November 14, 2018

No Sex, Many Lies, One Videotape, and a Soldier’s Unnecessary Death

It is not a movie.  It could be labeled a comedy, a farce, even a Greek tragedy, except that people really are dying.  It is, in fact, an absolutely abhorrent, disgraceful, and unacceptable demonstration of the hidebound, self-serving attitude, omnipresent throughout the federal bureaucracy and among many in our political establishment, that my agency, my […]

Iran Sentences U.S. Marine to Death

Via Yahoo! News: An Iranian court on Monday convicted an Iranian-American man of spying for the CIA and sentenced him to death, Iranian state news media reported Monday. Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, 28, “has 20 days to appeal the court’s decision, which comes at a time of increasing tensions between Tehran and Washington,” the Washington Post’s […]

Jimmy Carter: Hey, Sorry To Hear About the Death of Your Dictator

Via iOL News: . . .Seoul – Former US president Jimmy Carter has sent condolences for the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il and expressed a wish to visit the communist country, the North’s state media said on Thursday. “In the message Jimmy Carter extended condolences to Kim Jong-Un and the Korean people over […]

Jimmy Carter: Hey, Sorry To Hear About the Death of Your Dictator

Via iOL News: . . .Seoul – Former US president Jimmy Carter has sent condolences for the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il and expressed a wish to visit the communist country, the North’s state media said on Thursday. “In the message Jimmy Carter extended condolences to Kim Jong-Un and the Korean people over […]

AP Newsbreak: US to pay $2.5M in anthrax death

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. government has agreed to pay $ 2.5 million to the widow and family of a Florida tabloid photo editor killed in the 2001 anthrax attacks. A court filing obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press shows that Maureen Stevens will drop all other claims stemming from the death of Robert Stevens. […]

How to Carve a ‘Death Star’ Pumpkin

Via Fantasy Pumpkins: The Death Star, from the movie Star Wars, can be considered a hybrid “pumpkin carve/pumpkin sculpt”. Pumpkin carving involves using the pumpkin almost as a surface for an image that is carved into the pumpkin. This is pretty much a 2D image. A pumpkin sculpt uses the pumpkin itself as a 3D […]

Report faults city of Alameda in man’s bay death

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — An independent review on the death of a suicidal man in the waters off California’s coast while rescuers watched on shore faults the city of Alameda for not having a water rescue crew. Alameda released the 67-page review by a former state fire marshal Thursday. It details missteps by city authorities […]