Archive for February, 2008

Natural Born Citizen: McCain Says Citizenship a Dead Issue – Born in Panama Canal Zone

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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RICHARDSON, Texas — Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said Thursday the question of whether he can run for president, despite being born in the Panama Canal Zone, was put to rest 44 years ago in Barry Goldwater’s run for the White House.
McCain added that he doesn’t know why his campaign sought legal analysis of whether his birth outside the continental United States might disqualify him from the presidency.
The Constitution says only a “natural-born citizen” may serve as president. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceFree College Scholarships

Running: Presidential candidate Ralph Nader selects Matt Gonzalez to be his running mate

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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USA – Presidential candidate Ralph Nader has selected Matt Gonzalez, a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, to be his running mate.
At the presentation Nader said, that he wanted ” someone who shares my sense of justice and opposition to corporate state control over our society.”
“I have no illusions about what’s happening here today,” 47 year old Gonzalez stated. “But let me also say that I’ve never entered a political contest with the idea that it couldn’t be won.” Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceMcAfee

Fooling Old People: A robotic dog could be a good companion for your dog-loving grandmother who can’t care for a living pet

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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ST. LOUIS – A sophisticated robotic dog could be a good companion for your dog-loving grandmother who can’t care for a living pet, a new Saint Louis University study suggests. The researchers compared how residents of three nursing homes interacted with Sparky, a living, medium-sized gentle mutt, and Aibo, a doggie robot once manufactured by Sony that looks like a three-dimensional cartoon. “The most surprising thing is they worked almost equally well in terms of alleviating loneliness and causing residents to form attachments,” says William A. Banks, M.D., professor of geriatric medicine at Saint Louis University. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceLuggage Online

Fowl Language: Feathers fly over language on billboard for chicken sandwich

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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ALTOONA, Pennsylvania – A convenience store chain’s billboard advertising its fried chicken sandwich is ruffling the feathers of some residents.
Sheetz Inc. unveiled the “Crispy Frickin’ Chicken” billboards at the beginning of February.
The campaign consists of 100 billboards placed locations that carry the sandwich, spokeswoman Monica Jones said Thursday. The campaign is aimed at young adults, and the company did not intend to offend anyone, Jones said. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceNutri System

Miracle Survivor: Impaled Elevator Worker Recovering – Rebar went in the man’s chest down his body and into his leg

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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DENVER, Colorado – A 31-year-old elevator worker is recovering after a piece of rebar fell about 200 feet and impaled him at a construction site.
The man was working in the elevator shaft at One Lincoln Park, a new condo building going in at 20th and Welton in downtown Denver.
Firefighters say he must have looked up just as the piece of metal was coming down. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceNFL Shop

Nutty: Ex-Grocery Clerk Admits to Internet Hoax Threatening 7 NFL Stadiums

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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NEWARK, N.J. — A former Wisconsin grocery clerk pleaded guilty Thursday to making bogus Internet postings warning of terrorist attacks against seven NFL stadiums in 2006.
Jake J. Brahm admitted he posted false information that so-called dirty bombs would be detonated at stadiums having games on Oct. 22, 2006. Brahm had said the stadiums were in Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Oakland, Cleveland and New York City. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceLumber Liquidators

Zombie debt: They’re coming for you – And there’s no escape

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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USA – When I heard the term zombie debt, I had to grab the post. My zombie story, “Five Places You Must Visit After You Die” is included in the new anthology, “Book of Dead Things.”
But those aren’t the zombies in question. Zombie debts are those old, unpaid debts owed companies that have given up trying to collect. Now, however, they are selling those debts to debt collectors, who miraculously bring them back to life and resume the pursuit. Of you. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceSmart Bargains

Georgia Man Kills Motorcyclist Who Was Following Teen Daughters

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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Bogart, Georgia — A man is facing a murder charge after authorities say he shot and killed a motorcyclist who followed his daughters home from a department store.
Richard Harold Gear, 45, claimed he was acting in self-defense when he shot Bryan Joseph Mough around 6:45 p.m. Monday as Mough drove his motorcycle past Gear’s house, Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said.
The daughters, ages 17 and 19, had called their father on a cell phone to tell him they were being followed, Berry said. As they arrived home, Gear was waiting at the end of his driveway with a pistol, Berry said. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplacePet Street Mall

Leap Year: How the World Makes Up for Lost Time

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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Friday, February 29, marks leap day, a day that’s added to the month of February almost every four years—that is, every leap year—to keep the modern calendar in line with the celestial cycles that frame it.
But where did leap year come from? How does it work? And have other cultures, with their own systems for tracking time, needed to use it, too?
The short answer is: Yes. Think of leap year as the little trick the world uses to make up for lost time. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceSmall Flower

Coptic Christians: Exchange student almost starves to death in Egypt

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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HALLOWELL, Maine – Jonathan McCullum was in excellent health at 155 pounds when he left last summer to spend the school year as an exchange student in Egypt.
But when he returned home to Maine just four months later, the 5-foot-9 teenager weighed a mere 97 pounds and was so weak that he struggled to carry his baggage or climb a flight of stairs. Doctors said he was at risk of a heart attack.
McCullum says he was denied sufficient food while staying with a family of Coptic Christians, who fast for more than 200 days a year, a regimen unmatched by other Christians. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceMusicnotes

Bird Boy: A boy can only communicate by ‘chirping’ – After living his life in a virtual aviary

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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Russia – According to reports from Russia, the 7-year-old ‘bird boy’ has spent his life in a flat filled with bird cages with a mum who treated him like one of her pets.
Pravda said the boy’s 31-year-old mum did not talk him and treated him like a bird, forcing him to learn avian language.
Social worker Galina Volskaya said shocked authorities discovered the boy in a two-bedroom apartment with bird mess littering the floor. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceHawaiian Airlines

Shocking: 1 In Every 99 Americans Now Behind Bars

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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USA – For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 American adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report tracking the surge in inmate population. The report, released Thursday by the Pew Center on the States, said the 50 states spent more than $49 billion on corrections last year, up from less than $11 billion 20 years earlier. The rate of increase for prison costs was six times greater than for higher education spending, the report said.Using updated state-by-state data, the report said 2,319,258 adults were held in U.S. prisons or jails at the start of 2008 — one out of every 99.1 adults, and more than any other country in the world. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceEconomy Travel

Strange: I Lived like a Freegan Once

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Date: February 27th, 2008

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USA – The people in this movement have nicknamed themselves ‘freegans’. Their lifestyle is a reaction against consumerism and capitalism in America. Instead of focusing on building up wealth and adding materials to their life, they avoid these possessions. In order to do this, they spend very little money on essential items like food and even less on non essential things. Lisa reports that one of the ways that they do this is by scrounging through other people’s garbage to find what they need. I am not a freegan, but this whole lifestyle reminds me of a time when I was a part of a similar society. The group that I was involved with: college students. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceBuyer Zone

Weird: Texas Waitress Gets Horse as a Tip

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Date: February 27th, 2008

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Texas – “All this started about a week and a half ago when I was waiting tables,” Carrol said. “There were two men drinking coffee and I had to ask them to move to make way for a larger group. One of the men just asked me if I wanted a horse. I said, ‘sure.’ Two days later he came back with the trainer’s phone number and Mailman was mine.”
Carrol was told that Mailman Express, just 5 years old, is a racehorse has-been. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceBeatport

Congress Asks Justice Department to Investigate Whether Roger Clemens Lied About Steroid Use

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Date: February 27th, 2008

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congress asked the Justice Department Wednesday to investigate whether Roger Clemens lied under oath to a House committee reviewing steroid use in baseball.
The chairman and ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a letter to the Justice Department requesting a perjury probe into Clemens’ sworn depositions. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceDISH Network Satellite TV