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  • Video: Arabs Demolish a Section of Security Barrier

    07/09/2013 3:26:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 7/9/13 | Elad Benari
    Dozens of Palestinian Authority Arabs on Tuesday created a hole through the security barrier that runs between the Arab village of Abu Dis and Jerusalem. The Arabs said that IDF forces who were stationed nearby dispersed them using tear gas and stun grenades. A similar incident took place two months ago, when dozens of Arab men held a protest against the security barrier, taking large hammers and creating a gaping hole in the wall. Several men used the hole to enter Jerusalem without going through a security checkpoint. That protest was part of the “Nakba Day” events in which Arabs...
  • West Bank barrier threatens villagers' way of life

    05/22/2012 3:48:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/5/12
    Israel is being urged to reroute its controversial West Bank barrier away from the lands of an ancient Palestinian village with a unique agricultural system. The BBC's Wyre Davies visited Battir, whose inhabitants fear their traditional way of life will disappear. In this part of the world, the supply and control of water is a major logistical and political issue. Yet the quaint village of Battir must be one of the luckiest and most blessed communities around - because Battir has water in abundance. For more than 2,000 years, seven natural springs have given life to the village and its...
  • 1999: ABC Warns Barrier Reef May Die In “20 Or 30 Years”

    08/04/2011 2:41:02 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 20 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | August 4, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    My countdown continues. Some people just love one-sided stories. Unfortunately, for the chattering classes, I’m not one of them. From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “7:3o report” (6/7/1999): Global warming will destroy Great Barrier Reef: report MAXINE McKEW: Well, it’s said that coral reefs are like the canary in the coalmine, warning of impending doom and dying in the process. So when the world’s reefs last year suffered severe coral bleaching on an unprecedented scale, scientists and environmentalists were alarmed. As a result, Greenpeace commissioned one of the world's leading reef biologists to find out what caused the dramatic coral decay....
  • Obama breaks 50 percentdisapproval barrier

    07/28/2011 6:12:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/11 | Neil Munro
    A new poll shows President Barack Obama’s disapproval rate among political independents has broken above 50 percent, even while he is using the debt ceiling debate to seek approval from those critical swing voters. Support for Obama among independents has fallen from 42 percent in May to 31 percent, and disapproval has risen to 54 percent, according to a late July poll of 1,500 registered voters by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. The drop in support among independents is critical because both parties have a roughly similar number of die-hard supporters.
  • Arizona calls for online donations in bid to build fence along entire border with Mexico

    05/08/2011 11:22:21 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:55 AM on 9th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Arizona lawmakers want to erect a fence along the border with Mexico - whether the federal government thinks it's necessary or not. They've got a plan that could get a project started using online donations and prison labour. If they get enough money, all they would have to do is get cooperation from landowners and construction could begin as soon as this year. Governor Jan Brewer recently signed a bill that sets the state on a course to building a permanent barrier along its borders, and a website is being launched to raise money for the work.
  • Libya protests spread as barrier of fear crumbles

    02/21/2011 3:37:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    cs monitor ^ | 2/21/11 | Dan Murphy,
    The son of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi tried to intimidate Libyans Sunday, warning in a TV speech of civil war and foreign plots. But Libya's wave of democracy protests is strengthening as protesters ignore violence that has claimed more than 200 lives. Cairo Saif al-Islam, a son of Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi, appeared on Libyan state television late last night with a simple mission: Restore the fear. He failed. Libya's wave of democracy protests, which has gathered momentum even as Mr. Qaddafi's troops have shot hundreds of people, swept into the capital of Tripoli today. While Mr. Islam's threatening speech...
  • Poll: Language a barrier for Latinos in schools

    08/05/2010 10:00:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/5/10 | Hope Yen and Christine Armorio- ap
    WASHINGTON – English only? With Hispanic enrollment surging in schools, many Spanish-speaking parents are having trouble helping their children with homework or communicating with U.S. teachers as English-immersion classes proliferate in K-12. An Associated Press-Univision poll highlights the language and cultural obstacles for the nation's Latinos, who lag behind others when it comes to graduating from high school. The findings also raise questions about whether English-immersion does more to assimilate or isolate — a heated debate that has divided states, academics and even the U.S. Supreme Court. Arizona recently ordered its schools to remove teachers with heavy foreign accents from...
  • U.S. orders BP to pay for extended La. barrier island berms; repair job stalls

    06/02/2010 7:47:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 398+ views
    wapo ^ | 6/2/10 | Marc Kaufman
    The White House ordered BP to pay for construction of five more large sections of Louisiana barrier island sand berms Wednesday as efforts to contain the gushing Deepwater Horizon oil spill hit more obstacles and the slick approached Florida. Speaking from the coastal town of Venice, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said he had just heard from the White House that BP would be required to pay for the work. Although the projects had already passed expedited environmental approval, the administration also needed to determine whether the work would actually stop oil from entering the marshlands. "There is no time...
  • CA: Immigration status not a barrier for swine flu vaccine, officials say

    11/15/2009 10:07:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 527+ views
    North County Times ^ | 11/15/09 | Edward Sifuentes
    County officials have begun airing public service announcements urging at-risk Latinos, including people who are in the country illegally, to get vaccinated against the swine flu, also known as H1N1. Local health officials said their priority is public safety, not politics. "When it comes to public health, it doesn't matter who you are," said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, San Diego County's deputy public health officer. "We are going to take the same necessary precautions to protect the public's health." Giving illegal immigrants swine flu vaccines has drawn relatively little controversy. Officials from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to...
  • One Spectacular Big Bang(Pic of Ares Rocket Breaking Sound Barrier, Very Cool!)

    10/29/2009 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 26 replies · 1,998+ views ^ | 10/29/09 | AP
    <p>Wonder at the impressive technological prowess of the genius engineers at NASA, as brave Ares launches. Be amazed at the sheer beauty of the mighty rocket as it it breaks the sound barrier, thundering the skies of this glorious nation.</p> <p>OK, so it looks like a flying condom.</p>
  • Egypt walls up Gaza border (Keep Palestinians out with concrete barrier)

    03/06/2008 4:52:43 PM PST · by dennisw · 18 replies · 122+ views
    seattlepi ^ | Last updated March 6, 2008 | ASHRAF SWEILAM
    Egypt walls up Gaza border By ASHRAF SWEILAM ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER RAFAH, Egypt -- Egypt is building a 13-foot high concrete and rock wall interspersed with watch towers along its narrow boundary with the Gaza Strip to prevent Hamas militants from breaching the border, an official said Thursday. The wall, set back nearly 35 feet from an existing metal barrier, has guard towers every 100 yards. With it, Egypt hopes to prevent any future breaches like one in January when Palestinians broke through to escape an Israeli blockade, a security official said on customary condition of anonymity. On Jan. 23,...

    11/07/2007 6:15:50 AM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 918+ views
    ISRAEL VS GOLIATH ARAB MUSLIMS' FASCIST CAMPAIGN OF GENOCIDE - AS SIMPLE AS THAT 1) Israel is ONLY about survival against the Goliath Arab Muslim that wants to eradicate it. 2) There are two causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The first is Arab racism, which rejects any presence that isn’t Arab in its neighborhood; the second is Islamic intolerance which leads to the same rejection. 3) The big lie as IF the Arabs (that sinvce the 1960s decided to call themselves as) "Palestinians" are "natives" in the holy land the historic land of the Jews, nothing cound be...
  • [More of Arabs first class overJews in Israel's democracy] Israeli Court: must re-route barrier!

    09/04/2007 3:56:47 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 249+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | Sep. 4, 2007
    Israeli Court: Israel must re-route barrier By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press Writer 11 minutes ago BILIN, West Bank - In an embarrassing blow to Israel, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state to redraw the route of its West Bank separation barrier near a Palestinian village that has come to symbolize opposition to the enclosure. ADVERTISEMENT Residents of the village of Bilin went to court arguing that the current route, built on village land, kept them from their fields and orchards, which remained on the other side of the barrier. Villagers and their Israeli and foreign supporters have...
  • Second Thames Flood Barrier Planned (London)

    08/26/2007 3:01:43 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 271+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-26-2007 | Melissa Kite
    Second Thames flood barrier planned By Melissa Kite, Deputy Political Editor, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:42am BST 26/08/2007 A new Ł20 billion Thames barrier to save London from a potentially disastrous flooding threat is the centrepiece of a series of measures planned by the Government. The existing Thames barrier was completed in 1983 Phil Woolas, the minister for climate change, told The Sunday Telegraph that a feasibility study into a second Thames barrier, potentially required within 25 years, was due to report in a matter of weeks. In addition, new flood defences are being planned for all major police, fire...
  • Mexico border barrier work starts

    01/24/2007 10:04:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 423+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/07 | AP
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Construction began Wednesday on vehicle barriers that will be part of a mix of fencing along the Arizona-Mexico border to discourage illegal border crossings. The construction is part of a Bush administration initative announced last year that aims to provide a mix of high-tech virtual fencing and a traditional physical barrier. The first phase of construction will consist primarily of concrete-filled vertical tubes set into the ground to prevent vehicles from entering. Department of Homeland Security spokesman Russell Knocke said some portions of the barrier may also contain traditional fencing. The first phase will be placed along...
  • Minutemen start to build barrier on Palominas ranch

    05/28/2006 12:23:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 944+ views
    PALOMINAS — Unimpressed by President George W. Bush’s pledge to send 6,000 National Guard troops to the border and a Senate bill that would construct 370 miles of new border fencing, the Minuteman Project began building its own barrier Saturday at a local ranch. By early afternoon, volunteers had planted posts and strung five tiers of barbed wire along an approximately 750-foot-long stretch of Jack and John Ladd’s property in Palominas. It was the first step in an ongoing project the civilian border watch group hopes will eventually be taken over by the federal government. Minuteman Project founder Chris Simcox...
  • Borders & the Bible It’s not the gospel according to Hillary.

    05/16/2006 1:38:00 PM PDT · by isaiah55version11_0 · 19 replies · 1,008+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 16, 2006 | David Klinghoffer
  • Two men hospitalized after crashing into D-M checkpoint barrier

    03/14/2006 7:45:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 50 replies · 1,098+ views
    Authorities are trying to determine why two men in a pickup truck ran a checkpoint at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base this morning, crashing into a traffic barrier aimed at stopping unauthorized base entry. Terrorism is not thought to be a motive at this point, but military officials and civilian police hope to learn what prompted the pair to speed past the control gate at Swan and Golf Links roads without stopping for required identification checks. Both occupants of the 1999 Dodge truck were taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries. The men were not carrying identification and were unconscious...
  • Wal-Mart would be 'barrier' to higher-end stores, study says

    01/06/2006 1:24:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 911+ views
    HERCULES, Calif. (AP) - A proposed Wal-Mart would hinder residents who are looking for shops and businesses that offer more sophisticated and expensive goods, according to a new report. An earlier study by the world's largest retailer said the planned 17-acre shopping center would capture money Hercules residents currently spend elsewhere. But the latest report, commissioned by the East Bay town about 25 miles from San Francisco and conducted by a Berkeley-based research company, contradicted that claim. "The presence of a Wal-Mart could serve as a 'barrier' to those customers seeking a higher-end, more specialized type of retail," the report...
  • Israel may export security fence to Russia

    11/08/2005 5:19:56 AM PST · by mym · 7 replies · 427+ views
    THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | Nov. 8, 2005 | Yaakov Katz
    The Russian government is mulling the construction of a security barrier along the border with Chechnya similar to Israel's West Bank security fence as part of its efforts to combat Muslim terror, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra met on Monday with Dmitry Kozak, head of counterterrorism in Chechnya and the Kremlin's envoy to southern Russia, for talks on the effectiveness of the security fence and Israel's overall success in fighting Palestinian terror. The talks, Israeli officials said, focused primarily on the construction of a security fence. Kozak told the...
  • WSJ: The Lawsuit That Sank New Orleans - If environmentalists don't mess things up, the Feds will.

    09/26/2005 5:27:07 AM PDT · by OESY · 65 replies · 2,596+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 26, 2005 | DAVID SCHOENBROD
    After Hurricane Betsy swamped New Orleans in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson... pledged federal protection. The Army Corps of Engineers designed a Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Barrier to shield the city with flood gates like those that protect the Netherlands from the North Sea. Congress provided funding and construction began. But work stopped in 1977 when a federal judge ruled, in a suit brought by Save Our Wetlands, that the Corps' environmental impact statement was deficient.... Speaking for environmentalists, the Center for Progressive Reform called the charges in the Los Angeles Times "pure fiction" because the judge stopped construction only until the...
  • A Barrier That Could Have Been (environmentalist suit stopped New Orleans project)

    09/09/2005 9:15:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies · 2,646+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/09/05 | Ralph Vartabedian, Peter Pae
    KATRINA'S AFTERMATH A Barrier That Could Have Been Congress OKd a project to protect New Orleans 40 years ago, but an environmentalist suit halted it. Some say it could have worked. By Ralph Vartabedian and Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer September 9, 2005 In the wake of Hurricane Betsy 40 years ago, Congress approved a massive hurricane barrier to protect New Orleans from storm surges that could inundate the city. But the project, signed into law by President Johnson, was derailed in 1977 by an environmental lawsuit. Now the question is: Could that barrier have protected New Orleans from...
  • At least 10 wounded in blast at Beersheba bus station

    08/27/2005 11:52:49 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 12 replies · 407+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 28, 2005 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    A suicide bomb attack at the entrance to the central bus station in Beersheva wounded at least six people at 8:30 Sunday morning. Two of the wounded, both security guards who kept the bomber from entering the bus station, were in critical condition and were evacuated to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. The rest of the wounded were also evacuated to hospital, a spokesman for Magen David Adom said. According to witnesses, the suicide bomber attempted to enter the Beersheba bus station. The security guards at the site reportedly saw a young Arab man carrying a backpack who aroused...
  • Photo: U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet as it breaks the sound barrier

    08/01/2005 9:34:36 AM PDT · by dead · 201 replies · 8,724+ views
    Water vapor builds up around an U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet as it breaks the sound barrier during a fly-by near the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in this military handout photo taken July 27, 2005. Kitty Hawk and embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 are currently conducting operations in the Philippine Sea. The Hornet is attached to Strike Fighter Squadron 102 of Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. Kitty Hawk is home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. REUTERS/HO/US Navy/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Chandler
  • Vehicle barrier allowed to go ahead ((FLASH: This deals with US Mexico Border)

    07/21/2005 8:21:56 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 57 replies · 935+ views
    Arizona Star ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2005 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    YUMA, Ariz. - Construction crews are expected to begin building a reinforced concrete barrier along sections of the U.S.-Mexico border next month. The barrier is designed to stop immigrant smugglers, drug traffickers and other illegal traffic from driving across the border. The barrier will eventually cover 123 miles from San Luis to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument south of Ajo. "Not only will it enhance our ability to gain greater control of the border, but it is a proactive effort to protect the environment, habitat and (protect) against the ravages of narcotics and alien smuggling vehicles," said Joe Brigman, a...
  • Will the speed of light always be a barrier?

    06/12/2005 6:00:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 135 replies · 4,346+ views
    Air and Space Magaine. Vol # 1 March 1978 | March 1978 | Editorial Staff w/ Melvin B. Zistein
    Light Speed a Barrier? To go, the children of tomorrow may have had to discover what is believed impossible today -- how to travel faster than light. Mel Zisfein, deputy director of the national Air and Space Museum, and an aerosynamicist amoung other things, has noted a similarity between the way most people today regard "C," the speed of light, and the way many people a generation or so ago regarded "a", the speed of sound. For this publication, he sketched the illustrations which appear on the following page, and drafted the following... "Some people used to look at...
  • Bush urges China to adopt market-based currency rate

    01/27/2005 4:54:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 396+ views
    Kyodo ^ | 01/27/05 | N/A
    Bush urges China to adopt market-based currency rate (Kyodo) _ President George W. Bush urged China on Wednesday to adopt a market-based currency rate and vowed to press major trading partners to open their markets as part of his efforts to reduce the huge U.S. trade deficit. "In terms of the trade deficit, it is important for us to make sure that countries treat their currencies in market fashion," Bush said in outlining his policy agenda for the second term at a press conference. "I've been working with China, in specific, on that issue." The Bush administration apparently wants China...

    11/15/2004 12:38:40 PM PST · by crushelits · 27 replies · 1,759+ views
    crushelits | Nov. 15, 2004 | crushelits
    Busting the Sound Barrier >
  • Melanie Phillips: The defining issue [Israel is the canary in the mine of the world]

    08/02/2004 7:17:33 AM PDT · by Tolik · 21 replies · 621+ views
    Melanie Phillips ^ | July 21, 2004 | Melanie Phillips
    The world terror supporters' club, aka the UN, has told Israel to tear down its security barrier. This follows the ruling by the terror court, the ICJ, that the barrier is illegal (see below). Neither of these decisions is binding, but they are intended to build up the global demonisation of Israel as a pariah state, the necessary prelude to its destruction. Meanwhile, in the US where Christian support for Israel is so strong, the General Asssembly of the Presbyterian Church has equated Israel with apartheid South Africa and called for universal divestment from it. These developments all signal a...
  • U.N. resolution directs Israel to remove barrier

    07/20/2004 5:28:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 989+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/20/04 | AP- United Nations
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution Tuesday demanding that Israel comply with a world court decision and tear down the barrier it is building to seal off the West Bank. The vote was 150 in favor, 6 opposed - including the United States - and 10 abstentions. The assembly's vote, like the opinion of the International Court of Justice, is not legally binding, but both have symbolic value as international statements of condemnation for the barrier. The 191-member world body voted after lengthy negotiations between the Arab League and the European Union which resulted...
  • Israel Challenged to Tear Down Barrier

    07/12/2004 6:33:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 478+ views
    AP ^ | July 12, 2004, 8:36 PM EDT | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS -- The Palestinians challenged Israel on Monday to accept the world court's ruling and destroy the barrier it is building to seal off the West Bank, warning that failure to do so will lead to "practical measures" against its construction.
  • Israel Vows to Disregard U.N. Court

    07/02/2004 11:58:13 PM PDT · by walford · 25 replies · 605+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | July 3, 2004 | Joseph Curl
    The Washington Times Israel vows to disregard U.N. courtBy Joseph CurlTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished July 3, 2004 Israel's foreign minister yesterday told the Bush administration that his nation will not abide by a World Court ruling on the legality of its West Bank barrier and pressed for U.S. support to block any U.N. action against the Jewish state.     "We believe that Israel can deal with this issue by itself," Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said in the White House driveway after a meeting with U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. "We can't accept any external involvement from the International...
  • Israel Plans to Extend Security Barrier

    10/24/2003 8:39:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 109+ views
    Guam Pacific Daily News ^ | October 24 2003 | MARK LAVIE/AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Defense Ministry has formulated a plan to extend its security barrier into a new area of the West Bank, despite international pressure to stop construction, a senior Israeli official said Friday. Meanwhile, Palestinian gunmen killed three Israeli soldiers in a Gaza settlement. The new segment would cut off the Jordan Valley - a region on the eastern side of the West Bank where Israel has a number of settlement - and connect it to Israel. Earlier this month, the Israeli government approved a series of security barriers that would run through the West Bank, in most...

    08/19/2003 12:47:59 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies · 535+ views
    Pushback dot com ^ | 4-2003 | Dr. Bill Watenburg
    A simple, portable vehicle barrier for Military Checkpoints in Iraq. It stops car bombers and allows checkpoint personnel a safe standoff distance from exploding car bombs. This barrier was field-tested at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory after the embassy bombings of the 1990s.FULL ARTICLE: CLICK.
  • 'Global warming killing Great Barrier Reef' (Aledged "Global Warming" Alert!)

    08/12/2003 8:22:20 AM PDT · by bedolido · 27 replies · 1,705+ views
    Science & Tech (The Mercury) ^ | 08/12/03 | Staff Writer
    Sydney - Australia's Great Barrier Reef - the world's largest chain of living coral - could be devastated by global warming in the next 50 years unless drastic action was taken, a report said on Monday. The Australian Institute of Marine Science and other agencies warned that without tough restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions, sea temperatures could rise to a level that would bleach and kill vast tracts of coral. "The appearance of coral reefs and thus their amenity for tourism may be seriously compromised, and their productivity and biodiversity decimated," the report said. Coral bleaching - when colourful reefs...
  • Hatred knows no color barrier

    03/25/2002 2:25:54 PM PST · by buffyt · 62 replies · 552+ views
    ~ The Brazosport Facts ~ Clute Texas ~ ^ | March 24, 2002 | Kelly Hawes ~ Managing Editor
    Last month, police in Charlottesville, Va., charged 10 teen-agers in a series of attacks on college students. Police said the first attack, in September, was unplanned. The attackers didn’t know their victim. They just picked him out at random along the street. After that first attack came five more. In some cases, the attackers were in groups as large as eight. The victims were usually walking alone, but in a few cases, there were two or three. Almost always, they were far outnumbered by their assailants. Some of the cases turned into robberies, but in others, the only apparent goal...