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Best horror movie of all time, in your opinion ?

I'm not a horror movie fan, so I don't have a good opinion on this. The last horror-ish movie I saw was Paranormal Activity, which spooked me sufficiently.

Ousted as Gay, Aging Veterans Are Battling Again for Honorable Discharges


COLUMBUS, Ohio — When the Army discharged Pvt. Donald Hallman in 1955 for being what it called a “Class II homosexual,” the 21-year-old was so scared of being an outcast that he burned all his military records, save for a single dog tag he hid away.

Mr. Hallman, a coal miner’s son who sang in a church choir in rural Alabama, says he never mentioned his military service again. He married a woman he had met at work, had children and wore a suit and tie to work each day.

“I hid it because it would have ruined my life,” Mr. Hallman said in an interview at his home here.

But this summer, Mr. Hallman, now 82, retrieved the dog tag from a keepsake box and began working through an application to the Department of Defense, asking that his decades-old discharge be upgraded from “undesirable” to “honorable.”

Dentist who killed lion set to return to work


I found this interesting and revolting:

Asked whether he would return to Zimbabwe for future hunts, Palmer said, "I don't know about the future." He estimated he had been there four times and said, "Zimbabwe has been a wonderful country for me to hunt in, and I have always followed the laws."

Dozens protest Orlando's median wage


A couple dozen people marched through the streets of downtown Orlando on Labor Day in protest of the city's median wage.

The group held signs with messages, like, "Celebrate labor on Labor Day" and others, that show how Orlando's median wage compares to other cities.

"Being an electrician, our electrician wages here in Orlando are some of the lowest in the United States, and it seems to run across the board for all working people. It's time we got those wages up," said Larry Kidd, who is a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Kidd said he joined the rally Monday, because he knows what it's like to do the same job as another electrician in other cities, including many smaller cities than Orlando, yet get paid less for his work.

Out of the top 100 markets, Orlando ranks No. 99 for lowest median wage at $29,781.

Hitler's secret Nazi war machines of World War II


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Horten Ho 229 bomber

Fritz X radio-guided bomb

A remote-controlled tracked mine (Goliath)

Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet

Colleges trend toward gender-neutral pronouns


NASHVILLE — Gender-neutral pronouns like ze and xyr have pulled the University of Tennessee into the national spotlight and the crosshairs of legislators, but the school is far from a radical outlier.

Instead, it is one of many colleges across the country that is looking for ways to accommodate students who don’t identify as strictly male or female. Steps taken recently at Vanderbilt University, Harvard University and the University of California system, among others, represent a more aggressive push for gender-neutral pronouns than the column posted last week on Tennessee’s website. That post explained the use of gender-neutral pronouns and encouraged students and professors to discuss them.

At Vanderbilt in Nashville, a more familiar gender-neutral pronoun was added to the student handbook in August. Variations are used as single-person pronouns alongside forms of he and she. A statement in the handbook said the addition was made in an effort to create "a community that is welcoming and inclusive to individuals of all gender identities and expressions."

Student leaders at Vanderbilt also are working with administrators to allow students to indicate the pronouns they use on class rosters and housing assignments.

Judge upholds Arizona's 'show your papers' immigration law


A federal judge has upheld part of Arizona's contentious immigration law, rejecting claims that the so-called "show your papers" section of the law discriminated against Hispanics.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Friday was on the last of seven challenges to the 2010 law. The section being upheld allows police in Arizona to check the immigration status of anyone they stop.

Bolton ruled that immigration rights activists failed to show that police would enforce the law differently for Hispanics than other people. The section is sometimes called the "show your papers" provision.

The judge also upheld a section that let police check to see if a detainee is in the United States illegally. Bolton voided any laws targeting day laborers.

"Did Traffic Cameras Catch Glimpse of a Bigfoot Family?"


in reference to : https://www.facebook.com/AZDOT/photos/a.137665612971817.29041.117553941649651/785835181488187/?type=1&theater

My Skype account was just compromised per Microsoft...

They sent me a legit email, so I went to the Skype site and made my password as strong as they allow.

FYI. I don't know if this is going around. I checked Google News and no mention of Skype hacks so far.

Conservative group trying to mount anti-Trump ad campaign


A top conservative group is trying to coax wealthy Republican donors to help fund a multimillion-dollar ad campaign and other efforts against Donald Trump — the latest sign of growing anxiety within GOP circles over the businessman’s dominance in the 2016 race.

But some GOP financers are skeptical of the plan, fearing it will only fuel Trump’s outsider pitch. The lack of consensus illustrates how Trump, for the moment, is a problem without a clear solution in the eyes of party leaders worried that his controversial rhetoric and tactics are hurting the Republican brand.

Officials with the Club for Growth — a prominent anti-tax group that frequently targets Republicans it deems insufficiently conservative — said Friday that the organization began reaching out to its network of donors in recent weeks to help pay for an anti-Trump TV ad blitz. The organization’s super PAC, Club for Growth Action, would run the ads, the group said.

“What we’ve said to our members is that ‘Trump is a liability to the future of the nation,’ and we’ve asked them for support for Club for Growth Action to get that message out,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh said in a statement to The Washington Post. “We’re also doing research, like we do on candidates, into his economic policy positions. At this point, we haven’t taken anything off the table — be it TV ads or any other means — to expose Trump as not being an economic conservative, and as actually being the worst kind of politician.”
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