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  • (Baltimore) City sees 40 homicides, more than 100 shootings this month

    05/30/2015 8:57:21 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5-30-2015 | Ian Duncan/Carrie Wells
    Baltimore Police announced May's 40th homicide victim Saturday, making it the city's deadliest month in a quarter of a century. Justin Mensuphu-Bey, 23 — who also went by Justin Bey, according to court records — was fatally shot in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard in Pigtown Friday night, police said. The last time the city had 40 homicides in a month was August 1990, when the city had 42 and its population was significantly larger. So far, 2015 has seen 113 homicides. The 100th shooting of the month also happened early Saturday morning. A woman was found shot in...
  • Hawaii Island man dies after being impaled by swordfish

    05/30/2015 12:05:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 87 replies
    KHON ^ | 5-30-2015 | KHON
    Hawaii Island police report that a 47-year-old fisherman died Friday in Kailua-Kona during a fishing accident. Responding to a 10:48 a.m. call, police learned that a swordfish had been observed in Honokohau Harbor and that fisherman Randy Llanes of Kailua-Kona had jumped into the water with a spear gun. The fish was then seen thrashing about, leaving a puncture wound to the man’s upper chest. Hawaii County Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and attempted CPR. They took Llanes to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m. Acting Sgt. David Matsushima of the Kona patrol...
  • From death row to freedom, Paula Cooper dead of apparent suicide (Pope John Paul II Interceded)

    05/26/2015 5:03:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 59 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | 5-26-2015 | Dan Carden
    Paula Cooper, a Gary native who at age 16 was the youngest death row inmate in the United States before an international outcry helped reduce her sentence, killed herself Tuesday near an Indianapolis office building. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said officers were called to the 9500 block of Angola Court, near the northwest Indianapolis-Carmel border, Tuesday morning in response to a report of a body lying near a tree. The Marion County coroner's office confirmed that Cooper, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:38 a.m. Indianapolis time from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Cooper's death...
  • Promoters of renewable energy failed to account for the return of cheap oil

    05/15/2015 2:15:38 PM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid and expensive demise is that central planning doesn’t work. What crushed green energy was the boom in shale oil and gas along with the steep decline in the price of fossil fuel that few saw coming just a few years ago.
  • Argentina’s “Strongest Man” stabbed to death by scavenger

    05/06/2015 7:49:52 PM PDT · by dennisw · 13 replies
    themodernsurvivalist. ^ | May 5, 2015 | FerFAL
    Argentina’s “Strongest Man” stabbed to death by scavenger Posted on May 5, 2015 by FerFAL Alan Garay (43 years old) was a 260 pound “strongman” that won competitions both in Argentina and Spain. He could lift 880 pounds, pull 15 ton trucks and lift cars with little problem, but that didn’t save him from getting killed two days ago in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. After an argument with Fernando Pezetti, a 50 year old cartonero (paper and trash scavenger) over trash left on the sidewalk next to his house,  Mr. Garay got into a fight with the man,...
  • Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history'

    04/27/2015 8:34:30 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 4-27-2015 | CARA ANNA, ap
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history," according to a new report released Monday. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists' annual report on press freedom is a collection of essays that spotlight Syria's deadly reporting landscape, censorship during the Ebola outbreak, the jailing of journalists in Egypt and Ethiopia, and even how journalists last year were used in extremists' propaganda films. "These organizations are not merely producing videos," the report warns of groups like the Islamic State....
  • Ex-CFO Who Slammed Chick-fil-A Lives on Food Stamps (Does Chik-fil-A Accept foodstamps?)

    03/29/2015 3:15:13 PM PDT · by raybbr · 69 replies
    Newser.com ^ | 3/28/2015 | Neal Colgras
    Things haven't gone too well for the former CFO who criticized Chick-fil-A in a video he posted on YouTube. Unable to find lasting work, 37-year-old Adam Smith is living on food stamps with his wife and four kids in the RV they call home, he tells ABC News. "I think people are scared," Smith says of potential employers. "I think people are scared that it could happen again." Back in the summer of 2012, as thousands of people were opposing Chick-fil-A's stance on gays, Smith rolled into a Chick-fil-A drive-thru for a free glass of water and slammed the female...
  • Former CFO on Food Stamps After Controversial Viral Video About Chik-Fil-A

    03/26/2015 11:04:11 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 77 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/21/15 | Joseph Diaz and Laura Effron
    A former CFO is now on food stamps after a video he posted on YouTube two and half ago criticizing Chick-Fil-A went viral and destroyed his career. Adam Smith, 37, was the CFO of a medical device manufacturer in Arizona, until the summer 2012, when he -- and thousands of other people -- started protesting against Chick-Fil-A for the fast-food chain’s anti-gay stance...
  • Cat Owner Instant Karma (video)

    03/23/2015 1:22:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 15, 2015 | LiveLeak
    Cat Owner Instant Karma
  • Islamic Suicide Bomber Trainer Accidentally Blows Up His Entire Class

    03/17/2015 11:58:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    Jews News ^ | 3/17/15 | ELIYOKIM COHEN
    In Baghdad, a terrorist who was in the middle of conducting a training for future militants, accidentally blew up an entire class, killing 21 of his students, and himself. The group was part of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the terror group that has been participating in a string of attacks in the United States. The report stated that the incident may be viewed as a metaphor for the many lives lost in the wake of foreign and domestic terrorists’ relentless attempts to convert the nation into an extreme-religious state. In this turn of events, it appears that...
  • Southern California Edison IT workers 'beyond furious' over H-1B replacements

    02/04/2015 5:26:26 PM PST · by Bill_o'Rights · 189 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Feb 4, 2015 12:06 PM PT | Patrick Thibodeau
    Information technology workers at Southern California Edison (SCE) are being laid off and replaced by workers from India. Some employees are training their H-1B visa holding replacements, and many have already lost their jobs...The H-1B program "was supposed to be for projects and jobs that American workers could not fill," this worker said. "But we're doing our job. It's not like they are bringing in these guys for new positions that nobody can fill. "Not one of these jobs being filled by India was a job that an Edison employee wasn't already performing," he said...SCE employees said that since August,...
  • Zimbabwe’s First Lady seeks to control more land

    01/22/2015 3:05:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2015 3:09 AM EST | Farai Mutsaka
    In 2000, Timon Shava was a hero of Zimbabwe’s land reform program when he joined hundreds of other landless peasants in a wave of land seizures and evictions of white farmers. Today, he is homeless after police, acting on behalf of President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, destroyed dozens of thatch dwellings on a farm that she wants to control. The First Lady, who has another farm in the area, said last year that she wanted to turn this farm into a wildlife conservancy that could raise money for an orphanage. A new twist on the long struggle over land in...
  • Miami-based fund unraveled by Swiss franc (Everest wiped out)

    01/20/2015 11:33:38 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    South Florida Business Journal ^ | 1-20-2015 | Nina Lincoff
    Miami-based Everest Capital Fund was knocked down last week after the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly allowed the Swiss franc to trade freely against to the euro, according to a report from Bloomberg . The $830 million fund has reportedly been wiped out, according to media reports.
  • Dad completely knocks out drunk young punk on the beach for messing with his girls [Video]

    01/17/2015 5:33:41 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 62 replies
    rightwingnews.com/ ^ | Jan 07,2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    You’re 25, drunk and an idiot… so what do you do for fun? You go to the beach and start calling a father’s daughters and his wife dikes and c**xxxs. Yeah, that’s the ticket. And the moron got his ticket punched by the father/husband. All it took was one punch too. Knocked the guy out colder than a mackerel and he didn’t wake up for a while. He postured and swaggered in front of daddy and got taken to the woodshed. Good for that father. Daddy’s home.
  • Harry Reid Likely To Return To Senate Next Week: Democratic Aide

    01/15/2015 11:19:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    Huffpo ^ | 1-15-15 | Andrew Taylor
    A Senate Democratic aide says Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is likely to return to the Senate next week after missing the first two weeks of business due to injuries sustained in a fall at his new home in Nevada. Reid is suffering from broken facial bones and ribs after slamming into a counter when a piece of exercise equipment broke. He also sustained a concussion. The aide said Reid won't return without the permission of his doctors. The 75-year-old Democrat said in a radio interview this week that the injuries won't prevent him from running for a sixth term...
  • U.S. Congresswoman’s Husband Killed by Obamacare Incentives

    12/11/2014 5:45:02 AM PST · by GilGil · 34 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | 12/10/2014 | Mark Home
    Back in October, I posted about the story that people were avoiding needed medical care because the Obamacare plans involved high deductibles or co-pays. Under Obamacare as it exists now, Americans are basically paying insurance premiums and not getting anything in return. If they avoid the doctor to avoid paying their deductible then they will probably never reach the point that the insurance company has to start helping them with expenses.
  • Irony knows bounds: Black Crime Claims Life of Apologist for Black Crime

    12/03/2014 5:52:42 AM PST · by bestintxas · 148 replies
    am thinker ^ | 12/3/14 | c flaherty
    David Ruenzel knew, better than most, about the white privilege that killed him. As a writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of this favorite topics was rooting out racism. And how white racism is permanent. White racism is everywhere. And white racism explains everything. This mantra of the Critical Race Theory and the Southern Poverty Law Center applied to all white people because, even if they were not personally cracking the whips, or breaking the skulls, white people benefitted from a racist system that did all that — and a lot more. Ruenzel was writing about white privilege...
  • No Justice, No Peace! – Take 2… #Ferguson Protest Leader Has House Looted

    11/18/2014 10:00:15 AM PST · by RummyChick · 75 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | 11/19 | hoft
    Alexis Templeton has been on the front lines of the Ferguson protest movement since its inception. KCUR reported: Twenty-year-old Alexis Templeton has been on the front lines of protests since she arrived in Ferguson, five days after Brown was shot. “I was in Phoenix, Arizona, when Michael Brown was shot and killed. When I got back, I immediately hit the ground, standing at the front of riot lines, being face to face with the police,” she said. “That was me for the last 89 days. Tomorrow, it will be three months, the days start to blend together.” She is a...
  • Obama Makes a Rare Campaign Appearance, but People Leave

    10/19/2014 10:10:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/10/14
    President Barack Obama suffered a bit of an embarrassment on Sunday, when he made a rare appearance on the campaign trail but attendees chose to leave as he spoke. According to Reuters, Obama’s appearance came at a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the November 4 midterm election. Most candidates from his party have been wary of appearing with him during their election races because...
  • Monsanto posts larger-than-expected 4Q loss

    10/08/2014 8:50:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 11:38 AM EDT | Matthew Perrone
    Agriculture business giant Monsanto Co. reported a wider-than-expected loss Wednesday for its fourth quarter on higher expenses, including a one-time legal settlement. The company’s earnings forecast for 2015 also fell short of analysts’ expectations as Monsanto said it expects “continued industry headwinds.” […] The loss came despite higher sales of the company’s two key business units, genetically-engineered seeds and herbicide. …
  • Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died

    10/08/2014 8:20:05 AM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 25 replies
    WFAAQ.com ^ | 10/08/2014 | WFAA.com
    WFAA is reporting, via their breaking news app, that the Dallas Ebola patient has died.
  • The man who tried to shut down a kid’s lemonade stand is now under investigation

    08/31/2014 9:26:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    washington post ^ | august 29, 2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    Today in turnabout: A Florida man who became an Internet villain after his quest to shut down a child’s lemonade stand went viral is now under investigation for potentially running an unlicensed home business. Doug Wilkey, 61, has contacted city officials in Dunedin at least four times in the past two years in an attempt to get law enforcement to shut down the lemonade stand operated by his young neighbor, T.J. Guerrero. Wilkey’s complaint, the Tampa Bay Times reported last weekend, is that the lemonade stand is an “‘illegal business’ that causes excessive traffic, noise, trash, illegal parking and other problems...
  • James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head

    08/20/2014 3:50:14 PM PDT · by wtd · 124 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 19, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed. [snip] Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government. He cheered on the Sunni Muslim terrorists fighting to ethnically cleanse the Christians of Aleppo. In the conflict between Israel and Hamas, his tweets and retweets were chock full of pro-terrorist propaganda. link
  • Costco Karma: Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Book Soars to Amazon #1 Shortly After Banishment

    07/08/2014 7:35:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 8, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Karma-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!! Shortly after Costco announced that it was removing Dinesh D'Souza's book, "America: Imagine A World Without Her," from its stores, it soared to #1 on Amazon.Com. Meanwhile, Costco has been licking its wounds from all the angry reactions it has received and has raised the white flag of surrender by announcing that it will be restocking that book at its stores. So not only has the Costco attempt to yank D'Souza's book utterly failed but it has also hurt its reputation with its customers as you can see in the many reviews at Amazon which slammed Costco:
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: Mean words hurt water's feelings

    06/05/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/5/2014 | Fox News
    First she consciously uncoupled from her husband. Then she said being criticized on social media was just like war. Now Gwyneth Paltrow has somehow trumped both! The Oscar winning actor and mother of two believes bad vibes can bum out water. Yes, we’re talking H2O.
  • Mosque Doubles as Bomb Factory, Until Accident - Taliban Leader Among 5 Dead Rebels in Explosion

    04/20/2014 11:35:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Khamma Oress ^ | Sat Apr 19 2014 | Ghanizada
    Taliban leader among 5 rebels killed in Ghazni mosque explosion A local Taliban commander was among five militants killed following an explosion inside a mosque in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. Local government officials said the militants were killed while they were making an improvised explosive device (IED) to carry out a roadside bomb explosion. Deputy provincial governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said the incident took place on Saturday morning in western party of Ghazni city. Ahmadi further added that the Taliban commander was recognized as Mullah Sadiq who was killed along with four other militants following the explosion. The Taliban...
  • Redneck Road Rage / Instant Karma [video]

    03/28/2014 7:22:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 246 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 3-26-2014 | Florida Driver
    This happened to me on SR 41 in Tampa on Monday March 24th. This pathetic excuse for a human being tailgated me for about three minutes. After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording. I couldn't move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn't going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were. I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened. Now bear in mind, that this guy had already passed a truck...
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Christie, Others Over Traffic Jams (For Being Late to Work, Panic Attack)

    01/10/2014 4:59:15 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | January 10, 2014 | AP and Daily Mail
    Six New Jersey residents have filed a federal lawsuit against Governor Chris Christie, the state of New Jersey, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and others over traffic jams in September that made them 'late for work.' The suit filed in federal court Thursday appears to be the first civil claim over traffic jams that appear to have been caused as political punishment for the Fort Lee mayor. The plaintiffs want it certified as a class action.
  • Barack Obama: ‘Everybody hates me’

    12/13/2013 9:22:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    Showbiz Spy ^ | December 13, 2013 | Adam
    BARACK Obama is depressed! The President is hardly eating or sleeping, hasn’t talked to First Lady Michelle Obama in weeks and is convinced everyone hates him! “Barack is shattered that his presidency and his life are in free-fall,” says a source. “He can’t believe the American public has turned on him so viciously, mainly because of the Obamacare disaster. No one has been able to help him. “Michelle has tried everything she can to comfort him, but he just snaps, ‘Go away. Leave me alone’. “Barack watches news reports, reads the papers and sees the shocking poll results – and...
  • 'Knockout Game' Punk Targets Woman, Gets Living Crap Beaten Out of Him! (video)

    12/10/2013 12:27:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Left bleeding on the floor of Las Vegas shopping mall: 'You hit a GIRL, dude?' Not going to plan The guy in the white shirt can be heard saying to an accomplice 'let's go'- yet only seconds later his buddy goes 'uh-oh' as the woman in the striped sweater pounds the attacker to smithereens!  Another male -apparently her partner- joins in for a second, but really isn't needed... rather, he has to pull the lady off of the assailant before she killed him... [video] Or -if you don't like going to hip-hop sites- also at Reaganite Republican...
  • Reagan's Daughter: Why Am I Losing My Health Insurance?

    10/27/2013 5:54:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 155 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/27/13 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former President Ronald Reagan's liberal activist daughter Patti Davis is asking just what many other people across the United States want to know — why she's losing her insurance. "Could the president please explain why I and others are losing our health ins. plans? Wasn't supposed to happen!" Davis posted on Twitter Friday afternoon.
  • Youth Radio Repairs Storefront And Continues Coverage And Classes

    07/17/2013 7:07:12 PM PDT · by Drango · 4 replies
    Youth Radio ^ | July 16, 2013 | ike
    Last night, amidst protests regarding the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial for the death of Trayvon Martin, two of Youth Radio's sidewalk-to-ceiling windows were smashed, along with the windows of a few other local businesses in the heart of downtown Oakland. Youth Radio has a 20-year history of carving out a safe space--and a creative outlet--for young people like Trayvon. All day yesterday, Youth Radio journalists covered the verdict and its repercussions, producing stories for local and national outlets. And our educators were preparing for summer classes, which start today. Moving forward, young people will continue to engage,...
  • Teamsters et al.: Obamacare Will ‘Destroy the Very Health And Wellbeing of Our Members’

    07/16/2013 8:56:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 15, 2013 | Avik Roy
    Last Thursday, in remarkably blunt language, the heads of three major labor unions – James Hoffa of the Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of UFCW, and Donald “D.” Taylor of UNITE-HERE — wrote a letter to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid denouncing Obamacare’s impact on employer-sponsored health insurance. Some of the highlights: “The ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.” “This vision [of universal health care] has come back to haunt us.” “Our persuasive arguments have been disregarded and met with...
  • St. Louis cop accidentally shoots partner while aiming at dog

    07/12/2013 11:00:40 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 7.12.13
    St. Louis cop accidentally shoots partner while aiming at dog 13 hrs ago A St. Louis police officer was accidentally shot Thursday by his partner, who was trying to shoot what they said was an aggressive-looking dog. The two cops were investigating local copper thefts when they were approached by an "aggressive dog showing its teeth." One officer — the one who didn't end up with a bandage on his arm — pulled his gun and fired "three or four shots" at the animal. One bullet ricocheted off a sidewalk, bouncing backward and hitting his partner near his elbow. Neither...
  • RIP, WebTV: Microsoft to shut down MSN TV on Sept. 30

    07/07/2013 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    CNET ^ | July 7, 2013 9:34 AM PDT | Steven Musil
    Microsoft is pulling the plug on MSN TV, a service formerly known as WebTV, as Apple ramps up its set-top box efforts. The pioneering service, one of the first to offer Internet access via television sets, will shut down September 30, Microsoft revealed in an e-mail to subscribers and an FAQ posted to its Web site. WebTV, which was founded by Web entrepreneur Steve Perlman in 1996, was acquired by Microsoft for $425 million in 1997. …
  • Hollywood braces for Obamacare (Karma alert!)

    06/29/2013 1:45:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-27-2013 | Ashe Schow
    June 27, 2013 Hollywood braces for Obamacare Ashe Schow Hollywood, which helped sell Obamacare by promoting it in TV shows and is now being recruited by the Obama administration to make the unpopular law look "cool" to youths, is bracing itself for the law's implementation."It's a morass of regulations and requirements, and everyone's trying to figure out what their exposure is," Eric Belcher, president and CEO of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, told the Hollywood Reporter. "[Obamacare] is thousands of pages and it wasn't written with this industry in mind."The entertainment industry is already having difficulty determining whether employees can...
  • Massachusetts Democrats To Force Governor to Seek Waiver from Obamacare Provisions

    06/26/2013 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/26/2013 @ 12:36PM
    A very interesting ACA development is taking place in Massachusetts today as the state that “inspired” Obamacare tries to reconcile its current law with the new federal law. Push back in the compliance effort is coming from an unexpected source, the senior Democratic budget writer in the State Senate, Senator Stephen Brewer, presumably with support from the Senate President as well.
  • ‘I am proud to be called a radical Buddhist’: More Burmese embracing anti-Muslim violence

    06/22/2013 10:44:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/21/13 | Max Fisher
    Members of Burma’s Buddhist majority, including some of its much-respected monks, are increasingly persecuting the country’s long-suffering Muslim minority and adopting an ideology that encourages religious violence. It seems a far way from the Buddhism typically associated with stoic monks and the Lama – who has condemned the violence – and more akin to the sectarian extremism prevalent in troubled corners of the Middle East. The violence has already left nearly 250 Burmese Muslim civilians dead, forced 150,000 from their homes and is getting worse. “You can be full of kindness and love, but you cannot sleep next to a...
  • 47 depressing facts about Fisker’s epic electric car failure

    04/24/2013 1:11:26 PM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday April 24, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “Bankruptcy now appears unavoidable, and a political reckoning is coming” writes the New York Time’s Bill Vlasic today about Fisker Motors, the Obama administration’s pet electric car company that received millions in federal loans. Vlasic described the car company as the “Solyndra of Electric car companies.” As Congress prepares to grill the leaders of Fisker Motors this afternoon, here are 47 depressing facts about Fisker:
  • Thief Shot and Killed With AR-15 After Burglarizing Oregon Home

    03/05/2013 10:29:18 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/4/13 | Jason Howerton
    — But You Won’t Believe How It Happened Police in Polk County, Ore. found a suspected burglar dead inside a stolen truck Sunday morning. They say he burglarized a home twice the night before, stealing several items, including two guns. In a statement, investigators said 19-year-old Genaro Hernandez Mendoza of West Salem, Ore. was heading to his family’s farm when he broke into a home on Independence Highway and stole several items. He then returned to the farm and hid the stolen items behind a barn. Police say he then stole a pickup truck and returned to the same home...
  • Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers

    03/03/2013 2:47:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 20, 2013 | Umberto Bacchi:
    Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers Tehran, the capital of Iran, is battling an invasion of "genetically mutated" giant rats. Iran has sent in sniper teams to clear Tehran's streets from the massive rodents weighting up to five kilos plaguing 26 district of the Iranian capital, the city's environmental agency said. "They seem to have had a genetic mutation, probably as a result of radiations and the chemical used on them," Ismail Kahram, Teheran city council environment adviser and university professor Ismail Kahram told Qudsonline.ir. "They are now bigger and look different. These are changes that...
  • New life for Soros ex’s $50M suit

    01/28/2013 9:50:43 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | January 26, 2013 | JULIA MARSH
    A Manhattan Supreme Court judge shot down the octogenarian mogul’s attempt to dismiss a blockbuster $50 million lawsuit by his decades-younger ex, actress Adriana Ferreyr. Justice Debra James upheld most of the beauty’s claims against the lefty activist, who allegedly reneged on a promise to give her a $1.9 million apartment and then slapped her around . ... James called Soros’ alleged behavior “atrocious.” He “exhibited violent conduct towards her and hired persons to follow and intimidate her,”
  • Author Joe McGinniss Reveals Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (Gov. Palin's creepy author next door)

    01/24/2013 2:24:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Wrap's Media Alley ^ | January 24, 2013 | Greg Gilman
    Joe McGinniss, the author of "Fatal Vision," "Final Vision" and a 2011 Sarah Palin biography, announced that he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer last May. "I was diagnosed in May with advanced, metastatic prostate cancer," he wrote Wednesday on his Facebook page. "There is no cure, so sooner or later it's terminal." --snip-- Most recently, McGinniss profiled Sarah Palin in "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," which portrayed the former GOP vice presidential candidate in a less than positive manner. After renting a house neighboring Palin's Alaskan home to carry out his research, he emerged with claims...
  • Tina Fey Hates People Reminding Her of Sarah Palin Impression (Karma & Schadenfreude)

    01/18/2013 6:08:11 PM PST · by Kolath · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/2012 | Breitbart News
    Most comedians would kill to create a character which impacted not just his or her own career but the national conversation. Others, like Tina Fey, would rather not be reminded of their creation - assuming said creation is former Gov. Sarah Palin.
  • I Know It's Kinda Mean, But I Totally Laughed Through This Entire Column

    01/09/2013 3:24:04 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 1/8/13 | Mockarena
    I haven't gotten my first paycheck of 2013 yet, but because I'm a person who pays some attention to the goings-on in our country, I'm well aware that it will be significantly lower than my last paycheck of 2012. And it's not just the payroll tax thing. My health insurance premiums went up (thanks for nothing, Obamacare!), I've started a contribution to the United Way, and I've upped the amount I'm contributing to my flexible spending account. So yeah - I'm expecting a major plummet in my net take home pay. But the jokers in this column? They were shocked...
  • Former Hostess workers in Rocky Mount 'relieved' at plant closing (Can't get much dumber)

    11/16/2012 2:14:27 PM PST · by tobyhill · 249 replies
    NBC 17 ^ | 11/16/2012 | JUSTIN QUESINBERRY
    Several former workers at a Hostess Brands plant in Rocky Mount said Friday they were relieved after the company filed for bankruptcy, seeking to close its operations. The closings will mean the loss of about 18,500 jobs overall. “They’ve been holding this over our head for a long time and now it’s here,” said Lamont Phillips, an oven operator and the president of the local union. “They had to do it. “I don’t have to deal with that anymore. The things that they were trying to do to us, it wasn’t fair. “They always hold that over our heads, that...
  • Gov. Susana Martinez: Comments like Romney’s set ‘us back as a party’ (Romney thrown under bus)

    11/16/2012 5:24:38 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 62 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Chris Moody
    "We need to embrace them not just at election time. We visit them, and they don't appreciate that. And I don't blame them for not appreciating that. We should not visit them when we need their vote and then walk away," she said. "And then four years go by and we go visit them again. We have to make them part of the solution, and the way you do that is by listening to them. And then making that part of, 'how do we do this together to make our lives all better?' "And then once you've done it," she...
  • More Than A Dozen Fisker Karma Hybrids Caught Fire And Exploded In New Jersey Port After Sandy

    11/01/2012 11:13:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | Nov 01,2012 | Staff
    Approximately 16 of the $100,000+ Fisker Karma extended-range luxury hybrids were parked in Port Newark, New Jersey last night when water from Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge apparently breached the port and submerged the vehicles. As Jalopnik has exclusively learned, the cars then caught fire and burned to the ground. Our source tells us they were “first submerged in a storm surge and then caught fire, exploded.” This wouldn’t be the first time the vehicles, which use a small gasoline engine to charge batteries that provide energy to two electric motors, had an issue with sudden combustion. The vehicle, despite only...
  • 16 Fisker Karmas Caught Fire During The Hurricane

    11/01/2012 2:41:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/31/12 | Alex Davies
    16 Fisker Karmas Caught Fire During The HurricaneAlex Davies | Oct. 31, 2012, 11:07 AM A lot of cars ended up underwater in areas flooded by Hurricane Sandy over the past two days. But for already troubled Fisker, things got worse: Approximately 16 Karmas in Port Newark, New Jersey were submerged, then caught fire. A witness told Jalopnik the extended-range luxury hybrids were "first submerged in a storm surge and then caught fire, exploded."
  • Man steals phone from Ebola patient, gets infected

    08/27/2012 9:33:06 PM PDT · by verum ago · 27 replies
    The Daily Monitor ^ | 26 August 2012 | Francis Mugerwa
    Security and medical officials in Kibaale District have registered a case in which a man allegedly went in an isolation ward at Kagadi Hospital and stole a cellular phone from one of the Ebola patients. The 40-year-old resident of Kyakabugahya LCI in Kagadi Town Council travelled about three kilometers to the hospital to apparently obtain a phone estimated to be valued at Shs60,000 more than two weeks ago. The suspect allegedly broke into the isolation ward on the night of Tuesday August 14, undetected by hospital guards. The patient, who has since succumbed to the deadly hemorrhagic fever, then reported...