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  • Surrendered “smelly cat” finally finds new home [kitteh has serious gas problem]

    04/16/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 65 replies
    Cat Time ^ | April 10th, 2014 | DogTime
    Cats are surrendered to animal shelters due to any number of owner complaints: clawing up the furniture, fighting with other pets, not liking the owner’s new baby. But for black-and-white Domestic Shorthair Lenny, who was rescued from a Rochester, New York, park in February and brought to the Scottsville Veterinary Hospital & Adoptions shelter, finding a forever home is something that eluded him for a very unusual reason. Lenny is one gassy kitty. Shelter staff thought they’d found a wonderful home for Lenny last month, but after only two days with his new family, they were back at the adoption...
  • Passing gas 101: What your flatulence patterns mean for your health

    04/01/2014 10:52:40 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 95 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | April 01, 2014 | By Loren Grush
    Passing gas: Everybody does it – and no one wants to admit it. This embarrassing habit may seem foul, but breaking wind is simply an unavoidable byproduct of our daily digestion. In fact, the average individual can pass gas anywhere from 13 to 21 times a day. But your gaseous patterns can actually speak volumes about your health, especially in regards to your eating habits, and they may even serve as an indication of larger digestive health issues. “People who produce excessive amounts of gas and particularly foul smelling gas – if you’re eating a super high fiber diet, that...
  • Opera singer ‘can’t work’ over uncontrollable flatulence

    01/27/2014 7:36:56 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2014 | David K. Li
    An opera diva claims her career might be over — because she can’t belt out big notes without passing gas. Singer Amy Herbst is suing an Army hospital over allegedly botching a procedure that’s forced her off stage with chronic incontinence and flatulence. The opera performer and her hubby, US Army Staff Sgt. James Herbst, are plaintiffs in the federal complaint against Fort Campbell’s Blachfiled Army Community Hospital in Kentucky.
  • Making a big stink: man sues his bishop for failing to exorcise flatulent demons

    04/13/2013 7:18:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 11, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Details: A Romanian lawyer is suing his local Orthodox bishop and four priests claiming they failed to properly exorcise flatulent demons that were forcing him out of his home.Madalin Ciculescu, 34, accused the five of fraud after they turned up several times to exercise the demons which were responsible for the bad smells that were ruining his business.He claimed that after the failed exorcism the demons even started haunting him at his home at Pitesti in Arges County in central Romania.The case alleging ‘religious malpractice’ is reportedly the first time there has been such an allegation made in a Romanian...
  • Social Security Administration takes back reprimand of flatulent worker

    01/11/2013 12:25:09 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    WAPO ^ | 1-11-13 | josh hicks
    The Social Security Administration officially reprimanded an employee whom colleagues accused of continuously “passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor” that created a “hostile work environment.” After the Smoking Gun posted the reprimand letter online, the agency said it had withdrawn its disciplinary action against the flatulent worker. “When senior management became aware of the reprimand it was immediately rescinded,” agency spokeswoman Dorothy J. Clark said in an e-mail to The federal Eye. The agency did not respond to requests to provide a date for its rescinding action. It also did not answer questions about the status of the employee...
  • Formal Reprimand Issued To Flatulent Federal Worker

    12/21/2012 4:24:30 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 55 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 21, 2012
    DECEMBER 21--A federal employee was formally reprimanded this month for excessive workplace flatulence, a sanction that was delivered to him in a five-page letter that actually included a log of representative dates and times when he was recorded “releasing the awful and unpleasant odor” in his Baltimore office. In a December 10 letter accusing him of “conduct unbecoming a federal officer,” the Social Security Administration employee was informed that his “uncontrollable flatulence” had created an “intolerable” and “hostile” environment for coworkers, several of whom have lodged complaints with supervisors. The worker, a 38-year-old Maryland resident, reportedly submitted evidence that he...
  • Scientists: Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    05/08/2012 10:33:06 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies
    csmonitor ^ | May 8, 2012
    Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on Monday. In a major new climate finding, researchers have calculated that dinosaur flatulence could have put enough methane into the atmosphere to warm the planet during the hot, wet Mesozoic era. Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on Monday. And just like big cows, their plant digestion was aided by methane-producing microbes. "A simple mathematical model suggests that the...
  • Oniony pig farts legal, court rules

    12/27/2011 2:25:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Dec 11 10:29 CET
    A court in the northern German town of Osnabrück has ruled that a farmer is allowed to feed his pigs vast quantities of raw onions, despite complaints from neighbors about their eye-watering gaseous emissions. The farmer has been feeding his 1,500 pigs several cubic meters of onions every week for the past 14 years, but city authorities ordered him to stop, and threatened to fine him €2,500 (US$3,267), after locals complained of the resulting pungent porcine farts. The council justified its decision on the grounds that planning permission for the pigsty forbade “strong-smelling foods, e.g. kitchen waste.” But the court...
  • Pakistan Bans "Monkey Crotch", Other Phrases

    11/24/2011 5:49:39 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/21/11 | Nosheen Abbas
    What do the words sex, lavender, flatulence, quickie, butt, mango and pud have in common? They are among more than 1,000 words deemed so obscene by the Pakistani Telecommunications Authority that they have instructed mobile phone operators to block them from all text messages. It is a decision that has left many in Pakistan unsure whether to be staggered, amused or outraged. Social media sites such as Twitter have been flooded with posts about the decision. An unconfirmed list has been circulating online. Many of the words are sexually explicit but the inclusion of some words and phrases appear to...
  • Better in than out: African country set to make breaking wind a crime

    01/28/2011 11:25:45 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 28, 2011 | Colin Fernandez
    Breaking wind is set to be made a crime in an African country. The government of Malawi plan to punish persistent offenders 'who foul the air' in a bid to 'mould responsible and disciplined citizens.' But locals fear that pinning responsibility on the crime will be difficult - and may lead to miscarriages of justice as 'criminals' attempt to blame others for their offence. One Malawian told the website Africanews.com: 'My goodness. What happens in a public place where a group is gathered. Do they lock up half a minibus? 'And how about at meetings where it is difficult to...
  • Better in than out: African country set to make breaking wind a crime

    01/31/2011 5:53:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2011 | Colin Fernandez
    Breaking wind is set to be made a crime in an African country. The government of Malawi plan to punish persistent offenders 'who foul the air' in a bid to 'mould responsible and disciplined citizens.' But locals fear that pinning responsibility on the crime will be difficult - and may lead to miscarriages of justice as 'criminals' attempt to blame others for their offence. One Malawian told the website Africanews.com: 'My goodness. What happens in a public place where a group is gathered. Do they lock up half a minibus? 'And how about at meetings where it is difficult to...
  • Man goes berserk after excessive-flatulence teasing

    01/20/2011 5:13:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 88 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 19, 2011 | WorldNetDaily
    <p>Police say a Connecticut man became so angered by a woman's reprimand for his continued flatulence at a party that he went on a stabbing spree, killing a personal friend.</p> <p>According to published reports, Marc Higgins, 21, allegedly stabbed to death his friend, Matthew Walton, and injured three others during a house party Saturday night in Bristol, Conn., where alcohol was being consumed.</p>
  • Penguin Farts in the Face of Another Penguin (very funny video)

    12/09/2010 7:30:23 AM PST · by OneVike · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Start your day off with a good laugh by watching a short video clip of a penguin that cuts a fart. what really makes it great though, is the penguin that is following right behind it, makes a quick U-Turn. I guess it proves that all animal farts smell bad to others
  • I don't know where to post this zot.

    11/26/2010 7:19:22 PM PST · by LorgoInsuranceguy · 1,643 replies · 40+ views
    Largoinsuranceguy
    I am starting a project and want to know if someone would like to help me do it. Once started we can develop a reset button for this economic structure.
  • Daughter Blames Mother's Flatulence for Global Warming

    01/28/2010 7:09:06 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 12 replies · 672+ views
    Dr. Paul Donohue, To Your Good Health, King Features Syndication ^ | 27 January 2010 | Dr. Paul Donohue To Your Good Health Column
    Daughter blames mother for global warming By Dr. Paul Donohue SPECIAL TO THE POST-DISPATCH 01/27/2010 Dear Dr. Donohue — My daughter complains that I flatulate more often than most individuals. Furthermore, she claims that the gas an individual passes contributes to global warming. I don't know if I am physically able to keep my gas to myself to go green. Is my daughter really right? Donohue: Is your daughter for real? .... excerpted from: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/lifestyle/columnists.nsf/drpauldonohue/story/BE5A104050CE7DD5862576B6006F270B?OpenDocument
  • Climate Chief Lord Stern: Give Up Meat To Save The Planet

    10/26/2009 10:54:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 579+ views
    London Times ^ | October 27th 2009
    October 27, 2009 Climate Chief Lord Stern: Give Up Meat To Save The Planet Methane is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas Robin Pagnamenta, Energy Editor People will need to consider turning vegetarian if the world is to conquer climate change, according to a leading authority on global warming. In an interview with The Times, Lord Stern of Brentford said: “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.” Direct emissions of methane from cows and...
  • Burping of the lambs blows roast off menu

    07/07/2009 8:25:56 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 36 replies · 1,245+ views
    timesonline ^ | May 24, 2009 | Jonathan Leake, Environment Editor
    GIVE up lamb roasts and save the planet. Government advisers are developing menus to combat climate change by cutting out “high carbon” food such as meat from sheep, whose burping poses a serious threat to the environment. Out will go kebabs, greenhouse tomatoes and alcohol. Instead, diners will be encouraged to consume more potatoes and seasonal vegetables, as well as pork and chicken, which generate fewer carbon emissions. “Changing our lifestyles, including our diets, is going to be one of the crucial elements in cutting carbon emissions,” said David Kennedy, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change.... ....The problem...
  • Fish Oil Could Curb Cow Flatulence

    03/30/2009 12:01:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 435+ views
    foxnews ^ | March 30, 2009
    Cows break wind a lot, and their flatulence fills the air with methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In fact, the EPA estimates that roughly 28 percent of all methane emissions related to human activity come from methane-producing bacteria in the rumens of domestic cattle, sheep and goats and other livestock known as ruminants, which eat plants that are mostly indigestible by other creatures. By volume, methane is more powerful than carbon dioxide at trapping solar energy and making the atmosphere behave like a greenhouse. Fish oil could cut down on the boom-booms, a new study suggests.
  • 'Pull My Finger' subject of court fight

    02/17/2009 7:10:10 PM PST · by pissant · 19 replies · 808+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/17/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- First came the iPhone. Then, there was the "iFart" flatulence noise download. Now, there's "Pull My Finger" -- and next could come the lawsuits. A Florida-based company has accused a Colorado competitor in federal court of trademark infringement and unfair business practices over the phrase "Pull My Finger." The dispute began after the makers of iFart began using phrase "pull my finger" in advertisements for their products. Air-o-Matic, based in Jacksonville, Florida, and Colorado-based InfoMedia, Inc., both offer a range of competing software applications, or "apps," that subscribers can download into their multitasking cell phones. Users can...
  • New Gas Tax

    12/17/2008 10:35:45 AM PST · by foutsc · 3 replies · 415+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 17 Dec 08 | fouts
    First it was California city slickers escaping to the Mountain West, finding to their shock and horror that livestock lived there, and then demanding the offensive creatures be banned. Now comes the EPA of President George Bush, Republican of Texas, with their plan to tax cow and hog farts. Sounds funny, but it could run some ranchers out of business. It also reminded me of that famous anonymous Tax Poem.The Tax Poem Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table At which he’s fed. Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule. Tax his work,...
  • EPA calls talk of a tax on cow flatulence a bunch of hot air (Relax, it's just a joke - get it?)

    12/17/2008 2:29:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 763+ views
    Kansas City .com ^ | 12/16/08 | MATT SCHOFIELD
    EPA calls talk of a tax on cow flatulence a bunch of hot airBy MATT SCHOFIELD The Kansas City Star Posted on Tue, Dec. 16, 2008 10:15 PM The cow flatulence tax is not real. Comedians might wish it were. Ranchers may find sweet release in yelling about it. Congressmen might see it as an easy issue to gas about. But the Environmental Protection Agency is not — repeat, not — working up a tax on cow emissions. “I know it’s tough to even talk about this without laughing, but if you’re a farmer, it is a very scary thought,”...
  • Proposed fee on smelly cows, hogs angers farmers

    12/05/2008 5:25:46 AM PST · by RetroSexual · 27 replies · 861+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/5/08 | Bob Johnson
    For farmers, this stinks: Belching and gaseous cows and hogs could start costing them money if a federal proposal to charge fees for air-polluting animals becomes law. Farmers so far are turning their noses up at the notion, which is one of several put forward by the Environmental Protection Agency after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that greenhouse gases emitted by belching and flatulence amounts to air pollution.
  • Sheep flatulence inoculation developed

    06/05/2008 8:06:31 AM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 54 replies · 159+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 6/5/08 | Peter Allen in Paris
    New Zealand scientists claim to have developed a "flatulence inoculation" aimed at cutting down on the massive amount of methane produced by its sheep and cows. Such animals are believed to be responsible for more than half of the country's greenhouse gases, causing huge environmental problems. But Phil Goff, New Zealand's trade minister, told an Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in Paris yesterday that a solution was in sight. "Our agricultural research organisation just last week was able to map the genome ... that causes methane in ruminant animals and we believe we can vaccinate against" flatulent emissions,...
  • Middle school issues ban on intentional flatulence

    02/04/2008 3:04:16 PM PST · by null and void · 101 replies · 13,732+ views
    VillageSoup/Knox County Times ^ | 2/1/08 | Holly S. Anderson
    CAMDEN (Feb 1): The Merriam Webster Dictionary definition for flatulence is brief: "flatus expelled through the anus." And while it's a natural bodily function, it seems some Camden-Rockport Middle School eighth-grade boys are taking it to new heights and making a game of seeing who can expel the loudest and grossest flatus. Advertisement According to this week's Fire Cracker school newsletter though, the joke's on the boys as the penalty for "intentional farting" is now a detention. "Strange, but true, thanks to a bunch of 8th grade boys, intentional farting has been banned from CRMS," the newsletter said. "It started...
  • Pass the gas and don't be embarrassed

    12/29/2007 7:46:21 AM PST · by fanfan · 110 replies · 10,339+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | Sat, December 29, 2007 | Staff
    TORONTO -- So you think your husband's a little too adept at playing the colonic calliope? Wish your sleep wasn't interrupted by a fusillade of flatulence? Well, if you think you've taken up residence in Beantown but he insists his output is normal, you can both take heart that debates like yours are raging all over. You both should know this as well: Whether it takes the form of stealth bombers or noisy bottom burps, flatulence is a normal byproduct of the human body. Everybody farts, multiple times throughout the day and night. But the whens and the hows can...
  • Kangaroo farts could ease global warming

    12/06/2007 12:59:22 AM PST · by malamute · 87 replies · 1,433+ views
    News.com.au and Agence France-Presse ^ | December 06, 2007 11:56am | Australia Herald Sun
    AUSTRALIAN scientists are trying to give kangaroo-style stomachs to cattle and sheep in a bid to cut the emission of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, researchers say. Thanks to special bacteria in their stomachs, kangaroo flatulence contains no methane and scientists want to transfer that bacteria to cattle and sheep who emit large quantities of the harmful gas. -snip- Even farmers who laugh at the idea of environmentally friendly kangaroo farts say that's nothing to joke about, particularly given the devastating drought Australia is suffering. -snip-
  • (UK:) Flatulence ban for club pensioner

    12/05/2007 3:05:39 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 43 replies · 156+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 12/04/2007 | news.bbc.co.uk
    A social club in Devon has banned a 77-year-old man from breaking wind while indoors.
  • Snowy forests 'increase (global) warming'

    04/10/2007 12:30:03 AM PDT · by malamute · 44 replies · 1,680+ views
    The Beeb (BBC News) ^ | Tuesday, 10 April 2007, 03:47 GMT | The Beeb
    Original Title -- > Snowy forests 'increase warming' Planting trees in snowy areas may worsen global warming as their canopies absorb sunlight which would otherwise be reflected by the snow, a study says. The report in US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says the pine forests of Europe, Siberia and Canada may contribute to warming. Only tropical forests effectively cool the earth by absorbing carbon dioxide and creating clouds, the report says.
  • 2nd-hand flatulence prompts new butts-out policy

    04/02/2007 12:13:19 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 55 replies · 6,486+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 26, 2007
    Scotland's ban on smoking in pubs has backfired, so to speak, on a regular customer whose constant habit of breaking wind has now resulted in his expulsion from his favorite watering hole. Stewart Laidlaw, 35, is being barred from Thirsty Kirsty's in Dunfermline, Fife, for failing to control his flatulence. "No one could smell anything when the pub was full of cigarette smoke," Laidlaw told Wales on Sunday. "I never used to complain about the smell of their cigarette smoke, but now everyone complains about me. It's just a natural thing. What can I do about it? I must be...
  • Flatulent whales caught in the act (with picture - from 2003)

    03/17/2007 4:30:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies · 771+ views
    News in Science ^ | August 28, 2003
    Scientists have photographed a giant gas bubble emanating from a whale, suggesting that flatulence is just as common for ocean mammals as it is for humans and many other terrestrial animals...
  • New Weapon Against Warming: "Flatulence Cards" Offset Dog, Human Emissions

    03/06/2007 1:35:05 PM PST · by libstripper · 27 replies · 912+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | March 6, 2007 | Sean Markey
    While global warming is nothing to laugh at, an Australian company is providing some comic relief, selling carbon credits for flatulent pets and people. So-called carbon emissions, such as carbon dioxide and methane, are greenhouse gases that are thought to be key factors in climate change. These emissions can be offset by purchasing carbon credits, which may be used to fund environmental programs. For 35 Australian dollars (about 27 U.S. dollars), customers of Sydney-based Easy Being Green can offset a year's worth of carbon emissions linked to their dogs, from trips to the vet to, yes, breaking wind.
  • Flatulence allegedly sparks jail fight

    12/27/2006 5:34:11 AM PST · by pissant · 20 replies · 1,048+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/26/06 | staff
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. - Brian Bruggeman caused a stink at the Lincoln County Jail earlier this month and will now have to answer for it in court. Another inmate, Jesse Dorris, alleges that Bruggeman's flatulence, passed in close proximity to Dorris, sparked a Dec. 14 fight between the two at the jail. Now Bruggeman, 38, faces a Jan. 11 preliminary hearing on the state's complaint of assault by a confined person. It's a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Bruggeman is accused of injuring Dorris, his cellmate, when he pushed him into cell bars. Dorris, 26, was...
  • Isn't gas warfare against the law? (Wes Pruden)

    12/12/2006 5:18:39 AM PST · by seanmerc · 6 replies · 555+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2006 | Wes Pruden
    We're well into the Christmas season, and if the spirit of the Christ child is under assault we have an abundance of air and wind, a lot of it vile and foul. One of the study commissions at the United Nations, perhaps stacked with vegetarians overdosing on tofu and bean sprouts, concludes that the flatulence of cows is more damaging to the environment than automobiles. Poor Bossy, contentedly chewing her cud and minding her own business, now exposed as just another scapegoat (scapecow?) to blame for global warming. But it's not just cows. Some of our most distinguished statespersons are...
  • Cow 'emissions' more damaging to planet than CO2 from cars

    12/10/2006 3:41:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 822+ views
    Dezember 10, 2006 | Geoffrey Lean
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  • Flatulence, not turbulence forces plane landing in Nashville

    12/05/2006 12:10:58 PM PST · by OldCorps · 45 replies · 2,296+ views
    WBIR ^ | 5 Dec 06 | SAMUEL SHU
    Flatulence brought 99 passengers on an American Airlines flight to an unscheduled visit to Nashville early Monday morning. American Flight 1053, from Washington Reagan National Airport and bound for Dallas/Fort Worth, made an emergency landing here after passengers reported smelling struck matches, said Lynne Lowrance, a spokeswoman for the Nashville International Airport Authority. The plane landed safely. The FBI, Transportation Safety Administration and airport authority responded to the emergency, Lowrance said. The passengers and five crew members were brought off the plane, together with all the luggage, to go through security checks again. Bomb-sniffing dogs found spent matches. The FBI...
  • It Stinks: Panic Over Passing Gas

    08/16/2006 1:26:24 PM PDT · by Whitebread · 60 replies · 2,078+ views
    The New York Post ^ | Aug. 16, 2006 | Erika Mart
    August 16, 2006 -- A potent, noxious gas odor - first noticed in the waters off Bayonne, N.J. - wafted to the shores of Staten Island and Queens yesterday, sickening at least 21 people and prompting hundreds more to frantically call 911... But Bayonne fire officials said they checked ... and said... "It wasn't us".
  • Flatulence ignites operating theatre fire

    05/13/2006 8:48:14 AM PDT · by fanfan · 34 replies · 2,391+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 13 May 2006 | Staff
    A patient's "gas leak" is being blamed for bringing a hospital operation to a fiery end. The man suffered minor burns in a brief but "dramatic" operating theatre fire which is believed to have been caused by flatulence, The New Zealand Herald reported today. The man was at the Southern Cross Hospital in Invercargill to have haemorrhoids removed and was singed in the "exceedingly rare" incident involving his own gas. "This was thought to be flatus containing methane igniting," a health source told the newspaper. "There was a sort of flashfire and that was it, but it was fairly alarming...
  • Judge Fights: The Politics of Petulance

    05/03/2006 9:16:46 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 503+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 4, 2006 | Ronald A. Cass
    After the high-profile confirmations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Sam Alito, judicial nominations went into limbo. Today, we'll see the opening gambits on when and whether that will end.The reason the confirmation process came to a standstill is simple: Senate Democrats don't want additional conservatives on the bench and hope to stall votes long enough to keep them off until Democrats can reach the Holy Grail of a Senate majority. That could be a very long time coming, though Democrats always are hopeful that their day is at hand.It's less clear why Republicans let the nominations wallow in...
  • Iran’s top general warns of “crushing response” to attacks [...increases global warming.]

    04/16/2006 3:22:51 PM PDT · by familyop · 28 replies · 856+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | 16APR06 | Iran Focus
    Tehran, Iran, Apr. 16 – The supreme commander of Iran’s regular armed forces said the Islamic Republic was monitoring enemy positions in the region and was prepared to give a “crushing” response to any foreign attack. “The Islamic Republic of Iran’s army is closely monitoring all military activities across the region and by understanding the enemies’ goals and program has the required awareness and preparedness to counter any direct or indirect threat. The army will decisively respond to even the smallest act of aggression against the sovereignty and interests of the country”, Major General Atta’ollah Salehi said in a statement...
  • Al Gore is a bitter politician

    02/22/2006 8:55:13 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 26 replies · 819+ views
    The Muslim-Danish cartoon controversy has provided an excellent teaching opportunity in which the West demonstrates to the Arab world how even insulting/silly/opportunistic/sycophantic speech is allowed expression in our world in the belief that Truth ultimately will prevail. Exhibit A: Al Gore. The former vice president spoke in Saudi Arabia recently at the 2006 Jeddah (not to be confused with Jihadist, though we're not sure why) Economic Forum, where he bashed the U.S. and made Kumbaya noises about all just-getting-along. Which is fine. We'd all like to just get along, but could the Saudis go first? Perhaps Gore, instead of slapping...
  • January Surprise - Rest in Peace

    01/31/2005 9:36:29 PM PST · by jbamb · 11 replies · 566+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 2-1-05 | John Bambenek
    In memoriam of the January surprise, that the draft would be reinstated, which perished on February 1st, 2005. This memoriam is dedicated to Democrat Chuck Rangel, the lawmaker who introduced legislation to reinstate the draft that was promptly put down by his fellow lawmakers. This montage of quotes serves as a reminder of those who warned the draft was eminent under George Bush II Sen. Kerry (D): With George Bush, the plan for Iraq is more of the same and the great potential of a draft. (Via cBS) Sen. Harkin (D): The deteriorating facts on the ground in Iraq, plus...
  • 'Hydrogen highway' bad route, group says; Alternative fuel championed by governor flawed

    11/20/2004 10:02:46 AM PST · by SierraWasp · 132 replies · 5,833+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/20/04 | Harrison Sheppard
    'Hydrogen highway' bad route, group saysAlternative fuel championed by governor flawed, but proponents say give it more time By Harrison SheppardSACRAMENTO BUREAU Saturday, November 20, 2004 - SACRAMENTO -- A report by a libertarian think tank seeks to debunk Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plans for a "hydrogen highway" by claiming hydrogen-fueled vehicles will make little difference in reducing harmful emissions. The report released this week by the Reason Foundation argues that even while hydrogen itself may be clean-burning, the processes used to manufacture and distribute hydrogen are dirty enough to nearly negate the benefits -- and the cost of conversion isn't...
  • Booby trap the RPG

    04/27/2004 1:55:25 PM PDT · by alte flatus · 26 replies · 320+ views
    alte flatus
    just a comment
  • From the Desk of Hillary Rodham Clinton (Shudder)

    03/23/2004 5:14:18 PM PST · by listenhillary · 35 replies · 281+ views
    email | 3/23/2004 | Hillary Rodham Clinto,
    I appreciate having this opportunity to talk with you about something that's important to both of us -- the 2004 presidential election. You and I share a strong desire to put John Kerry in the White House, and we're not alone: Did you know that in the past five days, nearly 75,000 people from all across the country have donated almost $7 million to help John Kerry get his message out? I am writing today to ask you for your help, too. By contributing to this great cause, you can make sure that John Kerry's message of hope, promise, and...
  • Cops: Teacher went too far (teacher sprays gas-passing child with air freshener)

    11/27/2003 6:49:18 PM PST · by mansion · 7 replies · 334+ views
    New York Daily News | November 27, 2003 | Michele McPhee and Joe Williams
    A Brooklyn elementary schoolteacher was removed from class and arrested on assault charges yesterday after a 10-year-old student with Down syndrome complained she doused him with air freshener when he passed gas. Jane Fasone, 58, a veteran teacher at Public School 72 in East New York, is accused of spraying the boy's buttocks and mouth and making him stand against a wall, sources said. "It's hard to believe she would do something like that," said Phyllis Esposito, 55, Fasone's neighbor in Marine Park. Esposito said Fasone, the married mother of two adult sons, has taught disabled children for years. "She's...
  • Herrings converse via flatulence, researchers find

    11/11/2003 12:23:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies · 612+ views
    PARIS, Nov 11 (AFP) - Herrings appear to be sociable fish who like to communicate among themselves and use their natural flatulence to do so, a team of British and Canadian researchers has reported. A report in the British review Biology Letters describes how the researchers studied the sounds produced by two kinds of captive, wild-caught herring. "At night herring squeeze bubbles out of their swimbladders through an anal pore, producing sounds not unlike people blowing raspberries," the team of three recounts. The Pacific species (Clupea pallasii) were found to emit distinctive bursts of pulses, known as fast repetitive tick...
  • 'Fart' costs bank 100,000 dollars -

    08/28/2003 4:57:32 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 46 replies · 382+ views
    Nettavisen - ^ | August 28, 2003 | Hanne Dankertsen
    SWEDEN: Fart costs bank 100,000 dollars Hanne Dankertsen 28.08.03 11:16, ny 28.08.03 11:17 A fart was the start of a staff conflict that ended up costing the Swedish national bank NOK 760,000 (USD 100,000) in compensation. According to computer technician Göran Andervass, 44, a colleague visited his office and let out a big, stinky fart, Aftonbladet reports. Andervass thought the incident was provoking and shouted at his colleague. After the fart and the following shouting, Andervass and his colleague were called in to a meeting with their boss in the national bank. "The boss wanted to know why I had...
  • Farmers to be taxed on livestock flatulence (New Zealand's Global Warming Wackos Alert)

    06/22/2003 2:13:48 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 64 replies · 590+ views
    N.Z.P.A. ^ | 20 June 2003
    Farmers will be taxed on the flatulence of their livestock in an attempt to slow New Zealand's contribution to global warming. The levy could cost a typical family farmer up to $300 a year. Larger corporate farmers could pay up to $10,000. Sheep will be levied at nine cents each and cows at up to 72 cents under the Government's proposals. The money will be used for research on emission reductions needed to meet New Zealand's commitment to lower greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto protocol. The new Agriculture Emissions Research body will be funded by sheep, cattle, deer and...
  • Gas Passers Sitting Happy (Consider it the anti-whoopee cushion)

    01/16/2003 5:52:52 AM PST · by UKCajun · 65 replies · 616+ views
    Fox News ^ | 16 Jan 2002 | Amy C. Sims
    It's the GasBGon flatulence filter, and it's helping provide relief for thousands of gas passers who have cleared rooms or blamed the dog for far too long. "People tell us, 'Thank you for giving my life back. Now I can go out in public again,'" Sharron Huza, the cushion's creator, said in an interview. "They'll bring it with them to the movie theatre, to work, in the car or on the airplane." Huza said more than 1,000 cushions have been sold in just over a year on the market. The company has been approached by people interested in taking GasBGon...
  • man ignites self with own flatulence

    04/15/2002 9:11:55 AM PDT · by galt-jw · 136 replies · 796+ views
    ananova | 4/15/02
    Ananova : Patient having op on backside breaks wind, causing fire A Danish man having surgery on his backside broke wind and set his genitals alight. A surgeon was removing a mole on his backside with an electric knife when the man broke wind, lighting a spark. His genitals had been washed with surgical spirits and caught fire. He's suing the hospital for pain and suffering and loss of income. He says he had to take extra time off work and can't have sex with his wife. The hospital says it was an unfortunate accident. "When I woke up, my...