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  • Man arrested in shooting of 3 teens in east Baltimore

    07/24/2015 6:53:33 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 7 replies
    WBAL TV 11 ^ | 24 July 2015 | WBAL Staff
    "... Officers have arrested Keon White, 25, saying this shooting was over "neighborhood nonsense." and that the victims were intentionally shot. He faces 17 charges in the case, including first-degree attempted murder. Police said the incident happened because of a fight between two girls.
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • 48°F In The Middle Of July

    07/15/2015 6:39:42 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 85 replies
    My Outdoor Thermometer | 15 July 2015 | Steely
    I just thought this was worth noting. I live in Upstate New York, where in years past it would often be in the upper nineties at this point in the annual weather cycle. The leaves are beginning to turn on some of the trees in my neighborhood. We've had a succession of below-normal days. "Accuweather" (BTW) says it's 57° where I live. Last year, there was one evening on which Accuweather said it was eighteen degrees hotter where I live than what my outdoor thermometer said. I haven't heard President Obama saying much about global warming this summer, other than...
  • Harry Reid holds out on endorsing Hillary Clinton

    07/14/2015 1:36:30 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 13 July 2015 | Burgess Everett
    When Hillary Clinton meets with Senate Democrats on Tuesday, there will be one especially prominent lawmaker in the room who has yet to endorse her: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. The Nevada Democrat declined to explicitly endorse the former secretary of during an interview with Nevada public radio station KNPR on Monday, though Reid strongly suggested that he would soon. Clinton is visiting House and Senate Democrats on Tuesday in what’s likely to be a circus-like atmosphere on Capitol Hill.
  • Violent weekend continues in city as three killed late Saturday and early Sunday

    07/12/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 20 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 12 July 2015 | Yvonne Wenger, Justin Fenton
    Violence continued in Baltimore as three people were killed late Saturday and early Sunday. In all, as of Sunday evening, at least 17 people had been shot since Friday, including six who died. Among them is a man shot in the head in the Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park area early Friday morning who died over the weekend.
  • Violence Spikes in Syracuse: 10 People Shot in Less Than 24 Hours

    07/06/2015 9:09:13 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 17 replies ^ | 5 July 2015 | Catie O'Toole
    "Unusual spike in violence." "It's unusual an it's unfortunate," Syracuse police Lt. Eric Carr said. One 16-year-old has been caught, accused of shooting a 20-year-old man in the head. The shooter is identified as Shaquez Collins. Two other people may have been shot in the same incident, but the story is not clear on this. Four were shot in a crowd watching a fireworks display. Thre others were shot in two other incidents elsewhere in the city.
  • Mystery power plant

    07/04/2015 10:00:39 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 30 replies
    Google Maps ^ | 4 July 2015 | Steely
    Can anyone identify this somewhat mysterious installation? It is located about twenty miles south of Farmington, New Mexico, in an area identified as "Navajo Nation Off-Reservation Trust Land." It is connected to a great deal of electric power transmission capacity, has no visible chimney, but has a supply of cooling water brought to it by means of a canal from Morgan Lake. I was not able to find it on any list of power plants in the state of New Mexico. The nearest listed power plant is the Four Corners generating station in Fruitland New Mexico. Morgan Lake supplies cooling...
  • Michael Sam & Vito: ALL SIGNS POINT TO BREAKUP

    06/30/2015 6:52:42 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 58 replies
    TMZ ^ | 30 June 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Hold off on the wedding gifts ... 'cause it seems Michael Sam and his fiance Vito Cammisano are DUNZO ... just 6 months after the couple got engaged. Sam's people and Vito's camp are being unusually tight lipped about the couple's official status -- but the signs are all over social media. Here are the clues ... Clue #1 -- Michael has REMOVED several affectionate photos of himself and Vito from Twitter and Instagram recently, including their famous engagement pic taken at St. Peter's Basilica. Clue #2 -- The couple hasn't been spotted together in almost 2 months ... even...
  • Bristol Palin: Second Out-of-Wedlock Pregnancy (Sorry Mom)

    06/25/2015 2:19:07 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 329 replies
    TMZ ^ | 25 June 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Bristol Palin just threw cold water on what's supposed to be a joyous occasion ... being pregnant. Palin's in the early stages of her second out of wedlock pregnancy, and this time she's full on grumpy, saying she knows it will be "a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you." Bristol says she's "trying to keep [my] chin up on this one." Sarah Palin's daughter was engaged to U.S. Marine veteran Dakota Meyer, but they broke things off last month. Bristol didn't say if Dakota's the dad. Bristol was full of piss and...
  • Donald Trump: I'm Suing Univision for Hundreds Of Millions Over Miss USA

    06/25/2015 11:55:49 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 112 replies
    TMZ ^ | 25 June 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Donald Trump has a vision for Univision ... it involves a courtroom, a jury and a bank account that will be bled dry. Trump tells TMZ, he will sue Univision for "hundreds of millions of dollars" for breaching what he says is a binding, 5 year deal to air the Miss USA pageant. The Donald says Univision had no legal right to back out of the deal Thursday, based on his comments about Mexico and Mexicans, saying many of them who come here are drug dealers and rapists. Trump tells us, the contract, which was signed in January of this...
  • New Orleans teen pleads guilty to killing high schooler, gets 35 years

    06/23/2015 8:43:23 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 11 replies
    The Times Picayune ^ | 23 June 2015 | Paul Pupura
    A New Orleans high school student who was just 15 when he was charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty to the crime Tuesday (June 23), and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Just as jury selection was to begin in his second-degree murder trial, Justin Walker, 18, accepted prosecutors' offer to plead guilty to manslaughter in the Jan. 8, 2013, death of Aaron "Rasta" Ganier in the 7th Ward.
  • Freddie Gray Case: Court Rejects Prosecutors Gag Order

    06/09/2015 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9 June 2015 | Andrew Branca
    Once again, Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby seems to be having difficulty grasping fundamentals of the practice of law. Indeed, she’s now reduced to making exactly the same errors she only recently accused opposing counsel of making. In this most current instance, Mosby’s motion for a gag order on the Freddie Gray case has been rejected, reports the Baltimore Sun (h/t Conservative Treehouse). The reason? She filed her motion in Circuit Court on May 14, but while the matter was still jurisdictionally in the lower District Court. The matter was not moved into Circuit Court until May 21, a week later. Ironically,...
  • What’s Behind Baltimore’s Record-Setting Rise in Homicides

    06/02/2015 6:21:23 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 24 replies ^ | 2 June 2015 | Josh Sanburn
    Clueless article. Not worth summarizing or excerpting. Click the link if you want a grim chuckle. Most obnoxious line: "Protests following Gray’s death, which at first experienced little police pushback, have led to elevated levels of violence around the city by criminals who some experts say appear emboldened."
  • Baltimore prosecutors, cops try to mend relations

    05/31/2015 8:53:43 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 30 May 2015 | Evan Perez
    Baltimore prosecutors and top police officials met Friday to try to mend relations, which have frayed since six officers were charged earlier this month in the death of Freddie Gray. Since the charges against the officers, local police have complained that the case by State's Attorney for Baltimore Marilyn Mosby has sowed legal doubt about when they can pursue suspects who run away from them in high crime neighborhoods. Mosby's office, in response to questions from CNN about whether she planned to issue legal guidance to police, said she is working to improve coordination.
  • Current Headlines In Some Baltimore Media

    05/29/2015 3:22:25 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 11 replies
    Several ^ | 29 May 2015 | Steely
    Headlines Right Now on a few Baltimore media outlets: WBAL TV: Best friends' teamwork gets big response Popularity, success driving popularity of charter school Maryland wildlife photos on's u Local Man arrested in Owings Mills home invasion (pic that looks like it could be Obama's son) Mother, boy fatally shot in head in Baltimore (pics of victims) Images: Fort Meade holds Surplus Sale 8 Mistakes you're probably making while showering Sources: Hastert was covering up sex misconduct Photo of Marine and bride in prayer goes viral Hypnotist tricks Howie Mandel into Shaking Hands The text you never want to...
  • Be Careful What You Ask For:Bloody Weekend in Baltimore

    05/26/2015 8:37:23 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 15 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 25 May 2015 | Steven Ahle
    With five and a half hours left in the Memorial Day Weekend in Baltimore, they have had 27 shootings of which at least 9 were fatal, making it the bloodiest weekend in Baltimore this century. The mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, prosecutor and black activist, Marilyn Mosby, and Chief of Police Batts as well as the rioters and looters in Baltimore have all done their damnedest to separate those abusive cops from the innocent citizens minding their own business on the streets. They got their wish and the streets are running red with blood.
  • Joakim Noah Confirms Lil Durk's Manager Was With Him Before Fatal Shooting

    03/30/2015 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 8 replies
    NBC Chicago, Chicago Sun Times ^ | 29 March 2015 | Staff
    After the 111-80 victory over the New York Knicks, he confirmed that rapper Lil Durk’s manager, who was shot and killed early Friday morning, attended a meeting with him just hours earlier, discussing a way to get involved in Noah’s "Rock the Drop" anti-violence campaign.
  • Where is Obama's Sam Donaldson?

    03/13/2015 9:41:48 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 19 replies
    13 March 2015 | Steely
    That's my question.
  • Obama 2008 Campaign Theme Taken from Cheap Flick?

    11/29/2014 1:45:54 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 14 replies
    The Omega Code ^ | 29 Nov 2014 | Steely Tom
    Sometimes I watch (well, mostly listen to) obscure movies that have been ripped onto YouTube. I do this in the hope of finding some overlooked "gem." As you can imagine, such a gem is rare indeed; in fact, so far, I've not found a single one. But earlier today, I did find something that might actually be called interesting. It was in a movie called The Omega Code, which was released in October 1999, obviously timed to coincide with the coming of the new millennium. It is a very bad movie. It's like an end-of-days, "Antichrist Comes In The 21st...
  • NY 25th Congressional District Could Be a Pickup

    11/04/2014 7:42:06 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 17 replies
    WSYR Election Coverage ^ | 4 November 2014 | Steely
    Local reporting puts John Katko (R) ahead of Dan Maffei (D) by 59 to 41%, with 77% of precincts reporting.
  • Amazing Audio on Limbaugh Show

    10/28/2014 11:21:52 AM PDT · by Steely Tom
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 28 Oc | Steely
    Rush Limbaugh has been playing some amazing audio from Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward, recorded on
  • John Edwards’ daughter reveals that he confessed to affair while cancer-stricken wife was nearby

    09/08/2014 3:25:50 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 19 June 2014 | Lee Moran
    Former presidential candidate John Edwards confessed to his daughter that he'd had an affair as his cancer-stricken wife was waiting nearby in the same house. Ivy-League educated Cate Edwards has revealed that she was summoned to her family's luxury North Carolina mansion in either the summer of 2007 or 2008 by her father so he could break the news.
  • Some Global Warming Would Be Nice

    07/29/2014 6:08:36 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 55 replies
    My Outdoor Thermometer | 29 July 2014 | Steely
    I just thought I would point out - as a matter of curiosity - that here we are, at the end of July, about to go into August, and the temperature at my house (in upstate New York) is at present 51° F. When I was growing up in this same neck of the woods, we would typically have a week or so of temperatures above 90° right about now, and a few times would go over 100°, at least for a day or two. Also interesting to note that - at this very moment - "AccuWeather" is saying that...
  • What if Obama disobeys the law on another Gitmo release?

    06/06/2014 8:31:33 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5 June 2014 | Byron York
    We've all heard that the law requires the administration to give Congress 30 days notice before releasing prisoners from the U.S. terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — a provision the White House willfully ignored in the recent release of five Taliban commandos in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. (snip) The president will act as he chooses, no matter what Congress wants. The next Guantanamo release could make the Bergdahl battle seem tame.
  • Pentagon: North Korea Develops Unmanned Strike Aircraft From Stolen U.S. Target Drone

    03/05/2014 5:38:02 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5 March 2014 | Bill Gertz
    North Korea has deployed an indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle capable of attacking ground targets based on stolen U.S. target drones, the Pentagon revealed in a report to Congress. Images of the North Korean drone in flight were shown as part of a March 2013 military drill, the Pentagon report said. “The drone appeared to be a North Korean copy of a Raytheon MQM-107 Streaker target drone,” the report said. “North Korean press coverage of the event described the UAV as being capable of precision strikes by crashing into the target.”
  • Gary Peters' Shameful War on a Brave Woman

    02/24/2014 4:09:22 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 8 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 24 February 2014 | Peter Roff
    USN&WR. Link only.
  • Former treasurer Moreira is delivered in the United States

    02/13/2014 12:03:39 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 2 replies
    El Universal ^ | 13 February 2014 | spb
    The former treasurer of Coahuila, Hector Villarreal Javier Hernandez, will appear Thursday before a federal judge on charges of money laundering. The former treasurer of Coahuila, Hector Villarreal Javier Hernandez turned himself in to U.S. authorities late Thursday and will appear before a federal judge on charges of money laundering, reported the Office of the Federal Attorney for South Texas. Villarreal Hernandez, 43 years old, was wanted on charges of money laundering and participation in an organized criminal activity, according to the report. The charges filed in courts in San Antonio, Texas, said Hernández Villarreal invested public funds stolen from...
  • Some Current Headlines from Venezuelan Newspaper El Impulso (The Impulse)

    02/13/2014 11:28:25 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 9 replies
    El Impulso ^ | 13 February 2014 | El Impulso
    It's worth noting that there is a university in Caracas called UCLA, which stands for "Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado," which (I believe) would be translated to English as "Lisandro Alvarado Midwest Univerisity." Rodriguez Torres: "Student Protest was manipulated" Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace, Miguel Rodriguez Torres, said the events on Wednesday in downtown Caracas that left 3 people dead, seeking "a violent solution," adding that such actions had a "conspiratorial characteristics" UCLA Authorities suspended activities until further notice. In extraordinary university council, authorities Lisandro Alvarado University, the university decided to suspend activities. (Presumably, this means all classes.) Capriles to...
  • 2 Alleged Drug Dealers Targeted In Police Raid

    02/05/2014 5:12:49 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 19 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5 February 2014 | TMZ
    New York cops have just made 4 ARRESTS in connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman's death … Law enforcement sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ. Our sources tell us … police have obtained a search warrant and are currently on scene at a NY apt. We're told police are targeting two individuals who they believe sold PSH heroin. Sources say cops raided 3 units in the same building. Read more:
  • Judge asks DA to Investigate Brashear High School shooting

    12/03/2013 10:02:33 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 2 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | 16 November 2013 | None Given
    In this AP Story we hear how Pittsburgh judge James Motznik is asking for an explanation for why he is hearing so few cases originating within Brashear High School. The impetus for the judge's inquiry stems from the 13 November 2013 afternoon shooting at Brashear, in which three students were wounded. The shooting is widely thought to have been drug/gang related.
  • FR is Short-Sheeted Again

    08/29/2013 2:34:48 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 25 replies
    Hamsters are looking for minimum wage I guess.
  • The Man Nobody Knew

    06/29/2013 9:25:13 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 10 replies
    Netflix: The Man Nobody Knew | 29 June 2013 | Steely
    Of current interest.
  • Mark Levin Shucks Down To The Cob On John Boehner and the House Republicans

    05/30/2013 9:17:51 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 20 replies
    Mark Levin Radio Show ^ | 29 May 2013 | Mark Levin
    Yesterday evening (Wednesday 29 May 2013) Mark Levin took a call just before the end of show that contained a great comment by The Great One. His caller was talking about Benghazi and the other Obama scandals, and was criticizing John Boehner for not appointing a special prosecutor. Mark Levin corrected him immediately: "No, no... he can't appoint a special prosecutor. He can call for one, but [the problem is] he's not appointing a special investigative committee." The caller then went on to say he thought the reason for the low-energy responses of the House Republicans had to do with...
  • Exclusive: How North Korea Tipped Its Hand

    04/16/2013 6:22:56 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 15 Apr 2013 | Eli Lake
    After the North Korean launch, U.S. Navy ships managed to recover the front section of the rocket used in it, according to three U.S. officials who work closely on North Korean proliferation. That part of the rocket in turn provided useful clues about North Korean warhead design, should the next payload be a warhead rather than a satellite...
  • Why MSNBC is demoting Ed Schultz [Updated]

    04/16/2013 7:22:24 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 21 replies
    The Week ^ | 14 March 2013 | Peter Weber
    The Ed Show host says moving to the weekends was his idea. Almost nobody believes him. M SNBC's Ed Schultz had a big scoop on Wednesday night: An interview with Scott Prouty, the previously anonymous Florida bartender who secretly recorded Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's disparaging comments about 47 percent of Americans. Then, at the end of the show, Schultz announced that, starting in April, his prime-time show would move to the weekends.
  • Curiosity Rover discovers conditions suited for ancient life on Mars

    03/12/2013 1:44:23 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 41 replies
    CNet ^ | 12 March 2013 | Charles Cooper
    NASA is reporting that an analysis of a rock powder sample collected by the Curiosity rover suggests that ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. The sample contained traces of sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and carbon -- key chemical ingredients for life. For astronomers, the news constitutes the latest clue in their pursuit of a scientific holy grail: Answering the big question about whether life ever existed on the Red Planet. Their challenge until now has been to confirm whether the Martian atmosphere could have supported a habitable environment. The preliminary evidence now suggests the answer is yes...
  • Amazing Doc Severinsen tracks

    02/25/2013 8:28:44 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 25 Feb 2013 | Steely
    Some remarkable music from Doc Severinsen and most of the members of the old Tonight Show. These guys are the creme-de-la-creme of the LA session community in the late '60s. At the time this album was made, the Beatles were still together. You can hear their influence, as well as that of Blood Sweat and Tears in this music. When my high school band teacher heard this, his comment was "they probably did one run-through before they recorded that." Enjoy.
  • Christopher Dorner mentor's hunch led to manhunt for him

    02/22/2013 9:20:42 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | 22 February 2013 | CBS Interactive
    The training officer whose dispute with former Los Angeles police Officer Christopher Dorner led to his firing said Thursday it was her hunch that led police to name him as the suspect in the killing of an Orange County couple, setting off an intense and deadly manhunt that ended with Dorner's suicide in a mountain cabin. (snip) "Just hearing his name was enough to make me feel sick," [Teresa] Evans said in an interview the Los Angeles Times.
  • Obama Gives Up, Goes Back to DC to Work On His Exit Package

    10/30/2012 11:47:37 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 67 replies
    My Fertile Brain | 30 October 2012 | Myself
    Let me tell you something boys and girls: Obama has given up. He knows it's over. He made this decision in Florida when he decided to "come back to Washington to direct the Sandy relief effort." Poppycock. He knows he's going down, and he came back to DC to (a) spare himself the anguish of having his narcissistic supply on the campaign trail, and (b) to plot the course of his final 83 das in office. Part of the latter is this: what kind of deal is he going to be able to make to get himself and his cronies...
  • Business Suppot For ACA: BioNJ Advocacy Alert

    06/28/2012 8:09:39 AM PDT · by Steely Tom
    BioNJ Biotechnology Lobby ^ | 28 June 2012 | Debbie Hart
    To: New Jersey Biotechnology Community From: Debbie Hart, President Re: Breaking News: Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act News briefs coming from Washington report that the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of all parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) including the so-called "individual mandate," which would require that nearly all Americans, from birth until death, have health insurance or pay a penalty. The mandate has been upheld as a tax, according to SCOTUSblog, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal wing of the court. BioNJ and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) supported many provisions of the...
  • High-ranking DOJ official to resign amid Fast and Furious, Virgin Island Bribery scandals

    04/25/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 25 April 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich plans to resign his position soon, as two different scandals rage on in which he has provided allegedly misleading information to Congress. Weich, who has served as Attorney General Eric Holder’s emissary... will become the next dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law in July, according to the National Law Journal. The DOJ official is the same Holder deputy who falsely told Congress that neither the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nor any part of the Department of Justice ever allowed illicit firearms to “walk” across the U.S.-Mexico border...
  • "... A conspiracy in the media... would be great": Surprising Admission from Member of the MSM

    11/04/2011 6:36:09 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4 November 2011 | transcript
    Carl Quintanilla: There's also a political element to this, and some people tell you if this had been a former Republican senator, or a Republican governor, the main-stream press would be much more aggressive than it is but because he was a Democrat, is a Democrat, because he was a friend of the President, that they've somehow, maybe... I guess they're saying that we've been soft on him... ? Dan Primack: You know, it's interesting... I'm not one to buy media conspiracies, or left-wing media conspiracies, it's not my bias, and to be honest, if we could pull off a...
  • Google causes IE to lock up

    08/13/2011 8:46:22 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 46 replies
    Steely Tom | 13 August 2011 | Steely Tom
    Does anyone else experience freeze-up of Internet Explorer when you try to navigate to Google?
  • Book Reading: Nir Rosen: Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America's Wars in the Muslim World

    06/27/2011 8:21:46 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Manhattan Downtown Alliance ^ | 27 June 2011 | Not identified
    In addition to reading from and discussing his recent book, author Nir Rosen will reflect on his 2011 sojourn in the Arab world, which took him to Iraq for three months. He also visited Yemen, where he was a witness to the beginning of the ongoing revolution and the people's struggle against the tyranny of the ruling regime. He is expanding on his research to analyze the factors fomenting the sectarianism and civil conflict that are brewing across the Arab world. Nir Rosen's Aftermath, an extraordinary feat of reporting, follows the contagious spread of radicalism and sectarian violence that led...
  • Two probes opened into Bradley claim

    06/27/2011 7:25:48 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 31 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / JS Online ^ | 27 June 2011 | Patrick Marley, Jason Stein and Don Walker
    MADISON Two agencies are investigating a claim by Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley that Justice David Prosser put her in a chokehold earlier this month - an allegation Gov. Scott Walker on Monday called extremely serious. /snip/ The separate probes are being run by the Dane County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin Judicial Commission, which oversees the state's judicial ethics code. The sheriff's investigation was launched Monday; the commission's was authorized Friday and publicly acknowledged Monday.
  • Did Justice Prosser Choke Justice Bradley? Or Did She Attack Him First?

    06/27/2011 9:14:48 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 48 replies
    Gretawire ^ | 27 June 2011 | Greta Van Susteren
    THIS IS SO WEIRD…..did Justice Prosser choke Justice Bradley? or did she attack him first? did he choke her or did she make it up? And what’s up with the CHIEF JUSTICE? Where was she and why does her name surface in all these incidents? Something really, really, really, really weird is going on….. More information (take with a grain of salt as I can neither corroborate or deny) (from Wikipedia). This is about Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices David Prosser, Ann Walsh Bradley and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. Yes, it is getting weirder! “…The discussion became heated after Mrs....
  • FedGov Says: Less Need For A/C This Summer

    06/26/2011 8:19:45 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 80 replies
    US Energy Information Administration Short-Term Energy Outlook ^ | 7 June 2011 | US Energy Information Administration
    Look what you find way down in paragraph 30 of this U.S. Government web page: U.S. Electricity Consumption. EIA expects little change in total U.S. electricity consumption between 2010 and 2011 (U.S. Total Electricity Consumption Chart). Cooling degree-days during 2011 are assumed to be 14 percent lower than last year, which drives the projected 2.5-percent decline in retail electricity sales to the residential sector. Improved economic conditions should lead to a 3.6-percent increase in sales to the industrial sector, while commercial-sector electricity sales show little change in 2011. During 2012, total U.S. electricity consumption grows by 2.0 percent.
  • Billy Corgan's Brother Attacked on CTA Red Line

    06/09/2011 7:44:27 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 22 replies
    WLS Chicago ^ | 9 June 2011 | Ravi Baichwal
    Jesse Anderson, brother of Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, was the victim of a possible flash mob attack. This is the lastest in what is described as "a string of attacks targetin CTA commuters." Mr. Anderson apparantly deviated from police-recommended behavior by chasing down his assailants, and was beaten for his troubles. The attack took place at about 4 AM Thursday.
  • 3 Arrested in Apparent Mob Attack

    06/08/2011 10:25:46 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 39 replies
    ABC 7 WLS-TV ^ | 8 June 2011 | Jason Knowles
    Chicago police say they have three people in custody after the latest mob-style attack on Chicago's Near North Side. At least two people were robbed by a group of people Tuesday night. Several residents and employees were on edge Wednesday, afraid the group attacks are becoming the norm. A pack of a dozen police officers patrolled the crime scene area Wednesday morning. They said it was business as usual. However, those who live and work in the area said they wanted more protection.
  • Patrick Kennedy: Loughner has brain injury, too

    05/23/2011 2:09:07 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 25 replies · 1+ views
    KTAR ^ | 23 May 2011 | KTAR
    The suspect in the January mass shootings in Tucson has been cited by former Congressman Patrick Kenndy as an example of discrimination against the mentally ill. Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, mentioned Jared Loughner during an interview on CNN Sunday night to discuss his past problems and addictions and his campaign for recognition of brain disease. Loughner, 22, is charged with shooting 19 people, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., in a Tucson parking lot in January. Six people were killed. Giffords was shot in the head and is currently in a rehabilitation center in...