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  • Amazon jaguar shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony

    06/21/2016 3:37:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    reuters ^ | 06/21/2016
    A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers, an army statement said. The jaguar was killed on Monday at a zoo attached to a military training center when a soldier fired a single pistol shot after the animal, despite being tranquilized, approached the soldier, the army said. “We made a mistake in permitting the Olympic torch, a symbol of peace and unity, to be exhibited alongside a chained wild animal. This image goes against our beliefs...
  • Afghanistan reservist puts himself in hospital after taking a blow torch to a machine gun bullet

    03/23/2015 5:54:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 8 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | March 22, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    A military reservist who returned from service in Afghanistan last year was injured along with his family when a bullet from the war exploded. A 25-year-old soldier in Lindenhurst, north of Chicago, was attempting to light a tracer round in his backyard with a blow torch when the ammunition exploded and alarmed residents on his street.
  • Accused ‘Blow Torch Rapist’ Held Without Bond In Attack On Detroit Woman

    01/27/2014 4:29:24 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 31 replies
    WWJ, CBS Detroit ^ | 1-27-2014 | Staff
    DETROIT (WWJ) - A 23-year-old man has been arraigned on torture and attempted rape charges following an attack on a Detroit woman who he allegedly burned with a blow torch. Roderick Neely was arraigned Saturday and ordered held without bond pending his next court date. Neely also is charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault with intent to maim, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felon in possession and felony firearm. The charges stem from a incident that happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday in a blighted neighborhood near Plymouth and Meyers on the city’s west side. The 43-year-old victim told...
  • November 8, 1942 - Operation Torch, the Allied Landings in French North Africa

    11/08/2013 6:57:29 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 7 replies
    "On the morning of November 8, 1942, a force of over 70,000 American and British soldiers went ashore on the coast of Vichy French North-West Africa, and a period of close Anglo-American co-operation began. Altogether over 500 ships had carried and guarded the assault force: 102 of them crossing the Atlantic from America; the remainder sailing in two convoys - one fast and one slow - from Britain. They all arrived at their destinations within a few hours of each other and a pattern of smooth timing and organisation had been set."

    07/20/2012 3:55:40 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 63 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/20/2012 | Youtube
    Muslim shouts ALLAH HU-AKHBAR and tries to grab Olympic Torch during run to stadium!
  • Deputies: Man critically burned trying to set estranged wife ablaze

    02/07/2012 9:21:51 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 36 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | February 7, 2012 | staff
    No one knows how long he sat inside the green rental car and waited. Authorities say Matthew Wong, 50, watched the door of his wife's apartment early Monday, waiting for her to step outside. Thick, black garbage bags shrouded the backseat windows. A quilt covered the rear window. "It appears it was all planned," said Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokesman Larry McKinnon. "He was waiting out there to ambush her." What Wong hadn't planned on, deputies said, was getting caught in the flames that he had hoped would kill his wife, Gloria Davis, 47. After residents of the Countrywood Apartments,...
  • Report: Egyptian Muslims Torch 8 Christian Homes on Rumor of Church Construction

    06/26/2011 7:58:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    fox nation ^ | 6/26/11 | Mary Abdelmassih, Assyrian International News Agency
    A mob of nearly 200 Muslims torched eight Christian homes on Saturday morning in the Upper Egyptian village of Awlad Khalaf. The attack was initiated by a rumor that a house which is being built by Wahib Halim Attia will be turned into a church. Two Christians and one Muslim were injured, no fatalities were reported.
  • LIVE THREAD- State of the Union - 27 January, 2010

    01/27/2010 4:41:04 PM PST · by SE Mom · 2,518 replies · 98,741+ views
    27 January 2010
    The president is scheduled to give the State of the Union address at 9 PM eastern.
  • Torricelli backs Shulman; slams Garrett ethics, calls him an extremist and tax cheat (Comic Relief)

    10/23/2008 8:53:02 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 10 replies · 341+ views (A Kushner/Democrat Party Property) ^ | 10/22/08 | Kushner clan's whore of an editor
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Torricelli has endorsed blind Rabbi Dennis Shulman in his race against three-term U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-Wantage).
  • Saddled With Debt, Some Decide to Torch Vehicles

    10/13/2008 1:21:23 PM PDT · by BGHater · 70 replies · 1,927+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 13 Oct 2008 | Dan Morse and Matt Zapotosky
    Burdened by debt and driving home from a night of gambling in West Virginia, Sergio Lopez launched a scheme that at the time must have seemed like a good idea. He pulled his Volkswagen Jetta up to a random corner in Silver Spring, doused the interior with gasoline, set it on fire and walked away. He later made a claim to Nationwide Insurance. The car was missing, he said -- someone must have stolen it. Add Lopez, who pleaded guilty in the case this year, to the band of Washington area residents who have torched their cars hoping for a...
  • Arabs Torch Jewish Wheat Fields in Samaria

    05/18/2008 7:08:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 76+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 05/18/08 | Ezra HaLevi
    ( Arabs burned Jewish-owned wheat fields in the Samaria town of Yitzhar Friday. The regular vandalism has led residents to ponder soliciting assistance from humanitarian groups. The most recent fire was set Friday, minutes before the onset of Shabbat. A volunteer fire brigade made up of Yitzhar residents succeeded in extinguishing the fire, but were then attacked by Arabs rioting and throwing stones at them. A contingent of IDF soldiers arrived on the scene and used non-lethal riot-control methods to restore order, but residents say their complaints usually result in no response whatsoever from security forces. The fields, which were...
  • Olympic torch arrives on safer terrain in mainland China

    05/03/2008 12:23:05 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 2 replies · 127+ views
    Artorius Castus Blog ^ | 03 May 08 | AP
    SANYA, China (AP) -- After a much-protested journey, the Olympic torch reached this southern Chinese seaside resort Saturday night, beginning what organizers and Chinese citizens promised would be a trouble-free national tour.
  • Olympic torch relay in Japan [photos, Japan caters to China]

    04/26/2008 11:11:44 AM PDT · by charles m · 24 replies · 487+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 4/26/2008
    Japanese police officers stand on guard as pro-China supporters wave Chinese national flags before the start of the Olympic torch relay in Nagano, central Japan April 26, 2008. Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cui Tiankai, left, looks at Olympic flame attendants charged with the flame during the starting ceremony for the Olympic torch relay in Nagano, central Japan, Saturday, April 26, 2008. Pro-China supporters cheer as a police officer stand on guard before the start of the Olympic torch relay in Nagano, central Japan April 26, 2008. Holding small Chinese flags and a placard welcoming the Beijing Olympic torch relay,...
  • Chinese spectators 'attacked Tibet protesters at Canberra torch relay'

    04/24/2008 3:29:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 123+ views
    Times of London ^ | 04/24/08 | Paul Larter
    April 24, 2008 Chinese spectators 'attacked Tibet protesters at Canberra torch relay' Paul Larter, in Brisbane Mobs of Chinese supporters were accused of assaulting pro-Tibet campaigners on the sidelines of the Olympic torch relay in Australia today as scuffles broke out and at least seven protesters were arrested. There was none of the violence or disruption that marred the torch relay in London or Paris, and the Olympic flame travelled uninterrupted through Canberra, the capital. But observers said that behind the barricades Chinese nationals assaulted Tibetan activists and tore down their flags. Confrontations between an estimated 15,000 China supporters and...
  • European business officials warn China over consequences of boycott(counter-boycott?)

    04/23/2008 9:16:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 63+ views
    Strait Times ^ | 04/23/08
    European business officials warn China over consequences of boycott BEIJING - EUROPEAN business officials warned on Wednesday that calls in China for a boycott of French products since the raucous Olympic torch relay in Paris could spark a backlash against Chinese exports. France and high-profile French retailer Carrefour have been singled out by Chinese nationalists who saw the April 7 protests against the torch relay by pro-Tibetan groups and others as an insult to their national pride. Anger climaxed this past weekend with protests at the French Embassy in Beijing and at Carrefour outlets in at least nine Chinese cities....
  • Protests against French retailer Carrefour spread in China

    04/20/2008 5:24:39 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 15 replies · 154+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sat Apr 19, 3:00 PM ET | By HENRY SANDERSON
    BEIJING - Demonstrations against French supermarket chain Carrefour erupted in cities across China on Saturday, fueled by anger over the disruption of the Olympic torch relay when it went through Paris nearly two weeks ago. Other protesters gathered outside the French Embassy and the Beijing French School. The recent unrest in Tibet and protests during the worldwide Olympic torch relay have created a backlash of anger inside China against those viewed as supporting independence for Tibet. The nationalist outburst comes as Chinese state media has launched a sustained attack against foreign critics of China's Tibet policy and on the Dalai...
  • China's ally Pakistan holds top-security Olympic torch ceremony in stadium to foil street protests

    04/16/2008 9:27:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 104+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/16/08
    China's ally Pakistan holds top-security Olympic torch ceremony in stadium to foil street protests Pakistan hosted its leg of the troubled Olympic torch relay today in an invitation-only event guarded by tight security imposed by its pro-China government. Clearly worried about the possibility of protests or attacks on the high-profile ceremony, thousands of police stood guard with sniffer dogs. Protests against China's human rights record in Tibet have dogged the torch in London, Paris and San Francisco, but Pakistan has gone to great lengths to avoid trouble during the Olympic symbol's 22-hour visit. Televised live - the only way the...
  • Caption This Picture: White Liberals In San Fran

    04/09/2008 4:17:49 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 95 replies · 305+ views
    A Tibetan supporter, right, argues with a Chinese supporter at a rally for China's Olympic torch at the Ferry Plaza in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) I love these "peaceful" liberals out in San Fran. DO AS I SAY CHINESE WOMAN! I KNOW MORE ABOUT TIBET THAN YOU DO! I AM FROM SAN FRANCISCO!!
  • Japan says no to Chinese torch guards: reports

    04/11/2008 8:48:45 AM PDT · by fishhound · 18 replies · 42+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 11, 2008
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will not allow the squad of Chinese flame guards to intervene with the Beijing Olympic torch's progress when it arrives in a Japanese city this month, the national police head was quoted as saying on Friday. "We should not violate the principle that the Japanese police will firmly maintain security," Kyodo news agency quoted Shinya Izumi, head of the National Public Safety Commission, as saying. "We do not know what position the people who escorted the relay are in," Izumi was quoted as saying. "If they are for the consideration of security, it is our role."...
  • India to decide on Chinese guards for Olympic torch

    04/11/2008 9:30:17 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 4 replies · 64+ views
    Thaindian ^ | April 11th, 2008 - 9:51 pm | Staff
    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India has conveyed to China that the Tibetans have a right to hold peaceful demonstrations in a democratic country and that it will take a final decision on allowing Chinese security for the Olympic torch relay here next week. “It is India’s responsibility to ensure security of the Olympic torch through its territory. We have discussed the security of the torch with the Chinese,” official sources said Friday. “Nothing has been decided, however, to allow Chinese security personnel to be part of the security ring. That decision will depend on the situation immediately before the...