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  • No charges for US widow Sarah McKinley who killed intruder [BBC]

    01/05/2012 3:32:32 PM PST · by grundle · 17 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 5 January 2012
    A US woman who shot dead an intruder after asking the emergency services for permission will not face charges, but the man's alleged accomplice will. Eighteen year-old widow Sarah McKinley was at home with her baby on New Year's Eve when 24 year-old Justin Martin broke in, armed with a knife. Prosecutors in Blanchard, Oklahoma say she shot Martin in self-defence. Martin's alleged accomplice in the break-in, Dustin Stewart, has been charged with his murder. In a tape released to the media of the emergency 911 call, Mrs McKinley can be heard asking the operator: "I've got two guns in...
  • Survivorman Les Stroud is making new episodes

    01/04/2012 7:47:44 PM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
  • Thief Steals Car, Prosthetic Legs From Florida Army Veteran

    01/04/2012 7:05:51 PM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    tampa.cbslocal.com ^ | January 4, 2012
    MIAMI (CBS Tampa) – An Army veteran who has lived the last 20 years of his life in a wheelchair had his car stolen with his prosthetic legs and wheelchair mount inside the car. Armando Fontaine, 71, lost his legs about 20 years ago due to an infection, rendering him to full-time use of his wheelchair in order to get around. On Monday night, his 1996 Nissan Sentra, which was parked right outside his Miami home, was stolen. But the stolen car is even more devastating for Fontaine as his prosthetic legs and wheelchair mount were inside the car, making...
  • The Rise of Consumption Equality

    01/03/2012 4:39:26 PM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | January 3, 2010 | Andy Kessler
    Getting rich requires serving a mass market, which means the rest of us can buy what the rich buy. What does Google founder Larry Page have that you don't have? Luxury suite at the Super Bowl? Why bother? You can recline at home in your massaging lounger and flip on the ultra-thin, high-def, 55-inch LCD TV you got for $700—and not only have a better view from two dozen cameras plus Skycam and fun commercials, but you can hit the pause button to take a nature break. The greedy tycoon played by Michael Douglas had a two-pound, $3,995 Motorola phone...
  • 50 reasons why no decent human being should vote to reelect President Obama

    01/03/2012 1:16:35 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    January 2, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    50 reasons why no decent human being should vote to reelect President ObamaIn April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused him of using the same “off the books” funding as his predecessor George W. Bush when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had voted against when he was a Senator. In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services...
  • California Raises Booster Seat Age To 8

    01/02/2012 8:55:31 PM PST · by grundle · 61 replies · 1+ views
    wtae.com ^ | January 2, 2012
    California, which has more drivers than any other state, has raised its cutoff age for car seats to 8. The new law took effect Sunday, with stiff fines for parents who don't comply. Children must be buckled into booster seats in vehicles until they turn 8 or grow to a height of 4-foot-9, under SB929 by Sen. Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa. That's two more years than under the previous law, which required the restraints until children turned 6 or reached 60 pounds.
  • Electronic keys stop working at the stroke of midnight [Denver Marriott hotel with 628 rooms]

    01/02/2012 12:55:20 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2nd January 2012
    Chaos descended on a Denver hotel at the stroke of midnight on Sunday when the transition to 2012 appeared to prompt a disastrous security glitch. New Year's guests at the 628-room Marriott were locked out of their rooms when the clock struck 12 and their electronic keys stopped working - for a staggering three hours. Local KUSA-TV some revellers got sick in the hallways and the elevators were not working at the Denver Tech Center Marriott. Denver police were called to the scene at 4900 South Syracuse Street but said no one was seriously hurt. Police said a room key...
  • 50 reasons why no decent human being should vote to reelect President Obama

    01/01/2012 9:34:08 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress.com ^ | January 2, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    50 reasons why no decent human being should vote to reelect President ObamaIn April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused him of using the same “off the books” funding as his predecessor George W. Bush when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had voted against when he was a Senator. In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services...
  • Judge: Sex Offenders May Stay In Homeless Shelters Near Schools [ACLU defends child molesters]

    12/29/2011 2:41:37 PM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | December 29, 2011
    GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) – A federal judge has ruled that homeless sex offenders may stay overnight at shelters near schools in Grand Rapids despite a state law prohibiting them from living within 1,000 feet of a school.U.S. District Judge Gordon Quist issued the ruling Tuesday, after determining that homeless people do not “reside” in emergency shelters if they only go there at night to sleep and have no guarantee of a place to stay on a given night. Both of Grand Rapids’ shelters are within that student-safety zone. Quist narrowed his ruling to this case, and rejected a request for...
  • Are the liberal New York City public schools "racist" for requiring ID for student enrollment?

    12/28/2011 5:06:06 PM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    What to Bring When you come to register, please bring your child with you. You also must bring: Child’s birth certificate or passport Child’s immunization records Proof of residence, which will be verified by any two of the following: A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by National Grid, Con Edison, or the Long Island Power Authority; must be dated within the past 60 days Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state or local government agency, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Administration for Children’s...
  • Rare Violin Worth $172K Lost On Bus

    12/23/2011 6:44:23 AM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    thebostonchannel.com ^ | December 23, 2011
    PHILADELPHIA -- Police are asking for the public's help recovering a rare violin worth $172,000 that was left on board a Boston-to-Philadelphia bus by a groggy music student from Taiwan. Philadelphia police say the instrument was left in an overhead bin on a Megabus late Tuesday. Muchen Hsieh told KYW-TV she noticed she didn't have the violin after getting picked up by the family hosting her visit to the Philadelphia area. She called the bus company but was told the instrument hadn't been found. Hsieh said a Taiwanese culture foundation lent her the violin as she studies at the New...
  • Facebook Photos Lead Police To Suspects In Burglary [thieves bragged about their crime on Facebook]

    12/22/2011 5:27:45 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | December 22, 2011
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police say they stole thousands of dollars in cash and goods, and then posed with their loot and posted the photos to a popular social media site. Police say the three suspects, along with another teen, posted the photos on Facebook about an hour after they burglarized Elliott’s Town Market on Chartiers Avenue in the West End. “We received information the day after the burglary that these pictures were posted on Facebook, and if you look at the pictures, you can see that the individuals are holding a large amount of cash,” Sgt. Kevin Gasiorowski, of the...
  • Rober Ebert seems unaware that Obama is the biggest recipient of Wall St. campaign contributions

    12/18/2011 12:10:40 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    wordpress.com ^ | December 18, 2011 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    In this December 7, 2011 blog entry, Roger Ebert wrote, “The GOP is owned by Wall Street.” He then goes on to praise Barack Obama for a recent speech.
  • [Stoned] Mt. Lebanon driver [who ignored stop sign] gets [only] 1-2 years in jail for killing jogger

    12/16/2011 7:58:09 PM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 16, 2011 | Paula Reed Ward
    The man who struck and killed a mother jogging with her two young children last year in Mt. Lebanon was ordered to the Allegheny County Jail this morning. Benjamin T. Cope, 21, convicted of involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence and recklessly endangering in September, was sentenced to serve from one year less one day to two years less two days incarceration. The odd wording of the sentence allows Mr. Cope to serve the sentence at Allegheny County Jail. During a heart-wrenching 2-1/2 hour hearing this morning, the family members and close friends of Lisa Clay Styles explained to Allegheny...
  • Rift Between Occupy and Unions?

    12/14/2011 11:01:43 PM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    The country watched as Occupiers along the West Coast held a massive day of action attempting, and in some cases briefly succeeding to shut down major ports from Portland to Oakland and San Diego. At the end of the day, it's port workers themselves who suffer from shutdowns, and losing a day's pay. Unions didn't participate in the event, although there were letters by port workers sent thanking the protesters, and in an essay for the New Labor Forum, Stephen Lerner who explained that this movement could do what labor couldn't, free from the constraints of the political and economic...
  • Penny wise? Medford man gets 1 cent check [from eBay class action lawsuit]

    12/14/2011 12:49:50 AM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    mailtribune.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | Teresa Ristow
    Ed Chun was caught off guard earlier this month when he received a settlement check from an eBay class-action lawsuit in the mail. "I don't remember being part of a class-action suit," said Chun, the owner of Sunrise Café and Catering in downtown Medford. A letter that came with the check explained the $30 million settlement of the class-action lawsuit, which alleged that eBay had overcharged users for fees in the "auto parts and accessories" section of the online auction website. Chun's portion of the settlement was 1 cent. "The penny check was priceless," said Chun, who vaguely recalled selling...
  • I canceled my cable TV because they cover up shows with ads for other shows

    12/12/2011 3:50:34 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress.com ^ | December 11, 2011 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    I did this, because in recent years, every time I tried to watch a show on TV, the TV stations would cover it up with advertisements for other shows. Sometimes these ads were in the form of words covering up the program I was trying to watch. Other times, characters from the show that was being advertised would start walking across the screen, covering up the show I was trying to watch. All of this is horribly annoying, and very insulting to my intelligence. When I pay money for cable TV, I should be allowed to watch the programs that...
  • 35 reasons why no decent human being should vote to reelect President Obama

    12/12/2011 4:39:59 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    wordpress.com ^ | December 11, 2011 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    In April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused him of using the same “off the books” funding as his predecessor George W. Bush when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had voted against when he was a Senator. In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would...
  • West New York felon dies after he crashes in stolen car in North Bergen, police say

    12/11/2011 9:48:02 PM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    nj.com ^ | December 11, 2011
    A 36-year-old West New York felon died early yesterday morning after crashing in a stolen car on 81st Street in North Bergen, police said. Michael Maldonado was traveling westbound on 81st Street between Kennedy Boulevard and Tonnelle Avenue around 2 a.m. when he lost control of the 1997 Toyota Corolla he was driving, police said. Maldonado slammed into a parked pickup truck and caused a chain reaction that damaged four other parked vehicles, police said. North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue firefighters had to use cutting equipment to get Maldonado out of the Toyota, police said. Rushed to Palisades Medical...
  • Occupy Pittsburgh vows to seize and rename Mellon Green [currently it's a privately owned park]

    12/11/2011 12:14:14 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 11, 2011 | Amy McConnell Schaarsmith
    Organizers of the Occupy Pittsburgh tent encampment said today they are "seizing" the BNY Mellon's privately owned park in Downtown...
  • 35 reasons why no decent human being should vote to reelect President Obama

    12/11/2011 3:04:02 AM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    wordpress.com ^ | December 11, 2011 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    In April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused him of using the same “off the books” funding as his predecessor George W. Bush when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had voted against when he was a Senator. In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would...
  • Calif. man who killed 25 farmworkers up for parole

    12/05/2011 3:41:53 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 5, 2011 | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who once was the nation's worst known serial killer is up for parole, four decades after the mutilated bodies of 25 farmworkers were unearthed in orchards north of Sacramento. Juan Corona, 77 a farm labor contractor with a history of mental illness, was convicted of stabbing the men, hacking open their heads and burying their remains near Yuba City, 40 miles north of Sacramento.
  • Legless man denied wheelchair [Swedish government "uncertain if the impairment was permanent"]

    12/02/2011 6:29:35 PM PST · by grundle · 46 replies
    thelocal.se ^ | December 1, 2011
    A man from Nyköping in eastern Sweden has been denied a power wheelchair despite having had both of his legs amputated as the local health authority remained "uncertain if the impairment was permanent".The man had his legs amputated after a long struggle with diabetes, but despite being unable get about, his application for a power wheelchair has been denied. “I was bitterly disappointed in the local authorities. I don’t feel I got the support I deserve,” Evert Stefansson told The Local. Evert Stefansson had struggled with his health for a long time. As a long-suffering diabetic his kidneys have taken...
  • The founder of wikipedia criticized the Hugo Chavez article for its lack of criticism

    12/02/2011 3:04:05 PM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    December 2, 2011 | me
    Jimbo Wales (the founder of wikipedia) criticized the Hugo Chavez article for not including criticism of Chavez's food policies. Some of the things that Jimbo criticized the article for including are the very same sources that I had added in the past, which the Chavez supporters then deleted. My original account was Grundle2600. I was banned by User Rd232. He was one of the Chavez supporters who kept deleting that information. Jimbo doesn't seem to know that this info has been repeatedly added and then deleted from the article. The person who banned me from wikipedia was Rd232, one of...
  • Are Zimbabwe's new farmers winning, 10 years on? [They're farming like its 1799!]

    12/01/2011 5:53:04 PM PST · by grundle · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 November 2011 | Martin Plaut
    Economic consultant John Robertson suggests that agricultural output is only around 50% of the level it was before the land invasions began in 2000. The country is also now a net food importer where it once exported grain to the region.
  • Bank courier van spills money on roadway in Upper St. Clair [near Pittsburgh, PA]

    11/30/2011 6:01:31 PM PST · by grundle · 6 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 30, 2011 | Liz Navratil
    Thousands of dollars went missing this afternoon after the doors of a bank courier van opened, causing bags of money to spill out onto the road and people to gather in a frenzy. Upper St. Clair police Lt. James Englert said people had pulled alongside the road and were trying to collect money when police arrived on Route 19 near Boyce Road to help a driver from Fidelity Courier Services in Sharon, Pa., collect the cash at about 1 p.m. The courier driver stopped after another driver flagged him down and told him cash was flying out of his car....
  • New York Times criticized for revealing too many details about alleged Penn State sex abuse victim

    11/28/2011 3:36:06 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | November 28, 2011 | Dylan Stableford
    The story quotes his next-door neighbor and names his neighborhood. It describes the detailed circumstances of a car accident which was reported in local papers at the time. It says he liked to wear tie-dyed socks. None of these details have anything to do with why or how the boy was allegedly befriended and then assaulted over several years by Sandusky. They only serve to make the boy easily identifiable. You could call the anonymity maintained in the story a polite fiction, but there is nothing polite about it.
  • Odd Receipt Has Star Turn at Official’s [Larry Seabrook] Trial [$117 for a bagel and a drink]

    11/28/2011 11:05:42 AM PST · by grundle · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2011 | COLIN MOYNIHAN
    Of the many misdeeds that federal prosecutors have attributed to City Councilman Larry B. Seabrook, one has received more attention than any other: the purchase of a snack (a bagel and a drink) and a request for reimbursement of $177. It involved, according to prosecutors, a forgery and a scheme to submit false expenses to a political club with which he was affiliated. An indictment that accuses Mr. Seabrook, a Democrat from the Bronx, of conspiracy and money laundering, among other crimes, charges that he gave a receipt for the snack to the Northeast Bronx Community Democratic Club. “The original...
  • “Occupy” Protester Busted For Stealing Neighbor’s Furniture For Florida Encampment

    11/20/2011 10:45:02 PM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    thesmokinggun.com ^ | November 18, 2011
    Meet Jeffrey Scott. The 32-year-old “Occupy Pensacola” protester was arrested yesterday on felony burglary and larceny charges for allegedly robbing a neighbor’s home of furniture that he used at the protest group’s encampment outside City Hall. Scott was nabbed shortly after victim Ned English called police to report the theft of a couch, a recliner, four wicker chairs, and four couch cushions from his home, according to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report. When questioned by a deputy, Scott stated, “Yes, I took the furniture. I was going to give it back, but haven’t had a chance to.” Scott, investigators...
  • Man charged by federal authorities after tossing fire bomb at Utah Wells Fargo bank

    11/17/2011 8:34:19 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 17, 2011
    WEST JORDAN, Utah — A Utah man has been charged after throwing Molotov cocktails at a Wells Fargo branch. Joshua Raymond Townsend faces one federal count of attempting to destroy a building used in interstate commerce. Police arrested the 20-year-old Thursday morning outside the West Jordan bank, about 15 miles south of Salt Lake City. Authorities say Townsend began planning to bomb a bank about two months ago after ordering explosive chemicals. He decided earlier this week to instead use Molotov cocktails. Authorities say Townsend called police immediately before throwing the first Molotov cocktail, which failed to ignite. A second...
  • Occupy Wall Street Divided [rich protestors refuse to share their laptops with poor protestors]

    11/17/2011 6:49:46 PM PST · by grundle · 48 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Show ^ | November 16, 2011 | Samantha Bee/Jon Stewart
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-november-16-2011/occupy-wall-street-divided
  • OWS protester busted for allegedly threatening to hurl Molotov cocktails at Macy's

    11/17/2011 8:04:51 AM PST · by grundle · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2011 | KIRSTAN CONLEY, TIM PERONE and KENNETH GARGER
    Cops this evening arrested an Occupy Wall Street protester for allegedly threatening to throw Molotov cocktails at Macy’s tomorrow during the group’s city-wide demonstration. “On the 17th, we going to burn New York City to the f-cking ground,” Nkrumah Tinsley, 29, shouted Tuesday amongst a crowd of his fellow demonstrators, cops said. Tinsley was also quoted making a similar quote in today’s Metro newspaper. “In a few days they’re going to see what a Molotov cocktail can do to Macy’s,” Tinsley also allegedly vowed, according to a video posted on YouTube. “They got guns! We got bottles!” Tinsley was arrested...
  • San Francisco police arrest 100 [inside the bank] in Bank of America protest

    11/17/2011 5:55:25 AM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 17, 2011 | Maura Dolan
    Officers end four-hour standoff after Occupy movement demonstrators, mostly UC students, take over a bank lobby in San Francisco's financial district. A bank employee is surrounded by protesters who took over a Bank of America branch in San Francisco Protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement seized a Bank of America branch in the city's financial district Wednesday, a demonstration that forced jittery customers and employees to flee and ended in nearly 100 arrests. It took about 40 police officers in riot gear nearly four hours to clear the bank... One man was seen urinating in a corner. When the...
  • OccupyWallStreet: The Rap Sheet, So Far [204 Occupy incidents documented so far]

    11/11/2011 3:35:07 PM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | November 11, 2011
    NY: 10/1/2011 — Police Arrest More Than 700 Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge Madison, WI: 10-27-2011 — Madison Occupiers Lose Permit Due to Public Masturbation Phoenix: 10/28/2011 — Flier at Occupy Phoenix Asks, “When Should You Shoot a Cop?” NY: 10/18/2011 — Thieves Preying on Fellow Protesters NY: 10/9/2011 — Stinking up Wall Street: Protesters Accused of Living in Filth as Shocking Pictures Show One Demonstrator Defecating on a POLICE CAR NY: 10/7/2011 — Occupiers Rush Police … More Cleveland: 10/18/2011 — ‘Occupy Cleveland’ Protester Alleges She Was Raped NY: 10/10/2011 — ‘Increasingly Debauched’: Are Sex, Drugs & Poor Sanitation Eclipsing...
  • Occupy Oakland makes $20K deposit at Wells Fargo

    11/09/2011 2:11:06 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 11/08/11 | Sarah Gantz
    Last week, one or more Occupy Oakland protesters smashed the windows of a Wells Fargo branch. This week, the group’s general assembly agreed — in a near-unanimous vote Monday — to temporarily place $20,000 of the group’s money in an account at the country’s fourth-largest bank holding company, Wells Fargo Bank. Wells Fargo spokesman Ruben Pulido went out of his way on Monday to notify reporters about this development via email. “If this report is true,” he wrote, “it demonstrates that even Occupy Oakland understands — firsthand — the value and service that Wells Fargo provides its customers. Wells Fargo...
  • 15 Successful People [richest 1%] Who Started Their Careers At McDonald's [started as the 99%]

    11/05/2011 1:16:07 PM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Apr. 22, 2011 | Dylan Love
    Jeff Bezos The Amazon founder used to work at McDonald's, and he recently told Fast Company that ”one of the great gifts I got from that job is that I can crack eggs with one hand. My favorite shift was Saturday morning. The first thing I would do is get a big bowl and crack 300 eggs into it.”
  • A Day in the Life of an Occupy Wall St. Participant [Warning: contains foul language]

    11/03/2011 11:29:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
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  • Occupy Philly arrests at Comcast headquarters [mad at Comcast for not being blighted]

    11/03/2011 8:08:33 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 11/02/2011 | KATHY MATHESON
    Bri Barton, 22, from Philadelphia, said she was at the protest because the gleaming Comcast tower represents excessive wealth in a city with many blighted neighborhoods.
  • China Shuts Solar Panel Factory After Antipollution Protests

    11/02/2011 6:53:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 19, 2011 | ANDREW JACOBS
    BEIJING — The Chinese authorities have suspended production at a solar panel factory after protests by residents who blame the plant for fouling the air and water... Village residents have complained about what they called toxic smokestack emissions and about factory wastewater that they say has killed a large number of fish...
  • Teen dies in accident; was texting while driving [drove into tree]

    11/02/2011 4:53:12 AM PDT · by grundle · 119 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 2, 2011
    A teenage girl died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle accident in Butler County that state police said involved texting while driving. Alexis Summers, 17, of Saxonburg, was killed when the 2003 Subaru Legacy she was driving hit a tree after 10 p.m. off Hannastown Road in Jefferson. Her vehicle veered to the right berm of the roadway and onto a slight grass embankment, police said. Ms. Summers then apparently overcompensated while steering back onto the road. Her car spun around and hit the tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Butler County deputy coroner.
  • Welcome to 1873 [Proposal would force miners to replace mechanical equipment with mules]

    10/31/2011 11:27:31 AM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    capitolhillcoffeehouse.com ^ | Jul 22, 2010 | Marita K. Noon
    The World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting is held each year in New Mexico. The event, incorporating a Wild West Jubilee, is a multi-day costume party where participants stay in character while competing in the old west town that has been created in the dust east of Albuquerque. I was there as Cookie Krumm. I even won two awards for my costume and character. Having had fun there all weekend, it was difficult to go back to the “real world” of problems and politics when it was over. Little did I expect the real world would include visions of miners...
  • Occupy Portland protestors are protesting the "wealthy" residents of the Pearl District neighborhood

    10/30/2011 7:57:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
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    The OWS class warfare isn't just against the bankers and the richest 1%. Now they are protesting against the "wealthy" residents who live in the Pearl District neighrhood of Portland, Oregon. CBS News reports reports that the protestors "view its residents as part of the wealthy demographic they’re protesting." This is wikipedia's picture of the neighborhood in question:
  • Occupy Oakland Protester admits bottles were thrown at Police BEFORE police responded

    10/28/2011 8:30:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    Occupy Oakland Protester admits bottles were thrown at Police BEFORE police responded
  • Mandatory [NYC] Sex Ed Details May Be Too Racy for Parents [Caution: explicit content]

    10/24/2011 12:17:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 102 replies
    NBC ^ | Oct 24, 2011
    Details about the new sex education curriculum in New York City public schools are out -- and some are concerned the lessons are too racy. The New York Post obtained workbooks that will be used for the new recommended curriculum, which begins in middle schools and high schools around the city next spring. Parents, they say, may be shocked by details of the work. Middle school students will be assigned "risk cards" that rate the safety of different activities, the paper says, from French kissing to oral sex. The workbooks for older students direct them to a website run by...
  • Hunter Kills Marine; Mistook Him for a Bear; No charges so far against 67-year-old man

    10/23/2011 4:24:34 PM PDT · by grundle · 46 replies
    NBC ^ | Oct 23, 2011 | Greg Wilson
    A man hunting with his grandson accidentally killed a U.S. Marine due to return to duty this week, after mistaking him for a bear in the Oregon wilderness, authorities said. Christopher Ochoa, 20, of French Camp, Calif., died at the scene in western Oregon Friday night. He had been hiking with a friend through a field and was wearing dark clothes, according to The Associated Press. The pair were headed to Silver Creek Falls Park. Gene Collier, who was hunting bear with his 12-year-old grandson saw movement in the brush and fired one shot from a .270-caliber rifle, striking Ochoa,...
  • Dem Mayor Pleads for Obama to Stop New Regulations Driving Small Businesses Out of Business

    10/18/2011 1:51:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Carolyn A. Kirk
    Carolyn A. Kirk, Democratic Mayor of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Pleads for Obama to Stop New Regulations Driving Small Businesses Out of Business
  • 'Occupy Wall Street' NYPD runs over a protester with motorcycle [NOT!!!]

    10/14/2011 11:35:57 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
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  • Occupy Wall Street Protest Song [This is great!]

    10/14/2011 1:12:34 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    Occupy Wall Street Protest Song
  • President Bill Clinton’s rare talent [has photographic memory (except when he's under oath!)]

    10/11/2011 10:23:19 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 11, 2011 | Mike Krumboltz |
    The highly anticipated A Decade of Difference Concert is drawing near. Former president Bill Clinton (whose Clinton Foundation is being celebrated) may want to invest in a new camera to help remember the big night. Or maybe not. In addition to Clinton's many other talents, he is known for having a near photographic memory.
  • Occupy Wall Street Protest Song [Video of song at link! Check out the awesome lyrics!]

    10/10/2011 6:36:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    reason.com ^ | October 10, 2011 | Written and performed by Remy Munasifi
    Lyrics to the "Occupy Wall Street Protest Song" written and performed by Remy Munasifi: Come gather round people, come and join your hands. We're taking Wall Street, and we're making demands. And we're heeding the call, and we're crying for help. Only 1% of us have wealth. But first we need posters. We need to make signs. But to do so it seems, that we need some supplies. We need poster board. I can't make it myself. But it's 10 cents a sheet, at the store, it's on sale, an example of economies of scale. It's so evil. They're saying...