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  • Man drives 100s of miles with corpse passenger

    06/04/2014 2:45:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | June 4, 2014 | Corey Williams
    A Detroit-area man was so determined to get to Michigan from Arizona that he refused to stop and contact authorities after one of his passengers died, police said Wednesday. The man, a 62-year-old Clinton Township resident, has not been charged and authorities were awaiting toxicology results from an autopsy performed on the body of the 31-year-old woman who died.
  • TBN Drops "Love Worth Finding Ministries with Adrian Rogers" Broadcast Beginning January 19, 2014

    01/13/2014 1:11:38 PM PST · by Maudeen · 17 replies
    TBN Broadcast Love Worth Finding Website ^ | January 14, 2014 | Maudeen
    This on the LWF site: Friends of LWF, We were recently notified that after January 19, TBN will no longer air the Love Worth Finding Television Program. Call us at 1-800-274-5683 for help in finding a station in your area. http://www.lwf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=tbn
  • NSA director modeled top secret war room to look like the bridge of Star Trek's Enterprise

    09/15/2013 2:23:51 PM PDT · by Irenic · 34 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 15 September 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    NSA director modeled top secret war room to look like the bridge of Star Trek's Enterprise As head of the Army's Intelligence and Security Command, Keith Alexander gave orders from the odd room designed with tax dollars Alexander now heads the embroiled NSA The director of one of America’s largest spy agencies is catching flack for once working from a war room built with American tax dollars to mimic a fantastical space ship. Keith Alexander heads up the National Security Agency and in addition to a lot on controversial revelations about his organization, a recent profile of the top spy...
  • Decades Before Chavez Dies

    01/11/2013 4:50:01 AM PST · by nyds · 1 replies
    New York Daily Sun ^ | 11/01/13 | Dominic Whiteman
    The failure of the sick President-elect of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, to show up yesterday for his necessary swearing in as the nation’s President at Venezuela’s Supreme Court was emblematic of a man who has cared little for law or procedure whilst ruling Venezuela as a dictator for over a decade now.
  • Discovery orders Steve Jobs documentary with 'Mythbusters' hosts

    10/12/2011 2:13:17 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 10/11/2011 | by James Hibbard
    Discovery has ordered a documentary on the life of the late Steve Jobs, with the Mythbusters duo on board to host. The network is teaming with NBC’s Peacock Productions for iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, a one-hour special. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who celebrate the spirit of innovation on Discovery’s hit Mythbusters, will host the show.“Someone once said that to follow the path that others have laid before you is a very reasonable course of action, therefore all progress is made by unreasonable men,” Savage said. “Steve Jobs was an unreasonable man. He didn’t simply give...
  • Troy Davis executed in Georgia

    09/21/2011 9:10:07 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 114 replies
    (CBS/AP)  JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death. Defiant to the end, he told relatives of Mark MacPhail that his 1989 slaying was not his fault. "I did not have a gun," he insisted.
  • ZOT! The 400 Richest Americans Pay An 18% Tax Rate

    07/26/2011 11:01:49 AM PDT · by moshiach · 141 replies
    The 400 richest Americans used to pay 30% of their income on the average to Uncle Sam. Today, they pay 18% on the average. The main reason for the drop in their tax rate of some 40% is the tax cuts by George Bush in 2003, taking the rate paid on dividends and capital gains down to 15%.
  • WHITE HOUSE TO RELEASE BIN LADEN DEATH PHOTO

    05/03/2011 7:46:02 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 27 replies
    Breaking on Drudge ^ | 03 MAY 11 | DCBRYAN1
    WHITE HOUSE RELEASES BIN LADEN DEATH PHOTO Tue May 03 2011 10:22:50 ET President Obama has decided to release at least one photo showing Osama Bin Laden's death. The images, being described as 'graphic', are bound to stir emotions in the east and the west, and will likely become the most viewed photographs in modern history. Developing...
  • Bin Laden Dead: Video animation of terrorist leader's final moments

    05/02/2011 1:12:46 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 11 replies
    Taiwanese News Animators ^ | 5/02/11 | Patrick1
    Check out this video from our TNA friends. If only this is the way it really went down!
  • Russians Vote to Bury Vladimir Lenin, 87 Years After Death

    01/26/2011 7:58:19 AM PST · by Bringbackthedraft · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/26/11 | TARA KELLY Tara Kelly –
    Since 1924 visitors from around the globe have flocked to Moscow's famous Red Square to view the body of former revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin. But now, the Bolshevik could be relocating six feet under if the Russian people have their way with him.
  • You get what you deserve vanity (This is so lame that the title will not be zotted.)

    06/23/2010 5:46:44 PM PDT · by oneway · 131 replies · 1+ views
    none | Today | Me
    Jim Rob gets what he deserves... Crappy response time on servers because he shut down those who would dare to question Bush and the epic failure that he was.... I got hosed because I dared pointing out Bush was an epic failure...sorry DAD...I didn't toe the line Free Republic used to be something else....it actually stood for something... Now this is just an echo chamber.... Too damn bad....this from the guy that spent thousands of dollars on Sore Loserman signs, stickers and FR donations.... and pushed that...the guy who pushed back tons of dollars to FR.... Now FR is slowly...
  • Firing squad: An eyewitness account of Gardner's execution

    06/18/2010 8:20:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 103 replies · 2,541+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 6/18/2010 | Nate Carlisle
    Draper » Ronnie Lee Gardner's head, covered by a black hood, remained upright. His body sat straight in the chair to which it was strapped. As my eyes traveled down Gardner's left arm, past his dark blue jumpsuit, I saw his pale white skin appear below his elbow. Half a faded blue tattoo, some kind of diamond shape, stuck out from the restraint around his wrist. At the bottom of his restraint, I focused on his fist. Gardner died much the way he lived -- with a clenched fist. Yes, this was my first time witnessing an execution. I...
  • Holder says US still hopes to take bin Laden alive

    04/14/2010 2:09:42 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 427+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 04/04/10 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    Under pressure from Republican critics, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday the U.S. still hopes to capture and interrogate Osama bin Laden but expects the al-Qaida leader won't be taken alive. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the attorney general was peppered with questions about terrorism issues, including the planned shutdown of the Guantanamo Bay detention center and where those suspects should be sent for trial. The hearing didn't have the confrontations that marked his appearance last month before House lawmakers, however. During the earlier hearing, questions about what legal rights might be granted to suspected terrorists led Holder to...
  • Obama's top priority is to boost jobs: White House

    01/19/2010 12:35:21 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 47 replies · 1,164+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 19, 2010 | Alister Bull
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's top goal as he enters a second year in office is to lift U.S. job creation and revitalize the economy, the White House said on Tuesday. "The top priority is to continue to work hard on getting this economy back on track and creating jobs," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told a news briefing.
  • State Department updates bin Laden's Most Wanted photo for age, changes in facial hair

    01/15/2010 1:18:16 PM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 612+ views
    AP ^ | January 15, 2010
    The U.S. State Department has updated its 1998 file photo of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, digitally altering it to account for a decade of age and possible changes in his facial hair. There is a $25 million bounty on bin Laden's head for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya. Bin Laden is now 52. And he is believed to be hiding in the lawless Pakistan frontier bordering Afghanistan, though his exact whereabouts have been unknown since late 2001, when he and a small contingent of body guards walked out of...
  • Check in with your Favorite Elvis Song on his 75th Birthday, Plus INTRO TO ELVIS (ILLUSTRATED)

    01/08/2010 8:27:10 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 89 replies · 3,254+ views
    1/8/10 | Cinnamon Girl
    A few curious facts for the new to Elvis: Elvis Aaron Presley was born January 8, 1935 in a little house in Tupelo, Mississippi. He had a stillborn brother Jesse Garon Presley. There was no doctor yet present during the birth and Elvis' parents put him in a shoebox in the oven to keep him warm. His real hair color as an adult was dark blond. His eyes were extremely blue.He was shockingly different for the 50's and stunningly talented: Heartbreak Hotel Elvis was one of the most beautiful (I would argue THE most beautiful person) ever photographed. Men and...
  • Texas Executes Killer of 11-Year-Old Girl

    12/03/2009 7:45:38 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 36 replies · 1,285+ views
    Associated Press via Comcast.net ^ | December 3, 2009 | Michael Graczyk
    <p>A 44-year-old Texas man was executed Thursday evening for raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl, despite pleas from his attorneys he was too mentally impaired to qualify for capital punishment.</p> <p>Bobby Wayne Woods received lethal injection about a half-hour after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to halt his punishment, which was delayed briefly until the high court ruled in his case. His lawyers had argued Woods was mentally impaired, making him ineligible for execution, and that previous appeals to spare Woods' life were unsuccessful because of shoddy work by his lawyer at the time.</p>
  • Osama bin Blurry

    10/29/2009 2:44:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 78 replies · 1,290+ views
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix ^ | October 28, 2009, 3:36 pm | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "According to one of my most trusted sources, the blurry image seen on the tape is indeed Osama bin Laden. One of the reasons that this is convincing is that the blurry image remains in the video. As Sahab, which produces al Qaeda's propaganda, is very selective in the information it releases, and rarely leaves garbage in its videos. As Sahab intentionally leaves in this clip, for reasons unknown. Does al Qaeda want to generate a buzz? Is this a hidden message? Perhaps this is a precursor to a new bin Laden tape?"
  • Buzzards gotta eat, same as the worms

    09/30/2009 12:42:46 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 16 replies · 683+ views
    Nuke Gingrich ^ | 9/30/09 | Nuke Gingrich
    John Evander Couey, convicted child rapist and murderer has died, depriving Florida and the family of Jessica Lunsford of seeing Couey's death sentence carried out. Mark Lunsford, the victim's father once said of Couey, that he wouldn't mind if Couey died at the hands of another inmate, saying “I would be buying a lot of cigarettes for someone.” Looks like Mr. Lunsford won't have to buy those cigarettes after all. Couey died of cancer today in prison.
  • Dirt on Saul Alinsky? (ULTIMATE turnabout... )

    09/19/2009 4:13:41 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 43 replies · 2,100+ views
    Dawns on this poster -- that the ultimate "turnabout is fair play" would be to humiliate and bring down the one person who *invented* the left's politics of personal destruction: Saul Alinsky.
  • Mary Jo's Murderer Is Finally Dead

    08/26/2009 5:00:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies · 2,309+ views
    Cake Eater Chronicles ^ | August 26, 2009 | Kathy Nelson
    ...evidence from the inquest suggested that she survived for hours due to a air pocket. If only Teddy would have called the police, had called for any kind of help, she might have survived...
  • 47O44 on Obama Kenyan Certificate

    08/04/2009 4:36:57 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 73 replies · 3,199+ views
    47O44. I think I can see where the number comes from now. Its the 47th Copy Birth Certificate issued that year/month/day, by O for Oduya, the Deputy Registrar, and 44 refers to the Register/book it's recorded in.
  • Michael Jackson Reportedly Will Be Buried in Muslim Traditions

    07/03/2009 5:39:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 71 replies · 5,722+ views
    Ace show biz ^ | 7-1-09 | unattributed
    A source close to the Jacksons has exclusively revealed to X17 Online that family will likely have a traditional Muslim burial for late Michael Jackson. "The family is considering following the Muslim burial traditions because they believe Michael would have wanted to be laid to rest in keeping with his new-found religious beliefs," says the source. "Michael's brother Jermaine is educating the family as to the special rites because he feels it's important to bury his brother according to the Muslim way," adds the source. Despite earlier reports that both public and private memorial services for the late music performer...
  • Caught on Tape: What the Nixon tapes tell us about the Republican Party

    06/30/2009 9:04:38 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 52 replies · 2,075+ views
    Slate ^ | Monday, June 29, 2009 | Christopher Hitchens
    I wonder sometimes whether the Nixon tapes really will just continue to be the gift that never stops giving. I was in college when Richard Milhous Nixon was first elected president, and I can still remember the profound sense of loathing and disgust that I experienced at the mere sight, let alone the sound, of him and of his most especially repellent sidekick Henry Kissinger. Wiser and older people tell you that the passions of your youth will dry up and that a more sere and autumnal condition will overtake you as maturity advances, but the thought of the Nixon...
  • Michael Jackson is dead [Updated]

    06/25/2009 2:45:23 PM PDT · by libh8er · 1,875 replies · 74,681+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6.25.09
  • Police Found Freddie Mac CFO Dead by Hanging

    04/22/2009 7:45:06 AM PDT · by xtinct · 287 replies · 13,257+ views
    abc ^ | 4/22/09 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN, JACK DATE and ANN COMPTON
    Law enforcement sources said they found David Kellermann, acting chief financial officer of mortgage company Freddie Mac, hanging in the basement of his Reston, Va., home, dead from an apparent suicide early this morning. Virginia police say they found David Kellermann, acting chief financial officer of mortgage company Freddie Mac, hanging in the basement of his Reston home, dead from an apparent suicide early this morning. (ABC News)The death was "an active investigation" and there were "no signs of foul play," Fairfax County police officer Sabrina Ruck said. Local police said they were called to Kellermann's home at 4:48am. Kellermann,...
  • Osama bin Laden nearly impossible to catch or kill, say experts (now that Obama is president)

    03/16/2009 11:45:29 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 1,582+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, March 14th 2009 | James Gordon Meek
    Killing Osama may be a top priority for President Obama, but it's almost Mission Impossible - like it was for his predecessor - if the terror leader is holed up high in Pakistan's snowy peaks, experts say. "The new people are going to face the same problems," warned a top adviser to President Bush. The U.S. has been secretly training for years, however, in case the CIA scores that rarest prize: Bin Laden's home address. But they already know his neighborhood. It's been a challenge, however, gaining intel on the region. Bin Laden hunters have had to turn to Lonely...
  • Still out of sight, Fidel Castro pens new book (adds new meaning to term 'ghost writer')

    11/12/2008 6:28:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 322+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/11/08 | AP
    HAVANA – Cuba on Wednesday presented a new book by Fidel Castro, who has not appeared in public since undergoing emergency intestinal surgery in July 2006 but who authorities claim spent more than 400 hours working on the manuscript. "La Paz en Colombia," or "Peace in Colombia," explores Cuba's role in attempts to end Colombia's civil war, which has raged for more than four decades. The 265-page book was presented during a Havana ceremony that Castro did not attend, though one of his sons was there, as was Ricardo Alarcon, head of the country's rubber-stamp parliament. Several rounds of peace...
  • Cooey Put To Death (He wasn't too fat to be executed, after all)

    10/14/2008 10:08:59 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 37 replies · 1,539+ views
    The Ohio News Network ^ | 10/14/08 | Unattributed
    LUCASVILLE, Ohio — A death row inmate convicted of murdering two women 22 years ago was set to death Tuesday without any family members present. ~snip~ The 5-foot-7, 267-pound Cooey had tried to avoid execution by arguing that his obesity would prevent humane lethal injection because viable veins in his arms are hard to find. ~snip~Cooey dined Monday evening on the special meal he ordered, including T-bone steak with A-1 sauce, onion rings, french fries, four eggs over easy, toast with butter, hash browns, a pint of rocky road ice cream, a Mountain Dew soft drink and bear claw pastries.
  • SENIOR AL QAEDA COMMANDER ABU SAEED AL-MASRI KILLED IN PAKISTAN

    08/11/2008 10:37:17 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 85 replies · 1,102+ views
    reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 12, 2008
    SENIOR AL QAEDA COMMANDER ABU SAEED AL-MASRI KILLED IN PAKISTAN - SECURITY OFFICIAL
  • Medellin Executed For Rape, Murder of Houston Teens

    08/05/2008 8:08:06 PM PDT · by Lurker · 210 replies · 450+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5 August 2008 | ALLAN TURNER and ROSANNA RUIZ
    Medellin Execute For Rape, Murder of Houston Teens Link Only
  • Where's the Beef? Mystery Grows Surrounding Whereabouts of Adam Gadahn

    05/19/2008 4:03:22 AM PDT · by gridlock · 29 replies · 176+ views
    Conterterrorism Blog ^ | 5/18/08 | Evan Kohlmann
    This afternoon, Al-Qaida's As-Sahab Media Foundation has released the second audio recording of Usama Bin Laden in the space of only three days--this time, openly addressed "to the Islamic nation." But, perhaps what is most interesting about Bin Laden's latest set of audio recordings is not what they contain--but rather, what they inexplicably lack: the English-language subtitles and matching transcript that have, until recently, been a customary feature of professional-quality As-Sahab videos. An analysis of the history of As-Sahab recordings and their evolution over time would seem to indicate that the responsibility for creating these English-language products fell largely on...
  • Bin Laden vows to fight Israel on 60th anniversary

    05/16/2008 2:09:26 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 68+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | May 16, 2008
    Excerpt - DUBAI, May 16 (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden vowed in an audio tape marking Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations to continue the fight against the Jewish state and its allies and not give up an inch of Palestinian land. "We will continue, God permitting, the fight against the Israelis and their allies ... and will not give up a single inch of Palestine as long as there is one true Muslim on earth," the al Qaeda leader said in the tape posted on an Islamist website on Friday. Bin Laden said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was at the heart of...
  • Castro looks frail, alert in new photos

    01/15/2008 7:18:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 152+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/08 | Andrea Rodriguez - ap
    HAVANA - Fidel Castro looked frail but alert and even playful in a series of official photographs taken during a meeting with Brazil's president on Tuesday, the first images of the ailing Cuban leader released in about three months. Wearing a tracksuit and tennis shoes that have become his trademark since he fell ill, Castro is seen seated and grinning, his beard well-trimmed and his hair combed as he talks with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. In some images, Castro is seen pretending to snap pictures with a camera. The pictures were given to reporters as Brazil's leader left...
  • Che Guevara remembered 40 years on

    10/08/2007 7:43:34 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 35 replies · 1,642+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 October 2007 | Rigoberto Diaz
    LEFTIST leaders and sympathisers marked the 40th anniversary of the death of revolutionary icon Ernesto Che Guevara today in Cuba, where he is buried, and Bolivia, where he was killed in 1967. Cuba's Acting President, Raul Castro, led the main event under a giant bronze statue of the guerrilla fighter in the town of Santa Clara, some 300 kilometres (186 miles) east of Havana. Convalescing Cuban leader Fidel Castro, 81, was absent, but a homage he penned was read in public. The Argentine-born doctor-turned-guerrilla was "a flower torn up prematurely by the stem. I bow my head to pay tribute...
  • Researcher: Bin Laden's beard is real, video is not (Osama has assumed cave temperature)

    09/13/2007 9:47:20 AM PDT · by shirtlesszacefron · 90 replies · 3,361+ views
    Cnet News.com ^ | 9-12-07 | Robert Vamosi
    Krawetz says the inner frame of bin Laden was resaved at least twice, and not at the same time. The images show fine horizontal stripes on bin Laden and a background indicating these came from interlaced video sources. In contrast, the text elements, such as the As-Sahab logo, appear to be from non-interlaced sources. The September 7 video shows bin Laden dressed in a white hat, white shirt and yellow sweater. Krawetz notes "this is the same clothing he wore in the 2004-10-29 video. In 2004 he had it unzipped, but in 2007 he zipped up the bottom half. Besides...
  • New bin Laden video surfaces

    09/10/2007 10:36:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 39 replies · 918+ views
    CNN.com ^ | Sept 11, 2007 | (none)
    (CNN) -- A new video purportedly featuring an introduction from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden appeared on the Internet Tuesday, the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. In the video's introduction, a voice identified as bin Laden's praises 9/11 hijacker Waleed al-Shehri, from Saudi Arabia. He sat in seat 2B on American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into World Trade Center's north tower.
  • Latest Bin Laden Video Is a Forgery: All References to Current Events Are Made During Video Freeze

    09/09/2007 3:57:28 AM PDT · by George Maschke · 409 replies · 21,787+ views
    Booman Tribune ^ | Sep. 9, 2007 | George Maschke
    Osama Bin Laden's widely reported video address to the American people has a peculiarity that casts serious doubt on its authenticity: the video freezes at about 1 minute and 36 seconds, and motion only resumes again at 12:30. The video then freezes again at 14:02 remains frozen until the end. All references to current events, such as the 62nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan, and Sarkozy and Brown being the leaders of France and the UK, respectively, occur when the video is frozen! The words spoken when the video is in motion contain no references to contemporary...
  • Bin Laden Expert: He's Winning (BARF)

    09/08/2007 7:39:57 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 51 replies · 1,316+ views
    SeeBS ^ | 09/08/07 | SEEBS
    (CBS) "People of America," he says, "lend me your ears." So says the most wanted man in the world, Osama bin Laden, appearing in a new videotape which has surfaced nearly six years after the attacks of September 11, 2001. In it, he rails against Western corporations, neoconservatives, and Democrats in Congress, telling Americans they had voted for Democrats to stop the war, but in his words, the majority party hasn’t made a move worth mentioning. CBS News consultant Michael Scheuer, a former CIA analyst and author of "Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror" and...
  • Groups: Bin Laden Plans Video on 9/11

    09/06/2007 2:55:53 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 131 replies · 7,431+ views
    AP ^ | 6 Sep 07 | Unknown
    Egypt (AP) - Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden plans a new video addressing the American people regarding the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, terror monitoring groups said Thursday. SITE Intelligence Group said an Internet announcement of the plan included a photo of the al-Qaida leader from the upcoming video—his beard, which in previous messages had been streaked with gray, was entirely dark.
  • Merv Griffin has passed away. RIP, Merv.

    08/12/2007 8:45:42 AM PDT · by Robe · 127 replies · 7,390+ views
    FOX NEWS | 08/11/07 | Self
    Just reported on FOX News TV
  • BREAKING: FIDEL CASTRO IS DEAD (Claims leading Cuban Blog)

    08/24/2007 12:31:34 PM PDT · by FormerACLUmember · 735 replies · 47,649+ views
    Babalu ^ | 8-24-07 | Val Prieto
    My cellphone has not stopped ringing for the past ten minutes. Various sources inform that an announcement will come within the next few minutes from the Cuban government on Cuban TV and media. Stay tuned and we'll see if we've been manipulated once again or if today is the birth date of Cuba's liberty. Update: Here's the deal and what I know up to now, as of 1500 hours, August 24, 2007: First, South Florida Law Enforcement is on alert. An EOC (Emergency Operations Center) has been set-up and manned somewhere in Homestead. Im also told Local and State government...
  • IRAN: PORNOGRAPHY PRODUCERS TO GET DEATH PENALTY UNDER NEW LAW

    05/01/2007 7:12:36 AM PDT · by bedolido · 80 replies · 2,263+ views
    adnki.com ^ | 4-30-2007 | staff writer
    Tehran, 30 April (AKI) - The culture committee of the Iranian parliament approved on Monday a bill sentencing to death producers of 'pornography', videos and films deemed vulgar by the country's censorship. The draft law will now go to parliament where it is expected to be approved by an ample majority. Amateur porn films have a properous market in Iran and can fetch up to 30 euros each. The market, tolerated for a long time, became a nationwide issue earlier this year after a porn film of popular television actress, Zohre Mir Ebrahimi, having sex with her partner, was released.
  • Sayyaf chief dies while in Navy’s custody (Philippines)

    04/22/2007 4:19:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies · 546+ views
    The Manila Times ^ | April 22, 2007 | Anthony Vargas
    Sayyaf chief dies while in Navy’s custody An alleged Abu Sayyaf leader reportedly died while in the custody of naval personnel in Zamboanga City, where he was brought for interrogation, a military officer said Saturday. The officer, who requested not to be named, said Tandico Saddae reportedly succumbed in a hospital in Zamboanga, where he was brought after complaining of chest pains Friday night. Saddae reportedly tried to escape by jumping from a Navy ship while being brought to Zamboanga from Tawi-Tawi, where he was arrested.“He jumped after asking his guard to [untie] him so could pray. He tried to...
  • New Al Qaeda Tape Expected Soon But Still No Bin Laden

    02/12/2007 3:37:38 PM PST · by LSUfan · 32 replies · 1,056+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12 Feb 07 | Hoda Osman
    A new statement by al Qaeda's No. 2 man, Ayman al Zawahri, will be posted on the Internet soon, according to a banner on a militant Islamist Web site. It will be Zawahri's third statement this year alone, in sharp contrast to the fact that nothing has been heard from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden since an audiotape released last July. "It raises speculation that bin Laden may be dead or incapacitated," Middle East political analyst Salameh Nematt told ABC News. The statement is entitled "Lessons, Examples and Great Events in the Year 1427" (the Islamic year that ended...
  • US intelligence on Osama bin Laden 'cold'

    02/12/2007 10:35:15 AM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies · 1,521+ views
    THE United States believes Osama bin Laden is still alive, but intelligence on the al-Qaeda mastermind has gone "cold". The former comander of US forces in Afghanistan, Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry told CNN: "Our working assumption is that Osama bin Laden is alive." But asked whether he knew where bin Laden was located, Lt. Eikenberry said: "The intelligence has gone cold on Osama bin Laden." "The search for Bin Laden will continue because this man has committed mass crimes and atrocities against the American people," he said. "Our military will not rest until that man is found, captured or killed,"...
  • Jim Morrison Poem Used in New Global Warming Campaign

    02/03/2007 5:19:30 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 35 replies · 2,748+ views
    Rock 103 Memphis ^ | January 31, 2007 | Staff
    His poem "Woman In The Window" is set to music and will be released as a single in April. Rock legend Jim Morrison is helping the fight against global warming from beyond the grave, with the release of a song he wrote. Environmental campaigners have taken a poem, "Woman In The Window," written by Morrison shortly before he died in 1971, and set it to music, with the help of New Order and former Jane's Addiction star Perry Farrell. The track was given to Farrell by the Jim Morrison estate. It will be released as a single in April. Dan...
  • Lost Jim Morrison Song Found

    01/17/2007 12:33:04 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 30 replies · 2,057+ views
    Rock 103 ^ | January 15, 2007 | Staff
    Late Doors frontman Jim Morrison is to make an unlikely comeback - an unreleased song featuring the rocker has been found. "Woman in the Window" will be featured on a forthcoming album by rockers Satellite Party. The new song will feature both Morrison and vocals from Satellite Party. An industry insider says, "To hear Morrison performing on a new track is obviously going to be a dream come true for fans. It's being tipped as a massive hit." The icon died of heart failure in 1971, at age 27.
  • Castro surgery seems to have been botched: experts

    01/16/2007 5:48:48 PM PST · by Huntress · 174 replies · 3,652+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/16/07 | Tom Brown
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro has long prided himself on Cuba's doctors and free public health care system, but that system seems to have let him down after he fell ill in July , U.S.-based doctors said on Tuesday. Based on a report in Tuesday's edition of Spain's El Pais newspaper, the doctors -- who have no first-hand knowledge of Castro's condition -- said Castro had received questionable or even botched care at the hands of health experts on his communist-ruled island. "It's not a good story. Too bad they didn't send him to Miami for surgery," said...
  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, is dead. (unconfirmed)

    01/04/2007 1:02:39 PM PST · by drellberg · 206 replies · 12,405+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 4, 2007 | Michael Ledeen
    Nothing follows ... No mention on any other major news sites.