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  • Al-Qaeda chief commits suicide in Libyan prison, report says

    05/11/2009 11:54:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/11/2009 | Duncan Gardham
    Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, whose real name was Ali Mohammed al-Fakheri, 46, took his own life in his prison cell, according to the Libyan newspaper Oea. Information gained from the interrogation of al-Libi was cited on several occasions by the Bush administration as justification for the war in Iraq. He told his CIA interrogators that al-Qaeda had sent two men to Iraq to seek training in chemical and biological weapons in December 2000. Classified documents added that the men did not return, so al-Libi did not know whether the training took place, and that, in any case, he was probably "intentionally...
  • Tourists queue up to be smothered on Rabbit Island [tr]

    07/22/2015 8:35:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Kitching
    A Japanese outcrop is giving new meaning to the term island hopping, with tourists flocking there to be smothered by dozens of bouncing bunnies at once. An increasingly popular destination for holidaymakers, Rabbit Island is home to hundreds of wild but friendly bunnies who are known to approach tourists in large groups to scavenge for food. And visitors are more than willing to get on the ground and allow the rabbits to crawl all over them – even though the damp patches on their clothes suggest the adorable animals have wet feet and potentially answered the call of nature while...
  • Rabbitgate: Could This Be a Good Thing?

    01/31/2015 7:47:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    The Remnat Newspaper ^ | January 28, 2015 | Christopher A Ferrara
    This article is my take on the impact of the latest scandal caused by the latest papal press conference at the back of an airplane: the one during the flight from Manila to Rome, reported around the world under the eminently predictable headline: “Pope Francis: Catholics Don’t Have to Breed Like Rabbits.” Objectors need not pester me or this newspaper with complaints about “bad translation” or the “whole context” of the Pope’s remarks, nor with such quibbles as “the Pope said be like rabbits, not breed like rabbits.” I have watched the entire interview in Italian and compared it with...
  • “Rabbitgate”: Video Witness Shames The Pope

    01/25/2015 4:42:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    Muddabor's Blog ^ | January 23, 2015 | Mundabor
    He (Francis) has backpedaled, I know. He has backpedaled in pretty much as much of a clear and unmistakeable way as can be normally expected by a Pope. But there is no doubt in my mind that this backpedaling is not the fruit of him realising that he has inadvertently expressed himself in, say, an unlucky way. On the contrary: he says very clearly what he means, and his body language makes the point all the way. The backpedaling is therefore, without the shadow of a doubt, an exercise in damage control meant to distract the faithful from what the...
  • About those “catholic-rabbits” criticized by the Pope

    01/23/2015 10:35:37 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Fratres in ^ | January 22, 2015 | Patricia Medina
    I have been blessed with six children. Children I had by six C-sections. My C-sections were never because of convenience or fear of labor pains. Quite the contrary. I have always wanted to give birth naturally, but my firstborn went into fetal distress after 13 hours of labor. Meconium[1] and blood made his birth a medical emergency and the C-section inevitable to save his life. Thank God I gave birth in a time when the C-section is an option. Some decades before, and me and my boy would both be dead. Even though he had a very low initial APGAR[2],...
  • Watch this rabbit in action!

    06/01/2014 2:27:10 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 6-1-14 | unknown
    Watch this rabbit in action!
  • Prisoners at Jail Overrun With Rabbits Banned From Bunny Boiling After EATING Them

    09/15/2013 12:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Mirror ^ | 9/15 | Matthew Drake
    Hungry lags were ordered to stop snaring the pests and cooking them in their microwaves - because it upsets the prison's staffInmates at a jail overrun by rabbits have been hit by a bunny boiling ban after the governor found they were EATING them. Hungry lags were ordered to stop snaring the pests and cooking them in their microwaves - because it upsets the prison's staff. The jailbirds' culinary caper emerged after the Sunday Mirror revealed last week how the grounds of Ford open prison were being dug up by around 5,000 of the creatures. Pest controllers were called in...
  • DIA Parking Lots Consider Measures To Stop Bunnies From Attacking Cars

    02/17/2013 2:15:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    KCNC-TV CBS Channel 4 Denver ^ | February 14, 2013
    It’s a problem that plagues passengers who park at Denver International Airport- bunnies are causing hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars in damage to cars. The rabbits eat the wires under the hood.
  • Rabbits wreak havoc at Denver International Airport by chewing through car wiring

    01/28/2013 9:20:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 27, 2013 | James Nye
    Rabbits at Denver International Airport are chewing through the wires of cars in the parking lot causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage. The airport is home to hundreds of bunnies, who are not living up to their cute reputation as they chew through brake lines, clutch lines and other wiring. Local car repair shops in the Denver area estimate that the rabbits are doing massive damage and car owners affected have pleaded with the airport to do something about the growing menace. 'When I had the trouble with the oil light coming on, the dealer told me...
  • Rabbits Wreaking Havoc On Cars At DIA(Denver Airport)

    01/27/2013 1:30:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    Travelers have a warning for drivers who park their cars near Denver International Airport (DIA). Rabbits are chewing the wires under many cars costing owners a lot of money. The rabbits get in and chew the brake lines, the clutch lines and other wiring. Local car repair shops estimates they can do thousands of dollars in damage. “When I had the trouble with the oil light coming on, the dealer told me the wires that controlled the air conditioning were chewed,” said Ken Blum, one car owner who knows all about the not so funny bunny business at DIA. Blum...
  • Anonymous call-to new animal-abuse-hotline leads to raid-on Colorado woman’s rabbit farm

    08/11/2011 12:18:22 PM PDT · by Cowman · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | Aug 11th 2011 at 6:21 am | Bob McCarty
    Upon arriving home at about 1:40 p.m., she found the animal control officers being unreasonable and milling about on her property — without a search warrant. ... Much “discussion” took place during the day and, when the animal control officers told Bell she had “too many animals for your zoning,” she begged to differ. “No, you need to check your zoning regulations,” she told them. “I moved in before you changed the zoning. I can have as many animals as I want. I have more than an acre. I’m zoned A-2.” Apparently stumped by her knowledge of the local zoning,...
  • Here Comes Peter Cottontail Hopping Down the Statist Trail: Feds Fine Missouri Farmer $90,000

    06/09/2011 8:21:50 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 37 replies
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 09 June 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    The definition of “totalitarian” is: “of or pertaining to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life. [Emphasis added.]” And while we’re not quite there yet — we still do hear other (mostly stupid) opinions — read the following and tell me if our government doesn’t meet the italicized portion of the above definition. Rural Missouri farmer John Dollarhite was just fined $90,000 by our central government for engaging in a commercial endeavor. Was he an illegal alien running drugs across our border? No, such people benefit...
  • Fined for 'illegally' selling rabbits (A $90,000 fine for a profit of $200?)

    06/02/2011 6:55:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/02/2011 | Greg Halvorson
    You can't make this up.  A Missouri man, presumably trying to make a living in the era of Hope and Change, has been fined more than twice the cost of a Chevy Volt for illegally selling rabbits.  John Dollarhite says he didn't know a federal license was required and, even if he had known, probably wouldn't have foreseen the blindsiding of the 8th amendment by the Department of Agriculture.  To wit:Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted. Ninety grand?  For those without a calculator, that's the reported profit in question ($200)...
  • Sell a few rabbits, earn $200 – Obama fines you $90,000

    05/20/2011 8:00:25 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 66 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | May 20, 2010 | Steve McGough
    That’s right. I’m putting this right at the feet of the president himself. A family in Missouri has been fined more than $90,000 by the US Department of Agriculture for selling more than $500 of the furry creatures in less than one year. The families profit was a whopping $200 for the year.
  • Man Suffocates in Rabbit Hole

    10/16/2010 3:21:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    New Zimbabwe ^ | 10/15/2010
    A HUNTER died after squeezing his head into a rabbit hole and suffocating. Energy Kamuruko was out tracking with dogs when he noticed a rabbit dart into a tunnel near the village of Mandipaka in Nyanga. The 20-year-old peered inside but his head got stuck. His body was found the following day by a neighbour. A postmortem confirmed he died on Sunday of asphyxiation. It is the second hunting-related accidental death in recent months. In August, Tamsen Lucius, 36, impaled himself on his own spear while chasing wild pigs. Police said he had climbed a tree to try and get...
  • Car-Eating Rabbits Invade Denver Airport

    10/14/2010 9:42:38 AM PDT · by justlurking · 80 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 2010-10-13 | Matt Hardigree
    Travelers parking their cars at the Denver International Airport are falling victim to something worse than high fees: rabbits. The rodents seem to love the delicious soy-based wiring compound in cars built after 2002. The airport denies that rabbits were the cause of the damage to numerous vehicles, but local mechanics — and more precisely, local dealerships — seem to think of the place as a haven for the furry predators. The camera crew shot a BMW guy pointing to a fantastic-looking E30, but we're hoping the car wasn't one of the targets.
  • Palestinian TV: Kids want stealing rabbit's hand cut off

    10/02/2010 7:31:51 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | MEMRI
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    08/05/2010 8:42:35 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 49 replies
    August 5, 2010 | Me
    I just found out there is a bunny living by the garage door, under the cement stoop. I put some small carrots there. He smelled them but didn't eat them. He is eating the dandelions (lots of those around) Should I try to feed him? What would I give him that would not attract unwelcome critters?
  • Schoolgirl reduced to tears after animal rights activist steals rabbit and leaves taunting note

    07/12/2010 12:37:04 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 41 replies · 2+ views
    Daily mail ^ | 3:49 PM on 12th July 2010 | James Tozer
    Every morning before school, Barney the rabbit could expect a little treat and a bit of loving attention. But when his owner, 13-year-old Kiera Bailey, came downstairs to make her daily check on him, the schoolgirl received a dreadful surprise. Instead of her beloved pet - bought nine years ago after a bad experience at school - there was an empty hutch and a threatening note, apparently from animal rights extremists.
  • 'Aroused' rabbits reproduced in tennis club wreckage

    05/01/2010 8:27:17 AM PDT · by llevrok · 44 replies · 1,012+ views
    Hundreds of well-bred rabbits took the opportunity to make new acquaintances and reproduce when a roof collapsed at Sweden's premier rabbit show in Nyköping in February. The Local reported at the time that the Nyköping exhibition, 100 kilometres south of Stockholm, had attracted 1,648 rabbits and their owners to the vast indoor tennis complex. When the roof collapsed in the wake of a spate of heavy snowfalls, many of the prize pets found their cages had opened and they were at liberty to roam as they pleased amid the debris. Workers tasked with clearing the fallen roof soon found that...
  • The rabbit whisperer: Cliff's gentle touch leaves boisterous bunnies flat on their back in a trance

    04/15/2010 2:47:52 PM PDT · by Stoat · 23 replies · 1,312+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 14, 2010 | Luke Salkeld
    A few words from Cliff Penrose, and even the most badly-behaved bunny is like putty in his hands. For he is Britain's only rabbit whisperer, a master of the little-known art of hopnosis. His technique is guaranteed to place the patient in a trance, lying flat on its back with its paws in the air for up to ten minutes at a time.     I feel all floppy: Cliff Penrose lulls a bunny into a trance-like state, its legs in the air   Out for the count: Tammy after a stroke from Mr Penrose    Mr Penrose, a 60-year-old grandfather,...
  • Mozzies will buzz off feral rabbits

    02/17/2010 7:22:44 PM PST · by myknowledge · 23 replies · 506+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 18, 2010 | Malcolm Holland
    THE mosquitoes set to boom in Sydney after the summer deluges will be put to use helping cull a suburban rabbit plague. Tens of thousands of rabbits have spread across northern Sydney, bouncing around Manly, Ku-ring-gai, Pittwater, Warringah, Ryde, Parramatta, The Hills, Hornsby and Lane Cove local government areas. The State Government's Cumberland Livestock Health and Pest Authority has been waiting for mosquito and fly numbers to increase so that the insects can spread the rabbit-killing calicivirus. Cumberland LHPA ranger and rabbit project leader Steve Parker said the authority had been catching rabbits to test that they were not immune...
  • Newly Discovered Video Segments, of Deion Sanders & Andre Rison's NFL Lightweight Fight

    02/07/2010 10:10:03 PM PST · by Korah · 4 replies · 562+ views
    In 1994, when Deion Sanders left the Atlanta Falcons for the San Francisco 49ers, there apparently was some bad blood between him and hos former Falcon teammate Andre Rison. This bad blood was on center stage when it came time for the 49ers to play the Falcons. The sports media had done all it could to make sure something would happen by constantly asking the two what tey were going to do when Sanders covers Rison. It was their way I guess of promoting the game in which the two would meet. The game was hyped as much for the...
  • Lab-grown penis helps rabbits mate ... like rabbits

    11/10/2009 4:51:57 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 21 replies · 1,121+ views
    NewsDaily ^ | Nov. 09, 2009 | MaggieFox
    Researchers have engineered artificial penises in rabbits, using cells from the animals, who then used their new organs to father baby rabbits.The work takes scientists closer to making other complex solid organs such as livers using a patient's own cells, the researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday. It provides a tailor-made transplant, said Dr. Anthony Atala of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine, who led the study.
  • Killer rabbits attack snakes[Australia]

    09/16/2009 10:23:38 AM PDT · by BGHater · 31 replies · 1,853+ views
    The Cairns Post ^ | 15 Sep 2009 | Sean Muir
    A PAIR of rabid rabbits has been caught killing a series of snakes near Cairns.For three weeks Armando Del Manso believed his dog was responsible for the dead snakes showing up with teeth marks all over them on his East Barron property’s lawn each morning.But it turns out it was a pair of rampaging rabbits killing the snakes.Pictures: Cairns snakesThe 42-year-old boilermaker first made the discovery Tuesday night when he spotted the two wild rabbits attacking a king brown snake.“The snake was raised up in the air in the striking position and the two rabbits worked their way around him and...
  • Rabbit-obsessed US woman found in hotel room with a dozen bunnies

    07/03/2009 11:15:05 AM PDT · by freespirited · 38 replies · 957+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 07/03/09
    Miriam Sakewitz, 47, violated her probation by having the rabbits, Judge Gayle Nachtigal, of the Washington County Circuit court ruled on Thursday. The judge sentenced Sakewitz to 90 days in the county jail. Police arrested Sakewitz on June 16 after she called a maintenance worker to her room in the Portland suburb of Tigard to fix a broken television set. The worker saw and smelled the rabbits, some of them hopping freely around the house. The woman's legal problems began in 2006, when police found more than 150 rabbits in her home and dozens more bunny bodies in freezers. She...
  • Oregon woman obsessed with rabbits arrested again

    06/18/2009 9:07:16 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 11 replies · 607+ views
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Washington County's "Bunny Lady" is back in the hutch after violating a court order banning her from owning animals for five years. Miriam Sakewitz, 47, was arrested Tuesday at a hotel in the Portland suburb of Tigard after an employee reported finding rabbits hopping around in her room. Problems for Sakewitz started in October 2006 when police in Hillsboro, about 15 miles west of Portland, found and confiscated nearly 250 rabbits in her home, including about 100 dead ones in freezers and refrigerators.
  • Photo Gallery - Tell Us About the Rabbits: 15 Brilliant Pop Culture Bunnies

    04/11/2009 2:27:41 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 56 replies · 16,511+ views
    ew ^ | Apr 11, 2009 | Kathleen McGaheran
    Easter's rolling around -- what better time to honor hare-raising movies, TV, and books? Count us lucky to have seen the feats of Bugs Bunny, the Energizer Bunny, the House Bunny, and more
  • Farmer Fights Rabbit Plague With Rifle-Toting Cow

    02/03/2009 12:19:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 882+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 03 February 2009
    A HILL farmer has devised a cunning plan to rid his fields of a plague of rabbits. Paul Coppen, 69, camouflaged his vintage Massey Ferguson tractor as a cow – complete with a firing platform and a gunslit. He admitted the disguise – a black and white cow under a tree painted on a wooden board fixed to the side of the vehicle – was not foolproof. The former technical manager for ICI in the north of England said: " One of my neighbours, Stan Mitchell, came up with the idea and helped me out, and I just went with...
  • Water firm dismisses rabbit 'planted' theory

    07/21/2008 9:12:36 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 4 replies · 82+ views
    Anglian Water has dismissed speculation that the rabbit which was found to be the source of the cryptosporidium scare was planted in a water tank on purpose. Fifteen people fell ill with cryptosporidiosis linked to the type found in Northampton's tap water after a parasite was found at the Pitsford Water Treatment Works in June. The source of the parasite was linked to a rabbit found in a tank at the treatment works.
  • To The Rabbit Lovers

    01/07/2008 5:44:18 AM PST · by Revski · 53 replies · 118+ views
    General News To The Public ^ | 1/7/2008 | Revski
    This striped rabbit is critically endangered. When being raised as a child I hunted and ate many rabbits. I feel I should take a plight for the endangered and God given beautiful creatures. Revski
  • Evil Fudd - The Wabbit Slayer (Video)

    12/16/2007 3:16:31 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 8 replies · 577+ views

    10/26/2007 5:34:33 AM PDT · by fweingart · 16 replies · 50+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/26/2007 | KYLE SMITH
    October 26, 2007 -- THERE isn't enough re vealing material in the tedious documentary "Jimmy Carter Man From Plains" to sustain an 800-word magazine profile, let alone a two-hour film. "The Silence of the Lambs" director Jonathan Demme followed Carter along on a 2006-2007 tour to promote his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" but utterly failed to illuminate the personality of the winner of such prestigious awards as the Grammy for Best Audiobook Recording and the Nobel Peace Prize. Nor does Demme go into any depth about issues in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • Chicago's bunny brigades

    07/27/2007 10:58:32 AM PDT · by Huntress · 27 replies · 972+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/27/07 | Colleen Mastony
    Along a gritty stretch of Harrison Street just west of the Dan Ryan Expressway, cars and trucks zoom past in a whoosh of hot air and and blowing dust. Horns blare, sirens scream and every few minutes a city bus rumbles past, belching exhaust. In the background, the skyline rises like a mountain range of glass and steel. This is the urban jungle -- teeming with crowds, booming to a cacophony of sound, alive in a whirl of motion. But look closely. There -- along the sidewalk -- an Eastern cottontail rabbit hops down the cracked concrete. It perks its...
  • Rabbits wrecking Australian isle

    04/22/2007 12:05:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies · 807+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 22, 2007
    An explosion in the rabbit population has "trashed" the World Heritage listed Macquarie Island, which is home to endangered penguins and albatrosses, the World Wide Fund for Nature said. The conservation group is calling on the government to implement a 25 million dollar (21 million US) strategy to eradicate rabbits, rats and mice on the sub-Antarctic territory. WWF spokesman Andreas Glanznig said it was possible that mice, which have been shown to become carnivorous on an island in the Atlantic, could evolve enough to threaten endangered bird species on the remote scrap of land. "It's a scary scenario but it's...
  • 5,000 escapee rabbits shut down Hungarian highway

    04/17/2007 11:16:51 AM PDT · by bedolido · 13 replies · 339+ views ^ | 4-17-2007 | staff writer
    Hungary's busiest highway, connecting Budapest with the Austrian capital Vienna, was closed early on Monday after a truck carrying rabbits crashed. Five-thousand of the animals were let loose on the road, police say.
  • Caption Jimmy Carter at Brandeis

    02/07/2007 10:51:52 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 14 replies · 794+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 1-7-07 | Unknown
    "Oh no! It's full of Jews!"
  • BBC: Spy lifts lid on al-Qaeda

    11/16/2006 6:13:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 1,707+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 16 November 2006, 21:01 GMT | Gordon Corera BBC security correspondent
    It is rare to get an insider's perspective on the emergence of al-Qaeda. It is also rare to get a glimpse of the world of spies and agents. To provide both is incredibly unusual. Omar Nasiri - not his real name but one chosen to protect his identity - says he spent seven years working as an agent for European intelligence services and as an al-Qaeda operative, part of the time in the UK. He provides a unique insight into how al-Qaeda was far more organised, coherent and determined in the 1990s than was appreciated at the time. Jihad militants...
  • Pygmy rabbit near extinction

    05/18/2006 12:42:24 PM PDT · by djf · 116 replies · 1,579+ views
    King 5 news ^ | 5/18/06 | djf
    KING 5 TV reports that the last male of the Columbia pygmy rabbit species known to exist in captivity has died. There are two surviving females. Hopes are that cross breeding can rejuvenate the species.
  • News in brief from the San Francisco Bay area [Rabbits multiplying in Palo Alto]

    02/06/2006 4:45:36 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 148+ views
    AP ^ | 2/6/6
    Palo Alto, Calif. -- Sixty-five rabbits have been found abandoned around the city in recent months, and all but one of them have been euthanized, city officials said. Animal control officials said the same person is likely responsible for leaving the rabbits in five separate incidents during the past six months. Most of the rabbits were skittish around humans, and some were emaciated and had open wounds on their bodies, city officials said. "It appears that the person is endlessly allowing rabbits to breed and then they are carelessly dumping them in our city," city officials said in a statement....
  • Defend your nuts: a parable on property rights and hippies

    10/02/2005 7:09:28 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 7 replies · 661+ views
    HamsterMotor ^ | Sept. 28, 2005 | Tom Pooklekufr
    Defend your nuts: a parable on property rights and hippies Suppose you were a squirrel. You would work hard to find the biggest nuts, and then stash those large nuts in secret places. You'd only do so if you had a high degree of assurance that those nuts would be there, unrotted and ready to eat, when your life depended on them. You'd have to depend on other squirrels to not steal your nuts, and assure them that you would do likewise. Now suppose that a pack of liberal chinchillas, calling themselves the Friends of the Forest, came along preaching...
  • Probe of BU lab illnesses looks to a lurking contaminant (Researchers Get Rabbit Fever)

    01/23/2005 10:10:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 2,525+ views ^ | January 21, 2005 | Stephen Smith and Scott Allen
    The investigation into how three Boston University researchers became infected with tularemia when they thought they were working with a harmless form of the germ is increasingly focusing on the possibility that a naturally occurring lethal strain contaminated animal blood used to promote growth of the bacteria.
  • Rabbits Run Owner Out Of House

    10/21/2004 7:37:49 AM PDT · by sushiman · 38 replies · 979+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/20/04
    He wanted a bit of company, so he bought a pair of bunnies. He ended up with more company than he could handle. Given the run of the house, the little furballs did what rabbits are known for. In less than a year, the man, whose name the Louisiana SPCA withheld on grounds that he was embarrassed enough already, had 73 rabbits. They chewed the furniture. They burrowed into chairs, couches and mattresses. They processed food faster than their owner could clean up after them. Finally, said SPCA Executive Director Laura Maloney, he passed out. Then he moved out and...
  • Guiltess Grill? Amusing (profane)Rant on Annoying Vegetarians

    08/14/2004 1:38:12 PM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 31 replies · 1,010+ views
    Maddox ^ | unknown | Maddox
    I was looking over a menu in a restaurant the other day when I saw a section for vegetarians; I thought to myself "boy, I sure am glad that I'm not a meat-hating fascist" and I skipped on to the steak section (because I'll be damned if I'm going to pay $15 for an alfalfa sandwich, slice of cucumber and a scoop of cold cottage cheese), but before I turned the page something caught my eye. The heading of the vegetarian section was titled "Guiltless Grill," not because there were menu items with fewer calories and cholesterol (since there were...
  • What A Mother!

    05/17/2004 10:06:50 PM PDT · by projectile · 125 replies · 1,661+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 5, 2004 | The Early Show correspondent Melinda Murphy
    Michelle Duggar just won the "Young Mother of the Year Award" in Arkansas, which is sponsored by American Mothers Incorporated. Duggar is like any mom -- multiplied several times over. Michelle Duggar, 37, and her husband, former state Rep. Jim Bob Duggar, have 14 kids. All of their names start with the letter "J," and number 15 is due this month. The children: Joshua, 16; Jana and John-David, 14; Jill, 12; Jessa, 11; Jinger, 10; Joseph, 9; Josiah, 7; Joy-Anna, 6; Jeremiah and Jedidiah, 5; Jason, 3; James, 2; and Justin, 1. "I'm either expecting or nursing," Michelle Duggar says...
  • DFU SONG: More Than a Feeling (Boston Globe has my wife reeling)

    05/13/2004 9:27:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies · 217+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 5-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - MORE THAN A FEELING I woke up this morning to check out the news The kids got the GLOBE and brought it inside I looked at them both and their eyes had bulged Their jaws had dropped...they were quite surprised My wife was reeling...there's porno on page one Yes, she was seething...oh my goodness, what has this rag done? Nude Iraqi chicks there on display Some wore blue thongs like an intern wore Although this time they were on top their head They did it like rabbits on camera "They're genuine," that's what the GLOBE said That's...
  • Teacher Under Fire for Killing Baby Rabbits As Class Watched

    03/24/2004 6:57:39 PM PST · by DentsRun · 26 replies · 307+ views
    WFTV (Florida) ^ | March 24, 2004
    PLANT CITY, Fla. -- A veteran Plant City High School agricultural science teacher faces fines and criticism after killing two day-old rabbits with a shovel as her stunned class looked on, authorities said Tuesday. But Jane Bender won't face criminal charges for killing the sickly rabbits, which had been rejected by their mother, officials said. Investigators said Bender killed two rabbits and buried them in a field near the agricultural lab with two others from the same litter that had died. "We felt this person had to be held accountable," said Hillsborough County Animal Services investigator Dennis McCullough, whose agency...
  • Foul play killed rabbits, sleuth says

    02/29/2004 8:53:19 AM PST · by Condor51 · 7 replies · 220+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 29, 2004 | Staff
    NORTH SIDE -- Concerned at the appearance of dead rabbits during his February nature walks along Montrose Point, North Sider Ion Valentin has leveled a new and chilling suspicion: Somebody targeted the rabbits with killer potatoes to stop them from eating the local greenery. ~~snip~~ "We are definitely not poisoning rabbits," said Park District spokesman Julian Green, who said the dead rabbits "were news to us as well."

    09/05/2003 6:11:09 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 46 replies · 2,855+ views
    AP Breaking News ^ | 5 September 2003
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A veterinarian accused of using a mallet to kill a miniature dachshund that had entered his yard has been charged with felony animal cruelty. Dr. Mircea Volosen, who was indicted Thursday, could receive up to two years in prison if convicted of killing his neighbor's pet. Police say the dog was killed July 4 after it entered Volosen's Fort Worth-area yard, where he keeps chickens and rabbits. Volosen's attorney, William D. Cox III, said Friday that his client will plead innocent. "We're disappointed and surprised by the indictment. It's merely Dr. Volosen was exercising his...
  • North Korea clones rabbits

    07/10/2003 9:50:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 181+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 10 2003
    NORTH Korea has successfully cloned two male rabbits who have gone on to reproduce, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said today. The rabbits, cloned a year ago by the institute of experimental biology under the North's academy of science, have since fathered dozens of leverets, the agency said in a dispatch monitored here. "Researchers of the institute made two rabbits (male) in July last year by developing a somatic cell cloning technology based on fibroblast derived from 15-day-old foetus," the agency said. "The one-year observation of these rabbits proved that they had fertility. The rabbits have already produced tens...