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  • Sen. Manchin: 'Just Not in the President's Nature to Pal Around'

    12/23/2013 9:24:52 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 12/23/2013 | Susan Jones
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) says he relates to President Barack Obama the same way most Democratic senators do: "Everybody has a different style, again, as we've said, and that's just not in the president's nature to pal around and, you know, the gregarious type of personality that a Bill Clinton -- two different people."
  • Federal Judge: Right to Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Deeply Rooted in Nation’s History and

    12/23/2013 9:20:08 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 12/21/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Judge Robert J. Shelby, whom President Barack Obama appointed to the U.S. District Court in Utah last year, issued an opinion on Friday declaring that a right to same-sex marriage is "deeply rooted in the nation’s history and implicit in the concept of ordered liberty."
  • Worms in the Water: Oklahoma Town Residents Asked Not to Consume Tap Water

    08/31/2013 1:21:56 PM PDT · by LucyT · 8 replies
    TheWeatherChannel ^ | Aug 29, 2013 | Kristi Eaton
    Beating the late-summer heat isn't as easy as running to the sink in one northeast Oklahoma town, as residents there are being asked not to drink tap water after red worms were found in the filtering system. The worms - ranging from a half-inch to an inch long - showed up earlier this week in the drinking water supply in Colcord, a small town about 80 miles east of Tulsa.
  • Gay sailor proposes to boyfriend during Conn. dock reunion; social media comments say ‘Yuck’

    08/14/2013 7:25:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/14/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A Texas sailor sent on a 6-month submarine deployment through 34,000 miles of European waters said he got through the lonely days at sea by planning a surprise wedding proposal and picturing the happy reaction of his soon-to-be spouse — his long-time Connecticut boyfriend. “I’ve been away from this dude for about six months now and there’s just a point where I realized I didn’t want to be away from him anymore or let him get away,” said MM2 second class Jerrel Revels, about his boyfriend, Dylan Kirchner, in NBC Connecticut reported. So as soon as the submarine Mr. Revels...
  • Hillary Clinton: Empowering Women is a ‘core imperative’

    04/05/2013 7:30:42 PM PDT · by haffast · 31 replies
    Women In The World ^ | 4-5-2013 | Holly Bailey, Yahoo! Staff
    NEW YORK-Hillary Clinton delivered a rousing speech on women's rights Friday, insisting that empowering women is a "core imperative" for society if the United States is to enjoy economic success and remain a global leader. Speaking at the Women in the World Summit organized by Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek The Daily Beast, Clinton acknowledged women "have come so far" in areas including politics and in the workplace. But she called gender equality the "unfinished business of the 21st century"-not just in developing countries, but in the U.S., where women continue to be "marginalized" when it comes to access to...
  • The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America for 2013 Slideshow(YUCK)!

    I would ONLY eat @ MAYBE 3 or 3 of these "places"!
  • First lady says there’s ‘bromance’ between Obama, Bill Clinton

    09/21/2012 2:41:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 118 replies
    First lady says there’s ‘bromance’ between Obama, Bill Clinton By Alicia M. Cohn - 09/21/12 04:43 PM ET Michelle Obama this week acknowledged that the extended hug between President Obama and former President Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, in a surprise appearance by the president following Clinton’s speech, was “the public display of the bromance” that has been going on for some time. Obama and the first lady have invoked Clinton’s name many times on the campaign trail since his well-received speech to the Democratic convention earlier this month. Both Obama and his GOP opponent, Mitt Romney, have featured...
  • Poll Position: Will today’s Chick-fil-A ‘kiss-in’ be successful?

    08/03/2012 9:56:24 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 81 replies
    AJC ^ | Aug 3 2012 | Kyle Wingfield
    The “buycott” of Chick-fil-A on Wednesday produced what the company will only describe as an “unprecedented day” for business. Today, we get the counter-protest...in the form of a “kiss-in” by gay couples angry about remarks made by company president Dan Cathy. Will it be as successful? Boycotts have a revered place in American history as an effective form of protest, in large part because of the role they played in the civil rights movement. Lately, however, the tactic’s record is much more spotty. Looking at one list of current boycotts, I don’t see many, if any, that I’d count as...
  • Gay rights activists to hold kiss protests at Chick-fil-A restaurants

    08/02/2012 11:53:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 69 replies
    cnn ^ | 8/2/2012 | staff
    Gay rights activists are planning to hold on Friday a "national same-sex kiss day at Chick-fil-A," the restaurant chain whose president's opposition to same-sex marriage sparked a media frenzy. "Let's show Chick-fil-A thanks for their support of Love, Equality, and the Real Definition of Marriage!" organizers posted on their Facebook page. Same-sex couples are expected to arrive at restaurants across the country and kiss in protest, then post video or photos of the event on social media. But on Wednesday, throngs of others weighed in on the Chick-fil-A debate, buying chicken sandwiches at stores to show their support of the...
  • And then there's THIS: Police Nab Alleged Zit-Popper Grossing Out Fast-Food Customers

    08/10/2011 11:20:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 53 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | August 10, 2011
    CAPE CORAL, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Definitely not lovin’ it. A man accused of disgusting McDonald’s patrons by popping his pimples was under arrest after customer complaints led to a brief chase by officers. It started Monday when customers of the McDonald’s located at 2404 Santa Barbara Blvd. alerted authorities to a man standing outside the restaurant for about 10 minutes squeezing away at the acne on his back. Events that followed with police ended in a brief chase and the arrest of the man, who allegedly gave a false name when confronted about the
  • POOP BURGER: Japanese Researchers Create Artificial Meat From Human Feces

    06/15/2011 4:30:02 PM PDT · by GraceG · 132 replies
    inhabitat.com ^ | 06/15/11 | Lori Zimmer
    Lori Zimmer POOP BURGER: Japanese Researcher Creates Artificial Meat From Human Feces by Lori Zimmer, 06/15/11 filed under: News, Poo Power!, Recycled Materials recycled human excrement, turd burgers, poop burgers, meat alternative, Environmental Assessment Center, Japan, Mitsyuki Ikeda, greenhouse gas emissions, meat packing industry, methane, vegetarianism Some hardcore carnivores have a hard time finding meat alternatives such as soy protein or tofu burgers to be palatable. But non-meat eaters may lose their appetite along with their carnivorous friends over this one – a meat alternative made from HUMAN EXCREMENT. Yep, you heard me correctly — Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda has...
  • NY police look for DNA in hotel carpet in IMF case

    05/18/2011 2:11:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2011 | OM HAYS AND COLLEEN LONG
    NEW YORK – Police cut out a piece of carpet from a hotel room in a search for DNA evidence in the attempted-rape case against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. New York Police Department detectives and prosecutors believe the carpet may contain Strauss-Khan's semen spat onto the carpet after an episode of forced oral sex, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • Barnes & Noble and Borders Censor Image of Model Andrej Pejic (offensively androgynous?)

    05/17/2011 4:48:27 PM PDT · by decimon · 40 replies
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | May 17, 2011 | Vanessa Evans
    Photos of male model Andrej Pejic, featured in the new issue of Dossier magazine, have caused something of a firestorm of controversy after two of the United States' biggest bookstore chains have requested that the company use opaque plastic to cover the images. Pejic is featured shirtless on the magazine's cover. At 19, Pejic has become known for his androgynous look, and frequently models men's and women's fashions. But the cover photo for Dossier, at least according to the Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores, goes too far. By showing an androgynous model on its cover, the chains reportedly felt...
  • Chaz Bono, longtime partner Jennifer Elia engaged: Couple plans to get married 'within a year'

    05/14/2011 12:15:04 PM PDT · by Justaham · 107 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5-13-11 | Shari Weiss
    Now that his transformation from female to male is complete, Chaz Bono wants to focus on his future with his longtime partner, Jennifer Elia. Bono, son of pop icon Cher and the late Sonny Bono, revealed on Thursday's "Piers Morgan Tonight" that he and Elia would like to wed "within a year." "We've been engaged actually for two years," he said, but explained they "kind of had to put things on hold a little bit" as he underwent his gender transition. The couple, who will celebrate their sixth anniversary in August, are legally free to marry because Chaz is now...
  • Spanish gym launches nudist workout sessions to win back business (no pictures please)

    04/26/2011 2:14:13 PM PDT · by steveo · 25 replies · 2+ views
    couriermail.com.au ^ | 04/26/2011 | NewsCore
    A STRUGGLING gym in northern Spain hopes to entice new customers by offering nudist workout sessions, making it the first in the country to target naturists looking to get into shape. Liberal-minded customers in the northern town of Arrigorriaga are invited to burn calories in the buff at Easy Gym, which provides towels for comfort and to "prevent slippage on the equipment." "We knew we had to innovate because we were losing clients," said Easy Gym owner Merche Laseca. "Times are hard. There is a crisis. I need the money. I am not a nudist myself, but I don't mind...
  • An lesson in beach camouflage at 50, by pale-skinned Kathy Griffin

    04/07/2011 8:14:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 105 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 4, 2011 | Chris Johnson
    At the ripe old age of 50, few could disagree that the sands of time have been kind to Kathy Griffin (albeit with a little help from her surgeon). The American comedian and actress stripped down to a camouflage bikini on the beach in Florida yesterday, putting her enviably honed body on show for all to see. However, it wasn't the patterned two-piece she was wearing that helped her blend into her surrounds.
  • Worker rescued after being sucked into sewer pipe

    03/22/2011 9:01:15 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    king5.com ^ | 21 Mar 2011 | Eric Wilkinson
    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Firefighters rescued a worker who was sucked into a sewer pipe Monday morning. The man went into an 85-foot-deep shaft to do some work on the sewer line and went for a ride he'd much rather forget. "You can imagine what's down there, everything that's in a sewer. Everything's is gooey, slimy, smells terrible," said Bob Atkinson with Pierce County Public Utilities. The 37-year-old worker with Coluccio Construction was inside the sewer pipe inspecting it when, for some reason, he disconnected from his safety harness and then slipped into the sludge. "He would tumble every now...
  • Sir Elton John Welcomes Baby Boy

    12/27/2010 9:05:12 PM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 77 replies · 6+ views
    TV Guide ^ | 12.28.2010 | Natalie Abrams
    Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish have welcomed a baby boy to their family, according to US Magazine. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born on Christmas in California via a surrogate. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. "We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," John, 62, and Furnish, 48, told the magazine. "Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents." This is the first child for the couple, who wed in 2005 after 12 years together.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin auctioned for $87,000

    12/18/2010 7:47:50 AM PST · by epithermal · 32 replies · 1+ views
    NewsDaily ^ | 2010/12/17 | Steve Gorman
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2010 (Reuters) — An anonymous buyer has paid more than $87,000 to purchase the wood coffin that held Lee Harvey Oswald's body for 20 years, an auction house said on Friday.
  • Wis. paid $150K in prison sex case (Projectile vomit warning)

    10/28/2010 4:52:14 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 10-27-10 | Ryan Foley
    A Wisconsin prison guard allegedly coerced male inmates into letting him give them oral sex in exchange for bringing them contraband, and his superiors initially failed to stop the assaults despite warning signs, according to previously confidential records obtained by The Associated Press. Now the Wisconsin Department of Corrections' handling of the three-year-old case involving Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution guard James Trentin is costing taxpayers money. The state this year paid $150,000 to avoid a lawsuit by a former inmate who says Trentin gave him oral sex four times, according to documents obtained by the AP under Wisconsin's open...
  • Police: Naked Man Found in Business Watching Porn

    10/14/2010 12:36:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    WWMT ^ | October 13, 2010
    Authorities say a man walked into work in Oklahoma City and discovered a naked man sitting at his desk, looking at pornography. Curtis Halberstadt was being held Tuesday on an indecent exposure complaint. According to a police report, a worker at the unidentified business found a nude man viewing pornography on his computer when he came back from lunch on Thursday. Police say the employee told them he didn't know the intruder and that the man didn't work there. According to the report, when the employee asked him what he was doing there, the man said, "cleaning and trying to...
  • Naked Bike Ride in Madison looking good

    05/26/2010 7:11:29 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 36 replies · 1,685+ views
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 5/16/10 | GEORGE HESSELBERG
    Efforts to herd clothed, scantily clad and unclad bicyclists together for a potentially uncomfortable Madison tour on World Naked Bike Ride day have flopped in the past. But next month, they just might pull it off. Or at least most of it. There has been no official announcement, but there have been posters, and several informal meetings in the Rathskeller at the Memorial Union on campus. An earnest discussion group is maintained at Yahoo.com and news has circulated among bicycle groups. NOTE: The image in this story may be considered by some to be mildly not safe for work/children (Similar...
  • Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom'

    04/07/2010 7:56:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 448 replies · 7,713+ views
    Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom' Senior prom fell far short of the rite of passage Constance McMillen was hoping for when she began a legal battle to challenge a ban on same-sex dates. Published: 7:00AM BST 07 Apr 2010 Constance McMillen Photo: AP The 18-year-old lesbian student said that she was one of only seven students to show up at a private party chaperoned by school officials. She said the rest of her peers went to another private event where she wasn't invited. "It was not the prom I imagined," she said. "It really hurts my...
  • Arab conned into marrying bearded lady (LOL)

    02/11/2010 1:04:11 AM PST · by bogusname · 14 replies · 869+ views
    The register ^ | February 10, 2010 | Lester Haines
    A Dubai man whose fiancée kept her charms hidden under a niqab opted for a quick divorce after his first glimpse beneath the veil revealed she was cross-eyed and sported a beard. According to Gulf News, the unnamed "ambassador" never saw his intended's face on the few times they met, but was convinced all was well since the bride's mother had shown his mum pictures of his wife-to-be.
  • Mackenzie Phillips claims she had sex with her father: Will you boycott John Phillips' music?

    09/23/2009 2:56:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies · 3,151+ views
    music-mix.ew.com ^ | Sep 23 2009 | Clark Collis
    Mackenzie Phillips is claiming in her new book, High on Arrival, that on the eve of her 1979 wedding she slept with her musician father, John Phillips. “My father was not a man with boundaries,” writes the actress, who is appearing on Oprah this afternoon. “He was full of love, and he was sick with drugs. I woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father.” Singer-songwriter Phillips was, of course, the founder of the Mamas and the Papas who enjoyed an extraordinary run of hits in the late ’60s, including “California Dreamin’,”...
  • Name That Boy ... Barack?

    05/08/2009 9:01:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 451+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2009
    (AP) — ATLANTA -- Last year Conan O'Brien cracked this joke about then-candidate Barack Obama planning a visit to the Middle East: "Obama says he's excited about the trip -- mainly because he's looking forward to meeting other people named Barack Obama." He won't have to go that far anymore. The 44th president's forename, once a rarity in American obstetric units, has become significantly more popular this year, according to the Social Security Administration, which on Friday released its lists of the U.S.'s top 1,000 baby names for girls and boys in 2008.
  • Obama Struts and Bares it for Washingtonian Magazine

    04/23/2009 8:48:01 AM PDT · by locke22 · 21 replies · 1,151+ views
    Old Glory Radio ^ | 04/23/09 | Old Glory Radio
    Obama struts and America swoons. Washingtonian Magazine cover. A discussion of the editorial this date by Nancy Morgan, Editor of rightbias.com. Old Glory Radio Morning Report 04/23/09 WARING - RIPPELING PECS ALERT -LINK TO VIDEO REPORT -
  • The 7 Most Horrifying Parasites on the Planet

    04/16/2009 12:10:48 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies · 3,062+ views
    Cracked.com ^ | 3/30/09 | Matthew Hayden
    As soon as your doctor says you've got parasites in your body, you don't need to hear any more details. They're all horrible, right? How can it get worse than little tiny worms or something feeding on your insides? Actually, it can get way, way worse. As it turns out, there's nothing in nature more creative than a parasite. And we don't mean that in a good way. For instance...
  • Mattel released Barbie with tattoos

    03/05/2009 7:52:27 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 31 replies · 7,203+ views
    WQAD-TV ^ | March 4, 2009 | Staff Writer
    SACRAMENTO, California - A popular toy for girls is getting another makeover, but not everyone likes the new look. Mattel is releasing a new Barbie covered in tattoos. She's called "Totally Stylin Tattoos Barbie" and will hit shelves ready for spring. She comes with a set of tattoo stickers which can be put anywhere on the doll. Some people say this is not appropriate for young children......
  • The secret friendship of Hillary Clinton and John McCain

    12/24/2008 5:14:08 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,939+ views
    It's one of those things that sneaks up on you in politics, a sense of things happening not quite as you expected. It started in April when our Times colleague Louise Roug called with a quote from Sen. Hillary Clinton.
  • Rosie O'Donnell wants to have a beer with Sarah Palin

    espite their political differences, Rosie O'Donnell wouldn't mind grabbing drinks with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. “I'd like to have a beer with her. I'd like to meet her kids. She seems like a pretty nice woman," O' Donnell told Extra. "Although I have to say, I am thrilled her party did not win. [But] you got to give it to her for spunk.” The ultra-liberal O' Donnell admitted, "I think I probably would like her if I met her....She had an amazing life for herself and her family in Alaska. Very successful. Before you knew it, she was the most...
  • Vanity: True Conservative Values?

    11/05/2008 2:50:20 PM PST · by CaviarBloke · 28 replies · 1,009+ views
    I'm new here and hoping you can help me. I have a friend who told me that I should take McCain's speech last night to heart . . . that I should be positive, trust my country, and support our new president. Does this advice reflect true conservative values? What should I tell him?
  • Jawdropper of the Day: Racist Babies [UK where else?]

    07/07/2008 1:49:46 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 17 replies · 81+ views
    LGF ^ | Mon, Jul 7, 2008
    Jawdropper of the Day: Racist Babies Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 9:20:24 am PDT Good grief. Now the British nanny state is actually warning nursery school teachers to be on the lookout for racist babies.============================= "Toddlers who turn their noses up at spicy food from overseas could be branded racists by a Government-sponsored agency. "The National Children’s Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery teachers advising them to be alert for racist incidents among youngsters in their care. "This could include a child of as young as...
  • Claim: Kids who say 'yuck' may be racist

    07/07/2008 1:55:16 PM PDT · by tflabo · 61 replies · 144+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 07/07/08 | UPI
    LONDON, July 7 (UPI) -- Toddlers who say "yuck" when given flavorful foreign food may be exhibiting racist behavior, a British government-sponsored organization says. The London-based National Children's Bureau released a 366-page guide counseling adults on recognizing racist behavior in young children, The Telegraph reported Monday.
  • Toddlers who dislike spicy food 'racist'

    07/07/2008 8:11:43 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 211 replies · 309+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 7/7/2008 | Rosa Prince
    Toddlers who turn their noses up at spicy food from overseas could be branded racists by a Government-sponsored agency. The National Children's Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery teachers advising them to be alert for racist incidents among youngsters in their care. This could include a child of as young as three who says "yuk" in response to being served unfamiliar foreign food. The guidance by the NCB is designed to draw attention to potentially-racist attitudes in youngsters from a young age. It alerts playgroup leaders...
  • Lesbian Kiss Too Much for Seattle Fans

    06/05/2008 6:14:52 AM PDT · by Sopater · 62 replies · 721+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 30, 2008 | JON WIENER
    Same-Sex Couple Sues After Faced With Ultimatum at Mariners Baseball GameAnyone who has attended a Major League Baseball game in the past decade has probably seen a "Kiss Cam" where couples throughout the ballpark are featured locking lips on the big-screen JumboTrons. But controversy over ballpark kissing erupted at Safeco Field in Seattle this week when a same-sex couple claimed they were discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, which stadium officials deny. Sirbrina Guerrero, 23, says she and her partner, who requested anonymity, were just "exchanging pecks," not acting any differently than heterosexual couples at the game, when park...
  • Thar She Blows!

    04/08/2008 8:13:15 AM PDT · by TradicalRC · 16 replies · 80+ views
    Truckspills ^ | January,2004 | ???
    A 56-foot, 60-ton sperm whale died on a beach in Taiwan in January, 2004. Researchers wanted the carcass to perform an autopsy and for research, so they loaded the whale onto a tractor-trailer and set out through the city of Tainan, heading for the Shi-Tsau Natural Preserve. It took 13 hours, three cranes and 50 workers to get the whale loaded on the truck. Unfortunately, on the way through the city, gasses built up to a critical level in the whale and it exploded, spewing whale guts in the street, on the cars and over pedestrians. According to witnesses, the...
  • Deer urine prank makes students ill

    03/12/2008 2:10:20 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 30 replies · 744+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/11/2008 | n/a
    CHURCH HILL, Tenn. - Investigators are searching for whomever poured deer urine into an air conditioning unit at a school in eastern Tennessee. About a dozen students became ill after the prank at Volunteer High School in Church Hill. Firefighters were sent to the school Monday after the odor became overpowering in one classroom, and paramedics treated students who complained of headache and nausea. Church Hill Police Chief Mark Johnson says the stunt could result in a vandalism charge. Deer urine is sold by the bottle to be used to attract the animals for hunting.
  • Cops briefly clash with naked bike riders

    03/11/2008 12:44:18 PM PDT · by kingattax · 56 replies · 2,775+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 10, 2008
    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Police officers trying to control a mass ride of naked bicyclists decided against making any arrests after the confrontation intensified. Roughly 100 bicyclists in various states of undress took part in the hour-long event that mimicked similar rides held in bigger cities around the world. Along the way, riders cheered, chanted and stopped traffic as they pedaled through the streets of Eugene. Organizers of the Saturday night event did not alert Eugene police in advance, but officers quickly caught on. At one point, at least three patrol cars showed up near the main pack of cyclists....
  • UN Conference Promotes Insect Eating - Crickets, Grubs Called High Source Of Protein

    02/24/2008 1:00:24 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 38 replies · 633+ views
    WFSB.com Hartford, Conn. ^ | February 24, 2008 | AP
    CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- Crickets, caterpillars and grubs are high in protein and minerals and could be an important food source during droughts and other emergencies, according to scientists. "I definitely think they can assist," said German biologist V.B. Meyer-Rochow, who regularly eats insects and wore a T-shirt with a Harlequin longhorn beetle to a U.N.-sponsored conference this month on promoting bugs as a food source. Three dozen scientists from 15 countries gathered in this northern Thailand city, home to several dozen restaurants serving insects and other bugs. Some of their proposals were more down to earth than others. A...
  • Caption Hillary at the SOTU Address(Vanity)

    01/28/2008 7:51:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies · 1,082+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | January 28, 2008
  • Transgender woman sues hospital (Catholic-Owned Seton Won't Let Her Get Breast Surgery Eeewww!)

    01/05/2008 10:01:16 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 40 replies · 1,978+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/5/08 | Barbara Feder Ostrov
    "God made you a man." That's what Charlene Hastings said she was told when she called to inquire about breast enlargement surgery at Seton Medical Center, a Catholic hospital in Daly City. Now the San Franciscan is suing the hospital, claiming officials there discriminated against her because she had a sex-change operation. Hastings, 57, had already had the major surgery she needed to become a woman. She had chosen a San Francisco plastic surgeon with privileges at Seton to perform the breast augmentation in October 2006. But the surgeon, Dr. Leonard Gray, told her that Seton no longer allowed him...
  • Clinton donates saxophone to Jazz Museum

    12/22/2007 5:40:03 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 32 replies · 152+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 21, 2007
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Former President Clinton has donated the saxophone he played at his inauguration to the American Jazz Museum. The attraction is part of the historic 18th and Vine district, where musicians often play into the early morning at an old union hall called the Mutual Musicians Foundation. "Though he may have been unable to hang in a jam session at the Mutual Musicians Foundation, he is the only leader of the free world to be a jazz musician, and I know he would have loved the chance to sit in on a set," Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo.,...
  • U.S. sets record in sexual disease cases-(superbug California,Hawaii,South,Midwest.)

    11/13/2007 6:53:48 PM PST · by Flavius · 24 replies · 205+ views
    ap ^ | 11/13/07 | By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer
    ATLANTA - More than 1 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the United States last year — the most ever reported for a sexually transmitted disease, federal health officials said Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they think better and more intensive screening accounts for much of the increase, but added that chlamydia was not the only sexually transmitted disease on the rise. Gonorrhea rates are jumping again after hitting a record low, and an increasing number of cases are caused by a "superbug" version resistant to common antibiotics.
  • Caption Bill and Hillary at an ice cream parlor

    07/05/2007 5:26:05 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 102 replies · 2,457+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos | 7/3/07 | staff
    "Democratic Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton place an order at Whitey's Ice Cream during a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa, July 3, 2007."Later...
  • Hillary's Worst Outfit Yet

    07/03/2007 7:54:50 PM PDT · by AnnaZ · 48 replies · 1,162+ views
    On Drudge ^ | 7/3/07
    Okay, frankly I'm demoralized when we focus too much on Hilliary!'s looks. The fact that she's an unapologetic Marxist should be enough. (Plus, she doesn't look that bad... it's just the maniacal facial expressions.) That said... what the hell was she thinking?!
  • Cucumber-flavored soda sold in Japan

    06/13/2007 1:12:42 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 93 replies · 1,615+ views
    AP Yahoo ^ | Wed Jun 13, 7:47 AM ET
    TOKYO - Japanese are staying cool as a cucumber this summer with "Pepsi Ice Cucumber" — a new soda based on the crisp green gourd. The soft drink, which hit stores here on Tuesday, doesn't actually have any cucumber in it — but has been artificially flavored to resemble "the refreshing taste of a fresh cucumber," said Aya Takemoto, spokeswoman of Japan's Pepsi distributor, Suntory Ltd. "We wanted a flavor that makes people think of keeping cool in the summer heat," Takemoto said. "We thought the cucumber was just perfect." The mint-colored soda is on sale just for the summer...
  • Court Ruling Could Have Chilling Effect On Organ Donations (Govt OWNS you!)

    05/24/2007 10:50:43 PM PDT · by RedQuill · 35 replies · 1,224+ views
    Court Ruling Could Have Chilling Effect On Organ Donations SEATTLE -- If you marked "organ donation" on your driver's license, you may have given consent for something you can't imagine. Over the past year, KIRO Team 7 Investigators have repeatedly exposed how the King County Medical Examiner’s Office traded hundreds of human brains to a research lab, collecting $1.5 million along the way. Dozens of families say King County failed to get proper consent. Four sued. Now, Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne discovers a resulting court ruling might make everyone's donated body parts up for grabs. I, along with 2.6 million...
  • Israel Offers Assistance in Wake of Gaza Sewage Disaster

    03/27/2007 11:15:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 805+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3-27-07 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) Israel has offered assistance to hundreds of Palestinian Authority Arabs affected by a flood of raw sewage that swept through a Bedouin village in the northern Gaza Strip Tuesday afternoon. Defense Minister Amir Peretz instructed the IDF to prepare for the possibility of evacuating the injured to Israeli hospitals. The village, Umm Nasser, is near Beit Lahiya and less than a kilometer from the Gaza Strip border with Israel. At least 25 houses in the 200-family village were immediately swamped when the local sewage system's cesspool wall collapsed and pipes burst. Between six and nine people are reported dead,...
  • Hillary Clinton Pledges White House Partnership With Gay Activists

    03/05/2007 5:25:05 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 57 replies · 1,362+ views
    KOTV News ^ | March 4, 2007 | AP
    Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton told the nation's leading gay rights group in an unpublicized speech that she wants a partnership with gays if elected president. In the speech, Clinton joked that she shares the same initials as the group, and pledged to maintain the same close working relationship that last year helped defeat the federal amendment which would have banned same-sex marriage. Sen. Clinton said it would be safer for the nation if openly gay soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen could wear the uniform.