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  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    04/16/2015 4:38:23 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    kmph ^ | 4-16-2015 | ap
    NEW YORK (AP) - Ten top physicians want Columbia University to remove celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his medical faculty position. They cite what they call the heart surgeon's "egregious lack of integrity" as host of a television program where he promotes weight loss products. The letter was sent this week to the dean of Columbia's Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine. Led by Dr. Henry Miller of California's Stanford University, the physicians say Oz had "misled and endangered" the public by pushing what they call "quack treatments and cures."
  • World's largest asteroid impacts found in central Australia

    03/23/2015 5:53:18 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 26 replies
    Australian National University News Online ^ | 23 March 2015 | Australian National University
    A 400 kilometre-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite that broke in two moments before it slammed into the Earth has been found in Central Australia. The crater from the impact millions of years ago has long disappeared. But a team of geophysicists has found the twin scars of the impacts – the largest impact zone ever found on Earth – hidden deep in the earth’s crust. Lead researcher Dr Andrew Glikson from the ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology said the impact zone was discovered during drilling as part of geothermal research, in an area near the borders of...
  • Lisa Wilkinson absolutely destroys 50 Shades Of Grey

    02/21/2015 7:44:32 AM PST · by Utilizer · 35 replies
    youtube.com ^ | unknown | TV CH 9 (AUS)
    This Oz sheila newsanchor / movie-critic gives her right devastating review of the movie.
  • Australian Hospital Accidentally Declares 200 Patients Dead (Future of ACA?)

    08/14/2014 10:16:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 14, 2014
    An Australian hospital apologized on Thursday after mistakenly sending out death notices for 200 of its - very much alive - patients. Austin Hospital, in Australia's second most populous city of Melbourne, erroneously killed off the patients when it faxed death notices to their family doctors.
  • John Boehner: The Lion of the House of Representatives (but not in a good way)

    02/13/2014 3:30:22 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The Democrats' contempt for the GOP could not be more tangible and audacious than it is now.I think the time to "man up" has come and gone for John Boehner. If they hold the House I cannot possibly imagine him being Speaker next year.
  • Three Popes and the Wizard of Oz

    10/04/2013 2:01:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | October 4, 2013 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The Wizard of Oz is a pretty smart book because the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion show three traits we need to be complete. If you only had a head, a heart and courage. It occurred to me on my walk this morning that the three popes illustrate what we need, the church needs and the world needs.What was the first thing Bl.John Paul the Great said on the balcony? “Do not be afraid!” He’s the man of courage–the not cowardly lion. Throughout his papacy he exhibited this great and fearless fortitude–whether it was his triumphant pastoral...
  • Dr. Mehmet Oz: Healing and connecting the world

    07/27/2013 10:58:34 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 12 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Friday July 26, 2013 | Boaz Bismuth
    <p>"Israel and Turkey have too many common interests that are impossible to ignore, and the leaders are aware of them."</p> <p>I got two pieces of advice from Dr. Mehmet Oz when we started the interview. The first had to do with health: "Eat right. Treat the supermarket like a pharmacy. It has all the vital ingredients for preserving good health." The second, which he offered as a Muslim, had to do with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the conflicts among the nations of the regions in general: "I pray you will be able to see the things that unite you and realize that they're stronger and much more dominant than the differences between you."</p>
  • Big Hollywood Bailout: Taxpayers Spent Nearly $40 Million To Subsidize Disney's 'Oz'

    03/14/2013 8:22:00 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 21 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/11/2013 | Tom Gantert
    In 2010, Michigan had an annual unemployment rate of 12.5 percent. Then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm told lawmakers to expect a $1.58 billion deficit in the following year and to expect a $263 per pupil cut for K-12 education. Yet, the state played a part in allowing one of the most lucrative companies in the world to post a record $4.8 billion in profits by handing it nearly $40 million in film tax credits. That was the year Disney made the movie, "Oz: The Great and Powerful," and received $39.7 million of the $75.2 million the state of Michigan handed out to...
  • 'Oz the Great and Powerful' review: No magic, but close

    03/07/2013 12:39:31 PM PST · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    Were you really expecting "Oz the Great and Powerful," starring James Franco, to live up to "The Wizard of Oz," starring Judy Garland? If so, you're the one living in a fantasy land. In reality, the best we could hope for is exactly what we got: a reasonably smart, imaginative spin on the 1939 MGM classic. By now, the world created by novelist L. Frank Baum more than a century ago feels like a myth without an origin, and "Oz the Great and Powerful" wisely avoids slavish loyalty to any canon. Instead, it tries to fashion a fresh story from...
  • Sorry, Dorothy: Toto Gets the Axe as Kansas’ Official State Dog

    03/14/2012 11:53:39 AM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Time ^ | March 14, 2012 | Erica Ho
    Toto won’t be following the yellow brick road to become Kansas’ official state dog anytime soon. We’re not sure what Dorothy would think, but a bill that would make the cairn terrier — the breed featured as Toto in The Wizard of Oz — top dog in the state’s ensemble was effectively killed. It must be a dog-eat-dog state out there. The animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was unhappy with the proposed bill, raising concerns over the effect on Kansas puppy mills. If the cairn terrier was made state dog, it might cause the mills...
  • Money and Politics in the Land of Oz

    07/10/2011 8:25:43 PM PDT · by Bratch · 2 replies
    The Independent Review ^ | Winter 2005 | Quentin Taylor
    L. Frank Baum claimed to have written The Wonderful Wizard of Oz “solely to pleasure the children” of his day, but scholars have found enough parallels between Dorothy’s yellow-brick odyssey and the politics of 1890s Populism to suggest otherwise. Did Baum intend to pen a subtle political satire on monetary reform or merely an entertaining fantasy? “The story of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ was written solely to pleasure children of today” (Dighe 2002, 42). So wrote L. Frank Baum in the introduction to his popular children’s story published in 1900. As fertile as his imagination was, Baum could hardly...
  • Warner Bros Wants Zemeckis For 'Wizard Of Oz' Remake Based On Original MGM Script

    11/17/2010 5:28:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    www.deadline.com ^ | Tuesday November 16, 2010 @ 6:59pm EST | By MIKE FLEMING
    Whenever you remake a revered Hollywood film, there’s bound to be controversy, but going right to the original material is certainly an interesting approach. Warner Bros is in early talks with Robert Zemeckis to direct a live-action remake of the The Wizard of Oz and plans to use the original script from the 1939 classic. Warner Bros owns the screenplay because Ted Turner bought it along with the MGM library before Warner Bros bought Turner’s empire. This latest Oz twist comes as Disney is trying very hard to mount The Great And Powerful Oz. Sam Raimi is developing that film...
  • Shy Hero Grabs 12ft Shark, Saves Girl and Disappears

    11/01/2010 3:39:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, November 01, 2010
    Man grabs shark by tail to stop attack on teen diverAn Australian swimmer who grabbed the tail of a large shark as it attacked a snorkelling tour guide likely saved the young woman's life, a rescuer said Sunday. Nineteen-year-old Elyse Frankcom was leading a swimming with dolphins encounter in waters off western Australia on Saturday when a shark, reportedly a three-metre-long great white, bit into her hip and buttocks. "As the shark bit her, it brushed aside a fairly large male who grabbed hold of the tail of the shark, which then made it let go," one of the first...
  • The Liberals of Oz

    07/20/2010 7:54:07 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-20-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    A little remaking of the old classic, but with liberals, it may be brief, but it took me a while to make. Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 And because the liberals didn't want what the wizard had to offer we all lived CRAPILY EVER AFTER. The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Dog blown away by huge storm (Happy Ending)

    06/18/2010 9:26:07 PM PDT · by shibumi · 19 replies · 510+ views
    Orange News (UK) ^ | June 18, 2010 | Staff
    A Hungarian dog has been reunited with his owners after being sucked into the sky still in his kennel by the wind from a huge storm. Agnes Tamas, 57, said she had chained her dog who she has renamed Lucky to the dog house when he was swept away by what she described as the worst storm anyone in her village of Gesztered can remember. She said: "I saw the roofs of the local houses being ripped off one by one, and I ran into my garden to try and get to the cellar. "I couldn't believe it when...
  • Canadian Nuke Scientist Vanishes With 'Absolutely No Trace'

    02/23/2010 4:33:49 AM PST · by Doogle · 8 replies · 609+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | updated 02/23/10 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Canadian nuclear scientist who has not been seen for more than a month has simply vanished, leaving "absolutely no trace at all," police say. Lachlan Cranswick, 41, a physicist from the Chalk River Laboratories nuclear facility in Ottawa, was last seen on Jan. 18, when he left his job and boarded a bus to Deep River, his hometown along the Ottawa River with a population of roughly 4,300. Later that day, or possibly the next morning, Cranswick took out the garbage -- and the single man described as a meticulous loner has not been seen since.
  • Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues

    02/21/2010 3:24:50 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 331 replies · 5,189+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | February 21, 2010 | Canada East Interactive Staff
    TORONTO - There are still no leads in the case of an eastern Ontario scientist who disappeared without a trace last month, leaving his colleagues mystified. Lachlan Cranswick hasn't been seen since Jan. 18, when he left work at the National Research Council's Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River, northwest of Ottawa. His nearby Deep River house was reportedly left unlocked and his car was in the garage. His wallet, keys and passport have all been accounted for......
  • Great Additions to Your DVD Library

    12/03/2009 6:37:33 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 3 replies · 450+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | December 3, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    It was during the Emma Peel years that the show became a Cold War-themed spy hit, and forever set Steed and Mrs. Peel as the lasting image of the show.
  • Politics

    10/14/2009 9:27:59 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 201+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 10-15-09 | stolinsky
    Obama is called “the one,” or is it “the One”? Minister Farrakhan refers to him as “the Messiah.” The Great and Powerful Oz never went that far. He pretended to be a wizard, but he never deceived himself that he actually was one. He never debased the currency, thereby stealing everyone’s savings. He never ran up huge deficits, thereby soaking up credit that businesses could have used to finance a recovery. He never sought to make life-and-death decisions for all the people of Oz. He was an amusing charlatan with little power, not a boundless narcissist with great power.
  • Shark Attack Victim 'Amazed' by Lucky Escape

    06/27/2009 3:21:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 693+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sat Jun 27, 2009
    The man attacked by a shark on the New South Wales South Coast on Saturday morning says the experience will not stop him surfing, though it might take a while before he ventures back into the water. Les Wade was surfing at Seven Mile Beach at Gerroa just before 9:00am (AEST) when he felt something push him from behind. He says he thought it was another surfer but then he turned and spotted a shark. "I didn't realise what had happened," he said. "I paddled back out and said, 'I think there's a shark and I think it's just bit...
  • Clarence Swensen

    03/02/2009 3:15:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 387+ views
    AP ^ | March 1, 2009
    PFLUGERVILLE, Texas - Clarence Swensen, who played a Munchkin soldier in the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz,” has died. He was 91. Mr. Swensen died Wednesday, a funeral home in Pflugerville confirmed. He had being in poor health since suffering a stroke in 2005, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
  • Obama as "The Great Oz"

    10/18/2008 6:15:41 AM PDT · by The Fop · 40 replies · 956+ views
    Can someone with some artistic talent and/or photo-shop skills please create an image that shows Joe the plumber as Toto, Obama as the great Oz, and Karl Marx as the man behind the curtain? This would be a very powerful image that could be sent all over the internet. I have lots of ideas for political cartoons, but I can't draw a straight line, and I'm not very computer literate. Thanks a million FReepers!!
  • Barack's Mt. O-lympus Stage (PHOTOS)

    08/28/2008 10:05:35 AM PDT · by mojito · 113 replies · 560+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/28/2008 | n/a
    A photo essay of Barak-O-polis at the link.
  • This is no time for a celebrity in the Oval Office (Australian editor endorses McCain)

    02/28/2008 9:18:39 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 3 replies · 73+ views
    The Australian ^ | Greg Sheriden
    WOULD a Barack Obama ascendancy in the US presidential election lead to a new war in the Middle East? There's quite a respectable case for thinking it might. Would it also lead to catastrophe in Iraq? And what would it mean for Australia? In terms of who would be best for Australia, there is a respectable case to be made for each remaining US presidential candidate: Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. The case for Obama rests on the fact that greater US power and prestige directly benefits Australia. Certainly the Rudd Government believes this. The case for Obama is...
  • Why Did the Wheels Come off Hillary's Campaign? (she is basically an unattractive candidate)

    12/17/2007 7:28:47 AM PST · by IrishMike · 117 replies · 131+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2007 | Rick Moran
    In the abstract, Hillary is a captivating idea. The first woman to run for president, she is the living reminder of the better economic times and international peace of the Clinton administration. But, up close and personal, she is far less attractive. As the rest of the country is exposed to the former first lady, if they emulate the voters in Iowa and New Hampshire and revise their opinion of her, the results will not please the Clinton camp. I guess to know her is to feel nauseaus. That's not all. From a purely practical political standpoint, Morris doesn't think...
  • Islamic leader warns of Oz terror - AUSTRALIA faces a "London-type bombing"

    11/01/2007 12:14:01 AM PDT · by Posting · 8 replies · 140+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 10, 29, 07
    Islamic leader warns of Oz terror NEWS.com.auAUSTRALIA faces a "London-type bombing" if relations between Muslims and the intelligence and police authorities do not improve, an influential Islamic leader...
  • Climate change worse than feared: Australian expert (We're all gonna die! cont.)

    09/20/2007 11:48:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 54 replies · 84+ views
    google ^ | 9/20/07
    SYDNEY (AFP) — Global warming is occurring at a faster rate than the worst-case scenario envisaged by experts just six years ago, Australia's top climate change scientist said Thursday. Tim Flannery, named the 2007 Australian of the Year for his work in alerting the public to the dangers of global warming, said the issue was the greatest challenge facing humanity in the 21st century. Flannery said predictions in a 2001 UN report, warning the atmosphere was likely to warm by 1.4 to 5.8 degrees Celsius (2.5-10.4 Fahrenheit) from 1990 to 2100 now appeared conservative. "In the six years since then,...
  • At last, the yellow brick road becomes accessible

    03/29/2007 3:41:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies · 145+ views
    Journal Sentinel Online ^ | 3-28-07 | Laurel Walker
    Dorothy Riesing as "Glenda Splenda" and Kelly Hoppe as "Dorothy" rehearse with Debra Patterson, whose character, "Little M," uses a special device to speak.
  • Oz Loves Cheney!

    02/23/2007 4:38:09 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 11 replies · 3,897+ views
    Drudge Report/AFP ^ | February 23, 2007
    Supporters of US Vice President Dick Cheney hold a banner outside the hotel where he delivered his Australian American Leadership Dialogue in Sydney. Cheney on Saturday met Australian Prime Minister John Howard, one of Washington's staunchest allies, for talks likely to focus on troop deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Libby Trial: Chris' Big-House Bubba Fantasy

    02/07/2007 6:15:29 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 1,612+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has Chris Matthews watched one too many episodes of "Oz," the hyper-graphic HBO original series about prison life? Discussing the Scooter Libby trial on the 7 PM ET edition of this evening's Hardball, Chris spun a sanguine scenario in which Libby, facing the prospect of a long prison sentence in a vulnerable environment, might turn on Vice-President Cheney. Matthews: "If Scooter's convicted, if you're looking at the number of counts facing him. If that jury really does go to town -- and I hope they're not watching -- and hits him with four or five counts, they add up...
  • A music video the Dixie Chicks would hate ( Supporting the Diggers in Iraq ) ( Aussies )

    10/25/2006 6:40:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies · 2,763+ views
    Sister Toldjah ^ | 10/25/2006
    But I freaking LOVE IT. And you will, too. The singer is Aussie star Beccy Cole and the song is in response to some of her (former) fans who have, as moonbats often do, taken extreme exception to her support of the Australian troops who are fighting in the Iraq war. Thanks to the readers who sent along the link, which was first posted at Blackfive.
  • Australia, the Beacon of Sanity

    09/24/2006 2:42:54 PM PDT · by Dark Skies · 56 replies · 1,717+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 9/23/2006 | Thomas Lifson
    Australia is once again making more sense than any other country on earth with regard to issues of culture and immigration. Like its Anglosphere cousins the United States and Canada, Australia’s political economy, personal freedom, rule of law, and other characteristics inherited from the British, make it an extremely attractive place for immigrants. A continental land mass able to accommodate a greater population completes the package luring many, including many Muslims, to dream of a better life there than in their own home countries. But unlike Canada, which has embraced a self-effacing attitude toward its own cultures, and the United...
  • Global Warming Blamed for Tornado Drought

    07/17/2006 7:19:06 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies · 454+ views
    ecoenquirer.com ^ | 7-17-06 | Ecoenquirer
    A severe shortage of tornadoes in Nebraska and Kansas this year is threatening the local economy
  • Howard should convert to Islam: Bashir (released Indonesian cleric to Aussie PM)

    06/15/2006 5:28:37 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 8 replies · 419+ views
    ABC Australia ^ | 6/15/2006 | Geoff Thompson
    While holding a late night press conference in his Ngruki religious boarding school, Abu Bakar Bashir was asked by the ABC if he had a message for Mr Howard when the Prime Minister visits Indonesia later this month. "I think John Howard should convert to Islam," he said. "If he wants to be saved from hell, he needs to convert to Islam and God willing, he will be forgiven by Allah." Secondly, he warned Australians to never try fighting Muslims because they will definitely lose. "Maybe with God's permission, they can kill us, but they certainly can't beat Islam," he...
  • Clinton's battle of Medway (Exclusive Oz golf club tells vacationing ex-pres to beat it)

    02/24/2006 8:03:15 AM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies · 2,910+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 25feb06 | Carla Danaher
    AN army of senior golfers have shot down a former US president in the Battle of Medway. Maidstone's Medway Golf Club refused former president Bill Clinton a round of golf on Thursday because the crowded course was hosting its midweek championships. The rejected Mr Clinton instead played at Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club at Point Cook, where he happily signed autographs and posed for photos. The incident has left Medway red-faced, but yesterday members were standing firm on their presidential snub. "We can't deprive the paying members of their golf, even for an ex-president," said 62-year-old member Wendy Alley. "But it...
  • Inmate says arrogant Geoghan angered him

    01/23/2006 4:57:03 PM PST · by LouAvul · 26 replies · 1,155+ views
    modbee ^ | 1-23-06
    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The inmate who strangled child-molesting priest John Geoghan behind bars testified Monday that he resolved to kill the clergyman after Geoghan arrogantly brushed off criticism that he had "destroyed all kinds of lives." Joseph Druce took the stand for a second day at his trial for killing Geoghan, who was serving time for groping a 10-year-old boy and had been accused of molesting 150 other children. Druce, 40, said that in the weeks before the slaying, he twice confronted Geoghan about molesting children. Instead of denying the accusations, Geoghan was "arrogant" and said he was worth...
  • Australian Unrest Spreads to Other Cities

    12/13/2005 7:29:00 AM PST · by 1066AD · 57 replies · 1,638+ views
    MyWay News ^ | 12/13/2005 | MIKE CORDER
    Australian Unrest Spreads to Other Cities Dec 13, 7:36 AM (ET) By MIKE CORDER SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - The racial unrest that broke out in Sydney's beachside suburbs over the weekend has spread to two other large Australian cities, where people of Middle Eastern descent were assaulted by whites, police said Tuesday. In New South Wales, where Sydney is located, lawmakers scheduled an emergency session of the state Parliament to consider legislation cracking down on the rioters who rampaged through the city's suburbs for two straight nights, the region's premier said. Seven people were injured and 11 arrested after youths...
  • Violence spreads in Sydney

    12/11/2005 4:37:50 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 92 replies · 3,421+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 December 2005
    A police media spokesman confirmed there had been problems at Maroubra beach, following the near-riot at Cronulla beach earlier today. "There have been a number of incidents of property damage in the past hour-and-a-half that included broken windows and damage to motor vehicles," he said. Reports on radio station 2GB indicated up to 50 vehicles with passengers armed with "baseball bats" had been causing trouble in Maroubra, in Sydney's east. Police have set up a command post in the area, 2GB reported. Sky News reported that a group of people in cars and with baseball bats, bits of wood and...
  • The Rise of Middle Eastern Crime in Australia

    12/12/2005 7:26:18 AM PST · by 1066AD · 21 replies · 1,812+ views
    The Quadrant Magazine (Australia). ^ | January 2004 | Tim Priest
    Quadrant Magazine Society January 2004 - Volume XLVIII Number 1-2 Back to contents... The Rise of Middle Eastern Crime in Australia Tim Priest I BELIEVE that the rise of Middle Eastern organised crime in Sydney will have an impact on society unlike anything we have ever seen. In the early 1980s, as a young detective I was attached to the Drug Squad at the old CIB. I remember executing a search warrant at Croydon, where we found nearly a pound of heroin. I know that now sounds very familiar; however, what set this heroin apart was that it was Beaker...
  • F-email fury

    09/09/2005 12:53:12 PM PDT · by NCjim · 23 replies · 1,387+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | September 09, 2005
    PRESTIGIOUS law firm Allens Arthur Robinson is standing by 10 of its brightest young lawyers despite their role in an e-mail catfight that has seen two secretaries sacked. Katrina Nugent and Melinda Bird lost their jobs over the cyber stoush, but at least 10 qualified lawyers who joined in the sledges are still reporting to work. As revealed by The Daily Telegraph yesterday, the secretaries were sacked after a catty e-mail exchange in which one woman boasted of being better looking and having five boyfriends. The fight began after Ms Nugent sent an e-mail to her 19th-floor colleagues at Allens'...
  • PM sends Bush hurricane sympathy

    08/31/2005 9:31:37 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 35 replies · 688+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 1st September 2005
    PRIME Minister John Howard has sent a personal message of sympathy to US President George W. Bush in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. My Howard said today Australia was "looking at ways of providing assistance" after Katrina slammed into US Gulf states this week killing possibly thousands of people and wreaking widespread damage. Mr Howard said in Longford in northern Tasmania that the damage from Katrina had been "horrific". "I have sent a personal message of sympathy to President Bush, but I want publicly to express on behalf of all Australians our sense of concern and our feelings for the...
  • Dorothy's Ruby Slippers Stolen From Museum

    08/30/2005 7:48:16 PM PDT · by Last Dakotan · 16 replies · 581+ views
    Foxnews ^ | August 29, 2005 | AP
    GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — A pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" and insured for $1 million is missing from a Grand Rapids museum. Police Chief Leigh Serfling said the slippers were stolen late Saturday or early Sunday
  • Ohio Inmates Mistakenly Shown Porn Video

    08/26/2005 5:05:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies · 1,461+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | August 26, 2005 | staff
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - A deputy warden at the Ross Correctional Institution was suspended for five days last month after he mistakenly showed inmates a sexually explicit television show. Andrea Dean, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, said Jeffrey Lisath meant to only record an HBO boxing match but unintentionally taped part of a program that followed it.
  • In Howard's image

    08/19/2005 3:44:11 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 248+ views
    The Australian ^ | 20th August 2005 | Paul Kelly
    JOHN Howard is thinking about his legacy. This week he commemorated the 60th anniversary of VP Day, laid the foundation for the final sale of Telstra and intensified his crusade to reform Australia's industrial system, a 20-year-old mission. It is a striking mixture of past and future. Howard is a cultural traditionalist and an economic liberal, a champion of the settled order and an advocate of a new economic vista. He invokes the old Australia and imagines a new Australia, a duality that still confounds his critics. Last Monday at our finest building, the Australian War Memorial, Howard invoked the...
  • From the keepers of odd knowledge: "The Wizard of OZ" & one amazing special effect

    07/30/2005 11:36:01 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 4 replies · 701+ views
    Another interesting special effect was the witch's skywriting sequence. The mastermind behind this effect was a man named Jack McMaster. He describes how the effect was accomplished: "I had a glass tank six foot square, the bottom of the tank was glass. The sides were wood. The tank was only three inches deep; and the bottom was covered with an inch and a half of water mixed witgh calla oil. That was supposed to be the sky. The camera was beneath the tank, shooting up. The water and oil mixture was opaque, so it hid me. The miniature Witch...
  • Former CT Governor Rowland will plead GUILTY, may do JAIL TIME for corruption

    12/23/2004 5:59:17 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 50 replies · 3,114+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12/23/04 | RaceBannon
    Rowland Plea Deal Expected 8:26 AM EST,December 23, 2004 By JON LENDER, The Hartford Courant Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned July 1 amid a scandal over his acceptance of gifts and favors from state contractors and others, is expected to appear today in U.S. District Court in New Haven to enter a guilty plea under an agreement that would send him to jail, the Courant has learned. The potential plea is the result of sensitive plea negotiations between Rowland and federal prosecutors who were gearing up to seek an indictment of the Republican former governor early next year...
  • Australian state (New South Wales) to get anti-terror boat squad

    11/27/2004 9:43:42 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 1 replies · 153+ views
    Channel News Asia ^ | Nov. 28, 2004 | AFP
    SYDNEY : Australia's largest state said it would invest 27 million dollars (21.3 million US) in a specialist marine command capable of conducting high-speed pursuits of terrorists and other criminals. New South Wales state police minister John Watkins said the 27-boat fleet would be introduced over four years. It will patrol the coast and forestall terrorist attacks on key landmarks like the Sydney Opera House as well as help fight drug running and other crime. The flagship will be a four million dollar ocean patrol boat. "Water police will continue to do those things we've always expected them to do,...
  • Caption Tah-Ray-Zah's Wizard Of Oz Moment

    09/13/2004 8:40:04 PM PDT · by End_Clintonism_Now · 23 replies · 1,532+ views
    Yahoo! News / AP Photo ^ | 9/13/04 | Yahoo! News / AP Photo / Lawrence Jackson
  • Idolatry Update: KIM JONG-IL HAS BEEN GIVEN OVER 1,200 TITLES OF RESPECT/WORSHIP (N.Korean TV Video)

    11/24/2003 7:03:23 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies · 188+ views
    North Korean TV (Pyongyang) via Japanese TBS TV (Streaming Video) ^ | 24 November 2003 | AmericanInTokyo (sharing Pyongyang TV)
    North Korea reports on its national evening TV news from Pyongyang 23 November(with the usual vitriol and staged excitement), that they have now tabulated the number of honorable titles of respect assigned to the 'Great Leader' dictator Kim Jong-il.The North Korean male TV reporter emotionally announces these have been flooding in "from all over the world." They are such titles of respect and endearment as: "The Undefeated General", and "Wise Man Born of Heaven", and "Teacher of Philosophies", "Son of the Sun", etc. etc. etc., ad nauseum....Please don't take my word for it. VIEW THE BRIEF STREAMING VIDEOS HERE:Cut...
  • Lawyers, Guns, and Money -- Runaway Jury

    10/18/2003 8:48:44 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 55 replies · 558+ views
    Flick Filosopher ^ | 10.17.03 | MaryAnn Johanson
    The defendent? Big Gun. You always suspected there was a cabal of gun manufacturers in cahoots to put semiautomatics into the hands of toddlers and keep the courts off their backs about it, right? Here they are, schmoozing Fitch and hiring defense attorneys like poor Bruce Davison (X2: X-Men United, High Crimes), playing the immoral slimy guy once more. Here they are, sipping the oak-aged blood of innocent bystanders and shooting skeet with the skulls of babies. Of course, if government databases really were as insecure as Windows and Big Gun really was buying juries, the best way to make...