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  • Install ceiling fan in room with low roof and no previous wiring in ceiling?

    05/17/2013 12:44:25 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 59 replies
    Question for you all, since you're always knowledgeable about these things. I want to put a ceiling fan in a room. The room is on one of the ends or "wings" of the house, has an HVAC "out" register in the near-middle of the ceiling, and is always always always scorching hot or freezing cold. I know this is caused by a lack of cross ventilation where the cold/hot air would be exchanged for hot/cold. The attic goes across the top of the main part of the house, then sort of squishes down to a lower roof where you can't...
  • Old cigarette smoke catching device?

    05/01/2013 9:07:37 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 16 replies
    I remember many years ago there was a machine on the market that (I think) was designed to reduce second-hand smoke. You inserted a real cigarette into the small device, and the device burned the cigarette for you and caught all the smoke that didn't come through the filter. Again, I think--I never used one. Does anyone recall the name of this product? Thanks in advance, FA
  • Britain buries Margaret Thatcher as battle for her legacy goes on [video]

    04/17/2013 11:26:52 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 5 replies
    Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral took place at St Paul's Cathedral, attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and a swathe of public figures today. Quiet descended along the route her Union flag draped coffin took along the streets from Westminster. But not everybody supported the elaborate occasion's hefty £10m price-tag.
  • Make law enforcement accountable for killing family pets across the USA [change.org petition]

    04/11/2013 9:45:47 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 5 replies
    change.org ^ | Nikki Baker
    "To: The US Federal Government Make law enforcement accountable for killing family pets across the USA It seems just about every day now we hear another story of a police officer shooting a family pet. It also seems that there are never any repercussions for the officer. The latest story to appear on my screens, albeit an old one, was an officer in 'fear for her life' from a Chihuahua of all things...."
  • How Corrupt Politician Keeps Them Quiet (Blind Item)

    03/06/2013 8:33:46 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS
    Blind Gossip ^ | 3/6/13 | Huffington Post
    Which corrupt pol’s storied vindictiveness keeps many critics silent?
  • Revealed: Connecticut school gunman's 'survivalist' mother was obsessed with guns[...]

    12/16/2012 9:40:41 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 105 replies
    The mother of Newtown school massacre gunman Adam Lanza was a survivalist who was stockpiling food because she thought the world economy was on the verge of collapse. Nancy Lanza began hoarding such items because she feared that the financial crisis was going to bring about the end of civilized society. She reportedly became 'obsessed' with guns and taught Adam how to shoot, but on Friday he turned on her and blasted the woman to death while she laid in her own bed. Law enforcement sources told the Hartford Courant that she had not gotten up - and could have...
  • Why can't we use executive fiat when we have the chance? [vanity]

    11/25/2012 12:03:08 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 38 replies
    What's to stop the next Republican president* from walking into the oval office and using executive fiat to immediately close the EPA, defund and/or cripple Obamacare, and phase out the foodstamp program, among other things? Or at least make the requirements insanely strict for foodstamps and disability to make sure it's only used by the truly indigent? Is it just that he/she would become insanely unpopular among 47% of people? Or is there some legal reason he/she couldn't? Because it seems Obama's administration has nothing stopping them from doing similar things. *assuming he/she would be willing to do this
  • 'I did not miscarry. I chose abortion': 16 and Pregnant star Jamie McKay's [...] on Twitter

    11/03/2012 9:34:01 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2 November 2012 | Ann Pride
    Teen mother Jamie McKay has revealed she recently had an abortion to avoid becoming a mother for a second time. Jamie, 18, shared an ultrasound of the baby on Thursday via Twitter with the distressing message ‘rest in peace little angel. September 17, 2012.' ... Thank you all for the love and support but I want you to know I did not miscarry. I chose abortion. 'I chose it out of fear. I feel like I made a mistake and I can’t take it back,' she wrote.
  • Unplanned Pregnancy; Abortion without regret

    10/21/2012 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 8 replies
    Ask MetaFilter ^ | January 23
    While googling I stumbled onto this MeFi thread, and I thought it might be interesting reading for some freepers. A young woman who was 6 weeks pregnant asked the community for experiences with abortion. The responses ranged from cautious to chilling, and not one regrets her abortion. No one--NO ONE--considers the baby. One person who kept her child mentions that the Planned Parenthood counselor told her she "must" get an abortion. Another said that she had no idea she could love someone like she loves her children, which was the best argument against terminating the pregnancy anyone probably could have...
  • Preppers: What will happen long after the S has HTF?

    10/19/2012 10:08:13 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 179 replies
    Preppers, I'm new to this prepping thing, and I have some questions. I don't know exactly what you're all prepping for, because I know there are different concerns in different parts of the country. Californians, for example, are more concerned about the big one than I am on the east coast. I'm more concerned about an EMP than people in Wyoming, probably. But what about when the SHTF? I'm assuming by SHTF everyone means economic and thus governmental collapse. Is that right? No more USA? I have some questions that are ignorant and simple, but I was born that way,...
  • Coal fireplace vs. space heaters vs. steam --tenant question

    10/10/2012 7:17:05 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 38 replies
    Hey Freepers, Once again I come to you with questions. This time it's about heating my apartment. I'm the tenant. State is SC. I am renting an apartment that is part of a divided house. I live on the top floor. My apartment has 2 coal fireplaces that have obviously not been used for a long time. They are back to back in 2 different rooms, so they share a chimney. The apartment downstairs had fireplaces in the same spots (same chimney), but a previous tenant removed the mantel on one and closed up the hole (not sure about materials...
  • Ad idea: Big Bird the 1%er

    10/07/2012 11:05:34 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 12 replies
    First, I don't know where to even send a suggestion like this. Any ideas? The ad: Big Bird walks past people protesting Romney's claim that PBS funding should be cut. Signs argue that without public funding, American children wouldn't experience Sesame Street. He goes into a parking deck, where he gets in a red Ferrari. As the engine roars, titles overlaying the screen would read: "Sesame Street receives [however much funding] a year from the federal government. In that same time, Sesame Street makes more than $50 million in toys and consumer sales." They could add a guy working in...
  • Natalie Portman [...] rallies support for President Obama

    08/26/2012 10:26:50 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 54 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 25 Aug 2012 | Virginia Skeels
    As a long-time advocate for animal rights, Natalie Portman is no stranger to political causes. But it was her interest in women's rights that drew her to Nevada tonight, to rally support for President Obama's re-election campaign. The Black Swan actress stepped up to the podium to address the America-Nevada Women Vote 2012 Summit, the first rally in what is being billed as the 'Romney-Ryan Wrong for Women' Tour.
  • Question about the insulation in my house

    07/19/2012 2:14:15 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 49 replies
    Hi Freepers. Question: A neighbor recently cut down some trees in his yard and took the shade off one side of my house with it. The side of the house now getting tons of sunlight has an office over the garage. That office is now a sauna. We finished the room ~10 years ago and it's always been warm. But without the shade, it's unbearable. We're talking 90+ degrees with the main AC on. There are 4 recessed lights. I held my hand up to one light can(?) and it was like a space heater. I moved around until I...
  • The Absurd Contradictions of Capitalism (misnomer alert)

    07/19/2012 1:48:06 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 4 replies
  • Cross-stitching software?

    07/11/2012 5:54:23 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 21 replies
    Does anyone (or anyone's Mrs.) use cross-stitching software that allows you to upload an image and it produces a pattern for you? I was thinking of getting it for my mother, but don't want to give one that doesn't work well. There's a free service online, but apparently it doesn't work as well as desired. Have any Freepers tried any of them? Are there any that can be bought in a store, or are they all online downloads? Thanks as always.
  • Identify this Chinese dish! (vanity)

    06/22/2012 9:08:52 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 79 replies
    Tonight I went to a Chinese place and ordered "chicken chow mein" with fried rice. Why they serve rice with a noodle dish I have no idea. This is curious point # 1. When I got home with it, it was... well, not what I thought it would be. I thought chow mein was a noodle dish. It was essentially cabbage, lettuce, celery, a few carrots, and sprouts with pieces of chicken in it. All of it was swimming in a clear sauce. Served in a soup container. Curious point # 2. Now, this is not a health-inspector's dream type...
  • Amtrak and self-driving cars aka "road trains" [vanity]

    05/31/2012 7:50:04 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 18 replies
    Two days ago I asked you all to answer my ignorant questions about Amtrak, which I misspelled as Amtrack. (Thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2889095/posts) First, thanks for the helpful responses. It was very informative. Today I made the 5 hr trip by car that I loathe. This same trip that would have cost me ~$300 and 16+ hrs round trip on Amtrak, according to the estimates on their website. By car, (assuming gas prices stay the same), it will be $100 and 10 hrs. Obviously, the car wins. But there's one thing missing from the comments on the other thread--something no one even...
  • Please answer my ignorant questions about AMTRACK [vanity]

    05/29/2012 9:17:57 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 75 replies
    29 May 2012 | me
    Alternate title for this post: Dreams from My Freightcar: A Story of Pace and Incompetence 1. Why can't private passenger trains operate like plane companies? 2. Why don't we rip up some old tracks and turn them into true high-speed elevated rail that travels at 500 kilometers/hr? 3. Why is Amtrack, as it is now, so inefficient and crappy when train transportation is supposedly so efficient (CSX's 430+miles/gallon fuel) 4. There seems to be an inverse relationship of luxury to efficiency. Plane travel is torture, but it's efficient. Train travel could be luxurious since it's not fuel inefficient, but is...
  • Why do illegal immigrants have the right to an attorney? [vanity]

    05/01/2012 4:23:48 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 19 replies
    Just watched an episode of The First 48 (great show, btw), and the two suspects were Mexican nationals, aka illegal immigrants. The show did acknowledge both men are/were in the country illegally. The police got a surviving victim to identify the suspects in a photo line up. Then the police found them hiding out in rural west Texas and brought them in. Right off the bat they both asked for attorneys. Why do they have that right? And of course it's absurd that they get taxpayer-funded public defenders, but that's not really the issue. If they're not citizens, why do...
  • Jennifer Lawrence: "Screw PETA!"

    04/11/2012 11:56:20 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 20 replies
    US Weekly ^ | 4/11/12 | Anne Macaluso
    PETA is ticked off at Katniss Everdeen. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence opens up about her gross-out, squirrel-skinning scene from Winter's Bone, the gritty 2010 flick which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination. According to Lawrence, 21, that moment wasn't faked in the slightest. "I should say it wasn't real, for PETA," Lawrence told the mag. "But screw PETA." Needless to say, PETA didn't take too kindly to Lawrence's joking remark. "She's young and the plight of animals somehow hasn't yet touched her heart. As Henry David Thoreau said, 'The squirrel you...
  • Personal/professional website building?

    03/25/2012 2:56:24 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Need to make a website to showcase my portfolio for potential employers. Can I do this easily with Wordpress? If I pay them ~$25/year for a blog and domain name, what sort of functionality am I losing? I would only need a few pages on the site: about, portfolio, resume, and blog. Will Wordpress work, or should I go through multiple other channels? Thanks as always for your help, Freepers.
  • The Hunger Games questions/opinions [spoilers, vanity]

    02/29/2012 6:24:10 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 19 replies
    Because the first movie is coming out soon, I have a question for anyone who has read The Hunger Games trilogy: What did you think was the ultimate political message of the books? Because I've heard some conservatives claiming that it's a politically conservative message, but I'm not convinced. Are we saying the series has a conservative theme because of the evil, oppressive government? How do you reconcile the possibly conservative themes with the end of the last book and the changes in government? (Which to me amounts to a political version of "Meet the new boss, same as the...
  • Wealthy couple who live in 1.2m home and drive a Jag have been claiming $2,000-a-month welfare...

    12/06/2011 10:03:01 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-6-2011 | DM reporter
    A wealthy chiropractor who has been in practice for more than 20 years and his wife were living in a $1.2million waterfront home while claiming almost $2,000-a-month welfare benefits and even food stamps, according to documents.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats TV survey results: Lefties want comedy, right wingers like work

    12/06/2011 1:33:23 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 18 replies · 1+ views
    EW ^ | 12-6-2011 | James Hibberd
    Republicans don’t watch MTV’s Jersey Shore. But they dig ABC’s Castle. Democrats don’t like Discovery’s Deadliest Catch. But they swoon for NBC’s Parks and Recreation. ... In the findings, “sarcastic” media-savvy comedies and morally murky antiheroes tend to draw Dems. While serious work-centered shows (both reality shows and stylized scripted procedurals), along with reality competitions, tend to draw conservatives... LIBERAL-DEMOCRAT FAVORITES: – The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report (Comedy Central): As you might expect. – 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation (NBC): Literate media-savvy comedies score high among Dems in general, notes Experian-Simmons senior marketing manager...
  • Need help with worthless police after burglary

    11/19/2011 12:02:23 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 28 replies
    A friend of mine had her apartment burglarized a few days ago. The thief picked up a subwoofer with a glass-like finish from the floor, leaving visible fingerprints. He also left a pen printed with the words "Welcome Home." Seems like he was startled by something and left in a hurry, didn't take everything he wanted. He still made off with about $2000 worth of electronics. The door was locked back when he left. The police stooge showed up almost an hour after she called; my friend hadn't touched anything. The stooge they sent out examined the glass for fingerprints...
  • How is squatting a 1st amendment right? (vanity and serious question)

    11/16/2011 9:29:36 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 30 replies
    What is OWS's argument here? Why do they think they can live on public property for one night, much less indefinitely? Is anyone denied a protest permit based on what he/she wants to protest? If not, what on earth is the argument for letting them stay at all? Serious question.
  • Need advice: Friend marrying broke Muslim loser [vanity]

    11/10/2011 9:50:19 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 124 replies
    Short version: What's the tactful way to tell a friend she's marrying a loser, and should I bother? Long version: A friend of mine, who is nominally a conservative Christian, is engaged to her liberal Muslim boyfriend of two years. At many points along the way, I dropped subtle hints about how unwise it is for a Christian to marry a non-Christian. I'm not sure why she started dating him in the first place, but I have three guesses from observing the relationship from the beginning. 1) He pursued her relentlessly. 2) He's more masculine than most of the other...
  • Colbert takes on #OccupyWallStreet dressed as Che [Hilarious; Colbert mocks idiots]

    11/01/2011 9:01:46 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 42 replies
    Breitbart.tv ^ | 10/31/11 | Colbert Report
    Hilarious 7 minute video. Colbert interviews morons from OWS and lets them look as stupid as they are.
  • 12-Year-Old Boys Arrested for Allegedly Dropping Shopping Cart on NYC Mother

    11/01/2011 2:53:38 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 36 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 11/1/11 | Fox News
    Two 12-year-old boys were in police custody after allegedly dropping a shopping cart four stories onto a New York City mother who was out buying Halloween candy for underprivileged children. Marion Salmon Hedges, a wealthy Manhattan real-estate agent, was struck in the head by the falling cart on Sunday while walking outside a Target store with her 14-year-old son in East Harlem, the New York Post reports. Gaurav Patel, a doctor who witnessed the incident, performed CPR on Hedges, who was later transported to Harlem Hospital where she remains in a medically-induced coma. "We heard a little boy just screaming,"...
  • Worried I'm becoming a bleeding heart lib. [vanity]

    10/31/2011 9:52:06 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 43 replies
    While visiting my cousin this weekend, I drove through South Carolina country roads for long stretches, because for some stupid reason, they live out in the middle of nowhere. No, they don't farm, keep livestock, or even own much land. They are also scared of the quiet loneliness of the country, so there's no good reason for them to be there. Yet I digress. It was dark on my way in. I saw movement at the side of the road and slowed to see a yellow lab / retriever dog licking an identical dog who had been hit by a...
  • Alec Baldwin joins Occupy Wall Street to tell protesters 'capitalism is worthwhile'...

    10/22/2011 2:35:28 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 October 2011 | Louise Boyle
    This is the two faces of Alec Baldwin, an actor well known for his liberal views, who joined Occupy Wall Street with the message that 'capitalism is worthwhile'. The 30 Rock star was mobbed at the demonstration in Manhattan with protesters clamouring for his opinion - all the while he remains the public face of one of America's biggest banks, splashed across billboards and on TV commercials. Baldwin showed his support for the cause, now in its second month, which has already been attended by other celebrities including Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo, Kanye West and Russell Brand. At the event,...
  • Columbia professor is charged with with incest[...] (political science prof.)

    10/20/2011 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 20 October 2011 | Melissa Grace
    A popular Columbia professor was charged Thursday with incest - accused of a sick sex relationship with a female relative, prosecutors said. Political science Prof. David Epstein, 46, bedded the young woman over a three-year period ending last year, according to court papers. He was arraigned before a Manhattan judge on a single felony incest count. "We ask that everyone remember that he is innocent until proven otherwise and that these allegations are nothing more than allegations," said Epstein's defense lawyer Matthew Galluzzo. University spokesman Robert Hornsby said that Epstein "is now on administrative leave and will not be teaching...
  • We've got to do something about "homophobia": a proposal [vanity]

    10/17/2011 8:20:21 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 26 replies
    Ever since liberals drug-tripped their way into thinking that marriage is a right, we've been bombarded with insipid comparisons between gay rights and the civil rights movement. Realistically, democrats started the gay rights movement during the civil rights movement when they had a raunchy love affair with Jim Crow.© (That's pretty clever, if I do say so myself. Kind of want to copyright that. ETA: Done.) This has given rise to a new gold standard in liberal insults: homophobia. Some clever little person realized that a few very vocal anti-gay people turned out to be fruity themselves. An energy-saving light...
  • "Act of Valor" new SEALS movie trailer starring real SEALS

    10/12/2011 9:09:15 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 11 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Deadline Hollywood
    See the trailer at the link. Looks interesting.
  • VANITY: Elizabeth Smart got me thinking--what's up with Mormons?

    08/02/2011 7:11:00 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 102 replies · 1+ views
    The following is the short version of how I recently discovered Mormonism is nothing like I thought it was. A few weeks ago, ABC announced that former kidnapping and rape victim Elizabeth Smart would join them as a commenter on kidnapping cases around the country. With the memory of Casey Anthony lingering in my head, I thought, I'll youtube Elizabeth Smart and see what kind of smooth talker she is to be asked to do this. What I found was a beautiful, poised, graceful woman who would never stoop to entering a "hot body contest" like Casey Anthony, but certainly...
  • Teen jailed after driving wrong way, killing woman on I-26

    07/26/2011 4:25:11 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 3 replies
    WIS News ^ | 24 July 2011 | WIS Staff
    CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man accused of driving his car the wrong way on Interstate 26 and killing a woman, faced a bond court judge Monday. Charleston police charged 19-year-old Samuel McCauley with felony DUI and reckless homicide. A bond court judge issued McCauley a $52,324.50 bond for felony DUI and a $55,000 for reckless homicide. Investigators say McCauley's car was going the wrong way on Interstate 26 early Sunday morning near downtown Charleston. The accident happened just after midnight on I-26 westbound just north of Coming Street near the Crosstown. According to police, McCauley's Nissan Maxima crashed into...
  • Dead dogs found in box along roadside; dog fighting suspected

    07/26/2011 4:21:11 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 3 replies
    WIS News ^ | 26 July 2011 | WIS Staff
    YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - The York County Sheriff's Office and the York County Animal Control are investigating after they say an abandoned box with two dead dogs inside was found on the side of the road. According to the Sheriff's Office, a deputy received a report on Saturday morning around 9:50 a.m. about a box in the roadway on Devinney Road, near the City of York, with two dead dogs inside. This happened on the section of road between McFarland Road and East Liberty Street. A deputy responded and located the box containing two dead dogs which appeared to...
  • Puppies abandoned in a taped box [in 110+ heat]

    07/13/2011 12:51:50 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 23 replies
    WIS News ^ | 7/12/11 | WIS Staff
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) A college student home for the summer came across a strange box in the middle of the road in the Florence, only to find two abandoned puppies. When Florence resident Dani Ball opened the taped box she found two puppies, left to die on the side of the road. Ball says instinct took over and she was determined to save the small animals. "I've been crawling around in dog cages since I [could] crawl," laughs Ball. Dani was babysitting when she got a call from a neighbor about a mysterious package sitting on the side of the...
  • Dog found with teeth sawed off [dog-fighting bait dog]

    07/12/2011 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 104 replies
    WIS News ^ | Taylor Kearns
    WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The people at PETS, Inc. see animals come through the door in bad shape everyday, but some there say this one takes the cake. A dog they've named "Cowboy," walked in their doors timidly Saturday with a tennis ball in his mouth, bite wounds from the nose to tail, underweight and dehydrated. When they opened his mouth to determine his age, they were shocked to see that all of his teeth had been broken or sawed off, indicating that he had been used as a "bait dog" to train juvenile Pit Bulls for fighting. The...
  • NFL Star's Dogs Kill Neighbor's Dog

    07/09/2011 2:05:07 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 41 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/9/11 | TMZ Staff
    Four dogs belonging to Arizona Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter reportedly killed a dog belonging to one of his neighbor's ... this according to a local report. The incident went down on July 2, says the Bakersfield Californian, and a local animal control spokesperson told the paper Porter was cited for not having the dogs on a leash. The spokesperson said the dogs appeared to be half mastiff, half pit bull -- and that Porter appeared upset about what happened and apologized to the neighbor. In 2006, Porter's dogs (though unclear if it's the same ones) reportedly got loose from his...
  • Adele Receives Backlash for Complaining About Taxes

    06/09/2011 5:08:55 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 17 replies
    bet.com ^ | 6/9/11 | Brooklyne Gipson
    Adele's not happy about her tax bill. The British soul singer, whose 2008 debut album, 19, was certified four times platinum in the UK, wasn't afraid to voice her frustrations about having to pay so much in taxes and according to her, receiving so little in return. According to the New York Daily News, fans are not to pleased about her complaints to a British magazine about how much she has to pay in taxes. Adele recently told Q magazine, "I'm mortified to have to pay 50 percent!," she said."[While] I use the NHS, I can't use the public transport...
  • Dear Bride: 10 wedding complaints from your bridesmaid

    06/04/2011 2:23:31 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 132 replies
    There are few places someone can go to lament the loss of traditional values like FR. Today I'm lamenting the death (or terminal illness) of the sensible American wedding. As a 24-year-old American girl, I attend lots of nuptials, and because of familial obligations certain brides couldn't eschew, I've even been an occasional bridesmaid. Every subsequent wedding I attend seems to be the next in a terrifying sequence of tacky one-upmanship. It's as though each bride has a "ridiculous counter" that ticks up and up during the planning until true perfection of ridiculousness is realized on the big day. Here...
  • Tot mauled to death by pooch was often left alone with killer dog, neighbors say

    05/30/2011 10:11:02 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 39 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Henrick Karoliszyn
    [WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURE AT LINK] The parents of a tragic Brooklyn tot savagely mauled by his stepdad's pumped-up pooch often left the boy alone with the killer dog, neighbors said Sunday. "He had no chance," said neighbor Sabrina Ramos. "I don't know how someone would leave a child that small with a dog that big." Neither Jayelin Graham's mother, Saquina (Honey) Jubeark, nor his stepfather, Damian Jones, have been charged in the boy's horrific death late Friday. Investigators say the brutal pooch - a 65-pound Cane Corso named "Machete" - chomped down on the 4-year-old boy's throat after his mom...
  • Feces & Urine Problem in Downtown El Paso

    05/25/2011 6:37:33 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 40 replies
    KTSM ^ | 5/25
    EL PASO - It's disgusting, unsanitary and it's going to leave you shaking your head. Migrant workers have turned a Downtown El Paso alley into a gigantic toilet. Human urine stains the walls and feces is piled up in an alley that's just blocks away from the Convention Center and other tourist hotspots. "If they don't let you go inside, you have to go anywhere. That's why El Paso is like that," Roberto Miranda said. Miranda is a migrant worker. He sleeps outside of the Farm Workers Center, like at-least one-hundred other people, and he waits for work in the...
  • Longtime clerk of Virginia House of Delegates, Bruce Jamerson, dies at 53 (suicide)

    04/25/2011 9:22:31 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 24 replies
    RICHMOND, Va. — Bruce Jamerson, who served as clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates for 20 years, died Sunday. He was 53. Virginia State Police said officers found Jamerson’s body around 2:30 a.m. Monday along a walking path beside the James River in Powhatan County hours before House members were to reconvene a special legislative session on redistricting. Medical examiner spokesman Steve Murman says Jamerson died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide. State Police were called to search for Jamerson shortly before midnight on Sunday after his car was found parked...
  • 17-year-old accused in Chesterfield wreck now facing manslaughter charges

    03/21/2011 6:47:19 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 2 replies
    Virginia State Police say this morning that a 17-year-old accused in a wrong-way wreck early Saturday that killed two on the Powhite Parkway in Chesterfield has been charged with two counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter.
  • Two dead after juvenile drives on the wrong side of Powhite Parkway

    03/19/2011 9:01:30 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 24 replies
    NBC 12 ^ | 3/19/11 | Laura Geller
    CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT)- Police say a drunk teen driver was going the wrong way on the Powhite Parkway and hit another car. The accident happened just before 2:30 Saturday morning in the southbound lanes of the Powhite near the Reams Rd. overpass. Several people called 911 about a SUV driving the wrong way on the Powhite. A source tells me a police cruiser was nearly hit by the alleged drunk 17-year-old driver while looking for the vehicle. Unfortunately they were too late. From the looks of the wreckage, you would think emergency responders used the jaws of life to get...
  • Levi's Water<Less (TM) (We're running out of water just like oil!)

    01/31/2011 8:29:38 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 29 replies
    Levi's.com ^ | Levi's
    Levi's sent me an email ad for their new Waterless jeans that are produced without water. I thought, well that sounds a) stupid and b) like a great way to transfer indigo dye to everything you sit on. Nothing like blue buttcheek prints on the couch! As I read their information, my tinfoil hat jumped out of my desk drawer and onto my head I thought that this looks like the next big fear coming down the alarmism river. (Which will dry up!!!!!!!) If I remember 8th grade science correctly, (I went to public schools, so there's no guarantee of...
  • "An Angel in the Post Office" - *Tissues Alert!* - Dogs, Kids and God

    12/07/2010 10:21:14 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 38 replies
    AN ANGEL IN THE POST OFFICE Date: 2007-11-23, 10:55PM MST This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a kind soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service. Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her...