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  • Important Little Things

    01/23/2016 8:06:45 AM PST · by Baynative · 18 replies
    Me again ^ | 1/23/16 | Me
    For weekend amusement, I am sharing a conversation I had yesterday about important little things that people created, maybe out of frustration or by accident that make our lives better.
  • Obama's Deflate-Gate

    12/03/2015 7:02:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | December 3, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Sunday night, the New England Patriots blew their perfect record in a snow-covered thriller at the Mile-High City. Revelry promptly ensued, and not just in Denver, given the Patriot's status as most-hated team in the league. The Patriot's cellar-dwelling reputation is due, in part, to its perceived cellar-dwelling ethics. Hence the enduring impact of the Patriot's recent Deflate-gate scandal: it just feels wrong to fans that last year's may have made it to the Super Bowl not by simply being the best, but by breaking the rules. Something similar has been playing out in federal courts, where the feds were recently caught red-handed....
  • 3 Little Pig Houses Left at Ohio Road Where Semi Crashed

    06/16/2015 7:22:14 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 19 replies
    WLWT Television News ^ | June 16, 2015 | WLWT Newsroom
    An anonymous apparent fan of pigs and fairy tales is offering some shelter for any piglets still loose after a semitrailer crash last week in southwest Ohio. Motorists on U.S. Route 35 in Xenia Township west of Dayton noticed Monday the three small houses along the highway, built fabled "Three Little Pigs" style: That means one of straw or hay, one of sticks and one of bricks. The Dayton Daily News reports that no big bad wolves had huffed and puffed enough to blow down any houses by late afternoon.
  • Jesse Jackson threatens lawsuit in Little League World Series scandal

    02/12/2015 9:17:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 11, 2015 | Mike Oz
    Rev. Jesse Jackson, the polarizing civil rights activist, is calling for Little League International to return the U.S. championship to the 12-year-olds from Jackie Robinson West, mere hours after Little League stripped the team of its title. And if that doesn't happen, Jackson said Wednesday afternoon, he may take legal action. Jackie Robinson West consumed in a vortex of allegations involving ineligible players and illegally redrawing its league boundaries became a feel-good story in Chicago and across the country on its run to the Little League World Series. An all-black team that was supported by MLB players, Jackie...
  • Jackie Robinson West Broke Residency Rules, Suburban League Claims (Little League WS)

    12/17/2014 7:50:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    DNA Info ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mark Konkol
    The Jackie Robinson West sluggers from Chicagos struggling South Side became national celebrities this summer when they hit and pitched their way to the Little League World Series and took home the U.S title. But now the adults who put together the team parents, coaches and league administrators face allegations they violated Little League residency rules by stacking the lineup with All-Star ringers from the suburbs to create a super team that became champs.
  • This May Be the Best Little League Speech You Hear and It Comes From the Losing Teams Coach

    08/19/2014 7:17:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/19/14 | Liz Klimas
    With helmets and hats hung low, a Little League team from Cumberland, Rhode Island, gathered to hear the words of their coach after a heartbreaking loss to Chicagos Jackie Robinson West in the Little League World Series Monday. Cumberland scored five runs in the bottom of the third to take a 7-6 lead, but couldnt score in the last two innings and in the end was eliminated from the tournament. Despite their loss, Coach Dave Belisles touching words on the infield after the game are keeping the team in the limelight a little bit longer. Heads up high. Heads up...
  • About Those Dirty Little Sisters of the Poor

    07/21/2014 8:08:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/21/2014 | Tom Purcell
    Boy, our political debate is getting crasser by the moment. And so it is that the National Organization for Women has put the Little Sisters of the Poor, an international congregation of Roman Catholic nuns who have devoted their lives to caring for the elderly poor, on its "Dirty 100" list. NOW is upset that the Little Sisters sued the federal government, arguing that new ObamaCare mandates are inhibiting their constitutional right to freely practice their faith - that their vow to advance the dignity of life for every person, no matter how weak or unwanted, means they can never...
  • Little Describes Pentagons Benghazi Decision Process

    11/02/2012 9:53:32 PM PDT · by Rabin · 33 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2012 Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters today: On Sept. 11, 2012, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and U.S. Africa Command commander Army Gen. Carter F. Ham discussed the situation in Benghazi soon after they were notified of the assault... There were discussions here at the highest levels including the secretary as to what kind of response we might be able to provide.. //Snipp// Time passes. 0 heads off to bed, in the AM pauses but briefly for garden spin - then forward...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains 4 to 5 inch Stack of Overlooked CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin

    08/28/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2012
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains 4 to 5 inch Stack of Overlooked CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers Obama Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications: Obama White House trying to have visibility into the UBL (Usama bin Laden) projects. (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DOD) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal in preparation for their film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the capture...
  • The Dirty Little Secret of Liberalism

    08/10/2012 3:24:55 PM PDT · by grumpa · 20 replies
    Off Grid Blogger blog ^ | August 10, 2012 | Off Grid Blogger
    Rush Limbaugh opined on his radio program today how difficult it can be to get liberals to understand how wrong they are. I have been thinking about this problem for some time, and have written variations of how to explain the errors of liberalism. My goal is to analyze and explain political theory in a way that leads not only to truth but to its application for a successful society. Im sure I will find better ways to express these concepts, but this short blog is the culmination of years of thought on the subject. The dirty little secret of...
  • LAT: Debt ceiling deal accomplishes little (Business as usual, no entitlement reform, no hope)

    08/02/2011 9:33:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/2/11 | David Lauter
    High-stakes negotiations force people to reveal what they really care about, and in the 11th-hour deal to stave off a federal financial default, President Obama and congressional Democrats and Republicans each made clear their top priorities. For Republicans, it was preventing any tax increase to upper-income families. For Democrats, it was ensuring no cuts to Social Security, Medicaid and a handful of other programs that aid the elderly and the poor. And for Obama, it was getting a deal that would end the threat of an economy-shaking default until after the 2012 presidential election. None of the key players was...
  • Mom Allegedly Threatens Little League Official Because Son Didn't Make the Team

    06/21/2011 3:31:44 PM PDT · by truthkeeper · 16 replies ^ | June 21, 2011 | Leslie Kennedy
    Talk about a parent totally striking out. Janet Chiauzzi, an East Meadow, N.Y. mom, has been arrested and charged with stalking, falsely reporting an incident, endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated harassment, allegedly because her son did not make a summer baseball travel team, "Today" reports. Chiauzzi allegedly threatened the Little League official she deemed responsible, sending letters to his kids' school that accused him of physical and verbal abuse, according to the news show, and even addressed the official's own young son. "If something happens to your dad or mom, or your sister, you can blame your...
  • GOP swings both ways on gay-marriage bill (New York)

    06/13/2011 2:02:06 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 13, 2011 | Frederic U. Dicker
    Seven or more Senate Republicans have signaled Gov. Cuomo that they're ready to legalize same-sex marriage, more than enough to put the controversial and historic measure over the top this week, The Post has learned. A highly knowledgeable Senate insider said yesterday that "far more of the [GOP] members are in play than anyone realizes, including some surprising names from conservative upstate areas." [Snip] Influences contributing to the changes of heart are secret Republican polls showing majority support for gay marriage in key swing districts and the strong possibility that the GOP could lose control of the Senate next year...
  • GOP employs little used rule to block recess appointment of Warren

    05/27/2011 4:26:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    american thinker ^ | 5/27/11 | Rick Moran
    President Obama has used recess appointments in the past to get controversial nominees into the positions he chose for them. So the Republicans employed a little used legislative gambit to block the president's expected recess appointment of Elizabeth Warren to head up the new Consumer Finance Protection Board. The Hill: GOP opposition is preventing the Senate from completely adjourning for the Memorial Day recess. Instead, the chamber will come in for three pro-forma sessions over the next 10 days. The cursory sessions are a formality that will ensure President Obama does not make recess appointments, a prospect that was considered...
  • A little song to get us ready for Obamas speech tomorrow night on our Kinetic Military Action

    03/27/2011 9:22:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 3/27/11 | Bridget Casey
    I read this on Iowa Hawk this morning and had to share. Its very clever. (this song is sung to the tune of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious) Overseas-Contingencies-Kinetic-Aliocious In trying to explain himself when bombing foreign lands, It behooves a modern president to keep his prose in hand. One little slip in lexicon accounting for the rubble Will end up in congressional investigative trouble. Ohhhhhh! Overseas-contingencies-kinetic-aliocious I must admit the messaging is really quite atrocious But if you say it soft enough, youll always sound precocious, Overseascontingencieskineticaliocious! Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye In olden days they called this thing a stale three-letter word But in this...
  • Get a little bloody: Its the union way

    02/23/2011 8:17:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies ^ | 2/23/11 | michelle malkin
    Thuggery? What thuggery? Oh, yeah. That thuggery: A Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts is raising the stakes in the nations fight over the future of public employee unions, saying emails arent enough to show support and that it is time to get a little bloody. Im proud to be here with people who understand that its more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary, Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Ma.) told a crowd in Boston on Tuesday rallying in solidarity for Wisconsin...
  • Garden State Update

    11/02/2010 1:30:35 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 7 replies
    Former New Jersey governor Tom Kean tells National Review Online that hes keeping an eye on the 3rd congressional district, where Republican Jon Runyan, a former NFL lineman, is locked in a close race with Rep. John Adler, a freshman Democrat. I think were competitive there, Kean says. We should pick that up. Ive spoken with Democrats in the district, people whove seen the internal polling, and theyre all pretty downcast. Another clash to watch, Kean says, is in New Jerseys 6th, where Tea Party favorite Anna Little is challenging veteran Rep. Frank Pallone. The district, Duncan Currie points out,...
  • 2 little words started race for mayor: forensic audit (Chicago about to open its books?)

    10/07/2010 6:08:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/06/10 | John Kass
    2 little words started race for mayor: forensic auditJohn Kass October 6, 2010 Before we feast on the tribalism and intrigue of the upcoming Chicago mayoral campaign, let's not forget something. Let's not forget the guy who may have started it all. He did it by uttering two little words, and they echoed ominously through Chicago's political sub-basements. Just days after the two little words were said, Mayor Richard Daley announced he wouldn't seek re-election. Remember those two little words? "You mean, 'forensic audit'?" said Ald. Scott Waguespack, 32nd. "Those two little words?" Precisely. Forensic audit. **SNIP** And Emanuel? He's...
  • Anna Little (Congressional Candidate NJ-6) Talks Practicalities of Taxes

    10/05/2010 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy
    Examiner (Newark) ^ | 10/3/2010 | Terry Hurlbut
    Republican 6th District challenger Anna C. Little on Friday continued her criticism of the House motion to adjourn before taking up tax-rate extension, and of her opponent, incumbent Democrat Frank Pallone, for voting in its favor. In the process she discussed the practical consequences of what she says will be the largest tax increase in American history. Last Wednesday, the House voted 210-209 to adjourn after taking up a number of specific measuresand the extension of the tax rates set in 2001 was not one of them. Every Democrat from New Jersey (except John Adler, 3rd) voted for that motion....
  • Congressional Candidate (Anna Little - NJ-6) Criticized Lawmakers' Inaction on Tax Rates

    10/05/2010 5:32:51 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 2 replies
    The News Record (NJ) ^ | 9/29/2010 | Staff Reportage
    HIGHLANDS Republican congressional challenger Anna Little responding to further news reports indicating that Congress will likely recess without first holding a vote on whether or not to extend the current tax rates urged voters to hold her opponent, 22-year incumbent Democrat Frank Pallone, accountable. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have been debating an extension of Bush-era cuts to the federal income tax rates for months. Democrats want to extend the cuts for taxpayers who make less than $200,000 per year and couples making less than $250,000. Republicans want to extend the cuts to higher income earners as...
  • Volunteers for Anna Little an dFrank Pallone in Altercation

    10/05/2010 5:16:05 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner (Newark) ^ | 9/30/2010 | Terry Hurlbut
    A physical altercation took place between a volunteer for Representative Frank J. Pallone (D-NJ-6) and the campaign treasurer of his challenger, Anna C. Little, in Atlantic Highlands last night. The incident took place in front of witnesses and involved police. According to Russell Cote, Little's field operations director, the altercation took place at approximately 11:30 p.m. on First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, not far from Little's campaign headquarters. The altercation began when a team of supporters of the Pallone campaign began placing signs on the street, and Anna Little's volunteers, led by Cote, began placing signs of their own, within...
  • Pallone, Little vie for Sixth NJ District

    10/05/2010 5:03:06 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 19 replies
    Although Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. has held the congressional seat of the 6th district of New Jersey for 22 years, his challenger believes he has lost touch with his constituents. "There's a disconnect between the people of district six and their elected representative," said Anna Little, the Republican candidate facing Pallone. "He does not listen to them. He thinks he knows better than they do, and they are irate." But Pallone feels the opposite and believes he is in touch with his constituents, especially students, considering the University falls within his district's territory. "A main issue I've been working...
  • Anna Little (NJ-6) Embraces "Pledge to America"

    09/28/2010 5:22:25 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 10 replies
    Examiner (Newark) ^ | 9/25/10 | Terry Hurlbut
    Anna C. Little, the Republican challenger to Democrat Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6), today endorsed the Republican "Pledge to America" manifesto released two days ago. In her endorsement of the 21-page document, Little said, "[T]he 'Pledge to America' is not just a governing agenda that will take power away from Washington and put it back in the hands of the people, where it belongs, it's a modern-day restatement of the principles on which our nation was established." For too long, too many decisions have been made in Washington by political elites who don't seem to care what the American people think...Every decision...
  • Anna Little (NJ-6) Reinvents Door-To-Door Campaigning

    09/28/2010 5:03:50 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 22 replies
    Examiner (Newark) ^ | 9/10/10 | Terry Hurlbut
    Anna C. Little, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 6th District, can't afford big media ad buys and doesn't have the franking privilege. So she has elevated the one thing remaining to her--going door-to-door--to a high art. Because one woman alone can scarcely knock on thousands of doors in a modern US congressional district, Little has created an "army" of volunteers. They will go to a town, fan out in pairs or small clusters, make hundreds of telephone calls, and knock on a thousand or more doors. This is how Little won the June 8 primary, despite being out-fundraised...
  • Anna Little (NJ-6) receives more outside support

    09/22/2010 4:35:12 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 5 replies - Newark ^ | 9/20/10 | Terry Hurlbut
    Anna C. Little continues to receive outside support in her campaign to unseat Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6). The latest support comes from a group seeking to use Pallone's own boasts about his co-authorship of the massive healthcare-reform bill against him, in a season in which almost none of his fellow Democrats even want to mention that measure. As reported (last week) by Laura Brod on, a Washington, DC-based group calling itself Freedom's Defense Fund has changed their Web address to, in honor of their most important initiative: criticizing Pallone for his vote on the healthcare-reform bill. More than...
  • The Next Best Political Upset? (NJ-6 - Pallone vs. Little)

    09/20/2010 4:52:16 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 9/19/10 | Laura Brod
    Another Dark Horse Race to Watch: New Jersey race for Congress Pallone vs. Little - NJ-6 Another day, another dark horse race in the making. This is one of those years in which political upsets are coming fast and furious from all directions. As I watch the political landscape shift on a daily basis, an interesting race came across my desk. Recognizing the opportunity to take on an out of touch incumbent who wants to claim ownership and take credit for a massive intrusion of government into our private lives, the Freedoms Defense Fund, a DC based PAC, recently announced...
  • CNN Interview Pallone, Little Today

    09/09/2010 8:39:08 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 8 replies
    In The Lobby (NJ Politics) ^ | 8/30/10 | Daily Muse
    Aug. 30, 2010 Well, this is interesting. CNN's Soledad O'Brien, who was last in New Jersey for a documentary focusing on the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens and the Rev. Deforest B. Soaries, is back again. But this time. O'Brien is here to interview 6th District GOP challenger Anna Little and incumbent Rep. Frank Pallone. We thought Pallone was considered a safe Democrat seat. Or could that recent Little poll, which showed Little trailing Pallone by just six points, 40-34, turned some heads? That result (hat tip MoreMonmouthMusings) even got the race noticed by the Daily Kos website: NJ-06:...
  • Poll Shows Small Gap Between Pallone and Little (NJ-6)

    08/31/2010 5:24:13 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 8 replies
    Maplewood News Record ^ | 8/25/2010 | News Record (NJ Today)
    HIGHLANDS According to a poll released this week, Rep. Frank Pallone leads Republican challenger Anna Little by just six points. The poll, conducted by National Research Inc. for the Little for Congress campaign, shows Pallone at just 40 percent despite nearly 100 percent name recognition among voters in the district. Little had 34 percent in the poll. The more people learn about Anna Little, the more they like her and can see her as the right alternative to the incumbent, commented Littles campaign chair, Leigh-Ann Bellew. The voters already know about Frank Pallone and becoming increasingly uncomfortable with his...
  • Little: Pallone (D-NJ 6) lying about Health Care Reform

    08/27/2010 5:48:34 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 21 replies (Newark) ^ | 7/16/10 | Terry Hurlbut
    Anna C. Little, Republican candidate for the House in New Jersey's 6th District, took sharp issue with statements made by Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6) in his constituent newsletter about the effects of the healthcare-reform bill passed last March. In a press release dated July 15, Little accused Pallone of "lying to the people on their dime" in his latest edition of his newsletter, Constituent Update, which is sent to 6th District residents as "franked" mail, sent with the congressman's signature in lieu of a postage stamp and thereby mailed at taxpayer expense. The contents of Constituent Update do not appear...
  • 103 Democrat Seats in Play - Club for Growth

    08/26/2010 8:07:49 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 56 replies
    Club for Growth ^ | 8/17/10 | David Keating
    I've never seen so many House seats in play in one party. I'm tracking four of the pundits who rate House races -- Cook, Rothenberg, Sabato and CQ. Between the four an incredible 103 Democratic seats are in play. I think they have missed maybe 3 to 5 seats, but they may list them sooner or later. 24 seats are very slightly to strongly leaning Republican. 16 are pure toss ups to very slightly tilting Democratic. 25 are leaning Democratic That means an incredible 65 seats are very seriously in play. Another 38 seats are rated likely Democratic but at...
  • Anna Little enters Ground Zero Mosque fray (NJ-6)

    08/26/2010 4:43:04 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 16 replies (Newark) ^ | 8/21/10 | Terry Hurlbut
    As Anna C. Little and her volunteers canvass Middlesex Borough this morning, Little has taken a calculated risk by issuing a statement decrying the planned Cordoba House mosque and community center, to be (tentatively) located two blocks down from the destroyed World Trade Center. In a press release published at 2:16 p.m. (August 20), Little stated forthrightly that the building of any mosque that close to "Ground Zero" would be inappropriate, regardless of whether such a building would be legal or illegal. She further raised the question of the funding of the mosque, a question that the would-be worship leader...
  • Sweet little hobby (Happy (belated) National Honey Bee Awareness Day!!!)

    08/23/2010 9:22:39 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette (subscription may be needed) ^ | 21 AUG 10 | JANET CARSON-Arkansas Democrat Gazette
    Sweet little hobby Create a buzz, and help distressed bees, with your own hive JANET CARSON SPECIAL TO THE DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE While some people fear bees and many worry about getting stung, these little insects more than redeem themselves as the primary pollinators of plants worldwide. Today is National Honeybee Appreciation Day well deserved because its estimated that more than 80 percent of flowering plants and almost a third of human food crops need bees as pollinators. Reports have been claiming the loss of bee populations is due to mites, pesticides and human activities. Many species of pollinators, including bees,...
  • Anna Little closes in on Frank Pallone (NJ-6)

    08/25/2010 8:16:27 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 26 replies / Newark ^ | 8/24/10 | Terry Hurlbut
    Anna C. Little, Republican candidate for Congress in the 6th District, is closing in rapidly on her opponent, Democratic incumbent Frank Pallone, in a race that has now become a tossup, according to an internal poll. In a press release issued August 23, Little cited a poll conducted for the campaign by National Research, Inc., showing Pallone at 40 percent of the vote and Little at 34 percent. That would mean that 26 percent of respondents surveyed were undecided or declined to answer. To be within single digits of the lead with a double-digit undecided population a scant ten weeks...
  • McDonalds vs. mac and cheese

    06/10/2010 10:01:57 AM PDT · by rawhide · 67 replies · 228+ views ^ | 6-10-10 | by John Kessler
    A pair of San Francisco Bay Area restaurateurs were all set to open their macaroni and cheese specialty restaurant with the name Little Mac when a phone conversation with legal counsel for McDonalds derailed their plans. It seems the burger giant doesnt take kindly to restaurants that use Mac or Mc in their names, citing brand infringement. Rather than fight, the mac and cheese entrepreneurs, Erin Wade and Alison Arevalo, have put a call out for help in finding a new name.
  • British researchers: little evidence Tamiflu works

    12/10/2009 7:30:20 AM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 396+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2009 | MARIA CHENG
    LONDON British researchers say there is little evidence Tamiflu stops complications in healthy people who catch the flu, though public health officials contend the swine flu drug reduces flu hospitalizations and deaths.
  • 'Little Warriors' Surf Camp to Host 100 Military Children

    05/08/2009 4:43:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 367+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2009 Surfs up! Military children of wounded or fallen servicemembers will be able to catch their first wave this summer, thanks to Freedom Is Not Free, a California-based troop-support group. Military chidren take time to pose after riding the waves during a 2007 "Little Warriors" Surf Camp. This year the camp will host 100 military children of wounded or fallen servicemembers Aug. 10-14 in La Jolla Shores, Calif. Photo courtesy of Freedom Is Not Free(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Little Warriors Surf Camp will host 100 military children ages 8 to 15...
  • California's Drought Chicken Littles - Cities Have Water, Farms Don't

    03/13/2009 2:06:17 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 5 replies · 632+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | March 13, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Lake Castaic is the southerly terminal reservoir for the California Aqueduct which delivers water from Northern California. Castaic Lake is located within the Angeles National Forest just 15 minutes north of Six Flags Magic Mountain and 5 minutes from I-5 Freeway. Castaic Lake is a holding reservoir for part of the western regions irrigation water supply. The Castaic Lake Dam is 425 feet high and holds 350,000 acre feet of water at full capacity. Nearby Pyramid Lake, also a repository of Northern California water from the California Aqueduct, holds 180,000 acre feet of water. Both are managed by the Department...
  • Who's Game LGF's Charles Johnson Is Really Playing?

    02/15/2009 4:29:19 PM PST · by ElKafir · 51 replies · 2,301+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    I am really saddened and disappointed with what is going on these days at Little Green Footballs, one of my favorite places to hang around-until today. The anti-Christian crusade started by Charles Johnson took proportions I would have never ever dreamed in my worst nightmares. Read on
  • Everything is Caused by Global Warming (600+ links)

    12/03/2007 12:21:49 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 46 replies · 297+ views
    American Thinker Blog ^ | 11/29/07 | Christopher Alleva
    November 29, 2007 Everything is Caused by Global Warming (600+ links)Christopher AllevaDr. John Brignell, a British engineering professor, runs a website called numberwatch. Hehas compiledwhat has to be the most complete collection of links tomedia stories ascribingthe cause of everything under the suntoglobal warming.He has already postedmore than six-hundred links. The site's stated mission is to expose all the "scares, scams, junk, panics and flummery cooked up by the media, politicians, bureaucrats and so-called scientists and others that try to confuse the public with wrong numbers" Professor Brignell's motto is "Working to Combat Math Hysteria." This exercise is not merely...
  • Oil Drops on Surprise Inventory Jump ("There's plenty of crude")

    11/15/2007 12:12:06 PM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 133 replies · 191+ views
    YeeHow!/ApeHee ^ | Thursday November 15, 2:04 pm ET | By John Wilen, AP Business Writer
    Energy Futures Fall After Energy Department Reports Unexpected Jump in Oil, Gasoline Supplies NEW YORK (AP) -- Energy futures fell sharply Thursday after the government reported unexpected increases in crude oil and gasoline inventories last week and OPEC forecast fourth-quarter demand for oil would be less than expected. ADVERTISEMENT At the pump, meanwhile, gas prices inched 0.1 cent higher overnight, pulling further above $3 to a national average price of $3.112 a gallon, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. Prices are likely to rise another 10 to 15 cents in coming weeks to catch up with oil...
  • Oil Prices Fall on OPEC Output Comment

    11/12/2007 7:16:10 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 44 replies · 68+ views
    AP/YooHoo! ^ | Monday November 12, 9:40 am ET | Pablo Gorondi
    Oil Prices Fall $2 on Word That OPEC Will Talk About Increasing Output at Upcoming Meeting Oil prices fell about $2 a barrel Monday after reports that OPEC would discuss increasing output at an upcoming meeting in a bid to cool record crude prices. Saudi Arabia's oil minister said Sunday that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries would discuss the issue of boosting production when it meets later this year. "The comments by the Saudi oil minister on the weekend didn't necessarily say that they're going to increase production, it wasn't quite that extreme, but the mere fact that he's...
  • Dodgers reportedly to bring in Torre, fire Little

    10/29/2007 11:50:38 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies · 293+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10-29-07
    The Los Angeles Dodgers are planning on firing manager Grady Little and replacing him with former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, according to multiple reports. Citing sources, the Journal-News of Westchester, New York said the announcement of Torre’s hiring could come as early as Tuesday. The New York Times, quoting two major league officials who requested anonymity, also reported Torre’s imminent hiring but did not give a timetable. Story continues below ↓advertisement Torre has been on the market since turning down a one-year offer to remain as manager of the Yankees on October 18. He had been with the...
  • In Honor Of The Little Black People

    10/25/2007 8:05:21 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 323+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 11-27-2004 | Jules Quartly
    In honor of the Little Black People The Saisiyat tribe of Hsinchu and Miaoli will perform a solemn rite this weekend to commemorate a race of people that they exterminated By Jules Quartly STAFF REPORTER Saturday, Nov 27, 2004. Xiangtian Lake is one of two places to see the ritual. PHOTO: TAIPEI TIMES Drinking, singing and dancing are expected to take place deep in the mountains of Miaoli and Hsinchu when the "Ritual of the Little Black People" (GF) is performed by the Saisiyat tribe once again this weekend. For the past 100 years or so, the Saisiyat tribe (ɮL)...
  • Caribbean Forests Thrived In 'Little Ice Age'

    10/01/2007 7:20:31 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 114+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-1-2007 | Jeff Hecht
    Caribbean forests thrived in 'Little Ice Age' 22:00 01 October 2007 news service Jeff Hecht Some Caribbean forests were at their densest for the past 2000 years during the 'Little Ice Age', new research shows. This forest growth was not expected, because other areas in the region were cool and dry, but the curious finding shows that the effects of climate change can vary from place to place, say researchers. From approximately 1350 to 1850, the Little Ice Age cooled low latitudes and dried the Caribbean including the Yucatan Peninsula. So you might expect to see evidence of this...
  • Iraqis see little to applaud (Barf Alert!)

    09/10/2007 3:48:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 320+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/07 | AP
    The Associated Press asked Iraqis for their reactions to some of the key points raised by Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker about the situation in Iraq. ___ Abdul-Salam Ibrahim, 52, retired army officer and Sunni in Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown: "What is new today is the American's frank admission, even if they knew that before, of their monumental failure. This is what made them acknowledge that there is Iranian intervention in Iraq. If they stay in Iraq, it will be a catastrophe. Anbar is not the place to judge. That place should be the capital Baghdad, where...
  • Report: Al-Qaida bakes little boys

    07/13/2007 3:08:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 2,437+ views
    WND ^ | July 13, 2007 | staff
    Iraqi official provides account of atrocity to embedded writer A reporter embedded with the U.S. military in Iraq reports a government official has recounted a new atrocity by al-Qaida: several instances in which terrorists baked a young boy, then invited his family to lunch with the victim as the main course. The report is from Michael Yon, a Special Forces soldier who returned to Iraq to report on the successes there, inspired, he told radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt, by a "news cycle that seems to pander toward the terrorists." Yon was in Baqubah listening to the statements of an...
  • Today in history: the battle of Little Bighorn

    06/25/2007 6:45:11 AM PDT · by drzz · 144 replies · 2,666+ views
    Custer's Last Stand ^ | June 25, 2007 | drzz
    In Memoriam: Custer's Last Stand, June 25, 1876 Private William Slaper : Each man had secreted himself behind a slain horse. Lieutenant Charles DeRudio: The horses were laying as if to suggest a barricade. Lieutenant Luther Hare: The evidence on the Custer field indicated very hard fighting. __ Reno court of Inquiry: In regard to the severity of the fighting on General Custers battlefield, did you see any evidences that there was hard fighting there, or the contrary? Lieutenant Godfrey: I think there must have been a very hard fighting. Reno court of Inquiry: You think there was a...
  • Little Girl (Remembering the Enemy we Fight)

    04/27/2007 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 636+ views ^ | May 2005 | Michael Yon
    Little Girl (Media please contact John Mason: Mark Bieger found this little girl after the car bomb that attacked our guys while kids were crowding around. The soldiers here have been angry and sad for two days. They are angry because the terrorists could just as easily have waited a block or two and attacked the patrol away from the kids. Instead, the suicide bomber drove his car and hit the Stryker when about twenty children were jumping up and down and waving at the soldiers. Major Bieger, I had seen him help rescue some of our guys a...