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  • "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland

    11/26/2015 8:23:52 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 26th November, 2015 | Kristiane Sherry
    "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland What is thought to be the world's oldest Cognac sold at auction was opened in Poland recently to inaugurate a partnership between a Swiss watchmaker and a corporate collector. The Gautier Cognac was purchased by collector Wealth Solutions in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organised by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in New York. The bottle itself dates back to 1762 and was recognised as the oldest Cognac sold at public auction to-date when it went under the hammer. It was opened during a ceremony to mark the partnership...
  • Press Room CHEERS as Bernie Sanders Demands Media Stop Reporting on Hillarys Email

    10/14/2015 5:23:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/13/15 | Jim Hoft
    Reporters in the press room at the Democratic Party presidential debate held in Las Vegas Tuesday night exploded in cheers after Sen. Bernie Sanders emphatically called for the media to stop reporting on the Hillary Clinton email controversy. Two reporters in the press room, Hunter Walker of Yahoo News and Dave Rubin of Ora TV posted to Twitter the reaction of their fellow reporters. The entire press room just exploded when Bernie said that about Hillarys emails. #DemDebate CNN Debate: Press Room EXPLODES IN CHEERS as Bernie Sanders Demands Media Stop Reporting on Hillarys Email Scandal Kristinn Taylor Oct 13th,...
  • New Zealand's First Booze-Free Bar Flops ... "No One Showed Up"

    08/10/2015 9:53:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th August, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    New Zealand's First Booze-Free Bar Flops The first alcohol-free bar in New Zealand has been forced to permanently close after just five weeks of trading after no one showed up. Situated in Auckland, Tap Bar which stands for The After Party charged NZ$15 for entry and non-alcoholic drinks started from NZ$5. The venue opened at midnight in the hope it would be a hot spot for customers rolling out of local nightclubs at 4am, but those revellers who did frequent the bar drank only water. We gave it a shot and Auckland drinking culture just didnt tie in...
  • Today's Toons 5/15/15

    05/15/2015 1:17:13 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 17 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 5/15/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Cliff Clavin on Jeopardy (and how about Hillary?)

    03/14/2015 1:06:06 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-14-15
  • Cheers Star Blasts Liberal Elites: 'You Don't Want an Ivy Leaguer' in a Disaster

    02/23/2015 9:09:51 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/23/15 | Scott Whitlock
    Your World anchor Neil Cavuto referenced Scott Walker and noted, "He didn't finish college. So, he doesn't have that prestigious degree. He could be up against an Ivy Leaguer like Hillary Clinton." Ratzenberger zinged, "You know Ivy Leaguers and I know Ivy Leaguers. And I tell you, those are not the people whose houses you rush to after an earthquake." The actor mocked, "It's not like, 'he's got an MBA from Harvard. He'll know what to do!'" - See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2015/02/23/cheers-star-blasts-liberal-elites-you-dont-want-ivy-leaguer-disaster#sthash.qfTXoTQ1.dpuf
  • Stevie Wonder boycotts Florida following George Zimmerman verdict

    07/16/2013 7:08:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    NBCNEWS ^ | 7/16/13 | Randee Dawn
    Florida fans of Stevie Wonder who want to see the legend sing are going to have to go on a road trip for the near future. During a performance in Quebec City, Canada, on Sunday, the Grammy-winning performer spoke out about the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman and announced he would boycott the state. "I decided today that until the 'Stand Your Ground' law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," he told the audience. "As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part...
  • Milo OShea, an Actor of the Stage and Screen, Dies at 86

    04/04/2013 11:33:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 3, 2013 | Douglas Martin
    Milo OShea, an Irish character actor recognizable by his black bushy eyebrows, tumble of white hair and impish smile whose films included Ulysses, Barbarella and The Verdict, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 86.
  • George Washingtons Rye Whiskey Going on Sale (@ Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia)

    03/26/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    George Washingtons rye whiskey going on sale Rye whiskey using George Washingtons own recipe will soon go on sale at the first presidents Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. The presidential home reconstructed Washingtons distillery and will make more than 1,100 bottles of unaged whiskey available beginning April 4. The bottles sell for $95 each. Mount Vernon says the rye is the most authentic version of Washingtons whiskey available. Washington was a detailed record keeper, and distillers used the same grain recipe and fermentation process as it was done 250 years ago. No word on whether itll be available online or...
  • These Are The Places In America Where Alcohol Is Still Banned (Ghosts Of Prohibition)

    03/24/2012 8:56:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 100 replies · 2+ views
    IO9 ^ | March 23, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    These are the places in America where alcohol is still banned The year was 1933. America's fourteen-year experiment in sobriety was over; the federally mandated ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol had been lifted. All across the U.S., people welcomed the repeal of prohibition with open arms and flowing taps. Or rather, most of them did. Meet the counties where America's "noble experiment" never died. When prohibition lifted almost eighty years ago, many communities (particularly in the Bible Belt) voted to keep alcohol bans in place at the local level. Today, there are still more than 200 "dry"...
  • Bartending Tips From Days of Old (1800s Recipes ... Hot Gin Sling & Hot Irish Whiskey Punch)

    01/22/2012 3:56:48 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2012 | Richard Goldsmith
    Bartending Tips From Days of Old What's old is new again, and nowhere is that more true than in the cocktail world. New twists on classic cocktails are popping up everywhere, but most of us haven't even figured out how to make them sans twists yet. Luckily, the bartenders of yore have reached forward in time to give us invaluable advice on mixing these drinks of yesteryear. And publishers looking to capitalize on the cocktail craze have reached back to the of bartenders at the turn of last century to reprint some of the most storied mixology guides. Long before...
  • How Scottish Scientists Re-Created a Hundred-Year-Old Whisky (Shackleton's Antartica Scotch)

    01/22/2012 4:18:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    PopSci ^ | 01.04.2012 | Paul Adams
    How Scottish Scientists Re-Created a Hundred-Year-Old Whisky Preserved in Antarctica since 1907, the Scotch that Ernest Shackleton drank is now available in stores In 1907, Ernest Shackleton and crew set out on the ship Nimrod to visit Antarctica and, they hoped, the South Pole. The good news was, the entire party survived the trip, thanks in part to the Rare Old Highland Whisky they brought to the frozen continent. But the expedition was forced to evacuate in 1909, some 100 miles short of the Pole they sought. And, as winter ice encroached and the men hurried home, they left behind...
  • Falling home values mean budget crunches for cities

    12/26/2011 6:49:41 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Brady Dennis
    The bust that began in 2007 has just begun to ravage tax revenues in communities from coast to coast. The problem is unlikely to subside soon. For instance, Baltimore collected $815 million in property taxes during the most recent fiscal year. Next year, the figure is predicted to shrink to $803.5 million. The following year, $773 million. The year after that, $735.7 million. The year after that, $729.4 million. I dont see any quick fixes over the next four or five years, to be honest. Baltimore already faces a budget deficit of more than $50 million next year. Obviously, it...
  • Biden Cheers Unions At Campaign Event: "You Fired The First Shot"

    11/15/2011 4:14:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/15/11 | RCP Video
    "Folks, you fired the first shot. It's not about Barack Obama. Its not about Joe Biden. Its about whether middle-class people are going to be put back in the saddle again because you are the people who make this country move," Vice President Joe Biden said at a campaign event in Ohio today.
  • Unemployment Rate Rises to 9%, State-Run Media Cheers Obama

    05/09/2011 3:24:36 AM PDT · by Son House · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | May 6, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The news media today, gosh, the unemployment rate's up to 9%, and they're celebrating. They're talking about some of the strongest job growth, with 244,000 new jobs, 62,000 of them from Mickey D's, 62,000 from McDonald's. Now, remember in the past, those jobs have been impugned by the Democrats and the left as meaningless, futureless hamburger flipper jobs without health care. Folks, I'll tell you, if we had our news media of today back in the days of Herbert Hoover we would have never had a Depression, because it woulda never been reported as a depression. This isn't even...
  • I Just Cant Make It Alone! Tom Leopolds Conversion Story

    04/27/2011 1:14:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    USCCB ^ | April 21, 2011
    My name is Tom Leopold and I’m a comedy writer (Seinfeld, Cheers, Will and Grace...). I am a Jewish comedy writer, although I always felt saying that was kind of redundant. So much of my humor — practically all of it I suppose— comes from who my people are, what they’ve been through and how they were able to turn it all on its head and find the funny side, even and especially if there was none to find. I know it sounds odd, but I always liked Jesus. I was never “deep” enough to wrestle with the concept...
  • Three Cheers For Obama

    05/18/2010 10:15:44 PM PDT · by justme346 · 11 replies · 857+ views
    The Right News ^ | 5/19/10 | Unknown
    He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine - Driving a stake thru the Heart of Hillary's Presidential aspirations--something no Republican was ever able to do. Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you! He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty - No more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home. American women and freedom are safer tonight! He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis Moore had never lost a race - quit Evan Bayh had never lost a race - quit Byron Dorgan - had never lost a race - quit Harry...
  • Cheers reign but jeers also greet Obama (21-year-old student: We cannot afford this!)

    03/25/2010 8:39:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1,621+ views
    Globe Gazette ^ | 3/25/10 | Deirdre Cox Baker
    Cheers reign but jeers also greet ObamaBy Deirdre Cox Baker, For The Globe Gazette Thursday, March 25, 2010 10:05 PM CDT IOWA CITY Dr. Erik Edens stayed outside the University of Iowa Field House for hours Thursday, steadfastly holding a sign that read: Destroyer in Chief Stop Socialism. The 46-year-old Davenport native, who is now an Iowa City physician, was one of 250 protesters who showed their feelings during President Obamas visit Thursday. Ive never done anything like this before, Edens said, explaining that he thinks the health-care reform bill that Obama signed Tuesday will destroy much of...
  • Mmm Bacon...Flavored Vodka?

    03/22/2010 8:49:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies · 603+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 18, 2010 | Richard Goldsmith
    Mmm Bacon...Flavored Vodka? By Richard Goldsmith - FOXNews.com America's favorite straight stuff gets an injection of flavor. Once upon a time, vodka was popular for being virtually tasteless, delivering all the punch of alcohol without all of that annoying flavor. It was the ultimate blank canvas, melding with pretty much any mixer a bartender could pair it with. As vodka popularity grew in the 80s and 90s, liquor distillers realized there was money to be made through product extensions, so companies dove in head first. Thus, the tidal wave of flavored vodkas was unleashed. Flavored vodkas have actually been around...
  • Scotch Whisky Meant To Warm Antarctic Explorers Retrieved After Century Locked In Ice

    02/06/2010 9:26:13 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies · 1,108+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | February 5, 2010 | AP
    Scotch whisky meant to warm Antarctic explorers retrieved after century locked in ice Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand - This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century. Five crates of Scotch whisky and two of brandy have been recovered by a team restoring an Antarctic hut used more than 100 years ago by famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Ice cracked some of the bottles that had been left there in 1909, but the restorers said Friday they are confident the five crates contain intact bottles "given liquid can be heard when the crates are moved." New Zealand Antarctic...
  • Irish firefighters contain blaze at Guinness factory in Dublin

    12/21/2009 3:44:49 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies · 887+ views
    Irish Central ^ | December 21, 2009 | KENNETH HAYNES
    A fire broke out at the Guinness factory in Dublin shortly after noon local time. Over nine fire brigades and three rigs with aerial ladder platforms were able to contain the blaze before it spread to the ammonia plant at the site. An official from Guinness was able to confirm that no one was hurt in the incident. There were no injuries to any personnel and the fire has been extinguished, the spokeswoman said. An internal investigation is under way to find out exactly what the cause of the accident was. The fire broke out near the Victoria Quay entry...
  • Bostons real-life Cheers bartender is laid off (Eddie Doyle inspired the TV series)

    03/11/2009 11:28:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 954+ views
    The West ^ | 3/11/09
    Bostons real-life Cheers bartender is laid off11th March 2009, 10:45 WST Eddie Doyle was the guy who really did know everybodys name, at least when he started working at the tavern that inspired the television show Cheers. To the tens of thousands of tourists that later passed through, Doyle remained behind the bar to offer a smile, a beer and tips about where to find the Boston that wasnt shown on TV. Now Doyle is out of a job, laid off from Cheers after 35 years. The bars owner has said a tough economy and sagging business forced the move,...
  • Sarah Palin at The Rangers-Flyers Game!

    10/11/2008 4:16:41 PM PDT · by Canedawg · 109 replies · 4,092+ views
    October 11, 2008 | Canedawg
    I am watching the game and there she is! With Piper and Bristol (or perhaps not Bristol, but the middle daughter- I forgot her name). she looks great! A mixed crowd reaction, but mostly cheering, some boos for sure, but they were drowned out by the music. Hey, people can boo if they want, it's still a free country (for now). It all went off without a hitch. I Love Sarah Palin.
  • Obama Crowds Cheer Anything

    03/01/2008 5:08:35 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 49 replies · 321+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | February 29, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: From the Los Angeles Times: "They came to cheer. They got a lecture. The crowd went wild. During a Barack Obama town-hall meeting on the economy, the topic turned to education, which, the Illinois senator said, could not be remedied by spending alone. 'It doesn't matter how much money we put in if parents don't parent,' he scolded. The line is one the Democrat delivers often, but on Thursday in Beaumont, Texas, he struck a remarkable chord with his mostly African American audience. 'It's not good enough for you to say to your child, "Do good in school," and...
  • Cheers And Jeers For McCain At CPAC

    02/10/2008 5:01:10 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 16 replies · 156+ views
    Human Events ^ | February 8, 2008 | Jed Babbin
    Speaking to a crowd of about 5,000 conservative activists, Sen. John McCain tried to calm conservatives to win over skeptics who had only a few hours before heard his principal rival, Mitt Romney, drop out of the race.Romneys exit was graceful, and surprising only for its timing. Conservative talk radio star Laura Ingraham, introducing Romney, said she was proud to be the only person privileged to be introducing a conservative candidate. But Romneys speech as good as any he gave in the campaign -- tipped his hand early, hinting, If I fight all the way to the convention...
  • Official FR Drinking Thread

    02/05/2008 8:07:58 PM PST · by Bob J · 435 replies · 23,662+ views
    fr | 2-5-08 | Bob J
    Pop 'em if you got 'em. If we can't elect a conservative candidate we might as well be amusing for a couple hours.
  • Face of Defense: Former Giant Cheers Team from Afghanistan

    02/04/2008 3:18:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 75+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Jim Wilt, USA
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Feb. 4, 2008 As millions of Americans gathered around their televisions to watch Super Bowl XLII last night, servicemembers here rolled out of beds, cots or sleeping bags to watch the big game in the early morning hours. The New York Giants and New England Patriots each had plenty of rooters here, but one soldier assigned to Combined Joint Task Force 82 took special pride in the Giants stunning 17-14 upset of the previously unbeaten Patriots. Before he joined the Army, Lt. Col. Nate Rivers, CJTF 82s logistics maintenance chief, played in the National Football...
  • Obama draws cheers at NAACP convention

    07/12/2007 5:55:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,313+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/07 | David Runk - ap
    DETROIT - Presidential hopeful Barack Obama drew the loudest cheers of the eight Democratic candidates at a civil rights forum Thursday as he assailed the Bush administration's record on race relations. The candidates shared the stage at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's 98th annual convention. Obama, seeking to become the first black president, drew the strongest applause from the 3,000 people at the event. "I know what you know, which is that despite all the progress that has been made we still have more work to do," said the first-term Illinois senator. Black voters are a...
  • 'Two-Buck Chuck' Wins Wine Competition

    06/30/2007 2:05:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies · 2,490+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Friday, June 29, 2007 | BRADLEY J. FIKES - Staff Writer
    'Two-Buck Chuck' wins wine competition By: BRADLEY J. FIKES - Staff Writer Vin d'Expensive? Meritage Snooty? If that's the kind of name you were thinking would grace a winner of the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition, get ready for a shock. Try "Two-Buck Chuck," more formally Charles Shaw, the brand beloved of bargain but palate-sensitive wine shoppers. It's sold by Bronco Wine Co. exclusively through Trader Joe's. Shaw's California Chardonnay took first place for Best Chardonnay from California. To some in the clubby California wine community, that must seem like a Michelin's Red Guide giving three stars to a...
  • School Relents, Gives Out Diplomas (Excessive Cheering Cited)

    06/07/2007 5:37:10 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 61 replies · 1,590+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7 June 07 | JAN DENNIS
    Diploma Saga Takes Turn - Denied Students Lawyer Up GALESBURG, Ill. (June 7) - Five students will get the diplomas they were denied when cheers erupted for them at a high school graduation, and school officials said Wednesday they would review a get-tough decorum policy. The school imposed a no-cheering policy in an effort to restore decorum at its graduation ceremony. Galesburg High School officials had said they would not hand over the keepsake diplomas unless they received apologies. But the stalemate over the diplomas and the media attention it attracted have taken valuable time and energy, they said. Gayles...
  • Ill. students lose diplomas over cheers

    06/01/2007 12:03:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies · 2,814+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/07 | Jan Dennis - ap
    GALESBURG, Ill. - Caisha Gayles graduated with honors last month, but she is still waiting for her diploma. The reason: the whoops of joy from the audience as she crossed the stage. Gayles was one of five students denied diplomas from the lone public high school in Galesburg after enthusiastic friends or family members cheered for them during commencement. About a month before the May 27 ceremony, Galesburg High students and their parents had to sign a contract promising to act in dignified way. Violators were warned they could be denied their diplomas and barred from the after-graduation party. Many...
  • Scientists say fruity cocktails are health food

    04/21/2007 9:05:25 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 20 replies · 998+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 21 Apr, 2007 0204 hrs IST | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: A fruity cocktail may not only be fun to drink but may count as health food, US and Thai researchers said on Thursday. Adding ethanol the type of alcohol found in rum, vodka, tequila and other spirits boosted the antioxidant nutrients in strawberries and blackberries, the researchers found. Any coloured fruit might be made even more healthful with the addition of a splash of alcohol, they report in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Dr Korakot Chanjirakul and colleagues at Kasetsart University in Thailand and scientists at the US department of agriculture stumbled upon...
  • Cheers have some wound up

    01/24/2007 9:18:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 869+ views
    WiscNews.com ^ | 1-24-2007 | Christina Beam
    They've got spirit, yes they do but what about sportsmanship? Student fans at recent Baraboo High School athletic games have been trying to sneak a few cheers with double meanings past officials, leaving administrators tightening enforcement of WIAA rules and some students and parents wondering what's wrong with a little team spirit. One banned cheer in particular, where students chant "U.S.A.," brought parent Mary Williams to the Baraboo School Board last week asking why students couldn't have a voice at athletic events. Even after learning that the chant had a second meaning to many students an acronym not...
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY - Militant prohibitionist Carry Nation smashes the Hotel Carey bar

    12/27/2006 8:36:37 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 97 replies · 1,982+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | December 27, 2006 | SignOnSanDiego.com
    THIS DAY IN HISTORY - December 27 1900: Militant prohibitionist Carry Nation marches into the Hotel Carey in Wichita, Kansas, and wrecks the bar.
  • Howie Carr Live Thread: Live from the Rustic Kitchen

    11/02/2006 10:54:46 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 69 replies · 973+ views
    HowieCarr.com ^ | 11/02/06 | raccoonradio
    2 years ago today: The Kerry NON-VICTORY party in Copley Square On today's show---THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Howie will be broadcasting LIVE today from The Rustic Kitchen at The Radisson 57 Hotel in Park Square Boston. Come on by!!!!!!!! 1st Hour Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey battled to pin down rival Deval Patrick on taxes, crime and immigration last night, demanding that he tell the truth as she saved her strongest debate performance for their final prime-time clash. Did you watch the festivities? Do you think she can still win? 2nd Hour President Bush has hit the campaign trail for the mid...
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...
  • Weren't the cheers only yesterday? (Puckett story)

    03/07/2006 7:09:55 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 22 replies · 827+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-7-06 | Joe Soucheray
    On Saturday night, Oct. 26, 1991, in the sixth game of the World Series, Kirby Puckett made one of the great catches in Series history. It got overshadowed, but not lost, by what followed later in the game, closer to midnight. This was the third inning. Ron Gant of the Atlanta Braves hit the ball, and by the sound of it, he hit it for keeps. Puckett started churning and churning and then leaped in the classic, outstretched pose of an old baseball card from the golden era of life itself. His body went into the air between the retired...
  • Cheers And Petals For The Turk Who Shot The Pope

    01/12/2006 6:20:50 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 643+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-13-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Cheers and petals for the Turk who shot the Pope By Kate Connolly, in Istanbul (Filed: 13/01/2006) Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish nationalist who shot Pope John Paul II, was showered with petals by supporters after being released from prison after 25 years. The man responsible for one of the 20th century's most notorious assassination attempts shook hands with guards before being driven away from Kartal high-security jail in Istanbul yesterday. Mehmet Ali Agca arrives at a military recruitment centre Dressed in jeans, he said nothing to journalists but held aloft a magazine showing a photograph of his meeting with...
  • Glass shape 'affects drink size' (News that can used)

    12/23/2005 5:23:32 PM PST · by indcons · 27 replies · 519+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 23 December 2005 | BBC
    People are more likely to pour extra alcohol into short, wide glasses than tall, narrow glasses, a study says. The US researchers from Cornell University asked 198 students and 86 bartenders to pour a shot of alcohol. They found students poured 30% more into the short glasses, while bar workers faired only slightly better at 20%, the British Medical Journal said. The groups poured more than a standard shot measure into both types of glasses. Students also said they thought the tall glasses held more, suggesting they were trying to compensate for size when pouring into the short, wide glasses....
  • B-grade Gipper (Hollywood audience cheers when Ronald Reagan is shot on screen)

    08/17/2005 7:29:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies · 1,569+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/17/05 | John McCaslin
    Inside the Beltway By John McCaslin August 17, 2005 B-grade Gipper We're here to report a rather bizarre, if not disturbing incident combining Hollywood and Washington, specifically this month's special film-industry screening of "The Killers," a 1964 movie starring Ronald Reagan in his final big-screen role. On hand in Hollywood for the Aug. 4 event was a prestigious crowd of actors, actresses, writers, reviewers, scholars, researchers and film preservationists -- including "L.A. Confidential" director Curtis Hanson -- that actually erupted in cheers when Mr. Reagan "the actor" was shot and killed. Absent the applause, it was already an eerie scene...
  • AP Flat out lied about booing Clintons health (Audio of cheers!)

    09/03/2004 7:21:09 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 50 replies · 3,199+ views
    Here is the audio of President Bush announcing Clintons health issue at a campaign apperance. The AP reported the crowd booed and it is getting picked up as fact all over the planet. IT IS A FLAT OUT LIE! Search your local papers tomorrow morning for the AP wire story on this, or any inhouse stories saying the crowd booed. Then write a letter to the editor for publication pointing out the lie and include in it a URL to the audio.
  • In California, Cheney stumps for GOP candidates, cheers Marines

    07/28/2004 8:28:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 493+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/28/04 | Gillian Flaccus - AP
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Vice President Dick Cheney met both support and opposition during a California trip aimed at rallying for Republican congressional candidates. At a Riverside hotel Tuesday, Cheney cheered on U.S. Senate candidate Bill Jones, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer. He said Jones was in lockstep with President Bush on issues of national security, the economy and tax reform, and portrayed Boxer as being out of touch with Californians. Outside the $1,000 per plate dinner that attracted about 200 people to the Mission Inn, several hundred protesters and Bush supporters faced off on opposite street corners....

    06/30/2004 3:31:18 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 14 replies · 239+ views
    NROTC ^ | 6/30/04 | KJL
    RE: CHENEY BOOED [KJL] I'm getting a number of these: As someone who was at the game last night, it's interesting to notice that the article fails to mention that the Vice President didn't get booed until after most of the fans cheered for him. As a frequent attendee at Yankee games, being a season ticket holder, I can speak from experience when I say that it's far easier to project more sound booing than clapping and cheering, not sure what the acoustical reasons are for this. Needless to say, the majority of the crowd was cheering first. In hindsight,...
  • Beer Belly Myth (drink up!)

    10/12/2003 10:07:06 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 36 replies · 1,274+ views
    BBC ^ | October 12, 2003
    There is no such thing as a "beer belly", according to scientists. Researchers in Britain and the Czech Republic surveyed almost 2,000 Czechs, who are generally regarded as the world's biggest beer drinkers. They found no link between the amount of beer they drink and the size of their stomachs. Writing in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, they said claims people are obese because they drink too much beer are wrong. Beer drinkers Dr Martin Bobak from University College London and colleagues at the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague questioned 891 Czech men and 1,098 women...
  • Caffeine found in Registered's body

    09/23/2003 8:58:31 AM PDT · by Registered · 288 replies · 519+ views
    My tummy ^ | 09.23.03 | Registered
    I think I'll be having another cup. I dedicate this thread to all the coffee drinkers in the forum. Post your favorites below. I am having a freshly ground blend of African Coffee beans. What about you?
  • Recall Vote Notice: Register by Monday, September 22!

    09/06/2003 7:54:25 AM PDT · by risk · 7 replies · 254+ views
    http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm ^ | undated | Secretary of State Kevin Shelley
    The Deadline to Register to Vote In California, the deadline to register to vote for an election is 15 days before each local and statewide election day, so please register early!(Click here for more information on California's 15-day close of registration.)
  • Marines greeted with cheers, white flags

    04/07/2003 1:42:35 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies · 193+ views
    National Post ^ | April 07 2003 | Matthew Fisher
    WITH THE U.S. MARINES ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BAGHDAD - As Saddam Hussein apparently visited bombed areas of his capital yesterday, kissing babies amid a small but cheering crowd, a short drive away in the east of Baghdad U.S. forces were being rapturously received, with not an Iraqi soldier to be seen. The Third Light Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion with which the National Post is embedded, drove all night within 10 kilometres of Baghdad's southern side before jogging laterally. While the Marines travelled north, one of the most concentrated U.S. artillery barrages of the war arched overhead on its way to...
  • Palestinians cheer Saddam

    03/22/2003 1:42:05 AM PST · by chasio649 · 13 replies · 183+ views
    JTA ^ | March,21,2003
    Thousands of Palestinians rallied for Saddam Hussein, urging him to burn Tel Aviv. Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip poured out of mosques Friday carrying pictures of the Iraqi dictator and reviving a 1991 cheer, Our beloved Saddam, hit Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem Post reported. Some Palestinians also rioted Friday after prayers on Jerusalems Temple Mount, forcing Israeli police to fire tear gas.
  • Woody Harrelson says he is tired of "American lies"

    10/17/2002 6:33:34 AM PDT · by tuckrdout · 11 replies · 245+ views
    Guardian Unlimited UK ^ | 10.17.02 | tuckrdout
    The fact is that Saddam Hussein was our boy. The CIA helped him to power, as they did the Shah of Iran and Noriega and Marcos and the Taliban and countless other brutal tyrants. The fact is that George Bush Sr continued to supply nerve gas and technology to Saddam even after he used it on Iran and then the Kurds in Iraq. While the Amnesty International report listing countless Saddam atrocities, including gassing and torturing Kurds, was sitting on his desk, Bush Sr pushed through a $2bn "agricultural" loan and Thatcher gave hundreds of millions in export credit to...
  • Ted Danson will portray a spiritual medium he consulted to try to contact his late father.

    04/22/2002 8:37:02 AM PDT · by Registered · 17 replies · 350+ views
    CNN ^ | 04.22.02 | CNN
    <p>RADNOR, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Ted Danson will portray a spiritual medium he consulted in real life to try to contact his late father.</p> <p>Danson stars as best-selling medium James Van Praagh in the CBS movie "Living with the Dead" on April 28 and 30.</p>