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Keyword: 2005

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  • 80 liberals each pledge $1 million for alliance

    08/07/2005 9:16:15 AM PDT · by visagoth · 72 replies · 2,553+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-7-2005 | THOMAS B. EDSALL
    <p>WASHINGTON - At least 80 wealthy liberals have pledged to contribute at least $1 million each to fund a network of think tanks and advocacy groups, to compete with the potent conservative infrastructure built up during the last three decades.</p>
  • 2 Baltimore Tunnels To Be Closed [more terrorism threats]

    10/18/2005 8:47:22 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 171 replies · 8,251+ views
    NBC ^ | 18 October 2005 | NBC4 (Washington DC)
    WASHINGTON -- Based on information received by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Harbor Tunnel and the Ft. McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore will be closed. Sources told News4 that the closure is based on uncorroborated information gathered outside of the United States.
  • Egyptian man held in threat to city tunnels (Baltimore)(4 now detained)

    10/18/2005 1:06:44 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 124 replies · 7,554+ views
    Newsday ^ | 18 Oct 2005 | Matthew Dolan and Siobhan Gorman
    Portions of I-95 briefly shut down on concerns over suspected terrorist plot; Uncorroborated information said to come from source abroad Federal authorities are detaining at least one man of Egyptian origin who worked at a Middle Eastern market in Baltimore in connection with a threat that closed Interstate 95 and the Harbor and Fort McHenry tunnels after concern over a suspected terrorist plot to blow up one of the tunnels. The shutdown caused gridlock throughout the metropolitan region as police and federal agents investigated the threat.
  • Al-Qaeda Made Biological Weapons in Georgia — French Minister

    03/01/2005 1:00:01 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 27 replies · 1,466+ views
    Mosnews ^ | 2/28/05
    Terrorists from al-Qaeda have been making chemical and biological weapons in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge, French Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin said on Tuesday. Speaking at a world conference on bio-terrorism in Lyons that was organized by Interpol, he said that “several al-Qaeda cells have been trained in Afghanistan where they have learned to use biological agents including anthrax, ricin and botulism toxins. Later, after the fall of the Taliban regime, those groups continued their experiments in the Pankisi Gorge, on the territory of Georgia, bordering Chechnya,” Interfax news agency reported. The minister added that al-Qaeda terrorists “were able to use...
  • Flashback: President Bush Addresses and Thanks Citizens in Tblisi, Georgia (2005)

    08/11/2008 7:06:47 AM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies · 157+ views
    The White House ^ | May 10, 2005 | President George W. Bush
    President Addresses and Thanks Citizens in Tbilisi, Georgia Freedom Square Tbilisi, Georgia 1:27 P.M. (Local) PRESIDENT BUSH: Mr. President, thank you for that introduction. Citizens of a free Georgia, Laura and I were in the neighborhood -- we thought we'd swing by and say gamarjoba. (Applause.) I am proud to stand beside a President who has shown such spirit, determination, and leadership in the cause of freedom. (Applause.) And Laura and I are proud to stand with the courageous people of Georgia, in this place that has earned a proud name -- Freedom Square. (Applause.) When Georgians gathered here 16...
  • President George W. Bush - Speech to Georgia - May 10, 2005

    08/10/2008 11:25:05 PM PDT · by SunStar · 14 replies · 502+ views
    The White House ^ | 5/10/2005
    For Immediate Release Office of the Press SecretaryMay 10, 2005 President Addresses and Thanks Citizens in Tbilisi, Georgia Freedom Square Tbilisi, Georgia 1:27 P.M. (Local) PRESIDENT BUSH: Mr. President, thank you for that introduction. Citizens of a free Georgia, Laura and I were in the neighborhood -- we thought we'd swing by and say gamarjoba. (Applause.) I am proud to stand beside a President who has shown such spirit, determination, and leadership in the cause of freedom. (Applause.) And Laura and I are proud to stand with the courageous people of Georgia, in this place that has earned a...
  • KAY,ISG head: "Saddam's regime was the most sophisticated manufacturer of anthrax in the world"

    04/13/2008 3:46:48 AM PDT · by drzz · 2 replies · 124+ views
    "Relying, apparently, on concrete findings, former top U.S. weapons inspector Dr. David Kay said that "the Iraqis had developed new techniques for drying anthrax - techniques that were superior to anything the United States or the old Soviet Union had. That would make the former regime of Saddam Hussein the most sophisticated manufacturer of anthrax in the world." (Washington Post, 16 septembre 2005)
  • U.S. drags its feet in phasing out banned pesticide

    11/29/2005 12:13:05 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 618+ views
    The Seattle Times & AP ^ | November 28, 2005 | Rita Beamish
    Associated Press WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Shoppers browse store displays brimming with succulent tomatoes and plump strawberries, hoping to enjoy one last round of fresh fruit before the Western growing season ends. There is no hint of a dark side to the blaze of red. But strawberries are a painful subject for Guillermo Ruiz. The farmworker believes his headaches, confusion and vision trouble stem from a decade of working in the fields with methyl bromide, a pesticide that protects the berries with stunning efficiency. Cheri Alderman, a teacher whose classroom borders a farm, fears her students could inhale a dangerous whiff...
  • Into Thin Air (Newsweek: we almost got Bin Laden in 2005)

    08/28/2007 10:52:50 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 18 replies · 992+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Sept. 3, 2007 | Evan Thomas
    The Americans were getting close. It was early in the winter of 2004-05, and Osama bin Laden and his entourage were holed up in a mountain hideaway along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Suddenly, a sentry, posted several kilometers away, spotted a patrol of U.S. soldiers who seemed to be heading straight for bin Laden's redoubt. The sentry radioed an alert, and word quickly passed among the Qaeda leader's 40-odd bodyguards to prepare to remove "the Sheik," as bin Laden is known to his followers, to a fallback position. As Sheik Said, a senior Egyptian Qaeda operative, later told the story, the...
  • March madness over tolls grips Legislature

    03/20/2007 2:26:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 443+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | March 19, 2007 | Ben Wear
    Mike Krusee looked tired. The Republican state representative from Williamson County, interviewed at his Capitol office last week, for 10 days or so had been fighting what some people call the creeping crud, a debilitating mixture of cold, flu and allergy symptoms hitting many Central Texans this spring. But Krusee, for much longer than 10 days, has also been fighting the creeping realization among legislators that over the past two sessions, they might have granted Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Department of Transportation too much power to create toll roads. For the first time in his three sessions as...
  • Sailor sentenced to 12 years in prison for espionage

    12/06/2006 1:42:48 PM PST · by csvset · 22 replies · 835+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | December 6, 2006 | TIM MCGLONE
    NORFOLK -– A military judge today sentenced Petty Officer 3rd Class Ariel J. Weinmann to 12 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge for espionage, desertion and other crimes. The 22-year-old submariner from Salem, Ore. admitted guilt to the offenses earlier this week at Norfolk Naval Station in a plea agreement that spared him the maximum potential penalty of life in prison with no possibility of parole. Weinmann, who deserted from the submarine Albuquerque in July 2005 after becoming disillusioned with the Navy, passed classified information about the Tomahawk cruise missile system to the Russians, according to a Pentagon source....
  • UK national gave lead to thwart plot

    08/12/2006 7:00:08 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Dawn (Pakistan) ^ | August 11, 2006 | Syed Irfan Raza, Munawer Azeem & Ismail Khan
    ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR, Aug 11: A British national, Rashid Rauf, who was arrested by an intelligence agency provided a lead to thwart the plot to blow up trans-Atlantic flights, sources said. The sources said Rashid Rauf was father of Tayyab Rauf, a suspect who was arrested in United Kingdom last year in connection with 7/7 London train blasts. During interrogation, the suspect unveiled the terrorism plot aiming to destroy at least ten passenger aircraft in the UK, the sources said. They said the information was shared with the UK Home Land Security department that resulted in a raid in which 21 suspects...
  • CA: 2005 financial disclosures for selected Calif members of Congress

    06/14/2006 7:07:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 648+ views
    Summaries of the 2005 financial disclosure statements for selected members of Congress from California: --- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Earned income: $162,100. Honoraria, all donated to charity: None. Major assets: Blind trust, $1 million to $5 million; Bertram Feinstein trust, of which she's the primary beneficiaty, $1 million to $5 million; Marital trusts of which she's the beneficiary, established by her husband, Richard Blum, chairman of a merchant banking firm, no single value given; Interest with her husband in Carlton Hotel Properties, $5 million to $25 million; Deposit account at Bank of America, $50,001-$100,000; Condominium owned with her husband in...
  • GIs at Ishaqi cleared; Haditha probe open

    06/02/2006 6:10:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1,542+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | June 2, 2006 | HAMZA HENDAWI and KIM GAMEL
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A military investigation into allegations that U.S. troops intentionally killed Iraqi civilians in a March raid in Ishaqi, a village north of Baghdad, has cleared the troops of misconduct, the military said Friday — despite dramatic video footage of slain children. Meanwhile, a lawyer representing families of some of the two dozen unarmed Iraqi civilians allegedly killed by U.S. Marines in the western town of Haditha on Nov. 19 said three or four Marines carried out the shootings while 20 more waited outside the homes. He also said victims' relatives turned down a request by U.S. investigators...
  • Kennedy accident (another related thread)

    05/05/2006 7:24:46 AM PDT · by Hammerhead · 28 replies · 1,198+ views
    October 13, 2005 Sober = Drunk in Washington, DC posted by Daniel J. Solove I'm quite in favor of cracking down on DUI, but this story from the Washington Post is really disturbing: Debra Bolton had a glass of red wine with dinner. That's what she told the police officer who pulled her over. That's what the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test indicated -- .03, comfortably below the legal limit. She had been pulled over in Georgetown about 12:30 a.m. for driving without headlights. She apologized and explained that the parking attendant must have turned off her vehicle's automatic-light feature. Bolton...
  • Conference Addresses Issues Raised by 2005 BRAC Results

    05/03/2006 5:35:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 151+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    ATLANTA, May 3, 2006 – More than 900 people representing organizations with a stake in how the Base Realignment and Closure process goes forward are gathered here this week to discuss the implications of the 2005 BRAC round. The conference brings together officials from the White House, Defense Department, individual service branches, various federal departments and agencies, and state and local leaders from areas affected by past and ongoing BRAC actions. Philip W. Grone, deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment, noted that nearly all of the 22 federal agencies working on BRAC-related issues have representatives here. "In my...
  • Zawahiri (al Qaeda #2) videotape surfaces

    04/12/2006 8:14:42 PM PDT · by callmejoe · 393 replies · 6,013+ views
    AP ^ | 4/12/06
    Al-Qaida Figure Backs Iraqi Insurgents Top al-Qaida Figure Ayman Al-Zawahri Urges Support for Iraqi Insurgents in Video The Associated Press (snipped) CAIRO, Egypt - No. 2 al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri praised insurgents in Iraq, particularly Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and called on all Muslims to support them in a video posted Thursday on the Internet. The video was dated with an Islamic month corresponding to November 2005 and al-Zawahri mentions an Oct. 23 earthquake that hit Pakistan and Afghanistan. But it appeared to be the first time the 28-minute video has been made public. It was not clear why the video...
  • George Allen for Senate Campaign Website Just Launched (Virginia)

    04/07/2006 5:25:21 PM PDT · by Corin Stormhands · 16 replies · 3,631+ views
    We’ve just launched our new campaign website:! I hope you’ll take some time to click in. I am particularly excited about the many features on the site that allow friends in Virginia and across the country to participate in our positive campaign regardless of where they live.
  • Rotten Banana Awards: 20 worst movies for 2005

    02/28/2006 9:45:51 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 34 replies · 984+ views
    WorldNetDaily.Com ^ | 02/28/2006 | Dr. Ted Baehr
    Rotten Banana Awards: 20 worst movies for 2005 -------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 28, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: Dr. Tom Snyder contributed to this column. By Dr. Ted Baehr -------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 There's a smell of rotten bananas at this year's Oscar festivities. Oscar favorite "Brokeback Mountain" leads the pack among MOVIEGUIDE's list of the 20 Most Unbearable Movies of 2005 receiving the "Rotten Banana" Award. Other Oscar nominees, including "Good Night, And Good Luck," "Munich," "Match Point," "Syriana" and "Transamerica" are also on MOVIEGUIDE's Rotten Banana list of the year's worst movies. "Brokeback Mountain," in fact, deserves the...
  • GAO: FY 2005 Financial Report of the United States Government

    02/13/2006 9:00:47 AM PST · by soccer_maniac · 7 replies · 498+ views
    A must read for everyone!