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  • It's not quite Disneyland! China opens bleak Hello Kitty theme park that cost £210MILLION

    11/28/2014 6:28:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 28, 2014 | John Hutchinson
    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty, the new £210 million theme park centred around the iconic character in east China’s Zhejiang province opened its doors for a special inauguration ceremony. Hello Kitty Park will be China's first large scale amusement park scheduled to open to the public on New Year's day. Japanese company Sanrio, who created Hello Kitty in 1974, have joined with entertainment design firm Hettema Group from California, to bring their new park to life.
  • WXIA Poll Shows Tight Race for GA Senate and Governor

    09/24/2014 8:06:52 PM PDT · by Bettyprob
    Peach Pundit ^ | September 24, 2014 | John Richards
    Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, a makeshift boat carrying nine Cuban rafters landed in front of Key Biscayne’s multi-story oceanfront Mar Azul condominium. As the rafters – all men in their 20s, 30s and 40s - scrambled ashore, Mar Azul residents came out to take a peek, said Police Chief Charles Press. One condo resident shot video of the rafters as they walked away from the boat, which had inner tubes on the sides and what appeared to be an engine in the back. The words Brayan and Yoanni were painted on the back. Several were wearing soaked T-shirts, shirts and...
  • Rebel leader delivers rousing battle cry to Islamist militants with a pink Hello Kitty notebook

    07/07/2014 2:26:27 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    daily mail ^ | 7-5-14 | Darren Boyle
    An anti-ISIS rebel commander in Syria gave a rousing speech to his assembled men standing behind a Hello Kitty note pad. The leader, named on the YouTube video as Zahran Alloush implored his men to fight the 'evil ideology' of ISIS accusing them of trying to 'destroy jihad in Syria'.
  • Goodbye, AmeriCorps. Hello, FoodStampCorps

    04/15/2011 4:21:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 4/15/11 | Michelle Malkin
    America, the Dependent by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 So much for the new era of fiscal responsibility. The federal government’s dependency drones have been spared the chopping block. After vowing to eliminate funding for President Obama’s bloated $6 billion AmeriCorps social justice army, House Republicans retreated — and will shrink the AmeriCorps budget by a minuscule 6.7 percent. Politicians originally sold AmeriCorps as an alternative to big government — a program to “renew the ethic of civic responsibility and the spirit of community throughout the United States.” With bipartisan support, the program has morphed into an all-purpose progressive...
  • Black Widow attempted New Year Moscow attack but blew herself up by mistake

    01/27/2011 6:45:36 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 90 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 28 January 2011 | Andrew Osborn
    A "Black Widow" suicide bomber planned a terrorist attack in central Moscow on New Year's Eve but was killed when an unexpected text message set off her bomb too early, according to Russian security sources. The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that struck Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, intended to detonate a suicide belt on a busy square near Red Square on New Year's Eve in an attack that could have killed hundreds. Security sources believe a spam message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received just hours...
  • "Hello, police? Screw your sister!" Palestinians torment Judea and Samaria police

    02/11/2010 4:59:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 361+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 2/11/10 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Judea and Samaria Police receive between 30,000 and 40,000 abusive calls from Palestinians every month, The Jerusalem Post has been told. Police operators at the Judea and Samaria phone center undergo special training to learn how to distinguish between abusive and real calls, and a computerized phone system is used to screen out the bogus callers, Ch.-Supt. Nir Carmeli, head of Judea and Samaria Police’s Control Room at district headquarters in Ma’aleh Adumim’s E1 (Mevaseret Adumim) neighborhood, said on Thursday. “Without the screening, we would be getting 90,000 to 100,000 bad calls a month,” Carmeli said. The calls range from...
  • Russian army prepares for nuclear onslaught

    01/29/2008 8:31:23 PM PST · by Flavius · 47 replies · 85+ views
    ria novosti ^ | 1/28/08 | ria novosti
    MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti political commentator Andrei Kislyakov) - Barely a month into the new year, the military have already attracted a lot of attention. Following a mild verbal skirmish over ABM components after the holidays, Russian and foreign generals have decided to talk in the open. In a move that mirrors recent discussion amongst Russia's own top brass, NATO's April summit in Bucharest is widely expected to discuss a report on a potential pre-emptive nuclear strike. According to The Daily Telegraph, the authors of the report are convinced there is a real risk that terrorists could lay their hands on...
  • Interesting Facts on Iraq

    06/29/2006 12:08:48 PM PDT · by moose2004 · 13 replies · 3,840+ views
    A Friend | 6/29/06 | moose2004
    Facts About Iarq We Never Hear About
  • Project hooks up homeless with voice mail accounts

    04/14/2006 4:43:03 AM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies · 370+ views
    SFGATE ^ | Thursday, April 13, 2006 | Kevin Fagan
    Ah, the modern age of telephone technology. It can work wonders, even if you don't have a phone. Or a table to put it on. Or a roof to sleep under. Simon and Kari Wollam learned that firsthand when they walked into Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Thursday after another night of being homeless in San Francisco, and in 10 minutes each had their first voice mail accounts in more years than they could remember. They still have no home. They still don't have telephones. But now at least, they said, they have a tool that could help them get...
  • Dreaded call becomes words to live by

    01/09/2006 5:55:52 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 556+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/9/6 | Sabin Russell
    Notifying partners of HIV-positive people an important weapon in fight against AIDS No. You do not want to get a telephone call from Luis Hernandez. It is his job to tell people that they might have been exposed to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. When a client at the San Francisco Department of Public Health's sexually transmitted disease clinic tests positive for HIV, Hernandez is often the one who breaks the news in a face-to-face counseling session. For the past year, he has had an added responsibility -- notifying sexual partners of newly diagnosed HIV-positives that they, too, should...
  • Survey Tracks 2005's Most Annoying Phrases

    01/01/2006 6:45:17 PM PST · by buckeyesrule · 378 replies · 8,077+ views
    Newsday ^ | January 1, 2006 | SARAH KARUSH
    DETROIT -- No up-or-down vote necessary: Everyone from persons of interest to first-time callers will agree that 2005 offered more than its share of irritating words and phrases. Lake Superior State University on Saturday released its 2006 "List of Words and Phrases Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness." But please, don't call it "breaking news."
  • Liberal MP stars in video promoting [Scientology religion not a cult, Lee insists]

    10/26/2005 10:50:47 AM PDT · by Antioch · 4 replies · 401+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | October 26, 2005 | Glen McGregor
    The controversial belief system that counts movie stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta as devotees is winning support from a Liberal member of Parliament. Toronto-area MP Derek Lee appears in a recruiting video used by the Church of Scientology to attract new members in the United States. Some critics have denounced Scientology as a brainwashing cult that harasses its opponents and exploits the vulnerable for financial gain. But Mr. Lee says he supports some of the group's programs and is particularly impressed by its approach to rehabilitating drug addicts. "I'm way past the point of viewing them as just a...
  • Bush: Iran has right to civilian nuclear program

    09/13/2005 2:40:42 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 75 replies · 1,149+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 13, 2005
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Tuesday said Iran had a right to a civilian nuclear program if it did not gain expertise or materials to build an atomic weapon. The United States is concerned that Iran's nuclear program is aimed at producing weapons, and Bush said he would be "speaking candidly about Iran" with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who are gathering in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. "It is very important for the world to understand that Iran with a nuclear weapon will be incredibly destabilizing," Bush said at...
  • Nokia Unveils Digital-Music Player In a Cellphone

    04/27/2005 8:42:49 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 17 replies · 716+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/28/05 | David Pringle
    Nokia Corp., the world's largest cellphone maker, unveiled its first handset with a built-in hard drive, taking aim at the market for iPods and other stand-alone digital-music players. Nokia, of Espoo, Finland, said the cellphone, earmarked to go on sale world-wide in the fourth quarter, will be able to store 3,000 songs and have a built-in Wi-Fi radio and camera. Dubbed the Nokia N91, the device will have a retail price of about €700, or about $908, before any subsidies by cellphone-service providers, Nokia officials said. That price compares with about $200 for an iPod mini with a similar storage...
  • Man killed for saying hello

    04/04/2005 10:16:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies · 9,276+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | April 4, 2005 | Rob Singh
    A man was battered to death for simply saying "how are you" to a fellow customer at a shop counter. Witnesses told today that as Daniel Pater, 29, lay dying from his injuries, his killer stole his watch off his wrist and walked off. Two of Mr Pater's flatmates tried to help him but could not stop the stranger's punches.
  • This Freeper is switching sides. (Do not panic. Please stay calm. Repeat, please stay calm.)

    01/12/2005 3:27:44 PM PST · by ohioGOP · 439 replies · 5,914+ views
    ohioGOP
    I decided to change my ways. After a lot of soul searching, I've realized that the GOP does not have my best interests in mind. I can no longer support an administration and a party that cannot look beyond the immediate future and see the long-term consequences of their actions. I've thought about where this administration's policies will leave me and my future family in 30, 40, 50 years....and I do not like the picture. I never thought I would say this, but I'm turning blue. While some of you may call me a jackass, I am now proud to...
  • Song Parody: "Hello Mullah, Hello Fatah (Camp Osama)"

    09/29/2001 11:30:42 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 107 replies · 8,796+ views
    September 29, 2001 | Charlie Henrickson
    HELLO MULLAH, HELLO FATAH (CAMP OSAMA) Tune: "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (Camp Granada)" [which was to the tune, "Dance of the Hours"] Hello Mullah, Hello Fatah, Here I am at Camp Osama. Camp is very Entertaining, And they say we'll have some fun in basic training. I went bombing With Mohammed. He blew up like Halley's comet. No use going To the surgeons, There were parts of him enough for sixty virgins. All the Sunnis Hate the Saudis, And the innies Hate the outies, But there's one thing We agree on: All the beds are awful hard to get to ...
  • Hello Big Man - The Words That Told Father Of Jungle Kidnap Boy That His Son Was Safe

    09/25/2003 5:10:40 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 138+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-26-2003 | Peter Foster
    Hello Big Man - the words that told father of jungle kidnap boy that his son was safe By Peter Foster (Filed: 26/09/2003) After nine days lost in a "trance-like" state of anxiety, James Scott heard the words that told him beyond doubt that his son had come through the ordeal of 12-day trek in the jungles of Colombia. "Hello, Big Man," said 19-year-old Matthew over a scratchy Colombian telephone line - using the family nickname for his father, a very tall, retired orthopaedic surgeon. Despite his exhaustion, Matthew was sufficiently well to make light of his ailments, which included...
  • New here

    07/23/2003 8:50:55 PM PDT · by slickwilly · 7 replies · 172+ views
    Hello, just introducing myself. I am an angry middle aged patriotic (Bush backin') white male. Glad to have found my 'fellow' patriots!!
  • Just a quick hello.

    05/14/2003 1:01:59 PM PDT · by WWD-Steve · 10 replies · 176+ views
    05/14/03 | WWD-Steve
    Hi everybody. I've been a lurker for awhile now, and figured it was time to stop sneaking around the place and join the conversations with you great people. I look forward to taking part in many great threads with you all. Thanks for having me. Steve W.
  • Zeta Jones fails at early Hello! hearing (ATTENTION MAUREEN DOWD)

    01/28/2003 2:46:51 AM PST · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 325+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 28, 2003 | BBC News
    Hollywood Couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones - Note Absence of Maureen Dowd Hollywood stars Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas have failed to stop Hello! magazine's defence case being heard in a trial over publication of their wedding pictures. The celebrity couple are in a legal fight with the magazine after it published pictures of their wedding in November 2000. They have sued them for £2m over publishing the pictures days ahead of a deal made with Hello!'s rival, OK! magazine. During a preliminary hearing at London's High Court on Monday, senior judge Andrew Morritt did criticise...
  • Doctors FOR Guns Speaking Thursday, Sept. 19<P>As seen on "60 Minutes"

    09/18/2002 6:46:52 PM PDT · by Mr.B.goes.to.Washington · 44 replies · 227+ views
    John W. Brantuk, Sr.; Republican Nominee for CA Assembly, District 56 ^ | September 18, 2002 | John W. Brantuk, Sr. - Candidate for CA Assembly
    "ATF Night" continues to draw the BIGGEST Names in the movement to restore ALL of the Bill of Rights! This Thursday, September 19, in Culver City, California at "ATF Night" we will have as our Featured Speaker: Dr. Timothy WheelerDirector of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership. Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) is a project of the Claremont Institute launched in 1994. Headed by Dr. Timothy Wheeler, a southern California surgeon, DRGO has become a nationwide network of more than 1,400 physicians, allied health professionals, and others who support the safe and lawful use of firearms. Motivated by deep-seated prejudice...
  • Absentee Voting Program Kicks Into High Gear (Every Military Vote Counts!)

    08/14/2002 6:36:58 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 31 replies · 239+ views
    Absentee Voting Program Kicks Into High Gear By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2002 -- If you think your vote doesn't count, just ask George W. Bush and Al Gore. With the 2002 general election fast approaching Nov. 5, Federal Voting Assistance Program officials are sponsoring Armed Forces Voters Week, Sept. 1-7. The week is designed for military installations worldwide to highlight voting issues. "The objective is to create awareness of the electoral process and to motivate military members to participate in the upcoming general election," said Polli Brunelli, federal voting program director. "We want to...
  • Sexual Assault of Animals Now Illegal in Illinois (ROTFL ALERT)

    07/31/2002 8:47:35 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 201 replies · 1,103+ views
    IllinoisLeader.com ^ | July 31, 2002 | Springfield bureau
    Sexual Assault of Animals Now Illegal in Illinois Wednesday, July 31, 2002 By The Leader-Springfield Bureau Governor Ryan has signed into law a bill making sexual assault of animals illegal in Illinois. SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George Ryan signed a sexual assault bill into law last Thursday, with two new provisions to prosecute sexual crimes. One section of the new law is raising eyebrows. One provision of the new law makes it a Class 4 felony to engage in sexual conduct with an animal. If the act is done in the presence of a minor, or the animal suffers physical injury,...