This is the kind of item that gets a professional surveyor excited.
The DNR's Matt Dontz found this original cedar survey post in a stream near Atlanta, in Montmorency County recently. The General Land Office of the U.S. government did the survey of Michigan's townships in 1850. The post was set to mark a section, or quarter corner and were driven into the ground each half-mile. It was preserved by the water, Forestry and Surveying experts agree the find is extremely rare, even with today's GPS technology.
Before the meteoric rise of Rush Limbaugh, and the subsequent rapid success of Glenn Beck, another populist voice ruled the talk show airwaves. World, re-meet Morton Downey, Jr.: aka, the original f***ing loudmouth. A heavy metal parable, EVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE features never-before-seen footage, fanboy animation, and appearances from comedian Chris Elliott to four Republican presidential candidates, including évocateur-du-jour Herman Cain. The film opens June 7th nationwide. Go deeper here: www.mortondowneyjrmovie.com.
Mediaite reports that the hosts of Fox News’ The Five couldn’t quite believe their ears when they heard how tough Jon Stewart, Brian Williams and other members of the “mainstream media” have been on President Obama over the latest scandals surrounding the IRS and the AP. “When Brian Williams is talking Watergate and Jon Stewart stops covering for you,” Andrea Tantaros said, “things are not looking good at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue.” Read more about their story here.
This classic political TV gabfest shows Rush Limbaugh and liberal radio talk show master Bob Lassiter going at it on CNN's Iconic and soon to return, "Crossfire" with Bob Novak and Michael Kinsley in 1990. Rush was sharp, yet fairly reserved for the national TV audience.
Uncrate.com reminds us that roof boxes are a necessary evil from time to time — so why not make sure they do something more for you than just carry your stuff? The Boatpack ($1,600) is an ingenious box that, as the name suggests, doubles as a boat. Crafted from Acrylic-capped ABS plastic, the 'pack is double-skinned, offers a capacity of 650 Liters, and can unclip from its base in seconds. As a boat, it weighs under 50 lbs., and includes a wooden seat, folding oars, and rowlocks. It's a great way to make your summer adventures a little more fun.
By The Associated Press
A Philadelphia doctor accused of performing illegal, late-term abortions in a filthy clinic has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive but acquitted in the death of a fourth baby.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the overdose death of a patient.
Prosecutors say the 72-year-old Gosnell delivered babies alive and had their spines severed with scissors to kill them. They say the baby whose death he was cleared in let out a soft whimper before Gosnell cut its neck.
The defense had argued there were no live births at the clinic.
The grisly details of the case came out more than two years ago when authorities described finding bags and bottles of fetuses at the foul-smelling clinic and unsterile instruments that were reused.
Prosecutors seek the death penalty.