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  • Laser reportedly hits incoming plane in Myrtle Beach; no landing problems reported

    05/27/2012 8:34:01 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 40 replies
    Sun News ^ | Sunday, May. 27, 2012 | Lorena Anderson
    An inbound airplane’s windshield was hit with a laser beam fired from east of the runway at Myrtle Beach International Airport about 10 p.m. Sunday, but no landing problems were reported. Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Doug Furlong said the laser strike was reported, but investigations found nothing to follow up on. “I’m sure it did happen, though,” he said.
  • Union Statistics: What You May Not Know

    05/27/2012 8:31:52 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    Union Statistics: What You May Not Know | Monday, May 28th, 2012 HomeLaborUnionReport Updates DAILY NEWSGeneral NewsProject Labor AgreementsPublic Sector UnionsUnion BossesUnion HypocrisyUnion OrganizingUnion StrikeUnion Violence Legal UpdatesNLRB Watch National Right to Work Political Updates EconomyEnvironmentalismHealth CareImmigrationMarxism/Socialism Union Corruption Union Corruption Report The Blogroll Filed Under:  LaborUnionReport Updates Union Statistics: What You May Not Know September 15th 2011   ·   1 Comment Tweet Sharebar Tweet The folks at have a ‘vital statistics‘ page that provides some good information about unions that many Americans may not know. Here is just some of the information:Financial Information Annual Dues Paid to Unions: $8,217,838,676 Total...
  • Oldest Jewish archaeological evidence on the Iberian Peninsula

    05/27/2012 8:31:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Eurekalert ^ | Friday, May 25, 2012 | Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
    On a marble plate, measuring 40 by 60 centimetres, the name "Yehiel" can be read, followed by further letters which have not yet been deciphered... the new discovery might be a tomb slab... "The organic material of the antlers could be dated by radiocarbon analysis with certainty to about 390 AD," excavation leader Dr. Dennis Graen of the Jena University explains... ...Not only is the early date exceptional in this case, but also the place of the discovery: Never before have Jewish discoveries been made in a Roman villa, the Jena Archaelogist explains. In the Roman Empire at that time...

    05/27/2012 8:13:25 PM PDT · by TexasTransplant · 21 replies
    Today | me
    It occurred to me today that Obama has no WW2 History, he has no worry downloaded from his family that without the "Greatest Generation" we could be speaking German or Japanese today as our National Language... his Family really had no dog in that fight, yes he lied about his Grandfather, (for political gain) and that is his only connection. This must be one of his more painful Holidays ... *(Christmas and Easter are probably just as painful for him) Will he play Golf? TT
  • Thunder Had to Roll Fast With President (Obama uses Rolling Thunder for photo-op)

    05/27/2012 8:03:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Jennifer Harper
    Rolling Thunder made it to the White House this year, but the experience for the motorcycle-riding patriots was more pro forma photo oppportunity than heartfelt meeting with President Obama, the group says. “Well, we had a good meeting with his staff and a defense official. But we were supposed to have time with the president,” founder and executive national director Artie Muller told The Washington Times in an interview after the meeting Friday. “When we were there in the past, the president himself talked to us about the issues that concern us - veterans health care, the fate of prisoners...
  • Ageing eyes hinder biometric scans

    05/27/2012 7:56:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Nature News ^ | 25 May 2012 | Duncan Graham-Rowe
    Research suggests that irises do not remain the same for life after all. Identifying people by scanning the irises of their eyes may not be as reliable as some governments and the public might think. That’s according to new research suggesting that irises, rather than being stable over a lifetime, are susceptible to ageing effects that steadily change their appearance over time. With iris recognition now being used at border control in countries such as the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, this has huge implications, says Kevin Bowyer, a professor of computer science at the University of Notre...
  • Was Trayvon Martin high on a concoction called “Lean” the night he was killed?

    05/27/2012 7:51:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Wizbang ^ | May 27, 2012 | Rick Rice
    Bob Owens is raising the possibility: "I had never heard of “lean” before yesterday, but apparently it is a concoction made from certain prescription cough syrups and a beverage medium, often made more palatable with candy. One of the recipes for “lean” calls for using Arizona Iced Tea Co. watermelon fruit juice cocktail as the beverage of choice, and Skittles candy… the items found on Trayvon Martin’s body the night he was shot by George Zimmerman. The Conservative Treehouse has a lengthy post about the recreational drug, it’s effects and side effects, and alleged screen captures of Trayvon Martin’s social...
  • AP 'Fact Check' Ignores Obama Stump Speech Claim of 'Slowest' Spending Growth

    05/27/2012 7:45:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    At the Associated Press aka the Administration's Press on Saturday, Andrew Taylor's "Fact Check" item on President Obama's stump speech claim in Iowa on Thursday dove into the trees without first looking at the forest. Distracted by ridiculousaurus Rex Nutting's write-up earlier in the week at MarketWatch ("Obama spending binge never happened"), which absurdly claimed that "government outlays (are) rising at slowest pace since 1950s," Taylor spent paragraph after paragraph going into the nuances of "the Wall Street bailout" (really TARP, which wasn't all about "Wall Street," unless GM and Chrysler have recently moved there) and the disputes over who should...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-28-12

    05/27/2012 7:44:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 05-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 28, 2012 Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 1 Pt 1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hopethrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,kept in heaven for youwho by the power of God are safeguarded through faith,to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.In this you rejoice, although now for a little whileyou may have to suffer through various trials,so that the...
  • Heated Debate: Should New York High School Be Allowed to Give Out Condoms on Prom Night?

    05/27/2012 7:42:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 05/27/2012 | n/a
    One New York high school is making condoms available to students as they leave the prom, and the decision is sparking heated debate from many. Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, pointedly said that this is a case of a school overstepping its boundaries and “reaching into an area that is a parental responsibility.” She continued, “We know that the number one reason that kids abstain from sex is their moral values, their faith, and because of the relationship with their parents. And when the school steps in between that relationship, it’s very harmful and it makes it...
  • Zoey Ripple, CU grad shot in Boulder home intrusion, 'disappointed' charges will be filed

    05/27/2012 7:39:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 96 replies ^ | 05/25/2012 | Mitchell Byars
    Zoey Ripple (the drunk home invader) Timothy Justice and Doreen Orion (the owners of the home) The Boulder County District Attorney's Office announced Friday it will file felony trespassing charges against the 21-year-old University of Colorado graduate who was shot after police say she drunkenly wandered into a couple's Boulder home early Wednesday.Yet defense attorney Colette Cribari said the incident was "out of character" for Ripple, who graduated from CU two weeks ago. "She didn't enter the house with any intent of committing a crime or harming anyone," Cribari said Friday. "We're thankful she was not killed or more...
  • Honour student JAILED for missing school (shortened)

    05/27/2012 7:35:13 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 34 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 5-25-2012 | Hannah Rand
    FULL TITLE: Honour student who works two jobs to support her siblings after her parents split up and left town is put in JAIL for missing school due to exhaustion. Devastated: Diane Tran, 17, has a criminal record and spent a night in jail after being charged with truancy. She works two jobs to support her family Abandoned: Her parents divorced 'out of the blue' and left Tran and her two siblings to fend for themselves Ms Tran said she works a full time job, a part-time job, and takes advancement and dual credit college level courses at Willis High...
  • Obama Finds Campaigning Rules Clock (NY Times pity party for campaigner-in-chief)

    05/27/2012 7:30:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Peter Baker
    By the time President Obama took the stage at the Fox Theater here, he was in the 18th hour of a 19-hour day. His tie was still knotted to the top as he launched into his stump speech, attacking his opponent’s record and defending his own. “I still believe in you,” he said, “and I hope you still believe in me.” SNIP The protesters waiting outside a campaign fund-raiser in Denver last week were probably never supporters. But some of their signs cut close to the bone. “Out of Hope, Ready for Change,” one read. “Obama’s Blvd. of Broken Promises,”...
  • Jindal Steel to drop $2.1bn Bolivia plan [after $100 M invested]

    05/27/2012 7:16:16 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Times of India ^ | May 28, 2012, 01.10AM IST | Pankaj Doval, TNN
    Naveen Jindal-led Jindal Steel and Power's (JSPL) ambitious $2.1-billion investment plan in Bolivia is all but over as the company has said it is "not hopeful of continuing" with the project, which was touted as the biggest foreign investment plan in the Latin American country. Through its subsidiary Jindal Steel Bolivia (JSB), the company had in 2007 secured 40-year development rights to the El-Mutun iron ore mine, which holds reserves of around 20 billion tonnes, considered to be one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world. However, with no commitment from the Bolivian government over supply of...
  • Critics wonder: Could the F-22's skin be the problem?

    05/27/2012 7:09:17 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 19 replies
    stars and Stripes ^ | May 27, 2012 | By HUGH LESSIG
    The Air Force says its F-22 Raptor brings something to the battle that no other U.S. jet fighter can match: Its ability to evade radar through stealth technology. But now critics are offering up a troubling hypothesis: Could the very materials that make the Raptor stealthy be contributing to problems of dizziness and disorientation that some pilots have experienced in the cockpit? Air Force investigators are looking into the possibility that toxic substances are infiltrating the pilot's air supply. That's one of their main theories. The other is that pilots are simply not getting enough oxygen. Pierre Sprey, who was...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/27/2012 7:07:52 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 12 replies
    5-27-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 30:4 Oh, Sing to Him, you Saints of His; Give Thanks to His Holy Name.
  • NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No Golf

    05/27/2012 7:05:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Camp David has been an historic presidential retreat since World War II, but according to New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper, Barack Obama "hates it" because there isn't any golf. Such was revealed on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show this weekend (video follows with transcript and commentary): NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No GolfHELENE COOPER, NEW YORK TIMES WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Alright, for something totally superficial, I have figured out why President Obama does not like Camp David. CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: He doesn’t like it? COOPER: He hates it. We were up there...
  • Yen-yuan direct trading to start in June

    05/27/2012 6:58:36 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Japan Today ^ | May. 27, 2012 - 12:51PM JST
    Yen-yuan direct trading to start in June Exchange rates between yen and yuan will be determined by their transactions, departing from "cross rate" system Japan and China are expected to start direct trading of their currencies as early as June as part of efforts to boost bilateral trade and investment, according to reports. With the planned step, exchange rates between the yen and the yuan will be determined by their transactions, departing from the current “cross rate” system that involves the dollar in setting yen-yuan rates, Kyodo News said on Saturday. The two governments are eyeing setting up markets in...
  • SWATting the Ericksons (Brett Kimberlin fallout?)

    05/27/2012 6:54:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Last week we spent a lot of time writing about Brett Kimberlin and the incident involving blogger Patterico where someone spoofed his phone number and told 911 he had shot his wife. Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway. Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.
  • Don’t believe so-called ‘evidence’ hype (GZ Case: Reverse racism on an industrial scale)

    05/27/2012 6:50:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    South Florida Times ^ | May 27, 2012 | Lucius Gantt
    Of all of the evidence that has been released in the Trayvon Martin case, none has been debated and scrutinized more than the alleged injuries suffered by George Zimmerman, the shooter. Photos have surfaced showing Zimmerman with various cuts and bruises on his nose, head and perhaps other places. And, two days after Trayvon was gunned down, Zimmerman’s personal physician claimed Zimmerman had blackened eyes and a broken nose. Well, we all know the devil is tricky. The devil will make you think the victim is the criminal and the murderous stalker was an innocent bystander in fear of his...