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  • Discharge pending for combat pilot who tried to halt lesbian officers’ make-out session

    11/13/2014 7:12:51 AM PST · by massmike · 34 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/13/2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Army is moving to discharge a decorated combat pilot who intervened to stop two lesbian officers from showing excessive affection on the dance floor at an official ball at Fort Drum, N.Y. Lt. Col. Christopher Downey ended up being convicted administratively of assaulting a soldier trying to film the kissing and grabbing. Col. Downey’s lawyer, Richard Thompson, says his client merely pushed down the camera to prevent photos that could end up on social media. Mr. Thompson said Col. Downey’s commanding officer also convicted him of violating the regulation that ended the ban on gays openly serving in the...
  • Vice President Biden loves to skinny dip, says tell-all book [HORRIFIC MENTAL IMAGES]

    08/01/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1 Aug 14 | Celeste Katz
    It's the Joe Biden you didn’t know — and might not want to see. Secret Service agents dread being assigned to protect the vice president, in part because Biden’s a big fan of skinny dipping, according to a new tell-all book. In “The First Family Detail,” author Ronald Kessler quotes unnamed Secret Service agents dishing about the supposedly “hidden lives” of Presidents and the other important people they protect.
  • Cuban spy calls for prisoner swap, like with Taliban

    06/03/2014 8:30:48 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    Havana (AFP) - A former Cuban spy urged Washington Monday to swap three detained agents for the freedom of American Alan Gross, citing the deal that saw a US soldier released over the weekend. Gross, 65, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Cuba in 2011 after being convicted of "acts against the independence or territorial integrity of the state" for allegedly distributing communications equipment as a USAID contractor.
  • McDonald’s Begins Efforts to Debunk Pink Slime Myth

    02/24/2014 2:57:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    WTVR ^ | Alix Bryan
    Ever wonder what exactly is in a chicken McNugget? Mcdonald’s of Canada is inviting folks on a video tour that shows the making of a McNugget , trying to debunk the rumor of “pink goo.” Jeanne Moos, CNN, reports the fast food giant isn’t chicken when it comes to taking on a misleading photo: considered the pink elephant in the room. “What are legitimately in McNuggets. Is there pink goop?” This pink goop — a photograph that has snaked around the internet with the caption, “can you guess what McDonald’s food item this is.” It’s said to be the entire...
  • Jesse Jackson Ends Cuba Trip Without Meeting With Alan Gross

    10/01/2013 3:44:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/01/13
    HAVANA (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson ended a four-day visit to Cuba on Monday without getting to visit a U.S. government development subcontractor who is serving a 15-year sentence in the Caribbean nation. The civil rights activist said he had requested access to Alan Gross of Maryland, but island authorities told him it couldn’t be arranged in time. “I certainly inquired about him. No American can come here in good conscience and not ask about him,” Jackson said. “I would hope we would maintain our vigil in trying to gain his release.”
  • Obama's Crony Capitalism (PIMCO Management Now in Bed with the White House)

    01/08/2013 7:13:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ira Stoll
    On the Friday before Christmas, President Obama announced that he was appointing Mohamed A. El-Erian, the CEO of Pacific Investment Management Company, as the chairman of his Global Development Council. The announcement didn’t get much attention, but it should. It exemplifies what’s wrong with Obama’s approach to economic policy, which amounts to: insult rich people as “fat cats,” raise their taxes, and then choose a favored few of them for special access. If you’re not familiar with El-Erian, you must not be watching CNBC or attending the World Economic Forum at Davos. The son of an Egyptian ambassador to France...
  • Jason Collins to march in Boston gay pride parade [Sodomy Celebrated Far & Wide]

    04/30/2013 3:12:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/30/13
    ... the White House -- President Obama called him -- along with former President Clinton, the NBA, current and former teammates, a sponsor, and athletes in other sports. On Monday evening, hours after his story appeared on the web, Collins wrote on Twitter, "All the support I have received today is truly inspirational. I knew that I was choosing the road less traveled but I'm not walking it alone." ... In Monday's story, Collins writes that the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15 "reinforced the notion that I shouldn't wait for the circumstances of my coming out to be perfect....
  • Ugliest Tattoos - face tats (you will be amazed at the freak show)

    02/10/2013 3:05:24 PM PST · by doug from upland · 136 replies
    Unbelievable is all I can say. Great example:
  • Kal Penn is to Barack Obama what Marilyn Monroe was to John F. Kennedy

    09/06/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 9/5/2012 | Kevin DuJan
    ....Some day, twenty years or so form now, you’re going to just accept as similar fact that actor Kal Penn and President Obama had a romantic relationship that began on the 2008 campaign trail and continued when Obama asked Penn to move to Washington so they could be close to one another and the two could have sex more frequently. Future biographies of President Obama must contain entire chapters devoted to how Penn’s presence in the White House affected and strained Obama’s relationship with longtime “body man” Reggie Love, who friends and acquaintances since his days playing basketball at Duke...
  • 2012 Republican Convention: Protesters Dressed As Vaginas Greet Delegates (Video)

    08/27/2012 1:17:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 142 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 10:48 AM PDT 8/27/2012 | Paul Bond
    TAMPA -- Giant, walking vaginas have descended upon the Republican National convention. Several demonstrators from Code Pink, a feminist group, wore frilly pink costumes while others adorned with cardboard cutouts resembling the sexual organ were milling about on Sunday looking for Republicans. PHOTOS: The 20 Biggest Political Players In Hollywood A Florida website called Shark-Tank.net captured video of some of them during their preparation (video below). The protesters carried signs saying such things as: “Read my lips. Leave my vagina alone,” and argued that pro-life Republicans are waging a war against women. But with the official proceedings, along with two...
  • Why aren't 'Booty Pop' boy's parents in jail?

    07/22/2012 5:15:11 PM PDT · by redreno · 24 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published July 11, 2012 | By Dr. Keith Ablow
    Carla and K Roundtree, parents of a 6-year-old rapper and Tyler Council, producer of the boy's “Booty Pop” music video should be legally charged with child sexual abuse, convicted and made to register as sexual offenders. The parental rights of his parents should be suspended, pending an investigation by child protective services. Why?
  • The Ripped, Bikini-Clad Reverend

    04/22/2012 9:30:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/20/12 | The Rev. Dr. Amy Richter
    I stood by the mailbox holding a package that weighed about as much as an apple. Inside, I knew, there was a bikini. I was almost afraid to open it. How could something so small hold such a big risk? As an Episcopal priest, I am usually more interested in what is going on inside a person than in what shows on the outside. Most days, if I have official duties, I put on my black clergy shirt, my white collar and a suit that looks decent and head out looking like a priest. Now here I stood with my...
  • Yes, Obama Eating Dogmeat Matters

    04/21/2012 3:19:31 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 89 replies
    My Brain | 4/21/12 | Alan Levy
    "And away from the dinner table I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher) and roasted grasshopper (crunchy)...."---Bark Hussein Obama, writing in Dreams From My Father(No typo.) *********************************** Yes, it matters. Yes, it matters a great deal. This little quote speaks volumes. It shows just how foreign Obama truly is. It shows how foreign his upbringing was. Not only that, it also shows how much the Arrogant and Lazy Mainstream Media sucks at its job. Now, before we get started, yes, I know that former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers may have ghost written Chairman Obama's books. However, that...
  • 728-Pound Susanne Eman Wants To Be The World’s Fattest Woman [VIDEO]

    03/25/2012 11:38:37 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 139 replies · 16+ views
    wcrz ^ | 3-2012
    (VIDEO AT LINK) I guess it’s great to have goals, but this one could be fatal. Mother of two Susanne Eman is on a mission to be the fattest woman in the world, and she is well on her way at 728lbs. Susan is only at the half way mark of her 1600lb goal. Meet Susanne and get the rest of the story after the jump. Susanne Eman, 32, runs her own blog on the way to 1600+pounds where she describes herself as “your average gal next door who just happens to have a body to match the size of...
  • Dem presses USDA to ban 'pink slime' in school lunches (Where else would it go?)

    03/14/2012 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/14/12 | Mike Lillis
    Dem presses USDA to ban 'pink slime' in school lunchesBy Mike Lillis - 03/14/12 06:00 PM ET A Maine Democrat is pressing the Obama administration to ban "pink slime" in school cafeterias. Rep. Chellie Pingree said the product – a blend of beef scraps treated with ammonia and used as a ground-beef filler – is "gross" and unfit for consumption by schoolchildren. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Pingree is urging the agency to abandon its plan to continue buying hamburgers and other meats containing the product—historically used in animal feeds—for the nation's schools. "It is wrong to...
  • About That Seminal Event In Dan Gross' Life (Brady)

    02/08/2012 7:26:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 7 February, 2012 | John Richardson
    Dan Gross, the newly hired president of the Brady Campaign, counts the shooting of his brother Matt in 1997 at the Empire State Building as a seminal event in in his life. He may not call it that but he left a high paying partnership at JWT (formerly known as J. Walter Thompson Advertising) to start what eventually became the Center to Prevent Youth Violence. From his bio at the Brady Campaign: Dan founded CPYV after his brother was severely wounded in a shooting at the Empire State Building in February 1997. Prior to co-founding and directing the Center to...
  • SC: Romney Gives Unemployed Woman Cash on Ropeline [WHAT?]

    01/14/2012 7:27:04 PM PST · by upchuck · 24 replies
    abc News ^ | January 14, 2012 | Emily Friedman
    Amid shaking hands and signing campaign posters, Mitt Romney did something he has never done before on the ropeline: He took out his wallet and handed a wad of cash to a woman waiting to shake his hand. [snip] According to Williams, she followed the campaign bus to the Columbia airport on Wednesday, the same day Romney was arriving from New Hampshire. When Romney wasn’t on the bus, aides told her to go to the rally scheduled in Columbia later that day. When she showed up, Romney found her to say hello and pulled over South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley...
  • Pakistani woman suspected of killing, cooking husband (Video)

    11/25/2011 4:18:15 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/25/11 | Reza Sayah
    Islamabad (CNN) -- A Pakistani woman is being held on suspicion of killing her husband, cutting him up and trying to cook the pieces, Karachi police said Friday. Zainab Bibi, 32, was arrested in connection with the murder Tuesday of her husband Ahmad Abbas, police said. Her 22-year-old nephew, Zaheer Ahmed, is accused of helping Bibi stab Abbas to death and carve his body into small pieces. Police said she wanted to cook her husband's body parts so she could dispose of them without being caught. Neighbors raised the alert when they detected a foul odor in the neighborhood, police...
  • Ted Haggard to Swap Wives With Gary Busey?

    09/23/2011 4:22:48 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies · 1+ views
    AolTV ^ | September 21, 2011 | Chris Harnick,
    ABC's 'Celebrity Wife Swap' has reportedly lined up two participants: Gary Busey and former New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard. Yep, you read those names right. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Haggard and Busey will swap partners ... without the sex of course. The Gazette reports the show will shoot at the GLBT Pride Center in Colorado Springs on Thurs., Sept. 22. Each episode of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' follows two couples as they switch wives for two weeks. For the first week the new wives must live by the manual left by host family. The second week, the new...
  • Richardson to leave Cuba bitter, with no prisoner

    09/13/2011 3:07:09 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 38 replies
    Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Tuesday that he would leave Cuba after exhausting all possible avenues to try to win the release of a jailed U.S. government subcontractor, adding that he was treated so poorly he doubted he could ever come back to the island as a friend.
  • After a two-year rebound, recession risks rise (fears of a double dip no longer a fringe view)

    08/20/2011 7:19:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/20/2011 | Tom Petruno
    The U.S. economy has officially been out of recession for two years, but fear of falling back into the abyss has dogged the recovery every step of the way. Now, the prospect of recession no longer is a fringe view. "Recession is not inevitable, but I think there's better than a 50-50 chance now," said Bill Gross, the respected investment chief at bond fund giant Pimco in Newport Beach. Stock markets worldwide have been ringing warning bells since late July, as share prices have plunged in the steepest pullback since the 2008 financial-system crash. The Dow Jones index sank nearly...
  • Man arrested for popping zits at burger joint, police say

    08/11/2011 4:10:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 11, 2011 | John P. Wise
    A Florida man was arrested for popping zits on his back at a McDonald's restaurant, according to a report. Owen Lemire Kato of Port Charlotte stood in front of one of the entrances and repulsed customers by squeezing the pimples for more than 10 minutes, the police report cited by news-press.com said. Kato, 23, gave a fake name to an off-duty officer who tried to intervene, then gave his real name before bolting out of the restaurant, news-press.com reported. Another officer in the area heard the call go out, spotted Kato and tackled him after a brief chase on foot,...
  • And then there's THIS: Police Nab Alleged Zit-Popper Grossing Out Fast-Food Customers

    08/10/2011 11:20:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 53 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | August 10, 2011
    CAPE CORAL, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Definitely not lovin’ it. A man accused of disgusting McDonald’s patrons by popping his pimples was under arrest after customer complaints led to a brief chase by officers. It started Monday when customers of the McDonald’s located at 2404 Santa Barbara Blvd. alerted authorities to a man standing outside the restaurant for about 10 minutes squeezing away at the acne on his back. Events that followed with police ended in a brief chase and the arrest of the man, who allegedly gave a false name when confronted about the
  • Gross US Debt Surges By $240 Billion Overnight, US Debt To GDP Hits Post World War II High 97.2%

    08/03/2011 3:39:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/3/11 | Tyler Durden
    Two things happened when the Senate voted in the "Bipartisan" plan into law yesterday: i) deferred debt on the Treasury's balance sheet finally caught up with reality, and ii) as a result of i) America's Debt/GDP just hit a post World War 2 High of 97.2%. Becasue as the Daily Treasury Statement as of last night indicates, total US marketable debt surged by $124.6 billion, while debt in intragovernmental holdings (Social Security, Government Retirement Accounts, etc), soared by $113.6 billion, for a combined one day change of $238.2 billion, the single biggest one day increase of US debt in history....
  • History made as nipple is found on foot

    07/18/2011 9:21:23 AM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 48 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/18/2011 | The Sun
    Startled researchers believe the 22-year-old's case is the first of its kind. Between one to five per cent of the population are believed to suffer from the condition, which is clinically referred to as supernumerary breast tissue. Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3701059/History-made-as-nipple-is-found-on-foot.html#ixzz1STQHCpPr
  • 35 lb. bag of vomit left in Pa. Bed, Bath, & Beyond parking lot.

    06/27/2011 10:43:53 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 64 replies
    Channel 2 news ^ | 6-22-11 | STAFF
    An employee of Bed, Bath & Beyond in St. Davids Square shopping center reported to Radnor Township Police on June 5 a package containing human vomit was left in the parking lot there. He estimated that about 35 pounds of vomit was in the package discovered June 5 and stated that a similar package was left in the same spot the week before. According to the employee, the package was concealed in a white kitchen trash bag and placed about 10 parking rows from the store behind a tree. Radnor Police redacted information that describes what the hidden package was...
  • US Is in Even Worse Shape Financially Than Greece: Gross

    06/13/2011 8:32:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | 13 Jun 2011 | Jeff Cox
    When adding in all of the money owed to cover future liabilities in entitlement programs the US is actually in worse financial shape than Greece and other debt-laden European countries... Much of the public focus is on the nation's public debt, which is $14.3 trillion. But that doesn't include money guaranteed for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security... The government also is on the hook for other debts such as the programs related to the bailout of the financial system following the crisis of 2008 and 2009, government figures show. Taken together, Gross puts the total at "nearly $100 trillion
  • Bachmann: Obama's comments a 'gross error'

    05/20/2011 12:01:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 5/20/11 | Russ Jones and Chris Woodward
    GOP lawmaker and Tea Party Caucus founder Michele Bachmann says President Obama has defined his Middle East policy: "blame Israel first." Supporters of Israel are expressing outrage over President Barack Obama's call yesterday that Israel give back territory it gained when attacked by Arabs in the 1967 war. Obama's demand came as he prepares to meet today (Friday) with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington. Obama urged that a Palestinian state be based on 1967 borders -- before the Six Day War in which Israel governed East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza. The president also pressed Israel to...
  • PIMCO Officially Goes SHORT The US Treasury Market

    04/11/2011 8:52:38 AM PDT · by taildragger · 16 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 04/11/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Last month bond giant PIMCO officially abandoned Treasuries completely.
  • Morbidly Obese Man Dies After Two Years in the Same Chair

    03/30/2011 8:18:52 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 88 replies
    abcnews ^ | 3-2011
    Morbidly Obese Man Dies After Two Years in the Same Chair Ohio Man Reported Stuck to Chair With His Own Waste; Later Died at Hospital A morbidly obese man has died after being stuck in a chair at home that he had been unable to leave for two years, ABC affiliate WRTF reported and ABC News has confirmed. Watch: Tilikum's Big Comeback at Sea World The Bellaire, Ohio man, who has not been publicly identified, was a patient at Wheeling Hospital in West Virginia, ABC Affiliate WTRF reported. On Sunday, the 43-year-old man's two roommates discovered him unconscious. They called...
  • Should We Be Alarmed That The Biggest Bond Fund In The World Has Dumped U.S. Treasury Bonds?

    03/09/2011 6:54:29 PM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    Should We Be Alarmed That The Biggest Bond Fund In The World Has Dumped All Of Their U.S. Treasury Bonds?March, 9, 2011 Bill Gross, the manager of the biggest bond fund in the world, has forgotten more about bonds than most of us will ever learn. That is why the big move that PIMCO has just made is so unsettling. At one time PIMCO held more U.S. government debt than any other bond fund on the globe, but now news has come out that they have gotten rid of all their U.S. government-related securities. So should we be alarmed? For...
  • "No Way Out" of Debt Trap, Gross Says: U.S. Living Standards Doomed to Fall

    03/09/2011 7:41:22 AM PST · by EBH · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo/Finance ^ | 3/9/11 | Stacy Curtin
    If the country cannot come to grips and cut back on entitlement programs, U.S. debt will continue to grow and governments around the world will loose faith in the U.S. dollar. Foreign goods would become more expensive, says Gross, while our standard of living would drop. Under the second option, if entitlement programs are cut, many Americans would naturally have to learn to live on less and take a hit to their standard of living. “There is really no way out of this trap and this conundrum at this point,” says Gross. From an investment perspective his advice is to...
  • “No Way Out” of Debt Trap, Gross Says: U.S. Living Standards Doomed to Fall

    03/08/2011 8:18:37 AM PST · by Michel12 · 50 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | March 8 2011 | Stacy Curtin
    Debt, debt and more mounting debt is plaguing countries around the globe. In this U.S., states across the country face a collective $125 billion shortfall for fiscal 2012, while Congress is facing a budget gap nearly 10 times that size. PIMCO founder and co-CIO Bill Gross has previously said that if the United States were a corporation, no one in their right mind would lend us money. For the last decade, we’ve been “relying on the kindness of strangers” to help cover our debts, he tells Aaron in the accompanying clip. By “strangers” he is referring to our foreign counterparts,...
  • How Far Would You Go To Get Your Friends To Come To Church?

    01/26/2011 8:29:36 AM PST · by MintyHippo1980 · 18 replies
    The Bloviating Hammerhead Blog ^ | 01/26/10 | Jim Bennett
    I found this shocking video on Youtube, censored out the cursing, and reposted it. She did this awful task to get two boys to come to church for four Sundays. It makes me ask myself, "How far am I willing to go to get my friends to come to church?" Note: There are a lot of copies of this video floating around. I censored mine, but if you watch it from other sources, be forewarned: There is a lot of cursing. - Jim Bennett http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyKjHOqCYK4
  • White House Says It Wasn't Responsible for Picking Rowdy Basketball Arena for Arizona Memorial..

    01/13/2011 4:41:10 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 107 replies
    White House Says It Wasn't Responsible for Picking Rowdy Basketball Arena for Arizona Memorial Service Thursday, January 13, 2011 By Fred Lucas Washington (CNSNews.com) – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that the White Houes was not responsible for choosing a basketball arena, as opposed to a church or a smaller auditorium that might be more conducive to a solemn event, for Wednesday's night's memorial service in Tucson, Ariz. The McKale Memorial Center, an athletics facility at the University of Arizona, was packed with a reported 14,000 people, who repeatedly broke out in cheers and screams of a...
  • Fed Opens Books, Revealing European Megabanks Were Biggest Beneficiaries (Details you should see)

    12/02/2010 9:30:51 AM PST · by FromLori · 49 replies
    Huffingtonpost.com ^ | 12/1/2010 | Marcus Baram
    NEW YORK -- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday reluctantly opened the books on its monumental campaign to save the financial system in the midst of the recent crisis, revealing how it distributed some $3.3 trillion in relief. The data revealed that the Fed's aid was scattered much more widely than previously understood. Two European megabanks -- Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse -- were the largest beneficiaries of the Fed's purchase of mortgage-backed securities. The Fed's dollars also flowed to major American companies that are not financial players, including McDonald's and Harley-Davidson, through unsecured short-term loans. The measure, initiated in Jan....
  • Gross: Spending to Maintain Consumption a Waste (“...flushing money down an economic toilet.” )

    07/29/2010 5:40:06 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 3 replies
    the invisible source ^ | 07/28/10 | %^&*NMhjyu
    excerpt: “I will go so far as to say that not only growth but capitalism itself may be in part dependent on a growing population,” Gross wrote. “Production depends upon people, not only in the actual process, but because of the final demand that justifies its existence.” read on.
  • Gross: Mayfly Cloud So Huge It's Caught On Radar

    06/04/2010 2:56:00 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 1,819+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | Gregory White
    Gross: Mayfly Cloud So Huge It's Caught On Radar Gregory White Jun. 4, 2010, 5:48 PM Right now, a massive cloud of hatching mayflies are hanging over the La Crosse region of Wisconsin. You can see it in bright pink, purple, and white on the map. From NOAA: And here's what they look like, from Wikipedia:[snip]
  • American cage fighter 'rips out still-beating heart of training partner after fearing he was possess

    05/30/2010 6:23:46 PM PDT · by devane617 · 70 replies · 2,839+ views
    daily mail ^ | 05/30/2010
    A U.S. cage fighter ripped out the heart of his training partner while he was still alive after becoming convinced he was possessed by the devil, it was alleged today. Jarrod Wyatt also cut out Taylor Powell's tongue and ripped off most of his face in a brutal assault that police said looked like a scene from a horror film, officers said. They claim they found the 26-year-old standing naked over his friend's body with parts, including an eyeball, strewn around the blood splattered room in Klamath, California.
  • Rachel Maddow says she’s “vibrating off” her seat… (video)

    05/19/2010 6:02:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 42 replies · 2,190+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | 05/19/10 | kevin kristy
    Rachel Maddow joins "Tingles" Matthews...
  • VANITY: I HATE Brusells Sprouts

    04/10/2010 5:57:19 PM PDT · by Allegra · 408 replies · 3,857+ views
    Frozen Food or Produce Section | Yours Truly
    They're just all slimy and gross. I like most other veggies, but Brussells sprouts are disgusting.
  • Cuba and the United States : Honeymoon cancelled

    03/13/2010 12:39:11 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies · 578+ views
    The Economist ^ | Mar 4th 2010
    A familiar mistrust descends. hopes that Mr Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raúl Castro, would end a 50-year freeze in relations between their countries have proved wildly premature. Mr Obama began with some gestures. The latest round of talks took place in late February. They were overshadowed by familiar rows. The American officials demanded the release of Alan Gross, who was working under contract to USAID and was arrested in Havana in December. His family says he was helping Jewish groups in Cuba ... Four days after the talks Orlando Zapata, an imprisoned dissident, died in custody in a Havana...
  • A Scary New Smoking Trend

    01/22/2010 6:12:31 PM PST · by Drango · 68 replies · 1,860+ views
    cosmopolitan ^ | Esther Crain
    More and more young adults describe themselves as “part-time” puffers. But who are they kidding? It’s still a gross, dangerous habit, as we explain below. Considering all the solid evidence about how smoking seriously messes up your health, it's hard to believe that some people still light up. But they do — except these days, they smoke with one caveat. Instead of chain-smoking or indulging a pack-a-day habit, increasing numbers of young smokers say they only puff on a part-time basis, say fewer than six cigarettes daily. So why do they do it at all? Some of these part-timers are...
  • Tiger's Mistress (Rachel Uchitel) -- I Lied For Him

    12/02/2009 10:51:56 PM PST · by Justaham · 81 replies · 4,738+ views
    TMZ ^ | 12-2-09
    Tiger Woods' alleged mistress claims she was lying when she said she did not have an affair with Tiger Woods ... and sources tell TMZ the fight at Tiger's home the morning of the crash was triggered by a series of text messages between Tiger and the woman. Rachel Uchitel has publicly denied she had sexual relations with Tiger Woods, but we've learned she has said she did indeed have an affair with the golfer. And, we're told it was her -- not Jaimee Grubbs -- who caused an argument between Tiger and his wife, Elin Nordegren, that immediately preceded...
  • Placenta Teddy Bears, Meals Stir Debate, Revulsion

    After the baby is born and the cooing in the delivery room begins, parents may do a variety of things with the placenta -- maybe take a picture, poke it a bit, or just divert their eyes and let the nurse take it away. A teddy bear made of human placenta has set off an international storm of disgust and support for the idea of making afterbirth into a keepsake. (Courtesy Alex Green)Whatever parents do, it probably wouldn't match London-based designer Alex Green's idea of turning the baby's placenta into a teddy bear. "It just looks like a brown leather...
  • Pimco's Gross calls top of rally in risky assets(Almost all assets appear overvalued)

    10/27/2009 10:40:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 861+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 10/27/09 | Alistair Barr
    Pimco's Gross calls top of rally in risky assets Almost all assets appear overvalued, bond investment giant warns By Alistair Barr, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Bill Gross, managing director at fixed-income giant Pimco, called the top of the recent rally in stocks and other risky assets on Tuesday. "The six-month rally in risk assets -- while still continuously supported by Fed and Treasury policymakers -- is likely at its pinnacle," Gross wrote in his monthly market commentary. The U.S. economy and most other developed economies became too reliant on rising asset prices, rather than the production of goods and...
  • Martin Gross - CBN.com (YouTube video of CBN appearance)

    10/19/2009 3:14:10 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 475+ views
    Christian Broadcaseting Network ^ | 19 October 2009 | Martin Gross interview with Pat Robertson
    Discussion of Martin Gross' book, "National Suicide: How Washington Is Destroying the American Dream from A to Z." Mr. Gross discusses 'the alarming number of government programs that waste taxpayer dollars.'
  • Pastor Blames Tornado On Church's Vote On Gays

    08/21/2009 1:04:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 1,538+ views
    Much of the damage may be gone but there's a lot of blame left behind after a tornado touchdown in downtown Minneapolis. The storm struck the cross at Central Lutheran Church. Crews spent Thursday removing it from the steeple. Some bloggers say what happened to the church is a reaction from God to what's going on across the street. John Piper the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, wrote in a blog: "the tornado in Minneapolis was a gentle but firm warning to the ELCA and all of us: Turn from the approval of sin." Nearly 2,000 Lutherans from...
  • Gay rights activists call for nationwide kissing demonstration

    07/25/2009 4:23:11 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 23 replies · 789+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 07/25/2009 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY — Gay rights activists are organizing a nationwide string of kissing demonstrations in response to the treatment of gay couples in Utah and Texas who tangled with security guards or police after kissing in public. The Great Nationwide Kiss-In is scheduled for Aug. 15. Events are planned for at least seven cities, including Boston, New York, Houston, Portland, Ore., and three California cities — Irvine, San Diego and San Francisco. A Web page and Facebook page promoting the demonstrations says more events are in the works. A pair of bloggers, David Badash, of New York, and David...
  • Texans sign Q Rex Grossman

    06/12/2009 2:37:18 PM PDT · by Dysart · 17 replies · 417+ views
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | 6-12-09
    HOUSTON (AP)—The Houston Texans have signed quarterback Rex Grossman. Grossman, an unrestricted free agent, led the Chicago Bears to the NFC championship in 2006, when he threw for 3,193 yards and 23 touchdowns. The 28-year-old will compete with Alex Brink(notes) to be Houston’s third quarterback behind starter Matt Schaub(notes) and Dan Orlovsky(notes), who spent last season in Detroit.