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In this economy, even Santa has it tough

In this economy, even Santa has it tough

Craig McTavish — a.k.a. Santa — has the beard. He has the belly. He even has a few tricks up his sleeve, like pulling up to parties on his Harley-Davidson in full Kris Kringle garb. But there’s one thing he doesn’t have: work. For freelance Santas, this holiday season has been more “no, no, no,” […]

A tree of excess for Christmas

A tree of excess for Christmas

Many around the world may be hurting for money not just for gifts or even for a Christmas tree but money is no object when it come to celebrating the holiday in Abu Dhabi. The Muslim desert emirate decided the world needed the world’s most expensive Christmas tree, so it erected a 40-foot, fake evergreen […]

Bomber’s friends claim he was set up

Bomber’s friends claim he was set up

A defense attorney and friends suspect that a teenager accused of plotting mass killings in Portland was set up — groomed and talked into a plot to detonate what he thought were six 55-gallon drums of explosives in a van. But prosecutors led by Attorney General Eric Holder say Mohamed Osman Mohamud plunged into a […]

A terrorist plot or an FBI propaganda stunt?

A terrorist plot or an FBI propaganda stunt?

Didn’t take long for the conspiracy theorists to turn the FBI‘s latest bust of an allleged would-be terrorist in Oregon into a purported government-sponsored hoax designed to drive fear into the hearts of Americans as they head into the holiday season. Depending on who you talk to, Mohamed Osman Mohamud is either a Somali-born university […]

Cops claim to foil terrorist attack with a ‘sting’ operation

Cops claim to foil terrorist attack with a ‘sting’ operation

FBI agents claim they busted a pissed-off Somali-born teenager just as he was readying to blow up an explosive-packed ban that he hoped to use to spread death and destruction at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon over the holiday weekend. What the would-be bomber did not know was that the bomb […]