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  • Tom Daschle withdraws

    02/03/2009 9:52:57 AM PST · by TheKidster · 82 replies · 2,102+ views
    News Radio 580Wdbo Orlando | 2/3/09 | TheKidster
    I just heard Tom Dashhole has withdrawn his nomination, good job GOP Denators for putting on the pressure!!
  • Anti-Crime Unit To Carry Submachine Guns On Central Fla. Streets

    09/28/2007 11:22:47 AM PDT · by TheKidster · 229 replies · 251+ views
    Local 6 WKMG online ^ | 9/28/07 | WKMG LOCAL 6 NEWS
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Members of the Orange County anti-crime unit will carry automatic submachine guns to combat heavily armed criminals roaming Central Florida streets. Sheriff's deputies who patrol areas around South Orange Blossom Trail have the same stories to tell, going up against criminals with powerful guns almost every night, Local 6 reported. "(It's) a simple concept: Where there's drugs, there's going to be guns," Orange County sheriff's Cmdr. Al Rollins said. An officer told Local 6 that Holden Heights and the Silver Star Corridor have become violent crime areas. "(There was an incident with) an AK-47 and another firearm,"...
  • BlockBuster Total Access - Bait & Switch

    08/18/2007 5:14:07 PM PDT · by TheKidster · 78 replies · 3,700+ views
    Email | 4/18/07 | Thekidster
    I recieved the following email yesterday afternoon and I am steaming mad. The video chain Blockbuster video has been aggressively advertising thier alternative to the growing success of Netflix. I was pressured by the folks who work at the video stored for months to join Blockbuster Unlimited. They touted the ability to rent movies online just like Netflix but with the added bonus of being able to take a movie back into any store and exchange it free for another title, along with being able to also just rent from the store. This sounded like a great deal and sold...
  • Hezbollah builds a Western base

    05/09/2007 8:31:08 AM PDT · by TheKidster · 27 replies · 1,175+ views ^ | 5/9/07 | Pablo Gato and Robert Windrem
    CIUDAD DEL ESTE, Paraguay - The Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia has taken root in South America, fostering a well-financed force of Islamist radicals boiling with hatred for the United States and ready to die to prove it, according to militia members, U.S. officials and police agencies across the continent.
  • Controversial Islamic organization draws condemnation for nonsupport of secular summit - CAIR

    03/30/2007 5:12:05 AM PDT · by TheKidster · 3 replies · 112+ views
    United American Committee ^ | 3/29/07 | Press Release
    Controversial Islamic organization draws condemnation for nonsupport of secular summit The controversial Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIR, viewed as a radical Islamist organization by many, was widely condemned today as word spread of their nonsupport of the Secular Islam Summit, an event held several weeks prior to this announcement. (LOS ANGELES, CA, 03/29/2006) – The prominent educational organization The United American Committee ( announced today their condemnation of CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations, over a ferocious attack by CAIR against a summit held this past March 4th & 5th in which secular Muslims met to discuss reforms...
  • Mexican President Has Tough Message For Bush

    03/13/2007 7:39:08 AM PDT · by TheKidster · 25 replies · 917+ views ^ | 3/13 | AP
    (AP) MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexican President Felipe Calderon has a tough message for U.S. President George W. Bush: The United States must do more - "much more" - to solve thorny issues of drug-trafficking and immigration.
  • Wyoming removes sales tax on groceries!!

    03/01/2007 8:28:24 AM PST · by TheKidster · 41 replies · 921+ views
    Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 3/1/07 | Jennifer Frazer
    CHEYENNE - Gov. Dave Freudenthal signed two popular bills into law on Wednesday, to the delight of Sen. Tony Ross, R-Cheyenne, and former Rep. Ann Robinson. He signed Senate File 33, a bill that bans nearly all open containers of alcohol in motor vehicles, and House Bill 93, the bill that permanently removes the sales tax on groceries. "During over 10 years work on this bill, there were times I never thought I'd see this day," Ross said of the open-containers bill. "I'm so very pleased that we can do something positive to protect our citizens on our state roads...
  • Men-free tourism island planned

    02/22/2007 12:55:23 PM PST · by TheKidster · 19 replies · 537+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/22/07 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran plans a female-only island to boost tourism in a northwest province, the Tehran-e Emrouz newspaper on Wednesday quoted a local official as saying. It will be on the Urumiyeh lake in Western Azerbaijan province, a municipality official identified only as Aghai said. Under Iran's strict Islamic law, mixing with men in public is forbidden. Strict sex segregation actually protects women rather than restricting their rights, officials argue. "There will be no men on the Arezou (Wish) island. Public transport, restaurants and other facilities will be staffed only by women," Aghai said. Parts of Iranian beaches are...
  • Iran to hit U.S. interests if attacked

    02/08/2007 6:34:10 AM PST · by TheKidster · 35 replies · 684+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 2/8/07 | NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer
    TEHRAN, Iran - If the United States were to attack Iran, the country would respond by striking U.S. interests all over the world, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT Speaking to a gathering of Iranian air force commanders, Khamenei said: "The enemy knows well that any invasion would be followed by a comprehensive reaction to the invaders and their interests all over the world." Iranian leaders often speak of a crushing response to any attack. While the remarks are seen as an attempt to drum up national support, Iran's position on Iraq and its nuclear program have...
  • Pelosi bans smoking near House floor

    01/10/2007 10:25:48 AM PST · by TheKidster · 101 replies · 1,900+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/07 | Yahoo News
    WASHINGTON - New House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) is snuffing out one of Congress' enduring prerogatives, still cherished by some lawmakers — the right to smoke near the floor of the House. Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Wednesday that effective immediately, House members would no longer be able to light up in the ornate Speaker's Lobby off the House floor where lawmakers mingle during votes. The room is often hazy with smoke, as it was Tuesday night as the House voted on anti-terror legislation; Minority Leader John Boehner (news, bio, voting record), R-Ohio, often has cigarette in hand, for...
  • Rosie Slams Trump, The Donald Fires Back

    12/21/2006 6:02:42 AM PST · by TheKidster · 90 replies · 3,098+ views
    People Online ^ | WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20, 2006 05:25 PM EST UPDATED | By Mark Dagostino and Brian Orloff
    Rosie O'Donnell had some fiery words for Donald Trump on The View Wednesday morning, calling him a "snake-oil salesman" following his announcement that he would not fire troubled Miss USA Tara Conner. After hearing about her comments, Trump fired back to PEOPLE, calling her "a woman out of control" and saying he planned to sue O'Donnell over her statements questioning his financial well-being. "You can't make false statements," Trump tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Rosie will rue the words she said. I'll most likely sue her for making those false statements – and it'll be fun. Rosie's a loser. A real loser....
  • Jungle secrets: 52 new species found in Borneo's 'Lost World'

    12/19/2006 5:18:21 AM PST · by TheKidster · 27 replies · 780+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/18/06 | JULIE WHELDON
    More than 50 new species of animals and plants that have never been seen before have been discovered in a 'Lost World' on the island of Borneo in just 18 months, say scientists. Among them are two tree frogs, a whole range of plants and trees and 30 brand new types of fish including a tiny one less than a centimetre long and a catfish with an adhesive belly that allows it to stick to rocks. Scientists said the remarkable discoveries on the island - equivalent to one a week over the past year - show why the unique environment...
  • HOA Rule Forbids Couple To Smoke In Their Own Home Judge Upholds Homeowners' Association Order

    11/17/2006 10:46:11 AM PST · by TheKidster · 775 replies · 7,704+ views ^ | 11/16/06 |
    GOLDEN, Colo. -- A judge has upheld a homeowners association's order barring a couple from smoking in the town house they own. Colleen and Rodger Sauve, both smokers, filed a lawsuit in March after their condominium association amended its bylaws last December to prohibit smoking. "We argued that the HOA was not being reasonable in restricting smoking in our own unit, nowhere on the premises, not in the parking lot or on our patio," Colleen Sauve said. The Heritage Hills #1 Condominium Owners Association was responding to complaints from the Sauves' neighbors who said cigarette smoke was seeping into their...
  • Iranian Leader Speaks To Mike Wallace

    08/10/2006 11:39:20 AM PDT · by TheKidster · 32 replies · 766+ views ^ | Aug. 9, 2006 | CBS Broadcasting Inc.
    (CBS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sat down with Mike Wallace in Tehran on Tuesday in a rare, exclusive interview with a Western reporter. In the wide-ranging interview, the Iranian leader comments on President Bush's foreign policy, the lack of relations between Iran and the United States, Hezbollah, Lebanon and Iraq. Speaking about President Bush's failure to answer his 18-page letter that criticized U.S. foreign policy, Ahmadinejad said, "Well, (with the letter) I wanted to open a window towards the light for the president so that he can see that one can look on the world through a different perspective. …...

    08/03/2006 7:52:03 AM PDT · by TheKidster · 19 replies · 637+ views
    New York post ^ | August 3, 2006 | HASANI GITTENS
    A son of Osama bin Laden has gone from Iran to Lebanon with the mission to organize terror attacks against Israel, it was reported yesterday. Saad bin Laden, 27, one of the terror mastermind's eldest sons, was released by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard last Friday, according to the German daily Die Welt. "From the Lebanese border, he has the task of building Islamist terror cells and preparing them to fight with Hezbollah," the paper said, quoting intelligence sources. "Apparently, Tehran is counting on recruiting Lebanese refugees in Syria for the fight against Israel, using bin Laden's help," it added. The...
  • Palestinian security forces protest overdue wages (It our fault -Bleh)

    06/01/2006 2:00:18 PM PDT · by TheKidster · 12 replies · 348+ views
    REUTERS ^ | Thu Jun 1, 2006 8:00am ET | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    Palestinian security forces protest overdue wagesBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Thousands of Palestinian security men fired automatic rifles and vandalized the parliament in Gaza on Thursday in one of the biggest protests over unpaid wages since the Hamas government took office in March. Protesters criticized a plan by Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, who is also a senior leader of the Hamas Islamic militant group, to make only partial payments to employees of the Palestinian Authority in the next few days. The protest occurred while lawmakers were holding a routine session. No one was hurt. "We want to know when...