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  • San Jose burned by bankruptcy of contractor on environmental center (OOOPS!)

    08/25/2013 10:27:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/25/13 | John Woolfolk
    SAN JOSE -- A Modesto contractor awarded an $11 million contract to build a San Jose environmental center despite finishing two city fire stations late has walked off the job and filed for bankruptcy with the unfinished project more than six months overdue and $1.6 million over budget. Applegate Johnston's team failed to show up at the Las Plumas Avenue job site last month and filed bankruptcy papers two weeks later, jeopardizing the project's completion and complex financing and forcing the city this week to delay occupancy of a key tenant until next year. City officials said the deadlines to...
  • Family says body of murdered former Alabama A&M administrator beaten, dragged, burned

    03/04/2013 11:57:59 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 29 replies
    http://al.com ^ | 03/04/2013 | Paul Gattis
    CLARKSDALE, Miss. -- The body of Marco McMillian, the former Alabama A&M administrator whose body was found last week, was "beaten, dragged and burned," according to a statement released by his family to the Jackson Clarion Ledger. A Shelby Miss. man, 22-year-old Jeremy Reed, has been charged in McMillian's murder. "We feel this was not a random act of violence based on the condition of the body when it was found," the McMillian family said in the statement. "Marco, nor anyone, should have their lives end in this manner." McMillian worked in the cabinet of former Alabama A&M President Robert...
  • Accused witch burned alive in Papua New Guinea

    02/09/2013 4:59:33 AM PST · by Dartman · 11 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb.9/13 | Reuters
    GENEVA - A woman was burnt alive in Papua New Guinea this week after townspeople accused her of sorcery, the United Nations said on Friday, citing the “heinous crime” as part of a growing pattern of vigilante attacks on people accused of witchcraft. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called on authorities in Papua New Guinea to investigate such crimes and bring their perpetrators to justice. A 1971 law defining sorcery as a crime in the South Pacific nation should be repealed, Pillay’s spokeswoman said. “We are deeply disturbed by reports of the torture and killing of a...
  • Boy tied to tree and burned alive on his eighth birthday [clip]

    10/19/2012 11:14:27 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 35 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 17 October 2012 | Sara Malm
    Robbie Middleton was doused in gasoline and set on fire on his eighth birthday in 1998He died 13 years later from cancer caused by the burns covering his bodyIn a video recorded on his deathbed he accused his alleged attacker Don Collins of raping him two weeks before he was set on fireDon Collins, now 27, is to be charged with felony murder
  • Israeli Flag Burned, Diplomat Rushed Out of Morocco

    03/26/2012 11:33:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 3/26/12 | Chana Ya'ar
    Thousands of protesters burned Israeli flags in Morocco and protested the presence of an Israeli diplomat, threatening his safety. Thousands of protesters marched in the Moroccan capital of Rabat on Monday, torching Israeli flags and protesting the presence of diplomat David Saranga. The Israeli official was in town to attend a meeting of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED) at the Moroccan parliament. However, he was quietly escorted out a side door of the building for his own safety after the meeting, when protesters stormed the building. He was swiftly placed in a car and taken to the airport under heavy security,...
  • Missouri Burning: The Kansas City School of Hate

    03/08/2012 8:12:05 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 7, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    The boy raised his hand, eager to answer the question. “What would you know about it?” exclaimed the teacher dismissively. “You’re not our race.” This was not dialogue from a Hollywood movie. According to a woman named Melissa Coon, it was what a teacher at East High School in Kansas City told her 13-year-old son, Allen, when he attempted to answer a question during Black History Month. Coon identifies that teacher as Mrs. Karla Dorsey, who is black; Allen is white. As has already been reported, Allen was a victim of a vicious racial attack last week in which two...
  • #Occupy Idiot Catches on Fire – Suffers Second Degree Burns When He Torches Historic Colorado Landma

    02/29/2012 8:14:51 PM PST · by Baynative · 69 replies · 5+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/29/12 | Jim Hoft
    Now this… Kyle Lawrence, a Colorado Springs Occupier, remains in a Denver Hospital burn unit with second degree burns that he received when he was caught on fire during the arson that leveled the Historic Green Mountain Falls Town Hall.
  • Mother of St. Paul man set on fire by her boyfriend steals money from him, authorities say

    10/26/2011 4:38:25 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 24 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 10-26-11 | Maricella Miranda
    19-year-old St. Paul man who was set on fire by his mother's boyfriend has accused his uncle and mother of stealing thousands of dollars from a benefit for him, authorities say. Jeffrey Allen Stewart, 43, and Jodi Ann Stewart, 40, of South St. Paul, each face a felony of aiding and abetting theft by swindle in the theft, according to a Dakota County criminal complaint filed today. The brother and sister allegedly stole $2,500 from Antonie Willis. The money was taken from banks in South St. Paul and Woodbury, the charges said. Willis was burned by his mother's boyfriend, Curtis...
  • Monkey "witch" burned by South African township mob

    06/01/2011 9:53:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    Global Post ^ | 6/1/11
    Animal welfare workers were contacted by a Kagiso resident traumatized by the incident, in which a vervet monkey was beaten, pelted with stones, shot at and burned to death. Animal welfare groups in South Africa have condemned the “barbaric” killing of a vervet monkey by a mob of township residents who said it was a talking witch. The monkey was beaten, pelted with stones, shot at and then doused with gas and burned to death in Kagiso near Johannesburg, by residents chanting “Kill that witch!”, reports South Africa’s Star newspaper. The vervet monkey had reportedly wandered into the township after...
  • Only 321 Murders and 2 Beheadings Since Koran Burned in Florida

    04/03/2011 12:28:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 4/2/11 | Jim Hoft
    Only 321 people were slaughtered this week by Muslims in at least 26 terror attacks including two UN workers who were beheaded in Afghanistan after prayers. Koran and a bomb. A fighter holds up a Koran and a grenade on the road between Brega and Bin Jawad in Libya, March 28, 2011. (REUTERS/Andrew Winning)
  • Puppy beaten, burned during Macon home burglary

    12/18/2010 8:39:31 AM PST · by a real Sheila · 79 replies · 2+ views
    Macon Telegraph ^ | 12/18/2010 | AMY LEIGH WOMACK
    A Macon woman arrived home from work Thursday to discover her house had been burglarized and her puppy severely cut, beaten and burned. Kristy Lipscomb, of Beddingfield Drive in south Macon, said she left home about 6 p.m. Wednesday to go to work at Houston Healthcare in Warner Robins. When she returned home just before 8 a.m. Thursday, she found her bedroom had been ransacked and her kitchen cabinets left open. The electrical meter had been stolen from an outside
  • Arabs against Arabs: Hevron Stores Burned for Dealing with Jews

    05/30/2010 12:10:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 237+ views
    inn ^ | 5/30/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The anti-Israel boycott by the Palestinian Authority took on wider dimensions Friday night when Arabs burned two Arab stores for allegedly doing business with Jews. The stores are located on “Zion Way," the route connecting Kiryat Arba with the area of the Patriarchs Cave in Hevron. The incident is another sign that the PA boycott has fostered increasingly belligerent anti-Israel sentiment. The boycott began several months ago with the confiscation in Samaria of thousands of dollars of cosmetics produced at a kibbutz near the Dead Sea in the Jordan Valley.
  • U.S. drone attack in Pakistan kills three militants

    01/01/2010 7:41:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 313+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 1, 2010 | Reporting Haji Mujtaba
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - A missile fired by a pilotless U.S. drone aircraft on Friday killed at least three militants traveling in a car in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on the Afghan border, security officials said. "The bodies were burned beyond recognition. We are trying to determine their identity," said one security official. On Thursday night, a drone attack killed at least two militants in the same region, known as a sanctuary for Taliban and al Qaeda militants fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The United States carried out at least 50 drone air strikes in northwestern border regions in 2009,...
  • ‘Operation Proper Exit’ helps injured combat vets heal emotional wounds

    12/28/2009 3:24:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 272+ views
    Multi-National Force-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Lindsey Bradford, USA
    Capt. Sam Brown hugs his wife, Capt. Robin Brown, after arriving in Baghdad as part of Operation Proper Exit, Dec. 28. Brown suffered burns to 30 percent of his body in Kandahar, Afghanistan, but has returned to Iraq to tell his story to service members and help find emotional closure. Photo by Lee Craker, Multi-National Corps - Iraq. BAGHDAD — “Alive Day” is a term used by a number of injured combat veterans to describe the day they escaped death.  Some were left with scrapes and bruises, others lost their limbs, and for some, there are emotional wounds they will...
  • Settlers attack West Bank mosque and burn holy Muslim books

    12/11/2009 6:29:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 84 replies · 4,796+ views
    The Times ^ | 12/11/2009 | James Hider
    Suspected Jewish settlers today attacked a mosque in the northern West Bank, burning holy books and spraying threatening graffiti in Hebrew on the building, Palestinian officials and Israeli police said. Extremists broke into the mosque in the village of Yasuf, near the city of Nablus, and burned Muslim holy books and prayers carpets, while sprayed slogans on the floor reading “Price tag – greetings from Effi.” The so-called price tag is the Jewish settlers’ policy of attacking Palestinians and their property in retribution for any Israeli government curb on settlement expansion. Effi is a Jewish name. The dawn attack appeared...
  • On the Ground: Americans Help Burned Girl, Train Afghans

    02/13/2009 3:35:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 285+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2009 – U.S. servicemembers treated a badly burned Afghan girl, an American contractor trained Afghan soldiers in driving and maintaining combat vehicles, and a provincial reconstruction team provided training for Afghan and prison guards in recent examples of efforts to make both an immediate and a long-term difference in Afghanistan. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Charles Lambe, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team security forces, and Army Master Sgt. Blue Rowe, Panjshir PRT civil affairs, instruct Dashtak Prison confinement guards in riot control and cell extraction tips and techniques in Panjshir province, Jan. 29, 2009. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for...
  • 'How many of my people were burned?' (Russian conductor Valery Gergiev)

    08/16/2008 6:10:34 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 43 replies · 237+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 16 August 2008 | Tim Cornwell
    A LEADING Russian conductor yesterday called for an investigation into civilian deaths in the Caucasus, the latest festival artist to weigh into the conflict. Valery Gergiev, director of the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, said there were large numbers of casualties sustained in South Ossetia, near where he grew up, in the first hours of the fighting. Citing reports that 1,600 bodies were found after early attacks by Georgian forces, he asked: "Do you know how many more were burned alive?" Gergiev, who works with orchestras from Rotterdam to New York, conducts three major concerts in the Edinburgh International Festival this weekend...
  • 'Witches' burnt to death in Kenya

    05/22/2008 4:58:49 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 14 replies · 149+ views
    BBC ^ | 21 May 2008 | Staff
    Eleven elderly people accused of being witches have been burned to death by a mob in the west of Kenya, police say. A security operation has been launched to hunt down villagers suspected of killing them in Kisii District. The BBC's Muliro Telewa in the region says the gang had a list of the victims and picked them out individually. The area has witnessed similar attacks in the past when people suspected of engaging in witchcraft have been killed or ostracised. But our reporter says that this is a surprisingly large number of people to be attacked at the same...
  • Dad Who Burned Kids in Dryer: Thought They Could Have a Good Time Without Money

    03/06/2008 12:08:05 PM PST · by Dysart · 89 replies · 6,886+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 3-6-08
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A Hutchinson man is on trial this week on charges he put his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son in a hot clothes dryer. In a videotaped interview with detectives shown in court Wednesday, Aron Pritchard said he put the children in the dryer to show them they could have a good time without much money. An hour later, the dryer had become hot and the boy had second-degree burns.
  • Purported Al Qaeda Video Shows Prisoners Burned Alive

    02/15/2008 3:37:58 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 49 replies · 221+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2008 | Fox News
    "Al Qaeda's latest display of terror has made its way onto the Internet, showing horrifying images of what appear to be prisoners in Iraq being doused with an inflammatory liquid and then burned alive." http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,330810,00.html
  • Police Attention Helps Burned Boy

    12/29/2007 12:13:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 228+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Robert Timmons
    Charlotte native Staff Sgt. Antonio Ellison, a medic with the 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st National Police Division training team, chats with Yousef Kasim, an Iraqi boy who had suffered from severe burns, in front of the boy’s home in the "Five Farms" area of southern Baghdad, Dec. 20. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert Timmons, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. BAGHDAD — For Yousef Kasim, living in the “Five Farms” area of Baghdad is a challenge. His family lives in a mud brick home, with no running water or electricity, in a place where, until recently, al-Qaida...
  • Soldiers, U.S. Doctors Help Iraqi Girl Burned by Boiling Water

    12/05/2007 4:22:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 182+ views
    Capt. Keri Mullens (left), brigade surgeon, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., begins treatment on 5-year-old Dhuha Khalid Abed's legs. Dhuha was brought to Patrol Base Murray by her father Khalid Abed (pictured on right) Dec. 4 to receive treatment for second and third degree burns she suffered while playing with her brother around a pot of boiling water. Photo by 2BCT, 3rd Inf. Div. PATROL BASE MURRAY — The day after treating 307 local residents at a coordinated medical engagement in Al Buaytha, U.S. Army medics were back on the job again at Patrol Base...
  • Police: Suspect burned girlfriend (Burned his name into her back)

    06/14/2005 6:23:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 108 replies · 2,223+ views
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | 6/13/05 | Jim Read
    A Syracuse man was charged with assault after he tortured his girlfriend by burning his name into her back with a heated knife blade, according to police. Marcel Tirado, 23, of 501 Seymour St., was charged with assault and unlawful imprisonment, both felonies, and a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of a weapon, said Sgt. Tom Connellan, a police spokesman. "It's incredibly cruel," Connellan said. "It's beyond imagination what this woman was going through." The woman, whom police did not identify, also had scars she told police were from earlier encounters with Tirado, Connellan said. Police gave this account: Tirado...
  • Woman bound, burned is ID'd

    10/26/2007 11:11:24 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 44 replies · 565+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 19-25-07 | Unk - Merced Sun-star
    "Pazin said. He called the crime "barbaric," saying the heat from the fire was so intense, the plastic zip-ties around Avina's feet had melted into her flesh. "She was bound and literally left for dead," Pazin said. Investigators believe the suspects in the case tied Avina at her hands and feet, placed a bag over her head and sometime early Wednesday morning drove her to a location on South Avenue in the Ballico area, between Pepper Street and Ballico Avenue."
  • Russian billionaire seriously injured in Ferrari wipe-out

    12/12/2006 1:51:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 68 replies · 5,424+ views
    London Times ^ | 11/27/06 | Charles Bremner
    <p>French police are investigating a car crash involving a billionaire Russian parliamentarian who was critically injured when his Ferrari slammed into a tree on the Mediterranean seafront in Nice.</p> <p>Suleyman Kerimov, 40, a far rightwing member of the State Duma from Dagestan, was said by police to have lost control of the car as he sped on Saturday in rain along the Promenade des Anglais, the Riviera’s most celebrated thoroughfare.</p>
  • Getting The News From The Enemies Mouth

    11/25/2006 9:41:15 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 631+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11/25/06 | Curt
    Yesterday there were two incidents that I wrote about involving the use of enemy propagandists by our MSM. Now take a look at the latest "all hell is breaking loose" report on Iraq, from the AP of course: BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen broke into two Shiite homes and killed 21 men in front of their relatives in an Iraqi village, police said Saturday, as Vice President Dick Cheney sought Saudi Arabia's help in calmingIraq after an especially violent week of sectarian violence. U.S. and Iraqi forces also killed 58 insurgents during fighting north of the capital, they said.Baghdad remained under...
  • Soldier hit by IED

    07/21/2006 7:12:35 AM PDT · by federalist1 · 13 replies · 776+ views
    Rest in Peace, Matthew Wallace.
  • Soldier hit by IED, prayers please

    07/17/2006 11:52:02 AM PDT · by federalist1 · 103 replies · 1,529+ views
    Soldier in need of prayer.
  • (VANITY) 'Hadji Girl' was offensive, huh

    06/14/2006 11:41:32 PM PDT · by Number57 · 56 replies · 1,434+ views
    Various Video Clips (VVC) ^ | Two days ago | Me
    I saw Chris Matthews say something the other night... that we might be the 'bad guys'. So I reached for the closest 'bad guys' clip I could find (guess what? I didn't have to reach far), and merged his statement with old school Nirvana and some sickos. The last minute or so is left black so you can absorb what you've seen. Enjoy. Or not. I don't. I caution you: this is not pretty (but I urge you to watch): http://youtube.com/watch?v=vJ4-5viZxO0 Chris Matthews: "We can't win, is a good reason"
  • "Denton County Man Held in Torture that Killed Puppy" (dragged, doused with gasoline, set on fire)

    04/27/2006 8:37:17 AM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 67 replies · 1,942+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Thu, Apr. 27, 2006 | BILL MILLER
    A man suspected of burning and stabbing a pit bull puppy that later died was arrested early Thursday, according to reports. Deshann Brown, 21, was arrested shortly after midnight in Corinth, a community in Denton County, and charged with animal cruelty, according to a report from NBC 5. The 10-month-old puppy, named Mercy, died Sunday despite efforts to save her from extensive injuries. She had been cut, stabbed, doused with gasoline and set afire. At one point last week, her caretakers said she had experienced a comfortable night and was eating. Mercy was found about two weeks ago in a...
  • Immigration tensions spark flag-burning in A.J. (Mexican Flag Burned)

    03/31/2006 4:49:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,555+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | March 31, 2006 | Blake Herzog
    This week’s tensions over immigration reform literally caught fire in the East Valley on Thursday when students raised a Mexican flag over Apache Junction High School — and then other students yanked it down and burned it. “I know (they) shouldn’t have burned the Mexican flag,” said Jacob Stewart, a 16-year-old sophomore. “I heard it was raised above the American flag and that just irked me.” He said the turbulence was tied to the newsmaking debates in the state Legislature and in Congress, where ideas from offering illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship to making them felons are being considered....
  • Burned Man Says He Was Better Off Naked

    03/15/2006 2:25:20 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 870+ views
    Comcast.net & AP ^ | March 14, 2006 | Associated Press
    FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Paul Kuschel would have been better off naked _ like many of the folks at Sunnier Palms Nudist Park. Instead, he was wearing a pair of nylon shorts Sunday when a generator he was working on backfired and sprayed him with starter fluid, setting him ablaze. "I would have been better off wearing nothing on at all," Kuschel told Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. The fire seared his shorts to his backside. "It's a good thing I wasn't wearing a shirt," he said. Kuschel, 43, suffered second-degree and third-degree burns. He was taken to a hospital with...
  • THE ESSENTIAL NEED FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

    03/03/2006 4:27:53 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 10 replies · 784+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 3 March 2006 | Timothy Rollins
    THE ESSENTIAL NEED FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher March 3, 2006 WARNING: This DOUBLE-LENGTH article contains material that is brutally and even horrifically graphic. This is not recommended reading for children, those with weak stomachs, or those whose sensitivities may be destroyed by so doing. Neither this author nor The American Partisan will be considered liable for either the contents of this article or the reaction of its readers to viewing, reading or hearing it. Think it over VERY CAREFULLY before deciding to proceed past this point.If there was ever a case begging for capital punishment-despite...
  • Muslim Mob Targets Western Businesses in Pakistan

    02/14/2006 12:53:13 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 13 replies · 419+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | Tuesday, February 14, 2006
    Muslim Mob Targets Western Businesses in Pakistan Tuesday, February 14, 2006 LAHORE, Pakistan — Thousands of protesters rampaged through two cities Tuesday, storming into a diplomatic district and torching Western businesses and a provincial assembly in Pakistan's worst violence against the Prophet Muhammad drawings, officials said. At least two people were killed and 11 injured. Security forces fired into the air as they struggled to contain the unrest in the eastern city of Lahore, where protesters burned down four buildings housing a hotel, two banks, a KFC restaurant and the office of a Norwegian cell phone company, Telenor. U.S. and...
  • Four More Alabama Churches Set on Fire

    02/07/2006 7:23:02 PM PST · by Sunshine55 · 41 replies · 851+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, February 07, 2006 | AP via Fox News
    BOLIGEE, Ala. — Fires damaged or destroyed four more Baptist churches across the Alabama countryside Tuesday, less than a week after a string of five blazes that were ruled arson. Church member Johnny Archibald said smoke was pouring from Morning Star Baptist in Boligee when he arrived around daybreak. "They had kicked the door in," he said. "Evidently they had set the pulpit on fire and went out the front door." Tuesday's fires took place at churches off rural roads, about 10 to 20 miles apart. They were in a cluster of three counties, about 60 miles from the Bibb...
  • U.S. Army Doctors Aid Badly Burned Afghan Baby (Awwwwwww alert!)

    02/07/2006 3:35:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 458+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Pfc. Vincent Fusco
    Personnel at the 249th General Hospital developed a close bond with the infant, badly burned on her face and head at two days old when a kerosene lamp exploded in her home. BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2006 — Soldiers from 249th General Hospital, Task Force Strength visited Zargona, a special Afghan girl who, in the first five months of her life, received inpatient care for life-threatening injuries. Zargona, like many Afghans, has only one name and was badly burned on her face and head at two days old when a kerosene lamp exploded in her home in May. "She's...
  • Kennedy Republicans (Closet Democrat Arnold Schwarzenegger has kicked the door wide open)

    12/01/2005 9:38:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 190 replies · 2,441+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/2/2005 | George Neumayr
    Arnold Schwarzenegger's selection of archliberal Susan Kennedy, a former Cabinet secretary to Gray Davis, as his new chief of staff "is the last straw for a lot of grassroots California Republicans," says California Republican Assembly president Mike Spence to TAS. Spence describes the appointment as the equivalent of "George Bush appointing Howard Dean to be his chief of staff." Even the jaw of George Skelton (the Los Angeles Times columnist who has spent much of his career telling the California GOP to move left) dropped after the appointment of Kennedy, who is one of the state's leading abortion proponents, a...
  • France Set to Extend State of Emergency

    11/14/2005 7:24:01 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 24 replies · 883+ views
    Yahoo News & AP ^ | 11/14/2005 | D'ARCY DORAN
    PARIS - The French Cabinet approved a bill Monday to extend the country's state of emergency for three months, while youths set schools ablaze and waged other scattered arson attacks across France. Though the unrest is abating, the bill, if approved by parliament as expected, would allow a 12-day state of emergency to be prolonged until mid-February if needed. The emergency measures empower regions to impose curfews on minors, conduct house searches and take other steps to prevent unrest. "It is a measure of protection and precaution," President Jacques Chirac said. Chirac stressed that the measure was "temporary" and that...
  • Two Pakistan Churches Burned

    11/12/2005 6:05:15 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 4 replies · 426+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | Saturday, November 12, 2005
    Two Pakistan Churches Burned Saturday, November 12, 2005 LAHORE , Pakistan — Hundreds of Muslims attacked and burned two churches in Pakistan on Saturday after reports that a Christian man had desecrated Islam's holy book. No one was injured in the blazes. A school, student hostel and the home of a priest were also torched by the crowd of about 1,500 Muslims near the town of Sangla Hill, about 80 miles northeast of Lahore, said police official Ali Asghar Dogar. The attacks were being investigated. About two dozen people had been arrested, Dogar said. The fires came a day after...
  • Angry Afghans

    10/22/2005 11:08:23 AM PDT · by georgiadevildog · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Sarge's Spot ^ | 10-22-05 | Daniel
    So if you're a soldier, fighting a battle against the 2nd tier perpetrators of 9/11, and you've got a couple of dead Taliban on your hands, what do you do? Spend hours digging 6-foot deep graves with your E-tool? I don't think so. They burned the bodies. And the headline? Stench Prompted U.S. Troops to Burn Corpses The desecration of Taliban dead prompts outrage in Afghanistan Yes, those Afghans are angry, because bodies are only to be burned in hell, they say. Yes, those Afghans are angry, because the evil Americans have desecrated the dead. They're angry, and you know...
  • AFP: US troops burned bodies in Afghanistan because 'they stank': report

    10/21/2005 6:43:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 874+ views
    afp on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/05 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US soldiers burned the bodies of two Taliban fighters in Afghanistan because villagers had not claimed them a day after they were killed and the bodies "were bloated and they stank," a US magazine reported, citing soldiers who were present at the incident. Australian television reported on Wednesday that soldiers had burned the bodies of two suspected Taliban militants and afterwards used the incident to insult villagers and try to provoke them into attacking US-led coalition troops. The incident has prompted a US military investigation into the alleged desecration of the corpses, which is in violation of...
  • Report: U.S. Troops Burned Taliban Bodies

    10/19/2005 10:11:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,839+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/19/05 | Meraiah Foley - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - The U.S. military said Wednesday it was investigating a report carried on an Australian television network that claimed American soldiers in Afghanistan burned the bodies of two Taliban fighters and then used the action to taunt other Islamic militants. The SBS television network broadcast video footage that purportedly showed U.S. soldiers burning the bodies of the suspected Taliban fighters in the hills outside the southern village of Gonbaz, near the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar. The network said the footage was taken by a freelance journalist, Stephen Dupont, who told The Associated Press he was embedded with...
  • Jolt from PG&E control box seriously burns woman

    10/04/2005 1:03:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 55 replies · 1,189+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/4/5 | Steve Rubenstein
    SAN JOSE -- A San Jose woman was burned over 50 percent of her body early today when electricity surged through her after she apparently broke into a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. control box, authorities said. The 41-year-old woman was being treated at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for burns she suffered at 3 a.m. at Meridian and Foxworthy avenues in San Jose, police Sgt. Nick Muyo said. The woman, who was not identified, was "apparently attempting to access the control box in order to remove copper wire,'' PG&E spokesman Jeff Smith said. Smith said that PG&E copper wire...
  • Man arrested after dog found burned to death in oven

    08/29/2005 5:53:01 AM PDT · by Muzzle_em · 43 replies · 1,449+ views
    Macon Telegraph ^ | 8-29-05 | Associated Press
    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Police have arrested two people after a woman returned home to find her home burglarized and her dog burned to death in the oven. Angela DeLettre returned home Thursday afternoon to find her back door open, items missing and kitchen sink overflowing with water. She was able to find one of her dogs, a 6-year-old shi tzu named Pepper. But she was unable to find her other dog, a 1-year-old rat terrier. Police later found the dog burned to death in the oven, which had been set to 400 degrees. Alexander Davis, 19 and Evelyn Jeanette Williams,...
  • The Muslim Hate Crime That Wasn't - (Michelle Malkin: "Repent, all ye Infidels!!)

    07/05/2005 9:18:47 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 958+ views
    REDSTATESUSA.COM ^ | JULY 6, 2005 | MICHELLE MALKIN
    The grievance industry went into overdrive last month when burned Korans were reportedly discovered at a local mosque in southwest Virginia. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations issued an immediate press release on June 16 calling for "Americans of all faiths to obtain and read the Quran after burned copies of Islam's revealed text were found" in a shopping bag at the front door of the Islamic Center of Blacksburg. Repent, all ye infidels! Incensed CAIR officials contacted the FBI and pressured authorities to treat the incident as possibly "bias-related." CAIR-MD/VA Director of Civil Rights Shama Farooq lectured that "A...
  • CA: Sacramento fiddles, state gets burned

    06/08/2005 9:58:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 380+ views
    OC Register ^ | 6/8/05 | Op/Ed
    Although the California Constitution requires a balanced budget by June 15, the state Legislature almost certainly will not meet that deadline. Once again the Legislature has frittered away its time - even as the state budget crisis continues. Instead it again has introduced hundreds of bills, few of which are relevant to the budget discussion ... Here are some of the bills that are most damaging to freedom or simply frivolous. --snip-- Driver's licenses:SB 60 is by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles. ... But people from other countries already can use their own driver's licenses here and get car insurance....
  • Man Burned In Outhouse Explosion

    06/03/2005 7:41:50 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 31 replies · 1,126+ views
    WKYT.com ^ | 6-3-05 | WKYT
    A man is recovering from burns after lighting a cigarette in a portable outhouse in Monongalia County, West Virginia, causing the outhouse to explode. The incident occurred Tuesday morning in Blacksville, West Virginia. The man's name and condition aren't being released, but emergency officials say he wasn't severely hurt and even drove himself to a clinic. A spokeswoman for Monongalia Emergency Medical Services said the explosion was caused because there was a build-up of methane gases inside the outhouse. She said the methane didn't "take too kindly" to the lit cigarette.
  • Economic adviser burned by Christmas tree (Pres. Bush, X41 administration)

    02/09/2005 2:24:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 695+ views
    PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - A Princeton economics professor and former presidential adviser lay in critical condition after being burned while carrying a blazing Christmas tree from his home. David Bradford, who served as a top economic adviser to former President Bush, suffered third-degree burns over half his body early Tuesday, police said. He was being treated at a hospital in Philadelphia. The fire was caused by one of about 10 lit candles on the tree, which had been in the house since December, police said. Bradford was a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1991 to 1993.
  • List of Vandalized, Burned Churches during February 13-17 - 1998 Riots (Muslims, Indonesia)

    11/19/2004 11:51:20 PM PST · by miltonim · 1 replies · 470+ views
    www.fica.org ^ | February 1997
    List of Vandalized, Burned Churches during February 13-17'98 Riots Pamanukan District, Subang Municipality, West Java Province The riot occurred on Friday, February 13, 1998. Around 9:00 Western Indonesia Times (WIT) the police officers from Pamanukan sector urged the stores to be close immediately. The mob started to show up at 9:30 WIT. From the West side, the mob came by motorcycles, in a group of three per motorcycle. They wore black uniforms, with black head bands. The mob probably came from Ciasem. From the East side, the mob came by trucks. The two groups met on the crossroad between Jakarta-Cirebon...
  • Palestinian Authority Offices Burned Down [Terrorists Eating Their Own]

    07/18/2004 7:58:00 AM PDT · by Alouette · 71 replies · 2,977+ views
    AP ^ | July 18, 2004 | Ibrahim Barzak
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gunmen angry over Yasser Arafat's overhaul of his security forces burned down Palestinian Authority offices in Gaza on Sunday. In the West Bank city of Ramallah, Arafat met with his prime minister, Ahmed Qureia, to discuss the political crisis that erupted over continuing violence in Gaza and Qureia's attempt to resign as head of the Palestinian government. "I totally reject your resignation and consider it nonexistent," Arafat told Qureia at a meeting Sunday, according to Cabinet minister Saeb Erekat. Qureia told his Cabinet on Saturday he was firm in his decision to quit. Dozens of...