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  • Power of Media: Many Potential Padilla Jurors Unsure Who Caused 9-11

    05/03/2007 12:22:37 PM PDT · by · 11 replies · 619+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 3, 2007 | Matthew Sheffield
    Oftentimes, a journalist will defend his/her industry with the claim that people are not influenced by the media. This is true for some things--things that a person has direct knowledge about--but not for other things such as the national economy, events in other countries, and many others. On these issues, a person trusts the media they follow. You think what your media diet is in other words.The unfortunate thing about this is that there is a subset of media out there which is devoted to promoting ridiculous conspiracy theories. It's scary whenever you encounter a story about actual people who...
  • Now scientists create a sheep that's 15% human (Goal is to produce organs for human transplant)

    03/25/2007 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Stoat · 158 replies · 2,715+ views
    This Is London ^ | March 23, 2007
    Now scientists create a sheep that's 15% human 25.03.07   Scientists have created the world's first human-sheep chimera - which has the body of a sheep and half-human organs.The sheep have 15 per cent human cells and 85 per cent animal cells - and their evolution brings the prospect of animal organs being transplanted into humans one step closer.Professor Esmail Zanjani, of the University of Nevada, has spent seven years and £5million perfecting the technique, which involves injecting adult human cells into a sheep's foetus.  Chimera: sheep have 15 per cent human cells and 85 per cent animal cells  He...
  • Global Warming In Springtime Colorado: Its Snowing! (Calling The Gorebaal Alert)

    03/24/2007 11:56:08 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 343+ views
    Someone forgot to break the news to Algore and Mother Nature: Its snowing in mountain Colorado this Saturday and its Spring! Global Warming Alert
  • Some criticize Gore's profits from toxic mining

    03/18/2007 1:33:55 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 16 replies · 622+ views ^ | 3/18/07 | BILL THEOBALD
    CARTHAGE, Tenn. - Al Gore has profited from zinc mining that has released millions of pounds of potentially toxic substances near his farmstead, but there is no evidence the mine has caused serious damage to the environment in the area or threatened the health of his neighbors. Two massive white mountains of leftover rock waste are evidence of three decades of mining that earned Gore more than $500,000 in royalty payments for the mineral rights to his property. New owners plan to start mining again later this year, after nearly four years of inactivity. In addition to bringing 250 much-needed...
  • Thieves make merry as iPod plays - SF commuters warned about iPod theft

    03/08/2007 7:50:18 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 7 replies · 245+ views ^ | Thursday, March 08, 2007
    Thieves make merry as iPod plays San Francisco commuters warned about iPod theft Thursday, March 08, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO: White headphones linked to an iPod are key to Apple Inc.'s wildly successful advertising campaign for the digital music players, but San Francisco's rail system is warning commuters in Apple's own backyard they may also serve as a magnet for thieves. "Don't be a target: Use ear buds other than the standard iPod white, or other aftermarket headphones," the Bay Area Rapid Transit District or BART is warning in fliers distributed at the entrances to stations. The flier said that 11...
  • Squirrel Attacks Occur Again In Mountain View Park

    02/24/2007 3:56:59 PM PST · by grjr21 · 42 replies · 1,499+ views
    CBS 5 ^ | Feb 23, 2007 | Thuy Vu
    “He thought I was stealing his chips when he was stealing my chips!” That’s how four-year-old Hayley Allard described what happened Thursday when a squirrel attacked her in Mountain View’s Cuesta Park. “He was getting my Sun Chips. I reached over to get them and he jumped right in my face and started scratching it,” the girl said. “It was frightening,” said her mother, Debbie Allard. “It was a very scary thing to have happened. It was traumatizing.” Squirrels in Cuesta Park have attacked at least 20 people since last spring. Hayley had to get a tetanus shot. Her doctor...
  • Eco-pilgrims gather to 'heed the Goracle' (Al Gore compared to Jesus Christ)

    02/22/2007 3:51:32 AM PST · by mkleesma · 44 replies · 1,289+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 02/22/07 | Mark Kleesma
    Eco-pilgrims gather to 'heed the Goracle' Hundreds pack U of T hall in show of devotion to climate cause. They came in their hundreds to hear him speak, and even those left standing outside the crowded hall would not be deterred from lingering in the proximity of the Baptist prophet from Tennessee. It wasn't any old-time religion that drew these believers to Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto, but a concept they feel is every bit as crucial to humanity -- global warming -- that made them want to get close to Al Gore, the impassioned former U.S. vice-president,...
  • U.S. Elections Decided By Know-Nothings?

    02/21/2007 9:03:14 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 80 replies · 1,553+ views
    Grassroots Institute of Hawaii ^ | February 6, 2007 | Tom MacDonald
    Perhaps enough time has passed since the last election for partisan passions to have cooled sufficiently to entertain a question with profound implications for American democracy: Is the average American voter well enough informed to vote intelligently? In the recent campaign we heard the slogans “count every vote” and “every vote counts” ad nauseam, but did most of those casting ballots know who or what they were voting for? Not according to George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin who recently wrote, “The sheer depth of most individual voters ignorance is shocking to observers not familiar with the research.” For...
  • SMELL OF TERROR .... (Manhattan - the location of two previous Islamofascist terrorist attacks)

    01/09/2007 5:13:36 AM PST · by IrishMike · 64 replies · 1,812+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 9, 2007 | John Podhoretz
    ON the message boards of, the very fashionable Web site populated by the often shockingly well-to-do Manhattan parents of young kids, the smell of gas that permeated Manhattan island yesterday morning caused a virtual riot. There were hundreds and hundreds of messages posted there within an hour of the smell's emergence. The first word came at 9:14 a.m.: "Anyone in Midtown smell a gas leak? I smell it in my office (45th and 5th), and my husband said that 30 Rock reeks of it, too." "Why isn't everyone panicking about the gas smell?" wrote one poster. "I am usually...
  • More Insults About the 'North American Conspiracy'

    01/05/2007 10:48:25 AM PST · by jmc813 · 332 replies · 3,335+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1-5-2007 | Jerome Corsi
    Conservative blogger John Hawkins of Right Wing News has now decided to join Michael Medved in a new ad hominem attack by using a disparaging adjective to call me a name (“kooky”) and placing me No. 3 in the list of the 20 “people on the right” he finds most annoying. Hawkins places me between No. 2 Mark Foley, whom Hawkins characterizes as a “page-molesting pervert,” and No. 4 Duke Cunningham, the congressman Hawkins notes is “going to jail for 8 years after taking a bribe.” I am honored to be included on any list John Hawkins wishes to create....
  • New York Bans Trans Fats at Restaurants

    12/05/2006 3:20:13 PM PST · by ECM · 46 replies · 1,085+ views
    AP via Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, December 5, 2006 | JOCELYN NOVECK
    New York on Tuesday became the first city in the nation to ban artery-clogging trans fats at restaurants, leading the charge to limit consumption of an ingredient linked to heart disease and used in everything from french fries to pizza dough to pancake mix. In a city where eating out is a major form of activity _ either for fun or out of hectic necessity _ many New Yorkers were all for the ban, saying that health concerns were more important than fears of Big Brother supervising their stomachs.
  • Animal bordellos draw Norwegians

    11/22/2006 7:48:18 PM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 88 replies · 4,377+ views
    Aftonposten ^ | Sept. 14 | Morton Andersen
    "Neither Denmark nor Norway has a prohibition on sex with animals, as long as the animals do not suffer. On the Internet Danish animal owners advertise openly that they offer sex with animals, without intervention from police or other authorities, Danish newspaper 24timer reports. In correspondence with the animal owners, the newspaper was told that the animals involved have many years of experience and that the animals themselves wanted sex. The cost to the client varied from DKK 500-1,000 (USD 85-170). ... According to the 24timer report, Germans, Dutchmen, Swedes and Norwegians visit the Danish bordellos, and a web site...
  • 100 Protest Marriage Ban; 'Have to Fight This' (Madison, WI)

    11/19/2006 10:49:15 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 712+ views ^ | November 18, 2006 | Judith Davidoff
    The first organized demonstration against the state's recently passed constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions ended at the Dane County Clerk's Office, where a posted sign indicated that marriage licenses are issued Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The rumor was that a same-sex couple or two would challenge the state prohibition by trying to obtain a marriage license, but nothing was attempted after the protesters, about 100 strong, learned that Clerk Bob Ohlsen was not in the office. It's unlikely they would have gotten far, in any case. As the clerk behind the glass...
  • Giuliani Sprints in Carolina As Band Plays ‘New York

    08/17/2006 3:31:12 PM PDT · by Blackirish · 414 replies · 3,058+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 8/17/06 | RYAN SAGER
    GREENVILLE, S.C. — If Rudy Giuliani does run for president in 2008, the Palmetto State is everything that's supposedly going to trip him up in the primaries: It's Southern (Mr. Giuliani's a Yankee), it's religious (61% evangelical, the sixth highest concentration in the nation), and it's predisposed to go with the guy whose "turn" it is (think Bob Dole in 1996). But none of those hurdles seemed terribly high as Mr. Giuliani sprinted from event to event yesterday, starting with a fund-raiser for a local GOP congressional candidate in Greenville, moving on to a motivational speech around the corner, and...
  • Growth slows of regular consumers of online news, survey shows

    07/30/2006 1:58:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 398+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/06 | Will Lester - ap
    Some solace for traditional news outlets worried about how to compete with the Internet: A survey finds slowing growth in the number of people who regularly go online for the news. Almost three in 10 adults, or 31 percent, regularly log in for news, a rate roughly the same as two years ago, according to the survey released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. People in their 40s were more likely to go online for news than the younger adults. "The online news audience is maturing and at this point is wider than it...
  • Senate GOP candidate slams party [Michael Steele..........]

    07/25/2006 2:24:33 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 291 replies · 4,384+ views
    Senate GOP candidate slams party By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican in a competitive Senate race called his party affiliation "an impediment," said he'd "probably not" want President Bush to campaign for him and the GOP-controlled Congress should "just shut up and get something done." Michael Steele's campaign confirmed Tuesday that the Maryland lieutenant governor was the Senate candidate who made the comments a day earlier on the condition reporters not identify him. However, the campaign said his remarks were only a sampling of the...
  • POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: DNC Chairman on Oil ( and Jews )

    05/03/2006 4:17:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies · 1,137+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2006 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Howard Dean, in a speech to the American Jewish Committee... took a swipe at the Republican Party, saying the Democratic Party is one of inclusion and religious freedom. "I was recently asked about the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties," Dean said. "When it comes right down to it, the essential difference is that the Democrats fundamentally believe it is important to make sure that American Jews feel comfortable being American Jews." Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, who is Jewish, addressed the group on Tuesday. The head of the Democratic Party said Wednesday that unchecked U.S. reliance on...
  • Crazy Cat Terrorizes Connecticut Town (actual title)

    03/29/2006 7:10:29 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 78 replies · 2,843+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 3/29/06
    Crazy Cat Terrorizes Connecticut Town FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Residents of the neighborhood of Sunset Circle say they have been terrorized by a crazy cat named Lewis. Lewis for his part has been uniquely cited, personally issued a restraining order by the town's animal control officer. "He looks like Felix the Cat and has six toes on each foot, each with a long claw," Janet Kettman, a neighbor said Monday. "They are formidable weapons." The neighbors said those weapons, along with catlike stealth, have allowed Lewis to attack at least a half dozen people and ambush the Avon lady as she...
  • Tribute to Paul Hellyer

    12/31/2005 7:27:20 PM PST · by Parody · 1 replies · 512+ views ^ | 12/31/2005 | "Sarcastic Paranoid"
    "Man On The Moon" Based on the performance by REM"Base On The Moon" Parody by Sarcastic Paranoid
  • No On Roberts (Joseph Farah Slams Conservatives For Being Bamboozled By White House Alert)

    08/07/2005 10:20:55 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 345 replies · 6,201+ views
    World Net ^ | 08/08/05 | Joseph Farah
    I don't know who makes me sicker – President Bush or the "conservatives" who continue to back him and his sell-out choice for the U.S. Supreme Court. The conservatives eagerly jumped in to throw their support to the unknown John Roberts as soon as the choice to replace Sandra Day O'Connor was announced. On what basis? The guy was a blank slate – like David Souter and Anthony Kennedy before him. Then, last week, the Los Angeles Times broke the story that Roberts had volunteered his services – pro bono – to help prepare a landmark homosexual activist case to...