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  • Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Killed 'Blind Sheikh' in Prison, Calls for 'Violent Revenge'

    02/22/2017 5:46:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 22, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda accused the United States of withholding necessary medication from "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing who died behind bars Saturday. They also released a final statement from the sheikh complaining of strip searches that explored his private parts "front and back," claiming that he could be poisoned behind bars and calling for "the most powerful and violent revenge" in the event of his demise. Abdel-Rahman, 78, was serving a life sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, in North Carolina. He had been blinded at a young age by diabetes, and...
  • Oak Cliff man stabbed roommate who didn't flush the toilet, police say

    02/18/2017 10:46:53 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Tom Steele
    A witness told police that Darren Clark, 50, had gotten into an argument with his roommate of three years, Charles Jones, because Jones didn't flush the toilet after using it. Clark pulled out a knife and stabbed Jones, then fled, the witness said... Jones, who had been stabbed twice in the chest and once in his right arm, was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Clark was charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — family violence. He has been released from the Dallas County Jail after posting $50,000 bail.
  • Obama’s legacy: When did the teleprompter break?

    05/25/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Historians may have a tough time trying to determine certain aspects of the Obama presidency. There is no doubt that he is the first black president. School is still out as to whether Obama is the worst president, but Jimmy Carter has been a lot happier lately. The real question about Barack Obama that may be debated for decades is when did the teleprompter break? Watching the president do his best to explain away the latest scandal involving the Veteran’s Administration was a classic case of hubris in action. Barack Obama does not resemble a Greek tragedy, he is one....
  • Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal

    05/12/2013 7:55:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 128 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-12-2013 | Joseph Curl
    May 12, 2013 Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal Joseph Curl EXCERPT: Carnival barker Jay Carney looked almost ashen Friday as he took the podium to face a suddenly invigorated press corps. Of course, the public briefing came after a private session with “reporters who matter,” a sure sign the White House is in full hunker-down mode — and, more precisely, terrified. Speaking for the White House, the flack said the CIA was fully to blame for the talking points. Fully. “That is what was generated by the intelligence community, by the CIA,” he said. For the record, this...
  • Vitamin B3 May Help Kill Superbugs

    10/07/2012 11:17:41 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 43 replies
    Medical News Today (MNT) ^ | August 25, 2012 | Catharine Paddock, PhD
    Nicotinamide, commonly known as vitamin B3, may help the innate immune system kill antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, the so-called "superbugs". In lab work done with mice and human blood, researchers found high doses of the vitamin increased the ability of immune cells to kill the bacteria by 1,000 times.The discovery opens the door to a new arsenal of tools for dealing with antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, such as those caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus or MRSA, that have killed thousands of people around the world. They are increasing in hospitals and nursing homes, and also rising in prisons, among athletes, people in...
  • Zimbabwe city residents synchronize toilet flush

    09/22/2012 10:05:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | September 22, 2012
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — City authorities in Zimbabwe's second largest city are appealing to home owners to flush their toilets at a specified time as a way to unblock sewers after days of severe water rationing.
  • Low-flow toilets cause a stink in SF

    02/28/2011 6:33:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 112 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 28, 2011 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    San Francisco's big push for low-flow toilets has turned into a multimillion-dollar plumbing stink. Skimping on toilet water has resulted in more sludge backing up inside the sewer pipes, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the city Public Utilities Commission. That has created a rotten-egg stench near AT&T Park and elsewhere, especially during the dry summer months. The city has already spent $100 million over the past five years to upgrade its sewer system and sewage plants, in part to combat the odor problem. Now officials are stocking up on a $14 million, three-year supply of highly concentrated sodium hypochlorite -...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson says Michigan needs to get over its anti-Detroit sentiment

    08/26/2010 1:33:08 PM PDT · by earlJam · 44 replies
    Rev. Jesse Jackson says Michigan needs to get over its anti-Detroit sentiment Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 9:56 PM Ron Cammel | The Grand Rapids Press Ron Cammel | The Grand Rapids Press GRAND RAPIDS -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson had a word for West Michigan: There is an anti-Detroit sentiment in the state, but Detroit is "the largest organ in Michigan's body. ... If Detroit suffers, Michigan suffers." That was just one of the points Jackson made as he gave a pep talk in Grand Rapids Wednesday as part of Rainbow PUSH's campaign "Rebuild America: Jobs Justice Peace." During...
  • Calif. agency gives waterless urinals the flush

    02/23/2010 10:23:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,307+ views
    AP on ^ | 2/23/10 | KXTV-TV
    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- A state agency in charge of environmental regulation has flushed its six-year experiment with waterless urinals. According to California Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Lindsay VanLaningham, the agency has removed all 56 waterless urinals at its 25-story headquarters in downtown Sacramento. ... But VanLaningham says CalEPA has received hundreds of complaints over the years about foul odors and wet floors. Maintenance costs also grew high.
  • Conservatives Attack Fox's Shep Smith

    06/14/2009 12:42:10 PM PDT · by libstripper · 156 replies · 5,066+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | June 12, 2009 | David Knowles
    Shephard Smith is something of a contrarian at FOX News. Over the past few months, he has often poked fun at Glenn Beck, criticized the use of torture on terror suspects, and this week, cited the Department of Homeland Security's report that singled out right wing hate groups when reporting on the Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting.
  • Mayor C. Ray Nagin Returns To New Orleans Due To Gustav (WE'RE SAVED!)

    08/27/2008 7:55:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 448+ views
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 8/27/08 | BayouBuzz Staff
    Nagin Returns To New Orleans Due To GustavWritten by: BayouBuzz Staff NEW ORLEANS, LA (August 27, 2008) - New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, who was a key speaker this morning for the Oregon, Washington and Minnesota delegations at the Democratic National Convention, has decided to return to New Orleans immediately to closely monitor Hurricane Gustav. Gustav, which has hit the southwest coast of Haiti and is threatening Cuba, appears to be on a likely course toward the U.S. Gulf region. The area, which will mark its third anniversary of the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on August 29,...
  • Lawmakers flush during economic slump

    06/16/2008 12:55:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 200+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/16/08 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON – House leaders are doing well financially during this economic slump. Their lucrative investments and, in many cases, well-compensated spouses supplement their House salaries. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., one of the wealthiest members of Congress, and her real estate-magnate husband Paul Pelosi spent between $1 million and $5 million to buy the home they'd been living in on San Francisco's Broadway. They also own a vineyard in St. Helena, Calif., worth between $5 million and $25 million and a town house in Norden, Calif., valued between $1 million and $5 million, according to annual financial disclosures released Monday. The...
  • Obsessive compulsive cat

    10/04/2006 7:32:01 AM PDT · by Samwise · 24 replies · 993+ views
    Google Video ^ | Aug 11, 2006
    That cat is determined to figure it out.
  • Arnold to sit and think over no-flush urinals (Calif law)

    09/07/2006 11:47:53 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 85 replies · 1,245+ views
    Alameda Times-Star ^ | Steve Geissinger
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has until the end of the month to decide on legislation aimed at further conserving water. SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will soon decide if he wants to save millions of gallons of water annually by using even lower-flush home and public toilets, and a new military favorite that's reminiscent of portable potties — waterless, no-flush urinals in public buildings. Legislation — which involved an 11th-hour deal between labor and manufacturers to clear the way for nonwater urinals — slipped around the public spotlight during lawmakers' end-of-session rush. Even so, the measure praised as "making California a...
  • Maryland Begins Taxing Residents for Flushing (Goodby Gov. Robert Ehrlich.)

    12/13/2005 2:30:07 PM PST · by cope85 · 78 replies · 2,172+ views ^ | Monday, December 12, 2005 | ap
    Maryland Begins Taxing Residents for Flushing Monday, December 12, 2005 LA PLATA, Md. The arrival of bills for the state's new "flush tax" is taking some property owners by surprise in Charles County. "I have cauliflower ear," said County Treasurer Jerome Peuler. "I think we've probably received thousands of phone calls because people are not used to getting a bill that looks like a tax bill out of cycle." The new Maryland "flush tax," a $30 fee that generates money for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Restoration Fund, will be collected for the first time this year. It was...
  • Quran Has Little Value To People Who Are Not Muslims

    06/18/2005 8:09:30 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 34 replies · 1,474+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 18 June 2005 | Kevin Montavon
    Quran has little value to people who are not Muslims Saturday, June 18, 2005 Is Mahmoud El-Yousseph the selfappointed spokesman for all Muslims in central Ohio? It seems that every time a sensitive issue arises that in any way involves Islam, he is the first to fire off a letter to The Dispatch. In his letter to the editor of May 26, El-Yousseph engaged in some distortions that render his basic premise (that the Quran is valuable to all humankind) meaningless. The Quran is not valuable to all humankind. It is not valuable at all to non-Muslims. To non-Muslims, who...
  • Church Sign Endangers Christian Minorities

    05/26/2005 1:00:11 PM PDT · by mongrel · 17 replies · 712+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 05/26/2005 09:00 a.m. | Dr. Anthony McRoy
    It is not quite accurate to compare the Qur'an to the Bible. The traditional Christian position is that the Bible reveals Jesus, who is held to be the eternal, uncreated Word of God, whereas in Islam it is Muhammad who reveals the eternal, uncreated Word of God—i.e. the Qur'an. Thus, the Bible corresponds to Muhammad and Jesus to the Qur'an. One offense of Salman Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses was its seeming denigration of the Qur'an: it was the equivalent for Christians of blaspheming Jesus. Regarding this sign, Muslims believe it is as though someone placed a sign outside a...
  • Koran Controversy: Flushing Away Moral Sense

    05/18/2005 6:56:29 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 26 replies · 812+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | May 18, 2005 | Rober Spencer
    Seventeen people have been killed and hundreds wounded in riots by Muslims since Newsweek published its story about an American interrogator flushing a Koran down the toilet at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. And yet the media establishment seems preoccupied only with the fact that Newsweek, in publishing a false story, has done a very bad thing. And that the Bush Administration must do something to soothe Muslim feelings. There is no excusing Newsweek’s irresponsibility in this. But this is not really a story about media bias or carelessness at all. There is a much larger story that is...
  • The resignation of Scott McClellan (Keith Olbermann)

    05/17/2005 12:30:08 AM PDT · by echoBoomer · 32 replies · 2,179+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 16, 2005 | Keith Olbermann
    SECAUCUS -- I smell something - and it ain’t a copy of the Qu’ran sopping wet from being stuck in a toilet in Guantanamo Bay. It’s the ink drying on Scott McClellan’s resignation, and in an only partly imperfect world, it would be drifting out over Washington, and imminently. ...Snip... But Monday afternoon, while offering himself up to the networks for a series of rare, almost unprecedented sit-down interviews on the White House lawn, Press Secretary McClellan said, in effect, that General Myers, and the head of the after-action report following the disturbances in Jalalabad, Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry, were...
  • A weeks worth of bad news for Kerry

    09/10/2004 4:37:29 PM PDT · by Nascardude · 23 replies · 1,038+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 10, 2004 | Tom Curry
    WASHINGTON - While arguments over the authenticity of purported Vietnam-era memos consumed the presidential race Friday, new poll results held little but bad news for Sen. John Kerry. advertisement The memo battle was the culmination of a week’s worth of disappointment for adversaries of President Bush: Forensics experts say that documents CBS News used in a story contending Bush disobeyed an order from his Air National Guard commander in 1972 are suspicious and may be fakes. Democrats had hoped the documents would damage Bush's re-election hopes. On Thursday, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, one of Kerry's outspoken supporters, had said, "The...