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  • Only Charlie Crist Can Go to Communist Cuba

    05/22/2014 7:15:57 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 11 replies
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | 5/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Only Charlie Crist Can Go to Communist Cuba Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 22, 2014 In The Point Charlie Crist has been a Republican, an Independent and a Democrat, switching parties after every defeat. If he loses this time, he might be thinking of going Communist. He’s not quite red, but orange might be close enough. Now Crist is going to Cuba. After originally playing anti-Communist and anti-Castro, Crist is throwing out yet another plank of his platform now that he’s a Democrat. Now Crist is all about the Communism. “I understand that it’s important not to go to...
  • US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar

    04/18/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | April 17, 2014 | Juliette Michel
    A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida's orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets. The culprit? The gnat-sized Asian citrus psyllid, which is infecting citrus trees across the Sunshine State with huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, which causes fruit to taste bitter and fall from trees too soon.
  • Lawyer brilliantly bites township trying to shut his client's site

    06/20/2013 8:45:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    CNet ^ | 6/19/13 | Chris Matyszczyk
    The temptation to bully can be too great to resist.If you don't like something or the someone who's done that something, you want to squish them -- if you're bigger than they are, that is.One method often used is to get a fancy lawyer to write a cease-and-desist letter, designed to stop the recipient from breathing.The township of West Orange, N.J., decided that Jake Freivald was a nail for its hammer. He had exercised sufficient temerity to operate a Web site called WestOrange.info. It's not a fancy site. And it certainly doesn't purport to have any affiliation with the township....
  • IT'S A FINE DAY FOR THE WEARIN' OF...THE ORANGE!!

    03/17/2013 5:54:11 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 29 replies
    self ^ | 3/17/2013 | RaceBannon
    It's a FINE DAY for the Wearin' of the ORANGE!
  • Belfast's Flag Riots Are Setting It On Fire Again

    01/15/2013 6:04:25 AM PST · by Abiotic · 4 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | 15/1/2013 | Matthew Francey
    Being born and raised in Belfast, I’m used to hearing about terrorists, bombs and shootings on the local news, but I can honestly say that despite all that, I considered my hometown a pretty safe place to grow up. I moved to London a year ago, and while Northern Ireland is by no means front-page news here, I couldn’t help but notice that for the past month rioting in Belfast has been featured in almost every news bulletin. The rioting began when Belfast City Council voted to end the continuous flying of the Union Flag from City Hall and hasn’t...
  • Police Hunt for Men Dressed as Oompa-Loompas After Attack on 28-Year-Old as He Left Kebab House

    12/31/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 December 2012 | Amanda Williams
    Police hunt for men dressed as Oompa-Loompas after attack on 28-year-old as he left kebab house • Man was left with cuts to his face, nose and lip, as well as two black eyes • Police are now hunting the two men dressed as the fictional factory workers Two men dressed as Oompa-Loompas from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are being hunted by police after they allegedly attacked a man on a night out. The pair - who had painted orange faces and dyed green hair and were wearing hooped tops like the characters in the 1971...
  • The Orange County Register will send 70 reporters to the Angels opener

    04/06/2012 6:07:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/06/12 | Kevin Kaduk
    The Orange County Register will send 70 reporters to the Angels opener >br>By Kevin Kaduk | Big League Stew – 10 hours ago This just in: There's been a run on notepads and digital recorders in southern California. That's because the Orange County Register plans to have 70 of its 100 reporters — yes, that's a seven followed by a zero — covering Friday night's opener between the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium. A "news mob," the paper calls it. As a point of comparison, Wikipedia lists 48 regular members of the White House press...
  • tribute to the brave men of the Culpeper Minute Men

    02/08/2012 11:14:53 AM PST · by do the dhue · 10 replies
    Harmonize.com ^ | July 2008 | harmonize.com
    In tribute to the brave men of Culpeper, Orange, and Fauquier counties who helped establish our lasting heritage of Freedom and the identity we all share today The Minute Battalion of Culpeper County, Virginia 1775 - 1776 Left to Right: Private Man, Officer in Captain Taliaferro's Company, Private Man, Officer in Captain Wm. Pickett's Company Military Uniforms in America Plate No. 259 Copyright 1973 by Company of Military Historians Provided to Culpepper Connections! by Chip Culpepper who received it from Gene Norris Culpepper. At the Virginia convention held May 1775, in Richmond, Patrick Henry and the Committee of Safety ordered...
  • Records galore for WVU in Orange Bowl win

    01/05/2012 4:43:18 AM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 45 replies
    foxsportsflorida ^ | January 5, 2012 | Chriss Thomasson
    After rumbling 99 yards for a touchdown on a fumble recovery in the second quarter, West Virginia safety Darwin Cook banged into Obie, the Orange Bowl mascot, sending them both tumbling to the ground. That was more resistance than any Clemson tacklers offered Wednesday night. In a scintillating display of offense while at the same time humiliating showing on defense, the No. 23 Mountaineers crushed the No. 15 Tigers 70-33 in the Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. There's not enough room here to list all the records West Virginia set. The most amazing was breaking the mark for most...
  • Snappy the croc turns bright orange

    09/27/2011 5:09:51 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 23rd September 2011 | Kelly Ryan
    CRIKEY, an orange croc! At first glance, it looks like "Snappy" has tanned up for the Brownlow. But the cranky chameleon has no one to blame but himself for changing colour - after apparently biting off more than he could chew. Owner Tracey Sandstrom, who runs Roaming Reptiles, said Snappy made a meal out of the filter in his water tank. "I think it caused the pH levels in his water to soar which has led to the change in colour." She was stunned when her prized pet turned bright orange. "Snappy's pretty territorial and he attacked the filter...
  • Crocodile Turns Bright Orange

    09/25/2011 3:41:34 AM PDT · by rawhide · 27 replies
    news,discovery.com ^ | Sep 24, 2011 | Tim Wall
    Orange is the new green in crocodile style this season. Snappy, an 8-foot-2-inch crocodile, is sporting haute-couture orange skin and he's looking fabulous and feeling fine! But it's not really a fashion statement. It's a result of attacking the water filter of his enclosure at Roaming Reptiles animal park in Australia. "Snappy's pretty territorial and he attacked the filter one day, and a few weeks after that, I noticed he was orange," said owner Tracey Sandstrom in an interview with the Herald Sun. "It doesn't seem to have affected him at all. He's still got a healthy appetite, is normally...
  • Are Carrots Orange For Political Reasons? [“the color of sedition"]

    09/10/2011 7:16:53 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies
    WonkBlog Ezra Klein, WP ^ | 09:30 PM ET, 09/10/2011 Updated | by Suzy Khimm
    For centuries, almost all carrots were yellow, white or purple. But in the 17th century, most of those crunchy vegetables turned orange. Why? It may have to do with Dutch politics. Next Nature explains: In the 17th century, Dutch growers cultivated orange carrots as a tribute to William of Orange – who led the the struggle for Dutch independence – and the color stuck. A thousand years of yellow, white and purple carrot history was wiped out in a generation.Although some scholars doubt if orange carrots even existed prior to the 16th century....
  • Official Calls For Riverside, 12 Other Counties To Secede From California (Poll at link)

    07/01/2011 12:07:58 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 89 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 7/1/11 | CBS Los Angeles
    Official Calls For Riverside, 12 Other Counties To Secede From California Link to Article and Poll New state would have no term limits, part-time legislature July 1, 2011 10:24 AM RIVERSIDE (CBS) — Is the state of California about to go “South”? Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone apparently thinks so, after proposing that the county lead a campaign for as many as 13 Southern California counties to secede from the state. Stone said in a statement late Thursday that Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties should form the new...
  • Controversy over child's flag drawing

    05/13/2011 7:55:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    wwlp.com ^ | 5/13/2011 | Matt Caron
    Teacher allegedly refused to hang up picture ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) - A civil rights controversy is brewing at an elementary school in the Town of Orange, and it all surrounds an11 year-old's drawing of the American Flag. The family of Frankie Girard is claiming that their son's civil rights were violated after a teacher allegedly told him that hanging his picture of the American flag would offend another student. The Butterfield Elementary School is at the center of controversy for the incident on Monday. According to Frankie Girard’s father, John, the boy was in art class drawing a picture. "He...
  • Family: Teacher Forbids Boy From Hanging U.S. Flag Pic Because It Might Offend Others

    05/13/2011 3:08:21 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/12/2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    An 11-year-old boy in Orange, MA is in the middle of flag controversy after he and his family claim one of his teachers banned him from hanging a picture of an American flag he drew in the classroom because it might offend other students. The boy‘s dad is adamant his son’s civil rights were violated. But the school has a different take, and says the prohibition was because the boy disobeyed instruction
  • Genetic Origin of Cultivated Citrus Determined: ...Evidence of Origins of Orange, Lime, et al

    01/26/2011 5:47:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.sciencedaily.com ^ | 01-26-2011 | Staff
    Citrus species are among the most important fruit trees in the world. Citrus has a long history of cultivation, often thought to be more than 4,000 years. Until now, however, the exact genetic origins of cultivated citrus such as sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), lemon (C. limon), and grapefruit (C. paradisi) have been a mystery. A team of researchers from China has published a study in the Journal of the American Society of Horticultural Science that provides genetic evidence of the origins of a variety species of today's cultivated citrus. The research team, led by Zhiqin Zhou from Southwest University, analyzed...
  • Tensions in Orange County Jewish Community EruptThe cause? A UC Irvine talk by the co-founder of

    12/04/2010 7:26:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 2+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 12/4/10 | Reut Cohen
    Tensions in the Orange County Jewish community are high following a UC Irvine talk by George S. Rishmawi, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). The talk triggered a barrage of letters from various divisions of the Jewish community, which in turn lead to the unusually high internal fractiousness. ISM is a well-organized anti-Israel movement purporting to be a non-violent initiative, despite demonstrated support for the late Yasser Arafat and ISM members’ assistance to known terrorists. Israel banned ISM foreign activists in April of 2003, following a terror attack perpetrated by British Muslims at a pub in Tel Aviv. Rishmawi,...
  • Traffic Cone Actually Calls it Quits

    11/09/2010 7:39:03 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 29 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-9-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    It sprouted arms, legs...cankles...scary laugh...bad hair...and just walked off the job.... I know...weird... ----------------------------------------------------See more posts and art at The Looking Spoon (www.thelookingspoon.com)
  • Caption this photo (orange you glad you looked)

    11/09/2010 9:59:57 AM PST · by null and void · 79 replies
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  • Is ‘hunter orange’ requirement responsible for accidents?(WA)

    10/07/2010 5:17:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 October, 2010 | Dave Workman
    Washington State has had in recent memory three fairly high-profile hunting-related fatalities in which the victims were all non-hunters, and were killed by people who thought they were shooting at game. In two of those cases, the hunters thought they were shooting at black bears and in the third case, the hunter believed he fired at an elk. This column discussed the most recent of those incidents here, and mentioned the use of fluorescent hunter orange by non-hunters during the hunting season. We also contacted Wayne East, executive director of the Colorado-based International Hunter Education Association (IHEA). Currently, about 40...
  • 20 illegal immigrants arrested in Orange County beach landing

    09/08/2010 1:05:33 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 14 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | Howard Blume
    Border agents arrested 20 illegal immigrants Tuesday morning who were attempting to enter the country by sea at Calafia State Beach in San Clemente. When the small craft the immigrants were riding in land landed, the occupants attempted to flee. Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol arrested 17 men and three women, all from Mexico. A 36-year-old woman suffered a broken leg while jumping from the boat, according to a statement from the U.S. Border Patrol in San Diego. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. The others were taken to a Border Patrol station for processing. No further...
  • Florida Senate: Rubio (R) 40%, Crist (I) 30%, Meek (D) 21% (Ras)

    08/26/2010 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Ravi · 61 replies
    ras ^ | 8/26/10 | ras
    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Marco Rubio attracting 40% of the vote, while Charlie Crist picks up 30% in the race to become the state’s next U.S. senator. The new Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek earns 21% support.
  • Shop For Orange: The Best Designer Solutions Under $375 (go orange or be square)

    04/14/2010 9:41:30 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 26 replies · 531+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Apr 12th, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Start peeling Baby, because orange and its summery tones, hues and shades is the hottest color of the season. Orange tanks, dresses, shorts, blazers, bags, jewelry and accessories invaded the runways and style pages of our favorite mags, leading us to search the Web, so you wouldn’t have to, for the best orange creations at the lowest price. The Editors of The Fashion Time selected… Halston Heritage Night suede shoulder bag ($275) JETS by Jessika Allen One-shouldered jersey dress $220
  • Sheriff attacked for policy on concealed weapons(CA)

    02/27/2010 7:39:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 615+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 25 February, 2010 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens prompted guffaws from some Second Amendment stalwarts when she said at a Feb. 9 candidate forum that she's approved 90 percent of applications for concealed weapons permits. In fact, she's significantly tightened distribution criteria. There are 22 percent fewer CCW permits than when Hutchens was appointed to the job in 2008. And most permits she's approved come with restrictions absent from permits issued by predecessor Mike Carona. Article Tab : sheriff-photo-file-challe Sheriff Sandra Hutchens' election challengers want a more lenient policy on concealed weapons. The issue is unlikely to determine the outcome of this year's...
  • Eliot Spitzer to speak at Syracuse University

    02/06/2010 8:47:12 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies · 927+ views
    The Post-Standard ^ | February 05, 2010, 2:51PM | By Glenn Coin
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer will speak at Syracuse University next week on the financial crisis. Spitzer's talk, "From Libertarianism to Angry Populism: Have We Learned Anything From the Crisis of the Past Two Years?" will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Maxwell School auditorium. Spitzer resigned in March 2008, after barely more than a year in office, amid accusations he patronized a prostitute. The talk is free and open to the public.
  • Viktor Yanukovych leading in Ukraine election

    Viktor Yanukovych, the Kremlin-friendly politician defeated by the pro-Western Orange Revolution five years ago, was on course for a big win in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday. By Andrew Osborn in Kiev Published: 6:44PM GMT 17 Jan 2010 Early exit polls suggested Mr Yanukovych , 59, would claim almost a third of the vote and be anything up to ten percentage points ahead of his nearest rival Yulia Tymoshenko, the current prime minister. The result underscores the failure of a revolution meant to pull Ukraine out of Russia's orbit and set it on a firmly Western...
  • Florida Orange Growers Brace for Possible Killing Freeze

    01/09/2010 6:38:57 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 104 replies · 1,971+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 9, 2010, 3:28 P.M. ET | Tom Sellen
    Florida orange growers are bracing for possible crop damage as an arctic blast plunges temperatures to record lows Saturday and Sunday nights. Sleet and snow mixed with rain has been reported Saturday from the Tampa Bay area to near and north of Orlando, the first time snow or sleet has occurred in west-central Florida since Jan. 8, 1996, the National Weather Service in Tampa said. The immediate Tampa Bay area hasn't seen snow since Dec. 23, 1989. While citrus growers fared well on Friday night as temperatures remained above critical levels in the heart of the citrus belt, worries are...
  • Military Update: Law expands veterans’ benefits

    01/02/2010 6:25:40 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 947+ views
    The cost of war — on veterans’ health and taxpayer wallets — will loom a little larger in the new year. The Department of Veterans Affairs will issue a final rule to claim adjudicators to presume three more diseases of Vietnam veterans, including heart disease, were caused by exposure to Agent Orange. The rule, expected to be published soon, will make almost any veteran who set foot in Vietnam, and is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, B cell leukemia or ischemic heart disease (known also as coronary artery disease) eligible for disability compensation and VA medical care. The exception would be...
  • VA Recognizes Agent Orange Link to More Diseases

    11/20/2009 3:18:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 260+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2009 – Based on an independent study by the Institute of Medicine last month, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki has directed broader health coverage from his department for Vietnam War veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange. Research found that three illnesses – B cell leukemias, Parkinson’s disease and ischemic heart disease -- possibly are associated with Agent Orange exposure. Those conditions join a list of related diseases for which Vietnam War veterans already receive compensation, such as prostate cancer, respiratory cancers, soft-tissue sarcomas, Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma. "Since my confirmation as secretary,...
  • Obamas host Halloween event at orange White House (Still looks Red to me)

    11/01/2009 10:14:29 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies · 1,670+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 1 12:17 AM US/Eastern
    e White House lit up pumpkin-orange and thousands of little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating the president of the United States. Barack Obama's first Halloween as president saw him dishing out candy and pastries baked by his chef to many of the estimated 2,000 children -- many in elaborate costumes -- from 11 area schools on the north portico of the White House, as some of his top staff stepped into frightful or fuzzy character.
  • VA to Short-cut Some Agent Orange Rulings

    10/13/2009 6:28:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 582+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2009 – A new Department of Veterans Affairs ruling will soon relieve Vietnam veterans suffering from three specific illnesses from the burden of proving their ailments are linked to Agent Orange exposure to receive VA health care and disability payments. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki's decision, announced today, establishes a service connection for Vietnam vets stricken with hairy-cell leukemia and other B-cell leukemias, Parkinson's disease and ischemic heart disease, VA chief of staff John Gingrich told American Forces Press Service. Shinseki made the decision based on a recent report by the National Academy of Science's Institute...
  • One Hundred Phishers Charged In Largest Cybercrime Case

    10/07/2009 4:19:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,220+ views
    informationweek ^ | October 7, 2009 | Thomas Claburn
    The FBI on Wednesday announced that it had charged 53 defendants, the largest number ever charged in a cybercrime case, following a multinational investigation into a phishing scheme that operated in the United States and Egypt. Thirty-three of the 53 defendants named in the indictment have been arrested, the FBI said, and several others are being sought. The investigation, dubbed "Operation Phish Phry," began in 2007. Authorities in Egypt have charged 47 defendants linked to the phishing operation. Phishing is a form of social engineering that attempts to convince Internet users, via e-mail or other means, to provide online credentials...
  • Woman shoots self at busy east Orange gun range [FLA]

    06/14/2009 8:06:03 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 28 replies · 1,466+ views
    osentinel ^ | 14-june-2009
    Another woman shot herself at a Central Florida gun range Saturday in a suicide attempt, authorities said. The woman rented a handgun and filled out paperwork indicating she had no mental-health problems, wasn't on drugs and had no other conditions or situations to preclude her from shooting safely, said John Ritz, manager of the east Orange County range. Like other customers, she also was read the safety rules. The shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. at East Orange Shooting Sports on Gardner Street, east of Winter Park. There was a suicide there several years ago. < snip >
  • GEERT WILDERS at Chapman University, Orange, Ca. Saturday

    04/03/2009 8:35:56 PM PDT · by seenenuf · 70 replies · 2,064+ views
    Counter-demonstrators dream opportunity to assure free speech is not intimidated in Orange County, Ca.
  • Second Loud Boom Rattles Windows In NY Suburb...

    03/10/2009 11:38:53 AM PDT · by TaraP · 31 replies · 1,220+ views
    Second Loud Boom Rattles Windows In NY May Have Been Meteorite (3/9/2009) There's been another loud "boom." This time it rattled windows in parts of Rockland County. Nanuet resident Keith Wallenstein said the mysterious noise woke him up at about 5:15 Monday morning and sounded like someone had flown an F-16 over his house. An earlier loud "boom" heard in Westchester County early Saturday might have been a meteorite. Police and The Journal News got a flurry of reports from people in Scarsdale, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Tuckahoe, Eastchester and Bronxville. Weather officials say there was no thunder in the area...
  • Women Spot Naked, Orange Man on Katy Trail

    02/13/2009 8:04:45 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 51 replies · 2,731+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 2/13/2009 | BENJAMIN GOODING
    Two women saw a little more than they expected as they jogged on the Katy Trail in Dallas this week. The joggers ran by a naked man painted orange around 11 a.m. Thursday. “He was a terra-cotta color,” said personal trainer Nancy Cole. “I thought he was a statue. Who would be that color?”
  • SWAT team searches gun-rights supporters

    01/16/2009 6:13:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 80 replies · 3,979+ views
    OCRegister ^ | 14 January, 2009 | Steven Greenhut
    At the board meeting today, Orange County deputies searched gun-rights supporters, especially those wearing CCW buttons, according to those who attended the meeting. Although Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said she would let the permits expire rather than revoke them, her real disdain for freedom is shown by the presence of the SWAT team and the heavyhanded searches of law-abiding residents who wanted to attend the board meeting. Did the sheriff really think that gun supporters are somehow dangerous. I’ve been to gun shows and gun events and have never felt safer. Share this post: 9 Responses to “SWAT team searches gun-rights...
  • New conservative club in Orange County

    11/24/2008 2:00:48 PM PST · by CaliFReeper1 · 9 replies · 785+ views
    Saddleback Valley Conservatives ^ | Nov 24th 2008 | Saddleback Valley Conservatives
    Hey FReepers, I am looking for other FReepers in Orange County. We are starting a new action oriented grassroots conservative group to provide support (and opposition) for local issues. It will be very action oriented (rallies, precinct walks, phone banks, etc.) and will hold regular monthly meetings in the Saddleback Valley. If you live in the area please let me know. We are holding our first meeting a week from tonight to discuss forming the club, it will be in Rancho Santa Margarita on Monday Dec 1st at 7:00 PM. Email me if interested in getting involved jesse@joinjesse.com Thanks!
  • Russian woman put on trial in Dubai for drinking juice in public

    09/24/2008 2:37:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 1,591+ views
    Pravda ^ | 9/23/08
    A 28-year-old Russian female, who visited Dubai on a tourist visa, and a 30-year-old male citizen of Lebanon, a salesman in a local store, were put on trial for drinking juice in a public place in the daytime during Muslim fasting. The police caught the two people red-handed at a gas station in Dubai, Emirat.ru reports with reference to Gulf News. In accordance with the Federal Penal Code of the United Arab Emirates, a public intake of food and beverages during daytime hours of the month of Ramadan is forbidden by Article 313. The article stipulates the punishment in the...
  • New Study Strengthens Association Of Prostate Cancer With Exposure To Agent Orange

    05/16/2008 8:49:39 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 662+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-16-2008 | American Urological Association
    New Study Strengthens Association Of Prostate Cancer With Exposure To Agent Orange ScienceDaily (May 16, 2008) — As men age, their risk of developing prostate cancer increases. Aging Vietnam veterans are giving researchers new opportunities to solidify the connection between in-country exposure to Agent Orange and subsequent prostate cancer development. In a study presented during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in Orlando, researchers presented data from a large study of veterans enrolled in the Northern California VA System, examining prostate cancer incidence and disease characteristics in those exposed to Agent Orange compared to those who...
  • Orange Order's leader revisits anti-Catholic foundations

    06/14/2007 9:16:36 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies · 228+ views
    news.scotsman.com ^ | 14 Jun 2007 | SCOTT MCCULLOCH
    THE Grand Master of the Scottish Orange Order yesterday revealed he had rewritten much of the organisation's founding document in a bid to tone down its anti-Catholic sentiments. Ian Wilson says he is staging a campaign to improve the order's public image. He says while the society is proud of its Protestant base, he does not want it to be seen as anti-Catholic. And he has revealed he is seeking approval of the order's members to allow them to attend Catholic funeral Masses. Mr Wilson said: "I have no issues with the Orange Order's Protestant credentials, but what has to...
  • Yanukovych Opponents Block Passage to Court

    04/19/2007 8:01:46 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 3 replies · 387+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | Friday, April 20, 2007
    KIEV — Thousands of opponents of Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych blocked the entrances to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday, forcing riot police to intervene to allow judges in for the second day of hearings into the legality of a presidential decree dissolving the parliament. The session began more than one hour late after helmeted police linked arms and formed a corridor to usher judges through a scrum of flag-waving demonstrators, which included rival lawmakers pushing and shoving each other outside the court’s black metal gates. The hearing began with 16 of the 18 judges in place, said chief judge...
  • Protesters cause delay in Ukraine court hearing

    04/18/2007 7:42:17 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 7 replies · 305+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, April 18, 2007
    KIEV (Reuters) - Riot police pushed aside protesters massed outside a Ukrainian courthouse on Wednesday, allowing judges inside to assess whether embattled President Viktor Yushchenko acted legally in ordering a snap election. About 4,000 protesters backing Yushchenko's call for an early election -- but opposing the Constitutional Court's examination of the presidential decree -- had been waving flags outside the building from early morning. The sitting got under way after about an hour's delay, with 15 of the 18 judges present. Yushchenko, long at odds with Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich over Ukraine's future direction, has dissolved the chamber and ordered...
  • Yushchenko called on law-enforcement bosses not to waiste [sic] time

    04/16/2007 6:25:43 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 9 replies · 427+ views
    UNIAN ^ | Monday, April 16, 2007
    Victor Yushchenko has met with leaders of Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies and military units, according to the President`s press-office. Prosecutor General Oleksandr Medvedko, Defense Minister Anatoly Hrytsenko, Interior Minister Mykhailo Korniyenko (acting), Security Service Chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko (acting), Border Service Chief Mykola Lytvyn, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Kyrychenko, Interior Forces Commander Oleksandr Kikhtenko, Intelligence Service Chief Oleksandr Halaka, External Intelligence Service Chief Mykola Malomuzh, and State Guard Chief Petro Plyuta were present at the meeting, as well as Secretariat Chief of Staff Viktor Baloha, Security Council Secretary Vitaly Haiduk, Head of the Secretariat Law...
  • 'Color' revolutions in limbo

    04/14/2007 8:39:24 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 7 replies · 369+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 14, 2007 | Jim Heintz
    MOSCOW — The scenes from Kiev and Bishkek are unsettlingly familiar: thousands of demonstrators crowding the central squares of the capitals of Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, waving banners and shouting demands. Less than three years ago, similar protests helped propel reformist politicians into both countries' presidencies, raising hopes that democratic movements across the former Soviet Union would triumph over regimes marked by corruption, stagnation and manipulated elections. The future, briefly, seemed as bright as the cheery names the demonstrators adopted — Ukraine's Orange Revolution, Kyrgyzstan's Tulip Revolution. But within a few months both countries were mired in political crises that seemed...
  • Deadlock, but it’s not all doom and gloom

    04/03/2007 4:57:37 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 1 replies · 285+ views
    Times Online ^ | April 4, 2007 | Bronwen Maddox
    What has gone wrong with Ukraine’s Orange Revolution? The best answer is that it never went right. The latest crisis merely brings to a head the tension between two halves of a country so deeply divided it barely looks like one nation. President Yushchenko was too convenient a hero for Europe and the US after the 2004 revolution, when he wrested power from his rival Viktor Yanukovich, as hundreds of thousands rallied in freezing temperatures in Independence Square to protest against rigged elections. Pockmarked, from dioxin poisoning before the election, a crime that has never been solved, Yushchenko seemed the...
  • Parl[iamentary] majority gives hostile reception to dissolution decree [Ukraine]

    04/02/2007 6:49:20 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 223+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | Tue Apr 3, 2007
    KIEV, April 3 (Itar-Tass) - Ukraine is getting immersed in a deep political crisis with unpredictable consequences. The parliamentary majority has given a hostile reception to the presidential decree on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) and does not intend to obey it. The confrontation between political forces will inevitably spill out into to the streets. The opposition leaders have already called for a new Maidan (permanent rally) in downtown Kiev. Yuri Lutsenko, leader of the People's Self-Defence movement, has stated that a platform for speakers will be set up in Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosty) on Tuesday and rallies...
  • Ukraine president dissolves parliament

    04/02/2007 12:33:08 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 39 replies · 682+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 2 2007 | Roman Olearchyk
    Ukraine is facing its second general election in less than two years after President Viktor Yushchenko last night dissolved parliament, citing "unconstitutional" behaviour by the Moscow-friendly government of Viktor Yanukovich, prime minister. In a move aimed at ending months of political gridlock caused by a stand-off with his long-standing rival Mr Yanukovich, the president said in a television address that it was his "duty" to call fresh elections, accusing the government of the "the politics of intrigue and fraud". The poll will take place on May 27, he said. Mr Yushchenko urged Ukrainians to remain calm saying "the situation is...
  • Two structures burn as wildfire threatens homes in Anaheim Hills and Orange Park acres

    03/11/2007 3:23:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies · 831+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | March 11, 2007 | Katherine Nguyen
    Two structures in Anaheim Hills are ablaze as about 500 firefighters are battling a 300-acre brush fire, and scores of homes in that area and Orange Park Acres are being evacuated...
  • Yokohama Tire Technology Cuts Petroleum Use in Tire by 80%

    02/15/2007 10:40:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies · 1,553+ views
    www.greencarcongress.com ^ | 13 Feb 2007 | Staff
    Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (YRC)—the seventh-largest tire manufacturer in the world—has developed a process that combines citrus oil with natural rubber to form a new compound it calls Super Nanopower Rubber (SNR). The major component of citrus oil is d-limonene. The process reduces the use of petroleum products in tires by 80% and is part of YRC’s global EcoMotion environmental program. The first SNR product is the Decibel Super E-Spec, an all-new consumer passenger tire. The fuel-saving E-Spec tire features an air permeation suppression film, a polymer lining designed to reduce air leakage from the tire, therby helping to maintain...