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  • Hurtubise says invention sees through walls

    01/25/2005 9:28:03 PM PST · by sociotard · 28 replies · 1,287+ views
    Some of you may have heard of this guy when I posted about his Bear-proof Suit. Others may have seen him on t.v. with his Fire paste. It is now my pleasure to bring you the latest product of this modern Edison. Well, no, not Edison. I don't think Edison was a nutjob. Anyway, enjoy the rubber science for what amusement it's worth. Troy Hurtubise has done the seemingly impossible with his newest invention and defied all known rules of physics, he says. The Angel Light—Hurtubise claims the concept came to him in a recurring dream—can reportedly see through...
  • Report: Crank mail reaches Peterson jurors

    12/21/2004 12:13:56 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 72 replies · 2,205+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Not everyone seems satisfied with the California jury's death sentence recommendation for convicted killer Scott Peterson. Hate mail and threats have made their way to the jurors in the days after they agreed Peterson should be put to death for the 2001 slaying of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, KGO-TV, San Francisco, reported Tuesday. An unidentified juror told KGO he and other jurors received hate mail and were confronted in person by people upset with the decision; some even reported their children had been harassed at school. Making criminal threats to a...
  • The snags in N.Y.C. politics going national (Giuliani and Kerik raise eyebrows in Washington)

    12/16/2004 11:26:31 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 12 replies · 540+ views
    csmonitor ^ | Dec 16 04 | csmonitor
    So what if Bernard Kerik had a personal relationship with a company believed to be connected to the Gambino mob family? Or that he hired a foreign nanny and didn't bother to check her immigration status or pay her taxes? At homeland defense: black belt with street smarts And is it a problem that once a New Jersey judge issued an arrest warrant for the guy for failing to pay his debts? Hey, this is New York, the historic home of Tammany Hall and William "Boss" Tweed. This is a City of Sin that doesn't sleep at night, an island...
  • "HI, I'M WALTER CRANKCASE & I WAS THERE" -- The Old Fuddy-Duddy Has A Plan!

    11/24/2004 3:10:08 AM PST · by Apolitical · 2 replies · 521+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | By Denis Schulz
    "HI, I'M WALTER CRANKCASE AND I WAS THERE" -- The Old Fuddy-Duddy Has A Plan! By Denis SchulzHi, I'm Walter Crankcase and I was there. When Krakatoa erupted in 1883 spewing hot ash and molten lava and a cloud of debris so fuliginous it obscured half of Mount Helena, I was there; when the United Nations drew its first breath at Dan Burton Oaks in San Francisco in 1944, I was there; when Michael Jackson walked backwards on the moon, I was there; when Harry met Sally, I was there; when Harry divorced Sally, I was there...um... Where was I?...
  • Prepare for Kerry Thugs Anger at Defeat

    10/29/2004 5:23:35 PM PDT · by JimB in Venice · 32 replies · 1,072+ views
    10/29/04 | Jim Boldebook
    Be Prepared for angry Kerry thugs and thug-ettes after Kerry's defeat.
  • HUGH HEWETT. A CHICKEN

    10/27/2004 5:01:03 PM PDT · by CU Young Republican · 7 replies · 505+ views
    HUGH HEWETT DECLINES OPPORTUNITY TO HELP CONSERVATIVES IN BOULDER, COLORADO.
  • Call, Write, and Fax thw AP: FIRE Ron Fournier For Unacceptable and Extreme Bias

    10/08/2004 8:38:15 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 53 replies · 1,710+ views
    Well, the most biased headline to come out of this debate has been penned by the AP's Ron Fournier.  Here is a little excerpt:Bush Fights to Keep Emotions in Check RON FOURNIER Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Bush smirked and winked and chuckled to himself. He jumped from his stool, chopped at the air and interrupted the debate moderator. As he fought to keep his emotions in check in a testy, personal debate with Sen. John Kerry, the president asserted, "That answer almost made me scowl." You can read the rest hereThis sort of crap has no place in a...
  • Putin: Ally or Terrorist? (Russian FSB/KGB Real Culprits Behind "Chechen Terrorism")

    09/21/2004 8:24:29 PM PDT · by GIJoel · 665 replies · 11,270+ views
    The New American ^ | February 2002 | William Jasper
    Putin: Ally or Terrorist? by William F. Jasper Counting Vladimir Putin as an ally against terrorism ignores his career in the murderous KGB/FSB and his ongoing support for terrorist regimes and organizations. ‘‘Lena Goncharuk, aged 38, said that she was the only one to survive out of a group of six who were ordered out of the cellar where they had been hiding and shot at point blank range. Resting in her hospital bed, her voice barely rising above a whisper, she said she had survived only by pretending to be dead." So reported Paul Wood from the Chechen border...
  • U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE LARRY KLAYMAN AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON SANDY BERGER

    07/20/2004 1:29:04 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 36 replies · 1,100+ views
    U;S. Newswire ^ | 7/20/04
    U.S. Senate Candidate Larry Klayman Available for Comment on Sandy Berger7/20/2004 4:14:00 PM To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Gary McCullough, 904-687-9690 or 202-546-0054 David Johnson, 786-497-2926 both for Larry Klayman for U.S. Senate WASHINGTON, July 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Larry Klayman, former Judicial Watch Chairman, US Senate Candidate from Florida investigated Sandy Berger, former President Clinton's national security adviser. This investigation by Klayman triggered the exposure of the $300,000 illegal contribution." As founder, Chairman and General Counsel, of Judicial Watch, Larry Klayman led the fight against the abuses of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Klayman played a key role in...
  • 'Go pills' firestorm -- Pilot drug linked to friendly-fire deaths: ABC

    12/21/2002 4:05:53 AM PST · by Clive · 20 replies · 295+ views
    OTTAWA -- An ABC News 20/20 report says amphetamines given to two U.S. fighter pilots may have contributed to a friendly-fire incident last April 18 that killed four Canadian soldiers and wounded eight more in Afghanistan. But reports by both Canadian and U.S. investigators said the Dexedrine pills, known on the street as speed or uppers, were not a factor in the attack on troops involved in a live-fire exercise near the Canadians' Kandahar base. And the Canadian commander in Afghanistan, Lt.- Col. Pat Stogran, said it's "beyond comprehension" how the Americans could have mistaken a night-time exercise for an...
  • Permanent War State

    12/08/2002 10:31:12 PM PST · by GalvestonBeachcomber · 4 replies · 299+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 12/09/02 | Charley Reese
    The American republic died at Appomattox in 1865, replaced by a national government that has gradually evolved into an empire in a permanent state of war. Most of us don't pay much attention to such stuff as history and perspective. Certainly the news media don't. Nevertheless, there are consequences of living in a war state, both to our own individual freedom and to our pocketbooks. This past week, President Bush made a big deal about signing a military authorization bill with a $30 billion increase. Here we are, 12 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and without a...
  • Crystal meth use here called worst in nation

    10/12/2002 11:13:08 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 13 replies · 444+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Saturday, October 12, 2002 | Karen Blakeman
    <p>Hawai'i has the worst crystal meth problem in the country and it is destroying families and communities, U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo said yesterday.</p> <p>Meth users who support their habits through burglaries, shopliftings, robberies, purse snatchings and car thefts have helped to raise Hawai'i's larceny-theft rate to the highest in the United States, Kubo said.</p>
  • Cannabis 'worse than tobacco'

    07/10/2002 7:15:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 106 replies · 6,685+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2002
    Cannabis poses a greater threat to health than tobacco, lung experts have warned. The warning comes on the day that Home Secretary David Blunkett is due to make a Commons statement about the future of government drug policy. Many young people are simply not aware that smoking cannabis may put them at increased risk of respiratory cancers and infections . Dame Helena Shovelton: The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended that cannabis is downgraded from a class B drug to class C. This would mean that possession would lead to a caution, rather than arrest. The British Lung Foundation is...