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  • Reflections in the midst of extreme poverty and filth... trip in India [Warning: Graphic]

    01/05/2014 6:11:07 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 56 replies
    china smack.com ^ | Oct. 27, 20`0 | maxiewawa
    India is the dirtiest country I have ever been to. I have heard people say that Pakistan, which is to the west and Bangladesh, to the east, are worse, but that is probably beyond the limits of my imaginatio n. In two months in India, I went from south to north, visiting some tourist towns that I had read about. I also went by train and bus to countless towns and open fields that weren’t so famous, and everywhere there were people had something in common — dirty, messy and stank. Interestingly, I also saw countless foreigners having a great...
  • They're Not Going To Take It Anymore: New Generation Of Immigrant Advocates Take Radical Approach

    10/17/2013 4:54:05 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 41 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 10/16/2013 | Elizabeth Llorente
    The frustration, say immigration advocates, is reaching a fever pitch. That is why, many say, recent weeks have seen activists use chains and pipes to tie themselves to the tires of buses that carry immigrants slated for deportation to court, block traffic on Capitol Hill and get arrested, surround Tucson police when they targeted two immigrants during a traffic stop, and chain themselves and block the entrance of a federal detention center. More such actions, they vow, are coming.
  • Bugged: Obama's Roach Problem

    09/14/2013 8:43:02 AM PDT · by shove_it · 62 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | 13 Sep 2013 | George E. Condon Jr.
    As in cockroaches. But vermin is nothing new in a building that is 213 years old--and roaches aren't the worst of it...
  • 82 lawmakers ask for end to ban on gay men donating blood

    08/05/2013 12:45:42 PM PDT · by fwdude · 145 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/13 | Ramsey Cox
    More than 80 lawmakers have called on the Obama administration to allow gay men to donate blood. The lawmakers say the administration should change what they say is an "outdated" policy. Eighty-two lawmakers in the House and Senate signed on to the letter, including Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Enzi was the only Republican to sign the letter. They said Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should re-evaluate blood donation criteria that ban gay men from donating blood for life.
  • (Hollyweird) Two and a Half Men Swaps Angus T. Jones with Lesbian Character

    07/15/2013 7:21:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Two and a Half Men swaps Angus T. Jones with lesbian character Two and a Half Men is about to become Two Men and a Gay Woman. Partly as a replacement for Angus T. Jones whose screen time will be sharply cut after he publicly bashed the show as filth last year CBS hit sitcom is going to add a recurring and possibly permanent lesbian character named Jenny. Shes the 21-year-old illegitimate daughter of the late Charlie Harper, who was played by Charlie Sheen, who himself was booted from the show after tangling with his bosses. The role...
  • Spitzer Rejoins Politics, Asking for Forgiveness

    07/07/2013 8:07:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN
    Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as governor of New York five years ago amid a prostitution scandal, is re-entering political life, with a run for the citywide office of comptroller and a hope that voters are ready to look past his previous misconduct. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, hoping that voters have forgiven him his previous misconduct, will run for the citywide office of comptroller. In an interview, Mr. Spitzer, 54, sounding restless after an unwelcome hiatus from government, said he had re-envisioned the often-overlooked office and wanted to resurrect the kind of aggressive role he played as New York States attorney...
  • Virginia Abortion Clinic Owner: 'I Can Stick Needles in Babies' Lungs. I Can Put Tubes Up P...'

    04/28/2013 3:14:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 4/28/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In an editorial lamenting a new Virginia state regulation requiring abortion clinics to comply with higher licensing standards, the Washington Post quoted one abortion-clinic owner who noted that he can do such things as "stick needles in babies' lungs" and "put tubes up penises," but now he is going to have to deal with the "nonsensical" demands of Virginia's regulation. "Some of the clinics, including those operated by Planned Parenthood, which has a national fundraising network, will survive," said the Post. "Many others, which are run as small businesses, probably will not."The Post pointed to a quote from Dr. David...
  • Britain's Iron Lady, Former Prime Minister Thatcher, Dies (NPR trashes the Iron Lady)

    04/08/2013 5:50:12 PM PDT · by Drango · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | April 08, 2013 | Jackie Northam
    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher . She was 87. Despite many accomplishments during her 11 years in office, she was a divisive figure, and there is still much bitterness surrounding the woman who was dubbed the Iron Lady. Thatcher's long journey to becoming one of Britain's most influential leaders began in humble surroundings. She was born on Oct. 13, 1925, in the small English town of Grantham. Her mother was a dressmaker, her father a grocer and a local politician. Thatcher often credited her father with introducing her to politics. She said he instilled in her the importance of...
  • State-funded Irish charity promoted sexual threesomes for teens as a bit of fun

    03/25/2013 9:23:38 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 03/25/2013 | Kirsten Anderson
    DUBLIN, March 25, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) An Irish sex-education groups state funding is being called into question after lawmakers became aware of an article on the website SpunOut.ie offering advice about sexual threesomes to their teenage audience. The Sunday Independent called attention to the article over the weekend, reprinting quotes from the piece that suggested threesomes were a way for teens to inject serious passion into their bedroom shenanigans. According to the Independent, the group warned readers not to pick anyone for whom they have real feelings. If you are in a relationship, but secretly have a thing for someone...
  • Filth: Heres How Snubbed Members of Knesset Are Responding to Obamas Jerusalem Speech

    03/22/2013 12:58:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/22/13 | Sharona Schwartz
    Now that the applause has died down from President Barack Obamas address to students in Jerusalem, Members of Knesset are coming out with their criticisms, with one lawmaker calling Obamas speech offensive to Netanyahu and another saying it contained filth. Thats no surprise, considering that in his speech, Obama encouraged the Israeli students to push their political leaders to take risks for peace. This, even though the Israeli public went to the polls only two months ago to democratically elect their leaders.
  • Why did Angus T. Jones turn to God? (blasts own show, 2 1/2 Men, as filth)

    11/27/2012 7:49:59 PM PST · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    tv yahoo ^ | 11-27-12 | Bunting
    Why did Angus T. Jones turn to God? Yahoo! TV By Sarah D. Bunting | Yahoo! TV 9 hours ago Following a recent high-profile rant by "Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones that called the show "filth" and told viewers not to watch it, it's unclear what's next for the 19-year-old -- or for the show itself. Jones, who plays Jake Harper on the sitcom, also said he "doesn't want to be on" it anymore. But it seems neither the young actor nor his reps has contacted anyone on the production about quitting the show formally,...
  • Star of 'Two and a Half Men' Angus T. Jones urges fans to stop watching, calls show 'filth'

    11/26/2012 2:52:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/26/12 | Hollie McKay
    Move over Charlie Sheen. Another Two and a Half Men controversy is exploding. Angus T. Jones, who has played the role of Jake Harper on the hit CBS show since 2003 and reportedly earns $350,000 an episode, is featured in a new video for the Forerunner Christian Church, in which he calls the sitcom filth that contradicts his devout Christian values. Thats not all. The 19-year-old actor even urges fans to stop watching.
  • Famous For His Hates: The Cool, Witty Gore Vidal

    08/01/2012 6:46:02 PM PDT · by Drango · 32 replies
    npr ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Chris Bram
    Chris Bram is the author of the novel Gods and Monsters. Gore Vidal was famous for his hates: academia, presidents, whole portions of the American public and, most notably, Truman Capote. Yet he could be incredibly generous to other writer friends. He wrote beautiful, appreciative essays about Tennessee Williams and Dawn Powell. He was a man of many facets and endless contradictions. He achieved his first notoriety in 1948 when he was only 22, for his novel, The City and the Pillar. It was the fullest, most frank portrait of gay American life at that time. The book wasn't autobiographical...
  • Activists photographed flipping bird to Reagan portrait at White House

    06/22/2012 2:04:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2012
    Some people flip out when they visit the White House. A couple visitors last week, though, used the occasion to flip off -- a portrait of the late President Ronald Reagan. Two guests of the White House invited to a reception Friday to mark gay pride month were photographed giving the middle finger below Reagan's portrait. The images were first published by Philadelphia Magazine -- in the pictures, the guests had both middle fingers raised, pointing up toward Reagan. Photographer Zoe Strauss and Matty Hart, national director for public engagement at the group Solutions for Progress, had posted the images...
  • Muslim Conservatives Mad About Lady Gaga (MEGA BARF!)

    05/17/2012 6:20:57 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    WSJDigitalNetwork ^ | May 9th | Deborah Kan
    First Christians in Korea, now Muslims in Indonesia: Lady Gaga's Asian tour is stirring up controversy. The WSJ's Deborah Kan speaks to reporter Eric Bellman.
  • Occupy Austin to city: Power wash City Hall less often, please

    01/30/2012 3:38:11 PM PST · by cweese · 11 replies
    The Austin Statesman ^ | January 30, 2012 | Patrick George
    Members of the ongoing Occupy Austin protest have issued a statement saying they are petitioning city officials to power wash their City Hall site less frequently. Occupiers say that their area is power washed three times a week between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., which leaves them sleeping on wet concrete in the chilly January weather. About 30 or 40 people still sleep at City Hall every night as part of the protest, police officials have said. Many of them are homeless. Protest members say they have created an online petition that asks the city to power wash only once...
  • NEED HELP FREEPING NBC: (title: 'FEAR FACTOR' Donkey Semen Makes NBC Execs Hot)

    01/27/2012 12:38:16 PM PST · by RightFighter · 31 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/26/2012 | TMZ Staff
    "Fear Factor" producers' plans to serve fresh glasses of donkey semen to contestants on the next episode had NBC execs so concerned ... they gave serious thought to killing the stunt, TMZ has learned. Sources involved in the production tell us the stomach-churning stunt was shot last summer -- but NBC honchos were having a tough time swallowing this one as the air date approached. We're told the challenge involved teams of twins drinking the full glass of donkey semen -- with a glass of urine thrown in for good measure. Contestants had to drain both glasses in order to...
  • Buffetts Railroad Among Winners From Keystone Denial (link only)

    01/23/2012 3:21:36 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 1 replies
    '''''' ^ | today | verbotten
    linked to verbotten source:Buffetts Railroad Among Winners From Keystone Denial
  • Occupy DC wont be driven from their filthy, rat-infested encampments, you fascists

    01/17/2012 4:27:59 AM PST · by safetysign · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/16/2012 | Jim Treacher
    Itll take more than exasperated politicians and appeals to institute rudimentary sanitary practices to stop the violent, dimwitted dirtballs of Occupy DC from ruining public spaces for everybody else. And they even put out a press release about it. Isnt that cute? They cant clean up after themselves, but they can put out a press release justifying it Occupy DC Is Not Leaving McPherson Square, Will Not Cave to Mayor Grays Political Posturing Mayor Grays call for the National Park Service to unconstitutionally evict Occupy DC is more dangerous than the problems it would purportedly solve. As Bill Line with...
  • Caught on video: #Occupy protester defecates in public street

    11/15/2011 8:03:36 AM PST · by libstripper · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Nov. 15, 2011 | Breitbart TV
    Caught on video: #Occupy protester defecates in public street [all text there is]
  • Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"

    11/11/2011 9:56:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 11/11/11 | Staff
    With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung." That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times. With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known...
  • Occupy SF accused of Ferry Building thefts, filth

    11/11/2011 9:24:45 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | November 10, 2011 | Mike Aldax
    Ferry Building merchants and managers are fed up with the mayhem that has come with the nearby Occupy SF encampment. A spike in shoplifting, break-ins and reports of abandoned human waste and a reported drop in foot traffic has management fuming about the Justin Herman Plaza encampment. There even are reports of occupiers using the buildings restrooms as washrooms with folks taking sponge baths from toilets. And last Monday, eight men were allegedly escorted out of the building after they attempted to use the bathrooms wearing nothing but their boxer shorts. Property manager Jane Connors has written...
  • Tuberculosis Breaks Out At Occupy Atlantas Base

    11/10/2011 1:18:11 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | November 10, 2011 1:55 PM | unattributed
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis. The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease. WGCL reports that a health department spokeswoman said there is a possibility that both Occupy Atlanta protesters and the homeless people in the shelter may still be at risk since tuberculosis is contracted through air contact. Over the last three months were have been two persons who have resided in this facility who have been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected infectious tuberculosis...
  • Republican Senator Calls on Obama to Cancel Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Bonuses

    11/01/2011 6:18:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11/1/11 | Ed Henry/FoxNews
    A Republican senator is calling on President Obama to cancel the $12.8 million in bonuses that were approved for 10 executives at the government-seized mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that received a $170 billion taxpayer-funded bailout. I am calling on the president of the United States to cancel those bonuses and explain to the American people, the taxpayers who bailed out Freddie and Fannie, why he continues to reward failure, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said at a news conference Tuesday. The two housing giants have received about $141 billion in taxpayer funds since the government took them over...
  • Rikers cons flood Zuccotti for free eats (OWC NY)

    10/26/2011 12:24:12 PM PDT · by libstripper · 101 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 26, 2011 | REBECCA ROSENBERG, JAMIE SCHRAM and BOB FREDERICKS
    Newly sprung ex-cons and vagrants rousted from other parks are crashing the Occupy Wall Street protest, where gourmet meals are free and boozy, drugfueled parties are on tap, the movements leaders griped yesterday. Theyre telling people who leave prison to go to Zuccotti Park, lamented Daniel Zetah, a leader of the OWS community-relations group. Volunteer Lauren Digioia, 26, said, We have drug dealing going on here, gang activity, public intoxication. There are a lot of instigators. There are a lot of vultures. Everyone knows we give out free food and sleeping bags, and its a perfect opportunity for squatters.
  • Stinking up Wall Street: Protesters accused of living in filth as shocking pictures show one....

    This are the shocking scenes that have led some people to accuse the Occupy Wall Street protesters living rough in New York's financial district of creating unsanitary and filthy conditions. Exclusive pictures obtained by Mail Online show one demonstrator relieving himself on a police car. Elsewhere we found piles of stinking refuse clogging Zucotti Park, despite the best efforts of many of the protestors to keep the area clean. The shocking images demonstrate the extent to which conditions have deteriorated as demonstrations in downtown Manhattan enter their fourth week.
  • A low in jobs, mobility, marriage for young adults

    09/21/2011 11:22:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    AP ^ | September 22, 2011 | HOPE YEN
    In record-setting numbers, young adults struggling to find work are shunning long-distance moves to live with Mom and Dad, delaying marriage and buying fewer homes, often raising kids out of wedlock. They suffer from the highest unemployment since World War II and risk living in poverty more than others nearly 1 in 5. ... really high levels of underemployment and unemployment will haunt young people for at least another decade
  • NJ School District Yanks Lesbian Sex Book From Required Summer Reading List

    08/23/2011 12:59:54 PM PDT · by Sopater · 25 replies · 28+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2011 | Todd Starnes
    A New Jersey school district has apologized to parents after requiring high school students to read books that include graphic depictions of lesbian sex and a homosexual orgy. Some of the language is inappropriate, said Chuck Earling, superintendent of Monroe Township Schools in Williamstown, N.J. We were not trying to create controversy. We were just trying to get students to read. The books were on a required summer reading list for middle school and high school students. The district decided to pull the book off the list, with the start of school just days away. There were some words and...
  • Pop 'descending into pornography' says songwriter who launched Kylie Minogue's music career

    06/16/2011 9:25:20 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:23 AM on 17th June 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Pop music is on 'a slow but unmistakable descent into pornography', according to hit songwriter Mike Stock. Stock, who was responsible for dozens of hits as part of Stock, Aitken and Waterman and helped launch Kylie Minogue's pop career, put some of the blame on the rise of stars including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. He said they were among a wave of performers who 'have taken sexualised imagery, dance moves and lyrical content way beyond the limits of decency'.
  • Gay revision of the Bible to go on sale

    04/21/2011 10:32:21 AM PDT · by massmike · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Move over Adam and Eve. Here comes Adam and Steve, as well as Samantha and Delilah. A newly revised gay-friendly Bible is set to go on sale in the next few weeks. Reaction to the announcement has been met with venom from conservative Christian groups. Pink Cross Publishing, the same company that published a gay-friendly version of the Koran, stated that they were adding the finishing touches to the newly revised Bible. Mary and Joseph will be replaced by Mary and Josephine, a lesbian couple unable to have children the conventional way, hence the virgin birth of Jesus. All of...
  • One Hundred Tons of Garbage Collected After Obama Inauguration

    01/23/2009 8:01:01 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies · 2,689+ views
    One Hundred Tons of Garbage Collected After Obama Inauguration One-hundred tons of trash were collected by city and federal sanitation workers after President Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration in Washington, D.C. Cristina Corbin FOXNews.com Friday, January 23, 2009 The scene looked more like the leftovers of a massive college frat party. Heaps of plastic bottles, food wrappers, soda cans, and newspapers, which blanketed the National Mall Wednesday morning, were a stark contrast to the stateliness and splendor of President Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony a day before. One hundred tons of trash were collected by city and federal sanitation workers, according to...
  • Bathtub Troll Makes His Pitch < VANITY >

    01/25/2011 7:58:38 AM PST · by Gargantua · 5 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Tuesday, January 25, 2011 | Gargantua
    Bathtub Troll Makes His Pitch Those among the FreeRepublic readership who, like me, grew up in the 60s or 70s, will likely remember the little toys we used to call bathtub trolls. Short and chubby, with homely little mugs, they stood on stubby legs with arms spread wide as though offering an embrace, brightly colored long hair flying wildly in all directions. If you were ever possessed of way too much free time, you might wonder what one of those bathtub trolls would look like fully grown. I just found the answer to that question. Dennis Kucinich. Congressman Kucinich was...
  • Twenty Questions About Pornography. This Is A Test.

    12/18/2010 8:01:19 AM PST · by IbJensen · 247 replies · 2+ views
    Right Side News ^ | December 18, 2010 | Phyllis Chesler
    Pornography has invaded the worlds imagination. It is everywhere: On the Internet, in films, in movies, in rap music videos. Five-year-old girls dress and are taught to behave like pornography stars in order to win beauty contests. Ten- to twelve-year-old girls both dress and behave like the pornographic images that surround themand they provide sexual services to young boys. Operahigh culturehas also been increasingly sexed up. I have seen productions of Carmen and Lulu in which the lead diva was half-naked and in which she, too, sang the role as if she was a contemporary pornography star and prostitute. No,...
  • Gay activist hospitalized for anxiety

    12/18/2010 2:21:53 AM PST · by South40 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 12/17/2010 | ELYSSE JAMES
    Gay activist and Iraq war veteran Lt. Dan Choi has been hospitalized following a breakdown, ABC News is reporting. "Dan sends his unconditional love," said Choi's Twitter account, after linking to the ABC article.Choi, a Tustin High graduate, was discharged from the New York Army National Guard in July under the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy he's been working to change. He was admitted to the psychiatric ward at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Brockton, Mass., ABC News stated.
  • "Gay Day"at Six Flags--it's about making kids comfortable with homosexuality,says gay newspaper

    10/20/2010 5:34:47 PM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 10/20/2010 | n/a
    Last month we did an expose on the upcoming "Gay Day" at the Six Flags New England amusement park. It was to be a day where homosexual and transgender activists descended over the park and took it over for their own activities. We described what had happened in previous years, and showed some fairly disturbing photos. Our observation was that their obsession with children's activities is a disturbing part of that lifestyle. The homosexual movement's fanatical push to get into the public schools (including elementary schools) and have special kids' events such as "Youth Pride Day" and a kids' "Transgender...
  • Sleazy Songs of Summer

    08/20/2010 5:27:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    Ever wonder what those teenagers are listening to while wearing those iPod earphones? Maybe you'd rather not know. You will be horrified. The Culture and Media Institute recently reviewed the top pop songs from May through July. To say that hedonism is in the air is an understatement. Of the 22 songs on the charts, a whopping 64 percent made at least one reference to sex, drugs or alcohol, or contained profanity. All 22 songs had music videos, and 68 percent of them featured sexualized dancing, alcohol, violence, or partying scenes. The "anthem" of the summer seems to be the...
  • 'The Kids' are not all right (Latest Hollywood film reaches even further than Brokeback Mountain)

    07/15/2010 7:46:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies · 2+ views
    New York Post ^ | 07/15/2010 | Andrea Peyser
    Shh! Hollywood is having a teaching moment -- this time in the bedroom, where, if you're straight, chances are you've been doing it wrong. In the first frames of the new flick "The Kids Are All Right," two boys snort coke. Next, a dad tackles his teenage son so ferociously, the child can't breathe. That boy soon tries to relieve himself on a dog. Gross. And a man with exceptional appetites proves that Cialis, not to mention heterosexual relations, is for losers. That is how the most self-righteously moralistic movie to hit the big screen since "Forrest Gump" preaches an...
  • Why I Don't Believe In Nikki Haley's 'Conversion' (NPR whisper campaign)

    06/23/2010 10:13:13 PM PDT · by Drango · 86 replies · 2+ views
    NPR ^ | June 23, 2010 | Sohini Baliga
    You can't be Indian in the U.S. this week and not have people ask you the million dollar question - "What do you think of Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley changing their names and converting?" First, the name thing. Dear Indian parents, with all due respect, have care for your child when you name it in the U.S. Exhibit A: Piyush, which is just an unfortunate name to give a child in this country. Up there with Shital and Ashit, both of which are perfectly good names in India but terrible here. It would have been one thing if Jindal...
  • Researchers Find Clues to 'Pack-Rat' Urge

    12/18/2004 7:05:24 AM PST · by MississippiMasterpiece · 87 replies · 6,588+ views
    WebMD Medical News ^ | Dec. 17, 2004 | Miranda Hitti
    Attention, pack rats: science may have figured you out. Researchers say they've found an area of the brain that seems to govern the urge to collect. For most people, collecting is a perfectly healthy behavior. It's an outlet for expressing passion for just about anything, such as stamps, wine, art, shoes, or Elvis memorabilia. Collecting is also common among animals, and not just for food. It's been observed in creatures great and small, from mammals to insects. For instance, some birds can't resist aluminum and bright objects, while hamsters gather glass beads when given the chance. But in rare cases,...
  • Four Dogs Die From Neglect, One Dozen Rescued (Michigan)

    07/14/2008 4:57:36 AM PDT · by MaryFromMichigan · 5 replies · 139+ views
    WWMT TV Kalamazoo ^ | June 24, 2008 - 10:51PM | NEWSCHANNEL 3
    Second sad story about abused dogs in the state.
  • 52 cats taken from Elkhart woman's home

    03/13/2010 2:27:28 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 675+ views
    52 cats and one dog were removed from the home of a 76 year old Elkhart woman Tuesday by Elkhart Police Department's animal control officer and Humane Society workers. Elkhart Humane Society Assistant Director Rachel Dennis says the cats and dog are all in poor health, suffering from respiratory problems, matted eyes and infested with insects. Adult Protective Services was called to assist the 76 year old woman who was living in the feces covered trailer. The woman is now living with a family member. Elkhart Police say a maintenance worker at Four Season Trailer Park flagged down an animal...
  • House Of Filth: Nearly 100 Cats Found In NJ Home

    03/28/2009 7:53:47 AM PDT · by alice_in_bubbaland · 68 replies · 2,028+ views
    wcbstv.com ^ | Mar, 28, 2009 | Sean Hennessey
    SPCA Officials Stunned After 2 Feet Of Feces Found In Room Of House Located In Million-Dollar Community Officers Say It's One Of The Worst Cases Ever Reported Reporting Sean Hennessey CHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) ― One New Jersey SPCA official said it was probably the worst case he's ever seen.
  • The Paper Chase

    10/26/2003 2:52:19 PM PST · by sarcasm · 8 replies · 23,750+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 26, 2003 | FRANZ LIDZ
    y father never had much use for fairy tales. The fifth of five brothers raised in a one-bedroom tenement on the Lower East Side, he preferred real-life grotesqueries. And so at bedtime, I would listen raptly to his urban horror stories, tales that filled the dark with chimera, bogeymen, golems.The most macabre was the tale of the Collyer Brothers, the hermit hoarders of Harlem. In lugubrious tones not unlike Boris Karloff's, my father described the vague aura of evil that had endowed the four-story brownstone on the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 128th Street for much of the 1930's...
  • So Much Clutter, So Little Room: Examining the Roots of Hoarding

    01/04/2004 6:17:43 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 202 replies · 4,953+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, January 4, 2004 | NINA BERNSTEIN
    The cases never cease to fascinate: reclusive people trapped by their own accumulations, in rooms made unlivable by floor-to-ceiling heaps of newspapers, books and saved objects from twist ties to grand pianos.Some pass into legend, like the Collyer brothers, "the hermit hoarders of Harlem," who in 1947 were buried by the piles of urban junk that filled their four-story Harlem brownstone. But even less extreme examples, like that of the Bronx man rescued on Monday after being trapped for two days under an avalanche of magazines and catalogs, haunt the public imagination.Such compulsive hoarding is being recognized as a...
  • Kagan once defended 2 Live Crews Me So Horny in obscenity case

    05/16/2010 4:33:03 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 19 replies · 835+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | 05/16/10 | kevin kristy
    Before Harvard, there was 2 Live Crew. The hip-hop group hit the spotlight in 1989 with its album As Nasty As They Wanna Be, which included the single Me So Horny. Nick Navarro , the sheriff of Floridas Broward County , thought it went too far. Im a freak in heat, a dog without warning, the rappers sang. My appetite is sex, cause me so horny. U.S. District Judge Jose Gonzalez agreed with Navarro that the song was obscene, and 2 Live Crew appealed.
  • Prime Time Slime: Larry King Says Sarah Palin Should Pose for Playboy

    04/24/2010 3:16:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 48 replies · 1,575+ views
    Prime Time SLime ^ | 4/23/10 | Lori Ziganto
    I know. I had forgotten that show was still on the air, too. Well, I suppose even Michael Moore needs a show to appear on where he is actually slightly more attractive than the host. Anyway, Larry I literally am older than dirt King is at it again. Not content with just exposing his serial cheating this week, he also had to expose his creepy and sexist tendencies. Larry I Do Remember the Maine King had Sarah Silverman on his CNN show the other night when the subject of Sarah Palin came up. Oh yeah, the subject didnt just organically...
  • Warriors' LGBT appreciation night a slam-dunk

    03/13/2010 8:06:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 566+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/13/10 | Meredith May, Chronicle Staff Writer
    As far as tailgate parties go, this one was a bit more swank than usual. Under purple tents, sommeliers from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly in Modesto poured their latest Pinot Noir while fans mingled and grooved to dance music. Guests were invited to play beanbag toss. Thursday marked the first time the Golden State Warriors basketball team hosted an LGBT night - adding the gay community to its long roster of diversity-themed games that include everything from Bollywood dancing on Indian culture night to horn-blowing rabbis on Jewish heritage night. "Generally in sports the gay issue is a touchy one,...
  • Tomorrow Belongs To Her, Ctd (Andrew Sullivan posts a "letter" from a "reader" attacking Palin)

    02/10/2010 7:50:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,078+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | February 10, 2010 | Andrew Sullivan
    A reader writes: I was born, raised, and educated in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, an exemplary Whitopia. I grew up listening to Rush Limbaugh, watching Fox News and had a "Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" bumper sticker on my debate tub. I was lucky though. I did well enough in school to be eligible to attend one of those evil elite East Cost universities on scholarship. I defended Bush, idiotically, all the way until my senior year, when I studied abroad in both China and England. I was forced, over and over, by classmates and those I met...
  • Now on daytime TV: Graphic homosexual sex scene debuts on ABC's One Life to Live

    01/07/2010 1:24:39 PM PST · by massmike · 41 replies · 2,036+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | January 1, 2010
    The homosexual movement is using daytime TV to "jam" the normalization of homosexual sex into the minds of Americans, and the TV networks and advertisers are (as usual) right on board. Daytime soap operas have always been a little racy when it comes to sexual themes. But this is a new dimension entirely. This past Wednesday, Dec. 30, One Life to Live made history with the first graphic homosexual love scene between two men. They obviously intend to do more. There was a time when advertisers would be terribly afraid to fund anything like this. But the new generation of...
  • NPR uses your tax dollars so you can "Learn to Speak Tea Bag"

    01/04/2010 9:01:48 PM PST · by FromLori · 11 replies · 835+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/4/10 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    Let me get this straight, the suits at NPR (and by "suits" I mean ponytails-and-Birkenstocks) have pressured their commentators Juan Williams and Mara Liasson over appearences on Fox News because they think it damages NPR's credibility. And yet, they think that using your tax dollars for content such as "Learn to Speak Tea Bag" is perfectly ok. Huh.