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Elderly woman has nightmares due to fraudulent phone calls, police say

Capital Times Features - Mon, 01/18/2038 - 22:14
An 86-year-old Madison woman is fearing for her safety and has developed nightmares, because of a persistent scammer who regularly calls her day and night.

Suspended for Abuse, Then Patted on the Back

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New York Times, by Michael Powell Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 25 36 2014 10:36:21 GMT The Baltimore Ravens really are blessed. Let’s say Ray Rice, the team’s Pro Bowl running back, had tested positive for steroids. Under league rules, he would have faced a minimum four'game suspension. A punishment that severe might have gotten in the way of this fine team of men and their playoff drive. Instead Rice drove his hand into his then'fiancée’s head, knocking her cold last February in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. In the National Football League, domestic battery apparently counts as half'a'roid, good for a two'game suspension. After the N.F.L. handed down its suspension and a fine exceeding $500,000, and

Happy birthday George, love Uncle Sam: Obamas sent baby prince a hand'made rocking horse and polo mallet carved from ancient White House tree

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Daily Mail (UK), by Dan Miller Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 25 32 2014 10:32:21 GMT What do you get a king in the making for his birthday? Thankfully the Obamas weren´t short of a few good ideas. The President and his family sent the newborn Prince George a stunning hand'made rocking horse as well a blanket made from the finest alpaca wool to celebrate his birth last year. Sporting a saddle embossed with the presidential seal, the wooden rocking horse came with a polo mallet with a head made from the branch of an oak tree that once stood on the south lawn of the White House. Scroll down for video 'The blanket was made

Underpants bomber failed in mission to blow up airliner ´because he wore same pair of underwear for two weeks´

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Daily Mail [UK], by James Rush Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 25 23 2014 10:23:15 GMT The notorious underwear bomber´s plot in 2009 to blow up a plane on Christmas Day failed because the explosives became ´degraded´ after he wore the same pair of underpants for two weeks, according to a U.S. official. Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on a suicide mission when he attempted to detonate a bomb in his underpants as the plane, en route from Amsterdam, approached Detroit. The bomb however failed to detonate aboard the flight, which was carrying nearly 300 people, but caused a brief fire that caused burns to his groin.

Two peas in a pod! Ten'week'old baby Eisleigh and Clyde the pitbull puppy snuggle up at nap time

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Daily Mail (UK), by Sadie Whitelocks Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 25 21 2014 10:21:02 GMT Forget teddy bears, one baby girl has found the perfect sleeping companion ' a pitbull puppy by the name of Clyde. Adorable photographs and home videos capture ten'week'old Eisleigh from North Carolina snuggling up to the tiny canine in various poses. One recent piece of footage shows the two nestled in a bouncer with Clyde´s nose resting on a smiley Eisleigh´s head. Scroll down for video ' Before taking a nap, the little pup is seen scampering up to the seat and curling himself into a comfortable resting position. His human companion then lets out a sequel of joy and

Girls´ night out! Michelle and Sasha Obama caught in fan´s selfie as they watch Beyonce and Jay'Z concert in Chicago

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Daily Mail [UK], by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 25 13 2014 10:13:51 GMT An eagle'eyed fan has snapped a selfie with Michelle and Sasha Obama as they attended a Beyonce and Jay'Z concert in Chicago last night. Yesenia Herrera was standing in front of the first family at Soldier Field when she whipped out her cell phone and took a selfie ' capturing Mrs Obama and her youngest daughter in the background. Michelle, who was in the city to hold a Democrat fundraiser, and 13'year'old Sasha were also at the concert with Sasha´s big sister, Malia, 16. Herrera, a model from Chicago, then shared the image to Instagram ' no doubt to the

Hamas Still Has Some Friends Left

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Time Magazine, by Mirren Gidda Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 25 10 2014 10:10:09 GMT With the fighting in Gaza intensifying daily, the ruling militant group Hamas is finding itself pushed to the limit. Trying to match Israel’s vast military might is an impossible task, and even finding the resources to launch rocket attacks against Israeli targets could only be achieved by heavy foreign investment. (Cut) The militant Palestinian organization has been a firm fixture on the United States’ Foreign Terrorist Organizations list since 1997. Hamas’ only hope is its neighbors in the Arab World. Hamas has two clear allies, according to Middle East experts: Qatar and Turkey. Both have given Hamas their public support and financial assistance

´Mascara from Amsterdam, or if to be precise from the field´: Outrage as female ´separatist´ posts Instagram selfie wearing ´looted mascara ' and boasting about it´

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Daily Mail (UK), by Will Stewart Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 25 05 2014 10:05:51 GMT Outrage has been expressed in Russia and Ukraine over a young woman who allegedly boasted on her social media site about using looted mascara from the Malaysian air crash site. Identified as Ekaterina Parkhomenko from Torez, close to where the Boeing 777 hit the ground after being shot out of the sky, she posted a picture of a blue mascara bottle, say reports. Her Instagram account then carried two selfies taken with an iPhone which were said to show her after she had applied the Catrice mascara. Scroll down for video

Meghan McCain turns down co'hosting job on The View as the program struggles to find suitable replacements

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Daily Mail (UK), by James Gordon Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 25 56 2014 09:56:00 GMT The View chat show is in chaos after producers hopeful that conservative Meghan McCain might join the team turned down the offer. The conservative pundit and daughter of Senator John McCain appeared as a guest co'host on The View earlier this month as part of a tryout to join the talk show. After losing all their co'hosts except for Whoopi Goldberg, the show is in turmoil as they struggle to find suitable replacements. Barbara Walters retired, Sherri Shepherd moved on after seven years and Jenny McCarthy left the show after just one season. McCain, 29, is currently a panelist on

Israel´s security cabinet rejects cease'fire proposal

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USA Today, by Yousef Al'Helou and Jabeen Bhatti Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 25 49 2014 09:49:16 GMT GAZA CITY — Israel´s Security Cabinet unanimously rejected a cease'fire proposal Friday that called for a week'long truce in the deadly conflict. The proposal by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for a temporary pause in fighting to allow Israelis and Palestinians to broker a broader deal. Israeli TV reported the deal was rejected mainly because Israel would have to cut short its effort at destroying Hamas tunnels. Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon told troops Friday that Israel may significantly widen the Gaza ground operation.

Military bans troops from Baptist church event honoring ‘God’s Rescue Squad’

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Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 25 45 2014 09:45:23 GMT The Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, Missouri, invited National Guard personnel to be honored at its annual Vacation Bible School as part of “God’s Rescue Squad” — but the troops never showed because the military forbids them from attending such an event. “We were going to thank them for protecting our religious liberty,” Pastor Kent Hogan told Fox News. “It was more of a promotion for the military — to show the kids what the military does.” The church, which had held similar events earlier in the week for the local fire department, paramedics and the county sheriff’s department, was told that federal regulations

Ohio university quiz implies atheists are naturally smarter than Christians

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 25 36 2014 09:36:39 GMT A psychology class at Ohio State University implied in an online survey that atheists are just naturally more intelligent than Christians — and at least one student said it’s an outrage. The quiz from a Psychology 1100 class at the college poses the question, Campus Reform first reported: “Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125 — which statement can you expect to be true?” Students are then directed to choose from the following answers: Option one is “Aine earns less money than Theo.” Option two reads “Theo is more liberal than Aine.” Option three: “Theo is an atheist, while Aine is a Christian.” Option four: “Theo is a Christian,

Russia transfer of rocket system to Ukraine rebels imminent- Pentagon

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Reuters, by David Alexander & Phil Stewart Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 25 17 2014 09:17:42 GMT Washington - The Pentagon said on Friday the transfer of heavy-caliber multiple-launch rocket systems from Russia to Ukrainian separatists appeared to be imminent with the arms close enough to the border they could be handed over "potentially today." "We have indications that the Russians intend to supply heavier and more sophisticated multiple-launch rocket systems in the very near future," said Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, adding that the weapons were in the over-200mm range. Warren indicated the weapons had been seen getting closer to the border and the Pentagon believed a transfer was imminent and could

Zuckerberg Pushes Amnesty Letter' Writing Campaign After Becoming Richer than Google Founders

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Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 25 12 2014 09:12:58 GMT On the day Facebook co'founder Mark Zuckerberg became wealthier than the founders of Google and Amazon, his pro'amnesty group launched a letter'writing campaign to Congress to push for permanent comprehensive amnesty legislation. On Thursday, FWD.us, which has spent millions of dollars on both sides of the aisle to push comprehensive amnesty legislation, urged amnesty advocates to write letters to their Representatives urging action on amnesty legislation. The online application asks supporters to: Tell your story of why immigration reform matters to you. Then, enter your information and we´ll take care of mailing the letter to your representative!

Caltrans will put toll lanes on 405 Freeway despite objections

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Los Angeles Times, by Paloma Esquivel Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 25 06 2014 09:06:20 GMT State transportation officials are moving forward with a controversial plan to add toll lanes to a busy stretch of the 405 Freeway in Orange County despite strong opposition from nearby cities who argue the so-called "Lexus lanes" will hurt average commuters. In December, Orange County Transportation Authority board members opted not to support the toll lanes in favor of a plan that would add one free lane in each direction, even though they were warned at the time that state officials may override the decision anyway. On Friday, the California Department of Transportation announced it was doing just that, arguing the toll lanes would

White House Fears Impeachment If Obama Unilaterally Grants Amnesty

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Breitbart Big Government, by John Nolte Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 25 04 2014 09:04:43 GMT As is always the case with anything involving former'Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, our unbiased, objective, not'at'all'liberal media couldn´t wait to mock her impeachment case against President Obama '' but not everyone is laughing. According to reporting from The Hill, The White House fears exactly that should the president take executive action to grant amnesty to thousands of illegals. Senior White House advisers are taking very seriously the possibility that Republicans in Congress will try to impeach President Obama, especially if he takes executive action to slow deportations. Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to Obama, said Friday that the White House

James Brown and the Making of ´Get On Up´

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Wall Street Journal, by Steve Dougherty Posted By: MissMolly- Fri, 25 01 2014 09:01:26 GMT "I was sitting right there," says Mick Jagger, pointing at a row of seats in the famous first balcony at New York´s Apollo Theater. He is remembering how, as a young fan back in England, he had worn out the grooves on his copy of James Brown´s 1963 album, "Live at the Apollo." Then, he says, he watched from the balcony in 1964 as the Hardest'Working Man in Show Business performed his splits and spins and dropped to his knees begging and screaming "Please Please Please." Fifty years later, Mr. Jagger is back at the Apollo, speaking in the historic

Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Once Again Ties Subsidies to State'Based Exchanges

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Breitbart Conversation, by John Sexton Posted By: mitzi- Fri, 25 56 2014 08:56:59 GMT Did Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber make the same mistake twice? A new audio clip finds him once again explaining that Obamacare subsidies are tied to state health exchanges. A clip of Jonathan Gruber circulated last night in which he states that Obamacare subsidies are tied to the existence of state exchanges. This statement is extremely problematic for the law´s supporters because it appears to confirm the view of plaintiffs in the Halbig case, i.e. that only state'exchanges were intended to deliver subsidies. This morning Gruber told the New Republic´s Jonathan Cohn that he doesn´t know why he said it at

‘Pocket drones’: U.S. Army developing tiny surveillance tools for the next big war

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Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 25 44 2014 08:44:18 GMT Future U.S. Army soldiers sent into combat may have a brand new tool at their disposal: the pocket drone. (Snip) When the Army’s efforts come to fruition, the Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program will provide dismounted troops with real-time surveillance of threats in their environment. “The Cargo Pocket ISR is a true example of an applied systems approach for developing new Soldier capabilities,” said Dr. Laurel Allender, acting NSRDEC technical director, Army.mil reported July 21. “It provides an integrated capability for the soldier and small unit for increased situational awareness and understanding

The government wants to wiretap online communications — or in some cases hack them

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Washington Post, by Ellen Nakashima Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 25 37 2014 08:37:23 GMT Law enforcement and intelligence agencies want to be able to wiretap social media, instant message and chat services. But building in ways to wiretap these kinds of communication can lead to less secure systems, say technical experts, including former National Security Agency officials. Some security experts suggest hacking as an alternative, but other experts – including FBI officials '' say that method poses serious risks. Right now, only phone companies, broadband providers and some Internet phone services are required by law to build in intercept capabilities, but the government wants to extend that requirement to online
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