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  • Gerald Celente: Politics is showbiz for ugly people

    08/26/2014 6:05:26 PM PDT · by GilGil · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/20/2014 | Gerald Celente
    What is driving the mad march toward World War III? Gerald Celente and Rick discuss the question.
  • Are Valve And AMD About To Ruin PC Gaming?

    10/14/2013 11:22:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies
    HardOCP ^ | Monday October 14, 2013 | Posted by Steve 10:55 AM (DST
    The Tech Report crew seems to think that SteamOS and Mantle could ruin PC gaming. I'm not sure how they came to that conclusion but I'm sure you guys will have plenty to say on the topic. Now, all of a sudden, next year's gaming landscape looks to be shaping up very differently. Instead of three major platforms based on a common hardware architecture, game developers will face two monolithic platforms and a fragmented one—the PC—that will have two starkly different operating systems and three different APIs—Direct3D, OpenGL, and Mantle.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "One, Two, Three"(1961)

    07/28/2013 11:56:09 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1961 | Billy Wilder
  • #ObamacareinThreeWords Twitter Brawl!

    07/02/2013 7:47:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/2/13 | Tweets
    Well, Daryll Issa has gone and done it. Threw down the "Twitter" gauntlet and the White House is duking it out with all the Twitter posters. Gosh, it really doesn't get much better than this. Some of the fun: #ObamacareinThreeWords No Thank You Shovel ready healthcare Government's Failed Schemes Affordable is expensive HELP WANTED: Doctors Care isn't Paramount Impeach The Idiot Left Wing Terrorism Grab Your Cankles hello death panels less Doctors available 29 hour workweek no more overtime And the White House responds!!! The White House ‏@whitehouse 22 May It's. The. Law. So. Was. Slavery. RT @whitehouse: It's. The....
  • North Korea fires three short-range missiles

    05/18/2013 2:29:47 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 18, 2013
    (Reuters) - North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea's Defense Ministry said, but the purpose of the launches was unknown. Launches by the North of short-term missiles are not uncommon, but the ministry would not speculate whether these latest launches were part of a test or training exercise. "North Korea fired short-range guided missiles twice in the morning and once in the afternoon off its east coast," an official at the South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman's office said by telephone.
  • Berry, DeJesus found alive, police source confirms (Girls had been missing for 10 years)

    05/06/2013 5:08:19 PM PDT · by chrisser · 67 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Long-missing Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus have been found alive, a police source confirms. WOIO Channel 19 had reported that a woman claiming to be Berry called police Monday afternoon and told a dispatcher that she was in a house on Seymour Avenue on the city's West Side. The woman said DeJesus was with her. "We've confirmed it's them," a detective said. "They are alive and safe." Berry, now 27, and DeJesus, 23, were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. The FBI and police will interview the women when they are discharged, the detective said. Police arrested the...
  • Physicists Discover a Whopping 13 New Solutions to Three-Body Problem

    03/09/2013 9:25:20 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    Science Now ^ | 3/8/13 | Jon Cartwright
    It's the sort of abstract puzzle that keeps a scientist awake at night: Can you predict how three objects will orbit each other in a repeating pattern? In the 300 years since this "three-body problem" was first recognized, just three families of solutions have been found. Now, two physicists have discovered 13 new families. It's quite a feat in mathematical physics, and it could conceivably help astrophysicists understand new planetary systems. The trove of new solutions has researchers jazzed. "I love these things," says Robert Vanderbei a mathematician at Princeton University who was not involved in the work. He says...
  • Vanity: Attention Nebraska Voters: Vote "NO" on Amendment 3 (keep term limits to 2 terms)

    10/13/2012 3:15:55 PM PDT · by Kolath · 1 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 10/13/2012 | Kolath
    Proposed Amendment No. 3 (Nebraska) A vote FOR this constitutional amendment would change the number of terms a member of the Legislature may serve from two consecutive four year terms to three consecutive four year terms. A vote AGAINST this constitutional amendment would retain two consecutive four year terms as the number of terms a member of the Legislature may serve. A constitutional amendment to change the limit on legislative terms to three consecutive terms. The public voted for two terms and they have spoken!!! Some wish to circumvent the will of the people.
  • Three interesting pictures on Drudge (Vanity)

    10/14/2011 2:41:33 PM PDT · by Baynative · 37 replies
    Baynative ^ | 10/14/11 | Baynaative
    This is just an interesting observation I made when I turned on my computer at 2:35 PST 10/14/11
  • Three teens arrested for planned shooting at Lakeshore High in Mandeville

    08/05/2011 9:23:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    wwltv.com ^ | 8/5/11 | staff
    MANDEVILLE, La. - St. Tammany Parish deputies have arrested three 15-year-olds on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism after they say they thwarted a plan for a possible attack on Lakeshore High school Monday. Deputies said the alleged attack was to include shootings that would have coincided with the start of classes on Monday. Deputies became aware of the plan on July 17th, when school officials notified the Sheriff’s Office of the existence of a group, called “Day Zero,” members of which were all students at the school. Sheriff Strain credited school officials for helping to avert a potentially deadly...
  • Remember the Three Stooges? "Soitenly!"

    06/19/2011 1:28:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/19/11 | CBS News
    (CBS News) And now a page from our Sunday Morning Almanac ... June 19th, 1897, 114 years ago today, the launch of a zany comic tradition. For that was the day Moses Horwitz was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a young man with a bowl-shaped haircut he drifted into vaudeville ... and adopted the stage name Moe Howard. In the 1930s he hit the big time when he and his younger brother Jerome - stage name "Curly" - and fellow vaudevillian Larry Fine won a Hollywood contract as "The Three Stooges." Over the years, the Stooges slapped and poked...
  • Three Convicted in Terror- Related Cases Later Granted U.S. Citizenship by Obama Administration

    04/29/2011 8:46:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 4/29/11 | Edwin Mora
    Three people convicted of crimes as a result of a terrorism-related investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) were later naturalized as U.S. citizens by the Obama administration, according to federal auditors. The March 2011 audit (released on April 21, 2011) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), entitled Criminal Alien Statistics: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests and Costs, shows that three individuals were among “defendants where the investigation involved an identified link to international terrorism but they were charged with violating other statutes [not directly related to terrorism], including fraud, immigration, drugs,
  • Obama, Spending Three Times as Fast as Bush, Blames Bush

    04/13/2011 7:06:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4/13/11 | Jim Geraghty
    Seven quick thoughts on the Most Important Speech of Obama’s Presidency Since the Last One . . . 1. The prepared text begins, “This debate over budgets and deficits is about more than just numbers on a page, more than just cutting and spending. It’s about the kind of future we want.” I read that and hear, ‘I cannot get the numbers to add up.” Or, perhaps, “It was my understanding there would be no math involved in this debate.” 2. There is a lot of blaming Bush in this speech.
  • UFO frenzy goes into overdrive as three red lights hover over Colorado town

    03/27/2011 11:46:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/27/11 | Staff
    It's the latest internet sensation--amateur footage of three red lights in a triangular formation hovering in the night sky above the town of Lafayette in Colorado. The video, shot last Monday, shows that the sky was clear and witnesses said they could not see anything connecting the lights. Leroy Vandervegt, a 50-year-old who has lived in Lafayette for 16 years, shot the video Sunday evening after his 17-year-old son saw the glowing orbs move from south west to south east along the horizon. 'I had no idea what it is,' he said. 'It wasn't a satellite, it wasn't an airplane
  • The Three Stooges Take On Libya

    03/25/2011 2:08:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    jewishindy.com ^ | 3/25/11 | Irwin N. Graulich
    It is the ultimate Three Stooges comedy--Barak mOe bama, Hil larry Clinton and Curly Joe Biden--nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. The names have been slightly changed to protect the innocent. No one understands what is going on or the precise mission in Libya because the Commander In Chief himself does not have a clue. As the Libyan demonstrations took hold against their tyrant Gadhafi whose forces responded by shooting civilians, President Obama spent the initial rebellious days of March 9th through 17th hosting a TV party to watch the Chicago Bulls defeat the Charlotte Bobcats, convening a conference on bullying, meeting the...
  • Three high school district parents contend textbook ‘romanticizes’ history of Islam

    02/11/2011 10:53:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Carmel Valley News ^ | 2/11/11 | Joe Tash
    Three North County residents contend a textbook used to teach seventh-graders about the Islamic religion in the San Dieguito Union High School District “romanticizes” the history of the religion, and they want the district to use supplemental information to provide what they say would be a more balanced view. Michael Hayutin and Linda Sax, both of Carmel Valley, and James Freedman of Rancho Peńasquitos presented their findings in a 21-page report to the school district’s board of trustees at a meeting last
  • Obamacare Ends Construction of Doctor-Owned Hospitals

    01/04/2011 9:52:56 AM PST · by Baynative · 16 replies
    the Weekly Standard ^ | 1/3/11 | Jefferey Anderson
    Under the headline, "Construction Stops at Physician Hospitals," Politico reports today that "Physician Hospitals of America says that construction had to stop at 45 hospitals nationwide or they would not be able to bill Medicare for treatments." Stopping construction at doctor-owned hospitals might not seem like the best way to boost the economy or to promote greater access and choice in health care, but that exactly what Obamacare is doing. Kenneth Artz of the Heartland Institute explains, "Section 6001 of the health care law effectively bans new physician-owned hospitals (POHs) from starting up, and it keeps existing ones from expanding."...
  • Three Million Jobs: Really?

    07/15/2010 7:11:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 7/15/10 | Veronique de Rugy
    The White House can repeat these “jobs saved or created” numbers as often as it wants; it won’t make them true. Consider this Business Week report on a study released today by the Council Of Economic Advisers: The report says the stimulus has “saved or created” about 3 million jobs, and is moving toward a goal of 3.5 million jobs by the end of the year, according to an administration official speaking on condition of anonymity before the report’s release today. As it turns out, when you unpack the numbers, you find that Romer and her team didn’t actually count...
  • Three jailed 20 years in foiled UK airliner bomb plot

    07/12/2010 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    rueters ^ | 7/12/10 | Peter Griffiths
    (Reuters) - Three Britons recruited as suicide bombers in an al Qaeda-inspired plot to blow up transatlantic airliners in mid-air using liquid explosives were jailed for at least 20 years on Monday. The plot's ringleaders hoped to evade airport security by smuggling homemade bombs onto U.S.-bound flights using liquid explosives disguised as soft drinks. The case triggered a global clampdown on carrying liquids aboard planes which still affects millions of passengers worldwide.
  • Mobile phone number suspended after three users die in 10 years

    05/25/2010 4:38:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 789+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 25, 2010
    A mobile phone company has suspended the number 0888 888 888 – after every single person assigned to it died in the last 10 years. The first owner Vladimir Grashnov – the former CEO of Bulgarian mobile phone company Mobitel which issued the number – died of cancer in 2001 aged just 48. Despite a spotless business record there were persistent rumours that his cancer had been caused by a business rival using radioactive poisoning. The number then passed to Bulgarian mafia boss, Konstantin Dimitrov, who was gunned down in 2003 by a lone assassin in the Netherlands during a...
  • Three Cheers For Obama

    05/18/2010 10:15:44 PM PDT · by justme346 · 11 replies · 857+ views
    The Right News ^ | 5/19/10 | Unknown
    He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine - Driving a stake thru the Heart of Hillary's Presidential aspirations--something no Republican was ever able to do. Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you! He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty - No more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home. American women and freedom are safer tonight! He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis Moore had never lost a race - quit Evan Bayh had never lost a race - quit Byron Dorgan - had never lost a race - quit Harry...
  • U.S. sends three Guantanamo detainees to Slovakia

    01/25/2010 9:49:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 312+ views
    reuters ^ | 1/25/10 | reuters
    The detainees, whom the Justice Department declined to identify at the request of the government of Slovakia, arrived there on Sunday. There are still 193 detainees at the Guantanamo prison. The Slovak foreign ministry said last week that it would take the three detainees under an EU-U.S. agreement aimed at helping President Barack Obama close the controversial prison. His January 22 deadline to shutter it passed unmet.
  • Three British Muslims Convicted of Airline Bombing Plot

    09/07/2009 8:40:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 348+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/7/09 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Three British Muslims were convicted by a jury in London Monday of plotting to murder thousands by detonating liquid explosives on at least seven airliners bound for the United States and Canada in 2006. Four other alleged conspirators were acquitted of conspiring to blow up the planes. The jury could not reach a verdict on an eighth man. All of the defendants, except the eighth man, had pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance but denied the terrorism charges.
  • Good read: "Americans are the Strongest Tribe"

    03/07/2009 10:53:52 PM PST · by ElKafir · 8 replies · 625+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Mike Vanderboegh
    From Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars comes another great piece: "Americans are the Strongest Tribe"---------- -----"During the fierce battle for Fallujah, Bing West asked an Iraqi colonel why the archterrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had fled in women’s clothes. The (Iraqi) colonel pointed to a Marine patrol walking by and said, 'Americans are the strongest tribe.'" Read on
  • Three-year-old Sarah Palin fan says "You BETCHA!" (on video)

    11/02/2008 8:25:00 AM PST · by TheFourthMagi · 10 replies · 1,688+ views
    YouTube ^ | November 1, 2008 | YouTube
    This is quite real, 8 seconds long, and adorable. Join this young Sarah Palin fan and vote Sarah into the White House November 4th! To watch the video, click right here. I recommend sending the link to this video to everyone that you have an email address for. It offers a good opportunity to make a constructive pitch for electing Sarah along the lines of "Hi, I ran across this really charming video and wanted to share it with you. I have decided to vote for Sarah and John because of all the shared values and their commitment to making...
  • Comedian George Carlin dies in L.A.

    06/22/2008 10:33:17 PM PDT · by kcvl · 65 replies · 151+ views
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71. Carlin, who had a history of heart problems, died at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PDT (2 a.m. British time) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters. Known for his edgy, provocative material, Carlin achieved status as an anti-Establishment icon in the 1970s with stand-up bits full of drug references and...
  • Just wondering: How many Clintons will get to speak at the Dem Convention?

    06/06/2008 7:16:55 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 11 replies · 110+ views
    one man's opinion...
    Here's an interesting dilemma for Obama. Assume, as appears likely, that he will NOT choose Hillary as his running mate, then he has another tough problem on his hands. How many Clintons will get to speak at the DNC, and more importantly, in what time slots? Can he afford to allow both Hillary AND Bill ( How many times will Bubba use the word "I" in his address) prime-time exposure? And who's more important, a former President who until recently was the darling of the party faithful, or the candidate whom he narrowly beat, and has been making his life...
  • Swedish Researchers Find World's Oldest Living Tree

    04/17/2008 7:35:26 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 14 replies · 120+ views
    YAHOO ^ | 4-17-08
    The world's oldest living tree on record is a nearly 10,000 year-old spruce that has been discovered in central Sweden, Umeaa University said on Thursday. Researchers had discovered a spruce with genetic material dating back 9,550 years in the Fulu mountain in Dalarna, according to Leif Kullmann, a professor of Physical Geography at the university in northwestern Sweden. That would mean it had taken root in roughly the year 7,542 BC. "It was a big surprise because we thought until (now) that this kind of spruce grew much later in those regions," he said. Scientists had previously believed the world's...
  • 'Love Triangle' Astronaut Files Notice to Use Insanity Defense: Breaking

    08/28/2007 10:47:51 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 555+ views
    FOX ^ | 08/28/07 | Unknown
    Were the diapers in her car actually opened and used or not?
  • Three Walks A Week 'Cuts Heart Risk'

    08/14/2007 7:33:51 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 844+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-15-2007 | Nic Fleming
    Three walks a week 'cuts heart risk' By Nic Fleming, Medical Correspondent Last Updated: 1:26am BST 15/08/2007 Walking for just 30 minutes three times a week can lower blood pressure and heart disease risk, scientists say. Guidelines from the Chief Medical Officer suggest adults do moderately intense exercise five times a week. However, researchers found that those who take three brisk walks a week had reduced waist and hip circumference and lower blood pressure. The authors of the study, published yesterday in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, said their findings could help those with sedentary lifestyles take up...
  • Pastor in Danger After Risky Van Purchase

    07/28/2007 11:35:25 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 4 replies · 329+ views
    Team Tominthebox News Network® ^ | 26 July, 2007 | Tom Slawson
    DAYTONA, FL - When you visit Orange Grove Baptist Church, the first thing you see is a lot of the number three. The number is on the cars, on the trucks, in the nursery, and even in the worship center. You may think, "Wow, they really like the Trinity here." They may, but that is not the reason for the ubiquitous 3. "We really like Dale Earnhardt, and we know he is part of 'Heaven's Racing Team,'" said deacon Frank Drake. This type of obsession is probably harmless in most places, but not in Daytona, a hotbed of NASCAR. However,...
  • Employers Add 157,000 Jobs in May

    06/01/2007 6:22:28 AM PDT · by Always Right · 6 replies · 266+ views
    Yahoo - Fiance ^ | 6/1/2007 | AP
    Employers Add 157,000 to Payrolls; Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 4.5 Percent WASHINGTON (AP) -- Employers showed a decent appetite to hire in May, boosting payrolls by 157,000, the most in two months. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.5 percent. The newest report on the nation's overall employment climate, released Friday by the Labor Department, suggested that the sluggish spell the economy has been experiencing hasn't severly crimped companies' need for workers. Those with jobs saw modest wage gains last month. Health care, education, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and the government were among the sectors adding...
  • 'Blind' motorist caught driving three times [claimed to be blind for ten years]

    05/11/2007 11:04:54 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 286+ views
    thelocal.se ^ | 5-11-2007 | Staff Writer
    A motorist in Helsingborg has been ordered to pay back over a quarter of a million kronor in disability benefits after claiming to be blind for a period of ten years. The person in question was caught driving a car on three separate occasions while at the same time receiving benefits totalling 268,000 kronor ($38,500). The Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) explained its decision to request reimbursement in a letter to the individual concerned: "While investigating your case in the autumn of 2006, we received information suggesting that you cannot be considered sightless.
  • Treasury Sacks 3-Year Notes

    05/02/2007 6:58:22 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 33 replies · 596+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | May 2, 2007 | Martin Crutsinger
    Treasury, Citing Progress Against Budget Deficit, Says It Is Dropping the 3-Year Note WASHINGTON (AP) -- With budget deficits improving, the government said Wednesday it is discontinuing sales of three-year Treasury notes. The Treasury Department said the last auction of three-year notes will occur next week as part of the regular series of quarterly debt auctions used to help finance the $8.8 trillion federal government debt. The government's borrowing needs peaked in the 2004 budget year, when the federal deficit hit an all-time high in dollar terms of $413 billion. Since that time, the deficit has declined for three straight...
  • Cabbies ordered to pick up all riders

    04/17/2007 9:44:11 AM PDT · by Silicon Cowboy · 31 replies · 1,283+ views
    Cabbies ordered to pick up all riders A court fight is likely as MAC cracks down on Muslims who decline alcohol-carrying riders. By Curt Brown, Star Tribune Last update: April 17, 2007 – 10:08 AM Printer friendly E-mail this story Save to del.icio.us MAC meeting earlier this year Jim Mone, Associated Press StarTribune.com Cabbies ordered to pick up all riders Airport commissioners insist it's simply a customer-service issue. But many Muslim taxi drivers say it's an unfair new penalty that violates their religious prohibitions against handling alcohol. Both sides agree that the dispute, part of a cultural conflict in the...
  • Edwards Works Shift at Nursing Home

    04/11/2007 11:17:57 AM PDT · by kcvl · 29 replies · 537+ views
    MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) - Democrat John Edwards got a taste of low-wage life Wednesday, rising before dawn to help to dress, shave and deliver breakfast to elderly residents of a nursing home outside New York City. His visit was part of the "Work a Day in My Shoes" program sponsored by the influential Service Employees International Union, where presidential candidates spend time with health care workers to understand the challenges of their jobs. Edwards was paired with certified nursing assistant Elaine Ellis, an 18-year employee of the Sarah Neuman Nursing Home who escorted him on her early morning rounds. Ellis,...
  • Dr. James Dobson: Fred Thompson 'Not a Christian'

    03/28/2007 2:36:11 PM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 304 replies · 1,267+ views
    NewsMax.Com ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2007
    Focus on the Family founder James Dobson has dealt a potentially devastating blow to Fred Thompson’s presidential aspirations, saying the former senator is not a Christian. "Everyone knows he’s conservative and has come out strongly for the things that the pro-family movement stands for,” Dobson – considered the most politically powerful evangelical figure in the U.S. – said in a phone call to Dan Gilgoff, senior editor at U.S. News & World Report. "[But] I don’t think he’s a Christian. At least that’s my impression.” Thompson’s spokesman Mark Corallo took issue with the statement. "Thompson is indeed a Christian,” he...
  • [California] Rep. [Duncan] Hunter Won't Seek Re-Election

    03/21/2007 11:56:17 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 323+ views
    AP via Breitbart.com ^ | Mar 21, 2007
    WASHINGTON (AP) - California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, a long-shot candidate for president, does not plan to seek re-election to his House seat, but his son will probably run for the job, Hunter's presidential campaign spokesman said Wednesday. Hunter's son is Duncan D. Hunter, a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq. He has not yet made a formal announcement, but that could come soon, said spokesman Roy Tyler. Meanwhile, the son is helping his father in appearances on the presidential stump, Tyler said. "He makes a pretty good stand-in" for his father, Tyler said. Rep. Duncan Hunter, the...
  • The Great Global Warming Swindle

    03/20/2007 9:39:53 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 31 replies · 1,406+ views
    Al Gore\'s movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," has met its match: a devastating documentary based on sound science by recording the statements of real climate scientists, says S. Fred Singer, professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia and adjunct scholar at the National Center for Policy Analysis. The scientific arguments presented in, "The Great Global Warming Swindle," can be stated quite briefly, says Singer: Observations in ice cores show that temperature increases have preceded -- not resulted from -- increases in CO2, by hundreds of years, suggesting that the warming of the oceans is an important source of...
  • And These Little Piggies Might Offend Muslims

    03/15/2007 7:32:59 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 818+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-16-2007 | Paul Stokes
    And these little piggies might offend Muslims By Paul Stokes Last Updated: 2:13am GMT 16/03/2007 A school production of Roald Dahl's Three Little Pigs has turned the heroes into three little puppies for fear of offending Muslims. Dahl's play, in which he reworks Little Red Riding Hood to include the pigs, is being put on by Honley Church of England School, in Huddersfield, with 250 primary pupils from other schools singing along. Gill Goodswen, who is one of the organisers of the Kirklees Primary Music festival behind the changes, said: "We have to be sensitive if we want to be...
  • The Cause of Freedom, ~ Rambo in Afghanistan....

    03/12/2007 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 272+ views
    newsok.com ^ | 03/09/07 | JOHN W. HUNT, CPT, US ARMY Operations Officer Bagram Afghanistan
    Rambo This next item was forwarded to me by my friend and fellow Del Cityan Dorothy "Jingles" Rimbold, a retired Marine. It speaks volumes about the brave people in Afghanistan (and there are many here in Iraq, too) that see the big picture- that for freedom's sake WE CANNOT LET THE TERRORISTS WIN!!- and are willing to do courageous things for the cause.So why do some in Congress want us to turn out backs on such people?***Hi everyone. I'm still alive but freezing my tail off. We got 8 inches of snow last week and it reached 5 degrees below...
  • Global Warming Expedition to North Pole Cancelled Due to Cold and Frostbite

    03/12/2007 2:27:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies · 1,905+ views
    Global Warming Expedition to North Pole Cancelled Due to Cold and Frostbite Posted by Noel Sheppard on March 12, 2007 - 16:53. Folks, you can’t make this stuff up. However, I sincerely beg all readers to properly stow potables, combustibles, and sharp objects before proceeding further. An expedition to the North Pole to bring attention to global warming was cancelled due to the extraordinarily cold weather. I kid you not. As reported by the Associated Press Monday (emphasis mine throughout): The explorers, Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen, on Saturday called off what was intended to be a 530-mile trek across...
  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Acknowledges Having Affair During Clinton Impeachment

    03/09/2007 12:10:58 PM PST · by seedman81 · 82 replies · 2,156+ views
    AP ^ | Seedman81
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he acknowledged in an interview with a conservative Christian group.
  • John Popper Arrested in Washington (going 110mph with cache of weapons and pot)

    03/08/2007 10:56:56 AM PST · by dead · 107 replies · 3,740+ views
    excite ^ | Mar 7, 11:45 PM (ET) | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Blues Traveler singer and harmonica player John Popper was arrested after the vehicle he was riding in was clocked going 111 mph, the Washington State Patrol said Wednesday. Popper, 39, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 90 near the Spokane/Lincoln county line, the Washington State Patrol said. Inside the black Mercedes SUV, officers found a cache of weapons and a small amount of marijuana, the Patrol said. A police dog searched the vehicle, finding numerous hidden compartments containing four rifles, nine handguns and a switchblade knife. Authorities also found a Taser and night vision goggles. The...
  • Ex-con guilty in Fla. girl's slaying

    03/07/2007 2:55:03 PM PST · by Soothesayer · 38 replies · 720+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | CURT ANDERSON
    MIAMI - A sex offender was found guilty Wednesday of kidnapping and raping a 9-year-old girl and burying her alive in a case that led to a crackdown around the country on people convicted of sex crimes. Jurors deliberated about four hours before returning the verdict against John Evander Couey in the slaying of Jessica Lunsford, who was snatched from her bedroom in 2005 about 150 yards from the trailer where Couey had been living. Her body was found in a shallow hole, encased in two black plastic trash bags. She had suffocated, and was found clutching a purple stuffed...
  • Libby Found Guilty in CIA Leak Trial(Appeal will be filed.)

    03/06/2007 10:40:28 AM PST · by kellynla · 24 replies · 1,444+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 3/6/2007 | MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN and MATT APUZZO, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was convicted Tuesday of obstruction, perjury and lying to the FBI in an investigation into the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity to reporters. Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was acquitted on just one of five charges after a trial that focused renewed attention on the Bush administration's claims of evidence about weapons of mass destruction in the run-up to the Iraq war. Libby had little reaction to the verdict. He stood expressionless as the jury left the room. His lawyer, Theodore Wells, said...
  • Paper: Strom family enslaved Rev. Al kin

    02/25/2007 1:10:33 PM PST · by Billy Jacks blog · 30 replies · 922+ views
    NEW YORK - Genealogists have found that civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is a descendent of a slave owned by relatives of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Daily News said professional genealogists, working at the newspaper's behest, recently uncovered the ancestral ties between one of the nation's best known black leaders and a man who was once a prominent defender of segregation. "I have always wondered what was the background of my family," the newspaper quoted Sharpton as saying. "But nothing — nothing — could prepare me for this." "It's chilling. It's amazing."...
  • Tomlinson’s father killed in auto accident

    02/23/2007 3:43:43 PM PST · by Borges · 4 replies · 313+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/23/07
    WACO, Texas - The father of NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson was killed Friday when the pickup truck in which he was riding blew a tire and flipped on a highway. Oliver Tomlinson was killed at about 1:30 p.m. in the one-vehicle rollover, said Charlie Morgan, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman. Tomlinson was 71. The driver, Ronald C. McClain was rushed by ambulance to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, Morgan said. The 48-year-old McClain is believed to be a relative of Tomlinson’s, Morgan said.
  • Female Pakistani Minister Shot Dead for Refusing to Wear Veil

    02/20/2007 12:52:37 PM PST · by WBL 1952 · 51 replies · 1,577+ views
    A Pakistani minister and woman’s activist was shot dead Tuesday by an Islamic extremist for refusing to wear the veil. Zilla Huma Usman, the minister for social welfare in Punjab province and an ally of President Pervez Musharraf, was killed as she was about to deliver a speech to dozens of party activists, by a “fanatic”, who believed that she was dressed inappropriately and that women should not be involved in politics, officials said. Usman, 35, was wearing the shalwar kameez worn by many professional women in Pakistan, but did not cover her head. The attack happened in Gujranwala, 120...
  • Nader leaves '08 door open, slams Hillary

    02/05/2007 7:13:05 PM PST · by DBCJR · 37 replies · 804+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/4/07
    Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader on Sunday left the door open for another possible White House bid in 2008 and criticized Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton as "a panderer and a flatterer." ..."It's really too early to say. ... I'll consider it later in the year." Nader, 72, said he did not plan to vote for Clinton... "I don't think she has the fortitude. Actually she's really a panderer and a flatterer. As she goes around the country, you'll see more of that," Nader said. ... On whether he would be encouraged to run if Clinton gets the Democratic nomination,...