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  • George Zimmerman: Prelude to a shooting

    By Chris Francescani SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A pit bull named Big Boi began menacing George and Shellie Zimmerman in the fall of 2009. The first time the dog ran free and cornered Shellie in their gated community in Sanford, Florida, George called the owner to complain. The second time, Big Boi frightened his mother-in-law's dog. Zimmerman called Seminole County Animal Services and bought pepper spray. The third time he saw the dog on the loose, he called again. An officer came to the house, county records show. "Don't use pepper spray," he told the Zimmermans, according to a friend....
  • Arizona executes killer who showed no remorse

    04/25/2012 1:37:04 PM PDT · by South40 · 49 replies
    Reuters (via Yahoo) ^ | 4/25/2012 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - A defiant killer who asked for no mercy, shunned a clemency hearing and railed against immigrants at his sentencing was put to death by lethal injection in Arizona on Wednesday for kidnapping and killing a Hispanic college student in 1992, officials said. Thomas Kemp, 63, was pronounced dead at 10:08 a.m. local time at the state prison in Florence, about 60 miles southeast of Phoenix, a state official said. His last words were: "I regret nothing."
  • Who has your vote now? Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Neither?

    04/25/2012 1:34:31 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 181 replies
    This yahoo poll needs some freeping. Being a yahoo poll I would have thought Obama would be further ahead.
  • Snail mail: Postcard arrives to wrong house, half a century later

    04/25/2012 12:46:57 PM PDT · by RightFighter · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Jana Winter
    Talk about snail mail! The nearly 60-year journey of a postcard through at least four states is finally winding down, although the little Georgia boy whose parents wrote him during a trip to Chicago is now 71 years old. The postcard, with a picture of the Windy City's Shedd Aquarium on the front and a 2-cent stamp on the back, landed in the mailbox of Elizabeth Fulcher, of South Daytona, Fla., last week.
  • Salahi Announces Bid for Virginia Governor

    04/25/2012 12:17:10 PM PDT · by bkepley · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | April 25, 2012 2:47 P.M | Noah Glyn
    Salahi has confirmed his plans to run for the Republican nomination:
  • Death from above: Video of drones fitted with machine guns that could transform battlefield

    04/25/2012 10:29:58 AM PDT · by cowboybeebop · 45 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4-23-2012 | Ted Thornhill
    In the clip ‘FPSRussia’, whose Call of Duty videos and real-life weapon demonstrations have earned him a cult following, shows off a quadrotor – a mini helicopter with four rotors - outfitted with a machine gun. The machine is controlled by a tablet computer and FPSRussia explains that a camera on front of the quadrotor gives him a ‘birds’ eye view’ of the target.
  • Fox News Mole Charged With Grand Larceny

    04/25/2012 9:58:12 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    Breitbart- Big Government ^ | 4/25/12 | Ben Shapiro
    “Fox News mole” Joe Muto tweeted this morning that he was issued a search warrant today, and that his iPhone, laptop, and old notebooks were confiscated by law enforcement. Muto added that he was being charged with “grand larceny, among other things.” The Muto story has to be one of the biggest liberal media fails in recent memory. Gawker paid Muto $5,000 for his scoops on Fox News – and Muto promptly revealed that Mitt Romney likes horses. Fox News CEO Roger Ailes brought the hammer down on Muto immediately... As it turns out, Ailes was quite serious about Muto’s...
  • Russian Security Firm Says Flashback Botnet Is Not Shrinking

    04/25/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT · by johncatl · 25 replies
    CRN (Computer Reseller News) ^ | 4/23/2012 | Kevin McLaughlin
    Contrary to recent reports, the worldwide botnet of Macs infected with the Flashback malware has remained relatively steady in size, the Russian security vendor Dr. Web said over the weekend. Dr. Web discovered the botnet -- which it calls BackDoor.Flashback.39 -- on April 4. It claims that more than 817,000 bots have connected to the botnet thus far, and that an average of 550,000 infected machines are interacting with a command-and-control server each day.
  • 67 years later, the homecoming (Mississippi - WWII Honor Flights)

    04/25/2012 5:23:12 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 2 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | April 25, 2012 | By DONNA HARRIS
    GULFPORT -- For many of the veterans on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight 3, it was the homecoming they’d missed. Several thousand people crowded the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on Tuesday to welcome the 93 World War II veterans and the one Korean War veteran home after their daylong visit to Washington. The well-wishers carried banners and waved flags, cheering for the weary heroes as they made their way to the airport’s commons area. Some shuffled, others rolled. All smiled.
  • Democrats Have Bigger Anti-Mormon Problem in Election Than GOP Has

    04/24/2012 10:55:27 PM PDT · by South40 · 26 replies
    TheDailyBeast ^ | 4/23/2012 | Peter Beinart
    Polls show 27 percent of Democrats would not vote for a Mormon, versus 18 percent of Republicans. There are votes in anti-Mormonism, but the Obama campaign must resist any temptation to play on it. With just over six months before Election Day, the 2012 presidential campaign looks dull but astonishing. It’s dull because Barack Obama no longer elicits the kind of passion he did in 2008, and Mitt Romney has never elicited much passion at all. But it’s astonishing because it features an African-American and a Mormon, two of the most discriminated-against groups in American history. In the year of...
  • Deep-pocket dreamers aim high with space mining

    04/24/2012 10:48:53 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 23 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 24, 2012 | Sandi Doughton
    Space mining has been a longtime staple of science-fiction films — and the companies are almost always the villains. The transport ship in "Alien" was towing a load of ore when sinister, corporate overlords diverted it into the clutches of the galaxy's baddest monster. "Avatar" was all about saving the inhabitants of Pandora from thugs clawing their home planet to shreds in search of "unobtanium." Nevertheless, a group of entrepreneurs received a hero's reception Tuesday in Seattle, when they unveiled a new company with the goal of extracting platinum, gold and other valuable resources from asteroids. Director James Cameron, who...
  • The 10 Most Idiotic Questions from FDNY Entrance Exams [Obama and Holder claim these are "racist"]

    04/24/2012 10:01:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 59 replies
    villagevoice.com ^ | December 15, 2010 | Steven Thrasher
    While reporting this week's cover story "Hosed," the Voice obtained two FDNY Entrance Exams (identified as "7029" and "2043"). We took all the questions ourselves, and were kind of amazed at how idiotic some of them were. Answering them, we had to wonder: why shouldn't minorities be expected to do as well on these questions as white people? But equally troubling was this thought: is answering these questions correctly really going to make someone a good firefighter? Here are what we considered the 10 most painfully obvious questions. Take them yourself and let us know what you think. 10. A...
  • SpaceX delays first private launch to space station

    04/24/2012 8:54:54 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Space News ^ | April 24, 2012 06:00
    SpaceX delays first private launch to space station by Staff Writers Washington April 24, 2012 SpaceX has postponed by a week its bid to become the first private company to attempt to launch an unmanned cargo vessel to the International Space Station. "After reviewing our recent progress, it was clear that we needed more time to finish hardware-in-the-loop testing and properly review and follow up on all data," SpaceX spokeswoman Kirstin Brost Grantham said late Monday. "While it is still possible that we could launch on May 3rd, it would be wise to add a few more days of margin...
  • Flamboyant Son of Fallen Chinese Leader Makes a Statement(am not a brat, never drove a Ferrari)

    04/24/2012 7:34:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 04/24/12 | MARK MCDONALD
    Flamboyant Son of Fallen Chinese Leader Makes a Statement By MARK MCDONALD | April 24, 2012, 9:47 pm HONG KONG — In the most sensational political drama in decades in China, the fall of the former Politburo member Bo Xilai has captivated the country for months with its cloak-and-dagger intrigue, charges of corruption and murder, and a compelling cast of personalities. Among the central characters in the tumult is Mr. Bo’s son, Bo Guagua, 24, a graduate student at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was even mentioned in the official statement describing the reasons for his father’s removal from...
  • How Lockheed’s Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business

    04/24/2012 6:41:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    GIZMODO ^ | Lt. Col. William B. O'Connor USAF (ret.)
    How Lockheed’s Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business How Lockheed’s Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business How do you hide an airplane behind a bird? Very skillfully. Lt. Col. William B. O'Connor (ret.) flew the F-117 Nighthawk during the Bosnia Conflict, and in Stealth Fighter, he explains the history, operation, and soul America's most advanced stealth jet. While the United States had never embraced a defensive mindset and had only fielded one strategic SAM system to that point, the Nike-Hercules dating from the 1950s, and one real medium-range tactical system, the HAWK (homing all the way...
  • Some advice about George Clooney [junk email from Obama]

    04/24/2012 4:52:06 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 5 replies
    obama spam | 04/24/2012 | Ann Marie Habershaw
    [Name Deleted to Protect the Patriot]-- I have some advice for the two people who will be selected to go to a party for the President at George Clooney's house: Choose your guest wisely. Whoever you pick to join you is going to owe you big time. Think about it -- and chip in $3 or whatever you can today to be automatically entered: [donation link deleted.... :-] - Ann Marie Ann Marie Habershaw Chief Operating Officer Obama for America P.S. -- Regarding your airfare and hotel, we've got it covered. Just get your name in the mix today.
  • [Earth Day 1990] Celebrants leave [150] tons of litter [in New York's Central Park]

    04/24/2012 2:35:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    Lodi News-Sentinel ^ | April 24, 1990
    NEW YORK (UPI) - Sanitation crews scooped up 154.3 tons of litter left by Earth Day celebrants in Central Park by midday Monday and were still cleaning up at day's end.
  • Spaniards once ate elephant meat

    04/24/2012 1:07:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Spero News ^ | April 24, 2012 06:00
    Spaniards once ate elephant meat Tuesday, April 24, 2012 By Spero News Researchers have found cut and percussion marks in elephant bones in the site of Preresa. Article Tools Discuss Humans that populated the banks of the river Manzanares (Madrid, Spain) during the Middle Palaeolithic (between 127,000 and 40,000 years ago) fed themselves on pachyderm meat and bone marrow. This is what a Spanish study shows and has found percussion and cut marks on elephant remains in the site of Preresa (Madrid). In prehistoric times, hunting animals implied a risk and required a considerable amount of energy. Therefore, when the...
  • Weeping four-year-old girl [falsely] accused of carrying a GUN by TSA officers

    04/24/2012 12:44:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 24, 2012 | Hugo Gye
    Full title: Weeping four-year-old girl accused of carrying a GUN by TSA officers after she hugged her grandmother while passing through security A four-year-old girl was apparently subjected to a humiliating ordeal after she hugged her grandmother while she was waiting in line. The girl was accused of having a gun and declared a 'high security threat', while agents threatened to shut down the whole airport if she could not be calmed down. Terror threat? Four-year-old Isabella was subjected to a full body pat-down and accused of carrying a gun in an airport In her terror, Isabella tried to run...
  • Naturally occurring radioactivity part of Western Slope life (Colorado)

    04/24/2012 12:38:02 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 16 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | 4/22/2012 | Matthew Berger
    Coloradans are subjected to, on average, four times more naturally occurring radiation than the average American. It is the price of living in a mountainous and geologically rich region, but the full impact of that background radiation on residents’ health is poorly understood. Aside from an increased risk of skin cancer because of higher elevations and a heightened but avoidable lung-cancer risk from radon seeping from uranium-rich soils, it appears the higher-than-average background radiation levels in Colorado, and Mesa County in particular, are still lower than what would be deemed hazardous. Some experts even believe the low levels may have...
  • Rapid-Response Romney (Quick retort: Obama the dog eater)

    04/24/2012 12:26:37 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/24/12 | Jim Geraghty
    (snip) The bad news for Obama four years later is that the first weeks of the general-election campaign have demonstrated that Mitt Romney and his top staff are not going to play by the same rules as the McCain campaign. On April 11, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen appeared on Anderson Cooper’s CNN program and scoffed at Ann Romney’s value to her husband in helping assess the economic challenges of women voters by declaring that “she never worked a day in her life.” Some campaigns might have questioned how much they could do with an off-key insulting comment from a talking...
  • Protest by Catholic activists may hamper Obama reelection bid (Organize! Mobilize! Go!)

    04/24/2012 10:28:04 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama has seen his standing among Catholic voters, a crucial segment of the electorate, slip in recent weeks, and a looming confrontation with Catholic activists could make it worse. Democrats want voters this year to focus on what they have branded a war on women, but the flip side of the debate — the so-called war on religion — is not going away anytime soon. Earlier this month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for two weeks of public protest in June and July against what it sees as growing government encroachment on religious freedom. The protests are...
  • Police: Drug suspect had man's EBT card

    04/24/2012 9:08:16 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 4/24/12 | Julie Manganis
    BEVERLY — A Lowell man arrested Friday with nearly a half-pound of heroin was also carrying an EBT card belonging to a known drug user — a card that may have been collateral for a drug debt, police and prosecutors believe. Campeo A. Diaz-Carela, 43, is facing a minimum mandatory 15 years in prison if found guilty of trafficking heroin over 200 grams, the charge he was arraigned on yesterday in Salem District Court. Diaz-Carela was also arraigned on charges of giving police a false name, after initially producing identification that showed him as Abisay Montanez, 36. Among the documents...
  • Tea party will ‘absolutely’ back Romney in general election, says movement leader

    04/24/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 139 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Though the tea party wasn’t particularly enthused about Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy during the primary, one tea party leader who was present at the inception of the movement says the tea party will get behind the former Massachusetts governor going into the general election. “Absolutely, the tea party can and will support Mitt Romney in the general election, and with great energy in the door-to-door ground game,” said Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition and author of the recently released book, “Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.” “It’s important also to...
  • Jon Lovitz goes off on Obama (Jon was revving up the engine when the light turned green...!)

    04/24/2012 7:58:16 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/24/12 | Caitlin Mcdevitt
    “Saturday Night Live” alum Jon Lovitz sounds like he’s pretty fed up with President Barack Obama. “This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is f---ing bulls---. And I voted for the guy and I’m a Democrat. What a f---ing asshole,” Lovitz recently said on his podcast “The ABC's of SNL." The episode was recorded in January and released on Sunday.
  • Dog stairs help Fido get back in the boat

    04/24/2012 5:26:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-23-12 | Joe Taschler
    Germantown firm's floating stairs allows doggy paddlers to get back on boat The target market for Jim Perkins' upstart manufacturing company consists of swimmers with hairy backs who often stink when they get wet. Perkins has developed, built and begun marketing a set of floating plastic stairs designed to help dogs easily and safely climb back into a boat after going for a swim. The inspiration for the new business venture: his golden retriever, Katie. "I certainly didn't expect that the dog would cause me to pursue a second career," said Perkins, 57, a retired engineer who spent most of...
  • 'I've had my phone tapped': Susan Sarandon claims 'government is watching her'...

    04/24/2012 1:01:11 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 11:08 EST, 23 April 2012 | Lydia Warren
    'I've had my phone tapped': Susan Sarandon claims 'government is watching her'... and reveals she was denied White House security clearance Actress and left-wing activist Susan Sarandon has claimed she was recently denied security clearance for a visit to the White House - and that the government has been tapping her phone. The Oscar winner, who has vehemently condemned the war in Iraq, made the claims on Sunday during a Q&A session at the Tribeca Film Festival - an 11-day event in New York's Lower Manhattan. One audience member asked whether Sarandon, who was answering questions alongside documentary filmmaker Michael...
  • Barackward

    04/24/2012 4:27:03 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4-24-12 | Daniel Allott
    It's no secret that the Obama campaign and its surrogates will continue to portray Mitt Romney at too detached from the lives of ordinary Americans to be elected president. "Governor Romney's a little out of touch," Vice President Joe Biden told Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer in early April. Or as actress and Obama supporter Jane Lynch put it recently about the nominee-to-be, "the guy does not know how to relate to people." But it's a theme the Obama campaign ought to think twice about before advancing. That's because President Obama himself exhibits a striking inability to connect with an...
  • Mitt Romney Starts Betraying The Conservatives He Coddled During The Primaries

    04/23/2012 9:44:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Businss Insider ^ | April 23, 2012 | Michael Brendan Doughterty
    It was inevitable. Mitt Romney is going to sell-out conservatives in his party in order to win the general. And if he wins, he'll sell them out again in order to be re-elected.* Zeke Miller and McKay Coppins reporting for Buzzfeed have found the first issue on which Romney is trying to put some distance between himself and the conservative wing of his party. Allahpundit, one of the most perceptive conservative bloggers, also detects the hint of conflict between the GOP candidate and the GOP Congress. Mitt Romney told reporters today that he supports efforts to extend low interest rates...
  • Historic wave of Mexican immigration at a standstill, report says

    04/23/2012 7:42:24 PM PDT · by South40 · 25 replies
    LATimes ^ | 4/23/2012
    The number of Mexican migrants to the United States dropped significantly while the number of those returning home increased, bringing net migration from Mexico to a statistical standstill, according to a report published Monday.
  • N.Y. Worker Claims She Was Fired After Donating Kidney For Boss

    04/23/2012 3:13:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    AOL News ^ | April 23, 2012 | David Schepp
    Lots of workers pour their hearts and souls into their work, but it's the rare employee who actually surrenders an organ to save a boss' life. But that's exactly what Debbie Stevens (pictured at left) did last year, and now the onetime secretary is challenging her former employer for firing her shortly after the operation was complete. The 47-year-old mother agreed two years ago to donate a kidney to her boss, Jackie Brucia, 61, a controller at Atlantic Automotive Group, who needed an organ transplant, the New York Post reports. Stevens, of Long Island, agreed to do so "because she...
  • Environmentally Sound Energy Independence

    04/22/2012 4:32:18 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 4-22-2012 | Sarah Palin - Commentary
    April 22, 2012 Environmentally Sound Energy Independence Sarah Palin On this holiest of days for EcoLiberals, how about if Americans celebrate Earth Day with responsible energy development that leads to greater independence and conservation? There’s no better way for President Obama and his administration to celebrate Earth Day than to embrace a real, environmentally sound commitment to energy independence instead of relying on foreign countries that lack environmental safeguards. One aspect of the “all-of-the-above” approach I have been discussing for years involves, of course, the necessity to “drill, baby, drill.” It’s no secret that throughout America, including the very wealthy...
  • France Vote: Hollande Lead over Sarkozy Just 1%

    04/23/2012 1:40:40 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    The gap between Socialist candidate for French president Francois Hollande and incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy has tightened to just 1%, it emerged in the early hours on Monday. With about 75% of votes counted, Hollande had 27.9% support, followed by Sarkozy at 26.7%. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen garnered 19.3% of this early vote, Jean-Luc Melenchon on the extreme left had 10.8% and centrist Francois Bayrou had 9.8%. The results set the stage for a May 6 runoff between Hollande and Sarkozy. Under French law, if no candidate wins an absolute majority, the two top candidates faceoff. Analysts have said supporters...
  • Palo Duro gets scoured by Secret Service before presidential visits

    04/23/2012 1:32:53 PM PDT · by thestob · 8 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | April 23, 2012 | Kevin Welch
    When a former U.S. president comes to visit, there’s more to it than rolling out the welcome mat — and there will be two presidents here this week. “There’s definitely a lot of preparation work on the front end,” Palo Duro Canyon State Park Superintendent Cory Evans said. Bill Clinton will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday at West Texas A&M University’s First United Bank Center. Then George W. Bush will bike the trails of the state park Thursday through Saturday with 20 “wounded warriors” picked for their bravery and sacrifices in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Is it even possible to put a stop to Mittens Coronation/Nomination?

    04/23/2012 11:19:00 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 50 replies
    23 Apr 2012 | US NAvy Vet
    If so, HOW?
  • Re: Richard Grenell: Romney has some ‘splaining to

    04/23/2012 12:02:22 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 21 replies
    American Family Association ^ | April 23, 2012 | Bryan Fischer
    Gov. Mitt Romney stepped on a landmine by appointing Richard Grenell, an out, loud and proud homosexual, to be his spokesman on national security and foreign policy issues. Grenell has for years been an outspoken advocate for homosexual marriage. In fact, word is that he left the Bush administration because President Bush would not formally acknowledge his homosexual partner. Since, as the saying goes in D.C., personnel is policy, this means Gov. Romney has some ‘splaining to do. This clearly is a deliberate and intentional act on his part, since he was well aware of Mr. Grenell’s sexual proclivities and...
  • 'Gaia' scientist James Lovelock: I was 'alarmist' about climate change

    04/23/2012 10:48:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 23, 2012, 10:35 am | Ian Johnston
    James Lovelock, the maverick scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement with his “Gaia” theory of the Earth as a single organism, has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too. Lovelock, 92, is writing a new book in which he will say climate change is still happening, but not as quickly as he once feared. He previously painted some of the direst visions of the effects of climate change. In 2006, in an article in the U.K.’s Independent newspaper, he wrote that “before this century is over...
  • Poll: Edwards 3% favorable rating [The poll's margin of error is also 3%]

    04/23/2012 10:31:07 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | April 23, 2012 | MJ Lee
    John Edwards’s favorability rating stands at a dismal 3 percent, according to a new poll released as the criminal trial of the former presidential candidate is set to begin on Monday. His favorability has plummeted since 2007, when 30 percent of people had a positive view of him, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll. Meanwhile, his unfavorability rating has seen a spike from 30 percent in 2007 to 41 percent today. Edwards — whose reputation was damaged after it was revealed that he had cheated on his wife Elizabeth Edwards (she eventually died after battling cancer) — has...
  • Joel Rosenberg's forthcoming book, Implosion

    04/23/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 13 replies
    http://www.joelrosenberg.com/implosion.asp ^ | April 23, 2012 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    I know there are a lot of Joel Rosenberg fans on this site. He has a new fiction book coming out in June. The first chapter is available here. http://www.joelrosenberg.com/implosion.asp
  • Has someone else heard about this solar company thing?

    04/22/2012 8:18:45 PM PDT · by Americangirl007 · 16 replies
    Just a email received
    The Solar thing just got a little more interesting.......REALLY! The Tonopah Solar company in Harry Reid's Nevada is getting a $737 million loan from Obama's DOE. The project will produce a 110 megawatt power system and employ 45 permanent workers. That's costing us just $16 million per job. One of the investment partners in this endeavor is Pacific Corporate Group (PCG). The PCG executive director is Ron Pelosi who is the brother to Nancy's husband. Just move along folks.....nuthin goin on here. EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW HOW THEIR MONEY IS BEING STOLEN SO FORWARD THIS TO EVERYBODY.
  • Man Watches Porn & Discovers His Wife is an Adult Star

    04/22/2012 8:54:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 4/22/12 | Yahoo News
    Excerpted from Yahoo News: So, file this under awkward. A man who went online to look at porn “for the first time” in his life (while he was in a coffee shop) was treated to the shock of his life when he saw his wife of 16 years boning a bunch of dudes in said porno films. I mean, you think you know someone … After seeing the unsettling clips, the man, identified as Ramadan, ran home to confront his wife — who, of course, at first denied it. But then when Ramadan showed her the clips — you know,...
  • Boortz Not Buying Huckabee or Smerconish "Friendlier" Talk Angle (lukewarm talk a bore)

    04/23/2012 6:46:21 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    Radio Ink ^ | 4/23/12 | Radio Ink
    In the upcoming May 7th issue of Radio Ink magazine talker Neal Boortz discusses the recent push by Cumulus and others for a more toned down type of talk radio. Cumulus launched Mike Huckabee April 9th pushing the show as a friendlier conservative talk host. Boortz isn't buying that consumers have tired of the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and others and they want to see more talkers like Huckabee and Michael Smerconish. Boortz says listeners want to be entertained. "Mike Smerconish is immensely talented. Barack Obama likes him. But on the radio, he is not compelling or exciting....
  • Boy Glad Football Lost In Tsunami Found In Alaska

    04/23/2012 4:26:35 AM PDT · by edpc · 8 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 23 April 2012 | Malcolm Foster
    TOKYO (AP) — A teenager who lost his home in Japan's devastating tsunami now knows that one prized possession survived: a football that drifted all the way to Alaska. Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say the ball with the youngster's name inscribed on it is one of the first pieces of debris from last year's tsunami to wash up on the other side of the Pacific.
  • Alabama forced to keep convicted felon because U.S. won't recognize homeland

    04/22/2012 11:04:33 AM PDT · by Doogle · 29 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 04/22/12 | FOX
    He’s a man without a country. An immigrant in Alabama who has been arrested 35 times in 12 years cannot be extradited because the United States does not recognize his homeland, the Birmingham News reports. According to the paper, federal authorities have tried to remove convicted felon Sofyan Eldani, 45, but couldn’t send him to his native Palestine because the U.S. does not recognize it as a country. Eldani says he is a native of Palestine, though he carries an Egyptian passport. Eldani's arrests include assault, fraudulent checks, criminal mischief, resisting arrests, reckless endangerment, shoplifting, burglary, drug possession, failure to...
  • 7th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot - Planning Thread

    04/22/2012 7:37:27 AM PDT · by TheMom · 982 replies
    4-22-2012 | TheMom
    Planning has begun for the 7th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot. This year’s shoot will be held at Schwenke’s Rifle & Pistol Range, 4407 FM 1069, Aransas Pass, TX. Which is a few miles north of Corpus Christi. The date of the shoot is October 6th, which is Columbus Day weekend. I have not talked to the range owner yet to see if we can cook on the range. If not, we will head over here for food & more fun. What food & who cooks has yet to be determined. I’m thinking, since we will be on the coast, we...
  • How a Mohammad Statue Ended up at the Supreme Court

    04/22/2012 6:14:04 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 32 replies
    vanity ^ | Matt Soniak
    "... Taft decided enough was enough and persuaded Congress to authorize the construction of a permanent home for the Court. Construction on the Supreme Court Building was completed in 1935, and the Court finally had a home to call its own after 146 years of existence. Sculpture figures prominently in the Corinthian architecture of the Court Building. One chamber features a frieze decorated with a bas-relief sculpture by Adolph A. Weinman of eighteen influential law-givers. The south wall depicts Menes, Hammurabi, Moses, Solomon, Lycurgus, Solon, Draco, Confucius and Octavian, while the north wall depicts Napoleon Bonaparte, John Marshall, William Blackstone,...
  • Howie Carr thread week of April 22, 2012

    04/22/2012 6:12:59 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 4/22/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week; no Sunday column but we'll get things going anyway
  • Global Warming: Snow in forecast in Asheville NC

    04/22/2012 3:38:20 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 9 replies
    Wlos ^ | 04/22/2012 | Staff
    Today:Sunday Night: Chance of Light Rain/Snow Mix above 2500 ft, N 10-20 mph, Low: 37-Asheville, 40-Upstate Monday: Early A.M. Rain/Snow Mix above 2500 ft, Turning mostly Sunny, Very windy N-20-30 mph, High: 55-Asheville, 63-Upstate
  • Leaked Oreo Ad Shows Breastfeeding Baby Holding Cookie

    04/21/2012 10:14:46 AM PDT · by null and void · 64 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | April 20, 2012 4:47 PM
    NORTHFIELD, Ill. (CBS St. Louis) — Kraft Foods is attempting to clean up the mess made by the accidental release of a controversial Oreo advertisement that features a breastfeeding baby. The ad shows a baby feeding from an uncensored breast and holding an Oreo cookie in its hand. “Milk’s favorite cookie,” it reads at the bottom. A spokesperson from Kraft told CBS St. Louis that the ad was not intended for mass public consumption. “We’d like to clarify that Kraft Foods did not create this visual,” a spokesperson said in a statement via e-mail. “In fact, this visual was created...
  • Blaise Ingoglia taking on Republican Party's marketing problem

    04/21/2012 2:28:53 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 8 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | April 21, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    In part one of a two part exclusive BPR interview, newly elected Vice Chair of the RPOF, Blaise Ingoglia gets right to the point about what needs to happen for Republicans to win the elections in 2012. Ingoglia, creator of the explosive “Government Gone Wild” website and publicly presented lecture program, said that he was elected by those who are familiar with his work and they expect him to use his expertise in marketing to help propel the party to victory. Ingoglia shares his thoughts on how to accomplish the task in the video below.