HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » underpants » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4


Profile Information

Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 166,967

Journal Archives

Uranus auroras

Uranus auroras captured by Hubble Space Telescope (VIDEO)

For the first time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped photos of auroras lighting up Uranus's icy atmosphere, reported National Geographic. Two short-lived, Earth-sized storms — also known as Northern Lights — were captured by astronomers as they lit up on the day side of the gas giant in November 2011.

Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun, is known for being a bit of an oddball. According to Wired, at some unknown point in its past, the planet was knocked on its side. Its "North Pole" is now the area most planets' equators call home.

The newly found auroras appear to be tiny white dots in Hubble photos. While Earth's auroras appear as giant green curtains of light and can last hours, the new auroras seen on Uranus are fairly small and didn't last more than a few minutes.

"The last time we had any definite signals of auroral activity on Uranus was when NASA's Voyager 2 probe swung by in 1986," said study leader Laurent Lamy, an astronomer at the Observatoire de Paris in Meudon, France, to National Geographic. "But this is the first time we can actually see these emissions light up with an Earth-based telescope."

A very reasoned and measured NRA member - well said

Been at Disneyworld since last Saturday- news blackout - hows (p)Rick and Zimmerman doing?

Any news?

OUCH- not meant to be funny - Painter pinned after minivan crashes into Krispy Kreme

Painter pinned after van crashes into Krispy Kreme


HENRICO COUNTY, Va (WTVR) – Two painting contractors have been injured after a minivan crashed into the Krispy Kreme Donut Shop where they were working.

One painter was pinned between the building and the car. Both painters were taken to VCU Medical Center. Police tell our Tracy Sears that the minivan was traveling eastbound on West Broad Street when it turned left, went across the sidewalk and the grass and into the building. The driver of the minivan has also been taken to the hospital.

No word on the extent of their injuries.

Krispy Kreme’s PR Manager Lafeea Wilson sent us this email just moments ago: “Due to the vehicular accident that occurred this morning at the Krispy Kreme in Richmond, VA, Krispy Kreme is delaying all re-opening activities planned this week at that location. Krispy Kreme will notify its fans of updates via Krispy Kreme on Facebook and email newsletters.”

Jesus died today


1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.

1865 – American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.

33 – Generally agreed-upon date for the historical crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity.


Kiss’ Gene Simmons Supporting Mitt Romney for President

Source: classichitsandoldies.com

Kiss singer/bassist Gene Simmons appeared on the Fox News Channel’s conservative talk show Fox & Friends on Tuesday morning to wag his tongue about the upcoming presidential election. The outspoken rocker, who voted for Barack Obama in 2008, declared that he hopes Republican candidate Mitt Romney wins this year.

“Americans, smartly, and I applaud them for doing so, vote on the issues and not the party,” he explained about his apparent change of allegiances.

“Hindsight is 20/20,” he continued. “I have some real issues with the economy and how it’s being done. America should be in business and it should be run by businessmen. That’s my philosophy.”

“America is a business,” he maintained. “If you can’t afford to do something, no matter how much bellyaching everybody does…you shouldn’t do it.”

Read more: http://www.classichitsandoldies.com/v2/2012/04/03/kiss-gene-simmons-supporting-mitt-romney-for-president/

Delusional (Michelle) Duggar says whole world can fit in Jacksonville


We've heard of New Math" but Michelle Duggar might have to show us her work on this one. The perpetually pregnant TLC mom, who has 19 kids under her (non-chastity) belt so far, told the Christian Broadcasting Network that the pesky rumor of the world being overpopulated is not accurate and that -- stay with us here -- if we all stood "shoulder to shoulder," we could fit the entire planet of 7 billion-plus people in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Duggar continued that she agrees with Mother Teresa, who once commented that saying there are too many children "is like saying there are too many flowers."


Michelle Duggar doesn't believe the world is overpopulated. She's trying to fix that though.

(Alabama) Club promotes 'Food Stamp Friday' event

Fliers for "Food Stamp Friday" at a local nightclub in Montgomery, Ala., are causing a buzz around town. According to postcards for the event, you can show your Electronic Benefits Transfer card at the door for a discounted $5 cover charge and free shots inside. ...While Montgomery residents are left to wonder if it's mocking others' misfortune or a misplaced attempt to glamorize federal assistance, we can't imagine a better way to screen opportunistic gold diggers out of your club scene. <---msn's words

I have been invited to the local paper's Correspondent of the Year ceremony

I just got letter yesterday. I knew that they used to have this deal but since I hadn't heard anything I thought they had ended it.

I have no idea what the winner gets but it is nice to be recognized.

Here is the edited Op-Ed as it originally appeared.

Go to Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4