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  • Chavez's image taken off altars

    04/06/2002 9:41:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 736+ views
    United Press International ^ | March 4, 2002 | Uwe Siemon-Netto,UPI Religion Correspondent
    Lately, Chavez declared himself a member of a charismatic congregation, thus allegedly belonging to his country's fastest-growing branch of Christianity. But then he angered the country's National Catholic Bishops Conference by communing at a Mass organized by a priest of pro-Communist leanings. Should you have any doubt that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is in serious decline, consider this: His bust is being removed from the altars of his country's popular religion, a renowned anthropologist told United Press International on Monday. Less than four years ago, the syncretistic Maria Lionza cult celebrated Chavez as the reincarnation of Simon Bolivar, (1783-1830),...
  • Is This The Saddest Weapons Bust In Chicago Police History?

    04/20/2017 6:48:49 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 40 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 04/20/2017 | Will Racke
    The Chicago Police Department is used to taking some serious firepower off the streets: Glock pistols, sawed-off shotguns, even AR-15 and AK-47 rifles. Not every weapons bust gets the big guns, though. Take the fruits of a search warrant executed Wednesday at a home on the city’s southwest side:
  • After Decrying Fake News, Journalists Are Still Binging On Fake News

    01/23/2017 1:50:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/23/17 | Sean Davis
    If you thought the results of the 2016 election would cause members of the news media to do a bit of soul-searching about the tenor of their coverage, you were wrong. If you thought they might want to understand why their hysterical attempts to take down Donald Trump were all for naught, you were mistaken. And if you thought they were interested in understanding why media trust numbers just hit record lows, you were delusional.After spending weeks post-election complaining about the rise of so-called fake news and attributing Hillary Clinton’s loss to its proliferation, a large number of members of...
  • Trump returns Churchill bust to the Oval Office

    01/22/2017 6:44:35 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/20/17 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President Trump has returned a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, which had been removed by his predecessor in 2009. *snip* A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed last week that Trump had personally asked if England would loan the bust of Churchill to the U.S. once he took office.
  • Ben Affleck and Jamie Foxx tank at movies. (Vanity, My title)

    01/13/2017 5:48:04 PM PST · by Enterprise · 42 replies
    variety.com ^ | JANUARY 13, 2017 | Dave McNary
    Actual Title: Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Soars (Again) as Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night,’ ‘Monster Trucks’ Tank
  • Police: Ohio Woman Solicits Undercover Officer For Cash and Nachos

    11/16/2016 1:29:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    wowk ^ | November 16, 2016 | wowk
    BEAVER TOWNSHIP, OH - A suspected prostitute from St. Clairsville is behind bars after an undercover sting by police in Ohio. Police say Crystal Hotlosz, 36, of St. Clairsville agreed to meet an undercover officer after posting an advertisement for sex services on Youngstown’s Backpage website. She allegedly agreed to meet for a sex act for the price of $50 and nachos.
  • California's Boom Is Poised To Go Bust -- And Liberals' Dream Of Scandinavia On The Pacific

    09/16/2016 1:04:08 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 27 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Sep. 15' 2016 | Joel Kotkin
    As its economy started to recover in 2010, progressives began to hail California as a kind of Scandinavia on the Pacific — a place where liberal programs also produce prosperity. The state’s recovery has won plaudits from such respected figures as The American Prospect’s Harold Meyerson and the New York Times’ Paul Krugman. Gov. Jerry Brown, in Bill Maher’s assessment, “took a broken state and fixed it.” There’s a political lesson being injected here, as well, as blue organs like The New Yorker describe California as doing far better economically than nasty red-state Texas. But if you take a look...
  • Albanian southern town erects bust of Hillary Clinton

    06/30/2016 6:54:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 8:42 AM EDT
    A bust of U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been erected in Albania’s southernmost city of Saranda to honor what officials say is her contribution to Albania in the international arena. […] The city council took a unanimous decision more than a month ago to put up the bust to depict Clinton’s “dimension as a woman in politics, as a representative of the old Albania-U.S. friendship, for her contribution to the Albanian nation in different historical moments.” …
  • 'Love the Guy': In Britain, Obama Explains Relocation of Churchill Bust

    04/25/2016 10:10:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/25/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama defended his decision to evict a bust of Winston Churchill out of the Oval Office during his first term, telling Britons today that he loves the legendary prime minister but wanted to keep tables from "looking a little cluttered." After Obama took office, he returned a Churchill bust that the White House said had been lent to President Bush by Prime Minister Tony Blair. That replaced a Churchill bust that had been in the White House since the 1960s, which the administration said was being "worked on at the time and was later returned to the residence." In...
  • Texas police investigate 'possible assault' involving Johnny Manziel

    01/31/2016 8:37:50 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 31 replies
    CNN.com ^ | Sat January 30, 2016 | greg botelho
    Once again, police met up with Johnny Manziel about an alleged assault -- and once again, it involved a young woman. This incident was in Texas, the state where Manziel earned the nickname "Johnny Football." Fort Worth police put out a press release about officers being dispatched an apartment in that Texas city around 2 a.m. (3 a.m. ET) Saturday "in reference to a report of a possible assault."
  • Pastors Get Heated Over Trump Meeting: At Least ‘Prostitutes Get Money,’ You Got Nothing!

    11/30/2015 7:27:22 PM PST · by springwater13 · 33 replies
    wo African-American pastors––one of whom attended Donald Trump‘s meeting earlier today––clashed on CNN tonight over whether anything was actually accomplished from that meeting. And things got pretty personal. Pastor James Davis, who attended the meeting and is supporting Trump, said he didn’t feel pandered to. Reverend Jamal Bryant responded by telling Erin Burnett that Davis is a “pawn.” After going through all the reasons he can’t support Trump, Davis hit back and brought up how Bryant called him and all the pastors in the room “prostitutes.” Bryant said, “I want to apologize, because prostitutes get money. And the 100 that...
  • Who Made the Bust of Queen Nefertiti? Nefertiti mystery solved

    11/13/2015 4:08:00 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Two archaeological discoveries led to the identification of the creator of Nefertiti's bust. The first was uncovered at Tell el-Amarna near the artists' workshop where the bust was created. (The bust was unearthed in this workshop during excavations in December 1912.) Outside the workshop, the excavators discovered a horse's blinker -- used to prevent the horse from looking toward the rear and sometimes to the side -- inscribed with the name Thutmose, who was identified by the following titles: "favored by the King," "Chief of Works," and "seankh" (a designation that means "he who gives the final touch of life"2...
  • Major Gun Trafficking Bust in NYC Highlights Flow of Guns From State With Looser Gun Laws

    10/14/2015 8:26:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/14/15 | Aaron Katersky
    Amid a raging national debate on guns, a bust in New York City highlights a problem for police in crime-plagued urban areas. While officers can control illegal gun sales in their cities, they have been at a loss to stop the flow of firearms from places with looser laws. Eight people from three states have been arrested and charged with buying guns legally in Atlanta and Pittsburgh and bringing them to New York, sometimes aboard low-cost Chinatown buses. “I sell guns,” alleged trafficking ringleader Michael Bassier was caught saying on a wiretap, according to prosecutors. “I’ve got two Mac 10s
  • China's Record Boom Looking A Lot Like A Bust

    05/15/2015 5:27:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 05/15/2015
    Based on projections, China's population will start shrinking in 2026. It will then be a nation in decline. After all, no economy can grow robustly when it is getting smaller and its population is aging. Just don't tell that to Chinese officials, who are doubling down on interest rate cuts and stimulus plans that will go nowhere. Printing money always sounds good at the time, but it just ends up paying off past debts — not creating investments or consumer-led growth. The big problem is that half of China's debt is tied to its overbuilt real estate market — so...
  • 1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for housing costs

    05/02/2015 7:18:57 AM PDT · by BJ1 · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05/01/2015 | JOSH BOAK
    More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities. That's the finding of an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit that helps finance affordable housing. The number of such households has jumped 26 percent to 11.25 million since 2007. Since the end of 2010, rental prices have surged at nearly twice the pace of average hourly wages, according to data from the real estate firm Zillow and the Labor Department.
  • This is rich: Boehner to give Netanyahu bust of Churchill

    03/02/2015 11:37:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/2/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    House Speaker John Boehner plans to present Prime Minister Netanyahu with a gift when Netanyahu speaks to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The gift is a bust of a politician whom Netanyahu greatly admires: Winston Churchill. House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran. The gift was chosen because Netanyahu and the former prime minister of Britain are the only foreign leaders who have addressed Congress three separate times. ... Boehner also...
  • Obama and Churchill Bust

    02/05/2015 4:16:27 PM PST · by kayak42 · 41 replies
    kayak42
    When Obama first entered the White House, he had the bust of Winston Churchill removed. It was assumed it was because of British Colonialism in Kenya. Maybe it was due to things said about Obama’s religion. Quoted from Churchill over 100 years ago: "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the...
  • Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana

    12/03/2014 12:03:43 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 87 replies
    NPR ^ | December 01, 2014 | John Burnett
    Made-in-America marijuana is on a roll. More than half the states have now voted to permit pot for recreational or medical use, most recently Oregon and Alaska. That number also includes the District of Columbia. As a result, Americans appear to be buying more domestic marijuana, which in turn is undercutting growers and cartels in Mexico. "Two or three years ago, a kilogram [2.2 pounds] of marijuana was worth $60 to $90," says Nabor, a 24-year-old pot grower in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa. "But now they're paying us $30 to $40 a kilo. It's a big difference. If...
  • Flashback: Sen. Hillary Clinton's 'Bust' To Be Unveiled at Museum of Sex

    11/13/2013 4:35:48 PM PST · by lbryce · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | Septembe 27, 2006 | Brit Hume
    Original Title:Sen. Hillary Clinton's 'Bust' To Be Unveiled at Museum of Sex *SNIP* Speaking of Clinton, her first "Presidential Bust" is set to be unveiled this week — at New York's Museum of Sex. Sculptor Daniel Edwards says the work portrays Clinton's "youthful spirit and a face matured by wisdom," adding, "Presented in a low cut gown, her cleavage is on display prominently portraying sexual power which some people still consider too threatening." Edwards says he was inspired by actress Sharon Stone, who said Clinton shouldn't run for president because she had too much sexuality.
  • California agency on road to biggest bust since Detroit

    09/11/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11 Sep 2013
    The toll-road authority of Orange County, Calif., is nearing the biggest municipal default since Detroit's record bankruptcy ... The Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency... risks default on $2.4 billion in debt, according to a consultant to the Debt and Investment Advisory Commission of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer.