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  • Bodies Doubled Up Again At Cook County Morgue (Sour economy even hurting dead people)

    10/07/2011 7:28:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Bodies Doubled Up Again At Cook County MorgueOctober 6, 2011 5:42 AM CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County Morgue is once again double-stacking bodies on trays in its cooler. As WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports, at least 30 trays are being stacked on the cooler at the county Medical Examiner’s Office, 2121 W. Harrison St. “We should’ve had a burial in September but we didn’t,” said county Medical Examiner Dr. Nancy Jones. There are several reasons why no burial happened, Jones said. One reason is that the plain wood coffins for unclaimed bodies, which the Medical Examiner’s office calls burial...
  • Dead trees as biomass energy might lift economy

    09/26/2011 1:59:56 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 60 replies
    Daily Sentinel ^ | 9/25/11 | Gary Harmon
    The dead wood of Colorado’s lodgepole pine forest should be harnessed as biomass energy before it becomes fuel for a conflagration, a former Aspen mayor said. One way to do that could be a biomass project in Eagle County, where a Provo, Utah, company is considering construction of a 10-megawatt plant. Dean Rostrom, principal of Evergreen Clean Energy LLC, will discuss plans for a plant at a regional biomass summit from 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Carbondale town hall. The denuded lodgepole forest covering 4.2 million acres is becoming more dangerous, not less, as trees killed by the...
  • Man wins dumpling eating contest, then dies

    09/22/2011 11:01:10 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 59 replies
    KIEV — A 77-year-old Ukrainian man won a jar full of sour cream for coming first in a dumpling eating contest and then promptly died, local media reported on Wednesday. Ivan Mendel ate 10 dumplings in half a minute to win first place and a one-liter jar of sour cream in the contest held in the town of Tokmak in the southeastern Zaporizhya region on September 18, Fakty I Kommentarii newspaper said. Shortly afterwards, Mendel became unwell and died, according to local news websites.
  • Troy Davis executed in Georgia

    09/21/2011 9:10:07 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 114 replies
    (CBS/AP)  JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death. Defiant to the end, he told relatives of Mark MacPhail that his 1989 slaying was not his fault. "I did not have a gun," he insisted.
  • Bosnia: Muslims mutilated dead Serbs soldiers, witness tells tribunal

    09/20/2011 10:39:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    ADN Kronos International ^ | 9/20/11 | Staff
    The Hague - A witness for the prosecution at the trial of wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic told the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal on Tuesday that Muslims in eastern Bosnia mutilated bodies of dead Serb soldiers during Bosnia’s 1992/95 war. The witness, Petko Panic, a Serb, said sixty Serbs were killed at the Glodjansko brdo, near eastern town of Zvornik in the spring of 1992. Their bodies were later found mutilated, some beheaded and circumcised according to Muslim tradition. Panic testified that Muslims were tortured and killed by Serb paramilitary groups, which operated out of Karadzic’s control. “Muslims
  • Gov't Lies About Social Security Hide The Fraud

    09/20/2011 3:38:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 20, 2011 | WALTER E. WILLIAMS
    During the recent GOP presidential debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that Social Security is a "monstrous lie" and a "Ponzi scheme." More and more people are coming to see that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, but is it a lie, as well? Let's look at it. Here's what the 1936 government pamphlet on Social Security said: "After the first 3 years — that is to say, beginning in 1940 — you will pay, and your employer will pay, 1.5 cents for each dollar you earn, up to $3,000 a year. ... Beginning in 1943, you will pay 2...
  • Twitter Users Want Republicans Dead (video)

    09/06/2011 12:30:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/6/11 | TwitterCivility
    All tweets posted to Twitter are public. Therefore, I will not remove this video, names or any details that were publicly available. If you can't stand by your hate, then you should have never said it.
  • Airstrikes More Difficult as War Moves to Tripoli

    08/23/2011 9:16:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 23, 2011 | ERIC SCHMITT and ELISABETH BUMIILLER
    <p>A photograph from July shows a damaged building in Zlitan, Libya, hit by NATO airstrikes. Such bombing has been crucial to the rebels' advance.</p> <p>WASHINGTON — The NATO air campaign that was instrumental in helping the rebels advance into Tripoli is hamstrung in many ways now that the fighting has turned into complex house-to-house urban warfare, American military and allied officials said Tuesday.</p>
  • Gaddafi Dead in Tripoli? (graphic photo)

    08/21/2011 10:44:03 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 22, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Two sons captured as government defenses collapse [pic] Al Jazeera says Gaddafi's forces in his supposed 'stronghold' of Tripoli just fell apart. The 'Gaddafi dead' pic has been circulating on Twitter overnight, looks pretty gruesomely authentic. ________________________________________________________________________ Euphoric Libyan rebels have moved into the centre of the capital, Tripoli, as Muammar Gaddafi's defenders melted away and thousands of jubilant civilians rushed out of their homes to cheer the long convoys of pickup trucks packed with fighters shooting in the air. The rebels' surprising and speedy leap forward, after six months of largely deadlocked civil war, was packed into just a...
  • San Rafael hotel gunman dead; girlfriend found in other room (steel plate placed in front of window)

    08/19/2011 9:37:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/18/11 | Gary Klien
    San Rafael hotel gunman dead; girlfriend found in other roomBy Gary Klien Marin Independent Journal Updated: 08/18/2011 10:24:06 PM PDT An assault suspect who barricaded himself in a San Rafael hotel room was found dead Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. **SNIP** The standoff began Wednesday morning after police learned the United Markets knifing suspect was staying at the hotel. Thomas barricaded himself in the second-floor room and fired a gunshot out the window toward traffic on Interstate 580. Authorities briefly shut down the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, evacuated about 40 hotel guests but not the whole building,...
  • Herman Cain Says He’d Be “Dead” If Obamacare Was In Place When He Had Cancer

    08/19/2011 10:22:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 8/19/11 | Pat Dollard
    The Hill: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said he would “be dead” if “ObamaCare” had been in place when he was diagnosed with cancer. Speaking at a campaign event Thursday in Lexington, S.C., the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza said President Obama’s healthcare plan would have limited his choice of doctors and prevented him from getting necessary medical testing in a timely manner. “If ObamaCare had been fully implemented when I caught cancer, I’d be dead,” Cain said
  • 14,000 People Wrongly Declared Dead Yearly

    08/17/2011 12:55:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    News4Jax ^ | Wednesday, August 17, 2011
    Social Security Admin. Averages 38 Life-Altering Mistakes Per DayMore Americans are being erroneously killed off by the Social Security Administration every day. Of the approximately 2.8 million death reports the Social Security Administration receives per year, about 14,000 -- or one in every 200 deaths -- are incorrectly entered into its Death Master File, which contains the Social Security numbers, names, birth dates, death dates, zip codes and last-known residences of more than 87 million deceased Americans. That averages out to 38 life-altering mistakes a day. While these errors occur online, in the depths of the administration's database, they have...
  • Four dead in State Fair stage collapse

    08/13/2011 7:42:05 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 30 replies
    wthr ^ | 8.1
    INDIANAPOLIS - A stage has collapsed at a concert at the Indiana State Fair. The stage was set up for the Sugarland concert at the state fairgrounds. Rigging for the stage lighting reportedly fell around 8:50 p.m., before the main act took the stage. Police and fire crews believe they have everyone moved from the grandstand. A triage unit has been set up near the Hoosier Lottery exhibit at the fair. Other victims are also being transported to at least two area hospitals. Several ambulances can be seen entering and leaving the area. Fair and emergency officials are planning a...
  • 8 People Dead in Copley Twp

    08/07/2011 12:14:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Newsnet5.com ^ | 8/7/11 | James Pollack
    COPLEY TWP., Oh - Breaking news from Copley Township. Police say eight people are dead after a gunman goes on a shooting rampage Sunday morning. The gunman is among the dead, killed by police after the suspect opened fire on officers. One woman did survive the shooting and is currently at Akron General hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time. Copley Police Chief Michael Mier says the first 9-1-1 call came in around 11 am Sunday morning about shots fired in the area of Schocalog Road and Goodenough Avenue. When officers arrived, they found multiple people shot at at...
  • U.S. New Home Sales Show Unexpected Drop In June

    07/26/2011 8:58:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    RTT News ^ | 7/26/11
    Sales of new homes in the U.S. saw a modest decrease in the month of June, according to figures released Tuesday by the Commerce Department, with the drop in sales coming as a surprise to economists. New single-family home sales came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 312,000 in June, a 1 percent drop from revised figures that showed the May rate at 315,000. Most economists had predicted a slight rebound to an annual rate of 321,000 new home sales. Additionally, the May figures were revised downward from initial reports that showed an annual rate of 319,000.
  • New single-family home sales fall 1% in June

    07/26/2011 9:30:43 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 6 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 7.26.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Sales of new single-family homes fell 1.0% in June as purchases in the Northeast dropped to the lowest level since the government began tracking the data in 1973. Single-family sales fell last month to an annual rate of 312,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected sales to climb to an annual rate of 325,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis. Sales for May were revised slightly lower to an annual rate of 315,000. Sales of single-family homes sank 15.8% in the Northeast and 12.7% in the West. The Midwest saw sales climb 9.5%...
  • SAfrican Man Wakes After 21 Hours in Morgue Fridge

    07/25/2011 1:02:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    http://www.myfoxorlando.com ^ | 07-25-2011 | Staff
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A South African health official says a man awoke to find himself in a morgue fridge — nearly a day after his family thought he had died. Health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said Monday that the man awoke Sunday afternoon, 21 hours after his family called in an undertaker who sent him to the morgue after an asthma attack. Kupelo says the man started yelling, prompting morgue workers to run away in fear. They eventually returned and removed him from the fridge. He was then taken to a nearby hospital and later discharged by doctors who deemed...
  • Al-Qaeda Leader Killed in Yemen

    07/23/2011 2:01:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Senior Al-Qaeda leader Ayed al-Shabwani was killed in fighting in Yemen this week, officials in Yemen announced Thursday. He had been on the government's “wanted” list for some time. Shabwani was among the leaders of an uprising in Yemen aimed at ousting the government and seizing control of the country in the name of Al-Qaeda and Islamist rule. The uprising has so far succeeded in creating an army and establishing its own capital in the southeast of the country. Shabwani was believed to have been killed in an airstrike in January, but was later found to have survived. He had...
  • Prayer for the Dead

    11/20/2007 1:24:45 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 74+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | November 2007 | Bishop Michael J. Sheridan
    The church designates each November as a month dedicated to praying for the dead. The Nov. 2 feast, the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day), is a day of special intercession for all those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (no. 1032) teaches us that prayer for the dead is one of the spiritual works of mercy.Why should we pray for the dead? Isn’t our fate sealed at the moment of our death? What good does prayer do? When we die we are destined for either...
  • Housing starts rise 14.6% to five-month high

    07/19/2011 6:33:34 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 14 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 7.19.11 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — U.S. home builders sharply increased construction in June, according to estimates released Tuesday by the Commerce Department. Housing starts rose 14.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000, the highest level since January, the data showed. Details underlying the June figures were also strong. There was a large increase in starts of multifamily units and a smaller gain in starts of single-family homes, the department reported. Analysts said this will be the new trend in home building as there are more renters than buyers in the market. The report was much better than expected. Economists surveyed...
  • Is Independent Conservative Blogging Dead?

    07/18/2011 3:35:10 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-18-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Today at Right Wing News John Hawkins asks, and sort of answers a question that has loomed in my mind since my own blog, The Looking Spoon, started. From today's post The Slow, Painful Coming Death Of The Independent, Conservative Blogosphere... Bloggers have asked me: So what's the strategy to deal with this? Really, it's simple: Get big or go home. Find a way to dramatically increase the size of your blog, expand into multiple websites that together are big, hook up with someone who's already big, or accept that there isn't much of a future in a small,...
  • Goal is to prevent deaths: Flights home begin for illegal immigrants found in Arizona desert

    07/11/2011 2:58:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star |
    The eighth annual Mexican Interior Repatriation Program will feature one flight a day instead of two and is expected to cost the U.S. government about $10 million. Under the voluntary program, non-criminal Mexican illegal immigrants caught by the Border Patrol in Arizona are offered free flights to Mexico City. From there, they are given bus passes to return to their hometowns. The goal of the annual summer initiative is to prevent illegal immigrants from trying to cross the border again in the hopes of saving lives during the scorching summer months when hundreds die each year in Arizona.
  • Texas set to execute Mexican man despite pleas by U.S. and Mexico

    07/07/2011 3:40:09 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-7-77 | Reuters
    Texas is set to execute on Thursday Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia for the rape and murder of a teenage girl, defying pleas by the Mexican government and President Barack Obama to delay it because his consular rights were violated
  • Fall River Mayor: Body May Have Been In Pool During Two Visits By Inspectors

    FALL RIVER (CBS) — There’s another strange twist after a woman’s body was found floating in a public pool in Fall River, possibly going unnoticed for days. The mayor of Fall River says “that health inspectors from the City visited the pool on Monday and on Tuesday and inspected the facilities,” which was during the time that body was believed to be in the water. Marie Joseph was at the pool on Sunday and hadn’t been seen since. It wasn’t until Tuesday night, when some kids broke into the Veteran’s Memorial swimming pool and found Joseph’s body floating in the...
  • US woman took dead baby shopping

    06/30/2011 9:05:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    CHICAGO - A CHICAGO woman is accused of strapping her baby's corpse into a sling and taking him shopping after killing the three-month old in a drunken rage, local media reported on Wednesday. Ken Blackman Jr had been dead for eight to 14 hours when the woman wrapped up her shopping trip and went to visit a neighbour, who noticed blood on the baby blanket and called 911. Prosecutors told the Chicago Sun Times that Toyrianna Smith, 20, beat and suffocated her baby because he wouldn't stop crying on June 22. She had been drinking vodka at a friend's house...
  • Consumer spending set to restrain second-quarter growth (Obama's Summer Of No Recovery, Version 3.0)

    06/27/2011 10:15:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/27/2011 | Reuters
    Consumer spending was flat in May, breaking a string of 10 straight months of gains, as households struggled with rising prices and automakers failed to deliver the models Americans wanted. When adjusted for inflation, spending slipped 0.1 percent, the Commerce Department said on Monday, falling for a second straight month. The report, which showed underlying inflation quickening, suggested that consumer spending would offer little support to the economy in the second quarter. In the first three months of the year, it advanced at a modest 2.2 percent annual rate. Consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of U.S. economic activity,...
  • 'Columbo' star Peter Falk dead at 83

    06/24/2011 11:38:01 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 73 replies
    Legendary television actor Peter Falk, who was best known for his role as a squinty, rumpled detective in the hit series “Columbo,” has died at the age of 83. Falk died Thursday night at his Beverly Hills home, according to a statement released by family friend Larry Larson. A cause of death has not been released. In 2008, his daughter Catherine Falk, said he had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Falk won four Emmys for his starring role in “Columbo,” a show on which he appeared in 69 episodes. “Columbo” began its history in 1971 as part of...
  • Athens niece thought dead uncle only sleeping

    06/23/2011 6:46:32 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 11 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 06/23/11 | Joe Johnson
    ATHENS, Ga. -- A woman who lived with her uncle in Clarke County didn't realize he was dead for at least two days even though she was unable to wake him and saw fluids seeping from his body, authorities said. Athens-Clarke police ruled out any possibility of foul play but are conducting a thorough investigation of the 59-year-old man's death to ease relatives' concerns, police said. The niece had moved into her uncle's home only a week before he died and relatives worried that the mentally ill teen might have killed him, according to police. "There is nothing criminal that...
  • Jet Plane Crashes in Russia, at Least 38 Dead

    06/20/2011 4:51:02 PM PDT · by Doogle · 16 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 6/20/11 | FOX
    A passenger jet crash-landed Monday on a desolate stretch of road in northwest Russia, killing at least 38 people, the country’s state news agency reported. The plane reportedly took off from Moscow and contained 48 passengers and five crewmembers. It is unclear what brought the plane down about 2 miles from Petrozavodsk airport, its destination, reported Itar-Tass. But the Tupolev-134 plane caught fire and the fuselage was reportedly completely destroyed. Those injured were considered in serious condition. Authorities began an investigation into the crash; early signs point to a mechanical error, Itar-Tass reported, citing a source.
  • WWII Nazi War Criminal Milivoj Asner Dies Free in Austria

    06/20/2011 2:42:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/11 | Chana Yaar
    The once-powerful head of the Croatian police during World War II, Milivoj Asner, has died a free man in Austria at the age of 98. Asner appeared as the fourth person on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's 'Most Wanted' list, and appeared on Interpol's 'Most Wanted' list as well. Nevertheless, he managed to escape extradition from Austria to Croatia, where in 2005 he was indicted for crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Those included his active participation in the deportation of hundreds of Jews, Serbs and Roma (gypsies) to the Nazi death camps. The Austrian government allowed him to stay in...
  • 32 dead in Syria as helicopter gunships fire at protesters

    06/10/2011 2:01:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 6/10/11 | REUTERS AND JPOST.COM STAFF
    Troops round up protesters in border regions as anti-Assad rallies spread from Damascus to Daraa; thousands of refugees flee to Turkey; UN says Assad refusing to take phone calls from Ban Ki-Moon. AMMAN - Syrian helicopter gunships fired machine guns to disperse a large pro-democracy protest in the town of Maarat al-Numaan on Friday, witnesses said, a dangerous escalation of force at the end of a day in which 32 civilians were reported killed by Assad's forces across the country. The gunship use was the first reported use of air power to quell protests in Syria's uprising. The Syrian Observatory...
  • Syrian TV: 12 Dead in Attempts to Cross into Israel

    06/05/2011 10:37:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/11 | Gil Ronen
    Syrian TV reported 12 “Palestinian” Syrian Arabs dead Sunday afternoon as the Arabs attempted to provoke Israel on the anniversary of its victory over their armies in 1967. The IDF and rioters were reported to be playing a cat-and-mouse game since the morning hours, with about 1,000 Arabs standing on ridges near Quneitra and Majdal Shams. Occasionally, dozens of Arabs ran toward the border fence and tried to break through it, then ran back when they came under fire. An anti-tank mine was reported to have exploded in an area that was teeming with rioters. The detonation may have been...
  • Joplin tornado death toll soars to 89 (116 now)

    05/23/2011 3:57:50 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 354 replies
    A massive tornado that ripped through the heart of Joplin Sunday evening killed at least 89 people, emergency officials said at a predawn news conference.
  • Abortion Drug Kills Girl in Portugal, Caused Deadly Infection

    05/16/2011 8:28:08 AM PDT · by julieee · 11 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 16, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion Drug Kills Girl in Portugal, Caused Deadly Infection Lisbon, Portugal -- The dangerous RU 486 (mifepristone) abortion drug has caused yet another death in Europe by subjecting a 16-year-old girl in Portugal to a deadly infection that claimed her life. The infection is the same as one that took the lives of several women in the United States, who used the abortion pill. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/16/abortion-drug-kills-girl-in-portugal-caused-deadly-infection/
  • Married to the mob: the man who married 107 women - and had 185 kids (divorced twelve, nine dead)

    05/14/2011 12:13:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    WA Today ^ | 5/13/11 | Robyn Dixon
    Married to the mob: the man who married 107 women ... and had 185 kidsRobyn Dixon May 13, 2011 He fell in love with his first wife because she was sincere and eager to please. His second wife, a cousin, was irresistible because she did everything he wished and nothing he didn't. "That alone made me love her." His third wife won him because she submitted to his every request. "I saw her, I liked her. I went to her parents and asked for her hand in marriage." Wife No. 4 was very obedient. So was wife No. 5. Wife...
  • I Want To See The Photograph...

    05/05/2011 4:48:26 AM PDT · by The Louiswu · 30 replies
    Me ^ | 5/5/2011 | Me
    I want to see the photograph of a dead Bin Laden because...As an American citizen I have a RIGHT to see the photograph that was taken during an operation carried out in my name. of the 10 years of living with terror alerts. of the 3000 that died on Sept. 11, 2001 I want to look at the photo 3000 times. I am an adult living in a free country and I can decide for myself what I should look at and I don't need, want or deserve some government official deciding for me. I just don't care what Muslims...
  • The Osama Bin Laden Takedown, Tweet By Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

    05/04/2011 7:42:05 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 30 replies
    Mashable ^ | 5/4/2011 | Jolie O'Dell
    Here’s an interesting infographic showing confirmed facts of the raid that ended the life of Osama bin Laden — along with a play-by-play of tweets from @ReallyVirtual, the IT guy who happened to be a couple of kilometers away from the action as it was happening. Social media startup Namesake has handily compiled the information, which includes a pre-raid timeline of intelligence gathering and operation planning as well as a post-raid breakdown of announcements and bin Laden’s burial at sea. For another look at the interaction between the social web and this world news event, check out our roundup of...
  • Osama Bin Laden Is Dead (South Park) (Original Video)

    05/04/2011 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/4/11 | South Park
    The original video of bin laden getting shot in south park Tango Down Tango Down We got him ...
  • Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    05/04/2011 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2011 | Steve Clemons.
    President Obama has decided not to release any photos of Usama bin Laden's dead body, Fox News confirms, amid concern that doing so could inflame sentiment against U.S. troops. The president revealed his decision during an interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes." A U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that Obama had decided against the release. The announcement follows a charged debate on whether the risk might outweigh the benefit if any images or video are released showing bin Laden after he was fatally shot by U.S. forces.
  • Did 'dead' courier betray Osama bin Laden? The White House story doesn't add up

    05/03/2011 7:07:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5/3/11 | Toby Harnden
    There’s a lot about the White House’s account that doesn’t quite add up. I’m not just talking about the changing story that led spokesman Jay Carney to admit: “Even I’m getting confused”. The erroneous details that Osama bin Laden was armed (he wasn’t), that his wife was used as a human shield (she wasn’t), that his wife was killed (she wasn’t) can be put down to over-egging the pudding or, if you’re feeling generous, the fog of war. What I’m talking about is the bigger picture of how bin Laden was discovered and who was killed in that compound. Don’t...
  • Vanity: Can we please agree to warnings before gruesome dead photos are posted, even in a thread?

    05/03/2011 12:53:55 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 61 replies · 1+ views
    self ^ | 5/3/11 | self
    Is it OK to ask for simple "GRAPHIC WARNING" to be said before posting any photos of any gruesome dead bodies? I don't have a problem with them being posted, just would like a warning to be seen BEFORE the photo. If you want to stick a photo of bin Laden or Uday and Qusay, or whomever, especially the bloody ones, can you give the GRAPHIC WARNING and then do this / / / enough times to give someone a chance to not see it, or speed past it? We sensitive people want you to see it and we want...
  • OBL's Death a Victory for the Adults

    05/03/2011 6:20:02 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 25 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5/3/2011 | C. Edmund Wright
    *Snip to the summary*To sum it up, everything we as conservatives believe about our country's defense, the War on Terror, interrogation, special ops / black ops, Gitmo, and the realities of the world was validated. Our ideas won. Our tactics won. An enemy we never hesitated to call out was killed. Everything liberals believe about the same was defeated. They are trying to take credit for a win in a war they never acknowledged with tactics they openly hate. With a childish liberal in the White House, that may not be evident to much of the country at the moment....
  • Fox Affiliate Reports 'President Obama Is Dead' Instead of Osama (Video)

    05/03/2011 1:13:06 AM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5/2/2011 | Lindsay Powers
    The network also flashes "Obama Bin Laden" across its news ticker. A Fox News affiliate declared that President Barack Obama was dead and then flashed along their news scroll that "Obama Bin Laden" had died. While reporting the breaking news Sunday that Bin Laden had been killed in a mansion outside Islamabad, the Fox affiliate said, "President Obama is in fact dead. I'm sorry, Osama Bin Laden."Video here
  • Not everyone believes bin Laden really is dead

    05/02/2011 6:27:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 92 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/2/11 | Robert Burns and Calvin Woodward - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – Knowing there would be disbelievers, the U.S. says it used convincing means to confirm Osama bin Laden's identity during and after the firefight that killed him. But the mystique that surrounded the terrorist chieftain in life is persisting in death. Was it really him? How do we know? Where are the pictures? Already, those questions are spreading in Pakistan and surely beyond. In the absence of photos and with his body given up to the sea, many people don't believe bin Laden — the Great Emir to some, the fabled escape artist of the Tora Bora mountains to...
  • Why We Can Rejoice (but not gloat)...Osama Bin Laden

    Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.(Proverbs 24:17)When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.(Proverbs 11:10)The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.(Psalm 58:10-11)Instant elation has erupted worldwide...
  • Why We Can Rejoice (but not gloat)...Osama Bin Laden

    Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.(Proverbs 24:17)When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.(Proverbs 11:10)The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.(Psalm 58:10-11)Instant elation has erupted worldwide...
  • How does Obama justify his use of information obtained by "torture"?

    05/02/2011 3:48:27 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 21 replies
    Fox News | 5/2/11
    On Fox News this morning, retired NYFD, Tim Brown, stated that the intel that located Bin Laden started under the Bush administration and probably was obtained using interrogation methods Obama condemned. Obama did not only condemn these methods, he called for the release of those captured and held because of them. Now, under Obama, we kill Osama, using information obtained by what Obama calls "torture." How does he justify that? I am elated that Osama is dead but I do not understand Obama's rationale on the point. Obama fails to appreciate that, in the training of our own forces, we...
  • Osama's Son Dead?

    05/01/2011 9:49:45 PM PDT · by HeartlandOfAmerica · 13 replies
    Fox News Channel | 05/01/11 | Bret Baier
    Bret Baier on Fox just said that an 'unamed govt official' reported that one of the 3 killed with Osama was his oldest son. Shaky, but keep an ear open.
  • Osama Bin Laden R.I.H.

    05/01/2011 9:27:07 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-1-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Take a WILD guess what the "H" is for.
  • Strike Kills No. 2 Insurgent in Afghanistan

    04/26/2011 3:15:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 – International Security Assistance Force officials confirmed today that an April 13 airstrike in Kunar province killed the No. 2 targeted insurgent in Afghanistan. Abu Hafs al-Najdi, a senior al-Qaida leader also known as Abdul Ghani, was a Saudi Arabian national who operated primarily from Kunar and frequently traveled between Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials said. He directed al-Qaida operations in Kunar, including recruiting, training and employing fighters, obtaining weapons and equipment, organizing finances and planning attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, officials added. Numerous other insurgents, including Waqas, another al-Qaida leader, Waqas, also were killed in...