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  • Dave Brat On What His Shocking Win Means For The GOP

    06/10/2014 9:20:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/11/2014 | Hannity
    Jun. 10, 2014 - 5:07 - Brat reacts to 'political earthquake'
  • Military brass behaving badly

    01/27/2014 6:33:43 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 14 replies
    thewashingtonpost.com ^ | 1/26/2014 | Craig Whitlock
    Brig. Gen. Bryan T. Roberts publicly warned his troops at Fort Jackson, S.C., last spring that he and the Army had “zero tolerance for sexual harassment and sexual assault.” Here’s what the Army didn’t tell the soldiers: At the time, Roberts himself was under investigation by the military over allegations that he physically assaulted one of his mistresses on multiple occasions. Martin P. Schweitzer, a commander with the Army’s legendary 82nd Airborne Division, was respectful and polite when he met a female member of Congress to discuss matters at Fort Bragg, N.C. Afterward, however, he couldn’t resist tapping out e-mails...
  • "I just read about it in the paper like you did"

    10/29/2013 9:05:16 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Muhself ^ | 10-29-13 | TZ
    how many other BS quotes similar to this can you find from Dear Reader? hed didn't know about this and didn't know about that... Feel free to post them.
  • Lack of Customers Results in Electric Car Price War

    08/23/2013 8:38:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/22/2013 | Institute for Energy Research
    America will not achieve President Obama’s goal of 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015. This is despite large subsidies from the federal government and many states for making batteries and vehicles as well as additional subsidies for purchasing these vehicles. Very few consumers are interested in expensive cars with limited range and the anxiety of not knowing if the battery charge will last for their entire journey. As a result, manufacturers are dropping prices in order to sell the vehicles they are forced to produce. First Nissan slashed prices of its plug-in vehicles early this year, then...
  • Anderson Cooper: 'The fact is, I'm gay'

    07/02/2012 9:23:24 AM PDT · by Justaham · 101 replies
    Anderson Cooper, who has been reluctant to talk about his personal life in public, revealed that he is gay in an essay posted online on Monday. The CNN journalist said he had kept his sexual orientation private for personal and professional reasons, but came to think that remaining silent had given some people a mistaken impression that he was ashamed. "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself and proud," he wrote in a letter to Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast. Cooper, the son of Gloria...
  • Chevy Volt: Still Not Selling

    08/03/2011 8:23:28 AM PDT · by traumer · 66 replies
    The July sales numbers are out and the Chevy Volt continues to electrify (get it?) the country. GM sold … 125 Volts last month! Way back in March I made fun of the Volt for selling 281 units in February. Turns out, February was a good month. But wait, there’s more! GM says they’re going to increase production to 5,000 Volts per month in order to keep up with demand. You see, they claim that the reason the Volt isn’t selling is that they can’t keep enough cars on the lot. A GM spokeswoman recently claimed that they are “virtually...
  • Shocking new documents detail DOJ’s reasons for releasing Marxist bomber

    06/30/2011 9:34:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    Newly released documents show that the Department of Justice (DOJ) allowed for the release of Marxist radical and domestic terrorist Marilyn Buck from federal prison because officials believed she learned her lesson and had “expressed a dramatic change from her previous political philosophy.” These new documents, obtained by investigative journalist Cliff Kincaid’s America’s Survival organization, shed more light on why Holder’s officials decided to release Buck, a convicted radical left-wing domestic terrorist. “Incredibly, Buck’s attorney, Soffiyah Elijah, cited Buck’s ‘Master of Fine Arts in Poetics,’ completed behind bars, as evidence that she deserved parole. It’s a fraud and a racket,”...
  • Shocking New Study: The New York Times Always Favors Democrats

    04/26/2011 11:04:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4.26/11 | John Sexton
    I know what you’re thinking. This is news? But this statistical study covers 50 years of the Times‘ history from 1946-1997. Here’s what author Riccardo Puglisi found: The main finding is that the Times displays a Democratic partisanship, with some anti-incumbent aspects. This is the case, because there are systematically more stories about civil rights, health care, labour and social welfare during the presidential campaign, but only so when the incumbent president is a Republican. The Democratic partisanship hypothesis is con rmed by the fact that (during presidential campaigns) there is no countervailing variation in the
  • Box-office power of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ baffles insiders

    04/24/2011 5:04:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 45 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 21, 2011 | PAUL BOND
    The power of Ayn Rand devotees has impressed some Hollywood distribution executives, who took note of the hefty $5,640 per-theater average scored by “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” during its opening weekend. “Shocking,” one executive said about the healthy business the low-budget film has been doing, considering its “awful” marketing plan. Awful or not, business has been brisk enough for producers Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro to expand from 299 theaters to 425 this weekend and to 1,000 by the end of the month. They don’t have enough film prints to fill all the orders. “Things have turned for us,” Kaslow...
  • Arizona Teacher's Shocking Letter

    03/24/2011 4:10:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 3/24/11 | Trevor Loudon
    Arizona State Senator Lori Klein reads a shocking letter from a local teacher. U.S. taxpayers are funding a Marxist inspired, criminally minded "5th column" within their own public school system.
  • There's One Shocking Aspect Of Obama's $20 Billion Foreclosuregate Settlement

    02/24/2011 6:45:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 2/24/11 | Joe Weisenthal
    This morning news broke that the White House is pushing a big, $20 billion global settlement to end the foreclosuregate mess. There's one surprising thing. The market is taking this to be an actual punishment of the news. Our presumption would be that any settlement would somehow end up being a positive, but maybe a punishment is a punishment... The market is down, but the big banks, like Bank of America (down over 2.3%) are getting hit much wors
  • 8 Shocking, Funny and Revealing Things Obama Told the Chamber of Commerce

    02/07/2011 10:42:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    fox ^ | 2/7/11 | staff
    I'm here in the interest of being more neighborly. Maybe we would have gotten off on a better foot if I had brought over a fruitcake when we first moved in. I understand the significance of your obligations to your shareholders. I get it. But as we work with you to make America a better place to do business, ask yourselves what you can do for America. I want to put more people to work rebuilding crumbling roads and bridges.
  • 'Shocking' corn prices: the other rising gold market

    10/13/2010 9:48:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    cs monitor ^ | 10/13/10 | Joshua M. Brown
    While gold bullion reaches record prices, golden corn demands its share of attention. Food prices have skyrocketed worldwide, and will soon hit consumers at grocery stores and restaurants. Keep obsessing over gold, but the real explosion is happening in the agricultural commodity complex. Food prices around the world are exploding. Farmer Brown has been discussing the Agflation theme here since the summer. It's happening... Where Did The Corn Go? (Daily Markets): “Shocking!” That is the term used by some grain traders just after the release of the USDA’s yield estimate for this year’s U.S. Corn crop. The USDA projected 155.8...
  • NH teen who zapped nipples during shop class sues

    08/31/2010 11:15:56 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 110 replies
    AP ^ | 8/31/2010
    <p>DOVER, N.H. — A New Hampshire high school student shocked so severely in shop class that his heart stopped beating is suing his teacher, the school district and the city of Dover.</p> <p>Kyle Dubois and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not warn Dubois and other students of the dangers of the electrical demonstration cords in their electrical trades class.</p>
  • Obama's US Assassination Program?

    07/27/2010 5:18:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2010 | Chuck Norris
    Sound too conspiratorial to be true? Like the cover-up ops of spy novels? Well, it's reality. And it is possibly the most bizarre, inhumane and abusive way that the White House is expanding its power over the American people. It's not an extremist belief or theory of the far right. It's a fact that has been confirmed by The New York Times, The Washington Post and MSNBC and even documented by the far-left online magazine Salon.com. And it's the gravest nightmare of U.S. citizens and abandonment of our Constitution to date: a presidential assassination program in which U.S. citizens are...
  • Man dies after having eel inserting in rectum during a prank gone awry

    04/30/2010 10:22:21 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 186 replies · 5,764+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/30/10 | Staff
    In what may be one of the most shocking stories of the year, a man in China died after having an eel inserted into his rectum. Doctors who treated the victim in the Sichuan Province, did not know how the man met his demise until they performed an autopsy and discovered an Asian swamp eel up his backside.
  • Jobless Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 480,000 (DRINK!)

    02/04/2010 6:36:26 AM PST · by frogjerk · 23 replies · 873+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week, evidence that layoffs are continuing and jobs remain scarce.</p> <p>The rise is the fourth in the past five weeks. Most economists hoped that claims would resume a downward trend that was evident in the fall and early winter.</p>
  • Comprehensive List of Obama Czars

    08/25/2009 5:54:05 AM PDT · by jeremybuff · 14 replies · 1,194+ views
    I wrote this article to provide everyone a comprehensive listing of Barack Obama's czars, including their titles and shocking backgrounds. Enjoy.
  • Bing.com has shocking front page picture today.

    08/04/2009 8:35:20 AM PDT · by fishtank · 25 replies · 2,910+ views
    www.bing.com Aug. 4, 2009
  • Photoshop caption time

    06/02/2009 2:34:27 PM PDT · by Nateman · 54 replies · 1,318+ views
    Unknown ^ | June 2 , 2009 | Nateman
    I don't know where the source picture came from, it was e-mailed to me. I figured it was ripe for adding a few things.
  • Stunning Liberal Hypocrisy on White House Press Access

    03/26/2009 11:47:07 AM PDT · by vadum · 4 replies · 531+ views
    American Spectator ^ | March 26, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Fair-minded conservatives were aghast in President George W. Bush's second term when the left-wing character assassination machine went into high gear to destroy Jeff Gannon. Gannon, also known as James Dale Guckert, asked questions that annoyed liberals because they were based on a right-wing political perspective. Liberals were outraged. How dare the White House allow a conservative in who didn't constantly bash President Bush. The nerve! Partisan, ideologically-driven people shouldn't be allowed into White House press briefings, they howled in unison. [...] Now comes the revelation that at least one partisan ideologically-driven leftist is being welcomed to White House media...
  • Guantanamo Detainees Returning to Terrorism

    01/13/2009 5:52:18 PM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 18 replies · 814+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 1/13/09 | AP
    Terror suspects who have been held but released from Guantanamo Bay are increasingly returning to the fight against the United States and its allies, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Sixty-one detainees released from the U.S. Navy base prison in Cuba are believed to have rejoined the fight, said Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell, citing data from December. That's up from 37 as of March 2008, Morrell said. The new figures come as President-elect Barack Obama prepares to issue an executive order during his first week in office to close the controversial prison. It's unlikely, however, that the Guantanamo detention facility will be...
  • Boy shocked after man powers up campaign sign

    10/30/2008 1:15:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies · 2,178+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/30/8
    Chapel Hill, N.C. (AP) -- Shawn Turschak of Chapel Hill was tired of someone stealing McCain-Palin campaign signs from his yard. Turschak, with a degree in electrical engineering, hooked up a third sign to a power source for an electric pet fence Monday and also put up a surveillance camera. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that a 9-year-old boy with an Obama-Biden sign grabbed the McCain-Palin sign and got a jolt on Tuesday. ...Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass said he doesn't plan to file charges.
  • Want Nightmares Tonight? The Most Frightening Image In America!

    11/12/2007 1:34:35 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 102 replies · 503+ views
  • Darwin Award Nominee of the Week Report: Sweaty Chinese Man Electrocuted by Computer

    07/31/2007 12:46:10 PM PDT · by Pistolshot · 25 replies · 601+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 31st, 2007
    A 20-year-old student in Shanghai, China, was electrocuted Monday when he opened his computer's external case while the machine was still on, the Shanghai Daily reported. The man, identified only by the common family name of Wu, had apparently opened his PC's case to prevent its central processing chip from overheating — because he didn't want to turn his air conditioning on. His sweaty legs came into contact with the computer's internal wiring, likely causing a short circuit. According to the newspaper, which drew from a report in the Chinese-language Eastday.com, police and medical respondents found blood in the dead...
  • UK: Take obese children from parents, say doctors

    06/14/2007 8:14:47 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies · 377+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/15/2007 | Nicole Martin
    Severely overweight children should be taken from their parents and put into care, doctors said yesterday as it emerged that obesity had been a factor in at least 20 child protection cases in the past year. In the most extreme cases, where parents refuse to improve diets, social services should intervene to protect children's long-term health, doctors said. A motion to be debated at the British Medical Association's annual conference this month will call for overfeeding to be considered a form of parental neglect or abuse. Social services threatened to take Connor McCreaddie, 8, away from his mother A BBC...
  • Ted Koppel Tells Shocking Truth About Iraq and War on Terror (Updated w-videos)

    03/11/2007 2:34:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 127 replies · 5,625+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Noel Sheppard
    Former “Nightline” anchor Ted Koppel was one of Tim Russert’s guests on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.” As amazing as it might seem, he made some truly shocking and compelling statements about the Iraq war and the war on terror that virtually no Democrat or media member is willing to accept or report: First, Koppel made it clear that America’s premature departure from Iraq would turn the entire Persian Gulf region into a battlefield between Sunnis and Shia, “something the United States cannot allow to happen” Second, he said the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are part of the war on terror...
  • Governor Plans to Fire Oregon Climatologist for Skeptical View on Global Warming

    02/07/2007 10:03:45 AM PST · by dalight · 87 replies · 2,588+ views
    kgw.com ^ | 02/07/07 | Vince Patton
    In the face of evidence agreed upon by hundreds of climate scientists, George Taylor holds firm. He does not believe human activities are the main cause of global climate change. Taylor also holds a unique title: State Climatologist. ... Taylor has held the title of "state climatologist" since 1991 when the legislature created a state climate office at OSU The university created the job title, not the state. ... His opinions conflict not only with many other scientists, but with the state of Oregon's policies.
  • Police: Man Zaps Grandma-In-Law With Taser

    01/27/2007 12:07:30 PM PST · by ShadowDancer · 76 replies · 1,136+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | January 27, 2007 | AP
    Police: Man Zaps Grandma-In-Law With TaserPOSTED: 2:45 pm EST January 27, 2007 NORTH BONNEVILLE, Wash. -- A Washington man has been released from jail, but he doesn't have his stun gun anymore. Aaron de Bruyn's Taser was confiscated after police arrested him for allegedly using it on his 79-year-old grandmother-in-law. De Bruyn admitted that he shocked her on her shoulder but said he did it because she refused to leave his house. The two had gotten into an argument after she accused him of child abuse for swatting his baby son on his diapered bottom. He said he did that...
  • Watt a mess! Power lines hit homeowner with financial jolt(Stupidity alert)

    12/28/2006 5:17:17 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 126 replies · 3,682+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 28, 2006 | Jay Fitzgerald
    A North Attleboro man faces financial ruin because he built a new home so close to dangerous high-voltage transmission lines that fluorescent bulbs inside the house light up without even being plugged in. The electric currents running through the two-story home are considered so potentially harmful that the town’s fire department has strung “caution” tape around the house while an electrical inspector has refused to issue a final permit out of fear someone might get electrocuted. The home’s metallic door knobs and exterior shingles give off mild electric jolts when touched, while flowing currents are strong enough to light up...
  • YouTube - UCLA Student Tasered by Police in Library (Warning - Some Profanity in Video)

    11/16/2006 8:23:50 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 220 replies · 4,874+ views
    YouTube ^ | November 16, 2006 | You Tube
    Mostafa Tabatabainejad, 23, was tasered after he refused to provide ID and would not leave. He starts screaming "DON"T TOUCH ME! Don't touch-zzzzzzzzzzzt!" "Here's your Patriot Act! Here's your-zzzzzzzzzzt!" Lesson #1: When the police ask you to do something, do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g7zlJx9u2E
  • JUST ONE ROAR OF THE LION (of Judah) [cryptic, mysterious world upheaval changes predicted]

    09/09/2006 3:55:16 AM PDT · by Quix · 61 replies · 1,749+ views
    MERI BURLINGAME RENEWED HOPE EMAIL LIST ^ | 6 SEP 2006 | SWARNA JHA, BOMBAY INDIA
    JUST ONE ROAR OF THE LION Meri Burlingame Renewed Hope Counseling Sep 9, 2006 as posted on Pam Clark's list [Qx couldn't find it there] VISION: "JUST ONE ROAR of the LION" by S. Jha (Posted by Lit4Ever.org) I saw this vision on the 22nd of August 2006 I saw a Lion. I walked with Him to a very high Rock. The Lion then Climbed the Rock, and Stood on the very top of this high Rock. I stood below, looking up at Him. He let out a LOUD ROAR. And EVERYTHING in the atmosphere / universe changed. In a...
  • BOWERS: Will Hooper puts his mind under the knife

    06/18/2006 7:52:01 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 308+ views
    The Star ^ | 6/18/6 | Michael Bowers
    Last time, I introduced you to Will Hooper, a 26-year-old graduate of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, who has been suffering from an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder since age 10. In October 2003, when Will was 24, he and his father, James, heard of an experimental new surgery called deep-brain stimulation. One of its pioneers is Douglas Anderson, a doctor at Loyola University Health Systems in suburban Maywood, a drive north from Tinley Park. In the procedure, Dr. Anderson drills two tiny holes in the forehead, plants two electrodes in the frontal region of the brain, and then...
  • Geraldo had Mideast peace plan: Himself

    02/28/2006 6:38:35 AM PST · by wjersey · 33 replies · 815+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/28/2006 | Gail Shister
    Geraldo Rivera in the Knesset? Oy vey. Rivera says he was ready to relocate to Israel a few years ago and run for a seat in the Knesset in order to advance his strong views on the Palestinian situation. Born in Brooklyn to a Jewish mother, Lilly Friedman, and a Catholic, Puerto Rican father, Cruz Rivera, Rivera was raised "mostly Jewish" and was a bar mitzvah, he says. Israel's occupation of the West Bank "is bull," in Rivera's view, and it "dehumanizes" the Palestinians. "I want peace between Jews and Palestinians, based on equality between the countries." Rivera says he...
  • Shocking conclusion to cat tale

    11/27/2005 10:49:49 AM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies · 1,368+ views
    Denver Pest ^ | 11-27-05 | Rich Tosches
    "I turn off the street and come into the driveway and there's a dead house cat," the cattleman and lifelong Montanan said, peering down his long driveway.
  • 50 Cent movie pulled after Pa. shooting

    11/10/2005 7:14:26 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 25 replies · 799+ views
    miami herald.com ^ | 11-10-05 | ap
    HOMESTEAD, Pa. - The new 50 Cent movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" has been pulled from a theater where a man was fatally shot even though officials said Thursday they do not know whether the film was a factor in the slaying. Loews Corp. decided to stop showing the rapper's bullet-ridden bio while the investigation is going on, said John McCauley, the company's vice president of marketing. "We're unclear whether there is a direct connection," McCauley said. He said the company is doing all it can to make sure patrons are safe at the 22-screen multiplex in a popular...
  • Boy George on US cocaine charge

    10/08/2005 9:48:59 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 22 replies · 1,451+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/8/05 | n/a
    Saturday, 8 October 2005, 09:46 GMT 10:46 UK Boy George on US cocaine charge Musician Boy George has appeared in court charged with possessing cocaine after being arrested in New York. The 44-year-old performer was detained at about 0300 (0700 GMT) on Friday by police responding to a report of a burglary at his luxury Manhattan home. A spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney's office said he was released after being charged with possession of a controlled substance. It is alleged he had more than an eighth of an ounce (5g) of cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of...
  • shug knight shot

    08/27/2005 11:14:11 PM PDT · by chrispycsuf · 89 replies · 26,829+ views
    drudge report
    rap mogul shug knight has been shot at a party hosted by kanye west. he was apparently shot in the leg by an unknown assailant...more to come...
  • Oslo Norway Rape Statistic Shock

    08/22/2005 12:41:29 PM PDT · by Altair333 · 116 replies · 3,165+ views
    Two out of three charged with rape in Norway's capital are immigrants with a non-western background according to a police study. The number of rape cases is also rising steadily.The study is the first where the crime statistics have been analyzed according to ethnic origin. Of the 111 charged with rape in Oslo last year, 72 were of non-western ethnic origin, 25 are classified as Norwegian or western and 14 are listed as unknown. Rape charges in the capital are spiraling upwards, 40 percent higher from 1999 to 2000 and up 13 percent so far this year.
  • Courtney Love orderd to rehab

    08/19/2005 2:05:03 PM PDT · by evets · 48 replies · 810+ views
    Courtney Love tearfully admitted using drugs in violation of her probation terms and the rocker/actress was ordered Friday into a 28-day drug treatment program by a judge who said he had wanted to put her in jail.
  • India says kills 15 Muslim militants in Kashmir (They tried crossing an electrified fence)

    07/16/2005 5:33:46 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 42 replies · 4,613+ views
    Reuters ^ | 16 Jul 2005 11:45:28 GMT | Reuters AlertNet
    SRINAGAR, India, July 16 (Reuters) - Indian forces said they killed 15 Muslim militants who were trying to cross into its part of Kashmir from Pakistan on Saturday, the latest of a series of clashes on the disputed frontier in less than a week. India says growing incursions by militants from across the border to join the revolt against its rule in Kashmir could undermine a 20-month-old peace process with Pakistan. Islamabad denies any involvement in the armed rebellion. Soldiers shot dead nine militants who were trying to breach the military control line dividing Kashmir in the Sumawal area, near...
  • Experts: New Pope Unlikely to Be American

    04/03/2005 6:56:32 AM PDT · by bd476 · 124 replies · 2,578+ views
    ABC News and AP ^ | April 3, 2005 | RICHARD N. OSTLING
    ABC News Experts: New Pope Unlikely to Be American Vatican Experts Are Convinced New Pope Chosen by Cardinals Won't Be From United States Cardinals attend a Mass for the late Pope John Paul II celebrated by the Vatican secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, not seen, on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday April 3, 2005. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti) By RICHARD N. OSTLING The Associated Press Apr 3, 2005 — When the cardinals enter their secretive conclave to pick the new pope, the 11 Americans voting will be the second-largest national group behind the Italians. But don't...
  • Foul play in Madrid skyscraper fire?

    02/19/2005 12:50:17 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 320+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 19, 2005 | Thomas Lifson
    Franco Aleman, of Barcepundit.com, provides us shocking suggestive evidence that the massive fire which destroyed a thirty-two story skyscraper in Madrid may have been the result of foul play. A videotaper caught what appears to be people with flashlights on lower floors of the building as the fire burned above. While far from conclusive evidence, this would be consistent with arsonists doing their work. The building housed the biggest accounting firm in Spain and a prestigeous law firm, so it might be a target for anti-capitalist thugs.
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Coldest temps are just ahead 3 days of below-zero highs not seen since '96

    01/13/2005 7:00:45 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 46 replies · 1,583+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-13-05 | DAVID HAWLEY
    Minnesota's reputation for bitter winters earns bragging rights today when temperatures start to fall into a subzero cellar for a long, frigid weekend. The National Weather Service predicts a daytime high temperature in the Twin Cities of 9 degrees, though blustery winds will create wind chills in the region of 16 to 20 below zero. Then it will get colder. A metro temperature of 14 below is predicted for tonight, and readings should remain below zero until Monday. The predicted highs are 4 below on Friday, 7 below on Saturday and 6 below on Sunday. The last time the Twin...
  • Twin Cities papers to announce Kerry&Wetterling support tommorow

    10/16/2004 1:09:12 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 30 replies · 646+ views
    me ^ | 10-16-04 | Rakkasan1
    Star Tribune will come out with their shocking Kerry endorsement tommorow and Pioneer Press will endorse Patty Wetterling tommorow. wasn't sure if this was breaking news.
  • Filmmaker uncovers shocking Palestinian 'myths'

    07/14/2004 9:28:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 3,181+ views
    WND ^ | July 14, 2004 | WND
    When Pierre Rehov saw images of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy being shot, it altered the course of his life. The film producer was stunned to learn Israel had been accused of targeting young Mohammed al-Dura, whose gripping death in the arms of his father was an image broadcast around the world. Indeed, the graphic images of the boy dying in his father Jamal's arms, supposedly murdered by Israeli soldiers, became the icon of the newly launched intifada and fueled the ambitions of a thousand young, would-be suicide bombers. "I was in shock," Rehov said in a recent magazine interview. "In...
  • Why did the Bush Administration speak to Woodward??

    04/18/2004 4:24:54 PM PDT · by faithincowboys · 427 replies · 696+ views
    I am watching 60 Minutes and I am utterly shocked that the Amdinistration would allow Woodward unlimited access. This is just stunning. Sometimes this administration behaves so stupidly it is baffling.
  • Underground Wiring Shocking People, Dogs (BOSTON, Chicago, NY - hardest hit)

    03/12/2004 9:40:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 249+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/11/04 | HELENA PAYNE
    Underground Wiring Shocking People, Dogs Thu Mar 11, 4:35 PM ET By HELENA PAYNE, Associated Press Writer When a New Yorker walking her dogs was electrocuted in January by faulty wiring under the pavement, it seemed like the freakiest of accidents — until several pets in other big cities were killed or shocked in the weeks that followed. Now utilities are rushing to fix the problems — blamed largely on work crews tearing up the streets — and to reassure the public. Dog owners, meanwhile, are buying booties for their pets to insulate their paws. "People are getting current up...
  • One killed, 1 hurt by lightning (Motorcyclist in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time)

    08/25/2003 12:44:39 PM PDT · by Paraclete · 19 replies · 588+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 8-25-2003 | Julie Poppen
    A 59-year-old Florida man died Sunday afternoon after he was struck in the head by lightning while riding his Harley low-rider in Park County, authorities said. It was the second strike involving people in Park County on Sunday.Colorado State Patrol trooper Laurence Thomas said that at 4:45 p.m., witnesses saw lightning strike the victim, who was riding east on U.S. 24 near milepost 267. Witnesses reported seeing lightning strike the right side of the man's helmet. He then veered off the left side of the highway. The 2003 blue Harley rolled and the driver was ejected into a culvert. The...