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  • Add me to Gods, Graves, Glyphs

    06/30/2013 7:23:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    SunkenCiv | Sunday, June 30, 2013 | SunkenCiv
    Besides logo testing, I'm going to use this topic to correct for a longstanding deficiency in the parsing of mail links (the perl code doesn't use all the passed parameters).
  • The Insiders: A special prosecutor in the IRS matter is inevitable (Obama went off-script?)

    05/22/2013 1:25:45 PM PDT · by ghost of nixon · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2013 | Post Partisan
    I'm pretty sure Obama un-wisely went off script and told a whopper of a lie when he claimed he first heard of the IRS scandal on May 10. This must have driven the west Wing crazy, knowing that they would now have to protect that lie with a series of implausible defenses.check out this excerpt from the Washington Post / Post Partisan column:
  • 'Tis My Bervday Today! (Vanity, duh!)

    04/23/2013 11:07:19 AM PDT · by Cyber Liberty · 149 replies
    I don't count | 4/23/13 | Came From The Air
    Well, here we are. I made it to 15 years today! I've been here so long I was *never* a nOOb! But I love to meet new folks that find FR daily, so come on in, the water's purple. If you're a troll I have some kitties I'd like you to meet.... Shockingly, I got up this morning and saw I had not been suspended by the Mods, which was the case on a few of my anniversaries. Don't know how I avoided it this year, but somehow I managed...didn't avoid it a couple days before Mrs. Liberty and I...
  • North Korea Missile Test Delayed By Windows 8, Kim Jong-Un To Declare War On Microsoft?

    04/13/2013 2:37:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 04/11/13
    North Korea Missile Test Delayed By Windows 8, Kim Jong-Un To Declare War On Microsoft? /snip The New Yorker is claiming the North Korea missile test was delayed by Windows 8 since previously their computers were running on Windows 95. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) says they are “working with Windows 8 support to resolve the issue” and the North Korea missile test has “been delayed indefinitely.” It’s said “Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un is furious about the Windows 8 problems” and may declare war on Microsoft. /snip
  • Md. unveils crash test dummy statue

    11/22/2012 7:42:26 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 21, 2012
    GLEN BURNIE, Md.- Maryland's Motor Vehicle Association has unveiled a 30-foot statue of a crash test dummy outside of its headquarters in Glen Burnie. John Kuo, administrator for the Motor Vehicle Association, said the bright yellow statue is meant to serve as a safety reminder for the state's motorists, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday. Kuo, who said both of his siblings were killed in a car crash when he was 12, said the 500 road-related deaths last year was a record low for the state. "Can you imagine, we only lost 500 people and that's a reason to be happy?"...
  • Whew!

    07/19/2012 1:19:48 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 18 replies
    19 JUL 2012 1333hrs cst | Dcbryan1
    Glad we are back!
  • Extraordinary Toroidal Vortices

    02/18/2012 4:32:57 PM PST · by gorush · 24 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2-12-10 | Evasius
    Extraordinary and beautiful examples of toroidal vortices produced by dolphins, beluga whales, humpback whales, volcanoes, hydrogen bombs, and man. A toroidal vortex, also called a vortex ring, is a region of rotating fluid moving through the same or different fluid where the flow pattern takes on a toroidal (doughnut) shape. The movement of the fluid is about the poloidal or circular axis of the doughnut, in a twisting vortex motion. Examples of this phenomenon are a smoke ring or a microburst. Vortex rings were first mathematically analysed by the German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz, in his paper of 1867 On...
  • I can't find an answer, what the hell is self-deportation?

    01/24/2012 5:19:57 AM PST · by jenk · 46 replies
    1/24/12 | jenk
    Mitt got laughed at last night! I cannot find what self-deportation could mean? Starving them out? Keeping a bad economy? What?
  • Levin loses live clearance in LA.

    12/22/2011 8:22:33 PM PST · by scott55 · 164 replies · 1+ views
    Mark Levin (aka: Groucho Marx) spends a lot of his air time bragging about his ratings, what he won't tell you is that his ratings in LA were really bad (he only does well on 50k clear channel watts stations, what an achievement...) so much so that KABC finally came to their senses and replaced Levin with a live local show leaving levin's show to be tape delayed. Levin won't tell you that , so i will.
  • Vasily Alexeev 1941 - 2011

    11/26/2011 1:14:27 PM PST · by kickonly88 · 3 replies
    Ironmind ^ | Nov. 26 2011 | Randall Strossen
    http://www.ironmind.com/ironmind/opencms/Articles/2011/Nov/Vasily_Alexeev_1942-2011.html
  • Occupy Wall St., Zuccotti Park being raided by NYPD LIVE thread

    11/14/2011 11:12:30 PM PST · by ResearchMonkey · 292 replies · 1+ views
    live stream #1 ^ | RomperRoomRebellion
    Zuccotti Park being raided by NYPD, LIVE!.Streets closed completely around the park being reported.Global Rev LIVEOccupyNYC LIVELate night entertainment.
  • Jodie Foster is bullish on 'The Beaver' ( Actual Headline )

    04/26/2011 1:15:32 PM PDT · by dragonblustar · 72 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | April 25, 2011 | Rebecca Keegan
    The two-time Oscar winner came away pleased with her latest directorial effort, which tested her loyalty to costar and friend Mel Gibson.
  • Palin and Supporters Busted - Alaska Offered to Pay Palin Legal Costs

    06/26/2010 9:37:58 AM PDT · by Bob J · 315 replies · 2+ views
    Independent Council Report | 6-26-10 | Bob J
    One of the most flogged excuses by both Palin and her supporters for her resignation as Governor of Alaska was that ethics complaints were "bankrupting" her. But the Independent Council Report issued in conjunction with the decision on her Legal Defense Fund says otherwise. Not only does it show the State of Alaska offered to make payments for her legal costs it shows that even bfore the election the Palin campaign was making alternate plans to not only get the McCain campaign to pay for them but to hit up the Rnc AND set up a legal defense fund. When...
  • 7 anti-Apple cliches that need to die

    05/31/2010 8:14:20 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 122 replies · 1,331+ views
    TUAW ^ | 29 May 2010 | Chris Rawson
    7 anti-Apple cliches that need to dieby Chris Rawson (RSS feed) on May 29th 2010 at 8:30PMPC vs. Mac flamewars are older than the web itself, but it seems like the more popular/successful Apple gets, the more heated the argument gets on both sides. Almost any debate about the relative merits of one platform or another is guaranteed to degenerate into an all-out shouting match. In the midst of all the fighting and name calling, the oddest thing happens: almost every time, you'll see a lot of the same points being raised by both sides again and again. Some of...
  • The Democrat Party has Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

    04/29/2010 4:36:25 AM PDT · by jenk · 9 replies · 244+ views
    Cleveland clinic ^ | 04/29/10 | me
    Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP) is a mental illness in which a person acts as if an individual he or she is "caring for" has a physical or mental illness when the person is not really sick.People with MSP have an inner need for the other person to be seen as ill or injured. People with MSP are even willing to have the patient undergo painful or risky tests and operations in order to get the sympathy and special attention given to people who are truly ill and their families. Factitious disorders are considered mental illnesses because they are associated...
  • Again, slumlords are Overlooked!

    04/28/2010 10:25:47 PM PDT · by PizzaDriver · 4 replies · 239+ views
    04/28/2010 | self
    Once again, the "border jumper issue" writers are IGNORING the Slumlords. The Media & "team Pelosi/Reid/Obama want to ignore the Fact that "illegals" ARE moving into our Slums. The Slumlords, that Welcome and prey on "Wetbacks", aren't Freepers or Republicans.
  • Do not push the red button

    03/20/2010 1:48:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies · 1,326+ views
    www.i-am-bored.com ^ | March 20, 2010
    Do not push the red button
  • What if "Birthers" were "Age-ers"?

    02/21/2010 6:47:28 AM PST · by kyright · 90 replies · 1,745+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | February 19, 2010 | Sally Vendée
    Everyone knows, or should by now with all of the “birther” hullabaloo, Article II of the Constitution and its three requirements for the Commander-in-Chief: He must be a “natural born Citizen,” at least thirty-five years old, and have resided for at least fourteen years within the United States. Most Americans, according to the media, accept Obama’s alleged place of birth as Hawaii and his US citizenship. Many, though, especially in “tea party” circles, express frustration with his seeming lack of “transparency,” want to see more than the short-form birth certificate posted on the internet, and ask questions like: “Where do...
  • Separated at Birth?

    01/17/2010 8:54:52 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 38 replies · 1,356+ views
    self ^ | 011710 | tih
  • Testing...........

    10/29/2009 5:08:16 PM PDT · by grandeez · 107 replies · 2,677+ views
    If this works, I finally figured it out). I am so not good with computers.
  • Trying to find the name of that ivy grad level test so many took on FR and did better so good with.

    07/15/2009 8:27:38 PM PDT · by JSteff · 27 replies · 2,532+ views
    unknown | ? | Do not remember.
    Many took it on FR and did very good on the test. Trying to find it. Can anyone remember?
  • Tea Party USA

    02/24/2009 9:05:43 PM PST · by fishfree · 624+ views
    CATFOS AND 95.0 WALT AND JOHNSON IN HOUSTON | FEB, 25 2009 | CATFISH
    Hello, America! Well, BHO is up his usual nonsense. I just finished watching his address to Congress. I did not see the first part of it; I was cleaning my guns (no, really!). The last 45 minutes was quite enlightening, though. First of all, I propose we bestow BHO with title of "Great Communicator". Even I began to believe what he was saying (not really!). He is certainly eloquent. I can see why people fawn all over him. No real substance, but it's presented in an idiot-friendly way. I did take away a few things from his speech. He is...
  • How do I get rid of the state announcements?

    02/17/2009 11:06:18 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 27 replies · 1,989+ views
    The state chit-chat new messages just started showing up again on my pings page... and I can't figure out how to get rid of it/them. There's a link that says it's removing me from these notifications... but it doesn't.... they're still there!
  • Final count leaves Israel with election headache (Jordan)

    02/12/2009 3:55:09 PM PST · by tessalu · 1 replies · 861+ views
    Jordan Times ^ | Feb 13, 2009 | Staff
    OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Final results of Israel's parliamentary election confirmed on Thursday that the centrist party of Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni won the contest by a single seat over right-winger Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud. The end count did nothing to change the confusing political picture that emerged on Tuesday night, or resolve a potentially paralysing dispute between the two main parties over who should rightfully head the next government. Former premier Netanyahu was unlikely to drop the claim he has made since Tuesday's vote that he, not Livni, should be given the first chance to form a coalition government, because...
  • Senator Jim Webb on redistribution of wealth (VA voters - don't forget this)

    02/10/2009 8:23:22 AM PST · by matginzac · 25 replies · 2,275+ views
    Wm and Mary | Feb 7 | Socialist Webb
    U.S. Senator (D-Va.) Jim Webb gave the keynote address at the College's Charter Day ceremony on Feb. 7. The following are his remarks. - Ed. President Reveley, Chancellor O'Connor, Rector Powell, Members of the Board of Visitors, Faculty and students-and I am greatly impressed by the quality of the students that have received awards and the faculty that have received awards today. Ladies and Gentlemen, it is an honor to participate in this ceremony today to receive this degree from your university, and I would say it's a great honor to stand here with Mr. Lowry and also in his...
  • So the dirty tactics byb homosexuals start here in Florida

    10/06/2008 6:05:20 AM PDT · by manc · 8 replies · 1,599+ views
    mike
    So there I am driving though St Johns county and what do I see. Yes signs posted at major intersections saying Protect our families vote no on two. Then another sign next to them saying Jesus doesn't discriminate. I bet those people who posted them have no idea about Jesus. They tried all the dirty tactics to stop the question getting on the ballot and now they are trying to trick people How sad , notice how they did not mention the words gay or homosexuals family
  • Vanity Earthquake (gut feeling) Oregon Coast

    09/12/2008 2:11:26 AM PDT · by Global2010 · 14 replies · 2,551+ views
    9-12-08
    9-12-08 watch for 48 hrs. 196 miles of the Oregon Coast 6.1 Gut feeling a plate needs to slip under the Cascadia.
  • [testing]

    07/05/2008 8:32:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 97 replies · 2,502+ views
    [testing]
  • Test for same thread name

    04/30/2007 12:42:00 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 26 replies · 1,939+ views
    Title is the same, body of thread is different.
  • Test for same thread name

    04/30/2007 12:35:11 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 2 replies · 1,219+ views
    Save your replies because another thread exactly like this one is coming in just a minute.
  • Woman allegedly lived with dead roommate

    03/08/2007 8:20:03 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 18 replies · 2,198+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Thu Mar 8, 5:29 PM ET
    Woman allegedly lived with dead roommate Thu Mar 8, 5:29 PM ET CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A 28-year-old woman may have kept the body of her roommate in their apartment for up to three weeks, police said. An anonymous caller told police in Wayne County's Canton Township on Tuesday night that the woman was living in the apartment with her dead roommate. "Our detectives knocked at the door and the woman opened it and there is that odor, and you know right away what it is," Detective Rick Pomorski told The Detroit News. The body of the woman, believed to...
  • How do I change my signature????

    11/25/2006 6:12:35 PM PST · by The Drowning Witch · 43 replies · 3,258+ views
    a little help please???
  • Philosopher seeks truth in sequel to "On Bull****"

    11/13/2006 6:41:56 AM PST · by 300magnum · 1 replies · 1,058+ views
    Reuters ^ | Bernd Debusmann
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bullshit sells but can truth do as well? First there was "On Bullshit," a slim philosophical treatise whose phenomenal success took the publishing industry by surprise. Then came a succession of books with the word "bullshit" in the title. And now there is "On Truth," a sequel to "On Bullshit" that its author, Princeton University philosophy professor Harry Frankfurt says is meant to plug an analytical gap in his first book -- why does truth matter? In the introduction to "On Truth," Frankfurt revisits his premise that "bullshitters ... are fakers and phonies who are attempting by...
  • [Vanity] Automotive Ping List

    10/24/2006 9:04:02 AM PDT · by sully777 · 16 replies · 2,056+ views
    10-24-06 | Sully777
    Automotive Ping List· Automotive Ping List · join list or !!!Ping!!!
  • Woman accused putting drugs in burrito

    10/11/2006 6:39:01 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 10 replies · 1,776+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Wed Oct 11, 5:37 PM ET
    Woman accused putting drugs in burrito Wed Oct 11, 5:37 PM ET SANTA FE, N.M. - A woman who brought a burrito to a friend in jail has been accused of using the burrito to try to smuggle in heroin. Rosemary Gonzales, 42, is charged with bringing contraband into a place of imprisonment. Bond was set at $5,000. Corrections officers found a hypodermic needle inside the burrito that Gonzales brought Tuesday to a female inmate at the Rio Arriba County jail, according to a report filed in Rio Arriba County Magistrate Court. Officers rinsed off the needle and discovered a...
  • Police: Camera catches prosecutor naked

    10/10/2006 6:00:38 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 50 replies · 4,073+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Tue Oct 10, 5:10 PM ET
    Police: Camera catches prosecutor naked Tue Oct 10, 5:10 PM ET HAMILTON, Ohio - A security camera caught a city prosecutor walking around naked in a government building after business hours, authorities said. Scott Blauvelt, 35, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of public indecency. He was released from the Butler County jail and is awaiting a hearing in Hamilton Municipal Court, where he usually works, sheriff's Maj. Anthony Dwyer said. A guard monitoring a security camera spotted a nude man investigators identified as Blauvelt in a building that houses county offices Thursday night, Dwyer said. The night...
  • Google buys garage where empire began

    10/01/2006 7:32:34 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 4 replies · 1,426+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 10/1/06 | MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    Google buys garage where empire began By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writer 34 minutes ago SAN FRANCISCO - Internet search leader Google Inc. has added a landmark to its rapidly expanding empire — the Silicon Valley home where co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin rented a garage eight years ago as they set out to change the world. The Mountain View-based company bought the 1,900-square-foot home in nearby Menlo Park from one of its own employees, Susan Wojcicki, who had agreed to lease her garage for $1,700 per month because she wanted some help paying the mortgage. Wojcicki, now Google's...
  • Dead llama mystifies Oakland officials

    09/28/2006 3:05:06 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 21 replies · 2,463+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Wed Sep 27, 9:54 PM ET
    Dead llama mystifies Oakland officials Wed Sep 27, 9:54 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. - A dead llama found in the streets has left city officials wondering how the South American animal ended up abandoned in an urban area. At first, East Oakland residents assumed the 400-pound animal with black and white spots was a horse and called the city's animal control department to report the find. "At first it looked like a horse — all we saw was a head sticking out from a tarp," said Andrew Gordon, with Oakland's Animal Control Field Services. "But I looked at it closely,...
  • Maggie the sea lion paints for fish

    09/27/2006 6:21:47 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 7 replies · 1,692+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Wed Sep 27, 6:02 PM ET
    Maggie the sea lion paints for fish Wed Sep 27, 6:02 PM ET PITTSBURGH - Some artists suffer for their work. Maggie, an 11-year-old sea lion at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, gets to eat dead fish for hers. Kesha Phares, a zoo trainer, has been teaching the animal to paint since last year. "It's, in a way, enriching," Phares told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for Wednesday's editions. "Sea lions are very smart animals, and painting keeps their minds active." It took three months to get the animal to hold a paint brush and touch the bristles to paper. Phares...
  • Killer teddy bear leaves 2,500 fish dead

    09/25/2006 11:54:37 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 20 replies · 2,614+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 9/25/06
    Killer teddy bear leaves 2,500 fish dead 1 hour, 14 minutes ago MILFORD, N.H. - A teddy bear has been implicated in 2,500 deaths. Of trout, that is. State officials say a teddy bear dropped into a pool at a Fish and Game Department hatchery earlier this month clogged a drain. The clog blocked the flow of oxygen to the pool and suffocated the fish. Hatcheries supervisor Robert Fawcett said the bear — who was dressed in yellow raincoat and hat — is believed to be the first stuffed bear to cause fatalities at the facility. "We've had pipes get...
  • IPod mom to plead case to Judge Judy

    09/23/2006 7:40:07 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 6 replies · 1,970+ views
    SunTimes ^ | 9/23/06 | DAN ROZEK
    IPod mom to plead case to Judge Judy September 23, 2006 BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter A suburban legal brawl over a missing iPod looks like it's going to be settled on national TV. An Aurora mom who filed a $335 small claims lawsuit after her 14-year-old daughter's iPod Nano vanished said Friday she's received notice that TV's "Judge Judy" wants to take the case. Melanie McCarthy said she's been told to fly to Los Angeles to present her case during an Oct. 5 taping of the nationally syndicated courtroom program, hosted by retired Judge Judith Sheindlin. "I'm very confident,"...
  • Man's lost gnome attends Steelers game

    09/22/2006 10:02:43 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 22 replies · 2,461+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Thu Sep 21, 4:34 PM ET
    Man's lost gnome attends Steelers game Thu Sep 21, 4:34 PM ET MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Allen Snyder's garden gnome is apparently out of jail and now traveling the country. The 14-inch tall red-and-white statue disappeared from Snyder's Morgantown yard in the spring, and Snyder has since received three letters claiming to have been written by "Gnomey." The latest letter, which Snyder received this week, included photos of the gnome in the company of Steelers fans attending Pittsburgh's football home opener. "You never took me to any games," the note said. The letter ended: "Have to go now. Boarding a plane....
  • They're Farkin' on poor Tony Snow

    09/19/2006 8:46:10 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 27 replies · 2,776+ views
    Fark.com ^ | 9/19/06
    A few of these Photoshopped parodies are funny; most are lame; some are in downright bad taste. One of the better ones.
  • German art student poses as terracotta warrior, confounds police

    09/17/2006 3:39:01 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 19 replies · 3,680+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 9/17/06
    German art student poses as terracotta warrior, confounds police 1 hour, 26 minutes ago BEIJING (AFP) - A German art student hoodwinked police in northern China's famed terracotta warrior museum by disguising himself as a clay soldier among a forest of ancient statues, state media said. Pablo Wendel jumped into an archaeological pit showcasing several thousand terracotta soldiers, found a spot to stand and frustrated police who had difficulty finding him amid the 2,200-year-old warriors, Xinhua news agency said. After finally locating the art student, Wendel refused to budge and police at the museum near China's ancient capital of Xian...
  • Man sets sights on eye-popping record

    09/17/2006 7:14:44 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 26 replies · 2,417+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Sun Sep 17, 7:08 AM ET
    Man sets sights on eye-popping record Sun Sep 17, 7:08 AM ET RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Claudio Paulo Pinto is looking to break an eye-popping record. Literally. Pinto can pop his eyeballs out of their sockets at least 7 millimeters (0.3 inches), a national record for eye-popping according to RankBrasil, an organization modeled after the Guinness Book of World Records that lists Brazilian records. A former driver, Pinto got a job scaring visitors in a commercial haunted house in Belo Horizonte, 210 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. But he recently was laid off, and now he seeks international...
  • YouTube: "How to Shut Up a Republican / Right Winger" (pffft)

    09/17/2006 12:34:19 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 13 replies · 1,266+ views
    How to Shut Up a Republican / Right Winger 0:1:45 of your life will be wasted trying to make sense of this. Oh, like you had something better to do anyway.
  • Top 5 Strangest iPod Cases

    09/16/2006 8:03:13 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 11 replies · 3,570+ views
    techeblog ^ | 9/16/06
    Top 5 Strangest iPod Cases Our editors have compiled a list of the five strangest iPod cases for your enjoyment. If we happened to miss any, please leave us a comment. Which ones are your favorites? “Continue Reading” for the full list. Honorable Mention - Ultimate iPod Case If you’re looking for the ultimate iPod case, then check out this one. It features slots for just about every iPod produced– including the U2 special edition, two Nanos, and even a pair of DJ headphones. “The only ones i’m missing is the 1G (back in 2001, in my oppinion 5GB was...
  • Motorcycle airbags part of safety trend

    09/14/2006 12:45:28 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 46 replies · 3,214+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 9/14/06 | James Hannah
    Motorcycle airbags part of safety trend By JAMES HANNAH, Associated Press Writer Thu Sep 14, 12:24 PM ET MARYSVILLE, Ohio - Jeaneen Parsons' husband steered their motorcycle to the ground seven years ago to avoid hitting a passenger whose cycle went down on a twisting mountain road in Kentucky. The couple emerged from the accident with a few road burns and frazzled nerves. The passenger's leg was shattered. Marifran Mattson lost part of her left leg when the motorcycle she was on was struck by a semitrailer in 2004 near Crawfordsville, Ind. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was seriously injured...
  • Finland's sexiest man is its prime minister, says French president

    09/10/2006 4:31:38 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 17 replies · 2,620+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Sun Sep 10, 12:58 PM ET
    Finland's sexiest man is its prime minister, says French president Sun Sep 10, 12:58 PM ET HELSINKI (AFP) - Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen is the sexiest man in Finland, French President Jacques Chirac said in off-the-cuff remarks recorded by television crews at a Europe-Asia summit in Helsinki. "Let me introduce you to the sexiest man in Finland," Chirac joked to Spain's prime minister when he spotted the 51-year-old Vanhanen entering a meeting room. "You can believe it because it's in all the papers, it's in the press." Spain's Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero smiled at the remark Sunday. Last year Chirac...
  • Woman found guilty in dead puppy attack

    09/07/2006 2:50:00 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 22 replies · 1,346+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Wed Sep 6, 10:18 PM ET
    Woman found guilty in dead puppy attack Wed Sep 6, 10:18 PM ET ST. LOUIS - A woman accused of pummeling a dog breeder over the head with a dead Chihuahua puppy was found guilty Wednesday of misdemeanor assault and trespassing. Lisa Hopfer, 34, faces up to 18 months in jail and a $1,500 fine. The trial featured X-rays and pictures of the dead dog, and testimony from Linda Hulsey, who said Hopfer assaulted her at least 30 times on June 7 with the corpse of the Chihuahua she sold to Hopfer. Hopfer told police that after buying the puppy...