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  • Hillary Throws Hand Symbol During Raucous Rally with Elizabeth Warren

    06/27/2016 12:42:08 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 159 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threw up a hand symbol after Sen. Elizabeth Warren chanted her name to rally Democratic voters in Ohio today. “Here’s what it boils down to,” Warren said. “Hillary has brains, she has guts, she has thick skin and steady hands, but most of all, she has a good heart and that’s what America needs, and that’s why I’m with her. Clinton stood behind a teleprompter and applauded Warren’s speech while smiling and nodding in approval. As the crowd cheered, Warren shouted, “Are you with her? Are you with her?” before punching the sky and...
  • Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science

    03/21/2016 9:30:20 AM PDT · by fishtank · 118 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Mar. 21, 2016 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * A recent scientific paper, published in the high-profile journal PLOS ONE, made three separate references to the amazing design of the human hand…and rightly attributed them to the Creator.1 Evolutionists cried foul and raised such an uproar that the journal retracted the paper. Evolutionary scientists often claim they are objective in their work as researchers and educators. They also claim that creationist research isn't valid because creationists don't publish in secular journals. Nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that evolutionists are seldom objective...
  • Man arrested for hacking off woman's hand before stabbing her to death in unprovoked attack

    01/25/2016 3:36:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/16 | Kiri Blakeley
    'It was like something out of The Shining': Man arrested for hacking off woman's hand before stabbing her to death in unprovoked attack in Bronx hallway A woman was hacked to death by a man with a machete while standing in the hallway of her own building in an unprovoked attacked, say police. The woman, identified by the New York Daily News as Carmen Torres-Gonzalez, 59, was reportedly standing in the hallway of the Mott Haven Houses in the Bronx, chatting with her mother's home care health aide on Sunday afternoon, when she was attacked by a 'psychopath,' say police....
  • Pakistan Arrests Imam After Boy Cuts Hand Off in Blasphemy Error

    01/18/2016 8:40:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 17, 2016
    SNIP Shabbir ​Ahmed was delivering a sermon at a village in the east of Punjab province when he asked the gathering if anyone did not love the Prophet Mohammad. Mishearing the question, the 15-year old boy raised his hand. Ahmed quickly singled him out and called him a "blasphemer" in front of the congregation, Nosher Ali, the head of the local police station, told Reuters on Sunday. After returning home, the boy cut his hand off, an act welcomed by the boy's father who told police he was proud of his son and did not want the cleric arrested. SNIP
  • Jeb Bush super-PAC blames shadow for oddly dark hand on mailer

    08/23/2015 7:26:54 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | August 23, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Mystery solved! Thousands of Iowans checking their mailboxes late last week were greeted by a photo of a smiling Jeb Bush on the back of a flier touting the former Florida governor and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful’s conservative bona fides. *snip* Online observers quickly pointed out that Bush’s left hand appeared to be black.
  • Reference manual on scientific evidence versus NO SAFE LEVEL CLAIM BY THE Surgeon General

    05/02/2015 2:27:29 AM PDT · by harleyrider1978 · 65 replies
    NYC C.A.S.H. reference manual on scientific evidence for federal courts | Open Information | multiples
    OSHA also took on the passive smoking fraud Reference Manual Scientificn Evidence Third Edition These limits generally are based on assessments of health risk and calculations of concentrations that are associated with what the regulators believe to be negligibly small risks. The calculations are made after first identifying the total dose of a chemical that is safe (poses a negligible risk) and then determining the concentration of that chemical in the medium of concern that should not be exceeded if exposed individuals (typically those at the high end of media contact) are not to incur a dose greater than the...
  • Franklin County couple injured after woman's Glock goes off in purse

    03/08/2015 1:22:30 PM PDT · by csvset · 50 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | March 7, 2015 | Tiffany Stevens
    Franklin County Sheriff’s Office officials say a woman was shot in both legs and her boyfriend shot through his hand after her gun went off in her purse Saturday afternoon. Lt. Phillip Young said the woman’s Glock went off while the couple sat in a vehicle outside a residence in the 1400 block of Virgil H. Goode Highway in Bassett about 3:30 p.m. The man, who was in the driver’s seat, put a drink can in the woman’s purse before putting his hand on her leg . “[The bullet] went through his hand, through one of her legs near the...
  • Faithlessness: The Terrible Price of Communion in the Hand

    01/22/2015 9:57:36 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 15 replies
    The Remnant ^ | 1/21/15 | The Remnant
    Another sacrilegious scandal at a big papal pep really--this time in Manila. Why is the Vicar treated like God, while God is treated like a bag of Doritos? What part does the institutionalized abuse of Communion in the hand play in this ongoing outrage?
  • When is a bird in the hand worth two birds in the bush

    01/21/2015 6:23:59 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 1 replies
    1/21/2015 | MosesKnows
    When is a bird in the hand worth two birds in the bush I think it would depend on how you acquired the bird in the hand. Did you apply yourself and work hard to get the bird in the hand or did the government give it to you after first taking it from your fellow citizens? Ross Perot said it as well as anyone could say it. There is no shortage of good sounding ideas in D.C. The problem is finding a leader who can implement the idea. I have an idea to solve poverty. Everyone earning less than...
  • New Payment Method Scans Veins (in your hand), not Visa

    02/07/2014 1:50:55 PM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    CBN ^ | February 07, 2014 | CBN
    American consumers may soon be able to pay for merchandise by hand - literally. Two friends in New Jersey have come up with PulseWallet, a system that links your credit card information and other payment methods to your palm. The technology scans the patterns of the veins in your palms. You can then use that information to confirm your identity when you pay for something at a checkout or elsewhere by using a biometric payment terminal. "You are your wallet. Secured with a key that only you hold," the company's website said. The devices are set for mass production in...
  • Surprising Human Hand Bone Challenges Evolution (article)

    01/13/2014 6:04:40 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-10-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Surprising Human Hand Bone Challenges Evolution by Brian Thomas, M.S. * A hand bone found in northern Kenya surprised researchers when it surfaced in rock layers assigned a supposed age of about 1.4 million years, making it the oldest dated human bone but still “young” enough to challenge its age assignment. If the secular community is correct in asserting that this discovery outdates the supposed earliest accepted human fossil by almost half a million years, then the find merely illustrates how human anatomy has resisted evolutionary changes for that long.1 Publishing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...
  • Doctors Save Severed Hand By Sewing to Man's Ankle

    12/16/2013 10:14:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | 16 Dec 2013, 7:17 AM PDT | by Jon David Kahn
    After a man lost his right hand in a work place accident in November, doctors in Changsha, Hunan province successfully reattached the limb by grafting it to his ankle for a month. The man, Xiao Wei, said that at the time of the accident he "was just shocked and frozen to the spot, until colleagues unplugged the machine and retrieved my hand and took me to the hospital. I am still young, and I couldn't imagine life without a right hand." Doctors, opted to graft the hand to Wei's ankle to prevent it from dying while they worked on his...
  • Obama Shakes Castro's Hand At Mandela Event

    12/10/2013 1:07:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/13 | Ari Yashar
    At a memorial ceremony held in Johannesburg on Tuesday for late South African leader Nelson Mandela, US President Barack Obama made a surprise move on his way to the podium by greeting Cuban President Raul Castro with a long handshake and smile. Relations between the US and Cuba have been frozen since after Raul's brother Fidel Castro's communist revolution in 1959. The US has maintained sanctions on the communist regime throughout the decades, particularly given Cuba's poor human rights record. The handshake can be seen here: video .....
  • Vietnam HFMD outbreak surges past 100,000, CDC issues travel notice

    11/08/2012 12:22:53 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11-8-2012 | Robert Herriman
    The Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MoH) is reporting a large-scale outbreak, rivaling last year’s numbers. This has prompted federal health officials in the United States to issue recommendations for travelers to the Southeast Asian country, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel notice Nov. 7. According to the MoH, there were approximately 116,418 people in 63 provinces confirmed with hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) from January1 to October 7 2012; 42 people in 15 provinces have died.
  • Human Foot Sent to Tory HQ

    05/29/2012 8:28:57 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 34 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | May 29, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    "A Conservative Party staffer made a horrifying discovery late Tuesday morning, partially opening a package that contained what police say appeared to be a human foot. The overwhelming stench from the package sent a staffer running to call police. "Upon arrival, officers noted that the package possibly had blood stains on it," police said in a statement." --- Update: A seoond package addressed the federal Conservative party H.Q. was intercepted at Canada Post. It has been confirmed that the second package contained a human hand.
  • What exactly is 'Hand Shredded A$$ Meat'? A new dictionary for Chinese restaurants may tell you

    04/21/2012 6:17:31 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/21/2012 | Bo Gu
    BEIJING – Overseas tourists often find the menus here befuddling, for good reason. After all, what Westerner has experience with foods like these? “Cowboy leg,” “Hand-shredded ass meat,” “Red-burned lion head,” “Strange flavor noodles,” “Blow-up flatfish with no result,” or “Tofu made by woman with freckles.” As proud as the Chinese people are of their thousands of years of gastronomic culture, even a Chinese native can feel disoriented when going to another province, given all the different styles of cooking. Many of the food names, often unique to different provinces, get lost in translation, especially in booming cities starting to...
  • Road rage causes woman to lose hand; Tips coming in

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Tips are now coming in for a story we first brought you last week involving a woman who lost her hand in a road rage crash. It's not a crash that 52-year-old Pamela Price will ever forget. "I have nightmares every time I go to sleep," says Pamela Price. On Friday, Pamela was released from University Hospital after a more than two week stay. It all stemmed from a Memorial Day crash. The New Albany woman says she passed a car as she was heading westbound on Indiana 265, that then sped up and she says...
  • Salazar's sleight of hand on Gulf drilling

    10/13/2010 6:28:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/13/10 | editor
    Sen. Mary Landrieu was either being diplomatic or disingenuous when she used "good start" to describe Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's lifting of the federal government's drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico. More to the point was her insistence that lifting the ban means nothing in the absence of "an action plan to get the entire industry in the Gulf of Mexico back to work. This means that the administration must continue to accelerate the granting of permits in shallow and deep water, and provide greater certainty about the rules and regulations industry must meet." The Louisiana Democrat also warned...
  • Hand Transplant Program Initiated at Mayo Clinic

    09/24/2010 8:44:19 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies
    Source: Business Wire ^ | 9-24-10 | Business Wire
    Sep. 24, 2010 (Business Wire) -- Mayo Clinic has initiated the first clinical Hand Transplant Program in the United States and is now enrolling patients. This program offers hand transplantation as a clinically available option for patients with bilateral hand injuries or amputations. This allows patients to embark on this option of reconstructive surgery without being required to enroll in experimental trials.
  • The hidden hand of Joe Biden

    07/02/2010 3:34:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    politico ^ | 7/2/10 | GLENN THRUSH
    When President Barack Obama announced in the Rose Garden last week that he had sacked Gen. Stanley McChrystal, he also made a point of telling his fractious Afghanistan team that he welcomed “debate” but would not abide “division.” The poster child for that all-for-one approach was standing directly on the president’s right: Vice President Joe Biden. On Afghanistan, Obama’s most problematic foreign policy issue, Biden has earned the president’s respect and confidence by being both private skeptic and public cheerleader for administration policy. With a combination of subtlety and discretion that belie his reputation as a glad-handing chatterbox, Biden has...
  • Why Did President Obama Pray For Guidance From A Hand??

    06/17/2010 2:04:42 PM PDT · by AnnCee · 84 replies · 1,702+ views
    Tonight, we pray for that courage. We pray for the people of the Gulf. And we pray that a hand may guide us through the storm towards a brighter day. Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.
  • I Bet Reid Can Fit The Names His Supporters on His Hand

    04/07/2010 7:01:39 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies · 207+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-7-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    UPDATE: Apparently according to some readers my attempt at a clever pun of a headline for this post: "Palin's Palm Pilot Should Reid (meaning "read"...haha, but not really) Into The Flattery of Imitation".... didn't work too well, so it has been changed to something that "makes sense" in the hopes people will want to look at it this starts now: Harry Reid is starting to make me think I've been channeling way too much energy into painting Biden as a gaffe factory Reid mocks Palin's hand-prompter Its bad enough that Harry Reid views the Senate as a sort...
  • Palin's Palm Pilot Should Reid Into The Flattery of Imitation

    04/07/2010 1:31:05 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies · 279+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-7-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Harry Reid is starting to make me think I've been channeling way too much energy into painting Biden as a gaffe factory Reid mocks Palin's hand-prompter Its bad enough that Harry Reid views the Senate as a sort of open mic night at some smokey Vegas chuckle shack with only one patron busting out punchlines like Obama can hide his negro dialect, and ObamaCare opponents would fight for slavery, but now I'm starting to worry that he has run out of ideas for his own material. I mean really, the Palin hand joke...again? (Why the club so smokey if...
  • Did Bush Wipe His Hand on Clinton’s Shirt After Greeting Crowd in Haiti? (Video)

    03/23/2010 7:13:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies · 3,181+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/23/10 | breitbart .tv
    Editor's note: The key moment comes at the :14 second mark.
  • Flashback Video - Feinstein Cheated During Debate By Using Hand Notes

    02/13/2010 12:08:00 PM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies · 649+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-13-10 | Curt
    The left thought they had another surefire Sarah Palin attack on their hands (pun intended) when she was caught using hand notes during a speech and Q&A session. It didn't take long for the attack to bite them on the ass tho. Video flashback of Senator Dianne Feinstein using hand notes during a debate: [VIDEO AT SITE] Even better, the rules of the debate forbade the use of notes. On the hands or on paper. Palin used it during a speech, not a debate. Read more at
  • Caption: Robert Gibbs 'hand'-written list

    02/09/2010 11:59:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 1,895+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/9/10 | ReutersOne day at the Zoo.
    Shopping Day at the Zoo..The left hand of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs shows a shopping list featuring "Eggs, Milk, Hope and Change", the latter two words used heavily in U.S. President Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign, during Gibbs' daily news briefing at the White House in Washington February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
  • Gibbs Mocks Palin And Writes Shopping List On Hand

    02/09/2010 11:22:58 AM PST · by Karma Police · 116 replies · 2,710+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | February 9, 2010 | Christina Bellantoni
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs flashed his hand at the White House press corps to jab former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Among the things he'd written in dark pen were "eggs, milk, bread," Gibbs said. This was, of course, a reference to Palin's notes she wrote on her hand during the question-and-answer portion of her address to the Tea Party Nation this weekend in Nashville. As the reporters in the room laughed, Gibbs added that he'd also written down "hope and change."
  • Obama gives Interpol free hand in U.S.

    12/30/2009 8:19:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1,026+ views
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 12/30/09 | Editor
    No presidential statement or White House press briefing was held on it. In fact, all that can be found about it on the official White House Web site is the Dec. 17 announcement and one-paragraph text of President Obama's Executive Order 12425, with this innocuous headline: "Amending Executive Order 12425 Designating Interpol as a public international organization entitled to enjoy certain privileges, exemptions, and immunities."In fact, this new directive from Obama may be the most destructive blow ever struck against American constitutional civil liberties. No wonder the White House said as little as possible about it.
  • Double hand transplant patient out of hospital

    09/30/2009 8:09:58 PM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 6 replies · 440+ views
    LANCASTER, Pa. – The mother of the nation's first double hand transplant patient says he's out of the hospital and looking forward to returning to his wife and daughter in Georgia. Doris Schafer told the Intelligencer Journal-Lancaster New Era that her son, Jeff Kepner, visited her over the weekend in Lancaster. She says he plans to return to Augusta, Ga., at the end of this week. Schafer says Kepner is considerably happier than when she saw him in June at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, about a month after the transplant. She says her son still has no feeling...
  • Prisoners found drinking anti-swine flu hand gel to get drunk

    09/25/2009 5:41:19 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 30 replies · 1,204+ views
    Guardian ^ | 24 September 2009 | Steven Morris
    Alcohol hand gel meant to combat swine flu has been banned from a prison after inmates became embroiled in a drunken brawl after drinking it. Hand gels supplied to a prison to combat the risk of swine flu have been removed after inmates realised it contained alcohol and began drinking it to try to get drunk. At least one prisoner at HMP The Verne on Portland, Dorset, was found intoxicated. The Prison Service confirmed that this case was being investigated but meanwhile antibacterial gel pumps had been removed as a "precautionary measure". Andy Fear, a member of the Verne's Prison...
  • Police: Dog bit off Monroe County man's hand

    09/10/2009 12:13:09 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 23 replies · 2,014+ views
    CRESCO - A state trooper checking on a Monroe County man who failed to report to his job made a horrifying discovery: the unconscious victim lying in his home, his right hand bitten off by a pit bull inside the residence. John M. Venezia, 48, of Cresco, was taken to Pocono Medical Center, where state police at Swiftwater said he remained in intensive care Thursday. According to police, a trooper who went to Mr. Venezia's home on Red Rock Road in Paradise Twp. on Tuesday about 8:45 a.m. found the victim in the hallway, unconscious due to a medical condition....
  • "Everyone Against Abortion, Please Raise Your Hand!"

    03/19/2009 7:34:09 AM PDT · by nanetteclaret · 11 replies · 1,555+ views
    Priests for Life ^ | March 6, 2009 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    This is the latest 60 second video from Priests for Life.
  • America Supports You: Foundation Lends Helping Hand to Wounded

    07/09/2007 5:39:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 159+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2007 – In the month after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Mike Talleda was searching for a way to help the country and motivate others to do the same. His answer was the “9-11 HelpAmerica Foundation.” “The 9-11 HelpAmerica Foundation’s mission is to recognize and support the families of … fallen and wounded warriors,” Talleda, the foundation’s president, said. “(It’s) huge for families to know that people have not forgotten their sacrifice.” For the past six years, the foundation has focused on providing monthly financial support to wounded servicemembers and families of the fallen. That support...
  • Japanese firm unveils artificial hand with 'air muscles'

    06/26/2007 7:35:42 AM PDT · by Tolkien · 4 replies · 516+ views ^ | 6/26/07 | AFP
    A Japanese robot maker on Tuesday unveiled what it called the world's first prototype of an artificial hand with "air muscles" that can do even delicate work like picking up a raw egg.
  • America Supports You: Foundation Ready to Lend Troops a Hand

    04/09/2007 5:45:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 159+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2007 – The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation is lending a helping hand to those serving in the global war on terrorism, a foundation official said The group was founded in December 2001 to assist servicemembers and military families who face financial issues due to predatory lending. Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation is a member of America Supports You, the Defense Department program established in November 2004 to directly connect military members to the support of the America people and to offer a tool to the general public in their quest to find meaningful ways to support the...
  • Warning For Muslim WPc (Police) Who Refused To Shake Met Chief's Hand

    01/21/2007 5:23:07 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-22-2007 | Ben Fenton
    Warning for Muslim WPc who refused to shake Met chief's hand By Ben Fenton Last Updated: 12:35am GMT 22/01/2007 Scotland Yard said yesterday that a Muslim woman police who refused to shake hands with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police at her passing-out ceremony would be dismissed if she did not "engage" with people as other officers do. Sir Ian Blair personally congratulated all 200 recruits at a ceremony in London last month, but shook hands with only 199 after the woman specifically requested that she should not be required to do so, apparently for religious reasons. She also asked...
  • I cannot shake your hand, sir. I'm a Muslim and you're a man

    01/20/2007 10:31:25 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 155 replies · 3,454+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/20/07 | Martin Smith
    A Muslim woman police officer has sparked a new debate by refusing to shake hands with Britain's most senior police chief for religious reasons. The incident happened at a passing-out parade where Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair was inspecting a line-up of 200 recruits. In addition to refusing a traditional congratulatory handshake from Sir Ian, the WPC - who wore a traditional Muslim hijab headscarf - also declined to be photographed with him as she did not want the picture used for 'propaganda purposes'. The woman had earlier insisted that it was contrary to her religious teaching for her...
  • Troops extend helping hand to town

    10/27/2006 6:00:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 277+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Chris McCann
    Spc. Carrielynn Spillis (left) of Toledo, Ohio, a medic with Company C, 210th Brigade Support Battalion attached to 4-31, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, examines a young Iraqi girl. Spc. Chris McCann, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs. RUSHDI MULLA -- The first few were hesitant, coming in by ones and twos, but soon the floodgates opened and the citizens here came from all over town to receive medical care for a variety of ailments Oct. 19 at a Multi-National Division - Baghdad medical operation. The Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division,...
  • Doctor Accused of Taking Cadaver's Hand, Giving It to Stripper

    09/19/2006 4:27:04 PM PDT · by stm · 27 replies · 442+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 19, 2006 | AP
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A doctor has pleaded not guilty to stealing a hand from a New Jersey medical school cadaver and giving it to an exotic dancer, authorities said.
  • For Jiff Jaffa farmers, democracy and fertilizer go hand in hand

    09/13/2006 7:29:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 276+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Cpl. Michael Molinaro
    A resident of Jiff Jaffa casts his vote during the Agricultural Union elections on Sunday. Department of Defense photo by Army Cpl. Michael Molinaro, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. FOB KALSU -- Mimicking other recent success stories in Babil province, on Sunday farmers from the city of Jiff Jaffa held elections for their Agricultural Union board at a primary school in town. The election comes as a further demonstration of the concepts of democratic governance taking root around the country, this time with a commercial twist. Seven members were elected to lead the union into the future and help farmers...
  • Israel Gives Army A Free Hand As Lebanon Seeks Withdrawal

    08/07/2006 7:10:59 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 719+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-8-2006 | Patrick Bishop
    Israel gives army a free hand as Lebanon seeks withdrawal By Patrick Bishop (Filed: 08/08/2006) Diplomatic efforts to stop the war in Lebanon failed to slow the bloodshed yesterday as at least 32 civilians were killed in Israeli air raids. Air raids on a crowded area of Beirut that had so far escaped the violence killed at least eight people Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, said no limits had been placed on the army's actions and leaflets warned Lebanese living south of the Litani river not to remain outdoors after 10pm. Targets in south and east Lebanon were bombed...
  • Hezbollah may have overplayed its hand

    07/14/2006 9:25:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 2,014+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 7/14/06 | Mitch Potter
    Islamic group bids to fill power vacuum But risks underestimating Israeli resolveJERUSALEM—There are multiple reasons why Hezbollah chose precisely this moment to throw an already turbulent Middle East into cartwheels of even greater turmoil. But for most observers, none stands larger than the militant Shiite Muslim movement's overarching quest to elevate itself as the pre-eminent defender of the pan-Arab realm. Whatever secondary reasons may come into play — and there is no question that for Hezbollah's sponsors in Syria and Iran the new crisis presents a convenient diversion from the critical issues confronting them — Arab-Muslim pride is paramount. Scan...
  • For Sale: Old, Second-Hand Graves. £3,000 Each, Many Careful Owners

    07/03/2006 8:25:45 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 618+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-4-2006 | Stephanie Condron
    For sale: old, second-hand graves. £3,000 each, many careful owners By Stephanie Condron (Filed: 04/07/2006) A cemetery is offering second-hand graves, with "refurbished" monuments including headstones, obelisks and crosses, to be used again. Recycled burial plots, complete with the original memorials, still contain the remains of those who died at least 75 years ago - the names of the dead are simply scoured from the monuments to allow new inscriptions. The City of London cemetery is selling 1,000 such plots advertised as "traditional-style graves" to be "adopted" by families willing to pay £3,000 to lease them for 50 years. The...
  • Cold Hand Of KGB Haunts Oil-Rich Wasteland

    06/21/2006 6:40:33 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 481+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-22-2006 | Adrian Blomfield
    Cold hand of KGB haunts oil-rich wasteland By Adrian Blomfield in Nefteyugansk (Filed: 22/06/2006) Even by the desolate standards of Siberia, Nefteyugansk is a forbidding place. Last winter temperatures sank as low as minus 58 Celsius. Summer brings with it a sapping humidity, melting the ice and turning the area into a vast, mosquito-infested swamp. No one in his right mind would want to live in Nefteyugansk. Indeed, until the 1970s, no one apart from the local Khanti people did. Yukos is now owned by Rosneft Yet this stretch of Siberian marsh is now perhaps Russia's most valuable piece of...
  • Gulfport evacuees receive helping hand

    06/16/2006 4:30:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 211+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Mitch Gettle
    6/16/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- It's been more than eight months since Hurricane Katrina displaced thousands of people. Veterans who stayed at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Miss., were among those who had to leave. More than 400 of the 600 residents were evacuated to the AFRH here and have been without most of their personal belongings since September. "The only thing I brought with me was three shirts, two pairs of pants, two pairs of shoes and a towel -- that's it," said Leonard Drozal, a World War II Marine Corps veteran. "I miss my computer." Since...
  • Hand of John the Baptist in Russia (miracles occur)

    06/13/2006 7:02:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 777+ views
    Guardian ^ | June 10, 2006 | Nick Paton Walsh
    It was the only part of John the Baptist's body that Luke the Apostle could take away from the village where he was buried, and it has since been cited as the cause of miracles. It was given to the Russian royal family in St Petersburg to protect it from Napoleon's advancing armies and then whisked away to central Europe when the Bolshevik revolution broke out.Now, as part of the Kremlin's bid to forge a national identity, John the Baptist's right hand, which Christians think baptised Jesus Christ, has returned to Russia for the first time in 89 years.The return...
  • Plantation man cuts off hand while mowing lawn(DARWIN?)

    06/07/2006 7:56:27 AM PDT · by devane617 · 42 replies · 1,473+ views
    Miami Hearld ^ | 06/07/2006 | MELISSA SANCHEZ
    A Plantation man who was mowing his lawn this morning accidentally cut off his hand in the process, officials said. The man, who lives behind the Jacaranda Golf Club in the 9600 block of Conch Shell Manor, was taken to Broward General Medical Center on trauma alert, said Joel Gordon, spokesman for the Plantation Fire Department. More details will emerge as the investigation continues.

    06/02/2006 2:27:41 PM PDT · by gwb43_2004 · 53 replies · 2,492+ views
    AP ^ | Fri Jun 2 | Pablo Martinez Monsivais
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    05/26/2006 7:32:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 385+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. L.C. Campbell
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    05/24/2006 5:23:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Edgar Reyes
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