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  • Time to Say Who Was Right (Gaza Retreat)

    07/07/2006 8:26:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 821+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | July 7, 2006 | Hillel Fendel
    Nationalist camp leaders warn that the right-wing had better not make the same mistake twice. "This time," they declare, "we have to say, 'We told you so.'" Nationalist camp commentator and journalist Haggai Segal and the Rabbi of Ofrah, Avi Gisser, are the first to send out the message. Segal, broadcasting on his Knesset Channel TV show and writing in his weekly column in B'Sheva, says the right-wing must not be as modest as it was when the PA broke out the Oslo War in late 2000. "The right-wing at the time," Segal writes in B'Sheva, "criminally decreed upon itself...
  • Man Missing Since WWII Returns to Japan

    07/02/2006 7:53:40 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 1,358+ views ^ | 7 2 06 | Associated Press
    TOKYO - A 79-year-old Japanese man who went missing at the end of World War II and resurfaced nearly six decades later in Russia went back to his homeland Sunday to be reunited with relatives. Yoshiteru Nakagawa, who disappeared on Sakhalin island in 1945 when the Soviets took it over from Japan, arrived at New Chitose Airport on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido for the first time since he left Japan in 1939, when his family settled on Sakhalin. "Little did I dream of being able to come back to Japan," Nakagawa, who still lives on Sakhalin, said in halting...
  • Rice to Israel: ‘Show Restraint’

    06/29/2006 9:23:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 135 replies · 2,131+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | June 29, 2006 | Staff
    ( United States Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice joined the G8 industrialized nations group in calling for restraint by IDF forces that entered Gaza to rescue a soldier who was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists on Sunday. Rice added that diplomatic officials continue to work toward obtaining the release of 19-year-old Corporal Gilad Shalit, who was taken hostage during the raid on an IDF outpost near the Kerem Shalom border crossing. Two soldiers were killed and four others wounded in the attack. Shalit’s whereabouts are unknown and his captors refuse to return him.
  • Coast Guard Cadet Sentenced to 6 Months(Cadet Webster M. Smith)

    06/28/2006 9:36:42 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 4,526+ views ^ | 6 28 06 | MATT APUZZO
    1 hour ago NEW LONDON, Conn. - A military jury sentenced a Coast Guard cadet to six months in prison and kicked him out of the service Wednesday for extorting sexual favors from a classmate. Cadet Webster M. Smith, the first student court-martialed in the academy's 130-year history, was acquitted of rape but had faced up to five years and seven months for extortion, sodomy, indecent assault and other charges. Defense attorneys for Smith, 23, of Houston, asked the jury to spare him jail time, saying the stigma of his conviction will follow him forever. He will not graduate from...
  • GSS Issues Stern Warning to Arutz Sheva's Eran Sternberg

    06/20/2006 11:19:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 160+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jun 20, '06 / 24 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    Eran Sternberg, director of Arutz Sheva's televised programming, was forcibly detained and questioned by General Security Services (GSS) on Tuesday. They warned him that he "had best be careful." The GSS (Israel's domestic intelligence agency) claimed that Sternberg engaged in violent incitement against officers of the law. Sternberg, who was the former spokesman for the Gaza Coast Regional Council before the uprooting of the Jewish communities of Gaza, vehemently denies the allegations. Sternberg, 31 and a father of four, currently lives in Yad Binyamin, between Beit Shemesh and Ashdod, together with his expelled neighbors from the former northern Gush Katif...
  • Police Union to Call for Ethics Probe of Rep. McKinney

    06/19/2006 4:28:33 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 20 replies · 1,059+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, June 19, 2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Police labor officials, angry over a federal grand jury's refusal to indict Rep. Cynthia McKinney for assaulting a police officer, said Monday they want the House ethics committee to review her conduct. And they said the grand jury's decision last week sent the message that "it's okay to hit a police officer." "We hope that members of Congress will review her actions in light of their rules within their own ethics committee," Andrew Maybo, chairman of the U.S. Capitol Police Labor Committee, told reporters Monday at a news conference in Washington.
  • German suspected of murdering woman with sausage

    06/09/2006 2:16:10 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 90 replies · 1,829+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-9-06 | reuters
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German police have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering a woman with a Bockwurst sausage. Prosecutors and police said the 50-year-old was arrested after the discovery of a woman's body in an apartment in Zwickau, eastern Germany. They said she had choked on a Bockwurst, which is a popular large German sausage. The prosecutors said the man had given a patchy account of events, acknowledging that he may have "administered" a Bockwurst to the woman. They are now working to establish exactly what happened in the run up to her death.
  • Judge Rules Dispute to Be Settled By 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Match (this is not a parody)

    06/08/2006 12:35:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 979+ views ^ | 6 7 06 | MATT SOKOLOFF
    June 7, 2006 — A federal judge ordered two attorneys to settle their dispute by using the children's playground game "rock, paper, scissors." The ruling yesterday by Judge Gregory Presnell of the U.S. District Court in Orlando, Fla., stated that he was so dissatisfied with the case's "latest in a series of Gordian knots" that he is fashioning "a new form of alternative dispute resolution." In the dispute at hand, the two attorneys could not agree about where to take the sworn statement of a witness in a case concerning payment of insurance claims. The judge's order states that the...
  • Pro-Life Activist Vindicated: 'NOW v. Scheidler' Goes to the History Books

    06/08/2006 12:12:58 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 874+ views ^ | 6 7 06 | christiannewswire
    CHICAGO, June 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- After exactly twenty years the NOW v. Scheidler RICO case is finally history. On Thursday, June 8, 2006, just one day short of the twentieth anniversary of the filing of the lawsuit, Judge David Coar will enter judgment for the defendants, Joseph M. Scheidler, Timothy Murphy and Andrew Scholberg and the Pro-Life Action League, negating all charges against them. "Judge Coar's action tomorrow will be a great weight off of me," said Joseph Scheidler, National Director of the Pro-Life Action League. "It has taken all this time to vindicate the pro-life movement and declare...
  • Open Carry Leads To Felony Traffic Stop; Suspended License

    06/05/2006 2:07:09 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 80 replies · 5,587+ views ^ | 6 4 06 | Jeff Garvas
    Many gun owners fear that Ohio's open carry requirements in a car are going to get someone killed one day. Just last week, another incident played out that demonstrates just how dangerous the mindset of "man with a gun equals criminal" could be for law abiding gun owners. Recently, a concealed handgun license holder was pulled over in Oregon, Ohio (near Toledo) after leaving a gas station. He was ordered out of his vehicle by police conducting a "felony traffic stop", eventually had to crawl out of his window (his doors were locked and he was ordered to keep his...
  • Senate Voted to End U. S. as a Nation Surrender to Latin Invasion Now Clear

    06/02/2006 9:56:05 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,424+ views ^ | 6 2 06 |
    Senate Voted to End U. S. as a NationSurrender to Latin Invasion Now Clear Lou Dobbs Tonight - CNN - June 1Dobbs: The issue, as you said, that the nation would cease to exist, what do you mean by that? West: Well, the kind of provisions that are in the Senate... and it will be mainly Hispanic. It will be mainly Mexican. -- And so, what the question becomes is, do we want to become a northern section of Latin America? Do we cease to become literally an English- speaking people, become bilingual, and / or Spanish- speaking? And...
  • US urges Russia to reconsider missile export to Iran

    05/26/2006 4:43:26 PM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies · 425+ views
    Xinhua News Agency (government owned) ^ | 26MAY06 | Editor: Luan Shanglin
    WASHINGTON, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The United States on Friday urged Russia to reconsider its decision to honor its commitment to sell Iran the Tor-M1 air defense missile system. "We would hope that Russia would take a second look at this issue," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told a news briefing. Russia said earlier in the day that it would fulfill a contract to supply its sophisticated Tor-M1 air defense systems to Iran. "Russia has signed a contract with Iran for the supply of Tor-M1 close-range air defense systems to Iran," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said. "The contract will...
  • Egypt arrests 6 Sudanese trying to cross into Israel, seek asylum

    05/26/2006 3:33:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 243+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 26/05/2006 | AP
    EL ARISH, Egypt - Egyptian police captured six Sudanese, including a one-year-old boy, who were trying to cross into Israel early Friday to seek asylum, a security official said. The six were arrested at dawn as they tried to get over the coil of barbed wire that marks the border in Egypt's northeast Sinai desert, said Brig. Gen. Adel Fawzi, the chief of the North Sinai criminal investigation department.
  • <b>USA Citizens Day - July 1st Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration</b>

    05/24/2006 2:27:38 PM PDT · by Angelina211 · 5 replies · 845+ views ^ | 5/23/2006 | CitizenDay
    USA Citizens Day - July 1st Immigration Control Rally Nationwide Rally on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at your City HallMay 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally for Immigration ControlRally to stop our continuous invasion by...
  • McCain calls for more nukes

    05/23/2006 9:06:43 AM PDT · by meandog · 50 replies · 785+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | 5-23-06 | By ERIC MOSKOWITZ
    The United States needs to overcome its fear of nuclear power and embrace the technology as a way to wean itself from fossil fuels, Sen. John McCain told an audience in Manchester yesterday. Nuclear power "is safe. The technology is here," McCain said, speaking to a crowd of about 200 at a breakfast hosted by The New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women. "It's a NIMBY (not in my backyard) problem, and a waste-disposal problem. It is not a technological problem." McCain pointed to France, which draws more than three-quarters of its power from nuclear plants, and Russia, which has plans...
  • Pakistan Set to Hang Acquitted British Man

    05/20/2006 12:19:48 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 718+ views ^ | 5 20 06 | MATTHEW PENNINGTON,
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - After spending half his life in a Pakistani jail, Tahir Mirza Hussain is scheduled to hang on his 36th birthday for killing a taxi driver _ even though a court acquitted him 10 years ago. Hussain, a British-Pakistani, claims he is innocent. He was cleared by a secular court but retried and found guilty in an Islamic one. He now faces execution June 1 unless President Gen. Pervez Musharraf intervenes. His muddled case, spanning two decades, is emblematic of Pakistan's corrupt and bifurcated legal system, described by a leading rights activist as "flawed" and in desperate need...
  • Couple arrested for trespassing hire attorney, plan to sue the city

    05/18/2006 10:34:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 109 replies · 5,172+ views ^ | 5 18 06 | Stephen Janis
    BALTIMORE - The Virginia couple arrested Saturday for trespassing after getting lost trying to find Interstate 95 have retained an attorney and plan to sue the city. “In view of what’s happened, it’s a given,” said Dale Anstine, an attorney in York, Pa., who is representing the family. “I personally know these people; they are good kids. I think the conduct of this police officer is beyond outrageous.” Llara Brook, 20, and her boyfriend, Josh Kelly, 22, traveled from Chantilly, Va., to Baltimore to see an Orioles game Saturday. The couple stopped in the 800 block of Bridgeview Drive in...
  • Traders Gun Shop Told to Close June 1(more jackbooted batfe abuse)

    05/18/2006 6:22:58 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 314 replies · 4,373+ views ^ | 5 18 06 | Jim Knowles
    Traders Sports, one of the biggest gun dealers in the state, hopes a hearing in U.S. District Court next week will keep them in business. Traders has been under scrutiny for several years by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), which is trying to shut down the gun dealer. The ATF decided to revoke Traders gun permit on June 1. After an audit in 2003, the ATF claims that Traders can’t account for 1,767 weapons, and that guns sold at Traders turn up in crimes at an alarming rate. ATF spokeswoman Marti McKee said she couldn’t comment on...
  • St. Joseph County Commissioners Veto Amendment To Smoking Ban

    05/17/2006 11:44:15 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 468+ views ^ | 5 17 06 |
    view lo speed video view hi speed video (WSBT) It snuffed-out lighting-up in St. Joseph County, but now there's a fight over an amendment to the smoking ban. Tuesday morning County Commissioners vetoed an amendment that would have let some businesses have a smoking room for their workers. The two commissioners who voted down the amendment say it's really a matter of people's health. Cindy Bodle and Steve Ross say they supported the ban in the first place because they wanted people to have cleaner air in public places. Some businesses had complained that workers should have a place to...
  • Bush Sends National Guard To Mexico Border (UK View)

    05/15/2006 5:59:52 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 542+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-16-2006 | Alec Russell
    Bush sends National Guard to Mexico border By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 16/05/2006) President George W Bush last night sent thousands of troops to the Mexican-US frontier in an eye-catching gesture to tighten border security and raise the morale of his mutinous conservative supporters. In a sign of the passions raging over immigration, Mr Bush told the nation of his initiative in a prime-time address from the Oval Office, his first on domestic policy in his five and a half years in the White House. Jorge Alavrez, who was deported from Nevada two months ago, squeezes back into the...
  • UNC attacker: 'I aimed to exact casualties' (Mohammed Atta one of my role models)

    05/13/2006 4:17:44 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 1,631+ views ^ | 5 12 06 | Observer Staff
    CHAPEL HILL - A man charged with trying to kill students at the University of North Carolina by driving through a popular campus gathering spot says in a series of letters he does not deserve punishment. He also talks about his youth in Charlotte, referring at one point to a school fight he said he started at Myers Park Traditional Elementary School. And he refers to Mohammed Atta, ringleader of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, aqs "one of my role models." Mohammed Taheri-azar is accused of driving a Jeep Cherokee into a crowd of students gathered at...
  • New Zealand Warned Over Exodus To Australia

    05/12/2006 5:46:52 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 1,275+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-13-2006 | Paul Chapman
    New Zealand warned over exodus to Australia By Paul Chapman in Wellington (Filed: 13/05/2006) New Zealand risks becoming a mere "shell country" if it continues to lose people to Australia at the current rate, according to Jim Bolger, the former prime minister. Mr Bolger, who governed from 1990 to 1997, said in a speech to his centre-Right National Party that so many "good people" were migrating that New Zealand faced the "hard question" of whether it should become part of Australia as a "conscious decision" or simply be "absorbed by osmosis". Australia's founding constitution, dating from 1901, gave New Zealand...
  • Slaughter as gunmen fight to control Somalia's capital (Mogadishu)

    05/10/2006 6:10:16 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 739+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-11-2006 | Mike Pflanz
    Slaughter as gunmen fight to control Somalia's capital By Mike Pflanz, East Africa Correspondent (Filed: 11/05/2006) Somalia's lawless capital Mogadishu was engulfed in violence yesterday as fighting between rival factions brought terror to civilians. At least 14 people were killed in a fourth day of fighting between gunmen allied to conservative Islamic leaders and others loyal to a group of powerful businessmen. The bloodshed took the death toll to 96 since Sunday, with an estimated 200 people wounded. Most of the dead and injured were civilians. The two sides have used heavy machineguns, rocket-propelled grenades and artillery. A mortar round...
  • Iran's Leader Writes to President Bush

    05/08/2006 11:01:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 520+ views
    My Way News ^ | May 8, 06 | NASSER KARIMI
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's leader has written to President Bush proposing "new solutions" to their differences in the first letter from an Iranian head of state to an American president in 27 years, a government spokesman said Monday. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki delivered the letter to the Swiss ambassador on Monday, ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told The Associated Press. The Swiss Embassy in Tehran houses a U.S. interests section. In the letter, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proposes "new solutions for getting out of international problems and the current fragile situation of the world," spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham told a news...
  • How to handle unruly children -- spank or don't spank?

    05/06/2006 9:31:24 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 142 replies · 3,851+ views
    email | 5 6 06 | email
    (a psychological conundrum) Most of America's populace think it improper to spank children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have one of "those moments." One that I found effective is for me to just take the child for a car ride and talk. They usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our car ride together. I've included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique. Sincerely, A Friend SCROLL DOWN
  • Hawaii Gives Up on Its Attempt to Control Gas Prices

    HONOLULU (May 6) - Gas prices keep going up everywhere, and Hawaii's unique attempt to control them is running on fumes. The isolated island state whose drivers consistently pay the highest pump prices in the nation has given up on its government-regulated price controls after an eight-month experiment. With the average price for regular in Hawaii rising above $3.38 per gallon Friday, Gov. Linda Lingle signed into law a suspension of the cap that sought to keep the oil companies in check and give a fair price to customers. Bad timing with rising oil prices, outrage among island motorists, industry...
  • Elkhart Central Testing Students During Prom season(random alcohol breath tests to prom-goers)

    05/06/2006 4:15:15 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 475+ views
    It’s Prom season, when many parents worry about drinking and driving. But one school is taking a proactive approach to keep its students safe. Elkhart Central High School recently started giving random alcohol breath tests to prom-goers. Roughly, 10-20% of the students will be given the tests, for prom next week, as they drive up to the event. The school says in two years that they have done it, no students have tested positive. “I feel that kids need to be aware that this is going on, so that there’s no drunk driving on prom night,” senior Sarah Fischer told...
  • Baghdad Morgue Struggles To Cope With Flow Of Bodies

    05/04/2006 7:33:59 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 424+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-5-2006 | Oliver Poole
    Baghdad morgue struggles to cope with flow of bodies By Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 05/05/2006) The month after the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra was the bloodiest in Baghdad's modern history, with 1,294 bodies arriving at the city's morgue. Ninety per cent had been shot, said the facility's deputy director, Dr Qaiss Hassan, as official figures were released of the carnage that came after the destruction of the revered Shia holy site on Feb 22. A coffin arrives at the morgue There was a wave of tit-for-tat sectarian killings as Shia mobs rampaged through the Iraqi capital,...
  • Calif. to Ban Unlicensed Use of Ultrasounds

    05/04/2006 7:24:46 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 51 replies · 996+ views ^ | 5 4 06 | Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Assembly has voted to restrict the use of ultrasound machines for personal use, approving a bill that would allow them to be sold only to licensed professionals. Democratic Assemblyman Ted Lieu introduced the bill after "Mission: Impossible III" star Tom Cruise bought an ultrasound machine to see images of his unborn child. The actor's fiancee, Katie Holmes, gave birth to the couple's daughter, Suri, last month in Los Angeles. Doctors and technologists typically receive years of training to perform ultrasound exams, which help obstetricians check a baby's health. Cruise was criticized by doctors who said...
  • Iran urges new Iraqi government to end occupation

    04/25/2006 2:18:50 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies · 445+ views
    Reuters AlertNet (UK-Britain) ^ | 25APR06 | Reuters (UK)
    TEHRAN, April 25 (Reuters) - Iran's president urged newly appointed Iraqi Prime Minister Jawad al-Maliki to form a new government that would end the U.S. occupation of Iraq, the official IRNA news agency said on Tuesday. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made the comments in a telephone call to congratulate Maliki on his appointment. Maliki has four weeks to form a government of national unity, widely seen as the only way to halt sectarian violence. The United States accuses Iran fuelling of sectarian violence in Iraq, a charge dismissed by Tehran, which says the presence of U.S. troops is to blame. "The...
  • Bird Flu's 'Risk To Biodiversity'

    04/19/2006 2:44:47 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 323+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-19-2006 | Helen Briggs
    Bird flu's 'risk to biodiversity' By Helen Briggs BBC News science reporter The Owston's civet is prized by bushmeat restaurants The spread of bird flu poses serious risks to biodiversity, say scientists who have detailed an outbreak of the virus in Owston's civets. The mammal is a small, endangered carnivore that lives in the forests of Vietnam, Laos and southern China. Three animals died at a conservation centre in northern Vietnam last summer. It is not known how they contracted the virus, as they do not eat poultry. The scientists report the cases in a journal of the UK's Royal...
  • County leaders oppose Perry's hurricane planning orders

    04/18/2006 8:55:01 PM PDT · by BellStar · 43 replies · 778+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/18/06 | kRIS-TV
    HOUSTON -- Counties that were saddled with chaos and traffic-choked highways before Hurricane Rita are defying an order from Gov. Rick Perry to empower one person to make evacuation decisions during a disaster. Instead, a group of elected Gulf Coast leaders adopted a different plan Tuesday that puts the authority in the hands of a 15-person committee _ even though the ultimate power to evacuate still rests with individual counties.
  • This city's a dump - and smells like one (Toronto)

    04/18/2006 8:07:21 AM PDT · by fanfan · 48 replies · 1,416+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Tue, April 18, 2006 | JOE WARMINGTON
    Tomorrow they count the homeless. It's another amazing chapter in an already pathetic pattern of not being able to get a handle on this horrible blight we all know is a national disgrace. Have you been to a city park in recent years? Do you like the smell of urine? It has become a dirty, disgusting city. The looks on the faces of our tourists say all you need to know about the possibility of them coming back to the garbage dump that is not in Michigan but sits right atop Lake Ontario. Perhaps they should put the anti-smoking crowd...
  • 'Hate-speak' at school draws scrutiny(kids forced to listen to pro-immigration speeches)

    04/13/2006 1:21:56 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 66 replies · 1,928+ views | 4 13 06 | ERIC SAGARA
    tuscon citizen storys are link only
  • Libertarian Party nominates candidate to challenge Cantwell

    04/12/2006 12:22:31 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 117 replies · 1,672+ views
    The Libertarian Party Washington has nominated Western Washington University instructor Bruce Guthrie to run against U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. Guthrie, 42, a candidate for Congress in 2004, teaches marketing at the university in Bellingham. He also teaches ice speed skating. He can be reached at 360-647-5372 and Party members also voted to get rid of its $25 annual membership fee to make it more accessible to voters, said Travis Wright, the party’s executive director. The party’s convention, which was held in Bremerton this past weekend, also delegated the power to nominate congressional candidates to its executive board, Wright...
  • Proof, of Rap Group D12, Shot to Death

    04/11/2006 1:42:37 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 22 replies · 1,697+ views ^ | 4 11 06 | TOM KRISHER
    DETROIT - Proof, a member of rap group D12 and a close friend of Eminem, was shot to death early Tuesday at a nightclub along Eight Mile, the road made famous by the 2002 film that starred Eminem and in which Proof had a bit part. The death of Proof _ real name Deshaun Holton _ was confirmed by Dennis Dennehy, the publicist for D12's label, Interscope Records, as well as by Detroit police spokesman James Tate. "Memorial service arrangements are still being made, and his friends and family would appreciate privacy during this difficult time," Dennehy said in a...
  • Trying to Corral (Howard) Stern's Lost Herd

    04/11/2006 12:27:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 112 replies · 2,803+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 11, 2006 | Martin Miller
    Can millions of listeners just disappear? That's a question plaguing Howard Stern and one with vital implications for radio itself in the wake of the shock jock's heralded and hyped switch from free to satellite broadcasting. The self-proclaimed King of All Media once commanded a national audience of 12 million daily listeners before jumping to satellite in January. But since then, his kingdom has shrunk to a small fraction of that size. Meanwhile, the shock jock's main replacements thus far have failed to hold very much of the former flock.
  • Another Solution To The Illegal Immigrant Dilemma

    04/09/2006 6:40:55 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 4 replies · 241+ views
    Sunday, 09 April 2006 | Myself
    How bout this? Money makes the world go around so... 1. Pay a bounty to professional bounty hunters for capturing illegals and delivering them to law enforcement. 2. Pay a reward to private citizens for information that leads to the capture and deportation of illegal immigrants. 3. Pay a reward to private citizens for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone employing, aiding or abetting illegal immigrants. 3. Create a system of fines charged to private individuals and businesses that employ, aid and abet illegal immigrants to offset the paying of the above said bounties and rewards....
  • Weld hopes to capture Libertarian Party line(Libertarian is not a bad word in my lexicon)

    04/07/2006 5:20:28 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 649+ views ^ | 4 7 06 | JOE MAHONEY
    ALBANY - GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bill Weld is sailing into uncharted waters in New York Republican politics: He's making a major run to line up the backing of the tiny Libertarian Party. Weld confirmed to the Daily News last night that he would "definitely be interested" in winning the Libertarian line "'Libertarian' is not a bad word in my lexicon," he said, noting one of his favorite expressions is: "I want the government out of your pocketbook and out of your bedroom." Asked about the party's opposition to the war on drugs, Weld said he'd back medical marijuana, but added,...
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • Afghan Court Resists Karzai's Overture To Spare Christian's Life

    03/25/2006 5:47:46 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 903+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-26-2006 | Tom Coghlan
    Afghan court resists Karzai's overture to spare Christian's life By Tom Coghlan in Kabul (Filed: 26/03/2006) The ultra-Conservative supreme court of Afghanistan is threatening to resist President Hamid Karzai's attempts to spare a man who faces execution for converting to Christianity. In a move that could scupper Mr Karzai's efforts to resolve the crisis, the judge handling the case said he would brook neither presidential interference nor objections from Kabul's Western backers. Abdul Rahman: Converted "We [the judiciary] have nothing to do with diplomatic issues," Judge Ansarullah Mawlawizada told the Sunday Telegraph. "We will do our job independently." The judge's...
  • Report on Olmert Corruption to be Published After Election

    03/19/2006 9:00:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 467+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 19, '06 | Scott Shiloh
    An offical report, allegedly implicating Olmert in corruption as Minister of Industry and Trade will be issued after the election. Independent journalist Yoav Yitzhak says delay is political. The State Comptroller, charged with investigating allegations of inefficiency and corruption in the government, is investigating charges that Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (Kadima) used his position as Minister of Industry and Trade to make illegal appointments of cronies to top government jobs. The report, which highlights Olmert’s involvement in the illegal appointments, is expected to be published by the comptroller’s office after the March 28 general election. Yoav Yitzhak, an independent...
  • Cowboys, Owens Reach Deal

    03/18/2006 12:36:56 PM PST · by Lunatic Fringe · 39 replies · 595+ views
    DALLAS -- The Dallas Cowboys called a 3:30 p.m. Eastern time news conference Saturday at which they were expected to announce the signing of volatile wide receiver Terrell Owens. The Cowboys are not saying what the news conference is about, but earlier Saturday, an official involved in the negotiations told The Associated Press a deal was close. Owens is among the most talented receivers in the NFL, but he's also been one of the most divisive personalities in the game. He left San Francisco on bad terms and was released by Philadelphia last week after causing more turmoil with that...
  • Dozens of Miami Teachers Fired or Quit: Scandal Grows Over Payments to Get Credit for Courses

    MIAMI (March 17) - A growing scandal over teachers who paid to get credit for courses they never took has cost nearly three dozen educators their jobs, and hundreds of others were being investigated. The Miami-Dade County School Board voted 5-4 on Wednesday to fire six teachers and accept resignations from 26 others. The punishments stem from a scam run by former high school teacher William McCoggle, who claimed to offer continuing-education classes through a private company. McCoggle pleaded guilty to fraud in November, admitting he did little more than sell transcripts, requiring no tests, homework or other academic work....
  • What You Should Do To Prepare For An Epidemic (DHHS)

    03/13/2006 10:10:32 AM PST · by blam · 285 replies · 5,447+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3-12-2006 | Lara Setrakian
    What You Should Do to Prepare for an EpidemicStock Up on Essentials and Have an 'Outbreak Plan'How To Protect Yourself Bird Flu How Would You Know If You Had Avian Flu?A Bit of Context on the Bird Flu Threat How To Protect Yourself By LARA SETRAKIAN March 12, 2006 — Will there be an outbreak of avian flu that threatens humans? Many experts disagree on when or if a human pandemic will occur, but do say there is a chance that the virus could mutate, leading to widespread infection. In that case, the best thing you and your family can...
  • Media Won't Report Radical Islamic Events

    03/08/2006 5:45:44 AM PST · by yoe · 23 replies · 1,074+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 8, 2006 | Tony Blankley
    Denial is an often useful innate human trait. Few of us would be able to function in the present if we did not put out of mind many unpleasant realities -- such as our inevitable death. The Woody Allen character in the movie "Annie Hall" stated the comic extreme version of not using the denial mechanism when, as a child he refused to do his homework because in 5 billion years the sun would explode, "so, what's the use?" But when a person, or a society, denies emerging or imminent dangers, the peace of mind it gains will be extremely...
  • Planet's Population To Hit 6.5 Billion Saturday

    02/24/2006 4:20:15 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 775+ views
    Live Science ^ | 2-24-2006 | Leonard David
    Planet's Population to Hit 6.5 Billion Saturday By Leonard David LiveScience Senior Writer posted: 24 February 2006 A population milestone is about to be set on this jam-packed planet. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:16 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the population here on this good Earth is projected to hit 6.5 billion people. Along with this forecast, an analysis by the International Programs Center at the U.S. Census Bureau points to another factoid, Robert Bernstein of the Bureau's Public Information Center advised LiveScience. Mark this on your calendar: Some six years from now, on Oct. 18, 2012 at 4:36 p.m....
  • Director Tamahori Agrees to Plea Deal(moonlights as transvestite prostitute)

    02/24/2006 11:50:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 561+ views ^ | 2 24 06 | SOLVEJ SCHOU
    LOS ANGELES - Film director Lee Tamahori pleaded no contest to criminal trespass in return for two prostitution charges against him being dropped, authorities said Thursday. The plea deal stemmed from Tamahori's Jan. 8 arrest for allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer in Hollywood and offering to perform a sex act for money. The two dropped charges, said city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan, were misdemeanor counts of solicitation and loitering with the intent to commit prostitution. Tamahori, who was not present at the hearing in Superior Court, was placed on three years probation, ordered to attend an AIDS education course...
  • U.S. Soliders Take to Water to Combat Terrorists

    02/22/2006 7:40:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 406+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 22, 2006 | Cpl. Michael Molinaro
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason Simmons and Spc. Daniel Meyer scan the banks of the Euphrates River looking for terrorist activity, Feb. 16, 2006. Simmons and Meyer are assigned as scouts with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Michael Molinaro U.S. Soliders Take to Water to Combat Terrorists U.S. troops employ innovative tactics to thwart counterinsurgency operations. By U.S. Army Cpl. Michael Molinaro 2nd Brigade Combat Team ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq, Feb. 22, 2006 — Some of them are tankers, some of them are infantryman. But...
  • Fake findings used to secure $16M grant(stem cell research fraud)

    02/22/2006 7:35:22 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 615+ views ^ | 2 22 06 | Jennifer Bails
    A University of Pittsburgh reproductive biologist relied on the now-discredited stem-cell findings of a disgraced Korean scientist to win a $16.1 million federal grant last fall, according to federal documents and letters obtained by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pitt's Gerald Schatten will use the money for an ambitious stem-cell research program that will occupy four of seven floors of Magee-Womens Research Institute's building, now under construction in Oakland, the documents show. The five-year grant, awarded to Schatten in September by the National Institutes of Health, is based in part on cloning experiments deliberately falsified by Hwang Woo-Suk, the documents show.