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  • Schock in limbo as feds still loom

    05/18/2016 1:25:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 1 replies
    One year after resigning in disgrace, Aaron Schock — the high-flying GOP congressman whose penchant for drawing publicity to himself was nearly unrivaled in the House of Representatives — has largely disappeared from view. But federal prosecutors still have their sights on him. There have been a few random glimpses of the Illinois Republican since his abrupt departure from Capitol Hill: having dinner with his father in Peru last summer, and snowboarding with a friend in Aspen, Colorado, in February. Just this month, Schock was seen lugging his gym bag outside the Longworth House Office Building. Sources say he is...
  • Rubio: Tomorrow We Will Shock the Country

    03/14/2016 4:39:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/14/16 | Pam Key
    Monday in Jacksonville, FL on the eve of the Florida GOP Primary, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the results of tomorrow's voting will "shock the country." Rubio said, "Tomorrow is the day. Tomorrow's the day when we're going to shock the country. We're going to do what needs to be done. We're going to win the 99 delegates here in Florida, and it's going to give us the momentum we need to go into Arizona and Utah and beyond. Because what's at stake is too important. All these elections are important, but what is at stake in...
  • National Review to endorse Ted Cruz

    03/11/2016 9:01:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    National Review, one of the country’s leading conservative magazines, will endorse Ted Cruz on Friday in a blow to Marco Rubio after its top editors and publisher decided that the Texas senator is the only candidate left who can defeat Donald Trump, POLITICO has learned. “Ted’s the only one with a plausible path to stopping Trump,” National Review editor Rich Lowry told POLITICO, “either by getting a majority himself or denying Trump a majority and finishing close behind and getting it to convention.”
  • Hillary's Cribs Shock Young People

    07/04/2015 3:21:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Campus Reform Correspondent Cabot Phillips played "Candidate's Cribs" with young people in front of the White House. After trying to guess which Presidential candidate has lived in a series of mansions, many of them were shocked to find out that Hillary Clinton had lived in all four of them.
  • North Korea shock. Something big is happening

    10/04/2014 6:41:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 123 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/14 | Thomas Lifson
    It is impossible to know exactly what is going on in North Korea, but something big has happened. The third generation Kim dynasty heir, Kim Jong-un, has been missing from public sight for a month, and may be ill, dead, or overthrown. There is much speculation, and contradictory reports are circulating, including the assertion that Pyongyang is sealed off, and no one is being permitted to enter or leave.
  • Schock: ‘Clear Evidence’ Lerner Broke The Law

    04/09/2014 6:10:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/9/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Rep. Aaron Schock (R., Ill.) told Fox News host Gretchen Carlson there is “clear evidence” embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner broke the law Wednesday on Fox News. The House Ways and Means Committee released a report today revealing evidence highly incriminating to Lerner, and will refer her to the Justice Department for prosecution. Among the more startling allegations, Schock revealed the committee found evidence she deliberately attempted to obstruct Crossroads GPS’s 501 (c)(4) approval for purely political reasons. “We have in writing her own e-mails after meeting with liberal-leaning groups like Democracy 21 and others where they specifically say,...
  • Caption this Photograph ("O-Care premiums to skyrocket")

    03/19/2014 7:14:32 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies ^ | 19 Mar 14 | Elise Viebeck
    Actual photograph of shocked woman speaking to ObamaCare "navigator" as posted on the front page The Hill ( The front page links to its top story today by reporter Elise Viebeck: O-Care premiums to skyrocket Freeper Liz has posted a thread on the story that links to the front page headline on The Hill:
  • Officers Of 76th Russian Shock Troops Division Operating In Ukraine

    02/28/2014 3:19:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/28/14 | tyler durden
    Everyone is curious who those unmarked men in unforms that have been seen in youtube clips from the Crimea are. Courtesy of Russian blogger Lev Shlosberg who writes for the newspaper Pskovskaya Guberniya, we now have an answer: according to him they are the officers of the 76th Chernihov (Pskov) Storm Troops Division and have slowly dispersed across key choke points in Ukraine.From his post, translated by According to one of the participants in the operation, officers and contractors of the 76th Shock Troops Division have been re-locating to Ukrainian territory since last week. By early this week, there...

    02/10/2014 4:30:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    human events ^ | february 10, 2014 | john hayward
    CBS News did a report on an especially unpleasant aspect of ObamaCare’s “doc shock,” which is the unraveling of Barack Obama’s Second Big Lie, “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”  No, you can’t, and doctors are becoming quite vocal about point out how bad this problem has become:
  • Fun to watch: Lib co-worker trying to start business, suddenly upset with government regs!

    10/28/2013 4:45:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    10/28/13 | SFF
    Wanted to share something with everyone here....not necessarily so much schadenfreude as it is educational and entertaining to see the lights come on for an Obama supporter. Simply put, a liberal pseudo-intellectual colleague has decided to start a small business....very small. Only himself working out of his home. He apparently wants to use his skills and talents to create wares in his own home and do business over the 'net. He is the only employee.... But lo and behold, hardly a week goes by when this young man, who looked admiringly at BO and called him "a genius", now bemoans...
  • Obamacare shock: $12,600 deductible, 40 percent co-pay, zero competition

    10/15/2013 7:53:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/13 | Paul Bedard
    Many Americans shopping for better health insurance deals promised by the two-week-old Obamacare system are instead being slapped with rate shock, including savings-sapping deductibles and co-pays, according to multiple reports from around the country. For some able to get the problem-plagued Obamacare website to work, the so-called “deals” the system is coughing up around the country include $12,600 deductibles, co-pays of up to 40 percent, zero competition, and rate hikes of 260 percent. The huge cost increases that some Obamacare applicants are seeing are feeding the effort in Congress to change the system and delay implementation until January 2014. "This...
  • Sticker Shock: Californians suddenly discover why all the Republican shouting over #Obamacare.

    Meet Tom Waschura, Californian, father of two – oh, and right: Obama supporter. Just got a letter from his healthcare provider telling him that his private health insurance just went up by ten grand a year: “I was laughing at Boehner — until the mail came today,” Waschura said, referring to House Speaker John Boehner, who is leading the Republican charge to defund Obamacare. “I really don’t like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can understand why they are so pissed about this. When you take $10,000 out of my family’s pocket each year, that’s otherwise disposable income...
  • Bay Bridge shock absorbers spring leak (Retrofit parts gone bad.. what else is new?)

    07/20/2013 9:04:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies ^ | 7/19/13 | Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross
    While broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge are commanding everyone's attention, Caltrans has another problem on its hands - 96 seismic shock absorbers on the western span, some of which began leaking lubricant just three years after they were installed. The estimated cost of the fix - $13 million. And, like the brittle bolts on the eastern span, there are questions as to whether Caltrans ordered the right shocks - or dampers, as they are known - in the first place. The dampers are located between the bridge towers just below the roadway, and are...
  • Emmure Frontman Nearly Electrocuted On Stage

    05/07/2013 6:18:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Two nights ago while performing in Moscow, Russia, Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri was shocked, literally. The scary incident can be viewed below in the fan-filmed video. Following the incident, the band cut the set short. Band guitarist Mike Mulholland tweeted: "I'm so sorry to all of our Moscow fans who came to see us tonight, the stage was unsafe and electrocuted @FrankiePalmeri. We will make it up."
  • From coast to coast, states brace for sequester shock

    03/03/2013 5:22:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/02/13 | Berenice Garcia, Sofia Perpetua
    **SNIP** California Parents in California also worried about the potential impact on their young children as Head Start programs were trimmed, NBC Los Angeles reported. “We can’t pay for it,” Ismael Lopez said of other preschool options for his son. “Everything is so expensive.” Cuts to funding for schools, the military and disability services could total $500 million, and primary and secondary education may see a $87.6 million cut, according to NBC Los Angeles. Connecticut The budget cuts include slashing funds for the Federal Aviation Administration by about $600 million nationwide, NBC Connecticut reported. How much any resulting delays may...
  • Squabble Over NEJM Paper Puts Spotlight on Antishock Drug

    08/04/2012 1:34:09 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 2 August 2012 | Kai Kupferschmidt
    A seemingly small mistake in a paper in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) landed a Danish physician-researcher in hot water last month after a German company threatened to sue him for potential losses that could run in the millions of dollars. The exchange prompted media consternation in Denmark over whether academic freedom was being censored, but the researcher, Anders Perner of Copenhagen University Hospital has corrected the error, which occurred in the publication of a study of a widely used drug to prevent shock, and thereby averted legal action. Still, the episode has shone a light on a...
  • 50 Facts About The U.S. Economy That Will Shock You

    12/19/2011 9:02:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/19/11 | Becket Adams
    “Even though most Americans have become very frustrated with this economy, the reality is that the vast majority of them still have no idea just how bad our economic decline has been or how much trouble we are going to be in if we don’t make dramatic changes immediately,” writes The Economic Collapse (TEC). For those unfamiliar with this site, TEC is an economic blog that regularly compiles a comprehensive list of the most startling and unsettling facts about the U.S. economy. Why? Because Americans need to understand that U.S. economy is precariously balanced on the edge of full-blown collapse....
  • Sheep Shock: Wall Street profits more under first two years of Obama than ALL 8 years under Bush

    11/08/2011 11:22:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    RedWhiteBlue News ^ | 11/8/11 | MSNBC
    RWBN: If you want to support your local “millionaire/billionaire” then you need to keep Democrats in office, according to new government data. Under a Democrat-held House of Representatives, Democrat Senate and a Democrat president Wall Street profits have soared. Obama has his “followers” believing he is on the side of the “99%” when it comes to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and against the Big “Fat Cat” Bankers on Wall Street, but Wall Street profits have soared from $77 billion under all eight years of G.W Bush to a whopping $85 Billion in just two years under the “divider” in...
  • Shock Photos: Candidate Obama Appeared And Marched With New Black Panther Party in 2007

    10/03/2011 6:49:18 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 250 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 3rd | Andrew Breitbart
    New photographs obtained exclusively by reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007. The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.
  • Shock Photos: Candidate Obama Appeared And Marched With New Black Panther Party in 2007

    10/03/2011 9:23:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/3/11 | Andrew Breitbart
    New photographs obtained exclusively by reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007. The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots. In addition, the new images raise questions about the possible motives of the Obama administration in its infamous decision to drop the prosecution of the Panthers for voter intimidation. The images, presented below, also renew doubts about the transparency...
  • Earthquake

    08/23/2011 10:58:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Mother Nature | August 23, 2011 | My bad self
    Did anybody feel that one, especially if you're in Maryland or Virginia?
  • GM’s Chevy Volt 'Bait and Switch'

    07/21/2011 3:11:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 21, 2011 | Mark Modica
    According to a report by the Detroit News, General Motors claims that it now has fewer than 100 Chevy Volts sitting on dealer lots. In addition, only 1 in 9 dealers are offering the vehicles for sale. However, a search for Volt inventory on the website uncovers 500 new Chevy Volts advertised for sale to the public. This data confirms that GM dealerships are using a version of "bait and switch" to lure consumers into showrooms by advertising Chevy Volts that are not truly available for purchase.This may not be illegal but I have to believe that most...
  • More Shock Video: U Of Missouri 'Labor Studies Course Teaches How to Shut Down Non-Union

    05/03/2011 9:51:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Big Government ^ | 5/3/11 | Dan Riehl
    While University of Missouri – Kansas City Professor Judy Ancel has yet to explain her false and misleading defense of classroom statements suggesting violence is an acceptable tactic with an appropriate place in advancing the labor movement, new video reveals Ancel giving students insight into how to put non-union companies out of business. The tactic Ancel recommends to students is based upon deception and designed to burden a non-union company with a costly labor action under false pretenses.
  • Woodpecker's head inspires shock absorbers

    02/07/2011 12:56:13 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 2/4/11 | Paul Marks
    When aircrash investigators of the future retrieve a flight recorder from the wreckage of a plane they may have the golden-fronted woodpecker, Melanerpes aurifons, to thank for the survival of the flight data. The reason? A shock absorber inspired by the bird's ability to withstand severe deceleration. A woodpecker's head experiences decelerations of 1200g as it drums on a tree at up to 22 times per second. Humans are often left concussed if they experience 80 to 100g, so how the woodpecker avoids brain damage was unclear. So Sang-Hee Yoon and Sungmin Park of the University of California, Berkeley, studied...
  • Internet radio shock jock Hal Turner sentenced to prison for threatening judges

    12/21/2010 2:10:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/21/10 | John Marzulli
    Internet radio shock jock Harold (Hal) Turner was sentenced Tuesday to 33 months in prison for threatening three federal judges. Federal Judge Donald Walter sentenced Turner after the right-wing talk show host ranted in Brooklyn Federal Court for an hour about his innocence, the three criminal trials it took to convict him and over-zealous prosecutors. (Snip) Prosecutors asked the judge to slam Turner with six years in prison for writing on his blog that three appellate judges in Chicago "deserved to die" for overturning a local ban on handguns.
  • Gone With the Wind

    10/21/2010 4:16:55 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Oct 20, 2010 | Richard Fernandez
    How bad things will turn out to be in the next few months is a matter of conjecture. What appears to be true is that the old certainties are finished. By how big a margin is the question. The arithmetic is brutal. The money that once supported the welfare state is gone. Big Government “Hope and Change” is dead because it’s broke. Broke. Broke. Ask the Fed. All the protests in the world are not going to change that fact. Neither is all the printing in the world. Worse, the ability to bluff is gone. The social shields that have...
  • Shock plan: Palestinians scheduled to govern Jews Netanyahu secretly proposed new plot in talks

    09/06/2010 9:14:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    wnd ^ | 9/6/10 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly has proposed a new plan whereby Jews living in the West Bank will remain in their communities after the territory becomes part of a Palestinian state, WND has learned. Officials in both Israel and the Palestinian Authority have confirmed the plan to this reporter, marking the first time an Israeli leader has ever put on the table in a serious way a proposal involving Jewish West Bank residents remaining in a Palestinian state. Conventional negotiations always has assumed an Israeli evacuation of its communities inside any territory taken over by the PA.
  • Book sticker shock [Students, colleges try to beat the high cost of texts]

    08/23/2010 9:01:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 49 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Becky Pallack
    College is back in session, and students have a bigger voice than ever on the topic of costly textbooks. University of Arizona students start classes today. Pima Community College students will go back to class on Wednesday. Here are three new trends that students will see in the changing world of college textbooks. 1. Book prices are listed in class schedules - by law Federal law now requires publishers to disclose textbook prices to professors and requires them to sell compact discs and other extras separately instead of as a bundle. It also requires colleges to list the prices of...
  • Biden says Democrats will 'shock' everyone in midterms (".. losses are(n't) going to be bad at all")

    07/18/2010 9:42:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 170 replies · 2+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/10 | Alex Ogle
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Vice President Joe Biden brushed aside suggestions on Sunday that Democrats will suffer big losses in November midterm elections, vowing that Barack Obama's governing party will "shock the heck out of everybody." Speaking on the ABC News program "This Week," Biden dismissed prevailing wisdom that Democrats, 17 months into Obama's transformative residency in the White House, would suffer a drubbing at the hands of salivating Republicans. "I don't think the losses are going to be bad at all," Biden said. "I think we're going to shock the heck out of everybody." Biden said he was "confident when...
  • Maine Republican Party Delegates Shock Establishment by Adopting Tea Party Platform

    05/09/2010 1:15:35 PM PDT · by tonyome · 162 replies · 6,371+ views
    Maine Sunday Telegram ^ | 05/09/2010 | Matt Wickenheiser
    Tea party activists said there were at least 100 convention delegates from one group, the Maine Patriots, as well as an unknown number from another group, Maine Refounders. Support for the new platform was fairly overwhelming, well beyond what could be attributed to the tea party alone. Efforts to table it were stomped, and it passed handily.
  • Shock Suffolk University Poll: Brown Surges Past Coakley in Race for 'Ted Kennedy' Seat

    01/15/2010 6:14:28 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies · 1,359+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 15, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    You've just won a tough Democrat primary fight. You are now in the general election campaign for the "Ted Kennedy" senate seat in "Massachusettes." So what do you do? Why, go to Disney World!Okay, so maybe Democrat candidate Martha Coakley didn't go to Disney World but she did take a 6 day vacation in the middle of her campaign for the U.S. Senate on December 23. Why would a candidate do something so foolish? Perhaps because she actually believed the reports in the mainstream media that she was already in possession of the "Ted Kennedy" seat and that the general...
  • "Shock" U.S. report due on attempted airline attack (Obama to 'grovel', beg forgiveness ? )

    01/07/2010 12:46:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 2,307+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/7/10 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House was poised to release a report on Thursday that top aides said will shock Americans about security lapses that allowed a Nigerian man to come close to blowing up a Detroit-bound airliner on December 25. President Barack Obama, in remarks scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST (2130 GMT), was set to outline steps the U.S. government is taking to try to shore up airline security, mindful of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States involving hijacked airliners. The White House was due to release a declassified review of what went wrong to allow...
  • Caption This Picture

    09/09/2009 7:50:07 PM PDT · by ironwill · 35 replies · 1,435+ views
    none ^ | 09-09-09 | none
  • Death shock kills 33 (India)

    09/03/2009 11:28:56 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies · 969+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/03/2009 | G.S. RADHAKRISHNA, G.C. SHEKHAR
    Death shock kills 33 G.S. RADHAKRISHNA AND G.C. SHEKHAR Hyderabad/Chennai, Sept. 3: Thirty-three supporters of Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, most of them poor farmers, died since they learnt about their leader’s death this morning. Some committed suicide while others suffered cardiac arrests after confirmation that the Andhra Pradesh chief minister’s helicopter had crashed, killing him and the four others on board. The casualties are among the highest reported after a popular leader’s demise or misfortune in the south, where such incidents are not unheard of. In neighbouring Tamil Nadu, two dozen supporters of M.G. Ramachandran consumed poison or set themselves on...
  • Did FRINGE go too far with it's Season Finale?

    05/13/2009 1:05:26 AM PDT · by America2012 · 27 replies · 2,103+ views
    Airlock Alpha ^ | 5/12/2009 | Michael Hinman
    This story contains spoilers for the Season 1 finale of "Fringe." Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello called it "ballsy." Other fans expressed shock. Anna Torv's character of Olivia Dunham finally gets to meet the mysterious William Bell in the season finale of Fox's "Fringe" Tuesday, only to find out that it's not only Leonard Nimoy, but that he's working out of the World Trade Center in New York City. Granted, it's a New York City in an alternate universe. But with Sept. 11 terrorist attacks just eight years old, could it have been a little too soon for the viewing public...
  • Shocking development: Mrs Obama decides enough is enough: “My husband was born ...

    10/14/2008 7:04:33 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 28 replies · 3,713+ views
    Shocking development: Mrs Obama decides enough is enough: “My husband was born in Hawaii and adopted by his step father, does that make him unpatriotic; she asks”, on a direct telephone to API. Posted by africanpress on October 15, 2008 Accusing API of colluding with American internet bloggers in an effort to bring down her husband, Mrs Obama said she decided to call API because of what she termed, API’s help to spread rumours created by American bloggers and other racist media outlets in their efforts to damage a black man’s name, saying she hopes African Media was mature enough...
  • We Need To Help Spread ALL of the Obama Shock Stories! (Vanity)

    09/30/2008 12:39:04 PM PDT · by bcatwilly · 15 replies · 512+ views
    9/30/2008 | bcatwilly
    The more that I learn about Obama it is clear that this is much more than a fight against a Democrat with many moral failings in Bill Clinton; this is the most serious attempt at a power grab by the true socialists/Marxists that this country has ever seen. The media will never adequately address these issues, and the McCain campaign can probably never truly touch certain things. So that leave it up to all of us to send e-mails, make phone calls, talk to people around the office and generally make everyone around you well aware of the fact that...
  • The Examiner (SF) endorses McCain-Palin

    09/25/2008 5:53:46 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 69 replies · 1,845+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 24 Sep 2008 | Editorial Board
    The Examiner endorses McCain-Palin Examiner Editorial 9/24/08 Republican presidential candidate Arizona Sen. John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, on the stage at a campaign event in Lancaster, Penn., on Sept. 9. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images America is at war overseas and in an economic crisis here at home. Many of her citizens believe the country is on the wrong track. It is for times such as these that men like John McCain are made, to put country first so that it can be put right in its time of need. For this reason, The Examiner endorses McCain...
  • Rallying The Right, Confounding The Left

    09/07/2008 8:40:48 AM PDT · by RDasher · 12 replies · 163+ views ^ | 9/7/2008 | Kevin Rennie
    It took Ronald Reagan 14 years to create a confident, optimistic Republican Party. Gov. Sarah Palin did it in six fraught days. Her introductory odyssey concluded with the great exhale of Wednesday night when the vice presidential nominee joined the thin ranks of performers who possess the power to astound.
  • Shock Bracelet Considered For Airline Passengers, Border Control

    07/09/2008 7:12:30 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 47 replies · 236+ views
    Information Week ^ | 7/08/2008 | Thomas Claburn
    The Department of Homeland Security has solicited a proposal from a Canadian security company to develop a stun bracelet. In order to enhance the security of air travel and to help manage illegal immigration, the Department of Homeland Security has solicited a proposal from a Canadian security company to develop a passenger stun bracelet.
  • Hillary Clinton's advisers 'in a state of panic'

    02/09/2008 6:19:30 PM PST · by jdm · 155 replies · 382+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 Edition | By Tim Shipman in Washington and Philip Sherwell in Chicago
    Hillary Clinton's most senior advisers are in a state of "panic" about her presidential prospects and are plotting to enlist Democrat leaders in Congress to thwart her rival Barack Obama's ambitions. The Clinton camp is braced for Mr Obama to win a series of primary elections over the next three weeks, which they fear could hand the Illinois senator unstoppable momentum in the race for the White House. Mr Obama has begun calling those "super delegates" - 795 congressmen and senior party officials who could break a dead heat - who are committed to Mrs Clinton, asking them to change...
  • Shock the World (Thompson Video)

    01/03/2008 1:04:16 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 524+ views ^ | Jan 03,2008 | Youtube(CBS)
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  • Thompson: "Let's Go Out And Shock The World"

    01/03/2008 12:57:03 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 199+ views ^ | January 3, 2008, 12:18 PM | Posted by John Bentley
    WEST DES MOINES, IOWA -- As the rumors swirl about Fred Thompson possibly dropping out of the race, his first event on the day of the Iowa caucuses was packed with over 200 enthusiastic supporters. Many of those at the Marriott in West Des Moines were out of state volunteers who have traveled here to help make the final push in Iowa. They heard Thompson give his standard stump speech, while his advisers on the ground strongly denied Thompson will get out if he finishes poorly tonight. Although at least one admitted the continued speculation “isn’t helpful,” Thompson ended his...
  • Lone Democrat drops out of race for Ray LaHood’s seat (IL-18)

    12/07/2007 4:34:24 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 21 replies · 2,230+ views
    The ^ | 12/7/07 | Aaron Blake
    Former National Basketball Association coach Dick Versace has decided to drop out of the race to replace retiring Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.), leaving Democrats without a candidate in a race they had hoped to make competitive. Versace announced Friday in a statement that he was exiting the race “due to unforeseen personal circumstances,” but he did not provide details. “Over the course of this campaign, it is clear to me that Illinois families are hungry for change and that Democrats, Republicans and independents are fed up with President Bush and his failed policies,” Versace said. “While I’m disappointed it’s not...
  • When Hidden Experts Are Found (Bradley expert further debunks TNR's "Shock Troops" story)

    08/09/2007 9:07:47 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 6 replies · 641+ views
    Confederate Yankee ^ | 8-9-07 | Confederate Yankee
    Doug Coffey is the Head of Communications, Land & Armaments, for BAE Systems, the Bradley IFV's manufacturer that TNR wouldn't name. He was indeed contacted by a TNR staffer, but that the questions asked by the researcher were couched in generalities... When he saw the claims made in "Shock Troops," he stated, by citing the physical properties of his company's vehicle, that it is highly unlikely, if not impossible, for the Bradley story told in "Shock Troops" to have been correct. Once more, we have to question the accuracy and the integrity of The New Republic's editors, who ran an...
  • Schock plans to seek congressional seat (IL-18)

    08/05/2007 9:34:15 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 14 replies · 456+ views
    The Journal Star ^ | 8/5/07 | KAREN McDONALD
    PEORIA - State Rep. Aaron Schock wants to go national. Fueled by what he called his passion to "step up to this cause" and the "outpouring of support" expressed to him from constituents and leaders throughout the 18th Congressional District, Schock told the Journal Star on Saturday he plans to run for the 20-county seat. It's held by U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Peoria, who is retiring in January 2009. "Serving in Congress will allow me to step up and advocate for people and the causes I believe in at a higher level," said Schock, also a Peoria-based Republican. "This is...
  • Environmental activists get a shock in Vermont ("It was torture")

    07/28/2007 10:00:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1,447+ views ^ | 7/28/07 | Kristi Ceccarossi
    Environmental activists get a shock in Vt.By Kristi Ceccarossi, Globe Correspondent July 28, 2007 BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- Activists opposed to development planted flowers and herbs in a gentle protest that stretched through the night. In the morning, when they refused to leave a vacant lot where a truck stop has been proposed, things got ugly. The protesters were Tasered by police. "It was torture," said Janisse Ray, one of the protesters, who witnessed Jonathan "Slug" Crowell and Samantha Kilmurray being shocked. Police acknowledged that they used the devices Tuesday, but said they had to use them to get the protesters...
  • Shock jock (Rush) unrepentant over derogatory Obama song

    05/09/2007 3:38:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies · 3,010+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | May 9, 2007 | Ewen MacAskill
    The leading US shock jock Rush Limbaugh is taunting the liberal media by repeatedly airing a derogatory and racially charged song about the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Limbaugh, whose rightwing talk show is one of the most listened to in the US, has been running a song called Barack the Magic Negro, to the tune Puff the Magic Dragon.
  • Behavioral Health Specialists Ease Servicemembers’ Minds

    02/22/2007 4:46:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 180+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Matthew Leary, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2007 – Long hours of stressful work faced by deployed troops, combined with little privacy and not much free time, can end up taking a mental and emotional toll. Fortunately, soldiers serving in every Brigade Combat Team in the Army will now have a greater opportunity to visit a behavioral health clinic and speak to a trained specialist. Behavioral health used to be a division-level function, but the Army’s adoption of a modular brigade combat team structure changed that, explained Spc. Alex Townsend, a behavioral health specialist assigned to the 82nd Airborne...
  • Amanpour: Brit radicals shock me [mega hurl alert]

    01/19/2007 8:06:02 AM PST · by jdm · 33 replies · 1,095+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan 19, 2007 | by Christiane Amanpour
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- When we reported the unprecedented suicide bombings of the London underground trains and buses in 2005, we were shocked beyond words that young British Muslims, born and bred here, would go to that extreme. We could not understand what would drive them to kill themselves and their fellow citizens.And so we started to investigate what we call "The War Within."What struck us most was how deeply the Iraq war has radicalized today's generation of young Muslims in Britain. Whether extreme or mainstream, they are angry about the war, angry that their country so devotedly follows U.S....