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  • Explosive That Injured Man in New York's Central Park Likely 'an Experiment,' Cops Say

    07/04/2016 4:36:09 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 3, 2016 | Dean Schabner
    The explosive that severely injured a man in New York's Central Park today was likely "an experiment with fireworks or explosives," but did not seem like a device made deliberately to hurt anyone, officials said. It was still not clear exactly what the explosive was, but police said they did not believe it was connected to terrorism. Mark Torre, commanding officer of the NYPD bomb squad, added that investigators are leaning toward considering this the work of an explosive "hobbyist," an amateur or someone who knows chemistry. It could have even been some sort of "experiment" that was not meant...
  • New Surge of Central Americans Seen on Border

    06/07/2016 3:59:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | June 6, 2016 | Michel Marizco
    Refugees from Central America are pouring into the United States, a trend from 2014 that seems to be resurfacing along the U.S.-Mexican border this year. Many of them are children, sent on the long journey alone. The Border Patrol, immigration courts and refugee workers were overwhelmed the last time it occurred, in 2014. Border officials have asked for more resources this time out.
  • Protesters: Arrest JPSO deputies in Central City fatal shooting

    02/14/2016 2:56:16 PM PST · by BBell · 14 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/12/16 | Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A group of protesters circled outside New Orleans Police Department headquarters Friday afternoon (Feb. 12), calling for the arrest and trial of two Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies who shot and killed a 22-year-old man during a nearly five-mile-long police chase Monday night that started in Terrytown and ended across the river in Central City. Sheriff's Office officials said two deputies, Kenneth Bonura and Henry DeJean, opened fire on Eric Harris in fear for their lives after Harris threw his car in reverse near Simon Bolivar Avenue and Phillip Street. But protesters, as well as Harris' girlfriend – who was in...
  • Swedish central bank cuts key rate further below zero

    03/18/2015 10:15:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | March 18, 2015 | Tom Sullivan
    Sweden's central bank took its key interest rate further into negative territory Wednesday in a surprise move aimed at supporting a return to inflation. Related Stories Sweden cuts key rate again to record minus 0.25 pct Associated Press India's central bank cuts key interest rate Associated Press German central bank: ECB stimulus means less reform pressure Associated Press European Central Bank leaves rates unchanged; await QE details MarketWatch The currency wars have begun MarketWatch The Riksbank cut its repo rate by 0.15 percentage points to -0.25 percent and said it was buying government bonds worth 30 billion kronor ($3.4 billion,...
  • Make the Border Kids Americans

    07/18/2014 8:19:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | July 17, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    Approximately 90,000 minors have entered the country in the two years since President Obama, whether out of the best of intentions, cynical political calculation or as another of his serial expressions of incompetence, allowed the idea to take hold abroad that kids who were brought to the country would be allowed to stay. Numbers are swelling rapidly and detention centers are bursting at the seams. Among them are thousands of unaccompanied Central American children—approximately 52,000 since October, according to federal records ..................................................... The very young among them should find “forever families” right here, right now. They should become Americans. The...
  • President flees capital amid violence in Central African Republic

    03/24/2013 11:49:26 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/24/2013 | Holly Yan, Jennifer Z. Deaton and Nana Karikari-apau
    The president of the Central African Republic has fled the country's capital and rebels have seized control of the city, a government official said Sunday. President Francois Bozize crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo, said Jules Gautier Ngbapo, a spokesman for the government's territorial administration minister. He declined to disclose Bozize's location Sunday. "Central Africans are waiting for the new president to be named," Ngbapo said in a written statement. Word of Bozize's surprise departure came as violence erupted in the capital, Bangui. Witnesses reported hours of gunfire, and Ngbapo said at least seven civilians were killed as rebels...
  • Paul Ryan speaks in central Florida (Live Streaming)

    08/18/2012 7:16:24 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 101 replies
    WESH ^ | 8/18/2012 | WESH
    Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is speaking at The Villages, northwest of Orlando.
  • An anti-Jew in the zoo: Elmo kicked out of Central Park Zoo

    06/25/2012 5:41:18 PM PDT · by SteelToe · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 25, 2012 | Stephen Elliot
    Police removed a mentally disturbed man in an Elmo costume from New York City’s Central Park Zoo on Sunday afternoon. The man was spouting anti-Jewish insults, including encouraging visitors at the zoo to read “The International Jew” — an anti-Semitic series of pamphlets published by Henry Ford. The anti-Semitic Elmo made his first appearance in 2009 in Times Square, demanding people give him money to take pictures of him. Berating people who refused to give him money, Elmo said, “Elmo needs to make a living too.” He popped up again in 2010. When observers Sunday told the Elmo to get...
  • Fingerless Key West banana man loses his trees

    05/14/2012 3:47:48 PM PDT · by Elle Bee · 36 replies
    Key West Citizen and Bait Wrapper ^ | May 14, 2012 | JOHN DeSANTIS
    To Key West Housing Authority officials it was seen as a necessary task, the chopping down of banana trees Richard "Diver" Overman nurtured daily with his fingerless hands, outside the windows of his public housing apartment on Amelia Street. To Overman it was a massacre. "They were just nubs when I planted them," the 67-year-old retired lobster diver said. "Now I am so disappointed. That was my pastime -- the only pastime I've got. Now they took them away and I feel like nothin'." Housing Authority Director Manuel Castillo said he and his staff tried to work with Overman, but...
  • 'Colbert Report' off air; Comedy Central mum

    02/16/2012 10:05:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    ap ^ | 2/16/12 | ap
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" is off the air and it's a mystery why. An expected live version of the show was replaced by a repeat on Wednesday. Comedy Central said Thursday's live show will be off, too. The network said it was airing the repeats "due to unforeseen circumstances," but offered no other explanation.
  • Astronomy Picture (not APOD, afaik)

    11/18/2011 11:33:40 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Too beautiful not to post. What you're looking at is a close-up shot up of the central bulge of a giant spiral galaxy viewed edge on. Can you see it? The bulge, that is? It's that glowing lens-shaped mass that's trying unsuccessfully to hide behind those dark foreground clouds. Yes, of course, it's the central bulge of our own Milky Way Galaxy! :-) We're looking at the "lens" edge-on from our vantage point here in the Orion Spur (a minor spiral arm) of the Milky Way, 30,000 light years from the galaxy's center. Some "close-up," huh? We see the central...
  • Kyrgyzstan: Germans Fading Away on Central Asian Steppe

    11/10/2011 2:28:11 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 8 replies
    Eurasianet ^ | November 8, 2011 | Nate Schenkkan
    Amid commemorations marking 70 years since the 1941 deportation of the Russian Germans to Central Asia, there is a palpable sense that the community is disappearing. In Bishkek, roughly 30 people gather each Sunday to pray at the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Empty seats are abundant in a room that once was routinely filled to overflowing. Although the pastor is from Germany, services for the past 10 years have been held in Russian. Congregants say perhaps one-third of the worshippers have any German heritage, and only a handful can speak the language. According to the German Language Center in Bishkek, a...
  • Sculptor who shot dog for art film gets $750,000 for Central Subway art

    09/16/2011 1:41:57 PM PDT · by Baladas · 47 replies
    SF Gate ^ | September 16 2011 | Stephanie Lee
    A sculptor who shot a dog for an art film in the 1970s has won a $750,000 contract to create public art for the Central Subway. Tom Otterness, a Brooklyn-based artist, has created public art all over Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States, with an emphasis on New York City. But he garnered notoriety in 1977 when he adopted a black-and-white dog from an animal shelter and shot it to death with the camera rolling. The footage ended up in his avant-garde movie "Shot Dog Film." Otterness has since apologized, telling the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 2008, "Thirty years...
  • Explosion in central Oslo

    07/22/2011 7:07:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 283 replies
    FX Street ^ | 7/22/11 | Jamie Coleman
    Windows blown out in PM's office
  • University of Central Florida Stifles Discussion of Terrorism and Muslim Brotherhood

    03/03/2011 11:36:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 1+ views
    big peace ^ | 2/23/11 | John Guandolo
    If the President of the University of Central Florida (UCF), Dr. John Hitt, were arrested tomorrow for material support of terrorism, he might finally begin to understand the irresponsible and dangerous actions he continues to allow his university to take in giving terrorist supporters a platform. We can begin this discussion with the UCF Muslim Students Association (MSA). The MSA was created by the Muslim Brotherhood at the University of Illinois in 1963. The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is an international revolutionary organization whose objectives are (1) the re-establishment of the global Islamic state (Caliphate) and (2) the global implementation of...
  • Sassanid fire temple discovered in central Iran

    07/08/2010 6:51:13 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Payvand News ^ | Monday, July 5, 2010 | Mehr News Agency
    Ruins of a fire temple dating back to the Sassanid era have recently been discovered during a series of archaeological excavations in the Vigol region near Kashan in central Iran. The discovery was made during the latest season of excavations, which are being carried out by a team of archaeologists led by Mohsen Javeri and began in mid-June, the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization announced in a press release on Monday. The cruciform temple has four entrances leading to the ruins of a fireplace embellished with unique stucco designs, Javeri said. The team has also unearthed pieces of ornate...
  • Md.'s smart grid fiasco

    07/09/2010 7:24:09 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies · 1+ views
    baltimore sun ^ | 7-5-10 | William Yeatman
    Last month, the Public Service Commission rejected Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.'s "smart grid" proposal. From start to finish, the whole affair demonstrated everything that is wrong with Maryland's socialized electricity industry. To begin with, BGE's plan was a dud. The whole idea of "smart grid" is to inform customers how much electricity costs in real time so that they have an incentive to use less electricity during times of peak demand (usually hot summer afternoons), when electricity is expensive to generate and transmit. There are a number of ways to achieve this price signal, but BGE chose an ill-defined,...
  • Comedy Central's Anti-Semitic Video Game: 'You Lied To Me, Jew Producer'

    05/25/2010 7:38:28 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies · 452+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Mon, 05/24/2010 - 02:09 ET | By Noel Sheppard
    Around the same time they were caving in to pressure to delete all Mohammed references from an episode of "South Park," the geniuses at Comedy Central posted an online video game containing truly staggering anti-Semitic images. This abomination was originally called "I.S.R.A.E.L. Attack!" due to the lead character being a murderous robot named "I.S.R.A.E.L." -- "Intelligent Smart Robot Animation Eraser." As the game opens, the villain says, "You lied to me, Jew Producer"...
  • Comedy Central Mocks Jesus (But Respects Islam) -- SIGN PROTEST

    05/22/2010 1:23:51 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 12 replies · 772+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 05-22-10 | TFP Student Action
    TFP Student Action is urging Comedy Central to cancel the production of a new cartoon series called JC that mocks Our Lord Jesus Christ. According to press reports, Comedy Central writers are describing the new series JC as “a playful take on religion and society with a sprinkle of dumb.” For example, God the Father is shown as someone who is lazy, plays video games and neglects his son. In turn, Jesus is distant from his powerful and lazy father, and tries to become a regular guy in New York City. Since final approval at Comedy Central for JC is...
  • For Russia’s Communists, Ousting Putin Is a Priority

    11/07/2009 9:14:37 PM PST · by Flavius · 4 replies · 480+ views
    ny times ^ | November 7, 2009 | By YULIA TARANOVA
    Along with the perennial calls for “land for farmers” and “factories for workers,” Communists who marched in Moscow on the Saturday anniversary of the 1917 revolution offered a slogan of more recent vintage: “Russia without Putin.”