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  • Disease-Carrying Ticks Already Out and Active in Minnesota

    04/30/2016 9:06:39 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 30 replies
    This mild, short winter means most of Minnesota's tick population survived. Even though it's only early March, the disease-carry blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, are already out and active. "We know they can be active when the temperatures are in the mid -to upper-30s, so that could be today," University of Minnesota Entomologist Jeff Hahn said. "They are out there, and we have already seen them looking for hosts," he said. Blacklegged ticks are becoming more of a problem here in the Twin Cities metro. As a result, the number of reported cases of Lyme disease are on...
  • Chicago airport police told to "run and hide" in event of active shooter

    01/03/2016 2:52:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot ^ | January 3, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>Matt Brandon, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union Local 73, which represents the aviation police officers, said he doesn’t understand why the officers are prohibited from carrying guns.</p> <p>He said the union has been unable to get the aviation department to change the no gun policy, which dates to the early 1990s.</p>
  • Breaking! Hostage and active shooter situation in Neenah, Wisconsin

    12/05/2015 10:31:44 AM PST · by Marie · 82 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/5/15 | soopermexican
    Very early reports on social media from Neenah, Wisconsin, warns people of shots fired and a hostage situation. [This post has been updated with more tweets]
  • Obama's Brother Is An Active Islamist

    05/01/2015 6:50:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5-1-2015 | Walter Bingham
    This week on Walter's World, An exclusive on Obama's half brother Malik and his affiliation with Islamism. And: An update on the prospects of Netanyahu's chances of forming a government before the deadline. Also, Former Mossad Head comments on Iran's stance to the the demands to stop working on nuclear weapons development. Plus, A report of how Yad L'achim rescues Jewish girls from the clutches of Arab predators. And finally: a profile of Ed Miliband, the UK's Labour Party's Jewish Prime Ministerial hopeful.
  • Have you contacted your representative lately? (vanity)

    06/20/2014 6:49:01 AM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    6/20/14 | Baynative
    I am down to my last nerve, as they say. Watching the news about the multiple scandals and how the residents of the beltway treat it all as no big deal infuriates me as I'm sure it does with many, many other American citizens. It is hard to prioritize the disgusting events we are witnessing, but I think one example might be the long overdue dismantling of the IRS. This is the agency that is being put in charge of every aspect of our lives from finance and savings to health care and they have the gall to admit they...
  • Geology Picture of This Week, January 9-15, 2011: New action from Mount Etna

    01/13/2011 9:01:12 PM PST · by cogitator · 3 replies
    Flickr ^ | 01/12/2011 | Flickr
    Etna Eruption 2011 A few days into the new year, Sicily's entertaining Mt. Etna kicked off a new eruptive phase. Picture below, and below that, link to video. Click image for BIG full-size. Etna eruption video (YouTube)
  • Terror Suspects were Active in Obama's Socialist "New Party"

    09/28/2010 10:01:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9/28/10 | Trevor L
    On September 24, about 20 FBI agents spent most of the day searching the Logan Square residence of Chicago activists Stephanie Weiner and her husband, Joseph Iosbaker, reports the Chicago Tribune. Working for Willie Delgado In 1998 the duo worked as leaders of the Chicago New Party, alongside Frankie Torres, Deborah McCoy, Jose Kader, Bob Palmer, Rafael Rodriguez (Board of Directors, Rosenberg Fund for Children), Yakira Nunez, Vinnie Izurieta, Pryianka Basu, Dave Rolston, and Mary Robles. Joe Iosbaker was at the time serving as Precinct Captain for Miguel del Valle in the 13th Ward (Remember that name, we investigate del...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Jan. 17-23, 2010: Sakurajima Volcano, Day and Night

    01/22/2010 10:01:15 PM PST · by cogitator · 2 replies · 680+ views
    Photovolcanica/Sakurajima ^ | January 2010 | Dr. Richard Roscoe
    When I saw these new pictures, I figured this week's post was easy. Here's two, but there are a lot more on the linked site.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, November 8-14, 2009: Mayon Volcano, Philippines

    11/13/2009 10:50:43 PM PST · by cogitator · 7 replies · 1,329+ views
    Not hard to figure out the inspiration for this one; frequently active and usually dangerous Mayon is set for another throat-clearing. Mayon erupting: Click for full-size: Mayon not erupting: Context image: Nice panorama (click for full-size):
  • ACTIVE’s Guide To Demonstrations: Countering ACORN

    04/07/2009 1:37:17 PM PDT · by ebiskit · 12 replies · 900+ views ^ | April 3rd, 2009 | ticticboom
    This is the final draft. Feel free to spread it around. - ttb A PatriotÂ’s Guide to Demonstrations For decades, protests and marches have primarily been associated with the Left. There are many reasons for this. They generally internalize politics to an extreme extent, becoming obsessed with policies that have absolutely nothing to do with their lives, families, or communities. They have jobs that either give them large amounts of free time or have few repercussions for disappearing for a few days, assuming they have jobs at all. At least half of any Leftist mob will be teachers, baristas, or...
  • Shedding Light on the Protein Big Bang Theory

    03/15/2009 3:14:14 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 1,975+ views
    CEH ^ | March 13, 2009
    Shedding Light on the Protein Big Bang Theory March 13, 2009 — The precise three-dimensional structure of a typical protein molecule is so complex, its origin would seem hopeless by chance. What if evolutionary biologists were to discover a whole host of proteins literally exploded into existence at the beginning of complex life? We can find out what they would think by looking at an article on the “protein big bang” found on Astrobiology Magazine...
  • Obama Targets Military Health Care - 50% cut

    02/13/2009 4:10:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 53 replies · 19,007+ views
    email | SandRat
    After reading this, please notify your Senator and Representatives to vote 'NO' on this part, if you are against taking even more from our Military. No other job in this country asks you to risk your life for your job!!!! Prisoners get free medical as does the crack heads of this country.......WHY should we take from our Military to enable those kinds of people to have more??????!!!!! This will take away from Active and Veterans of our country. PLEASE PASS THIS ON QUICKLY!!!!! From: Retired O-6 Subj: Obama Targets Military Health Care-50% cut. Guess we had better be ready to...
  • All Active-Duty, Reserve Components Make or Exceed July Recruiting Goals

    08/11/2008 5:20:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 102+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2008 – All 10 military components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in July, with the Marine Corps leading the active-duty components and the Air National Guard on top of other reserve components. In terms of recruiting percentages, the Marine Corps bested all active-duty components, attaining 117 percent of its goal. Meanwhile, the Army and Air Force made 101 percent, and the Navy added 100 percent of its target number, according to information provided today by Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman. Data published on the Defense Department Web site shows that the Marine Corps goal was 4,094, but...
  • Active, Guard Members Give Back to Disabled Vets

    07/30/2008 10:35:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 148+ views
    OMAHA, Neb., July 30, 2008 – As disabled veterans tested their limits during the National Disabled Veterans Wheelchair Games, which wrapped up here yesterday, nearly 400 military volunteers provided the behind-the-scenes support that officials said made the games a success. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Phil Stacey, better known as an “American Idol” finalist during season six, sings the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the opening of the slalom obstacle course competition at the 28th National Disabled Veterans Wheelchair Games. Defense Dept. photo by Donna Miles   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Nebraska Army and Air National Guardsmen, as well...
  • First Community Sites to Open for Reserve, Active-Duty Families

    03/14/2008 4:19:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 99+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 14, 2008 – A new “virtual installation” concept that helps families who live far from a military base get information and tap into services available for them during their loved ones’ deployment is expected to begin rolling out next month. Recognizing the challenges Reserve families face during deployments, Laura Stultz, wife of Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, is promoting a virtual installation concept that helps bring information and other resources within reach of families far from military posts. Army Reserve photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Plans are being laid to open several...
  • Face of Defense: ‘Active First’ Grad Continues Family Tradition

    02/28/2008 4:36:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 72+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2008 – Pvt. Raymond Loree has become the first Army National Guard soldier to graduate directly into the active Army’s ranks through a new program called “Active First,” in which recruits commit to service in the active-duty Army followed by service in the National Guard. Army Pvt. Raymond Loree is the first soldier to graduate from the Army National Guard’s “Active First” program. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Loree, who enlisted Oct. 18, graduated from one-station unit training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., on Feb. 22. Active First recruits enlist in the...
  • All Active Services Meet December Recruiting Goals

    01/10/2008 3:56:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 179+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2008 – All four services met or surpassed their monthly active-duty recruiting goals for December, and five of the six reserve components showing similar success, Defense Department officials announced today. The Army recruited 789 active-duty soldiers last month, 105 percent of its December goal. On the reserve-component side, the Army National Guard recruited 4,985 members, 120 percent of its goal, and the Army Reserve, 3,280 soldiers, 107 percent of its goal. The Marine Corps recruited 1,992 active-duty Marines, 115 percent of its goal, and met its goal of recruiting 410 Marine Corps reservists. The Air Force...
  • A modern version of the Little Engine That Could

    01/08/2008 2:41:56 PM PST · by gkarlin · 4 replies · 207+ views
    47th Ward Republicans, Chicago, IL ^ | January 8, 2008 | Gary Karlin
    Many years ago, I remember viewing a video of a preacher who had Cerebral Palsy and most people either made fun of him or sold him short of what he could accomplish. His parents would say things like "He will never marry or have children". "He would never be able to work independently or earn an income for himself" and so on and so forth. His name, Rev. David Ring.
  • Active, Reserve Components Meet November Recruiting Goals

    12/11/2007 4:10:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 332+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2007 – All military components met their recruiting goals in November, Defense Department officials said here yesterday. It was the sixth month in a row that all services made their recruiting goals, officials said. The military is recruiting in a difficult environment, defense officials said. Only three out of every 10 Americans in the targeted age group qualifies for military service. A good American economy and feelings against the Iraq war degrade the propensity of young Americans to enlist, officials said. Still, the military is doing well. On the active-duty side, the Marine Corps made 108 percent...
  • Cosmic ray mystery solved?

    11/12/2007 1:12:47 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 105+ views
    Universe's most energetic particles point to huge black holesThe most energetic particles in the universe – ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays – likely come from supermassive black holes in the hearts of nearby active galaxies, says a study by scientists from nearly 90 research institutions worldwide, including the University of Utah. “We discovered the sources of the highest energy particles in the universe,” says Miguel Mostafa, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Utah and one of 370 scientists and engineers belonging to a 17-nation collaboration that operates the $54 million Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina. “The sources are the...