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  • In An Honest Election,Would Romney Win New York,Illinois,Pennsylvania And Wisconsin?

    07/21/2012 9:37:53 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 21 replies
    The two biggest fears in America are Obama and Voter Fraud!,It's too bad millions of hard working Americans in Blue or Purple states have to worry that their votes will be dilluted thanks to the thugs running some of the precincts.Remember when Al Gore got more votes than Bush?Did anyone back then had a theory that up to 10% of Al Gores votes were from illegal aliens in deep blue states?Especially California? And here we are 12 years later still worried about purple states and "Who Will Be Counting The Votes".You would think that with the three major deep blue...
  • Homeland Security takes boy with big tumor from dangerous Mexican city to NM for treatment

    07/21/2012 11:48:18 AM PDT · by chuckee · 11 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 9-year-old boy with a massive tumor was whisked from a dangerous neighborhood in Mexico in an armored vehicle by U.S. agents and taken across the border for treatment in New Mexico, his family said. The boy and his parents were snatched Thursday from the gang-infested neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez — one of the deadliest cities in the world — after members of a New Mexico Baptist church saw him near an orphanage and sought help. The parents of the child, identified by officials only as Jose to protect his family, said the tumor on his shoulder...
  • Amazing Head-On MS Highway Crash Captured on Video--Everyone Survives

    07/20/2012 7:47:21 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 13 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | July 19, 2012 | Donna Harris
    As she braced for the impact, Amy Cox turned the wheel of her Ford Expedition just enough to avoid a head-on collision, which she says would have killed her and her daughter. Video of the Waveland woman's harrowing July 8 accident on U.S. 49 has gone viral. Shot by a Louisiana couple as they were driving north through Collins, the video shows Edward Fairley plowing into Cox's SUV with his Chevrolet HHR. For 1 minute and 18 seconds, Fairley was seen on the video speeding along in the wrong direction, passing at least 30 cars. "This is going to be...
  • Investigation: Are Red Light Cameras In Beverly Hills Violating State Laws?

    07/20/2012 1:32:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 19, 2012 11:46 PM
    BEVERLY HILLS (CBS) — Los Angeles pulled the plug on red light cameras after concerns about safety and fairness. Beverly Hills still has the cameras in use, one of the last cities in Southern California to use the cameras to catch violators. A CBS2 investigation says the camera at one intersection — namely Wilshire and Whittier — could be violating state law … and if that is the case, many of those tickets could be null and void. David Goldstein reports. Barbara vividly recalls the changing yellow at Wilshire and Whittier. “Here’s the yellow right there. How fast was that?”...
  • 'Confused' French woman tries to cross [Wash DC] Metro tracks (VIDEO)

    07/19/2012 7:03:41 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | 19 July 2012 | Paul D. Shinkman
    WASHINGTON - Riders at Metro Center were surprised to find a reportedly confused woman standing on the median between two tracks on Wednesday night, according to eyewitnesses. The woman, dressed in black and carrying a red bag, appeared to try to cross over both sets of Red Line tracks between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night before stopping on the center barrier. She appeared "lost, almost confused," says Jen Voss, who tweeted a picture of the incident. Metro reports the 37-year-old woman is French, does not speak English and was trying to cross from the Shady Grove side...
  • Police: Black man tells white official ‘I hate all white people’

    07/19/2012 5:43:50 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 19, 2012
    <p>Police have charged a black man with harassing a Pittsburgh-area borough official by screaming "I hate white people" as the woman arrived early for a council meeting.</p> <p>Carnegie police filed harassment and disorderly conduct charges Tuesday against 40-year-old David Settles, of Carnegie, stemming from the July 9 encounter with Carnegie borough Councilwoman Carol Covi.</p>
  • Will Dem's Complain Regardless Of Swing State Voter Process?Three,Seven&Same Day&Overseas Ballots.

    07/18/2012 7:04:49 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 2 replies
    To begin with,why are the Dem's having a cow over Ohio's three day voting? Didin't Florida open the polls a week early in 2008? Did the DNC complain back then? Next thing the Dem's will bitch about is "Same Day Voting With Mandatory ID". And come October Will Eric Holder will try to stop overseas ballots knowing at least 70% of them are voting for Romney. And why? Obama with a realistic approval of 45%. They will fight/complain over any swing state over their own voting laws,regardless of how respectful they are.
  • 2 crows plus a bag of flour equals a hazmat scene [WA]

    07/17/2012 8:01:02 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    THE HERALD, EVERETT, WASHINGTON ^ | Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 1:44 p.m. | Herald staff
    EDMONDS -- Traffic in Edmonds was detoured for more than an hour Tuesday while a hazardous materials team investigated a report of a suspicious powder discovered at the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Edmonds Street. "It turns out the white powdery substance is, in fact, flour," Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said. A witness told firefighters that a couple of crows were to blame.
  • Deputies: Woman Punches Clerk With Pork Rinds

    07/17/2012 7:29:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    10WISTV ^ | July 9, 2012 | Casey Vaughn
    Deputies said a woman was accused of hitting a clerk with pork rinds and a sports drink, during a robbery at a Dollar General store. SNIP The clerk told deputies that the woman came in, put several items in a basket and was then seen putting several items up her skirt. When the employee followed her to the door and asked for the items back, the woman picked. SNIP
  • Freepers;Have Any Of You Changed Your Mind On Romneys VP Prediction?What About John Thune?

    07/17/2012 3:15:02 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 25 replies
    On the previous post regarding your predictions,we pretty much covered all the candidates on the list.The media has spent a lot of time narrowing it down to Rice,Ryan,Potrman and Rubio.But how often do you hear any anchor mention John Thune,or the few at the bottom tier.John Thune is within striking distance,he is actually a safe pick,would help the west&rust belt.Rubio is still the best pick,but no one seems to know if Marco wants the job,or if Romney is serious about him.Regarding your predictions,like in the last post,pick your preference,and your second choice if Romneys pick declines the position.
  • Bobcat breaks into Washington prison; crews on scene

    07/17/2012 8:56:59 AM PDT · by BlueSky194 · 9 replies
    AP ^ | AP
    An animal that appears to be a bobcat has found its way inside a Washington state prison, and state wildlife officers are at the scene trying to remove it.
  • Tea assault: Police arrest man accused of tossing tea at officers

    07/17/2012 4:37:00 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 6 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 17 July 2012 | Sharon Dunn
    Tea assault: Police arrest man accused of tossing tea at officers A 25-year-old New Mexico man was arrested early Sunday after Greeley police officers say he threw a half-full can of Arizona tea at them from a moving pickup. Officers arrested Christopher Jaskolski of Albuquerque, around 12:50 a.m. Sunday while police were responding to a loud party complaint in the 2800 block of 28th Street. Officers said after they parked their car and began walking to the west on 28th Street, a vehicle approached from the east. A 23-ounce can of Arizona Green Tea was thrown at officers from the...
  • Teen Ejected from Vehicle, Driver Doesn’t Notice

    07/16/2012 8:20:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    kstp ^ | 7-16-12 | Jennie Olson
    The Minnesota State Patrol says a driver who bounced in and out of a highway ditch unknowingly lost her backseat passenger, who was ejected through a broken window. The patrol says the 72-year-old driver, Louise Ericksen, was driving southbound on Highway 72 in Beltrami County Sunday when her car strayed into the ditch, hit a sign and broke a back window. As the car bounced along the rough terrain, 15-year-old Kendall Ericksen was ejected out the broken window. The driver maneuvered her Impala back on the highway and continued southbound without realizing Kendall was missing.
  • "Russian Hitman Prank" Goes Very Wrong in Boca: Report

    07/16/2012 7:54:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Jul 16, 2012
    Jonathan Vanegas, 20, of Delray Beach ended up spending a night in jail afterwardTwo filmmakers known for their “Miami Zombie Attack Prank!” video struck out in their latest attempted prank in Boca Raton, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. The man they tried to punk got very angry, and Jonathan Vanegas, 20, of Delray Beach spent Friday night in the Palm Beach County Jail on a felony bomb hoax charge, the newspaper reported. In the video – titled “Russian Hitman Prank Gone Wrong!” – Vanegas’ film partner Vitaly Zdorovetskiy of Delray Beach, carrying a briefcase, tells victim Andre Brown that...
  • Have You Noticed Obama Only Campaigns To Small Crowds Of Teens,Single Women&The Uninformed?

    07/16/2012 5:37:48 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 15 replies
    Now didn't Obama recently give a speech/rally at a high school? Who knew high school children could vote? Lets get real here.Obama will not campaign in front of a crowd of Americans who have lost all of their wealth,and have been hurting like never before since Barry took office.Look at where he goes;Roanoke?Cincinatti?Columbus?Not exactly suberb towns occupied primarily of Average working Americans (lets just say Obama goes where he wont get booed/heckled)So do you think Obama will ever campaign in Coal Towns in Pennsylvania/Ohio? or just stick to his base of naive teeny-boppers and afro-americans?
  • Otter bites Minnesota triathlete 25 times

    07/16/2012 3:23:04 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-16-12 | ap
    ANOKA, Minn.—A veteran triathlete had to get rabies shots after she was attacked and bitten 25 times by an otter in a northern Minnesota lake. Leah Prudhomme, 33, of Anoka, was doing a regular 1.5-mile training swim in Island Lake, 17 miles north of Duluth, on Wednesday evening. As she passed by a bog on the last stretch, she felt something bite her ankle to the bone: an otter. She screamed for help as her father and young children watched from the shore. Prudhomme sustained 25 bites—some more than 2 inches deep—before her father could rescue her in a boat...
  • Ayotte is a NO vote on LOST (vanity)

    07/16/2012 1:53:16 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 3 replies
    www.ayotte.senate.gov ^ | 7-16-12 | U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R)
    Ayotte and Portman composed a letter to Reid. The letter was attached as a pdf to the email, and I don't know how to post an image very well so I posted this excerpt from the letter and her email below. - Begin quote: 'The real issue is not whether the United States will defend its maritime rights, but rather wo will have the final say on the scope of those rights. We simply are not persuaded that the decisions by the International Seabed Authority and international tribunals empowered by this treaty will be more favorable to U.S. interests than...
  • Sheriff: Elderly woman killed by naked intruder in Fair Oaks

    FAIR OAKS, Calif. (KCRA) - The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is investigating the murder of a woman in her 80s. Deputies arrested a naked man covered with blood seen leaving her home Sunday evening. The man has been identified as 32-year-old Moses Trotter. Detectives said he has no connection to the victim, and that this appears to be a random act of violence. Crime scene investigators are collecting evidence at the home on Olympic Way. The Sheriff's Department was called by a homeowner about 7:30 p.m. Sunday to report that a man without a shirt had broken into his home....
  • Backseat passenger bounces out of car on MN highway

    07/16/2012 8:00:14 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 46 replies
    The Minnesota State Patrol says a driver who bounced in and out of a highway ditch unknowingly lost her backseat passenger, who was ejected through a broken window. The patrol says the 72-year-old driver, Louise Ericksen, was driving southbound on Highway 72 in Beltrami County Sunday when her car strayed into the ditch, hit a sign and broke a back window. As the car bounced along the rough terrain, 15-year-old Kendall Ericksen was ejected out the broken window. The driver maneuvered her Impala back on the highway and continued southbound without realizing Kendall was missing. The Duluth News Tribune says...
  • Neighbors In Rancho Cucamonga Aren’t Dying To Have Funeral Parlor Move In

    07/16/2012 7:28:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 15, 2012 10:51 PM | Art Barron
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA {California} (CBS) — A Rancho Cucamonga neighborhood wants to fight a proposed business attempting to move in. A proposed funeral home, they say, shouldn’t be near their homes. The proposed funeral parlor would be built smack in the middle of several new developments in this San Bernardino County neighborhood. Art Barron, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said residents are worried about their property values. And some, frankly, don’t want to live that close to dead people. Wendy Sandoval told Barron, “We are not happy about this at all.” She showed him a petition signed by residents who are...
  • And What If Romney Is Leading In Illinois Come October?"Chicago Way Voter Fraud"?

    07/15/2012 8:37:54 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 24 replies
    You have to consider how bad the economy is in Illinois.The state is actually closer to purple after the GOP victories in 2010.They say Obama has a lock in Illinois,but what does that mean? Do "The Powers That Be"aka "Thugs" have full control on the final count? Unless most of the conservatives&independents have already fled the state leaving all the liberals,then Obama would win.But does anyone actually believe we will get an honest count coming out of Chicago on November 6th? Will the thugs wait till late in the night before they announce the voter totals?
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-eun's Wife(? photos)

    07/14/2012 11:19:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/15/12
  • N. Korea: Chia Junior's Mom (from a propaganda film to build up the junior)

    07/14/2012 11:07:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Chosun Ilbo & DailyNK ^ | June & July, 2012
    Video link at DailyNK.com: http://www.dailynk.com/korean/read_nktv.php?cataId=tv00003&num=264&viewmode=
  • Police: Two Traveling Salesmen Beat Up St. Cloud Man [Minnesota]

    07/14/2012 8:22:38 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 25 replies
    WCCO/CBS ^ | July 14, 2012 6:14 PM | unattributed
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two out-of-state traveling magazine salesmen allegedly beat up a St. Cloud man on Friday after he refused to buy a subscription, police say. According to St. Cloud police, the 29-year-old St. Cloud homeowner was attacked when a 21-year-old salesman from Iowa and a 18-year-old salesman from California allegedly knocked down his door when he declined to buy from them. By the time police arrived at the 300 block of 17th Avenue North, the two assailants were restrained and the homeowner suffered only minor injuries. Both men are being held in the Stearns County Jail on first-degree burglary...
  • "They Ate Their Victims' Brains Raw": Cannibal Cult Arrested for Eating Seven Witch Doctors

    07/14/2012 11:49:07 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Mirror News ^ | July 13, 2012 | Agency Staff
    "They ate their victims' brains raw": 'Cannibal cult' members arrested after seven 'witch doctors' brutally murdered The cult members are thought to have eaten the witch doctors’ organs in the belief that they would attain supernatural powers and become ‘bulletproof’ Police in Papua New Guinea have unearthed a ‘cannibal cult’ in the jungle thought to be responsible for the murders of seven suspected witch doctors. The 29 cult members allegedly ate their victims' brains raw and made soup from their penises, according to police officials. Madang Police Commander Anthony Wagambie said: “They don’t think they’ve done anything wrong; they admit...
  • [Saint Paul, MN baseball] Saints to change name for a game on atheist night

    07/13/2012 10:44:21 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT | unattributed
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The St. Paul Saints plan to change their name for a game sponsored by atheist groups. The American Association minor league club will call itself the "Mr. Paul Aints" when they host the Amarillo Sox on Aug. 10. The Minnesota Atheists and American Atheists suggested the promotion to tie in with a regional atheist conference in town that weekend. The game's billing...
  • Alleged slur uttered at Crawford in NH traced to Mass. police officer

    07/13/2012 7:38:42 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 30 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 7-12-12 | CRAIG N. LIADIS
    By CRAIG N. LIADIS New Hampshire Union Leader A Leominster, Mass., police officer is under investigation to determine whether he called Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford a racial slur during a New Hampshire Fisher Cats game in Manchester last week. Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella confirmed that an investigation is ongoing and that the officer, who was not identified, has been assigned to desk duty. “We received tips earlier in the week identifying the person,'' Mazzarella said. Fisher Cats President Rick Brenner isn't concerned where the individual is from. “I don't want to get into a border war,” Brenner said....
  • Jury: Man Killed Wife, 6-Year-Old Girl Over Paternity Results

    07/13/2012 6:44:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    AP) ^ | July 13, 2012 3:23 PM
    A Southern California jury has convicted a man of murdering his wife and their 6-year-old daughter after a paternity test revealed the child was not his. The Riverside County jury found 55-year-old Michael Barbar guilty Friday of two counts of first-degree murder in the November 2009 case. Prosecutors say Barbar, who had raised the child since birth, smashed her head against a bedpost and strangled his wife eight days after finding out the girl was not his. Jurors also found true the special circumstance allegation of lying in wait, which makes Barbar eligible for the death penalty.
  • Panel urged changes in Wisconsin deer program

    Review says state should adopt method used by 20 other states Wisconsin should adopt a program used by 20 other states to help manage its deer herds, modify but not discontinue its use of the Sex-Age-Kill population model and take a more passive approach to managing chronic wasting disease in the southern part of the state. These were among the leading recommendations of the nine-month review of the state's deer management practices by the Wisconsin white-tailed deer trustee and committee. The overall goal? "It's about improving the relationship between the DNR and hunters and landowners," said James Kroll, named deer...
  • "Zombie" attacks continue: Naked man arrested after biting Fla. man

    07/12/2012 9:57:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | July 12, 2012 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    "Zombie" attacks continue: Naked man arrested after biting Fla. man Despite assurances from the CDC that zombies do not, in fact, exist, strange things keep happening in Florida. The Center for Disease Control says we have no reason to fear a zombie virus. But that hasn't stopped a series of strange events, including one in which Rudy Eugene brutally attacked a homeless man, biting off chunks of his face. Perhaps 22-year-old Jeremiah Haughee found Eugene to be an inspirational figure. That's our best guess for why he was climbed naked onto the roof of a St. Augustine, Fla., home, bit...
  • The "Restoring Love" Texas Event.So Where Will Ed Schultz Hold His Event To Top Glenn Beck?

    07/12/2012 4:50:33 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 7 replies
    And who doesn't forget all of the ridicule Sargeant Schultz received on this and every conservative websight poking fun displaying airiel shots of Glenn Becks event at the mall and comparing it to the MSNBC event at the same place,only It Was EMPTY!. So if Ed Schultz decides to organize an event to compete with Glenn Beck, where should he hold it and What Will He Call It? You have to assume it will be 85% "OWS Crappers".
  • Some Monte Rio neighbors fed up with Bohemian Grove protesters

    07/12/2012 2:28:38 PM PDT · by whinecountry · 2 replies
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | July 12, 2012 | GUY KOVNER
    There's high anxiety under the redwoods in Monte Rio as more than 2,000 wealthy men begin arriving today for their annual retreat — to be greeted by an unknown number of people protesting their presence along the tranquil Russian River. But it's not the plutocrats and power brokers of the Bohemian Club who have Monte Rio residents and merchants on edge. It's the demonstrators, who haven't always been polite, or good for business. "There have been some really nice people, and some jerks," said Suzi Schaffert, who has run the Rio Theater since 1993. "I don't know what we're in...
  • 'Easy' Parking Spots for Women introduced by German Mayor

    07/12/2012 12:59:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11 Jul 2012 | Matthew Day
    Spaces in a new car park in the Black Forest town of Triberg now come with male and female symbols. The spaces for women are wider and well lit, while those for men are close to concrete pillars and can only be reversed into. Explaining the policy, Mayor Gallus Strobel said it was a natural decision because men are better at parking than women. "In the new car park we found that two place were not rectangular, at an angle to the road and placed between walls and pillars; that makes parking difficult so we decided to allocate them to...
  • Sex Offenders: Mandatory tracking of their cell phones?

    07/12/2012 11:31:27 AM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    Various | July 12, 2012 | vanity
    The recent arrest of Brandon Scott Lavergne in the case of the missing co-ed Mickey Shunick has brought some closure to this case. His cell phone was seized as part of his arrest. But can records be found of where he went with his cell phone be located? This would be computerized ROAMING of the cell phones showing the stations that the cell phone used to maintain its signal. Is such tracking possible? Should convicted sex offenders have their cell phones tracked to this degree to help in locate missing people? The pickup seen in a video the night Mickey...
  • Metro alerts NW residents to loose chimps [loose in Las Vegas]

    07/12/2012 11:28:38 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 19 replies
    KSVN & MyNews3 ^ | 7/12/2012 | unattributed
    LAS VEGAS (KSVN & MyNews3) -- Metro is reporting two chimpanzees got loose in the area of Rowland Ave., northeast of Ann Road and N. Jones Boulevard. Metro reports that one chimpanzee has been captured and the other is still outstanding. Police are warning all residents in the area to stay inside. Police have closed Ann Road from Jones Boulevard to Bradley Road and animal control officers are in the area searching for the second chimp. Police have not said where the animals are from or where they came from. This is an ongoing story and News 3 will have...
  • Woman kept boyfriend’s corpse for months after he died, watched NASCAR with him

    07/12/2012 11:09:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    72-year-old Linda Chase says she kept Charles Zigler's body clean and dressed, and talked to him while they watched television.
  • S.F. National Forest Warns of Coyotes (Protect them WTF?)

    07/12/2012 7:55:38 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 70 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 12, 2012 | ABQ Journal Staff
    SANTA FE — After several reports of confrontations between hikers’ dogs and coyotes in recent weeks, Santa Fe National Forest officials are asking residents “to be alert to situations for potential wildlife conflicts and learn how to avoid them.”A National Forest news release suggested hikers should be “mindful and respectful of the coyote’s habitat” by keeping dogs on a leash. The release also noted that under a Santa Fe County ordinance, any dog or other domestic animal within a county park, trail or open space area shall be restrained by a leash. A dog owned by Santa Fe residents Houston...
  • Biden To Speak At NAACP Convention,Shall We Predict The "Biden Gaffes"?

    07/11/2012 4:45:37 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 30 replies
    At least Romney had the guts to speak in front of the NAACP, we can only assume Obama didn't want to be embarrassed by those who were going to heckle "Where Are The Jobs" and sing "Sollllynnndra !!". So now it looks like Biden has to fill in for Obama. He is bound to make a baffoon of himself again,who knows, he might inadvertantly mention watermelon,chicken or ribs in his speech.
  • Camping Injuries: Who to Sue if a Tree Falls on You

    07/11/2012 3:37:09 PM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-11-12 | Andrew Lu at FindLaw.com
    You probably can't sue if you're struck by lightning, but you may be able to sue if a tree falls on you while camping. At first blush, both may seem like random acts of God. However, while lightning strikes are probably completely unpredictable and happen in an instance, the fact is that trees usually take some time to fall and there are steps that a park can take to prevent injury. As the summer camping season kicks up, you are sure to read about camping injuries and tragedies. If you have been hurt, you'll want to know whether you can...
  • Futuristic Pods Considered for Mountain View

    07/11/2012 3:09:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 | Lisa Fernandez and George Kiriyama
    One company said it can pave the wave of the future by building a magnetic floating vehicle that you would be more likely to see in the Jetsons.The car of the future is no car at all. In light of Mountain View being worried about too much traffic, one company said it can pave the way of the future by building a magnetic floating vehicle that you could easily picture on the Jetsons. Robert Baertsch, vice president of Unimodal's SkyTran, said the "pods" can move on a network of elevated rails, heading to and fro with a push of the...
  • Suicide by tiger: Man, 21, eaten alive in big cat enclosure after breaking into zoo at night

    07/11/2012 2:44:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/11/12 | Graham Smith
    A man was killed by tigers at Copenhagen Zoo today after he scaled a fence and crossed a moat to gain access to the predators' enclosure. The victim, who was 21, was savaged by three tigers after he broke into the zoo in the Danish capital in the early hours. He was found dead surrounded by the Siberian tigers when staff arrived for work.
  • Time Warner Cable Blackout of certain Hearst stations

    07/11/2012 10:36:13 AM PDT · by Kenika · 6 replies
    Time Warner Conversations ^ | 9 JUL 12 | Unknown
    Hearst TV local blackouts On July 9, 2012 Hearst Television chose to black out their signals from Time Warner Cable customers rather than continue negotiations, and despite their CEO saying just two weeks earlier that broadcaster blackouts are unfair to consumers. Time Warner Cable has reached hundreds of agreements with other broadcasters without broadcaster blackouts, but Hearst’s demand for a nearly 300% increase is way out of line. That kind of outrageous increase is unfair to our customers and unsustainable for our business. We believe broadcaster blackouts are wrong. Despite Hearst’s blackout, we stand ready to continue negotiations and are...
  • Husband Mistakes Stranger in Mall for Wife… Slaps Her

    07/11/2012 8:33:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2012
    That’s my wife! Assuming that the lady in the mall was his wife, a Jordanian man slapped her, only to realise he had attacked the wrong woman. Arabic daily Al Sawsana reported that a mall in Jordan was shocked when a man barged in and charged at a woman. The astonished woman began screaming for help. The man who was passing by the mall thought he had spotted his wife shopping without his permission. Without a second glance, the man rushed in and hit the woman. The woman began screaming for help. Soon, however, there was pin-drop silence in the...
  • Cougar pounces on sleeping man [feline]

    07/11/2012 4:35:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    SFGate ^ | 7-11-12
    A mountain lion attacked and mauled a Marin County man as he slept along a tributary of the Yuba River, near Nevada City, the California Department of Fish and Game confirmed Monday. The 63-year-old man, whose name was not released, was in a sleeping bag at about 1 a.m. Sunday at a makeshift camp site during a hiking trip through Nevada County when he suddenly felt a paw on his head and woke up, said Mike Taugher, a fish and game spokesman. The cougar then pounced, biting through the victim’s cap and clawing him through his sleeping bag. “He fought...
  • Fremont Girl Phones Police From Closet During Burglary

    07/10/2012 9:49:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 | Kris Sanchez
    A 12-year-old hid in a closet and phoned police during a burgarly attempt.When your 12-year-old daughter begs for a cell phone, you might just want to get her one. The phone came in quite handy for one Fremont 12-year-old girl, who asked to remain anonymous, whose home was robbed about 3 p.m. on Monday. After she heard her window sensor alarm go off - and she realized her mom wasn't the one who tripped it - the girl said she hopped into her closet and called police from her cell. Fremont police, though they didn't catch the robbers, are crediting...
  • Thieves Show Up To Ransack Hoarder’s Long Beach Home

    07/10/2012 6:22:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 7, 2012 11:00 PM | Ed Mertz
    LONG BEACH (CBS) — Officials report that thieves are ransacking a Long Beach home. That in itself would normally not be news, but the crooks are stealing from a hoarder. And not just any hoarder. Police and neighbors say thieves and junk scavengers have been stealing from Antonio Gorospe. Thursday, Gorospe allegedly shot a code inspector in the face before a seven hours-long barricade situation. Police ultimately got him out with tear gas, knocked a wall down with a tractor and a K-9 unit. Our cameras were rolling when the dog took him down. What are they stealing from Gorospe?...
  • Compliance officer breaks into woman's home to yell at her over state of her lawn

    07/10/2012 4:53:14 PM PDT · by Tainan · 59 replies
    610 WTVN website ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | National News
    When the woman called 911 a deputy wasn’t sent because the compliance officer is a county employee. A Georgia homeowner allegedly awoke to an unusual scene on July 2 — a county code compliance officer yelling at her over the state of her lawn from the doorway of her bedroom. “I woke up, I didn’t have my glasses on or my contacts in and all I see is this big burly figure standing in my doorway,” Erica Masters explained. “A big huge guy with a grey shirt. It scared the mess out of me.” She elaborated: “[He] yelled at me...
  • The Romney Path To 271;Michigan,Wisconsin,Iowa,Indiana,N.Carolina,N.H.&Florida.

    07/10/2012 4:01:26 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 31 replies
    At this point of the 2012 race,these seven states should be a lock and/or a little easier for Mitt Romney to flip from the 2008 Map.We can all assume that North Carolina,Indiana,Michigan,New Hampshire and Florida are a lock for Romney,we still need to wait and see future polling in Wisconsin and Iowa. Now this doesn't include Ohio and Pennsylvania. In your opinion, do you feel Romney will take all of these seven states and show O'Bozo and Moochelle the door in January?
  • Code Enforcement Officer Walks Into Home (Yells at Sleeping Woman to Mow Her Lawn)

    07/10/2012 9:04:18 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 65 replies
    WJBF.com ^ | July 02, 2012 | Michael Miller
    Code Enforcement Officer Walks Into Home Monday morning, Erica Masters was sleeping in her bed when Columbia County Code Compliance Officer Jimmy Vowell came to serve a violation notice for her grass being too long. Erica caught the whole incident on tape. "He let himself in and actually came through the house and into my bedroom. And yelled at me to wake me up, to let me know that I needed to come back outside and sign the violation notice." Erica says she was freaked out seeing a stranger in her doorway. "I woke up, I didn't have my glasses...
  • Deputies: 72-year-old Deltona Husband Stabbed by Wife, 27

    07/10/2012 8:36:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | July 9, 2012 | PATRICIO G. BALONA
    A Deltona man confronted his wife about her cheating and was stabbed in the arm with a kitchen knife, investigating deputies said. Maciej Nowicki, 72, suffered a 3/4-inch puncture in his left forearm. His wife, Brygida Sheffler, 27, of Poland, a waitress at the Deltona Inn, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a person older than 65. Deputies arriving at the Old Titusville Road home in Deltona found Nowicki with a large amount of blood pouring out of the wound on his forearm. Nowicki told deputies he learned Sheffler was cheating on him with another man for about...