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  • United Methodist Church leader mocks March for Life, UMC issues response statement

    01/25/2015 3:13:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    Bill Mefford, Director of Civil and Human Rights at the UMC’s Washington office, used the March for Life last week to mock the event with a sign, and picture he posted on Twitter, saying “I march for sandwiches.” Many are upset a church leader used a solemn event to liken an unborn baby to a sandwich. The next day, UMC Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe General Secretary General Board of Church & Society, issued a statement about Mefford’s “march”: “Affirming human dignity is central to the witness of Jesus Christ. Christians are called to watch over with care the lives of...
  • St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest

    10/09/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 9, 2014 | Ben Kesling
    St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest Echoing Those in Nearby Ferguson, Mo. Ben Kesling An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black teenager Wednesday evening, triggering protests in a metropolitan area that has been rattled by weeks of sometimes violent unrest in some neighborhoods following a high-profile police-involved shooting in August. The white, six-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, who was working as a private security officer, shot and killed Vonderrit Myers Jr., an 18-year-old black teen, following an alleged struggle and after the teen allegedly fired a pistol at...
  • How Bad Directions (And A Sandwich) Started World War I

    03/06/2014 3:10:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | March 06, 2014
    World War I began 100 years ago this summer. It's a centennial that goes beyond mere remembrance; the consequences of that conflict are making headlines to this day. To underline that, All Things Considered wanted to turn history on its head and ask historians and listeners alike: What if World War I had never happened? (Submit your answer in the form below.) If that sounds like an unlikely exercise, compare it to an even more unlikely event — the one that occurred on June 28, 1914, in the city of Sarajevo. It was the spark that ignited a global conflagration,...
  • SoCal teacher accused of making 10-year-old eat from trash

    02/22/2014 11:01:40 AM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 44 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 | KTVU.com
    POMONA, Calif. — A teacher in Southern California has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of forcing a student to eat food from a trash can. The incident was reported on Wednesday at Alcott Elementary School in Pomona. 10-year-old Gilbert Lopez said after he threw his lunch away, his teacher asked him to pull his sandwich out of the garbage and finish eating it.
  • Sandwich Shop Cans Workers Days Before Christmas

    12/24/2013 9:08:25 AM PST · by Baynative · 98 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12/24/13 | staff
    A River North sandwich shop fired its 20 employees Sunday night via email. The firings were effective immediately for the workers at Snarf’s Sub Shop at 600 W Chicago
  • Best Sandwiches In America: The 10 Greatest Sandwiches In America

    10/17/2013 11:52:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 84 replies
    AskMen ^ | Simon Majumdar
    I have long held that America’s greatest contribution to the culinary world is the sandwich. I’m well aware that the sandwich as we know it today dates back long before the time the country even came into existence (In fact, to the time when ancient Jewish sage, Hillel the Elder, first put lamb between soft matzah around 1 B.C.). The Americans have elevated slamming awesome stuff between bread into something of an art form, and few people would argue that some of the very best examples are to be found in the cities and at the roadsides of the United...
  • Obama walks to sandwich shop to try to win points on budget

    10/04/2013 2:44:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/4/13 | Roberta Rampton - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took an unusual stroll to a sandwich shop down the street from the White House on Friday, a photo opportunity designed to show their solidarity for workers laid off due to a government shutdown. Obama also seized the opportunity to respond to an embarrassing quote from an unnamed White House official that Republicans have used to their advantage in the battle over who is to blame for hundreds of thousands of people going without pay checks.
  • Ted Cruz: I’m ‘somewhere in between’ McCain and Paul on foreign policy

    09/12/2013 10:00:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 11 at 6:13 pm | Sean Sullivan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said Wednesday he considers his views on foreign policy to be “somewhere in between” the poles of libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and hawkish GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.). “I agree with Rand Paul that we should not intervene militarily in Syria, because it’s not in defense of our U.S. national security interests,” said Cruz during a question-and-answer session following a speech at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. But, Cruz added, he also agrees “with John McCain that if Iran is on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons that we...
  • What's your favorite Chick Fil A menu item?

    07/29/2012 10:35:29 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 51 replies
    Isupportchickfila.com | 7 29 12 | Mamzelle
    I regularly eat at chick fil a. I've always found it cleaner and friendlier than other fast food. This August first is support your local ChicknFilA day and I've decided to buy friends and family some of their gift cards. It'd be great to show the reprobates and terrible disgusting Democrat haters how little we give a flip when they try to intimidate us.
  • Pastrami Lovers Line Up Outside Langer's for Free Sandwiches

    06/15/2012 7:50:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 15, 2012
    Pastrami lovers came out bright and early Friday morning to line up in front of Langer’s Deli in Westlake as the restaurant celebrates its 65th anniversary by giving away free sandwiches. By 7 a.m., nearly 40 people had formed a queue outside the eatery on the corner of South Alvarado and West 7th streets. “This is a way for the owner, Norm Langer, to show his appreciation to his customers and to the community at large for everything they’ve given him,” said spokesman John Schwada. On Friday and Saturday, customers will receive a free No. 19 sandwich, the deli’s most...
  • Carnegie Deli to introduce 'Jetbow' (Tebow sandwich - 3.5 pounds)

    03/25/2012 10:40:49 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 28 replies · 2+ views
    espn ^ | 3-2012
    VIDEO AT THE LINK Forget a snack. It's time for a sandwich. The famous Carnegie Deli in Manhattan will introduce the Jetbow sandwich on Monday, in honor of new Jets backup quarterback, Tim Tebow. The meal will be about 3.5 pounds and contain corned beef, pastrami, roast beef, American cheese, lettuce and tomato on white bread, and will be introduced Monday to coincide with Tebow's press conference. "He's the poster boy for every parent and what they want their kids to be," owner Sandy Levine said. "Very religious, very clean-cut, an outstanding student, he does charity work. What more do...
  • Toast Sandwich Is UK's Cheapest Meal (Food In Tight Times Alert)

    11/16/2011 9:13:18 PM PST · by goldstategop · 90 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/16/2011 | BBC News
    Toast a thin slice of bread. Butter two slices of bread and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Place the toast between the two slices of bread-and-butter to form a sandwich. British Dietetic Association spokeswoman Melissa Little said there were ways to make the toast sandwich much better for not that much more money. Ms Little said: "You can add an egg for 8p, it's not much and it would give you some protein and keep you fuller for longer - and it would make it taste much better. "Half a can of sardines for 19p would provide good...
  • Poll: PB&J is the 'All-American' sandwich

    11/02/2011 8:54:09 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 1+ views
    upi ^ | Nov. 1, 2011
    LAWRENCE, Mass.- A food company said its survey of U.S. adults suggests peanut butter and jelly is the preferred "All-American" sandwich. Glutino, a Quebec company that conducted the survey to coincide with the release of its new Genius brand gluten-free bread, said the telephone survey of 1,006 adults Oct. 13-16 found 30 percent of respondents named peanut butter and jelly the "All-American" sandwich, compared to 17 percent for the BLT, 12 percent supporting grilled cheese and 9 percent backing the club sandwich. The survey found 51 percent of those polled consider sandwiches to be the "classic lunchtime meal," vastly preferred...
  • Pregnant mom says sandwich arrest was 'horrifying'

    11/01/2011 8:26:21 AM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 249 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/01/2011 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
    HONOLULU (AP) — Nicole Leszczynski couldn't imagine that two chicken salad sandwiches would land her and her husband in jail and her 2-year-old daughter in state custody. But it happened five days ago, when the 30-weeks-pregnant woman forgot to pay for her snack while grocery shopping. "It was the most ridiculous chain of events that happened," she said while sobbing Monday. "It's still hard to believe what happened." Leszczynski, 28, and her husband Marcin, 33, were handcuffed, searched then released on $50 bail each. Their ordeal at the police station lasted a few hours, but their daughter Zofia spent the...
  • Hawaii Couple's Daughter Taken Away for 18 Hours Over Alleged Sandwich Theft

    10/29/2011 7:29:43 AM PDT · by rawhide · 159 replies · 1+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 10-29-11
    <p>A Hawaii couple’s 3-year-old daughter was taken away from them for 18 hours after they were arrested for forgetting to a pay for two $5 sandwiches.</p> <p>The outing-turned-nightmare happened Wednesday while the family was shopping at a local Safeway.</p> <p>"We walked a long way to the grocery store and I was feeling faint, dizzy, like I needed to eat something so we decided to pick up some sandwiches and eat them while we were shopping," Leszczynski told the news station.</p>
  • Man Steals Sandwich, Uses Stolen Forklift As Getaway

    10/28/2011 10:40:44 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 15 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | 10/27/11 | CBS Pittsburgh
    ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man is accused of stealing a takeout sandwich and using a stolen forklift as his getaway vehicle. This happened in Ross Township. The suspect is 38-year-old Sean Faulkner of Bloomfield. Police say he stole the forklift from a construction site on Babcock Road near McKnight. Why did he steal it? He wasn’t just tired lugging a case of beer – he was hungry too.
  • Police: Man Steals Sandwich, Flees In Forklift

    10/28/2011 4:35:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 28, 2011
    ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police in Ross Township have arrested a man after they said he stole a sandwich from a restaurant and then tried to flee in a forklift parked nearby. Police said Sean Faulkner ordered food from Sieb’s Pub on Babcock Boulevard and ran out the door without paying Sunday. Employee Karie Donatelli told Channel 4 Action News’ Ari Hait that Faulkner “just was very weird. We were very leery of him.” Witnesses told investigators Faulkner then tried to leave in a forklift parked in a nearby lot, police said. “The forklift doesn't travel fast, so I don't...
  • Debt Crisis: Republicans Scent Victory With 'Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich'

    08/01/2011 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 01, 2011 | Ewen MacAskil
    Debt Crisis: Republicans Scent Victory With 'Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich' Both sides express unease at the deal,but it is Democrats who have given most ground to raise debt ceiling Ewen MacAskill 1 August 2011. It was easy wandering round the corridors of Congress yesterday to spot who had won the debt standoff. In huddles with party colleagues or heading off to caucus meetings to discuss the details of the deal or standing in front of TV cameras, it was the Republicans who had all the smiles. Democratic members of Congress looked uneasy, at times shifty; and some downright were angry. "If...
  • Leader of Black Socialist Caucus Says Debt Deal Is a “A Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich”

    07/31/2011 5:51:48 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 55 replies
    GatewayPundit.com ^ | July 31, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    This sounds like good news...The leader of the Black Socialist Caucus says the debt deal is a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich.” That must mean it is a much better deal than we had hoped for. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver is the current leader of the Black Caucus (without black Republican members) Roll Call reported: President Barack Obama’s rightward lurch to reach a $3 trillion deficit reduction deal with no guarantee of additional revenues had liberals fuming and Republicans all but declaring victory Sunday afternoon. With time running out to reach an agreement to raise the debt ceiling before Tuesday’s default deadline, Obama...
  • Sandwich shop coming to Boston Common’s ‘Pink Palace’

    03/22/2011 4:07:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 22, 2011
    The Earl of Sandwich chain will rent the “Pink Palace” structure — former public toilets — on Boston Common, the city announced today. The long-vacant Gothic structure, built in the 1920s as a men’s rest room facility, will open late this year or early next year as a hot-sandwich shop
  • Rep. Kucinich sues over olive pit in sandwich (for $150,000)

    01/26/2011 12:52:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 1+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/26/11 | Andrew Miga - ap
    Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio has sued a congressional cafeteria for dental damage he says he suffered after biting into an olive pit in a sandwich wrap he bought there. ... The suit says the wrap "contained dangerous substances, namely an olive pit" that a consumer would not reasonably expect to find in the product served. The suit says that Kucinich suffered "serious and permanent" dental and oral injuries requiring multiple surgical and dental procedures.
  • To hospital for gunshot wounds or eat my delicious sandwich first? Nom, nom, nom ...

    11/11/2010 3:48:58 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    AP via MSNBC.com ^ | November 11, 2010
    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — Police say a 25-year-old man who was shot twice after buying a sandwich at a deli went home and ate his lunch before going to the hospital. Miguel Soto said he was leaving the deli Tuesday when he heard three gunshots. One bullet hit him in the left leg, another in the groin. Police say he went home and ate the sandwich before asking his father to take him to a hospital.
  • Delivery Driver Stopped 2X in 1 Night for Drinking

    10/28/2010 1:32:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    WDAY ^ | Delivery driver stopped 2X in 1 night for drinking
    Police in Winona say a sandwich delivery driver was cited for drinking and driving twice in one night. Police told the Winona Daily News the 19-year-old was drunk Saturday when was making a delivery for Erbert and Gerbert's Sandwich Shop. Police say the Winona man parked in the middle of street and turned off his lights, and a taxi nearly struck his car. Officers contacted his manager, who said he wouldn't make any more deliveries that night. Police cited the driver for underage drinking and released him, telling him not to drive. But police say they later spotted him driving...
  • Sandwiches in a can: Can-do or can-don’t?

    07/21/2010 9:48:09 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 7/21/10 | Laura T. Coffey
    Mark Kirkland is used to skeptics. He’s comfortable with critics. He’s unfazed by the reaction he typically gets the first time people hear about his invention: “Ewwwwwwww.” Kirkland, 50, of Salt Lake City, Utah, has dedicated more than a decade of his life to a single concept: The sandwich in a can. Or, actually, make that a few concepts: Sandwiches in a can. Pizza in a can. French toast in a can. Cinnamon rolls in a can. Why a can? Because, when combined with techniques similar to those used to preserve Meals Ready-to-Eat for soldiers, an aluminum can keeps food...
  • "Subway" Trying To Trademark "Footlong", sending cease and desist letters to local sandwich shops

    05/18/2010 6:58:04 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 69 replies · 1,578+ views
    The Coney Island Drive Inn, a restaurant in Brooksville, Florida, has been selling 12-inch hotdogs — the restaurant calls them “footlongs” — for more than 40 years. Its Web site is gotfootlongs.com. Last week, the restaurant got a letter from a lawyer representing Subway, which, as you may have heard, sells 12-inch sandwiches for five bucks. After explaining that Subway “has applied for the trademark FOOTLONG (TM) in association with sandwiches,” the letter says: You are hereby put on notice to cease and desist from using FOOTLONG (TM) in association with sandwiches. You must immediately remove all references to FOOTLONG...
  • Subway's chicken sandwich is a white sponge on a bun

    05/04/2010 9:00:15 AM PDT · by jackspyder · 74 replies · 1,954+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | May 3, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Which came first the chicken or the egg? If you believe the Judeo-Christian story of creation found in the book of Genesis the answer is simple: the chicken. God spoke, and bam! Plump juicy chicken. He then observed His creation and said that it was "good." I however have not been so fortunate. Not long ago, here in San Diego, I ordered the Oven Roasted Chicken sandwich from fast-food giant Subway, and saw that it was not good, because what they called chicken looked more like a white sponge on a bun. I was shocked, realizing that this was not...
  • Dodd: A Political Career Sculpted for Infamy

    01/06/2010 4:34:19 PM PST · by publius321 · 8 replies · 612+ views
    http://www.OurHussein.com ^ | 1/6/2010 | MrArbitrage
    I guess in a way Senator Dodd's decision not to seek reelection means that the other half of the Kennedy / Dodd “waitress sandwich” bit the dust (so to speak). If you are like I was just a few months ago and have no idea what a “waitress sandwich” is, just go to Google as I did while trying to verify a story. It is apparently more well known than I knew because all one has to do to pull up 128,000 articles on this subject is to type “Kennedy D” and Google will fill in the rest for you...
  • Tuna Salad

    11/08/2009 7:01:12 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 26 replies · 1,166+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/08/2009 | Stacey Winder
    I like to make a big batch of this and have it for lunch during the week, or as a snack with crackers.
  • Obamacare Crap Sandwich Zero dollar available - use in your fight against Obamacare

    09/21/2009 3:33:42 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 393+ views
    self | 9/21/09 | Secret Agent Man
    This is political artwork for use in your activities fighting against Obamacare and the loss of freedoms this administration is attempting to take. Pass them out at town hall rallies. Leave them in your tip when you eat out. If you're a kid, leave some around the school you go to and tick off the liberal teachers. Mail them to your politicians, let them know you exist and you're out there. Make them aware you know what's going on. I left one in a gas pump the other day, in the nozzle handle for the next person who'd come by....
  • Ted Kennedy: The Senator of Sleaze who was a drunk sexual bully... and left a young woman to die

    08/27/2009 11:37:56 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 54 replies · 2,787+ views
    Senator Edward 'Ted' Kennedy stood for sleaze. Bloated and drunken, he used his standing in the Kennedy clan to chase vulnerable women - which brought his dream of reaching the White House to a shameful end. He was the youngest of the four Kennedy brothers, and by far the longest lived. Incredibly, he was in line to inherit his brother John F. Kennedy's legendary presidency, but his chances were dashed following the drowning of the pretty, young campaign assistant Mary Jo Kopechne. Forever known as the Chappaquiddick Incident after the Massachusetts island where it took place, the scandal in 1969...
  • Man beaten, robbed for bologna sandwich in Oklahoma City

    06/18/2009 12:32:18 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 53 replies · 1,159+ views
    Published: June 18, 2009 Roger Hamilton told police he was sitting on a bus station bench, preparing to put mayonnaise on his bologna and cheese sandwich, when a man wearing headphones began staring at him. Hamilton, 24, told police he asked the man if he could help him, but before he knew it, the man punched him in the mouth and snatched his sandwich. When police arrived at the Hudson Street bus station Wednesday, they found Hamilton with a swollen lip and his face covered in blood. Hamilton told police he did not know the man or why he assaulted...
  • Political consultant John Ruff dies in auto accident (Key Figure in Burris Perjury Trial)

    06/11/2009 5:54:47 PM PDT · by callisto · 79 replies · 4,215+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 9, 2009 | DAVE McKINNEY
    SPRINGFIELD -- A key figure in the perjury investigation of U.S. Sen. Roland Burris died in an automobile accident Monday, authorities in far west-suburban Kendall County confirmed Tuesday. John Ruff, of Sandwich, Ill., was killed shortly before 3 p.m. when his 2001 BMW convertible crossed an oncoming lane of traffic and collided with a tree while he was driving eastbound on Rogers Road near Oak Brook Road in unincorporated Plano, said Kendall County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Pearson. John Ruff, a key figure in the perjury investigation of U.S. Sen. Roland Burris was killed in an automobile accident Monday in Kendall...
  • Chemical reaction that explains the appeal of the bacon sandwich (Scientific Breakthrough!)

    04/06/2009 7:23:17 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 110 replies · 5,156+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | April 06 2009 | Daily Telegraph
    It is a simple pleasure for millions of hungry Britons but researchers have uncovered the science behind the enduring appeal of the bacon sandwich. A complex chemical interaction in the meat is what produces the winning combination of taste and smell in a bacon buttie, according to an expert. The reaction between amino acids in the bacon and reducing sugars in the fat is what provides the simple snack with its appeal, according to Elin Roberts, science communications manager at the Centre for Life education centre in Newcastle. She explained that the chemical changes that take place when the bacon...
  • Local restaurant creates Palin sandwich

    09/20/2008 5:38:33 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 36 replies · 454+ views
    ktuu.com ^ | 09/19/08 | Ted Land
    The McPalin sandwich has grilled pork tenderloin on it with caramelized apples, red onions, melted cheddar cheese, and crisp bacon. The sandwich is served with a side of lipstick and fries. ANCHORAGE, Alaska-- A local restaurant is incorporating politics into its menu. Lion's Den restaurant in midtown Anchorage has created its own specialty called the McPalin grilled pig sandwich. Lion's Den owner Dale Keefe says normally he keeps politics out of work conversation. But when he was making sandwiches with his crew last week, the big top news story was Barack Obama's comment, "You know, you can put lipstick on...
  • Hurricane Gustav offers McCain a chance to rise or fall with response

    MINNEAPOLIS – For John McCain and the Republicans, Hurricane Gustav carries both political peril and opportunity. ----------------------------------------------- "Had they not failed miserably three years ago in dealing with Katrina, we wouldn't be having this conversation," he said.
  • Man claims Subway baked knife into sandwich

    07/18/2008 6:28:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 80 replies · 155+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/17/08 | Edith Honan
    Man claims Subway baked knife into sandwich Thu Jul 17, 1:08 PM ET A New York man claimed in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday that he found a knife with a 7-inch (18-cm) blade baked into the bread of his foot-long "Cold Cut Trio" Subway sandwich. John Agnesini, 26, a magazine designer, said he had already taken a few bites from the sandwich in late June when he spotted the knife jutting out from the bread's crust. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan state court, seeks $1 million. "If I didn't look at it, I don't know what would have happened,"...
  • US and Russia in sandwich battle

    05/09/2008 10:54:53 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 2 replies · 72+ views
    al-BBC News ^ | May 9, 2008 | Staff
    From Cold War to cold meats... sailors from the US and Russian navies have tested their culinary skills in a sandwich-making competition. The contest was held during a visit by the US destroyer Stethem to the eastern Russian port of Vladivostok to mark Victory Day. Officers also joined in. A Russian cook took the prize for best-tasting sandwich while an American came top for most original presentation. Sandwiches topped with cucumber sails were among the Russian offerings. The ingredients included peppers, smoked ham, lettuce, cheese, mayonnaise, olives, cherry tomatoes and gherkins. The US winner in the individual contest got a...
  • In Triple Slaying, A Story of Heroism {NoVa illegal immigrant}

    12/11/2007 4:55:46 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 15 replies · 310+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 11, 2007 | Theresa Vargas
    As Judith Europa described how the father of her children shot and killed three people in a Woodbridge house, she clung to one positive: She and others were alive yesterday because two men were as intent on protecting those they loved as the gunman was on destroying them. Europa said she was lying with four children on the floor of her sister's bedroom Sunday when Anastacio Sanchez-Miranda, 39, slipped into the Grandview Avenue house unnoticed, his jealousy seething. She and the children watched as her sister, Rosario Europa, 24, and brother-in-law, Juan Manuel Guevara, 28, were gunned down. Guevara had...
  • Sen. Dodd Calls for the Removal of the Confederate Flag from South Carolina's Statehouse Grounds

    01/14/2007 5:48:30 PM PST · by conservativeinferno · 222 replies · 3,302+ views
    WISTV.COM (Columbia, SC) ^ | 01/14/06 | ConservativeInferno
    (Greenville-AP) January 14, 2007 - US Senator Christopher Dodd calls Sunday for the removal of the Confederate flag that flies at the South Carolina Statehouse. The Connecticut Democrat was attending a Martin Luther King Junior memorial event at a Greenville church Sunday night. He says black and white young people from South Carolina are fighting under one flag in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dodd says the Confederate flag belongs in a museum. Dodd will be at the King Day at the Dome rally at the Statehouse Monday. The event was started six years ago as the National Association for the Advancement...
  • Town May Make It Illegal To Hire Illegals

    09/25/2006 2:47:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 716+ views
    BOSTON -- The immigration debate is heating up in one Massachusetts town, where residents are expected to vote on a proposal that could revoke the license of any business that employs illegal immigrants. NewsCenter 5's Shiba Russell reported that the proposal has sparked an intense debate across the country, with letters and e-mails pouring into the offices of the Sandwich, Mass., board of selectmen. One selectmen said he would vote no because a yes vote would paint the Cape Cod town as "un-business friendly."
  • Sandwich to vote on proposal to punish businesses using illegals

    09/09/2006 9:17:33 AM PDT · by Panerai · 19 replies · 727+ views
    Boston.com / AP ^ | 09/09/2006
    SANDWICH, Mass. --Town residents will vote on a petition that would punish local businesses that hire illegal immigrants after selectmen refused to withdraw it, despite objections from human rights and immigration advocates. The Sandwich selectmen voted 4-1 Thursday to endorse the proposal, which would deny, suspend or revoke the license of a business with illegal immigrant workers, The Cape Cod Times reported. To become law, the home-rule petition must be approved by town meeting on Sept. 25 and by the state Legislature. Selectman Douglas Dexter said workers in the country illegally were hurting local businesses who don't hire them. "It's...
  • MERC (New Army ration) request for information [Vanity]

    05/05/2006 9:21:04 PM PDT · by neutrino · 10 replies · 520+ views
    n/a ^ | 05/05/2006 | Neutrino
    I've heard that a new MRE component is being manufactured, but there seems to be limited information about it. Here's what I've found so far: Pocket Food (Includes a picture) And an older item that discusses the matter at: seabeecook The second article mentions GoodMark Foods Inc., which has been acquired by ConAgra. Anyway, I'm curious - has anyone come across such things? Who is the contractor that produces the components? How do they taste? Is there a viable (and legal) source? Yours for culinary excellence, Neutrino
  • At £85 [US$143], is this the mother of all sandwiches? (Extravagance in Britain alert!)

    04/09/2006 4:26:18 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 8 replies · 588+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 09/04/2006 | By Olga Craig
    Twenty years ago, as a struggling and penniless sous chef in Paris, Giorgio Locatelli once saved a month's salary simply to buy a cut of beef. But then it wasn't just any cut. It was Wagyu, and it was making its European debut as the world's most expensive meat. Yesterday he tasted it again, though this time it was free. Which was just as well, really, since the rare ingredient, imported from Japan, was the gourmet filling in Britain's most expensive sandwich - a speciality which goes on sale from tomorrow at the Sandwich Counter at Selfridge's, in Oxford Street....
  • Far-right 'charity' that leaves Muslims hungry

    01/17/2006 7:01:28 AM PST · by Paul Ross · 36 replies · 1,532+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | January 17, 2006 | Susan Bell
    Tue 17 Jan 2006 Far-right 'charity' that leaves Muslims hungry SUSAN BELLIN PARIS FAR-right groups in France are distributing ham sandwiches and pork soup to homeless people in an attempt to discriminate against Muslims and Jews, forbidden to eat pork products. Food hand-outs, which have already taken place in Paris, Nice and Nantes, and in Brussels and Charleroi in Belgium, have now spread to the eastern French city of Strasboug. At the weekend, Strasbourg's prefect banned the extreme right association Solidarité Alsacienne from distributing its soupe au cochon (pig soup) to poor and homeless people in the city centre....
  • GOODBYE - (BOB GRANT) - Radio Legend Signs Off, Springer Fluff, Tip Jars Of The Stars

    01/13/2006 9:12:11 PM PST · by chuckpez · 29 replies · 1,512+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | January 14th, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    Even for those not particularly familiar with the broadcast legend, it was quite a moving send-off for WOR/New York's Bob Grant this evening. Saying goodbye after decades of trailblazing talk radio entertainment, Grant was praised by some of the industry's biggest names, including Howard Stern. In a particularly fascinating radio moment, Stern revealed just how much he had influenced his own career. In addition, Howard credited Grant for the development of the modern conservative movement, calling him years ahead of nearly everyone else. Stern wondered why Grant hadn't become a major national star along the lines of Rush Limbaugh and...
  • Coral Snake Song - I've Got No Strings (Taking on TWO DemocRAT gun grabbers in one song.)

    01/07/2006 1:40:14 AM PST · by Coral Snake · 8 replies · 966+ views
    Coral Snake Songs ^ | 01-07-2006 | Coral Snake
    Coral Snake Song - I've Got No Strings (Taking on TWO DemocRAT gun grabbers in one song.) Original song from Walt Disney's Pinocchio by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington(1940) Update Parody by Coral Snake (2006) Midi - I've Got No Strings Look under "Pinocchio" I've still got fangs, I won't be trod, Ted Kennedy, Christopher Dodd, In this song, you're sure to see, There are still fangs in me. Teddy the Swimmer man, I'm the safest one by far. My guns are less deadly, Then your Oldsmobile car. I've still got fangs, I won't be trod, Ted Kennedy, Christopher Dodd,...
  • Supermarket launches musical sandwich

    12/07/2005 8:48:27 AM PST · by kingattax · 4 replies · 141+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 6, 2005
    LONDON (Reuters) - Tired of the same old lunch at your office desk? Help is at hand. A supermarket is launching the ultimate life-enhancing snack -- the musical sandwich. In a trial certain to be welcomed by the estimated one million Britons who eat their lunch at their desks each day, Tesco will use technology similar to that used in singing greetings cards to sell musical sandwiches. Opening the top of the sandwich box will activate a tiny sound module that plays a selection of music. This season's offering will be a medley of Christmas tunes including Jingle Bells, Santa...
  • Oil on troubled waters may stop hurricanes

    07/25/2005 4:36:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies · 1,789+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7/25/05 | Zeeya Merali
    Sailors who traditionally dumped barrels of oil into the sea to calm stormy waters may have been on to something, a new study suggests. The old practice reduces wind speeds in tropical hurricanes by damping ocean spray, according to a new mathematical “sandwich model”. As hurricane winds kick up ocean waves, large water droplets become suspended in the air. This cloud of spray can be treated mathematically as a third fluid sandwiched between the air and sea. “Our calculations show that drops in the spray decrease turbulence and reduce friction, allowing for far greater wind speeds – sometimes eight times...
  • Why Dodd fights Bolton

    04/22/2005 8:02:47 AM PDT · by akostenko · 12 replies · 788+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/14/05 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON (Creators Syndicate) -- Why did Monday's Democratic assault on John Bolton at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have so little to do with how he would perform as U.S. ambassador at the United Nations and so much about Cuban biological warfare? It may be partially explained by tactical considerations. But the more significant reason is Sen. Christopher Dodd's long-range goal of normalized relations with Fidel Castro.
  • Gyro sacrifice may extend Hubble's life

    02/25/2005 7:42:58 AM PST · by Magnum44 · 7 replies · 613+ views
    NewScientist.com ^ | 11:59 24 February 2005 | Maggie McKee
    Gyro sacrifice may extend Hubble's life 11:59 24 February 2005 Engineers are testing whether the Hubble Space Telescope should clip its own wings in an attempt to survive as long as possible without a servicing mission. Preliminary results suggest the new, scaled-down operating mode will buy the telescope an extra year of life - possibly until the end of 2008 - without sacrificing too much science. The telescope was originally designed to use three of its six gyroscopes to point and stabilise itself in space. But these devices regularly break down - astronauts have replaced them twice. Now, the 15-year-old...