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  • Councilwoman Accused Of Alleged Racist Rant In Belleville (reap the whirlwind)

    05/04/2014 8:21:58 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 11 replies
    My 9 NJ (Chasing New Jersey) ^ | 5/2/2014 | Kate Mosso
    Belleville, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Longtime Belleville Councilwoman Marie Strumolo Burke is in hot water after allegedly going on a racist rant back in October. Mayor Raymond Kimble says her rant was picked up in the background of a voicemail to another councilman, who played it for the Mayor. On the recording you can hear a woman say: “This is going to be a f****** n***** town.” (snip) The councilwoman reportedly denies it’s her voice on the recording and accuses the mayor of dirty politics. (snip) “Listening to it repeatedly using critical listening skills that I’ve developed over 30 years,...
  • Obama Fails to Commemorate D-Day

    06/07/2013 7:17:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday was the 69th anniversary of the D-Day invasion and President Obama failed to say anything about it. There is no released statement on WhiteHouse.gov and nothing on the White House or Barack Obama twitter feeds about the anniversary. President Obama did not make any public remarks about the anniversary yesterday, either.
  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Are Divorcing

    06/29/2012 10:17:08 AM PDT · by TSgt · 137 replies
    People ^ | Friday June 29, 2012 01:00 PM EDT | By J.D. Heyman
    After five years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," says Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."
  • Sunderland "reality" show preplanned before Abby's misadventure

    06/13/2010 7:22:19 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 84 replies · 1,942+ views
    (Info derived from linked article) Sunderland "reality" show was preplanned before Abby's misadventure: Adventures in Sunderland (Reality TV Show) Distribution Rights: Magnetic Entertainment Exec Producer: Magnetic Entertainment "A family oriented Adventure show, based on the Sunderland Family of Thousand Oaks, CA. We follow the family in their day-to-day lives as shipbuilder Laurence Sunderland and mother/teacher Marianne try to balance work and family." http://www.magneticent.com/html/projects.htm "Magnetic Entertainment" is the sponsor of the ill-fated voyage. (pdf list of sponsors) http://abbysunderland.com/images/sponsors/abby_sponsorship.pdf
  • Mathematical Model Predicts Insurgent Attacks

    01/04/2010 1:31:55 PM PST · by null and void · 11 replies · 523+ views
    When bombs and bullets left 37 dead during Friday prayers at a mosque in Pakistan, the insurgency was using the element of surprise. Unpredictability is the hallmark of modern insurgent attacks. However, the likelihood of such events, their timing and strength now can be estimated and managed before occurring, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Miami (UM). The study entitled "Common Ecology Quantifies Human Insurgency" was featured as the cover of the December 17, 2009 issue of Nature. The researchers and their collaborators analyzed the size and timing of 54,679 violent events reported in Afghanistan,...
  • New Daughtry song released!

    05/05/2009 8:42:25 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 753+ views
    Daughtry.com ^ | May 5, 2009
    No Suprise I've practiced this for hours, gone round and round And now I think that I've got it all down And as I say it louder I love how it sounds Cause I'm not taking the easy way out Not wrapping this in ribbons Shouldn't have to give a reason why... It's NO SURPRISE I won't be here tomorrow I can't believe that I stayed till today Yeah you and I will be a tough act to follow But I know in time we'll find this was NO SURPRISE It came out like a river once I let it...
  • China Official Paper: Crush Protesters

    03/22/2008 9:42:03 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 13 replies · 391+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 3/22/08 | JOE McDONALD
    BEIJING (AP) - The communist government's leading newspaper called Saturday to "resolutely crush" Tibetan demonstrations against Chinese rule. The statement came as international criticism against the crackdown on Tibetan protesters swelled. A senior EU official said European countries should not rule out threatening China with an Olympic boycott if violence continues in Tibet. Republican presidential hopeful John McCain and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi also joined the growing chorus of critics. Fighting back against the criticism, Beijing has begun releasing tallies of statements of support from foreign governments and trying to get its version of events before the international...
  • NATO closes Kosovo border crossings to Serbia amid violence

    02/19/2008 4:26:03 AM PST · by maquiladora · 16 replies · 33+ views
    Pristina - NATO-led peacekeepers have closed two border crossings toward Serbia on Tuesday and stepped up its presence in the area owing to an 'escalating situation' on the other side, police said in Pristina. The peacekeepers from the KFOR mission took control over the crossings from the Kosovo and international police, shortly before noon, spokesman Veton Elshani told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa. 'There are two border crossings in northern Kosovo which are closed, at Janjine and Leposavic, due to the very serious situation which is escalating there,' Elshani said. One of the crossing points the Serbian side was torched and the...
  • Embedded Systems Conference Special Events -- Keynote Speaker: Al Gore

    02/05/2007 1:26:39 PM PST · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 31 replies · 775+ views
    Embedded Systems Conference, San Jose ^ | February 1, 2007 | unknown
    Embedded Conference Special Events Keynote Speaker: Al Gore THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF TECHNOLOGY Tuesday, April 3 . 11:00AM - 12:00pm Consistently an active leader in technology, Vice President Gore discusses technological advancement and the potential of user involvement. He identifies key opportunities and challenges, charting a new digital society. Al Gore was inaugurated as the 45th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993. He is an active leader in technology and telecommunications and is keenly focused on global warming. His pioneering efforts to protect the earth's ozone layer and to clean up toxic-waste dumps were outlined in his...
  • U.S. MULLS IRAN ATTACK IN EARLY 2007

    01/17/2007 8:53:52 AM PST · by maquiladora · 166 replies · 3,864+ views
    WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has signaled to Gulf Arab allies that an attack on Iran could take place in 2007. Diplomatic sources said the Bush administration has raised the prospect of a U.S. strike on Iran over the next few months. The sources said the discussions with Gulf Cooperation Council states have also been conducted by U.S. Central Command as well as the U.S. intelligence community. "There has not been a U.S. commitment, but the discussions have been interpreted as an expression of intent," the source said. "Right now, the U.S. message is that the GCC must get...
  • Rep. Ellison wants forces out of Iraq

    01/10/2007 5:38:11 AM PST · by leadpenny · 117 replies · 1,332+ views
    AP ^ | 10 Jan 07 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER, AP Writer
    WASHINGTON - The first Muslim member of Congress says the solution to Iraq lies in an immediate withdrawal of military forces and focusing instead on political and diplomatic efforts. "We could describe it as a redeployment or withdrawal, but I think we have run the course in terms of our ability to resolve this conflict militarily," said Rep. Keith Ellison (news, bio, voting record), a freshman Minnesota Democrat. "I think we need to have a political and economic and diplomatic engagement, and we need to encourage the forces that are in Iraq to begin to resolve the violence in Iraq,"...
  • Fiji military chief to watch rugby before coup

    12/05/2006 1:18:09 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 521+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/01/06
    Friday December 1, 11:29 AM Fiji military chief to watch rugby before coup SUVA (Reuters) - Fiji's military chief maintained his threat on Friday to stage a coup if the government failed to meet his demands, but added he would not act until after the annual military versus police rugby game in Suva later in the day. Military Commander Frank Bainimarama gave Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase a 24-hour ultimatum on Thursday to clean up his government or face a coup, despite winning a series of concessions from the prime minister. "I maintain my demands and the deadline still stands and...
  • Father: ‘Hizbullah Murdered Our Children, UN Cooperated'

    09/06/2006 5:39:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 548+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9-6-06
    The father of one of 3 soldiers abducted in 2000 charges that UNIFIL cooperated with Hizbullah in their murders. A film documentary of the abduction also includes the voice of Ron Arad (pictured). The families of Benny Avraham, Omar Souad and Adi Avitan - captured and killed in October 2000 and returned for burial in early 2004 - say the United Nations withheld information about film footage which shows their sons’ capture at Har Dov along the Israel-Lebanon border. The documentary about the kidnappings also features a clip that shows missing IAF navigator Ron Arad, who was captured after he...
  • John Mark Karr--DNA NOT A MATCH--DA will not press charges

    08/28/2006 12:37:23 PM PDT · by Fawn · 715 replies · 17,014+ views
    WIOD--SCHNITT SHOW | today | SCHNITT
    Schnitt just announced the breaking news. The DNA for JM Karr is NOT a match for Jon Benet evidence.
  • Lance Bass of 'N Sync Reveals He's Gay

    07/26/2006 3:34:11 PM PDT · by mcg2000 · 33 replies · 846+ views
    The Sun Herald ^ | July 26, 2006 | AP
    Associated Press Rhonda Galbraith/AP Photo Members of the pop group 'N Sync, Lance Bass, left, Chris Kirkpatrick, second left, Justin Timberlake, center, JC Chasez, second right, and Joey Fatone, right, arrive at a party celebrating their entrance into motion pictures, at Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 16, 2000. NEW YORK - Lance Bass, band member of 'N Sync, says he's gay and in a "very stable" relationship with a reality show star. Bass, who formed 'N Sync with Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick, tells People magazine that he didn't earlier disclose his sexuality because...
  • Pakistan most sex-starved (Google releases countrywise porn-access rankings)

    05/16/2006 6:37:35 PM PDT · by voletti · 45 replies · 1,769+ views
    Daily Times Pakistan ^ | 5/16/06 | khalid hassan
    WASHINGTON: Google, the world’s most popular Internet search engine, has found in a survey that mostly Muslim states seek access to sex-related websites and Pakistan tops the list. Google found that of the top 10 countries - searching for sex-related sites - six were Muslim, with Pakistan on the top. The other Muslim countries are Egypt at number 2, Iran at 4, Morocco at 5, Saudi Arabia at 7 and Turkey at 8. Non-Muslim states are Vietnam at 3, India at 6, Philippines at 9 and Poland at 10.
  • MEATLESS FRIDAYS and the Official Church Law (Surprise!)

    02/28/2006 10:01:19 AM PST · by NYer · 97 replies · 3,169+ views
    Life Enterprises Unlimited ^ | Father David C. Trosch
    MEATLESS  FRIDAYSand  theOfficial  Church  Law The National Conference of Catholic (American) Bishops - NCCB Studies Returning Meatless Fridays        The vast majority of Catholics today do not know that there is an existing obligation to abstain from meat on all Fridays of the year. While it is true that the Code of Canon Law allows for the substituting of another penitential practice, authorized by the NCCB, one has not been defined. As a consequence the abiding custom of the Church has been set aside. Neither bishops nor priests, with rare exception, inform the faithful of their obligations....
  • Experts: Inbreeding main cause of Arab infant mortality

    08/16/2005 2:52:25 PM PDT · by Alouette · 126 replies · 2,860+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 16, 2005 | Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
    After lowering infant mortality rates among Arabs in western Galilee through the reduction of neonatal infections, early detection and encouraging abortions of fetuses with major and lethal congenital defects, public health experts are now focusing on the last main cause of babies' deaths in this population: inbreeding. Dr. Avshalom Strulov of the University of Haifa's Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies and of the Health Ministry's Northern District health office reports in the August issue of the Israel Medical Association Journal about efforts to discourage Arab first cousins and other close relatives from marrying. Such consanguineous marriages, he writes,...
  • French PM confident voters will back EU charter

    01/16/2005 4:27:03 PM PST · by jb6 · 4 replies · 212+ views
    Reuters ^ | 14 Jan 2005 20:57:17 GMT | Joelle Diderich
    PARIS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin expressed confidence that French voters would back the EU constitution in a national referendum this year, saying the government's low popularity ratings should not taint the debate. "I do not doubt the success of the 'Yes' (vote). I am confident in the good sense of the French," Raffarin told the daily newspaper Liberation in an interview due to be published on Saturday. President Jacques Chirac has said the referendum on the EU constitution, which aims partly to make it easier for the bloc to take decisions following enlargement last May, would...
  • 100 Notable Books of the Year

    01/01/2005 3:16:13 PM PST · by filly · 28 replies · 1,061+ views
    New York Tiimes ^ | 1/1/2005 | Me
    These books were all on the list and considered some of the most notable of 2004: "Against All Enemies", "Chain of Command", "My Life", "Plan of Attack", "STRANGERS: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century" and "THE SURRENDER: An Erotic Memoir." Not one positive book about President Bush. Most obvious is the omission of "Unfit for Command" the book that influenced the election more than any other book that came out in 2004. It is yet another example of the liberal bias that stifles the truth in the MSM.
  • In wartime, U.S. needs Bush as leader (Oklahoman Endorses President George W. Bush)

    10/24/2004 10:31:58 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 33 replies · 513+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | October 24, 2004 | The Editorial Board
    In wartime, U.S. needs Bush as leader Oklahoman Editorial IN THE presidential election of 1864, Americans buffeted throughout the summer by accounts of horrific battles and staggering casualties re-elected Abraham Lincoln. They did so despite awful carnage at places like the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor, each of which cost thousands of Union soldiers killed and wounded. They did so despite charges from Lincoln's opponents that he was incompetent and that his top general was a butcher. Hesitant to change course in the middle of the Civil War, voters stuck with Lincoln and launched a tradition of Americans supporting incumbents...
  • Report: On tape, Bonds implicated for steroids

    10/16/2004 2:28:01 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 23 replies · 2,313+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 10-16-04
    Barry Bonds' personal trainer says in a secretly recorded conversation that the record-breaking slugger used an undetectable performance-enhancing drug during the 2003 season, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. In an article published Saturday, the Chronicle reports that Greg Anderson, Bonds' boyhood friend and a defendant in the BALCO steroids conspiracy case, provided Bonds with steroids that could be taken the day of a test and still not be detected. The Chronicle reports that it received the recording from a source familiar with Anderson who asked not to be indentified, and that two people who know Anderson listened to the...
  • Sources: Ryan will drop Senate bid

    06/25/2004 10:01:33 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 41 replies · 186+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 06/25/2004 | David Espo And Ron Fournier (A.P.)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Illinois Republican candidate Jack Ryan intends to abandon his Senate bid after four days spent trying to weather a political storm stirred by sex club allegations, GOP officials said Friday. A formal announcement was expected within hours, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Ryan conducted an overnight poll to gauge his support in the wake of the allegations made by his ex-wife in
  • Obstacles hold up Iraq inspections (DEVIL IN THE DETAILS REDUX)

    10/03/2002 12:46:25 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 40 replies · 161+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 3, 2002 | BBC News
    The UN chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, has said "loose ends" must be sorted out with Iraq before arms inspections resume. Mr Blix was speaking after briefing the UN Security Council on his talks with Iraqi officials in Vienna on Tuesday. "There are minor matters and some loose ends that need to be solved before we go to Baghdad," he said. The United States and Britain want a robust new UN resolution carrying a clear threat of military action if Iraq fails to meet its obligations. Mr Blix said the inspectors might delay their return to Iraq pending new instructions...