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  • The Top Ten 300 Horsepower Cars for Under $10,000 (w/slideshow)

    12/03/2008 12:52:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies · 5,564+ views
    Next Autos ^ | November 16, 2008 | Seyth Miersma
    Not so many years ago, cars that produced 300 horsepower or more were considered rather rare and desirable things. Generally only the top tier of sports car or the very most posh boulevardiers had engines that could muster such prodigious output, and the price tags of the vehicles reflected it. These days though, thanks to depreciation, a decade-long power race, and newly changing customer tastes, 300 horsepower cars can be had for much more reasonable rates—often less than $10,000. Those power and dollar figures are exciting starting places for those second-hand shoppers who may be looking for a deal on...
  • Oakland’s first-ever gun buyback fizzles(CA)

    06/03/2012 6:02:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    sfbay.ca ^ | 3 June, 2012 | Megan Taros
    Oakland is often criticized for its gun violence, then not recognized when it tries to do something about it. On Saturday, the Oakland Police Department set up the city’s first ever gun buyback in a Caltrans lot in Fruitvale. The net recovery? 12 guns. OPD Lt. Blair Alexander, in charge of the buyback operation, told the Trib he was disappointed in the lack of support it received: “The more people who come out, the more they send a message of a united front against violence.” Community leaders including 100 Mothers, which focuses on gun violence, had organized the effort. Oakland...
  • Laser frequency combs aid the search for exoplanets

    06/03/2012 1:42:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Laser Focus World ^ | Saturday, June 2, 2012 | John Wallace
    A team of scientists headed by Theodor Hänsch from the Laser Spectroscopy Division at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics has collaborated with researchers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, and Menlo Systems GmbH (Martinsried) in modifying the optical frequency-comb technique in a way that it can be applied for the calibration of astronomical spectrographs. Hänsch is one of the inventors of the optical frequency comb. The new instrument has been tested successfully with the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), a spectrograph at the 3.6 m telescope at the La Silla...
  • Oakland Police Offer $100 Gift Cards For Guns(CA)

    06/03/2012 5:35:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | 2 June, 2012 | CBS/AP
    OAKLAND ( CBS / AP) — Oakland officials were trying to reduce the number of guns in the city by offering a gift card to any Oakland resident who turns in a gun. As part of a gun buyback program, the city was handing out $100 gift cards to residents who handed over a working gun at the Oakland Police Department Saturday.
  • Pics: Here's a Real Shark with a Real Laser Attached to Its Fin

    05/02/2012 7:24:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    DVICE ^ | May 2, 2012 | Raymond Wong
    Pics: Here's a real shark with a real laser attached to its fin Through the collective power of Facebook "Liking," Wicked Lasers promised a shark with a laser attached to it. Internet, here's your shark with a laser mounted on its fin. The laser isn't on the shark's head, but this will do (for now). Did you really think that Wicked Lasers would arm a shark with a powerful weapon that would give it the ability to sear other marine life? Get real. True, Wicked Lasers and marine biologist Luke Tipple did mount an S3 Krypton laser to a lemon...
  • 'Austin Powers' actor suspected in prison death

    10/12/2011 6:46:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    google.com ^ | 10/12/2011 | DON THOMPSON
    A bit actor who appeared in the first "Austin Powers" movie is suspected in the death of his cellmate at the California prison where he is serving a life sentence, corrections officials said Tuesday. Joseph Son , 40, wore a bowler hat and played one of Dr. Evil's henchmen, named Random Task, in 1997's "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." He also was a mixed martial arts fighter who appeared in several other movies or videos in the 1990s, according to his Hollywood biography. He arrived at Wasco State Prison in the state's Central Valley on Sept. 16 after he...
  • 'Austin Powers' actor allegedly kills sex offender in prison

    10/11/2011 3:31:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 11, 2011 | Sam Quinones
    An "Austin Powers" actor convicted of torturing a woman in Orange County is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central Valley prison, authorities said Tuesday. Joseph Hyungmin Son, 40, allegedly killed his 50-year-old cellmate, who was found dead Monday afternoon at Wasco State Prison Reception Center in Kern County.
  • Saudi beheading of eight Bangladesh workers condemned

    10/08/2011 1:47:58 PM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | October 8, 2011 | Anbarasan Ethirajan
    The public execution of eight Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia has been condemned by a leading human rights group in Bangladesh, Ain O Salish Kendra. The workers were beheaded in public in Riyadh on Friday after they were found guilty of killing an Egyptian in 2007. Three other Bangladeshis were sentenced to prison terms and flogging in the same case. More than two million Bangladeshis work in Saudi Arabia. The human rights group says the execution of Bangladeshi workers should be condemned by anyone who cares for humanity. It says that although the executions were carried out in accordance...
  • Former Austin Powers actor Joseph Son convicted of raping and torturing 20-year-old woman

    08/28/2011 11:49:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 28, 2011 | Paul Thompson
    An actor who appeared in the first Austin Powers film is facing a life sentence after being convicted of taking part in a brutal rape. Joseph Son, 40, was found guilty of raping and torturing a 20-year-old woman after she was abducted near her home in Huntington Beach, California. Son, a mixed martial arts fighter, played the role of Dr Evil's handyman 'Random Task' in the 1997 film 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.'
  • I just love cats! Tearful online 'dating' video that's burning up the internet

    06/11/2011 6:34:41 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/12/2011 | Mike O'brien
    It's already brought joy to three million Youtube viewers and it's sure to tickle many many more. Posted on June 3 and titled eHarmony Video Bio, it stars a woman calling herself Debbie, who seems shy and a bit ditzy but nevertheless is looking for a soulmate. She says it's her first attempt at an online dating video and that she's nervous and excited at the same time. After announcing she's an MBA graduate from Villanova university, she says she love cats...
  • Internet Calls for Marie Claire Boycott After Writer Slams 'Fatties'

    10/27/2010 12:27:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 27, 2010 | SHEILA MARIKAR
    Writer Chastised for Criticizing 'Mike & Molly,' Overweight PeopleYou can say a lot of things on the Internet. But as one journalist just learned, unless you want to be slammed as an idiot and prompt a boycott against the magazine for which you're writing, you probably shouldn't tell the world that you find fat people disgusting. In a piece posted on Marie Claire's website Monday, Maura Kelly took the new CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" to task for "implicitly promoting obesity." The show focuses on a couple who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous group. "Yes, I think I'd be grossed...
  • Public Radio Publicist Apologizes For Controversial Remarks About Limbaugh

    07/21/2010 12:30:13 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 105 replies
    NPR Blog ^ | July 21, 2010 | David Gura
    This morning, The Daily Caller posted a story about an email message radio publicist Sarah Spitz reportedly sent to Journolist, a now-defunct listserv. "If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond?" The Daily Caller article began. "As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would." --snip-- I made poorly considered remarks about Rush Limbaugh to what I believed was a private email discussion group from my personal email account. As a publicist, I realize more...
  • Dentists and the NHS Toothache

    06/28/2009 7:43:55 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 1 replies · 473+ views
    The Economist ^ | 6-25-2009 | The Economist
    A DODGY accent and startling false teeth were all that was needed to turn Canadian actor Mike Myers into the British super-spy Austin Powers. In “The Simpsons”, a television show, Ralph Wiggum’s dentist scares him into brushing with the decaying snaggle-teeth of the (fictional) “Big Book of British Smiles”. And there is some truth behind the awful stereotype: the factory workers of Britain’s Industrial Revolution were fed on sugar from the colonies, and led the known world in dental caries. Early in the 20th century Americans were brushing and flossing while some British dentists still believed that chomping on hard...
  • Turkey crash survivor begs for help

    03/26/2009 5:41:31 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 583+ views
    Google.com ^ | 26 March 2009 | Christopher Torchia
    ISTANBUL (AP) — Moaning in pain, a Turkish journalist wedged in the wreckage of a crashed helicopter on a snow-covered mountain called an emergency hot line and begged for rescue as the battery in his mobile telephone drained. "My foot is badly broken. I think there are some dead," Ismail Gunes, a cameraman for Turkish news agency IHA, told the operator in a recorded conversation that was broadcast on television stations Thursday, transfixing the country. At least 2,000 soldiers, villagers and other rescue workers searched Thursday for the wreckage of the helicopter, which was carrying Gunes and five other people...
  • Penis theft panic hits city...

    04/24/2008 10:56:48 PM PDT · by Menelaus · 37 replies · 139+ views
    Reuters ^ | Joe Bavier
    KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft. Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur. Rumors of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling capital of some 8 million inhabitants. They quickly dominated radio call-in shows, with listeners advised to beware of...
  • Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital

    04/22/2008 8:23:11 PM PDT · by LonghornFreeper · 104 replies · 240+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 22, 2008 | Joe Bavier
    KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft. Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur. Rumours of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling capital of some 8 million inhabitants. They quickly dominated radio call-in shows, with listeners advised to beware of...
  • Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital

    04/23/2008 5:09:35 AM PDT · by Leisler · 87 replies · 131+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 23, 2008 | Joe Bavier
    KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft. Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur. Rumours of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling capital of some 8 million inhabitants. They quickly dominated radio call-in shows, with listeners advised to beware of...
  • Lynchings in Congo as Penis Theft Panic Hits Capital

    04/23/2008 9:41:14 AM PDT · by skyman · 10 replies · 169+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 22, 2008 | Joe Bavier
    KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft. Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur. Rumors of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling capital of some 8 million inhabitants. They quickly dominated radio call-in shows, with listeners advised to beware of...
  • Penis theft panic hits city.. (Kinshasa, Republic of Congo)

    04/23/2008 4:36:27 PM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies · 139+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 23, 2008 | Joe Bavier
    Penis theft panic hits city.. Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:06pm EDT   5:13am EST   By Joe BavierKINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur.Rumors of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling capital of...
  • Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital

    04/23/2008 5:38:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 199+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 22, 2008 | Joe Bavier
    Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft. ADVERTISEMENT Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur. Rumours of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling capital of some 8 million inhabitants. They quickly dominated radio call-in shows, with listeners advised to beware of fellow passengers...
  • Penis theft panic hits city (Real Title)

    04/24/2008 9:55:45 PM PDT · by Magnum44 · 6 replies · 72+ views
    RUETERS ^ | Thu Apr 24, 9:48 AM ET | Joe Bavier
    KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft. Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur. Rumors of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling capital of some 8 million inhabitants. They quickly dominated radio call-in shows, with listeners advised to beware of...
  • Outed CIA Operative, Husband Heading West

    12/13/2006 6:59:51 PM PST · by STARWISE · 86 replies · 1,489+ views
    CBS News ^ | 12-13-06
    Outed CIA operative Valerie Plame, who is at the center of a criminal case involving the former chief of staff for Vice President Cheney, is moving to Santa Fe, N.M., with her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson. Wilson confirmed the move from Washington in an e-mail to The New Mexican newspaper in Santa Fe. Wilson said the couple, who frequently visit Santa Fe, decided to move because of "the beauty of the state and the hospitality of its citizens." He did not say when the move would take place. Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby faces charges of...
  • Airport embarrassment could lead to jail(penis pump and a muslim wannabe terrorist)

    08/23/2006 12:01:23 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 76 replies · 3,414+ views
    UPI ^ | 08/23/2006 | UPI staff
    Airport embarrassment could lead to jail CHICAGO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A man who panicked out of embarrassment when asked about a suspicious object in his luggage at Chicago's O'Hare airport and said "bomb" could go to jail. Mardin Azad Amin made a preliminary appearance in court Wednesday, charged with felony disorderly conduct as a result of the Aug. 16 incident in which he was too embarrassed to tell airport screeners the suspicious object was part of a penis pump. Twice when asked to identify the grenade-shaped device on the X-ray screen, Amin replied "a bomb," the Chicago Sun-Times reported...
  • Hugo Chavez's Magical Misery Tour

    08/01/2006 5:30:47 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 22 replies · 891+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 31 July 2006 | Editorial
    Globalization: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is having a grand time cavorting around the world on his Axis Of Evil tour. But we notice he's disgusting as many countries as he's wooing. Vietnam is the most interesting. Chavez blew into Hanoi on Monday and right away began praising Vietnam's government in exactly the way it didn't want: by hailing communism. "Vietnam, with its valor, defeated imperialism not only on the battlefield, but also has maintained socialism in the ideological arena," the South American dictator intoned. Uh-huh. To Vietnam's officials, who've been trying diligently to integrate their nation into the world economy, that's...
  • Wilson: Val and I Threatened, And Not Just by Rush and Sean Fans!

    07/17/2006 7:38:31 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 87 replies · 3,075+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein July 17, 2006 - 21:58 Will the left wing please make up its mind as to the danger posed by conservative talk-show fans? As documented by MRC, in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, liberals like Bryant Gumbel pointed the finger at conservative talk radio: "Right-wing talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh . . . and others take to the air every day with basically the same format: detail a problem, blame the government or a group, and invite invective from like-minded people. Never do most of the radio hosts encourage outright violence, but the extent...
  • Carlos The Jackal is upset

    06/27/2006 11:30:32 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 21 replies · 1,991+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 27 June 2006 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Given the kinds of cases they’re getting these days, French courts are starting to resemble clown circuses. Last week a French court had to listen to “Goldfinger” George Soros’ whine about his human rights being violated for an inside trading conviction. This week, a French court gets to listen to Venezuelan “International Man of Mystery” Carlos The Jackal carp about not getting enough terrorist-issue Froot Loops inside his French jail cell. Apparently, pate and champagne aren’t happening for him these days in Paris. And for the Shagadelic Jackal, that’s no fair. The Austin-Powers-era Marxist terrorist is actually suing in a...
  • Mike Myers Files for Divorce

    12/23/2005 6:28:50 PM PST · by SECRET ASIAN MAN · 5 replies · 748+ views
    ETONline ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2005
    Actor-comedian MIKE MYERS and wife of 12 years, ROBIN RUZAN, have filed for divorce. A spokesperson for the pair say they will remain "committed and caring friends." The couple were married back in 1993 and have no children together. The Canadian-born star's work includes the voice of 'Shrek,' 'The Cat in the Hat,' 'Wayne's' World' and multiple characters, including Dr. Evil and Goldmember, in the 'Austin Powers' film series.
  • The silly spy whose mojo overpowered James Bond

    01/24/2005 12:47:20 PM PST · by r5boston · 28 replies · 714+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 01/25/2005 | Tanya Gold
    Moviegoers can thank Austin Powers for killing off the martini-quaffing sexoholic, writes Tanya Gold. Last week James Bond was fired. His nuclear pencil gathers dust beneath Whitehall. There is no news of 007 number six and the production of Bond film 21, due this November, has stalled. There is trouble at MI6, minister: the martini-quaffing sexoholic is suffering an existential crisis and it can't be cured by an intelligent Rolex or a gondola that can drive on land. Eon, which produces Bond, and MGM, which finances his capers, are bickering. It is rumoured MGM wants an action-movie franchise - Spiderman...
  • Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 -- “Something Stupid This Way Comes”

    07/03/2004 1:24:59 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 34 replies · 2,714+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 3 July, 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The lies from Michael Moore’s latest schlock-umentary begin before you enter the theater. On the posters out front, the movie is identified as “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Half the title and most of the concept were stolen without so much as a by-your-leave from the classic novel Fahrenheit 451, by the great Ray Bradbury. A few million Americans of a certain age (and I am one) got their introductions to excellence in science fiction, and also excellence in writing English regardless of subject, from Ray Bradbury. A dark vision of the future, in which the government suppresses and destroys knowledge, appears in...
  • MINI-ME BAGS A BEAUTY

    07/19/2003 12:19:55 PM PDT · by Recourse · 41 replies · 551+ views
    Sky News ^ | July 19, 2003 | Sky News
    MINI-ME BAGS A BEAUTY The actor made famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers film series has announced he is to wed his girlfriend - who is six-foot, two-inches tall. Verne Troyer, standing two-foot, eight-inches in his socks, said he felt like a giant when 29-year-old yoga instructor Genevieve Gallen agreed to tie the knot. The ceremony is expected to take place in November. It has not always been plain sailing for the couple, however. Gallen dumped Troyer for a six-foot male stripper earlier this year, prompting the love-sick midget, who has admitted to a drinking problem,...
  • Dr. Evil's shagadelic kitsch: What Saddam can really teach us about sin

    04/17/2003 1:48:27 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies · 296+ views
    Razormouth.com ^ | 4/17/03 | George Grant
    Forces scouring Baghdad's upscale neighborhoods have made a startling discovery: Saddam Hussein’s '60s-themed "love shack." Replete with shag carpets, bean bag chairs, mirrored bedrooms, sunken conversation pits, and airbrushed murals that would even make Vargas blush, the "romantic" hideaway is nastier than any set Mike Meyers could have dreamed up. Yeah, baaabeee! Saddam was one wild and craaazy guy! Already the personal palace gomi of the Iraqi elite has revealed astonishing similarities between the real world of Saddam and the fictional world of Austin Powers. Watch the evening news and you will invariably catch a glimpse of super-villain flash that...
  • Saddam's "Love Shack" Found

    04/12/2003 3:27:31 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 37 replies · 474+ views
    Sky News (UK) ^ | April 12, 2003 | Sky News
    SADDAM'S 'LOVE SHACK' US troops have discovered what they described as Saddam Hussein's "love shack" in Baghdad. Reports said the secret hideaway resembled "a playboy's fantasy straight from the 1960s". Troops said it reminded them of the Austin Powers spy spoofs. They yelled Powers' catchphrases "yeah, baaabeee" and "shagadelic" as they went from room to room. Associated Press reporters with US forces said the split-level, one bedroom house in central Baghdad had a mirrored bedroom and lamps shaped like women. On the walls were air-brushed paintings of a topless blonde woman and another of a moustached hero battling a crocodile....