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  • Guy Accidently Hits The Fap Button on His Mechanical Arm :)

    12/14/2014 11:52:14 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 26 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | Nov-17-2014 | unknown
    A man fitted with a mechanical arm goes about demonstrating how it works--with mixed (and hilarious) results.
  • Inside the Head of a Bank CEO (Down The Rabbit Hole-Must Read)

    02/15/2009 5:01:46 PM PST · by khnyny · 33 replies · 2,600+ views
    Fox Business ^ | February 13, 2009 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    In covering the hearing of the nine bank chief executives on Capitol Hill, it didn’t take long for me to see that Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf was having a hard time of it, valiant effort though he did make to defend his bank’s lending practices. Because to look inside Wells Fargo, you will find the worst of the mortgage lenders housed in this bank, Wachovia, which Wells Fargo bought last fall for $15.4 bn, and housed within Wachovia is Golden West Financial, which Wachovia bought for a stupefying $25 bn, Golden West, the purveyor of some of the worst...
  • Amid skepticism, House approves Obama’s Iraq-Syria military strategy

    09/17/2014 3:11:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/17/14 | Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane
    The House on Wednesday approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State terrorist organization even though lawmakers in both parties remain deeply skeptical about its chances for success.
  • AMD Announces 2014-2016 Roadmap – 20nm Project SkyBridge and K12 ... ARM ...

    05/05/2014 12:08:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    wccftech.com ^ | Posted 30 minutes ago | by Hassan Mujtaba
    ***************** AMD has just announced their Opteron roadmap for 2014-2016 at the Core Innovation conference which unveils the upcoming Project Skybridge and K12 architecture based family of APUs and SOCs. The new roadmap reveals the ambidextrous design framework which brings computing to several form factors in the dense server market.AMD Announces 2014-2016 Roadmap – 20nm Project SkyBridge The Project Skybridge is AMD’s next generation ambidextrous computing architecture that allows x86 Cores and ARM cores to be pin-to-pin compatible allowing the motherboard to run off both SOCs and APUs. The Project Sky-Bridge will feature the new family of APUs and SOCs...
  • It Begins: AMD Announces Its First ARM Based Server SoC, 64-bit/8-core Opteron A1100

    01/31/2014 12:56:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Anandtech ^ | January 28, 2014 6:35 PM EST | Anand Lal Shimpi
    Around 15 months ago, AMD announced that it would be building 64-bit ARM based SoCs for servers in 2014. Less than a month into 2014, AMD made good on its promise and officially announced the Opteron A1100: a 64-bit ARM Cortex A57 based SoC. The Opteron A1100 features either 4 or 8 AMD Cortex A57 cores. There's only a single die mask so we're talking about harvested die to make up the quad-core configuration. My guess is over time we'll see that go away entirely, but since we're at very early stages of talking about the A1100 there's likely...
  • Rand Paul Blasts Stupid Senate for Wanting to Arm Syrian al-Qaeda Fighters (From May)

    08/28/2013 7:20:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/28/13 | Conservative1001BG
    Rand Paul in May, proven correct later in August...
  • Got ARMs? 10 Year Treasury Yield Rises 77% Since May (Mortgage Rates Up 32%)

    08/19/2013 12:42:37 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/19/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The 10 year Treasury yield has risen 77% since May 2nd. ust10081913a And mortgage rates (Bankrate 30yr Fixed-rate) are up 32% since May 2nd. t10b30081913 As refinancing volumes plummet, lenders are trying to extend the home financing boom by pitching adjustable-rate mortgages to borrowers, harkening back to the pre-crisis boom years. Applications for adjustable-rate loans now make up 6% of mortgage loan requests, up from 3% at the beginning of the year, though still well below the 32% peak in 2004, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Choosing an adjustable-rate mortgage would seem counterintuitive when interest rates are rising. But...
  • ARM chips running at 3GHz on the cards for next year

    07/13/2013 10:15:37 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    hexus.net ^ | 11 July 2013, 09:45 | Mark Tyson
    ARM SoCs are set to be speed cranked next year as both TSMC and GlobalFoundries have revealed they plan to release chips running at 3GHz sometime in 2014. Phys.org reports that the current fastest ARM chips are clocked at about 2.3GHz, and most are around 1.6GHz, so the new chips should provide quite a bit more oomph.Both TSMC and GlobalFoundries will be moving their chip making process to 20nm, down from the current smallest scale they can work on which is 28nm. As well as allowing the manufacturers to make faster chips without extra cooling considerations, the process shrink...
  • Mission Accomplished! (US surgeon and his NVA patient reunite after 45 years)

    07/11/2013 9:30:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    axelradclinic.com ^ | 7-1-2013 | Chris Axelrad
    Yesterday in An Khe Village, my father reunited with his old friend, Nguyen Quang Hung, who he hadn't seen in 45 years. The story is one for the history books, one that will certainly touch hearts around the world. But, nobody was more touched than Mr. Hung, my father (Samuel Axelrad), and the respective children, siblings, and grandchildren who were there to witness this once-in-a-lifetime reunion. I am sitting in the Quy Nhon airport as we speak. I couldn't wait to get back to Hanoi to write about the events of yesterday. For those of you who don't know the...
  • Earth's Milky Way Neighborhood Gets More Respect

    06/04/2013 8:28:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    NRAO ^ | 6/3/13
    Earth's Milky Way Neighborhood Gets More Respect Old picture: Local Arm a small "spur" of Milky Way. New picture: Local Arm probable major branch of Perseus Arm. CREDIT: Robert Hurt, IPAC; Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF. Our Solar System's Milky Way neighborhood just went upscale. We reside between two major spiral arms of our home galaxy, in a structure called the Local Arm. New research using the ultra-sharp radio vision of the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) indicates that the Local Arm, previously thought to be only a small spur, instead is much more like the adjacent major arms,...
  • Expert: Arm Teachers, Ban Gun-Free Zones to Halt Mass Shootings!

    12/15/2012 8:16:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/15/12 | David A. Patten
    Banning gun-free zones and allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons could help eliminate mass shootings at schools, gun-control expert John R. Lott told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Saturday. Lott, an author and college professor, told Newsmax that gun-free zones become “a magnet” for deranged killers who hope to burn their names into the history books by running up a big body count. Lott’s landmark book "More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws" is in its 3rd edition. He told Newsmax there is a “very good chance” the Connecticut school shooting could have been averted, if teachers...
  • ARM submits Mali-T604 for OpenCL conformance

    08/03/2012 8:04:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 03 August 2012 12:42 | Slobodan Simic
      To get full profile OpenCL 1.1 conformance ARM has submitted its Mali-T604 GPU to Khronos in order to get Full Profile OpenCL 1.1 conformance, bringing desktop GPU computing features to the mobile, embedded and smart-TV markets. ARM is actually the first GPU supplier to submit its GPU for Full Profile OpenCL conformance with Khronos, an organization that handles Full Profile and embedded profile OpenCL 1.1 certification. According to ARM, GPU computing is a growing trend that uses the performance of the GPU in order to augment the CPU for certain applications where the GPU is more effective thus providing...
  • India developing radar-destroying Anti-Radiation Missile

    04/29/2012 8:10:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    India developing radar-destroying Anti-Radiation Missile After the success of Agni-V project, India is developing an Anti-Radiation Missile (ARM) which can hugely multiply the strike capabilities by destroying the enemy's advance warning system. Production of the ARM, which are among the most advanced missiles, is being undertaken on priority basis by the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), which specialises in the missile development. Such missiles can be mounted on Sukhoi fighter planes Su-30 MKI, 140 of which have already been acquired by India from Russia and around 100 more are expected to be delivered in due course of time. These...
  • Not A Halloween Costume: Washington Man Cuts Off Arm With Guillotine

    10/28/2011 10:51:19 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 24 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 10/28/11 | CBS Seattle
    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (CBS Seattle) — A Washington man loses his arm from a homemade guillotine. The guillotine unexpectedly dropped on his shoulder Thursday morning at a camp he was living at, severing his arm. He left the arm behind after the accident and rushed to Bellingham Urology Specialists.
  • Iran Succeeds in Optimizing Range, Precision Targeting of Anti-Radar Missiles

    09/15/2011 8:47:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    FARS News Agency ^ | 2011-09-15
    Iran Succeeds in Optimizing Range, Precision Targeting of Anti-Radar Missiles TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Air Force Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Chitforoush, the spokesperson of the 'Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Vellayat III' air drills underway in Northwestern Iran, announced on Thursday that the country's experts have managed to boost the range and the precision capability of the anti-radar missiles fired by Sukhoi-24 fighter jets. "One of the most important actions taken in these drills was increasing the range of the anti-radar missiles mounted on Sukhoi-24 fighters," Chitforoush told reporters on Thursday, adding that the missiles have been fired and "hit the specified targets...
  • S.F. judge puts state's cap and trade plan on hold

    05/21/2011 9:08:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/21/11 | Rick Daysog
    California must put an immediate halt to work on its cap and trade program until it completes a review of alternative approaches to reducing climate change, a state judge said Friday. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith ruled in March that the California Air Resources Board failed to conduct such a review but left open the question of whether the agency could conduct rule-making, environmental studies or do any other work while the legal issues were being resolved. The state said at the time that it would appeal. On Friday, Goldsmith enjoined the ARB from "engaging in any cap...
  • Washington in fierce debate on arming Libyan rebels

    03/30/2011 6:44:05 AM PDT · by throwback · 15 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/30/2011 | MARK LANDLER, ELISABETH BUMILLER and STEVEN LEE MYERS
    The Obama administration is engaged in a fierce debate over whether to supply weapons to the rebels in Libya, senior officials said on Tuesday, with some fearful that providing arms would deepen American involvement in a civil war and that some fighters may have links to Al Qaeda. The debate has drawn in the White House, the State Department and the Pentagon, these officials said, and has prompted an urgent call for intelligence about a ragtag band of rebels who are waging a town-by-town battle against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, from a base in eastern Libya long suspected of supplying terrorist...
  • Qualcomm 1.2GHz dual core ARM demonstrated

    01/14/2011 2:00:32 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 14 January 2011 09:51 | Fuad Abazovic
    Big GHz fight in 2011 Qualcomm has decided to show its dual Scorpion based MSM8x60 mobile CPU and it also told the world that this CPU can hit 1.2GHz, per core that is. The chip has an Adreno 220 GPU that we know little about and of course its a 45nm chip since 28nm should be only ready in the latter part of 2011. The chip should be able to do high definition stereoscopic 3D video, and multi-party video conferencing as well as some nice gaming. It is intended for tablets and phones and you can bet that you will...
  • TI OMAP 4440 1.5GHz in 2H 2011

    01/14/2011 1:52:40 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 14 January 2011 10:08 | Fuad Abazovic
    Heating up clock wars Whether you like it or not, the ARM revolution is happening today and these small chips are starting to matter to the world just as much as Intel and AMD chips do. They will get to many tablets and mobile phones in 2011 and onward and most of the 2011 models are dual-core. We just mentioned the 1.5GHz OMAP 4440 chip yesterday and we got confirmation from a source close to Texas Instruments that this fancy fast chip can ship in the second half of 2011. Texas (non-chainsaw) chaps do believe that that have a good...
  • Marvell launches tri-core ARM chip

    09/29/2010 10:05:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 23 September 2010 11:17 | Peter Scott
    Armada overkill Marvell has announced the world’s first ARM tri-core processor, the Armada 628. The 1.5GHz part should deliver excellent performance for high end smartphones and tablets, but there is a twist. Only two of its cores are clocked at 1.5GHz, while the third one runs at 624MHz. Marvell claims the third, low power core handles routine tasks and takes some of the load off the 1.5GHz cores. So basically it’s something like an intern or an office temp. The Armada 628 supports 1080p playback, which isn’t surprising considering the specs. Marvell also claims the new chip will allow vendors...
  • Nvidia CEO: We have a CPU strategy

    08/14/2010 10:50:06 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    CNET ^ | August 12, 2010 9:54 PM PDT | Brooke Crothers
    Nvidia's chief executive officer is emphatic that his company has a strategy for building processors beyond its mainstay graphics chips. During an interview with CNET, Jen-Hsun Huang addressed a longstanding issue with the company's chips that has become a financial bruden, as well as speaking about ongoing Intel litigation and the resolution of its graphics chip defect issue. Chief executive of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang On Thursday, Nvidia reported a second-quarter net loss of $141 million, or 25 cents per share, worse than the net loss of $105.3 million, or 19 cents a share, a year earlier. The graphics processing unit...
  • Tea Party group unveils political arm

    02/05/2010 3:56:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 794+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 2/5/10 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    NASHVILLE — The organizers of the National Tea Party Convention on Friday unveiled plans for a July conference and a political group that they ambitiously predict will raise $10 million to help conservative candidates around the country dedicated to the small-government ideals of the tea party movement. The group, Ensuring Liberty Corp., is a nonprofit that will do direct marketing and organizing and will eventually be accompanied by a political action committee arm of the same name that will contribute directly to candidates. Its group’s president, Mark Skoda, presented it, during a news conference jam-packed with national and international press,...
  • The Second Wave of Mortgage Defaults

    12/21/2009 12:08:22 PM PST · by FromLori · 26 replies · 1,587+ views
    Daily Reckoning ^ | 12/21/09 | Jim Nelson
    Our economy is about to relapse into the disease that sent us into the Great Depression: Part Deux. Subprime loans caused the initial illness. Option-ARMs will cause the relapse. In the first half of the past decade, subprime loans were king. They were cheap and easy to get approved. Along with the subprime boom came subprime adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), which were equally easy to afford…for a while. Of course, the “A” and the “R” in ARM meant that the interest rate borrowers pay changes, or resets. The majority of these resets occurred between the summer of 2007 and the summer...
  • China Pumps Silicon For a Stronger ARM

    11/14/2009 3:33:45 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 542+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/13/2009 | The Strategy Page
    China has revealed that it has upgraded 200 Russian Kh-31P ARM (anti-radiation missiles) it imported in the 1980s. The Chinese were dissatisfied with the Russian seekers (that detected and homed in on radar transmissions), and developed one of their own. The Chinese seeker detects more radar frequencies (2-18 Ghz) and will hit within 8-10 meters of the radar transmission. The Kh-31 was originally developed as an anti-ship missile. The Russians quickly realized that, with a different seeker, the missile would also work well as an anti-radiation weapon. The anti-ship version has a range of 50 kilometers, while the ARM version...
  • Cast netter brings up artificial arm off St. Simon Island pier

    10/07/2009 1:41:43 AM PDT · by ComputerGuy · 5 replies · 395+ views
    jacksonville.com ^ | 10/6/2009 | Terry Dickson
    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Fishermen often brag about catching one as long as your arm. Sam Newton caught the arm. Newton, 66, was throwing his cast net off the St. Simons Island pier last week when he pulled up an artificial arm. "It scared the heck out of me,'' he said. "Hell, I'm hoping the rest of the person ain't coming up."
  • Option ARM Time Bomb About To Explode (old article still but relevant)

    10/04/2009 2:10:15 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 4 replies · 465+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 09/03/2008 | Michael Shedlock
    Fitch Ratings on Tuesday released a wide-ranging look at option ARMs that paints a decidedly negative picture for the mortgage markets over the next 36 months. In fact, the picture is a downright scary one: the bottom line is that most outstanding neg-am mortgages won’t get out of 2011 alive, thanks to forced recasts. Fitch analysts said they now expect roughly $29 billion in option ARMs to recast to higher monthly payments by the end of 2009, and an additional $67 billion to recast in 2010; of this, approximately $53 billion is attributed to early recasts. snip...
  • ARPAIO TO RECRUIT AND ARM CITIZENS

    05/08/2009 12:46:49 PM PDT · by givemELL · 42 replies · 1,637+ views
    borderfire report ^ | May 7, 2009 | borderfire report staff
    Nineteen new qualified armed posse volunteers will graduate today, Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 6:30PM from the Sheriff’s Training Academy, 2627 South 35 Avenue. Arpaio says he plans to step up his recruiting methods to attract more men and women to join his volunteer armed posse through more public outreach. “The public has a desire to help local law enforcement when times are tough. I am banking on their generosity of time and energy to help my deputies keep our communities safe,” Arpaio says. Arpaio is seeking primarily those who wish to be trained and qualified to carry and use...
  • Friends rally to help Minneapolis woman, 60, fighting eviction

    04/23/2009 8:13:16 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 29 replies · 1,227+ views
    mpls star & sickle ^ | 4-23-09 | RANDY FURST,
    Flanked by two prominent activist attorneys and backed by a throng of supporters, Minneapolis resident Rosemary Williams spent her 60th birthday in court Wednesday, resisting a lender's attempt to evict her from her foreclosed house. She and supporters vowed that if she loses in court, they will use non-violent civil disobedience to try to block authorities from removing her from the south Minneapolis house where she's lived for 23 years.
  • Obama Offers Homeowners Exploding Mortgages

    02/19/2009 5:55:59 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies · 1,339+ views
    Business Insider ^ | February 18, 2009 | John Carney
    Ever since the credit crisis began, a lot of blame has been heaped on adjustable-rate mortgages, home loans that recalibrate according to market fluctuations. One brand of these innovative mortgages that have come under special criticism has been so-called "exploding A.R.M.’s" that lured borrowers with unusually low teaser rates that then reset skyward a few years later. These have often been derided as predatory, and lenders who offered them accused of luring homeowners into buying homes they couldn't afford for the long-term. Critics of these might want to check out the Homeowner Stabilization Plan put forward by the Obama administration...
  • Bionic i-LIMB System - Increase Amputee's Functionality and Confidence (Cropped)

    12/22/2008 9:24:04 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 3 replies · 471+ views
    Press Release Web ^ | December 21, 2008 | Not cited
    Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2008 -- Revolutionary new prosthetic technology has made life easier and more fulfilling for a California woman who is an upper extremity amputee. Telisa Boston was recently fit with the most advanced non-surgical upper extremity prosthetic solution commercially available - Touch Bionics' i-LIMB™ Hand, the world's first fully-articulating and commercially-available bionic hand, coupled with the innovative selective compression-stabilization interface system created by Randall Alley, CEO and chief prosthetist of biodesigns. i-LIMB Hand holding coin i-LIMB Hand holding coin Biodesigns, inc., a high-performance Southern California prosthetic facility specializing in technologically-advanced upper and lower extremity care,...
  • Man tries to amputate his own arm in California restaurant

    09/01/2008 2:11:24 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies · 316+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 9/1/08 | Nick Allen
    A man tried to cut off his own arm in a California restaurant after becoming convinced that he had injected air into his veins.Michael Lasiter, 33, had been shooting cocaine in a motel room but believed he had accidentally got air in his bloodstream which could lead to death, police said. He thought cutting off his arm was the only way to save his life so he ran into a nearby Denny's restaurant and grabbed a butter knife from a customer's table.
  • What Women Really Want: A Touch On The Arm

    06/21/2008 1:07:56 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 778+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Laura Clout
    What women really want: a touch on the arm By Laura Clout Last Updated: 1:42AM BST 21/06/2008 Scientists have come up with a winning formula for men wishing to seduce women, and it has nothing to do with cheesy chat-up lines or good looks. Research shows that a man can significantly increase his pulling power by simply catching a woman's eye and lightly touching her arm. A study at Aberdeen University found that two-thirds of women agreed to dance with a man who rested his hand on her arm for a second or two while making the request. When the...
  • The Next Real Estate Crisis

    06/13/2008 8:41:03 AM PDT · by BGHater · 16 replies · 133+ views
    Business Week ^ | 05 June 2008 | Prashant Gopal
    By April, 2009, hundreds of thousands of option ARM mortgages will begin resetting, bringing on a fresh wave of foreclosures The American homeowner must feel like one of those characters in an old cartoon who has just been hit by a falling piano. After dusting himself off and touching the large bump on his head, he probably doesn't expect another piano to be dangling overhead. But he'd be wrong. But what's often funny in a cartoon is anything but in real life. With the subprime mortgage crisis already crippling the U.S. economy, some experts are warning that the next wave...
  • Black Holes Key to Spiral Arm Hugs

    06/02/2008 4:27:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies · 121+ views
    Space.com ^ | 6/2/08 | Jeanna Bryner
    ST. LOUIS — As if in a cosmic hug, the spiral arms of some galaxies wrap around themselves more tightly than others. The key to the bear hug: Galaxies holding heftier black holes at their centers also have more tightly wound spiral arms, an astronomer announced today. The finding gives astronomers a way to weigh so-called supermassive black holes, which can have masses of millions to billions that of the sun, and are thought to reside at the centers of galaxies. "This is a really easy way to determine the masses of these super-massive black holes at the centers of...
  • Facing foreclosure? 9 options

    01/30/2008 5:52:34 AM PST · by RDTF · 78 replies · 269+ views
    MSN money ^ | Jan 30, 2008 | Liz Pulliam Weston
    Real estate markets are slowing. Interest rates are ticking up. And the phones are ringing at ByDesign, a Los Angeles-based credit counselor, as homeowners start to panic about not being able to make their mortgage payments. "The number of people asking for appointments to talk about foreclosure is definitely up," said Susan Ulaga, the nonprofit service's senior vice president of counseling. Rising rates "are really putting a crunch" on homeowners with adjustable-rate loans. -snip- The timeline 30 days: Your troubles actually start as soon as you miss a single payment. Lenders may not contact you until you've skipped a second...
  • Iowahawk: Please Don't Destroy My Subprime American Dream

    12/11/2007 3:10:16 PM PST · by IowaHawk · 17 replies · 388+ views
    Iowahawk ^ | 12/11/07 | Dave Burge
    An Iowahawk Economy Alert-o-GramBy David Burge The sub-prime mortgage crisis threatens to kill the dream of home ownership for millions of Americans. Here is one of their stories. As many of you know, I am a longtime resident of Lakewood Mobile Home Court, a gated community on the outskirts of Coralville. When I first moved to Lakewood in 2000, I was attracted by its affordable rental rates and many amenities, such as ample streetside parking, easy access to I-80, and a quiet, low-surveillance wooded area in which to store my automobiles and train my beloved sport dogs. At the time...
  • FDIC to mortgage servicers: Freeze ARM rates

    10/07/2007 3:48:09 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 50 replies · 1,467+ views
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The heat on U.S. mortgage lenders and servicers was turned up a few degrees this week when the country's chief bank regulator publicly proposed that they permanently freeze interest rates on subprime adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) for many homeowners. "Keep it at the starter rate. Convert it into a fixed rate. Make it permanent. And get on with it," Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair said in prepared remarks at an investor's conference. Mortgage Meltdown 2007 Subprime: Big talk, little help Mortgage lenders are having a hard time helping at-risk borrowers. (more) Double-digit home price drops...
  • Spies 'Stole Secrets' To Arm Chinese Military

    09/27/2007 6:32:14 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 250+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-27-2007 | Catherine Elsworth
    Spies 'stole secrets' to arm Chinese military By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles Last Updated: 11:57pm BST 27/09/2007 Two Silicon Valley computing engineers have been charged with economic espionage for allegedly conspiring to steal sensitive microchip designs they hoped to use to go into business with the Chinese military. Lan Lee, an American, and Yuefei Ge, who is Chinese, are accused of stealing trade secrets from their employer, NetLogics Microsystems, and a second company, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation. The two men allegedly set up a business, SICO Microsystems, for the purpose of developing and marketing products using the stolen...
  • Critics want statue's arm set right

    09/09/2007 7:26:53 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 3 replies · 301+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2007 | Sonja Barisic
    Christopher Newport was the captain of one of three ships that carried the America's founding colonists 400 years ago and his likeness has been memorialized in bronze at the university named for him in Newport News, Va. Some alumni and history buffs want the monument to get a hook like the one that replaced the right arm Newport lost in battle 17 years before coming to Jamestown. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The swashbuckling sea captain who helped found America's first permanent English settlement lost his right arm in battle nearly two decades before bringing the colonists to Jamestown 400...
  • Blood in the water" in Florida property market

    08/14/2007 9:47:17 AM PDT · by LM_Guy · 179 replies · 5,115+ views
    Reuters.com ^ | 8/14/2007 | Tom Brown
    CAPE CORAL, Florida (Reuters) - Phone books that were delivered but never opened rot away next to empty driveways and overgrown lawns, telltale signs that once-booming southwest Florida is now the center of the U.S. housing storm. Until two years ago, middle-class retirees vied with property speculators for houses and apartments in Cape Coral, a town near Fort Myers on Florida's sun-drenched Gulf Coast. Now almost every other house on some of its streets has a for-sale sign outside. With a bloated inventory of unsold homes and a growing number of homeowners forced by mortgage delinquencies to sell -- thanks...
  • American dream sours as housing market collapses

    05/05/2007 4:51:52 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 131 replies · 3,577+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 05/06/07 | Philip Sherwell
    For Cathy Busby, May 1 marked a personal "Mayday!" as she was sucked into the housing crisis sweeping the United States. On Tuesday, she went into arrears on her mortgage after her monthly repayments soared by 40 per cent. The 47-year-old hospital administrator will lose the three-bedroom home in the Denver suburb of Montebello that she bought 11 years ago, unless she can reach a deal with her lender. "I raised my sons here and I planted these aspens and landscaped this garden. It's a terrible thought that I could lose it all," she said on the first day that...
  • Well-drilling Team Helps Save Girl?s Arm, Life

    03/22/2007 6:47:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 364+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Capt. Jerord E. Wilson
    RIBTA, Djibouti, March 22, 2007 ? A recent Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa site survey to find water in northern Djibouti turned into a lifesaving medical assist for a young Ribta child. Members of the North Carolina-based 1132nd Engineer Detachment (Well Drillers) were conducting a mission with hydrogeologists from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to identify potential water well sites when they were asked by a local leader for medical assistance. A Ribta girl suffered third-degree burns to her left arm that had become infected, necessitating lifesaving medical attention. The local leader requested the team help the young child....
  • A Home Loan That'll Get Ugly Fast (ARM Loan Ticking Time Bomb Alert)

    12/11/2006 1:39:38 AM PST · by goldstategop · 52 replies · 2,079+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/11/2006 | David Streifeld
    EVERY day, Will Hertzberg owns a little less of his three-bedroom house in Corona. Like hundreds of thousands of other homeowners around the state, Hertzberg has a mortgage that lets him choose how much he pays each month. ADVERTISEMENT Like many of them, he always chooses to pay as little as possible. For the moment, this allows the 56-year-old Hertzberg to continue living in his tract home despite being only marginally employed. But his debt is swelling, and his mortgage company controls his fate. "I am rather screwed," he said.
  • Georgia foreclosures jump 99%; rate is nation's 3rd highest

    12/06/2006 6:24:53 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 106 replies · 2,463+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 6, 2006 | MICHAEL E. KANELL
    Hundreds of Georgians lost their homes Tuesday. The houses, taken from debt-laden homeowners, were sold to bidders on courthouse steps statewide. The increasingly busy monthly auctions show that not all of the residential market is in decline. Foreclosures are rising. More than 115,000 properties across the country were in the foreclosure process in October — up 42 percent from the same month a year earlier, according to RealtyTrac, a California company that tracks foreclosures. Foreclosures in Georgia are up a stunning 99 percent in the past year...
  • Help! Home for sale - Basile and Neuffer Two displaced Easterners - lesson in - Calif. real estate

    11/30/2006 11:55:07 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 1,278+ views
    CNN Money ^ | November 17, 2006 | Les Christie
    <p>NEW YORK -- Like many other California renters in early 2005, Nick Basile and his fiancée, Jackie Neuffer, felt the pressure of ballooning home prices.</p> <p>The couple, fresh out of college, decided to act. They snapped up a house last summer in the San Joaquin Valley town of Visalia where prices had already spiked 40 percent in the prior 12 months.</p>
  • US to arm, train Lebanese army

    09/10/2006 12:26:20 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 41 replies · 865+ views
    Ynet ^ | Sept 10, 2006, 8:44 | Shimon Shiffer
    US to arm, train Lebanese army Instructors, military equipment worth USD 30 million to make their way from Washington to Beirut. Goal: Strengthening Fouad Siniora's government against Hizbullah, pro-Syria elements. Israel agrees to plan, tells Americans it is not headed to negotiations with Assad Shimon Shiffer Published: 09.10.06, 08:44 The United States will arm and train the Lebanese army so that it can deal with Hizbullah and elements supported by Syria . Israel has agreed in principle to the plan, it was reported. The Lebanse army is expected to undergo a significant change in the coming months. Moreover, the American...
  • Nightmare Mortgages

    08/31/2006 5:26:52 PM PDT · by Mini-14 · 154 replies · 3,561+ views
    Business Week ^ | September 11, 2006 | Unknown
    They promise the American Dream: A home of your own -- with ultra-low rates and payments anyone can afford. Now, the trap has sprung For cash-strapped homeowners, it was a pitch they couldn't refuse: Refinance your mortgage at a bargain rate and cut your payments in half. New home buyers, stretching to afford something in a super-heated market, didn't even need to produce documentation, much less a downpayment. Those who took the bait are in for a nasty surprise. While many Americans have started to worry about falling home prices, borrowers who jumped into so-called option ARM loans have another,...
  • Texan Hosts Arm Against Crime Wave (Katrina - Houston)

    08/26/2006 6:25:23 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies · 2,593+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-27-2006 | Philip Sherwell
    Texan hosts arm against crime wave By Philip Sherwell in Houston (Filed: 27/08/2006) Hurricane Katrina may not have pounded Houston, but a year later the city is reeling from an ugly aftermath of the storm - a surging crime wave. The murder rate in the Texan city has soared by almost 20 per cent since 150,000 Katrina evacuees arrived in August last year. According to police statistics, they are involved - as victim or killer - in one of every five homicides. In the gun stores and on the shooting ranges of America's oil industry capital, business is booming as...
  • House Broke

    08/10/2006 5:31:16 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 94 replies · 3,495+ views
    MSNBC.COM ^ | 8-8-06 | Jennifer Barrett
    Millions of Americans bought into the real estate boom with adjustable mortgages and home equity loans. Now rising interest rates are forcing them into agonizing financial choices. Aug. 8, 2006 - When Shawn Howell saw the house in the summer of 2004, he thought he couldn’t lose. The location-close to family and in an upscale subdivision in Louisville, Ky.,—was perfect; the three-bedroom plus loft was just right. The price was a little high at $217,000—especially as Howell's wife, Niki, had just given birth to their second child. But the couple learned they could purchase it with no money down by...
  • 'Ammo' Airmen Arm Bagram's Warfighters

    07/13/2006 4:17:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 228+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, July 13, 2006 – Bombs, bullets and explosives are hazardous to friend and foe alike but are handled with care by the men and women who work in the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron's Munitions Flight. Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Jackson inspects a 30 mm round for an A-10 Thunderbolt II in the munitions storage area for Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Jackson is a member of the Air Force Reserve deployed to Bagram as a munitions specialist. He and other munitions airmen receive, inspect, store, assemble and deliver ordnance used on aircraft and small arms....