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  • Three Young Siblings, Grandfather Among Malaysia Airlines’ Deceased

    07/18/2014 4:06:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 07/18/2014 | staff
    Among the many tragic stories from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is the deaths of 68-year-old Nick Norris and his three young grandchildren. Norris was on the flight with 12-year-old Mo, 10-year-old Evie, and 8-year-old Otis Maslin, accompanying them back to their home in West Australia after a family vacation in Amsterdam. The siblings’ parents, Rin Norris and Anthony Maslin, planned to stay in Amsterdam for a few days, while the children had to return to school.
  • Fifty new Ebola cases and 25 deaths in West Africa - WHO

    07/09/2014 12:45:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-8-2014 | Reuters
    Fifty new cases of Ebola and 25 deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since July 3, as the deadly virus continues to spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
  • Two die trying to recover cell phone from toilet

    06/30/2014 4:39:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    XINXIANG CITY, China (KTRK) -- A cellphone dropped into a public toilet led to the deaths of two people and several injuries following a strange series of events. According to the South China Morning Post, a woman visiting with her husband's family in Xinxiang City, China went to use the public open-pit toilet. She then accidently dropped her brand new $320 cellphone into the sewage-filled hole.
  • U.S. deaths in Afghanistan may have only tenuous link to Bergdahl [The spin is in.]

    06/08/2014 10:58:57 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 6/8/14 | By Andy Sullivan, Phil Stewart and Jibran Ahmed
    WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - The frantic search for Bowe Bergdahl began the moment his comrades discovered he was no longer inside the fragile outpost in a rock-strewn valley in one of the most hostile corners of Afghanistan. Exactly why Bergdahl left is subject to intense scrutiny. But accounts by two Taliban sources as well as several U.S. officials and fellow soldiers raise doubt over media reports that he had sought to join the Taliban, and over suggestions that the deaths later that year of six soldiers in his battalion were related to the search for him. His dramatic release on May...
  • How did 6 die after Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance?

    06/09/2014 9:34:33 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 6-9-2014 | Jack Tapper
    ...Interviews with soldiers familiar with the specific missions in which the six died suggest the charge is complicated -- but not without merit given how much the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment became focused on "PR" -- personnel recovery -- after Bergdahl vanished from his guard post on June 30, 2009. "The fact of the matter is, when those soldiers were killed, they would not have been where they were at if Bergdahl had not have left," said former Sgt. Evan Buetow, Bergdahl's former team leader. "Bergdahl leaving changed the mission." [....] A U.S. official told CNN last week that Pentagon...
  • Judge Jeanine Savages Shinseki: VA Deaths Are Criminally Negligent HOMICIDE

    05/17/2014 7:11:43 PM PDT · by absentee · 28 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/17/14 | Caleb Howe
    "War heroes don't leave men to die."On Saturday night, Judge Jeanine held nothing back in tearing the Obama administration and Shinseki to shreds over the unspeakable failure on the part of our government to care for American veterans seeking, and waiting for, VA medical care. [VIDEO] "You call veterans facing certain death, refused medical care by VA personnel who then create false records so that they can pocket a bonus an 'adverse incident'? It's not an adverse incident, General. It's a homicide. A criminally negligent homicide." Jeanine calls the administration's cover-up an "organized criminal enterprise". She also destroys Democrats for...
  • Cardio link eyed in race deaths at Rock ’n’ Roll half marathon (Two die in Raleigh)

    04/14/2014 2:47:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    News Observer ^ | 4/13/14 | Martha Quillin
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Two runners who died Sunday morning as participants in the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon may fit the profile of the most common fatalities in such events, according to a Duke sports medicine specialist: men in their 30s with pre-existing, undiagnosed cardio abnormalities. Saying the runners’ families wanted privacy, race organizers did not release the names of the men who died or give any indication of their causes of death. “We regret to confirm that two participants passed away at today’s half-marathon,” said Dr. P.Z. Pearce, the event’s medical director. “We are greatly saddened by these tragic losses,...
  • What’s behind epidemic of financial industry suicides?

    03/24/2014 6:31:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/24/2014 | Michael Gray
    A rash of eight financial-industry suicides so far in 2014 has mental-health professionals trying to understand what’s behind it. In late winter many people suffer from depression, but for bankers this is usually offset by finding out how large their bonuses will be. However, compensation across the entire financial sector is down from years past as large firms deal with new rules pinching their bottom lines. The other, more pressing matter for mental health pros is: Why are such a large proportion of these self- murders public affairs? While there are no definitive theories on suicide location, many in the...
  • Once rare, heroin use on the rise (Obama's America)

    03/16/2014 5:51:41 PM PDT · by mgist · 69 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | 3/16/14 | frank Gray
    Once rare, heroin use on the rise More people seek help; police seeing more on street The number of people seeking treatment for heroin addiction has exploded in Allen County in the last five years, according to figures from the Drug and Alcohol Consortium of Allen County. In 2009, of all the people seeking treatment for addictions, less than 1 percent, or about 15 people, were addicted to heroin. That number fell in 2010 to only half a percent of all people with addictions, or less than 10. By 2012, the number of people with addictions who were addicted to...
  • WATCH: Oscars 2014 – ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute Performance TCM Remembers 2013

    03/03/2014 5:01:05 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 8 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | Lauren Weigle
    TCM Remembers 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6gXi67ueD0
  • Evidence Mounts that GM Delayed Recall with Deadly Results

    02/21/2014 2:58:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 21, 2014 | Mark Modica
    New evidence is surfacing that General Motors has known for years about the deadly defects in its vehicles ( as I suggested here last week) that are just now being recalled. The defects have led to the deaths of at least six people and are the basis of an ongoing lawsuit against GM. The deadly recall delay by GM has garnered the attention of Mainstream Media as usually GM-friendly sources like USA Today, The New York Times, CNN Money and even CBS Evening News have rightfully decided that the accusations of deplorable behavior by GM deserve to be shared...
  • Wind Permits Allowing Eagle Deaths Face Blowback

    01/29/2014 1:20:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 23, 2014 | Clare Foran
    **SNIP** Contrary to what some environmentalists say, FWS insists that the permitting process actually works to protect wildlife. "We're not going to issue a permit unless we think there's an overall conservation value," said David Cottingham, senior adviser to the director of the service. But environmentalists remain unconvinced—a stance that has put them at odds with the wind industry, which defends the permitting process as necessary to provide regulatory certainty for wind developers. "Most environmental organizations support the wind industry, but what we're saying right now is just because you're producing clean energy, that doesn't mean you have carte blanche...
  • Court-Martial Set To Start For Navy Supervisor In Connection To 2 Divers’ Deaths

    01/13/2014 8:28:22 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 1 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 1/12/2014 | Michael E. Ruane
    The Navy divers knew it was a risky operation. The Aberdeen “super pond” was deep enough to hold a 14-story building. Its water was black and cold. And the bottom was a tangle of muck and debris. An Army diver had died there a month earlier. And now, with some crucial equipment broken, James E. Reyher said Ryan Harris had to make the dive with scuba gear, and little margin for error. Even for a quick “bounce” dive, scuba tanks would give them only about 11 minutes of air to go down 150 feet and get back up. It was...
  • Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

    11/22/2013 5:47:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/22/13
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement Friday from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at two Wyoming wind farms. **SNIP** As part of the agreement, Duke will continue to use field biologists to identify eagles and shut down turbines when they get too close. It will install new radar technology, similar to what is used in Afghanistan to track missiles. And it will continue to voluntarily report all eagle and bird deaths to the...
  • Report: Are Mormon Missionaries Safe While Serving The Church? [10 deaths]

    10/03/2013 5:22:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 51 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Kathy Farnsworth
    (Salt Lake City, UT) — With ten deaths involving missionaries with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, some are questioning the safety of the church’s youth. The “Salt Lake Tribune” asked the question of church officials, who said missionaries are safe and will continue to serve the church. The church noted three of the deaths were from natural causes, while four died from an illness. There are currently 75-thousand men and women serving the church on a mission worldwide, which is up 28-percent, primarily due to the church lowering the missionary age from 19 to 18.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham to seek authorization for U.S. attack on Iran

    09/18/2013 6:43:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/18/2013 | BYRON YORK
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is one of the strongest advocates of an American military strike against the Assad regime in Syria. He was unhappy when President Obama decided to seek congressional authorization for an attack, and then unhappy when his fellow lawmakers voiced disapproval of the president's plan. Graham believes the diplomatic path chosen by the administration will lead to a debacle.Given all that, Graham now says he will work with a bipartisan group of senators to craft a resolution authorizing the president to use military force -- not against the Syrian regime but against Iran. In an appearance on Fox...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Lies About Gun Deaths

    09/18/2013 9:14:43 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 10 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept 15,2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Mayor Bloomberg of New York has made a claim that 7 children are murdered with a gun every day of the year. (2555) For the purpose of determining children, the numbers are usually ages 1 through 14. But according to Center For Disease Control and Prevention's 2011 National Vital Statistics Report, the number of children murdered between the ages of 1 and 4 are 370 for the country. Murders of children 5 to 14 is 269. And that's all murders, not just gun deaths. Therefore the number of children killed would be less than 1.7 a day.
  • Asking Questions About Benghazi One Year Later

    09/12/2013 12:07:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 9-12-13 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    WASHINGTON — It has now been just over a year since a group of terrorists overwhelmed our diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, and killed four Americans, one of whom was our Ambassador, two of whom were former SEALs. Today we know little more than we did then, despite the bluster of the then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and of President Barack Obama, who has gone on to still other problems. Incidentally, Secretary of State Clinton is now in retirement and ceaselessly roaming the country lecturing for enormous honoraria. She is, according to the press, the “inevitable” Democratic nominee,...
  • Helen Thomas dead at 92

    07/20/2013 10:03:07 AM PDT · by jonascord · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/20/13 10:20 AM EDT | PATRICK GAVIN
    Helen Thomas, a longtime White House journalist whose career covering ten presidents once earned the nickname the “Dean of the White House Press Corps,” died Saturday at 92, the Associated Press confirmed.
  • Tornadoes Tear Through East Texas

    05/16/2013 9:24:14 AM PDT · by LUV W · 27 replies
    Odessa American ^ | May 16, 2013 | Associated Press
    A pack of tornadoes killed at least six people and injured dozens in East Texas Wednesday night. The city of Granbury, southwest of Ft. Worth was hardest hit.
  • When a person dies, what databases/computer systems does the decedent become added to or updated on?

    05/13/2013 5:13:45 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 156 replies
    The Freeper community is so intelligent and comes from a wide variety of backgrounds. I only ask this because I am (partially) stumped by this question. I am working on a project to get information about deaths to the public in a more organized and timely way. This topic may be interest to you, because other than one man in history, we will all go through this at some point. One of the problems is that when you start asking people at hospitals, mortuaries and government questions about this, people tend to clam up, as it is relatively foreboding issue....
  • Mississippi politician and grandmother, 53, 'kills herself' at home of former lawmaker

    03/25/2013 8:35:39 AM PDT · by w4women · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter and AP
    State Rep Jessica Upshaw, 53, is found dead in home of former Rep Clint Rotenberry of a single gunshot wound to the head She is believed to have killed herself Upshaw is the fifth Mississippi lawmaker to die in the last few months Authorities in Mississippi are investigating after a state lawmaker was found dead in a suspected suicide at the home of a former colleague, according to local officials. Republican Rep. Jessica Upshaw, 53, of the 95th District in Diamondhead, was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head in the home of former Rep. Clinton Rotenberry....
  • sermonaudio.com: US Soldier Suicides Outnumber Combat Deaths In 2012

    01/02/2013 1:24:43 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 10 replies
    sermonaudio.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | CBS DC
    American soldier suicides continue to outnumber combat-related deaths in 2012, and the trajectory for soldier suicides continues to get worse. Statistics released by the Department of the Army show that through November potentially 303 active-duty, Reserve and National Guard soldiers committed suicide. As of Dec. 7, Stars and Stripes reports that 212 soldiers have died in combat-related deaths in Afghanistan. The Army set a grim new record of 177 potential active-duty cases with 2012 coming to a close on Tuesday – 64 of these cases remain under investigation, 113 have been confirmed... .
  • KFDM Anchor Bill Leger Killed in Car Crash

    12/23/2012 7:32:31 AM PST · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    mediabistro ^ | 12-23-12 | Chris Ariens
    Bill Leger, an anchor with CBS affiliate KFDM in Port Arthur/Beaumont, TX was killed early yesterday morning in a car accident in Louisiana. According to Louisiana State Police, Leger was driving southbound on a highway near Scott, Louisiana, around 1 am when he failed to negotiate a curve, over-corrected, then rolled his vehicle until it came to a stop in the northbound lane. A driver heading north then hit Leger’s car. That driver has been arrested and booked for DWI. Leger had been a reporter and anchor at KFDM for nearly 20 years.
  • Ryan Freel dies at age 36

    12/23/2012 7:23:28 AM PST · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    espn ^ | 12-23-12 | staff
    Ryan Freel, who played for five teams over an eight-year major league career, was found dead in his Florida home Saturday as a result of a self-inflicted shotgun wound, Jacksonville police said. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said they were treating the 36-year-old Freel's death as a suicide. Freel, who grew up in Jacksonville, last played in the majors in 2009 when he played for four organizations. In June he had been named the baseball coach at St. Joseph Academy in Jacksonville, but the Florida Times-Union reported that he later backed out of the job. The former utility player's best stretch...
  • Ministry guitarist MikeScaccia dies after on-stage collapse.

    12/23/2012 7:18:34 AM PST · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    fasterlouder ^ | 12-23-12 | Darren Levin
    Tragic news out of the US with Mike Scaccia – a member of Ministry and Rigor Mortis – dying after suffering a reported heart attack on stage. Classic Rock reports that Scaccia, 47, collapsed during a Rigor Mortis show at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. He was taken to a local hospital, but died soon after. The show was put on to celebrate the 50th birthday of singer Bruce Corbitt, who paid tribute to his bandmate on Facebook: “My brother is gone! The only reason I am who I am is because of this man. If it wasn’t...
  • More Than 400 Women Have Died From Legal Abortions Since 1973

    11/29/2012 8:38:42 PM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/27/12 | Randy O'Bannon
    Abortion numbers, rates, and ratios for 2009 have been released by the government’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC), indicating significantly fewer abortions than found in the previous year’s report. And while the decrease is most welcomed, the abortion industry likes to act as if women no longer died from abortion once it became legal. In fact, CDC reports that twelve more women died in 2008, the most recent year for which the CDC had data, and more than 400 women have died from legal abortion since 1973. The number of abortions reported for 2009 (784,507) is 41,057 fewer than it...
  • Thinking About the Unthinkable in Libya

    11/02/2012 7:14:43 PM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | November 2, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    Recent claims that an attempt to rescue the American Ambassador in Libya was vetoed by someone high up in the administration raises a disturbing question. Did someone higher up want the Ambassador and/or others at the consulate to die? Investigators need to examine this possibility. One potential problem might be that the action resulted from the same type of "failure to communicate" that caused the death of Canterbury Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170. King Henry II was locked in a long running dispute with Beckett and at some point said something that caused his knights to mistakenly believe the king...
  • Electrical fire at Saudi wedding kills 25

    10/31/2012 6:35:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | October 31, 2012
    At least 25 people have died and 30 others were hurt in a fire at a wedding in eastern Saudi Arabia, officials say. Hundreds were inside the courtyard of a home in the village of Ain Badr, in the Abqaiq region, when the blaze began. A high-voltage power line reportedly fell down and sent sparks flying after it was hit by celebratory gunfire.
  • Democrats War on Women

    10/31/2012 12:40:30 AM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | October 30, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    It isn't unusual for a political group to accuse a rival group of doing what it is doing. This situation occurs because members of the the first group believe whatever they are doing is "right" and whatever the opposition is doing is "wrong". The best example of this phenomena is the standard claim by each party that the other party is getting special interest group support. Democrats have been accusing the Republicans of waging a war on women while ignoring the Democrats own war on women. War involves death and Democrats support policies that increase the death rate of women...
  • Sandy's death toll climbs; millions without power

    10/30/2012 2:30:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | October 30, 2012 | Allen G. Breed and Tom Hays (AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The U.S. death toll climbed to 38, many of the victims killed by falling trees. The full extent of the damage in New Jersey, where the storm roared ashore Monday night with hurricane-force winds of 80 mph, was unclear. Police and fire officials, some with their own departments flooded, fanned out to rescue hundreds.
  • CSX freight train derails in Ellicott City; 2 killed

    08/22/2012 8:36:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2012 | Alex Dominguez (AP)
    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A train hauling coal derailed on a bridge in this city’s historic district, killing two college students who had been drinking together and hanging out on the tracks. Nearly two dozen railroad cars flipped over, including some that fell onto vehicles in a parking lot below the bridge, officials said. The students, both 19-year-old women, posted photos and comments from what appeared to be the bridge shortly before the train derailed around midnight Monday, according to Twitter feeds with the same names as the victims.
  • While my VP gently weeps...

    07/23/2012 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Positive · 2 replies
    AB ^ | 7/23/2012 | Self
    How dramatic, I can just see Biden in Blair House sobbing, blubbering, tears draining as he laments the victims and their loved ones. I can see him feeling badly about this, but really, do we need the drama queen presentation. I think it was Steven Stills who sang "Say what you mean, mean what you say...
  • Storms leave 9 dead in Md., Va. and D.C.; 4 in N.J., Ohio and Ky.

    07/01/2012 7:36:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2012 | David Sherfinski, Tom Howell Jr. and David Hill
    Devastating thunderstorms Friday left nine people in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia dead and hundreds of thousands without power in the region as residents across the area face more extreme temperatures and the possibility of additional thunderstorms this weekend. According to the Associated Press, the storms were blamed for the deaths of six people in Virginia; two in New Jersey; two in Maryland; one in Ohio; one in Kentucky; and one in Washington. More thunderstorms were expected in the D.C. area heading into Saturday night, and triple-digit temperatures were forecast for Sunday with highs expected to reach 100....
  • Eastern U.S. storms leave 2 dead in Va., 2 million without power

    06/30/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2012 | Jeffrey McMurray (Associated Press)
    Violent evening storms following a day of triple-digit temperatures wiped out power to more than 2 million people across the eastern United States and caused two fatalities in Virginia — including a 90-year-old woman asleep in bed when a tree slammed into her home, a police spokeswoman said Saturday. Widespread power outages were reported from Indiana to New Jersey, with the bulk of the service interruptions concentrated on Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas. Earlier Friday, the nation’s capital reached 104 degrees — topping a record of 101 set in 1934.
  • Hundreds Honor "Soul Train" Creator Don Cornelius

    02/16/2012 9:23:55 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Anthony McCartney
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Through music, scripture and song, Don Cornelius was remembered Thursday as the man who elevated black culture and entertainment with his "Soul Train," demolishing barriers of race and culture, and changing American history.
  • Tweeting the word 'drill' could mean your Twitter account is read by U.S. government spies

    12/28/2011 9:18:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ukdailymail ^ | 9:59 AM on 28th December 2011 | Rob Waugh
    The Department of Homeland Security makes fake Twitter and Facebook profiles for the specific purpose of scanning the networks for 'sensitive' words - and tracking people who use them. Simply using a word or phrase from the DHS's 'watch' list could mean that spies from the government read your posts, investigate your account, and attempt to identify you from it, acccording to an online privacy group. The words which attract attention range from ones seemingly related to diseases or bioweapons such as 'human to animal' and 'outbreak' to other, more obscure words such as 'drill' and 'strain'. The DHS also...
  • Seven Dead at Occupy Protests So Far [corrupt national MSM engaging in conspiracy of silence]

    11/18/2011 10:16:56 AM PST · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    American Power Blog ^ | Nov. 11, 2011 | Posted by Donald Douglas
    The dead include (1) a young man who passed away at the Occupy Oklahoma encampment; (2) a woman at Occupy Vancouver overdosed; (3) a protester in Bloomington, Indiana, was found dead; (4) a man was found dead in his tent at Occupy New Orleans; (5) a man shot himself in an encampment at Occupy Burlington in Vermont; (6) a protester was shot dead at Occupy Oakland; and now this death at Salt Lake City brings the grim toll to 7 deaths.
  • Police Say Nine Killed in Deadly Crash at Reno Air Show, as Probe Focuses on Wayward Part

    09/17/2011 6:31:59 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 82 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 9/17/2011 | AP
    RENO, Nev. – The death toll in the crash of a World War II-era plane during a Reno air race rose to nine people Saturday as investigators combed through wreckage and scoured amateur video clips to determine why the aircraft suddenly spiraled out of control and plummeted to the ground near hundreds of spectators. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/17/federal-investigators-looking-into-what-caused-deadly-crash-at-air-show/#ixzz1YGNn9wu6
  • Man falls to his death off Yosemite's Half Dome

    08/24/2011 6:46:24 AM PDT · by socal_parrot · 58 replies
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Yosemite National Park officials are trying to determine why a man fell to his death while climbing Half Dome Monday evening. Park officials tell Action News, search and rescue crews recovered the body of an unidentified man Tuesday morning at the base of the popular dome.
  • Federal officials investigate (six golden) eagle deaths at DWP wind farm

    08/03/2011 9:06:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/3/11 | Louis Sahagun
    Federal authorities are investigating the deaths of at least six golden eagles at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's Pine Tree Wind Project in the Tehachapi Mountains, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday. So far, no wind-energy company has been prosecuted by federal wildlife authorities in connection with the death of birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. A prosecution in the Pine Tree case could cause some rethinking and redesigning of this booming alternative energy source. Facilities elsewhere also have been under scrutiny, according to a...
  • Accidental Gun Deaths 2002-2007

    07/05/2011 10:00:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies · 2+ views
    National Safety Council, CDC ^ | 5 July, 2011 | Marktwain
    The number of fatal firearms accidents for the last six years of record are: 2002 - 762; 2003 - 730; 2004 - 649; 2005 - 630; 2006 - 680. 2007 - 613 I had to hunt a bit for this information, which I think many are interested in. The accidental firearm death rate is down over 94% since 1905. You have to do a bit of work at the link to find the figures in the source.
  • Eight US-led soldiers die in Afghan war: Military

    06/19/2011 6:38:55 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 11 replies
    Google via AFP ^ | June 19th 2011 | AFP
    KABUL — Eight foreign soldiers died in one day in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, including four in a single incident believed to have been a vehicle accident. The four died Saturday of "non-battle related injuries" in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement. That incident, in a region containing many of Afghanistan's bloodiest battlegrounds, came on a day when ISAF said four other foreign soldiers also died in separate insurgent attacks -- three in the south and one in the east. In line with policy, ISAF did not give further details of what happened...
  • Two US soldiers killed in Iraq

    04/23/2011 12:09:35 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 43 replies
    Dawn.com via AFP ^ | April 23rd 2011 | AFP
    BAGHDAD: Two American soldiers have been killed during a mission in southern Iraq, the US military said on Saturday. The fatalities raised to 4,450 the number of US soldiers who have died in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein, according to an AFP tally based on data from an independent website. “Two US service members were killed yesterday (Friday) while conducting operations in southern Iraq,” the military said in a statement without giving any other details. Sixty members of the US military were killed in Iraq in 2010, according to icasualties.org, by far the smallest number...
  • Japanese Declare Crisis at Level of Chernobyl .

    04/12/2011 3:11:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | APRIL 12, 2011. | PHRED DVORAK, JURO OSAWA and YUKA HAYASHI
    TOKYO—The Japanese government raised its assessment of the monthlong crisis at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the highest severity level by international standards—a rating only conferred so far upon the Chernobyl accident. Japan's nuclear regulators said the plant has likely released so much radiation into the environment that it must boost the accident's severity rating on the International Nuclear Event scale to a 7 from 5 currently. That is the same level reached by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the former Soviet Union, which struck almost exactly 25 years ago, on April 26, 1986. "Based on the cumulative...
  • 60% of U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since Obama Was Inaugurated in 2009

    04/04/2011 12:12:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    CNS Newa ^ | 4/4/11 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) – At least 858 U.S. soldiers have died in the Afghanistan war since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009. That equals 60.13 percent of the 1,427 American soldier fatalities so far in the ongoing 10-year war in that country. For March 2011, there were 26 U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan, including 4 non-combat related fatalities. That brought the total combat and non-combat deaths for 2011 (January, February, and March) to 70. Those fatalities include 57 combat-related deaths and 13 non-combat deaths. For the 858 U.S. deaths since Obama’s inauguration, 791 have been combat-related. This means that for...
  • Inconvenient Truth: Wind Energy Has Killed More Americans Than Nuclear

    03/17/2011 12:43:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Inconvenient Truth: Wind Energy Has Killed More Americans Than Nuclear By Lachlan Markay Created 03/17/2011 - 1:43pm By Lachlan Markay | March 17, 2011 | 13:43 There has been quite a bit of hysteria among some major media outlets in the past few days regarding the potential dangers of nuclear power. Some have even suggested that the benefits of nuclear energy do not outweigh its potential dangers to human life. The dangers of nuclear power, while serious, need to be put in perspective. To that end, here's an interesting fact you won't be hearing from the mainstream press: wind energy...
  • Lime 5

    02/02/2011 4:55:10 PM PST · by MsLady · 2 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | April, 1996 | Mark Crutcher
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  • Timeline of recent mysterious bird, fish deaths (something is wrong)

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    01/06/2011 4:51:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 91 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner ^ | January 6, 2011 | Howard Portnoy
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