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  • 'Material to make nuclear dirty bomb remains in Libya'

    08/24/2011 10:43:15 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/24/2011 | Unattributed
    VIENNA - A research center near Tripoli stocks uranium and other material that could be used to make a nuclear "dirty bomb" and Libya's rebels will need to secure it, a former senior UN inspector said on Wednesday. Seeking to mend ties with the West, Libya's Muammar Gaddafi agreed in 2003 to abandon efforts to acquire nuclear, chemical and biological weapons -- a move that brought him in from the cold and helped end decades of isolation. Olli Heinonen, head of nuclear safeguards inspections worldwide for the UN atomic watchdog until mid-2010 and now at Harvard University, said Libya's uranium...
  • Billy Carter's Old Gas Station: A National Monument?

    11/14/2009 3:28:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 1,541+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 14th, 2009
    Billy Carter's Old Gas Station: A National Monument? Legislation calls for the National Park Service to take over the storied building, making it part of the Jimmy Carter Historic Site. Some say that's not the best use of taxpayer money right now. Billy Carter's gas station would become part of a proposed Jimmy Carter National HIstorical Park under legislation before Congress. (Mark Davis) By Richard Fausset November 15, 2009 In the age of the $787-billion stimulus package, it is, perhaps, a modest question: Should the American taxpayer foot the bill to enshrine the gas station run by the late Billy...
  • We Need Fewer Secrets (JIMMY CARTER)

    07/02/2006 9:58:06 PM PDT · by paulat · 129 replies · 2,388+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/3/06 | Jimmy Carter
    We Need Fewer Secrets By Jimmy Carter Monday, July 3, 2006; A21 The U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) turns 40 tomorrow, the day we celebrate our independence. But this anniversary will not be a day of celebration for the right to information in our country. Our government leaders have become increasingly obsessed with secrecy. Obstructionist policies and deficient practices have ensured that many important public documents and official actions remain hidden from our view. The events in our nation today -- war, civil rights violations, spiraling energy costs, campaign finance and lobbyist scandals -- dictate the growing need and...
  • Redneck Power! Billy Carter’s Pickup on eBay

    06/22/2006 12:22:33 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 87 replies · 3,899+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | June 22, 2006
    While Jimmy Carter has fared better in the public imagination as an ex-President than he did as Commander in Chief, his rather colorful brother Billy passed away in 1988 at age 51 from pancreatic cancer. We were very young when Carter was pres, but we do, in the dark recesses of our mind, remember the hubbub about Billy Beer (which we didn’t understand back then; all we heard was “beer.” Mmmm…beer…). We don’t, however, remember this pickup, built as a full-size version of a Revell model kit. Click over and check it out, and note the sweet in-dash digital clock....