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  • Sheriff: Three teen girls dead after stolen car crashes into cemetery pond (St. Petersburg FL)

    03/31/2016 5:22:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 110 replies
    Bay News 9, Tampa Bay ^ | Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4:15 PM | Fallon Silcox
    hree teenage girls died early Thursday when a stolen car they were in crashed into a pond at a cemetery in St. Petersburg. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri identified the three teenagers who died as Ashaunti N. Butler and Laniya Miller, both 15, and Dominique M. Battle, 16. Gualtieri said all three girls had criminal histories for grand theft auto. He said between the three of them, they had been arrested for grand theft auto seven times in the past year. According to Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, the girls stole the 1998 gold Honda Accord from a Walmart in the...
  • On bitterly cold night, Birmingham's homeless warming station used for Sanders rally

    01/20/2016 4:19:54 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 7 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | 01/19/2016 | Jeremy Gray
    With temperatures in Birmingham expected to dropped to 20 overnight Monday -- the lowest temperature thus far in 2016 -- the place where the city‘s homeless usually go to seek shelter from the cold was unavailable. Boutwell Auditorium, typically used as a warming station in such situations, was not available Monday night because presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of thousands. Factoring in wind chill, it was expected to feel more like 15 degrees on the streets of Birmingham. Last week, the auditorium housed about 300 people a night when it served as a warming station for three...
  • CORONA: Stinky strategy punishes package pilferers(Corona, California)

    12/23/2015 12:01:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Anne Millerbernd
    CORONA: Stinky strategy punishes package pilferers Corona-area residents are setting out prop packages filled with poo to prevent pilfering. They say mail thieves are getting out of control in their neighborhoods. Fed up with thieves stealing their precious packages, Corona-area residents have banded together to teach them a smelly lesson. "They're calling it a movement," said Michaela Roekle, who set a box of her own out a few days ago. In a prop package with a fake address label attached, Roekle placed a special gift from her son, Braven, and dog, Midnight. It's sat on her stoop Tuesday, waiting for...
  • Budweiser losing the battle with craft beers

    02/26/2015 6:53:09 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 179 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2015
    Anheuser-Busch InBev is having a tough time getting millennials to crack open a can of Budweiser. The world’s biggest brewer said Thursday that falling unemployment and “premium” brands are boosting overall beer sales in the US, its biggest market. But the company is struggling to market Bud — the 139-year-old American brand with blue-collar roots — to younger drinkers, who prefer craft brews and bourbon.
  • Harry Reid Might Lose Eyesight After Exercise Injury

    01/09/2015 3:38:39 PM PST · by PROCON · 136 replies
    mediaite ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Tina Nguyen
    In an interview with KNPR that aired this morning, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) revealed that an exercise injury he suffered on New Year’s Day may leave him blind in one eye. “I had a serious injury in my eye, there’s blood accumulation there, and we’re hoping that resolves itself,” he said. “As long as the blood is in the eye, it’s hard to see.” The 75-year-old Reid was exercising in his own home with resistance bands when one snapped, flying into his eye and knocking him backwards, breaking three ribs and suffering a concussion. Reid added that he...
  • Schadenfreude-tastic: Pity party thrown for Harvard faculty who loved Obamacare until it hit THEM

    01/05/2015 11:02:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies ^ | 1/5/15
    Get your tiny violins out and prepare to play a sad song at the pity party of the week:The effects of laws they call for obviously were never intended to be felt by them: For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar. Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes...
  • Jumbo squids attack Greenpeace submarine

    10/14/2014 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 52 replies ^ | October 13, 2014 | Michelle Starr
    A two-man Greenpeace submarine has been attacked by squids on an expedition in the Bering Sea -- and all the gory details were captured in a Vine.
  • Man Buys 23 Burger King Apple Pies to Spite a Small (Spoiled Rotten, Bratty) Child

    08/07/2014 7:24:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 128 replies ^ |
    <p>Apparently, after waiting in line in front of a careless mother and her screaming small child, a man who was having a bad day (and had a headache) decided to ruin that family's day: The child was screaming "I want fucking pie!" so the man bought up every last pie — all 23 of them — and walked out of the Burger King location, turning only to see the enraged mother and child, helpless as the cashier told them that the restaurant had just sold out of pie.</p>
  • Mosque Doubles as Bomb Factory, Until Accident - Taliban Leader Among 5 Dead Rebels in Explosion

    04/20/2014 11:35:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Khamma Oress ^ | Sat Apr 19 2014 | Ghanizada
    Taliban leader among 5 rebels killed in Ghazni mosque explosion A local Taliban commander was among five militants killed following an explosion inside a mosque in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. Local government officials said the militants were killed while they were making an improvised explosive device (IED) to carry out a roadside bomb explosion. Deputy provincial governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said the incident took place on Saturday morning in western party of Ghazni city. Ahmadi further added that the Taliban commander was recognized as Mullah Sadiq who was killed along with four other militants following the explosion. The Taliban...
  • Mozilla registers swell of negative feedback following Eich ouster

    04/05/2014 5:51:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-5-2014 | Chuck Ross
    Mozilla, the company that operates the web browser Firefox, experienced its highest level of negative customer feedback the day after its embattled co-founder Brendan Eich resigned as CEO after gay rights activists objected to his appointment. On Thursday, Mozilla forced Eich to resign just two weeks after hiring him. At issue was a $1,000 donation Eich gave in 2008 in support of California’s Proposition 8, a successful ballot initiative which banned gay marriage. The decision to remove the man who invented the web scripting language JavaScipt did not sit well with many customers — many of them pelted Mozilla’s website...
  • Hevron Arabs Kick Out Leftist Activists near Peace House (Israel)

    04/02/2014 7:09:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 4/2/2014, 1:14 PM | Iddo Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar
    Roughly 20 extreme-left activists and Arab protesters arrived at Hevron in Judea this week, but their plans to spark a confrontation with Jewish residents of the “Peace House” and IDF soldiers were upset, as local Arab residents kicked them out of the city. The activists had arrived with cameras and the flags of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), hoping to spark clashes with Jews in Peace House, the Hevron building that in early March finally was recognized by the Supreme Court as having been duly purchased by its Jewish owners, after a six-year-long trial and a ten-year-long struggle. To the...
  • (Ha, Ha!) Al Qaeda Operatives in Yemen Accidently Blow Themselves Up While Handling Car Bombs

    03/17/2014 7:32:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, March 17, 2014, | New York Daily News
    Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen accidently blow themselves up while handling car bombs Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the men — one Saudi and two Yemenis — as Al Qaeda terrorists. They were outfitting a car with explosives Sunday when the accident occurred. SANAA, Yemen — Three Al Qaeda operatives accidentally blew themselves up while outfitting a car with explosives, Yemen security officials said. Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the three, one Saudi and two Yemenis, as Al Qaeda terrorists. The group is known to be active in the province’s Habban region, where the...
  • Burned Georgia Tech Student Dies From Injuries (Iranian Grad Student Was Making Molotov Firebombs)

    03/12/2014 7:39:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Alexis Stevens
    Burned Georgia Tech student dies from injuries The Georgia Tech graduate student burned over 90 percent of his body last month died Thursday, the Institute said. Saamer Akhshabi was burned in a Feb. 4 explosion inside his apartment, where investigators found a suspected Molotov cocktail and several plastic bottles filled with gasoline and kerosene. Akhshabi, 26, was transported in critical condition to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died early Thursday, Georgia Tech shared with the campus. "We have worked closely with other law enforcement agencies during the investigation of this tragic incident," Robert Connolly, interim police chief for Georgia Tech,...
  • And The Person Who Foresaw It All Is…

    03/02/2014 6:17:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Haaretz Daily ^ | March 1, 2014
    The was a time when everyone loved making fun of GOP vice presidential canidate Sarah Palin. It’s her turn to get the final laugh. As CBS recounts, in October 2008, after Russia’s invasion of neighboring Georgia emerged as a foreign policy flashpoint in the homestretch of a heated campaign, Palin told an audience in Nevada, “After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.” Just as amusing was the response to Palin’s comments by foreign policy...
  • GUN STUN: Gun control activist swears he forgot he was carrying gun while visiting school

    02/10/2014 11:06:25 AM PST · by celmak · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2014 | Eric owens
    A Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who is well known locally for pushing for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law has been arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school.
  • Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

    "BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said."

    02/08/2014 6:01:50 PM PST · by bkopto · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    In a variation of the nationwide “Knockout Game,” billionaire ultra liberal George Soros’s ex-girlfriend suckerpunched him in the head during a deposition in their palimony law suit. In a vivid display of profanity, Adriana Ferreyr, a South American soap actress, screamed at the Hungarian- born businessman, calling him an “a--hole!” and a “piece of s--t!” For good measure, she knocked the glasses off his California lawyer Martin Singer, berated his other lawyer William Zabel, and then scorched her own high powered attorney William Beslow with more obscene language, according to papers filed Friday by Singer. Unlike typical knockout game assailants,...
  • (Poetic Justice) At Least 125 Palestinians Injured While Torturing Livestock Animals in Gaza

    10/16/2013 7:39:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Israel Today Staff
    Palestinians Injured While Torturing Cattle At least 125 Palestinians in Gaza were wounded while torturing and slaughtering cattle in the streets as part of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha, Palestinian media reported. Gaza has five official slaughterhouses, but wait times were hours long, so a great many Gazans decided to do their own public butchering for the holiday, which is typically accompanied by much feasting. But, as videos and pictures posted to the Internet revealed, many of the Palestinians did not contend themselves to simply slaughtering the animals, but first engaged in what can only be described as...
  • WBAI, Pacifica Radio in New York City, Lays Off News Department, and Most On-Air Talent

    08/09/2013 4:23:49 PM PDT · by Drango · 62 replies
    Village voice ^ | August 09, 2013 | Tessa Stuart
    Summer Reese, interim executive director of the Pacifica Radio Network, choked up as she announced this afternoon that legendary New York radio station WBAI was laying off its entire news department, and the majority of on-air talent, effective Monday. WBAI, the station where Pacifica's flagship program, Democracy NOW!, was founded, has broadcast on 99.5 since 1960. Andrew Phillips, former general manager of KPFA, Pacifica's Berkeley, California, station, has been appointed interim program director. The station's general manager, Berthold Reimers, and interim development director, Andrea Katz, will also stay on board. "Today I have concluded union negotiations with SAG-AFTRA, regarding proposed...
  • Hollywood braces for Obamacare (Karma alert!)

    06/29/2013 1:45:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-27-2013 | Ashe Schow
    June 27, 2013 Hollywood braces for Obamacare Ashe Schow Hollywood, which helped sell Obamacare by promoting it in TV shows and is now being recruited by the Obama administration to make the unpopular law look "cool" to youths, is bracing itself for the law's implementation."It's a morass of regulations and requirements, and everyone's trying to figure out what their exposure is," Eric Belcher, president and CEO of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, told the Hollywood Reporter. "[Obamacare] is thousands of pages and it wasn't written with this industry in mind."The entertainment industry is already having difficulty determining whether employees can...
  • (Tali-BOOM!) 3 Taliban Militants Mistakenly Blow Themselves Up in Afghanistan

    06/25/2013 6:39:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, June 24, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    3 Taliban militants mistakenly blow themselves up in Afghanistan Three Taliban militants blew themselves up while trying to place an IED along a road in Afghanistan on Monday. One of the militants was a local leader, named Qari Dad Mohammad, Xinhua reported. They were putting the improvised explosive device in Kunduz city, which is the capital or northern Kunduz province, and it detonated prematurely, police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Husainni said, to Xinhua. The Taliban didn’t immediately comment.
  • Islamic Kangaroo Court ... Man Attempts to Behead Judge in Court

    06/19/2013 7:06:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Saturday Tribune ^ | Saturday, 24 November 2012 | Muhammad Sabiu, Gusau
    • Man attempts to behead judge in court • To appear in court on Monday THERE was pandemonium on the premises of the City Higher Sharia Court, Kanwurin Sarki, Gusau in Zamfara State, as a 27-year-old man, Safiyanu Musa, stormed the court with a cutlass and attempted to behead the judge, Alhaji Hadi Sani Gusau. Eyewitnesses told the Saturday Tribune that Musa broke into the court session about 11.30 a.m. a few days ago charging at the judge and announcing his intention to kill him. The judge was said to have, in an earlier judgment a year ago, sentenced Musa...
  • Armed carjacker meets armed citizen

    06/11/2013 6:05:38 PM PDT · by Doogle · 37 replies
    YT ^ | 5/21/13 | delcon six
    Armed Robbery on videotape goes wrong in Venezuela (No Sound)
  • J.C. Penney fires CEO after plummeting sales following gay ad campaign

    04/11/2013 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 82 replies
    Life News ^ | Family Research Center
    April 11, 2013 (Family Research Council) - Plenty of companies have argued that natural marriage is "bad for business"--but they'll have a tough time persuading J.C. Penney. After a series of radical decisions, the retailer is struggling to survive a 25 percent drop in sales. It started in 2011 when the company hired Ellen DeGeneres, a vocal proponent of same-sex "marriage" as its spokesperson. The choice drew fire from organizations like the American Family Association (AFA) because it was a departure from the store's longstanding values. When AFA's One Million Moms complained, J.C. Penney's new CEO, Ron Johnson, stubbornly dug...
  • Suspected Tagger Found Dead, Dangling 9 Stories Up on Office Tower (Graffiti Punk Meets Doom)

    04/02/2013 7:31:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 2, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
    Suspected tagger found dead, hanging 9 stories up on office tower A man whose body was found hanging from a downtown Sacramento building Monday, nine stories up, appears to be a tagger who was attempting the vandalize the property, authorities say. The man had used rope to tie himself in a seated position like a rappeller, authorities said. The rope was tied off with a window washing anchor, and fire officials believe that that anchor could have held his weight. But they don't think he was a window washer.
  • Man steals phone from Ebola patient, gets infected

    08/27/2012 9:33:06 PM PDT · by verum ago · 27 replies
    The Daily Monitor ^ | 26 August 2012 | Francis Mugerwa
    Security and medical officials in Kibaale District have registered a case in which a man allegedly went in an isolation ward at Kagadi Hospital and stole a cellular phone from one of the Ebola patients. The 40-year-old resident of Kyakabugahya LCI in Kagadi Town Council travelled about three kilometers to the hospital to apparently obtain a phone estimated to be valued at Shs60,000 more than two weeks ago. The suspect allegedly broke into the isolation ward on the night of Tuesday August 14, undetected by hospital guards. The patient, who has since succumbed to the deadly hemorrhagic fever, then reported...
  • WHAT? Andrea Saul Uses Romneycare to Slam Obama 'Cancer' Ad???

    08/09/2012 4:44:28 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 48 replies ^ | 08/09/12 | Matt Vespa
    RedState’s Erick Erickson tweeted this could be the moment when Mitt Romney lost the election. In an interview of Fox News, Romney Press Secretary Andrea Saul decided to invoke Romneycare as a counterpoint to the despicable narrative being pushed by Priorities USA. I’m sure you’ve seen the infamous ‘cancer ad.’ Business Insider reported on August 8th that: …In defending Romney, she [Saul] veered way off message, explaining that if the steelworker, Joe Soptic, had lived in Massachusetts, he and his wife would have been able to get health insurance under Romney’s health-care reform legislation.Here’s what she told Fox anchor Bill...
  • Erupting Urinal Soaks House Press Gallery

    06/04/2012 1:28:44 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 4, 2012 | Billy House
    A big splash occurred on Monday morning at the House Press Gallery in the U.S. Capitol. No, this wasn’t one of those unexpected guest appearances for celebrities to talk to reporters about some favorite cause. This splash came from an exploding urinal. More specifically, something suddenly broke in the piping of the third-floor urinal, and water began spewing from beneath the men’s room door. As the water flowed, it first surrounded the Associated Press’s working area, then spread toward both ends of the gallery, which was occupied by fewer than usual reporters and staffers, because the House is out of...
  • Anonymous members tricked into giving up bank details

    03/05/2012 8:29:12 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 2 replies
    New Scientist ^ | March 2, 2012 | Jacob Aron
    In January the group decided to hit the websites of the US Department of Justice and various media companies in response to the takedown of file storage site Megaupload, providing a guide on Pastebin for those who wished to take part in the attacks. Symantec says that an attacker appears to have copied that guide and inserted their own version of the Slowloris software containing a secret Trojan that downloaded a copy of Zeus, a piece of malware often used to take control of an infected computer.
  • City takes aim at rich, famous like Alec Baldwin, Derek Jeter, who may be fibbing on where they live

    01/24/2011 4:09:33 PM PST · by jakerobins · 44 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 4:00 AM | Barbara Ross
    Actor Alec Baldwin has joined a list of elite New Yorkers targeted by tax collectors who think they're fibbing about where they really live to dodge New York City income taxes. In recent years, auditors have confronted hundreds of super-wealthy New Yorkers over the residency rules - including star Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter. Facing shrinking revenues, the state has ramped up its pursuit of suspected tax dodgers, hiring 189 new auditors and - for the first time - making filers swear under oath on tax forms as to how many days they "spend in New York City." If it's more...
  • Change! Iranian Regime Wants Obama Tried By International Tribunal [Hey, works for me...]

    04/12/2010 11:28:59 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 56 replies · 1,247+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/12/10 | Jim Hoft
    Hojjatoleslam Mir Tajeddini wants Obama tried by international tribunal for threatening Iran. A top Iranian regime offiicial blasted Barack Obama today for his threatening comments about a nuclear attack on Iran. Vice-President for Parliamentary Affairs, Hojjatoleslam Mir Tajeddini, told reporters that Obama should be tried in an international tribunal. Fars News reported: A senior Iranian official on Monday blasted US President Barack Obama for his recent threat of a nuclear attack against Iran, urging that Obama should be tried in a tribunal for uttering “criminal” statements against Tehran.“Obama has uttered dangerous remarks and sanctioned atomic attack and nuclear bombardment of...
  • Stunningly Brave Israeli Officer Uses Hamas Thug as a Shield Against the Thug's own Grenade

    03/01/2010 9:30:29 PM PST · by Tigen · 25 replies · 1,640+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | 1-22-09 | Bill Dupray
    (Just a reminder for the Muhammadans with evil intent) Tigen VIDEO AT LINK This is an amazing video of a couple of Israeli officers who unwittingly stumble across two Hamas terrorists. There is some gun play and one Hamas goon throws a grenade at the officers, and misses. When he throws a second grenade, one of the officers, instead of running away, runs toward the guy, picks him up, and uses the terrorist's body as a shield against the blast. Result . . . two dead terrorists, no dead Israelis. The video and subtitles are tough to follow at first,...
  • Mooning German gets trousers caught in moving train

    10/14/2009 5:06:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1,576+ views ^ | Oct. 14, 2009
    A German man mooning at railway staff in a departing train got his trousers caught in a carriage door and ended up being dragged half naked along the platform, out of the station and onto the tracks. The 22-year-old journalism student shoved his backside against the window of a low-slung double-decker train when staff forced him off in Lauenbrueck for travelling without a ticket, a spokesman for police in the northern city of Bremen said. "It's a miracle he wasn't badly hurt," the spokesman said on Monday. "This sort of thing can end up killing you." Instead, dangling by his...
  • Look Back and Laugh: Letterman Jokes About Sex Scandals

    10/02/2009 5:40:13 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 10 replies · 997+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | October 1, 2009 | John
    Apparently someone tried to blackmail David Letterman by threatening to out several affairs he has had with female staffers on his show. Now, for the record I don’t support anyone trying to blackmail Letterman or anyone else. It’s creepy and wrong. The guy has a six year old and I feel very sorry for that kid who is about to have a rough couple years. I hope the guy who did this goes to jail for a decent stretch. That said, it also occurs to me that this is more than a bit…ironic. Letterman has made a career out of...
  • Sludge in the Garden

    07/31/2009 3:19:19 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 18 replies · 1,071+ views
    Yahoo! Buzz ^ | July 31,2009 | Mike Krumboltz
    New homes are full of questions and possibilities. What color to paint the walls? How to arrange the furniture? What to plant in the garden? The Obama family must have asked a lot of those same questions when they moved into the White House. However, the first lady's dreams of growing an organic vegetable garden have been dragged down by a previous resident that refuses to leave: sludge.
  • "Access Hollywood" executive bitten by rattlesnake

    07/14/2009 6:56:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 1,354+ views
    The Temecula Valley News ^ | Sunday, July 12th, 2009. | Local News
    "Access Hollywood" executive bitten by rattlesnake Editorial Note: While this story is outside our local area, we thought it important to remind people to be careful of rattlesnakes. Sunday, July 12th, 2009.Issue 28, Volume 9. An "Access Hollywood'' executive bitten by a rattlesnake -- just in time to put her out of action on the Michael Jackson story -- is expected back at work tomorrow after a nasty reaction and two-week recovery that required 22 vials of antivenin, she said today. Sharon Smith's disastrous encounter with the cold-blooded viper occurred June 27 at a roadside rest area on U.S. 101...
  • Credit Suisse Gives Bankers Unusual Plan for Bonuses

    12/19/2008 8:57:57 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 23 replies · 869+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-19-2008 | Heidi N Moore
    ome Credit Suisse Group bankers were left reeling after the bank said it would pay a substantial percentage of their 2008 compensation with an illiquid group of junk bonds, mortgage-backed securities and corporate loans. The move Thursday represents a radical revamp for the Swiss bank, which posted as much as $4.6 billion in losses so far this year, a number that could increase when it announces full-year earnings. For years bankers had received about half their compensation in cash, and the rest in stock. This year, up to 80% of the stock portion will come via what Credit Suisse is...
  • McCain's Frankenstein

    10/17/2008 11:31:18 AM PDT · by walford · 41 replies · 1,022+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 16, 2008 | Washinton Times Editorial Staff
    John McCain's come-from-behind bid for the presidency is being damaged by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, better known as the McCain-Feingold bill. The workings of McCain-Feingold and the Democratic Party's huge fund-raising advantage have left Mr. McCain debilitatingly dependent on the $85 million in taxpayer financing he received last month. The Politico newspaper reported yesterday that Mr. Obama is outspending the combined McCain campaign/Republican National Committee campaign effort by as much as 8-1, and that probably understates Mr. McCain's disadvantage. In the first three weeks of September, Mr. Obama ran 1,342 television commercials in the Washington media market,...
  • Poll: Obama has huge lead among Hispanics

    07/24/2008 7:16:13 PM PDT · by CaspersGh0sts · 47 replies · 130+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 24, 2008 | lclark
    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama has picked up support from nearly all the Hispanics who voted for his rival Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries, giving him a nearly 3-1 lead over John McCain, according to a new poll. Results of the Pew Hispanic Center survey show Obama with 66 percent of the Hispanic vote to McCain's 23 percent. The results represent a ''sharp reversal'' in Obama's fortunes from the primaries, when he lost the Latino vote to Clinton by nearly 2-1, prompting speculation that Hispanics were leery of voting for a black candidate, said Susan Minushkin, the center's deputy director....
  • Obama's Campaign Office Robbed

    07/12/2008 9:42:13 PM PDT · by Westlander · 40 replies · 150+ views ^ | 7-12-2008 |
    The Detroit campaign office of Presidential hopeful Barack Obama was targeted by thieves.
  • Child luring suspect found beaten

    09/06/2007 12:04:54 PM PDT · by steel_resolve · 44 replies · 1,730+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Thursday, September 06, 2007 | Jim McKinnon
    Vigilantes attacked a Beaver County man Tuesday because he allegedly tried to lure two children into his Economy Village home, Ambridge police said. Police who found the bleeding man, Kenneth Newingham, outside his home later charged him with attempted luring. The suspect told police he did not know his attackers and no charges have been filed in connection with the beating. Investigators said Mr. Newingham, 43, had been inviting children to his home since last month. Only once did any of them accept, police said. On Tuesday evening he tried to lure a 10-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl who...
  • Reporter Who Called Bush ‘Idiot’ for Segway Fall Cracks Ribs in Fall from Contraption

    09/03/2007 3:14:37 PM PDT · by rfp1234 · 101 replies · 5,796+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | 09/03/2007 | Breitbart TV
    The ex-newspaper editor took great delight in making fun of President Bush for falling off a Segway - the two-wheeled, motorised, gyroscopically balanced scooter that, its makers promise, will never fall over. However, he was bitten by karma and suffered the same fate as Bush.
  • Man who posed as Marine hero sentenced to tend military graves

    07/31/2007 7:32:07 AM PDT · by RDTF · 19 replies · 961+ views
    Seattlepi ^ | July 31, 2007 | MIKE BARBER
    For pretending that he was a decorated U.S. military veteran, 59-year-old Reggie L. Buddle of Puyallup must tend to the graves of those who really were. U.S. Magistrate Kelly Arnold in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on Monday sentenced the counterfeit Vietnam vet to two years' probation and 500 hours laboring at Tahoma National Cemetery for posing as a decorated U.S. Marine captain and military chaplain in 2005 and 2006. Buddle, who never was in the Marine Corps, pleaded guilty in April to unlawful wearing of U.S. military medals and decorations. That followed an investigation by the inspector general of...
  • Peace Activists, UN Workers Killed In Hamas Offensive

    06/20/2007 7:10:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies · 1,082+ views
    Israel Today ^ | Tuesday, June 19, 2007 | Staff Writer
    Headline News Tuesday, June 19, 2007 by Staff Writer Peace activists, UN workers killed in Hamas offensive During the final hours of Hamas' military conquest of the Gaza Strip last Thursday, two peace activists and a pair of UN aid workers were gunned down by members of the terror group. The first incident occurred when some 1,000 unarmed Palestinian demonstrators marched in Gaza City demanding that Hamas end its murderous rampage, reported Ha'aretz. As the protesters approached a Hamas position, militants opened fire, killing two people and sending the rest scattering in fear. Shortly after, two employees of the UN...
  • Woman Bites Penis To Deter Attacker (Attempted Rape)

    06/17/2007 4:26:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 64 replies · 2,462+ views
    Cyprus Mail ^ | Cyprus Mail 2007 | Leo Leonidou
    Woman bites penis to deter attacker By Leo Leonidou POLICE AND hospitals in Ayia Napa are on the lookout for a man who had his penis bitten by a woman who rejected his sexual advances. The incident took place in the early hours of Friday morning on the party town’s Krio Nero Avenue. The 21-year-old Austrian, who works in a local hotel, was taking a walk with a friend when two young men approached them on mopeds. According to her statement, the men offered to take them for a stroll and a drink along the beach. The women accepted but...
  • Has Socialized Medicine Killed Fidel Castro?

    01/17/2007 1:49:11 PM PST · by Patrick1 · 32 replies · 1,100+ views
    Classical Values ^ | 01/17/07 | Patrick1
    Is socialized medicine worth dying for? It appears that one of the great pioneers of socialized medicine, Fidel Castro, may soon die as a result of what appears to be bad health care: U.S. doctors said Tuesday's report in El Pais suggested Castro had received questionable or even botched care. "It sounds like they tried to spare him the colostomy, which would have been the safer and more conservative approach," said Dr. Meyer Solny, a gastrointestinal expert at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Botched care? Under socialized medicine? Am I supposed to be surprised? One of Fidel's best known slogans was...
  • Bonds Hits No. 715, and Radio Goes Dead

    05/29/2006 11:42:01 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 19 replies · 410+ views
    Associated Press (via Houston Chronicle) ^ | May 28, 2006 | JANIE McCAULEY
    SAN FRANCISCO — The broadcast went dead at the worst of all moments, and thousands of Bay Area fans listening on radio missed Barry Bonds' 715th homer. They could not hear the radio account Sunday because the microphone of play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming stopped working at precisely the wrong time. Flemming had begun the call at the beginning of Bonds' fourth-inning at-bat before his hand-held mike quit during the broadcast on the Giants' flagship station, KNBR. "Three-and-two. Finley runs. The payoff pitch, a swing and a drive to deep cen ..." _ that's all Northern California listeners got when Bonds...
  • Naked Fla. Man Shocked In Genitals By Taser

    11/22/2005 7:11:27 AM PST · by Millee · 60 replies · 2,775+ views
    AP ^ | 11/22/05 | Staff
    A naked man was accidentally shocked in the genitals by a Taser after he was found breaking windows and asking women to touch him in appropriately, police said. Jeremy J. Miljour, 26, of Bonita Springs, attempted to run when approached by Lee County sheriff's deputies Saturday. When he ignored requested to stop, Deputy Daniel Hollywood shot Miljour with a Taser. One of the Taser prongs accidentally hit Miljour's genitals and got stuck, said Cpl. Matt Chitwood. Officers are taught to aim for the torso, but it was difficult for officers to aim because Miljour was moving, Chitwood said. "The Taser...
  • Tidal Wave of Support for Souter "Lost Liberty Hotel"

    06/30/2005 3:17:16 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 166 replies · 5,159+ views
    dakota voice ^ | 6/29/05 | bob ellis
    Tidal Wave of Support for Souter "Lost Liberty Hotel" Town being "inundated" concerning proposal to take judges' home By Bob ellis dakota voice Just 24 hours after plans to exercise the new eminent domain rules set forth by U.S. Supreme Court Judge David H. Souter in the Kelo v. New London case to take Judge Souter's home to build a hotel on the property, a deluge of inquiries and communiqués of support for the effort have swamped the town of Weare, New Hampshire where the judge lives. As Dakota Voice and others reported yesterday, Logan Darrow Clements, CEO of Freestar...
  • Sex Offender Kills Self Over Neighborhood Signs

    04/22/2005 11:19:32 AM PDT · by halieus · 351 replies · 7,147+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2005 | AP
    OCALA, Fla. — A convicted sex offender apparently committed suicide in despair over signs posted in his neighborhood calling him a child rapist. Clovis Claxton (search), 38, was found dead by his father with one of the signs beside his body. It was less than a day after his release from a psychiatric hospital. His mother blames Marion County (search) Commissioner Randy Harris (search) for her son's death. Harris proposed putting up flyers in the neighborhoods of sex offenders to alert neighbors.