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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to admit to doping during Oprah Winfrey interview

Source: Washington Post

AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong will make a limited confession to doping during his televised interview with Oprah Winfrey next week, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Armstrong, who has long denied doping, will also offer an apology during the interview scheduled to be taped Monday at his home in Austin, Texas, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no authorization to speak publicly on the matter.

While not directly saying he would confess or apologize, Armstrong sent a text message to The Associated Press early Saturday that said: “I told her (Winfrey) to go wherever she wants and I’ll answer the questions directly, honestly and candidly. That’s all I can say.”

A confession would be a dramatic break from more than 13 years of vehement denials from Armstrong that he took performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/report-disgraced-cyclist-lance-armstrong-to-admit-to-doping-during-oprah-winfrey-interview/2013/01/12/da6ef0be-5c85-11e2-b8b2-0d18a64c8dfa_story.html

All these years I really thought all the doping allegations was just sour grapes.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:50 PM (5 replies)

New York Post Gives Anthony Weiner a Fake Wall Street Job


The New York Post reported this morning that pre-Snapchat sexter and former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner was going to Wall Street. Citing "sources," the Post reported that Weiner has landed a part-time gig as "a consultant at Concept Capital Markets, a Madison Avenue brokerage firm."

That's news to Robert E. Moore, the CEO of Concept Capital Markets, who told us he's never met Weiner and hasn't offered him any kind of job.

"We've never met him, never talked to him, never seen him," Moore said. "We don't know how that story started."

Moore sent a memo to his employees this morning, calling the Post's story "inaccurate," and saying: "Concept Capital Markets has not engaged former congressman Anthony Weiner."

Read more: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/01/post-gives-anthony-weiner-a-fake-job.html

Disinformation all around.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:27 PM (13 replies)

Watch the oscar nominations live in just 5 minutes


Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:27 AM (1 replies)

Marijuana dispensary operator Aaron Sandusky sentenced to 10 years

LOS ANGELES - A former medical marijuana dispensary owner on Monday was sentenced to 10 years in prison for operating three facilities in the Inland Empire.

Aaron Sandusky, one of only a handful of defendants to fight U.S. prosecutors, was convicted in October on federal charges of distributing marijuana.

Sandusky faced as much as life in prison, but U.S. District Court Judge Percy Anderson gave him the minimum sentence possible under federal guidelines.

"In this case, as the defendant was warned, the court's hands are tied," Anderson said. "Whether you agree with the defendant's position or not."


This sucks. I hope he can appeal the decision.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:34 PM (7 replies)

Poachers kill 11 elephants in Kenya

Source: Irish Times

Poachers killed a family of 11 elephants in the biggest single mass shooting of the animals on record in Kenya, wildlife officials said today.

A gang of about 10 attackers hacked off the elephants' tusks in Tsavo East National Park on Saturday, officials said - the latest sign of a resurgence of mostly Asian demand for ivory jewellery and ornaments.

"(It) shows the great lengths these criminal cartels are ready to go to get ivory. It's really tragic," Kenya Wildlife Service spokesman Paul Udo told Reuters via Twitter.

He said it was the worst single incident of its kind recorded in the East African country. Elephant poaching in Kenya declined sharply after 1989 when the government banned trade in ivory.

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2013/0107/breaking46.html

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:22 AM (27 replies)

College graduates get more relief on loan payments

Source: Kansas City Star

One month after graduating from Avila University this June with a master’s degree in business administration, Andy Fogel received his first statement detailing payments due on his $38,000 student loan.

The bill: $380 a month for 10 years.

Fogel can’t afford that unless he limits his meals to a college diet of ramen noodles every night. No thanks.

“There would be nothing left for unexpected situations,” said Fogel, who works in the financial aid office at Kansas State University. “With everything else, I just couldn’t afford to make those payments.”

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/12/25/3981616/college-graduates-get-more-relief.html
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:11 AM (46 replies)

Missouri bill would allow teachers to carry guns in schools

Source: Kansas City Star

JEFFERSON CITY -- Any public school teacher or administrator with a concealed weapons permit would be allowed to carry guns in Missouri schools under a bill filed Tuesday in the state House.

Republican Rep. Mike Kelley of Lamar is sponsoring the legislation, along with Republican Rep. Rick Brattin of Harrisonville. It comes less than a week after a gunman shot and killed 26 people – including 20 children – at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Missouri law currently prohibits anyone except law enforcement from bringing a weapon into schools. But following the Connecticut school shooting, Republicans around the nation have argued that similar tragedies could be avoided in the future by arming school personnel.

"I think there is a correlation between these horrible acts of violence and the gun-free zones that have come about by the law," Republican Rep. Stanley Cox, a Sedalia attorney who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, recently told the Associated Press.

Read more: http://midwestdemocracy.com/articles/missouri-bill-would-allow-teachers-carry-guns-schools/

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:23 PM (48 replies)

Anonymous Hacks The Westboro Baptist Church: Posts All Their Personal Information

Source: The Inquisitr

The hacking collective known as Anonymous renewed their war on the Westboro Baptist Church today. After the haters from the infamous church posted their intentions to picket the funerals of the twenty children killed in the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Anonymous responded by re-posting the personal and professional information for members of the church on the Internet. Now the general public can contact the church members directly and tell them what they think about people who would desecrate the funerals of murdered children.

Westboro Baptist Church has been irritating Americans for years with venom filled message about their demented version of God. According to the many closely related and intermarried members of the Phelps family who make up the majority of the congregation of the so-called church, God enjoys killing children and soldiers. They constantly proclaim God hates homosexuals and plans to destroy America for not following the Westboro Baptist Church’s twisted version of Christianity. The incredible obsession with homosexuality expressed by Fred and family seems to many as a sure fire case of “thou dost protest too much.”

Anonymous has been after the Westboro Baptist Church for several months now, hacking their websites repeatedly. Recently, they accused the church of creating a fake letter from the hacking group in order to trick other hackers into attacking the website. Anonymous warned their supporters the church planned to harvest internet addresses and sue people. Suing people is apparently the primary activity of the Westboro Baptist Church when they aren’t screaming hate at funerals.

Of course, Westboro denied the charges and taunted Anonymous as incompetent hackers. They claimed their website was protected by God. Big mistake. A few days later, while a Westboro spokeswoman was boasting about how the church foiled Anonymous on a radio talk show, an Anonymous spokesman called in and hacked the church’s website in real time on the air.

Read more: http://www.inquisitr.com/440545/anonymous-hacks-the-westboro-baptist-church-posts-all-their-personal-information/
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sun Dec 16, 2012, 07:17 AM (112 replies)

‘In Cold Blood’ killers linked to unsolved 1959 Florida murders

OSPREY, FLA. -- At the end of 1959, two families of four — one in Kansas, the other in Florida — were brutally murdered.

Two men were arrested, charged and executed in the Kansas case, and writer Truman Capote captured the horrific tale in his book, “In Cold Blood.”

The Florida murder of two parents and two children remains unsolved.

Now, a detective is trying to prove that Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, who were executed for the Kansas murders, also were responsible for the Florida killings of Cliff and Christine Walker and their children.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/12/04/3948951/in-cold-blood-story-gets-a-twist.html#storylink=cpy

After reading the article the detective makes a good case.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:35 AM (0 replies)

With Pot Legal, Police Worry About Road Safety

It's settled. Pot, at least certain amounts of it, will soon be legal under state laws in Washington and Colorado. Now, officials in both states are trying to figure out how to keep stoned drivers off the road.

Colorado's measure doesn't make any changes to the state's driving-under-the-influence laws, leaving lawmakers and police to worry about its effect on road safety.

"We're going to have more impaired drivers," warned John Jackson, police chief in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village.

Washington's law does change DUI provisions by setting a new blood-test limit for marijuana — a limit police are training to enforce, and which some lawyers are already gearing up to challenge.


Don't see how this can work. So if they catch you driving under the speed limit they are going to draw your blood for a lab test?
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:25 AM (64 replies)
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