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  • Albino cobra on the loose in Southern California

    09/04/2014 7:02:18 AM PDT · by Pelham · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Sept. 3, 2014 | DOUGLAS MORINO and MARTHA RAMIREZ
    The search for a rare white snake slithering through Thousand Oaks continued Wednesday, two days after the venomous and potentially lethal reptile bit a dog. Animal control officers spent the morning and late afternoon hunting for the monocled albino cobra, which was last seen in a yard in the 1300 block of Rancho Lane in the southern Ventura County suburb. “It’s a little unnerving,” said Thousand Oaks resident Arianne Deeder, 39, who lives in the neighborhood. “I’m keeping an eye out.” Deeder has chickens in a back yard coup and fish in a pond, along with a dog and a...
  • Albino Cobra Loose In Thousand Oaks After Biting Dog

    09/03/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 3, 2014 12:38 PM
    THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA.com) — A poisonous albino monocled cobra was loose in Thousand Oaks after it bit a dog Wednesday morning, officials said. The attack happened late Monday afternoon in the backyard of a home in the 1300 block of Rancho Lane. The dog was taken to a veterinarian and its condition was unknown. The cobra, which was photographed by the dog’s owner, is venomous and very dangerous, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. State Fish and Wildlife and the LA animal services responded to the area in an effort to find the snake....
  • Chef Dies After Spitting Cobra He Was Cooking Bit Him On The Hand

    08/23/2014 10:11:20 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 58 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 23, 2014 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Chef Dies After Spitting Cobra He Was Cooking Bit Him On The Hand - 20 minutes after he had cut its head off WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Dying snake's final act of revenge came as Peng Fan threw its head away Its neurotoxic, flesh-eating venom killed the chef before help could arrive All reptiles can function for up to an hour after having body parts removed Cobras are a delicacy in China and believed to be good for your health By DAMIEN GAYLE 23 August 2014 A chef preparing a dish made from cobra flesh died after the snake bit his...
  • Severed Snake Head Kills Chef Cooking Cobra Soup

    08/23/2014 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 57 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | Aaron Akinyemi
    Chinese chef Peng Fan died after the severed head of a spitting cobra bit him 20 minutes after being cut off A chef cooking a soup dish from cobra flesh died in China after he was bitten by the snake's head – 20 minutes after it was cut off. Peng Fan was preparing the rare Asian delicacy from the Indochinese spitting cobra when the snake's severed head bit him with venom as he was throwing it into the bin, The Mirror reported. Peng died before he could be treated in hospital with life-saving anti-venom, police said. "It is a highly...
  • Drones gain ground in Israel after Cobra helicopters cut

    05/28/2014 8:08:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2014 | Dan Williams
    Move part of budget cuts * More pilotless planes being used in Gaza operations * U.S.-made Apache still in service By Dan Williams TEL AVIV, May 28 (Reuters) - Israel has phased out one of its two types of U.S. attack helicopter in favour of using more drones, military officers have told Reuters, reflecting a need for lighter and cheaper air power to counter Islamist guerrillas on its borders. They said Israel's last squadron of Cobras, built for tank-hunting and eluding surface-to-air missiles, was pulled from service late last year. The decision was previously kept under wraps but disclosed in...
  • Cobra Used in Attempted Murder

    05/15/2014 10:48:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, May 15, 2014
    A 35-year-old man has been arrested in Sri Lanka for attempting to kill another man with a cobra. According to police, the suspect allegedly tied up a man and put him in a plastic barrel with a cobra in a sugarcane plantation in Weveyaya, Sevanagala on May 9. The victim, who was bitten by the cobra, is currently receiving treatment at the Embilipitiya hospital.
  • Saudi Man Finds Cobra in His Bed While Camping

    01/22/2014 11:47:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, January 19, 2014
    It seems the snake spent the night with him in bedA Saudi man who was camping with his family in a valley in the Gulf kingdom woke up in the morning to find a cobra in his bed. “It is a desert cobra. It seems that it spent all the night with me in my bed but it did not make any move that could have alerted me,” Ali Al Omari said. “Thanks God that I was not bitten by this snake which is considered as the most dangerous and poisonous snake in Saudi Arabia,” he told Sada newspaper. He...
  • A Race to the Insurance Company To Secure Coverage After Obamacare Fails

    12/23/2013 3:44:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | December 23, 2013 | Ira Stoll, Special to the Sun
    “Obviously, we screwed it up.” —President Barack Obama, December 20, 2013, discussing health care reform in response to a question at a year-end press conference. This column needs to be finished quickly so I can drive over to the headquarters of a local health insurance company with a premium check and copies of three proofs of state residency. I tried to use the ObamaCare exchange in my state, I really did. I probably spent about seven hours on the site in four or five sessions over the past few months. Theoretically, I’m the sort of person who might benefit from...
  • Vietnam police seize 53 king cobras from car

    04/22/2013 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4-22-2013 | Author unknown
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police say they have seized 53 king cobras from a car in Hanoi and arrested the driver. Officer Dang Van Hanh said Monday the live snakes were taken to a wildlife rescue center near the capital where they treated before being released into the wild.
  • Cobra Special Forces?- national add campaign, actively recruiting!

    02/10/2013 10:35:49 AM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 40 replies
    http://www.cobraspecialforces.com/
  • (Life Imitates Art) Snake on a Plane Forces Emergency Landing

    12/05/2012 7:17:12 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | December 5, 2012 | CNN
    Snake on a plane forces emergency landing (CNN) -- Ninety passengers aboard an Egypt Air flight from Cairo to Kuwait could have used actor Samuel L. Jackson this week after a snake reportedly bit a Jordanian man who smuggled the reptile onboard. Jackson's character in the movie "Snakes on a Plane" tries to figure out how to save the aircraft after crates of hyped-up serpents started killing the cast. There wasn't quite that kind of drama on Monday, but the incident forced the pilot to make an emergency landing in the Egyptian resort town of Al Ghardaqa on the Red...
  • Cobra Bites Farmer. Farmer Bites Cobra Back. Cobra Dies ... Farmer Lives. (Nepal)

    08/23/2012 7:19:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 23, 2012 | Gopal Sharma
    Nepali man bites snake to death in revenge attack KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Nepali man who was bitten by a cobra snake bit it back and killed the reptile in a tit-for-tat attack, a newspaper said on Thursday. Nepali daily Annapurna Post said Mohamed Salmo Miya chased the snake, which bit him in his rice paddy on Tuesday, caught it and bit it until it died. "I could have killed it with a stick but bit it with my teeth instead because I was angry," the 55-year-old Miya, who lives in a village some 200 km (125 miles) southeast of...
  • Woman Bitten by Cobra at Miccosukee: Officials

    05/13/2012 2:29:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sunday, May 13, 201
    Professional snake handler was rushed to the hospital and give anti-venom after being bitten, official saidA professional snake handler was bitten by a three-foot long Indian cobra during a show in Hollywood on Saturday , officials with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said. The 24-year-old woman was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital after she was having respiratory problems, officials said. She had been performing at the Miccosukee Indian Facility when she was bitten, authorities said. The Venom Response Team gave the woman five vials of anti-venom to decrease her symptoms, a report said. Authorities on Sunday said the victim was fine...
  • 7 Marines Killed After Helicopters Collide Near Arizona-California Border

    02/23/2012 9:33:22 AM PST · by USMCWife6869 · 8 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 23, 2012 | Jim Miklaszewski & Courtney Kube
    Seven Marines died when their helicopter collided in midair Wednesday night...
  • Marines Killed in Helicopter Collision

    02/23/2012 6:46:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies · 1+ views
    NBC SanDiego ^ | FEB 23, 2012 | By R. Stickney
    Marines Killed in Helicopter Collision The Cobra and Huey helicopters were conducting a training exercise at the time of the crash according to defense officials By R. Stickney | Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 | Updated 6:13 AM PST Seven U.S. Marines died when two helicopters collided last night near Yuma, Arizona. Defense officials said the Marines were from the 3rd Marine Airwing based at MCAS Miramar near San Diego. There were no survivors. The cause of the crash is under investigation. The identities of the seven killed have not been released pending formal notification of next of kin. Check back...
  • 7 Marines Confirmed Killed in Collision of 2 Helicopters North of Yuma, Ariz., During Training

    02/23/2012 6:31:01 AM PST · by don-o · 26 replies
    abc via ap ^ | February 23, 2012
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  • The Man Who Married the Goat (And Reflections on the Meaning of Marriage)

    09/20/2011 10:59:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2011 | Michael Brown
    A few days ago, I received an email from a friend entitled “Interesting Marriages,” containing four links. The first link told the 2007 story of a Sudanese man who was caught copulating with a goat. Since the Sudanese tribal custom requires that a man must marry a woman whom he sexually violated (in order to preserve her family’s honor), the village leaders decided to publicly embarrass the man who had violated the goat, forcing him to pay a dowry to the goat’s owner before “marrying” the goat. The story, which was first reported in a light-hearted way on the website...
  • Subsidy for COBRA health coverage to expire today (part of porkulus)

    09/01/2011 5:03:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | 8/31/11 | PHIL GALEWITZ
    Subsidy for COBRA health coverage to expire todayBy PHIL GALEWITZ Kaiser Health News Wednesday, August 31, 2011 WASHINGTON – One of the key consumer benefits of the federal stimulus package – subsidies to help laid-off workers continue their health care coverage – draws to a close today, raising concerns about how the unemployed will cover those expenses. It’s a dilemma that Holly Jespersen knows firsthand. She lost her job twice in the past two years – both times losing her employer-paid health insurance. But the second time, she paid about $350 a month more for insurance than she had the...
  • The Real Problem With Marcus Bachmann (wives submissive to husbands)

    07/09/2011 11:57:17 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 63 replies
    Slate ^ | Tuesday, Jul. 5, 2011, at 11:31 AM EDT | Amanda Marcotte
    ...In a speech at a mega-church in the Minneapolis area back in 2006, Michele Bachmann explained her decision to pursue tax law. It wasn't her choice, exactly. God had already told her to go to law school; God had also told her to marry a fellow named Marcus Bachmann. Now Marcus told her "to go and get a post-doctorate degree in tax law." This was not a particular desire of Michele's ("Tax law? I hate taxes!"), but she was certain God was speaking through her husband. "Why should I go and do something like that?" she recalled thinking. "But the...
  • Cleaning the cobra pit

    04/10/2011 6:46:16 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/28/2011
    This guy was just cleaning out the cobra pit. He yanked them out of their napping spots and tossed them aside so he could sweep up their poop, dried skin and eggs!
  • Bronx Zoo deadly escaped Egyptian Cobra is found alive after 6 days on the lam

    03/31/2011 3:34:38 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 62 replies
    The NY Daily News ^ | March 31st 2011 | Barry Paddock
    Snakes alive! - the cobra has been found. The Bronx Zoo's escaped snake was snared in the House of Reptiles on Thursday, six days after she slithered out of her enclosure. "We found our snake and we're very happy," Jim Breheny, the zoo's director, told the Daily News. The fanged fugitive was spotted coiled in a corner around 9 a.m., during one of three daily sweeps by a half-dozen zoo workers. Using special tongs and hooks, they easily apprehended the deadly Egyptian cobra, which is now under observation. "We knew it was going to be a game of patience. We...
  • .Bronx Zoo cobra found in its reptile house

    03/31/2011 5:47:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 3/31/11 | CRISTIAN SALAZAR
    A highly venomous Egyptian cobra that went missing at the Bronx Zoo was found Thursday after nearly a week on the lam in the reptile house, zoo officials said. The approximately 24-inch snake was found coiled in a dark corner of the reptile house, about 200 feet from where it had escaped from a holding cage outside the exhibit into a space described by officials as a labyrinth of pipes and equipment.
  • Zoo's Deadly Missing Cobra Tweeting Her Whereabouts

    03/29/2011 5:07:38 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/29/2011 | Fox News
    NEW YORK – A poisonous Egyptian cobra that escaped from her enclosure at the Bronx Zoo was Monday taking in the sights of New York City -- if her Twitter account was to be trusted. Pranksters have seized upon the tale of the 20-inch-long (50cm) snake that escaped from her enclosure at the reptile house on Friday and has not been seen since, and have set up an @BronxZoosCobra Twitter account.
  • Officials Hunt Deadly Egyptian Cobra on Loose at Bronx Zoo

    03/28/2011 12:09:59 PM PDT · by Immerito · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2011 | Unknown
    It's deadly, and it's out there, waiting. That might sound like the trailer for a campy monster flick, but it's a real concern at New York's Bronx Zoo, where officials and staff are scrambling to find a deadly Egyptian cobra that slithered away from its home last Friday and hasn't been seen since. The zoo's Reptile House remained closed Monday as a precaution while workers searched for the runaway reptile, a zoo spokeswoman confirmed to FoxNews.com. While the roughly 20-inch-long Egyptian cobra -- armed with a massive dose of lethal venom that it injects into its victims -- has been...
  • Unemployment Benefits

    01/22/2011 10:41:37 AM PST · by bboop · 15 replies · 1+ views
    self ^ | 1.22.11 | self
    Anyone up to date on unemployment benefits? My husband is about to be laid off (California). He is reading the State page (lots of luck) but I am just looking for the quick and dirty. How much? How long? How much hassle?
  • CUTAWAY: AH-1Z Viper enters production as substantially new aircraft

    12/17/2010 9:41:15 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies · 1+ views
    CUTAWAY: AH-1Z Viper enters production as substantially new aircraft By Initially envisioned as an effort to modernise the drive train of the US Marine Corps' (USMC) veteran fleet of Bell AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters, the AH-1Z Viper has essentially evolved into a new aircraft. The helicopter, which was developed alongside its close cousin, the UH-1Y, is a significant technological leap over its predecessor. The new airframe offers increased aerodynamic performance and exponentially more sophisticated avionics. The service hopes to procure some 226 AH-1Zs, including 58 new-build airframes and 168 machines remanufactured from the AH-1W. For the USMC, the appeal of...
  • Mongoose Fighting a King Cobra (Video)

    11/10/2010 8:15:48 AM PST · by Amos McCoy · 20 replies
    Gate ^ | 11/10/10 | ???
    Mongoose will kill cobras more often then cobras will kill mongoose. The mongoose are born snake killers and are part of their prey species. They have extremely fast reflexes and are very intelligent, and know how to use the snakes weaknesses against it. They keep their eyes completely on the snake and watch its movements and can almost calculate exactly when the snake will strike. Also mustelids like the mongoose seem to have some kind of resistance to snake venom. So even if the snake managed to strike the mongoose say in the leg I doubt it would kill it....
  • WBHO and WBHO FM in the Nation's Capital (Obama lies about health insurers)

    03/08/2010 6:26:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 109+ views
    American Spectator ^ | January 8, 2010 | Daniel Oliver
    It may not be news that politicians dissemble. But that's no reason not to care about what a president says. Let us, therefore, unpack last Saturday's presidential radio address. President Obama said he had met with some of the insurance companies two days earlier and said that "they couldn't give me a straight answer as to why they keep arbitrarily and massively raising premiums -- by as much as 60 percent in states like Illinois." Sixty percent! Could that be true? Actually it's not (see below), but let us examine the president's rhetoric first, because a clever rhetorician can, sometimes,...
  • Pit Bull saves 2 women from deadly cobra,dies wagging his tail

    02/12/2010 7:49:36 PM PST · by Porterville · 52 replies · 1,604+ views
    Dogs in the News ^ | Mar 1, 2007 | BARANGAY LAPASAN
    GOOD DOG DOWN Four-year-old "Chief", an American Pit Bull Terrier, dashed in front of a venomous snake which was poised to strike at 87-year-old Liberata la Victoria and her granddaughter Maria Victoria. Shielding the women from the attack, Chief saved them but died minutes later from the snake's bite. (Photo: Marc Sabelita) The children in the Fronteras household refer to their dog as "kuya" ("big brother"), and he certainly proved it on the day he sacrificed his life to protect the family. On Monday, Feb. 12 at around 2 p.m., "Chief", an American Pit Bull Terrier, rescued Liberata la Victoria,...
  • The New $100 Billion Retroactive Tax On Business: Cobra

    01/08/2010 8:21:28 AM PST · by GilGil · 18 replies · 1,424+ views
    Employee Benefits Legal Blog ^ | 02/17/09 | Keith McMurdy
    Mr. Obama has just approved a new retroactive tax on business back to September 2008. This tax amounts to at least an extra $100 billion. In order to pay this retroactive tax employers will have to lay off more people to pay for it. Do you get the impression these people absolutely do not have our best interests in mind?
  • Klobuchar, Franken want Senate to extend jobless, COBRA benefits

    12/09/2009 2:44:17 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies · 462+ views
    Minnpost.com ^ | 12-8-09 | Derek Wallbank
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken today urged the Senate to pass an extension of unemployment and COBRA benefits before the end of the year, citing the 10 percent unemployment rate and the annual rise in heating bills coming this winter. The Minnesota Democrats joined 22 other senators who signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, asking for a vote on the issue by Dec. 31. A 65 percent subsidy of premium costs for those with COBRA benefits, authorized by the stimulus bill, is set to expire at the end of the year.
  • Ex-LA Times journalists feel less secure, face health problems

    12/02/2009 1:54:42 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 13 replies · 825+ views
    The Journalism Shop.com ^ | December 2, 2009 | Brett Levy
    Nearly three-quarters of former Los Angeles Times journalists feel less secure about their lives since parting the struggling Tribune Company, a recent informal survey has found. Some of the journalists also reported increased health problems, concern over long-term health insurance and heavy reliance on their spouses’ incomes. The poll was conducted among former Los Angeles Times journalists who are members of a support message group. Seventy-five out of 124 members responded. Despite the loss of security, several journalists were happy to escape the pressures of working for the newspaper and the constant threat of layoffs. “I really could not have...
  • Losing your 65% COBRA subsidy (Thousands begin to lose discount on premiums in as little as 10 days)

    11/20/2009 6:03:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1,175+ views
    Money.CNN ^ | 11/19/09
    Losing your 65% COBRA subsidyThe government discount only lasts 9 months and it may not be extended. Here's some health insurance options. November 19, 2009: 11:17 AM ET NEW YORK (CNN) -- Thousands of people will begin to lose a major discount on their COBRA health care premiums in as little as 10 days. Here's what you can do: 1. What's happening First, let's briefly go over what COBRA is. It's a health care plan that allows you to continue group health care coverage after you've been laid off. Back in February, the government provided a 65% subsidy for COBRA...
  • Win TWO Shelby Cobras and Support the Healing Heroes Network

    11/06/2009 8:27:25 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 13 replies · 725+ views
    Healing Heroes Network ^ | 11/6/2009 | frankenMonkey
    This duo is being raffled off to raise funds for the Healing Heroes Network, a charity that benefits injured Veterans. So buying a ticket or 10 is a chance to win these fantastic Shelbys, and support a worthy cause. The 1967 example is a verified Shelby original, number 3139 in the Shelby Registry. The 2010 GT is a one-of-a-kind special edition done up in the same Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes as the old-timer. It has been dubbed the Patriot Edition and features a host of aftermarket changes that make it more closely match its ancestor.If you'd like...
  • 9 missing after collision of Coast Guard C-130 and Marine Cobra helicopter

    10/29/2009 10:22:08 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 104 replies · 7,102+ views
    BreakingNews via Twitter | Oct 30, 2009 | BreakingNews via Twitter
    BreakingNews San Diego media: 9 missing after collision of Coast Guard C-130 and Marine Cobra helicopter off the SD coast. BNO News working to confirm.
  • Larry Ellison's all billet aluminum Cobra

    10/20/2009 5:09:26 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 39 replies · 2,070+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | 10/20/2008 | Ben Wojdyla
    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison commissioned the fabricators at Kirkham Motorsports to build the ultimate, cost-is-no-object roadster. After years of labor, they've completed the all-billet aluminum Cobra. Click "more" to see them build one of the most spectacular custom cars ever.
  • Charles Johnson Now So Anti-Racist He's Denouncing Fake Racist Quotes

    10/14/2009 7:49:40 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 42 replies · 2,066+ views
    Charles Johnson Now So Anti-Racist He's Denouncing Fake Racist Quotes Charles Johnson was against fake but accurate before he was for it. No link for the idiot. I'll just quote him. From a thread: Top 10 Rush Limbaugh Racist Quotes. All out of context, and sarcasm. Right? That link I've left in provides a flurry of extremely dubious Limbaugh "quotes" -- and not a single link or citation. Including the ones created wholesale by noted scholar "zedladdy" and spread by no lesser authority than "cobra." Given that "zedladdy" and "cobra" previously invented own quotes, spread them around, and then uploaded...
  • How last week's extraordinary Special Forces mission to rescue... reporter unfolded

    09/12/2009 4:54:16 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies · 520+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12th September 2009 | Richard Kemp
    British journalist Stephen Farrell owes his life to a remarkable rescue by Special Forces in Afghanistan – organised last week by Cobra, the crisis committee that sits in Cabinet Office Briefing Room A. ..... Farrell was a great prize: a British journalist working for an American paper. His death would have been drawn out, probably preceded by a drip feed of videos in which he pleaded for Nato withdrawal from Afghanistan in exchange for his life. ..... But in every volatile and dangerous kidnap situation Cobra will look for a Special Forces rescue option as an alternative to negotiations. ........
  • G.I. Joe Director: This is Not a George Bush Movie

    08/03/2009 7:20:57 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 150 replies · 4,320+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 08/03/09
    LOS ANGELES--The director of the new movie "G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra" thinks President Obama is "a Real American hero," but apparently wants Republicans to stay home..... When it comes to selling "G.I. Joe" outside the U.S., the message is "this is not a George Bush movie -- it's an Obama world," director Stephen Sommers said. "Right from the writing stage we said to ourselves, this can't be about beefy guys on steroids who all met each other in the Vietnam War, but an elite organization that's made up of the best of the best from around the world."...
  • Marine Cobra helicopter crash kills two in East County

    05/06/2009 7:28:04 PM PDT · by pfflier · 16 replies · 858+ views
    A Miramar based AH-1 Cobra went down near Pine Valley, between San Diego and El Centro. Both crewmembers have died. Recovery is hampered by exploding ordnance and the remote terrain.
  • Businesses Will Have to Pay for Cobra Premiums

    03/02/2009 7:07:47 PM PST · by Tweeker · 17 replies · 1,409+ views
    The IRS is in the process of working how just how the Federal Government will pay for 65% of an unemployed person's COBRA per Obama's policy. Well - the Federal Government won't be paying for this up front. The previous employer must collect the 35% of the premium from the employee and come up with the 65% for the balance of the premium. Then when the employer has proof that the premiums have been paid in full he can list them on the Quarterly Federal Tax Form (presently 941). Then he can request the Cobra payments to be applied toward...
  • Remarks by the President on the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget

    02/27/2009 3:19:30 AM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 578+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | Thursday, February 26th, 2009 at 10:43 am | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-on-the-Fiscal-Year-2010-Budget/ THE BRIEFING ROOM Thursday, February 26th, 2009 at 10:43 am Remarks by the President on the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE FISCAL YEAR 2010 BUDGET Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 350 February 26, 2009 9:55 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Before I begin, I have some good news to report. Starting today, the recently unemployed will benefit from a COBRA subsidy that will make health care affordable. At a time when health care is too often too expensive for the unemployed, this critical step will help...
  • Health care reform shaping up to be as divisive as stimulus package

    02/16/2009 6:35:21 AM PST · by xcamel · 10 replies · 950+ views
    Bizjournals ^ | Feb 13/16 | Kent Hoover Washington Bureau Chief
    Health care reform is still on the agenda this year in Congress, despite the departure of President Barack Obama’s point man on the issue. {snip} COBRA could be deadly The House-Senate negotiations over the economic stimulus package could be an early indicator of how businesses will fare in health care reform. Business groups lobbied against including a House provision that would allow former employees who are 55 or older, or who have been with a company for 10 years, to receive health coverage through COBRA until they are eligible for Medicare at 65 or get coverage through another employer. The...
  • New Insurance Options for Workers Laid Off

    01/27/2009 7:42:55 PM PST · by Libertarian444 · 16 replies · 926+ views
    New York Times ^ | 28 JAN 2009 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The stimulus bill working its way through Congress is not just a package of spending increases and tax cuts intended to jolt the nation out of recession. For Democrats, it is also a tool for rewriting the social contract with the poor, the uninsured and the unemployed, in ways they have long yearned to do. With little notice and no public hearings, House Democrats would create a temporary new entitlement allowing workers getting unemployment checks to qualify for Medicaid, the health program for low-income people. Spouses and children could also receive benefits, no matter how much money the...
  • Woman Without Fear: William Manix's account of Grace Wiley

    11/30/2008 12:14:40 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 5 replies · 958+ views
    CMS.ACS.ac ^ | Unknown | William Manix
    Woman Without Fear By Daniel Mannix I FIRST heard of Grace Wiley when Dr. William Mann, former direc­tor of the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., banded me a picture of a tiny woman with a gigantic king cobra draped over her shoulders like a garden hose. The snake had partly spread his hood and was looking in­tently into the camera while his mis­tress stroked his head to quiet him. Dr. Mann told me: “Grace lives in a little house full of poisonous snakes, imported from all over the world. She lets them wander around like eats. There’s been more...
  • Pentagon approves Cobra helicopters for Pakistan

    09/27/2008 11:23:10 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 583+ views
    Dawn.net (Islamabad) ^ | September 28, 2008 | Anwar Iqbal
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON: The US Department of Defense has approved the sale of an unspecified number of Cobra helcopters to Pakistan. The choppers are refurbished AH-1F Cobra class helicopters with associated equipment. The Pentagon said the refurbishment would help Pakistan in its efforts to defeat Taliban and al Qaeda fighters in its tribal areas, used allegedly as bases to launch attacks against US troops in Afghanistan, and to conduct counterterrorism missions. ~ snip ~
  • Deadly Snake Still Missing In Onslow County

    05/25/2008 11:59:28 AM PDT · by girlangler · 22 replies · 571+ views
    WITN TV ^ | 5/25/08 | report
    UPDATE: Deadly Snake Still Missing In Onslow County Save Email Print Deadly Snakes On The Loose Deadly Snakes Still Missing There has been no progress toward catching the deadly snake that's on the loose in Onslow County. A resident on Mill Farms Road, that's off Piney Green Road, saw a Monocled Cobra under her back deck earlier this week. Officials said they believed the snake was released by a group trying to raise awareness in making it illegal for people to own exotic animals. But the public relations director for the Animal Protection Institute says her organization had nothing to...
  • Vote Cobra Commander '08

    05/24/2008 7:28:17 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 9 replies · 85+ views
    You Tube ^ | 5/24/08 | tommyj666the2nd
    Cobra Commander continues his campaign including his plan to kidnap Democratic superdelegates.
  • Snakes alive! King cobra reported in Cumberland woods ( N.C. )

    05/19/2008 10:32:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies · 5,226+ views
    WRAL ^ | May. 19 , 2008
    Vernon Byrd was on an all-terrain vehicle in a field off Johnson Road last Tuesday when he said an 8-foot-long snake reared up beside him – and the serpent's head was about shoulder high to him. "I caught something out of my eye, and this snake comes up beside me and looked at me," Byrd said. "I've seen every kind of snake in this part of the country, but I've never seen a snake like this." He called Freddie Mims, a licensed wildlife rescue agent, who said the description of the snake sounded like a king cobra, the world's largest...
  • World's largest spitting cobra species found in Kenya: study (Naja Ashei species)

    12/07/2007 5:23:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,285+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/07 | Bogonko Bosire
    NAIROBI (AFP) - A new giant species of spitting cobra -- about 2.6 metres long and with enough venom to kill up to 20 people in one bite -- has been discovered in Kenya, a study said Friday. The large brown spitting cobra, initially included under the black-necked spitting cobra species, was discovered at a snake farm in June 2004, but confirmed as a separate species this year. The black-necked species grows to a maximum two metres, with an average of 1.5 metres, scientists said, making the new species the largest in the world. The new Naja Ashei species, named...