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  • Disabled ‘guinea pig’ for first full HEAD transplant to meet surgeon

    06/10/2015 2:10:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | 06-10-2015 | By Will Stewart In Moscow for MailOnline
    The man volunteering to be the guinea pig for pioneering head transplant surgery is flying to America this week to meet for the first time the doctor intending to give him a new body. Russian Valery Spiridonov will appear at a major medical conference in Annapolis with Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero, who hopes to convince the medical establishment that his techniques are on the brink of viability. But he prepared to fly to New York today, one of Moscow's top surgeons branded the £9.8million ($15million) head transplant plan 'reckless', claiming the medic - who has been labelled Dr Frankenstein by...
  • Freddie Gray died from 'catastrophic injury' after he fell head first in back of van

    04/30/2015 6:13:17 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/30/2015 | Daily Mail
    An investigation has concluded Freddie Gray broke his neck after falling head-first into the back of the police van as it was moving, it was reported today. The news comes hours after Baltimore Police admitted the van transporting Gray made a previously unreported stop (pictured, left). The mysterious detail was picked up by a privately-owned security camera, and will be integral to the police investigation into Gray's death. Medical and law enforcement sources briefed on the police investigation told ABC News Gray's 'catastrophic' head injuries were consistent with hitting a bolt 'in the back door of the van'. They claimed...
  • First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

    02/26/2015 6:18:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 95 replies ^ | 02-25-2015 | Staff
    A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years. Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off. Canavero hopes to assemble a team to explore the radical surgery in a project he is due to launch at a meeting for neurological surgeons in Maryland this June. He has claimed for years that medical science has advanced to the point that a full body transplant is plausible, but the...
  • ISIS To Obama: 'We Will Cut Off Your Head In The White House'

    01/28/2015 9:16:07 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Yahoo
    ISIS militants have threatened to behead Obama in the White House in a video released on Jan. 26. The video shows ISIS militants standing in the streets of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, following an artillery barrage on the city by Kurdish Peshmerga forces. In front of the militants is seated a Kurdish soldier who is executed at the end of the video.
  • Do you know this woman? Police release sketch of embalmed head found in Pennsylvania woods

    12/23/2014 1:07:14 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies ^ | 22 December 2014 | Associated Press and MailOnline
    Police have released a sketch of a woman whose embalmed head was found by in Pennsylvania woods last week and are now asking the public for help identifying her. The head was found by a resident walking in the woods in Economy in Beaver County on December 12 and the county coroner deduced it had been embalmed - although it is not known how long ago. As the image released on Monday shows, it appeared to belong to a woman, aged 50 or older, with whitish gray hair that appeared to have been styled.
  • Woman says, ‘We’re ready for Ferguson,’ accidentally shoots self in head

    11/25/2014 7:47:21 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 85 replies
    Fox 13 SLC ^ | 24NOV2014 | Ashton Edwards
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation. The shooting occurred Friday night in downtown St. Louis, the city’s Metropolitan Police Department said, in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football stadium. The female victim, identified in a police report as Becca Campbell, 26, was a passenger in a car involved in an auto accident. Her 33-year-old boyfriend was driving, the sources told CNN. The boyfriend, who wasn’t identified, told police that...
  • UN Gaza Probe Head: Me? Anti-Israel?

    08/11/2014 10:28:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 8/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    Prof. William Schabas, a Canadian law professor chosen to helm a United Nations commission examining possible war crimes in Gaza scoffed Monday at charges he's biased against Israel, but his past utterances leave little doubt as to his lack of objectivity. According to the Canadian Press, Schabas once suggested in a speech that he believes Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu should be "in the dock of an international court." He also wrote in a law journal article that the Israeli prime minister could be regarded as "the single individual most likely to threaten the survival of Israel." "The suggestion that...
  • Head of Pentagon intelligence agency forced out, officials say

    04/30/2014 7:28:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/30/14 | Greg Miller and Adam Goldman,
    The top two officials at the Defense Intelligence Agency said Wednesday that they will retire from those positions in the coming months, part of a leadership shake-up at an agency that is under pressure to trim budgets and shift focus after more than a decade of war, current and former U.S. officials said. Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn is expected to end his tenure as DIA director this summer, about a year before he was scheduled to depart, according to officials who said Flynn faced pressure from Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. and others in recent months....
  • An unidentified royal statue head found in Luxor

    12/30/2013 4:16:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Ahram ^ | Thursday 26 Dec 2013 | Nevine El-Aref
    A black granite head of an unidentified New Kingdom king's statue has been uncovered in Luxor The Egyptian-Spanish archaeological mission unearthed on Thursday a large granite head of a statue of an unidentified New Kingdom king during routine excavation at King Thutmose III’s funerary temple on Luxor’s west bank. Mohamed Abdel-Maqsoud, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Section at the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA), explained that the head is 29.6cm high, 24.3cm wide and 26.9cm deep. The head depicts a round face of a royal figure, not identified yet, wearing a wig, with traces of a broken nose,...
  • Cat jumps on cameraman’s head during news shoot

    11/19/2013 7:41:14 PM PST · by South40 · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/19/2013 | Charlene Sakoda
    CBC cameraman Sam Martin was in the field on November 15th with reporter Briar Stewart in Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada covering a story about school buses when Sam had a very unexpected surprise. A camera friendly feline strolled near the bus then took notice of the cameraman and his gear. What appeared to be a grey and white tabby cat leapt up Sam’s back while he was shooting a promo for the story, made its way atop the cameraman’s head, then perched on the tripod mounted camera. video at link
  • Al-Qaeda-linked rebels apologise after cutting off head of wrong person (/fellow extremist)

    11/14/2013 4:48:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/14/13 | Richard Spencer
    Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to al-Qaeda have asked for "understanding and forgiveness" for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man's head. In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo. They triumphantly described the execution of what they said was a member of an Iraqi Shia militia fighting for President Bashar al-Assad. But the head was recognised from the video as originally belonging to a member of Ahrar al-Sham, a Sunni Islamist rebel group that...
  • Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox Suffers Heart Attack

    11/02/2013 1:40:46 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 21 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/02/13
    BREAKING: Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen report Broncos coach John Fox taken to hospital w suspected heart attack.
  • Obama: No negotiations 'with a gun held to the head of the American people'

    10/04/2013 1:29:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 10/04/13 | Carrie Dann
    **SNIP** President Barack Obama told reporters Friday that he won't negotiate with Republicans to end the budget standoff "with a gun held to the head of the American people." "I'm happy to have negotiations but we can't do it with a gun held to the head of the American people," Obama said of congressional Republicans, according to a pool report. The president made the comments while visiting sandwich shop Taylor Gourmet, just blocks from the White House. He told reporters that he and Vice President Joe Biden decided to visit the lunch spot in part because "we're starving" and in...
  • Al-Qaeda Head Ordered Yemen Affiliate to Attack U.S. Embassy

    08/05/2013 6:56:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 8/5/13 | Elad Benari
    The Obama administration’s decision last week to close nearly two dozen diplomatic missions and issue a worldwide travel alert resulted from intercepted electronic communications in which the head of Al-Qaeda in Pakistan ordered the leader of its affiliate in Yemen to carry out an attack as early as this past Sunday, American officials told the New York Times on Monday. According to the newspaper, the intercepted conversations last week between Ayman al-Zawahiri, who succeeded Osama bin Laden as the head of the global terrorist group, and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the head of the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, revealed one...
  • Say what? Phoenix campaign signs stirring controversy

    08/01/2013 9:12:12 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 4 replies
    KTAR ^ | 07/31/2013 | Rob & Karie
    PHOENIX -- District 4 Phoenix City Council candidate Austin Head is making a lot of headway thanks to his controversial campaign signs which state, "I heart Head." News/Talk 92.3 KTAR's Rob & Karie spoke with Head about the double entendre on his posters. Head said that while some find the sign controversial, it is not new to him because he has used it to promote events for the past 10 years in Phoenix and New York. Head and his supports have noticed that the signs are getting people interested in the campaign. "I've had numerous emails of people wanting me...
  • German clinic: Man had pencil in head for 15 years

    05/29/2013 7:53:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies ^ | 5/29/13 | Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) — German doctors say a man spent 15 years with a pencil in his head following a childhood accident. Aachen University Hospital says the 24-year-old man from Afghanistan sought help in 2011 after suffering for years from headaches, constant colds and worsening vision in one eye. A scan showed that a 10-centimeter (4-inch) pencil was lodged from his sinus to his pharynx and had injured his right eye socket.
  • Head of German Green party 'high fives' Iranian ambassador

    02/11/2013 7:43:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/11/13 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The head of Germany's Green party, Claudia Roth, is under fire for 'high fiving' the Iranian ambassador to Germany, Ali Reza Sheikh Attar. Akhtar is accused of massacring Kurds when he was governor of their region between 1980 and 1985. Let's go to the videotape. More after the video.
  • ATF head, D.C. police chief challenged on selective magazine ban enforcement

    01/04/2013 3:01:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/4/13 | David Codrea
    B. Todd Jones, the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Cathy Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., are being challenged on selective enforcement of the District’s ban on so-called “large capacity ammunition feeding devices” for semi-automatic firearms. This column will serve as a follow-up to an earlier request asking who authorized violation of the ban, after NBC’s David Gregory produced a magazine during his Dec. 23 “Meet the Press” interview with National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre. That request was documented by Gun Rights Examiner and sent to the respective...
  • Experts: Clinton's Condition Could Have Been Serious

    01/02/2013 5:17:03 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was lucky that, being the top U.S. diplomat, her medical team had thought to do a follow-up MRI after her concussion last month, medical experts told ABC News on Tuesday. The doctors said that Clinton's latest health update -- cerebral venous thrombosis -- is a rare and potentially "life-threatening" condition, but one from which the globe-trotting secretary of state is likely to recover from. In an update from her doctors, Clinton's brain scans revealed a clot had formed in the right transverse venous sinus, and she was being successfully treated with anticoagulants. "She is...
  • Drudge posts picture of Obama head scar.

    09/08/2012 6:48:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 189 replies
    It has been talked about before.. but here it is again on Drudge. The back of Obama's head shows a mysterious scar.......
  • Woman accused of hitting pastor in the head with a Bible

    07/06/2012 6:04:44 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 68 replies
    WLOX ^ | Jul 04, 2012 | Janice Broach
    A woman is accused of using God's word as a weapon against her pastor in their Mid-South church. A 63-year-old church member used a Bible to hit the pastor in the head after he told her and other members to leave or he would call the Sheriff. "He's got the demon in him," Ina Garrett said. Ina Garrett, a life-long member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Selmer, decided to knock that demon out of pastor Leon Taylor. "One of the older church members came up and struck the pastor with a Bible," McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck said. "I...
  • Dog with head stuck in container saved after its photo was posted to Facebook

    06/04/2012 6:23:25 PM PDT · by murron · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 4, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Dog lovers in Memphis, Tennessee, came to the rescue after a picture posted to Facebook showed a helpless pup with its head stuck inside a plastic container.
  • Eureka! When a blow to the head creates a sudden genius

    05/20/2012 12:27:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Kurzweil ^ | 5/20/12 | staff
    How can we explain “acquired savants” — people with extraordinary talent who’ve miraculously developed artistic, musical, or mathematical abilities as a result of a brain injury, or temporarily from a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) session — since they weren’t born with the talent and didn’t learn it later? For example, how is it that somebody like Derek Amato (video below), who’d never demonstrated any musical talent before hitting his head at the bottom of a pool, could suddenly handle jazz and classical pieces of astounding complexity without training? Darold A. Treffert, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of...
  • Photo taken after Trayvon Martin shooting shows bloody George Zimmerman [LIVE THREAD]

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — WFTV just learned Friday morning about a picture of gunman George Zimmerman, taken just three minutes after the shooting that left 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead. The picture reportedly shows cuts on the back of Zimmerman's head, with blood trickling down. Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Martin on February 26 in a gated Sanford community, claimed he killed Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of Martin. The picture would seem to back up Zimmerman's claim that Martin slammed his head against the sidewalk. That picture could be part of...
  • ABC News doctors Zimmerman video to peddle false story in Trayvon Martin case

    03/31/2012 11:11:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies ^ | Mar 29, 2012
    ABC News doctors Zimmerman video to peddle false story in Trayvon Martin case Written By: Bob - Mar• 29•12 he Daily Caller has investigated the ABC News claim that police closed circuit television of George Zimmerman being brought to the Sanford, FL police station shows no sign of injury, in what appears to be an intentional effort by the network to cast doubt on Zimmerman’s accounting of events. Zimmerman claims he was forced to shoot high school football player Trayvon Martin after Martin knocked him down and began slamming his head into the ground. ABC News blatantly lied about what...
  • Police end search for more body parts, reopen Hollywood hills park

    01/20/2012 4:41:23 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | January 20, 2012 | Alan Duke, Rosalina Nieves and Selin Darkalstanian
    Los Angeles police completed their biggest search in recent memory Friday, with 120 investigators scouring seven acres in the Hollywood hills looking for additional body parts of a man whose severed head, hands and feets were discovered earlier this week, authorities said. But the search, which began Tuesday, didn't find additional limbs or a torso, and detectives are continuing their investigation, police said Friday. "We have no updates of new body parts," said Cleon Joseph, a police spokesman. Upon concluding the hillside search, police Friday reopened Bronson Canyon Park beneath the Hollywood sign and urged hikers and other recreational visitors...
  • Man decapitated during food fight at homeless camp

    01/06/2012 7:58:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 6, 2012
    SARASOTA— Authorities say a 53-year-old homeless man was decapitated by another homeless man during what they believe started as a fight over food.
  • A Cute Message About Rosh Hashana

    09/25/2011 9:17:46 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 3 replies ^ | 9/25/2011 | Dovid Taub & Jonathan Goorvich
  • UN: Palestine Shakes Head When Obama Says Each Side Must See The World Through Each Other's Eyes

    09/21/2011 9:13:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/21/11 | staff
    "And friends of the Palestinians do them no favors by ignoring this truth, just as friends of Israel must recognize the need to pursue a two state solution with a secure Israel next to an independent Palestine," President Obama said at the UN. "That is the truth. Each side has legitimate aspirations – and that is what makes peace so hard. And the deadlock will only be broken when each side learns to stand in each other’s shoes. Each side can see the world through the other's eyes. That’s what we should be encouraging."
  • Man shot in head drives himself to South Side hospital

    09/05/2011 7:16:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 5, 2011
    A man shot in the back of the head this morning remained lucid enough to drive himself six blocks to a nearby hospital for treatment, Chicago police said. The 36-year-old man was inside his Ford Focus when a gunshot struck him in the head in the 1300 block of East 74th Street in the Grand Crossing neighborhood at about 12:03 a.m., police said. The shooting may have been a drive-by, police said.
  • Chinook Pilot takes a headshot_ then flies the thing home......

    05/10/2011 2:36:21 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 15 replies
    you tube ^ | Oct 22, 2010 | 2Mindsful
    pilot gets shot in's helicopter back to base
  • Black Chamber of Commerce Head: Obama is ‘Fanatical’ & ‘Marxist’ — I Only Voted for Him ‘Because ..

    04/29/2011 6:08:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/29/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Harry Alford is the president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. And boy is he entertaining. He’s also not a fan of many of the business positions Democrats have taken. You might remember him for his fiery exchange with call-me-Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in 2009, when he accused the senator of infusing race into a congressional hearing: Today he joined Laura Ingraham on her radio show to talk about Obama’s business policies. He started with this: “Obama wanted the National Black Chamber to dance to his music and have blind allegiance to his crazy programs and agenda,...
  • Video:Bullet Removed From Man's Head After 23 Years

    04/21/2011 7:45:55 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 6 replies
    A man who had been living with a bullet in his head for 23 years successfully received surgery in April in the Chinese northern city of Zhang Jiakou, Chinese state media reported on Thursday. (April 21)
  • J Street head in Israel to lobby Knesset over group's commitment to Israel

    03/20/2011 8:21:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    haaretz ^ | 3/20/11 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    Knesset committee scheduled to debate on whether J Street is sufficiently 'committed' to Israel to be called a pro-Israel organization. The leftist pro-Israel lobby J Street launched a petition and letter writing campaign on Sunday calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to treat J Street and other pro-peace movements as allies. The Knesset committee is scheduled to debate this Wednesday whether J Street is sufficiently "committed" to Israel to be called a pro-Israel organization. J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami, who arrived in Israel in order to participate in the debate, said in a letter that the petition is intended to...
  • Jesse Jackson rallies with Ohio's unions ("He does not want your pocketbook, he wants your head")

    02/23/2011 10:55:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Jesse Jackson rallies with Ohio's unionsAssociated Press COLUMBUS - The Rev. Jesse Jackson said workers shouldn't be the "scapegoat" for the nation's economic woes as he joined a few hundred people at a union hall in Ohio amid debate over a bill that would abolish collective bargaining rights for state workers. Chants of "collective bargaining, not collective begging" and Jackson's trademark "keep hope alive" were heard at the Teamsters downtown Columbus hall on Wednesday, and some held signs reading "stop the war on workers." On Tuesday, Jackson had joined protesters at the Statehouse, where a Senate committee reviewed the bill....
  • Wis. Union Head Calls on Teachers to Go to Work

    02/20/2011 2:30:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/11 | Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis.--The head of Wisconsin's powerful teachers' union is calling on educators to return to classrooms Monday and Tuesday rather than continue being absent to protest an anti-union bill at the state Capitol. The protests against a bill that would take away public workers' right to collectively bargain for their benefits and working conditions forced several school districts to shut down last week after teachers called in sick to join demonstrators in Madison.
  • Oklahoma Woman's Body, Head Found in Home

    02/16/2011 11:51:54 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 19 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | Feb 15th 2011 | The Daily Oklahoman
    Oklahoma Woman's Body, Head Found in Home Published: February 15, 2011 TULSA (AP) — Tulsa police say they don't suspect foul play in the death of a woman whose headless body was found in a home. Officer Jason Willingham says officers received a call Monday afternoon to check on the welfare of a person at a residence on east 21 Street. Willingham says officers and firefighters forced their way into the home and found the woman. Willingham says the victim, 55-year-old Janice Weisman, may have been dead since Christmas. He says there also were several animals inside the home, and...
  • 2001 flashback! EPA Head Browner Asked for Computer Files to Be Deleted

    02/09/2011 8:19:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Mail Archive ^ | 30 Jun 2001 | MIKE SPITZER
    EPA Head Browner Asked for Computer Files to Be Deleted By John Solomon Associated Press Writer Published: Jun 29, 2001 WASHINGTON (AP) - The same day a judge ordered her agency to preserve records, then-Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner asked a technician to delete her computer files, according to testimony in a court case seeking contempt penalties against the government. Browner says she did not know about the court order and simply was seeking to remove some games, which her son had installed on her work computer, before leaving office with other Clinton appointees on Jan. 19. "It didn't...
  • Does Obama’s nominee for head of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives oppose

    12/03/2010 1:32:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/3/10 | Amanda Carey
    Things had been looking up for gun-rights activists. In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled in D.C. v. Heller that Washington’s handgun laws were unconstitutional. In the summer of 2010, in McDonald v Chicago, the court expanded that ruling to apply to handgun laws in all 50 states. Even President Obama seemed relatively open to Second Amendment rights, saying on the campaign trail: “I believe there is a Second Amendment right. I think it is an individual right. I think people have the right to lawfully bear arms.” Now, it seems that when it comes to Obama and guns, he was...
  • A tilt of the head can lure a mate

    ( -- The angle we tilt our head can play a significant role in how attractive we are to the opposite sex, according to latest research. The findings, published in the latest edition of Evolutionary Psychology, are the result of joint research by a husband-and-wife team at the University of Newcastle and Macquarie University that investigated whether differences in visual perspective can alter the face’s appeal and attractiveness.
  • White House Insider: Clintons, Scandals, and the Birth Certificate.. [scandal coming soon]

    11/11/2010 11:59:13 AM PST · by latarheel · 74 replies
    News Flavor ^ | November 9, 2010 | Ulsterman
    Specifically on the White House scandal again – I was told a report was coming soon. Something from a mainstream media outlet. Have you heard something similar? Where did you hear that? Your newspaper days coming back to you now? Just something I heard – reliably. Have you heard anything similar? (pause) Yes. Many people have. This thing is percolating just under the surface right now. Sooner – not later, the pot is gonna start boiling. Yeah, someone is about to test the waters with this thing. I’ve heard that. Then again, I’ve heard that for a while now, so...
  • Has it started?

    11/11/2010 11:41:13 AM PST · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 30 replies
    Self | 11/11/2010 | PhilStone
    I went back to re-read the Constitution Club's blog post referencing an article in Opinion Maker on Dumb0's continuing nervous breakdown. Opinion Maker is now down. Coincidence? Here's a link to the Constitution Club blog (which for the moment is still up): Here's an excerpt from the ConClub blog quoting Opinion Maker: "Some White House staffers have described a “reign of terror” in the White House over continued leaks and a troika of leadership that is making decisions without any input from the president. The troika reportedly consists of First Lady Michelle Obama, presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, and the...
  • Knife removed from Brazil man's head after 3 years

    09/26/2010 3:01:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 24, 2010 | AP
    SAO PAULO (AP) - A man in northeastern Brazil is recovering after surgeons removed a 4-inch (10-centimeter) blade that had been stuck in his head for three years following a bar fight. Edeilson Nascimento, a 29-year-old tire repairman, tells reporters Friday he is feeling great after the three-hour surgery earlier this week. Excerpted per FR posting rules.
  • Challenge to the MEN of Free Republic: RESPOND. (vanity)

    10/24/2010 6:57:34 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 133 replies · 1+ views
    (this was posted in a previous thread about America dying, with no reply from men, as has become too sadly familiar) ---------------------------------------------------- When a country lifts up a man like Bill Clinton that defiled the Oval Office as none has ever done, the media throws their arms around him, he is not held accountable nor has HE EVER OFFERED THE MUCH TORTURED APOLOGY SO MANY CONSERVATIVES ARE ASKED TO DO, FOR MINOR SLIPS OF THE TONGUE.... Our world has gone upside down. Clinton should have hung his head in shame and and been ostracized from society. This lack of moral...
  • Yelm soldier gets 2 months for holding girl's head underwater

    09/03/2010 5:49:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    The News-Tribune ^ | 9/3/10 | JEREMY PAWLOSKI
    A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who held his 4-year-old daughter’s head underwater in a kitchen sink at their Yelm home as punishment for not reciting the alphabet will spend the next two months in jail. Joshua Ryan Tabor, 27, was sentenced Thursday; he earlier had pleaded guilty under an Alford plea to three counts of third-degree felony assault of a child, domestic violence, as part of a plea deal. Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but concedes there is enough evidence to convict if the case goes forward at trial. As part of the plea deal,...
  • Veterans Affairs head blasts administration over hospital incident

    07/05/2010 1:28:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/5/10 | Russell Berman
    The Democratic chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee lambasted the Obama administration over its handling of an incident at a St. Louis VA center in which more than 1,800 veterans were told they may have been exposed to HIV. “It's outrageous, one, that this happens, but even worse is this secretive, almost cover-up mode that they go into when something like this happens,” Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.) said on CNN Monday. The Department of Veterans Affairs last month sent a letter to 1,812 patients informing them that could have been exposed to HIV and other deadly viruses because of...
  • Racism in Mexico rears its ugly head

    07/05/2010 10:51:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1+ views
    l.a. times ^ | 7/5/10 | Tracy Wilkinson
    Actors in blackface makeup are used during coverage of the World Cup. The broadcasting company says it's just a harmless spoof, but commentators say Mexico as a whole is in denial about racism. Reporting from Mexico City — Every morning during television coverage of the World Cup, on the Mexican equivalent of the "Today" show, co-hosts chat, trade barbs and yuck it up. Behind them, actors in blackface makeup, dressed in fake animal skins and wild "Afro" wigs, gyrate, wave spears and pretend to represent a cartoonish version of South Africa. Yes, in the 21st century, blackface characters on a...
  • Murderer Appears in Court Wearing Diaper on Face After Spitting on Jury!

    07/01/2010 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | 01 Jul 2010 | staff reporter
    CLEVELAND - An Ohio murderer who spit on a jury returned to court, this time, with a plastic diaper on his face! Neil Simpson appeared in an Elyria court wearing mosquito netting along with the diaper around his head. The convicted murderer told the judge he'd rather be executed then spend the rest of his life in jail. "I have two ways that I prefer to be murdered, one is to be crucified in front of the courthouse for all to see it, for all the convicts throughout the world, and the other way would be to be stoned to...
  • Iowa court: Exhume body so head can be frozen

    05/14/2010 2:45:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 1,372+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/14/10 | Michael J. Crumb - ap
    DES MOINES, Iowa – The siblings of a man who died more than a year ago must exhume his body so his head can be cut off and cryogenically frozen, the Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled. The court sided this week with Alcor Life Extension Foundation, which sought to dig up the remains of 81-year-old Orville Richardson of Burlington. Richardson had signed a contract with Alcor in 2004 and paid $53,500 to have his head placed in cryonic suspension after his death. When he died in February 2009, Richardson's brother and sister buried him instead, having told him earlier...
  • Education Spending the Broken Promises

    02/01/2010 5:30:41 PM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 158+ views
    National Review Online -- The Corner ^ | Feb. 1, 2010 | Dan Lips
    Education Spending Increases and Broken Promises [Dan Lips] Whoever was working on the Department of Education’s budget for 2011 in the White House apparently missed the memo about the president’s new commitment to fiscal discipline. The 2011 budget proposal includes a whopping $173 billion in spending on college student aid programs, a $3 billion increase for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (a.k.a. “No Child Left Behind”), and a proposal to create the federal government’s 70th preschool and child-care program (at a cost of $9.3 billion over ten years). But experience has shown that federal spending increases have delivered few...