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  • School Skit Features Romney Getting Punched

    11/05/2012 3:39:16 PM PST · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/5/2012 | Todd Starnes
    A Texas high school marching band is facing criticism for a halftime performance that featured someone dressed like Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney getting assaulted.
  • Gallup: Only in D.C. Do They Think Economy Is Getting Better

    08/15/2011 1:42:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/15/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Only in Washington, D.C.—home of a federal government that has dramatically increased its spending as a share of the U.S. economy over the last three years—did a majority of the people say they believe the economy was getting better not worse in the first half of this year, according to a survey released today by Gallup. In not one state did more than 41 percent of those surveyed tell Gallup they believed the economy was getting better. From January through June, Gallup asked 87,634 American adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia this question: “Right...
  • Hard Right Turn Worries GOP Moderates in N.H.

    02/01/2011 4:25:42 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 52 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 1, 2011 | Sarah Schweitzer
    New Hampshire Democrats conceded a dramatic loss of power to a Republican insurgency last November. Now another group is coming to terms with its sidelining. Moderate Republicans, the practical-minded mainstay of the state’s venerable GOP, have watched in dismay as conservative legislators have proposed restricting state education funding to English, math, science, social studies, and physical education and urged that officials no longer “bear faith and true allegiance’’ to the United States and New Hampshire, but rather, only to New Hampshire. With the recent ascension of Tea Party activist Jack Kimball to head the state Republican Party, many moderates now...
  • Arab Princess Getting Royal Treatment at Israeli Hospital

    11/22/2010 9:06:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    inn ^ | 11/22/10 | David Lev
    A daughter to one of the royal families in the Persian Gulf is in Israel undergoing a complicated heart operation, according to Knesset Member Ayoub Kara. The royal patient insisted on undergoing the procedure here - after her doctors recommended one of Israel's leading hospitals as the best place to undergo the operation. For security and other reasons, the name of the hospital has not been published. MK Kara said he was contacted by a Druze doctor who has been working in Europe for decades, along with the head of a well-known European medical center, and was asked if he...
  • Getting Fat? Blame the Kids

    06/25/2010 3:15:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 6/25/10 | Live Science
    Americans with children aged 18 years or younger are less likely to exercise and more likely to be overweight or obese, according to a new report. The findings are based on more than 59,000 interviews with Americans, aged 18 to 50, from January to June 2010, conducted as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Participants were asked "In the last seven days, on how many days did you exercise for 30 or more minutes?" The impact on exercise was most pronounced for those with very young kids, aged 0 to 4. About 28 percent of parents in this group said...
  • 75 next year and one lucky S.O.B

    12/24/2009 12:43:16 PM PST · by JimVT · 19 replies · 734+ views
    JimVT | 12/242009 | JimVT
    Getting ready for tomorrow's Christmas meal got me thinking about Christmases-past My son is doing really well in Boston and HIS new Christmas tradition is to bring the 'beef' for dinner: 3+ pounds of Prime Filet Mignon @ $36 a pound. He wants a Bernaise Sauce;he gets a Bernaise sauce. I was thinking about where I spent Christmases in the early 50's to 1960 when I met and married my lovely wife. Such haute cuisine dineries as Commanders in New Orleans eating the cheapest shrimp on the menu; the charming NAHA Hotel in Okinawa, home of the world's finest seaweed...
  • Is Hollywood Getting It Right on Islam and Stoning?

    07/01/2009 10:28:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 869+ views
    Human Events ^ | 7/1/09 | Robert Spencer
    A powerful new film, The Stoning of Soraya M., is calling public attention to the Islamic practice of stoning adulterers in a way that only Hollywood can; while at least eight women await death by stoning in Iran today, none of their cases have drawn any significant protests from human rights organizations, and Western governments have remained largely indifferent. With a genocidally inclined nuclear Iran looming on the international stage, the victimization of women by Islamic laws prescribing stoning for adultery and other sexual crimes may seem to be the least of our worries. The Stoning of Soraya M., however,...
  • Getting to know the Obamas, on their terms

    04/20/2009 9:31:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 817+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 4/20/09 | Peter Wallsten and Faye Fiore
    Reporting from Washington — In the short time Americans have come to know their new first family, they've learned that the president doesn't want a puppy sleeping on his bed, the girls hate green veggies but at least one loves peanut butter, and the first lady believes her husband should stay out of her closet. Like a reality show set on the glorified soundstage at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., the details of one family's life have captivated the country -- if not the world -- making the Obamas seem within reach, an ordinary family that just happens to be living an...
  • Barack: Getting to know you, getting to know all about you

    05/23/2008 3:58:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 140+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5-23-08 | Dave Weinbaum
    Barack Hussein Obama is becoming less mystery messiah and more false prophet. Change? Hope? Give me a break. Even the Liberal press can't hide his specific positions and curious associations anymore. Hillary's stance that Barack is unelectable is gaining credibility as his disturbing anti-US guilt ridden beliefs are revealed. Too bad for her, but it's too late. Barring a miracle Barack will be his party's nominee. But now the electorate needs to examine Barack's positions. Some drink from the fountain of knowledge. Idiots gargle and spit. Jimmy Carter Move-On over! Obama must have crammed for his run watching old Carter...
  • Flex-fuel is a Mac. Gasoline is Windows. Solar/wind is Linux. ($4 gas vanity)

    04/30/2008 5:08:46 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 20 replies · 149+ views
    Enough is enough. This poster is opposed mostly, to government mandates. But it's time for a government mandate to topple the applecart which is driving gas and oil prices ever-skyward. Overdue in fact. Time for Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians in our government to agree we cannot continue to send our national wealth to terrorists and communists - and simply decide that beginning in 2010, all new autos sold in America, must include some form of a "flex fuel" option. This will present escalating fuel costs the one thing, which will in fact solve the problem: COMPETITION.
  • UC Execs Still Getting Perks Despite Criticism

    05/25/2007 3:12:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 413+ views
    ap on cbs5.com ^ | 5/25/07 | AP
    (AP) OAKLAND University of California executives are still getting additional compensation despite withering criticism from lawmakers and others. Officials of the 10-campus system came under fire when it was revealed they had quietly been paying executives millions above their reported salaries. Since then, administrators have overhauled their system to make sure the decisions are made publicly and with the proper authority, but they haven't stopped the extra compensation. UC officials say they have to make the exceptions to stay competitive in the job market. In the 15 months following the revelations, first reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, more than...
  • U.N. force in Lebanon getting weaponry

    08/31/2006 5:19:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 449+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/31/06 | Todd Pitman - ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - The U.N. force in Lebanon will soon receive the first real boost in weapons and manpower: one battalion each of Italian and French troops with heavy armor, including tanks and artillery, officials said Thursday. Nearly 1,000 Italian soldiers are due in the war-battered southern port of Tyre on Saturday, the largest addition yet to the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon, or UNIFIL, spokesman Alexander Ivanko told The Associated Press. So far, only 250 extra French troops have arrived since a Security Council resolution promising an expanded U.N. force halted a month of fierce clashes between Israel and...
  • America Supports You: Servicemembers Getting Free Country Music CDs

    07/13/2006 4:39:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 246+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, July 13, 2006 – The Armed Services YMCA is sending servicemembers free CDs with new and old popular country music hits that express pride in America. Under the "Send a CD to a Soldier" program, the Armed Services YMCA is sending the CDs to units supporting the global war on terrorism. "Since we can't send them to 'any soldier,' we send the CDs to units that were identified by the different branches of the services. The unit distributes the CDs to servicemembers," said retired Navy Rear Adm. S. Frank Gallo, national executive director of the ASYMCA. Gallo said...
  • 600 lbs. woman survives getting thrown through sunroof

    06/26/2006 4:51:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 639+ views
    Town N Country, Florida – A woman is in stable condition after being ejected through the sunroof of her SUV during an accident. Thirty-seven-year-old Ruth Matthews told paramedics that another vehicle cut her off in traffic, and she took evasive action to avoid a crash. Her Isuzu Amigo rolled over and she was thrown through the sunroof and onto the roadway. Investigators say she was not wearing her seatbelt. Paramedics initially tried to fly Matthews to Tampa General Hospital, but her weight, estimated at 600 pounds, made it impossible. Emergency crews were able to transport her to St. Joseph’s Hospital,...
  • Pacific Ocean getting warmer, more acidic

    03/31/2006 8:54:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 244+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/31/06
    SEATTLE, March 31 (UPI) -- Testing by U.S. scientists finds that the Pacific Ocean is getting warmer and more acidic, while the amount of oxygen is decreasing. Scientists with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and the University of Washington say the ocean is becoming increasingly acidic because of its absorption of carbon dioxide, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Friday. "You don't have to believe in climate change to believe that this is happening," said Joanie Kleypas, an oceanographer with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, a non-profit organization based in Boulder, Colo. "Acidification is more frightening than...
  • More Kids Are Getting Anti-Psychotic Drugs

    03/17/2006 3:43:13 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 48 replies · 1,051+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri Mar 17, 9:16 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO - Soaring numbers of American children are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs — in many cases, for attention deficit disorder or other behavioral problems for which these medications have not been proven to work, a study found. The annual number of children prescribed anti-psychotic drugs jumped fivefold between 1995 and 2002, to an estimated 2.5 million, the study said. That is an increase from 8.6 out of every 1,000 children in the mid-1990s to nearly 40 out of 1,000. But more than half of the prescriptions were for attention deficit and other non-psychotic conditions, the researchers said.
  • Davis-Monthan getting combined air operations center

    10/24/2005 5:12:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 661+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Oct 24, 2005 | unattributed
    10/24/2005 - DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz -- The Air Force broke ground on a new combined air operations center here. There was the sound of sledgehammers swinging when workers started the conversion of an old ground-launched cruise-missile facility into the new Falconer CAOC facility Oct. 17. The new operations center -- scheduled to open in July 2006 -- will be the only “continuously operational” facility in the United States and one of only five Falconer CAOC weapon systems used to support combatant commanders worldwide. The CAOC -- an $11.35 million construction project -- is part of an Air Force...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger still getting big donations

    07/20/2005 9:21:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 252+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/20/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may be slumping in the polls and beset by conflict-of-interest charges, but the governor's fund-raising team continues to bring in sizable donations, including a $1 million contribution this month. Schwarzenegger said in January that he would need to raise at least $50 million to support his ballot initiatives in the upcoming Nov. 8 special election. The governor's top money manager said Wednesday the team is more than halfway to that goal. "We are on track with what we said publicly we would do," said Marty Wilson, a senior Schwarzenegger campaign consultant who oversees...
  • New Yorkers sue for the right to shimmy (getting your groove on requires a license)

    06/26/2005 6:44:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 526+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/24/05
    New Yorkers sue for the right to shimmy Fri Jun 24,12:52 PM ET People dance at a ball at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. A group of dancers jointly filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court that seeks to declare a city ordinance forbidding dancing in clubs without cabaret licenses as unconstitutional.(AFP/File/Stan Honda) NEW YORK (AFP) - Despite living in a city renowned for its vibrant nightlife, a group of New Yorkers have deemed it necessary to embark on a legal battle to win the right to go out dancing. A group of social dancers, dance teachers...
  • Girls Finally Getting A Chance To Learn (Turkey)

    03/26/2005 4:25:30 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 331+ views
    Girls finally getting a chance to learn Saturday, March 26, 2005 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News A total of 1,659 girls living in Žanlżurfa have begun their schooling as part of the “Girls Let's Go to School” campaign, a project that has been ongoing for a year, made possible through the cooperation of the Education Ministry and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Girls between the ages of 10 and 14, whose families were persuaded to send their daughters to school instead of making them work in fields, are now taking courses in specially prepared classrooms. Children are able to...
  • Oil stocks slide as crude, gas plunge

    12/02/2004 4:40:44 PM PST · by AmericaUnited · 18 replies · 1,081+ views
    CBS Market Watch ^ | 12/02/04 | Lisa Sanders
    Oil stocks slide as crude, gas plunge By Lisa Sanders, CBS.MarketWatch.com Last Update: 4:21 PM ET Dec. 2, 2004 E-mail it | Print | Discuss | Alert | Reprint | RSS DALLAS (CBS.MW) -- Oil and gas stocks closed broadly lower as crude futures sank Thursday for the second straight session, and natural gas futures plunged more than 8 percent on the latest report out of the Energy Department. The Energy Department said natural gas supplies for the week ended Nov. 19 fell 17 billion cubic feet, not 49 billion as originally reported a week ago. For the week ended...
  • Bin Laden arrest getting closer: Pakistan interior minister

    08/13/2004 7:54:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 2,404+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/04
    Bin Laden arrest getting closer: Pakistan interior minister Fri Aug 13, 1:19 AM ET DUBAI (AFP) - Pakistani Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat said that his country's capture of top Al-Qaeda suspects brought Islamabad closer to the arrest of the terror network's chief, Osama bin Laden. Pakistan has already penetrated the network, he said on Thursday. "Undoubtedly, we have received some information and all the arrests at the Al-Qaeda leadership level bring us closer toward reaching the desired objective," Hayat told Al-Arabiya satellite television. Hayat said Pakistan's objective "is not only the arrest of bin Laden and (his number two...
  • World Getting 'Literally Greener'

    03/28/2004 3:00:37 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 176+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-28-2004 | Alex Kirby
    World getting 'literally greener' By Alex Kirby BBC News Online environment correspondent in Jeju, Korea About a third of the world is still covered with forests... The world seems to have begun to turn greener, in the strictly literal sense, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep). Satellite data show plant growth has been measurably more vigorous over the last 25 years. The news comes in Unep's first Global Environment Outlook Year Book 2003, which highlights trends and problems. The book is being launched at the opening here of Unep's annual council, attended by about 150 delegations. The meeting...
  • Administration Denies Aristide Kidnapped

    03/01/2004 1:07:17 PM PST · by cody32127 · 33 replies · 208+ views
    AP ^ | 1 hour, 32 minutes ago | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON - The White House and Pentagon (news - web sites) on Monday dismissed allegations that Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was kidnapped by U.S. forces eager for him to resign and flee into exile. With U.S. military forces already on the ground in the Caribbean nation and more on the way, chief presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said, "It's nonsense, and conspiracy theories do nothing to help the Haitian people move forward to a better more free, more prosperous future." Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld also vehemently denied that Aristide had been forced out by the United States, and Secretary of...
  • CA: Proposition 57 getting reluctant editorial support

    02/28/2004 7:56:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 107+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/28/04 | AP - Sacramento
    <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to borrow $15 billion to deal with the state's budget deficit is getting broad but often reluctant support from many of California's major newspapers.</p> <p>"It's the least damaging way for California to begin to emerge from its fiscal abyss," said the Los Angeles Times in endorsing Proposition 57, the measure on Tuesday's ballot authorizing sale of the bonds.</p>
  • CA: Getting our money's worth

    02/27/2004 10:20:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 137+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/27/04 | Jennifer Openshaw - Op/Ed
    <p>When you walk into a fast-food restaurant, you know how much you are going to pay - and thanks to government regulations - what you are going to get, down to each and every calorie.</p> <p>But what do you get for your money at the DMV or the Department of Education? You pay taxes at the gas pump, at the checkout stand and out of your paycheck. But do you know where your tax money is going and whether you are getting your money's worth?</p>
  • The Loser's Guide To Getting Lucky

    12/26/2003 8:15:44 AM PST · by blam · 58 replies · 398+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-26-2003 | Professor Richard Wiseman
    The loser's guide to getting lucky By Professor Richard Wiseman University of Hertfordshire Why do some people get all the luck while others never get the breaks they deserve? A psychologist says he has discovered the answer. Ten years ago, I set out to examine luck. I wanted to know why some people are always in the right place at the right time, while others consistently experience ill fortune. I placed advertisements in national newspapers asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact me. Hundreds of extraordinary men and women volunteered for my research and, over the...
  • Americans are getting cheesier

    08/25/2003 11:19:51 AM PDT · by bedolido · 35 replies · 290+ views
    USDA: average consumers eating more cheese than ever WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 — Shredded cheddar or Parmesan adds zest to salads. Soft, gooey mozzarella is a must for pizza. Burgers are blanketed with melting slices of American, Swiss or Monterey Jack. CHEESE IS EVERYWHERE, and consumers are eating more of it than ever before — a trend that has been on the rise since the mid-1940s, the Agriculture Department says. A typical consumer now eats 30 pounds of cheese a year, far more than the 6-pound annual average of 1944. Don Blayney, a department economist, said people are eating more cheese...