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  • Swiss intelligence monitoring online activity of 400 possible jihadists

    05/02/2016 2:39:29 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 5 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    perhaps they need more refugees (satire) Swiss authorities were monitoring the social media activity of about 400 possible jihadists who might pose a security threat, the NDB federal intelligence service said on Monday. Switzerland is not a primary target for Islamist attacks because it is not part of the military campaign against groups such as Islamic State, but the security threat level has been elevated nonetheless, the NDB's annual report said. The report showed a photo of a Swiss passport next to an explosive belt posted online by a suspected Swiss jihadist who had traveled to the Middle East, and...
  • Why short bursts of activity boost fitness in the body

    11/02/2015 2:47:46 PM PST · by amorphous · 41 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Short bouts of intense exercise could be the key to staying in shape after researchers found that even just a few minutes of strenuous activity can make muscles work harder. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has become popular with athletes and amateurs and has clear visible benefits. But sports scientists have always struggled to understand how a short amount of activity can produce similar effects as endurance training. Now, researchers at the Karonlinska Institute in Sweden have found that even small levels of intensive exercise boost the production of mitochondria– the cell’s batteries – which enhance muscle endurance.
  • The 5 Best Dogs for Your Golden Years

    01/16/2014 9:00:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 143 replies
    Vet Street ^ | March 5, 2013 | Gina Spadafori
    Like many people in late middle age, I find myself wondering if my next dog will be different. I have long shared my life with retrievers active, field-bred dogs who throw themselves with joy into every situation (and every puddle of water bigger than a dinner plate). Their boisterousness is infectious: My dogs make me happy. But in 10 years, or 15, or 20, will I be up to the demands of dogs like these? Or will a nice, quiet little spaniel be the dog I need? My answer may be different than others, even among people of similar...
  • Vanity: Fifteen years; fifteen hundred posts

    12/30/2013 7:50:24 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    self | 12-30-13 | self
    I just noticed that I have originated 1500 posts and replied 37,621 times in 15 years of FRee Republic membership. I've enjoyed my time here, and I hope it continues for many years to come. This is the best forum on the web. I especially cherish the many FReepers whom I count as friends, even though I've never seen your faces. And for those whom I've met in person -- count yourselves as extra special. I am a "monthly" member, and it is worth every penny. I encourage everyone to make a monthly pledge to FRee Republic. There is a...
  • New Image Suggests More Suspicious Activity at Parchin

    08/24/2012 5:50:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 8/24/12 | Elad Benari, Canada
    A new satellite image suggests that additional suspicious activity may be occurring at the Parchin site in Iran, according to a Friday report by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS). The new GeoEye image dated August 15, 2012 shows that additional suspicious activity may be occurring at a building suspected of housing high explosive experiments related to the development of nuclear weapons and at an adjacent, northern building that may have also hosted suspect activities. ISIS noted that the new image shows what appears to be pink tent-like material over the two buildings, citing an article which concurrently...
  • Activity at Iran military site: watchdog

    03/05/2012 3:34:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    news24 ^ | 3/5/12 | AFP
    Vienna - The UN atomic agency chief said on Monday he had information of "activities" at Iran's Parchin military complex, which made a trip there by inspectors probing suspected weapons work all the more important. "We are aware of some activities at Parchin... and this makes us believe that going there sooner is better than going there later," Yukiya Amano told reporters at International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna. The Iaea said in a major report in November that it believed Iran had carried out high-explosives tests in a bus-sized metal container at Parchin near Tehran that it suspected...
  • Chicago Fed index on U.S. economy improves

    10/24/2011 7:02:14 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 3 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.24.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's national activity index, which gauges the health of the U.S. economy, improved to -0.22 in September from -0.59 in August...A three-month average of the index, meanwhile, rose to -0.21 from negative -0.28
  • Earthquake Activity Intensifies On El Hierro (Canary Islands)

    10/08/2011 8:36:04 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 54 replies
    Irish Weather Online ^ | 10/08/11 | Mark Dunphy
    The Instituto Geografico Nacional (IGN) has reported an increase in the intensity of earthquakes recorded on El Hierro, the smallest of The Canary Islands, during the last 24 to 36 hours. The number of earthquakes recorded since July 17 , 2011 on El Hierros has now reached 10,000, figures from the IGN confirm. The IGN also confirmed surface deformations exceeding 35mm on the 280-sqkm island, where residents have been put on alert for a possible volcanic eruption. However, seismologists have moved to reassure the local population that a volcanic eruption is not imminent. The agency confirmed on Friday that 890...
  • Congress Wants to Monitor Your Internet Activity

    08/02/2011 9:01:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies ^ | 8/1/11 | staff
    Podcast at link.
  • Activity Tab returns no results

    09/18/2010 9:13:45 AM PDT · by altair · 12 replies
    vanity | 18-Sep-2010 | self
    We have three tab buttons on our account page - Articles, Activity, Comments. The (Activity Button) never shows anything. It used to.Have I mucked up some of my settings?
  • Why doesn't my "Activity" tab show anything under it anymore?

    08/26/2010 8:37:55 AM PDT · by 3boysdad · 26 replies
    Lately I haven't been able to monitor activity using the "Activity" tab option. Does anyone happen to know why? I thought mayber there was a change that I missed but I've querried the keyword activity and nothing comes back.
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, January 3-9, 2010: New volcanic activity

    01/08/2010 10:02:39 PM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 931+ views
    1st week of 2010 | Various
    Yes, I know I missed the last week of the year; I've been busy and still trying to catch up and dig out. Meanwhile, there were eruptions, including one of the best "curtains of fire" I've seen since Eldfell. Curtain of fire on Nyamuragira: From here: chitravini's photostream (go to page 2) Lava flow on the side of Piton de la Fournaise's main crater: From here: Paysages de la Reunion And finally, the lava pit inside Halemaumau (Kilauea, Hawaii), has been putting on a great show over the past few days: (click for full-size) Link to Webcam page
  • CDC Weekly Report: Influenza Activity Remains ElevatedDuring week 38 (September 20-26, 2009)

    10/02/2009 4:49:38 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 509+ views
    News and Views ^ | October 2 2009 | Alice Winters
    The number of influenza cases remains elevated; the number of deaths reported remains below the epidemic threshold. All of two thousand one hundred twenty-six specimens tested by the WHO (World Health Organization) and NREVSS (National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System), were then sent to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) for reporting, tested positive.
  • Flu Season in USA - High Activity Already Exceeds Historical Trends

    09/29/2009 9:50:48 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 40 replies · 1,783+ views
    Google Trends ^ | 29 September 2009
    This data is current upto 28 September 2009.
  • UK funding political activity in Israel

    07/29/2009 9:53:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 477+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/29/09 | HERB KEINON
    Israel is up in arms over a declaration by a British government spokesman that the UK is funding political activity in Israel. World British spokesman Martin Day said in an interview in Dubai with Al-Arabiya television last week that the British government was "taking practical steps towards freezing settlement activities." "For instance," Day said, "we finance projects aimed at halting settlement activities. One of these projects seeks to build new Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem and save Palestinian houses from demolition."
  • Barack Hussein Obama is Beginning to Look More and More Like A Closet Commie!

    08/27/2008 11:04:26 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 11 replies · 203+ views
    Excerpts from ^ | August 27, 2008 | Stayfree
    Barack Hussein Obama is no bambi, he learned dirty politics from the pros in Chicago's political underworld. Apparently, both Obama and Biden have ties to that famous lunatic, George Soros and his one-world view. As more and more information about Obama's own statements, his choices of activities and people with whom to associate himself after graduation from Harvard Law School, one aspect of him becomes abundantly clear...he is NO patriot of the United States of America. If he is not a patriot, then what is he...what is still unknown that is being kept hidden in his closet?The Chicago-type strong-arm tactics...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, June 29-July 5, 2008: Thera (Santorini) unusual view

    07/01/2008 7:01:42 AM PDT · by cogitator · 36 replies · 185+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | June 30, 2008 | NASA
    Learn something new every day entry: this image and accompanying article (click the source link above) told me about Nea Kameni, which is in the Santorini lagoon and which had volcanic activity in 1950. I never knew the name of the island and that it was recently active until yesterday. Click for full-size. Here's a view taken from Santorini. And this image is just to put everything into proper perspective.
  • Sun Seems Eerily Calm

    06/11/2008 12:00:22 PM PDT · by cogitator · 82 replies · 419+ views ^ | 06/11/2008 | Andrea Thompson
    The sun's surface has been fairly blank for the last couple of years, and that has some worried that it may be entering another Maunder minimum, the sun's 50-year abstinence from sunspots, which some scientists have linked to the Little Ice Age of the 17th century. Could a new sunspot drought plunge us into another decades-long cold spell? It's not very likely, says David Hathaway a solar physicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The question came up after an international solar conference held last week at Montana State University, where scientists discussed the dearth of solar...
  • Dr. Gray: Warming Not Behind Hurricane Activity

    04/09/2007 7:12:38 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 716+ views
    NewMax ^ | 4-7-2007 | staff writer
    NEW ORLEANS -- Natural changes in ocean currents are to blame for increased Atlantic hurricane activity in recent years, not man-made global warming as many scientists believe, hurricane forecaster William Gray said on Friday. "I think the whole human-induced greenhouse gas thing is a red herring," Gray said in a speech at the National Hurricane Conference.
  • Iraqi and Coalition forces search Al Anbar University in response to insurgent activity

    08/02/2006 4:12:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 208+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
    RAMADI, Iraq This morning Iraqi Security Forces, with support from Coalition forces, began searching Al Anbar University in southwestern Ramadi, which is being used as a center for insurgent activity. Iraqi and Coalition forces have received sniper fire from the hospital on multiple occasions, and credible intelligence reports indicated the university is being used as an insurgent safe haven and command center. Iraqi and Coalition forces are securing the university to provide a safe and secure educational environment. Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, with support from soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army 1st Brigade, 1st Armored...
  • Flying in Nontraditional Role, F-16 Thwarts Terrorist Activity

    07/19/2006 3:51:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 540+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Central Command Air Forces Forward
    SOUTHWEST ASIA, July 19, 2006 A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter, providing nontraditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to coalition ground forces, killed a member of an improvised explosive device cell and identified an IED emplacement yesterday near Baqubah, Iraq, U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials reported today. The F-16 identified three possible IED emplacers and passed the information to ground forces. Ground unit personnel positively identified the terrorists and requested the F-16 engage the hostile forces. The F-16 strafed the terrorists, killing one and ending the engagement. Coalition aircraft, operationally controlled by U.S. Central Command Air Forces from...
  • Coalition Forces Respond to Hostile Activity in Ramadi

    05/18/2006 5:04:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 357+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 18, 2006 Coalition forces engaged several insurgents near an abandoned train station in southeastern Ramadi, Iraq, May 16 in response to repeated hostile activity. It was the seventh day since May 7 that coalition forces engaged insurgents in the area. Troops observed several insurgents moving a weapon from the train station to a vehicle nearby. Coalition forces engaged the insurgents with artillery, killing several insurgents and destroying the weapon. Troops saw one of the insurgents leave the area with the vehicle. Later in the day, troops observed several more insurgents with weapons taking positions on a rooftop...
  • Ecuador Volcano Shows Signs of Activity

    QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano is emitting its loudest and most frequent explosions since it rumbled back to life nearly seven years ago after eight decades of inactivity, scientists said. The volcano registered 133 explosions of vapor and gas between Wednesday and Friday, Ecuador's Geophysics Institute reported. But the increased activity was not necessarily a sign of an imminent eruption, said Hugo Yepes, the institute's director. "It has been rumbling constantly in the last six years, always registering explosions, emitting ash," he told The Associated Press. "What's happening now is that since May 10, we have had times in...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Gather Intel on Insurgent Activity

    04/12/2006 6:01:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 374+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cassandra Groce
    Villagers north of Kirkuk, Iraq, have been eager to help Iraqi Army soldiers fight the insurgents who have been attempting to kidnap their neighbors. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cassandra Groce   More Photos Iraqi Soldiers Gather Intel on Insurgent Activity Iraqi soldiers gather information to prevent kidnappings and insurgent activity. Spc. Cassandra Groce 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detach KIRKUK, Iraq, April 12, 2006 — Fourth Iraqi Army Division soldiers and U.S. Army soldiers from Delta Company have found challenges with insurgents traveling through their operating area and avoiding Iraqi Army checkpoints. Miles of farmland divide Kirkuk from the northeastern...
  • New Archaeological Discovery Rewrites Hong Kong's History Of Human Activity

    01/12/2006 11:26:08 AM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 488+ views
    Peoples Daily - Xinhua ^ | 1-12-2006 | Xinhua
    New archaeological discovery rewrites Hong Kong's history of human activity Archaeologists have discovered a new site of human activity in remote antiquity in Sai Kung, Hong Kong. Zhang Shenshui, researcher of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told Xinhua here Wednesday that the important archaeological discovery not only rewrites the history when Hong Kong began having human activity, but also puts forward new topics of research for archaeologists. More than 6,000 artifacts have been unearthed at the site, which is located at the Wong Tei Tung of Sai Kung, covering 8,000 square meters. The site was a field for stone artifacts...
  • Paypal Alert! [Hint: it's NOT from PayPal]

    12/17/2005 12:24:31 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 26 replies · 1,586+ views
    E-mail | 17-Dec | Lizard
    I have received two email today asking me to login into my paypal account and verify my info. Seeing as Pay-Pal has the worst customer support on the planet I decided to share this with everybody. This first emailer messed up and gave me his actual e-mail address, or at least its not his spoofed email. To: Subject: Your Account Access Has Been Compromised Message-ID: <> From: ""<> Content-Type: text/html <br> <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;Dear PayPal Member,<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;Our systems detected your user ID being used in Europe.<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;At the moment we are trying to trace and resolve the provenience of...
  • Saturn's largest moon has dramatic weather, geological activity (Titan)

    11/30/2005 10:08:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 996+ views
    ap on Monterey Herald ^ | 11/30/05 | Angela Doland - ap
    PARIS - Saturn's planet-size moon Titan has dramatic weather, with freezing temperatures, carbon- and nitrogen-rich clouds and possibly lightning, scientists said Wednesday, describing a world that may have looked like Earth before life developed. The European Space Agency's probe landed on Titan in January, uncovering some mysteries of the methane-rich globe - the only moon in the solar system known to have a thick atmosphere. Scientists presented detailed results of months of study in the journal Nature and at a news conference in Paris. Titan has long intrigued researchers because it is surrounded by a thick blanket of nitrogen and...
  • U.N. agency urges Iran against activity

    08/03/2005 12:17:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 222+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/3/05 | Susanna Loft - AP
    VIENNA, Austria - The U.N. nuclear watchdog on Wednesday urged Iran not to resume uranium conversion until the agency can set up a system to monitor the activity, which can be used as part of a weapons program. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Hasan Rowhani, responded by saying Tehran would push back the reopening of its uranium conversion plant in Isfahan until "early next week" to give the International Atomic Energy Agency time to install surveillance equipment inside the facility. Tehran had threatened to resume uranium conversion at the plant starting Wednesday sparking harsh criticism from the European Union, the United...
  • U.S. holding 5 Americans for Iraq activity

    07/06/2005 9:10:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 3,078+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/6/05 | John J. Lumpkin - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military is holding five U.S. citizens suspected of insurgent activities in Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday. They were captured separately and don't appear to have ties to one another, spokesman Bryan Whitman said. He declined to identify them, citing a Pentagon policy that prohibits identification of detainees. Three of those being detained are Iraqi-Americans; another is an Iranian-American; the fifth is a Jordanian-American, Whitman said. The three Iraqi-Americans were captured in April, May and June, officials said. The Iranian-American was captured May 17, one official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of...
  • Six Minutes of Hardcore Exercise Per Week May Be Enough

    06/07/2005 8:03:02 AM PDT · by Paradox · 66 replies · 2,173+ views
    Daily News Central ^ | 06 June, 2005 | Ron Gara
    Six Minutes of Hard-Core Exercise Per Week May Be Enough Contributed by Ron Gara| 06 June, 200523:31 GMT 'This type of training is very demanding and requires a high level of motivation. However less frequent, higher intensity exercise can indeed lead to improvements in health and fitness.' Fitness experts have suggested an alluring prospect for people who want to stay fit but can't afford to spend long hours in the gym: Just six minutes of intense exercise a week could be as effective as an hour of daily moderate activity. "Short bouts of very intense exercise improved muscle...
  • Homeland Security memo reveals terrorism records are being sanitized - (not good news!)

    05/03/2005 4:47:00 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 1,316+ views
    A memo leaked to Narco News by some brave soul within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers a revealing insight into the so-called war on terrorism. In short, the memo seems to show that for at least one federal law-enforcement agency, investigating terrorism is not unlike the childhood game of Duck, Duck, Goose. The memo, issued on March 28 by a high-ranking official with DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), essentially orders supervisors in the field to sanitize terrorism-related case files maintained in a major law-enforcement computer system called TECS. All told, TECS contains about 12,000 terrorism-related...
  • CA: Activity in the state Capitol Feb. 14-18 (2005)

    02/12/2005 1:41:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 243+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/11/05 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposals on public employee pensions, health care for the poor and school funding will get scrutiny from lawmakers this week. The Republican governor's plan to replace public employee pensions with 401(k) plans will be taken up Tuesday by a Senate budget subcommittee. On Wednesday, the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee will consider the same general subject when it looks at the condition of California's public pension systems. Also on Wednesday, an Assembly budget subcommittee will travel to an elementary school in the Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks to take testimony on...
  • Al-Kut, Iraq: After-Battle Report

    01/10/2005 3:39:30 PM PST · by forty_years · 8 replies · 1,172+ views ^ | 1/10/2005 | MEQ
    In April 2004, followers of Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr launched a well-coordinated uprising across southern Iraq. While Western media focused on events in Sadr City, Najaf, and Karbala, violence occurred elsewhere as well. A Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) source forwarded the following after-action report regarding violence in the town of Al-Kut, the capital of the Wassit governorate and home to the Ukrainian contingent.The unclassified report, written by a coalition security contractor, highlights dysfunction between regional coalition offices and the Coalition Provisional Authority headquarters in Baghdad, as well as tension between diplomats and security officers. The summary faulted a British...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Arafat's Last Threat to Israel?

    11/09/2004 7:11:22 AM PST · by stevejackson · 9 replies · 667+ views ^ | November 9, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I think it's very important for our friends, the Israelis, to have a peaceful Palestinian state living on their border. And it's very important for the Palestinian people to have a peaceful, hopeful future." So spoke President Bush just two days after his re-election, just exactly as news reports were leaking Yasser Arafat's demise.The combination of Mr. Bush's stunning new mandate and Mr. Arafat's near-death condition will lead, I predict, to a quick revival of Palestinian-Israeli diplomacy after months of relative doldrums and to massive dangers to Israel.The doldrums will cease because the Bush administration views Mr. Arafat as the...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, October 10-16, 2004: Etna's slippery Slope (links to other eruptions)

    10/14/2004 8:38:46 AM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 910+ views
    Stromboli On-Line ^ | October 2004 | Various
    Can't resist another Etna picture for this week: which is taken from the page below, which also has some new large-format QT movies: Skylights and lava falls in Valle del Bove Colima in Mexico got hot yesterday: the link below has some low-resolution Webcam animations: Observatorio Vulcanolgico de la Universidad de Colima and finally, in an ancient volcano mode, this Earth Observatory image was an Ikonos view of Hanauma Bay on Oahu: Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Mount St. Helens Activity Again

    10/11/2004 8:42:45 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies · 1,901+ views
    Volcano Cam ^ | 10/11/2004 | Pyro7480
    Steam event at Mount St. Helens visible at web cam link above. It was also shown on cable news earlier this morning.
  • CA: Activity in the state capital for Aug. 16-20

    08/15/2004 10:40:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 216+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/15/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The end-of-session rush will hit the California Legislature this week as lawmakers try to finish work on hundreds of bills before the end of the month. The deadline to pass most bills is Aug. 31, and both houses have floor sessions scheduled every day through Friday. Among the measures that could be voted on this week are bills that would: - Ban smoking on state beaches unless the local government with jurisdiction over the beach wanted to allow it. - Allow pharmacies to sell hypodermic needles without a doctor's prescription, a step supporters say would help stem...
  • CA: Activity in the state capital for July 26-30

    07/25/2004 7:24:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/25/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The new contract between the Schwarzenegger administration and the prison guards' union and the invasion of the West Nile virus are on legislative agendas this week. So is the state budget - still. The state's new fiscal year reaches its 26th day Monday, but partisan disputes over local government funding, contracting out of school jobs and labor code lawsuits have prevented passage of a new state budget. The delay is preventing some legislators from attending the Democratic convention this week in Boston. Here's what else is going on this week at the capital: BALLOT BATTLE: The 3rd...
  • Bush and the Economy: Opinion Poll Disconnect

    06/30/2004 9:54:04 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 13 replies · 737+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | June 30, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Theres no question that the U.S. economy is booming. Why isnt this reflected in Presidents Bush poll ratings? Why would Americans think that John Kerry would do anything but ruin the economy? Kerry: the King of All Waflers; the most liberal member of the Senate. He proposes increasing taxes by $700 billion over the next 10 years. Kerry plans to stifle the American economic engine. Faced with good economic times, just what are Americans thinking?Boom Times Yesterday, the Conference Board reported that U.S. consumer confidence reached its best level in two years. 248,000 new American jobs were created in May....
  • Just About Anyone Can Start & Run A Newspaper

    04/05/2004 6:19:07 AM PDT · by goodwordusa · 14 replies · 210+ views
    I appreciated the thread started by Chad Fairbanks on starting a newspaper. I also found the replies interesting. I know that it sounds a little scary to lots of people. In 1994, with absolutely no experience whatever in journalism, advertising sales, etc. and with pitifully poor equipment (386SX computer, 600 dpi emulation laser printer, home-made light-box, etc.) I started a weekly paper in Western Montana. It ran for about 1 1/2 yrs before my wife & I collapsed from exhaustion. We tried to do just about everything ourselves. Our paper covered several small communities and included 2 local high schools....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 2-23-03

    02/23/2003 3:25:10 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 11 replies · 317+ views
    NASA ^ | 2-23-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 February 23 A Twisted Solar Eruptive Prominence Credit: SOHO Consortium, EIT, ESA, NASA Explanation: A huge eruptive prominence is seen moving out from our Sun in this condensed half-hour time-lapse sequence. Ten Earths could easily fit in the "claw" of this seemingly solar monster. This large prominence, though, is significant not only for its size, but its shape. The twisted figure eight shape indicates that a complex...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, November 3-9, 2002

    11/04/2002 10:40:34 AM PST · by cogitator · 7 replies · 251+ views
    Etna Volcan Sicilien ^ | 11/1/2002 | Charles Riviere
  • If You're Nervous... Oregon Volcano Waking Up?

    05/14/2002 10:59:46 AM PDT · by cogitator · 49 replies · 917+ views ^ | 05/13/2002
    Oregon Bulge Hints at Volcano's Reawakening13 May 2002: A 4-inch bulge spotted by satellite along with other data indicate that an ancient, dormant volcano in Oregon's Cascade Range may be awakening after thousands of sleepy years, according to research that will be presented Wednesday at a meeting of the Geological Society of America. Though no signs point to an imminent eruption of the South Sister volcano, near Bend, geoscientists are watching the mountain more closely. The swelling of the ground proceeds at about 1 inch per year, and researchers have measured the chemistry of the surrounding air and nearby...