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  • Rosie: Donald Trump ‘Will Never Be President’ and ‘His Mouth Looks Like an Anus’

    05/10/2016 1:26:31 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 115 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Rosie O’Donnell fanned the flames of her longstanding public feud with Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that American voters’ “innate humanity” will ultimately ensure that Trump is never elected President of the United States. “I believe in the innate humanity and sensible nature of Americans,” O’Donnell told Variety on Tuesday. “Do not give up, he will never be president.” O’Donnell participated in a SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations panel on Monday, where she discussed her role as a lesbian character on the CBS comedy Mom. During the question and answer portion of the panel, O’Donnell hurled a few personal insults at the...
  • Climate Change May Spell More Traffic Fatalities

    01/22/2016 1:01:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 22, 2016 | by Emily DeMarco
    Economists find bikers, motorcyclists and pedestrians are most at risk. (Inside Science) -- When gasoline prices fall or the economy grows, people may have more money to spend, but there can be an unexpected downside. Traffic fatalities often increase because additional drivers take to the roads. Now, economists have established that another seemingly auspicious occurrence has a dark side: nice weather. That's the surprising finding from a pair of economists, who investigated how climate change may affect traffic accident rates in the United States over the next century. In their analysis, the researchers predict that as the planet warms, there...
  • Death of British spy found in locked gym bag ruled 'accident'

    11/13/2013 5:10:15 PM PST · by Bratch · 41 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 13, 2013 | Carol J. Williams
    Scotland Yard on Wednesday reversed a coroner's finding of foul play in the 2010 death of British spy Gareth Williams, concluding that an accident was likely responsible for the death of the code-breaker whose naked, decomposing body was found stuffed inside a zipped and padlocked gym bag. London Metropolitan Police investigators had undertaken a review of evidence in the case 16 months ago, after initial restrictions on homicide detectives' access to details of Williams' intelligence work were lifted by the British secret service, MI6. Deputy Asst. Commissioner Martin Hewitt told journalists in London that investigators only had access to Williams'...
  • UK Police Ask For Help In Case of Slain Intelligence Agent ( identify Mediterranean couple)

    09/06/2010 10:08:28 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 34 replies
    CNN Justice ^ | September 6, 2010 12:20 p.m. EDT | the CNN Wire Staff
    <p>London, England (CNN) -- Metropolitan police in London, England, appealed Monday for further information about last month's death of a man who worked for a British intelligence agency and whose naked body was found in a padlocked duffel bag in his bathroom.</p>
  • Dallas' Plastic Bag Fee Repealed

    06/03/2015 7:26:53 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 43 replies
    NBC5DFW ^ | Jun 3, 2015 | Holley Ford
    Plastic bags will soon be free again in Dallas. In a vote of 10 to 4, Dallas City Council members voted to repeal the bag fee passed in 2014. Grocery Bag Makers File Lawsuit Over Dallas Fee Last year's resolution added a $.05 fee for each single-use plastic bag used by shoppers to encourage people to use reusable bags and to reduce litter. The ban went into effect Jan. 1. "We're gonna take this nick on the chin," said Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway, who originally pushed for the ban, after Wednesday's vote. "Y'all celebrate. Just celebrate. But when it's...
  • California’s Plastic-Bag Ban Suspended By Ballot Referendum

    02/24/2015 12:55:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 02/24/2015
    <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) — A trade group has turned in enough signatures to qualify a referendum on California’s plastic bag ban law, suspending implementation of the nation’s first statewide ban until voters weigh in on the November 2016 ballot, state elections officials said Tuesday.</p>
  • The Company You Keep - Documentary

    08/10/2014 9:10:43 PM PDT · by Vendome · 14 replies
    Vanity - sort of | 08/10/2014 | Vendome
    So, I recorded this program "The Company You Keep" A former Weather Underground craptivist goes on the run after a journalist uncovers his real identity. So! My question: I have the option of watching: 40 something (I think it's hilarious, no matter I've seen it 10+ times) Jubal - A western, 1956, starring Glenn Ford. The Big Red One - Awesome WWII film with Lee Marvin. Luv this one too. Or, bonus movie.... Get Carter w/ Stallone and finally atman Begins w/ Christian Bale. So, which should I watch? I recorded the Undergroung thingy a month ago and keep finding...
  • Carrying a Tablet (Kindle, Ipad, Nexus,etc) While Male.

    02/05/2014 12:10:08 PM PST · by madison10 · 121 replies
    Maddie10 | 2/5/2014 | Maddie10
    Okay, I need to know this BEFORE I give my husband his tablet for...all the gifts for the next year. Purchased a tablet for him because he will be spending time with his dad who is in a care center/home bound about an hour from our house. Only internet access for him will be at the care center and husband needs something to bide his time. How does a guy transport a tablet from place to place? I have a purse, obviously transport is NOT an issue. What sort of bag, luggage, case, does a guy use and not look...
  • Sequester Jester: Big Sis orders bagpipes for 'Homeland Security' (Bagpipe and Drum Supplies)

    04/10/2013 11:33:33 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 32 replies via ^ | April 11, 2013 | Drudge
    77--Bagpipe and Drum Supplies Solicitation Number: PR20074261 Agency: Department of Homeland Security Office: Customs and Border Protection Location: Procurement Directorate - DC This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is PR20074261 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-66. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 339992 with a small...
  • Texas Lawmaker Wants To Stop Plastic Grocery Bag Bans

    03/20/2013 9:21:36 PM PDT · by mom of young patriots · 51 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | March 15, 2013 | Anna M. Tinsley
    Texas State Rep. Drew Springer embraces freedom. Even for plastic bags. The Republican from Muenster recently filed "The Shopping Bag Freedom Act," a bill intended to block plastic-bag bans in Austin and other Texas cities. Such bans are designed to push customers into buying reusable bags at the checkout stand or bringing some to the store. Supporters praise the bans as a boost for the environment. Critics deride them as unwarranted government intrusion that could increase costs for consumers. "At a time of economic recession and with food prices at an all-time high, this hidden social tax on the poor...
  • Store owners say plastic bag ban causes more shoplifting

    02/28/2013 1:50:46 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 51 replies ^ | Thursday, February 28, 2013 | Casey McNerthney
    When the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a ban on plastic bags and required businesses to charge a nickel for paper bags, city leaders believed it would be better all around. "I think we've gotten to a place where it's really going to work for the environment, businesses and the community in general," Councilman Mike O'Brien said at the time. But the bag ban is contributing to thousands of dollars in losses for at least one Seattle grocery store, and questions have been raised about the risk of food-borne illness from reusable bags that shoppers don't often wash.
  • Grocery Bag Bans and Foodborne Illness [ER admissions and deaths up by 25% since plastic bag ban]

    01/24/2013 6:31:52 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies ^ | November 2, 2012 | Jonathan Klick and Joshua D. Wright
    Abstract: Recently, many jurisdictions have implemented bans or imposed taxes upon plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. San Francisco County was the first major US jurisdiction to enact such a regulation, implementing a ban in 2007. There is evidence, however, that reusable grocery bags, a common substitute for plastic bags, contain potentially harmful bacteria. We examine emergency room admissions related to these bacteria in the wake of the San Francisco ban. We find that ER visits spiked when the ban went into effect. Relative to other counties, ER admissions increase by at least one fourth, and deaths exhibit a similar...
  • Assembly Democrat wants grocery store ban on plastic bags [California]

    01/22/2013 10:27:56 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 48 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Kevin Yamamura
    Assemblyman Marc Levine announced today he will revive a proposal banning all single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores. Under the proposal, most grocery retailers could no longer provide thin plastic bags for customers starting in 2015. For 18 months, retailers could offer paper bags made of recycled materials or reusable plastic bags for customers to bag their milk, eggs and other groceries. Starting in July 2016, grocery retailers could only provide reusable plastic bags, which many stores already offer at a fee. The new proposal, Assembly Bill 158, also leaves room for stores to provide recycled paper bags at...
  • Benghazi Bag Man, Denis McDonough, to be named Obama's Next Chief of Staff

    01/16/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/16/13 | Pamela Geller
    Hagel, Brennan, Kerry ... and now Denis McDonough. President Barack Obama plans to name Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, a Democratic source briefed on the plans tells POLITICO. McDonough would replace Jack Lew, the communist Obama nominated to be his new Treasury secretary. Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor and a former senior fellow at the uber far left Center for American Progress, is the man most responsible for orchestrating the Benghazi jihad cover-up. McDonough rewrote the CIA talking points on Benghazi, misrepresenting the video, when the true motive behind the terrorist attack...
  • Peninsula cities queue up to vote on plastic bag bans [San Mateo County, Calif.]

    11/28/2012 7:51:06 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/28/2012 | Bonnie Eslinger
    [snip] Under the ordinance, stores will be prohibited from offering customers plastic bags for carrying out purchases and will be required to charge a dime per paper bag. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, the price of paper bags will go up to 25 cent each. [snip] "Most of the comments I've gotten to date are not only supportive, but they are really enthused about it," said Moura, adding that the only complaint he's heard involves the paper bag charge. County officials are hoping as many of the bans will go into effect as possible by April 22, which is Earth...
  • KY Store Sells Obama Punching Bag

    09/10/2012 8:11:59 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 15 replies
    KPlR ^ | 11:28 am, September 7, 2012 | Becky Solakian
    St. Louis, MO (KPLR) A toy at a Kentucky hardware store invites customers to duke it out with president Barack Obama. It’s called the Obama Bop. Some customers are fighting mad because of the bruised face on the toy and taking their business elsewhere. The owners say if they had a Romney version of the toy they would sell that as well. The punching bag costs $20.
  • Oregon norovirus traced to reusable grocery bag

    05/09/2012 4:01:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2012
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon investigators have traced an outbreak of norovirus to a reusable grocery bag that members of a Beaverton girls' soccer team passed around when they shared cookies. The soccer team of 13- and 14-year-olds traveled to Seattle for a weekend tournament in October 2010.
  • A new 5-cent tax on shopping bags (Maryland Liberal insanity)

    We now have to pay a 5-cent tax for each paper or plastic shopping bag we get at stores in Montgomery County, Maryland. And I've already gotten suckered into it twice on opening day. (This new tax went into effect Jan. 1 -- kind of like my free Wendy's Frosties, only it doesn't require me to bring my own cups!) I remember when the bag trend hit Washington, D.C., a couple years back, where everyone was charged 5 cents every time they needed a bag for purchases of food and alcohol (including, as luck would have it for me, Subway)....
  • Austin may ban most plastic, paper bags

    12/12/2011 4:32:42 PM PST · by Jonx6 · 59 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 12 Dec 2011 | Sarah Coppola
    The City of Austin might enact one of the broadest bag bans in the nation and prohibit disposable paper and plastic bags at all checkout counters starting in January 2016. In the meantime, starting in 2013, retailers could continue to offer thin, so-called single-use bags, but customers would have to pay 25 cents apiece for them, according to a draft of the ban. That three-year period would give the public and retailers time to prepare for the ban, city officials say. More than two dozen U.S. cities have enacted bag bans since 2007. Most prohibit plastic only, or ban plastic...
  • Part of NY's JFK Airport evacuated after bag found

    07/25/2011 6:54:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/25/11
    Part of NY's JFK Airport evacuated after bag foundAP – 27 mins ago NEW YORK (AP) — Part of New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport has been evacuated due to a suspicious bag. Steve Coleman of the Port Authority, which runs the airport, says the bag was left in the business class lounge at the American Airlines Terminal 8 around 7:40 a.m. Monday. Terminal 8 was shut down as a precaution. The rest of the airport is still open.
  • Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of 1st-Degree Murder, Acquitted of Manslaughter in Daughter's Death

    07/05/2011 7:27:58 AM PDT · by freebird5850 · 2,907 replies · 3+ views
    FOX ^ | July 5, 2011 | Staff
    Morning all, didn't see a thread for today so I created one.
  • Cops: Man who found $17K didn't tell the truth (fined $500)

    06/29/2011 10:19:22 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/29/11 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    An Arlington Heights man was fined $500 after he turned in $17,000 but lied about how and where he actually found the cash, police said today. Robert Adams, 54, was cited today for filing a false report with the Rolling Meadows Police Department. On the evening of June 6, Adams found a Chase Bank bag full of cash totaling about $17,000 near a Walgreens ATM in Midlothian, police said. Instead of turning the cash in at that location, Adams drove to Rolling Meadows and turned in the bag at a Chase Bank. He later told police he found the cash...
  • GOP claims bag of uncounted (photocopied) ballots found in Connecticut

    11/04/2010 6:49:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/04/10 | Susan Haigh
    GOP claims bag of uncounted ballots found in Conn.By Susan Haigh, Associated Press – 2 hrs 39 mins ago HARTFORD, Conn. – The Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut says a bag of uncounted photocopied ballots has been found, further throwing into question the outcome of the race. Tom Foley says the bag was found during the counting of ballots in Bridgeport, where a shortage Tuesday night forced officials to photocopy ballots. Foley says it's unclear where the ballots originated and whether they are valid. He wants them impounded. Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy have claimed victory in Tuesday's election....
  • 150 people fined for throwing plastic bags in drains

    07/01/2010 7:39:44 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 2 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | June 30, 2010
    Cracking the whip on all those throwing plastic bags in drains, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has fined nearly 150 people and collected a fine of Rs 1.32 lakh in a fortnight. After having learnt lessons from July 26 deluge, when plastic bags had blocked drains and led to flooding in the metropolis, the civic body has formed two 'plastic ban' squads consisting of six people. "We have collected a fine of Rs 1.32 lakh from 146 people who were caught throwing plastic in drains in the last 12-13 days. These people are largely hawkers and shopkeepers," Deputy Municipal Commissioner...
  • Calif. moves to ban plastic bags at grocery stores

    06/02/2010 5:38:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies · 1,125+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2010
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- It could soon cost California shoppers at the checkout aisle if they forget to bring their own bags to the grocery store. Legislation passed Wednesday by the California Assembly would prohibit grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and convenience stores from giving out plastic bags.
  • Paper, plastic or bring your own (California Shopping Bag BAN)

    08/26/2008 6:19:16 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 55 replies · 141+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/26/08 | Anon
    California, with its long coastline littered with white bags, needs a better approach, one that encourages people to make informed choices between disposable and reusable bags. Here are the options: • A piecemeal, voluntary approach by stores. • A hard-line approach, such as a ban. • A simple, market-based solution: a consumption tax. Ireland has taken this route. Since 2002, consumers who forget to bring a bag are charged a 15-cent tax at checkout. Before the tax, Ireland's 3.9 million people used 1.2 billion bags per year. Now it's 230 million. About $9.6 million was raised from the tax in...
  • 'Birkin man' made his fortune chasing the elusive Hermès bag

    05/25/2008 7:27:08 PM PDT · by StilettoRaksha · 41 replies · 872+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Apr. 30, 2008 | BY KATHRYN WEXLER
    Michael Tonello didn't grow up wearing Hermès, the venerable French label founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès as a saddlery. He never coveted Hermès ties or scarves, hallmarks of the upper crust. And the American hairstylist certainly never gave a rat's arse about the world-famous Birkin bag, the clunky, rectangular satchel so elusive that billionaires can't always get their hands on them. For the longest time, Tonello didn't even know what a Birkin was. He just wanted enough dough to live in dreamy Barcelona. But after falling into the resale business, he haphazardly discovered the formula for procuring Birkins. And...
  • Sydney Residents 'Must Carry Survival Bags'

    07/17/2007 7:18:00 PM PDT · by blam · 196 replies · 3,783+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-18-2007 | Mark Chipperfield
    Sydney residents 'must carry survival bags' By Mark Chipperfield in Sydney Last Updated: 2:12am BST 18/07/2007 The easy-going residents of Australia's biggest city are being urged to carry personal "survival bags" to help them cope with a future terrorist attack or natural disaster. The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, says citizens should pack a "Go Bag" containing such essentials as toilet paper, running shoes, spare keys, a torch, disposable gloves, adhesive tape, a transistor radio and sun cream before they leave home each day. Miss Moore, who has yet to pack her own Go Bag, says it is her...
  • Tailor's Bag That Put West On The Trail Of Iran's Nuclear Secrets

    03/21/2006 6:27:07 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 435+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-23-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Tailor's bag that put West on the trail of Iran's nuclear secrets By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 22/03/2006) Nuclear inspectors have established a link between Iranian nuclear documents and the blueprint for a warhead bought by Libya on the black market. The discovery increases suspicions that Teheran is trying to build atomic weapons under the cloak of its "civil" nuclear programme. As Iran faces the threat of United Nations sanctions, questions are growing about whether it has made the jump from enriching uranium to designing an actual weapon. The new evidence on "weaponisation" has built up from several...
  • Rifle Range Gets the Boot From Mont. Park

    03/18/2006 11:35:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies · 865+ views
    Herald-Zeitung ^ | Mar 18, 2:31 AM EST | SUSAN GALLAGHER
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Erosion by wind and water is a big part of the story at Makoshika State Park, a place of badlands and dinosaur fossils, bobcats and bluebirds. Now some people who enjoy firing guns at a range there fear erosion of what they have come to view as an entitlement. The state parks agency plans to eliminate a decades-old rifle range at Makoshika, a rolling expanse of peculiar sandstone formations in eastern Montana. The 11,500-acre park gets about 54,000 visits a year, and is especially popular among gun enthusiasts in Glendive, about a quarter-mile from the rifle...
  • NRA replica bullet made in China

    12/12/2005 6:14:28 AM PST · by kerryusama04 · 7 replies · 398+ views
    email | 12/12/2005 | My pal Doug
    I recently renewed my NRA membership. I was sent, as a gift, a replica .458 WinMAg bullet. It is very nice and bears Wayne LaPierre;s signature. What saddened me, though was the sticker on the little pouch it came in. MADE IN CHINA I've already emailed them and told them what I thought. Doug
  • Preserving the Earth, One Joke at a Time ("It's like a big bag of microwave popcorn")

    11/19/2005 7:36:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 666+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/19/05 | MICHAEL JANOFSKY
    Preserving the Earth, One Joke at a Time By MICHAEL JANOFSKY Published: November 19, 2005 Jeffrey Tambor performing at the comedy show "Earth to America." Isaac Brekken for The New York TimesLAS VEGAS, Nov. 18 - Ice caps are melting. Oceans are rising. Villages are disappearing. Wild animals are not quite sure what is going on. Pretty funny stuff, eh? Well, on Thursday night it was, as a parade of comedians and a few serious actors joined forces here at Caesars Palace for two and a half hours of environmental consciousness-raising in a live show called "Earth to America," focused...
  • Wanted: "Machine Gun Sammy" Alito!(24 bag barf alert take pepto bismol before reading)

    11/17/2005 1:49:58 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 676+ views
    email | 11 17 05 | freedom states alliance
    WANTED SAMUEL "MACHINE GUN SAMMY" ALITO is WANTED for: -Voting to strike down the 1986 federal machine gun ban. In the 1996 case U.S. v. Rybar, Judge Alito was the lone dissenter in the decision upholding the conviction of a gun dealer who sold illegal machine guns at a Pennsylvania gun show. Possession of an unusual and extremely restrictive view of Congressional regulatory power. Alito (also called "Scalito" by his associates because of his similarity to conservative Judge Antonin Scalia) is known to possess views that could imperil virtually every federal law that regulates firearms, ammunitions, and explosives. Known consortion...
  • Police: Miss. Man Kills Sister Over Bag Of Ice

    09/01/2005 10:59:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies · 2,330+ views ^ | Sept. 1, 2005 | AP
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Police in Hattiesburg, Miss., said a man fatally shot his sister in the head over a bag of ice.
  • New Yorkers show tolerance on first day of bag searches on subways - ( ACLU struck down again! )

    07/23/2005 5:53:09 PM PDT · by StudentsForBush · 33 replies · 1,899+ views ^ | 7/23/2005 | Max
    New Yorkers show tolerance on first day of bag searches on subways   By Jim FitzgeraldAssociated Press Writer 07/23/2005     NEW YORK (AP) -- It's generally not a good idea to pick a New Yorker at random, go through his things and slow his rush to the subway. Nobody needs another irritation on a hot, crowded, smelly commute. But city straphangers submitted calmly Friday as police inspected their bags and briefcases after the latest attacks on London's Underground. Some were skeptical, some were critical, but most said they were glad for the extra security. "It doesn't bother me,"...
  • Hillary Clinton speaks before Hispanic civil rights conference (standing-O for illegals)

    07/18/2005 2:46:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 100 replies · 1,749+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 7/18/05
    Clinton speaks before Hispanic civil rights conference From The Morning Call -- July 18, 2005 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, gestures while giving an address on the challenges of education for the nation's growing Hispanic community, Monday, July 18, 2005, at the annual meeting of the National Council of La Raza, in Philadelphia. (PA Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek) The Morning Call Speaking to the nations' largest Hispanic civil rights organization, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., received a standing ovation Monday when she vowed her support for legislation that would allow illegal immigrant high school students to attend college. Clinton made her remarks...
  • A Bag Packed With Explosives On His Back, The Bus Bomber Sets Out On His Mission Of Death (London)

    07/14/2005 6:21:54 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 970+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-15-2005 | John Steele
    A bag packed with explosives on his back, the bus bomber sets out on his mission of death By John Steele, Home Affairs Correspondent (Filed: 15/07/2005) The teenage terrorist who blew up a double-deck bus in Tavistock Square, London, killing 13 people including himself, was caught on closed-circuit television two and a half hours earlier. Hasib Hussain: the bus bomber Hasib Hussain, bearded and wearing jeans and a jacket, was pictured at Luton railway station as he and three other bombers headed for the 7.20am train to London last Thursday. In his rucksack was the 10lb bomb that exploded at...
  • Democratic Party goes on offensive (Bring your own barf bag - you've been warned...)

    06/12/2005 9:31:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 777+ views
    Sea Coast Online ^ | 6/12/05 | Phil Dean
    Democratic Party goes on offensive By Phil Dean It seems odd to those of us who remember the Democratic Party in its heyday: It was the party of ideas, the party that set the agenda, the party that created the New Deal and the Great Society. But something happened on the "Bridge to the 21st Century" and the Democratic Party is today struggling for relevancy and appeal in an age of conservative ascendancy. The great European socialist experiments have not succeeded in creating an alternative to free-market capitalism for which the progressive movement had hoped. For the Democratic Party born...
  • Armor-piercing gun targeted (FN Herstal Five-seveN)

    03/05/2005 1:54:27 AM PST · by endthematrix · 23 replies · 2,765+ views ^ | March 4, 2005 | KEN FIREMAN
    WASHINGTON -- In late December, police in South Jersey moved in to arrest a local drug dealer and made an unsettling discovery in his car. Besides more than a kilo of crack cocaine, they found a new type of handgun that was capable of piercing police body armor, according to Camden County Prosecutor Vincent Sarubbi. The weapon, called the Five-seveN by its Belgian manufacturer, FN Herstal, began showing up on U.S. streets last fall, according to law enforcement officials. The gun is now itself a target - of legislation introduced yesterday by four lawmakers from New York and New Jersey...
  • SpongeBob robber puts the squeeze on 7th bank

    02/20/2005 9:10:38 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 251+ views
    mpls star & sickle ^ | 2-20-05 | Herón Márquez Estrada
    The SpongeBob SquarePants robber has struck again, this time hitting a bank at a Cub Foods store in Northfield, Minn., police said Saturday. The robber showed a gun after handing over a bag with the cartoon character on it. The robbery happened at 6:40 p.m. Friday at 2423 Hwy. 3 S., Northfield police said. Police said the man, who fled, is considered armed and dangerous, and a reward has been offered. It's believed to be the seventh time that the robber has hit using the SpongeBob bag. "We're assuming it's the same guy," said Northfield Police Chief Gary Smith. "He...
  • Funniest Picture of the War on Terrorism (Good Laugh!)

    09/13/2004 8:22:55 AM PDT · by 2banana · 55 replies · 5,295+ views
    unknown (like I would tell you) | September 13th, 2004 | unknown
  • Parade route gun-ban bill stripped of its ammunition

    05/26/2004 8:17:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 149+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | May 26, 2004 | Ed Anderson
    <p>BATON ROUGE -- A proposal to ban firearms within 1,000 feet of a parade route was watered down in a Senate committee Tuesday to instead stiffen the penalties for those who commit crimes with illegally possessed guns at a parade or similar street event.</p>
  • Kids learn how to handle firearms safely at shooting range

    05/17/2004 6:03:27 AM PDT · by Puppage · 32 replies · 431+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | 5/9/2004 | Puppage
    Ten-year-old Michael Cantafio of Milford never handled a real firearm until Saturday. Shannon Anderson, 9, of Fairfield had, but was interested in learning more about firearm safety. The two got what they were looking for and more during the first free children's firearms safety course at the Bridgeport Shooting Range, 1918 Stratford Ave. "Our role is to educate as many people as possible on the safety of firearms," said Jamie Keever, the range manager. "I always say it's not the gun that hurts people, it's the people behind the gun." So on Saturday morning, Keever and Jeff DiStasio, a firearms...
  • Diplomatic Bag Is Used To Bring In Heroin (UK)

    10/29/2003 5:18:30 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 668+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-30-2003 | Tim Butcher
    Diplomatic bag is used to bring in heroin By Tim Butcher, Africa Correspondent (Filed: 30/10/2003) A row between Britain and Sierra Leone was threatened yesterday after Gatwick customs officials discovered heroin worth thousands of pounds spilling out of what appeared to be a diplomatic bag en route to the West African nation's high commission in London. They found the heroin after the bag, which had arrived at Gatwick from Freetown, burst open, scattering video tapes packed with the heroin. Four Sierra Leonean government officials have been arrested in Freetown and are being questioned in connection with an alleged smuggling ring....
  • BANGLIST Technical Question re: AK47, brass deflectors and/or brass catchers

    10/29/2003 11:03:51 AM PST · by King Prout · 21 replies · 597+ views
    my own dire need | 29 OCT 03 | King Prout
    Does anyone manufacture brass deflectors and/or brass catchers for the AK47? I need one.
  • School Makes Girls Wear Trash Bag Skirts

    09/19/2003 7:30:29 AM PDT · by bedolido · 50 replies · 1,560+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 09/19/03 | Staff Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Two Bronx girls reportedly had to wear skirts made of trash bags to class as a punishment for coming to school in jeans rather than their uniforms. The sixth-graders at the Bronx Preparatory Charter School were made to wear the bags by principal Marina Bernard Damiba, the Daily News reported Friday. Damiba called the garbage-bag skirts "Damiba fashions" and said they weren't meant to be humiliating. "It was more of a fun way to say, 'Listen, guys, wear the uniforms,'" she told the News. "Let's not dwell on something as simple as wearing the uniforms when...
  • For George from Tony; not a million dollar oil painting, just a toilet bag

    07/15/2003 11:31:33 AM PDT · by bedolido · 9 replies · 302+ views
    Guardian ^ | 07/15/03 | Julian Borger
    The Saudis presented President George Bush with a million-dollar oil painting. From the Italians he got an exquisite alabaster sculpture depicting the Allegory of the Triumph. Tony Blair gave him a toilet bag. For someone who has spent most of his presidency being reviled or ridiculed around the world, Mr Bush certainly gets a lot of presents from foreigners. The unease stirred by the Bush doctrine of military pre-emption has not stemmed the flow of official homage to the leader of the world's sole superpower. The list kept by the state department reflects the shifting fashions in official gifts which...
  • Six Miami airport bag handlers charged with stealing from bags

    12/11/2002 8:08:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 432+ views
    AP WIRE ^ | 12/11/2002 | AP
    MIAMI - A group of baggage handlers at Miami's airport was arrested Wednesday on federal charges they broke into the bags of British Airways passengers and stole personal belongings. Valuables stolen included jewelry, personal electronics and other items. U.S. Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jacqueline Becerra said she could not immediately provide an estimate of the total value of the stolen belongings and did not know if any had been retrieved. Jorge A. Benitez, Jose Leon, Onelio Vento, Javier Munoz, Pierre A. Bourdeau, and Maynor Hernandez were charged with a single felony conspiracy count for baggage thefts from British Airways passengers from...