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  • After Killing of High School Football Star, Obama Calls for Gun Control

    12/20/2015 7:16:31 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/20/2015 | Tim Stelloh
    As Knoxville, Tennessee, continued grappling with the killing of rising high school football star Zaevion Dobson, President Barack Obama took to Twitter to repeat his call for stricter gun control laws. "Zaevion Dobson died saving three friends from getting shot," Obama wrote Sunday from Hawaii, where he arrived Friday for the holidays. "He was a hero at 15. What is our excuse for not acting?"
  • Largest L.A. County employee union votes to approve contract including 10% raise

    11/25/2015 5:42:55 AM PST · by smartyaz · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/20/15 | Abby Sewell
    Workers represented by Los Angeles County's largest employee union voted to approve a tentative agreement with county management that would give them a 10% raise over three years. Service Employees International Union Local 721, which represents more than 57,000 county employees, including nurses, social workers and clerical workers, tallied ballots Thursday after a month long voting process. Apart from the pay increase, the new contract would make Cesar Chavez Day an official county holiday starting in 2017, provide as much as an additional week of annual vacation every year and put some temporary workers on a path to full-time jobs....
  • The donkey still suits Democrats, but right now this suits them better

    10/13/2015 4:35:34 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-13-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • State board grants provisional charter for NY Climate Museum

    07/20/2015 11:45:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 9:56 PM EDT | Jim Fitzgerald
    The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved a step forward Monday, officials said. The state Board of Regents, meeting in Albany, approved a five-year provisional charter for the museum, Regents spokesman Tom Dunn said. The vote means “there is absolutely going to be a museum,” said Miranda Massie, executive director of the Climate Museum Launch Project. She said the museum is now “empowered to hold collections in trust for the public.” Supporters say it would be the...
  • The Vultures Descend on Charleston

    06/19/2015 2:56:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/19/15 | Tim Dunkin
    Reject them on this. Don't let the fomenters of hatred and the sowers of discord win. A terrible crime occurred in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday night. 21 year old Dylann Roof, a drug-using white supremacist and repeated criminal offender, walked into a black church in the city during an evening Bible study, pulled out a gun, and killed nine members of the church. In this hideous act of terrorism, not just a community, but an entire nation was shaken to its core. Because of the actions of this disgusting little cretin, race relations in America have been severely damaged,...
  • Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe

    10/21/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing
    Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide • Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter Poachers in Zimbabwe have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, The Telegraph has learned. The full extent of the devastation wreaked in Hwange, the country's largest national park, has been revealed by legitimate hunters who discovered what conservationists say is the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years. Pictures taken by the hunters, which...
  • Vultures; AP, AFP reporters trash Israel in secret Facebook group

    05/22/2013 1:53:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/22/13 | Alana Goodman
    A “secret” Facebook group of foreign correspondents and human rights activists quickly devolved into an anti-Israel hate-fest on Tuesday following the release of a new Israeli government report that cleared the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of wrongdoing in the 2000 death of a Palestinian boy. The Israeli government report contests the claim that the IDF killed a Palestinian boy, Muhammad al-Durrah, in a famous 2000 incident in Gaza that helped ignite the Second Intifada. Journalists and activists mocked the report, attacked the IDF, and claimed pro-Israel lobbyists were influencing the media coverage, in a private Facebook group for foreign correspondents...
  • Violence On Their Behalf (Sultan Knish on Rough Men, Smooth Feminists, and Kermit Gosnell)

    04/17/2013 1:52:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Saturday, April 13, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Somewhere toward the end of "A Few Good Men" comes the only scene from the movie that anyone actually remembers. It's the one where Jack Nicholson in a uniform begins chewing the scenery and turns a dreary Aaron Sorkin adaptation of an Aaron Sorkin play into a memorable movie while inflicting Sorkin on the entertainment industry for the next two decades. The familiar thesis of Nicholson's Colonel Jessup is that he does what needs to be done and what no one wants to talk about needing to be done. His existence may be "grotesque and incomprehensible to you", but he...
  • Upmarket Jersey suburb is invaded by more than 100 VULTURES...

    03/08/2013 12:16:00 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 8, 2013 | Helen Pow
    If vultures are a bad omen, one New Jersey town should brace for disaster. More than 100 of the sinister black birds descended on Bridgewater this week, spooking residents. But authorities are more concerned about the damage the vultures will do to the properties they're congregating near. ............... Resident Tim Friar said he'd seen the birds gather in the same area before but never this many. 'I noticed them about two years ago and thought, now that's a big bird,' he told 'Then I started to see an ungodly amount. It's just eerie.' 'Vultures like pine trees and evergreen...
  • Vultures Swarm N.C. Neighborhood

    02/16/2013 6:09:13 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 42 replies
    ABC News Blogs ^ | 02-16-2013 | By Alexis Shaw
    Thanks to a mild winter, swarms of turkey vultures have made themselves at home in Shelby, N.C., but town residents are wary of their neighbors. While the birds normally pass through the city while migrating south for the winter, the vultures have been sticking around this year, swarming lawns and making residents nervous. "We are just not getting cold enough to push them along," Kristen Duren, an intern with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, the state agriculture service, told ABC's Charlotte, N.C. affiliate WSOC-TV. "What used to be five to 10 birds is going up to 150 birds."
  • Take Caution with Response to Sandy Hook, Say Experts [A Sane Analysis...For Once!]

    01/02/2013 5:14:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/26/12 | Conan Milner
    Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook, America has debated desperately for an appropriate response to match the weight of its outrage... In the midst of media frenzy, Finkelhor’s statistics are comforting. Sandy Hook is an anomaly; school shootings are extremely rare to begin with and have actually fallen since the 1990s. According to Finkelhor, Sandy Hook is unusual in many ways, but he stressed that the knowledge we may get from analyzing this case will not necessarily be useful in terms of the things the nation needs most in order to keep children safe. “I’m not saying that there are...
  • Marvin Gaye’s Son Begs Lenny Kravitz Not to Play His Dad

    12/05/2012 8:03:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    eurweb ^ | December 3, 2012
    *Marvin Gaye‘s son and Lenny Kravitz may be childhood friends, but it doesn’t mean the heir wants the rocker playing his father on the big screen. In fact, Marvin Gaye III and his family members are against the project altogether, according to Kravitz will play Gaye in the biopic “Sexual Healing” (working title), which is said to follow the legend’s life in the 80s when he battled drug abuse and depression – up until his father shot and killed him in 1984. Gaye III tells TMZ “The producers and directors of this film are very wrong and shameful …...
  • Feasting on Israel

    08/28/2011 7:20:44 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 24 replies
    Feasting on Israel By Ari Bussel When will we be able to dance on the ruins of the Jewish State? It has been too long in the planning, time to reap the benefits of our hard work! With Tunisia, Egypt and Libya now part of the Iranian Axis, shall anyone wager a bet, who will be next to fall into extremist Islamic hands: Israel or Syria? Or perhaps a tie, with both falling simultaneously? “Democracy,” chanted the multitudes in a frenzied cry. “Freedom” whispered so many with hope glistening in their eyes. “Change” pronounced the American President as he pushed...
  • Vultures picking rubber from cars

    04/06/2010 11:19:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 938+ views
    upi ^ | April 6, 2010
    MIAMI, - Officials and workers at Florida's Everglades National Park said vultures have been ripping rubber parts from vehicles parked in the area. Linda Hyde, who works at the Anhinga Trail gift shop in the park, said the vultures have been picking windshield wipers, door seals, sunroof seals and other parts made from rubber and vinyl from vehicles at the park, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday. She said the park's attempts at keeping the vultures away from the cars, including effigies and hanging the carcasses of dead vultures, have not dissuaded the birds from pecking on cars. Dave Hallac, chief...
  • Glades Vultures Eat Anything -- Even Car Parts

    04/06/2010 1:20:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 820+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Monday, 04.05.10 | Curtis Morgan
    At Everglades National Park, managers struggle to control vultures' appetites for the rubber and plastic on visitors' vehicles.Behind her counter in the gift shop at Anhinga Trail, the first and most popular tourist stop in Everglades National Park, Linda Hyde keeps a secret weapon against forbidding creatures that spent much of the winter lurking in the parking lot and preying on random visitors and staffers. Not pythons, gators, panthers or even infamously blood-thirsty mosquitoes. Vultures. Some of the big black birds, known primarily for dining on the dead and decaying, also have developed an appetite for something unusual: car parts....
  • AFL-CIO unveils legislative agenda, takes aim at CBIA (CT)

    03/06/2010 5:26:53 AM PST · by raybbr · 6 replies · 250+ views ^ | 3/5/2010 | SCOTT WHIPPLE
    HARTFORD — State labor leaders and union-endorsed legislators came out with “guns blazing” Thursday. Though the announced purpose of the press conference in the Legislative Office Building was an unveiling of Connecticut AFL-CIO’s 2010 legislative agenda, the target was often the Connecticut Business & Industry Association. State AFL-CIO President John Olsen, Secretary-Treasurer Lori Pelletier, and state Sen. Edith Prague, D-Norwich, (and 10 other towns) took aim at the 10,000-member business organization. Olsen said CBIA ads about jobs and cutting taxes were “simplistic. A small-minded approach like theirs is a major mistake. Instead, we should be looking at how we can...
  • Flock of black vultures vexes Virginia woman

    01/10/2010 11:08:06 PM PST · by Daffynition · 59 replies · 2,419+ views ^ | January 9, 2010 | ELIZA WINSTON
    RIDGEWAY, Va. - The birds are watching Nancy Cox, waiting on her lawn and slowly chewing their way inside her Ridgeway home. After a flock of almost 200 black vultures moved to Ridgeway this fall, Cox has had a steady stream of 30-35 large, hostile, hungry visitors each day. "I can't even sit down to eat at the table," she said. "The vultures watch me through the window and fly into the doors trying to get into the house." Cox has the only home in her neighborhood with rubber roofing. But she may not have it much longer. The vultures...
  • Gates Signs Policy Change for Dignified Transfer Operations at Dover (Vultures photo caskets)

    04/01/2009 5:21:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 399+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 1, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has approved a policy change that, under strictly delineated conditions, allows media filming of dignified transfer operations of fallen servicemembers’ remains at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The new policy is slated to be implemented April 6, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters today. If immediate family members consent to media coverage, Whitman said, reporters would be provided the basic information on the servicemember and the expected time of arrival of the flight bearing the remains. “The core of the policy,” Whitman said, “is built around the desires of...
  • The pain in Spain: Vultures are hungry, need meat

    03/17/2009 2:11:21 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 406+ views
    Spanish vultures are hungry, even starving — and the regional government in Madrid plans to do something about it. EU laws aimed at halting the spread of mad cow disease require the countryside to be kept clear of dead livestock even if they died of natural causes. But Juan Carlos Atienza of the Spanish Ornithological Organization says the lack of animal corpses since the law was introduced in Spain in 2002 has hit certain vultures very hard. Esperanza Aguirre, president of Madrid's regional government, said Monday the capital aims to ease the vultures' hunger by allowing some dead animals to...
  • A new reality distortion field

    01/17/2009 11:29:07 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 15 replies · 544+ views
    Macworld ^ | 01/07/2009 | by Dan Miller
    Coverage of Steve Jobs' health issues has not been journalism's finest hour What is it about Steve Jobs that makes otherwise sensible journalists completely lose their marbles? This week’s coverage of Steve Jobs’ health woes has hit some surprising new lows in journalistic IQ. The latest example is a story on by media reporter Michael Wolff, headlined Apple Dies. Its premise: “the logical answer to what happens at Apple without Jobs is that it dies. What you have, demonstrably, is a company without any managerial wherewithal beyond Jobs.” What is demonstrable is that Michael Wolff doesn’t know what he’s...
  • Vulture Memorial Hospital

    The other day I heard my mother call downstairs to my father, “Honey, there are a bunch of roosters out in the front yard.” Lest you think we live on a farm or out in rural America, let me set you straight. We live in suburban America where houses are stamped next to each other every hundred feet or so. We don’t get many roosters walking in our neighborhood, and if we did they would be cited for jaywalking. So it was no surprise that curiosity got the best of my father as he ran up the stairs to check...
  • AP Stringer Stands by as Taliban Murder 2 Women, Gets Snuff Footage

    07/14/2008 3:25:52 PM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies · 119+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | 7/14/2008 | Rusty Shackleford
    AP photographer Rahmatullah Naikzad was a witness to a Taliban murder. The two women were alleged to have been prostitutes who served Western clientèle. Two unidentified Afghan Women chat with each other a few minutes before they were executed by Taliban in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on late Saturday, July 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Naikzad) [original here] Local people watch two Afghan women shot and killed by Taliban in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on Sunday, July 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Naikzad) (original here) This page from the AP seems to suggest that Rahmatullah Naikzad also took a snuff video of the two...
  • Ugly black buzzards finding Texas buffet in young stock

    04/13/2008 9:15:17 AM PDT · by devane617 · 33 replies · 2,058+ views ^ | 04/12/2008 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    COLLEGE STATION — Maybe if they were pretty, the ubiquitous buzzards that soar over Texas and elsewhere before landing to dine on some carcass wouldn't be viewed with such repugnance or considered a nuisance. "Unquestionably, they're as ugly as sin," says Ian Tizard, a Texas A&M University professor of immunology and director of the school's Schubot Exotic Bird Center. The birds range over much of the United States, and their March return to Hinckley, Ohio, for instance, is welcomed annually as a sure sign of spring. But their proliferation as pests is making them unwelcome from high-rises in Florida to...
  • Obama’s Global Tax Proposal Up for Senate Vote (Obama wants $90b a year for foreign aid)

    02/12/2008 7:36:41 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 141 replies · 649+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 2/12/2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    A nice-sounding bill called the "Global Poverty Act," sponsored by Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama, is up for a Senate vote on Thursday and could result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States. The bill, which has the support of many liberal religious groups, makes levels of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations. Senator Joe Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has not endorsed either Senator Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. But on Thursday, February 14, he is trying to rush Obama's...
  • Vultures biting dog, chasing child

    01/29/2008 11:06:30 AM PST · by MissEdie · 27 replies · 135+ views
    WISTV ^ | 01-29-08 | MissEdie
    NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - "They're very rude," Alexis tells WIS News 10. "They stink," says Sonny. They've been called a lot of names by a lot of people, especially by the Harmons. "I would have to say they're ugly as anything," says Alexis. But one thing you won't find these two calling them, is nice. "They're big, mean, and black," says Alexis. We call them vultures, a name "Sonny" Harmon has grown to hate. "They've become a nuisance." They've started invading her yard "200 at a time," she says. "It's like something you'd see in a Stephen King movie,"...
  • Panic As 10,000 Hungry Vultures Go Searching For Fresh Meat

    08/06/2007 8:23:55 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 34 replies · 1,249+ views
    The Times Online (U.K.) ^ | August 6, 2007 | By Adam Sage in Paris
    When a French pensioner died of a brain haemorrhage during a walk in the Pyrenees this summer, vultures started circling low over the body. “His three friends were really frightened,” said a local resident. “They were convinced the vultures were going to attack. They shouted and waved their arms and, in the end, they managed to scare the birds away. But they were in a complete panic.” There have been reports from across the French Pyrenees this year of a radical change in the way the region’s vultures behave. A programme to incinerate animal carcasses in Spain has deprived “les...
  • Vultures make R.I. house a tough sell

    07/13/2007 1:05:05 PM PDT · by Renfield · 18 replies · 873+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7-11-07
    HOPKINTON, R.I. - The house is for sale well below its assessed value, has four bedrooms and sits on more than a half acre of land. It's also got lots of vultures, and that's made it a tough sell. The trees around the Hopkinton house are a year-round nesting ground for turkey and black vultures. The previous owners blamed the birds for polluting their well, scaring their children and causing various illnesses. But real estate agent Patrick Murray said he's optimistic it could make a good home for the right buyer. It's listed at $189,900, below the assessed value of...
  • Democrats: Senator Thomas's Death Is Political Opportunity

    06/06/2007 7:34:23 AM PDT · by No Dog · 4 replies · 236+ views
    No Agenda ^ | 6/6/07 | Matt Margolis
    Today's Roll Call has a very disturbing quote from a Democrat operative in Wyoming on Monday’s passing of Senator Craig Thomas. [...] It is disgusting to think that Democrats see Senator Craig's death as a political opportunity for the Democrats, but sadly this seems to be just another reflection of how they view the entire world.
  • John Cusack finds `Grace` (Big time barf alert!!!)

    01/29/2007 9:10:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 655+ views
    Park City, Jan 27: Last year`s big road-trip tale at the Sundance Film Festival was greeted with guffaws. This year`s has met with sobs. Both "Little Miss Sunshine" from last year and the current Sundance entry "Grace Is Gone" are highway heartbreakers, "Sunshine" showing a family that comes together through hilarious adversity, "Grace" depicting a family shattered by the cruelest of tragedies. Starring John Cusack, "Grace" tells the story of a stern, loving but emotionally distant father who learns his wife, an Army sergeant, has been killed in Iraq. Unable to tell his two young daughters, he takes them on...
  • Neon sign tallies war dead at Lafayette memorial

    01/11/2007 7:40:18 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 529+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/11/7 | Katherine Tam
    LAFAYETTE - The display of crosses across from the Lafayette BART station is now more visible at night. Organizers added a neon sign with the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq. The new electric-powered neon sign sits on the lower portion of the large white sign that carries a running count of fallen troops in black numbers. There has been some discussion over whether the neon sign is "tacky" and fits the memorial, said organizer Jeff Heaton. But organizers decided to install it in light of President Bush's stated intention to send more troops to Iraq. Heaton said he...
  • U.S. fatalities in war equal those from Sept. 11

    09/22/2006 5:11:42 PM PDT · by Polybius · 39 replies · 697+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 22, 2006 | Associated Press
    U.S. fatalities in war equal those from Sept. 11 - Military deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan reach 2,973 WASHINGTON - Now the death toll is 9/11 times two. U.S. military deaths from Iraq and Afghanistan now match those of the most devastating terrorist attack in America’s history, the trigger for what came next. Add casualties from chasing terrorists elsewhere in the world, and the total has passed the Sept. 11 figure. The latest milestone for a country at war comes without commemoration. It also may well come without the precision of knowing who is the 2,973rd man or woman of arms...
  • National trial lawyers group deletes 'trial lawyers' from name

    07/20/2006 2:45:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies · 602+ views
    AP via OregonLive ^ | 7/19/06 | staff
    SEATTLE (AP) — The Association of Trial Lawyers of America voted during its convention this week to change its name to the American Association for Justice. Spokeswoman Chris Mather said there was overwhelming support for the change, and that the new name "reflects whose side we're on in the fight for justice." The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, a critic of the trial lawyers group, called it "an astounding admission of the unpopularity of trial lawyers in America." The 60-year-old association has 65,000 members.
  • FREEP This Poll: Is Showing Coffins of Slain American Servicemen Wrong?

    07/14/2006 2:04:58 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 23 replies · 1,125+ views
    AOL, Contributed by the New York Slimes ^ | July 14, 2006 | ANNE E. KORNBLUT
    Ad Showing Troop Coffins Causes Clash of the Parties By ANNE E. KORNBLUT, The New York Times WASHINGTON, July 13 — In an echo of the last election cycle, political operatives are at odds over a Democratic advertisement featuring coffins coming home from war. The advertisement, a short film posted on the Web site of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is being attacked by Republicans as tasteless and disrespectful of American troops in Iraq. In 2004, President Bush’s campaign released an advertisement showing a flag-draped body being removed from the site of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attack...
  • GOP Howling Over Democratic Web Ad (shows flag-draped coffins and fake police mug shot of DeLay)

    07/13/2006 6:16:59 PM PDT · by Stoat · 25 replies · 1,142+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 12, 2006
    WASHINGTON (ap) _ Republicans are howling over a Democratic political Web site ad that displays flag-draped coffins and a fake police mug shot of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, arguing that the ad politicizes war casualties and is an insult to the families of the troops killed in Iraq. The 75-second ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee begins with a somber musical score and images of war, high gas prices, the coffins, pollution, breached levees, followed by pictures of Texas Republican DeLay, disgraced GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. "Washington Republicans have sold...
  • Irey to Murtha: Do you Approve of Using Fallen Soldiers as Democratic Fund-Raising Tools?

    07/12/2006 2:24:49 PM PDT · by Just A Nobody · 114 replies · 1,939+ views
    Irey for Congress ^ | July 12, 2006 | Irey for Congress
    (MONONGAHELA, July 12) – Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey – responding to a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraising video using images of caskets of fallen American soldiers – today released the following statement: “The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this week sent out a fundraising video using images of caskets of fallen American soldiers. Raising campaign cash off the deaths of our honored dead is revolting. Nancy Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel should be ashamed of themselves – and so should any Democrat who stands for this. “Consequently, I have a new question for Jack...
  • House Democrats use image of soldiers coffins in Campaign Video...

    07/12/2006 1:54:51 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 86 replies · 2,210+ views
  • Vultures Around Shuttle Cause Flap

    07/03/2006 3:24:45 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 32 replies · 897+ views
    Cox News Service ^ | Andrew Marra
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — When a vulture had the misfortune to glide over the rocketing space shuttle Discovery during its launch last year, there was no doubt about who would win. But the bird became more than a splat on a fuel tank: It kick-started an entire movement. Although the vulture didn't damage the shuttle, NASA officials are worried enough about another big-bird incident that they are trying several unorthodox schemes to keep the carrion-eaters from the launch pad during Saturday's scheduled liftoff. Methods like removing dead animals from the area. And luring dozens of vultures into a cage. Officials...
  • Freeper Video Report: Code Pink Cheers 2500 Deaths In Iraq With Coffin March To White House 6/14/06

    06/19/2006 7:30:29 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 61 replies · 3,508+ views
    me | June 19, 2006 | tgslTakoma
    <p>I have uploaded the video I made of this event on Google Video, and you can view it HERE. It's twenty minutes long. For the twelve Freepers and lurkers still using dial-up, here's a recap of the events...</p> <p>I got word (from an anonymous source) a week ago that Code Pink was going to have another Moonbat parade in DC on Flag Day (June 14th for those of you in Rio Linda), to celebrate the 2500th US military death in Iraq. It didn't matter to Gael Murphy when she announced the parade that the death toll might not be at 2500; she must have been really bummed by Zarqawi's untimely demise on June 7th (HOOAH! and AirPower!) and needed to do something to lift her out of the funk she was in. And a blood dance was just the ticket, apparently.</p>
  • Senator Dick Durbin waiting for soldiers to die.

    06/15/2006 8:52:54 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 75 replies · 1,795+ views
    Congressional Record ^ | 06/14/06 | Senator Dick Durbin
    This morning's newspaper informs us that we have lost 2,493 of our best and bravest young men and women serving this United States in Iraq. I asked a member of my staff to check when we lost 2,000 soldiers, and the date was October 25 of last year. It appears that in a very short period of time, we will pass the 2,500 mark. At the time that we recorded the 2,000th military death in Iraq, I asked, along with other Senators, for a moment of silence on the floor of the U.S. Senate to acknowledge their great contribution to...
  • Military deaths in Iraq hit 2,500

    06/15/2006 7:23:28 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies · 812+ views
    Reuters, via Yahoo ^ | 15 JUNE 2006 | Omar al-Ibadi
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) -- The number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq has reached 2,500, the Pentagon said on Thursday, more than three years into a conflict that finds U.S.-led forces locked in a struggle with a resilient Sunni Arab insurgency. The news came after a senior Iraqi official in Baghdad said his country's security forces had seized al Qaeda in Iraq documents giving key information about the militant group's network and the whereabouts of its leaders. "We believe this is the beginning of the end of al Qaeda in Iraq," national security adviser Mowaffaq al-Rubaie told a televised news...
  • PHOTOSHOP: Tony Snow Set To Handle Vultures As New Press Secretary

    04/26/2006 7:33:34 PM PDT · by rabair · 5 replies · 489+ views ^ | April 26, 2006 |
    Just wanted to share a photoshop I came up with, depicting the vultures in White House Press Room, under the new Snow regime.
  • State sanctioning Minnesota lawyers at record pace

    04/22/2006 9:09:04 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 269+ views
    mpr news ^ | 4-21-06 | Elizabeth Stawicki
    The state board that investigates lawyer misconduct says it is on record pace for disciplining Minnesota attorneys this year. The Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board says the number of sanctions, ranging from public reprimands to disbarments, is up and it is only spring. If the trend continues, it could lead to the highest number of sanctions leveled against Minnesota lawyers in over five years. St. Paul, Minn. — Many of the complaints the Lawyer's Board investigates get dismissed. Those include a large number filed by clients upset simply because their attorney lost. Every year, however, there a few attorneys the board...

    02/14/2006 6:45:51 PM PST · by clawrence3 · 477 replies · 16,207+ views
    quoting NYT? ^ | 2/14/06 | Drudge
    NYT: CHENEY FACES GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION IF MAN DIES... In Texas, Carlos Valdez, the district attorney in Kleberg County, said a fatality would immediately spur a new report from the local sheriff and, most likely, a grand jury investigation... MORE...
  • Reports of Gannett and MediaNews Joining to Bid on KR Continue (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    02/08/2006 2:06:18 PM PST · by abb · 181+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | Staff
    By E&P Staff Published: February 08, 2006 7:45 AM ET NEW YORK Reports continue today that MediaNews Group is discussing a possible alliance with Gannett to acquire Knight Ridder, which has put itself up for sale under pressure from shareholders. Even so, it is unclear if the aim would be to buy all or parts of the newspaper company and its 32 papers. MediaNews needs partners to finance a bid for Knight Ridder and has already teamed up with three private equity firms. Knight Ridder spokesman Polk Laffoon declined to comment on a possible Gannett-MediaNews alliance. Other possible buyers include...
  • Three Cheers For "Price Gougers"

    09/02/2005 10:05:18 PM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 388 replies · 5,706+ views
    TechCentralStation ^ | September 2, 205 | Rand Simberg
    With every disaster or crisis, it seems that the public, press and politicians require a remedial course in Economics 101. In fact, apparently we need an ongoing educational campaign even when there is no catastrophe, as demonstrated by the recent foolish legislation in the state of Hawaii to cap wholesale fuel prices. Note the subhead in the linked story: "Some analysts warn move may spur supply problems." Really? Only "some"? Maybe they need to be more careful about which "analysts" they listen to. Whatever would we do without those other "analysts"?Imagine the headlines, "Legislature Mandates Pi To Equal 3.00000 --...
  • Waffle House Accused of Discrimination

    01/18/2005 11:28:43 AM PST · by shoffma1999 · 108 replies · 3,176+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, January 18, 2005 | AP
    A group of blacks sued the Waffle House chain Tuesday, claiming they were discriminated against at restaurants in three Georgia cities. The Georgia lawsuit joins three others recently filed in North Carolina, Alabama and Virginia against the Norcross, Ga.-based company and its franchisees, who are accused of maintaining a pattern of discrimination and violating federal civil rights laws (search). The Plaintiffs in the cases allege that Servers used racial epithets, refused to wait on minority patrons, provided them with slow service and poor quality food while providing whites with prompt service and quality food. Wafflehouse spokesman Pat Warner has pointed...
  • Epicenter to hire 1,000

    09/28/2004 4:51:47 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 8 replies · 311+ views
    The Economic Times (India) ^ | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2004
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. NEW DELHI: Epicenter Technologies, the business process outsourcing company specialising in collections space, is looking for acquisitions in the North American market and plans to increase its headcount in India by 1,000. "We are looking to acquire small to medium BPO companies with revenues of $10-15 million in the collection space. Through acquisition, we want to deepen our expertise in our business and be a multi-location company," told chief operating officer of Epicenter Navnit. He said Epicenter, which is ranked 15th on the Nasscom list of top BPO companies, has identified...
  • Move On trying to Exploit our Fallen Troops

    09/08/2004 7:12:58 PM PDT · by grace522 · 5 replies · 378+ views
    grace522 ^ | 8 Sept | Move On
    The liberals are trying to exploit our fallen troops. Their disengenuous greif, using this milestone to further their hatred of our Commander in Chief is disgusting. Let's not allow them to dishonor our heros, who have paid the ultimate sacrafice in service to the country they loved. Please organize locally and show them that we recognize their fraud and won't allow them to hijack the memories of our military men and women. As an active duty military officer, I will be in Philadelphia letting them know how repulsive there actions are (and I'm not going to give it to...
  • 'Texans for Truth' [ 527] Ad Buy Challenges Bush on Texas National Guard Service

    09/08/2004 7:37:17 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 61 replies · 1,496+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/8/04 | Marc Ambinder
    'Texans for Truth' is getting its turn at bat today, just in time for the 60 Minutet II interview with Former Texas Lt. Governor Ben Barnes tonight. 'Texans for Truth' is an arm of Drive Democracy, an Austin based group that got its initial funding from the liberal group Moveon.Org.The Moveon PAC and Moveon Voter Fund have spent about $7 million since March 1 on anti Bush TV ads.Drive Democracy is run by Glenn Smith who managed the unsuccessful 2002 Texas gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Tony Sanchez.Smith is a former managing director at the consulting firm Public Strategies, which employs...
  • CNN is touting the 1,000 US death in Iraq

    09/07/2004 1:04:07 PM PDT · by Dog · 122 replies · 3,122+ views
    CNN has a JUST IN banner up announcing the 1,000th death in Iraq.