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  • After Voting With Him 97% Of The Time, Heidi Heitkamp Helps Other Democrats Campaign Against Obama

    04/18/2014 6:59:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    You really have to admire the chutzpah. In her 2012 campaign, Senator Heidi Heitkamp worked long and hard to brand herself not as a liberal Democrat, but as an “independent” who would “stand up” to President Barack Obama. Such rhetoric was necessary in a state where Obama lost by more than 20 points, and Heitkamp herself won by just a few thousand votes. It’s hard to imagine Heitkamp being in the US Senate now had she not campaigned so hard against Obama. But she did, and she won, and then spent her first year in the US Senate voting with...
  • Two-legged dog has time of his life during first trip to beach [video]

    03/30/2014 9:04:16 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 30 Mar 2014
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter In today’s life affirming video news, a two-legged dog runs joyously across the sand in his first trip to the beach. Duncan Lou Who runs like the wind, chasing after a GoPro camera operated by staff from Panda Paws Rescue. The boxer dog had to have his deformed back legs amputated when he was a puppy, and while he has a wheelchair he prefers to sprint around on his front legs. When the dog’s inspiring story was an online hit last year, Amanda Giese, of Panda Paws Rescue in Vancouver, Washington state in the...
  • Barack Obama's first visit to Brussels to cost Belgium more than ($12M)

    03/25/2014 6:22:15 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 9 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com ^ | 3/24/14 | Leo Cendrowicz
    As Belgium's capital and host to the EU and Nato, Brussels is used to deploying heavy security when big names pop by. But US President Barack Obama's visit on Tuesday will strain the city like never before with €10m (£8.4m) of Belgian money being spent to cover his 24 hours in the country. The president will arrive on Tuesday night with a 900-strong entourage, including 45 vehicles and three cargo planes. Advance security teams orchestrating every last detail have combed Brussels already, checking the sewers and the major hospitals, while American military helicopters were last week given the green light...
  • US sending more troops and aircraft to hunt Ugandan war lord Kony

    03/24/2014 6:11:25 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 49 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 3/24/14 | unknown
    <p>President Obama is committing more military resources, including aircraft and special operations forces, to the hunt for notorious African warlord Joseph Kony.</p> <p>Early Monday, the White House confirmed a Washington Post report that the U.S. was sending "associated support personnel," and a "limited number" of CV-22 Osprey aircraft to assist local forces in their long-running battle against Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. Obama sent about 100 U.S. troops to help the African forces in 2011.</p>
  • Benghazi guards refused to protect Americans fleeing compound

    01/23/2014 3:52:07 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 13 replies
    teaparty.org ^ | 1/23/14 | unknown
    Shocking new detail emerges from Senate report (Tea Party) – Disturbing new details have emerged in regard to the attack on the Benghazi compound. In the Senate’s 88-page report, new details reveal that an al-Qaida-linked organization hired to provide external security at the US compound refused to do so during the attack. The organization, known as the Libyan 17th of February Brigade, was hired by the US State Department. The Brigade operates under the banner of Ansar-al-Sharia which is the group that has been implicated in carrying out the attack. According to the report, which has already dropped several shocking...
  • Porn star teenage boy allowed back in school

    01/22/2014 7:33:33 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 29 replies
    drudgereport.com ^ | 1/21/14 | unknown
    COCOA, Fla. – A student who turned to porn to help pay the bills had been kicked out of school. Robert Marucci told WKMDG Local 6 that made the decision to because he considered the job just that – work that would help with his family’s financial issues. For his effort, Marucci says he’s been bullied by students and now, he says the school is bullying him. Local 6 says Marucci’s mother was aware of what her son was doing and that he did so to support her financially.
  • Athletes with illegitimate kids

    12/20/2013 6:51:00 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 15 replies
    The Fumble ^ | unknown | unknown
    Article at the link
  • Kindergartner, Amazing Johnson, severs finger

    12/13/2013 1:46:37 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 147 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12-12-13 | Charlene Sakoda
    Parents of 6-year-old Amazing Johnson, were angered when they learned that school officials did not call 911 when their daughter’s fingertip was severed. Latesha Coleman, Amazing’s mother, told KRIV Fox 26, Hughes Road Elementary administrators called her but downplayed the severity of the student’s injury saying, "She told me that the nurse was working with Amazing, that Amazing is fine. She's being loved on by the nurse."
  • Missouri history museum acquiring collection of gay artifacts

    12/02/2013 12:58:38 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 30 replies
    The St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 12/2/13 | David Hunn
    ST. LOUIS • In the basement of a Kirkwood home, one man has steadily stacked an old kitchen table with 60 years of gay history. Steven Brawley started collecting years ago: Drag queen dresses, leather vests, handwritten protest signs, Pride Parade T-shirts, and books by talk-show host Andy Cohen. Now he’s giving it all away. The Missouri History Museum is on the brink of the region’s first mainstream queer collection initiative. And museum officials are eyeing Brawley’s hoard as the effort’s first major acquisition. “Sometimes things are happening right before our very eyes,” said museum curator Sharon Smith, who is...
  • E.W. Jackson Electrifies RPV Convention

    05/21/2013 5:05:58 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | May 21, 2013 | libertynewsmedia
    E.W. Jackson Electrifies RPV Convention via kwout
  • Obama to be photographed with Amazing Race contestants during finale

    05/05/2013 10:41:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    CBS promos indicating the contestants will be required to take a picture with the president during tonight's final leg which concludes in Washington DC. I wasn't sure if this would actually happen in the episode but host Phil Keoghan said in an interview "We even got the president involved". Guess it's not enough for our president to appear at sporting events all the time - now he's on reality TV too!
  • No Joke: Chris Matthews Asks When Obama ‘Going to Get Some Credit for This Amazing Economy’

    03/11/2013 12:15:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/11/13 | Howard Portnoy
    In case you missed it, the February jobs report on Friday contained some encouraging news. National Journal’s Michael Hirsh wrote that the BLS numbers gave President Obama “what he’s wanted for four years: an unemployment rate that’s below where he started as president, 7.7 percent.” But Hirsh was guarded in his optimism, also acknowledging that “things are not really as good as the numbers suggest, and they are all but certain to get worse.” No such considerations entered into the mind of Chris Matthews Friday night when he wondered aloud on “Hardball” when Republicans were going finally make sure that...
  • Obama to Boehner: 'We Don't Have a Spending Problem'

    01/06/2013 6:53:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/6/13 | Ben Shapiro
    In an interview with Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal, newly re-elected House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) opened up about President Obama’s utter unwillingness to cut a single dollar from federal spending. In a stunning admission, Obama reportedly told Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” Boehner added that President Obama continues to maintain that America’s federal deficit is caused not by governmental overspending but by “a health-care problem.” Said Boehner, “They blame all of the fiscal woes on our health-care system.” Boehner told Obama, “Clearly we have a health-care problem, which is about to get worse with Obamacare....
  • Neuroscientists successfully control the dreams of rats. Could humans be next?

    09/03/2012 5:35:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    io9 ^ | 9/3/12 | George Dvorsky
    Researchers working at MIT have successfully manipulated the content of a rat's dream by replaying an audio cue that was associated with the previous day's events, namely running through a maze (what else). The breakthrough furthers our understanding of how memory gets consolidated during sleep — but it also holds potential for the prospect of "dream engineering." Working at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, neuroscientist Matt Wilson was able to accomplish this feat by exploiting the way the brain's hippocampus encodes self-experienced events into memory. Scientists know that our hippocampus is busy at work replaying a number of...
  • Parasailing from top of Mont Blanc-WOW!

    08/31/2012 8:47:04 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 9-1-12 | self
    6 or 7 parasail from top of Mont Blanc amid the most amazing scenery...stunning. Go full screen...
  • Newt Gingrich on CNN Piers Morgan 9 P.M. EST 2/24/12

    02/24/2012 6:01:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 106 replies
    CNN ^ | Friday, February 24, 2012 | Jason Kurtz
    Newt Gingrich on apologies following Quran burnings in Afghanistan: "Our troops get killed, nobody apologizes" This evening on "Piers Morgan Tonight", GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich joins the program for an honest and engaging interview on topics ranging from foreign affairs to energy policy. On the heels of the recently reported Quran burnings in Afghanistan, the former House Speaker shares his candid opinions on the apologies issued first by President Obama, and then by General John R. Allen. "Look around the region. Churches get burned in Nigeria. Does anyone apologize? Churches get burned in Egypt. Does anyone get apologized?" asks...
  • Extraordinary Toroidal Vortices

    02/18/2012 4:32:57 PM PST · by gorush · 24 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2-12-10 | Evasius
    Extraordinary and beautiful examples of toroidal vortices produced by dolphins, beluga whales, humpback whales, volcanoes, hydrogen bombs, and man. A toroidal vortex, also called a vortex ring, is a region of rotating fluid moving through the same or different fluid where the flow pattern takes on a toroidal (doughnut) shape. The movement of the fluid is about the poloidal or circular axis of the doughnut, in a twisting vortex motion. Examples of this phenomenon are a smoke ring or a microburst. Vortex rings were first mathematically analysed by the German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz, in his paper of 1867 On...
  • Game On! Rick Santorum’s Amazing Victory Speech

    I call it a victory speech because that’s the way Santorum made me feel about his speech, even though only 18 votes currently gives Santorum the lead over Romney. Watch the whole thing as it was by far the best speech of the night, maybe even this contest
  • Amazing: Democrat President Demands Cut in Social Security Funding

    12/21/2011 3:29:04 AM PST · by Son House · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | December 20, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    I'm talking about the direct constitutional, virtue-of-the-law way that Social Security's paid for is with that one deduction on your paycheck, FICA. I don't remember what it stands for and it doesn't matter. Now, my point about this is, here you have a Democrat president, who wants to cut the payroll tax by 4%, he wants that large a tax cut in the payroll tax, which would blow a $250 billion hole in Social Security funding at a time when everybody knows that we're short on being able to pay all the obligations now. We have reached the tipping point....
  • U.K. Woman’s Giant Amputated Leg Begins to Grow Back!

    11/09/2011 4:29:36 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 9, 2011 | Liz Klimas
    Mandy Sellars from the waist up may be a size 12, due to a rare condition, from the waist down she is three times her normal size. When one of her legs became infected, threatening her life, she had it amputated. And now, it’s beginning to grow back. According to the Daily Mirror, just 22 months after the operation, Sellars leg is growing back very fast, already weighing 42 pounds and measuring 1 meter around: Mandy said: “I hoped the amputation would stabilise my condition but I think I knew in my heart that it would start growing again. “Almost...
  • Flipping amazing... the moment a humpback whale 'thanks' rescuers who saved it from dying

    07/19/2011 9:55:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/19/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A humpback whale which was freed from almost certain death by three men off the coast of California repaid the favour to its rescuers with a breathtaking display of breaches and dives. The amazing hour-long performance was caught on camera moments after the creature was cut free from fishing nets. When the boat came across the whale it was trapped with its tail and flippers hopelessly entangled in the nets. Scroll down to watch video The whale watchers first thought the humpback was already dead as it was floating on top of the water. But then it let out a...
  • Amazing (and True) Friday Fish Story...

    06/10/2011 4:14:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 9, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The story goes that out on Lake Conroe (50 miles north of Houston ) a local man recently saw a ball bouncing around the surface in a very odd manner- so he went out to investigate. Turns out it's a big ole flathead catfish that had apparently tried to swallow an entire basketball- which became stuck in its mouth, poor thing! The fish was totally exhausted from repeatedly attempting to dive, but only managing to bob up and down due to the air of the ball buoying him to the surface whenever he tried.  The guy tried numerous times to get...
  • POLITICS FEBRUARY 25, 2011 Troopers Hunt for Wisconsin Senators

    02/25/2011 5:11:41 PM PST · by sasquatch · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | FEBRUARY 25, 2011 | By KRIS MAHER And AMY MERRICK
    Wisconsin Republican lawmakers dispatched state troopers to the homes of absent Democratic senators in search of a quorum Thursday but came up empty as the state's legislative standoff continued.
  • Tea Party Movement Brings in 15,000 Protesters to Madison With 24 Hour Notice Embarrassing Left

    02/20/2011 9:49:22 PM PST · by bigbob · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-19-11 | Jim Hoft
    THOUSANDS of Tea Party Patriots turned out today in Madison, Wisconsin, in support of Republican Governor Scott Walker and his plans to correct the state’s financial future. It was an amazing turnout considering the Saturday rally was only announced on Friday morning. Oh… And we paid our own way. The tea party patriots filled the state capital grounds from the steps to the street over 100 yards back. There were so many Walker supporters there that you couldn’t here the speakers from the stage in the back of the crowd. The AP today estimated that 70,000 protesters turned out in...
  • Glad This Ain't MY Job!

    01/31/2011 1:26:30 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 31, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    WATCH THIS and you'll never take a five-bar signal for granted again... UNreal:[VIDEO] These guys are nuts! More at Reaganite Republican
  • Amazing images of Indonesian villagers fleeing from massive volcanic explosion as Mount Merapi

    10/31/2010 11:26:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/10 | Staff
    A deadly volcano in Indonesia spewed another searing cloud of ash down its slopes today, sparking panic and chaos among thousands of villagers.The new blast came as rescuers hundreds of miles away finally were able to resume food deliveries and evacuate injured victims of a tsunami triggered by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake near a chain of remote islands off western Sumatra. The number of people killed in the twin catastrophes climbed to almost 500 on Sunday.Sirens blared, and people jumped into rivers trying to escape Mount Merapi's latest fury, while others sprinted down the mountain or
  • In Evil Long I Took Delight...

    In Evil long I took delight, Unawed by shame or fear. Till a new object struck my sight, and stopp’d my wild career: I saw one hanging on a tree By agonies and blood, Who fixed His languid eyes on me, as near His cross I stood. Sure never till my latest breath, Can I forget that look: It seemed to charge me with His death, Though not a Word I spoke: My conscience felt and own’d the guilt and plunged me in despair: I saw my sins,His blood had spilt, and helped to nail Him there Alas I knew...
  • In Evil long I took Delight

    In Evil long I took delight, Unawed by shame or fear. Till a new object struck my sight, and stopp’d my wild career: I saw one hanging on a tree By agonies and blood, Who fixed His languid eyes on me, as near His cross I stood. Sure never till my latest breath, Can I forget that look: It seemed to charge me with His death, Though not a Word I spoke: My conscience felt and own’d the guilt and plunged me in despair: I saw my sins,His blood had spilt, and helped to nail Him there Alas I knew...
  • Jackie Evancho, 10 (Opera Singer) ~ America's Got Talent

    YouTube acts Compete. Acts that were discovered by viewers on the popular website YouTube perform live in Hollywood, hoping to win their chance to compete alongside 16 others semifinalists for the $1 million prize and the title of the most talented act in America. Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is a young soprano from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Evancho was born to Michael and Lisa Evancho and has an older brother, a younger brother, and a younger sister. She started singing when she was eight years old, after watching the movie Phantom of the Opera. Her mother heard Evancho...
  • Teen Shot Classmate in New York Police Station (Wait until you see what might happen)

    04/03/2010 3:22:51 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 26 replies · 2,316+ views
    AOL News ^ | 4/3/10 | Michele Ruiz
    AOL News (April 3) -- Authorities in an upstate New York town say a 16-year-old gunman chased one of his classmates into the foyer of the local police station and opened fire, pumping a bullet into his victim's arm and then shooting himself in the chin. According to a statement released by police in Cooperstown, N.Y., the suspect on Friday followed his Cooperstown High School classmate, also 16, into police headquarters next to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. There, he allegedly fired two shots from a small-caliber rifle, one hitting the victim's left arm and another ricocheting through a...
  • 10 of the Greatest Magic Tricks Ever

    03/26/2010 10:28:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies · 1,195+ views
    Oddee ^ | March 26, 2010 | Gracie Murano
    Just a trick or pure magic, meet ten amazing stunts that are definitely going to make you wonder.
  • Retrofuturs Amazing and Interesting Quotes

    12/17/2009 8:42:46 AM PST · by maz1987 · 1 replies · 249+ views
    Some beautiful illustrations by the graphic designer based in the Drome. Stephane Massa Bidal aka retro, devised a work based on the “remix” of archival footage with current topics. Many examples in the sequel.
  • (Marietta GA City) Council reviews 'So Help Me God' oath

    11/23/2009 5:43:48 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 12 replies · 540+ views
    www.mdjonline.com ^ | 11/22/09 | Jon Gillooly
    MARIETTA - City Councilman Van Pearlberg objected this week to the phrase "So help me God" included in the oath of office that Marietta police officers are required to say. Pearlberg, a senior assistant district attorney, said it's been his experience that when citizens take the stand from time to time, making them swear to God can be a problem. "A lot of people won't swear on a Bible. Their religious beliefs won't allow them to swear," Pearlberg said.
  • Obama Draws Criticism for Sitting Out Berlin Wall Anniversary

    11/08/2009 2:12:54 PM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 25 replies · 1,372+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 11/8/09 | unknown
    The president does not plan to travel to Germany to attend the 20th anniversary celebration Monday of the fall of the Berlin Wall, drawing heated criticism from those who say he's ignoring a shining triumph of American-inspired democracy. In this July 24, 2008, photo, then-Sen. Barack Obama is seen greeting the crowd in Berlin. (AP Photo) President Obama squeezed in a trip to Copenhagen last month to lobby, unsuccessfully, for Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. He plans to travel to Oslo next month to accept the Nobel Peace Prize, an award that even Obama has said he does...
  • Attack on Iran would be 'very destabilizing' -- US military chief

    07/05/2009 9:33:26 PM PDT · by Flavius · 25 replies · 870+ views
    afp ^ | 7/6/09 | afp
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A US military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would be "very destabilizing," top US military commander Admiral Mike Mullen said Sunday, warning that any attack could have serious "unintended consequences." "I've been one who has been concerned about a strike on Iran for some time, because it could be very destabilizing, and it is the unintended consequences of that which aren't predictable," the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Fox News Sunday television program.
  • Amazing Volcano Photo Reveals Shock Wave (Pic from the ISS/Nasa)

    06/22/2009 9:04:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 2,090+ views
    An amazing new picture from space reveals a volcanic eruption in its earliest stage, with a huge plume of ash and steam billowing skyward and creating a shock wave in the atmosphere. Sarychev Peak on Matua Island is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain, northeast of Japan. The new photo was taken June 12 from the International Space Station. NASA says volcano researchers are excited about the picture "because it captures several phenomena that occur during the earliest stages of an explosive volcanic eruption." The main plume appears to be a combination of brown ash...
  • Russia accuses Poland of starting Second World War -(oh here we go )

    06/05/2009 10:48:21 PM PDT · by Flavius · 24 replies · 923+ views
    telegraph ^ | 6/4/09 | By Adrian Blomfield in St Petersburg
    The Russian defence ministry posted a potentially inflammatory essay on its website which claimed Poland resisted Germany's ultimatums in 1939 only because it "wanted to obtain the status of a great power". The lengthy diatribe, which is unlikely to be welcomed in Warsaw, also lashed out at Britain and France for giving the Poles "delusions of grandeur" by promising to intercede if the Nazis invaded.
  • Must See Amazing Bicycle Stunts

    05/01/2009 1:25:55 PM PDT · by Brainhose · 14 replies · 828+ views
    You Tube ^ | Today | Brainhose
    Filmed over the period of a few months in and around Edinburgh by Dave Sowerby,this video of Inspired Bicycles team rider Danny MacAskill (more info at www.dannymacaskill.com)features probably the best collection of street/street trials riding ever seen. There's some huge riding, but also some of the most technically difficult and imaginativelines you will ever see. Without a doubt, this video pushes the envelope of what is perceived as possible on a trials bike.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o
  • Pavement Drawings by Julian Beever-Incredible!

    03/07/2009 9:01:33 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 23 replies · 1,449+ views
    Anamorphic illusions drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint. If you have never seen Beever's pavement drawings, this will be a treat for you. Link
  • The True Stories Behind 5 Famous WTF Images

    03/06/2009 10:56:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 2,011+ views
    Cracked.com ^ | March 3, 2009 | Robert Brockway
    Most people have already seen the following images in the ‘WTF’ sections of social bookmarking sites, in threads dedicated to badass pictures or just circulated through their inboxes by the “funny” boss. There is never an explanation for these pictures, because they seem to intrinsically defy explanation; they are just still moments in time of unbelievable scope, and epic badassery. It seems hard to imagine what brought about the extraordinary circumstances these images depict, and that’s the magic, really - letting your imagination run with these ridiculous situations. Well, I decided to do some research on what the actual explanations...
  • Banned From Britain, Dutch Lawmaker Denied Entry at Heathrow

    02/12/2009 7:44:48 AM PST · by VeloCon · 13 replies · 945+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/2009 | Kazman
    "An anti-Islam Dutch politician banned from entering Great Britain says he has been detained upon arrival at Heathrow Airport and will be returned home."
  • FROSTIE: I’ll Fly Away: Dancing

    01/28/2009 4:48:22 AM PST · by Revski · 5 replies · 376+ views
    Youtube ^ | 1/28/09 | Revski
    Frostie performs PERFECTLY in this video dancing to a lively medley of "I’ll Fly Away, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Amazing Grace and I Saw The Light"
  • Movie Review: Amazing Grace

    11/14/2007 9:47:26 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 11 replies · 359+ views
    November 15, 2007 | Jeff Chandler
    I took a break from work this evening to enjoy a movie I have been meaning to watch since it came out a couple years ago. As is usually the case, I waited until it came out in DVD so we could rent it. The name of the movie is Amazing Grace, and it is the true story of William Wilberforce, the British Member of Parliament who spearheaded the long struggle to end the slave trade. My impressions: The movie was well written, directed, and acted, and although it was a bit slow in a couple parts, it held my...
  • Boy survives two-hour flight to Moscow hanging onto plane wing (UPDATE @ #141)

    09/25/2007 4:18:21 PM PDT · by George from New England · 155 replies · 1,093+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 24/ 09/ 2007 | Radio Maya
    MOSCOW, September 24 (RIA Novosti) - A 15-year-old boy from the Urals suffered acute frostbite after riding the wing of a Boeing-737 plane on a two-hour flight from Perm to Moscow, Russian radio station Mayak reported on Monday. After clinging on for the entire 1300-kilometer (808-mile) flight to Vnukova Airport, the boy, named Andrei, collapsed onto the tarmac. His arms and legs were so severely frozen that rescuers were at first unable to remove his coat and shoes, the radio station said. The airport did not confirm the report. "We have no information on this," the Vnukovo press service told...
  • Group announces support for Jefferson

    06/13/2007 9:09:16 PM PDT · by Triggerhippie · 27 replies · 671+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 6/13/07 | CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS - Supporters of a Democratic congressman charged with bribery and money laundering harkened to their civil rights days on Wednesday as they denounced the allegations against U.S. Rep. William Jefferson. The group, including ministers and the president of the local chapter of the NAACP, alleged the 16-count corruption indictment was the work of a Republican White House and Justice Department scheming to target black Democratic leaders and shift attention from legal troubles of Republican congressmen. "When it's all over, Bill Jefferson will stand up like Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. He will stand up in the...
  • Ritter vetoes union bill [Democrat governor goes against unions in Colorado]

    02/09/2007 2:43:32 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 27 replies · 884+ views
    Denver Post ^ | February 9, 2007 | Denver Post
    Breaking from his party, Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter on Friday issued his first veto, rejecting a controversial labor bill that had prompted a large and vocal campaign from business interests who said it would hamstring the state economicially. House Bill 1072 would have eliminated one of two votes needed for unions to negotiate all-union shops. The Democratic governor campaigned as a pro-business moderate but also indicated to labor that he would sign such a measure. "We are obviously extremely disappointed that Gov. Ritter felt it necessary to break a campaign promise under pressure from big business," Steve Adams of the...
  • Nice little view of life in iraq

    09/04/2006 10:34:57 PM PDT · by ChadGore · 21 replies · 1,049+ views
    This is the greatest Iraq video ever made. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h3JB9IrSWQ
  • Crazy Traffic! (Intersection in India)

    04/23/2006 3:11:00 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies · 1,004+ views
    Zippy Videos ^ | 4/23/2006 | Me
    Speechless... Clicky For Indian Intersection
  • Tom Cruise claims he can "get someone off heroin in three days through Scientology's detox program"

    04/11/2006 10:25:35 PM PDT · by Number57 · 25 replies · 860+ views
    Drudge ^ | ? | GQ
    TOM CRUISE is attacking those who prescribe psychiatric drugs again in the May (06) issue of men's style magazine GQ. The actor, who embarked on an anti-drug tirade in TV interviews last summer (05) on behalf of his Scientology beliefs, has launched a fresh attack on psychiatry, calling for prescription pill poppers to think carefully about the harms they're doing to their bodies. He tells the magazine, "I've always found the 'if it makes me feel better, it's OK' rationale a little suspect. "I think it's appalling that people have to live a life of drug addiction when I have...
  • Autistic Teen's Hoop Dreams

    03/06/2006 11:47:40 AM PST · by notaliberal · 43 replies · 1,032+ views
    CBSnews ^ | February 25, 2006 | Steve Hartman
    Amazing, positive story about a young man