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  • Real Islamophobes are the American media: jihadist mass murder in US goes unreported

    08/23/2014 3:44:01 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 20 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Col Allen West
    --- snip “For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed.”
  • Judge sets Sept. 15 trial date for Mississippi election challenge of Chris McDaniel

    08/21/2014 4:11:59 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 18 replies
    GulfLive ^ | August 21, 2014 | AP
    JACKSON, Mississippi -- A trial is set to begin Sept. 15 for a lawsuit that seeks to undo a Republican runoff victory by Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran. Retired Chancellor Hollis McGehee, who's presiding over the case, filed a scheduling order Thursday in Jones County Circuit Court in Laurel. He specifies that the trial must be finished by Oct. 3. It will take place at the Jones County Courthouse.
  • State (MS) Gave $69 Million Loan to Green Energy Company on Verge of Bankruptcy

    08/18/2014 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 18, 2014 | Steven Wilson
    Biofuel manufacturer KiOR’s financial struggles might leave Mississippi holding the title to another failed green energy project. According to the company’s quarterly report, without additional financing KiOR won’t be able to meet its financial obligations past Sept. 30. One of its biggest creditors is the state of Mississippi. The company owes the state $69.275 million on a no-interest loan to build a first-of-its kind plant to convert wood pulp into gasoline, fuel oil and diesel fuel in Columbus, Miss. It missed its most recent semi-annual payment of $1.875 million to the state, which granted forbearance June 3. But that ends...
  • Actor Robin Williams Dead at 63: Marin County Sheriff’s Office

    08/11/2014 4:12:14 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 193 replies
    KTLA ^ | Aug 11, 2014 | MELISSA PAMER
    Actor Robin Williams has died, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday. He was 63. The Sheriff’s Office was called to a home in unincorporated Tiburon just after noon Monday, the office stated in a news release.
  • Sarah Palin blasts Jesse Ventura: You’re a jackass

    08/05/2014 3:56:12 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 30 replies
    RARE ^ | Aug 5, 2014 | Douglas Barclay
    On Friday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recorded a video for her new website to talk about her brief encounters with slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Last week, another former governor, Minnesota’s Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million from Kyle’s widow in a defamation suit against Chris Kyle’s estate. This did sit well with Gov. Palin. Palin called Ventura a “jackass” and questioned how a former Navy SEAL like himself would go after a widow and the legacy of an “American hero.” ‘”You turn around and sue, expecting $2 million from a military widow and her fatherless children? Yeah, like that...
  • Goat head rage....

    07/24/2014 6:00:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    Me | July 24, 2014 | Self
    I was driving through northern Illinois last night listening to a call-in program on WGN in Chicago. People were calling in all upset about the goat's head sent to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts at Wrigley Field. Some guy called in from Indiana and said, "Why are you all so upset because someone sent a goat's head to Wrigley Field? Aren't you the guys that sent a horse's ass to the White House?" I almost ran off the road!
  • Police: Fla. father beats accused child abuser

    07/18/2014 4:02:21 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 37 replies
    Yahoo! news ^ | July 18, 2014 | Staff
    A Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son early Friday morning, police said. The father called 911 around 1 a.m. after he walked in on the alleged abuse, police said. When officers arrived, they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth. "He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you," the father told the 911 dispatcher. "I drug him out to the living room."
  • Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in US

    06/29/2014 2:10:43 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 29, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, turned himself in and was being flown Sunday from an undisclosed location in the Middle East to Norfolk, Va. He is to be moved Monday to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to a spokesman, Capt. Eric Flanagan. Maj. Gen. Raymond Fox, commander of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Lejeune, will determine whether...
  • Runoff voter turnout appears to be up (Mississippi)

    06/24/2014 5:07:25 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 108 replies
    WLOX ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Doug Walker
    BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - At the Ocean Springs Civic Center, the lines were long as voters waited to cast their ballots. The turnout surprised some poll workers, like Paula Clifford. "I am. I'm very surprised at what we've had so far. We've had more people come in and vote this time than we had the last time," Clifford explained. Voters, like Robert Kline, seem to sense that something big is about to happen, no matter who wins. "This is very important to our state, picking out the congressman we want to continue, and I just felt like it was a...
  • Live Stream of Election Party by TPNN ~ Chris McDaniel

    06/24/2014 3:52:56 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 36 replies
    Chris McDaniel ^ | June 24, 2014 | Staff
    Can't make it to the Election Party? Check out the live stream by TPNN here at 7:00 PM. CDT
  • 2014 LIVE Mississippi Senate Primaries Results

    06/03/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 974 replies
    Politico ^ | June 3, 2014 | Staff
    Live elections results. Polls close in 20 minutes!
  • Taliban claim U.S. solider has converted to Islam and is teaching bomb-making skills (2010)

    06/03/2014 3:50:13 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 August 2010 | Mail Foriegn Service
    Full Title: "Taliban claim captured U.S. solider has converted to Islam and is teaching its fighters bomb-making skills A captured American soldier is training Taliban fighters bomb-making and ambush skills, according to one of his captors and Afghan intelligence officials. Private Bowe Bergdahl disappeared in June 2009 while based in eastern Afghanistan and is thought to be the only U.S. serviceman in captivity. The 24-year-old has converted to Islam and now has the Muslim name Abdullah, one of his captors told The Sunday Times.
  • Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan 'to free' death row woman

    05/31/2014 10:18:43 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | May 31, 2014 | Staff
    Sudanese authorities are to free a woman who was sentenced to death for having abandoned the Islamic faith, a foreign ministry official says. Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth to a daughter in custody, will be freed in a few days' time, the official said. Abdullahi Alzareg, an under-secretary at the foreign ministry, said Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting the woman.
  • McDaniel to Host Major Campaign Rally with Prominent Conservative Guest in Ellisville

    05/29/2014 4:34:44 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 29 replies
    McDaniel for US Senate ^ | May 29, 2014 | Staff
    Laurel, MS Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel will host a major campaign rally in Ellisville, Mississippi, tomorrow, Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM. A prominent, conservative guest will attend in support of Chris. What: Campaign rally supporting Chris McDaniel’s campaign for U.S. Senate When: Friday, May 30th at 11:00 AM (Doors open at 10:00 AM) Where: Fine Arts Center Jones County Junior College 900 S Court St. Ellisville, MS 39437
  • MCDANIEL FIRST TO SIGN NEW ANTI-AMNESTY PLEDGE, URGES COCHRAN TO JOIN (MS)

    04/29/2014 3:53:08 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel endorsed a new pledge from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Monday, vowing to oppose amnesty for illegal aliens as well as increases to legal immigration. The move could raise the importance of immigration in the bitter race between McDaniel and incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, who has a mixed record on the issue from the standpoint of anti-amnesty groups. Cochran's lifetime voting grade from NumbersUSA, an anti-amnesty group closely associated with FAIR, is C+, lower than all but a handful of Senate Republicans.
  • Media Matters To SEIU: Don't Unionize Us, Bro?

    04/18/2014 5:19:35 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by DAN RIEHL
    The hypocrisy could not be more evident as reports indicate Media Matters for America is resisting efforts by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its employees. Heck, next thing you know, they'll be asking them for a higher minimum wage. "...Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA's staff through a Card Check election..."
  • Florida bill would allow guns with no permit in natural disasters

    04/13/2014 5:29:41 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11, 2014 | BY BILL COTTERELL
    (Reuters) - In a crisis situation or evacuation for natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires, people with no criminal record would be allowed to carry a firearm without a permit, under a bill approved Friday by the Florida House of Representatives. "The bells of liberty are surely ringing throughout Florida today," said Representative Heather Dawes Fitzenhagen, a Fort Myers Republican who sponsored the bill lifting permit requirements for concealed weapons in an emergency declared by the governor or local authorities. "By passing this bill, you will ensure that no Floridian, in lawful possession of a firearm, must leave it...
  • 6-Year-Old With Rare Disorder Gets to Be Navy SEAL for a Day

    04/13/2014 3:21:35 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 6 replies
    FOX NEWS Insider ^ | April 12, 2014 | BY FOX NEWS INSIDER
    A 6-year-old got the birthday surprise of a lifetime when he found out he would be a Navy SEAL for a day. Mason Rudder has already endured 10 surgeries for a rare genetic disorder that affects his range of motion, but that hasn’t stopped him from dreaming of becoming an elite Navy SEAL one day. Navy SEAL Jared Ogden spent a day training Mason. They went through demolition and sniper training, and during their lunch break, Mason led the SEALs on a mission.
  • Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?

    04/06/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | April 6, 2014 | by Andrew Walden
    Homeless Tent Cities have proven a disaster in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and other mainland cities where they have been tried. Homelessness Industry organizers set up their tents in an area--and the meth-addled denizens generate a crime wave targeting local businesses and residents as they seek out anything they can steal to buy drugs. Exasperated local officials pay the organizers off in order to get them to move into a different jurisdiction where the cycle of crime and shakedown begins again. In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown...
  • (RAT) Taylor to challenge Palazzo as Republican; Childers enters U.S. Senate race

    03/01/2014 1:04:34 PM PST · by Islander7 · 16 replies
    Watchinga ^ | March 1, 2014 | Staff
    Video at the link.This should be interesting. Palazzo is an establishment GOP goober. The TEA Party candidate, Joe Tegerdine, lost the primary to him. Palazzo's dad is big buds with Halley Barbour. Rumor has it his crooked a snake.
  • Universities in FCC Newsroom Probe Have Close Ties to Soros, Got $1.8M in Funding

    02/23/2014 4:06:00 AM PST · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | Feb 21, 2014 | By Mike Ciandella
    The FCC may have suspended its invasion into American newsrooms, but the controversial "Critical Information Needs" study also has George Soros' fingerprints all over it. While disturbing, this should come as no surprise since Soros' gave more than $52 million to media organizations from 2000-2010. Two schools were working with FCC on the project, according to Byron York of The Washington Examiner. The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Communication and Democracy, were tasked by the FCC with coming up with criteria for what information is "critical" for Americans...
  • Mark Levin endorses Chris McDaniel for US Senate

    02/20/2014 3:50:19 AM PST · by Islander7 · 4 replies
    FaceBook ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Chris McDaniel
    Posted on McDaniel's FaceBook page:
  • Thad Cochran, In Trouble and Not Making It Any Better

    02/18/2014 4:58:15 PM PST · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Feb 18, 2014 | By Rich Lowry
    --------- snip Comments like this won’t help his cause. From USA Today: Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., made a surprising admission to a local Mississippi news outlet during a Monday campaign swing: “The Tea Party is something I don’t really know a lot about,” he told WLOX.
  • Dartmoor tomb treasure hoard uncovered by archaeologists

    02/09/2014 6:43:13 AM PST · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Staff
    Archaeologists from around the UK have been examining a hoard of treasures unearthed in a 4,000-year-old tomb on Dartmoor. Prehistoric jewellery, animal pelts and beads made of amber were among the finds about two years ago in the burial chamber. The chamber, known as a cist, was found on Whitehorse Hill, near Chagford.
  • Taken: HI convict pleads guilty to stealing $200,000 in gov’t welfare

    02/09/2014 5:59:50 AM PST · by Islander7 · 12 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Malia Zimmerman
    HONOLULU — Hawaii has some of the most generous welfare benefits in the country, and one man took full advantage of them. The man, who went by the name “Vaughn Sherwood” — a name he apparently stole — took more than $200,000 from taxpayers, the FBI said. On Thursday, shackled in handcuffs and dressed in a white prison uniform, he pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to four counts related to theft of government property, identity theft and illegal possession of a firearm.
  • 800,000-year-old human footprints found in Norfolk

    02/09/2014 2:06:18 AM PST · by Islander7 · 26 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Maev Kennedy
    The oldest human footprints ever found outside Africa, dated at between 850,000 and 950,000 years old, have been discovered on the storm-lashed beach at Happisburgh in Norfolk, one of the fastest eroding stretches of the British coast. Within a fortnight the sea tides that exposed the prints last May destroyed them, leaving only casts and 3D images made through photogrammetry – by stitching together hundreds of photographs – as evidence that a little group from a long-extinct early human species had passed that way. They walked through a startlingly different landscape from today’s, along the estuary of what may have...
  • ‘Can’t make this up’! NC NAACP tells voter ID protesters to bring photo ID to Moral March

    02/08/2014 1:28:32 PM PST · by Islander7 · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | Twitchy
    Leftist activists, including members of North Carolina NAACP, are in Raleigh, North Carolina, today for the so-called Moral March. Their mission? To screech about everything from abortion restrictions to fast-food wages. North Carolina blogger extraordinaire Sister Toldjah has a must-read Moral March primer on the Moral Monday movement and its hateful organizers. As bused-in protesters and professional agitators prepared to promote their progressive causes — including oh-so-racist voter ID requirements — the state NAACP told participants make sure to have photo ID handy “at all times.” According to the “Important Dos and Don’ts for Marchers!!!” you should bring a “driver’s...
  • 300,000-year-old hearth found: Microscopic evidence shows repeated fire use in one spot over time

    01/28/2014 3:05:36 AM PST · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Weizmann Institute of Science
    Summary: When did humans really begin to control fire and use it for their daily needs? Scientists discovered in the Qesem Cave, an archaeological site near present-day Rosh Ha'ayin, the earliest evidence -- dating to around 300,000 years ago -- of unequivocal repeated fire building over a continuous period. These findings help answer the question and hint that those prehistoric humans already had a highly advanced social structure and intellectual capacity.
  • The New Ammunition That Has Gun Owners Drooling

    01/25/2014 10:47:13 AM PST · by Islander7 · 101 replies
    The Liberty Digest ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | Chad Cunningham
    They call it the R.I.P. round and with good reason. G2 Research has released a new ammo that is taking the market by storm and has gun owners all over the country trying to find where to pick some up.
  • Pascagoula man goes from 338 pounds to 191 to become a Marine

    01/12/2014 4:56:26 AM PST · by Islander7 · 33 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Jan 11, 2014 | By PATRICK OCHS
    Almost two years ago, Nunez decided he wanted to "be one of the best," so he picked up the phone and called his local U.S. Marine Corps recruitment office. After checking off various requirements, the recruiter asked Nunez about his weight. The 18-year-old gulped. Always a heavy kid, Nunez crushed the scales at 338 pounds. The recruiter told him he should probably consider a different career path.
  • Manatees flock to plant's warmer waters (Florida)

    01/09/2014 5:08:48 PM PST · by Islander7 · 20 replies
    MyFox 13 Tampa Bay ^ | Jan 5, 2014 | By: FOX 13 Staff
    APOLLO BEACH (FOX 13) - With temperatures dropping in both the air and the water, dozens of manatees have returned to one of their favorite spots for the winter: The warm waters of the TECO power plant in Apollo Beach. At least 100 manatees were visible Saturday in the canal alongside the Big Bend facility, where discharge saltwater from the power plant warms the water to summer-like temperatures. According to TECO, the manatees begin to arrive when water temperatures in the bay drop below 68 degrees. Thermometers on the site indicated the bay was at about 65 degrees this weekend,...
  • ATF Agent Sends Shockwaves ... Explosive Allegations About ‘Fast and Furious’ ...

    12/28/2013 6:54:37 AM PST · by Islander7 · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec27, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    John Dodson, the federal agent who blew the lid off the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal, claims the FBI had ties to the men who killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010 near Nogales, Ariz. In fact, Dodson says the Mexican bandits who gunned down Terry were working for FBI operatives and had been sent to the border to do a “drug rip-off” using intelligence gathered by the DEA. Dodson, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said he doesn’t think the FBI was part of the rip-off crew, but the...
  • 200 countries, 200 years, 120,000 data points, 4 minutes…

    12/01/2013 6:37:24 PM PST · by Islander7 · 6 replies
    Make ^ | 12/5/2010 | By Sean Michael Ragan
    …and a pretty sweet Minority Report-esque dynamic infographic (“infomotion?”), to boot. The point? The world today has more than its share of problems, but we can all be thankful it isn’t the world of 200 years ago. The charming Swede is Hans Rosling—physician, statistician, and host of BBC 4′s The Joy of Stats. Pretty much everything about this video makes me happy, not least of all that the Brits have a TV program celebrating statistics itself.
  • Abortionist who kept 36 bags of aborted babies in storage unit found dead (MS)

    12/01/2013 3:58:33 AM PST · by Islander7 · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Nov 25, 2013 | by Ben Johnson
    MADISON, MS, November 25, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Authorities say an abortionist with a history of tax evasion, botched abortions, and unusual disposal of aborted babies has died. Police found the body of Dr. Joseph Booker Jr., 69, at his home Thursday night after relatives complained they could not reach him. Investigators said Booker suffered a stroke and drowned in his shower in his Madison, Mississippi, home.
  • COMET ISON LIVES (UPDATED)[Video at link]

    11/29/2013 4:35:15 PM PST · by Islander7 · 14 replies
    SpaceWeather.com ^ | Nov 29, 2013 | Staff
    COMET ISON LIVES (UPDATED): Cancel the funeral. Comet ISON is back from the dead. Yesterday, Nov. 28th, Comet ISON flew through the sun's atmosphere and appeared to disintegrate before the cameras of several NASA and ESA spacecraft. This prompted reports of the comet's demise. Today, the comet has revived and is rapidly brightening. Click to view a SOHO coronagraph movie of the solar flyby
  • Public University’s Plaque Labels President Lincoln A Democrat

    11/12/2013 8:30:33 AM PST · by Islander7 · 38 replies
    The College Fix ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | Jennifer Kabbany
    CHICAGO – A public university in President Abraham Lincoln’s home state of Illinois is adorned with a plaque that states Lincoln – arguably the most famous and influential president in American history – was a Democrat. Lincoln was a Republican. The plaque, located on a historic building that’s part of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and installed in 1905, states: “This building is dedicated to public service honoring the memory of Abraham Lincoln Democrat.” When a picture of the memorial recently surfaced on social media sites, it quickly went viral, and prompted anger among many Republicans, who called the dedication...
  • World War One in Colour - Part 1 - Everyday Life During Wartime

    10/31/2013 6:58:45 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 13 replies
    CityNoise ^ | July 2, 2010 | Franny Wentzel
    Images collected from the French National Archives of soldiers and civilians on or near the Western Front. One must presume these were taken during a lull in the fighting due to the long exposure times required by colour film.
  • Britney Spears Music Used To Scare Off Somali Pirates (NOT satire!)

    10/29/2013 4:15:34 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 28, 2013 | by Jon David Kahn
    Whoever believes that Britney Spears' music isn't powerful, need think again. Chart toppers like "Hit Me Baby One More Time" and "Oops I Did it Again" have proven to be effective weapons when blasted at approaching Somali Pirates who reportedly retreat at the mere sound of the songstress. Rachel Owens, 34, a merchant navy officer on huge super tankers off the east coast of Africa says music is a really effective way of deterring the pirates and their high-speed skiffs: “Her songs have been chosen by the security team accompanying our tankers because they thought the pirates would hate them...
  • Mississippi woman beats up would-be purse snatcher at Mobile gas station

    10/28/2013 5:59:40 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 34 replies
    GulfLive ^ | Oct 27, 2013 | By Gareth Clary
    Anthony Harris of Prichard made a series of poor choices on Friday. He decided to steal a purse. Then, he decided to steal the purse of Bridgett Bolen of Hurley, Miss. Bolen quickly confronted the would-be thief with a kick to the groin and a punch to the face, leaving Harris sitting in Mobile Metro Jail with stitches under his left eye.
  • Science has lost its way, at a big cost to humanity

    10/27/2013 5:57:00 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 39 replies
    LAT ^ | Oct 27, 2013 | By Michael Hiltzik
    n today's world, brimful as it is with opinion and falsehoods masquerading as facts, you'd think the one place you can depend on for verifiable facts is science. You'd be wrong. Many billions of dollars' worth of wrong. A few years ago, scientists at the Thousand Oaks biotech firm Amgen set out to double-check the results of 53 landmark papers in their fields of cancer research and blood biology. The idea was to make sure that research on which Amgen was spending millions of development dollars still held up. They figured that a few of the studies would fail the...
  • Amazing Comparison of Kennedy, Reagan & Obama

    10/23/2013 4:35:52 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 6 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | Oct 23, 2013 | Allen West
    If this Republic can once again remember what American leadership looks like, our greatest days are indeed ahead. Let us never again become enraptured by a cult of personality promoting empty rhetoric that is anathema to our fundamental principles and beliefs. As de Tocqueville stated, “America is great because America is good, when America ceases to be good it will no longer be great.” Leaders inspire people to dream great dreams and bring them to fruition, not sell us products. Watch this video — less than a minute. It will make you cry.
  • Food stamp fiasco results in declined benefits at some Coast, statewide stores (MS)

    10/12/2013 12:23:21 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 180 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Oct 12, 2013 | By MARY MARGARET HALFORD and JUSTIN MITCHELL
    Food stamp users across Mississippi and neighboring states were being declined Saturday morning as they tried to use their EBT, or Electronic Benefit Transfer, cards at grocery, dollar and convenience stores. A Sam's Club member services representative, however, said the cards would work if purchases were broken down into smaller increments worth less than $90, but one food stamps user said his card wouldn't work for a $4 purchase.
  • The World According To Student Errors

    09/30/2013 2:37:16 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 33 replies
    The Hilarity Vault ^ | Unk | Richard Lederet
    One of the fringe benefits of being an English or History teacher is receiving the occasional jewel of a student blooper in an essay. I have pasted together the following "history" of the world from certifiably genuine student bloopers collected by teachers throughout the United States from eighth grade through college level. Read carefully, and you will learn a lot. The inhabitants of ancient Egypt were called mummies. They lived in the Sarah Dessert and traveled by Camelot. The climate of the Sarah is such that the inhabitants had to live elsewhere, so certain areas of the dessert are cultivated...
  • RoboCop 1924

    09/28/2013 11:19:49 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 31 replies
    Web Image ^ | May 1924 | Unk
    Scientists have been making bone headed predictions of the future for decades. Found this on the web. Thought it an interesting bit of history.
  • Alaska Glacier Thaws, Ancient Forest Emerges

    09/22/2013 3:11:20 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 59 replies
    WebProNews ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | By Erika Watts
    News that will no doubt spark global warming debates, an ancient forest floor has surfaced thanks to an Alaska glacier thawing. According to Live Science, trees in the forest are at least 1,000 years old. Stumps and logs coming from the thawing glacier were first noticed 50 years ago, but the forest has begun to emerge only recently. Scientists from University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau noticed more trees popping up while studying the thawing Mendenhall Glacier. Many of the trees on the Alaska glacier, which is a 36.8-square-mile river of ice flowing into a lake near Juneau, are reportedly...
  • Biblical-Era Town Discovered Along Sea of Galilee

    09/17/2013 4:23:06 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Sept 16, 2013 | By Owen Jarus
    A town dating back more than 2,000 years has been discovered on the northwest coast of the Sea of Galilee, in Israel's Ginosar valley. The ancient town may be Dalmanutha (also spelled Dalmanoutha), described in the Gospel of Mark as the place Jesus sailed to after miraculously feeding 4,000 people by multiplying a few fish and loaves of bread, said Ken Dark, of the University of Reading in the U.K., whose team discovered the town during a field survey.
  • Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian helicopter for entering its airspace

    09/17/2013 3:58:44 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    IBNLIVE ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | Reuters
    Turkey said its warplanes shot down a Syrian helicopter on Monday after it crossed into Turkish airspace and the government warned it had taken all necessary measures to defend itself against any further such violations. Turkey scrambled two F-16 jets along the border between its southern Hatay province and Syria after warning the Mi-17 helicopter it was approaching Turkish airspace shortly before 2:30 pm (1130 GMT), the military said in a statement.
  • Russia sharply steps up criticism of U.S. over Syria

    08/31/2013 7:16:26 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 25 replies
    Wash Post ^ | Aug 31, 2013 | By Will Englund
    ---- snip “I would like to address Obama as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate: Before using force in Syria, it would be good to think about future casualties,” Putin told Russian news agencies in Vladivostok during a tour of the country’s flood-stricken Far East. “Russia is urging you to think twice before making a decision on an operation in Syria,” he said. --- snip “While the Syrian army is on the offensive, saying that it is the Syrian government that used chemical weapons is utter nonsense,” Putin said. On top of that, he said, the Obama administration’s “claims that proof...
  • Peru Declares State of Emergency in Puno as Temperatures Drop

    08/30/2013 3:37:41 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 21 replies
    Peruvian Times ^ | Aug 28, 2013 | Staff
    Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency in parts of the southern Andean region of Puno that have been hit with the coldest temperatures in a decade, daily El Comercio reported. == snip Hundreds of families have been affected and more than 250,000 alpacas have died due to freezing temperatures and snow storms that have hit the southern highlands.
  • Manning takes stand, apologizes for hurting US

    08/14/2013 5:59:39 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | August 14, 2013 | By DAVID DISHNEAU and PAULINE JELINEK
    He addressed the court on a day of often emotional testimony from family members about his troubled childhood and from a psychologist who said Manning felt extreme mental pressure in the "hyper-masculine" military because of his gender-identity disorder - his feeling that he was a woman trapped in a man's body.