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  • Cow Born with 3 Eyes in Tamil Nadu Worshipped as Shiva's Incarnation

    09/17/2014 9:26:52 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 34 replies
    ibtimes ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mangala Dilip
    Animals, especially cows, have been traditionally considered sacred in the Hindu culture and have symbolic significance as the vehicle of gods. They are believed to have great connection with the gods and occupy great importance in Indian myths, with some temples devoted just for their worship. Cows have always remained at the top of the holy animal hierarchy and are respected as "Go matha" or mother cow, who fulfills all the needs of her children; a gift of the gods. 'Gopujas' are also performed in various parts of India during festival seasons to worship cows. Recently, with an additional eye...
  • Jurassic Farm: Can we bring prehistoric bovines back from extinction?

    09/10/2014 1:40:01 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    modernfarmer.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | By Kristan Lawson
    The 21st-century back-to-the-farm movement stems from our yearning to escape the artificiality of modern urban life. Yet the domesticated plants and animals now found in most gardens and farms are themselves artificial, the results of extensive human meddling, cross-breeding and genetic manipulation. Mankind began engineering what we now call “farm animals,” including cattle, all the way back in the Neolithic period, between 10,000 and 5,000 B.C. Try as you might, you won’t find an untamed Jersey cow that originated naturally in the wild, because no such thing exists — just like there’s no such thing as a wild labradoodle. Cattle...
  • Police kill charging cow who sent officer airborne

    07/09/2014 9:29:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 07/08/2014
    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- Police in Mount Vernon, Washington, killed an agitated Angus cow that rampaged through town, tossing a police officer into the air and tap-dancing on a patrol car. The Skagit Valley Herald reports (http://is.gd/dm29HB) that police spokeswoman Shannon Haigh says the cow apparently escaped from a farm outside the city limits. It was first reported in a Wal-Mart parking lot last Friday.
  • Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" KDE is out!

    06/23/2014 4:35:56 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 102 replies
    http://forums.linuxmint.com/index.php ^ | Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:08 am | Clem
    Mint KDE 17 is finally released!
  • Australian Wild Pig Drinks 18 Beers, Gets in Fight with Cow

    09/17/2013 8:50:03 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 16 replies
    Nature World News ^ | Sep 14, 2013 | James A. Foley
    A feral pig ransacked a campsite and drank at least 18 cans cans of beer before getting into an altercation with a cow in Australia. The incident, which happened in a remote area of Western Australia at the DeGray River rest area, prompted officials to warn campers to keep their food and alcohol secure. The wild pig was seen around the campsite for several days last week, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported, citing officials who said the animal got into multiple six-packs of beer over the course of a few days. Fionna Findley, from the government highway division Main...
  • Pig drinks 18 beers, attempts to fight cow before passing out

    09/09/2013 6:47:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9-9-2013 | Sarah Hofmann
    A wild boar in Australia caused a ruckus in a campsite when the swine stole and drank 18 beers from a camper. The pig then got the drunk munchies and rooted around various campsites for food, the Metro reports. The pig apparently then decided to pick a fight with a nearby cow, however the fight didn’t turn out the way he probably imagined it would. A camper said, “There were some other people camped right on the river and they saw him being chased around their vehicle by a cow.” Authorities searched for the boar only to find him passed...
  • Brazilian man dies after cow falls through his roof on top of him (genuine news)

    07/13/2013 6:53:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 13, 2013 | Matt Roper
    Joao Maria de Souza, 45, had been in bed with his wife Leni when the animal fell through the ceiling of their home in Caratinga, southeast Brazil. The cow is believed to have escaped from a nearby farm and climbed onto the roof of the couple's house, which backs onto a steep hill on Wednesday night. The corrugated roof immediately gave way and the one-and-a-half-ton animal fell eight feet onto Mr de Souza's side of the bed. His wife, and the cow, both reportedly escaped unharmed. Rescuers took Mr de Souza to hospital with a fractured left leg but no...
  • Chick-fil-A: Cow Appreciation Day®

    07/12/2013 11:12:49 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 14 replies
    Join us today at your favorite Chick-fil-A Restaurant! Today is the day when black and white spots, cow bells and furry ears will be appropriate attire at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the nation. In celebration of Cow Appreciation Day, Chick-fil-A will award a FREE Meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who comes to one of our 1,700+ restaurants fully dressed as a cow.
  • If You Know How a Cow Feels, Will You Eat Less Meat?

    07/12/2013 7:29:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 07/11/2013 | By Anne C. Mulkern and ClimateWire
    STANFORD, Calif. -- Inside a lab on the Stanford University campus here, students experienced what it might feel like to be a cow. They donned a virtual reality helmet and walked on hands and feet while in a virtual mirror they saw themselves as bovine. As the animal was jabbed with an electrical prod, a lab worker poked a volunteer's side with a sticklike device. The ground shook to simulate the prod's vibrations. The cow at the end was led toward a slaughterhouse. Participants then recorded what they ate for the next week. The study sought to uncover whether temporarily...
  • NC protesters risk arrest to highlight concerns about GOP (Leftist RATS have a cow)

    05/11/2013 6:19:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    News Observer ^ | 5/10/13 | Anne Blythe
    RALEIGH — The historians, doctors, preachers, lawyers, raging grannies, students and others gathered around the second-floor fountain inside the Legislative Building and belted out “This Little Light of Mine” and other songs. They were diverse in age and backgrounds but united in voice as part of a protest movement gaining numbers in recent weeks. In the four months since North Carolina Republicans took control of both General Assembly chambers and the governor’s mansion, the lawmakers have proposed rapid and sweeping change to the state’s electoral processes, health care policies, welfare management and publicly-funded education systems. The Republicans, some who emerged...
  • Loudmouthed Latino Demonstrators Cow American-Owned Hotel

    02/16/2013 5:10:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    This week some “Latinos” in Florida detected an “ethnic slur” on the wall of the ritzy South Beach Hotel W’s lounge. Within minutes all hell broke loose. A few stormed over to the manager and DEMANDED it be taken down, promptly and ceremoniously! The rest got on their BlackBerrys and iPhones to “burn up the wires.” Word spread throughout this tightly-knit “Latino community” and soon the hotel was blitzed with scathing e-mails, phone calls and tweets. This “Latino” groups powerful “Latina” Congressperson even jumped into the fray, firing off a letter to the Hotel owners, denouncing the “insensitivity” of the...
  • Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Party Member Mahmoud Khalil: Americans Are Cows, Not Cowboys

    12/22/2012 4:47:47 AM PST · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 21, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Obama's brothers in Egypt: "Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Party Member Mahmoud Khalil: Americans Are Cows, Not Cowboys; 'America Will Disintegrate' Jews Control World’s Gold" MEMRI Following are excerpts from an interview with Mahmoud Khalil, a member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, which aired on Al-Nas TV on September 11, 2012. Click here to view this clip on MEMRI TV. Mahmoud Khalil: "Your regular American is not such a great intellectual as we imagine him to be." Interviewer: "He is not interested in politics..." Mahmoud Khalil: He has a huge body. Eats like a pig. He is like...
  • Doug Thompson, founder of Capital Hill Blue, in critical condition

    11/11/2012 5:00:35 PM PST · by AppyPappy · 28 replies
    Doug Thompson, who many of us old-timers remember from the Clinton years, is in critical condition after hitting a cow while Doug was riding his motorcycle. Doug was a player in the anti-Clinton campaign with his website Capital Hill Blue. CHB was frequently cited on FreeRepublic during those years. He has since become a big broken-glass Democrat and retired to Floyd County to pursue photography.
  • Spooked cow tramples to death Palestinian trying to slaughter it for Muslim feast

    10/27/2012 11:24:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 34 replies
    fox ^ | 10-27-12
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – A spooked cow killed a Palestinian man who was trying to slaughter the beast on Saturday during the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, a Gaza health official said. Muslims around the world slaughter sheep, cows and goats, during the four-day holiday that began Friday, giving away much of the meat to the poor. The Muslim holiday commemorates the sacrifice by the Prophet Ibrahim, known to Christians and Jews as Abraham. But accidents are common as people frequently buy animals to slaughter themselves instead of paying professional butchers. The festive atmosphere at the site of the...
  • Harry Reid's Cow and Joe Biden's Parrot

    08/16/2012 7:15:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    A week passes, and thus far, the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has yet to tell us whether he is or is not having sexual relations with a cow. As was reported in this column last week, based on sources in the field, Reid has been involved with the cow for at least three months, possibly more. My sources cannot be identified for obvious reasons. Even The New York Times would not reveal their identities. The story is that hot. It is, of course, possible that the relationship is purely platonic. On the other hand, possibly Reid is more involved...
  • (US Forest Service Standard Procedure) Yes, There Is a Right Way to Blow Up an Animal Carcass

    04/18/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 18, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Yes, there is a right way to blow up an animal carcass This, according to the US Forest Service document entitled "Obliterating Animal Carcasses with Explosives," is the right way. See those rectangles? Those represent sticks of dynamite. Their placement demonstrates how they should be positioned in order to achieve what the document calls "total obliteration." Pro-tip: The diagram up top illustrates how to explode a carcass when it needs to be eliminated quickly and absolutely. Under less urgent circumstances, the explosive placement illustrated below (corresponding to "partial obliteration") should suffice. Pro-tip #2: In some cases, it is probably best...
  • Yvonne the Runaway Cow Who Became a German Media

    04/15/2012 8:57:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Apr 12
    sensation last summer will be charging onto the silver screen when she stars in her very own feature film – “Cow on the Run”. Bulls deployed to catch runaway cow - Society (13 Aug 11) The Bavarian bovine escaped in May 2011 when she was being shipped from Austria to Bavaria. She fought her way through an electric fence and slipped into the woods. A wild cow-chase ensued before she was caught in August. Now Yvonne is to be the star of her very own €30 million feature film, set for release in 2014. Yet the question of who will...
  • China: Cows Grazing on Garbage Dump (its beef tastes sour)

    11/09/2011 1:36:06 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/09/11
    Cows Grazing on Garbage Dump In Changsha, Hunan It has been going on for quite a while. Some of them have been already slaughtered and sold at the market. Reportedly, it tastes little sour, according to some local.
  • Nat'l Organization for Women: Biden’s rape argument is legitimate

    10/21/2011 6:01:48 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2011 | Caroline May
    Vice President Joe Biden has been steadfast in his claim that if the president’s American Jobs Act does not pass, “rape will continue to rise.” Some have questioned Biden for invoking rape to push legislation, but the National Organization for Women is not among them. After one version of Obama’s jobs bill failed to overcome a Senate filibuster last week, the administration has been working to paint Republicans as the ones to blame, and Biden has done so forcefully. “Well let me tell you, it’s not temporary when that 911 call comes in and a woman’s being raped if a...
  • 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...
  • Cow escapes sausage maker - pretends to be deer

    08/12/2011 7:13:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    newslite.tv ^ | August 10, 2011
    A cow in Germany has not only managed to escape from a Bavarian sausage maker, but has spent 10 months hiding out with a herd of deer in woodland. The brilliant bovine called Yvonne is said to have last year escaped from a sausage-based future after somehow escaping and going on the run in Bavaria. Since then she's eluded capture by pretending to be a deer and even blending in with a herd which live in nearby woodland. However, since the story was recently picked up by local media, it's not been looking good for Yvonne and there are reports...
  • (HOW ON EARTH DID THEY GET THERE? (Humor)

    07/25/2011 2:24:55 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 32 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | July 22, 2011 | HydrogenEconomy
    Please watch this.. very interesting...
  • Japan: Bad straw devastates herd / Third-generation farmer loses faith in government, future

    07/19/2011 5:20:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Bad straw devastates herd / Third-generation farmer loses faith in government, future The Yomiuri Shimbun KITAKATA, Fukushima--A farmer in Kitakata, Fukushima Prefecture, let his shoulders sag in disappointment when he heard that about 100 cows in his barn had eaten rice straw contaminated with radioactive cesium. The 38-year-old farmer and his parents have more than 100 cows. "I think I have no choice but to give up farming," he said Sunday during an interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun. "I wish the government had given us clear instructions." In the middle of April--about one month after the crisis at the Fukushima...
  • Iowa woman dies after being attacked by a cow

    06/20/2011 11:36:55 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 107 replies
    NewsCore ^ | June 20, 2011
    A WOMAN has died after being attacked by a cow she was feeding at a farm property a few miles north of Urbana, Iowa. KCRG-TV reported Jean Fee, 60, was feeding cattle on Saturday afternoon along with her 23-month old grandson when the incident occurred, the Benton County Sheriff's Office said.
  • China: Scientists predict strong thirst for 'human milk' (genetically modified human milk from cows)

    04/12/2011 6:46:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    People's Daily ^ | 03/22/11
    Scientists predict strong thirst for 'human milk' Genetically modified (GM) dairy products that are similar to human milk will appear on the Chinese market in two years, an expert in biotechnology has predicted. Li Ning, a scientist from the Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of the State Key Laboratories for AgroBiotechnology at China Agricultural University, said progress in the field is well under way. Li said Chinese scientists have successfully created a herd of more than 200 cows that is capable of producing milk that contains the characteristics of human milk. He said the technology is at the cutting...
  • 200 Dead Cows Found In Wisconsin Field

    01/15/2011 7:38:03 AM PST · by The Comedian · 163 replies
    Channel3000.com ^ | 8:18 am CST January 15, 2011 | Channel3000.com
    TOWN OF STOCKTON, Wis. -- An investigation is under way after 200 dead cows were found in a field in the Town of Stockton. (More, but not much at link)
  • Ex-Marine could be off hook in cow killing

    06/04/2010 9:44:22 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 595+ views
    upi ^ | June 3, 2010
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Michigan prosecutors have offered a young ex-Marine a deal -- admit killing a pregnant cow and say his mother put him up to it and the charges will be dropped. Dustin Bender, 23, appeared in Kent County District Court Wednesday when he waived a probable cause hearing, leaving the matter open, The Grand Rapids Press reported. Prosecutors say Bender's mother Catherine, 39, wanted to kill the cow belonging to Geri and Thomas Young to intimidate Thomas Young from testifying against her live-in boyfriend. Timothy Young, Thomas's brother, faces a criminal sexual conduct charge. Thomas Young, who was...
  • Cow spends days trapped beneath Utah street

    04/09/2010 9:05:18 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies · 778+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 04/08/2010
    KAYSVILLE, Utah—Rescuers have freed a cow that spent several days trapped beneath a city street in Utah. KSTU-TV Fox 13 reported Thursday that the cow was hoisted out of a storm drain in Kaysville after it was fitted in a harness connected to a tractor. Animal control officers in Davis County believe the cow squeezed into the culvert several days ago and became trapped as it moved farther into the narrow storm drain system. ~snip~ Crews had to dig up part of a road before the cow was lifted out late Thursday afternoon. The cow appeared exhausted but alive.
  • Jackson MS Police Officer under investigation for derogatory remarks about First Lady Obama

    03/09/2010 4:39:26 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 75 replies · 2,288+ views
    WLBT TV ^ | 03/09/2010 | WLBT TV
    Little did First Lady Michelle Obama know during her visit to Jackson that someone was talking behind her back. Reportedly texting unflattering comments. Our investigation has revealed, it was a Jackson police officer. Now an internal affairs investigation has been launched into the incident. Our sources have identified the officer as Chris Barnhart. We are told the incident occurred while officer Barnhart was on security detail last week during the First Lady's visit to the Capitol city. We are also told Barnhart made derogatory statements about Mrs. Obama. When we questioned JPD superiors about the matter we were sent an...
  • Caption time - Michelle donates her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian

    03/09/2010 12:09:52 PM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 64 replies · 468+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 3/9/10 | staff
    "First lady Michelle Obama shows her mother Marian Robinson (L) the inaugural gown she wore to the inaugural balls and is now on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History""First lady Michelle Obama gives inaugural dress designer Jason Wu a thumbs up during an event where she donated her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian Museum"
  • Cow jumps six feet on to roof

    12/17/2009 9:25:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies · 2,220+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Dec.17, 2009
    A cow has been caught jumping six feet on to a roof, after the owners thought they had been burgled. Neighbour William de Cothi, 17, photographed the animal after he spotted it on the roof about six feet off the ground. The Sixth Form student said: "I was looking out of my window when I saw the cow. "At first I thought that it was an illusion and that it was in the background and not really on the roof. "But after a closer look I could see it was actually on the roof." The teenager added: "I have heard...
  • Perfect Gift For UFO Nuts: Lamp Shaped Like UFO Levitating a Cow

    12/06/2009 9:22:49 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 54 replies · 1,865+ views
    newsblaze ^ | Robert Paul Reyes | December 05,2009
    "The cow is the most comical-looking creature in the world, and the notion that the Earth is being visited by UFOs is the craziest idea I have ever heard. Now there's a gift that combines the crazy and comical cow with the silly and ridiculous idea of of UFO abductions:"
  • Why Do UFOs Have A Grudge Against Cows?

    12/04/2009 6:15:36 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies · 4,337+ views
    thesop ^ | December 4th, 2009
    "A creepy string of calf mutilations in southern Colorado has a rancher and law enforcement investigators mystified. Four calves have been found dead in a pasture just north of the New Mexico state line in recent weeks. The dead calves had their skins peeled back and organs cleared from the rib cage. One calf had its tongue removed. But rancher Manuel Sanchez has found no signs of human attackers, such as footprints or ATV tracks. And there are no signs of an animal attack by a coyote or mountain lion . Usually predators leave pools or blood or drag marks...
  • World Cup Stadium 'Cow Sacrifice' Plan Sparks Row

    12/01/2009 1:40:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 586+ views
    BBCNews ^ | December 01, 2009
    World Cup Stadium 'Cow Sacrifice' Plan Sparks Row Animal sacrifice is a vital part of life for many South Africans. A proposal to bless South Africa's World Cup stadiums by slaughtering a cow in each one has caused concern among animal rights activists. The Makhonya Royal Trust, which put forward the idea, described the cattle killing ritual as a "true African" way of blessing the 2010 tournament. Government minister Sicelo Shiceka has promised to lobby football's governing body, Fifa, in support of the plan. But animal rights groups have demanded to be consulted over the plans. The row comes as...
  • Caption Michelle Reflecting, Rejoicing and Renewing

    12/02/2009 11:12:42 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 59 replies · 2,499+ views
    First lady Michelle Obama speaks during the holiday press preview of the White House in Washington December 2, 2009. This year's holiday theme is "Reflect, Rejoice and Renew. "
  • Argentina: Cow Abducted by Flying Saucer?

    10/10/2009 7:31:22 AM PDT · by BGHater · 63 replies · 2,378+ views
    Inexplicata ^ | 08 Oct 2009 | Inexplicata
    A couple traveling along the river in the area north of Rosario claimed having seen an animal being abducted by a flying saucer. "Later, the both vanished," they said. The likelyhood that cows could fly was always relegated to the province of the impossible. But to Sergio and Laura, this changed last Monday afternoon, when they traveled along the coast near Puerto Gaboto, and believed that they saw a cow in the sky, abducted by a UFO. The couple told the story to journalist Guillermo Brasca in a report transmitted by the Telenoche program on Channel 3. They provided photos...
  • Michelle Obama wears shorts on summer vacation. And some people are outraged. Sigh.

    08/19/2009 9:33:07 AM PDT · by pissant · 214 replies · 8,379+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/19/09 | staff
    Seems some people are actually outraged, outraged that First Lady Michelle Obama dared to bare so much leg by wearing shorts on a recent trip to the sweltering Grand Canyon. OMG. First she wears a sleeveless dress, now this? But think about this for a minute. What should she have worn to the Grand Canyon? A tweed pantsuit? A ballgown? What do you wear on your summer vacation?
  • Michelle Obama Soup Kitchen Priceless

    06/27/2009 8:39:27 AM PDT · by I Hate Obama · 29 replies · 2,260+ views
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    Cost of a bowl of soup at homeless shelter: $0 Having Michelle Obama serve you soup $0.00 Snapping a picture of a homeless person who is receiving a government funded meal while taking a picture of the First Lady using his $400 Blackberry cell phone $$$$ Priceless
  • Michelle Obama honoured by US fashion designers in New York

    06/16/2009 5:36:01 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 77 replies · 2,883+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/16/2009 | Tom Leonard in New York
    The Council of Fashion Designers of America handed the First Lady a special tribute award at a ceremony in New York on Monday night. "Her meteoric rise in the world of fashion has echoed her husband in the world of politics," said Diane von Furstenberg, the CFDA's president. Mrs Obama, famous for patronising high street clothing brands such as J Crew, has "a unique look that balances the duality of her lives" in her roles as a confidante to the US president and a busy mother, she added. But Tracey Ullman, the ceremony's British-born host, couldn't resist a sartorial dig...
  • Michelle Obama: Government alone can't rebuild

    06/16/2009 12:21:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 1,342+ views
    First lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that struggling communities shouldn't look to government alone for help. Obama told a luncheon of Washington-area service and philanthropy groups that member work is key to making a difference in their neighborhoods and schools. She said leaders should take advantage of a recently signed public service law to engage new volunteers and put them to work. "Washington can only do so much," Obama said. "Communities are built and rebuilt by regular people." She said the national service law would funnel thousands of volunteers to such nonprofit groups. She warned groups to be ready for...
  • A blossoming friendship: Michelle Obama and Sarah Brown take time out for a chat

    06/13/2009 7:06:52 AM PDT · by traumer · 59 replies · 1,610+ views
    It was a chance for two busy women to stop and smell the roses. And have a bit of a chinwag. Sarah Brown and America's First Lady Michelle Obama are seen here wandering through the garden at Downing Street earlier this week. The pair, whose budding friendship formed during the G20 summit in April, caught up on each other's news while their children played nearby. Sasha Obama, ten, and her eight-year-old sister Malia are said to have been impressed with the vegetable patch tended by the Brown boys John, five, and Fraser, almost three. Both grandmothers were also in attendance...
  • Caption Michelle Obama in London

    06/10/2009 10:57:54 AM PDT · by RDTF · 86 replies · 2,435+ views
  • Caption The First Couple galavanting around on taxpayers dole

    06/01/2009 10:15:10 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 70 replies · 1,793+ views
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board a small jet serving as Air Force One for a personal visit to New York City from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, May 30, 2009. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama make their way to board Air Force One before departing John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Barack Obama swept First Lady Michelle off to a Broadway show on Saturday night -- to honor a promise made in the heat of his gruelling 2008 campaign. Restaurant patrons try to catch sight of US President Barack...
  • Meghan McCain a 'Big, Juicy' Role Model (tee-hee!)

    05/08/2009 10:08:59 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 71 replies · 2,484+ views
    Let's all set aside Meghan McCain's politics for a moment. She's the best chance the Republicans have of re-growing their party, a dose of political Menoxidil that they refuse to take. Meghan, though, is fiercely, unabashedly...well, Meghan! Her Twitter feed is replete with the kinds of details that any 20-something (or more, or less) young woman would relate to. At turns funny, foul-mouthed, and even trivial, Meghan McCain is being herself. Her blog at The Daily Beast covers a different, but similarly broad, spectrum. I first became aware of Meg's writing when she blogged about her hyper-odd dating experiences. She's...
  • A cow is born

    05/08/2009 7:36:45 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies · 1,599+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/8/09 | Ilana Mercer
    I thought Elizabeth Hasselback, the Republican Party's brain trust on the "View," was a little simple. But, intellectually, she towers above the succession of vacuous, narcissistic, pig-ignorant panelists paraded on Sean Hannity's "Great American Panel." Just as you thought American pop-politics could go no lower, a woman with real curb appeal appears on the political scene. Meghan McCain might just be the greatest ditz to date to emerge from that big tent Republicans keep touting. Meghan made her first major debut on the Rachel Maddow Show. There, in defiance of Ms. McCain's empty refrains and non sequiturs, the left-liberal TV...
  • Runaway Cow Escapes Slaughter

    05/07/2009 4:04:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 462+ views
    UPI ^ | May 7, 2009
    Animal control officials in New York said a cow that escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a 10-block chase will not be returned for slaughter. Police said Molly, a cow believed to be less than a year old, escaped from the Musa Hala Inc. slaughterhouse at about 1 p.m. Wednesday and ran through the streets, the New York Post reported Thursday. Nesha Kahn, 39, said the cow was in her yard when police finally cornered the animal. "I think the cow was traumatized. I asked the officer and they said they chased him for about 10 blocks," she...
  • You Have Two Cows... Funny

    04/28/2009 9:13:21 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 3 replies · 837+ views
    Notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 04 28 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    DEMOCRAT You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. You push for higher taxes so the government can provide cows for everyone. REPUBLICAN You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So? SOCIALIST You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow. COMMUNIST You have two cows. The government seizes...
  • Scientists Unravel Genome of the Cow

    04/24/2009 12:06:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 410+ views
    washingtonpost ^ | April 24, 2009 | David Brown
    The genomes of man and dog have been joined in the scientific barnyard by the genome of the cow, an animal that walked beside them on the march to modern civilization. A team of hundreds of scientists working in more than a dozen countries yesterday published the entire DNA message -- the genome -- of an 8-year-old female Hereford living at an experimental farm in Montana. Hidden in her roughly 22,000 genes are hints of how natural selection sculpted the bovine body and personality over the past 60 million years, and how man greatly enhanced the job over the past...
  • Germany's Mystery Cow Disease

    03/31/2009 7:28:48 AM PDT · by BGHater · 3 replies · 517+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 27 Mar 2009 | Philip Bethge
    'Holy Mary, Help Us in Our Hour of Need!' A mysterious illness is causing calves to bleed to death on German farms. Veterinarians are stumped over what is causing the deaths: vaccines, genetically modified feed or perhaps even the first mother's milk? What can a cattle farmer do when he sees blood running from his calves like water, when they become lethargic and febrile and, by the next morning, are lying dead on the floor, their coats covered in blood? "Our calves from last summer looked like they had been beaten," says farmer Robert Meyboom, who is still shocked and...
  • Fish Oil Could Curb Cow Flatulence

    03/30/2009 12:01:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 435+ views
    foxnews ^ | March 30, 2009
    Cows break wind a lot, and their flatulence fills the air with methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In fact, the EPA estimates that roughly 28 percent of all methane emissions related to human activity come from methane-producing bacteria in the rumens of domestic cattle, sheep and goats and other livestock known as ruminants, which eat plants that are mostly indigestible by other creatures. By volume, methane is more powerful than carbon dioxide at trapping solar energy and making the atmosphere behave like a greenhouse. Fish oil could cut down on the boom-booms, a new study suggests.