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  • White House Struggles to Answer Questions About Harvard Faculty Outrage Over ObamaCare

    01/06/2015 1:16:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/6/15 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    During the press briefing at the White House this afternoon, Josh Earnest was questioned about President Obama’s former colleagues at Harvard who are now complaining about the ACA they once supported. Harvard released a statement that the law is raising health insurance costs and therefore the university would have to change the plans for their staff. Ed Henry asked Earnest if it was “hypocritical” for these professors to claim that Obamacare was good for the country until they, themselves, had to pay more because of it. Earnest, for his part, seemed stumped by the question. He stuttered and stumbled through...
  • {VANITY} 29 year drought ends tonight

    09/30/2014 4:43:47 PM PDT · by mykroar · 123 replies
    9/30/2014 | mykroar
    Go Royals!
  • Rally Possum Inspires A’s To Walk-Off Win Over Rays

    08/05/2014 5:40:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Oakland A’s fans may be singing the praises of the rally possum at the Coliseum. Sure there have been sewage problems at the ballpark and various other issues, but none of them came before a game-winning rally in extra innings like this little marsupial did on Monday. But it was at the beginning of the inning after the first out, as centerfielder Sam Fuld walked up to the plate, that a possum went running along the warning track and vanished under the stands. Fuld would go on to a hit and later score the game-winning run for Oakland. Derek Norris...
  • Former Cy Young Award Winner Bob Welch Dies at 57

    06/10/2014 11:55:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Bob Welch, a former Cy Young Award winner and the last Major League pitcher to win at least 25 games in a season, has passed away at the age of 57, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday. Welch, a two-time All-Star who posted a 27-6 record as the Cy Young Award winner on the Athletics' 1990 American League championship team, passed away in Seal Beach, Monday night. Cause of death was unavailable. "We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Bob Welch," said A's President Michael Crowley. "He was a legendary pitcher who enjoyed many of his best seasons with...
  • Manny Machado Incident Overshadows A's Win

    06/09/2014 9:28:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 06/09/2014 | John Hickey
    A year ago, Manny Machado was the toast of baseball. He was an All-Star and got solid mention in the MVP voting at just 21 years old. Now, in the eyes of the A's anyway, he's just toast. The A's beat Machado's Baltimore Orioles 11-1 Sunday. Machado knocked the A's Derek Norris out of the game in the sixth inning by twice winging the catcher with his backswing. Then in the eighth inning, Machado didn't like a first pitch inside from the A's Fernando Abad. His reaction was to swing and release the bat after a second inside pitch, the...
  • why are you hating my cooking so much?????? (Too many Mods spoil the ZOT)

    08/10/2013 2:35:35 PM PDT · by amybouzaglo · 511 replies
    today | Amy and Sammy Bouzaglo
    I discovered this website while looking to see what the bullies and haters are doing against me and my husband and I found this website and all the horrable things you all have been saying just because Gordon Ramsay lies about me. None of you have ever even been to my restarant before and never even tasted my food. YOU NEVER DID SO WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BULLY AND HATE? MY FOOD IS NOT FROZEN! GORDON NEVER EVEN TRIED MY CAKE! WHY AM I AN EVIL WITCH??? WHO ARE YOU TO THINK YOU CAN GO ON THE INTERNET AND...
  • Girl, 19, accidentally shoots brother dead while posing with gun

    01/06/2013 1:51:16 AM PST · by expat1000 · 44 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | January 04, 2013 | John Roberts
    A nineteen year old girl was arrested after accidentally killing her brother while posing with a loaded gun at around 5:30 am. The victim was identified as 22-year-old Manuel Ortiz. [snip] If the teen is found to have had alcohol in her system at the time of the shooting, she will be charged with manslaughter.
  • The Obama Olympics

    08/04/2012 8:26:05 AM PDT · by tje · 8 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | July 31, 2012 | Michael Berry
    Local talk show host down here in Houston that's reaching a wider audience.. I found this funny and thought some here might enjoy it.
  • Cuban Defector Cespedes Inks Four-Year Deal wth Oakland ["freak athlete all th tools/potential"]

    02/13/2012 2:26:27 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 2.13.12 | By Jason Epstein
    Yoenis Cespedes agreed to terms with the A’s on a four-year deal worth $36 million, according to Yahoo’s Tim Brown. The Marlins had been thought to be the favorites for the 26-year-old outfielder’s services but reportedly had offered the same $36 million over six years. Cespedes was a power-hitting star during his eight years of professional ball in Cuba but defected last summer and subsequently established residency in the Dominican Republic. More here.
  • Life as we don't know it ... on Earth?

    12/02/2010 10:17:58 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies ^ | Dec. 2, 2010
    Alan Boyle writes:NASA's secret is finally out: Researchers say they've forced microbes from a gnarly California lake to become arsenic-gobbling aliens. It may not be as thrilling as discovering life on Titan, but the claim is so radical that some chemists aren't yet ready to believe it. If the claim holds up, it would lend weight to the idea that life as we know it isn't the only way life could develop. Organisms with truly alien biochemistry could conceivably arise on a faraway exoplanet, or on the Saturnian moon Titan, or even here on Earth. "Our findings are a reminder...
  • Same As It Ever Was (funny vid)

    07/07/2010 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    tammy bruce ^ | 7/7/10 | “Right Change”
    It gets crazier with each passing day. Today we learned that Obama has proclaimed NASA’s new foremost task is to reach out to the Muslim world and make the Muslim people feel good about their historic contribution to science. As far as actual space flight goes, it seems NASA won’t go into space anymore beyond low Earth orbit, although it may form partnerships with other nations for this purpose.
  • Dallas Braden Throws Perfect Game for Oakland A's

    05/09/2010 11:24:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 527+ views
    Peggy Lindsey had just watched A's lefthander Dallas Braden make baseball history, and after celebrating a perfect game by her grandson, she couldn't resist sending a Mother's Day message to his verbal sparring partner. "Stick it, A-Rod," Lindsey said, minutes after a career-defining moment for Braden, who has been engaged in a war of words with the Yankee star since mid-April over unwritten rules about the pitcher's mound. It was just three days ago that a video of Braden talking about a fight with A-Rod surfaced, to which the Yankee star responsed by saying he didn't "want to extend (Braden's)...
  • Ewe Will Never Get Us Back in Prison

    04/14/2010 8:44:32 AM PDT · by twister881 · 10 replies · 540+ views
    The Sun ^ | 13 April 2010 | Virginia Wheeler
    Two escaped convicts have dodged a huge manhunt - by disguising themselves as sheep. The pair dressed in full sheepskin fleeces, complete with heads, to lie low among farm flocks. Robbers Maximiliano Pereyra...and Ariel Diaz...stole the sheep hides from a ranch after breaking out of an Argentinian maximum security prison a week ago. And they have managed to evade the 300 cops on their trail - despite locals seeing them running through fields at night. Police say spotting the pair among thousands of sheep is "almost impossible." But one warned: "They can't pull the wool over our eyes forever."
  • RA, Others Join Diabetes as Major CVD Risk Factors: Consensus on management reached.

    07/21/2009 1:02:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 456+ views
    Family Practice News ^ | 1 July 2009 | MITCHEL L. ZOLER
    COPENHAGEN — Rheumatoid arthritis and two other rheumatic diseases are as strong as diabetes as risk factors for cardiovascular disease, prompting a European League Against Rheumatism task force to issue the group's first consensus recommendations for managing cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis. “In our view, rheumatoid arthritis [RA], ankylosing spondylitis [AS], and psoriatic arthritis [PsA] should be seen as new, independent cardiovascular risk factors,” Dr. Michael T. Nurmohamed said at the annual European Congress of Rheumatology. “Very importantly, the risk is comparable to type 2 diabetes,” added Dr. Nurmohamed, a rheumatologist at the...
  • Man Wins $500k From A's for Mother's Day Snub

    06/19/2009 3:36:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 41 replies · 1,054+ views
    nbcphiladelphia ^ | 06/19/09 | Joe Kukura
    The Oakland A's have reached a $510,000 settlement with a male attorney suing them because he wasn't given a commemorative cap being handed out to women at an A's game on Mother's Day 2004. Attorney Alfred G. Rava initiated a class-action lawsuit against the A's because, as a biological male, he was not given a plaid sun hat being handed out to the first 7,500 ladies arriving at the Mother's Day game. He sued over a commemorative Mother's Day cap? He could have at least held out for the Giambi bobblehead. The whole context of the promotion make Mr. Rava's...
  • Gilchrest Unloads On Know-Nothing Pols--And Us, Too

    10/02/2008 10:16:12 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 22 replies · 873+ views ^ | October 2, 2008 | By Marc Fisher
    Wayne Gilchrest, the nine-term Republican congressman who represents Maryland's Eastern Shore and parts of Anne Arundel County, has had it, and he's ready to talk. He's had it with his own party, which he says "has become more narrow, more self-serving, more centered around 'I want, I want, I want.' " He's finished with his party's presidential candidate, John McCain, who Gilchrest says "recites memorized pieces of information in a narrow way, whereas Barack Obama is constantly evaluating information, using his judgment. One guy just recites what's in front of him, and the other has initiative and reason and prudence...
  • Democratic Party (looks White to me Howie)

    08/16/2008 1:35:15 PM PDT · by personalaccts · 6 replies · 201+ views ^ | 8/16/08 | unknown
    Democratic Leaders Congressional Leaders Speaker of the House: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Nancy Pelosi made history this year, breaking the marble ceiling to become the first woman to serve as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. With Democrats returning to the majority for the first time in 12 years, Speaker Pelosi and her leadership team are addressing the challenging issues facing the American people after years of inaction. Under her leadership, the 110th Congress is working to make America safer, to restore the American Dream and to restore accountability to government. Senate Majority Leader: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)...
  • Scientists Find Way to Track Stem Cells in Brain

    11/27/2007 8:17:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 111+ views
    HealthDay News ^ | Nov. 8, 2007 | E.J. Mundell
    The identification of a new marker is making it possible to track brain stem cells for the first time, U.S. researchers report. The achievement is already opening doors to new research into depression, early childhood development and multiple sclerosis, the team's senior author said. "This is a way to detect these cells in the brain, so that you can track them in certain conditions where we suspect that these cells play a certain role," explained Dr. Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, an assistant professor of neurology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. "This is also very applicable for situations where...
  • Texas boy, 9, stabs 2-year-old girl to death

    12/26/2006 4:15:43 PM PST · by rocksblues · 26 replies · 979+ views
    reuters ^ | Dec 26, 2006 5:14pm | unknown
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - No charges will be filed in the case of a 9-year-old boy who fatally stabbed a 2-year-old girl in a Texas home where a teen-ager was babysitting 12 children, Dallas police said on Tuesday after an investigation. The stabbing occurred on December 22 in a home in southeast Dallas where a 15-year-old was left to supervise at least 10 siblings and 2 other children, including the victim. The toddler, Damya Jefferson, was stabbed twice in the chest by a 9-year-old boy who lived at the house, according to published reports. No charges will be filed against the...
  • Israel Gives Army A Free Hand As Lebanon Seeks Withdrawal

    08/07/2006 7:10:59 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 719+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-8-2006 | Patrick Bishop
    Israel gives army a free hand as Lebanon seeks withdrawal By Patrick Bishop (Filed: 08/08/2006) Diplomatic efforts to stop the war in Lebanon failed to slow the bloodshed yesterday as at least 32 civilians were killed in Israeli air raids. Air raids on a crowded area of Beirut that had so far escaped the violence killed at least eight people Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, said no limits had been placed on the army's actions and leaflets warned Lebanese living south of the Litani river not to remain outdoors after 10pm. Targets in south and east Lebanon were bombed...
  • Move To Speed Up Pay-As-You-Drive (UK)

    08/07/2006 6:41:01 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 371+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-7-2006 | David Millward
    Move to speed up pay-as-you-drive By David Millward, Transport Correspondent (Filed: 07/08/2006) The country's first pay-as-you-drive road pricing scheme could be in operation within four years after the Transport Secretary urged Cabinet colleagues to find room for a Bill in the next parliamentary session. Douglas Alexander's pitch for a legislative slot is the strongest signal yet that a major overhaul of the way in which motorists are taxed will become a reality. Without the necessary powers, the 2010 deadline for a pilot study set by Alistair Darling, Mr Alexander's predecessor, could slip. The Department for Transport has been looking for...
  • Schwarzenegger ripped as 'part of the problem' (Tom Tancredo attacks California governor...)

    07/04/2006 9:27:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 125 replies · 1,689+ views
    WND ^ | July 4, 2006 | Staff
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is "part of the problem" of illegal immigration into the United States. That according to Rep. Tom Tancredo, a fellow Republican, who blasted Schwarzenegger's reluctance to secure the California-Mexico border with additional National Guard troops, despite such a request from President Bush. Appearing on "The Big Story" on the Fox News Channel, the Colorado congressman and author of the just-released book "In Mortal Danger" was asked by host Julie Banderas, "What do you think about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger not upholding the president's wishes?" "I'm very disappointed in it, of course," responded Tancredo. "Disappointed in the fact...
  • Senate Voted to End U. S. as a Nation Surrender to Latin Invasion Now Clear

    06/02/2006 9:56:05 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,424+ views ^ | 6 2 06 |
    Senate Voted to End U. S. as a NationSurrender to Latin Invasion Now Clear Lou Dobbs Tonight - CNN - June 1Dobbs: The issue, as you said, that the nation would cease to exist, what do you mean by that? West: Well, the kind of provisions that are in the Senate... and it will be mainly Hispanic. It will be mainly Mexican. -- And so, what the question becomes is, do we want to become a northern section of Latin America? Do we cease to become literally an English- speaking people, become bilingual, and / or Spanish- speaking? And...
  • Church Digs Mel Gibson's $5 Million

    02/13/2006 9:09:11 AM PST · by laney · 47 replies · 1,535+ views
    Religion News ^ | Feb 13th, 2006
    Mel Gibson made so much money from “The Passion of the Christ” that he’s now putting it where his mouth is, so to speak. He’s continuing to build a religious compound in Malibu for Catholics who reject Vatican II, and is implicitly endorsing his controversial father’s beliefs by helping him launch a similar church in Pennsylvania. Last year, according to federal tax filings, Gibson parked $5 million of his "Passion" profits in his tax-free private foundation — the same vehicle he’s used to pour millions into a 17-acre religious compound he’s building in Agoura Hills, Calif., at a “secret” rural...
  • Slaughter as gunmen fight to control Somalia's capital (Mogadishu)

    05/10/2006 6:10:16 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 739+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-11-2006 | Mike Pflanz
    Slaughter as gunmen fight to control Somalia's capital By Mike Pflanz, East Africa Correspondent (Filed: 11/05/2006) Somalia's lawless capital Mogadishu was engulfed in violence yesterday as fighting between rival factions brought terror to civilians. At least 14 people were killed in a fourth day of fighting between gunmen allied to conservative Islamic leaders and others loyal to a group of powerful businessmen. The bloodshed took the death toll to 96 since Sunday, with an estimated 200 people wounded. Most of the dead and injured were civilians. The two sides have used heavy machineguns, rocket-propelled grenades and artillery. A mortar round...
  • Teen opens eyes as rabbi wraps him with Scripture

    04/25/2006 4:56:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 631+ views
    WND ^ | April 25, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A Florida teenager lying in a coma here after being critically injured last week in a suicide bombing opened his eyes for the first time since the attack yesterday just as his rabbi donned him with teffillin, or Jewish prayer phylacteries. Daniel Wultz, 16, was one of over 60 people injured in last Monday's attack in which a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded section of Tel Aviv as Israelis celebrated the fifth day of the Passover holiday. The blast ripped through a falafel restaurant just outside the city's old central bus station, killing...
  • When In Vietnam, Build Boats As The Romans Do

    04/21/2006 11:03:33 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 1,154+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 3-26-2006 | Richard Stone
    When in Vietnam, Build Boats as the Romans Do Richard Stone INDO-PACIFIC PREHISTORY ASSOCIATION CONGRESS, 20-26 MARCH 2006, MANILA In December 2004, researchers drained a canal in northern Vietnam in search of ancient textiles from graves. They found that and a whole lot more. Protruding from the canal bank at Dong Xa was a 2000-year-old log boat that had been used as a coffin. After a closer look at the woodwork, archaeologists Peter Bellwood and Judith Cameron of Australia National University in Canberra and their colleagues were astounded to find that the method for fitting planks to hull matched that...
  • Alphabets Are As Simple As . . .

    04/20/2006 3:43:23 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 420+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-18-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Alphabets are as simple as... (Filed: 18/04/2006) Writing systems may look very different, but they all use the same basic building blocks of familiar natural shapes, reports Roger Highfield If there is one quality that marks out the scientific mind, it is an unquenchable curiosity. Even when it comes to things that are everyday and so familiar they seem beyond question, scientists see puzzles and mysteries. Familar form: letters have been shaped by everyday sights such a the crescent moon Look at the letters in the words of this sentence, for example. Why are they shaped the way that they...
  • Swedish Welfare State Collapses as Immigrants Wage War

    03/28/2006 3:36:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 103 replies · 3,435+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | Tue, 2006-03-28 21:49 | Fjordman.
    Last year I wrote an article about how Swedish society is disintegrating and is in danger of collapsing, at least in certain areas and regions. The country that gave us Bergman, ABBA and Volvo could become known as the Bosnia of northern Europe. The “Swedish model” would no longer refer to a stable and peaceful state with an advanced economy, but to a Eurabian horror story of utopian multiculturalism, socialist mismanagement and runaway immigration. Some thought I was exaggerating, and that talk of the possibility of a future civil war in Sweden was pure paranoia. Was it? In a new...
  • Health-care industry quakes as filmmaker Moore gets on its case

    03/26/2006 11:44:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 856+ views
    SMH.COM. AU ^ | March 27, 2006 | Telegraph
    LONDON: "Send me your health-care horror stories," reads the appeal. The stark request heads a letter published on his website this month from Michael Moore, the controversial filmmaker, asking for examples of people's bad experiences of hospitals, insurance companies and drug manufacturers. Moore, who is best known for his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, in which he took on the Bush Administration over the war in Iraq, is now targeting the health-care industry. Work on the film, Sicko, has been in progress since 2004 and it is expected to be premiered later this year. Already speculation about its content has put the...
  • Olmert's family blasted as 'pacifists, army deserters'

    03/21/2006 5:10:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 656+ views
    WND ^ | March 21, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – With national elections here just one week away and public rhetoric noticeably heating up between politicians, some candidates and parties have been bringing the family of acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert – running for top office – into campaign ads. In a television commercial last week, the opposition Likud party pointed out Olmert's son deserted Israeli army service and his children, including a declared pacifist, live abroad. Some ads attacked Olmert's wife, who has been active in organizations that promote the division of Jerusalem for a Palestinian state. Olmert, running as head of the newly formed Kadima party,...
  • Director Tamahori Agrees to Plea Deal(moonlights as transvestite prostitute)

    02/24/2006 11:50:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 561+ views ^ | 2 24 06 | SOLVEJ SCHOU
    LOS ANGELES - Film director Lee Tamahori pleaded no contest to criminal trespass in return for two prostitution charges against him being dropped, authorities said Thursday. The plea deal stemmed from Tamahori's Jan. 8 arrest for allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer in Hollywood and offering to perform a sex act for money. The two dropped charges, said city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan, were misdemeanor counts of solicitation and loitering with the intent to commit prostitution. Tamahori, who was not present at the hearing in Superior Court, was placed on three years probation, ordered to attend an AIDS education course...
  • Hard as nails, Fighting Griffin competes for meritorious staff sergeant

    01/19/2006 10:10:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 283+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Jan. 19, 2006) -- Since December 1997, he has flown off the coast of Macedonia and over the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq, during four deployments. He has progressed from a lance corporal to a sergeant who holds all the flight qualifications and designations of the CH-46 Sea Knight. He is trusted as the most dependable crew chief instructor by his squadron’s commanding officer. Sergeant Daniel Wilson, a quality assurance representative with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266, is currently serving in a staff noncommissioned officer billet and represents the Fighting Griffins for combat meritorious staff sergeant at...
  • Lexington, N.C., native serves as protector

    01/10/2006 4:21:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 10, 2005 | Sgt. Jerad W. Alexander
    CAMP AL QA’IM, Iraq (Jan. 10, 2006) -- The commander of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Lt. Col. Julian D. Alford, has his hands full as the senior commander in the Al Qa’im region. Almost daily, Alford moves from battle position to battle position, meeting to meeting … managing and controlling his forces and the reconstruction efforts in his area of western Al Anbar province. Keeping him safe is his personnel security detachment or Praetorian as they’re called. Lexington, N.C., native, Sgt. Phillip J. Michael, is a member of Praetorian. “We’re tasked to escort (Alford) and provide security for him...
  • Teens see military as highest calling

    01/05/2006 4:07:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 674+ views
    THE NEWS-TIMES ^ | Susan Tuz
    RIDGEFIELD — Gabriel Galanski is disheartened that more students from Ridgefield High School aren't considering a career in the military.
  • Seeing Constitution As Enduring, Not Living

    12/02/2005 2:08:34 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 22 replies · 669+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | Thursday, May. 11, 2000 | J.R. Labbe
    It's fashionable these days for folks to describe the U.S. Constitution as a "living document." Yup -- "living," as in something that breathes. Being written more than 200 years ago by a bunch of men who could never have imagined the incredible social and technological changes in America today, it's reasonable to postulate that the Constitution would have to change in order to stay viable and applicable in a modern world. Right? Wrong, says Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The "living document" concept drives him up the proverbial marble wall. And although he concedes that it would be hard to...
  • Information Important as Bullets Against Terror, Chairman Says

    10/25/2005 4:28:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 237+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2005 – Information is as important in the global war on terrorism as bullets and bombs, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Oct. 24. In addition to killing or capturing terrorists, the United States is aiming to stop people from wanting to join extremist groups, Marine Gen. Peter Pace said. "What we're trying to do is influence others to understand that these thugs, these terrorists, are not out for anyone's good interest," he said to interviewer Jed Babbin on the Hugh Hewitt radio show. Pace said people must understand that these terror groups do...
  • A's Rehire Macha

    10/15/2005 1:59:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 104+ views
    NBC11 ^ | October 14, 2005
    The Oakland Athletics rehired Ken Macha as manager Friday, just more than a week after they failed to reach terms to renew his contract after three years. The A's announced that the club reached a three-year agreement that will keep Macha under contract through the 2008 season. Macha led the A's to the AL West title in his first year as manager in 2003, the club's fourth straight playoff berth. But Oakland failed to reach the postseason the past two years despite a 91-win season in 2004 and 88 victories this year. Macha, 55, called it one of several "massive...
  • Sailors Serve as Dignitaries at San Francisco City Hall During Fleet Week

    10/12/2005 7:14:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 382+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 12, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SW) Jason McKnight
    SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- The Friends of the Fleet Foundation of San Francisco welcomed Sailors for Fleet Week at the San Francisco City Hall Oct. 9 with a special "Most Valuable Player Luncheon." Guest speakers Tom Brady Sr. (father of New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady Jr.) and Rick Ambrose (from event sponsor Lockheed Martin) mingled with the specially-invited Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, and Ambrose related stories of valor from all the nation's sea services. "Our goal is to salute our Sailors and just say 'thank you,'" said Steve Ware, one of the event organizers. "Anything we can do to...
  • Is Allah God?

    06/28/2005 12:47:49 PM PDT · by forty_years · 145 replies · 4,022+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | June 28, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Asked if Muslims worship the same Almighty as Jews and Christians, President Bush replied some months ago, "I believe we worship the same God." The Islamic deity, known as Allah, in other words, is the same Supreme Being to whom Jews and Christians pray.The president's statement provoked widespread dismay among Evangelicals; one poll found 79% of their leadership disagreeing with this view. Pat Robertson pungently explained why, observing "the entire world is being convulsed by a religious struggle. … whether Hubal, the Moon God of Mecca, known as Allah, is supreme, or whether the Judeo-Christian Jehovah, God of the Bible,...
  • 76ers Fire O'Brien, Hire Cheeks as New Head Coach

    05/23/2005 11:06:04 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 394+ views
    aolnews ^ | May 23 2005 | DAN GELSTON
    PHILADELPHIA (May 23) - Maurice Cheeks is running the show again for the Philadelphia 76ers. In a surprising move nearly three weeks following the end of their season, the Sixers fired Jim O'Brien on Monday after one season as coach and replaced him with Cheeks, one of the most popular players in franchise history. "Mo is family. Mo bleeds 76ers. He bleeds Philadelphia," team president Billy King said. Cheeks will be introduced as Philadelphia's 21st head coach at a Tuesday news conference. Philadelphia is certainly banking on the former point guard to have a happier homecoming than O'Brien, a Philadelphia...

    05/11/2005 5:51:32 PM PDT · by An American Patriot · 27 replies · 1,892+ views
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2005 | Loud Dobbs
    A Video of Lou Dobbs interviewing, Peter Gadiel (PRESIDENT, 9/11 FAMILIES FOR A SECURE AMERICA) DOBBS: "We talked, of course, as we have a number of times, with the consulate of Mexico. They said that the card you have they simply wanted to let you know that it was invalid and they have a far more secure one now. GADIEL: "Right. Well, I took care of that problem. Hal Netkin (ph), a friend of mine out in California, got me -- got me a new one. And while I was in the process, he also got you one." DOBBS: "Oh,...
  • Taser aims at home market as safety concerns mount

    02/13/2005 9:17:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 611+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 13, 2005 | Michael Martinez
    LAS VEGAS -- The maker of Tasers is launching a major high-stakes campaign to market its new model to consumers despite scores of fatalities and injuries linked to the police Taser, including the death of a man in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood last week. Taser International, which has made its name in law enforcement and the military, envisions a future in which millions of average citizens protect their homes and communities with the stun guns instead of firearms. Tasers fire two wires tipped with electric barbs, delivering a shock that painfully and briefly paralyzes a person. The new consumer model has...
  • Homeland Security Chief nominee has ties to terrorists as defense lawyer; may have enabled attacks

    01/23/2005 10:26:09 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 1,505+ views
    libertarian oday ^ | 1 22 05 | Melissa Johnson and Sander Hicks
    Federal Appeals Court Judge Michael Chertoff’s ties to the financiers of the Sept. 11 attacks may prevent his confirmation as Homeland Security Chief. According to a June 20, 2000 article in the The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey, Chertoff defended accused terrorist financier Dr. Magdy Elamir. Elamir’s HMO was sued by the State of New Jersey to recoup $16.7 million in losses. At least $5.7 million went “to unknown parties... by means of wire transfers to bank accounts where the beneficial owner of the account is unknown,” according to the article. Foreign intelligence reports given to then chairman of...
  • Council moves toward stadium (LAND SWAP KEY TO S.J. BALLPARK)

    12/10/2004 2:59:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 365+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Fri, Dec. 10, 2004 | Barry Witt
    Although the A's say they're pursuing a new home in Oakland, San Jose's city council this week took the first steps toward acquiring property that could be used for a baseball stadium. Meeting behind closed doors, the city council agreed to attempt to buy the former Del Monte cannery on Auzerais Avenue west of downtown as part of a land deal that would also involve selling an alternative property downtown to the home builder that controls the cannery site.

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of'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!
  • 'Sorry' Seen As Magic Word to Avoid Suits

    11/11/2004 3:33:54 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 950+ views
    aolnews ^ | 11 10 04 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO (Nov. 11) - It's a lesson children learn even before their ABCs - say you're sorry when you hurt someone. But it's now being taught in the grown-up world of medicine as a surprisingly powerful way to soothe patients and head off malpractice lawsuits. Some malpractice-reform advocates say an apology can help doctors avoid getting sued, especially when combined with an upfront settlement offer. The idea defies a long tradition in which doctors cultivated a Godlike image of infallibility and rarely owned up to their mistakes. The softer approach, now appearing in some medical school courses and hospital policies,...
  • Bond revoked for former Elkhart official(drug cop moonlights as drug dealer)

    09/20/2004 2:24:07 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 1 replies · 317+ views
    A judge has revoked the bond of Larry Towns, the former head of the Elkhart County Drug Task Force, because he failed to show up for a hearing. Towns was indicted in May on 13 counts, including felony theft and misdemeanor charges of official misconduct and criminal conversion. He was to have appeared at a hearing on Friday. Towns is accused of stealing a gun, drugs and $9,000 while he was head of the task force. He is also accused of failing to turn over records to his successor in a timely manner. Towns took the job in 1999, when...
  • Bush Keeps Saddam's Pistol as Souvenir

    05/30/2004 9:16:04 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 87 replies · 361+ views ^ | 5 29 04 | MATTHEW COOPER
    May 30) -- When Saddam Hussein was rousted from his spider hole in Dawr, a town near Tikrit, by U.S. soldiers last December, Iraq's fallen dictator was clutching a pistol. He is now in detention at an undisclosed location, being questioned by American authorities and awaiting charges for war atrocities and crimes against humanity. But what ever happened to the pistol? The sidearm has made its way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Sources say that the military had the pistol mounted after the soldiers seized it from Saddam and that it was then presented to the president privately by some of...
  • Less Is More (California's Reformator Wants Citizen State Legislature)

    04/18/2004 9:11:26 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 33 replies · 186+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 04/18/04 | John Fund
    <p>Less Is More Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks making laws should be a part-time job. He's right.</p> <p>Arnold Schwarzenegger ended his campaign for governor last year with an exuberant rally on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento in which he raised a broom over his head to symbolize his pledge to clean up the state's problems and then told the crowd of 10,000 that "we're going to kick some serious butt."</p>