May 20, 2013
A meteoroid struck the surface of the moon recently, causing an explosion that was visible on Earth without the aid of a telescope, NASA reported Friday. But don’t be alarmed if you didn’t see it; it only lasted about a second. “It exploded in a flash nearly 10 times as bright as anything we’ve ever seen before,” said Bill Cooke, of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office.“It jumped right out at me, it was so bright,” said Ron Suggs of the Marshall Space Flight Center. It glowed like a 4th magnitude star, NASA says, thanks to an explosion equivalent to 5 tons of TNT.
Cooke reports don’t be alarmed by explosion because you can’t blow up the moon..
May 17, 2013
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation. Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
IRS office gets a remodel..
May 15, 2013
Lawyers for Ariel Castro say he’ll plead not guilty to charges of kidnapping and raping three women while holding them captive for a decade in his west Cleveland home. “The initial portrayal by the media has been one of a ‘monster’ and that’s not the impression that I got when I talked to him for three hours,” Craig Weintraub, one of Castro’s lawyers, told Cleveland’s WKYC-TV late Tuesday. The 52-year-old is being held on an $8 million bond in Cuyahoga County Jail and is under a suicide watch. Castro’s attorneys say that how he came into contact with the women will be revealed “as the case progresses.” And they say they may seek a change of venue to get a fair trial.
To get a fair trial, Castro exploring options for a change in venue..
May 15, 2013
A Seattle man ascended to a new level of creepiness recently when he flew a drone just a “few feet away” from a family’s home and defended his right to do so because he was flying it in the air, and thus not trespassing. He also claimed it was for research. The camera-equipped device emitted a loud noise, similar to that of a weed-whacker, which caught the attention of a woman inside.
She told Capitol Hill Seattle Blog that she saw the man on the sidewalk controlling the device near a third-story window in the eastern neighborhood. Her husband approached the man, who was standing on the sidewalk , and told him to desist from being creepy. The man told him that he was doing “research” and the camera was transmitting the images to his glasses.
New drone research……. where the research possibillities are endless.
May 15, 2013
Larry Conners, a veteran local news anchor at KMOV Channel 4 in St. Louis, says that the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting him since an April 2012 interview he conducted with President Obama — a fact that he dismissed as coincidence until the recent reports about the IRS targeting conservative groups.
“Shortly after I did my April 2012 interview with President Obama, my wife, friends and some viewers suggested that I might need to watch out for the IRS. I don’t accept ‘conspiracy theories’, but I do know that almost immediately after the interview, the IRS started hammering me,” Conners wrote on his Facebook page late Monday night.
IRS to help hammer out Obamacare. When the IRS has your health they have everything…
May 14, 2013
The federal government is better at creating low-paying jobs than Wal-Mart and McDonald’s combined, according to a new report. A study released earlier this month from the public policy group Demos states that through various forms of government funding in the private sector, nearly two million people are making $12 an hour or less. The number of workers at Wal-Mart and McDonald’s together at $12 an hour or less is currently around 1.5 million.
More federal employees living with low pay jobs than Walmart and McDonalds combined..
May 14, 2013
What began as good-natured ribbing between teammates seems to have taken a turn for the sour over accusations of cheating. Last week, after weeks of teasing from his Philadelphia Eagles teammate, running back LeSean McCoy, quarterback Michael Vick accepted a challenge to race. Vick, 32, had reportedly had enough of McCoy, 24, teasing him and calling him “old man,” and got permission from coach Chip Kelly to race during practice last week. The “old man” crushed the competition, beating his younger teammate by about five yards in the 40-yard race. But now, McCoy is accusing Vick of cheating, saying the quarterback left before the gun, and he says he has proof.
When asked if he would consider a rematch Vick said “I choose not to run”..
May 14, 2013
Dear Eye View
Each Mother’s Day I am expected to prepare and serve a special breakfast, plan and pay for an activity centered around what “mom” enjoys, and provide cards and gifts for my wife. We have a young child and have had gone through the same thing each of the four years. My problem? We are a lesbian couple. I’m a mom, too. She is the birth mother, but how do I explain to my wife that I want the special day, too? It’s not like I am celebrated on Father’s Day. One year it was so bad that when the restaurant offered each of us a free dessert with dinner, she claimed mine and asked for it in a to-go box. Mad
I understand your concern. You would like to alternate being Mom on Mothers Day with your spouse. Now that the federal government has designated the status parent one and parent two on federal forms maybe you should suggest rotating code number designation. Hope this helps.
May 13, 2013
Bang With Friends, a mobile application that facilitates casual encounters among friends, has a simple pitch: “Your friends will never know you’re interested unless they are too.” Well, that’s not quite true, at least in all cases. They–that being any of your Facebook friends, including co-workers and parents–may, at the very least, know you’re using the app.“It’s another verification that you should be careful on Facebook and what you connect to,” said Redg Snodgrass, an entrepreneur, who shared the link on Facebook. “We take privacy very seriously at Bang With Friends and the vast majority of users will not show up in such a search.
Bang With Friends takes privacy very seriously… Please..
May 11, 2013
NBC has pulled the plug on “Rock Center,” the prime-time news magazine hosted by “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams, after just two seasons, the network said late Friday.
The cancellation of “Rock Center” is a blow to Williams and NBC’s news unit, which spent a lot of money on the show. NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke was also a champion of “Rock Center.”
Besides Williams, “Rock Center” was filled with several big-name producers and correspondents including former “Nightline”anchor Ted Koppel and Harry Smith, a CBS News veteran. Even Chelsea Clinton had a stint as a reporter.
Another failed Clinton program.. Chelsea Clinton Geico Gecko Rock Center Interview..