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By now you probably know about Hamid Abutalebi. He’s the would-be diplomat whom Iran wanted to send to the United Nations – but whom Congress blocked, on a strongly bipartisan vote, because he was among the terrorists who helped take Americans into captivity in the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979. Today, President Barack Obama signed […]
More than half of Americans view the Federal government as a major threat to individual liberty and a growing number express outright fear of the Nation’s governing apparatus.
When he discovered that a parody Twitter account with the handle @Peoriamayor was mocking him with 140 character satirical tweets, Peoria, Illinois, Mayor Jim Ardis did what any self-respecting abuser of political power would: He ordered local police to track down and harass the people responsible for the parody social media account. After two local […]
MURFREESBORO, Ark. (UPI) — A man found a 6.19 carat diamond in Crater of Diamonds state park in Arkansas. David Anderson was searching for diamonds when he came across a 6.19 carat diamond he has dubbed “The Limitless Diamond.” Anderson moved to Murfreesboro just so he could constantly search for diamonds. The park reports that […]
QUERAPI, Peru (UPI) — Regional governments in the south of Peru, as well as several local municipalities, have declared a state of emergency and begun evacuating more than 4,000 citizens, as the the country’s 18,750-foot-tall Ubinas volcano continues to erupt. The volcano has been smoldering and slowly erupting for a couple weeks now, but yesterday […]
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (UPI) — Self-destruction, or self-sabotage, is usually regarded with disdain in society. But if you’re a NASA spacecraft, self-sacrifice is called science. Last night, NASA’s lunar probe LADEE transmitted its last pieces of imagery and bid sweet goodnight to its creators, smashing into the surface of the moon. It’s a sad ending, […]
GOLEM GRAD ISLAND, Macedonia (UPI) — Nature can be a cold and grisly place. Scientists perusing the Macedonian island of Golem Grad in Lake Prespa found that out the hard way when they happened upon a dead young female nose-horned viper with a centipede protruding halfway out the snake’s stomach. The two animals had, quite […]
LAVRAS, Brazil (UPI) — In the many dark, extremely dry caves of Brazil, scientists have discovered four new species of insects with sex-reversed genitalia. That’s right, the females have penises and the males have vaginas. If they have penises, then what makes them female? Well, they still give birth. These strange female insects use elaborate […]
IRVING, Texas (UPI) — Michaels, the crafts chain, confirmed Thursday a security breach that lasted eight months, affecting nearly 3 million customers. The confirmation comes three months after the store said it had learned of a possible breach. The nation’s largest crafts store has been investigating the breach. Micheals said nearly 3 million customers’ information […]