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  • Are there out-of-sequence fossils that are problematic for evolution?

    04/17/2014 9:15:11 AM PDT · by fishtank · 62 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 4-17-2014 | by Gary Bates and Lita Cosner
    Are there out-of-sequence fossils that are problematic for evolution? by Gary Bates and Lita Cosner Published: 17 April 2014 (GMT+10) In his debate with Ken Ham, (the ‘science guy’) Bill Nye dogmatically claimed, and asked Ham, to cite any out of order fossils in the geologic record, because if there were any, it would be problematic for the evolutionary model. Due to the seeming confidence of Nye’s assertion (and that it was not answered during the debate), many have contacted us for an answer on this single question. In addition, while out on ministry our speakers have mentioned how this...
  • Bill Nye “the Science Guy” and Rep. Marsha Blackburn don’t see eye to eye on climate change

    02/16/2014 1:32:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/16/14 | Tom Howell Jr.
    **SNIP** “What we have to do is look at the information that we get from climate scientists,” she said. “As you said, there is not agreement around the fact of exactly what is causing this.” Mr. Nye, who recently debated evolution with creationism proponent Ken Ham, said politicians like Ms. Blackburn are exacerbating America’s problems by casting doubt on scientific evidence. “So what I would encourage everybody to do is back up and let’s agree on the facts. Would you say that the Antarctic has less ice than it used to?” he said, adding later, “You are a leader. We...
  • Nye vs. Ham Debate: No True Scotsman

    02/07/2014 9:24:26 AM PST · by fishtank · 43 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-7-14 | Brian Thomas
    Nye vs. Ham Debate: No True Scotsman by Brian Thomas, M.S. * A surprisingly large number of people—some three million—watched live online February 4 as debaters discussed the topic “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?” Ken Ham took the affirmative position while “Science Guy” Bill Nye took the negative. During the debate, Nye’s use of a certain fallacy was soon evident, and viewers should beware of this tactic because of the subtle way it can skew perception. Each time Nye contrasted “Ken Ham’s creation model” of a young world with “us in the scientific...
  • Clash over worldviews: An analysis of the Ham/Nye debate

    02/06/2014 7:33:49 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-6-2014 | Lita Cosner, Scott Gillis, Keaton Halley
    Creation was on the media’s radar again recently, thanks to the announcement that US media personality Bill Nye (best-known for his TV show ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’) would go head-to-head in a debate with creationist Ken Ham at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Bill Nye was actually criticized by his fellow atheists for debating a creationist. Dr Jerry Coyne, professor of ecology at the University of Chicago, says that: The response from the evolutionist side is clear: let’s not give creation any exposure. “… he should just continue to write and talk about the issue on his own, and...
  • Bill Nye Wants You To Know He Has No Problem With Your Stupid Religion

    01/11/2014 3:19:54 PM PST · by absentee · 53 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/11/2014 | Caleb Howe
    [VIDEO GOES HERE] Not so reasonable sounding after all. Tittering like school children who just heard someone say “poop” isn’t exactly fairly meeting on common ground now is it? I have *chortle* no problem *snicker* with anyone’s *giggle* religion *nelsonmuntz*. This is the typical attitude of the enlightened ones when speaking down to the minions of mean spirited deities. They say we can all just get along, but in practice, what they mean is shut up and stand still, we’re trying to point at you and laugh
  • 'Only' 1,067 vehicles set ablaze on New Year’s Eve in France

    01/01/2014 2:17:37 PM PST · by traumer · 39 replies
    The much lamented tradition of torching cars to mark the arrival of the new year claimed more than 10 per cent fewer vehicles this year By French standards, it was a peaceful New Year’s Eve. Only 1,067 cars and vans were destroyed by arson, a “significant” reduction of more than 10 per cent compared to the number of vehicles set ablaze last year, according to Manuel Valls, the Interior Minister. All things considered, it was a “positive result”, Mr Valls told a press conference on Wednesday. He said he regretted the deaths of three people in knife attacks in Paris...
  • New Year's Eve: Global revelers ring in 2014 with booms and flashes

    01/01/2014 11:09:07 AM PST · by gooblah · 7 replies
    NBC news ^ | Jan 1, 2014 | By Erik Ortiz, Daniella Silva and Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News
    A massive, exuberant crowd of revelers from all over the world packed New York City streets to watch the crystal-covered ball in Times Square descend in a celebration of 2014’s arrival, capping off a global wave of festivities that also included a record-breaking fireworks display in Dubai and edibles falling from the sky in London.
  • Cops to Use Portable Drug Test at New Year's DUI Checkpoints

    12/30/2013 1:05:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    NBC Southern California ^ | Dec. 27, 2013 | Ted Chen and Andrew Lopez
    Authorities plan to crack down on impaired drivers – either drunk or under the influence of drugs – using new DUI technology this New Year’s holiday. A state grant will allow Los Angeles police officers to expand its use of swab testing at DUI checkpoints and jails to check for narcotics use, city officials announced at a press conference on Friday.The grant comes at an opportune time as authorities said they are seeing more incidents of motorists driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said the prevalence of medical marijuana dispensaries throughout...
  • Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Korie Robertson Take the High Road in New Year’s Eve Interview (Video)

    01/01/2014 6:54:10 AM PST · by montag813 · 19 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-01-2014 | TRN
    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. -- James 4:10A humble man doesn't gloat when he knows he's won. And so it was with Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson and his wife Korie in their New Year's Eve interview last night. As the first members of their clan facing the public since A&E suspended their patriarch Phil Robertson for speaking his religious values in a GQ interview, Will and Korie Robertson definitely took the high road. Rather than taking swipes at A&E for their actions, the Robertson's let their fans do the talking -- which they did in a...
  • Justice Sotomayor to helm Times Square ball drop

    12/29/2013 7:33:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2013 9:52 AM EST
    The countdown to the new year in Times Square is getting some high-profile help—U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The organizers of the annual celebration announced Sunday that Sotomayor will lead the final 60-second countdown and push the ceremonial button to signal the descent of the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball. …
  • WTF. CNN Anchor Blames Asteroid on Global Warming? Guest, Bill Nye (Nye's expanded answer)

    02/11/2013 10:03:27 AM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    nye asteroid cnn global warming | "We want to bring in our science guy, Bill Nye, and talk about something else that's falling from the sky, and that is an asteroid," said Feyerick. "What's coming our way? Is this the effect of, perhaps, global warming? Or is this just some meteoric occasion?"
  • KDOC Los Angeles Had The Most Spectacularly Disastrous New Year’s Special In The History Of TV

    01/07/2013 11:18:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 5, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Note: This is NSFW. The article, and especially the video, contain profanity.KDOC Los Angeles Had The Most Spectacularly Disastrous New Year’s Special In The History Of Television Okay, so lots of things have been said about this year’s batch of New Year’s Eve TV broadcasts — mostly about Kathy Griffin bending down to kiss Anderson Cooper‘s crotch on CNN’s air. But forget that. Just forget it. It wasn’t important. After you read this post, none of those other faux-NYE messes will be relevant. Why? Because independent local Los Angeles station KDOC’s New Year’s Eve special was the most glorious train...
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy: Climate change more important than economy [VIDEO]

    05/10/2012 6:26:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-9-2012 | Michelle Fields
    Bill Nye the Science Guy told the Daily Caller on Tuesday that climate change is a bigger problem than the economy or high unemployment. He also said that “this notion that government is inherently bad is new,” and after the November election, President Barack Obama will “have a freer hand.” Bill Nye, who was in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday speaking on behalf of the Planetary Society, said that he is “very concerned about climate change,” adding that, “you can talk about the economy and short-term jobs and so on — but there are much bigger problems.” On the president, who...
  • Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Falsely Claims Not Many Countries Beside U.S. Have Tornadoes

    05/30/2011 2:08:38 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 59 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 28, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Bill Nye "The Science Guy" was on Fox News's "America's News Headquarters" Saturday trying to make the case that despite it being "very difficult to mathematically connect" this year's tornado activity to global warming, "Tornadoes are almost certainly a consequence." When host Uma Pemmaraju asked a seemingly simple question, "Are other countries seeing the same type of activity, the intensity of these tornadoes picking up in those regions as well," "The Science Guy" first seemed completely stumped, and then gave a rather absurd answer (video follows with transcript and commentary): BILL NYE: The tornadoes very difficult to mathematically connect to...
  • Spinning for Qaddafi(Joseph Nye, Anthony Giddens)

    03/07/2011 8:36:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/06/11 | Jonathan M. Wiener
    March 6, 2011 Spinning for Qaddafi What to make of academics paid by Qaddafi to provide "positive public relations" By Jonathan M. Wiener (The Nation) Joseph Nye of Harvard's Kennedy School wrote in The New Republic in 2007 that Muammar Qaddafi was interested in discussing "direct democracy."Anthony Giddens of the London School of Economics wrote in the Guardian the same year that Libya under Qaddafi could become "the Norway of North Africa." Benjamin Barber of Rutgers University wrote in the Washington Post, also in 2007, that Libya under Qaddafi could become "the first Arab state to transition peacefully and without...
  • Kaine taking Va. losses 'personally' [Dead man walking!]

    11/02/2010 8:07:27 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | November 2, 2010 | Sara Libby
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine refused to begin the finger-pointing on "who lost the House," but it is likely to become a full-fledged fight between the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats once the full extent of Tuesday's losses are known. (snip) Kaine, the former Virginia governor, also lamented the loss of at least three House seats in the "Old Dominion" to Republicans, saying he felt the defeats of Reps. Rick Boucher, Glenn Nye and Tom Perriello "personally."
  • High Noon in Pahrump, Nev.: Sheriff Arrests the District Attorney

    07/12/2010 1:30:44 AM PDT · by lainie · 43 replies
    wsj ^ | 7-6-2010 | Alexandra Berzon
    PAHRUMP, Nev.—Like a scene from a Western movie, the two top lawmen here are settling their scores in public. In May, a Nye County sheriff's deputy arrested the district attorney. The sheriff, Tony De Meo, alleges that the D.A., Robert Beckett, was misusing public funds. According to Mr. De Meo, public money had gone to supporting the local cheerleading squad, led by the D.A.'s wife, and to make a family friend's car payments. No charges have been filed, in part because Mr. Beckett, the D.A., refuses to charge himself. Meanwhile, Mr. Beckett appointed a special prosecutor to investigate possible abuses...
  • What General Giap Can Teach Republicans About Winning in November

    05/31/2010 4:42:14 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 472+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/31/2010 | Moneyrunner
    There’s an interesting essay by J. Robert Smith in Pajamas Media on what Republicans can learn from General Giap, the man who led the North Vietnamese to victory against both the French and Americans. The advice caused me to think how Republican challengers can beat Democrat incumbents this November. Assume that the Democrat incumbents are not particularly bad, not tainted by scandal, even Blue Dogs. How can they be beaten? We have an example right here in Virginia Beach: Glenn Nye. Nye is a Blue Dog who voted against ObamaCare and Cap and Trade. Outraged Democrats have written letters to...
  • 20 Democrats Targeted for Defeat over Obamacare

    04/20/2010 2:54:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Life Site News ^ | April 20, 2010 | John Jalsevac
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Monday the Family Research Council Action PAC announced plans to target the districts of 20 Democratic incumbents who voted for President Obama's abortion-funding health care bill. On the FRC Action website, the organization explains that the 20 targeted Democrats are “those so called ‘pro-life’ Democrats who seemed destined to heroism when they joined forces with Bart Stupak on a House bill that would have precluded any use federal dollars for abortion, but who caved under White House and Democrat leadership.”Rep. Bart Stupak had led a contingent of pro-life Democrats who said they...
  • First term Democrat Nye voting against health care bill (BIG "NO" PICKUP!)

    03/20/2010 7:20:52 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 106 replies · 5,395+ views
    Hampton Roads ^ | 3-20-10 | Bill Bartel
    U.S. Rep. Glenn Nye announced Saturday night he is voting against against the Democratic health care bill today, saying it doesn’t do enough to lower the cost of health care. “Over the past year, I have spoken with countless small business owners, families, medical professionals, and average citizens across Virginia’s 2nd District, and it became very clear that this bill was not the right solution for Virginia’s health care challenges,” Nye said in a written statement. “There were many strong points in this bill that I would have been happy to support individually, but the package as a whole had...
  • Updated TODAY: Meet the 18 House Dems whose votes matter most on health care

    03/09/2010 12:56:55 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies · 219+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/09/10 | David Freddoso
    When health care reform passed the House in November, the vote was 220-215. Since that time...[snip]...If [our] math is correct, Democrats have only about 205 votes to pass health care reform. With four empty House seats, they will need 216. Democratic leaders will be working furiously to twist the arms of the 39 Democrats who voted “no” last time. Those who voted "NO" in November, and are likely to vote "NO" again: Dan Boren, Okla. – Boren, who has a very conservative record, will vote no, his spokesman told The Daily Caller. Allen Boyd, Fla. – His office did not...
  • Tell VA congressmen Nye and Connolly to GIVE BACK Charlie Rangel's dirty money

    03/04/2010 9:47:40 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies · 172+ views
    For Immediate Release March 4, 2010 RPV Chairman Pat Mullins calls on Charlie Rangel's last two Virginia angels to return dirty money, announces new web video Contact: Garren Shipley (540) 686-1138 RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement: "What a difference a day makes! Less than 48 hours ago, Rep. Tom Perriello was standing by his good friend Congressman Rangel. But now that the public has found out just how bad Charlie's ethical lapses have been, Perriello can't get rid of that money fast enough," Mullins said. "Congressmen Glenn Nye and Gerry Connolly are still holding on to $21,000...
  • Hamas' 54 Democratic Congressmen

    01/28/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by Salem · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 26 January, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield - Sultanknish
    Keith Ellison, widely hailed as America's first Muslim congressman, could more accurately be described as CAIR and Hamas' man in Congress. Congressman Ellison has been a regular presence at CAIR fundraisers and at pro-Hamas rallies in the United States. As a former member of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam , Ellison has enough anti-semitic and Islamist credentials to satisfy anyone, and had expressed openly anti-semitic beliefs in the past. Since Ellison got his start with CAIR , his attempt to provide support for Hamas is completely unsurprising. Both Hamas and CAIR are projects of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also helped...
  • Redbox Rents Record-Breaking Two Million DVDs On New Year's Eve

    01/02/2010 1:27:23 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 35 replies · 1,723+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | January 2, 2010
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Redbox, the fully-automated DVD rental provider located at the nation's leading grocery, mass, drug and convenience stores, rented more than two million DVDs on New Year's Eve surpassing the Company's previous one day rental record by more than one-hundred-seventy-thousand rentals. "District 9," "G-Force," "Paranormal Activity" and "Julie & Julia" were among the night's top rentals. With more than 19,000 locations nationwide, consumers have embraced the convenience, fun and value of redbox. "With many Americans celebrating New Year's Eve at home and many more resolving to save money in 2010, redbox proved a great...
  • 4-year-old killed by celebratory bullet (in church with his mother)

    01/01/2010 4:46:43 PM PST · by rawhide · 211 replies · 5,766+ views
    ajc.com ^ | 1-1-10 | Alexis Stevens
    A 4-year-old boy attending a New Year's Eve church service with his family was killed when a stray bullet came through the roof, hitting him in the head. The boy, Marquel Peters, was sitting beside his mother in the sanctuary during an intermission, said Lloyd Phipps, senior pastor at the Church of God of Prophecy near Decatur. About 350 people were gathered in the DeKalb County church on Covington Drive, waiting for a concert to begin at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Phipps said. "We heard a loud pop, which we now assume was when the bullet came through the roof," Phipps...
  • Anyone hear Carson Daly on NYE show bloviating on historic health care?

    12/31/2009 9:20:20 PM PST · by jsk10 · 18 replies · 742+ views
    jsk10
    Just had folks over...watching the New Years Eve countdown. Heard Carson Daly talking about great things happening including historic health care reform? Anyone else hear this? Turned channel after that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Are Your New Years Traditions? ~ 01 January 10

    12/31/2009 6:00:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 414 replies · 3,595+ views
    Serving the Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ FReeper Canteen Asks... What Are Your New Years Traditions? ~ Another creation by unique. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Auld Lang Syne Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians Cyril Pahinui Peerless Quartet Chris Isaak Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Jingle Cats Entering Familiar Territory - U.S. Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment enter Combat Outpost Changalok, Afghanistan, Dec. 26, 2009. The Marines are in the area to provide security and develop relationships with the local...
  • Obama hits gym, watches movie, golfs in Hawaii

    12/31/2009 6:58:40 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies · 1,835+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.31, 2009
    KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) - President Barack Obama went golfing on New Year's Eve. The president hit the links at Mid-Pacific Country Club in the same Honolulu suburb of Kailua where he's renting a beachfront home for the holidays. Obama earlier went to Windward Mall in Kaneohe to see a 3-D version of the movie "Avatar" with his daughters and family friends. They enjoyed a special screening of the movie and had a theater to themselves before regular showings began for the day.
  • Whatcha doing tonight???

    12/31/2009 2:54:09 PM PST · by Yorlik803 · 189 replies · 3,094+ views
    Me, myself and I
    The New year is upon us. What is everyone doing? It is going to get icey here in Pittsburgh, so I am hunkering down with some Fosters Lager and Mannix. If you are going out, be careful. The drunks are out in force.
  • Extra Security in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

    12/30/2009 11:14:10 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 5 replies · 351+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 30, 2009 | AL BAKER
    For two hours on Wednesday, Times Square morphed into a militarized zone as the police swarmed an unoccupied van with blacked out windows and no license plates parked in an area set aside for Thursday’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Officials said that nothing harmful was found in the van. But the scare illustrated the challenges for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as they confront an array of security concerns when revelers flood the streets Thursday to ring in 2010. To prepare for the festivities, thousands of police officers, including 250 rookies, will descend on Times Square , said...
  • Freeper Canteen~Happy New Years Eve~31 Dec 09

    12/30/2009 6:00:31 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 400 replies · 3,084+ views
    Happy New Year Troops, Vets, Allies & Military Families! | Canteen Crew
    The Freeper Canteen Wishes Everyone Eve! **Click Here** NEW YEAR WISHES May peace fill all the empty spaces around you And in you, may contentment answer all your wishes. May comfort be yours, warm and soft like a sigh. And may the coming year show you that every day is really a first day, a new year. Let abundance be your constant companion, so that you have much to share. May mirth be near you always, like a lamp shining brightly on the many paths you travel. ~~Diana Krall - What Are You Doing New Years Eve~~ ~~Guy Lombardo...
  • CAIR to Target 1 Million on New Years Eve, With Islamic JumboTron ad

    12/25/2009 5:36:45 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 15 replies · 892+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | December 25Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Unfortunately I have to say it for the second time today. While we are trying to relax during this holiday season, Muslims that are hellbent on killing us, or subjugating the country under Sharia Law do not stop pushing for even a second. This site has documented the recent pro-Islamic ad campaigns, and this is the biggest one by far. We need to raise our voices!
  • Virginia Republicans aim to take 4 Democrats' congressional seats

    12/22/2009 9:42:19 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 31 replies · 995+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/22/2009 | Amy Gardner
    Newly energized by last month's landslide victories in state elections, Virginia Republicans are laying the groundwork to mount aggressive challenges against four Democratic congressmen next year. Republican leaders think that they can reclaim at least two of the three seats they lost last year, when President Obama became the first Democrat in 44 years to win Virginia. They also think that the political climate has changed so decisively that they can unseat U.S. Rep. Rick C. Boucher, a 28-year incumbent from the far southwestern part of the state, where antipathy toward Obama and national Democratic policies run strong. And they...
  • Glenn Nye says he'll vote no on health care reform bill

    11/07/2009 4:11:23 PM PST · by csvset · 5 replies · 654+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | November 7, 2009 | Olivia Hubert-Allen
    U.S. Rep. Glenn Nye announced Saturday that he will vote no on the House health care reform bill. He cited costs to small businesses and cuts to hospitals as primary reasons the bill will not get his support. Though he says the latest version of the bill does achieve many health care reform goals, he believes it will not reduce the cost of health care for families, taxpayers and small businesses. A provision in the bill that Nye believes could lead to nearly $20 million in cuts for the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) was also grounds for...
  • Sen. Jim Webb says health care debate has overheated

    08/28/2009 6:34:29 AM PDT · by csvset · 41 replies · 927+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 28, 2009 | Bill Bartel
    NORFOLK If Congress wants meaningful health care reform, its leaders must stop rushing to pass a bill and hold legislative hearings to air the pros and cons of specific proposals, U.S. Sen. Jim Webb said Thursday. "My thought right now is to slow this down," the Virginia Democrat said. "Open it up. Have some hearings. Let people get their different viewpoints out in a very public way." The problems today with angry people shouting at each other during community forums around the country and the confusion over what might be included in any health care overhaul have their roots in...
  • No rants, no rowdiness at Norfolk forum on health care

    08/20/2009 4:12:12 AM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies · 670+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 20, 2009 | Philip Walzer
    NORFOLK It actually happened Wednesday: a civil, bipartisan discourse on health care. Two local members of Congress - a Democrat and a Republican - sat side by side, politely offering broad principles and predictions. They emphasized common ground and dodged any opening to snipe at the other party. The crowd of nearly 100 submitted questions, most in writing, that were sober, substantive. No outbursts, no tirades. "This is how it ought to be," one of the participants, Democratic Rep. Glenn Nye, said afterward. Nye and Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican, spoke Wednesday morning before a gathering of the Eastern Virginia...
  • Burglar flees in terror after homeowner returns from New Year party dressed as Thor,God of Thunder

    01/02/2009 4:08:56 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 1,198+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | January 2, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A muscle-bound building boss who came home from a New Year's Eve fancy dress party kitted out as Thor scared off a burglar by charging at him in his superhero outfit. Six-foot-tall fitness fanatic Torvald Alexander, 38, was wearing a full God of Thunder outfit - complete with flying red cape and tinfoil silver-winged helmet - when he spotted the raider in his front room rifling through a desk. Mr Alexander, who runs building firm Alexander & Summers in Edinburgh, Scotland, said the burglar threw himself out of a first-floor window of his £350,000 home in the Inverleith area of...
  • Man shot and killed outside Coldwater Canyon party

    01/01/2009 7:06:33 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 4 replies · 928+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1.1.09 | unknown
    A man was shot and killed early this morning outside a New Year's Eve party at a hillside home in Coldwater Canyon, police said. The body was found slumped on a curb across the street from the four-story tan stucco home in the 3900 block of Avenida del Sol, just east of Harvard-Westlake School and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Police have not publicly identified the victim. The large home on the winding street of three- and four-story houses, in sight of ridgetop spreads with canyon views, had been rented by three men, one of whom was out...
  • 3 celebrating with guns shot by police in 3 incidents (Columbus)

    01/01/2009 5:05:09 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 62 replies · 1,829+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 1, 2009 | Kevin Mayhood
    3 celebrating with guns shot by police in 3 incidents Thursday, January 1, 2009 7:46 PM By Kevin Mayhood The Columbus Dispatch Like cowboys whooping it up, central Ohioans celebrated another new year with guns blazing in the air. But for the first time, Columbus police shot revelers who they said refused to drop their weapons. Three people, all involved in separate incidents, were treated at area hospitals, though none suffered a life-threatening injury. "We've never had three police-involved shootings in one night before," said Sgt. Jeff Sacksteder, of the Columbus Police Division's cold-case squad. Sacksteder and a host of...
  • More than a thousand cars torched on New Year's Eve (France)

    01/01/2009 4:25:32 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 54 replies · 1,735+ views
    Update: The French press reported that the Interior Ministry released a final "verified" count of 1,147 vehicles burned in France over New Year's Eve. The number is up 30.64% from last year's total, 878. REUTERS - At least 445 cars were torched over the night of New Year's Eve in France, a 20 percent rise on last year, but there were relatively few clashes with police, the Interior Ministry and police said on Thursday. Car burnings are regular occurrences in France but the registering the New Year's Eve total has become something of a tradition since they achieved symbolic status...
  • Bill/Hillary drop the ball?

    12/31/2008 9:17:00 PM PST · by Reddy · 47 replies · 3,365+ views
    Did the Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop malfunction?? We didn't see it drop! Hill/Billary were supposed to push the button to release it. If so, it only proves that the Dems can't even drop the ball right!!
  • Happy New Year 2009 !!

    12/31/2008 5:47:14 PM PST · by lainie · 76 replies · 1,204+ views
    12-31-2008
    Sydney Harbor, AustraliaAhmahdabad, IndiaSeoul, South KoreaThe KremlinLondonBrandenburg Gate, BerlinManilaIt's cooooooold in Times Square
  • Sarah Palin on The Hour New Year's Eve Special (CBC)11 p.m. EST

    12/31/2008 4:26:34 PM PST · by Loyalist · 16 replies · 2,330+ views
    George Stroumboulopoulos is the biggest faux hip poseur ever to grace Canadian airwaves. Guaranteed to recycle all the old cliches from American campaign coverage because he's too vapid to think of original and incisive questions on his own. He is probably the most shallow and blinkered of CBC hosts. And that's saying something. Sarah should have no problem running rings around him.
  • Champagne Sales Down With Weak Economy, Less Celebration

    12/31/2008 3:55:44 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies · 313+ views
    All Headline News ^ | December 30, 2008 | Ayinde O. Chase
    New York, NY (AHN) - Champagne sales are nothing to toast to this year. Makers of the bubbly are reeling from the sour economy and feelings its effects. Makers of both inexpensive sparking wines and expensive bottles are feeling the pinch following 2007's strong 4 percent gains, the biggest since the buying frenzy in 1999 to ring in the new millennium. Nearly 21 million bottles were shipped to the United States from the region of France known as Champagne in 2007. Through August, sales were down 17 percent over the corresponding period last year, according to Sam Heitner, director of...
  • New York Guard Readies for New Year's Eve

    12/31/2008 3:56:49 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 683+ views
    AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE ^ | December 31, 2008 | Eric Durr
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=52517 New York Guard Readies for New Year's Eve By Eric Durr Special to American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2008 – As New Yorkers and visitors gear up today for New Year's Eve celebrations, the citizen soldiers and airmen of the New York National Guard are ready to support homeland security missions throughout the state, officials said. At the direction of Gov. David Paterson, members of the New York Army and Air National Guard will conduct additional security missions and stand ready to respond to local civil authorities if an emergency...
  • CLINTONS TO PUSH BUTTON ON TIMES SQUARE BALL

    12/30/2008 10:15:45 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 552+ views
    reuters ^ | December 30, 2008
    Bill and Hillary Clinton will push the ceremonial button to signal the lowering of the giant illuminated ball in New York's Times Square this New Year. The former president and his wife -- a U.S. senator from New York and President-elect Barack Obama's choice for Secretary of State -- will join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in this year's festivities, event organizers said in a statement Tuesday.
  • email from Gov eyebrow Kaine, pimping for Dem Nye (BARF ALERT)

    09/24/2008 2:43:58 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies · 233+ views
    I want to let you know about an important opportunity to bring Virginia-style leadership that will change Washington. Glenn Nye is the Democratic Nominee for Congress in the Second District of Virginia, and bringing him to Washington will make a huge difference in creating the change our nation needs. I've been proud to support and campaign with Glenn, and I'm asking you to join me today. Glenn is a unique candidate who truly fits his district. He is a fifth-generation Second District resident and former Foreign Service officer who volunteered to serve in conflict zones in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Iraq....
  • Connecting Some Dots in Plamegate

    04/18/2006 7:39:00 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 28 replies · 1,952+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/18/06 | Rick Ballard w. M. Lopez
    Speculation is mounting (except, of course, among the “professional” press), as to the identities of six of the eight individuals included in the Libby subpoena to The New York Times (see Clarice Feldman’s piece here). The Times deemed the identities of only two of the parties worthy of release, former CIA director George Tenet and former White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer. The names of the other six remain elusive
  • The Deceptive Glass: New Study Shows How the Shape of a Glass Affects How Much You Drink

    01/04/2006 3:47:16 AM PST · by billorites · 27 replies · 897+ views
    ABCnews.com ^ | December 28, 2005 | Lee Dye
    New Year's Eve rolls around, and although you know you've already overdone it this holiday season, you settle down with your squeeze and pour a couple glasses of bubbly. This time you swear you're not going to pour too much. But will you get it right? That may well depend on the glass you use, according to new research. If you pour champagne into a tall, slender glass, you'll probably serve yourself less than if you pour it into a short, fat glass. But the human mind plays tricks, so you'll almost surely think it's the other way around. Brian...
  • Airmen ‘drop the ball’ on New Year’s Eve

    01/03/2006 4:35:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 819+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 3, 2005 | Capt. Eric Badger
    1/3/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- With inspiration from New York -- the city that never sleeps -- Airmen at this desert base that never sleeps got to drop the ball this New Year’s Eve. In less than 72 hours, some 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron members constructed a New Year’s Eve Ball like the one dropped at New York’s Times Square every year. “We’ve got New York beaten -- hands down,” said electrician Staff Sgt. Jacob Phillips, the New Year’s Eve Ball project officer. New York’s ball is six feet in diameter. The one he helped build has a...