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  • Canada's Trudeau Hits One MP, Grabs Another

    05/19/2016 6:54:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/19/16 | Brian Lilley
    Progressive golden boy Justin Trudeau showed his authoritarian colors on Wednesday as he threw a temper tantrum in Canada's legislature, grabbing one member of Parliament and elbowing a female member in the breast. Why? Trudeau was upset that opposition MPs had taken a few moments longer than he liked to begin voting on a key piece of his legislative agenda. Trudeau's Liberal government had made a motion to shut down debate on a bill that would allow assisted suicide in Canada. Opposition MPs on both sides of the issue claim the government bill is flawed and needs more debate and...
  • Las Vegas Strip sidewalk: Driver hits dozens of pedestrians in 'intentional' act

    12/21/2015 1:53:20 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 229 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-21-2015 | Faith Karimi
    (CNN)A driver careened into a crowded sidewalk several times on the Las Vegas Strip, injuring over 30 people in what authorities described as an "intentional" act. At least one person was killed and 37 others injured near the Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Sunday night, authorities said. Authorities said the woman was driving down Las Vegas Boulevard before her car jumped onto the sidewalk and struck pedestrians. She returned to the sidewalk at different spots and hit more people before barreling down the road, according to witnesses.
  • Hillary Hits Trump Hard

    09/13/2015 7:42:14 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 21 replies
    Bon Mots Original ^ | September 13, 2015 | Bon Mots
    I could see the MSM headlines... Hillary Slams Trump!
  • Guy Accidently Hits The Fap Button on His Mechanical Arm :)

    12/14/2014 11:52:14 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 26 replies ^ | Nov-17-2014 | unknown
    A man fitted with a mechanical arm goes about demonstrating how it works--with mixed (and hilarious) results.
  • IDF Hits More than 30 Terrorist Targets in Gaza

    06/30/2014 6:38:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 6/30/14 | Elad Benari
    The IDF launched extensive airstrikes in Gaza on Monday night, hitting more than 30 targets in the Hamas-controlled region. The IDF said in a statement that 34 terrorist targets throughout the region were targeted in the strikes. The statement noted that the airstrikes were in retaliation for rocket fire on southern Israel. “The IDF will continue to act decisively and as necessary against any party, until peace and the normal lives of the residents of the State of Israel are restored,” said the statement, which placed the responsibility for the rocket fire on Hamas and its different branches. Earlier Monday...
  • VA Scandal And Socialist Medicine

    05/20/2014 4:47:34 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 13 replies
    By now most of you have heard of the growing VA scandal in which veterans were placed on waiting lists by bureaucrats with the express intention that they die. Bureaucrats actually got bonuses based on cutting down the waiting list. What better way to cut down the list than to deny medical care to the sickest people? When did Obama find out about this mess within the executive branch he is head of? By media reports of course! This seems to be how Obama finds out about bad news in his administration. No one tells him, he has to read...
  • MUST LISTEN: Mark Levin hits back HARD

    05/07/2014 5:32:08 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 47 replies
    Mark Levin spent his first 2 opening segments exposing the lies behind the attacks on the Tea Party by the Republican Establishment, noting in summary were it not for the tea party, Nancy Pelosi would still be Speaker of the House. But more than that, Levin explains why the Establishment is fighting so hard agains the Tea Party: These “Republican leaders” only want to be in the majority if they can control the people we send to Congress. Mitch McConnell does not want anymore Ted Cruzes or Mike Lees or anybody else who’s going to give him trouble. He wants...
  • Nuclear fusion hits energy milestone

    02/12/2014 3:43:14 PM PST · by Kevmo · 31 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb 12, 2014 | Emily Chung,
    Nuclear fusion hits energy milestone Total energy input still far higher than output For the first time, fuel for a nuclear fusion reaction has generated more energy than put into it – a scientific milestone. Scientists and futurists have long dreamed of harnessing the energy of nuclear fusion, which powers the sun, here on Earth. An enormous amount of energy is released when multiple atoms collide and fuse to form a new, heavier atom — such as hydrogen fusing into helium. Hydrogen fuel is plentiful in sources such as seawater and the fusion process generates no radioactive waste, greenhouse gases...
  • Earthquake 5.8 Violently Hits Turkey Egypt and Cyprus

    12/28/2013 6:29:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | December 28, 2013 | Michael Smith
    An Earthquake registering 5.8 on the Richter Scale violently hits Turkey, Egypt, and Cyprus and it was reported to have happened at 3:21 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The center of the earthquake appears to be just off the coastline of Turkey, South to SSW from Antalya. The quake was felt as far away as Egypt where the tremors also reached 5.8 on the Richter Scale. Cyprus, which is 195 miles away from the quakes center also reported 5.8 scale tremors. Egypt, which is 695 miles away, reported the same Richter Scale measurement at the same time that the report was...
  • Countdown: US Hits Debt Ceiling in 84 Days

    11/16/2013 4:15:22 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 15, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    Twelve weeks from today, the US government will hit its borrowing limit. When Congress lifted the debt ceiling last month, for the first time ever, it pegged the increase to a specific date, rather than a dollar amount. The current borrowing authority expires in just 84 days, on February 7th.
  • TV Ratings: MSNBC Falls Below HLN in May, Rachel Maddow Hits Lows

    Fox News Channel maintains a handsome lead in primetime and total day, while primetime runner-up CNN continues a healthy climb from the lows of 2012. Averaging 539,000 viewers in primetime and 175,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demographic, MSNBC suffered double-digit drops from last May -- down a respective 20 and 19 percent.
  • Bus hits Miami airport overpass; 1 dead

    12/01/2012 7:18:01 AM PST · by Doogle · 13 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | 12/01/12 | AP via FOX
  • IDF fires warning shots into Syria after shell hits Golan

    11/11/2012 4:36:39 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies ^ | 11/11/2012
    The IDF fired warning shots into Syrian territory on Sunday after a mortar shell fired from Syria hit an IDF outpost in the Golan Heights. The incident follows a similar spillover from Syria on Thursday, when a shell from Syria exploded in Moshav Alonei Habashan. "Further attacks [from Syria] will illicit a vigorous response," the IDF Spokesman's Office stated. The military also sent a letter to the United Nations warning Syrian forces to be careful in avoiding fire into the Golan. Just hours earlier, Defense Minister Ehud Barak threatened that Israel would respond should stray Syrian ordnance continue to strike...

    10/13/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Democracy Forum | The Daily Star ^ | 10/7/2011 | Dominik Lemanski
    ABOVE: Jamaal Uddin was pictured putting up Sharia controlled zone stickers in Walthamstow. HARDCORE Islamists have vowed to ban booze and mixing between the sexes in new Sharia law enforcement zones across the UK. The move will see specific areas flooded with thousands of stickers saying "no gambling", "no music or concerts", "no porn or prostitution" and "no drugs or smoking". The posters declare: "You are entering a Sharia controlled zone - Islamic rules enforced." The radicals will kick off their controlled zones in the London borough of Waltham Forest later this month. They also claim their hardline rules will...
  • Small Business ad hits back at Obama

    07/20/2012 8:30:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/20/12 | staff
    This is exactly what needs to be said. Watch "These Hands" and tell us what you think.
  • Almost Fifty Years Ago – But These Songs Still Sound Good To This Old Man…..

    07/03/2012 7:56:08 AM PDT · by sussex · 50 replies ^ | 02/07/12 | The Aged P
    The big hits of 1963…. Difficult to believe that all these came out almost half a century ago (when I had just started out as a teacher) but each of them still gives me a buzz today, not just as a stroll down memory lane but because they are also still damn good songs.
  • Pakistan: "Hip-hop diplomacy" hits a snag as military briefly detains American dance troupe

    11/16/2011 9:13:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/16/11 | Marisol
    They had bin Laden living nearby for all that time in Rawalpindi, but dancers with cameras clearly face a zero-tolerance policy. An update on this story. "US hip-hop diplomacy hits speed bump in Pakistan," by Sebastian Abbot for the Associated Press, November 16: ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S. attempt to smooth relations with Pakistan using a bit of hip-hop diplomacy hit a speed bump Wednesday when the Pakistani military briefly detained an American music group accused of taking photographs of sensitive installations. The F.E.W. Collective, a hip-hop group from Chicago on a U.S.-sponsored tour of Pakistan, was traveling in embassy...
  • Perry hits back: Obama’s policies are ‘dumb’

    08/31/2011 9:28:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/31/11 | Caroline May
    On Sean Hannity’s radio show Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry defended himself against attacks that he is “dumb,” claiming what is really dumb is how the U.S. economy has worsened under President Obama. “It’s kind of the same old attacks they made on [Ronald] Reagan and I guess every prominent, effective conservative,” Perry told Hannity’s audience. “And the better we do down here in Texas, the more they are going to attack us. That’s fine.” “I think my record is going to stand the scrutiny of time across the country,” Perry added, noting Texas’ economic strength. His state has created...
  • Obama hits beach after Libya briefing

    08/21/2011 10:14:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/11 | ERICA WERNER (AP)
    ERICA WERNER (AP) - Associated Press EDGARTOWN, Mass. President Barack Obama enjoyed some beach time Sunday with his family on Martha's Vineyard, though not before getting briefed on developments in Libya. Under sunny skies, Obama, wife Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha spent the morning on a private beach in Edgartown. The outing came on the third full day of Obama's 10-day summer vacation and was his first excursion with his full family in tow. First, though, Obama was briefed by national security aides on developments in Libya, where rebels advanced on Tripoli, threatening Moammar Gadhafi's hold on power. White...
  • Obamacare Fables: The Greatest Hits (Video)

    07/19/2011 7:00:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 7/19/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Last week, I published The Ever-Expanding Catalogue of Obamacare Fables. This week, MRCTV and BreitbartTV bring you an excellent and handy video of Obama’s favorite health care takeover tall tales in his own words. All it needs is an “Unhappily Ever After” end page. Watch:
  • 'We're better off hiring skilled immigrants': Alan Greenspan hits out at young American

    07/15/2011 10:23:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/15/11 | Staff
    Former Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan, has lashed out at America's younger workforce, saying they don't match up to the 'baby boom' generation. Mr Greenspan said the U.S. is in the process of seeing the baby boomers, which he called 'the most productive, highly skilled, educated part of our labour force' retire. 'They are being replaced by groups of young workers who have regrettably scored rather poorly in international educational match-ups over the last two decades,' he added in the interview with Globalist. He went on to say how the average income of U.S. households
  • Libya Strikes Back, Hits NATO Warship

    05/17/2011 3:19:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/17/11 | Susan Jones
    From The Arizona Republic: Arizona may not wait for the federal government to finish building a fence along its 370-mile border with Mexico. A new law that goes into effect July 20 allows the state to build the fence itself, as long as it can raise enough private donations and get permission to build on federal, Indian, and privately owned land along the border. State Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, who sponsored the legislation, was meeting with Gov. Jan Brewer's staff Tuesday to discuss logistics. Speaking in El Paso, Texas, last week President Obama said the border fence is "now basically...
  • Dollar index hits 3-year low after U.S. ISM services data

    05/04/2011 9:14:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/4/11 | Rueters
    NEW YORK, May 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar fell to a fresh three-year low against major currencies on Wednesday after an industry report showed the pace of growth in the U.S. services sector unexpectedly eased in April. For details on data, see [ID:nN04125050] The U.S. dollar index, which measures the value of the greenback versus a basket of major currencies, fell as low as 72.696 . The dollar also hit a session low versus the euro and extended declines against the yen after the data.
  • Group’s Anti-Israel Message Hits Seattle Billboards

    04/22/2011 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/22/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    In December, the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) launched an anti-Israel bus-ad campaign accusing Israel of war crimes. That campaign was approved by the city, but after public outcry was eventually canned. Now, the SeaMAC has decided to enlarge its Israeli hate. The group has now paid for billboards that will trumpet its message. “We always planned to follow our bus ad campaign with additional messages in other venues. We had this Equal Rights banner designed before we launched our ‘Israeli War Crimes’ campaign in December,” Mark Eichinger-Wiese, recent chair of the SeaMAC steering committee, said in a press release....
  • Gold hits record and silver soars on dollar decline

    04/08/2011 11:21:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/8/11 | Frank Tang
    (Reuters) - Gold rose to a record high for a fourth straight day and silver surged on Friday, as a weaker dollar, the prospect of a U.S. government shutdown and inflation worries lifted precious metals in a broad commodities rally. Gold was set for its biggest weekly gain in four months, drawing support from renewed euro zone sovereign debt fears amid Portugal's financial crisis and inflation jitters as crude oil and corn hit new highs this week. Bullion broke above key resistance on technical charts and could target above $1,500 an ounce. The metal has risen more than 10 percent...
  • Oil hits six-month peaks on falling dollar, Fed move

    11/04/2010 9:14:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/4/10 | afp
    World oil prices hit fresh six-month peaks on Thursday as the dollar slumped on the back of the US Federal Reserve's new huge stimulus package aimed at boosting the American economy. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in December delivery rallied as high as 87.59 dollars, reaching a level last seen on May 4. It later stood at 87.46, up 1.08 dollars from Wednesday's close. New York's main contract, light sweet crude for December, surged to a similar high point at 86.05 dollars, before pulling back to 85.88, up 1.19 dollars. The dollar tumbled on Thursday after the Fed announced...
  • Obamacare hits! Closes pain-treatment program

    08/16/2010 7:56:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/16/10 | Bob Unruh
    Obamacare has landed in Denver, where doctors at a pain management clinic have been told they must stop treating patients with a successful process that extracts their own adult stem cells, cultivates them and then reinjects them to stimulate growth in damaged limbs. The word of the dispute comes from Dr. Christopher Centano of the Centano Schultz clinic, whose Regenexx, or Regenerative Sciences Inc., has been successfully treating patients with the process for several years. Centano confirms his work provides a much less costly and significantly more convenient alternative to knee or hip joint replacement surgeries, which sometimes require a...
  • Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend

    06/19/2010 1:16:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 688+ views
    Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend By Bridget Johnson - 06/19/10 03:37 PM ET President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden. The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and photographer David Katz. Nicholson and Katz, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, joined Obama for four hours of golf last weekend. The Republican National Committee released an ad soon afterward taking aim at Obama's golfing...
  • Obama Hits Golf Course With Biden...(2nd Round in Week While Gulf Oil Still Spews)

    06/19/2010 1:22:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 138 replies · 2,686+ views
    The Hill ^ | Saturday, June 19, 2010 | Bridget Johnson
    President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden. The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and photographer David Katz. Nicholson and Katz, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, joined Obama for four hours of golf last weekend. The Republican National Committee released an ad soon afterward taking aim at Obama's golfing during the ongoing BP oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Health Overhaul Hits Sales Commissions

    05/18/2010 1:09:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 593+ views
    Among the first to feel the effects of the nation’s health-care system overhaul are insurance salespeople, whose commissions for selling policies are themselves getting overhauled. The new law requires that insurers use at least 80% of the premiums to pay for medical care for patients rather than administrative costs and profit-taking. But many companies that sell health insurance to individuals and small businesses maintain a lower “medical loss ratio” because they use more of the premium to cover administrative expenses, including sales commissions.
  • Obama's Approval Rating Hits New Low

    04/02/2010 10:21:30 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 127 replies · 5,130+ views
    Last week, President Obama signed historic health care reform legislation into law -- but his legislative success doesn't seem to have helped his image with the American public. The latest CBS News Poll, conducted between March 29 and April 1, found Americans unhappier than ever with Mr. Obama's handling of health care - and still worried about the state of the economy. President Obama's overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill's passage in the House of Representatives. It's down 24 points since his...
  • Fox News Poll: Approval of President Obama Hits New Low

    11/19/2009 11:45:12 AM PST · by DadOfFive · 87 replies · 5,934+ views
    by Dana Blanton , President Obama's approval rating has hit a new low of 46 percent, even as a majority of Americans says he is providing the kind of leadership they expected. print email share recommend (2) President Obama's approval rating has hit a new low of 46 percent, according to a FOX News poll released Thursday. An equal number -- 46 percent -- disapprove of the job he's doing. Breaking down the numbers by political party shows how sharply split American voters are over the president's job performance. While 85 percent of Democrats approve of their party leader,...
  • Report hits Geithner over AIG bailout

    11/16/2009 5:33:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 665+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/16/09 | EAMON JAVERS
    The government’s watchdog over the bank bailout program is criticizing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s handling of one of the most sensitive moments of last year’s financial meltdown, questioning decisions he made while heading up the New York Federal Reserve Bank. The new report criticizes the New York Fed’s decision in the fall of 2008 to bail out insurance giant AIG by covering its clients’ losses, sending tens of billions in taxpayer dollars to overseas banks.
  • Health care plan hits rich with big tax increases

    11/02/2009 11:04:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 747+ views
    yahoo ^ | 11/2/09 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON – The typical family would be spared higher taxes from the House Democratic plan to overhaul health care, and their low-income neighbors could come out ahead. Their wealthy counterparts, however, face big tax increases that could eventually hit future generations of taxpayers who are less wealthy. The bill is funded largely from a 5.4 percent tax on individuals making more than $500,000 a year and couples making more than $1 million, starting in 2011. The tax increase would hit only 0.3 percent of tax filers, raising $460.5 billion over the next 10 years, according to congressional estimates.
  • Swedish daily hits back at critics of IDF organ harvest story

    08/19/2009 7:15:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1,018+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 8/19/09 | Assaf Uni and Barak Ravid
    A Swedish newspaper provoked outrage in Israel and drew condemnation from Sweden's ambassador on Wednesday after it ran a story on transplant organ theft, a report an Israeli official branded anti-Semitic "hate porn". The editor of Aftonbladet, Sweden's largest daily newspaper, hit back hard, at both Israel and at the Swedish envoy for attacking his paper's coverage.
  • Accounts differ on alleged attack on mayor

    05/21/2009 10:41:58 PM PDT · by BellStar · 41 replies · 1,344+ views
    Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2009, 11:01PM | By ALLAN TURNER and THAYER EVANS
    Denshay Benson, 17, is being held in lieu of bail totaling $10,000 on misdemeanor charges of assault with bodily injury and deadly conduct with a vehicle. 17-year-old high school senior was in jail Thursday night accused of assaulting the mayor of League City after an argument over a roadway incident in Clear Lake Shores overheated. Police say he punched her as he tried to leave, but his girlfriend says the mayor instigated the incident and used a racial epithet while cursing him loudly. Denshay Benson, 17, is charged with endangering Toni Randall with his vehicle and later knocking her to...
  • As flu hits, holes in W.H. health team

    04/27/2009 8:06:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 474+ views
    Politico ^ | 4/27/09 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    The Obama administration declared a “public health emergency” Sunday to confront the swine flu — but is heading into its first medical outbreak without a secretary of Health and Human Services or appointees in any of the department’s 19 key posts. President Barack Obama has not yet chosen a surgeon general or the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His choice to run the Food and Drug Administration awaits confirmation
  • CA: Recession hits male workers more (It's a "he-cession" 1.5-point spread, historic,hugh,growing)

    04/03/2009 11:20:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 674+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/3/09 | Greg Burns
    It's a "he-cession" out there and, man, it's brutal. Today's government employment report is expected to bring bad news about job losses in a tough economy. The pain will be worse, however, for one gender more than the other. To a much greater extent than in past recessions, men are bearing the brunt. In December 2007, when the economy started tanking, unemployment ran nearly even at 4.4% for men and 4.3% for women. In February, that tally had shot up to 8.8% for men and 7.3% for women, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 1.5-point spread is historic...
  • Bicyclist going 45 mph hits bear in Boulder County

    06/26/2008 11:23:59 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 55 replies · 300+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 6/26/08 | Shaun Boyd
    BOULDER — A cyclist in Boulder County was injured after a run-in, literally, with a bear. Tim Egan, 53, was riding on Old Stage Road Tuesday afternoon when suddenly a bear appeared in front of him. Egan hit the bear and ended up skidding across the road. "This bear looked at me with a look of terror on his face and sort of made a noise," said Egan. "I looked at him with a look of terror and we went, 'aaaahhhhh.'"
  • Fifty Years Of DARPA: Hits, Misses And Ones To Watch

    05/15/2008 4:13:48 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 165+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-15-2008 | Duncan Graham-Rowe
    Fifty years of DARPA: Hits, misses and ones to watch 18:00 15 May 2008 news service Duncan Graham-Rowe The internet: Precisely who 'invented' the mass of linked computer networks that is today's internet is a moot point. But it wouldn't have happened without the ARPANET network built by DARPA in the 1960s. The idea was to make a "self-healing" communications network that still worked when parts of it were destroyed. It was the first network to transmit data in discrete chunks, not constant streams, and led to the development of the TCP/IP specification still in use today. GPS: We...
  • Smoking ban hits French cafe culture

    12/28/2007 3:14:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 98+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/28/07 | Jamey Keaten - ap
    PARIS - From next week, one of France's most iconic institutions — the smoky cafe — will be but a hazy memory. The extension of France's smoking ban to bars, discotheques, restaurants, hotels, casinos and cafes on Jan. 1 marks a momentous cultural shift in a country where thinkers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir once held court while clutching cigarettes in Left Bank cafes. For smokers, this is the most distressing part of a phased smoking ban that began last February in workplaces, schools, airports, hospitals and other "closed and covered" public places like train stations. But many...
  • America Supports You: Adventure Trip Hits Mark With Veterans

    10/31/2007 4:54:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 41+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    ST. JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands, Oct. 31, 2007 – Five days after their adventure began, seven injured veterans packed up with the satisfaction of knowing they’d done what they set out to do: conquer sand, sea and the cloud of mosquitoes that seemed to follow them everywhere. Kevin Pannell (left) works on Andrew Butterworth's broken prosthetic leg in Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands on Oct. 21, 2007. The two former soldiers, who both lost legs serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, were part of a small group of wounded veterans on a paddling trip to the island. Photo...
  • Immigration deal hits political reality (Ron Fournier - AP)

    05/18/2007 2:04:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1,388+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/07 | Ron Fournier - ap
    WASHINGTON - One of the nation's most vexing political and social issues — how to deal with millions of illegal immigrants — can be solved only if Congress and the White House embrace the same can-do spirit that marked this week's tentative deal. Don't count on it. Forged in secrecy, the proposal now faces the harsh realities of the public arena, its fate in the hands of politicians averse to compromise or taking chances. In particular, the 2008 presidential candidates seem determined to play politics with immigration: They're changing their tone and positions, or hedging to meet election-year demands. "In...
  • Think the Internet is a warren of Liberal websites? Think Again!

    09/23/2006 3:53:22 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 38 replies · 1,669+ views
    Beltway Boys 9/23 broadcast | 9/23/2006 | Me
    Was just watching BB, and they were saying that the general impression that the Internet is awash in :Liberal websites and posters, but in fact, while ther may be more Dim/Lib websites..the statististics show that the top 5 Repub/consevative websites/blogs, get more than twice as many "hits" as the top 5 Dim/Liberal sites...whod'a thunk??? Yes, FR was one of them! :-) Sorry no link availiable..i checked BBs page, but nothing.
  • Fallen Marine's promise to aid girl hits roadblock

    07/22/2006 7:57:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 627+ views
    ModBee ^ | jul 21, 2006 | ROGER W. HOSKINS
    Some miracles are harder than others to come by. On Wednesday, it looked like the Marines, a congressman and the Blue Star Mothers had moved enough medical mountains to keep a fallen Modesto Marine's promise to save a dying Iraqi girl.
  • CA: Meal aid hits new high: Half of state public school students join program

    07/18/2006 12:27:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,537+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 7/18/06 | Andrew Becker
    More than half of California's K-12 public education students enrolled in free or reduced-price meal programs last year, the first time that the majority of youngsters were approved for assistance, according to state and federal officials. California was one of a dozen states where the majority of students were certified for such programs, said Jean Daniel, a U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman. In Contra Costa, almost a third of all students signed up for the federally subsidized lunch and breakfast programs, the third school year in a row the county has seen an increase in the percentage of students. Nearly...
  • Britain Hits Back At Russia As G8 Tension Escalates

    07/13/2006 6:58:39 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 888+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-14-2006 | Graeme Green
    Britain hits back at Russia as G8 tension escalates By Graeme Wilson (Filed: 14/07/2006) Tensions between Tony Blair and Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, over human rights and energy security surfaced yesterday as the Prime Minister prepared to fly out to this weekend's G8 summit in St Petersburg. Downing Street offered a robust response after Mr Putin criticised Anthony Brenton, Britain's ambassador to Moscow, for interfering in Russia's "internal" affairs by attending an opposition conference. Mr Putin criticised the ambassador for interfering in domestic affairs The Prime Minister's spokesman said that Mr Brenton had made clear he was not attempting...
  • Rocket Hits Kandahar Airfield; Enemy Continues to Target Civilians

    07/02/2006 12:54:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 343+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 2, 2006 – An investigation continues today into a June 30 rocket attack on Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan that injured 10 people, military officials reported, while extremists continue to target Afghan civilians. Three people were treated for their injuries and were released, officials said. Six people were reported to be in stable condition, and one person was in serious condition at the base hospital, officials said. "Taliban extremists employ rockets in a manner that makes them highly erratic and inaccurate," said Army Lt. Col. Paul Fitzpatrick, Combined Joint Task Force 76 spokesman. "Unfortunately, this time a rocket...
  • 84-Year-Old Widow Hits $10 Million Jackpot

    04/20/2006 9:20:20 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 711+ views ^ | 4 19 06 | JOHN CURRAN
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (April 19) - For 84-year-old Josephine Crawford, the golden years just got a lot more golden. After a night playing the slot machines, the retired waitress widow was about to call it quits Tuesday when she hit a $10 million jackpot - the biggest in the history of casino gambling in Atlantic City. Crawford, who gambles here twice a week and has been going to the casinos since the first one opened in 1978, had never won more than $1,000 before she came into the big money at the nickel slots at Harrah's Atlantic City. The widow...
  • Case of Accused Teen Terrorist Hits More Legal Roadblocks

    04/06/2006 4:13:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 238+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 6, 2006 – The military commissions case of accused terrorist Omar Khadr, which has already dealt with questions about pre-trial publicity, was confronted with more legal issues yesterday, with the defense team facing an ethical dilemma and then going on to challenge the presiding officer's fitness to serve. The defense's ethical dilemma came after Canadian-born Khadr, 19, told the court he was boycotting the proceedings because he was not being treated fairly, even though he was cooperating in the commissions. Khadr's defense counsel, Marine Lt. Col. Colby Vokey, said the boycott came because Khadr...