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  • Day 34 - Decoding Sarah Palin

    10/01/2008 3:02:36 PM PDT · by MikeFrancesa.com · 4 replies · 591+ views
    www.politico.com ^ | October 1, 2008 | Mike Allen
    FLORIDA: Obama 51 – McCain 43 post-debate OHIO: Obama 50 – McCain 42 post-debate PENNSYLVANIA: Obama 54 – McCain 39 post-debate McCain pushback on Florida polls: “Our polling shows us up 7. My guess is they over sampled blacks and under sampled Cubans. McCain pushback on Q-polls: “These polls are laughable. We hope Obama thinks they’re true. The national tracking is clear: Some polls have us down 2 percent, some 4, some as high as 6. How could you have national numbers like that, but have those kinds of numbers in three of the largest, most competitive states in the...
  • Main Street America angry over credit crisis (Guy doesn't have enough to buy bigger truck)

    09/30/2008 3:00:08 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 35 replies · 1,114+ views
    http://news.google.com ^ | Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:20pm EDT | By Andrea Hopkins
    Auto salesman Ryan Thomas is watching the credit crisis hit Main Street America. On Monday, as Congress rejected a bailout plan and stock markets plummeted, Thomas had to turn away a customer with $3,000 in his hand who wanted to buy a new vehicle. "He wanted to get into a bigger truck for his job, he was a union worker," Thomas said. But the man still owed money on the vehicle he was trading in, so his loan request was denied. "He didn't have enough money down. He would have needed about $5,500 down and he had $3,000. A year...
  • Palin & Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians

    09/01/2008 9:10:24 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 12 replies · 235+ views
    Various ^ | September 1, 2008 | RogerD
    Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland. Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska. FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York. Theodore Roosevelt spent some time in the New York State Assembly(?), two years as Governor of...
  • Junk Mail Produces as Much CO2 as 7 States Combined (This is Hugh!)

    08/09/2008 3:00:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies · 136+ views
    Daily Green ^ | Aug. 8, 2008 | Dan Shapely
    How to Stop the Flood of Catalogs (and Help Save the Climate) A report by the group ForestEthics estimates that destroying forests to make paper for junk mail releases as much greenhouse gas pollution as 9 million cars. Another way to look at it: Junk mail produces as much pollution as seven U.S. states combined, or as much as heating 13 million homes each winter. While the estimates may or may not be accurate, the point is indisputable: Junk mail is a waste. (To most people, it's an annoying part of the trip to the mailbox, anyway.) Not convinced? NASA...
  • Bush climate action now? "Bogus": Schwarzenegger

    07/13/2008 1:58:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 179+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/13/08 | Deborah Zabarenko
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Sunday the Bush administration did not believe it should do anything about global warming and that any last-minute action before leaving office would be "bogus." Schwarzenegger, a Republican whose state has pushed unsuccessfully for federal permission to limit greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, said on ABC's "This Week" that any move at this point against climate change would lack sincerity. "If they would have done something this year, I would have thought it was bogus anyway," he said. "You don't really have an effect by doing something six months before you...
  • Iran's Photoshopped Missile Launch

    07/09/2008 6:44:27 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 323 replies · 6,768+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 7-9-08 | Charles Johnson, hat tip webs87
    At least one of the photographs released today by Iran and published by an unquestioning Western media has been Photoshopped:
  • TSU student jailed on bogus Wal-Mart forgery charge (Walmart rejects legit Walmart money orders)

    06/12/2008 8:36:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 97+ views
    KHOU ^ | 6/11/08 | Jeremy Desel
    HOUSTON -- A college student’s trip to Wal-Mart last month ended with her in handcuffs and a two-day stay in the Harris County jail. Nitra Gipson was charged with felony forgery after the Meyer Park Wal-Mart manager accused her of passing bogus money orders. Thing is, the money orders were legit and had been purchased at Wal-Mart to begin with. The cash-strapped college student had just sold her car to pay for her last two semesters at Texas Southern University, where she is studying criminal justice. She was paid with Wal-Mart money orders, which the giant retailer advertises as “good...
  • What's the best election prediction site out there?

    06/03/2008 4:51:34 PM PDT · by TruRed · 32 replies · 623+ views
    There have been many sites crop up recently that claim to predict what will happen in November. My favorite since 2004 - and I think the most accurate - has been Election Projection. They predicted the 2004 race between Bush and Kerry to within 3 EVs of the actual result and got every Senate race right in 2006. Anyone out there agree? Disagree? Discuss...
  • 1992-Clinton Staffer Kantor Calls Hoosiers "Worthless White Ni**ers" ON TAPE! Posted To YOUTUBE!

    05/02/2008 7:16:11 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 289 replies · 512+ views
    ME | 5-2-08 | TCRLAF
    This one is EXPLOSIVE, folks! MUST SEE VIDEO! (Before it gets deleted from Youtube, anyway!) A KOS'r has posted a video on Youtube in which Stephanapolis, Carville, and Mickey Kantor are discussing Polling numbers from Indiana, when Kantor walks up and says: "Those people don't matter." (then whispers loud enough for the camera to hear) "How would you like to be... A worthless White Nigger?" OMG!!! The ARROGANCE of these people!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN_nQOHj__s&eurl=http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/5/2/93316/53926/838/507664
  • County Sheriff Can Bust Big Bro

    05/01/2008 7:34:43 AM PDT · by Born In America · 31 replies · 348+ views
    Keene Free Press ^ | February 16, 2007 | Dave Ribinson
    The duly elected sheriff of a county is the highest law enforcement official within a county. He has law enforcement powers that exceed that of any other state or federal official. This is settled law that most people are not aware of. County sheriffs in Wyoming have scored a big one for the 10th Amendment and states rights. The sheriffs slapped a federal intrusion upside the head and are insisting that all federal law enforcement officers and personnel from federal regulatory agencies must clear all their activity in a Wyoming County with the Sheriff’s Office. Deja vu for those who...
  • Satire!! SPITZER SAYS THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ALLOW THOSE FISA WIRETAPS!! Vanity

    03/10/2008 1:28:48 PM PDT · by milwguy · 51 replies · 1,833+ views
    Vanity | 3/10/2008 | milwguy
    Eliot Spitzer today decried the use of government wiretaps. According to Spitzer, the Bush Administration is using the FISA Law to entrap honest Governors like himself. "I told you this would happen if you let the Bush Administration tap people's phones". "They say they are looking for Al_Qaeda, but they are really targeting their political opponents under the guise of the war on terror" he said. Spitzer further went on to criticize the government for preventing people from making a living. "Those ladies have bills to pay" he explained. "Some of them aren't as incredibly smart as I am, so...
  • How broadcast journalism is flawed (devastating critique)

    02/14/2008 8:25:35 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 9 replies · 229+ views
    Skeptic Magazine ^ | 2-13-08 | Steve Salerno
    We think we know Big Journalism’s faults by its much ballyhooed lapses — its scandals, gaffes, and breakdowns — as well as by a recent spate of insider tell-alls. When Dan Rather goes public with a sensational expose based on bogus documents; when the Atlanta Journal Constitution wrongly labels Richard Jewell the Olympic Park bomber; when Dateline resorts to rigging explosive charges to the gas tanks of “unsafe” trucks that, in Dateline’s prior tests, stubbornly refused to explode on their own; when the New York Times’ Jayson Blair scoops other reporters working the same story by quoting sources who don’t...
  • CA: Another charge over politician's bogus Medal of Honor claim (Stolen Valor Act violation)

    01/14/2008 1:00:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 237+ views
    Federal prosecutors say an additional charge is being filed against a Pomona water board member who allegedly lied about being a Medal of Honor recipient. Xavier Alvarez, one of seven elected members on the Claremont-based Three Valleys Municipal Water District board, allegedly made the claim during a public meeting last summer. The 49-year-old Alvarez, who now admits he never served in the military, was charged with a misdemeanor in September for violating the Stolen Valor Act of 2005. Federal prosecutor Craig Missakian says records of a second meeting show Alvarez making the medal claim while soliciting an endorsement when he...
  • S.C. Republicans Get Bogus Romney Card

    12/30/2007 8:14:19 AM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 170+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 30, 2007 | By JIM DAVENPORT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Many South Carolina Republicans got a bogus holiday greeting card this week, purported to be from White House hopeful Mitt Romney, that cites some controversial passages of the Book of Mormon. "We wish you and your family a happy holiday season and a joyful New Year. The Romney family," the card says. The last page features a photograph of a temple above a box that says "Paid For By The Boston Massachusetts Temple." Romney's campaign said it had nothing to do with the cards, postmarked Thursday from Columbia with a 41-cent stamp, and Boston Temple President Ken...
  • GWU Student's Swastika Claim Unravels (Hate Crime Hoax)

    11/06/2007 12:55:43 PM PST · by khnyny · 36 replies · 413+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2007 | Valerie Strauss
    A George Washington University student who told school officials that someone had drawn swastikas on her dormitory room door was responsible for the incidents, a university spokeswoman said yesterday.
  • New federal immigration policy holds employers accountable (and it’s about time)

    08/14/2007 6:36:34 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 37 replies · 960+ views
    Vindu View ^ | August 13th, 2007 at 3:31 pm | Vindu Goel
    The conservative opposition that helped doom the comprehensive immigration reform bill in June largely boiled down to one issue: how could the U.S. government legalize the status of millions of undocumented workers when it’s doing such a lousy job of enforcing existing laws to discourage illegal immigration in the first place? In other words, enforcement first, amnesty second. Well, President Bush, duly chastened by the defeat of the bill, is listening to his voter base. On Friday, the administration announced a 26-point plan to boost enforcement of existing immigration laws. The measures range from more border guards to streamlined regulations...
  • See Bush get his watch lifted video link

    06/12/2007 2:32:11 PM PDT · by jbwbubba · 35 replies · 1,645+ views
    Here is a link for a video that appears to show Bush's watch disappearing, while he is shaking hands in the crowd. Its a foreign site. http://www.nos.nl/nosjournaal/artikelen/2007/6/12/120607_bush_horloge.html
  • Faker alerts National Weather Service to bogus weather reports

    06/12/2007 8:50:53 AM PDT · by P-40 · 32 replies · 1,020+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/12/2007 | AP
    MILWAUKEE -- Someone has been submitting fictional reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service, causing unnecessary alerts and frightening people. The areas affected have included Milwaukee; La Crosse, Wis.; Chicago; and Lincoln, said Tom Schwein, chief of the National Weather Service's systems and facilities division for the central region in Kansas City, Mo. The person started sending reports in mid-April through an online form on the service's Web site. "We've been detecting a regular pattern of a person who has been submitting false severe weather reports that are constructed in a way that seem very realistic," Schwein said....
  • Hillary Clinton to Explain Why She's on DC Madam's List

    05/02/2007 8:54:11 AM PDT · by bedolido · 18 replies · 1,360+ views
    pugbus.net ^ | 05-02-2007 | Phil Maggitti
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has scheduled a press for tomorrow morning at which she is expected to explain why her name appears on the client list of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the notorious DC madam. Ms. Clinton hastily called the press conference today after The Drudge Report had claimed that her name, along with the names of prominent lesbians Rosie O'Donnell, Ellen DeGeneres, and Melissa Etheridge—and suspected lesbian Oprah Winfrey—will be mentioned when Ms. Palfrey's ten-thousand-name list is read on a special three-hour edition of The View this Friday.
  • Not Easy Being Green

    03/22/2007 7:03:58 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 53 replies · 1,198+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 22 Mar 2007 | Staff
    Environment: Feeling a bit smug about owning that hybrid? Better rein in that contempt for those who still drive primitive conventional cars. It seems that a Hummer is more ecologically friendly than a Prius. Yes, the Hummer will burn much more gasoline and discharge more emissions than a Toyota Prius driven the same distance. But a car's ecological footprint — if we may twist an environmentalist phrase — is more than just fuel mileage.
  • What the man said

    03/09/2007 6:50:28 AM PST · by yoe · 3 replies · 512+ views
    Power Line ^ | March 9, 2007 | Scott Johnson
    A reader alerts us to this (excellent interview) with Dr. S. Fred Singer, coauthor (with Dennis Avery) of (Unstoppable Global Warming): Every 1,500 Years. Here is a small portion of the interview, on the failure of climate models to account for the past and on the alleged need to "do something" now: What can the models do? Can they take an era and plug in some figures and reproduce what happens?A number of researchers have actually tried to reproduce past climates, using models. And to some extent, they've been successful. And to another extent, they have not been successful, in...
  • California stem cell debate goes back to court (Prop 71 borrowing fraud)

    02/13/2007 4:27:10 PM PST · by SierraWasp · 5 replies · 435+ views
    MarketWatch.com (by Dow Jones) ^ | 2/12/07 | Carolyn Pritchard
    California stem cell debate goes back to court By Carolyn Pritchard, MarketWatch Last Update: 6:15 PM ET Feb 13, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The fight over control of $3 billion worth of funding for stem cell research in California goes back to court this week, as one side in the legal battle challenges an earlier court ruling on the constitutionality of the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act. The California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act, or Prop. 71, was approved by voters in 2004 and created a state-controlled agency to oversee the issuance of $3 billion in...
  • Obama wins hearts, minds of these two Republicans

    02/10/2007 4:27:18 PM PST · by SJackson · 176 replies · 3,299+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 2-10-07 | Rob Zaleski
    She not only is a lifelong Republican, but an anti-big government conservative Republican who campaigned for Robert Dole in 1996. Oh, and one other thing. The mere thought of Hillary Clinton becoming president makes her stomach churn. As her husband, Robert Stross - also a conservative Republican - puts it, "We don't believe anything Hillary says, and we think she'll do whatever it takes to get elected." All of which makes the Madison couple's recent decision all the more intriguing: They've joined the Wisconsin chapter of DraftObama.org, a grassroots movement to help the progressive Democratic senator from Illinois win the...
  • Reported on FOX News a little ago. Illigals have killed 45,000 US citizens since 9/11

    01/24/2007 3:00:13 PM PST · by stockpirate · 189 replies · 4,437+ views
    Fox News | Jan 24, 2007 | Fox Neil Cabuto
    There were two woman on the show being interviwed and I only caught a piece of it. But the main part was that since 9/11 over 45,000 US citizens have been killed by illigal aliens in the US. Does anyone know more about this as I am very interested. They said the numbers came from a US Congressman or Senator. also one person was with the boarder militia group, so there were three people.
  • It's Official: Media Body Burning Story is Bogus (Shiite vs. Sunni)

    11/27/2006 3:41:07 PM PST · by lowbridge · 232 replies · 8,497+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | November 27, 2006 | Greg Sheffield
    It's Official: Media Body Burning Story is Bogus Posted by Greg Sheffield on November 27, 2006 - 13:25. The news that six Sunnis were captured by Shiites, doused with kerosine and burned alive, was too sensational to not be picked up by the mainstream media. But it turns out that the event never happened. Furthermore, the Iraqi "spokesman" relied on to give all information regarding this event is as fictional as the story itself. Jamil Hussein, the man news reports called "police Capt. Jamil Hussein," was the source for all information regarding the burning. Although he is mentioned by USA...
  • CNN Personel Helping US Military

    10/20/2006 5:57:30 PM PDT · by technomage · 55 replies · 2,011+ views
    n/a | Technomage
    I, along with virtually all conservatives, hate CNN. As an organization they are an anti-American, anti-Bush, anti-Military and they need to be brought up on sedition charges. The latest disgusting, downright inhuman thing they have done to aid terrorists was to air video showing at least 10 of our brave military being killed by snipers. Just sick. However, it appears that not all CNN personel are anti-military. Now, I know this is not going to sit well with many, but I cannot source the following information, period. That is why this is posted under vanity. According to a friend in...
  • Did bush say god told him to attack iraq

    10/06/2006 2:56:03 PM PDT · by sachem longrifle · 51 replies · 1,166+ views
    10 6 2006 | sachem longrifle(vanity)
    Someone who I work with claims that Bush said god told him to attack iraq, i cannot find any transcript that says this. Is one of those case that " Iheard him say" with no evidence?
  • Muslim leaders call for reparations for trauma caused by anti-terror measures

    08/31/2006 9:48:08 PM PDT · by nwrep · 14 replies · 724+ views
    This is London | September 1, 2006 | nwrep
    LONDON - Several leaders of the Muslim community in the United Kingdom have called for financial reparations for their members for undue hardship and trauma caused by the government crackdown in the wake of the recent terror plot allegations. Drawing inspiration from the slavery reparations movement which has existed in the United States for some time, and which seeks to compensate descendants of slaves, the leaders today held a press conference to announce a strategic campaign to educate the citizens of the UK about the toll that the anti-terrorist investigations have taken on the Muslim community. "Our members are...
  • Breaking - Ramsey Case

    08/18/2006 9:11:49 AM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 645 replies · 16,172+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/18/06 | CNN
    A U.S. law enforcement official tells CNN that the man held in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey offered details about the condition of her body that have never been made public.
  • Mel Gibson Arrested on Terrorism Charges (Faux news article)

    08/01/2006 12:59:49 PM PDT · by orionblamblam · 31 replies · 1,410+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 1 August 2006, 03:54 GMT 04:54 UK
    The famous Australian-American actor, director and producer has been arrested at his residence today on terrorism charges. The details are still coming in at this time. ... According to sources in the Los Angeles Division of the FBI, Mel Gibson had been funneling money through Australia, where Gibson had lived for many years, into Lebanon and Palestine to help Muslim Extremists fight against Israel. Some of the money went to groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas, no word on if any had been funneled to Al-Qaeda.
  • Rove Secretly Runs The New York Times

    07/15/2006 6:48:04 AM PDT · by V.Foster · 39 replies · 1,477+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 14, 2006 | Bill Smith
    According to well-placed insiders on the Times' Board of Directors, a shaken Sulzberger made that announcement in a hastily convened meeting of the Board of the Times' parent company, The New York Times Corp. Sulzberger reportedly told the board that the discovery was made last week. "During an internal investigation, we reached the regrettable conclusion that Karl Rove has been running this newspaper since at least August, 2002," Sulzberger reportedly stated. "His intention is clear - to ruin the reputation of the newspaper and the party that our editorial policy supports." Sulzberger reportedly continued: "I ordered an investigation to determine...
  • Gone to Pot?

    07/08/2006 2:48:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 91 replies · 1,318+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 6 July 2006 | Mary Beckman
    In what could be a coup for antimarijuana forces, new research shows that rats exposed to pot's active ingredient at an early age devour more heroin as adults than rats without early exposure. Some experts, though, say the jury is still out on whether the finding is enough to officially label marijuana a "gateway" drug. According to statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, most adults who take illicit drugs start doing so in their early teens. In addition, the earlier kids start smoking dope, the more likely they are to use harder drugs later on. For example, of...
  • POWER RANKINGS by Knowlegis (Each Congress critter RANKED for Power!)

    07/01/2006 9:29:52 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 66 replies · 2,515+ views
    Congress.org ^ | Knowlegis
    We rated each current Member of Congress on 15 criteria that demonstrated power and the ability to be effective in Congress in 2005. This resulted in a Power Score that ranked members for overall power in each chamber of Congress. Power Rankings Navigator Full List of Rankings      Search Last Name:         Power Rankings Home Full List of Rankings Senate: Jump to House Results Name Rank in Senate Score Sen. Frist (R-TN) 1 96.75 Sen. Specter (R-PA) 2 82.31 Sen. McCain (R-AZ) 3 80.94 Sen. Grassley (R-IA) 4 78.50 Sen. Reid (D-NV) 5 71.06 Sen. Domenici...
  • Taliban Makes 2nd Bogus Chopper Downing Claim, Two Troops Killed

    06/25/2006 12:43:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 309+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2006 – The Taliban made another false claim of shooting down a U.S. helicopter yesterday, while two coalition troops were killed, officials reported. The Taliban claim came as at least 65 insurgents were killed during recent firefights with coalition forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban falsely told the media June 24 that a U.S. helicopter was shot down yesterday in the Tarin Kowt area of Uruzgan Province. There's no truth to this claim, U.S. officials said, noting that all coalition helicopters are accounted for. This is the second fake claim of downing a U.S. helicopter the Taliban have...
  • Bonds’ 715 embarrasses baseball

    05/28/2006 6:01:06 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 366 replies · 6,113+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 05/28/06 | Jeff Schultz
    Barry Bonds was in Milwaukee recently and the commissioner of baseball wouldn’t make the 10-minute drive from his house to watch him. So it follows that Bud Selig wasn’t in when Bonds moved past Babe Ruth on the home run list. Nor were any of Ruth’s children. Nor any high-level officials. Nor anybody whose presence screamed, “I’m important, so I’m here.” Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run Sunday. But every overblown ESPN news break-in couldn’t drown out the sad reality of the moment. It was as awkward as it was historical. Some wanted to watch. Most wanted to cover...
  • Feds Bust Teen. Again. ( Drudge )

    05/20/2006 8:40:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,590+ views
    19-year-old threatened Bush's life, created phony Secret Service IDs... A teenager who was charged last year with threatening the lives of President George W. Bush and other federal officials has again been arrested, this time for manufacturing bogus U.S Secret Service credentials. Acting on an anonymous telephone tip, federal agents yesterday arrested Peter Bonfiglio, 19, at the New York City residence he shares with his grandparents. According to a federal criminal complaint, a copy of which you can find below, Bonfiglio admitted to manufacturing and selling the Secret Service IDs and even showed agents the computer and printer he was...
  • Lesbians seeking first gay 'divorce' after three months

    05/18/2006 11:46:56 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 73 replies · 2,290+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 19, 2006 | Jonathan Petre
    A lesbian couple who could become the first to divorce after "marrying" just three months ago were warned by lawyers yesterday that they may have a long wait.Liz King, 40, and Daphne Ligthard, 36, registered their civil partnership in Ashford, Kent, on Feb 11 before sharing a honeymoon in Amsterdam. But the relationship soured after Miss Ligthard accused Miss King of seeing another woman who had been a guest at their "wedding". The couple are now splitting up and face the prospect of dividing their joint assets. Miss Ligthard said that the break-up came after Miss King said she no...
  • Smith v Maryland - US Supreme Court Case 1979 - Phone Records belong to phone company, no privacy

    05/11/2006 9:24:20 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 54 replies · 4,559+ views
    Find Law ^ | June 20, 1979 | SCOTUS
    U.S. Supreme Court SMITH v. MARYLAND, 442 U.S. 735 (1979) 442 U.S. 735 SMITH v. MARYLAND. CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND. No. 78-5374. Argued March 28, 1979. Decided June 20, 1979. The telephone company, at police request, installed at its central offices a pen register to record the numbers dialed from the telephone at petitioner's home. Prior to his robbery trial, petitioner moved to suppress "all fruits derived from" the pen register. The Maryland trial court denied this motion, holding that the warrantless installation of the pen register did not violate the Fourth Amendment. Petitioner was convicted,...
  • Small-business health insurance bill voted down

    05/11/2006 7:28:09 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 43 replies · 967+ views
    MarketWatch.com (by Dow Jones) ^ | 5/11/06 | Kristen Gerencher
    Small-business health insurance bill voted down By Kristen Gerencher, MarketWatch Last Update: 8:43 PM ET May 11, 2006 SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - A divisive bill that would have allowed health insurers to preempt state-mandated benefits in order to extend coverage to small businesses was defeated by the U.S. Senate late Thursday. The Senate voted 55-43 to stop considering the Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act of 2006, or S. 1955, which was introduced last year by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and co-sponsored by Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Conrad Burns, R-Mont. The bill needed 60 votes to go on to...
  • Humor: Airbus to build seven story airliner

    04/20/2006 1:34:59 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 60 replies · 4,149+ views
    Travel Fox ^ | July 5, 2004 | Unknown
    Airbus to build seven story airliner Passengers will have choice of restaurants and theatres TOULOUSE, FRANCE -- With delivery of its first 555 passenger, double-deck commercial airliner expected to take place later this year, Airbus announced today that it has initiated preliminary studies for the design and manufacture a 2600 passenger airplane. The aircraft on the drawing board will have ten decks—seven for passengers, three for cargo and baggage. A prototype of the new aircraft, based on the company's Super Transporter design, will be called the "Airbus A390." The plane is targeted for international service of flights of over 9,000...
  • Spotted: Posing as a panhandler is fun!

    04/20/2006 10:20:43 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 9 replies · 960+ views
    City Pages ^ | April 19 | Molly Priesmeyer
    The SW corner of Stevens and 46th Street is a prime location for the city's homeless: It's a high-traffic area in the heart of south Minneapolis where hundreds of vehicles either coming off or heading onto 35W travel in a given afternoon. So a panhandler standing on the curb with a homemade sign isn't such an unusual sight on a sunny Sunday , unless, on closer inspection, you realize it's simply a dude in a camouflage hunter's jacket and expensive Birkenstocks pimping KTNF AM 950, the home of Air America, by posing as homeless. Full story - http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2006/04/spotted_posing.asp
  • Spears Baby Fractures Skull, Child Protective Services Called to Investigate Again

    04/11/2006 1:30:26 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 59 replies · 1,732+ views
    Dlisted ^ | April 11, 2006 | Bonnie Fuller
    On April 7, when Britney Spears and Kevin Federline realized that their baby, Sean Preston, had been sleeping more than usual, panic bells went off. Just six days earlier, the 7-month-old had taken a major fall from his high chair, a tumble that had his parents worried that he might have been critically injured. They had every right to fret. After rushing Sean to a nearby hospital, they discovered he had a minor skull fracture (sometimes called a "scalp fracture" in babies), and a blood clot. And the doctors weren't the only ones to take notice! The next day, the...
  • Tobacco Company Sues Second-Hand Smokers

    04/11/2006 10:07:43 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 35 replies · 1,238+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 04/03/06 | Nigel Fleming
    The B.S. Raleigh Tobacco Company is fighting back. They're tired of people enjoying their products for free. That's why they've filed a $5 billion classaction lawsuit to penalize millions of secondhand smokers. "If people ain't gonna buy our cigarettes, they shouldn't be able to enjoy other people's smoke," declared Raleigh President Frank Thermal. B.S. Raleigh, which gives consumers a complimentary lung X-ray with every 50 cartons smoked, currently employs 3,000 people, but Thermal expects that number to double when on-leave workers return from cancer, emphysema and heart disease treatment. Lorraine Wilson, 49, founder of the Environmental Tobacco Smokers Society, sucks...
  • Mac OS X hacked under 30 minutes

    03/06/2006 10:43:40 AM PST · by Senator Bedfellow · 63 replies · 1,003+ views
    ZDNet Australia ^ | 03/06/2006 | Munir Kotadia
    Gaining root access to a Mac is "easy pickings," according to an individual who won an OS X hacking challenge last month by gaining root control of a machine using an unpublished security vulnerability. On February 22, a Sweden-based Mac enthusiast set his Mac Mini as a server and invited hackers to break through the computer's security and gain root control, which would allow the attacker to take charge of the computer and delete files and folders or install applications. Within hours of going live, the "rm-my-mac" competition was over. The challenger posted this message on his Web site: "This...
  • Israel 'may rue Saddam overthrow'

    02/10/2006 9:38:00 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 51 replies · 1,137+ views
    BBC ^ | Feb 10 06 | BBC
    The head of Israel's domestic security agency, Shin Bet, has said his country may come to regret the overthrow of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Yuval Diskin said a strong dictatorship would be preferable to the present "chaos" in Iraq, in a speech to teenage Jewish settlers in the West Bank. He also said the Israeli security services and judiciary treated Arabs and Jewish suspects differently. A Shin Bet veteran, Mr Diskin took over as Shin Bet's chief in May. His speech to the students at the Eli settlement as they prepared for military service was secretly recorded and broadcast...
  • RMC Opposes Alito

    01/29/2006 11:29:52 AM PST · by gooper · 60 replies · 1,206+ views
    Republican Majority for Choice ^ | 1/11/2006 | Alex Dudley
    The Republican Majority for Choice (RMC) regrettably announces its opposition to the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court...
  • HUMANZEE: Real or Bogus?

    12/23/2005 5:32:57 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies · 576+ views
    Self | December 23, 2005 | PJ-Comix
    I'm watching a show right now on The Science Channel called "HUMANZEE." It is about a chimpanzee named Oliver who seems to have some human features. Speculation is that Oliver might be the result of a cross between a human and a chimpanzee. Does anybody out there know anything about this Humanzee? Can't the scientists determine if he is half-human?
  • Bar Sign Evokes Memories Of 'Whites Only,' Panel Rules

    12/16/2005 5:00:15 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 54 replies · 1,847+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 16 December 2005 | James Nash
    <p>ERIC ALBRECHT | DISPATCH Tom Ullum, who owns the Pleasure Inn in Mason, told the Civil Rights Commission that he doesn’t discriminate against anyone.</p> <p>Bar owner Tom Ullum said the sign in front of his Mason tavern — "For service speak English" — was intended to support English as the country’s official tongue, not to chase off foreign-born customers.</p>
  • Al Qaeda Caught Paying American Media for Favorable Stories

    12/15/2005 7:57:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies · 1,137+ views
    Jerhad!com ^ | December 12, 2005 | Jeremy Robb
    After the Pentagon was caught paying for positive news coverage in Iraq, sources uncovered the shocking news that Al Qaeda has been paying for positive stories in American media sources such as CBS/NBC/ABC/CNN/MSNBC News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle. While many felt this helps explain why no one reports on the amazing positive stories that come out of Iraq, others were surprised that Al Qaeda was wasting their money paying for something they could get for free.
  • Official English, Bilingual Ballot Ban Introduced (BARF!)

    12/05/2005 6:20:50 PM PST · by Robert Drobot · 39 replies · 1,006+ views
    Robert Drobot | 05 December 2005 | Congressman Peter King
    Congressman Peter King (R-NY), now Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has reintroduced his National Language Act (H.R. 4408) in the 109th Congress. Congressman King's bill is a strong (???), self-executing ( got that right! ) official English bill in its own right. Look at Section 163: Sec. 163. Preserving and enhancing the role of the official language `The Government of the United States shall preserve and enhance the role of English as the official language of the United States of America. Unless specifically stated in applicable law, no person has a right, entitlement, or claim to have the Government...