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  • China Town Building Bug Bombed

    07/12/2013 5:35:28 AM PDT · by njslim · 1 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Alfred Ng, Thomas Tracy , Bill Hutchinson
    A blaze that ripped through a problem-plagued Chinatown building in New York on Thursday injuring a dozen people, two critically was apparently sparked by roach bombs being improperly used, a police source said.
  • Cockroach Crawls All Over NBC Reporter During Live Shot - & He Doesn't Even Flinch (Poor Bug)

    10/19/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 October 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Cockroach crawls all over NBC reporter during live shot - and he doesn't even flinch 'Don't move' is the all too familiar advice when it comes to creepy crawlies, and that is exactly what an NBC reporter did when a large red cockroach crawled over his back and shoulders during a live shot. Robert Kovacik was reporting from West Los Angeles when the disgusting bug appeared on his left shoulder, disappeared behind his back and the reappeared again on his right arm. Unflinching, the journalist carried on with his piece about a Manson-related murder spree as the cockroach climbed up...
  • Man collapses, dies after winning roach-eating contest in Broward

    10/08/2012 9:31:07 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10-08-12 | ANNA EDGERTON
    Edward Archbold was willing to do anything to win an exotic python even eating bugs both crunchy and slimy. His competitive spirit ended in tragedy. After downing more than 20 giant creepy-crawlies, Archbold vomited, collapsed and died. The grand prize has been put aside in his name and will be given to his estate. Friday nights contest at a Deerfield Beach reptile store started with a party atmosphere, with food and drink besides the bugs. The insect-eating began with an eye on the prize: a female Ivory Ball python that sells for $700. Archbold, 32, wasnt a snake...
  • Neil Armstrong's Corvette lands on eBay

    05/03/2012 8:20:54 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 66 replies
    FOX News ^ | 05-03-12 | FoxNews.com
    It didnt go to the Moon, but it sure looks like it did. A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette once owned by Neil Armstrong is being auctioned on eBay. The blue coupe sat unused in a garage since 1981, before being purchased by its current owner in February of this year. Its in barely running condition, but is mostly original. Aside from a new carburetor, water pump, muffler and wheels, the only major modification is a set of poorly done fender flares. The fully-documented Vette has a 390 hp 427 cubic-inch V8 running through a four-speed manual transmission and, fitting of a...
  • Leaping Cockroach Gets Around on Spring-Loaded Knees (recently discovered)

    12/15/2011 10:13:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    12/07/11
    Link only - Leaping Cockroach Gets Around on Spring-Loaded Knees
  • Roaches are forever as novel Valentine's gift

    02/13/2011 12:44:58 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) In what is described as the perfect Valentine's Day gift, New York's Bronx Zoo is offering the chance to name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after that special someone in your life. "Flowers wilt. Chocolates melt. Roaches are forever," the zoo said on its website about the name a roach gift, which was also billed as a limited Valentine's Day offer. More than 1,000 people chose the cockroach option for their Valentine in the first 24 hours of the offer this week, a zoo spokesman said. The recipient of the present gets a certificate explaining that there...
  • Rahm Emanuel knocked off ballot by Appellate Court

    01/24/2011 10:09:04 AM PST · by Piranha · 132 replies
    WLS Radio | 1/24/2011 | self
    I just heard on WLS radio in Chicago that the Illinois Court of Appeals (the second-highest court in the state) overturned the recommendation of the electoral panel and ruled that Rahm Emanuel may NOT be on the ballot for Mayor. They ruled that he did not meet the statutory residence requirement nor did he meet any of the statutory exceptions. Wow.
  • Murtha-tied Company Wins Sole-Source Vaccine Contract

    01/04/2010 11:20:48 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 10 replies · 526+ views
    Weekly Standard Blog ^ | 1-4-2010 | Michael Goldfarb
    Murtha-tied Company Wins Sole-Source Vaccine Contract Michael Goldfarb January 4, 2010 Several months ago we warned that Tara O'Toole who recently became Under Secretary for the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security would reward her friends resulting in millions of dollars in gifts to John Murtha cronies who supported her nomination. And it now appears the Murtha/O'Toole favor factory has begun production. In February 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a request for proposal (RFP) for a second-generation Anthrax vaccine. This RFP was issued to be a re-procurement for a contract that...
  • Roach drops out of race for 50th district seat

    05/08/2006 3:11:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 663+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/8/06 | Dani Dodge
    Republican businessman Eric Roach announced he would be "standing down" in the 50th District Congressional race and stop campaigning for the seat to try to ensure a Republican victory. Maintaining the Republican majority in Congress is a vital goal this year, and a loss here in the 50th Congressional district to a liberal Democrat like Francine Busby would send the wrong signal across our great nation, he announced in a statement read to reporters in a conference call. Roach did not speak in the call; instead Stan Devereux, his communications director, read his statement and answered questions. In the statement,...
  • CA: Bilbray will draw top GOP figures (Hastert, Cheney, McCain)

    05/06/2006 9:20:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 424+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 5/6/06 | John Marelius
    A parade of prominent national Republicans traipsing to San Diego County to raise money for Republican congressional candidate Brian Bilbray begins today with a visit by House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Bilbray is locked in a tight runoff campaign race with Democrat Francine Busby to fill the remainder of Republican Randy Duke Cunningham's term. Cunningham resigned and was sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion charges related to accepting bribes. Hastert, of Illinois, will be the featured attraction this morning at a Bilbray fundraising reception at the La Jolla Marriott. Vice President Dick Cheney will highlight...
  • CD50 - Survey shows Busby ahead in "safe" GOP seat!

    05/05/2006 5:25:05 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 73 replies · 1,451+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 05-05-2006 | Jon Fleischman
    Federal lobbyist and former Congressman Brian Bilbray, the Republican, is LOSING to liberal school teacher Francine Busby, the Democrat in a “safe” GOP seat as conservatives nationally, and in this coastal San Diego County district are fed up with ‘big government’ Republicanism. I just got off of the phone with Bill Hauf. The overwhelming majority of FR readers will be unfamiliar with who that is – Hauf is one of the conservative candidates who ran in the large field to replace ‘Duke’ Cunningham in Congress. Hauf, who ran a principled campaign on the issues, didn’t fare as well as he...
  • George F. Will: Political stew in San Diego

    04/27/2006 10:34:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 30 replies · 838+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/27/6 | George F. Will
    SAN DIEGO - The baroque process of picking a replacement for jailed Republican Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham has made California's 50th Congressional District inscrutable. It will be deciphered by the evening of June 6. On April 11, the district voted on 18 candidates - 14 of them Republicans. If one had received more than 50 percent, he or she would have Cunningham's seat, at least until this November's election. Democrat Francine Busby, 55, a women's studies lecturer who in 2004 won 36 percent running against Cunningham, finished first, but with only 43.7 percent, about what Bill Clinton, Al Gore and...
  • Kaloogian Says THANK YOU to Conservative Supporters

    04/14/2006 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 15 replies · 446+ views
    Friends, I wanted to write to you and thank you in the aftermath of the Special Election for the 50th Congressional District. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we were unable to claim victory in this past Tuesdays Special Election. The good news is that we managed to keep the anti-war liberal Democrat, Francine Busby, below 50% - and therefore kept her from winning this seat outright. Spending over a million dollars in the final few weeks, the liberal, anti-war extremists were dealt a stunning blow. There will now be a runoff election in June between the top two finishers....
  • Republican race for Cunningham's seat remains up in the air

    04/12/2006 5:48:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 738+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/12/06 | Allison Hoffman - ap
    The Republican Party's choice to replace jailed former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham remained up in the air Wednesday, with the two leading candidates separated by less than 900 votes and neither side claiming outright victory. With 100 percent of the precincts counted, lobbyist and former GOP Rep. Brian Bilbray had 19,366 votes or 15 percent of the vote in California's 50th District. Eric Roach, a venture capitalist who poured at least $1.8 million of his own money into the race, trailed with 18,486 votes or 14 percent. County officials said 10,000 last-minute absentee and provisional ballots were being tallied, with...
  • Democrat early leader in special election to fill Cunningham seat

    04/11/2006 10:48:59 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 672+ views
    Mercury News ^ | April 11, 2006 | ALLISON HOFFMAN
    A school board member running for Congress led in early results Tuesday of a special election to fill the unfinished term of former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, now in prison for bribery. Democrat Francine Busby moved a step closer to the congressional office she first sought in 2004, when she lost badly to Cunningham. But the self-described soccer mom appeared to fall short of the majority she would need to stage an upset in California's 50th District, where Republicans outnumber Democrats 3-to-2. In absentee voting, Busby had 27,332 votes, or 42 percent, to lead all 18 candidates in the nonpartisan,...
  • Democrat Busby seeking upset in 50th District

    04/06/2006 5:57:11 PM PDT · by NordP · 14 replies · 505+ views
    Capitol Weekly News ^ | April 6th, 2006 | Malcolm Maclachlan
    E-mail article April 11 could be do-or-die for Francine Busby. The Democratic congressional candidate appears to have a slim chance to win a majority in next week's special election to replace former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham. But she would be a heavy underdog in a runoff as GOP voters unite around a single candidate. Democrats now are looking to the special election as a potential bellwether. If Busby pulls off an upset next week, it may be a harbinger of a rough political season for congressional Republicans. The race in San Diego's 50th District has been watched closely because of...
  • Howard Kaloogian - Photo by candidate not taken in Baghdad

    04/02/2006 9:44:48 AM PDT · by Fred · 12 replies · 939+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | March 30, 2006 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO During his congressional campaign, Howard Kaloogian has portrayed himself as an aggressive conservative willing to go the extra mile, or in this case, 7,000 miles, to show that the war in Iraq is going well. But a funny thing happened on the way back from Baghdad at least according to Kaloogian: His group stopped in Istanbul, their pictures got confused and now he's at the center of a national Internet photo scandal. For weeks, Kaloogian's campaign Web site featured a photo of a peaceful city block to help make his case that things are going well in...
  • Kaloogian - Photo by candidate not taken in Baghdad 50th Congressional District Special Election

    03/30/2006 9:16:27 PM PST · by Fred · 12 replies · 783+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | March 30, 2006 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO During his congressional campaign, Howard Kaloogian has portrayed himself as an aggressive conservative willing to go the extra mile, or in this case, 7,000 miles, to show that the war in Iraq is going well. But a funny thing happened on the way back from Baghdad at least according to Kaloogian: His group stopped in Istanbul, their pictures got confused and now he's at the center of a national Internet photo scandal. For weeks, Kaloogian's campaign Web site featured a photo of a peaceful city block to help make his case that things are going well in...
  • Melanie Morgan - "You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy" Tour on 850am KOA at 10:00am mountain Thu Aug 25th

    08/24/2005 7:31:58 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 1,050+ views
    Mike Rosen's website at 850am KOA ^ | Wed. August 24th, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    Thursday, August 25th - "Move America Forward's" Chairman Melanie Morgan will be on to discuss the "You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy" Tour. She is scheduled for 10:00am mountain (noon ET ... 9:00am for the folks on the west coast and Rio Linda). If the time changes for any reason I will post it here on this thread so stay tuned. You can listen to Mike Rosen's show LIVE by visiting the 850am KOA website, http://www.850koa.com/", and click the 'Listen Live' link near the top on the left side of the page. There is no registration required.
  • Researchers Identify Roach Mating Scent (decide to call pheromone 'blatellaquinone')

    02/17/2005 4:24:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,009+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/05 | Paul Recer - AP
    WASHINGTON - Scientists have identified the "come hither" scent that female German cockroaches use to lure males, a discovery that may help control one of the world's most troublesome and resistant household pests. Female cockroaches emit a pheromone, or chemical attractant, to let males know they are ready to mate. Researchers earlier identified the courtship chemicals used by other cockroach species, but the romance scent of the German cockroach remained elusive. "The German cockroach is the one we wanted because it is a worldwide pest that gives all the other cockroaches a bad name," said Wendell L. Roelofs, a Cornell...
  • CBS mocks conservatives (their ratings higher than ever)

    10/28/2004 9:56:16 PM PDT · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 69 replies · 1,254+ views
    10-29-04 | me
    Today I overhead 2 guys sitting in front of me on a flight. They basically said that conservative threats of a CBS boycott are a joke. They said CBS has 3 of the top 5 rates shows.
  • Woman swallows fork trying to remove roach from throat(+ x-ray photo)

    07/11/2003 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 52 replies · 696+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/11/03 | (AP/ Effi Sharir)
    An X-ray showing a fork lodged sideways in the stomach of a 32-year-old woman who accidently swallowed it while using it to scoop a cockroach out of her throat, in the northern Israeli town of Tiberias on July 10.
  • Scientists confident of SARS link {SARS spread by cockroaches!}

    04/11/2003 7:10:37 PM PDT · by Vigilant1 · 64 replies · 678+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 11 April 2003 | Julie Bell
    Evidence of new virus found in stool samples, journal report says Scientists working to identify the cause of a mysterious respiratory illness that has killed 111 people worldwide are now almost certain that it is associated with a new kind of coronavirus, a family of viruses also responsible for the common cold. One of two groups of scientists whose findings were published online yesterday in separate New England Journal of Medicine articles also said they had found genetic evidence of the virus in some victims' stool samples. The finding lends support to a previously advanced theory that the virus might...
  • Since I haven't contributed

    09/11/2002 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2timothy3.16 · 627 replies · 3,315+ views
    9-11-2002 | self
    Since I am approaching my one year anniversary of being a "freeper" and since I have never contributed a dime to FR, jim or the republican party, I am going to beat the powers to be at FR and voluntarily leave, rather than have them come up with one of the cock and bull stories to ban me. Been fun,Bye
  • Oppose Bush's Power Grab

    09/08/2002 11:26:24 PM PDT · by GalvestonBeachcomber · 49 replies · 1,304+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 09/09/02 | Charley Reese
    Americans who value the Constitution should stand with Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., and oppose George Bush's attempted power grab in conjunction with establishing a Department of Homeland Security. The Bushies are trying to frame the debate as either protecting bureaucracy or providing security for Americans. In fact, the debate is about preventing an authoritarian president from sacrificing the Constitution in the name of providing security. Let me remind you that those who prefer security to freedom will lose both. Bush wants to be able to disregard labor contracts and civil-service rules, as well as move money within the department as...
  • Cannabis 'worse than tobacco'

    07/10/2002 7:15:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 106 replies · 6,685+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2002
    Cannabis poses a greater threat to health than tobacco, lung experts have warned. The warning comes on the day that Home Secretary David Blunkett is due to make a Commons statement about the future of government drug policy. Many young people are simply not aware that smoking cannabis may put them at increased risk of respiratory cancers and infections . Dame Helena Shovelton: The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended that cannabis is downgraded from a class B drug to class C. This would mean that possession would lead to a caution, rather than arrest. The British Lung Foundation is...