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  • DA won’t charge bike assault thugs

    10/02/2013 10:51:12 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 223 replies
    The Manhattan DA’s office won’t press charges against one of the motorcycle thugs who allegedly terrorized and beat a man after a wild chase on the West Side Highway, and is reluctant to prosecute another, sources said Wednesday. Allen Edwards, 43, of Queens, who allegedly smashed Alexian Lien’s rear driver’s side window with his fist, surrendered to cops Tuesday morning but will not be charged, the sources said.
  • SEE IT: Pack of motorcyclists chase driver, his wife and child in SUV, attack him in upper Manhattan

    09/30/2013 7:47:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 267 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 9/30/13 | Joe Kemp
    The man’s Range Rover was surrounded by several bikers on the West Side Highway on Sunday. One biker apparently cut the driver off and slammed on the brakes just before the SUV bumped his rear tire. But when the driver stopped, several bikers began to damage his SUV. Cops are investigating. A pack of bikers pummeled a driver in upper Manhattan on Sunday, after a wild chase that began with a fender bender on the West Side Highway, cops said. The brawl erupted after the victim — who was driving his wife and their young child — became surrounded by...
  • Mont. lawmakers approve 'roadkill bill'

    04/07/2013 2:36:40 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 64 replies
    upi ^ | April 7, 2013
    HELENA, Mont.- Montana lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow residents to salvage meat from wild animals accidentally killed on the state's roadways, officials said. The Montana state Senate approved HB 247, or the "roadkill bill," in March and it is now awaiting review by Gov. Steve Bullock, the Los Angeles Times reported. The bill would allow some Montana residents -- they would have to apply for a permit -- to take home certain roadkill for food, Republican state Rep. Steve Lavin said. "There are a lot of animals and a lot of roadway in Montana," Lavin said. "I've...
  • Montana legalises cooking and eating roadkill ['you kill it, you grill it' law.....]

    04/07/2013 12:00:37 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Montana legalises cooking and eating roadkill Montana has become the first US state to allow drivers to cook and serve carrion picked up from road accidents under a 'you kill it, you grill it' law. By Philip Sherwell, New York 7:10PM BST 07 Apr 2013 Lawmakers in the US state have overwhelmingly passed a bill allowing locals to salvage meat from the carcasses of wild animals killed in road accidents. When signed into law by the governor, Montana could become "the ultimate drive-through destination for adventurous foodies", the website Huffington Post noted. Steve Lavin, the legislator who introduced the bill,...
  • Electronic deer deterrent could prevent over 1 million accidents each year

    12/01/2012 10:48:45 AM PST · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/27/12 | foxnews
    A new device could stop over one million automobile accidents each year, its inventor claims. Deer Deter is an automated electronic system designed to keep wild deer and other large animals from running into oncoming traffic in the dark of night. Using a combination of light and sound, it literally stops the animals in their tracks as cars pass by.
  • (ObamaNation) 'Road Kill Cookbook' Author: Feed Needy with Roadside Recipes

    10/14/2012 2:25:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    West Virginia Gazette ^ | October 12, 2012 | Rick Steelhammer
    'Road Kill Cookbook' author: Feed needy with roadside recipes CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The man who helped put West Virginia on the map as a mecca for road-kill cuisine wants to put more vehicle-harvested venison in the refrigerators of the needy. "I want to start a road-kill hotline," said Jeff Eberbaugh, the author of 1991's "Gourmet Style Road Kill Cooking and Other Fine Recipes," and "Road Kill Cooking Redneck Style and More Tails From the Fast Lane," published in 1992. "I see so much good meat lying along the road going to waste. It's meat that a lot of people could...
  • Kentucky restaurant shut down after road kill found in kitchen (Chinese)

    10/01/2012 11:47:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    myFoxDC ^ | 10-01-2012 | Staff
    <p>A Chinese restaurant in Kentucky has reportedly been forced to shut its doors after allegedly serving up roadkill.</p> <p>WKYT.com reports that the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg was shuttered on Thursday after a customer called the health department when she saw a dead deer being wheeled into the kitchen.</p>
  • Restaurant shut down after roadkill brought into kitchen

    09/29/2012 7:16:52 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 52 replies
    wkyt.com/wymt ^ | Fri 2:22 PM, Sep 28, 2012 | Brittany Pelletz
    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - A Chinese restaurant forced to shut its doors after getting caught with a dead deer in the kitchen. It happened Thursday afternoon at the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg. "We were actually joking about the, you know, the whole Chinese restaurant. You know some rumors that you hear," says Katie Hopkins, a customer of the Red Flower restaurant. But, Hopkins and her friends never imaged what would happen next, after finishing up a buffet lunch. "Two of the workers came in wheeling a garbage can and they had a box sitting on top of it....
  • (Roadkill Raccoon) Along Duluth Roadside, Road-Striping Crew Delivers A Final Insult

    09/14/2012 8:41:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | September 14, 2012 | News Tribune staff,
    Along Duluth roadside, road-striping crew delivers a final insult At least one Howard Gnesen Road traveler said she wishes someone on the road crew had taken the time to clear the way before the striping truck came through this week. At least one Howard Gnesen Road traveler said she wishes someone on the road crew had taken the time to clear the way before the striping truck came through this week. Patty Donaldson of Gnesen Township said she’d seen the dead raccoon in the roadway near South Road, north of Arrowhead Road, since early this week. She said she’s been...
  • PennDOT crew paints road line over dead raccoon

    08/09/2012 9:52:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 9, 2012
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation official says a crew couldn't avoid painting over a dead raccoon when they put new double-yellow lines on a western Pennsylvania road last week. But the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown reports Thursday that a motorist pointed out the mistake before it could be cleaned up. Sean McAfee tells the newspaper he almost wrecked his motorcycle because he was laughing so hard when he saw the freshly painted road kill in Johnstown on Aug. 2.
  • Ron Paul takes commanding early ZOT in Maine Caucus

    02/11/2012 2:03:25 PM PST · by bobbyw24 · 87 replies · 2+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 02/11/2012
    <p>Maine – Texas Congressman Ron Paul has taken a commanding lead over his GOP rivals in the Maine Caucus heading into its final day on Saturday, hoping to extinguish Rick Santorum’s modest campaign winning streak and launch a comeback of his own in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.</p>
  • Mystery Roadkill Still Unidentified after Further DNR Examination (Chupacabra, Mangy Badger?)

    08/07/2011 3:18:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    KSAX ^ | 08/05/2011 | Joe Nelson and Laurie Stribling
    Two days after Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials brought in a mystery carcass, found in rural Douglas County, no positive identification has been made. D.N.R. Area Wildlife Supervisor Kevin Kotts said Friday that after examining the remains, there are no clear signs of it not being a badger, however its longer tail is inconsistent with badgers he has seen. Kotts said there are clear signs that the animal was hit on the road, suffering skull fractures, but an intact jaw could help determine a positive identification. He said he expects fur trappers who have more experience with local mammals...
  • “No Labels” Group Meets … Or Why I Would Prefer You Not Call Me A Lefty

    12/14/2010 3:21:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies · 1+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | December 14,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    If only this were a coalition of the left and the right working out differences. But alas, it’s just a coalition of mostly liberal politicians who used to label themselves by a political party and now would rather fly stealth. Sigh. If you are not familiar with “No Lables”, no worries, it’s brand new and they certainly deserve a Hat Tip for brevity. Here’s their declaration: We are not labels – we are people. We care deeply about our country. We are frustrated and concerned about the tone of politics. We are passionate about addressing America’s challenges. We are Democrats,...
  • Cheap Thanksgiving: Serve Roadkill Instead of Turkey

    (Nov. 22) -- With turkey prices at an all-time high this year, you may want to seriously consider serving another type of meat at your Thanksgiving dinner -- roadkill -- since it's fresh, fast and free. According to Midwest hunter Buck Peterson, author of "The Original Roadkill Cookbook" (Ten Speed Press) and other humorous outdoor parodies, the most efficient way to do Thanksgiving on the cheap is to serve your guests freshly hit and roasted roadkill instead of a traditional turkey. "This time of year is perfect for nabbing a deer on the road. The rut is on, and bucks...
  • U.S. cops suspended for driving by woman's corpse, mistaken for deer carcass

    05/29/2010 9:11:09 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 15 replies · 710+ views
    The Province ^ | May 26, 2010 | staf reporter
    Two Ohio police officers were suspended without pay for six months after admitting they drove past a woman's body at the side of the road because they thought it was a dead deer, according to news reports. The two veteran Cleveland cops, Matthew Prince and David Muniz, were sent to check on a reported body by a police dispatcher on April 5. They called the Ohio highway department saying they'd found a deer carcass, but a disciplinary hearing found that they never stopped their cruiser to double-check what they'd seen. GPS records showed their vehicle never dropped below 40 miles...
  • Georgia Opens Roadkill Cafe

    04/30/2010 6:20:20 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 7 replies · 296+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 4/30/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    I'm so blessed to live in Georgia. While I CAN'T carry a concealed weapon in government buildings and churches (where these days, unfortunately, more people need them), at least I get to bag my roadkill:
  • Police: Drunk Pa. Man Tried To Revive Dead Opossum

    03/26/2010 1:45:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies · 648+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 26, 2010
    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - Police say they charged a Pennsylvania man with public drunkenness after he was seen trying to resuscitate a long-dead opossum along a highway. State police Trooper Jamie Levier says several witnesses saw 55-year-old Donald Wolfe, of Brookville, near the animal Thursday along Route 36 in Oliver Township, about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The trooper says one person saw Wolfe kneeling before the animal and gesturing as though he were conducting a seance. He says another saw Wolfe attempting to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Levier says the animal already had been dead a while.
  • Farewell, Air America, when we need it most (Ron Reagan Barf)

    01/23/2010 7:26:00 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies · 1,699+ views
    salon.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | Ron Reagan
    The conservative wing of the Supreme Court has brazenly revealed its corporatist agenda; President Obama may have found a populist voice with which to hector Wall Street; having given away Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat to a former Cosmo centerfold, Democrats are preparing to roll over on health insurance reform; and without doubt, Rush Limbaugh is making a complete ass of himself. Yet, for the first time in over a year, I won’t be able to talk about any of this on the radio. Air America, the long-suffering progressive talk radio network that carried my show, is no more. They...
  • Vigil for slain turkey set for Sunday in San Rafael

    01/21/2010 8:19:17 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 338+ views
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 1/21/10 | Jennifer Upshaw Swartz
    A vigil for the famed turkey struck and killed by a motorist in Gerstle Park is set for Sunday in San Rafael. "Our beloved town pet was struck by a car and passed away Tuesday evening," said Rene Arias, a Gerstle Park resident. "For those of us that will miss him and would like to get together to say goodbye and share stories we are holding a town vigil." The bird had become a fixture in the neighborhood after dwelling there for about a year and a half, and became well-known for his vanity, healthy appetite and dissatisfaction with motorists....
  • RTA saves possums from road kill

    01/03/2010 2:07:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 668+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 3, 2010 | Rosie Squires
    THE Roads and Traffic Authority has proudly announced the success of a road safety program - for our State's native wildlife. To reduce the number of animals killed on NSW roads each year, the RTA has installed more than 200 animal crossings on NSW highways. Rather than wait for a break in the constant flow of traffic, native animals are using specifically built tunnels and bridges to cross roads. And some of Australia's favourite native creatures have been smiling for the cameras as they scurry by. A little possum was snapped crossing over a rope bridge that hangs above the...
  • Coyote survives 75 mph collision with car...

    10/26/2009 6:16:18 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 64 replies · 2,461+ views
    Ny Daily news ^ | October 26th 2009, 4:19 PM | Ethan Sacks
    Daniel East and his sister, Tevyn, were driving at night along Interstate 80 near the Nevada-Utah earlier this month, when their car slammed into a coyote that scurried in their path, reported Rex Features. Believing there was no way the wild animal could survive the 75 mph collision, the pair kept driving for eight more hours to their destination, where they finally inspected the damage to their car.
  • Is roadkill a viable meat source? - 'Harvesting the highway" is becoming more and more prevalent

    09/20/2009 5:15:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies · 2,130+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Sept. 13, 2009 | Lucy Siegle
    Presumably following the maxim of "waste not, want not", utilising roadkill has become a trend. In the UK, top forager Fergus Drennan (www.wildmanwildfood.com) has taken to holding roadkill suppers. In Australia one Les Hall published a handy guidebook to spotting deceased species on the road. And in Canada designer Amy Nugent has taken things a step further, "harvesting" highway hits from bears and moose (what you might call megafauna) through to porcupines to fashion a celebrated jewellery range (www.roadquill.ca) that includes bracelets and tie slides. I'm not completely blind to the ethical reasoning here. The first rule of sustainability is...
  • Butchering of deer closes restaurant

    10/27/2008 12:22:34 PM PDT · by Mr. Dough · 34 replies · 1,297+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 10/27/08 | Maki Becker
    A Chinese restaurant in the Town of Hamburg was shut down by the Erie County Health Department Friday after an inspector found employees butchering a deer inside. Officials don’t know whether the dead deer at China King, 5999 South Park Ave., had been hunted or if it was road kill...
  • Oregon will make compost of roadkill

    09/14/2008 10:44:56 AM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 13 replies · 455+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 9-14-08
    HEPPNER, Ore. — Roadkill: It isn't just for dinner anymore. A new roadkill compost center near Heppner will ensure that many deer, cattle and other animals killed along Eastern Oregon highways won't simply decompose in a ditch. Instead, they will become productive compost. The Morrow County Planning Commission has approved a permit for a roadkill composting facility. Officials say roadside carcasses are becoming a larger problem as Oregon's population grows, and that roadkill attracts scavengers such as coyotes, which bother farmers and boost the likelihood of more roadkill. Tom Strandberg, the regional spokesman for Oregon Department of Transportation, said the...
  • Illinois highway workers put the brakes on roadkill pick-ups

    05/18/2008 5:27:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies · 124+ views
    WQAD.com ^ | May 17, 2008 | Chris Minor
    QUAD CITIES -- Illinois officials have grounded state highway workers, and that means you'll be seeing more dead animals along highways and interstates. ''There's alot more road kill, it's disgusting'', said a driver parked at a rest-stop along Interstate 74. ''It's not a very good image for the state. People drive through and see all that stuff in the road. '' Al Mustafa says he drives all over the country and noticed this week how bad it was on roads in Illinois. ''Dead deer. I've seen alot more. I seen a trucker almost have an accident trying to avoid one....
  • Roadkill Record Book Club

    05/05/2008 8:53:05 AM PDT · by politicalwit · 1 replies · 150+ views
    Sad but true...animals meet their maker on the highways and byways every day. We’ve all seen them...deer, raccoons, pheasants, geese, even bears...that happened to, (on purpose or accidentally), play in traffic. We look the other way and pretend that we didn’t see that big 12 point buck or that big old fat pheasant rooster laying on the shoulder of the road. The Road Kill Record Book Club celebrates and memorializes the alpha animals of the wild kingdom. Honor Mother Nature’s Finest. Pick up the “Big Guy”...measure with certainty...enter it in the Record Book. And if it’s a really good trophy...mount...
  • Has A Mythical Beast Turned Up In Texas? (Chupacabra Or Ugly Dog? You Decide)

    08/31/2007 7:31:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 5,790+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 31, 2007 | ELIZABETH WHITE
    Has a mythical beast turned up in Texas? By ELIZABETH WHITE, Associated Press Writer August 31, 2007 Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She's been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra. "It is one ugly creature," Canion said, holding the head of the...
  • Dead camel found on the roadside... in Sweden

    07/02/2007 9:02:38 AM PDT · by spald · 17 replies · 558+ views
    Khaleej Times Online ^ | July 2, 2007 | Staff writer
    Dead camel found on the roadside... in Sweden (AFP) 2 July 2007 STOCKHOLM - Motorists in Sweden are accustomed to seeing elks along the roadside, but the discovery of a dead camel on the shoulder of the E22 autoroute left more than a few eyebrows raised, media reported on Monday.‘But as the police patrol arrived at the scene it turned out to be completely true,’ police officer Lars Lindwall told Swedish news agency TT.Police got the call during the night between Sunday and Monday and found the visibly injured animal dead by the roadside outside the southern Swedish town of...
  • Road crew bludgeons hurt deer on I-440 (officer refused to shoot injured deer)

    06/24/2007 11:32:41 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 72 replies · 2,038+ views
    Tennessean | 6-23-07 | howard
    http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070624/NEWS01/706240398
  • ‘Beaver’ gets all the blame

    06/13/2007 7:38:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies · 457+ views
    Autos.Canada.com ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2007 | Randy Boswell,
    'Beaver’ gets all the blame British driver pins Grand Prix loss on wrong rodent Randy Boswell CanWest News Service Tuesday, June 12, 2007 Davidson blamed the wrong rodent for ruining his race when it wandered into the path of his car. It turns out a poor groundhog got in the way of the car. What, exactly, was that buck-toothed blur? The final, unfortunate act in the life of an unwitting Canadian rodent has grabbed headlines around the world after British Formula One driver Anthony Davidson blamed a "beaver" for wandering into the path of his car and ruining his race...
  • Why was the turkey crossing the road? - WEIRD BUT TRUE

    11/18/2006 9:56:19 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies · 1,026+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2006 | MARSHA KRANES
    WEIRD BUT TRUE By MARSHA KRANES and Wire Services November 18, 2006 -- Why was the turkey crossing the road? That's what Steven Lapre of Springfield, Vt., would like to know. He's been charged with deliberately running over the turkey - on his way to an anger management class.
  • GOP Calls for Dem Opponents to Distance Selves From Kerry Comments

    10/31/2006 8:07:06 PM PST · by blogblogginaway · 50 replies · 1,742+ views
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | oct. 31, 2006 | FOX NEWS
    WASHINGTON — Republicans are trying a seemingly successful technique found in Democratic campaign playbooks, linking their opponent to an objectionable gaffe much the way Democrats have pinned Republican candidates to politically unpopular President Bush. That appears to be the game plan as the GOP seeks to make John Kerry a last-minute issue before next Tuesday's midterm election by demanding to know whether their Democratic opponents support the Massachusetts senator's recent criticism of U.S. troops in Iraq. "Sen. Cantwell is Sen. Kerry's host in our state," reads a press release from Mike McGavick, Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell's Republican opponent. "She has...
  • USAF Reserve Command, NASA Photo of the Day: Pretty Pink Storm Front; Bald Eagle--Eat? Die? Flee?

    10/22/2006 9:10:20 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 7 replies · 1,688+ views
    USAF; NASA | October 4, 2006; September 6 2006 | USAF Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd; Gary Rothstein/NASA
    Photo 1: Storm front over Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (Niagara Falls Air Base), New York on 4 October 2006. Photographer: Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd, United States Air Force. Big image link: http://jccc.afis.osd.mil/images/hres.pl?Lbox_cap=1402598&dir=Photo (Mirror). Above photo, caption info via: http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20061021.htm Photo 2: An adult bald eagle at NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, decides that the tasty mid-day road meal can wait, and makes a hasty flight to avoid the oncoming vehicle. Photographer: Gary Rothstein, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Links: http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/images/large/06pd2061.jpg (big image), http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=29961 (the source). Above photo, caption info via: http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20060927.htm
  • LA jury: woman who ran over man she called 'road kill' was insane

    08/16/2006 10:23:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 2,087+ views
    LOS ANGELES A woman who was convicted of repeatedly running her car over a Hispanic man she called "road kill" will be sentenced to a state mental hospital after a jury found her insane. The panel deliberated for four hours Tuesday before returning its verdict in a retrial of the Sept. 1, 2000, death of Jesus Plascencia, 65. Marie Elise West, 41, of Hermosa Beach was convicted of second-degree murder in November 2004 for running over the restaurant worker outside a Van Nuys bagel shop, but that jury deadlocked on whether she was sane at the time of the crime....
  • To That Stupid Liberal Lurker - I Got Zapped

    06/24/2006 9:21:32 AM PDT · by tough decision · 238 replies · 6,388+ views
    One look at you tells me all I need to know about you. I am so tired of liberals that think they are so brilliant. You are such a stupid jackass. You are so stupid you probably believe that the Bush administration orchestrated the attacks on 9/11. Every time you go on the internet, every time you make a bank transaction, or pay a bill, every time you try to email a congressman or senator they are getting so much information off of you. Of course it is all a conspiracy by the Bush administration. I have screwed around by...
  • WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! You Mods ZOTTED Me!

    06/23/2006 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Gatemouth · 213 replies · 4,986+ views
    Kos | Gatemouth
    Here's something for you to ponder over... http://distressedamerican.cf.huffingtonpost.com/ Any thoughts?
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Rural (TX) highways get boost to 80 mph (Armadillos and feral hogs hit hardest)

    05/25/2006 4:27:13 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 136 replies · 1,497+ views
    AUSTIN – Yeehaw! Texans who brag they do things bigger and better are about to go faster too. State transportation officials on Thursday boosted speed limits on two stretches of rural highway from 75 mph to 80, leaving wandering armadillos and feral hogs a split-second less time to avoid becoming roadkill. It will be the highest posted speed limit in the country. New speed signs should be up in the next few days. And while state officials say the roads can accommodate it, safety and energy conservation advocates warn it will cost lives and hit drivers in the wallet at...
  • Rounding up roadkill for shuttle safety - Kennedy Space Center

    04/27/2006 2:00:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 501+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/27/06 | Irene Klotz
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA is trying to rid the Kennedy Space Center of vultures after the shuttle struck one of the large birds during lift-off last year on the first flight after the Columbia disaster. The space center has set up what it calls a "road kill posse" to quickly clear as many carcasses as possible from the 6,000-acre site (2,400-hectare), in hopes of encouraging the vulture population to relocate by cutting off its food supply. When shuttle Discovery lifted off the launch pad last July on the first flight since the 2003 Columbia accident, it hit a...
  • Pics of Iran...zotted

    04/09/2006 10:37:39 PM PDT · by downtownconservative · 12 replies · 518+ views
    As I came back from the picture tour of Iran (such nice photos) it occurred to me that the pics of women who were not wearing head scarves were old and of a former time in that country. There were no photos of women walking alone on the streets nor in ski attire nor in any of numerous settings in which you would normally expect to see them. As I looked at the high-rise apartments and condos, I wondered how many women and children were being abused within the walls at the time of the photograph being snapped. Sometimes it's...
  • Play About Demonstrator's Death Is Delayed [Rachel Corrie]

    02/28/2006 10:20:26 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 88 replies · 5,739+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 28, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    A potential Off Broadway production of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie," an acclaimed solo show about an American demonstrator killed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to stop the destruction of a Palestinian home, has been postponed because of concerns about the show's political content. The production, a hit at the Royal Court Theater in London last year, had been tentatively scheduled to start performances at the New York Theater Workshop in the East Village on March 22. But yesterday, James C. Nicola, the artistic director of the workshop, said he had decided to postpone the show after polling local...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Palestinians have spoken--Election of Hamas put final nail in coffin of peace process

    01/26/2006 11:22:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies · 793+ views
    Yedioth Internet ^ | 1-26-06 | Gershon Baskin
    The Palestinian people have spoken and their voice has been heard. No, the results did not surprise me; I have been speaking about a 55 percent Hamas victory for several weeks. The handwriting was on the walls, but the pollsters and the analysts failed to see it. The majority of Palestinians chose Hamas not only as a protest vote against the corruption of Fatah and the PA, as many Palestinians will tell us. The people also voted for Hamas because of its political agenda, and the Hamas won because most Palestinians share the belief that the negotiated process based on...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Five Deer Leap to Deaths From W.Va. Garage

    12/06/2005 4:03:13 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 51 replies · 728+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/6/05
    Five Deer Leap to Deaths From W.Va. Garage 2 hours, 53 minutes ago RANSON, W.Va. - Either they misjudged the distance or they couldn't take the traffic. For reasons that mystify authorities, five deer that made their way onto the top of a five-story parking garage suddenly leaped to their deaths Sunday. Police Cpl. Steve Cox found the does' bodies on a service road to the Charles Town Races & Slots, next to a security van they'd narrowly missed. "They took the plunge," he said. "It was just absolutely weird." A woman called police when she saw the deer falling,...
  • Bush unsure of Palestinian statehood before 2009

    10/20/2005 6:54:15 PM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 373+ views
    AFP ^ | Oct. 20, 2005
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush said that Palestinians might not have an independent state before he leaves office in January 2009, but urged them to crack down now on extremists who target Israel. After talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas, Bush renewed his support for Palestinian statehood bit did not second his guest's call for an immediate resumption of talks under the US-backed "roadmap" to peace with Israel. "I believe that two democratic states living side by side in peace is possible. I can't tell you when it's going to happen. It's happening," Bush said during a...
  • NOW Protests Nomination of John Roberts

    07/19/2005 8:41:24 PM PDT · by rgorman · 38 replies · 1,128+ views
    NOW email to supporters | July 19, 2005 | NOW
    JOIN the National Organization for Women (NOW), Wednesday, July 20th at 10:00 am for a demonstration against the nomination of anti abortion rights John Roberts to the United States Supreme Court! Dirksen Senate Office Building - Senate Swamp Constitution and First St SE 10:00 am The United States Senate must NOT confirm John Roberts. Let's show our support for women's rights.
  • Why would you assume nobody crosses over? (Help us, we've been zotted!)

    07/17/2005 7:46:15 AM PDT · by joe_oak · 185 replies · 3,589+ views
    Register Guard ^ | June 26, 2005 | James Chaney
    June 26, 2005 Guest Viewpoint: The party's over for betrayed Republican By James Chaney As of today, after 25 years, I am no longer a Republican. I take this step with deep regret, and with a deep sense of betrayal. I still believe in the vast power of markets to inspire ideas, motivate solutions and eliminate waste. I still believe in international vigilance and a strong defense, because this world will always be home to people who will avidly seek to take or destroy what we have built as a nation. I still believe in the protection of individuals and...
  • A Petition for ZOT!

    07/16/2005 8:08:05 AM PDT · by concerned republican · 111 replies · 3,153+ views
    I am very worried for Karl Rove. Ir appears he is going to jail, and I don't want him to end up in a bad place where bad things could happen to him (what were those bad federal prisons referred to in the movie "Office Space?") Can we start a petition to give to his sentencing judge to have him sent to a nice prison? Maybe he coould go where Martha Stewart went. Or is that just for women. Let's make sure he goes to a nice place, though.
  • 'Mr Ed' on the menu prompts neighs from New Zealand horselovers

    07/13/2005 4:45:29 PM PDT · by Cowman · 7 replies · 317+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | July 13, 2005 | no byline
    Canadian Press July 13, 2005 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Some customers say wild horses couldn't drag them to the table at a New Zealand restaurant that's offering a chargrilled horsemeat dish called "Mr. Ed is Dead." Restaurant owner David Kerr said Wednesday that he received lots of complaints and abusive phone calls after he started serving horse steaks at his eatery in Hamilton, North Island, as part of an annual event during which restaurateurs compete to offer the best out-of-the-ordinary culinary delights to diners. The calls were "pretty lively and disgusting and not comforting for the staff," Kerr said,...