Journos asking questions about Obama scandals? Birthers, says Carney!/adamgladhill/status/336897958685577216

Whoa. Press secretary Carney should have stuck with his incessant use of “unfettered” instead during today’s press briefing. Journalists asking questions about Obama administration scandals? Totally birthers, you guys.

That’s right. Clown Carney made the shark-jumping leap from questions about various Obama administration scandals to … birthers.


Citizens are rightly disgusted.

It does further expose something, though.


Running scared … straight into idiocy.

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Oops! CBS News tweets that Obama will discuss the ‘debit limit’

Oh, dear. Words are hard.

@cbsnews debit eh?

— Michael Kelly (@mikekellynecn) January 14, 2013

@cbsnews The “debit” limit?

— Ms. Drea (@Drea25_) January 14, 2013

@cbsnews is he gonna make it where you can withdraw more than $500 daily?and what about putting some tens and fives in the machine? #debit

— Just Some Guy Man (@JustSomeGuyMan) January 14, 2013

And then what about all that blaming of those pesky ATMs for taking away jobs?

@cbsnews mistakenly calling it the DEBIT limit just misleads even more people who already don’t understand the debt ceiling.

— Sarah Duplessis (@SeadooSarah) January 14, 2013

Yep. Thanks again, media!


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I Had No Idea This Winter Phenomenon Even Happened. And Now I Can’t Stop Looking At It… Wow.

If you were walking through a field during the winter and happened upon a beautiful clearing, full of dazzlingly white blooms, you would probably think they were late-blooming flowers. Upon closer inspection, though, you’ll realize that maybe they aren’t flowers at all…

Although this field seems to be filled with beautiful white blossoms, it’s not.

These “flowers” are a strange phenomenon known as frost flowers.

The phenomenon occurs when plant stems and roots are not quite frozen and full of moisture. As that moisture is transmitted up to the higher part of the stem, it freezes, creating layers of ice.

Those ice layers form into delicate flower “petals.”

And they are absolutely gorgeous.

Frost flowers normally occur in the late fall or early winter, when plants are just alive and still have moisture in them. They are rare and the conditions have to be just right to create them. to see  As you can see, thanks to the beautiful shots of the ice flowers in Findland, it’s one natural winter phenomenon you’d be lucky to catch.


Please share this beautiful rarity with others.

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Jeanne Shaheen’s answer on Obama’s job approval greeted with laughter

Here’s a quick clip from tonight’s New Hampshire senatorial debate showing Sen. Jeanne Shaheen ducking a simple yes-or-no question: Do you approve of the job President Obama’s been doing?


Don’t worry; Obama’s a big enough man to understand this isn’t about his feelings being hurt.



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This Hooded Wooden Figure Is Beautiful And Mysterious.

Paul Kaptein is a different kind of artist. Hailing from Australian, Kaptein works with laminated woods to create unconventional (and at times unsettling) sculptures of people. For the most part his work focuses on the themes of death and impermanence.

Much of his work incorporates hoodies (hooded sweatshirts) in some way. They are often depicted as sad and empty. It is a deliberate contrast to the typical association of hoodies have with youth and vitality. His latest creation is an untitled piece depicting a hooded, cloaked figure with no face. The piece actually just won the 2014 Mandorla Art Award, one of Australia’s most significant art awards.

Not all of Kaptein’s work is that abstract. Sometimes he goes much further off the map. Here are a few more of his sculptures. 

(H/T: Tumblr)

That skull one is pretty strangely intriguing. Don’t forget to share these sculptures on Facebook by clicking below. 

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These Conspiracy Theories About the Ebola Outbreak are Mind Bogglingly Odd.

If these Ebola conspiracy theories seem pretty out there, that’s because they are. However, that didn’t stop people from coming up with them. Some say the deadly disease is a population control tool, a weapon of mass destruction, or even non-existent. In reality, none of these things are true, but that doesn’t make these theories any less interesting to read. Check them out below.

1.) The Ebola outbreak is being used as a form of population control.

2.) Ebola is being used to distract people from an allegedly damning report that links autism to children’s vaccinations.


3.) Some concerned citizens, especially in certain parts of West Africa, blame the Ebola outbreak on witchcraft.

4.) Though groups like Doctors Without Borders risking their lives to do their absolute best to fight the Ebola outbreak, there are some who believe that the doctors are the ones spreading the virus.

5.) One theory that follows the path of the Ebola outbreak is that an evil snake cursed someone in Guinea, who then infected people in Sierra Leone, who then…you get the picture.

6.) Also a popular component of other conspiracy theories, some believe that the Ebola virus exists to lower the number of living people to a more manageable number by the New World Order, a totalitarian world government ruled by the “elite.”

7.) Ebola is a weapon of mass destruction.

8.) Some religious leaders, like Catholic Archbishop Lewis J. Zeigler and LCC President, Rt. Rev. Dr. Jonathan B.B. Hart, believe the Ebola outbreak is proof that God is angry with Liberia and, apparently, the rest of the world.

9.) A rumor spread through Nigeria that salt water, which will dehydrate and likely kill anyone who drinks too much of it, can cure Ebola.

10.) There is no Ebola, but CDC says there is so money can be made from different medicinal cures and vaccines.

(via Bustle, Listverse)

It’s important to listen to people who believe things that differ from what you do have to say. At the same time, you don’t have to drop what you believed to be true and conform to their way of thinking. Take what you can, if that’s even anything, from the theories of others. At the end of the day, you have to believe what you believe, whatever that may be.

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As victims testify, Nidal Hasan asks judge to accomodate prayer schedule

Admitted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan didn’t cross-examine any of the 17 witnesses who testified today, but he did raise a couple of objections, including his objection to a break which interfered with his prayer schedule.

#FortHood trial on lunch break until
2:15p.m. #Hasan asked judge for
2:30p.m. to accommodate his prayer schedule, the answer was no.— alex villarreal (@alexonFOX7) August 09, 2013

Hasan also objected to a description of the surgeries performed to remove bullets from the surviving shooting victims, calling it aggravating evidence best reserved for the sentencing phase.

As of today, 44 witnesses have testified against Hasan.

The court martial resumes Monday morning and is expected to continue through the week.!/CNNExpress/status/365950673004670976

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