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  • Israel says it has targeted and killed high-profile terrorists during Gaza fighting

    07/29/2014 9:02:30 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 9 replies
    National Post [Canada] / Media Line ^ | July 29, 2014 | Felice Friedson
    Israel says it has killed a number of high-profile terrorists in its targeting of Gaza. Israel’s strongest blow to Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a guerrilla-like army that participated in the previous rounds of fighting against Israel in 2009 and 2012, was the assassination of Salah Abu Hassanein, commander of its Military Media Division.... The Israeli army also killed PIJ’s regional commanders who controlled the northern and central sectors of the Gaza Strip, as well as Shaaban Dakhdoukh, commander of the forces in Zeitoun, who worked on burying long-range rockets and helped to smuggle weapons for his forces, according to the...
  • Communist Party Ousted From Ukraine Parliament

    07/23/2014 8:53:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 153 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 7-23-2014 | Commies Stow
    The Communist Party of Ukraine will cease to exist on Thursday, the speaker of Ukraine's parliament announced. "We only have to tolerate this party for another day," Verkhovnaya Rada speaker Oleksandr Turchinov said on Wednesday in comments carried by online news portal Ostro.org. Discussion of the Communist Party's dissolution began in earnest in May, after party leader Petro Simonenko said that if he were in charge of the country, he would immediately call back the troops from eastern Ukraine, referring to the military operations taking place there as acts of "war against the people," RIA Novosti reported. Turchinov, who was...
  • Eighty Years Ago Today, John Dillinger Helped Create the FBI

    07/22/2014 2:39:19 PM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/22/2014 | Ed Krayewski
    Gangster John Dillinger’s lifelong career of crime—he robbed at least 12 banks and four police departments and was accused of shooting and killing an East Chicago police officer while escaping one bank robbery—ended, with his life, eighty years ago today outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Agents from the Division of Investigation (DOI) of the Justice Department (DOJ), a predecessor to the FBI, surrounded the theater based on a tip from an informant and then shot and killed him when he resisted arrest outside.
  • Czech Police: Explosion Which Killed PA Ambassador 'An Accident'

    07/04/2014 7:26:12 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4 July 2014 | Nissan Tzur
    Police end investigation into Jamal al-Jamal's death in a mysterious explosion, say blast the result of explosives 'hidden in a book'. Czech Police have announced their decision to shelve the investigation into the blast that killed the Palestinian Authority ambassador to the Czech Republic, Jamal al-Jamal, after the investigators concluded that no crime or deliberated assassination was committed. The decision to call off the investigation was made in a joint statement issued by the Czech Police Spokeswoman, Andrea Zoulova, and the state attorney Jindra Janacova. According to the statement, the explosion in the Palestinian embassy at the beginning of January...
  • Top court hears appeal on American activist’s death

    05/21/2014 7:59:16 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 46 replies
    Almost two years after a Haifa court ruled that Israel was not negligent in the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie during a protest against IDF operations in the Gaza Strip, the Supreme Court heard her family’s appeal of the verdict Wednesday afternoon. Speaking before the hearing in Jerusalem, Craig Corrie, the activist’s father, said the lower court’s ruling had given the army “immunity and impunity.” “I think that’s very dangerous,” he said. “I hope the Israeli high court will change the findings, but if they don’t, I hope the world and the world press will bring it into...
  • Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

    04/24/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 214 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2014 | Associated Press
    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin." Byron Smith, of Little Falls, faces first-degree premeditated murder charges in the deaths of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. Smith, 65, claimed he was defending himself and feared for his life after several break-ins at his home. Prosecutors, though, say Smith planned the killings. They say he sat in a chair...
  • Death toll from U.S. drone strikes rises to 55 in Yemen

    04/21/2014 1:20:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    XinHua ^ | 04/21/2014
    The death toll of multiple U.S. drone strikes launched on Sunday against training camps of al- Qaida militants in Yemen's southern provinces of Abyan and Shabwa has risen to 55, the Yemeni Interior Ministry said on Monday. Three local leaders were among the 55 dead militants, the ministry said in a brief statement on its website. It said that its security services are working to identify the nationalities of foreign fighters who were killed among al-Qaida militants in the airstrikes. The ministry described the air strikes as the strongest assault launched against the militants since 2012, when the army retook...
  • 2 Australian nationals killed in Yemen in November drone strike

    04/17/2014 2:49:55 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Bill Roggio & Oren Adaki
    Media outlets in Australia and New Zealand today reported that two Australian nationals, including one who was a New Zealand citizen as well, were killed in a US predator drone strike in Yemen on Nov. 19. Last year's airstrike took place in Yemen's eastern Hadramout province, a known jihadist haven, and targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters driving in the Ghayl Bawazir area near Mukallah, the provincial capital. The two Australian nationals killed in the airstrike were identified as Christopher Harvard of Townsville, Australia, and Muslim bin John, a New Zealand dual citizen who reportedly changed his...
  • Florida man on death row for 40 years executed (Askari Abdullah Muhammad)

    01/07/2014 5:11:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/07/14 | Bill Cotterell
    **SNIP** Askari Abdullah Muhammad, 62, who was known as Thomas Knight when he killed his former employer and his wife in 1974, was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. EDT (2345 GMT) from a lethal injection, said Misty Cash, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections. **SNIP** Muhammad was sentenced to death for the 1974 murders of Sydney and Lillian Gans in Miami. Muhammad had previously worked for Gans at a paper bag company, and abducted him from a parking lot with a rifle, forcing Gans to drive home and get his wife before making them withdraw $50,000 from a...
  • Pistol pulled from Bonnie Parker's bloody skirt set for auction

    01/03/2014 11:30:56 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 60 replies
    Msn news ^ | 12-28-13 | Tim Ghianni of Reuters
    The winning bidder will also receive historic photos and documentation of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's last stand, when the partners in life and crime were ambushed by law enforcement officers in Louisiana.
  • ‘No explosive device on safe that killed Palestine envoy’

    01/03/2014 2:20:48 PM PST · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Arab News ^ | Published — Friday 3 January 2014
    ‘No explosive device on safe that killed Palestine envoy’  Published — Friday 3 January 2014 Last update 3 January 2014 1:06 am PRAGUE: A safe that exploded at the Palestinian residence in Prague, killing the ambassador, was used almost daily for storing cash, and embassy staff were not aware of any explosive safety device in it, the embassy spokesman said on Thursday. Czech police on Wednesday ruled out what they called a “terrorist attack” and said the likely cause was that a safety device that was part of the safe blew up and fatally wounded Ambassador Jamal Al-Jamal. However,...
  • Just secede already: The obstructionists aren’t going anywhere. Maybe we should

    10/20/2013 10:35:52 AM PDT · by steelhead_trout · 109 replies
    Salon ^ | Oct. 20, 2013 | Chuck Thompson
    We don't want to live in Ted Cruz's America. He doesn't like ours. Maybe a split really is inevitable — and right Yes, I know Michele Bachmann is from Minnesota and Steve King is from Iowa, but all this proves is that in the 150 or so years since the Civil War, the vituperative Confederate agenda of anti-Americanism has managed to spread its irresistible redneck poison into benighted pockets across the country. Kind of like Waffle House. But to deny that the current attack on the federal government isn’t part of the hidebound Confederate agenda is to ignore the people...
  • Questions Remain in Shooting of Miriam Carey (Should Carey Have Been Shot?)

    10/06/2013 11:46:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    It's been two days since 34-year-old dental hygienist Miriam Carey was killed after she rammed her car into a barricade in front of the White House and led security forces on a chase toward the U.S. Capitol, and some are asking whether the use of deadly force against her was truly necessary. While the first accounts of Carey's death said she exited her black Infiniti before she was shot, investigators now say she was still in the vehicle when officers fired the fatal bullets. Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance W. Gainer told reporters that Carey "was trying to make a U-turn [toward...
  • Official says convicted Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro has killed himself in prison. More ...

    09/03/2013 9:38:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade has committed suicide at a state prison facility. Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. Prison medical staff performed CPR before Castro was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Free Syrian Army Downs Iranian Cargo Plane At Damascus Airport (Shortened)

    08/07/2013 1:18:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 8/7/13 | Tyler Durden
    #BreakingNews - Activists: #FSA downs Iranian cargo plane at #Damascus International Airport. #Syria
  • CBS dropped by Time Warner Cable in NY, LA, Dallas

    08/02/2013 10:26:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/02/13
    LOS ANGELES – Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas are losing the CBS channel, as the cable provider says it is dropping the network in a dispute over fees.
  • Bloodbath in Cairo: More than 120 dead and 1,000 injured after police 'shoot to kill' in....

    07/27/2013 2:38:48 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 94 replies
    UK Daily Mail Online ^ | 27 July 2013 | Rosie Taylor and Anthony Bond
    (original title, had to be shortened to fit):Bloodbath in Cairo: More than 120 dead and 1,000 injured after police 'shoot to kill' in violent clashes which have rocked Egypt More than 120 people are believed to have been killed at a protest in support of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, according to the Muslim Brotherhood. Security forces are reported to have started shooting demonstrators shortly before pre-dawn morning prayers at a round-the-clock vigil in Cairo being staged by backers of Morsi, who was removed from power by the army three weeks ago. Makeshift field hospitals around the area near the...
  • Krauthammer: Napolitano's Record 'Was the Underwear Didn't Explode'

    07/12/2013 5:48:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 12, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) - Political commentator Charles Krauthammer said the record of outgoing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was that "the underwear didn't explode." When discussing the announcement of Napolitano’s resignation on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News on Friday, political analyst for Fox News Juan Williams offered a defense for her tenure: “Can I just offer one contrary note, which is under her tenure we've had no attacks, we've been safe as Americans— "Fort Hood," Bret Baier interrupted. "We've had no attacks--I mean she has managed this, to me, very well,” Williams said. “They're now looking at...
  • In Reversal, Florida Judge Okays Testimony About Trayvon Martin’s Marijuana Usage

    07/09/2013 3:09:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 9,2013 | The Smoking Gun
    Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial will be able to hear defense testimony that Trayvon Martin had small amounts of marijuana in his system at the time he was shot to death in February 2012
  • Pastor Ken Hutcherson To Rev. Al Sharpton: 'Not Again' (EXCELLENT)

    07/09/2013 2:46:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/9/13 | Ken Hutcherson
    I was born in Anniston, Alabama, in the 50s and had to fight for my equality most of my life. You see, there were many who thought I should be treated like a second class citizen, drink from a different water fountain, sit in the back of the bus, be counted as three-quarters of a person, go to a different school, eat and sit in the black section of restaurants, use a different bathroom; you know, be separate but equal.
  • MSNBC’s Dyson Blasts Justice System: ‘Zimmermans Of The World’ Get Away w/ ‘Killing Of Our Children’

    07/09/2013 3:34:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 9, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday, Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson told MSNBC’s Martin Bashir that he believes, if the racial distinctions were reversed in the case against George Zimmerman for the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin, the public’s reaction to the cases would be dramatically different. He added that the “George Zimmermans of the world continue to get away” with “the killing of our children” without facing justice. Dyson began by lamenting the course of court proceedings in which, he said, Martin was “dying again the death of a thousand qualifications, which is what our legal system is about.” “I don’t have...
  • George Zimmerman's Account Supported By Forensics, Expert Testifies

    07/09/2013 1:29:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/09/2013 | SENI TIENABESO and MATT GUTMAN
    The markings the fatal bullet left on Trayvon Martin's sweatshirt and body supports George Zimmerman's account that Martin was on top and leaning over him when Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, a leading forensics expert testified today. "The medical evidence is consistent with his statement," Dr. Vincent Di Maio told the Florida court. Di Maio said that the pattern of powder burns on Martin's sweatshirt and skin indicated that the shirt was two to four inches away from Martin's chest when he was shot by Zimmerman. "Mr. Martin was over him, leaning forward," he said. "If you are lying on...
  • Forensic expert: Gunshot wound indicates Martin was atop Zimmerman

    07/09/2013 9:45:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 97 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-9-2013 | FoxNews.com
    A forensic expert testified Tuesday that Trayvon Martin's gunshot wound indicated that he was likely on top of George Zimmerman when the neighborhood watch volunteer shot him. Forensic pathologist Dr. Vincent Di Maio, an expert on gunshot wounds who has written and co-authored several articles and a book on the subject, said the single shot that killed the Florida teen passed through Martin's clothing as it hung 2-4 inches from his skin, indicating that Martin was over Zimmerman and leaning forward. "If you’re lying on your back, the clothing is going to be against your chest," Di Maio testified. "So...
  • George Zimmerman Trial: Expert says evidence jibes with Zimmerman's story

    07/09/2013 10:57:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    AOL ^ | July 8, 2013
    As the trial continues into its 11th day, forensic pathologist Dr. Vincent Di Maio took the stand to describe how and where Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman. An expert on gunshot wounds, Di Maio, hired by the defense, testified Tuesday that George Zimmerman's account of how he fatally shot Trayvon Martin is consistent with the forensic evidence. Di Maio said that the trajectory of the bullet and gun powder on Martin's body supports Zimmerman's version that Martin was on top of him when Zimmerman fired his gun into Martin's chest. The gun's muzzle was against Martin's clothing and...
  • Zimmerman's 'nose was very disfigured' after run-in with Martin, says neighbor

    07/09/2013 4:10:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-9-2013 | FoxNews
    George Zimmerman's "nose was very disfigured" and blood covered much of his face immediately after his deadly confrontation with Trayvon Martin, a woman who previously lived near him in their Florida subdivision testified Tuesday. Eloise Dilligard, whose testimony was beamed into the courtroom via the web because of an undisclosed health problem, said she said went to the crime scene immediately after the Feb. 26, 2012 incident, and saw several residents of the gated community milling around. She said a police officer came up to her and asked for help identifying "someone who may know the people involved in the...
  • The George Zimmerman trial is the worst fear of every black family

    07/07/2013 5:13:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 7, 2013 | David Dennis
    The Trayvon Martin case has been nothing short of heartbreak from the very beginning. Regardless of what anyone believes about Trayvon's past, his innocence or George Zimmerman's, the fact remains that a teenager is dead. I honestly didn't think I would get emotionally broken up more than I was over the story that Rachel Jeantel's friendship with Martin stemmed from the fact he was one of the only people who never picked on her. The story painted such a tragic picture of friendship and two people whose lives will never be the same. Then came this week's testimonies and reactions...
  • Woman whose arrest triggered 1965 Watts riot dies

    06/23/2013 5:21:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2013 11:58 PM EDT
    The woman who intervened when an officer pulled over one of her sons, leading to a racially-charged scuffle that set off the 1965 Watts riot, has died. The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday that Rena Price died of natural causes on June 10. She was 97. …
  • Michigan woman dies in Syria fighting for opposition

    05/31/2013 7:00:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/31/2013 | Brendan O'Brien
    A 33-year-old Michigan woman and convert to Islam has been killed in Syria while fighting with opposition forces against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the country's civil war, her family said on Thursday.
  • Retired Orlando Sentinel columnist Charley Reese dies at 76

    05/22/2013 7:06:39 AM PDT · by FReepaholic · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5/22/13 | Susan Jacobson
    Charley Reese, a retired Orlando Sentinel columnist known for his conservative voice, has died, according to a Facebook post by his daughter. Reese, who was 76, died Tuesday after a long illness, according to the post. He was admitted to a hospital in February and later was transferred to a rehabilitation facility.
  • U.S. Admits for First Time Drones Killed 4 Americans

    05/22/2013 3:03:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 77 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2013 | Charles Savage
    One day before President Obama is due to deliver a major speech on national security, his administration on Wednesday formally acknowledged that the United States had killed four American citizens in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. In a letter to Congressional leaders obtained by The New York Times, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. disclosed that the administration had deliberately killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric who was killed in a drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen. The American responsibility for Mr. Awlaki’s death has been widely reported, but the administration had until now refused to confirm...
  • NBC Cancels Brian Williams Pet Project 'Rock Center'

    05/11/2013 5:04:11 PM PDT · by upchuck · 24 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Fri, May 11, 2013 | Larry O'Connor
    Head of the NBC News Group Pat Fili-Krushel announced late Friday afternoon that the news magazine "Rock Center with Brian Williams" would be cancelled after its final airing on June 21. “I would like to thank Brian, Alex, David and the entire 'Rock Center' team for their efforts. The show will be missed,” Fili-Krushel wrote in an email released after a very busy news day heading into a weekend. The timing suggests the 4th place (and sometimes 5th place) peacock network was hoping to minimize the public relations black eye associated with the failure of such a high-profile show. The...
  • Local Boy Scout Leader Resigns Following Council's Decision on Gay Members

    05/09/2013 9:12:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    ClarksvilleNow.com ^ | May 9, 2013 | ClarksvilleNow.com Reporting
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Bill Moser, who has been a scout leader in Clarksville for many years, has resigned his post Wednesday, May 8 after the Middle TN Boy Scout Council voted against allowing openly gay members. The following is Moser’s letter of resignation, obtained by ClarksvilleNow: "The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. I have been actively involved with scouting for over 50 years, and my personal experience with Scouting has reinforced my belief that helping youth is a key to...
  • The agony of Hugo Chavez: details emerge of his final days

    03/09/2013 10:57:44 AM PST · by libstripper · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar. 9, 2013 | Marianna Parraga
    Venezuela's Hugo Chavez slid into a coma the day before he died of respiratory failure after cancer spread into his lungs, sources say. Chavez's precise condition was one of the world's best-kept secrets since his cancer was announced in June 2011. Since his death this week, however, details have emerged of the 58-year-old president's battle with cancer and the last moments in the hospital with close family and senior aides.
  • Hugo Chávez's Final Words: 'I Don't Want to Die'

    03/07/2013 3:14:31 PM PST · by lbryce · 57 replies
    The Guardian via AP ^ | March 7, 2013 | Staff
    Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez died of a massive heart attack after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live, the head of the country's presidential guard said. "He couldn't speak but he said it with his lips … 'I don't want to die. Please don't let me die,' because he loved his country, he sacrificed himself for his country," General Jose Ornella said. The general said he had spent the past two years with Chávez, including his final moments, as Venezuela's president of 14 years battled an unspecified cancer in the pelvic region.
  • Christopher Dorner shootout: 1 deputy killed, 1 wounded, sources say

    02/12/2013 4:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 12, 2013
    One of the deputies involved in a gun battle Tuesday afternoon with fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner has died of his wounds, law enforcement sources told The Times. The San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sources. Another deputy was also wounded in the shootout near a cabin where Dorner was believed to be holed up in the snow-covered mountains near Big Bear. His condition was not immediately known. The afternoon gun battle in which hundreds of rounds were exchanged was part of a quickly...
  • It is time. My opus

    01/28/2013 8:10:56 PM PST · by Melas · 542 replies
    Self | 1-28-2013 | melas
    While the title says it all, I thought a goodbye was in order. While I've been a FReeper for well over a decade, I must declare that it is time to part ways. While I have the greatest respect for a great many of you, the days where I can in good conscience remain silent about the issues that set me apart from the rest of FReeperdom have past. For clarity, or perhaps catharsis, I'm not entirely certain which, I'll lay them out on the table an call the ZOT™ down upon myself. The racism: I just can't handle it...
  • Detroit Man Says He Can Reveal Where Jimmy Hoffa Is Buried

    01/14/2013 10:18:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Marc Santia
    Tony Zerilli, alleged to be the underboss of Detroit's biggest crime family, is breaking his silence on one of the greatest unsolved crimes in American historyA man who federal agents say is a main character in the infamous unsolved mystery about the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa is breaking his silence after decades of refusing to answer questions. The reputed gangster says the union leader was buried in a field in suburban Detroit -- about 20 miles north of the restaurant where he was last seen. Eighty-five years old and barely able to walk, Tony Zerilli never thought this day would...
  • Secrecy of Memo on Targeted Killing Is Upheld (drone killing)

    01/02/2013 8:54:15 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 2, 2013 | ADAM LIPTAK
    A federal judge in Manhattan refused on Wednesday to require the Justice Department to disclose a memorandum providing the legal justification for the targeted killing of a United States citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, who died in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011. “I can find no way around the thicket of laws and precedents that effectively allow the executive branch of our government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws while keeping the reasons for their conclusion a secret,” she wrote. “The Alice-in-Wonderland nature of this pronouncement is not...
  • Ex-Democrat Lieberman to leave U.S. Senate; calls for bipartisanship

    12/12/2012 5:39:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:31pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    Former Democrat Joe Lieberman used his last speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday to call for bipartisanship and get in a last dig over the controversial result of the 2000 election, when he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Lieberman, 70, announced in January 2011 that he would retire when his fourth term ends next month rather than seek re-election. He reflected on his career in remarks that lasted for about 20 minutes, recounting landmarks in his career and changes in society since he became a U.S. senator in January 1989. “When I started here in the Senate,...
  • Team Obama's Justification For Killing A 16-Year-Old American In A Drone Strike Is Stunning (Gibbs)

    10/25/2012 7:15:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/24/12 | Michael Kelley
    Team Obama's Justification For Killing A 16-Year-Old American In A Drone Strike Is StunningMichael Kelley | Oct. 24, 2012, 2:04 PM Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, a senior adviser to President Obama's reelection campaign, recently became the first person on Team Obama to address the killing of 16-year-old American citizen Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, Conor Friedersdorf of the The Atlantic reports. Abdulrahman was the son of New Mexico-born cleric and al-Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Alwaki. Both were killed in separate drone strikes last year. A reporter asked Gibbs: "Do you think that the killing of Anwar al-Alwaki's 16-year-old son, who was...
  • Pizza Owner Fatally Shoots Robber

    10/16/2012 4:48:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    local12.com ^ | 15 October, 2012 | NA
    Police say an eastern Indiana man has been shot dead while trying to rob a pizzeria. Richmond police said 30-year-old Freddie McCoy of Richmond was shot by an employee of Mercurio's Pizza about 10 p.m. Saturday. Capt. Jim Branam tells the Palladium-Item that McCoy died at Reid Hospital after being treated by medical personnel at the scene of the shooting. It's not clear from the report if McCoy had a weapon.
  • The Fanciful Political Cross Dressing of Charlie Crist

    08/27/2012 7:01:47 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | 8/26/2012 | Erick Erickson
    As the GOP head to Florida, the literal poster boy for trial lawyers in Florida is endorsing Obama. It is not a surprise. Charlie Crist was Barack Obama’s favorite Republican for the longest time. They stood shoulder to shoulder in support of the stimulus. RedState played a great role in helping beat Charlie Crist. Marco Rubio is such an improvement But I do hope Charlie Crist gets a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention. They could use a refreshing voice such as Crist’s. See, Charlie Crist has long maintained Todd Akin’s abortion position — no exceptions except life...
  • Sudan plane crash kills up to 31 including religious affairs minister

    08/19/2012 5:52:38 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Times of India ^ | Aug 19, 2012, 05.25PM IST
    KHARTOUM: Up to 31 people including at least one Sudanese minister were killed when a plane taking them to an Islamic festival crashed in the south of the country, an official and state media said on Sunday. The plane went down in mountains around Talodi, a town in the border state of South Kordofan, while taking a government delegation there to celebrate the festival marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, state news agency SUNA said. State television reported that 26 passengers were killed, among them Guidance and Endowments (religious affairs) Minister Ghazi al-Sadeq. Abdel Hafiz Abdel...
  • FBI: Sikh temple shooter Wade Page died of self-inflicted gunshot

    08/08/2012 8:59:33 AM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/8/12 | WLS
    August 8, 2012 (MILWAUKEE) (WLS) -- Wade Michael Page died of a self-inflicted gunshot after opening fire at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday.
  • CHART: Eduardo Saverin's Not The Only Rich One Trying To Save Money By Renouncing His Citizenship

    05/20/2012 6:06:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/20/2012 | Rob Wile
    Did you know the government publishes a quarterly list of every individual who renounces his or her citizenship? The Wall Street Journal's infographics team decided to crunch the data and came up with a chart tracking the growth of how many Americans no longer wish to be so. The results are fairly striking:  WSJ.com The accompanying article by Laura Sanders notes that in 2010, Congress passed a law requiring foreign financial institutions to certify that U.S. taxpayers aren't hiding money in them as a condition for being allowed to do business here.
  • BREAKING: Ron Paul to end active campaigning

    05/14/2012 12:02:59 PM PDT · by mnehring · 129 replies
    An announcement from Rep. Ron Paul indicates that the Republican presidential candidate will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to secure delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions. "Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," said Paul, in a statement released Monday afternoon. "Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."
  • Tomas Borge Martinez, last living founder of Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista movement, dies

    04/30/2012 9:20:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2012, 12:01 a.m. EDT, | Associated Press
    The last surviving founder of the Sandinista guerrilla movement that overthrew Nicaragua's U.S.-backed right-wing dictatorship in 1979 has died. Tomas Borge Martinez was 81. First Lady Rosario Murillo said in a simultaneous broadcast on Radio Ya and other stations that Borge Martinez died late Monday.
  • Bat-wielding Muslim kills man in French mosque

    03/16/2012 4:52:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2012
    A French Muslim leader says a 31-year-old worshipper believed to have mental troubles entered a mosque in northern France and beat two men with a baseball bat, killing one and badly wounding the other.
  • David Dreier (R-San Dimas) announces he will not seek reelection. (Rules committee chairman)

    02/29/2012 3:01:53 PM PST · by Smogger · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | 02/29/2012 | Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
    Rep. David Dreier, R-San Dimas, announced today he will not seek reelection The rules committee chairman made the announcement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. "Mr. Speaker, I have chosen to leave Congress at the end of this term," Dreier said. "I take the unusual step of announcing this from the floor of Congress for two reasons. First, this is where my fellow Californians sent me to represent them. Second, I am a proud institutionalist, and I believe that this institution is as great as it has ever been." Dreier currently represents the 26th District, which has...
  • BASF to end GM (genetically-modified) crop production for the EU

    01/16/2012 12:09:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    European Voice ^ | 16.01.2012 | 17:39 CET | Dave Keating
    German chemical company BASF today (16 January) announced that it is stopping production of genetically-modified (GM) crops for the European market, citing hostility from consumers as the reason for the decision. “There is still a lack of acceptance for this technology in many parts of Europe — from the majority of consumers, farmers and politicians,” said Stefan Marcinowski, a member of BASF's board. “It does not make business sense to continue investing in products exclusively for cultivation in this market.” The company will move its plant-science unit from Limburgerhof in Germany to the United States. It will also close other...