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  • Python Tries to Bite Off More Than It Can Chew by Eating a Whole PORCUPINE - Spikes Puncture Insides

    07/30/2015 4:11:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Simon Tomlinson
    This giant snake died after swallowing a 30lb porcupine – which punctured its insides with its razor-sharp quills. The four-metre African rock python was found beneath a rocky ledge at Lake Eland Game Reserve in South Africa. Its innards had been lacerated by dozens of quills from the porcupine while trying to digest its meal. Reserve general manager Jennifer Fuller said: 'The exact reasons for the snake's death are not clear.
  • 'It's time to hold physical cash,' says one of Britain's most senior fund managers

    06/23/2015 6:46:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 20 June 2015 | Andrew Oxlade
    It may be time to put money under the mattress. High profile fund managers explain how to prepare for a 'systemic event' ___ Ian Spreadbury, who invests more than Ł4bn of investors’ money across a handful of bond funds for Fidelity, including the flagship Moneybuilder Income fund, is concerned that a “systemic event” could rock markets, possibly similar in magnitude to the financial crisis of 2008, which began in Britain with a run on Northern Rock. “Systemic risk is in the system and as an investor you have to be aware of that,” he told Telegraph Money. • Get a...
  • Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming closed again because of another chain-reaction crash

    05/07/2015 2:46:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Associated Press
    LARAMIE, Wyo. – Trucks and cars piled into one another Monday in dense fog on Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming, resulting in a fiery chain-reaction crash that killed one person, injured 16 and sent up a column of thick black smoke. The crash in a rural area 18 miles west of Laramie occurred four days after several pileups during a blinding snowstorm closed the busy interstate for two days.
  • Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Ban Bossy' Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead

    04/02/2014 3:06:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes. Sandberg -- the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book "Lean In" -- is spearheading the launch of a campaign today to ban the word "bossy," arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles. "We know that by middle school, more boys than girls want to lead," Sandberg said, "and if you ask girls why they don't want to lead, whether it's the school project all the way on to running for office, they don't want to be called bossy, and...
  • Kentucky's Sen. Mitch McConnell: Go Duke Basketball!

    03/26/2014 5:49:28 AM PDT · by SterlingSilver · 12 replies
    The News & Record - Greensboro Ky - Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2014 3:32 pm | Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Sen. Mitch McConnell's latest campaign video hit all the necessary Kentucky high points: horse racing, bluegrass — and Duke basketball? The campaign was scrambling this morning to remove an online video that features a split-second clip of Duke basketball players celebrating their 2010 national championship. The mistake comes as the basketball-crazy state of Kentucky prepares for the biggest game of the year. Kentucky and Louisville face off in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday night.
  • Bette Midler thanks IRS for targeting Tea Party groups

    05/27/2013 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    examiner ^ | 5/17/13 | Joe Newby
    Since news broke that the IRS targeted conservative organizations due to their political views, some on the left have celebrated the actions. The latest to do so is Bette Midler, who took to Twitter Thursday to thank the IRS for going after the small government movement, Twitchy reported. "The IRS overtaxing The Tea Party? I never thought I'd say this to the IRS - THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR DENYING 501C-4 to any group who hates," she wrote. Some of her followers expressed support for her position.
  • FAU student says he was suspended for not 'stepping on Jesus'

    03/26/2013 1:10:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies ^ | March 21, 2013 | Al Pefley
    DAVIE, Fla. -- A student at Florida Atlantic University's campus in Davie says he couldn't believe what he and his fellow students were asked to do by their instructor three weeks ago. Ryan Rotela, a junior from Coral Springs at FAU, said what happened was an insult to his intelligence. He said the instructor in his Intercultural Communications class at FAU told everyone in the class to take out a piece of paper, write the word JESUS on it in bold letters, and then put the paper on the floor and stomp on it. Ryan said while some of his...
  • College Student Says He’s Been Suspended After He Refused Prof’s Demand to Stomp on Jesus Sign

    03/26/2013 1:06:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies ^ | March 21, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Ryan Rotela, a junior at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), is waging a bizarre allegation against his professor, Dr. Deandre Poole. The student is claiming that he’s been suspended from his intercultural communications class for refusing to write “JESUS” on a sheet of paper, throw it on the floor and then stomp on it — a request that the instructor apparently made. If you’re already scratching your head, you’re not alone. The curious claim caught the attention of WPEC-TV, a South Florida CBS affiliate. Rotela, a devout Mormon, says he refused to participate in the purported activity and told Poole that...
  • Obama 'believed he had BEATEN Romney' in Denver debate - after ignoring advice of top aides

    10/09/2012 8:09:20 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 46 replies ^ | Oct 9, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Obama believes he'd got the better of Romney as he walked off stage to the dismay of his aides, according to a Democrat close to the campaign The President failed to prepare properly, opting instead to visit the Hoover Dam the day before the showdown Democrat claims he was so disdainful of Romney that he didn't think he needed to even engage with him Had one-liners on 47% prepared but chose not to use them When President Barack Obama stepped off the stage in Denver last week the 60 million Americans watching the debate against Mitt Romney already knew it...
  • Emails suggest Axelrod leaned on Gallup after unfavorable poll

    09/08/2012 6:40:57 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | Sep 6, 2012 | Fox News .com
    Employees at the venerable Gallup polling firm suggested they felt threatened by Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod when he questioned the methodology of a mid-April poll showing Mitt Romney leading the president – according to internal emails published Thursday. That poll showed Romney leading Obama 48-43 percent. The exchange, according to emails published by The Daily Caller, started when Axelrod sent a tweet saying the tracking poll was “saddled with some methodological problems” and directing followers to a National Journal story in which a professor suggested outdated sampling. According to the email chain titled “Axelrod vs. Gallup,” the White House...
  • Senate rejects Obama budget in 99-0 vote

    08/13/2012 3:13:11 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/12 | Erik Wasson and Daniel Strauss
    A budget resolution based on President Obama’s 2013 budget failed to get any votes in the Senate on Wednesday. In a 99-0 vote, all of the senators present rejected the president’s blueprint. It’s the second year in a row the Senate has voted down Obama’s budget. Obama's 2012 budget failed 97 to 0 last May after Obama himself last April said he wanted deeper deficit cuts. The House earlier this year unanimously rejected Obama's budget. (Failed 414 - 0)
  • National Enquirer says Obama has stomach parasites

    01/28/2011 10:10:41 AM PST · by SonnyBubba · 77 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | 1/19/2011 | National Enquirer
    WHY OBAMA IS SCARY SKINNY Photo by: Zuma The real reason behind PRESIDENT OBAMA's shocking weight loss - he's secretly battling stomach parasites, say sources. The pencil-thin president caught the parasites on a trip last year to Hawaii, where he and his family also vacationed over Christmas, according to top political insiders.
  • 2 Mississippi House Democrats announce switch to Republican Party

    01/20/2011 6:28:31 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 2 replies
    The Republic ^ | 1/20/11 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    JACKSON, Miss. — Two Mississippi lawmakers switched from Democrat to Republican on Thursday but said the new party affiliation won't change the way they vote because they've already been siding with the GOP on many issues. Reps. Margaret Rogers of New Albany and Russ Nowell of Louisville announced their switch Thursday during a news conference at the state Republican Party headquarters in Jackson. With the changes, there are now 53 Republicans and 68 Democrats in the state House of Representatives, with one vacant seat.
  • Next step for tight security could be trains, boats, metro

    12/01/2010 2:16:07 AM PST · by TheGoodBoy · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/10 02:09 PM ET | Jordy Yager
    The next step in tightened security could be on U.S. public transportation, trains and boats.
  • Obama Nominates Rabid Anti-gunner to Head the ATF

    11/30/2010 4:59:47 PM PST · by RandysRight · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Gun Rights ^ | Today | Gun Rights
    Anti gun Czar Monday, November 29, 2010 It was not a good sign that Barack Obama kept his nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives a secret until after the midterm election –- and then quickly announced that anti-gun zealot Andrew F. Traver would be named to fill the slot. After being blasted before November 2′s election by the liberal New York Times for failing to beef up the ATF by appointing a director –- for fear of the wrath of the “gun lobby” -– Obama gets right past the election and, presto chango, a...
  • Video: Supporters Ride W/ Boy To Show Backing For His U.S.-Flag-Decorated Bike After Ban

    11/16/2010 8:04:35 AM PST · by · 2 replies
    The California boy who flew the U.S. flag on his bike, which was abruptly banned by his school, has since garnered national attention and very generous support. Now, the boy received an escort to school of around a hundred people to school. After they arrived, they recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The initial incident arose when the 13- year Cody Alicea was told to remove the American flag from his bike he’s been displaying for 2 months by Denair Middle School in California.
  • Kid Told to Remove [US] Flag from Bike [by principal]

    11/15/2010 6:06:27 AM PST · by DBCJR · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Denair, CA Middle School principle tells student to take US flag off of his bicycle to ease racial tensions. It appears that some ethnic groups objected to his flying the flag on his bicycle on Veteran's Day. At some point our nation needs to say, "Enough is enough!" If a nation's borders, laws, entitlements, and identity are not respected, is it, in fact, a nation?
  • EPA Rejects Calls to Ban Lead in Ammo

    09/08/2010 2:31:46 AM PDT · by djf · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | Aug 27,2010 | Foxnews
    The Environmental Protection Agency has denied a petition filed by environmental activists seeking to ban lead in ammunition, saying such regulation is beyond the agency's authority. The agency's decision, announced Friday shortly after published its report on the issue, sided with hunters and fishermen who had argued that the such regulations weren't allowed under the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.
  • White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity (Commie Pigs at it again)

    07/29/2010 2:29:03 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 2 replies · 2+ views
    washington post ^ | 7/29/2010 | Ellen Nakashima
    The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation. The administration wants to add just four words -- "electronic communication transactional records" -- to a list of items that the law says the FBI may demand without a judge's approval. Government lawyers say this category of information includes the addresses to which an Internet user sends e-mail; the times and dates e-mail was sent and received; and possibly a...
  • MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Accuses Obama Of ‘Loyalty’ Issues For Not Going On His Show

    07/25/2010 7:15:47 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 41 replies · 2+ views
    Mediaite, LLC/FNC ^ | July 24th, 2010 | Frances Martel
    MSNBC and talk radio host Ed Schultz delivered his address to the progressive congregation of bloggers at the Netroots Nation conference, and he had some strong words for the White House. Alluding to the Shirley Sherrod fiasco, Schultz quipped that the White House “must have a sissy room,” and that despite the fact that he “busted my ass for Obama,” the President visited Special Report with Bret Baier, “in my time slot.”.... But the sharpest attack was about President Obama himself, and it was, specifically, for never agreeing to be on The Ed Show: “I busted my ass for Obama....
  • Ancient Buried Ship Found at Ground Zero Site

    07/15/2010 10:07:56 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AOLNews ^ | 7/15/2010 | AP
    The ship was buried as junk two centuries ago - landfill to expand a bustling little island of commerce called Manhattan. When it re-emerged this week, surrounded by skyscrapers, it was an instant treasure that popped up from the mud near ground zero. A 32-foot piece of the vessel was found in soil 20 feet under street level, amid noisy bulldozers excavating a parking garage for the future World Trade Center. Near the site of so many grim finds - Sept. 11 victims' remains, twisted steel - this discovery was as unexpected as it was thrilling. Historians say the ship,...
  • New Ariz. Poll Shows Mccain Leading GOP Challenger (64 percent to 19)

    07/14/2010 1:17:33 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 213 replies · 1+ views ^ | 14 Jul 2010 |
    A new poll shows Arizona Sen. John McCain widening his lead over his Republican challenger ahead of next month's GOP primary. The Rocky Mountain Poll released Wednesday shows McCain leading former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth 64 percent to 19 percent. Political newcomer Jim Deakin had 5 percent. McCain's margin has widened from a 54 percent to 28 percent lead he held over Hayworth in the same poll in April. The telephone poll was conducted by the Behavior Research Center between June 30 and July 11 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.4 percentage points. Pollsters surveyed...
  • Porn film shot in London hospital

    07/07/2010 5:20:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7/7/10 | afp
    LONDON (AFP) – A "big budget" porn film was shot inside a London hospital which hired out one of its unused wards in return for a substantial sum of money, a British lawmaker has revealed. The unnamed film, described by Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt as a "big budget" porn movie, was filmed in a hospital in the British capital several years ago. "When I was director of Kensington and Chelsea Council, I discovered that one of our local hospitals was hiring out one of its closed -- but fully-equipped wards -- to a film company to use as a film...
  • Fowler on Palin's qualifications [Dem chairwoman says these consist of "she hasn't had an abortion"]

    09/11/2008 11:16:03 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 9 replies · 146+ views
    The Politico ^ | 9/10/08 | Ben Smith
    The South Carolina Democratic Chairwoman, Carol Fowler ...said McCain had chosen a running mate "whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”
  • The George W. Bush Sewage Treatment Plant

    07/19/2008 7:26:10 PM PDT · by Finntann · 33 replies · 106+ views
    Washington's Farewell ^ | 18 July 08 | Finntann
    The Granola state is at it again, with a proposal to dis'honor' George Bush by naming a sewage plant after him.

    04/20/2008 5:58:12 AM PDT · by kellynla · 43 replies · 62+ views
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called John McCain yesterday to personally apologize and denounce comments an adviser of hers reportedly made slamming the GOP senator over his time in captivity in Vietnam. The move from one potential 2008 presidential candidate to another was sparked by a column in The New York Times, in which Maureen Dowd quoted an anonymous adviser talking about McCain's criticism of the Clintons over their North Korea position. The adviser said Team Clinton thought McCain was doing the White House's dirty work by criticizing the Clintons and ended up "looking similar to the way he did on...
  • Chinese military 'hacked into Pentagon'

    09/05/2007 2:40:07 PM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies · 571+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 9/5/2007 | Stephen Adams
    The Chinese military shut down the Pentagon's computer network for more than a week during an unprecedented cyber attack, according to leaked reports of an internal investigation. China has flatly denied the allegation, dismissing it as a product of "Cold War" thinking. However, American officials claim the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been implicated. One US official told the Financial Times that an internal investigation had revealed the exact provenance of the attack in June this year, believed to be the most successful cyber attack ever carried out on the Pentagon. The newspaper cited another source as saying there was...
  • San Diego Firefighters Forced to Participate in "Gay Pride" Parade File Lawsuit Against City

    08/11/2007 8:02:03 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 52 replies · 1,854+ views ^ | August 7, 2007
    San Diego Firefighters Forced to Participate in "Gay Pride" Parade File Lawsuit Against City Subjected To Gross Sexual Gestures and Obscenities Typical of "Gay Pride" Events SAN DIEGO, CA, August 7, 2007 ( - Four respected San Diego firefighters were ordered, against their wishes, to participate in uniform on their city fire truck in the city's annual "Gay Pride" parade. During the course of the ensuing three hour long ordeal, the firefighters were subjected to obscene sexual taunts from homosexuals lining the parade route. This included the following statements: "show me your hose," "you can put out my fire," "you're...
  • Gingrich Admits to Affair During Clinton Impeachment [3/9/2007]

    05/15/2007 8:33:48 AM PDT · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 40 replies · 970+ views
    ABC News ^ | 5-15-2007 | Jake Tapper - ABC News
    Gingrich Admits to Affair During Clinton Impeachment In Radio Interview, Gingrich Acknowledges Cheating on First and Second Wives By JAKE TAPPER March 9, 2007 E-mail Print Setting the stage for his entry into the presidential race, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., gave a radio interview to be broadcast today with Focus on the Family's James Dobson, in which Gingrich for the first time publicly acknowledged cheating on his first and second wives. "There were times when I was praying and when I felt I was doing things that were wrong. But I was still doing them," Gingrich said during...
  • "Women's town" to put men in their place

    04/26/2007 7:02:41 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 22 replies · 1,812+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 26, 2007 | Reuters
    Chinese tourism authorities are seeking investment to build a novel concept attraction -- the world's first "women's town," where men get punished for disobedience, an official said Thursday. The 2.3-square-km Longshuihu village in the Shuangqiao district of Chongqing municipality, also known as "women's town," was based on the local traditional concept of "women rule and men obey," a tourism official told Reuters. "Traditional women dominate and men have to be obedient in the areas of Sichuan province and Chongqing, and now we are using it as an idea to attract tourists and boost tourism," the official, surname Li, said by...

    04/24/2007 7:17:48 PM PDT · by aprilmapes · 27 replies · 2,022+ views
    The murder trial of famed record producer Phil Spector is set to open this Wednesday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. The legendary rock and roll music producer is charged with killing actress Lana Clarkston at his Alhambra mansion February 3rd 2003. The presiding Judge, Larry Paul Fidler, has agreed that cameras will be allowed in the courtroom and the trial will be televised. Judge Fidler said that he believed it was time to be able move on from the OJ Simpson murder trial. "We have to get by that case," he said. "There's going to come a timethat it...
  • 'Question Mark' Killer Quietly Seethed With Rage

    04/17/2007 2:07:27 PM PDT · by Bosco · 71 replies · 3,180+ views
    Fox News Web Site ^ | 4/`7/2007 | Fox News
    Virginia Tech police on Tuesday morning identified Cho, 23, as the man whose body had been found in Norris Hall, site of the worst shooting spree in American history, lying next to two semi-automatic pistols. He apparently had scrawled the words "ISMAIL AX" on the inside of one arm, according to the Chicago Tribune, which may be a reference to the Islamic account of the Biblical sacrifice of Abraham.
  • DUI Police Academy instructor charged with DUI, caught driving without pants

    08/01/2006 8:24:23 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 24 replies · 741+ views
    WTSB ^ | 8/1/06 | Mikey_1962
    PLANTATION, Florida - A Plantation, Florida Police Academy DUI instructor was charged with drunken driving after she was clocked doing 90 mph and found to be lacking any pants. The Plantation Police Internal Affairs report released this week says Officer Laurie Primeau had an open bottle of Southern Comfort in her car when she was arrested on Dec. 9. But her lawyer said the booze was merely a training device for cadets, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. The Orange County Sheriff's deputy who pulled Primeau over for speeding after she nearly collided with his cruiser said he was “kinda shocked”...
  • The Democrats tried to steal the 2000 Presidential election !

    06/11/2006 6:13:57 AM PDT · by marc costanzo · 80 replies · 2,885+ views
    Bill Sammon's book: AT ANY COST ^ | 6-11-06 | Marc Costanzo
    A political reporter who was on the road with Gore during campaign 2000 takes a highly critical look at the post-election-day efforts by Gore and his team to, in the author's view, "steal the election." He chronicles the events as they unfolded day by day, and provides much behind-the-scenes reporting on the Gore team. Word from the Publisher AT ANY COST is the inside story of exactly how Al Gore dragged a one-day presidential election into a five-week ordeal and nearly pulled off the largest act of political larceny ever in American politics. Award-winning reporter Bill Sammon spent months on...
  • Sen. Clinton apologizes to Chelsea for work comment

    05/22/2006 5:52:31 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies · 869+ views
    AP ^ | Monday, May 15, 2006
    After telling an audience that young people today "think work is a four-letter word," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she apologized to her daughter. "I said, 'I'm sorry, I didn't mean to convey the impression that you don't work hard,"' Clinton said Sunday in a commencement address at Long Island University. "I just want to set the bar high, because we are in a competition for the future." Clinton spoke to more than 2,000 graduates days after she criticized young people at a gathering of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. There she said young people have a sense...
  • Hacker who hit Free Dominion busted! [ by FBI ] (also hit )

    07/11/2005 6:23:27 AM PDT · by AFPhys · 33 replies · 1,682+ views
    Free Dominion ^ | 07/ 06/ 05 | Entropy Squared
    Hacker who hit Free Dominion busted! American law enforcement agencies have done what their Canadian counterparts could not, or would not do; they have busted the jerk who hacked Free Dominion a couple of months ago and caused us no end of grief. Remember him bragging about his Internet Liberation Front? He hit too, and they worked with the FBI to nail his butt. Three cheers for the FBI. Hurray Hurray Hurray ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hacker Caught In January 2005, Jeremy Hammond and the hacker group collectively known as the "Internet Liberation Front" gained illegal access to the ProtestWarrior server. Thousands...
  • Is Politics Your Bag?

    02/10/2005 12:50:55 PM PST · by sportutegrl · 20 replies · 553+ views
    Consumer Reports
    Sorry for the vanity, but I can't post it as there is a charge for content. The March 2005 Consumer Reports, "Selling It", desribes a computer and tote bags being sold in the U.S. and Canada by Tom Bihn, a company based in Washington state. Attached to the bags is a tag with the typical care instructions in english and french, but continuing in french: Ne pas repasser nous sommes desoles que notre president soit un idiot. Nour n'avons pas vote pour lui.
  • Atheist Asks Court to Ban Inaugural Prayer

    01/18/2005 10:15:21 AM PST · by alessandrofiaschi · 95 replies · 2,017+ views ^ | 18/1/2005 | HOPE YEN, AP
    WASHINGTON - The atheist who tried to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to bar the saying of a prayer at President Bush's inauguration. In an emergency filing, Michael Newdow argued that a prayer at Thursday's ceremony would violate the Constitution by forcing him to accept unwanted religious beliefs. His request has been rejected by two lower courts. Newdow also asked that Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who is designated as the justice to hear emergency appeals for the D.C. Circuit, recuse himself because he is scheduled to swear in Bush and...