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  • World's oldest mum and baby well

    01/16/2005 3:17:19 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 296+ views
    www.news.com.au ^ | 17 January 2005
    A WOMAN who at 67 became the oldest person known to have given birth was today said to be doing well, while her surviving daughter was in good heath. The Romanian gave birth to twin girls at Bucharest's Giulesti Hospital, but one of the babies died soon afterwards. Adriana Iliescu, a retired university professor, had undergone fertility treatment for nine years before succeeding in becoming pregnant. Her doctor, Bogdan Marinescu, said: "Mother and child are well and we hope the development of the child will continue normally." Realitatea TV reported the death of one of the twins and said the...
  • Injudicious Battles - Is there any stopping the judge madness in the Senate? - Senator John Cornyn

    11/23/2004 5:53:11 AM PST · by crushelits · 18 replies · 960+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | November 23, 2004, 8:33 a.m. | Senator John Cornyn
    One important lesson learned during this past election year is that the American people want a return to basic American values, and an end to vicious, Michael Moore-style politics. Certainly the last thing Americans want is yet another year of incessant, baseless, and venomous attacks.But if liberal special-interest groups in Washington have their way, more vicious politics is exactly what the American people will get, particularly in the likely event of a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.The American people want judges and justices on the bench who will dutifully interpret the law — distinguished legal minds and devoted...
  • UN gives Arafat head of state tribute

    11/11/2004 9:46:16 PM PST · by claudiustg · 24 replies · 1,312+ views
    www.chinadaily.com ^ | 2004-11/12 | Peter Heinlein
    The United Nations has accorded Yasser Arafat honors as a head of state, holding a tribute in the General Assembly and flying the flag at half staff. Secretary-General Kofi Annan led the tribute. The hour-long General Assembly tribute featured eulogies from ambassadors representing each of the world's regions, as well as Islamic and Arab groups. Such tributes are usually reserved for sitting heads of state. Secretary-General Kofi Annan described Mr. Arafat as one of those few leaders instantly recognizable by people around the world. He said Mr. Arafat's signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords was a giant step in realizing...
  • Election Madness

    10/22/2004 9:54:24 AM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 1 replies · 342+ views
    TownHall ^ | 20-Oct-2004 | Tony Blankley
      Election madness Tony Blankley (archive)  October 20, 2004 | Print | Send  It's getting to that point in the campaign when more than everything that needed to be said has been said. Rhetorical exaggerations being judged insufficient, straight out lies now fill the airwaves. Did you know that John Kerry led a platoon of Vietcong out of Cambodia in a bloody attack on a Marine base in Da Nang? Did you know that George Bush blew up a squad of Texas Air National Guard planes during his only day on the job? And, of course, both candidates are rumored...
  • Teachers starting to shun red pens

    10/04/2004 9:43:38 AM PDT · by It's me · 75 replies · 1,711+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 10-4-04 | By Sherry Parmet
    When term papers get graded this school year, many students who turn in sloppy work won't be seeing red. An increasingly popular grading theory insists red ink is stressful and demoralizes students, while purple, the preferred color, has a more calming effect. "I never use red to grade papers because it stands out like, 'Oh, here's what you did wrong.' " said Melanie Irvine, a third-grade teacher at Pacific Rim Elementary in Carlsbad. "Purple is a more approachable color." Irvine said that in elementary schools, it's unnecessary to point out every error. Instead, a teacher should find a more delicate...
  • Mental Marijuana

    08/23/2004 9:45:27 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 830+ views
    seattleweekly ^ | 8 23 04 | Philip Dawdy
    Smoking marijuana, the federal government constantly reminds us, is dangerous in every way. It impairs cognitive functioning, makes you high, and, because it’s smoked, is a demon in a bong hit—and so on. A counterargument is that pot has helped thousands of cancer and AIDS patients, for example, contend with side effects of their illnesses and treatments. There is also evidence that marijuana works for some psychiatric disorders as well, principally depression and bipolar disorder. Among some people, pot is jokingly referred to as “green Prozac.” The problem is you can’t legally take a toke for psychiatric diagnoses. “I think...
  • Paintings are the path to killer's 20-year rehabilitation

    08/22/2004 10:33:06 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 14 replies · 748+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | August 23, 2004 | FRED BRIDGLAND
    THEY were known as South Africa’s "Bonnie and Clyde" after a 17-day killing and robbing spree in 1983.She, the then beautiful 19-year-old blonde Charmaine Phillips, testified that she killed one of her robbery victims, who had been tied to a tree, simply because she was irritated by her "babbling on". In court she was like a wildcat, hissing and clawing at anyone who came near her. When a photographer walked close to the dock to speak to her, she leant forward as though to whisper in his ear, but suddenly pursed her lips and spat directly in his face. She...
  • Ruling on deportation mystifies abortion foes (unborn child US citizen with Const. rights-what?)

    06/07/2004 1:44:14 PM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 75 replies · 2,514+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 6-6-04 | DONALD BRADLEY
    Judge let pregnant woman stay in U.S. By DONALD BRADLEY The Kansas City Star Abortion opponents got a surprise when federal Judge Scott O. Wright refused to deport a pregnant Raymore woman last month. He was talking their talk. Wright ruled that the government could not send Myrna Dick back to Mexico, because her unborn child was an American citizen with constitutional rights. As such, the baby was entitled to stay in the country. Anti-abortion forces have been using a similar argument since the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973: A fetus is a human...
  • March through November MADNESS! FREEPER POOL! (Please, no wagering...)

    03/18/2004 3:08:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies · 449+ views
    4/18/04 | Libloather
    "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it."And there you have it - the beginning of the end. Clark did it. Dean did it. Kerry will eventually do it - it's just a matter of time.
  • Need Help For March Madness

    03/08/2004 8:50:05 PM PST · by doctor noe · 39 replies · 228+ views
    self | self
    I need help being able to access realtime scores online during March Madness. My anal employer is rationing out access to sports-related internet sites... 60 minutes per day. Is there any way to backdoor this? (Perhaps the major sports sites should take this into consideration during March Madness.)

    11/24/2003 7:03:23 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies · 188+ views
    North Korean TV (Pyongyang) via Japanese TBS TV (Streaming Video) ^ | 24 November 2003 | AmericanInTokyo (sharing Pyongyang TV)
    North Korea reports on its national evening TV news from Pyongyang 23 November(with the usual vitriol and staged excitement), that they have now tabulated the number of honorable titles of respect assigned to the 'Great Leader' dictator Kim Jong-il.The North Korean male TV reporter emotionally announces these have been flooding in "from all over the world." They are such titles of respect and endearment as: "The Undefeated General", and "Wise Man Born of Heaven", and "Teacher of Philosophies", "Son of the Sun", etc. etc. etc., ad nauseum....Please don't take my word for it. VIEW THE BRIEF STREAMING VIDEOS HERE:Cut...
  • The madness of Kim Jong Il

    11/02/2003 7:27:44 AM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 165+ views
    The Observer ^ | November 02 2003 | Philip Gourevitch
    The madness of Kim Jong Il (part two) Saddam has gone, Iran has blinked, and now only North Korea retains its status as number-one enemy in the axis of evil. But little is known of this great dictatorship apart from the fact that Kim Jong Il has presided over the systematic starvation of millions of his people. And that he now has the bomb... A special report by Philip Gourevitch The horrible weirdness of North Korea makes the place easier to parody than to make sense of, and it is folly to make too much sense of it. For anyone...
  • France: No proof Hamas and Islamic Jihad are terror groups

    08/25/2003 3:40:48 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 153 replies · 694+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/25/03 | Jerusalem Post
    France voices objections to placing Hamas and Islamic Jihad on the European Union's list of terror organizations, ynet reported Monday. Diplomatic advisor to President Chirac, Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, is quoted to have said to the Israeli ambassador in France, Nissim Zvilli, that there is no proof that these two organizations are terror groups. "If we find that Hamas and Islamic Jihad are indeed terror groups opposed to peace, we may have to change the EU's stand," said Gordo. "However, we must not limit ourselves to one, clear cut, position." Over the weekend, Zvilli met with Gordo, said to be Chirac's right-hand...
  • Molester poses as cop to rape boys

    06/25/2003 6:29:49 AM PDT · by twas · 23 replies · 482+ views
    San Fran Examiner ^ | 06/23/2003 | ALISON SOLTAU
    Police are searching for a child molester who preys on boys with learning difficulties by pretending to be a private investigator and then luring them to a secluded area and raping them. The predator has struck twice in San Francisco and once in Pacifica, said Inspector Sidney Laws of the San Francisco Police Department's sexual assault detail. As summer gets under way and more children are roaming The City unsupervised, police are alerting summer vacation program operators and parents to the molester's modus operandi. In January, the man accosted a 12-year-old boy at a bus stop on Van Ness Avenue...
  • A darker side of pot growing Diesel, oil contamination a slippery, but serious problem

    06/17/2003 3:30:04 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 82 replies · 540+ views
    A darker side of pot growing Diesel, oil contamination a slippery, but serious problem By John Driscoll The Times-Standard The cost of a pound of marijuana on the street may not reflect the steep cost to the land where it was grown and to people living nearby. With the ongoing trend of moving big marijuana grows indoors, drug enforcement agents are frequently uncovering serious environmental contamination problems. Mostly, the pollution is from diesel generators used to power energy-hogging sodium lights and ventilation equipment needed to grow high potency marijuana indoors. A below-standard diesel storage tank, and improper disposal of...
  • The United States of America has gone mad [Emetic!]

    01/15/2003 5:29:08 AM PST · by Petronski · 85 replies · 607+ views
    The Times of London ^ | January 15, 2003 | John le Carré
    America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War. The reaction to 9/11 is beyond anything Osama bin Laden could have hoped for in his nastiest dreams. As in McCarthy times, the freedoms that have made America the envy of the world are being systematically eroded. The combination of compliant US media and vested corporate interests is once more ensuring that a debate that should be ringing out in every...
  • Howdy Doody ID Card Accepted Here

    01/13/2003 7:10:20 AM PST · by madfly · 34 replies · 351+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | Jan. 13, 2003 | Bobby Eberle
    Just when you thought we were making strides in homeland security comes another frightening reminder of how little seriousness is being placed on monitoring those who enter our borders. Introducing the Howdy Doody ID card -- also known as the Matricula Consular card. The Matricula Consular (MC) card is not new, but it's gaining increased recognition as more and more politicians and citizens recognize how the MC card could be used by illegal aliens and potential terrorists to gain entry into America. The MC card is essentially an identification card which is issued by Mexican consulates to Mexican nationals....

    01/10/2003 10:49:01 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 67 replies · 316+ views
    Sankei Shimbun News (in Japanese) from NYC ^ | 11 January 2003 | Sankei News (in Japanese) from NYC
    Summary synopsis in English of Japanese language article just breaking on the web now, by Sankei News (out of New York City)....Provided by Freeper AITText summary:"UN SANCTIONS AGAINST US WILL BE A DECLARATION OF WAR"North Korean ambassador to the United Nations Mr. Park, in in effort to put a lid on UN sanctions against his nation for withdrawing from the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA), threatened in a press conference today at the United Nations [Jan 10], that for the United Nations to go ahead with sanctions on North Korea, it would be interpreted as a 'declaration of war.'He...
  • This year, give your child a Michael Jackson Prosthetic Nose for Christmas!

    12/12/2002 7:07:31 AM PST · by Registered · 29 replies · 864+ views
    Registered ^ | 10.12.02 | Registered
  • 8 Crazy Nights... how low can they go?

    11/25/2002 3:21:22 PM PST · by Holofernes · 24 replies · 279+ views
    Culture (so called) ^ | 11/2502 | Holofernes
    "Adam Sandler invites you to share some holiday cheer in the new, no-holds-barred musical comedy Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights.. MPAA Rating: G-13 for frequent crude and sexual humor, drinking and brief drug references "

    11/01/2002 5:41:47 AM PST · by KLT · 26 replies · 283+ views
    I thought I heard somebody say there’s an election next week. Pretty sure I heard that right. Something about mid-term Congressional elections. A bunch of governorships up for grabs. Things like that. Of course, I could be wrong. I saw what looked like a political rally on the tube but the talking heads kept telling me it was a memorial service. There may be political campaign spots on TV. I couldn’t say. Like most adult males, I channel surf during commercials. While in Missouri the other day, I saw a bus with a sign that said: “Chuck Norman likes Jim...
  • Market madness ending, says Buffett (SAGE OF OMAHA ALERT?)

    09/27/2002 11:03:01 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 58 replies · 286+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 27, 2002 | BBC News
    The "mass hallucination" that gripped the world's stock markets during the tech boom is ending, the US investment guru Warren Buffett has told the BBC. He said the markets were now "more realistic" compared with the share bubble of a few years ago, when investors ignored common sense and started "dreaming". Mr Buffett added that the hallucination had led to an erosion of accounting standards, which erupted so damagingly over the past few months. And he said investors should take a long-term view with their money if they wanted to be successful. Track-record Warren Buffett has become one of the...
  • Miami Dade Considers Having Jimmy Carter Oversee November Vote

    09/26/2002 2:56:09 PM PDT · by tip of the sword · 100 replies · 410+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Sept. 25, 2002 | Joe Mozingo
    Commissioner Barbara Carey-Schuler had asked the county attorney to draw up a resolution directing county staff to seek outside oversight of the election. In the end, Carey-Schuler decided Jimmy Carter might cause too much of a ruckus in the Cuban-Amercian community.'I don't want to bring in a group that will create more problems,' she said.Commissioners opted to seek help from another outside monitor, possibly Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.The resolution will be heard Thursday, it is expected to pass.While Comissioner Natacha Seijas said she didn't want Carter, most seemed supportive of an outside monitor.
  • **EU WANTS TO BID ON U.S. MAIL**-'Demands' Access to U.S. Municipal Water Markets & SBA Loans

    04/26/2002 2:59:32 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 120 replies · 600+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2002 | Carter Dougherty
    <p>The European Union is demanding that foriegn companies be allowed to compete with the U.S. Postal Service as part of the World Trade Organization talks that began last year.</p> <p>According to a draft copy of its demands obtained by the Washington Times, Europe also wants access to American markets for municipal water and waste services. It will also call for foriegn companies to be given access to Small Business Administration Loans.</p>
  • "So much damage in just one hour"

    04/22/2002 8:18:51 PM PDT · by Phil V. · 105 replies · 622+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | Tuesday, April 23, 2002 Iyyar 11, 5762 Israel Time: 06:12 (GMT+3) | By Amira Hass
    w w w . h a a r e t z d a i l y . c o m `So much damage in just one hour' Two days ago, the charred pile next to the building with wide glass windows was still emitting heat. Given the countless number of empty canned food tins, one might conclude that they were the leftover combat rations the soldiers set on fire earlier that morning, just before they left Ramallah. But some papers that were not totally burned indicated that it was not just garbage that was set on fire. Fragments of...