sábado, 30 de mayo de 2009

Prince Harry Asks When is This Supposed to be Finished

Prince Harry bowed his head in prayer at ground zero Friday, then toured the Sept. 11 attack site and shook New Yorkers' hands in his first official visit to the United States. "Big question -- when is this supposed to be finished?" the 24-year-old prince asked two officials showing him rebuilding plans of the World Trade Center site.


PA newspaper runs ad calling for assassination of Obama

A newspaper in Warren, Pennsylvania somehow allowed to let slip in an ad that called for Obama's assassination.


Drug Czars PotPotency Claims Go Up In Smoke

A newly released report about marijuana potency undermines previous claims by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) that the drug's potency has hit record highs.


Antigovernment activists putting down roots in NH

The Free Staters, as they are known, hope to lure thousands of like-minded souls to the state, with the goal of paring government to a bare minimum.


viernes, 29 de mayo de 2009

Abducted MomDaughter Found Not in Trunk but Disneyworld

A Pennsylvania woman who vanished after calling 911 to say she had been abducted and stuffed in the trunk of a car along with her young daughter apparently faked the abduction, booked a flight to Orlando, where she checked into a hotel under an alias and then took her daughter to visit Disneyworld.

Also in the investigation is a missing $300,000.


Mammoth Blue whale washes up in NZ

The dead mammal, which measures 21m in length, was discovered on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island near the remote Whanganui Inlet.


Power move by male students ruffles U of C

A group of University of Chicago students start the first student male advocacy group in the country.


In Venezuela hundreds march for press freedom

Hundreds of opponents of President Hugo Chavez marched in support of press freedom in Venezuela on Wednesday, two years after his government refused to renew the concession of an opposition-aligned television station.


jueves, 28 de mayo de 2009

The Video Shell Oil Desperately Doesnt Want You to See

For over 13 years, Shell has tried to stop a trial from taking place at which the company must answer to charges that it colluded with the Nigerian military to commit serious human rights abuses to quell peaceful resistance to its operations in Ogoni, including conspiring to bring about the execution of Ogoni leader Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 colleagues.


China warns Federal Reserve over printing money

China has warned a top member of the US Federal Reserve that it is increasingly disturbed by the Fed's direct purchase of US Treasury bonds.


Olbermann Mancow Interview Mancow Discusses Waterboarding

Keith Olbermann interviewed conservative radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller tonigh about his experience being waterboarded...

Mancow reaffirmed that the practice was indeed torture and said that his "psychological state" going into the experiment was that he was "laughing at it.


Climate conference sex boom

The global climate challenge may have been on the daytime agenda during the recent World Business Summit climate conference in Copenhagen, but in the evenings many businessmen, politicians and civil servants are reported to have availed themselves of the capitals prostitutes.


All Christians are Serial Killers

Im tired of ignoring the elephant in the room, so Ill just come out and say it.

Christians are corny, out of touch, lonely creepers who generally end up becoming murderers or rapists¦. At least thats what Hollywoods taught me.


Neocon oped We may have to kill war journalists

Former soldier Ralph Peters has carved out quite a niche for himself in the world of publishing.

His work regularly lands on the pages of The New York Post and has cropped up in USA Today. He's even a special contributor to Fox. But now that he's called for attacks on war reporters, Peters may find himself without much of media profile to speak of.


miércoles, 27 de mayo de 2009

TIME Looks at the Dangers of Printing Money

The Fed's doing it.

The Bank of England says it plans to do it, too. With printing money (or as they say today, "quantitative easing") back in fashion, TIME reflects on Germany's efforts in the 1920s " and the crisis that followed.


California high court upholds gay marriage ban but allows

California high court upholds gay marriage ban but allows existing same-sex marriages to stand.


Petraeus Endorses Obamas Plans To Close GITMO End Torture

"I think, on balance, that those moves help [us]," said the chief of U.S.

Central Command. "In fact, I have long been on record as having testified and also in helping write doctrine for interrogation techniques that are completely in line with the Geneva Convention. And as a division commander in Iraq in the early days...


Obama to name Sotomayor as Supreme Court pick

President Obama has chosen federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the U.S.

Supreme Court, two sources told CNN on Tuesday. No surprise here, she is the most incompetent radical choice he could have made. He doesn't want someone who upholds the constitution he wants someone who will fall into step with his socialist agenda. Stop her.


martes, 26 de mayo de 2009

North Korea conducts nuclear test

North Korea has staged a "successful" underground nuclear test, the state-run KCNA agency reports.


Former Senior Interrogator In Iraq Cheney Is Wrong

The former Vice President is confusing harshness with effectiveness.

An effective interrogation is one that yields useful, accurate intelligence, not one that is harsh. Our greatest success in this conflict was achieved without torture or abuse.


US Holds Journalist Without Charges in Iraq

Reuters cameraman Ibrahim Jassam has been held since September.

The U.S. military rejected a court order to release him, saying he is a 'high security threat.' No evidence has been presented. As Glenn Greenwald said: Are any of people protesting Iran's detention of Roxana Saberi protesting this?


Paulson Admits He Never Really Understood How It Worked

Mortgage-Backed Securities...

If you're supposed to watch over them but don't even understand the concept... True Incompetence.

http://consumerist.com/5268993/hank-paulson-admits-he-never-really-understood-how-mortgage backed-securities-worked

lunes, 25 de mayo de 2009

Pixar Pan in the Park How legendary Hollywood animators

Their incredible special effects have dazzled moviegoers in blockbusters from Toy Story to Spider-Man " now Hollywoods top animators have met their most ambitious challenge yet: transforming a tent in a London park into Peter Pans magical Neverland.


Liz Cheney Accidentally Lets The Truth Fly Dad Is Afrai

Liz Cheney, perhaps inadvertently, admitted that part of the reason we've seen Dick Cheney more in the last two months than we did in the eight years of the Bush administration is that he is very nervous that there will be investigations and prosecutions in his future


Everything you know about Iran is WRONG

They may not want the bomb.

And other unexpected truths. Fareed Zakaria writes "Everything you know about Iran is wrong, or atleast more complicated than you think. Take the bomb. The regime wants to be a nuclear power but could well be happy with a peaceful civilian program. What's the evidence?"


domingo, 24 de mayo de 2009

Verizon Pay up or die

A 62-year-old man was found unconscious and unresponsive Thursday morning during an intense search overnight.

Sheriff Williams said he attempted to use the mans cell phone signal to locate him, but the man was behind on his phone bill and the Verizon operator refused to connect the signal unless the sheriffs department agreed to pay the bill...


Facts and Myths About Obamas Preventive Detention Proposal

Is a system of indefinite detention with no charges a standard or radical idea?


Netherlands to close prisons for lack of criminals

OK any more questions over why it is better to stop the drug war?


MN Gov Pawlenty vetoes medical marijuana bill


Tim Pawlenty vetoed an emotionally charged proposal late Friday to allow terminally ill patients to use marijuana for medical purposes


Picture of US Soldiers Waterboarding Prisioner in Vietnam

This nasty tradition goes way back.


Conservative university bans Democratic club

As they say in conservative circles, freedom isnt free. Liberty, apparently, isnt liberating either. Liberty University " the largest evangelical university in the world " has revoked its recognition of the campus Democratic Party club.


Olbermann Donates 10K to Charity For Mancows Waterboarding

Last night on Countdown, Olbermann announced that he was rescinding the offer to Hannity, and instead giving $10,000 to charity following radio host Erich Mancow Mullers waterboarding attempt.

Olbermann promised to donate to the charity Veterans of Valor, founded by Sgt. Klay South, who administered the waterboarding to Muller.


sábado, 23 de mayo de 2009

Ventura Ill waterboard Hannity into saying Obama the best

After ripping George W.

Bush and expressing his desire to waterboard Dick Cheney, former governor Jesse Ventura continues his media storm...


Senate Votes to Block Release of Torture Photos for 5 Years

The hits keep coming. In an amendment to the $91 billion spending bill to fund the was the Senate voted to block the release of all post 9/11 detainee abuse photos for five years.

The language is aimed at preventing a court from ordering their release in response to a freedom of information lawsuit.


Once Masters Of Evil Politics Republicans Now Class Clowns

As a useful force in American politics, the Republicans have been dead for a while now.

But in the seven months since Sarah Palin's nomination, they have taken on an intriguing new role: providing much-needed comic relief during dark times, serving as the unofficial rodeo clowns of the Financial Crisis Era.


In Combat Great War Photos

In light of this Memorial Day weekend, check out a few breathtaking photos of soldiers in combat through the years.


Latino gang accused of targeting blacks near LA

A Latino street gang waged a racist campaign to eliminate the city's black residents through attempted murders and other crimes, according to federal racketeering indictments unsealed Thursday.


McCain on Cheneys torture speech

Yesterday on Fox News, McCain reiterated that waterboarding is not a new technique, and it is certainly torture. You hear it from al Qaeda operatives that when we torture people and it becomes public, then it helps them recruit, he said.


viernes, 22 de mayo de 2009

Jon Stewart Embarrasses Michael Steele on Gay Marriage

As Jon Stewart pointed out on last night's Daily Show, RNC Chairman Michael Steele is now opposing same-sex marriage on the grounds that it is somehow bad for small business.

Unless, you know, the small business is a bakery, florist, dressmaker, tuxedo rental, reception hall, print shop, photography studio, DJ, limousine service...


Rush Limbaughs race to the bottom

Bend over, grab your ankles and submit to a mind-blowing rundown of the radio bully's obsessive butt talk!


FBI Boss Loses Debate on Legalizing Marijuana

FBI director Robert Mueller gets humiliated while trying to defend marijuana prohibition at a congressional hearing.


Get Over It Conservatives SameSex Marriage Will Be Legal

...in all 50 states. Some day, people will look back with amazement and disdain that same-sex couples were denied a fundamental right for so long in America.


jueves, 21 de mayo de 2009

Banks pay back bailout and taxpayers STILL get screwed

Here's what happened: Old National Bancorp of Indiana, along with hundreds of other banks, essentially gave stock options to the government as part of the bailout.

The government now has options to buy stock in 579 banks. But many banks want to buy those warrants back. Problem is, no one knows exactly how much those warrants are worth.


Thousands beaten raped in Irish reform schools

DUBLIN " A fiercely debated, nine-year investigation into Ireland's Roman Catholic-run institutions says priests and nuns terrorized thousands of boys and girls in workhouse-style schools for decades " and government inspectors failed to stop the chronic beatings, rapes and humiliation.


Cops Beat Unconscious Man

Cops Beat Unconscious Man


Claims Graham Briefed in 01 and 02 About Spying Also Bogus

Like his recent disclosure about torture briefings, former Sen.

Bob Graham disclosed in 2005 that an intelligence document which claimed he was briefed about the Bush administrations domestic surveillance program on two dates in 2001 and 2002 were bogus when compared to his own records, which showed that no such briefings ever took place.


National Harbor Sells Land to Disney

The Peterson Companies announced today the sale of land at its National Harbor development near Washington, DC to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Disney is considering using the 15-acre site overlooking the Potomac River in National Harbor, MD as the location for a resort hotel for families and others visiting the National Capital Region.


Birmingham police beating videoScumbags off the street

Five Birmingham police officers have been fired for a January 2008 beating of an already-unconscious suspect with fists, feet and a billy club, a battering caught on videotape until a police officer turned off the patrol car camera, city and police officials said today.


miércoles, 20 de mayo de 2009

Medical Marijuana Is The Law Any Questions

US Supreme Court won't hear San Diego County's case against medical marijuana.


Jason Linkins Jesse Ventura Gets In The Ring With Sean Hann

Thanks to all the Media Monitors who highlighted last night's entertaining tilt between Sean Hannity and former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.

Hannity, didn't "want to go down the old road" last night with Ventura, who's made his antipathy for the Bush administration abundantly clear. So the Fox host instead pitched a segment of "new..


Blue collar males lose more ground in Great Recession

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.


Anatomy of a Myth Bidens Bunker Gaffe

Here's a classic example of an inaccurate story instantly gaining mythological status.


Breaking GM to be bought by the US Government

General Motors Corp's (GM.N) plan for a bankruptcy filing involves a quick sale of the company's healthy assets to a new company initially owned by the U.S. government, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.


Disabled man made to bark for YouTube

A MUCH-loved community helper with cerebral palsy had his bike stolen and has been the subject of humiliating online videos.


2 Firms Accused of Deceiving Consumers Seeking Debt Relief

The New York attorney general, Andrew M.

Cuomo, sued two large debt settlement firms Tuesday, saying they engaged in fraudulent and deceptive business practices and false advertising.


martes, 19 de mayo de 2009

NY Times Maureen Dowd Plagiarizes TPMs Josh Marshall

Nothing wrong with cutting and pasting as long as credit is given...As the post points out, Dowd was heavily involved in exposing Biden's plagiarism many years ago. Just thought it was interesting.


China ready to join US as world power

China's rise came at the G20 summit last month in London.

Hu Jintao, China's president, arrived at the head of the only major power still enjoying strong growth (expected to be 8% this year), backed by substantial financial reserves.


Supreme Court Hands Down Major Medical Marijuana Victory

The U.S.

Supreme Court handed medical marijuana patients and advocates a resounding victory on Monday, refusing to hear a case brought by San Diego County, which has long chafed at implementing statewide medical marijuana laws.


Biden Reveals Location of Secret VP Bunker Presidential Po

Vice President Joe Biden, well-known for his verbal gaffes, may have finally outdone himself, divulging potentially classified information meant to save the life of a sitting vice president.

According to a report, while recently attending the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, an annual event where powerful politicians and media elite get a chance


lunes, 18 de mayo de 2009

Happiness Is Being Old Male and Republican

Americans grow happier as they age, surveys find.

And a new PewResearch Center survey shows the tendency is holding up as the economytanks.Happiness is a complex thing. Past studies have found that happiness is partly inherited, that Republicans are happier than Democrats, and that old men tend to be happier than old women.


Happiness Is Being Old Male and Republican

Americans grow happier as they age, surveys find.

And a new PewResearch Center survey shows the tendency is holding up as the economytanks.Happiness is a complex thing. Past studies have found that happiness is partly inherited, that Republicans are happier than Democrats, and that old men tend to be happier than old women.


Happiness Is Being Old Male and Republican

Americans grow happier as they age, surveys find.

And a new PewResearch Center survey shows the tendency is holding up as the economytanks.Happiness is a complex thing. Past studies have found that happiness is partly inherited, that Republicans are happier than Democrats, and that old men tend to be happier than old women.


Happiness Is Being Old Male and Republican

Americans grow happier as they age, surveys find.

And a new PewResearch Center survey shows the tendency is holding up as the economytanks.Happiness is a complex thing. Past studies have found that happiness is partly inherited, that Republicans are happier than Democrats, and that old men tend to be happier than old women.


Marijuana and sin taxes

Were not at war with people in this country, said the czar, Gil Kerlikowske, who favors forcing people into treatment programs rather than jail cells.

Heres a better idea, Legalize drugs and then tax sales of them


Marijuana and sin taxes

Were not at war with people in this country, said the czar, Gil Kerlikowske, who favors forcing people into treatment programs rather than jail cells.

Heres a better idea, Legalize drugs and then tax sales of them


Fair and balanced Fox Nation shuts out progressive comment

Between May 1 and May 15, FoxNation.com linked to 15 newspaper op-eds and columns in its "Politics" section, but not one was from a progressive figure or presented a favorable view of the Obama administration.


Fair and balanced Fox Nation shuts out progressive comment

Between May 1 and May 15, FoxNation.com linked to 15 newspaper op-eds and columns in its "Politics" section, but not one was from a progressive figure or presented a favorable view of the Obama administration.


Fair and balanced Fox Nation shuts out progressive comment

Between May 1 and May 15, FoxNation.com linked to 15 newspaper op-eds and columns in its "Politics" section, but not one was from a progressive figure or presented a favorable view of the Obama administration.


Armed men storm Mexican prison free 53

Mexican authorities are searching for 53 inmates and a group of 20 armed men who freed them from a prison in central Mexico early Saturday.


Rumsfelds Administration Peers Speak Out Its not Pretty

Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has always answered his detractors by claiming that history will one day judge him kindly.

But as he waits for that day, a new group of critics"his administration peers"are suddenly speaking out for the first time. What theyre saying? It isnt pretty.


Obama Cant Turn the Page on Bush

Until there is true transparency, revelations of the unresolved eight-year nightmare will keep raining down drip by drip.


domingo, 17 de mayo de 2009

Pelosi says CIA lied on torture

The speaker of the US House of Representatives says she was misled by the CIA about the use of harsh methods during terror interrogations.


The GarofaGate Ambush Raw and Uncut Footage

Amazing how different something looks when you can see the full picture.


11 Year Old Girl Missing In 90 Seconds

Mikelle Biggs, 11, was alone for less than two minutes when she vanished on Jan. 2, 1999, waiting for an ice cream truck in a Mesa, Arizona neighborhood.

It would become the largest investigation in the Arizona's history.


sábado, 16 de mayo de 2009

Vatican forced to admit Pope was in Hitler Youth

Asked if he had been a member, he said: "At first we weren't, but when the compulsory Hitler Youth was introduced in 1941, my brother was obliged to join.

I was still too young, but later, as a seminarian, I was registered in the HY. As soon as I was out of the seminary, I never went back." | He also said he served on anti-aircraft batteries and...


Americas growing surveillance state

The Obama administration isn't just watching rightwing extremists.

It's watching us all " and we should all be concerned


For Explorer Scouts Good Deeds Have Whole New Meaning

Homeland Security trains 14-year-olds to shoot terrorists and conduct marijuana raids. I like shooting them, Cathy said.

I like the sound they make. It gets me excited.


911 77 UK Terror Laws May Be Scaled Back

UK Justice Minister Jack Straw today signaled that some of the terror laws enacted after 9/11 and 7/7 may be scaled back.

The announcement is the first indication that Labour ministers want to scale back counterterrorism laws, amid growing consensus that recent powers have gone too far.


Ending the War on Drugs The Moment is Now

The cost of the drug war -- both human and financial -- is far too high to allow politics to dictate the administration's actions.

Indeed, with all the budget cutting going on, how can anyone justify spending tens of billions of dollars a year on an unwinnable war against our own people?


viernes, 15 de mayo de 2009

US Navy Detains 17 on Suspected Pirate Mothership

The Navy said in a statement Thursday that Korean Destroyer ROKS Munmu the Great and the U.S. guided missile cruiser Gettysburg dispatched helicopters to aid Motor Vessel Amira after it came under attack.


Senate refuses to cap credit card interest rates at 15

Never mind that credit union interest rates are capped at 15 percent already.

The effort by Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, drew only 33 votes and needed 60. One-third of all credit card holders are paying interest above 20 percent and as high as 41 percent, but the banks own the Senate.


Cheney Stopped CIA Watchdog From Completing Torture Probe

Dick Cheney stopped CIA Inspector General John Helgerson from completing an investigation into the agencys use of torture against detainees, but the watchdog was still able to prepare a report that implicated CIA interrogators in three detainee deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq and referred eight criminal cases to the Justice Dept. for investigation.


Bilderbergers Meet In Greece Today Who Are they

From today until May 17, approximately 150 of the most influential members of the world's elite will be meeting behind closed doors at a hotel in Greece.

They are called the Bilderberg Group or the "Bilderbergers," and you have probably never heard of them.


Why do Liberals Hate Women

Not even Dick Cheney can incite the blood-curdling rage of liberals at the sight of a sexy Evangelical Christian.

Paula Jones, Katherine Harris, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and, most recently, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, have all come under a frenzy of attacks from liberals.Christians are supposed to be fat, balding sweaty little men with


jueves, 14 de mayo de 2009

One way to kill fire ants Turn them into headless zombies

Some researchers in Texas are trying an unusual approach to combat fire ants " parasitic flies that turn the pesky insects into zombies whose heads fall off.


Some GIs Forced To Steal Water In Iraq

Army Staff Sgt.

Dustin Robey says soldiers would throw up or pass out from dehydration. Desperate, Robey said he and his commander were reduced to stealing water from supplies stored at Baghdad International Airport. They found plenty, in the hands of civilian contractors who Robey claims were supposed to be distributing it to soldiers.


GM Driving Toward ChineseMade Cars For America

GM says it will be building more cars abroad after it completes its reorganization, inside or outside of Chapter 11.


Huge credit card company halts ALL new lending

Advanta Corp., the issuer of credit cards for small businesses, will halt new lending for its 1 million customers next month as the recession causes a surge in loan defaults. ...

Advanta said ... charge-offs, or uncollectible debt, reached 20 percent on some cards as of March 31. "We'll be shutting down accounts for future transaction activities,


Obama Not Releasing Photos of US Detainee Abuse

President Obama has decided not to release hundreds of photos potentially showing U.S. military personnel abusing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon because he believes they would endanger U.S. troops, and that the national security implications of such a release...


miércoles, 13 de mayo de 2009

Obamas Rich Donors Threaten over Closing Foreign Tax Havens

Offshore Banking Business: - A top Obama fundraiser and hedge fund manager said: "I'm appalled at the anti-Wall Street rhetoric.

It was OK on the campaign but now it's the real world. I'm surprised that Obama is turning out to be so left-wing. He's a real class warrior."


Cheney wants to Testify about Torture Let HIM

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is desperate to "Set the Record Straight" now that various classified memos on torture have been released - and might even Testify before Congress.

I think Congress should say - "Bring IT!!!"


Barack Obama and the carmakers an offer you cant refuse

It may be too late for Chryslers secured creditors and if GMs lenders cannot reach an agreement, they may face a similar fate.

That would establish a terrible precedent. Bankruptcy exists to sort legal claims on assets. If it becomes a tool of social policy, who will then lend to struggling firms in which the government has a political interest?


Refugee Crisis Clouds Pakistans AntiTaliban War

Previous Pakistani efforts against the militants have faltered on the military's overreliance on heavy-artillery barrages " a symptom of it being trained and equipped primarily for conventional warfare against India.

The inevitable civilian casualty toll from such operations has quickly eroded local support.


China marks earthquake anniversary

China on Tuesday marked the first anniversary of a devastating earthquake that left nearly 90,000 dead or missing one year ago in mountainous Sichuan province.


Ins Corps Kill SinglePayer well cut a whopping 15

That is the Insurance Corporation's Deal: Kill Single-Payer Health care and they''ll cut a whopping 1.5% of costs. But we all know what "cuts" mean to them - they're going to cut more "unnecessary" tests, "undesirable" patients, nursing positions, and so on... Never mind that single payer would save 3.5 trillion dollars.


martes, 12 de mayo de 2009

Student Wins Suit After Teacher Says Creationism Nonsense

The lawsuit cited more than 20 statements made by James Corbett during one day of class, all of which were recorded by Farnan, to support allegations of a broader teaching method that "favors irreligion over religion" and made Christian students feel uncomfortable.Wait till you hear this!


IG Report Waterboarding Not Efficacious or medically safe

A CIA inspector general's report from May 2004 that is set to be declassified by the Obama White House will almost certainly disprove claims that waterboarding was only used in controlled circumstances with effective results.


Star Trek has whopping 765 million opening

Star Trek beamed itself up to the top of the box office, earning $76.5 million in its opening weekend.


Hersh Children sodomized at Abu Ghraib on tape

After Donald Rumsfeld testified on the Hill about Abu Ghraib in May, there was talk of more photos and video in the Pentagon's custody more horrific than anything made public so far. "If these are released to the public, obviously it's going to make matters worse," Rumsfeld said.

Since then, the Washington Post has disclosed some new details ...


War on Drugs Clock How Much is Being Spent Every Second

A second-by-second ticking clock showing all the money that federal, state and local governments are spending enforcing America's failed and and dangerous drug prohibition policies. Also shows a new marijuana arrest ticking by every 38 seconds (for a total of almost 900,000 people a year).


APPentagon Official US Soldier Kills 5 Comrades

The five were killed in a shooting Monday at Camp Liberty near Baghdad International.

The toll was the highest for U.S. personnel in a single attack since April 10.....


lunes, 11 de mayo de 2009

Stop Red Light Running Exposed As Corporate Lobbying Group

The use of red light ticket cameras has spread to almost 300 cities across the United States.

The ticket camera promoters publicly proclaim that these cameras improve traffic safety. Privately they tout the cameras revenue generating potential to state and local officials.

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Brain surgery patient left in OR after doc noshow

One of the highest-paid doctors in New York refused to perform brain surgery on an already-anesthetized patient whose scheduled surgeon had failed to show up, and the state health department is investigating.


Obama The Republican Party Does Not Qualify For A Bailout

The White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner got underway Saturday night.

It's a chance for President Barack Obama to jab at the Washington establishment and perhaps chide his critics.


Senators Try to Block Release of New Detainee Abuse Photos

Two U.S.

Senators have called on President Obama to block the release of new detainee abuse photos at the end of the month saying in a letter sent to the White House last week that "no public good" will come from releasing the photos. "We urge you in the strongest possible terms to fight the release of these old pictures," the senators wrote.

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Internet to be allowed in exams

Danish A level students are likely to be able to use the Internet in their written exams if a test run later this year proves successful.


domingo, 10 de mayo de 2009

Santa Barbara fire consumes more homes

The fire has destroyed more than 2,800 acres, and at least 30,000 people are under evacuation orders.

Officials warned others to prepare to flee as erratic winds widened the Jesusita fire's path of destruction. Residents from Montecito to Goleta were on high alert....

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Record High Army Suicides Prompt Action

A U.S. soldier is now more likely than a civilian to take his own life, and the situation is getting worse, not better.

To combat suicides, the Army is taking new steps, such as using an interactive video game in which soldiers role play with an imaginary buddy in crisis. The Army has commissioned a $50 million study to help explain the rash of...

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sábado, 9 de mayo de 2009

School Pays 150k after a Boy is Stoned Scalped by Bully

A FIVE-year-old Queensland boy was scalped, stoned, hit and taunted in an atrocious case of schoolyard bullying - and the main perpetrator was the "buddy" charged with protecting him.

Get the low-down here:

Fed Board Chairman Resigns After Goldman Sachs Ties Surface

Stephen Friedman, Chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Banks board of directors and a current member of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.s board of directors, purchased Goldman shares in December and January.


Study Most Liberal States Are Least Free

According to a new study released by the Mercatus Center of George Mason University, some of the most liberal U.S. states rank lowest when it comes to personal freedom.

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Specter Gets A Chairmanship Afterall

Thanks to Sen.

Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) the new Democrat Arlen Specter will get the chairmanship of chairmanship of the Crime and Drugs Subcommittee of the Judiciary committee.

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One Flyover Photo Released Along With Office Director

The photo's here... and the director of the White House Military Office, Louis Caldera, has resigned, an administration official said Friday, two weeks after he authorized an Air Force One flyover of the Statue of Liberty that terrified thousands of people in New York City.

One photo released, along with one responsible resigner.


The Most Conservative States are the Most Locked Up States

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and within the United States, the top 7 states with the highest incarceration rates are all Southern states (Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina).

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viernes, 8 de mayo de 2009

Open Letter from Chief of Police to New Drug Czar

Congratulations on your confirmation as White House drug czar.

Bit of an irony, isn't it? Two Seattle police chiefs on opposite sides of the drug war? As the new czar, you are responsible for advising the president on drug control programs. I, on the other hand, as a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, am devoted to ending the drug war.

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What the rest of the world sees when we kill civilians

The Afghan president is in Washington DC for high level talks, but back in Afghanistan a deadly airstrike has once again killed scores of civilians.

The local governor of a small community in Wes...

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Sean Hannity Attacks Obama For Putting Mustard On His Burger

You know its a slow news day at Fox News when...

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Drew Peterson arrested in connection with murder of 3rd wife

Peterson will likely be charged in the death of Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in a dry bathtub in her home on March 1, 2004.


Man Beaten to a Pulp by Kids

A MAN says he was was beaten to a pulp by a gang of more than 20 children - some as young as eight - because he had no cigarettes to give them.

The full story is here:

jueves, 7 de mayo de 2009

Somali pirates seize German ship 11 crew

Somali pirates hijacked a German cargo ship carrying 11 crew in the Gulf of Aden, the latest seizure by high-seas bandits who are holding hundreds of merchant mariners hostage, officials said today.

The German-owned ship, the MV Victoria, was captured Tuesday afternoon 75 miles (120 kilometers) south of Yemen.

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Obama refuses to release publicity photos of AFO in NYC

The $328,835 snapshots of an Air Force One backup plane buzzing lower Manhattan last week will not be shown to the public, the White House said yesterday. "We have no plans to release them," an aide to President Obama told The Post, refusing to comment further.

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Maine Gay Marriage Legalized

Maine Governor John Baldacci signed Wednesday into law a bill legalizing gay marriage in the state.

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Scalia Owned by Students Flips Out

This is a story of conservative hypocrisy, unjustified anger, and hilarity.

It begins with a law school class project, and it ends with an epic FAIL on behalf of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Economix When Will Women Become a WorkForce Majority

The jobs report coming out this Friday will likely show that the female percentage of employment in March was greater than ever, after increasing sixteen consecutive months. It is possible that, for the first time in American history, women will make up a majority of the labor force late this summer, an economist writes.


Hidden Auschwitz message hailed as rare find

A note hidden in a bottle by Auschwitz prisoners 65 years ago in a desperate attempt to preserve a small piece of themselves was added Wednesday to the archives of the Polish state-run museum dedicated to the memory of the former Nazi death camp's victims.


Bush Official I Think Cheney Destroyed My AntiTorture Memo

Someone in the White House tried to deep-six Philip Zelikow's anti-torture memo.

You'll never guess who he thinks was behind it.


miércoles, 6 de mayo de 2009

Seal products banned in Europe

The European Union has been accused of "cultural imperialism" by Canadian Inuit hunters after Euro-MPs voted for a total ban on commercial trade in seal products.


Texas campuses may allow students to carry concealed weapons

Determined not to allow a repeat of the Virginia Tech massacre in Texas, sponsors of the bill insist that allowing responsible students and professors to secretly carry their weapons might deter a potential gunman from attacking a campus -- or stop one who decides to open fire.

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Homeless Man Jumps Into River To Save Teen

A homeless Winnipeg man is being hailed as a hero after pulling a teenager from the Red River, which is still swift and swollen from floodwaters.

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325m for 12 Years in Prison

Payout to Andrew Mallard for wrongful jailing

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SIBEL EDMONDS In Congress We TrustNot

The former FBI translator and whistleblower suggests blackmail may be at the heart of Congressional refusal to bring accountability and oversight to its own members - such as both Hastert and Harman - in matters of espionage and national security | Exclusive to The BRAD BLOG...


Hate Preachers Michael Savage Banned From UK

Anti-gay protesters, conservative US talk show hosts and other "hate preachers" are Persona non Grata as free speech is essentially banned in the UK.


martes, 5 de mayo de 2009

Ryan Grim Soldiers In Afghanistan Given Bibles Told To

A U.S. church raised money to send Bibles, printed in the Pashtu and Dari languages, to American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, a report on Al Jazeera documented Sunday night. It is against military rules to proselytize -- a regulation one of the soldiers filmed by the network readily acknowledged. "You cannot proselytize, but you can....

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Study Dog Food Tastes Just Like Pt CBS News

Some new organic dog foods taste as good as similar human foods, like liverwurst and duck liver mousse, according to a working paper circulated by the American Association of Wine Economists.

Although people do not enjoy eating dog food, they are also not able to distinguish its flavor from other meat-based products intended for human consumption

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China Military BuildUp Seems US Focused

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's build-up of sea and air military power funded by a strong economy appears aimed at the United States, the chairman of the U.S.

Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Monday.


Democrats drop funds to close Gitmo

House Democrats are refusing to pay for President Barack Obama's plan to relocate prisoners from the Guantanamo detention facility where enemy combatants are being held. No lawmaker wants the accused terrorists in their backyard.

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Why Do American Christians Approve Of Torture

A shocking new poll by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life reveals that the more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of prisoners. What in the world is going on?


NY Fed Chairman Illegally Holds Millions in Goldman Shares

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York shaped Washington's response to the financial crisis late last year buoyed Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Then Goldman received a $10 billion capital injection soon after. The NY Fed's chairman, Stephen Friedman, sat on Goldman's board and had a large holding in Goldman stock, in violation of Fed policy and the law

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Study reveals GovernmentBanker old boys network

Links between Government and the banking sector have been condemned in a new report that has uncovered the extent of the "old boys network" at the top of British public life.

The report warns the close relations between business and politics "lead to a conflict of interest at best and a suspension of critical faculties at worst".

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