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South Carolina Tea Party invites opponent of interracial marriage to speak at its convention

The South Carolina Tea Party Coalition has scheduled a white nationalist — and self-described “Confederate Cuban” — to speak at its convention in January, the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR) reports.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Roan Garcia-Quintana is both a lifetime member and, currently, a board member of the white-nationalist group known as the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), which is an offshoot of the White Citizens Council that was formed to fight desegregation in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education.

The CCC website lists among its “Statement of Principles” that “e believe the United States is a European country and that Americans are part of the European people.” Garcia-Quintana told The State that the CCC merely “supports Caucasian heritage.”

“Is it racist to be proud of your own heritage? Is it racist to want to keep your own heritage pure?” he continued. “Racist is when you hate somebody so much that you want to destroy them.”


Iowa candidate running to replace Joni Ernst charged with sexual assault in Nebraska

Not Even 24 hours, since the Last Republican Sex Freak

A candidate who is running to replace U.S. Senator-elect Joni Ernst (R) in the Iowa state Senate has been charged with sexual assault in Nebraska.

Donald Brantz, a 69-year-old Libertarian candidate, was charged with “third-degree sexual assault, third-degree assault, disturbing the peace and interfering with a public service company,” the Omaha World-Herald reported on Thursday.

A complaint obtained by the paper said that the charges were related to an Oct 10. incident. Brantz’s attorney did not respond by the time of publication.

Brantz was nominated by the Libertarian Party of Iowa, and filed his candidacy for Ernst’s District 12 seat on Dec. 15.

Texas GOP congressman who owns ‘blow-me.org’ website accused of sexual harassment

How can this be??? He looks like a fine, upstanding fellow, nothing 2-3 generations of incest wouldn't produce.

A Texas Republican congressman is facing allegations of sexual harassment from a former staff member.

According to Mediaite, Rep. Blake Farenthold was accused of harassing a female staffer in a lawsuit filed last Friday. On Monday, it emerged that Farenthold is the owner of the URL “www.blow-me.org,” a currently inactive web address.

Freshman congressman and Tea Party favorite Farenthold was accused of sexual misconduct and of creating a hostile work environment in a lawsuit filed by former staffer Lauren Greene.

Greene claims that Farenthold needed a team of staffers to accompany him to functions on Capitol Hill because of his tendency to drink too much and behave inappropriately toward women.


Lunar Mission One reaches first Kickstarter funding goal to land on moon

Lunar Mission One wants to travel to the moon, drill down a 100-meter hole and collect lunar samples to help scientists research the composition of the moon.

Lunar Mission One is one step closer to retracing Neil Armstrong's steps on the moon.

The British-led effort reached its first Kickstarter goal of £600,000, which roughly translates to $945,000.

The idea behind Lunar Mission One is to send a robotic probe to the moon that will drill a 100-meter hole into the moon and collect core samples. Scientists will be able to study those samples and hopefully provide a better understanding of what the moon is composed of.

The famous physicist Stephen Hawking was one of the project backers.

"Congratulations to Lunar Mission One and all its backers. Today they have achieved what are the first steps towards a lasting legacy for space exploration," Hawking said in a statement. "Lunar Mission One is bringing space exploration to the people, and I no doubt that young people and adults alike will be inspired by the ambition and passion of all those involved in the project. As a truly scientific endeavor, I wish it nothing but success over the coming years."

That’s Wild: Billionaire Bill Koch owns a private Wild West town in Colorado

If I despised him before...All I can say is..."ROSEBUD..."

Wild West enthusiast Koch now adds a private town to Wild West collection that includes Jesse James’ gun, George Custer’s flag and the only known photo of Billy the Kid.

You may have an Old West play set, but billionaire Bill Koch has his own frontier town.

Koch's town boasts its own water-treatment system and approximately 50 buildings including a saloon, jail, church, stable and train station. The town is located on a 420-acre meadow on his 6,400-acre Bear Ranch in Gunnison County, Colo.

A mansion will soon sit atop a hill for the wealthy Wild West enthusiast to admire his fantasy turned reality. Few will get to visit this Centennial State town for themselves. Security will stand guard at locked gates to prevent trespassers from stumbling upon the Old West town, according to the Denver Post.


"It's like something out of a 'Gunsmoke' movie set," said Ramon Reed of the country's planning commission.


Scientists Put A Worm's Mind Into A Robot's Body


Beneath the skin of a simple worm with transparent skin, there are 302 neurons that have been mapped meticulously by researchers in what is known as a connectome. This tiny, one millimeter-long worm has been studied in laboratories around the world, and now it's nervous system has been transplanted into the body of a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot. The worm they used is Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans).

Why? According to OpenWorm—an organization dedicated to creating the world’s first virtual organism in a computer—to understand the human brain, we must first be able to comprehend a simple worm. To do so, their scientists essentially reverse-engineered the worm’s neural networks using sensors and software. The model makes use of UDP packets to fire neurons. For example, the sonar sensor on the robot is wired to be like the worm’s nose, which means if the robot comes within 20 centimeters of an object, sensory neurons are activated with UDP packets.

Apparently, the robot acts a lot like C. elegans: Stimulation of its nose made it stop moving, while touching a food sensor made it move forward. “What we found is that rather than just random, crazy movements by the robot, it actually responded to its environment in the same manner as the biological worm,” said Timothy Busbice, one of the founders of the OpenWorm project, to Gizmodo.


Face-sitting protest outside parliament against new porn rules

Sex workers and campaigners gather to demonstrate opposition to changes to UK pornography regulations

Sex workers and campaigners have gathered in front of parliament to protest against changes to UK pornography regulations.

Organiser Charlotte Rose called the restrictions “ludicrous” and said they were a threat to freedom of expression.

Protesters say the list of banned activities includes “face-sitting”, and campaigners planned to carry out a mass demonstration of this while singing the Monty Python song Sit On My Face.

Cicada 3301: I tried the hardest puzzle on the internet and failed spectacularly

No one knows who sets it or what the prize is at the end,
but Cicada 3301 is back for its third year, and the internet has gone wild

The hardest puzzle on the internet is not, perhaps, something to be attempted on whim during a quiet January afternoon.

But ever since I first heard about Cicada 3301, a mysterious event somewhere at the intersection of a game, a competition and a job interview, I'd wanted to test my mettle. It couldn't be that hard, right?


Cicada 3301 first appeared in January 2012, with a picture posted on 4Chan, the notorious message board which has given birth to everything from Lolcats to Anonymous.

In white text on a black background, the posted message read: "Hello. We are looking for highly intelligent individuals. To find them, we have devised a test.

"There is a message hidden in this image.

"Find it, and it will lead you on the road to finding us. We look forward to meeting the few that will make it all the way through.

"Good luck."

It was signed "3301".

‘Goddamned Nazi Stormtrooper’: Texas cop Tasers 76-year-old man with expired inspection

A Texas police officer was placed on administrative leave on Friday after he reportedly used a Taser on a 76-year-old man after the suspect had already been forced to the ground.

The Victoria Advocate reported that 76-year-old Pete Vasquez was driving a work-owned vehicle back to his place of business on Thursday when 23-year-old Officer Nathanial Robinson pulled him over for an expired inspection.

Vasquez said that he explained that the car belonged to a car lot, and that the dealer tags made it exempt from having an inspection.

But dashcam video obtained by the paper shows Robinson using force to arrest Vasquez for what should have been a Class C misdemeanor. In the video, Vasquez pulls his arm away from Robinson, and the officer slams him into the hood of the patrol car. The two men disappear from camera range as Robinson places Vasquez in a hold, and then forces him to the ground.

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