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  • 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...
  • Louisiana Recovery: The Rocky Road Home

    11/14/2006 9:01:50 AM PST · by Ellesu · 3 replies · 599+ views ^ | 11/14/06 | Jeff Crouere
    Yesterday, it was announced that a grand total of 26 people have received their cash settlements from the Louisiana Recovery Authority. This is out of a total of 123,000 potential applicants. LRA leaders are touting the numbers as progress, which sure sounds like spin to me. In the meantime, thousands of poor victims make difficult decisions every day whether to stay in the state or leave. Unfortunately, due to the slow pace of the Road Home plan, thousands have opted to leave. Along with concerns about levees, political corruption, poor schools, the slow pace of relief by the LRA is...
  • Sperm samples destroyed when refrigerator fails

    09/04/2006 11:29:38 AM PDT · by Mongeaux · 49 replies · 688+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 3, 2006, 2:28PM | Staff
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Thousands of sperm samples, some stored by men who feared they could become impotent, were destroyed when the temperature rose undetected in a refrigeration tank at the University of Florida. The problem at the university's Women's Health Center at Magnolia Parke began last October, when a faulty sensor on the liquid-nitrogen-filled tank apparently failed to alert anyone that the temperature had risen, said center spokesman Tom Fortner. The vast majority of the samples were from anonymous donors intended for use by couples with fertility problems. "Our anonymous donor sperm bank is essentially wiped out," Williams said.
  • A Pregnant Man (BREAKING NEWS?)

    08/23/2006 12:32:30 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 72 replies · 16,488+ views
    ABC News ^ | 23 August 2006 | ABC News
    Aug. 23, 2006 — Sanju Bhagat's stomach was once so swollen he looked nine months pregnant and could barely breathe. Living in the city of Nagpur, India, Bhagat said he'd felt self-conscious his whole life about his big belly. But one night in June 1999, his problem erupted into something much larger than cosmetic worry. An ambulance rushed the 36-year-old farmer to the hospital. Doctors thought he might have a giant tumor, so they decided to operate and remove the source of the bulge in his belly. "Basically, the tumor was so big that it was pressing on his diaphragm...
  • CA: That $1 million hydrogen Honda gets few drivers (city employees eligible, but reluctant)

    07/29/2006 11:20:22 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 30 replies · 986+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 29, 2006 | Peter Rowe
    The star of Chula Vista's auto pool is a high-tech wonder that never needs gasoline. The 2005 Honda FCX runs on hydrogen, one of the most plentiful elements on earth. Sounds like a dream. But finding city employees to pilot the vehicle has been a nightmare. “It's been a challenge to keep people driving it,” said Jack Dickens, the city's fleet manager. “They are intimidated by the cost.” Manufactured in small batches, these experimental cars are painstakingly engineered and stuffed with costly gizmos. This gives the little FCX a big price tag: $1 million. “I try not to drive it...
  • Christian Radio Host Holding Texas Grocery Chain Accountable

    07/11/2006 11:03:00 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 105 replies · 2,939+ views
    AgapePress ^ | July 11, 2006 | Jody Brown
    San Antonio, Texas -- site of the famous 19th-century battle at the Alamo -- is now host to another potential battle that is brewing, this one between homosexual activists and conservative Christians. The battle is centered on, of all things, a statewide chain of grocery stores. The H-E-B Grocery Company, with headquarters in Kerrville, began more than 100 years ago with one tiny family store. It now boasts over 300 stores across the Lone Star State and in northern Mexico and more than 56,000 employees. It also boasts of giving millions of dollars annually to charitable organizations, educational initiatives, and...
  • UN: Gaza children wetting their beds

    07/05/2006 10:56:09 AM PDT · by Alouette · 67 replies · 1,567+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | July 5, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Residents of Gaza vicinity communities are not the only ones suffering from anxiety; UN aid agencies fear shortage of food, medications and water pollution in PA territories Who is paying the price for the Gaza operation? While the residents of Sderot, Ashkelon and the Gaza vicinity communities and kibbutzim are suffering from ongoing rocket fire and unstoppable sounds of war around them, Gaza Strip children are also suffering. Workers of aid organizations in the Strip reported that food and fuel are being stocked. Damien Personnaz of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported that fear among children and parents in...
  • I died because I'm poor. (Compassionate mod kicks in a penny for the funeral)

    06/26/2006 5:44:09 AM PDT · by phoenixrising47 · 355 replies · 8,152+ views
    Poet | I.C. Howe
    I died because I'm poor. I'm floating in the water. My Mom is accross from me. Mosquitos swarm around us. They're our only friends. I'm in the United States. Of, America. Not Vietnam. I'm not on T.V. It's really me. I'm dying 'cause I'm poor. Mama's eyes are fluttering. Like a butterfly. This is real. Please, people. Not a photo op. I'm dying 'cause I'm poor. I spit on Mama's lips, to give her moisture. Her face turns cold. I'm crying 'cause I'm poor. Oh, Mama! Dear sweet Mama. I wail into the sky. Where's that promising Bush? Mama didn't...
  • After 9/11, Arab-Americans Fear Police Acts, Study Finds

    06/12/2006 8:52:00 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 22 replies · 471+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 12, 2006 | ANDREA ELLIOTT
    In the aftermath of Sept. 11, Arab-Americans have a greater fear of racial profiling and immigration enforcement than of falling victim to hate crimes, according to a national study financed by the Justice Department. The study also concluded that local police officers and federal agents were straining under the pressure to fight terrorism, and that new federal policies in this effort were poorly defined and inconsistently applied. The two-year study, released today by the Vera Institute of Justice, explored the changed relationship between Arab-Americans and law enforcement in the years since the 2001 terrorist attacks. The Vera Institute is a...
  • Encino man faces prison for 'Seinfeld'-like scam

    03/26/2006 8:32:01 AM PST · by Cagey · 16 replies · 1,188+ views
    Daily News ^ | 3-24-2006 | Josh Kleinbaum
    An Encino man pleaded guilty to running a recycling scheme straight out of a "Seinfeld" episode - one that bilked California out of $2.5 million, authorities said Wednesday. Errol Segal, 61, president of Active Recycling, trucked more than 50 million cans and bottles into California from neighboring states and Mexico, then falsified records to bill the state for the California Redemption Value. The company also billed the state for more than 10 million bogus bottles. "This is the largest (recycling scheme) my office has done in a long, long time, if ever," Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Garringer said. "We're talking...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 172 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • Nuclear Monitoring of Muslims Done Without Search Warrants

    12/23/2005 2:41:55 PM PST · by wjersey · 146 replies · 2,877+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 12/22/2005 | David E. Kaplan
    In search of a terrorist nuclear bomb, the federal government since 9/11 has run a far-reaching, top secret program to monitor radiation levels at over a hundred Muslim sites in the Washington, D.C., area, including mosques, homes, businesses, and warehouses, plus similar sites in at least five other cities, U.S. News has learned. In numerous cases, the monitoring required investigators to go on to the property under surveillance, although no search warrants or court orders were ever obtained, according to those with knowledge of the program. Some participants were threatened with loss of their jobs when they questioned the legality...
  • Lib Journalists Can't Afford to Live in New York!

    12/23/2005 8:02:06 AM PST · by kendall · 10 replies · 704+ views
    http://www.rushlimbaugh. ^ | 12/23/05 | rush limbuagh
    BREAK TRANSCRIPT chloride you could eliminate one or more. Having felt physically fine up to this point, I got on the subway afterward, and all of a sudden, I felt ill. I didn't want to eat anything. What I was going through seemed like a very unnatural experience. "On the subway, Peter asked, 'Shouldn't we consider having triplets?' And I had this adverse reaction: 'This is why they say it's the woman's choice, because you think I could just carry triplets. That's easy for you to say, but I'd have to give up my life.' ... When I found...
  • Dunkin' Donuts Brands to be Acquired

    12/13/2005 10:27:16 AM PST · by Moose Dung · 79 replies · 1,602+ views
    AdAge ^ | 12/12/2005 | Kate MacArthur
    The three Dunkin' Brand chains -- Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin-Robbins and Togo’s -- will be acquired from French-owned Pernod Ricard by a U.S. investment consortium for $2.43 billion, according to the companies.
  • NYU Threatens Striking Grad Students With Loss Of Stipends

    12/01/2005 10:07:06 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 716+ views
    NY1 News ^ | Dec 2, 2005 | Rebecca Spitz
    New York University has set a deadline for its striking graduate student teaching and research assistants to return to work or risk losing their stipends. The university has told its striking students they must return to class and other assignments by next week. If they don't, they will lose their financial stipends and their eligibility to teach next semester. Graduate teaching assistants went on strike November 9th to force NYU to recognize their right to bargain as part of the United Auto Workers Union... For students whose teaching assistants walked out of class, NYU is offering options like taking classes...
  • No-Confidence Vote on Canada's Government Threatens U.N. Climate Change Meeting

    11/26/2005 6:41:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,001+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 27, 2005 | CLIFFORD KRAUSS
    OTTAWA, Nov. 23 - Monday was supposed to be the day Canada took the reins of international environmental leadership, playing host to a United Nations climate change conference in Montreal to begin a critical round of negotiations to decide how the world will confront global warming in the coming decades. But now Monday is also the day that Prime Minister Paul Martin's Liberal Party government is expected to fall in a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons. Many of the Canadian cabinet ministers and other members of Parliament who were supposed to attend the conference will now be scurrying...

    11/21/2005 9:52:53 AM PST · by capebuffalo · 32 replies · 1,086+ views
    E-Mail | 11-21-05 | Unknown
    Please read and pass on. Make it's way around the U.S.A So if the government determined that it is against the law for the words" under God" to be on our money, then, so be it. And if that same government decides that the "Ten Commandments "are not to be used in or on a government installation, then so be it. And since they already have prohibited any prayer in the schools,on which they deem their authority, then so be it. I say "so be it' because I would like to think that smarter people than I are in a...

    11/17/2005 11:52:35 AM PST · by lilylangtree · 81 replies · 3,990+ views
    AP/The Spokesman-Review | 10-17-2005 | Lawrence Messina
    CHARLESTON, W.Va.--West Virginia is doing away with high-proof grain alcohol citing safety concerns raised by college officials and others. The state's Alcohol Beverage Control Administration has stopped stocking 190-proof grain alcohol at its warehouse, which provides all liquor sold in the state. Although it announced the ban Wednesday, it asked liquor retailers more than a month ago to pull the potent product from their shelves. Agency officials said they are responding to concerns by college officials, law enforcement agencies and community groups about the alcohol, which at 95 percent pure is significantly more potent than other distilled spirits. "If you...
  • Caption Sen. Barbara Mikulski doing the tango

    11/09/2005 11:32:16 AM PST · by lotsaguns · 26 replies · 633+ views
  • Second Saddam lawyer killed

    11/08/2005 2:29:59 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 21 replies · 654+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 November 2005 | Carlos Hamann
    UNKNOWN gunmen shot dead a lawyer working for a Saddam Hussein co-defendant in Baghdad today, the second defence lawyer killed in less than three weeks. The assassination raised the stakes on whether the trial of the ousted Iraqi leader and his seven co-defendants would reopen as scheduled on November 28. Adel Mohammed Abbas was killed when gunmen opened fire on him and lawyer Tamer Hammud Hadi in the Adl neighborhood of Baghdad, an interior ministry source said. Abbas's murder followed the abduction and execution of defense lawyer Saadun Janabi one day after the historic trial opened in Baghdad on October...
  • Teens' joyride harms wetlands (Oh the Humanity! Alert)

    11/08/2005 6:34:42 AM PST · by add925 · 19 replies · 639+ views
    The Daily Journal ^ | 11/8/05 | PAIGE E. WASSEL
    Six Franklin teenagers were arrested Saturday night after reportedly driving off-road through a Shelby County wetland. The teens were arrested on charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass. Shelby County sheriff’s deputies released the teens to their parents, chief deputy Mike Bowlby said.... ...Sue Webb said she wanted part of the land to be restored so the public could learn more about wetlands and appreciate nature. The year-old project, named Zachariah Webb Wetlands, is being restored by Joe DeHart, a Johnson County wetland developer and former Johnson County commissioner.
  • Terrell Owens Is Finished With Eagles

    11/07/2005 12:16:44 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 343 replies · 7,751+ views Terrell Owens Is Finished With Eagles Terrell Owens controversial career with the Eagles is over. Coach Andy Reid has just announced the team will not use Owens for the rest of the season. Owens has filed a grievance witht he players' union but T.O. has played his last game for the Eagles. E-mail: Send News To A Friend Video:Watch The Press Conference Live (3 P.M.) Last night, Washington Redskins took advantage of a suspended Terrell Owens to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 17-10 at FedEx Field. Owens, who has been embattled in a contract dispute all season, was suspended Saturday...
  • Hell in Gitmo--systematic abuse, Horrid stories of force-feeding at Guantanamo

    10/27/2005 3:12:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 85 replies · 1,724+ views
    Al Ahram ^ | 10-27-05
    Horrid stories of force-feeding at Guantanamo highlight the systematic abuse of prisoners of America's war on terror, writes Sharif Abdel-Kouddous For nearly three months, prisoners at the notorious US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have staged a hunger strike to protest against inhumane conditions and their indefinite detention. It is a story that has been largely ignored by the US media and tightly controlled by the Pentagon. Newly declassified documents are painting a rare and shocking picture of the US military's retaliation against the detainees. Lawyers for several Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike describe torture-style tactics being used against...
  • Stock Market Down

    10/20/2005 10:58:55 PM PDT · by Concentrate · 39 replies · 621+ views
    So, what do you think? I think we need more business/ market threads around here. My intention is that Freepers NOT loose their shirts. I'll say no more than I must.
  • Gitmo Prisoners Say Troops Force-Fed Them

    10/19/2005 9:26:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies · 1,241+ views
    AP ^ | 10/19/5 | BEN FOX
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay say troops force-fed them with dirty feeding tubes that have been violently inserted and withdrawn as punishment, according to declassified notes released Wednesday by defense attorneys. The repeated removal and insertion of the tubes has caused striking prisoners to vomit blood and to experience intense pain that they have equated with torture, the lawyers reported to a federal judge after visiting their clients at the U.S. base in eastern Cuba. Prisoners said they were taunted by troops who said the treatment was intended to...
  • John Kerry will vote against John Roberts

    09/21/2005 9:38:43 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 98 replies · 2,927+ views ^ | September 21, 2005 | John Kerry
    I will vote against the nomination of John Roberts to serve as Chief Justice of the United States. I refuse to vote for a Supreme Court nominee who came before the Senate intent on demonstrating his ability to deftly deflect legitimate questions about his views, opinions and philosophy. If he is confirmed – and he may well be – the Roberts Court will shape the course of constitutional law for decades to come. It will decide dozens of cases that will define the depth and breadth of freedom in America – our commitment to civil rights, our dedication to civil...
  • Goodyear blimp crashes in north Broward

    06/17/2005 5:54:45 AM PDT · by Cowman · 16 replies · 723+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Friday, June 17, 2005 | By Scott McCabe, Stephanie Slater
    Goodyear blimp crashes in north Broward Two are briefly trapped inside the airship, but there are no injuries. By Scott McCabe, Stephanie Slater Palm Beach Post Staff Writers Friday, June 17, 2005 CORAL SPRINGS — A Goodyear blimp came crashing down in a thundering storm Thursday, knocking out power lines and electricity in nearby neighborhoods, authorities said. The two people aboard were briefly trapped inside while electrical crews cleared the site, authorities said. Neither the pilot nor co-pilot, the only people on board, was injured Employees at a nearby Red Lobster heard loud noises shortly before 7 p.m. and looked...
  • Verdict Reached in Jacko Case

    06/13/2005 1:04:56 PM PDT · by Millee · 172 replies · 11,270+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 13, 2005 | Staff Writer
    A verdict has been reached in Michael Jackson's (search) child molestation trial. Sheriff's deputies and court officials said the verdicts were to be read after attorneys and Jackson reached the courthouse. The singer was told earlier that he would have about an hour to arrive from his Neverland ranch estate. The verdict is expected to be read at 4:30 p.m. EDT. The jury, which listened to 14 weeks of testimony and arguments, deliberated over seven days before sending word of a verdict on the 10-count indictment about 12:30 p.m.

    05/27/2005 5:53:52 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 135 replies · 2,508+ views
    My Way News via Drudge ^ | 27 May 2005 | Donna Blankinship
    SEATTLE (AP) - Make that an iced coffee. While the Northeast was bidding farewell to unseasonably chilly temperatures, Seattle residents dusted off the sunscreen and shorts Friday as the National Weather Service issued its first-ever heat advisory for the city. The advisory covering the urban corridor from Tacoma north to Everett was prompted by a second day of record temperatures. Thursday's high temperature of 89 degrees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport broke a 58-year-old record. A high of 87 was forecast for Friday. Phyllis Cameron, 92, planned to keep cool with lots of iced tea and a few gin-and-tonics. "I'm just...
  • Schiavos Don't Know Where Terri's Ashes Are (Schindlers Don't Know Where Terri's Ashes Are)

    05/07/2005 7:03:09 AM PDT · by veronica · 548 replies · 9,685+ views
    AP ^ | 05-07-05
    MIAMI - The family of a severely brain-damaged woman who died after her feeding tube was removed in March said Friday they still have not been told where her remains will be laid to rest. Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings, who waged a lengthy court battle over her end-of-life wishes, said on Fox's "Hannity & Colmes" show that her husband is keeping her remains from them. "They were supposed to tell us, and we still have not heard from ... Michael Schiavo where Terri's been laid," said Terri Schiavo's brother, Bobby Schindler. "Our family expected this. Michael has disobeyed court...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-25-05 ("What would happen if Americans really KNEW?")

    03/25/2005 7:04:06 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 169 replies · 2,144+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 25, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    DUmmies feel that they have special knowledge about some inside secret about the EVIL Bush Regime and that if the American People somehow find out what that secret is, they would overthrow “BFEE.” You can read all about this DUmmie fantasy in this THREAD titled, “What would happen if Americans really KNEW?” The secretive DUmmie fantasies are in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, playing “I’ve Got A Secret,” is in the [brackets]: What would happen if Americans really KNEW? [If Americans really KNEW how truly vile the DUmmiecrats are, you would be losing elections by...