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  • Second Skin" Could Protect Troops From Chemical, Biological Agents

    08/07/2016 11:12:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    popularmechanics ^ | Aug 4, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    awrence Livermore National Laboratory is working on using carbon nanotubes to create a barrier that would be impenetrable to chemical and biological agents, but still water-permeable. The result could make suits designed to protect against chemical and biological threats more comfortable—and effective—for long-term wear. ... Each of the tubes has a diameter of less than five nanometers. For reference, there are about 254,000,000 nanometers in a single inch. Less than five nanometers, it turns out, is the sweet spot that allows water to pass through the fabric while keeping out chemical agents, viruses, and most microscopic organisms. The result is...
  • AP: ISIS exploiting power vacuum in Iraq to create chemical, biological, weapons

    11/19/2015 12:02:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/19/15 | Robert Laurie
    Consequences and legacies. There are few things that strike terror in the heart of the intelligence community like the thought of ISIS with a weapon of mass destruction. To understand, all you have to do is look at the horrors they’ve wrought with machetes, matches, and gas cans, then picture them with chemical or biological capabilities. The left likes to pretend they’re a bunch of misfits wandering the desert, but according to the AP (and French President Hollande) that’s far from the case. If we don’t stop them now, we may be facing the “worst case scenario.” ISIS has, allegedly,...
  • Catastrophic Collapse of Saiga Antelope Leaves 120,000 Dead in a Month

    06/07/2015 7:44:42 AM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 53 replies
    Revolution News ^ | 06/03/2015 | Jennifer Baker
    Kazakhstan – An aerial survey conducted as part of a national monitoring program earlier this year estimated that the saiga antelope population numbered approximately 250,000 animals prior to this mass die-off, which has therefore halved the total population in about one month. snip The animals die within hours of showing symptoms, which include depression, diarrhea and frothing at the mouth.
  • muslim-plotted-to-kill-100000-in-chemical-attack

    05/11/2013 8:44:59 PM PDT · by Hardraade · 18 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 2013.05.10 | Unspecified
    Title has it.
  • Russian forces take Syrian chemical, biological weapons under control

    12/22/2012 7:24:30 AM PST · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    Debka ^ | December 22, 2012
    The chemical warfare threat looming over Syria’s civil war and its neighbors has taken an epic turn with the announcement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday, Dec. 22, that “the Syrian government has “consolidated its chemical weapons in one or two locations amid a rebel onslaught and they are under control for the time being.” He added that Russia, “which has military advisers training Syria’s military, has kept close watch over its chemical arsenal.” Debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report: The Russian foreign minister’s statement was a message to Washington that the transfer of Syria’s weapons of mass destruction...
  • Just How Deadly Is Assad's Arsenal? (Much Worse Than You Can Imagine)

    11/22/2012 4:54:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 64 replies
    Foeign Policy ^ | July 16, 2012 | John Reed
    The latest estimates say that the Assad regime has hundreds of tons of mustard gas, a blister agent, and large stockpiles of sarin and possibly VX, both of which are nerve agents -- all of which can be launched by Scud missiles, artillery, or aircraft, according to Charles Blair, a specialist in chemical and biological weapons at the Federation of American Scientists. "I've heard that Syria has 100 to 200 missiles with nerve agents loaded and ready to go, but that seems extreme," said Blair, noting that the nerve agents are usually stored separately from the weapons and that exact...
  • Are ‘Pheromone Parties’ New Trend in Biological Matchmaking?

    04/17/2012 10:01:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/17/12 | Liz Klimas
    First impressions often include nice eyes, a great laugh or a beautiful smile, but a relatively new dating technique could eliminate all physical and personality snap judgements and pair partners based on smell preferences. It’s called a Pheromone Party. Participants are asked to wear the same shirt to bed — sans deodorant or perfume — for three nights. The shirts are placed in their own bag, then passed around at a party were the guests choose their date by most the attractive smell. If we’re basing this solely on pheromones though, the smell itself shouldn’t really make too much of...
  • Warren Buffett's Greatest Fear: An Inevitable Nuclear, Chemical Or Biological Attack On The US

    02/27/2012 6:44:34 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies · 5+ views
    TBI ^ | 2-27-2012 | Simone Foxman
    Warren Buffett's Greatest Fear: An Inevitable Nuclear, Chemical Or Biological Attack On The US Simone FoxmanFebuary 27, 2012In an hours-long interview with CNBC this morning, Warren Buffett admitted that his biggest fear for the U.S. economy is not growth, public debt, Europe, or any of the many threats that generally top economists' worry lists. It's actually a nuclear, biological, or chemical attack. Even so, an American baby is probably the luckiest person in the world today. From the interview: CNBC's Becky Quick: Overall you are very optimistic about the future not only of this country but of the stock market....
  • Georgia men charged with plotting to make ricin

    11/01/2011 7:22:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01 November 2011 | Colleen Jenkins
    Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested four Georgia men accused of plotting to buy explosives and produce a deadly biological toxin to attack fellow U.S. citizens and government officials. The Justice Department said the men were members of a fringe domestic militia group and had planned to manufacture ricin for use in their attacks. The men attended meetings starting in March where they discussed carrying out crimes, including murder, in order to undermine federal and state government, prosecutors said. The targets included local police, federal government buildings and employees of agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service. (snip) At a meeting...
  • 4 charged with plot to produce ricin, buy explosives

    11/01/2011 3:21:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies ^ | Nov. 1, 2011
    Four men from Georgia have been arrested and charged in an alleged plot to purchase explosives and to manufacture ricin, a biological toxin, with the intent to attack U.S. citizens, according to the Justice Department.
  • Activists want new biological opinion set [Enviros attacking Military again]

    04/22/2011 4:25:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    TUCSON — A lawyer for environmental activists wants a federal judge to order two U.S. agencies — The Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army — to renegotiate a biological opinion concerning the San Pedro River and its environs contending the two entities have failed to follow the Endangered Species Act. The plaintiff’s attorney, McCrystie Adams, said the continuing growth in the Sierra Vista area is caused by the existence of Fort Huachuca and as more people come to the area, they “are draining the aquifer year after year.” However, a U.S. Department of Justice attorney contends all the requirements...
  • Petition seeks wolf reintroduction across country

    07/20/2010 1:53:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies · 2+ views
    ap ^ | July 20, 2010 | MATTHEW BROWN
    Tens of thousands of gray wolves would be returned to the woods of New England, the mountains of California, the wide open Great Plains and the desert West under a scientific petition now before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity say ...
  • Environmental group (The Center for Biological Diversity) sues California to halt logging

    01/29/2010 3:31:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 313+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/29/10 | Margot Roosevelt
    Will clear-cutting forests increase global warming? That's a contentious issue as California, which is seeking to slash its carbon footprint, wrestles over rules to manage the state's private forests. The Center for Biological Diversity, a Tucson-based environmental group, this week filed lawsuits against the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in seven California counties to halt logging plans for 5,000 acres across the Sierra Nevada and Cascade regions. The group contends that the agency approved the projects without properly analyzing carbon emissions and climate consequences under the California Environmental Quality Act. "Clear-cutting is an abysmal practice that should have...
  • Executive Order -- Medical Countermeasures Following a Biological Attack

    01/02/2010 4:03:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 36 replies · 1,426+ views ^ | December 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Presidential Actions • Executive Orders The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 30, 2009 Executive Order -- Medical Countermeasures Following a Biological Attack ESTABLISHING FEDERAL CAPABILITY FOR THE TIMELY PROVISION OF MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES FOLLOWING A BIOLOGICAL ATTACK By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to plan and prepare for the timely provision...
  • Subway airflow tests to prepare T for possible terror attacks

    12/06/2009 3:13:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 908+ views ^ | December 5, 2009 02:55 PM | Kathy McCabe, Globe Staff
    SNIPPET: "A team of researchers convened by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began a series of tests today at 20 MBTA stations to determine how airborne contaminants would spread in a terrorist attack on Boston's subway system." SNIPPET: "The findings will help guide the design of future detection systems and help strengthen evacuation, ventilation, and other emergency response plans on mass transit across the country. "We hope to use the data from the two to come up with a model to predict the behavior (of chemicals) in other subway systems," Lustig said."
  • Diocese receives threat involving holy water

    05/24/2009 8:53:24 AM PDT · by mware · 24 replies · 1,311+ views
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | May 13, 2009 | By ELAINE ROSE, Staff Writer
    Catholic churches in southern New Jersey are taking extra precautions since the Diocese of Camden received a letter saying biological agents would be placed in holy-water fonts and ventilation systems, a diocesan spokesman said Tuesday. The diocese received an anonymous letter last week threatening to put biological contaminants in Catholic churches in New Jersey, said Andrew Walton, a spokesman for the diocese. The letter, which was mailed May 1 and has a Bellmawr postmark, was received in the Camden office May 4 and opened May 5. The letter has been turned over to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, which is...
  • DHS Foresees Widespread Panic After WMD Attack (From September 08 - Think about it now!)

    03/12/2009 6:20:23 AM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 25 replies · 939+ views
    NTI Global Security Newswire ^ | 9/24/08 | Natl Journal Group
    The U.S. Homeland Security Department warned in a secret 2006 document that victims of a potential WMD attack might be few in number relative to people who imagine injuries resulting from the event, United Press International reported today (see GSN, May 1). The document states that low confidence in the leaders of an affected area could amplify public panic following a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack. "Mass psychogenic illness (can) spread rapidly throughout a population," the document says, describing the ailment as a “phenomenon in which social trauma or anxiety combines with a suspicious event to produce psychosomatic symptoms,...
  • Kuwaiti Professor Fantasizes Of A Biological Attack On The White House (youtube)

    02/18/2009 7:29:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 590+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/18/09 | Memri
    Video of a Kuwaiti "Professor" waxing poetic on his love for humanity.
  • Al Qaeda bungles arms experiment( 40 Tangos Die by Botched WMD)

    01/25/2009 7:04:01 PM PST · by Candor7 · 17 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 20 Jan. 2009 | Eli Lake
    An al Qaeda affiliate in Algeria closed a base earlier this month after an experiment with unconventional weapons went awry, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Monday. (SNIP) AQIM, according to U.S. intelligence estimates, maintains about a dozen bases in Algeria, where the group has waged a terrorist campaign against government forces and civilians. In 2006, the group claimed responsibility for an attack on foreign contractors. In 2007, the group said it bombed U.N. headquarters in Algiers, an attack that killed 41 people. Al Qaeda is believed by U.S. and Western experts to have been pursuing biological weapons since at...
  • Al Qaeda hit by Black Death fear as medieval plague kills 40 terrorists at training camp

    01/19/2009 7:07:22 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 199 replies · 5,565+ views
    DailyMail ^ | 1/19/09 | DailyMailReporter
    Al Qaeda terrorists have been left fearing the Black Death plague after it wiped out at least 40 insurgents at an Algerian training camp, it was reported today. The horror disease, which killed 25 million people in medieval Europe, is understood to have been found in a militant’s body dumped at a roadside. Terror group AQLIM (al Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb) was forced to turn its shelter in the Yakouren forests into mass graves and flee, it has been claimed. Now al Qaeda chiefs are said to fear the plague has been passed into other cells...
  • Unit Learns Skills to Fight Different Enemy

    01/07/2009 3:47:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 283+ views
    INDIAN HEAD, Md., Jan. 7, 2009 – Standing before a muddy, mangled mess of concrete, metal and wood, a squad of combat-hardened Marines hastily planned the attack, their target waiting somewhere deep in the debris. Students in the basic course at the Chemical, Biological Incident Response Force remove debris at the opening as they try to enter a simulated building collapse in search of survivors. More than 400 Marines, sailors and civilians are assigned to the specialized unit that trains around the United States to decontaminate and extract victims from a disaster site. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker...
  • U.S. Faces Biological Attack Within 5 Years

    12/26/2008 3:21:09 PM PST · by KellyM37 · 19 replies · 1,420+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12/25/2008 | Newsmax
    WASHINGTON – The terrorism threat to the United States during the next five years will be driven by instability in the Middle East and Africa, persistent challenges to border security, and increasing Internet savvy, says a new intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press. Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks are considered the most dangerous threats that could be carried out against the U.S. But those threats are also the most unlikely because it is so difficult for al-Qaida and similar groups to acquire the materials needed to carry out such plots, according to the internal Homeland Security Threat Assessment...
  • Home From Iraq, Army Brigade Trains for Homeland Response Mission

    12/11/2008 4:16:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 467+ views
    NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY INDIAN HEAD, Md., Dec. 11, 2008 – The first active-duty unit dedicated to supporting U.S. civilian authorities in the event of a nuclear, biological or chemical attack is wrapping up three days of intensive training its members hope they never have to apply in real life. Army Spc. Dale Soniger from the 3rd Infantry Division’s Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, uses the “jaws of life” to extract mock casualties from a damaged vehicle at the Raymond M. Downey Sr. Responder Training Facility in Indian Head, Md. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jared S. Eastman  (Click...
  • DoD Launches Web Site on Chemical-Biological Warfare Exposures

    10/06/2008 5:20:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 272+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2008 – The Defense Department has launched a new Web site to educate the public about chemical and biological testing conducted from the early 1940s through the mid-1970s. “This is a new Web site that we have created to put together for all those who may have interest in everything that we have been able to uncover and understand about the chemical and biological testing of warfare agents done from probably the early 1940s up through 1975,” said Dr. Michael Kilpatrick, strategic communications director for the Military Health System. He explained the recently launched Chemical-Biological Warfare...
  • A robot with a biological brain

    08/14/2008 1:59:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 475+ views
    Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends ^ | 8/13/08 | Roland Piquepaille
    University of Reading scientists have developed a robot controlled by a biological brain formed from cultured neurons. And this is a world's premiere. Other research teams have tried to control robots with 'brains,' but there was always a computer in the loop. This new project is the first one to examine 'how memories manifest themselves in the brain, and how a brain stores specific pieces of data.' As life expectancy is increasing in most countries, this new research could provide insights into how the brain works and help aging people. In fact, the main goal of this project is to...
  • Biological Link Between Pain And Fatigue Discovered

    04/08/2008 2:53:04 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 223+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-8--2008 | University of Iowa
    Biological Link Between Pain And Fatigue DiscoveredImage of nerve endings in mouse muscle shows that ASIC3 (red) is present in pain receptors (orange). (Credit: Masahiko Ikeuchi M.D., Ph.D., UI visiting scientist from University of Kochi in Kochi, Japan) ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2008) — A recent University of Iowa study reveals a biological link between pain and fatigue and may help explain why more women than men are diagnosed with chronic pain and fatigue conditions like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Working with mice, the researchers, led by Kathleen Sluka, Ph.D., professor in the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation...
  • Boys And Their Toys? It's Biological, Not Social

    04/07/2008 5:35:39 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies · 299+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-7-2008 | Nic Fleming
    Boys and their toys? It's biological, not social By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 4:01pm BST 07/04/2008 Boys prefer playing with cars to dolls because of basic biological differences rather than social pressures, scientists say. The males monkeys played with the 'boys' toys while the females played with 'boys' and 'girls' toys Researchers observed young male monkeys spent more time playing with vehicles than with cuddly toys. They believe this suggests that in most cases boys have an innate predisposition for masculine toys, which is then reinforced by what they learn from their parents, friends and wider society. Dr...
  • Canada has '24'-like team ready for chemical, biological attack

    08/06/2007 10:31:52 AM PDT · by BGHater · 10 replies · 877+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | 17 July 2007 | David Pugliese
    The explosion in the terrorist lab was unexpected and had spread contamination throughout the room. An RCMP officer, clad in a bulky suit designed to protect him from the blast as well as chemical, biological and radioactive agents, collapsed to the ground after the booby-trap detonated. Nearby, a group of Canadian military specialists, also wearing protective gear and gas masks, rushed to help the man, putting him on a stretcher and moving him away from the area now believed to be contaminated by some kind of chemical, biological or radioactive substance. His suit was hosed down with various chemicals and...
  • Fort briefs city on biological opinion

    07/31/2007 6:22:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 211+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Fort Huachuca Garrison Commander Col. Melissa Sturgeon briefed the City Council and staff Monday, regarding the fort’s interpretation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s biological opinion released last month. This new biological opinion, compared to the last one published in 2002 or the ones prior, better accounts for the post-9/11 military landscape and the ongoing war in Iraq, with regard to the fort’s mission in terms of personnel flux, Sturgeon said. Therefore, it can more accurately estimate and predict the fort’s water use, Sturgeon said. The new opinion consists of studies conducted by the U.S. Army...
  • Off-Roaders Fight Ecos for Calif. Canyon

    12/17/2006 7:01:52 PM PST · by Westlander · 41 replies · 1,175+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2006 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    Whoever named Surprise Canyon got it right. Mere miles from bone-dry Death Valley, the canyon cradles two unexpected jewels: a gushing mountain stream and what's left of a once-bustling silver mining town. Environmental groups allege that, before they won protection for the area in 2001, off-roaders destroyed the canyon by cutting trees, dumping boulders in the water and using winches to drag their Jeeps up the waterfalls.
  • Fort, center settle suit on bio pact (Ft Huachuca vs. Center for Bio-Diversity)

    09/20/2006 4:21:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 309+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — A federal judge has approved a lawsuit settlement in which the post and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will renegotiate a biological opinion. “Fort Huachuca’s proactive decision to re-initiate consultation was instrumental in the Center for Biological Diversity and the Army agreeing to settle the lawsuit involving activities at Fort Huachuca and the impact of these activities on the San Pedro River basin,” post spokeswoman Tanja Linton said Tuesday. Jeff Humphrey, a Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman in Phoenix, said the settlement was signed Friday by U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson, who is assigned to...
  • Poisoned Missiles: Syria's Doomsday Deterrent

    07/17/2006 3:30:48 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 10 replies · 1,331+ views
    The Middle East Quarterly ^ | Fall 2002 | Dany Shoham
    Syria today has the most formidable chemical and biological weapons capabilities of any Arab state. How did Damascus achieve this? As we saw in Part I, Syria's chemical "Los Alamos" was abetted by Western suppliers, ever eager to provide chemicals, factories, and technology, and also by Western governments, conveniently content to look the other way. Iraq under Saddam Husayn had the same ambition, but Hafiz al-Asad proceeded with greater caution. The Syrian military built the infrastructure under ostensibly scientific auspices, abjuring grand innovations and sticking to tried and tested technologies that the Syrians knew they could implement without much direct...
  • Fort Huachuca isn't driving growth right now, some say

    07/09/2006 7:30:44 AM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 497+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Growth in the Sierra Vista Subwatershed is mainly caused by the existence of Fort Huachuca, contends one of the leaders of the center for Biological Diversity. Phoenix physician Dr. Robin Silver claims documentation the center received through a Freedom of Information Act requests highlights increase in expenditures on Fort Huachuca. Silver says more money being spent means there are more activities going on at the fort. This, he said, equates to growth on the post and in the civilian community. Garrison Commander Col. Jonathan Hunter says this isn’t true. Silver, the center’s board chairman, is double counting...
  • Being gay 'starts in the womb'

    06/26/2006 8:24:33 PM PDT · by managusta · 89 replies · 2,112+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/27/2006 | Roger Highfield
    Boys with a number of elder brothers are more likely to grow up to be gay than boys with relatively fewer older brothers, younger brothers or sisters of any age - but is not the result of upbringing, says a study published today. For each additional older brother, a boy's chance of being homosexual increases by a third, it says. Prof Anthony Bogaert, at Brock University, in St Catherine's, Canada, says his research provides strong evidence that sexual orientation may be the result of biological processes in the womb. "If you have a biological brother, and you never even lived...
  • Chemical, or radiological suspected in bomb factory raided at private East London address (DEBKA)

    06/02/2006 7:00:54 AM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 26 replies · 782+ views
    DEBKA ^ | 6/2/2006 | DEBKA
    One man was shot, another arrested - both of Pakistani orign - in the pre-planned, intelligence-led British police anti-terror raid in Forest Gate, East London early Friday. The police officers were armed and wore protective clothes. The area has a large Muslim immigrant population, early Friday. Security and health department personnel took part in the raid. The man shot is not in danger. London police say the raid was not directly linked to last year's July 7 attacks on London transport. UK security agencies estimate that the number of militants affiliated to al Qaeda at large in UK has quadrupled...
  • Georgia Tech Opens Center for Biologically Inspired Design (nod to ID ?)

    05/02/2006 8:00:52 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 9 replies · 326+ views
    MISSION : Biologically Inspired design or Biomimicry, capitalizes on the rich sources of design solutions present in biological processes at all levels. All successful organism survive because they have adapted to a particular challenge, therefore biological processes are design solutions. The goal of CBID is to enable the search for biologically inspired solutions as efficient, practical and sustainable answers to design and engineering problems. VISION GOAL : to faciliate, develop infrastructure for, and promote interdisciplinary research and education at Georgia Tech in biologically inspired design. GT recognition as a source of biologically inspired technology and technical training. CBID is an...
  • Son of Iraqi president speaks

    04/10/2006 3:05:43 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 7 replies · 804+ views ^ | April 10, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Qubad Talabani, son of Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, believes the power of a centralized government in Baghdad should be "lessened," and that more autonomy should be given to the 18 provinces that comprise Iraq. It’s a relatively new concept, the younger Talabani told an audience at the University of South Carolina, last week. It is an idea that will put his country on a governing fast-forward, and one in which Iraq’s neighbors are watching with particular interest, perhaps even concern.
  • Environmental group seeks review of new government mileage rules (Center for Biological Diversity)

    04/06/2006 7:20:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 297+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/6/06 | Tim Molloy - ap
    An environmental group asked for a court review Thursday of tighter gas mileage rules for pickups and sport utility vehicles that many conservationists said do not go far enough in limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government set the new standards last week in response to rising concern about the supply and cost of energy from abroad. The rules, covering 2008 through 2011, would save 10.7 billion gallons of fuel over the lifetime of the vehicles sold during that period, officials said. The Tucson, Ariz.-based Center for Biological Diversity filed a one-page petition Thursday asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court...
  • Atom

    04/05/2006 12:01:54 AM PDT · by Irreverent · 6 replies · 403+ views
    THE  WEAPONS  OF  MASS  DESTRUCTION  AND THEIR DELIVERY SYSTEMS  (PROHIBITION  OF  UNLAWFUL  ACTIVITIES) ACT, 2005 NO. 21 OF 2005    [6th June, 2005.] An Act to prohibit unlawful activities, in relation to weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. WHEREAS India is determined to safeguard its national security as a Nuclear Weapon State; AND WHEREAS India is committed not to transfer nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, or to transfer control over such weapons or explosive devices, and not in any way to assist, encourage, or induce any other country to...
  • Joe Wilson: Bush Right to Attack Iraq

    12/04/2005 9:34:46 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 95 replies · 4,204+ views ^ | Dec. 4, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Joe Wilson, Iraq war supporter? The darling of the anti-war left may be working overtime to bring down the Bush administration for "outing" his CIA wife, but Wilson said Saturday that the White House was right to go to war over Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. "There was a lot of reason to be concerned about weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Saddam Hussein," he told WABC Radio's Mark Simone. "I always thought that he probably had chemical and biological weapons and biological precursors as well." Wilson said his primary policy difference with President Bush wasn't over Saddam's...
  • A French voice from the ether... (part 2)

    A French voice from the ether... (part 2) Dear American friends, Here is a friendly note from... a frenchman! I have posted here before in support of the Iraq war. This message is tilting towards everyone who is concerned about the truth, and nothing but the truth. You want a strong argument that gives extraordinary and unprecedented credit to Bush’s decision to launch the Iraq war in 2002 ? You want liberal media to be stung once and for good? But especially... You want the Democrats to remain speechless and astounded? The argument below is so powerful, I’m surprised the...
  • Rancher Turns the Table [On environmental groups by using their tactics]

    08/22/2005 5:30:23 PM PDT · by Brian328i · 43 replies · 3,084+ views
    WSJ Online ^ | August 19, 2005 | Jim Carlton
    ARIVACA, Ariz. -- Jim Chilton is one of hundreds of ranchers targeted by environmental groups for allegedly allowing cattle to despoil the West's backcountry. Now Mr. Chilton is showing ranchers how to turn the tables on the green groups by using their own playbook. The Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson is known for its lawsuits against ranching practices -- and for its methods of posting photos on the Internet that it says depict land destruction. So when the Center came after Mr. Chilton, he struck back with a defamation suit in Arizona Superior Court in Tucson last year. He...
  • The CCP’s Last-ditch Gamble: Biological and Nuclear War (Part 2 of an earlier post)

    08/05/2005 9:08:29 AM PDT · by wesley_windam-price · 3 replies · 837+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | Aug. 5, 2005 | San Renxing
    As The Epoch Times’ Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party spreads ever wider in China, the truth it speaks is awakening Chinese people to the true nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and inspiring them to cancel their Party memberships. With the number of people quitting the Party growing rapidly by the day, the Communist Party sees that the end is near. In a show of strength to save itself from demise, the CCP has brought out a sinister plan that it has been preparing for years, a last-ditch gamble to extend its life. This plan is laid out...
  • The CCP Gambles Insanely to Avoid Death (Part I)

    08/03/2005 1:16:42 PM PDT · by wesley_windam-price · 60 replies · 1,426+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | Aug. 3, 2005 | San Renxing
    In a show of strength to save itself from demise, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rolled out its sinister plan prepared for years, a plan in which the Party makes an insane gamble from its deathbed. It did so in the form of a “speech” posted on the Internet (see of April 23, 2005). The “speech” consists of two parts: “The War Is Approaching Us” and “The War Is Not Far from Us and Is the Midwife of the Chinese Century.” The two, judging from their echoing contexts and consistent theme, are indeed sister articles. The “speech” describes in...
  • U.S. seeks to delist Arizona's pygmy owl (Enviros bawling!)

    08/02/2005 6:52:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 386+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Aug 2, 2005 | Tony Davis and Mitch Tobin
    Federal officials took the first step Monday to remove the endangered status of Arizona's pygmy owls, whose protection sparked a tightening of development rules and a change in environmental consciousness in Pima County. Removal of federal protection may make it easier for some developments to be built on Tucson's fast-growing Northwest Side. The old-growth saguaro and ironwood forests there are considered prime owl habitat. But it won't roll back the tide of tougher development standards that local governments have pushed through in recent years, a top Pima County official and a leading homebuilders' spokesman said. Where an owl "delisting" is...
  • Even UN Admits Weapons Material Missing - (US military, Bush know facts they can't reveal now!)

    07/19/2005 4:00:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 1,204+ views
    It seems many may be in for the shock of their lives. But you never hear this information from mainstream ‘media’. We only hear that there is ‘no’ connection between Hussein and al-Qaeda. The ‘UN’, and New York Times are not exactly conservative ‘bastions’. But they’ve recently found evidence that may soften the most stubborn liberal idealist. Even some Christians are ‘doubting’ that the existing war on terrorism is a ‘Just War’. Lest we forget, in the beatitudes, Jesus says “Blessed are the peacemakers”. But that same Jesus told His disciples “let him who has no sword sell his mantle...
  • Center set to file suit, threatens another suit (ENVIRONUT TALIBAN ALERT)

    05/22/2005 7:15:26 AM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies · 730+ views
    SIERRA VISTA - An environmental group has two federal agencies and two state agencies in its sights for allegedly failing to protect the San Pedro River. The Army and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have earned the ire of the Center for Biological Diversity, which contends Fort Huachuca officials have failed to meet their contractual obligations with USFWS. The center also accuses the Arizona Department of Water Resources and state Attorney General's Office of engaging in fraud or not investigating fraudulent actions. Phoenix physician Robin Silver informed the two federal entities in March the center intended to sue if...
  • What else did Spain sell to Venezuela?

    04/08/2005 12:36:26 PM PDT · by alekboyd · 1 replies · 242+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 08.04.05 | Franco Aleman
    Besides transport and ocean surveillance planes, as well as patrol boats? Well, according to Spanish news agency Europa Press, during the first half of 2004 Spain sold to Chavez chemical warfare agents and radioactive materials to Venezuela worth €539.603 according to a report entitled "Spanish exports of defence materials and related products and technologies". The report, produced by Spain's Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, was revealed to Europe Press. Venezuela appeared as the twelfth buyer of such defence material to Spain for the period that saw José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero winning the vote over Partido Popular.
  • NZ-based ex-spy exposes Soviet secrets (biological weapons)

    02/20/2005 11:44:28 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 7 replies · 1,082+ views
    News Zealand "Stuff" ^ | Feb. 20, 2005 | NZ news
    A former KGB spy and expert on biological warfare has been living quietly in New Zealand for a decade. Anthony Hubbard reports. Alexander Kouzminov, green-eyed and serious, helped prepare Soviet war plans to poison the west. Now he is a Ministry of Health scientist doing environmental health and safety in New Zealand. Yes, he says in his Russianised English, I was a poacher and now I am a gamekeeper. He doesn't smile. Kouzminov is short and hard, a kung fu exponent and painter of watercolours. He likes organ music, French poetry, Pushkin, and privacy. But the secretive former spy has...
  • Goss Fears WMD attack in U.S. "a matter of time"

    02/17/2005 6:16:17 AM PST · by television is just wrong · 123 replies · 1,878+ views
    The Washington Times. ^ | 2/16/2005 | Bill Gertz
    Goss fears WMD attack in U.S. 'a matter of time' By Bill Gertz THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senior U.S. intelligence leaders told Congress yesterday that "it may only be a matter of time" before terrorists try to use weapons of mass destruction against the United States. In his first public appearance since becoming CIA director in September, Porter J. Goss used the annual worldwide threat hearing to issue the prediction, while another federal official said the FBI knows little about al Qaeda sleeper cells such as the September 11 terrorists. "It may be only a matter of time before al Qaeda...