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  • At Martha's Vineyard, Obama complains about Cold Ocean

    08/11/2014 7:58:45 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/11/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    "I found, as somebody from Hawaii, the water is still a little cold."
  • Vice President Biden loves to skinny dip, says tell-all book [HORRIFIC MENTAL IMAGES]

    08/01/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1 Aug 14 | Celeste Katz
    It's the Joe Biden you didn’t know — and might not want to see. Secret Service agents dread being assigned to protect the vice president, in part because Biden’s a big fan of skinny dipping, according to a new tell-all book. In “The First Family Detail,” author Ronald Kessler quotes unnamed Secret Service agents dishing about the supposedly “hidden lives” of Presidents and the other important people they protect.
  • The Incredible Shrinking Acceptance Speech [....cloudy, with a strong chance of empty seats]

    09/05/2012 1:00:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5, 2012 | Mark Hemingway
    Charlotte It's been raining every afternoon here during the Democratic convention, but from talking to the locals here, short afternoon showers are pretty common this time of year. One imagines that way back when Democrats booked the 74,000 seat Bank of America stadium for Obama's acceptance speech, someone did the due diligence to inquire what the weather might be like in Charlotte this time of year. The possibility of rain must have been considered. So when the Obama campaign announced today that they were moving the President's acceptance speech from the outdoor stadium to the indoor 20,000 seat Time Warner...
  • 2008 No More: Obama Acceptance Speech Moved to 75% Smaller Venue

    09/05/2012 9:36:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Red State ^ | September 5, 2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    In 2008, standing between artificial columns designed to recall the White House Rose Garden, then-Senator Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president at Denver’s Invesco Field in front of a record crowd of 84,000. It’s clearly not 2008 any more. Bank of America stadium and the 73% smaller Time Warner Cable ArenaA similar-sized venue was chosen for now-President Obama’s acceptance speech this year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where .... Bank of America Stadium seats 73,298. That’s ten thousand less than Invesco, but still a sizable venue — and one which, if enthusiasm were even remotely close to 2008...
  • Warming climate could make us all shrink

    02/24/2012 8:43:35 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 53 replies
    TG Daily ^ | 24 February 2012 | Emma Woollacott
    Researchers have uncovered a direct link between global temperatures and body size, leading them to conclude that future climate change could mean species getting smaller. A team led by scientists from the University of Florida and the University of Nebraska followed the evolution of the earliest horses about 56 million years ago, and found that as temperatures increased, their body size decreased. "Horses started out small, about the size of a small dog like a miniature schnauzer," says Jonathan Bloch, associate curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. "What’s surprising is that after they first appeared,...
  • Study blames global warming for shrinking species ('Natural selection' at work?)

    10/16/2011 11:06:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/16/11 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    From the mighty polar bear to the tiny house sparrow, many of Earth's species appear to be shrinking in size, a new study reports. And the authors think it's probably due to global warming, a little like wool sweaters that shrink when washed in hot water. But other experts say that conclusion goes too far, blaming global warming for what may be natural changes. ... The shrinking victims, according to the study, include cotton, corn, strawberries, bay scallops, shrimp, crayfish, carp, Atlantic salmon, herring, frogs, toads, iguanas, hooded robins, red-billed gulls, California squirrels, lynx and wood rats. Two years ago,...
  • Climate change could shrink chocolate production: report

    10/12/2011 9:07:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/12/11 | Tiffany Hsu
    Scientists say climate change will eventually claim many victims -– including, according to a new report, chocolate. As temperatures increase and weather trends change, the main growing regions for cocoa could shrink drastically, according to new research from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. Ghana and the Ivory Coast –- which produce more than half of the global cocoa supply –- could take a major hit by 2050. Currently, the optimal locations to grow the crop are about 330 feet to 820 feet above sea level, with temperatures of about 72 degrees Fahrenheit to 77 degrees. That range will soar...
  • Geithner: Taxes on ‘Small Business’ Must Rise So Government Doesn’t ‘Shrink’

    06/24/2011 9:42:39 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 72 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 6/23/2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Geithner’s explanation of the administration's small-business tax plan came in an exchange with first-term Rep. Renee Ellmers (R.-N.C.). Ellmers, a nurse, decided to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 after she became active in the grass-roots opposition to President Barack Obama’s proposed health-care reform plan in 2009. “Overwhelmingly, the businesses back home and across the country continue to tell us that regulation, lack of access to capital, taxation, fear of taxation, and just the overwhelming uncertainties that our businesses face is keeping them from hiring,” Ellmers told Geithner. “They just simply cannot.” She then challenged Geithner on...
  • Weiner Staff Heading for the Exits?

    06/12/2011 6:41:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 135 replies
    biggovernment.com ^ | June 12. 2011 | Publius
    BigGovernment has learned from a confidential source on Capitol Hill that, starting tomorrow, Rep. Weiner’s DC staff will depart for other Congressional offices. According to our source, staff from Democrat leadership assembled Rep. Weiner’s staff and offered to assist them finding positions in other offices. Finding positions for everyone in Weiner’s DC office could take a week or two.
  • Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

    06/10/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT · by macquire · 281 replies · 1+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jana Winter
    DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner. Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A FoxNews.com reporter was at the home when the police arrived. The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told FoxNews.com, "I'm...
  • Question:Should Obama Hold A "Weiner-Summit" To Avoid Another Presidential Embarrassment?

    06/09/2011 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Liberals_R_BiPolar_Turkeys · 11 replies
    And why hasn't Obama denounced Anthony Weiner For "Presenting His Little Friend" to strange women on the net? Now that Obama is beyond embarrassed because of the "Small Weiner Incident",what is he going to do? Why not hold a "Weiner-Summit"? Using the same White House Picnic Table,and let's have Obama,Biden,Barney Frank&His Boyfriend "Anthony Weiner" all sit there,munching on Hot-Dogs,Chips,Fries&Soda,and they can all discuss why "It Wouldn't Be Prudent" to expose your smallest body part on the web!
  • NY Rep. Weiner admits he sent lewd pix; won't quit

    06/06/2011 1:56:19 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 264 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 6\6\11 | AP staff
    NEW YORK – New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nuhr) says racy, shirtless pictures that appeared on a website are him and he's apologizing for what he calls making terrible mistakes. During a teary-eyed press conference, he says he won't resign.
  • This post outrage all of you. I don't care. [Idiot blogger says Wiener's confession is a lie]

    06/06/2011 7:29:32 PM PDT · by Minn · 18 replies
    Cannonfire Blog ^ | 6/6/2011 | Joseph Cannon
    Alas, I was (on THIS day, of all days) forced to go out into the world to attend to real life. So I'm playing catch-up here. I didn't hear all of Weiner's confession, but the relevant bits are pretty much inescapable. I'm told that Andrew Breitbart was on the podium speaking at a time when everyone expected to see Weiner. That must have been quite an odd sight! I don't know what Breitbart said, but summary accounts have made it clear that he wanted everyone to know that he was right all along -- even though (as all now admit)...
  • @RepWeiner beats a hasty retweet

    06/01/2011 5:06:35 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    Memorial Day barbecues may be over, but this town is enjoying a Weiner roast of obscene proportions. On the spit: Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York, perhaps the most pugilistic Democrat in the House, who now finds himself in a fight he does not relish. Over the holiday weekend, a waist-down photograph of an aroused man in boxer briefs was sent from Weiner’s official Twitter account to tens of thousands of followers. Weiner had a plausible explanation: His Twitter account was hacked and he didn’t send the photo. That’s where the plausibility ends. Asked by NBC’s Luke Russert whether the...
  • (YouTube) PAUL POTTS SINGS - Congressman Weiner

    05/29/2011 6:50:16 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    dfu via YouTube ^ | 5-29-11 | dfu
    Did Congressman Anthony Weiner really tweet his bulge to a college student? I believe you will enjoy this one. PAUL POTTS SINGS - Congressman Weiner
  • "Robust" US Catholic Growth in 2008

    02/21/2011 10:52:36 AM PST · by Titanites · 60 replies
    Catherine of Siena Institute ^ | Tuesday, 16 February 2010 16:10 | Sherry
    The 2010 Yearbook from the National Council of Church USA is out and the news continues to be good for Catholics. The Catholic Church, the nation's largest at more than 68 million members, reported a slight membership loss in 2009 (for the year 2007) but rebounded . . . with a robust growth of 1.49 percent in 2008. Other groups that posted significant gains were the Mormon Church (Latter Day Saints) which grew 1.71 percent to 5,873,408 members and the Assemblies of God grew 1.27 percent to 2,863,265 members. The big losers: mainline Protestants continue their slide Presbyterian Church (USA),...
  • Postal worker arrested after delivering mail naked

    12/14/2010 12:23:40 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 9+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 14, 2010
    WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin postal carrier says he simply wanted to cheer up a woman on his rounds who seemed "stressed out" when he decided to deliver mail in the buff. But upon further review, the worker told police that delivering mail while completely naked probably wasn't a good idea.
  • Why your toilet paper is shrinking

    11/15/2010 4:20:19 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 106 replies
    Fortune/CNN ^ | 11/9/10 | Beth Kowitt
    Everything shrinks in a recession: GDP, investment portfolios, even the products on store shelves. Consumer goods companies know that customers won't go for price increases during a downturn. Instead they often use a different tactic to offset things such as new competition or the rising cost of raw materials: cutting quantity while maintaining price. Yet it may not be obvious that your ice cream or OJ containers have shrunk. Manufacturers must note new specs on packaging, but the changes don't have to be advertised (ever seen a now smaller! label?).
  • The Incredible Shrinking President

    11/12/2010 10:30:04 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 12, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    Barack Obama's global stature has taken a catastrophic fall, as evidenced by his latest trip overseas. Even the New York Times cannot avert its eyes from the disastrous decline in his (and therefore America's) influence: Obama's economic view is rejected on world stage:
  • ‘One Nation’ Rally: Liberal Media Concludes Size Doesn’t Matter (Beck Rally Crowd Much Bigger!)

    10/03/2010 8:10:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 3, 2010 | Charlie Martin
    Another exclusive Pajamas Media crowd estimate. The widely publicized, heavily subsidized “One Nation” rally was Saturday in Washington, D.C. As has been openly admitted by the organizers, which included the AFL-CIO, the SEIU and Obama’s perpetual campaign organization Organizing for America, this rally was held in the same place and at basically the same time of the day as Glenn Beck’s 8/28 “Restoring Honor” rally, specifically to demonstrate the depth of support for the president’s program. The convention organizers had a number of advantages, perhaps the greatest being that the buses bringing in demonstrators were apparently subsidized by the rally...
  • 4,100 Students Prove ‘Small Is Better’ Rule Wrong

    09/29/2010 5:20:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 27, 2010 | SAM DILLON
    BROCKTON, Mass. — A decade ago, Brockton High School was a case study in failure. Teachers and administrators often voiced the unofficial school motto in hallway chitchat: students have a right to fail if they want. And many of them did — only a quarter of the students passed statewide exams. One in three dropped out. Then Susan Szachowicz and a handful of fellow teachers decided to take action. They persuaded administrators to let them organize a schoolwide campaign that involved reading and writing lessons into every class in all subjects, including gym. Their efforts paid off quickly. In 2001...
  • Advances Offer Path to Shrink Computer Chip

    08/31/2010 12:58:52 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 30, 2010 | JOHN MARKOFF
    Scientists at Rice University and Hewlett-Packard are reporting this week that they can overcome a fundamental barrier to the continued rapid miniaturization of computer memory that has been the basis for the consumer electronics revolution. In recent years the limits of physics and finance faced by chip makers had loomed so large that experts feared a slowdown in the pace of miniaturization that would act like a brake on the ability to pack ever more power into ever smaller devices like laptops, smartphones and digital cameras. But the new announcements, along with competing technologies being pursued by companies like IBM...
  • Climate change 'makes birds shrink' in North America

    03/12/2010 10:55:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,174+ views
    BBC News ^ | 3/12/10 | Matt Walker
    Songbirds in the US are getting smaller, and climate change is suspected as the cause. A study of almost half a million birds, belonging to over 100 species, shows that many are gradually becoming lighter and growing shorter wings. This shrinkage has occurred within just half a century, with the birds thought to be evolving into a smaller size in response to warmer temperatures. However, there is little evidence that the change is harmful to the birds. Details of the discovery are published in the journal Oikos. In biology, there is a general rule of thumb that animals tend to...
  • Carville: Airport scanners can 'measure my penis'

    01/08/2010 10:34:36 AM PST · by mojitojoe · 112 replies · 3,175+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/8/2010 | Christina Wilkie
    The debate over full body security scans just got a lot more graphic, thanks to Democratic political strategist and frequent flyer James Carville. Speaking on The Tony Kornheiser Show Friday, Carville laid out, or unzipped, his vision for airport security. But the consummate talker couldn't help sharing too much information. "Let me buy a [security] pass ... so that they can scan me and and search me and measure my penis, then let me get on the plane," he said.
  • For Jason Alexander, it’s all about shrinkage

    01/07/2010 5:36:50 AM PST · by Gamecock · 17 replies · 1,176+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 7, 2010
    It’s the Winter of George! Chubby “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander plans to drop some pounds this year, so he’s signed on as a spokesguy for Jenny Craig. “It’s like someone’s clubbing me over the head it’s so obvious I should be doing this,” the funnyguy told People. “It was a deadly combination of ‘I’m fat’ and they work,” he said of the program and why he’s committed to it. The former KFC spokesperson says he was drawn to the weight loss program after watching footage of his recent appearances in film and television. “I just got to a point where...
  • The "Real" Economy Is Dying: Q4 "Going to Be a Bloodbath," Whalen Says

    10/05/2009 11:58:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies · 1,717+ views
    yahoo ^ | Oct 05, 2009 01:49pm EDT | Aaron Task
    Stocks rallied to start the week thanks to a better-than-expected ISM services sector report and a Goldman Sachs upgrade of big banks, including Wells Fargo, Comerica and Capital One. But all is not right in either the economy or the banking sector, according to Christopher Whalen, managing director at Institutional Risk Analytics. In fact, Whalen says most observers are drawing the wrong economic conclusions from the stock market's robust rally. "Why is liquidity going into the financial sector? It's because the real economy is dying [and] everyone is fleeing into the stocks and bonds because they're liquid at the moment,"...
  • Police: Naked teen with dog assaults woman

    03/19/2009 12:29:29 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 48 replies · 4,909+ views
    AP via WWMT.com ^ | March 19, 2009
    HART TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Police say a naked 14-year-old boy taking a walk with a large white poodle assaulted a woman in Oceana County.
  • Eating veggies shrinks the brain

    09/14/2008 8:33:27 PM PDT · by null and void · 89 replies · 843+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 14 Sep 2008, 0103 hrs IST | AGENCIES
    MELBOURNE: Scientists have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain-with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage. Vegans and vegetarians are the most likely to be deficient because the best sources of the vitamin are meat, particularly liver, milk and fish. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anaemia and inflammation of the nervous system. Yeast extracts are one of the few vegetarian foods which provide good levels of the vitamin. The link was discovered by Oxford University scientists who used memory tests, physical checks and brain scans to examine 107 people...
  • Senate Majority Leader Cites Another Unforeseen Consequence of Iraq War

    04/28/2008 4:19:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies · 78+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 27 April 2008 | John Semmens
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) professes that “the consequences of America’s over commitment in Iraq are far broader and more insidious than Republicans will admit.” As a case in point, Reid cited the recent riots in the Congo. “While our resources have been sapped fighting a foolish war we didn’t need to start, greater evils are being perpetrated around the globe,” Reid said. “In the Congo, the forces of darkness have conspired to shrivel the penises of countless innocent men.” A wave of panic and attempted lynchings led police in Congo to arrest 13 suspected sorcerers for using black...
  • Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital

    04/22/2008 8:23:11 PM PDT · by LonghornFreeper · 104 replies · 240+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 22, 2008 | Joe Bavier
    KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft. Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur. Rumours of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling capital of some 8 million inhabitants. They quickly dominated radio call-in shows, with listeners advised to beware of...
  • Congratulations Rockin Right & Hoodlum91

    09/02/2007 7:24:48 PM PDT · by Shyla · 90 replies · 1,393+ views
    Congrats your marriage September 1 !!!!!!
  • Hundreds Pose Nude on Swiss Glacier [Global Warming "awareness"]

    08/18/2007 6:26:28 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 52 replies · 3,248+ views
    Hundreds of naked people formed a "living sculpture" on Switzerland's Aletsch glacier Saturday, hoping to raise awareness about climate change. The photo shoot by Spencer Tunick, the New York artist famous for his pictures of nude gatherings in public settings worldwide, was designed to draw attention to the effects of global warming on Switzerland's shrinking glaciers. "The melting of the glaciers is an indisputable sign of global climate change," said the environmental group Greenpeace, which co-organized the event...
  • 'Seinfeld' Actor Stars In Anti-GOP Video (Even the Left hates it)

    08/13/2007 6:40:41 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 104 replies · 6,043+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 3 Aug 07 | Nikki Finke
    Borrowing from Harry Potter, this video parody titled "Rovemort And The Sorcerer's Stonewall" and starring Jason Alexander was released today by the Campaign For America's Future. I wish I could say it was clever or fun, but it's so heavy-handed about Rush Limbaugh, Brit Hume, Trent Lott, Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Dubya that even a liberal like me finds it off-putting. (Surely Hollywood can help progressives put together more subtle and arresting footage than this!) The video is part of a national campaign to "expose the right's strategy of obstructing reform while attacking the 'do-nothing [Democrat-controlled]...
  • Naked photo shoot to draw attention to glacial shrinkage

    07/19/2007 2:04:32 PM PDT · by grjr21 · 22 replies · 846+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/19/2007 | AP
    <p>ZURICH, Switzerland (AP)-- Wanted: volunteers willing to take their clothes off and have their picture taken on a freezing cold Alpine glacier. The appeal by New York artist Spencer Tunick, famous for taking pictures of thousands of naked people in public settings worldwide, is intended for a photo shoot to highlight the effects of climate change on Switzerland's shrinking glaciers, environmental group Greenpeace said on its Web site Wednesday. Greenpeace said if global warming continues at its current pace, most Swiss glaciers will disappear by 2080. The photo shoot, which follows Tunick's previous shoots in London, Mexico City and Amsterdam, will take place in August at an undisclosed location in Switzerland. Prospective candidates from further afield will have to start making travel arrangements now. "We aim to make this a climate friendly event, so please come by public transport and don't fly," Greenpeace said.</p>
  • Rebuilding Military Requires Sacrifices But Can Be Done, Experts Say

    06/28/2007 9:57:10 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 11 replies · 387+ views
    CNS News ^ | June 27, 2007 | Monisha Bansal
    Rebuilding Military Requires Sacrifices But Can Be Done, Experts Say By Monisha Bansal CNSNews.com Staff Writer June 27, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - Asserting that the U.S. military is "stretched thin," policy experts debated Tuesday whether the country can afford to rebuild the military to necessary levels and how it should be done. "We should spend whatever it takes to make sure we're secure, but by doing it in a very candid way," Robert Hormats, vice chairman of Goldman Sachs International, said at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. "Funding the military in the next decade is going to be very...
  • Chicago shutters Quigley, one of nation's last Catholic seminaries

    06/03/2007 8:07:36 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies · 292+ views
    Beacon News ^ | June 3, 2007 | Don Babwin
    CHICAGO -- For more than a century, Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary has quietly prepared teenage boys for the priesthood, largely unchanged as the city transformed around it from gritty industrial center to gleaming modern metropolis. But another kind of change finally caught up with Quigley. The 102-year-old seminary -- housed in a Gothic-style building that looks like it belongs on a square in Europe instead of in a tony Chicago shopping district -- will close its doors for good in two weeks because of a shrinking student body that has seen just one graduate ordained in the last 17 years....
  • The Incredible Shrinking Catholic Church

    05/27/2007 7:17:23 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 135 replies · 2,502+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | May 2003 | Kenneth C. Jones
    The numbers tell the story. Time magazine wanted to talk theology with Mel Gibson recently on the set of The Passion, his new movie depicting the last hours of Christ. Asked what he thought about the effects of the Second Vatican Council on the Catholic Church, the Braveheart of Catholic traditionalists said, "Look at the main fruits: dwindling numbers and pedophilia." Gibson's post Vatican II ergo propter Vatican II argument would be enough to drive any high school logic teacher crazy. Is the Council responsible for all the Church's ills, including the priestly sex-abuse crisis, that have arisen since the...
  • House Committee Hearing on 'Warming of the Planet' Canceled Because of Snow/Ice Storm

    02/13/2007 4:30:48 PM PST · by Arcy · 133 replies · 5,676+ views
    Drudge ^ | Feb 13 2007
    House Committee Hearing on 'Warming of the Planet' Canceled Because of Snow/Ice Storm
  • Massive Snow Fall Causes City to Shrink(Anchorage,AK Global Warming Alert!LOL)

    01/25/2007 8:18:14 AM PST · by kellynla · 44 replies · 1,520+ views
    KTUU-TV.com ^ | Jan. 24, 2007 | Rebecca Palsha
    Anchorage, Alaska - Anchorage has been hit with more than 74 inches of snow this season, and according to the city, it's reaching a crisis level, with snow removal on the streets becoming a big problem. The roads are looking smaller these days around town, as two-lane roads are quickly becoming one. The city can plow the roads, but where it can remove the snow to another location is a problem. It is a long, tiring day for Joyce Elliston. "I've lived in Alaska since 1967 and I don't remember ever having this much snow before," Elliston said. It's everywhere,...
  • California's population increase slows, despite immigration, births

    12/22/2006 6:28:34 PM PST · by SierraWasp · 27 replies · 883+ views
    Sacramento BEE ^ | 12/21/06 | Clea Benson
    Other states siphon growth California's population increase slows, despite immigration, births.By Clea Benson - Bee Capitol Bureau Published 12:00 am PST Thursday, December 21, 2006 California continues to lose residents to other states, one factor driving a slowing population growth rate, the state Department of Finance reported Wednesday. Overall, the state gained a net 462,000 residents in the fiscal year that ended June 30, bringing the total population to 37.4 million. California lost a net of about 67,000 people to other states, the report said, but gained about 213,000 foreign immigrants. Those people, combined with hundreds of thousands of babies...
  • "Kramer's" Racist Tirade -- Caught on Tape

    11/20/2006 7:03:27 AM PST · by torchthemummy · 609 replies · 21,204+ views
    TMZ ^ | 11/20/06 | TMZ Staff
    Michael Richards exploded in anger as he performed at a famous L.A. comedy club last Friday, hurling racial epithets that left the crowd gasping, and TMZ has obtained exclusive video of the ugly incident.
  • SAVAGE NATION! Thursday, August 24, 2006

    08/24/2006 2:49:20 PM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 263 replies · 2,055+ views
    WARNING....PSYCHOLOGICAL NUDITY....ADULT LANGUAGE!! The naked TRUTH delivered to INDEPENDENT MINDED, MATURE listeners by the most exciting talkshow host in the country!!
  • Study: Polar Bear Genitals are Shrinking

    08/24/2006 8:20:22 AM PDT · by llevrok · 27 replies · 355+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/23/06 | Charles Q. Choi
    The icecap may not be the only thing shrinking in the Arctic. The genitals of polar bears in east Greenland are apparently dwindling in size due to industrial pollutants. Scientists report this shrinkage could, in the worst case scenario, endanger polar bears there and elsewhere by spoiling their love lives and causing their numbers to peter out. In fact, all marine mammals could get affected by these pollutants, "especially the Arctic fox, killer whale and pilot whales," wildlife veterinarian and toxicologist Christian Sonne at the National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark in Roskilde told LiveScience. These animals bodies also carry...
  • Study: Polar Bear Genitals are Shrinking (Bush's Fault)

    08/24/2006 6:57:50 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 87 replies · 1,736+ views
    Live Science ^ | Aug 23, 2006 | Charles Q. Choi
    The icecap may not be the only thing shrinking in the Arctic. The genitals of polar bears in east Greenland are apparently dwindling in size due to industrial pollutants. Scientists report this shrinkage could, in the worst case scenario, endanger polar bears there and elsewhere by spoiling their love lives and causing their numbers to peter out. In fact, all marine mammals could get affected by these pollutants, "especially the Arctic fox, killer whale and pilot whales," wildlife veterinarian and toxicologist Christian Sonne at the National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark in Roskilde told LiveScience. These animals bodies also carry...
  • Senator Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Bust To Be Unveiled at the Museum of Sex

    07/26/2006 10:26:09 AM PDT · by dangus · 324 replies · 10,398+ views
    National Review ^ | July 26, 2006 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    (If you're thinking what you're thinking is just a joke; you might be horrified to know that any play on words in the original title is intentional.) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- New York, NY- July, 26 2006—- A presidential bust of Hillary Clinton is set to be unveiled at the Museum of Sex on August 9, 2006 at 10 am. Accentuating her sexual power and bolstered by the presidential seal, The Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: The First Woman President of the United States of America will be officially open for public viewing on August 9 for a limited six...
  • Man kills self over genital size

    04/26/2006 11:46:31 PM PDT · by M203M4 · 81 replies · 2,040+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | Singapore, April 20, 2006 | AFP
    An 18-year-old Singaporean student committed suicide last month because he was convinced his penis was too small, a report said on Wednesday. State Coroner Tan Boon Heng said the case highlighted the importance of sex education in schools and recommended the details be forwarded to the education ministry, the Straits Times reported. The teenager, who was not named, jumped from a building on March 3. A suicide note explained why, an investigation to determine the cause of death said. "He said it was not due to the stress of his examination, but it was more about his physical development... He...
  • Ice swimmer plans new world record dip

    12/02/2005 8:06:05 AM PST · by Millee · 21 replies · 408+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/2/05 | Staff
    Sporting just a swimsuit, a swimming cap and goggles, Lewis Pugh plots to conquer the icy Antarctic waters.The solicitor braved the Arctic Ocean in August and now plans three long distance swims in the Antarctic, the first to accomplish such a feat in both of the world's coldest seas. "Its the last boundary of polar exploration," Pugh, 35, told Reuters as he prepared to leap into a small plastic pool as helpers shovel in mounds of fresh ice. "The classical era of walking to the South Pole is over and now what we are doing is testing the boundaries of...
  • A Shrinking New Orleans

    10/26/2005 7:05:32 AM PDT · by robowombat · 74 replies · 1,785+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2005 | Ceci Connolly and Manuel Roig-Franzia
    A Shrinking New Orleans Mayor Says Infrastructure Can't Support Previous Population By Ceci Connolly and Manuel Roig-Franzia Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, October 26, 2005; A02 NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 25 -- Mayor C. Ray Nagin, who has vowed to resurrect his crippled city, conceded Tuesday that New Orleans will shrink to nearly half its pre-hurricane population and will have to make do with one-third of its previous budget. With as many as 250,000 homes uninhabitable and some neighborhoods still lacking basic services, Nagin estimated the city's shattered infrastructure could support 250,000 to 300,000 residents over the next year, compared with...
  • Seinfeld Liberals

    06/27/2005 7:58:15 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 209 replies · 5,039+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/26/05 | Ed Lasky
    Seinfeld was a television marvel. Perhaps the most successful situation comedy series of all time, it ran from 1989 to 1998, and has become an omnipresent aspect of our lives as it continually runs in syndication and lives on in best-selling DVD box sets, making fortunes in the hundred millions for both of its co-creators. But there is yet another facet of Seinfeld at which we can marvel: the cast of characters on the show weirdly foreshadowed the rise to prominence of a large component of the dominant urban liberal wing of the Democratic Party. With a nod to Brian...
  • VANITY--Laundry Question

    06/23/2005 6:19:03 AM PDT · by grellis · 45 replies · 643+ views
    me | June 23 2005 | grellis
    Just a simple question for my FReepin' frineds: What is the best way to intentionally shrink 100% cotton? I was given two summer dresses for my birthday, both of which are about 1/2 size too large. They are 100% cotton with a pretty tight weave--almost denim to the touch. The directions say to wash cold, tumble dry warm. Help!