lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2009

Switzerland votes on minaret ban

Swiss voters go to the polls later to decide on a proposal to ban the building of minarets in their country.

A symbol of Islam.


4 Police Shot Dead In Coffee Shop Ambush Near Seattle

Four sheriff's deputies were fatally shot Sunday in what police described as an ambush in a coffee shop near Seattle.


Confessed Teen Killers Social Networking Hobbies Killing

Police say that 15-year-old Bustamante confessed to the gruesome murder of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, whose throat was slashed and who endured multiple stab wounds; that Bustamante planned the crime in advance; that she hid the body; and that, as the AP summarizes, she did it "without provocation because she wanted to know what it felt like."


domingo, 29 de noviembre de 2009

Crude Oil Prices Tumble Below 75 Per Barrel

Crude oil prices tumbled Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, falling to nearly $74 per barrel on doubts of a strong economic recovery...


sábado, 28 de noviembre de 2009

WSJcom Opinion Europe How to Forge a Consensus

The impression left by the Climategate emails is that the global warming game has been rigged from the start.


Palin Tricked By Comedian Again Says Canada Should

At a recent stop on her "Going Rogue" book tour, Sarah Palin told Canadian comedian Mary Walsh that Canada should get rid of its public health care system.


Obama Pushes Lobbyists Off Federal Advisory Boards

the President issued Executive Order 13490, which bars anyone appointed by the President who has been a federally-registered lobbyist within the past two years from working on particular matters or in the specific areas in which they lobbied or from serving in agencies they had lobbied.

The aspiration we are announcing today builds on this


viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2009

Toughguy John Bolton hiding under his bed

John Bolton and his comrades love to run around accusing anyone who doesn't want to wage more wars of being an "appeaser" and "surrendering" to Terrorists, but Bolton's cry here is the ultimate, definitive surrender: I'm too scared of the Terrorists to go about my normal life.


Iraqi government sets up YouTube channel

"The opening of Iraq Channel on YouTube through this institution, the National Center for Information, will be one of the methods that we will adopt to connect with people globally and show the situation developing in Iraq," he said.


British policing has lost its way says top officer

British policing has lost its way amid Government targets, initiatives and new laws, the chief of inspector of police has said.


The White Houses unprecedented use of unprecedented

It became clear early in his administration that Barack Obama's White House is addicted to the "unprecedented."


Bissell Subcontracts Lousy Labor Practices

Should companies like Bissell be allowed to deny any wrong doing because they've subcontracted the labor force that works in a factory they own? Is it really worth someone else's safety and rights to make cheaper steam cleaners and vacuums?


1 In 4 US Borrowers Have Negative Equity On Their Homes

First the good news: The number of Americans who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are actually worth is not as high as many thought.

In August, First American CoreLogic reported that about one third of U.S. borrowers had mortgages that could be called "underwater."


jueves, 26 de noviembre de 2009

The Hilarity never Ends Fox News to Go ErrorFree in 2010

The big chiefs at Fox News aren't happy at the string of high-profile lies they got caught telling recently, so they're going to start firing people who get caught in the future, because they hate having to admit mistakes. "That means we will start by going to air with only the most essential, basic, and manageable elements", so no Glenn then?

Source: free-in-2010

118 Days 12 Hours 54 Minutes

On June 21, reporter Maziar Bahari was rousted out of bed and taken to Tehran's notorious Evin prison " accused of being a spy for the CIA, MI6, Mossad ¦ and Newsweek!.

This is the story of his captivity"and of an Iran whose rampant paranoia underpins an ever more fractured regime. And they were even worried about "The Daily Show".


Obama US India Natural Allies In 21st Century

President Obama called India and the United States "natural allies" after a meeting Tuesday with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House, as the president hosts his first state visit.


Tidy songs

Andy Bland takes a look at Tidy Songs


Obama to unveil plan to add troops in Afghanistan

War-weary Americans will support more fighting in Afghanistan once they understand the perils of losing, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday, announcing he was ready to spell out war plans virtually sure to include tens of thousands more U.S. troops.


miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2009

5 Reasons Banks Dont Get It and a Few Banks That Do

Tired of being taken for granted by the people who hold your dough? Here's what a bank you could love might look like -- plus a few that are starting to get the right idea.


Tea Party Attacks Family Who Lost Daughter video

A group called the Chicago Tea Party Patriots publicly heckled a grieving family and suggested that the couple fabricated their tragic story.

At a town hall held by Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) on Nov. 14,, Dan and Midge Hough spoke about how they believed the death of their daughter-in-law and her unborn child were caused, in part, by a lack of heal


Goodbye jobs hello mom and dad

Faced with limited job options, many young adults are turning to an old standby to weather the recession: moving back in with mom and dad.


Another FOX News Flub Will Someone Get Fired Like Promised

A Fox News anchor reported inaccurately today that the public option is controversial because it will be paid for with tax payer money.

This lie has been debunked by reliable non-partisan analyst and is just a fact.


martes, 24 de noviembre de 2009

Viggo Mortensen on Glenn Beck Hes a dangerous idiot

Aragorn's politics are as sharp as the Andºril.

He disses Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and the Patriot Act.


Wave of Debt Payments Facing US Government

The low interest rates the U.S. has been paying on its colossal debt wont last forever as the government faces a payment shock down the road.


The Hockey Stick was never accurateand CRU knew it

The infamous "hockey stick" temperature graph purporting to show a runaway acceleration in global temperatures beginning in 1850 was never accurate--and the Climatic Research Unit knew it wasn't accurate when they published it.

A graph made from their own data tells the tale.


FoxNews Threatens Pink Slips Over Fibs Editing Errors

After a rash of mistakes and apologies over the past weeks, Fox News has sent a memo to employees announcing a new "zero tolerance" policy for on-screen errors.Fox has had three much-noticed errors in the past few weeks.

First, Sean Hannity used misleading footage to beef up attendance numbers at a Capitol Hill tea party rally ...


Jesse Jackson Slams Artur Davis WSJcom

The Wall Street Journal writes that liberals are more interested in identity politics than a color-blind society.

Jesse Jackson accused Alabama Congressman Artur Davis of selling out his race when he voted against the health-care bill.


Secret report Blair misled public throughout 2002

Tony Blair covered up British military plans for a full Iraq invasion throughout 2002, claiming at the time that Britain's objective was "disarmament, not regime change." This and many other damning details are revealed in hundreds of pages of secret government reports obtained by The Sunday Telegraph...


SARAH PALIN BOOK SIGNING Interviews with Supporters

power digger FTW


domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2009

Who leaked the Hadley CRU files and why

The anonymous tipster, whom many people initially assumed had "hacked" into the computers at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (repeatedly called the "Hadley Centre" by mistake), was probably an insider, seeking to expose certain sharp practices and unscientific methods of his bosses.


Who leaked the Hadley CRU files and why

The anonymous tipster, whom many people initially assumed had "hacked" into the computers at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (repeatedly called the "Hadley Centre" by mistake), was probably an insider, seeking to expose certain sharp practices and unscientific methods of his bosses.


Who leaked the Hadley CRU files and why

The anonymous tipster, whom many people initially assumed had "hacked" into the computers at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (repeatedly called the "Hadley Centre" by mistake), was probably an insider, seeking to expose certain sharp practices and unscientific methods of his bosses.


Who leaked the Hadley CRU files and why

The anonymous tipster, whom many people initially assumed had "hacked" into the computers at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (repeatedly called the "Hadley Centre" by mistake), was probably an insider, seeking to expose certain sharp practices and unscientific methods of his bosses.


Random Shooting Rampage On Resort Island Kills Five

A gunman went on a rampage on the Pacific resort island of Saipan Friday, first at a shooting range and then at a World War II historical site, killing four people and wounding six others before fatally shooting himself, officials said.


Random Shooting Rampage On Resort Island Kills Five

A gunman went on a rampage on the Pacific resort island of Saipan Friday, first at a shooting range and then at a World War II historical site, killing four people and wounding six others before fatally shooting himself, officials said.


Random Shooting Rampage On Resort Island Kills Five

A gunman went on a rampage on the Pacific resort island of Saipan Friday, first at a shooting range and then at a World War II historical site, killing four people and wounding six others before fatally shooting himself, officials said.


Landrieu Says Shell Back Democrats on Key Health

Democrat Landrieu said she would vote to move forward with debate on health-care legislation, as the chamber moved toward an evening vote on whether to bring the bill to the floor.

The support of at least one other centrist Democrat remained in doubt.


sábado, 21 de noviembre de 2009

Pay to play in Obamas Chicago DC

Obama is continuing a Washington tradition: Giving prized ambassadorships to big campaign donors.


Sarah Palin Flees Book Signing Wingnuts Yell At Leaving Bus

Angry crowd shouts at Sarah Palin at her book signing in Noblesville, Indiana on November 19, 2009 after Palin quits and refuses to sign books for around 300 families that spent about 3+ hours waiting in line.


48 trillion 4800000000000 INTEREST on US Debt

Here's a new way to think about the U.S. government's epic borrowing: More than half of the $9 trillion in debt that Uncle Sam is expected to build up over the next decade will be interest.

More than half. In fact, $4.8 trillion.


Hadley CRU hacked with release of hundreds of docs and email

The University of East Anglia's Hadley Climatic Research Centre appears to have suffered a security breach earlier today, when an unknown hacker apparently downloaded 1079 e-mails and 72 documents of various types and published them to an anonymous FTP server.

Much of this information is damning, and shows the Centre involved in sharp practices.


viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2009

At Least 19 Killed in Pakistan Courthouse Bombing

A suicide bomber killed 19 people Thursday outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan, the latest attack in an onslaught by Islamist militants fighting back against an army offensive in the nearby Afghan border region.....sometimes this news make me wonder why life is so cheap over there (t.t)


Health Bill CBO Score 849 Billion Over Next Decade

A preliminary Congressional Budget Office analysis of the Senate health care legislation finds that the bill will cost $849 billion over the next decade while covering 94 percent of eligible Americans, a Democratic leadership aide told reporters Wednesday afternoon.


FAA Computer Problem Causes Widespread Flight Dela

A computer glitch caused flight cancellations and delays across the U.S.

Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration and airlines said.


Senate Bill Weighs in at 2074 Pages

The House health reform bill was a mere 1,990 pages.

Not to be out done, the Senate introduces a monstrous 2,074 pages!


Techmemes Gabe Rivera Makes News Aggregation Profitable

Don't tell News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch, but technology news aggregator Techmeme is raking in profits.


GOP Blocks Freeze On Credit Card Interest Rate Hikes

Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic effort, led by CT Senator Chris Dodd, Wednesday to immediately freeze increases in credit card interest rates, fees and finance charges.


jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2009

Indonesian sex slave breaks her silence

People see me as a strong woman, Sunarsih says, but I was broken inside.

I was always crying but I don't want other people to see my cry. Sunarsih is not this woman's real name. She doesn't want her identity revealed. No one, not even her family, knows what happened to her. Her story starts 15 years ago, when she was just 17 years old.


600M spent on health care debate insurance for 45000

The pricetag to influence the health care debate in the halls of Congress has surpassed $600 million and is fast becoming a legislative record breaker.

The total spent on lobbyists, television ads and political donations is enough to pay the insurance tab for about 45,000 families a year.

Source: rss/money_topstories (Top Stories)&utm_content=Google Reade

Maersk Alabama repels 2nd pirate attack with guns

Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama on Wednesday for the second time in seven months, though private guards on board the U.S.-flagged ship repelled the attack with gunfire and a high-decibel noise device.


Army suicides on track to hit new record

Suicides in the US Army are headed to a new record this year but it remains unclear if repeated combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq are causing more soldiers to take their lives, a top general has said.


ShangriLa Caves Yield Treasures Skeletons

A treasure trove of Tibetan art and manuscripts uncovered in "sky high" Himalayan caves could be linked to the storybook paradise of Shangri-La, says the team that made the discovery.

The 15th-century religious texts and wall paintings were found in caves carved into sheer cliffs in the ancient kingdom of Mustang"today part of Nepal.


miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2009

Women banned from wearing trousers in Paris

Crazy law introduced in 1800 by Paris' police chief has survived repeated attempts to repeal it.


Senator Nick Xenophon Scientology a criminal organization

Independent Australian Senator Nick Xenophon has accused the Church of Scientology of being a criminal organization and its leader David Miscavige of being an abusive tyrant.


Iran Wants Neda Forgotten

Iran has complained to Britain's Oxford University over a scholarship program in memory of Neda Agha-Soltan, the young woman whose on-camera death during a protests earlier this year made her a global icon of Iranian opposition.


Growing Up bin Laden The Life Times of Osamas Son

In a new book, Osama bin Ladens fourth son, Omar, describes a father who always put jihad above family.


Nearly 15 percent of households dont get enough to eat

One in seven Americans struggles to get enough to eat, the government reported ....


martes, 17 de noviembre de 2009

In her memoir Palin says she doesnt believe in evolution

Palin talks about creationism, saying she didnt believe in the theory that human beings " thinking, loving beings " originated from fish that sprouted legs and crawled out of the sea or from monkeys who eventually swung down from the trees.


Obama Admin Slashed 60000 Jobs From Recent Stimulus Report

The Obama administration, under fire for inflating job growth from the $787 billion stimulus plan, slashed over 60,000 jobs from its most recent report on the program because companies had submitted "unrealistic data", according to a document obtained by ABC News.


domingo, 15 de noviembre de 2009

President Obama bows to emperor of Japan

TOKYO, Japan " Upon arriving at the Imperial Palace for a private lunch, President Obama shook the hand of Emperor Akihito and gave a bow.


Area Man Defends What He Imagines Constitution to Be

ESCONDIDO, CA -- Provoked by a presidential administration he believes is guilty of numerous transgressions, self-described American patriot Kyle Mortensen, 46, has become a vehement defender of ideas he seems to think are enshrined in the U.S.

Constitution and principles that brave men have fought and died for solely in his head.


sábado, 14 de noviembre de 2009

Abortion Amendment May Sink Health Care Bill

The Stupak-Pitts Amendment, barring private and public health insurance plans from offering abortions as part of basic coverage if they accept government subsidies, risks sinking the fragile health bill passed Saturday.

President Obama and numerous Democrats say they will not support its passage with the amendment included.


More in US Say Health Coverage Is Not Govt Responsibility

More Americans (50%) now believe it is not the governments responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage than think it is (47%).

This marks the first time this decade when a plurality has not favored mommy government.


Mexican City Pleads for UN Peacekeepers

Business groups in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez said Wednesday they are calling for United Nations peacekeepers to quell the drug-related violence that has given their city one of the highest homicide rates in the world.


Joe Biden First VP To Appear On Daily Show

Next Tuesday Joe Biden will be making his 6th appearance as a guest on the Daily Show. And the first appearance ever of a sitting Vice President.


Armistice Day Remembrances The Big Picture [Pics]

Last Wednesday was Armistice Day, when on the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month", in 1918, the armistice was signed for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front at the end of World War I.


After spending binge White House says it will focus on defi

Barack Obama plans to announce that he wants to focus extensively on cutting the federal deficit in 2010.

Lets see then, he needs to veto government take over of health care, cap and trade. He must lower taxes on everyone. Basically he needs to do the exact opposite of what he is now doing and if you believe he will do that you got some bad drugs.


Everyone in Britain could be given a personal carbon allowa

Everyone in Britain should have an annual carbon ration and be penalised if they use too much fuel, the head of the Environment Agency will say.


viernes, 13 de noviembre de 2009

The Fed bans overdraft fees on ATM and debitcard transactio

Flexing newfound muscle as consumer protector, the Federal Reserve today banned overdraft fees on automated teller machine and debit-card transactions unless consumers have actively opted for an overdraft protection service.


Feds move to seize 4 mosques tower linked to Iran

Federal prosecutors Thursday took steps to seize four U.S. mosques and a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by a nonprofit Muslim organization long suspected of being secretly controlled by the Iranian government.


Bissells Dirty Secret Workers Protest Bissell Warehouse

Employees at the Bissell warehouse near Joliet, arrived to work at 6am today only to be informed they were all fired, but not before they trained their replacements.


Boy Braves Frigid Cold and Polar bears

12 hours later rescued.


Medvedev calls for economy reform

President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia's old economic model no longer works, as he gives his state of the nation speech.


Hannity Jon Stewart Was Right VIDEO

Fox News's Sean Hannity responded to Jon Stewart Wednesday evening after the Daily Show host called out the network for using old footage from a larger September 12, 2009 "Tea Party" protest to illustrate a much smaller health care rally on Capitol Hill last week.


If Chuck Norris Were A Migrant

Chuck Norris can fix the broken U.S. migration system in 1 minute on Fox News.


jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2009

Blackwater Approved Iraqi Payments After Shootings

Former executives said it was unclear if the payoffs of about $1 million were made, but the goal was to hush criticism and buy support after 17 civilians were killed in 2007.


Stimulus jobs created in Mass wildly exaggerated Globe

While Massachusetts recipients of federal stimulus money collectively report 12,374 jobs saved or created, a Boston Globe review shows that number is wildly exaggerated.

Organizations that received stimulus money miscounted jobs, filed erroneous figures, or claimed jobs for work that has not yet started.


The quest to regain Egypts antiquities

There are many "stolen" antiquities on display in museums abroad which the Egyptian authorities want back, reports the BBC's Yolande Knell.


Trapped [Pic]

Cows and vehicles remained on a piece of land surrounded by floodwaters in the village of Jeram Perdas, Malaysia.

Hundreds of villagers were temporarily evacuated from the area due to flooding at the start of the annual monsoon season.


Three more drug advisers quit over David Nutt sacking

Three more scientists have resigned from the Government's drugs advisory body in the wake of the sacking of Professor David Nutt, its chairman.


miércoles, 11 de noviembre de 2009

Dissecting the Dollar ReDesign Project

With faith in the US dollar hitting new lows, some believe the solution lies not in politics, but in design.

But rather than merely arguing for a new-look dollar, The architect of the dollar redesign project turned to social media and the web for a solution.


DCarea sniper John Allen Muhammad executed

John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind of the sniper attacks that terrorized the nation's capital region for three weeks in October 2002, was executed Tuesday.


Fat People Now Illegal in Japan Should Be Easy to Catch

In Japan, being thin is the law! People there are fighting fat to comply with a government-imposed waistline standard, as well as to ward off dreaded "metabolic syndrome" -- a combination of health risks including stomach flab, high blood pressure and high cholesterol that can lead to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.


Obamas Afghan Plan About 40K More Troops CBS News

CBS Exclusive: Sources Say Force Will Grow to 100,000 - Nearly Filling Gen.

McChrystal's Request; Long-Term Stay Planned


Chinese Drywall Findings How Dangerous Is It Really

A multi-agency government task force was unable to establish a conclusive link between Chinese-made drywall and adverse health symptoms in home owners or corrosive effects on components of their homes.

The Chinese drywall contained elemental sulfur as well as higher concentrations of strontium, but not enough to pose a radiological health risk.


Hostage Situation Reported At Stissing Mountain High School

New York State police officials have confirmed that the Stissing Mountain High School in Pine Plains has been locked down due to some sort of hostage situation, CBS station WCBS-TV in New York reported.

Pine Plains is about 90 miles north of New York City.


martes, 10 de noviembre de 2009

Fort Hood Shooter Tried to Contact al Qaeda Terrorists Offi

U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

It is not known whether the intelligence agencies informed the Army that one of its officers was seeking to connect with su


CBS Marijuana Debate Legalizer Judge Vs Prohibitionist Guy

CBS News assembled a Point-Counterpoint debate on marijuana and drug laws between pro-legalization Superior Court Judge James Gray and the Drug Free America Foundation's David Evans. Gee, who do you think wins this one?


Court Hears Debate On Life Terms For Minors

The Supreme Court appeared divided Monday over whether sentencing teenagers to life in prison with no chance of parole is cruel and unusual punishment, especially if the crime doesn't involve a murder.


Teabaggers attack Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust, took issue with the Teabagger movement's disgusting comparisons of health care reform to Nazi death camps. The 'Baggers responded with typical class: "The jews need to clam up and accept the fact that they are in a Christian country." "This hollowcost thing is totally overblown by the jewish." Disgusting.


lunes, 9 de noviembre de 2009

Ida kills 54 in El Salvador heads for US Gulf Coast

A hurricane watch was issued Sunday for the U.S.

Gulf Coast as Hurricane Ida moved through the Yucatan Channel heading into Gulf waters, the National Hurricane Center said.



Truthout follows Saturday's debate in Congress over the historic health care vote.


domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2009

GOP Gone Wild As Unruly Republicans Silence Congresswomen

This morning, the House began consideration of the rule for debate of the House health care bill.

As the Democratic Womens Caucus took to the microphone on the House floor to offer their arguments for how the bill would benefit women, House Republicans " led by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) " repeatedly talked over, screamed, and shouted objections.


GOP Reps Pick Tea Party Rally Over NationalSecurity Votes

Several Republican members of Congress yesterday blew off close votes on the Patriot Act to attend Michele Bachmann's Tea Party rally against health-care reform.


Abortion Fight Erupts in Health Care Debate

Stupak tries to scuttle healthcare reform with wedge issue


sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2009

Michele Bachmann reveals her info sources

Yes, Bachmann's "wider background of knowledge" goes from the conservative blog RedState -- led by a guy whose idea of a brilliant political tactic is sending fake dog poop to a Democratic congressman


Undercover Narc and Judge Back Drug Legalization on Fox News

Retired undercover narcotics detective Jack Cole and Judge Andrew Napolitano discuss their support for legalizing drugs after spending careers sending countless drug offenders to jail.


Unemployment Rate Jumps to 102

The October unemployment rate has just been released and it has jumped to double digits at 10.2%, the worst rate since 1983.

Any higher unemployment rate would make this the worst recession since the Great Depression. So how is the Associated Press reporting the growing unemployment numbers? "The economy is rebounding." I kid you not.


Gunmen again target army officer in Pakistan

Gunmen on a motorcycle wounded a senior army officer and soldier in the Pakistani capital Friday, the third such attack in about two weeks as militants retaliate against a new military offensive along the Afghan border.


viernes, 6 de noviembre de 2009

AARP To Endorse House Health Care Bill

Officials are telling The Associated Press that AARP, the seniors lobby, will endorse the health care overhaul bill that House Democrats are preparing to take to the floor.


Fannie Mae Deed For Lease Program Will Let Thousands Rent

Thousands of borrowers on the verge of foreclosure will soon have the option of renting their homes from Fannie Mae, under a policy announced Thursday.

The government-controlled company, through its new "Deed for Lease" program, will allow borrowers to transfer ownership to Fannie Mae and sign a one-year lease.


UK diplomat CIA sent people to be raped with broken bottles

The CIA relied on intelligence based on torture in prisons in Uzbekistan, a place where widespread torture practices include raping suspects with broken bottles and boiling them alive, says a former British ambassador to the central Asian country.


Sarah Palins Unused Speeches Leaked

Two journalists have published the two speeches Sarah Palin was prepared to give, one a victory speech and one a concession.


China Bans Solitary Confinement for Internet Addicts CIO

China on Wednesday banned the use of physical punishment to treat Internet addiction after reports of beatings and at least one death in recent months at clinics for the condition around the country.


jueves, 5 de noviembre de 2009

Israeli Commandos Seize HezbollahBound Arms Ship

Israeli commandos seized a ship Wednesday that defense officials said was carrying hundreds of tons of weapons from Iran bound for...


Colorado ski town legalizes pot

The Colorado ski town of Breckenridge has voted overwhelmingly to legalize marijuana.


The Other Guy of Mount Everest

Sure, Sir Edmund Hillary got all the accolades for being the first to scale Everest.

But the locals celebrate someone else -- Tenzing Norgay, the sherpa who some say beat Hillary to the summit of the world's highest mountain.


V aims at Obamamania chicagotribunecom

Imagine this.

At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care.


miércoles, 4 de noviembre de 2009

Alan Grayson Money Bomb Nets 500k

Freshman Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) just raked in half a million dollars on a non-election year money bomb.

The fundraising effort was coordinated by ActBlue, and demonstrates the truth behind the ancient Latin proverb: fortune favors the bold.


How to vote from six feet under

In some states, even the recently deceased can cast a ballot.


Arizona Girl Dies After Her Father Ran Her Over In His Car

A 20-year-old woman from Iraq has died in an Arizona hospital, nearly two weeks after her father, police say, ran her over with a car because she had become "too Westernized."


NJCom Declares Republican Christie Wins Governor in NJ

Republican Chris Christie is declared the winner over incumbent Crozine in the Governor race in NJ.


CNN projects marijuana tax revenue for every US state

How much would legalizing marijuana help with state budget deficits? CNN breaks down the projected tax revenue for each state.


martes, 3 de noviembre de 2009

Sen David Vitter Confronted By Rape Victim Over Franken Vote

At a town hall meeting this past weekend, meanwhile, the Senator was confronted by a constituent who, after recounting her tale of being raped, demanded to know why he opposed Sen.

Al Franken's (D-Minn) amendment.


How Countries Spend Their Money MAP

World MAP illustrating percentages of total budgets allocated for Military, Healthcare and Education.


Saved or created Obama cant tell

White House officials announced Friday that they had counted exactly how many jobs were created or saved by recent stimulus spending: 640,329. So how many were saved and how many created? They dont know. They also don't know how many jobs were government and how many were private sector.


Heavy Diaper Use Key to Success in Upcycling Venture

Terracycle, the company that built an empire by turning worm poop into fertilizer and cookie wrappers into backpacks has set its sights used diaper packaging from Huggies.


Thailands fugitive former prime minister tweets on the run

Since fleeing Thailand last year, the self-exiled, billionaire ex-premier has zig-zagged the globe while stirring anti-establishment supporters from afar.

He has incessantly needled the ruling party through in-country proxies, sarcastic Tweet messages and Skype video calls, broadcast at political pep rallies that sometimes turn violent.


lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2009

CIT files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Lender CIT Group has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, in an effort to restructure its debt while trying to keep loans flowing to the thousands of mid-sized and small businesses.


domingo, 1 de noviembre de 2009

Federal Reserve Policy Audit Legislation Gutted Paul Says

Representative Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who has called for an end to the Federal Reserve, said legislation he introduced to audit monetary policy has been "gutted" while moving toward a possible vote in the Democratic-controlled House.


Ukraine Closes All Schools Cinemas Over Swine Flu

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Friday ordered a three-week closure of Ukraine's schools and cinemas in the toughest measures adopted yet to combat the swine flu virus in Europe.