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  • Research shows not only the fittest survive

    03/27/2011 12:09:25 PM PDT · by decimon · 63 replies
    University of Exeter ^ | March 27, 2011 | Unknown
    Darwin's notion that only the fittest survive has been called into question by new research published today (27 March 2011) in Nature. A collaboration between the Universities of Exeter and Bath in the UK, with a group from San Diego State University in the US, challenges our current understanding of evolution by showing that biodiversity may evolve where previously thought impossible. The work represents a new approach to studying evolution that may eventually lead to a better understanding of the diversity of bacteria that cause human diseases. Conventional wisdom has it that for any given niche there should be a...
  • Governor Walker's office confirms prank Koch call

    02/24/2011 11:11:03 AM PST · by spunkets · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 24, 2011 | Greg Sargent
    "12:09 p.m.: Another key exchange: FAKE KOCH: What we were thinking about the crowds was, planting some troublemakers. WALKER: We thought about that. My only gut reaction to that would be, right now, the lawmakers I talk to have just completely had it with them. The public is not really fond of this. The teachers union did some polling and focus groups... "
  • Husband puts his wife on terrorist watch list (ST Valentine's Day special)

    02/14/2011 11:17:13 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 9 replies
    The National ^ | 2/5/11 | James Langton
    An immigration officer who wanted to get rid of his wife added her name to a terrorist watch list to prevent her from flying home. The man illegally accessed government databases in the United Kingdom to list his spouse as someone whose presence in the country was "not conducive to the public good". As a result the woman was blocked from entering the UK for three years after leaving to visit her family in Pakistan. When the husband applied for promotion, a routine security check on his family revealed the deception. A spokesman for Britain's Home Office said the officer...
  • 100 People Sickened After Attending Party At Playboy Mansion

    02/14/2011 2:49:11 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 24 replies
    KTLA ^ | February 12, 2011 | Staff
    The iconic bachelor pad is under investigation by the L.A. Co. Dept. of Public Health after 100 guests reportedly came down with a mysterious illness HOLMBY HILLS (KTLA) -- Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health after 100 people reported becoming sick after attending a fundraiser and party there earlier this month. The guests were attending an event on Feb. 3 as part of the annual DOMAINfest Global conference. The 3-day conference took place at the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica. On the second night, there was a party at the...
  • Michelle Claims Obama Quit Smoking 'Over a Year Ago'... Hmmm

    02/10/2011 6:22:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    And they said he had a short fuse before- lookout staffers Not so sure I'm buying it, but Michelle Obama is suddenly making the dubious claim that Barry kicked his smoking habit and has not had a smoke in more than a year's time. The unambiguous statement came in the midst of a lunch/interview with select reporters assembled to mark the first anniversary yesterday for her "Let's Move" anti-childhood obesity campaign. As Mrs. Obama's session with her press corps touched upon various topics, the First Wookie was asked if Obama quit smoking, she said, "Yes he has, yes he has. Very...
  • Jim Webb (D-VA) not seeking re-election

    02/09/2011 2:35:01 PM PST · by 84rules · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 9, 2011 | Michael D. Shear
    In a statement, Mr. Webb said that he had “decided to return to the private sector, where I have spent most of my professional life, and will not seek ...
  • Olbermann Has New TV Job

    02/09/2011 9:14:34 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 28 replies
    Former MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann has been named chief news officer on Current-TV, the cable network started by Al Gore. Olbermann will host a nightly "news" and commentary show according to the network's websitewhere he "will lead" the programming slate. "Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference," said Olbermann in statement. Olbermann's compensation will include equity in Current Media, the corporate owners of Current-TV
  • Sen. John McCain will not back Sarah Palin for president

    02/07/2011 9:38:01 AM PST · by mandaladon · 100 replies
    The Daily Column ^ | 4 feb 2011
    Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain says he will not be backing any of the potential Republican presidential candidates as they look to defeat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. “I think I’m staying out of this for the first time in many years,” Mr. McCain told Politico on Thursday. The comment comes as Mr. McCain returned from a one on one meeting with President Obama at the White House. The Arizona Republican said he viewed the meeting as a sign of increasing bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, adding that his meeting with the president was “cordial” and that Mr. Obama...
  • The first time I've ever seriously considered that Chelsea Clinton's real father is...*vanity*

    02/03/2011 3:28:51 PM PST · by cycle of discernment · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Hillary's old flame--Web Hubbell. Are you kidding me? The resemblance is stunning! Look at Chelsea in this pic today: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1352898/Chelsea-Clintons-marriage-Marc-Mezvinsky-rocks-say-friends.html look at this: http://www.strangepolitics.com/content/item/135037.html the big lips come from? Not Bill... http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.allhatnocattle.net/chelsea%2520clinton.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1447957/posts&usg=__FwNQ0qkZjXmQMK-ScAK8DXGQ7rg=&h=323&w=410&sz=23&hl=en&start=0&sig2=Tui9ikjbN7Tt0E969dBDMw&zoom=1&tbnid=QsqYOw6Ry7Me0M:&tbnh=151&tbnw=192&ei=pjhLTbXcNYScgQeJuKTuDw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwebb%2Bhubbell%2Bchelsea%2Bclinton%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1287%26bih%3D799%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=606&vpy=261&dur=323&hovh=151&hovw=192&tx=90&ty=109&oei=pjhLTbXcNYScgQeJuKTuDw&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0
  • Perry Leads White in Trade Group Poll (Palin destroys Obama in Texas)

    02/02/2011 5:59:59 PM PST · by unseen1 · 12 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 2/2/2011 | Ross Ramsey
    It shows Perry with a 15-point advantage in the Houston media market, tied in Dallas and ahead in every other geographic area except for Austin and the border. Is it a national thing? Maybe: The poll has Sarah Palin beating Barack Obama among Texas voters in a hypothetical matchup with a result that looks a lot like the Guv's race: 51-36. (White's a point above Obama; Perry's three points behind Palin.)
  • Cyclone Yasi strikes North Queensland

    02/02/2011 1:19:34 PM PST · by jimt · 10 replies
    guardian.uk ^ | 2/2/11 | Patrick Barkham/Adam Gabbatt
    The residents of North Queensland are assessing the damage after cyclone Yasi, the largest tropical storm to strike Australia since Europeans first settled there, created winds of 186mph and waves more than 9m high. As meteorologists predicted, it was midnight when the destructive core of the category five cyclone crossed the coast at Mission Beach, a small resort where two World Heritage sites meet, 30 miles south of the town of Innisfail. Thousands of the 400,000 people living in the path of the 300-mile wide cyclone spent a sleepless night in hot and crowded emergency evacuation centres set up in...
  • Chinese air force drill looks awfully similar to ‘Top Gun’

    01/31/2011 11:27:41 AM PST · by driftdiver · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 31, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    On Jan. 23, China's state broadcaster, CCTV, ran a story about an air force training exercise that contained some suspicious footage. Around the segment's one minute 12 seconds mark (see above), as the China-U.S.-oriented blog Ministry of Tofu pointed out, "the way a target was hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft and exploded looks almost identical to a cinema scene from the Hollywood film Top Gun." Viewers were led to believe that what they were seeing was a live fire exercise. But according to Ministry of Tofu: "A net user who went by the name...
  • Teacher caught having sex with 16-year-old boy from her school

    01/31/2011 1:39:48 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 156 replies
    MailOnline [UK] ^ | January 31, 2011 | Paul Thompson
    A teacher who advises colleagues on how to avoid affairs with students was caught having sex with a teenager in the back of her car. Courtney Bowles was found by a police officer naked lying on top of the boy, who was also completely naked, from her school in Colorado. A partly consumed bottle of vodka was also found in the car with the couple Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1352063/Teacher-advises-colleagues-avoid-affairs-students-caught-having-sex-16-year-old-boy-school.html#ixzz1CeQYN7O5
  • CUBAN HEALTHCARE: “AQUI NADA ES FACIL”

    01/30/2011 5:30:18 PM PST · by radpolis · 12 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 01-30-2011 | US Government
    Cuban authorities have banned Michael Moore’s documentary, “Sicko,” as being subversive. Although the film’s intent is to discredit the U.S. healthcare system by highlighting the excellence of the Cuban system, he said the regime knows the film is a myth and does not want to risk a popular backlash by showing to Cubans facilities that are clearly not available to the vast majority of them. When the FSHP showed Sicko to a group of XXXXXXXXXXXX, some became so disturbed at the blatant misrepresentation of healthcare in Cuba that they left the room.
  • Report: Mubarak's sons, wife head to London

    01/29/2011 9:07:41 AM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    YNET ^ | 01.29.11, 18:16 | Roee Nahmias
    Al-Jazeera: Mubarak's sons left Egypt. Intelligence Chief Suleiman appointed deputy president Drama grows in Egypt: President Hosni Mubarak's two sons arrived in London with their families, al-Jazeera reported Saturday, as the mayhem in Egypt continued rage out of control. The report is based on sources in London's Egyptian community. According to unconfirmed reports, Mubarak's wife, Suzanne, has also left to London, the Qatar- based network said. However, Egypt's television issued an official denial of the story and according to other reports Mubarak's family is still in Cairo. Egypt Upheavel Protesters return to Cairo's streets / Associated Press Anti-government protesters hit...
  • BREAKING: Israeli Embassy Staff Evacuated

    01/28/2011 8:05:12 PM PST · by Germanicus Cretorian · 88 replies
    some blog ^ | Jan 28 | Matthew Avitable
    CBS Radio news is now reporting that the staff of the Israeli Embassy have been evacuated. This is eerily similar to 1979. “The entire staff of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo has been evacuated by helicopters.”
  • 'Non-resident' Emanuel ineligible for mayor's race

    01/24/2011 3:56:58 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 18 replies
    WND ^ | January 23, 2011 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A ruling from an Illinois appellate court says Barack Obama's friend and former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is not eligible to be mayor of Chicago. Today's ruling, ironically, comes just as Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie appears to be throwing in the towel on finding and making public Obama's long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate and the White House continues to stonewall questions about his eligibility. In a challenge brought by Chicago-based attorney Burt Odelson, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that Emanuel's name must be taken off the Chicago mayoral ballot because he does not meet the residency requirements. "We conclude that...
  • Macy Gray Calls Israel “Disgusting,” Israelis Criticized for Being Offended

    01/24/2011 9:06:55 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    Accusations of bigotry are far too common, and tend to be unsubstantiated. Playing the race card has proven an effective way to avoid arguing the merits of ideas. That said, there is bigotry in the world, and it needs to be illuminated and condemned. One recent example comes from Max Blumenthal, described by NRB’s Matthew Vadum as “a soulless ultra-leftist propagandist who labors under the misapprehension that he is a journalist.” In a recent post on his website, Blumenthal condemns the Israeli response to an insult from singer Macy Gray. The Israeli media is filled with reports about Macy Gray...
  • Police: Fatal stabbing blamed on fart jokes

    01/21/2011 8:24:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    MSNBC/Associated Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2011
    BRISTOL, Conn. — A Connecticut man is being held on murder and assault charges after allegedly stabbing four people, one fatally, because partygoers were making fun of his flatulence.
  • DA: West Philadelphia Abortion Doc Killed Woman, 7 Infants

    01/19/2011 11:51:21 AM PST · by cookcounty · 100 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 19, 2011 | Inquirer Staff
    An abortion doctor has been arrested and charged with the murder of a patient and seven live infants whose spines were severed with scissors at a West Philadelphia clinic that has been described as a house of horrors, officials said today. District Attorney Seth Williams said the doctor, Kermit P. Gosnell, was charged following a grand jury investigation. Gosnell, 69, lost his medical license last year after health officials determined his clinic posed "a clear danger to the public." Gosnell was arrested this morning, officials said. He has maintained his innocence. The seven infants were born alive in the 6th,...
  • Jared Loughner is a product of Sheriff Dupnik's office

    01/11/2011 5:51:38 PM PST · by Squeeky · 36 replies
    The Cholla Jumps ^ | january 9, 2011 | James Kelley
    This is the report that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has been dreading since the tragic event on Saturday January 8. The sheriff has been editorializing and politicizing the event since he took the podium to report on the incident. His blaming of radio personalities and bloggers is a pre-emptive strike because Mr. Dupnik knows this tragedy lays at his feet and his office. Six people died on his watch and he could have prevented it. He needs to step up and start apologizing to the families of the victims instead of spinning this event to serve his own political...
  • Loughner's family stonewalling FBI - FBI Yelling "This is the FBI. Let us in."

    01/10/2011 1:37:42 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | 1-1--11 | UPI
    TUCSON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- People inside the Tucson home of mass shooting suspect Jared Loughner refused to let FBI agents inside Monday, The Arizona Republic reported. The newspaper said agents were seen banging on a plywood barricade about 12:25 p.m. and yelling "This is the FBI. Let us in." [SNIP]
  • According to Tucson Blogger, Jared Loughner Is A Product Of Sheriff Dupnik’s Office

    01/10/2011 1:10:51 PM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 44 replies
    James Kelley, who blogs at The Cholla Jumps, recently published a post titled “Jared Loughner is a product of Sheriff Dupnik’s office” which consists of some pretty damaging information if found to be true. It reads: This is the report that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has been dreading since the tragic event on Saturday January 8. The sheriff has been editorializing and politicizing the event since he took the podium to report on the incident. His blaming of radio personalities and bloggers is a pre-emptive strike because Mr. Dupnik knows this tragedy lays at his feet and his office....
  • Elena Kagan Nominated to the Supreme Court - Political Hotsheet [this may be the reason why]

    01/07/2011 7:37:20 AM PST · by whyofcourse · 45 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    Elena Kagan Nominated to the Supreme Court - Political Hotsheet ... May 10, 2010 ... President Calls Kagan `One of the Nation's Foremost Legal Minds` Read more by Stephanie Condon on CBS News' Political Hotsheet. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20004540-503544.html
  • Obama Administration allows Gulf drilling

    01/03/2011 4:16:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 3, 2011
    In a move that could signal a long-awaited return to business-as-usual in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration announced Monday that it would allow 13 companies to resume deepwater oil and gas drilling suspended when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded last spring. The Administration had instituted a moratorium on deepwater drilling after BP's Macondo well blew out on April 20, killing 11 workers on the rig and spewing nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the ocean, in the country's worst offshore oil disaster. The Interior Department lifted the moratorium in mid-October. Yet because drilling permits have been...
  • Iran Hangs One of Seven Suspected Spies for Israel

    12/28/2010 9:26:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 12/28/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Iran has hanged one of seven suspected spies for supplying Israel with secrets on Iran’s missile programs, and the regime’s courts have sentenced a second man to death for “counter-revolutionary activities.” The regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrested seven people in October on charges of spying for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency. “These spies supplied the enemy with information on Iran's judiciary, military and space agencies, among other things, prior to their arrest,” trumpeted Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency. Ali Akbar Siadat was hanged in a Tehran prison after being convicted of receiving $60,000 dollars “to give classified information to...
  • Surprise!! Juan Williams Who Called The Tea Party Racist Says Palin Lacks Intellect

    12/28/2010 5:14:00 PM PST · by RINOS ARE RADICALS · 50 replies · 18+ views
    Dec 28 | CSR
    Wow this is big news and really holds a lot of weight, I may have to rethink my support for Palin in 2012. I mean she is not on the same intellectual stage of a guy who reads off a tele-prompter in front of third graders? Let me see Krauthammer (worked under Carter and Mondale), Juan Williams(leftist propagandist), Nicole Wallace,Dana Perino, Barbera Bush and Karl Rove(All RINO hacks who's policies and world views helped bankrupt the country) attack her on what substantive issues? NONE In all cases these cowards attack her persona, and are not willing to debate her in...
  • The “Birthers” Get A Big Push From … Chris Matthews? UPDATE: More Matthews

    12/28/2010 9:11:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 29 replies · 1+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | December 27, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    OK … that’s just a cheap headline to get views … I think. Matthews spent his entire first segment with Clarence Page and David Corn discussing the recent push by Hawaii’s new Democrat Governor to finally get the young President’s long form birth certificate into the public domain. The idea is to end the controversy … and Matthews likes it? Yikes! It is a little bit stunning. A poll in the NYT in April showed that 42% of the American public were not convinced Obama was born in the USA, with due respect to “The Boss”. Adding to the controversy...
  • (Video)Report: Hillary Stepping Down, Bill Richardson Taking Over State

    12/27/2010 12:19:57 PM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 28 replies · 2+ views
    A report says Hillary Clinton could step down as Secretary of State and would potentially be replaced by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.
  • Breaking News: Rahm Emanuel Gets Green Light to Run for Chicago Mayor ( Just a Red Banner on FOX)

    12/23/2010 10:45:07 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 47 replies
    FOX news ^ | 12/23/2010 | Fox News
    Nothing yet
  • Monitoring America

    12/20/2010 4:11:03 PM PST · by FS11 · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12-20-10 | Dana Priest
    Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators. The system, by far the largest and most technologically sophisticated in the nation's history, collects, stores and analyzes information about thousands of U.S. citizens and residents, many of whom have not been accused of any wrongdoing.
  • Breaking : Feds want reporting for high-powered rifle sales (emergency request)

    12/20/2010 11:19:52 AM PST · by Scythian · 134 replies · 3+ views
    It's on the AP wire ... Anything higher than a .22 is considered a high power rifle in this request
  • Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder

    12/15/2010 1:26:50 AM PST · by Bon mots · 92 replies
    Before It's News ^ | December 14, 2010 | Barracuda
    Long time Anti-Gun Advocate State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City , N.C. about 5 p.m. Sunday, the prosecutor for the politician's home county said. The intruder, Kyle Blackburn, was taken to a South Carolina hospital, but the injuries were not reported to be life-threatening, according to Rex Gore, district attorney for Columbus, Bladen andBrunswick counties.. >>>More...
  • Federal judge in Va. strikes down key part of Obama's health care law

    12/14/2010 3:50:39 AM PST · by Scanian · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 13, 2010 | AP
    <p>RICHMOND, Va. — A federal judge rejected a key provision of the Obama administration's health care law as unconstitutional Monday, ruling the government cannot require people to buy insurance, in a dispute that both sides agree will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.</p>
  • GOP Rep. Buyer Blasts Acting Dem Speaker: "This is why the People have Thrown You Out"

    <p>It’s moments like these that make me love politics so much! I’d rather watch this kind of drama on the House floor over a favorite television show any day! GOP Representative Buyer asked the Acting Speaker (obviously a Democrat) for 5 minutes to speak. She denies him his right and so he asked for 1 minute to speak. After arrogantly and ignorantly continuing to deny him a moment to speak on the floor, even though nobody was there to object he yells with fury, “This is why the American people have thrown you out of power!”</p>
  • Kate's kids expelled (Kate Gosselin)

    11/26/2010 9:50:05 PM PST · by nmh · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 11/12/10 | MAXINE SHEN
    Two of the 6-year-old Gosselin sextuplets are said to be having a rough time in their new school. According to reports from In Touch, Collin and Alexis have been expelled from their Pennsylvania private school and are now being homeschooled. "They've fought with their peers, called them nasty names and made fun of other kids," a source close to the family told the magazine. "The things they are saying are not words they should know. They are learning them somewhere -- but Jon [Gosselin, their dad] doesn't know where." The source also said that some of the eight kids are...
  • $11,000 fine, arrest possible for some who refuse airport scans and pat downs

    11/24/2010 8:57:07 AM PST · by Amerikan_Samurai · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | November 20, 2010 | John Lantigua
    If you don't want to pass through an airport scanner that allows security agents to see an image of your naked body or to undergo the alternative, a thorough manual search, you may have to find another way to travel this holiday season. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning that any would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and then refuses to undergo the method of inspection designated by TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport. That person will have to remain on the premises to...
  • Al Gore Mea Culpa: Support for Corn-Based Ethanol Was a Mistake [Ooooops....]

    11/24/2010 7:32:31 AM PST · by Enchante · 30 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 11/23/10 | Tom Diemer
    Now he tells us. Al Gore says his support for corn-based ethanol subsidies while serving as vice president was a mistake that had more to do with his desire to cultivate farm votes in the 2000 presidential election than with what was good for the environment.
  • Man’s urostomy bag damaged during TSA pat-down; forced to fly with urine on him

    11/23/2010 4:23:52 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 14 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 23, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Man’s urostomy bag damaged during invasive TSA pat-down; forced to fly with urine all over him. A survivor of bladder cancer had his urostomy bag mishandled so badly during an inconsiderate TSA agent’s pat-down that it was unplugged, leaving him with urine trickling down his legs and his clothes soaked with urine. This incident of massive, government invasiveness occurred on November 7 as the man, retired teacher Thomas Sawyer, was making his way through Detroit Metropolitan Airport with his wife. All that Sawyer wanted to do—had a right to do as an American—was to make his way through the airport...
  • Hands On Boy

    11/22/2010 10:04:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | November 22, 2010 | annem040359
    A reality of THE GROWING OUTRAGE, as reported by Matt Drudge and also on YouTube Video, a man with a little boy, showing an angry father handing over to a TSA person, even though the little boy did not set off any possible alarms, the little boy in question was chosen for a pat-down. Frankly, I CANNOT BLAME the boy’s father for this because this must have also scared the little kid in the process.
  • Obama's TSA: Decliners Fined $11,000

    11/21/2010 3:07:21 PM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 131 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11.21.2010 | Kevin McCullough
    News reports on Saturday reporting that the TSA was announcing warnings to would-be travelers that any "would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint but refuses to undergo the method of inspection as prescribed by the TSA workers on duty would not be allowed to fly, (but far more importantly)--would not be permitted to leave the airport." But that wasn't all. The TSA also included in it's announcement for the first time the new fine of $11,000 and possible arrest for anyone who refused. TSA worker Sari Koshetz was quoted in one report, "Once a person submits to the...
  • '60s folk icon Joan Baez hurt in fall from treehouse

    11/20/2010 5:38:05 PM PST · by Baynative · 18 replies
    WOODSIDE — 1960s songbird Joan Baez is "resting comfortably" at an undisclosed location after falling 20 feet to the ground from a treehouse — a treehouse she purposely had built without walls because she wanted to sleep among real birds at her Woodside, Calif., home.
  • Palin Derangement Syndrome? White powder sent to ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

    11/20/2010 7:06:26 PM PST · by WebFocus · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2010 | Greg Pollowitz
    A threatening letter with white powder was delivered to the “Dancing With the Stars” production office Friday, but tests indicated the substance was not hazardous, authorities said. In a statement, ABC confirmed the envelope was received at the show’s production office and the substance was determined to be talcum powder. Hazardous materials officials with the city of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI responded to CBS Studios where the hit ABC show is staged, authorities said. An initial field screening was negative for hazardous substances, but the letter will be transported to...
  • Couple puts abortion decision up to internet vote

    11/19/2010 1:01:17 PM PST · by kingattax · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/2010 | FOX 4 Web Producer
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Minneapolis couple is preparing for the arrival of their first child. That is, unless internet voters decide they should have an abortion instead. Pete and Alisha Arnold have created a website called Birthornot.com, where they’ve been posting updates on Alisha’s pregnancy since September. But this site is unlike any other expectant parent’s blog: this site has a poll that asks viewers, “Should we give birth or have an abortion?”
  • Joe Walsh wins!! (8th District Illinois)

    11/16/2010 6:50:37 PM PST · by adingdangdoo · 90 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News
    Just announced as a news alert on Hannity...
  • Boy Punished for Farting on Bus

    An 11-year-old boy says he got a detention for farting on his school bus several times. Fox 8's Emily Valdez has the story...
  • Worst Scandal Yet - More Than Watergate or Clinton's Lewinsky

    10/25/2010 7:20:29 AM PDT · by babygene · 77 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.dailypaul.com ^ | 09/09/2009 | TheKingIsComing
    OBAMA THE CROOK. It Looks like Chrysler was Railroaded This could be a scandal of epic proportions and one that makes Nixon's Watergate or Clinton 's Monica Lewinsky affair pale by comparison. Why was there neither rhyme nor reason as to which dealerships of the Chrysler Corporation were to be closed? Roll the clock back to the weeks just before Chrysler declared bankruptcy. Chrysler, like GM, was in dire financial straits and federal government "graciously" offered to "buy the company" and keep them out of bankruptcy and "save jobs." Chrysler was, in the words of Obama and his administration, "Too...
  • Fox News Gives Juan Williams $2 Million Contract (NPR's report)

    10/22/2010 9:27:18 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 39 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 22 October 2010 | David Folkinflik
    NPR is facing sharp criticism for terminating the contract of news analyst Juan Williams. Williams was fired Wednesday for violating NPR's ethics policy . . . But those comments — and NPR's response — have prompted questions about where the boundaries are drawn for journalists. //SNIP// Despite the criticism, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller stood her ground Thursday: "As a reporter, as a host, as a news analyst, you do not comment on stories." She said such restraint is a vital part of NPR's code of ethics, which states that news staffers cannot say things in other public forums that they...
  • Fannie and Freddie may need another $215 billion

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fannie Mae (OTC BB:FNMA.OB - News) and Freddie Mac (OTC BB:FMCC.OB - News) may need as much as $215 billion in additional capital from the Treasury through 2013 to offset losses and maintain a positive net worth, their federal regulator said on Thursday. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose programs fund the lion's share of all new home loans, are at the center of debate as Congress sets to overhaul a U.S. mortgage finance system that contributed to the worst housing crisis since the 1930s. The cumulative capital needs of the two housing finance giants, which...
  • OUT-OF-CONTROL MICHELLE OBAMA'S SPENDING SPREE

    10/18/2010 3:40:30 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    After blowing nearly a half-million dollars on a Spanish shopping spree, MICHELLE OBAMA has plans to spend a whopping $2 million in the coming year – while the nation struggles with its worst recession ever. Nearly 15 million people are un employed, but that hasn’t stopped the first lady from “spending like Marie Antoinette” and appearing to live it up “like a lottery winner,” fume outraged critics. Worried White House advisers have told the president he quickly needs to get his wife “under control” because her reckless spending – on trips, shopping and redecorating – is sending an intensely negative...