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  • Morgan criticizes Kobach for working with Nugent on Texas bill to kill feral pigs from helicopters

    Republican secretary of state candidate Scott Morgan on Thursday took aim at incumbent Kris Kobach for helping rocker and gun rights activist Ted Nugent and Texas officials pass a law making it easier to hunt feral pigs from helicopters. "The self-appointed Guardian of State Sovereignty needs to stop shooting pigs from helicopters in Texas with Ted Nugent and start focusing on his job in Kansas," said Morgan, of Lawrence, who will face Kobach in the Aug. 5 Republican Party primary. Morgan and other critics of Kobach say he spends too much time advocating around the country for anti-illegal immigration laws...
  • Letter to a Fellow Catholic Parishioner Who Should'a Known Better

    03/15/2012 11:52:05 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 52 replies
    March 15, 2012 | Mrs. Don-o
    This is the letter I wrote to a fellow parishioner who said she supports the HHS-mandated payments for contraception-sterilization-abortion pills because she believes... "...the church should not try to take over the government and pass laws that trample individual freedoms. Government has allways regulated certain "religious" activities and practices in this country. Just ask the Mormons, or the Islamic groups what practices they have that are regulated by government." Dear [name omitted to protect the stupid], The Catholic Church is not trying to "take over the government" or "trample individual freedoms." Contraceptives both accessible and cheap. Heck, they’re at the...
  • Remove me please from unsolicited mail and pings. Thank you.

    07/16/2011 2:15:42 AM PDT · by joseph20 · 86 replies
    Past what...who thinks what...now?
  • From designer to mainstream: Michelle Obama steps out in a $30 Gap dress

    06/12/2011 10:59:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/12/11 | Staff
    Michelle Obama cannot seem to make her mind up if she likes expensive designers or cheap chains. Also known for wearing H&M and Target, the First Lady boarded a helicopter on Friday sporting a 'Impressionist Print Draped Dress' from Gap, retailing at $29.99. Her choice of cheaper chain clothing during times of recession makes endears her to a cash-strapped public. Not one to stick to a genre, she is also often spotted in very expensive attire from designers such as Alexander McQueen and Tracy Feith. Leaving the White House bound for presidential retreat Camp David, the style-queen wore the
  • Editorial: New York Prices Itself Out Of The Market

    02/24/2011 5:29:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 24, 2011 | Staff
    Fiscal Policy: Anyone who believes high tax rates bring prosperity need only look at New York. Soak-the-rich rates there contribute to a wealth and talent drain the state can't afford. To help their state weather the recession, New York lawmakers in 2009 adopted a surcharge on personal income taxes for those making more than $200,000. Called a "millionaire's tax" even though 76% of those who pay it are not millionaires, the levy lifted the top rate by 31%. It was intended to be temporary. But according to a report by the Partnership for New York City, a group of 200...
  • Let’s do the Barney Frank Dance

    10/21/2010 7:58:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 7 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 21, 2010 | Sean Bielat
    Fantastic video! See Barney "dance" around the issues. The only thing which would make this video better would be photoshopping a tutu on that "happy kind of guy" Barney. Video by the Sean Bielat campaign....follow the link....
  • Venezuela govt to nationalize 11 US-owned oil rigs

    06/30/2010 11:44:21 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 83 replies · 3+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | Jun 30 02:20 AM US/Eastern | breitbart.com
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (right) alongside Oil and Energy Minister ... http://www.breitbart.com/image.php?id=iafpCNG.939483e305b1ba22fc2cd72e1641a9c0.5b1p0&show_article=1&article_id=CNG.939483e305b1ba22fc2cd72e1641a9c0.5b1 Venezuela's legislature has voted to nationalize 11 oil rigs owned by the US firm Helmerich & Payne. The rigs, located in Monagas, Anzoategui and Zulia states, will be taken over by state oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the official news agency AVN said. PDVSA had asked the legislature controlled by supporters of leftist President Hugo Chavez to take over the rigs after the US firm declined to negotiate a new service contract, unlike 32 other foreign firms.
  • Andersen Book Blows Ayers' Cover on 'Dreams' [OH MY GOD - CASHILL PWNS OBAMA & AYERS!!!]

    09/23/2009 7:06:54 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 251 replies · 10,361+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Thursday, September 23, 2009, 7:30 PM | Jack Cashill
    In his new book, "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage," Best-selling celebrity journalist, Christopher Andersen, has blown a huge hole in the Obama genius myth without intending to do so. Relying on inside sources, quite possibly Michelle Obama herself, Andersen describes how Dreams came to be published -- just as I had envisioned it in my articles on the authorship of Dreams.  With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers." To flesh out his family history, Obama had taped interviews with various family members. Andersen writes, "These...
  • From Ireland... to the United States (again)

    08/13/2009 12:05:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,036+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 8/13/09 | James F. Smith
    Call it the third green wave. It is a much smaller migration than its predecessors - the historic westward flow that gave Boston its Irish identity, and then, in recent years, the return home of thousands of Irish emigrants seeking to ride the Celtic Tiger, the roaring Irish economy. But now, with Ireland deep in recession, far deeper even than ours, thousands of its residents are again heading abroad; nearly twice as many people left Ireland in 2008 as four years earlier. And some of them are heading to the United States for the second time
  • E-mails from an Enemy

    03/24/2009 3:19:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 577+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 3/24/09 | Joe Kaufman
    Given my line of work, from time to time, I get angry e-mails from people affiliated with hate and/or terror-related groups – groups that I have worked hard to expose and hopefully, one day, help to shut down. Recently, I was sent a handful of e-mails from the President of the campus chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS on Campus) at John Jay College in New York City. The specifics contained within them were a valuable confirmation of things previously suspected to be true. In April of 2003, I received a series of e-mails from an individual identifying himself...
  • Charlton Heston "FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS"!!

    11/30/2008 3:41:55 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 3 replies · 555+ views
    youtube ^ | apr-26th-2008 | jbranstetter04
    This is so true today...Replace "Gore" insert "OBAMA"
  • Barack and Michelle Obama’s Black Nationalism, In Their Own Words

    05/28/2008 2:30:03 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies · 183+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 05/28/08 | Bill Levinson
    We encourage our readers to circulate the following in its entirety. Instead of speaking for (or about) the Obamas, we will let them and their church speak for themselves. Earlier in my college career, there was no doubt in my mind that as a member of the Black community I was somehow obligated to this community and would use all of my present and future resources to benefit this community first and foremost. My experiences at Princeton have made me more aware of my “Blackness” than ever before. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson [Obama], “Princeton Educated Blacks and the Black Community,” page...
  • Obama Smears his Grandmother for Political Gain

    03/18/2008 10:13:49 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies · 412+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 3/18/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Obama's Black Identity Politics is Consistent With Jeremiah Wright’s Hate SpeechIf anyone believes that Barack Obama “just found out” about Jeremiah Wright’s vicious anti-American hate speech, we have a bridge in Brooklyn we would like to sell them. As shown by Obama’s own book Dreams From My Father, Obama’s deep involvement in Black identity politics–replace that with “White identity politics” to envision sheets, hoods, and burning crosses–is entirely consistent with his widespread involvement and association with racists, anti-Semites, and Catholic-haters. The bottom line is that Obama is not one of us and, by “us,” we mean mainstream America. To begin...
  • Your vote for Hillary now is a vote for McCain later (Incoherent reasoning)

    02/15/2008 1:13:03 PM PST · by red flanker · 15 replies · 108+ views
    Fort Worth Business Press ^ | February 15, 2008 | Richard Connor
    Go, Hillary! That’s my battle cry. Hillary Clinton needs to hit our Texas primary hard on March 4 — or kiss her campaign for the presidency goodbye. Barack Obama has taken the delegate lead, with some big states still ahead for forthcoming primaries. At this point, the polling experts — who are starting to look like polling amateurs — expect Hillary to take Texas. If so, she will follow other women who have gained crucial political momentum in Texas, such as Ann Richards in recent times and Miriam “Ma” Ferguson in the 1920s. And on the GOP side, the state...
  • Flags Make Way From Iraq to America's Front Yards

    03/19/2007 5:55:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 456+ views
    ARMY.MIL/NEWS ^ | Spc. Susan Blair
    Flags Make Way From Iraq to America's Front Yards Mar 19, 2007 BY Spc. Susan Blair An American flag blows in the wind in Northern Iraq. After the flag is lowered by a paratrooper from 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, it will become available to purchase through the units Family Readiness Group. Photo by Spc. Susan Blair NORTHERN IRAQ (Army News Service, March 19, 2007) - Since paratroopers of the 73rd Cavalry Regiment's 1st Squadron set foot in Iraq, they've raised and lowered a new flag every hour on the hour. Each flag has then become available for purchase through...
  • Walking the Line 2007 Part One (Heads up FR)

    01/07/2007 4:19:32 PM PST · by yoe · 12 replies · 820+ views
    Michael Yon ^ | January, 2007 | Michael Yon - reporter in Iraq
    Part One of Three (A Photo Essay) 31 December 2006: Baghdad, Iraq To enter Iraq with US forces, journalists normally travel through Kuwait. This time I flew from Singapore to Kuwait, where I toured military facilities critical to maintaining war-fighting equipment, then to Qatar to continue exploration of the same, and finally back to Kuwait to enter Iraq. I plan to spend the entirety of 2007 with our troops at war, until sickness, wounds or worse send me home, or the military tires of my presence and catapults me over the wire. Having spent most of 2005 in Iraq, I...
  • Max Boot: Cutting and running on our allies

    11/22/2006 6:31:33 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 12 replies · 493+ views
    LA Times ^ | 22 November 2006 | Max Boot
    MANY AMERICANS have been wondering why so many Iraqis are willing to fight for militias and terrorist groups but not for the American-backed government. Look at it from their perspective. Would you stake your life on a regime whose existence depends on Washington's continuing support? Given our long, shameful record of leaving allies in the lurch, that has never seemed to be a smart bet. We have been betraying friends since our first overseas conflict, against the Barbary pirates who captured ships off the African coast and enslaved their crews... Something similar could have been said about U.S. conduct after...
  • Cats And Dogs Protect Kids From Stomach Bugs

    09/16/2006 4:39:56 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 1,221+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-15-2006 | Matt Kaplan
    Cats and dogs protect kids from stomach bugs 11:43 15 September 2006 NewScientist.com news service Matt Kaplan Pets can protect their young owners against common stomach bugs, according to new research. Jane Heyworth at the University of Western Australia in Crawley, and colleagues found that incidences of gastroenteritis – commonly called stomach flu – were significantly lower in young children living in homes with pets, than those living without. For six weeks, the team closely observed 965 children aged four to six, noting incidences of nausea, diarrhoea, and vomiting. Children that had a cat or dog in their household were...
  • BADNARIK CALLS FOR DEMOCRATIC OPPONENT’S WITHDRAWAL FROM TEXAS CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 10 RACE

    08/31/2006 12:41:52 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 687+ views
    http://badnarik.org ^ | 8 30 06 | Michael Badnarik
    Austin, Texas ­- With one day remaining for candidates to withdraw from the race and have their names not appear on the ballot, candidate Michael Badnarik's principal campaign committee, Badnarik for Congress, has asked Democrat Ted Ankrum to withdraw from the race. "While Mr. Ankrum is definitely a nice guy, that is not enough to win over the Republican incumbent," says campaign manager and committee treasurer Allen Hacker. Hacker expects that the Democrat, who has no party or Political Action Committee support, hasn't raised even $75,000.00 and is very unlikely to break $100,000.00 in the entire campaign. A recent appeal...
  • NASA borrows ideas from Apollo program

    08/15/2006 4:33:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies · 233+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon Aug 14, 11:00 PM ET | JAY REEVES,
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Jim Snoddy and other NASA engineers didn't just go to the drawing board or a warehouse when they needed ideas — and parts — for America's next lunar rocket. They went to space museums. Facing tight deadlines and uncertain budgets as it works on President Bush's plan to send astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars, NASA is both cannibalizing and analyzing pieces of its glory years, namely the Apollo program that first put humans on the lunar surface in 1969. Snoddy, a manager at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, has been removing valves and...
  • Israel Humbled By Arms From Iran

    08/14/2006 6:51:34 PM PDT · by blam · 86 replies · 2,195+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-15-2006 | Adrian Blomfield
    Israel humbled by arms from Iran By Adrian Blomfield in Ghandouriyeh (Filed: 15/08/2006) Abandoned Hizbollah positions in Lebanon yesterday revealed conclusive evidence that Syria - and almost certainly Iran - provided the anti-tank missiles that have blunted the power of Israel's once invincible armour. After one of the fiercest confrontations of the war, Israeli forces took the small town of Ghandouriyeh, east of the southern city of Tyre, on Sunday evening, hours before a ceasefire brokered by the United Nations took effect. Israeli soldiers hold a Israeli flag after returning from Lebanon At least 24 Israeli soldiers were killed in...
  • From Woad Warrior To Cancer-Buster

    08/14/2006 2:52:56 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 323+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8-14-2006 | Phil Cohen
    From woad warriors to cancer-buster 13:09 14 August 2006 Z NewScientist.com news service Phil Cohen The medieval Scottish rebels made famous in the movie Braveheart used dye from the woad plant to paint their faces blue for battle. Now Italian biochemists say this plant could become a promising weapon in the fight against cancer. The researchers have demonstrated that under the right growth conditions woad (Isatis tinctoria) produces astonishing amounts of glucobrassicin (GBS), a biochemical which may account for some of the cancer-fighting properties of related plants, such as broccoli. “It can make more than 60 times the amount found...
  • Worker From The West (Ancient China)

    08/07/2006 5:21:33 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 651+ views
    Worker from the West July 10, 2006 Are new DNA findings a surprise or just one more piece of evidence for China's early connections? (Courtesy Victor Mair) According to a news report from China, DNA analysis indicates that at least one of the workers who constructed the tomb of Qinshihuang, the first emperor of China, was in fact of west Eurasian ancestry. ARCHAEOLOGY talked to the University of Pennsylvania's Victor Mair about this announcement and its implications for understanding ancient connections between China and the West. A professor of Chinese language and literature in the university's department of East Asian...
  • German police use rape pretext to collect DNA from 100,000 men

    07/16/2006 9:14:31 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 520+ views
    http://www.thought-criminal.org/ ^ | 7 16 06 | michael vail
    There has been an increasing trend towards building DNA databases all over the world. In America there are many states that take your DNA for a misdemeanor crime and also during a traffic stop. There have been DNA dragnets all across America. You are pulled over by a police officer for running a red light and he tells you to swab the inside of you’re mouth. Any authority figure will normally get what he wants if he applies a little pressure. We were taught to obey our authorities from grade school so it is embedded in our psyche. A basic...
  • Lil' Kim Released From Federal Prison

    07/03/2006 1:14:47 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 5,161+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 7 3 06 | KATHY MATHESON
    PHILADELPHIA - Lil' Kim celebrated Independence Day one day early with her release from a federal detention center Monday morning after nearly 10 months behind bars. The rapper, who was sent to prison for lying about a shootout outside a New York radio station, walked out of the jail looking glamorous in sunglasses and an all-white, cleavage-baring outfit. Carrying a balloon and a bouquet of white roses, she waved to dozens of cheering onlookers _ some carrying signs that said, "Welcome Home, Queen Bee" _ before getting into a silver Rolls-Royce. The car pulled into a nearby parking lot where...
  • Army Wives Get Death Threats From Iraq (UK)

    06/24/2006 6:57:16 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 947+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-25-2006 | Sean Rayment
    Army wives get phone death threats from Iraq By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 25/06/2006) Wives and family members of soldiers fighting in Iraq have received telephone calls, believed to include death threats, from insurgents, according to military documents seen by The Sunday Telegraph. The "nuisance" calls have been made with increasing frequency over the past few weeks after insurgents managed to obtain home numbers from soldiers' mobile telephones. The growing number of calls has led to an investigation by the Royal Military Police, which has issued a warning to all soldiers in Iraq to take great care when using...
  • Death Threats May Keep Class President From Graduation

    06/07/2006 11:27:12 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 857+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com/ ^ | 6 6 06 | aolnews.com
    LEVITTOWN, Pennsylvania (June 6) - A deal is being negotiated that would allow a high school's class president to participate in Friday's graduation ceremony despite concern that he could be targeted by a gang. Tyrone Lewis, 18, had been scheduled to be one of the speakers at the Truman High School commencement ceremony, but police were worried that he could be targeted by a gang from Trenton, New Jersey, because his sister had testified in a murder trial. Lewis had been barred from the ceremony. Dave Truelove, the Bristol Township School District's solicitor, confirmed Tuesday that talks are in progress...
  • Volunteers travel from afar to build border fence

    05/29/2006 8:58:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 853+ views
    PALOMINAS — For many people, building a barbed-wire fence under the burning Arizona sun would probably be the last way they would want to spend their Memorial Day weekend. Not Minuteman Project volunteer Christie Czajkowski, however. She signed up for the group’s weekend fence-building inauguration almost as soon as she heard about it — even though it meant driving 15 hours from her home in Chula Vista, Calif. “What else am I going to do, go to another beach party?” laughed the 33-year-old baker as she paused from a turn at stringing wire. “No, I need to do something to...
  • Brothels Ask Exemption From Smoking Ban

    05/29/2006 10:34:44 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 38 replies · 830+ views
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Associated Press
    <p>SYDNEY, Australia - Brothel owners in the southern state of Victoria have called for an exemption to a new ban on smoking in the workplace, saying customers like to light up after sex.</p> <p>The Australian Adult Entertainment Industry has written to Victoria's health minister arguing that new laws banning smoking in bars and brothels could push prostitution back into the streets, according to a report in the Sunday Herald Sun newspaper.</p>
  • From: Mrs.Mable.(female nigerian scammer sick em lowbridge)

    05/28/2006 12:34:06 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 524+ views
    email | 5 28 06 | mrs Mable Kabila
    From: Mrs.Mable. I am Mrs.Mable Kabila, from Democratic Republic of Congo. There is an imformation I would like you to keep very confidential There is sum ammount of money my Husband Late President Laurent Kabila, deposited in a security company Abidjan Cote d'ivoire for safe keeping. Before he was killed by his Eldest Millitary Son. The squable happened as immediately we returned back from our London trip. My husband married us two.I am the second wife.I will not be able to give you the full details that led to that urgly incidents. The Eldest Son is the current President of...
  • Dutch Told To Return Land They Won From The Sea (230 Years Ago)

    05/26/2006 6:34:01 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies · 2,790+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-27-2006 | David Rennie
    Dutch told to return land they won from the sea By David Rennie in Zaamslag (Filed: 27/05/2006) A photograph of a grinning boy, riding a toy tractor, has pride of place in the kitchen of Aarnout and Magda de Feijter, the owners of a 148-acre farm in the Dutch province of Zeeland. The picture is of their first grandson, Louis, and the de Feijters have always dreamed that he will one day take over the expanse of wind-rippled flax fields that has been in their family since 1835. The de Feijters on the dyke protecting their farm But there are...
  • Bush Orders Documents From Rep. Jefferson's Office Sealed

    05/26/2006 6:50:32 AM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 55 replies · 1,086+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, May 25, 2006 | Greg Simmons
    WASHINGTON — President Bush stepped into the Justice Department's constitutional confrontation with Congress on Thursday and ordered that documents seized in an FBI search of a congressman's office be sealed for 45 days. "The Department of Justice's search was part of an important investigation of alleged public corruption. At the same time, the bipartisan leadership of the House of Representatives believe the search violated the constitutional principle of separation of powers and the speech and debate clause of the Constitution," according to the president's statement.
  • Dust Clouds Transport Bacteria From Africa Around The World

    05/25/2006 1:53:50 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 563+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-25-2006 | Ian Sample
    Dust clouds transport bacteria from Africa around the world Ian Sample Thursday May 25, 2006 Giant clouds of dust whipped up by desert storms in Africa can carry infectious organisms to other continents, scientists claim today. Despite being blown more than three miles high and exposed to radiation from the sun, strains of bacteria and fungi survived and were able to grow when they returned to Earth, researchers found. Among 40 tests of air samples taken in the mid-Atlantic, 24 revealed living microbes, including 26 colonies of bacteria and 83 fungi. They included strains capable of causing disease in humans,...
  • Bush Gets No Respect From Chicks' Maines

    05/21/2006 9:31:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,117+ views
    iwon news ^ | May 21, 06 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines apologized for disrespecting President Bush during a London concert in 2003. But now, she's taking it back. "I don't feel that way anymore," she told Time magazine for its issue hitting newsstands Monday. "I don't feel he is owed any respect whatsoever." As war in Iraq loomed, Maines told the London audience: "Just so you know, we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas." The remarks led to death threats and a backlash from other country stars, including a high-profile spat with Toby Keith. It also stalled...
  • Ancient Mariners Reveal Tales From The Earth's Core

    05/12/2006 4:59:30 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 874+ views
    Nature ^ | 5-11-2006 | Phillip Ball
    <p>Ship logs and pottery show how the geomagnetic field has changed.</p> <p>Old ship records of magnetic north have helped to unravel a record of our planet's field.</p> <p>While sailors plied the Seven Seas in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, little did they know that their ships' logs would one day help scientists to reconstruct the history of the Earth's magnetic field.</p>
  • From London Soup Kitchen To A Raft In Scandinavian Sea

    05/03/2006 5:53:34 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 302+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-4-2006 | Amy Iggulden
    From London soup kitchen to a raft in Scandinavian sea By Amy Iggulden (Filed: 04/05/2006) Police are trying to solve the mystery of how a homeless man living rough in London ended up on a makeshift raft drifting in the sea off Scandinavia. The castaway, who claimed that he had been drifting for four days, was traced back to a soup kitchen in central London. George Williams was dehydrated and frostbitten when rescued The centre identified him as George Williams, 46, who had been living on the streets for several years. Staff said he was last seen there two months...
  • Catholic League Forgives Opie and Anthony - XM Radio

    04/21/2006 1:05:29 PM PDT · by Illuminatas · 32 replies · 1,086+ views
    FMQB ^ | 4/21/06 | FMQB
    Reacting to the impending deal, Catholic League President Bill Donohue released a statement, "After I lashed out against Opie and Anthony for providing an on-air account of a sexual stunt in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 2002, they were fired by Infinity Broadcasting, the CBS Radio outlet. Once they were dumped, I withdrew the complaint that I had filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and asked the FCC to drop its investigation. On August 5, 2004, I issued a news release about the decision of XM Satellite Radio to pick up the duo beginning October 4. At that time I...
  • Bird Flu Swan Was From Outside UK

    04/11/2006 3:28:36 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 355+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-11-2006
    Bird flu swan was from outside UK AREA ON ALERT * Poultry owners within wild bird risk area must keep birds indoors or, if not possible, ensure they are kept away from wild birds * Bird transport within 6 mile (10km) surveillance zone will be curbed * Poultry within 1.8 mile (3km) protection zone must be kept indoors and will be tested A dead swan found in Fife which tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu was a whooper swan, DNA tests by government scientists have found. The breed originates from outside the UK but it was...
  • Bush: Iraq Reaches Historic Moment With Help From U.S. Forces

    03/21/2006 4:02:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 332+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 21, 2006 – Sectarian violence that erupted after the Feb. 22 bombing of a mosque in Samarra, Iraq, could have led to civil war. But Iraqis stayed united and are working to build a united government, President Bush said here today. When violence broke out, the Iraqi army didn't break apart into sectarian divisions, and religious and political leaders stood up to the violence and committed themselves to progress, Bush said at a White House news conference. The efforts of the Iraqis, along with continued coalition support, are what kept the country out of civil war, he said....
  • Investigating Canals Across Time, From Space

    03/17/2006 12:28:23 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 732+ views
    The Gazette - Harvard ^ | 3-17-2006 | Alvin Powell
    Investigating canals across time, from spaceUr takes a step back to see ancient networks By Alvin Powell Harvard News Office Jason Ur: 'If you press your nose against a Monet, all you see is a blur. If you take a few steps back, you see lilies, you see bridges. For this reason, remote sensing data is really irreplaceable.' (Staff photos Kris Snibbe/Harvard News Office) < The view from space of an ancient canal network is recasting archaeologists' understanding of the Assyrian capital of Nineveh and of the farming economy that supported it at its height of power almost 3,000 years...
  • Pregnant Teen's Murder Shocks Peru(murdered then baby stolen from her womb)

    03/11/2006 4:08:55 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 1,093+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news/ ^ | 1 11 06 | RICK VECCHIO
    LIMA, Peru - When the body of Claudina Herrera was discovered nearly five months ago by the side of a highway, curled in the fetal position in a cardboard box, the cause of death was obvious: The pregnant 18-year-old's belly was sliced wide open, and her baby was gone. Within days, her premature girl was located in intensive care at a public hospital, and the woman who had shown up with the baby _ covered in blood and saying she had given birth in a taxi _ was arrested along with four others. She was later found to be infertile....
  • Hamas Seeks Support From Saudis

    03/10/2006 7:27:11 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 282+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-11-2006
    Hamas seeks support from Saudis Hamas is on a fundraising tour across the Middle East A delegation of Hamas leaders has arrived in Riyadh in a bid to win Saudi financial and political support for the Palestinian government it is forming. It is Hamas's first official visit since 1998 and the five-strong delegation is led by Khaled Meshaal, one of the group's exiled leaders. Saudi Arabia has been one of the biggest financial backers of the Palestinian Authority. It has rejected US calls to isolate Hamas because of its attacks on Israel. "Hamas appreciates the Saudi position that always supported...
  • Teheran Park 'Cleansed' Of Traces From Nuclear Site

    03/05/2006 4:54:34 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 489+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-6-2006 | Con Coughlin
    Teheran park 'cleansed' of traces from nuclear site By Con Coughlin, Defence and Security Editor (Filed: 06/03/2006) Iran's Revolutionary Guards have taken the extraordinary step of cutting down thousands of trees in Teheran to prevent United Nations inspectors from finding traces of enriched uranium from a top-secret nuclear plant. News of last month's cleansing operation comes as the International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-member board meets in Vienna today to decide whether Iran should be reported to the United Nations Security Council for failing to comply with its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Dr Mohamed ElBaradei: scathing report on Iran...
  • Iraqi People Pulled Back From Civil War Abyss, Pace Says

    03/05/2006 11:42:21 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 325+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 5, 2006 – The Iraqi people responded to terrorist outrages by pulling back from the abyss of a civil war, Marine Gen. Peter Pace said on NBC's Meet the Press today. Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the February 22 bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra, was an act of desperation on the part of the terrorists. The growth of democracy and the political progress leaders of the country are making in forming a government has made terrorists desperate. "So desperate that they would destroy one of their own most sacred shrines in...
  • Archangel Sculpture Rises From Lichfield Nave

    02/20/2006 2:36:26 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 441+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-20-2006 | Maev Kennedy
    Archangel sculpture rises from Lichfield nave Maev Kennedy Monday February 20, 2006 Simply red ... the carving of the Archangel Gabriel recently discovered under the nave of Lichfield Cathedral. Photograph: Shelley Stratford The Archangel Gabriel, his wings still fiery with colour applied over 1200 years ago, has emerged from beneath the nave of Lichfield Cathedral. The Anglo-Saxon carved figure was found when builders, watched over by archaeologists, took up part of the floor of the nave to build a new rising platform for concerts and recitals. "None of us imagined that the project would provide a priceless gem, with the...
  • Iran Says UK Must Withdraw Troops From Basra

    02/17/2006 11:28:48 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 973+ views
    Iran says UK must withdraw troops from Basra Staff and agencies Friday February 17, 2006 The Iranian foreign minister today demanded that Britain pull its troops out of the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Speaking during a visit to Lebanon, Manouchehr Mottaki said: "The Islamic Republic of Iran demands the immediate withdrawal of British forces from Basra." He said UK troops were destabilising the city. The prime minister, Tony Blair, dismissed the comments as an attempt to "divert attention" from international concerns over Iran's stability. Mr Blair today held talks with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin, at which...
  • U.S. Slider Zach Lund Banned From Olympic Games

    02/10/2006 8:37:16 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 37 replies · 1,328+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/sports/ ^ | 2 10 06 | TIM REYNOLDS
    CESANA, Italy - Zach Lund, the top slider on the U.S. skeleton team, was banned from the Turin Olympics on Friday for taking a common hair-restoration pill that can be used to mask steroids. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that Lund should serve a one-year suspension, retroactive to Nov. 10 and enforced immediately. Lund told CAS that he was misled by the Web site for the governing body of his sport, which listed finasteride both as a "prohibited substance" and a "specified substance." Lund told CAS he failed to check the prohibited list in 2005. The CAS panel...
  • M*A*S*H No More (Air Force field hospital moves from tents to trailers)

    02/09/2006 9:24:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 394+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Master Sgt. Will Ackerman
    SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq, Feb. 9, 2006 — The thought of a field hospital conjures up images of medics rolling battle-wounded troops on gurneys into a dimly lit operating room. "We are the only surgical-based clinic at Victory Base Complex. We’ll do emergency surgery here, but then move (the patient) to a higher-level facility (in or out of theater)." U.S. Air Force Col. Christian Benjamin The 447th Expeditionary Medical Squadron at Sather Air Base, at Baghdad International Airport, also faced the desert dust and worked in cramped quarters. They moved inside recently to a new 15,000-square foot modular medical clinic,...
  • Protecting People From A Terrifying Toxin: Vaccine Stimulates Immune Response Against Ricin

    02/08/2006 4:57:39 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 534+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 2-8-2006 | Ben Harder
    Protecting People from a Terrifying Toxin: Vaccine stimulates immune response against ricin Ben Harder In its first test in people, a vaccine against the toxin ricin appears safe and generates antibodies that are expected to be protective against the potential bioterrorism agent. Ricin comes from castor seeds and can cause lethal damage to the gut if swallowed or to the lungs if inhaled. Murderers and assassins have used it for centuries. The vaccine might be used to protect soldiers and first responders in advance of possible ricin exposure, says immunologist and study leader Ellen S. Vitetta of the University of...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Learn From Military Transition Teams

    02/03/2006 6:05:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 311+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | Spc. Karl Johnson
    MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq, Feb. 3, 2006 — One of the coalition missions with the highest expectations, the greatest visibility and the most responsibility is that of the Military Transition Teams. The teams' task is to prepare the young Iraqi Army to take over the job of securing its own country. In Mahmudiyah, a city south of Baghdad, training is taking shape. "It's a very challenging mission, but the more we stay with the Iraqi Army, the better they become." U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Arturo Delagarza "It's a very challenging mission, but the more we stay with the Iraqi Army, the better...