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  • Cocaine-filled coconuts shipped through Port Everglades

    05/01/2013 6:57:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 30, 2013 | Paula McMahon
    Customs agents thought something didn't seem right with the coconuts that arrived at Port Everglades. When they looked closer, they found 90 of them were hollowed out and stuffed with pounds of cocaine. The routine inspection of a container of produce shipped from the Dominican Republic to Fort Lauderdale turned up bags that were missing labels. Federal agents put tracking devices into some of the fruit and let them be delivered to a produce-importing business in Miami, leading investigators to two men who unloaded and separated out the suspicious bags and a third man who took them to his home.
  • OBAMA TELLS 60 MINS: IT'S NOT POLICIES THAT WERE REJECTED, IT WAS FAILED COMMUNICATION SKILLS...

    11/05/2010 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 79 replies
    DRUDGE ^ | November 5, 2010 | Steve Kroft
    NEW YORK (CBS) — After a suffering a “shellacking” in the midterm elections, President Obama acknowledges what many have seen as his chief weakness – failing to sell the importance of several legislative milestones to the American people. “I think that’s a fair argument.
  • Coconuts removed from trees for Obama’s India trip

    11/05/2010 8:08:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Nutty News ^ | 11/4/2010 | Staff
    India is preparing for Barack Obama's first visit to the country by removing coconuts from palm trees in Mumbai to protect the US president. Mr Obama will visit India, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and China on the 10-day tour. Photo: WHITE HOUSE Mr Obama will arrive in India on Saturday for the first leg of an Asian tour. But as well as the usual security measures that come with welcoming a a visiting dignitary, Indian authorities have decided to go one step further, by removing all natural threats to the president as well. Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during...
  • Coconuts removed from trees in preparation for Barack Obama's India trip

    11/04/2010 7:15:08 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 41 replies · 1+ views
    telegraph ^ | Published: 7:00AM GMT 04 Nov 2010
    (no, this is NOT an Onion article) Mr Obama will arrive in India on Saturday for the first leg of an Asian tour. But as well as the usual security measures that come with welcoming a a visiting dignitary, Indian authorities have decided to go one step further, by removing all natural threats to the president as well. All coconuts around the city's Gandhi museum, one of Mr Obama's stops in the city, are being taken down. Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his freedom struggle against the British, is among five places the US president is visiting in...
  • Democrats removed from ledges in preparation for Obama’s Capitol Hill visit

    11/04/2010 8:40:01 AM PDT · by Bumpus2 · 4 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 11/4 | Blind Blueberry
    From the BBC: Nov. 5, Washington, D.C. – Capitol Hill police are preparing for Barack Obama’s first post-election visit to the Hill by removing Democrat congressmen from ledges and open windows to protect the US president. Mr Obama will arrive at Capitol Hill on Friday. But as well as the usual security measures that come with welcoming a visiting dignitary, police authorities have decided to go one step further, by removing all natural threats to the president as well. All Democrats around the House office buildings, one of Mr Obama’s stops on the Hill, are being taken down.
  • Coconuts removed in India ahead of Obama visit

    11/03/2010 2:19:28 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 90 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/03/2010 | Prachi Pinglay
    Officials in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) have taken extraordinary measures to protect US President Barack Obama ahead of his visit. In their effort to provide maximum security in the run-up to his visit on Friday, they have removed coconuts which may fall on his head from trees. All coconuts around the city's Gandhi museum have now been cut down, an official told the BBC. Every year in India people are injured or even killed by falling coconuts. 'Why take a chance?' Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his freedom struggle against the British, is among five places...
  • Video: Donny Deutsch calls Marco Rubio a “coconut”;

    Such is my ignorance of this particular slur that I didn’t grasp the outrage when I first watched the clip. I took “coconut” to be some sort of archaic Three-Stooges-esque putdown, like “dimbulb” or “numbskull.” Turns out that the boss emeritus has been dealing with it for decades, just as black conservatives have had to deal with the “Oreo” nonsense. A review of the transcript at Newsbusters makes me think, yeah, that’s exactly how Deutsch intended it:
  • Saddam Talks -- Secrets Revealed

    12/16/2003 7:55:53 AM PST · by gcruse · 87+ views
    The Owner's Manual ^ | December 16, 2004 | Gcruse
    Saddam reveals how he did it. He said, "Sad-dam, won't you tell us how'd you hide?"  We Say, "Sad-dam, how'd you get down in your spide-y Hole? Sad-dam, won't to tell us where's the WMD-ee-ee-ee?" You put the rug on the styrofoam and put it on your head. You put the rug on the styrofoam and ease it into place. You put the rug on the styrofoam and call me in the moe-ooh-woe-ooh-orning. You put the rockets in the Baaka and you shoot 'em all up. You put malaria in Syria and hide from the spies. You dig the Migs...
  • What happened here?

    08/22/2002 12:48:41 PM PDT · by manofsteelbeams · 90 replies · 816+ views
    08/22/2002 | ManofSteelBeams