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  • Animal torturer employed by Pike County

    01/10/2014 1:20:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Poncono Record ^ | Beth Brelje
    The Greentown man who used duct tape to bind his dog's feet together and tightly tape her muzzle shut is still a Pike County employee. Russell Seese, 27, is a resource conservationist at the Pike County Conservation District, earning $32,350 a year. He was hired June 2011. On March 1, a Pennsylvania Humane Society police officer was called to Seese's home by a state police trooper. Seese had admitted to police that he had tortured his dog, Lexi, a tan, female Labrador mix. On Feb. 28, Seese used duct tape to bind together the dog's front legs and back legs,...
  • Voters approve concealed carry ordinance in Pike County, Illinois: Now What?

    04/11/2012 9:43:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/8286 ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Jim Shepherd
    Recently, I made a big deal out of the fact that on Tuesday, March 21, 2012, Pike County, Illinois passed a voter initiative that rejected the concealed carry restrictions of state law-in Pike County. When that story ran, several readers - including a some very irritated Illinois attorneys, were quick to point out that a voter initiative had no force of law. Until today, their point hasn't been addressed. That's because we couldn't get any insight into the whole state/local law point. First, let's shuck this down to the cob on a key question: can I now carry a concealed...
  • Inmate gets organ transplant evaluation (child rapist, and you're picking up the tab)

    04/23/2011 9:18:18 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies
    Auburn (NY) Citizen ^ | 4/23/11 | Nate Robson
    A former Cayuga County resident serving an 18-to-40-year state prison sentence for rape and sodomy is on a heart donor list and is undergoing a heart transplant evaluation at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Coxsackie Correctional Facility inmate Kenneth L. Pike was flown from Albany to Rochester Monday, and hospital officials confirmed that a Kenneth Pike is at the hospital and is listed in guarded condition. Pike is being evaluated for a heart transplant, is on the donor list and will most likely die without the procedure. the average first-year cost of a heart transplant comes in at $787,700. In...
  • Foundation urges sponsors to shun Fox News

    10/15/2010 7:35:10 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A California non-profit is urging sponsors to pull their ads from Fox News Channel, because of "a would-be assassin inspired by" Fox personality Glenn Beck. The Tides Foundation, which says it promotes human rights, justice, and a healthy, sustainable environment, has come in for frequent criticism on Beck's show. A suspect in a July 28 shootout with police, Byron Williams, told police in an affidavit he had intended to go to the Tides Foundation's office in San Francisco and kill founder and Chief Executive Officer Drummond Pike.
  • 'Lough Ness Monster' devours ducks at popular lake

    03/31/2010 5:10:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 789+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | March 30, 2010 | Matthew Moore
    A mysterious predator which devours adult ducks by pulling them beneath the water at a popular beauty spot has been nicknamed the "Lough Ness Monster" by locals. The creature is believed to have killed at least three fully-grown birds at the lake, leaving only a smattering of feathers as evidence of the crimes. Witnesses have so far been unable to identify the perpetrator, although pike, catfish and even mink have been suggested as possible culprits. Local councillors are now warning schoolchildren not to go paddling at the site, and dog owners have been being asked not to let smaller animals...
  • The Rise and Fall of Frank Church: A Lesson for Conservatives

    02/11/2010 3:27:44 AM PST · by Scanian · 21 replies · 871+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 11, 2010 | Larrey Anderson
    Idaho's Democrat Senator Frank Church[i] was one of my heroes when I was in high school. Church wrote a letter of recommendation for me to Harvard and offered to nominate me to an appointment to any of the U.S. military academies. In the summer of 1971, he took me to lunch in the dining room of the United States Senate, where, for the first time in my life, I tasted French onion soup[ii]. He asked me if I would like to serve as an intern in his office in Washington, D.C. when I graduated from high school. (It was an...
  • KY State Auditor: Timesheets Falsified in Pike County; US Attorney to investigate

    09/28/2009 7:00:24 PM PDT · by BlackjackPershing · 5 replies · 727+ views
    The Kentucky State Auditor ^ | 9/23/2009 | State Auditor
    (Frankfort - September 24, 2009) State Auditor Crit Luallen today released the 2008 Pike County Fiscal Court audit, which refers an issue concerning a county employee to the US Attorney’s Office, Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, Kentucky Retirement Systems and county attorney. The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities, and equity arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting. As part of the audit process, the Auditor must comment on non-compliance with laws, regulations, contracts and grants. The Auditor...
  • Motoring Down The Great Wagon Road

    09/02/2009 6:45:40 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 5 replies · 404+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | September 2, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    While the exact route of the Great Wagon Road has not been preserved, as such, we know that in Virginia and West Virginia, from the Potomac to the Roanoke Valley, it is either under or parallel to Route U.S. 11. Because the highway has been regraded, straightened, widened, and sometimes relocated and sometimes expanded to three and four lanes, it is often hard to know whether you are on, or simply driving parallel to, the Great Wagon Road. Except . . . there are places where you can be relatively certain that you are on the old road. [Pictures]
  • New Evidence Cheney Swayed Reaction to Leak (Obama still hunting)

    07/03/2009 11:34:07 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies · 1,496+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7-3-09 | R. Jefferey Smith
    A document filed in federal court this week by the Justice Department offers new evidence that former vice president Richard B. Cheney helped steer the Bush administration's public response to the disclosure of Valerie Plame Wilson's employment by the CIA and that he was at the center of many related administration deliberations. The administration's discussion of Wilson's link to the CIA was meant to undermine criticism by her husband of administration allegations that Iraq attempted to acquire uranium, a matter that her husband had probed for the CIA, according to testimony presented in a 2007 trial. *snip* He mentioned in...
  • Who's Funding the Obamacare Campaign?

    06/24/2009 1:30:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 669+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    If you believe the White House, there are 30 million Americans who support a government health care takeover. But if you look at the funding behind the Obamacare campaign, it's the same few leftist billionaires, union bosses and partisan community organizers pushing the socialized medicine agenda. Let's connect the dots. On Thursday, a national "grassroots" coalition called Health Care for America Now (HCAN) will march on Capitol Hill to demand universal health care. The ground troops won't have to march very far. HCAN, you see, is no heartland network. It is headquartered at 1825 K Street in Washington, D.C. --...
  • The $1 Million Embezzlement at ACORN

    10/19/2008 2:46:47 PM PDT · by vadum · 11 replies · 838+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | October 17, 2008 | Robert Huberty
    Prominent voices on the left are divided over how to address the unfolding scandal at ACORN, the nationwide community organizing, housing and voter registration group. This scandal is not the one that concerns fraudulent voter registrations by ACORN workers. And it’s not the scandal concerning the Bush Administration’s agreement to allow taxpayer money for the Fannie/Mae Freddie Mac bailout to go to ACORN housing nonprofits. This is the scandal concerning the embezzlement of almost $1 million by ACORN’s financial officer, the cover-up engineered by his brother, who is ACORN’s founder and longtime leader, and the reaction of ACORN’s supporters in...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • Gray weapons market clouds Iran role ("Bush fabricated evidence" alert)

    03/01/2007 4:37:40 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 15 replies · 617+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 2/28/2007 | Susan Taylor Martin
    Iran makes no secret of the fact that it manufactures weapons for export, including mortar bombs of the general type found in Iraq. Customers from around the world can log on to the Web site of the government-owned Defense Industries Organization and view a wide array of Iranian-made munitions. If they decide to order, they apparently can pay by credit card, as a VISA logo suggests. The site - which promises "best quality and fast service" - is an example of the vigor with which Iran has moved into a global arms market long dominated by the United States and...
  • CA: State looks to poison in losing battle with Lake Davis pike (Northern Pike Deja Vu!)

    09/02/2006 2:29:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 612+ views
    PORTOLA The state Department of Fish and Game says it wants to poison a Sierra Nevada lake next year to rid it of voracious northern pike before the invasive fish can spread downstream and devastate wild fish stocks. The department proposes to drain Lake Davis in Plumas County to about a fifth of its current size, then poison the remaining water along with the lake's tributary streams, springs, and ponds. A final decision is expected in January so that the department can begin draining the lake. The poisoning would take place next September. This would be the second time the...
  • Pueblo Journal: Pike (Who?) Slept Here, a Reawakening City Exults

    07/15/2006 6:02:47 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 43 replies · 713+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 15, 2006 | KIRK JOHNSON
    Kevin Moloney for The New York TimesMelissa Bechhoefer, registrar of the Colorado Historical Society, with a sword and scabbard that belonged to Zebulon Montgomery Pike. Kevin Moloney for The New York TimesIn spiffying up to attract tourism, Pueblo, Colo., settled on the idea of a River Walk to anchor downtown. Much of the attraction, along the Arkansas River, offers themes related to Pike’s Southwestern expedition. PUEBLO, Colo., July 13 — All over tourist country, there’s an invisible borderline where people stop and shut their wallets, as if halted by a sign: nothing beyond here to see. snip... Now Pueblo...
  • Be Aware

    07/30/2004 3:50:57 PM PDT · by Ears508 · 7 replies · 738+ views
    Teresa Heinz Kerry: Bag Lady for the Radical Left By Ben Johnson FrontPageMagazine.com | February 13, 2004 With Matt Drudge’s recent revelation that John Kerry is as faithful to his second wife as he was to his old Vietnam “brothers,” the senator’s presidential campaign may depend more than ever on the actions of his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry. While the mainstream media has thus far overlooked the alleged infidelity, media outlets have also overlooked a far more important story: The former Mrs. John Heinz is also in bed – financially – with the radical Left. Teresa Heinz Kerry has financed...
  • Working Assets - Disturbing "Progressive" Long Distance Program

    04/12/2004 9:10:16 PM PDT · by ntnychik · 73 replies · 1,108+ views
    vanity | April 12, 2004 | ntnychik
    I got some really disturbing mail today from something called Working Assets Long Distance. If you join their long distance telephone plan, you get a free pint of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream every month for a year, 60 free minutes of long distance for 3 months, paid connection fee, free calls every day to targeted decision-makers, and 1% of charges to progressive nonprofit groups. "Progressive organizations" that were listed were ACLU, Stand for Children, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, Doctors without Borders, Amnesty International, Center for Economic Justice, Planned Parenthood, Sweatshop Watch, and Children's Defense Fund (of Marian Wright Edelman...
  • Bush Ads in HeinzSight

    03/08/2004 2:20:40 PM PST · by Dr.Syn · 9 replies · 261+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 03/08/04 | Dan Sargis
    Bush Ads in HeinzSightby Daniel Sargis08 March 2004Is President Bush really in a pickle over his recently released campaign advertisements?  The media would have you believing the issue has some traction.  As Reuters reported, “Families who lost relatives in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks pressed President Bush's re-election campaign on Friday to stop running political ads that use images of the devastated World Trade Center....”  Of course, there are “57 Varieties” of truth to this story. Almost without exception, the family members quoted in this and other similar stories are associated with pro-Kerry and/or, ipso facto, anti-Bush causes.  And, God forbid,...
  • Why does the media think John Pike is a "national security expert"?

    01/17/2002 5:01:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies · 1,508+ views
    Media and GlobalSecurity.org | January 17, 2001
    John Pike is everywhere, promoting himself in the media as "a national security expert"Just today in the Christian Science Monitor: "It makes me nervous that, like the British, we've acquired an empire in a fit of absent-mindedness," says John Pike,a national security expert at GlobalSecurity.org. The key aspects of today's US military deployments, according to Pike, are their scope, and their durability. "They're not just a bunch of guys passing through," says Pike. Let's take a look at John Pike. Spokesman John Pike: self-promoter [Excerpt from his site] John Pike, one of the world's leading experts on defense, space and ...
  • Pesky pike winning public relations battle in Sierra town (Or, "Common Sense Eludes CA")

    09/08/2003 10:49:04 AM PDT · by hoosierskypilot · 27 replies · 1,496+ views
    sacramento bee ^ | 9-8-03 | don thompson
    <p>PORTOLA, Calif. (AP) - The voracious northern pike that have survived every effort to eradicate them from a scenic Sierra Nevada lake now appear to be winning the public relations battle as well.</p> <p>State wildlife officials poisoned Lake Davis six years ago in an unsuccessful attempt to kill the foreign fish they fear will devastate the lake's trout population and could endanger downstream salmon. They've since tried shocking, netting, trapping, hooking and even blowing up the toothy pike, only to see the population keep growing.</p>
  • Satellites Crucial to American Warfare

    05/14/2003 9:24:49 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 12 replies · 272+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2003 | John Sarche
    Satellites crucial to American warfare In-Depth Coverage By JON SARCHE Moving through the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, a Special Operations group came upon a fortified Taliban position that Northern Alliance guides said could take several weeks of ground fighting to defeat. Nineteen minutes later, the site was reduced to smoking rubble, a victim of America's growing use of space in warfare. "We've done even better than that in Iraq," said Col. Jim Rodgers of the Air Force Space Command. "We have a goal of single-digit minutes." Making that possible are scores of satellites providing soldiers and commanders with navigational, communications...