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  • TVA sued by zombie protestors

    01/27/2012 12:20:10 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    A group of six Knoxville residents are suing the Tennessee Valley Authority , claiming it violated their free speech rights by refusing them entry into a TVA board of directors meeting. The six people were dressed in zombie costumes when they were denied entry. Knoxville News Sentinel writes that they are also seeking an injunction stopping TVA from barring costumed citizens from attending meetings. Protestors in Chattanooga last July dressed up as zombies to urge TVA not to complete a plant in Bellefonte, where work has been idled since 1988. The protestors called Bellefonte a “corpse” of a power plant,...
  • Appetite for destruction: 2012 and the Apocalypse

    01/02/2012 9:03:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Canadian TV ^ | December 30, 2011 | Jered Stuffco
    It seems like everyone has their own vision of the Apocalypse. For Christians, The End is synonymous with the Four Horsemen, the Rapture and the Anti-Christ. Environmentalists, meanwhile, fear climate change, melting polar ice caps and turbulent weather. For paranoid newshounds, if rogue states like Iran or North Korea don't trigger a nuclear war, then debt-wracked banks will soon lead to total societal collapse. Then there's Hollywood: aliens, meteors, earthquakes, malfunctioning uteri and Hitchcock's angry birds. While the Apocalypse-theme has essentially become a pop culture cliché, it remains endlessly fascinating. Case in point: the Christian-focused "Left Behind" books, which have...
  • Kit Up Zombie Ops: Your Survival Philosophy (Realist; Neoconservative; Liberal; Constructivist)

    01/02/2012 1:19:22 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Kit Up! ^ | Decmber 31, 2011 | Pat Kilbane
    How you equip yourself for a zombie apocalypse depends largely on your personal belief systems. Are you going to focus solely on self-preservation? Or is restoring order to your country a transcendent objective? How willing are you to share your resources with strangers? And how discriminating will you be in shooting other human beings? Author Daniel Drezner tackles such moral dilemmas on a global level in his book Theories of International Politics and Zombies. Drezner is the real deal, by the way, a professor of international politics at Tufts University and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Here’s...
  • Black Eye Friday: Shoppers throw punches over new Air Jordans

    12/23/2011 10:33:44 AM PST · by bkopto · 36 replies
    WBTV Pineville ^ | Dec 23, 2011 | Derrick Rose
    Dozens of police officers had to break up fights and restore order at a local mall while shoppers were waiting for an overnight sale of a popular tennis shoe. The disturbance started inside Carolina Place Mall just after 5am. Witnesses said as mall officials opened the mall doors, crowds of people pushed their way in. "They almost took the door off the hinges," one shopper who didn't want to be identified said, "there were women with babies in their hands and they on their backs." Shoppers were in line waiting for the re-release of the Air Jordan XI Concord tennis...
  • HOWARD DAVIDOWITZ: Consumers Are In TERRIBLE Shape...And It's Going To Get Worse!

    12/20/2011 7:31:53 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 13, 2011 | Howard Davidowitz
    In his own inimitable style, Davidowitz explains why the consumer is in "terrible shape" and why "it's going to get worse," citing the following: Crushing Debt Load: Consumer debt is 117% of disposable income. Help Not Wanted: Even November's "strong" report included more people dropping out of the labor pool (315,000) vs. those who found work (278,000), according to the Labor Department's household survey. Reverse Wealth Effect: Household net worth fell 4% in the third quarter, a drop of $2.4 trillion, according to the Fed. That's the biggest drop since 2008 and would be hard to overcome even if wages...
  • Oakland toddler in rap video shooting dies

    12/10/2011 6:56:34 PM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 12/10/2011 | TERRY COLLINS
    A 1-year-old boy who was shot in the head during the filming of a rap music video in Oakland was taken off life support Friday. Hiram Lawrence, who would have turned 2 on Dec. 28, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m., the Rev. Roosevelt Taylor said. Hiram was being held by his father, also named Hiram Lawrence, when gunfire erupted as about 20 people gathered outside a west Oakland liquor store Nov. 28, police said. Six other people were wounded, including Hiram's father, who was shot in the hand. Investigators have said the shooting occurred after one group of people...
  • Black Swan

    12/10/2011 2:43:44 PM PST · by nathanbedford · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity (long) ^ | December 10, 2011 | Nathan Bedford
    Seven decades after Pearl Harbor and one decade after 9/11 we Americans dare not remain willfully oblivious to the threat of the Black Swan. Our grand American experiment is more vulnerable now that it was in 1941 and it is certainly more precariously balanced than it was in 2011. These conundrums are what Donald Rumsfeld might describe as the "known unknowns" but by definition a Black Swan event is as surprising as it is earth shattering. So all of these threats which beset us are by definition not Black Swan events. They are known risks. There are many more risks...
  • Republican Proposes New Corporation to Replace Fannie, Freddie

    12/07/2011 10:47:23 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-12-08 | Nick Timiraos
    A Georgia Republican is set to introduce on Thursday a bill that would replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a government-owned corporation that could one day be sold off to the private sector. The proposal from Sen. Johnny Isakson, a former Realtor, is the latest in a series of competing measures to address the fate of the mortgage-finance giants whose government takeover has cost taxpayers $151 billion. (snip) To take the place of Fannie and Freddie, the bill would create a new government agency that would provide guarantees on securities comprised of mortgages that meet designated standards. Unlike Fannie...
  • Dog Killers Convicted For Murdering Navy Seal Hero’s Beloved Companion

    12/02/2011 11:38:37 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 78 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 12-02-11 | Buck Sexton
    Marcus Luttrell, a highly decorated Navy Seal and author of “Lone Survivor,” is still hurting three years after the murder of his beloved Yellow Labrador, DASY, by a group of thugs in Texas. Today, Luttrell has received some measure of closure, as two of the perpetrators who shot and killed his beloved companion have been sentenced to prison time. Luttrell, a true American hero who was the lone survivor from his fire team after an insurgent attack in Afghanistan, took the stand Thursday in the “cruelty to non-livestock animals trial” of Alfonso Hernandez, one of the two accused in the...
  • How to Tell the Difference Between Zombies and #Occupy Protesters

    11/25/2011 3:34:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies · 2+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | November 24, 2011 | My Pet Jawa
    How To Identify A Zombie (Updated) How to Tell the Difference Between Zombies and #Occupy Protesters. Hope it helps.
  • On The Continuing Zombification Of The US Economy

    11/06/2011 7:29:03 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 11-4-2011 | Bill Bonner
    On The Continuing Zombification Of The US Economy By Bill Bonner 11/04/11 Paris, France – We have been exploring the zombification of the US economy. Major industries — finance, health, education and defense — have been taken over by zombies, parasites whose real interest is to transfer wealth to themselves, from the part of the economy that remains productive. As the economy becomes more zombified, the part of it dominated by these non-productive industries increases, leaving fewer resources for the productive part. And as the productive part weakens, so does the entire economy’s ability to produce real wealth, or grow...
  • Occupy Denver: photo essay - Banks Stole My Soul!

    11/02/2011 9:03:13 PM PDT · by el marco · 14 replies
    El Marco Looking at the Left ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | El Marco
    New photo essay on Occupy Denver takes a close look at the leftist lawfare campaign of uncivil agitation as it unfolded in Denver last week. Denver, like other cities that have Occupy manifestations, is faced by a core of protesters from anarchist groups, labor unions, and communist organizations, often obscuring their affiliations, mixed in with a mishmash of confused students, concerned citizen activists, children, and all sorts of evil clowns.
  • Va GOP hits graphic of zombie Obama shot in head

    10/31/2011 4:18:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 31, 2011 | BOB LEWIS
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Halloween-themed graphic featuring a zombie President Barack Obama with a bullet hole in his forehead provoked widespread outrage and the attention of the Secret Service Monday after a local Republican committee in Virginia used it to scare up interest in Halloween parade political activities. The montage, a banner on a mass email to Loudoun Republicans, mingles seasonal images including a jack-o-lantern, a disfigured U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi and a throng of flesh-hungry zombie Obama supporters.
  • The Difference Between Brain-dead And Brainless

    10/26/2011 12:21:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-26-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • The Best Places To Stay After The Zombie Apocalypse

    10/20/2011 8:34:25 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-20-2011 | Andrew Shen
    The Best Places To Stay After The Zombie Apocalypse Andrew Shen Oct. 20, 2011, 9:00 PM Image: Wikimedia Commons The 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition has begun. When the zombie apocalypse happens, where will you live? See some of this year's new ideas for how to survive. Humans can go to the water, underground, above ground, or just fight back. We've gathered some of our favorite proposals here. Voting for the best safe house ends today.(Click to the site to see the choices)
  • Best. Zombie. Accessory. Ever. (Zombie Max ammo from Hornady!)

    10/18/2011 9:48:37 PM PDT · by Guy Gardner · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Hornady Ammunition Company ^ | October 14th, 2011 | Hornady Ammuntion Company
    Just in Case! Hornady Manufacturing introduces Zombie Max ammunition. Be prepared - supply yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse with Zombie Max ammunition, loaded with proven...yes, proven Z-Max bullets ...(have you seen a Zombie?). Make sure your "bug out bag" is ready with nothing but the best. Zombie Max ammunition is available in: 9MM LUGER 115 GR Z-MAX, Item #90262, 25-count box 40 S&W 165 GR Z-MAX, Item #91342, 20-count box 45 AUTO 185 GR Z-MAX, Item #90902, 20-count box 223 REM 55 GR Z-MAX, Item #83271, 20-count box 7.62X39 123 GR Z-MAX, Item #80782, 20-count box 308 WIN 168 GR...
  • Breitbart I Have E-Mails -Organized Plan For Occupy WallStreet Protests To Destabilize Government

    10/13/2011 8:02:44 PM PDT · by Beckett08 · 133 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/2011
    Breitbart: I Have E-Mails Showing Organized Plan For #OccupyWallStreet Protests To Destabilize Government On Fox Business, Andrew Breitbart breaks the news that Big Government has obtained and will release e-mails that prove the organized plan behind the "Occupy Wall Street" protests.
  • Hardware chain offers Halloween 'zombie defense'

    10/10/2011 10:18:34 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/11/11 | n/a
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Hardware store manager Mike Dowling wants to be clear: His shovels might slow an attacking zombie, but you'll to need something else to put the final nail in the creature's coffin. "I wouldn't say it's for killing zombies," the veteran Omaha store manager said. "But it's helpful for cleaning up if you ever have to."
  • SWAT Team Raided and Seized Weapons from WORLD WAR Z Set

    10/10/2011 9:46:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    collider.com ^ | 10 Oct 2011 | Adam Chitwood
    Now here’s something that doesn’t happen every day: a SWAT team raided the Budapest set of Marc Forster’s big-budget zombie pic World War Z earlier today and seized a number of weapons that were being used in the film. Police confiscated 85 fully-functional weapons (read: not prop guns) from a warehouse that was being used by the production. Most of the weapons were of the automatic, military-style assault variety which is a very big no-no to transport internationally without authorization. Hit the jump for the full story, including star Brad Pitt’s reaction. Apparently the paperwork for the guns claimed that...
  • Occupy Wall Street rallies headed to Wisconsin

    10/03/2011 2:13:17 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 44 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Oct. 3, 2011 2:08 p.m. | Sharif Durhams
    Local offshoots of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration that has taken over a park in New York's financial district are being organized in Wisconsin. Participants have rallied near Wall Street for three weeks against what they perceive as corporate greed and economic inequality. A flash point sparked over the weekend when about 700 participants were arrested as they marched in vehicle travel lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge. Organizers in Milwaukee, Madison and Appleton are planning rallies Oct. 15 as part of an International Day of Action in support of the protests. Organizers of the Milwaukee event plan a rally at...
  • New video game allows players to kill Tea Partiers

    09/10/2011 9:06:01 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 25 replies
    Liberals often tout themselves as the epitome of tolerance, which makes the production of a video game entitled “Tea Party Zombies Must Die,” by StarvingEyes Advergaming, all the more confusing. In the new game, players are encouraged to shoot such Tea Party favorites as Glenn Beck, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and many others, some of which do not exactly fit the criteria of the Tea Party movement but who appear in the game nonetheless. The Blaze reports: In a new online game created by liberals titled “Tea Party Zombies Must Die” players can live out your most vicious fantasy by...
  • Brad Pitt Rescues Woman from Zombies

    08/29/2011 6:49:37 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 50 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | August 29, 2011 | Michael D'Estries
    Brad Pitt may have starred as the imaginary hero in many a woman's dreams, but for one lucky lady, fantasy became reality on the set of the film "World War Z." The unidentified extra was one of hundreds taking part in a scene featuring Pitt and a mass of people running through Glasgow's George Square to flee a zombie invasion. During filming, the woman tripped, fell to the ground, and nearly faced serious injury if not for Pitt scooping her up and carrying her to safety. "It was total chaos as 700 extras were trying to get down the street...
  • It Is Never Too Early To Prepare For The 2012 Campaign

    08/29/2011 10:31:14 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-29-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Nuclear Plant Near Epicenter Shuts Down

    08/23/2011 12:42:13 PM PDT · by matt04 · 108 replies · 2+ views
    A nuclear power plant located in Louisa County, the epicenter of the earthquake in Virginia, has shut down. The North Anna Power Station, operated by Dominion Power, has two reactors. The plant declared an "unusual event" in the wake of the 5.9 magnitude quake, which is the lowest stage on the plant's emergency scale. As a result, the plant has been shut down. The AP reports the plant is being run off of four emergency diesel generators, which are supplying power for critical safety equipment. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Roger Hannah says the agency was not immediately aware of any...
  • EPA's Looming Blackouts

    08/22/2011 4:53:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 22, 2011 | Staff
    Energy: It won't matter which light bulbs we use as the administration's implementation of cross-state pollution rules shuts down coal plants across the country. Where will the jobs be when the lights go out? It's called the Cross-State Pollution Rule, announced last month, and its implementation over the next 18 months will likely result in the loss of a fifth of the nation's electricity-generating capacity. The result will be likely power shortages, skyrocketing rates and inevitable brownouts and rolling blackouts. Based on Bush-era EPA proposals that the federal courts threw out in 2008, this latest example of legislation is designed...
  • Officials react to pot for votes scandal in Michigan

    07/28/2011 10:35:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The American Independent ^ | July 28, 2011 | Todd A. Heywood
    Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope tells Michigan Messenger he has been investigating the allegations that a Lansing medical marijuana clinic, Your Healthy Choice Clinic, is offering inducements for votes — something that would violate state law. Swope says it is not completely clear what the dispensary is offering a free 1/2 gram of pot or a free medible (edible product made with marijuana) for. On the one hand, the text of the website says the offer is for registering to vote, but the second half of the website posting indicates that voters should vote for and against certain candidates for...
  • Signs Warn Of 'Zombie Stripper'

    07/20/2011 3:11:58 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 31 replies
    TheDrnverChannel.com ^ | 8:20 am MDT July 20, 2011 | Deb Stanley
    PUEBLO, Colo. -- Hackers are hitting construction signs in Southern Colorado. The latest message? An electronic sign that warned "Caution: Zombie Stripper."
  • (Housing)Voucher Lines Under Control After Stampede

    07/14/2011 2:35:49 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 21 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | July 14, 2011 | Frank Heinz
    At least five people required medical attention, including one pregnant woman who was trampled, after hundreds of people began running to apply for housing assistance vouchers early Thursday morning. Dallas County residents hoping to secure a Dallas County Health and Human Services housing voucher began lining up on Polk Street outside of the Jessie Owens Memorial Complex at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The vouchers provide up to $1,000 each month to put toward rent for low income families. By 5 a.m. Thursday, that number had grown substantially and as many as 15,000 applications were expected, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue's Jason Evans....
  • Mother: Teenage Girl Mob Attacked My Family

    07/11/2011 2:45:19 PM PDT · by traumer · 24 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minneapolis mother is looking for the public’s help in finding a mob of teenage girls that she says assaulted her family. The attack happened Thursday afternoon inside Folwell Park on Minneapolis’ north side. Shawnee Twiet says she was in and out of consciousness when the attack happened. “As soon as I hit the ground, I just started feeling just everything coming from everywhere,” Twiet said. “I mean blows coming from the back of my head. I felt somebody grabbing the back of my hair.” She suffered a black eye, bruises all over her body and imprints...
  • Geithner: We Need ‘Revenue Increases;' Cutting Deficit by Spending Cuts Alone 'Irresponsible'

    06/21/2011 4:32:10 PM PDT · by Graneros · 47 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday that a deal to raise the legal debt limit, which he expects to be completed in the next few weeks, will be only a short-term “down payment” on solving the nation’s debt problem, and that it would be "irresponsible" to reduce the massive federal deficit anticipated over the next ten years with spending cuts alone. What is needed, he said, is a longer-term deal on a “balanced framework” that includes “revenue increases through tax reform.” Geithner said negotiations with Congress over such a longer-term plan could be completed within the “next few...
  • High Hopes at Miracle-Gro in Medical Marijuana Field

    06/13/2011 6:45:03 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 55 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | JUNE 14, 2011 | DANA MATTIOLI
    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has long sold weed killer. Now, it's hoping to help people grow killer weed. In an unlikely move for the head of a major company, Scotts Chief Executive Jim Hagedorn said he is exploring targeting medical marijuana as well as other niches to help boost sales at his lawn and garden company. "I want to target the pot market," Mr. Hagedorn said in an interview. "There's no good reason we haven't." Sales at Scotts rose 5% last year to $2.9 billion. But the Marysville, Ohio, company relies on sales at three key retailers—Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Cos....
  • Feingold in Walkerville: 'We will not stop until we win'

    06/13/2011 3:01:13 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 6/13/2011 | DEVIN ROSE
    Republicans "went right for the jugular" when they chose this state as the place to demonize public employees, destroy the right to vote and abuse the budget process that will continue this week, former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold told supporters Sunday evening near the Capitol Square. "Why are we in a place called Walkerville today?" he asked the energized crowd at the corner of State and West Mifflin streets, amid the tent village that sprang up earlier this month to protest the state budget bill and will remain through June 20 while lawmakers debate the bill. "Because we will not...
  • God Hates Special Olympians? Left-wing zombies are worse than the Westboro Baptist Church.

    06/13/2011 5:28:21 AM PDT · by rhema · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | JAMES TARANTO
    "Several protesters in zombie makeup injected themselves into a Special Olympics ceremony in Wisconsin this week when they walked in front of Gov. Scott Walker and stood between him and the group of athletes he was paying tribute to in front of the state Capitol," FoxNews.com reports. The MacIver Institute has video of the episode, in which the zombies barge in front of the Special Olympians to block their view of the governor as he speaks. The explanation for the zombie garb is that "in their eyes they are 'dead' to Scott Walker." There are conflicting reports as to who...
  • Guest Post: Police State Amerika

    06/10/2011 5:33:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/10/11 | David Galland, Casey Research
    Police State Amerika I just had a conversation with constitutional lawyer and monetary expert Dr. Edwin Vieira. I first became acquainted with Dr. Vieira, who holds four degrees from Harvard and has extensive experience arguing cases before the Supreme Court, at our recent Casey Research Summit in Boca Raton, where he spoke on how far off the constitutional rails the nation has traveled. Here is a summary of what he told me… Dr. Vieira and I covered a lot of ground in our lengthy conversation, most of it related to the U.S. monetary system – its history, nature, and likely...
  • WI - Protest organizers disavow Special Olympics (zombie) demonstration

    06/09/2011 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Jean S · 14 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 6/9/11 | Emma Roller and Jason Stein
    Madison - Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker were backing away from a demonstration against him held Wednesday at a Special Olympics event, even as organizers of the ceremony said the protesters did not disrupt it. Also Wednesday, state Capitol Police removed a dozen protesters dressed as zombies from the office of Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester) on Wednesday and arrested them. Matt Guidry, a spokesman for the United Council of University of Wisconsin Students, which organized the Vos protest, said his group did not back the demonstration during the noon hour Special Olympics ceremony attended by Walker, though some of the...
  • Wis. Union Protesters Disrupt Special Olympics Ceremony (Dressed as zombies)

    06/08/2011 3:38:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 120 replies · 1+ views
    MacIverInstitute ^ | 6/8/11 | MacIverInstitute - youtube
    Really ugly.
  • New 'semi-solid' battery could recharge EVs as fast as pumping gas

    06/08/2011 5:00:36 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 55 replies
    Engadget ^ | 6/8/11 | Sharif Sakr
    Researchers at MIT reckon they've struck oil. In fact, you're looking at what they call "Cambridge crude" -- a substance that could halve the weight and cost of EV batteries and make them quicker to charge too. The black goo is packed with a high concentration of energy in the form of particles suspended in a liquid electrolyte. When separated by a filter, these particles function as mobile electrodes that can be pumped into and around a system before the energy is released. So instead of waiting up to 20 hours to juice your Nissan Leaf, you could potentially just...
  • Mobs Attack on City Buses: Police (Chicago)

    06/08/2011 7:18:39 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 175 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | June 8, 2011
    In two separate incidents, as many as 15 teens have stormed Chicago Transit Authority buses, attacked their victims and darted off with cell phones and other electronic devices, authorities said Tuesday. Both incidents were near the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, prompting city and campus authorities to issue community alerts. In the first attack, near West Roosevelt Road and South Loomis Street at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, a victim was struck multiple times before the thieves ran off with his cell phone. About 25 minutes later, near South Racine Avenue and West 13th Street, a student said he was...
  • Third World America 2011: Forget "Fast Tracking to Anarchy" We've Arrived

    06/08/2011 11:49:06 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-8-2011 | Janet Tavakoli
    Third World America 2011: Forget "Fast Tracking to Anarchy" We've Arrived Janet Tavakoli, Tavakoli Structured Finance Jun. 8, 2011, 2:15 PM Last summer I wrote about Arianna Huffington's latest book, Third World America: How Our Politicians are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream and talked about the Great Recession, the Great Bailout, and the Great Cover-Up of financial crimes. I also wrote that municipal financial problems spelled a lower quality of life. Downtown Chicago crime escalated, along with attacks on officers in the Chicago Police Department. An officer who spoke up about the low morale of the...
  • Foreclosures for sale: Big supply, low prices

    05/29/2011 5:14:57 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 57 replies
    There's a three-year inventory of homes in foreclosure for sale, and that's devastating home prices. Las Vegas has so many foreclosures that 53% of all the homes sold in Nevada are in some stage of foreclosure, according to a report from RealtyTrac, the online marketer of foreclosed properties. Foreclosures represent 45% of sales in California and Arizona, and 28% of all existing home sales during the first three months of 2011. "This is very bad for the economy," said Rick Sharga, a spokesman for RealtyTrac. What's more, the homes are selling at steep discounts, especially so-called REOs, bank-owned homes that...
  • California, aka, Zombieland?

    05/25/2011 1:00:41 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 17 replies
    olumnist Dan Walters says even the optimistic view of California’s economic future is pretty bleak. He quotes California Lutheran University’s William Watkins, who says California may have lost its global competitive edge. “Watkins describes California as ‘something like a zombie state, not quite dead, but certainly not vigorous, moving but with no clear direction’ . . .
  • CDC Urges Americans to Prepare for Possible Zombie Infestation

    05/21/2011 11:08:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 21 May 2011 | John Semmens
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is advising Americans to assemble emergency kits in preparation for a potential outbreak of zombies. CDC spokesman Ali Khan said that “votes cast by the deceased are a clear indication that zombies may walk among us. With a hotly contested presidential election coming up in November of 2012 we should expect an unusually high manifestation of this phenomenon. It is best that people be prepared with emergency supplies and weapons in case these zombies do more than just vote at that time.” Khan warned that “people should be cautious, but not too quick...
  • CDC urges emergency kits for 'zombie apocalypse'

    05/19/2011 12:18:57 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 16 replies
    May 19, 2011 (WLS) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is urging people to be ready for a zombie apocalypse, or any other possible disaster, by having emergency kits on hand. The emergency kit, the CDC says, should include several days' worth of water; food; medications; tools and supplies like a utility knife, duct tape and battery-powered radio; sanitation supplies such as towels, clothing, bedding, first aid supplies and important documents. The CDC also urged residents to have an emergency plan in place
  • CDC Warns Public to Prepare for 'Zombie Apocalypse'

    05/18/2011 4:19:26 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    Are you prepared for the impending zombie invasion? That's the question posed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention in a Monday blog posting gruesomely titled, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." And while it's no joke, CDC officials say it's all about emergency preparation. "There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for," the posting reads. "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...
  • CDC Warns Public to Prepare for 'Zombie Apocalypse'

    05/18/2011 2:42:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 89 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/18/11 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Are you prepared for the impending zombie invasion? That's the question posed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention in a Monday blog posting gruesomely titled, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." And while it's no joke, CDC officials say it's all about emergency preparation. "There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for," the posting reads. "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...
  • The First Zombie-Proof House

    04/27/2011 6:17:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    Somehow, ritual drunk-conversation concerning team captains for the apocalypse has become a major part of the lives of 20-somethings. Having been matured in the Grandaddy-crowned masterpiece film (put “A.M. 180” on and forget that you have a job), 28 Days Later, we’re all a little too ready to deal with the 2012 of our dreams. (Lot's 'o pics at the site)
  • Libya vs. Iraq [Obama Is Awesome]

    04/02/2011 5:52:44 PM PDT · by Windflier · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 22, 2011 | Battlefield315
    Watch this animated toon to see how insane liberals' arguments are, when talking to an informed conservative.
  • Coast-2-Coast AM "Zombie Invasion" March 26th, 2011

    03/26/2011 8:27:10 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Joining Ian Punnett, Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at Tufts University, will examine how political leaders would react to a world-wide Zombie assault.
  • Microsoft shuts down spam behemoth Rustock, reduces worldwide spam by 39%

    03/18/2011 1:25:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 4+ views
    Switched ^ | 3/18/11 | Sebastian Anthony
    Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit, working with federal law enforcement agents, has brought down the world's largest spam network, Rustock. Rustock, at its peak, was a botnet of around 2 million spam-sending zombies capable of sending out 30 billion spam email per day. Microsoft's wholesale slaughter of Rustock could reduce worldwide spam output by up to 39%. Rustock was taken down, piece by piece, in a similar way to the Mega-D botnet. First the master controllers, the machines that send out commands to enslaved zombies, were identified. Microsoft quickly seized some of these machines located in the U.S. for further analysis,...
  • Yemen troops shoot dead protesters

    03/18/2011 8:44:56 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 23 replies
    Guardian ^ | Friday 18 March 2011 | Tom Finn in Sana'a
    At least 35 people have been shot dead and hundreds wounded in Sana'a after soldiers and plain-clothed government loyalists opened fired on protesters trying to march through the Yemeni capital.