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Happy Halloween, everyone....

Posted by Playinghardball | Tue Oct 21, 2014, 03:51 PM (1 replies)

Willie Nelson with a card trick - yes, Willie Nelson!

Better known as a singer, organizing and performing in Farm Aid and for his big legal battles with the USA's tax collectors, Willie shows he knows a thing or two about card tricks...

Posted by Playinghardball | Tue Oct 21, 2014, 03:47 PM (2 replies)


I'm sure you've seen the world's most famous photograph, "Earthrise". It's been on the cover of TIME and on stamps. But did you know it almost didn't happen?

This occurred over 45 years ago, on Christmas Eve, 1968. The site below is outstanding. It takes you right onto the module with the 3 astronauts and you hear them as they see it for the first time

Posted by Playinghardball | Tue Oct 21, 2014, 01:11 PM (3 replies)

Driving in Russia?

Posted by Playinghardball | Mon Oct 20, 2014, 05:24 PM (14 replies)

You are more likely to be killed by an arrogant cop.....

Posted by Playinghardball | Fri Oct 17, 2014, 12:58 PM (10 replies)

Toon:GOP 2016

Jack Ohman - Sacramento Bee
Posted by Playinghardball | Thu Oct 16, 2014, 07:15 PM (1 replies)

Toon: EBOLA!!

From Jack Ohman Editorial cartoonist The Sacramento Bee

Posted by Playinghardball | Thu Oct 16, 2014, 06:56 PM (9 replies)

Elizabeth Warren: The choice in IA is clear: Bruce Braley

Elizabeth WarrenVerified account
‏@elizabethforma The choice in IA is clear: @brucebraley supports #bankonstudents. Ernst wants to get rid of fed student loans
Posted by Playinghardball | Thu Oct 16, 2014, 06:40 PM (1 replies)

WATCH: Russell Brand Gets Kicked Out of Fox News Headquarters

For the last several weeks, actor Russell Brand has been filing regular reports on his YouTube channel that target various Fox News segments from hosts like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. In turn, his commentary has drawn the ire of Hannity along with The Five’s Greg Gutfeld, who denounced him as “commie scum” and a “fashionable fascist.”

Now, Brand has brought his web show “The Trews,” directly to the News Corp. building in New York City, where he showed up with his laptop this week in an attempt to confront the Fox News network head-on. Brand was doing his regular routine against one of O’Reilly’s recent segments when he was approached by building security.

“You can’t film here, this is private property,” he man told Brand, referring to the plaza in front of Fox headquarters. “You want to get arrested?” he asked when the actor initially refused to leave.

Later, Brand went into the lobby and attempted to get upstairs, claiming that he had been booked on Hannity but that the show canceled his appearance. “Tell Sean Hannity I dropped by to chat,” he told a receptionist.

After failing to make his way into the building, Brand said into the camera, “Whether the subject is Islamophobia or it’s just the freedom to be in a lobby, Fox is a difficult organization to work with. Whether it’s canceling booking for the Hannity show or kicking you out of their building, which they claim is owned by Beacon Management, it’s very difficult to have true freedom.”

Mediaite reached out to Fox News and according to Hannity executive producer Porter Berry, Brand was never booked on the show.

Watch video below, via Fox News:


Posted by Playinghardball | Thu Oct 16, 2014, 01:39 PM (17 replies)

Majority of Americans believe Ebola spreads through air: poll

(Reuters) - A majority of Americans believe the Ebola virus can be spread by sneezing or coughing and more than a third fear that they or someone in their immediate family may contract the deadly disease in the next year, according to a Harvard University poll.

Some 85 percent of people who responded to the Harvard School of Public Health/SSRS poll said they thought the disease spread through sneezing or coughing, despite the fact that the World Health Organization regards that type of transmission as unlikely.

The spread of the disease to nurses in Dallas who treated the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States likely raised Americans' concerns about how the virus is transmitted, said Gillian SteelFisher, a Harvard researcher.

"The fact that Ebola has spread in this context raises questions for people," SteelFisher said in an interview. "There is a lot of uncertainty about how Ebola is being spread in the public and they are basically saying they believe it is likely to be spread in any way that seems logical to them, without knowing the mechanics of contagion."
Posted by Playinghardball | Thu Oct 16, 2014, 01:33 PM (45 replies)
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