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  • 'Nobody on the top three floors survived': Six dead and dozens missing

    06/14/2017 5:51:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 103 replies ^ | 6/14/2017 | Ekin Karasin
    The fire that swept through a 27-storey west London tower block in just 15 minutes after a fridge exploded could be one of the worst in British history amid fears nobody on the top three floors survived. Six people are known to have died after fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in White City at 1am today but Scotland Yard says the death toll is expected to rise significantly. A community leader working to locate victims, who asked not to be named, revealed that nobody who lived on the top three residential floors may have survived. He said: 'We have a list...
  • Ann Coulter Challenges Ed Schultz: 'Invite Me on Your Show, You Lying P--sy'

    01/16/2014 7:37:57 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 1/15/2014 | Noel Sheppard
    Conservative author Ann Coulter threw down quite the gauntlet Wednesday. After MSNBC's Ed Schultz said on his show, "Republicans, they’re afraid of me. They don’t want to talk to me," Coulter responded via Twitter, "Invite me on your show, you lying p--sy" (video follows with commentary):
  • Asteroid likely caused global fires, which led to extinctions

    03/28/2013 9:02:58 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | March 27, 2013 | by Anthony Watts
    From the AGU:Global fires after the asteroid impact probably caused the K-Pg extinctionChicxulub Crater, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico – Artist’s Impression Image: University of Colorado About 66 million years ago a mountain-sized asteroid hit what is now the Yucatan in Mexico at exactly the time of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction. Evidence for the asteroid impact comes from sediments in the K-Pg boundary layer, but the details of the event, including what precisely caused the mass extinction, are still being debated.Some scientists have hypothesized that since the ejecta from the impact would have heated up dramatically as it reentered the Earth’s...
  • Al Gore Denied Australian Firestorm Footage - Aussie Filmmaker Slams Gore's Propaganda Attempt

    10/03/2012 2:23:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Northern Territory News ^ | October 03, 2012 | Sally Brooks
    Climate change campaigner Al Gore denied Australian firestorm footage AN Australian filmmaker refused to sell footage of a firestorm to former US vice-president Al Gore - to use in Mr Gore's climate presentations - because the event was unrelated to climate change. Chris Tangey from Alice Springs Film and Television recorded the phenomenon on Curtin Springs Station, 360km southwest of Alice Springs, while scouting locations for a film. The footage has been an international sensation, reported widely in global media. In an email exchange with Mr Gore's office, Mr Tangey said using the footage in a climate-change framework would be...
  • Suburbs in flames after military exercise (French artillery torches Marseille)

    07/22/2009 11:46:50 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 13 replies · 778+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 7-23-09 | AFP hacks
    Bombing exercise 'caused fires' Dozens of homes destroyed Authorities angry at military MILITARY bombing practice has caused one of France's worst fires for three years which continues to rage on the eastern outskirts of Marseille. The fire has burnt dozens of homes but claimed no victims. The wildfire was caused by military practice shelling which hit the eastern Trois-Ponts suburb of the southern city forcing the evacuation of scores of residents. "There are a few dozen houses burnt in the Trois-Ponts district but there are no victims," fire brigade spokesman Samuel Champon said. "There are more homes threatened than vehicles...
  • Dodd facing fresh political firestorm

    03/18/2009 6:27:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 2,567+ views
    Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) looks like he may be facing a fresh political firestorm. Dodd just admitted on CNN that he inserted a loophole in the stimulus legislation that allowed million-dollar bonuses to insurance giant AIG to go forward – after previously denying any involvement in writing the controversial provision. . “We wrote the language in the bill, the deal with bonuses, golden parachutes, excessive executive compensation that was adopted unanimously by the United States Senate in the stimulus bill,” Dodd told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer this afternoon. “But for that language, there would have been no language to deal with...
  • Obama's VP adviser from Minnesota suddenly in middle of political firestorm

    06/10/2008 11:09:54 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 20 replies · 125+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 6-10-08 | Lisa Lerer
    Minnesotan Jim Johnson, the disciplined, discreet and obsessively meticulous vice presidential vetter for Barack Obama, is a stalwart of the Washington establishment. In the mid-1990s, he headed up a power trifecta: mortgage giant Fannie Mae, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Brookings Institution, one of the city's most prominent think tanks. At various times, political insiders have floated his name in Democratic administrations for White House chief of staff, Treasury secretary and president of the World Bank. His circumspect ways - rare in a town known for its shameless attention seekers - have helped make...
  • Randi Rhodes suggests Blackwater started California fires.

    10/25/2007 6:19:15 PM PDT · by Son Of The Godfather · 31 replies · 632+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies | 10/25/07 | PJ Comix
    You can almost hear the pure, unfiltered stupidity: Linky
  • Calif. Wildfires Drive Lawyers From Homes, Offices (From Great Misery Comes Some Relief)

    10/24/2007 3:15:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 115+ views ^ | October 24, 2007 | Kellie Schmitt
    Calif. Wildfires Drive Lawyers From Homes, Offices As fires sweep across seven counties, attorneys and staff scramble to set up shop -- or just find shelter for a night Kellie Schmitt The Recorder October 24, 2007 As a brown haze shrouded Southern California on Tuesday, law firms in San Diego's Carmel Valley region remained shuttered, and more and more local attorneys were forced to leave their homes. At Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, the chief operating officer and a partner have already lost their homes, and dozens of attorneys have been displaced -- including managing partner Robert Bell. "It's pretty...
  • Editorial: Fires Are Terrible, Arson Is Worse (SoCal Wildfires)

    10/24/2007 12:32:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 106+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Monday, October 22, 2007 | An Orange County Register editorial
    Editorial: Fires are terrible, arson is worse Amid so much tragedy and destruction, some of it appears deliberate An Orange County Register editorial We had hoped beyond hope that, somehow, in this season when all the conditions, including a devastating lack of rain, were ripe for the kind of wildfires that are a regular feature of life in what we like to think of otherwise as near-paradise, we miraculously would be spared. But it was not to be. Our dismay is doubled, however, by the circumstances that authorities believe caused the fire that has burned at least 8.800 acres in...
  • USN Photo of the Day: Dawn's Early Light Makes Visible Enormous, Eerie Smoke-Cloud Over Naval Base

    10/23/2007 8:42:53 PM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 12 replies · 265+ views ^ | October 23, 2007 | United States Navy Cdr. Jane Campbell
    Sunrise over Naval Base San Diego, California, on 23 October 2007 -- the view from the sea. Photographer Cdr. Jane Campbell, United States Navy CourtesiesGallery of Sunrises and Sunsets, (photo no. 81, medium, large)
  • Live Updating Thread: 2007 Southern California Firestorms

    10/21/2007 9:48:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4,246 replies · 3,113+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9:35 AM PDT, October 21, 2007 | Associated Press
    UPDATE: The city of Malibu is advising residents in Puerco Canyon to begin evacuating due to a wildfire driven by powerful winds. This area is north of Pacific Coast Highway and about 1 mile west of Pepperdine University. Residents along the beach on Malibu Road may soon be evacuated. Pacific Coast Highway is closed between Kanan-Dume Road and Topanga Canyon. Residents are advised to head to the west. Evacuation centers are being set up in the Zuma Beach area. A wildfire driven by powerful winds in the Malibu Hills this morning threatened a university, destroyed at least one home and...
  • Limbaugh Says Actor Fox Exaggerates Effects of Disease in Ads (WaPo Hit Piece)

    10/24/2006 3:42:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 171 replies · 5,214+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 24, 2006 | Daniela Deane
    <p>Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh today attacked actor Michael J. Fox for inserting his halting voice into the U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri, suggesting Fox was "acting" in a commercial where he's shown shaking while endorsing the importance of stem cell research.</p>
  • S. Korea: Roh Under Fire Over Wartime Command Withdrawal(not going down quietly)

    08/10/2006 5:24:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 527+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 08/10/06
    Roh Under Fire Over Wartime Command Withdrawal Korea Could Take Back Wartime Troop Control in Five Years: MinisterPillar of Korea-U.S. Military Alliance 'for the Scrapheap' Look Around Before Dismantling the Pillar of Our Security U.S. 'Wants Shot of Wartime Command Sooner' Korea, U.S. in War of Nerves Over Troop ControlU.S. Flags More Troop Cuts in Korea Staking National Security on Semantics Roh Says Korea Could Handle Wartime Control 'Now'Roh Turns Deaf Ear to 16 Former Defense Chiefs Sixteen former defense ministers and nine retired generals on Thursday expressed dismay at President Roh Moo-hyun’s remarks in an interview Wednesday that...
  • Pawlenty immigration report ignites firestorm(illegals angry/dims angrier)

    12/16/2005 5:37:02 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 49 replies · 1,146+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-15-05 | Bill Salisbury
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty's controversial report on the cost of illegal immigration apparently has created an emerging political storm that will play out in the 2006 legislative session and next year's elections. The report, which estimates undocumented immigrants and their children cost Minnesota taxpayers about $175 million a year for state services, may have roused a "sleeping giant" in immigrant communities that have been politically apathetic until now. Pawlenty told a group of police chiefs Thursday that illegal immigration is a large and growing problem that will be at the top of his public safety agenda in the coming legislative session....
  • Historian's 'Duty': PR for Kerry? (Lying Author of "Tour of Duty" BUSTED -- !)

    04/29/2004 2:04:42 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 20 replies · 164+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/29/04 | Alex Beam
    What kind of a historian is Douglas Brinkley anyway? These days Brinkley is acting a lot less like a historian and a lot more like a PR flack for John Kerry, the subject of Brinkley's flattering bestseller "Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War." Brinkley proclaims his independence from the Kerry campaign -- "This is my book, not his," he writes in "Tour" -- but he's become a major player in the Kerry agitprop machine.
  • Southern California Fires -- Live Thread 10/30

    10/29/2003 10:01:50 PM PST · by lainie · 915 replies · 2,317+ views
    Cal Fire Maps Live online scanner feeds for fire, cops, CDF, air attack FYI, this gives popups - No pop ups on this feed - click on Big Bear Feed - Verdugo fire scanner - Simi Valley fire scanner - Ventura county scanner chatter Big Bear online scanner feed for CDF, cops, air attack etc. Go to and register if you're not a member. Once you register you can go into any chat room In the text box of your chosen chatroom type: /join the old fire scanner:1 This should...
  • Southern California Fires -- Live Thread 10/29

    10/28/2003 11:00:04 PM PST · by lainie · 2,664 replies · 4,003+ views
    Cal Fire Maps Live online scanner feeds for fire, cops, CDF, air attack FYI, this one gives pop ups if you use it. No pop ups on this feed Another live scanner feed. Click on Big Bear Feed another live feed for socal, Verdugo Fire Communications Center Simi Valley fire scanner lots of scanner chatter in Ventura county CHP Dispatch CDF AIR CHANNELS Red - 151.220 - Air to ground units Blue - 151.280 - Air to air Green - 151.295 - Air to air Yellow - 151.310 - Air...
  • SoCal Fires Live Thread 10/28

    10/27/2003 9:17:40 PM PST · by spectr17 · 2,768 replies · 2,652+ views
    10/28/03 | Myself
    SoCal Fires Live Thread 10/28
  • Southern CA fires - Live Thread 10/27

    10/26/2003 9:52:12 PM PST · by spectr17 · 2,138 replies · 3,781+ views
    10/27/03 | Myself
    Southern CA fires - Live Thread 10/27 Cal Fire Maps Live online scanner feeds for fire, cops, CDF, air attack FYI, this one gives pop ups if you use it. No pop ups on this feed Another live scanner feed. Click on Big Bear Feed another live feed for socal, Verdugo Fire Communications Center CHP Dispatch CDF AIR CHANNELS ---------------- Red - 151.220 - Air to ground units Blue - 151.280 - Air to air Green - 151.295 - Air to air Yellow - 151.310 - Air to air Victor - 122.925 AM...