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  • Another Grand Canyon visitor falls to his death

    04/05/2019 12:21:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    cbs ^ | 04/05/2019
    Park rangers responded to a call shortly before noon Wednesday that someone had fallen over the rim. The park's helicopter and technical rescue team recovered the body of a 67-year-old man. The name and hometown of the man wasn't immediately available. The National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner are investigating the death, park officials said. A spokeswoman said it was the first over-the-edge death this year at Grand Canyon National Park, which had 17 fatalities last year.
  • 91-year-old man beaten with brick, told 'go back to Mexico'

    07/10/2018 2:29:54 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue July 10, 2018 | Paul Vercammen
    Tears glistened on the black and purple bruises covering 91-year-old Rodolfo Rodriguez's face as he described being attacked by a group of people while going for a walk on the Fourth of July. "I can't walk anymore," Rodriguez said in Spanish. "I'm in so much pain." He'll be turning 92 in September, Rodriguez said, and he's never been hurt like this before, in a life working the fields with cattle and corn. He had traveled from Michoacan, Mexico, to visit his family in Willowbrook, California, a city in Los Angeles County, his grandson Erik Mendoza said. He makes the trip...
  • Chimpanzee Has Deadly Aim And It's Left Hanging From Woman's Nose (Humor) - 18 sec clip

    04/05/2017 3:32:25 PM PDT · by bogusname · 30 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/5/2017 | Salt
    The chimp at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan threw feces into a crowd of visitors. The nasty pile hit the woman right in the face and was left hanging from her nose.
  • WATCH: Fishing Net Surprise

    11/08/2016 6:32:23 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 11 replies
    gCaptain ^ | November 7, 2016 | Unk
    Video of surprising fish catch in a net.
  • WA:Yelm Man Shoots Unwanted Visitor in Leg

    12/23/2013 4:36:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 4 December, 2013 | NA
    Billy Willingham, 51, reportedly called 9-1-1 and said he had just shot someone in the leg. When law enforcement arrived at the scene, they located a 41-year-old man lying on the ground with a single gunshot wound to his leg. (snip) The victim refused to leave despite being told to leave, Willingham said. He reportedly told the victim "he better leave or he would shoot him." The victim reportedly again refused to leave and Willingham shot him one time.
  • White House takes down White House visitor logs, blames Republicans

    10/10/2013 4:04:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/ | Patrick Howley
    The White House has taken down online White House visitor logs and blamed Congress. The logs, which were posted beginning in December 2009 “as part of President Obama’s commitment to government transparency,” are the latest victims of a partial government shutdown that has temporarily idled 17 percent of the federal workforce. “Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this web site may not be up to date. Some submissions may not be processed, and we may not be able to respond to your inquiries,” reads the index page for the visitor logs.
  • Appeals court says White House visitor logs can be kept from public

    08/30/2013 4:25:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/30/13 | MARK TAPSCOTT
    President Obama and his successors in the Oval Office are not obligated to make public the names of individuals visiting the White House, according to a decision of the federal Circuit Court for the District of Columbia made public Friday. The case was brought by Judicial Watch, the government watchdog nonprofit that has been fighting a long legal battle seeking to force release of the White House visitor logs as public records under the Freedom of Information Act. But in a decision that is drawing intense criticism from across the ideological spectrum, the circuit court said the president has a...
  • Who Is White House Visitor Hisham Altalib?

    09/26/2012 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib -- which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood's American...
  • Why don’t White House visitor logs report Hollywood Halloween guests?

    01/09/2012 12:50:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/9/12 | Michelle Malkin
    Well, I’ve just finished scouring the White House visitor logs. Regular readers know I seem to be one of the few in the media who actually does such a thing. Regular readers also know that I’ve pointed out time and again that the logs are incomplete, misleading, obtuse, and designed to make it as difficult as possible to figure out who has visited and when. So, it is no surprise that neither director Tim Burton nor actor Johnny Depp — hosts of the big 2009 Hollywood Halloween bash at the White House — show up in the visitor logs. At...
  • Did you miss the Thanksgiving White House visitor log document dump?

    11/28/2011 11:35:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/28/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Just like clockwork, the Obama administration never misses an opportunity to unload thousands of records it hopes no one will ever bother sifting through during the holidays. On Black Friday, the White House released more visitor log info — trumpeting disclosures it has fought tooth and nail. I’ve started looking through the data. And you can, too, right here:
  • White House visitor logs show Rahm spent quality time with the media

    10/03/2010 10:17:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/3/10 | Gautham Nagesh
    Judging by the list of journalists he's met with while serving as White House chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel won't have any trouble attracting media attention for his campaign to be mayor of Chicago. The transparency watchdog Sunlight Foundation reviewed the White House visitor's logs and found a long list of journalists who sat down with Emanuel for some face time. Sunlight's Paul Blumenthal notes that while most of Emmanuel's interactions with the press were likely by phone or e-mail, the list of reporters who've met him in person is extensive.
  • Justice Dept. Asked For News Site's Visitor Lists

    11/10/2009 9:55:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies · 2,047+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11/10/09 | Declan McCullagh
    In a case that raises questions about online journalism and privacy rights, the U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day. The grand jury subpoena also required the Philadelphia-based Web site "not to disclose the existence of this request" unless authorized by the Justice Department, a gag order that presents an unusual quandary for any news organization.
  • SEIU’s Stern Tops White House Visitor List

    11/01/2009 9:35:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,526+ views
    WSJ ^ | 11/1/09 | Susan Davis
    Promising “transparency like you’ve never seen before,” The White House released its visitor log this evening under a new voluntary disclosure policy. The log chronicles 481 visits to the White House from individuals ranging from Jay-Z to Bill Gates from January through July. The list includes William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Michael Moore, Robert Kelly (R. Kelly), Malik Shabazz, and Michael Jordan.
  • Ga. shrine to Jimmy Carter faces funding cuts

    04/06/2009 12:32:27 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 23 replies · 804+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 23, 2009 | AP
    On the outskirts of Jimmy Carter's ancestral home, miles from the nearest interstate, sits a state shrine to Georgia's native president. The Plains Visitor Information Center pays tribute to the peanut farmer-turned-president, and it also stands as a reminder that even one of the most sacred names in Georgia politics can fall victim to a budget crisis. It is the least-visited of Georgia's 11 state-run visitor's centers, attracting 65,000 people last year.
  • Boston visit advice. tourist trap avoidance?

    09/01/2008 9:03:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies · 625+ views
    Illinois freeper plannning on visiting the Boston, MA area this month and seeking advice on avoidance of tourist traps. Interest is primarily history, (without the usual PC spin seen today in most large cities). Any advice from MA freepers is appreciated. Tips and photos of Boston tourist attractions and tourist traps, posted by real travelers and Boston locals.
  • Muslims in fatal denial of HIV/AIDS

    07/17/2005 10:08:48 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 58 replies · 2,225+ views ^ | July 18, 2005 | Laura Kelley and Nicholas Eberstadt
    <p>Few Islamic countries have taken steps to tackle the pandemic as the death toll continues to mount.</p> <p>''I just pray that God ends my life before more symptoms show. I don't want to create problems for my family.''</p> <p>Before his HIV-positive diagnosis in 2001, the Egyptian engineer who spoke these words thought that AIDS was a faraway disease that afflicted only foreigners. He had no idea that the global AIDS pandemic had reached his country. Now he says he would rather kill himself than be rejected along with his family by neighbors and friends, who regard HIV as synonymous with sin and shame.</p>
  • The Great UFO Debate

    07/15/2005 5:21:02 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 44 replies · 1,311+ views ^ | Thursday, July 14, 2005 | Seth Shostak
    The good news is that polls continue to show that between one and two-thirds of the public thinks that extraterrestrial life exists. The weird news is that a similar fraction thinks that some of it is visiting Earth. Several recent television shows have soberly addressed the possibility that alien craft are violating our air space, occasionally touching down long enough to allow their crews to conduct bizarre (and, in most states, illegal) experiments on hapless citizens. While these shows tantalize viewers by suggesting that they are finally going to get to the bottom of the so-called "UFO debate", they never...
  • Capitol visitor center to open fall 2006

    05/03/2005 4:23:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 264+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/3/05 | Mary Dalrymple - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A visitor center for Capitol tourists will open next fall at a cost of more than $500 million, the Capitol's chief architect told skeptical lawmakers on Tuesday. The center, the largest and most expensive construction project in the building's 200-year history, has been plagued by cost overruns and delays. "My own guess is that I'd be happy if this thing were open by Labor Day of 2007," said Rep. David Obey of Wisconsin, the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee. "I think this project illustrates the problems that how government is inherently wasteful and inefficient," said...
  • Jennings Explores ABCs of UFOs

    02/21/2005 4:14:51 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 139 replies · 3,230+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, February 20, 2005 | Kathy Blumenstock
    Flying saucers and strange beings who have visited Earth aren't the typical topics reported by Peter Jennings, anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight." Jennings, whose new two-hour special tackles the subject of UFOs, admits he and his production team began the project with doubts and a dose of curiosity. "We have a lot of skeptics -- I am very skeptical -- but we seriously investigated something a lot of people are serious about," he said. "And when we come to the end, this is wonderfully interesting. "More than 80 million Americans believe intelligent beings from somewhere else have come here,"...
  • Hotel Talks Set to Resume (Strike Possible While Visitors in Town for Inauguration)

    01/05/2005 8:16:12 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 1 replies · 255+ views
    WTOP ^ | 1/5/2005 | n/a
    Hotel Talks Set to Resume WASHINGTON (AP) - The clock is ticking toward the presidential inauguration, and with that in mind, both sides in the hotel workers contract dispute go back to the bargaining table Thursday. About 3,500 workers at 14 upscale D.C. hotels have been working without a contract since Sept. 15. The bellmen, housekeepers, cooks and others have voted to authorize a strike against the Hotel Association of Washington, D.C. That group represents properties including the Washington Hilton and the Marriott Wardman Park - both of which host inaugural balls later this month. It's been almost a month...