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  • Michael Brown: Obama spoke too soon on Sandy

    10/30/2012 5:05:51 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/30/12 | BOBBY CERVANTES
    Bush-era FEMA Chairman Michael Brown is standing by his suggestion that President Barack Obama acted too soon to call attention to federal disaster response efforts to Hurricane Sandy. “In the context of the election, I simply said he should have waited,” Brown told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon. “The storm was still forming, people were debating whether it was going to be as bad as expected, or not, and I noted that the president should have let the governors and mayors deal with the storm until it got closer to hitting the coastal areas along the Washington, D.C.-New York City corridor.”
  • Big Early-Voting Crowds in Florida

    10/27/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 38 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/27.12 | Peter Nicholas
    MIAMI – Early voting opened on Saturday in Florida, the largest battleground state in the presidential election, with people waiting hours in some cases to cast ballots. “I’ll wait six hours” if necessary, said Mia Waters, 45, of Miami, a retired U.S. Army soldier, as she stood outside a county government building in downtown Miami, waiting to vote. “I want to exercise my right, no matter how long it takes.” Wait times at some Miami-Dade county polling locations reached five hours as of mid-afternoon Saturday, the county elections department said.
  • Romney’s shift on foreign policy creates confusion

    10/24/2012 9:31:29 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/25/12 | Nicholas Burns
    We have two impressive people running for president. I fully realize that is not a judgment universally shared in our polarized, partisan, red-blue divided nation. But Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both smart and knowledgeable leaders of admirable character who have succeeded in every aspect of their careers. The campaign has showcased, however, their strikingly different life experiences and worldviews. There is every reason to believe they would take us in very different directions in foreign policy.
  • Obama camp slams ‘outrageous and demeaning’ GOPer’s rape claim

    10/24/2012 8:54:02 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/24/12 | OLIVIER KNOX
    President Barack Obama's reelection campaign on Wednesday denounced GOP Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's "outrageous and demeaning" comments on rape and pressed Mitt Romney to repudiate his fellow Republican.
  • Romney gaffe: 'Syria is Iran's route to the sea'

    10/23/2012 9:22:01 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 41 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/23/12 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Mitt Romney is not particularly new to gaffes but when it comes to one about the relationship between Syria and Iran, he has shown extraordinary courage in repeating it at least six times just in the past year. During last night's foreign policy debate, Romney said: "Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea."
  • Debate Finale: Romney Agrees with Obama, Says Give Peace a Chance

    10/23/2012 12:31:42 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 3 replies
    Time ^ | 10/23/12 | Michael Crowley
    The trajectory of the U.S. presidential race did not change Monday night. Not substantively, in a debate that featured Mitt Romney’s constant endorsements of Barack Obama’s policies. (For instance, on the question of aggressive drone strikes against suspected terrorists: “I support that entirely and feel the President was right.”) And probably not politically, given that foreign policy is a low priority for most voters, and that the debate lacked a breakthrough “moment” that will hound one candidate or the other for days.
  • 'Poop Transplants' May Combat Bacterial Infections

    10/20/2012 6:36:10 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/20/12 | Karen Rowan
    "Poop transplants" are an effective way to treat people with one type of intestinal bacteria infection, a new study shows. Researchers transplanted fecal matter from healthy people into the colons of people infected with the notoriously hard-to-treat Clostridium difficile bacteria, which causes severe, watery diarrhea. The researchers found that 46 out of 49 patients got better within a week of the treatment.
  • Super PAC hits Akin with talking mailer

    10/19/2012 9:39:22 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 4 replies
    Campaigns and Elections ^ | 10/18/12 | Shane D'Aprile /
    The Democratic Super PAC American Bridge 21st Century is hitting Missouri Rep. Todd Akin (R) with a talking direct mail piece that highlights his "legitimate rape" comments.
  • Expedia video 'Find Your Understanding' depicts dad's trip to lesbian daughter's same-sex wedding

    10/04/2012 11:54:08 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/4/12
    Every trip is unique. On this trip, Artie Goldstein travels across the country to attend his daughter's same-sex wedding, a journey that will test him, challenge him, and ultimately change him in unexpected ways
  • Round Rock man catches culprit stealing political signs

    09/28/2012 1:49:54 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 34 replies
    KVUE ^ | 9/28/12
    ROUND ROCK, Texas-- Round Rock resident Doug McLean is a Democrat. McLean recently asked his neighbors to post “Obama 2012” signs in their front yards. But earlier this week, he noticed his Obama signs were disappearing. So McLean said he called the police.
  • Mitt Romney Holds Big Lead On President Obama

    09/26/2012 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 7 replies
    Talk Business ^ | 9/25/12
    If there were any doubts about which Presidential candidate would carry Arkansas, you can erase them. GOP nominee Mitt Romney holds a 21-point lead over Democratic President Barack Obama in the latest Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll. The survey, conducted on Sept. 17, combined 4 different Congressional District polls into one to create a statewide sample of 2,228 likely voters with a margin of error of +/-2%.
  • Wisc. Gov. Walker calls for return of union refs

    09/25/2012 10:37:53 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 15 replies
    AP and SI ^ | 9/25.12
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) If there's one thing that can unite political foes in Wisconsin, it just may be the Green Bay Packers. Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who made a national name for himself by going after public employee unions last year, posted a message on Twitter calling for the return of the NFL's locked-out unionized officials after a disputed call led to a Seattle Seahawks 14-12 victory over the Packers on Monday night. "After catching a few hours of sleep, the (hash)Packers game is still just as painful. (hash)Returntherealrefs," Walker tweeted early Tuesday.
  • Romney mocked for comment about jet windows

    09/24/2012 6:54:53 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 66 replies
    La Tmes ^ | 9/24/12
    During a Saturday fundraiser in Beverly Hills, Calif., which took in $6 million, Mitt Romney expressed his concerns over Ann Romney’s emergency landing on Friday. The candidate cast doubt on the mechanical design of airplane windows, in a general sense. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous....” he said.
  • In Week 3, NFL predicts a lopsided win for Romney

    09/24/2012 12:35:10 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 5 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/24/12 | Chris Wilson
    The NFL is in sore need of a few recounts after another weekend of on-field farce put on by the replacement referees. But as long as the season goes on, the Signal will tally the games that, according to a rigorous historical study—my own—have been determined to predict the presidential election. Last week, I posted a rule for every franchise that predicts the winner of the election every four years, or at least nearly so. For example: If Tampa Bay scores more than 14 points in its fourth game, the out-of-power party wins the White House. Otherwise, the incumbent party...
  • Lee poll: Montanans prefer Romney over Obama in presidential race

    09/24/2012 12:11:08 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 9 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 9/24/12 | Charles Johnson
    HELENA – Republican Mitt Romney leads Democratic President Barack Obama by 9 percentage points in Montana, a Lee Newspapers poll shows. The poll results showed Romney with 51 percent, Obama with 42 percent and Libertarian Gary Johnson with 2 percent. Five percent of the voters were undecided.
  • Former Pirates owner tells Times he's gay

    09/23/2012 12:04:44 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 54 replies
    AP ^ | 9/22/12
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Kevin McClatchy, the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and now the board chairman at the McClatchy Company newspaper chain, said in an interview with The New York Times that he is gay.
  • ACLU wins round in fight for French Quarter preachers

    09/22/2012 11:01:53 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 3 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 9/21/12 | Bruce Nolan
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of a New Orleans law recently used to arrest Christian evangelists preaching on Bourbon Street during Southern Decadence, the annual celebration of gay culture in the French Quarter. Part of the city's recently enacted "aggressive solicitation" ordinance orders people not to "loiter or congregate on Bourbon Street for the purpose of disseminating any social, political or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise."
  • US warns against travel to Pakistan

    09/20/2012 9:33:43 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 9/20/12
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is warning Americans to avoid non-essential travel to Pakistan as protests over an anti-Islam video grow and turn violent. The department issued an alert Thursday. It's stepping up existing advice for Americans to be aware of the risks of travel to Pakistan and said they should defer all non-essential travel to the country. It says protests and demonstrations, some targeting U.S. interests, are likely to continue.
  • Eastwood on gay marriage: Clint shares same-sex views with Ellen DeGeneres

    09/19/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 46 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/19/12 | BRUCE BAKER
    The Clint Eastwood on gay marriage episode of Ellen DeGeneres' talk-show showed "Dirty Harry" again in the "raw." The actor-director shared his views on same-sex-marriage and his role with the Libertarian Party. In the wake of the RNC, viewers got an even closer glimpse at the Hollywood legend.
  • Arrest made in LSU bomb threat

    09/19/2012 9:52:23 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 17 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 9/19/12
    Police have arrested a suspect in the bomb threat at Louisiana State University that led to the campus-wide evacuation of thousands of people earlier this week. Police Capt. Corey Lalonde said officers arrested William Bouvay Jr., 42, of Baton Rouge late Tuesday night after an investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies.
  • Chick-fil-A to stop giving money to 'anti-gay organizations,' according to reports

    09/19/2012 9:39:44 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 50 replies
    mercury news ^ | 9/19/12 | By Jeremy C. Owens
    After sparking anger nationwide by vocally supporting the fight against same-sex marriage, the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain has reportedly agreed to halt giving money to groups that seek to ban the practice. The chain's president and son of its founder, Dan Cathy, sparked the furor in July, when he gave an interview to a Christian radio program in which he said "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'" He later said, "We want to do anything we possibly...
  • Santorum: Without church, family, there is no conservative movement

    09/15/2012 12:12:11 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/15/12 | Lindsey Boerma
    (CBS News) Challenging "economic conservatives and libertarian types who say, 'Oh we don't want to talk about the social issues,'" former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., told the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, "Without the church and the family, there is no conservative movement, there is no basic values in America enforced, and there is no future for our country." Greeted by a wildly enthusiastic standing ovation, Santorum - considered the "social issues" candidate in the 2012 Republican presidential primary and, until his departure from the race in April, the last serious threat to Mitt Romney for the...
  • A timeline of events surrounding attacks on US facilities in Mideast

    09/14/2012 10:39:35 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/14/12 | MATT VISER
    6:17 a.m. Embassy in Cairo releases a statement that read in part: “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. . . . Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.” 1:41 p.m. Associated Press alert: “Egyptian Islamist protesters angry over film scale US Embassy wall in Cairo and tear down...
  • Felony charges issued in (Against US Marine) cab driver attack

    09/12/2012 3:39:15 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 35 replies
    Wect ^ | 9/12/12
    SURF CITY, NC (WECT) – Camp Lejeune has released its first statement in regards to an incident involving a Marine, who is accused of attacking a Surf City cab driver over the weekend.  The incident was caught on video inside the taxi.
  • ‘Honey Boo Boo’ beats GOP in cable ratings

    08/30/2012 4:41:59 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 45 replies
    Sf gate ^ | 8-30-12
    Never let it be said that Americans don’t have their priorities straight. The fourth episode of   TLC‘s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” a show that makes “Jersey Shore” look like “Masterpiece Classic,” drew more viewers in the 18-49 age group on Wednesday night than the second full night of the Republican National Convention.
  • Paul Ryan’s speech in 3 words

    08/30/2012 10:15:36 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/30/12 | Sally Kohn
    1. Dazzling At least a quarter of Americans still don’t know who Paul Ryan is, and only about half who know and have an opinion of him view him favorably. So, Ryan’s primary job tonight was to introduce himself and make himself seem likeable, and he did that well. The personal parts of the speech were very personally delivered, especially the touching parts where Ryan talked about his father and mother and their roles in his life. And at the end of the speech, when Ryan cheered the crowd to its feet, he showed an energy and enthusiasm that’s what...
  • Todd Akin reaffirms decision to stay in the Senate race

    08/21/2012 10:40:56 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 433 replies
    Wapost ^ | 8/21/12 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    Rep. Todd Akin, the embattled Senate candidate who used the phrase “legitimate rape” in talking about abortion and pregnancy, said Tuesday afternoon that he would stick to his decision to remain in the race.
  • Suspects in deputy killings linked to extremists

    08/19/2012 1:07:02 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 8/19/12 | CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least some of the seven people arrested in a fatal shootout with Louisiana deputies have been linked to violent anarchists on the FBI's domestic terrorism watch lists, a sheriff said Saturday. Detectives had been monitoring the group before Thursday's shootout in Laplace in which two deputies were killed and two more wounded, said DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle. His detectives and other law enforcement discovered the suspects were heavily armed adherents to an ideology known as the "sovereign citizens" movement.
  • United States of Adipose Which American states are the most obese?

    08/14/2012 10:37:17 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 67 replies
    Economist ^ | 8/14/12
    AMERICA'S elite athletes may have topped the Olympics medal table, but the rest of the country is not in such good shape. The latest annual survey from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reveals a state-by-state picture of the nation's battle with the bulge. The survey uses people's self-reported height and weight to determine body mass index: a BMI of 30 or over is considered obese. Outdoorsy Colorado and Hawaii are the slimmest places, but even there, over a fifth of adults—20.7% and 21.8% respectively—are obese. Tipping the scale at the other end are Mississippi and Louisiana, where obese...
  • Romney's campaign event host turns out to be a convicted drug dealer

    08/13/2012 4:43:07 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 58 replies
    CTV ^ | 8/13/12
    MIAMI -- Mitt Romney is holding a campaign event at a Miami restaurant owned by a convicted cocaine trafficker. Romney appeared Monday evening at El Palacio de los Jugos, a restaurant owned by Reinaldo Bermudez. Court records show that Bermudez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine in 1999 and served three years in federal prison.
  • After a Struggle, Mosque Opens in Tennessee

    08/11/2012 9:20:03 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 28 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/11/12 | ROBBIE BROWN and CHRISTINE HAUSER
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The worshipers bowed low, their heads touching the freshly laid carpet, as the new mosque filled with echoes of exultation. “God, thank you for the ability to worship here today,” said Remziya Suleyman, 27. “Thank you, thank you.”
  • Ann Romney’s horse won’t win an Olympic medal

    08/07/2012 9:57:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 37 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8/7/12 | Holly Bailey
    Ann Romney's horse Rafalca won't win a medal in the dressage competition at London's Olympic Games. But Romney, the wife of GOP candidate Mitt Romney, still praised her horse's "fabulous" performance. "It was wonderful," Romney told the Associated Press' Nicole Winfield after watching her horse compete Tuesday in London. "She was elegant and consistent again. We just love her."
  • Gay marriage in Washington: Amazon's Jeff Bezos gives $2.5 million

    07/27/2012 1:19:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | Michael Muskal
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, have given $2.5 million to fund efforts in the state of Washington to legalize same-sex marriage, effectively doubling the current electoral war chest of proponents. The gift was announced by Washington United for Marriage, the coalition working to pass Referendum 74 in November. It's believed to be the largest individual gift “to secure or protect the freedom to marry,” the group said in a statement released on its website. Washington is one of four states where the issue of same-sex marriage will be on the ballot this year.
  • Outing Sally Ride: Her sexual orientation has nothing to do with space ships

    07/24/2012 6:39:09 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 121 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7/24/12 | Virginia Heffernan
    Maybe the idea of gays in space is just so exciting that it has overwhelmed Sally Ride's eulogists, who really should be parsing her achievements in astrophysics, accident investigations and middle-school education, rather than trying to make hay out of her mellow lesbian romantic life.
  • Phone hacking: Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson face charges

    07/24/2012 11:25:25 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/24/12
    Eight people, including Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, will face a total of 19 charges relating to phone hacking, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. The two ex-News of the World editors are to be charged in connection with the accessing of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler's phone messages. They are among seven of the now-defunct paper's former staff facing charges of conspiring to intercept voicemails. The CPS said the charges related to 600 alleged victims between 2000 and 2006. The eight, who are to be charged when they answer police bail later, are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court...
  • Pair lifts off in tandem lawn chair balloon flight

    07/14/2012 1:06:45 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 37 replies
    AP Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/14/12 | JEFF BARNARD,
    BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man and an Iraqi adventurer have taken to the sky in a pair of lawn chairs suspended from helium-filled party balloons. Cheered by several hundred supporters, Kent Couch and Fareed Lafta lifted off Saturday morning from a Shell gas station in Bend, Ore.
  • Sperm Donor Lawsuit Filed by Lesbian

    07/12/2012 7:20:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/12/12 | Andrew Lu
    A California woman is suing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for "unconstitutional" sperm donor policies. The woman is in a same-sex relationship and wants to conceive a child with her female partner. The woman has a male friend who she wants to use as a sperm donor.
  • US Christian group renounces homosexuailty 'cure' campaign

    07/09/2012 3:21:14 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 21 replies
    Telegraph. ^ | 7/8/12
    A controversial American Christian group has renounced its campaigning position that homosexuality can be "cured" through prayer.
  • Libyan liberals 'lead polls' in Tripoli, Benghazi

    07/08/2012 2:06:31 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | 7/8/12
    TRIPOLI — The leader of one of Libya's main Islamist parties said on Sunday that a rival liberal coalition had a solid advantage after the country's first election since the ouster of Moamer Kadhafi. "The National Forces Alliance achieved good results in some large cities except Misrata. They have a net lead in Tripoli and in Benghazi," said Mohammed Sawan, who heads the Justice and Construction party.
  • Ohio restaurant owner dies after meeting Obama

    07/06/2012 1:10:51 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 42 replies
    Shortly after meeting President Barack Obama on Friday morning, a restaurant owner in Akron, Ohio, has apparently died, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Josephine “Ann” Harris, 70, was pronounced dead about 11:20 a.m. at Akron General Medical Center after complaining of fatigue and a tingling feeling, the paper said.
  • Mel Gibson’s Stepmother Seeks Restraining Order Against Him

    07/04/2012 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/3/12
    A California judge has decided to hear the case of Mel Gibson‘s 78-year-old stepmom, Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson, next month. She is attempting to get a restraining order against Gibson after she claims he threatened her, spit in her face and sabotaged her marriage to Mel’s father, Hutton Gibson, according to TMZ.
  • Conservative Wonderboy Grows Up, Embraces Obamacare and Philosophy

    07/03/2012 12:12:46 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 40 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 7/3.12 | Elspeth Reeve
    Like so many teenagers, Jonathan Krohn says he cringes when he thinks of some of the deeply uncool things he said when he was 13. Unlike most teenagers, Krohn said those things on camera in a speech at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference, making him a YouTube sensation. Now? Krohn tells Politico's Patrick Gavin he's not a conservative anymore. He likes gay marriage and Obamacare.
  • Yitzhak Shamir, former Israeli PM, dies

    06/30/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/30/12
    Jerusalem (CNN) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir died Saturday, the country's prime minister's office said. He was 96.
  • Maher: When One Of Palin’s ‘Kids Gets Knocked Up They’ll Be Covered’

    06/29/2012 11:09:45 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 66 replies
    CBSDC ^ | June 29, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Comedian Bill Maher takes another swipe at Sarah Palin and her family. The host of HBO’s “Real Time” took to Twitter to slam the former Alaska governor who criticized the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding President Obama’s health care law. “#SarahPalin‬ tweeted “Obama lies, freedom dies” – oh cheer up, it just means when one of ur kids gets knocked up they’ll be covered,” Maher said.
  • In 2006 Video, Romney Calls Health Care Mandate ‘Essential’

    06/28/2012 8:51:55 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 48 replies
    NYT ^ | June 28, 2012 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    On the eve of the Supreme Court’s health care ruling Thursday morning, a Democratic group has uncovered what it said was fresh evidence of Mitt Romney’s one-time embrace of the individual insurance mandate that he now scorns. Video of Mr. Romney from a March 2006 news conference when he was governor of Massachusetts shows the presumptive Republican nominee praising the passage of an individual mandate in the legislature as an “essential” part of the reforms he advocated. “With regards to the individual mandate, the individual responsibility program that I proposed, I was very pleased that the compromise between the two...
  • The Reincarnation of Earl Warren

    06/28/2012 12:19:40 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 6 replies
  • Fall in Oil Prices Won’t End Soon: Pro

    06/25/2012 12:56:51 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 25 2012 | Matthew Clinch
    The increase in demand for oil from emerging countries is not enough to counteract the fall in demand from established economies, Alejandro Barbajosa, oil markets specialist at Argus Media told CNBC. Oil prices are decisively lower than three months ago and Brent Crude [LCOCV1 90.39 -0.59 (-0.65%) ] fell to below $90 per barrel last Thursday, its lowest level in eighteen months.
  • Texas Man Found Guilty for Killing Neighbor in Dispute (Stand Your Ground Defense)

    06/14/2012 11:15:23 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | 6/14/12 | ANTHONY CASTELLANO
    A jury has convicted a Texas man for murdering his neighbor during a confrontation over loud music two years ago, rejecting a claim that he was within his rights to fatally shoot the man under Texas' version of a "stand-your-ground" law. Raul Rodriguez, 47, faces up to life in prison for the killing of Kelly Danaher, 36. Sentencing is scheduled to begin today.
  • KKK chapter wants to adopt stretch of Georgia highway

    06/11/2012 11:26:21 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/11/12 | Nick Valencia
    Atlanta (CNN) -- A North Georgia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to "adopt" a stretch of highway in Union County, Georgia, according to paperwork obtained by CNN on Monday. The application, which would allow the white supremacy group to receive state recognition for cleaning up a one-mile portion of a highway, was filed by the International Keystone Knights of the KKK on May 21.
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron left daughter behind at pub: reports

    06/11/2012 10:34:07 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 19 replies
    Daily News ^ | June 11, 2012 | PHILIP CAULFIELD
    British Prime Minister David Cameron left his 8-year-old daughter behind at a pub after lunching with his family and some pals a few months ago, Downing Street admitted. Nancy Cameron wandered off to the bathroom while the prime minister and his wife, Samantha, were sorting out rides home from The Plough pub in Cadsden, a hangout near their country retreat, Chequers, the British press reported.