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1-ton WWII-era bomb discovered near Marseille port

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Officials in Marseille are evacuating an area around the French Mediterranean city's port so they can remove a 1-ton German bomb that dates to World War II.

Around 1,000 people have been asked to clear out Sunday. Boat traffic has been halted and access to several coastal roads blocked. The bomb will be taken to a military base to be detonated.

It was discovered a week ago by construction workers who accidentally pierced the explosive with their back hoe.

The regional government says the bomb's ignition system no longer works but the sheer amount of explosives — 1,400 pounds (650 kilograms) — made it dangerous.

The bomb was apparently buried by German soldiers, who had planned to destroy the city's port, as they retreated near the end of the war.

Old munitions never die.
WWI mines did some damage in the Persian Gulf.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Mar 18, 2012, 09:41 AM (8 replies)

GOP Meme Translator:


Now you know.
(BTW that site is interesting)

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Mar 18, 2012, 07:31 AM (9 replies)

We're all Muppets to Mitt Romney: Is that going to be [his] solution to everything:hose us down?

Not easy being a Muppet. Referring to Greg Smith, formerly of Goldman Sachs, who wrote an op- ed in the New York Times about getting the hell out of Dodge, due to his company’s relentlessly spiraling moral depravity. According to Smith, associates are encouraged to pursue profit above all else, and that includes ripping out the eyeballs of their own billion- dollar clients at the same time they mockingly scorn them as Muppets.
Romney loves to hype his history as a private equity investment banker, so it’s not difficult to imagine him as another of the sucking pods on a waving tentacle of the vampire squid. Wrapped so tightly in the “Me First,” and “Success at any Cost” culture that he squeaks money when he moves. A sound that surely acts as a predatory mating call.

We’re all Muppets to him. On a daily basis Mr. Bain Capital will say or do whatever he thinks might possibly help on the campaign trail. “Pro- choice, I got your pro- choice. Oh wait, not pro- choice, well, then neither am I.” “What happens in the sanctity of one’s own bedroom is nobody’s business. Oh, Yes It Is!” Surprised every time he’s not photographed wearing one of those whiplash neck braces from the twisting and turning necessary to cover his wide panoply of paradoxical convictions.
That’s it, isn’t it? We’re all annoying obstacles to be overcome in order to better provide for your family. Who would be well advised not to get too comfortable, if there is anything to be learned from the fate of your valiant Irish Setter, Seamus. Is that going to be your solution to everything: hose us down?


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Mar 18, 2012, 07:12 AM (0 replies)

"Probably Gay - The Homophobia Song" (LOL)


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Mar 18, 2012, 06:54 AM (1 replies)

New B-52 Low Flyby of Aircraft Carrier (very low-Good Lawd!)

View of flyby from the ship:

View of flyby from another plane:


The B-52 will fly low to avoid radar and air defenses. The carrier controllers didn't see it coming because they weren't looking down.

I know they train to fly like this, but I would s*** if I looked up and saw them this low overhead. Nerves of steel.......

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Mar 18, 2012, 05:38 AM (14 replies)

Video from security cameras shows what happens when a tornado hits a school:

The footage is only about about 20 seconds long, but that's all the time it takes to see Henryville Junior-Senior High School torn apart by the devastating tornado that ravaged Indiana, Kentucky and other states in the Ohio Valley region earlier this month.

Security camera footage obtained by WDRB News this week shows how little time it took for the only high school in Henryville, Indiana to be utterly destroyed in the storm.
Video and story:

Nobody was hurt. After watching that video, you wonder how they all escaped injury.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Mar 18, 2012, 03:51 AM (10 replies)

Pic from OWS today. This is a cop???

Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa)
3/17/12 4:54 PM
RT @AdrianChen: Hipster Cop at #ows looking like he stepped out of a menswear blog. Nice shoes.

This is the equivalent of a fashion stun grenade. It left me speechless.

The Fashion Police need to take him down NOW and put him back in the basement from whence he escaped!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Mar 17, 2012, 05:12 PM (15 replies)

The new GOP flag for The United States of Misogyny



Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Mar 17, 2012, 04:31 PM (14 replies)

Audubon center logs another breakthrough in genetic engineering of endangered cats: meet Crystal

A year after introducing the first pair of rare African black-footed kittens conceived through in vitro fertilization, the scientists at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species in Algiers have announced the arrival of another kitten that, genetically, is their sister, and the first kitten of her type to be carried in the womb of a domestic cat. The same parents contributed to the frozen embryos that produced the two males born last year and this year's female.

A black-footed cat served as the surrogate mother for last year's litter. Researchers next sought to show that vastly more plentiful domestic cats can serve as surrogate mothers in efforts to save the small wild cat from extinction.

"Being able to use domestic cats adds another extra dimension to that, being able to produce more," said Earle Pope, acting director of the center. Only 53 of the cats, which are native to South Africa, live in zoo collections in the United States.
Crystal and her mama.


Muh? Who knew?
She's a fierce cutie.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Mar 17, 2012, 04:20 PM (0 replies)

SC GOP legislators rip Gov. Haley's statewide tour on tax relief

Gov. Nikki Haley and her staff used the state plane to jet around South Carolina this week, criss-crossing the state two days in a row to promote her new tax plan.

The S.C. House leadership, members of Haley's own party, pointed out one key problem: She has no plan before the Legislature. The post-trip criticism is a public display of the growing schism between the governor and chief Republican lawmakers.

Haley, whose ideas for tax relief are noted in her executive budget, has not drafted legislation that could turn her talking points into law, and her office indicated Thursday that it has no intention of writing a bill.

Now, top lawmakers are calling the governor's statewide "Tax Relief Tour" a diversion meant to distract from a "flurry" of bad press in recent months, including reports of the governor's controversial handling of issues related to the expansions of the Charleston and Savannah ports.

"She's doing a fly-around with no bill," House Speaker Bobby Harrell said. "Sometimes in politics, you want to change the conversation."

Squabble, squabble.......
She couldn't get them to pass the salt much less a bill. They reeeeeaaally hate her along with the rest of SC.
Nobody, and I mean nobody, thought she would be worse than Sanford. People didn't think she would be great, but her level of ineptitude is amazing.
She is a hot mess, bless her heart.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Mar 17, 2012, 04:08 PM (0 replies)
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