Poseidon is one of the twelveOlympian deities of the pantheon in Greek mythology. His main domain is the ocean, and he is called the "God of the Sea". Additionally, he is referred to as "Earth-Shaker" due to his role in causing earthquakes, and has been called the "tamer of horses". He is usually depicted as an older male with curly hair and beard.
In his benign aspect, Poseidon was seen as creating new islands and offering calm seas. When offended or ignored, he supposedly struck the ground with his trident and caused chaoticsprings, earthquakes, drownings and shipwrecks.
Randall was first and correct with:
Alan J wrote:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
The Greek deity of earthquakes and oceans was Poseidon. In Roman mythology he was known as Neptune.
Whoever's repping for earthquakes is doing a fine job in San Ramon. They've been having a rash of little quakes for weeks now.
Ugh, Monday. Again.
Lois Of Oregon responded:
Damn. Pressed for time today! Drawing a total blank on Poseidon jokes.
Dale, from rainy Diamond Springs, expecting a winter storm, Norfallcali said:
Poseidon was God of the Sea, Earthquakes and Horses. Brother of Zeus and Hades. Wow! Happy Monday!
DJ Useo replied:
I've always been very interested in mythologies.
I sure like this question. I knew the answer immediately.
It's Poseidon. Did you know he was into nudism?
For everyone else but him. Lol. ( see picture )
Astonishingly, my landlord has still taken NO ACTION
to address my flooded apartment. Now in a better motel.
Poseidon ~ One of the twelve Olympian deities of the pantheon in Greek mythology. His main domain is the ocean, and he is called the "God of the Sea". Additionally, he is referred to as "Earth-Shaker" due to his role in causing earthquakes, and has been called the "tamer of horses".
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
CBS begins the night with a FRESH'NCIS', followed by a FRESH'NCIS: The 3rd One', then a FRESH'Limitless'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Aziz Ansari, Shonda Rhimes, Bruce Campbell, and Lucy Lawless.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Anna Faris and Joshua Jackson.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Chicago Fire'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Daniel Radcliffe, Chris Packham, Ellie Goulding, and Christian McBride.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Rainn Wilson, Elizabeth Hurley, Seal, and Jeremy Gara.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Rodrigo Santoro, Sylvan Esso, and Yo La Tengo.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'The Muppets', followed by a FRESH'Fresh Off The Boat', then a FRESH'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD', followed by a FRESH'Wicked City'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Anthony Anderson, Jena Malone, and Chris Cornell.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Flash', followed by a FRESH'iZombie'.
Faux has a FRESH'Grandfathered', followed by a FRESH'The Grinder', then a FRESH'Scream Queens'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has 2 hours of old 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH'Storage Wars', then another FRESH'Storage Wars', followed by still another FRESH'Storage Wars', then a FRESH'Storage Wars: Miami'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Matrix', followed by the movie 'The Matrix Reloaded'.
[6:00AM] Top Gear: Patagonia Special-Season 22 - Part 1
[7:00AM] Top Gear: Patagonia Special-Season 22 - Part 2
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 1 - Ep 3 - Walnut Tree
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 7 - Ep 1 - Return to Amy's Baking Company
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 4 - The Sontaran Stratagem
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 5 - The Poison Sky
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 13 - Time Squared
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 14 - The Icarcus Factor
[2:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 2 - Ep 3 - Panama (Part 1)
[3:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 2 - Ep 4 - Jungle (Part 2)
[4:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 10 - Working the Wild
[5:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 9 - Red Rock Country
[6:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 1 - Ep 2 - European Alps
[7:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 1 - Ep 3 - Costa Rican Rainforest
[8:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 1 - Ep 4 - Moab Desert
[9:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 1 - Ep 5 - Sierra Nevada
[10:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Alaskan Mountain Range
[11:00PM] Man vs. Wild - eason 1 - Ep 7 - Mount Kilauea
[12:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 10 - Working the Wild
[1:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 9 - Red Rock Country
[2:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 1 - Ep 4 - Moab Desert
[3:00AM] Man vs. Wild- Season 1 - Ep 5 - Sierra Nevada
[4:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Alaskan Mountain Range
[5:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 1 - Ep 7 - Mount Kilauea (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Below Deck', another 'Below Deck', followed by a FRESH'Below Deck', then a FRESH'The People's Couch', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 'Drunk History', 2½ hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH'Tosh.0', then a FRESH'Drunk History'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Dan Price.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Eugene Mirman, Phil Hanley, and David Rees.
FX has the movie 'White House Down', followed by the movie '2 Guns', then a FRESH'The Bastard Executioner'.
History has 'The Curse Of Oak Island: Digging Deeper', followed by the FRESH'The Curse Of Oak Island: Drilling Down', then the FRESH'The Curse Of Oak Island', followed by a FRESH'Hunting Hitler'.
[10:15AM] EVENT HORIZON
[12:30PM] STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE
[3:30PM] STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Ramble On
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Over the Hills and Far Away
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hot Dog
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Thank You
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Black Dog
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Crunge
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Girl I Love
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Misty Mountain Hop
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Your Time Is Gonna Come
[10:30PM] BENDERS-Secrets and Lies
[11:00PM] STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK
[1:15AM] STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME
[4:00AM] SKINWALKERS (ALL TIMES EST)
[8:00AM] The Brave One
[1:30PM] Training Day
[4:00PM] The Warriors
[6:00PM] History of the World: Part I
[8:00PM] Heartbreak Ridge
[11:00PM] Apocalypse Now
[3:30AM] Syriana (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Aeon Flux', followed by the movie 'Orphan'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Chiwetel Ejiofor, Phil Rosenthal, and Sean Donnelly.
According to a new
2015 State Integrity Investigation, an assessment of all 50 state governments by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity, 11 states received failing grades, and the highest grade awarded, to Alaska, was only a C.
These grades are determined by answers to 245 questions "that ask about key indicators of transparency and accountability, looking not only at what the laws say, but also how well they're enforced or implemented," the study explains. These key indicators fall into 13 categories, including public access to information, state budget processes, political financing, and ethics enforcement agencies. State-based journalists were charged with researching current laws and analyzing their implementation.
California and Connecticut round out the top three states, with Michigan, Wyoming, South Dakota and Nevada among the 11 failed states.
This state-level probe found that open record laws with rampant exemptions and loopholes "are a common part of statehouse culture nationwide," while legislators hide conflicts of interest with private businesses and accept excessive gifts from lobbyists.
But it's hard to ignore that all but six states failed in "Public Access to Information." Is there any hope for the flunked states?
The Great Lakes have claimed thousands of ships since European explorers began navigating the waters in the 1600s, but few have captured the public's imagination as has the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank on Nov. 10, 1975, in Lake Superior.
"Lake Superior seldom coughs up her victims unless they're wearing life jackets. As of this time, we have no reason to believe the men of the Fitzgerald had time to get into life jackets," Capt. Charles A. Millradt, commander of the Soo Coast Guard Station, said at the time.
People wearing traditional period 'Chulapo' costumes, typical of Madrid, take part in a parade during the celebration of Madrid's patron saint La Almudena virgin, in Madrid, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. The annual festival includes a mass and a procession with devotees accompanying the effigy of the virgin and traditionally ends with dancing in the capital's Mayor square.
Photo by Francisco Seco
Two rare colored diamonds go under the auction hammer this week in Geneva, with one standout blue diamond discovered in a South African mine last year expected to fetch up to $55 million - which would set a world record for any gemstone.
On Tuesday, Christie's starts off the two-day blitz of jewelry sales with an auction headlined by "The Pink," a 16.08-carat diamond billed as rare for pure color. Its estimated pre-sale price is between 21 million and 27 million Swiss francs ($23-28 million).
Sotheby's expects to fetch $35-$55 million a day later with the sale of the 12.03-carat Blue Moon Diamond, said to be among the largest known fancy vivid blue diamonds. The rare blue diamonds are formed when boron is mixed with carbon when the gem is created.
At that top price, the Blue Moon - so-called in reference to its rarity, playing off the expression "once in a blue moon" - would eclipse the record for a diamond at auction: The Graff Pink sold for $46,158,674 at Sotheby's Geneva five years ago, the auction house said.
The polished blue gem was cut from a 29.6-carat diamond discovered last year in South Africa's Cullinan mine, which also yielded the 530-carat Star of Africa blue diamond that's part of the British crown jewels and the Smithsonian Institution's "Blue Heart," discovered in 1908.
Earth has heated up by one degree Celsius (1.6 degrees Fahrenheit), Britain's weather office said Monday, as greenhouse gases hit record levels just weeks before a crucial climate summit in Paris.
Other reports forecast rising seas were set to swamp large swathes of New York and Shanghai, and that global warming would drive millions of people into poverty worldwide.
The slew of fresh planetary warnings came as ministers gathered in Paris to search for common ground on divisive issues ahead of the summit, which runs from November 30 to December 11.
If the planet heats up by four degrees Celsius -- double the targeted UN ceiling -- oceans will swallow land inhabited by more than 600 million people, said a study by Climate Central, a US-based research group.
Even a two-degree jump would submerge land currently occupied by 280 million people, it said.
A couple under an umbrella stands in the background with other visitors attracted at an illumination show at an amusement park in Tokyo, Japan, 09 November 2015. About four millions of bulbs are used for illumination commemorating Christmas and the New Year through next mid-February.
Photo by Kimimasa Mayama
A U.S. federal judge on Monday for the first time ordered the National Security Agency to cease collecting the phone call records of a lawyer and his firm, providing an unprecedented but narrow and largely symbolic victory to privacy advocates.
Opponents of mass surveillance cheered the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, who granted an injunction to bar the NSA from collecting the phone metadata of California attorney J.J. Little and his small legal practice.
Unlike previous rulings against the NSA's program to vacuum up Americans' call data, which was exposed publicly by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in 2013, Leon's opinion does not grant a stay, meaning it will take effect immediately.
The decision is of little practical consequence because it is so narrow in scope in covering only Little and his firm.
But the ruling's language is forceful and represents a win for civil liberties groups concerned that NSA surveillance is too intrusive.
SeaWorld will end its orca shows at its San Diego park by 2017, its top executive said Monday, saying customers at the location have made clear they prefer killer whales acting more naturally rather than doing tricks.
CEO Joel Manby told investors that the park - where the iconic shows of killer whales doing flips and other stunts debuted decades ago - will offer a different kind of orca experience focusing on the animal's natural setting and its behaviours, starting in 2017.
Animal rights activists called the move a marketing gimmick and want the company to phase out holding whales in captivity at all.
The Orlando, Florida-based company has seen revenue drop since the 2013 release of the documentary "Blackfish" that examined how orcas respond to captivity, particularly in the case of Tilikum, a killer whale that caused trainer Dawn Brancheau's 2010 death by pulling her into a pool at SeaWorld Orlando.
Attendance has dropped the most at its San Diego location, and the decision to end such shows would be limited for now to that park, the original home of Shamu. Shows at its other parks, including in San Antonio and Orlando, will continue.
In this photo provided by Charles Hall, lightning strikes over the Golden Gate Bridge as a storm moves in to San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. A storm system moving across California is bringing cool, wet weather to the low lands and snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Photo by Charles Hall
The devastating impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico may last for generations, a new study has found.
The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society, reported that only 20 percent of pregnant dolphins captured in oil-contaminated Louisiana's Barataria Bay in 2011 had produced viable calves. A study of similar dolphins in Florida's Sarasota Bay reported a pregnancy success rate of 83 percent.
Longevity among the Barataria Bay dolphins was also lower than other populations. The annual survival rate was just 87 percent, compared to a 96 percent survival rate found in a similar bottlenose population, according to the study.
"We are very concerned about the high rate of reproductive failures among Barataria Bay dolphins, as recovery of the population depends on successful reproduction," the study's co-author Cynthia Smith, executive director of the National Marine Mammal Foundation, said in an email.
In February, a government-funded study reported that, since early 2010, 1,305 dolphins were discovered stranded on Gulf shores, about 94 percent of which were found dead, making it the longest marine mammal die-off in the Gulf in recorded history.
A South Dakota American Indian tribe that sought to open the nation's first marijuana resort burned its crop after federal officials signaled a potential raid, the tribal president said Monday.
Flandreau Santee Sioux President Anthony Reider told The Associated Press the tribe had three weeks of discussions with authorities that culminated with a meeting in Washington that included a Justice Department official and U.S. Attorney for South Dakota Randolph Seiler.
Reider said the tribe wasn't told a raid was imminent - only that one was possible if the government's concerns weren't addressed. He said the main holdup is whether the tribe can sell marijuana to non-Indians, along with the origin of the seeds used for its crop.
The tribe had planned to open a lounge selling marijuana on New Year's Eve. It was the first tribe in South Dakota to legalize the drug following the U.S. Department of Justice's decision last year to allow tribes to do so on tribal land.
Reider said the tribe made the decision Friday to destroy its marijuana and burned it Saturday. He said tribal officials wanted to avoid a raid that might have damaged equipment or the facility but also wanted to demonstrate good faith as it continues conversations with officials in hopes of resuming the project.
A Pennsylvania man who appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" as Hillbilly Jack has died in a fire that began when he fell asleep while cooking, authorities said Monday.
Neighbors considered Hillbilly Jack Rushman a local celebrity because of those appearances, according to the Beaver County Times, which first reported his Saturday death.
Rushman, 55, was a member of the Wack Pack - a group of outrageous personalities who called or appeared on Stern's show.
Next-door neighbor Chad Scobie told the newspaper he saw Rushman headed home with a package of ground meat at about 5:30 p.m., and he called 911 when he heard the fire "popping" about 20 minutes later. Rushman lived in New Sewickley Township, about 20 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
Rushman died of thermal and inhalation injuries from the fire, which has been ruled accidental, Beaver County coroner Teri Tatalovich-Rossi said Monday.
His brother, Jonas Rushman, of Ambridge, said firefighters told the family Jack had apparently started cooking something on the stove when he fell asleep in a chair.
Jonas Rushman said his brother found fame accidentally, when Stern's staff saw online videos in which his brother espoused his homespun views, often while mugging for the camera.
The aurora borealis, or the northern lights occur over the Bathing House in Howick, England, Monday Nov. 9, 2015. The northern lights are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun.
Photo by Owen Humphreys
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