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  • [San Francisco] SFPD: Struck bicyclist was going wrong way

    01/09/2014 9:04:13 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle | sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, January 9, 2014 | Vivian Ho
    (01-09) 14:08 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- A bicyclist who was struck by a tow truck in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood was traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way street, police said Thursday. The bicyclist, a 31-year-old woman who has not been identified, was hit at Seventh and Folsom streets at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. She had been riding west on Folsom, which runs one way in the opposite direction, said Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman.
  • Doctors going broke

    01/05/2012 9:43:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 122 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1/5/12 | Parija Kavilanz
    New York - Doctors in America are harboring an embarrassing secret: Many of them are going broke. This quiet reality, which is spreading nationwide, is claiming a wide range of casualties, including family physicians, cardiologists and oncologists. Industry watchers say the trend is worrisome. Half of all doctors in the nation operate a private practice. So if a cash crunch forces the death of an independent practice, it robs a community of a vital health care resource. (Snip) Doctors list shrinking insurance reimbursements, changing regulations, rising business and drug costs among the factors preventing them from keeping their practices afloat.
  • Brokaw: I'd Be Nervous Going Into Bar or Restaurant in Arizona on Saturday Night Because of Guns

    01/13/2011 10:57:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/14/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Tom Brokaw on Thursday said that as a result of Arizona's loose gun laws, he'd be nervous going into a bar or restaurant in that state on a Saturday night. Such was uttered during a discussion about gun control on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" (video follows with transcript and commentary): TOM BROKAW: Here is why I think there are a lot of Glocks being sold: because gun owners are worried that they're going to be outlawed. That's what happened when President Obama first took office is that people were buying ammunition and storing it in underground bunkers...
  • Bankruptcy? No Worries! California Is “Going Green!”

    12/05/2010 11:19:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/6/10 | Austin Hill
    First, let me make this clear: I’m a native Californian, and I grew up thinking that California was pretty much the center of the universe. (Snip) So it is with great personal sadness that I make this observation: while most of America made a sharp (and rational) turn to the right in this year’s election, California moved even further to the left. As a result, California will worsen. California currently suffers with its’ self-inflicted $6 billion shortfall in this fiscal year’s budget (a wound that is supposed to swell to $24.5 billion over the next 18 months). 2 weeks ago
  • Gone... Going... Going...

    06/07/2010 9:54:15 PM PDT · by JLS · 20 replies · 86+ views
    Nationl Review Corner ^ | 7 June 2010 | Mark Steyn
    The departure in ignominy of Helen Thomas has been commented on below, and I don't have much to add, except how pathetic is this?
  • Why Obama Won’t Be Going to Israel

    05/25/2010 9:31:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 601+ views
    commentary mag. ^ | 5/25/10 | Rick Richman
    Jen’s post on the White House rabbinical meetings contained this summary of the rabbis’ input: [Rabbi Jack] Moline said the major responses from the rabbis were to urge Obama to visit Israel, to express some concern of there being a double standard for Israel and to tell Obama that they were not “confident from the President himself that he feels Israel in his kishkes.” The rabbis thus echoed the request that 37 Jewish Democratic lawmakers made in their own meeting with Obama last week: go to Israel and give a speech (“Message: I care”). It is the same request that...
  • Liberal booksellers in San Francisco ban Palin's book

    Liberal booksellers in San Fran Freako ban Sarah Palin's book. I thought Liberals were in favor of Free Speech and never banned books!
  • Prediction: How the Media Will Report Sarah Palin's Book Tour

    11/18/2009 2:31:57 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 607+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11.18.09 @ 2:35PM | By Robert Stacy McCain
    First, expect the major national outlets (NBC, New York Times, etc.) to ignore this evidence of Palin's overwhelming popularity. They've been commissioning polls especially designed to show that Palin is unpopular, and they're not going to let facts get in their way. Second, to the extent that the elite media take notice of the huge crowds at Palin events, expect them to focus obsessively over any tinfoil-hat crackpots who turn up. Time or Newsweek will send reporters out to these book-signings, and the reporters will interview scores of Palin fans until they find one or two conspiracy kooks who think...
  • "Going Rogue" day, tick off left wing media when you buy Sarah Palin's book

    11/17/2009 5:59:49 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 33 replies · 1,195+ views
    vanity | November 17, 2009 | steelers6
    The 11 fact checkers of her book, I don't think they have 1 factcheck on the Pelosi Single Payer Socialist health care bill. The McCain campaign backstabbers that sabotaged her have motivated me into buying extra copies
  • Transportation Secretary going to Olympics meeting

    09/25/2009 10:38:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 277+ views
    google ^ | 9/25/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is joining a growing list of Obama administration officials who will travel to Denmark next week to support Chicago's Olympic bid. The International Olympic Committee is meeting in Copenhagen on Oct. 2 to choose a host city for the 2016 Summer Games. Chicago faces tough competition from Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo.
  • Universal healthcare going broke in France

    08/10/2009 8:53:30 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 14 replies · 1,514+ views
    WSJ ^ | 8/10/2009 | WSJ
    When Laure Cuccarolo went into early labor on a recent Sunday night in a village in southern France, her only choice was to ask the local fire brigade to whisk her to a hospital 30 miles away. A closer one had been shuttered by cost cuts in France's universal health system. View Full Image France Fights Universal Care's High Cost Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Doctors, trade unions and others have called national protests against French health-care cutbacks this year. One petition signed by prominent physicians said they feared the intent of the reform was to turn health care into a 'lucrative...
  • River of Memory

    10/09/2008 12:03:38 PM PDT · by Revski · 6 replies · 285+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/9/08 | Revski
    Remembering my mother's home going 1 year this month and with the view of a red-tail hawk in flight with it’s song, also a fish fly by out of the running brook.
  • River of Memory

    10/08/2008 4:35:36 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies · 199+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 10/08/08 | Revski
    Remembering my mother's home going 1 year this month!
  • New Motto on Energy: Instead of "Go Green" it should be "Our Green is Going" or "GanGreen"

    06/18/2008 8:34:59 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 6 replies · 692+ views
    vanity | June 18, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    I thought about GanGreen because we are going to be cutting off arms and legs to pay.
  • Why We Serve: Air Force NCO Serves 21 Years, Still Going Strong

    08/24/2007 5:45:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 272+ views
    Why We Serve: ^ | Meghan Vittrup
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2007 – Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Duncan has served for 21 years and still says there’s no end in sight. Duncan has had several opportunities to be commissioned as an Air Force officer. However, he said he prefers to be enlisted. “I chose to stay enlisted, because I like working with troops more,” he said. Duncan is one of eight servicemembers who have served overseas in the war on terrorism who have been chosen to speak to American communities and businesses across the nation in the Defense Department’s “Why We Serve” public outreach program. The...
  • The Troubled Times of John McCain -- An Arizona 'Tribute'

    06/24/2007 2:08:09 PM PDT · by repentant_pundit · 3 replies · 334+ views
    The Arizona Conservative ^ | June 24, 2007 | Dennis Durband
    McCain on the Issues: Wrongheaded 1. Favors the old as well as the new illegal alien amnesty plans. 2. Favors troop surge to Iraq to defend their borders and government, but opposes doing the same for the U.S. Border with Mexico to defend us from invasion. Can you imagine what effect this position has on the morale of our troops? They are sent to die defending freedom for Iraq while here in the U.S., McCain is giving away our country without a fight. 3. With leftist George Soros' funding help, McCain got Campaign Finance Reform passed. Not only was this...
  • NATION'S PAPER CONTINUE CIRCULATION SLIDE (Dead Tree Dino Media Alert)

    04/25/2007 3:23:30 PM PDT · by CT · 21 replies · 988+ views
    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003576374# | April 25, 2007 | Jennnifer Saba
    FAS-FAX Preview: Circ Numbers To Take Another Big Hit By Jennifer Saba Published: April 25, 2007 12:30 PM ET NEW YORK Anyone thinking the declines in circulation should ease when the Audit Bureau of Circulations releases its spring numbers on Monday will be disappointed. According to industry sources, overall daily circulation for the six months ending March 2007 is expected to sink approximately 2.5% while Sunday will drop around 3.0%. Yet again, major metro papers are bearing the brunt of the responsibility for the declines. Papers that are showing daily drops of 5% or more, according to circulation sources, include:...
  • Army MARS program still going strong

    07/17/2006 8:00:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 560+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Thom Williams
    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (Army News Service, July 17, 2006) – Mention the MARS Station to retired service members and they’ll probably tell you about how they were able to talk with loved ones back in the United States while serving overseas through this system of phone patches, high-frequency radios and volunteer radio operators. The U.S. Army Military Affiliated Radio System is still going strong with morale and welfare phone-patching and MARS messages. Today, it’s also a critically important backup emergency-communications system. “MARS has evolved into emergency-communications support not just for the Army, but for other government agencies, as well,” said...
  • Soldiers going through exercise with real world obstacles

    04/30/2006 8:08:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 348+ views
    Pvt. Daniel Gorun secures an area Saturday while first aid is being administered to a fallen comrade during training on Fort Huachuca. At top, Pvt. Claudia Reynoso poses as an Iraqi woman working at a camp as soldiers approach during Saturday's training exercise. (By Mark Levy-Herald/Review)FORT HUACHUCA — A squad of Demon Dogs soldiers listened intently to three GIs who served in Iraq explain to them what they did right and wrong during training on Saturday. The knowledge imparted by their company commander, first sergeant and a drill sergeant was designed to increase their knowledge of what they may face...
  • County leaders oppose Perry's hurricane planning orders

    04/18/2006 8:55:01 PM PDT · by BellStar · 43 replies · 778+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/18/06 | kRIS-TV
    HOUSTON -- Counties that were saddled with chaos and traffic-choked highways before Hurricane Rita are defying an order from Gov. Rick Perry to empower one person to make evacuation decisions during a disaster. Instead, a group of elected Gulf Coast leaders adopted a different plan Tuesday that puts the authority in the hands of a 15-person committee _ even though the ultimate power to evacuate still rests with individual counties.
  • Helicopter Activity in Bellevue / Redmond WA

    04/17/2006 10:41:14 AM PDT · by PureSolace · 95 replies · 3,899+ views
    me
    I'm currently on the Bellevue, Redmond Border in Washington State and for the past 15 minutes theres been a lot of helicopter activity overhead. Seems they're circling around and going all over the place... Anyone in the know, know whats going on? please share. thanks.
  • Radio station sale forces Air America to seek new home (Phoenix AM leftist puke goes religious)

    01/28/2006 3:36:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1,349+ views
    Biz Journal ^ | 1/20/06 | Laura Newpoff
    Radio station sale forces Air America to seek new home Laura Newpoff The Business Journal From the January 20, 2006 print edition One of the first things Bob Christy did when he found out his liberal talk radio station's format was changing to religious broadcasting was to offer his worried staff an exit strategy. "I told them I'd give two-weeks pay to anyone who wanted to leave that day," Christy said. "But nobody did." Christy is general manager of KXXT 1010-AM in Phoenix, home of the Air America Radio format since September 2004. The station was acquired in October, part...
  • NY Gas Stations Fined for Gouging (NC state gas tax going up - twice in 2006)

    12/19/2005 4:41:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 708+ views
    R News ^ | 12/19/05
    Gas Stations Fined for Gouging by R News Staff Published Dec 19, 2005 Fifteen gasoline stations statewide have been fined more than $63,000 dollars by New York state for jacking up prices after Hurricane Katrina Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office released Monday the results of a three-month investigation into the gouging. The No-Co gas station on West Main Street in Webster is among those fined for the gouging. State officials say three oil companies, Getty, B.P. Amoco and Lukoil set prices for the service stations they control. Spitzer's office says the investigation of other retailers continues. Local gas prices hit...
  • MSNBC and Joe Scarborough Going Nuts

    11/16/2005 7:23:39 PM PST · by onyx eyes · 9 replies · 421+ views
    Tonight on Joe Scarborough, MSNBC, Joe is acting very elated and eager to call oil execs liars in front of congress. Then next ala Chris Matthews, Joe has Barbara Boxer on, to prove how rightfully indignant the Dims are that oil execs lied to congress and that they have to get to the bottom of this. Etcetera. This is all well and good except for one thing. It is not in we, the people's interest, that the democrats are howling on this one. Problem is, the tagline for all of them, Joe and the dims, is that they want to...
  • Attorney jailed after going to court drunk

    10/24/2005 8:32:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 661+ views
    BENTON, Ark. (AP) - An attorney appealing his second drunken driving conviction was jailed Monday after he came to court intoxicated, officials said. A Saline County Circuit Court judge ordered 59-year-old Jerry Stewart jailed for contempt of court. He was ordered held without bail until Thursday, when he is scheduled in court for an unrelated case. It was not known whether Thursday's court appearance involved two pending drunken driving charges. Stewart faces a total of six years in prison and could be disbarred if convicted of a fourth felony offense, prosecutor Robert Herzfeld said.
  • Area firefighters going to Louisiana (from Tucson)

    09/03/2005 12:38:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 243+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Sep 3, 2005 | Alexis Huicochea
    The Tucson Fire Department and Golder Ranch Fire District will be deploying firefighters to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina, officials said. Four Golder Ranch firefighters were the first to be sent out this morning at 6, said Battalion Chief John Sullivan. Tucson Fire will follow with six firefighters next week, according to spokesman Capt. Paul McDonough. Both agencies are responding to a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is asking city fire departments to send a total of 1,000 two-person teams. Golder Ranch will be providing medical attention as well as canvassing areas to assist people who have...
  • Driver says her accident deputy's fault(your not going to believe this lawsuit)

    08/08/2005 1:35:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 36 replies · 2,297+ views
    http://www.spokesmanreview.com ^ | Monday, August 8, 2005 | Richard Roesler
    OLYMPIA – Three years after getting drunk, blowing through a stop sign and triggering a wreck that left her passenger critically injured, a former Idaho resident has filed a $1.5 million claim against Washington's Pend Oreille County for not detaining her before she caused the crash. In her claim, Ashlen Lee says that on June 12, 2002, a county sheriff's deputy stopped her truck around 3:30 a.m. and could see that she had been drinking. But after quizzing her, the deputy let the 17-year-old drive away. The officer said he'd give them a warning," said Lee's attorney, W. Russell Van...
  • Terror 'Is The Price We Paid For Going To War' (UK)

    07/17/2005 7:36:07 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 644+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-18-2005 | Andrew Sparrow/Anton La Guardia
    Terror 'is the price we paid for going to war' By Andrew Sparrow and Anton La Guardia (Filed: 18/07/2005) Tony Blair's support for the war in Iraq has "proved costly" in increasing the terrorist threat to Britain, a leading think-tank says today. Shoulder to shoulder: the UK's links to the US are problematic A report from the Royal Institute for International Affairs says that the invasion gave a lift to al-Qa'eda's recruitment and that as a result there were "particular difficulties for the UK". The findings are embarrassing for the Prime Minister because he has fought hard - and until...
  • Icon, Yogi, still, going, strong, at, 80

    05/12/2005 4:06:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,018+ views
    Yogi Berra.com ^ | May 12, 2005 | Yogi Berra
    Yogi-isms — “I didn’t really say everything I said.” — “You can observe a lot by watching.” — “You mean now?” (In response to being asked what time it was) — “The future ain’t what it used to be.” — “It gets late early out there.” — “Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.” — “So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.” — “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” — “We just agree differently.” (On his clashes with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner when Berra managed the team) — “Thanks. You...
  • Going 'Nuclear': The coming incineration of the judicial filibuster.

    01/24/2005 6:01:50 AM PST · by crushelits · 59 replies · 1,715+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | Monday, January 24, 2005 | REVIEW & OUTLOOK
    It's been a long time coming, but we now have an approximate date for a confrontation in the Senate on judicial nominations. Majority Leader Bill Frist has announced that if Democrats filibuster the nominations he expects to bring to the floor next month, he'll take action. Finally. Perhaps the biggest failure of Mr. Frist's leadership in the last Congress was his inability to corral Republicans and stop the Democrats' unprecedented filibuster of 10 of President Bush's appeals-court nominees. It was the first time in U.S. history that the filibuster had been used against nominees to the appellate bench, as a...
  • Bush Nominee Wants States to Get Medicaid Flexibility (Great Idea !!!!)

    01/19/2005 7:09:18 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 6 replies · 478+ views
    NY Times ^ | 19 January 2005 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 - President Bush's nominee for secretary of health and human services, Michael O. Leavitt, said Tuesday that states could provide health insurance to more people, at no additional cost, if they had "greater flexibility" to reshape the Medicaid program and trim benefits. "We have a substantial obligation to care for the poor," Mr. Leavitt told a Senate committee reviewing his nomination. "We can expand the number of people served with quality basic care by giving states additional flexibility." Mr. Leavitt repeated that view several times, suggesting that it would be a theme as the administration worked with...
  • Going to the 2005 SHOT Show!

    01/03/2005 10:43:39 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 10 replies · 1,508+ views
    www.freepatriot.com ^ | December 31, 2004 | scott
    I have a chance to go the the 2005 SHOT show in Las Vegas, and I'm not missing it. My Buddy Dave is a cop. He's a sniper, among other things, for the Coral Springs (FL) Police Department's SWAT group. Dave has been working for about a year with some cool guys from a group called "Adopt-a-Sniper" http://adoptasniper.orgFrom the Adopt a Sniper website: "Snipersonline UA and Sniper's Paradise have several members and Sniper friends actively engaged in the battle against terrorism. Our friends are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the number of snipers deployed around...
  • KERRY: 'I'm Going to Learn' - First, the blame. Then, the healing

    01/02/2005 3:16:23 PM PST · by crushelits · 73 replies · 1,949+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 - issue | Evan Thomas
    First, the blame. Then, the healing. In a new book, NEWSWEEK talks exclusively with John Kerry about why he lost—and looks at his plans for another run. It was a little after 7 p.m. on election night 2004. The network exit polls showed John Kerry leading George Bush in both Florida and Ohio by three points. Kerry's aides were confident that the Democratic candidate would carry these key swings states; Bush had not broken 48 percent in Kerry's recent tracking polls. The aides were a little hesitant to interrupt Kerry as he was fielding satellite TV interviews in a...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Going Downriver: The Washington Post Takes A Powder

    10/20/2004 12:48:22 PM PDT · by 84rules · 14 replies · 1,589+ views
    Swiftboat Veterans And POWs For Truth ^ | October 20, 2004 | Jeff Carrington
    October 20, 2004 Mr. Leonard Downie, Jr., Executive Editor Mr. Michael Getler, Ombudsman The Washington Post “The story is a legend now, but it really did happen.” So begins page one of The News About The News: American Journalism in Peril, the book co-authored (with Post colleague Robert Kaiser, 2002) by Leonard Downie, Jr., an omnibus review of the condition of American news media. The legend referred to is Watergate. Mr. Downie reminisces about the unfolding of the Watergate saga—he had a ringside seat as the direct supervisor of Woodward and Bernstein at the time--and the Post’s role in driving...
  • After Long Year, Bryant Case Goes to Trial

    08/28/2004 11:27:49 AM PDT · by Hawk44 · 3 replies · 310+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/28/2004 | Jon Sarche
    EAGLE, Colo. - This week, as attorneys work to empanel a jury in Kobe Bryant's rape trial, virtually every point of fact in the brief interlude 14 months ago between him and the young woman accusing him remains in dispute. Questions that pretrial hearings have hinted at are about to bubble over in public: Who is telling the truth — the 20-year-old woman who says the six-time NBA All-Star forced himself upon her, or the 26-year-old player who led the Los Angeles Lakers (news) in scoring during a season in which his every move was dissected? Did Bryant's actions make...
  • Kerry: GOP 'turned the corner' going wrong way (Edwards: newborns out pace jobs)

    08/07/2004 8:20:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 987+ views
    Daily News ^ | 8/06/04 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    Kerry: GOP 'turned the corner' going wrong way By Katharine Q. Seelye The New York Times WASHINGTON -- All week long, President George W. Bush traveled the country, cheerfully telling audiences that "we've turned the corner" on the economy. But on Friday, in the face of the government's paltry new numbers on job growth, the president's new slogan suddenly sounded premature at best. By now, Republicans had hoped that the early indications this year that the economy was indeed turning the corner would have allowed them to neutralize, or even turn to their advantage, the issue that John Kerry had...
  • I Apologize

    07/29/2004 7:41:35 PM PDT · by sirwarlok069 · 48 replies · 1,782+ views
    July 29, 2004 | sirwarlok069
    To All: First of all I posted something that appeared to be in favor of our President. As far as the validity of the story, well that has to be approved or disproved. I didn’t think that by posting this story would generate such negative feelings against me. As far as the one who called me a coward I beg the differ with you My posting some of my reply’s was not to hide my comments but to reply directly to the individual without getting everyone else involved that shared other than negative opinions .I did not deserve all the...
  • City's going to pot: Convention prep skips holes in Boston neighborhoods

    07/18/2004 9:26:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 412+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/18/04 | Elisabeth J. Beardsley
    City's going to pot: Convention prep skips holes in neighborhoods By Elisabeth J. Beardsley Sunday, July 18, 2004 The pothole plague has been lifted like a miracle from the areas around the Democratic National Convention site, but outlying neighborhoods are complaining that Boston's DNC beautification is passing them by. With indignation growing over the haves and have-nots of a sudden spurt of street repairs, more than 1,200 Boston residents have signed petitions in the last two months, demanding the release of pent-up roadwork money. The petitions have been flying off their stack on the front counter at Jamaica Plain's Classic...
  • (Michael) Jackson Won't Be Going To Britain

    12/22/2003 9:16:56 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 157+ views
    IOL ^ | 12-22-2003
    Jackson won't be going to Britain December 22 2003 at 01:30PM London - Michael Jackson has pulled out of a planned Christmas tour of Britain to promote his new CD Number Ones, the Sun reported on Monday, saying fears of protests linked to child abuse charges against the singer in the United States were behind the decision. Number Ones is reported to be selling better in Britain than in the US, and there had been reports in recent days that a visit from Jackson, 45, was imminent. News of the "sneak in, sneak out" trip prompted some members of parliament...
  • Hamas issues SOS to the Arab world (Freakin' Crybabies!)

    09/10/2003 9:07:19 AM PDT · by Alouette · 37 replies · 297+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | Sept. 10, 2003 | Arnon Regular
    In an unusual step, Hamas yesterday issued a call for help to the Arab world, citing Israel's assassination attempt on Sheikh Ahmed Yassin's life and the European Union's inclusion of Hamas on its list of terror groups as the reasons. The organization asked for assistance in its struggle against pressure exerted by Israel and by the West at large, as exemplified by the European Union's recent decision to place Hamas' political wing on its list of terror organizations. A Hamas circular distributed in the Gaza Strip and on the Internet declared that, "in light of the continuing acts of massacre...
  • Going On Holiday 'Lowers Your IQ'

    07/25/2003 4:11:19 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 226+ views
    Ananova ^ | 7-25-2003
    Going on holiday 'lowers your IQ' A scientist claims going on holiday makes you stupid. Siegfried Lehrl, of the University of Erlangen and Nuremberg in Germany, says sunbathing and relaxation lowers your IQ. He told Berliner Kurier: "Fourteen days of complete rest can be enough to bring your IQ down by 20 points." Mr Lehrl agrees people who work hard all year need some time to relax. But he says they should avoid getting bored while on holiday, since boredom affects intelligence. He told the newspaper paper: "Boredom is a warning signal when we feel a lack of mental challenge."...
  • 'We Want To Know What Is Going On', Say Frontline Troops

    03/12/2003 7:38:12 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 350+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-13-2003 | Andrew Buncombe
    'We want to know what is going on,' say frontline troops By Andrew Buncombe in Camp Coyote, Kuwait 13 March 2003 Out in the desert, the lads from the 7th Armoured Brigade had been listening to the radio and the comments they heard from Donald Rumsfeld, the American Defence Secretary, did not impress them. "I was a bit pissed off really," said Richard Ashley, 18, a crew member on a four-man Challenger II tank. "We want to know what is going on. It does make you angry." Mr Rumsfeld said on Tuesday that America had plans to invade Iraq without...
  • Postal rates expected to stay stable for 4 years

    11/06/2002 1:35:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 214+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/6/02 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Pen pals, rejoice! Postal rates are likely to remain the same for another four years, thanks to money freed up from a retirement fund that the Postal Service had been overpaying.</p> <p>Rates for postage last went up in June, and postal officials said they didn't expect another increase until 2004. But they stretched their estimate Tuesday after announcing details from a new financial review.</p>
  • I'll GO

    10/10/2002 4:28:40 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 94 replies · 592+ views
    fp
    Just get me in there...I know the short future...my friends.