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  • Protesters Plan to Shut Down (San Francisco) Muni Service on Monday

    07/14/2012 10:47:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Jul. 13 2012 at 8:40 AM | Erin Sherbert
    Muni officials are scrambling to prepare for a planned protest in the city's Bayview neighborhood next week that's sure to screw up your commute come Monday. The Examiner brings us the bad news this morning, explaining that demonstrators are calling on all Muni lines to be shut down—and they claim to have plenty of good reasons for it, including the Police Department's racial discrimination policies and Muni's ongoing attack on organized labor. … A random group called the Humanists for Revolutionary Socialism is backing Monday's protest, dubbed "Kenneth Harding Jr. Transit Shut Down Day" and blames Muni's policies for Harding's...
  • TIME: Obama Campaign Says Mitt Romney Is Either A Crook Or A Liar

    07/13/2012 7:49:39 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    TIME ^ | 7-13-12 | Michael Scherer (Confirmed Obama Journo-Lister)
    Mitt Romney wants you to know that both of these things are true: 1. He remained the “controlling person” in a number of Bain Capital investments between 1999 and 2002, when he left to work on the Salt Lake City Olympics. 2. He had no actual personal control over those investments during that time. This is not a particularly comfortable position for a presidential candidate to be in, though it is also not exactly an unusual one for Romney, who has, among other things, taken credit for both Obama’s bailout of Detroit and for opposing Obama’s bailout of Detroit. ---SNIP---...
  • Harry Reid: Romney ‘couldn’t be confirmed as a dog catcher’(Desperate democraps!)

    07/12/2012 2:33:36 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 07/12/12 | Holly Bailey
    President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies have launched a sustained attack this week over Mitt Romney's refusal to release additional tax returns, suggesting the Republican nominee is trying to "hide" something from the American people. On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested Romney would never win Senate confirmation for a Cabinet position because "he won't show anybody his tax returns." But as Politico reports, Reid took that criticism a step further on Thursday, saying that Romney couldn't even win confirmation to be a "dog catcher."
  • Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China (No shock, Sherlock!)

    07/12/2012 8:59:55 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/11/2012 | Yahoo News
    They are the pride of America - Team U.S.A. - and for the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in London, they'll be proudly wearing red, white and blue, from beret to blazer. The classic American style - shown in an image above - was crafted by designer Ralph Lauren. But just how American is it? When ABC News looked at the labels, it found "made in China." Every item in the uniforms that the U.S. athletes will be wearing at the opening ceremony in London will carry an overseas label.
  • EPA Begins Civil Rights Investigation of TVA Coal Ash Disposal

    07/07/2012 1:08:10 PM PDT · by EBH · 12 replies
    EPA's Office of Civil Rights said it will investigate a discrimination complaint filed by residents of Perry County, AL, home to the Arrowhead landfill which has accepted spilled coal ash from the massive Tennessee Valley Authority 2008 spill in Kingston, TN. The residents allege the state violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act by issuing the landfill its permits. EPA's OCR wrote a June 14 letter to David Ludder, the attorney representing 54 Perry County residents who filed the civil rights complaint against the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), saying it "has accepted for investigation" the allegations that...
  • Move over, steroids: Why the universal DH will be baseball’s next big controversy

    06/27/2012 12:46:24 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wed, Mar 7, 2012
    There exists in this universe a type of pitiable creature who will take any opportunity to tell you why he doesn't watch baseball any more even though he used to be a self-described "big fan." You know exactly who I'm talking about. He's the type of guy who says he hasn't been to a game since the strike that apparently ripped his heart out even though there has been plenty of time to heal — a child born in August 1994 will be able to cast a vote in the election this fall. He's also the type of guy who...
  • Israel Police deploys large forces in central Tel Aviv as protesters gather for mass rally

    06/26/2012 11:15:12 AM PDT · by EBH
    Haartz ^ | 6/23/12
    A large number of police officers were stationed on Saturday in central Tel Aviv as social activists prepared to march in protest of Friday' arrests. 12 people were taken into custody as police used what the protesters called excessive force. Under the banner "Emergency protest! Returning the power to the people," activists plan to march on Rotchild Blvd, the site of last year's most prominent "tent city," and hold a rally at Habima Theater Square. They plan to join forces with another demonstration in support of Israel's gay community, which has been attacked by several Israeli politicians in recent days....
  • Obama Event Registry...????

    06/25/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up? Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.
  • Damn You Jim Thompson....(stop waving your magic 503 wand!)

    06/24/2012 10:15:11 AM PDT · by Vendome · 41 replies
    Vanity of Desperation | 6/24/2012 | Vendome
    Jim Thompson! You are ruining my Sunday Morning News Catch up! Please go back to practicing your sorcery on DU or KOS. Really, we appreciate your work on DU or KOS and watching you make their heads spin observing their wild EyEd KuhRayZeeNeeness. Maybe you're confused but....we're your friends. The Troll are few here and the force is strong with you. Do your work were it is most effective and confuse dem dummeez. Maybe you can lead a few to salvation while your at Thanks for all you. Your friend, Vendome
  • The Future Of Military Surveillance

    06/19/2012 3:21:55 PM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 19th, 2012 | Staff
    The kinds of drones making the headlines daily are the heavily armed CIA and U.S. Army vehicles which routinely strike targets in Pakistan - killing terrorists and innocents alike. But the real high-tech story of surveillance drones is going on at a much smaller level, as tiny remote controlled vehicles based on insects are already likely being deployed. Over recent years a range of miniature drones, or micro air vehicles (MAVs), based on the same physics used by flying insects, have been presented to the public.
  • Obama makes election-year change in deportation policy (desperation time for Waldo!)

    06/15/2012 9:01:37 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/2012 | Jonathan Easley and Jordy Yager
    The Obama administration announced Friday it will stop deporting illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age. The politically charged decision comes as Obama faces a tough reelection fight against Republican Mitt Romney, with Hispanic voters in swing states seen as a key bloc. The change in policy could allow as many as 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States illegally not only to remain in the country without fear of being deported, but to work legally, according to a senior administration official speaking to reporters Friday.
  • Cruel June for Obama, Dems _ and could get worse... (could?)

    06/07/2012 8:28:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 06/06/12 | DONNA CASSATA
    Just one week old, June already is proving a cruel month for President Barack Obama and the Democrats - and it could get a lot worse. The political blows from Tuesday's bitter loss in Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall and from last week's abysmal unemployment numbers, bad as they were, could multiply before the month is out.
  • Why that spare tyre could be GOOD for your health (may help to regulate your immune system)

    06/07/2012 7:05:31 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies ^ | 6 June 2012 | Emma Reynolds
    Dieters desperate to get rid of that spare tyre can finally let it all hang out. That muffin-top could actually help to regulate the immune system and provide a first line of defence against infection and viruses. A hard-to-shift beer belly could even help regenerate damaged tissue after an injury. The fatty membrane in the belly, called the omentum, has never seemed to serve much of a purpose. But now the research by scientists in Chicago has shown it can be a health benefit - and their discovery could lead to the development of new drugs for organ transplant patients...
  • 5 bodies found in Ariz may be latest drug violence...(Maybe Gilligan?....)

    06/05/2012 7:12:00 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 06/05/12 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    In the desert within 35 miles of one of the nation's largest cities and about 70 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Arizona authorities found a car ablaze with five bodies burned beyond recognition inside. The location of the smoldering car in a known smuggling corridor and the nature of the crime itself have Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu saying that he's all but certain a violent cartel is responsible. The area known as the Vekol Valley where the bodies were found has been the scene of shootouts among smuggling groups fighting over loads of drugs or illegal immigrants, high-speed...
  • Allah Will ‘Bring Down’ America’s Skyscrapers: (What is this clown's problem...?)

    05/31/2012 9:47:21 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 05/29/12 | Billy Hallowell
    Faith Allah Will ‘Bring Down’ America’s Skyscrapers: Horrific New Farrakhan Audio Praising Sharia Law and Threatening ‘Death’ Unless ‘America Submits’ Posted on May 29, 2012 at 5:48pm by Billy Hallowell Print »Email » Comments (582)•Farrakhan erupts in fervent conclusion to nearly three-hour speech •Speaks favorably of sharia law and seems highlights violent actions within it •Says that if the U.S. bombs Iran, Allah will “take out” U.S. cities “with earthquakes” •Farrakhan promises that Allah will “kill a lot” and bring calamity until “America submits” The Blaze’s Benny Johnson contributed to this report. The Minister Louis Farrakhan isn’t one to avoid...
  • Obama’s Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say (10/30/07)

    05/25/2012 11:05:05 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | 30th October, 2007 | Janny Scott
    He tells of underheated sublets, a night spent in an alley, a dead neighbor on the landing. From their fire escape, he and an unnamed roommate watch “white people from the better neighborhoods” bring their dogs to defecate on the block. He takes a job in an unidentified “consulting house to multinational corporations,” where he is “a spy behind enemy lines,” startled to find himself with a secretary, a suit and money in the bank.
  • Larry Flynt: 'President Obama Has Overperformed ... Done a Marvelous Job'

    05/25/2012 9:14:34 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 24 replies
    The weekly standard ^ | 24th May 2012 | John McCormack
    "I think President Obama has overperformed," Flynt says. "He got handed on his platter when he became president more than any president in history ever had to deal with.... I think he's done a marvelous job." In the wide-ranging interview with Salam, Flynt talks about his brief but "profound" religious experience in the 1970s, as well as his views on why pornography is good for society.  "I did have a very profound religious experience," Flynt said. "I sought out a psychiatrist immediately after it happened to me."  "This is largely thought to be because of an iodine deficiency in your diet,"...
  • A look inside the ‘world’s nicest prison’(Let me guess, It's in the worlds nicest country?)

    05/24/2012 2:44:14 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/24/12 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Picture this: A small Norwegian island dotted with pine trees, rocky coasts, rustic farms and private, wooden cottages. It sounds almost like the perfect romantic getaway. But the residents are actually inmates confined to what some are calling the "world's nicest prison." CNN has an excellent, in-depth look at Bastoy Prison, located on a one-square-mile island in southern Norway. It's unconventional to say the least; neither the prisoners nor the guards wear uniforms, and the inmates have keys to their own rooms. "It's still prison," said one inmate, "Luke," 23, who withheld his full name. "In your mind, you are...
  • Bill Clinton Poses With Porn Stars (Slick Willy doesn't miss a beat)

    05/24/2012 8:36:17 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/24/12 | Chris Good
    Bill Clinton cannot escape himself. The former president posed for an impromptu photo with two porn stars Wednesday, the celebrity news-gossip site TMZ reported. He reportedly posed at a casino in Monte Carlo, Monaco, where Clinton attended a “Nights in Monaco” fundraising gala. At least two other celebrities, actresses Diane Kruger and Rose McGowan, were in attendance.
  • How Facebook could destroy the U.S. economy (Tulips anyone?)

    05/22/2012 7:35:57 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 05/22/12 | Paul Farrell
    Facebook just joined a “troubled club,” warns the Economist. Now it’s just another “endangered public company.” Yes, endangered. The number of public companies has declined 37% since 1997. The number of IPOs has dropped from 311 annually before 2000 to 99 the past decade. Meanwhile, the smart CEOs and the Super Rich are “going private,” to avoid government red tape restricting capitalism. Reuters Over at BusinessWeek they’re warning investors that the growing number of “cutesy mascots” is a dangerous reminder “of the dot-com boom’s irrational exuberance.” They’re also red flagging new reports that “more Chinese investors are betting on U.S....