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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...