Sunday, February 10, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Feb 10, 2008

● Hyperbaric chamber, gold, other sales raise $80,000 at IRS auction in Nashua. Bidding on goods seized from tax "evaders" Elaine, Ed Brown net $102k over 2 days.

● SALEM — Attorney General Marc Dan was officially requested to “review all the circumstances surrounding the arrest and incarceration of Hope Steffey in October of 2006.”

● CANTON Stark County Sheriff Tim Swanson issued a statement Friday related to a woman's 2006 arrest and a videotape showing her being stripped naked at the Stark County Jail by male and female deputies.

● See the strip search here!: Police State! Woman Calls Police For Help And Ends...

● On a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Bolivia, Alex van Schaick had no training in espionage. But that didn’t stop an official at the U.S. Embassy for inquiring about his services.

● Obama Sweeps 3 States, Huckabee Takes 2. Sen. Barack Obama swept the Louisiana primary and caucuses in Nebraska and Washington state Saturday night, slicing into Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's slender delegate lead in their historic race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

● Obama Camp Sends 'Urgent Request for Assistance' to Louisiana SoS as Voters Find Party Registration Switched. Cites 'Widespread Reports' of Problems During Today's Primary, as Registration Issues in State After State Begin to Emerge. New Statewide Computerized Voter Roll Systems, Mandated by Help America Vote Act, Privatized by Voting Machine Companies Criticized by Experts...

● U.S. military unprepared for any new crisis

● Crews Find 5th Body at Georgia Refinery. As crews pulled another body from the charred remnants of a sugary refinery on Saturday, families and co-workers waited anxiously for identities of the five dead and the fate of the three men still missing.

● WHAT THE...????? A 7-year-old boy who died after being suspended from a hook in his school's bathroom was remembered Saturday for his big heart and radiant smile.

● US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3, 959. As of Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at least 3,959 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians. At least 3,220 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

● DARPA, the Pentagon's mad science division, got a $324 million boost in the Defense Department's new budget -- a ten percent increase. Which means lots more cash for giant blimps, next-gen wireless networks, Mach 6 planes, shape-shifting drones, and improvised bomb-beaters.

● U.S. economy's descent steepens

● U.S. Army shifts focus to nation-building

● Court: Nebraska Electric Chair Not Legal

● Proposal in Texas for a Public-Private Toll Road System Raises an Outcry

● Chaos: Wild NYC Street Brawl Caught On Video. Footage Captures SUV Running Over Man And Driving Off

● Android Sisters (via 99)


And for absolutely NO REASON, here's the "Spanish Inquisition"! But then again, there never has to be a reason, because...NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!!

Always look on the bright side of life!

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