"FREEPORT, Maine — As researchers from Casco Bay to Frenchman Bay study the lifestyle and diet of invasive European green crabs in an effort to control the predators, a North Carolina company hopes to find Mainers willing to sell the creeping crustaceans to be processed into cat food."
"Opposition politicians in exile have expressed dismay as to why three years of bloodshed has not led to the same rapid response by the international community as the escalating crisis in Iraq."
"Sharks have been biting down on fibre optic cables under the Pacific, possibly confused by electrical signals that resemble fish"
Big Mike says, "This sick vid should be shown in classrooms nationwide. I have my doubts that young thugs would become enlightened by 3:46 of a tune that you can't get out of your head and super speedy animation but, after a number of viewings they may well slip into a catatonic state which will provide the teacher with peace when she/he returns to the room."
"'With respects to the Lieut. Governor’s House, where they ended their vile [transactions]…they had rais’d a greater Number and were intoxicated with Liquor, broke his Windows, threw all his furniture out of his House, stamp’d upon the Chairs, Mahogany Tables, very handsome Large gilt-framed Pictures, the Pieces of which lay in Piles in the Street, open’d his Beds and let all the Feathers out, took ten thousand pounds in Cash, took all his Cloathes, Linnen, Plate, and everything he had, cut the Balcony off the Top of his House, pulled down all the Fruit Trees in his Garden, and did him in all 25,000 pounds damage.'"
"A suspect accused of stealing a cell phone called 911 to report her alleged victim for harassment, according to a report from Komo News Tuesday. Police responded to the call when the suspect said the victim was 'following her and refusing to leave her alone.'"
Back in the day when I was working as a writer for hire I used to tell people I’d write anything for a buck—except menus. A guy’s got to have some principles, I’d say…
“…every increase of one letter in the average length of words describing a dish is associated with an increase of 69 cents in the price of that dish…"
"‘Black-Phone,’ Mr. Wei notes, ‘is a joint venture between encrypted communications firm Silent Circle, and Spanish [mobile] phone maker Geeksphone, has a fully customized version of Android known as PirvatOS; and, pre-installed with lots of privacy-enabled applications, which claims to offer its users a high-end security at consumer level.’"
“…never just another dame."
"The Obama administration is thinking about sending additional military advisers to Iraq…"
…because no boots on the ground.
"To test the plan, the agency actually released 30 foxes in Central Park that ‘were painted with a radiant chemical which glowed in the dark.’ As a result, according to one report, ‘Horrified citizens, shocked by the sudden sight of the leaping ghostlike animals, fled from the dark recesses of the park with the ‘screaming jeemies.’’"
"Woman helps rob bank in elaborate scheme, then files workers comp claim for PTSD."
(Actually, she might be on to something. I wonder if you could claim PTSD for getting laid off in that financial bust of a few years back. Or for getting a parking ticket. Or for getting to McDonald’s just three minutes after they stop serving breakfast.)
"Companies that promise to paint lawns are cropping up all over California. The service lets homeowners cut back on water use without sacrificing curb appeal."
"‘There is no military solution to the crisis in Iraq,’ Mr. Obama reiterated…"
"American banks reported a combined $40.24 billion in profit for the second quarter of the year, coming up just barely shy of the record profit of $40.36 billion that the industry notched in the first three months of last year."
"Russian President Vladimir Putin has told European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that Russia is sending a 'humanitarian' convoy into Ukraine with supervision by the International Red Cross."
"The absurdity runs deep: America is using American military equipment to bomb other pieces of American military equipment halfway around the world. The reason the American military equipment got there in the first place was because, in 2003, the US had to use its military to rebuild the Iraqi army, which it just finished destroying with the American military. The American weapons the US gave the Iraqi army totally failed at making Iraq secure and have become tools of terror used by an offshoot of al-Qaeda to terrorize the Iraqis that the US supposedly liberated a decade ago. And so now the US has to use American weaponry to destroy the American weaponry it gave Iraqis to make Iraqis safer, in order to make Iraqis safer."
"in the late 1930s the East Coast was home to many summer camps for the junior Nazis of America and the National Archives holds the film evidence. "
“…even Hillary Clinton took a shot at his foreign policy."
"'Fantasy leagues may also engage services to make their things run smoothly and settle disputes. Leagues may deposit collected fees with fantasy football specific escrow companies, and settle disputes regarding trades or scoring by using lawyer-run fantasy football arbitration websites for a flat fee per resolution.'"
…to help settle your work-avoiding disagreements over playing work-avoiding fantasy football. And nothing at all gets done.
"The makers of a new social network called 'ReaganBook' want you to know it's okay to un-friend the website -- and turn to what they call their 'platform for all freedom-loving Americans.' …
"But the network has had a rocky launch, as ReaganBook's free speech policy immediately backfired."
"In just one week, polls found politicians of all stripes are hitting approval numbers with record lows. The president finds himself roughly as popular as a trip to the dentist. The entire Democratic Party gets the thumbs down. Oh, and so does the Republican Party.
"But it doesn’t stop there. Americans are also bummed out about the future in general, especially the economy. Things are so low that even an old favorite, sugar, polled poorly."
"The daunting task that confronts Gurney, once the NYPD's top homicide cop: determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband - who was felled by a rifle bullet to the brain while delivering the eulogy at his own mother's funeral."