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  • Two die in bizarre crash involving bear on Hwy. 148

    06/07/2011 6:16:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies ^ | June 7, 2011
    A young Ottawa woman and her friend were killed Monday night in a bizarre collision involving two vehicles and a bear on Highway 148 in the Pontiac. Police say a vehicle travelling eastbound near Luskville, Que. hit the 300-pound black bear at about 10:30 Monday night, sending the animal into the opposite lane. The bear was then struck by an on-coming car, sending the animal through the windshield and out the back window. "Add the weight of the bear, about a 300-pound bear, plus the speed of the vehicle, it's a deadly impact," said Const. Martin Fournel, spokesperson for MRC-des-Collines-de-l'Outaouais....
  • 'I'll probably be an unbearable grandmother': Hillary Clinton on Chelsea, grandchildren and ...

    02/15/2011 7:29:37 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Feb. 15, 2011 | Jennifer Madison
    As U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is familiar with navigating personal and political minefields in the public eye. But there's one milestone she's anticipating with apprehension: becoming a grandmother. Speaking in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar, Mrs Clinton said that she'd probably be an 'unbearable' grandmother, but she'd love it if her newly-married daughter, Chelsea, were to have children
  • The unbearable whiteness of being on Journolist (important update)

    07/23/2010 2:01:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    american thinker ^ | 7/23/10 | Thomas Lifson
    The left wing cabal to manage the news known as Journolist is apparently guilty if one of the cardinal sins of the left: lack of diversity. Big Fur Hat, the comic genius who posts regularly on, has assembled head shots of the publicly identified members of the listserv group, and guess what? Not a single African-American is to be found. (See update below!) Of course, many members' identities still remain to be uncovered. They are so ashamed oif their behavior that they cower in the shadows. Perhaps there are a few African-Americans who will step forward and identify themselves,...
  • 105 F at 1 in the morning and it gets hot tomorrow

    07/22/2006 1:37:19 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 163 replies · 3,484+ views
    The Sun ^ | July 22, 2006 | BJungN an
    Excuse the (properly posted) vanity but dang it is hot! And tomorrow it get really hot with temps at 118 F and humidity at about 48 percent. Today they say it was 120 outside. It has its advantages.... 1. If you don't finish all your coffee on your morning drive, it is still hot when you come out for lunch. 2. If you like to drive with no hands that is not a problem - the steering wheel is too hot to touch anyhow. 3. No need to take you food into work to cook it. Just leave it on...
  • Bear Killed After Biting Boy Scout

    07/21/2006 1:08:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 278+ views
    AP ^ | 7/21/6
    Springville, Utah -- A black bear that bit a sleeping Boy Scout through the wall of his tent was shot after it later returned to the camp, authorities said. Colton Stewart, 14, woke up early Wednesday to a burning sensation in his upper arm, then realized it was a bear biting his arm through the tent, state wildlife officials said. He pulled away and heard the bear run off through the brush. "It wasn't biting viciously. They put their mouth on things to see what they taste like," said Anis Aoude, regional wildlife manager for the state Division of Wildlife...
  • 'Grizzly Man' a portrait of one strange dude - but excellent entertainment

    02/27/2006 7:55:25 AM PST · by GodfearingTexan · 156 replies · 4,071+ views
    Fellow FReepers, Last night I watched the Discovery Channel's debut of Grizzly Man, a documentary based upon the life of Timothy Treadwell. The film was mostly footage that Treadwell shot himself in Alaska, but also included interviews with close friends and associates. The dude was a nut, plain and simple. What he was thinking, I will never know. The film didn't do a very good job of explaining exactly what happened when he was killed. But it sounds like he happened upon a bear and before he could remove the camera lens cap, it attacked. Thus, there is audio of...
  • Bettis, Steelers snap Bears' eight-game win streak

    12/11/2005 3:55:14 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 31 replies · 456+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12-11-5 | (AP)
    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger smiles during a timeout late in the fourth quarter of a 21-9... PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The field was soft and muddy and the snow was falling heavily on one of those nasty-weather days most NFL offensive players despise. To Jerome Bettis, the conditions were next to perfect. Bettis, the NFL's No. 5 career rusher but a forgotten man much of the season, plowed through the muck and snow for two touchdowns and 101 yards and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat Chicago 21-9 on Sunday to end the Bears' eight-game winning streak. A season-long lack of...
  • Grizzly makes grisly

    08/28/2005 9:46:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 383+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/28/5 | Debra J. Saunders
    THE GOAL of Grizzly People, its Web site explains, is "to elevate the grizzly to the kindred state of the whale and dolphin through supportive education in the hopes that humans will learn to live in peace with the bear, wilderness and fellow humans." But as Werner Herzog's latest documentary, "Grizzly Man," demonstrated, the best way for man to live at peace with the bear is to not romanticize grizzlies and to give them a wide berth. Alas, Grizzly People founder Timothy Treadwell had Disney-fied the object of his affection. So, as Herzog chronicled, the 46-year-old bear activist and his...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Grizzly bears won't be given winners' names

    05/01/2005 7:20:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 444+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/1/5 | Patricia Yollin
    Top bidders in controversial auction pledge to consider all entries in original contest. Whatever the grizzly girls at the San Francisco Zoo end up being called, one thing is certain: They're not going to be Cinnie and Merrill. The Magowans of Hillsborough, who spent $32,500 on Friday night for the right to name the bears, have no desire for ursine posterity. Instead of serving as namesakes for the young refugees from Montana, as first announced, Merrill and Cinnie Magowan will consider all 750 entries in a public contest that was aggressively promoted and then dumped. "The citizens of San Francisco...
  • Shooting of bears stirs outcry

    02/10/2005 7:59:36 AM PST · by SmithL · 78 replies · 1,392+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/10/5 | Barte Osborn
    TAHOMA - Public reaction to the shooting Friday of three bears - a mother and two yearling cubs hibernating beneath a west Lake Tahoe cabin - is so intense the homeowners who authorized it fear for their lives. "It's a nightmare - every other call is a threat from someone who's going to burn down my cabin or shoot me on sight," Russ Tonda said Wednesday. Several weeks ago, the Granite Bay man and his wife discovered about $100,000 in damage to a cabin they've owned for 40 years in the Chamberlands neighborhood here. The culprits apparently were the bears,...
  • Herzog takes 'Grizzly' look at wild nature

    01/29/2005 11:37:21 AM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 612+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/29/5 | Tucker Malarkey
    Park City, Utah -- The thing with the animals has gone too far, according to Werner Herzog. It is the opening party for his film "Grizzly Man," premiering this week here at Sundance. The film addresses the gruesome demise of Timothy Treadwell, a man who believed he had transcended the sticky relationship between predator and prey, spending much of his time living peacefully among the grizzly bears of the Alaskan wilderness. Until he was eaten. While being devoured, Treadwell pleaded for his girlfriend to flee the area. Instead she hit the bear with a frying pan. She was also eaten....
  • War On All Fronts: What Else Is New?

    04/06/2003 2:19:32 PM PDT · by WarrenC · 4 replies · 224+ views
    Jerusalem Post Internet Division ^ | April 3, 2003 | John Podhoretz
    Join me, if you will, on a brief tour through the brain of the standard-issue mainstream American journalist, surveying the war in Iraq: "The battle plan is flawed. There are civilian casualties. There are military casualties. The generals briefing reporters in Qatar aren't saying enough. "The commanders on the ground are angry at the Pentagon. The Pentagon is lying when it says the war is going well. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld wouldn't let the armed forces bring in enough troops. "There aren't enough Iraqis cheering American and British troops, which means Iraqis hate American and British troops, which means they...
  • Call to boycott artist's 'dead teddy bear' show (IT'S THE ARTS ALERT)

    01/23/2003 5:40:00 PM PST · by MadIvan · 48 replies · 763+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 24, 2003 | Nigel Bunyan
    The owner of a toy museum is calling on the public to boycott an art exhibition that features the charred and mutilated bodies of teddy bears. Deady Bears, which forms part of a wider work entitled A Walk on the Darkside at the Artlounge gallery in Lytham St Anne's, Lancs, features cuddly toys that have been variously dismembered, pierced with 6in nails and daubed with red paint intended to resemble blood. Irena Thompson, who runs the nearby Toy and Teddy Bear Museum, is outraged. "This exhibition is simply dreadful, and I do not see what the artist is trying to...