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  • Young woman who aggressively questioned Trump yesterday was a Bush plant

    10/13/2015 8:00:38 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 221 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    <p>The television networks gleefully featured footage from yesterdays No Labels meeting in New Hampshire of a young woman aggressively challenging Donald Trump on abortion and equal pay for women (video below). But thanks to work by Subdance of Conservative Treehouse, we know that she was a plant, a paid staffer of Senator Kelly Ayotte, and a Bush campaign volunteer.</p>
  • The Democrats are winning the war of planting questioners at town halls

    09/25/2015 4:12:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot ^ | September 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Jeb Bush had yet another uncomfortable moment at a town hall in South Carolina yesterday. While he was trying to fend off questions about The Donald and get out his message on economic growth and jobs, a questioner (who was a white guy, by the way) stood up and tagged him with something completely out of left field. (Washington Post) Jeb Bush said here Thursday night that Republicans can win more African American voters by emphasizing a positive message that does not involve promising “free stuff,” a remark that bore echoes of comments by Mitt Romney that drew criticism in...
  • Watch this little girl defy security guards and get a hug from the Pope

    09/24/2015 4:00:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 96 replies
    cna ^ | September 24, 2015
    Washington D.C., Sep 24, 2015 / 12:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sophie Cruz travelled from Los Angeles, across the United States, with her father and two uncles to try to hand a letter Pope Francis this week. Her dream came true on Wednesday when the popemobile stopped for the child, and she was given the most tender embrace of the day. While Pope Francis paraded on his popemobile toward the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, Cruz, 5, jumped a security barrier and was soon stopped by security agents. But Pope Francis saw her and motioned for the agents to...
  • Is Martin Shkreli a Clinton plant?

    09/23/2015 10:18:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    I don't see any other logical reason for him speaking the way he did.
  • Pope Blames Refugee Crisis on 'God of Money,' 'Socio-Economic System That Is Bad, Unjust'

    09/14/2015 7:00:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 130 replies ^ | 09/14/2015 | Craig Bannister
    In an interview with Portugal-based Radio Renascena aired yesterday, Pope Francis declared that the current refugee crisis in Europe is being caused by a bad, unjust socio-economic system that worships the god of money. In the interview, where questions were posed in Portuguese and the responses were given by Pope Francis in Spanish, the pontiff said coveting money will bring about both human and ecological ruin: This is the tip of the iceberg. We see these refugees, these poor people who are escaping from war, escaping from hunger, but thats the tip of the iceberg. But underlying that is the...
  • Explosions, multi-alarm fire reported at Texas chemical plant; residents ordered to seek shelter

    08/14/2015 6:28:08 PM PDT · by wtd · 20 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | August 14, 2015 | Nina Golgowski
    Explosions, multi-alarm fire reported at Texas chemical plant; residents ordered to seek shelter Residents were ordered to seek shelter and turn off their air conditioners after several explosions were reported at a chemical plant near Houston Friday evening. A shelter-in-place order was in effect for about three hours for those within a 2-mile radius of the DrillChem chemical plant in Conroe which burst into flames around 4:44 p.m. local time, fire officials said. While it's not yet clear how the fire started, the company has told authorities that the last employee left about 30 minutes before it erupted and...
  • Bomb squad investigates devices found at Four Corners Power Plant

    08/03/2015 3:33:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies ^ | 8/3/15 | Elizabeth Reed
    Law enforcement and the FBI are investigating three unknown devices found at the Four Corners Power Plant Monday morning. According to investigators, the devices were each 6 inches in length and capped on both ends. They were found around 8 a.m. Farmington police's bomb squad is attempting to determine whether the devices are explosive. All employees have been evacuated. The Four Corners Power Plant is located in Fruitland about 25 miles southwest of Farmington
  • Jordan and Israel agree to build $900m Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline plus desalination plant

    04/06/2015 12:24:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Jordan and Israel signed an agreement on 26 February to go ahead with a World Bank-sponsored project to build a desalination plant in the Gulf of Aqaba and a pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Dead Sea. The plant will be built in the southern Jordanian port of Aqaba on the Red Sea and will desalinate water to be shared by Israelis and Palestinians. The brine that is a by-product of the process will be sent north in a 180km pipeline to the Dead Sea. The project will cost around $900m (584.5m, 803m). It will take nearly three years...

    03/15/2015 5:57:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 94 replies
    Breibart ^ | March 14, 2015 | Katie Mchugh
    Vengeful Obama confidante Valeria Jarrett went through back channels to leak Hillary Clintons use of a private email server to the press, an explosive new report reveals. The New York Posts Edward Klein reports that a source familiar with Bill Clinton said that the former president told him: The Obamas are out to get us any way they can. Jarrett blamed the Democratic partys 2014 midterm losses on the Clintons insinuations that Obamas unpopular policies, including executive amnesty for foreigners gobbling up American jobs, made the president an albatross around the reigning partys neck. Jarrett, Obama, and Obamas wife greeted...
  • Obama Used Former Democrat Staffer as Fake "Real Person" in Speech

    01/21/2015 2:42:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush ^ | January 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Snerdley, I forget, did you watch this or not? (interruption) You did not. They had this woman up -- they always do, some hero sitting next to Michelle (My Belle), the first lady, or a series of people that are heroic. (interruption) What was that you said? (interruption) No, not the illegal woman. This is a woman who had a hard, tough life, and she just had overcome all kinds of obstacles. It was a testament to the American spirit. I mean, she got an excrement sandwich in her life every which way she turned. In fact, if you...
  • Iran building nuke plant in Syria; State Dept: What difference does it make?

    01/13/2015 6:36:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/13/15 | Car in Jerusalem
    Sunday's Der Spiegel had a massive expose on the continuing efforts of Bashar al-Assad to build a nuclear weapons plant, which included evidence that Iran is constructing such a plant for Syria in Qusayr, less than two kilometers from Syria's border with Lebanon. The issue came up in the State Department's Monday daily briefing. Disturbingly, spokeswoman Marie Harf said that the United States did not plan to raise the issue in the Iranian nuclear talks, claiming that those talks only deal with Iran's nuclear capabilities and not with Syria's. According to findings of Western intelligence agencies, however, the situation...
  • Robert Plant Rips Up $800 Million Led Zeppelin Reunion Contract

    11/10/2014 2:01:30 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 178 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/09/2014 | Alan Colmes
    No amount of money can get Robert Plant to reunite with his Led Zeppelin bandmates. The 66-year-old singer walked away from a 35-date tour that would have paid the rock group nearly $800 million ripping up the contract in front of stunned promoters, the Mirror newspaper reported Sunday.
  • New species of metal-munching plant found in Philippines

    05/12/2014 6:06:42 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies ^ | 12 May 2014
    Scientists in the Philippines have discovered a plant that can absorb large amounts of metal without itself being poisoned, a species called the Rinorea niccolifera, that can be used to clean up polluted soils and harvest commercially viable metals. The plant is one of only 450 species, known as hyperaccumulator plants, of 300,000 known vascular plants that can absorb significant amounts of metal though their roots. The lead researcher and author of a new study on the plant, Professor Edwino Fernando, from the University of the Philippines, said the leaves of the Rinorea niccolifera can absorb up to 18,000 parts...
  • Beck requesting nonviolence

    04/29/2014 8:52:21 AM PDT · by wastoute · 69 replies
    Glen Beck Radio | Today | Glen Beck
    Well, I will do it if no one else will. Beck is imploring us to drop the hate and anger. First, I don't believe it was anger in my heart that made me want to rush to Bundy's side upon learning SWAT teams were terrorizing him and his family. I do believe it was love for my grandchildren and their posterity than made me consider putting my life on the line. I do believe that nonviolence requires several things to work. Ghandi knew his "audience" was the folks back in England who would find violence against him and his abhorrent....
  • ABC News Gushes Over Democratic Activist's Question to Hillary: 'If You Don't' Run, 'Who Will?'

    03/25/2014 7:56:04 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    MRC ^ | 3/24/2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at ABC's World News on Sunday enthusiastically touted a fawning question from a Democratic activist to Hillary Clinton. After anchor David Muir insisted that "it didn't take long for a student there to ask a pointed question," college student Vrinda Agrawal wondered, "If you don't represent women in politics in America as a future president, who will?" [MP3 audio here.] This is a tough question? The event was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and held at Yale Law School. Agrawal followed-up by enthusing, "I will proudly run your campaign." At no time did Muir or reporter Susan Saulny inform...
  • Group Gives Women Plants to Take Home After Their Abortions: Bring One Life Home

    01/21/2014 10:56:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | Stacy Trasancos
    Sometimes words reveal more than they are meant to. When I read the testimonials from the charitable organization Plants for Patients (P4P) I sense a ghostly sadness. P4P hands out plants to abortion patients, succulents because they are incredibly adaptable and come in a vast array of colors and shapes like the women who experience abortion. The succulent plants are growing in tiny hand-made planters made specially by a ceramic artist. The organization is neither pro-life nor pro-choice, but pro-compassion, offering gifts to women after abortion to show love and empathy not shame and hate. Why plants? Because scientific research...
  • S.F. State student who shouted at Obama has history of gutsy protests

    11/26/2013 3:37:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | November 26, 2013 | by Matt O'Brien
    When organizers placed Ju Hong in a prominent position flanking President Barack Obama on Monday, they probably did not realize they were handing a high-profile lectern to one of the Bay Area's gutsiest immigration reform activists. Invited to the Chinatown speech as a member of the "Dreamer" movement of young people brought to the country illegally as children, Hong said he "was there just to listen" but ended up being asked by a friend to stand in a group behind Obama. He grew annoyed as he heard the president blaming Congress for stalling immigration reform. "Usually we're supposed to be...
  • FEMA denies aid to Texas town where fertilizer plant exploded

    06/12/2013 5:56:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/12/13 | Fox
    HOUSTON The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed 15 people. According to a letter obtained by The Associated Press, FEMA said it reviewed the state's appeal to help West but decided that the explosion "is not of the severity and magnitude that warrants a major disaster declaration." The blast killed 10 first responders and brought national attention to the agricultural community. President Barack Obama traveled to the area to attend a memorial service for the...
  • Obama: Serial Liar

    05/21/2013 11:10:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies ^ | May 21, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Will Rogers, the great humorist, once said, If you ever injected truth into politics, you would have no politics. If you injected truth into the teleprompter during one of Obamas speeches, there would be nothing left but an empty chair. Fourteen days after the September 11, 2012 attacks, Obama appeared at the United Nations to deliver a eulogy for the man he had not troubled to save and to declare that the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Obama denounced the crude and disgusting video that had sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world and...
  • Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant gets restraining order against crazed fan

    05/06/2013 7:34:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | May 6, 2013 | Jack Losh
    LED Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has taken out a restraining order against a crazed fan after she bombarded him with threatening messages, it is reported. The rock legend, 64, is even said to have hired a security team in the wake of intensifying harassment from the deluded groupie.
  • UPDATE: Numerous Injuries Reported In West Fertilizer Plant Explosion

    04/17/2013 7:01:35 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 105 replies
    KWTX Television ^ | April 17, 2013 | none stated
    Emergency crews were responding Wednesday night after a report of a major explosion at a burning fertilizer plant in West north of Waco. West firefighters were dispatched to the plant earlier in the evening after an earlier fire rekindled. The explosion was reported at around 7:50 p.m. in a frantic radio call from the scene of the fire at West Fertilizer at 1471 Jerry Mashek Dr. just off Interstate 35. Numerous injuries were reported and multiple ambulances were requested. Several buildings were reported destroyed and a nearby nursing home was damaged.
  • Andrea Mitchell: Storms Show U.S. Needs To Go It Alone If Necessary On Climate Change

    02/04/2013 12:21:31 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrea Mitchell isn't about to let a good hurricane go to waste in her push for economy-wrecking climate change regulations. On her MSNBC show today, Andrea Mitchell claimed that recent weather events including Superstorm Sandy have "taught us if nothing else, that we have a real climate problem and that we have to deal with this here even if the rest of the world isn't going to deal with it in China and elsewhere." View the video here.
  • Israeli Source Confirms Irans Fordow Nuclear Plant Exploded

    01/28/2013 4:04:11 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/28/2013 | Chana Ya'ar
    An Israeli intelligence source has confirmed Irans Fordow underground nuclear uranium enrichment facility sustained major damage in a mega explosion that occurred last week. Fordow, which contains at least 2,700 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, is located deep beneath a mountain near the Iranian city of Qom. Some 200 workers were trapped inside the facility at the time, according to a report published Monday by The Times, a UK-based newspaper.
  • Is Chuck Hagel a George Soros Plant? We Look At the Evidence

    01/21/2013 9:03:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/20/13 |
    Could Chuck Hagel, the man President Obama wants to become Secretary of Defense, secretly be a pawn of George Soros? It is a question that liberals would not bear hearing, and one that many conservatives, no doubt, would not bear going unanswered. And indeed, evidence has come to light suggesting that the answer to this question may incline toward the positive. Specifically, a recent report by Aaron Klein of KleinOnline suggests the following about the would-be defense secretary: Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obamas nominee for defense secretary, serves on the board of a George Soros-funded group that advocates a...
  • THE PLANT - A Plant for the Future? (vanity, or chat -whatever)

    11/19/2012 8:52:08 AM PST · by Baynative · 23 replies
    Website ^ | November 2012 | The plant website
    I'm a global warming skeptic and I don't warm up quickly to all the fuzzy talk about farmers markets and community gardens. But, I ran across this on a blog and it got my interest right away.
  • NBC Nightly News Showcases Undecided Voter Trashing Romney Hours After She Declares for Obama

    10/18/2012 8:43:33 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    A not so undecided undecided voter. At 10:12 AM EDT Wednesday on CNN, faux undecided voter Susan Katz, who had asked Mitt Romney at the debate the night before how hes different from George W. Bush, told Carol Costello she voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and plans to do so again this year because I saw in President Obama someone who has ripened with time who deserves another four years to see his vision through. (Ripened?)
  • Media Make Unsupported Claim Romney Supporter Wore Racist T-shirt at Rally

    10/14/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT · by kristinn · 90 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Sunday, October 14, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor
    A photograph taken by Getty Images on Friday of a man wearing a racist t-shirt at a Mitt Romney rally in Ohio has caused controversy over Gettys unsubstantiated claim the man is a supporter of the Republican presidential nominee. The photo showed a tight shot of the back of a bald-headed white man wearing a black t-shirt emblazoned with all-capitalized white lettering that said, Put the white back in the White House. Above the lettering at the nape of the mans neck a Romney-Ryan sticker was neatly applied to the t-shirt. Getty captioned the photo: LANCASTER, OH - OCTOBER 12:...
  • Is Obama Really A Saudi Muslim "Plant" In The White House?

    10/11/2012 6:57:16 AM PDT · by demkicker · 46 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 10, 2012 | Avi Lipkin
    Listen to what an Arabic language expert discovered by monitoring Arabic broadcasts in t.v. & radio.
  • Cancer Victim Had Health Insurance For Year or Two After Bain Closed Plant

    08/07/2012 5:46:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/7/12 | Katrina Trinko
    Earlier today, pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA released an ad in which Joe Soptic discusses how he lost his job because Bain closed a GST Steel plant in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2001, and notes that his wife passed away of cancer not long after, suggesting that she waited to see a doctor (she had stage 4 cancer by the time she received medical attention) because of the couples lack of health insurance. Well, first it turned out that Soptics wife, Ranae Soptic, died in 2006 five years after the GST Steel plant closed.
  • Elizabeth Childs' GOP switch [to GOP] is a real mystery

    08/06/2012 4:47:17 AM PDT · by docbnj · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6 Aug 2012 | Holly Robichaud
    According to records obtained from the Brookline Town Clerk, since 1996 Childs has consistently voted in Democrat primaries. Only when she decided to run for Congress did Lizzy finally vote in this years presidential Republican primary. During a recent Talk 1200 AM debate, she touted support from dignitaries such as former Gov. Bill Weld, who endorsed Barack Obama in 2008. She also listed former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and ex-Massachusetts Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Nassour, widely seen as RINOs Republicans in name only in conservative GOP circles.
  • Old Shelby Township Ford plant blamed for cancer-causing chemicals in nearby water

    07/23/2012 5:28:31 PM PDT · by equaviator · 18 replies
    ClickonDetroit ^ | Jul 23 2012 | Lauren Podell
    SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI- Environmental consultant says Ford plant emits harmful chemicals which could cause cancer An old Shelby Township Ford Motor Co. plant is being blamed for leaking cancer-causing chemicals into the area's groundwater. The plant at 23 Mile and Mound roads is in the process of being demolished. However, the latest findings may hinder the demolition. In a motion hearing on Monday in Macomb County Circuit Court, an environmental consultant hired to test the plant site said two harmful chemicals have been found and people living in the area need to know about it. The two chemicals are TCE,...
  • Sobbing woman thanks Obama for health care law

    07/05/2012 3:59:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 103 replies
    Politico ^ | 5 July 2012 | Byron Tau & R Epstein
    SANDUSKY, Ohio -- An emotional Ohio voter personally thanked President Obama for passing a health care overhaul, relating the story of her late sister's battle with cancer. After Obama's speech in Sandusky, he encountered a sobbing Stephanie Miller, who later told reporters about her encounter with Obama. "I thanked him for the getting the Affordable Health Act passed," Miller said, referring to the health care overhaul the Supreme Court upheld last week.
  • BUSTED! Sobbing Ohio Woman at Obama Campaign Stop Just Happens to Be Obamas Best Fan

    07/06/2012 5:04:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 5, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    An emotional Ohio voter personally thanked President Obama for passing a health care overhaul, relating the story of her late sister’s battle with cancer. After Obama’s speech in Sandusky, he encountered a sobbing Stephanie Miller, who later told reporters about her encounter with Obama.“I thanked him for the getting the Affordable Health Act passed,” Miller said, referring to the health care overhaul the Supreme Court upheld last week.Miller said her sister passed away from colon cancer four years ago — partly because she could not purchase health insurance.“Even after she was diagnosed with cancer, she was told her income was...
  • Bid to kill EPA coal plant regulations thwarted in Senate

    06/20/2012 11:23:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/12 | Ben Geman and Daniel Strauss
    Senate lawmakers on Wednesday blocked a GOP-led effort to scuttle Environmental Protection Agency regulations that mandate cuts in mercury pollution and other toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants. The 46-53 vote against Sen. James Inhofes (R-Okla.) resolution staves off what would have been a stinging election-year rebuke of the White House green agenda. Five Republicans joined 48 Democrats in blocking Inhofes measure to overturn regulations that coal industry groups and other critics contend will hurt the economy, cause power costs to spike and force numerous plants to shutter.
  • Save the Bees!

    04/19/2012 1:19:30 PM PDT · by Libertynotfree · 13 replies
    Natural Remedies Matter ^ | 04/19/2012 | Libertynotfree
    Over 1 million urge EPA to suspend use of pesticide harmful to bees, fix broken regulatory system (Washington, DC) Today, commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations filed an emergency legal petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend use of a pesticide that is linked to honey bee deaths, urging the agency to adopt safeguards. The legal petition, which specifies the pesticide clothianidin, is supported by over one million citizen petition signatures, targets the pesticide for its harmful impacts on honey bees. EPA has an obligation to protect pollinators from the threat of pesticides, said Jeff Anderson of California...
  • Was Trayvon Martin a Drug Dealer?

    03/25/2012 7:17:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 224 replies · 44+ views
    Wagist ^ | 3/25/12 | Dan Linehan
    Above is the iconic picture weve been become accustomed to seeing everywhere in the media, used to represent the recent Trayvon Martin shooting in Sanford, Florida. From everything the public has been told, Trayvon Martin was a fresh-faced, innocent looking teenager and the visage of the man who shot him, George Zimmerman, is right out of a booking photo. The media narrative being sold is quite clear, Trayvon Martin is the innocent victim here and George Zimmerman is a horrible bigot who attacked the young man for doing nothing more than buying skittles while being black. Even Barack Obama seems...
  • Is This a Joke? President Speaking at Solyndra-esque Solar Plant?

    03/21/2012 8:35:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    fox ^ | 3/21/12 | fox
    President Obama will tout investments in renewable energy Wednesday at the local Copper Mountain Solar 1 plant, although the plant has only five full-time employees. The plant, owned by San Diego-based energy company Sempra, was built in late 2010 at a cost of $141 million. Funding included $42 million in federal-government tax credits and $12 million in tax-rebate commitments from the state of Nevada. Construction of the plant involved over 300 part-time jobs, but currently only five full-time employees operate the plant, a Sempra spokeswoman confirmed. That comes out to $10.8 million in tax-dollar subsidies per employee. In addition to...
  • Boeing to close Wichita plant with 2,160 jobs

    01/04/2012 5:08:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies ^ | 1/4/12 | ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press
    The Boeing Co., for decades the brand that helped support Wichita's claim as the aviation capital of the world, announced Wednesday it will shut down facilities in the city by the end of 2013 and send work to plants in three other states as it deals with defense spending cutbacks. The closure will cost 2,160 workers their jobs and end the firm's presence in an area where it has been a major employer for generations. The decision was not a surprise because Boeing said in November it was looking at closing the Wichita plant. But it still drew an angry...
  • Closing of Longmont's Butterball plant: 'A test of our community' (Mr. Obama strikes again)

    12/04/2011 8:08:41 AM PST · by catnipman · 25 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 12/04/2011 | Tony Kindelspire
    The closing of Longmont's Butterball plant at the end of the year marks the end of a 51-year run for Longmont's turkey plant. More importantly, it means 349 people are joining the ranks of the unemployed. ... Carolina-based Butterball announced it was shutting down its Longmont facility at the end of the year, blaming high grain and fuel costs that had made its westernmost production plant no longer financially viable.
  • Mystery Plant

    08/21/2011 11:24:57 AM PDT · by Twotone · 97 replies
    Vanity | 08/21/2011 | Self
    My aunt has an unusual plant that came up in her garden & needs some help identifying it. It looks like a variety of squash, & I've done a search for images. But nothing I found matches it identically. I thought I'd ask for some FReeper assistance...
  • Japan (Mainichi) News Flash: "US Debt Agreement Reached" (Erroneous Report/House Hasn't Approved)

    07/31/2011 8:00:40 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies
    Mainichi Shinbun News (Japanese daily) ^ | 1 August 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    Japanese news is all awash this morning in every news agency with the bulletins that "President Obama announced that the debt ceiling agreement has been reached." They appear to be following CNN's international news lead and are leaving out critical facts. For example, this erroneous "flash alert" is typical and is seen also in Asahi, Sankei, Yomiuri, Nikkei, NHK and others: "米債務問題:上限引き上げで与野党合意  【北米総局】オバマ米大統領は7月31日、ホワイトハウスで会見し、米債務上限引き上げで与野党が合意に達したと発表した。"
  • PowerPoint Sent to GOP Members (From Speaker's website)

    07/31/2011 7:19:33 PM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 32 replies ^ | July 31, 2011 | Boehner and Staff
    Here is the first set of bullets from a seven page pdf, Emerging framework has three main features: (1) cuts government spending more than it increases the debt limit; (2) implements spending caps to restrain future spending; (3) advances the cause of a Balanced Budget Amendment Framework accomplishes this without tax hikes, which would destroy jobs, while preventing a job-killing national default. Read the whole thing (small file):
  • Calif releases insect to combat invasive weed (over 5,000 water hyacinth plant hoppers)

    07/30/2011 2:40:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies ^ | 7/30/11 | AP
    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- California officials have released thousands of insects in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to combat an invasive weed that has clogged the waterway. The state Department of Food and Agriculture let more than 5,000 water hyacinth plant hoppers go at several locations in San Joaquin and Sacramento counties this month. Officials hope the insects, which are native to South America, will establish self-sustaining colonies and begin chomping down on water hyacinth. The invasive plant forms a dense carpet on the surface of waterways, impeding boat access and clogging water intake systems.
  • Giant, Toxic Weed Poses Health Risk

    07/19/2011 1:01:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies · 1+ views ^ | Tue Jul 19, 2011 07:48 AM ET | By Emily Sohn
    It's exotic and beautiful, a 15-foot tall plant with clusters of dainty white flowers and human-sized leaves -- resembling, it is often said, Queen Anne's Lace on steroids. But giant hogweed is an invasive species that is spreading around much of the northern United States. Even worse, its sap is extremely poisonous, with the potential to cause blistering burns and even blindness. Now that the giant hogweed's flowering season is here again, experts are taking the opportunity to draw people's attention to the plant -- for the sake of human health as well as for the health of the environment....
  • Illinois (RAT) gov signs bill boosting coal-to-gas plant (in Chicago - Sierra Club ticked off)

    07/15/2011 6:59:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/13/11
    Ill. gov signs bill boosting coal-to-gas plantAP Wed, Jul 13, 2011 CHICAGO (AP) Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Wednesday that could lead to the construction of a new plant in Chicago that converts coal to natural gas. Quinn signed the legislation at a former steel mill site on Chicago's southeast side where New York-based Leucadia National Corp. wants to build the $3 billion plant. "This project protects Illinois consumers, while continuing our position as a leader in clean energy technology by utilizing home grown resources to create the jobs of today and tomorrow," Quinn said in a...
  • "The Donald"... A Potential Soros Stalking Horse?

    04/11/2011 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 64 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | Gargantua
    The surprise generated by the throwing of Donald Trump's hat into the ring of 2012 presidential hopefuls is in part based upon his relative wealth, and professional and social status. He certainly needs no political clout to better command any situation he chooses, so that can't be his motivation. In part it is based upon his own unchallenged political history, having donated to both Republicans and Democrats over the years. While his donations number fairly evenly between the two, he has been more generous with Democrats, who also seem better to mirror his personal lifestyle. The heads that are scratched...
  • Pentagon weighs pullout from Japan hot zone

    03/21/2011 7:11:10 PM PDT · by FootBall · 18 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | March 21st, 2011 | David Martin
    CBS News) THE PENTAGON - The Defense Department was considering Monday night ordering the mandatory departure of all American military personnel and their families from the areas of Japan threatened by radiation, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports
  • Congressional Republicans Begin Planting Hit Jobs on Conservatives (this is serious)

    First the House GOP required Democrats to get their three week continuing resolution passed a continuing resolution that cuts less money than the interest on our national debt that will accumulate over the next three weeks. Then the House GOP started bad mouthing the conservatives who voted against their plan. Now the House GOP is launching a direct assault on . . . wait for it . . . conservatives. One reporter called me today. He is a long time acquaintance for a national newspaper. In shooting the breeze he dropped the names of leadership staffers pushing several of...
  • Goodyear's Union City, Tenn., plant to close, eliminating 1,900 jobs

    02/13/2011 1:00:55 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 75 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | February 10, 2011 at 10:45 p.m. | By Tom Bailey Jr.
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