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FBI declassified documents reveal Alcatraz escape Frank Morris as main Zodiac killer suspect

Recently declassified FBI documents have revealed that the alleged lead suspect in the late 1960s ‘Zodiac Killer’ case was Alcatraz escapee Frank Morris. Morris has been officially “presumed dead” since June 11th, 1962 when he, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin managed to escape from the prison. No bodies were found and all three men were presumed to have drowned in the San Francisco Bay near Alcatraz Island.

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Rand Paul moves to ban aid to Palestinians until ICC bid withdrawn

The U.S. senator met with a group of Jewish donors to the Republican Party, including Sheldon Adelson, before introducing his bill, according to the National Journal.

By Haaretz | Jan. 7, 2015

United States Senator Rand Paul has introduced a Congressional bill that would cut off assistance to the Palestinian Authority so long as it seeks admission to the International Criminal Court.

The so-called "Defend Israel by Defunding Palestinian Foreign Aid Act of 2015" was the second anti-Palestinian bill introduced by Paul in as many years, according to the National Journal. Last year, he introduced the "Stand with Israel Act," which would have terminated U.S. aid until the Palestinians agreed to a cease-fire and recognized the state of Israel.

The PA submitted the necessary documentation to become a member of the world's permanent war crimes tribunal last week. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday its the member ship would become official on April 1.

As a member of the court, the PA will be able to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.635818?utm_s...

7 votes

18 Police Agencies Destroy Home Serving DUI Warrant!

A New York family has been left homeless after 18 law enforcement agencies effectively destroyed their entire house in the process of serving a warrant for a DUI.

The Ithaca Journal reported this week that 36-year-old David M. Cady Jr. had died after being barricaded in his home for three days.

After Cady missed court dates for a DUI over the summer, a warrant had been issued, and the Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing said that the suspect was convinced that he would go to jail.

10 votes

Ford Does Some Copyright Trolling

Vehicle maintenance and repair is a sore subject for many people. No matter how much you save up in advance, when something breaks and a part needs to be replaced on your vehicle, it is always painful to shell out the cash. Because of this, enterprising Americans search for the most cost-effective way to service their vehicles. They either do the work themselves or find a small shop they trust that charges a greatly reduced labor rate.

It is a truly liberating feeling to be able to teach yourself how to fix or perform maintenance on your vehicle. Likewise, it is always satisfying to save hundreds of dollars by taking a vehicle to a mom and pop shop rather than the big dealership. Unfortunately, the people at Ford don’t want you or independent repair companies to be able to compete with dealerships.

5 votes

Short vid: The short life of the human being

How much time we have in jellybeans.

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NEWS: At Least 11 Dead in Paris Newspaper Attack

From the Associated Press:
"The video below shows raw footage taken from a rooftop, with gunfire heard and a passer-by cowering next to a car."

Just minutes ago:

22 votes

Boehner taking revenge on those who opposed him

After he secured his third term as speaker Tuesday afternoon, losing 25 votes on the House floor to some relative-unknown members of the Republican Conference, Boehner moved swiftly to boot two of the insurgents from the influential Rules Committee. That could be just the start of payback for the speaker’s betrayers, who might see subcommittee chairmanships and other perks fall away in the coming months.

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Boston Time Capsule opened! Coins, newspapers found...

Using a porcupine’s quill, several small pieces of paper, a strip of polyster film, and a small metal pick that resembled a dental tool, Museum of Fine Arts conservator Pam Hatchfield carefully plucked history from a box Tuesday night.

The box was a time capsule, many of its items first placed beneath the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House 220 years ago to mark the start of the building’s construction. The history came in many forms.

There were five neatly folded newspapers, a collection of 23 coins dating as far back as 1652, a medal depicting George Washington, a replica of Colonial records, and a silver plate commemorating the erection of the new State House.

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Happiness

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Sen. Mike Lee joins Republican leadership team he has often defied

Mike Lee, Utah’s renegade senator, has accepted a spot on the Republican leadership team, counseling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Lee came to office in 2010 after beating one of McConnell’s best friends, former Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, who also once served in the appointed position of counsel.

http://www.sltrib.com/news/2026476-155/sen-mike-lee-joins-re...

10 votes

Boehner Beats Back Dissent to Reclaim House Speaker Post, Rand Paul Gets One Vote

Boehner Beats Back Dissent to Reclaim House Speaker Post, Rand Paul Gets One Vote

REMY W. PETERS and ASHLEY PARKER
JAN. 6, 2015

WASHINGTON — John A. Boehner beat back an embarrassing challenge to his speakership on Tuesday from restless conservatives as Republicans assumed control of both houses of Congress for the first time in eight years.

Video: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/07/us/congress-returns-boehne...

3 votes

Corporate and bank owned John Boehner wins again

Rep. John Boehner narrowly survived a tense vote to win a third term as House Speaker, winning the support of 216 of his colleagues.

John Boehner Reelected Speaker of the House
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
Boehner, R-Ohio, was elected with 216 votes, but 24 Republicans voted for someone else while one voted present.

Boehner needed at least 205 votes from his 409 colleagues in order to win. Many lawmakers missed the vote to attend the funeral of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, while others were unable to travel to the Capitol due to the snowy weather in Washington.

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Heart surgery in the US is 70x more expensive than in India

What happens to healthcare when you take away the incentive of profit?

If anybody suggests that anyone in our government knows how to fix healthcare, show them this article. We are lightyears away from having effective healthcare in this country.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-28/heart-surgery-in-in...

6 votes

Surprise, Surprise

Boehner Beats Back Dissent to Reclaim House Speaker Post

WASHINGTON — John A. Boehner beat back an embarrassing challenge to his speakership on Tuesday from restless conservatives as Republicans assumed control of both houses of Congress for the first time in eight years.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/07/us/congress-returns-boehne...

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