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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Gunmen kill Pakistani Taliban leader in northwest

Pakistani intelligence officials and militants say gunmen have killed a Pakistani Taliban commander in the country's North Waziristan tribal area.

A local Taliban member says Maulvi Noor Mohammad was ambushed Saturday night near the main town of Miran Shah by relatives of a man he recently tortured and killed.

Gunmen kill Pakistani Taliban leader in northwest

Poker Tournament Robbed

Gamblers ducked under tables at the city's Grand Hyatt Hotel as the five raiders burst in, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, grenades and machetes.

The thieves made off with 800,000 euros (about £719,000) in the pandemonium, according to local media reports.

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America's wealthiest counties

America's wealthiest counties

Despite the weak economy, the median income in one high-end suburb tops $110,000 a year.

World's most beautiful hot springs

World's most beautiful hot springs

These sublime, and sometimes surreal, steaming pools of wellness are worth a dip.

Clear One Health Insurance Hooks Oregonians Up with Holistic Care

From Treehugger:

Photo via: Wonderlane/Flickr

Current events lead us to believe Obama's needed health care reform will finally come to pass. Being that both sides of the issue are interested in cutting costs, there's an independent, alternative and affordable health care company which provides a good model for progressive, preventative protection to residents of the state of Oregon. It's called the Natural Health Plan.

According to the insurance company, Clear One Health Plans, Inc., "The Natural Plan is ideal for individuals who have the desire to treat the whole person (mind, body, spirit), are focused on health and fitness, yoga and other fitness products, green living, personal development, and those who follow Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS)."

Secrets of the world's largest cruise ship

Secrets of the world's largest cruise ship

The Oasis of the Seas is almost five times the size of the Titanic.

How spoons give a reverse reflection

How spoons give a reverse reflection

Why do you appear upside-down when looking at the front side of a spoon but not at the back?

Popular Science has it's archives online

... and they're free!
Popscitititit Videophoneeeeee Popular Science, in partnership with Google, just put its 137-year archive online, for free. You can't yet browse by issue; rather, the entry point is a keyword search box.

Yes, the ads are all there too.

At left, Chatroulette, er, I mean "You See Your Party On New Video Phone" (September, 1950).

Careers that benefit your health

10 careers that benefit your health

These professions can help you stay fit while helping others do the same.

Ways grocers trick you into spending

6 ways grocers trick you into spending

Beware of a supermarket's "chill zone," which is designed to inspire impulse buys.

The truth behind debt settlements

The truth behind debt settlements

Yes, it's quite possible to get rid of credit card debt for less than you owe.

Al-Qaida calls on US Muslims to attack America

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100307/capt.96e3640f71954306bf4a17fdc380022a.al_qaida_american_ny111.jpg?x=213&y=129&xc=2&yc=1&wc=408&hc=247&q=85&sig=priBd_z5A_avo3JooV81lA--Al-Qaida's American-born spokesman on Sunday called on Muslims serving in the U.S. armed forces to emulate the Army major charged with killing 13 people in Fort Hood.

In a 25-minute video posted on militant Web sites, Adam Gadahn described Maj. Nidal Hasan as a pioneer who should serve as a role model for other Muslims, especially those serving Western militaries.

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More U.S. airports employ full-body scans

More U.S. airports employ full-body scans

Passengers who refuse the scan will go through a more intense traditional screening.

Top homeschool texts dismiss evolution

Beware the wingnut infiltrators ...

Top homeschool texts dismiss evolution

Books that dispute Darwin's theory dominate the market of more than 1.5 million students.

While the public schools aren't doing the best job of it - at least they are teaching the correct lessons!

Gas odor leads to $5 million drug bust

Police investigating the source of a gas odor at a northern New Jersey home instead found thousands of pills and other prescription medications worth $5 million.

Gas odor leads to $5 million drug bust

Cop News

Gays in the Military Ruling Creates Dilemma for Brass

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that, for a gay service member's discharge to be constitutional, the military must demonstrate the firing promotes "cohesion or discipline in the unit" in all Western States.

11-year-old hailed as bus crash hero

11-year-old hailed as bus crash hero

From a stretcher, Oscar Rodriguez translated for rescue workers and crash victims.

Chileans find hope in a photograph

Chileans find hope in a photograph

With the flash of a camera, Bruno Sandoval went from a quake survivor to a symbol of national strength.

Dictator's son winner of Togo election

Provisional results indicate President Faure Gnassingbe won 1.2 million votes, representing 60.9 percent of the roughly 2 million votes cast in the tiny country, said Issifou Tabiou, the head of the election body.

Leading Pakistani Taliban deputy believed killed

A top Pakistani Taliban commander close to al-Qaida is believed to have been killed in an army airstrike, officials said Saturday, in the latest apparent blow to insurgents who have attacked Pakistan and threatened U.S. forces in neighboring Afghanistan.

Beautiful Tango

Hindi Zahra

Big donor stops giving to repugicans over leaked fundraising document attacking Pelosi, Reid, Obama

More fallout over the 'secret' repugican fundraising document that recommended milking "ego driven" donors by playing on their fear that Obama, Reid and Pelosi were sending America into "socialism."

From Ben Smith:
A prominent evangelical figure and repugican donor says he will end his contributions to the organized repugican rarty in reaction to the leaked fundraising presentation that advised using "fear" to solicit contributions and displayed an image of President Obama as the Joker from Batman.

Mark DeMoss, who heads a two bit christian public relations firm in Atlanta and served as a liaison to the evangelical coven for Mitt Romney in 2008, wrote chairwimp Michael Steele yesterday that he was "ashamed" of the presentation, calling depictions of Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Majority Leader Harry Reid "shameful, immature and uncivil, at best."

"I’m afraid the presentation is representative of a culture and mindset within the repugican national cabal," DeMoss, a past member of the rnc's "Eagle" program for top donors who gave the party $15,000 in 2008, wrote in the letter to Steele, which he shared with POLITICO. "Consequently, I will no longer contribute to any fundraising entity of our party—but will contribute only to individual candidates I choose to support."

This is good news for the American people.
When even the most lunatic fringe of your lunatic fringe base doesn't like you anymore - you're in trouble

Ahmadinejad: Sept. 11 attacks a 'big lie'

This man is deranged ...

Ahmadinejad: Sept. 11 attacks a 'big lie'

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes a bold statement against the official U.S. version.

Today is ...

Today is Sunday, March 7, the 66th day of 2010.

There are 299 days left in the year.

Today In History March 7

Today's unusual holidays and celebrations are:

Daughters' and Sons' Day

National Be Heard Day


Namesake Day

Our Readers

Some of our readers today have been in:

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
London, England, United Kingdom
Middlebrough, England, United Kingdom
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Khartoum, Al Khartum, Sudan
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Middlekerk, Antwerpen, belgium
Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Krasnodar, Krasnodar, Russia
Jiddah, Al Jawf, Saudi Arabia

as well as Scotland, and the United States in such cities as Prarieville, Bristol, Ravenna, Tempe, Carlsbad, Hopkinsville, Green Bay, Maumelle and many more

Daily Horoscope

Today's horoscope says:

For the past two days, you've been wooing and romancing -- not to mention being wooed and romanced -- and it hasn't been all that hard to handle.
But it's Sunday, which means tomorrow is Monday, and it's time to get to the heart of the matter.
You have something to say, and you won't be able to resist saying it any longer.
Not to worry.
They have something equally impulsive to say to you.