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  • Spirit Airlines employee told student to flush emotional support hamster down the toilet

    02/08/2018 5:59:51 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/7/18 | Kathleen Joyce
    A college student said she flushed her emotional support hamster down the toilet after Spirit Airlines refused to let her bring her furry pet on the plane. Belen Aldecosea, 21, of Miami Beach, Florida, told the Miami Herald that she contacted Spirit Airlines before her flight from Baltimore to South Florida on Nov. 21, 2017, regarding traveling with her dwarf hamster, Pebbles. Aldecosea claimed the airline told her it was not a problem to bring her hamster on the flight.
  • Eat, Pay, Love-A new app lets women charge for a night out. Will dating join the on-demand economy?

    07/28/2016 1:06:02 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 49 replies
    The ^ | 28JUL2016 | Emily Yoshida
    Tara had struck gold. After spending a lazy Saturday afternoon browsing through the dating app she was currently experimenting with, she hit it off with a nice-sounding guy, and the two exchanged real names and numbers. She found herself Googling Stuart*, a Brit living in Amsterdam. He worked at a startup; he was visiting New York on business. "I was like, oh, he’s kind of cute…" Neither had plans that night, so they started figuring out where they could meet up for a drink. When Tara suggested a restaurant in midtown Manhattan, Stuart was into it: "Okay cool, my hotel...
  • Attorney general to bid farewell after 6-year tenure

    04/24/2015 1:14:36 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder bids farewell to the Justice Department after six years as the nation's top law enforcement official. Holder is set to address employees at an afternoon ceremony. A tribute video with appearances by his wife, President Barack Obama and members of Congress will be shown. In it, Holder describes an "emotional attachment" to the Justice Department and describes efforts to protect civil rights, prosecute terror suspects in federal court and change the criminal justice system.
  • Hospitalised French first lady accused of using 'emotional blackmail' to keep glamorous role..

    01/13/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2014 | Sam Greenhill, Peter Allen and Amanda Williams
    Francois Hollande’s trysts with his French actress mistress took place in a Paris flat, registered to a convicted criminal with mafia links, it has been revealed. The 59-year-old president has reportedly been seeing Julie Gayet, a 41-year-old actress who has been conducting a secret affair with the Socialist head of state since last year. The revelations come as France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler is expected to leave hospital today, where she was admitted after collapsing with 'shock and exhaustion' upon discovering the affair.
  • Kerry makes emotional plea for intervention in Syria

    08/30/2013 11:54:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/30/13 | Neil Munro
    White House officials ratcheted up the rhetoric to unprecedented levels Friday as they try to rally international and public support for an airstrike in Syria, following rebuffs by friendly foreign governments and polls showing public skepticism over any intervention. But Secretary of State John Kerry also hinted that the potential strike may be postponed for some time. “President Obama will ensure that the United States of America makes our own decisions on our own timelines, based on our values and our interests,” he said. The statement mixed calls for international solidarity with declarations that the U.S. would decide its own...
  • WSJ’s James Taranto On Media’s Emotional Investment In Racial ‘Show Trial’ Of Zimmerman

    07/02/2013 2:32:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 2, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto expanded on themes he recently wrote about relating to Florida’s thin case against George Zimmerman, the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin in 2012. Taranto told WSJ’s Mary Kessel that the prosecution of Zimmerman, in the words of one Slate columnist, was supposed to serve as a “referendum” on racial privilege in America. “There’s a word for a trial that is held as a referendum – it’s a show trial,” Taranto said. “We don’t do show trials in this country.” “Why has the press been so convinced from the very beginning that...
  • An emotional Obama: 'They had their entire lives ahead of them'

    12/14/2012 1:10:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 141 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/14/12 | Michael O'Brien
    An emotional President Barack Obama led the nation in mourning the victims of an elementary school massacre on Friday, speaking from the White House following the shooting in Newtown, Conn. The president not only pledged to assist investigations into the shooting, but also became openly emotional upon reflecting upon the many school children killed or injured in today's mass shooting. "The majority of those who died today were children -- beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10-years-old," he said, pausing to wipe away a tear. "They had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations, weddings,...
  • Man Sues Ex-Fiance for $53K Engagement Ring

    08/24/2011 12:38:58 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 60 replies
    KMJ Radio 580 ^ | 8-24-11 | KMJ News
    "Fresno businessman James Makalian's lawsuit claims he's a victim of fraud and deceit after his ex-fiancee Nichole Grazioli (pictured above) broke up with him and then kept her $53,000 engagement ring and Hummer SUV that he bought for her."
  • Pot-Smoking Teens Hear Secret Television Messages

    08/09/2011 4:06:41 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 67 replies · 1+ views
    The Winston Review ^ | August 9, 2011 | -TWR-
    “Teenagers and young adults who use marijuana may be messing with their heads in ways they don’t intend,” reports Harvard Health Publications. Also: Evidence is mounting that regular marijuana use increases the chance that a teenager will develop psychosis, a pattern of unusual thoughts or perceptions, such as believing the television is transmitting secret messages. It also increases the risk of developing schizophrenia, a disabling brain disorder that not only causes psychosis, but also problems concentrating and loss of emotional expression. In one recent study that followed nearly 2,000 teenagers as they became young adults, young people who smoked marijuana...
  • Emo kids attacked in the streets of Mexico

    03/27/2008 8:14:52 AM PDT · by BGHater · 87 replies · 9,787+ views ^ | 26 Mar 2008 | Jeff Skruck
    Hey, you, emo kid in Kansas rocking out to Hawthorne Heights as you thumb through the current issue of Alternative Press and draw a cracked heart on the rubber toe of your Jack Purcell.  You think you got reason to be doleful? Well, then check out your ilk in Mexico. They've been getting their asses kicked lately as part of a country-wide anti-emo movement and now they're fighting back (this clip is in Spanish, but images speak louder than words. Check out the dudes arming themselves with leather belts. What is this, West Side Story?).  LA Weekly's Daniel Hernandez has...
  • Emotional Clinton says, This is personal

    01/07/2008 1:36:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 141 replies · 292+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/07/08 | Philip Elliott - ap
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Hillary Rodham Clinton's eyes welled up and her voice broke repeatedly Monday as she talked with voters in a restaurant about her campaign for the presidency. The former first lady was making a last-minute pitch for support as she spoke on the eve of the state's primary, with polls showing her trailing Democratic rival Barack Obama. Asked by a sympathetic voter how she keeps going in the grueling campaign, she replied, "It's not easy. It's not easy." "And I couldn't do it if I just didn't, you know, passionately believe it was the right thing to do,"...
  • Insufferable Clinginess, or Healthy Dependence?

    03/08/2007 5:55:25 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 3 replies · 547+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6 March 2007 | Benedict Carey
    ...To distinguish different shades, or varieties, of dependency, two psychologists, Aaron L. Pincus of Pennsylvania State and Michael B. Gurtman of the University of Wisconsin, Parkside, administered an exhaustive battery of dependency-related questionnaires to 654 psychology students. The scales rated everything from social confidence to preference for solitude to urges to please others. The psychologists’ analysis of the answers suggested that there were three distinct varieties of dependent behavior patterns. One was defined predominantly by submissiveness (“I don’t have what it takes to be a good leader” or “I am easily downed in an argument”). Another was characterized principally by...
  • Older But Mellower: Aging Brain Shifts Gears To Emotional Advantage

    06/25/2006 5:55:00 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 837+ views
    Science News ^ | 6-25-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Older but Mellower: Aging brain shifts gears to emotional advantage Bruce Bower Given all the bad news that science has delivered about brain cells withering and memory waning as the years mount, older people have a right to be cranky. But, instead, the over-50 crowd handles life's rotten realities and finds life's bright side more effectively than whippersnappers do. In no small part, that's because the aging brain makes critical emotional adjustments, a new study indicates. NEURAL FEEL. As people age, from 12 to 79 years old, they respond to fear with greater and greater boosts in medial prefrontal activity...
  • I Miss You Daddy (video)

    05/31/2005 12:22:10 PM PDT · by Ambient · 13 replies · 3,628+ views
    I go on this video site mostly for the military videos but today I watched this cartoon of all things about 911 and got all choked up. Thought I would share it with you all. Click me to see Movie
  • Liberal Lunatic of the Day (4/18/2005)

    04/18/2005 8:27:32 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 11 replies · 390+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 4/18/2005 | Beckwith
    Principal John DiIorio of South Windsor High School (Connecticut) sent home four high school students who wore T-shirts on which they had written, "Adam and Eve, Not Adam and Steve."  The students say their constitutional right to free speech has been violated. The impetus for the T-shirts came earlier in the week, when gay students at the high school took part in the annual Day of Silence, a project orchestrated by the national Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network.  The gay students wore signs showing their support for legislation that would recognize civil unions for same-sex couples in Connecticut....
  • Parents whose son committed suicide emotional at steroids hearing

    03/17/2005 8:03:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,035+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/17/05 | Joseph White - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Her voice wavered, the emotion coming through loud and clear, as a California woman spoke of her son who committed suicide after using steroids. "There is no doubt in our minds that steroids killed our son," Denise Garibaldi told a House committee during Thursday's hearing on steroids in baseball. An hour or so later, Garibaldi and her husband were seated in the gallery directly behind Mark McGwire, one of Rob Garibaldi's baseball heroes. The young Garibaldi would tape McGwire on television and break down McGwire's swing "frame by frame," said father Raymond Garibaldi. The Garibaldis, of Petaluma,...
  • Police: Woman Killed Husband After He Threatened Pets (Bad Move)

    11/22/2004 10:18:49 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 214 replies · 3,950+ views ^ | 11/22/04 | unknown
    Rochester (AP) Police say a woman went to a Beaver County police station and admitted fatally shooting her husband after he threatened to kill their pets. Elsie Kost was charged yesterday with homicide in the death of her husband Edward. Police say Edward Kost was killed November 16th but authorities didn't find out about the shooting until Elsie Kost confessed to shooting him and putting his body in cistern on their property. Elsie Kost had told others her husband was away at a hunting camp. But New Sewickley police say she told her daughter about the shooting yesterday and they...

    10/20/2004 8:56:39 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,320+ views
    Thursday, October 21, 2004 Sister, your thinking is so irrational, it's outright bizarre. You offer nothing more than a point-by-point rote recitation of fallacious Democrat talking points, spin-by-spin. Do you read any of the incisive analyses I send you that are based on hard facts? If you analyze what the Democrats spew, it's easy to deconstruct the vast majority of their rhetoric as nothing more than baseless, emotional propaganda. Pick a topic, any topic, and I'll deconstruct the Democrat fantasy for you based on tangible, factual, empirical data. I'll even tell you where the Democrats are correct. You may not...
  • President Bush Gives "Rummy" a Standing Ovation!!

    05/31/2004 11:27:33 AM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 57 replies · 186+ views
    The FOX News Channel | 5/31/04 | GeorgeW23225
    What a great "spontaneous" moment!! I hope you all got to see the ovation Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld got today at the ampitheater of Arlington National Cemetary. When his name was announced, the crowd went abolutely wild!! The screamed, cheered, whistled, & stomped their feet. The look on Rummy's face was priceless, but.....the BEST part was when the President stood and gave Rummy a standing ovation. The crowd went NUTS!! And so did I. I found myself standing in front of the T.V. applauding, and giving Rummy a standing "O" along with the President. It was a great moment,...
  • The Oprahization of presidential politics

    12/08/2003 10:13:44 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 151+ views
    Statesman ^ | 12/8/03 | Bob Dart
    One Democratic presidential candidate talks about his prostate cancer in a campaign TV spot. Several recall openly that they smoked marijuana, and another says "sorry" in admitting that he hasn't. Their stump chatter touches on grief counseling or how a family deals with a married daughter coming out as gay. America has learned that the death of a beloved teenage son reshaped one candidate's perceptions and that the miraculous healing of a toddler son altered another's priorities. Confession, tears and emotion have become campaign strategies. The "Oprahization" of politics has escalated during the Democratic presidential primary season. The candidates "want...