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  • Piers Morgan Feuding With "Poisonous Twerp" Larry King Over Canceled Show Diss

    05/10/2014 4:46:04 AM PDT · by xp38 · 21 replies
    eonline ^ | May 9 2014 | Rebecca Macatee
    Piers Morgan does not take kindly to criticism—just ask Larry King! The 80-year-old journalist, who retired from Larry King Live in 2010 and now hosts Larry King Now on Hulu, told Howard Stern on Wednesday he felt CNN made a "mistake" picking Morgan to replace him. "I thought it was a mistake, one, to hire a Britisher [sic] in prime time," he said, "and, two, I thought that he made himself too much part of the show." In other words? There was "too much 'I'" on the now-canceled show, King said. It wasn't my kind of show," he clarified. "He...
  • Oklahoma Inmate Tasered, Had Self-Inflicted Wounds Day Of Execution, Docs Say

    05/01/2014 4:18:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    News On 6-TV ^ | May 1, 2014 | by Brandi Ball
    The director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Thursday released a timeline of events the day of Clayton Lockett's execution and presented it to Gov. Mary Fallin for review. The timeline says Lockett refused to be restrained when being escorted for X-rays early Tuesday morning ahead of his scheduled evening execution. Lockett denied commands by correctional officers, so they shocked him with a Taser at 5:06 a.m. When he was taken to a medical room, officials discovered a self-inflicted laceration on his right arm, initial treatment was given, and he was transported to the health care center. Lockett refused...
  • Records: Man in theater shooting also was texting

    03/13/2014 11:58:40 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 13, 2014 | Tamarah Lush/ Associated Press
    A former police officer accused of killing a man in a movie theater during a dispute over texting had used his own phone to send a message to his son minutes before the shooting, according to documents released Thursday by Florida prosecutors. Curtis Reeves' son, Matthew Reeves, told detectives that his father texted him at 1:04 p.m. Jan. 13, the documents show.... Matthew Reeves said he had walked into the dark theater while the previews were playing and looked around for his parents. It was then, investigators said, that Reeves shot 43-year-old Chad Oulson.... A judge ruled Wednesday that the...
  • Widow tells ‘GMA’: Put theater shooter in prison for life

    01/23/2014 8:42:56 AM PST · by 4Runner · 280 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | January 23, 2014 | Rick Mayer
    Nicole Oulson told a national television audience today that she wants Curtis Reeves, the man accused of killing her husband in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, to spend the rest of his life in prison. “He brought an unfair life sentence to me to have to raise my daughter alone, to have to live without the love of my life, for my daughter to grow up without her daddy by her side for graduation and marriage,” Oulson said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “It was so unnecessary, it was for no reason. So I want him behind bars and to...
  • 'I can't believe I've been shot': Last words of man killed by retired police captain (truncated)

    01/14/2014 2:04:00 PM PST · by centurion316 · 289 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 13, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A 43-year-old father was shot dead by a retired cop in a Florida cinema after a row about him texting his three-year-old daughter as they waited for the movie to start, witnesses said. Chad Oulson was shot in front of his wife and horrified movie-goers during an argument with 71-year-old Curtis Reeves. The victim's wife, Nicole, was injured in the shooting after holding her hands out to try to shield Mr Oulson during the confrontation at a movie theater near Tampa on Monday. After Reeves fired at his chest the victim was heard saying: 'I can't believe I got shot',...
  • Al-Qaeda: Death to Shi'ites for 'Damaging Mohammed's Legacy'

    12/07/2013 11:34:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13 | Tova Dvorin, Dalit Halevi
    Branch of al-Qaeda vows death to Shi'ites for 'cursing the prophet Mohammed'; urges terrorists to keep fighting in Iraq, Sinai peninsula. video A video has surfaced from the Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria advocating the systemic genocide of Shi'ite Muslims for allegedly "damaging Mohammed's legacy" in perpetrating their beliefs. The video opens with a speech from a judge in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been a focal point of territorial fighting between the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebel forces. The judge's job: to establish rule over...
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

    11/28/2013 7:06:28 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1973 | Charles Schulz
  • Popcorn: Democrats in Disarray, Debating Whether to Turn On Obamacare

    11/13/2013 8:07:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 52 replies ^ | 11/13/2013 | Guy Benson
    Bill Clinton's comments may have been the tipping point. Yesterday, the former president told an interviewer that the White House should keep its promise and honor its commitment on Obama's infamous "keep your plan" pledge. And if there's one person on planet earth whose reputation for honoring both the truth and personal commitments is -- ahem -- unimpeachable, it's him. Snark aside, Clinton's remarks were hugely impactful; not because he was expressing his own personal opinion, but because in doing so, he was extending a tacit permission slip to fellow Democrats. Message: It's okay to abandon Obama by starting to...
  • Exclusive Interview: 'There is a Place for Gays in Islam'

    10/15/2013 7:44:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Abdellah Taia, the only openly homosexual Moroccan writer, was in Venice to present his debut film, “Salvation Army”, adapted from his autobiographical novel about growing up gay in Morocco. FRANCE 24 sat down with Taia for an interview. By Jon FROSCH (text) In an edition of the Venice Film Festival notable for the prevalence of works grappling with global and societal woes (unemployment, terrorism, pollution, war), perhaps no film has blended the personal and the political as strikingly as Abdellah Taia’s “L’Armée du salut” (“Salvation Army”). A promising directorial debut presented in the independent “Critics’ Week” category on Wednesday, the...
  • Drunk American football fan drowns his sorrows in popcorn(video)

    10/01/2013 3:05:05 PM PDT · by oxcart · 5 replies
    ESPN/Dailyedge ^ | 10/01/13
    THIS WASHINGTON STATE fan is sticking it out till the bitter end. It’s raining, miserable, and his beloved WSU are losing to Stanford 41-3. At least he’s got his popcorn to console him, and hopefully someone to escort him home.
  • Syrian VP: Neither Side Can Win Militarily

    12/16/2012 3:31:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Neither side in the conflict in Syria can win using military methods, the country’s vice president has admitted. In an interview with the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, which will be published Monday and of which excerpts were released on Sunday, Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa said that “with every passing day, the military and political solutions get further away.” “The way events are heading will lead to an uncomfortable place where things will definitely go from bad to worse,” he told the newspaper. Al-Sharaa added, “We must be in the position of defending Syria’s existence. We are not in a battle...
  • Live Thread: Vice Presidential Debate 9:00 P.M. EDT 10/11/12 Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan

    10/11/2012 5:10:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,270 replies
    Commission on Presidential Debates ^ | Thursday, October 11, 2012
    All debates will take place from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Vice presidential debate: Thursday, October 11 Centre College, Danville, KY Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News Online links:C-SPANYouTube w/ ABC News/Yahoo! coverage
  • The Popinator

    Great invention for that person who has everything.
  • The Popinator (Video) (And now for something completely different.)

    09/18/2012 2:44:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 9-17-2012 | thepopinatorproject
    The Popinator Project by aims to change the popcorn eating experience by making it more fun. The idea behind The Popinator is to instantly deliver popcorn into a person's mouth just by saying the word "pop". The Popinator is able to pinpoint where in the room the spoken word originated from and shoot a piece of popcorn at it. The Popinator shoots up to 15 feet and is for inside use only.
  • Diacetyl chemical in artificial butter popcorn linked to Alzheimer's plaque build-up (microwave)

    08/12/2012 10:20:39 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 12 replies
    CBS news ^ | 8/9/12
    (CBS News) An ingredient used in artificial butter flavoring for popcorn may worsen the effects of an abnormal brain protein that's been linked to Alzheimer's disease. A new study in Chemical Research in Toxicology examined diacetyl (DA), an ingredient used to produce the buttery flavor and smell in microwave popcorn, margarine, candy, baked goods, and even pet food. It is also created naturally in fermented drinks like beer, and gives some chardonnay wines its buttery taste, according to the study. Scientists at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis conducted an analysis of DA, a chemical which previously has been linked...
  • First soda, now POPCORN: New York officials target nations favourite snack in obesity crackdown.

    06/13/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 77 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Health experts in New York want to widen the proposed ban on super-sized soda to include juices, milk shakes and even popcorn, it emerged today. Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to outlaw sugary drinks over 16 ounces (1 pint) in the city's restaurants, delis, food trucks, movie theatres and sporting arenas. Now officials charged with deciding on whether it should come into force have suggested they would be in favour of incorporating other unhealthy snacks.
  • Fire Engulfs Uncle Mark’s Popcorn Warehouse in Morganfield KY

    05/31/2012 2:56:17 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 10 replies
    1490 WOMI ^ | 05/30/2012 | Annie Jenkins
    Fire Engulfs Uncle Mark’s Popcore Warehouse in Morganfield KY Multiple fire crews in Union County, Kentucky, are working what witnesses are calling a “massive” fire at the Uncle Mark’s Popcorn Warehouse in Morganfield. The call first came in around 8:40 Wednesday night that a large warehouse in the area was on fire. When crews arrived, they discovered it was the Uncle Mark’s Popcorn facility. At 9:24pm, the Red Cross had dispatched volunteers with food and water to relieve the crews. Videographers from 14 News reported the flames were “bright as day” from as far as a mile away from the...
  • Israel Watches Syrian Factions Battle in Lebanon

    05/14/2012 3:24:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/5/12 | Chana Yaar
    Israeli defense personnel are watching closely as Syrian gunmen begin to carry their battle into Lebanese territory. Earlier this month, the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee issued an authorization for a call up for as many as 22 IDF battalions to guard the northern and southern fronts after hearing testimony from security officials. Almost immediately, six battalions were activated. Pro and anti-Syrian factions within the Lebanese population clashed in the streets of the Bab al-Tebbaneh neighborhood of Tripoli on Monday, firing assault rifles and rocket propelled grenades (RPGs). At least five were killed and 100 wounded by the third...
  • Evidence for Oldest Popcorn in South America Discovered

    01/21/2012 3:44:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Live Science ^ | 01/20/12 | Remy Melina
    Evidence for Oldest Popcorn in South America Discovered Remy Melina, LiveScience Staff Writer Date: 20 January 2012 Time: 10:50 AM ET They may not have had television sets, but ancient Peruvians did share one part of our movie-watching culture: popcorn. Researchers have found evidence that societies living along the coast of Peru were eating the air-filled snack about 1,000 years earlier than previously estimated — even predating the use of ceramic pottery. Corn husks, stalks, cobs and tassels (pollen-producing flowers on corn) dating from 6,700 to 3,000 years ago were unearthed at Paredones and Huaca Prieta, two sites on Peru's...
  • SHOCKER: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters

    10/28/2011 5:08:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 70 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 28 2011 | Glenn Reynolds
    SHOCKER: Report: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters. “Fights are erupting among Occupy Wall Street protesters, so much so that one corner of Zuccotti Park has emerged where protesters say they won’t go for fear of their safety, the New York Daily News is reporting.”
  • The Glaring Differences Between Palin & Perry

    08/19/2011 7:30:37 AM PDT · by onyx · 210 replies
    C4P ^ | August 19, 2011 | Stacey Drake
    The Glaring Differences Between Palin & Perry Posted on August 19 2011 - 9:14 AM - Posted by: Stacy Drake After his announcement last weekend, Rick Perry’s record has come under considerable scrutiny from the media and the blogs. One of the most notable items of discussion has been about an executive order that Perry signed, mandating young girls to receive the HPV vaccine known as Gardasil. It was so controversial that the Texas State Legislature stepped in and repealed the law just weeks after Perry had pushed it through.Tuesday evening, Michelle Malkin published a very detailed column about Perry’s...
  • Mitt Romney Saved by the Bell in Iowa as Burned Popcorn Triggers Fire Alarm

    05/27/2011 8:04:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5/27/11 | NewsCore
    Mitt Romney's speech to supporters in Des Moines Friday was cut short by a fire drill thanks to a bag of burning microwave popcorn. The former Massachusetts governor and soon-to-be official 2012 presidential candidate was fielding questions about his commitment to the first-in-the-nation state at Des Moines' State Historical Society of Iowa building when a fire drill forced him to cut his appearance short. "Discretion is the better part of valor," Romney said, urging people to head outside as the alarm sounded in the background. "I wasn't trying to get out of tough questions, I promise," he said later.
  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Mitt Romney as a Republican presidential candidate?

    05/19/2011 10:57:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 215 replies · 3+ views
    Bug Zapper ^ | May 19, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    We've got some real challenges facing us. FR was established to fight against government corruption, overstepping and abuse and to fight for a return to the limited constitutional government envisioned and set forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and other founding documents. One of the biggest cases of government corruption, overstepping and abuse that I know of is its disgraceful headlong slide into a socialist hell. Our founders never intended for abortion to be the law of the land. And they never intended the Supreme Court to be a legislative body. They never...
  • CBS Touts FDA Taking On 'Caloric Catastrophe' of Movie Theater Popcorn

    03/24/2011 3:18:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/24/11 | Kyle Drennen
    In a report for Thursday's CBS Early Show, contributor Taryn Winter Brill fretted over the impact of movie theater popcorn on Americans' waistlines: "Have you ever wondered how many calories you're actually consuming in that large popcorn with butter? You probably don't want to know. Pretty soon, though, you may not have a choice." Moments later, nutritionist Katherine Brooking declared the popular concession treat to be "a calorie bomb waiting to explode." Brill then touted a government solution to the problem: "Hoping to defuse this high caloric catastrophe, the FDA is working on a provision in the health care law...
  • Huffington's Plunder (Liberal journalist explains why people HATE liberals)

    03/01/2011 7:08:24 AM PST · by PanzerKardinal · 36 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 24, 2011 | Christ Hedges
    Any business owner who uses largely unpaid labor, with a handful of underpaid, nonunion employees, to build a company that is sold for a few hundred million dollars, no matter how he or she is introduced to you on the television screen, is not a liberal or a progressive. Those who take advantage of workers, whatever their outward ideological veneer, to make profits of that magnitude are charter members of the exploitative class. Dust off your Karl Marx. They are the enemies of working men and women. And they are also, in this case, sucking the lifeblood out of a...
  • Man shot dead for eating popcorn too loudly during Black Swan

    02/21/2011 11:21:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies · 3+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | February 21, 2011
    Police said they had arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of shooting a 42-year-old fellow audience member who later died of his wounds. The conflict took place as the credits rolled during a screen of the Oscar-nominated film "Black Swan", according to police in the Baltic state. Witnesses told the Latvian news agency Leta that it arose over how loudly the deceased man was eating his popcorn. Gun-crime is relatively rare in Latvia, a European Union nation of 2.2 million.
  • The Savior, the Master Teacher (Real LDS/Mormon)

    01/19/2011 4:41:41 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 20 replies
    The Savior, the Master Teacher    By Elder Jay E. JensenOf the Presidency of the SeventyJay E. Jensen, "The Savior, the Master Teacher", Ensign, Jan. 2011, 42–47   We are to feast upon the words of Christ—the scriptures—and, as He did, use them to teach and strengthen others.  Under the direction of His Father, Jesus Christ created worlds without number. He was the great Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament. He was born of a mortal mother, Mary, and of God the Eternal Father. He was the greatest being to live on earth. He said He came “to do the will of him...
  • Live Coverage: Memorial Service for Victims of Arizona Shooting Rampage to Begin at 8 p.m. ET

    01/12/2011 4:54:38 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 396 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 12, 2011 | FoxNews
    LIVE at 8 PM EST LINK to FoxNews
  • Grayson wants "Bozo" Gibbs fired

    08/12/2010 5:31:55 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 33 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11 August 10 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) Wednesday became the second congressional Democrat to call for White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' ouster, using colorful moniker to describe him. Gibbs raised the ire of liberals Tuesday when he told The Hill that some left-wing critics of the Obama administration "ought to be drug tested." Grayson, who is known for his boisterous comments, called Gibbs "Bozo the Spokesman."
  • Pelosi rips Gibbs's House prediction

    07/13/2010 7:51:13 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 41 replies · 4+ views
    Politico ^ | July 13, 2010 | Jonathon Blair
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bashed White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Tuesday night, even as the president's top spokesman continued to backpedal from his assertion that Democrats could lose control of the House in the November election. The fusillade from Pelosi and other Democrats at a closed-door meeting escalated an already fiery clash between the White House and its own party in Congress. During the tense evening meeting, the speaker grilled the top White House aide in attendance, senior legislative affairs staffer Dan Turton, about the impact of Gibbs' comments. "How could [Gibbs] know what is going on in our...
  • Followup: tried the JD's Bacon Salt sampler pack.

    07/06/2010 6:51:30 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 28 replies · 2+ views
    FR Chat thread | Tues, July 7th, 2010 | DGHoodini
    On hoagy62's suggestion, I bought a sampler pack of JD's Bacon Salt. (from Amazon) It had 4 different mixes: Original, Natural, Peppered, and Hickory. I have tried them all now, and I found them to be tasty. May favorite at present. is the Peppered, and the one I am least impressed by, is the Hickory. But that may be just a matter of taste buds, and that maybe I really didn't put enough of it on, to properly appreciate the taste. I am intrigued about the possibilities for using it in other dishes, the most natural one being eggs. But...
  • What's your favorite TV snack tip?

    05/29/2010 3:28:42 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 54 replies · 984+ views
    'Frasier' | 5/29/2010 | DGHoodini
    Was watching an episode of 'Frasier' a few days ago, and not germaing to the plot or scriptline, just what the characters were doing while talking.."Frasier" and "Niles" were in the kitchen, and while talking, "Niles made some microwave popcorn, and when it was done, he pulled the bag out, and emptied it into a bowl...No big shakes, hadn't really paid much attention to the actions, but as the scene carried on, 'Niles" pulled a bottle out of the fridge/cupboard, and sprinkled the popcorn wityh it...and *that* is what caught my attention, because while the bottle was small, and mostly...
  • Butter-flavor substitutes also raise alarms

    05/14/2010 10:19:31 AM PDT · by mlocher · 18 replies · 613+ views
    WBNS TV via ^ | May 12, 2010 | Anietra Hamper
    Stung by lawsuits, consumer complaints and politicians' calls for action, many food producers have stopped using a flavoring additive that's been linked to a debilitating, irreversible lung condition found in workers at popcorn factories. It turns out, though, that some of the chemicals used in place of the additive, diacetyl, might be just as dangerous - if not more so. Diacetyl has long been used to give microwave popcorn and other foods a buttery flavor. Preliminary studies suggest that one popular substitute, 2,3-pentanedione, causes the same tissue damage, say researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or...
  • Statement by Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on the Proposed Feb. 25 Health Care Summit

    02/13/2010 2:07:09 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies · 2,614+ views
    Statement by Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on the Proposed Feb. 25 Health Care Summit Washington, Feb 13 - House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after being informed of details about the health care summit being planned by congressional Democrats and the White House for February 25: "A productive bipartisan discussion should begin with a clean sheet of paper. We now know that instead of starting the 'bipartisan' health care 'summit' on Feb. 25 with a clean sheet of paper, the president and his party intend to arrive with a new bill written behind closed...
  • A Response to Robin L. West—“The Harms of Homeschooling”

    01/05/2010 2:18:36 PM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 323 replies · 5,858+ views
    HSLDA ^ | January 5th 2010 | Unknown
    While the number of people in academia who are openly critical of homeschooling are few, every now and again an article will be published in a university periodical which attacks homeschooling. The critics in academia come from the far left of the political spectrum. One such critic, Robin L. West of the Georgetown University Law Center, recently published an article titled “The Harms of Homeschooling,” which appeared in the Summer/Fall 2009 issue of the University of Maryland’s Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly. Before we answer the specific charges Ms. West makes against homeschooling we’d just like to give you a...
  • Harming the Homeless - An Update (VANITY)

    12/30/2009 5:35:03 AM PST · by SouthWall · 3 replies · 484+ views
    Update: I've lost fifty pounds. I eat less. I still don't like the hassle of beggars, but I can always say No. I eat very little popcorn: only that popped at home.
  • Yummi mail: Bacon-flavor envelopes

    11/19/2009 8:48:51 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 12 replies · 461+ views ^ | 11-1809 | Annie Colbert
    Usually the post office ranks right above the DMV as the least exciting place on earth, but imagine the joy you could offer to your fellow frustrated shippers with the gift of bacon, no skillet or greasy fingers required. That’s right, bacon lovers, crankiness at the post office could be a thing of the past if everyone stocked up on bacon-flavored envelopes. J&D’s sells a pack of 25 for only $6.99 and also features a wide variety of other bacon-flavored goodies like Bacon Lip Balm and Bacon Popcorn. Hmm, now if only the DMV could create bacon-flavored driver licenses.
  • Halloween Costume Contest (real vanity)

    10/12/2009 11:44:53 PM PDT · by Global2010 · 15 replies · 1,620+ views
    10/09 | Vanity
    OK FReepers. KV has hand picked his costume for this years contest in our area. He has not entered this particular contest in 7yrs since he won 2nd prize the last time. So he is on the comeback. His choice is. The Custom Purple Pimp suit w/necklass bling Adorning his WC is Lil Acorns. He will have some Good Cigars on board (yes they can smoke them where he is going) For some reason he chose to have a life size stand up attached to the back of his WC of a box of Popcorn. As his careprovider/mom I am...
  • Marine Corps bans pit bulls, Rottweilers at Camp Pendleton, other bases

    10/10/2009 10:23:44 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 36 replies · 1,405+ views
    The Marine Corps is moving to ban dogs with aggressive temperaments from Camp Pendleton and other bases under a policy developed after a 3-year-old boy at Camp Lejeune, N.C., was fatally bitten by a pit bull. The banned breeds are pit bulls, Rottweilers and wolf hybrids. Families moving into base housing are no longer allowed to bring those breeds. Families already in housing can keep their dogs until Sept. 30, 2012, but only if they receive a "good-dog" waiver.
  • Dean: Jones' Resignation a 'Loss for the Country'

    09/06/2009 7:19:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 1,827+ views
    Dean: Jones' Resignation a 'Loss for the Country' The former presidential candidate vigorously defends Van Jones, who resigned in the wake of criticism over his past statements and associations. Sunday, September 06, 2009 Former Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean said Sunday that the resignation of White House green jobs adviser Van Jones is a "loss for the country." The outspoken Democrat and former presidential candidate vigorously defended Jones, who resigned in the wake of criticism over his past statements and associations -- including his past support for a group that believes the Bush administration may have been involved in...
  • Why eating popcorn is good for your health

    08/20/2009 9:52:21 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 51 replies · 1,606+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 19, 2009
    Popcorn could help prevent cancer, research suggests. Scientists discovered the snack food contains 'surprisingly large' levels of health-boosting antioxidants called polyphenols. Polyphenols in fruit and vegetables are thought to help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. The U.S. study was led by the chemist Dr Vinson from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. It is the first to establish that snack foods and some wholegrain breakfast cereals are a good source of polyphenols. He said: 'We really were surprised by the levels of polyphenols we found in popcorn. I guess its because it's not processed. You...
  • An Open Letter to Jim Robinson

    07/18/2009 3:09:39 PM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 392 replies · 12,961+ views
    07/18/09 | vanity
    Dear Mr. Robinson: I've given the matter quite a bit of thought and have decided it is time to ZOT you. I was tempted when I noticed posters were allowed to insult anyone who disagreed with them; even more tempted when I saw new posters banned for asking questions, or expressing an opinion outside the mainstream - (though I must confess anyone adopting the screen name "Christ was killed by conservatives" was not going to last very long ! I'm sure he was referring to the Sanhedrin, but still...) When I saw your post today about getting "millions of people"...
  • Famed moonshiner kills self to avoid jail

    03/19/2009 6:02:38 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 112 replies · 3,879+ views
    AJC ^ | March 18, 2009 | AP
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Famed Appalachian moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, whose incorrigible bootlegging ways were as out of step with modern times as his hillbilly beard and overalls, took his own life rather than go to prison for making white lightning, his widow says. “He couldn’t go to prison. His mind would just not accept it. … So I credit the federal government for my husband being dead, I really do,” Pam Sutton told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday from the couple’s home in the Parrottsville community, about 50 miles east of Knoxville.
  • Iowa jury awards $7.5 million to deceased worker (Popcorn Lung alert)

    03/15/2009 6:40:57 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 28 replies · 635+ views
    AP ^ | March 13, 2009 | AMY LORENTZEN
    DES MOINES, Iowa - A federal jury Thursday awarded $7.5 million to an Iowa man who claimed his lungs were damaged by working with buttery flavoring used to make microwave popcorn.
  • Popcorn makes a comeback with different flavors

    02/07/2009 4:33:20 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,074+ views
    Talk about extreme makeover: Popcorn is suddenly sprouting colors and flavors you never saw at the old Bijou theater downtown. At Vic's Corn Popper, 1616 Shipyard Blvd., in addition to the regular White Gourmet or Caramel, you can order popcorn in Jalapeno, Ranch, Red Hot Cinnamon, Pink Vanilla Cotton Candy, Peanut Butter Chocolate Caramel, plain old Chocolate Caramel or Fruitilicious, which "kind of tastes like Froot Loops," according to co-owner Susan Beauchamp.
  • Blagojevich's Lawyers Seek Subpoenaes for Emanuel, Jackson Jr.

    12/25/2008 3:30:06 AM PST · by Deetes · 28 replies · 1,623+ views ^ | Thursday, December 25, 2008 | AP
    Lawyers for embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich want two key aides to President-elect Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. subpoenaed, according to Chicago media reports. Blagojevich's legal team has asked the Illinois House panel that members of Obama's incoming administration testify before the House impeachment committee, including Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, WBBM-TV and the Chicago Sun-Times reported late Wednesday. Ed Genson, Blagojevich's chief lawyer, said testimony from the aides will prove the governor's insistence that he did nothing illegal to fill Obama's now vacant U.S. Senate seat. The news comes days after...
  • This may take awhile, so go buy some Cub Scout Popcorn!

    11/04/2008 7:27:05 AM PST · by bonnieblue4me · 4 replies · 437+ views
    Vanity (sorry) | 11-4-08 | bonnieblue4me
    Remember, nothing is final until the electoral college votes and the Senate certifies next month. With all of the lawsuits and challenges that are sure to come, along with the probable riots, this may be long and drawn out. Support your local Cub Scouts by buying some popcorn to support their mission and promise to "do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people, and to obey the Law of the Pack." They will be selling door to door, at shopping centers, at your work, etc. for immediate consumption, or for later delivery.

    09/30/2008 5:16:42 PM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 10 replies · 503+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2008 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    Next time, just stick with the $9 soda. A Manhattan judge has thrown out an Upper West Side man's lawsuit against a movie theater that sold him a bag of popcorn with an unpopped kernel inside. Steve Kaplan, 46, said he fractured his tooth when he chomped down on the kernel, causing $1,250 worth of dental damage. Kaplan popped off to the theater and demanded it pay for his dental work. "Confounding plaintiff's expectations, defendant refused to pay anything," said Civil Court Judge Matthew Cooper, who denied the claim, finding that Kaplan, an insurance broker, knew the risks when he...
  • Chattanooga: Local federal grand jury to hear testimony on Palin e-mail hacking

    09/22/2008 10:08:42 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 10 replies · 219+ views
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | Sept. 22, 2008 | Monica Mercer
    A federal grand jury sitting in Chattanooga on Tuesday will hear the case of a UT student accused of hacking into the e-mail account of GOP vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. David Kernell, a 20-year-old University of Tennnessee student accused of the hacking, is the son of state Rep. Mike Kernell, D-Memphis. See tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press for full coverage.
  • Hollywood Takes on the Left ["An American Carol" release Oct. 3]

    09/19/2008 2:23:13 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 40 replies · 501+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8/11/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Los Angeles For anyone who has ever been on a movie set, the commotion inside Warner Brothers Studio 15 will be familiar: serious-faced actors and actresses quietly rehearsing their lines; the director of photography huddled with his assistants around two high-definition screens inside a small black tent reviewing the last scenes; extras lounging around the set trying both to stay out of the way and to get noticed; carpenters busily working to construct the set for the next scene; a frazzled first assistant director guzzling Red Bull and yelling instructions to anyone who will listen. "Rolling," he shouts. Others throughout...