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  • Rottweiler Kills Florida Toddler

    12/13/2009 12:40:53 PM PST · by WFTR · 83 replies · 2,178+ views
    Shere.com ^ | December 13, 2009
    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (Dec. 13) - Authorities say a Rottweiler attacked and killed a Florida toddler when the boy reached to pick up a cookie he had dropped.
  • DNC: Sarah Palin is "Dangerous"

    11/20/2009 2:42:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies · 1,883+ views
    Communist Broadcasting System ^ | 11/20/09 | Stephanie Condon
    With Sarah Palin in the spotlight as she continues her nationwide media and book tour, the Democratic National Committee is suggesting to its supporters that the former GOP vice presidential candidate could pose a real threat to the Democratic agenda. In a fundraising e-mail sent out Friday, Organizing for America -- the community organizing component of the DNC founded in the wake of Barack Obama’s inauguration -- said it is aiming to raise $500,000 in the next week "to help push back against Sarah Palin and her allies."
  • Israel on dangerous path: Obama

    11/19/2009 5:48:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies · 1,674+ views
    The Australian ^ | 11/19/09 | Brad Norington and John Lyons
    US President Barack Obama has warned Israel that its policy of ignoring US pleas and continuing to expand housing in sensitive areas of Jerusalem could end up being "very dangerous". Israel yesterday rejected the condemnation of the Obama administration and other world leaders and proceeded to demolish two Palestinian homes -- bringing to seven the number of Palestinian homes demolished this week in east Jerusalem. Mr Obama, in his strongest condemnation yet, warned that the development of 900 new houses in the disputed Jerusalem suburb of Gilo could "embitter Palestinians". He said it made it difficult to resume any peace...
  • Rick 'Extremely Dangerous' Category 5 Hurricane

    10/17/2009 7:53:01 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 1,945+ views
    Yahoo News - Accuweather ^ | 10-17-2009 | Elliot Abrams
    <p>AP – This image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Rick taken at 2 a.m. EDT Saturday Oct. 17, 2009.</p> <p>MEXICO CITY – Hurricane Rick quickly strengthened into an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast on Saturday and forecasters said it could strike the Baja California Peninsula in about five days.</p>
  • Insurers dropping Chinese drywall policies

    10/16/2009 6:57:14 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 88 replies · 3,102+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, October 15, 2009 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – James and Maria Ivory's dreams of a relaxing retirement on Florida's Gulf Coast were put on hold when they discovered their new home had been built with Chinese drywall that emits sulfuric fumes and corrodes pipes. It got worse when they asked their insurer for help — and not only was their claim denied, but they've been told their entire policy won't be renewed. Thousands of homeowners nationwide who bought new houses constructed from the defective building materials are finding their hopes dashed, their lives in limbo. And experts warn that cases like the Ivorys',...
  • Mcconnell calls out Obama on Afghanistan

    09/23/2009 7:05:28 AM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies · 1,182+ views
    Fox News Channel | 9/23/09
    Mitch McConnell just called-out Obama on Afghanistan, insisting that O make a decision on the request for more troops in Afghanistan. McConnell also wants Generals McChrystal and Petraus to come to Congress for a hearing about how they believe the war is being conducted. White House responds that it takes time to make these decisions ("Present!") and is clearly annoyed that anyone in Congress would question Obama. Developing.
  • Obama's Friday Night Doc Drop

    09/12/2009 4:28:03 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 8 replies · 461+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/12/2009 | Mike Volpe
    This was announced by the Obama administration last evening. President Barack Obama on Friday slapped punitive tariffs on all car and light truck tires entering the United States from China in a decision that could anger the strategically important Asian powerhouse but placate union supporters important to his health care push at home. Obama had until Sept. 17 -- next week -- to accept, reject or modify a U.S. International Trade Commission ruling that a rising tide of Chinese tires into the U.S. hurts American producers. A powerful union, United Steelworkers, blames the increase for the loss of thousands of...
  • Don't Exhale. EPA Expected to Declare Carbon Dioxide a Dangerous Pollutant

    08/28/2009 1:40:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 1,596+ views
    Don't Exhale. EPA Expected to Declare Carbon Dioxide a Dangerous Pollutant The Environmental Protection Agency is expected in the next few weeks to declare that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are a pollutant, a move that would require the federal government to regulate them -- even without legislation. FOXNews.com Friday, August 28, 2009 Don't exhale. That advice may need heeding if the Environmental Protection Agency declares carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases a dangerous pollutant, a move -- expected in the next couple weeks -- that would require the federal government to impose new rules limiting emissions....
  • Bike-Safety Groups Take President Obama Head on After Ride Without Helmet

    08/28/2009 4:36:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies · 1,667+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/28/09 | David Saltonstall, Michael Saul
    Perhaps President Obama didn't want to look uncool on his bike ride Thursday, but his decision to skip the helmet had safety experts banging their heads. Obama, on vacation with his family in Martha's Vineyard, joined the First Lady and his daughters yesterday for a ride in Aquinnah, a town at the western, most rural end of the island. The President appeared to be the only one with no helmet. Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, an advocacy group in New York, speculated the President might have been concerned about his image. "Helmets look goofy - you look...
  • Fireman kills pets to save on boarding Prosecutor says defendant enjoyed 'thrill of the kill'

    06/25/2009 9:49:01 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 39 replies · 1,752+ views
    drudgereport.com ^ | 6/25/09 | Bruce Cadwallander
    A Columbus (Ohio)firefighter admits that he took his two dogs to the basement, tied them up and blasted them with a rifle so he and a girlfriend could vacation without paying to board the animals. "He said chunks of concrete were flying everywhere," Assistant Franklin County Prosecutor Heather Robinson said. "I think it was the thrill of the kill for him. He has shown no remorse for this." Firefighter David P. Santuomo, 43, pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of animal cruelty and one count of possession of a criminal tool -- for taping a 2-liter plastic bottle onto the...
  • Obama calls for new beginning between US, Muslims

    06/04/2009 8:04:08 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 29 replies · 1,068+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 06/04/2009 | Mark S. Smith
    CAIRO – Quoting from the Quran for emphasis, President Barack Obama called for a "new beginning between the United States and Muslims" Thursday and said together, they could confront violent extremism across the globe and advance the timeless search for peace in the Middle East. "This cycle of suspicion and discord must end," Obama said in a widely anticipated speech in one of the world's largest Muslim countries, an address designed to reframe relations after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The White House said Obama's speech contained no new policy proposals on...
  • The Most Dangerous Man in the World: Barack H. Obama

    06/02/2009 11:23:38 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 50 replies · 2,121+ views
    canada free press ^ | Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | Joy Tiz
    Congratulations to President Obama! Osama bin Laden is no longer the most dangerous man in the world, having been effectively neutered by former President Bush’s war on terror. Obama has deftly picked up the mantle and has become America’s number one enemy.Demonstrating its consummate mendacity, the mainstream media referred, during the 2008 campaign, to Barack Obama as “no drama Obama”. Just a few short months into his presidency, it is manifest that no drama Obama is instead, the architect of chaos and destruction. Everything Obama touches plummets into disorder.
  • This is America’s Enemy Within Castro’s Communist Cuba and Our Congressional Black Caucus

    04/08/2009 3:04:24 PM PDT · by curth · 12 replies · 983+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, April 8, 2009 | JB Williams
    This is America’s Enemy Within - Castro’s Communist Cuba and Our Congressional Black Caucus By JB Williams Wednesday, April 8, 2009 While the leftist American press kept public attention focused upon Obama’s International Apology Hajj, working around the clock to put a positive spin on Obama’s failed Throw America Under the Bus Tour abroad, another important and equally dastardly trip was taking place below the average American’s radar… Six members of the US Congress traveled to Castro’s Communist Cuba over the weekend to open talks aimed at establishing a cooperative relationship between the United States and Communist Cuba. The six...
  • Michele Bachmann Shows Up Armed and Dangerous Outside White House

    03/24/2009 7:37:05 AM PDT · by grizzlyfish · 28 replies · 3,149+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 3/24/09 | Hideaki Tailor
    Rep. Bachmann has made good on her word and showed up outside the White House this morning, shotgun in hand, ready to start a revolution! To a press conference of three, Bachmann stated, “I have called upon thousands of loyal Americans to march here this morning, with whatever weapons they have on hand: butter knives, slingshots, silly string, water balloons… Anything that’s going to let the Washington Elite know that we are serious!”
  • Obama says immigration overhaul still needed

    03/18/2009 6:21:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 688+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/09 | Charles Babington - ap
    COSTA MESA, Calif. – President Barack Obama said Wednesday he still supports "comprehensive immigration reform," even though he rarely mentions it anymore. Asked about the emotional and politically delicate topic at a town hall format in Southern California, the president said the nation must find a way to strengthen its borders while also giving about 12 million illegal immigrants a path to possible citizenship. "If they stay in the shadows," he said, some employers will exploit them, hurting wages and work conditions for all American workers. Obama said illegal residents who have been in the United States a long time...
  • Obama admin. seeks treaty to cut US, Russia nukes

    02/05/2009 7:50:03 PM PST · by ezfindit · 21 replies · 707+ views
    AP | 2/5/2009 | BARRY SCHWEID
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration, reversing the Bush administration's limited interest in nuclear disarmament, is gearing up for early negotiations with Russia on a new treaty that would sharply reduce stockpiles of nuclear warheads. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has notified Congress and her staff that she intends to get started quickly on talks with the Russians, who have voiced interest in recent weeks in settling on a new treaty calling for cutbacks in arsenals on both sides. [...] Internal talks on what position the U.S. should take in overall disarmament have begun within the State Department and with...
  • Obama's Tired of Being in the White House

    02/05/2009 4:24:42 PM PST · by yankeedame · 42 replies · 1,810+ views
    LGF ^ | Feb 3, 2009
    Obama's Tired of Being in the White House Tue, Feb 3, 2009 He’s only been there for two weeks, but already Barack Obama is “tired of being in the White House.”Probably the first President in history to utter those words. WASHINGTON (AP) - On the rockiest day of his young administration, President Barack Obama did what surely made him happy for a while. He left. With little notice, the president and first lady Michelle Obama bolted the gated compound of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in their tank of a limousine on Tuesday. They ended up at a Washington public school, greeted...
  • Obama's Preferred Future Spy Chief Leon Panetta Supported Communist-Linked Anti-CIA Think Tank

    01/08/2009 4:02:22 PM PST · by johnqueuepublic · 52 replies · 1,128+ views
    PipeLineNews.org ^ | January 8, 2009 | Emerson Vermaat
    Obama's Preferred Future Spy Chief Leon Panetta Supported Communist-Linked Anti-CIA Think Tank By EMERSON VERMAAT January 8, 2009 - San Francicsco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Leon Panetta, president-elect Barack Obama's choice for future chief of the CIA, previously strongy sympathized with the "Institute for Policy Studies" (IPS), a Washington based leftist think tank known for its bitter opposition to the intelligence community, notably the CIA. As a member of Congress Panetta supported the IPS's "Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy Line" in 1983. He was also one of the congressmen who bienially commissioned IPS to produce an "alternative"...
  • Day 5 : The Greatest Fraud In American History

    01/24/2009 5:56:13 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 24 replies · 233+ views
    Robert Drobot | 24 January 2009 | Robert Drobot
    Day 1 and 2 : The Greatest Fraud in American HistoryDay 3 : The Greatest Fraud in American HistoryDay 4 : The Greatest Fraud in American History
  • Day 4 : The Greatest Fraud In American History

    01/23/2009 8:47:49 PM PST · by Robert Drobot · 23 replies · 457+ views
    Robert Drobot | 23 January 2009 | Robert Drobot
    Day 1 and 2 : The Greatest Fraud in American HistoryDay 3 : The Greatest Fraud in American History
  • Day 3 : The Greatest Fraud In American History

    01/22/2009 4:44:09 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 20 replies · 2,272+ views
    Robert Drobot | 22 January 2009 | Robert Drobot
    Day 1 and 2 : The Greatest Fraud in American History
  • Chinese Drywall MAy Be Toxic

    01/19/2009 7:01:31 AM PST · by LadyBuzz · 40 replies · 3,646+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/12/2009 | MICHAEL CORKERY
    Some home builders already struggling in Florida's dismal housing market are facing another headache: The Chinese-made drywall they used is causing unpleasant odors and possibly leading to electric problems in dozens of homes constructed during the housing boom.
  • A road less traveled: "When the going gets weird, the tough turn pro."

    01/11/2009 3:15:27 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 1,823+ views
    Worlds Most Dangerous Pathway Redux
  • After dangerous lull, war on climate change faces crunch year (enviroNuts look to 2009, new treaty)

    12/15/2008 10:17:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 816+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/08 | Richard Ingham and Marlowe Hood
    POZNAN, Poland (AFP) – After a year in which it nearly lost its compass, the campaign against climate change heads into 2009 needing top-level political commitment, creative thinking and a deep well of money. Next year holds a big dream: by its end, the world will have forged a treaty in Copenhagen to shrink global warming from mankind-threatening juggernaut to manageable problem. Unprecedented in scale and complexity, this accord, due to take effect from 2012, will rein in the greenhouse gases that stoke global warming and throw a lifeline to poor countries exposed to mutated weather patterns. But realising this...
  • Wind turbine’s deadly ice shower (UK Turbine Throws Deadly Ice Shards)

    12/02/2008 4:41:51 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 37 replies · 1,995+ views
    Peterborough UK Evening Telegraph ^ | 12-02-2008 | Not Listed
    Residents were left fearing for their safety after shards of melting ice fell on homes and gardens from the blades of a giant wind turbine. For about four hours people in King’s Dyke, Whittlesey, had to take cover as huge lumps – some two feet long – showered them from the 80 metre high tower on Saturday morning. (80 metres is about 270 ft) Resident Peter Randall, whose son’s house lies a stone’s throw away from the turbine, said: “Somebody is going to get killed. There was huge lumps of ice shooting off and landing everywhere. “No one wants to...
  • Michelle Obama doesn't think Barack should be running for President (youtube clip)

    10/31/2008 1:04:56 AM PDT · by Tree of Liberty · 18 replies · 1,080+ views
    Youtube ^ | October 28, 2008 | n/a
    Link to video (5 seconds long) Interviewer: What do you think about all the talk about [Barak Obama] running for President? Michelle Obama: It's way to soon. He hasn't done anything yet.
  • McCain calls liberals a threat to economy

    10/28/2008 4:00:11 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 377+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2008-10-28 | Sasha Issenberg
    CLEVELAND - Republican John McCain, casting next week's presidential election along partisan and ideological lines, yesterday portrayed Democrat Barack Obama as an old-fashioned liberal who would govern as a dangerous extension of his party's congressional leadership. "Now this election comes down to how you want your hard-earned money spent," McCain told an audience in a Cleveland hotel ballroom after a meeting with political and business figures he considers his economic advisers, including former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
  • Amazon accidentally calls Obama a terrorist (oops)

    10/27/2008 1:59:47 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 16 replies · 611+ views
    Metro.co.uk ^ | October 27, 2008 | Tom Phillips
    Oooops. Amazon.com look like they'll have a little explaining to do - namely, explaining why when you searched for the phrase "terrorist costume", the only result returned was a mask of Barack Obama...
  • TELL JOHN McCAIN WHAT YOU THINK BY USING THIS LINK

    10/10/2008 8:12:57 PM PDT · by blake6900 · 46 replies · 1,063+ views
    self ^ | 10/10/08 | blake6900
    Are you sick and tired of John McCain's mealy-mouthed nonsense about Barak Obama. "He's a good man." "We have no reason to fear Barak Obama." There's only one way to make this guy understand reality. Send him and his campaign people a message that if he doesn't get with the program he's gonna start losing the very voters he's depending on. Tell there's nothing to be gained by spreading this "Obama is OK" nonsense. Tell him for every "undecided" vote he thinks he'll get by being "Mr. Nice Guy" you'll see to it he loses ones. Tell him Obama is...
  • McCain ad: “Dangerous”

    10/06/2008 9:30:18 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 884+ views
    hotair.com ^ | October 6, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    John McCain sharpens his attack on Barack Obama one day ahead of their debate with his new ad, “Dangerous”. This follows the lead of the campaign chatter over the weekend, which resurrected Obama’s comments about American strategy in Afghanistan from over a year ago:
  • Video: McCain Releases New Ad "Dangerous"

    10/06/2008 5:39:58 AM PDT · by Obamalujah · 5 replies · 484+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 10/06/2008 | Bear Nichols
    Of course, we're at the point in the election when any criticism will become racist. The Democrats have tried to spin their anti-surge positions and use the success of the surge to their advantage, saying even George Bush supports their position now. The truth is we wouldn't be where we are to even spin it that way without the surge. How sick are these people?
  • Barack Obama, Aspiring Commissar

    08/28/2008 4:22:10 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 8 replies · 251+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/28/08 | By the Editors
    Barack Obama, Aspiring Commissar By the Editors While the Obama coronation proceeds apace in Denver, it is in Chicago that Americans are getting a disturbing demonstration of his thuggish methods of stifling criticism. Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Harvard-educated social anthropologist and frequent contributor to National Review, among other publications. He is widely respected for his meticulous research and measured commentary. For months, he has been doing the job the mainstream media refuses to do: examining the background and public record of Barack Obama, the first-term senator Democrats are about to...
  • Firebombing planner draws 80-year term in resentencing

    08/22/2008 5:42:47 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 3 replies · 220+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 22, 2008 | Julie Bykowicz
    The man convicted of orchestrating the January 2005 firebombing of the Harwood Community Association president's home has continued to act as a Baltimore gang leader from his prison cell in Beaumont, Texas, a federal prosecutor said in a court hearing Friday. Terrence Smith, 28, returned to Baltimore to be resentenced after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz did not adequately explain why he exceeded federal sentencing guidelines in sending Smith to prison for 80 years. Friday, the judge again sentenced Smith to 80 years, calling him "a dangerous person."...
  • Timeline for Iraq Drawdown Would Be Dangerous, Mullen Says[The Nation’s Top Military Officer]

    07/27/2008 4:04:06 AM PDT · by Son House · 2 replies · 169+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tuesday, 22 July 2008 | By Fred W. Baker III
    Setting a timeline for U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq would be “dangerous,” and troop reductions there should continue to be made based on security conditions on the ground, the nation’s top military officer said July 20. President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki this week agreed to set a general “time horizon" for bringing more U.S. troops home from the war, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” but he added that to his knowledge, the agreement does not include specific dates. “I think the consequences could be very dangerous in that regard,” he...
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

    Bo (woof) In Commentary: When I think dangerous, things like knives, guns and chocolate come to mind. The last thing I would think about is a tortoise, and apparently that oversight is what could get me killed. Check out the most dangerous turtle in Britain. (If you see this tortoise, do not approach him. He may be unarmed but he is certainly dangerous. Rupert, who has attacked children and dogs, is on the run after escaping through a hole in a fence.) I can see why a behemoth tortoise would take down a few kids, for they are generally loud,...
  • Rice Grown In United States Contains Less-dangerous Form Of Arsenic

    05/20/2008 9:20:59 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 136+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-21-2008 | American Chemical Society
    Rice Grown In United States Contains Less-dangerous Form Of ArsenicA new study analyzing several types of rice finds that grains grown in the United States may be safer than varieties grown in other countries. (Credit: Courtesy of Yamily J. Zavala) ScienceDaily (May 21, 2008) — Rice grown in the United States may be safer than varieties from Asia and Europe, according to a new global study of the grain that feeds over half of humanity. The study evaluated levels of arsenic, which can be toxic at high levels, in rice worldwide. Yamily J. Zavala and colleagues point out that rice...
  • U.S. soldier uses Quran for target practice. Military apologizes.

    05/17/2008 5:09:19 PM PDT · by Prole · 170 replies · 1,512+ views
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2008 | CNN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A soldier used the Quran -- Islam's holy book -- for target practice, forcing the chief U.S. commander in Baghdad to issue a formal apology on Saturday. Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond apologizes after a soldier admitted using the Quran for target practice. Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, apologized to leaders in Radhwaniya, in the western outskirts of Baghdad, for the staff sergeant who was a sniper section leader assigned to the headquarters of the 64th Armored Regiment. He also read a letter of apology by the shooter. It was the first...
  • Always Take the Clintons Seriously

    04/23/2008 4:47:55 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 17 replies · 99+ views
    National Review ^ | april 23rd, 2008 | John Hood
    Here’s some advice for the myriad of fawning pro-Obama pundits with visions of Camelots and Great Societies dancing in their heads: Stop dismissing Hillary Clinton. Her Pennsylvania victory is real and significant, she has additional opportunities in upcoming primaries, and she’s still in the race because, well, she’s still in the race. For weeks, it’s been evident that the number to watch for assessing Clinton’s chances is not the pledged-delegate count. It’s not the national opinion polls, either the spread against Barack Obama or the fall hypotheticals against John McCain. It’s not the number of state contests that each candidate...
  • Moms mobilize to stop moth spraying [California]

    04/15/2008 3:30:31 PM PDT · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 134 replies · 270+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | April 15 2008 | C.W. Nevius
    The vision of airplanes rumbling slowly over San Francisco, spraying a pesticide mist on parks and playgrounds, has now mobilized one of the most effective lobbying groups in the world. Moms. The California Department of Food and Agriculture's plan to eradicate the light brown apple moth with aerial spraying over the city this summer was already in an uphill fight. But when 100 or so mothers and kids showed up at City Hall on Monday afternoon with signs like "Keep Your Spray Off My Baby," it was clear that the battle had entered a new phase. "Nothing gets people more...
  • Clinton recalls Bosnia trip as dangerous (touts goodwill trip and her "foreign policy experience")

    03/17/2008 3:16:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 748+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/08 | Ann Sanner - ap
    WASHINGTON - As first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Bosnia in March 1996 with her daughter and several celebrities to boost troop morale and thank soldiers stationed there. Clinton cites the goodwill trip as a part of her foreign policy experience, describing a dangerous landing where she was ordered to the armored front of the plane because of possible ground fire. She also now reports landing under sniper fire and contradicts her previous written account of a shortened welcoming ceremony at the airport. But according to accounts at the time, she was placed under no extraordinary risks on that...
  • Obama's Dangerous Ignorance (a sitting duck for McCain)

    02/12/2008 4:41:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies · 143+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 2/12/08 | The Maha
    Obama's Dangerous IgnoranceFebruary 12, 2008 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm sitting here reading this Obama interview, and I am in stunned disbelief. Nobody can be this ignorant. Scary ignorant. From high atop the EIB Building in Midtown Manhattan, one of the most frequently visited tourist attractions in all of Manhattan, I am Rush Limbaugh, behind the Golden EIB Microphone. Great to have you with us. Here's the phone number, 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address is ElRushbo@eibnet.com. It's a Q&A with Barack Obama December 20th in the Boston Globe, Charlie Savage wrote the story. Try this one. This is number five. "Does...
  • Al Qaeda Remains Dangerous, Intel Chief Tells Senate

    02/05/2008 3:54:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 113+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2008 – Al Qaeda and its affiliates remain the most pressing terrorist threats to the United States and its allies, the nation’s top intelligence official told the Senate Intelligence Committee today. Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell gave the senators the intelligence community’s annual unclassified threat assessment. He said the top success of the past year was “there was no major attack against the United States or most of our European, Latin American, East Asia allies and partners.” The retired Navy vice admiral said the fact that there were no attacks was not an accident; rather,...
  • As weapon, violence is boomerang (upcoming ecoterrorist trial)

    01/24/2008 12:17:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies · 113+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | January 24, 2008 | Jerry Large
    In May 2001, members of a Northwest group used arson to advance its agenda. They set fire to the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington because they believed one of the researchers was genetically engineering poplar trees. He wasn't. The arsonists destroyed plants and the research of several people other than the man whose work they targeted. None of their goals was served by the violence. "Misguided" is the word, I believe. I'd even call them ecoterrorists. The crime is back in the news because a woman accused of acting as a lookout for the Earth Liberation...
  • Book Smarts Lacking On Gender Equality [barf alert]

    01/15/2008 2:48:14 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 1 replies · 112+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, January 15, 2008; Page HE01 | Laura Sessions Stepp
    [selected gems -- read the article for even more crap!] But the books also serve as a reminder that we still haven't figured out what gender equality means or how to prepare kids to live it in the world they will assume. "Dangerous" limits boys to tasks, ideas and ways of being associated with boyhood, neglecting knowledge about girlhood that would serve them well as men working and raising children alongside women. "Daring," on the other hand, urges girls to learn both female and male skills and lore -- a good thing for advancement into what is still a man's...
  • Is the availability of genetic information dangerous?

    01/11/2008 3:42:24 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 149+ views
    thebulletin.org ^ | 9 January 2008 | Roundtable
    The genetic information of organisms--as varied as goldfish and geraniums--is widely available to the global public. So are the biologic codes for many viruses, such as variola (which causes smallpox) and poliovirus. The advance of biological technologies that allow for the construction of specific genetic sequences raises the harrowing possibility that someone, somewhere would use available genetic information to unleash a biological attack. The quandary facing scientists in the life sciences is similar to the issues that confronted scientists at the dawn of the nuclear age: Can potentially dangerous knowledge be made secret? Or should it be kept widely available?...
  • Al Qaeda Takes Hits in Iraq, But Still Dangerous, Bush Says

    10/17/2007 4:46:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 24+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2007 – The United States has dealt al Qaeda many significant blows in Iraq and elsewhere, President Bush said here today. Military gains against al Qaeda are encouraging, but the situation cannot be won militarily, and that is why the U.S. continues to work with the Iraqi government on reconciliation and political development, Bush said at a White House news conference. “We’re making progress, … but I fully understand those that say we can’t win this thing militarily,” Bush said. “That’s exactly what the United States military says. That’s why it’s very important that we continue...
  • Long-lost, Dangerous Asteroid Is Found Again

    10/15/2007 2:32:17 PM PDT · by blam · 60 replies · 76+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-15-2007 | SETI Institute
    Source: SETI Institute Date: October 15, 2007 Long-lost, Dangerous Asteroid Is Found Again Science Daily — Echoing the re-discovery of America by the Spanish long after an earlier Viking reconnaissance, astronomers have learned that a recently observed asteroid - one that could potentially hit the Earth - was actually first observed nearly a half-century ago. Researchers at the Minor Planet Center of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, MA have confirmed work by SETI Institute astronomer Peter Jenniskens that the recently discovered asteroid 2007 RR9 is in fact the long-lost object 6344 P-L. So far, this object has not yet...
  • SURGEONS SIT, TAXPAYERS PAY

    10/11/2007 8:19:42 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 1 replies · 295+ views
    Nealz Nuze. Radio ^ | October 11, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    The future of our healthcare system in this country can currently be examined in Australia. The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is accusing the Australia's national health service of using "maintenance" as an excuse to not schedule patients for surgery. http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/surgeons-with-nothing-to-do/2007/10/10/1191695991675.html They says that "maintenance" (in non-government speak) means cutting costs by reducing allotted operating time and reducing the number of intensive care beds needed for elective surgery. Surgeons are leaving the government system left and right (good for them!) because they are so fed up with government budget constraints. ARE YOU LISTENING PEOPLE? Here is another case where health...
  • The Assault on National Reason

    09/30/2007 6:59:03 AM PDT · by Obiter Dictum · 73+ views
    Obiter Dictum Blog ^ | September 30, 2007 | Denis Keohane
    Since the Vietnam War era and continuing through the current war in Iraq, we've had a longstanding national discussion about how appeals to emotion can undermine the national will during periods when success or failure in conflict is significantly dependent upon that will. I would suggest that in the same manner that we speak of a 'national will' in a strategic sense, we should also do so regarding a 'national reason'. There has been little or no discussion about how a continuous assault on national reason, intentional or otherwise, can undermine national will.
  • 6-Year-Old Autistic Student Criminally Charged After Alleged Assault

    09/23/2007 7:43:27 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 794 replies · 1,577+ views
    WCPO.com ^ | September 23, 2007 | Lance Barry
    A six-year-old autistic boy has been charged criminally after an incident inside his school where he allegedly assaulted a teacher's aide. It's a story you saw first on 9News. The incident happened earlier this month at Taylor Elementary School in Brooksville, Ky., located in Bracken County. He is in kindergarten at Taylor Elementary, but 9News was told that due to his autism and other conditions, his mental capacity is the equivalent to a child half his age. But despite that condition and his age, it still hasn't stopped a school employee there from holding him accountable: criminally. Whether it's playing...