Articles by Tim Black

Oregon's Lost Lake

Where is Oregon’s ‘Lost Lake’ Going?

A hole that, according to Jude McHugh a spokeswoman with the Williamette National Forest, has been there as long as anyone can remember, during the winter opened up under Oregon’s Lost Lake and the lake started running down the hole.

Black Bear

73-Year-Old Inactive Marine Punches A Bear In The Face

The sourcelink title called this elderly gentlemen an “ex-marine”, but I have enough Jarhead friends to know that you are NEVER an ex-Marine, you just become an Inactive Marine. Apparently this gentlemen didn’t really become inactive either because he punched a bear in the face to save his dogs and said Thursday he would do it again if the animal continue to be a threat.

Suspect Dies Baltimore

Are Baltimore City Officials Finally Toughening Up?

City officials are getting tough on looters in an attempt to curb the violence after the funeral of Freddie Gray. Any individuals caught rioting, looting, destroying property or otherwise reacting in a violent and unlawful manner will have their government benefits permanently revoked.

Mideast Hormuz Strait Smugglers

So, Did Iran Actually Seize a U.S. Cargo Ship?

According to Reuters, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said an Iranian “force” seized a U.S. cargo ship after opening fire on it in the Gulf on Tuesday and directed it to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.

Reuters also stated, a Pentagon spokesman said Iranian forces had boarded a Marshall Island-flagged vessel, the MV Maersk Tigris, in the Gulf. He said the boarding occurred after Iranian patrol boats fired shots across the vessel’s bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters.

Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton arrives for a meeting with Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal at a hotel in New York

Reverend Al Sharpton Is Headed To Baltimore

Reverend Al Sharpton said Monday that he is going to visit Baltimore this week.

“I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since day one to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement,” Sharpton said in a statement. “I will come to Baltimore this week at the invitation or Rev. Westley West, who has led vigils daily there, along with local clergy, and morning radio show host Larry Young who has headed our Baltimore chapter of NAN for the last decade.”


When Will NBC Decide Brian Williams’ Fate?

Questions about NBC’s internal investigation into Brian Williams are mounting, but the network won’t be announcing any decision about the anchorman’s future for several weeks, a person involved in the process said Sunday.