Survey: Military community anti-Bush

December 8th, 2007 by peppermint lately

A survey found that almost 60 percent of the military community are critical of the Bush Administration’s handling of the war.
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Giuliani gives mistress police escort on taxpayers dime

December 7th, 2007 by peppermint lately

It was discovered that Rudy Giuliani, presidential candidate and former mayor of New York, gave his mistress a police escort, who drove her around all day and walked her dog.
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Astronomers discover a whole lot of nothing

December 5th, 2007 by peppermint lately

Astronomers discovered a one-billion-light-year-wide pocket full of nothing in the sky.
nothing
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Food banks face critical shortages

December 5th, 2007 by peppermint lately

Food banks across the United States, facing critical shortages, were forced to distribute emergency rations intended for disaster relief.
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Rodney King shot in face

December 5th, 2007 by peppermint lately

Rodney King bicycled home after being shot in the face.
bike lane
[why not?]
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Israel cuts humanitarian fuel supply to Gaza Strip further

December 5th, 2007 by peppermint lately

Israel approved a cutoff of fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip.
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Australia ratifies Kyoto

December 5th, 2007 by peppermint lately

Australia ratified the Kyoto protocol, leaving the United States the only major industrialized country not to do so.
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Venezuela rejects proposed ammendments

December 5th, 2007 by peppermint lately

Voters in Venezuela narrowly defeated a referendum on changing their constitution to abolish presidential term limits and vastly increase President Hugo Chavez’s executive powers.
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Evel Knievel dead at 69

December 1st, 2007 by peppermint lately

Evel Knievel died.
evel
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Scientists: Media violence bad for society

December 1st, 2007 by peppermint lately

Scientists concluded that smoking is the only thing worse than violence on television.
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The devil vs. evolution: America weighs in

December 1st, 2007 by peppermint lately

More Americans believe in hell and the devil than Darwin’s theory of evolution.
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Sudanese demand schoolteacher’s execution

December 1st, 2007 by peppermint lately

Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and knives, demanded the execution of a British teacher convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her students to name a teddy bear “Muhammad.”
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Oprah to accompany Obama on campaign trail

November 27th, 2007 by peppermint lately

Oprah and Obama are going on tour together.
oprah
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China and France to work together on climate change

November 27th, 2007 by peppermint lately

China and France signed a bilateral pact to fight against climate change together.
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UN rules tasers can torture

November 27th, 2007 by peppermint lately

The UN Committee Against Torture has determined the use of taser stun guns can be a form of torture and violate the UN Convention Against Torture. Four men in the United States and three in Canada have died after being shot with tasers in the past two weeks.
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Beef recalled

November 25th, 2007 by peppermint lately

96,000 pounds of beef were recalled.
beef
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Climate change update

November 25th, 2007 by peppermint lately

Australia’s new Prime Minister pledged to sign the Kyoto Protocol, leaving the US as the only major economy which still opposes the agreement, scientists warned that poor people will bear the brunt of climate change, and Oxfam found that more than four times the number of natural disasters are occurring now than did two decades ago, in a study Sunday that largely blamed global warming.
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Iraq war update

November 22nd, 2007 by peppermint lately

The Bush administration threatened to lay off up to 150,000 civilian workers at military bases in mid-December if Congress does not approve unrestricted Iraq funding immediately, around 60% of all foreign militants who entered Iraq to fight over the past year came from two of America’s allies- Saudi Arabia and Libya, a former top US commander in Iraq has come out in support of withdrawing most combat troops by the end of next year, and Al Qaeda insurgents disguised as members of a Sunni alliance council attacked the council’s headquarters outside Baghdad leaving at least 18 people dead.
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Citizens to government: Turn around!

November 22nd, 2007 by peppermint lately

Nearly all Democrats and more than six in 10 Republicans think the country is going in the wrong direction.
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Swedes fight for topless rights

November 20th, 2007 by peppermint lately

Swedish women were fighting for their right to go topless.
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