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  • Fla. landscaper sentenced for mowing over ducklings

    07/27/2015 9:57:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 72 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 27, 2015 | CRIMESIDER STAFF
    A Florida landscaper was sentenced to a year in jail on Friday after he intentionally ran over a family of ducks with a lawn mower in May, reports CBS affiliate WTSP. Jason Falbo, 24, pleaded guilty to nine counts of animal cruelty. Authorities say he mowed down 11 ducklings and their mother May 2 at the home of a family caring for them in Wellington. Police say nine ducklings died. The mother and two ducklings survived.
  • Court rejects climate change hearing [Global Warming Refugee Status Denied]

    07/21/2015 2:36:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Ioane Teitiota has been battling deportation to Kiribati since 2011, when he overstayed his visa. He argues he faces indirect persecution from global warming in his home country. In its decision, the Supreme Court said while Kiribati undoubtedly faces challenges, Mr Teitiota did not face serious harm if he was returned there. The court said there was no evidence the government of Kiribati was failing to take steps to protect its citizens from the effects of environmental degradation. Kiribati's president, Anote Tong, recently described climate change as the biggest humanitarian challenge of our time. He said Kiribati and other low-lying...
  • Wellington's mud-streaked Waterloo battle cloak up for auction

    06/18/2015 9:37:54 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 17, 2015
    A plain dark cloak still streaked with mud from the battle of Waterloo – which the Duke of Wellington is said to have draped around the shoulders of Lady Caroline Lamb when he was one of the most famous, and she one of the most infamous people in Europe – is to be sold for the first time in 200 years. The victor of Waterloo and the tempestuous aristocrat, who was once served up naked in a silver dish at a dinner, had a brief fling in Brussels in the weeks after the battle on 18 June 1815 which changed...
  • Today's Coffee and Markets--David Pietrusza talks 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo

    06/18/2015 9:34:15 AM PDT · by statestreet · 7 replies
    Coffee and Markets ^ | June 15, 2015 | Brad Jackson
    On today's "Coffee and Markets" podcast historian David Pietrusza discusses the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo with host Brad Jackson.
  • Why Waterloo still fascinates us

    06/17/2015 6:31:08 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/18/15 | Andrew Roberts
    ... Waterloo lit the slow fuse of the horrifying force of German hypernationalism, the defeat of which required the sacrifice of the British Empire 130 years later. Although at the time the battle seemed merely like the last of a series of traditional dynastic and territorial struggles, in fact Waterloo ushered in the modern world. And as Winston Churchill predicted at the end of the 19th century: "The wars of peoples will be more terrible than the wars of kings."
  • Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Who Is The Gayest Of Them All?

    01/06/2015 3:38:38 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 15 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 1/6/15 | Mundabor
    I have not written anything about the new Cardinals, because little has come to my screen, up to now, concerning them. But if this chap is indicative of the general quality, we are in for a very rough ride. The new Cardinal-designate Dew is such a Kasperite he should get the t-shirt. Nothing in what he says would let you think he is a Catholic. He sounds like a Presbyterian wannabe-boshop, bitching and whining around as he reflects on what shade of pink would make him look better. We do not know about the sexual orientation of this walking disgrace....
  • Major earthquake rocks New Zealand (Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin all affected)

    08/15/2013 10:04:46 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies ^ | 16th August 2013
    WORKERS have fled New Zealand's capital, Wellington, after a severe earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.6 rocked the nation. New Zealanders huddled under desks as strong tremors struck the country -- as far north as Auckland and as far south as Dunedin -- at around 2:31pm local time. There were a number of injuries from broken glass but no serious casualties have been reported. Earthquakes damaged houses and there were reports of a home almost totally collapsing in Marlborough on the South Island.
  • Ministers refuse to mark Waterloo: Campaigners say Government do not want to offend France

    06/13/2013 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 44 replies
    Dail;yMail ^ | June 13, 2013 | Ian Drury
    Tt is often regarded as the British Army’s greatest military victory. Led into battle by the Duke of Wellington, UK troops routed Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, a triumph ushering in almost a century of peace and stability in Europe. But the Government is refusing to mark the battle’s 200th anniversary in 2015 amid suspicions it does not want to offend France. SNIP Brussels is spending at least £20million on commemorative events, including restoring the battlefield. SNIP James Morrow, secretary of Waterloo 200, ...said he was ‘disappointed’. SNIP ‘The Belgian government has spent millions on events to commemorate the...
  • 'Vampire' trio sucked blood of victim

    05/05/2010 7:49:23 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 518+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 6, 2010
    A MAN was bitten by two men a woman and had his blood drunk in an alleged vampire-type attack in the dark on Wellington's Mt Victoria. Two men and a woman have been charged with wounding with intent to render a man unconscious in relation to the bizarre attack on February 20. James Phillip Brooks, 22, and Xenia Gregoriana Borichevsky, 19, were at Wellington District Court yesterday. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the third accused, James Eric Orr, 19.
  • The Duke of Wellington's advice on the last month of the election

    10/09/2008 11:55:52 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 14 replies · 320+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 10/09/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    "Hard pounding, gentlemen: but we shall see who can pound the longest." The Battle of Waterloo was, in Sir Arthur Wellseley's own words, "a close run thing." There were many times at which it looked like a would-be dictator's forces would overwhelm the British Army through fanaticism (attack columns chanting "Vive la France" instead of "Alpha, Omega," as Obama's supporters do) and sheer weight of numbers. Bernard Cornwell's fictionalized account of Waterloo portrays Wellington as ordering the British flags taken to the rear to avoid their loss in the event of a total disaster. The difference between Waterloo and November...
  • Soldiers fought, fight to end terrorism

    06/21/2006 8:47:42 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 3 replies · 466+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | June 20, 2006 | Art Marmorstein
    Less than two weeks after the 9/11 attacks on the United States, the often stumble-tongued George W. Bush somehow found it possible to make one of the finest speeches in recent American political history. Bush outlined clearly what he hoped would become a consensus strategy for ending terrorism. He warned Americans to be prepared: The War Against Terror would be costly, and it wasn't going to be over any time soon. "This war will not be like the war against Iraq a decade ago, with a decisive liberation of territory and a swift conclusion. It will not look like the...
  • 'Jesus Christ' not welcome at public meetings, Jewish group claims reference 'unconstitutional'

    02/05/2006 9:55:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 48 replies · 946+ views
    WND ^ | 01.02.06
    'Jesus Christ' not welcome at public meetingsJewish group claims any reference at government meetings 'unconstitutional'Any reference to "Jesus Christ" during a prayer at a government meeting is "unconstitutional." That's the opinion of the Jewish defense group the Anti Defamation League which is urging a Florida community to adopt a policy banning sectarian prayers making reference to any specific deities."If invocations are done, they have to be, according to (a 1983) Supreme Court decision, such that they do not advance any particular faith or belief," ADL spokesman Andrew Rosenkranz told the Palm Beach Post. "The reason being, you try and make...
  • Army Sgt. Arrested As Deserter in FL. (Had notebook with anti-American and Anti Semitic writing)

    05/05/2005 11:31:38 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 38 replies · 1,223+ views
    WINS News ^ | 5/5/05
    WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) -- An Army sergeant who left his Georgia post six months ago was tracked down at his parents' home after a notebook with anti-American and anti-Semitic writings was found in his discarded backpack. Karim Iraq, 25, was arrested as a deserter and is being held without bail at the Palm Beach County Jail, sheriff's officials said. His father said the soldier fled Fort Stewart after the Army extended his enlistment because he had soured on the U.S. military mission in Iraq. The father said the soldier was also harassed over his Palestinian heritage. "He was feeling rejected...
  • Mushroom Cloud [in Utah?]

    09/24/2004 5:02:58 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 90 replies · 3,960+ views
    Coast to Coast AM ^ | Friday, September 24, 2004 | Brian Justice
    On our way back home from a family drive on 8/29/04 my wife and I noticed a peculiar mushroom cloud just east of our home in Wellington, UT. We ran into the house and brought our both of our digital cameras and started snapping pictures. Within 2 hours there were three different “explosions” resulting in mushroom clouds. We emailed a local news station; they looked into the pictures but to no avail. There were truck drivers parked at the gas station just down from our home, the drivers did not dare drive the road for fear of whatever was happening...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 7/19/04-ORNL,Fallujah, Ramallah,Yemen,Jakarta

    07/18/2004 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 39 replies · 5,411+ views
    NASA, DOD, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects and many brave photographers | 7/19/04 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    <p>Sunni terrorists. Thereafter, 11 terrorists and their supporters were taken out.</p> <p>Iraqi terrorists seek out and complain to the mainstream media.</p> <p>USN F14B Tomcats over the Iraqi landscape after refueling from an Air Force KC-10.</p> <p>Marine heroes train Iraqi Civil Defense Corps in weapons handling near Anah, Iraq.</p>
  • New Zealand terror threat no hoax

    03/09/2003 9:07:06 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 54 replies · 345+ views
    ABC RadioAustraliaNews ^ | March 10, 2003 | ABC RadioAustralia
    Police in New Zealand say they are taking seriously, a letter to a newspaper containing a terrorist threat for citizens in two main cities. The letter threatens to poison water pipes with cyanide in Auckland and Wellington. Cinemas are also warned of the possible use of explosives or gas. New Zealand's counter-terrorism chief, Assistant Commissioner Jon White, says the letter sent to the New Zealand Herald last Tuesday cannot be discounted as a hoax. He says while the security alert in New Zealand remains low, the public should remain vigilant and report anything suspicious.
  • Protesters try to storm US embassy in New Zealand

    02/02/2003 5:09:51 AM PST · by knighthawk · 57 replies · 421+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Februari 02 2003 | AP
    WELLINGTON: Anti-war protesters tried to storm the US embassy in New Zealand's capital during a rally on Sunday against a possible American-led war in Iraq, police and demonstrators said. Protesters carrying ladders and mock metal detectors tried to climb over a 2-metre (6-foot) iron gate in front of the embassy compound in Wellington, saying they wanted to check the premises for "weapons of mass destruction owned and operated by the United States." But police who were guarding the embassy hauled them down and arrested 23 demonstrators. "Those protesters who broke the law ... were charged with ... disorder, assault and...
  • Happy New Year From New Zealand!

    12/28/2002 6:25:38 PM PST · by GRRRRR · 20 replies · 241+ views
    GRRRRR | 12/29/02 | GRRRRR
    A HAPPY New Year to all you USA Freepers from GRRRRR and family down under in New Zealand! On "holiday" as they say down here and have gone FR FREE since the 23rd of December---OOUCH!!The Cities of Auckland and Wellington are totally beautiful cities, with many people from all over the world visiting. We've spent time at the America's Cup marina areas and today we're in Wellington. Get out your atlasas and look up Christchurch, Dunedin and Fjordland Park...we're going there next! Hugs to all, GRRRRRollin' in the USA!!