HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Liberal_in_LA » Journal
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Next »


Profile Information

Member since: Sat Dec 30, 2006, 01:56 PM
Number of posts: 33,442

Journal Archives

chilling photo, clueless parents


This is the shocking moment a baby was allowed to crawl perilously close to the edge of a steep cliff in Norway so that her parents could snap a keepsake photograph.

Dressed in a pink outfit and cap, the young child was accompanied by four adults, who were at least a few feet away from her, and would have faced certain death if she had rolled in the wrong direction.

Hiker Fred Sirevag, who snapped the chilling photo on Saturday afternoon, said he couldn’t believe his eyes when he encountered the scene as he made his way up to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), a steep cliff that has a 1,982ft drop.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 09:16 PM (4 replies)

would you resign from your current job for 100k? (United airlines is making that offer)

That's one serious paycheck! Overstaffed United Airlines hopes 2,100 flight attendants will accept $100,000 to quit their job
Chicago-based United is looking to get rid a chunk of its over 23,000 flight attendants
The Association of Flight Attendants represents the stewards and called the severance package 'virtually unprecedented in the industry'

Some United Airlines flight attendants will soon be getting some seriously fat pay checks now that the struggling, over-staffed air carrier has reached a severance deal with its employee union.

United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said Monday that the airline hopes that at least 2,100 of its 23,000 flight attendants will accept an offer that could be worth as much as $100,000.

All for just walking away and never looking back.

The agreement comes six years after United, which employs more than 23,000 stewards, retired a number of its planes, leaving the company 2,000-plus flight attendants above capacity.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 09:06 PM (21 replies)

Man fed up with barking kills neighbor dog in front of them, the wrong dog

Authorities say a Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors' dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn't the one barking.

KIRO News reports that David William Latham faces charges of felony animal cruelty, among others. His attorney, Adrian Madrone, says his client feels terrible.

Police Lt. Bob Vander Yacht says Latham admitted he shot the dog and that "something made him go over the edge, beyond reason."

Authorities say Latham walked across the street Saturday, aimed his gun over his neighbors' backyard fence and shot the dog. Owner Loyce Andrews says her husband, Cary Chunyk, ran after Latham but stopped when Latham brandished the gun.

The dog died in the backyard.

Other neighbors heard a dog barking and whining at a nearby home for hours after the shooting.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 03:51 PM (11 replies)

The 'Facts of Life' Cast Reunites After 25 Years

The Facts of Life" ended its nine-year run almost 26 years ago.

On Monday night, cast members Charlotte Rae, Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel and Nancy McKeon, who played Mrs. Edna Garrett, Natalie Green, Blair Warner and Jo Polniazcek, respectively, reunited at PaleyFest to discuss their show and how it affected fans, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Kim Fields, who played Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on the '80s series, could not make the panel, but did make a video to thank her former castmates.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 03:43 PM (4 replies)

Even as They Enroll, Kentuckians Back Health Law Foes

Health Law Falls Flat With Kentucky Voters, Even Those It Helps

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Affordable Care Act allowed Robin Evans, an eBay warehouse packer earning $9 an hour, to sign up for Medicaid this year. She is being treated for high blood pressure and Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder, after years of going uninsured and rarely seeing doctors.

“I’m tickled to death with it,” Ms. Evans, 49, said of her new coverage as she walked around the Kentucky State Fair recently with her daughter, who also qualified for Medicaid under the law. “It’s helped me out a bunch.”

But Ms. Evans scowled at the mention of President Obama — “Nobody don’t care for nobody no more, and I think he’s got a lot to do with that,” she explained — and said she would vote this fall for Senator Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and minority leader, who is fond of saying the health care law should be “pulled out root and branch.”

Ms. Evans said she did not want the law repealed but had too many overall reservations about Democrats to switch her vote. “Born and raised Republican,” she said of herself. “I ain’t planning on changing now.”

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 03:39 PM (13 replies)

LAFD gets new anti-nepotism rules in wake of hiring controversy

The changes will require all LAFD officials involved in the selection process to notify superiors when they have a friend or family member in the applicant pool. Those officials would be reassigned if their participation in screening candidates or supervising the process could be perceived as a conflict of interest.


Of the 70 recruits named to a new training class in January, 21 had family members active in the LAFD during the hiring process, amounting to 30% of the total, the report found.
Several high-ranking fire officials were moved to different positions due to conflicts of interest after officials learned their sons advanced during the recruitment process. The son of one is now embroiled in a separate controversy, having filed misconduct allegations against his superiors after receiving negative performance reviews.

The LAFD’s hiring process also drew criticism after thousands of candidates were excluded from consideration for the January class because some of their paperwork wasn't received in the first 60 seconds of a filing period. Many applicants said they had no idea mere seconds could determine which candidates would advance.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 03:34 PM (0 replies)

Cops who beat Bronx teen after he allegedly mouthed off convicted of attempt assault

Two NYPD cops who were caught on tape kicking and punching a teenager beat the most serious rap against them Monday, but were still convicted of attempted assault.

Jose Ocasio, 31, and Joseph Murphy, 29, went to work on 17-year-old Tyre Davis in February 2011 after he allegedly mouthed off at them following a disorderly conduct arrest.

The cops followed him from the 46th Precinct stationhouse into an alley outside then treated him to what’s known as “tune-up” in police speak, prosecutors said, leaving him with bruises and swelling.

Internal Affairs uncovered the video of the disturbing beatdown and referred the case to the Bronx district attorney.


Lawyer Stuart London, who represented Ocasio, said he was gratified the judge found that the “injuries were so minor that they didn’t reach the level of the statute.”

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 03:28 PM (2 replies)

Cat looks like Tom Selleck

Hercule Purr-ot! Meet the moggie with the moustache who bears more than a passing resemblance to the fictional detective
Stache the cat has facial marking that makes it look like he has a moustache
Has been compared to Hercule Poirot, the fictional Belgian detective
Also been likened to Tom Selleck, Adrien Brody, Snoop Dog and Groucho Marx 

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Sep 15, 2014, 10:29 PM (14 replies)

Heartwarming moment a pit bull puppy reunites with the man who rescued him from the brink of death

Heartwarming moment a pit bull puppy reunites with the man who rescued him from the brink of death

Friends to family: After rescuing Mojo, Wagner has decided to give him a permanent home

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2757020/Heartwarming-moment-pit-bull-puppy-reunites-man-rescued-brink-death.html#ixzz3DQtu5Z8d

A severely ill pit bull puppy rescued from the brink of death by a Nova Scotia man recently met back up with his savor and video of the reunion is truly heartwarming.

Joey Wagner, himself a marine animal rescuer, came across the mange-infested pup now named Mojo and immediately brought him to a vet for some tender loving care.

Though hairless and chilly and in need of a shirt to keep him warm, Mojo was overcome with joy when he next saw Wagner.

Even better, Wagner was there to pick up the hairless pooch and take him home. He decided to keep Mojo forever.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Sep 15, 2014, 08:14 PM (30 replies)

kitten rescue!


4-week-old kitten was rescued from under a car's hood Tuesday morning at Thomas Jefferson Middle School parking lot in Fair Lawn, N.J. Teacher Pamela Haug heard noises coming from her Honda Odyssey's hood as she drove to school. Once the hood was opened, it took about 15 minutes to get the kitten out from behind the engine block.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Sep 14, 2014, 08:44 PM (6 replies)
Go to Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Next »