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  • 135-Year-Old Piece of Skin (Scab) Triggers Smallpox Scare At Virginia Museum

    05/19/2011 5:41:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    My FOX DC ^ | Updated: Thursday, 19 May 2011, 8:03 AM EDT Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/offbeat/135- | Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. - An outbreak of smallpox was the furthest thing from historian Dr. Paul Levengood's mind when his staff at the Virginia Historical Society put together an exhibit of "bizarre bits" that were added to the society's collection since its founding in 1831, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. There was Confederate president Jefferson Davis's cigar, confiscated by Union troops. There was a fungus carving of Robert E. Lee on his horse, Traveller, and a wreath made of human hair. Then someone mentioned a letter, handwritten and dated 1876, with what appeared to be a smallpox scab pinned inside...
  • To Protest Hiring of Nonunion Help, Union Hires Nonunion Pickets

    07/19/2010 8:03:20 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 16 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | July 16, 2010 | Jannifer Levitz
    WASHINGTON—Billy Raye, a 51-year-old unemployed bike courier, is looking for work. Fortunately for him, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters is seeking paid demonstrators to march and chant in its current picket line outside the McPherson Building, an office complex here where the council says work is being done with nonunion labor. "For a lot of our members, it's really difficult to have them come out, either because of parking or something else," explains Vincente Garcia, a union representative who is supervising the picketing. So instead, the union hires unemployed people at the minimum wage—$8.25 an hour—to walk picket lines....
  • Jay Leno hauled before Writers Guild trial committee

    02/26/2009 1:41:45 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies · 936+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 26, 2009
    The late-night host is accused of having violated union rules when he penned his own monologues during a 100-day work stoppage that ended in early 2008. Leno says he's done nothing wrong. Comedian Jay Leno was hauled in front of his own union's trial committee Wednesday to address charges that he broke guild rules during last season's writers strike, a full year after the alleged violations. The NBC late-night host was a prominent backer of the Writers Guild of America during the 100-day work stoppage, but he alarmed union officials when he announced on the air that he was penning...
  • Do You Know Anything About Strange Rashes? [Vanity}

    09/29/2006 9:23:30 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 115 replies · 1,370+ views
    Self ^ | 09/29/06 | Froufrou
    Help! Almost two years ago, hubs began having an itchy rash. The only thing that calms it is taking steroids, not good. It's been a tossup whether it's a dermatological or an allergy problem. He's seen two dermatologists who've biopsied and found nothing. Also, full battery of allergy tests and is allergic to a lot, soy in particular. It's said that the rash is possibly a form of psoriasis that lasts 2-5 years. When it's full bore he scratches while asleep and wakes up bleeding. Any help would be appreciated...thank you...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boston unions tell Kerry not to cross picket lines (on Monday, 6/28/04)

    06/25/2004 2:09:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies · 373+ views
    WRGB.com ^ | 6/25/04
    Unions tell Kerry not to cross picket lines Friday, June 25, 2004 11:07 AM (Boston - AP) — The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association has a message for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry: Don't cross our picket lines when you come to town on Monday. The union is promising to picket events associated with the US Conference of Mayors taking place in Boston over the next several days. Kerry is scheduled to speak before the municipal leaders on Monday. But police union president Thomas Nee says they want Kerry to honor their picket lines. The police union has been working without...