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  • Mitt Romney image-makers split on strategy (insider dirt dump)

    04/03/2012 3:43:38 PM PDT · by JediJones · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/3/2012 | Mike Allen
    “In the absence of a candidate who has any poetry — who has any ability to connect on an emotional level — how do you create a bond?” Romney’s agenda, the adviser said, is “warmed-over oatmeal” and needs to be bolder. “If you’re a super-charismatic candidate like George W. Bush or John McCain...They had other, more emotional-level, values-level ways to connect with voters. This guy just doesn’t have it. He has all the warmth of a Wall Street CEO.” ...the more they put on a facade, the more people pick up on it.” "...Mitt Romney is still a big question...
  • Portland woman says Al Gore groped her in hotel room

    06/23/2010 11:38:15 PM PDT · by GVnana · 111 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 6/23/2010
    A Portland massage therapist gave local police a detailed statement last year alleging that former Vice President Al Gore groped her, kissed her and made unwanted sexual advances during a late-night massage session in October 2006 in a suite at the upscale Hotel Lucia. The woman told investigators that she informed two friends and kept the clothes she wore that night, including her black pants with stains on them. But Portland police didn't contact any of the woman's friends, obtain the potential evidence or interview anyone at the hotel, records show. "The case was not investigated any further because detectives...
  • Tough yet stiff deer antler is materials scientist's dream

    11/27/2009 5:11:11 PM PST · by decimon · 16 replies · 966+ views
    The Company of Biologists ^ | Nov 27, 2009 | Unknown
    Prized for their impressive antlers, red deer have been caught in the hunters' sights for generations. But a deer's antlers are much more than decorative. They are lethal weapons that stags crash together when duelling. John Currey, from The University of York, UK, has been intrigued by the mechanical properties of bone for over half a century and has become fascinated by the mechanical properties of antler through a long-standing collaboration with Tomas Landete-Castillejos at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. 'Antlers look as if they are dry,' says Currey, 'but no one knew if they really are dry when used...
  • New Video Appears to Show Body of Saddam After Hanging

    01/08/2007 2:00:19 PM PST · by stm · 102 replies · 11,938+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 08, 2007 | Fox News
    NEW YORK — A new and graphic video appearing to show the body of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein after he was hanged surfaced Monday on the Web.
  • Detroit Man With Mannequin Fetish Arrested Again

    10/20/2006 1:01:29 PM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 69 replies · 838+ views
    AP/wcco.com ^ | Oct 20, 2006 12:14 pm US/Central
    (AP) FERNDALE, Mich. A Detroit man with a history of smashing store windows to grab female mannequins has been accused of indulging his fetish again. Ronald A. Dotson, 39, was arrested and jailed Oct. 9 after breaking a window at a cleaning-supply company to get at a mannequin in a black and white French maid's uniform, police said. A judge Thursday ordered him to undergo a psychiatric examination to determine whether he is competent to stand trial on charges of attempted breaking and entering. "Mr. Dotson went to prison and they haven't helped him," said his lawyer, Edward Cohn. "He...
  • SHAC Stiff Sentencing Is a Victory for Medical Research

    09/13/2006 12:01:35 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 612+ views
    http://www.christiannewswire.com ^ | 9 12 06 | George Goodno
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Foundation for Biomedical Research today applauds the stiff sentencing imposed against three members of a radical animal-rights activist group, known as SHAC USA. Federal District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson delivered the sentencing against the group and three of its six members – who were convicted last March on all charged counts for their roles in a campaign to terrorize an animal research company and its employees. Judge Thompson stopped short of delivering the maximum punishment available, though she did sentence the SHAC entity to five years of probation plus restitution and assessments...
  • Stop Erecting of Statue of Genocide Leader Ataturk in Rome!

    12/11/2005 7:33:28 PM PST · by eleni121 · 112 replies · 1,929+ views
    Action Commitees of Armenia and Greece ^ | December 11, 2005 | International Armenian Network
    Please click the following link and send an email to the Mayor of Rome protesting the erection of a mass murderer Mustafa kemal Ataturk. http://www.ian.cc/acciones.php
  • Peruvian state Web site posts ad seeking cadaver

    07/22/2005 7:28:00 AM PDT · by Cowman · 5 replies · 297+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu Jul 21, 7:01 PM ET
    Peruvian state Web site posts ad seeking cadaver Thu Jul 21, 7:01 PM ET LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Wanted by Friday: Female corpse, price $640. A Peruvian state university has posted an advertisement on a government Web site offering 2,070 soles (363 pounds) for a corpse for its medical students to practice on, despite the fact that buying and selling cadavers is illegal. The macabre want ad was posted on the site of the Center for the Promotion of Small and Micro Businesses (www.prompyme.gob.pe), where state institutions are required to publish tenders for supplies to ensure transparency. The National University...
  • Defeated Kerry sits in cold

    01/20/2005 4:09:28 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 112 replies · 4,770+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 21 January 2005 | Thomas Ferraro
    US Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who had hoped to replace George W. Bush as president yesterday, instead sat in the cold and clapped as the Republican began a second four-year term. Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin patted Senator Kerry on the back shortly before the inauguration Senator Kerry had hoped would be his. As Mr Bush delivered his inaugural address, Senator Kerry, about 10m away on the steps of the US Capitol, joined other lawmakers and the crowd in repeated applause. Senator Kerry looked relaxed, at times wistful. He frequently smiled, able to hide any disappointment over what...
  • 2004 Presidential Debate Drinking Game

    09/30/2004 1:07:29 PM PDT · by Califelephant · 55 replies · 2,374+ views
    Slate ^ | Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003 | June Thomas
    Slate's Democratic Debate Drinking Game Get drunk on political discourse! By June Thomas Posted Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at 10:08 AM PT This Thursday evening, the nine remaining candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination will meet in Phoenix for the fourth debate of the year. If these events have started to blend together, why not grab a bottle or two of your favorite tipple and bring on the blurriness by playing Slate's debate drinking game. Cheers! Take one drink if: A candidate mentions an ordinary American by name A candidate mentions Bill Clinton A candidate mentions John Ashcroft A candidate...
  • Arafat dead? (third-hand report)

    10/08/2003 1:30:52 PM PDT · by diamondjoe · 218 replies · 403+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 10/8/2003 | staff
    Guysen Israel News is running an unconfirmed report that Yasser Arafat has kicked the bucket!
  • A Stiff Handshake, A Tense Smile But No Invitation To The Texas Ranch For Chirac

    06/01/2003 7:42:05 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 258+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6-2-2003 | Michael White
    A stiff handshake, a tense smile but no invitation to the Texas ranch for Chirac Bush gets a helping hand from Old Europe Michael White Monday June 2, 2003 The Guardian (UK) George Bush and Jacques Chirac, current holders of the two most powerful executive presidencies in the world, finally managed to shake hands yesterday after their war of words over the conflict in Iraq. They hadn't quite managed it at the junket which the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, organised to mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of St Petersburg. Mr Chirac had to leave early to host his...
  • Live Video Capture Shows Saddam Present at Last Iraqi News Briefing! *FR Exclusive*

    04/03/2003 8:18:16 AM PST · by Registered · 62 replies · 362+ views
    Registered ^ | 04.03.03 | Registered
  • LOOKING BACK AT HILLARY

    02/01/2003 10:22:11 AM PST · by forest · 28 replies · 802+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #300 ^ | 2-2-03 | Doug Fiedor
    Some in the ultraliberal national media have been labeling her as politically moderate. Our question is: Moderate as per whom, Karl Marx? Hillary's voting record is so consistently liberal that the National Taxpayers Union -- whose voting indexes are based on some 200 roll-call votes -- gave her a 3% score for 2001. Fact is, that's the sorriest score NTU has given a freshman senator since 1977. Her voting record was not any better for 2002, either. Worse, like Slick Willie, Hillary's history reeks with wrongdoing. The well reported untimely demise of two of Hillary's friends, Webster Hubbell and Vince...
  • Zot

    12/12/2002 6:19:24 AM PST · by I luv bush really · 50 replies · 528+ views
  • Man's Roommate Is Dead Dad

    07/20/2002 7:07:49 PM PDT · by vannrox · 25 replies · 416+ views
    Lycos News ^ | Monday, July 15, 2002 11:38 a.m. EDT | Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German man lived in an apartment with his dead father for at least a year to avoid eviction, police said Monday. The father was skeletal, just skin and bones, completely dried up, said Petra Volk, spokeswoman for Wiesbaden police. Firemen found the decomposed body sitting on the couch after neighbors reported a smell of burning. The unemployed son, 42, had not notified authorities of the death because he feared he would be kicked out of the apartment, which was rented in his father's name, police said. The son appears to be alcoholic although he was...
  • Gore plans strategy retreat with contributors, former staffers

    06/14/2002 7:01:30 PM PDT · by Rocko · 9 replies · 209+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6-14-02 | WILL LESTER
    Will the tree run again?