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  • Opossum miraculously survives after being shot in the head and torso with crossbow arrows

    01/23/2016 7:43:51 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 55 replies
    DailyMail Online ^ | January 23, 2016 | KellyMcLaughlin
    An opossum was found in California on Friday after being shot in the head and torso with what appeared to be crossbow arrows. Riverside County Department of Animal Services were amazed by the opossum's survival after it was found trying to remove the arrows near an intersection in the city's La Sierra neighborhood. [snip] The opossum survived the surgery and is now recovering at the animal hospital. [snip] The city's department of animal services has began an animal cruelty investigation into the incident.
  • Planned Parenthood Survives Abortion in Senate

    08/03/2015 6:40:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    Planned Parenthood survived a procedural vote Monday in the U.S. Senate on a bill to defund the organization, after a series of undercover videos emerged to suggest that the organization may have been willing to sell fetal organs from late-term abortions to tissue companies. The vote for cloture was 53-46, meaning that it fell well shy of the 60 votes needed to end debate and proceed to a vote. The vote was largely along partisan lines, with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) 28% crossing over to vote with Democrats, and Sens. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) 7% and Joe Manchin (D-WV) voting...
  • Man survives 60 hours at bottom of Atlantic, rescued after finding air pocket [w/-video]

    12/05/2013 6:14:20 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 36 replies
    FOX News Network ^ | December 04, 2013 | Associated Press
    GOS, Nigeria – Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. The other 11 seaman aboard the Jascon 4 died... It was a shock for the diver while he was down there looking for bodies, and we (in the control room) shot back when the hand grabbed him on the screen." Okene kept faith with the psalm he recited, that promises to "give thanks in your name, Lord," at a...
  • ‘Stand your ground law’ survives Florida House vote

    11/08/2013 6:02:04 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | 11-8-2013 | Fox News via AP
    A panel of Florida legislators on Thursday easily defeated an effort to repeal the state's controversial "stand your ground law" Thursday following hours of passionate testimony. The vote by a committee of the Republican-controlled House, which seemed unlikely just a few months ago, comes after the trial of George Zimmerman renewed scrutiny of the self-defense law that was first passed in 2005. Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin after claiming self-defense. While "stand your ground" was not directly mentioned in the trial, the law was included in the jury instructions and sparked a monthlong...
  • Mo. golfer survives mid-round Illinois sinkhole

    03/12/2013 9:47:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 3/12/13 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) — When it comes to dealing with this divot, score one for golfer Mark Mihal. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( ) reports that the mortgage broker from Creve Coeur, Mo., is recovering after a sinkhole opened up beneath him Friday on the fairway at the 14th hole of a southwestern Illinois golf course. The pit that swallowed him was 18 feet deep and 10 feet wide.
  • Marine shot 3 times in robbery survives by by plugging bullet holes with his fingers (Hoorah!)

    12/28/2011 10:41:30 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 10 replies
    UK Mail Online ^ | December 28, 2011 | Paul Thompson and Mark Duell
    A U.S. Marine officer has told the incredible story of how he survived a street robbery by plugging bullet holes in his body with his fingers. Lieutenant Colonel Karl Trenker, 29, of Miramar, Florida, was shot three times as he confronted two men who had stolen a gold chain from him. He said he used his battlefield training from Afghanistan and Iraq to stem blood from chest wounds by shoving his finger into the gaping wound.
  • How ACORN survives and thrives

    10/25/2010 11:58:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/25/10 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama administration is stonewalling efforts on two fronts to investigate the still-operating ACORN and uncover what aid administration officials offered the radical advocacy group infamous for its thug tactics and election fraud. The Obama administration is sitting on Capital Research Center's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that seeks correspondence between Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and ACORN. HUD rules state that FOIA requests must be answered within 45 days, but at this writing our request has
  • SF Man Survives After Being Shot 16 Times (33-year-old gang member, had bulletproof vest on)

    07/31/2010 7:21:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 12+ views
    CBS 5 ^ | 7/31/10 | CBS 5
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - A 33-year-old man is suffering life-threatening injuries after he was shot 16 times early Saturday morning, a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department said. Police responded to the 300 block of Ellis Street at around 3:15 a.m. and found that the victim was wearing a bulletproof vest, officer Samson Chan said. But the victim was shot at least once in the face, and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, Chan said.

    06/07/2010 8:24:46 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies · 16+ views
    By Ginger Geoffery Story Published: Jun 7, 2010 at 6:56 PM EDT Story Updated: Jun 7, 2010 at 9:16 PM EDT TOWN OF BOSTON, NY ( WKBW ) She survived Hurricane Katrina and a pit bull attack, and now her tale of perseverance is inspiring others. Her name is Molly and she's a pony with a prosthetic leg. Molly is just one of the many animals and people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. Molly was rescued, but shortly after she was adopted into a new home a pit bull attacked her, leaving one of Molly's front legs so badly injured...
  • Boy Survives Falling Off Balcony After Bouncing Off Palm Trees

    06/06/2010 12:12:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 457+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 06, 2010 | Paul Thompson
    Boy Survives Falling Off Balcony After Bouncing Off Palm Trees A four-year-old boy had a lucky escape after falling from a 17th floor hotel balcony only to bounce off palm trees and land with minor injuries. By Paul Thompson 06 Jun 2010 Rescuers found Joey Williams still alive after he bounced off a cluster of palm trees and landed on a dirt surface near the hotel's swimming pool. Apart from surviving the 80ft fall he somehow managed to land between two pipes jutting up from the ground. Less than four hours after the fall at his hotel in Miami, Florida,...
  • Gust-blown pup survives 5-floor fall

    05/16/2010 5:54:39 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 5 replies · 632+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2010 | JESSICA SIMEONE and JAMES FANELLI
    <p>A mild-mannered Manhattan pooch turned into a flying furball when a gust blew him up, up and away off his owner's 11th-floor terrace in TriBeCa and sent him five stories down and 30 feet east to a rooftop.</p> <p>Alfie, a 4-year-old, 10-pound silky terrier, miraculously walked away from the flight with just a few bruises and scratches and a cut lip.</p>
  • Baby Boy Survives For Nearly Two Days After Abortion

    04/28/2010 12:55:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 874+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 28, 2010 | Simon Caldwell
    Baby Boy Survives For Nearly Two Days After Abortion A baby boy abandoned by doctors to die after a botched abortion was found alive nearly two days later. By Simon Caldwell 28 Apr 2010 The 22-week infant later died in intensive care at a hospital in the mother's home town of Rossano in southern Italy. The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled. However the infant survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday in the Rossano Calabria hospital, and was left by doctors to die. He was...
  • Baby Survives Two Days After Abortion

    04/28/2010 12:23:07 PM PDT · by marcbold · 11 replies · 455+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 4-28-10 | Matt Archbold
    Left for dead. That's the only accurate way to describe the fate of the baby who survived a botched abortion in Italy only to be abandoned until being discovered by a priest the following day. The UK Telegraph reports: A baby boy abandoned by doctors to die after a botched abortion was found alive nearly two days later. The 22-week infant later died in intensive care at a hospital in the mother's home town of Rossano in southern Italy. The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled....
  • Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion

    04/28/2010 9:08:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 1,115+ views
    Telegraph ^ | April 27, 2010 | Simon Caldwell
    The 22-week infant later died in intensive care at a hospital in the mother's home town of Rossano in southern Italy. The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled. However the infant survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday in the Rossano Calabria hospital, and was left by doctors to die. He was discovered alive the following day – some 20 hours after the operation – by Father Antonio Martello, the hospital chaplain, who had gone to pray beside his body. He found that the baby, wrapped...
  • World's oldest plant is 13,000-year-old oak that survives by cloning itself.

    12/23/2009 7:12:57 AM PST · by granite · 46 replies · 2,045+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 1:21 PM on 23rd December 2009 | By Claire Bates
    A plant that started life during the last Ice Age is still going strong in the arid scrublands of California, scientists revealed today. Researchers believe the Jurupa Oak has been around for 13,000 years, making it the oldest living plant in the world. The oak is made up of a community of cloned bushes and scientists believe it has managed to survive the extreme effects of climate change by regenerating.
  • Draft text at UN climate talks survives first outing (wait 'til they get to the 'nitty-gritty')

    06/01/2009 8:44:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 243+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/09 | Richard Ingham
    PARIS (AFP) – The draft of a negotiating text for a new pact on climate change survived its first hearing at UN talks on Monday, providing a boost on a road still strewn with many obstacles, delegates and officials said. Despite criticism from the United States and others, the document was "basically welcomed as a good starting point for the negotiations," said Michael Zammit Cutajar, who framed the text. The June 1-12 meeting in Bonn gathers a 192-country forum tasked with steering the world to a new treaty that will whip the threat from global warming. If all goes well,...
  • Pennsylvania man survives 500-foot fall into strip mine

    04/27/2008 3:24:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 380+ views
    AP ^ | 4/26/08 | Michael Rubinkam
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man survived a 500-foot fall into a strip mine Friday, astounding rescuers who spent hours on a risky descent into the abyss to bring him back out. Police said Nathan Bowman was trespassing on coal company property around 1 a.m. Friday when he slipped and fell into the Springdale Pit, an inactive mine about 700 feet deep, 3,000 feet long and 1,500 feet wide. Bowman tumbled down a jagged slope and then free-fell several hundred feet, his descent broken by a rock ledge not far from the bottom of the pit, said Coaldale Police Chief...
  • Immigration deal survives GOP threat (barring felons amendment fails, rival amendment passes 66-32)

    06/06/2007 10:12:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 242 replies · 6,288+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/07 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON - A bipartisan immigration bill narrowly survived a potentially fatal challenge on Wednesday when the Senate turned back a Republican bid to limit the illegal immigrants who could gain lawful status. The close vote on a proposal by Sen. John Cornyn (news, bio, voting record), R-Texas, to bar felons — including those court-ordered to be deported — from legalization reflected the delicate position of the contentious immigration bill, which remains under threat from the right and the left. The vote was 51-46 against the amendment. Democrats succeeded in sucking support from Cornyn's proposal by winning adoption of a rival...
  • Immigration deal survives early test (provision for up to 600K a year foreign workers kept in)

    05/22/2007 3:41:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,311+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/22/07 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate turned back an early attack on the broad immigration overhaul Tuesday, keeping alive a temporary worker provision that could bring in as many as 600,000 foreign laborers each year. Senators voted 64-31 to reject a proposal offered by Sen. Byron Dorgan (news, bio, voting record), D-N.D., and supported by some labor unions to delete the program, which is one of the measure's key elements. The vote was the first big test for the improbable coalition that wrote the measure and is struggling to keep the fragile deal from unraveling under pressure from across the political spectrum....
  • Woman survives &#8216;internal decapitation&#8217; [Skull separated from her spine in car crash]

    05/17/2007 10:09:57 AM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 786+ views
    msnbc ^ | 5-17-2007 | Staff Writer
    DENVER - Even her surgeon calls her a miracle. Shannon Malloy was critically injured Jan. 25 when a car crash slammed her into the dashboard. Her skull separated from her spine, although her skin, spinal cord and other internal organs remained intact. The rare condition is known as clinically as internal decapitation, and it left her with no control over her head.