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  • Neighbor: George Zimmerman was nice, respectful of elders

    03/23/2012 5:38:57 PM PDT · by kalee · 12 replies · 1+ views
    InsideNova.com ^ | 3/23/12 | David Pierce
    MANASSAS, Va. -- Manassas resident George Hall said he was shocked when he heard that former neighbor George Zimmerman is the man behind the now nationally known shooting death of Trayvon Martin. “They had to have the wrong guy,” he recalled saying at the time. Zimmerman, a Osbourn High School graduate, is at the center of a national uproar after police said he, while acting as a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla., shot and killed the 17-year-old Trayvon on Feb. 26. He has not been charged and has admitted he shot the teen, who was returning to a gated...
  • Woodbridge doctor pleads no contest to assaulting female patient

    12/07/2011 8:39:16 AM PST · by kalee · 17 replies
    InsideNOVA.com ^ | December 07, 2011 | Amanda Stewart
    MANASSAS, Va. -- Nizar Hussain, a Woodbridge doctor accused of inappropriately touching his patients pleaded no contest Wednesday morning to one count of assault and battery. Prosecutors dropped all other charges against him. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with all jail time suspended on the condition of his good behavior and that he have no contact with any of his alleged victims. Hussain was arrested after several of his patients said he either inapproproately touched them or kissed them. In court Tuesday, one woman who said Hussain inappropriately touched her testified that she is now afraid to...
  • Officials: Burglar caught with sex doll is Belvoir Army captain

    07/06/2011 7:36:59 PM PDT · by kalee · 54 replies
    insidenova.com News and Messenger ^ | July 06, 2011 | Kari Pugh
    WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- Justin Dale Little Jim – arrested this week after police found a burglar in a Woodbridge sex shop with a blow-up doll – is a U.S. Army captain serving at Fort Belvoir, a base spokesman said Wednesday. Little Jim, 28, serves in the Veterinary Command, the spokesman said. But for now, Little Jim is jailed without bond on charges he broke into the MVC Late Night store at 14505 Jefferson Davis Highway early Tuesday. Police investigating a burglary arrived about 2:45 a.m. to find the glass front door broken. They sent in a police dog, who tracked...
  • Need info on the bankruptcy cases where clear deeds could not be proved

    08/09/2010 6:38:01 PM PDT · by kalee · 9 replies
    8/9/10 | Kalee
    Anyone remember the cases where the mortgages had been sold so many times that no one could prove ownership. Our friend's daughter, a young single mother with cancer is in a similar situation so I am looking for that earlier thread hoping it will provide her some help. The young woman lost her job due to cancer and the company where she was sending the monthly payments had her in mediation, as of today they still say they hold the mortgage and she is in mediation. BUT she was served eviction papers last Sat from a company who says they...
  • Duke lacrosse investigator arrested

    06/28/2010 10:10:02 AM PDT · by kalee · 10 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Jun. 27, 2010 | Jim Wise
    DURHAM Linwood Wilson, an investigator for Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong in the Duke lacrosse case, was arrested Thursday evening. Durham County sheriff's deputies made the arrest at the request of authorities in Delaware, where Wilson was wanted on cyber stalking and obscenity charges related to a domestic-violence incident, said Major Paul Martin of the Durham County Sheriff's Office. The Delaware warrant was issued June 10, he said. Durham deputies made the arrest at Wilson's home about 6 p.m., Martin said. Wilson was taken to the Durham County jail and released on an unsecured $1,000 bond. Wilson is named in...
  • Mohawked Man Goes on Miami Airport Assault

    03/22/2010 6:40:44 PM PDT · by kalee · 53 replies · 1,194+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | 3/22/10 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    An out-of-control mohawked man went on an airport assault in Miami early this morning, tussling with workers and police before he was finally tasered and arrested. Michael John Jones, 43, was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. after police said he went berserk inside one of the concourses at MIA. According to a police report, Jones attacked two men without warning inside Concourse H, approaching them with fists clenched and then throwing a metal luggage cart at them. The cart missed, but Jones wasn't finished. He got a hold of one of the victims and started punching him in the face,...
  • I Should Have Read My Islamic Marriage Contract

    02/26/2010 8:36:34 AM PST · by kalee · 13 replies · 1,072+ views
    Salon ^ | 2/25/10 | Ayesha Nasir
    I have two master's degrees from Columbia, keep the h silent in haute couture (you'd be surprised at how few Pakistanis like me do so), and know to scour the fine print before I sign anything. But I scrawled my signature on the most important contract of my life without reading a word. And, as I later found out, many of my also well-educated female friends did the same. Why do Pakistani women agree to marriage contracts without scrutinizing them first and making sure they won't be sorry later?
  • Helen Thomas, Birther?

    07/28/2009 12:09:52 PM PDT · by kalee · 53 replies · 2,416+ views
    The Blog Weekly Standard ^ | July 27, 2009 | John McCormack
    At the White House press briefing today, left-wing Air America radio talk show host Bill Press asked Robert Gibbs, "Is there anything you can say that will make the birthers go away?" To which Gibbs replied, Oh, please, please don't make me talk about an issue that makes conservatives look like a bunch of nutjobs. I paraphrase. You can read the full exchange after the jump. But I thought it was curious that Helen Thomas seemed to think that concerns that Obama is not really a U.S. citizen are legitimate (some of the following exchange was left out of the...
  • Brilliant Woman Solves All of California's Problems

    07/23/2009 8:32:50 PM PDT · by kalee · 122 replies · 3,489+ views
    Today's Big Thing ^ | july 23, 2009 | unknown
    Brilliant Woman Solves All of California's Problems It's nice to see that Miss Teen South Carolina is trying to make a difference now that she's all grown up.
  • Shgould Pro-Choicers Fear Obama Care Too?

    06/20/2009 9:30:45 AM PDT · by kalee · 7 replies · 383+ views
    Creative Monority ^ | June 20, 2009 | Matthew Archibald
    It's been a long standing argument about using taxpayer money to fund abortions but if ObamaCare becomes the law of the land as he's pushing it to be, abortion will likely be part of everyone in the nation's health care plan. And pro-lifers are upset that their taxpayer money will go to funding abortions. But should pro-choicers be worried as well about ObamaCare? Everyone by now knows that a national health care plan will essentially wipe out private health insurance because if you give something away for "free" what company is going to carry the cost of health care plans...
  • No, madam, it's you who have offended MY values

    06/17/2009 6:52:39 AM PDT · by kalee · 17 replies · 1,503+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 6/17/2009 | Allison Pearson
    On a train to London, a young woman wearing a burkha, with only her heavily made-up eyes peeping out, did not have a valid ticket. Challenged by the guard, the young woman gave a litany of excuses. She had left her bag at her boyfriend's, he had bought the ticket, she had no money on her... My friend Jane, who was in the same carriage, noticed how the guard became nervous as the Muslim girl presented herself as an innocent in a society she didn't understand. Instead of issuing a penalty fine, the guard backed off, shrugging his helplessness at...
  • Another Jimmy Carter Foreign Policy Success, Revisited.

    06/28/2008 6:09:50 AM PDT · by kalee · 5 replies · 62+ views
    Red Stick Rant ^ | 6/27/08 | Clifford at Red Stick Rant
    Another Jimmy Carter Foreign Policy Success, Revisited. The foreign policy gifts of Jimmy Carter - which gave us the secular, pluralist, pro-Western Iran we know today - just keep on giving. Recently, thanks to the postings at Theo Spark’s Last of the Few, I've been following the disaster in Zimbabwe and the man who made it so – it’s de-facto dictator, Robert "let-them-eat-nothing" Mugabe. Mugabe is running "unopposed" for another term as president - as he's now forced the one viable opposition candidate out of the race. (The election is today.) In most democracies, candidates win elections by earning people’s...
  • A Reading List For Democrats

    05/25/2008 9:29:16 AM PDT · by kalee · 2 replies · 93+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 5, 2008 | Gary Rosen
    Book review of... Moral Clarity By Susan Neiman (Harcourt, 467 pages, $27) The seemingly endless contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is, among other things, a referendum on that perennial question: What ails the American left? Is the problem a failure to offer clear alternatives to the corporate coziness of the Republicans, or is it a lack of cultural and religious sympathy with the heartland? Is it a matter of substance or style, of insufficiently "progressive" policies or bicoastal swagger? To this stale discussion Susan Neiman brings a new thought: The problem with our liberal elites, she insists, is...
  • Vicar attacked for 'being a Christian' by yobs who claimed his church 'should be a mosque'

    03/16/2008 9:39:02 AM PDT · by kalee · 19 replies · 1,015+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th March 2008 | AMANDA PERTHEN and RHODRI PHILLIPS
    A vicar was in hospital last night after being attacked in his churchyard by two youths in what is being treated as a 'faith hate' crime. The incident happened outside St George-in-the-East Church in Wapping, East London. It has regularly had windows smashed by youths - who on one occasion shouted: "This should not be a church, this should be a mosque." The Reverend Alan Green, Area Dean for Tower Hamlets, said it was the latest in a series of "faith hate" crimes in the borough.
  • Wikipedia Islam Entry Is Criticized

    02/05/2008 9:51:11 AM PST · by kalee · 20 replies · 165+ views
    New York Times ^ | Feb 5, 2008 | Noam Cohen
    An article about the Prophet Muhammad in the English-language Wikipedia has become the subject of an online protest in the last few weeks because of its representations of Muhammad, taken from medieval manuscripts. In addition to numerous e-mail messages sent to Wikipedia.org, an online petition cites a prohibition in Islam on images of people. The petition has more than 80,000 “signatures,” though many who submitted them to ThePetitionSite.com, remained anonymous. “We have been noticing a lot more similar sounding, similar looking e-mails beginning mid-January,” said Jay Walsh, a spokesman for the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco, which administers the various...
  • Wikipedia doesn;t submit to Muslims offended by a picture of Muhammad.

    02/05/2008 8:45:00 AM PST · by kalee · 10 replies · 60+ views
    Neal Boortz ^ | Feb 5,2008 | Boortz, Wikipedia, offended moslems
    From Nealz Newz...I credit Wikipedia for not submitting to Muslims who were offended by a picture of the prophet Muhammad. Here's the blasphemous picture ... and here is Wikipedia's response.
  • A stealth Mitt Romney endorsement from the religious right's powerbrokers?

    01/31/2008 7:46:47 AM PST · by kalee · 40 replies · 145+ views
    Time ^ | January 24, 2008 | Michael Scherer
    <p>Christian right leaders are abuzz today because a new online candidate guide that has been posted by Focus on the Family Action, the political arm of Jim Dobson's conservative Christian empire. The webpage offers edited excerpts of recent webcasts with the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, explaining where the candidates stand on "pro-family issues."</p>
  • Best Man Standing

    01/30/2008 4:29:46 PM PST · by kalee · 5 replies · 55+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 30, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    I have to hand it to the Republicans. They might not want the hand, but they deserve it. If things continue the way they’ve gone, they’re on the verge of nominating the candidate many of them like least and many of my friends like most as their nominee for president... I’ve always liked John McCain. I’ve liked him because I think he’s smart and independent, and because his willingness to work with folks on the other side of the aisle to get things done reminded me of the way Washington used to function, in the good or bad old days,...
  • The last testament of Flashman's creator: How Britain has destroyed itself

    01/06/2008 9:48:35 AM PST · by kalee · 20 replies · 189+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 5, 2008 | GEORGE MACDONALD FRASER
    Political correctness is about denial, usually in the weasel circumlocutory jargon which distorts and evades and seldom stands up to honest analysis. It comes in many guises, some of them so effective that the PC can be difficult to detect. The silly euphemisms, apparently harmless, but forever dripping to wear away common sense - the naivete of the phrase "a caring force for the future" on Remembrance poppy trays, which suggests that the army is some kind of peace corps, when in fact its true function is killing. The continual attempt to soften and sanitise the harsh realities of life...
  • Shaheen Brings Up Obama's Drug Use, Didn't Care Much About Gore's

    12/16/2007 5:07:22 PM PST · by kalee · 8 replies · 159+ views
    New York Observer ^ | 12/12/2007 | Steve Kornacki
    Some context might be helpful as Bill Shaheen, a prominent New Hampshire Democrat and the husband of former Governor (and 2008 Senate candidate) Jeanne Shaheen, does the Clinton campaign's bidding in an effort to raise doubts about Barack Obama's character. Shaheen, a Hillary supporter who often accompanies the candidate on her trips to New Hampshire, is pointedly raising the issue of Obama's admissions of past drug use, according to the Washington Post: ... What's interesting is that the Shaheens -- both Bill and Jeanne -- were critical players in Al Gore's 2000 campaign, helping to orchestrate the narrow New Hampshire...
  • MI5 'is keeping bomber alive'

    07/29/2007 1:00:43 AM PDT · by kalee · 61 replies · 1,792+ views
    Scotland on Sunday @ Scotsman.com ^ | Sunday, 29th July 2007 | RICHARD ELIAS
    SEVERELY burned Glasgow Airport attack suspect Kafeel Ahmed is being kept alive on the orders of MI5, senior police sources have told Scotland on Sunday. Ahmed has third degree burns to 90% of his body and virtually no chance of surviving but insiders claim the security services are keeping him alive to avoid a backlash from radical Muslims. The 27-year-old doctor is on life support at Glasgow Royal Infirmary but two separate police sources - as well as medical staff - claim the decision to keep him alive has more to do with politics than clinical judgment. One insider estimated...
  • Why Vegetarians are Eating Meat

    07/24/2007 4:53:13 PM PDT · by kalee · 159 replies · 3,253+ views
    Food and Wine ^ | Aug 2007 | Christine Lennon
    A growing number of vegetarians are starting to eat humanely raised meat. Christine Lennon talks to a few converts— including her husband and famed author Mollie Katzen. To a die-hard meat eater, there's nothing more irritating than a smug vegetarian. I feel at liberty to say this because I am one (a steak lover) and I married the other (a vegetarian with a pulpit). For me, "Do you now, or would you ever, eat meat?" has always been a question on par with "Do you ever want to get married?" and "Do you want children?" The answer to one reveals...
  • How to Get Out of Iraq

    07/21/2007 9:46:15 PM PDT · by kalee · 18 replies · 596+ views
    Dan Simmons.com ^ | June-July 2007 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: It’s May as I write this and the subject of Iraq is much in the air. Of course, the subject of Iraq has been much in the air for years now, but it seems to be coming close to reaching some critical mass or tipping point. And everyone in political life or among the Trinities (NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, PBS, etc.) agree that September is the swivel point . . . that something will have to happen by September: U.S. withdrawal beginning, the Iraqis pulling up their socks at long last and meeting some...
  • Woman Faces Charges for Kissing Painting

    07/21/2007 1:47:47 PM PDT · by kalee · 47 replies · 607+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Jul 21 02:56 PM US/Eastern | AP
    A woman has been arrested on suspicion of kissing a painting by American artist Cy Twombly and smudging the bone-white canvas with her lipstick... Twombly is known for his abstract paintings combining painting and drawing techniques, repetitive lines and the use of graffiti, letters and words.
  • Evangelicals Muslims Meet

    07/12/2007 9:49:04 PM PDT · by kalee · 9 replies · 709+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2007 | Julia Duin
    uslims and evangelical Christians are talking — at least behind closed doors at the Egyptian Embassy — according to several guests at a top-secret lunch last week. The July 2 gathering lasted two hours and featured ambassadors from nine Arab states plus their umbrella group, and several prominent evangelical leaders or their sons. "They were assessing the next generation," said Richard Cizik, vice president for governmental affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and one of the participants. "The meeting was reflective of the generational changes that are happening, and everyone knew it." The meeting, which was orchestrated by...
  • New Orleans' Madam Says Sen. David Vitter Used Her Brothel

    07/10/2007 7:23:26 PM PDT · by kalee · 101 replies · 3,353+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2007 | Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS — Sen. David Vitter, who publicly apologized after being linked to an alleged prostitution ring in Washington, D.C., was once a client of a high-priced New Orleans brothel, a former madam said Tuesday. Saying he was a "decent man" who appeared to be in need of company when he visited the brothel, Jeanette Maier added unexpected details to a scandal enveloping the first-term Republican... ...Maier pleaded guilty to running the Canal Street brothel in 2002. Vitter won his seat in the U.S Senate in 2004.
  • SECRET NEW PLAN FOR EU SUPERSTATE

    06/16/2007 5:48:25 PM PDT · by kalee · 31 replies · 1,266+ views
    Daily Express ^ | June 16th, 2007 | Geoff Marsh
    TONY Blair wants to hand the European Union radical new powers in his last act as Prime Minister, it emerged today. The Prime Minister has welcomed controversial plans to bring back the troubled EU constitution by the back door - totally bypassing the need for public referendums on sweeping new powers for Brussels. ... scheme and our hard-won veto on European directives would be torn up. Britain could also lose the right to impose quotas on immigration. Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague said: "If Tony Blair thinks he can hoodwink the British people by smuggling in the rejected EU consitution...
  • President Bush Visits Franklinton North Carolina Tomorrow

    02/21/2007 3:47:40 PM PST · by kalee · 19 replies · 314+ views
    ) - Some people are wondering if it's the smallest town President Bush has ever visited. Also on abc11tv.com: Send Us Your Tips | Real-time Traffic | AccuWeather Forecast He'll be north of the Triangle in Franklinton on Thursday. The President is visiting the town of 2,500 people, to take a close look at a company at the forefront of alternative fuels research. Bush is going to Novozymes following-up on his State of the Union pledge to help America become less dependent on oil. Downtown Franklinton isn't exactly a hub of business. Dianna Lyn, Subway Sandwich Shop Manager spent today...
  • Churches back plan to unite under Pope - ANGLICAN

    02/18/2007 5:09:43 PM PST · by kalee · 102 replies · 1,742+ views
    Times Online ^ | 2/19/2007 | Ruth Gledhill
    Radical proposals to reunite Anglicans with the Roman Catholic Church under the leadership of the Pope are to be published this year, The Times has learnt. The proposals have been agreed by senior bishops of both churches. In a 42-page statement prepared by an international commission of both churches, Anglicans and Roman Catholics are urged to explore how they might reunite under the Pope. The statement, leaked to The Times, is being considered by the Vatican, where Catholic bishops are preparing a formal response. It comes as the archbishops who lead the 38 provinces of the Anglican Communion meet in...
  • Queen's growing concern over eco warrior Charles

    02/02/2007 10:18:47 AM PST · by kalee · 32 replies · 1,062+ views
    This Is London.co.uk ^ | 02/02/07 | unattributed
    The Queen is growing increasingly 'concerned' that the Prince of Wales is embarrassing other members of the royal family in fighting a public eco war. ... Senior royal sources said Her Majesty fears his green revolution is leading to tensions within the family.... A senior source said: ... "Some of the more junior members of the family have been embarrassed by it. Perhaps one should remember that, while Her Majesty remains Head of State of this country, all the royal family must be seen to be working hard under her stewardship and, of course, in harmony." ... Charles took a...
  • Hostage Video Accuses Peace Activists of Spying on Iraq

    11/30/2005 7:13:09 AM PST · by kalee · 21 replies · 930+ views
    Guardian Unlimites ^ | Nov. 30, 2005 | Sandra Laville
    Four peace activists, including a Briton, taken hostage in Iraq were accused of being spies in a video released last night by a previously unknown group of insurgents...
  • Saudi sent to island escape

    11/18/2005 1:50:16 AM PST · by kalee · 6 replies · 383+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Nov 17,2005 | Maggie Mulvihill and O'Ryan Johnson
    His face stoic, a kinsman of the Saudi royal family was handcuffed this morning and sent for one year to a cushy jail on Martha’s Vineyard as part of a plea deal in a vehicular homicide case that left a Cambridge father dead. Bader Al-Saud, 23, a former philosophy student at Suffolk University, was hurtling down Charles Street at nearly 50 mph in a luxury SUV on Oct. 29, 2002, when he plowed into Orlando Ramos, 37, killing the father and landscaper. He pleaded guilty today to motor vehicle homicide and driving without out a license as part of a...
  • Full Time Motherhood?, How Selfish

    11/05/2005 7:45:30 AM PST · by kalee · 135 replies · 4,327+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 11/05/05 | Julie Shiller
    Full-Time Motherhood? How Selfish November 5, 2005 BY JULIE SHILLER Across the nation, privileged young women are seeking to be competitive candidates to gain admittance to prestigious universities. Impressive SAT scores, awards, grades and extracurricular activities are of the utmost importance for college-bound high school students and their families. The priorities of many of today's elite young women, however, are surprisingly conventional, according to one survey. The most fortunate and educated women say they will conform to traditional gender roles after completing their Ivy League degrees. They are choosing careers as full-time mothers and expect to be supported financially by...