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  • Pro-gun poster girl is shot in the back by her four-year-old son while driving in Florida.

    03/09/2016 7:41:49 AM PST · by wyowolf · 47 replies
    A high-profile pro-gun activist was rushed to hospital after she was shot in the back by her four-year-old son after he found her pistol lying on the back seat of her truck. Jamie Gilt, 31, who posts about firearms on her social media accounts was driving through Putnam County, Jacksonville, Florida yesterday in her truck when she was wounded. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Liberal defenders of the poor still fascinated with Scott Walker’s credit card debt

    08/04/2015 5:38:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I suppose Scott Walker is still polling a little too well for the comfort level of liberal commentators. If that weren’t the case, one wonders if they would still be so obsessed with the financial situation of one of the least wealthy candidates for the presidency. But since this tired story is being whipped up for another lap around the campaign track, let’s check in on the latest financial burdens being discussed around the kitchen table in the Walker household. (National Journal) Gov. Scott Walker has two credit-card debts of more than $10,000 apiece on separate cards and is...
  • New U.S. series films women giving BIRTH in the wild with no help from doctors

    06/05/2014 5:41:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 5, 2014 | Joshua Gardner
    A new reality show announced by Lifetime on Wednesday will follow young parents who forego not only hospitals during the birthing process, but also any shelter at all. Born in the Wild will portray the men and women who decide that giving birth surrounded by only the beauty and serenity of nature and away from any doctors or modern interventions is the way to go. Inspired by the huge popularity of a YouTube video that shows a woman giving birth in a tropical creek, some critics say such a show could kick off a dangerous trend that will endanger mothers...
  • John Kerry likens Crimea 'fervor' to WWII build-up

    03/18/2014 10:18:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    NDTV ^ | 4-19-14 | AFP
    US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia on Tuesday against any military incursion into eastern Ukraine and likened the "nationalistic fervor" fueled by the Crimea crisis to the build-up before World War II. Any moves by Russia to march into eastern Ukraine "would be as egregious as any step that I can think of that would be taken by a country in today's world, particularly by a country like Russia, where so much is at stake," Kerry said. (SNIP) Kerry said comments from Putin about what was happening in Crimea "just didn't jive with reality or with what's happening...
  • U.S. government: Americans are 'killer zombies'

    03/18/2014 6:11:28 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    WND ^ | March 18,2014 | Steve Peacock
    A bloodthirsty zombie version of the Uncle Sam character bites the neck of a foreign man in a promotional video the Obama administration is using to catch the attention of Pakistani youth. Voice of America, through a local cable company, currently distributes “Zindagi 360,” a program VOA uses to target young adults in Pakistan, but the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors is setting its sights higher. BBG now is aiming for a Pakistan-wide broadcast of the show, which “focuses on topics that resonate with young people in Pakistan,” such as music and “life in America.” The topics apparently include the...
  • McCain: 'Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country'

    03/17/2014 12:46:18 AM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-16-14 | Dylan Stableford
    Sen. John McCain returned from a trip to Ukraine on Sunday, calling for "a fundamental re-assessment" of the United States' relationship with Russian Vladimir Putin. “No more reset buttons," McCain told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union." “No more reset buttons, no more ‘Tell Vladimir I’ll be more flexible.’ Treat him for what he is. That does not mean re-ignition of the Cold War. But it does mean treating him in the way that we understand an individual who believes in restoring the old Russian empire.” McCain, who has been critical of the Obama administration's response to the...
  • John McCain Is Going To Ukraine

    03/12/2014 3:41:00 PM PDT · by Errant · 80 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12 March 2014 | Tyler Durden
    . Three weeks ago, John Kerry came, saw, and launched a blitz-diplomatic campaign which promptly resulted in, well, Russia annexing Crimea. Now it is the turn of that other foreign policy titan, neo-con John McCain, to complete Kerry's job and finally launch the GDP-boosting World War III. He may have the chance to do that as soon as Thursday, when he, along with other senators, is slated to travel to Ukraine to "show support for the government there." Or, said otherwise, to show support for the government that is in power thanks to an illegitimate and deadly coup that took...
  • Medved: White House Protection for Black-Out Drunks

    01/31/2014 6:25:40 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Truth ^ | 30JAN2014 | Michael Medved
    Do American young women deserve a sacred, federally-protected right to engage in reckless, irresponsible and even illegal behavior with no fear of consequences? Vice President Biden seems to think so. After a White House meeting in January to announce a new task force to curb sexual assaults on campus, the ever-effusive VEEP declared that every woman should expect such federal protection “no matter what she’s wearing, no matter whether she’s in a bar, in a dormitory, in the back seat of a car, on a street, drunk or sober.” His remarks accompanied the release of a new report by the...
  • The Daughter Problem: Obama and Teen Girl Sex Panic

    06/13/2013 5:02:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 6/13/13 | Ann Friedman
    Over-the-counter emergency contraception has just survived a fourteen-year slog through the federal bureaucracy, with the Justice Department announcing this week that it will finally allow people of all ages to purchase the pill without a prescription. Obama backed down when it looked like a lawsuit over the age restriction would make it all the way to the Supreme Court. Apparently, after years of citing paternal concerns as the reason his administration has ignored the recommendations of doctors and lawyers, he just doesn’t want to continue to have this fight in public. In April, when Obama became the first sitting president...
  • U.S. Government Lends $105M to Brazil—to Build Aquarium

    12/07/2012 6:36:29 PM PST · by opentalk · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The U.S. Export-Import Bank,an agency of the federal government,is lending $105 million to the Brazilian state of Ceara to help build an aquarium in its capital city of Fortaleza. “An anticipated tourist attraction,the aquarium will boast four floors housing 25 large tanks containing approximately 15 million liters of water and showcasing 500 marine species and 35,000 individual specimens,” the Export- Import Bank said in a press release. “The aquarium will also feature interactive exhibits,two 4D cinemas,one 3D cinema, and an educational platform
  • Wasserman Schultz: ObamaCare Not A Tax, IRS "Easiest" Way To Enforce Penalty ("roll the dice")

    07/03/2012 4:01:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Wasserman Schultz: ObamaCare Not A Tax, IRS "Easiest" Way To Enforce PenaltyPosted on July 2, 2012 **SNIP** "The way we usually think of taxation, Wolf, is that taxation as the IRS administers is collected on broad swaths and large categories of individuals. This is a penalty that will be assessed on the tax return if you choose to roll the dice and make us all pay for your being irresponsible and increase all of our health care costs," Wasserman Schultz said on the Monday evening broadcast of CNN's "The Situation Room."
  • Obama's proposals evasive and irresponsible

    01/25/2012 6:15:36 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/12 | Rich Lowry
    Don't worry, America. There's nothing that ails this country that can't be made right by a catalogue of piddling proposals that will be forgotten tomorrow--and oh yeah, more taxes on the rich. Such was the message of President Obama's State of the Union address. It made Bill Clinton's notoriously endless lists of poll-tested banalities look like artistry by comparison. It was light and forgettable, so insubstantial it could have floated off the teleprompter. It was spend more here, create a new program there, carve out a new subsidy in the tax code over there--and repeat as necessary, for over an...
  • The 8 Most Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Toys

    10/25/2011 6:38:17 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 51 replies
    cracked ^ | October 19, 2011 | Tracy V.
    These days, if a stuffed animal's plastic eye so much as wiggles, that toy is recalled faster than you can say "class action lawsuit." Back in the day, though, child safety consisted of just getting out of the way and letting natural selection do its thing. If a kid was too dumb to play with a toy the right way, well, he'd just have to learn to get along with one less eye. That meant molten glass, molten metal, hazardous chemicals -- all were included in toys back then ... on purpose.
  • Flashback: Obama Calls Bush ‘Unpatriotic’ for Adding to National Debt

    08/25/2011 5:03:15 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 10 replies ^ | August 24, 2011
    “The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents -- number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back -- $30,000 for every man, woman and child. It's irresponsible. IT'S UNPATRIOTIC!”
  • Girl, three, dies after shooting herself in head with gun.. father left her home alone.....

    07/14/2011 5:38:13 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 July, 2011 | Fiona Roberts
    A three-year-old girl died after accidentally shooting herself in the head with a gun she had found hidden under a mattress, police said. Lilianna Moore, three, had been left home alone by her father, who was out visiting his girlfriend when his daughter picked up the loaded gun in a bedroom at their apartment in St Louis, Missouri. Neighbours reported seeing a paramedic racing out of the building carrying Lilianna's limp body in his arms, blood pouring from her head. The horrific accident happened at around 8.40pm on Tuesday, as Lilianna played in a bedroom at her home in the...
  • Geithner calls GOP debt limit plan 'irresponsible'

    06/29/2011 10:05:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies ^ | 6/29/11 | AP
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is strongly criticizing a Republican proposal that would prioritize interest payments on the nation's debt and cut spending rather than raise the borrowing limit. Geithner says in a letter addressed to Sen. Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, that the idea is "a radical and deeply irresponsible departure" from previous practices by presidents of both parties. The letter was copied to 16 other Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
  • 300+ yard shot (boar) with ancient Mosin/Nagant

    04/11/2011 9:15:19 PM PDT · by wendy1946 · 19 replies
    Youtube vid: Long sight radius, shooter likely set the Mosin sight on the 300 meter setting, and it worked out for him.
  • Turns Out the Homeless Man with the Golden Voice Had a Home to go to All Along ...

    01/07/2011 12:21:57 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 54 replies · 1+ views
    A viral video vaulted Ted Williams and his golden voice to fame, but the real hero of this story is the woman he left behind. Patricia Kirtley raised four daughters alone after Williams split 23 years ago and dove down the rabbit hole of drugs. Not only that, Kirtley took in the baby boy the radioman had with another woman and raised him as her own. Oh, and by the way, she's partially blind.
  • 999! Someone's stolen my snowman

    12/03/2010 3:26:13 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 55 replies ^ | 3 Dec 2010 | unattributed
    A woman dialled 999 to report a theft – of a snowman outside her house. Police said she thought it demanded their involvement because she had used pound coins for the eyes and teaspoons for the arms. The woman, from Chatham, Kent, has been “spoken to” by officers to advise her about what constitutes a real emergency. Chief Inspector Simon Black, from Kent Police’s force contact and control centre, said: “This call could have cost someone’s life if there was a genuine emergency and they couldn’t get through. “It was completely irresponsible. Kent Police issued a transcript of the “completely...
  • Flight Attendant Had Long Imagined Escaping Down Chute [JetBlue / Steven Slater]

    08/11/2010 8:40:24 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 70 replies
    NY Times Blog ^ | 09/11/10 | COREY KILGANNON & LIZ ROBBINS
    “For 20 years, I thought about it,” he said in an interview on Wednesday morning. That is how long he’s been in the industry. “But you never think you’re going to do it.” On Monday, on a full flight that had just landed from Pittsburgh, he did. ... Following his arraignment on Tuesday, his court-appointed lawyer said that Mr. Slater had intervened in an altercation involving a female passenger before the flight left Pittsburgh for Kennedy International Airport. The woman had been squabbling with another passenger over access to the overhead luggage bins. Her identity remains unknown. A document submitted...
  • The Increasingly Self-Pitying Obama White House

    08/11/2010 10:33:35 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 9, 2010 | Peter Wehner
    SNIP...I’ll reserve final judgment until I read the entire piece. But based on these excerpts — which presumably reflect the thrust of the 10,000-word article — what is striking is the degree of self-pity we find in Obama’s advisers, which is reflected in the president’s words and attitude as well. Team Obama sounds nothing so much as overmatched and overwhelmed, unable to understand what has gone wrong, and increasingly bitter toward the nation’s capital and the pace and nature of politics.
  • Placing the blame as students are buried in debt (barf alert)

    06/02/2010 5:42:59 AM PDT · by jdsteel · 35 replies · 926+ views
    New York Slimes via Yahoo ^ | 06/02/10 | jdsteel
    Like many middle-class families, Cortney Munna and her mother began the college selection process with a grim determination. They would do whatever they could to get Cortney into the best possible college, and they maintained a blind faith that the investment would be worth it. Today, however, Ms. Munna, a 26-year-old graduate of New York University, has nearly $100,000 in student loan debt from her four years in college, and affording the full monthly payments would be a struggle. For much of the time since her 2005 graduation, she's been enrolled in night school, which allows her to defer loan...
  • VIDEO: Obama says the US will "bring the Iraq War to an irresponsible end."

    12/02/2009 10:50:39 PM PST · by Thirteen · 382+ views
    YouTube ^ | December 02, 2009 | CQblogger
    A Teleflubbie from the Obama speech on Afghanistan. Watch Obama stumble as he says that the US will "bring the Iraq War to an irresponsible end." (22 seconds in)
  • Hot dogs all over the world

    06/24/2009 7:54:51 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies · 392+ views
    Power Line ^ | June 24, 2009 | Scott Johnson
    As (John noted) last night, Barack Obama's formulaic denunciation of the Iranian crackdown, stopped short of giving up on his hot dog diplomacy with Iran. (Fox News reports) Iranians will have to decide whether they want to attend Fourth of July celebrations at U.S. embassies, President Obama said Tuesday, linking their attendance to the potential for warming between the two nations. The United States and Iran don't have formal diplomatic relations but Obama said that it's up to the Iranian diplomats to decide whether to use an invitation to attend embassy festivities as an opening. "I think that we have...
  • Throw The Bum Out

    04/29/2009 9:53:27 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 2 replies · 234+ views
    Train of Thoughts | April 29,2009 | Train of Thoughts
    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the national media made a headline out of every niggling trip a corporate CEO took in the company jet. The flames of public outrage were stoked as one editorial after another demanded to know how they could be so audacious, so wasteful, so negligent of shareholders' interests, when the companies they were supposed to be running were bleeding red ink, reaching out to the government for bailouts, etc. etc. ad infinitum. Remember the outcry to "throw the bums out?" But when the entity is the United States government, and the...
  • Underdogs Don’t Need Bailouts

    03/03/2009 9:56:14 PM PST · by Sake Mike · 1 replies · 256+ views
    FMK Firearms ^ | Jim Pontillo
    Detractors of my columns continuously chide me a free-market zealot lunatic inebriated by capitalist ideology, unable to recognize criminals subjugating poor suckers, even when we catch them red handed. Some of my Democrat friends (I actually have a couple) admonish my laissez-faire ideals and ask, “Jim, don’t you root for the underdog?” I thought I was the underdog. No college degree, no rich parents, no “connections” to wealthy influential businessmen or politicians who might aid my rise. Only if I was a black woman lesbian, then I would have the whole package! All this talk about the failure of the...
  • GOP's Jindal calls Obama's plan irresponsible (GOP response to Obama's speech to Congre$$)

    02/24/2009 5:36:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,092+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/24/09 | Charles Babington - ap
    WASHINGTON – Republican leaders are calling President Barack Obama's handling of the economy irresponsible and wrongheaded, saying it will increase taxes and government debt. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who may challenge Obama in 2012, said Tuesday that the Obama-backed stimulus package will "grow the government, increase our taxes down the line, and saddle future generations with debt." Although he said Republicans are willing to work with Obama and congressional Democrats, his remarks continued the generally harsh GOP reactions to Obama's bid to boost the economy with billions of dollars in spending. ... In excerpts released early, Jindal suggested that Obama...
  • Top 10 Bailout-Sponsored Junkets

    02/07/2009 12:46:16 AM PST · by Tempest · 32 replies · 617+ views
    Eat, drink, and be merry -- someone will bail you out. After the humiliation of haggling over bailouts, there comes the post-bailout party. Staff of supposedly ailing companies are living it up on more than a prayer. See where and how they celebrated government money and keeping their jobs.
  • Arizona School District to Give Condoms on Prom Night

    04/08/2008 4:02:37 AM PDT · by KentuckianaHeadhunter · 45 replies · 361+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 07, 2008 | By Bob Unruh
    A school board in Arizona has decided that condoms are among the items that should be given to students attending this year's prom. The school board in the Bisbee District voted 4-1 at a recent meeting to include the condoms in a "prom bag" that will be given to prom-goers this year. A spokeswoman in the office of Supt. Paul McDonald confirmed the condoms would be handed out to the event celebrants, along with other items such as picture frames, balloons and candy. "The governing board approved [this]," she told WND. "They are to have what they call prom bags,...
  • UN official warns of ignoring warming(ignoring urgency of global warming "criminally irresponsible")

    11/12/2007 2:45:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 40+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/12/07 | Arthur Max - ap
    VALENCIA, Spain - The U.N.'s top climate official warned policymakers and scientists trying to hammer out a landmark report on climate change that ignoring the urgency of global warming would be "criminally irresponsible." Yvo de Boer's comments came at the opening of a weeklong conference that will complete a concise guide on the state of global warming and what can be done to stop the Earth from overheating. It is the fourth and last report issued this year by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace prize. Environmentalists and authors of the report expected tense...
  • Obama remark angers Pakistan - Official: Threatened strike 'irresponsible'

    08/04/2007 11:40:11 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 36 replies · 988+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 4, 2007 | Mike Dorning, Washington Bureau Tribune reporter Noreen Ahmed-Ullah contributed from Chicago
    WASHINGTON - First Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was attacked by political rivals at home. Now he is under fire from abroad. A senior Pakistani government official Friday criticized as "irresponsible" a threat Obama made this week to launch unilateral American military strikes against Al Qaeda havens in a remote border region of the Muslim nation. Obama's comments also stirred street protests in Pakistan and criticism from Pakistani-Americans living in the Chicago area. "It's a very irresponsible statement, that's all I can say," Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khusheed Kasuri told AP Television News. "As the election campaign in America is heating...
  • Liberals' "Bar" Tab: $508, 950.00 and Running

    07/28/2007 10:17:19 AM PDT · by tsmith130 · 8 replies · 823+ views
    Redstate ^ | 07/28/2007
    With the new majority raising the bar on ethics, new directions for America, and faith in Government, we should all be grateful for the lengths to which they will go to bastardize the Constitution and destroy the intended functions of the Executive branch. I happen to have come across (THIS) little beauty from the Tony Snow press briefing of 25 July. Consider what the Dims are doing with YOUR money over this non-scandal, solely for the purpose of keeping bad Bush press in the fore so you won't notice that they CONTINUE to accomplish a whole lotta NOTHING in their...
  • Report Reveals 2.2 Million Borrowers Face Foreclosure on Subprime Home Loans

    12/19/2006 6:46:37 PM PST · by finnman69 · 145 replies · 2,519+ views
    Yahoo finance ^ | 12/19/06
    Billions of Home Ownership Wealth to be Lost by Minority Americans; Chart Contains Detailed MSA-Specific Projections of Home Foreclosure Impacts WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) study reveals that 2.2 million American households will lose their homes and as much as $164 billion due to foreclosures in the subprime mortgage market. Titled, "Losing Ground: Foreclosures in the Subprime Market and Their Cost to Homeowners," the CRL study is the first comprehensive, nationwide review of millions of subprime mortgages originated from 1998 through the third quarter of 2006. CRL's research suggests that risky lending practices...
  • GOP says ‘I do’ to bigotry... (Editorial by Edward M. Kennedy)

    06/04/2006 11:31:55 PM PDT · by Panerai · 48 replies · 1,216+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 06/05/2006 | Edward M. Kennedy
    It’s no wonder that the American people are frustrated with the Republican Congress. Americans deserve progress, but instead are bombarded with politics driven by fear and division. They deserve action on the challenges we face as a nation - an endless and costly war in Iraq, skyrocketing gas prices and soaring health-care costs. Rather than dealing with real priorities, the Republican leadership is focused on writing discrimination into the Constitution. Just like the circus surrounding the Senate’s effort to intrude into the Terry Schiavo case, today the Senate will begin debate on the Federal Marriage Amendment - a wholly inappropriate...
  • Oprah’s insensitivity

    05/31/2006 9:52:28 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies · 424+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 30, 2006 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Recently, Oprah Winfrey aired a special show featuring author and Holocaust survivor, Elie Weisel. Oprah and her guest toured Auschwitz, a Nazi death camp in Poland. Weisel was a survivor of Auschwitz. Winfrey...uttered a statement that was an insult to the millions of Americans and others who fought against Hitler's war machine. Speaking to Weisel, Winfrey said of the Holocaust, this all went on while the world did nothing. Winfrey made her comment based on Weisel's statement that the Allies knew of places like Auschwitz as early as 1942. The truth is, some historians do not agree with Weisel's take...
  • Democrats Should Declare Censure Move 'Irresponsible'

    03/21/2006 9:23:20 AM PST · by Jean S · 10 replies · 784+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 3/21/06 | Mort Kondracke
    The best thing that can be said about the call by Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) to censure President Bush is that practically none of his colleagues is backing him up. Democrats are not, as he charges, "cowering" in the face of possible Republican allegations that they are pro-terrorist. Rather, they don't want to distract attention from the main Democratic assaults on Bush and the GOP - that he's "incompetent" and that Republicans are in "disarray."Moreover, as The New York Times reported Thursday, Feingold's move is being used by Republicans, right-wing talk show hosts and conservatives in general to motivate the...
  • Defeat and Retreat (RNC's Video on Dems Anti-War remarks)

    12/09/2005 6:43:06 AM PST · by slowhand520 · 213 replies · 11,539+ views
    Let me guess. These words were taken out of context.

    12/08/2005 3:46:41 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 353 replies · 16,065+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | December 8, 2005 | Matt Drudge
    The DRUDGE REPORT has learned from a top GOP operative that the Republican National Committee will provide state parties with a web video prior to release tomorrow afternoon that shows a white flag waving over images of Democrat leaders making anti-war remarks. The ad is in response to the controversial comments Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean and 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry made earlier in the week. A Democratic strategist who had the web ad described to her said, “This is way over the top but we have no one to blame but Dean, Kerry and others who continue...
  • Couple poisoned children to escape debts (France; Family of 7; one girl dead)

    10/19/2005 10:32:31 AM PDT · by bizzyblog · 16 replies · 826+ views
    AFP via Expatica ^ | October 18, 2005 | NONE--Wire Story
    Couple poisoned children to escape debts BEAUVAIS, France, Oct 18 (AFP) - A French married couple poisoned their five children in a desperate bid to escape spiralling consumer debt but only their 11 year-old daughter succumbed to the injection of insulin, a court was told Tuesday. Emmanuel and Patricia Cartier, aged 37 and 44, accumulated EUR 230,000 euros of debt divided between more than 20 bank and loan accounts, and when they could no longer meet repayments resolved to take the family "to a better place", the court heard. However the murder-and-suicide pact went wrong on August 19, 2002, when...
  • Brit sex tape on the way---(They make T.P.T. look good)

    10/05/2005 11:02:50 AM PDT · by misterrob · 78 replies · 3,887+ views
    The Sun Online ^ | 10/5/05 | BECI WOOD
    BRITNEY Spears and Kevin Federline reportedly fear a steamy home video is about to be made public. A member of the singer’s entourage is believed to have copied one of the couple’s personal video tapes – allegedly recorded while Britney was still expecting baby son Sean Preston - and is threatening to release it. A source told America’s US Weekly magazine: "He has threatened to release raunchy footage of the two taken before Spears looked pregnant.”
  • Making a Dent in Liberal Disinformation: Irresponsible Politics – All Kvetch, no Content

    07/01/2005 5:11:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 330+ views
    It doesn’t really matter why they do it. Democratic (and some Republican) politicians and party operatives vocally oppose U.S. foreign policy and international efforts. They may be seeking personal political leverage. They may deeply believe that if their group gains a majority they can make everything right in the world. They may even believe that they are being “patriotic” by vocally dissenting. They’re wrong, no matter what they believe. There are no bounds on political rhetoric today. Up until a few years ago (read: before 9-11), American politicians generally abided by the phrase “politics ends at the water’s edge.” This...
  • Cicero's 42 BC comments on Dick Durbin

    06/16/2005 12:48:22 PM PDT · by milbuf · 50 replies · 1,918+ views
    vanity | 42 BC | Marcus Tullius Cicero
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. "For the traitor appears not a traitor – he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots...
  • Geldof Denounced As 'Irresponsible'

    06/01/2005 5:55:27 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 530+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-2-2005 | Auslan Cramb
    Geldof denounced as 'irresponsible' By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent (Filed: 02/06/2005) Politicians, senior police officers, church leaders and businessmen yesterday condemned Bob Geldof's "irresponsible" plea for a million people to march on Edinburgh. They gave a warning that a mass protest at the start of the G8 summit next month could cause a tragedy and seriously damage the cause of anti-poverty campaigners. Five miles of metal security fence are being erected around the Gleneagles Hotel estate Police said they were happy to deal with events already planned, including a march by about 100,000 people on July 2, but could not...
  • Son of Bich (Caption This)

    05/14/2005 6:02:34 AM PDT · by ekidsohbelaas · 63 replies · 3,050+ views
    Yahoo Photos ^ | Friday the 13th (Boo!) | AP
  • Ford criticizes 'white media'

    02/09/2005 6:40:52 AM PST · by Maigrey · 64 replies · 2,754+ views
    The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal ^ | 9 February 2005 | by Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE -- In his first public remarks about the controversies surrounding him, state Sen. John Ford lashed out at "white media" in a speech Tuesday to Tennessee NAACP leaders, whom he asked to issue a statement in his defense. Ford said he is the target of press attacks because he's successful and doesn't "kowtow" to the media, which he said never reports on his record of helping others. Instead of criticism, he said he should receive "kudos" for supporting his children and the children of others. The Memphis Democrat was one of several state officials who addressed about 150 NAACP...
  • What's with all the dead scientists?

    01/26/2005 4:41:33 PM PST · by Middle-O-Road · 231 replies · 3,894+ views
    What's the deal with all the dead scientists?
  • Did anyone see the comedian on HBO, "A smoking pile of zotted ashes?"

    01/20/2005 8:10:38 PM PST · by Derek2012 · 110 replies · 3,131+ views
    Derek, RIP.
    Ever hear of how republican's always call the liberal left "Whiner's"? Well, take a look at Wa. State, ...who are the Whiner's now? LOTS OF LAUGHS! Boy, the shoes on the other foot now! I think it's great, don't you? These people deserve it..! Has anyone seen the comedian on HBO, who gave a discription of a "Republican"? Wow was that great, and very very true.
  • American Dreamers: Led into temptation(Immigrant Sob Story Puke Alert!)

    01/09/2005 9:58:32 AM PST · by got_moab? · 11 replies · 480+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | 01/09/2005 | LYNN ARDITI
    Silvia Reyes follows temptation toward oceanfront property in Westerly. On this chilly November afternoon, the view from the passenger seat of her husband's 2004 Toyota Sienna LE minivan is of shuttered motels and boarded bathhouses. Silvia turns down the volume on the Latino music playing over the radio and studies the flier she had tucked between the front seats. "Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Reyes," it states, "you have been chosen to receive a fabulous New England Escape package." The promotion promises free restaurant and shopping coupons. All they have to do is listen to a sales pitch. "How many weeks...
  • South America To Endorse Arab Terror?

    01/07/2005 10:04:01 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 11 replies · 345+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 7, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    The respected columnist Andres Oppenheimer of the Miami Herald has gotten hold of a pretty seamy secret document showing an emerging alliance between South America and the Arab League. The 28-page draft document for a May 10-11 summit in Brazil will endorse Arab terrorism and condemn Israel. It would also 'study' the 'root causes' of terrorism, and 'distinguish' the kinds of terrorism they justify and the kinds they can condemn without consequence. We all well know what that means. Oppenheimer writes: My conclusion: South American countries are playing with fire by extending the focus of the summit to Middle Eastern...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
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