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  • Man sentenced to 40 years after impregnating his daughter (Illegal in MS)

    08/21/2017 4:21:30 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 13 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 8/18/2017 | By Melissa Egan
    FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Forrest County Judge sentenced a man who was illegally in the country to 40 years behind bars for impregnating his daughter. Natalio Vitervo-Vasquez pleaded guilty to sexual battery with a victim under the age of 14 Friday morning. In court, the district attorney stated a child, at the age of eleven, determined she was pregnant at a medical center. Medical officials found conception would have been at ten years of age.
  • Sen. John McCain diagnosed with malignant brain tumor

    07/19/2017 6:15:08 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 218 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | July 19, 2017 | Joe Ferguson
    U.S. Sen. John McCain revealed Wednesday evening that he has a brain tumor. The announcement follows a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix last Friday, where a pathology report revealed the glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
  • Venezuela Muzzles Legislature, Moving Closer to One-Man Rule

    03/31/2017 3:34:43 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 30, 2017 | By NICHOLAS CASEY and PATRICIA TORRES
    IQUITOS, Peru — Venezuela took its strongest step yet toward one-man rule under the leftist President Nicolás Maduro as his loyalists on the Supreme Court seized power from the National Assembly in a ruling late Wednesday night. The ruling effectively dissolved the elected legislature, which is led by Mr. Maduro’s opponents, and allows the court to write laws itself, experts said. The move caps a year in which the last vestiges of Venezuela’s democracy have been torn down, critics and regional leaders say, leaving what many now describe as not just an authoritarian regime, but an outright dictatorship.
  • Occasional Birdy Thread (In memory of Swampsniper)

    03/18/2017 3:48:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 101 replies
    Photos ^ | March 18, 2017 | Self
    A few recent shots from around home. If you have bird shots, please share 'em. Mr Tricolor enjoys his breakfast. Common gallinule or marsh hen Our national bird. Love these amazing raptors Coots in the sunrise. Lake Jackson is just a block east of us. I have to look at this each morning as I leave home for work.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Russia releases photo of DONALD TRUMP with hooker in Russian hotel

    01/15/2017 6:03:08 AM PST · by Islander7 · 94 replies
    FaceBook ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Unknown
  • Truck attacker is shot dead after killing three...Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem

    01/08/2017 4:44:54 AM PST · by Islander7 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 7, 2017 | By Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    Full title: BRAKING NEWS: Truck attacker is shot dead after killing three and wounding at least 15 Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem Three people have been killed and at least 15 have been injured after a suspected terrorist rammed his truck into pedestrians in a Jerusalem street. According to Israeli police, the driver has been shot dead. It is reported many of the victims are soldiers who had just disembarked a bus when the truck veered onto the grass and mowed them down.
  • Arrest made in burning of Greenville church (You guessed it!)

    12/21/2016 1:53:52 PM PST · by Islander7 · 30 replies
    Facebook Top Stories ^ | 12/21/2016 | Waverly McCarthy
    GREENVILLE, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Officials with the Greenville Police Department have arrested Andrew McClinton today in connection with the November fire at Hopewell MB Church in Greenville. McClinton, of Leland, is being held in the Washington County Detention Center awaiting his initial appearance in Greenville Municipal Court.
  • 70 staff members ill after Department of Health luncheon (Irony!)

    12/21/2016 9:51:45 AM PST · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    The New Mexican ^ | 12/20/2016 | By Andrew Oxford
    Epidemiologists at the state Department of Health are investigating their agency’s own annual holiday luncheon after dozens of employees reported falling ill after the party last week. About 70 staff members claim to have experienced gastrointestinal issues following the catered event at the Harold Runnels Building attended by more than 200 employees, according to a spokesman.
  • Occasional Birdy thread (in memory of Swampsniper)

    12/19/2016 3:08:56 PM PST · by Islander7 · 95 replies
    FR ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | FR
    It was sunny and warm in Florida today. High was 86. Got a little camera and nature time today too. Hope you enjoy. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year. I believe 2017 is gonna a great start to the Trump revolution to restore America! - - - Anhinga on a pier sunning his feathers. Great egret in the swamp (Highlands Hammock State Park) Red shouldered hawk looking for mice.
  • Parents of Pizza Hut robbery suspect question why employee fatally shot their son in the head

    11/04/2016 4:03:45 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 135 replies
    WBTV ^ | Nov 3, 2016 | WBTV Staff
    Police said Grace Jr. and two other people tried to rob a Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Freedom Drive. During the incident, an employee fired his own handgun and killed Grace Jr. --- snip “If there was to be a death, it was not the place of the employee at Pizza Hut. That is the place of law enforcement,” said Hairston. --- snip The parents are angry that their son was shot and killed by an employee. They don’t believe the full story has been released to the public. “Why in the hell did this guy have a...
  • Occasional birdy thread (In Memory of SWAMPSNIPER)

    10/08/2016 3:15:19 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 78 replies
    Photos | Oct 8, 2016 | Me
    How about a little sanity break from the politics and mayhem? Blue jay Crested caracara Cormorants hanging out at the pier
  • Black community sees Charlotte as glimmering, fake Oz

    09/24/2016 10:37:50 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 24, 2016 | AP
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – To much of the world, Charlotte is the Queen City — a gleaming downtown, state-of-the-art stadiums, sparkling new mass transit, the nation's banking capital. But a very different Charlotte came into the spotlight in the past few days. Move outside the city's core and there are neighborhoods like the one where a white police officer shot and killed a black man, Keith Scott, setting off violent protests. Places where residents tire of seeing police only when teams of officers sweep in to make arrests, and remember well other blacks killed by police officers who did not face...
  • Human skeleton discovered at Antikythera shipwreck after more than 2,000

    09/20/2016 3:08:48 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept 19, 2016 | By Associated Press and Cheyenne Macdonald
    Full title: Human skeleton discovered at Antikythera shipwreck after more than 2,000 years at the bottom of the sea Buried beneath sand and the fragments of ancient pottery, researchers have discovered the 2,000-year-old remains of a sailor who died upon the ill-fated 'Antikythera ship.' Archaeologists have investigated the famous shipwreck off a tiny Greek island for which it's named for over a century, revealing a trove of remarkable artefacts – including the mysterious 'Antikythera Mechanism,' thought to be a 'guide to the galaxy.'
  • Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt

    09/12/2016 3:38:51 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sept 12, 2016 | Paul Watson in Vancouver
    The long-lost ship of British polar explorer Sir John Franklin, HMS Terror, has been found in pristine condition at the bottom of an Arctic bay, researchers have said, in a discovery that challenges the accepted history behind one of polar exploration’s deepest mysteries. HMS Terror and Franklin’s flagship, HMS Erebus, were abandoned in heavy sea ice far to the north of the eventual wreck site in 1848, during the Royal Navy explorer’s doomed attempt to complete the Northwest Passage.
  • Police: Tampa man shot cousin to test bullet proof vest (He died)

    09/12/2016 3:55:48 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 28 replies
    BayNew 9 ^ | Sept 11, 2016 | Staff
    Police say the incident happened Saturday night at a home on Gordon Street. Police say Alexandro Garibaldi, 24, told police he heard a gunshot and found his cousin, Joaquin Mendez, 23, outside with a gunshot wound. Witnesses, however, told police that Mendez had put on a bullet proof vest and mused whether it still "worked." Police say that's when Garibaldi took out a handgun, said "let's see," and shot at the victim in the vest.
  • SpaceX - Static Fire Anomaly - AMOS-6 - 09-01-2016 (Video)

    09/01/2016 3:32:38 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 1, 2016 | USLaunchReport
    Several minutes have been cut from about 10 minutes. We hope for SpaceX to have a quick recovery to flight. Ask for permission before using or cutting. Sharing in the original version is fine SpaceX - Static Fire Anomaly
  • Amber Tamblyn Doesn’t Like the Naked Trump Statues

    08/22/2016 3:02:59 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 49 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 22, 2016 | BY: Elizabeth Harrington
    Fresh off her appearance at the Democratic National Convention where she said she has much to learn about trans women’s reproductive rights, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star is back to talking politics: in defense of Donald Trump. The Hill reports: Actress Amber Tamblyn says she disapproves of naked, life-size statues of Donald Trump that recently appeared in five U.S. cities. “Body shaming is never OK, even when it comes to Trump,”
  • Occasional Birdy Thread

    08/21/2016 3:14:07 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 60 replies
    self ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Me
    It's been 2 1/2 months since the last birdy thread was posted. Florida is a bit too hot for this old man to get out and shoot much in high summer. However, today I had a visitor. A little blue heron was feeding on my front lawn. That seemed a tad unusual. There was also a flock of white ibis. This time of year the ibis begin to gather in larger and larger flocks preparing for their winter migration. I got a face shot of this youngster. Their eyes are cool Several weeks ago I saw a family of Florida...
  • Venezuela's new decree: Forced farm work for citizens

    07/30/2016 4:37:55 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 68 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 7/29/2016 | by Patrick Gillespie, Rafael Romo and Osmary Hernandez
    A new decree by Venezuela's government could make its citizens work on farms to tackle the country's severe food shortages. That "effectively amounts to forced labor," according to Amnesty International, which derided the decree as "unlawful." In a vaguely-worded decree, Venezuelan officials indicated that public and private sector employees could be forced to work in the country's fields for at least 60-day periods, which may be extended "if circumstances merit."
  • BREAKING NEWS: Democrat chairwoman RESIGNS

    07/24/2016 2:39:02 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2006 | By Khaleda Rahman
    Full Title: BREAKING NEWS: Democrat chairwoman RESIGNS hours before Clinton convention. Email hack revealing how party conspired against Sanders forces Debbie Wasserman Schultz to quit Democratic party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has stepped down following Bernie Sanders' call for her resignation in the wake of a humiliating Wikileaks email hack that exposed her bias and showed the party had conspired against the Vermont senator. Party officials took part in crisis talks on Sunday afternoon - the eve of the party's national convention in Philadelphia - over mounting calls for Wasserman Schultz's resignation. The controversy exploded over the weekend, prompted in...