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  • Fight over speeding car ends with Virginia man shooting self in groin, police say

    08/07/2013 3:55:24 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 07, 2013 | Edmund DeMarche
    A man apparently speeding in Norfolk, Va., accidentally shot himself in the groin after he waved a firearm at bystanders who told him to slow down, police told Rhonney Jacobs was speeding through the neighborhood when he was flagged down by two men, Norfolk police said. He made a U-turn and confronted one of the men, police said. There was a struggle and Jacobs pulled out his .45-caliber gun and it accidentally discharged into his groin, police said. One witness told that he pulled his gun out “trying to shoot one of them but he shot himself." She...
  • Ending the ‘special relationship’

    05/29/2013 6:59:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/29/13 | SETH LIPSKY
    Incredible is the word for the news that the Obama administration has warned Britain against betting on American backing if it withdraws from the European Union. In all of President Obama’s leftism, there is little so myopic as this. Yet that’s the news that broke over the weekend, and on Memorial Day, no less. It’s a day on which we remember the fallen in our wars. It’s hard think of any country that has stood faster with us — and vice versa — than Great Britain. So if the British people were to decide, democratically, that their best interests lie...
  • I-5 bridge collapses over Skagit River, sending vehicles, people into water

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A portion of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River, about 60 miles north of Seattle, collapsed Thursday, sending three vehicles and people plunging into the cold water at least 50 feet below. Amazingly, there were no fatalities, Skagit County authorities said. Three people were pulled from the river and taken to Skagit Valley Hospital and United General Hospital; two were reported to be in stable condition, the other had minor injuries and was being released Thursday night. The survivor who was released was identified as Dan Sligh, 47. His wife, Sally Sligh, 56, remained...
  • Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthy (reelection problems)

    06/19/2012 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthyBy Alexander Bolton - 06/19/12 05:00 AM ET A growing number of Senate Democrats are signaling they are not prepared to raise taxes on anyone in the weak economy unless Congress approves a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. At least seven Democratic senators have declined to rule out supporting a temporary extension of the Bush-era income tax rates, breaking with party leaders who have called for letting the rates expire for people earning more than $1 million per year. That gives Senate Republicans a chance to push a temporary extension...
  • Obama ending vacation, readying for re-election (never mind he's been campaigning for months)

    01/02/2012 12:14:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/2/12 | Julie Pace - ap
    HONOLULU (AP) — With an eye on the 2012 campaign, President Barack Obama is wrapping up a low-key Hawaiian vacation and planning to quickly get back in front of voters as he ratchets up his bid for re-election. The president and his family are scheduled to leave the island of Oahu Monday evening after a 10-day vacation. Air Force One will touch down in Washington Tuesday morning, just hours before Republican presidential candidates square off in the Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest of the 2012 campaign. After more than a week out of the spotlight, Obama plans to make...
  • U.S. report recommends ending loan guarantees to Israel at end of 2011

    07/27/2011 8:31:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/27/11 | Barak Ravid
    An internal report of the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State recommends terminating the U.S. loan guarantee program to Israel at the end of 2011. The report, which deals with the performance of the U.S. embassy in Israel, says American diplomats have difficulty mustering support for the Obama administration's policies and implies the embassy failed completely in its PR efforts during the Obama administration.
  • Ending Medicare as we know it?

    04/10/2011 12:40:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/10/11 | Rick Moran
    Mark Steyn in NRO: Ending Medicare as we know it? Say it ain't so! Medicare, we hardly knew ye! It's an open question whether Americans will fall for one more chorus of the same old song from Baucus, Harkin, Podesta, and the other members of America's wrinkliest boy band. But, if this is the level on which the feckless patronizing spendaholics of the permanent governing class want to conduct the debate, bring it on: Paul Ryan's plan would "end Medicare as we know it." The Democrats' "plan" - business as usual - will end America as we know it. Literally,...
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Ending Poverty

    06/16/2010 1:06:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 679+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | July/August 2010 | Sebastian Mallaby
    In the 1990s, Paul Romer revolutionized economics. In the aughts, he became rich as a software entrepreneur. Now he’s trying to help the poorest countries grow rich—by convincing them to establish foreign-run “charter cities” within their borders. Romer’s idea is unconventional, even neo-colonial—the best analogy is Britain’s historic lease of Hong Kong. And against all odds, he just might make it happen.Halfway through the 12th century, and a long time before economists began pondering how to turn poor places into rich ones, the Germanic prince Henry the Lion set out to create a merchant’s mecca on the lawless Baltic coast....
  • Ending Israel’s Losing Streak

    05/31/2010 8:30:20 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies · 744+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 31, 2010 | Caroline Glick
    These words are being written before the dust has had a chance to settle on Monday night’s naval commando raid of the Gaza-bound Turkish flotilla of terror supporters. The raid’s full range of operational failures still cannot be known. Obviously the fact that the mission ended with at least six soldiers wounded and at least ten Hamas supporters dead makes clear that there were significant failures in both the IDF’s training for and execution of the mission. The Navy and other relevant bodies will no doubt study these failures. But they point to a larger strategic failure that has crippled...
  • 'Annie' comic strip ending after 85 years

    05/13/2010 10:39:40 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 712+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2010
    CHICAGO (AP) - The iconic redheaded orphan Annie is ending her time on newspaper comics pages after 85 years. Tribune Media Services announced Thursday that it will cease syndication of the "Annie" strip on June 13.
  • Jack Bauer stares down an unhappy ending on "24"

    05/07/2010 5:26:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies · 2,080+ views
    Jack Bauer stares down an unhappy ending on "24" 6:49pm EDT LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For fans of hit TV show "24," this will come as no great shock: the show's creator on Friday promised that when the action program finishes its run this month, an unhappy ending will greet Jack Bauer. U.S. government agent Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland, has saved the world time-and-again and been thanked for his efforts with any number of personal tragedies, including the death of loved ones. So it seemed natural that in the final seconds of his final show, he should face hardship...
  • Prince Charles: Eighteen months to stop climate change disaster (it's over)

    05/19/2008 2:35:48 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 15 replies · 112+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/18/08 | Andrew Pierce
    Prince Charles: Eighteen months to stop climate change disaster By Andrew Pierce Last Updated: 1:08PM BST 18/05/2008 The Prince of Wales has warned that the world faces a series of natural disasters within 18 months unless urgent action is taken to save the rainforests. A chameleon in a Madagascar rainforest. Prince Charles has warned of 'disaster' if urgent steps are not taken to protect the forests In one of his most out-spoken interventions in the climate change debate, he said a £15 billion annual programme was required to halt deforestation or the world would have to live with the dire...
  • Ga. man executed, ending 7-month moratorium

    05/06/2008 5:25:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 99+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/08 | Shannon McCaffrey - ap
    JACKSON, Ga. - A Georgia man who killed his live-in girlfriend was executed Tuesday, the first inmate put to death since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of lethal injections. William Earl Lynd was pronounced dead at 7:51 p.m. EDT, Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Mallie McCord told The Associated Press. It came less than an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected efforts to block it. The roughly three dozen states around the country that use lethal injection held off on carrying out any executions for more than seven months while the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed the constitutionality...
  • Ending the cycle of catastrophic fires

    07/20/2007 11:37:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 434+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/20/07 | Dave Cogdill
    Once again, catastrophic fire has left its devastating footprint on our California landscape. It seems that this time every year, we find ourselves in the same precarious situation of watching our hillsides get drier and drier while the summer gets hotter and hotter, until a fire erupts and we scramble to contain it and minimize its effect. Once the fire's been put out and things return to normal (for the most part), we do little to prevent future fires. Then summer hits once again and we're back to square one. It's time we put an end to this cycle. --snip--...

    06/11/2007 7:31:17 PM PDT · by madddness · 6 replies · 452+ views
    when Tony walked into the restaurant he was wearing a leather jacket and dark colored shirt and he saw himself sitting in the booth wearing different clothes. i think the whole last scene was all in Tony's head. i think that overall he is tired of the life and is fantasizing almost his perfect way to die. AJ seems all better, Carmella is happy....not so sure about Meadow.
  • Supporting Iraqi Government Key to Ending Violence, General Says

    05/19/2006 5:06:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 150+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 19, 2006 – Supporting Iraqi government ministries is the key to developing a peaceful, democratic Iraq, a top U.S. general serving there said today. In particular, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, said he believes improving Iraq's economy is "the lynchpin of a peaceful Iraq." "Through the (Iraqi security forces), we can address the symptoms -- violence," Chiarelli said in a satellite briefing to Pentagon reporters. "But by building up Iraqi ministerial capacity to provide basic services and create hope and economic opportunity, we can get at the causes. A prosperous Iraq...
  • Hurricane season finally ending Wednesday, but next year could be bad, too (Epsilon forms)

    11/29/2005 2:09:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 847+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | 11/29/05 | JOHN PAIN
    Hurricane season finally ending, but next year could be bad, too By JOHN PAIN Associated Press Writer November 29. 2005 4:27PM The busiest and costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record officially - and mercifully - draws to a close Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of Americans still dealing with the devastation wrought by Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Despite the end of the June 1-to-Nov. 30 season, hurricanes could still form over the next few months. In fact, a tropical storm took shape in the Atlantic on Tuesday. But no hurricane has been known to hit the United States between December...
  • (Condi) Rice Supporters Hope For A Hollywood Ending

    10/01/2005 5:31:39 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 424+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-2-2005 | Philip Sherwell
    Rice supporters hope for Hollywood ending By Philip Sherwell in Washington (Filed: 02/10/2005) For the self-styled "Condistas", it was too good an opportunity to miss. Devoted admirers of Condoleezza Rice bought time for a television commercial backing the Secretary of State for the White House in 2008, during last week's premiere of Commander-in-Chief, a new series about America's first female president. It was the highest-profile move yet in a burgeoning grassroots campaign to persuade Dr Rice to stand for the nation's highest office, despite her public statements that she has no desire to seek the nomination. Geena Davis plays the...
  • Fried in Turkey: Is democracy on the outs?

    08/02/2005 1:15:57 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 462+ views ^ | August 2, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    On June 8, 2005, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited President Bush in the White House. Among the topics the two discussed were freedom, democracy, and the rule of law. Speaking from the Oval Office, Bush declared Turkey's democracy to be "an important example for the people of the broader Middle East."Turkey remains an important ally of the United States despite recent bilateral tensions over the Iraq war and its aftermath. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have valued Turkey not only as a strategic military partner in the Cold War but also, in recent decades, as a democratic outpost...
  • Who’ll Have the Last Laugh over Judicial Filibusters? - (the sweet side of the "sour deal!")

    06/07/2005 4:40:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,730+ views
    Not only is there a bright side for conservatives in the recent Senate “compromise” on Presidential appointments, but it’s hard to find any reason at all to justify celebration by liberal Democrats. President Bush’s long-stalled 5th Circuit nominee, Priscilla Owen, now sits on that federal bench, and confirmations of capable conservatives Janice Rogers Brown and William Pryor are soon to follow. Even the prospective nominations of William Meyers and Henry Saad have been sidetracked in thought only. Make no mistake – the dam has cracked and its eventual collapse is as easy as ever to see. The seven Republican signatories...