Bill O’Reilly gets Riled. Seems he didn’t like his characterization on Law & Order earlier this week when John Larroquette’s character mentioning O’Reilly, Beck and Limbaugh, he said, “They are like a cancer spreading ignorance and hate. O’Reilly said producer Dick Wolf is a “coward” and a “liar”. For more on hate and ignorance, read O’Reilly’s column in the Hi-Desert Star.
Speaking of cancer… American Free Journal, by Winconsin Sturm: Research at the country’s most renowned cancer center shows that 47% of all cancer is related to unresolved anger. Seems anger and resentment gets stuck in cells of your body and make you deprive your cells of important chemicals and biophotons.
From the American Free Journal, by Morgan Craft — The Salton Sea lies directly above the San Andreas Fault, and super-heated steam lies below its surface. The L.A. Dept. of Water & Power has signed a lease for exploring geothermal potential on 2950 acres as part of a state-mandated deadline to produce 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Already, six geothermal plants there produce enough electricity for 220,000 homes.
Speaking of O’Reilly… Glen Beck with FOX, is guilty of misleading his audience by often advising them to purchase gold in advance of the potential collapse of the value of the dollar on the world currency market, without disclosing that he is in fact a “paid spokesman” for Goldline. Additionally, Beck has had the company’s CEO on as a guest without a disclosure. Beck’s promotion of gold presents a potential problem for Fox News, which strictly prohibits on-air personalities from making paid product endorsements.
E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the messages don’t support claims that the science of global warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by The Associated Press.
Typical chemical batteries just don’t cut it when a device needs to run for years without fail. Enter the betavoltaics, or tiny nuclear batteries that harvest energy from radioactive sources such as tritium.
First Marijuana Restaurant Opens In Denver: There are plenty of pot cafes out there, including one in Oregon, but until the Ganja Gourmet came to Denver last month, the world was without a sit-down marijuana restaurant.
Ouch! WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a win for the banking industry, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to reject a measure that would have allowed bankruptcy judges to change the terms of mortgages for distressed homeowners.
LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Supreme Court is swearing in 75 more mediators to the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program.
TEMPE, Ariz. – An Arizona State University professor is predicting another wave of home foreclosures early next year in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s been the year of the gun in Tennessee. In a flurry of legislative action, handgun owners won the right to take their weapons onto sports fields and playgrounds and, at least briefly, into bars.
NEW YORK – A machine pistol used by a street hustler and aspiring rapper shot dead in a Times Square gunfight was purchased from a Virginia gun shop by a woman who reported it stolen 10 days after she bought it.
An Italian Mafia boss who got out of prison by feigning paralysis is arrested while eating at a seaside restaurant in Sicily. When police ask the convicted mobster to explain why he is no longer in a wheelchair, Carmelo di Stefano reportedly replies, “It’s a miracle!”
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – A 98-year-old woman was indicted Friday on a second-degree murder charge that alleges she strangled her 100-year-old nursing home roommate after making the victim’s life “a living hell” because she thought the woman was “taking over the room.”
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya is jailing people for their political views, years after committing to reform, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Saturday.
Khan Neshin, Afghanistan – The challenges with recruiting and training Afghan security forces in unstable parts of the country calls into question the ability to draw down international forces in 18 months.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An Arkansas couple featured on the reality TV show “18 Kids and Counting” now has just given birth to the19th. One sick breeder.
Firefox users are being urged to install the browser extension that adds the Bing search engine to Firefox. Mozilla director of community development, Asa Dotzler, made the recommendation in a blog post in response to Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s recent comments on privacy.
WASHINGTON – The House passed the most ambitious restructuring of federal financial regulations since the New Deal on Friday, aiming to head off any replay of last year’s Wall Street failures that plunged the nation deep into recession.
Two fingers and a tooth removed from Galileo Galilei’s corpse in 1737 have been found and will be put on display, a museum in Florence, Italy says. Admirers of the astronomer pilfered the relics nearly a century after his death. They were handed down from generation to generation in a noble family and finally turned up at an auction.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama has hit out at Wall Street “fat cats”, expressing anger that banks bailed out by the government plan huge bonuses while millions of Americans battle poverty and unemployment.
FORT JACKSON, S.C. – Thousands of Army recruits in training must line up at least once more before heading home for the holidays, this time for mass inoculations by the hundreds against swine flu.
KAMPALA (AFP) – Uganda’s parliament has unanimously voted to outlaw female genital mutilation, imposing a 10-year penalty on anyone who conducts the procedure and life in prison for those who physically force a woman to submit to the act, one of the bill’s main sponsors told AFP Friday.
Officials evacuate a Georgia mall after a man dressed in an elf suit tells a mall Santa that he’s carrying dynamite, according to authorities. No explosives are found, but 45-year-old William C. Caldwell III faces several charges for the alleged hoax, including making terrorist threats.
A woman named Jesus Christ is excused from jury duty in Alabama because she was disruptive.
A husband suspected of killing his wife is cleared after Swedish police decide the murderer is most likely a moose. “The improbable has become probable,” says a police spokesman.
Three weeks before he was elected president, Barack Obama set an audacious goal: end hunger among children in the United States by 2015.
Washington Post Saturday, December 12, 2009 - Silent Epidemic: Number Of US Children Going Hungr Since his inauguration, Obama has seldom broached the subject. His aides brainstorm weekly with several agencies, but their internal conversations so far have not produced fundamentally new approaches. With the economy faltering, the number of youngsters living in homes without enough food soared in 2008 from 13 million to nearly 17 million, the Agriculture Department reported last month. We can’t have both guns and butter. If we continue to choose guns, and we have, we lost the war; the bad guy win.