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  • Feds Were Buying Cats from Chinese Wet Markets, Fed Them to American Cats for Research: Report

    04/24/2020 6:40:45 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 25 replies ^ | April 24, 2020 | Johnathan Jones
    According to the the report, U.S. government researchers had been conducting “kitten cannibalism” experiments — spending taxpayer dollars to buy cats and other animals from Chinese wet markets and then feeding their tissue to kittens in the U.S. “The currently approved protocol for this project calls for up to 100 kittens to be bred each year at ARS’s Animal Parasitic Disease Laboratory (APDL) in Beltsville, Maryland. At eight weeks old, the kittens are fed raw meat infected with the Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) parasite, and their feces is collected for up to 3 weeks so experimenters can harvest oocysts (eggs)...
  • Hillary let Haitian orphans die?

    10/18/2016 6:06:27 PM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 21 replies
    wikileaks ^ | Oct 18 2016 | wikileaks
    Came across an odd e-mail in the state department area of Wikileaks. Apparantly after the big earthquake there in 2009, former PA Governor Ed Rendell was trying to get Haitian orphans out of Haiti and into Pennsylvania. He had, according to several earlier e-mails, gotten many out but there were 14 that the Haitians gave permission to go but who for some reason the State Department wouldn't let him bring back. This played out over months and at least one died waiting. Some exceprts: "I just spoke to Gov. Rendell, and he is strongly urging the WH/State Dept. to allow...
  • Beyond Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    01/21/2016 7:05:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | )1/21/16 | Jim O'Neill
    The “zoo” is located near the town of Gyumri in Armenia “[The animals] display all the signs of creatures slowly being driven mad by their unnatural existence.”—Allan Hall “The World’s Saddest Zoo” Cruising the “Drudge Report” yesterday, I noticed the photo of a forlorn looking bear peering out from behind bars with the accompanying headline “The World’s Saddest Zoo,” which linked to an article by Allan Hall in the UK’s “Daily Mail.” News headlines often depict a crazy and cruel world, and perhaps I’ve become too jaded and cynical regarding the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” – but Hall’s...
  • Governor Calls Fetal Pain Bill Efforts “Waste of Time” [Satire]

    05/24/2014 7:09:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens
    A push for a special session to consider legislation that would address fetal pain and, thereby, place a limit on abortions was labeled a “waste of time” by West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D). “As I’ve said before, legislation that would elevate concern for a fetus’s pain above that of a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy is unconstitutional,” Tomblin reiterated. “The argument that the pain inflicted on the fetus is a violation of the Eighth Amendment’s bar against cruel or unusual punishment is unpersuasive. The Eighth Amendment protects against cruel punishment. The fetus has committed no offense and...
  • Cruel, Heartless Obama Mocks his Most Loyal, Unquestioning Supporters

    02/01/2014 2:16:12 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/1/2014 | Daily Caller
    In a speech in Wisconsin on Thursday, President Barack Obama insulted perhaps the most fervent members of his political base: art history majors. The politically clumsy moment occurred during the president’s remarks at General Electric’s Waukesha Gas Engines facility. After extolling his own economic policies at some length, Obama observed that “manufacturing jobs typically pay well” in the United States. “We want to encourage more of them,” he said. Then, he began to speak — apparently extemporaneously — about the benefits of working in America’s ever-diminishing manufacturing sector.
  • CNBC's Rick Santelli's Economics Lesson: "ALL KIDS LEFT BEHIND"

    01/07/2013 8:22:54 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 25 replies
    CNBC TV "Santelli Exchange" | January 7, 2013 | Graewoulf
    At 9:45 AM CST today Rick Santelli white-boarded the total debt that our children are currently charged with. The amount is $ 3.5 MILLION per baby born today! Rick named this economics lesson "All Kids Left Behind," and encouraged all to use this term often.
  • Mo. teen gets life with possible parole in killing

    02/08/2012 8:24:18 AM PST · by mgstarr · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 2/8/12 | David Lieb
    A central Missouri teenager who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a 9-year-old girl because she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Bustamante was 15 years old when she confessed to strangling Elizabeth, repeatedly stabbing her in the chest and slicing the girl's throat. She led police to the shallow grave where she had concealed Elizabeth's body under a blanket of leaves in the woods behind their neighborhood. "I know words," she said, pausing to take a deep breath and struggling to compose herself, "can...
  • Court Blocks Restrictions on Abortion

    07/03/2011 12:15:47 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    A federal judge issued a decree barring the state of South Dakota from implementing new restrictions on abortions performed in the state. The restrictions would have imposed a three-day waiting period and mandated pregnancy counseling prior to any abortion procedure. In her ruling, Judge Karen Schreier called the restrictions “unacceptably cruel and inhumane. Why should a woman be forced to delay undergoing a medical procedure that she already has decided she wants? Why should she be compelled to listen to counseling that can only foment doubt that she is taking the right course?” “The Roe vs. Wade decision of 1973...
  • Britain goes halal... but no-one tells the public: ritually slaughtered meat served with no warning

    09/18/2010 3:40:22 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The Mail (UK) ^ | 18th September 2010 | Simon Mcgee and Martin Delgado
    A Mail on Sunday investigation – which will alarm anyone concerned about animal cruelty – has revealed that schools, hospitals, pubs and famous sporting venues such as Ascot and Twickenham are controversially serving up meat slaughtered in accordance with strict Islamic law to unwitting members of the public. All the beef, chicken and lamb sold to fans at Wembley has secretly been prepared in accordance with sharia law, while Cheltenham College, which boasts of its ‘strong Christian ethos’, is one of several top public schools which also serves halal chicken to pupils without informing them. Even Britain’s biggest hotel and...
  • Caught on camera: The cruel taunts of teenagers that killed man with learning difficulties

    03/12/2010 9:30:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,425+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/12/10 | James Tozer and Carol Driver
    These haunting pictures show the extent to which a man with learning difficulties suffered 17 years of torment at the hands of youths, before he collapsed and died in his garden. A film captured on a mobile phone shows how David Askew's agitators would stand inches from his garden fence and hurl abuse at him. On Wednesday the 64-year-old could take no more and, as he tried to protect his property, he suffered a suspected heart attack and died on the spot.
  • Humane Society Ad. (just sad)

    10/18/2009 7:49:37 AM PDT · by Vendome · 137 replies · 2,499+ views
    Vanity | 10/18/2009 | Vendome
    Just saw another ad by the Humane Society. They do wonderful work and help animals who have been abandoned or treated cruelly. I hate these ads, not for their poor taste, they are actually done well and are a needed message about treating animals with love and humanely. What bothers me about the ads is the starkness of the cruelty man exacts on an animal who loves unconditionally and is always happy to see you. They don't care what kind of day you had or how much money you make. The're always happy when you walk in the front door....
  • VIDEO: WH's Douglass: "Cruel" To Prohibit Seniors From Professional Advice

    08/12/2009 9:30:01 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 36 replies · 789+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 12, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    The White House's Linda Douglass says it is cruel to prevent seniors from making end of life decisions.
  • Owners of Olympia (WA) pizza place cut off heat to employees

    01/02/2009 8:34:30 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 56 replies · 2,106+ views ^ | 1/2/09 | Jesse Jones
    LACEY, Wash. – Employees of a pizza delivery shop say the owners have cut off the heat in the store. And they say if the workers don’t like it, they can leave.
  • Adolescent Cruelty

    07/23/2008 8:55:14 AM PDT · by Revski · 39 replies · 111+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7/23/08 | Revski
    This is an animated video of a dove that we see in most back yards. As a child, I with a slingshot, 22 rifle and 12 gage shot gun, killed many kinds of birds just for sport, to see if I could aim good and bring the little creature to the ground. I didn’t kill for food but in adolescent behavior. It is so cruel and for this reason I created this video to show and teach the cruelty of this kind of behavior.

    06/17/2008 8:04:59 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 39 replies · 105+ views
    ny post ^ | 6/17/8
    In a bizarrely timed housecleaning, Minaya fired Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson and first base coach Tom Nieto shortly before midnight West Coast time (3 a.m. in New York) after all three had just returned from a 9-6 win here over the first-place Angels. Randolph was replaced by bench coach Jerry Manuel, a former AL Manager of the Year with the White Sox, while Triple-A New Orleans pitching coach Dan Warthen is taking over for Peterson. New Orleans manager Ken Oberkfell also is joining Manuel's staff along with Luis Aguyo. Minaya, who had flown to California during the game,...
  • Live & Let Live

    03/28/2008 4:15:17 PM PDT · by Revski · 6 replies · 144+ views
    This is an animated video of children and the abuse of a homemade weapon. As a child, I with a slingshot, 22 rifle and 12 gage shot gun, killed many kinds of birds just to see if I could aim good and bring the little creature to the ground. I didn’t kill for food but in adolescent behavior. It is so cruel and for this reason I created this video to show and teach the cruelty of this kind of behavior, live and let live.
  • Olympics clean up Chinese style: Inside Beijing's shocking death camp for cats

    03/09/2008 9:12:50 AM PDT · by null and void · 43 replies · 1,132+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 00:55am on 9th March 2008 | SIMON PERRY
    Thousands of pet cats in Beijing are being abandoned by their owners and sent to die in secretive government pounds as China mounts an aggressive drive to clean up the capital in preparation for the Olympic Games. Hundreds of cats a day are being rounded and crammed into cages so small they cannot even turn around. Then they are trucked to what animal welfare groups describe as death camps on the edges of the city. The cull comes in the wake of a government campaign warning of the diseases cats carry and ordering residents to help clear the streets of...
  • Romney's Cruel Canine Vacation

    06/27/2007 5:25:06 PM PDT · by van_erwin · 68 replies · 2,132+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | June 27, 2007 | Ana Marie Cox
    The reporter intended the anecdote that opened part four of the Boston Globe's profile of Mitt Romney to illustrate, as the story said, "emotion-free crisis management": Father deals with minor — but gross — incident during a 1983 family vacation, and saves the day. But the details of the event are more than unseemly — they may, in fact, be illegal. The incident: dog excrement found on the roof and windows of the Romney station wagon. How it got there: Romney strapped a dog carrier — with the family dog Seamus, an Irish Setter, in it — to the...
  • Boy, 8, Kills Baby Sister, Police Say

    06/13/2007 8:54:53 PM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 630+ views
    FOX News ^ | 6/13/07 | CHARLES J. HANLEY
    <p>NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas — An 8-year-old boy dropped or threw his infant twin sisters down the stairs, killing one and injuring the other, authorities said. He is too young to be detained or charged, they said.</p> <p>The boy has a "diminished mental capacity," police said. A child must be at least 10 to be in the juvenile court system, Larry Irving, an investigator with the North Richland Hills Police Department, said Wednesday.</p>
  • Mom of mutilated baby in HPD custody (genitals)

    05/11/2007 1:21:50 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 68 replies · 3,919+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/11/07 | PEGGY O'HARE
    A woman who claimed that a family pet mutilated her infant son's genitals was taken into police custody this morning, shortly before a protective custody hearing in the case began. Katherine "Katie" Nadal, 25, is charged with injury to a child, a felony offense. The former Anahuac High School cheerleader was led away in handcuffs by two plainclothes Houston Police Department officers at 9:30 a.m. Nadal, a former cocktail waitress now unemployed, had arrived at the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center with her mother and her attorney, Itze Soliz Matthews. Police said Nadal did not seem that surprised by the...