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  • How Real Are Your Ashes? Five Meanings of the Ashes We Receive Today

    02/10/2016 7:39:44 AM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-09-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Real Are Your Ashes? Five Meanings of the Ashes We Receive Today Msgr. Charles Pope • February 9, 2016 • Photo Credit: Jaclyn Lippelmann for the Catholic Standard.As a boy, I remember wondering why so many people liked to rush to Church to get ashes smudged on their foreheads. Frankly, I had some revulsion at the idea of having dirty ashes smeared on my forehead. I didn't like it at all and would secretly rub them off when no one was looking. Today, though I'll admit I still don't like it too much, I behave myself and don't...
  • Hillary Clintons Empire of Dirt

    09/22/2015 4:40:52 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/22/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The more she castigates others, the more she convicts herself. What have I become? My sweetest friend. Everyone I know Goes away in the end. You could have it all, My empire of dirt. I will let you down. I will make you hurt. Hurt, Nine-Inch Nails For nearly 40 years, Bill and Hillary Clinton have crafted joint power careers. But in the end, what have they become? What is left but their front foundation, their Soros-funded surrogates, and their lock-step loyalists in other words, their empire of dirt? Hillary Clinton just released a brief video about the...
  • Space Imaging Satellite shot of Sadam intl ( pre good guys takeover )

    04/06/2003 12:17:11 PM PDT · by 1poedpatriot · 10 replies · 198+ views
    http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/iraq/saddam_aprt.jpg
  • Slow Action at Eldora (Vanity)

    07/22/2015 7:28:37 PM PDT · by noprogs · 24 replies
    Self | 7-22-15 | noprogs
    Ho hum. NASCAR brought its Camping World Truck Series to Eldora Speedway today, and it's like watching 300 lb women mud wrestle. In the search for "parity", NASCAR has absolutely ruined this sport with their silly rules. Let it be known, THE ONLY EQUALIZER IN RACING IS POVERTY! I have been involved with a few cars at the WORLD 100, know the track, stepped it off, etc. and this is a pitiful display. I feel sorry for those drivers having to force those machines around that wonderful track. Honestly, there are Street Stocks in the immediate vicinity of Bellfontaine and...
  • How 'House of Cards' Writer Beau Willimon Got the Inside Dirt on D.C. [Worked for 3 Dems]

    03/28/2015 4:36:38 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 29 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/26/13 | Jordan Zakarin
    ...[Writer Beau] Willimon, then in his 20s, became one of many young people to devote themselves to Vermont Gov. Howard Deans Beltway-assaulting run for the 2004 Democratic nomination for president... He was a student at Columbia in 1998, wilting in the New York heat while studying Greek classics at the uptown Ivy, when Carson -- coming off an internship with George Stephanopoulos -- tempted him with tales of his work on a Senate campaign. Congressman Chuck Schumer, a gregarious Democrat from Brooklyn, was a longshot in the partys primary, but Stephanopolous assured Carson that he would win. Carson started out...
  • Matt Drudge says spending bill passed because NSA has 'dirt' on John Boehner

    12/14/2014 3:35:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 172 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/14/14 | Eddie Scarry
    Matt Drudge of the influential Drudge Report news aggregation site expressed discontent over a federal spending bill that passed with votes from both Republicans and Democrats in the House. The $1.1 trillion spending bill that runs through September 2015 is now up for a vote in the Democratically-led Senate. Many conservatives, including Drudge, are upset that the bill funds both Obamacare and President Obama's immigration executive orders. "Obama got EVERYTHING," Drudge tweeted Friday. "NSA dirt on Boehner must be incredible. Chicago wins."
  • Antidepressant Microbes In Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy

    08/11/2014 2:42:20 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 34 replies
    Gardening Know-How ^ | May 15, 2014 | Bonnie L. Grant
    Prozac may not be the only way to get rid of your serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain and are without side effects and chemical dependency potentials. Learn how to harness the natural antidepressant in soil and make yourself happier and healthier. Read on to see how dirt makes you happy. Natural remedies have been around for untold centuries. These natural remedies included cures for almost any physical ailment as well as mental and emotional afflictions. Ancient healers may not have known why something worked but simply that it did. Modern scientists...
  • Larry Flynt offers $1M for dirt on lawmakers, government officials

    03/04/2012 1:04:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/04/12 | Vicki Needham
    Larry Flynt offers $1M for dirt on lawmakers, government officialsBy Vicki Needham - 03/04/12 01:28 PM ET Larry Flynt is on the trail for any dirt on congressional lawmakers and government officials. The Hustler magazine publisher placed a full-page ad in Sunday's Washington Post, offering upward of $1 million for any information about "infidelity, sexual impropriety or corruption concerning a U.S. senator, congressperson or prominent government official." The ad says sources with documented evidence would be paid if Flynt publishes the "verified story." He is asking for submissions by phone or email. In September, Flynt went after former Republican presidential...
  • Facebook IPO Filing: All the Dirt

    01/28/2012 3:23:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/28/12
    Facebook IPO Filing: All the DirtWall St. Cheat Sheet 4 hours ago The much anticipated initial public offering for Facebook could be filed for as early as Wednesday. But as for the actual date for the IPO, an anonymous source says, timing is still being discussed. The article reports that the estimated valuation for the company will be between $75 and $100 billion, raising $10 billion. **SNIP** Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in February of 2004. The website claims more than 800 million members and has changed the way the world communicates. According to Dealogic, a $10 billion Facebook offering...
  • NYT Asks Readers to Help Dig Up 'Interesting and Newsworthy' Palin Emails (AKA Anti-Palin Dirt)

    06/09/2011 2:32:24 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 88 replies
    Times Watch ^ | A.D. 09 June 2011 | Clay Waters
    Early Thursday afternoon, Derek Willis posted on the papers "Caucus" blog a request surely enticing to the papers online liberal readership: "Help Us Investigate the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records." Ken Shepherd at NewsBusters says enlisting newspaper readers to pore through the email trove "indirectly amounts to free oppo research for the 2012 Obama campaign." On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palins e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska. Times reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of reviewing the e-mails, which we will be posting...
  • Obama digging up dirt on potential opponent Chris Christie

    05/23/2011 5:11:03 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 75 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Last Updated: 5:40 AM, May 23, 2011 Posted: 2:05 AM, May 23, 2011 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    "'He is not running, and he is not cracking the door open even a little bit.' Gov. Chris Christies spokesman Mike DuHaime" EXCLUSIVE President Obama's re-election campaign is trying to dig up dirt in the Garden State. Despite New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's repeated pronouncements that he will not seek the GOP presidential nomination, Obama operatives are compiling a dossier of what they call "opposition research" -- material that could be used to damage Christie if he changes his mind, The Post has learned. The Obama campaign is trying to keep its efforts from public view, concerned they...
  • Why Everything Is Dirtier

    05/11/2011 6:31:29 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 85 replies
    von Mises Institute ^ | 5.5.11 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    I'm old enough to have a vague memory of clothes so white that they were called bright. This happened despite the absence of additives the ridiculous varieties of sprays and bottles and packets that festoon our cabinets today and that we throw into the wash to try to boost the cleaning power of our pathetic machines and increasingly useless laundry soap. Then, the other night, I experienced an amazing blast from the past. I added a quarter cup of trisodium phosphate (TSP) and otherwise "treated" nothing. The results were nothing short of mind-boggling. Everything was clean clean in...
  • O'Donnell nonprofit failed to file required tax forms (The Democrats are scared & desperate)

    09/30/2010 9:12:29 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 23 replies
    MSNBC (AP) ^ | 9/30/10` | Ben Evans
    A nonprofit evangelical group founded and run by Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware is at risk of losing its tax-exempt status for failing to file required federal tax forms. IRS documents reviewed by The Associated Press show the group Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth is on a list of organizations threatened with revocation of its nonprofit status next month because it has not filed returns for three consecutive years.
  • Democrats Dig Harder Than Ever for GOP Dirt

    07/07/2010 11:22:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | Philip Rucker
    The Democratic Party is moving faster and more aggressively than in previous election years to dig up unflattering details about Republican challengers. In House races from New Jersey to Ohio to California, Democratic operatives are seizing on evidence of GOP candidates' unpaid income taxes, property tax breaks and ties to financial firms that received taxpayer bailout money. In recent weeks, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has circulated information to local reporters about Republican candidates in close races. Among the claims: -- That Jim Renacci of Ohio once owed nearly $1.4 million in unpaid state taxes. -- That David Harmer of...
  • Army Cuts the Velcro

    06/16/2010 8:31:42 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 26 replies · 550+ views
    Yahoo Buzz ^ | June 16, 2010 | Mike Krumboltz
    In a move that has the Web buzzing, the U.S. Army has decided to banish Velcro from uniform pants and bring back buttons. Replacing the fastener on uniforms isn't your traditional front-page news, but the shift has captured the attention of many. A buzzy article from USA Today explains that soldiers told their superiors that the Velcro's stickiness was being affected by the sand of the Afghanistan desert. Pockets weren't staying shut. The Army surved 2,700 soliders, and 60% of them said they would prefer buttons for their cargo pockets (only 11% wanted to "stick" with Velcro). Authorities listened, and...
  • Poor Haitians Resort to Eating Dirt (A must read)

    01/30/2008 5:22:41 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 129 replies · 269+ views
    AP ^ | 1/29/2008 | JONATHAN M. KATZ
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - It was lunchtime in one of Haiti's worst slums, and Charlene Dumas was eating mud. With food prices rising, Haiti's poorest can't afford even a daily plate of rice, and some take desperate measures to fill their bellies. Charlene, 16 with a 1-month-old son, has come to rely on a traditional Haitian remedy for hunger pangs: cookies made of dried yellow dirt from the country's central plateau. The mud has long been prized by pregnant women and children here as an antacid and source of calcium. But in places like Cite Soleil, the oceanside slum where Charlene...
  • In Hungry Haiti, Dirt Is Food

    01/29/2008 3:25:32 PM PST · by decimon · 45 replies · 300+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 29, 2008 | JONATHAN M. KATZ
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - It was lunchtime in one of Haiti's worst slums, and Charlene Dumas was eating mud. With food prices rising, Haiti's poorest can't afford even a daily plate of rice, and some take desperate measures to fill their bellies. Charlene, 16 with a 1-month-old son, has come to rely on a traditional Haitian remedy for hunger pangs: cookies made of dried yellow dirt from the country's central plateau. The mud has long been prized by pregnant women and children here as an antacid and source of calcium. But in places like Cite Soleil, the oceanside slum where Charlene...
  • Poor Haitians Resort to Eating Dirt

    02/16/2008 11:31:16 AM PST · by IssuesOriented · 54 replies · 323+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2008 | JONATHAN M. KATZ
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti It was lunchtime in one of Haiti's worst slums, and Charlene Dumas was eating mud. With food prices rising, Haiti's poorest can't afford even a daily plate of rice, and some take desperate measures to fill their bellies. Charlene, 16 with a 1-month-old son, has come to rely on a traditional Haitian remedy for hunger pangs: cookies made of dried yellow dirt from the country's central plateau. The mud has long been prized by pregnant women and children here as an antacid and source of calcium. But in places like Cite Soleil, the oceanside slum where Charlene shares...
  • Answering that age-old lament: Where does all this dust come from?

    10/28/2009 8:54:35 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 53 replies · 1,699+ views
    American Chemical Society ^ | 28-Oct-2009 | Michael Bernstein
    IMAGE: Most indoor household dust that collects on furniture and floors actually comes from outdoors, a new study finds. Where does it come from? Scientists in Arizona are reporting a surprising answer to that question, which has puzzled and perplexed generations of men and women confronted with layers of dust on furniture and floors. Most of indoor dust comes from outdoors. Their report is scheduled for the Nov. 1 issue of ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. In the study, David Layton and Paloma Beamer point out that household dust consists of a potpourri that includes dead skin...
  • Illegal Immigrant Child Molester Gets $4 million from County

    04/27/2009 10:25:27 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 34 replies · 1,409+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | April, '09
    Lawmakers have secretly approved awarding an illegal immigrant child molester more than $4 million because he was beaten by fellow inmates while in custody. Fernandez Ramirez, 24, is an illegal immigrant from Mexico who molested a 6-year-old girl in a park. The back door settlement, paid with tax dollers, gives the illegal alien's family $3.75 million and $900,000 will go to medical liens rendered while in custody. Orange County (CA) Board of Supervisors refused to comment on the settlement even though constituents have the right to know since it's their money.
  • Obama Administration To Outlaw Dirty Brown Food Technologies

    04/18/2009 4:42:34 PM PDT · by catnipman · 40 replies · 2,764+ views
    Cat Nipman ^ | 08/18/09 | Cat Nipman
    ***NEWS FLASH ***Washington (AP) In a surprise move today, the Obama Administration announced newly proposed rules that prohibit food from being grown in dirt because of the danger of salmonella contamination.Although alternative technologies dont yet exist to replace dirt, and hundreds of millions people in the United States are likely to perish from starvation in the next few years, the Obama Administration said that a few people died last year from food contaminated with salmonella and that drastic action was therefore necessary to protect the American public from unsafe food. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs added that the...
  • Superdirt Made Lost Amazon Cities Possible

    11/30/2008 3:36:23 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 1,067+ views
    Centuries-old European explorers' tales of lost cities in the Amazon have long been dismissed by scholars, in part because the region is too infertile to feed a sprawling civilization. But new discoveries support the idea of an ancient Amazonian urban networkand ingeniously engineered soil may have made it all possible.
  • Fox Dishes The Dirt On Palin

    11/06/2008 7:52:14 AM PST · by do the dhue · 281 replies · 9,935+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 11/6/08 9:25 AM | Matthew DeLong
    The effort within the McCain campaigns upper ranks to pin Sen. John McCains loss of the presidential election on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is now in full swing, and Fox News Carl Cameron eagerly plays the gossip columnist. On Fox Report last night with Shephard Smith, Cameron said he learned during the campaign that many within the McCain team were concerned that Palin lacked the degree of knowledgeability to be a heartbeat away from the presidency but agreed not to report the details until the after the election.
  • NY Times Dishes Palin Dirt; Loses 30,000 More Subscribers

    09/02/2008 3:52:25 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 57 replies · 793+ views
    DBKP ^ | September 2, 2008 | Mondoreb
    NY Times Tale of the Investigative Tape: John Edwards: Ten months Sarah Palin: Five days The Grey Journalistic Bag LadyIt all boils down to what you're interested in investigating. ITEM: It took the New York Times ten months to muster the willpower to look into the John Edwards affair, scandal and ongoing cover-up. It took the Grey Shady only five days to swing into action on Sarah Palin. ITEM: Today, it was also reported that the NY Times lost another 30,000+ subscribers. Are the two items related? The Times' investigative sleuths better go back to Dirt Digging 101: the dirt...
  • Biden's Son, Brother Named in Two Suits

    08/24/2008 11:07:27 AM PDT · by freespirited · 15 replies · 130+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8/24/08 | Kimberly Kindy and Joe Stephens
    A son and a brother of Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) are accused in two lawsuits of defrauding a former business partner and an investor of millions of dollars in a hedge fund deal that went sour, court records show. The Democratic vice presidential candidate's son Hunter, 38, and brother James, 59, assert instead that their former partner defrauded them by misrepresenting his experience in the hedge fund industry and recommending that they hire a lawyer with felony convictions. The legal actions have been playing out in New York State Supreme Court since 2007, and they focus on Hunter...
  • Pickled Pigs Feet

    06/26/2008 7:30:37 AM PDT · by fings · 9 replies · 182+ views
    (You cant get much happier than a pig in muck, or so we are told. But when this little piggy arrived in the farmyard she showed a marked reluctance to get her trotters dirty. While her six brothers and sisters messed around in the mire, she stayed on the edge shaking. It is thought she might have mysophobia - a fear of dirt.) A pig, fearing dirt. Thats like a dog fearing social interaction, a cat fearing afternoon naps or Rosie O'Donnell fearing an all you can eat buffet. Its unheard of. (Owners Debbie and Andrew Keeble were at a...
  • Earthy Hunger: Why Do People Eat Dirt?

    01/08/2008 11:58:41 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 40 replies · 1,754+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | December 28, 2007 | Jrg Blech
    People in many parts of the world indulge in the curious practice of eating dirt, also known as geophagy. But why they do so has remained something of a mystery. Now a new study aims to show whether loam in the earth can be vital in protecting pregnant women from harm. The inhabitants of the east African island of Pemba rejoice when one of the young women there starts eating earth -- this unusual food supplement can only mean one thing: that she is expecting a baby. "The daily portion is about 25 grams of dirt," says Sera Young, who...
  • French Dirt May Kill MRSA

    10/26/2007 9:52:30 AM PDT · by poobear · 28 replies · 111+ views
    Local 6 ^ | POSTED: 9:45 am EDT October 26, 2007 | Research Teams Study Ancient Practice
    Researchers said that a type of French clay can kill several disease-causing bacteria, including M. ulcerans, which is known as a "flesh-eating" bacteria, and the so-called super bug, MRSA. ~snip~
  • Clinton's man in California a pro at digging up dirt

    05/12/2007 5:19:02 PM PDT · by melt · 42 replies · 1,792+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/12/07 | Carla Marinucci
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has turned to Averell "Ace" Smith -- who earned his stripes as one of the nation's most feared political opposition researchers -- to steer her campaign in California. Smith, 48, is genteel, soft-spoken and bespectacled -- but also is the epitome of a take-no-prisoners political operative who has built a reputation as a dogged researcher and, more recently, a winning California campaign manager, political allies and opponents agree. "I've seen him walk into a room, and the opposition candidate will literally start mumbling," said former Democratic strategist Clint Reilly, who has run campaigns for U.S. Sen....
  • Bossier woman says it's an image of Jesus

    04/12/2007 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 3 replies · 354+ views
    ktbs.com ^ | 04/12/07 | ktbs
    The Lord appears to people in many ways -- but along a country road in Plain Dealing, La.? An image has appeared in the ground across the road from Ann Stromile's home. To her, it looks like an image of Jesus. "I can just feel him," said the 75-year-old Stromile, who has been staring in awe at the image across the road from her house on Blankenship Road. Her niece noticed it first, just before Easter. "She said, 'I've got something to show you. This face.' And then I just froze," Blankenship said. In the dirt at the foot of...
  • Report: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Will Kiss on FX's 'Dirt' (FILTH FROM FOX - DISGUSTING)

    01/24/2007 10:58:58 AM PST · by paulat · 109 replies · 3,179+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/23/07 | Fox News
    Report: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Will Kiss on FX's 'Dirt' Tuesday, January 23, 2007 Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox have played "Friends," but now their on-screen relationship is reportedly going to get a little "Dirt"-y. The two will share an on-screen kiss when Aniston appears on Cox's new FX Networks show "Dirt," TVGuide.com is reporting. Cox plays Lucy Spiller, a tabloid queen. Aniston will appear in the season finale as Tina Harrod, a rival magazine editor and a lesbian, according to the report. [SNIP] The episode will air March 27. [SNIP] FX Networks is owned by News Corp., the parent...
  • Hamas announces militant died while digging underground tunnel

    10/29/2006 12:23:35 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 12 replies · 543+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | October 29, 2006
    Excerpt - A Hamas militant died Sunday while digging an underground tunnel to be used in the Islamic groups fight against Israel, Hamas said in a statement. The group did not identify the location of the tunnel. ~ snip ~
  • Bob Richter: Despite missing protest, paper diligently covers toll road issue

    10/08/2006 3:53:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 493+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | October 7, 2006 | Bob Richter
    On Sept. 30, about 100 people carrying protest signs and handfuls of dirt rallied at the Alamo to protest Gov. Rick Perry's massive toll road plan. Perry's feisty challenger, Carole Keeton Strayhorn, spoke at the event, which was not covered by the Express-News. Our no-show wasn't a judgment call. A reporter who was notified about the rally simply did not pass the information on to editors who decide what to cover and who will cover it. It was a flub, primarily by the Express-News, but also by the organizer, the San Antonio Toll Party, which needs to be more effusive...
  • Dirt flies across Texas over controversial highway plan

    10/01/2006 7:49:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies · 1,247+ views
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | October 1, 2006 | from staff reports
    About 30 opponents of Gov. Rick Perrys controversial Trans-Texas Corridor plan for superhighways statewide rallied at the McLennan County Courthouse Saturday morning, waving plastic bags of soil and vowing to resist any efforts involving eminent domain to seize their land for highway construction. This is a little piece of my land, Riesel rancher and farmer Robert Cervenka said. And this is all theyre going to get from me without a fight. Although some of those gathered at the steps of the courthouse were allied with independent gubernatorial candidate Carole Keeton Strayhorn, others said they were for any political force capable...
  • Angelides defends campaign's downloading of audio tape

    09/14/2006 12:52:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 570+ views
    AP ^ | 9/14/6 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Los Angeles -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides on Thursday maintained his campaign did nothing wrong when it downloaded an audio tape of a private meeting from the governor's Web site. Instead, the state treasurer sought to steer the debate away from the legal or ethical questions of obtaining the file and focus attention on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's comments. The governor was overheard on the tapes, during a private meeting with staff members last March, remarking about the fiery temperament that results from the mixing of "black blood" and "Latino blood." "As I understand it, this audiotape was downloaded from...
  • Driver tried sneaking radioactive soil

    05/07/2005 12:47:16 PM PDT · by EBH · 22 replies · 1,321+ views
    Source: AP ^ | 5/7/2005 | KRQE NEWS 13
    ...A van set off an alert yesterday when it passed through a recently installed radiation portal monitor at the Santa Teresa port of entry. US Customs and Border Protection officers say they found 49 baggies of soil from Mexico hidden in the door panels...
  • Dump truck crashes into video arcade in SF (Dirt dumped in dirty video store.)

    08/25/2005 4:00:53 AM PDT · by Cowman · 3 replies · 436+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, August 23, 2005 | Stacy Finz
    The back of a dump truck delivering 20 tons of dirt to businesses on Sixth Street in San Francisco tipped and crashed into an adult video arcade this morning, narrowly missing three patrons. "It was close," said a video clerk at the Liberty Bookstore, who identified himself as Jersey Dog. "One guy was near the inside of the wall, but no one was hurt." The incident happened at 9:10 a.m. when Sukhdev Singh of Economy Trucking was dumping dirt to be used to fill in several businesses' sub-basements on the 100 block of Sixth Street, said Sheri Costa, a spokeswoman...
  • Mars rover Spirit hits pay dirt

    08/09/2005 1:18:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 125 replies · 3,703+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8/9//05 | Maggie McKee
    NASA's twin Mars rovers continue to turn up intriguing new rock formations after a combined total of nearly 1120 Martian days on the planet. After discovering relatively little, other than basaltic lava flows, during its first six months on the Red Planet, Spirit continues to make up for lost time as it ascends Husband Hill - unearthing clues to violence in the planet's youth. Meanwhile, Opportunity is also experiencing a reversal of fortune on the other side of Mars. After trudging over desolate stretches of sand for about five months, it has finally reached an island of bedrock that appears...
  • He can drive any truck named Tonka (Dave Barry) (manly vee-hickles)

    07/17/2005 6:49:36 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 622+ views
    Maimi Herald ^ | Dave Barry
    He can drive any truck named Tonka BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published on June 13, 1999.) As a man, I believe that, every now and then, a man should do something manly. So when I got invited to the North Texas Earthmoving Field Day, my manly reaction was: ``HECK yes.'' The North Texas Earthmoving Field Day is a very manly annual event organized by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), which is a member of the Texas A&M University System. The Earthmoving Field Day is a massive gathering of big, studly machines of the...
  • Dean dishes out dirt in US Democrat fight to get a message out

    06/16/2005 4:14:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 633+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/16/05
    Dean dishes out dirt in US Democrat fight to get a message out Thu Jun 16,11:23 AM ET WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democratic party leaders have scored important points in their battle against the Republican White House, but they are not getting a convincing message across to American voters, experts said. Even the acerbic attacks of new Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean are failing to fire up the public against an administration that is struggling to get key policies passed and top officials confirmed. "They have done somewhat better than one might have expected in the first 150 days of...
  • Newsweek Got It Right

    05/16/2005 8:49:35 PM PDT · by filbert · 25 replies · 856+ views
    MediaChannel.com ^ | May 15, 2005 | Calgacus
    CAMBRIDGE, MA, May 15, 2005 Contrary to White House spin, the allegations of religious desecration at Guantanamo published by Newsweek on May 9, 2005, are common among ex-prisoners and have been widely reported outside the United States. Several former detainees at the Guantanamo and Bagram prisons have reported instances of their handlers sitting or standing on the Quran, throwing or kicking it in toilets, and urinating on it. Prior to the Newsweek article, the New York Times reported a Guantanamo insider asserting that the commander of the facility was compelled by prisoner protests to address the problem and issue an...
  • Jersey's ace of baseball diamond is tops in soil (Provides dirt to most baseball teams)

    04/21/2005 9:35:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 1,187+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 04.05.05 | MIKE FRASSINELLI
    For something so vital to the game of baseball, dirt sure does get a bad rap. Players spend far more time on the dirt in the batter's box, pitcher's mound and infield than they do on grass, but no one ever recalls their first visit to Yankee Stadium with a teary-eyed description of the base paths. And they didn't call the Kevin Costner movie "Dirt of Dreams." Yet to hear a Warren County farmer explain it, making the perfect baseball dirt is an art. Meet Jim Kelsey of Independence Township, the DaVinci of Dirt. He supplies the reddish/orange clay that...
  • Dirt Roads

    10/27/2004 4:40:59 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 25 replies · 829+ views
    www.mtvra.com/ ^ | 2001 | Lee Pitts
    People who live at the end of Dirt Roads Do you really want to know what is wrong with America today? Too many of our roads have been paved! There's not a problem in America today...crime, education, the divorce rate...that could not be improved with more dirt roads. Dirt roads build character. People who live at the end of dirt roads know that life is much more enjoyable when taken at a slow pace. They know that life can be dirty, boring and can jar you right down to your teeth at times. But they also have a greater appreciation...
  • A Thread About the Life of Kitty Kelley?

    09/12/2004 11:00:06 PM PDT · by PatriotEdition · 19 replies · 590+ views
    I did a search and I didn't find such a thread, so I thought that maybe I would start one here. Why not fight fire with fire? If anyone knows where there are any documented facts that cast shadows on Kitty herself, can you please post the link or list any sources at all? Did Kitty ever have an affair? Did Kitty ever snort coke? Did Kitty ever have an abortion? Anyone know of anyplace to get this kind of info?
  • Didactic Dirt - The case for vicious campaigning.

    08/04/2004 12:33:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 429+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 4, 2004 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    .......And why is this important? Because I don't want a leader who will invite Osama bin Laden to sit down for group therapy and talk about why he wants to destroy the United States; I want a leader who will take the fight to al Qaeda and its cronies regardless of what France thinks. I want a candidate who is less concerned about whether the world wants to come out and play than about dirty bombs dropping on our doorstep. Tough times take a tough hombre who can roll with the punches and fight back when necessary, and isn't afraid...
  • Lunar base options divide experts

    04/06/2004 6:19:06 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 10 replies · 426+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | Monday, April 5, 2004 | By Dr. David Whitehouse
    Scientists are divided about the use of the Moon as a base to develop ways to travel to Mars, according to reports given to the US government. Some have said the possibility of water-ice existing at the lunar poles would allow a moonbase to use the ice as rocket fuel for a Mars mission. Others contend that it would be too difficult to extract. And there is disagreement about whether the moon is a good alternative to space as a base for advanced telescopes. In January, President Bush redirected the US space effort sending astronauts back to the Moon and...
  • "ENDANGERED" dirt. Enviro-whackos have found something new to stop building.

    11/21/2003 5:05:29 PM PST · by Rightone · 48 replies · 254+ views
    Fox news ^ | 11/21/03 | Fox news
    Fox news announces that the environmentalist whackos have now identified that there are as many as 500 types of dirt that might be endangered. (hello????) The dirt or soil is supposedly different than some other types of dirt and we should not build and destroy this dirt. Great way to stop building and progress.
  • 'Dean Divers' Search Vermont Records (Evil Rival Dem Candidates looking for dirt on Dean!)

    10/21/2003 6:49:42 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 13 replies · 156+ views
    WINS News ^ | 10/21/03
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- For hours on end, they camp out at the state archives housed in an 1890 mansion, scouring public records, documents and correspondences in a search of crucial details about former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, the Democratic presidential front-runner. State officials have dubbed them "Dean Divers." With Dean's surge in the presidential race, an increasing number of representatives from rival campaigns, the news media and even Dean aides have descended upon the archives, wading through thousands of pages of material from the former governor's nearly 12 years in office. "We've gotten requests for everything, every piece of...
  • Leftist Salon.Com Writer Joe Conason Is Joe Dirt

    09/24/2003 1:33:49 PM PDT · by ultimate_robber_baron · 7 replies · 1,597+ views
    The Hawaii Reporter ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2003 | Stuart K. Hayashi
    Meet Joe Dirt Stuart K. Hayashi In 2001, comedian David Spade came out with a movie titled "The Adventures of Joe Dirt." It now appears that the film was about Joe Conason, the author of "Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth" and an editorialist for the liberal-biased Salon.com. In the person of Brad Pitt, you've already Met Joe Black. Now Meet the Real Joe Dirt. His book purports to expose how right-wingers harness the corporate media to brainwash society. Instead of demonstrating such, however, Joe is too busy flinging his Dirt around. In two...
  • Arnold's Ex-Gal Pal: Recent or Not?

    09/02/2003 11:46:31 AM PDT · by LongsforReagan · 84 replies · 1,768+ views
    Fox News ^ | today | Roger Friedman
    Arnold's Ex-Gal Pal: Recent or Not? Gigi Jeffers has a few things on her mind about Arnold Schwarzenegger. This would be the same Arnold who the Drudge Report now says is the subject of an unaired ABC News report which would label him a racist. This is the same Arnold who expressed little regret over his 1977 interview with Peter Manso, published in Oui magazine, detailing orgies and drug use in which he participated. Yes. It's the same Arnold who wants to be elected governor of California on Oct. 7. Everyone's after him. Everyone wants to take Arnold down. It...