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  • Chicago Tops Orkin Top 50 "Rattiest Cities List" for Third Time

    10/16/2017 2:19:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Orkin.com ^ | October 16, 2017
    Fall temperatures are on the way and so are the rodents. Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest Cities list today. For the third consecutive ranking, Chicago takes the top spot. The metro regions are ranked by the number of rodent treatments the company performed from September 15th, 2016 – September 15th, 2017. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments. 1. Chicago 2. New York 3. Los Angeles (+1) 4. San Francisco – Oakland (+1) 5. Washington, DC (-2) 6. Philadelphia (+1) 7. Detroit (+2) 8. Baltimore (-2) 9. Seattle – Tacoma 10. Dallas – Ft. Worth (+4) 11. Denver...
  • New York City's mayor pledges $750K to fight rats in parks

    09/29/2017 3:12:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 29, 2017
    New York City's mayor is doubling down on the war on rats, pledging three-quarters of a million dollars to fight the scourge. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) made the announcement Thursday at a park in the Upper West Side. Parents have complained that rats have taken over parks in the area, with some residents saying the animals have attempted to jump into their children's strollers. The mayor says his administration plans to replace wire trash cans with 29 solar compactors and four solid steel cans at eight playgrounds and parks. City officials say parks enforcement officers also will...
  • Found, giant rat that cracks open coconuts with its teeth: 18-inch long rodent [tr]

    09/27/2017 5:57:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 26, 2017 | Victoria Allen
    f you're scared of rats, you may want to look away now. For scientists have identified one of the largest species in the world – and it can crack open coconuts with its bare teeth. The giant rat – named Uromys vika – is a foot-and-a-half long and weighs up to two pounds. It nests up to 30ft high in trees in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. However only one has been found, and it died shortly after capture. The animal is more than four times the size of British black rats, which grow no more than ten...
  • 'It hurt': Clinton says Sanders dragged out nomination fight

    09/12/2017 9:41:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 12, 2017 | Dylan Stableford
    Hillary Clinton says Bernie Sanders’s reluctance to concede the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination before the party’s convention was disrespectful, hurtful and stood in stark contrast to the way she handled her primary loss to Barack Obama in 2008. “I had such a different experience in ’08,” Clinton said in an interview with the “Pod Save America” podcast that was posted on Tuesday. “Once it was over, it was over. And I quickly endorsed President Obama. I worked really hard to get him elected. I was still arguing with my supporters at the Denver convention, telling people, ‘Don’t be ridiculous. You’ve...
  • 'He is going to be the death of me': Huma Abedin broke down sobbing in front of Hillary....

    09/05/2017 10:32:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    'He is going to be the death of me': Huma Abedin broke down sobbing in front of Hillary Clinton after Anthony Weiner's underage sexts led to FBI probe of emails days before election Hillary Clinton reportedly reveals in her memoir that Huma Abedin broke down after emails found on husband Anthony Weiner's computer led to FBI probe 'This man is going to be the death of me!' a 'stricken' Abedin said to Clinton before 'bursting into tears' in front of her boss Weiner had his laptop seized by the FBI after DailyMail.com revealed that he had been sexting a 15-year-old...
  • New Clinton book blasts Sanders for 'lasting damage' in 2016 race

    09/05/2017 10:30:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/5/2017 | Dan Merica
    (CNN) — Hillary Clinton casts Bernie Sanders as an unrealistic over-promiser in her new book, according to excerpts posted by a group of Clinton supporters. She said that his attacks against her during the primary caused "lasting damage" and paved the way for "(Donald) Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign." Clinton, in a book that will be released September 12 entitled "What Happened," said Sanders "had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character" because the two Democrats "agreed on so much." The excerpts represent a small number of the roughly 500-page book in which Clinton reflects on her stunning loss to...
  • Parisians protest 'genocide' of rats as city battles rodent infestation

    09/04/2017 12:50:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 | David Chazan
    Parisians protest 'genocide' of rats as city battles rodent infestation By David Chazan, paris 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 • 6:11PM Thousands of Parisians have signed a petition denouncing efforts to control a rat infestation as a rodent “genocide.” The French capital is facing its worst rat crisis in decades, and rapid proliferation of the animals has forced several parks to close temporarily amid fears that children could be bitten or infected by disease. Paris authorities are spending £14 million this year on “deratisation”. But some residents have spoken out in defence of the creatures. Influenced perhaps by the loveable rat Remy...
  • Redford and Fonda keep sexual spark alive, 50 years on [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    09/01/2017 11:37:14 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 Sep 17 | Angus MACKINNON
    Half a century after they simmered with youthful sexuality in "Barefoot in the Park", screen legends Jane Fonda and Robert Redford have teamed up again in a tale of love and sex in later life. "He's a great kisser so it was fun to kiss him in my 20s and it was fun to kiss him against at almost 80," Fonda said Friday of her famously handsome co-star in "Our Souls at Night." The Netflix production had its premiere Friday at the Venice film festival, where the veteran stars were to be presented later with Golden Lions in recognition of...
  • Tucker Is Right: ‘Antifa’ IS The Militant Wing Of The Democrat Party (Pelosi wants their votes)

    08/30/2017 5:53:06 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 26 replies
    RedState ^ | August 29, 2017 | Teri Christoph
    One thing has become abundantly clear in the wake of Sunday’s violent ‘antifa’ rampage: the liberal Democrats who run Berkeley have happily let their town be occupied by an enemy state. Enemy state in that ‘antifa’ fascists are against all the freedoms that true Americans hold dear. The problem is that liberal Democrats don’t see ‘antifa’ as the enemy because ‘antifa’ has become the de facto militant wing of the Democrat party. Those be-masked cowards using their “Peace” and “Love” signs to beat others? They’re Nancy Pelosi’s henchmen and henchwoman (let’s not leave out those lovely ladies who happily cover...
  • Hillary Clinton: Live - tickets on sale now

    08/28/2017 10:16:23 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    Hillary Clinton: Live ^ | August 28, 2017
    "In the past, for reasons I can't explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was on a wire without a net. Now I'm letting my guard down." -Hillary Clinton
  • In New Book, Hillary Clinton Says ‘My Skin Crawled’ During Debate With Trump [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    08/23/2017 10:16:44 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 101 replies
    NBC News ^ | 23 Aug 17 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    In the first excerpts from Hillary Clinton's highly anticipated upcoming memoir, the former Democratic presidential candidate said her "skin crawled" during a debate with Donald Trump. In audio clips of Clinton reading from the book, "What Happened," which were first obtained by MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday, Clinton recounted her thoughts as she toyed with the idea of telling her Republican rival to "back up, you creep" as he stood behind her during the second presidential debate. "My skin crawled," Clinton said. "It was one of those moments where you wish you could hit pause and ask everyone watching 'well,...
  • Anti-Trump activist 'executed his Republican neighbor with two bullets to the head (t)

    08/15/2017 2:32:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 55 replies
    An anti-Trump activist has been accused of executing his neighbor who was a prominent Republican supporter. Clayton Carter allegedly shot George Jennings, both 51, twice in the head outside his home in Pennsylvania in the early hours of August 8. The men had already been arguing the previous night and police were called after Carter pulled a gun, but managed to diffuse the situation. Clayton Carter, 51, is accused of shooting neighbor George Jennings, also 51, twice in the head in Pennsylvania last week +3 Clayton Carter, 51 (left), is accused of shooting neighbor George Jennings, also 51 (right), twice...
  • Rat problem (seriously) [vanity]

    08/16/2017 6:24:37 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 122 replies
    08/16/2017 | self
    Neither a joke nor metaphor, I have a rat problem and seek learned wisdom from others who've combatted these cunning creatures. I have a lone rat (I believe) lurking somewhere in my house. Without regard to the accuracy of that statement or my seeming inability to find its lair, this smart SOB freed itself from a sticky trap and has been Ninja ever since, sometimes not taking my popcorn bait for days (there are NO other food sources other than our occasional lapse in leaving the dog's food out). Spring traps don't work; it's too smart. Or, to be more...
  • Is Salomon Melgen Ratting Out Sen. Robert Menendez?

    08/14/2017 3:45:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 13, 2017 | Peter Flaherty
    Menendez and Melgen in happier times Paul Mulshine of the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger, the hometown newspaper of Senator Robert Menendez, has penned a column titled, “Will the eye doctor see his way clear to singing on the senator?” It’s about what a judge did in Thursday in Florida. Dr. Salomon Melgen, Menendez’ co-defendant on bribery charges, was supposed to be sentenced for his conviction on separate charges of Medicare fraud. The judge agreed to delay sentencing until after the bribery trial, scheduled for September in New Jersey, suggesting that Melgen may be cooperating with prosecutors and will testify against...
  • Lawmaker Says Rats Are Jumping Into Strollers In Upper West Side Parks [video at link]

    08/09/2017 11:52:07 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 99 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | 9 Aug 2017 | John Montone
    Hungry rodents are apparently menacing parents, nannies and babies on the Upper West Side. There are about 2 million rats in New York City, and some have settled in Central Park and Riverside Park.
  • FBI Leaked Classified Flight Plan of AG Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton’s Tarmac Ambush

    08/07/2017 4:00:10 PM PDT · by ptsal · 67 replies
    True Pundit ^ | August 07, 2017 | Investigative Bureau
    **snip** full title-- EXCLUSIVE: FBI Leaked Classified Flight Plan of AG Loretta Lynch to Set Up Bill Clinton’s Tarmac AmbushFBI agents are pointing their collective finger at Bureau brass for leaking sensitive intelligence to Bill Clinton to set up and stalk former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport tarmac in June 2016.The question is who in the FBI breached and leaked the classified information to the Clintons? Was it fired former director James Comey? Deputy Director Andew McCabe? Or FBI General Counsel James Baker who is believed to be under investigation for leaks. McCabe’s wife...
  • Mo Dowd: "President Trump's Really Weak Week"

    07/30/2017 2:41:13 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 Jul 17 | Mo "Dumped" Dowd
    Donald Trump was promising to destroy a vile criminal cartel. Unfortunately, not his own. But one could be forgiven for mistaking the vicious tactics of the MS-13 gang, as described by the president in a Long Island speech on Friday, with those of the Trump White House. “They don’t like shooting people because it’s too quick, it’s too fast,” Trump said, adding: “They like to knife them and cut them, and let them die slowly because that way, it’s more painful, and they enjoy watching that much more. These are animals.” The president could have been describing his own sadistic...
  • Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski charged in political corruption case, says he won't step down

    07/25/2017 8:48:12 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 15 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 7/25/17 | Emily Opilo
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, who is running for a fourth term leading Pennsylvania’s third-largest city, has been charged in federal court in a pay-to-play scheme, his lawyer said. The charges were filed Tuesday but sealed, said Jack McMahon, Pawlowski’s attorney, adding that they will be made public Wednesday morning. It is the culmination of a lengthy investigation that came to light with an FBI raid on Allentown City Hall on July 2, 2015, and has since cast a pall over the city at a critical time in its revitalization.
  • Rosie O'Donnell sparks outrage with Trump-killing game

    07/19/2017 11:07:48 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies
    USA Today ^ | 18 Jul 17 | William Cummings
    <p>Actress Rosie O'Donnell certainly knows how to push conservatives' buttons. And now she is drawing their ire by pushing her own button: one that makes President Trump jump off a cliff.</p> <p>"Push Trump Off A Cliff Again," O'Donnell tweeted Saturday in an apparent play on Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan. The tweet links to a game in which the player can, as O'Donnell says, make the president jump off a cliff, again and again.</p>
  • Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president, Democrat donors say

    07/18/2017 2:38:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 142 replies
    Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president, Democrat donors say John Sexton Posted at 5:01 pm on July 18, 2017 Senator Kamala Harris is running for president. The Hill reports that’s the word coming from top donors who are excited about the possibility: The Bridgehampton event, where Harris mingled with top donors and supporters of Hillary Clinton, was the ultimate signal that Harris is “thinking much bigger” than the Senate, one top bundler said. “She’s running for president. Take it to the bank,” another fundraiser said. “She’s absolutely going to run.” Donors say Harris is giving them a glimmer of...