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  • 'Ghost Ship' Lyubov Orlova - Abandoned Cruise Ship Filled w/ Cannibal Rats Headed for British Shore

    01/23/2014 7:11:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 66 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 23, 2014, | Stephen Rex Brown
    Abandoned cruise ship filled with cannibal rats headed for British shore The Lyubov Orlova has been detected off the coast of Scotland. Its only passengers are demented, disease-ridden rats feeding off each other. An abandoned cruise liner teeming with inbred cannibal rats is adrift in the Atlantic Ocean and possibly about to run aground on Britain’s coastline, according to a new report. The Lyubov Orlova has been drifting east from Canadian waters since last year. Newly detected beacons off the dilapidated vessel’s rescue boats indicate it is was recently off the west coast of Scotland, raising concerns it could run...
  • Watch this guy explore Detroit's abandoned Packard Plant on a dirt bike.

    01/21/2014 10:00:39 AM PST · by nascarnation · 47 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 1/20/2014 | J. Ramsey
    Packard gave up on its automotive plant in Detroit in 1956, but the 3,500,000-square-foot complex of reinforced concrete remains - if only as remains. It is perhaps just as famous for being ruins as it was when it built cars, still attracting plenty of attention from entrepreneurs, paintballers, vandals and urban spelunkers. Creative types love them some Packard Plant, too, evidenced by the short film produced by Cantini Pictures when they wanted to test out a homemade motorcycle and an aerial drone. The result is a few minutes of "motocross meets the monument." Check it out in the video below....
  • EXPLOSIVE REPORT: FORCES WERE AVAILABLE TO HELP AMERICANS UNDER ATTACK IN BENGHAZI

    04/29/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT · by crosslink · 315 replies
    The blaze ^ | 4-29-2013 | Jason Howerton
    The U.S. government had the ability to “react and respond” to the Benghazi terrorist attack and could have had forces on the ground before the second wave of the assault began, a special operator with knowledge of the response told Fox News in an exclusive interview. Due to the explosive nature of his allegations, the special ops member asked to remain anonymous. “I know for a fact that C 110 the UComm CIF was doing a training exercise, not in the region of northern Africa, but in Europe. And they had the ability to react and respond,” he told Fox...
  • Exclusive: Classified cable warned consulate couldn't withstand 'coordinated attack'

    10/31/2012 4:48:08 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 17 replies
    The U.S. Mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” less than a month before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi and the consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack,” according to a classified cable reviewed by Fox News. Summarizing an Aug. 15 emergency meeting convened by the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Aug. 16 cable marked “SECRET” said that the State Department’s senior security officer, also known as the RSO, did not believe the consulate could be protected...
  • The Neglect of France's Socialist Welfare State - Skeleton of French Man Found in Bed after 15 Years

    10/20/2012 11:29:18 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Reuters (via Yahoo!) ^ | Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | Pierre Savary; Vicky Buffery
    LILLE, France (Reuters) - Police in France said on Friday they were trying to identify the skeleton of a man believed to have lain undiscovered in bed for more than 15 years. The body, found in an abandoned house in the northern city of Lille, is thought to be that of the elderly owner of the property, who lived alone and appeared to have no relatives. Police said they had found piles of unopened mail at the house dating back to 1996.
  • U.S. intelligence hurt when Libya base was abandoned

    10/13/2012 9:18:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/14/12 | Mark Hosenball
    WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence efforts in Libya have suffered a significant setback due to the abandonment and exposure of a facility in Benghazi, Libya identified by a newspaper as a "CIA base" following a congressional hearing this week, according to U.S. government sources.(Snip) The publication of satellite photos showing the site's location and layout have made it difficult, if not impossible, for intelligence agencies to reoccupy the site, according to government sources, speaking on condition of anonymity. The post had been a base for, among other things, collecting information on the proliferation of weaponry looted from Libyan government arsenals,
  • After 50 Years, Fire Still Burns Under Pennsylvania Town (Centralia, PA - Ghost Town)

    05/26/2012 9:18:07 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michael Rubinkam
    After 50 years, fire still burns under Pa. town (A motorist in 2004 drives among the smoldering remains of land near Route 61 in Centralia, Pa. AP file photo) Fifty years ago Sunday, a fire at the town dump ignited an exposed coal seam, setting off a chain of events that eventually led to the demolition of nearly every building in Centralia — a whole community of 1,400 simply gone. All these decades later, the Centralia fire still burns. It also maintains its grip on the popular imagination, drawing visitors from around the world who come to gawk at twisted,...
  • Face of Defense: Captain Cares for Pets Left Behind

    03/17/2011 5:06:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 – On Jan. 25, Egyptians began protesting against the government of then-President Hosni Mubarak. By Feb. 1, the U.S. State Department had ordered the departure of all nonemergency U.S. government personnel and their families from Egypt. After many Americans evacuated Egypt, their pets were left behind, but Army Capt. Eric Coulson helped to set up an impromptu pet kennel to care of the animals. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But not all "members" of the families departed. The four-legged ones stayed behind. "A lot of people had pets that they really didn't have...
  • Thousands of Ranches Abandoned in Northern Mexico Due to Violence

    11/26/2010 11:15:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Agencia EFE [Spain] ^ | 11/26/10 | Staff
    Thousands of Ranches Abandoned in Northern Mexico Due to Violence MEXICO CITY – Thousands of ranches have been abandoned in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas by owners who do not want to end up like Alejo Garza, a rancher who died defending his property from a drug cartel. Garza, considered by a hero by many in the region, refused to hand over his property to a drug cartel, which gave him 24 hours to leave his property. The 77-year-old rancher barricaded himself inside his house and took on 30 cartel gunmen, killing four of them and seriously wounding two...
  • NYPD investigating suspicious truck near bridge- Abandoned Truck [Update: all clear has been given]

    05/05/2010 8:20:04 PM PDT · by cammie · 139 replies · 5,546+ views
    Washington Post-AP ^ | May 5, 2010 | AP Staff
    <p>I don't see this below, so I thought I'd post. The Triborough Bridge here in NYC has been closed because an abandoned rental truck, smelling of gas, has been found on the bridge. Who knows - may be nothing, but I thought it was worth the post.</p>
  • Mom blames mix-up for abandoned child

    03/01/2010 9:17:31 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 735+ views
    upi ^ | March. 1, 2010
    CHICAGO - The mother of a 2-year-old girl left abandoned at a Chicago restaurant says her daughter was left alone due to misunderstanding. Police said the mother, whose identity was not released, claims she left her daughter at a Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza restaurant because she thought the girl was spending the night with her aunt, the Chicago Tribune said Sunday. The girl's aunt also departed the restaurant with the belief the girl was staying with her mother for the night, police said. The young girl was found alone at the eatery Saturday night after the adults both departed and...
  • Iraqi Forces Secure Abandoned Village

    03/11/2009 5:52:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 212+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Opal Vaughn, USA
    FATMIYA — An abandoned village once inhabited by Iraqi nationals, young and old alike, this village now stands alone; desolate and empty of life except for Iraqi Security Forces and U.S. troops passing through every so often. “Several weeks back we cleared this village, Fatmiya, which is a suspected al-Qaida cell of snipers and IED [improvised explosive device] emplacements,” said 1st Lt. John Belle, 172nd Infantry Brigade. “We cleared a route; the ISF [Iraqi security forces] came behind us and cleared the village,” Belle stated. “Now we’ve started to establish security around the whole area. All we do is just...
  • Father 'Abandoned' Girl, 3, In Melbourne Train Station

    09/18/2007 6:47:38 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 544+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-19-2007 | Sally Peck
    Father 'abandoned' girl, 3, in Melbourne train station By Sally Peck and agencies Last Updated: 2:34am BST 19/09/2007 Police in three countries are hunting for the parents of a three-year-old girl who was apparently abandoned by her father at a Melbourne railway station. Xue Qianxun Staff at the Southern Cross train station discovered Xue Qianxun, from New Zealand, crying and confused on Saturday. Authorities said they have grave fears for the mother of the 3-year-old girl. Australian police said they believe Xue Naiyin, a Chinese-language magazine publisher in New Zealand, flew to the US after dumping his daughter at the...
  • Hundreds of Hmong surrender, a legacy of Vietnam War

    12/15/2006 7:04:33 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 17 replies · 867+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 14, 2006 | Grant Peck
    BANGKOK, Thailand — A lingering legacy of the Vietnam War emerged from the jungles of Laos on Wednesday, as hundreds of members of the Hmong hill tribe minority surrendered to the communist government after decades on the run. The group is the latest of several ragtag bands of surrendering Hmong — remnants of a guerrilla army that served a pro-American government before it fell to the communists in 1975. The surrendering group's chieftain, Moua Tua Ter, accompanied the 405 people — mostly children — to Ban Ha village in Phoukout district before returning to the jungle with a few of...
  • Baby Jordan’s chilling first night

    10/16/2006 12:34:10 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 34 replies · 1,721+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 16, 2006 | Laurel J. Sweet
    For 14 hours, Mireya Jimenez listened to the squalling from the filthy back yard next door, her heart aching for what she thought was a frightened kitten.Stricken to learn it was actually a newborn boy who’d miraculously survived an entire night in a garbage bag as temperatures hovered near 40 degrees, the trembling 53-year-old grandmother of 13 could only shake her head in disbelief. “She’s very emotional,” said Mili Arias, Jimenez’ 14-year-old granddaughter. “She feels guilty.” Boston police were anxious to speak to anyone who knew a woman near the end of her pregnancy - who now can’t account for...
  • ABANDONED SCHOONER MYSTERY..NO CREW, A HALF-EATEN MEAL AND PILES OF CLOTHES(Mediterranean)

    08/25/2006 6:20:48 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 128 replies · 3,215+ views
    Mirror ^ | 24 Aug 2006 | Nick Pisa
    A £300,000 schooner has been found floating empty in the Mediterranean - echoing the fate of the Marie Celeste over 130 years ago. The 66ft twin-masted vessel had no name and no other identification markings. On board there was a half-eaten meal, maps of the Med, piles of clothes and a punctured dinghy. The boat was found drifting off the Sardinian resort of Punta Volpe. Strong currents were pushing it towards rocks and coastguards boarded the vessel just in time and towed it to the port of Olbia. Officials found a plaque with the name Bel Amica but said that...
  • 4th ID mechanics restore abandoned vehicles for Iraqi army

    06/07/2006 4:10:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 393+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jun 6, 2006 | Spc. Lee Elder
    MUQDADIYAH, Iraq (Army News Service, June 6, 2006) – What began as a way to alleviate mechanics’ boredom between jobs has turned into a chance to enhance the combat capabilities of the fledgling Iraqi Army in northern Iraq. Mechanics supporting the 4th Infantry Division's A Battery, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, part of Task Force Band of Brothers, have used their downtime to restore both American and Russian-made vehicles for use by the Iraqi army. The rebuilt vehicles were salvaged from a lot on Forward Operating Base Normandy called the "bone yard,” where many of the vehicles had been abandoned...
  • Baby left for dead is all grown up She'll graduate high school a few miles from site of her rescue

    06/06/2006 2:12:13 AM PDT · by Simmy2.5 · 32 replies · 1,840+ views
    SF Gate/San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, June 6, 2006 | Diana Walsh, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The temperature outside on the night of Dec. 30, 1987, was 45 and dropping. Cold for most anyone, but perilous for a newborn baby girl wrapped in a towel and stuffed in a brown paper bag like trash. She probably wasn't meant to be found alive. When Steve Gibbons, a California Highway Patrol officer, pulled off Interstate 280 to stop and stretch his legs, she was just hours old. Her temperature had plummeted to a dangerous 90 degrees. If she had been there much longer, she would have died near the intersection of Cañada and Edgewood roads in Redwood City....
  • Abandoned: The Mexican Orphans Of The Rush To Cross US Border

    05/20/2006 7:57:26 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 1,296+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-21-2006 | James Hider - Nicolas Bravo
    Abandoned: the Mexican orphans of the rush to cross US border By James Hider in San Andreas Nicolas Bravo (Filed: 21/05/2006) When Alexis Silva Carreno was nine years old, his father left Mexico to find work 800 miles away across the US border in Houston, Texas. Alexis was devastated and begged his father not to go. It was not until his mother also headed north that the boy's entire world collapsed. "She didn't even leave any kitchen utensils, she took everything, everything. She left us to be street kids. She forgot her children," he said, sitting dejected in his classroom...
  • Safe Haven For Abandoned Babies: Causing More Harm Than Good? (New term - "neonaticide")

    03/09/2006 3:53:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,948+ views
    Columbia University ^ | April 2004 | Jesse Hyde
    Safe Haven For Abandoned Babies: Causing More Harm Than Good?By Jesse Hyde April 2004 Tim Jaccard looked at the dead baby curled in the toilet bowl and cursed God. The Nassau County paramedic was supposed to be on his way home to comfort his stepdaughter. She had called him at work, crying because she could not get pregnant. Minutes after he hung up, the call came to respond to the women's restroom in the lobby of the First District Court in Hempstead, Long Island. "My daughter can't get pregnant and somebody throws their baby away," he remembered thinking in the...
  • Vietnamese Veterans Honor Gen. WESTMORELAND as a Hero (Giving Back)

    08/01/2005 11:00:53 AM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 13 replies · 742+ views
    Los Angeles Times, California/Local ^ | 08/02/2005 | David Haldane
    . Little Saigon CA's loving Memorial to Gen. WESTMORELAND: "You gave your best efforts. By virtue of Vietnam, together we held the line for many years and stopped the dominoes from falling. You are and always will be ...a courageous and dedicated soldier." .
  • At least hope not abandoned

    02/06/2005 11:56:13 AM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Newsday ^ | 1/6/2005 | Theresa Vargas
    It's called the Island of Hope - a plot in the middle of Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury where abandoned newborns are buried.Infants with names like Innocence and Crystal and Destiny, all given the last name of Hope.Yesterday Nicholas Hope and Allison Allen Hope, babies found discarded three months apart last year, joined them."We're sad we have to do this," said Timothy Jaccard, who founded Children of Hope Foundation, which provides the burials. "Still, it gives them dignity."The babies received a full honor guard service at St. Rose of Lima Church in Massapequa, their tiny coffins arriving with a police...
  • Six Army reservists court-martialed for scrounging equipment

    12/14/2004 9:06:49 AM PST · by Frapster · 14 replies · 918+ views
    napanews.com ^ | December 13, 2004 | JOHN McCARTHY
    Six Army reservists court-martialed for scrounging equipment Monday, December 13, 2004 By JOHN McCARTHY Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At a time when some U.S. troops in Iraq are complaining they have to scrounge for equipment, six Ohio-based reservists were court-martialed for taking Army vehicles abandoned in Kuwait by other units so they could carry out their own unit's mission to Iraq. The soldiers say they needed the vehicles, and parts stripped from one, to deliver fuel to Iraq, but their former battalion commander said Sunday the troops should at least have returned the vehicles to their original units....
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • US children 'abandoned in Africa'

    08/19/2004 5:08:47 PM PDT · by aculeus · 6 replies · 646+ views
    BBC News On Line ^ | August 18, 2004 | Unsigned
    Seven US children have been discovered suffering from disease and malnutrition in a Nigerian orphanage. The children, aged from eight to 16, were reportedly left there by their adoptive mother. The three boys and four girls were found by a visiting Texas missionary after he heard their accents, reports the Associated Press news agency. They are now back in their home state of Texas, in the care of the local child protection agency. It is investigating claims that the adoptive mother, a Houston woman, abandoned them last October and later went to work in Iraq. AP reports that the woman...
  • Kids feared they wouldn't make it home (more on abandoned kids in Nigeria)

    08/18/2004 10:23:02 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 19 replies · 744+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/18/2004 | MELANIE MARKLEY and DALE LEZON
    The seven Houston children reportedly abandoned in Nigeria by their adoptive mother had been telling people their story, but no one believed them until a visiting missionary found them and helped bring them home. Now officials with Child Protective Services say it is the mother's story that is under question. The woman told CPS officials in March that she had left the children with her mother in Houston while she underwent cancer treatment in Shreveport, La. In truth, she had taken the children last October to Nigeria, where a relative of her fiance lived, and enrolled them in school, said...
  • Booby-Trapped "Wallet" Injures Three

    06/30/2004 1:29:51 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 12 replies · 195+ views
    06/30/04 | vanity
    This item is based on wire service reports of a bomb,discovered the wrong way,on a recently-landed Turkish airliner. (Istanbul,06/30/04 - via AP,AFP) A booby-trapped item,closely resembling a man's wallet,exploded yesterday aboard a Turkish Airlines jet,that had flown in from Izmir. After the passengers had de-planed, a 3 man cleaning crew boarded,and began cleaning the craft.Inside one of the lavatories,the crew discovered what appeared to be a forgotten or abandoned wallet. When one of the cleaners opened the wallet,it exploded: tearing off his fingers,and slightly injuring the other two workers.Police,as might be expected,are investigating the incident.Turkey is under security alert,because of...
  • Program targets growing problem of (40,000) abandoned mobile homes

    01/05/2004 4:46:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,159+ views
    Program targets growing problem of abandoned mobile homes The Associated Press Jan 4, 2004 : 10:14 pm ET RALEIGH, N.C. -- Local officials have asked the mobile home industry to help devise ways to remove abandoned single-wides, a growing eyesore they say can hurt efforts to attract jobs. The N.C. Association of County Commissioners estimates that 40,000 derelict mobile homes lurk in the state's woods and fields. Unlike old tobacco barns that also dot rural North Carolina, single-wides lack rustic charm. "This is an economic development issue," said Paul Meyer, assistant general counsel for the N.C. Association of County Commissioners....
  • Abandoned Chinese toddler to undergo surgery to remove third leg

    08/07/2003 12:40:23 PM PDT · by bedolido · 7 replies · 323+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/07/03 | Staff Writer
    <p>BEIJING (AP) A 1-year-old girl who was born with three legs and abandoned by her parents on a Beijing street is to undergo surgery to remove the extra limb, state media and a doctor said Thursday.</p> <p>Doctors at Dongzhimen Hospital in the Chinese capital plan to study the limb for 20 days before operating, a doctor in the hospital's orthopedics department told The Associated Press.</p>
  • Child left in stifling day-care center van

    05/31/2003 7:36:41 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 11 replies · 269+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 31, 2003 | By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News
    Child left in stifling day-care center van 05/31/2003 By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News LANCASTER - A toddler was rushed to a hospital after he was found unconscious in a hot van at a day-care center here Friday afternoon Officials estimated the 2-year-old had been left unattended in the vehicle for about 2 1/2 hours after he had returned with nine other children from a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant, authorities said. After the group arrived at the Little Dudes and Daisies Daycare and Learning Center on North Dallas Avenue about 1 p.m., he was left in the vehicle...
  • Family in Louisiana Seeks Good Homes for Abandoned Puppies

    05/10/2003 7:26:55 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 459+ views
    The Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 05-10-03 | Sutherland, Eugene
    <p>POLLOCK - Mahalia Roberts couldn't believe what her boyfriend told her he'd found.</p> <p>That disbelief quickly intertwined with anger when she actually saw the abandoned puppies near her home.</p> <p>A week ago, Justin Crooks discovered the seven pups beside a Dumpster. He then drove to tell Roberts, who lives about a mile away on Frank Foster Road.</p>
  • NATO Crisis Deepens As Meeting Is Abandoned (20 Minutes)

    02/11/2003 3:39:53 PM PST · by blam · 93 replies · 302+ views
    Ananova ^ | 2-12-2003
    Nato crisis deepens as meeting is abandoned Nato remains in crisis after a meeting of ambassadors aimed at sorting out differences over Iraq was abandoned after 20 minutes. A second day of consultations at alliance HQ in Brussels failed to end one of the worst crises in Nato's 53 year history. France, Germany and Belgium refused to lift their veto of US backed plans to bolster Turkish defences against a possible Iraqi missile attack. After two postponements during the day, ambassadors from the 19 Nato countries met for only 20 minutes before ending the session. Talks were to resume Wednesday,...