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  • Architecture Contest Calls for Zombie-Proof Home Designs

    10/19/2011 6:58:05 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    Yahooo ^ | 10-18-11 | Joseph Castro
    Between diseases, global warming and falling satellites, we have a lot to worry about these days – but let’s not forget about the looming threat of a zombie apocalypse. To help us prepare for this potential undead disaster, the folks at Architects Southwest, an architecture firm based in Louisiana, have launched the 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition. The organization has tasked artists, architects and other zombie enthusiasts with one goal: Design a haven that can withstand a full-on zombie assault on civilization as we know it. Design entries so far are varied and imaginative, to say the least. A top...
  • "Budget zombie" put on hold by Obama administration; future in doubt ($80B Commiecare™ gimmick)

    10/10/2011 6:45:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Herald News ^ | 10/08/11 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    "Budget zombie" put on hold by Obama administration; future in doubtBy Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press Posted Oct 08, 2011 @ 10:24 PM WASHINGTON — They’re calling it the zombie in the budget. It’s a long-term care plan the Obama administration has put on hold, fearing it could go bust if actually implemented. Yet while the program exists on paper, monthly premiums the government may never collect count as reducing federal deficits. Real or not, that’s $80 billion over the next 10 years. The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program, CLASS for short, may just keep lurching along indefinitely. It...
  • Eccentric Duchess of Alba marries her toyboy

    10/06/2011 5:10:02 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 41 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | October 06, 2011 | Dan Sales
    Eccentric 85-year-old billionaire the Duchess of Alba — the world's most titled woman — married her toyboy yesterday in Spain's "wedding of the century". Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, famous for her frizzy blonde hair, wed civil servant Alfonso Diez, 60, in front of 38 guests at her Ł3billion palace.
  • Caption Occupy Wall Street "Zombies"

    10/03/2011 1:29:19 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 44 replies
    A demonstrator, with play money in her mouth and hair, marches with others dressed as "corporate zombies" as they take part in an Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan in New York, October 3, 2011. The Occupy Wall Street protests moved into their third week Monday with demonstrators camping out in Zuccotti Park.
  • Why Do All of Dictator Obama's JOBS ! Speeches and Programs Result in More DEBT ?

    09/14/2011 11:36:13 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 7 replies
    Vanity/ Failedideology | September 14, 2011 | Graewoulf
    This is truly a great mystery to me: How can a US President fail so badly after trying so hard to revive the failed ideologies of Keynesian Instant Spending Socialism, or as it is better known: " KISS, " and Socialism itself? It just doesn't make any sense! It must be very discouraging for Dictator Obama to take the very best of the failed ideologies of the past, work so hard, be so arrogant, make so many, many pretty speeches, and sign so many Pork Barrel, no ear-mark, no targeted, ( govspeak in the District of Corruption changes so fast,...
  • DANGEROUS STORM WILL AFFECT 100 MILLION PEOPLE THROUGH THIS WEEKEND

    08/24/2011 6:02:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Weather Bell ^ | August 24,2011 | Joe D'Aleo
    The meteorologists at WeatherBELL Analytics believe we have an extremely dangerous situation on our hands. It is important that everyone in the potential path of this storm understand the consequences of Hurricane Irene's track. While there is still some variation in the computer models, the possibility of a devastating hurricane on Long Island and New England is very real. The European computer model has Irene north into New Jersey, New York and up the Hudson River and so even NYC is not out of the woods yet. The HWRF model is similar to the GFS model with a track over...
  • Craigslist May Not Be The Best Place To Advertise For Weed When You’re Light

    06/21/2011 11:24:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 21, 2011
    What kind of a guy actually places an ad on Craigslist seeking to purchase marijuana?
  • The first zombie proof house...(cool)

    06/01/2011 11:26:08 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 21 replies
    all-that-is-interesting.com ^ | april 26 of ???? | Posted by Blaine
    The house, with its movable walls, has only one entrance, which is located on the second floor after crossing a drawbridge. Seems like the perfect opportunity to use a flamethrower and defend the life of your family, while stylishly nesting in a piece of architectural elitism.
  • Why does CDC's 'zombie apocalypse' preparedness list omit guns?

    05/20/2011 8:58:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 April, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) raised a few eyebrows Monday, when Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan posted, on CDC's official Public Health Matters blog, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse" (expect slow/difficult loading of the web page, which is apparently drawing vastly heavier web traffic than CDC is accustomed to dealing with). Here's what CDC recommends having on hand when the flesh-eating dead arise: So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house. This includes things like water, food, and other supplies...
  • Bad news: CDC now issuing advice on how to prepare for the zombie apocalypse

    05/19/2011 7:26:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2011 | Allahpundit
    First, a religious group claims that the Rapture will happen this Saturday. Then this post mysteriously appears on the CDC’s official blog.If I see any locusts tomorrow, I’m barricading the door. There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.We’ve all seen at least one movie about flesh-eating zombies taking over (my...
  • Shut the People Down (Obama planned to make shutdown worse than it had to be!)

    04/11/2011 10:59:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 11, 2011 | The Prowler
    STANDOFF CYNICISM No one can say that President Barack Obama and his administration weren't thinking of the American people during the budget standoff with Republicans. Their inconvenience was very much on his mind. According to White House sources, in the weeks leading up to last week's push for a budget deal, the President approved plans that had the White House and federal agencies looking at every federal government resource that entailed public interaction, and whether it could be shut down during a closure of the government -- even if under normal government closures those resources would have or could have...
  • Tehran Conference Honors Rachel Corrie

    03/14/2011 4:30:40 PM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    MEMRI Blog ^ | March 13, 2011 | staff
    Iranian Press TV reports that a conference is to be held in Tehran today, March 14, to mark the anniversary of the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie. The conference is titled "Which rights, which human, which American?" The report quotes Mehdi Foroutan, the director of the Enqelab Eslami (Islamic Revolution) Cultural Center, as saying that the conference will include representatives from 30 NGOs who are gathering "to condemn the inhumane killing of the American peace activist at the hands of the Israeli regime."
  • Zombie game concerns school faculty

    01/28/2011 3:21:19 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 28, 2011
    SEATTLE, - Some administrators and faculty members at Seattle's University of Washington said they are seeking to ban "Humans Vs. Zombies Tag" on campus. Professor Mary Callahan said the game came to her attention after she spotted a student "dressed in combat fatigues, carrying a dark (toy) rifle strapped over his shoulder, and perched in the window of the fourth floor stairwell of Thomson Hall," KING-TV, Seattle, reported Thursday. "I don't doubt that this game has its social, sporting and strategic appeal, but I believe it should be played elsewhere ... I don't like walking around campus amongst make-believe assassins...
  • (Survival Tips For The Zombie Apocalypse!) Anatomy and the Perfect (Undead) Headshot

    12/08/2010 8:19:33 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 3, 2010 | JOE PAPPALARDO
    Anatomy and the Perfect (Undead) Headshot Does the creative team behind the hit TV show The Walking Dead take zombie anatomy as seriously as the legions of crazed fanboys? PM investigates. Horror aficionados judge onscreen zombie special effects by the quality of the cranial gunshots that kill the ghouls. The cameras of AMC's show The Walking Dead linger on the aftereffects of gunshots to the heads of their undead in a way that can only be described as lavish. The show's just-completed first season has been serious, emotional, well-written and epic. But for those kind of people who are obsessed...
  • Can Bayonets Kill Zombies?

    11/06/2010 9:59:33 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 95 replies · 2+ views
  • Man Accused of Shooting at Cop Pleads Insanity (Man Says He Thought Cop Was Zombie)

    10/01/2010 5:26:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 9/24/2010 | Pierrette J. Shields
    A Longmont man accused of shooting at and attempting to kill a Longmont Police Officer in May appeared in Boulder District Court on Friday and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Brandon Duke, 22, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, first degree assault, felony menacing, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, all felonies, and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer, and reckless endangerment. He told investigators after he was arrested that he believed Longmont Officer David Blake was a zombie and that his actions were caused by mental illness. Duke shot at...
  • 'Zombie' DNA Can Wake Up, Cause Disease

    08/23/2010 1:45:21 PM PDT · by The Comedian · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Newser ^ | Aug 20, 2010 | Nick McMaster
    Geneticists have found the culprit causing a common form of muscular dystrophy—zombie DNA. Sort of. They've discovered that long-inactive genes—so-called junk DNA lying dormant in the human genome for thousands of years—"can rise from the dead like zombies" and cause trouble, explains Gina Kolata in the New York Times. This is the first time they've witnessed the feat, which they spell out in the journal Science. Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/20/science/20gene.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general
  • 7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly)

    08/17/2010 7:11:55 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies
    Cracked.com ^ | Aug 17, 2010 | David Dietle
    Let's pretend for a moment that zombies are real (as if half of you weren't already daydreaming about that very thing). Have you noticed how most zombie movies take place only after the apocalypse is in full-swing? By the time we join our survivors, the military and government are already wiped out, and none of the streets are safe. There's a reason the movie starts there, and not earlier. It's because the early part, where we go from one zombie to millions, doesn't make any sense. If you let the creeping buzzkill of logic into the zombie party, you realize...
  • 'Zombie ants' controlled by parasitic fungus for 48m years

    08/17/2010 7:17:15 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 43 replies
    Guardian ^ | August 18th 2010 | Ian Sample
    Earliest evidence of fungus that takes over ants' behaviour for its own ends found by scientists. The oldest evidence of a fungus that turns ants into zombies and makes them stagger to their death has been uncovered by scientists. The gruesome hallmark of the fungus's handiwork was found on the leaves of plants that grew in Messel, near Darmstadt in Germany, 48m years ago. The finding shows that parasitic fungi evolved the ability to control the creatures they infect in the distant past, even before the rise of the Himalayas. The fungus, which is alive and well in forests today,...
  • The best anti-zombie gun is a sword

    04/04/2010 11:34:38 AM PDT · by ancientart · 36 replies · 1,772+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | April 4, 2009 | Art Marmorstein
    My family and I were running as fast as we could, but the zombies got closer and closer. In desperation, I did the only thing I could think of: I started reciting Bible verses. The zombies slowed to a crawl and then to a stop. Something seemed to be happening to them, something that made them considerably less sinister. Unfortunately, my supply of memorized scriptures was disappearing fast, and I knew that, once it was gone, they'd be after us again. But just when I came to the very last verse of my scriptural ammunition supply, we were saved: I...
  • Dawn of the Dead on Now - Vanity (May as well Zombie out)

    03/19/2010 9:19:22 PM PDT · by txhurl · 21 replies · 474+ views
    TV ^ | 6 or so years ago | George Romero
    We're all Zombies now. Maybe not, there are still 5 votes up in the air.
  • Obama Empty Suit- Leading an Army of Dead Men Walking

    02/26/2010 6:46:48 AM PST · by Yaacov · 16 replies · 747+ views
    Breath of the Beast | Yaacov ben Moshe
    President Obama is an avian mixed metaphor. He has tried to be the early bird, pushing very heard on his radical agenda in the face of economic hardships. But he has only suceeded in making himself the earliest lame duck in history. Case in point is his attempt to humiliate John McCain at yesterday's Healthcare Kabuki Theatre. The man is either living in a fool's paradise or he is just trying to do as much damage as he can before he is deprived of his minions next year and swept out of office in three years. The election is NOT...
  • THE GREATEST MOVIE LINE EVER!!!

    02/06/2010 8:42:55 PM PST · by Talisker · 84 replies · 2,191+ views
    What's a zombie?
  • Haiti's mass graves swell; doctors fear more death

    01/21/2010 6:54:10 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 14 replies · 540+ views
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | January 21, 2010 | MIKE MELIA
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Workers are carving out mass graves on a hillside north of Haiti's capital, using earth-movers to bury 10,000 earthquake victims in a single day while relief workers warn the death toll could increase. Medical clinics have 12-day patient backlogs, untreated injuries are festering and makeshift camps housing thousands of survivors could foster disease, experts said. "The next health risk could include outbreaks of diarrhea, respiratory tract infections and other diseases among hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in overcrowded camps with poor or nonexistent sanitation," said Dr. Greg Elder, deputy operations manager for Doctors Without Borders in...
  • The ceremony at the Bois Caďman (Haiti and voodu and Robertson)

    01/14/2010 12:37:41 PM PST · by La Lydia · 38 replies · 1,725+ views
    Ghost of a Fela ^ | January 14, 2010 | Anthropologist to the Stars!
    Call Pat Robertson crazy or, worse yet, insensitive for his remarks following the earthquake in Haiti. To a reasonable person (by which I mean an NPR listener's self-concept), the notion Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude earthquake was punishment for a 200 year old pact with the Devil sounds crazy or, worse yet, insensitive. This perhaps particularly so to a reasonable person recalling Robertson's remarks along similar lines following 9/11. The trouble for critics of Robertson's insensitivity (I have seen no sympathy for the devil troubling him), is that Haitians say much the same thing themselves. The commonly accepted date for the start...
  • PAT ROBERTSON: HAITI SURRENDERED TO SATAN AND SO IS CURSED

    01/13/2010 1:25:50 PM PST · by freedomyes · 131 replies · 3,609+ views
    TruthInConviction ^ | Jan 13 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    If our nation continues to turn its face against God, it will pay severely with divine curses. There is an obvious, pressing need for a spiritual revival to engulf America; only then will divine blessings return to this country.
  • ‘They Have Been Cursed’: Pat Robertson Says Haiti ‘Swore a Pact to the Devil’

    01/13/2010 12:10:06 PM PST · by BJClinton · 291 replies · 8,646+ views
    breitbart.tv ^ | * 44 comments * * * * Bookmark and Share January 13, 2010 | Pat Robertson
    "We will serve you if you will get us free from the French." Video at link.
  • Haiti - New master in Haitain voodoo

    03/08/2008 7:05:32 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 914+ views
    Excerpt - PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP) — In a Haitian dance hall transformed into a temple, dozens of voodoo practitioners dressed all in white, scarves around their necks in red, yellow or green, came Friday to pay homage to their first-ever "supreme master". "Open the barriers," a sole voice intoned in Creole. "The master has arrive," answered the crowd of men and women, as they rose to greet Max Beauvoir, 72. Until recently, the priests of voodoo, the heavily spirit-focused, African-rooted belief of many Haitians, operated autonomously without a formal hierarchy or rules. But through the associations of followers, they decided to...
  • Circle of friends The importance of other people in our preparedness plans

    12/17/2009 6:58:05 PM PST · by The Comedian · 137 replies · 2,746+ views
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | Dec. 17, 2009 | Claire Wolfe
    Hardcore survivalists cherish what I call the "George Romero Scenario." It goes like this: The proverbial poop has hit the propeller. Cities collapse into chaos. But we, the prepared, are...well, we're prepared. We hunker in our rural bunkers, clutching our Super Whiz-Whacker 3000 combat arms, eagle-eyed and ready for any eventuality. We boldly fend off wave after ravenous wave of starving city folk who stagger at us like unstoppable zombies in a Romero horror flick. These zombies crave not our living flesh, but our six-gallon, mylar-lined superpails of dried lentils, our root cellars full of last year's carrots, and our...
  • Special Forces Use Zombie Tech In Combat

    11/16/2009 12:15:23 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 644+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/15/2009 | The Strategy Page
    The U.S. Army Special Forces is equipping 18 A Teams (officially known as ODAs, or Operational Detachment Alpha) with Land Warrior electronic equipment. But the Special Forces gear will have one special addition; satellite communications. Normally, Land Warrior comms use line-of-sight (FM) radio. But in the hilly Afghan terrain, and with the dispersed tactics used by Special Forces, satellite communications makes more sense. This is yet another field test for the cancelled Land Warrior project. Last Summer, the army sent an infantry brigade, equipped with Land Warrior gear, to Afghanistan. All this is happening, in spite of the fact that,...
  • NYC Obama Zombie Parade!

    10/30/2009 12:53:30 PM PDT · by Infidel Heather · 40 replies · 2,061+ views
    Zombies for Obama ^ | Zombies for Obama
    An amazing piece of Street Theatre has been planned for this year's Village Halloween Parade... and all you patriotic New Yorkers are invited to participate -- as zombie followers of Obama! This is a follow-up to last year's successful skit, "Zombies for Obama," led again by artistic director Reynolds Butler. Parading up Sixth Avenue this October 31 will be a group of Obama-worshiping zombies, chanting "Hope... Change... Hope... Change..." and led by an outrageous and wonderfully offensive Barack Obama. You can participate in several ways: •March as a zombie follower of Obama •Blog about the event to increase publicity •Videotape...
  • Iowa Man Ordering Food at a Restaurant Called a Zombie, Then Punched =Twice

    10/25/2009 4:27:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies · 2,405+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | October 25, 2009
    Iowa City police are investigating an early morning assault in which a man accused another of being a zombie, then punched him twice. Police said the assault occurred at 1:17 a.m. Sunday at an Iowa City restaurant south of the University of Iowa campus. A man was ordering food when he was approached by another man who called him a zombie, then hit him in the eye. When the victim tried to call police on his cell phone, the man punched him again, breaking his nose. The man then ran out a back door. The victim was taken by ambulance...
  • Thank goodness! UF has a plan for zombie invasions

    10/02/2009 8:37:51 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 35 replies · 1,129+ views
    Gainesville Sun ^ | Friday, October 2, 2009 | Nathan Crabbe
    Forget swine flu: The University of Florida's latest plan of attack concerns the off chance its employees become flesh-eating zombies. A plan to deal with a campus zombie attack was posted among disaster preparation exercises on the university's e-Learning Web site before being removed late Thursday afternoon. The plan included medical information on "zombieism" and a form allowing UF employees to explain why they killed infected co-workers, such as those workers making "references to wanting to eat brains." "Obviously it was meant to be humorous," Doug Johnson, manager of UF's e-Learning Support Services and author of the plan, said Thursday...
  • Danger 50000 Volts: Zombies

    10/02/2009 10:28:07 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 7 replies · 1,101+ views
    Nick Frost and Simon Pegg teach us how to hunt zombies. Part 1Part 2Part 3
  • Flicks: If only the zombies would eat Michael Moore

    10/02/2009 7:40:59 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 68 replies · 1,633+ views
    www.morningsun.net ^ | Sep 30, 2009 @ 02:31 PM | John Meo
    Flicks: If only the zombies would eat Michael MooreBy John Meo GateHouse News Service Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 02:31 PM Just go see “The Invention of Lying,” OK? Please? For Ricky. For Jennifer. For me. Moving on. ... I have an idea for a movie. In this movie, a wacky assortment of characters — a redneck, a nerd, an obviously hot chick, an obviously hot chick who wears glasses and is not, indeed, supposed to be hot, a jock, a fat guy and Judd Nelson — are thrown together as they fight for survival in the wake of the...
  • Oozing zombies march on Toronto

    09/12/2009 6:43:03 PM PDT · by Saije · 4 replies · 533+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 9/12/2009 | Emily Mathieu
    The undead have officially taken over Yonge-Dundas Square, and they are restless. "Arrrggg, this song really suck, play something else," groaned one blood-drenched young man, as a low and ominous bass track looped on giant speakers at the square. He would only identify himself as "Ahhhh ... uuaaaaa ... arggg, rock on," before drooling a quantity of purple liquid onto his pants. The shuffling, bleeding, oozing, army are in the square to honour George A. Romero, who launches his new film Survival of the Dead tonight at TIFF. Romero took to the stage to thunderous groans shortly before 7 p.m....
  • Science ponders 'zombie attack'

    08/18/2009 9:06:10 PM PDT · by sig226 · 44 replies · 914+ views
    BBC News ^ | 8/18/09 | Pallab Ghosh
    By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News If zombies actually existed, an attack by them would lead to the collapse of civilisation unless dealt with quickly and aggressively. That is the conclusion of a mathematical exercise carried out by researchers in Canada. They say only frequent counter-attacks with increasing force would eradicate the fictional creatures. The scientific paper is published in a book - Infectious Diseases Modelling Research Progress. In books, films, video games and folklore, zombies are undead creatures, able to turn the living into other zombies with a bite. But there is a serious side to the work....
  • Texas 'baby-eater' charged with murder (update)

    07/29/2009 12:25:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies · 1,434+ views
    3AW Radio ^ | 7/29/2009
    The woman who allegedly 'decapitated' her baby before eating parts of the body has been charged with capital murder. Otty Sanchez's alleged murder of her infant son Scott Wesley Buchholtz-Sanchez - born on June 30 - has shocked not just her home-state Texas, but people around the world. Local police say the mother used a knife and two swords to dismember her baby boy before eating parts of the body, including his brain. The woman also decapitated the child before turning a knife onto herself. Investigators are describing the case as the worst they have ever come across. Sanchez has...
  • Twelve Million Zombie Computers Since January

    05/07/2009 11:59:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies · 1,485+ views
    Digital Trend ^ | Christopher Nickson | May 07, 2009
    Twelve million computers have been brought into botnets since January, according to a new report — and 18% of all zombie machines are in the US. A new report from security company McAfee says that since January an estimated 12 million computers have been infected with malware and turned into zombies, making them part of botnets, and that these zombie numbers have increased by 50% since last year. At 18%, the US hosts the largest number of infected machines, followed by China with 13%. Jeff Green, senior vice-president of McAfee, said: “The massive expansion of these botnets provides cyber-criminals with...
  • What’s Your Zombie Contingency Plan? 11 Practical Strategies

    04/15/2009 11:54:52 AM PDT · by BigBlueJon · 17 replies · 822+ views
    cracked.com ^ | April 15th, 2009 | Robert Brockway
    If you need a break from taxes day and everything related, here's a little needed humor.
  • Metairie man says stranger chewed, swallowed after taking bite out of his arm

    04/14/2009 9:35:04 AM PDT · by Ellendra · 21 replies · 1,996+ views
    Nola.com ^ | 04-07-2009 | Michelle Hunter
    A Metairie resident is recovering after a stranger bit a chunk of flesh out of his arm and swallowed it Saturday afternoon. Joseph Lancellotti, 67, told authorities he did not know the suspect, later identified as Mario Vargas, 48, or why he was attacked in his front yard. Lancellotti was gardening at his home in the 4400 block of Kawanee Avenue about 2 p.m. when he noticed a man walking toward his house, shouting angrily, the report said. Lancellotti said he couldn't understand the man because he was yelling in Spanish. But when the man got within two feet, he...
  • Massive Chinese Computer Espionage Network

    03/29/2009 3:25:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 819+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 29 March 2009 | Paul Harris
    A mystery electronic spy network apparently based in China has infiltrated hundreds of computers around the world and stolen files and documents, Canadian researchers have revealed. The network, dubbed GhostNet, appears to target embassies, media groups, NGOs, international organisations, government foreign ministries and the offices of the Dalai Lama, leader of the Tibetan exile movement. The researchers, based at Toronto University's Munk Centre for International Studies, said their discovery had profound implications. "This report serves as a wake-up call... these are major disruptive capabilities that the professional information security community, as well as policymakers, need to come to terms with...
  • Rush Limbaugh Makes an Idiot of Himself (Punkin leading Viking Kitty Charge)

    03/03/2009 2:05:58 PM PST · by minn7rules · 221 replies · 5,027+ views
    Two Big Boobs Blog ^ | March 3, 2009 | Chef Boy R M
  • How Washington can prevent ‘zombie banks’(kill them)

    03/02/2009 3:16:18 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 1,070+ views
    FT ^ | 03/01/09 | James Baker
    How Washington can prevent ‘zombie banks’ By James Baker Published: March 1 2009 19:38 | Last updated: March 1 2009 19:38 Beginning in 1990, Japan suffered a collapse in real estate and stock market prices that pushed major banks into insolvency. Rather than follow America’s tough recommendation – and close or recapitalise these banks – Japan took an easier approach. It kept banks marginally functional through explicit or implicit guarantees and piecemeal government bail-outs. The resulting “zombie banks” – neither alive nor dead – could not support economic growth. A period of feeble economic performance called Japan’s “lost decade” resulted....
  • Rating the Top 12 U.S. Banks - From Hidden Gems to Zombies

    02/19/2009 6:34:27 AM PST · by Candor7 · 24 replies · 2,055+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | February 18, 2009 | Martin Hutchinson
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner last week proposed a series of programs, totaling $1.5 trillion, to bail out the U.S. banking system. Of course, Geithner hasn’t told us precisely how he plans to spend the money, or identified which banks require such an enormous outlay. So I thought it was worth looking at the United States’ 12 largest banks to see where the problems might be and identify which banks might need big infusions of government cash. I perused the financial statements of all 12 banks, and also looked at their market valuations. Unlike when the Troubled Assets Relief Program...
  • Barack Obama: Could he turn into a 'zombie president'?

    02/12/2009 5:59:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies · 1,198+ views
    New Scottsman ^ | February 12, 2009 | Martyn McLaughlin
    Of all the promises he has made and the hope he has instilled in the people of the United States, Barack Obama knows that unless he can steer the financial sector away from turmoil, he will not be able to lead the nation down the road to utopia. His administration's plan to rescue the country's ailing banking system and thaw frozen credit markets, the president believes, represents the best option to jump-start the economy and ready the US for the years ahead. It is a bold and confident assertion regarding a vital issue. If he is not successful in filling...
  • Zombie: Gaza War Protest and Anti-Israel Rally (San Francisco 1/10/2009)

    01/13/2009 10:31:35 AM PST · by mojito · 36 replies · 1,306+ views
    ZombieTimes ^ | 1/12/2009 | Zombie
    On Saturday, January 10, 2009, a large rally and march took place in San Francisco to protest Israel's invasion of Gaza. The event was one of a series of similar events held in various cities around the country on the same day, and was organized by ANSWER along with several other far-left, Arab and Muslim groups. The photos in this report represent what I personally saw that day in San Francisco. Because there were thousands of people in attendance, with innumerable signs, vignettes and scenes playing out every minute in many different locations, I can vouch only for what I...
  • Internet security is broken, and no one knows how to fix it

    12/08/2008 8:16:52 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,390+ views
    IHT ^ | 12/07/08 | John Markoff
    Internet security is broken, and no one knows how to fix it By John Markoff Sunday, December 7, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO: Internet security is broken, and nobody seems to know quite how to fix it. Despite the efforts of the computer security industry and a half-decade struggle by Microsoft to improve the security of its Windows operating system software, malicious software is spreading faster than ever. The so-called malware surreptitiously takes over a PC and then uses that computer to spread the software to other machines exponentially. Computer scientists and security researchers acknowledge that they cannot get ahead of the...
  • Operation First Casualty: Anti-war protest and street theater (Zombie Photo Essay)

    12/01/2008 10:53:29 AM PST · by mojito · 38 replies · 2,158+ views
    ZombieTime ^ | 11/28/2008 | Zombie
    The anti-American group "Iraq Veterans Against the War" decided that the day after Thanksgiving would be a good time to stage an anti-war protest and street theater in San Francisco's Union Square -- because California's most crowded shopping district on the busiest day of the year would provide the largest audience for their antics. I place "Iraq Veterans Against the War" in quotation marks because it's quite evident to anyone who sees them in action that few of their members are actual veterans, and they only claim to be veterans to give their ridiculous tales the tone of authority. They...
  • Zombie's Denver Report Helps Clear Cop (Code Pink Moron)

    09/25/2008 9:47:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies · 611+ views
    LittleGreenFootballs ^ | 9/25/2008 | Charles Johnson
    You may remember Zombie’s report from the Denver Democratic Convention, covering an incident in which Code Pink was trying to claim police brutality: Zombie: Anatomy of a Video - Democratic Convention 2008. Today the Denver district attorney announced that no charges will be filed against the police officer involved: Cop who shoved DNC protester to the ground cleared by Denver DA. The district attorney’s office will not file charges against a Denver police officer who was videotaped shoving an activist to the ground at a protest during the Democratic National Convention last month. On Aug. 26, CodePink activist Alicia Forrest,...