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  • USAF proposes shifting entire Predator fleet to Army

    10/17/2008 5:04:14 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 30 replies · 871+ views
    Flight International ^ | 17 Oct 08 | Stephen Trimble
    Senior US Department of Defense officials are considering an air force proposal to transfer the entire fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical System Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-1B Predators to the army’s control. The proposed inventory transfer, if approved, would enable the USAF to afford shifting to an all-MQ-9 Reaper fleet, also made by GA-ASI, said Kevin Meiners, assistant deputy under secretary for portfolio, programmes and resources. The issue is still being debated by senior defence officials as they prepare for the 2009 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), a congressionally-mandated planning exercise that shapes the Pentagon’s spending priorities every four years. The chief advocate...
  • Idaho Mother Gets 10-Year Sentence After Boyfriend Impregnates 9-Year-Old Daughter

    10/16/2008 8:26:34 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies · 3,278+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 10/16/2008 | Foxnews
    An eastern Idaho woman whose boyfriend impregnated her 9-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Isabel Chasarez, 27, must serve at least one year in prison before she is eligible for parole, 7th District Judge Brent Moss ordered Tuesday at the sentencing hearing.
  • Higher-tech Predators targeting Pakistan (incorporating see-through-the-wall technology)

    09/20/2008 11:29:59 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 500+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/12/08 | Mel Melcon
    The U.S. drone aircraft involved in strikes against Taliban and Al Qaeda militants across the border have enhanced tracking ability. WASHINGTON -- As part of an escalating offensive against extremist targets in Pakistan, the United States is deploying Predator aircraft equipped with sophisticated new surveillance systems that were instrumental in crippling the insurgency in Iraq, according to U.S. military and intelligence officials.
  • Officials: "Underwear Predator" Had 11 Victims

    08/05/2008 10:45:48 AM PDT · by Renfield · 27 replies · 157+ views
    local12.com ^ | 8-04-08
    Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says a Springfield Township man, accused of running an "underwear con" to get near young children, is a predator who deserves to be locked up for a “very long time because he will continue to prey upon young children unless he is removed from the community”. Prosecutors today released new information in the case against 44 year old Ben Hawkins. Hawkins allegedly conned parents into thinking their children were participating in an "underwear survey" in order to get close to them for sexual contact. Prosecutors now say Hawkins had "unpermitted contact" with 11 children, boys...
  • Child pornography customers both fit FBI profile, run gamut

    05/20/2008 7:42:45 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 497+ views
    Knoxvilla News Sentinel ^ | 5/20/8 | Jamie Satterfield
    Dale E. Schreiber ran a prominent civil and environmental engineering firm in Johnson City when he wasn't parked at a local park perusing child pornography on his laptop computer. Larry A. Hartmann, while acting as Great Smoky Mountains National Park chief, secretly filmed bathroom scenes of his 1-year-old adopted daughter at home and lusted over sadistic images of child rape at work. Kevin Bruce Cooper developed subdivisions, molested teenage boys and snapped photographs of them to add to his sizeable stash of child pornography. David Aaron Becker refereed high school sports, lured players into his home and raped them while...
  • Air Force Predators take out insurgents and weapons

    05/01/2008 4:56:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 128+ views
    5/1/2008 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Air Force unmanned aerial vehicles continued to play a key role in supporting ground troops fighting the war on terrorism in Iraq. An MQ-1B Predator located a vehicle with loaded weapons in Sadr City in northeastern Baghdad April 26 and directed a Hellfire missile against the target. The Predator was conducting a reconnaissance patrol when it located a group of individuals loading weapons into the trunk of a car. The Predator then followed the car for about 20 minutes when the car stopped. The Predator crew waited for a collateral damage estimate to ensure...
  • Are you looking at me? Birds can tell if you are watching them - because they are watching you.

    04/30/2008 11:26:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 50 replies · 151+ views
    Wild Biology ^ | 4/30/08
    Birds can tell if you are watching them - because they are watching you.In humans, the eyes are said to be the 'window to the soul', conveying much about a person's emotions and intentions. New research demonstrates for the first time that starlings also respond to a human's gaze. Predators tend to look at their prey when they attack, so direct eye-gaze can predict imminent danger. Julia Carter, a PhD student at the University of Bristol, and her colleagues, set up experiments that showed starlings will keep away from their food dish if a human is looking at it....
  • USAF Ordered to Step Up and Man Up

    03/25/2008 4:36:31 AM PDT · by Renfield · 76 replies · 1,921+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 3-23-08 | Jim Dunnigan
    March 23, 2008: A year ago, the U.S. Army was only getting about a third of its requests for Predator missions filled. The surge campaign was under way, and the new Secretary of Defense got involved with the growing number of complaints from army officers about the Predator shortage. The air force had about a hundred Predators, but only a dozen were in Iraq. Questions were asked. The air force said it did not have enough Predators, and that there was also a shortage of Predator operators. A typical Predator crew consists of an pilot and a sensor operator. Because...
  • Early life on Earth - no predators, plenty of sex

    03/20/2008 2:10:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 389+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/08 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sexual reproduction may be nearly as old as animal life itself, according to researchers who discovered a new species of organism that lived 540 million years ago. The tube-like creatures called Funisia dorothea anchored themselves in abundant flocks onto the shallow, sandy seabed of what is now the Australian outback. Nothing appears to have evolved yet to eat them, so they lived peaceful lives, reproducing sexually at times and by asexual methods such as budding at other times, Mary Droser of the University of California Riverside and colleagues reported in the journal Science. They behaved very much...
  • French Women 'Are Sexual Predators Now'

    03/06/2008 7:27:59 PM PST · by blam · 89 replies · 1,544+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-7-2008 | Henry Samuel
    French women 'are the sexual predators now' By Henry Samuel in Paris Last Updated: 2:50am GMT 07/03/2008 French women are becoming increasingly assertive in their sexual habits, while one-in-five younger French men "has no interest in sex", according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of the nation's love lives. Carla Bruni, wife of the French president, has talked publicly about her conquests Women now have more than twice as many partners as they did in the 1970s, according to the study by the French Aids research agency, which is backed by the government. "Are women just like men?" asked...
  • Female sex predators hard to understand

    02/25/2008 8:23:28 AM PST · by redrunner · 112 replies · 478+ views
    The Galveston County Daily News ^ | 2/24/2008 | Sara McDonald
    Schoolboys may have always harbored crushes on attractive teachers, but experts say more than ever before, flirtations between boys and women are developing into sexual affairs that lead to criminal charges, convictions and jail time. This month, Friendswood police arrested a 26-year-old private school teacher on charges that she had sex with a 17-year-old student along a deserted road. Days before, a 29-year-old Galveston City Hall worker was charged with sexually assaulting of 13-year-old boy who was a longtime friend of her stepson. Within the same week, a Deer Park High School teacher was charged with having sex with a...
  • Time served, sex offender who killed 6-year-old girl has come to live in Derry

    02/01/2008 5:53:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 84 replies · 19,970+ views
    Union Leader ^ | February 1,2008 | PAT GROSSMITH AND NANCY WEST
    Time served, sex offender who killed 6-year-old girl has come to live in Derry By PAT GROSSMITH AND NANCY WEST New Hampshire Union Leader DERRY – A man who strangled, then sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl and stuffed her body into a storm drain in 1981 is living near the Derry Montessori School, a park and the public library. Douglas Allen Simmons, 47, moved into 71 East Broadway, Apt. 3, Derry, over the weekend, according to police. Yesterday, his name and photo were posted on New Hampshire's child sex offender Web site. Simmons was a 20-year-old sailor when he lured...
  • Predators keep vigilant eye on Iraq

    01/22/2008 4:37:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 139+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Tech. Sgt. Phyllis Hanson, USAF
    1/22/2008 - ALI BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Taking center stage in helping win the war on terrorism in Iraq are unmanned aerial vehicles such as the MQ-1 Predator. Although the plane is small compared to the F-16 Fighting Falcon, it packs a punch with its vigilant purpose and silent victories. Since October 2007, the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron's two-man crews have successfully flown more than 300 sorties, helping to put a foothold on terrorist activities in Iraq. "We have made some close liaisons with the Army here on base and have helped them in a few very successful operations recently,"...
  • With predator populations rising, more calls for control

    01/20/2008 9:38:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 71+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 18, 2008 | Brad Knickerbocker
    Western states grapple with how to address an increasing threat to livestock from wolves and big cats.Ashland, Ore. - Around the West and in various ways, efforts to wage war on wildlife predators are increasing. Some examples: ranchers and environmentalists are fighting over a proposal to have the Environmental Protection Agency ban the use of two poisons that kill coyotes. A successful wolf-reintroduction program means wolves are likely to be taken off the endangered species list soon, and critics of removal say this would leave them vulnerable to indiscriminate shooting, particularly in Idaho and Wyoming. And here in Oregon, hunters...
  • Military Use of Unmanned Aircraft Soars

    01/01/2008 2:50:40 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies · 298+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1-1-08 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The military's reliance on unmanned aircraft that can watch, hunt and sometimes kill insurgents has soared to more than 500,000 hours in the air, largely in Iraq... the Air Force more than doubled its monthly use of drones between January and October... The dramatic increase in the development and use of drones across the armed services reflects what will be an even more aggressive effort over the next 25 years... For some Air Force pilots, that means climbing out of the cockpit and heading to places such as Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, where they can remotely fly the...
  • Wolf debate hits close to home for ranchers ( Canadian wolves )

    11/24/2007 6:50:43 PM PST · by george76 · 115 replies · 20,524+ views
    Associated Press...The Billings Gazette ^ | November 24, 2007 | MATTHEW BROWN
    PRAY - For rancher Randy Petrich, the removal of gray wolves from the endangered-species list - a move that would open up the animals to hunting in the Northern Rockies for the first time in decades - couldn't come soon enough. Petrich has seen fresh wolf tracks almost every morning this fall - close enough to threaten his cattle. "I believe that any wolf on any given night, if there happens to be a calf there, they will kill it," ... Just 12 years since the wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park ... federal officials say the sharp rise...
  • Teachers who seduce students deserve jail

    11/10/2007 9:21:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 33 replies · 1,670+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/11/7 | Jack McElroy
    I'm sorry, but if teachers or coaches seduce high school students, they ought to spend some time in jail. That's not been happening around here lately. - Erin McLean, 29, a student teacher at West High School, had an affair with a male student that led to his death. She left town, got another teaching job in Nashville, tried to seduce another boy, then skipped out when that came to light. Prosecution has not been pursued. - David Higgins, 51, a West High ROTC instructor, videotaped female cadets changing clothes and convinced them to disrobe and perform stunts. He got...
  • Father of wolf victim relieved to have answers

    11/04/2007 10:21:55 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies · 327+ views
    CBC News ^ | November 2, 2007
    The father of an Ontario man killed in a wolf attack in northern Saskatchewan says it's a relief to finally have the truth come out. A coroner's jury in Prince Albert ruled Thursday that wolves killed Kenton Carnegie in November 2005. The 22-year-old University of Waterloo engineering student had been on a work-term ... An expert, who prepared a report for the coroner's office, said it was more likely a bear killed Carnegie. But in the end, the jury dismissed that notion, declaring it a wolf attack. "Kenton was an honest man," he said. "His life was honest, we didn't...
  • World's largest black bears live in Pennsylvania

    11/01/2007 6:59:52 AM PDT · by finnsheep · 3 replies · 87+ views
    PA Game Commission press release ^ | 10/30/07 | PA Game Commission
    Well, it's official, "At the latest measuring session of the Boone and Crockett Club, Pennsylvania black bears taken in the past three years placed first and second in North America. One of those - taken by Andrew Seaman Jr. of Dunbar in 2005 - is now tied with a bear taken in California for the largest ever taken legally by a hunter in the world." http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/cwp/view.asp?Q=172875&A=11
  • Vacancies in rental houses, condos at 6-year low ( Denver)

    09/19/2007 11:18:42 AM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 26 replies · 182+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | September 19, 2007 | John Rebchook
    The overall vacancy rate for-rent single-family homes, condos and other non-apartment unit properties in metro Denver dropped to a six-year low of 4 percent during the second quarter, a state report released today shows.
  • Neighborhood alarmed to learn ice-cream truck vendor is registered sex offender

    07/14/2007 4:37:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 907+ views
    PE.com ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2007 | SARAH BURGE
    Neighborhood alarmed to learn ice-cream truck vendor is registered sex offender 01:13 AM PDT on Saturday, July 14, 2007 By SARAH BURGE The Press-Enterprise A group of Perris homeowners has launched a campaign to run their local ice cream man out of the neighborhood. Anthony G. Toles, his neighbors discovered recently, is a registered sex offender who has been living and driving his ice cream truck in the Villages of Avalon, a newer housing development near Lake Perris. On the Fourth of July, about 10 neighbors distributed 500 custom-printed door hangers alerting residents to "a potential threat to our children"...
  • Lesbian Gangs Raping Young Girls, Some Attacked in School Washrooms

    07/03/2007 4:18:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 62 replies · 17,065+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/3/07 | John-Henry Westen
    MEMPHIS, July 3, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Last week, the Fox News' O'Reilly Factor exposed the increasing trend of lesbian gang violence terrorizing neighbourhoods and schools, especially in large cities across the United States.  According to FOX News crime analyst Rod Wheeler there are some 150 such gangs in the DC area alone, including Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. The gangs, known as Dykes Taking Over (DTO) or Gays Taking Over, are forcing children into homosexuality. Wheeler told host Bill O'Reilly: "there is this national underground network, if you will, Bill, of women that's lesbians and also some men groups that's actually...
  • Texas DA Won't Prosecute Any Pedophiles Nabbed in NBC 'Predator' Show

    06/28/2007 1:55:03 PM PDT · by CAWats · 131 replies · 2,616+ views
    MURPHY, Texas — A sting in which police teamed up with "Dateline NBC" to catch online pedophiles was supposed to send a flinty-eyed, Texas-style warning about this Dallas suburb: Don't mess with Murphy. Instead, it has turned into a fiasco. One of the 25 men caught in the sting — a prosecutor from a neighboring county — committed suicide when police came to arrest him. The Murphy city manager who approved the operation lost his job in the ensuing furor. And the district attorney is refusing to prosecute any of the men, saying many of the cases were tainted by...
  • School's Policy Prohibits Use Of MySpace Site (even at home - Michigan)

    03/23/2007 10:30:42 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 193 replies · 2,381+ views
    Click on Detroit ^ | March 23, 2007 | Click on Detroit
    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- One Bloomfield Hills school is enforcing a new policy that will end the use of a popular Web site on the premises. St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic School students were informed recently that under a new school policy, Think First, Stay Safe, the use of MySpace.com will be prohibited at school and at home. The policy states that students enrolled in the school can't have a MySpace.com account or any similar type of personal site, according to a news release.
  • A banner week for the "Gender Challenged"

    04/14/2007 9:08:15 AM PDT · by mborman · 7 replies · 590+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2007 | Mark M. Alexander
    "Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." --George Washington Sometimes bad news travels in a pack. This was a week of trials, trickery and triumphs for three percent of the population who self-identify as "gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered" -- the small but vociferous "gender-bender" subculture. First up, the trial. Child psychiatrist Dr. William Ayres, former president of the prestigious American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from 1993-1995, was arrested in California and...
  • Mountain Lion Tranquilized In Boulder Backyard

    04/13/2007 9:07:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 446+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2007 | Channel 4
    A mountain lion found devouring a deer in a Boulder backyard has been relocated to the mountains northwest of the city. State wildlife officers tranquilized the 90 lb. cat and released it Thursday. A man who saw the mountain lion in his neighbor's backyard called wildlife officers. He had noticed that the deer were acting strangely. The man's wife told officers that the cat just stared at her husband. It's not unusual for mountain lions to be seen in Boulder...
  • Pro-Gun Anti-Abortion

    03/25/2007 9:46:41 AM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 36 replies · 1,191+ views
    Unpublished | Saundra Duffy
    PRO-GUN ANTI-ABORTION Feminism with a brain and a heart Author: Saundra Duffy As my Mom used to say: “They’ve got it bass-ackwards!” The so-called feminists believe that guns are bad for women and that abortion is good for women. Go figure. I’ll give it my best shot. GUNS What is the rapist’s worse nightmare? Answer: A woman with a gun! Yet the feminists act like scared silly little girls when it comes to defending their own bodies from a violent disgusting male culprit with an over-sized weapon. And there’s only one equalizer, gals - a gun. While doing research for...
  • Homosexual Adoption, NH Bill HB51,

    01/17/2007 2:40:43 PM PST · by Little Bill · 17 replies · 678+ views
    NH House Journal ^ | 4 January 2007 | Some Rat
    HB 51 – AS INTRODUCED 2007 SESSION 07-0279 05/04 HOUSE BILL 51 AN ACT permitting adoption by 2 unmarried adults in a familial relationship. SPONSORS: Rep. Lockwood, Merr 6; Rep. Bouchard, Merr 11; Rep. Tupper, Merr 6; Rep. Blanchard, Merr 10; Rep. MacKay, Merr 11 COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law ANALYSIS This bill permits 2 unmarried adults in a familial relationship to adopt jointly. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...
  • Troopers arrest registered sex offender on new charges [online soliciting]

    12/14/2006 6:34:56 PM PST · by Clint Williams · 5 replies · 360+ views
    THE SAGINAW NEWS ^ | Thursday, December 14, 2006 | LaNIA COLEMAN
    MOUNT PLEASANT -- A 33-year-old Mecosta County man, a registered sex offender, faces charges that he tried to solicit sex online. State police from the Mount Pleasant Post arrested Troy W. Dexter in Isabella County, said state Attorney General Mike Cox. Cox said troopers arrested Dexter, who lives in Rodney, about 6 p.m. Tuesday at Celebration Cinema, where the suspect arranged to meet a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl with whom he had carried on an Internet relationship for several months. The purpose of the meeting was a sexual encounter, Cox said. The person who had chatted online...
  • Protect yourself from holiday parking lot predators

    11/25/2006 5:01:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 407+ views
    While you're out shopping, some people are looking to take advantage of you. News 4's Lupita Murillo looks at what you can do to stay safe for the holidays. ------ Graciel Mariscal's shopping cart is filled with Christmas gifts for family and friends. She and her mother are spending time Christmas shopping on one of the busiest days of the year. But as she loads up her vehicle with her purchases, she's also aware that the parking lot can be a perfect oppurtunity for criminals to do their Christmas shopping. Mariscal says, "I'm always looking out for my surroundings and...
  • Missing Indiana Girl Found Dead(repeat offender alert)

    11/02/2006 11:44:27 AM PST · by pitinkie · 102 replies · 2,780+ views
    Bellsouth.net ^ | 11/2/06 | TOM COYNE
    LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) - A convicted child murderer who was paroled in March faces murder charges in the death of a 16-year-old girl, whose body was found the day after the two left a restaurant where they worked, a prosecutor said Thursday. Rouse was arrested and held without bond. Sheriff's Detective Tom Wallace testified at a probable cause hearing Thursday that Rouse admitted strangling Wagner and then stabbing her. Rouse was released from prison in March after serving more than 26 years for murdering a 5-year-old Kansas boy in 1979. He was convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of...
  • Using children

    10/02/2006 9:05:50 AM PDT · by pickrell · 9 replies · 679+ views
    02-October-2006 | Ron Pickrell
    The news abounds with declarations that leaders of the Republican party may have known about Representative Foley's emails to minor interns. The hue and cry is that if the communications were known to these leaders- that it was vile that action was not taken, and the sorry affair merits Congressional inquiry in front of the public. Many agree. But let's not take half measures. Let's explore those persons thoroughly, who would allow such a thing to continue unchecked. What vile occurence would it be... if Democratic operatives discovered the extent of Representative Foley's actions- and allowed them to continue until...
  • Wolves blamed for 34 cattle kills in county ( Wyoming, Idaho, Montana...)

    09/28/2006 3:39:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,059+ views
    Cody Enterprise ^ | September 28, 2006 | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Facts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about wolves in Park County and northwest Wyoming include: There are at least 75 wolves in at least nine packs in Park County. Two additional packs are suspected but they haven't yet been confirmed. Final cattle depredation numbers won't be available until the end of the year. Wolf numbers this year have increased in Wyoming... There are about 143 wolves in Yellowstone Park in 14 packs. There's about 166 wolves in Wyoming outside Yellowstone Park in 17-20 packs. Idaho has about 650 wolves in 70 packs. Numbers from Montana this year are...
  • Mountain Lion Pack Reported Roaming In Boulder ( prompting several schools to send notes home )

    09/08/2006 6:43:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 702+ views
    7 News ^ | September 8, 2006
    South Boulder Elementary Schools Send Warning Notes Home To Parents... Mountain lion sightings are common along the foothills, but officials said these cases are unusual because a number of people have reported seeing the big cats in packs of three or four. The sightings have been reported as far south as Eldorado Springs.
  • Microsoft puts police link on Messenger

    08/24/2006 8:43:13 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 8 replies · 361+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 8/24/06 | Mark Sweney
    Users of Microsoft's Messenger email service will be able to report suspected sexual predators directly to the police at the click of a mouse. In an attempt to protect the 11 million users of the service from potential abusers, the software giant has struck up a partnership with the UK government-backed Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre.
  • Mountain Lion Breaks In, Out Of House In Springs ( Video and Pictures )

    08/23/2006 8:06:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies · 3,011+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2006 | KKTV
    A mountain lion ran into a home Tuesday and escaped through a window about an hour later. Soon after he arrived home from work, Clifton Sanches said he heard his dogs barking loudly outside. "I got up to shut the dogs up and a mountain lion came through my window, it came right through my screen door," ... He went to a neighbor's house to call for help and he and sheriff's deputies waited outside the house. About an hour later, the big cat butted its head against a screened window before breaking through and running away.
  • Ranchers criticize Montana's wolf plans ( versus Federal Rules )

    08/14/2006 9:39:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 710+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 14, 2006
    State wildlife officials take too long to authorize the killing of problem wolves, ranchers and others said Friday at a meeting of the agency oversight committee of the Environmental Quality Council. "It's like a guy's robbing a bank and you have to go get an arrest warrant,"... "It doesn't make a lot of sense." More than 50 people attended the meeting that drew Fish, Wildlife and Parks Director Jeff Hagener, agency biologists and several state legislators. People from Idaho and Wyoming and members of anti-wolf groups pushing for indiscriminate killing of the predators also attended. A few members of conservation...
  • Forest Service plans to ease limits on killing predators in western US

    08/05/2006 6:38:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,077+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 16, 2006 | Brad Knickerbocker
    The dispute between dominant species over shared habitat in the West is escalating. The proposal emphasizes continued protections for endangered species, and it states that such measures "shall be directed at the offending animal" while not jeopardizing the "viability of predator populations." The "offending animal" is the one perceived as a threat to people and livestock. There now are more than 1,000 wolves in the Northern Rockies region. In Idaho alone, the offspring of 35 Canadian wolves now number more than 500. Their main prey are...deer and elk. But they have attacked domestic animals as well...through 2005...( at least )...
  • Westmoreland woman found dead in wolf pen

    07/21/2006 12:50:58 PM PDT · by finnsheep · 54 replies · 1,645+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | July 18, 2006 | Paul Peirce, Jennifer Reeger and Liz Zemba
    Humane agents warned a Westmoreland County woman it was only a matter of time before the wolf hybrids she kept as pets turned on her. http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribunereview/news/westmoreland/s_462296.html
  • Turning the Tables on Abusive Tort Lawyers

    06/16/2006 6:31:53 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 20 replies · 1,387+ views
    CFIF.org ^ | 6-16-06 | CFIF
    At long last, there's good news in the fight against "jackpot justice" tort claims and the nefarious law firms that file them. In courts and legislatures across the country, fraudulent lawsuits are being exposed, and the abusive tort lawyers that file them are finally getting a taste of their own medicine. Most notable is the recent indictment of Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, the nation's most notorious class-action law firm. For four decades, Milberg Weiss has filed hundreds of dubious class-action lawsuits and wrung billions of dollars from terrified companies. Now, a federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted...
  • Predators provide eyes in the sky over Afghanistan

    06/07/2006 5:50:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 412+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. David Kurle
    6/7/2006 - KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- What has a 50-foot wingspan, buzzes like a giant insect and can put an AGM-114 Hellfire missile through a window from 8,000 miles away? It is the Air Force’s MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, and it’s arguably one of the most requested assets in Operation Enduring Freedom, said Capt. Jonathan Songer, commander of the Predator launch and recovery element here. “They can’t get enough of us. They simply can’t get enough Predators in the air,” he said. Captain Songer and the Airmen of the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Flight are responsible for the operation...
  • S.C. May Soon Execute Repeat Child Rapists

    03/29/2006 8:38:04 AM PST · by Abathar · 97 replies · 1,287+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | March 29, 2006 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that authorizes the death penalty for twice-convicted child rapists. The proposal approved Tuesday still needs a final reading before going on to the House. It would authorize prosecutors to seek capital punishment for any sex offender convicted twice of raping children younger than 11. The plan is part of a larger bill that would set minimum sentences for sex offenders and require lifetime electronic monitoring for some of them. Opponents said the measure would be unconstitutional. But the U. S. Supreme Court declined to review a...
  • Predators deliver data, firepower in Iraq

    03/28/2006 5:08:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 438+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Airman 1st Class Jason Ridder
    3/28/2006 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- “I never thought I’d be doing anything like this,” said Airman 1st Class Kyle Bridges from his seat at an RQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ground control station. “I signed up to be an imagery analyst, which I thought was going to be a cool job. Instead I was offered the chance to be a sensor operator on the Predator.” Airman Bridges is with the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron here and controls the infrared and electro-optical sensors, the laser range designator and the laser target monitor. “I also have to back up...
  • A Case of Internet Chatting Ends with Aggravated Sexual Assault (Lubbock, Texas)

    03/27/2006 4:36:53 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 31 replies · 1,240+ views
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 27 March 2006 | Staff
    A Lubbock grandfather is credited with holding a suspected online predator at gunpoint until police could arrive. Twenty-two year-old Brandon Ray Lewis is charged with aggravated sexual assault. The victim's grandfather says he found Lewis having sex with his 13-year-old granddaughter in front of their Northwest Lubbock home around 2:30 Monday morning. Police executed a search warrant Monday afternoon, police can't say specifically what they collected as evidence from Lewis' house, but they can confirm that they've found electronic evidence which will help with their ongoing investigation. Here's what happened, a Lubbock man noticed a suspicious car parked in...
  • Bias in Teacher-Student Sex Case

    03/21/2006 9:41:57 AM PST · by okiecon · 72 replies · 2,103+ views
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 03/11/2006 | Rene Stutzman
    Dang Van Dinh, a male chemistry teacher at Orlando's Boone High School, was ordered to prison for five years for having sex with a 15-year-old girl. But Debra Lafave, a female teacher who had sex with a 14-year-old student in suburban Tampa, was merely placed on house arrest for her crime.
  • When there's no such thing as consent (statutory rape)

    03/08/2006 10:31:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies · 4,927+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 03.05.06 | KIBRET MARKOS
    Jennifer Santangelo of Lyndhurst was walking home from school one day, wearing her blue and white uniform, when a 31-year-old man said hello and began chatting with her.  He was nice, she said. He gave her a box of pens and offered to let her into his nightclub for free, she said, if she handed out fliers for him.  Santangelo, then an eighth-grader at Sacred Heart School, had never been in a nightclub before. So she gave out some fliers in the coming days, threw out the rest and showed up at the club. The man let her in, she...
  • Predators 'Drove Human Evolution'

    02/19/2006 12:18:49 PM PST · by blam · 112 replies · 1,787+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-19-2006 | Paul Ricon
    Predators 'drove human evolution' By Paul Rincon BBC News science reporter, St Louis The alternative view that man was the one hunted was suggested The popular view of our ancient ancestors as hunters who conquered all in their way is wrong, researchers have told a major US science conference. Instead, they say, early humans were on the menu for predatory beasts. This may have driven humans to evolve increased levels of co-operation, according to their theory. Despite humankind's considerable capacity for war and violence, we are highly sociable animals, according to anthropologists. James Rilling at Emory University in Atlanta, US,...
  • Where else but California?

    02/07/2006 2:44:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 723+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | February 5, 2006 | Ray Haynes
    Where else but California? By: Ray Haynes - Commentary Where else but our socialist paradise? Three bills before the Legislature last week demonstrate just how out of touch the Legislative majority really is. First, AB 1418 by Jerome Horton. Last year, Republicans wanted to list the names and addresses of child molesters on the Internet so that parents could protect their children from the sexual predators in their neighborhoods. The listing was a common-sense approach for parents who, with information about sexual predators, could take steps to protect their children from these evil perpetrators. The Democrats were afraid these predators...
  • Keeping Predators flying helps keep Balad safe

    01/03/2006 4:26:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 351+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 3, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Tammie Moore
    1/3/2006 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Airmen who maintain the MQ-1 Predator here take great pride in ensuring the unmanned aerial vehicles they look after can keep and eagle eye on what goes on in Iraq. The 61 Airmen of the 46th Aircraft Maintenance Unit -- and three Royal Air Force Airmen -- keep the Predators flying for the pilots who fly them from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and Balad. They ensure the Predators can provide interdiction, surveillance, target acquisition and conduct armed reconnaissance against critical and perishable targets. "The aircraft's ability to loiter over an area...
  • 2006 Hooters :)

    01/02/2006 11:39:59 AM PST · by TerryGale · 25 replies · 1,557+ views
    2006 Hooters Calendar ^ | unknown | Joe-KS
    Click here for the 2006 Hooters Calendar - 2nd most popular annual Calendar...