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  • Minnesota state representative candidate: “ISIS isn’t necessarily evil”

    11/16/2015 1:46:53 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Nov. 15, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Dan Kimmel has withdrawn from the race, and for that we can be grateful, but his statement, with all of its moral equivalence and toleration of evil, is a succinct expression of what hamstrings our ability to face the Islamic State and defeat it. This is why the Islamic State will be plaguing free people worldwide for years to come.
  • Team Carson: ‘Politico [West Point] Story Is An Outright Lie’

    11/06/2015 10:51:55 AM PST · by xzins · 213 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/06/2015 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    “The campaign never ‘admitted to anything,'” a spokesman for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told The Daily Caller News Foundation in response to a hit by Politico claiming his campaign admitted to “fabricating” a key point about his West Point story. “The Politico story is an outright Lie,” Doug Watts told TheDCNF. Politico published a piece Friday claiming Carson’s campaign “admits fabricating” the fact that he applied and was admitted to West Point. “Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application...
  • Lamar Odom Status: 'Dire Straits'

    10/16/2015 7:04:18 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 53 replies
    tmz ^ | 10/16 | tmz
    Lamar Odom has not gotten any better, and sources familiar with his treatment say even if he survives he has virtually no chance of ever leading a normal life. Our sources say doctors continue to put Lamar's chances of survival at 50/50. We're told he showed "absolutely no improvement" Thursday from the condition he was in when he was admitted to the hospital Tuesday. As one person put it, "He's in dire straits." Read more:
  • Geraldo explodes on Fox co-host Eric Bolling

    09/22/2015 7:02:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies ^ | 9/22/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Geraldo Rivera unleashed on "The Five" co-host Eric Bolling during a fiery Fox News segment about the realities of the Iran nuclear deal, ultimately shouting at the newsman: "You said that to make me look stupid!" The discussion centered on the believability of Iran President Hassan Rouhani's insistence that the widespread Islamic call for "death to America" isn't really directed at the people of the United States, and how that call plays into the nuclear deal with Tehran.
  • Lindsay Lohan loses defamation fight with Fox News

    09/19/2015 4:14:42 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 31 replies
    KUTV ^ | 9/18/2015 | Wenn
    Lindsay Lohan has lost her fight against Fox News Channel executives over remarks a network guest made on air about her drug use. The actress and her mother Dina filed a defamation lawsuit against the company earlier this year (15), claiming they were hurt and upset by comments made by a guest on newsman Sean Hannity's show in February 2014, suggesting they took cocaine together. Now, a judge in the case has shut the Lohans down, stating, "Truth is a defense," and insisting the comments weren't made maliciously, according to The lawmaker also dismissed Dina's separate lawsuit, in which...
  • Waterton Canyon remains closed because too many people are taking selfies with bears

    09/12/2015 12:08:39 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 39 replies
    Channel 7 News, Denver ^ | 9/11/2015 | Deb Stanley, Jaclyn Allen
    LITTLETON, Colo. - Denver Water says Waterton Canyon is still closed because of bear activity. The popular trail was closed Aug. 28 because two momma bears, each with twin cubs, and other bears were actively foraging in the canyon. Denver Water said part of the problem is not the bears, but people trying to get the perfect picture of them. "Weve actually seen people using selfie sticks to try and get as close to the bears as possible, sometimes within 10 feet of wild bears," said Brandon Ransom, Denver Waters manager of recreation. "The current situation is not conducive for...
  • 'Suicides' over Ashley Madison hack

    08/24/2015 8:25:05 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/24/2015 | staff
    Two Ashley Madison clients are reported to have taken their lives after hackers published their details according to police in Canada. The force held a news conference today about their investigation into the website hack at Toronto Police Headquarters. Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media is offering a $500,000 (240,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of the hackers. "As of this morning we have two unconfirmed reports of suicides associated with the leak of Ashley Madison's customers' profiles," said acting staff superintendent Bryce Evans.
  • The Ashley Madison hack ruined my life

    08/23/2015 8:53:57 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 151 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 8/23/2015 | Jose Pagliery
    The Ashley Madison hack is indeed ripping apart marriages. It's exposing affairs, confirming suspicions, and keeping cheaters up at night in cold sweats. Several people who were directly affected by the data breach of the cheating website have reached out to CNNMoney. Their identities and details have been independently verified, but they have spoken on condition of anonymity. The mistress "Ana" is a highly educated business woman in her 40s who is finalizing a divorce with her husband. She stayed up late Thursday rapidly texting eight married men with whom she had relationships after finding them on Ashley Madison....
  • 5 Lessons From the Hacking of an Adultery Website

    08/20/2015 8:03:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | August 20, 2015 | Michael Brown
    After making threats for weeks, anonymous hackers have released the private information of millions of users of the Ashley Madison website, billed as the most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners and boasting that it is the worlds leading married dating service for discreet encounters. So much for being discreet. What lessons can we learn from the release of millions of names of users looking for adulterous hookups? 1) Sooner or later, your sin will find you out (Numbers 32:23). Whether in this world or the world to come, if we dont turn from our sins and...
  • Police: Man Impersonating Officer Detained With His Own Handcuffs (w/ Mugshot)

    08/11/2015 5:47:25 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies
    KSL-Salt Lake ^ | 8/11/2015 | Pat Reavy
    SALT LAKE CITY A man who allegedly tried to force his way into a house claiming he was a police officer was beaten, handcuffed and held until the real police arrived to arrest him. Just after 6 a.m. Monday, a man went to the back door of 733 E. Kensington, "showed a police badge through the house window and said, 'Police!'" according to a Salt Lake County Jail report. The man was not wearing a police uniform but did have a pair of handcuffs, said Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking. He attempted to force his way into the...
  • Aldon Smith released by 49ers after four seasons

    08/08/2015 7:35:50 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/7/2015 | Cam Inman
    Aldon Smiths turbulent career with the 49ers ended Friday morning, shortly after his fifth arrest since 2012 and third instance of alleged drunk driving. The 49ers announced Smiths release three hours after he posted bail, following Thursday nights arrest by Santa Clara police for drunken driving, hit-and-run and vandalism. This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues, an unattributed statement from the 49ers said. Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and concern for him will continue.
  • Vin Baker blew $100 million, now working at Starbucks.

    08/01/2015 4:26:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | July 29, 2015 | Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder, Your Black World Coalition
    If there is any story on this blog that youre going to grow tired of reading, its the one about the former NBA or NFL athlete who is now broke and living with his mama. These stories are everywhere, and it has people wondering if the Harvard-educate d financial managers being employed by professional sports leagues are actually helping these guys protect their wealth or if the players are being chewed up and spit out by people who could care less about them. But were all responsible for our outcomes, and when we read stories like this one, we have...
  • Grayson fails to file for Senate in time

    07/29/2015 7:41:43 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Florida Senate hopeful Alan Grayson didnt file his official candidacy with the Federal Election Committee by the deadline, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Rep. Grayson (D) had 15 days to file the paperwork from when he announced his campaign on July 9 or after spending or receiving more than $5,000, but the FEC website does not show any filing as of Tuesday night. The campaign told the Times that the mistake was due to a staff error. Graysons campaign spokesman, Kevin Franck, said the form would be sent in today.
  • Bragg soldier charged with going armed to the terror of the public

    07/03/2015 7:02:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | 07/03/15 | Nichole Manna
    A Fort Bragg soldier with an AR-15 assault-type rifle wearing a military ballistic panel carrier and carrying multiple rifle ammunition magazines caused a busy Cross Creek Mall to lock down Thursday night. Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was charged early this morning with going armed to the terror of the public. He told police he was preparing to have photographs taken with military equipment when 911 calls sent Fayetteville police to the mall. Wolfinger was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center and was released to his company commander and provost marshal at Fort Bragg. The incident happened on the eve...
  • Authorities: Gay slur carved into Utah man's arm was staged

    06/30/2015 10:52:59 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 30, 2015 | LINDSAY WHITEHURST
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities in rural Utah said Tuesday. Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker said Rick Jones, 21, could face charges after officers investigating the series of reported attacks found inconsistencies in the evidence. The Delta man eventually acknowledged faking the harassment, Dekker said. Brett Tolman, an attorney for Jones, said the reports were a cry for help initially directed toward people close to him, and Jones didn't realize how much attention they would get. "I think it's such good...
  • Hillary Forgets She's in New Hampshire: 'Here in Washington'

    05/22/2015 2:39:27 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 40 replies ^ | May 22, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton misstated her location at a campaign event today in New Hampshire. Instead of saying New Hampshire, the presidential candidate said, "Here in Washington." "Here in Washington, we know that unfortunately the deck is still being stacked for those at the top," said the presidential candidate. "And that just doesn't work for a long term strategy either politically or economically."
  • Hillary Clinton & Attorney CAUGHT IN LIE to Trey Gowdy Benghazi Committee About Clinton Email

    05/18/2015 6:42:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 121 replies
    The Gatway Pundit ^ | 5/18/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Republican National Committee published proof Monday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, through her attorney David Kendall, lied to the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi terror attack by stating that Clinton only used one private email account during her tenure as secretary. The RNC based their claim on Clinton emails published Monday by the New York Times that show her sending emails from an address named Kendall, in a letter dated March 27, 2015 in response to a subpoena for emails from the hrod17 account and another account named, told the committee Clinton only used...
  • Dem Rep Wins Top Gun In Shooting Competition, Calls For More Gun Control

    05/17/2015 7:40:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 5/16/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Representative Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) (D-CA-5th Dist) won Top Gun at the Congressional Sportsmens Foundation annual shooting competition this past week then commented on his hopes for the passage of more gun control. Thompson stood with Gabby Giffords on March 4 and reintroduced Senator Joe Manchins (D-WV) failed expanded background check legislation. It has gone nowhere fast since that time.
  • Lawyers Behaving Badly: 3 Accused Of Luring Rival Into DUI With 'Flirtatious' Paralegal

    05/16/2015 9:43:14 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 51 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 15, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT | Tamara Lush
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Four lawyers. Two shock jocks. One flirtatious paralegal. A Florida judge will soon decide if three well-known Tampa attorneys tricked a rival lawyer into getting a DUI in an attempt to derail opposing counsel on a defamation case. The ethics trial began this week and it has riveted Tampa's legal community with its salacious details of scheming and flirtation, of prior drunk driving arrests and extramarital affairs. On one side is the Florida Bar, which supports the version of events told by lawyer Phil Campbell. He was charged with DUI two years ago. The Bar alleges...
  • Jeb Bush: I Wouldnt Immediately Repeal Obamas Immigration Action

    05/11/2015 8:30:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 11 May 2015 10:22 PM | Greg Richter
    Jeb Bush told Fox News Channels Megyn Kelly that he would not attempt to immediately reverse President Barack Obamas executive action on immigration should he succeed him in the Oval Office. The former Florida governor said he would instead wait for Congress to pass a law to make changes in immigration policy. That sets Bush apart from many of his Republican counterparts who have said they would take immediate action. Obama in November issued an executive action to prevent millions of illegal immigrants from being deported. Bush suggested that GOP voters can be persuaded to his way of thinking on...
  • Celebrating Earth Day: Environment Getting Better All the Time

    04/22/2015 1:54:53 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 10 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-22-15 | John Eick
    Earth Day was first observed on April 22, 1970 as the brainchild of former Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-WI). One of the leading proponents of environmentalism and conservation at the time, Sen. Nelson envisioned Earth Day as an environmental teach-in that would generate popular support for an environmental agenda. Modeled on the anti-war teach-ins of the gloomy Vietnam era, over 20 million people participated in the inaugural Earth Day. Ever since, Earth Day has been a largely somber event sounding the alarm on impending environmental doom. Instead of merely generating awareness of the environmental problems we face, Earth Day should be...
  • Warhol's Elvis and Brando Works Fetch $151.5 Million at Auction

    11/13/2014 5:39:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 13, 2014 | Staff
    Christie's held the biggest art auction in history on Wednesday, selling $853 million worth of contemporary and post-war art, led by a pair of Andy Warhol works featuring multiple images of Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando. The impressive haul beat Christie's high pre-sale estimate of $836 million. It was the fourth successive time since May 2013 that the auction house's post-war and contemporary sale broke the record for the highest-ever total of a single sale.
  • Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation caps months of growing concerns

    02/14/2015 2:27:39 PM PST · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    L.A. Timea ^ | 2/14/15 | Maria L. La Ganga and Nigel Duara
    For months, concerns over what Gov. John Kitzhaber has called the "gray area" between his 47-year-old fiancee's private and professional lives haunted the longtime politician through his 2010 election, his third term in office, his historic bid for a fourth term and the weeks since his January inauguration. Kitzhaber's problems came to a head Friday, when the former emergency room physician resigned from office, effective Feb. 18. His decision came after a week of political drama, which Secretary of State Kate Brown called "bizarre and unprecedented" and which has absorbed this normally quiet capital. Under the state constitution, Brown...
  • CBS suspends basketball analyst Greg Anthony indefinitely after he's arrested in prostitution sting

    01/18/2015 7:48:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 17 January 2015 | Pete D'amato
    CBS suspended basketball analyst Greg Anthony indefinitely following his arrest Friday evening on a charge of soliciting a prostitute, a network spokeswoman said. The 47-year-old former NBA player was arrested around 5.46pm and released later that evening, District of Columbia Police Lt Kelvin Cusick said. 'Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season,' said a spokeswoman for the network. Turner Sports also suspended Anthony, but said it 'will have no further comment.' Anthony faces a misdemeanor charge of solicitation, which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail.  Media reporter John Ourand tweeted Thursday afternoon that...
  • Oprahs In Town For That White House Screening of Selma [Insufferable Woman Just Go Away!]

    01/16/2015 9:37:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | January 16, 2015 | Emily Heil
    Oprahs In Town For That White House Screening of Selma By Emily Heil January 16 at 10:45 AM But you might need to breathe rarefied air to catch a glimpse: the TV mogul will be attending that screening of Selma (shes the films producer) at the White House on Friday afternoon that we told you about. President Obama invited members of the cast and crew, along with some Washington dignitaries, to chow down on presidential popcorn and watch the civil-rights-era flick.
  • Selma and the Sanctimony of Liberals

    01/17/2015 10:50:39 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    pjm ^ | January 16, 2015 | Mary Grabar
    The film's portrayal of LBJ has the left up in arms. Its always interesting to witness the sanctimony of liberals (usually Democrats) when their narratives of history are challenged by those they say they helped. Thus it has happened with the movie Selma, which has focused negative attention on President Lyndon Johnson ... in The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr., Garrow reported on the delight Johnson took in listening to the surveillance tapes of King (whom Garrow approvingly presented as a radical and socialist). Garrow wrote, When one aide attempted to defend Kings sincerity on the issue of [opposition...

    01/16/2015 11:53:54 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 229 replies
    Now The End Begins The Magazine Of Record For The Last Days ^ | January 16, 2015 | | Geoffrey Grider NTEB News Desk
    THE VATICAN IS FURIOUSLY BACKPEDALING AS THEY TRY TO CLARIFY SOME EXTREMELY CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS BY POPE FRANCIS When speaking of the Charlie Hebdo murders at the hands of Islamic terrorists, Pope Francis said You cannot provoke; you cannot insult the faith of others, the pontiff added. Some say his statement seemed to condone last weeks terror attack at a French newspaper, CBS2s Tony Aiello reported Thursday. On a flight to the Philippines, the pope took questions, and raised eyebrows. A French reporter asked about the attack at Charlie Hebdo, which was carried out by Muslims outraged over the papers mocking...
  • Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter gets up to 5 years in prison

    10/26/2011 1:54:19 PM PDT · by prez234 · 57 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 10/26/11
    The former U.N. weapons inspector convicted in an online sex sting has been sentenced to 1 to 5 years in state prison. Following his sentencing in Monroe County Court on Wednesday afternoon, Scott Ritter was led out in handcuffs and sent to Monroe County Correctional Facility, where he will remain until it is determined which state prison he will serve his sentence at.
  • Driver calls police, gets arrested on DUI charge after pants fall down

    12/21/2014 8:09:48 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 33 replies
    Fox News Boston ^ | 12/19/2014 | Jorge Millan
    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. Responding to a 911 call early Wednesday, police found a man asleep behind the wheel of his car with the engine running, according to an arrest report. The caller who phoned police? Shane Dever Malley, the very man police say they arrested after finding him slumped over in his car near the intersection of N. Congress Avenue and Watertower Road. Malley told police he called 911 through the OnStar system in his vehicle. When police woke Malley up, the 21-year-old had his foot on the break and had an over-powering smell of alcoholic beverage coupled with...
  • Rolling Stone apologizes for U.Va. rape article, admits misplaced trust in evidence

    Rolling Stone magazine admitted Friday that their trust in the source for an article documenting a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia was misplaced, following widespread speculation about the storys credibility. Managing Editor Will Dana apologized in a letter to readers Friday for the discrepancies in the accusers story. Read more: Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Curt Schillings son brings toy grenade to Logan, sparks bomb scare

    11/22/2014 12:27:24 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Saturday, November 22, 2014 | Owen Boss
    A toy grenade that Curt Schillings son mistakenly packed in his carry-on luggage caused a security scare at Logan Airport this morning. The former Red Sox Ace posted on his Facebook page: Want a good one to start your day? We are at Logan getting ready to fly. Heading through security when one of my sons looks at me in panic....DAD!.....OMG I THINK I LEFT MY FAKE GRENADE IN MY BAG!!! Schilling posted to his Facebook page at about 7 a.m. 3 seconds later the belt stops, every tsa person is on their walkie talkies. Then, they shoo everyone in...
  • Disgruntled employee steals train [Campbell County, Wyoming]

    10/13/2014 7:47:09 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 31 replies
    Gillette News Record ^ | 10/12/2014 | T.S. Jarmusz
    A jaunt on a stolen train Thursday ended in a crash and possible federal felony charges for the 22-year-old driver. Derek Skyler Brux was charged Friday with reckless endangering, felony destruction of property and felony destruction, obstruction or removal of railroad track or fixtures after allegedly stealing a train from North Antelope Rochelle mine and driving it south 13 miles before plowing it into another train. Deputies were called out to the mine at about 8:55 a.m. Thursday. The incident started when Brux, a utility coal operation for Rail Link, allegedly became upset about his supervisor's response to working conditions,...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow Embarrassingly Fawns Over Handsome Obama In Cult-Like Fundraiser Intro

    10/10/2014 4:01:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    Red State ^ | October 10, 2014 | Caleb Howe (Diary)
    At a fundraiser hosted in her Hollywood home on Thursday night, actress and conscious uncoupler Gwyneth Paltrow was unable to contain that inner acolyte American liberals usually try to keep hidden from public view, as she gushed with child-like wonder over President Obamas mere presence.Youre so handsome I can hardly speak, she said reasonably,declaring her undying allegiance and praising what she considers to be his many accomplishments; chief among them being, apparently, advocacy. An altogether fitting object of praise for the land where raising awareness is the same as single-handedly securing a cure for any ill. From his smiley-face worthy...
  • Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI In Baltimore City

    09/30/2014 12:03:17 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 37 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | September 30, 2014 | Unspecified
    BALTIMORE (WJZ/CBS NEWS)The Baltimore bullet has been arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore City early Tuesday morning. Michael Phelps was arrested around 1:40 a.m. in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on I-95 by Maryland Transportation Authority police. Follow CBS Baltimore on Twitter for the latest. MDTA released the following statement: A MDTA police officer was operating stationary radar on southbound I-395 leaving Baltimore City when a White 2014 Land Rover entered the radars area of influence at excessive speed (84 mph in a 45 mph zone). The officer followed the vehicle onto northbound I-95, through the tunnel and initiated...
  • Joe Biden pulls off a gaffe hat trick

    09/18/2014 3:49:43 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-17-14 | Sean Sullivan
    Vice President Biden's Wednesday kicked off with an acknowledgment that he had used a "poor choice of words." By day's end, he had put foot in his mouth again. Twice. Biden opened the door to the possibility the United States could commit ground troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq, a strategy the Obama administration has painstakingly avoided raising. That came shortly after he walked back his use of the word "Shylocks" and his use of the anachronistic term "Orient" to describe Asia. Even for the gregarious and outspoken vice president, whose candor has all too often gotten him...
  • Jesse Ventura On Sarah Palins Comments: Coming From A Quitter, Do You Really Think Im Concerned?

    08/20/2014 7:17:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | August 20, 2014
    Tuesday on The Alan Colmes Show, former Gov. Jesse Ventura talked to Alan about a variety of topics including what he think about race relations in Ferguson, MO, the militarization of police forces, and some of the tactics used to deal with the protestors in Ferguson. He also spoke at length about the criticisms he received from former Gov. Sarah Palin after his defamation lawsuit involving the family of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, and how he felt he was perceived as a villain as a result: VENTURA: I see the bottom line of this is racismWe still have a racism...
  • Man Rescued Trying To Sail To US In 300 Dinghy

    08/20/2014 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Lord Flash · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/17/2014
    A man has been rescued five miles off the Dorset coast while attempting to sail to America in a 300 dinghy. The 30-year-old Bulgarian national bought the 14ft vessel from Christchurch harbour on Saturday and then set off on his 3,500-mile voyage across the Atlantic. ... The man, who was alone on the sailing dinghy, refused help when an RNLI lifeboat arrived and kept saying: "I am going west." After refusing assistance for 45 minutes, the crew dragged him on to their boat and took him to shore. ... The man was not wearing a life jacket, his boat had...
  • [Democrat] Utah legislative candidate accused of kidnapping, selling pain medication

    07/28/2014 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 5 replies
    Desert News ^ | July 22 2014 | McKenzie Romero and Pat Reavy
    AMERICAN FORK A Democratic candidate for the Utah Legislature was charged Monday with aggravated kidnapping. Mark Byrge a candidate for House District 56 is also being investigated for allegedly selling pain medications out of his house. Byrge, 33, of American Fork, was charged in 4th District Court with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony; aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and obstructing justice, a second-degree felony. His wife, Tina Byrge, 32, is charged with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony. On June 1, a man went to Byrge's front door and an argument ensued. The fight escalated to the point...
  • Howard Stern Fan Pranks MSNBC Host Krystal Ball During Malaysian Plane Crash Coverage

    07/17/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT · by Justaham · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/17/14
    MSNBC's Krystal Ball was the victim of a phone prank by a Howard Stern fan pretending to be a member of the U.S. military in Ukraine who witnessed the Malaysian Airlines flight 117 crash. "Well, I was looking out the window and I saw a projectile flying in the sky and it would appear the plane was shot down by a blast of wind from Howard Stern's ass," the man said. "So it would appear the plane was shot down, can you tell us anything more from your military training of sort of missile system that may have been coming...
  • Thief Forgets To Log Off Facebook After Burglarizing Home

    06/24/2014 5:47:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 6/23/2014 | Unknown
    A Minnesota man is in jail because he logged on to Facebook. Police say 26-year-old Nicholas Wig checked his profile from a home he broke into, and then he didnt log off. It happened June 19 in South St. Paul.
  • (Ha, Ha!) Al Qaeda Operatives in Yemen Accidently Blow Themselves Up While Handling Car Bombs

    03/17/2014 7:32:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, March 17, 2014, | New York Daily News
    Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen accidently blow themselves up while handling car bombs Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the men one Saudi and two Yemenis as Al Qaeda terrorists. They were outfitting a car with explosives Sunday when the accident occurred. SANAA, Yemen Three Al Qaeda operatives accidentally blew themselves up while outfitting a car with explosives, Yemen security officials said. Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the three, one Saudi and two Yemenis, as Al Qaeda terrorists. The group is known to be active in the provinces Habban region, where the...
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Guard Shoots Self in Foot (San Bernardino, CA)

    03/16/2014 4:37:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | March 15, 2014 | Greg Cappis
    Medical marijuana dispensary guard shoots self in foot SAN BERNARDINO - A medical marijuana dispensary guard shot himself in the foot for unknown reasons Friday night, according to police. Just after 9 p.m. officers went to the 3300 block of East Highland Avenue to investigate the shooting. On our arrival, we found that the security guard for the business, for some reason, had his weapon out, discharged his firearm, striking himself in the foot one time, said Lt. Travis Walker. The security guard was transported to a hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound, according to Walker. We plan...
  • Obama References 'Alex' de Tocqueville

    02/12/2014 7:16:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/12/14 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama referenced "Alex" de Tocqueville in today's remarks at the White House
  • Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

    "BAGHDAD A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said."
  • Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

    02/10/2014 9:10:19 AM PST · by edwinland · 37 replies
    the New York Times ^ | Feb. 10, 2014 | DURAID ADNAN
    BAGHDAD A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said. The militants belonged to a group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which is fighting the Shiite-dominated army of the Iraqi government, mostly in Anbar Province. But they are also linked to bomb attacks elsewhere and other fighting that has thrown Iraq deeper into sectarian violence. Twenty-two ISIS members were killed, and...
  • Man Picks Absolute Worst Time to Toss Firecrackers at White House

    09/16/2013 9:24:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/16 | Margaret Hartmann
    There's never really a good time to play with explosives near the White House, but doing so while local authorities are still on the look out for a possible suspect in a mass shooting is particularly stupid. At about 6:40 p.m., a man set off a firecracker and threw it over the White House fence. As he tossed a second firecracker onto the North Lawn, he was tackled by three or four Secret Service agents. Politico reports that Alexander Sahagian, 52, was taken into custody and is expected to be charged with throwing a projectile. The Washington Post notes that...
  • Martin? Zimmerman? Who is on trial?

    07/29/2013 5:26:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Longboat Key News ^ | July 29, 2013 | Larry Grossman
    If the scales of justice are unbalanced then they are no longer scales of justice but rather a measure of injustice in our legal system. If the Lady of Justice is not blind and impartial then she may be sighted and partial or prejudiced reflecting a deep rift in our social fabric. Justice was not done in Sanford Florida yesterday. A jury of six women, no Afro-Americans and no males, acquitted George Zimmerman of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter. This was a trial that may never have been heard since the Sanford Police Department released George Zimmerman February 2012 after...
  • Kanye West Goes Postal on Another Photog, Paramedics On Scene

    07/19/2013 4:18:54 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/19/13 | TMZ
    KANYE WEST GOES POSTAL ON ANOTHER PHOTOG Paramedics On Scene THIS VIDEO IS CRAZY ... Kanye West viciously attacked another photog at LAX Friday afternoon -- and it was so bad ... paramedics rushed to the scene. Kanye was on his way out of the airport when he was swarmed with paparazzi, snapping pictures. One photog was especially aggressive -- not a TMZ photog -- and probed Kanye with a bunch of questions.
  • Bette Midler: If We'd Lost The Revolutionary War, We'd Have Universal Health Care

    07/04/2013 9:35:41 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 118 replies ^ | 7/4/13 | Christian Toto
    Bette Midler is taking a different approach. The Parental Guidance star imagines a world in which the U.S. lost the war for its independence, but it's not like that's a bad thing. After all, she argues, that would mean we'd finally have socialized medicine.
  • Reducing Sexual Harassment in the Military

    06/23/2013 1:56:16 PM PDT · by kathsua · 43 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | June 18, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    Any effort to reduce sexual harassment in the military needs to recognize that some men have never learned to adequately control their sex drives. Unfortunately, the military may need many of these men for their military related skills. Winning wars requires using men, and women, who don't always play well with others. Thus, the military may need to find a way to reduce sex assaults while keeping those who have trouble controlling their zippers. The military has some experience in this area because of personnel who occasionally "forget" who they are supposed to fight and who they are not supposed...