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  • Three more cases of rare human plague found in Colorado

    07/18/2014 5:07:53 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/18 | coffman
    Three more people in Colorado have been diagnosed with the plague after coming in contact with an infected dog whose owner contracted a life-threatening form of the disease, state health officials said on Friday. In all, four people were infected with the disease from the same source, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in a statement.
  • Meghan McCain Guest-Hosting ‘The View’ Next Week Amid Talk of Her Joining Panel

    07/10/2014 8:55:08 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    The wrap ^ | 7/10 | molloy
    McCain, co-host of Pivot's “Take Back Live,” has been named as a potential “View” panelist Meghan McCain will guest-host on “The View” next week amid talk of her joining the show's panel full-time, a person familiar with the situation told TheWrap.
  • Miami woman finds herself as legal guardian to 800 immigrant children

    07/06/2014 6:33:35 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 24 replies
    Denver Post ^ | 7/6 | saslo
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-washpost-bc-immig05-20140705,0,7703339.story
  • You Might’ve Seen This Photo Before… But Nothing Can Prepare You For The Truth Behind It. Wow.

    07/04/2014 3:47:19 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    Viralnova ^ | 3/30 | viralnova
    No matter what part of the world you examine, there will be parents and children there sharing bonds of love and respect. This photo in particular surfaced from rural Asia, warming the hearts of thousands online. Although there isn’t much information online about this picture, you won’t need to know the full story to really feel the emotions behind it. According to Reddit and a Thai forum, this is a picture of a son with his poor farmer father after finally graduating from college. The juxtaposition of the son and father is shocking, but also touching.
  • ISIS Mocks Obama in Latest Video: “Obama, Did You Prepare Enough Diapers For Your Soldiers?”

    06/30/2014 8:14:15 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 48 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 6/30 | hoft
    ISIS released a new video on Sunday titled – “The End of Sykes-Picot.” At the end of the video a laughing jihadist cruising in a Ford 350 mocks Obama.
  • Oversight Chair Darrell Issa subpoenas 28 years of records (Lois Lerner)

    06/25/2014 3:33:47 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 143 replies
    cnn ^ | 6/25 | desjardins
    Washington (CNN) - Expanding his IRS investigation by more than two decades, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, has sent a subpoena to the Federal Elections Commission for all communications involving former IRS administrator Lois Lerner from January 1, 1986 to the present day. This new search is the broadest-yet for records in a year-long investigation by Issa and congressional Republicans, who are trying to assess why the agency targeted tea party and other political groups for extra scrutiny.
  • Issa: I'll Consider Immunity for Lois Lerner

    06/25/2014 9:58:30 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 111 replies
    newsmax ^ | 6/24 | richter
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa says he's willing to consider immunity for former IRS official Lois Lerner, but he wants to know what she plans to say first. "If she were willing to proffer through her attorney that she would tell us something meaningful, disclose how these crimes were committed, how they sought to and who sought to go after conservative groups because of their values, then we could, and I would … have a vote to grant her immunity," Issa said Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor." But Issa said that South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy,...
  • IRS Commissioner Insists Law Hasn't Been Broken, Admits He Doesn't Know the Law

    06/24/2014 5:27:54 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 47 replies
    weekly standard | 6/24 | weekly standard
    The IRS comissioner insists his agency did not break the law or relevant statutes. But under questioning by Rep. Trey Gowdy, the IRS commissioner also admitted that he doesn't know the law or the relevant statutes
  • BREAKING: Germany: Lear Jet Crashed after Collision with Eurofighter

    06/23/2014 8:05:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    nsnbc ^ | 6/23 | nsnbc
    A spokesperson for police in the district of Hochsauerlandkreis in the German Federal State of Nordrhein Westfalen, reported the accident. The German armed forces and a spokesperson for the German Air Force confirmed for the magazine Spiegel Online.de and the daily Bild, that the military plane was a German Air Force Eurofighter.
  • IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerner’s Computer Crash

    06/22/2014 7:39:52 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 208 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/22 | howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed. The IRS signed a contract with Sonasoft, an email-archiving company based in San Jose, California, each year from 2005 to 2010. The company, which partners with Microsoft and counts The New York Times among its clients, claims in its company slogans that it provides “Email Archiving Done Right” and “Point-Click Recovery.” Sonasoft in 2009 tweeted, “If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to backup their servers why wouldn’t you choose...
  • Awesome flashback tweet from 2009 brags about IRS’ server backup system

    06/22/2014 6:20:05 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 32 replies
    twitter ^ | 6/21 | twitchy
    If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to backup their servers why wouldn't you choose them to protect your severs? http://www.sonasoft.com — Sonasoft.com (@Sonasoft) October 09, 2009
  • Dad’s dance with wheelchair-bound daughter makes us cry, smile

    06/22/2014 5:55:07 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    yahoo ^ | 6/20 | Nadine Kalinauskas
    Brace yourself. This father-daughter dance is about to do some serious tugging of the heartstrings. When McKenzie Michelle Carey was 18 months old, she was diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease, a life-threatening illness that damages the cells of the brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, and the endocrine and respiratory systems. There is no known cure. While she isn't paralyzed, 12-year-old McKenzie can't walk or speak. "We are her voice and her legs," her mother, Tammy Carey, tells WTVR. Her disease, while limiting in many ways, doesn't stop McKenzie from performing in pageants. "Pageants give her the same opportunity as other children,"...
  • 49 dead (military) as rebels down plane in Ukraine

    06/14/2014 5:40:29 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 6 replies
    HinduTimes ^ | 6/14 | AP
    Pro-Russian separatists shot down a military transport plane on Saturday in the country’s restive east, killing all 49 service personnel on board, Ukrainian officials said. It was a bitter setback for Ukrainian forces, which have struggled to suppress an armed insurgency by foes of the new government.
  • Meet Army MSG Mark Allen, hero wounded in search for Bowe Bergdahl

    06/03/2014 6:16:23 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 41 replies
    twitchy ^ | 6/3 | Mark Allen's wife
    This is what a real hero looks like. Army MSG Mark Allen’s wife writes on the Facebook site, “Bowe Bergdahl is a traitor:” “Meet my husband, injuries directly brought to you by the actions of this traitor. He can’t give an account of what went down, because he can no longer speak. Now, which guy is a ‘hero’ again?!? Sick.”
  • American Soldier Who Served With Bowe Bergdahl Casts Doubt on Official Story

    06/01/2014 6:54:36 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 95 replies
    Cody Tweets via Soopermexicn ^ | 5/31 | Cody Tweets
    Early Saturday it was announced by the administration that the only American prisoner of war in the Afghanistan was released in exchange for 5 Guantanamo Bay terrorists being set free to Qatar. The circumstances of the capture of Bowe Bergdahl had been in question long before his release – supposedly he had wandered off and captured by the Taliban. But a soldier on Twitter is claiming that the official story is untrue, and has posted his version of the events that led to Bowe’s capture. Towards the end of his story, he says he fears reprisal from the Obama administration,...
  • MH370: Investigators focus probe on 'deliberate act' by pilots

    03/22/2014 3:29:32 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 109 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3/22 | pearlman
    Authorities investigating the disappearance of Flight MH370 have narrowed their probe to the aircraft's two pilots following an extensive analysis of data from the plane. Senior sources involved in the investigation told The Telegraph that they remained certain the disappearance of the Boeing 777 was as a result of a "deliberate act" by a "person or persons on board".
  • Malaysia confirms it has new radar data on missing plane flying over another country

    03/19/2014 4:16:13 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 137 replies
    daily mail ^ | 3/19 | rush and miller
    Malaysia says it has 'some radar data' on missing flight MH370 Officials say they are 'not at liberty' to release data from other countries Relatives of missing stormed press conference where news was revealed Distressed family held up banners saying officials were 'traitors' Pilot had programmed a remote island into his home flight simulator FBI will help analyse any electronic files deleted from the simulator Search deemed an 'international effort' as 26 countries look for plane Officials are focusing search on area in southern Indian Ocean They dismissed previous claims plane was spotted over the Maldives Rubbished claims flight was...
  • Malaysia Airline MH370: 9/11-style terror allegations resurface in case of lost plane

    03/15/2014 4:50:17 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 179 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3/15 | mendick
    Evidence of a plot by Malaysian Islamists to hijack a passenger jet in a 9/11-style attack is being investigated in connection with the disappearance of Flight MH370 An al-Qaeda supergrass told a court last week that four to five Malaysian men had been planning to take control of a plane, using a bomb hidden in a shoe to blow open the cockpit door.
  • MSNBC tries to put up a cool map of Ukraine, fails miserably, doesn’t know basic geography

    03/02/2014 4:51:50 PM PST · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 3/2 | riddle
  • Acknowledging Today’s Nazis could lead to U.S. alliance with Russia

    03/02/2014 2:22:29 PM PST · by RummyChick · 19 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | 3/2 | Shoebat Foundation
    In World War II, the U.S. and the U.K. aligned with the Soviet Union and Josef Stalin against a much greater threat – the Nazis, who were allies with the Muslim Brotherhood. Imagine a threat so grave that the U.S. had to form an alliance with a nation headed by one of the world’s most notorious mass murderers. The decision of the Obama administration to ally with that Nazi partner notwithstanding, the U.S. may one day have to revive an old alliance of necessity.
  • Russia Ups the Ante in Crimea by Sending in the ‘Night Wolves’

    03/01/2014 5:35:41 AM PST · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    Time ^ | 2/28 | simon shuster
    On Friday afternoon, the regular flight from Moscow touched down in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, in the south of Ukraine, carrying the leader of a Russian motorcycle gang known as the Night Wolves. Alexander Zaldostanov, an old friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was wearing his usual get-up – a flaming wolf’s head stenciled onto his black leather vest – but for once he was not the most intimidating figure on the scene
  • An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow (Alleged Victim of Woody Allen)

    02/01/2014 2:52:12 PM PST · by RummyChick · 192 replies
    Kristoff Blog of NY Times ^ | 2/1/2014 | Dylan Farrow
    What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house.
  • PHOTO: Colts punter tweets half-naked picture of Andrew Luck

    01/05/2014 10:28:38 AM PST · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    cbs ^ | 1/4/2014 | breech
    EyeOn Football PHOTO: Colts punter tweets half-naked picture of Andrew Luck By John Breech | CBSSports.com January 4, 2014 10:03 pm ET Apparently, Andrew Luck is a slow dresser. (Twitter) Apparently, Andrew Luck is a slow dresser. (Twitter) Watch: Bengals vs. Chargers Things got pretty exciting in the Colts locker room after Indianapolis came back from a 38-10 halftime deficit to beat Kansas City 45-44 on Saturday. Colts punter Pat McAfee wanted to share that excitement with his almost 170,000 followers on Twitter, so he tweeted out a picture of Indy's locker room. The only problem is that McAfee didn't...
  • The Guy Who Created "Duck Dynasty" Starred In A Movie About Gay Porn

    12/22/2013 6:08:10 AM PST · by RummyChick · 77 replies
    buzz feed ^ | 12.19 | kate arthur
    A decade before Scott Gurney created Duck Dynasty, he starred as a gay porn star in a 2001 movie called The Fluffer, an unmentioned but delightful fact in the background of the show’s recent conflagration over Phil Robertson’s homophobic comments to GQ. But it’s not a secret either; The Fluffer, which was an independent film that played at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival, is right there on Gurney’s IMDb page. I called Gurney Productions — which Gurney founded in 2005 with his wife, Deirdre — to ask for a comment. I was told no one gets connected to Scott...
  • 'SNL' Recap: Kerry Washington Takes On Ylvis' 'The Fox' and 'Scandal' (Video)

    11/04/2013 7:40:17 AM PST · by RummyChick · 12 replies
    Hollywood reporter ^ | 11/02 | couch
    Saturday Night Live and Kerry Washington made a big splash with the show's cold open, in which the Scandal star helped SNL address critics who say the show's cast lacks diversity.
  • ‘Don’t run with sissors [sic]’ : This Obamacare live-chat session is simply incredible [video]

    10/23/2013 10:01:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/23 | twitchy
    This video of a HealthCare.gov live-chat session has to be seen to be believed. If you scripted a parody with the same quotes, you’d be told it was too over the top. But according to the House GOP Conference, this actually happened. Rep. Tim Griffin ✔ @RepTimGriffin “don’t run with sissors [sic]”– a real conversation with #ObamaCare customer service: http://j.mp/1h8ehTL http://youtu.be/s8Q8a3vTyQ0
  • Senate leaders finalizing deal

    10/15/2013 6:41:14 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 53 replies
    politco ^ | 10/15 | By MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are finalizing a deal to avert a debt default and reopen the government, capping a frantic day that had Washington bracing for an economic crisis of its own making. The deal is essentially done, sources say, as aides for the two leaders finish drafting the legislative language Tuesday night.
  • House Democrats are waiting in line this morning to sign a discharge petition

    10/12/2013 7:25:15 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 37 replies
    pelosi ^ | 10/11 | pelosi
    House Democrats are waiting in line this morning to sign a discharge petition to force a vote to reopen government. With all House Democrats and 30 House Republicans, we can vote to end the #GOPshutdown. We #DemandAVote.
  • CME Hikes E-Mini And Big S&P, Nasdaq And Dow Jones Margins

    10/12/2013 6:32:11 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 1 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 10/11 | durden
    Following three consecutive and increasingly more severe margin hikes by Interactive brokers (from Monday, Wednesday and Thursday), it was only a matter of time before the CME joined the party. And even if CME had hiked E-mini margins for all of two or three times since Lehman, whether it is due to recent surge in volatility or for whatever other reason, it had no problem doing so after the close on Friday, when moments ago it hiked initial and maintenance margins on the key market moving futures contracts including the E-Mini and big S&P, Nasdaq and Dow Jones, as well...
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter fighting to restore military death benefits cut in shutdown

    10/09/2013 5:48:09 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/8 | twitchy
    Marine combat veteran Rep. Duncan Hunter is leading the fight to restore the death benefit immediately, writing to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel today and appearing tonight on “The Kelly File.”
  • Divided government requires bipartisan negotiation (Cantor)

    10/08/2013 7:20:09 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 7 replies
    Wapo ^ | 10/8 | eric cantor
    For three years, Congress and the White House have been building to this moment. Not the debt limit or Obamacare specifically, but this clarifying moment of Washington dysfunction. President Obama has led us here by continually thwarting the will of Congress and dismissing its role in our constitutional republic. This must end.
  • Bizarre: Rev. Jesse Jackson tweets photo of wire transfer order

    10/08/2013 7:06:09 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 7 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/8 | twitchy
    http://t.co/QpEWfhywtF — Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) October 08, 2013 No, we don’t know why Jesse Jackson tweeted a photo of a $4,500 wire transfer either. We’re guessing it was intended to be a direct message, or maybe Jackson’s just moving his operation online.
  • Lawmaker says barricade of WWII memorial is 'Chicago thuggery'

    10/05/2013 6:56:42 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 55 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/4 | starnes
    A group of Texas congressmen armed with wire cutters made their way to the World War II Memorial in Washington after they learned the National Park Service had reinforced the barriers blocking the site with wire. “This is Chicago thuggery,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told me. “The president is trying to inflict the most amount of pain and suffering. This is not some bureaucratic mistake. This is Chicago thuggery. You try to make people hurt so they don’t resist what you tell them to do in the future.”
  • PRUDEN: The cheap tricks of the game(Park Rangers ADMISSION about harassment)

    10/04/2013 9:36:37 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 31 replies
    washington times ^ | 10/3 | pruden
    The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots...
  • “Young & Restless” Star Leaves Show to Make YouTube Series with Scientology Pals

    08/22/2013 9:46:59 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 15 replies
    showbiz411 ^ | 8/21 | freidman
    EXCLUSIVE: You’ve got to hand it to the friends of Xenu: they are a clubby bunch. Earlier this summer Michelle Stafford, a top celeb Scientologist, left her Emmy winning role on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” after 16 years. No one knows why exactly. Stafford told the soap opera press she was “done.” Her role will likely be recast. So what did Stafford leave for? To make a YouTube series with her Scientology pals. “The Stafford Project” so far is just two episodes, each around 9 minutes long. The “project” is a reality series in small installments, all about...
  • NBC News confirms [Beau] Biden has mass on brain, undergoing more tests at MD Anderson (son)

    08/21/2013 7:43:06 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 116 replies
    nbc ^ | 8/21 | nbc
    HOUSTON - Vice President Joe Biden remains in Houston Wednesday with his son, Beau, who is undergoing another round of medical testing. Sources familiar with Beau Biden's condition, though not his doctor's, told NBC News Wednesday morning that he has a mass in his brain, which is why he is receiving diagnostic testing MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Medical Center.
  • Japan nuclear agency upgrades Fukushima alert level

    08/21/2013 5:02:58 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 3 replies
    bbc ^ | 8/21 | bbc
    Japan's nuclear agency has upgraded the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant from one to three on an international scale. Highly radioactive water was found to be leaking from a storage tank into the ground at the plant on Monday. It was first classified as a level one incident on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (Ines). But Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority proposes elevating it to level three on the seven-point scale.
  • Damon: Obama 'Broke Up With Me'

    08/09/2013 5:37:56 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/9 | o'connor
    Actor Matt Damon told Black Entertainment Television (BET) that President Barack Obama "has some explaining to do:" "There are a lot of things that I really question – the legality of the drone strikes, these NSA revelations. Jimmy Carter came out and said we don’t live in a democracy. That’s a little intense when an ex-president says that. So you now, he’s got some explaining to do, particularly for a constitutional law professor."
  • Alec Baldwin Set To Host New MSNBC Primetime Show

    08/08/2013 6:31:48 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 55 replies
    mediaite ^ | 8/8 | concha
    Mediaite has learned from a senior source in the cable news industry with knowledge of MSNBC’s programming, that actor Alec Baldwin is getting his own weekly show in MSNBC’s primetime lineup. According to our source, the so far untitled show will air Fridays at 10 p.m. ET and will feature a large dose of Baldwin’s outspoken liberal politics.
  • Deposed Egyptian president held in prison break probe

    07/26/2013 6:53:15 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/26 | reuters
    (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have detained deposed President Mohamed Mursi for 15 days over an array of accusations, including killing soldiers and conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas, the state news agency said on Friday. The report came just hours before millions of Egyptians were expected to take to the streets in mass rallies for and against Egypt's first freely elected leader, who was ousted by the military on July 3. Friday's step provided legal grounds for the continued detention of Mursi, who has been held by the military since he was ousted. The charges relate to his escape, along...
  • Records of snooping into Christine O’Donnell tax records disappear

    07/23/2013 7:28:11 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    washington times ^ | 7/23 | mclaughlin
    Delaware state officials have told Congress that they likely destroyed the computer records that would show when and how often they accessed Christine O’Donnell’s personal tax records and acknowledged that a newspaper article was used as the sole justification for snooping into the former GOP Senate candidate’s tax history. The revelations to Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office came Tuesday as the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration, the government’s chief watchdog for the Internal Revenue Service, formally reopened its investigation into the matter by re-interviewing Ms. O’Donnell. “It is an active investigation now,” Ms. O’Donnell told The Washington Times after...
  • Rapper Lupe Fiasco: ‘Black blood spills in the streets of ... at the hands [of] other blacks’

    07/14/2013 6:41:37 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    twitchy ^ | 7/14 | twitchy
    In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, P. Diddy, Big Boi, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes and countless other rappers are blasting America as racist or worse. Rapper Lupe Fiasco is taking a very different tack. He suggests, first, that there is reasonable doubt about what happened between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. He notes that most perpetrators of violent crime against black people are themselves black. The true enemy of black Americans is not the George Zimmermans of the world, he argues, but “complacency and cowardice” in the black community. Unsurprisingly, this didn’t go down well with some Twitter...
  • Ludicrous: Van Jones posts image of Martin Luther King Jr. in a hoodie

    07/14/2013 5:32:23 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 39 replies
    twitchy ^ | 7/14 | twitchy
    Van Jones âś” @VanJones68 April 4th, 1968 ... #RipTrayvonMartin ... Please RT to share this image. #MLK pic.twitter.com/ywAr1zMZAy
  • Timothy Dolan Abuse: NYC Cardinal is Still Trying to Sweep Abuse Under the Rug

    07/05/2013 5:03:21 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 132 replies
    policymc ^ | Medha Chandorkar
    The role of the Catholic Church is to guide and protect its followers. Except, apparently, when it’s protecting its pedophile priests instead. According to hundreds of documents that were released this week, the Milwaukee archdiocese has ignored eight decades worth of sex-abuse scandals. Instead of investigating sexual assault claims against its priests, the Milwaukee archdiocese, headed at the time by current New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, either disregarded the claims or simply reassigned priests to unsuspecting parishes. Not surprisingly, this response did not prevent further assaults because it did nothing to address the real problem: pedophile priests. In fact, the...
  • ‘Future lawsuit’: CNN broadcasts George Zimmerman’s Social Security number

    07/01/2013 9:58:18 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 69 replies
    twitchy ^ | 7/1 | twitchy
    http://twitchy.com/2013/07/01/future-lawsuit-cnn-broadcasts-george-zimmermans-social-security-number/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice' Alum: Omarosa's Mom Just Punched Me (BET awards)

    07/01/2013 6:45:29 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 14 replies
    tmz ^ | 7/1 | tmz
    'Celebrity Apprentice' alum Claudia Jordan says Omarosa's mother assaulted her moments ago at the BET Awards ... and claims she has filed a police report, TMZ has learned. We're told the alleged attack went down at L.A. Live while Claudia was walking the red carpet. Our sources at the awards show say, Claudia and Omarosa got into a heated verbal exchange -- after Omarosa allegedly called Claudia a "stupid b***h." The verbal blows didn't stop ... so we're told when Omarosa's mom overheard it ... she walked by and punched Claudia in the arm. We're told event security then rushed...
  • Return of the revolution? Egypt's Tahrir Square is packed to capacity

    07/01/2013 5:28:33 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 67 replies
    daily mail ^ | 6/30 | brady
    Anti-government protesters set the national headquarters of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood ablaze after throwing petrol bombs and exchanging gunfire with guards. Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad said he was in contact by telephone with staff at the compound on a rocky plateau overlooking Cairo, who told him its fortified perimeter had not been penetrated. A Reuters journalist saw flames licking out of upper-storey windows.
  • 'Spying on allies is not unusual': John Kerry hits back

    07/01/2013 5:22:56 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    daily mail ^ | 7/1 | daily mail
    'Spying on allies is not unusual': John Kerry hits back at claim US bugged 38 foreign embassies as Angela Merkel brands it 'unacceptable' Microphones were put in building and computers compromised as spooks targeted EU in Washington and UN offices in New York Secretary of State Kerry says bugging 'not unusual' in international relations Germany's Angela Merkel spokesman says 'bugging friends is unacceptable' Head of European Parliament demands 'clarification' from US, warning of rift Der Spiegel says 'strictly confidential' document was leaked by Ed Snowden The US spying scandal deepened today as Secretary of State John Kerry said it is...
  • NSA Spied On European Union States At Brussels And UN, Der Spiegel Says

    06/30/2013 4:32:06 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    ib times ^ | 6/29 | Eric Linton
    The United States bugged European Union offices and gained access to EU internal computer networks, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday, citing NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Der Spiegel cited from a September 2010 "top secret" National Security Agency document that it said the fugitive former NSA contractor had taken with him to Hong Kong and which its journalists had seen in part, Reuters reported. The document outlines how the NSA bugged offices and spied on EU internal computer networks in Washington and at the United Nations, not only listening to conversations and phone calls but also gaining...
  • ‘Cracker’ Means Something Entirely Different In Florida: A Source Of ‘Pride’

    06/28/2013 6:00:09 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 171 replies
    mediaite ^ | 6/27 | tommy christopher
    At the merciful close of key prosecution witness Rachel Jeantel‘s testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, defense attorney Don West asked Ms. Jeantel to describe the “culture” that she said uses the word “cracker” to describe white people. “The area I was raised in?” Jeantel asked, to which West replied “Yes.” As it turns out, in the area in which Rachel Jeantel was raised, the word “cracker” isn’t a racial slur at all, but rather, a proud nod to the region’s history, and one’s own ancestry. A whole mess of white people like...