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  • With 613,830 signatures, White House petition seeking to declare Pak 'terror sponsor' creates record

    10/05/2016 1:23:23 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | PTI
    The petition seeking to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, was archived by the White House with 613,830 signatures. More than 50,000 new signatures have been added to the final count of the White House petition seeking to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, making it the most popular US petition so far. The petition, "We the people ask the administration to declare Pakistan, State Sponsor of Terrorism (HR 6069)", was archived by the White House on Monday with 613,830 signatures. By Tuesday afternoon, the number of signatures on the petition had increased to 665,769, a jump of...
  • Christopher Walken reads The Raven

    05/23/2016 5:55:43 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec. 20, 2013 | Erica Elizabeth Ravenwood
    Christopher Walken reads The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. A short film starring Christopher Walken.
  • The Raven

    10/15/2015 5:11:32 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 13 replies
    Edgar Allen ^ | 1/1/1111 | Poe
  • Ride the Phoenix @ Knoebels in HD [video link]

    08/10/2015 4:52:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-3-15 | Knoebels
    For those in the NE who haven't made the trek to Knoebels w/ your kids, do it! Free parking, free admission. Great family getaway run by a great family who meticulously maintain their rides.
  • 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    05/13/2015 11:32:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 29 minutes ago | Scott Higham, Steven Rich and Alice Crites
    Washington • The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan secretly funded an all-expenses-paid trip to a conference at Baku on the Caspian Sea in 2013 for 10 members of Congress and 32 staff members, according to a confidential ethics report obtained by The Washington Post. Three former top aides to President Barack Obama appeared as speakers at the conference. Lawmakers and their staff members received hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of travel expenses, silk scarves, crystal tea sets and Azerbaijani rugs valued at $2,500 to $10,000, according to the ethics report. Airfare for the lawmakers and some of their spouses...
  • Government wants less fluoride in water

    04/27/2015 7:55:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2015 | Robert King
    The federal government is calling for lower levels of fluoride in drinking water, the first update since the 1960s. The new recommendation is for 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water, which replaces the previous range of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams, according to the Health and Human Services Department on Monday. Americans have access to more fluoride through toothpaste and mouth rinses than when the recommendations were introduced in 1962, the agency said. Because Americans are using more fluoride, officials are worried about increases in cases of fluorosis, a condition that stains teeth exposed to too much fluoride. "The...
  • For second straight year, Penn State’s THON raises $13 million for pediatric cancer

    02/22/2015 3:46:04 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    times leader ^ | 2-22-15 | Nick Wagner
    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s THON made a statement. Again. The 2015 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, was held this past weekend at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University. After 46 hours of dancing, it was revealed that the organization raised $13,026,653.23 during the past year. THON is a year-long fundraising campaign for the fight against pediatric cancer. Money raised is donated to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey. This marks the first time since 2004 that THON raised less money than the previous year. Last...
  • THON live HD feed [live video link]

    02/21/2015 7:47:07 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 6 replies ^ | 2-21-15 | PSU
    For any night owls that might want to watch something fun and uplifting. The Hockey team won the Pep Rally portion (where all the athletic teams perform skits for the dancers) - 2 hours after beating powerhouse Minnesota in overtime! Dancers stood up at 6PM yesterday and won't sit until 4PM tomorrow. Long way to go yet.
  • THON 2015 Promo [Best weekend of the year at PSU!]

    02/20/2015 2:33:08 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-20-15 | n/a
    The link posted is to the 2015 Promo videoWhat is THON? THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world culminating in a 46 hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon involving over 700 dancers (PSU students) When is THON? Dancers stand at 6PM tonight and sit at 4PM SundayWho benefits from THON? THON's sole beneficiary is the Four Diamonds Fund which supports pediatric cancer victims, families, and research at Penn State Hershey Childrens HospitalHow much money does THON raise? Last year THON raised nearly $14 million of which 96% was donated to the Four Diamonds Fund. Since it's inception...
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane injured in car accident, AG's office says

    10/31/2014 5:20:46 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 13 replies
    morning call ^ | 10-31-14 | Angela Couloumbis
    HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is recuperating from a mild concussion after an early- morning car accident last week, her office said Friday. The accident occurred in a town outside Scranton, while Kane was being driven by her security detail to "morning appointments," said spokeswoman Renee Martin. "She's on the mend," said Martin. Martin said the agent who was driving dropped his iPad on the floor of Kane's state-issued Chevy Tahoe, reached down to grab it and accidentally hit a parked car on a residential street in the town of Dunmore. Kane was not wearing a seatbelt, said...
  • Little League World Series photo gallery

    08/18/2014 9:30:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    Little League Baseball ^ | 8-18-14 | n/a
    This image below is from LLWS FB page - Sunday night Philly vs. Texas (32K attendance). The link takes you to the official LLWS page and a photo gallery.
  • Mo'Ne Davis pitches two-hit shutout, Philly's Taney beats South Nashville in opener [LLWS]

    08/15/2014 2:47:04 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies ^ | 8-15-14 | AJ Perez
    Mo'Ne Davis is making a habit of shutouts on national television. Davis struck out the side to cap a two-hit shutout as Philadelphia's Taney Youth Baseball Association beat South Nashville, 4-0, in the opening game for both teams at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on Friday. Davis, who tossed a shutout as Taney secured the Mid-Atlantic title on Sunday, finished with eight strikeouts and no walks. Only two runners from South Nashville, the Southeast champs, reached base -- both on singles. "At first I was scared and nervous because there were so many people and this was...
  • Former Penn State player Pete Curkendall: Joe Paterno "gave us a year, and you can't repay that"

    08/10/2014 8:03:26 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 119 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 8-10-14 | Frank Bodani
    The son of the former Penn State football player had only five weeks to live. Pete Curkendall and his wife, Renee, already were caring for an adopted girl with AIDS and cerebral palsy. Doctors then stunned them with news that their 2 1/2-year-old biological son, Joshua, had a cancerous brain tumor and almost certainly wouldn't survive. They had just moved to the Syracuse, N.Y., area and knew hardly anyone. At least they weren't lacking for hope and resolve. Caring for kids with special needs was a life-long plan for Renee Curkendall, as much now as it was then, 16 years...
  • Happy 75th Birthday, Little League

    08/08/2014 11:02:16 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 19 replies
    Parade Magazine ^ | 5-30-14 | Steve Rushin
    From the first pitch in 1939, Little League has given American kids a place to play — and dream. This week, award-winning sportswriter Steve Rushin pays tribute to the game that connects us all.As my 7-year-old plays softball on a diamond behind a firehouse in West Granby, Conn., she doesn’t know that Little League links her to children across the planet. She’s too busy trying, literally, to walk and chew gum at the same time.Nor does Maeve know that Little League, an organization that unites 2.4 million children around the world, celebrates its 75th anniversary on June 6. And it...
  • Noah Goes National, Five Year Old "Apparently Kid" Is Internet Sensation [follow up interview]

    08/06/2014 4:13:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-6-14 | wnep
    Apparently Kid getting his 15 minutes. Same link here
  • "Apparently" This Kid is Awesome, Steals the Show During Interview [youtube video from NE PA Fair]

    08/05/2014 12:44:25 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-5-14 | wnep
    Another direct link here:youtube link
  • Ted Poe Adopts Matt Salmon as a Lone Star Stater

    07/29/2014 3:45:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Roll Call ^ | Warren Rojas
    Rep. Ted Poe has conferred upon Rep. Matt Salmon one of the highest honors his office can help provide: He’s made his fellow Republican lawmaker an honorary Texan. The Texas Republican said Salmon, who serves alongside him on the Foreign Affairs Committee — “We’re personal friends,” Poe said — shares several defining characteristics with native-born Texans: He values independence. He’s fairly outspoken. And he displays that certain ruggedness required of those who reside in border states.
  • Jay Paterno’s New Book Released Early at Barnes & Noble

    07/23/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 30 replies
    onward state ^ | 7-21-14 | Tim Gilbert, Kevin Horne & Jessica Tully
    Penn State fans living in State College should run — not walk — to the Barnes & Noble on Benner Pike if they want to grab a copy of Jay Paterno’s new book before it potentially gets pulled from the shelves. The memoir “Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father” isn’t due out until Sept. 1, but Barnes & Noble had stacks of the book for sale in its Local Interest section at closing time on Tuesday. No one from Barnes & Noble could be immediately reached for comment, so it’s not known if this...
  • Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb

    06/27/2014 2:49:21 PM PDT · by Renfield · 39 replies
    Fluoride Action Network ^ | 9/1997 | Chris Bryson & Joel Griffiths
    Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb by Chris Bryson & Joel GriffithsSome fifty years after the United States began adding fluoride to public water supplies to reduce cavities in children’s teeth, declassified government documents are shedding new light on the roots of that still-controversial public health measure, revealing a surprising connection between fluoride and the dawning of the nuclear age.Today, two thirds of U.S. public drinking water is fluoridated. Many municipalities still resist the practice, disbelieving the government’s assurances of safety.Since the days of World War II, when this nation prevailed by building the world’s first atomic bomb, U.S. public...
  • Former Pa. Gov. Dick Thornburgh hospitalized after mild stroke

    06/22/2014 7:48:12 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    pennlive ^ | 6-22-14 | n/a
    PITTSBURGH — Former U.S. Attorney General and former Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh has been hospitalized in Pittsburgh after suffering a mild stroke. His wife, Ginny Thornburgh, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review the stroke happened Saturday at their weekend home in Ligonier. She said a doctor told her that 81-year-old Dick Thornburgh "will do well from a recovery point of view." She says he's resting comfortably at UPMC Presbyterian hospital. As governor in 1979, Thornburgh led the state during the Three Mile Island nuclear crisis. The Republican later served as U.S. attorney general under both presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush....
  • Homeland Security issues statement about raids of Asian restaurants in State College [PA]

    06/17/2014 6:00:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 6-17-14 | Lori Falce
    STATE COLLEGE — A spokeswoman with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a statement this morning about the raid that took place Thursday at several State College restaurants. “Last week,” spokeswoman Nicole Navas wrote in an email to the Centre Daily Times, “ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents conducted an enforcement action at numerous locations in the State College, Pa. area. During the execution of federal search warrants, HSI special agents encountered and detained 10 individuals from China, Guatemala, Thailand, Mexico and Indonesia, who were identified as being unlawfully in the United States and/or illegally re-entering the country after...
  • Congress Races to Ralph Hall’s (Financial) Aid

    05/27/2014 9:16:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 17, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    Rarely are Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and John A. Boehner of Ohio publicly on the same side of a GOP primary campaign. But a band of geographically and ideologically diverse Republicans are rallying behind Texas Rep. Ralph M. Hall, who is in danger of becoming the first incumbent defeated in 2014 later this month. Hall’s political trouble initially caught many off-guard. Texas House members offered plenty of moral support in the days and weeks after Hall failed to secure the nomination in the March 4 primary. But, according to Hall’s recent fundraising reports, including his pre-runoff report filed May...
  • Glenn Beck Reads "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe

    10/31/2013 7:15:01 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 34 replies
    The Blaze Radio Show ^ | Oct 31 2013 | Glenn Beck
    Listen Live to Glenn Beck while he reads "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe.
  • What happens after the game. [youtube video]

    10/13/2013 11:22:53 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 25 replies ^ | 10-12-13 | youtube
    With the crowd noise having to be filtered during the broadcast (or else that's all we'd hear), this a great video that shows just how loud it actually is on the field at Beaver Stadium.
  • Police probe claims Gricar killed

    09/20/2013 5:01:34 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Altoona Mirror ^ | 9-20-13 | Greg Bock
    Investigators, including the FBI, are looking into a claim that missing former Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar was murdered by a former Hells Angel, according to Bellefonte police. "It's ongoing," Bellefonte police Detective Matthew Rickard said Thursday of the investigation into the claim. Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar as seen on March 31, 2005. Rickard said more interviews needed to be conducted, and he hadn't been briefed by the FBI as to the current status of the probe. Rickard said he couldn't comment on the details of the investigation but said the FBI, as well as the state...
  • NCAA plea to kill lawsuit over Penn State sanctions denied by Commonwealth Court

    09/04/2013 9:04:41 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot ^ | 9-4-13 | Matt Miller
    In a ruling issued Wednesday morning, Commonwealth Court has shot down a bid by the NCAA to kill a lawsuit that aims to ensure that all proceeds of its $60 million fine against Penn State remain in Pennsylvania. The NCAA had asked the court to dismiss the suit state Sen. Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord lodged. It argued that the two had no standing to intervene in what the NCAA contended was a contractual relationship between Penn State and the NCAA. The fine, imposed over Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal, was levied in...
  • Jerry Sandusky prosecutor: No evidence Joe Paterno participated in criminal cover-up at Penn State

    09/03/2013 9:21:06 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 39 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot ^ | 9-3-13 | Charles Thompson
    Another key figure in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case weighed in Tuesday with his take on whether former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was an active participant in efforts to cover up Sandusky's sex crimes. In an interview recorded for CBS 60 Minutes Sports, former Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina said flatly: "I did not find that evidence." That was after Fina stated that he did come to believe, as the state's probe of Sandusky progressed, that former Penn State president Graham Spanier and several of his top aides had tried to interfere with the...
  • Fencing Coach's [Penn State] Termination Incites Outrage, Speculation - Emmanuil Kaidanov

    08/27/2013 5:49:29 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 62 replies
    Onward State ^ | 8-27-13 | Bill DiFillipo
    The strangest story in Penn State’s athletic department in recent memory is becoming a little clearer — but still unsettling — as some news has finally come out as to why legendary fencing coach Emmanuil Kaidanov was unexpectedly fired last week. Several Penn State coaches "resigned" or left Penn State this offseason, but Kaidanov is no doubt the most surprising. Kaidanov was one of the greatest fencing coaches of all time, leading Penn State to a 795-77 record in 31 years. Kaidanov won 12 NCAA Championships at the helm of the Nittany Lions, and coached 28 NCAA Individual Champions and...
  • U.S. Rep.Ted Poe is Right on this (Lib rag defends former border hawk)

    08/25/2013 7:02:14 PM PDT · by magna carta · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 25,2013 | editorial
    With comprehensive immigration reform stymied by a cadre of hard-core Republicans who spurn reform if it involves a path to citizenship for the undocumented among us, it's refreshing to find at least one Republican House member whose views aren't irrevocably congealed.
  • If the Truth is Out There, Ray Blehar Will Find It

    08/07/2013 7:44:06 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies ^ | 8-7-13 | Holly Swanson
    Even if you haven’t been paying attention to the court hearings, the Freeh Report, or public scapegoating, you know that over the 22 months of the Sandusky scandal, lines have been drawn in anger. There are many sides to the story and there is extensive finger-pointing, mostly based on how key statements can be interpreted in different ways. The same testimony can be twisted to support or refute any viewpoint. While many people cast their judgments based on quick soundbites and predetermined conclusions, there are a few voices who see through the misinterpretations, and, in some cases, the deliberate misleading...
  • 14-year-old charged in homicide [Williamsport, PA]

    07/23/2013 6:06:49 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 18 replies
    Williamsport Sun Gazette ^ | 7-23-13 | Savannah Dempsey
    The city's most recent homicide shocked many with it's apparent brutality. Now, police believe they have one of those responsible in custody - a 14-year-old boy has been charged with homicide. Police say the teen shot and killed Ansari Wilson, 21, in a residence on Scott Street Saturday evening. Tyrell Boyd, 14, of 4918 N. Ninth St. in Philadelphia, has been charged with criminal homicide, felony aggravated assault, carrying a firearm without a license and fleeing apprehension. Shots rang out on Scott Street at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, prompting frightened citizens to contact police. The first officers on the...
  • Grand Carousel Celebrated at Knoebels [PA]

    07/06/2013 1:49:22 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    Republican Herald ^ | 7-6-13 | Eric Scicchitano
    ELYSBURG - The Grand Carousel at Knoebels Amusement Resort was given a birthday bash Thursday for its 100th year. The anniversary arrived about the same time the Travel Channel named the park No. 2 in its Top 10 amusement parks across the country, topping such heavies as Walt Disney World, Six Flags and Hershey Park. The affordable prices, family friendly atmosphere and old-fashioned ambiance won it the distinction. Hundreds of park-goers stopped to watch a small parade make its way to the carousel, led by Buddy and Dick Knoebel and their sister, Leanna Knoebel Muscato, with mainstay mascot Kozmo and...
  • Did you see this? Joe Paterno July 4 cloud

    07/06/2013 5:49:40 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 60 replies
    Big Ten Network ^ | 7-6-13 | Brent Yarina
    Before the annual July 4 fireworks Thursday in Happy Valley, an eerily familiar looking cloud emerged. Like, a cloud that resembled the school’s late football coach Joe Paterno. Seriously. Check out the picture sent to Paterno’s son, Jay, in this post.
  • Local man seeks truth in Flight 800 crash

    06/22/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 104 replies
    Sun Gazette ^ | 5-21-13 | Mike Reuther
    New information earlier this week pointing to a cover-up in the crash of TWA Flight 800 doesn't come as a surprise to at least one local man whose daughter was killed in the 1996 tragedy. Donald Nibert, a retired Penn College forestry professor, said from the beginning all he has wanted is the truth from investigators. "I've always felt this was friendly fire from day one," he said. The crash off Long Island claimed the life of his daughter, Cheryl, along with 15 other Montoursville Area High School students and their five adult chaperones. A film to be released next...
  • Mourners Stunned as ‘Dead’ Man Wakes (At Own Funeral)

    05/17/2013 11:28:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New Zimbabwe ^ | 13/05/2013
    MOURNERS attending the funeral, last week, of a Gweru man were left stunned after he apparently “returned from the dead” as relatives and friends filed past his coffin, viewing his remains before he was taken to a local mortuary. Brighton Dama Zanthe, 34, said he had no recollection of what transpired at his Mkoba14 home in the Midlands city and only remembered waking up and finding himself on life support at Gweru Provincial Hospital. "This issue can be best told by people who came to my house to attend my funeral. I don’t know what happened and I only remember...
  • Exclusive: Texas Rep. Poe: ‘F&F a ruse to go after U.S. gun sales’(gunwalker)

    12/14/2011 4:25:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 December, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Texas Congressman Ted Poe is convinced there is more to Operation Fast and Furious than just a monumental screw-up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and he said so in an exclusive Monday afternoon interview with this column. “To me this whole operation is just a ruse to go after gun sales in the United States; don’t punish the people involved in the killings, punish the guns.”—U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) The fourth-term Congressman had just gotten off an airplane when he chatted briefly via telephone. He is still astonished that Attorney General Eric Holder, after several...

    09/25/2011 12:55:30 PM PDT · by TexasRainmaker · 3 replies
    This event is a fundraiser for a very worthwhile and VERY NEEDY non-profit Christian school in the Houston area who is facing closure. A sellout for this event would save the school... literally. Please help spread the word. School's website for the event. Join Baptist Minister, Former Arkansas Governor, 2008 Presidential Candidate and the host of the number one rated weekend hit “HUCKABEE” on the Fox News Channel, MIKE HUCKABEE, for a discussion on Lessons in Christian Leadership, including a Q&A session. Also, JONATHAN CHURCHILL-SANDYS, great grandson of Sir Winston Churchill who wil…l be discussing the state of education in...
  • Man Wakes Up in South African Morgue After Being Mistaken for 'Dead'

    07/26/2011 10:12:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, July 26th 2011
    An unconscious South African man, presumed dead by relatives, had a rude awakening Sunday when he came to his senses in a morgue, officials said. His cries for help terrified employees at the mortuary in the Eastern Cape province of Libode. "Two workers heard screaming from the refrigerators," Sizwe Kupelo, a spokesperson for the Eastern Cape Health Department, told ABC News. "They thought it was a ghost and they ran for their lives." The man, who did not want his name released but is described as a grandfather in his 60s, had apparently suffered an asthma attack and fell unconscious....
  • After Bin Laden Death, Billions in U.S. Aid to Pakistan Questioned

    05/05/2011 4:45:46 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/5/2011 | HUMA KHAN and MATTHEW JAFFE
    In the wake of the U.S.-led operation that killed Osama bin Laden, billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to Pakistan are in jeopardy as relations between the two countries turn sour. Pakistan is coming under fire for not being able to spot bin Laden, who, instead of hiding in the remote caves of the northwest tribal areas as originally thought, was in fact living in an affluent neighborhood in Abbottabad, right near the Pakistani military academy. U.S. administration officials say they didn't inform their Pakistani counterparts of the operation to hunt down and kill bin Laden until it was all but...
  • Bradley Manning's Life Behind Bars [Sniff, sniff]

    12/19/2010 8:25:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 17, 2010 | Denver Nicks
    Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked hundreds of thousands of secret government documents to Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, turns 23 in jail Friday. The Daily Beast’s Denver Nicks, in an exclusive interview with Manning’s attorney, reports on his solitary confinement, what he’s reading (from George W. Bush to Howard Zinn), and his legal strategy. The last time Bradley Manning saw the world outside of a jail, most Americans had never heard of WikiLeaks. On Friday, Manning, the man whose alleged unauthorized release of hundreds of thousands of classified documents put the website and its controversial leader, Julian Assange, on the map, turns...
  • The Raven read by John DeLancie ("Q" of Star Trek fame)

    10/29/2010 12:02:51 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    YouTube ^ | 19th century | Edgar Allan Poe
    Welcome to the first QMx Masters Series video presentation. Produced by actor/director John De Lancie, Master Series brings you the classics of science fiction, fantasy and horror, performed by some of the best-known names in genre entertainment. In keeping with QMx's tradition of supporting artisans and their craft, Masters Series distills performance down to its purest form: a single camera, a microphone, the actor and you. It's an intense, mesmerizing experience you won't want to miss. For our very first installment, we're proud to have John De Lancie performing Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.
  • INVASION USA Investigator's decapitation is 'message to White House'

    10/14/2010 3:56:14 PM PDT · by FromLori · 22 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 10/14/10 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The decapitation of the lead Mexican investigator in the alleged murder of a jet-skier on a border lake is a sharp retort to President Obama's administration, a Texas congressman said. "The Mexican drug cartels just sent a message to the White House that the United States no longer controls the border," Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, told WND. The severed head of investigator Rolando Armando Flores Villegas was delivered this week to an army garrison in Ciudad Miguel Aleman in the Tamaulipas state in Mexico. The city is across the river from Zapata County, Texas, the location of Falcon Lake, where...
  • Congressmen Introduces Bill to Force Obama to Deploy at Least 10k Nat'l. Guardsmen at Mex. Border

    10/04/2010 4:43:45 PM PDT · by Justaham · 44 replies ^ | 10-4-10 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Rep. Ted Poe (R.-Texas), who served for 30 years as a Texas prosecutor and judge before being elected to Congress, introduced legislation last week designed to force President Barack Obama to deploy a minimum of 10,000 National Guard troops at the U.S. Mexico border for the specific purpose of patrolling the border and intercepting aliens and smugglers attempting to cross illegally into the United States. The legislation would allow the president to deploy more than 10,000 National Guardsmen, but not fewer. “The president could put more than that, but he must put 10,000,” Poe told “The uniqueness of this...
  • C-SPAN Ted Poe Questions Eric Holder Arizona Immigration Law

    05/14/2010 11:37:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies · 234+ views ^ | May 14, 2010 | annem040359
    More questioning of the USA AG Eric Holder. This time on the Arizona immigration law. Once again, politicos with an agenda on display. As I had said earlier, the Attorney General Eric Holder should simply call it quits if he cannot answer in full the questions without going into smoke and mirrors.
  • Violence On The Border Endangers Americans

    04/07/2010 6:28:53 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies · 706+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2010 | Editorial
    Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, hears a lot of disturbing reports from Texas law enforcement officials working along the U.S. border with Mexico. Poe returned from his most recent trip to the Lone Star State claiming to have seen photographs taken by local sheriffs of Mexican military helicopters in action over U.S. territory. One copter was photographed hovering over a building; the other over a recreational vehicle park, according to the Examiner's Barbara Hollingsworth. "We don't know what their intention was," Poe told Hollingsworth, adding: "The Mexican military has no business coming into the United States." As troubling as is the...
  • Rep. Ted Poe's Greatest Hits (R-Texas Is A Hero on the House Floor!)

    02/19/2010 11:19:05 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 3 replies · 375+ views
    You Tube! ^ | Various | Ted Poe
    White House Trespassers Box of DoughnutsNY Times Won't Report Climategate Digging A Deep Hole of DebtThe States Are Fighting Back!Ted has lots of good stuff on his YOUTUBE page.
  • Edgar Allen Poe traditional birthday grave site visit ended last night.

    01/19/2010 3:15:36 PM PST · by Freakdog · 44 replies · 1,266+ views
    The traditional visit by an unknown shadowy figure who has left 3 roses and a half bottle of cognac on Edgar Allen Poes grave,failed to show up last night.
  • Debate over Poe burial site rages

    01/19/2010 6:42:09 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,317+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 17, 2010
    RICHMOND, Va.- A representative for the family of Edgar Allan Poe said the body of the late U.S. author should not be moved from Baltimore despite claims to the contrary. The Baltimore Sun said Sunday while some individuals have called for Poe's remains to be relocated to a U.S. city other than Baltimore, a man whose great-grandfather was the late author's cousin rejected such claims Saturday. "In the spirit of fairness, the family simply cannot agree to move the body just yet," Harry Lee Poe said in Richmond, Va. Baltimore, Boston and Richmond are among the cities laying claim to...
  • Fluoridation bill passes NJ Senate panel

    12/11/2009 6:55:13 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 67 replies · 2,009+ views
    Water Tech Online ^ | 12/9/09 | Water Tech Online
     TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Senate’s health committee on December 7 passed a bill that would require fluoride to be added to public water supplies throughout the state, The Star-Ledger reported December 8. Environmental advocates, utility companies and some parents object to the bill (A3709/S2856), which would require public and private water utilities to start adding fluoride within a year of the law’s enactment. Some lawmakers say the bill would be too costly to the consumer, yet the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted 6-0 with three abstentions to approve the bill. There are more than...
  • 160 years after his death, Edgar Allan Poe finally to get proper funeral

    10/06/2009 10:47:11 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies · 2,650+ views
    canadianpress ^ | 2 hours ago | Ben Nuckols
    BALTIMORE — It's been a good 200th anniversary year for Edgar Allan Poe. The master of gothic horror has been celebrated at events in several cities to mark the bicentennial of his birth. And on Sunday in Baltimore, he'll get the funeral he never had. Fewer than 10 people attended Poe's funeral when he died in October 1849 at age 40. His cousin, Neilson Poe, never announced the great writer's death publicly. Because of intense interest, Baltimore will host two funerals. Each is expected to draw about 350 people to Westminster Hall, the former church adjacent to Poe's grave. Actors...