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  • Second dog 'dead' in Crufts murder mystery as poisoning victim Jagger the Irish setter is cremated

    03/10/2015 6:58:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2015 | Steph Cockroft and Tom Kelly
    A second dog is reported to have died after appearing at Crufts, amid fears that at least six of the animals were deliberately poisoned at the world famous show. The shih tzu is believed to have died over the weekend, just hours after the 'murder' of Irish setter Jagger. The three-year-old died on Friday after eating meat which his owners say was laced with poison. Today, Jagger's bereft co-owners are preparing to cremate the prize-winning dog at his rural home in Belgium, before scattering his ashes across a field where he used to love walking. It comes as the show's...
  • New York lawmaker wants children banned from gun shows

    01/28/2015 1:32:57 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 41 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | January 26, 2015 | Sam Rolley
    One New York state lawmaker believes that allowing children younger than 12 to attend gun shows increases the possibility that the youngsters will be future perpetrators of firearm crimes. Concerned that the firearms industry is making firearms and shooting sports too appealing to children, Hell’s Kitchen-area New York state lawmaker Linda Rosenthal wants to ban children from entering gun shows. “As the gun industry prepares a public campaign to broaden the appeal of guns, it is important that we establish reasonable age limits for admission to gun shows by children,” the lawmaker said in a memo attached to her proposal....
  • NONE In The Back: Brown Autopsy Shows He Was Shot In The Front Of The Body

    08/17/2014 9:40:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/18/14 | Chuck Ross
    An autopsy conducted on Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old fatally shot by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson last Saturday, shows that Brown was shot at least six times, twice in the head and all in the front of the body. The New York Times reported the results of a private autopsy conducted by Dr. Michael Baden, who was hired by the Brown family. Baden conducted the autopsy on Sunday, according to the Times. One bullet entered the top of Brown’s skull. Four struck him in the right arm. All bullets hit Brown in the front of the body, according...
  • Bergdahl backlash to lead Sunday shows

    06/07/2014 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/07/14 | Rachel Huggins
    The controversial deal freeing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners will likely dominate Sunday news shows. The exchange has come under fire from lawmakers who ripped the Obama administration for not notifying Congress in advance of the swap that freed Taliban leaders from the Guantanamo Bay military facility. President Obama has made “no apologies” for securing Bergdahl’s release and said he'd do it again. Here's the lineup: ABC's "This Week" will talk with House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) about the growing criticism surrounding Obama's decision to negotiate Bergdahl's release. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) will...
  • Hubble’s Latest View Shows Comet ISON Still Intact, Fairly Average

    10/17/2013 8:01:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | October 17, 2013 | Nancy Atkinson on
    NASA explains: In this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image taken on October 9, the comet’s solid nucleus is unresolved because it is so small. If the nucleus broke apart then Hubble would have likely seen evidence for multiple fragments. Moreover, the coma or head surrounding the comet’s nucleus is symmetric and smooth. This would probably not be the case if clusters of smaller fragments were flying along. What’s more, a polar jet of dust first seen in Hubble images taken in April is no longer visible and may have turned off. So, its not disintegrating, its not a three-piece body,...
  • Census Shows Record 1 In 3 US Counties Are Dying Off

    03/14/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 14, 2013 | Associated Press
    A record number of U.S. counties -- more than 1 in 3 -- are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimates released Thursday highlight the population shifts as the U.S. encounters its most sluggish growth levels since the Great Depression. The areas of natural decrease stretch from industrial areas near Pittsburgh and Cleveland to the vineyards outside San Francisco to the rural areas of east Texas and the Great Plains. A common theme is a waning local economy, such...
  • John Kerry Shows Off His French Language Skills

    02/27/2013 1:26:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 27, 2013 | DANIEL HALPE R
    Secretary of State John Kerry showed off his French speaking skills at a joint press conference with his counterpart in Paris today: The official State Department transcript of the event translates Kerry's remarks into English: "SECRETARY KERRY: (In French - Via interpreter) Thank you very much, Minister. Thank you for your warm hospitality. Thank you very much for welcoming us here today. It’s a great pleasure for me to be here with Foreign Minister Fabius. We just finished one of those wonderful French lunches that have been drawing Americans to Paris for centuries. Of course, it’s a privilege to share...
  • Another poll shows swing-state Michigan to be a toss-up

    06/21/2012 4:26:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama and Mitt Romney are statistically tied in Michigan, according to a poll from Mitchell Research released on Thursday. Obama leads Romney 47 percent to 46 in the poll, which has a 3.5 percent margin of error. It’s the fourth poll in June to show the candidates neck and neck in the Wolverine State, which has swung reliably Democratic in recent elections and where Obama was up by double digits as recently as mid-May. “Obama will have to campaign very heavily in Michigan, something he did not want to do,” said Mitchell Research Chairman Steve Mitchell in a statement....
  • Barak: Attack Shows Egypt Losing Control of Sinai

    06/18/2012 12:02:39 PM PDT · by EBH · 3 replies
    Monday morning's attack by terrorists against Israeli workers building the security fence on the southern border is further evidence of the increasing failure of Egyptian security efforts in Sinai, said Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Speaking at a meeting of his Atzma'ut faction, Barak said that several recent events, including Grad rocket attacks against Israel over the weekend, meant that Egypt needed to do more to fulfill its international obligations. “We see Monday's attack as a very serious incident,” Barak said. “It comes in the wake of an incident on Shabbat in which two Grad rockets were fired into southern Israel...
  • Israeli TV report shows air force gearing-up for Iran attack, says moment of truth is near

    04/15/2012 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 15, 2012 | Greg Tepper
    A major Israel TV station on Sunday night broadcast a detailed report on how Israel will go about attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities in the event that diplomacy and sanctions fail and Israel decides to carry out a military strike. The report, screened on the main evening news of Channel 10, was remarkable both in terms of the access granted to the reporter, who said he had spent weeks with the pilots and other personnel he interviewed, and in the fact that his assessments on a strike were cleared by the military censor. No order to strike is likely to be...
  • UNESCO Rebuff Shows Decline of American Influence Under Obama

    10/31/2011 3:36:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 10/31/11 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The Obama administration lived up to its legal obligations today by withholding the first payment of U.S. funds to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) since it voted to recognize “Palestine” as a member state. The State Department​ said a scheduled $60 million payment would not be in the mail to the world body and warned that the same treatment would be given to any other UN agency that pulls the same trick. But Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland also said the U.S. would maintain its membership in the organization and continue to participate despite the group’s decision to...
  • A THIRD of bandwidth taken up by Netflix movie downloads

    10/28/2011 1:38:24 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28th October 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Internet-streaming company Netflix experienced its biggest exodus in its history after a price hike earlier this year - the loss of 800,000 customers. But the web-streaming giant isn't washed up yet. TV shows and films streamed via Netflix account for a third of total downstream bandwidth use in the U.S - an astonishing amount for any one company to control. Neftlix use accounts for 32.7 per cent of total bandwidth use in the U.S., UP from 29.7per cent a year ago, says Canadian company Sandvine.
  • The reality behind reality TV's storage wars (Bleeding heart liberal point of view)

    09/26/2011 9:14:30 AM PDT · by ExTxMarine · 78 replies
    CBS Sunday Morning ^ | 9/25/2011 | Conor Knighton
    A&E's "Storage Wars," a show about people who bid on the contents of abandoned storage lockers, had its second season premiere this summer to 5.1 million viewers. It's the HIGHEST RATED show in the network's history. Tru TV's nearly identical "Storage Hunters" has become a breakout hit - ALMOST as big of a hit as Spike's nearly identical "Auction Hunters." That's right. There are three DIFFERENT shows on TV about STORAGE LOCKERS. Reality TV is frequently trashy, but never before has it featured so much actual trash.
  • Juan Cole shows himself to be another cowardly pseudo-academic, ducks offer to debate Spencer

    08/02/2011 6:48:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/2/11 | Robert
    Now more than ever, Muslim and non-Muslim Islamic apologists are making broad-based and inaccurate attacks on my scholarship and integrity; but when it comes to backing up their claims in debate with me, they suddenly get cold feet. The list of Islamic "scholars" and non-Muslim "experts" who have refused to debate me keeps growing; it now includes Ahmed Afzaal; Akbar Ahmed; Karen Armstrong; Reza Aslan; Jamal Badawi; Robert Crane; Dinesh D'Souza (although I did best him in debate at CPAC in 2007, he refuses a return engagement, perhaps sensing the outcome would be the same); Carl Ernst; John Esposito; Mark...
  • 911 Calls Shows Series of Botched Abortions, Complaints Filed

    07/08/2011 4:29:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/8/11 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life organization is set to release a series of 911 calls showing staff at the Southwestern Women’s Options late-term abortion center in New Mexico calling for help on various occasions over a 15-month time period after women were injured in abortions. Some of the calls show life-threatening situation where women’s lives and health were at risk as a result of failed abortions. The pro-life group, Operation Rescue, says the calls, which will be made public today and in the coming weeks, reveal a disturbing pattern of life-threatening abortion complications that routinely endanger the lives and health of women.
  • New rating shows US 44th in energy competitiveness

    05/27/2011 4:15:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    american thinker ^ | 5/27/11 | Ed Lasky
    Now it is official: Barack Obama’s animus and actions towards our energy companies are choking off the prospects of America developing our own energy wealth. From Steven Hayward , writing at Powerline: It is almost as if the United States deliberately wanted to be more dependent on foreign oil. Consider that while the World Economic Forum rates the U.S. 4th in its ranking of the world's most competitive economies, it would rank far down the list if the WEF were to look at the competitiveness of the oil and gas industry in isolation. A proprietary ranking of political and investment...
  • Navy Shows Off Powerful New Laser Weapon

    04/08/2011 3:05:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/8/11 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    One if by land … lasers if by sea. A futuristic laser mounted on a speeding cruiser successfully blasted a bobbing, weaving boat from the waters of the Pacific Ocean -- the first test at sea of such a gun and a fresh milestone in the Navy's quest to reoutfit the fleet with a host of laser weapons, the Navy announced Friday. "We were able to have a destructive effect on a high-speed cruising target," chief of Naval research Rear Adm. Nevin Carr told The test occurred Wednesday near San Nicholas Island, off the coast of Central California in...
  • Once Again, MTV Exploits America’s Youth

    02/02/2011 9:53:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 2, 2011 | Marybeth Hicks
    Admittedly, the Egyptian uprising, the nullification of Obamacare and the ongoing ramifications of "Snowpocolypse 2011" could render the controversy about an MTV original program insignificant by comparison. After all, MTV is only out to destroy an entire generation. No big deal. Every adult - not just parents - should take the time to learn about the MTV show "Skins," a new "teen drama" that the Parents Television Council (PTC) has deemed "the most dangerous show on TV." Be careful when you go hunting for information about "Skins" lest your spouse conclude you've developed an interest in child pornography. The publicity...
  • Leaked memo shows union plan to hijack elections

    11/22/2010 5:01:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The examiner ^ | 11/21/10 | Anthony G. Martin
    A memo leaded to the media from AFL-CIO shows the union plan to attempt to hijack the upcoming November elections. The National Right to Work Committee seized the news of the memo in order to alert voters of the campaign to stop union thuggery during elections. According to the internal memo, the big labor unions plan to suspend normal operations in order to undertake a massive national blitz in the run-up to November 2. All normal union operations will be brought to a halt. 2000 national union staff and 3000 local union personnel will be deployed around the country to...
  • Fed Likely to Announce $500 Billion of Purchases, Survey Shows

    11/01/2010 5:35:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    forbes ^ | 11/1/10 | staff
    The New York Fed, the branch of the Federal Reserve System that implements monetary policy, asked about expectations for the size of the program and the time over which it would be completed, according to a survey obtained by Bloomberg News.
  • Cameraman Claims Video Shows Day Laborers Holding Pro-Boxer Banners

    10/14/2010 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2010
    An amateur cameraman claims he's got video proof that California Sen. Barbara Boxer's supporters enlisted day laborers to hold signs protesting her Republican opponent. Derek Broes, a supporter of GOP Senate nominee Carly Fiorina, has released a video he shot outside a Pasadena debate that showed two Spanish-speaking men holding a slapdash white sign accusing "corporate cash" of loving the Republican candidate. Though the audio is hard to hear, one of the men clearly says he did not make the sign -- another appears to say a "lady" was paying them to hold it.
  • Survey Shows Arabs More Opposed to GZ Mosque Than American Media

    09/20/2010 2:54:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/20/10 | Lachlan Marka
    Here's a fact you're not likely to see on tonight's evening news broadcasts: According to a recent poll, Arabs living abroad are more likely to be opposed to the "Ground Zero Mosque" than the American media are. According to a recent survey by the Arabic online news service Elaph (Arabic version here), 58 percent of Arabs think the construction should be moved elsewhere. And according to a Media Research Center study released last week, 55 percent of network news coverage of the debate has come down on the pro-Mosque side.The MRC study also found that on the question of whether
  • When I was 6 years old, I learned to love America

    08/09/2010 7:52:08 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 25 replies
    I'm Swedish. I recall being about 5-6 years old and visiting a family my parents knew who had been to America for holiday. I and my brother repeatedly demanded of them to show their super-8 films feauturing places they'd visited over there like Disney World ín Fla. As I grew older, I got to study at universities where I was taught America is evil and other bs. Today, I'm poor and my beloved parents and their friends are well off Swedish intellectuals. I don't care about their ideals and lifestyle, but please believe me when I say my country still...
  • Morning Shows Devote 52 Minutes to Lindsay Lohan, a Scant 20 Seconds to Appointment (Berwick)

    07/08/2010 3:05:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 7/8/10 | Scott Whitlock
    Over the span of two days, the network morning shows have given just 20 seconds of coverage to the recess appointment of Donald Berwick, a pro-rationing doctor who will run Medicare. In contrast, Good Morning America, Today and Early Show devoted 52 minutes of coverage to every detail of Lindsay Lohan's sentencing. On Wednesday and Thursday's GMA, ABC hosts discussed Lohan for 14 minutes. CBS's Early Show managed 12 minutes to the important topic. Both programs had no mention of Berwick, who once told an audience in Great Britain, "Please, don't put your faith in market forces."
  • Security Video Shows Arabs Ganged Up on Jews Before Being Shot

    09/17/2009 11:06:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 874+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/17/09 | Gil Ronen
    ( Security camera footage released by Israel Police Wednesday shows a group of eight Arabs assaulting two Jewish men at the Givati parking lot next to Jerusalem's Old City last Friday. During the incident, one of the Jewish men fired shots at the Arabs, lightly injuring two of them. Police arrested him initially and interrogated him. He claimed that he only fired after he and his friend felt threatened by the Arab group. The video appears to corroborate his version of the events.
  • U.S. shows flexiblility on settlements, foregoes demand for complete construction freeze

    06/15/2009 9:27:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 618+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 6/15/09 | Barak Ravid
    The U.S. administration is prepared to show flexibility on construction in West Bank settlements, a government source in Jerusalem says. The Americans will apparently not demand a full freeze on construction, but will agree that projects now underway can be completed, Israeli officials say. A week from Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to meet with U.S. special envoy George Mitchell in Paris to discuss the details.
  • American car show opens in Västerås

    07/05/2008 9:55:59 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 11 replies · 190+ views ^ | 07/04/2008 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    The 'biggest American car show in the world' opened in Västerås in central Sweden on Thursday. More than 10,000 cars are expected for the Big Meet 2008 show. The annual event started 31 years ago and was founded by Kjell Gustafsson who has seen it grow from the humble beginnings of 40-80 cars in a parking lot in Anderstorp. "Just to keep the show going over three days costs 1.5 million kronor ($252,000). 160 officials work with this. That is around the same as the Hultsfred festival," Gustafsson said to The Big Meet 2008 show will take place over...

    04/27/2008 5:55:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 321 replies · 1,287+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2008 | ROBERT RORKE AND STEPHEN LYNCH
    Our parents told us TV would melt our brains. While it's possible "Punky Brewster" and "A-Team" did just that, along the way we saw some genius art. Television can't play 90 minutes on the big screen and vanish into the bargain bin. And it lacks one author to take it from introduction to the final page. Yet within these boundaries, there are a small number of shows that capture our attention, our obsession, and create enduring stories. How many? 35. They're listed here.
  • Strikes Halting Production On 7 Shows (All praise be to Allah)

    11/06/2007 7:28:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies · 84+ views ^ | November 6, 2007
    Strikes Halting Production On 7 ShowsWriters Guild, Producers Deadlocked Over Revenue From DVDs and Downloads Nov 6, 2007 8:31 pm US/Eastern NEW YORK (CBS News) A producer of the hit ABC show "Desperate Housewives" says the show will stop production because it has run out of scripts due to the writers strike. Alexandra Cunningham says filming of the show's 10th episode of the season will finish on Wednesday. She says ABC will run out of new episodes to air before Christmas. Meanwhile, production has stopped on at least six sitcoms filmed before live audiences because of the Hollywood writers strike....
  • Networks hit new lows in grim weekly ratings

    06/27/2007 7:30:43 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 25 replies · 837+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/27/07 | Paul J. Gough
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS and ABC fell to their lowest ratings among the coveted adults 18-49 demographic in two decades last week, as reruns and summer alternatives drove viewers from their couches. CBS managed to win the week in total viewership, while NBC and Fox -- the most successful last week with original reality -- tied in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research data issued Tuesday. NBC also had the top two shows for the week in the demo, "America's Got Talent" and "Dateline." CBS and ABC are the second and third networks to reach their lowest...
  • America Supports You: Sears Helps Show Troops USA Cares

    12/07/2006 8:35:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 432+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2006 -- Holiday shoppers turning to the Internet to avoid the mall crowds have an easy way to support servicemembers and their families this year thanks to a partnership between Sears Holdings Corporation and “USA Cares.”  America Supports You is a Defense Department program highlighting ways Americans and the corporate sector support the nation’s military. Sears Holdings is the parent company of Sears and Kmart department stores. “Sears has a longstanding commitment with the military, and we feel privileged to assist the troops and their families through this initiative,” Brenda Storch, a Sears Holdings spokeswoman, said. “We...
  • Benedict blunder shows he has failed to master media machine

    09/15/2006 3:04:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies · 2,816+ views ^ | Sep 15 10:45 AM US/Eastern | Staff
    By unwittingly angering Muslims with his comments on Islam, Pope Benedict XVI has shown that he has yet to shake off his academic theological roots and master the global media machine with the same deftness as his predecessor. In clinging to theology and orthodoxy, the bookish Benedict has shown little regard for media management in getting his message across, unlike the communications-savvy John Paul II. Benedict railed Muslims when he quoted a 14th-century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Mohammed had brought the world only "evil and inhuman" things, portraying the Islam he founded as a religion which endorses violence,...
  • Afghan Sergeant Major Shows Way Ahead for Fledgling Army

    08/11/2006 6:36:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 265+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2006 – Foreign observers of the U.S. military often say what puts it above other militaries is the quality of the noncommissioned officer corps. Many other nations want the same for themselves. The Afghan National Army is learning from Western military trainers who stress the central role of NCOs in a world-class military. Afghan army Chief of Staff Gen. Bismullah Khan stressed the role of NCOs in the new military by recently appointing the nation's first sergeant major of the army, Roshan Safi. Senior American NCOs say the appointment is crucial to developing an NCO corps...
  • America Supports You: S.A.M. Shows Troops U.S. Support

    07/25/2006 4:45:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 304+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 25, 2006 – "Operation: S.A.M.," or Saluting All Military, is working to ease servicemembers minds about how much support they have back home. Troops stationed in Iraq display packages they received from Operation S.A.M. The packages contain hygiene, snack, comfort and entertainment items. Servicemembers' gratitude is reflected in thank you letters S.A.M. receives, a representative said. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "Almost in all the communication we have with the troops, there seems to be an unspoken desire to know if their efforts are appreciated and supported by Americans," Penny Redmon, S.A.M.'s past president...
  • Katrina audit shows fraud, abuse (more than 100 laptops, a dozen boats missing, for starters)

    07/18/2006 9:16:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 504+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/06 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars last year on iPods, dog booties, beer-making equipment and designer jackets, congressional investigators have concluded. More than 100 laptop computers and a dozen boats also bought by Homeland Security employees are missing, the investigators found. Poor training, lax oversight and rampant confusion over what employees are allowed to buy with government-issued purchase cards left Homeland Security "vulnerable to fraud, waste and abuse," according to a draft report by the Government Accountability Office, Congress' investigative and auditing arm. The report was to be released Wednesday by a Senate panel...
  • Zarqawi Air Strike Shows Aerial Flexibility, General Says

    06/15/2006 4:54:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 562+ views
    BAGHDAD, June 15, 2006 – The attack that killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi demonstrates the flexibility that air assets give commanders, officials here said today. Air Force Brig. Gen. Stephen Hoog, an air planner with Multinational Force Iraq, gave a timeline of the operation that resulted in the death of the most wanted terrorist in Iraq June 7. An F-16 Fighting Falcon jet dropped two precision bombs on a safe house near Baqubah, killing Zarqawi and his spiritual adviser. Nothing indicated this day would be different from any other for Air Force pilots over the country, Hoog said. A flight of...
  • Bold Statement on Immigration Shows Off Lady Liberty's Undies

    05/30/2006 10:01:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1,386+ views
    WTOL.COM ^ | May 30, 2006 05:29 AM PDT | AP
    SOUTH TOLEDO -- A south Toledo man is using a replica of the Statue of Liberty to let the world know his thoughts on illegal immigration. Art Bollinger says he got this idea from an e-mail he received, and decided to duplicate the picture. From the front, you can see the Statue of Liberty. From behind, it shows Lady Liberty's behind, in a thong bikini. The nearby sign says "Kiss my American Ass." Bollinger tells News 11 he will accept anyone into this country as long as they come here legally, but he has no patience for those who sneak...
  • America Supports You: D.C. United Shows Appreciation for Military

    05/23/2006 4:22:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 160+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 23, 2006 – The D.C. United Major League Soccer team will express its appreciation for the military June 3 with its 7th Annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day. The team, working with corporate sponsor IBM, will provide 1,000 free tickets to its game against the New England Revolution for active-duty servicemembers who get a kick out of the sport. It also has partnered with the United Service Organizations of Metropolitan Washington to distribute the tickets through USO's five outreach centers. The 7th Annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day will begin two hours before the start of the 7:30 p.m. game...
  • Military Shows Its Stuff at Joint Service Open House

    05/19/2006 7:23:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 405+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md., May 19, 2006 – The military showcased its personnel and equipment for its own today as the annual Joint Service Open House kicked off here. Duluth, Minn., Air National Guardsman Maj. John Klatt poses for photos with Abreanna Ball, 9, at the Joint Service Open House at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., May 19. Abreanna was touring the military displays with students from Benjamin D. Foulois Elementary School near the base. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The festivities, open today for military and civilian defense security badge holders...
  • Flight Shows Difficulties of Policing the Iran-Iraq Border

    05/07/2006 6:26:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 297+ views
    FORT TARIK, Iraq, May 7, 2006 – Flying to this fort illustrates the challenges the Iraqi border police face in securing the frontier. After leaving Baghdad and its rivers, the groves of palm trees give way to irrigated fields. These give way to a large swamp covered with reeds and crisscrossed by a myriad of trails. At the edge of the swamp, the green disappears and miles of open desert lay ahead. For miles in any direction there is no trace of life. Where water once stood, there are large pans of salt that reflect the sun and drive the...
  • 'Measles Chart' Shows Reconstruction Progress in Iraq

    05/06/2006 3:34:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 383+ views
    BAGHDAD, May 6, 2006 – Coalition officials call it the "measles chart" -- a map of Iraq showing all the planned, in-progress and completed infrastructure projects that makes the country look like it has developed a case of the measles. Green is good on the chart. That indicates completed projects, and most of the dots, triangles, squares and diamonds on the map are green. Yellow means the projects are started, and there is a scattering of those around the country. Red means "planned - not started," and there are some of those - mostly in Anbar province and in eastern...
  • Coalition Shows Zarqawi Outtakes During Press Event

    05/04/2006 4:40:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 1,152+ views
    BAGHDAD, May 4, 2006 – Coalition officials here today showed the "outtakes" of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's latest anti-coalition screed, and it became quickly apparent why they ended on the cutting-room floor, so to speak. In one, Zarqawi -- the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq -- has trouble trying to operate an automatic weapon. An associate has to show him how to do it. Later in the same shot, an associate takes the weapon from Zarqawi by the barrel and burns his hand. In another, the feared terrorist is shown in a black uniform and bright blue "tenny pumps."...
  • Ozone layer shows signs of recovery: scientists

    05/03/2006 4:44:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 914+ views
    My Way News ^ | May 3, 2006 | Patricia Reaney
    LONDON (Reuters) - The ozone layer is showing signs of recovering, thanks to a drop in ozone-depleting chemicals, but it is unlikely to stabilize at pre-1980 levels, researchers said on Wednesday. Depletion of the earth's protective ozone layer is caused by the chemical action of chlorine and bromine released by man-made chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are used in aerosol sprays and cooling equipment. Ozone-depleting chemicals were banned by the 1987 Montreal Protocol which has now been ratified by 180 nations. "We now have some confidence that the ozone layer is responding to the decreases in chlorine levels in the atmosphere due...
  • Peoria man pleads guilty in gigantic diploma mill case (40% went to foreigners seeking US entry)

    03/29/2006 4:56:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 545+ views
    KVOA ^ | 3/21/06
    Peoria man pleads guilty in diploma mill case Latest News more>> Truck pulling horse trailer full of illegals crashes SPOKANE, Wash. An Arizonan has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors for his role in a gigantic diploma mill operation. Richard John Novak pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Spokane, Washington, to conspiracy and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Novak, who formerly lived in Spokane and now lives in Peoria, could face up to ten years in prison and (m) millions of dollars in fines. Novak is the second person to reach a plea agreement with the Justice Department...
  • Simpsons, King of the Hill Renewed (Futurama returns?)

    03/20/2006 9:42:44 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 576+ views
    IGN ^ | 3/20/06 | Eric Goldman
    March 20, 2006 - Fox has announced an early renewal for The Simpsons, and in a surprise move, has also renewed King of the Hill for an 11th season. This was expected to be the last season for Hill, and production had shut down on the animated series a year ago. However, Variety reports that Fox decided that the ratings were still strong enough to allow the show to continue. The entire staff of the show had moved out of their offices and on to other projects, but series creator Mike Judge was convinced to return after Fox was also...
  • Bush: Success in Tal Afar Shows Evidence Iraqi Strategy Working

    03/20/2006 3:29:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 451+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 20, 2006 – President Bush today pointed to the dramatic turnaround in Tal Afar, Iraq -- a city once gripped by terrorist oppression that's now undergoing a vibrant revitalization -- as concrete evidence that the national strategy for victory in Iraq is working. Speaking at the City Club of Cleveland, a free speech forum, the president said developments in Tal Afar show clear progress on the political, security and economic fronts and proof that the Iraqi people want to live in freedom. Calling the northern Iraqi city with its diverse population "a microcosm of Iraq," the president said...
  • America Supports You: Web Site Shows Troops, Families the Goods

    02/21/2006 3:56:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 179+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Feb 21, 2006 | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2006 – A new Web site featuring resources for military families hopes to become a one-stop information source for job seekers, coupon hunters and charity backers. Debbie Gregory, president of Military, poses next to a screen shot of her new Web site,, an information resource for servicemembers and their families, launched Jan. 27.   Launched Jan. 27, was the brainchild of Debbie Gregory, an experienced executive recruiter who spent six years working as a print advertiser for Defense Department-contracted base newspapers. Gregory said she aimed the site at today's military family. "I saw that...
  • Poll Shows Fatah Ahead, Hamas Second

    01/25/2006 10:46:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 423+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/25/06 | Karin Laub - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Amid tight security and a sea of green and yellow flags, Palestinians turned out in large numbers Wednesday for their first parliamentary election in a decade — a historic vote integrating Islamic militants into politics and determining the future of peacemaking with Israel. One exit poll suggested the ruling Fatah Party had likely won the most votes, with the Islamic militant group Hamas a close second, according to an exit poll conducted by the West Bank's An Najah University. A pollster who spoke on condition of anonymity because the results were to be officially announced...
  • Egypt Mummy Shows Taste For Pork

    01/15/2006 5:28:17 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 1,158+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 1-10-2006 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Egypt Mummy Shows Taste for Pork By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Jan. 10, 2005 — Ancient Egyptians — unlike their Muslim modern descendents — had a taste for pork, according to a mummy autopsy. In a study to be published in the coming months in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Fabrizio Bruschi, a pathologist from Italy's Pisa University, and colleagues report the discovery of the oldest known case of cysticercosis — a pig-related disease — in a mummy from the late Ptolemaic period (II-I century B.C.). Often contracted from undercooked pork, cysticercosis is an infection caused by...
  • Leaked Fax 'Shows Romania Helped CIA Interrogators'

    01/09/2006 6:36:35 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 545+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-10-2006 | David Rennie
    Leaked fax 'shows Romania helped CIA interrogators' By David Rennie in Brussels (Filed: 10/01/2006) An Egyptian government fax intercepted by Swiss intelligence offers the first "real evidence" that the US interrogated suspected terrorists at secret prisons in Eastern Europe, European politicians said yesterday. The highly-classified fax, purportedly sent late last year by Egypt's foreign minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, to its embassy in London, was leaked to a Swiss newspaper on Sunday. In it, Mr Gheit discussed the fate of 23 detainees from Iraq and Afghanistan who were apparently interrogated at the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in Romania on the Black...