The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene passed a resolution banning competitive breath-holding at all "bathing establishments" run by the city. Though outdoors pools in the city have been closed since Labor Day, there are still 12 pools in recreation centers that will now be requir ... More >>
A Hollywood-style A Hijacking for dummies.
Desiree Holt's Fifty Shades of Grandma
You have surely seen the picture of Jets coach Rex Ryan on the front page of today's New York Daily News by now. Ryan was captured shirtless and sunbathing in the Bahamas, displaying a previously unseen tattoo of his wife, Michelle. The tattoo shows Michelle kneeling in a come-hither pinup pose wear ... More >>
Darkness on the edge of town
"What a jerk off."That's how actual Navy SEAL Don Shipley described alleged 9/11 scammer/faux-Navy SEAL Mark Anthony Niemczyk in April of last year -- more than a year before the New Jersey Attorney General's Office named Niemczyk in a lawsuit charging that he and another man have been running a bog ... More >>
We're coming up to the first anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's demise. Some media outlets celebrated with cute headlines ("Osama Bin Laden Used Viagra And 'Just-For-Men' To Keep His Wives Interested In Him"). President Obama celebrated with an ad reminding everyone that he killed him. To rightblogge ... More >>
Earlier, we reported on the helicopter crash in the Wardak province of Afghanistan that killed 31 American troops. The AP briefly reported that "one former U.S. official said that the dead included more than 20 Navy SEALs from SEAL Team Six, the unit that carried out the raid in Pakistan in M ... More >>
Osama bin Laden had apparently been gathering a team of militants to orchestrate an attack on the U.S. on September 11 of this year, the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The Wall Street Journal reports that this intelligence comes from communications Nav ... More >>
In a far too short story, the New York Post informs us of a "dripping-wet, naked man" eventually identified as Greg Rodriguez, 30, who managed to get over an 8-foot-high barbed wire fence at JFK Airport yesterday morning. This put him very, very close to a storage facility housing quite a lot ... More >>
More like, You've Got Flash DrivesOsama Bin Laden was a "prolific email writer" despite having no internet in the Abbottabad, Pakistan compound where he hid for about five years. U.S. intel after the raid that killed Bin Laden shows that the Al Qaeda leader managed to send "thousands of messa ... More >>
Last Sunday, right after President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden, we did a quick scan of rightblogger responses to the event. The brethren basically felt Obama had nothing to do with it and if he did, it wasn't worth doing. A week has passed. Which means rightbloggers have had time ... More >>
The Taliban has joined al Qaeda in admitting that Osama Bin Laden is in fact dead. Bin Laden "embraced martyrdom as per the Will of the Almighty Allah during an abrupt attack by the American invading soldiers," as per their statement. In other Bin Laden-related news, the U.S. has demanded to know ... More >>
Because every morsel of information about the U.S. raid that killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan earlier this week has been closely considered and scrutinized, the shifting nature of the White House's story has been extra apparent. By Thursday morning, the initial tales of a 40-minute firefigh ... More >>
The ever-changing account of what happened when U.S. forces found and killed Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan has been updated once again. This time, an unnamed "senior U.S. official," who presumably was not there that fateful night and doesn't necessarily know more than the rest of hi ... More >>
A passport in the Abbottabad, Pakistan compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed has identified Amal Ahmed Abdul Fatah as the woman in the room with Bin Laden when he was killed. According to ABC News, though the story has changed multiple times over the last three days, Fatah is Bin Laden's ... More >>
Yesterday we asked "Should the United States Release Osama Bin Laden Death Photos?" but by this afternoon the White House announced that President Barack Obama had opted to keep the images secret for fear they would inflame anti-U.S. anger worldwide. "There is no doubt that we killed Osama bi ... More >>
In a special Monday edition of our daily media column Press Clips, we're going to focus on the only news that anyone cares about today: the death of Osama Bin Laden. The 10-plus-year tale obviously includes endless details, angles and lessons in international diplomacy, military operations, c ... More >>
In his West Point speech on Tuesday, President Obama announced 30,000 fresh troops would be delivered to Afghanistan early next year. He also said that "after 18 months, our troops will begin to come home." "Begin to come home" is a vague term, perhaps purposefully so. In the 2007 surge, three a ... More >>
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