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  • “Pit bull roulette” killed 38,000 other animals in 2017 (Dogs of Peace)

    01/17/2018 12:52:23 AM PST · by ransomnote · 30 replies ^ | JANUARY 17, 2018 | MERRITT CLIFTON
    Pit bulls killed 92% of dogs killed by dogs & 96% of cats killed by dogs “Pit bull roulette” cost the lives of 38 humans, plus nearly 13,000 dogs, 5,000 cats, and more than 20,000 farmed animals in 2017––and, only two weeks into 2018, has already killed Happy Hound Hotel boarding kennel worker Laura Williams Ray, of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and three-year-old Rylee Marie Dodge, of Duncan, Oklahoma, along with many dozens of animals. Ray and Dodge were respectively the 10th and 11th humans to die in dog attacks in the 51 days between November 24, 2017 and January 14,...
  • Southwest Research Institute Solves Hindenburg Mystery 75 Years Later

    03/03/2013 3:41:29 PM PST · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    The Rivard ^ | 03 March 2013 | Iris Dimmick
    “Something will happen to the back of the Hindenburg,” said a letter to the German Embassy in May 1937, just before the huge dirigible burst into flames above the Lakehurst, New Jersey. The letter was eerily correct, but lacked specifics. Was it a bomb? A hydrogen leak? A thunderstorm? A spark? Saint Elmo’s Fire? Scientists and engineers from San Antonio’s very own Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) helped design, test and build Hindenburg 1/10 scale replicas to test each theory 75 years after the fact. A team of local engineers, scientists and historians teamed up with the Discovery Channel’s series “Curiosity”...
  • Humane treatment for OWS protesters - a modest proposal

    11/24/2011 4:43:12 AM PST · by dirtboy · 51 replies
    11/24/2011 | dirtboy
    Occupy Wall Street has now dragged into its third month. What should be a matter of enforcing existing laws has turned into an intractable political problem. But we should look to the federal government and its illustrious current and former leadership for inspiration on how to handle such situations. They have plenty of experience in not enforcing existing laws and then proposing ways to deal with that lack of enforcement.It's just plain inhumane to tear down the OWS encampments in the bitter cold of November just because they are occupying public spaces and causing noise and sanitation problems. Some of...
  • Mitt Romney: “I’ve Been as Consistent as Human Beings Can Be”

    11/04/2011 6:03:54 PM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 41 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 11/04/11 | Doug Brady
    little Friday morning comedy courtesy of The Hill: “I’ve been as consistent as human beings can be,” the presidential candidate said in a meeting with the editorial board of New Hampshire’s Seacoast Media Group. “I cannot state every single issue in exactly the same words every single time, and so there are some folks who, obviously, for various political and campaign purposes will try and find some change and try to draw great attention to something which looks like a change which in fact is entirely consistent.” I’m not sure if Romney actually believes this nonsense, or if he thinks...
  • Rep. Anthony Weiner, N.Y. Democrat to hold news conference at 4 p.m. ET

    06/06/2011 12:31:05 PM PDT · by library user · 611 replies
    NBC News via Twitter | June
    Rumor is he will step down.
  • Lauren Alaina Might Not Be Able to Sing on American Idol Tonight

    05/24/2011 5:23:25 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies
    E-Online ^ | May 24, 2011 | Natalee Finn
    It's probably going to take more than a sore throat to stop Lauren Alaina. A report that the 16-year-old may not be able to sing in the American Idol finals tonight, thereby paving the way for Haley Reinhart's return, is "highly exaggerated," a show source assures E! News. But, alas, they're not out of the woods yet. Haley is standing by, just in case Lauren can't go on, an insider tells us. The finalists are supposed to sing three songs tonight, but she struggled through her second number during rehearsal and was unable to practice her third. The source says...
  • Climate lessons from Africa

    01/19/2011 6:24:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Mail & Guardian ^ | January 19, 2011 | TARRYN HARBOUR
    Africa has a unique opportunity to provide solutions for the global problem of climate change, says Professor Sir David King, former science adviser to the British government. King was the UK government's chief scientific adviser under former prime minister Tony Blair. He expressed a "real fondness" for airships -- they can easily transport people and cargo and their powering costs are almost zero because they use helium as a lifting gas. The development and use of airships could be pioneered by Africa, King said: "They could be the transportation equivalent of the mobile phone, and what it has done for...
  • Judge Orders Lindsay Lohan to Wear Alcohol Monitoring Bracelet

    05/24/2010 7:21:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 31 replies · 960+ views
    seattle PI ^ | 05.24.10
    A judge has ordered Lindsay Lohan to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet and take weekly drug and alcohol tests, according to The Associated Press.
  • Megan Fox Dropped From 'Transformers 3'

    05/19/2010 9:32:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies · 1,516+ views
    Access Hollywood ^ | May 19th 2010
    Megan Fox Dropped From 'Transformers 3' Megan Fox has been axed from "Transformers 3," Access Hollywood has confirmed. A source at Paramount, the studio behind the film, told Access that Megan, who played star Shia LaBeouf's love interest in the franchise, would not return for the third movie. VIEW THE PHOTOS: 'Transformers' Sexy Siren Megan Fox The source said that in order to take Shia's character - Samuel James Witwicky -- in a new direction, it was better if Sam wasn't tied down to a love interest. On Wednesday night, however, reps for the actress told People that it was...
  • Deepwater oil spill: turtle deaths soar amid fight to save wildlife

    05/03/2010 12:51:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies · 800+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | May 3, 2010 | Ed Pilkington
    This morning eight sea turtles were found dead in Pass Christian, in addition to nine yesterday, bringing the total number of dead turtle sightings in the wider area to at least 31. Tests on the animals were being carried out at the Institute of Sea Mammal Studies in Gulfport, 10 minutes' drive along the sea from Pass Christian. The institute specialises in the study and treatment of stranded dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life and has a dedicated laboratory where 23 turtles are being kept in plastic bags in an animal morgue. Among them are Loggerheads, Leatherheads and Kemp's...
  • Tennessee Woman Charged With Spanking Kids With Belt

    12/22/2009 4:04:12 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 62 replies · 2,156+ views
    WSMV Nashville, TN. ^ | 12/22/2009 | WSMV
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. -- A woman in Columbia has been charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse. According to authorities, one of Adrienne Witherspoon's children confided in the resource officer at E.A. Cox Middle School. That child and a sibling were found to have bruises on their chests, backs and arms. Investigators believe Witherspoon used a belt to spank the two. Those children and a 5-year-old sibling are now in state custody.
  • Pirate ransoms drive prices up in Somalia

    12/07/2009 5:37:32 PM PST · by This_far · 10 replies · 547+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | December 6, 2009 | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN
    A parcel of land here that sold for $12,000 two years ago now costs more than $20,000. The price of a nice pair of men's shoes has gone up from $20 to $50. The reason: pirates. The influx of millions of dollars in ransoms has changed life in this coastal Muslim community, driving prices up and creating a schism between the pirate haves and have-nots. As piracy ramps up again with the end of the monsoon season, the lifestyle of the pirates _ big houses, fast cars and easy drugs _ is decried by both religious leaders and ordinary villagers....
  • Monterey Bay researchers say dolphins are causing porpoise deaths

    11/06/2009 2:08:17 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 26 replies · 794+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 6 November 2009 | Alia Wilson
    Monterey Bay researchers say dolphins are causing porpoise deaths For the past five years, the growing number of dead harbor porpoises washing up on California shores has been a marine mystery — until now. In September, marine biologists with Okeanis, a nonprofit conservation group based in Moss Landing, captured the only video footage taken in Monterey Bay of bottlenose dolphins attacking and killing a porpoise. Scientists suspected dolphins, which have a relatively docile reputation, have been attacking the smaller porpoises because the porpoises have been washing up on the shore with rake marks and internal bleeding, but they never had...
  • Doo doo in Planters Peanuts

    04/26/2009 12:37:26 PM PDT · by joyce11111 · 43 replies · 1,523+ views
    my kitchen | April 26, 2009 | Self
    My hubby just left to return a large container of Planters Peanuts. It had a large (what looked like cat dooo doo on the top.) I feel like barfing! He returned it to Wal-Mart in Springfield , Oregon. Luckey for us it was right on it was placed there by some one. Thank the Lord we never ate any of it!
  • Bush defends decision to invade Iraq (says he "wants Obama to succeed"

    03/17/2009 5:38:19 PM PDT · by meandog · 112 replies · 3,519+ views
    Canadian Globe and Mail ^ | March 17, 2009 at 6:33 PM EDT | DAWN WALTON
    DAWN WALTON Globe and Mail Update Calgary — Former U.S. president George W. Bush defended his decision to invade Iraq, said “risk takers,” not government are needed to salvage the world economy and offered his advice to current U.S. administration during a luncheon speech in Calgary. In his first public address since U.S. President Barack Obama moved into the White House, Mr. Bush was greeted with a standing ovation when he took the podium by close to 2,000 guests who paid $4,000 per table. “This is my maiden voyage. My first speech since I was the president of the United...
  • Rosie O'Donnell wants to have a beer with Sarah Palin

    espite their political differences, Rosie O'Donnell wouldn't mind grabbing drinks with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. “I'd like to have a beer with her. I'd like to meet her kids. She seems like a pretty nice woman," O' Donnell told Extra. "Although I have to say, I am thrilled her party did not win. [But] you got to give it to her for spunk.” The ultra-liberal O' Donnell admitted, "I think I probably would like her if I met her....She had an amazing life for herself and her family in Alaska. Very successful. Before you knew it, she was the most...
  • Texas startup says it will be offering a hydrogen exotic sports car this fall

    07/02/2008 6:45:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies · 178+ views ^ | 06-04-2008 | By Wolfgang Gruener
    Austin (Texas) – BMW’s Hydrogen 7 sedan may still be a few years away, but if you just can’t wait and have the necessary cash on hand, you may be able to buy a hydrogen car later this year. Ronn Motors has begun accepting orders for its Scorpion sports car, which, according to its manufacturer, will be able produce hydrogen on-demand from an on-board water tank. If the Tesla Roadster and the Fisker Karma are too generic for you, there may be another choice this fall: Texas startup Ronn Motors unveiled its Scorpion yesterday. The sports car does not...
  • Christmas Lights Come With Warning About Lead (We're all gonna die!)

    12/10/2007 6:36:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies · 727+ views ^ | 12/08/2007 | Staff
    New Calif. Law Requires Warning When Products Contain Lead Traces CLEVELAND -- As they put up holiday lights this year, some people are noticing something very strange on their new packages of lights – a label warning about possible hazardous chemicals in the lights. NewsChannel5's John Matarese reported that despite the warning label, the lights are not dangerous. Al Shelton went to buy some lights for outside his house, but found a label on the boxes warning about the lights' wires containing lead. The label read, "Handling these coated electric wires in this product exposes you to lead, a chemical...
  • Matador's chances of fatherhood hurt by goring (Darwin Award Alert)

    03/16/2007 1:59:02 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies · 264+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 15, 2007
    If Spanish matador Fernando Cruz ever has children, he'll have doctors at the Valencia bullring to thank after he suffered a double goring. Cruz, 25, is recovering in hospital after the second bull of Tuesday's corrida caught him in the upper thigh, throwing him into the air, and gored him in the groin once he hit the ground. Newspapers reproduced the eye-watering bulletin issued by surgeons at the bullring after a two-hour operation and film of the incident was played on the main evening news. "Fernando Cruz is suffering from two horn wounds of 25 centimeters in length each. One...
  • Wage Gap Worse [in WI] Than in 2000, Report Says

    12/04/2006 11:21:23 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 30 replies · 558+ views ^ | December 4, 2006 | Anit Weier
    While American women overall are closing the wage gap with men, the situation in Wisconsin is worsening, according to a recent report. "The State of Working Wisconsin 2006" by the Center on Wisconsin Strategy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in September found that women earned 25 percent less than men in 2005, a gap that actually increased from about 23 percent in 2000. That report found that a median male worker in Wisconsin earned $16.84 per hour in 2005, compared with $12.62 per hour for women - over $4 less. The report said that men's wages have crept upward in...