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  • Rapper Who Sang About Killing Cops Has Life Saved — By Cops

    02/09/2016 3:33:37 PM PST · by bkopto · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/9/2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Rapper DMX, who once rapped that he "hate[s] cops" and sang about murdering them, was revived by police officers in New York on Monday after falling unconscious due to a suspected drug overdose. According to TMZ, DMX, real name Earl Simmons, was found unconscious in a parking lot at a Ramada Inn in Yonkers, New York, Monday evening. The rapper reportedly had no pulse and was not breathing, and police immediately began administering CPR. The rapper reportedly began breathing again after about a minute of CPR. When a witness told police on scene that DMX had ingested an unidentified powder...
  • Woman Crashes Her Own Funeral; Confronts Husband Who Paid to Have Her Killed

    02/05/2016 7:34:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 5, 2016 | Rick Moran
    An Australian woman whose partner of 10 years paid a hit team to murder her shocked the man by showing up at her own funeral.Noela Rukundo's story is the stuff of a Lifetime miniseries. But it's the reaction of her husband when he saw her after believing she was dead that is more priceless than anything MasterCard can come up with. Finally, she spotted the man she'd been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror. "Is it my eyes?" she recalled him saying. "Is it a ghost?""Surprise! I'm...
  • Woman Crashes Her Funeral in Australia, Terrifying Husband Who Allegedly Paid to Have Her Killed

    02/05/2016 1:41:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/05/2016
    Noela Rukundo was visiting her native country of Burundi in January 2015 for her stepmother’s funeral when she was kidnapped, the mother of eight recently said, according to the Washington Post.... The Washington Post reported Kalala paid the kidnappers $7,000 in Australian dollars (about $5,000 in U.S. dollars) in the murder-for-hire plot, but the kidnappers did not believe in killing women. Instead, they kept the cash and set Rukundo free. They also gave her evidence to incriminate Kalala. Five days later, Rukundo stepped out of a car at her own funeral and approached her husband. "Surprise! I'm still alive!" she...
  • O.C. Sheriff's deputy loses AR-15 rifle after placing case on trunk, driving away in Aliso Viejo

    01/27/2016 10:02:33 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 29 replies
    OC Register ^ | 1/27/2016 | Alyssa Duranty
    ALISO VIEJO - An Orange County Sheriff's Department patrol deputy lost an AR-15 rifle late Tuesday night after placing it on the trunk of a patrol vehicle before becoming distracted and driving away. It was seven hours later when he realized the gun was gone. It has yet to be found. Around 7 p.m. the deputy was preparing to start a shift at the Aliso Viejo station, at 11 Journey. While doing so, he placed the AR-15 rifle -- stored in a black nylon bag with three loaded magazines, each of which can hold up to 30 rounds of ammunition...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Finds New Records in Clinton FOIA Litigation

    01/11/2016 2:27:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 11, 2016
    (Washington, DC ) - Judicial Watch announced today that the Obama State Department recently found "thousands" of new records from Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State. According to information provided to Judicial Watch by various Justice Department attorneys, the new documents appear be "working" records in electronic format located on both "shared" and "individual" drives accessible to or used by persons identified as being relevant to Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits on the Benghazi scandal and controversies from Clinton's term at State. The State Department confirmed the new find in a court filing late this past...
  • [2014 + 1994] Atlantic City Wants to Bulldoze a Home to Benefit a Casino

    01/25/2016 1:11:46 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 93 replies
    reason.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Damon Root
    In 1994 a New Jersey state agency known as the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) tried to seize the home of an elderly widow named Vera Coking, who lived just off of Atlantic City's famous beachfront boardwalk. In place of Coking's modest residence, state officials envisioned a new limousine parking lot for the neighboring Trump Plaza, the high-rise hotel and casino owned and operated by real estate tycoon Donald Trump. Thankfully, this preposterous attempt to wield eminent domain on Trump's behalf was struck down in court. "What has occurred here is analogous to giving Trump a blank check with respect...
  • Trump features Soviet soldiers in latest veterans video

    01/22/2016 12:12:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 22, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Just minutes after Donald Trump came under fire for retweeting a white nationalist on Friday, another Twitter user pointed out that the Republican presidential front-runner's latest campaign ad features images of Soviet soldiers. [screen capture at source] The images were included in a 40-second video posted to Trump's Facebook page Friday and accompanied by the following caption: "Our veterans are being treated worse than illegal immigrants. If Trump becomes president, that will end immediately. Our veterans will be proud and respected again. #‎MakeAmericaGreatAgain." Several of the medals worn by the veterans depicted in the video are engraved with a hammer...
  • Trump Turns the War on Women Around on the Clintons -- And Democrats Worry

    01/04/2016 4:21:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 4, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a story here in the Washington Times by Kelly Riddell, and the headline is: "Democrats Unsure Hillary Clinton Can Beat Donald Trump in General Election." Now, this is a first. Before the Christmas break, the conventional wisdom was that Hillary would trounce Trump. In fact, that was the primary reason Republicans should not nominate Trump, is that Hillary would just cream him. It would be the end of the Republican Party. Trump would be the absolute worst person of all running on the Republican side to win the nomination 'cause Hillary would just mop up. Now,...
  • Jalal brother shot while making another fake bomb prank

    The Jalal brothers recently gained massive notoriety after posting a series of videos to Facebook where they dress up in Arabic-style robes and hurl suspicious parcels at random strangers while running off and sparking panic in their targets. The brothers, a group from Melbourne, Australia, call themselves the Jalals and just yesterday posted their third bomb scare prank video. The reactions they get are typically the same – the victim running away in sheer panic whether out of their vehicle, up an escalator, or even into a body of water. This time, however, they apparently got a different reaction while...
  • Steve Harvey Messes Up On Miss Universe 2015 Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

    Explanation: Steve Harvey read out the wrong winner. Said Miss Columbia won and she didn't. Biggest pageant screw up EVER. LOL!
  • A natural gas leak with seemingly no end

    12/14/2015 9:05:12 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    marketplace.org ^ | 12-14-2015 | Ingrid Lobet
    A giant stream of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is blowing hundreds of feet into the air in Los Angeles County for the seventh week. The release cancels out hundreds of smaller efforts over more than a decade to clamp down on escapes of the gas, a priority because in the short term, methane is a far more powerful climate-warming gas than carbon dioxide. The unbridled release of methane, the main component of natural gas, has created a high risk work environment for those trying to extinguish the leak. And many residents of nearby Porter Ranch say an additive in...
  • USS Milwaukee, Navy's newest ship, towed to base after breaking down at sea

    12/12/2015 5:08:04 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 80 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/12/2015 | FOXnews
    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Navy's newest ship had to be towed to a base in Virginia after breaking down during its journey to its home port in California. The USS Milwaukee, a littoral combat ship that was commissioned in November, was towed more than 40 nautical miles to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek after suffering an engineering casualty on Friday, The Navy Times reported (http://bit.ly/1UfolwL ). The ship was on its way from Halifax, Canada to Mayport, Florida, where it was planning to stop before continuing on its trek to its port in San Diego.
  • Dell admits that there's a big security problem with its new laptops

    11/24/2015 6:56:47 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 25 replies
    (Reuters) - Major U.S. computer company Dell Inc said on Monday a security hole exists in some of its recently shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users’ private data. A pre-installed program on some newly purchased Dell laptops that can only be removed manually by consumers makes them vulnerable to cyber intrusions that may allow hackers to read encrypted messages and redirect browser traffic to spoofs of real websites such as Google or those belonging to a bank, among other attacks. . . . . .Dell said it would provide customers with instructions to permanently...
  • Obama referred to himself as part of the "Muslim Community" at the G20 meeting in Turkey

    11/18/2015 8:15:17 AM PST · by Ray76 · 36 replies
    theunitedwest ^ | Nov 16, 2015
    "One the one hand hon-moslims can not stereotype. But I also think the moslem community has to think about how we..." - Obama Video at link
  • Microsoft 'accidentally' upgrades Win7 and 8.1 PCs to Windows 10 ("Ooopsie! Sorry about that!")

    10/16/2015 6:21:09 AM PDT · by dayglored · 51 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | Woody Leonhard
    Microsoft forced the Windows 10 upgrade on unsuspecting users for a week before correcting the 'mistake' Yesterday Peter Bright at Ars Technica posted a jaw-dropping statement from Microsoft about its latest attempts to force Windows 10 down Windows 7 users' throats. Bright asked his Microsoft contacts why the "Upgrade to Windows 10" item appears in Windows Update's Optional list with a check mark. For those Windows 7 and 8.1 users who have Automatic Update turned on, the check mark indicates that Windows should blithely start the Windows 10 upgrade. While there are at least two dialog boxes to prevent full...
  • Watch: Firebomb Terrorist Sets Himself on Fire

    10/14/2015 2:04:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    A clumsy Arab terrorist taking part in a massive violent riot in Judea's Hevron on Tuesday tried to throw a firebomb at IDF soldiers and Border Police - however, his potentially lethal attack found a victim much closer to home. Footage captures the hapless terrorist running for help as the khefiyeh scarf masking his face burns from the Molotov cocktail. He is seen trying to pull off his shirt and mask, as other rioters beat him on the head in an attempt to put out the flames. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=ngoSnYG6zeM .....
  • Obama Tells 60 Minutes Hillary Clinton Made Email Mistake

    10/11/2015 4:47:40 PM PDT · by McGruff · 78 replies
    The New York Times ^ | OCT. 11, 2015 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    President Obama on Sunday called Hillary Rodham Clintons use of a private email server a mistake, but said it had not endangered national security and had been ginned-up into a political attack by Republicans eager to keep her from being president. As a general proposition, when were in these offices, we have to be more sensitive and stay as far away from the line as possible when it comes to how we handle information, how we handle our own personal data, Mr. Obama said. And, you know, she made a mistake. She has acknowledged it.
  • No One Will Be Getting Fired for Leaking Afghanistan's CIA Station Chief ID

    06/13/2014 7:50:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    No one will be dragging a disabled guy into court over it. No movies will be made about it. No one will even be getting fired. Like a public school, Obama doesn’t fire people unless he really has no other choice.And not even then. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) told Breitbart News on Monday that the CIA station chief in Afghanistan revealed to reporters through a White House e-mail is no longer serving at that post. “It was irresponsible enough to expose him and it’s my understanding that he had to leave,” Portman said. “I don’t know [if he’s out of...
  • Sensitive Data Missing From National Archives

    05/20/2009 7:21:48 AM PDT · by John W · 40 replies · 1,469+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | May 20, 2009 | Larry Margasak
    WASHINGTON - The National Archives lost a computer hard drive containing massive amounts of sensitive data from the Clinton administration, including Social Security numbers, addresses, and Secret Service and White House operating procedures, congressional officials said Tuesday. One of former Vice President Al Gore's three daughters is among those whose Social Security numbers were on the drive, but it was not clear which one. Other information includes logs of events, social gatherings and political records. Archives spokeswoman Susan Cooper said in a written statement that the agency was preparing to notify affected individuals of the breach. The representative of former...
  • Almost 70 patients tested for HIV and hepatitis after nurse is caught reusing a syringe...

    10/06/2015 2:10:48 PM PDT · by petercooper · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/06/2015 | The Daily Mail
    Full Title: Almost 70 patients tested for HIV and hepatitis after nurse is caught reusing a syringe while giving flu shots at New Jersey offices Nurse administered flu shots to 67 employees at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Department of Health said she had not changed syringe between patients Employees were warned they may have been exposed to 'infected blood' They're now being tested for HIV and hepatitis but results will take months
  • Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike

    10/03/2015 10:05:28 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 108 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 3, 2015 | LYNNE O'DONNELL
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear exactly who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has demanded an investigation into the incident.Doctors Without Borders said that "all indications" pointed to the international military coalition as responsible for the bombing and called for an independent investigation. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said an inquiry was underway into whether the carnage at the clinic...
  • Vice President Biden accidentally shows press the cover of codeword-classified document

    10/01/2013 12:57:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Biden appeared Monday to have absent-mindedly stood in front of reporters revealing the cover of a codeword-classified document. ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office for a talk about Iran and Syria
  • Clinton: I Was Not Thinking a Lot When I Became Secretary of State

    09/04/2015 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Sep 2015 | John Hayward
    With a long line of debunked lies, shredded excuses, and abandoned spin attempts behind her, Hillary Clinton finally decided it was time to apologize for her email scandal. Of course, her idea of an apology basically amounts to: Im sorry you Little People are too stupid to understand what I was up against, as a historic female Secretary of State. For good measure, Clinton threw in a stiff dose of the amazing Incompetence Defense into her MSNBC appearance that bizarre, and disturbingly effective, tactic pioneered by the Obama Administration where officials claim to be innocent of wrongdoing by insisting...
  • Law Enforcement Officer's Gun Snatched From a Car in Oakland

    08/27/2015 9:44:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 26, 2015
    A law enforcement officer's gun was stolen from a car in Oakland on Wednesday morning, according to police. The burglary was reported at 9:58 a.m. near a shopping plaza at the intersection of Fruitvale Avenue and East Ninth Street, a few blocks from the Fruitvale BART station, police said. Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said the firearm belonged to a law enforcement agency that was not Oakland police, but she did not know which agency. The theft comes days after University of California, Berkeley's police Chief Margo Bennett had her gun, badge, department-issued laptop and other items stolen as...
  • U.S. Came Within Seconds Of Launching Nuclear Strike On Russia

    08/14/2015 12:31:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 92 replies
    Valuwalk ^ | August 14, 2015 | Polina Tikho
    The U.S. came within seconds of launching a nuclear strike on Russia ,unleashing WW3 during the coldest period of the Cold War, according to secret documents revealed by a historian. Washington and Russia came extremely close to a massive nuclear war because of a faulty 46-cent component that caused a computer glitch, according to the documents. The secret documents were revealed and detailed in a book by American author Eric Schlosser titled Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. The documents include over 1,000 accidents with nuclear weapons that occurred due to the negligence...
  • Eager young recruit, a father to be and man in charge among CIA dead ( Afghanistan bombing )

    01/07/2010 8:08:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies · 1,343+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | January 8, 2010 | Giles Whittell in Washington and Jerome Starkey in Kabul
    Yet, of the Americans who died last week in the suicide bombing at the CIAs most sensitive outpost in Afghanistan, it is the seventh whose presence has raised the most urgent questions as the US scrambles to repair and avenge the damage done to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. According to a security official in Kabul with close ties to the CIA, when Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi carried out his deadly mission at Forward Operating Base Chapman, he managed to kill the agencys deputy head of station for the whole of Afghanistan. The senior agent was waiting...
  • Satellite Image Of Brazilian Rocket Explosion Aftermath

    08/29/2003 11:12:11 PM PDT · by witnesstothefall · 26 replies · 372+ views
    Space Daily ^ | 8/28/03
    This Aug. 23, 2003 IKONOS satellite image shows the aftermath of the explosion that destroyed the Brazilian VLS-1 V-03 rocket designed to carry two satellites into orbit. The Aug. 22 explosion killed 21 people after an engine ignited by mistake while on its launch pad. The rocket exploded at its jungle base of Alcantara, in the northeastern state of Maranhao, Brazil. The image shows the burned vegetation and the collapsed launch pad. A before image taken on Sept. 5, 2001 is also available for comparison. The image may be used to support reporting of this story in print, broadcast and...
  • Gaza Rockets Explode on Palestinian Side of the Border

    08/06/2015 5:36:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/15 | Elad Benari
    Gaza-based terrorists fired three rockets towards southern Israel on Thursday evening, all three of which exploded in Gaza. There were no sirens in the Gaza Belt area, but some locals reported hearing explosions. A similar incident occurred on Saturday night, when two rockets that were fired from Gaza exploded on the Palestinian side of the border fence. Saturdays rocket fire came a day after Hamas called for all able-bodied Arabs to attack IDF soldiers and "settlers" as "legitimate targets" after an Arab infant was killed in an arson attack in the village of Duma in Samaria.
  • State Department request for Huma Abedin's records waylaid for 2 months

    08/06/2015 12:05:29 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | August 6, 2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    The State Department's request that Hillary Clinton's former deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, return any work-related emails in her possession went unreceived for two months because of issues with delivery of State's mail and email messages asking for the records, according to Abedin's lawyers. After the controversy over former secretary of state Clinton's use of a private email account and server for official business erupted in March, Abedin was among 10 current or former State Department officials asked by their former agency to provide any similar messages on their private accounts. But Abedin's lawyers said she didn't receive that...
  • Stop Sticks Gone Wrong - Funny Story

    07/29/2015 7:56:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/29/2015 | Scott Young
    Working as a deputy sheriff in south Florida during the late 1990s, my agency had just been issued stop-sticks. These sticks were about 3 feet long and had large spikes protruding all the way around. They were meant to be used as a stop-gap measure when a suspect was fleeing in a vehicle. If an officer could get into position, the sticks were to be thrown in front of the tires as the car passed by. The weight of the car would bear down on the spikes, deflating the tires and ideally ending the chase safely. If I said everyone...
  • ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K

    07/28/2015 8:30:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    AP ^ | July 28, 2015
    MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey. Mahwah police say in a news release that the ATM employees had stopped at a business on Industrial Avenue when one of them placed the satchel on the front lawn as he moved items around in their vehicle.
  • ObamaCare's Mandate Penalty Tax Brings In 40% Less Than Expected

    07/17/2015 4:21:40 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/16/2015 | John Merline
    The IRS reported this week that 6.6 million people paid the ObamaCare mandate penalty for not having insurance last year, which the administration says is 10% higher than they'd expected. This isn't exactly good news, given that the entire point of the mandate penalty tax is to encourage everyone to buy coverage. Even if it were, the number comes with two big caveats.
  • Tweet Suggests Ted Walker Will Announce Presidential Bid Monday

    07/12/2015 8:20:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/12
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expected to make a big announcement Monday, but it seems he gave away the surprise last week in a tweet. On Friday, Walker tweeted a black-and-white photo of himself waving on a stage with the words "Scott Walker is running for president," according to Politico. The tweet has since been taken down, but Walker sent a few more presidential-sounding messages afterward, including one showing "the official campaign logo." Walker is set to make the announcement at 5 p.m. Monday in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha. Campaign aides revealed to the Associated Press in early July...
  • Miss USA: Miss Nevada trips over dress, flubs race relations question

    07/13/2015 11:39:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/13/2015
    Miss Oklahoma, Olivia Jordan, was crowned the 64th Miss USA on Sunday night but that wasnt the most entertaining part of the night. Rather it was a very interesting answer from Miss Nevada, Brittany McGowan, during the Q&A portion of the pageant. McGowan -- who had already tripped over her dress during the evening gown competition -- was asked by a judge what she would do to improve race relations in the United States. She appeared taken aback by the question but still tried to reply saying: What I would do to improve race relations in the U.S. is get...
  • NYT Excuses FBIs Mistake in Dylann Roofs Gun Background Check

    07/10/2015 5:51:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 10,USA Todayquoted FBI director James Comey saying an FBI mistake allowed Dylann Roof to pass a background check for the .45 caliber handgun he allegedly used to attack innocents at Charlestons Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The New York Times excused this mistake, positing instead that Roof passed the background check because of a system flaw.The best case scenario for gun control proponents would have been that Roof did not even bother with a background check; that he instead bought the firearm at a gun show or from a crazy friend or thatas many gun control advocates posited...
  • Google apologises for Photos app's racist blunder

    07/02/2015 2:08:41 AM PDT · by W. · 29 replies
    BBC Online ^ | 7/1/2015 | BBC Technology
    Google says it is "appalled" that its new Photos app mistakenly labelled a black couple as being "gorillas". Its product automatically tags uploaded pictures using its own artificial intelligence software. The error was brought to its attention by a New York-based software developer who was one of the people pictured in the photos involved. Google was later criticised on social media because of the label's racist connotations. "This is 100% not OK," acknowledged Google executive Yonatan Zunger after being contacted by Jacky Alcine via Twitter. "[It was] high on my list of bugs you 'never' want to see happen."
  • A Deep, Dark Mystery [Helium leakage from Earth's mantle in Los Angeles Basin]

    06/29/2015 4:25:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    UC Santa Barbara ^ | 6/29/15 | Julie Cohen
    UC Santa Barbara geologist Jim Boles has found evidence of helium leakage from the Earths mantle along a 30-mile stretch of the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin. Using samples of casing gas from two dozen oil wells ranging from LAs Westside to Newport Beach in Orange County, Boles discovered that more than one-third of the sites some of the deepest ones show evidence of high levels of helium-3 (3He).Considered primordial, 3He is a vestige of the Big Bang. Its only terrestrial source is the mantle. Leakage of 3He suggests that the Newport-Inglewood fault is deeper...
  • Confederate flag not burned in Hernando after protesters confronted

    06/27/2015 9:22:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 6/27/15
    A confrontation described as heated but non-violent thwarted a planned burning of the Confederate flag by demonstrators Saturday in Brooksville. A few hundred counter-protesters many carrying Confederate and American flags showed up at the steps of the Hernando County courthouse to cut short a rally in which organizers denounced rampant white racist violence. Organizers of the protest included the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, a St. Petersburg group of white people under the leadership of the African Peoples Socialist Party, which seeks reparations for black Americans. As about a dozen people protested, they became greatly outnumbered by a pro-Confederate flag...
  • Watchdog: IRS erased backups after loss of tea party emails

    06/24/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal had been lost, according to government investigators. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence. As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were erased, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The revelation is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. George...
  • IRS erased backups after realizing tea party emails lost

    06/24/2015 3:29:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 24, 2015 6:19 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Government investigators say IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agencys tea party scandal had been lost. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence.The report is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal.
  • Karma: Arab Terrorist Dies after IDF Jeep Flips On Top of Him

    06/14/2015 1:32:22 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    A Palestinian terrorist died in clashes with the IDF near Ramallah Sunday morning, after his attack on an army jeep backfired quite spectacularly. Abdallah Ghanayem, 21, died after being struck by the vehicle during clashes that erupted in the village of Kfar Malik following a dawn Israeli army raid, the Palestinian Authority sources said. An IDF spokesman confirmed to AFP that a Palestinian had died - after he threw an incendiary device at a jeep and the vehicle overturned on him. It was the second Palestinian terrorist killed in the past week,....
  • Crane drops huge air conditioning unit down 30 stories in Midtown, damaging building and injuring..

    05/31/2015 1:18:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 121 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Greg B. Smith , Edgar Sandoval , Keldy Ortiz , Caitlin Nolan , Stephen Rex Brown
    A crane hauling an air conditioner into the top floor of a 30-story building dropped the heavy load Sunday morning, smashing parts of the building and injuring 10 people. Workers were loading the shipping container-sized machine into 261 Madison Ave. when a rigging strap holding the air conditioner broke, a city official familiar with the ongoing investigation told the Daily News. The chiller sheered the building as it fell. Debris rained down on Madison Ave. around E. 38th St. Part of the 30-story building's facade near the roof was bashed open.
  • USGS Retracts Three Ghost Earthquakes, Blames Northern California Sensors

    05/30/2015 7:06:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    l a times ^ | Ben Welsh
    In the past two days, malfunctions in the network of sensors that detect earthquakes in Northern California have issued three false alarms, forcing the U.S. Geological Survey to make a series of embarrassing retractions.. Just after midnight Friday morning, a magnitude 6.7 quake struck off the coast of Alaska. When its waves reached sensors operated by the Northern California Seismic Network, they were mistakenly interpreted as a 5.1 temblor near the Oregon border in Lewiston, officials say. ... The error occurred again Saturday morning after a magnitude 7.8 quake struck off the coast of Japan and the same Northern California...
  • Putin's new tank breaks down during Victory Day parade rehearsal

    05/08/2015 3:50:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/08/2015
    Seventy years ago, Soviet tanks made it all the way to Berlin, but this week one of the newest Russian tanks struggled to make it all the way across Red Square. The next-generation tank appeared to stall during the final rehearsal for a major military parade in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in the second world war. The Armata tank, which is on display for the first time, ground to a halt during the rehearsal, in an incident later claimed to have been a deliberate test. President Vladimir Putin will welcome the leaders of India, China and...
  • L.A.-Bound Flight Returns to Seattle After Ramp Agent Trapped in Cargo Hold

    04/13/2015 4:11:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Immediately after takeoff from Sea-Tac, the pilot reported hearing banging from beneath the aircraft, according to the airline. The captain immediately returned to Seattle, declaring an emergency for priority landing, the statement said. The aircraft was in the air for 14 minutes. After landing, a ramp agent was found inside the front cargo hold, which is pressurized and temperature controlled.
  • Liberal commenter on Memories Pizza tries to do math, fails miserably, hilarity ensues

    04/05/2015 4:24:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 4/5/15 | Joshua Riddle
    In moments like this you just have to laugh to keep from crying. Memories Pizza was threatened by the liberal mob and was forced to closed their doors for safety reasons. A GoFundMe page was started for the restaurant and raised $842,592. Naturally, the Left started losing their minds. The comments section is funny, this has to be the best. This has to be a troll, right? How do you arrive $29,000 a person? I guess the same way you arrive at Obama being the right person to lead this county. #Insanity There are just so many gems in her...
  • Connecticut governor calls Indiana RFRA 'outright bigotry,' forgets to mention...

    03/31/2015 11:42:41 AM PDT · by Cooter · 11 replies
    caintv.com ^ | Tuesday March 31st, 2015 | Dan Calabrese
    Oops! So Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is a "bigot," eh? That's the word from Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who has banned state-funded travel to Indiana because the latter just passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act - just like 19 other states. In a minute, I'll tell you what one of those states is, but first, here is more about what Malloy said: The governors not a stupid man, but hes done stupid things, said Malloy to Mika Brzezinski, and signing this law, and, quite frankly, promoting this law, knowing exactly what it was going to do, was an incredibly stupid...
  • Obama nearly slips getting off Air Force One

    03/30/2015 7:57:32 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | MARCH 29, 2015 | No Attribution
    Obama nearly slips getting off Air Force One VIDEO AT LINK
  • Olive the otter is eaten by a shark six years after celebrated rescue from oil slick

    03/27/2015 6:58:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 March 2015 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A celebrated sea otter who survived a natural oil slick and was tracked by researchers for six years has been killed by a shark. The seven-year-old marine mammal named Olive was found dead by a beachgoer on March 22 near Sunset State Beach in California. Wildlife biologists retrieved a large, serrated tooth fragment from white shark in a wound on the mother-of-three's body, indicating the cause of death.
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hospitalized after he was thrown from horse in Africa

    01/19/2015 1:58:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics Blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | Laura Vozzella
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been hospitalized following a horse-riding accident over the Christmas holidays in Africa that left him with seven broken ribs and fluid around his lungs, a spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Brian Coy said doctors had expected the weeks-old injury to heal on its own, but after identifying increased fluid around the governors lungs, they admitted him around noon Monday for a procedure. McAuliffe (D), who attended a Martin Luther King Jr. event in Norfolk on Monday morning and was interviewed by local media there, was admitted hours later to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond....