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  • 2,000 House staffers make six figures (Sharp increase under democrat rule)

    03/26/2010 10:08:17 AM PDT · by blasater1960 · 20 replies · 554+ views
    Politico ^ | 3-26-10 | Erika Lovely
    ...while these top earners are a small percentage of the overall congressional work force, their numbers are growing at a rapid rate under the Democratic Congress. The number of staffers earning within the upper 3 percent of House salaries — currently $163,358 or more — has increased by nearly 39 percent in the past four years....
  • Now The Truth On Greece Comes Out

    03/18/2010 5:44:35 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 11 replies · 535+ views
    Market-Ticker ^ | 18 March 2010 | Karl Denninger
    And surprise-surprise, it has nothing to do with the Euro - it is, once again, to bail out bad speculative bets made by banks: "If the country is not stabilised, the next problem will be the banks," Ackermann in a speech to an academic audience on Wednesday, adding that German banks had "billions in the fire." So once again we have banksters literally putting a gun to government heads and threatening them. When does this stop? It's not like Deutsche Bank (and the rest) didn't know Greece was cooking their books and holding debt off balance sheet! They sold them...
  • Man with learning difficulties bullied for TEN years collapses after confronting yobs in his garden

    03/11/2010 12:40:54 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 52 replies · 1,350+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 6:06 PM on 11th March 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A man with learning difficulties was 'tormented to death' after being bullied by yobs for more than a decade, neighbours claimed today. David Askew, 64, dropped dead after he tackled thugs who broke down his gate and invaded his garden. Neighbours said Mr Askew had been targeted before he was found dead at his home in Hattersley, Greater Manchester, last night. One neighbour said he had been 'tormented to death - like bear baiting'. Residents criticised police and officials for not supporting Mr Askew and his brother Brian and mother Rose, who was wheelchair-bound. Officers were called to the address...
  • Trade war breaks out as Merkel admits euro 'is in a difficult situation' (Popcorn moments)

    02/26/2010 6:48:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies · 697+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2010 | Staff
    Greek consumer group has called for a boycott of German goods as a festering row between the two countries over the euro grows. Greece's Consumer Institute demanded Germany admit 'we are no crooks' after a German magazine blasted the country as 'cheats'. The new trade war came as Angela Merkel admitted the euro is in 'a difficult situation' for the first time. She spoke as German magazine Focus ran a cover image of the armless Venus de Milo somehow raising her middle finger under the headline 'Cheats in the euro family' to suggest that Greece deliberately misled EU peers to...
  • Simon Johnson: Goldman Is About To Be Blacklisted And Possibly Banned In Europe

    Simon Johnson: Goldman Is About To Be Blacklisted And Possibly Banned In Europe Joe Weisenthal Feb. 15, 2010, 6:45 AM MIT professor Simon Johnson raises some provocative scenarios in regards to Goldman's participation in Greece's scheme to obfuscate its debt levels. In particular, he expects a full audit of the company, and perhaps some kind of ban: If the Federal Reserve were an effective supervisor, it would have the political will sufficient to determine that Goldman Sachs has not been acting in accordance with its banking license. But any meaningful action from this direction seems unlikely. Instead, Goldman will probably...
  • P.I.G.S (Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain) could bring Euroland to its knees

    02/11/2010 11:23:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 1,357+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/11/2010 | Edmund Conway
    Pigs are dispensable; or, at least, so says the Ministry of Defence, which yesterday owned up to detonating more than 100 of the poor sow-and-sows in its bid to improve the lot of soldiers blasted by roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is enlightened attitude that cannot be said to be shared by our European neighbours, who were last night on the brink of endorsing the biggest pig-rescue mission in history. Of course, in this case, the PIGS in question are not animals but countries – or, to be more precise, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain. In crisis talks...
  • Goldman Caught Using European Loophole To Help Massively Understate Greek Deficit

    02/09/2010 8:10:19 AM PST · by FromLori · 51 replies · 979+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 2/9/10 | Vincent Fernando
    This looks pretty bad for both Goldman and Greece, as if things could look worse. According to a scathing piece in Der Spiegel, European statisticians in Luxembourg have had a very difficult time getting proper Greek economic and financial data for years. Worse yet, Goldman Sachs appears to have been helping Greece take advantage of a European regulatory loophole in order to understate its deficits: Der Spiegel:
  • Dow Surges Tripe Digits As Greek Market Explodes Higher

    02/09/2010 6:57:13 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | Joe Weisenthal
    Dow Surges Tripe Digits As Greek Market Explodes Higher Joe Weisenthal Feb. 9, 2010, 9:41 AM Last week we joked that the Shanghai Index was the index to watch. Actually, what you should be watching is the Athens Index. The Dow is up triple digits on the open, because Athens just did a huge move. Why? There's no actual news, just a major sentiment swing and a belief that some kind of bailout must be at hand
  • Agenda (Implosion of Europe)

    02/06/2010 6:52:40 AM PST · by Tom D. · 20 replies · 1,389+ views
    Stratfor via YouTube ^ | February 5, 2010 | Peter Zeihan
    The European Commission has placed Greece's economic policies under an unprecedented level of oversight within the eurozone. Analyst Peter Zeihan discusses the implications and mounting pressures for France and Belgium. Click link to play video.
  • Euro zone debt woes to add urgency to Arctic G7

    02/06/2010 3:35:23 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 1 replies · 327+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 5, 2010 | Louise Egan
    IQALUIT, Canada (Reuters) - Europe's deepening debt crisis leapt to the top of the agenda of a meeting of G7 finance leaders in the Canadian Arctic on Friday amid fears that Greece's fiscal sickness was already infecting its peers. Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, host of the top-level meeting, said officials from the seven rich industrialized countries had already started talking about Europe's problems, and there was particular concern about the situation in Greece. "I think we have to be very mindful of the potential failure of domestic economies and of the persistence of some toxic assets in some banks,"...
  • Prepare For Black Wednesday All Over Again As Europe Looks Like 1992

    02/05/2010 2:37:26 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 925+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 2-5-2010 | Gregory White
    Prepare For Black Wednesday All Over Again As Europe Looks Like 1992 Gregory White Feb. 5, 2010, 4:28 PM This past week has seen Europe swing from one crisis to the next as attention shifted from a flailing Greek government to Portugal's bout with debt. At the center of this storm is the European Central Bank which has to make key decisions about how it deals with its Euro member states and whether it is willing to bail them out. Europe has not been faced with such a crisis since Black Wednesday, when the exchange rate mechanism which held together...
  • Pigs' school visit a likely senior prank

    01/16/2010 4:08:33 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 800+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 16
    HIGHLAND PARK, Texas, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The release of three pot-bellied pigs in the hallways of a high school in Highland Park, Texas, was likely a senior prank, officials say. School district officials said Friday's episode at Highland Park High School ended with rumors of one of the released swine being fatally injured during his school visit, serving as a reminder of the possible fallout from student pranks, The Dallas Morning News reported Saturday. University Park Animal Control confirmed all three pigs were all alive and well after being captured. Dallas County Animal Control was holding the pigs, two...
  • Who's That Sexy Swine?

    11/08/2009 7:33:10 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 846+ views
    sciencemag ^ | 6 November 2009 | Virginia Morel
    Miss Piggy, the famed porcine muppet, knew a thing or two about mirrors. In fact, she was seldom without one. She may have been vain, but she was also one smart pig, given that researchers regard the ability to use a mirror as evidence of complex cognition. Now, it turns out, Miss Piggy isn't the only clever porker. Real pigs also understand the value of their reflection, according to new research, putting them in an elite group of animals. A team of animal welfare scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom placed eight domesticated pigs (Sus scrofa),...
  • Commercial pigs in Ind. test positive for H1N1

    11/05/2009 9:51:18 AM PST · by mlizzy · 12 replies · 367+ views
    Google ^ | 10-05-09 | Henry C. Jackson
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that pigs in a commercial herd in Indiana have tested positive for swine flu, making it the first time the virus has been found in such hogs. The USDA said it discovered four tissue samples that tested positive for the virus using its swine surveillance program. The sample was collected in late October, and the USDA said the pigs as well as the people caring for the animals have recovered. Last month, tests confirmed that several show pigs at the Minnesota State Fair contracted swine flu, also known as the H1N1...
  • Pigs not welcome at the Capitol

    11/05/2009 9:15:04 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies · 543+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 3, 2009 | Jordy Yager
    U.S. Capitol Police have rejected PETA’s plan to bring live pigs to the Capitol because of swine flu fears. In an Oct. 23 letter to the animal-rights group obtained by The Hill, Capitol Police cited a recommendation from the D.C. Health Department and said it was rejecting PETA’s request “due to significant health concerns about the possible spread of the H1N1 virus.” The letter also cited “nuisance concerns” with the plan by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to bring a group of pigs and gallons of swine urine and tons of manure to Capitol Hill.
  • Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins dies

    09/25/2009 4:56:55 AM PDT · by ETL · 47 replies · 2,367+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2009 | LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Susan Atkins, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson whose remorseless witness stand confession to killing pregnant actress Sharon Tate in 1969 shocked the world, has died. She was 61 and had been suffering from brain cancer..." Debra Tate, the slain actress's younger sister, told the parole commissioners Sept. 2 that she "will pray for (Atkins') soul when she draws her last breath, but until then I think she should remain in this controlled situation." Debra Tate noted that she would have a 40-year-old nephew if her sister had lived..." Atkins married twice while in prison....
  • Belatedly, Egypt Spots Flaws in Wiping Out Pigs

    09/20/2009 1:30:27 AM PDT · by snowsislander · 20 replies · 1,338+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 19, 2009 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN
    CAIRO — It is unlikely anyone has ever come to this city and commented on how clean the streets are. But this litter-strewn metropolis is now wrestling with a garbage problem so severe it has managed to incite its weary residents and command the attention of the president. “The problem is clear in the streets,” said Haitham Kamal, a spokesman for the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs. “There is a strict and intensive effort now from the state to address this issue.” But the crisis should not have come as a surprise. When the government killed all the...
  • the old man who drove pigs

    07/22/2009 7:42:42 PM PDT · by franksolich · 6 replies · 1,149+ views
    conservativecave ^ | July 22, 2009 | franksolich
    Today's discussion about the virtues of electric stoves when compared with the perils of natural gas stoves brought to mind a personage of my early childhood. I only vaguely remember him, having met him when I was an infant, and he having died when I was seven years old, although there exists two old photographs of the gentleman and myself, myself admiring the pigs in the bed of his pick-up truck. This was in a small town alongside the Platte River of Nebraska, a county famously rich in agriculture and teeming with transport, the most important highway in America, and...
  • In New Theory, Swine Flu Started in Asia, Not Mexico

    06/24/2009 10:12:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 492+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | Donald G. McNeil, Jr.
    Contrary to the popular assumption that the new swine flu pandemic arose on factory farms in Mexico, federal agriculture officials now believe that it most likely emerged in pigs in Asia, but then traveled to North America in a human. But they emphasized that there was no way to prove their theory and only sketchy data underpinning it. There is no evidence that this new virus, which combines Eurasian and North American genes, has ever circulated in North American pigs, while there is tantalizing evidence that a closely related “sister virus” has circulated in Asia. American breeding pigs, possibly carrying...
  • Kids attend prom from 'sexual hell' (At City Hall!)

    06/14/2009 10:55:56 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 46 replies · 2,657+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 12, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    Family advocates are outraged by a prom held at Boston City Hall that was open to children apparently as young as 12 featuring crossdressers, homosexual heavy petting, suspected drug use and a leather-clad doorman who teaches sexual bondage classes. Children from middle schools and high schools across Massachusetts on May 9 attended a Youth Pride Day event ending with a prom inside of Boston City Hall sponsored by the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth, or BAGLY, a group seated on the Massachusetts Commission for GLBT Youth. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino issued a proclamation welcoming homosexual and...
  • New flu has been around for years in pigs: study

    06/12/2009 7:47:53 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies · 188+ views
    newsdaily ^ | 2009/06/11 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2009 (Reuters) — The new H1N1 virus, which has caused the first pandemic of the 21st century, appears to have been circulating undetected among pigs for years, researchers reported on Thursday. Although health officials have been watching for new influenza viruses in humans, animal health regulators have missed the opportunity to check swine, the researchers reported. Britons Andrew Rambaut of the University of Edinburgh and Oliver Pybus of Oxford University, and Yi Guan of the University of Hong Kong examined the genetic sequence of the new H1N1 swine flu virus. Like others who have done the same,...
  • Pigs Offer New Stem Cell Source [Bad Science According to Sharia Law? ]

    06/02/2009 8:49:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies · 298+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 02, 2009
    Pigs offer new stem cell source Pig organs are similar to their human equivalents Chinese scientists have given cells from adult pigs the ability to turn into any tissue in the body, just like embryonic stem cells. They hope the breakthrough could aid research into human disease, and the breeding of animals for organ transplants for humans. It may also enable the development of pigs that are resistant to diseases such as swine flu. The study appears online in the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology. This breakthrough to produce pig stem cells potentially reinvigorates the quest to grow humanised pig...
  • Fatwa in Egypt: Source of pigs is Jews

    05/10/2009 10:10:14 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 1,013+ views
    al Bawaba ^ | May 10 2009
    A new fatwa published in Egypt determines that the source of all the existing pigs in the world is Jews, who were cursed by Allah. The new edict was issued by Sheikh Ali Osman from the Egyptian Waqf ministry. Due to their Jewish roots, Sheikh Osman says, it is permissible to slaughter all the pigs. The religious scholar was quoted as saying by a Jordanian newspaper that he personally believes the source of the pigs is Jews and thus the consumption of pork meat is banned in Islam. He added that a person who consumes swine flesh is considered as...
  • Pigs in Canada Contract Flu Virus

    05/03/2009 7:35:06 AM PDT · by FromLori · 8 replies · 565+ views
    If the virus is indeed jumping from humans to animals and vice versa, as the Canadian case suggests, the seriousness of the disease will likely be heightened. The development could cause new problems for the pork industry, which has so far gone to great lengths to distance itself from the current outbreak as it has hammered trade and consumer sentiment.
  • Pigs contract flu though human contact

    05/03/2009 6:59:27 AM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies · 808+ views
    The London News.Net ^ | May 3, 2009
    A herd of pigs in Canada has tested positive for swine flu, after coming into contact with a human carrier. The pigs were apparently infected by an Alberta farm worker who had recently returned from Mexico. The herd, in the western province of Alberta, has been quarantined. Many new cases of swine flu have been diagnosed among humans in Canada, where the total number of sufferers has risen from 35 to 85.
  • Swine Flu: Egyptian Police Battle Christians As They Enforce Pig Cull

    05/03/2009 8:29:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies · 425+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | May 03rd 2009
    Swine flu: Egyptian police battle Christians as they enforce pig cull Egyptian police fought running battles with stone-throwing members of the country's Christian minority after moving in to enforce a cull of pigs ordered because of swine flu. By Richard Spencer in Dubai 03 May 2009 Fires burn in Cairo as protestors try to prevent security forces confiscating their pigs Photo: EPA Pig farmers, many of whom keep their animals in the backstreet slums of the capital, Cairo, mounted a blockade against government workers moving in to slaughter their animals. When they began throwing stones at police trying to force...
  • Man infects pigs with swine flu on farm in Canada

    05/03/2009 8:08:13 PM PDT · by melt · 14 replies · 1,002+ views ^ | 5/3/09 | Louise Cohen and Jane Macartney
    A farm worker in Canada has infected a herd of pigs with swine flu, the first documented case of the virus being passed from human beings to animals. The herd of pigs tested positive for the H1N1 virus after the worker returned from Mexico with the disease. The herd has been quarantined. Brian Evans, a senior official from Canada’s food safety agency, said that up to 200 pigs had been infected at the Alberta Farm, and that both the man and pigs are recovering, adding that the virus did not seem to have spread. He emphasised that there was no...
  • Flu outbreak could have started in US: health official

    05/02/2009 10:19:45 PM PDT · by melt · 34 replies · 1,989+ views
    A US health official on Saturday did not rule out the possibility that the A(H1N1) influenza virus outbreak may have originated in California. "As we do our investigations here in the US, we may find that there were cases earlier," US Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) spokesman Scott Bryan told AFP. Several cases of infection were reported in California before the outbreak in Mexico, the epicenter of the swine flu outbreak, where the government has confirmed 427 cases of the disease as well as 16 deaths. The number of confirmed US swine flu cases stands at 160 spread...
  • Alberta pigs said to be infected with flu

    05/02/2009 2:29:35 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 20 replies · 957+ views ^ | 05/02/09 | The Canadian Press
    OTTAWA — The Canadian Press has learned federal officials are set to announce the swine flu virus is believed to have infected pigs in Alberta. A government source says the animals were thought to be infected by a farm worker who had recently been to Mexico and fell ill upon his return. This may be the first time this particular swine flu virus has been found in pigs. The H1N1 virus, which is made up of swine flu genes, is believed to have jumped to humans some time back and has been passing person to person. The World Health Organization...
  • It's The Flu, Folks, Not The Plague

    04/30/2009 1:26:08 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 59 replies · 1,867+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | Kevin O'Brian
    The people who do TV news -- the big-time, ostensibly serious, 24/7 stuff -- know what the audience likes. One of the things they've found out about us is there's nothing we find more entertaining than a crisis. We love that hint of danger -- vicarious, of course, but not so far removed that we can't put ourselves in the shoes of the real people who are going through something kind of scary. Governments love crises, too. Crises offer the chance to sound concerned look busy and tell us what good care they're taking of us. And made-up crises are...
  • Egyptian Christians Riot After Swine Flu Cull (Slaughtered All Pigs; Big Mistake Says UN)

    04/29/2009 7:28:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 1,179+ views
    The Times ^ | 4/29/09 | Philippe Naughton
    Egyptian leaders ordered the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of pigs today to help protect against swine flu, prompting angry protests from the poor Christan farmers who feed their animals with a country's food scraps. The decision was also criticised as a "real mistake" by a senior UN food expert. The Arab world's most populous nation has been been badly hit by the H5N1 bird flu virus in recent years and the move to cull up to 400,000 pigs - seen by Muslims as unclean animals - was designed to calm fears of an impending pandemic. But it left Egypt's...
  • Egypt orders slaughter of all pigs over swine flu

    04/29/2009 9:37:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2009 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    CAIRO (AP) - Egypt began slaughtering the roughly 300,000 pigs in the country Wednesday as a precaution against swine flu even though no cases have been reported here, infuriating farmers who blocked streets and stoned vehicles of Health Ministry workers who came to carry out the government's order. The measure was a stark expression of the panic the deadly outbreak is spreading around the world, especially in poor countries with weak public health systems. Egypt responded similarly a few years ago to an outbreak of bird flu, which is endemic to the country and has killed two dozen people.
  • Egypt Orders Slaughter of all Pigs Over Swine flu

    04/29/2009 11:48:33 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 7 replies · 618+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | April 29Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    While there have been no cases of the swine flu in Egypt they have made the decision to kill all the pigs there. Are they genuinely concerned with the flu or are they using the issue to continue their persecution of the Christians there?
  • Egypt orders slaughter of all pigs over swine flu

    04/29/2009 2:18:15 PM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies · 446+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-29-09 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    CAIRO – Egypt began slaughtering the roughly 300,000 pigs in the country Wednesday as a precaution against swine flu even though no cases have been reported here, infuriating farmers who blocked streets and stoned vehicles of Health Ministry workers who came to carry out the government's order. The measure was a stark expression of the panic the deadly outbreak is spreading around the world, especially in poor countries with weak public health systems. Egypt responded similarly a few years ago to an outbreak of bird flu, which is endemic to the country and has killed two dozen people.
  • How swine flu could be a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear warfare

    04/26/2009 5:04:44 PM PDT · by Flavius · 58 replies · 2,220+ views
    daily mail ^ | 27th April 2009 | By Michael Hanlon
    When a new animal virus emerges in some crowded corner of the Third World and the experts start talking gravely about pandemics, the inevitable question is: How much should we worry? Well, it probably isn't time, quite yet, to be heading for the hills but the emergence of a new and deadly strain of swine flu in Mexico is a matter of serious concern. If we are lucky, we will see something like a rerun of the SARS or bird flu scares seen earlier this decade - scary but containable outbreaks of disease which have (so far) killed a few...
  • Travel advisory warns of severe respiratory illness in Mexico

    04/24/2009 5:04:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 85 replies · 2,993+ views
    CBC News ^ | Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2009 | 9:57 PM ET | n/a
    Travel advisory warns of severe respiratory illness in Mexico 20 die from severe respiratory illness in Mexico Canadians who have recently returned from Mexico should be on alert for flu-like symptoms that could be connected to a severe respiratory illness, federal health officials said Thursday in issuing a travel advisory. A severe respiratory illness appears to have infected 137 people in south and central areas of Mexico, with cases concentrated in Mexico City and three other areas, including 20 deaths, the Public Health Agency of Canada said. In the United States, health officials in Texas and California were scrambling this...
  • Parable - How to Catch Wild Pigs - How to Lose Your Freedom

    03/16/2009 12:57:51 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 6 replies · 722+ views ^ | 03 16 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Anonymous: A chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist government. In the midst of his story he looked at...
  • RFK Jr.: Hog farms bigger threat than Osama (barf alert)

    02/04/2009 6:18:24 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies · 867+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/4/2009 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Wednesday said he thinks hog farmers are a greater threat to Americans than Osama bin Laden. Mr. Kennedy, son of the the slain New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, is an environmental law attorney who was testifying before a House Judiciary subcomittee when Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, asked him if a quotation attributed to him in 2002 about hog farmers representing a greater threat than the leader of al Qaeda was accurate. "I don't know if that [quotation] is accurate, but I believe it and I support it," said Mr. Kennedy, who has been...
  • Video: RFK says hog producers more dangerous than Osama bin Laden

    02/04/2009 5:00:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 824+ views ^ | Feb. 4, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s not the first time Robert Kennedy Jr has said it, either. Thankfully, he confirms it in his appearance today in Congress to gripe about hog producers and some admittedly stupid laws restricting criticism of farmers, so we don’t need to do a Lexis raid to corroborate it. Kennedy manages to amp up the hysteria even further when he accuses Rep. Steve King (R-IA) of being a paid stooge of farmers. Er, who does RFK think a Congressman from Iowa would represent, anyway?
  • Ann Coulter on The View 1/12/09 (Video)

    01/12/2009 11:17:39 AM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies · 3,212+ views
    Monday, January 12, 2009 | Kristinn
    Ann Coulter was on The View this morning to promote her new book, Guilty.The video posted to YouTube is almost 9 minutes long and was posted by a detractor of Coulter. The View panel discussed Ann's book before she came on the show. That discussion is not included in the video.As is usual when The View has a conservative guest, the discussion quickly descended into a cacophony of crosstalk as the panelists would not let Ann complete a response to their inquisition.The discussion revolved around Ann's section in the book on single motherhood contributing to disproportionate anti-social behavior by their...
  • Manila reports Ebola virus in pigs

    12/11/2008 7:36:02 PM PST · by null and void · 35 replies · 870+ views
    Financial Times Limited ^ | December 11 2008 20:24 | Roel Landingin
    Philippine officials tucked into servings of lechon, the popular dish of roasted whole pig, in front of television cameras on Thursday to reassure the public of the safety of the national staple meat after the discovery among hogs near Manila of a strain of the Ebola virus. Arthur Yap, agriculture secretary, and Francisco Duque, health secretary, said the Ebola Reston virus, which had never been found in pigs before, presented a low health risk for humans and was different from the deadly African variety. The World Health Organisation was reported to be looking into whether there was any chance humans...
  • 'Christmas is the pathway to hell': Muslim lawyer's extraordinary rant at 'evil' celebration

    12/10/2008 3:52:30 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 116 replies · 2,435+ views
    DailyMail ^ | 12/10/08 | Liz Hazelton
    A Muslim lawyer has launched an extraordinary rant against Christmas, branding the celebration 'evil'. Hate preacher Anjem Choudary claimed the festival was the 'pathway to hell' and urged his followers to boycott it. 'In the world today many Muslims, especially those residing in Western countries, are exposed to the evil celebration Christmas,' he raged in a sermon broadcast on the internet. 'Many take part in the festival celebrations by having Christmas turkey dinners. 'Decorating the house, purchasing Christmas trees or having Christmas turkey meals are completely prohibited by Allah. 'Many still practise this corrupt celebration as a remembrance of the...
  • Iran To Send Animals Into Space

    12/02/2008 11:07:44 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 21 replies · 612+ views
    RIA-Novosti ^ | 12-03-08 | Staff
    Iran plans to send exploratory rockets into space with live animals on board, paving the way for manned space flights, a space research official said on Tuesday. Mohammad Ebrahimi, deputy head of Iran's Aerospace Research Institute, said Iran plans to send Kavoshgar (Explorer) 3 and 4 rockets into space in the near future. The Kavoshgar 2 was successfully launched on Wednesday. The rocket consisted of a carrier, space-lab and restoration system. Ebrahimi said the rocket analyzed air pressure and wind speed, and conducted astronomical tests at altitudes of 50 to 200 km. The Kavoshgar 2 is a two-stage solid fuel...
  • Farm Cancels Pig Wrestling (Pigs lose out)

    10/04/2008 7:01:02 PM PDT · by incredulous joe · 10 replies · 822+ views
    Carroll County Times ^ | October 4, 2008 | Carrie Ann Knauer
    Owners of an Upperco farm that had introduced Maryland to pig mud wrestling at their farm stand have decided to cancel the event after just one week of competition. Stan Dabkowski said that while last Saturday’s event had a great turnout, he has received numerous threatening phone calls and complaints from animal rights activists who disagree with the practice. Dabkowski said he does not believe the 90-second round between four people and a pig in a muddy pen was dangerous or cruel to the animal, but he decided the negative reaction was not worth the effort. As a result, the...
  • Financial Crisis: America rises to the occasion as storm heads towards brittle Europe

    09/21/2008 7:21:53 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 15 replies · 324+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Last Updated: 9:35pm BST 21/09/2008 | By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    An almighty crash has been averted, very narrowly. There is no guarantee that the revolutionary actions of the US government will prevent a full-fledged global slump, but at least we now have a fighting chance. By taking the colossal wreckage of the credit bubble onto its own books in a $700bn (£382bn) taxpayer sink, Washington has forestalled a run on the world banking system, and may hopefully have saved the viable core of modern capitalism. * * * We will find out soon enough whether the rest of the world can respond with such dispatch as the hurricane smashes into...
  • PETA demands a ban on pig lipstick

    09/17/2008 11:38:50 AM PDT · by chordmaster · 17 replies · 385+ views
    NORFOLK, VA - The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals today issued a statement demanding a ban on the practice of placing lipstick on pigs. The custom, widely referenced in retail sales and politics, is believed to be on the rise due to a surprising amount of media attention in recent weeks. PETA contends that the practice reveals a new facet of organized animal abuse...
  • Lipstick row is phony outrage - Obama

    09/10/2008 8:18:07 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 60 replies · 382+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 September 2008 | Jitendra Joshi
    THE White House race has plumbed new depths as Barack Obama accused John McCain of stooping to "lies and phony outrage" in response to the Democrat's mocking talk of "lipstick on a pig". In a new Internet ad, the McCain campaign accused Senator Obama of a sexist "smear" against the Republican's female running mate, Sarah Palin. But Senator Obama aides flagged a YouTube video showing Senator McCain using the same phrase himself. "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig," Senator Obama said at a school in Norfolk, Virginia, reprising his line to attack the Republican pair's...
  • Iowahawk: Pig Fun Facts

    09/10/2008 6:45:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies · 405+ views
    Iowahawk | September 10, 2008 | David Burge
    As a son of America's perennial undisputed champion pig-production state, I am no stranger to suidae sus, a/k/a "God's most delicious creation." Iowa contains nearly 30% of America's pig population (three times as many as pathetic #2 North Carolina), and, in fact, Porcine-Iowans outnumber the human variety by almost 10-to-1. Continued
  • OBAMA: The Farmer

    09/09/2008 2:48:39 AM PDT · by ~Vor~ · 4 replies · 480+ views
    Personal Email ^ | 09.09.08 | Unknown
    The Red Hen in the Barnyard Once upon a time, on a farm in Virginia, there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered quite a few grains of wheat. She called all of her neighbors together and said, 'If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?' 'Not I,' said the cow. 'Not I,' said the duck. 'Not I,' said the pig. 'Not I,' said the goose. 'Then I will do it by myself,' said the little red hen, and so she did. The wheat grew...
  • Storm lifts animals into the air [Pigs ARE flying]

    07/21/2008 11:15:18 AM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 17 replies · 361+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | July 21, 2008 | Diana Bowley
    PATTEN, Maine - A "Wizard of Oz"-type storm Saturday produced a "wall of hail" so heavy it pounded pumpkins into mush and a wind so fierce it lifted a dog and two pigs into the air and peeled off a roof on Happy Corner Road, residents said Sunday. No one was injured. The storm, which brought...