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  • Richmond clinic evaluating whether patient is at risk of Ebola

    10/13/2014 5:26:48 PM PDT · by iceskater · 36 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 | Tammie Smith
    A local clinic and state officials are evaluating whether a patient who had recently traveled to West Africa and appeared at clinic offices in South Richmond Monday is at risk of Ebola infection. “We immediately put the person in isolation and immediately called the health department,” said Julie Bilodeau of CrossOver Ministry, a faith-based free clinic whose patient population includes many immigrants. A sign posted on the clinic's front door Monday afternoon read: "Clinic closed for emergency.” It was not immediately clear what precautions clinic workers took in handling the patient.
  • Jury reaches verdict in case against Bob and Maureen McDonnell

    09/04/2014 11:34:17 AM PDT · by iceskater · 72 replies
    WTVR CBS 6 ^ | 02:30pm, September 4, 2014 | Scott Wise, Joe St. George, Alix Bryan, Nick Dutton and Web Staff
    A verdict has been reached in the federal corruption trial against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen.
  • BREAKING Officials: Military aircraft crashed in Augusta County

    08/27/2014 7:26:28 AM PDT · by iceskater · 25 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Aug 27, 2014 10:18 AM EST | Shawn Maclauchlan
    A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened around 9 a.m. near Deerfield Valley Road. It is believed to be an F-115, but officials have not confirmed this yet.
  • Knockout Attackers Freed, You Won’t Believe What Happened to the Victims

    01/13/2014 5:28:37 PM PST · by iceskater · 41 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | January 10, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Two African-American knockout-style attackers in Charlottesville were immediately released on their own recognizance and only charged with a misdemeanor after an assault on a man and woman in a downtown shopping mall on December 20. Police Chief Longo, who arrested the assailants, said there is evidence of the male victim losing a tooth and suffering soft tissue damage but he would need evidence of more serious injuries to raise the charges. The injuries were far more serious than that according to the victims. In the meantime, these two assailants didn’t even have to post bail. The police department never used...
  • Did Tim Kaine just lose the election?

    09/20/2012 10:26:15 AM PDT · by iceskater · 26 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Norman Leahy
    The Governor who couldn’t stop himself from proposing tax hikes on Virginians says during the Fairfax debate with George Allen that he’s open to a minimum federal income tax on everyone.
  • World on Fire Thread

    09/14/2012 9:00:50 AM PDT · by iceskater · 172 replies
    9/14/2012 | Me
    I was thinking we should combine all the various threats going on today. -Egypt -Libya -Tunisia -Sudan -UT Austin -NDSU -whatever else catches on fire
  • Judge orders release of detained Marine veteran

    08/23/2012 9:59:10 AM PDT · by iceskater · 37 replies
    WTVR Channel 6 ^ | 12:43 pm, August 23, 2012 | Nick Dutton and Catie Beck
    A Hopewell circuit court judge has ordered that a Marine veteran detained over anti-government Facebook posts be released from a state psychiatric hospital.
  • Chesterfield man held in hospital on concerns over Internet posts

    A Chesterfield County man and Marine veteran is in a local hospital after being picked up by federal and local law enforcement officials concerned about threatening Internet postings. Brandon J. Raub, 26, was in Hopewell's John Randolph Medical Center on Saturday. "I'm currently in John Randolph in the psychiatric ward being held against my will," Raub said in a telephone interview. Reports of his detention Thursday have gone viral on the Internet. Raub said Secret Service, FBI and Chesterfield police officers came to his home Thursday. "They were concerned about me calling for the arrest of government officials," he said....
  • Within Two Worlds

    07/20/2012 7:48:29 PM PDT · by iceskater · 4 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 7/20/12 | Goldpaint photography
    Take a few minutes and enjoy. A reminder of how beautiful the world can be is order after today's horror. http://vimeo.com/goldpaintphotography/withintwoworlds
  • Lileks: The Bleat

    06/05/2012 6:40:10 AM PDT · by iceskater · 3 replies
    Lileks: The Bleat ^ | 6/5/12 | James Lileks
    I am not fat and I don't drink sugared soda. If the Mayor of New York decided to regulate portion sizes for sugared drinks tomorrow it wouldn't affect my life in the least -the idea is typical of the Mandatory Betterment class, and I expect nothing less. It's all the people who are so gosh-darned impressed with the Bold Initiative who rankle up the humours. Let's get one thing clear: when the TV talk-show people lavish praise on the idea, it has nothing to do with some abstract notion of the costs of obesity. They just don’t like fat people....
  • BREAKING NEWS: TLF Endorses Ken Vaughn in the 11th District Primary

    06/04/2012 8:38:58 AM PDT · by iceskater · 10 replies
    The Last Federalist ^ | May 30, 2012 | TheLastFederalist
    As many of you know, The Last Federalist had previously endorsed Chris Perkins for Congress. However, after much consideration, the Editorial Board is rescinding that endorsement..... .... What is even more disconcerting is the lack of a ground game by the Perkins campaign. Whether it is their voter identification program or the lack of signs in the median, the Perkins campaign has been unable to prove that they have the organization and campaign strategy necessary to win in November. The fact that there is a growing concern that Ken Vaughn might actually win on June 12th, shows how weak and...
  • Conservative candidate in VA-11, Ken Vaughn, needs your support

    05/08/2012 6:01:48 PM PDT · by iceskater · 5 replies
    me ^ | 5-8-12 | iceskater
    NoVa freepers in Virginia's 11th congressional district - you have a choice to restore VA-11 to common sense conservative leadership. Ken Vaughn is a small business owner who is working to unseat Gerry Connelly. Ken's number one priority is the debt and spending. He is pro-life and pro-second amendment. We need your help. We need folks to help knock on doors, make phone calls - you name it and we can use your help. We can use financial support as well since we all know that money is essential to running any campaign. We need your vote on June 12th....
  • Political newcomers face high costs and difficult odds

    01/22/2012 12:29:37 PM PST · by iceskater · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 12:02 PM EST, Sun January 22, 2012 | Athena Jones
    Political newcomer Ken Vaughn is betting big on his own run for Congress. The first-time candidate believes so strongly in the need for a new brand of leaders in Washington that, after careful consideration with his wife, he's cashed in a large chunk of his 401(k) in order to invest $100,000 in his campaign. "It's not nearly enough to win, but it's enough to get started," he said. "It takes a lot of money to run for office, but that's what it takes and like any businessman or whatever, you have to do what the job takes." A traffic engineer...
  • This poll needs some serious freeping

    10/10/2011 6:10:12 AM PDT · by iceskater · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/7/2011 | Fox News
    Fox New poll about the useful idiots 'occupying' Wall Street.
  • John Warner urges keeping new light bulb standards

    07/11/2011 11:18:29 AM PDT · by iceskater · 60 replies
    The Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | July 09, 2011 | Andrew Cain
    Former Sen. John W. Warner, R-Va., briefly stepped back into politics Friday, joining U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to urge the preservation of light bulb standards that were included in the 2007 energy bill. The U.S. House could vote as early as Monday on the BULB Act (Better Use of Light Bulbs) introduced by Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican. It would strip from the law, signed by then-President George W. Bush, standards that traditional incandescent bulbs be 30 percent more efficient starting next year. Barton says consumers, not the government, should determine what type of light bulbs to...
  • Hilliary - asleep at the switch?

    01/28/2011 4:37:21 PM PST · by iceskater · 43 replies
    My flu- addled brain | 01/28/2011 | Me
    Forgive me since I've been sick all week and haven't kept up very closely with all the turmoil in the ME. But my question is why didn't the smartest woman in the world see this one coming and take action to prevent it? That was her campaign rhetoric - she has her finger on the pulse of the world, blah blah blah blah. She really ought to lose her job over this mess. JMHO
  • I bought my first gun today

    12/05/2010 3:15:54 PM PST · by iceskater · 79 replies · 1+ views
    nobody but me | 12-05-2010 | me
    I finally did it! I bought my first gun. I think of it as the start of a collection. :D It's a S&W .38. I think it's a good beginning. Next up, my CCP.
  • Virginia Tea Party Patriot Convention Presidential Straw Poll

    10/09/2010 3:51:42 PM PDT · by iceskater · 8 replies
    I was there | 10-9-10 | me
    Chris Cristie wins! 14% Sarah Palin 13.5% Ron Paul 12%
  • When You're Holding a Hammer (Everything Looks Like a Nail)

    09/08/2010 10:56:22 AM PDT · by iceskater · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 20, 2010 | boazn8
    Got this link in an email today. I kinda like it.
  • Has Beck posted a list of the "Black Robed Brigade" yet?

    08/30/2010 11:41:59 AM PDT · by iceskater · 37 replies
    My own thoughts | 08-30-2010 | Me
    Does anyone know if Beck has published a list of the "Black Robed Brigade"? He mentioned them this morning on his show but I didn't get to hear the whole discussion. I would like to support these folks - if only I knew who they are. I checked his web site earlier today and couldn't find anything about them. Thanks!