclosures in new legal trouble

  US foreclosures in new legal trouble.And remember those politicians who are in the banks' back pocket (hint:it's most of them)."Backing a lower court ruling made in 2009, it said two foreclosure sales were invalid because the ban... read more

Senate bill 5... first they came for the trade unionists

  The tyrants of the Left and Right like Stalin and Hitler had to destroy trade unionism in order to create totalitarian governments. Independent labor unions are an essential countervailing power in a democratic society. Unions allow p... read more

Our only political party has two right wings

  dailybailhomegore-vidal-our-only-political-party-has-two-right-wings-one.html"Our only political party has two right wings, one called Republican, the other Democratic. But Henry Adams figured all that out back in the 1890s... read more

U.S. officials pushed products deemed uNSAfe by China

  U.S. officials pushed products deemed unsafe by China"When it comes to protecting consumers, American politicians in China don't always practice what they preach, unpublished U.S. diplomatic cables show."... read more

What a liberal media might look like

  via What a 'Liberal Media' Might Look Like. "Editor's Note: For decades now, the American Right has pushed the myth [it's not a myth] that the national U.S. news media is "liberal," even though the owners are mostly wealthy corp... read more

Homeland Security claims the right to take your valuables

  via dinarvetsforumsindex.php?topic52464-do-not-use-safety-deposit-boxes#ixzz1CWy8y1SC "According to in-house memos now circulating, the DHS has issued orders to banks across America which announce to them that "under th... read more

Gov. kills immigration laws in name of economic growth

  Last Updated: Fri, 01072011 - 5:11pm Rhode Islands new governor has killed crucial measures to crack down on illegal immigration for the sake of statewide economic growth and prosperity in immigrant-rich areas. Just a few days on... read more

Taxpayers finance Pelosi's lavish Hawaiian farewell

  via judicialwatchblog201101taxpayers-finance-pelosi-s-lavish-Hawaiian-farewell "Last Updated: Wed, 01052011 - 12:24pm Reminiscent of the scandal in which she used military aircraft as her personal taxi, Nancy Pelosi ... read more

Decision to seize control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

  via judicialwatchpress-roompress-releasesjudicial-watch-asks-court-to-review-government-documents-on-decision-to-seize-control-of-fannie-mae-and-freddie-mac "Washington, DC — January 6, 2011 Judicial Watch, the pu... read more

Committee will not punish Sen Dodd for corrupt real estate deal

  from Senate Ethics Committee Will Not Punish Sen Dodd for Corrupt Real Estate Deal; Dismisses JW's Ethics Complaint "Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced tod... read more

Feds blow off recovering $643 mil in fraudulent payments

  via judicialwatchblog201101feds-blow-off-recovering-643-mil-in-fraudulent-payments "As if it weren't enraging enough that the U.S. government made $125 billion in faulty payments last year, a new report says the Federal... read more

TSA persecutes critics, ignores security threats

  via judicialwatchblog201012tsa-persecutes-critics-ignores-security-threats "While the Department of Homeland Security investigates a commercial airline pilot for exposing security flaws at a major U.S. airport, it fails... read more

TSA misses guns, bombs in tests

  Last Updated: Mon, 12202010 - 12:48pmWhile the government agency responsible for securing the nations transportation system harasses honest citizens with invasive, genital-groping personal searches, guns and bombs regularly get past... read more

TSA misses luggage that explodes after flight

  Last Updated: Wed, 12292010 - 1:18pmDespite a $98 million infusion for state-of-the-art baggage screening machines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) somehow missed a suitcase filled with explosives that blasted after... read more

Quantitative easing explained

  dailybailhomeabsolute-genius-make-this-go-viral-quantitative-easing-expla.html"The truth about quantitative easing. I just watched this again and laughed my a$$ off. Now with a ridiculous 5.2 million views on Youtube."... read more

GOP taps 'Prince of Pork' to lead spending committee

  By Staff, Fox NewsDecember 10, 2010Republicans who captured the House last month in part on the strength of a promise to rein in government spending have tapped a veteran lawmaker known as the "prince of pork" to head the powerful Ho... read more

A sordid, unethical tale

  By Editorial Staff, New York Times December 6, 2010 The Department of Justice has ended a criminal investigation without making charges in the case of Senator John Ensign, his mistress and the conveniently doled-out political favors... read more

City creates alternate banking system for illegal aliens

  While local governments work to curb the ravaging effect of illegal immigration, a major U.S. city is helping its undocumented aliens by creating an alternative banking system and giving them official government identification cards. ... read more

Computer stuff

  Well, I've spent the better part of this long weekend trying to get not just a server setup, but a server with VMware setup. VMware is very cool virtualization software that's all the rage in the corporate world where I'm ... read more

Something to ponder

  Railroad tracks The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and English expatriates... read more

Plleeaassee reeaadd! it was on goodmorning America

  It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:This is pro... read more

Stronger magnifying glass needed

  Previous argumentpost, continued: FIRST POINT OF VIEW: Yes, it's an excellent justification for not paying attention to what is going on in politics right now.I think W. proved very nicely that they are NOT all alike, and not making ... read more

Third world America, here we come?

  ONE POINT OF VIEW: Thanks to the Tea Party, and to all of you who voted to "throw the bums out".We have far worse bums now. nytimes20101114uspolitics14coats.html?_r=1 Third World America, here we come. SOMEONE'S RESPONSE: Go... read more


  (DING-kuhm) Dinkum, also dinky-di, fair dinkum, adjective True; honest; genuine. Etymology Probably derived, like many other Australian words, from English dialect. The counties of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire had a word or dincu... read more

Is this not treason?

  By his own admission, Cantor appears to be a traitorous dumb ass: crooksandliarssusie-madrakhis-own-standard-did-eric-cantor-just... read more


  (par-si-MO-nee-uhs) adjective: Excessively sparing or frugal. Etymology From Middle English parcimony, from Latin parsimonia, from parcere (to spare). First recorded use: 1598. Usage "President Calvin Coolidge was so with words tha... read more

We are ruled by huge corporate monopolies

  from Chris Hedges on TruthDig: We are ruled by huge corporate monopolies that replicate the political and economic power, on a vastly expanded scale, of the old trading companies of the 17th and 18th centuries. Walmart's gross an... read more

In new Orleans debate, sen. vitter admits to serious sins

  via thehillblogsballot-boxsenate-races126193-sen-vitter-admits-to-serious-sins-in-new-orleans-debate "By Sean J. Miller, The Hill, October 28, 2010Louisiana Sen. David Vitter again confessed he had committed "serious sin... read more

Political compass test

  via politicalcompasstest... read more

Election guide for election haters

  freepressdepartmentsdisplay1920103975... read more

Possibly useful site

   For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of: gazelle My old Dell laptop is apparently worth $38!I guess they really want newer stuff. ... read more

Free education

  Courtesy of The Khan Academy: khanacademy NOT free, but still related, online courses at udemy "You can learn anything.For free. For everyone. Forever."... read more

Never re-elect anyone

  Fresh start! Reboot! Recycle! Whatever you want to call it. Sure, the 5% who are good will have to find a real job for 2-6 years, but they can run again next time. It'll keep them from screwing up the economy because they know ... read more

Blue dog Democrats

  The nickname is an insult to dogs.Vote out anyone of these people who voted for doctors while at the same time voting against the unemployed. Washingtonpostwp-dyncontentarticle20100601AR2010060103831.html... read more

Online graphics editing sites

  These could be handy: citrify pixorial ... read more

Vote out anyone who supports these bogus wars

  These aren't wars for "freedom." They're wars for resources, drugs and profit. It's war for the sake of war. I feel sorry for the troops, who are just political and corporate pawns. "Vote out anyone wh... read more

Lesson for today

  There is an old hotelpub in Marble Arch, London which used to have gallows adjacent. Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial, of course) to be hung. The horse-drawn dray carting the prisoner was accompanied by an arme... read more

Rep alan grayson introduces the war is making you poor act

  Rep Alan Grayson Introduces the War Is Making You Poor Act May 21, 2010 - Uploaded by Alan Grayson Grayson v. Broun on the Constitution ... Watch the Speech the Republicans Don't Want You to See youtubewatch?v=t0_TtYQEDTo... read more

Stupid online chat with Sprint support

   12:32:39 PM : Bill: Initial QuestionComment: Your online form won't let me change my contact info. It keeps saying "Oops, something's broken" or whatever, never telling me what I've done wrong. I filled out all the requir... read more

How to anonymize your browsing

  To anonymize your browsing, use one of these "anonymizer" sites andor programs:Sites Anonymouse ConnectInPrivate The Cloak HideMyAss TheFreeCountry Programs FreeNetProject GnuNet ... read more

E-waste computers, TV's, other electronics collection

  There will be an E-Waste (computers, TV's, other electronics) collection held Saturday May 8 at the Walmart Supercenter located on Nolensville Pike a quarter mile south of Old Hickory Blvd. from 8 a.m. — 12 noon. Other sites... read more

New cell phone

  Sprint called the other day and offered me a free new phone. The woman, sounding like she was from Indonesia or something, went on and on and on for twenty minutes. Luckily, the call did not count against my minutes. Just last month I... read more

New mp3 player for my car

  I am now the proud owner of this very cool device, here.Thanks to Heather and Brady for the suggestion!... read more

San Francisco in 1906

  Things were a lot more freely-moving back then. And the kids seemed to be having fun. Reminds me of Russian traffic today, only they have slightly newer forms of transportation now. :) via san-Francisco-1905-historical-footage "... read more

New poll

  Are you upgrading to Windows 7? Take the poll, between the Admin section and the 1-800-Flowers ad. On the subject of Windows, here's a comparison I wrote up on my other website: windows-xp-vs-vista-vs-7 ... read more

Website visibility tool

  Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: megaproxy. One of my domain names was not resolving correctly from home. I went to the website above and checked it, and everything was resolving correctly from ... read more

CAT5 RJ-45 Cable Pin-Outs

  Eight Position (RJ-45) Modular Cable click here | or here UTP consists of 4 twisted pairs. The standard colors are: whiteblue - bluewhiteorange - orangewhitegreen - greenwhitebrown - brown Hub to Hub or Computer to Computer ... read more

Kaspersky Free Virus Scan

  FAST & FREE security scan for your PC via Kaspersky Security Scan | Free Virus Scanner | Kaspersky Lab US. ... read more


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Duplex printing

  QuestionDuplex printing isn't working, but it worked before.ANSWER:Click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, right click and choose Properties on that printer. Click Device Settings tab, choose Duplex toward the bottom, change i... read more

Mailbox over the limit

  QuestionI started getting notices that my mailbox is over it's limit. I have archived items over 90 days. What else can I do to stop these messages?Isn't this pretty much the same as archiving to my hard drive?I use three months.ANSWE... read more

Loud "BEEP" sound

  QuestionIs there any way to turn off the loud "BEEP" sound that occurs when Intel Proset detects a wireless network? I've tried going to control panel and muting all the sounds, but that doesn't seem to work.ANSWER:Try going into Inte... read more

Show Desktop icon missing

  Question My "Show Desktop" icon just disappeared from my Quick Start menu. How do I restore that? ANSWER: It probably got "bumped" aside by something else putting an icon in that space. You can drag that double greater than sign >>... read more

Transferring iTunes to new computer

  Question How do I transfer iTunes to my new computer? ANSWER:I have copied your iTunes from the old computer to the new. If you haven't already "authorized" your current computer, ... read more

Data recovery

  QuestionMy hard drive has died, and I've lost valuable data. If you can't recover it for me, is there a service who can?ANSWER:Here's the best one I've found: Gillware Inc. - gillware@gillwareEstimated ChargesStandard fee for Micr... read more

Can't paste anything into Outlook

  QuestionI can't paste anything into Outlook, but I can into Word, etc.ANSWER:Open Microsoft Word, go to TOOLS> OPTIONS> Select the SAVE tab and uncheck Embed smart tags.Also, there's a security feature in Outlook that, in certain situ... read more

Set email to forward to someone else

  QuestionHow do I set email (Outlook 2003) to forward to someone else while I'm out?ANSWER:In Outlook, click on Tools, Out of Office AssistantClick "I am currently out of the office…" and type your outgoing message, if any.Click ... read more

Can't see Sent Items in Outlook

  QuestionI can't see any of my Sent Items in Outlook (2003) anymoreANSWER:Try the following:Click ViewArrange ByCurrent ViewCustomize Current ViewFilter = OFF ... read more

Your old electronics might not be worthless after all

  FYI, your old electronics might not be worthless after all. econewonlinesamsclubCommonequiptypes.aspx?SiteXfrMsg=1 ... read more

Wireless not working

  Question No matter where I go, the wireless is not working.ANSWER: I just had to "enable wireless" by right-clicking on the icon at the bottom-right of the task bar and choose Enable Radio. I could then connect right into the wireless... read more

Access your Zune directly

  Great info here:roysacblog200710access-your-zune-from-windows-explorer.htmlYou can only delete one song at a time, though, so it's a limited solution. ... read more

Items for Sale

  Items for Sale ... read more

Fixing profile problems in Outlook 2003

  To recreatefix your Outlook 2003 profile, do the following:Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mailclick on Show ProfilesAdd a new profilegive it any NEW name you wantclick OKAdd your same old account back as a "new" account, cl... read more

Special characters in Word Perfect for DOS

  It all starts with Ctrl-V, followed by the number combinations shown on the screen that comes up.  For example, the tilde is Ctrl-V + 002, although it doesn't show up on my screen, but maybe it'll work on yours. The accent grave ... read more

AOL through Outlook using IMAP folders

  PROBLEM:Can you tell me again how to move deleted emails to a deleted email folder?  The AOL Imap folder just crosses them out but leaves them there.SOLUTION:It's under Edit, Purge Deleted Messages.Outer Banks by Hanes Men's Ulti... read more

Go Green & Save the Environment with 4 All Memory

  Go Green & Save the Environment with 4 All Memory ... read more

Ten More Ways to Detect Computer Malware

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  Avoid and toolbars that don't come with Windows from Microsoft. I just had a customer whose Internet Explorer wouldn't close after they installed "My.Freeze.Com" screensaver. Luckily, it uninstalled properly when using its uninstall p... read more

How to make Outlook 2003 open to your calendar by default

  copied from helpdesk.ilstukbindex.phtml?kbid=1326 By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your calendar instead.  To force Outlook to open your calenda... read more

Adding Safe Mode to your boot menu

  Windows VISTA and 7 require BCDEDIT for this.  With XP (and NT and 2000), you can use any old text editor.  First make sure the file is not marked Read Only.  Then open and edit your boot.ini file.  If you don't kn... read more

File sharing between XP Home and XP Pro

  PROBLEM:You get this error message when trying to access a Windows XP Home computer from a Windows XP Pro computer:       "The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"SOLUTION:On th... read more

Saving Word documents

  In Word 2003 (and possibly older versions), go to Tools, Options, Save and check (if not already) the following settings:Always create backup copyAllow background savesMake local copy of files stored on network...Save AutoRecover info... read more

ComputerHelp store

  The store is new, but the items are used. Tested and good, but used.Let's hope this second attempt goes better than the first!  I'm tempted to call the items "old junk," but there are some almost-new things, too.  Not much o... read more

"Environmentally-responsible" ink

  This looks promising, "environmentally-responsible" ink from Dell.  Ihave no idea if it's any good.  Leave a comment below and let us ... read more

New German laptop

  very cool!youtubewatch_popup?v=7H0K1k54t6A ... read more

Cool feature just discovered on Google Translate

  I received an error in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand, on the computer.  I went to and typed in one of the words from the error and chose "Detect language" in the "... read more

Good Search

  Good SearchUse them as your search engine, and they give to charity: goodsearch ... read more

Install multiple apps at once without toolbars or clicking Next

  Fantastic online app here. It does what I've done before (not a working copy), but they do it better. I'm not jealous. I'm not a programmer, really, I'm an "implementerintegrator." Yeah, that's it. :) Oh yeah, here's the link:&n... read more

Removing Windows Desktop Search

  Well, I thought I liked this version 4 better than version 3.  I hated version 3.  But, it turns out, version 4 is no better.  It starts and finds things quicker (for me, anyway), but it ruins the computer's performance... read more

External hard drive gone bad

  PROBLEM: I haven't totally written it off as dead, but my back-up external drive that holds 500gigs won't power on now. I made a back-up of all the data maybe a month ago, but there are some things I must have missed. In case I can't ... read more

Don't visit these sites (unprotected, anyway)

  Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one of their links): thefrist I'll add to this list whenever it happens again. ... read more

Pre-paid smartphones

  I just thought this was interestingcool:news.cnet8301-30686_3-20005349-266.html?tag=newsLeadStoriesArea.1 ... read more

Used computer parts

  Cables, computers, printers, drives, etc. Go to: ... read more

CDs/DVDs not what they're cracked up to be

  Probably ought to save things to other computers andor external hard drives andor sign up for an online storage account. Here's the article: ... read more

Hack attack?

  Question There was a couple parked on the curb on Wed from 8am to 12pm on Wed. The girl was like a look-out, it seemed. When I was going to work she gave me a suspicious look, so I drove around in a circle and drove by them getting th... read more

Converting IP v4 to IP v6

  This should be useful now that the world is converting to IP v6: emailtalkIPV4ToIPV6.aspx ... read more

Gmail's unsubscribe feature

  I hate to promote Google since they already rule the online world, but they do some things very well, e.g., their "unsubscribe" feature in Gmail. In a message, click on Show Details and you should see the option to "Unsubscribe from t... read more

Software updater

  CNET has created a fantastic new service called Tech Tracker that I wish I'd come up with. It tracks and keeps up to date all of the software on your computer! Mac or Windows! The only catch is that you have to create an account on th... read more

Video download sites

  A couple of useful sites here for downloading videos for later viewing. I know I often want to watch a video later, not right then and there. Anyway, here are a couple of links: splandoo videosnag There are probably a hund... read more

Your outgoing mail server

  Hopefully yours is listed here, anyway. :) amailsendersupportsmtpserver ... read more

A new search engine

  Cuil (pronounced "cool"). And here's a good reason to use it (or StartPage) instead of Google: newstruststories2685319toolbar?ref=hp ... read more

Watching the watchers

  Keep an eye on who's keeping an eye on you, here: ghostery ... read more


  Beware of this scam. Don't bother trying to get them to help you unlock your pc: rtSci_Tech2010-08-31hackers-gang-russian-bust.html. The fix is to download, UPDATE, and run Malwarebytes. ... read more

Open dialog default sort order

  Mine got messed up somehow, and it drove me nuts until I found this: jevonwikiChanging_Open_Dialog_Default_Sort_Order_in_Windows UPDATE: "Only" problem is ... the above didn't work! :) Not for browsing folders through My Comput... read more

Missed appointment

  Well, it's happened again, luckily for only the second time in my career. A customer called me to their house, only to not be home or pretend to not be home when I got there. People, if you change your mind, just call and cancel! Ther... read more

Man loses $20 million after taking laptop for repair | ITworld

  We promise to never do anything even remotely similar to this! Man loses $20 million after taking laptop for repair | ITworld. ... read more

Fix for "ytimg" browser hang

  Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file ("C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts"): #fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem s.ytimg Then from a Windows... read more

Human resource management software

  Open Source Human Resource Management Software. FYI in case you're looking for such, even though we hate the term "human resource." Ironically, it's dehumanizing. :) via Human Resource Management Software (HRMS) - OrangeHRM. ... read more

Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker's attempts

  via How simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hackers attempts at breaking into your account. A six-letter password in lower-case text takes a hacker's computer just ten minutes to crack, according to statistics collate... read more

Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords

  Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords Time to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently. ... read more

Yes, that PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3am is a waste

  "their next play is to make it seem like everything is wrong with your PC" via Yes, that PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3am is a waste | Ars Technica. ... read more

Subscription confirmation

  [wysija_page] ... read more

How to restore contacts in Windows Live Mail

  Q:  I had some problems with this program.  I fixed the POP and SMTP server designations, and it works now.  However, I've lost my contacts — the folder is blank.  The funny thing is, when I type some letters... read more

How to convert an MP3 to a ringtone

  Now that I have finally joined the 21st century and gotten a Blackberry (free through Radio Shack and Sprint), I'll probably start posting tips like the following: How to convert an MP3 to a ringtone... read more

Save yourself a lot of trouble

  If you get a pop up on your computer saying, "You're infected!  Download Antivirus 2010 [or something similar] to fix it!", DOn't DO IT!  It's a trick.  As soon as you click on it, you're infected.  Here's an artic... read more

Online backup

  I'm trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup.  So far, so good.  Click here to try it yourself free for 30 days. ... read more

Free remote control software

  This looks really good: teamviewerindex.aspx Of course, I've already been using the one from Zoho, too, here: meeting.zohoagentZohoMeetingSetup.exe ... read more

Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware

    Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware | Tech News on ZDNet ... read more

Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods

  Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods That's on new drives. So, from now on, more than ever, always have an external drive (or two) for backups. ... read more

Award-winning English prose

  Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Her... read more