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  • Mistrial Declared For St. Clair Shores Police Officer In Robbery Case ("stole back" stolen iPhone)

    02/22/2015 10:31:35 AM PST · by Drew68 · 15 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 21 Feb 2015
    <p>DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - A Detroit jury couldn’t reach a verdict in the case of an off-duty suburban police sergeant accused of robbing three men suspected in the theft of a cellphone belonging to his daughter.</p> <p>Wayne County Circuit Judge Tim Kenny declared a mistrial Friday for Michael Notoriano. The suspended St. Clair Shores officer was charged with armed robbery and unlawful imprisonment stemming from the July 2013 incident.</p>
  • Wretched US Journalism on Ukraine

    02/10/2015 8:02:01 PM PST · by Drew68 · 25 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 09 Feb 15 | Robert Parry
    A basic rule of journalism is that there are almost always two sides to a story and that journalists should try to reflect that reality, a principle that is especially important when lives are at stake amid war fevers. Yet, American journalism has failed miserably in this regard during the Ukraine crisis. With very few exceptions, the mainstream U.S. media has simply regurgitated the propaganda from the U.S. State Department and other entities favoring western Ukrainians. There has been little effort to view the worsening crisis through the eyes of ethnic Russian Ukrainians living in the east or the Russians...
  • Astronomical discovery: 'Super Saturn' with rings 200 times as large

    01/28/2015 2:55:55 PM PST · by Drew68 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 28 Jan 15 | Ben Brumfield
    (CNN)In 1610, after he built his telescope, Galileo Galilei first spotted enormous Saturn's gigantic rings. More than 400 years later, astronomers have in a sense dwarfed that discovery with a similar first. Using powerful optics, they have found a much larger planet-like body, J1407b, with rings 200 times the size of Saturn's, U.S. and Dutch astronomers said. It lies some 400 light-years away from Earth. For decades, scientists have believed that many moons around large planets formed out of such ring systems. But this is the first one astronomers have observed aside from Saturn's, they said. It was discovered in...
  • Caution! 'American Sniper' Is a Dangerous Movie (Lefty "Indigenous Person" is concerned)

    01/26/2015 5:07:08 PM PST · by Drew68 · 104 replies
    Indian Country ^ | 1/25/15 | Mateo Romero
    I was looking forward to seeing American Sniper. I took my brown Native high school-aged son to see it. I’m a fan of Clint Eastwood’s acting and directing, and his Sniper is a beautifully shot and directed action packed flick. But after his film, I spent the hour’s drive home explaining to my son why I thought the movie was dangerous and corrosive to the American people. This is a tense war movie that looks great. But just underneath the film’s sexy veneer is a shockingly racist ideology of hate and death that is advanced by the white male sniper...
  • Yet Another Image to Haunt Sarah Palin if She Ever Does Run for Office?

    01/23/2015 6:42:15 PM PST · by Drew68 · 238 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 23 Jan 15 | Andrew Kirell
  • Employee killed in shooting at Mesa (AZ) QuikTrip

    01/23/2015 2:26:13 PM PST · by Drew68 · 19 replies
    AZ Family ^ | 22 Jan 15 | Karen Brown
    MESA, Ariz. -- An employee at a QuikTrip convenience store was shot and killed early Thursday morning, according to police. The QT is located at Stapley Drive and Broadway Road. The shooting was followed by a high-speed chase for about 25 miles from Mesa to southwest Phoenix as police tried to capture the shooting suspect. They said a witness had flagged them down at the QT. Apolinar Altamirano, 29, of Mesa, was taken into custody at 19th Avenue and Buckeye Road. He faces charges including first-degree murder, armed robbery, burglary, possession of a weapon by a prohibited possessor and unlawful...
  • Democrats lose the ‘torture’ debate

    01/06/2015 12:09:21 PM PST · by Drew68 · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05 Jan 15 | Marc Thiessen
    As we begin 2015, we can take solace that the “torture” debate is finally behind us. But before we close the book on six sordid years of Democratic demagoguery and investigations, let the record show that the opponents of the CIA interrogation program were completely and utterly defeated. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who chairs the Senate intelligence committee, launched a six-year, 6,000-page, $40 million investigation into the CIA interrogation program, with the goal of convincing Americans that a) the program did not work and that b) enhanced interrogations were wrong and should never again be permitted. She failed on all...
  • Africans urged to back continent’s first moon mission

    01/05/2015 2:32:46 PM PST · by Drew68 · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05 January 2015 | David Smith
    "The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena,” wrote the astronomer Carl Sagan. “Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.” Africa has had its fair share of self-important generals and emperors who failed to comprehend the bigger picture. Now the continent is being asked to gaze upward and unite for a common goal: its first mission to the moon. Organisers of Africa2Moon hope to inspire and educate a new generation of engineers...
  • Xmas or Bust: The Untold Story of 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'

    12/22/2014 5:37:59 PM PST · by Drew68 · 50 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 22 dec 14 | Rob Ledonne
    It started as a continuation of the misadventures of the Griswold family; it ended up becoming one of the most surprisingly popular and oft-quoted holiday movies of all time. This month marks the 25th anniversary of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, in which beleaguered patriarch Clark Griswold — played by the inimitable Chevy Chase — tries to engineer the picture-perfect seasonal festivities: the best naturally procured tree, the biggest and brightest (literally) Christmas-light display on the block, the end-of-the-year bonus from his Scrooge-like boss. It's the only comedy to appeal to those who live for that deck-the-halls spirit, viewers who are...
  • Orlando police pepper spray hundreds of women mobbing store having a one cent weave sale

    10/13/2014 7:47:26 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 89 replies
    Police had to use pepper spray to control hundreds of women who had stormed a store offering hair weaves for a knockdown price of one cent. More than 400 women had tried to be among the first to get into the Orlando store to take up the offer. Despite the presence of eight police officers and two security guards they were unable to control the surge of women trying to grab a bargain. Surveillance video captures two officers using pepper spray to try and make the crowd back up. The officers sprayed over the heads of the women rather than...
  • Man killed by cops after car thief alleges meth find

    10/05/2014 1:25:00 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 173 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 03 Oct 14 | George Mathis
    A Georgia man was killed by police executing a search warrant obtained after a car thief told police he stole methamphetamine from the dead man’s vehicle, media reports say. ...snip... The homeowner, David Hooks, a 59-year-old grandfather and businessman, reported the missing SUV....snip... An hour after getting the search warrant, Shook said David Hooks’ wife saw camouflaged men in her yard with guns and told her husband. David Hooks’ final act was to arm himself with a shotgun....snip... Police searched the home for 44 hours and found no drugs.
  • Boy hit with gun during South Toledo robbery (6-month old pistol-whipped)

    09/15/2014 5:00:22 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 12 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 9/15/2014 | Staff
    A 6-month-old boy remains in critical condition today after being hit on the head with a gun during a robbery in South Toledo. The infant, and his parents, were taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. The parents, Phillip Darrington and Cheyenne Peters, were treated and released. The name of the child was not provided.
  • Poll: Most Americans Want to Criminalize Pre-Teens Playing Unsupervised

    08/23/2014 9:08:42 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 119 replies ^ | 20 AUG 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    A whopping 68 percent of Americans think there should be a law that prohibits kids 9 and under from playing at the park unsupervised, despite the fact that most of them no doubt grew up doing just that. What's more: 43 percent feel the same way about 12-year-olds. They would like to criminalize all pre-teenagers playing outside on their own (and, I guess, arrest their no-good parents). Those are the results of a Reason/Rupe poll confirming that we have not only lost all confidence in our kids and our communities—we have lost all touch with reality. "I doubt there has...
  • Why Great Husbands Are Being Abandoned

    08/15/2014 3:47:26 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 76 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 13 August 2014 | Randi Gunther, Ph.D
    Not so many years ago, married men had the freedom to live by one set of rules away from home, and a different set at the hearth. Because they held the power to distribute resources however they wished, they could decide what and when to share them. As women have become legitimate wage earners with more powerful voices, they have challenged their chosen partners to participate in a whole new kind of connection that does not accept automatic hierarchy. In the last few decades women have slowly driven their point home. The millennial men, who are their current counterparts, are...
  • 8 Reasons Children of the 1970s Should All Be Dead

    08/15/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 329 replies ^ | 09 June 14 | Yeoman Lowbrow
    The way things are going, every kid is going to go to school wearing bubble wrap and a helmet. Back in the 1970s (and earlier), parents didn’t stress about our health and safety as much as they do today. It’s not that they cared less – they just didn’t worry compulsively about it. Parents of 2014 need to be reminded of how less restricted, less supervised, less obsessively safety-conscious things were… and it was just fine. 1. JARTS: IMPALING ARROWS OF DEATH Can your mind comprehend a more deadly toy than a weighted spear that kids hurl through the air...
  • Senator Rand Paul Introduces the FAIR Act (asset forfeiture reform)

    07/25/2014 7:44:33 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 34 replies
    Senator Rand Paul ^ | 24 July 14
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Rand Paul yesterday introduced S. 2644, the FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) Act, which would protect the rights of citizens and restore the Fifth Amendment's role in seizing property without due process of law. Under current law, law enforcement agencies may take property suspected of involvement in crime without ever charging, let alone convicting, the property owner. In addition, state agencies routinely use federal asset forfeiture laws; ignoring state regulations to confiscate and receive financial proceeds from forfeited property. The FAIR Act would change federal law and protect the rights of property owners by requiring that...
  • Friends and family remember Isiah Haggins Jr. (16-year old killed while robbing store)

    07/13/2014 3:15:03 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 156 replies
    WDTN Dayton ^ | 12 July 14 | Beairshelle Edmé
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Family and friends gathered outside of a Dayton shopping plaza to remember a teen shot in an apparent robbery attempt. Isiah Haggins Jr., 16, was shot multiple times by the owner of the Step-N-Style clothing store in the Northwest Shopping Plaza on West Siebenthaler Avenue on June 30. Police said Haggins, along with another suspect, walked into the store armed with guns in a reported robbery attempt. Since Haggins’ death was declared a homicide, the Sisters of the Precious Blood held a vigil for him Saturday afternoon. People gathered Saturday outside of the store to pray...
  • Triple shooting at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado

    06/20/2014 3:33:53 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | 20 June 14
    Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado was locked down Thursday night after a triple shooting, authorities said. The shooting took place shortly after a concert that featured Nas and Schoolboy Q. Witnesses said over social media that SWAT members were moving into the venue and police helicopters were buzzing overhead....snip...The concert was a benefit for a gang-rescue effort sponsored by Metro Denver Partners.
  • Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken severs spine in accident

    06/10/2014 1:48:12 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | 09 June 14
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend, and told emergency workers she could not move her toes or feel anything touching her legs. The 46-year-old swimmer, who goes by her married name Van Dyken Rouen, was injured Friday. She was airlifted to a hospital and had surgery to stabilize her spine. Hospital spokeswoman Alice Giedraitis didn't provide details Monday on Rouen's injuries. She said the swimmer was in good condition. A letter from the Van Dyken and Rouen families said she severed her spinal cord...
  • Family of Dead Armed Robber Speaks Out Against CCP Holder Who Shot Him & Calls For Stricter Gun Laws

    05/07/2014 3:16:38 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 96 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | 03 May 14 | Dan Cannon
    The family of an armed robber is speaking out after surveillance video was released of their family member committing an armed robbery. On the video Dante Williams is clearly seen entering a South Carolina Waffle House, pointing a gun at employees and customers and attempting to rob the restaurant. Justin Harrison was eating at the bar. Harrison, a concealed carry permit holder, was armed. He waited for an opportunity, shot Williams, and attempted to detain the second suspect. The family of Williams says that Harrison didn’t need to shoot and shouldn’t have felt threatened. They want to change South Carolina’s...
  • 'It's OK to drink six pints a day': Alcohol expert says...

    04/21/2014 5:55:22 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21Apr14
    Drinking up to six pints a day is OK for your health, a leading alcohol scientist has claimed. Dr Kari Poikolainen, who used to work for the World Health Organisation as an alcohol expert, examined decades of research into its effects.
  • Liam Neeson saves dog from a group of teenagers

    03/21/2014 3:17:03 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 43 replies ^ | 19 March 14
    Actor Liam Neeson reportedly turned real-life hero to save a dog from a group of kids in New York. Reports suggest the Taken star was jogging in Central Park, New York when he heard a woman calling for help as she attempted to stop a group of young thugs throwing rocks at a stray dog they had cornered, according to A source tells the National Enquirer, "Liam charged down a path and confronted three gangbanger wannabe types. "Liam yelled that they'd better stop or he'd knock the c**p out of them - but the punks just swaggered up and...
  • On 10th Anniversary Of ‘The Passion Of The Christ’: Hollywood, Take Mel Gibson Off Your Blacklist

    03/12/2014 4:35:10 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11 Mar 14 | Allison Hope Weiner
    How ironic is it that Hollywood studios walk on eggshells with faith-based groups hoping their religious epics like Noah do a fraction of the business Mel Gibson did with The Passion Of The Christ, while those studios continue to shun Gibson like a leper? What better way to commemorate Passion‘s 10th anniversary than journalist Allison Hope Weiner‘s examination of her relationship with Gibson and how it evolved from harsh coverage to the point where she feels strongly enough about his good qualities and recovery to urge Hollywood to consider giving him another chance. Weiner has written about Gibson for Deadline...
  • Rick Santorum warns fellow Republicans: ‘We live in a bubble’

    01/11/2014 10:13:11 AM PST · by Drew68 · 155 replies (Austin, TX) ^ | 09 Jan 14 | Jonathan Tilove
    Republicans “live in a bubble,” former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum told the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature Thursday, and are detached from the pop culture and concerns of the average Americans whose allegiance they need to prevail nationally. “We live in a bubble. We don’t realize what’s going on,” said the once and perhaps future presidential candidate who is now head of a movie studio based in Flower Mound that produces Christian entertainment. “How many of you watch prime time network television? I suspect none of you.” He told his audience, which will also be...
  • Twenty years later... The "THWACK" heard around the world.

    01/10/2014 9:28:49 PM PST · by Drew68 · 67 replies
    youtube ^ | 11 Jan 14
    Debating this on another forum... What do you all think? Prior to her infamy, was Tonya Harding not the best skater in the world? History of the Triple Axel
  • Trial begins for Dallas man accused of murdering neighbors in dog-poop dispute

    01/08/2014 6:36:05 AM PST · by Drew68 · 80 replies
    Dallas Culture Map ^ | 07 Jan 14 | Claire St. Amant
    On January 7, the capital murder trial began for a man charged with killing his neighbors after a prolonged dog-poop dispute. Issues of race, language, economics and age complicate the already unusual case. Chung Kim, 76, allegedly shot and killed Michelle Jackson and Jaime Stafford on February 4, 2013, at Sable Ridge Condominiums in North Dallas. Jackson and Stafford, who were African-Americans in their 30s, lived in the unit above Kim and his wife. Kim, a South Korean immigrant, is using an interpreter for the trial and has previously stated he acted in self-defense. It is well-documented that Jackson and...
  • Jahi McMath: Family says brain-dead teen's body may be too deteriorated to save

    01/07/2014 9:43:49 AM PST · by Drew68 · 85 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06 Jan 14 | Lisa M. Krieger and David DeBolt
    A day after winning the three-week battle to take their brain-dead daughter from Children's Hospital Oakland, the family of Jahi McMath conceded Monday they are losing the ghastly war against nature. Her body, checked in at an undisclosed care facility Monday morning, has deteriorated so badly, that "Right now, we don't know if she's going to make it," said attorney Christopher Dolan. "She's in very bad shape," he said. "What I can tell you is that those examinations show that her medical condition, separate from the brain issue, is not good." Dolan's frank and sober assessment echoes a Friday legal...
  • Hospital agrees to let Jahi McMath family take girl

    01/03/2014 4:17:39 PM PST · by Drew68 · 128 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 03 Jan 14 | Henry Lee
    <p>The agreement, described in the Oakland courtroom of Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo, is the latest development in an unusual battle between the hospital and the girl's family, who has rejected declarations that Jahi is dead as a result of brain death.</p>
  • Jahi McMath: Terri Schiavo group secretly leading transfer efforts

    01/01/2014 8:51:34 AM PST · by Drew68 · 70 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 31 Dec 13 | Matthias Gafni
    The last hope for Jahi McMath to be kept on a ventilator may come from a former Long Island hairdresser who runs a brain-injury treatment center dedicated to Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman whose case sparked a fierce nationwide end-of-life debate.
  • Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their (free) presents

    12/25/2013 3:32:02 PM PST · by Drew68 · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 24 Dec 13 | Ellen Jean Hirst
    <p>People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve.</p> <p>Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, a Chicago native, hosted her fifth annual toy drive at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Chicago in the West Pullman neighborhood. Robinette Williams, a spokeswoman for the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, said the organization expected to serve 6,000 children from across the Chicago area.</p>
  • Urine detection system installed in Atlanta transit station elevator

    12/24/2013 2:49:22 PM PST · by Drew68 · 57 replies
    ATLANTA — The city of Atlanta is looking to clean up the image, and the odor, of its transit system. Many of its elevators have doubled as restrooms and smell like it. That's about to change with first-of-its-kind technology which catches "offenders" literally -- with their pants down. "The smell hits you so bad. You hold your breath just to hurry up and get off the elevator," said Alicia Porter, a rider on a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train. MARTA elevators have a smelly reputation. To get to the train, you often have to ride in a urinal...
  • A couple of Jewish girls jamming on acoustic Gibsons in front of a Christmas tree...

    12/21/2013 3:51:47 PM PST · by Drew68 · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | 18 December 13
    Thanks Louise and Nina! Thanks for burying the hatchet. Can't wait for the new Brad Wood produced tunes. And if anyone forgot how freakingly awesome these two chicks rocked a couple of decades ago, here you go: Seether (Glastonbury '95)Yeah, Miley, suck on this!
  • Complex punishing tenants for late rent by taking away front doors

    12/18/2013 10:51:44 AM PST · by Drew68 · 127 replies
    KHOU Houston ^ | 13 Dec 13 | Drew Karedes
    HOUSTON -- A southwest Houston complex is under fire after tenants say they were punished for late rent in a cruel and unusual way. At least three residents at Villa de Cancun, in the Sharpstown area, claim their front doors were removed. That includes Jacqueline Greene, a 27-year-old single mother of three. Greene admits she is two months behind on her rent. She knew she was in a bind but couldn’t believe her eyes when she returned home last week. “It’s humiliating, embarrassing and shameful,” said Jacqueline Greene. “It’s almost barbaric.” Greene says she thought somebody had broken into her...
  • Feds: Beavercreek (Ohio) violates civil rights (no bus service from the 'hood to their mall)

    07/05/2013 8:24:19 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 31 replies
    WDTN News ^ | 27 June 2013 | Jill Drury
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) - The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Civil Rights says the City of Beavercreek is in violation of the civil acts right when it denied the RTA's request to add a bus stop near the Mall at Fairfield Commons. The ruling states, "FHWA Office of Civil Rights, having examined the facts and the law, finds that LEAD has provided sufficient evidence to support its Title VI allegations that African Americans have faced discriminator impact as a result of the city's decision to deny the RTA's application to install bus stops along Pentagon Boulevard in the city." The...
  • Ted, white and blue: How Ted Nugent has rocked politics

    07/04/2013 12:25:53 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02 July 2013 | Steve Hendrix
    On the final morningof the 2013 NRA annual convention in May, the day was bright, the mood was festive and Ted Nugent was neither dead nor in jail. It was almost exactly a year earlier that Nugent, speaking on video at the NRA gathering in St. Louis, had made headlines by predicting one or the other would be his fate should Barack Obama become a two-termer. As far as incendiary rhetoric by the rocker-hunter-conservative firebrand goes, this was pretty tame stuff. He has referred to Obama as a “piece of s--t” and members of his administration as “criminals,” and implored...
  • White House doesn’t have ‘figure on costs’ of Africa trip (Yahoo News goes Birther)

    06/21/2013 3:57:54 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 June 2013 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Barack Obama makes the first extended trip to Africa of his presidency next week—but he won't be stopping in the country of his birth. Obama's weeklong trip—June 26-July 3—which he's taking with his wife, Michelle, and daughters Sasha and Malia, as well as with members of his economic and trade team, is to signal America's interest in trade, democracy and economic development in Africa. He will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. "We see Africa as one of the most important emerging regions in the world," deputy national security adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes told reporters on a...
  • The ‘Co-exist’ Bombers (Mark Steyn)

    04/20/2013 9:24:51 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 31 replies
    NRO ^ | 19 Apr 2013 | Mark Steyn
    <p>This has been a strange and deadly week in America. On Monday, two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, the first successful terrorist attack on a civilian target on American soil since 9/11. And yet a mere two days later, Boston’s death toll was surpassed by a freak fertilizer accident at a small town in Texas.</p>
  • Democratic governors fear gun reform moment has passed

    03/01/2013 7:37:55 AM PST · by Drew68 · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 28 feb 13 | Jonathan Martin
    Gun-control advocates hoped the shattering December murder of 20 first-graders in Newtown, Conn., would upend the de facto non-aggression pact on federal gun laws that both political parties have consented to in the last decade. But now that expanded background checks seem to be the only initiative that may pass Congress, the most powerful bloc of gun-control proponents in the country is conceding that the gripping sense of outrage following the Sandy Hook massacre has ebbed. Democratic governors fault Washington lawmakers for not acting more aggressively but, more strikingly, some even point a finger at Americans themselves for not keeping...
  • Psychiatrists to brand grief lasting longer than two weeks a mental illness

    02/23/2013 10:54:26 AM PST · by Drew68 · 160 replies ^ | 22 Feb 13 | Clifford Fram
    THE grieving process is in danger of being branded a medical condition if a mourner feels sad for more than two weeks and consults a GP, according to an international authority on death and dying. At present, mourners can feel sad for two months before being told they have a mental disorder, says Professor Dale Larson. Decades ago, a diagnosis could be made after a year.In a keynote address at an Australian Psychological Society conference in Melbourne on Saturday, Prof Larson will express his anger about the American Psychiatric Association's new diagnostic manual, DSM 5, which is used in many...
  • Van Jones: Rubio Is ‘Dangerous’ to Democrats

    02/14/2013 4:32:26 PM PST · by Drew68 · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 13 Feb 2013 | Cyrus Afzali
    Sen. Marco Rubio’s delivery of the GOP response to the State of the Union shows he’s a force the Democrats must reckon with, says former White House advisor Van Jones. The Florida Republican poses a “dangerous” political threat to Democrats because of his keen ability to emotionally connect with voters, Jones said.
  • Just Like Beer, Scotch Gets Canned

    02/08/2013 6:57:39 PM PST · by Drew68 · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09 Jan 13 | Lauren Torrisi
    Just when the controversy over the banned FourLoko has died down, a beverage company has come out with straight Scotch in a can, just like soda pop. Though there’s been no uproar so far, as was the case with the alcohol-caffeine combo FourLoko, Scottish Spirits’ “Scotch in a Can” is being marketed as a “distilled and matured in Scotland for a minimum of 3 years in oak casks.” It has notes of “honey, vanilla, butterscotch, apples and pears,” and a “hint of peat and smoke in the background,” as described on their site. Each can contains about eight shots or...
  • 95.9 The Ranch Is The Greatest Radio Station Ever.

    01/01/2013 8:15:02 PM PST · by Drew68 · 33 replies
    Streaming available. I just can't believe how incredibly awesome this radio station is!!!! Yes, I've had several beers tonight...
  • Cobb gun show attracts scores looking for assault-style rifles (Atlanta, GA)

    12/23/2012 7:28:10 AM PST · by Drew68 · 26 replies
    THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION ^ | Dec. 22, 2012 | Chris Joyner
    As gun control talks heat up in Washington, more than 1,000 people lined up Saturday morning outside the exhibit hall at Jim Miller Park in Cobb County for the Eastman Gun Show. Many hoped to walk away with assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines they fear may soon be outlawed. “This is awesome,” said Kevin Law, a gun enthusiast and surveyor from Woodstock. He attended the show with his brother Keith Law. “We knew it was going to be like this. People want to protect their rights.” Like many in line in the freezing temperatures, the Law brothers had planned to...
  • Cops: Gwinnett man ate feces after snorting bath salts

    07/07/2012 7:08:25 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 31 replies
    AJC ^ | July 6, 2012 | Christopher Hong
    A 21-year-old Gwinnett man allegedly under the influence of bath salts was arrested this week after he tried to fight a police officer and consumed his own feces, police said. Officers arrived at a residence on the 2100 block of Worrall Hill Drive around 4 p.m. on July 3 after a woman told police her son, Matthew Hammond, was "walking around out of his mind, armed with a knife," according to a police incident report. When the officer pulled up to a house, the man sprinted towards his car. Hammond chased after the car as the officer pulled away. When...
  • Ksenia Sobchak, the Stiletto in Putin’s Side

    07/06/2012 10:05:27 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03 July 2012 | Andrew Meier
    At a few minutes before 8 in the morning on the eve of Russia Day last month — the holiday that since the demise of the old Soviet Union has marked the birth of the new, free Russia — eight men, some armed, swept silently into an upscale apartment building in the heart of Moscow. When the knock came, Ksenia Sobchak, a 30-year-old native of St. Petersburg who many believe is Vladimir Putin’s goddaughter (she says she isn’t), answered the door in a negligee. If you read the tabloids, whether in Moscow or London, Sobchak is “the Paris Hilton of...
  • McCarren Park pool a mini-war zone less than a week after opening

    07/04/2012 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04 July 2012 | RICH CALDER and DON KAPLAN
    <p>In less than a week, the city’s $50 million “crown jewel’’ pool in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park has turned into a mini-war zone, where frightening melees have injured two cops and a lifeguard.</p> <p>The Greenpoint pool reopened last week with a splashy ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Bloomberg speaking of its “illustrious past and bright future.’’</p>
  • Texas man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case

    06/27/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 47 replies
    Houston Chron. ^ | 27 June 12 | Juan A. Lozano
    HOUSTON (AP) — A man who claimed Texas' version of a stand-your-ground law allowed him to fatally shoot a neighbor after an argument about a noisy party was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison for murder. Raul Rodriguez, 46, had faced up to life in prison for the 2010 killing of Kelly Danaher. He will be eligible for parole in 20 years. "I think it sends a clear message that this was not a case of stand your ground," prosecutor Kelli Johnson said of the sentence. Rodriguez, a retired Houston-area firefighter, was angry about the noise coming from a...
  • Romney: Marco Rubio being ‘thoroughly vetted’ for VP consideration

    06/19/2012 4:29:13 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 127 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 19 Jun 12 | Holly Bailey
    HOLLAND, Mich.—Mitt Romney said Tuesday his campaign is vetting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as a potential vice presidential candidate, contradicting several reports suggesting otherwise. Romney told reporters Rubio is being "thoroughly vetted" for the VP job and described stories reporting contrary news as "false."...Snip... "...The story was entirely false. Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process."
  • Poll: Romney catches Obama in Ohio, Florida but trails in Pa.

    05/03/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 49 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03 MAY 12 | Kim Geiger
    WASHINGTON -- It’s been more than 50 years since a candidate has won the White House without carrying at least two of the three swing states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, and a new poll shows Mitt Romney neck and neck with President Obama in two of them. Romney, who trailed Obama 49% to 42% in Florida and 47% to 41% in Ohio in late March, is now statistically tied with the president, 44% to 43% in Florida and 42% to 44% in Ohio, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll of voters in the three states. Obama, however, has...
  • Jet crash in Virginia Beach fiery, not deadly

    04/07/2012 9:37:33 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 19 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | 07 Apr 2012
    Zooming along at 170 mph in a fighter jet carrying thousands of pounds of volatile fuel, two Navy pilots faced nothing but bad choices when their aircraft malfunctioned over Virginia's most populated city. "Catastrophic engine system failure right after takeoff, which is always the most critical phase of flying, leaves very, very few options," said aviation safety expert and decorated pilot J.F. Joseph. "You literally run out of altitude, air speed and ideas all at the same time," he said. Somehow, however, the student pilot and his instructor and everyone on the ground survived Friday when the men ejected from...