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  • Trump and Clinton will face off in first presidential debate in their home state of New York

    07/19/2016 6:11:17 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/19/2016 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, had been supposed to host the first presidential debate. But on Tuesday it announced it was pulling out of hosting because of concerns it could not 'guarantee the safety and security' of campus. Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, will now host September 26 clash which will be first between the rival candidates.
  • Naughty by Nurture, BFD (Lyrics)

    09/04/2012 10:44:58 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs
    Anger and Defeat | Now | Me
    BIDEN... Army with Disharmony! O drop a load on 'em! OBAMA... BFD, how can I explain it? I'll take you, blame by blame it. To have y'all hoping, shall we change it? B is for BigBro. F's The F-ing Forward Feel. The last D ...well...that's not that real. It's sorta like another way you call a biggie meal. It's four little letters that are missin' in. It's making lemonade that I be pissin' in. As a blaming it goes I gotta start to dissin' in. Bush it! You ever met a mooch and date her in Chicago? You do a...
  • Paterson Aides Said to Have Sought Race-Based Changes to Security Detail in ’08

    08/04/2012 3:20:32 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    N Y Times ^ | 7/31/12
    ALBANY — Aides to New York’s first African-American governor wanted a police entourage that looked more like their boss, so they made an unusual request to the State Police: Replace at least 10 white troopers assigned to protect Gov. David A. Paterson with black or Latino officers. The request prompted an extraordinary battle between the Paterson administration and leaders of the State Police shortly after Mr. Paterson, a Democrat, took office in 2008, according to court testimony, e-mails and interviews. Preston L. Felton, at the time the acting superintendent of the State Police and the first African-American to lead the...
  • Five Budgets for a Broke-Down and Busted Amerika (By gold )

    11/22/2011 2:35:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 1 replies ^ | November 22,2011 | Nick Gillespie
    President Obama wants to spend $3.7 trillion next year and $5.7 trillion in 2021. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wants to spend $3.6 trillion next year and $4.7 trillion in 2021. The Republican Study Committee (RSC) wants to spend $3.6 trillion next year and $4.2 trillion in 2021. Rand Paul wants to spend $3.7 trillion next year and $3.4 trillion in 2016. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) has a "People's Budget" outline that, in keeping with representing a math-averse nation, doesn't include anything as straightforward as a series of annual-outlay numbers, though it does promise that outlays and revenues in 2021...
  • How to Survive a Pirate Attack

    03/07/2011 8:45:11 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 17 replies ^ | Published March 07, 2011 | Paul Eisenberg
    Pirates hijacked 53 ships and held a total of 1,181 hostages ... These very unfortunate events and statistics are renewing and raising awareness about Somali piracy, and many piracy experts echo the advice of Amb. David H. Shinn, former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, who notes that “leisure travelers have no business going into the Western Indian Ocean until the crisis caused by Somali pirates has ended.”... However, “some pirates come on board just to steal things,” says Capt. James K. Staples, a Master Mariner and U.S. Merchant Marine... Given the fact that he is a desperate person...
  • Dog stayed by owner’s side for 7 days- Golden retriever guarded deceased man, who had dementia

    04/21/2010 4:48:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1,736+ views
    msnbc ^ | 4/21/10 | staff
    Through the last six years of his life, Parley Nichols, 81, never left his Hartville, Ohio, home without his dog Lady. The two were best friends, soul mates and constant companions who took care of each other. So when Parley, who had developed dementia, went missing on April 8, it was no surprise that Lady, his 6-year-old golden retriever that he bought as a puppy, was also gone.
  • The Censorship Agenda: Obama Bans "Islam"

    04/17/2010 12:21:03 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 15 replies · 562+ views
    PJTV ^ | 04/07/2010 | Bill Whittle / PJTV
    The Obama administration, on a roll, will now ban the words Islam and jihad – words that appeared hundreds of times in the 9/11 Commission report click here for video
  • Uncorked!

    03/17/2009 9:21:34 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 613+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 13, 2009 | Katherine Bindley
    SPEND $500 on two magnums of Veuve Clicquot Champagne at Bagatelle on West 13th Street in the meatpacking district, and the bottles are delivered to your table with lighted sparklers stuck in their corks. Spend $2,500 on a jeroboam of Veuve Clicquot and some magnums of Dom Pérignon, and the lights dim, the D.J. cues up the theme from “Superman,” and a waiter is hoisted onto the shoulders of his fellow servers. With a tablecloth knotted around his neck as a makeshift cape and his arms outstretched, he carries one of the blazing bottles of bubbly to your table. As...
  • How Did Reagan Defeat Communism?

    11/04/2008 11:33:09 PM PST · by FTL · 37 replies · 1,685+ views
    10/05/08 | FTL
    Reagan taught us how to defeat the Marxists. Marxists are easy to defeat if you defund and bankrupt them. Marxists win ONLY if you agree to play along. Their system is easily overwhelmed by demand. Anytime you give something away for free, there is always a run on that item. This leads to rationing. It has happened in every Socialist nation. North Korea is constantly in cycles of starvation because they work at the minimal level with no incentive while placing the maximum stress on the government to provide. Same thing in Cuba, the Soviets fell and all the Eastern...
  • Baker Case Documents Saved From Shred Order

    12/21/2006 10:26:18 AM PST · by Ancesthntr · 14 replies · 848+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 20, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – An Israeli businessman who says he served as a broker in a multimillion-dollar Iraqi collection deal by the law firm of former Secretary of State James Baker now charges in a WND interview Baker's firm tried to cover up the alleged transactions, concerned about exposure after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The deal was structured to bypass U.S. sanctions on Iraq, according to the middleman, Nir Gouaz, president of Caesar Global Securities in Israel. Gouaz claimed Houston-based Baker Botts made about $30 million collecting funds owed to a South Korean company by the Iraqi government at the peak...
  • Bill Keller "Pissed Off" by "Disgraceful" White House

    09/12/2006 2:08:51 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 112 replies · 3,466+ views
    Times Watch ^ | 12 September 2006 | Clay Waters
    The Times' executive editor accuses the Bush White House of stirring up a "partisan hatefest" against the paper over its revelation of an anti-terrorist program that monitored international banking transactions. Deep inside New York magazine's front-page profile of Times Executive Editor Bill Keller (ludicrously called a "true centrist" by writer Joe Hagan) is this gem about his reaction to White House criticism of the paper's exposure of its tracking of international banking transactions for terror clues: "They pissed me off....I think the administration is genuinely distressed that we ran the story over their objections. I think they were embarrassed by...
  • Intimate Betrayal: When the Elderly Are Robbed by Their Family Members

    08/30/2006 2:20:52 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 37 replies · 3,493+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 30 August 2006 | JEFF D. OPDYKE
    Note to retirees: Beware the family. Financial swindles are one of the fastest-growing forms of elder abuse. By some estimates, as many as five million senior citizens are victimized each year, says Sara Aravanis, director of the nonprofit National Center on Elder Abuse, which provides information to federal and state policy makers. Because of the problem's spread, "many states have laws authorizing financial institutions to report suspicions of elderly abuse," says Bruce Jay Baker, general counsel for the Illinois Bankers Association. Earlier this summer, the Securities and Exchange Commission hosted a Seniors Summit to highlight the issue, with SEC Chairman...
  • 30-Year Weather Forecast By Japan

    07/20/2006 6:19:10 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 728+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-20-2006 | Colin Joyce
    30-year weather forecast by Japan By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 20/07/2006) Japan's science ministry hopes to harness the power of a supercomputer called the Earth Simulator to deliver forecasts 30 years into the future. The computer, which occupies a warehouse in Yokohama, is one of the most powerful in the world. Scientists will use it to analyse long-term trends using data such as atmospheric pressure, global air and sea temperatures, crust movements and currents. The forecasts will tell which areas are likely to experience recurring disasters such as typhoons, storms, heavy snow, coastal erosion and droughts. The government may...
  • King Tut's Necklace Shaped By Fireball

    06/26/2006 4:32:58 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Australian ^ | 6-26-2006
    King Tut's necklace shaped by fireball June 26, 2006 LONDON: Scientists believe they have solved the mystery surrounding a piece of rare natural glass at the centre of an elaborate necklace found among the treasures of Tutankhamun, the boy pharaoh. They think a fragile meteorite broke up as it entered the atmosphere, producing a fireball with temperatures over 1800C that turned the desert sand and rock into molten lava that became glass when it cooled. Experts have puzzled over the origin of the yellow-green glass -- carved into the shape of a scarab beetle -- since it was excavated in...
  • Pro Wrestler Miffed by Pregnancy Tests

    06/10/2006 2:20:55 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 1,275+ views ^ | 6 9 06 | KELLY WIESE
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A professional wrestler claimed Friday that the state is intruding on her privacy by requiring her to provide proof from her doctor that she is not pregnant within a week of every match. Julie Utley also said pregnancy testing is too expensive for many women to continue participating in the sport. She estimated it would cost her at least $60 a month for tests. The rule took effect in November and is part of state requirements for licensing contact sports such as professional boxing, wrestling and martial arts. Utley, 19, said she has not wrestled since...
  • Judge Rules Dispute to Be Settled By 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Match (this is not a parody)

    06/08/2006 12:35:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 979+ views ^ | 6 7 06 | MATT SOKOLOFF
    June 7, 2006 — A federal judge ordered two attorneys to settle their dispute by using the children's playground game "rock, paper, scissors." The ruling yesterday by Judge Gregory Presnell of the U.S. District Court in Orlando, Fla., stated that he was so dissatisfied with the case's "latest in a series of Gordian knots" that he is fashioning "a new form of alternative dispute resolution." In the dispute at hand, the two attorneys could not agree about where to take the sworn statement of a witness in a case concerning payment of insurance claims. The judge's order states that the...
  • How do you screw up the Internet? By letting the FCC regulate it

    05/20/2006 12:07:00 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 24 replies · 828+ views ^ | 5 20 06 | CHUCK MUTH
    Remember the Big Bad Wolf? He dressed up as Grandma, hoping to fool Little Red Riding Hood long enough to eat her. Well, that's the same tactic some liberal groups and Democrats are using these days in Washington, D.C., to get government control over the Internet: Dress up a bad idea in familiar and comforting words and hope the American public will be fooled. This very bad scheme is dressed up in the oh-so-sweet sounding notion of "net neutrality." Those who coined the "net neutrality" term are hoping the words will make the public, and especially lawmakers, believe it's a...
  • Comet Break-Up Pictured By Hubble

    04/28/2006 6:06:26 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 736+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-28-2006
    Comet break-up pictured by Hubble The image shows the break-up of one fragment into smaller pieces The break-up of a comet has been shown in extraordinary detail by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. The images reveal the comet has crumbled into over three dozen fragments; many more than had been shown from ground-based observations. Astronomers say the Hubble images will provide an unprecedented opportunity to study a comet's demise. The disintegrating comet will pass Earth on 6 May at a distance of 11.7 million km (7.3 million miles). Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, discovered in 1930 by German astronomers, orbits the Sun...
  • Self-Destructing Comet To Flash Close By

    04/25/2006 2:17:04 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 1,319+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-24-2006 | Kimm Groshong
    Self-destructing comet to flash close by 10:30 24 April 2006 news service Kimm Groshong Astronomers will soon be treated to a close-up celestial show, with a fragmenting comet streaming across the sky in more than 30 chunks. Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 has been breaking up since 1995, but between 12 and 14 May will come closer to the Earth than any comet since 1983. Fortunately no threat is posed to Earth since, even at its closest, the nearest of the pieces will be twenty times more distant than the Moon. But astronomers around the world will take advantage of the...
  • Kadima Tells Likud: Withdrawals Will Be Made By 2008

    04/09/2006 10:50:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 320+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Apr 09, '06 | Staff
    Kadima party officials told the Likud’s coalition negotiating team that Kadima plans to implement its “convergence plan” to uproot dozens of Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria by 2008. Kadima negotiators said the withdrawals would be made prior to the next U.S. presidential election in November 2008. After the meeting between the two teams which took place in Ramat Gan’s Maccabiah Olympic village, former Education Minister, MK Limor Livnat (Likud) concluded, “the chance that we’ll be joining the coalition is very, very unlikely.” Kadima negotiators also told their Likud counterparts that Kadima would oppose holding a national referendum on carrying...