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  • Train nearly takes out U.S. Senator [Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) during speech on train safety]

    04/19/2014 10:27:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19, 2014
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ircHCzcg3WY
  • US Airways Apologizes For Tweeting Pornographic Image To Disgruntled Customer

    04/14/2014 5:05:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 14, 2014 1:48 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — US Airways apologized Monday after a pornographic image was posted on the company’s Twitter feed. The company often responds directly to disgruntled passengers, but was seemingly unaware that one of its replies included a lewd photograph. “@thatkatzkat We don’t like to hear this, Alex. Please provide feedback to our Customer Relations team here,” read the tweet, which also included a link to a photo of a woman with a model airplane protruding out of a body cavity. The airline later removed the tweet and apologized for the incident.
  • Girl sends terroristic tweet to AA, gets unwanted response

    04/14/2014 10:00:52 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 66 replies
    WFAA Channel 8 ^ | 4/14/2014 | wfaa,com
    A Twitter user thought to be a teenage girl has received unwanted notoriety after she sent a terrorism-themed message to American Airlines. (snip) The girl – who identified herself as a 14-year-old named Sarah in her now-suspended Twitter account – sent this tweet to American Airlines' @americanair account Sunday morning. "hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye." American responded, saying: "Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI." (snip) According to...
  • Senator doesn't realize he's at wrong hearing

    04/04/2014 2:11:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 04/03/2014 | Chad Merda
    Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) may want to pay more attention next time. On Wednesday, he showed up at the wrong hearing, then asked the wrong witness a fairly long question that had nothing to do with the hearing he was in. It took a note from a staffer to inform him he was in the wrong place, The Washington Post reports. "I just got a note saying I’m at the wrong hearing,” Coats said. He was supposed to be at a hearing held by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, but instead showed up at an...
  • Obama's 'Incredible Mistake' Over Phantom Kosovo Referendum

    03/29/2014 3:44:40 PM PDT · by DTA · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2014-03-27
    U.S. President Barack Obama has caused confusion after claiming yesterday that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum for self-determination – misleading people over the true origins of the country. The U.S. President used the example to hit out against Russia's annexation of Crimea, but experts have noted that no such referendum took place, and implied that Obama's "incredible mistake" should elicit a retraction or correction from the White House.
  • Uh oh: Rumsfeld says ‘a trained ape’ could outperform Obama in Afghanistan Dan Calabrese

    03/26/2014 5:34:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    canada free press ^ | 3/25/2014 | Dan Calabrese
    You know it wasn’t a racist comment. You also know it doesn’t matter. MSNBC has their see-what-racists-all-Obama-opponents-are talking point for the next few days. More to the point, though, knowing Donald Rumsfeld he doesn’t care about any of that, which is one of the things I love about him. The far more important point here is the point itself - that the U.S. had a good relationship with Karzai in Afghanistan when the Bush Administration was in office. It was only when Obama and crew came in that we suddenly couldn’t work with him.
  • British warship fires dummy torpedo into nuclear naval base

    03/17/2014 6:15:04 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 14, 2014
    A British warship accidentally launched an inert torpedo during a training exercise on Wednesday, sending a dummy weapon crashing into a wharf at a naval base in southern England used by nuclear submarines.
  • SOMALI SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS SELF

    03/15/2014 7:41:27 AM PDT · by shove_it · 34 replies
    AP/Drudge ^ | 15 Mar 2014
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber accidentally detonated his explosives near a popular hotel in the Somali capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber appeared to have prematurely detonated his explosives-laden car Saturday as he tried to park near a hotel. No others were hurt or killed in the blast...
  • Md. man sets fire to home using torch to melt ice off front porch

    03/04/2014 7:31:15 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 71 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03/04/14 | Lauren DeMarco
    It was a close call for one homeowner along Evans Street in Rockville trying to clear the ice off of his front steps. “[It was a] small fire on the outside of the house,” said Assistant Chief Scott Goldstein of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. “The homeowner appeared to be using some type of torch device to melt ice near his front porch. He lit the siding on fire with a little bit of extension into the house.”
  • Daughter's Facebook Brag Costs Her Family $80,000

    03/01/2014 2:37:03 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    Yahoo! Shine ^ | February 28, 2014 | Elise Solé
    Call it the biggest Facebook mistake ever. A daughter’s snarky status update has cost her father the $80,000 settlement he won in an age-discrimination lawsuit. According to the Miami Herald, Patrick Snay, 69, was the headmaster at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami for several years, but in 2010, the school didn’t renew his contract. Snay sued his former employer for age discrimination and won a settlement of $80,000 in November 2011. The agreement contained a standard confidentiality clause, prohibiting Snay or the school from talking about the case. However, Snay’s daughter, Dana, now at Boston College and a part-time Starbucks...
  • Suicide Bomb Trainer in Iraq Accidentally Blows Up His Class

    02/10/2014 5:46:07 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 75 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | Feb 10 2014 | DURAID ADNAN and TIM ARANGO
    BAGHDAD — If there were such a thing, it would probably be rule No. 1 in the teaching manual for instructors of aspiring suicide bombers: Don’t give lessons with live explosives. In what represented a cautionary tale for terrorist teachers, and a cause of dark humor for ordinary Iraqis, a commander at a secluded terrorist training camp north of Baghdad unwittingly used a belt packed with explosives while conducting a demonstration early Monday morning for a group of militants, killing himself and 21 other members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, army and police officials said. snip In...
  • JK Rowling says 'Harry Potter' ending may be wrong

    02/02/2014 10:08:44 AM PST · by null and void · 152 replies
    AOL ^ | Feb 2nd 2014 10:42AM
  • BBC caption fail: Welcome to the year of the whores

    02/01/2014 9:58:09 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 53 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | Saturday 1 Feb 2014 | Mark Molloy
    As millions of people around the world celebrate the Chinese New Year, something appears to have been lost in translation at the BBC. Instead of welcoming in the year of the horse, a subtitle error saw the BBC usher in the ‘year of the whores’. One eagle-eyed viewer took a screen grab of yesterday’s gaffe before it was picked up on social media. ‘So it’s Chinese New Year, but the BBC subtitles got a bit confused about the year,’ said one. Another added: ‘Happy Chinese New Year, according to BBC Subtitles it should be an interesting one!’
  • Wanted man slips up with Facebook post

    01/21/2014 4:33:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    Timesleader.com ^ | January 21. 2014 | Steve Mocarsky
    FREELAND — If you’re wanted by the police, it’s probably not smart to post a police department’s “wanted” photo of yourself on your Facebook profile. But, that’s just what Anthony James Lescowitch apparently did. And he was captured 45 minutes later, Freeland police announced, fittingly enough, on the department’s Facebook page. The Freeland Police Department posted a photo of Lescowitch at 9:19 p.m. Monday, noting that Lescowitch, 35, was wanted for aggravated assault and numerous other charges. The post asked that anyone knowing Lescowitch’s whereabouts to call police at 570-636-0111 or 911. Less than two hours later, Freeland police posted...
  • Homeowner burns down house after deciding to clear prank toilet paper by setting it on fire

    01/21/2014 1:33:29 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 28 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 21, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An Alabama woman got more than she bargained for after she tried to clear toilet paper from her yard by setting it on fire and accidently burned down her house. Cheryl Crausewell's home and yard in Dora were TP'd by neighborhood kids on Saturday and the nightmare began when she and her son tried to quickly clear the paper from a tree with fire on Monday. A bit of the flaming toilet paper leaped from the tree, charred most of her yard, whipped around to a backyard barbecue propane tank and eventually engulfed the entire home. Crausewell suspects the propane...
  • Girl Gets Stuck in Washing Machine While Playing Hide and Seek

    01/03/2014 2:11:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 3, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Girl Gets Stuck in Washing Machine While Playing Hide and Seek A game of hide-and-seek ended with a 911 call Thursday, as a Utah girl got stuck in a washing machine she used as her hiding spot, KSTU reports. The girl was found by her aunt, who was home at the time, and tried to pull the girl out with no success. After using butter, peanut butter, and ice, as lubricants yielded no results, the mother called 911. Emergency crews were eventually able to relieve the panicked child from her predicament.
  • 'Stuck in our own experiment': Leader of trapped team insists polar ice is melting

    12/31/2013 10:06:57 AM PST · by chessplayer · 92 replies
    Foxnews ^ | December 30, 2013
    Turney later told FoxNews.com the ice surrounding his ship is old, rather than recently formed, and likely from a particular 75 mile-long iceberg that broke apart three years ago. Climate change may have prompted the iceberg to shatter and float into the previously open sea where the mostly Australian team finds itself stranded, Turney said.
  • We are all Phil Robinson now

    12/23/2013 5:49:45 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 77 replies
    Washington Times Communities ^ | 12/21/2013 | Jennifer Kerns
    WASHINGTON, December 21, 2013 — With the onslaught of the media scandal involving Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, it’s become crystal clear to me that the Progressive left has turned America into a veritable nation of sheep. We are intimidated into keeping our mouths shut and sitting idly by while the media mafia trample our precious First Amendment rights. I’m not simply jumping on the bandwagon of this latest scandal. I’ve walked a mile in Phil Robertson’s boots. I’m not just talking the talk. I have walked the walk. Five years ago, I was the spokesperson for the landmark, controversial...
  • Quackback: Cracker Barrel Reinstates 'Duck Dynasty' Products

    12/22/2013 9:30:37 AM PST · by ColdOne · 116 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/22/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, just two days after announcing it would be pulling some Duck Dynasty products featuring Phil Robertson from its stores, Cracker Barrel announced that it had reversed itself and would reinstate all Duck Dynasty products. In an announcement via Twitter, Cracker Barrel wrote: Dear Cracker Barrel Customer: When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offen
  • California man falls off Bay bridge after allegedly attempting to throw wife over

    12/19/2013 12:53:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | december 18, 2013 | NINA GOLGOWSKI 
    Xavier McClinton, 47, was driving over the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge when witnesses say he grabbed his wife and attempted to throw her over the edge. Good Samaritans were able to save the woman but McClinton plunged 15 feet. He was rescued by the Coast Guard.
  • Tourist distracted by Facebook falls off pier (Melbourne, Australia)

    12/17/2013 11:42:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2013 1:45 AM EST
    A tourist in Australia had to be rescued by police after plunging off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone, officials said Wednesday. The woman was walking along a bay in Melbourne on Monday night when she became distracted by her Facebook feed and plummeted off the pier into the chilly water, Victoria state police said. …
  • Cancer Patient Forced To Remove Hat at Nashville Restaurant

    12/17/2013 4:03:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 281 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 12/16/13 | Jason Lamb
    Morton's The Steakhouse, a high-end restaurant chain, is responding after a firestorm of complaints on social media about how it treated a cancer patient dining at its Nashville location over the weekend. A man undergoing chemotherapy treatments says he was asked to take off his hat because it violated the restaurant's dress code. Robert Chambers says he put on a beanie to keep him warm --combating the side effects of his chemotherapy treatments. Chambers says a waitress then told him to take off the hat because it was against dress code. After explaining that Chambers had cancer, a manager came...
  • Man Wakes Up Alone In Locked United Express Airplane

    12/08/2013 8:02:15 PM PST · by gooblah · 58 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | December 8 2013 | Rachel Zarrel
    Like many before him, Tom Wagner dozed off on his United Express flight on Dec. 6. But when he woke up, everyone else was gone — and the plane was locked. “I woke up and the lights were out. I was like, what’s going on? I thought maybe it was a layover, still on the same plane,” he told KTRK.
  • Truck Carrying Dangerous Radioactive Material Stolen in Mexico

    12/04/2013 6:21:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    TIME.com ^ | Dec. 04, 2013 | Nate Rawlings
    There have been cases of people stealing radioactive material without knowing about it, and an IAEA spokeswoman said that may have been the case with the stolen truck in Mexico. Mexican authorities are searching for the stolen truck.
  • Spider-Man Balloon Punctured at Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/28/2013 6:26:09 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | November 28, 2013
    (NEW YORK) -- Usually Spider-Man is the one spinning a web, but on Thursday the superhero was the one who ended up getting snared. The Spider-Man balloon, measuring nearly 30-feet tall and 78-feet long, had part of its left arm torn when it hit a branch during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Balloon handlers held tight to their balloons, which were threatened by winds of up to 26 mph during the annual parade. The New York Police Department had considered grounding the balloons, a popular draw at the annual parade, but instead ordered them to...
  • White House 'sorry' for woman held up as ACA success ("Free" wasn't so free)

    11/19/2013 2:04:16 PM PST · by tobyhill · 70 replies
    politico ^ | 11/19/2013 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The White House is "as sorry as we can be" that a Washington state woman held up as an example of the success of the Affordable Care Act marketplaces appears to be falling through the cracks, press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. In mid-October, President Obama cited single mother Jessica Sanford as an exchange success story after she wrote to him after being able to sign up for insurance in early October. She's since learned that her state's system miscalculated her tax credit and that her out-of-pocket costs will be substantially higher than expected.
  • Airbus plane appears in Seattle ad championing efforts to woo Boeing

    11/20/2013 6:22:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 20, 2013 | Jonathan Kaminsky
    An advertisement placed in The Seattle Times on Wednesday by a group hoping to encourage Washington state to keep up its fight to secure the coveted work on the new Boeing 777 includes a notable miscue. At the top of the full-page ad, under the all-caps text "The Future of Washington," is pictured not a Boeing jet, but rather an A320 from archrival Airbus.
  • ObamaCare 'Success' Story Finds Affordable Care Unaffordable

    11/19/2013 4:11:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Debacle: The woman who got a shoutout from President Obama last month for her fan letter for ObamaCare finds out her exchange quote was a computer mistake and she doesn't qualify for a tax credit after all. In one of his famous photo-ops in the Rose Garden last Oct. 21, with an array of touted beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act behind him, President Obama read a letter from Jessica Sanford of Federal Way, Wash., to explain why the Affordable Care Act, with all its rollout flaws, was still needed. The letter told a sad tale of a grateful single...
  • Al-Qaeda-linked rebels apologise after cutting off head of wrong person (/fellow extremist)

    11/14/2013 4:48:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/14/13 | Richard Spencer
    Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to al-Qaeda have asked for "understanding and forgiveness" for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man's head. In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo. They triumphantly described the execution of what they said was a member of an Iraqi Shia militia fighting for President Bashar al-Assad. But the head was recognised from the video as originally belonging to a member of Ahrar al-Sham, a Sunni Islamist rebel group that...
  • $300k Ferrari Run Over by Delivery Truck Backing Up

    11/04/2013 2:53:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    NBC News ^ | Emily Christensen-Flowers
    If you think you had a bad day at the office, check out the misfortune of one delivery truck driver who accidentally backed into a $300,000 Ferrari FF on Columbus Avenue in New York City on Oct. 30. The driver of the Baldor Foods, Inc. truck told bystanders he “didn’t see nothing” as he put the truck in reverse, crushing the hood
  • Celebrities who promoted ObamaCare now quiet in wake of website debacle

    10/24/2013 10:42:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2013 | Hollie McKay
    In the heady days after the October 1 launch of the Affordable Care Act -- better known as ObamaCare -- Lady Gaga, Amy Poehler, Nina Dobrev, Rosario Dawson, Sarah Silverman, Olivia Wilde, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Pearl Jam, Lance Bass, John Legend, Alyssa Milano and Kerry Washington joined the President to encourage Americans to #getcovered. Since then, technical glitches and website snafus have so marred the ObamaCare website that the team who built it has been called to testify before Congress on Thursday. But there will be no celebrities flanking them on Capitol Hill, as the stars that helped launch...
  • Neil Young’s Electric Car Breaks Down, Left ‘Helpless’ on California Highway

    09/10/2013 4:53:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 88 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/10/13
    Neil Young, a high-profile proponent of cars powered by alternative fuels, was recently stranded on the highway when his own $1 million biomass-powered hybrid car broke down. **SNIP** Young was on his way to an environmentalist festival in Canada, according to the Sierra Sun, driving his custom-made hybrid electric 1959 Lincoln Continental.
  • Obama: I Didn't Set A Red Line On Syria

    Now Obama says he didn't set a red line.Oh the humanity
  • Rapist may have HIV from Greater Manchester victim

    09/03/2013 7:25:26 PM PDT · by Orange1998 · 20 replies
    Richard Thomas was sentenced to five years and four months after admitting raping the woman at her home in Leigh, Greater Manchester. He knew she was ill but did not know she had HIV and collapsed when police told him, Liverpool Crown Court heard.Thomas, 27, of Sandringham Drive, Leigh, raped the woman after she had taken a sleeping tablet. 'His own fault' He said he had been drinking heavily and taken drugs, and could not recall the attack but believed the woman, the court heard. Thomas had let himself into the house uninvited in the middle of the night and...
  • Marijuana grower killed by own booby trap, police say (Receiver of Darwin Award)

    09/02/2013 2:36:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 2, 2013
    A New York man died after being nearly decapitated by a booby trap he set to protect marijuana plants on his property. Daniel R. Ricketts, 50, who owns property and a residence on Saw Mill Road in Albany County, was identified as the victim on Sunday, the Times Union reports.
  • Admin Error Sends Bradley Manning to Death Row, Nidal Hasan to Gender Reassignment Surgery

    08/31/2013 3:50:46 PM PDT · by SLB · 45 replies
    Duffelblog ^ | Aug 31, 2013 | ?????
    FT LEAVENWORTH, KS — An administrative error has been blamed for a mix-up in sentencing involving the cases of convicted Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan and Bradley Manning, the Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to the website WikiLeaks. After sentencing concluded last Wednesday in Fort Hood, Texas, it was reported Hasan would undergo gender reassignment surgery and change his name from Nidal to Nahid Hasan. Nahid is an Arabic name meaning “one with full, round breasts.” Not long after it was revealed, the traitor formerly known as Chelsea had been transferred to death row where he awaits...
  • A 47-story Spanish skyscraper forgets the elevator

    08/09/2013 12:40:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    www.smartplanet.com ^ | August 8, 2013, 1:28 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
    In China they’re building the second-tallest skyscraper in the world with the world’s fastest elevators, stark contrast with Spain where, apparently, elevators in skyscrapers can’t be taken for granted. At least not in The Intempo skyscraper in Benidorm, Spain, according to Gizmodo’s Jamie Condliffe: Initially designed to be a mere 20 storeys tall, the developers got over-excited and pushed the height way up: now it boasts 47 storeys, and will include 269 homes. But that push for more accommodation came at a cost. The original design obviously included specifications for an elevator big enough for a 20-storey building. In the...
  • Tunisia: Man blows himself up while making a bomb

    08/03/2013 9:06:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 3, 2013 9:27 AM EDT
    Tunisian authorities say a suspected religious extremist blew himself up while making a bomb in a home he was renting near the capital. … Separately, the interior ministry says an “extremist” was arrested on Friday after he blew off his hand while handling explosives in Menzel Bourguiba, 43 miles from Tunis. …
  • Sign error makes drivers do doubletake

    07/31/2013 5:16:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    kctv ^ | 7/31/13
    A traffic sign near a preschool has some drivers asking questions. As a driver isn't it our job to obey all posted street signs, but how do you do that with this one, privately posted in front of a preschool, "please slow drively?" It has caused some perplexed reactions. "It looks like they might have done it on purpose. Is it funny? Yes, it's funny," one man said. "With people these days, I'm pretty sure it was done on purpose," a woman said.
  • Geraldo sends, then deletes, nearly-naked self pic (Hopefully he's history)

    07/22/2013 8:51:06 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 58 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | July 21, 2013
    (Newsday) Fox News host Geraldo Rivera tweeted, then deleted, a nearly-naked self photo on Sunday morning in an online faux pas amazingly similar to the scandal that engulfed former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). Thankfully, the photo did not feature the 70-year-old anchor’s, erm, parts. “70 is the new 50 (Erica and family are going to be so pissed … but at my age … )” the host of “Geraldo At Large” wrote in his early morning tweet, attaching a shirtless, self-shot photo of him wearing his signature red glasses and a towel that’s a bit too low for comfort. After...
  • Cop canned after camera catches him waving gun at clerk

    07/17/2013 10:53:14 AM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 17, 2013 | By Gillian Spear, NBC News
    An Arizona police officer has been fired after he made an early morning stop at a local gas station, wearing his bulletproof vest and pointing his service weapon at the clerk. Off-duty Tuscon Police Officer Kyle James McCartin, 23, and a friend entered the station early Tuesday shirtless beyond the bulletproof vests and appeared to be intoxicated, according to the station clerk. In the security-camera footage, the men made no attempts to disguise themselves or hide their faces. Both of the men appear to pay for their goods. Following the completion of their transactions, the two men left the station...
  • University to Offer Class on Trayvon Martin (George Mason)

    07/12/2013 11:54:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 12, 2013 | Dimitrios Halikias
    The Trayvon Martin case is already making its way into the classroom. This fall, George Mason University in Virginia will offer a sociology class called “Race and Politics, Trayvon Martin.” According to the syllabus, the class will discuss the connection between race and politics in American history and the Martin case will be presented alongside historic cases such the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision. Martin will also be discussed alongside African-American figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Emmett Till, and Rodney King. The course website indicates that the class will specifically examine “why, and in what...
  • ‘Secret’ Video Shows German Drone Crashing Into Plane on Runway

    07/16/2013 8:21:41 AM PDT · by Doogle · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/15/13 | Liz Klimas
    Just last month, a supposedly declassified video showed a German-flown drone narrowly missing a flying Afghan passenger jet. Now, another “secret” video has made its way into public view, showing an unmanned aerial vehicle piloted remotely hitting a plane on a runway in Afghanistan. The German tabloid paper Bild (translated via Google Translate) claims to have “exclusive video footage documenting another, earlier drone debacle.” It describes the UAV as a IAI Heron ramming into a Transall C-160 Transport plane at a base in Northern Afghanistan.
  • University offers (George Mason) course on Trayvon Martin, misspells his name

    07/12/2013 7:18:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | By Timothy Dionisopoulos, on Jul 10, 2013
    George Mason University (GMU) is set to offer a three-credit course on Florida youth Trayvon Martin this fall but in the online description of the course misspelled his name as “Trevon Martin."
  • Study: Electric cars no greener than gasoline vehicles

    07/02/2013 11:29:45 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 21 replies
    United Press International ^ | 2013 July 01 | UPI
    BERKELEY, Calif., July 1 (UPI) — Electric cars, despite their supposed green credentials, are among the environmentally dirtiest transportation options, a U.S. researcher suggests. Writing in the journal IEEE Spectrum, researcher Ozzie Zehner says electric cars lead to hidden environmental and health damages and are likely more harmful than gasoline cars and other transportation options. Electric cars merely shift negative impacts from one place to another, he wrote, and "most electric-car assessments analyze only the charging of the car. This is an important factor indeed. But a more rigorous analysis would consider the environmental impacts over the vehicle's entire life...
  • United Airlines Forgets to Pack Toilet Paper on 10-Hour Flight...

    06/21/2013 1:09:33 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 59 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Jun. 21 2013 | Erin Sherbert
    Yes, flying can get more uncivilized. A United Airlines flight departing SFO earlier this week, bound for London, reportedly forgot to pack an important item for the non-stop 10-hour trip across the ocean: toilet paper. So along with a safety demonstration, the airline crew had to instruct passengers to dig around their bags and purses for some alternative wiping machinery -- a napkin, a tissue ... The crew was kind enough to offer cocktail napkins as an alternative. -snip- Now might be a good time to remind travelers that United Airlines was recently ranked the worst airline in the country.
  • 'Price is Right' run foils postal carrier's worker's comp claim

    06/04/2013 8:45:18 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    WRAL ^ | 6.3
    GREENVILLE, N.C. — A former Fayetteville postal carrier who was receiving worker's compensation payments after injuring herself on the job pleaded guilty to fraud in federal court Monday. Cathy Wrench Cashwell's claim that she couldn't lift mail trays into a truck due to a 2004 on-the-job shoulder injury was called into question in September 2009 when she appeared on "The Price is Right" and spun the "big wheel" twice. According to an indictment filed in September 2012, Cashwell "raised her left arm above her head and gripped the handle with her left hand." On a second spin, she "raised both...
  • Postal worker claiming disability benefits busted after appearing on The Price is Right -

    06/04/2013 12:21:04 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | June 4, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A postal worker claiming disability benefits after injuring herself on the job has been accused of being a liar after she appeared on The Price is Right and spun the 'big wheel' twice without difficulty. Cathy Wrench Cashwell, a grandmother from Fayetteville, North Carolina, said that she was unable to lift trays of mail after she hurt her shoulder while at work in 2004. But she pleaded guilty to fraud in federal court on Monday after an indictment claimed she appeared physically well while on the game show in September 2009. It explained that she 'raised her left arm above...
  • Man who set up camera to catch a ghost instead catches girlfriend's affair with his 16-year-old son

    05/28/2013 3:01:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/28/2013 | Ilya Gridneff
    The Tasmanian Supreme Court heard that the father had set up a camera to capture ghosts he believed were haunting his house. One day he forgot to turn it off and when he later reviewed the footage, he saw his son and the 28-year-old Tasmanian woman - who cannot be named for legal reasons - kissing and cuddling. His girlfriend of 11 years initially denied any relationship, but his son confessed that they had sex on multiple occasions. The woman later pleaded guilty to sex with the minor and today was sentenced to at least six months in jail. The...
  • Freight train crash in Missouri triggers highway overpass collapse

    05/25/2013 3:14:26 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 23 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Saturday 25 May 2013 15.03 EDT
    The National Transportation Safety Board said it had dispatched a team to investigate the train crash. Two freight trains collided at a rail intersection in rural southeastern Missouri on Saturday, triggering the collapse of a highway overpass when at least a dozen rail cars derailed and struck a support pillar, authorities said. None of the seven people hurt in the fiery crash – two train workers and five people who had been in the two cars on the overpass – suffered life-threatening injuries, Scott County sheriff Rick Walter said in a statement. "One train T-boned the other one and...