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  • Hagel going to Turkey as US tries to build ‘coalition of the willing’ against the Islamic State

    08/29/2014 7:41:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 8/29/2014 | Jon Harper
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit Turkey as the U.S. government tries to build a “coalition of the willing” take on Islamic militants in Syria, the Pentagon announced Friday. “Turkey is a key NATO ally. And given its border with Syria and Iraq, they share our deep concerns with … the regional threat posed by ISIL,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. ISIL is one of the acronyms used to refer to the militant group the Islamic State, which has taken over large swathes of Syria and Iraq in recent months. The U.S. military has been...
  • A Clerical Error Puts a Man Back in Prison for 90 Years

    05/13/2014 1:46:05 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 24 replies
    Free Patriot ^ | May 12 2014 | Tim Walker
    Rene Lima-Marin had been free for nearly 6 years. Living a good life with his wife and children since his release in 2008, but that was all about to change for the convicted armed robber. Marin, originally from Aurora, Colorado opened the door this past January, 2014 only to discover the police who were there to arrest him. In the end, a court clerk’s error led to the release of Marin, 90 years to soon. Colorado authorities did not discover the mistake till January and immediately sent him back to prison to serve the rest of his 98 year sentence....
  • Elijah Cummings misattributes Emerson quote to Mandela

    03/08/2014 8:37:27 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 64 replies
    quintonreport.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jeff Quinton
    There’s no family I know,’’ Cummings continued encouragingly, “that when they have problems they say, ‘To hell with it.’ ’’ The most memorable part of his “life-altering” trip to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa, he told his friends in the hotel ballroom, was when Mandela’s grandson said that the great man had counseled him, “Don’t be pushed around by your fears and problems; be led by your hopes and dreams.” Actually, Emerson said that.
  • Groupon promo pays tribute to 'President Hamilton'.

    02/17/2014 4:25:36 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/16/2014 | Fox News
    More than 200 years after Alexander Hamilton’s death, an online coupon company has given the Founding Father a historic promotion. Deal website Groupon launched a Presidents Day tie-in of $10 off when customers purchase a $40 coupon for a local business. The problem is, the promotion honors President Alexander Hamilton -- who was never president of the United States. According to MyFoxNY.com, the promo calls Hamilton "undeniably one of our greatest presidents and most widely recognized for establishing the country's financial system." Hamilton, the nation's first secretary of the Treasury, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a pistol...
  • PM Netanyahu says Iran deal a "historic mistake"

    11/24/2013 6:43:55 AM PST · by Amerisraelhere · 28 replies
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu characterized the agreement signed with Iran early Sunday morning as a historic mistake. Directly contrasting US President Barack Obama who praised the agreement as opening a "new path toward a world that is more secure," Netanyahu – speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting -- said the world has become more dangerous as a result.
  • AP Reporter’s Mistake: Did The Punishment Fit The Crime?

    10/22/2013 11:54:43 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 15 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 10/22/2013 | Paul Farhi
    Reporters, you may have noticed, make lots of mistakes. But an error made by an Associated Press reporter in a 112-word story this month has proved particularly damaging — especially to the reporter and his editors — and has raised questions about the appropriate response when a news organization gets its facts wrong. Veteran AP reporter Bob Lewis was fired this week after mistakenly reporting that Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) had lied to a federal investigator probing a Rhode Island estate planner involved in a fraudulent death-benefits scheme.
  • Obama's Soviet Mistake

    09/15/2013 10:00:58 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 6 replies
    Pravda, english ^ | Lerma | Xavier
    The red, white and blue still flies happily but only in Russia. Russia still has St George defeating the Dragon with the symbol of the cross on its' flag. The ACLU and other atheist groups in America would never allow the US flag with such religious symbols. Lawsuits a plenty against religious freedom and expression in the land of the free. Christianity in the U.S. is under attack as it was during the early period of the Soviet Union when religious symbols were against the law.
  • IRS head Steven Miller: 'Mistakes were made'

    05/14/2013 7:26:18 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 14 May 2013 | LAUREN FRENCH
    Steven Miller is breaking his silence about the scandal that’s engulfing the Internal Revenue Service. Miller, the acting IRS commissioner, is quickly emerging as the focus of fury in Washington after an agency official acknowledged last week that conservative groups seeking nonprofit status were targeted for extra screening if their applications included words such as “tea party” or “patriot.” In an op-ed published Tuesday in USA Today, he said the agency was simply trying to manage the explosive growth in applications for 501(c)(4) status that started pouring in to the IRS in 2010. "The Internal Revenue Service recognizes that we...
  • Syria May Have Mistaken Turkish Jet for Israeli One

    06/27/2012 2:00:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Israeli F-16i (Illustration Only) flash 90 A Syrian minister on Wednesday was quoted as saying his country's forces may have mistaken the Turkish plane they shot down for an Israeli one. Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoebi told the Turkish news channel A Haber in a telephone interview that Damascus did "not want a crisis between Turkey and Syria." Al-Zoebi said Turkish and Israeli fighter jets were mostly US-made, which may have led the Syrian forces to mistake it for an Israeli jet. However, military observers note that Israel retired its last F-4 Phantom jet – the type of jet shot...
  • Women Are Twice As Likely To Hit The Gas By Mistake

    04/21/2012 12:30:08 PM PDT · by library user · 40 replies
    CBS ^ | April 21, 2012 | Staff
    Gentlemen: on a scale of one to ten, how much do you value your relationship with your wife? Girlfriend? Mother? Sister? Female co-workers? If you answered more than, say, a five, you might want to skip this article entirely, because it could get you into a lot of trouble. You see, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently commissioned a study from the TransAnalytics research firm and the Highway Safety Research Center at the University of North Carolina. And that study found that women seem predisposed to hit the gas when they really mean to hit the brake. In fact,...
  • Reporter To Carney: Obama "Made A Mistake And You Can't Admit It"

    04/05/2012 6:10:49 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 38 replies
    real clear politics ^ | April 5, 2012 | unattributed
    CBS News' Bill Plante to White House press secretary Jay Carney on the matter of President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court: "You're standing up there, twisting yourself in knots because he made a mistake and you can't admit it." Plante repeated himself after Carney accused him of righteous indignation.
  • CBS reporter to Carney: President ‘made a mistake and you can’t admit it’

    04/05/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/5/12 | staff
    CBS News reporter Bill Plante challenged White House press secretary Jay Carney on President Obama’s statement Monday that for the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act would be an “extraordinary, unprecedented step,” during a Thursday press briefing. BILL PLANTE: What he said on Monday was an obvious misspoken moment because he talked about the court not being in a position to overturn an of Congress— JAY CARNEY: Bill— PLANTE: You’re standing up there twisting yourself in knots, because he made a mistake and you can’t admit it. CARNEY: No, no, Bill, I am acknowledging that—you’re sharing in the...
  • Lieberman Tours Gaza Belt, Bemoans 2005 'Historic Mistake'

    01/12/2012 3:50:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Avigdor Lieberman toured the Gaza Belt Thursday along with ministers and Knesset Members from Yisrael Beitenu. They visited Ein HaBsor, Shlomit, Avshalom, and Naveh, where families evicted from Gush Katif reside. They also visited Kissufim Base and received a security briefing. "When one sees the community of Naveh, which was built in two years on barren sands, one is heartened," Lieberman said. "This community is a proper Zionist response to the historic mistake made in the Disengagement when the government of Israel tore down 21 flourishing communities with no agreement, in return for nothing...
  • For Once There Is A Mistake That Doesn't Involve Obama...

    10/17/2011 11:08:05 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-17-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    A little fun for Monday. Here's an improvement on a graphic making the rounds online... There really is just one mistake (O's logo is placed before the "1" for a reason)
  • Can the Ryan plan rescue Republicans?

    07/13/2011 3:45:25 PM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/13/2011 | James Pethokoukis
    So what are Republicans, particularly those in the House, going to do? Debt ceiling deadlines are fast approaching. And many in the GOP leadership, particularly in the Senate, think the party’s anti-tax resolve will dissolve if markets start to tumble... [Snip] It now looks like somewhat of a strategic error for Republicans to have pushed for so much in exchange for a hike in the debt limit. The Obama White House seems perfectly willing to take negotiations right up to — and past – the Aug. 2 deadline because it thinks it can win the political fight. [Snip] But perhaps...
  • McConnell's Plan Shows Weakness

    07/13/2011 4:07:41 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 18 replies
    EIB Network ^ | 13th July 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, we knew it was gonna get to this point. The Republicans are nervous, some of them are very nervous, and a few of them are outright paranoid. Hi, folks, great to have you back, Rush Limbaugh, already the middle of the week here on the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. Our telephone number is 800-282-2882. You want to send an e-mail, the address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. About this time yesterday we quoted Senator Mitch McConnell as saying nothing substantive will ever get done in this country until Barack Obama is removed from the Oval Office. As long as Obama's in the...
  • TRENDING: Bachmann: I made a mistake; media shows bias in reporting it

    03/15/2011 8:00:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/15/11 | Shannon Travis
    Three days after her widely-reported gaffe, Rep. Michele Bachmann explained it by essentially saying: I made a mistake, but the media's reporting of it proves bias. Bachmann highlighted moments when President Barack Obama misspoke as a candidate. In one instance, in May 2008, then-Sen. Obama said, "Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go."
  • CIA officers make grave mistakes, get promoted

    02/09/2011 10:14:26 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 9 replies
    AP via PMSNBC ^ | 2/9/2011 | By ADAM GOLDMAN, MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — In December 2003, security forces boarded a bus in Macedonia and snatched a German citizen named Khaled el-Masri. For the next five months, el-Masri was a ghost. Only a select group of CIA officers knew he had been whisked to a secret prison for interrogation in Afghanistan. But he was the wrong guy.
  • The Meteoric Fall of the Obama Democrats: Obama's Mistakes, part 3

    11/23/2010 5:46:44 AM PST · by RWK · 6 replies
    The Pharos Project ^ | 2010-11-23 | RW Keiser
    Obama knew full well from the beginning that his healthcare plans wouldn't be popular. However, Obama is an ideologue, and when popular opinion clashes with his ideology, ideology wins out. Moreover, Obama had a plan, intended to address what his administration saw as the key failure of HillaryCare...
  • 'I made a mistake': Al Gore's U-turn on corn ethanol as he admits the food-vs-fuel competition...

    11/22/2010 10:14:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/23/10
    'I made a mistake': Al Gore's U-turn on corn ethanol as he admits the food-vs-fuel competition is real By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 4:43 AM on 23rd November 2010 Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said support for corn-based ethanol in the United States was 'not a good policy', weeks before tax credits are up for renewal. U.S. blending tax breaks for ethanol make it profitable for refiners to use the fuel even when it is more expensive than gasoline. The credits are up for renewal on December 31. Total U.S. ethanol subsidies reached $7.7billion last year according...
  • Studios 'court Glee creator' for Rocky Horror Picture Show remake

    10/19/2010 6:11:10 AM PDT · by tlb · 28 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 October 2010 | Ben Child
    It holds the record for the longest theatrical release in history, having never left cinemas since its 1975 debut. Now the Rocky Horror Picture Show could be set for a new lease of life after it was reported that studio heads are courting Ryan Murphy, creator of the TV series Glee, to take charge of a remake. Murphy has met with studio executives at Twentieth Century Fox offshoot Fox 2000 to discuss the project, but has not yet committed. He recently shot a Rocky Horror-themed episode of Glee, which is due to air in the US on October 26. The...
  • Billboard error brings attention to South Bend

    09/23/2010 3:30:09 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 13 replies
    WSBT South Bend ^ | 9-23-10 | KIM KILBRIDE
    "That’s according to the person whose public relations firm was responsible for the error. "Sometimes out of bad things, some good can happen," Patrick Strickler, president of the Blue Waters Group, said Thursday."
  • Indonesian clerics: Our mistake _ you're facing the wrong direction during Islamic prayers

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — People in the world's most populous Muslim nation have been facing Africa — not Mecca — while praying. Indonesia's highest Islamic body acknowledged Monday it made a mistake when issuing an edict in March saying the holy city in Saudi Arabia was to the country's west. It has since asked followers to shift direction slightly northward during their daily prayers. "After a thorough study with some cosmography and astronomy experts, we learned they've been facing southern Somalia and Kenya," said Ma'ruf Amin, a prominent cleric of the Indonesian Ulema Council, or MUI. "We've revised it now...
  • CNN's Paul Begala on Blumenthal Vietnam Lie: "It is Indefensible; A Catastrophic Mistake" - Video

    05/18/2010 4:16:02 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 47 replies · 1,574+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 18, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of CNN's Paul Begala and Anderson Cooper discussing the news that Democrat U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal has repeatedly lied about having served in the military "in Vietnam." Begala said it is "indefensible" if in fact - as it appears to be - that he never served in Vietnam. BEGALA: "There is no good or ethical reason that he could have done that, Anderson. Uh, the guy ought to have a chance to respond. I saw the Times story as well. . . . You read those four words - 'I served in Vietnam.' That appears to...
  • The Great Obamassiah and Chief Race Pimp/Marxist Usurper is now trying to incite race/class warfare

    04/29/2010 10:59:42 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies · 1,691+ views
    April 29, 2010 | Jim Robinson
    <p>His Marxist comments about spreading the wealth around, (over) taxing the wealthy, successful people making too much money, punishing successful corporations, bankrupting successful industries, the flawed constitution not going far enough in the areas of economic redistribution and what the government must do FOR the poor, etc, are now be surpassed by comments and actual policies openly inciting racial tensions and class warfare. His current comments and policies are anti-border security, anti-white male, anti-Christian, anti-Constitution, anti-Capitalism, anti-Liberty and anti-America. His overstepping Marxist regime is now openly working against Christianity, against state governments, against the will of the people and he's actually starting to threaten the TEA Party Movement. Even calling out the SWAT Teams against Tea Party protesters.</p>
  • America's 'bad relationship' with Obama

    04/20/2010 3:57:55 PM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies · 581+ views
    wnd ^ | April 20, 2010 | Mychal Massie
    Having Obama as president is like being involved in a bad relationship. One that we either knew intuitively or had friends warn us would be a big mistake – but we hadn't listened. Why? How could we be accepting of someone who turns out to be filled with rancor and who is unrepentantly untrustworthy – someone who is miserable and makes all around them miserable as well? To the public they/he seem(s) intelligent and winsome, but in reality they/he are white-washed sepulchers which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. That is...
  • Holy mistake! Congress wipes out congressional health care insurance

    04/16/2010 6:48:55 AM PDT · by agondonter · 54 replies · 2,286+ views
    Dallas Political Buzz Examiner ^ | April 13, 1:26 PM | Devonia Smith
    Legislate in haste, repent at leisure. Looks like Congress is having one of those "Holy S---!" moments; it appears they have royally mucked up their own health insurance - for all 535 members of Congress and untold congressional employees. In a hurry, they forgot to get it right and wrote it all wrong; now it's the law... Now Congress is in the same boat they built for the rest of America, without a clue what the new health care reform will mean to them. The beauty of their delimma is pure poetic justice to some -they have written law requiring...
  • BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA: I Told You So, Yes I Did

    02/07/2010 6:22:27 AM PST · by kingattax · 24 replies · 1,484+ views
    We're Not To Blame ^ | February 06, 2010 | Howard Galganov
    When Obama won the presidency with the help of the leftist media, Hollywood and entertainment liberals, ethnic socialists (ACORN), stupid non-business professionals and Bush haters, I wrote: It won't take six months until the people figure this guy out and realize how horrible a mistake they've made. And when they come to that realization, the damage to the United States of America will be so great it will take a generation or more to repair - IF EVER. The IDIOTS who not only voted for the messiah, but also worked hard to promote his lordship, are now left holding the...
  • Portland police officer accidentally sprayed burning man with pepper spray (Fur protester)

    01/28/2010 11:53:44 PM PST · by tlb · 44 replies · 1,410+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | January 28, 2010 | Andrew Scoggin
    A Portland police officer accidentally used pepper spray instead of a fire extinguisher on a man who lit himself on fire downtown near a fur store Wednesday. When the officer went to get a fire extinguisher out of the trunk of her patrol car, she accidentally grabbed a large can of pepper spray used in riot control. Sizer said the pepper spray cans are red like a fire extinguisher. Kim Kosmas of the Fire Bureau said the spray "didn't have any additional reaction with him already being on fire." "I have never heard of a situation like this," Sizer said....
  • Beginning To Correct The Obama Mistake

    01/18/2010 9:02:54 PM PST · by CaroleL · 11 replies · 540+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 01/19/10 | CaroleL
    The recent Washington Post headline says it all "Poll shows growing disappointment, polarization over Obama's performance". Exactly one year after he took office, the majority of the American people say President Obama is not delivering on his major campaign promises and over a third say he is falling short of their expectations. This is not a sign of a fickle electorate. This is what happens when millions of people are conned by someone who has no idea how to do the job he has sworn to do. In response to the disappointment and disillusionment from former Obama supporters comes phrases...
  • WalMart Cash Back

    12/15/2009 10:02:42 AM PST · by txted · 66 replies · 2,551+ views
    txted
    Pay attention to your receipts when you check out at WalMart.
  • My Religion is True, Yours a Mistake! (Sneering Muslim explains in a 3.5 minute YouTube video)

    11/30/2009 10:39:45 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 941+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plyS8sIUjmQ
  • Police: Security guard head-butted, sat on, driven away at Wal-Mart (and worse)

    11/14/2009 11:56:29 PM PST · by tlb · 47 replies · 3,277+ views
    Muskegon Chronicle ^ | November 05, 2009 | Heather Lynn Peters
    Two women trying to avoid arrest after allegedly stealing goods from a local Wal-Mart store head-butted, urinated on and drove off with a security guard. ...security guard attempted to stop the women from getting away with $45 in stolen merchandise. Marilyn Cole, 35,...was arraigned Tuesday. Cole was on parole for bank robbery at the time. Cole was released from prison April 3. ...she was ordered not to have any contact with Wal-Mart stores, the victim or the co-defendant, Rashieka Lariena Stewart. Stewart, 23...was arraigned Tuesday on one count of unarmed robbery The two women were stopped inside the Wal-Mart on...
  • Another city student gets flu vaccine by mistake: Dept. of Ed. officials

    11/02/2009 3:58:24 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 490+ views
    NYdailynews ^ | Oct 31, 2009 | RACHEL MONAHAN AND KERRY WILLS
    Officials admitted on Friday that a third student was mistakenly given the swine flu vaccine - an error the school nurses union blamed on the city. "Nurses are not getting the support they need," said Judith Arroyo, president of Local 436, District Council 37, adding that the union had warned of problems. "We don't like it when we're right, because usually when we're right someone does get hurt somewhere along the way." City officials countered that nurses have received "excellent support." "The department has been doing a tremendous job," said Dr. Jane Zucker, assistant commissioner of immunization. "Twenty-five hundred have...
  • The Mistake of 2008

    09/30/2009 5:04:09 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleConservative · 25 replies · 1,055+ views
    Conservative talk from African Americans for All Americans
  • White House: We blew it on Gitmo

    09/25/2009 6:49:02 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 23 replies · 1,092+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | September 25, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    So White House advisor Greg Craig has been stuffed into a broom closet for advising Obama to close Gitmo, a position Obama himself shouted every day from every grassy knoll in the country last year. It was a ridiculous, nakedly political position, divorced from all reality, but the left-wing base just had to be appeased. A fourth grader would have had the sense to ask of and demand an answer from Obama on what he planned to do with the terrorists once he closed Gitmo, but that question apparently didn't occur to anybody with press credentials.
  • ZOA - US Jews realizing their mistake on Obama

    08/19/2009 1:57:03 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 57 replies · 2,116+ views
    IsraelNationalNews.com ^ | August 19, 2009 | IsraelNN TV Staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Rubin Margules, a member of the Zionist Organization of America’s National Executive Board, told Israel National News that American Jews have begun to realize they made a mistake by voting for U.S. President Barack Obama. Margules, who accompanied former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on his trip to Judea and Samaria Tuesday, said Israel should learn to find alliances outside of the U.S. and act in its own best interests.
  • Mitt Romney says govs must 'live by a higher standard'

    06/28/2009 9:15:00 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 937+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-06-28 | Mike Allen
    Discussing disgraced South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a fellow Republican, said governors and other national leaders are expected “to live by a higher standard because … the culture of the nation” can be hurt by their failings. “Seeing this family become healed is our highest priority,” Romney said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “At the same time, and not commenting particularly on Governor Sanford, … people in public life ought to be held to a higher standard. … I heard one … former governor say, ‘Well, everybody makes mistakes.’ Well, that’s true. “But not all...
  • Obama repackages stimulus plans with old promises

    06/08/2009 4:10:27 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 7 replies · 514+ views
    abc News ^ | June 8, 2009 | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and MATT APUZZO
    President Barack Obama assured the nation his recovery plan was on track Monday, scrambling to calm Americans unnerved by unemployment rates still persistently rising nearly four months after he signed the biggest economic stimulus in history. Obama admitted his own dissatisfaction with the progress but said his administration would ramp up stimulus spending in the coming months. The White House acknowledged it has spent only $44 billion, or 5 percent, of the $787 billion stimulus, but that total has always been expected to rise sharply this summer. "Now we're in a position to really accelerate," Obama said. He also repeated...
  • Some Afghanistan airstrikes were mistakes, investigators say

    06/03/2009 6:41:44 PM PDT · by americanophile · 5 replies · 241+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 3, 2009 | Julian E. Barnes
    Reporting from Washington -- Military investigators have concluded that some airstrikes that killed civilians during a battle in western Afghanistan last month were mistakes, but are still trying to determine whether the service members who called in the strikes could have known they were no longer in imminent danger when the bombs were dropped. The investigation questioned the last two airstrikes conducted during the 8 1/2 -hour battle, according to a military official familiar with the probe. The 2,000-pound bombs used in those strikes were dropped by an Air Force B-1 bomber at night, when it was more difficult to...
  • 7 Year Old Girl Finds Racist Couch

    05/30/2009 7:17:30 AM PDT · by TypeZoNegative · 57 replies · 1,793+ views
    Weird Asian News via MessNBC ^ | 5/30/2009 | Weird Asian News
    The tags, boldly appearing on each piece, told the Moores in no uncertain terms that the color of their comfy new set was actually “(Common rap song subject)-brown.” Enough to shock even the staunchest bigot where they stand…but that wasn’t the worst part – it was their 7 year old daughter who discovered the flagrantly fiendish flub. Curiously poking around just after the delivery men left, little Olivia asked mommy what the word meant. Ms. Moore then got on the phone and began a journey find who was responsible for the insulting label.
  • REPEATING THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST

    04/13/2009 6:18:41 PM PDT · by Mojave · 11 replies · 1,426+ views
    American Backlash ^ | APRIL 13, 2009 | Eddie Willers
    This is a cartoon from the 1934 Chicago Tribune.
  • Barack Fools Us

    01/23/2009 7:40:43 PM PST · by Taxman · 33 replies · 283+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | 1/23/09 | Michael Coren
    Barack fools us -- Whole world will pay for America's electoral mistake By MICHAEL COREN, TORONTO SUN A young student friend e-mailed me on Tuesday night. "Have locked myself in my room because the place is full of little idiots -- who cannot spell Barack Obama's name and could not name one of his foreign or domestic policies -- running around screaming obscenities about George Bush, conservatives and how Sarah Palin is a bitch. I love democracy!" Even so, the people spoke. A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the mainstream media who abandoned...
  • Bank's free cash blunder

    01/16/2009 7:09:12 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 28 replies · 831+ views
    Manchester Evening News (UK) ^ | Jan. 16, 2009 | Paul Taylor
    HUNDREDS of people queued at a cashpoint machine after it began dishing out extra money - and the giveaway lasted SIX hours. It spewed out £60 every time it was asked for £30. Customers used several debit cards more than five times - and then phoned pals to tell them to join the queue for the Nationwide machine at the BP garage on Barton Road, Stretford. Shan Cliff, 21, said: "Most people have taken out hundreds of pounds. No one's going to turn down free money. I don't know whether it will show in our accounts but it's their mistake...
  • Counting Your Chickens Before They Hatch

    11/02/2008 10:12:47 PM PST · by Exton1 · 31 replies · 1,493+ views
    BC Politics ^ | November 02, 2008 | Dave Nalle
    For a minute I thought it was next Sunday, because they were all talking about the election in the past tense, with questions like "when was it that John McCain lost this election?" The discussion came down mostly to how much of a landslide the election is going to be for Obama, with no consideration of the possibility of any other outcome. Apparently the media has entirely convinced itself that exit polls of early voting can accurately predict the overall outcome of the election, despite the fact that it has been definitively proven that people lie pathologically to exit pollsters,...
  • The Moral Hazard of Treasury's "Equity" Injection

    10/15/2008 5:07:18 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 16 replies · 426+ views
    Credit Slips blog ^ | 14 Oct 2008 | Adam Levitin
    Treasury Secretary Paulson is jawboning banks to use the Treasury's capital injection to lend, rather than to just sit on the funds. This is very telling about the way Treasury sees the financial crisis and should concern us because it sets up a moral hazard and papers over the looming problem of the US economy: consumer overleverage. Treasury is rightly concerned about the stability of financial institutions not for their own sake, but because of the crucial intermediating role they play in the economy. Treasury is "investing" (lending) money to the banks not just so that they will be stable,...
  • Toronto voters told to cast ballots at demolished church

    10/13/2008 1:19:10 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 4 replies · 345+ views
    Thousands of voters in the Toronto federal riding of Eglinton-Lawrence have been told to show up at a polling station that doesn't exist. Resident Julia Sherman, who is deputy returning officer for the riding, said she and her two sons received voter notification cards from Elections Canada in the mail instructing them to vote at a polling station in a church that no longer exists. The card indicates the polling station will be set up at the St. James-Bond United Church on Avenue Road north of Eglinton Avenue W. But that church was demolished two years ago, and "right now...
  • Girl crushed under father's car [Tragic]

    09/28/2008 4:31:29 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 3 replies · 388+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 29 Sep 2008, 0046 hrs IST | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: In seconds, Sunil Kumar faced the reality of inadvertently killing his little daughter, Shubhangi. She would have been two years in another two months. But on Saturday night, life changed forever as Kumar ran over his child while reversing the family car. What is worse, the father is likely to face arrest soon. The incident, which has left the family shell-shocked, happened late on Saturday night as the Kumars returned from an outing at a nearby park. Kumar's wife, Anita, got down to unlock their ground floor apartment in Mayur Vihar Phase II accompanied by her elder...
  • Netanyahu: We've made mistake of ceding land before

    05/15/2008 6:08:43 PM PDT · by Flavius · 6 replies · 120+ views
    ynet ^ | 5/15/08 | ynet
    Foreign Affairs Minister says two-state solution only viable when 'nakba' stricken from Palestinian lexicon while Opposition leader Netanyahu warns Israel must learn from past, refuse to give up land with no return Ynet "With the establishment of a Palestinian state, we wish to see the end of the conflict. The Palestinians will be able to celebrate their independence if on that same day they also strike the word 'nakba' from their lexicon," Foreign Affairs Minister Tzipi Livni said on Thursday afternoon in her speech at the president's conference in Jerusalem. Livni addressed the events being held throughout the day by...
  • Bill to Condemn Genocide in Jeopardy (Pelosi ploy failing)

    10/17/2007 6:10:47 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 109 replies · 1,025+ views
    AP ^ | 10/17/07 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House vote to label the century-old deaths of Armenians as genocide was in jeopardy Tuesday after several Democrats withdrew their support and sounded alarms it could cripple U.S. relations with Turkey. The loss of support is a major setback to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, who have fiercely defended the resolution to Republicans and the Bush administration as a moral imperative in condemning the World War I-era killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. President Bush called Pelosi on Tuesday to ask her not to call for...