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  • Sweden: Russian Military Jets Violate Air Space

    09/19/2014 5:54:09 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | SEPT. 19, 2014, 1:47 P.M. E.D.T. | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    STOCKHOLM — Sweden says it has summoned the Russian ambassador over an air space violation by two Russian military aircraft.
  • New Mouse Model Explores Aggression in Females

    08/06/2014 12:58:21 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 10 replies
    ALN Magazine ^ | Aug. 6, 2014 | Weizmann Institute of Science
    "Laboratory mice are one of the most common animal models used in biological and medical research...However, the artificial selection process also caused the mice to lose the very important trait of being able to survive in the wild. Besides these lost traits, the female lab mice developed the tendency to immediately mate with every male in their vicinity, including siblings and parents" '
  • Study finds eating chicken on the bone makes children more aggressive

    05/01/2014 7:34:52 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/30/2014 | Breitbart.com staff
    ITHACA, N.Y., April 30 (UPI) -- Researchers at Cornell University conducted a study about biting versus chewing habits in children and found that kids who eat chicken on the bone are more likely to disobey adults and be aggressive. The study, which was published in Eating Behaviors, found that children were "twice as likely to disobey adults and twice as aggressive toward other kids" when eating food they had to hold and bite.
  • Cornell study finds children who eat chicken on the bone are more aggressive

    04/30/2014 1:52:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 82 replies
    upi ^ | April 30, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    ITHACA, N.Y.,Researchers at Cornell University conducted a study about biting versus chewing habits in children and found that kids who eat chicken on the bone are more likely to disobey adults and be aggressive. The study, which was published in Eating Behaviors, found that children were “twice as likely to disobey adults and twice as aggressive toward other kids” when eating food they had to hold and bite. Researches found that children were more docile when eating cut-up pieces of food, results which would seem to indicate that there is a connection between having to use teeth to eat and...
  • Iranian Nuclear Envoy Slams Israeli 'Aggression'

    11/29/2013 12:53:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/13 | Elad Benari
    Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) slammed Israel on Friday, accusing the Jewish state of attacking its neighbors and committing atrocities. "Israel, sitting on 200 nuclear warheads all of them targeted at Muslim cities ... is crying wolf about nuclear proliferation,” the envoy, Reza Najafi, told the UN nuclear agency. “This regime (has) a long history of aggression against neighbors, atrocity against peoples under occupation and clandestine development of all kinds of” weapons of mass destruction, he declared in the comments quoted by The Associated Press (AP). In response, Joseph Macmanus, the chief U.S. delegate to the...
  • UCLA Accused of Racial “Micro-Aggression”

    11/27/2013 5:03:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2013 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - UCLA Accused of Racial “Micro-Aggression”Posted By Mark Tapson On November 27, 2013 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments About 25 graduate students “of color” staged a sit-in in professor Val Rust’s UCLA classroom recently, alleging that there is a “toxic” racial climate in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. As partial evidence of that poisonous climate, they complained that the grammar and spelling corrections he made on their dissertation proposals are a form of racial “micro-aggression.”The demonstration stemmed from a new report stating that UCLA’s policies and procedures don’t...
  • ONE TRAIT HAS HUGE IMPACT ON WHETHER ALCOHOL MAKES YOU AGGRESSIVE

    12/20/2011 6:53:47 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 33 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Drinking enough alcohol to become intoxicated increases aggression significantly in people who have one particular personality trait, according to new research. But people without that trait don’t get any more aggressive when drunk than they would when they’re sober. That trait is the ability to consider the future consequences of current actions. “People who focus on the here and now, without thinking about the impact on the future, are more aggressive than others when they are sober, but the effect is magnified greatly when they’re drunk,” said Brad Bushman, lead author of the study and professor of...
  • [Pakistan's Army Chief] COAS suspends 'chain of command' system to thwart Nato's aggression

    12/02/2011 12:57:18 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    DunyaNews ^ | 12/2/11
    Sources said the Army Chief has suspended the chain of command system in order to enable the senior officers on the posts to take appropriate action in case Pakistani forces come under attack. Sources said that decision would however be applicable to eventualities involving Nato troops. Sources said that General Kayani has also ordered the troops to counter any aggression with full force and defend the motherland against any assailant. General Kayani has also said that the Pak Air Force should have taken action while Nato helicopters had violated the Pakistani airspace and attacked the Pakistani posts, sources said. In...
  • Muslim fanatics plot to hijack Royal Wedding by burning effigies of Kate and William along route

    04/20/2011 11:06:35 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Hartman Online ^ | April 20, 2011
    Muslim fanatics plan to hijack the Royal Wedding by burning effigies of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Extremists belonging to the group Muslims Against Crusades were behind the poppy-burning outrage on November 11 last year. According to police, they have now vowed to turn the wedding celebrations into a ‘nightmare’. They plan a ‘forceful demonstration’ with thousands of protesters set to burn the Union Flag, images of the Crown, and effigies of the bridal couple. Muslims Against Crusades applied to protest outside Westminster Abbey on the day of the Royal Wedding. Their group includes Emdadur Choudhury, who was fined £50...
  • Meet the real 40-year-old virgins

    03/06/2011 3:57:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    NewScientist.com ^ | June 5, 2009 | Ewen Callaway
    Contrary to Hollywood notions, the 40-year-old virgin is not an awkward yet funny and endearing electronics salesman played by Steve Carell. He is a church-going teetotaller who has neither been to jail nor served in the military, according to a new survey of more than 7000 people. He also represents an estimated 1.1 million American men and 800,000 women aged 25 to 45 who have never had sex. The study, led by urologist Michael Eisenberg of the University of California, San Francisco, will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. His team's survey found that 13.9...
  • China: Danger Before the Doom?

    01/22/2011 3:24:26 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2011 | J. Robert Smith
    With Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Washington, there's a lot of talk about the rise of China as an economic and military power. But the Chinese may have only a small window in time to assert global dominance -- and Chinese leaders have to know it. China is, perhaps, twenty years from the start of a demographic implosion, one that will cause enormous internal strains, economically and socially. Could awareness of the hard demographic realities that lie ahead for China drive the Chinese to advance their interests militarily, if need be, before China is hampered by an aging population?...
  • NORWAY: Plans for Arctic Mosque Go Awry Over Saudi Funding

    12/03/2010 6:30:53 AM PST · by La Lydia · 15 replies
    Saudi Arabia funds the building of mosques around the world, even though no other faiths are allowed to build their places of worship within the socially backward, but wealthy, kingdom. A plan to build a mosque in Tromsø in the remotest north of Norway has been put at risk by a government ruling, states Agence France-Presse, via Khaleej Times. Ragnhild Imerslund, a foreign ministry spokeswoman, said: “It would be paradoxical and unnatural to approve financing coming from a country where religious freedom does not exist.” The donor is a Saudi businessman named Hamad al-Gamas who had pledged 20 million Norwegian...
  • Obama: U.S. will defend South Korea from aggression

    11/23/2010 5:32:59 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 58 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 11/23/2010 | Staff
    Diplomats try to defuse tension after artillery strike by North Korea INCHEON, South Korea — International diplomats scrambled Tuesday to defuse tensions in the Koreas after North Korea bombarded a South Korean island with artillery shells, killing at least two people. President Barack Obama pledged the United States would defend Seoul from aggression by its communist neighbor. Yet with its options limited, the U.S. sought a diplomatic rather a military response to one of those most ominous clashes between the Koreas in decades. "South Korea is our ally. It has been since the Korean War," Obama said. "And we strongly...
  • Obama blinks at Beijing's bullying

    10/15/2010 2:37:15 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 14, 2010 | Benny Avni
    China keeps pushing. Will President Obama ever push back? Defense Secretary Robert Gates did what he could in Hanoi at this week's gathering of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations. But he can't do much about the impression his boss has left on the world stage. Beijing has been pushing its neighbors around, while forming some worrisome military relations with America's far-flung adversaries, including Iran. In response to North Korea's unprovoked and deadly attack on the South Korean ship, the Cheonan, we recently conducted a naval exercise with South Korea. Beijing answered by conducting a regional naval drill with...
  • China’s young officers and the 1930s syndrome

    09/07/2010 8:12:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 09/07/10 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    China’s young officers and the 1930s syndrome By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Economics Last updated: September 7th, 2010 Vietnam and the United States staged a demonstration of their military ties last month amid mounting tensions with China over the South China Sea. I try to remain optimistic that the US and China will work out a more or less amicable way to run the world for the next half century, a “Chimerica” of interwoven superpowers. But it was slightly disturbing to hear the warnings of a distinguished China-watcher at a closed-door session of the annual Ambrosetti conference on Lake Como. (This gathering...
  • Fort Hood Shooting, Government Systems are Failing Us!

    02/10/2010 7:37:23 AM PST · by Danae · 3 replies · 198+ views
    Blog.aggressionmanagment.com ^ | 11-12-2009 | John Byrnes
    Current Government Systems are Failing Us:Current systems in place to identify and manage individuals like Major Nidal Malik Hasan, whose massacre took the lives of 13 soldiers and wounded 29 others, are not working!  How can anyone make this statement?  Months before the shooting, two Terrorism Task Forces evaluated Major Hasan, one had Department of Defense oversight; the other had FBI oversight, additionally, the CIA is also reported as reviewing his behavior, all failed!  Since Terrorism Task Forces fall under the general purview of Homeland Security, every system that we have in place to identify and manage these threats to...
  • Russia-Europe: The dangers of a "reset"

    02/06/2010 10:31:17 PM PST · by Vincent Jappi · 3 replies · 430+ views
    Eesti elu (Estonian life) ^ | February 3, 2010 | Françoise Thom
    http://www.diploweb.com/Russie-Europe-les-risques-du.html Russia-Europe: The dangers of a "reset" Françoise Thom* French Original here: http://www.diploweb.com/Russie-Europe-les-risques-du.html What strikes a historian when looking at the relationship between Russia and Europe is the unchanging illusions Russia produces in the imagination of Westerners, and Russia’s ability to dictate the conceptual frameworks within which it wants to be interpreted --and misunderstood-- abroad. This explains another mystery in the relationship between Russians and Europeans: the astonishing imperviousness of the Western partners to experience. The successive setbacks suffered by businessmen in Russia, the snubs regularly inflicted on European statesmen, the murders, the insults to diplomats, the abusive nationalizations, the...
  • Anger counselor charged with pulling gun in parking flap

    02/05/2010 6:10:50 AM PST · by La Lydia · 23 replies · 698+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 5, 2010 | Tom Jackman
    A respected domestic violence and anger management counselor in Fairfax County was arraigned in federal court Thursday after he allegedly pulled a gun on two men who he believed were blocking his car on an Annandale street last week. The two men were federal marshals. Jose L. Avila, 57, was ordered held without bond pending a detention hearing Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. He has been held in the Fairfax jail since Jan. 25, when he apparently picked the wrong place and time to complain about thoughtless parking. Avila's attorney said Avila had worked for many years at...
  • Fight, Fight, Fight: The History of Human Aggression

    02/02/2010 11:44:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 543+ views
    LiveScience ^ | January 2010 | Charles Q. Choi
    The use of weapons may date back well before the rise of humanity, given evidence that even our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees, can use spears to hunt other primates. To see how fighting evolved from hand-to-hand combat to world war, here are 10 major innovations that revolutionized combat.
  • Another Original LR Translation: Novodvorskaya on Sakhalin

    08/26/2009 11:46:44 AM PDT · by Vincent Jappi · 4 replies · 551+ views
    La Russophobe ^ | August 22, 2009 | Valeria Novodvorskaya
    While our greedy authorities, hungry for other country’s territories, passionately cling to some stolen Japanese islands, tiny pebbles in the ocean, the inhabitants of another island, a large and undoubtedly Russian one, are busy collecting signatures. I received a call from a certain local democrat. His name, address and appearance, I will not reveal for anything, lest some terrorist in Guantanamo Bay remember that said democrat, many years ago, equipped for their last mission the Boeings which crashed into the twin towers. Unbelievable, says you? Well, no more unbelievable than what happened to human rights defender Alexei Sokolov, when a...
  • N. Korean paper defines nuke deterrent as means of aggression

    06/09/2009 2:36:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 619+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 06/09/09
    N. Korean paper defines nuke deterrent as means of aggression SEOUL, June 9 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Tuesday described its nuclear weapons capability as means of both self-protection and "merciless aggression" towards those violating its sovereignty, the first acknowledgment by the country that it may use its nuclear weapons other than for defensive measures. "Our nuclear deterrence capability is a powerful defensive measure to secure the peace and stability of the Joseon (Korean) peninsula and nearby regions. It will become a vehicle for merciless attacks on those who even slightly infringe upon our sovereignty," said Minju Joson, North Korea's...
  • Boys with 'Warrior Gene' More Likely to Join Gangs

    06/05/2009 1:46:32 PM PDT · by LottieDah · 93 replies · 1,760+ views
    Boys who have a so-called "warrior gene" are more likely to join gangs and also more likely to be among the most violent members and to use weapons, a new study finds. "While gangs typically have been regarded as a sociological phenomenon, our investigation shows that variants of a specific MAOA gene, known as a 'low-activity 3-repeat allele,' play a significant role," said biosocial criminologist Kevin M. Beaver of Florida State University. In 2006, the controversial warrior gene was implicated in the violence of the indigenous Maori people in New Zealand, a claim that Maori leaders dismissed. But it's no...
  • Spanking 'brings couples together' (Scientific Study - Seriously!)

    03/30/2009 12:17:53 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 79 replies · 3,673+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 30 March 2009 | Linda Geddes
    SPANKING is stressful at first, but it could bring consenting couples closer together. That's the implication of two studies of hormonal changes associated with sadomasochistic (S&M) activities including spanking, bondage and flogging. Brad Sagarin at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and colleagues measured levels of the stress hormone cortisol in 13 men and women at an S&M party in Arizona, before, during and after participating in activities. During S&M scenes, cortisol rose significantly in those receiving stimulation, but dropped back to normal within 40 minutes if the scene went well. There was no change in those inflicting the activity. At...
  • Minister beaten after clashing with Muslims on his TV show

    03/15/2009 8:43:51 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 48 replies · 1,962+ views
    mailonline ^ | 3/15/9 | Jonathan Petre
    A Christian minister who has had heated arguments with Muslims on his TV Gospel show has been brutally attacked by three men who ripped off his cross and warned: ‘If you go back to the studio, we’ll break your legs.’ The Reverend Noble Samuel was driving to the studio when a car pulled over in front of him. A man got out and came over to ask him directions in Urdu. Mr Samuel, based at Heston United Reformed Church, West London, said: ‘He put his hand into my window, which was half open and grabbed my hair and opened the...
  • If You're Aggressive, Your Dog Will Be Too, Says Veterinary Study

    02/20/2009 7:10:20 AM PST · by GBA · 38 replies · 755+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Feb. 18, 2009 | ScienceDaily, University of Pennsylvania
    In a new, year-long University of Pennsylvania survey of dog owners who use confrontational or aversive methods to train aggressive pets, veterinary researchers have found that most of these animals will continue to be aggressive unless training techniques are modified. The study, published in the current issue of Applied Animal Behavior Science, also showed that using non-aversive or neutral training methods such as additional exercise or rewards elicited very few aggressive responses. “This study highlights the risk of dominance-based training, which has been made popular by TV, books and punishment-based training advocates,”Herron said. “These techniques are fear-eliciting and may lead...
  • Cheney Condemns Russia’s ‘Illegitimate, Unilateral’ Aggression

    09/04/2008 5:35:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 227+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2008 – Vice President Richard B. Cheney arrived in Georgia today, delivering “a message of friendship” from the U.S. and condemning Russia’s “illegitimate, unilateral” aggression against the former Soviet republic last month. “Americans are acutely conscious of the great trials your country has faced over the last four weeks, and we stand in solidarity with the people of Georgia,” Cheney said at a news conference in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Russian forces invaded Georgia last month and continue to maintain a military presence there in defiance of a cease-fire deal reached Aug. 13. Moscow further...
  • The Russian Bear and the Israeli Ant

    08/28/2008 7:13:37 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 47 replies · 186+ views
    About a year ago, I saw a Russian television broadcast in which Vladimir Putin, riding a noble steed, reaches the edge of a lake, deftly removes his shirt and in an impressive display of muscle, leans over and washes his face in the crystal clear water. That is when I began to worry. The leader determined to restore the great nation's lost honor and days of glory was playing the macho worship card. It reminded me of an old Italian propaganda film in which Il Duce - Mussolini - is riding in his official car when he sees a farmer...
  • A Two-Sided Descent Into Full-Scale War

    08/27/2008 3:52:58 PM PDT · by F-117A · 33 replies · 191+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2008 | Peter Finn
    <p>TSKHINVALI, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- Nine days ago, late in the afternoon of Aug. 7, Georgian tanks, artillery and infantry began moving out of bases in Georgia and toward South Ossetia, a zone long held by separatists who are backed by Moscow.</p>
  • The Truth About Russia in Georgia

    08/26/2008 11:00:02 AM PDT · by RKV · 50 replies · 708+ views
    Middle East Journal ^ | 26 August 2008 | Michael Totten
    Virtually everyone believes Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili foolishly provoked a Russian invasion on August 7, 2008, when he sent troops into the breakaway district of South Ossetia. “The warfare began Aug. 7 when Georgia launched a barrage targeting South Ossetia,” the Associated Press reported over the weekend in typical fashion. Virtually everyone is wrong. Georgia didn't start it on August 7, nor on any other date. The South Ossetian militia started it on August 6 when its fighters fired on Georgian peacekeepers and Georgian villages with weapons banned by the agreement hammered out between the two sides in 1994. At...
  • Sings of Pullback by Russian forces in Georgia (end of day Friday in Georgia)

    08/22/2008 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 46 replies · 887+ views
    AP ^ | 22 Aug 2008 | MIKE ECKEL
    <p>IGOETI, Georgia - Russian forces pulled out of positions deep inside Georgia on Friday, two weeks after thousands of troops roared into the small Caucasian nation aboard hundreds of armored vehicles.</p> <p>The movements came after Russia's defense minister said President Dmitry Medvedev had ordered a pullback and promised that Russian forces would withdraw to separatist regions and surrounding security zones by the day's end.</p>
  • Georgia on My Mind

    08/22/2008 9:22:36 PM PDT · by joanie-f · 33 replies · 174+ views
    23 August, 2008 | joanie-f
    The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between political parties either -- but right through every human heart … Alexandr Solzhenitsyn Western Europe can accept at least part of the blame for Vladimir Putin’s strategic ruthlessness. Nearly a year ago Western Europe dragged its feet in allowing Ukraine and Georgia into NATO, partly as a result of Putin applying oil-supply-related pressure to the Germans. No surprise there. Western Europe prefers incessant bureaucratic quibbling to action, or even real diplomacy, anymore. So Putin rightly figured that, having been denied current membership in NATO, Georgia’s chance of...
  • U.S. Ambassador Warned Georgia Not to Invade

    08/22/2008 10:25:52 AM PDT · by naturalized · 138 replies · 479+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | August 22, 2008 | Associated Press
    The U.S. ambassador to Russia has told a Russian daily that Washington strongly urged Georgia not to invade its breakaway province of South Ossetia . . . .
  • Gates Says Russian Actions Have Long-Term Implications

    08/14/2008 4:37:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 109+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2008 – Countries around the world are looking at Russia "through new lenses" following its aggression against the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today. VideoMeanwhile, the United States continues humanitarian efforts to help Georgians affected by the conflict. Two U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo jets have delivered supplies to Georgia, and another aircraft delivered a U.S. military survey team to the country. “During these humanitarian relief operations, the United States expects Russia to ensure that all lines of communication and transport -- including seaports, airports, roads and airspace -- remain...
  • Video: Georgian TV reporter shot by Russian sniper

    08/14/2008 12:34:29 PM PDT · by Havok · 42 replies · 761+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 20:27pm on 14.08.08 | thisislondon.co.uk
    This is the dramatic moment a TV reporter was shot by a sniper as she reported live from war-torn Georgia. Tamara Urushadze took a bullet to her left arm in the flashpoint town of Gori as Russian forces continued their illegal occupation. Bravely, or foolishly, the 32-year-old brunette continued her report after a few moments as other journalists and aid workers dashed for cover.
  • Video: Russian is not aggressor - US politician RussiaToday

    08/13/2008 12:09:50 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 29 replies · 248+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | August 13, 2008 | Russia Today
    US Presidential Candidate Declares Russia Not the Aggressor  
  • Blood still flows after ceasefire

    08/13/2008 8:52:40 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 13 replies · 283+ views
    http://www.thesun.co.uk ^ | August 13, 2008 | NEIL SYSON
    The Sun witnessed the latest horror as a blood-splattered tot was rushed screaming to a shattered hospital in the gateway city of Gori. It was 5pm — four hours after fighting should have stopped. The one-year-old boy with an ugly head wound was carried from a police car. With him was his uninjured sister, three — smeared with his blood. Minutes later, a second cop car screeched to a halt. Inside was the children’s mother, in agony from gunshot wounds in her right shoulder and leg. She was loaded on to a trolley. After a brief examination all three were...
  • Russia wants to redraw map of Europe in peace terms with Georgia

    08/12/2008 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 291+ views
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12 Aug 2008 | By Adrian Blomfield in Gori
    President Medvedev said the EU peace plan contained "good principles to settle the problem," but that Russia would also add proposals and that it was "up to Georgia now". He said that President Saakashvili, whom he described as a "lunatic," had lied about his side's respect for a ceasefire during the conflict. "You know, lunatics' difference from other people is that when they smell blood it is very difficult to stop them. So you have to use surgery," President Medvedev said. Asked about the progress of the peace plan, President Sarkozy said: "The night is young. We are not at...
  • BP shuts two energy pipelines in Georgia

    08/12/2008 10:26:52 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 173+ views
    http://news.google.com/ ^ | August 12, 2008 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) — British energy giant BP said Tuesday that it has closed two more oil and gas pipelines in Georgia because of the ongoing conflict with Russia. "We have closed two other pipelines in Georgia -- Baku-Supsa and the South Caucasus pipeline, which is a gas pipeline," a BP spokesman told AFP. The key Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, which BP also operates, was shut last week after a blast occurred in a pump at a section in eastern Turkey. Russia's armed forces on Tuesday denied deliberately targeting the strategic BTC conduit running through Georgia after Tbilisi claimed it had been...
  • McCain: We are all Georgians now

    08/12/2008 10:20:04 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 101 replies · 315+ views
    http://news.google.com ^ | August 12, 2008 | AFP
    YORK, Pennsylvania (AFP) — Republican White House hopeful John McCain Tuesday stepped up a fusillade against Russian "aggression" and declared that today, "we are all Georgians." Addressing voters in Pennsylvania, McCain said he had spoken by telephone earlier with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who he said wanted to thank the American people for their support. "I told him that I know I speak for every American when I say to him, today, we are all Georgians," said the Republican, a hardliner against Russia who wants the mighty nation expelled from the Group of Eight club.
  • Bombs fall despite halt in conflict

    08/12/2008 9:05:43 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 115+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 12, 2008 | Simon Shuster
    GEORGIA'S prime minister says he wants more evidence of a Russian halt to military operations after Russian fighter jets continued to bomb Georgian villages. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said early on Tuesday he had ordered an end to military operations in Georgia. But Georgian Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze said Russian jets were still targeting civilians. "Despite the Russian president's claims earlier this morning that military operations against Georgia have been suspended, at this moment, Russian fighter jets are bombarding two Georgian villages outside South Ossetia," Mr Gurgenidze said. He said the Kremlin's statement that it had ceased military operations was...
  • President Bush to Make Statement on Georgia-Russia Crisis at 5:15 p.m. EDT

    08/11/2008 12:32:16 PM PDT · by Scythian · 464 replies · 2,069+ views
    Headline only so far on fox news ...
  • Where Are The Peaceniks?

    08/11/2008 5:52:27 PM PDT · by bocopar · 42 replies · 242+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 8/11/08 | Bob Parks
    I’m sorry but this is one reason why I have no real respect for the so-called “peace movement”. I would think a peacenik would abhor all war and call for peace whenever and wherever it broke out. But alas, the peace movement is currently silent (Day Four) when it comes to the recent Russian invasion of Georgia.
  • The Georgian National Anthem

    08/11/2008 3:42:32 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 166+ views
    http://www.president.gov.ge ^ | 2008 | http://www.president.gov.ge
    The Georgian National Anthem   Freedom Our icon is the homeland Trust in God is our creed, Enlightened land of plains and mounts, Blessed by God and holy heaven. The freedom path we've learnt to follow Makes our future spirits stronger, The morning star will rise above us And lighten up the land between the two seas. Glory to long-cherished freedom, Glory liberty!  
  • McCain Ups the Ante on The Republic of Georgia

    08/11/2008 1:37:23 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 52 replies · 315+ views
    http://cameron.blogs.foxnews.com ^ | August 11th, 2008 10:59 AM Eastern | by Carl Cameron
    Erie, Pa: ARLINGTON, VA – Today, in Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following statement regarding the current conflict between Georgia and Russia: “Americans wishing to spend August vacationing with their families or watching the Olympics may wonder why their newspapers and television screens are filled with images of war in the small country of Georgia. Concerns about what occurs there might seem distant and unrelated to the many other interests America has around the world. And yet Russian aggression against Georgia is both a matter of urgent moral and strategic importance to the United States of America....
  • The War in Georgia Is a War for the West

    08/10/2008 10:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 238 replies · 581+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 11, 2008 | Mikheil Saakashvili in Tbilisi, Georgia
    As I write, Russia is waging war on my country. On Friday, hundreds of Russian tanks crossed into Georgian territory, and Russian air force jets bombed Georgian airports, bases, ports and public markets. Many are dead, many more wounded. This invasion, which echoes Afghanistan in 1979 and the Prague Spring of 1968, threatens to undermine the stability of the international security system. Why this war? This is the question my people are asking. This war is not of Georgia's making, nor is it Georgia's choice. The Kremlin designed this war. Earlier this year, Russia tried to provoke Georgia by effectively...
  • Pictures thread (Georgia)

    08/10/2008 1:08:32 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 52 replies · 588+ views
    http://images.google.com ^ | August 2008 | http://images.google.com
    Build up: A column of Russian armoured vehicles head towards South OssetiaA bloodied woman lies injured in the ruins of an apartment block in Gori after another Russian air strikeAnguish: A man cradles the body of a relative in the street after Russian planes bomb homes in Gori, killing five peopleFleeing: A boy and a woman stare in terror at the carnage from a vehicle as they are evacuated from South OssetiaGeorgian soldiers stand near a lorry evacuating local residents from Avnebi, a Georgian enclave near Tskhinvali, in the breakaway Georgian province of South OssetiaDevastation: A Georgian tank burns after...
  • Dog Breeds Rated for Feistiness

    06/26/2008 10:18:39 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 146 replies · 155+ views
    Discovery.com ^ | June 26, 2008 | Jennifer Viegas
    June 26, 2008 -- Little dogs -- think Chihuahuas and Dachshunds -- tend to be feisty, while certain breeds, like Golden and Labrador Retrievers, are as mellow as their reputations suggest, found a new study that identified the most and least aggressive common dog breeds.
  • Bill toughens law on visual sexual aggression against children in Maine

    04/06/2008 1:00:21 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 44 replies · 425+ views
    seacoastonline.com ^ | 04/06/08 | Dave Choate
    Officer, lawmaker team up Those who peer at children in public could find themselves on the wrong side of the law in Maine soon. A bill that passed the House last month aims to strengthen the crime of visual sexual aggression against children, according to state Rep. Dawn Hill, D-York. Her involvement started when Ogunquit Police Lt. David Alexander was called to a local beach to deal with a man who appeared to be observing children entering the community bathrooms. Because the state statute prevents arrests for visual sexual aggression of a child in a public place, Alexander said he...
  • Sports machismo may be cue to male teen violence

    01/26/2008 6:54:48 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 43 replies · 124+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 23-Jan-2008 | Amitabh Avasthi
    The sports culture surrounding football and wrestling may be fueling aggressive and violent behavior not only among teen male players but also among their male friends and peers on and off the field, according to a Penn State study. "Sports such as football, basketball, and baseball provide players with a certain status in society," said Derek Kreager, assistant professor of sociology in the Crime, Law, and Justice program. "But football and wrestling are associated with violent behavior because both sports involve some physical domination of the opponent, which is rewarded by the fans, coaches and other players." Using a national...
  • Aggression as rewarding as sex: Study

    01/16/2008 4:51:49 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 13 replies · 115+ views
    PTI ^ | 16 Jan 2008, 1426 hrs IST | PTI
    NEW YORK: It has been well documented that, across human cultures and in most mammals, males are more aggressive than females. It's simple to blame male hormones but a new study has found the role of brain in the behaviour. A team of researchers at the Vanderbilt University in the United States has carried out the study and found it is the human brain which processes aggression as a reward much like sex, food and drugs. "We have found that the 'reward pathway' in the brain becomes engaged in response to an aggressive event and that dopamine is involved. "It's...