9/11 defense lawyers: Guantánamo judge let U.S. secretly destroy CIA black site | Miami Herald - Defense lawyers for the alleged 9/11 plotters said for the first time Sunday that the government destroyed a secret CIA prison with secret permission of the trial judge, and they learned of it only after the fact.Defense attorneys have been complaining about a mysterious destruction of evidence episode in a cloaked manner since May. Prosecutors have said they did nothing wrong but declined to explain with any specificity. After a closed session Friday, during which the judge apparently agreed some details were no longer classified, the defense lawyers laid out what they knew in a Sunday roundtable. From Nony
North Carolina Starts to See Economic Damage From Anti-Bias Law - NBC News - A handful of companies have said in recent days that they would either pull, reconsider or avoid projects in North Carolina â moves that separate them from a much larger field of firms, including many of the state's biggest employers, who have signed a letter of opposition to the law. From X Isle
Hacked Ashley Madison data reveals accounts listed in Josh Duggar's name: report - Former reality show star and anti-LGBT activist Josh Duggar had two paid accounts on the infidelity-based match-making website Ashley Madison, Gawker reported on Wednesday.Data posted after the website was hacked shows accounts listed under the name âJoshua J. Duggar,â with one listing an address matching the home that was featured on the Learning Channel program 19 Kids and Counting. Another address, which was opened in July 2014, was listed under an address in Oxon Hill, Maryland. From Nony
Starving Sea Lions Washing Ashore by the Hundreds in California - NYTimes.com - By the time Wendy Leeds reached him, the sea lion pup had little hope of surviving.Like more than 1,450 other sea lions that have washed up on California beaches this year, in what animal experts call a growing crisis for the animal, this 8-month-old pup was starving, stranded and hundreds of miles from a mother who still needed to nurse him and teach him to hunt and feed. Ribs jutted from his velveteen coat. From Nony
The shocking world of ISIS fashion - From babywear to wedding rings, ISIS supporters have been showing off their appalling taste in fashion on social media.Most ISIS merchandises appear to be cheaply made and poor quality, always adorned with the ISIS badge.The uninspiring fashion pieces have been seen being worn by fighters, mothers and babies living in ISIS territory in Syria and Iraq. From Nony
Kerry to Climate Talks: No Excuses, Get to Work - ABC News - Secretary of State John Kerry tried to spur slow-moving U.N. climate talks Thursday, telling nations to stop bickering over who is to blame for global warming and to shun the cheap route of high-polluting coal to grow their economies.In a speech during a brief stop in Lima, From Nony
KKK membership sinks 2 Florida cops - Echoing the once-segregated South, a Florida deputy police chief has resigned and an officer has been fired after the FBI reported that both belonged to the Ku Klux Klan From Nony
The new technology that can read your face, and your mind - The expression âit was written all over your face' is about to take on a whole new meaning with a new facial coding technology.Using the camera in your personal device, the new facial recognition software interprets your emotions by mapping the minute movements of your eyes when you smile, your mouth when you gasp or the furrow of your brow when you are confused. From Nony
Officer who shot Michael Brown quits Ferguson police department - Darren Wilson, the police officer whose deadly shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old prompted months of protest in Ferguson, Missouri, resigned from his job on Saturday after avoiding prosecution by the state.
Wilson, 28, said in a resignation letter that he could not put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk by remaining in his position. It was my hope to continue in police work, but the safety of other police officers and the community are of paramount importance to me, he said.
Next move politician or work for Fox News? From Nony
Ebola panic in U.S. spreading much faster than disease - CBS News - The threat of Ebola is generating a considerable amount of fear and misinformation across the country, not to mention a growing number of false alarms.Fears about Ebola have reached a fever pitch in recent days. Hazmat crews boarded a plane in Boston. Traffic was halted near the Pentagon when a woman fell ill on a bus. And at Cleveland's airport -- several days after infected nurse Amber Vinson had passed through -- passenger Tamika Freeman was still worried. From Nony
Handcuffed Black Youth Shot Himself to Death, Says Coroner - NBC News.com - A coroners report obtained exclusively by NBC News directly contradicts the police version of how a 22-year-old black man died in the back seat of a Louisiana police cruiser earlier this year -- but still says the man, whose hands were cuffed behind his back, shot himself.
In a press release issued March 3, the day he died, the Louisiana State Police said Victor White III apparently shot himself in an Iberia Parish police car. According to the police statement, White had his hands cuffed behind his back when he shot himself in the back. From Nony
US warplanes bomb Islamic State group in Iraq - Middle East - Al Jazeera English - The US military has conducted air strikes against Islamic State fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, the US Defence Department has said.A Pentagon statement said two F/A-18 warplanes dropped 225 kilograms of laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece which "[the Islamic State] was using ... to shell Kurdish forces defending Erbil where US personnel are located." From Nony
Over 30,000 Iraqis trapped in mountains as IS threatens to kill them - Thousands from the minority Yazidi community are stranded in the mountains of northwestern Iraq. If they make a move, they face slaughter at the hands of Islamic State jihadists surrounding them. However, they risk dying of dehydration if they stay put.
Many of those trapped are women and children taking refuge in nine locations on Mount Sinjar a craggy ridge which, as legend has it, was the last resting place of Noahs ark.
Thank you G W Bush & Blair! How nice of you guys to fuck up that whole area! From Nony
Obama: 'We tortured some folks' - President Obama said Friday that some CIA officials who interrogated suspects after the 9/11 attacks "crossed a line" into torture."We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks," Obama said while discussing a forthcoming Senate report on enhanced interrogation techniques.
Pimp forced Aust women into prostitution - A Jamaican man accused of being a violent pimp who forced women into prostitution in Australia will face trial in a Miami, Florida, court.Jury selection in the US District Court is scheduled to begin on Monday (Tuesday AEST).Damion St Patrick Baston, 37, is charged with sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion after being arrested in New York in January following a joint operation by Australian and US authorities. From Nony
Etihad unveils Airbus A380/Boeing 787 luxury Residence innovations - The Residence bedroom is at the front end of the aircraft, where you cant fit a normal seat. What we have endeavored to achieve on the A380 is the same experience as you would get on a private jet or yacht. It will redefine the luxury travel experience. If you were taking a private jet, it would cost $100,000 to $160,000 and we believe our product is far superior, From Supreeth
Employee Opens Fire at FedEx Sorting Center - A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before committing suicide, police and witnesses said. From Nony
Inmate dies following botched Oklahoma execution, second execution delayed - An Oklahoma inmate who was supposed to be executed Tuesday instead died of a heart attack after the execution was botched, state officials said.Clayton Lockettâs execution Tuesday night was halted after about 20 minutes due to an issue with a vein, the Associated Press reported. Not long after Lockett was deemed unconscious from the first of three drugs, he began âwrithing on the gurney,â according to the Associated Press. He was declared dead 43 minutes after the execution began. From Nony
Florida man invokes Stand your ground after shooting sheriffs deputy - A Pensacola, FL court is set to decide on Friday whether 24-year-old Keenan Finkelstein is criminally liable for shooting a deputy sheriff in the leg in March of 2013. According to the Pensacola News-Journal, Finkelstein and his defense team are pinning their hopes on the controversial âStand Your Groundâ law.On the night of March 20, 2013, Escambia County Sheriffâs Deputy Sgt. Shedrick Johnson and other police officers were searching on foot for a robbery suspect in the Scenic Hills area of Pensacola. A robbery victim told police that someone from a home located on the 8800 block of Burning Tree Road had stolen marijuana and a handgun from his residence. From Nony
Strawberries seal Facebook, WhatsApp $21 billion love affair - WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app acquired over a plate of chocolate strawberries for a cool $US19 billion ($21 billion) on Thursday, was founded by two former Yahoo engineers, one once rejected by Facebook.As the story goes, WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum crashed a Valentine's Day dinner that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg planned for his wife Priscilla Chan, eager to discuss a tie-up between their two companies. From Nony
Trooper sues more than 100 cops for harassment after pulling over Miami police officer %u2014 RT USA - Florida Highway Patrol trooper Donna Jane Watts was just doing her job when she pulled over a Miami police officer for topping speeds of 120 mph, but the fallout has been anything but routine: Sheâs now suing her colleagues for harassment.According to the Florida-based Sun-Sentinel, Watts has filed a lawsuit against more than 100 police officers and agencies for illegally accessing her personal information and creating a âlife-threatening situation.â From Nony
Judge rules: Remove life support for brain dead, pregnant woman - Judge R. H. Wallace Jr., on Friday ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman.The judge issued the ruling in the case of Marlise Munoz, who died after suddenly collapsing from an apparent blood clot in her lungs. A doctor at John Peter Smith Hospital explained that Marlise would not be removed from life support because she was pregnant The hospital has been keeping her on life support against her familyâs wishes saying they had to protect the life of the unborn child. From Nony
'Finger' find horror for Stafford pet owners - A HORRIFIED Stafford couple felt "sick" after finding what looked like a human finger in a tin of dog food.Claire and Paul Richards of Shallowford Mews made the shock discovery in a tin of Beef and Liver flavour Asda Hero Dog Food they were preparing for their border collie puppy Alfie. From Nony
NEWS 44 | 300 Million Year Old Machinery Found In Russia - The Voice of Russia and other Russian sources are reporting that a 300 million year old piece of aluminum machinery has been found in Vladivostok. Experts say a gear rail appears to be manufactured and not the result of natural forces. From Nony
Land Of The Free? USA Has 25% Of The World's Prisoners - The United States has about five percent of the worldâs population and houses around 25 percent of its prisoners. In large part, thatâs the result of the âwar on drugsâ and long mandatory minimum sentences, but it also reflects Americaâs tendency to criminalize acts that other countries view as civil violations. From Nony
Pervert TSA agent takes upskirt pics ... - A Tennessee grandfather preserved the evidence by grabbing the cellphone that police said a U.S. air marshal used to take pictures up female passengers' skirts at Nashville International Airport."I have a wife. I have a daughter, and I have a granddaughter. And I have zero tolerance for disrespect to any lady," Rey Collazo of La Vergne, Tenn., said Friday, a day after he spotted the man surreptitiously snapping the photos after they'd boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to Tampa, Fla. From Nony
Detroit Bankruptcy Might Transform City Into Hellish, Depopulated Wastland - Detroit may suddenly descend into a horrifying, depopulated hellscape, one with numerous dilapidated buildings, rampant urban decay, a failing education system, near-constant drug-related homicides, and a downtown area that looks virtually abandoned. I fear that, very soon, we may be looking at a city that is completely and utterly unrecognizable from its booming heyday of the 1950s, From Roddy
China plans to control Earth from the Moon by 2045 - The plan is to dominate all other countries on our planet, including Russia and the United States, without weapons. Dominance will be achieved with the help of money, resources from other planets, culture, and even Chinese food.
Didn't I see this movie on the SciFi Channel? From Roddy
FAA to Close 149 U.S. Airport Towers After Budget Cuts - Bloomberg - The U.S. will close 149 air-traffic control towers run by contractors at small- and mid-sized airports beginning on April 7 as a result of automatic budget cuts at government agencies.The Federal Aviation Administration spared 24 towers on its original list of 173 subject to closing, it said in an e-mail yesterday. All the towers being shut down are run by private companies, not the government as at larger facilities. From Nony
19-Year-Old Sailor Found Shot Aboard USS Essex | NBC 7 San Diego - A 19-year-old female sailor assigned to USS Essex was found with a gunshot wound aboard the ship Thursday and later died from her injuries, Navy officials confirmed.According to Navy media operations officer Rick Chernitzer, the shipâs medical personnel responded to the scene and found the wounded sailor.She was transported to the UCSD Trauma Center and was pronounced dead a short time later. From Nony
Intel Heads Now Fear Cyber Attack More Than Terror - ABC News - America's biggest national security threat could come not from bullets or bombs in a terrorist attack, but from a computer keyboard.That's the assessment of a cadre of the nation's top intelligence officials, who told Congress Tuesday that cyber attacks lead the numerous national security threats the United States faces. From Nony
2012 was warmest year in U.S. on record - They've never seen anything like it: Government scientists said Tuesday they're surprised by a jump in temperature that made 2012 the warmest year on record in the lower 48 states. Changes in temperature usually come in tiny fractions of a degree. But the average for 2012 -- 55.3 degrees -- beat the 1998 record, by one full degree.
Department of Homeland Security Wants Geeks for a New 'Cyber Reserve' | Motherboard - Just three weeks after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told an audience at the Sea, Air and Space Museum that the U.S. is on the brink of a âcyber Pearl Harbor,â the government has decided it needs to beef up the ranks of its digital defenses. Itâs assembling a league of extraordinary computer geeks for what will be known as the âCyber Reserve.â From Anawaram
Gov. Jerry Brown bans gay-to-straight therapy for minors - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting a form of therapy aimed at changing a minorâs sexual orientation from gay to straight, the first law of its kind in the nation, officials said Sunday.Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) introduced the measure based on his belief that so-called conversion therapy isn't based on science and is dangerous. From Nony
World's tallest Ferris wheel to turn above New York City | Reuters - A plan to build the world's tallest Ferris wheel on New York's Staten Island, offering sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, could hold the answer to a long-elusive goal: putting the most-overlooked of the city's five boroughs on the tourist map.The giant Ferris wheel, at 625 feet, will be about half the height of the Empire State Building and taller than Singapore's 541-foot (165-metre) Flyer and the planned "High Roller" wheel in Las Vegas, the city said. From Nony
6 People Spend 3 Days Saving Kitten Stuck in Epoxy Glue - A Salem kitten appears to have used one of its nine lives after becoming stuck in epoxy glue at a downtown Salem parking garage.It took six people nearly three days to work on saving Ace the kitten, whose lower body and legs were stuck together by the industrial-strength glue. From Nony
Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR - On July 19, 1957, five Air Force officers and one photographer stood together on a patch of ground about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. They'd marked the spot "Ground Zero. Population 5" on a hand-lettered sign hammered into the soft ground right next to them.As we watch, directly overhead, two F-89 jets roar into view, and one of them shoots off a nuclear missile carrying an atomic warhead.They wait. There is a countdown; 18,500 feet above them, the missile is detonated and blows up. Which means, these men intentionally stood directly underneath an exploding 2-kiloton nuclear bomb. One of them, at the key moment (he's wearing sunglasses), looks up. You have to see this to believe it.
From X Isle
Russian Spy Ring Aimed to Make Children Agents - WSJ.com - A Russian spy ring busted in the U.S. two years ago planned to recruit members' children to become agents, and one had already agreed to his parents' request, according to current and former U.S. officials. The effort to bring children into the family business suggests the ring was thinking long term: Children born or reared in America were potentially more valuable espionage assets than their parents because when they grew up they would be more likely to pass a U.S. government background check. From X Isle
Testicle-eating cousin to the piranha found in Illinois lake - The pacu fish, originally from the Amazon Basin, has recently been caught by a fisherman in Lake Lou Yaegar in Illnois, according to huffingtonpost.comThe Illinois Department of Natural Resources identified the fish as a pacu, a cousin to the piranha. Some reports also note that another pacu was seen weeks later. Biologists says the pacus might be aquarium pets and anyone found dumping the fish in the lake can be criminally charged.The pacu can weigh up to 55 pounds and eats nuts, aquatic vegetation and snails, but is known as the âball cutterâ in Papua New Guinea said British Fisherman, Jeremy Wade. In the 1990âČs, the pacu was introduced into Papua New Guineaâs rivers as a food source, for locals, after overfishing. From Nony
Deep Water Treasure Hunters Recover 48 Tons of Silver from WWII Cargo Ship | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore - (Bloomberg) â Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc., a deep-ocean exploration company, said it recovered about 48 tons of silver from a World War II shipwreck three miles (4.8 kilometers) beneath the Atlantic Ocean.The company retrieved 1,203 silver bars, or about 1.4 million ounces of the metal, from the SS Gairsoppa, a 412-foot (126-meter) British cargo ship that sank after being torpedoed by German U-boat in February 1941, Tampa, Florida-based Odyssey said today in a statement. The metal, worth $38 million at todayâs prices, is being held at a secure facility in the U.K. From X Isle
Stop 30 Billion to Israel - The United States gives more military aid to Israel than to any other country. The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel believes that it is more in the national interests of the United States to spend this money on domestic investments than on weapons for the Israeli military. There is no net strategic advantage to the U.S. in sending weapons to Israel that outweighs the value of spending the same amount of money on improvements at home. We urge Congress to end military aid to Israel and spend that money at home on job creation, infrastructure, education, healthcare, the environment and other domestic needs that are getting short-changed < No MoRE moNeY foR thE BAstErTs who CruSifieD The LoRD'S SoN! From George
Religious websites riskier than porn for online viruses: study - Web wanderers are more likely to get a computer virus by visiting a religious website than by peering at porn, according to a study released on Tuesday.
Drive-by attacks in which hackers booby-trap legitimate websites with malicious code continue to be a bane, the US-based anti-virus vendor Symantec said in its Internet Security Threat Report.
Websites with religious or ideological themes were found to have triple the average number of threats that those featuring adult content, according to Symantec. From Nony
Fracking Tied to Unusual Rise in Earthquakes in U.S. - Bloomberg - A spate of earthquakes across the middle of the U.S. is âalmost certainlyâ man-made, and may be caused by wastewater from oil or gas drilling injected into the ground, U.S. government scientists said in a study.Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey said that for the three decades until 2000, seismic events in the nationâs midsection averaged 21 a year. They jumped to 50 in 2009, 87 in 2010 and 134 in 2011. From X Isle
Ethicists who argued that after-birth abortions are ethical receive death threats - Newborns cannot be considered persons, meaning there is no moral reason not to perform after-birth abortions, argue a pair of Australian ethicists in a controversial paper that has drawn death threats.
The authors, both of whom work at Melbourne University, say that killing even a healthy newborn could be acceptable if raising the child would put an unacceptable burden on the family. From Nony
Tibetans mark new year under shadow of immolations - Tibetans in northwest China marked a tense traditional new year with prayer, the sounding of a gong and subdued defiance on Wednesday, in the wake of a string of self-immolations and protests against Chinese control. From Guest_2012
Snow disaster in Eastern Europe - The Balkans and parts of eastern and central Europe were hit hard by heavy snow Thursday, forcing Romania's prime minister to call in army tanks to clear roads and leaving a hundred communities in Bulgaria without power From Guest_2012
Man finds $500,000 worth of cocaine in second hand van - A man has found half a million dollars worth of cocaine hidden in his van 15 months after he bought it.According to Silicon Valley website, Mercury News, the car's owner, Dr Charles Preston, found the contraband after taking the vehicle to his mechanic. Preston, a psychologist from San Jose, reportedly noticed that the windows of the car did not wind all the way down. The mechanic discovered the cause of the problem: the doors of the van were filled with 14 bags of cocaine. Another five bags were found in the rear panels. From Nony
Boy photos parents' pot stash; cops pounce - An 11-year-old Minnesota boy who says he was fed up with his mom and stepfather filling their home with marijuana smoke took photos of the drugs, which were then sent to police. From Nony
AFP: Obama challenger Romney says 'prepare for war' against Iran - Accusing President Barack Obama of naivete on Iran, Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney promised Thursday that if elected president he would "prepare for war" with the Islamic republic.In a commentary published in the Wall Street Journal, Romney said he would back up US diplomacy "with a very real and very credible military option," deploying carrier battle groups to the Gulf and boosting military aid to Israel.
YES! Just what the USA needs most! Another war! Let the printing presses print lots more money ... and get rid of lots of dumb americans fast by letting them stop some lead. Fucking arrogant idiot. From Nony
Washington dad charged for allegedly assaulting daughter in mock medieval sword battle - AN American father has been arrested after allegedly forcing his 16-year-old daughter to participate in a mock medieval sword battle for two hours until she collapsed in the front yard of their house.The man, known as Freemon Seay, fought with his daughter after she travelled 48km from their Washington State home without her parents' approval on Saturday night, The Olympian reported. From Nony
Arrest puts model airplanes on radar as potential terrorist tools | Detroit Free Press | freep.com - Model airplanes are suddenly on the public's radar as potential terrorist weapons.A Muslim American from suburban Boston was arrested Wednesday and accused of plotting to attack the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol with remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives.These are not balsa-wood-and-rubber-band toys investigators are talking about. The FBI said Rezwan Ferdaus hoped to use military-jet replicas, 5-7 1/2 feet long, guided by GPS devices and capable of speeds over 100 m.p.h.
better sell all your model airplanes kids... From Nony
Stocks Tumble Worldwide After Obama Speech - Stocks fell worldwide for a second day and the yield on Germanyâs two-year note declined to a record after President Barack Obama detailed his $447 billion plan to boost hiring in the U.S. Oil dropped and gold gained. From Nony
Man arrested for chomping on snake - While speaking with Senk (photo below), a citizen got the officers' attention and told them that Senk had just taken two large bites out of their small live python. Animal control was called to the scene and Senk was taken to jail. The snake was not in good condition when handed over to animal control officers, police said. From cw
Gaddafi 'raped' his female bodyguards - Five women who formed part of Muammar Gaddafiâs select unit of female bodyguards are claiming they were raped and abused by the now hunted dictator.The women have told Benghazi-based psychologist Seham Sergewa they were sexually abused by Col. Gaddafi and his sons before being discarded once they were âboredâ with them. From Nony
Israel faces child-abuse claims - An international children's rights charity has said it has evidence that Palestinian children held in Israeli custody have been subjected to sexual abuse in an effort to extract confessions from them.The Geneva-based Defence for Children International (DCI) has collected 100 sworn affadavits from Palestinian children who said they were mistreated by their Israeli captors. From Nony
Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study - Internet Explorer users have a lower than average IQ, according to research by Consulting firm AptiQuant.The study gave web surfers an IQ test, then plotted their scores against the browser they used.IE surfers were found to have an average IQ lower than people using Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Users of Camino and Opera rated highest. From Nony
Glenn Beck in firing line after comparing Norway shooting victims to Hitler Youth - Norwegians have hit back at former Fox News presenter and Tea Party darling Glenn Beck, after he compared the country's shooting victims to the Hitler Youth in a radio show overnight.In a monologue on the syndicated radio show The Glenn Beck Program, the conservative commentator said: "There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler Youth or whatever. I mean, who does a camp for kids that's all about politics? Disturbing."
News of the World phone-hacking whistleblower found dead - Sean Hoare, the former News of the World showbusiness reporter who was the first named journalist to allege that Andy Coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff, has been found dead .Hoare, who worked on the Sun and the News of the World with Coulson before being dismissed for drink and drugs problems, was said to have been found at his Watford home. From Nony
French village seen at threat from Apocalypse sects - The tiny southern French hamlet of Bugarach has drawn scrutiny from a government sect watchdog over droves of visitors who believe it is the only place in the world that will survive a 2012 Apocalypse.A report by the watchdog, Miviludes, published on Wednesday said the picturesque village near Carcassonne should be monitored in the run-up to December 21, 2012, when many believe the world will end according to an ancient Mayan prophecy. From Nony
Fox News Ticker Gets Hacked in New York - Most news station headquarters in New York have building-spanning tickers blasting the breaking news of the day to the street. And recently, some resourceful soul decided to bring the real "fair and balanced" reporting to said ticker, hacking into the mainframe and broadcasting the truth. Some other people with a video camera took the train up to Rockefeller Center to capture the magic, which in all-caps displays such items as "Our country is not broke" and "We are being lied to." Check out the video: From cw
Muslim group: two imams pulled from plane bound for North Carolina - An airline is investigating the removal of two imams from a flight headed to North Carolina, ostensibly because passengers felt uncomfortable with their presence of the pair -- both clad in Islamic attire. The two -- who hold high religious positions in the Muslim community -- were headed to North Carolina for a conference on prejudice against Muslims, or Islamaphobia. The meeting is sponsored by the North American Imams Federation. From Nony
Bond denied for 4 accused of tattooing Okla. man - Bond was denied Friday for two men and two women accused of pinning down a man who has learning disabilities, tattooing the word "RAPEST" on his forehead and shocking his genitals with a stun gun before beating him unconscious with a baseball bat.
Looks like the idiots doing the assault had learning disabilities too From Nony
Widow wants gold from Ark. police after shootout - A Florida woman whose anti-government husband and stepson died last year in a shootout with Arkansas police officers says her loved ones suffered "torture killings" and wants authorities to pay her restitution in the form of gold, according to a lawsuit.Jerry Kane, 45, and his son, Joseph, 16, died in West Memphis last May after the teen fatally shot two police officers near a highway exit ramp. Video from a dashboard camera of a police SUV showed the teen firing an AK-47 at the officers during a traffic stop before he and his father got back into their van and drove away, leaving the officers for dead. The two were killed about 90 minutes later in a shootout with authorities at a Walmart parking lot. From Nony
Audience claps as teen stabs himself to death - An audience cheered as a teenager stabbed himself to death on stage during an open-mic night in the United States.Nineteen-year-old Kipp Rusty Walker was playing the keyboard for nearly 15 people at Strictly Organic Coffee Company in Oregon when he repeatedly plunged a 15cm blade into his chest From Nony
Shocking Truth Behind Donald Trump's Hair Revealed - How does Donald Trump get his hair to look like... the way it looks? This is a long-standing New York mystery on a par with the disappearance of Judge Crater or the enduring popularity of Michaelâs restaurant. Iâm no hairdresser, but I have some expertise in this matter: I once spent three hours sitting just four feet from the back of Trumpâs head at a Time magazine anniversary dinner, and yet I still couldnât figure it out. From Nony
Foreign Banks Tapped Feds Secret Lifeline Most at Crisis Peak - Bloomberg - U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernankeâs two-year fight to shield crisis-squeezed banks from the stigma of revealing their public loans protected a lender to local governments in Belgium, a Japanese fishing-cooperative financier and a company part-owned by the Central Bank of Libya.
Well yes, those banks were the ones stuck with all the junk the US banks had packaged and sold to them as AAA+++ stuff ... what did you expect? From Nony
Plague of insects, mice hits iconic Broken Hill - THERE'S a deathly stench in the wind that blows down the main street of Broken Hill, though nobody is sure if it's the insects or the vermin. It's probably both.They came in their millions about a month ago, an army of crickets and an ocean of mice, teeming into the town, into houses and shops and down into the mines.Nobody knows for certain where they came from or why they are in such multitudes. John Jiscox, a ranger for the Western Livestock Health and Pest Authority, says it hasnât been this bad since the last big plague of â85.
Workers briefly abandon Japan nuclear plant as crisis worsens - Workers were ordered to withdraw briefly from a stricken Japanese nuclear power plant on Wednesday after radiation levels surged, a development that suggested the crisis was spiraling out of control.
Just hours earlier another fire broke out at the earthquake-crippled facility, which has sent low levels of radiation wafting into Tokyo in the past 24 hours, triggering fear in the capital and international alarm.
"This is a slow-moving nightmare," said Dr Thomas Neff, a research affiliate at the Center for International Studies, which is part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From Popper
Japan tries to avert nuclear meltdown - As he spoke, officials worked desperately to stop fuel rods in the damaged reactors from overheating, which could in turn melt the container that houses the core, or even explode, releasing radioactive material into the wind.The government said a building housing a second reactor at the same complex was at risk of exploding after a blast blew the roof off the first the day before. The complex is 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo.The No. 1 reactor is 40 years old and was originally scheduled to go out of commission in February but had its operating license extended another 10 years. But Kan said the crisis was not another Chernobyl, referring to the 1986 nuclear disaster. From cw
Dummy spit over breast milk ice cream - Local government officials said Monday they have confiscated ice cream made with human breast milk from a London shop amid concerns the dessert is unsafe.A spokeswoman from Westminster City Council said it was responding to two complaints from the public over whether a shop should be selling edibles made from other people's bodily fluids and awaiting guidance from Britain's Food Standards Agency. From Nony
Libya air force jets in Malta, pilots seek asylum - Two Libyan air force jets landed in Malta on Monday and their pilots asked for political asylum amid a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters in Libya, a military source said.The two Mirage jets landed at Malta International Airport shortly after two civilian helicopters landed carrying seven people who said they were French. A military source familiar with the situation said the passengers had left in such a hurry that only one had a passport. From cw
Cops: Pregnant woman struck with gun by genius - A West Price Hill man who has been out of prison for just 2Âœ months is in jail Wednesday after being accused of striking a pregnant woman repeatedly on the head with a handgun in the West End over the weekend. From Nony
The Future of the Global Muslim Population - The worldâs Muslim population is expected to increase by about 35% in the next 20 years, rising from 1.6 billion in 2010 to 2.2 billion by 2030, according to new population projections by the Pew Research Centerâs Forum on Religion
Looks like EURABIA is nothing but right wing fear mongering From Nony
Student-teacher contact top cause of lost licenses - More than half of Tennessee teachers who lost their teaching licenses last year were censured for inappropriate relationships with students. Many were using cell phones and texting students to strike up the relationships, reported The Tennessean. From Nony
Sex game gone awry cited in Oklahoma City homicide - Rebecca Sedille, 50, was found with a gunshot wound to the head at 1304 Fleetwood Drive about 9 p.m. Dec. 21. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.Police arrested her husband, Arthur John Sedille, 23. From Nony
Why do Americans claim to be more religious than they are? - Two in five Americans say they regularly attend religious services. Upward of 90 percent of all Americans believe in God, pollsters report, and more than 70 percent have absolutely no doubt that God exists. The patron saint of Christmas, Americans insist, is the emaciated hero on the Cross, not the obese fellow in the overstuffed costume. There is only one conclusion to draw from these numbers: Americans are significantly more religious than the citizens of other industrialized nations.
Except they are not.
Americans ... a bunch of hypocrites when it comes to religion. From Nony
Porn appears on Bangladesh airport screen - Bangladeshi authorities have launched an investigation after a pornographic film was aired on a large display screen at the country's main airport, a magistrate says.Hundreds of travellers and waiting friends and relatives at the main terminal of the Shahjalal International Airport were shocked as the film was aired for five minutes, magistrate Siddiqa Akhter said. From Nony
Mapping America - Census Bureau 2005-9 - Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009. Because these figures are based on samples, they are subject to a margin of error, particularly in places with a low population, and are best regarded as estimates. From Nony
NKorea threatens SKorea with nuclear war - North Korea warned Monday that U.S.-South Korean cooperation could bring a nuclear war to the region, as the South began artillery drills amid lingering tension nearly three weeks after the North's deadly shelling of a South Korean island. From cw
WikiLeaks Archive Cables Uncloak U.S. Diplomacy - NYTimes.com - A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at back-room bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats.State's SecretsDay 1 of 9A cache of diplomatic cables provide a chronicle of the United States' relations with the world.Other Articles in the Series Â»Related Documents * WikiLeaks and U.S. Government Trade Letters * Profile of the Libyan Leader * A Wild Wedding in Dagestan, Russia * Ambassador Reports on Zimbabweâs Leader * U.S. Warns Germany on Bungled Rendition * 2009 Meeting with Ahmed Wali Karzai * All Related Documents Â»Bradley ManningAssociated PressPfc. Bradley Manning is accused of leaking diplomatic cables and other classified documents to WikiLeaks.Readers' CommentsThe LedeWhat revelation from the secret documents did you find most interesting? * Comment Post a CommentSome of the cables, made available to The New York Times and several other news organizations, were written as recently as late February, revealing the Obama administrationâs exchanges over crises and conflicts. The material was originally obtained by WikiLeaks, an organization devoted to revealing secret documents. WikiLeaks posted 220 cables, some redacted to protect diplomatic sources, in the first installment of the archive on its Web site on Sunday. From danomil
Al Qaeda Promises U.S. Death By A Thousand Cuts - Printer bombs planted on two cargo flights last month cost only a few thousand dollars and were intended to affect the American economy, according to a newly published Al Qaeda-affiliated magazine.
O'Reilly: MSNBC hosts may commit suicide after midterms - Fox News' Bill O'Reilly has come up with one more reason for his viewers not to watch MSNBC.The host of The O'Reilly Factor warned Monday that there could be mass suicides on the air at MSNBC if Democrats sustain major losses in Tuesday's midterms.
Wishful thinking from the right wing assholes. ... 2 years from now it will be the Reps jumping out of windows after effectively ruining what's left of the country. From Nony
Al Qaeda is here: How U.S. branch of terror organisation is 'now our biggest threat' | Mail Online - Homegrown al Qaeda terrorists may now pose the biggest threat to America, defence sources claimed today.Intelligence experts believe Americans have now risen to the very top of Osama bin Ladenâs terrorist network.With their innate knowledge of the countryâs psyche and the ease with which they can travel the country without being detected, the U.S. passport-carrying terrorists have become a nightmare for counter-intelligence agents.
Yeah and Bush was entertaining them in the White House, now they reside in Langley. From Nony
Virginia gun store D & R Arms: Fastest from counter to crime - D & R Arms, a no-frills shop tucked into a strip mall in Portsmouth, is one of more than 200 gun dealers in the Hampton Roads area and more than 1,600 active in Virginia. But no other dealer listed in state records has had so many guns move so quickly from counter to crime scene in recent years.
She didn't see it coming!!!! - A family is pleading for help in finding a missing Fort Collins psychic and her husband, but they don't believe she'll be found alive.Kathy Adams' family members said she was trying to leave her husband, John Marks Jr., when they both disappeared. From Nony
Turn Off Fox - We dont have to let Foxs attempts to stoke fear and hate shape our countrys politics and culture. Its easy to turn off Fox News in our own homes but when TVs in public places are tuned to Fox, that also spreads fear, division, and misinformation. Turn Off Fox is about ordinary people and small businesses working together to reduce Foxs influence in their own communities and across the country. From Popper
Troops 'overwhelmed and cannot defeat Taliban' - THE Taliban have ''overwhelmed'' foreign troops and cannot be defeated by military means, one of Australia's top combat soldiers has warned.Brigadier Mark Smethurst says securing Afghanistan could take decades, but success is uncertain without a fundamental change in strategy.
It only cost about 500 billion to find that out LOL From Nony
Too many unsolved murders in Arizona - It's been two months since Kyleigh Sousa was murdered in a downtown Tempe restaurant parking lot during a botched attempted robbery. The restaurant was within 50 yards of a police station, which shows the brazenness of those who participated in this tragic and senseless crime. From Nony
Masturbation Finally out of The Closet, If Not Exactly into The Streets | Personal Health | AlterNet - t took more than a century of suffering or shaming or both, but masturbation is finally out of the closet, if not exactly into the streets. Science, this time in the form of the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, conducted by researchers at Indiana University, asked 5,865 Americans between the ages of 14 and 94 detailed questions about their sexual practices and found what any realist has always known: people enjoy getting off. They get themselves off from adolescence to old age, alone or with a partner; and the army of avowed self-abusers appears to have swelled with time. From danomil
White America Has Lost Its Mind - The white brain, beset with worries, finally goes haywire in spectacular fashion... the truth hurts, even if it comes from the marxist stalinist statist islamist communist ist ist ist... From milkmaniak_NLI
Katrina, Bush gave OK to Shoot Looters - In the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, an order circulated among New Orleans police authorizing officers to shoot looters, according to present and former members of the department.It's not clear how broadly the order was communicated. Some officers who heard it say they refused to carry it out. Others say they understood it as a fundamental change in the standards on deadly force, which allow police to fire only to protect themselves or others from what appears to be an imminent physical threat. From Nony
Ill.-based bank is 110th U.S. failure of the year - Palos Heights, Ill.-based Palos Bank and Trust Company was closed by regulators Friday, marking the 110th U.S. bank failure of 2010. Palos Bank and Trust Company had $493.4 million in assets and $467.8 million in deposits as of June 30, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said in a statement. The bank's failure will cost the deposit-insurance fund $72 million, the FDIC said From Nony
Vatican: Church 'exorcist' urges action to fight devil - The Catholic Church's most famous exorcist says more should be done to fight the devil. Father Gabriele Amorth has conducted 70,000 exorcisms for the church during his lengthy career.In an interview with Italian daily, Corriere Della Sera, the 85-year-old priest said it would be worth extending the practice of exorcism.
Iran offers escort to next aid convoy - WW III? - Iran has warned that it could send Revolutionary Guard naval units to escort humanitarian aid convoys seeking to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza a move that would certainly be challenged by Israel.Any such Iranian involvement, raised today by an aide to the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, would constitute a serious escalation of already high tensions with Israel, which accuses Tehran of seeking to build a nuclear weapon and of backing Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls Gaza. From cw
'Israeli Retaliation Must Include Major Muslim Sites' - A new paper from the BESA Center for Mideast Security and Policy says any Israeli response to a non-conventional attack from Arab countries must include an attack on sites of âmajor symbolic importance for the Muslim worldâ.âIf the source of a terrorist nuclear attack against Israel is unknown, or if it is known to originate with al-Qaeda or Iran, Israel should make it clear that its response will be unlimited and include not just major population centers, but all sites of value, including those of major symbolic importance for the Muslim world.â From Nony
BBC News - Chicago rail chief 'commits suicide' on train tracks - The chief of the Chicago commuter rail system has killed himself by stepping in front of a speeding train, officials have said.Philip Pagano was under investigation over alleged financial irregularities and was on paid leave.The board of the Metra system had been due to meet later on Friday to determine his fate. From Nony
Outlaw pot growers in California fear legalization - The smell of pot hung heavy in the air as men with dreadlocks and gray beards contemplated a nightmarish possibility in this legendary region of outlaw marijuana growers: legal weed.If California legalizes marijuana, they say, it will drive down the price of their crop and damage not just their livelihoods but the entire economy along the state's rugged northern coast. From Nony
Police: Son's Prank Ends With Mother Shooting Him - MILWAUKEE -- A 21-year-old man was shot by his mother at about 9 p.m. Thursday on West Nash and North 13th streets. Milwaukee police said the victim told investigators he thought it would be amusing to frighten his mother as she returned from shopping.He put on a ski mask and confronted her behind their residence, pretending to rob her.The 37-year-old female responded by drawing a .357 revolver from her waistband and firing several shots at the victim, striking him at least twice.
21-year-old son, 37-year-old mother, pretend robbing as a prank, gun with obliterated serial number?! WTF ... This just screams WHITE TRASH ... From Nony
Republican Values: AZ - Parents starve daughter for months - Phoenix - The parents of a 14-year-old Arizona girl who was victim to shocking abuse have been arrested, KSAZ-TV reported late Tuesday.A young girl who escaped from her appalling living conditions says her father and stepmother kept her locked in a room with no running water for about two months. From Nony
Our debt time bomb is ready to go ka-boom - Retire? You can fuggetaboutit if the new Global Debt Time Bomb is detonated by any one of 20 made-in-America trigger mechanisms.Yes, 20. And yes, any one can destroy your retirement because all 20 are inexorably linked, a house-of-cards, a circular firing squad destined to self-destruct, triggering the third great Wall Street meltdown of the 21st century, igniting the Great Depression II that George W. Bush, Ben Bernanke, Henry Paulson and now President Obama have simply delayed with their endless knee-jerk, debt-laden wars, stimulus bonanzas and bailouts. From Nony
AFP: New Orleans elects first white mayor in 32 years - New Orleans elected its first white mayor in 32 years, ushering in hopes of a new era in a city still trying to rebuild five years after Hurricane Katrina.Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu was elected to replace outgoing Mayor Ray Nagin, an African-American who led the city during the hurricane, but saw his popularity plunge over the slow pace of reconstruction. From Nony
Fox and Facts - Fox "News" and other, similar, Neocon media outlets continue their selective amnesia about Presidential administrations. First, one of the former Bush spokesmodels -- Dana Perino -- stated that there was no terrorist attack during the eight years Bush was in office, magically forgetting the tragedy of 9-11-2001. Naturally, that ridiculous statement went unchallenged as she was appearing on Fox "News" with Sean Hannity at the time. As they accuse Obama of avoiding the press (itself a flip-flop from Fox's previous admonishment that he was always seeking the cameras) they seem to forget that their own Favorite Son, George Dubya, failed to hold a presser for his first nine months in office, and then entered an extended press blackout from July of 2008 to January of 2009, a (gasp!) six month period during which he avoided even a single reporter's question. Darn those pesky facts that keep interfering with their "news" reporting. From Nony
Sting operation leads to 36 arrest warrants for cockfighting - The South Carolina Attorney Generalâs office announced the results of a year-long investigation into two cockfighting operations on Thursday that included three dozen arrest warrants.Attorney General Henry McMaster credited investigators with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in helping secure the arrest warrants on 36 people from Williamsburg and Lexington counties who are accused of being involved in cockfighting operations.
Red Necks in Red States ... what more needs be said? From Nony
China State Construction nets $100m US subway deal - "The new project, along with the $410-million Hamilton Bridge project and a $1.7-billion entertainment project it won earlier this year, signals China State Construction's ambition to tap the American construction market," said Li Zhirui, an industry analyst at First Capital Securities.
Bend over America, here come the Chinese From Nony
Belgian PM named as EU president - The European Union has selected a new president to chair EU summits and represent the bloc on the world stage, as well as a new foreign policy chief. The way was cleared by the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty by the Czech Republic. From Nony
Hasan Computer Reveals No Terror Ties - CBS News - A preliminary review of the computer of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the accused shooter in Thursday's rampage at Fort Hood in which 13 people were killed, has revealed no evidence of any connection to terror groups or conspirators, according to law enforcement officials. From Nony
Army officer convicted in death of father left to rot - Jurors in Louisiana have convicted a retired Army Reserve officer of manslaughter in the death of his 81-year-old father whose rotted body was found in a bedroom in their home.The jury took nearly three hours before it returned the conviction against 59-year-old Lon Adams of Metairie, who had been accused of starving and beating his father, Leroy Adams. Jefferson Parish prosecutors said Lon Adams threw his father's body onto his bed and left him for two years to rot
One of NeoCon's Red State Heroes illustrating Family Values! From Nony
Train misses drunken teen napping on track - "It was his unconscious state that saved him really, as he lay there completely still like a dead body," said a spokesman for the local police force, adding that the clearance under the train is only around 20 centimeters.According to the spokesman, the teenager was making his way back from the Saint Nolff music festival when he stopped to take a nap on the railway line.Roused by police and fire fighters who attended the scene, the young man gave a one-fingered salute before rolling over and going back to sleep. From cw
GOP's Disastrous Idea of a Republican Health-Care Proposal - Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, this week revealed a secret Republican plan that would end up eliminating all federal farm subsidies; closing down Yellowstone and Yosemite national parks; selling off the interstate highway system; and canceling Head Start, subsidized school lunches and the entire college loan program. From Nony
A fifth of European Union will be Muslim by 2005 - Telegraph - Last year, five per cent of the total population of the 27 EU countries was Muslim. But rising levels of immigration from Muslim countries and low birth rates among Europe's indigenous population mean that, by 2050, the figure will be 20 per cent, according to forecasts.Data gathered from various sources indicate that Britain, Spain and Holland will have an even higher proportion of Muslims in a shorter amount of time.
TG Daily - Game characters are too white, too male - Los Angeles, CA - Games developers are failing to reflect diversity, according to the first survey of game characters. Latinos are nearly invisible, and women and other groups are woefully underrepresented.Study leader Dmitri Williams, a social psychologist and assistant professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication looked at the top 150 games in a year across nine platforms and all rating levels, and weighted by each title's popularity. From THE TRUTH
America's thriving gossip magazines: Rags to riches - FOR seven of the past eight weeks the front cover of Us Weekly magazine has featured salacious stories about Jon and Kate Gosselin. The Gosselins, who have eight children including sextuplets, are the stars of an obscure American reality-TV programme that briefly became the most watched show on cable. Sensing a surge of interest, other celebrity magazines have piled in with reports of marital disharmony. Even in a recession, tittle-tattle sells.Buoyed by recession-resistant food, pharmaceutical and shampoo advertisements, gossip magazines have lost fewer advertising pages in the past year than business or news magazines, according to a tally by Mediaweek. The two biggest, People and Us Weekly, each sold more copies last year than they did in 2001. In a world of fragmenting audiences they boast an enormous reach. Fully 43m Americans, about two-thirds of them women, flick through a copy of People each week From danomil
Right-Wing Neocons Rooting For Ahmadinejad Win - American neoconservatives have often used the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to bolster their case for aggressive action against Iran. So the assumption might be that they would be rooting for Iranians to take care of the problem themselves by electing reformer Mir Hossein Mousavi in today's vote..Instead, they're rooting for the anti-American bogeyman to stay in power From danomil
Rightists start anti-Obama campaign | Israel | Jerusalem Post - "Mr. Obama, we started demonstrating 16 years ago," said Rabbi Shalom Gold, the founder of Kehillat Zichron Ya'acov in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood, alluding to the early days of the Oslo Accords. "You were in your '30s and you probably didn't know the first thing about Eretz Yisrael... but we're part of God's divine plan, we're here and we're staying here!" "Be a friend of Israel, but even if you won't be, we have the greatest ally in the world," he said, pointing to the heavens. RELIGIOUS FANATICS ARE FANATICS NO MATTER WHAT RELIGION. NO GOD IN ANY REALM HAS GIVEN PERMISSION FOR REPRESSION OF THE INNOCENT, COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT AND STEALING OF LAND. UNGRATEFUL BASTARDS!!! STOP ALL U.S. AID TO ISRAEL!! LET THEIR GOD GIVE THEM MONEY AND ARMS! From danomil
Women Are Seen Bridging Gap in Science Opportunities - The prospects for women who are scientists and engineers at major research universities have improved, although women continue to face inequalities in salary and access to some other resources, a panel of the National Research Council concludes in a new report. From danomil
Blue collar males lose more ground | U.S. | Reuters - One statistic that stands out in America's recession-stung economy is the unemployment rate for adult men: in April for the second month in a row it surged ahead of the national average to 9.4 percent versus 8.9 percent for all workers. The jobless rate for adult women was 7.1 percent. From danomil
Key coral reefs 'could disappear' - The international conservation group WWF warns that 40% of reefs in the Coral Triangle have already been lost.The area is shared between Indonesia and five other South East Asian nations and is thought to contain 75% of the world's coral species.It is likened to the Amazon rainforest in terms of its biodiversity. D: Oh, are the Bushites and NeoCons of the world still in denial about climate change??? From danomil
She must have forgotten (yeah right) about these wheb she'd told reporters the previous set of photos were the only (semi)nude photos of her in existence.
Conclusion she's a liar, a fraud and an attention whore.
Since she's Biblically Correct, I presume these pics are safe for work LOL
Sink the Vandenberg - Vandenberg arrived in Key West on April 22, 2009. Crew is now at work cutting holes to admit water evenly and vent air when the ship is sunk. Underwater, the openings will enhance colonization by marine life. From danomil
8 Dead In N.C. Nursing Home Shooting - A gunman opened fire at a North Carolina nursing home Sunday morning, killing eight people and wounding several others, police said.The gunman was also injured before he was apprehended by police after the 10 a.m. shooting at Pinelake Health and Rehab in the town of Carthage, Carthage Police Chief Chris McKenzie told several television stations. A police officer was also hurt.
More proof that guns save lives! We need more nutters with guns! From Nony
Mom who reported for Army duty with her two children will be discharged - The North Carolina mother who reported for Army duty with her two young children will be discharged from the military, her attorney said Monday. Attorney Mark Waple of Fayetteville said it wasn't yet clear if Lisa Pagan would receive an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. It also wasn't certain when she would be discharged. From cw
WTF - Building size of WTC 7 burns but doesn't collapse! - It burned like a towering inferno turning the sky over Beijing's central business district (CBD) a bright red last night.The fire in the 44-storey Mandarin Oriental hotel beside the iconic headquarters of State broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) started around 8:30pm when the sky over the capital was aglow with fireworks. From Olga
Rape Scandal Plagues Hasidic Jews In Brooklyn - The mikvah is a bathhouse usually used by women for ritual cleansing. But in some Hasidic communities, like this one, fathers bring their young sons on Friday afternoons before Shabbat begins. Twenty-one years ago, when he was 7, Diangelo recalls going to the mikvah with his father to find the place packed with naked men and boys."And I was in the tub, and I had my back turned, and somebody raped me while I was in the water," he says. He takes a shaky breath. "And I didn't know what happened. I couldn't make sense of it, really." Proof Jews are perverts even today! From Magdalene
Virgin Mary image defaced again - An image of what believers see as the Virgin Mary has been defaced again, this time with demonic graffiti that has lingered for more than two weeks, police said early today. From Nony
There are No Contradictions in the Bible - For the poor misguided people on this website: Many people say that the Bible cannot be trusted because they believe that it contains contradictions. They ask "How can an all knowing, perfect God contradict Himself?" The answer is, He can't. And he doesn't. There are No contradictions in the Bible. There are many people who claim there are contradictions in the bible. But when you ask them for specific examples, they can not give you any. They will tell you that someone else told them there were contradictions, but they don't know of any themselves. From Magdalene
Porn industry seeks federal bailout - Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis said Wednesday they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment industry. From Olga
Europeans Happier than Americans - Europeans are a happy bunch.According to the World Happiness Map, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, and Iceland are the top four happiest countries in the world. Eleven of the top 20 countries most pleased with smiley face photothemselves in the world are in Europe.The US. is at 23
It's because most europeans aren't circumcized! From European
Illegal immigration declines as economy falters - WASHINGTON (AP) Illegal immigration, which has sparked political and social turmoil in communities across the nation, is on the wane, according to an independent report released Thursday. The number of illegal immigrants entering the United States has slowed significantly the past few years, falling below the number of those entering the country legally, according to the report by the Pew Hispanic Center, a Washington think tank. From CC
High winter heating bills may burn through wallets - Consumers may be enjoying some relief at the gasoline pump, but another energy shock likely is just around the corner.Winter bills for heating oil, natural gas and electricity are expected to soar to records, putting a renewed crimp on household budgets.Heating oil customers are forecast to see the biggest increases, according to the Energy Information Administration, the non-partisan statistical arm of the U.S. Energy Department. Heating oil users will pay $2,644 on average to heat their homes this winter, up 36.3% from last year. Homeowners with natural gas, the most popular heating source in the USA, will pay $1,059, a 23.8% increase, according to the EIA's early forecast. From Olga
Obama's brother is in Bracknell | The Sun |News|The Real Ame - HE may be living in a Bracknell council house, but soon he could be dining with his brother at the White House.The Sun was the first newspaper to track down and speak to Bernard Obama, 37.And he said of Democrat candidate Barack: âIâm very proud of my big brother. From cjdusa
Olmert visits Israeli nuclear site - Yahoo! News - JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert visited Israel's main nuclear reactor on Tuesday, setting off a round of commentaries in Israeli media about Israel's intentions toward Iran and its nuclear program. From cjdusa
Judge Advises Crime Victim To Arm Herself After Attack - General Sessions Court Judge Bob Moon said Friday that crime in Chattanooga "has become so rampant that it is no longer possible for the police department to protect our citizens."He told a woman who had been pulled from her car and beaten in the head that she or her mother needed to "purchase a weapon, obtain a gun permit and learn to protect yourself." The woman moved back in with her mother after the May 4 incident on E. 17th Street. From cjdusa
MONTANA GOVERNOR IS SITTING ON AN OIL MINE - Here's some very good news about oil that the manipulators on Wall Street don't want you to know: there could be as much as 40 billion barrels of crude lying untouched in eastern Montana.
Right now, the US Geological Service estimates that there are 4.3 billion barrels of recoverable oil in the Bakken region, which also reaches into North Dakota. From Roddy
The Lord OUR MaSter PuniShes thE SinnerS! - Powerful storms killed 22 people in three states over the weekend, including an Oklahoma mother who died while huddling over her child, authorities said. Her son survived with facial injuries. From George
Starbucks to slash U.S. store openings through 2011 - The company, which warned last week of the worst economic environment in its history, blamed the domestic housing crisis for a significant quarter-over-quarter deterioration in U.S. customer traffic and said it saw early signs of a potential traffic slowdown in the United Kingdom, which may be related to economic problems there.Chief Executive Howard Schultz, brought back in January to lead a turnaround of the company, continued to dismiss fears that Starbucks was overbuilt or that new competitors like McDonald's Corp (MCD.N: Quote, Profile, Research) were stealing customers with coffee drinks. From cw
Drought: Rivers Running Dry - Remember last fall when the city of Atlanta was said to be just weeks away from running dry? It's getting warm in the Southeast again, and Lake Lanier, which supplies water to parts of three states (Georgia, Alabama and Florida) is still down 13 feet from where it should be this time of year. Part of the fault lies with the Army Corps of Engineers, which regulates the outflow from the lake down the Chattahoochee River and sent billions of gallons into the Atlantic to protect the endangered sturgeon population, based on a plan that had not been updated since 1989. It also lost an additional 22 billion gallons, owing to a broken gauge. But the bigger problem is the lack of a coherent policy for collecting, conserving and using fresh water there, or in much of the rest of the United States, or, for that matter, the world. From danomil
Retailing Chains Caught in a Wave of Bankruptcies - Since last fall, eight mostly midsize chains as diverse as the furniture store Levitz and the electronics seller Sharper Image have filed for bankruptcy protection as they staggered under mounting debt and declining sales. From cw
City's worst laser attacks on aircraft - SIX aircraft flying into Sydney Airport have been hit in a co-ordinated attack by blinding green lights in what safety officials say is the city's worst laser attack. From cw
Terminal disgrace: Poor training and computer failings to bl - British Airways admitted that the Terminal 5 chaos is set to last into the weekend as the airline put its hands up to a string of blunders.The carrier is facing a wave of anger from holiday and business passengers who claim the shambolic launch of the Ł4.3billion facility is 'a national humiliation'.Some said they were "ashamed to be British" after fights broke out among passengers as BA announced it was cutting a fifth of its flights. From cjdusa
Ubiquitous 20th Century Brands That Will Disappear - Several brands which were extremely powerful during the last few decades are about to disappear. Many of them no longer drive big sales. Some are a part of companies that are in trouble. Some are part of industries which are falling apart. From CJDUSA
Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Map View - The Newseum displays these daily newspaper front pages in their original, unedited form. Some front pages may contain material that is objectionable to some visitors. Viewer discretion is advised. From Nony
The dirty secret of Fred Phelps? - Ya don't know me, but we got friends in common. This is about Phelps. He's not a right winger at all. He's part of a left wing conspiracy to make the public hate gay bashers. His goal is to make us that oppose gay marriage and the gay agenda look foolish. His actions paint us as tinfoil hat wearing lunatics, and if continues, people will see us the same way we see the wack jobs running around spouting off about UFOs and electronic voting fraud. From True Christian
Benazir Bhutto: US aid used to rig elections - On the day she was assassinated, Benazir Bhutto was due to meet two senior American politicians to show them a confidential report alleging that Pakistan's intelligence service was using US money to rig parliamentary elections, officials in her party said yesterday. From Nony
Next Year's News - January: After paying five billion dollars for The Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch will reduce the size of the paper by removing the facts. February: Responding to the controversy over the CIAs' waterboarding videotapes, President Bush will reaffirm his administration's opposition to videotaping. March: ... From Nony
Metal ring stuck on man's penis - FIREFIGHTERS were rushed in to cut off a metal ring which a red-faced man had got stuck on his penis.Doctors at Wigan Infirmary had tried without success to remove the large piece of metal, which appeared to have been cut off from the end of a pipe.They called in fire crews when it was feared the man would have to have his penis amputated as the ring cut off his blood supply. From Nony
US Army blames Israel for Iraq - ... From this, they have built up a massive dossier that shows very clearly that the driving force behind the Iraq invasion and now, the frenzy to attack Iran is purely Israeli. From Nony
State Spent $265K On Hawkins' Care - Nebraska spent $265,000 and four years trying to provide help to the 19-year-old who became the Westroads Mall shooter on Wednesday afternoon.Eight people were killed, in addition to the shooter, Robert A. Hawkins.Gov. Dave Heineman said Hawkins became a ward of the state on Sept. 17, 2002, but parental rights were not terminated and none of his siblings were state wards. Hawkins was terminated as a state ward on Aug. 24, 2006. From Nony
Bush Welcomes Gore to Oval Office - Talk about an inconvenient truth. Al Gore finally won his place in the Oval Office on Monday right next to George W. Bush. Forever linked by the closest and craziest presidential race in history, the two men were reunited by, of all things, White House tradition.Gore was among the 2007 Nobel Prize winners who were invited in for a photo and some chatter with the president; Gore got the recognition for his work on global warming.The two men stood next to other, sharing uncomfortable grins for photographers and reporters, who were quickly ushered in and out. From cw
Chavez warns Europeans not to side with US on Iran - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday urged Europe not to side with the United States over Iran's nuclear program, dismissing as a "big lie" U.S. concerns that the Tehran is trying to develop an atomic bomb.Chavez, a leftist firebrand who was in Iran on Monday and has compared U.S. President George W. Bush to the devil, said the accusations against Iran were part of a U.S. plot to take over Iran's oil fields. From Nony
Chavez warns Europeans not to side with US on Iran - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday urged Europe not to side with the United States over Iran's nuclear program, dismissing as a "big lie" U.S. concerns that the Tehran is trying to develop an atomic bomb.Chavez, a leftist firebrand who was in Iran on Monday and has compared U.S. President George W. Bush to the devil, said the accusations against Iran were part of a U.S. plot to take over Iran's oil fields. From Nony
US accused of torture - THE United States's willingness to resort to harsh interrogation techniques in its so-called war on terror undermined human rights and the international ban on torture, a United Nations spokesman says.Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on torture, said the US's standing and importance meant it was a model to other countries which queried why they were subject to scrutiny when the US resorted to measures witnessed at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib prison. From Nony
Fire ends teens' attempt to lose virginity - A TEENAGE couple having sex for the first time were interrupted when candles set fire to the girl's attic bedroom and forced them to flee naked from her parents' house, German daily Bild reported today. From Nony
UK blocks Israel arms deals | Jerusalem Post - The British government has blocked almost one third of British military exports to Israel this year, citing possible threats to regional stability and fears the equipment might facilitate human rights violations.
None of this seems to bother "God's Chosen President" aka G W Bush! From Nony
Pat Tillman Murdered? - Defense Department documents handed over to the Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act request raised the possibility that the âfriendly-fireâ death of soldier and former NFL player Pat Tillman amounted to a crime. Doctors examining Tillmanâs body after he was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators that the three bullet holes in his head appeared to have been fired by an M-16 from less than a dozen yards away rather than the 100 meters or so that the military has claimed. From Nony
Poll: Bush approval drops to low of 29% - WASHINGTON - Opposition to the Iraq war has reached a record high, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, a development likely to complicate President Bush's efforts to hold together Republican support as the Senate begins debate this week on Pentagon priorities.Bush's approval rating has reached a new low: 29% From Nony
Elizabeth Edwards vs. Ann Coulter - The wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards called into MSNBCâs âHardballâ on Tuesday to confront Ann Coulter on her personal attacks on her husband and family. Coulter, the controversial conservative commentator, appeared on an outdoor set with host Chris Matthews -- and also with dozens of supporters and detractors waiting to ask questions. But there was another person waiting to pose a question to Coulter: Elizabeth Edwards. From Nony
Tel Aviv: Saluting the National Erection - On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Israel's glorious victory in the 6 day war; To celebrate the ongoing screwing of the Palestinians by the occupation army and Israel's governments; And in worship of the generals who have shown us over and over that theirs is the biggest; We shall hold a march to salute and worship the national erection of the Zionist state. From Nony
Three shot dead at Missouri shopping center - A gunman already suspected of wounding a police officer shot and killed two people and wounded at least two others at a shopping center in Kansas City, Missouri, before being gunned down by police, authorities said Sunday."It appears that he came to the mall to shoot people," said Sgt. Tony Sanders, a Kansas City police spokesman. "Whether it was random or not we do not know."
In 5-Year Effort, Scant Evidence of Voter Fraud - Most of those charged have been Democrats, voting records show. Many of those charged by the Justice Department appear to have mistakenly filled out registration forms or misunderstood eligibility rules, a review of court records and interviews with prosecutors and defense lawyers show.---So much for Democrats being the "enlightened ones" And this comes from the NY Times... ok....MOAB--- From MOAB
India high-tech industry out of workers - At the heart of the sprawling corporate campus, in a hilltop building overlooking the immaculately shorn lawns, the sports fields and the hypermodern theater complex, young engineers crowd into a classroom. They are India's best and brightest, with stellar grades that launched them into a high-tech industry growing at more than 25 percent annually. And their topic of the day? Basic telephone skills.
Officers outgunned on U.S. border - Violence along the U.S.-Mexico border is undergoing what U.S. law-enforcement authorities call "an unprecedented surge," some of it fueled by weapons and ammunition purchased or stolen in the United States.
one of the side-effects of unregulated gun-trade From Nony
Afghan Anticorruption Chief Sold Heroin in Las Vegas in 87 - KABUL, Afghanistan, March 9 (AP) When the deal went down in Las Vegas, the seller was introduced only as Mr. E. In a room at Caesars Palace hotel, Mr. E exchanged a pound-and-a-half bag of heroin for $65,000 cash, unaware that the buyer was an undercover detective. The sting landed him in a Nevada state prison for nearly four years.
Twenty years later, Mr. E, whose real name is Izzatullah Wasifi, has a new job. He is the government of Afghanistans anticorruption chief. From Nony
Majority in Poll Favor Deadline For Iraq Pullout - With Congress preparing for renewed debate over President Bush's Iraq policies, a majority of Americans now support setting a deadline for withdrawing U.S. forces from the war-torn nation and support putting new conditions on the military that could limit the number of personnel available for duty there, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.Opposition to Bush's plan to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq remained strong. Two in three Americans registered their disapproval, with 56 percent saying they strongly object. The House recently passed a nonbinding resolution opposing the new deployments, but Republicans have blocked consideration of such a measure in the Senate. From Nony
More than 20 loud blasts rock southern Baghdad - BAGHDAD, Feb 24 (Reuters) - More than 20 loud explosions in quick succession rocked southern Baghdad on Saturday evening, Reuters witnesses said."The cause of the explosions ... earlier came from indirect fire landing into the red zone. At the moment we do not know where it is coming from," the U.S. military said in a statement, referring to the area outside the international Green Zone where most U.S. officials and Iraqi government offices are based.
Did somebody mention security crackdown? From SDFLKJ
Iraq: More nations plan pull-out - Denmark announced that it would withdraw its ground troops serving under British command in Basra, as other countries review their participation in the coalition force. From Nony
Syria and Iran vow unity against US - Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, his Iranian counterpart, have pledged to work together to confront US and Israeli "plots" in the Middle East. Al-Assad arrived in Iran for a two day visit aimed at bolstering robust ties, his second trip to the Islamic republic since Ahmadinejad took power in August 2005.
Good think it's on Aljazeera, so we can dismiss it as propaganda From Nony
Hershey to cut 1,500 jobs and build plant in Mexico - Hershey Co. (HSY.N: Quote, Profile , Research) will cut 1,500 jobs, or about 11 percent of its work force, and reduce the number of production lines it operates by more than a third as it spends up to $575 million to overhaul its manufacturing, the company said on Thursday.The largest U.S. chocolate maker also said it would outsource production of some products and would build a cost-efficient manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico.
Coming soon Americans sending money back home FROM Mexico!!!! From SDFLKJ
Questions arise about Iran bomb claims - The Bush administration struggled Tuesday to explain what it knows about alleged Iranian interference inIraq after the Pentagon's top general appeared to contradict a recently released military dossier on the subject. At issue was a weekend briefing in Baghdad at which three senior U.S. military officials said that the "highest levels" of the Iranian government had ordered the smuggling into Iraq of high-tech roadside bombs that have been killing American soldiers. From Nony
FBI Bedeviled By Disappearing Laptops - Three or four FBI laptop computers are lost or stolen each month and the agency is unable to say in many instances whether information on the machines is sensitive or classified, the Justice Department's inspector general said Monday. From Nony
Iraqi, U.S. Officials Detain Senior Health Minister - BAGHDAD, Feb. 8 -- Iraqi and U.S. officials detained a senior Health Ministry official accused of funneling millions of dollars to a violent militia group, according to the U.S. military and Iraqi minister of health.Health Minister Ali Hussein al-Shamari called the detention a "kidnapping" and criticized the way the officials took Hakim al-Zamili, one of his deputies.
Looks like one of the democratically elected Bush puppets doesn't want to play Bush's game anymore ... From SDFLKJ
Care for U.S. veterans could cost $662 bln - Medical costs for U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could range from $350 billion to $662 billion over the next 40 years, as soldiers survive injuries that would have killed them in past conflicts, according to a Harvard University study.Due to improvements in battlefield medicine and equipment, there are now about 16 "nonmortally wounded" soldiers for every death, far more than the 2.6 soldiers wounded per death in Vietnam, the study said, citing Department of Veterans' Affairs data.
Not to worry, the Bush administration will tell them to pay for their own health insurance. From Nony
Japan's FM calls US operation in Iraq 'naive - Japan's foreign minister has criticised the US occupation of Iraq as "very naive" and blamed it for spiralling unrest there, in another swipe at US tactics by the key Washington ally.Taro Aso said in Kyoto that then-US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld -- now replaced -- "started off the war, but the operation after the occupation was very naive." From Nony
Meth Addicts Demand Government Address Nation's Spider Menace - Following the tragic falling death of 32-year-old methamphetamine addict Phillip Diggs, who was reportedly attacked by spiders while scaling a large construction crane near Palo Alto, CA, thousands of outraged and confused meth addicts marched frenetically on Washington as part of a week of activities urging the federal government to address the nation's growing spider epidemic. From Roddy
2006 personal savings fall to 74-yr. low - People once again spent everything they made and then some last year, pushing the personal savings rate to the lowest level since the Great Depression more than seven decades ago.
Doing really great aren't we NeoCon! Not a dime left for savings! This year everybody in the red (exept that elusive 1% of the very rich who don't have to pay taxes anymore) From SDFLKJ
Iran discovers new onshore oil field - ran has discovered a new onshore oil field with an estimated reserve of two billion barrels, state-run television reported Thursday.Hassan Behbahani, an official of the National Iranian Southern Oil Fields Co., said the discovery was made at the Bangestan layer of the Ab-Teymour oil field, in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, reported the state TV and Dow Jones Newswires.
Another reason for Bush to meddle with Iran ... From Nony
2 U.S. Attorneys in Calif. quit, Bush forced them out. - Two U.S. Attorneys in California announced they are stepping down, as critics alleged political pressure from the Bush administration was pushing them and others out of their jobs.Kevin Ryan, chief federal prosecutor for the state's Northern District, and Carol Lam, who headed the state's Southern District, both announced Tuesday they would be leaving their positions.The two are among 11 top federal prosecutors who have resigned or announced their resignations since an obscure provision in the USA Patriot Act reauthorization last year enabled the U.S. attorney general to appoint replacements without Senate confirmation. From Nony