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Browsing Archive: May, 2013

Children’s Network Launches Transsexual Superhero Show

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : US News 
The Hub, a network co-owned by Discovery and Hasbro, is trotting out its latest cartoon show, SheZow.

This show follows the adventures of a 12-year-old boy named Guy who uses a magic ring to transform himself into a crime-fighting girl. Yes, you read that correctly.

When Guy says the magic words – “You go girl!” – he becomes SheZow, wearing a purple skirt and cape, as well as pink gloves and white boots.

The chief executive of the Hub who greenlit this project is Margaret Loesch.






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Liberals Join Call For Holder to Be ‘Fired’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : US News 
One of the country’s most prominent liberal legal scholars called Wednesday for Attorney General Eric Holder to be “fired,” joining the growing list of left-leaning pundits slamming his department’s pursuit of journalists’ phone and email records.

Jonathan Turley, an attorney and law professor at George Washington University, hammered Holder in a USA Today column Wednesday. He charged that Holder has “supervised a comprehensive erosion of privacy rights, press freedom and due proce...

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Teacher Punished for Telling Kids About Constitutional Rights

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : US News 
An Illinois high school teacher was punished by a local school district after he warned students about the Constitutional rights before answering a school-mandated survey about emotional and at-risk behavior.

John Dryden, a social studies teacher at Batavia High School, was issued a formal reprimand and docked a day’s pay. The punishment was doled out during a closed-door school board meeting.

The controversy started when the school district directed students to complete a survey about at-ris...

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Kindergartener gets detention, forced to apologize for Lego gun the size of a quarter

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : US News 
Yet another student has landed in a heap of trouble for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun.

This time, the perpetrator was a six-year-old boy. The menacing weapon in question was a plastic Lego G.I. Joe gun roughly the size of a quarter, reports WGGB-TV.

The incident unfolded Friday morning on a school bus headed to Old Mill Pond Elementary School in Palmer, Mass. Another student on the bus spotted the Lego piece and promptly shouted to the dri...

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The White House Isn't Closed to Everyone

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : US News 
Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president’s Cabinet.

Obama officials who’ve visited the White House (As prepared by The Daily Caller)
Shulman’s extensive access to the White House first came to light during his testimony last week before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Shulman g...

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War Drums: Assad Vows To Strike Israel

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : World News 
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria displayed a new defiance in a television interview broadcast on Thursday, warning Israel and suggesting he had secured plenty of weapons from Russia as his civil-war opponents falter politically and Hezbollah fighters infuse force into his military campaign.

Mr. Assad spoke in an interview on Al-Manar television, which is owned by his ally Hezbollah, the powerful Lebanese Shiite militant group, further punctuating his message of growing confidence that he cou...

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The Department of Justice and homosexuality

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : US News 
The Department of Justice has been accused of religious intolerance and viewpoint discrimination after workers were sent an email directing them to verbally affirm homosexuality, according to a religious liberty law firm representing a DOJ whistleblower.

Liberty Counsel said DOJ employees were emailed a brochure called “LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers.” The brochure was created as a resource from DOJ Pride, an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and tran...

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Space station astronauts snap amazing photos of Alaskan volcanic eruption

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
Pavlof Volcano has been erupting for over a week, releasing a humongous plume of ash, steam, and smoke visible from the International Space Station. The eruption has quieted down, but seismic data suggests that it's not over.




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Syria reportedly receives Russian air defense missiles

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : World News 
BEIRUT –  The Syrian president has told Lebanon's Hezbollah-owned TV station that Damascus received the first shipment of Russian air defense missiles, according to remarks released by the station Thursday.

Bashar Assad's comment on the arrival of the long-range S-300 air defense missiles in Syria could further ratchet up tensions in the region and further undermine efforts to hold U.N.-sponsored talks with Syria's warring sides.

Israel's defense chief, Moshe Yaalon, said earlier this week th...

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New SARS-like virus is 'threat to the entire world'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
A French patient infected with a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS died Tuesday of the disease, which has killed half the people known to be infected and alarmed global health officials.

The novel coronavirus is related to SARS, which killed some 800 people in a global epidemic in 2003. Dr. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, singled out the illness in a speech on Monday in Geneva.

"We understand too little about this virus when viewed against the magnitude of its p...

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Letter sent to NYC Mayor Bloomberg tests positive for ricin

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : US News 
Anonymous letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the director of the organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in Washington, D.C., contained material that initially tested positive for ricin, according to NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne.

According to a police statement released Wednesday, the anonymous letters were opened in New York on Friday at the city's mail facility in Manhattan and in Washington on Sunday at an office used by Mayors Against Illegal Guns -- a n...

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Tea Party groups file lawsuit over IRS targeting

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : US News 
WASHINGTON –  A Washington advocacy group filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the IRS and top Obama administration officials on behalf of 25 Tea Party-related groups, marking the biggest lawsuit to date over the tax agency's practice of targeting conservatives for additional scrutiny.

The 29-page lawsuit named Attorney General Eric Holder, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and several IRS officials -- including Lois Lerner, the division director who refused to testify before Congress last week. ...

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Latest from Moscow on Syria

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : World News 
The choice is simple: a secular Syria or chaos


MOSCOW ( Pravda ) - Looking at Libya, we can see Syria. Looking at what the west did in Iraq, we can see what side not to choose; looking at the proliferation of western concentration camps from Abu Ghraib to Guantanamo Bay and hearing their hypocrisy about human rights and freedom, we can read between the lines. The choice is simple: a secular Syria or chaos.

Let the history of the first decade of this Millennium dispel once and for all the notion...

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Latest from Washington on Syria

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : World News 
US calls on Hezbollah to pull fighters out of Syria


WASHINGTON ( Reuters ) - The US State Department called on Lebanon's Hezbollah militia on Wednesday to withdraw its fighters from Syria immediately, saying their involvement on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad signaled a dangerous broadening of the war.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki condemned the declaration last weekend by the leader of the Lebanese guerrilla movement, Hasran Nasrallah. He confirmed his combatants were in Sy...

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Pair of Japanese melons go for $15,730 at auction

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : World News 
Two Yubari melons sold at auction in Japan on Friday for $15,730 (1.6 million yen). It marked one of the highest prices ever paid for the fruit, more than doubling the $6,000 a Japanese man paid for a 17-pound Densuke watermelon back in 2008. Although, the price was lower than the record $23,500 bid for a pair of Yubari cantaloupes also in 2008.

The 8.1 pound melons were auctioned at a high-end fruit sale in the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market in northern Hokkaido. The auction took place on t...

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Another beaver related death

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
The fisherman wanted his photo shot with a beaver. The beaver had other ideas: It attacked the 60-year-old man with razor-sharp teeth, slicing an artery and causing him to bleed to death.

It was the most serious in a string of beaver attacks on humans in Belarus, as the rodents have turned increasingly aggressive when confronted by humans after wandering near homes, shops and schools.

"The character of the wound was totally shocking for us medical professionals," recalled village doctor Leonty ...

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Is that a rat on Mars?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
Could this photo from NASA's Curiosity rover be the first evidence of life, let alone mammalian life on another planet? That's the question the author of this article, as well as the authors of dozens of other articles about this photo, desperately hopes is intriguing enough to solicit your advertising-dollar-generating clicks on this otherwise pointless news tidbit.

The “creature” was identified on the UFO Sightings Daily website, where its finder, Scott C Waring, held tight to his o...

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Massachusetts audit finds dead welfare recipients collecting millions of dollars

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : US News 
A state audit has revealed that Massachusetts has given out $18 million in “questionable public assistance benefits” in recent years, in cases that included the distribution of benefits to more than 1,160 people who were either dead or using the Social Security number of a deceased person.

In some cases, recipients began receiving benefits for the first time after their deaths.

The audit, issued Tuesday, covered cash, food stamps, and other benefits intended for low-income families, and fou...

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Muslim pop singer Omnia Hegazy tackles society’s rules, ‘nervous’ about her safety

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : Religious News 
LOS ANGELES –  Pop singer Omnia Hegazy isn’t one to keep quiet about inequities she sees in Muslim societies. The young artist is working to draw attention to issues in her homeland of Egypt that she says that many would rather ignore, while treading a fine line between critiquing her community and defending it.

The New York-raised recording artist said it was a recent visit to her home country that sparked songs which upset some of her friends.

“I have always been the person at the dinne...

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un has his own pop band

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : World News 
The Moranbong Band?

The state sanctioned group, commissioned by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sings songs like "Our Dear Leader," and "Let's Study!"

Moranbong is part of North Korea's renewed effort to introduce pop culture to the isolated nation while still controlling the message.

In a news article released by state-controlled North Korean media after the group's first performance, Kim Jong Un praised Moranbong and said the group "underscored the need to steadily develop traditional music i...

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A PERSONAL MESSAGE FOR YOU FROM ZULTAN

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Really? 

According to Zultan's calender, this week started May 26th.  That was two ( 2 ) days ago.  Zultan is sorry to inform you that you will be at least two ( 2 ) days late to everything for the remainder of this week.


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Monster Tornado Bennington, Kansas, 2 homes damaged and no injurys reported at this time

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
Two homes were heavily damaged by a tornado in Bennington, KS Today.  The tornado stayed on the ground for more than an hour.

Bennington is about 14 miles north of Salina and is in Ottawa County.





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Cargo train derails outside Baltimore

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : US News 
WHITE MARSH, Md. (AP) — An explosion after a cargo train derailed Tuesday in a Baltimore suburb rattled homes at least a half-mile away and collapsed nearby buildings, setting them on fire, officials and witnesses said.

The train went off the tracks at about 2 p.m. in White Marsh, about 10 miles northeast of Baltimore and a fire department spokeswoman said she did not know if there were any injuries. Hazmat teams were on the scene, Baltimore County Police and Fire said in a series of tweets....

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Kentucky high school graduation includes prayer, despite objections

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Religious News 
A Kentucky high school continued its tradition of having a student lead a prayer during graduation ceremonies, despite objections by at least six students.

Jonathan Hardwick, Class of 2013 president at Lincoln County High School in Stanford, was given a standing ovation after he delivered a prayer during Friday’s commencement, the Advocate-Messenger reported.

A video of Hardwick’s prayer quickly hit social media websites such as YouTube and Topix, according to the paper, with most online co...

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Chinese hackers steal U.S. weapons systems designs

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : World News 
Chinese hackers have gained access to designs of more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, a U.S. report said on Monday, as Australian media said Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints for Australia's new spy headquarters.

Citing a report prepared for the Defense Department by the Defense Science Board, the Washington Post said the compromised U.S. designs included those for combat aircraft and ships, as well as missile defenses vital for Europe, Asia and the Gulf.

Among the weapons ...

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Newborn baby found trapped in sewer pipe

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : World News 
BEIJING – A baby boy believed to be just days old was found in a sewer pipe in a bathroom in China last weekend.

According to local media, the startling discovery was made on Saturday in Jinhua City, Zhejiang province.

Firefighters were called to an apartment complex where residents said they could hear the baby’s cries through the pipes.

Emergency crews who arrived on the scene could see the baby’s head far down inside the toilet duct, but were unable to reach down far enough into the 4-i...

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Obama's Premises on Islamist Terrorism

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : US News 
The following is from Thursdays White House press conference:
 
“The best way to prevent violent extremism is to work with the Muslim American community — which has consistently rejected terrorism — to identify signs of radicalization and partner with law enforcement when an individual is drifting towards violence,” Obama said. “And these partnerships can only work when we recognize that Muslims are a fundamental part of the American family.”

When Obama was sworn into office in Janua...

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Flee! It's the termite apocalypse!

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : US News 
That's what residents of New Orleans must have been thinking when tens of thousands of swarming Formosan termites took over the city.

Stomach-churning pictures posted on social media show the bugs descending upon homes and cars, terrifying thousands of people.

The termites filled the skies across the southern US on Wednesday after a later than usual outbreak.

Formosan termites are not native to the US but snuck in from the Far East, probably in shipping crates.





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Passenger tried to open exit door on Oregon flight, FBI says

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : US News 
PORTLAND, Ore. –  A passenger on a commercial flight from Alaska to Oregon was arrested Monday after witnesses say he tried to open an emergency exit during the plane's descent and other passengers had to help restrain him using shoelaces and seat-belt extensions.

Passengers and crew aboard the Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Portland told investigators that 23-year-old Alexander Michael Herrera made "unusual statements" before trying to open the plane's door Monday morning.

Flight 1...

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Parking Tickets Issued On Wrecks While Stockholm Burns

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : World News 
For the past week, immigrant youths rioted in Sweden. Riots that included the breaking of windows, rock-throwing at police, destruction of property and burning of cars. Swedish police tell the Associated Press that some 220 crimes were reported to them during the violent rampage.

But instead of cracking down on the perpetrators, authorities were busy issuing parking tickets on cars that were burned by the rioters. The conservative Swedish news site Fria Tider reports that owners of some cars d...

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Visit to Mexico turns into nightmare for Phoenix family

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Local News 
Gary and Yanira Maldonado, who live near Phoenix, Ariz., traveled to Mexico last week to attend a family funeral. On their way back to the U.S. their bus was stopped at a military checkpoint where soldiers ordered all passengers off the bus.

Later soldiers told the couple that marijuana was found under her seat and the seat next to hers…and Yanira was arrested, KPHO-TV said.

Yanira’s brother, Brandon Klippel, said the couple were the only U.S. citizens on the bus – and if drugs were truly...

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Cameron to Launch Task Force to Stop Islamic Radicalization

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Religious News 
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron has reportedly decided on a new task force to stamp out Islamic extremism across the country. According to the UK Daily Mail:

The Prime Minister wants to stop extremist clerics using schools, colleges, prisons and mosques to spread their ‘poison’ and is to head a new Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Task Force (TERFOR) made up of senior Ministers, MI5, police and moderate religious leaders.

The high-powered group will study a number of meas...

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Judge Reduces Sentence of Sex Offender Teacher for Hypersexuality Disorder

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : US News 
A Virginia judge reduced the sentence of a high school teacher because she claimed she’d been diagnosed with a “hypersexuality” disorder.

On May 23, Campbell County Circuit Court Judge John T. Cook sentenced William Campbell High School teacher Kathleen Cawthorne, 32, to 11 years in jail. However, Judge Cook suspended all but four months of the sentence because he agreed that Cawthorne had a “debilitating” condition.





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Drone controlled by computer will be able to track and round up sheep and cows

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : World News 
LONDON - The bond between shepherds and their loyal sheepdogs is a rural image portrayed on television shows like the BBC’s One Man His Dog.

But now the face of hill farming may soon change forever with the introduction of a battery-powered airborne robot to track and round up flocks.

The drone, developed by Frenchman Marc-Alexandre Favier, costs a few hundred pounds and could eventually be controlled by smartphone.





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Memorial Day weekend violence erupts across city of Chicago

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : US News 
At least 19 people have been shot over the Memorial Day weekend, and six of them died.

The most recent victim was a man shot on the Near North Side just before 3 a.m. Sunday. Chicago police say the 42-year-old victim was shot in the head in the 1000-block of North Branch Street.

Another man died after he was shot in the head in a possible drive-by Saturday night in the 7300-block of South Dorchester.





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Drug tests for unemployment benefits approved

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : US News 
Workers who lose their jobs would have to clear a drug screening to qualify for unemployment compensation under a proposal approved by the Texas Legislature.

The changes approved Saturday would require laid-off workers to fill out state questionnaires. Answers considered suspicious would lead to drug tests. Workers who fail would lose their benefits.





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Meet America’s Oldest War Veteran

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : US News 
World War 2 veteran Richard Arvine Overton, who is 107-years-old and believed to be the oldest living American veteran, plans to spend his Memorial Day as he always does: smoking cigars on his front porch and drinking a little bit of whiskey.

Overton said he’ll likely spend the day on the porch of his East Austin home with a cigar nestled in his right hand, perhaps with a cup of whiskey-stiffened coffee nearby.





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Israel Launches Home Front Defense Drill

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 26, 2013, In : World News 
Israel launched on Sunday a national civil defense drill, which the army said will this year focus on the threat of unconventional weapons at a time of growing regional tensions.

"The threats against the Israeli home front have significantly increased in recent years," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting in remarks relayed by his office.

"Israel is the most threatened state in the world; it is under missile and rocket threat. We are prepared for...

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UK police arrest three more in terror probe after killing of soldier

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 26, 2013, In : World News 
LONDON –  British police on Saturday arrested three more suspects in connection with the savage killing of an off-duty soldier that has raised fresh concerns about terrorism.

Scotland Yard said counter-terrorism officers arrested two men, aged 24 and 28, at a residential address in southeast London. A third man, 21, was arrested separately on a London street at the same time.

Police said they used a stun gun on two of the suspects. All three were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit ...

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Entire US Government Run By Low Level Employees

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 26, 2013, In : Really? 
In a last minute press conference Saturday evening, President Obama announced that the entire nation has been run by a, “secret society of low level government employees” for the past few years. Janitors, secretaries, and even unpaid high school interns make up just some of the known members of this clandestine group. While little is currently known about the group, the White House has confirmed that they have been responsible for all of the Obama administration’s recent scandals, and p...
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Mind Control: World's first 3D printed object created using brain waves

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 26, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
A Chilean tech company has laid claim to creating the first physical object using the power of the mind.

George Lakowsky, the Chief Technical Officer for Thinker Thing, a self-described “creative group” successfully created the object using a brain-computer interface headset according to technology blog neurogadget.com.

Lakaowsky was able to use the interface to form a 3-D shape using his thoughts which were sent to a 3-D printer for fabrication of the object- a cluster of polygons that res...

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Area Student Arrested For Making A “Tornado in a Bottle”

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 26, 2013, In : Really? 
Tuesday afternoon, a local elementary school student, Peter Collins, was arrested for bringing a “tornado in a bottle” to school for the annual Denysin Elementary science fair. Authorities were alerted after it was reported that a student had what appeared to be an “atmospheric weapon of destruction” on school grounds.

The school was quickly evacuated, as the Denver bomb squad was called in to deal with collecting and neutralizing Collins’ second grade science fair project. Teachers ...

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Heavy rain turns deadly in San Antonio

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 26, 2013, In : US News 
The wet weather plaguing many parts of the U.S. this holiday weekend has turned fatal in sodden San Antonio.

Two people are dead and more than 100 were rescued Saturday after heavy rain pummeled the Texas city, causing flash flooding.

The majority of rescues were people trapped in their vehicles in low-lying areas of the city, San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove told NBC News.





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Seven injured in Missouri as trains collide, trigger highway bridge collapse

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 26, 2013, In : US News 
Two freight trains collided and derailed early Saturday in southeast Missouri, then triggered the collapse of a highway overpass when several rail cars struck a support pillar.

Seven people were injured, including two personnel on the trains and five individuals in cars on the overpass on Highway M near Scott City, about 120 miles south of St. Louis, NBC affiliate KSDK reported. All the injured were treated for minor injuries and released.

The collision occurred before dawn at a rail intersecti...

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Riots in Sweden raise questions about nation's egalitarian culture

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 25, 2013,
HUSBY, Sweden –  Sweden has long been a bastion of generous social welfare and an egalitarian political culture. So many people were shocked when scores of youths hurled rocks at police and set cars ablaze during rioting in several largely immigrant areas near Stockholm this week.

Few dispute that the violence was probably touched off by the fatal police shooting of an elderly man who had locked himself in an apartment wielding a knife. But some residents in the area accused police who respo...

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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to appeal ruling in racial profiling case

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : Local News 
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a federal judge's ruling that his agency systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.

Tim Casey, the lead attorney representing America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in the case, said an appeal of the finding that the agency racially profiles people was planned in the next 30 days.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in Phoeni...

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Could Detroit museum's collection be sold to cover city debts?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : US News 
Could the Detroit Institute of Arts’ billion dollar collection, including works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, be headed for the auction block to satisfy creditors of the financially troubled city?

Bill Nowling, a spokesman for state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr, told MyFOX Detroit, Orr is considering whether the collection should be considered city assets that could be sold to cover Detroit's long-term debt, estimated at more than $14 billion

Museum officials oppose the idea of a...

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Fighter Jets Escort Pakistan Airlines Passenger Plane in U.K. For Security Concerns

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : World News 
Fighter jets of the Royal Air Force escorted the re-route of a Pakistan International Airlines’ passenger plane destined for Manchester Airport in the U.K., according to Sky News.

The airline confirmed the diversion of the plane with 297 passengers was for security reasons. The plane was re-routed near York toward the North Sea and traveled south to Stansted, Sky News reported. It was confirmed that the aircraft landed at Stansted Airport, where two men were arrested on suspicion that they w...

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City to Remove Christian Crosses on Water Tower

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : Religious News 
A local resident, identified by KIDK-TV as Joe Cohea, recently took issue with the fact that the city’s tower was adorned with three crosses. While it’s unclear whether his angst is rooted in atheism, Cohea has certainly made known his views about the expression of religious sentiment on government property.

Worrying that the symbols gave an impression that Roberts favors Christians over other religious people, he took his concerns to city hall and to the American Civil Liberties Union (AC...

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America's Roads Being Turned Into A Revenue Generating Surveillance Grid

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : US News 
What do speed traps, parking tickets, toll roads, speed cameras and red light cameras all have in common? They are all major revenue sources for state and local governments. All over America today there are state and local governments that are drowning in debt.

Many have chosen to use "traffic enforcement" as a way to raise desperately needed revenue. According to the National Motorist Association, issuing speeding tickets raises somewhere between 4.5 billion and 6 billion dollars in the Unit...

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Comments On California Quake And Plate Movement

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
    Received by Steve Quayle:

    Something HUGE is going down….

    Just had Two 5.7 earthquakes just north of Sacramento near Lassen Volcanic National Park. Don’t normally post this kind of thing just giving you a heads up…

    All I can say is someone was given the word that California is about to get a big one. Moving their family out right now. They are in San Jose. Not someone who would joke around unless they knew something…

    I really don’t want to freak anyone out but this is...

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Massive Russian earthquake felt 4,000 miles from epicenter

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
MOSCOW — A powerful earthquake on Friday hit Russia's Far East with tremors felt as far away as Moscow, about 7,000 kilometers (4,400 miles) west of the epicenter.

Marina Kolomiyets, spokeswoman for Obninsk's seismic station of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told The Associated Press the epicenter was in the Sea of Okhotsk, east of the Russian coast and north of Japan. She said the quake registered 8.0 on the Richter scale.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude of 8.2. The epicent...

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Pope defends atheists: Atheists who do good are good, says Pope Francis

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : Religious News 
VATICAN CITY - Atheists should be seen as good people if they do good, Pope Francis said on Wednesday in his latest urging that people of all religions – or no religion – work together.

The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics made his comments in the homily of his morning Mass in his residence, a daily event where he speaks without prepared comments.

He told the story of a Catholic who asked a priest if even atheists had been redeemed by Jesus.

"Even them, everyone," the pope a...

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New Jersey officials say bar sold rubbing alcohol instead of scotch

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : US News 
TRENTON, N.J. –  At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water — and apparently not even clean water at that.

State officials provided those new details Thursday on raids they conducted a day earlier as part of a yearlong investigation dubbed Operation Swill.

Twenty-nine New Jersey bars and restaurants, including 13 TGI Fridays, were accused of substituting cheap booze — or worse —...

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5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern California

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
GREENVILLE, Calif. –  An earthquake in far northeastern California was felt by thousands of people as far away as San Francisco and in two other states, but there have been no reports of injury or serious damage.

The magnitude-5.7 quake broke dishes and shook mirrors when it struck at 8:47 p.m. Thursday, officials said.

It was centered near Greenville, about 25 miles southwest of Susanville in far northeastern California, said Rafael Abreu, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Nat...

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Thief Leaves $140 & Apology Note on Family’s Doorstep

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : US News 
A family living in Villa Hills, a city near Cincinnati, has an enviable backyard.  There are places to sit, beer on tap, and a small refrigerator stocked with drinks during the summer.

For years, Dee and Leo Samad have happily hosted friends and neighbors for dinner and beverages.  But there always seemed to be a bit more missing than what they gave out, they say.

Dee explained to local news stations that on a few occasions, her husband would say he had just put a fresh case of beer in the frid...

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Boy Scouts to Accept Openly Gay Members

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : US News 
In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted into the nation’s leading youth organization.

Gay adults will remain barred from serving as Scout leaders.

Of the local Scout leaders voting at their annual meeting in Texas, more than 60 percent supported the proposal.

Casting ballots were about 1,400 voting members of BSA’s National Council who were attending their ann...

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Official: Dead Boston bombings suspect involved in 2011 slayings

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : US News 
Deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in a 2011 gruesome triple homicide outside Boston along with a Chechen killed early Wednesday during a confrontation with the FBI and Massachusetts State Police in Orlando, Florida, a federal law enforcement official told CNN.

Ibragim Todashev, who died during the interview with authorities, not only confessed to his direct role in slashing the throats of three people in Waltham, Massachusetts, but also fingered Tsarnaev i...

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Obama’s speech a victory speech for terrorists?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : US News 
The senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said President Obama’s national security speech will be “viewed by terrorists as a victory.”

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.) made the remarks in a statement released moments after Obama’s speech. He focused his criticism on Obama’s plans to move toward closing the Guantanamo Bay detainee camp.

“We knew five years ago that closing Guantanamo was a bad idea and would not work,” Chambliss said. “Yet, today’s speech sends the m...

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Cars, drivers plunge into river after Wash. I-5 bridge collapse

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : US News 
Three people were rescued from water after a bridge along Interstate-5 in Washington State collapsed on Thursday evening, plunging cars into Skagit River below, according to Washington State Patrol.

The extent of the injuries for the three is unclear, but all were evaluated on scene and were transported to area hospitals, according to Marcus Deyerin of the Washington Incident Management Team. Authorities say they have no reason to believe any others are still in the river.

“I’m thankful the...

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After tornado, town rebuilt by going green

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : History In Current Events 
GREENSBURG, Kansas - On May 4, 2007, a monster tornado tore through this rural town, killing 11 people and leaving little more than empty slabs and stacks of debris. Greensburg, 109 miles west of Wichita in south-central Kansas, faced the daunting task of rebuilding from scratch.

 Like most residents, Greensburg City Administrator Steve Hewitt lost his home and everything he owned. But Hewitt believed the tornado had a silver lining, for it made this town of some 1,400 people regroup and reinv...

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NASA funds 3-D pizza (and chocolate) printer

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
Does computer-printed food conjure images of Star Trek's replicator? A prototype 3-D printer for food has already produced chocolate, but its designer has his sights set on pizza, which NASA hopes to feed to astronauts.

NASA hopes the technology may one day be used to feed astronauts on longer space missions, such as the roughly 520 days required for a manned flight to Mars. Manned missions to destinations deeper in the solar system would require food that can last an even longer amount of time.





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Drone strikes: Four American citizens killed in drone strikes

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : US News 
The US government has acknowledged the killing of four American citizens in Pakistan and Yemen as part of its drone attack program – one person intentionally and three others not specifically targeted but killed in strikes aimed at terrorist suspects.

The information comes in a letter to congressional leaders from Attorney General Eric Holder, reported Wednesday by several news organizations, first by The New York Times.

The news comes on the eve of a major speech President Obama is scheduled...

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Arab Mob Pelts Firefighters With Rocks as They Put Out Blaze

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : World News 
An Israeli firefighter was injured in an Arab riot in Jerusalem Thursday morning, as he sought to put out a fire. The fire had broken next to the Arab village of Issawiya, which is within the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem. A fire station is located close by, and a fire truck was dispatched to douse the blaze before it had a chance to spread too far.

The firefighters were greeted by a large mob of Arabs, who pelted them with stones and bricks. One firefighter was injured and was taken to Ha...

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Massive submerged structure stumps Israeli archaeologists

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
The massive circular structure appears to be an archaeologists dream: a recently discovered antiquity that could reveal secrets of ancient life in the Middle East and is just waiting to be excavated.

It's thousands of years old -- a conical, manmade behemoth weighing hundreds of tons, practically begging to be explored.

The problem is -- it's at the bottom of the biblical Sea of Galilee. For now, at least, Israeli researchers are left stranded on dry land, wondering what finds lurk below.

The mo...

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Protest march on D.C. with loaded weapons planned for July 4th

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : US News 
31-year-old former Marine and radio talk show host Adam Kokesh wants to lead armed demonstrators on a march across Memorial Bridge from Arlington National Cemetery around the Capitol, Supreme Court and the White House on July 4. Kokesh is calling on the thousands he hopes will join him (as of this writing, the count stands at 2,673) to march “with rifles loaded & slung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated & cower in submission to tyranny.”

Kokesh...

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Father and daughter rescue man who jumped off Golden Gate Bridge

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : US News 
SAN FRANCISCO –  A man who survived a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge was rescued by a sailing crew.

Scott Walecka told the Marin Independent Journal he was taking his 38-foot vessel to San Francisco around 2 p.m. Monday when his daughter saw the unidentified man jump. They heard a Coast Guard radio call for a jumper in the water moments later and sailed toward the man after spotting him underneath a California Highway Patrol helicopter.

Walecka, of Santa Cruz, said the man grabbed a life sli...

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Tyson Foods sends disaster-assistance truck to Oklahoma

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : US News 
A special mobile feeding unit created by Tyson Foods, Inc., to assist with disaster relief efforts is headed to Moore, Okla. with hot meals including 20,000 pounds of chicken, beef and pork.

The truck departed Tyson’s headquarters in Springdale, Ark. on Tuesday morning. ArkansasMatters.com reports crews aboard the truck will serve victims and volunteers in addition to providing tents, sanitation supplies and a Wi-Fi hot spot.





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Residents of Moore, Okla. are now returning to rubble after the tornado decimated the town Monday afternoon

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : US News 
The mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb that was devastated by a massive tornado Monday says he wants safe-room shelters built in all new homes.

Moore Mayor Glen Lewis, on Wednesday, said  he will propose an ordinance in the next couple of days at the Moore City Council that would modify building codes to require the construction of reinforced shelters in every new home in the town of 56,000.

Lewis says he is confident he'll get the four votes needed on the six-member council. The measure could b...

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North Korea sends 'special envoy' to China amid tension

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : World News 
PYONGYANG, North Korea –  After months of ignoring Chinese warnings to give up nuclear weapons, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a high-level confidant to Beijing on Wednesday, in a possible effort to mend strained ties with his country's most important ally and a sign that he may be giving diplomacy a chance.

The trip by Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, a senior Workers' Party official and the military's top political officer, is taking place as tensions ease somewhat on the Korean Peninsul...

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California judge to decide whether yoga is a religion

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : Religious News 
Is yoga a religion?

That's what a California judge must decide as a lawsuit regarding teaching yoga in public schools goes to trial.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of parents Stephen and Jennifer Sedlock, who contend that yoga is religious in nature and that opting out of the program in public schools would cost their children time that should be devoted to physical education, Fox5SanDiego.com reports.

Ashtanga yoga is currently offered in place of physical education in the Encinitas County sch...

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MUMS THE WORD

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : US News 
Lois Lerner, director of IRS division that targeted conservative groups, leaves House hearing after invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refusing to answer questions about agency scandal.




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Florida man killed by FBI agent reportedly had link to marathon bomber, triple murder

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : US News 
Ibragim Todashev, a former mixed martial arts fighter who was fatally shot by an FBI agent in Florida following a "violent confrontation" knew one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings and was being questioned about an unsolved triple homicide that may be linked to him, according to reports.

"The agent, along with other law enforcement personnel, were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by ...

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Israeli military chief issues stark warning after Syria, Israel trade fire across border

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : World News 
JERUSALEM –  Israeli and Syrian troops exchanged fire across their tense cease-fire line in the Golan Heights on Tuesday, prompting an Israeli threat that Syria's leader will "bear the consequences" of further escalation and raising new concerns that the civil war there could explode into a region-wide conflict.

The incident marked the first time the Syrian army has acknowledged firing intentionally at Israeli troops since the civil war erupted more than two years ago. President Bashar Assad...

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Sorry, but this story isn't quite over yet

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : Local News 
Jodi Arias told a jury Tuesday that she reconsidered her past statements on preferring the death penalty for her murder conviction, saying she hopes to contribute to society if allowed to live, by starting literacy, recycling and other programs in prison.

Arias addressed the jury in the penalty phase of her trial as the panel considers whether to sentence her to life in prison or execution.

"Life in prison is most appealing outcome I could think of," she said inside the Phoenix courtroom Tuesda...

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White House Suffering From Accute Irrelevance

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : US News 
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer says many things are 'irrelevant'.

Let's just sum this story up with a few recent headlines from various sources:

Law 'Irrelevant' to IRS Scandal, Says White House Adviser

Top Obama adviser claims where the president was on the night of the Benghazi attack is an “irrelevant fact”

White House adviser claims AP wiretapping scandal is 'irrelevant'

Obama Aide Says the Three Scandals are “Irrelevant”

I believe what we have here is a trifecta of irrelevanc...

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Hillary’s Benghazi ‘Scapegoat’ Speaks Out

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : US News 
Following the attack in Benghazi, Libya, senior State Department officials close to Hillary Clinton ordered the removal of a midlevel official who had no role in security decisions and has never been told the charges against him. He is now accusing Clinton’s team of scapegoating him for the failures that led to the death of four Americans last year.

Raymond Maxwell was placed on forced “administrative leave” after the State Department’s own internal investigation, conducted by an Admin...

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Crews search for survivors after massive twister strikes near Oklahoma City

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : US News 
The storm decimated scores of buildings in Moore, a community of 41,000 people about 10 miles south of Oklahoma City. Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.

“Our prayers are with the people of Oklahoma today,” President Barack Obama said in a Tuesday news conference, expressing gratitude for the residents and first responders who are assisting with the search and rescue efforts, and teachers who shie...

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FCC proposing to allow more sex and profanity during kids’ television viewing hours

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : US News 
If you thought that our television channels were already saturated with enough sex, vulgarity and profanity, you may want to brace yourself – the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing changes to its guidelines that would allow more racy content to infiltrate the small screen during hours when kids could tune in.

A public notice posted on the regulatory agency’s website last month said that FCC is launching a review that may end the prohibition of expletives and certain image...

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South Korea says North Korea fires sixth projectile into waters

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : World News 
SEOUL, South Korea –  North Korea continued firing short-range weapons over its own eastern waters Monday after a weekend of what it called "rocket launching tests" intended to bolster deterrence against enemy attack. South Korean officials were investigating exactly what it was that Pyongyang was testing.


          We received this photo of advanced N. Korean artillery from a confidential source


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Electrically Stimulating Brain May Improve Math Skills

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : Really? 
According to a new study, individuals who struggle with mathematics saw a notable increase in their ability to learn and retain arithmetic concepts when a mild current was sent into their brains by a pair of electrodes. What do you think?


“Finally, a practical solution                    “So, first you get your brain
to the inconvenience of                            shocked, then you get to
using a calculator.”                                    take a math test?
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The Economic Collapse That Is Sweeping Across The Planet

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : World News 
When is the economic collapse going to happen? Just open up your eyes and take a look around the globe. The next wave of the economic collapse may not have reached Wall Street yet, but it is already deeply affecting billions of lives all over the planet.

Much of Europe has already descended into a deep economic depression, very disturbing economic data is coming out of the second and third largest economies on the globe (China and Japan), and in most of the world economic inequality is growin...

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Hezbollah To Open New Front In Golan Heights

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : World News 
Iran has convinced Syria to allow Hezbollah to open a new front against Israel in the Golan Heights, the London-based Arabic-language newspaper al-Hayat reported Wednesday.

Tehran, seeking to prevent the fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government, asked Damascus if Hezbollah could set up a new military front against Israel in the Golan.

All Arabs and Muslims are requested to join the fight against Israel, Tehran said, according to Israel Radio.

The report comes a week after Hezbollah l...

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Oklahoma braces for more tornadoes, as severe storm system lingers

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : US News 
A mile-wide tornado moved through the Oklahoma City area Monday afternoon, flattening homes and commercial buildings in Moore, Okla. A storm system spawned several tornadoes, as forecast, Monday. There are no initial reports of injuries.

On Sunday, two people were killed and at least 21 people were injured after tornadoes ripped through central Oklahoma as part of a storm system moving northeast through the central portion of the US from Texas to Michigan. Forecasters confirm that a second ser...

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IRS Scandal Could Be a ‘Fatal Problem’ for Obama

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : US News 
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations could be “fatal” for the Obama administration if it turns out that anyone in the White House was aware of it.

Appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Krauthammer called the IRS situation “the one scandal that people have a visceral sense about” — it’s the one U.S. institution, besides the military, that can do very serious harm.

Going after conservative groups based...

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IRS Claims Release of Conservative Groups’ Confidential Info to Soros-Affiliated Media Outlet ‘Inadvertent and Unintentional’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : US News 
The Internal Revenue Service claims the disclosure of conservative groups’ confidential information to investigative journalism outfit ProPublica was “inadvertent and unintentional.”

After the IRS admitted to deliberately targeting conservative organizations that applied for tax-exempt status, ProPublica reported it had received nine still-pending applications as part of its request for information about 67 nonprofits last year. The pending applications should have remained confidential....

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C’est La Vie! Thousands of Wealthy French Taxed More Than They Earned

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : World News 
More than 8,000 French households were hit with tax bills that eclipsed their total income last year, according to Reuters.

Les Echos, citing Finance Ministry data, reported that the culprit was a single levy last year on 2011 incomes of more than 1.3 million euros ($1.67 million).

President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government imposed the tax surcharge last year to mitigate the impact of a rebate created by its conservative predecessor to cap individual taxation at 50 percent.

Les Echos r...

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Fine for destruction of ancient Mayan pyramid? $5,000

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 19, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
BELIZE CITY –  The penalty for the near-total destruction of one of the biggest Mayan pyramids in Belize -- which the government called "unforgivable" and left archaeologists speechless -- may leave conservationists speechless: just $5,000.

To avoid the fee, fingers are frantically pointing in the Caribbean country, with the owner of De' Mar's Stone Co., the road-building company that has been blamed for the incident, saying the landowner gave him permission to extract the material.





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Alaska volcano shoots lava hundreds of feet into air

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 19, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
Alaska's remote Pavlof Volcano was shooting lava hundreds of feet into the air, but its ash plume was thinning Saturday and no longer making it dangerous for airplanes to fly nearby.

A narrow ash plume extends a couple hundred miles southeast from the volcano, which is 625 miles southwest of Anchorage, said Geologist Chris Waythomas of the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

The eruption that began Monday seemed to be slowing on Saturday, but Waythomas said that could change at any time.

"Things could r...

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Burglars Force Homeowner Into Closet – And it Turns out Very, Very Poorly for Them

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 19, 2013, In : US News 
Three suspected burglars on Tuesday broke into Texas man’s home, beat him, and then forced him into an upstairs closet.

Luckily for the homeowner, his assailants made a ​huge ​mistake: they put him into same closet where he keeps his guns.

Houston Police Department Sgt. Jerry Brandon told an ABC affiliate the homeowner thought the three men had left his home after a few minutes and headed downstairs, firearm in hand.

This is where he confronted one of the burglars and exchanged fire, wound...

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States to get initial money from Japanese tsunami cleanup fund

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 18, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
JUNEAU, Alaska –  The five West Coast states affected by debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan are about to receive an initial $250,000 each from a $5 million gift from Japan for cleanup.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is distributing the money to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington and will allocate the remainder as additional needs arise. It's unclear how far the money will stretch for what some state officials and beach-cleaning groups expect to be a yea...

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"Big Brother" Is Big Business?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 18, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
The odds are you are not just a face in the crowd any longer. Even if your picture isn't plastered all over social networking and photo-sharing sites, facial recognition technology in public places is making it harder if not impossible to remain anonymous.

Lesley Stahl reports on the new ways this technology is being used that even has one of its inventors calling it too intrusive. Her 60 Minutes report will be broadcast Sunday, May 19 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Professor Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie...

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Carney to Piers: The Three Government Scandals This Week ‘Don’t Exist’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 18, 2013, In : US News 
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” Thursday night to answer questions related to the three separate scandals that have turned the federal government on its head over the last two weeks.

Carney’s answers summed up: There are no scandals.

“You’re concocting scandals that don’t exist,” Carney said, when show host Piers Morgan asked how the Obama administration would “restore the faith that some Americans have lost” in its transparency.

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Baby Dies After Man Allegedly Tricks Girlfriend Into Taking an Abortion Pill

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 18, 2013, In : US News 
A man in Tampa, Florida, is being accused of secretly slipping his girlfriend an abortion drug, an act that killed the couple’s unborn baby. The alleged details of the troubling story are ghastly.

Prosecutors claim that John Andrew Welden, 28, switched the label on an abortion pill bottle to make it look like Amoxicillin, a common antibiotic. After the woman, identified as 26-year-old Remee Lee, took the drug, she purportedly miscarried, reports The Tampa Tribune.

In March, Welden apparently ...

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Virgin birth? Anteater mom sparks a scientific debate

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 18, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
Is it a case of anteater virgin birth, a hormonal quirk or just some desperate hanky-panky? Whatever it is, Armani the anteater's surprising pregnancy has sparked a debate over what animals are capable of when it comes to sex.

The story unfolded at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Conn.: Last month, Armani gave birth to a cute baby pup named Archie. The only problem was, Archie wasn't supposed to exist.

Armani already had given birth last August to a female pup named Alice, ...

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60 injured, five critically, as trains collide in Connecticut

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 18, 2013,
Sixty people were injured, five of them critically, and rail traffic from New York to Boston was shut down after a Metro-North commuter train derailed and plowed into a second train Friday in Fairfield, Conn., Gov. Dan Malloy said.

An eastbound train derailed at 6:10 p.m. ET and struck a westbound train between the Fairfield and Bridgeport stations, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority official told NBC News.

"We have no reason to think it was anything other than an accident, but that has to...

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Remote Alaska volcano continues to erupt, with lava fountains, ash plumes

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 17, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
ANCHORAGE, Alaska –  A remote Alaska volcano continues to erupt, spewing lava and ash clouds.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory said Thursday a continuous cloud of ash, steam and gas from Pavlof Volcano has been seen 20,000 feet above sea level. The cloud was moving to the southeast Thursday.

John Power, the U.S. Geological Survey scientist in charge at the observatory, estimates the lava fountain rose several hundred feet into the air.

Onsite seismic instruments are picking up constant tremors f...

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Christian leader gunned down by Islamic militants in Nigeria

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 17, 2013, In : Religious News 
A Nigerian Christian leader was killed when suspected Muslim militants burst into his home and shot him, as the religious fighting in Africa’s most populous nation continues to worsen.

Two members of Islamic militant group Boko Haram shot Faye Pama Mysa, a Pentecostal pastor and secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, in his home Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The attack came just after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency because of ongoing attacks.





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Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left note inside boat

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 17, 2013, In : US News 
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly wrote a note taking responsibility for the attack, claiming it was retribution for Muslims in response to U.S. military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.

CBS News reports that the note — scrawled in marker on the interior wall of the boat in which Tsarnaev was eventually captured by police — characterized the bombing victims as “collateral damage” and will now be used in court.

“When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Mu...

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Second court invalidates Obama appointments to labor board

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 17, 2013, In : US News 
A national labor board which has long been accused of making union-friendly decisions was dealt another blow Thursday, after a second federal appeals court found President Obama exceeded his power when he bypassed the Senate to appoint its members.

The ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia once again threatened to upend the National Labor Relations Board's decisions. And it has the potential to stall the board entirely, as well as challenge other federal agencies tha...

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House votes to repeal ObamaCare in 229-125 vote

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : US News 
The Republican led house has voted, for the 37th time, to repeal President Obama’s health care law, even though GOP lawmakers know the Senate will not follow suit.

Democrats have called efforts to defund or partly scale back the Affordable Care Act a waste of time -- even an obsession.

But Republicans see a political advantage to keeping the pressure up as the administration tries to get all the moving parts of the law working in the next few months.

They're hoping that problems with its imple...

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Israeli police bar Jews, tourists from Jerusalem's holiest site after Palestinian protests

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : Religious News 
JERUSALEM –  Israeli police have temporarily barred Israeli Jews and tourists from entering a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem after Palestinian demonstrations.

Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the ban, announced Thursday, is a precaution.

On Wednesday, violence erupted as the Palestinians held an annual day of mourning and protests over the displacement over millions of Palestinians following Israel's creation in 1948. Police say Jewish worshippers inside the Old City were attacked during the ...

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ICE admits hundreds of illegal immigrants with criminal records released

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : Local News 
Hundreds of illegal immigrants with criminal records were released earlier this year as the Obama administration prepared for budget cuts, according to newly released data that challenged claims the program involved "low-risk" individuals.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement released the figures to two top senators, after a three-month delay and under the threat of congressional subpoenas.

Of the 2,226 detainees that were released in February, the department revealed, "622 have been identifie...

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President Obama's agenda jeopardized by scandals

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : US News 
Capitol Hill has never been especially hospitable to President Barack Obama and his legislative agenda.

It’s about to get a lot more unfriendly.

The practical impact of Obama’s scandal-laden spring is not only in the drumbeat of camera-ready hearings that could ensnare some of his top advisers. Now, some House Republicans — never particularly eager to compromise with the Democratic president — are beginning to write his legislative obituary.

“How do I negotiate with you? How do I belie...

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KFC smugglers bring buckets of chicken through Gaza tunnels

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : Really? 
Gaza tunnels, Gaza - For six years, Rafat Shororo longed for the taste of a KFC sandwich he had eaten in Egypt. This week, he got his finger lickin' fix at home in the Gaza Strip after a local delivery company managed to smuggle it from Egypt through underground tunnels.

"It has been a dream, and this company has made my dream come true," says Mr. Shororo, an accountant, as he receives his order from the delivery guy.

The al-Yamama company advertises its unorthodox new fast-food smuggling servi...

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Tea party investigation: Is the problem the IRS or the tax code?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : US News 
Washington - President Obama announced that acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller tendered his resignation on Tuesday, making a man who took the helm after the Internal Revenue Service had stopped targeting conservative groups the first casualty of the IRS’s misdeeds.

“It’s important to institute new leadership that can help restore confidence going forward,” Mr. Obama said.

But tax experts and campaign-finance analysts say the solution may be less in trying to dig out bad apples than i...

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6 dead, at least 14 missing as tornadoes rip through Texas

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : US News 
At least six people were killed and dozens more were injured as the year's deadliest tornado outbreak struck northern Texas late Wednesday, authorities said.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds told a news conference early Thursday that the death toll could grow as 14 people remained unaccounted for.

"It's definitely a nightmare," Deeds told reporters.

Granbury, a town of 8,000 about 65 miles southwest of Dallas, was perhaps the worst-hit area. Images of the town revealed leveled homes, badly damage...

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China Conducts Test of New Anti-Satellite Missile

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : World News 
China’s military on Monday conducted the first test of a new ground-launched anti-satellite missile that was fired into space and disguised as a space-exploration rocket, according to U.S. officials.

The test was carried out early Monday from the Xichang Space Launch center and was identified by officials as the new Dong Ning-2 ASAT missile.

The ASAT test comes a week after China protested the release of the Pentagon’s annual report on the Chinese military buildup that mentioned Beijing’s...

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Saudi Court Sentences Man To 300 Lashes, 6 Years In Prison For Helping Woman Convert To Christianity

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : Religious News 
A Lebanese man was sentenced to 300 lashes with a whip and six years in prison for his role in helping a Saudi woman convert to Christianity and flee the kingdom in the latest example of the religious intolerance that grips the region.

The court in the Eastern Saudi city of Khobar -- situated on the coast of the Persian Gulf -- also sentenced a Saudi man to two years in prison and 200 lashes for helping the young woman named Maryam -- who has been dubbed “the girl of Khobar” -- in her esca...

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See One Tea Party's Very Clever Response To The IRS

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : US News 
When Internal Revenue Service agents decided to target conservative groups with “unnecessary” information requests, they probably weren’t expecting Marion Bower, an Ohio woman who in 2010 founded her own Tea Party group.

“I was trying to be very cordial, but they wanted copies of unbelievable things,” the 68-year-old founder of American Patriots against Government Excess told ABC News Tuesday. “They wanted to know what materials we had discussed at any of our book studies.”

Yes, w...

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UN General Assembly approves nonbinding resolution calling for political transition in Syria

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : World News 
UNITED NATIONS –  The U.N. General Assembly has approved an Arab-backed resolution calling for a political transition in Syria and strongly condemning President Bashar Assad's regime for its escalating use of heavy weapons.

The resolution was adopted Wednesday by a vote of 107 to 12 with 59 abstentions.

The support was far lower than for the assembly's previous resolution last August denouncing Syria's crackdown on dissent.

That was approved by an overwhelming vote of 133-12 with 31 abstention...

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Cold War tactics? Russia claims it expelled another alleged American spy

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : World News 
MOSCOW –  Russian state television aired footage Wednesday from Russia's security services claiming that another alleged American spy was expelled earlier this year.

Russia on Tuesday ordered U.S. diplomat Ryan Fogle to leave the country after the security services claimed to have caught him red-handed trying to recruit a Russian agent in Moscow. The FSB, the successor to the Soviet-era KGB, alleged that Fogle, a third secretary at the U.S. Embassy, worked for the CIA.

In the footage aired We...

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After residents expressed concern, Georgia agency orders Bible removal at state parks

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : Religious News 
ATLANTA –  Georgia parks officials say they've ordered that Bibles be removed from guest rooms at state lodges and cabins across the state.

WAGA-TV reports that the order came after a resident expressed concerns.

A Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman said that after the resident expressed concerns, management directed the staff to remove the Bibles from cabins and lodge rooms until managers can fully investigate the issue and make an informed decision.

The station reports that ...

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In medical breakthrough, scientists convert human skin cells into embryonic stem cells

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
In a major medical breakthrough, researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have for the first time ever successfully converted human skin cells into embryonic stem cells – via a technique called nuclear transfer.

The research has major implications for the future of medical treatments, as many believe embryonic stem cells are the key to treating damaged cells lost through injury or illness.  According to various medical researchers, stem cell therapy has the potentia...

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'Lost City of Gold' found deep in Honduras rain forest?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
New images of a possible lost city hidden by Honduran rain forests show what might be the building foundations and mounds of Ciudad Blanca, a never-confirmed legendary metropolis.

Archaeologists and filmmakers Steven Elkins and Bill Benenson announced last year that they had discovered possible ruins in Honduras' Mosquitia region using lidar, or light detection and ranging. Essentially, slow-flying planes send constant laser pulses toward the ground as they pass over the rain forest, imaging t...

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China questions Tokyo's rule over Okinawa

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : World News 
BEIJING –  China is trying to strengthen its claim on tiny, uninhabited, Japanese-controlled islands by raising questions about the much larger Okinawa chain that is home to more than a million Japanese along with major U.S. military installations. The tactic, however, appears to have done little but harden Tokyo's stance.

Japan refuses to offer any concessions to China over Tokyo's control of the uninhabited East China Sea islands, which are called Diaoyu by China and Senkaku by Japan. Toky...

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Girl's organs vanish after vacation death; family believes they may have been sold

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
A girl who died while vacationing in India was missing her internal organs when she returned to Britain, according to her parents who fear she may have been the victim of the illegal trade in human body parts.

Gurkiren Kaur, 8, died moments after a doctor treating her for dehydration in India’s Punjab region gave her an injection, according to her family.

When her body was returned to the U.K., it was found to be missing all of her internal organs. The organs have still not been located. Her...

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Russia To Establish Mediterranean Fleet

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : World News 
Russian Navy Admiral Viktor Chirkov stated that the process is underway for creating a permanent staff to run Russian fleet operations in the Mediterranean Sea. Speaking at Sevastopol, the Black Sea fleet’s home port.

Chirkov said a staff of 20 officers was already in place. And the Mediterranean deployment would comprise five to six warships and their service vessels as well possibly as nuclear submarines which, say our military sources, are armed with nuclear ballistic missiles.

The new per...

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Homeland Security Funded Exercise Portrayed Homeschoolers as Terrorists

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : US News 
Taken on its own, the KOMO 4 News report out of Seattle paints a stark and frightening picture of police battling “angry parents” in a simulated shooting at a school. The practice of police training to take on everything from homeschoolers to patriots and constitutionalists – “rightwing extremists” in government parlance – is anything but a rarity. Such exercises are now a prominent feature of the expanding police state.

Stereotypes consistently propped-up by the media demonize hom...

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Anti-Israel Group Speaking In U.S. Mega-Churches

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : Religious News 
Jesus at the Check Point is a “Christian” organization with a liberal socialist twist – and will soon be speaking at a church near you.

The group is touring to muster support to alleviate “Christian Persecution,” or so they claim.

The organization’s motto is “non-violent resistance against the Israeli Zionist occupation.” “Zionism is the obstacle to peace,” they write, and they want to “educate evangelical Christians” to “understand the Bible from a Palestinian Christi...

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Biometric Database Of All Adult Americans Hidden In Immigration Reform

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.

Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation is language mandating the creation of the innocuously-named “photo tool,” a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, S...

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What an Arizona Cop Did to a Teen She Found Walking 9 Miles

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : Local News 
An Arizona teenager working at a fast food restaurant had to walk nine miles home if he missed the last bus of the evening.

Christian Felix still had several miles to go when Phoenix Sgt. Natalie Simonick spotted him around 11 p.m. last month. When she pulled over thinking he was breaking curfew, she learned he was 18 years old and thus not in violation, but she also learned a few other things about the young adult, ABC News reported.

At a press conference last week she said she saw a strong wo...

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Father Dies After He ‘Begged for His Life’ While Cops Struck Him With Batons — Cellphone Videos Seized

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : US News 
A California father of four died after being beaten by police outside of a Bakersfield hospital, while witnesses say he begged for his life. A couple witnesses filmed the gruesome scene, but say they were later forced to give their cellphones to authorities and have yet to receive their devices back.

The Bakersfield Californian reported 33-year-old David Sal Silva died early Wednesday morning in the hospital after he was struck an unknown amount of times by nine authorities seeking to subdue h...

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German Homeschooling Family’s Request for Asylum Denied by the U.S. Government

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : US News 
The Romeike family has for years been battling for the right to educate their children as they see fit.  Today, the United States government has denied their request.

Originally from Germany, Evangelical Christians Uwe and Hannelore Romeike wanted to homeschool their six children, but it is against the law in Germany.  They faced threats of legal action from the government and crippling fines before choosing to immigrate to the United States in 2010, seeking political asylum.

U.S. Immigration J...

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The Handwritten Note About Guns Joe Biden Sent a Wis. Boy

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : US News 
MILWAUKEE — Students at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, school wrote the vice president a few months ago — and now one of students has received an unexpected personal response that’s garnering attention.

The 7-year-old, second-grade boy at Downtown Montessori Academy wrote a letter to Vice President Joe Biden and other officials with an idea about guns.

His teacher Jenny Aicher says his letter suggested that if guns shot chocolate bullets, no one would get hurt.




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Boy stung 100+ times stable following rescue

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Local News 
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Emergency medical personnel responded to multiple hikers who were stung by bees during a morning hike on an Oro Valley trail.
 
Capt. Will Seeley with Golder Ranch Fire District tells KGUN9 that rescue crews, search and rescue volunteers and Pima County deputies are teaming up to rescue and assist five hikers who were attacked by bees Sunday morning.
 
One of the hikers who was attacked is a 6-year-old boy, according to Pima County deputies.
 
Peine tells KGUN9 that the boy w...

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Saudi arrested with pressure cooker at Detroit airport

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Really? 
A Saudi man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with a pressure cooker, less than a month after a bomb using one of the kitchen devices was used to kill three and injure hundreds.

Hussain Al Kwawahir was charged in federal court with using an altered passport and lying to a Customs and Border Protection Agent about the pressure cooker, according to The Detroit News. Al Kwawahir arrived Saturday from Saudi Arabia, via Amsterdam, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in federal...

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Justice Department secretly obtained AP phone records

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : US News 
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for t...

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Builders bulldoze one of largest Mayan pyramids in Belize

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
BELIZE CITY –  A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract rock for a road-building project.

The head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology says the destruction was detected late last week.

Only a small portion of center of the pyramid mound was left standing.

Dr. Jaime Awe says he was sickened by the destruction of the Nohmul pyramid and temple platform, which date back about 2,300 years.

Photos of the portion...

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'Crazy' to Put Iran In Charge of UN Disarmament Panel?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : World News 
Iran's looming status as head of a UN disarmament body sparked outrage Monday from campaigners who said its nuclear program and arming of Syria and Islamist militias disqualified it from a place at the table. “This is like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women's shelter,” said Hillel Neuer, head of Geneva-based UN Watch, announcing that the organization would organize protest events involving Iranian dissidents.

The leadership of the UN Conference on Disarmament rotates automaticall...

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Accepting 'Arab Initiative' is Suicide, Says Diplomat

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : World News 
The so-called "Arab initiative" or "Arab League peace plan" that has been gaining currency in recent months is "a recipe for Israel's suicide," according to Israel's former representative in Washington, DC, Yoram Ettinger.

Ambassador Ettinger told Arutz Sheva that the plan is no more than "a honey trap" that misguidedly seeks to force reality to fit some people's imaginings.

The Arab proposal, explained Ettinger, is based on UN Resolution 194, that favors the so called "right of return" of Arab...

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Mexican towns on alert as volcano shakes, spews ash

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
MEXICO CITY –  Seismic activity has increased at the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City, leading authorities to alert towns in two central states and the capital.

Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Center says the white-capped volcano spewed a plume of steam more than a half mile into the sky. The volcano shook during Saturday night, sometimes emitting glowing rock over the crater.

The government deployed soldiers and federal police to the area Sunday in the event of a bigger eruption, ...

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Syrian Minister: We Have the Right to Enter the Golan Anytime

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : World News 
Syria’s Information Minister, Omran al-Zoubi, warned Israel on Sunday that his country had a right to launch an operation against the Jewish State from the Golan Heights.

Speaking at a public symposium and quoted by the state-run SANA news agency, Al-Zoubi said that Israel committed an aggression against Syria recently by raiding military sites near Damascus. With these acts, he said, Israel violated international commitments.

He added that Israel has allowed terrorists to operate inside the ...

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The Happiest Mugshot In All The Land

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Really? 
"This is going to end up in that mugshot paper, isn't it?"

That's what an allegedly intoxicated Cabrone Brewer asked Tulsa, Okla., deputies seconds before snapping this picture. We think he was on to something: He made it on HuffPost Crime!

Brewer, 32, was arrested after his Volkswagen Beetle got stuck on train tracks Friday night, Tulsa World reported. He called AAA, but deputies responded because of the car's location.





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UN says: why not eat more insects?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
NEW YORK –  The U.N. has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now: edible insects.

The Food and Agriculture Organization on Monday hailed the likes of grasshoppers, ants and other members of the insect world as an underutilized food for people, livestock and pets.

A 200-page report, released at a news conference at the U.N. agency's Rome headquarters, says 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet...

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As many as 10 killed in car bomb explosion outside hospital in Benghazi, Libya

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : World News 
TRIPOLI, Libya –  A car bomb exploded Monday near a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing at least 10 people, AP reported, in one of the biggest attacks since the end of the civil war that ousted former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

The Tripoli-based Interior Minister Ashour Shwayel said in an interview with Libya's al-Ahrar TV network that there were only two or three deaths from the deadly blast. Meanwhile, Benghazi police chief Tarek al-Kharaz said at least 13 people were k...

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New SARS? Deadly virus can likely pass person-to-person, WHO says

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Sunday it seemed likely a new coronavirus that has killed at least 18 people in the Middle East and Europe could be passed between humans, but only after prolonged contact.

A virus from the same family triggered the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that swept the world after emerging in Asia and killed 775 people in 2003.

On Sunday French authorities announced that a second man had been diagnosed with the disease after sharin...

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Man brought back to life after being clinically dead for 40 minutes

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
An Australian man who was clinically dead for 40 minutes has been brought back to life by a brand new resuscitation technique.

Colin Fiedler, 39 from Victoria, was one of three cardiac arrest patients brought back to life after being dead for between 40 and 60 minutes at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne, using two new techniques in the emergency department.

The Alfred is testing a mechanical CPR machine, which performs constant chest compressions, and a portable heart-lung machine -- normally u...

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Man critically beaten with skateboards in California

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : US News 
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. –  Southern California authorities say four youngsters could be charged with attempted murder after they beat and critically injured a man with their skateboards.

The Orange County Register says it happened Friday night after a woman bystander tried to break up a fight between two groups at a Huntington Beach skate park.

Police Lt. Chad Nichols says the skateboarders turned on the woman, and her boyfriend intervened and was chased to a nearby coin laundry and beaten w...

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Search for suspects after 19 injured in shooting at New Orleans Mother's Day parade

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : US News 
New Orleans police are searching for as many as three gunmen after 19 people, including two children, were injured in a shooting at a Mother's Day parade.

Police say they saw three suspects running from the scene, but no arrests had been made as of early Monday. Grainy surveillance video released by New Orleans police shows a crowd suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground. They appear to be running from a man who turns and runs out of the picture. The person is w...

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Republicans call for depositions in Benghazi probe, amid revelation Clinton barely interviewed

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : US News 
Congressional Republicans on Sunday pressed their investigation into the Benghazi attacks, suggesting depositions for high-ranking officials and more whistle-blowers testifying amid further questions about why then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not thoroughly interviewed about the issue.

Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, stated that more potential and self-proclaimed “whistle-blowers” might come forward after three of them – care...

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Bill would punish IRS agents who abuse authority with jail time

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : US News 
A Republican congressman plans to introduce a bill Monday that would make it a crime -- punishable by jail time -- for an IRS agent to target groups based on their political beliefs.

The bill was drafted after the agency acknowledged Friday that it singled out Tea Party and other conservative organizations for additional scrutiny. According to documents obtained by Fox News, the practice may have been in the works as early as 2010.

Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, said his bill is aimed at preventin...

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Florida woman saves the life of 84-year-old more than 1,000 miles away

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : US News 
"He said, 'Audrey I have fallen a couple of times and can't get up and I'm short of breath and hung up," said Notor, who lives in New Jersey, a couple of hours away from her father.

In Delray Beach, Florida, Yasick didn't waste any time. She called the unfamiliar number back. But Buck, whose bloodstream was slowly becoming septic as a result of a urinary track infection, could not talk, Yasick said.

"It was a very distressing phone call. I kept asking him 'Where are you?' but he couldn't really...

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Yuma man arrested in death of Arizona DPS officer

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : Local News 
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - A Yuma man has been arrested on numerous charges in connection with a crash that killed a state Department of Public Safety officer earlier this week.
  
Detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety arrested 33-year-old Jorge Espinoza at his home on Friday. He was booked into the Yuma County jail.
  
DPS spokesman Bart Graves says Espinoza is facing one count of manslaughter, 14 counts of endangerment and seven counts of criminal damage.
  
It's not clear whether Es...

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One by one, homes in California subdivision sinking

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : US News 
LAKEPORT, Calif. –  Scott and Robin Spivey had a sinking feeling that something was wrong with their home when cracks began snaking across their walls in March.

The cracks soon turned into gaping fractures, and within two weeks their 600-square-foot garage broke from the house and the entire property -- manicured lawn and all -- dropped 10 feet below the street.

It wasn't long before the houses on both sides collapsed as the ground gave way in the Spivey's neighborhood in Lake County, about 1...

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40 dead in Turkey car bombings near Syria

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : World News 
ANKARA, Turkey –  Two car bombs exploded in a Turkish town near the border with Syria on Saturday, killing around 40 people and wounding 100 others, officials said. Turkey's deputy prime minister said Syria's intelligence and military were "the usual suspects" behind the bombings, but said authorities were still investigating the attacks.

The blasts, which were 15 minutes apart, raised fears that Syria's brutal civil war violence was crossing into its neighbor.

One of the car bombs exploded o...

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Brother, 12, arrested in fatal stabbing of 8-year-old California girl

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : US News 
VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. –  Authorities on Saturday arrested the 12-year-old brother of an 8-year-old girl who was mysteriously stabbed at her home in a quiet Northern California community last month.

Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz told reporters at a news conference that the boy will be charged with homicide.

The April 27 attack shook the tightknit Valley Springs community of about 7,400 people and set off a massive manhunt. The boy had told police that he encountered an intruder in the h...

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'OUTRAGEOUS ABUSE': Tea Party Rejects IRS Apology for Tax Scrutiny

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : US News 
Tea Party leaders refused to accept an apology from the IRS Friday in which the agency acknowledged that it inappropriately flagged conservative groups for additional review during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.

Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, said she wants to see resignations over what she called the "disturbing, illegal and outrageous abuse of government power."

Republican lawmakers also seized on the acknowledgment,...

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Security concerns after 500 pounds of still-missing explosives stolen from federal bunker

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : US News 
Around the same time the nation was transfixed on the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers last month, thieves on the other side of the country pulled off a little-noticed heist -- swiping 559 pounds of explosives from a federal storage facility in Montana.

As of Friday, not one ounce of it has been found.

The incident, federal officials believe, was not terrorism-related. But it's the latest to raise security concerns in an age when authorities are warning about the desire of violence-bent t...

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Texas man charged with possession of explosive device

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : US News 
Waco, Texas - A Texas emergency medical services technician was arrested and charged Friday with possession of a destructive device.

Bryce Reed is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday in Waco, Texas.

Reed is part of West’s Emergency Medical Services and was one of the incident commanders during the deadly April 17 fertilizer plant explosion.

Texas law enforcement officials are now launching a criminal investigation into the explosion. Investigators have largely treated the West Fertiliz...

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Port Angeles man bulldozes neighbors' property

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : US News 
Port Angeles, Wash. - A Port Angeles man damaged four houses after he drove his bulldozer through them. At least one vehicle was also destroyed.

The Clallam County Sheriff's Office said the man was "irate with neighbors."

The man was booked into jail for malicious mischief.

A major power outage was caused after Bonneville Power Administration lines were tripped. Power has been restored to all but a few customers who could be without power until tomorrow morning.

However, thousands of customers we...

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California woman who slapped deputy so she could quit smoking in jail gets her wish: 63 days

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : Really? 
A woman who slapped a California sheriff's deputy this week in a deliberate attempt to be thrown in jail so she could stop smoking got her wish when a judge sentenced her to 63 days for battery.

The woman, Etta Me Lopez, 31, of Sacramento, waited outside the Sacramento County jail for several hours Tuesday for the first deputy to come along, Sgt. Jason Ramos told NBC station KCRA of Sacramento. When Deputy Matt Campoy happened to wander by, Lopez — who jail records list as just 5 feet, 1 inc...

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Libyan police stations bombed, British embassy cuts staff

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : World News 
TRIPOLI / ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Bombs exploded outside two police stations in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday and Britain temporarily cut staff at its embassy in Tripoli because of security fears.

The blasts, which caused damage but no casualties, were the latest signs of insecurity in Benghazi, the birthplace of the uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

The government has also struggled to keep order in the capital Tripoli, where the French embassy was bombed less than thr...

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ATM hackers stole $45M in '21st century bank heist,' feds say

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : World News 
NEW YORK –  A worldwide gang of criminals stole a total of $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said Thursday -- and outmoded U.S. card technology may be partly to blame.

Seven people are under arrest in the U.S. in connection with the case, which prosecutors said involved thousands of thefts from ATMs using bogus magnetic swipe cards carrying information from Middle ...

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USDA Rolls Out New School Brunch Program For Wealthier School Districts

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : Really? 
WASHINGTON—Declaring that every affluent child in America has the right to a well-balanced brunch, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the launch of a $40 million school brunch program aimed at distributing brioche french toast and smoked salmon to the nation’s richest school districts.

“We found that 70 percent of students in wealthy communities were not receiving their recommended allowance of eggs Benedict and fresh-squeezed orange juice,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...

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Bible-era quarry used to build Jerusalem

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
(Live Science) A huge quarry, along with tools and a key, used by workers some 2,000 years ago has been discovered during an excavation in Jerusalem prior to the paving of a highway, the Israel Antiquities Authorities (IAA) announced.

The first-century quarry, which fits into the Second Temple Period (538 B.C. to A.D. 70), would’ve held the huge stones used in the construction of the city’s ancient buildings, the researchers noted.

Archaeologists also uncovered pick axes and wedges among ot...

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Muslim cleric asked to pray over fallen Navy SEALs damns them

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : Religious News 
(Washington Times) The families of Navy SEALs killed in an August 2011 shoot-down of a helicopter in Afghanistan spoke at a press conference Thursday, citing a number of grievances, including an allegation that the Pentagon invited a Muslim cleric who “disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen.”

In addition to blasting the Obama administration for the mission and for an official investigation they deemed a cover-up, the families complained that “military brass, while prohibitin...

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Creepy ghost town emerges from sea in Argentina

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
EPECUEN, Argentina –  A strange ghost town that spent a quarter century under water is coming up for air again in the Argentine farmlands southwest of Buenos Aires.

Epecuen was once a bustling little lakeside resort, where 1,500 people served 20,000 tourists a season. During Argentina's golden age, the same trains that carried grain to the outside world brought visitors from the capital to relax in Epecuen's saltwater baths and spas.

The saltwater lake was particularly attractive because it h...

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Syria will supply Hezbollah with 'game-changing' weapons, says militia chief

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : World News 
BEIRUT –  Syria will supply "game-changing" weapons to Hezbollah, the chief of the Lebanese militant group said Thursday, less than a week after Israeli airstrikes on Damascus targeted alleged shipments of advanced Iranian missiles bound for Hezbollah.

Israel has signaled it will respond with airstrikes to any future weapons shipments, meaning it could quickly get drawn into Syria's civil war if the Hezbollah chief's declaration is more than an empty threat

Tension has been rising in the regi...

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Pentagon scrubs 3D gun plans from Internet, says designer

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : US News 
The world's first 3D-printed handgun, The Liberator, has had its liberty taken away by the government.

Plans for the working handgun were posted online by Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, potentially allowing anyone with access to a 3D printer to make a firearm from plastic. The plans, which had been in the works for months, caused alarm among gun control advocates but were seen by some Second Amendment advocates as a breakthrough. More than 100,000 copies of the plans were downloa...

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Are All Telephone Calls Recorded And Accessible To The US Government?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : US News 
The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by the US government, it operates behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy.

But a seemingly spontaneous admission this week by a former FBI counterterrorism agent provides a rather startling acknowledgment of just how vast and invasive these surveillance activities are.

Over the past couple days, cable news tabloid shows such as CNN's O...

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America Is One Bad Winter Away From A Food Disaster

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
Since 2006 honey bees responsible for pollinating more than 100 crops from apples to zucchini have been dying by the tens of millions. As a new report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) details, scientists are still struggling to pinpoint the cause of so-called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and time is running out.

Currently, the survivorship of honey bee colonies is too low for us to be confident in our ability to meet the pollination demands of U.S. agricultural crops, the report ...

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HE'S SOOOOOO ASHAMED

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 9, 2013, In : US News 
Says he needs help.  Duh.  Now the captor is the captive.  This trial will cost us taxpayers a pretty penny or two.  If they just put him in the general population of any prison in America it would all be over in a day or two, no cost to the taxpayers. But that would be uncivilized.  They have him on suicide watch, so it will be hard for him to avoid his day in court.  Grisly details of what occurred in his home over the last ten+ years can be found on any news source in the world.  We are so...
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Report: Russia to Sell Syria Advanced Missiles, Keep Assad Going

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 9, 2013, In : World News 
Israel has warned the United States that Russia plans to sell advanced weapons to Syria, a report in the Wall Street Journal Thursday said. The deal is set to take place in the coming months. Reports Thursday said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke with U.S. President Barack H. Obama Wednesday night for the first time since March, sharing with him the Israeli intelligence on the matter.

Israel has obtained information that Russia plans to sell to the regime of Bashar al-Assad advance...

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NBC: Printable Plastic Guns A 'Game Changer,' Need for 'Much More Stringent' Gun Laws

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 9, 2013, In : US News 
Teasing an upcoming panel discussion on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: "Today's Professionals are going to weigh in on what could be a game changer in the gun debate, a plastic pistol undetectable by most security systems that almost anyone can make at home using some modern technology."

Fretting over details being released on how to construct the weapon using a 3D printer, Lauer posed this questions to the usual group of liberal pundits: "What do we do about it?" Attor...

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EPA Warns Americans Not To Breathe

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 9, 2013, In : Really? 
WASHINGTON—In an urgent message broadcast on every U.S. television network, Environmental Protection Agency officials announced Thursday that Americans should avoid breathing at all costs. “Effective immediately, we are strongly advising all members of the U.S. populace to cease normal respiratory activity,” said acting EPA administrator Bob Perciasepe during an impromptu press conference held in the agency’s underground bunker. “If you absolutely must inhale, do so at once and real...
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Afghan president ready to let US have 9 bases

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 9, 2013, In : World News 
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. can keep nine bases in Afghanistan after the scheduled 2014 NATO combat troop pullout, the country's president said Thursday, the first time he has made such an offer in public.

Hamid Karzai insisted on "security and economic guarantees" first.

Talks over a deal that would outline the American presence in Afghanistan after next year have been in progress for many months, and few details have been released.

Speaking at a ceremony at Kabul University, Karzai sa...

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In Los Angeles, 1 in 10 residents is an illegal immigrant, study says

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 9, 2013, In : US News 
Los Angeles - A report released Tuesday suggests that one quarter of the illegal immigrant workforce in the United States lives in California, and it offers a detailed look at who they are and how they live, using the Golden State as a microcosm to explore how current immigration reform efforts in Washington could impact America.

The study by the University of Southern California’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration estimates that about 7 percent of California residents – or mor...

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GUILTY: Jodi Arias Convicted of Murdering Ex-Boyfriend

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : Local News 
FINALLY.


                           Going                                                          Going                              Going                Going        Going      Gone!
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Benghazi attack just wont go away for Democrats

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : US News 
A key Benghazi whistle-blower, responding to Democratic claims that the prolonged scrutiny over the administration's botched talking points is unwarranted, testified Wednesday that the early mischaracterization of the attack may have actually hurt the FBI's investigation.

As for Rice's comments that Sunday, when she repeatedly cited the video as the trigger for the attack, Hicks said his "jaw dropped" when he heard that.

"I was stunned," Hicks said. "My jaw dropped, and I was embarrassed."

He...

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U.S. Navy’s biggest and baddest aircraft carrier steaming toward Korean peninsula

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : World News 
The U.S. and South Korea are staging anti-submarine exercises this week, and the Nimitz will participate in another joint naval exercise next week. Although the exercises come as tensions are rising between North and South Korea, officials publicly sought to downplay the Nimitz’s appearance.

“We are not trying to deliver any message to North Korea with this exercise,” a spokesman for the South Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff said, referring to this week's anti-submarine drills. “This exerc...

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Police arrest man in 1976 Arizona murder case

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : Local News 
Tucson police say 66-year-old Bruce McCullough has been charged with first-degree murder in the March 1976 death of 20-year-old Donna Smith. Authorities say the two had been living together as a couple.

Detectives reviewing cold cases were able to track McCullough to San Diego and arrested him at his home last week. They say he avoided law enforcement for decades by using a fake identity but recently had been using his own name.

Tucson police say McCullough is awaiting extradition to southern A...

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Belgium Erasing Christianity For Islam

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : Religious News 
Wallonia, the French-speaking southern region of Belgium, has officially renamed the four major Christian holidays on the Belgian school calendar with secular names.

Critics of the move say it reflects an ongoing effort by politicians in Belgium to remove Christianity from public life to accommodate a burgeoning Muslim population.

The French Community of Belgium -- which has its own institutions, parliament and government, and has jurisdiction over the five provinces of Wallonia and over the Fr...

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Iran: Jews Using Sorcery Against Us

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : World News 
A website that is close to the Iranian regime is explaining why the Islamist powers that run the nation are having problems.

It’s the Jews.

Of course.

But not just the Jews … it’s their sorcery.

The report comes from the Middle East Media Research Institute, which monitors media in the Middle East.

The site reports Mehdi Taeb, who is close to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and leads the Ammar Base think tank, said this month that the Jews are the most powerful sorcerers in the world tod...

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Polygamy, The Next Marriage Battle?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : US News 
While the battle over same-sex marriage still rages, it is hard to imagine what the next battle might be. However, astute observers of the marriage debate have already seen the newest challenge to the definition of marriage -- polygamy.

In a recent article on Slate.com, Jillian Keenan proposes that the legalization of polygamous marriage is a desired result of the current marriage debate. She argues:

"While the Supreme Court and the rest of us are all focused on the human right of marriage equ...

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Don’t Arm Rebels Before Vetting Them, Israel Urges US

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : World News 
Israel opposes arming Syrian rebels unless they are carefully investigated beforehand, Jerusalem’s ambassador to the US said Wednesday.

Michael Oren’s comments to CNN come as the US and other Western countries are weighing upping their involvement in the Syrian civil war after two years of bloody fighting and recent reports of chemical weapons use by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

“If it were decided to provide lethal assistance, we ask that those groups be carefully vetted...

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What's up with the flag?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : US News 
You have to be brain dead not to have heard of the 3 missing girls released from captivity in Cleveland.  It's a miracle and a blessing.  But aren't crime scenes supposed to be left intact?  If this is so, then why do all the first released pictures of the so called "House of Horrors" clearly show a Puerto Rican flag on the front porch, and any photos other than the first ones released clearly show and American flag on the front porch?  Check our breaking story dated 5-6-2013 for another look...
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Reports of explosions in Iran spooking markets

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, In : World News 
One of the reasons being tossed around to explain the wave of risk aversion is a report from BBC Persian that three explosions were heard by residents in Tehran.
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    Three explosions were heard in western Tehran on Tuesday, in an area where Iran carries out missile research and storage.
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The market is jittery about the Middle East after Israel attacked Syrian targets on Friday.

There ar...

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Before Babel? Ancient mother tongue reconstructed

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 7, 2013,
The ancestors of people from across Europe and Asia may have spoken a common language about 15,000 years ago, new research suggests.

"We can trace echoes of language back 15,000 years to a time that corresponds to about the end of the last ice age," said study co-author Mark Pagel, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

The idea of a universal human language goes back at least to the Bible, in which humanity spoke a common tongue, but were punished with mu...

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South Carolina teacher who stomped US flag gets $85G payment

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, In : US News 
CHAPIN, S.C. –  A South Carolina high school teacher removed from the classroom when he stomped on an American flag while discussing freedom is being paid $85,000 to avoid a legal challenge.

The State newspaper obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act that show Chapin High School teacher Scott Compton is being paid the settlement by Lexington-Richland District 5, in addition to his salary through June 7.

Compton resigned as part of the settlement after criticism about his actio...

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East coast about to be invaded by billions

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast. They will arrive in such numbers that people from North Carolina to Connecticut will be outnumbered roughly 600-to-1. Maybe more.

But ominous as that sounds - along with scientists' horror-movie name for the infestation, Brood II - they're harmless. These insects won't hurt you or other animals. At worst, they might damage a few saplings or young shrubs. Mos...

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5 climbers killed after volcano spews rock and ash in the Philippines

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, In : World News 
One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes rumbled to life Tuesday, spewing room-sized rocks toward nearly 30 surprised climbers, killing five and injuring others that had to be fetched with rescue helicopters and rope.

The climbers and their Filipino guides had spent the night camping in two groups before setting out at daybreak for the crater of Mayon volcano when the sudden explosion of rocks, ash and plumes of smokes jolted the picturesque mountain, guide Kenneth Jesalva told ABS-CBN TV...

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Doctors warn of 'aggressive' new sexually-transmitted superbug

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
Doctors are warning of a new sexually-transmitted superbug that they say could ultimately prove more deadly than AIDS.

The antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea HO41 was reportedly discovered in Japan two years ago in a 31-year-old female sex worker.

"This might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly," Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, recently told CNBC. "Getting gonorrhea from this strain mig...

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3 missing women went undetected for decade in Ohio home

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : US News 
Three brothers were arrested and will be charged after three women who vanished about a decade ago were found held captive in a downtown Cleveland home, authorities said.

The suspects were identified as Ariel Castro, 52, who lived at the home, and his brothers, Pedro and O'Neal, ages 54 and 50, respectively. The brothers lived at another location, authorities said.

"As far as investigations, we believe we've got three suspects," Ed Tomba, Cleveland's deputy police chief, said. "We're going to c...

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Muslim Militants Turn Nigeria Into Christian Killing Field

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Religious News 
Last year more Christians were killed in Nigeria than any other country. The onslaught of bombings gave Nigeria the sad distinction of being the nation with the highest Christian death toll.

More than 900 Christians reportedly were killed in Nigeria in 2012, all victims of the Boko Haram group and other Islamic militants.

"They are so radical they don't even spare Muslims. If Muslims are sympathetic to any cause at all...if they are sympathetic to the Christians cause, or the minorities cause, ...

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Plans Developing For A Final Palestinian/Arab/Israel Treaty In 2014?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : World News 
The administration of President Barack Obama has been recruiting Arab states to support a U.S. drive for a Palestinian state in 2014.

Officials said the White House and State Department have been lobbying Arab allies of Washington, to support a peace deal with Israel that would enable the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank. They said the Arab states were urged to move away from their traditional demand of a total Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.

We...

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Russia Builds Up, U.S.Builds Down

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : World News 
Russia's military announced last month that as part of the nuclear buildup, Moscow later this year will deploy the first of its new intercontinental ballistic missiles called the Yars-M.

Details of the missile are being kept secret, but it has been described as a fifth-generation strategic nuclear system that Russian officials say will be able to penetrate U.S. missile defenses using a new type of fuel that requires a shorter burn time for booster engines.

The solid-fueled, road-mobile ICBM was...

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RECAP: Went from being America's most wanted to not wanted anywhere

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : US News 
WORCESTER, Mass. —  Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s family in Russia doesn’t want his body, his widow declined to claim it and now cemeteries in Massachusetts have refused to take the body.

A funeral director trying to find a cemetery to take the body went next to the city where Tsarnaev lived, but ran into another obstacle: It doesn’t want him.

Worcester funeral director Peter Stefan said he plans to ask the city of Cambridge to provide a plot because he hasn’t been able ...

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Wiki Weapons Fires First 100% 3D-Printed Handgun

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
The Wiki-Weapons project by Defense Distributed, which has for months been striving toward its goal of creating a fully functional 3D-printed gun, has succeeded in the first tests of a firearm created using only a 3D printer.

Although much of the project up until now has been showing off plastic printed components for rifles and magazines, the gun tested last week was a .380 handgun, which Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson told TheBlaze in a phone interview Monday was always the goal to ...
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On May 1 2013, Occupy Portland dragged an idol of a Golden Bull down to O’Bryant Square. Dressed as Egyptian belly dancers they then proceeded to sing and dance about it.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Really? 
On May 1 2013, Occupy Portland dragged an idol of a Golden Bull down to O’Bryant Square.

Dressed as Egyptian belly dancers they then proceeded to sing and dance about it.




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Beware who you mess with

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : US News 
Thugs should think twice before they mess with “victims’ they assume are defenseless—otherwise they might earn themselves a special forces-level whipping.

Then again, when Christopher Andrew, 27, observed Gordon Besaw, 51, strolling one morning in Oklahoma City with Derby, his seeing-eye dog, Andrew must have been licking his chops.

Andrew moved toward Besaw—who was headed to the VA Medical Center for treatment—ready for some fun.

“He asked me, ‘Are you blind?’ I said yes,” sai...

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Worse Than We Thought: EU Officials Have Some Bad Economic News

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : World News 
BRUSSELS – Europe will take longer to recover from its economic crisis as it tackles a worse-than-expected recession in the eurozone and unemployment at record levels, the European Union warned.

In its spring economic forecast, the EU said that gross domestic product in the 17 member countries that use the euro will shrink by 0.4 percent this year, better than the 0.6 percent contraction in 2012 but 0.1 percentage points worse than the EU had forecast back in February.

The report also had bad...

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Israel tries to sooth Syrian anger after killing dozens of its elite soldiers

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : World News 
A day after it launched an airstrike outside of Damascus, killing scores of Syrian soldiers, Israel sought to play down the attack as a strike against regime-ally Hezbollah, not President Bashar al-Assad.

Reuters reports that Israel has made several soothing overtures to its war-racked northern neighbor after launching airstrikes in Syria on Friday and Sunday. Tzachi Hanegbi, a confidante of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told Israeli radio on Monday that Mr. Netanyahu aimed to av...

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27 dead in Bangladesh clashes between police, Islamic hardliners over anti-blasphemy law

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Religious News 
DHAKA, Bangladesh –  Police banned all rallies in Bangladesh's capital through midnight Monday after at least 27 people died in clashes between police and Islamic hardliners demanding that the government enact an anti-blasphemy law, officials said.

The protesters blocked roads with burning tires and logs during more than five hours of clashes. They also attacked a police station and set fire to at least 30 vehicles, including police trucks, private Ekattar TV reported.

A police official, spea...

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California, Arizona see spike in valley fever cases as worsening drought kicks up dust

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : US News 
FRESNO, Calif. –  California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people around the nation, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought have kicked up the dust that spreads it.

The fever has hit California's agricultural heartland particularly hard in recent years, with incidence dramatically increasing in 2010 and 2011. The disease — which is prevalent in arid regions of the United States...

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The cost to grant legal status to America's 11 million illegal immigrants? $6.3 TRILLION

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : US News 
The comprehensive immigration overhaul being taken up in the Senate this week could cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion if 11 million illegal immigrants are granted legal status, according to a long-awaited estimate by the conservative Heritage Foundation.

The cost would arise from illegal immigrants tapping into the government's vast network of benefits and services, many of which are currently unavailable to them. This includes everything from standard benefits like Social Security and Medicare to...

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Israel declares state of alert after allegedly launching two airstrikes on Syria

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 5, 2013, In : World News 
Israel has declared a state of alert on its embassies, consulates, and missions around the world after reportedly launching two airstrikes on Syria, Al-Mayadeen reported. The IDF has deployed a rocket defense system in the north of the country.

The airspace over northern Israel and Haifa area was said to be closed off to civilian flights after reports came that two Iron Dome batteries were moved also to the north of the country. Officials did not offer much comment.

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Israel launches airstrike on Syria targeting weapons

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 5, 2013, In : World News 
BEIRUT –  Israel launched its second airstrike in three days in the Syrian capital Sunday targeting a shipment of extremely accurate guided Iranian-made missiles intended for Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, according to an intelligence official in the Middle East.

The attack, which signaled a sharp escalation of Israel's involvement in Syria's bloody civil war, was confirmed to The Associated Press hours after Syria's state media reported that Israeli missiles struck a research center ne...

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Winning High School Runner Disqualified for…Giving Thanks to God?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 5, 2013, In : Religious News 
Last weekend, Columbus High School Mighty Cardinals (Columbus, Texas) team member Derrick Hayes was preparing for sweet victory — but, despite his win, the excitement was ripped away after he was disqualified for making an apparently unacceptable gesture.

His offense? His father, KC Hayes, claims that Derrick was punished for offering up a simple praise to God while crossing the finish line. WFAA-TV has more:

    As he was crossing the finish line, Derrick Hayes pointed up to the sky. His fat...

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Giant solar wave erupts from the sun

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
The sun celebrated May Day with a spectacular solar eruption Wednesday, unleashing a colossal wave of super-hot plasma captured on camera by a NASA spacecraft.

The solar eruption occurred over a 2.5-hour period Wednesday, May 1, and appeared as a "gigantic rolling wave" on the sun in a video recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, agency officials said in an image description. The solar eruption is what scientists call a coronal mass ejection (CME) — a type of sun storm that can fire ...

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Activists say Sunni Muslims flee Syrian coastal city after alleged sectarian killings

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : World News 
BEIRUT –  Activists say thousands of Sunni Muslims are fleeing a city on Syria's Mediterranean coast following the alleged mass killing of Sunni villagers by regime troops and pro-government militiamen.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says around 4,000 Sunnis were leaving the city of Banias early Saturday.

The exodus comes two days after government forces and gunmen from President Bashar Assad's Alawite sect allegedly killed more than 50 people in the Sunni village of Ba...

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Mysterious Hebrew stone depicts archangel Gabriel, called a 'Dead Sea Scroll in stone'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : Religious News 
JERUSALEM –  An ancient limestone tablet covered with a mysterious Hebrew text that features the archangel Gabriel is at the center of a new exhibit in Jerusalem, even as scholars continue to argue about what it means.

The so-called Gabriel Stone, a meter (three-foot)-tall tablet said to have been found 13 years ago on the banks of the Dead Sea, features 87 lines of an unknown prophetic text dated as early as the first century BC, at the time of the Second Jewish Temple.

Bible experts are sti...

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Violent demonstrations in Guinea over upcoming legislative elections leave 3 dead

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : World News 
CONAKRY, Guinea –  Relatives and authorities in West African nation of Guinea say three people are dead following violent demonstrations against an upcoming legislative election.

A cousin said Friday that student Cherif Souleymane Diallo died after being shot by a police officer Friday. A second man, Mamady Camara, who was wounded Thursday by a thrown rock, also died. The third victim of the protest-related violence was a police officer killed by demonstrators, according to authorities.

Long-...

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Thousands flee renewed fighting in east Congo town of Pinga

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : World News 
GOMA, Congo –  An aid group says thousands of people have fled the town of Pinga in eastern Congo following renewed fighting between local armed groups.

Jan Peter Stellema, the head of operations in Goma for Doctors Without Borders, said Friday that residents of the area have faced constant turmoil since 2012.

Most of Pinga's population now has fled into the forest, while others have taken refuge in the hospital run by the aid group.

Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French acronym MS...

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He’s gone from most wanted to least wanted

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : US News 
Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s family in Russia doesn’t want his body, his widow declined to claim it and now cemeteries in Massachusetts have refused to take the body. The corpse has languished in a city morgue since April 19, when he was killed in a shootout with police, but now it is being prepared for burial somewhere in or around Boston. The remains were originally taken to Dyer-Lake Funeral Home in North Attleboro late Thursday, prompting crowds to jeered and jab middle ...
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U.K. ‘Big Brother’ Wants Ability to Remotely Shut Off Fridges & Other Appliances During Brownouts

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
In highly populated cities, brownouts, blackouts and other energy shortages are an unfortunate occurrence. But the U.K. is considering a proposal that would curb energy use of household appliances during times of peak energy demand through the use of remote sensors, a move it believes could prevent brownouts and blackouts in the long run.

In other words, as the Daily Telegraph explained it, new appliances like electric ovens, refrigerators and washing machines could be outfitted with sensors t...

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Israeli warplanes strike Syrian weapons facility

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : World News 
A Syrian weapons facility was struck overnight Thursday into Friday by Israeli warplanes, a U.S. official stated.

A source said that it is not clear whether the warplanes crossed into Syrian airspace or whether the missiles were fired from across the border.

It did not appear that a chemical weapons site was targeted, officials told The Associated Press, and one official said the strike appeared to have hit a warehouse. U.S. forces were not involved.


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Popular Antibacterial Soap Ingredient Draws FDA Scrutiny, Sort Of.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 3, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
Studies of triclosan in animals suggest that the chemical could increase the risk of infertility and early puberty and other hormone-related problems in humans.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to deliver a review later this year of whether triclosan is safe. The FDA says animal studies “don’t always predict effects in humans.”

The FDA has been working on a review of whether triclosan is safe for nearly 40 years.  Its website said the review would be released in 2012, but...

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Area Man Now Checks Inside Boat In Driveway Every Morning

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 3, 2013, In : Really? 
WAUKEGAN, IL—After learning Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev had been hiding inside a boat parked in a Massachusetts man’s backyard, 46-year-old Ethan Bryer told reporters Friday that he now makes sure to check the interior of his 30-foot bowrider every morning. “After what happened in Watertown, I’m not taking any chances,” said Bryer, explaining that before leaving for work, he always carefully lifts the tarp of his boat with a baseball bat in hand. “These days, ...
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CHINA AND INDIA CONFLICT?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 3, 2013, In : World News 
This is from ZeeNews, India.  The translation isn't very good, but it sure sounds like something is up between China and India.

TWO NEW ARMY UNITS FOR DEPLOYMENT NEAR CHINA BORDER

New Delhi - Against the backdrop of China strengthening its capability to airlift soldiers, India is planning to raise around 1,500 more airborne troops for deployment in the northeast along the China border.

Under the 12th Defence Plan, India is planning to raise two new battalions of the airborne troops with around 1...

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How native Americans hid in the Vatican for more than 500 years

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 3, 2013, In : History In Current Events 
Rome - More than 500 years after Christopher Columbus set foot on the shores of the New World, what may be the first ever depiction of the native Americans he encountered has been discovered hidden in a Vatican painting.

The discovery was made by restoration experts who were cleaning a large fresco painted by the Renaissance master Pinturicchio. Once they had removed layers of dirt, they noticed a group of tiny figures, almost in the middle of the painting.

The figures are men who seem to be da...

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Brain Computer Interfaces Inch Closer To Mainstream

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 3, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
Last week, engineers sniffing around the programming code for Google Glass found hidden examples of ways that people might interact with the wearable computers without having to say a word. Among them, a user could nod to turn the glasses on or off. A single wink might tell the glasses to take a picture.

But don't expect these gestures to be necessary for long. Soon, we might interact with our smartphones and computers simply by using our minds. In a couple of years, we could be turning on the...

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California Bill Would Allow Students To Use Bathrooms 'Consistent With His or Her Gender Identity'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 3, 2013, In : US News 
A proposed law introduced in the California State legislature would allow public school children to use bathrooms designated for members of the opposite sex, if that students' "gender identity" differed from the students biological sex.

Assembly Bill 1266, introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who represents a section of the city of San Francisco would:

"...require that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and...

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Student Punished, Charged With a Felony After He ‘Tried to Do the Right Thing’ When He Forgot His Shotgun Was in His Truck

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 3, 2013, In : US News 
David “Cole” Withrow was a senior ready to graduate with honors from Princeton High School in Johnston, N.C. He is an Eagle Scout, did his senior class project on gun safety and was even looking forward to college in the fall.

This is why when he realized he forgot his shotgun in the back of his truck after going skeet shooting over the weekend, he debated between driving back home and being counted as tardy and calling his mom from school to collect the gun.

Deciding to call his mother fro...

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Aaargh! Ladies of English town misunderstand intent of pirate night

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 3, 2013, In : Really? 
A women's group in southwest England had an embarrassing encounter at a recent meeting when members misinterpreted the idea behind a visiting speaker's talk about pirates.

The Parkham Women's Institute, a venerable institution traditionally devoted to home-spun handicrafts and good works, decided to get into the spirit of Captain Colin Darch's talk by dressing in pirate garb. Neckerchiefs, eye patches and pirate hats were widely sported, with a toy parrot thrown in for good measure.

Unfortunate...

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Pentagon: North Korea moving closer to developing nuke that can hit U.S.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 3, 2013, In : World News 
North Korean advances in nuclear technology are moving the country closer to its goal of being able to strike the United States with an atomic weapon, according to a new Pentagon report submitted to Congress on Thursday.

Though the unclassifed version of the report gave no timetable for when North Korea may have the ability to hit North American soil with a weapon, it did say recent progress is in line with the country's desires to soon be able to carry out such an attack.

"These advances in b...

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Fire Ravages Southern California

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : US News 
By ABC NEWS
May 2, 2013

More than 425 firefighters are battling blazes in Southern California while dozens of air tankers and helicopters drop water and retardant to combat fierce winds, high temperatures and dry weather feeding the brush fire 90 miles outside Los Angeles.

Hundreds of residents have been forced to evacuate their homes near Banning, Calif., in the Inland Empire section of Southern California.

"The fire is being pushed by this wind, very challenging today," one firefighter told ABC...

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Live: I-90 Accidents, 'Travel Not Advised' Across Upper Midwest

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : US News 
After temperatures soared into the 80s Monday in parts of the Plains, warmth was quickly replaced by temperatures in the 30s and a late-season snow.

More than 8 inches of snow had piled up in in Brainerd, Minn., through Thursday morning as snow continued to fall. Up to 18 inches of snow was reported for parts of Larimer County in Colorado from the same system on Wednesday.

Roadways Thursday morning were slick, with portions of I-70, US36 and US83 listed as being completely snow and ice covered ...

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U.S. plans to seek N.Korean amnesty for jailed U.S. citizen

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : World News 
WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - The United States plans on Thursday to call on North Korea to grant amnesty to Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen sentenced to 15 years hard labor for what Pyongyang said were crimes against the state, a U.S. official told Reuters.

Bae, 44, is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in South Korea. His sentencing came after two months of saber-rattling by Pyongyang that saw North Korea threaten both the United States and South Korea with nuclear war.

The U.S. official, wh...

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FBI posts images of individuals wanted for questioning on Benghazi

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : World News 
The FBI has posted images of three people wanted for questioning regarding the terror attack last year on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, as investigators continue to search for suspects more than seven months after the deadly assault.

The FBI released the grainy images on its website, claiming the individuals pictured were at the U.S. compound when it was attacked on Sept. 11.

"We are seeking information about three individuals who were on the grounds of the U.S. Special Mission when it ...

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Dick Cheney Vice Presidential Library Opens In Pitch-Dark, Sulfurous Underground Cave

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : Really? 
SUMNER, NE—The Richard B. Cheney Vice Presidential Library and Museum officially opened to the public on Wednesday, housing a variety of exhibits honoring the legacy of the former vice president on display in a vast, dark, sulfurous cave thousands of feet below the surface of the earth.

According to officials, the subterranean library will permanently house the archived records and artifacts of Cheney’s vice presidency and will include more than 2.7 million photographs, thousands of razor-...

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North Korea reportedly sentences detained American to hard labor

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : World News 
An American detained for nearly six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of labor for crimes against the state, the North's state media said Thursday, a development that further complicates already strained ties between Pyongyang and Washington.

The sentencing of Kenneth Bae, described by friends as a devout Christian and a tour operator, comes amid signs of tentative diplomacy following weeks of rising tensions in the region.

Analysts say Pyongyang could use Bae as a bargaining...

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United Nations says last month was Iraq's deadliest from violent attacks since June 2008

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : World News 
BAGHDAD –  The United Nations mission to Iraq says more people were killed in violent attacks across the country in April than in any other month since June 2008.

The U.N. figures released on Thursday underscore concerns that security is quickly deteriorating in Iraq, where violence spiked in the last part of April.

The UN says it recorded 712 people killed last month, including 117 members of the Iraqi security forces. The capital district of Baghdad was the worst affected.


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Israeli Police Taking, Storing DNA of African Illegals

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : World News 
TEL AVIV - Police in Israel in January 2012 began building a database of the DNA of immigrants from Africa who entered Israel illegally, a report in Ha'aretz said Thursday. The DNA was taken from immigrants who were caught and detained at a southern facility where illegals were held before deportation.

According to the report, police were using the database to solve property and other crimes. Police said that the DNA collection was necessary, in order to keep track of immigrants before they di...

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Boston police arrest 3 more suspects in bombing case

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : US News 
Boston police have arrested three classmates of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in connection with the April 15 attack, a law enforcement source reported Wednesday.

The source says the three may have information about whether material was removed from Tsarnaev's dorm room at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the days following the April 15 attack.


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Article About One World Trade Center Building Includes Paragraph Explaining 9/11

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Really? 
NEW YORK—A news article published Tuesday about how One World Trade Center will soon become the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere contained a paragraph explaining the events of Sept. 11, sources confirmed. “The new high-rise comes as the result of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, which destroyed both World Trade Center buildings,” read the paragraph, which came towards the end of the article and proceeded to explain that the militant Islamist organization al-Qaeda, led by global ...
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Possible invasion of air-breathing, predatory fish has NYC officials on alert

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : US News 
Environmental officials in New York City are warning the public to be on the lookout for an aggressive, air-breathing fish that may be invading the city's waterways.

The state's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is asking fishermen in the Harlem Meer to be on the lookout for the northern snakehead fish, a predatory creature native to Asia.

The fish, which is native to Russia, China and North and South Korea, can destroy an ecosystem if it is allowed to flourish. The fish can breat...

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2-year-old girl gets windpipe made from stem cells

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.

Hannah Warren has been unable to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own since she was born in South Korea in 2010. Until the operation at a central Illinois hospital, she had spent her entire life in a hospital in Seoul. Doctors there told her parents there was no hope and they expected her to die.

The stem cells came from Ha...

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University of San Diego holds drag show despite Catholic protests

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Religious News 
The University of San Diego has held a show on its campus featuring drag queens, despite repeated protests from Catholic students in the days leading up to the event.

The show, called "Supreme Drag Superstar," took place last week in the university’s Shiley Theatre.

During the show, a group of Catholics, including students, prayed the rosary in protest in another part of the campus, 10 News reports.

“The problem with what the school is doing is that it's essentially saying this lifestyle is ...

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Arizona returning to gold rush roots with bill making gold legal tender

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Local News 
Arizona is returning to its gold rush roots with a bill that would make precious metals legal currency.

The GOP-led Senate gave final approval Tuesday to the bill that could make Arizona the second state in the nation to recognize gold and silver as legal tender. If signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer, the measure would take effect in 2014.

The state Department of Revenue opposed the measure. It passed in the House only after an amendment was added to exempt the department from having to accept ...

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California woman accused of sneaking juice mixed with rubbing alcohol into Starbucks

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : US News 
SAN FRANCISCO –  A California woman faces attempted murder charges after police say she tried to sneak orange juice bottles spiked with a lethal amount of rubbing alcohol inside a Starbucks.

San Jose Police arrested Ramineh Behbehanian, 50, late Monday. A customer reported seeing the woman take two bottles of orange juice from her bag and place them in an open-air refrigerated display case at a Starbucks in San Jose around 3:45 p.m., Sgt. Jason Dwyer said Tuesday.

When the customer told a sto...

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Charge Your Smartphones With Water

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Wierd Science News 
Researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden have developed a new device which will be able to charge phones and other small gadgets using water. According to Fox News, adding just a spoon full of water is all it takes for the device to charge a phone. You can charge your handsets any where, including in desert, jungles or a place that has no provision of electricity. This could very well be the future of eco-friendly electricity.



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FDA approves "morning-after pill" for girls 15 and older without prescription

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : US News 
U.S. regulators on Tuesday lowered the age limit for Plan B One-Step "emergency" contraception, approving it for sale to girls as young as 15 and agreeing it will be available without a prescription and on store shelves instead of behind pharmacy counters, Food and Drug Administration officials announced.



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