Wednesday, March 30, 2011

China to warn girls about sugar daddies

Alarmed at the trend of Chinese college girls on the arms of older and married men, schools in south China are rolling out a crash course on how not to be a mistress.

Senate vote may end Obama's climate change ambitions

The US Senate is due to vote as early as Wednesday on measures that would strip the Obama Administration of its powers to act on climate change.

Arming Libya rebels not allowed by UN resolutions, legal experts warn US

The US is likely to be in breach of the UN security council's arms embargo on Libya if it sends weapons to the rebels, experts in international law have warned.

President Obama authorizes covert help for Libyan rebels

President Obama has signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations to aid the effort in Libya where rebels are in full retreat despite air support from U.S. and allied forces, a source tells ABC News.

Ohio town is taking the 'Easter' out of its annual egg hunt

As the White House prepares for its annual Easter Egg Roll -- a tradition dating back to 1878 -- some in the  community of Munson Township are asking if it's okay in Washington, how could the word "Easter" offend someone in this small rural community?

Harry Reid: Americans don't care about the Tea Party

As Republicans and Democrats continue their issues over the federal budget, Republicans are paying too much heeds to the Tea Party -- even though the rest of the nation has soured on the conservative movement, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid charged today.

PETA goes after men and world population with vasectomy

It's a two-fer: Get your animal companion fixed, and get yourself fixed too! Human overpopulation is crowding out animal life on the planet, and dog and at overpopulation is creating a euthanasia crisis that is crying shame.

Video: Cop-on-cop fight

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Four Palestinians arrested for alleged rape of young boy in central Israel for over two months

Four Palestinians who were working in Israel illegally were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting and raping a young boy in a central Israel city for over two months.

Diplomats discuss Libya's future as Italy plots Gaddafi's escape route

Efforts appear to be under way to offer Muammar Gaddafi a way of escape from Libya, with Italy saying it was trying to organize an African haven for him, and the US signaling it would not try to stop the dictator from leaving. 

US and Britain may arm Libya rebels if Gaddafi clings to power

At the end of a conference of Libya in London, Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, said for the first time that she believed arming rebel groups was legal under UN security council resolution 1973, passed two weeks ago, which also provided the legal justification for air strikes.

Iran video says Mahdi is near - Judgement Day and destruction of Israel predicted

A new video set to be released by the Iranian government and targeting Muslims all over the world, describes the latest Middle East troubles as a sing that the prophesied Mahdi, or Twelfth Imam, is near, heralding the End of Times or Judgement Day and the destruction of Israel. 

Reporters overhear Democrat Schumer's private conversation, plot against GOP

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Democratic Senate leadership, got on a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning without realizing the reporters were already listening in. 

"I always use extreme," Schumer said. "That is what the caucus instructed me to use."

"The main thrust is basically that we want to negotiate and we want to come up with a compromise but the Tea Party is pulling Boehner too far over to the right and so far over that there is no more fruitful negotiations."

French vegans in dock over baby's death

Two vegans who fed their 11-month-old daughter only mother's milk went on trial in northern France on Tuesday charged with neglect after their baby died suffering from vitamin deficiency. 

Reporter Scott Powers says Biden's staff kept him confined in a closet during posh fundriaser

A Florida newspaper reporter claims Biden's staffers placed him in a storage closet last week to keep him from chatting up guests during a high-priced fundraiser.

Media Matter's war against Fox

The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of "guerrilla warfare and sabotage" aimed at the Fox News Channel.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sudan man forced to 'marry' goat

A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife" after he was caught having sex with the animal.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Anthony Weiner: Waiver might work for New York

Rep. Anthony Weiner said Wednesday he was looking into how a health law waiver might work for New York City. 

Weiner "looking into alternatives that might make more sense."

White House: Libya fight is not a war, it's 'kinetic military action'

In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Unions, Communists join force for April 4 protests

In the wake of changes to government employee unions' power in Wisconsin and elsewhere, The Communist Party USA is working in conjunction with national labor unions and other left wing political groups to organize in Madison, Wisconsin and across the nation on April 4th. 

Scott Marshall, Vice Chair of The Communist Party USA said his organization is working with the lies of, the SEIU, the AFL-CIO and others to make April 4th, the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a national day of action.

Nation of Islam looks to UFOs to save the world

It isn't often you hear about entire religious groups seriously interested in unidentified flying objects. But UFOs are what the Nation of Islam, led by the controversial Minister Louis Farrakhan, considers among its core beliefs. 

Summer of recovery, fall of recover, spring of recovery; U.S. home sales hit record low, outlook gloomy

Sales of new U.S. homes sank to a record low in February and prices were the weakest since December 2003, showing the housing market slide was deepening.

Congressman requests AG Holder investigate threat of economic terrorism

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting the Justice Department investigate the threat of economic terrorism posed by former SEIU executive.

Former SEIU director plotting to deliberately wage war on American capitalism in order to redistribute the nation's wealth

"It seems to me that we're in a moment where we need to figure out in a  much more, though direct action, much more concrete way how we really are trying to disrupt and create uncertainty for capital, for how corporations operate," Lerner said during the progressive conference last weekend in New York.

“We’re going to look at a week of civil disobedience, direct action all over the city, then we’ll roll into the JP Morgan shareholder meeting,” it said.

"Lerner was fired from SEIU last year for allegedly spending millions to create a plan like the one that is detailed on the tapes, reported Business Insider."

As for JP Morgan Chase, the voice said it “would be a really good company to hate.” In the next few weeks, he said that an “exciting campaign” is planned for the banking firm but added, “I don’t want to go into any details, because I don’t know which police agents are in the room.”

NATO to take control in Libya after US, UK and France reach agreement

Britain, France and the US have agreed that Nato will take over the military command of the no-fly zone over Libya in a move that represents a setback for Nicolas Sarkozy, who had hoped to diminish the role of the alliance. 

Four men slashed teacher's face and left him with fractured skill 'for teaching other religions to Muslim girls'

Four men launched a horrific attack on a teacher in which they slashed his face and left him with a fractured skull because they did not approve of him teaching religion to Muslim girls.

Biden demands impeachment, during bush era, silent during Obama

Barack Obama's presidency has entered a new, and possibly terminal, stage of crisis, as Vice Presidnet Joe Biden has called for his impeachment. 

"I made it clear to the President," a furious Biden declared, "that if he takes this nation to war without Congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him. That is a fact." Joe Biden

"I do believe that Congress should assert itself and make it very clear that there is no previous authority for the president, any president, to go into Libya." Nancy Pelosi

Lefty blogger exposes how political lies are spread over liberal blogosphere

If you frequent liberal blogs, you were likely under the impression this weekend that Minnesota state Republicans were trying to make it illegal for the poor to carry more than $20 in their pockets or handbags.

A small war is starting along Gaza border

What began as a local escalation is steadily transforming into a broader conflict that the sides will apparently have difficulty stopping.

Great military tactician Obama rules out 'land invasion' in Libya

President Barack Obama Wednesday categorically ruled out a land invasion to oust Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as coalition forces launched a fifth day of air strikes against government military targets in the North African nation.

Libya coalition mess and the end of NATO?

  • Tensions with Britain as Gates rebukes UK government over suggesting Gaddafi could be assassinated.
  • French propose a new political 'committee' to oversee operations
  • Germany pulls equipment out of NATO coalition over disagreement over campaign's direction
  • Italians accuse French of backing NATO in exchange for oil contracts
  • No-fly zone called into question after first wave of strikes 'neutralises' Libyan military machine
  • U.K. ministers say war could last '30 years'
  • Italy to 'take back control' of bases used by allies unless NATO leadership put in charge of the mission
  • Russians tell U.S. to stop bombing in order to protect civilians - calls bombing a 'crusade'

Dez Bryant kicked out of NorthPark for 'Pants on the ground'

Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant found himself at the wrong end of the law for not properly covering his hind end Saturday.

Border agents catch 13 illegal immigrants all wearing marine uniforms 'embroidered with the name Perez'

Border Patrol agents have caught 13 illegal immigrants wearing U.S. Marine uniforms at a checkpoint near San Diego.

US approaching insolvency, fix to be 'painful'

The United States in on a fiscal path towards insolvency and policymakers are at a "tipping point,' a Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

US Air Force F-15 crashes in Libya

The US military says an Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle has crashed in Libya but it was not show down. Vince Crawley, a spokesman for the African Command, says both crew members ejected and sustained minor injuries. 

Former Israel president Moshe Katsaw gets 7 years in jail for rape

Former President of the State of Israel Moshe Katsaw was sentenced to seven year in jail Tuesday, for after he had previously been found guilty of rape and other sexual offenses. 

Democrat McCaskill to pay back taxes on Aircraft

Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, said Monday that she had failed to pay about $287,000 in taxes on a private plane that had already caused her some political trouble.

Judge orders use of Islamic law in Tampa lawsuit over mosque leadership

The question of what law applies in any Florida courtroom usually comes down to two choices: federal or state. But Hillsborough Circuit Judge Richard Nielsen is being attacked by conservative bloggers after he ruled in a lawsuit March 3 that, to resolve one crucial issue in the case, he will consult a different source. "This case," the judge wrote, "will proceed under Ecclesiastical Islamic Law."

Hamas protests UN plans to teach Gazans about the Holocaust

The United Nations has launched a new plan to teach the Holocaust in Gaza schools, drawing fierce condemnation from Gaza's militant Hamas rulers, school teachers - and even the body tasked with peace negotiations with Israel. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Report: Iran's paramilitary launches cyber attack

Iranian hackers working for the powerful Revolutionary Guard's paramilitary Basij group have launched attacks on websites of the "enemies," a state-owned newspaper reported Monday in a rare acknowledgment from Iran that it's involved in cyber warfare.

US ambassador to Mexico quits amid WikiLeaks furor

The U.S. ambassador to Mexico resigned Saturday amid furor over a leaked diplomatic cable in which he complained about inefficiency and infighting among Mexican security forces in campaign against drug cartels. 

Anti-war protesters arrested near White House

More than 100 anti-war protesters, including the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, were arrested outside the White House in demonstrations marking the eight anniversary of the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

Bahrain king makes veiled charge against Iran

Bahrain's king blamed a foreign plot for his nation's week-long unrest, using veiled language Monday to accuse Iran of fomenting an uprising by the Shiite majority in the Sunni-ruled island kingdom.

AP Exclusive: Rebels want Gadhafi ousted, not dead

Libya's rebels want to drive Moammar Gaddafi from power and see him tried - not have killed, a European representative for the leading opposition group said in an interview Monday.

Some Kazakh motorists trumpet their love of sex

Traffic police in a southern Kazakhstan city have complained of a rising tide of motorists replacing their license plates with signs reading "I Love Sex."

Libya denies report of Gaddafi son's death

Media outlets affiliated with the Libyan opposition reported Monday that the son of Muammar Gaddafi, Khamis Gaddafi, was killed in a suicide attack on the Bab al-Azizia barracks in Tripoli. 

Gaddafi's son dies in hospital of burn wounds

One of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons died in a Tripoli hospital of suffering severe burn wounds, a German website reported on Monday.

Ahmadinejad: God has chosen my successor

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his replacement as Iranian president has already been chosen by God, a local website reported Saturday.

Helen Thomas to Playboy: White House in the pockets of the Israeli Lobbies

Helen Thomas, former dean of the White House Press Corps, reportedly told Playboy in an interview for their April issue that Jews have power over the White House and Congress, who are in the pockets of the Israeli lobbies.

Pelosi hospitalized in Rome after feeling unwell

US Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was hospitalized on Monday after feeling unwell during a visit to Rome, Italian news agencies said.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Veteran Washington Post reporter Shailagh Murray to join White House staff

Veteran political reporter Shailagh Murray is leaving the Washington Post to serve as communication director for Vice President Joe Biden.

Video: Fight on Brooklyn subway over spaghetti

Muslim cleric jailed for raping young boy

A Muslim cleric convicted of raping a young boy as he attended Islamic education lessons at his mosque has been jailed for 16 years.

U.S. denies report that considering strategic dialogue with Hezbollah

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor stressed the U.S.'s unwavering no-contact policy with Hezbollah, denying allegations otherwise reported in a Washington Post article published Friday.

Hamas-associated CAIR applauded by White House

White House officials have applauded advocacy efforts by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, even though top FBI managers refuse to meet its leader, the council has been judged by courts to have been associated with the Islamic terror group Hamas, and several of its employees and members have been jailed or expelled for jihadi-related terrorist offenses since 2001.

Obama to Gadhafi: comply with UN resolutions or face military action

U.S. President Barack Obama called on Libya leader Muammar Gadhafi to implement a cease-fire immediately and allow humanitarian assistance, urging world leaders to act in concert to end the atrocities in Libya as soon as possible.

CBO: Obama understates deficit by $2.3 trillion

A new assessment of President Barack Obama's budget released Friday says the White House underestimates future budget deficit by more than $2 trillion over the upcoming decade.

Survey: Immigration having more negative than positive effect

About half of Californians don't believe immigration has had a major impact on the state's quality of life, but those whose personal financial situation is deteriorating are most likely to see a negative effect, a new poll finds.

Activist judge blocks Wisconsin anti-union law

A wisconsin judge on Friday issued a temporary restraining order blocking the new state law that curbs collective bargaining rights for most public employees.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

State monitor orders Asbury's Barack Obama School closed

The state fiscal monitor who oversees financial operations in the school district Thursday morning ordered the closing of the Barack H. Obama Elementary School as of July 1.

Obama's long-lost relatives from Irish heritage not impressed at hearing ancestry

Two pensioners have discovered they are related to Barack Obama - and they're not happy about it.

U.N. okays military action on Libya; Gaddafi warns

The United Nations authorized military strikes to curb Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Thursday, hours after he threatened to storm the rebel bastion of Benghazi overnight, showing 'no mercy, no pity."

Hoodie-wearing gang of teens sought in savage anti-gay attack

A Brooklyn man was brutally beaten by a group of teenagers last month in what has been deemed a hate crime.

House passes symbolic bill stripping federal funding for NPR

In a largely symbolic move, the House today voted to block all federal funding for NPR, a week after the embattled public radio station found itself the subject of a conservative activist's sting that let to the ouster of its chief executive.

Gaddafi: Forces on way to Benghazi; We'll show no mercy

Hours before UNSC vote on a no-fly zone, Libyan leader tells rebels that armed forces plan on taking over their capital; country's Defense Ministry warns "we'll attack civilians, foreign targets if attacked."

2 high ranking ex-Democrats charged in fake tea party scheme

Two former high-ranking members of the Oakland County Democratic Party are facing various election corruption charges in a bogus tea party scheme, Oakland Country Prosecutor Jessica Cooper and County Sheriff  Michael Bouchard announced Wednesday.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

BBC 'wasting nearly £80m a year through poor staff management'

The BBC is wasting nearly £80m a year though poor management of under-performing staff and erroneously paying a salary top-up to thousands of employees who do not qualify for it, an internal report concluded.

Report: Iran recalls ambassador from Bahrain over over protest crackdown

Iran has recalled its ambassador from Bahrain in protest against the killing of Shi'ite Muslim demonstrators in the island state, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Wednesday. 

San Jose: Chief says cops shouldn't be involved in immigration enforcement

As some states like Utah look to put cops on the front lines of immigration enforcement, San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore and other prominent law enforcement officials warned Wednesday that using their shrinking pool of officers to target illegal immigrants is inefficient, costly and would make their cities more dangerous, not less.

Clinton: No interest in job if Obama wins in 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham clinton said Wednesday she does not want to stay in her job if President Barack Obama wins a second term in 2012.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Young leaders of Egypt's revolt snub Clinton in Cairo

A coalition of six youth groups that emerged from Egypt's revolution last month has refused to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who arrived in Cairo earlier today, in protest of the United State's strong support for former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who was ousted by the uprising.

Angry voters oust Republican Miami-Dade mayor in special vote over tax hike

Voters in Miami-Dade, one of the most populous U.S. counties, removed Mayor Carlos Alvarez from office in a special vote on Tuesday triggered by popular anger over a hike in property taxes

NHS needs to treat productivity issues

Despite increased resources, NHS productivity has fallen over the past 10 years, according to a report by parliament's public accounts committee.

"Since 2000 total NHS productivity fell by an average of 0.2% a year, and by an average of 1.4% a year in hospitals according to the Office for National Statistics."

"Government spending on the NHS increased by 70% from £60bn in 2000-01 to £102bn in 2010-11, with some 40% spent on services provided by acute and foundation hospitals."

Odd form of 'love' hormone found in some monkeys

The so-called "love and trust" hormone called oxytocin, originally discovered in the monogamous prairie vole, has been found in a n odd form in a monkey species.

Obama: Address long-term debt after spending deal

President Barack Obama says he and congress should address the nation's long-term fiscal condition after lawmakers complete a deal on spending for the current fiscal year.

Republicans block Jerry Brown's budget move saying voters are in no mood for taxes. Lawmakers engage in name-calling

It's the closest thing the modern West has to a saloon brawl say California political analysts. 

"With the California Republican annual convention coming this weekend, one hard-line conservative faction is introducing a resolution to censure any colleagues who vote to put additional taxes on a special election ballot. The resolution would label such colleagues “traitorous Republicans-in-name-only” and call for their resignations."

Aftershocks prompt fears of major quake near Tokyo

The patters of aftershocks appears to be shifting south toward the capital. Scientists say the temblors could transfer stress to nearby faults.

Obama looking for ways around congress on gun policy

Faced with a Congress hostile to even slight restriction of Second Amendment rights, the Obama administration is exploring potential changes to gun laws that can be secured strictly though executive action, administration officials say.

Wisconsin unions rush to get deals in place before new law takes effect

School boards and local governments across Wisconsin are rushing to reach agreements with unions before a new law takes effect that will remove their ability to collectively bargain over nearly all issues other than minimal salary increases.

Texas bank robber demands loot, shows 2 IDs

A hapless bank robber who abided by Dallas teller's request to provide two forms of identification before she could give him money is going to prison.

Video: UFO activity after Japan earthquake

Son charged with murdering mom with shovel

A man who was convicted last year of attempted murder for beating his 74-year-old mother with a shovel has now been charged with murder.

Conyers: Obamacare is 'platform' for creating single-payer system

Russian bomb squad called in to defuse sex toy

Anti-terrorist bomb squad experts were called to a post office in the northwest of Russia to make safe a package from which a strange ticking sound was coming, local police said Monday.

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