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  • When Donald Meets Hillary

    09/17/2016 7:14:12 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 2016 | James Fallows
    ....Never has the dominance of the image over the word seemed more significant than this year, as the parties and the public prepare for the three general-election debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that are scheduled to begin September 26 (as it happens, the anniversary of that first Kennedy-Nixon debate) and the one vice-presidential debate between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, scheduled for October 4. ...I believe that Donald Trump is by knowledge clownishly unprepared to be president and even less suited by temperament. As a voter, I hope that the effect of the debates, whether he participates or...
  • Fishermen upset over creation of Atlantic's first monument

    09/15/2016 11:15:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 16, 2016 12:58 AM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Fishermen in New England say President Barack Obama needlessly dealt a big blow to their industry when he created the Atlantic Ocean’s first marine national monument and circumvented the existing process for protecting fisheries. The new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument consists of nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the New England coast. The designation will close the area to commercial fishermen, who go there primarily for lobster, red crab, squid, whiting, butterfish, swordfish and tuna. After Thursday’s announcement, fishermen pondered their next move: sue, lobby Congress to change the plan or relocate. It’s...
  • Real Viking Ship Completes North Atlantic Crossing

    06/30/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | GCaptain Staff
    The world’s largest viking ship has arrived in North America after crossing the North Atlantic Ocean on a journey from its homeport in Haugesund, Norway. The Viking ship, named Draken Harald Hĺrfagre, set sail from Norway with its approximately 32 crew members in late April and made stops in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, Canada, before making its way through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Toronto for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016 festival this weekend. Future stops for the Viking ship include Chicago, Green Bay and Duluth, before heading to U.S. east coast with stops in New York City...
  • Iranian Navy plans to deploy in Atlantic Ocean

    06/19/2016 3:45:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/6/16 | Hillel Fendel
    Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, commander of the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said that his country plans to deploy a naval presence in the Atlantic Ocean sometime this year. The Atlantic Ocean borders both North America and western Europe. Sayyari did not specify how close to the United States his ships would sail, though he said his navy would act "in accordance with international laws and regulations." So reports MNA, an Iranian news agency. Speaking with reporters on Saturday, Sayyari emphasized the self-sufficiency of the Iranian Navy: "All equipment and facilities of the Navy are now home-produced, and...
  • America is fighting the Fourth Battle of the Atlantic: Navy admiral warns (Russian subs)

    06/03/2016 11:22:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    America is fighting the Fourth Battle of the Atlantic: Navy admiral warns Russian submarines are waging Cold War-style operations in 'alarming and confrontational ways' The commander of the Navy's US 6th Fleet has warned that Russian submarines are waging a Cold War-style 'fourth battle of the Atlantic'. Vice Admiral James Foggo III outlined Russia's submarine operations, which he said is probing US anti-submarine networks, in an article for the US Naval Institute's June issue of Proceedings. In his article he explained the submarine battles between the Allies and the Germans in World War I, World War II and the Cold...

    05/26/2016 8:19:49 PM PDT · by varina davis · 31 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 5/26/2016 | National Hurricane Center
    SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 740 PM EDT THU MAY 26 2016 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Shower activity associated with the low pressure area located between Bermuda and the Bahamas has become somewhat better organized since yesterday, and the circulation of the low has become a little better defined. Environmental conditions are expected to be generally conducive for a tropical or subtropical cyclone to form on Friday or Saturday while this system moves west-northwestward or northwestward toward the southeastern United States coast. All interests along the southeast coast...
  • White House cancels all new offshore drilling leases for Atlantic coast

    03/15/2016 1:27:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Color me shocked. (Sarcasm intended.) The long awaited plans for U.S. offshore oil leases are coming out shortly and you’ll never guess what happened. After years of working toward expanded development in the Atlantic shelf, the White House has reportedly yanked the plans entirely and will cancel all plans for such leases. (New York Times) The Obama administration is expected to withdraw its plan to permit oil and gas drilling off the southeast Atlantic coast, yielding to an outpouring of opposition from coastal communities from Virginia to Georgia but dashing the hopes and expectations of many of those states’...
  • Atlantic City Faces State Takeover

    01/14/2016 9:04:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 13, 2016 | Kate King
    New Jersey lawmakers have proposed expanding the state’s oversight of Atlantic City’s troubled finances, sparking outrage from local leaders who say they are already under heavy state control. Atlantic City’s budget and administration have been subject to approval by a state monitor since 2010, and an emergency manager has overseen the city’s day-to-day finances for the past year.
  • Colossal Flood Created the Mediterranean Sea

    12/09/2009 12:16:53 PM PST · by decimon · 49 replies · 1,469+ views
    Live Science ^ | Dec 9, 2009 | Andrea Thompson
    The Mediterranean Sea as we know it today formed about 5.3 million years ago when Atlantic Ocean waters breached the strait of Gibraltar, sending a massive flood into the basin. > But exactly how the waters cut their way through and how long it took them to do so wasn't known. >
  • What the Margins of Spain's Ebro River Basin Looked Like 6 Million Years Ago

    06/05/2011 5:55:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 2011 | Roger Urgeles et al
    A Spanish research team, using 3-D reflection seismology, has for the first time mapped the geomorphological features of the Ebro river basin 5 to 6 million years ago. The images obtained show that the surface analysed is today 2.5 or 3 kilometres below the sea bed. "The results shed light on the way in which the sea level fell during the Messinian (between 5.33 and 6 million years ago), and imply that the subsequent inundation of the river margins happened extremely quickly," says Roger Urgeles, lead author of the study and a researcher at the Department of Marine Geology of...
  • Ancient Mediterranean flood mystery solved

    08/17/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | Victoria Gill
    Research has revealed details of the catastrophic Zanclean flood that refilled the Mediterranean Sea more than five million years ago. The flood occurred when Atlantic waters found their way into the cut-off and desiccated Mediterranean basin. The researchers say that a 200km channel across the Gibraltar strait was carved out by the floodwaters... show that the resulting flood could have filled the basin within two years. The team was led by Daniel Garcia-Castellanos from the Research Council of Spain (CSIC)... Using existing borehole and seismic data, his team showed how the flood would have begun with water spilling over a...
  • Mediterranean Sea Dried Up Five Million Years Ago

    02/12/2009 7:51:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 1,280+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Thursday, February 12, 2009 | Utrecht University
    Approximately five million years ago, the Mediterranean Sea dried up after it was sealed off from the Atlantic Ocean. According to earth scientist Rob Govers of Utrecht University, a reduction in the weight on the Earth's crust led to the Straits of Gibraltar moving upwards. Govers will publish his conclusions in the February issue of the earth sciences journal Geology. Much like a mattress springs back into shape after you get off it, the Earth's crust moves upwards when sea levels fall. Known as isostasy, this phenomenon explains how the Mediterranean Sea was sealed off from the Atlantic Ocean five...
  • The Mediterranean Was A Desert

    12/16/2003 4:26:48 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 1,043+ views ^ | 3-23-2003 | Alan Feuerbacher
    The Mediterranean Was a Desert Alan Feuerbacher In the past three decades convincing evidence has been found that the Mediterranean Sea has completely dried up at least once, and probably many times. The first solid evidence came in the summer of 1970, when geologists aboard the deep sea research and drilling ship Glomar Challenger brought up drill cores containing gypsum, rock salt, and various other minerals that could only have been formed by drying up of seawater. What was remarkable was that these minerals were found on the ocean floor, one to three kilometers deep, buried under as much as...
  • Search For "Lost" Atlantis Centers On Strait Of Gibraltar

    01/04/2002 4:45:18 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 2,784+ views
    Search for "Lost" Atlantis Centers on Strait of Gibraltar The Record, Bergen County, New Jersey January 4, 2002 It was Plato, around 360 B.C., who first described an ancient, exotic island kingdom catastrophically buried beneath the sea when its once-virtuous people angered the gods with their pronounced tilt toward sin and corruption. Since then, creative souls ranging from Jules Verne to Kirk Morris, Maria Montez, Fay Spain, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michael J. Fox, and Walt Disney have sought to explain and exploit the terrible fate that befell Atlantis. Vases from Atlantis? Archaeologists made an important find in the 1960s, lending support ...
  • Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe?

    09/15/2013 4:50:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | September 15, 2013 | Ashleigh Murszewski
    An archaeologists analysis on how the construction of megalithic monuments in Atlantic Europe are not restricted to a single purpose, nor how they reflect one aspect of the community that built them... well-rounded evidence for practical and symbolic components of the early agricultural lifestyle within the Neolithic. Depictions in the architecture of these structures explore complex symbolism and the socio-ritual interactions where monuments offer places for gatherings... Megalithic monuments of Atlantic Europe have long attracted attention from those who are interested in the early past of mankind. The word megalith originates from the Greek, meaning ‘great stone’ and is used...
  • One man's mission to become the first person to swim across the Atlantic Ocean

    10/17/2015 11:47:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies ^ | Harry Wallop
    Some time in December, Ben Hooper will step on to a beach in Dakar, Senegal, and plunge into the warm blue waters of the Atlantic. He will not stop swimming until he hits Natal in Brazil. The distance is 1,763 miles. But that’s only if he goes in a straight line. And swimming across the Atlantic in a straight line is a bad idea: “The currents in the centre are so strong, I’d never get there. It’s an absolute car wreck in the centre. Great for rowers, great for sailors, horrible for swimmers,” he says. Instead he will go in...
  • Why some scientists are worried about a surprisingly cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic

    09/28/2015 6:22:55 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 24 Sept 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    It is, for our home planet, an extremely warm year. Indeed, last week we learned from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that the first eight months of 2015 were the hottest such stretch yet recorded for the globe’s surface land and oceans, based on temperature records going back to 1880. It’s just the latest evidence that we are, indeed, on course for a record-breaking warm year in 2015. Yet, if you look closely, there’s one part of the planet that is bucking the trend. In the North Atlantic Ocean south of Greenland and Iceland, the ocean surface has seen...
  • U.S. Shadowing Russian Ship in Atlantic Near Nuclear Submarine Areas

    09/03/2015 7:03:14 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    (Washington) Free Beacon ^ | September 3 | Bill Gertz
    High-tech spy vessel carries cable-cutting gear, mini-subs U.S. intelligence ships, aircraft, and satellites are closely watching a Russian military vessel in the Atlantic that has been sailing near a U.S. nuclear missile submarine base and underwater transit routes, according to Pentagon officials. The Russian research ship Yantar has been tracked from the northern Atlantic near Canada since late August as it makes its way south toward Cuba.
  • David Frum Ignores reality in his anti-gun "article"

    07/03/2015 2:52:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    David Frum, in an article published in the Atlantic on 23 May, takes considerable liberties with the facts and truth.   The article is under the "politics" section, so it should be a bit more concerned with facts than a typical opinion piece.  But disarmists seldom let reality interfere with their fantasies.  Frum makes a number of assertions as fact that are not true.  He selectively ignores other facts that invalidate his thesis.  Here are some of the more egregious errors. He claims that mass killing with firearms is a distinctly American phenomena.  That is simply false, an echoing of...
  • American dollars bequeathed us Ireland’s successful referendum

    05/24/2015 6:41:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/15 | Judi Mcleod
    If millions of dollars partnered with “aggressive social media” can wipe out corruption and bald-faced lies, then Hillary Clinton, who comes with great stores of both, could be America’s next president That it was suddenly magnanimous, home-grown Irish, a coming together of young and old, who made their country the first to approve same-sex marriage by way of referendum, is an exaggeration that surpasses the gifts said to come to the kissers of the legendary Blarney Stone. It was in point of fact American money raised by the billion dollar resourced Atlantic Philanthropies organization who poured in mega millions to...
  • It’s Not Just Islam, It’s the Tribal Mentality

    03/13/2015 4:57:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 12, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    The “nothing to do with Islam” mantra took a hit recently in one of the premier organs of liberal received wisdom, The Atlantic. Many have greeted as a revelation Graeme Wood’s article on the Islamic doctrines behind ISIS’s atrocities. Regular readers of FrontPage and Jihad Watch will not be as impressed. For years they have understood the link between jihadism and Islam. In 1994 Andy McCarthy made this connection when he prosecuted the perpetrators of the first World Trade Center bombing the previous year, a connection that the FBI ignored or discounted at the time––a failure, by the way, that...
  • "What ISIS Really Wants"

    02/16/2015 10:22:09 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2015 | Graeme Wood
    "What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal. “We have not defeated the idea,” he said. “We do not even understand the idea.” In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as...
  • Obama opens Atlantic to new drilling

    01/27/2015 3:18:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    President Obama will open parts of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans to new oil and gas drilling under a plan unveiled Tuesday. The Interior Department's five-year lease plan would allow drilling in three areas off the coast of Alaska and one in a portion of the Atlantic for the first time in nearly four decades. The dramatic shift in policy comes as gas prices are at new lows and as Obama has sought to burnish his legacy as a president who has worked to stop climate change. The plan angered green groups who have supported Obama's decision to restrict other...
  • America's Top Killing Machine

    01/17/2015 11:30:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    The Atlantic via MSN ^ | 1/17/15 | Adrienne LaFrance
    For the better part of a century, the machine most likely to kill an American has been the automobile. Car crashes killed 33,561 people in 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Firearms killed 32,251 people in the United States in 2011, the most recent year for which the Centers for Disease Control has data. But this year gun deaths are expected to surpass car deaths. That's according to a Center for American Progress report, which cites CDC data that shows guns will kill more Americans under 25 than...
  • America’s Worst University Now Demands To Know Students’ Sex Habits OR THEY CAN’T ENROLL

    11/19/2014 12:43:49 PM PST · by servo1969 · 53 replies ^ | 11-19-2014 | ERIC OWENS
    Florida Atlantic University has found yet another new and exciting way to demonstrate that it is the worst place in America to attend college.Officials at the taxpayer-funded school are now requiring students to declare how much sex they’ve had (including oral sex) and how many sexual partners they’ve had in the last few months, Campus Reform reports.Students have reportedly been blocked from registering for courses unless they answered the invasive questions posed by the public school officials.“How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last three months,” the survey demands to know, according to local NBC affiliate...
  • WWII ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ Shipwrecks Discovered Off North Carolina

    10/28/2014 6:00:24 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    gCaptain ^ | October 21, 2014
    A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant shipwrecks from World War II’s legendary “Battle of the Atlantic” just off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter it sank, named Bluefields, were found just a few hundred yards apart from each other approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina, according to NOAA.
  • Detroit With a Boardwalk: Why Atlantic City is dying.

    10/21/2014 6:35:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 20, 2014 | George Anastasia
    Thirty years ago, disgraced Atlantic City Mayor Michael Matthews stood in front of a federal judge and pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe from an FBI agent posing as a mobster. It was 1984. Atlantic City was a boomtown then, just six years into the casino gambling era that was going to remake the shabby resort town that I was assigned to cover as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Every day, I watched as buses from up and down the East Coast dumped thousands of slot machine mavens and roulette table hopefuls at the eight gambling palaces that had...
  • Proof That Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome Is Real

    09/20/2014 10:32:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Twitter and Blog The ^ | September 19, 2014 | Molly Hemmingway
    The weirdest thing happened today. In a world with few sane liberals, Jeffrey Goldberg is a sane liberal. He’s typically sober-minded and almost always worth a read on any number of topics. But today he tweeted out something very, very, very weird. Pardon the abbreviated French I used in my response:
  • Atlantic Reporter Compares Palin to Burqa-Wearing Taliban Supporter

    09/19/2014 11:47:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 19, 2014 | John Nolte
    Unfortunately I don't possess the intellectual nuance required to grasp why an elite leftwing journalist would think it was okay to compare a female governor and mother of five to a burqa-wearing Taliban supporter brandishing a pistol. Apparently, Jeffrey Goldberg's intellectual superiority is so superior only dogs can hear it:Goldberg deleted the tweet. He didn't apologize. Because that would be an admission that comparing a conservative woman to a terrorist supporter is wrong. Instead... Goldberg chose to assume the one role the elite media enjoy more than demeaning conservative women - that of The Victim....
  • Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes

    09/16/2014 6:13:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | September 16, 2014 | Wayne Parry
    Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. But since then, The Donald has left town and cut ties to its casinos. And the Plaza, like many Atlantic City casinos, has seen better days.
  • Trump casinos file Chapter 11; seek concessions (Atlantic City)

    09/10/2014 5:50:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    AP ^ | September 9, 2014 | Wayne Parry
    Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy Tuesday and threatened to shut down the Taj Mahal Casino Resort, which would make it the fifth Atlantic City casino to close this year. The company owns Trump Plaza, which is closing in a week, and the Taj Mahal, which has been experiencing cash-flow problems and had been trying to stave off a default with its lenders. The company said the Taj Mahal could close Nov. 13 if it doesn't win salary concessions from union workers.
  • Man Rescued Trying To Sail To US In Ł300 Dinghy

    08/20/2014 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Lord Flash · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/17/2014
    A man has been rescued five miles off the Dorset coast while attempting to sail to America in a Ł300 dinghy. The 30-year-old Bulgarian national bought the 14ft vessel from Christchurch harbour on Saturday and then set off on his 3,500-mile voyage across the Atlantic. ... The man, who was alone on the sailing dinghy, refused help when an RNLI lifeboat arrived and kept saying: "I am going west." After refusing assistance for 45 minutes, the crew dragged him on to their boat and took him to shore. ... The man was not wearing a life jacket, his boat had...
  • Fidel Castro Denounces 'Fascist' Israel’s 'Genocide' of Palestinians

    08/15/2014 3:01:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | August 15, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “I think that a new, repugnant form of fascism is emerging with notable strength…The Nazi genocide of Jews outraged all the earth’s peoples. Why does this (Israeli) government believe that the world will be insensitive to the macabre genocide which today is being perpetuated against the Palestinian people?” (Fidel Castro, August, 5, 2014) “Who cares, what that senile ZOMBIE Castro says!” strikes me as a reasonable retort from many readers. “Unfortunately,” I’m forced to answer. “Many otherwise reasonable care very much what Fidel Castro says.” Take Israeli Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu: “The remarks attributed to Castro demonstrate his deep understanding...
  • Atlantic City is going bust if it can’t break the gambling habit

    08/14/2014 6:44:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2014 | Max Ehrenfreund
    The winning streak has run cold for Atlantic City, N.J. Earlier this week, the upscale Revel Casino Hotel announced it will close, bringing the total number of casinos in the city expected to close by the end of the year to four. Thousands of workers are confronting unemployment. The state has long guaranteed Atlantic City a monopoly on gambling within New Jersey's borders, but gambling revenues there have been declining due to increased competition from new casinos in neighboring states and the lingering effects of the financial crisis. The monthly report from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement issued Wednesday...
  • Reveille for Revel: State capitalism, Jersey-style, goes bust.

    08/13/2014 5:23:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 13, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Politicians often are very shrewd investors — with their own money. If Al Gore wanted to move his money around in cash, he’d need a fleet of forklifts. But they’re rotten investors with your money. President Barack Obama had his Solyndra, and New Jersey governor Chris Christie has his casino, Revel, the multibillion-dollar Atlantic City boondoggle that, having declared bankruptcy — twice — just announced that it will be closing its doors and putting its 3,100 employees out of work.
  • Senate Candidate Joni Ernst's Sarah Palin Schtick is Now Beyond Parody

    05/05/2014 11:56:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | May 5, 2014 | Allie Jones
    Joni Ernst, a Republican Senate candidate in Iowa, was made in the Sarah Palin mold — her first TV ad focused on her experience castrating hogs. Perhaps high off the buzz and Palin endorsement that that ad generated, Ernst just released another TV spot that is beyond parody. The 30-second spot, titled "Shot," features Ernst at the shooting range, "unloading" on Obamacare. The narrator's lines sound like a Palin speech run through the shredder. As Ernst rides into the frame on a Harley, we hear, "Conservative Joni Ernst: Mom, Farm Girl, and a Lieutenant Colonel who carries more than just...
  • The NRA Wins Again

    03/28/2014 12:06:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | MAR 28 2014 | CONOR FRIEDERSDORF
    The Newtown shooting led gun-control advocates to try the same failed strategies again. And once again, they didn't work. After the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, many in the American media insisted that the tragedy should prompt a "conversation about gun control." These articles were written as if there had never been such a conversation. In fact, the issue had been debated for decades. Given the results, I argued, there was no reason to presume that a new conversation would end in more gun control. That conversation has now come and gone. The result? "Perverse as it may sound, the...
  • Colossal Flood Created the Mediterranean Sea

    01/11/2010 11:13:34 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 1,348+ views
    livescience ^ | 09 December 2009 | Andrea Thompson
    The Mediterranean Sea as we know it today formed about 5.3 million years ago when Atlantic Ocean waters breached the strait of Gibraltar, sending a massive flood into the basin. Geologists have long known that the Mediterranean became isolated from the world's oceans around 5.6 million years ago, evaporating almost completely in the hundreds of thousands of years that followed. Scientists also largely agree that the Mediterranean basin was refilled when the movements of Earth's crustal plates caused the ground around the Gibraltar Strait to subside, allowing the ocean waters of the Atlantic to cut through the rock separating the...
  • Iran’s Navy Deploys to Atlantic Ocean

    01/21/2014 6:30:07 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 39 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | By Zachary Keck
    Iran’s Navy began its first deployment to the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, according to reports in local press. ...The Navy held a ceremony to celebrate the ships’ departure, which was attended by the commander of Iran’s Navy, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, as well as his deputy, Rear Admiral Seyed Mahmoud Moussavi. Iran has long discussed deploying naval assets to the Atlantic Ocean. As far back as 2011, Sayyari had threatened to deploy warships off the Atlantic Coast of the United States. ...As The Diplomat previously reported, Iranian media outlets noted in August 2013 reports that Iran’s Navy “also plans to dispatch...
  • Iran reportedly sends two warships to Atlantic

    01/21/2014 8:19:32 AM PST · by SpinnerWebb · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Associated Press
    Two Iranian warships set sail Tuesday for the Atlantic Ocean on their navy's first-ever mission there, state TV reported. The voyage comes amid an ongoing push by Iran to demonstrate the ability to project power across the Middle East and beyond. The report said that the destroyer Sabalan and the logistic helicopter carrier Khark will be dispatched on a three-month voyage. "The warships will have task of securing shipping routes as well as training new personnel," the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Iran's navy chief Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying.
  • Man survives 60 hours at bottom of Atlantic, rescued after finding air pocket [w/-video]

    12/05/2013 6:14:20 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 36 replies
    FOX News Network ^ | December 04, 2013 | Associated Press
    GOS, Nigeria – Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. The other 11 seaman aboard the Jascon 4 died... It was a shock for the diver while he was down there looking for bodies, and we (in the control room) shot back when the hand grabbed him on the screen." Okene kept faith with the psalm he recited, that promises to "give thanks in your name, Lord," at a...
  • The Atlantic publishes two articles normalizing pedophilia

    08/28/2013 5:04:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8-28-13 | Wesley J. Smith
    - I have written about this before. In our growing hedonistic culture, pedophilia is in the process of being normalized, downgraded by some from a severe sexual perversion into a mere ”orientation.” The Atlantic–mainstream media!–has two articles that push us in that direction. First, “I Pedophile,” by David Goldberg–a Canadian journalist convicted for viewing child pornography–argues that his obsession with children is a “sexual orientation:” The main query that I am convinced will always be without an answer is why I am a pedophile. It is the equivalent of trying to determine why someone is heterosexual or gay. We don’t...
  • Has the plug been pulled out of the Atlantic? Crack on Earth's crust...

    06/20/2013 9:50:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20 June 2013 | Nicola Rowe
    Scientists have discovered a crack in the Earth's crust that threatens to pull North America and Europe closer together and cause the Atlantic Ocean to vanish in about 220 million years. Researchers at the University of Lisbon have created a new map of the seafloor, off the coast of Iberia -- the region of Europe that includes Portugal and Spain -- and the results show the beginnings of a new subduction zone. National Geographic reported on the new data surrounding the subduction zones, and what could happen when the tectonic plates -- the large rock slabs that make up the...
  • The Daily Caller presents: The first annual College Stupidity Awards

    06/05/2013 4:34:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 6-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    ItÂ’s commencement season. College seniors across the country are donning mortarboards, getting misty-eyed and preparing to face the realities of President Barack ObamaÂ’s sparkling economic recovery. The Daily Caller is a little misty-eyed, too, because college students will soon disperse from campuses for a long summer, which likely means far fewer stories about stupid and otherwise outrageous occurrences on campus. The time is right, then, to celebrate the academic year that was. Here are the 20 stupidest, most outrageous and most cringe-worthy campus moments of 2012-13. Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in AmericaWhat an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The...
  • China's influence spreads to Atlantic ('I don't know,' says Obama)

    05/23/2013 3:15:28 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 9 replies
    Asia times ^ | 05/20/2013 | TexGrill
    A specter has been haunting the Western Hemisphere since mid-summer 2012, the specter of China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) routinely patrolling the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At first sight, it might seem that Beijing is truly laying the groundwork for its foothold in the Atlantic Rim. Not least, Chinese government signed a free-trade agreement with Iceland in April and PLAN vessels recently made a month-long trip in the Mediterranean Sea and Eastern Atlantic. Even so, China's strategic projection in the Atlantic is still far from becoming reality. The whole psychodrama unfolded at the end of June 2012, when...
  • The Atlantic Council’s Sanctions-Busting Backers... Corporations that have evaded Iran sanctions

    02/12/2013 10:14:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/13/13 | Alana Goodman
    Multiple foreign corporations that have bypassed or attempted to bypass United States and European Union sanctions against Iran are funding the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank chaired by defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel. One council sponsor, Italian oil company Eni, has vehemently defended its trade with Iran, saying it was “proud” of its cooperation with the regime. “Given the existence of foreign pressures, implementation of most projects in Iran is challenging and complicated,” Eni’s Executive Vice President Guido Michelotti told reporters during a 2011 visit to Iran. “Yet, we have always been interested in cooperation with the Iranian side...
  • Golden Nugget suing card manufacturer after unshuffled cards lead to big winnings for gamblers

    08/21/2012 5:05:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies ^ | August 21, 2012
    ATLANTIC CITY — At first, it seemed like a coincidence, the kind of thing that happens from time to time at a casino, where the same number or same sequence of cards happens twice in a row. But when the players at an April game of mini-baccarat at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City kept seeing the same sequence of cards dealt, over and over and over again, their eyes grew wide and their bets grew bigger, zooming from $10 a hand to $5,000. Forty-one consecutive winning hands later, the 14 players had racked up more than $1.5 million in winnings...
  • The Atlantic: Kill Boy Scouts Like Rabid Dogs

    Remember how the far left in America has said since the rise of the Tea Party that the right is awash in "violent rhetoric"? What about the proposition to kill the Boy Scouts like one would kill a rabid dog? That is what a columnist for The Atlantic has implied. James Hamblin, the magazine's health editor, proclaimed his desire to kill Boy Scouts based on his distaste for their recently re-affirmed policy of refusing to admit openly gay members. Hamblin feels justified in using violent, even hateful rhetoric to attack the Boy Scouts merely because he disagrees with them. Boy...
  • Sea levels rising on US East Coast faster than anywhere else (3 times faster than global average)

    06/25/2012 8:46:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 06/25/2012 | By Seth Borenstein
    The Atlantic Ocean is rising at an annual rate three times faster than the global average since 1990, according to the US Geological Survey. Sea levels are rising much faster along the U.S. East Coast than they are around the globe, putting one of the world's most costly coasts in danger of flooding, government researchers report. U.S. Geological Survey scientists call the 600-mile (965-kilometer) swath a "hot spot" for climbing sea levels caused by global warming. Along the region, the Atlantic Ocean is rising at an annual rate three times to four times faster than the global average since 1990,...
  • Tropical Storm Alberto: Early Start to Atlantic Hurricane Season

    05/21/2012 8:29:53 AM PDT · by topher · 2 replies