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  • Does any manufacturer make a 12 gauge pump youth model?

    10/23/2016 10:46:13 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 42 replies ^ | 10/23/16 | me
    It's for my wife's birthday...She is insistent on a 12 gauge but she is only 4'11" and her arms are not long enough for my 1897 Winchester...or any others she has tried. I try to convince her that a 20 gauge slug will kill a deer! I'm not sure if they even make a youth size 12.
  • Crooks Using Bluetooth To Steal At Gas Pumps « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

    08/05/2016 8:49:55 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 12 replies
    CBS Dallas Fort Worth ^ | 08/04/2016 | Jeff Paul
    Crooks Using Bluetooth To Steal At Gas Pumps « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth DALLAS (CBS11) -Pump prowlers in Dallas are stepping up their game, stealing bank information in some cases instantaneously with a new device police are calling “scary.” Dallas Police recently discovered five different skimming devices that utilize Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth skimmer (Jeff Paul - CBS11) Bluetooth skimmer (Jeff Paul – CBS11) “I think that’s terrible,” said Tracy Schlossstein, a driver who uses one of the impacted gas station. Investigators said they found the devices buried inside the outside, credit card kiosks at four different ExxonMobil gas...
  • As prices fall at the pump, some U.S. lawmakers eye gas tax hike

    01/08/2015 12:32:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/8/15 | Susan Cornwell and Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. gasoline prices plunge to the lowest level in more than five years, some U.S. lawmakers see a golden opportunity to bump up taxes at the pump to help pay for the repair of crumbling roads and bridges. Fuel taxes have been flat for more than 20 years, starving the Highway Trust Fund of revenue used for rising infrastructure repair costs. Lawmakers have fueled the fund with last-minute short-term injections of cash, but want to find a more permanent fix. Last July, before a similar deadline, Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee and Democrat Chris Murphy...
  • Revenge at the fuel pump

    12/21/2014 10:42:52 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 27 replies ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 hours ago | unknown
    That was hilarious!
  • New Yorkers in fuel scramble as storm-hit pumps dry up

    10/31/2012 4:08:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 30,2012 | By David Sheppard and Edward McAllister
    Drivers and homeowners scrambled to secure fuel for their cars and generators in the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday as storm-hit gasoline stations started to run dry. More than half of all gasoline service stations in the New York City area and New Jersey were shut because of depleted fuel supplies and power outages, frustrating attempts to restore normal life, industry officials said. Reports of long lines, dark stations and empty tanks circulated across the region. Some station owners were unable to pump fuel due to a lack of power, while others quickly ran their tanks dry because of increased demand...
  • Gingrich's Take: Screwjob At the Pump

    March 30, 2012 Gingrich's take: Screwjob at the pump GOP presidential candidate sounds off on gas companies continuing to receive large subsidies while prices at the pump rise
  • Senate rejects plan to open Arctic refuge to drilling

    03/13/2012 3:09:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2012 | Sean Cockerham
    WASHINGTON _ The Senate on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a sweeping measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other protected areas to oil drilling, as well as to approve construction of the Keystone pipeline project. Tuesday's vote was the first time in four years that the Senate has voted on a measure including ANWR drilling, and it failed miserably.
  • Former Oklahoma judge will lose most of pension [penis pump judge]

    11/12/2011 8:50:51 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 37 replies
    NewsOK ^ | October 25, 2011 | MICHAEL MCNUTT
    A former Creek County judge convicted of exposing himself by using a sexual device while on the bench will lose his judicial retirement pay, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. -snip- Thompson served about 20 months in prison after being found guilty in 2006 of four felony counts for his use of a penis pump while presiding over trials.
  • Chu Pimps Your Budget at the Pump

    06/01/2011 9:20:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 1, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    Memorial Day normally kicks off the summer vacation and heavy driving season, but with gas prices at the pump more than twice as expensive as they were two years ago, American families are being forced to stay close to home and pull back on normal family expenses.   The cost to fill up the tank is consuming 40% more of the family budget than it did last summer.  According to AAA, 17 cents of every consumer dollar is spent at the pump, up from 12 cents one year ago.  That has consequences, of course.  "Dining, shopping, museums, and gambling are taking...
  • Obama Can't Feel Your Pain at the Pump

    05/20/2011 7:51:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | May 20, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    The price at the pump has increased 28% in just the last four months, 116% since Barack Obama took office.  The reaction from the White House and the Democrats?  Punish the energy industry with $85.5 billion in new taxes – a penalty that will further discourage domestic production and sure to be passed on to consumers driving prices even higher. The President says that oil and gas should pay their "fair share."  I did a little checking and found that the industry pays an average 41.1% of net income in taxes compared to 26.5% for all other S&P industrials.  Only...
  • Taxes make Chicago gas prices nation's highest

    04/27/2011 10:56:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies ^ | Apr 27, 2011 Taxes make Chicago gas prices nation's highest 5:51 AM CDT, April 27, 2011 Drivers in Chicago pay more for gas than they do in any other major metropolis in the continental United States. Analysts say that's due largely to a perfect storm of federal, state and local taxes. The average price for a gallon of gas in Chicago was $4.32 a gallon on Tuesday, according to data from price tracker That's more than what drivers pay in sprawling Los Angeles, where gas averaged $4.22 a gallon, and crowded New York City, where it's $4.20 a gallon. Indeed, the...
  • Why does the gas pump always initiate at $0.03? (Vanity)

    10/06/2010 5:45:36 PM PDT · by Sergio · 44 replies
    Me | 10/6/2010 | Me
    I've noticed that when I purchase gas, at any filling station, the pump will jump from $00.00 to $00.03. It completely skips $00.01 and $00.02. This happens at every pump, at every gas station I have used in Southern California. I am able to meter gas out slow enough to stop at any hundredth of a gallon, so I don't think I'm pumping too fast. I know that our online community has experts in every field so here are my questions. Am I being robbed of 3 cents? If not, is there an explanation on why this happens? I tried...
  • What Size Pool Pump To Buy?

    04/07/2010 1:53:22 PM PDT · by ExpatCanuck · 38 replies · 1,112+ views
    I have a 7 year old 40K gallon inground concrete pool and the 2HP pump needs to be replaced. We typically run it 8-10 hours a day and have a DE filter and a spa. I've had someone tell me that if I buy a smaller pump (1HP for example), I can leave it running 24 hours a day and still spend the same in electricity. The advantage being that the water is constantly being moved and filtered and stays cleaner, albeit at a slower rate. Just wanted to get thoughts on this from others here.
  • 2009 Amazing Device Pumps Well Water Using Compressed Air (video)

    08/12/2009 1:21:46 PM PDT · by FromLori · 13 replies · 1,420+ views
    If you have been reading this blog then you know that I have been searching for a solution to pump water from a deep well that doesn’t require 220 power. Well, here it is. I can hook the air compressor that runs this system into a small solar generator and have all the water I need or want sans the power company. Thank you Mike Adams, the Health Ranger at Video at site
  • Sens. Hutchison, Bond & Vitter Introduce Provision to Expand OCS Production (drilling)

    Sens. Hutchison, Bond & Vitter Introduce Provision to Expand OCS Production under FY ‘10 Budget Amendment will Add OCS Production as an Option in U.S. Energy Portfolio April 2, 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Hutchison (R-TX), Bond (R-MO), and Vitter (R-LA) today introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Budget to expand oil and gas production in the Outer Continental Shelf in order to minimize future gasoline price spikes and to help reduce our nation’s dependence on imported energy. Also cosponsoring the amendment are Sens. Roberts (R-KS), Inhofe (R-OK), Voinovich (R-OH), Wicker (R-MS), Brownback (R-KS), Cornyn (R-TX),...
  • (Vanity) Local gas station today: Gas $2.69 per gallon.

    10/19/2008 2:45:12 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 47 replies · 742+ views
    Me | 10/19/2008 | DGHoodini
    Just saw my mid Ohio local gas station advertising reg gas at $2.69 a gal!.. How's it going for you?
  • ¨Pump¨ - New McCain TV Ad for oil drilling in America

    07/25/2008 8:12:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 182+ views ^ | July 25, 2008
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  • Worst over for drivers as pump prices slide: AAA

    07/25/2008 12:08:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 136+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/08 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. retail gasoline prices have fallen more than 10 cents per gallon in a week and could fall another 25 cents by the end of summer, a sign the worst is over for U.S. motorists this vacation season. The decline tracks a record pullback in the price of crude that has come amid mounting evidence high energy costs and an economic slowdown are shrinking American demand for fuel, auto and travel group AAA said Friday. "We expect pump prices below $4 this weekend and we could see the price fall another 25 cents before Labor Day...
  • New McCain ad: “Pump”

    07/22/2008 5:38:50 AM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 9 replies · 107+ views ^ | 7-21-08 | Allahpundit
    Possibly the first political spot in history to feature ecstatic cheers for the other guy on the soundtrack. Any ad that leverages the GOP’s advantage on drilling is a good ad, I guess, but this one does too much and too little, neglecting to hammer the Dems on that gas-tax hike they’re flirting with and seemingly blaming the global spike in oil prices squarely on, um, Barack Obama. (Maybe he is omnipotent.) Also, as a simple factual matter, it’s not true that Obama says no to independence from foreign oil: It’s that he wants independence from foreign oil exclusively through...
  • ANN COULTER: THIS IS NOT A DRILL (Pump & Drill Part 2)

    07/16/2008 2:28:30 PM PDT · by Syncro · 56 replies · 166+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    THIS IS NOT A DRILLJuly 16, 2008 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, or as she is called on the Big Dogs blog, "the worst speaker in the history of Congress," explained the cause of high oil prices back in 2006: "We have two oilmen in the White House. The logical follow-up from that is $3-a-gallon gasoline. It is no accident. It is a cause and effect. A cause and effect." Yes, that would explain why the price of oral sex, cigars and Hustler magazine skyrocketed during the Clinton years. Also, I note that Speaker Pelosi is a hotelier ......
  • Freeper's we need more of this: My Letter to Arlen Specter about energy

    07/03/2008 11:05:22 AM PDT · by Pharmer · 18 replies · 92+ views
    my fertile mind | today | me
    Dear Senator Specter As my only local federal elected official from my own party I am calling on you to take action to relieve the current and most unnecessary energy crisis. I have no choice in my energy consumption. I am a research pharmacologist working for a local pharmaceutical. I live in Ambler, but my office is in Princeton NJ. I often go to our main lab in Collegeville which is just as fuel consumptive as Princeton. I already drive a very fuel efficient car. I car pool when I can. But I don’t always have the same work schedule...
  • Magellan Tank Farm Fire - Kansas City, KS

    06/03/2008 9:03:19 PM PDT · by gpk9 · 21 replies · 852+ views
    5-3-08 | George Kelley
    A cloud-to-ground ligtning strike from a severe thunderstom hit a large gasoline storage tank at the Magellan Petroleum tank farm in Kansas City, igniting 2 million plus gallons of unleaded gasoline, rapidly growing into a huge inferno of flame belching over 200 feet in the air. Local authorities have elected to let the fire burn itself out, which is anticipated to take a day or more. The fire is presently contained to the burning tank. Authorites and company officials feel confident the fire poses no danger to other large storage tanks nearby. Video from local news helicopters shows tank walls...
  • Oil Lobby Reaches Out to Citizens Peeved at the Pump

    06/02/2008 11:54:19 PM PDT · by TheThinker · 22 replies · 74+ views ^ | May 9, 2008 | Jeffrey F. Bimbaum
    Faced with a national outcry over the high price of gasoline and soaring profits for energy companies, the oil and gas industry is waging an unusually pricey campaign to burnish its image. The American Petroleum Institute, the industry's main lobby, has embarked on a multiyear, multimedia, multimillion-dollar campaign, which includes advertising in the nation's largest newspapers, news conferences in many state capitals and trips for bloggers out to drilling platforms at sea. The intended audience is elected officials and the public, with an emphasis on the latter. The industry is trying to convince voters -- who, in turn, will make...
  • Stopping Oil's Assault (Dishonest Effort by Press to Offer Solutions)

    05/25/2008 5:02:36 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 6 replies · 65+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 25, 2008 | Reid Kanaley
    Link only
  • Fort Benning Soldiers investigate Al Bawi pump station

    09/06/2007 5:44:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 231+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Amid various media reports of water shortages in Baghdad, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Heavy) continues to help the residents of the Mada’in Qada find short- and long-term solutions to insurgent-created water distribution problems. Soldiers from the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Heavy), performed an assessment of the Al Bawi pump station, outside of Salman Pak, Sept. 4. Holland, Ohio, native Lt. Col. Todd R. Ratliff, 42, the BSTB commander, inspected the building, the pumps and the generators at the facility. “This was an assessment to verify information we were getting from...
  • Gasoline at $4 Coming to a Pump Near You

    04/22/2007 9:57:38 PM PDT · by jdm · 50 replies · 1,445+ views
    Bloomberg | April 23, 2007 | Joe Carroll
    Per FR excerpt policy, Bloomberg is link only.STORYIn the interest of being fair and balanced, there's also this:Oil Prices Fall Below $64 a Barrel
  • Priming the pump in Jurn

    09/07/2006 5:52:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 191+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Dennis Gravelle
    US Soldiers going over water operations. Department of Defense photo by Sgt Ashly Rice. JURN— Helping the Iraqi people rebuild an infrastructure devastated from years of neglect under Saddam Hussein is the challenge placed before U.S. military Civil Affairs units in Iraq. Restoring essential services and helping the Iraqi people meet their basic needs without having to rely on the Coalition is the ultimate goal of reconstruction efforts. As part of this overall mission, providing a clean and accessible water supply comes as another step towards the establishment of stable and sanitary living conditions for the people of Iraq. In...
  • Airport embarrassment could lead to jail(penis pump and a muslim wannabe terrorist)

    08/23/2006 12:01:23 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 76 replies · 3,414+ views
    UPI ^ | 08/23/2006 | UPI staff
    Airport embarrassment could lead to jail CHICAGO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A man who panicked out of embarrassment when asked about a suspicious object in his luggage at Chicago's O'Hare airport and said "bomb" could go to jail. Mardin Azad Amin made a preliminary appearance in court Wednesday, charged with felony disorderly conduct as a result of the Aug. 16 incident in which he was too embarrassed to tell airport screeners the suspicious object was part of a penis pump. Twice when asked to identify the grenade-shaped device on the X-ray screen, Amin replied "a bomb," the Chicago Sun-Times reported...
  • Out of obscurity step our best hope for bird-flu vaccine

    08/20/2006 9:35:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 344+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | August 13, 2006 | KITTA MacPHERSON AND ED SILVERMAN
    For years, the world's vaccine companies have labored in the shadows of the pharmaceutical industry, vilified by parent groups who claim childhood vaccines can cause neurological disorders like autism. Now, almost overnight, these same companies have been thrust to the forefront of a massive campaign to produce a vaccine against pandemic flu. Not since Jonas Salk's work to find a cure for polio in the 1950s have vaccine scientists been so squarely in the vanguard of medicine. The challenges are vast. The unanswered questions surrounding the influenza virus are profoundly difficult, the process for producing vaccines is slow and unwieldy,...
  • Judge Given 4 Years In Penis Pump Case (Comments Welcomed)

    08/18/2006 11:46:50 AM PDT · by RSmithOpt · 144 replies · 2,668+ views
    WRAL.COM ^ | UPDATED: 2:33 pm EDT August 18, 2006 | AP
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  • Time to Remove Barriers to Boosting Oil Refining Capacity

    07/31/2006 10:31:55 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 79 replies · 1,263+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 27, 2006 | Ben Lieberman
    Time to Remove Barriers to Boosting Oil Refining Capacity by Ben LiebermanPosted Jul 27, 2006The high price of oil is the main reason that the price of gasoline has nearly doubled over the last three years, but it is not the only reason. The cost of turning oil into gasoline has also risen, thanks in part to costly federal regulations on refinery operations and expansions. Many in Congress are aware of this problem, and the House recently passed the Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act (H.R. 5254) to address it. This very modest measure would streamline refinery-related regulations and would be...
  • Ex-Judge Convicted of Indecent Exposure (Drudge: "Penis Pump Judge Convicted")

    06/29/2006 10:04:39 PM PDT · by Paddlefish · 12 replies · 947+ views ^ | 6/29/06
    A Creek County jury late Thursday convicted a former judge who was accused of exposing himself by using a sexual device while he presided over court cases. The panel deliberated more than five hours before returning a guilty verdict against Donald Thompson on all four counts of indecent exposure. The jury had requested a dinner break around 6:30 p.m. and sent a note to the judge at 8:49 p.m. that a decision had been reached. Jurors recommended one year in prison and a $10,000 fine on each count against the judge, 59, who served more than 20 years on the...
  • Awkward moments abound in penis pump trial

    06/28/2006 12:23:40 PM PDT · by rface · 97 replies · 1,941+ views
    WRAL - AP ^ | Jun 28, 2:32 PM EDT | SHAUN SCHAFER
    BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) -- Former Judge Donald D. Thompson, a veteran of 23 years on the bench, is on trial on charges he used a penis pump on himself in the courtroom while sitting in judgment of others. Over the past few days, the jurors have watched a defense attorney and a prosecutor pantomime masturbation. A doctor has lectured on the lengths the defendant was willing to go to enhance his sexual performance. The white-handled sexual device sits before the jury box for hours at a time. Occasionally an attorney picks it up and squeezes the handle, demonstrating the "sh-sh"...
  • Iraqi Villagers Dedicate New Irrigation Pump

    01/28/2006 12:27:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 322+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | 1st BCT 4th ID
    U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Cross, battalion commander of 1st Special Troops Battalion, meets with local leaders from the village of Muzerfa, Iraq, Jan. 26, 2006, to dedicate a new water pump that provides water from the Tigris River for the village and irrigates the nearby farm fields. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Real Iraqi Villagers Dedicate New Irrigation Pump Following the dedication, U.S. soldiers and the villagers enjoyed a banquet and discussed issues. By 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division TAJI, Iraq, Jan. 27, 2006 —The village of Muzerfa dedicated a new irrigation pump Jan. 19,...
  • Judge used 'penis pump' during murder case

    09/28/2005 7:05:57 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 124 replies · 4,059+ views
    icWales network ^ | September 26, 2005 | Staff
    Judge used 'penis pump' during murder case Sep 26 2005 icWales   A US judge will go on trial today charged with three counts of indecent exposure after allegedly masturbating using a “penis pump” while presiding over a murder case.Witnesses claim they could hear the noise of the device coming from beneath the robes of Donald Thompson as he sat on the bench.The 58-year-old former district judge had served at Creek County Court, Oklahoma, where he was charged, for 22 years.The sex toy will be presented as evidence during the trial.The court has also permitted testimony that a second pump...
  • Gas prices and price gouging

    09/01/2005 9:12:07 AM PDT · by blueberry12 · 255 replies · 3,969+ views
    News from Pensacola | September 1, 2005 | "Blueberry12"
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, gas prices have soared at many locations. In Katrina's path of ruins, prices have risen almost a dollar overnight! Recently in Atalnta, one gas station was asking 5.36 for a gallon of regular unleaded! Premium was selling for more than 6 dollars a gallon!!! They did this, because GAS SHIPMENTS WERE DELAYED and a lot of people wanted gas. Had they sold a gallon for 2.70, they would have run out almost immediately. But because they raised the price, everyone who desperately needs gas will be able to buy a little. However, people...
  • High gas prices not deterring motorists

    08/16/2005 4:29:30 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 68 replies · 1,312+ views
    Soaring gasoline prices are getting a rise out of many U.S. motorists, but by and large they're not getting in the way of summer vacations, commuting habits or SUV sales. What if gasoline prices, which have risen to $2.55 a gallon, keep climbing? Diana Amaro, of Denver, said that if gas reached $3 a gallon, she'd consider taking the bus. Ray Sykora, of Yuba City, Calif., said pump prices would have to exceed $4 a gallon before he hopped on public transportation. No matter how much motorists shake their heads in disgust at record pump prices, fuel consumption isn't expected...
  • U.S. experts warn of risky silicone 'pump parties'

    07/02/2005 4:13:31 PM PDT · by Robert_Paulson2 · 11 replies · 787+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 7:06 a.m. July 2, 2005 | Marty Graham
    U.S. experts warn of risky silicone 'pump parties' SAN DIEGO – A dangerous underground of "pump parties" has sprung up around the country catering to transgender individuals seeking more feminine features through cheap – sometimes deadly – black-market silicone injections, experts say. Two San Diego transgender women were near death Friday after unlicensed practitioners injected them with liquid silicone at a "pump party" five days earlier, officials said. Police are searching for a Los Angeles-area woman suspected of injecting as many as a dozen people at two parties that day. None of those at the second party has contacted police....
  • Oil Price Backlash...When will it strike?

    03/20/2005 2:06:08 PM PST · by xzins · 46 replies · 751+ views
    There will be a backlash, I believe, about prices. While it will draw the attention of the media, and while many will try to exploit it, I believe it will be a popular disgust with high prices. It will influence people's political opinions. Conservatives who treasure their ties to families who prefer conservative moral values will discover that these families are not interested in economic theory....these families will see it simply as a quality of life issue. Will conservative politicians try to convince families of the shortage of refinery capacity and of speculators in the market, risking hard-earned gains with...
  • Petition filed to remove Judge Don Thompson from bench Creek County Sapulpa Oklahoma

    06/24/2004 7:08:35 PM PDT · by buffyt · 13 replies · 654+ views
    cnhi Capitol Bureau ^ | 6-24-2004 | By Jeff Packham
    Editors Note: This story contains graphic information of a sexual nature. HERE COME DA JUDGE! OKLAHOMA CITY (cnhi) -- A Creek County district judge was named in a petition for removal from office Wednesday after a complaint alleging sexual behavior while presiding over court hearings. The petition to remove District Judge Donald D. Thompson was turned over by the Council on Judicial Complaints to the Oklahoma attorney general's office. The petition was subsequently referred to the trial division of the Court of the Judiciary of the State of Oklahoma. Thompson is accused of using a genital pump while sitting on...
  • Here Comes The Judge

    06/24/2004 10:19:48 AM PDT · by Hawk44 · 112 replies · 899+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 06/24/2004 | Staff
    While seated on the bench, an Oklahoma judge used a male enhancement pump, shaved and oiled his nether region, and pleasured himself, state officials charged yesterday in a petition to remove the jurist. According to the below complaint filed by the Oklahoma Attorney General, Donald D. Thompson, 57, was caught in the act by a clerk, trial witnesses, and his longtime court reporter (these unsettling first-hand accounts will make you wonder what's going on under other black robes). Visitors to Thompson's Creek County courtroom reported hearing a "swooshing" sound coming from the bench, a noise the court reporter said "sounded...
  • DEMOCRAT P**** Pump judge's behavior worsened about four years ago. warning graphic

    06/27/2004 8:48:27 PM PDT · by buffyt · 118 replies · 2,406+ views
    TULSA WORLD ^ | 6-27-2004 | P.J. Lassek
    Former workers say the accused judge's behavior worsened about four years ago. The courtroom behavior of Creek County District Judge Donald Thompson - DEMOCRAT - took a disturbing turn about four years ago, three of his former employees claim. "He's not the same person that he once was," said his former minutes clerk, Dianna Horath Strickland, who began working with the judge in 1983. Dianna Horath Strickland (left) speaks to reporters as Lisa Foster (center) and Zelma Hindman listen. The three women testified before the Council on Judicial Complaints concerning the alleged improper sexual conduct of Creek County District Judge...
  • Record Gas Prices: Some Analysts Predict $3 A Gallon By Year's End

    03/02/2004 8:13:32 AM PST · by hardhead · 184 replies · 896+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | Mar 1, 2004 | Brent Hopkins
    Los Angeles gasoline prices hit a record $2.178 a gallon for regular on Monday -- up more than 50 cents since Jan. 1 -- and some analysts openly talked about it hitting the once-unthinkable mark of $3 a gallon, possibly by late this year. The Automobile Club of Southern California reported that the price of gas soared 40 cents in the past month, putting it more than 22 cents above price a year ago and 1.1 cents higher than the previous high of $2.167 on March 21, 2003.
  • Deer hunters pump $1.2 billion into economy

    12/07/2003 8:54:31 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 593+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | December 1, 2003 | Edward L. Cardenas
    <p>Neal Easterbrook considers himself lucky for the number of deer he brought back to his Shelby Township home and the time spent with family during this year's hunting season.</p> <p>Easterbrook, who went hunting with his brother and father in Michigan's Thumb, bagged a 7-point buck and two does during the 15-day firearm season that concluded Sunday.</p>
  • Doctors Promote Experimental Heart Pump

    08/19/2003 6:00:46 AM PDT · by ijcr · 3 replies · 262+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 18, 2003 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    HOUSTON (AP) -- Doctors at the Texas Heart Institute hope the success they've had with sending patients home after they received an experimental heart pump will result in a dependable alternative to transplants. Physicians at the institute, based at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, recently made their case for the benefits of the Jarvik 2000 heart pump with the help of Richard Brown, who received the device in April and was able to go home in June. He was one of the first heart pump patients in the country to be allowed to go home. "I feel like I'm a blessed...
  • We Don't Pump Our Own Gas in New Jersey

    01/25/2002 12:11:36 PM PST · by LoneGreenEyeshade · 199 replies · 1,076+ views
    unknown ^ | unknown | unknown
    New Jersey, Love It or Leave It---I left it but still love it. You know you are from Noo Jersey if: 1. You've been seriously injured at Action Park. 2. You don't think of citrus when people mention "The Oranges".. 3. You know that it's called Great Adventure, not Six Flags. . 4. You've ordered a hard roll with butter for breakfast. . 5. You've known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven. . 6. You've eaten at a diner at 3 a.m. . 7. You remember that the "Two Guys" were from Harrison. . 8. You know ...