Friday, November 27, 2009

Tiger Woods Seriously Hurt in Crash

MSNBC is quoting Woods' agent as saying the golf great is "fine."

in reference to:

"Authorities say Tiger Woods has been seriously injured in a car wreck in Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol says the PGA star hit a fire hydrant and a tree as he pulled out of his driveway early Friday in his 2009 Cadillac sport utility vehicle. Woods was taken to Health Central Hospital. His condition was not immediately known, though the news release said his injuries were serious."
- Tiger Woods Seriously Hurt in Crash - CBS News (view on Google Sidewiki)

Jump in number of global swine flu deaths

"The global number of swine flu deaths has jumped by more than 1,000 in a week, latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show.

At least 7,826 people are now known to have died following infection with the H1N1 virus since it first emerged in Mexico in April.

Europe saw an 85% increase in the week, with the total number of deaths rising from at least 350 to at least 650.

However, in most cases the virus continues to produce mild symptoms.

The overwhelming majority of patients usually recover, even without medical treatment, within a week."

in reference to: BBC News - Jump in number of global swine flu deaths (view on Google Sidewiki)

FBI: Ex-Doctor in Ohio Admitted Making Pipe Bombs

How do these things happen without anyone noticing.

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"Federal agents in Ohio say a former doctor admitted making pipe bombs that were part of an arsenal seized at his apartment. An affidavit filed in federal court in Akron says 56-year-old Mark Campano of Cuyahoga Falls told an FBI agent he "did indeed" build the pipe bombs found this week at his apartment. The affidavit filed late Wednesday does not describe a motive or any possible targets. A message seeking comment was left Friday for defense attorney Donald Hicks. Authorities arrested Campano after an explosion rocked his apartment complex Monday night. Police said he was trying to load shotgun shells when one blew up. Campano's Ohio medical license was revoked in 2006 because of a long history of drug abuse."
- FBI: Ex-Doctor in Ohio Admitted Making Pipe Bombs - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - (view on Google Sidewiki)

White House Crashers May Face Charges

They should be thrown in jail for this stunt. But it won't happen. The media would jump all over that. In addition, these low lives will become famous, and maybe wealthy, from this experience.

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"The Secret Service may begin a criminal investigation against the Virginia couple who crashed a high-profile White House dinner, an agency spokesman said Friday. Jim Mackin said the possible turn toward criminal charges is one reason the Secret Service has kept mum about what happened when Michaele and Tareq Salahi arrived at the security checkpoint Tuesday. They were not on the guest list for the dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Nobody disputes that the two, candidates for a reality TV show, were allowed through security. The Secret Service acknowledges that its procedures weren't followed. Still unknown is the story that the uninvited guests spun to the security officers that persuaded them to allow the couple through. That likely would play a role in any criminal charges."
- White House Crashers May Face Charges - CBS News (view on Google Sidewiki)

The White House Gate Crashers: What Went Wrong?

It could have been a terrorist or an assassin.

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"At least two people who weren't invited, we now know. Just how reality-TV-wannabes Michaele and Tareq Salahi managed to crash last week's first State Dinner (See TIME's photos here.) has been the subject of back-to-back front page stories in the Washington Post and another one in the New York Times. The story raises some serious questions about White House security, given how close they got to the President and the Indian Prime Minister, as well as so many other high-ranking government officials. As of now, the Secret Service is blaming the debacle on a breach at a single checkpoint, though they are being vague on the details. My own experience with these things is both limited and dated. Back in 1999, I attended a similar dinner the Clintons threw in honor of Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji. (According to the Washington Post account of that dinner, I got invited under the "White House always throws a bone to reporters who follow the president" exemption. Whatever. I was very, very happy to be there for what turned out to be a very cool experience.) But what I know from that dinner tells me there were a number of places where things went wrong: The first thing to know is what makes entering the White House for one of these big social events different from, say, getting in for a routine interview or a briefing. For state dinners, invited guests are allowed to drive a car up to the building. The guards go over your vehicle, including putting something that looks like a gigantic dental mirror under it, and then you are sent up the driveway to the White House, where a uniformed military officer takes your keys and parks your car."
- UPDATE: Guess Who Came To Dinner? - Swampland - (view on Google Sidewiki)

E-mails Don't Prove Global Warming is a Fraud

Nice try.

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"Stop hyperventilating, all you climate change deniers. The purloined e-mail correspondence published by skeptics last week -- portraying some leading climate researchers as petty, vindictive and tremendously eager to make their data fit accepted theories -- does not prove that global warming is a fraud. If I'm wrong, somebody ought to tell the polar ice caps that they're free to stop melting."
- RealClearPolitics - E-mails Don't Prove Warming is a Fraud (view on Google Sidewiki)

Britain ‘failed to establish legitimacy’ of Iraq invasion

That's because it wasn't legitimate.

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"The US and UK failed to “establish the legitimacy” of the invasion of Iraq within the international community, according to Britain’s former ambassador to the United Nations.Sir Jeremy Greenstock told the Iraq inquiry on Friday that while there was sufficient ”legal cover” for the war to topple Saddam Hussein it was of “questionable legitimacy”."
- / UK - Britain ‘failed to establish legitimacy’ of Iraq invasion (view on Google Sidewiki)

Teenager lashed for wearing knee-length skirt

It seems like we're going backwards in terms of the rights of women worldwide.

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"A 16-year-old south Sudanese girl was lashed 50 times after a judge ruled her knee-length skirt was indecent, her lawyer and family said in the latest case to push Sudan's Islamic law into the spotlight.The mother of teenager Silva Kashif told Reuters on Friday she was planning to sue the police who made the arrest and the judge who imposed the sentence, as her daughter was underage and a Christian.The case will add fuel to a debate already raging over Sudan's decency laws after this year's high-profile conviction of Sudanese U.N. official Lubna Hussein, who was briefly jailed for wearing trousers in public."
- Girl, 16, lashed over knee-length skirt - Sudan- (view on Google Sidewiki)