Archive for March, 2012

2 dead, 12 hurt in shooting

MIAMI — At least one gunman opened fire on a crowd or mourners gathered at a Miami-area funeral home, killing two people and injuring 12, authorities said. The shooting happened Friday night at Funeraria Latina Emanuel in the North Miami area. More than 100 people were gathered outside the funeral home when a car drove by […]

Sponsors help animal shelter

With tens of thousands of pets waiting for adoption, some animal shelters are taking a new approach to make adoption easier. NBC’s John Yang reports. By Laura AllenbaughNBC News JOPLIN, Mo. — When Denny Flowers looked at Lucy, it was love at first sight. He found the 8-year-old Shih Tzu on the Joplin Humane Society Facebook […]

Lottery tickets, then lightning

KANSAS CITY, Kansas — A Kansas man was struck by lightning hours after buying three Mega Millions lottery tickets, proving in real life the old saying that a gambler is more likely to be struck down from the sky than win the jackpot. C’mon — what’s not to like? Hoof it over to Facebook to join […]

GOP showdown in Wis.

Jae C. Hong / AP Rick Santorum shakes hands with supporters after speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Presidential Kick-Off in Pewaukee, Wis., on Saturday. WAUKESHA, Wis. — The current state of the Republican nominating contest was on display in Wisconsin on Saturday, with underdog Rick Santorum vigorously slamming front-runner Mitt Romney, while the […]

Ghostly new images released of the Titanic

The first complete views of the legendary wreck: As the starboard profile shows, the Titanic buckled as it plowed nose-first into the seabed, leaving the forward hull buried deep in mud—obscuring, possibly forever, the mortal wounds inflicted by the iceberg. (Copyright 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) The first complete […]

Pentagon desecration of 9/11 victims’ remains: Proof that WE are “the enemy”

The New York Times has reported that Pentagon officials considered burying the remains of Pentagon 9/11 attack victims at sea. But they decided that would be too honorable. So they burned them and dumped them with the other garbage in a landfill. How to explain such disrespect? Were they in a rush to get rid […]

More Educational Videos for VT Adult Courses

by Tom Valentine   If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a good video is worth a row of textbooks. On top of video fare already suggested in these columns. May I present some more great viewing/learning for responsible adults and students in our pathetic institutions? Previously, you have been directed to the […]

The Most Disgraceful VA in the Nation

This American Flag no longer a fitting emblem for display Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans   The ongoing disgraceful disrespect toward America’s Veterans and the American Flag at the Los Angeles Veterans Home and Hospital defies anything in modern-day history. There’s an embarrassingly torn and tattered American Flag at the entryway of the largest […]

Lewd or prude? Arizona netizens outraged over internet censorship bill

Does this article – or maybe just the headline – annoy, offend or terrify you? If so, it may soon be illegal in Arizona. ­The state’s legislature has passed a bill which would update an existing telephone harassment law to apply to the Internet and other forms of electronic communication.  The problem, though, is that […]

Police offer reward on old killing

David Beer. WHEN David Beer was found shot dead 18 years ago, he was at war with his neighbours and his wife. Police privately say they know the identity of his killer – but yesterday offered a $100,000 reward in a bid to solve the case. On the morning of February 7, 1994, Beer was […]

Why truth on carbon tax is more power for Labor

Police escort anti-carbon tax protesters after they interrupted parliament’s question time. Picture: Kym Smith Source: The Australian GETTING a nasty reminder of the carbon tax stamped on every power bill sounds like a nightmare for the Labor Party. But Julia Gillard’s decision to back itemised carbon tax impact statements on household power bills is a […]

Liberal senator Adams, 68, dies

LIBERAL senator Judith Adams has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 68. Senator Adams, who was born in Picton, New Zealand, was elected as a Liberal senator for Western Australia in 2004. She died during the early hours of yesterday morning. Party spokesman Ben Morton said: ”The thoughts of the Liberal Party […]

Jailed businessman a ‘sacrifice’, says wife

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Police plan raids to smash pay TV piracy racket

Click to play video More video Recommended Click to play video NBN winners and losers Click to play video Sand Flea: the 10m-high-hopping robot Click to play video Professor Brian Schmidt’s Guide to the Universe highlights Click to play video NBN recipients announced Replay video Police are planning nine raids – including in Melbourne – […]

Tony Abbott regrets comment

Updated: 09:01, Sunday April 1, 2012 Australia’s federal opposition leader Friday expressed regret on national TV for ‘inappropriate banter’ he made earlier in the week, regarding the size of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s behind. Oddly enough, the furor stems from comments feminist author Germaine Greer made during a talk show on the ABC, the national […]

Man shot in car attack in city’s west

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Man sees his brother taken

Click to play video More video Recommended Click to play video Another fatal shark attack in W.A. Click to play video A taste of the Mudder madness Australian Tsunami Early Warning Centre Click to play video Teen’s breakthrough surgery at Royal Children’s Replay video THE brother of a diver killed by a shark off Western […]

80 arrested after anti-Islam protest in Denmark

AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — More than 80 people were arrested Saturday as protesters hurling rocks and bottles tried to interrupt an anti-Islamic demonstration by far-right groups from across northern Europe, Danish police said. There were numerous brief scuffles throughout the day as police tried to separate some 2,500 counter-demonstrators from a few hundred people attending […]

Italian mafia boss arrested in Thailand

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, in a policy U-turn, said on Saturday it would back its deputy leader for president, an endorsement that guarantees Khairat al-Shater a place among the frontrunners after the group initially said it would not field a candidate. The Brotherhood said it changed tack after reviewing … FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Jackie Mason companion arrested on assault charge

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a woman who accused comedian Jackie Mason of roughing her up during a domestic dispute has been arrested on an assault charge stemming from the incident. Police said Saturday that Mason’s 48-year-old “companion” scratched and bruised his arm at around 6:30 a.m. Friday as he attempted to call a […]

Companion who claimed she was roughed up by Jackie Mason is arrested on assault charge in NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Police say a woman who accused comedian Jackie Mason of roughing her up during a domestic dispute has been arrested on an assault charge stemming from the incident. Police said Saturday that Mason’s 48-year-old “companion” scratched and bruised his arm at around 6:30 a.m. Friday as he attempted to call a […]

Top 10 iPhone Word Games

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Forget Google Instant: In the Future, Search Engines Will Read Your Habits

When Google launched Google Instant in 2010, it claimed that providing results as users type and removing the need to hit the “enter” key saved users two to five seconds per search. Wolfram Alpha CEO Stephen Wolfram’s vision of what the word “Instant” could mean for search is a bit more literal. [More from Mashable: […]

Tax Day On the Way: The 4 Ways You Can Tax Your LLC

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. The Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a hot business structure for startups right now — and for good reason. It offers all the personal liability protection without the red tape, paperwork […]

Can the JOBS Act Jump-Start Entrepreneurship?

Can the crowdfunding-focused Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act really spark entrepreneurship, economic growth and hiring? Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), a staunch advocate of crowdfunding and contributor to the #FixYoungAmerica campaign to promote youth entrepreneurship, believes it can. [More from Mashable: Do Democrats Have an Advantage on the Web?] Businesses can’t raise money through crowdfunding […]

‘Sand Flea’ Robot Jumps 30 Feet [VIDEO]

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Mobile Jobseeking is Going Mainstream [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sick of paying out the nose for wireless data? Well, one enterprising startup may have an option for you: FreedomPop, a wireless service set to roll out in July and September, wants to offer you 1GB worth of 4G WiMAX and LTE wireless … Continue … FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

7 Apps You Don’t Want To Miss [PICS]

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Google’s April Fools’ Day Prank: 8-Bit Google Maps

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Now You Can Explore Nelson Mandela’s Archives Online

Following a year-long effort, the Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project is now available online. The new interactive multimedia archive documents the South African leader’s life, personal memories and commitment to social justice. The project is an initiative of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (NMCM) and the Google Cultural Institute, which aims to help preserve […]

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