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  • Why is it always "BREAKING NEWS" on all the news channels?

    01/15/2015 4:08:30 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 53 replies
    Used to be that breaking news was a major event. You'd be sitting home watching a television show and suddenly the screen would flash "SPECIAL REPORT". At that moment, your heart would just about stop. Then you would be shown a newsroom full of typewriters going clickety clack and men with white shirts and skinny ties with their sleeves rolled up would be dashing back and forth in the background clutching sheaves of paper. The camera would then slowly pan to a solemn news anchor as the narrator gravely intones "We interrupt this broadcast to bring you a special news...
  • Sony cancels The Interview release amid threats

    12/17/2014 2:11:42 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 33 replies
    bbc ^ | 12-17-2014
    Breaking: Sony Pictures cancels 25 December release of North Korea film The Interview after cinemas decide not to screen it.
  • *Vanity* Is Oakland really winning a game?

    11/20/2014 7:07:02 PM PST · by occamrzr06 · 50 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11/20/2014 | me
    Is this true? This must be a sign. A sign of what, I'm not sure.
  • Non-American Ebola patients to be treated in US?

    10/29/2014 2:32:26 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 Oct 14 | Adam Housley
    This report by Fox News is in Video format - VIDEO HERE. It is 2 mins 48 seconds of shocking hell. Fox News has obtained the actual State Department documents that proposes bringing non-US Citizens to this country, and treating them for Ebola at a cost of $500,000 to $1,000,000 each (minimum). The Ebola carriers would be given a "Fast Pass" by the State Department so that they could circumvent current US laws.
  • Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

    06/30/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    NPR ^ | June 30, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    The Supreme Court has ruled that Hobby Lobby and other closely held for-profit corporations can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance plans. The companies' owners had objected on the grounds of religious freedom. The ruling affirms a Hobby Lobby victory in a lower court and gives new standing to similar claims by other companies...
  • Canada pulls the plug on the U.S. Keystone Pipeline – will send oil to Asia

    06/29/2014 8:53:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 6/28/2014 | Anthony Watts
    H/T Eric Worrall and Breitbart – Obama’s inability to make a decision on Keystone has finally yielded a result – Canada has made the decision for him. Breitbart reports Canada has just approved the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project – a major pipeline to ship Canadian oil to Asia. The Canadian oil will still be burnt – in Asia, instead of America. All the jobs and energy security which Canadian oil could have delivered to America, will instead be delivered to Asia.
  • Unrequited love could be dangerous

    05/16/2014 3:47:38 PM PDT · by HalTa · 7 replies
    Our slobbering in love American media could be treading on dangerous grounds with their passionate love affair with Barack Obama. After all, unrequited love is more likely to breed contempt than to lead to return affection. Those "tingles up the leg" are probably not a shared feeling. No I believe Obama's reaction could be likened more to the female Praying Mantis' love making. Entice the male mantis into passionate love making , then with the male totally involved in the act, casually bite off his head and enjoy a good meal while the males body continues with the act. Very...
  • Red wine increases women's sexual desire

    07/26/2009 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 60 replies · 860+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 26, 2009 | Roger Dobson
    Researchers concluded that levels of sexual desire were higher in women who were moderate drinkers of red wine than in their counterparts who preferred other alcoholic drinks, or were teetotal. One theory put forward by the team of Italian doctors who carried out the study is that chemical compounds found in red wine may improve sexual functioning by increasing blood flow to key areas of the body. The researchers said: "While this finding needs to be interpreted with some caution, it nevertheless suggests a potential relationship between red wine consumption and better sexuality." In the project, described as the first...
  • Missing Malaysia Airlines flight systems disabled, PM says

    03/15/2014 1:24:00 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 45 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/15/2014 | BBC
    The communications systems of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were deliberately disabled, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has said. According to satellite and radar evidence, he said, the flight then changed course and could have continued flying for a further seven hours. He said the "movements are consistent with the deliberate action of someone on the plane." The plane disappeared a week ago with 239 people on board. The Kuala Lumpur-Beijing flight last made contact with air traffic control over the South China Sea to the east of Malaysia, about one hour after take off. Mr. Razak told a news...
  • No Ukraine Accord In Russia-US Talks (As Expected Alert)

    03/14/2014 10:20:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03/14/2014 | BBC News
    Russia and the US have "no common vision" on the crisis in Ukraine, Russia's foreign minister has said after talks with his US counterpart. However Sergei Lavrov added that his meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry had been "constructive". Mr Kerry said the US was "deeply concerned" about Russian troop deployments on Ukraine's eastern border and in Crimea. The two foreign ministers held six hours of talks in London. Mr Lavrov told reporters that Russia had no plans to invade south-eastern Ukraine. Russia would "respect the will of the people of Crimea", he said, ahead of Sunday's referendum there....
  • BREAKING: Senate Votes to Block Nomination of Cop Killer Advocate Debo Adegbile

    03/05/2014 12:42:21 PM PST · by don-o · 28 replies
    TownHall ^ | March 5, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The Senate has voted 52 to 47 to block the confirmation of Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. All Republicans and Democrats Coons, Heitkamp, Manchin, Pryor, Donnelly, Casey and Walsh voted against the nomination. Adegbile came under heavy fire for his voluntary advocacy of convicted and unrepentant cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Major law enforcement orgazations, inlcuding the National Fraternal Order of Police and the National Association of Police Organizations, were opposed to the nomination. Philadelphia Democratic Prosecutor Seth Williams was also...
  • Ethiopian Airlines’ Flight 702 Squawks “HiJacking”

    02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 158 replies
    Airline Reporter ^ | 2/16/14 | Airline Reporter Staff
    At 5:00pm Pacific Time, Ethiopian Flight 702, a Boeing 767-300 was flying over Sudan when it started squawking 7500. The transponder code, is supposed to indicate a “hijacking.” (snip) The flight, operating from Addis Abba to Rome has been confirmed by Rome Airport not to have arrived yet. As of now, it is over France, but has recently taken a steep northeast heading. Based on flight tracking, it appears the plane is headed to Geneva. Emergency crews are standing by.
  • Obama Administration's Pick to Run has History of Government Fraud

    01/13/2014 7:38:07 AM PST · by · 9 replies
    ACCENTURE LLP, the Obama Administration’s choice to take-over 'rescue operations' at, has a history of committing fraud, waste, and abuse in its contracts with other Federal agencies like the Department of Education and the United States Postal Service. Just seven months ago, the Postal Service Inspector General’s office issued a “Management Alert” to outline “potential fraud risks associated with Accenture Federal Services Contracting Practices…” In the June 2013 document, the Deputy Inspector General for the Postal Service recommended: “The Postal Service should consider Accenture for suspension or debarment and review existing contracts to determine whether the contracts warrant termination....
  • Live Thread: HHS Secretary Testifies on Enrollment Issues

    10/30/2013 6:17:22 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 474 replies ^ | 10.30.13 | C-span
    Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on the hill, Wednesday, concerning’s problems since its October 1 rollout. She’ll answer questions before the House Energy & Commerce Committee. This is the committee’s second hearing related to the website problems. Last week, four government contractors hired to help build the site testified. Tuesday, Marilyn Tavener, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, appeared before the Ways & Means Committee. CMS is responsible for setting up the federal marketplace for insurance exchanges and the Medicaid expansion. Rep. Fred Upton chairs the committee and Rep. Henry Waxman serves as Ranking...
  • Update: Man who set himself ablaze at mall has died

    10/05/2013 9:34:57 AM PDT · by Gefn · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/05/2013 | Eric Tucker
    a man who set himself on fire at the National Mall in the nations capital has died from his injuries, District of Columbia police said Saturday.
  • BREAKING!! GOP Stands with Tea Party Favorite Texas Senator Ted Cruz in Filibuster snip

    09/24/2013 8:06:21 PM PDT · by Sun · 77 replies
    newsninja ^ | September 24, 2013 | Wayne Dupree
    In a stunning change of events, the Reince Preibus and the RNC has publicly backed Texas Senator Ted Cruz in his filibuster attempt to stop the funding of Obamacare, which is highly unfavorable among the American public. This is huge news to the Republican Party because most Americans have demonized the RNC for not accepting and embracing the Tea Party. Can you get any bigger than this? Reince Priebus sent out this letter to internal employees of the RNC and here it is: SUBJECT: I stand with Ted [Friend], In a fight between Harry Reid and Ted Cruz, I will...
  • Vanity: Why Is Drudge NOT Covering Kenya Slaughter?

    09/22/2013 9:03:59 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 74 replies
    Anyone know why Matt Drudge has ignored the Kenyan mall massacre that is going on still at this hour? He has updated with other stories but has not once posted a single link to this on-going nightmare going on in Kenya. I find this very odd and can't think of a reason why he would be ignoring it?
  • Whistleblower Edward Snowden tells SCMP: 'Let Hong Kong people decide my fate'

    06/12/2013 8:48:47 AM PDT · by gethimoutofthehouse · 38 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | June 12, 2013 | Lana Lam
    Edward Snowden says he wants to ask the people of Hong Kong to decide his fate after choosing the city because of his faith in its rule of law. The 29-year-old former CIA employee behind what might be the biggest intelligence leak in US history revealed his identity to the world in Hong Kong on Sunday. His decision to use a city under Chinese sovereignty as his haven has been widely questioned – including by some rights activists in Hong Kong.
  • MSNBC Chief Phil Griffin: Our Network Is ‘Not The Place’ For Breaking News (master of the obvious)

    06/03/2013 5:43:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies ^ | 10:02 June 3rd, 2013 | by Andrew Kirell
    Over the last several months, it has become pretty clear that when it comes to ratings, MSNBC struggles during breaking news events, while CNN and Fox both receive boosts. In an interview with the New York Times this morning, MSNBC chief Phil Griffin essentially conceded the “breaking news” mantle to the other networks, telling viewers that his network is not focused on that sort of coverage. In what seems like a stunning admission, Griffin said: “We’re not the place for that,” he said of breaking news. “Our brand is not that.” Instead, he explained, MSNBC’s bread and butter is progressive...
  • BREAKING: Saudi Arabian Arrested At Detroit Airport With Pressure Cooker

    05/13/2013 10:07:25 AM PDT · by redreno · 121 replies ^ | 05/13/2013 | unknown
    Federal agents arrested a Saudi Arabian traveler who arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with a pressure cooker, a key component used in the Boston Marathon bombings last month. Hussain Al Kwawahir will be arraigned at 1 p.m. in federal court for allegedly using an altered passport and lying to a Customs and Border Protection Agent about the pressure cooker.

    04/24/2013 1:22:35 AM PDT · by Ken H · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2013 | n/a
    Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) said on Tuesday that law enforcement may have known in advance about the Boston Marathon suspects’ bombing plans. Speaking to local Atlanta Channel 2 Action News, Chambliss said, “There now appears that may have been some evidence that was obtained by one of the law enforcement agencies that did not get shared in a way that it could have been. If that turns out to be the case, then we have to determine whether or not that would have made a difference.”
  • Firearms Company Relocating To North Texas

    04/06/2013 2:31:04 PM PDT · by redreno · 47 replies ^ | April 5, 2013 10:10 PM | by Jason Allen & Brian New
    BRECKENRIDGE (CBS 11 NEWS) – A firearms company that makes AR-15 style rifles for the iconic brand Colt, will open a plant in Breckenridge in Stephens County. Oregon company Bold Ideas confirmed the development Friday. Bold Ideas goes by the name Colt Competition, making high accuracy rifles for competition shooting. The company has not officially announced the opening, but employment applications are already available at the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce. A non-specific, help wanted ad appeared in the local newspaper classifieds earlier in the week.
  • Justices signal they may not take Prop. 8 case

    03/26/2013 10:38:49 AM PDT · by South40 · 49 replies
    Orange County Register (AP) ^ | March 26, 2013 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is suggesting it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on same-sex marriage without issuing a major national ruling on whether gays have a right to marry, an issue one justice said was newer than cellphones and the Internet. Several justices, including some liberals who seemed open to gay marriage, raised doubts Tuesday that the case was properly before them. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the potentially decisive vote on a closely divided court, suggested that the court could dismiss the case with no ruling at all. Such an outcome would almost certainly...
  • China now burning as much coal as the rest of the world combined

    02/02/2013 12:05:17 PM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2013 | Brad Plumer
    Want a better sense for why climate change is such a daunting problem? Check out this striking new chart from the U.S. Energy Information Administration: China’s coal use grew 9 percent in 2011, rising to 3.8 billion tons. At this point, the country is burning nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. Coal, of course, is the world’s premier fossil fuel, a low-cost source of electricity that kicks a lot of carbon-dioxide up into the atmosphere. And China’s growing appetite is a big reason why global greenhouse-gas emissions have soared in recent years, even as the...
  • Sandoval’s political adviser predicts Romney will lose Nevada

    10/23/2012 5:22:53 PM PDT · by redreno · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 | 3:58 p.m. | By Anjeanette Damon (contact)
    One of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s top political advisers is predicting Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will lose Nevada this year. In an interview on "Nevada Newsmakers," Republican political adviser Pete Ernaut said Nevada’s split-ticket voters will likely side with both President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. Dean Heller. “I think Obama will carry the state somewhere (between 1-3 percentage points), something like that, and I think that is the margin of victory for Heller,” Ernaut said.
  • Mystery Speaker at RNC

    08/29/2012 10:36:22 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 152 replies
    Just mentioned on Fox News Channel. There will be a "mystery speaker" on Thursday night at the RNC convention.
  • Anyone seen this 'news'item before?

    07/31/2012 7:34:53 AM PDT · by Fedupwithit · 10 replies
    Me | 7/31/2012 | Fedupwithit
    Anyone else ever see this pop-up from the Obama campaign masquerading as news? The item is in the lower part of my screenshot.This guy is an absolute scumbag, and it looks like Google is helping him publish his breaking 'news' stories..
  • Nonprofit seeks donations to cover Righthaven copyright lawsuit costs

    04/26/2012 1:08:10 PM PDT · by redreno · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 04/26/2012 | By Steve Green
    A Virginia nonprofit is asking for donations to cover the $30,000 it spent successfully fighting a Righthaven LLC copyright infringement lawsuit. The Virginia Citizens Defense League Inc. (VCDL), a gun rights group in Newington, Va., was sued by Las Vegas-based Righthaven in September 2010.
  • Wichita in tornado crosshairs.

    04/14/2012 8:16:57 PM PDT · by lmr · 78 replies | 4-14-2012 | Self
    Severe Storms in Wichita. Large Tornado moving into Southwest part of city. Haysville, Derby, Wichita especially in the crosshairs. We're hunkered down here and prepared. It looks like it might miss us, but there are more storms expected tonight. Looks like a long evening. Stay Safe!
  • Buell and Grant Surprise the Rebels at Shiloh

    04/07/2012 6:16:18 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 139 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | April 7, 2012 | Eric
    April 7, 1862 (Monday) Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee General Grant tried to sleep, first under a tree near his men and then in a cabin that he found already occupied with the wounded. Through the night, Union transports and reinforcements arrived at Pittsburg Landing, bringing 25,000 much-needed men. Grant was certain that his line could withstand a Confederate attack. In fact, he was so certain, that he wanted to go on the offensive. Meanwhile, General Beauregard, now the sole commander of the Confederate Army of Mississippi, slept in General Sherman’s tent, the former owner vacating it as the Rebels attacked the...
  • ....And Environmental Justice For All, Comrade

    04/06/2012 1:00:30 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 86 replies
    My Brain, | 4/6/12 | Alan Levy
    Hey, take a look at what I found on the EPA's website (Yes, I have a life. Really. I do. Promise.): ********************************** "Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental and commercial operations or policies. Meaningful involvement means that: (1) people have an opportunity to participate in decisions about activities that may...
  • Fox Atlanta tweet: Cain to endorse Gingrich ["Sources" tell FOX]

    12/04/2011 7:31:58 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 418 replies
    Fox 5 news tweet ^ | 12/4/11 | Fox 5 Atlanta
    BREAKING: Sources tell FOX 5 News that Herman Cain will endorse Newt Gingrich Monday for the GOP Presidential Nominee
  • Despite Allegations, Cain's SC Lead Widening

    11/03/2011 9:17:23 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Summerville Patch ^ | 11/2/2011 | Chris Winston
    Despite two days of allegations of sexual harassment dating back to the 1990s, Georgia businessman Herman Cain's meteoric rise to the top of the GOP polls continues. In the first Rasmussen Reports poll of likely S.C. Republican primary voters conducted Tuesday, Cain carried 33 percent of the support, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 23 percent. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich was the only other candidate in double-figures at 15 percent, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry (9 percent), Rep. Ron Paul (5 percent), Rep. Michele Bachmann (2 percent), former Sen. Rick Santorum (1 percent) and former Gov....
  • Robbery Suspects Now Charged With Murder. (one suspect is only 13.)

    05/12/2011 6:48:33 PM PDT · by redreno · 31 replies
    ktvnnews ^ | May 12, 2011 | Michael Wolfe
    Reno police say the four people initially suspected in a weekend killing are now charged with murder. Luis Sanchez, Jacob Sanchez, Aurora Rodriguez-Perez initially were arraigned on robbery charges Thursday morning at Washoe District Court. Then hours later, authorities charged the three along with 13-year-old Jose Cruz with the murder of 27-year-old Steve Gale who was killed during an attempted robbery on California Avenue just after midnight Sunday morning.
  • Ethics panel chairwoman: ‘Reason to believe that Ensign violated laws’

    05/12/2011 4:27:20 PM PDT · by redreno · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 12, 2011 | 9:25 a.m. | By Karoun Demirjian
    WASHINGTON - He may be gone from the Senate, but John Ensign hasn’t been forgotten. Senate Ethics Committee members announced Thursday that they’d voted unanimously to release the committee’s final report about their investigation into Ensign’s actions surrounding and stemming from his affair with a campaign staffer, and refer their findings to the Justice Department and Federal Elections Commission. "We have reason to believe that Senator Ensign violated laws within their jurisdictions," said Ethics Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. “These findings are so disturbing ... that had Senator Ensign not resigned, and had we been able to proceed to that adjudication,...

    05/02/2011 2:28:16 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | May 2,2011 | AP/Google
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials believe Osama bin Laden made a propaganda recording shortly before his death and expect that tape to surface soon.
  • Papa John's, Huggies Pull Ads From Wonkette After Palin Post-Boycott After 'Tribute' Mocks Trig

    04/20/2011 4:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Ad Age ^ | April 20, 2011 | Ken Wheaton
    Know what doesn't go over well with advertisers? Making fun of disabled children. On April 18, political blog Wonkette published a post titled "Greatest Living American: A Children's Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday" (none of which we will quote here). Trig, for those who don't remember, is Sarah Palin's youngest son, who has Down Syndrome. The initial response to this "celebration" of Trig's birthday was limited to comments getting in on the action, contributing the sort of jokes that would make Gilbert Gottfried proud. But then, according to Slate's David Weigel, conservative bloggers stumbled across it and the...
  • Budget:In written signing statement,Obama to ignore provision to eliminate ‘czars’ in his Admin.

    04/15/2011 3:36:05 PM PDT · by sunmars · 12 replies
    Pres Obama said that anti-”czar” provision violates the separation of powers and will be deemed “not to abrogate” presidential prerogatives. Link when it comes, just flashed up.
  • Fight as Libyan woman dragged from press by Gaddafi forces

    03/26/2011 10:20:31 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 March 2011 | unkown
    A distressed Libyan woman made a desperate plea for help on Saturday, slipping into a Tripoli hotel full of foreign journalists to show bruises and scars she said had been inflicted on her by Muammar Gaddafi's militiamen.
  • NPR Cans Ronald Schiller

    03/08/2011 3:41:39 PM PST · by library user · 68 replies ^ | March 08, 2011 | By David Weigel
    That, from the new statement from NPR's Dana Rehm, is the shoe that took all day to drop. The entire statement, which also clarifies that Schiller decided to leave before the sting occurred:The comments contained in the video released today are contrary to everything we stand for, and we completely disavow the views expressed. NPR is fair and open minded about the people we cover. Our reporting reflects those values every single day – in the civility of our programming, the range of opinions we reflect and the diversity of stories we tell. The assertion that NPR and public radio...
  • Illinois Wants to Release Names of All Gun Owners

    03/01/2011 1:46:16 PM PST · by Tom Rounder · 32 replies · 2+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 1, 2011 | Associated Press
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says state police must release the name of everyone in the state who is authorized to own a gun.
  • BREAKING: Sources Say Reno City Manager Abruptly Resigns

    02/18/2011 12:16:24 PM PST · by redreno · 8 replies ^ | 02/18/2011 | Anjeanette Damon - Anjeanette Damon, Host of To The Point, has learned from multiple sources that Reno City Manager Donna Dreska abruptly resigned from her post Friday morning. News 4's Mackenzie Warren spoke Dreska late this morning. Dreska refused to comment until a 2:00pm news confernce today. Dreska had met last week with the State Department of Taxation about whether city staff had illegally transferred funds between accounts. There is no proof of any connection between the investigation and today’s resignation.
  • Ohio Abortion Ban Hinges on Heartbeat (

    02/08/2011 10:28:19 AM PST · by ph12321 · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/8/11
    An unborn child's heartbeat can be detected as soon as 18 days after conception, and supporters of a bill slated to be unveiled in the Ohio Legislature Wednesday say that women should be prohibited from ending pregnancies beyond that milestone. State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann is planning to unveil the "Heartbeat Bill" and a legislative aide for the Republican tells Fox News that 42 of the 99 representatives in the Ohio state House have signed on to the bill, which would make an exception to the heartbeat rule only in emergency medical situations. According to 2009 data from the Ohio Department...
  • Nevada home to largest share of illegal workers

    02/01/2011 4:04:14 PM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 | 2:23 p.m. | The Associated Press
    Nevada has the largest share of illegal workers in the nation, with roughly 10 percent of its work force not authorized by the federal government, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan research group. The report published Tuesday shows a slight jump in illegal workers as Nevada's job market has shrunk amid record unemployment. Nevada's population of illegal workers was 9.4 percent in 2009. The Silver State's unemployment rate has since climbed to 14.5 percent, the highest in the nation.
  • The Deficit Commission Does Not Get Enough Votes

    12/03/2010 8:13:47 AM PST · by Skeez · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 12/03/2010
    The Deficit Commission did not get the necessary 14 votes to send their proposal to Congress. They did get a majority, for which they are claiming some kind of victory....frpa
  • Strange contrail sighted over Cleveland (HUMOR, VANITY)

    11/12/2010 7:24:18 AM PST · by reegs · 27 replies
    11/12/2010 | Reegs
    I snapped this photo last night. Something about the contrail definitely tells me this is a missile.
  • Photo shows obliteration of Passchendaele during WWI

    11/02/2010 6:40:58 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st November 2010 | Daily Mail
    'The first shows a typical village - the second a barren landscape more reminiscent of the Moon's surface. These two aerial photographs show the horrific toll of World War I on Passchendaele, north-east of Ypres in Belgium. Incredibly, they were taken just a year apart - the first in 1916 before the bloody battle and the second in 1917 once the village had been seized by the Allies.'
  • Assassination attempt on Ahmadinejad thwarted

    10/18/2010 9:13:38 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 59 replies
    'Assassination attempt on Ahmadinejad thwarted' 10/18/10 Lebanese intelligence prevented an assassination attempt on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit to Lebanon last week, reported Kuwaiti newspaper al-Siyasa as cited by Channel 10 News. Sources told the newspaper that as Ahmadinejad was making his way to Bint J'beil, an order was received from Lebanese intelligence to stop the Iranian president's convoy and return to Beirut. The paper reported that Hizbullah was not convinced by the information and insisted on taking responsibility for the safety of Ahmadinejad, but Lebanese President Michel Suleiman intervened, saying Ahmadinejad's safety was the responsibility of the...
  • Lawyers argue R-J stories on Web aren’t protected by copyright

    09/25/2010 9:16:08 AM PDT · by redreno · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 | 2:05 a.m. | By Steve Green
    By allowing people to read its stories online for free, the Las Vegas Review-Journal is essentially giving away those stories, and recipients of the articles are free to display them on their own websites. At least that’s the theory suggested by one of the latest group of lawyers to sign on to represent one of the website operators being sued for copyright infringement by the Review-Journal’s copyright enforcement partner, Righthaven LLC.
  • Japan urges calm after China severs contacts

    09/20/2010 2:16:46 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 57 replies
    "Disputed Islands" ping.