February 2013

Would both sides please STFU!!!!!!

February 28, 2013
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I’ll make my position on all this Woodward nonsense quite simple, there is a good and substantive discussion beneath all this to be had: is the media doing a good job covering this WH, or is it not?

That would be a complex and, ideally, positive discussion. But between the media...

Woodward’s Basic Point Still Holds: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed

February 28, 2013
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You can read all of it via the Politico link below. I don’t care how the media seeks to spin this in the WH’s best interests, the simple point Woodward made holds. Sperling went to some length to intimidate Woodward and influence the coverage and it’s reasonable to assume he does...

25 foot prehistoric shark had spiral of teeth that worked like a Chainsaw

February 27, 2013
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Ouch! Image at link.

A 25ft monster ‘shark’ with chainsaw teeth that roamed the prehistoric seas 270 million years ago has been revealed by scientists.

The bizarre fish Helicoprion, an early ancestor of sharks, had a conveyor belt of jagged teeth that spiralled out of its lower jaw and ripped prey to shreds.

Using...

Feds free illegal immigrants in Georgia, other states

February 27, 2013
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Several hundred illegal immigrants have been released from detention centers in Georgia and other states, federal officials confirmed Tuesday. They said the releases were made to cut costs in advance of automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to take effect Friday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials declined to say precisely how...

Award winning short film director Adam Strange killed by 12 – 14 ft shark

February 27, 2013
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An award-winning short-film director was killed Wednesday by a “huge” shark off New Zealand in a bloody attack being blamed on a great white.

Police Inspector Shawn Rutene said in a statement that the swimmer, identified by his family as Adam Strange, was about 220 yards offshore when the shark attacked. He...

Teresa Marquard, heroic Phila Mom to 3 pushed husband to safety before being struck, killed by ‘drunken driver’

February 26, 2013
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Wow …

Even in death, Teresa Marquard put her beloved husband first when she pushed him out of the way of an out-of-control vehicle barreling towards them.

The 58-year-old mother of three from Philadelphia was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday after being struck by a suspected drunken driver. Her spouse of 42...

Half-assed but half-right: S.E. Cupp and Joe Scarborough

February 19, 2013
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Yes, there is a conservative media echo chamber. And yes, conservatives would be wise to think about what it will require to broaden their approach to reach more people in some cases, or to some degree.

Where Scarborough and Cupp go wrong is in bashing what exists. Augmenting, or expanding on it...

Body in LA hotel water tank may be missing Canadian tourist Elisa Lam

February 19, 2013
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A body was found in a large water tank on top of a downtown Los Angeles hotel on Tuesday which may be a 21-year-old Canadian woman who went missing under suspicious circumstances while staying there late last month, police said.

via Body may be missing Canadian tourist | Reuters.

Ali Syed – O.C. shooting suspect identified as college student

February 19, 2013
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Orange County sheriff’s officials on Tuesday identified the suspect in series of fatal shootings and carjackings as Ali Syed, a 20-year-old community college student with no criminal record.

Authorities don’t have a motive for the shootings, which began with the slaying of a woman at Syed’s  south Orange County home, spread...

Hmm … Cosmos may be ‘inherently unstable’

February 19, 2013
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A concept known as vacuum instability could result, billions of years from now, in a new universe opening up in the present one and replacing it.

It all depends on some precise numbers related to the Higgs that researchers are currently trying to pin down.

A “Higgs-like” particle was first seen at the...

Apple hacked – similar to Facebook’s hacking

February 19, 2013
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In January, Facebook was the target of a “sophisticated attack,” which was reportedly triggered when several employees visited what the company described as a “mobile developer website.” Now comes news that Apple was hit in exactly the same fashion. 

via Apple joins Facebook  CSMonitor.com.

Police report: WCBS-TV newsman Rob Morrison a boozy bully with an internet porn habit

February 19, 2013
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Angry anchorman Rob Morrison, after his weekend arrest for choking his wife, vowed to return and murder his battered spouse, shocking new court papers charged Tuesday.

The nasty WCBS-TV newsman “threatened that if he was released from police custody, he would kill his wife,” the documents released Tuesday indicated….

More via WCBS-TV...

NASA lost, now has spotty communication with Space Station

February 19, 2013
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NASA lost regular communication with the International Space Station on Tuesday and has since established only limited connections.

The space agency said it was doing a routine update of computer software when communications were lost, leaving the craft able to communicate only every 90 minutes when it passes over ground...

Texas teen wins right to have baby after suing parents

February 19, 2013
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A pregnant Texas teen has won the right to have her baby after she reached an agreement with her parents, who she had sued claiming they were forcing her to abort the fetus.

MyFoxHouston.com reports the 16-year-old teen, who was only identified in court records as R.E.K., will be allowed to...

4 dead, including gunman, in southern California shooting spree

February 19, 2013
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Authorities say a shooting spree through Orange County, Calif., on Tuesday has left four people dead, including the shooter, and several others injured.

The shootings began at 4:45 a.m. when deputies responding to a call found a female shot multiple times in a house in Ladera Ranch, said Orange County sheriff’s...

NYC TV anchor Rob Morrison accused of choking wife CBS financial news anchor Ashley Morrison

February 19, 2013
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DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — A New York television news anchor fought with his wife and then choked her at their home and threatened her even after he was arrested, police said.

Officers received a call early Sunday morning from WCBS-TV anchor Rob Morrison’s mother-in-law about what was going on at the couple’s...

Comcast pulls gun shop ads from cable network

February 18, 2013
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A gun shop owner said firearm manufacturers, distributors and retailers are being targeted unfairly after Comcast announces it’s dropping all gun shop ads from its nationwide cable network.

The cable company recently acquired NBC Universal and this is a long standing policy there.

When a local ad agency recently placed an order for...

EU regulators threaten privacy crackdown against Google

February 18, 2013
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Google may face a coordinated crackdown by privacy regulators in Europe before this summer unless the Web giant makes dramatic changes to how it manages user data.

France’s privacy watchdog said today that Google had yet to respond with “precise and effective” answers to a dozen recommendations unanimously adopted by 27 national...

Colorado Democrat Salazar ‘Pops Off’ on Rape

February 18, 2013
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The saddest part of this nonsense is how it will invariably expose the media’s double standard. They’ll excuse it, just as they do Alec Baldwin’s repeated racist remarks. Their politics gain these clowns a pass.

Colorado Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar:

“It’s why we have call boxes,...

Nike, Oakley Pull Sponsorship of Oscar Pistorius

February 18, 2013
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Corporate sponsors of Olympic “blade runner” Oscar Pistorius have begun to distance themselves from the sprinter, who is accused of murdering his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius is back to court in South Africa Tuesday morning on murder charges.Oakley, the eyewear manufacturer, and the sporting goods giant Nike announced today that they...

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