Two French civilians say a prayer as they lay flowers on a fallen American soldier near the city of Cerentan in 1944 France. This picture says a lot about the respect and appreciation the allies had for each other, something the axis lacked.
Next month NASA’s New Horizons probe will wake up from it’s final hibernation in order to begun preparation for it’s arrival in the dwarf planet’s vicinity. The probe has travelled nearly 3 billion miles since launching in January of 2006. NASA will use the remaining travel time to test all of the probe’s systems and scientific gear before performing tests and observations on the dwarf planet and it’s moons beginning in January of 2015.
Thanks to Tom Fernandez for posting this cartoon on his blog.
Lately there has been a bunch of accusations directed toward comedian Bill Cosby, but I’ve seen very little evidence – actually no evidence to support these accusations. A little bit of research seems to put these accusations in the same league as similar accusations against the Duke Lacrosse players a few years ago. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem that most learned anything from that whole ordeal. Cosby has been treated as a criminal, NBC and Netflix both dropped plans for a new Cosby projects, despite the fact that prosecutors investigated the accusations and didn’t find evidence to support charges.
Here’s a picture including every surface mankind has visited as of 2014.
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- Rubio Expresses Key Doubts About Trump’s Readiness To Be President [VIDEO]
- Christie Fails To Explain 9 Credit Downgrades In New Jersey As Governor [VIDEO]
- Jeb: Trump’s Unpresidential For Telling Me To ‘Shush’ [VIDEO]
- Powers aim to revive Afghan peace talks with Taliban by end-February
- Not Russian op, but NATO’s incursion in Middle East to blame for Syrian crisis – Moscow
- Native American church fights for right to use cannabis & peyote
- Smokin’ bones: Photo of giraffe ‘getting high’ creates joy, then confusion
- Jeb, not George: Bush mistakenly introduced as his brother at NH event
- Scientific Linux 7.2 Distro Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 to Science Labs
- Docker Founders Hire Alpine Linux Developer to Move the Official Images from Ubuntu
- What the Ubuntu Convergence Means for Businesses, Consumers, OEMs, and Devs
- Tor Browser 5.5.1 Brings a Functional Private Anonymous Browser to Chinese Users
- Ubuntu Devs Might Skip the OTA-9.5 Hotfix in Favor of a Massive OTA-10 Update
A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality
As a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
National Guard Sgt Major Wins Monumental Case
Via Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children:
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