Great Moments in Greak Lakes Disasters Now Visible from the Air

Though the past winter was the hottest on record, it was chilly enough on the East Coast to send seasonal sheets of ice creeping across the Great Lakes. Now that that ice has cleared with spring, Lake Michigan is clear enough that shipwrecks lying on the lake bottom can be seen from the air.

The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City noted the crystal clear water conditions and the lost ships during a routine patrol. Last week, they posted a handful of pictures to their Facebook page. ...
Submitted by pittrivers at 2016-04-30 10:50am to the The World forum.

Why liberals should root for Ted Cruz

hahahaha it's from vox and it has that exact title, guess who wrote it hahaha
Submitted by linnjob at 2016-04-30 10:33am to the Horseshit! forum.

The leap second: Because our clocks are more accurate than the Earth

We've recently been treated to that extra day in February that reminds us that 2016 is a leap year. Introduced by Julius Caesar, the leap day is necessary because the orbital year is not exactly equal to the 365 days of our calendar year. Without the adjustment, this year’s spring-like Christmas would eventually become routine even without climate change. After a few more generations, the snows of July would give way again to sweltering afternoons. Given enough time, the seasons would march ...
Submitted by thirteen3seven at 2016-04-30 9:51am to the Science forum.

Glenn Beck Films Humiliating Video Of Himself Rubbing Face In Cheetos

To make some vaguely anti-Donald Trump point, the conservative pundit rounded up some friends to completely and utterly humiliate themselves in front of the whole internet on Friday.

While donning swim goggles, Beck wondered aloud whether "If you stuck your face in Cheetos, you would look like Donald Trump in the end."
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2016-04-30 9:15am to the Politics forum.

What’s Behind Slovenia’s Love Affair with a Salamander?

answer is that the olm is deeply embedded in the mythology of Central Europe and the Balkans. The salamander’s S-curve has been found carved into the weathered stone of at least one ste?ak, a type of medieval tombstone that lies scattered across the region. Its first mention in literature appeared in 1689, in the fifteen-volume encyclopedia “The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola,” by the naturalist and polymath Janez Vajkard Valvasor. A student of the Enlightenment and the first Slovenian ...
Submitted by Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus at 2016-04-30 8:03am to the The World forum.

NC woman arrested for pulling gun after wrong chicken wing order speaks out

Clarissa Gagum, 24, and her husband, Rasheem Gagum, 24, were both arrested outside FU Wangz on Carolina Beach Road.
Submitted by Nibbles at 2016-04-29 23:14pm to the Food forum.

Why Young People Are Right About Hillary Clinton

That '72 loss hovered like a raincloud over the Democrats until Bill Clinton came along. He took the White House using a formula engineered by a think tank, the Democratic Leadership Council, that was created in response to losses by McGovern and Walter Mondale.
Submitted by linnjob at 2016-04-29 20:58pm to the Politics forum.

Satanists balk at Cruz comparison

A leading Satanist group is trying to distance itself from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after the presidential candidate was compared to Lucifer this week.

“Cruz’s failures of reason, compassion, decency and humanity are products of his Christian pandering, if not an actual Christian faith,” Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said on Thursday, according to The Friendly Atheist.
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2016-04-29 18:27pm to the Politics forum.

Helpful Man Patrols Texas Ladies' Room, Tells Woman 'You're Dressed Like a Man'

Rush was born female. She identifies as a woman. She was in the right place, bathroom-wise, but because she had on basketball shorts and has short hair, the dude had to check things out.

“You didn’t look like a girl when I saw you enter,” he explains, from the door of the bathroom. “I thought you was...”
Submitted by Crabapple Yogurt at 2016-04-29 16:08pm to the Off Topic News forum.

There are five people who’ve gone deeper on The Donald than anyone else alive. We brought them together for the definitive conversation about who he really is.

What broke up Trump’s first marriage? Harry Hurt III writes that Ivana “confided to female friends that Donald had difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection.” How did a man who came perilously close to personal financial ruin sell himself as a master dealmaker? By exaggerating everything, including his net worth, which Timothy O’Brien revealed was far less than advertised. And if you wonder what now drives Trump’s pursuit of the White House, Michael D’Antonio has argued ...
Submitted by Crabapple Yogurt at 2016-04-29 16:03pm to the Politics forum.

The Revelations of Lady Murderface

At the time Yelp announced it was raising the wages of Eat24 phone reps from $12.25 to $14 an hour last week, Talia Jane was at home, racking up likes on her latest tweet as Lady Murderface. It had been two months since Talia’s fiery exit from the company, when she had made international news with her viral open letter to parent-company Yelp’s CEO, shaming him with what it’s like to make minimum wage and live on mostly rice in the most expensive real estate market in the United States.
Submitted by nocash at 2016-04-29 13:23pm to the Off Topic News forum.

The First Neoliberals

Now, neoliberalism, of course, can mean a great many things, many of them associated with the Right. But one of its meanings — arguably, in the United States, the most historically accurate — is the name that a small group of journalists, intellectuals, and politicians on the Left gave to themselves in the late 1970s in order to register their distance from the traditional liberalism of the New Deal and the Great Society.

The original neoliberals included, among others, Michael Kinsley, ...
Submitted by crote at 2016-04-29 13:07pm to the Politics forum.

Paul Manafort made a career out of stealthily reinventing the world’s nastiest tyrants as noble defenders of freedom. Getting Donald Trump elected will be a cinch.

Ukrainians use the term “political technologist” as a favored synonym for electoral consultant. Trump turned to Manafort for what seemed at first a technical task: Manafort knows how to bullwhip and wheedle delegates at a contested convention. He’s done it before, assisting Gerald Ford in stifling Ronald Reagan’s insurgency at the GOP’s summer classic of 1976. In the conventions that followed, the Republican Party often handed Manafort control of the program and instructed him to ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2016-04-29 12:41pm to the Politics forum.

From Bob’s Boners to Fap To The Future: How does a porn parody get made?

But just how do those films get made? And is making a porn parody harder—no pun intended—than just making a regular porno flick? The A.V. Club tracked down Lee Roy Myers, one of the creators of Wood Rocket and multiple AVN Award nominee, to talk about the process from heady conception to messy completion.
Submitted by nocash at 2016-04-29 12:41pm to the Movies forum.

LGBT groups gird for battle against religious-based legislation in Congress

The country’s largest LGBT rights group on Thursday went to battle against a religious-based amendment tacked onto the annual defense policy bill that advocates say would strip away gay rights in federal contracting.

The Human Rights Campaign called it the first legislation to pass a congressional committee that would roll back expanded rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people at the federal level since the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples must be allowed to ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-04-29 12:19pm to the Politics forum.

Pentagon protests escalating inquiries from Benghazi panel

The Pentagon is rebelling against the House Select Committee on Benghazi in an unusually blunt letter accusing congressional Republicans of making unrealistic demands and threatening to subpoena officials for noncompliance.

In a letter sent on Thursday, the Defense Department’s top liaison to Capitol Hill suggested that the committee was being ineffective, was wasting taxpayer dollars and would produce a report based more on speculation than fact.

“Congress has as much of an obligation as ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-04-29 11:41am to the Politics forum.

Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World's Most Powerful Particle Collider

A small mammal has sabotaged the world's most powerful scientific instrument. Although they had not conducted a thorough analysis of the remains, Arnaud Marsollier, head of press for CERN, says they believe the creature was "a weasel, probably."
Submitted by crossaffliction at 2016-04-29 12:02pm to the Science forum.

After GQ Profile Of Melania Trump, Fans Send Writer Amusing Auschwitz Pics, Death Threats [NSFW images]

So a couple days ago, GQ ran a profile of Melania Trump that portrayed her as a pretty smart woman (hinting that she’s actually smarter than her husband) who’s private, ambitious, and like Donald, astonishingly gifted at giving opaque answers to questions. Author Julia Ioffe’s big “get” is her discovery that Melania Trump has a half-brother who’s barely acknowledged by her family. Ms. Trump originally denied to Ioffe that such a person even existed, then, when Ioffe sent her the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-04-29 11:40am to the Crime forum.

Will Ferrell Backs Out of Reagan Alzheimer’s Comedy

Actor Will Ferrell has backed out of a movie that would have made light of President Ronald Reagan‘s battle with Alzheimer’s after the premise received condemnation.

“The REAGAN script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered,” Ferrell’s agent told The New York Post. “While it is by no means a ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project.”
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-04-29 11:38am to the Movies forum.

The Racist Roots of a Way to Sell Homes

From the 1930s through the 1960s, most African-Americans could not get mortgages because the government had deemed neighborhoods where they lived ineligible for federal mortgage insurance, the Depression-era innovation that made mortgages widely affordable.

The situation exposed black families to hucksters who peddled homeownership through contracts for deed, in which a home seller gives a buyer a high-interest loan, coupled with a pledge to turn over the deed after 20 to 40 years of monthly ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2016-04-29 11:15am to the The Economy forum.