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BBC reporting: Bullet causes US man’s headache

A bullet has been removed from behind the right ear of a US man who went to hospital complaining of a headache.

Michael Moylan, 45, from the state of Florida, is quoted as saying he had woken up with a headache so severe he thought it was caused by an aneurysm.

His wife, April, took him to hospital but left when the bullet was found. She was arrested later over the shooting, but said it was an accident.

Mr Moylan remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Y’all, we have no-fault divorce in this state. You can do it yourself without any lawyers. I know the legislature seem to think that guns solve everything, but there are other remedies available.

I just don’t understand why people keep moving down here.

Update: Major bummer, shot and busted.
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June 27, 2007   21 Comments

Why I Avoid TV [Part 10]

Okay, still looking for the Weather Channel I stumbled across a popular Latina singer and actress, Maria Conchita Alonso, on what turned out to be Faux News, and she was raising hell about Hugo Chavez.

As I have said in the past, there are a lot of reasons to dislike Hugo Chavez, but unfortunately his enemies don’t want to talk about those problems, because they are things that they want to do if they regain power.

Now, you might wonder why Ms. Alonso is being given time on a “news” network to talk about Chavez Well, she was born in Cuba, but her family left for Venezuela when she was five, so she knows all about the dangers of Communism and Fidel. Her political skills were honed in the beauty pageant arena, and she costarred in a movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. She obviously has all of the training necessary to be a pundit, and is over-qualified to work in the current State Department.

Oh, yes, the weather was to iffy to do what I wanted to do.  Maybe tomorrow.

June 27, 2007   5 Comments

Why I Avoid TV [Part 01]

I need to do something that is going to require about 12 hours without rain, so when I was checking my Mother’s house in the afternoon I turned on her TV for the Weather Channel.

While looking for the weather I saw Patrick Leahy and stopped to listen. He was commenting on this story:

[CBS version] White House, Cheney Subpoenaed On Spying

(CBS/AP) The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney’s office Wednesday for documents relating to President Bush’s controversial eavesdropping program that operated warrant-free for five years.

Also named in subpoenas signed by committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., were the Justice Department and the National Security Council. The four parties have until July 18 to comply, according to a statement by Leahy’s office.

The committee wants documents that might shed light on internal disputes within the administration over the legality of the program, which Bush put under court review earlier this year.

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June 27, 2007   2 Comments

Iran And The West

The BBC reports: Iran fuel rations spark violence

At least 12 petrol stations have been torched in the Iranian capital, Tehran, after the government announced fuel rationing for private vehicles.

Windows were smashed and stones thrown at the stations, and there was traffic chaos as motorists queued to buy fuel.

Iranians were given only two hours’ notice of the move that limits private drivers to 100 litres of fuel a month.

Despite its huge energy reserves, Iran lacks refining capacity and it imports about 40% of its petrol.

The country has a large budget deficit largely caused by fuel subsidies and the inflation rate is estimated at 20-30%.

The BBC’s Tehran correspondent, Frances Harrison, says Iran is trying to rein in fuel consumption over fears of possible UN sanctions over its nuclear programme.

Iran fears the West could impose sanctions on its petrol imports and cripple its economy.

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June 27, 2007   4 Comments