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  • Reward offered in death of Lightning Medicine Cloud

    05/04/2012 6:45:36 PM PDT · by mylife · 160 replies
    greenville herald banner ^ | 5/4/12 | Brad Kellar
    May 4, 2012 Reward offered in death of Lightning Medicine Cloud By BRAD KELLAR CNHI GREENVILLE — A grieving Arby Little Soldier announced Friday a $5,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the person or persons responsible for the deaths of Lightning Medicine Cloud, a white buffalo sacred to Native Americans, and his mother. "The people have taken the heart of a spiritual situation here," Little Soldier said. During a press conference at the Lakota Ranch near Greenville, investigators looking into the deaths declined to release any details as to how the buffaloes died, other than to confirm...
  • Jobs report shows effects of the incredible shrinking U.S. labor force

    05/04/2012 6:44:14 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 5/4/2012 | staff
    If the same percentage of adults were in the workforce today as when Barack Obama took office, the unemployment rate would be 11.1 percent. If the percentage was where it was when George W. Bush took office, the unemployment rate would be 13.1 percent. That helps explain a seeming contradiction in the unemployment numbers — the rate keeps dropping even though job creation has been soft. In April, the U.S. economy added a mere 115,000 jobs, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday. In a normal month, that would not even be enough to keep up with new...
  • Major League Soccer executives to visit Triangle on April 12

    05/04/2012 6:43:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 1 replies
    Indy Week ^ | March 13, 2012
    Executives for Major League Soccer will visit the Triangle next month to meet local fans, media and various business and civic leaders, according to Curt Johnson, president of the Carolina RailHawks. The all-day event will take place Thursday, April 12. Among those representing MLS will be President Mark Abbott and Will Kuhns, the league’s director of communications. Joining them will be various officials for the Carolina RailHawks, David Downs, commissioner for the North American Soccer League and Aaron Davidson, Vice President of Traffic Sports USA, the current owners of the RailHawks. According to Johnson, the day’s events will begin around...
  • Obama Meets His Nemesis (when Greece was still solvent)

    As the Greeks saw it, "nemesis" was an abstract force (personified by the goddess of divine justice of the same name) aimed directly at the destruction of a single individual. Read more:
  • Bees Drink Human Sweat, Tears

    05/04/2012 6:38:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 3, 2012
    What’s tastier than meat and cheese? Sweat and tears, for bees anyway. Though they’re not as popular as their honeybee cousins, sweat sucking and tear drinking bees are making a buzz in cities across the country. “They use humans as a salt lick,” John Ascher, who oversees the a database of 700,000 species of bee at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, told the Wall Street Journal. Ascher discovered Lasioglossum gotham, New York City’s very own sweat bee, while walking through Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The tiny insects rarely sting and might even go unnoticed on a sweaty...
  • The Case for Sending Senator Lugar Back to Washington (Peggy Noonan Dementia Alert!)

    05/04/2012 6:37:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/4/12 | PEGGY NOONAN
    Let's wade into an argument, and on what may well be the losing side. The most recent polls suggest Dick Lugar, the senior U.S. senator from Indiana, first elected in 1976, is on track to lose his primary on Tuesday. I hope he doesn't for a number of reasons but one big one: the Senate needs grown-ups.
  • Rare white buffalo calf killed in North Texas

    Authorities are investigating the death of a rare white buffalo on a North Texas ranch just days shy of its first birthday. Lakota Ranch owner Arby Little Soldier says he found the buffalo, named Lightning Medicine Cloud, dead Monday. The buffalo's mother was found dead the next day.
  • Tea-party reawakening with call for huge rally

    05/04/2012 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Private pilots who may want to fly near Chicago on the weekend of May 19-20 have been warned they could be shot down, and a Red Cross memo suggests there could be mass evacuations of the city in the event of riots by left-leaning activists protesting the NATO summit. Less than a day’s drive away, however, near Jefferson City, Mo., at the same time there will be an event for Americans who also are worried about the nation. But instead of protests and riots, participants will focus on how to build up America, repair it and stabilize it for future...
  • Amateur Sleuth Helps Stop National Archives Thefts

    05/04/2012 6:30:41 PM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    AP ^ | Jessica Gresko
    When J. David Goldin saw the recorded interview of baseball great Babe Ruth for sale on eBay he knew something was wrong. There was only one original record of that 1937 interview of Ruth on a hunting trip, and Goldin had donated it to a government archive more than 30 years ago. Now someone was auctioning it off, the winning bid just $34.75. "I took one look at the record label and I said, 'holy smokes, that's my record,'" said the retired radio engineer. From his home in Connecticut, filled with antique radios and tape reels, Goldin launched an amateur...
  • Hiring slows,spells trouble for economy,Obama

    05/04/2012 6:26:10 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2012 | Jason Lange
    (Reuters) - Employers cut back on hiring in April and more people stopped looking for work, troubling signs for President Barack Obama whose re-election prospects could hinge on his handling of the economy. Employers added 115,000 workers to payrolls last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. It was the third straight month in which hiring had slowed, intensifying fears the U.S. recovery is losing momentum.Even a slight drop in the unemployment rate to 8.1 percent had a dark tone because the fall was due entirely to people dropping out of the workforce.
  • Colo. boy, 6, suspended for reciting 'Sexy' lyric

    05/04/2012 6:25:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2012
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A 6-year-old boy was suspended from his suburban Denver school for three days after school officials said he told a girl "I'm sexy and I know it," a line from a popular song. D'Avonte Meadows, a first-grader at Sable Elementary School in Aurora, is accused of sexual harassment and disrupting other students, according to a letter the school district sent to his mother after he was sent home Wednesday.
  • “Racist” Fire Captain Brian Beckmann Must Go, Says Petition

    05/04/2012 6:24:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Sunshine State ^ | May 4, 2012 | Mark Christopher
    (IMAGE AT LINK) [Miami, FL] When Miami-Dade fire captain Brian Beckmann let the word know how he felt about the whole Trayvon Martin thing, the reaction was swift in calling for his removal from the force. Sunshine Slate noted back on April 18 that Beckmann posted an offensive rant on Facebook, as originally reported by Here is his post in its entirety: “Listening to Prosecutor Corey blow herself and her staff for five minutes before pre-passing judgment on George Zimmerman. The state seeks reelection again, truth aside. I and my coworkers could rewrite the book on whether our urban...
  • Viral video: Lion tries to munch on baby at zoo

    05/04/2012 6:23:03 PM PDT · by Altariel · 13 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 05/03/2012 | Laura Weisman
    A baby boy’s visit to the Oregon Zoo in Portland has given the world a new viral video that’s hard to look away from. As the boy smiles for Mom’s video phone, a lion behind the glass sees the kid as a snack, apparently, trying in vain to chomp through the glass. It’s rather disturbing. And then Mom kind of laughs, a little nervously. Her trust of the glass installers is stronger than mine would have been. Here’s what KGW-TV in Portland reported: The one-year old, named Jack, is dressed in a striped jacket that looked a little like a...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Knowledge is Not Enough!

    05/04/2012 6:23:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Knowledge is Not Enough!by Sebastian R. FamaOn September 20, 2000, Pope John Paul II speaking to 40,000 people gathered for his general audience said, "Through the Holy Spirit, Christians are brought into a personal relationship with God." Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, speaking to a group of religion teachers and catechists at the Vatican was more explicit. He said, "Catechesis is not so much a matter of transmitting knowledge as it is a question of leading people to a relationship with Jesus."Knowledge, as valuable as it is, is not enough. Christianity is much more than a collection of facts. The loving God...
  • The Duke's Bittersweet Final Night

    05/04/2012 6:20:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Northern Star ^ | Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Alex Fiore
    Sometimes he coughed up blood. Sometimes his knees ached and his back strained when sitting down. When Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington took the stage inside NIU’s University Center on March 20, 1974, the cancer that destroyed his lungs had turned the vibrant young man who introduced jazz to the masses into a shell of his former self. The cancer and pneumonia would claim him two months later, just weeks after his 75th birthday. The greatest jazz composer the world has known was well-traveled. From the Washington, D.C., grit where he was born in 1899 to the smoky Cotton Club of...
  • Jay Leno's Garage: 1975 Custom Plymouth Duster (and the story behind it)

    05/04/2012 6:16:32 PM PDT · by Doogle · 16 replies
    YT ^ | 04/28/12 | Leno
    Jay Leno's 75 Duster and the story behind it.... Before master mechanic and race car driver Paul Annunziata passed away, he wanted to make sure his supercharged 426 Hemi-engined Duster went to a good home. Watch Paul's own history of the car and see what Jay's done to keep Paul's dream car on the road.
  • Marine welder keeps heavy-duty trailers operable in Afghanistan, saves Corps thousands.

    05/04/2012 6:16:19 PM PDT · by sean327 · 18 replies
    DVIDS ^ | 28 April 2012 | Sgt. John Jackson
    CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Adapt and overcome is a common phrase in the Marine Corps, and Cpl. Sean Castillo, a welder with Maintenance Company, 1st Maintenance Battalion (-) Reinforced, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), is embodying those words everyday in Afghanistan and saving the Marine Corps millions of dollars while doing so. Castillo, 23, a native of Yuma, Ariz., is the son of a retired Marine and the brother of an Army Ranger. He joined the Marine Corps to serve his country and do his part. He became a welder because he loves the trade. “I had a job prior...
  • Wendy’s No Long-Shot (NY's US Senator Gillibrand slayer? Gilli "tied for No. 1 Most Liberal.")

    05/04/2012 6:16:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 3, 2012 | Interview of Wendy Long by Kathryn Jean Lopez
    The Left has accused Republicans of a “war on women,” but New York Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand could wind up running against a woman in the fall. The contest for who will face Democrat Gillibrand is on, and Wendy Long discusses what a Senator Long would look like with Kathryn Jean Lopez. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: What do you have against Senator Gillibrand?WENDY LONG:  National Journal recently came out with its annual congressional rankings — the gold standard in political measuring sticks. Kirsten Gillibrand was tied for No. 1 Most Liberal Member of the United States Senate. She’s metamorphosed from...
  • Just Curious: a Question about The Great One

    05/04/2012 6:15:36 PM PDT · by publius321 · 10 replies
    I was just listening to the GREAT one Mark Levin. He seemed to be in rare form. Does he sometimes have cocktail hour during Friday shows? He was brilliant as always but he seemed to be much more jovial than other weekdays.
  • Michigan welfare recipients get hundreds for car repairs, clothing allowance

    05/04/2012 6:12:47 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4 May 2012 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan’s welfare recipients may get up to $900 from the state in car repairs every year, but the House of Representatives is trying to cut that to $500. The car repair subsidies are part of a $6.4 million program the Department of Human Services has to help welfare recipients get a job and stay employed. Among many approved expenses, the program also includes up to $1,200 for welfare recipients to buy a car, and up to $500 for clothing allowance for job interviews and work. “You've got to be kidding me,” said Jim Chioda, a tea party activist from Holland....