Submitted URL: : apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111108.html Explanation: What’s happening above those clouds? In the past few years, videos have appeared on the web detailing an unusual but little known phenomenon: rapid light changes over clouds. Upon inspection and contemplation, a leading hypothesis for its cause has now emerged. In sum, this hypothesis holds that a lightning discharge […]
Submitted URL: : blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2011/11/muslim-hajj-pilgrims-perform-d.html MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Chanting “God is great,” millions of Muslims on Sunday stoned pillars representing the devil in a symbolic rejection of temptation on the second day of their annual hajj pilgrimage, a day that also marks the start of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. Vast crowds cast […]
Submitted URL: : www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/10/world-war-ii-after-the-war/100180/ German Wehrmacht General Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad in a stockade in Aversa, Italy, on December 1, 1945. The General, Commander of the 75th Army Corps, was sentenced to death by an United States Military Commission in Rome for having ordered the […]
Submitted URL: : www.boingboing.net/2011/05/23/joplin-mo.html At least 116 people have died in Joplin, Missouri, and the toll is expected to climb. One of the deadliest tornadoes in state history roared through the small Midwestern city on Sunday, leaving a half mile-wide scar and unbelievable destruction.
Submitted URL: : matadornetwork.com/pulse/paying-money-to-murder-russian-luxury-yachts-offer-pirate-hunting-cruises/ In a brilliant–if deeply disturbing–stroke of entrepreneurial genius, Russian luxury yachts have begun to advertise adventure cruises where passengers pony up almost $6,000 USD per day to cruise from Djibouti to Mombasa in search of pirates.
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Submitted URL: : tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/05/david_koch_i_dont_think_obama_contributed_much_at.php Billionaire Republican financier David Koch told New York magazine he doesn’t think President Obama “contributed much at all” to the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, and the military and intelligence agencies deserve all the credit.