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  • BUSTED: We Have Axelrod’s Father’s Communist Party Membership

    02/20/2015 8:31:59 PM PST · by Stoat · 48 replies
    GotNews ^ | February 20, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BUSTED: We Have Axelrod’s Father’s Communist Party Membership #ObamaLovesAmerica Gotnews.com has exclusively discovered David Axelrod’s father’s Communist Party membership. David Axelrod’s book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” details his very close relationship with his father, Joseph. He repeatedly told Charlie Rose that his father believed in the American dream. In fact, Axelrod’s father, Joseph, was a card-carrying communist. He’s listed as a member of the Communist Party for the 1936 general election. Axelrod briefly mentions his father’s Communist views in his book but only in passing and in a section about how he got to visit the former Soviet Union. Axelrod...
  • Half-blind sanctuary owner hand feeds his 14 big cats - including a 700lb Siberian tiger

    10/28/2014 2:32:02 AM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 27, 2014 | Jenny Awford
    He has been bitten on the nose by a leopard and had his shoulder separated after wrestling with a full-grown Bengal tiger.But Carl Bovard, who is blind in one eye, believes living with 14 big cats including two lions, six tigers and a desert lynx, is a risk worth taking to raise awareness about endangered species. They all spend time living in his Florida home before moving into the outside enclosure and are seen clambering over the pool table and cuddling up in his bed.   (edit)
  • Stop taking selfies with bears, hikers warned

    10/27/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Hikers in Sierra Nevada are being told to stop taking selfies with the wild bears.The worrying and very real trend has seen visitors to South Lake Tahoe, California, put themselves at risk to get a share-able snap of themselves with a bear in the background.Hikers have got as close as a few feet away from the wild bears, and officials have now been forced to send out an official warning.   (edit)A recent visitor at the site said she saw dozens of people taking selfies with the bears, who were unafraid of the group.‘There were like 30 people taking pictures...
  • Man accidentally texts his probation officer asking for weed

    10/25/2014 4:34:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mike Flacy
    "....Cross sent a text message to his probation officer which read “You have some weed?” Upon receiving the text message, the probation officer notified local police and a search warrant was issued for Cross’s residence. Upon the execution of the search warrant, Albany police discovered a bag of cocaine in the possession of Cross...." (edit) "....Cross was arrested shortly after and sent back to prison. He received one additional year in prison for violating the terms of his probation as well as another year for the drug possession."
  • Frenchman wins legal right to marry his ex-stepmother

    10/04/2014 12:29:59 PM PDT · by Stoat · 51 replies
    Elisabeth Lorentz to tie knot with Eric Holder after divorcing his father despite French law banning such unions   A former stepson and stepmother are finally due to tie the knot on Saturday after fighting for months with French authorities for the right to marry. Elisabeth Lorentz, 48, will marry Eric Holder, three years her junior, in the small village of Dabo in Alsace-Lorraine, northeastern France. She was previously married to Mr Holder's father but the couple are not blood relatives. Nonetheless, French law prohibits all unions between stepchildren and step-parents – even former ones. The couple pleaded their...
  • Cops: Woman Hid Drugs Beneath Butt Prosthesis

    10/04/2014 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Stoat · 19 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 3, 2014 | Unattributed
    OCTOBER 3--A Massachusetts woman is facing narcotics charges after police discovered heroin and painkillers hidden underneath a prosthetic derrièreenhancement that the suspect told cops she wore because, “I don’t have a butt.” Following a traffic stop last month in Buzzards Bay, police arrested Jill Roy, 33, when a bag containing various pills fell from her pants leg as she was standing near a patrol car, according to a police report. Upon being transported to the Bourne Police Department for booking, Roy admitted ownership of a one-ounce bag of marijuana found inside the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta she was driving. Roy’s passenger, Jennifer Johnson, 32,...
  • Police: Postal worker 'laughs hysterically' trying to run over person

    10/03/2014 7:40:45 PM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies
    KOMO News (Seattle) ^ | October 3, 2014 | KOMO News Staff
    BELLEVUE, Wash. -- A postal service worker has been arrested for trying to run over someone who was documenting the worker's offensive behavior toward another person, Bellevue police said. It all began just after 11 a.m. out front of Phantom Lake Elementary School. The victim was waiting in his car to pick up his child when he overheard a loud argument on the street between a postal worker and another driver over a parking issue, said Seth Tyler with Bellevue Police. "The victim overheard the postal worker allegedly yelling obscenities very loudly at the citizen and thought that was...
  • 'Peace corps worker' in campaign ad for PA Dem. running for Gov. was star of 'torture porn' films

    09/08/2014 10:39:21 PM PDT · by Stoat · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 8, 2014 | Alex Greig
    Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf has had to pull a campaign ad after it emerged that the actor vouching for his stint in the Peace Corps also appeared in a cannibal fetish film.Democrat Tom Wolf's advertisement featured Alan Benyak, 50, sitting on the hood of a Jeep and talking about Wolf's time in India.Benyak has many strings in his bow - he's an attorney who was a Democratic candidate for judge in Washington County, he served in the U.S. Army - and he's something of an actor.
  • Olympia man developing gay bunny video game

    09/04/2014 10:44:21 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies
    KOMO-TV (Seattle) ^ | September 4, 2014 | Andy Hobbs
    (edit)  The goal of "Twitterpated" is to encourage conversations about same-sex relationships in a disarming way, said Oksendahl, adding that he chose bunnies for the game because "they are known for being very active as far as their reproductive strategy." The game contains no sex, and instead, the bunnies rub their noses and hearts when paired together, he said. "I came up with some game mechanics that I thought would be kid friendly, but at the same time expose kids to the idea that there's more than one way to be," he said. "I grew up as a youth with...
  • 'Suicide Tourism' to Switzerland Doubles in 4 Years

    08/22/2014 10:44:45 AM PDT · by Stoat · 8 replies
    Medscape news ^ | August 21, 2014 | Megan Brooks
    The number of people traveling to Switzerland to commit suicide has doubled since 2009, a new study shows. These "suicide tourists" are largely from Germany and the United Kingdom, although they also come from other countries including the United States and Canada, and nearly half suffer from nonfatal neurological conditions, such as paralysis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis, the study suggests. Saskia Gauthier, MD, from the Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, and colleagues report their findings in an article published online August 20 in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Assisted suicide is restricted in many countries, but in...
  • A World Without America's Military Caregivers (RAND Corp. study)

    04/08/2014 1:28:49 PM PDT · by Stoat
    The RAND Corporation ^ | March 31, 2014 | Rajeev Ramchand and Terri Tanielian
     A World Without America's Military Caregivers In the classic film It's a Wonderful Life, protagonist George Bailey has to see—literally see with his own eyes—what life would be like without him before realizing his true worth. As an alternate reality unfolds before him, a despondent George slowly learns that the sacrifices he's made for his family and community are undeniably heroic. George Bailey's heroism is quiet. It is everyday. Right now, 5.5 million Americans are serving in similar anonymity. They are America's military caregivers: family and friends who care for America's ill or wounded service members and veterans. Military caregivers provide a range of indispensable...
  • ACA Grace Period Rule Could Put Physicians at Financial Risk (obamacare)

    03/20/2014 2:39:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 10 replies
    Medscape ^ | March 20, 2014 | Mark Crane
    ACA Grace Period Rule Could Put Physicians at Financial Risk Mark Crane March 19, 2014 Physician practices could be put at financial risk because of a little-known rule in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that provides a 3-month grace period for consumers who do not pay their premiums on time, several national medical organizations have complained.The rule, published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), grants individuals who purchase subsidized coverage through the state insurance exchanges a 90-day grace period before their coverage is cancelled for nonpayment.During the first 30 days of the grace period, insurance companies are required to...
  • Woman allegedly set car on fire after man refused to buy her a McFlurry

    03/18/2014 2:33:57 PM PDT · by Stoat · 60 replies
    WFTV, Various ^ | March 18, 2014
    Witnesses said a woman set a man's car on fire in Jacksonville after he refused to buy her a McFlurry at McDonald's.WFTV obtained video of the incident that happened on Sunday. Witnesses said the woman was angry after she asked for a McFlurry and the man she was with refused to buy her one. They said the woman grabbed the man's keys and headed to his car. One witness said she saw her pour alcohol and gasoline on the man's car, light it on fire, and then run off. People nearby tried to help him put the flames out....
  • Loopy liberals freak over Koch brother’s $100M hospital gift

    03/16/2014 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Stoat · 9 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    On the surface, it appeared that a major New York hospital had gratefully accepted a $100 million gift from a philanthropic family with a long history of donating to the arts, higher learning and medicine. But the new wing at New York-Presbyterian Hospital inspired a bizarre protest last weekend by activist groups including the NAACP New York State Conference, the New York State Nurses’ Association and the hospital-employee union SEIU Local 1199.
  • FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraine (Cefaly)

    03/11/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT · by Stoat · 13 replies
    Medscape ^ | March 11, 2014 | Susan Jeffrey
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today allowed marketing of the first device for the preventive treatment of migraine headaches (Cefaly, STX-Med). It is also the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device specifically authorized for use before the onset of pain, the FDA noted in a statement released today. "Cefaly provides an alternative to medication for migraine prevention," Christy Foreman, director of the Office of Device Evaluation at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in the statement. "This may help patients who cannot tolerate current migraine medications for preventing migraines or treating attacks." The device,...
  • Millions Of Patients 'Unable To See GPs' (Great Britain...Obamacare's future?)

    02/23/2014 9:29:36 AM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Sky News (U.K.) ^ | February 22, 2014 | Thomas Moore
    More than 34 million patients will fail to get an appointment with their GP this year, according to figures seen by Sky News. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) used official NHS statistics to estimate the number of patients who will be unable to see a GP or practice nurse because surgeries are too busy.
  • Woman Disowns Cat For Being Gay (Nigeria)

    01/28/2014 11:10:27 PM PST · by Stoat · 25 replies
    Leadership (Nigeria) ^ | January 20, 2014 | Donatus Nadi
    A middle-aged woman (names withheld) yesterday in Lafia, Nasarawa State, publicly disowned her cat whom she had kept as a pet for seven years for what she termed “an unnatural sexual behavior” which she finds disturbing and “a contradiction of the laws of nature.” By this, the cat has made a record as the first cat to be so publicly declared gay and disowned by its owner. The cat, named Bull, was alleged to be in the habit of making sexual advances only to other male cats in the house even though there are several other female cats. Neighbours attested...
  • Cops flee from station as family dumps goblin (Zimbabwe)

    01/25/2014 2:20:08 AM PST · by Stoat · 55 replies
    Bulawayo 24 (Zimbabwe) ^ | January 17, 2014 | Mafu Sithabile
    A family from Bulawayo's Nketa 7 suburb dumped its tenant's "goblin" at the Tshabalala Police Station, sending cops fleeing in different directions. The incident occurred at about 8 pm on Wednesday. A family that claimed a lodger owned the goblin brought it to the station in a suitcase. "We heard some screaming from the charge office and most officers who had knocked off rushed to see what was happening. At first everyone gathered around the suitcase, wanting to see what was inside," said a cop. The officer said a traditional healer who had come with the family opened the...
  • Pimp sues Nike for $100m b/c they didn't warn him re dangers of using shoes to stomp on man's face

    01/11/2014 8:48:16 PM PST · by Stoat · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 11, 2014 | ZOE SZATHMARY
    A pimp is suing Nike for $100 million -- and says that its Air Jordan shoes failed to include a warning on them that they could be used as dangerous weapons after he used his own pair to beat a man.Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, alleges Nike is partially responsible for Clardy's 100-year prison sentence for beating a man in 2012, The Oregonian reports. Clardy, a Portland-based pimp, was wearing a pair of Jordans when he stomped on the face of a man who was attempting to leave a hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute, the paper adds. Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault by...
  • Drug dealer begs for jail to escape nagging wife

    01/03/2014 4:10:33 PM PST · by Stoat · 33 replies
    The 32-year-old Tunisian, who was under house arrest for drug dealing, went to the police on Tuesday afternoon and asked to serve the rest of his sentence in jail. “Living with his wife was particularly difficult and unbearable,” police in the city of Livorno said in a statement. Police said he was “tired of continuously fighting with his wife” and “asked explicitly to be put back in prison". Not wanting to disappoint him, staff at the local court issued an imprisonment order on the same day. As requested, he was then taken by police to the district prison where he...