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  • Painter Thomas Kinkade Drank Heavily on the Night Before He Died

    04/13/2012 6:22:44 PM PDT · by sreastman · 48 replies
    Faith issues ^ | 4/13/2012 | Mark Ellis
    by Mark Ellis, FaithIssues/Godreports Rescue workers who raced to “Painter of Light” Thomas Kinkade’s California home on the morning he died responded to a call concerning an unconscious, 54 year-old man who had been “drinking all night,” according to a report in "The Daily." A Santa Clara County dispatcher was recorded at 11:16 AM last Friday saying that a “54 year-old male, unconscious, not breathing. Apparently he has been drinking all night and not moving … CPR in progress.” Santa Clara County officials would not elaborate. Kinkade was legally separated from his wife, Nanette, and the two had been living...
  • George Zimmerman to Be Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder in Death of Trayvon Martin, AP Reports

    04/11/2012 2:48:09 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 89 replies
    fox news ^ | 4-11-2012 | fox news
    Special prosecutor Angela Corey has decided to bring charges against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.
  • The suicide forest of Japan: Mount Fuji beauty spot where up to 100 bodies are found every year

    04/10/2012 8:12:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4/10/2012 | Lyle Brennan
    The Aokigahara Forest is a lonely place to die. So dense is the vegetation at the foot of Japan's Mount Fuji, it is all too easy to disappear among the evergreens and never be seen again. Each year the authorities remove as many as 100 bodies found hanging at the country's suicide hotspot - but others can lie undiscovered for years. Exactly why so many choose to end their lives in the forest remains something of a mystery, though it has been suggested that the first among them were inspired by a novel set there. Azusa Hayano has studied and...
  • Help Needed - Social Security Benefits Question

    04/08/2012 7:12:19 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 28 replies
    None/Vanity | April 8, 2012 | Me
    Brief Background: My Step-father was killed in a vehicle accident recently (hit head-on by a drunk driver). He and my mother had been married nearly 26 years. He had started drawing Social Security benefits a few years back (full retirement age), though he was still working. My mother, who has paid in to Social Security for many years and is a college teacher recently retired (Texas Teacher Retirement)and they moved back up to MIchigan. She is also "retirement age", but is still teaching essentially "full time". She has been taking care of final stuff - and ran into something she...
  • Rangers Unveil Statue Of Fan Who Died At Game

    04/07/2012 6:48:31 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 22 replies
    CBS 11 - DFW ^ | 4/6/12 | AP
    ARLINGTON (AP) - Nine months after a Texas Rangers fan died after falling over an outfield railing at a game, his 7-year-old son helped unveil a statue Thursday honoring his father and others who love America’s pastime. The life-size bronze statue depicts Shannon Stone and his son, Cooper, wearing baseball caps. They are holding hands and looking at each other as if they’re talking. The inscription reads: In memory of Shannon Stone and dedicated to all fans who love the game. “Today is a celebration of spirit, family and love of the game,” Rangers President Nolan Ryan said. “This bronze...

    04/06/2012 10:57:50 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot
    Robert Drobot | Anno Dómini 6 April 2012 | Most Holy Trinity
    † IN PASSIONE ET MORTI DOMINI ~ The Passion and Death of Christ Jesus † † Statio ad S. Crucem in Ierusalem ~ Station at Holy Cross in Jerusalem † Color: Nigrum ~ Black Vestments I Classis ~ First Class Observance 6 April 2012 Anno Dómini D uring the late Middle Ages, when heathen muslim occupation of the Holy Land prevented devout pilgrims from visiting Christianity's Most Sacred Sites, the faithful made replicas of those Holy Sites in Western and Eastern Europe, where they would come to pray.Roman Catholics sought greater detail about the Passion of the Lord, beyond...
  • Bristow daycare death leads to two arrests

    03/17/2012 5:39:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    wjla abc7 ^ | March 8, 2012 | JummyOlabanji, Tom Roussey, Kris Van Cleave
    Two women were charged with child endangerment in the case of a 3-month-old baby who died after being found unconscious in a daycare center in Bristow Thursday afternoon.Prince William County Police charged daycare providers Yolanda Gracelia Larin, 50, of Manassas and Mirna Mendez-Vasquez, 42, of Woodbridge on Thursday following the death reported in the daycare in Bristow. Both women are charged with five counts of child endangerment. The child, now identified as Teagan Sample, was found unconscious in the daycare and then later died in the hospital. An autopsy revealed no signs of foul play, officials said. Officials from Immigration...
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Dog Rescued From Death Row Dedicates Her Life to Disabled Boy.

    03/05/2012 6:23:51 AM PST · by rawhide · 7 replies ^ | 2-2-12 | By Jocelyn Heaney
    Juno, an abandoned Belgian Malinois, was three days away from being euthanized at an animal shelter in East Tennessee when Chester Hembree saw her picture on the shelter website. “I had the feeling in my gut that I had to go see this dog,” Hembree recalls. Unlike Juno’s original owners, Hembree, a former law enforcement officer, understood the Malinois breed, reports Global Animal. “I used to help with the training of police K-9s, and our dogs were Belgian Malinoises,” he says. “I loved their desire to work and their ‘never quit’ attitude.” Hembree needed Juno’s work ethic and dedication. He’d...
  • More horses found starving, dead

    03/05/2012 4:31:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Local 10 ^ | 3/4/2012
    Nearly a dozen horses were found emaciated and starving in a rural area in southwest Miami-Dade. By the time the horses were found, several more had already died. Of the 11 horses found, the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals confirmed that one of them was a race horse. From a tattoo on the horse's lip, the SPCA was able to identify it as "Moon's Treasure." The horse's last race was at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens on Jul. 8, 2011. Moon's Treasure had to be taken by van off the track, which the SPCA...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio: I Spoke with Andrew Breitbart Shortly Before he Died

    We need to slam these conservative talk shows this week with this information. If the pressure is not on them.. They will not let other know. TAKE A STAND PEOPLE! It is our time Spread this video!
  • Chinese woman, 95, comes back to life by climbing out her coffin six days after she 'died'

    03/04/2012 4:40:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/04/3012 | By CHRIS PARSONS
    A 95-year-old Chinese woman thought to have passed away stunned her neighbours - after waking up six days after she had been placed in a coffin. Li Xiufeng was found motionless and not breathing in bed by a neighbour two weeks after tripping and suffering a head injury at her home in Beiliu, Guangxi Province. When the neighbour who found her could not wake the pensioner up, they feared the worst and thought the elderly woman had passed away. She was placed in a coffin which was kept in her house unsealed under Chinese tradition for friends and relatives to...
  • CA death penalty poll shows dramatic consensus (The vast majority want it)

    03/02/2012 10:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Longtime readers know that I personally oppose the death penalty, and that mine is a minority opinion around here — and I’m comfortable with that. If I wasn’t, I might look for moral support from one of the most hopelessly liberal states in the country, my native state of California. Surely, if one state would have an electorate opposed to the death penalty, it would be the one who keeps cluelessly electing Democrats in a near-one-party government despite thundering towards fiscal and economic collapse. Right?Wrong: By 2:1, CA Voters Back Death Penalty: 61% of registered voters from the state of...
  • Andrew Breitbart Just Another Weird Death

    Movie: Michael Clayton show how govt does heart attack deaths
  • Jerome Corsi says Andrew Breitbart's last interview was of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    03/03/2012 7:10:34 AM PST · by OUTKAST · 20 replies
    Fokls THIS IS THE ISSUE Nothing else matters at this point Screw Glenn Beck Screw Hannity SCREW EVERY TALK SHOW LOOKING FOR A CHECK. It is up to the American people to stand just like they did in the beginning George Washington's third war vision in full effect.
  • Governor Sarah Palin Honors Andrew Breitbart

    03/02/2012 3:03:51 PM PST · by onyx · 26 replies
    We are all stunned and saddened by the news of Andrew Breitbart’s passing. Andrew was a warrior who stood on the side of what was right. He defended what was right. He defended the defenseless.It is so sad to consider his four young children who have lost their dad. All our prayers are with his family now. May God comfort his wife and children.Many of us will have life-long memories of our work or encounters with Andrew. May we draw on those to help forward the cause of fighting for what is right. For me, just one of those...
  • Pressure is on Senate after (bipartisan) House kills healthcare law's ‘rationing board’

    03/02/2012 2:19:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/29/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Pressure is on Senate after House kills healthcare law's ‘rationing board’By Julian Pecquet - 02/29/12 08:35 PM ET The Senate is under increasing pressure to bring up legislation repealing a key part of President Obama’s healthcare law. A House subpanel on Wednesday easily approved a measure to repeal a Medicare cost-cutting panel derided by Republicans as a “rationing board.” Two Democrats — including the panel’s ranking member — crossed the aisle and joined Republicans in voting to nix the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The lopsided 17-5 vote underscored the bipartisan support for repealing the board, which Obama has made...
  • Liberals celebrate death of Andrew Breitbart

    03/01/2012 8:32:27 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 81 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington ^ | March 1, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    As news broke this morning of the tragic death of Conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart, liberals celebrated the news on Twitter. The most influencial tweet came from Slate's Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), who tweeted: "Conventions around dead people are ridiculous. The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart dead."
  • Liberals celebrate death of Andrew Breitbart

    03/01/2012 8:32:11 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington ^ | March 1, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    As news broke this morning of the tragic death of Conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart, liberals celebrated the news on Twitter. The most influencial tweet came from Slate's Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), who tweeted: "Conventions around dead people are ridiculous. The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart dead."
  • Monkees star Davy Jones dies at 66

    Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees has died of a heart attack at 66, the medical examiner's office in Martin County, Fla., has confirmed to NBC News. A statement issued by the medical examiner's office says that Jones complained Wednesday morning that he wasn't feeling well and was having trouble breathing. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No suspicious circumstances surrounded his death, and his family has been notified. He is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters.
  • Verizon Drops Muslim TV Channel Whose Owner Beheaded His General Manager

    02/24/2012 8:12:31 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-24-2012 | Jim Edwards
    Verizon Drops Muslim TV Channel Whose Owner Beheaded His General Manager Jim Edwards Febuary 24, 2012Bridges TV anchor Samatha Azzar Verizon will drop the Muslim cable channel Bridges TV on March 14, almost a year to the day after the channel's owner was sentenced to life in prison for beheading his wife, who was also the station's general manager. The murder occurred at Bridges TV's studio in 2009, six days after Aasiya Hassan told her abusive husband Muzzammil she was divorcing him. Muzzammil Hassan, the channel's founder, then lured his wife to the studio where he stabbed her 40 times...
  • Health care reform ready to hit Vt House floor

    02/24/2012 5:16:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies ^ | 2/22/2012
    A hotly debated issue-- health care reform-- will hit the House floor... Gov. Peter Shumlin defended the bill Wednesday, saying it abides by President Barack Obama's health care reform law and puts Vermont on track toward single-payer care in the future.
  • 2 charged in death of Ala girl forced to run

    02/23/2012 12:22:09 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/23/2012 | JAY REEVES
    Roger Simpson said he looked down the road and saw a little girl running outside her home but didn't give it another thought. Police, however, said the man witnessed a murder in progress. Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. Severely dehydrated, the girl had a seizure and died days later. Now, her grandmother and stepmother who police say meted out the punishment were taken to jail Wednesday and face murder charges. Witnesses told deputies Savannah was told to run and...
  • 3 killed in Cascades avalanche; snowboarder dies at Alpental

    02/19/2012 4:23:02 PM PST · by RitchieAprile · 4 replies ^ | Feb 19, 2012 at 1:08 PM PST | KOMO Staff
    STEVENS PASS, Wash. - Three people were killed Sunday in a deadly avalanche near Stevens Pass that swept down on three group of skiers, officials said. And in a separate incident, a snowboarder was killed Sunday at Alpental after plunging over a cliff.
  • They Weren’t On Good Terms

    02/01/2012 7:38:20 PM PST · by WXRGina · 16 replies
    For Freedom – Galatians 5:1 ^ | January 26, 2012 | Michael Day
    I was recently asked to pray about the death of a woman’s sister. I had not known the person who died, but because the tragic circumstances of this family’s loss are all too common, I feel compelled to write on the subject of death. Out of respect for their privacy, I will not identify them. But their situation is universal, and my message is for everyone. The woman was in declining health. By the time her sister got there, she had passed away. There was no time left to say good-bye; no time left to say I love you, I...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PURGATORY, 01-30-12

    01/30/2012 9:48:00 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies ^ | 01-30-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PURGATORY The place or condition in which the souls of the just are purified after death and before they can enter heaven. They may be purified of the guilt of their venial sins, as in this life, by an act of contrition deriving from charity and performed with the help of grace. This sorrow does not, however, affect the punishment for sins, because in the next world there is no longer any possibility of merit. The souls are certainly purified by atoning for the temporal punishments due to sin by their willing acceptance of suffering imposed...
  • 'Welcome Back, Kotter' Star Dead At 60

    01/27/2012 1:47:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies ^ | 1/27/2012 | Stephanie Goldberg, CNN
    (CNN) -- Robert Hegyes known for his role as Juan Epstein on the '70s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died on Thursday. He was 60. Hegyes was transported via ambulance from his home in Metuchen, New Jersey, Thursday morning, and was in full cardiac arrest by the time he reached the hospital, Steven Weiss, a spokesman for the JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey, confirmed to CNN. "He was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived there," Weiss said. Hegyes' brother, Mark Hegyes, told The Star-Ledger that the actor had suffered a heart attack a couple of years ago and was...
  • Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 5

    01/22/2012 4:44:17 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 194 replies
    NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center ^ | 1/22/12 | SPC office
  • Girl, 6, dies after being shot with pellet gun in Georgia

    01/21/2012 5:23:08 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 21, 2012
    Girl, 6, dies after being shot with pellet gun in Georgia Published January 21, 2012 | A six-year-old girl died Friday afternoon after being accidentally shot in the throat with a pellet gun at her home in Peachtree City, Ga. Peachtree City police responded to the incident with fire and rescue crews shortly after noon local time and paramedics treated the unconscious girl at the scene. She was rushed to Piedmont Fayette Hospital in nearby Fayetteville, roughly 30 miles south of Atlanta, where she later died. Police said they were not planning on releasing details about who shot the...
  • Inspiration always has an intersting source...(VANITY)

    01/17/2012 4:20:55 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 3 replies
    January 17th, 2012 | self
    There are times in one’s life that a person is inspired to write down recollections, experiences and events in their lives, when someone who was behind a lot of your recollections, experiences and events passes away… My grandmother, Gertrude Payne Williams passed away this afternoon in Tyler, Texas after almost 97 years on this earth…I was the first of 9 grandchildren who was to be rightfully subjected to a realistic and conservative counsel, that is now complete…We will not have her wit, her drive and her wisdom to counsel us anymore…What we have is what we take for the rest...
  • Following The Truth: Layoffs, Death and Preparation [Catholic and Open]

    01/14/2012 11:26:04 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | Jan 7th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Layoffs, Death and PreparationJan 7th, 2012 by Gary Zimak.  A man must always be ready,for death comes when and where God wills it.(St. John Neumann)Several weeks ago, an email was sent from the president of our company.  He spoke of the need for a reduction in staff and informed us that a layoff would take place on or before a certain date.  Immediately upon receiving this email, people began to do one or more of the following: Worry that they would be one of those laid off. Prepare for a possible layoff by updating their resumes and exchanging email addresses....
  • Following The Truth: Contemplating Death [Catholic and Open]

    01/11/2012 11:08:39 AM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Following the ^ | Jan 5th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Contemplating Death Jan 5th, 2012 by Gary Zimak. “Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori” (“Time Flies, Remember Death”) -  a motto of the Knights of ColumbusI know it’s not a popular activity, but meditating upon the realities of death is extremely important to our spiritual well being.  If we desire to lead a good, holy life and live forever in Heaven, thinking about our death is imperative.  Why?  Because doing so reminds us that the temporal things of this life will pass and that we will be judged on how we lived our life.  That judgment, occurring immediately after we die, will determine...
  • US argues it is immune from STD experiment lawsuit

    01/10/2012 6:02:25 PM PST · by Robert Drobot · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | A.D. 10 January 2012 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration argued Monday that Guatemalans unknowingly exposed to sexually transmitted diseases by U.S. researchers in the 1940s cannot sue the United States, no matter how shameful and unethical the studies were.In its first response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the experiment's subjects, the Justice Department late Monday said sovereign immunity protects federal health officials from litigation stemming from the study. The experiment conducted in the 1940s exposed Guatemalan prostitutes, prisoners, mental patients and soldiers with STDs to test the effects of penicillin. The studies were conducted without the test subjects' consent.
  • Iranian news reports American-born man sentenced to death (spying for the CIA)

    01/09/2012 6:19:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/09/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Iranian news reports American-born man sentenced to deathBy Alicia M. Cohn - 01/09/12 08:35 AM ET Iran has sentenced an American-born man to death on charges of spying for the CIA, according to reports on Monday. The Iranian government announced Monday it found Amir Mirza Hekmati guilty for "cooperating with the hostile country and spying for the CIA," a crime that carries a death sentence in Iran, according to the New York Times. The announcement of his sentence was made by Fars, Iran's semiofficial news agency. Fars also aired what seemed to be a confession by the alleged. According to...
  • (History changed by act of mercy?) How a four-year-old Adolf Hitler was saved from certain death ...

    01/05/2012 7:09:05 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 6th January 2012 | Allan Hall
    Revealed: The priest who changed the course of history ... by rescuing a drowning four-year-old Hitler from death in an icy river * Future Fuhrer was plucked from certain death by boy who grew up to join the church * German newspaper from 1894 reveals incident It may be the most devastating act of mercy in history. A newspaper report chronicling how a boy of four was saved from drowning has surfaced in a German archive. The child – who historians believe could have been Adolf Hitler – was plucked from the icy waters of the River Inn in Passau,...
  • Mom remembers daughters killed in Christmas Day blaze, calls tragedy 'incomprehensible'

    01/05/2012 4:38:44 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-5-12 | REUVEN FENTON
    Calling the Christmas Day fire that killed her three daughters and parents "incomprehensible," fashion ad exec Madonna Badger told hundreds of people packed in a Fifth Avenue church this morning that she'll never forget her family. "Why did this happen to my parents and my children and why now? Nothing will bring my babies back," Badger told mourners during an emotional eulogy at St. Thomas Church. Badger's parents and daughters died in the predawn blaze that swept through her Stamford, Conn. mansion. Badger, dressed all in black, wept as she bravely addressed the crowd of some 1,000 mourners to talk...
  • Sick Teens Video Goes Viral After Death

    12/29/2011 8:03:07 AM PST · by jilliane · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | 12-29-2011 | Ben Breedlove
    Ben Breedlove, 18, succumbed to a heart condition on Christmas night
  • N.Korea Says Kim Jong-il Was Alive Until the Night of Dec. 16

    12/26/2011 8:57:19 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 12/26/11
    N.Korea Says Kim Jong-il Was Alive Until the Night of Dec. 16 Kim Jong-il was alive signing official documents until the night of Friday, Dec. 16, North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun daily claimed Sunday. "At the late hour of 9:13 p.m., one worker received a document signed by the general." The daily added Kim foresaw problems in the distribution of herring and pollack to Pyongyang residents to celebrate the New Year and signed the document to ease obstacles. It is unusual for the official media to go into such detail, suggesting that the paper was indirectly trying to counter suspicions...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il - Indication of Deteriorating Health Emerged Since Sept.

    12/22/2011 10:33:04 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 12/23/11
    /being my excerpts Kim Jong-il - Indication of Deteriorating Health Emerged Since Sept. Sources from Dandong, “Many reputable foreign doctors went to Pyongyang in Sept.” Since last September, three months before N. Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s death, there were indications that his health was deteriorating. According to what sources on N. Korea in Dandong, China, said on Dec. 23, many reputable foreign doctors from Hungary, France, and China went to Pyongyang via China. One source said, “Those doctors were all heart specialists. It is my understanding that they went there in a hurry at N. Korea's request.” Another source said,...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il 'Collapsed Last Thursday'

    12/22/2011 9:34:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 12/23/11
    Kim Jong-il 'Collapsed Last Thursday' North Korean leader Kim Jong-il collapsed on Dec. 15, two days before North Korea says he died, according to intelligence the South Korean government has received from Japan. The collapse was grave enough for top North Korean officials to convene an emergency meeting, though whether he died then or later is not known. Seoul apparently received the information from Japan after his death was announced at noon on Monday. A source on Thursday said a Japanese official attended an international seminar in Pyongyang hosted by North Korea's Asia Pacific Peace Committee, and on the morning...
  • N. Korea: Park Sung-young “Intelligence on ‘Kim jong-il’s Death’ Ignored on Dec. 17”

    12/22/2011 2:21:46 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 12/22/11
    /begin my excerpts Park Sung-young “Intelligence on ‘Kim jong-il’s Death’ Ignored on Dec. 17” 2011.12.22 An allegation has emerged which accuses Presidential Office of ignoring intelligence on Kim Jong-il’s death sent by NIS(S. Korean intelligence agency) on Dec. 17. Park Sun-young, a legislator of Liberty Frontier Party, in a telephone conversation with Yonhap News as well as in the emergency question session at National Assembly, claimed, “A White House figure tipped the intelligence off to Mr. Kim, a senior official at Foreign Ministry on the morning of Dec. 17, but he failed to relay it to his superior. NIS also...
  • Christopher Hitchens: Godlessness Is Not Great — How Atheism Poisons Everything

    12/20/2011 9:15:48 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 209 replies · 2+ views
    The New American ^ | Monday, 19 December 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    In writing this piece, I’m reminded of a little exchange between the late William F. Buckley and friend and fellow National Review writer Florence King. Buckley had just penned some less-than-flattering words about a recently deceased person of prominence whose name escapes me, and King chided him, saying something to the effect that he had broken ground in journalism: the “attack-obit.” Buckley’s response was, “Wait till you see the obituary I have planned for you!” And in writing this critical article about bon vivant Christopher Hitchens in the wake of his death this past Thursday, I expect some ridicule as...
  • Character actor Dan Frazer dies in NY at age 90

    12/18/2011 7:18:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    AP ^ | December 18, 2011
    NEW YORK — Veteran film and television actor Dan Frazer, best known for his role as Captain Frank McNeil on the long-running 1970s television series "Kojak," has died in New York. He was 90.
  • Kim Jong-il is dead [Main Thread]

    12/18/2011 7:13:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 959 replies · 2+ views
    Kim Jong-il is dead
  • Marin judge rejects lethal injection procedures

    12/17/2011 8:57:24 AM PST · by KingofZion · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 17, 2011 | Paul Elias
    A judge tossed out California's newly adopted lethal injection procedure on Friday, throwing the state's already stalled capital punishment system into further doubt. Marin County Superior Court Judge Faye D'Opal, finalizing a tentative ruling she issued a day earlier, said prison officials failed to properly explain why they rejected a one-drug process using only a barbiturate when one of their experts recommended it as being superior to the three-drug mixture that was adopted to execute inmates. *** Prison officials will now either have to appeal or again revise their lethal injection procedures and submit them to public comment, a process...
  • Probe into Florida A&M (band) death uncovers possible 'financial irregularities'

    12/15/2011 9:05:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/15/11
    Probe into Florida A&M death uncovers possible 'financial irregularities'By the CNN Wire Staff updated 5:41 AM EST, Thu December 15, 2011 **SNIP** "It became apparent (from) some of the people that we interviewed (that) the financial irregularities had to do with the band travels and other sports and administrative components of the university," he said. "To say it's systemic would be premature, but I will say again, it's not just isolated to this one program (band) that we're primarily dealing with today," Bailey told CNN. His department sent letters Tuesday to the heads of the university board and the state...
  • Culture at FAMU targeted

    12/11/2011 12:16:27 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 12-11-11 | Ernie Suggs
    TALLAHASSEE — Julian White had a bad feeling about Orlando. The longtime director of Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 had just suspended 26 members of his renowned band for repeatedly hazing Bria Hunter, a 112-pound, 18-year-old freshman clarinet player from Decatur. Hunter, a graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School, was beaten so badly over a three-week period in the fall that she required hospitalization, suffering a broken leg and damaged knee. The incident led to high-level discussions between the band director and university officials about Marching 100’s immediate future, according to White’s attorney, Chuck Hobbs of Tallahassee. White argued in...
  • How Doctors Die

    12/07/2011 1:11:20 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 173 replies
    Zocalo ^ | 11/30/2011 | Ken Murray
    Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, and the diagnosis was pancreatic cancer. This surgeon was one of the best in the country. He had even invented a new procedure for this exact cancer that could triple a patient’s five-year-survival odds—from 5 percent to 15 percent—albeit with a poor quality of life. Charlie was uninterested. He went home the next day, closed his practice, and never set foot in a hospital again. He focused on spending time with family and feeling as...
  • Obama Supporters Worried He May Grant Contraception Exemptions to Catholic Hospitals

    11/29/2011 1:31:48 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 47 replies
    ABC - Political Punch ^ | Nov 29, 2011 | Jake Tapper
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