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  • Panel Says Global Warming Risks Sudden, Deep Changes

    12/03/2013 5:46:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 3, 2013 | By JUSTIN GILLIS
    Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of immense dead zones in the ocean. “The reality is that the climate is changing,” said James W. C. Wanker, a paleoclimatologist at the University of Colorado Boulder who headed the committee on abrupt impacts of climate change. “It’s going to continue to happen, and it’s going to be part of everyday life for centuries to come...
  • Inept techies and sneaky insurers are the bane of Obamacare

    10/31/2013 7:53:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 31, 2013 | By David Horsey-Wanker
    ... Obama did not lie, but neither did he acknowledge the possibility that insurance companies might pull out the rug from under their own satisfied policyholders. Liberal criticism of the healthcare law as it was being written in 2009 centered on the fact that it left insurance companies as the powerful middlemen at the center of healthcare delivery in the United States. Obama and the authors of the law rejected the liberal critique because they saw no way to win passage of healthcare reform unless they could turn the insurance lobby into an ally, instead of an adversary. Obama made...
  • Where did Piers Morgan come from anyways?

    02/02/2013 3:49:25 AM PST · by plsjr · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | January 26th, 2013 | 911Infidel
    "Morgan’s rudeness to pro-gun guests, dismissive attitude to the U.S. Constitution and the Bible, and generally anti-conservative tone have led his detractors to call him a liberal. The fact that he’s British has added an element of B-movie villainy, as if Morgan were a haughty redcoat general intent on personally confiscating Americans’ guns. But while he may walk the liberal walk and talk the liberal talk, Morgan is no liberal; he has no discernible political philosophy. He’s an unprincipled, relentlessly self-promoting opportunist, a disgraced tabloid hack who doesn’t care whom he offends or how foolish he looks as long as...
  • If Sandy doesn't destroy Obama's climate cowardice, what will?

    11/02/2012 7:37:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | November 2, 2012 | by Damian Carrington
    The post-superstorm endorsement of Barack Obama by NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg as "a president that can lead on climate change" could be globally significant. Could the backing of Barack Obama by the mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg be "the most important news story of all time"? Was the "Frankenstorm" Sandy the disaster some, including David Attenborough this week, believed was unfortunately necessary to wake the US and the world from its slumber over global warming? It has certainly resurrected the issue in the US, as my colleague there Suzanne Goldenberg reports, and has broken the extraordinary climate silence...
  • US Women Stage Hunger Strike In Pakistan Over Drone Strikes (Code Pink)

    10/04/2012 10:44:43 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-3-2012 | Jon Boone, The Guardian
    US Women Stage Hunger Strike In Pakistan Over Drone Strikes (Code Pink) Jon Boone, The GuardianOct. 3, 2012, 10:01 AMNot content with a planned march into one of Pakistan's most dangerous regions, a group of middle-aged American women are considering mounting a hunger strike outside the US embassy in Islamabad as part a campaign against CIA drone attacks in the country. Thirty-five activists from Code Pink, a US anti-war group, have gathered in the Pakistani capital this week as they prepare for an unprecedented march and political rally in South Waziristan, one of the semi-autonomous tribal areas on the Afghan...
  • Rachel Corrie - Peace Activist, Israel Whitewash Or Islamic Jihad Propaganda Tool?

    09/03/2012 8:25:11 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 1, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Rachel Corrie - Peace Activist, Israel Whitewash Or Islamic Jihad Propaganda Tool? (photo of ISM members carrying automatic weapons) "Peace activists" do not carry automatic weapons. By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- September 1, 2012 ... Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Israel News Agency. Whether from Hamas, the PA or an Israeli living in Sderot, we would all agree on one thing - the death of Rachel Corrie was tragic. Where we disagree is that a free and democratic court in Haifa, Israel believes that this accident never...
  • Democrat Introduces Bill Banning Masturbation (Oklahoma)

    02/14/2012 9:36:42 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 08, 2012 | Michael Allen
    Oklahoma’s proposed anti-abortion Senate Bill 1433 states a fetus “at every stage of development (has) all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of this state.” In response, pro-choice Oklahoma State Senator Constance Johnson introduced an amendment......
  • Exclusive: Fallen Angel Plunges From Tree-Perch Ending Eight-Day People's Park Protest

    09/09/2011 3:48:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 54 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 9/7/11 | Ted Friedman
    <p>First she was buoyantly up in a "dangerous" People's Park tree protesting "Everything," but now she's at Highland Hospital with a broken back, ending an eight-day protest which was a protest-in-progress.</p> <p>Her last fall from the tree was her second. She fell in her second day in the tree and was caught in the arms of a friend before she hit the ground. "Moon Shadow," who was first up, last Monday, reportedly took a plunge when—out on a limb—he helped attach a protest banner.</p>
  • Iran sentences 2 American men to 8 years in jail (Berkeley Peace Studies Graduates)

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's state TV is reporting that two American men already held for two years in Tehran have been sentenced to 8 years in jail each on charges of espionage and illegal entry. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have been held since July 2009 after being taken into custody on the Iran-Iraq border. The station's website says Bauer and Fattal, who are both 28, have been sentenced to three years each for illegal entry into Iran and five years each for spying for the United States. It's not clear if that includes time served. They have 20 days...
  • Weiner comes clean: 'I did send dirty pictures to six women and then I lied about. I apologize,

    06/06/2011 4:14:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/6/11 | Staff
    Congressman Anthony Weiner today sensationally admitted he had exchanged a series of photos and messages of an explicit nature with at least six women. In a shocking confession, the shamed politician was close to tears as he broke down and told reporters he had lied about sending explicit pictures in a bid to protect his wife and family. But despite the humiliating apology, the Congressman repeatedly refused to resign. In an extraordinary press conference in Manhattan this afternoon, Mr Weiner said: 'I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt some of the people I care about most.
  • Tehran Conference Honors Rachel Corrie

    03/14/2011 4:30:40 PM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    MEMRI Blog ^ | March 13, 2011 | staff
    Iranian Press TV reports that a conference is to be held in Tehran today, March 14, to mark the anniversary of the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie. The conference is titled "Which rights, which human, which American?" The report quotes Mehdi Foroutan, the director of the Enqelab Eslami (Islamic Revolution) Cultural Center, as saying that the conference will include representatives from 30 NGOs who are gathering "to condemn the inhumane killing of the American peace activist at the hands of the Israeli regime."
  • Ritter's Sex Charges From 2001 Unsealed

    12/28/2010 11:49:06 AM PST · by Dahoser · 128 replies · 180+ views
    Times Union (Albany NY ) ^ | 12/27/2010 | Brendan J. Lyons
    William Scott Ritter Jr., a former United Nations weapons inspector who gained renown for his criticism of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, contends his online sexual encounters with teenage girls were only fantasy. Nearly two years ago, Ritter, of Delmar, watched his computer screen reveal that an anonymous person who had been exchanging sexually charged messages with him for 80 minutes was not a 15-year-old girl. It was a cop from a small town in northeast Pennsylvania, alone in his station house and trolling the Internet for suspected child predators. Ryan Venneman, a detective for the Barrett Township...
  • Facts are in short supply, Politicians latching onto Islamic center fracas

    08/22/2010 6:55:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 22, 2010 | Stephan Salisbury
    The first thing that must be said about the mosque at ground zero is that it is not just a mosque, and it is not at ground zero. Facts matter, and they seem to be in short supply in this ugly fight. And why should the construction of a house of worship in America become a full-blown national controversy? Here we come to the key fallacy driving these fights - the "big lie," to use Hitler's term for a falsehood so preposterous that it goes unchallenged. In this instance, the lie is that Muslims attacked America in the name of...
  • Manatee

    03/19/2010 5:26:43 PM PDT · by mnehring · 75 replies · 1,934+ views
    Just a Manatee
  • VANITY

    03/19/2010 5:24:08 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 66 replies · 1,402+ views
    Just a vanity.
  • Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death

    03/10/2010 6:29:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies · 1,922+ views
    CNN.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | By Paula Hancocks
    Jerusalem (CNN) -- A 23-year-old American activist stands in front of an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza. The bulldozer drives over her, crushing her to death. These are the facts. Rachel Corrie, along with colleagues from the International Solidarity Movement, was trying to prevent Israel from bulldozing homes in Rafah, close to the Egyptian border. Her activism cost her her life in March 2003. A colleague said at the time, "Many times the bulldozer came up to us and buried us with dirt, but they always stopped." Corrie's parents want to know the truth about their daughter's death, whether the killing...
  • Family of US activist killed by bulldozer to sue Israel

    02/24/2010 6:10:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies · 1,053+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 24, 2010
    The family of US activist Rachel Corrie, run over by an Israeli bulldozer during a demonstration in Gaza in 2003, will sue the Jewish state over her death, their lawyer said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old killed at the height of the 2000 Palestinian intifada, or uprising, became an symbol of foreign support for the Palestinian cause and the subject of a 2005 play based on her emails and diary. "The state should take responsibility for the death of Rachel Corrie. We believe her killing was done intentionally or at least out of negligence and wrongdoing," Hussein Abu Hussein, the family's...
  • Israel closes probe of shooting of US protester

    02/01/2010 7:38:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies · 512+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 1, 2010 | Joseph Krauss
    Israel has decided not to press charges against police involved in firing a tear gas canister that left a US protester severely brain damaged, the justice ministry said on Monday. Tristan Anderson, a 39-year-old activist from California, was shot in the head in the West Bank town of Nilin on March 13, 2009 during a protest against Israel's controversial separation barrier. He can only communicate with basic sounds after being in a coma for months and undergoing several brain surgeries at a Tel Aviv hospital, according to Jonathan Pollak, a friend and fellow activist who has visited him recently.
  • CNN: Blame game won't stop terrorism

    01/03/2010 8:31:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 648+ views
    CNN.com ^ | January 3, 2010 | By Julian E. Zelizer
    (CNN) -- Almost as soon as the botched Christmas airplane bombing hit the airwaves, the politics of national security reared its head. Many Republicans quickly attacked President Obama for being responsible for the fact that Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab was able to walk onto an airplane with dangerous explosives despite the fact that the government had received warnings about him. They argued that the failure proved the White House was weak on terrorism. We must make certain that the government sets up some kind of independent review to better understand what went wrong. Nothing should be excluded from consideration, from the...
  • "Socialism" and Sham in the Senate, A Commentary By Joe Conason [auto barf]

    10/01/2009 7:37:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies · 350+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | October 1, 2009 | Joe Communism
    Listening closely to the politicians with the most clout in the debate over health care, it is startling to discover how little they actually seem to know about the subject. Ignorance rules, even among the bipartisan group of senators known as the "Gang of Six," who supposedly have immersed themselves in the details of this life-and-death issue for many months. If they understood even the most basic facts about how the United States and other advanced countries provide and finance medical care, they simply could not utter the stupid comments that regularly emanate from their lips. Can they really be...
  • Outrage at Corrie film in San Fransico

    07/31/2009 9:07:59 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 40 replies · 5,187+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Updated Jul 31, 2009 14:59 | ABI GOODMAN
    Emotions ran high at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival over the showing of Rachel, a film that looks at the International Solidarity Movement activist Rachel Corrie and her death in Gaza in March 2003. The controversy had been brewing for some time, concerning both the showing of the film and the invitation to Rachel's mother, Cindy Corrie, to speak at the festival. In the wake of protests against the showing of the film last Saturday, Peter Stein, the festival's executive director, invited Dr. Mike Harris, one of the leaders of the local Stand With Us chapter, to speak in...
  • After Cheney, Biden well on his way to 'restoring' vice presidency [BARF]

    07/28/2009 7:00:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies · 1,850+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 28, 2009 | By Jules Witcover-Wanker
    Six months ago, embarking on the vice presidency, Joe Biden listed among his top priorities "restoring" the office to its proper constitutional role in the wake of the eight-year tenure of predecessor Dick Cheney. It's early to attempt a reliable assessment of his achievement of that goal. But at the half-year mark, he has from all appearances made a good start, if only because nobody is suggesting, as often was the case with Mr. Cheney, that Mr. Biden is really running the country. Nor has there has been talk of the vice president stealthily at work from an "undisclosed location,"...
  • How Jim DeMint did Obama a favor (Huh? Alert)

    07/21/2009 3:35:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies · 907+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 21, 2009 | By Linda Feldmann-Wanker
    The senator said healthcare would be Obama's 'Waterloo' – if Obama lost, it would break him. Now, Obama is using the comment as an example of crass Beltway obstructionism. Washington - “If we’re able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.” When Jim DeMint uttered those words late last week, he did the president a favor. In one memorable line, the Republican senator from South Carolina turned the healthcare debate into a personal battle against President Obama. Suddenly, Mr. Obama has a foil. “The Party of No” – the Democrats’ name for Republicans...
  • Gaza aid boat intercepted (Cynthia McKinney on board!)

    06/30/2009 7:39:42 AM PDT · by kress · 51 replies · 2,128+ views
    YnetNews ^ | June 30, 2009 | Ali Waked, Anat Shalev
    Small ferry carrying medical supplies that set sail from Cyprus Monday with 21 peace activists, medical supplies intercepted off Strip's shore; passengers say army jammed boat's radio signals. At around noon Tuesday the Israeli Navy intercepted and took control of a boat that had set sail for the Gaza Strip with three tons of medical supplies, Palestinian sources said, adding that the Navy jammed the boat's radio signals. The IDF Spokesperson's Office confirmed the report. Israeli military sources said there was no violence after the small ferry, sailing from Cyprus with activists from the US-based Free Gaza Movement, was intercepted...
  • Frank Rich: Who Is to Blame for the Next Attack?

    05/31/2009 6:41:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies · 1,666+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 30, 2009 | Frank Rich
    The Beltway antics that greeted the great Cheney-Obama torture debate were an unsettling return to the post-9/11 dynamic that landed America in Iraq. Once again Cheney and his cohort were using lies and fear to try to gain political advantage — this time to rewrite history and escape accountability for the failed Bush presidency rather than to drum up a new war. The harrowing truth remains unchanged from what it was before Cheney emerged from his bunker to set Washington atwitter. The Bush administration did not make us safer either before or after 9/11. Obama is not making us less...
  • AGW Ignorance Depresses Prince Charles

    03/22/2009 5:41:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 35 replies · 948+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 22, 2009 | Larrey Anderson
    Last week Prince Charles said that our current financial crisis was “nothing ” compared to the horrors of global warming. This week he says it is “depressing” that his ravings about climate change have not been heeded. Prince Charles is flying around South America in a private jet and giving speeches about being depressed about global warming. Yes he is. Really. This from Agence France-Presse: Prince Charles said he finds it "depressing" that his frequent warnings over climate change have not been heeded. The Prince of Wales added, though, that he was "delighted'' that it seemed people had begun to...
  • Bush's "icy smile" enraged Iraq shoe-thrower

    02/19/2009 10:25:58 AM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 36 replies · 2,379+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/19/2009 | Khalid al-Ansary
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An Iraqi reporter who hurled his shoes at George W. Bush said in the past he had videotaped himself practising the Arab insult to use against the president whose "icy smile" had filled him with uncontrollable rage. Muntazer al-Zaidi said on Thursday at the start of his trial in Baghdad on charges of assaulting a foreign leader that he took a recording of his shoe-throwing training two years ago and had hoped to accost Bush in Jordan but this did not take place.
  • Kucinich introducing 35 Articles of Impeachment

    06/09/2008 5:17:44 PM PDT · by ROCKLOBSTER · 253 replies · 847+ views
    C_SPAN
    Dennis Kucinich is currently on the floor of the House presenting his bill to impeach President George W. Bush. C-SPAN, 8:00 PM 9 Jun 2008.
  • McClellan Is a True Patriot, and my personal hero! Got to love the whistle Blower Laws

    05/29/2008 11:31:18 AM PDT · by multimediaman · 227 replies · 426+ views
    5-29-2008 | multimediaman
  • American Al Qaeda Leader To Bush: 'We Will Be Waiting For You'

    01/06/2008 3:50:47 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 93 replies · 404+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6 Jan 08 | MADELEINE SAUER
    American Al Qaeda Leader To Bush: 'We Will Be Waiting For You' Native Californian Al Qaeda Leader Makes Threats Against Bush Middle East Visit Adam Gadahn, as he appears in a new al Qaeda video. (ABC News) American Al Qaeda leader Adam Gadahn told his followers to welcome Bush "with bombs and traps" upon his upcoming visit to the Middle East this week. "The occupied territories are awaiting their first visit by the crusader Bush and the mujahideen are also waiting for him," said Gadahn, a California native and now an Al Qaeda spokesman. Gadahn is the star of the...
  • Cops: Nude Driver's Conduct distracting

    09/05/2007 12:04:53 PM PDT · by John Cena · 89 replies · 3,427+ views
    AP) A naked man driving along the Indiana Toll Road was arrested and charged because his lewd conduct distracted other motorists, police said. The 37-year-old Chicago man was traveling east to Ohio to visit his mother, police said. He was nude and had petroleum jelly on his hands when a state trooper pulled him over about 10 miles from the Ohio line Wednesday, police said. The man, who told police he was comfortable driving in the nude, was charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure, punishable by up to a year in jail. The trooper, Al Martinez, a four-year veteran of the...
  • Learn from the fall of Rome, US warned

    08/13/2007 5:35:11 PM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 74 replies · 2,267+ views
    Financial Times ^ | August 14, 2007 | By Jeremy Grant
    The US government is on a “burning platform” of unsustainable policies and practices with fiscal deficits, chronic healthcare underfunding, immigration and overseas military commitments threatening a crisis if action is not taken soon, the country’s top government inspector has warned. David Walker, comptroller general of the US, issued the unusually downbeat assessment of his country’s future in a report that lays out what he called “chilling long-term simulations”. These include “dramatic” tax rises, slashed government services and the large-scale dumping by foreign governments of holdings of US debt. Drawing parallels with the end of the Roman empire, Mr Walker warned...
  • Hugo Chavez Says He Misses Condoleezza Rice in Valentine's Day Speech **BARF ALERT**

    02/14/2007 3:52:37 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 25 replies · 785+ views
    AP. via Fox News ^ | 14 Feb 2007 | Staff
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to the national spotlight on Valentine's Day to tell U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that he misses her verbal attacks. "It had been days since she had given me any attention. How are you, Condoleezza?" Chavez asked in a speech Wednesday to pensioners in the capital of Caracas. It was Chavez's first response to Rice's testimony last week to a U.S. congressional committee that the Venezuelan leader was "destroying his own country" economically and politically — an apparent reference to a centralization of power in Venezuela and moves to nationalize key...
  • John Kerry says it's time to move on from his botched joke on Iraq

    11/30/2006 10:01:30 AM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 212 replies · 6,555+ views
    IHT ^ | Nov 30, 2006 | Staff
    WASHINGTON: Enough with The Joke, John Kerry says. The Massachusetts senator and former Democratic presidential nominee said Wednesday night that it is time to move on from his botched attempt at humor before the Nov. 7 congressional elections. Kerry had said people might get "stuck in Iraq" if they do not study hard and do their homework. He said he was trying to poke fun at President George W. Bush, but Bush and others accused him of criticizing the troops. "This is getting silly," Kerry said on CNN's "Larry King Live." "The country needs to think about a policy that...
  • Clinton Fatigue on the Rise

    10/29/2006 10:45:32 PM PST · by george76 · 88 replies · 4,058+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 10-29-2006 | Amanda B. Carpenter
    This year alone Mr. Clinton has raised $7.3 billion for his various social causes. Mrs. Clinton’s Senate re-election campaign has cashed in more than $49 million. Now, some of their friends say they are starting to feel “Clintoned out.” The New York Times spoke with one of their donors, who would not be named, who said he was bowing out of extravagant fundraising events hosted by the Clintons this weekend because he was “Clintoned out.” The source said their financial solicitations were ''absolutely endless.'' The Clintons show no signs of easing up... Although Bill’s birthday was August 19th, weekend events...
  • Caption This Picture! (Bill Clinton Plays Guitar At His Birthday Bash)

    10/29/2006 11:49:20 AM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 95 replies · 5,659+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-30-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
  • Noon Stakeout Takes a Bizarre Twist (NM sheriff caught with pants down?)

    09/14/2006 9:22:56 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies · 627+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 14, 2006 | Rozanna M. Martinez
    Was Sandoval County Sheriff John Paul Trujillo conducting surveillance in a drug operation or was he just caught with his pants down? Trujillo says he was at the New Mexico Park & Ride parking lot in Bernalillo about noon on Monday in response to a tip regarding illegal drug activity. And he contends an incident report by a Bernalillo police officer contains details that are "false allegations." Two Bernalillo police officers say they spotted Trujillo's vehicle parked in the lot with the engine running and a sun shade covering most of the windshield. Officer Mark Aragon said in his report...
  • BILL CLINTON - 42nd PRESIDENT, 1993-2001

    06/23/2006 4:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 151 replies · 4,892+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2006 | JASMIN K. WILLIAMS
    WILLIAM Jefferson Blythe III was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Ark. After his mother remarried, he took the family surname, Clinton. Clinton was a good student. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and even considered a professional musical career. While in high school, a fortuitous meeting with President John Kennedy led him to choose a life of public service.
  • Suit: Wolves Player Watched Porn, Caused Crash(MN)

    06/30/2006 6:42:17 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 61 replies · 2,153+ views
    WCCO ^ | 6-29-06 | Caroline Lowe
    (WCCO) Minneapolis On March 30, Minnesota Timberwolves center Eddie Griffin was drunk and masturbating when he crashed his luxury SUV into a parked Suburban outside a store in Minneapolis, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the man whose Suburban was hit in the crash. The WCCO-TV I-TEAM obtained copies of 911 calls and store surveillance video of the incident, along with an accident report the police submitted to the state. Several of the 911 callers that night said Griffin was drunk. One witness said Griffin told him he was watching pornography in a DVD player mounted on the dashboard...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Olivia's beau 'spotted alive in Mexico'

    06/05/2006 4:48:13 AM PDT · by Rte66 · 52 replies · 1,938+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 05jun06 | By Nick Papps in Cabo San Lucas
    Olivia's beau 'spotted alive in Mexico' OLIVIA Newton-John's missing boyfriend Patrick McDermott is believed to be alive and living in Mexico. A Daily Telegraph investigation in Mexico has found three separate witnesses who have seen McDermott on Mexico's remote Baja Peninsula as recently as 10 days ago. McDermott is now suspected of faking his death on a fishing trip last year to escape mounting debts and possible jail time over thousands of dollars in unpaid child support. The sightings come as a grand jury prepares to investigate the disappearance of McDermott, who was Newton-John's boyfriend for nine years. .... (more)
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Costner exposed as actor behind sex act claim

    04/25/2006 9:15:50 PM PDT · by CAWats · 47 replies · 1,605+ views
    Times Online ^ | April 25, 2006 | Lee Glendinning
    Kevin Costner has been revealed as the celebrity accused of performing a sex act while having a massage at a prestigious hotel in Scotland, after a tribunal ruled there was not a strong enough reason to keep his name suppressed. The Hollywood star was accused of taking off his towel during the massage at The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Fife, in October 2004, exposing himself and then performing a sex act. An earlier legal ruling had prevented his identity being revealed, but the tribunal chairman Nicol Hosie ruled that following widespread newspaper and magazine reports outside Britain, as...
  • The Serpent of Porn

    04/20/2006 5:26:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 65 replies · 1,705+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 4/20/06 | Steve Gallagher
    (AgapePress) - Solomon intimately understood how powerful sexual temptation can be for a young man. It was with him in mind that he wrote the fifth chapter of Proverbs. "My son, give attention to my wisdom, incline your ear to my understanding .... For the lips of an adulteress drip honey and smoother than oil is her speech" (Proverbs 5:1-3).Those two sentences perfectly describe both the power of sexual temptation and its antidote. The wise king understood that, if a young man is to successfully withstand the charms of the temptress, he must be prepared ahead of time. Time...
  • Briton Thanks Soldiers Who Rescued Him

    03/25/2006 1:12:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 941+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/25/06 | THOMAS WAGNER
    Briton Thanks Soldiers Who Rescued HimBy THOMAS WAGNER, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 21 minutes ago Norman Kember the freed British Christian peace campaigner smiles as he reads a statement after arriving at London's Heathrow airport Saturday March 25, 2006. Kember on Saturday thanked the soldiers who rescued him from kidnappers in Iraq, in a statement made shortly after flying into London. (AP Photo/Luke MacGregor, Pool) LONDON - Freed British hostage Norman Kember returned home Saturday after four months in captivity in Iraq and thanked the soldiers who saved him and two other peace activists. Kember, 74, arrived on a...
  • Freed Kember Thanks Rescue Troops

    03/25/2006 12:05:08 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 461+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-25-2006
    Freed Kember thanks rescue troops Freed hostage Norman Kember has thanked the soldiers who rescued him from kidnappers in Iraq after being reunited with his wife Pat at Heathrow airport. But the peace campaigner - criticised earlier for apparently failing to thank the rescuers - restated his opposition to foreign troops in the country. He also said he needed to reflect on whether he was "foolhardy or rational" to have gone to Iraq last year. Mr Kember, 74, of Pinner, London, and two Canadians were held for 117 days. Tribute paid Reading from a hand-written statement, Mr Kember said he...
  • SAS Soldier Quits Army In Disgust At 'Illegal' American Tactics In Iraq

    03/11/2006 5:43:21 PM PST · by blam · 227 replies · 5,114+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-12-2006 | Sean Raymet
    SAS soldier quits Army in disgust at 'illegal' American tactics in Iraq By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 12/03/2006) An SAS soldier has refused to fight in Iraq and has left the Army over the "illegal" tactics of United States troops and the policies of coalition forces. After three months in Baghdad, Ben Griffin told his commander that he was no longer prepared to fight alongside American forces. Ben Griffin told commanders that he thought the Iraq war was illegal He said he had witnessed "dozens of illegal acts" by US troops, claiming they viewed all Iraqis as "untermenschen" -...
  • Play About Demonstrator's Death Is Delayed [Rachel Corrie]

    02/28/2006 10:20:26 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 88 replies · 5,739+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 28, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    A potential Off Broadway production of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie," an acclaimed solo show about an American demonstrator killed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to stop the destruction of a Palestinian home, has been postponed because of concerns about the show's political content. The production, a hit at the Royal Court Theater in London last year, had been tentatively scheduled to start performances at the New York Theater Workshop in the East Village on March 22. But yesterday, James C. Nicola, the artistic director of the workshop, said he had decided to postpone the show after polling local...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    LIVE FREE FROM FASHISTS!
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!