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  • In testimony, former confidant links Fattah to crimes ['Rat corruption trial in Philly][

    05/26/2016 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
    For Fattah's failed bid in 2007 to become mayor of Philadelphia, Naylor said, he distributed $200,000 in cash on Election Day from a fund that now lies at the heart of the Justice Department's racketeering conspiracy case. Another top strategist on the campaign, Thomas Lindenfeld, already has testified that he took out a $1 million loan from then-Sallie Mae CEO Al Lord at Fattah's encouragement. Because the donation exceeded city campaign-contribution limits, the loan was made to Lindenfeld's Washington political consulting firm and did not appear on the congressman's campaign filings.
  • The Time I Met Bernie Sanders at Hillary Clinton’s Party and I Chased Her Down the Stairs

    05/21/2016 10:59:13 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The New Republic ^ | February 16, 2016 | ELSPETH REEVE
    “Senator Clinton! Senator Clinton!!!!” She turned around and looked at me. “Oh, hey, um … you were funny tonight. Do you think the voters are ready for a funny woman? For you to be funny?” She literally laughed in my face. “I’m myself—that’s all I can be, is be myself.” I was still talking about this night six months later. A few lines from a June 2007 Gchat transcript distill the story of 2016—the divide between what the political press thinks is important and what normal people actually want. It’s just that, back then, the conflict was not playing out...
  • Even soldier working under terrorist threats can’t get gun carry permit in NJ

    05/21/2016 9:01:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 37 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 20, 2016 | Toniann Antonelli
    In denying his application for a concealed-carry permit, Oceanport Police Chief Daniel W. Barcus said Russell was unable to demonstrate “justifiable need” because there had been no specific attacks or threats made directly on him. To legally carry concealed firearms in New Jersey, residents have to apply to their local police for a permit demonstrating such a need. But critics of the state’s strict gun laws say this results in very few people other than acting and retired law enforcement officials getting approval for such permits.
  • U.S. drones strike at Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan

    05/21/2016 4:03:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said.
  • 'The Last Face': Cannes Review [Sean Penn falls hard on his face]

    05/21/2016 2:12:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2016 | David Rooney
    A backdrop of Third World atrocity, suffering and merciless human-rights violations serves as the canvas for a faux-profound Hollywood love story in Sean Penn's stunningly self-important but numbingly empty cocktail of romance and insulting refugee porn, The Last Face. Beautiful movie stars — rugged, earthy Javier Bardem sporting flawless, bedroom-chic stubble, and iron butterfly Charlize Theron, wearing dewy no-makeup makeup and an excellent moisturizer — battle for 130 stultifying minutes to listen to their hearts while their souls take a hammering. Audiences are more likely to check out and just leave them to it....
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested On Charges Of Child Trafficking

    05/19/2016 8:21:41 PM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | May 119, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Charles Wade was arrested in April on prostitution and child trafficking charges. On April 25, he really got himself in a fix. He was arrested and charged with human trafficking and several prostitution-related charges. The police report notes, that as part of the charges, he is accused of allegedly pimping out a 17 year old girl in Prince George’s County, Maryland. So far, the Mainstream Media has been reluctant to share Mr. Wade’s current legal troubles. The Obama White House has no comment as well. Read more at http://dcwhispers.com/black-lives-matter-leader-arrested-charges-human-trafficking/#KRqBJWXVUZ8eSGVD.99
  • Gay pastor admits he faked homophobic slur on Whole Foods cake [GAY HOAX]

    05/16/2016 8:05:28 PM PDT · by Enchante · 98 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 16, 2016 | Julie Zauzmer
    An openly gay pastor who claimed that a grocery store bakery wrote a homophobic message on his cake has dropped his lawsuit against Whole Foods, claiming he made up the story, according to news reports.
  • "Sex Change" Surgery: What Bruce Jenner, Diane Sawyer, and You Should Know

    05/16/2016 10:33:05 AM PDT · by Enchante · 22 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | April 27th, 2015 | Walt Heyer
    It is intellectually dishonest to ignore the facts that surgery never has been a medically necessary procedure for treating gender dysphoria and that taking cross-gender hormones can be harmful. Modern transgender activists, the descendants of Kinsey, Benjamin, and John Money, keep alive the practice of medically unnecessary gender-change surgery by controlling the flow of published information and by squelching research and personal stories that tell of the regret, unhappiness, and suicide experienced by those who undergo such surgery. Negative outcomes are only acknowledged as a way to blame society for its transphobia. Transgender clients who regret having taken this path...
  • Off the Podium: Why Public Health Concerns for Global Spread of Zika Virus Means

    05/12/2016 3:22:18 AM PDT · by Enchante · 15 replies
    Harvard Public Health Review ^ | May 2016 | Amir Attaran
    "Which leads to a simple question: But for the Games, would anyone recommend sending an extra half a million visitors into Brazil right now? Of course not: mass migration into the heart of an outbreak is a public health no-brainer. And given the choice between accelerating a dangerous new disease or not—for it is impossible that Games will slow Zika down—the answer should be a no-brainer for the Olympic organizers too. Putting sentimentality aside, clearly the Rio 2016 Games must not proceed."
  • BREAKING: Senate report exposes the movement as cash machine controlling the EPA

    07/30/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | July 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA A new report was released today by the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, and it is damning. All this time that climate skeptics are accused of being in the employ of “big oil” is nothing more than a projection of their own greed. Some excerpts: Over 7.9 BILLION in funding between these groups.
  • Hillary: Gaza's Small Size Justification For Hamas Housing Rockets In Schools

    07/30/2014 12:14:20 PM PDT · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 07/28014 | Breitbart
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV's Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "I'm not a military planner but Hamas puts it's missiles, it's rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Why We Stuck With Maliki -- And Lost Iraq [Important read!!]

    07/05/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/05/2014 | Ali Khedery
    <p>"The crisis now gripping Iraq and the Middle East was not only predictable but predicted — and preventable. By looking the other way and unconditionally supporting and arming Maliki, President Obama has only lengthened and expanded the conflict that President Bush unwisely initiated. Iraq is now a failed state, and as countries across the Middle East fracture along ethno-sectarian lines, America is likely to emerge as one of the biggest losers of the new Sunni-Shiite holy war, with allies collapsing and radicals plotting another 9/11."</p>
  • The Words "Boko Haram" Have Become Nigeria's National Synonym for Fear

    05/10/2014 5:05:03 PM PDT · by Enchante · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | May 8, 2014 | James Verini
    One Nigerian official's wish for Boko Haram: "Find them, kill them." ....... "I love this about America," he said with a tone of, if not love, then certainly reverence. "Find them, kill them. Don't wait for judicial manipulation." As the parents of the kidnapped schoolgirls become more desperate, and their protests in Abuja grow larger, he may be repeating those four words to himself like a mantra.
  • Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS after months of talks

    03/11/2014 12:34:18 PM PDT · by Enchante · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jessica Chasmar
    Miss Attkisson had grown frustrated at CBS with what she saw as liberal bias, as well as “an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting,” several sources told Politico.
  • President Barack Obama Flubs Spelling of "Respect" During Aretha Franklin Women of Soul Tribute

    03/07/2014 8:31:28 PM PST · by Enchante · 36 replies
    Eonline ^ | 03/07/14 | Zach Johnson
    "When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her," he began, causing the crowd to laugh.....
  • Retired Sgt. Sean Murphy ... pens open letter to Bill Maher

    11/15/2013 2:29:03 PM PST · by Enchante · 24 replies
    Mass Live ^ | November 15, 2013 | Kate Royals
    BOSTON -- Sergeant Sean Murphy, the retired Massachusetts State Police photographer who released photos of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture, has penned an open letter to Bill Maher on his Facebook. Maher, who stars in HBO's Real Time, has received pushback for comments he made about a moment during the recent World Series championship parade in Boston. Red Sox players placed the championship trophy on the marathon finish line and sang "God Bless America" and "Boston Strong" while paying homage to the April attack and its victims....
  • NY SUV driver’s wife: We were in ‘grave danger’; injured biker had revoked license

    10/03/2013 5:32:18 PM PDT · by Enchante · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/03/2013 | AP via Washington Post
    NEW YORK — The driver of an SUV involved in a bloody weekend confrontation with a throng of motorcyclists was put in “grave danger” and feared for the life of his family when he drove through the crowd, striking a biker on the street, his wife said Thursday. Rosalyn Ng said in a statement that she and her husband, Alexian Lien, had been planning to celebrate their wedding anniversary with their 2-year-old daughter on Sunday afternoon, but instead they were swarmed by a motorcycle rally on Manhattan’s West Side Highway.
  • Exclusive: Embattled Syria Expert Elizabeth O'Bagy Says She Made 'Many Mistakes'

    09/17/2013 5:28:22 AM PDT · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Sept. 16, 2013 | Josh Rogin
    Her research on Syria influenced key lawmakers—but Dr. Elizabeth O’Bagy wasn’t who she said she was. For the first time, she tells Josh Rogin she was never even in a PhD program. Elizabeth O’Bagy, the Syria researcher at the center of a week-long controversy surrounding her academic credentials and her work with the Syrian opposition, admitted for the first time to The Daily Beast she was never enrolled in a Ph.D. program despite representations she made to the press and multiple organizations for whom she worked.
  • Family Rescued by George Zimmerman Cancels Appearance Fearing 'Blow Back'

    07/24/2013 5:13:50 PM PDT · by Enchante · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 24, 2013 | Matt Gutman
    The family rescued by George Zimmerman when they were trapped in an overturned SUV canceled a scheduled news conference today and is pleading for privacy.
  • 'The Wire' Creator David Simon on Trayvon Martin Case: 'Ashamed' to Be an American

    07/17/2013 12:20:58 AM PDT · by Enchante · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 17, 2013 | Kelly Woo
    In an emotional, fiery post on his blog, The Audacity of Despair, Simon denounced the verdict, saying he was "ashamed to call himself an American."
  • The Whole System Failed Trayvon Martin [gag alert]

    07/16/2013 10:57:44 AM PDT · by Enchante · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 15, 2013 | Charles Blow
    The system failed him when everyone in the courtroom raised racial bias in roundabout ways, but almost never directly — for example, when the defense held up a picture of a shirtless Martin and told the jurors that this was the person Zimmerman encountered the night he shot him. But in fact it was not the way Zimmerman had seen Martin. Consciously or subconsciously, the defense played on an old racial trope: asking the all-female jury — mostly white — to fear the image of the glistening black buck, as Zimmerman had.
  • A Letter to Rachel Jeantel

    06/28/2013 9:47:27 AM PDT · by Enchante · 106 replies
    Roleboot.org ^ | June 27, 2013 | Khadijah Costley White
    I just want you to know: I am so proud of you. In you I see a fierce resistance that reminds me of ancestors past. Each time you open your mouth, look down, clench your cheeks in a fresh wave of pain, I see Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Fannie Lou Hamer joining their spirits and bonding their strength to yours. I see a survivor, a woman who has miraculously kept her mind and nurtured her sanity enough that she can sit, for hours, and recount such horror. You have a brilliance that flares out, only to be quickly veiled...
  • Lewandowsky, Cook and the Barack Obama tweet that wasn’t

    06/07/2013 8:56:08 PM PDT · by Enchante · 3 replies
    JoNova ^ | June 6, 2013 | Joanne Nova
    Which brings us to the curious point that even though OFA tweet in the name of the leader of the Democratic Party, they are legally a non-partisan organization. Figure out how that works. The arms-length relationship between Obama and Organizing For Action is based on its legal status as a non-partisan organization. As Politico reported in February, the organization updated its guidelines to make that point clearly. [The Atlantic Wire] “The organization on Wednesday quietly posted new guidelines on its website formally declaring its intention to stay out of campaign politics. “Neither OFA nor its chapters will be involved in...
  • An Open Letter to the Harvard Community [re comment on John Maynard Keynes]

    06/05/2013 12:38:05 PM PDT · by Enchante · 14 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | May 3, 2013 | Niall Ferguson
    .... I was duly attacked for my remarks and offered an immediate and unqualified apology. But this did not suffice for some critics, who insisted that I was guilty not just of stupidity but also of homophobia. I have no doubt that at least some students were influenced by these allegations. Nobody would want to study with a bigot. I therefore owe it to students—former and prospective—to make it unambiguously clear that I am no such thing.....
  • Boston bombs: the Canadian boxer and the terror recruiter who 'led Tsarnaev on path to jihad'

    04/30/2013 10:26:08 AM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 04/28/2013 | Tom Parfitt
    Two days after Plotnikov's death, Tsarnaev flew to Moscow on July 16 last year, and the next day to the US. "It seems that Tamerlan Tsarnaev came to Dagestan with the aim of joining the insurgents," said the source. "It didn't work out. First you need to contact an intermediary, then there is a period of 'quarantine' – before they take someone, the insurgents check him out over several months. "After Nidal and Plotnikov were destroyed and he lost his contacts, Tsarnaev got frightened and fled."
  • Sources: Bomb Suspect Could Avoid Death

    04/30/2013 9:26:48 AM PDT · by Enchante · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/30/2013 | CNN staff
    This is just breaking on CNN so no article yet -- CNN reporting sources say legal talks are underway for the Boston Bomber to avoid death penalty in exchange for information!!
  • FBI has interviewed 'Misha' in Boston bombing probe, source says

    04/29/2013 9:55:50 AM PDT · by Enchante · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | April 29, 2013 | Josh Levs and Ben Brumfeld
    Investigators spoke with the man in Rhode Island, the source said, after reports surfaced suggesting members of the suspected bombers' family blame a "Misha" for radicalizing alleged bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The man, whose real name is Mikhail Allakhverdov, denies ever encouraging a violent take on Islam, and says he was not Tamerlan's teacher, according to a New York Review of Books writer who says he interviewed "Misha."
  • Boston bombing suspect put on terrorist watch list at CIA request

    04/24/2013 2:39:54 PM PDT · by Enchante · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/24/2013 | Greg Miller and Sari Horwitz
    The CIA asked the main U.S. counterterrorism agency to add the name of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers to a watch list more than a year before the attack, according to U.S. officials.
  • Police probe possible link between Marathon bomber and unsolved triple homicide in Waltham

    04/22/2013 5:19:50 PM PDT · by Enchante · 65 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 04/22/2013 | Michael Rezendes
    Waltham police have stepped up their investigation of a 2011 triple homicide where a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was brutally murdered, according to a relative of one of the victims who was interviewed by the Globe. The relative said Sunday that police have renewed the investigation at the request of victims’ relatives who believe Tamerlan, and perhaps his younger brother, Dzhokhar, played a role in the homicides. Authorities have said the victims all had their throats slit.
  • The Times E-Mails Millions by Mistake to Say Subscriptions Were Canceled

    12/28/2011 7:27:26 PM PST · by Enchante · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/27/2011 | AMY CHOZICK
    7:02 p.m. | Updated The New York Times mistakenly sent an e-mail on Wednesday to more than eight million people who had shared their information with the company, erroneously informing them that they had canceled home delivery of the newspaper. The Times Company, which initially mischaracterized the mishap as spam, apologized for sending the e-mail.
  • Christmas message lands Boston worker in hot water

    12/28/2011 9:33:48 AM PST · by Enchante · 5 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/28/2011 | AP staff
    Travelers seemed to get a chuckle out of the holiday levity. But Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials weren't amused and initially said the dispatcher could be strongly disciplined.
  • The Wages of Appeasement

    12/16/2011 11:00:50 AM PST · by Enchante · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | December 16, 2011 | Charles Krauthammer
    Obama’s two major foreign-policy initiatives have utterly failed. .... For his exertions, Obama earned (a) continued lethal Iranian assistance to guerrillas killing Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan, (b) a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador by blowing up a Washington restaurant, (c) the announcement just this week by a member of parliament of Iranian naval exercises to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, (d) undoubted Chinese and Russian access to a captured U.S. drone for the copying and countering of its high-tech secrets.
  • NY Times CEO exiting, without explanation

    12/15/2011 11:48:27 PM PST · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 12/16/2011 | Paul Thomasch and Jennifer Saba
    ...The Times Co gave no explanation for Robinson's sudden departure, which caught analysts as well as company insiders by surprise. Speculation among industry observers and the analyst community centered on the company's faltering stock price, which has declined more than 80 percent since Robinson was appointed CEO in December 2004....
  • Cable guy finds sleeping bear in NJ basement

    12/15/2011 10:35:16 PM PST · by Enchante · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/15/2011 | AP Staff
    HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A cable TV repairman got quite a surprise when he walked into the basement of a New Jersey home. There was a 500-pound bear sound asleep on the floor.
  • Durban (South Africa Climate Summit) : what the media are not telling you

    12/09/2011 10:42:30 PM PST · by Enchante · 32 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | December 9, 2011 | Christopher Monckton
    A new International Climate Court will have the power to compel Western nations to pay ever-larger sums to third-world countries in the name of making reparation for supposed “climate debt”. The Court will have no power over third-world countries. Here and throughout the draft, the West is the sole target. “The process” is now irredeemably anti-Western. Ø “Rights of Mother Earth”: The draft, which seems to have been written by feeble-minded green activists and environmental extremists, talks of “The recognition and defence of the rights of Mother Earth to ensure harmony between humanity and nature”
  • Satirical New Jersey Map Goes Viral

    12/09/2011 4:21:40 PM PST · by Enchante · 27 replies
    AroundPhilly.com ^ | 12/09/2011 | Chris Lipczynski
    This must be a difficult time for New Jersey. You see, in addition to finding out that they’re harboring the second most dangerous city in America (for the second year in a row), they’ve now got a traitor in their midst. His name is Joe Steinfield, and he is hilarious. Well, I guess that depends on whether or not you live in one of his satirical regions of New Jersey and/or take offense to being lumped in with “Canadians and Philly Trash” (aka Wildwood according to Steinfield’s map).
  • Snafu mars Pearl Harbor 70th anniversary ceremony

    12/08/2011 3:48:33 AM PST · by Enchante · 25 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/07/2011 | AUDREY McAVOY
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A snafu marred the critical moment of silence Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor ceremony observing the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack.... ...But on Wednesday, emcee Leslie Wilcox was still speaking at 7:55 a.m., even as the Hawaii Air National Guard's F-22's roared overhead on schedule 42 seconds later.
  • Alec Baldwin: Booted from plane for playing game

    12/06/2011 6:46:25 PM PST · by Enchante · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/06/2011 | Gordon Cameron
    Actor Alec Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight leaving Los Angeles for New York on Tuesday when he was apparently too engrossed in a game of Zynga's "Words With Friends" to power down his iPad.... The incident caused a one-hour delay in the flight and kicked off a flurry of Internet chatter.
  • Current TV's Cenk Uygur: Ronald Reagan Would Be a 'Huge Liberal' Now

    12/05/2011 5:14:05 PM PST · by Enchante · 20 replies
    The Wrap/Reuters ^ | Lucas Shaw
    So if the Republican party has shifted so far to the right, and the Democrats have shifted to adjust, doesn’t that mean the populace has as well? Those changes are not at all reflective of what the population believes
  • National Climate Ethics Campaign

    11/30/2011 9:27:36 AM PST · by Enchante · 24 replies
    National Climate Ethics Campaign ^ | 11/30/2011 | National Climate Ethics Campaign
    The National Climate Ethics Campaign is pleased to announce that the "Statement of Our Nation’s Moral Obligation to Address Climate Change" will be released Wednesday, November 30 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Room 406 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building (The Environment and Public Works Hearing Room). There are now over 1200 signers on the climate ethics statement. Please send the message pasted below to organizations, listservs, and people that might endorse it.
  • Massachusetts law professor calls care packages for U.S. troops ‘shameful’

    11/15/2011 6:00:44 PM PST · by Enchante · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2011 | Daily Caller Staff
    A Massachusetts law professor has created a campus firestorm with an email to colleagues that declares it would be “shameful” to send care packages to U.S. troops “who have gone overseas to kill other human beings.”
  • Horror, resignation at killing of Ohio animals

    10/20/2011 11:24:27 AM PDT · by Enchante · 91 replies
    AP via YahooNews ^ | October 20, 2011 | ANDY BROWNFIELD and KANTELE FRANKO
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Amid expressions of horror and revulsion at the killing of dozens of wild animals in Ohio — and photographs of their bloody carcasses — animal rights advocates agreed there was little local authorities could have done to save the dangerous creatures once they began roaming the countryside after their owner released them before taking his own life. Sheriff's deputies shot 48 animals — including 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions — after Terry Thompson, owner of the private Muskingum County Animal Farm near Zanesville, threw their cages open Tuesday and then committed suicide.
  • Feds: Mass. man planned to blow up Pentagon [ROP alert]

    09/28/2011 4:09:52 PM PDT · by Enchante · 11 replies
    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was arrested Wednesday and accused of plotting to destroy the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol by attacking the buildings with large, remote-controlled aircraft armed with lethal amounts of explosives.... According to a federal affidavit, Ferdaus said he wanted to deal a psychological blow to Americans, the "enemies of Allah," by hitting the Pentagon, which he called "head and heart of the snake."
  • VIDEO: Man asks Obama to raise his taxes at town hall

    09/26/2011 6:44:18 PM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    Following in the footsteps of billionaire investor Warren Buffet, former Google employee Doug Edwards asked President Obama to raise his taxes at a town hall meeting in California Monday. "Would you please raise my taxes?" Edwards asked, a request that drew applause from the audience
  • Flight 93 Pa. crash site marked by huge boulder

    07/31/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT · by Enchante · 92 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 07/31/2011 | AP Staff
    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The western Pennsylvania site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed after passengers confronted hijacking terrorists during the Sept. 11 attacks almost a decade ago is being marked by a gigantic boulder.
  • Confession of a cheating teacher

    07/28/2011 10:44:52 PM PDT · by Enchante · 20 replies
    NewsWorks ^ | 07/28/2011 | Benjamin Herold
    She said she knows she's a good teacher. But she still helped her students cheat. "What I did was wrong, but I don’t feel guilty about it," said a veteran Philadelphia English teacher, who shared her story with the Notebook/NewsWorks.
  • Looks like the White House went after Fox News in 2009 after all

    07/16/2011 10:51:54 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 15, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    "We'd prefer if you skip Fox please," a White House broadcast media staffer advised a Treasury Department public affairs secretary ahead of the interview. In other emails during the same time frame, deputy White House communications director Jennifer Psaki called Fox News anchor Bret Baier "a lunatic" and boasted that "I am putting some dead fish in the fox cubby--just cause." In yet another email, another White House press officer wrote: "We've demonstrated our willingness and ability to exclude Fox News from significant interviews …"
  • Huge rare earth deposits found in Pacific: Japan experts

    07/03/2011 9:32:09 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 07/04/2011 | Reuters Staff
    TOKYO (Reuters) – Vast deposits of rare earth minerals, crucial in making high-tech electronics products, have been found on the floor of the Pacific Ocean and can be readily extracted, Japanese scientists said on Monday.
  • How bin Laden Catapulted One Man Into War [Al Qaeda in Iraq!]

    05/03/2011 12:39:14 PM PDT · by Enchante · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | May 3, 2011 | John Bussey
    Fast forward to a day in Anbar Province, Iraq. Mr. Pottinger, now an intelligence officer supporting an infantry battalion, is standing over the body of a high level al Qaeda operative that his unit has just killed. It was an intense and lengthy manhunt. Mr. Pottinger is rifling through the man’s pockets, looking for additional documentation. Nearby is the mangled body of the man’s guard, who moments before detonated a suicide vest in a last, and failed, effort to kill the attackers. “I was standing over this guy’s corpse, looking down at him and thinking of all of the resources...