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  • Supermarket boss shoots employee (Portugal)

    11/22/2012 6:37:21 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies
    Algarvedailynews.com ^ | 13 September 2012
    The manager of a Faro-based supermarket chain today shot an employee, wounding him in the arm. The incident occurred about 05.00a.m. at a warehouse in Galvanas that services the ‘Algartalhos’ supermarket chain. It is thought that the employee was caught with an accomplice stealing stock. The manager saw two employees, and, in breach of disciplinary procedures, fired at one of them, winging him. The victim was transported to hospital in Faro, the entrepreneur has gone missing and is being sought by the Judicial Police.
  • Detroit to go bankrupt in less than a month [Heckuva job with that bailout, Barry]

    11/22/2012 6:32:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 22, 2012
    The city of Detroit, facing a serious cash crisis, is set to go bankrupt by the end of this year and would put city workers on furlough unless it strikes a deal with the city council that would bring in $30 million before Dec. 14. Detroit has been in financial turmoil for years, losing a quarter of its population in the past decade and facing a shrinking auto industry that has reduced tax revenues. The Detroit City Council gave the mayor the option to hire a financial advisor and in return receive $30 million by the end of the year....
  • Congressional Pension May Still Await Jesse Jackson Jr. (after prison)

    11/22/2012 6:30:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/21/12 | Billy House
    Congressional Pension May Still Await Jesse Jackson Jr.By Billy House November 21, 2012 | 5:00 p.m. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., may be resigning from Congress under a cloud, but the Illinois Democrat may still be in line to draw a congressional pension. That is, unless the 47-year-old lawmaker later agrees to forfeit his retirement benefits through any plea negotiations that might come out of the federal investigation he acknowledged is ongoing. On Wednesday afternoon, the best estimates through quick calculations by the Alexandria, Va.-based National Taxpayers Union determined Jackson could have an annual pension of about $45,000 if he waits...
  • ATF notice on disability information collection highlights absurd injustice

    11/22/2012 5:04:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives posted two 60-day notices in the Federal Register today, the first under the heading “Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Relief of Disabilities,” and the second under “Certification of Qualifying State Relief From Disabilities Program.” Citing that the information requests will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, the notice advises interested parties that “Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘sixty days’’ until January 22, 2013.” The first notice is an “[e]xtension of a currently approved collection” on “Relief of Disabilities.” The “need” cited for the...
  • Bizarro World logic vs. Israel

    11/22/2012 4:52:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 11/22/2012 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    A cartoon image comes to mind. A mother breaks up a fight between two children, one of whom offers this defense: “It started when he hit me back.” Remember that mentality when you hear Palestinians call Israel “the aggressor.” Hamas fired hundreds, perhaps 1,000 missiles into Israel from Gaza. They hit schools, apartment buildings, streets and vacant lots. The aim was to kill and, if not to kill, at least to terrorize. Mission accomplished. Finally, Israel responded, first by “droning” the Hamas military leader, then by airstrikes against the terror group’s ammunition dumps and rocket launchers, some intentionally placed near...
  • Man shoots and kills charging dog in Charlotte County(FL)

    11/22/2012 4:50:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 150 replies
    fox4now.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | Staff
    GULF COVE, Fla. - A man out on a walk Tuesday morning came face to face with two charging dogs in Gulf Coast. He shot and killed one of the dogs. A witness told deputies he saw the entire incident in the area of Gillot Boulevard and Holton Terrace. Deputies met with Frank Gross, 63, who lives several blocks away on Flemming Street. He advised he was out for his usual five-mile walk along the same route he takes every day. He said two large Boxer dogs were let out of the home at 5403 Holton Terrace and were not...
  • Police: Armed intruder shot and killed at Portage Avenue home in Cleveland(OH)

    11/22/2012 4:44:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    newsnet5.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | Shay Harris
    CLEVELAND - Third District Police say a male was sleeping on his couch when he heard someone kick open a door. The resident ran and grabbed a gun. The suspect kicked open a second door to the home and that's when the resident fatally shot the male suspect. Cleveland Police arrived at the scene and located the alleged intruder dead in the driveway. Cleveland's Third District Police Department Captain Romoga said the suspect was armed with a knife. "The home has two doors in this location he heard the suspect kicking in the front door made entry into the first...
  • Retired Marine Shoots Home Intruder During Break-In (OK)

    11/22/2012 4:22:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    guns.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | dabneybailey
    If you’re a thief, there are a couple of warning signs that you should watch out for. A dog bowl and a leash in the front yard would tip you off that you’re probably going to get bitten. A sign that reads, “Trespassers will be shot!” is pretty self-explanatory. The home of 77-year-old Lloyd McCarty is similarly filled with warning signs. He flies an American flag on the front porch, he has a U.S. Marine Corps patch tacked to the wall, and he also keeps a framed picture of himself in his glory day as a Marine. If the home...
  • Twinkies bakers say they'd rather lose jobs than take pay cuts

    11/22/2012 4:15:23 AM PST · by tobyhill · 155 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/22/2012 | By Carey Gillam and Martinne Geller
    After several years of costly concessions, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) authorized a walk-out earlier this month after Hostess received bankruptcy court approval to implement a wage cut that was not included in its contract. With operations stalled, the company that makes Twinkies and other famous U.S. brands said last week that liquidating its business was the best way to preserve its dwindling cash. It won court approval on Wednesday to start winding down in a process expected to claim 15,000 jobs immediately and over 3,000 more after about four months. Interviews with more than a...
  • (Ehud) Barak: Hamas has Learned its Lesson for now

    11/22/2012 12:56:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/12
    DM Ehud Barak told Israel Army Radio that the 1,500 targets hit by the IAF have made it clear to Hamas that any violation of the ceasefire will extract a price not worth paying. Reservist call-up was necessary. We had to be ready for an escalation that would justify a ground incursion. ....
  • Drunk Home Intruder Raids Fridge, Gets Shot(WV)

    11/22/2012 12:33:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    guns.com ^ | Nov 19, 2012 | dabneybailey
    When you hear a bump in the middle of the night, the first thing that comes to mind is a guy in a ski mask nabbing your flatscreen TV. The last thing you think of is some dude in his underwear raiding your fridge. According to reports, 76-year-old Jack Boggess in Charleston, West Virgina awoke at around 3:30 a.m. to a sound in his house. He immediately phoned 911, and then went to investigate with his gun in tow. That’s where the homeowner found Darin Lanning in nothing more than a T-shirt and his underwear eating food out of the...
  • Florida Homeowner Forced to Shoot Attacker After Friend is 'Shocked' with Stun Gun, Beaten

    11/22/2012 12:28:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    guns.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | dabneybailey
    A Holly Hill, Florida homeowner was forced to open fire when two men attacked his friend and proceeded to enter the house in an attempted robbery Saturday around 10 p.m. The incident left one of the two men dead and the other on the run. According to the Daytona Beach News Journal, Kenneth Conley, 53, was eating supper on the front porch of his friend 62-year-old Jerry Stremovihtg's house when two men approached Conley, shocked him with a stun gun and then started beating him with brass knuckles. Police said that they aren't sure what the motive was for the...
  • Breakthrough nanoparticle halts multiple sclerosis

    11/21/2012 11:41:34 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | 11/18/12 | Marla Paul
    New nanotechnology can be used for Type 1 diabetes, food allergies and asthma New nanoparticle tricks and resets immune system in mice with MSFirst MS approach that doesn't suppress immune systemClinical trial for MS patients shows why nanoparticle is best optionNanoparticle now being tested in Type 1 diabetes and asthma CHICAGO --- In a breakthrough for nanotechnology and multiple sclerosis, a biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen that tricks the immune system into stopping its attack on myelin and halt a model of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according...
  • West Concedes In Tight Congressional Race After Recount [A Cruel Result!]

    11/21/2012 10:54:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | November 21, 2012
    West Concedes In Tight Congressional Race After Recount (CNN) - Two weeks after Election Day, Rep. Allen West, R-Florida, conceded Tuesday to Democrat Patrick Murphy following a bitter campaign that resulted in a recount and legal action in Florida's 18th Congressional District. The first-term congressman made his announcement the same day the unofficial results are to be certified by Florida's secretary of state. West had vowed he would not give up until the results, which consistently showed Murphy with a narrow lead, had become certified. "Given the extremely high evidentiary hurdles involved in a successful challenge, I will not ask...
  • What to Expect From the New Congress

    11/21/2012 9:55:54 PM PST · by robowombat · 5 replies
    New American ^ | Wednesday, 21 November 2012 18:00 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Wednesday, 21 November 2012 18:00 What to Expect From the New Congress Written by Thomas R. Eddlem The election results were not even finished being tallied by the time the left-wing, establishment media began telling constitutionalist Republicans that the path to electoral success was to sell out their principles before the next election, call themselves “moderates,” and adopt every aspect of the far-left Democratic political agenda. Though Mitt Romney had no discernible difference on principles from Barack Obama and his national healthcare program, that didn’t stop the Washington Post’s Richard Cohen from sermonizing on election night about how the Republican...
  • Obama to Hold ‘Private’ Swear-in Ceremony for Second Presidential Term

    11/21/2012 9:48:58 PM PST · by robowombat · 58 replies
    Intel Hub ^ | November 20, 2012 | Shepard Ambellas
    Obama to Hold ‘Private’ Swear-in Ceremony for Second Presidential Term Something is not right in America, take 2. By Shepard Ambellas theintelhub.com November 20, 2012 One month from now on January 20, 2013, President Obama will be required by law to be sworn-in for his second presidential term by noon. However, something mysterious is happening again with the ceremony raising the eyebrows of some. Since the 20th falls on a Sunday, a private ceremony will be held signifying the possibility of fraud as the “public” ceremony will be held the following day. The fact is that even a deviation by...
  • Rockets explode in Israel despite truce

    11/21/2012 9:26:50 PM PST · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    Rockets fired from Gaza continued to land in Israel on Wednesday night following the commencement of the US-Egyptian brokered cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
  • Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial ["Traditional Islamic Procedures" Observed]

    11/21/2012 9:25:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 21, 2012
    Internal Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial November 21, 2012 WASHINGTON – Internal emails among senior U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Usama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony. The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the Al Qaeda leader's death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department. Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, by a Navy SEAL team...
  • Fetus Yawns In Womb, 4D Scan Shows

    11/21/2012 8:48:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 21, 2012 | Kate Kelland
    Fetus Yawns In Womb, 4D Scan Shows A 4D ultrasound scan shows a foetus yawning in the womb at 24 weeks, during a study by Durham and Lancaster Universities and released in Durham, northern England November 21, 2012. By Kate Kelland Growing into a fully formed human being is a long process, and scientists have found that unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, they yawn too. Researchers who studied 4D scans of 15 healthy fetuses also said they think yawning is a developmental process which could potentially give doctors a new way to check on...
  • Union Protesters Arrested Trying to Shut Down Traffic at LAX

    11/21/2012 8:39:23 PM PST · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    Police were forced to arrest a dozen union members today after an Service Employees International Union protest around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which shut down traffic completely and added 90 minutes to travellers’ commute time, went awry. SEIU workers handed out fliers to passengers at LAX, marched near the LAX entrance, and ignored police orders to disperse at 1:15 p.m. The rage on the ground at LAX was palpable as Americans simply tried to get to loved ones for the Thanksgiving weekend.