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  • UFO frenzy goes into overdrive as three red lights hover over Colorado town

    03/27/2011 11:46:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/27/11 | Staff
    It's the latest internet sensation--amateur footage of three red lights in a triangular formation hovering in the night sky above the town of Lafayette in Colorado. The video, shot last Monday, shows that the sky was clear and witnesses said they could not see anything connecting the lights. Leroy Vandervegt, a 50-year-old who has lived in Lafayette for 16 years, shot the video Sunday evening after his 17-year-old son saw the glowing orbs move from south west to south east along the horizon. 'I had no idea what it is,' he said. 'It wasn't a satellite, it wasn't an airplane
  • Religious leaders condemn "anti-Muslim" frenzy (a hate crime is such a terrible thing to waste)

    09/07/2010 5:52:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/7/10 | David Alexander
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. religious leaders joined on Tuesday to condemn an "anti-Muslim frenzy" in the United States, and the head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan warned that a Florida church's plan for a Koran-burning could endanger American troops abroad. Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders denounced the "misinformation and outright bigotry" against U.S. Muslims resulting from plans to build a Muslim community center and mosque not far from the site of the September 11, 2001, hijacked plane attacks in New York by the Islamist militant group al Qaeda that killed 2,752 people. Tensions have risen with the approach of...
  • Mika Brzezinski's Revelation: Too Much Focus on 'One or Two' Crazies in ObamaCare Aftermath

    03/26/2010 12:08:39 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 13 replies · 736+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 26, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    If you've tuned on the news, specifically MSNBC, you don't have to watch for very long to see the network views focusing on fringe elements of the right as a newsworthy endeavor. However, as MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski suggested, discretion should be exercised with the amount of attention given to these radical components of the opposition to President Barack Obama's health care reform endeavors. "Yeah, call it out but also I think we have to be careful along the way," Brzezinski said on the March 26 broadcast. "I think this happened during the campaign. I think this happened...
  • Diplomatic frenzy at final day of UN climate talks

    12/18/2009 12:13:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 603+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/18/09 | Michael Casey and Jennifer Loven - ap
    COPENHAGEN – A diplomatic frenzy enveloped the final scheduled day of the U.N. climate conference Friday, with President Barack Obama meeting with China's premier as world leaders pressed to salvage a global warming accord amid deep divisions between rich and poor nations. But neither Obama nor Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao offered any new commitments to cut the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming as they addressed the conference. And Wen skipped a high-level meeting of major nations, sending an envoy instead. "We are ready to get this done today but there has to be movement on all sides to...
  • McCain Wants a Stimulus Rewrite

    01/25/2009 10:01:25 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 31 replies · 838+ views
    Politico ^ | 01/25/2009 | EagleUSA
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told "Fox News Sunday" this morning that he would not support the stimulus package as the House Democrats have written it because it includes too much wasteful spending. The stimulus currently includes $275 billion in tax cuts and doesn't include Republican input or a spending timeline, McCain said. "There should be an end point to all of this spending.say two years...The plan was written by the Democratic majority in the House primarily. So yeah, I think there has to be major rewrites, if we want to stimulate the economy," McCain said. "I am opposed to most...
  • Caption Obama supporter

    06/05/2008 9:09:57 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 70 replies · 113+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 5,2008
    Erika Wilson of Alexandria, Virginia cries as she listens to Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) during a campaign rally in Bristow, Virginia June 5, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA
  • Iraqis Unite Behind Their Heroine on Arab 'Idol'

    03/31/2007 3:56:28 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 3 replies · 300+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 31 March 2007 | Karin Brulliard
    BAGHDAD, March 30 -- By early Friday night, families here were hunkered around their televisions, nervously awaiting the election results that would come hours later. In the northern Iraqi town of Irbil, thousands packed into a shopping mall courtyard and stood before a massive screen, shouting for the victory of their candidate: "Shada! Shada!" The chestnut-maned object of their obsession was Shada Hassoun, Iraq's contestant on the fourth season of the Lebanese talent show "Star Academy," the "American Idol" of the Arab world. She had made Friday's finals, and a public vote, sent via cellphone, would decide her fate. And...
  • HEY! DID YOU HEAR? UAE TO OPERATE 6 US PORTS (VANITY)

    02/22/2006 12:51:54 PM PST · by JewishRighter · 17 replies · 728+ views
    JewishRighter's Web-Addled Brain ^ | February 22, 2006 | JewishRighter
    Did you hear!!!! The UAE is going to be running 6 of our ports. In other news, Cancer is cured, the Cubs win the World Series and Dick Cheney shot some guy. Just thought you'd like to know.
  • Shark Frenzy Closes Australian Beaches

    02/12/2006 5:40:37 PM PST · by xzins · 6 replies · 306+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 12 Feb 06
    Shark Frenzy Closes Australian Beaches ASSOCIATED PRESS BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Several tourist beaches along Australia's popular Gold Coast were closed again Sunday because of a massive feeding frenzy involving more than 100 sharks, a lifeguard official said. Several beaches in Queensland state were closed for the second straight day after more than 100 hammerhead, gray nurse and whaler sharks were spotted feeding close to shore, said Sue Neil, spokeswoman for Surf Lifesaving Queensland. Neil said most swimmers were staying out of the water, but some surfers were putting themselves at risk by coming within yards of the feeding frenzy....
  • Man, doesn't this picture just say it all about our media?

    10/21/2005 1:04:32 PM PDT · by dead · 97 replies · 4,244+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 10/21/05
    With the face of Rep. Tom DeLay pasted over a photo of Napoleon, Chris Levack talks with the media outside an Austin, Texas courthouse Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, where DeLay made his first court appearance on money laundering and conspiracy charges. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • The constant forward - (humorous one about how internet traffic from elections has lost its frenzy!)

    06/07/2005 8:37:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 340+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | JUNE 7, 2005 | ANDREI CODRESCU
    Has anyone noticed the degradation of political activism as reflected in the quality of e-mail forwards? During the election, when this country was in the grip of political passion, the internet hummed with outraged forwards explicating and excoriating the current snakepits and malevolence of public policy. Every citizen in possession of a computer (and that's every citizen! Some citizens have several, one in every color for every mood!) forwarded madly his or her opinions. These forwards, judging by volume and pitch, were not just opinions: they were expressions of the forwarder's innermost soul, as radical in their way as the...
  • House votes to end need for 60% on school levies

    02/22/2005 4:50:45 AM PST · by Josef1235 · 18 replies · 840+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 22 February 2005 | Andrew Garber
    House votes to end need for 60% on school levies By Andrew Garber Seattle Times Olympia bureau OLYMPIA — The state House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation, for the third year in a row, that could make it easier for school districts to get property-tax levies approved by voters. The constitutional amendment now goes to the state Senate, where it has died in past years. It would allow school levies to be approved by a simple majority of voters instead of a 60 percent supermajority. The amendment would go before voters in November if approved by a two-thirds majority in...
  • Bids for gramp's ghost skyrocket

    12/07/2004 1:48:31 PM PST · by LarkNeelie · 6 replies · 565+ views
    ABC News Online ^ | 12/07/04 | AFP
    Ms Anderson, who hails from Hobart, Indiana, said the unexpected attention generated by her whimsical eBay sale had "left her a nervous wreck" and that she had cancelled some of the more "outrageous bids". She reiterated that the purpose of the exercise was simply to reassure her five year-old-son who was uneasy about living in a house that he felt was haunted by his "mean" grandfather.
  • CA: Probe has Capitol all in a frenzy (PeRataGate)

    11/23/2004 9:00:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 492+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/23/04 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO -- The first federal corruption probe since five lawmakers went to prison a decade ago has hit the Capitol like a tornado over the last few days, raising both hopes and fears for legislators statewide, analysts said Monday. Some senators are concerned the probe of the Senate leader-elect and its aftermath could damage majority Democrats in coming clashes with Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over issues such as the budget. Others see chances for higher-ranking jobs in the potential toppling of Sen. Don Perata, D-Oakland, which could upset the balance of power between Northern and Southern California in the Legislature....
  • McCain for president in 2008

    10/30/2004 5:39:06 PM PDT · by PolishProud · 194 replies · 3,607+ views
    vanity | Oct 30, 2008 | polishproud
    In the Friday's edition of the Arizona Republic Chip Scutari opines that John McCain is the GOP front runner for 2008. He claims that McCain is the most "influential politician not living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave." He's a national statesman with star power to match Hillary Clinton. He has hosted Saturday Night Live, appeared on Letterman and Leno and is a constant fixture on the Sunday talk shows. Scutari goes on to write that If Kerry wins, McCain will run in 08. He can garner crossover vote from moderates and independents and will appeal to "pragmatic conservatives." McCain thinks there...
  • Student disrupts protest

    10/27/2004 12:39:07 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 65 replies · 2,966+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | October 26, 2004 | Julie Piotraschke
    Student disrupts protest Julie Piotraschke, juliep@windsortribune.com October 26, 2004 The detaining of a college student shattered hours of passionate but peaceful protesting by hundreds who lined up Monday morning outside of Island Grove Regional Park. Michael McCarthy, a journalism student at the University of Northern Colorado, was wrestled to the ground by police after he continued to smack an officer on the top of his head with a red and blue "Veterans for Kerry" sign. According to witness Monica McRae, who had come up from Denver in support of the president, McCarthy had ignored the officer when he was asked...
  • Man Accused Of Trying To Run Over Katherine Harris Man: 'I Intimidated Them With My Car'

    10/27/2004 8:55:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 107 replies · 4,248+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | October 27, 2004 | http://www.wkmg.com
    Man Accused Of Trying To Run Over Katherine Harris Man: 'I Intimidated Them With My Car' POSTED: 11:30 am EDT October 27, 2004 UPDATED: 11:47 am EDT October 27, 2004 SARASOTA, Fla. -- A Sarasota man was arrested on an aggravated assault charge Wednesday after he was accused of trying to run down U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris and a group of supporters with his car. A silver Cadillac sped toward the group at a Sarasota intersection Tuesday evening, then swerved at the last minute before driving off, according to police. Witnesses gave the car's license plate number to police, and...
  • Man Arrested for Assault Against Harris

    10/27/2004 8:25:45 AM PDT · by pickemuphere · 91 replies · 3,137+ views
    TBO.com Newswire ^ | 10/27/04 | TBO Newswire
    SARASOTA - A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an aggravated assault incident against U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Sarasota). The incident happened when Harris and several supporters were campaigning on the northwest corner of the intersection at Fruitville Road and North Washington Boulevard Tuesday evening, according to Sarasota police. A vehicle headed toward them and swerved at the last moment and drove off. The police got a good description of the car and the suspect was brought in for questioning before being arrested. Barry M. Seltzer of Sarasota was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly...
  • Woman Arrested For Stealing Signs Speaks Out (update)

    10/26/2004 6:55:08 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 162 replies · 4,966+ views
    First Coast News (FL) ^ | 10/26/2004 | Maria Tsataros
    Fabiola Armitage is back on television, only instead of a campaign ad the focus has been on her mugshot. Armitage is a Kerry supporter and a strong believer in stem cell research. She's featured in an advertisement urging Floridians to vote against Amendment 3 on this year's ballot. The amendment would cap how much money a lawyer can make from a medical malpractice lawsuit. St. Johns County Sheriff Deputies arrested Armitage for grand theft and battery this week. They say she had 78 campaign signs supporting George Bush and Mel Martinez in her trunk. Armitage tells First Coast News that...
  • Kerry Supporters Arrested in St. Petersburg, Florida

    10/23/2004 8:15:54 PM PDT · by rwilson99 · 51 replies · 2,572+ views
    WFTS-TV Channel 28
    WFTS-TV Channel 28 in Tampa Bay reports that two Kerry supporters was arrested at a rally featuring John Edwards this afternoon. The arrests occured after a female Kerry supporter attempted to tear a sign away from a non-supporter at the rally. The second arrest resulted from a male memeber of the audience interfering with the arrest.
  • Fueled by Internet and radio, Kerry rumor grew into a news story

    02/13/2004 8:20:57 PM PST · by new cruelty · 55 replies · 244+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Feb. 13, 2004 08:35 PM
    <p>Early Friday morning, radio personality Don Imus went public with the question that newsrooms across the country were wrestling with.</p> <p>As an Internet-fueled rumor about John Kerry gained steam, Imus wondered aloud: "Do you think I should ask him?"</p> <p>"We've chosen not to report it," CNN's Lou Dobbs told the New York radio host on the air. "I'm not interested in the story."</p>
  • CA: Unusual election elicits media frenzy

    09/01/2003 10:39:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 166+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/1/03 | Carla Marinucci - SF Chronicle
    <p>The calls are pouring in -- from Oprah and Brokaw, from Barbara and Larry. And suddenly, California's aspiring political leaders -- who, not too long ago, arm-wrestled for TV air time -- are finding themselves with an embarrassment of riches in the crazy, compressed cycle of the state's gubernatorial recall.</p>
  • CA: Bid to oust Davis sparks frenzy

    06/13/2003 7:30:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 238+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/13/03 | Dion Nissenbaum
    <p>SACRAMENTO - The growing sense that California is on the verge of an unprecedented political coup attempt has set off a furious behind-the-scenes scramble for the governor's job that could easily devolve into a mud wrestling match before it is all over.</p>
  • Arresta Made iIn US Credit 'Fraud' (9/11)

    08/06/2002 7:21:52 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 246+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-7-2002
    Wednesday, 7 August, 2002, 01:11 GMT 02:11 UK Arrests made in US credit 'fraud' By Jane Standley BBC correspondent in New York New York city prosecutors have begun arresting more than 100 people who they accuse of stealing $15 million (£10 million) from a credit union when its computers failed after 11 September. Prosecutors at the Manhattan District Attorney's office said as many as 4,000 people were being investigated for taking advantage of the computer failure to overdraw their accounts. Many refused to pay the money back when the fraud was discovered. A frenzy of illegal cash withdrawals began almost...