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  • Hungry Venezuelans killing flamingos and anteaters for food, biologists say

    02/11/2017 2:39:40 PM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 10, 2017 | Gustavo Ocando
    Biology student Luis Sibira stumbled across the first set of gory remains last November: eight pink flamingos, their breasts and torsos sliced out, leaving their heads, spindly legs and vivid feathers scattered across the marshy ground at Las Peonias Lagoon in western Venezuela. [Snip] There are other signs that food shortages have led to the slaughtering of animals not generally considered meat: giant anteaters, for one. The university investigators - biologists and biology students - say they have kept records to show that dozens of the slow-moving creatures, classified as "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, also...
  • Mistakes on economy make Obama vulnerable

    09/02/2012 10:47:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/1/12 | Andrew S. Ross
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, with a number of Bay Area executives, economists and campaign contributors in his corner, has made it quite clear he'll be campaigning almost exclusively on the sitting president's handling of the economy. .. let's get straight to the points where, in my humble opinion, Obama is vulnerable. -- "Misunderestimation": In Vice President Biden's words, "we misread how bad the economy was." That is, they misread how deep the recession went, the extent to which its roots preceded the Bush administration and how long the recovery would take. -- Too little: The $787 billion stimulus package...
  • Vulnerable House Dems declare their independence

    09/28/2010 8:34:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/28/10 | Cristina Silva - ap
    LAS VEGAS – Rep. Dina Titus has been a loyal soldier in pushing the Democrats' ambitious agenda, voting for health care legislation, extended unemployment benefits, new energy taxes and a repeal of the military's ban on gays serving openly. Her campaign signs, however, proclaim Titus an "independent voice" for Nevadans. Aware that their stock has taken the same tumble as home values, Congress' most vulnerable Democrats are declaring their independence from their party's agenda in Facebook profiles, television advertisements, news interviews and campaign websites leading up to the Nov. 2 election. That's when Republicans hope to retake control of the...
  • The Political Expendables A baker’s dozen of potential upsets in this fall’s House matchups.

    08/23/2010 10:36:12 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 23, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    By some counts, the GOP has a shot at 103 currently Democratic seats in the U.S. House of Representatives this year. You have probably marveled at Florida GOP House candidate Allen West’s speeches on YouTube. You’ve been amused to learn about the offbeat biography of Sean Duffy — MTV reality-show star, world-champion lumberjack, and a successful district attorney. You’ve chuckled at the thought of Jon Runyan plowing through New Jersey Democrat John Adler the way he used to plow through defensive lineman. And when North Carolina’s Bob Etheridge attacked that kid who asked him whether he supports the Obama agenda,...
  • Vulnerable House Democrats see the money after voting for the healthcare bill

    04/21/2010 8:21:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 542+ views
    the hill ^ | 4/21/10 | Aaron Blake
    Vulnerable House Democrats who supported the healthcare bill last month reaped big financial rewards. Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports show the crucial yes votes cashed in between March 21 and the end of the first quarter on March 31. They received big money from Democratic-leaning political action committees (PACs) and fellow Democratic members of Congress. Several of these members were last-minute yes votes, which helped push the legislation to passage.
  • Hundreds of Militants Planning Attacks From Yemen, Foreign Minister Says

    12/29/2009 9:46:00 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 34 replies · 1,115+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/29/2009 | Times of London
    Hundreds of Al Qaeda militants are planning terror attacks from Yemen, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday. Abu Bakr al-Qirbi appealed for more help from the international community to help train and equip counter-terrorist forces. His plea came after an Al Qaeda group based in Yemen claimed responsibility for the failed Christmas Day airliner bomb plot. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, alleged to be behind the attempt to blow up an American-bound aircraft, spent time in Yemen with Al Qaeda and was in the country only days before the failed attack. Al-Qirbi said: "Of course there are a number of Al Qaeda...
  • Target Races 2010

    07/20/2009 12:05:49 PM PDT · by dvan · 18 replies · 1,276+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | 7/20/2009 | NA
    Click Source for complete list of Liberal democrats running for re-election in 2010.
  • Nevada Senator Optimistic About GOP in Iowa Visit (Ensign Says Obama Will Be Vulnerable)

    06/01/2009 4:28:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 868+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 1, 2009 | MIKE GLOVER
    Nevada Sen. John Ensign predicted Monday that President Barack Obama will be vulnerable in the next election, but only if "fresh voices and fresh faces" emerge to make the case for core Republican values. In a one-day visit to Iowa, where precinct caucuses launch the presidential nominating process, Ensign made the case that Republicans have gone astray and that's led to two consecutive electoral disasters. "Our party got away from its basic principles," Ensign said in an interview with The Associated Press. The trip marked his first visit to Iowa, and at times it looked like the presidential campaign swings...
  • Breaking: Murder on Virginia Tech Campus, Students advised to stay where they are.

    01/21/2009 5:26:04 PM PST · by TaxRelief · 116 replies · 6,017+ views
    Text Alert | Jan 21, 2009 | me
    No details yet. Alert sent to all students: VT Police have confirmed a murder in the Graduate Life Center. A suspect is in custody. Stay where you are and stay vigilant. Stay away for GLC. 8:16pm
  • Why Obama looks vulnerable

    08/26/2008 8:33:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 141+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | August 25 2008 | Gideon Rachman
    The Democratic party will whip up some euphoria in Denver this week. But a dark cloud of anxiety hovers over the party convention. A horrible truth is beginning to dawn on the Democrats. Barack Obama is not the “once in a generation” political genius they thought they had discovered. On the contrary, he is a weak candidate for the presidency. With a feeble economy, an unpopular war and the Republicans in disarray, the Democrats should win the presidential election in a canter. But Mr Obama, the Democratic nominee, is neck and neck with John McCain, his Republican rival. For sure,...
  • Why Obama looks vulnerable

    08/26/2008 9:05:17 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 36 replies · 336+ views
    www.ft.com ^ | August 25 2008 | Gideon Rachman
    Why Obama looks vulnerable By Gideon Rachman Published: August 25 2008 The Democratic party will whip up some euphoria in Denver this week. But a dark cloud of anxiety hovers over the party convention. A horrible truth is beginning to dawn on the Democrats. Barack Obama is not the “once in a generation” political genius they thought they had discovered. On the contrary, he is a weak candidate for the presidency. With a feeble economy, an unpopular war and the Republicans in disarray, the Democrats should win the presidential election in a canter. But Mr Obama, the Democratic nominee, is...
  • New wiretap bill would leave US vulnerable: White House

    03/11/2008 10:46:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 305+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/08 | AFP
    WASHINGTON, (AFP) - The White House and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Tuesday said the House of Representatives was drawing up a new wiretap law that would hamper their job of protecting the people. The bill is a new attempt at reviving a post-September 11 law that expired last month allowing government spying on foreign telephone calls and electronic correspondence without first seeking a warrant. The White House and the Democrat-led Congress are at loggerheads over the issue of liability for telecommunications companies participating in the wiretap program. The House let the law expire on February...
  • Multi-National Soldiers Secure Vulnerable Site

    06/25/2007 5:34:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 333+ views
    BAGHDAD, June 25, 2007 — Iraqi and U.S. soldiers from the Multi-National Division-Baghdad are now fortifying a western Baghdad gas station that has been the target of recent insurgent attacks in the neighborhood of Yarmouk. The gas station, which serves the residents of southeastern Mansour, has come under small arms fire and two car bombs exploded within 100 meters of the gas station in recent weeks. These attacks prompted leaders from the 2nd Battalion, 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Division and 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery to take action. “We’ve already begun to see an improvement in the traffic flow. Black-market...
  • AP pinpoints 5 vulnerable hurricane areas

    05/31/2007 11:00:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,324+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/07 | The Associated Press
    Just because Katrina was the perfect storm — a catastrophic combo of the wrong hurricane in the wrong place at the wrong time — doesn't mean that history can't repeat itself, leaving another city obliterated by another tempest. It can. And as we enter what weather prognosticators are euphemistically calling another "active season," citizens and civil servants from Texas to New England are asking themselves: Where's the next New Orleans? The Associated Press has pinpointed five of the most vulnerable U.S. coastal spots. Among them: Galveston, Texas, sitting uneasily by the Gulf of Mexico, its residents limited to a single...
  • Lockheed fighter jet program vulnerable (F-35 Lightning II)

    12/03/2006 10:46:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,746+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/06 | Stephen Manning -- ap
    ARLINGTON, Va. - To the military and defense firms that make it, the F-35 Lightning II is a "next generation" fighter jet, a technological leap meant to replace several aging fighters and help America maintain its dominance in aerial warfare. The Pentagon plans to buy thousands of the new stealthy jets, to be flown by three branches of the military and by eight foreign countries. And despite being the most expensive Pentagon spending program ever, with a total cost of about $275 billion, each plane is supposed to be relatively cheap to build, a rarity in defense spending. But as...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    LIVE FREE FROM FASHISTS!
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...