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  • Clerk Who Boxes Beats up Would-Be Robbery Suspect

    10/07/2014 10:15:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 7, 2014
    A would-be robbery suspect was beaten up when he found out the hard way that a convenience store clerk on the University of Pittsburgh campus is also a former Golden Gloves boxing champ. The boxer, Eric Sydnor, told KDKA-TV he just did what he had to do when 45-year-old Leverett Johnson walked into the convenience store with a gun Saturday night. "He got slammed," Sydnor told the station. Johnson was still in the hospital Tuesday, recovering from the beating Sydnor administered, police said.
  • Injuries in explosives factory blast in north-west Bulgaria

    10/02/2014 4:09:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Sofia Globe ^ | 10/1/2014
    At least three people were injured in a powerful blast at an explosives factory in Gorni Lom in Bulgaria’s Vidin region on October 1. Unconfirmed media reports said that about 15 people were on shift at the time of the explosion and it was feared that they were dead. Two of the injured were admitted to hospital in Montana for treatment for fractures while another victim was in hospital in Vidin. None was in critical condition, reports said. The scene of the blast was inaccessible because of secondary explosions. It also emerged that the Midzhur plant had a bad track...
  • Coast Guard Fires on Iranian Boat

    08/27/2014 3:20:37 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 21 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    An Iranian boat that pointed a machine gun at the crew of a US Coast Guard cutter took off after the Americans fired a warning shot in response, the Navy says. Military officials say the Monomoy, one of the Coast Guard vessels patrolling international waters in the Persian Gulf, dispatched an inflatable boat to investigate the Iranian-flagged dhow—a traditional sailing vessel used for fishing and trading—and fired in self-defense after the dhow's gunner charged and aimed his weapon, Stars and Stripes reports. The Navy says no Americans were injured in the incident and it's not clear whether the dhow was...
  • The Hidden Gloom Underlying California's 'Boom'

    07/31/2014 7:08:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCM ^ | 07/31/2014 | By Carson Bruno
    Good news, in 2013, California's economy grew faster than the nation's - 2 percent vs. 1.8 percent. Many have used this as vindication that California's progressive policies, ranging from the 2012 Proposition 30 tax increases to implementation of AB 32's cap-and-trade scheme, are not hindering growth (some even suggest such policies are aiding the growth). However, focusing on the statewide number masks the bad news; California's growth is vastly inconsistent across its regions. And if we explore those differences - using Bureau of Economic Analysis 2001-to-2012 metropolitan-area statistics adjusted for inflation using the CPI-U-RS - the Golden State looks like...
  • Things That Go Boom!

    07/13/2014 10:36:43 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/2014 | N/A
    12 film clips of bridges, buildings, power plants etc being demo'd. They all blowed-up real good. Except for the one spectator who got a chunk of metal in his leg...
  • Explosion Kills 2 at Escambia County Jail in Pensacola, Florida

    05/01/2014 2:41:40 AM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies
    NBC ^ | May 1, 2014 | Cassandra Vinograd and Jason Cumming
    At least two inmates died and more than 100 other people were injured when an apparent gas explosion collapsed part of a county jail in Pensacola, Florida, on Wednesday. The blast occurred at the Escambia County Jail's Central Booking Facility at around 11 p.m. local time (midnight Thursday ET), officials said. Kathleen Castro, the county’s public information officer, confirmed the deaths to NBC News and said the both prisoners and corrections officials were among the wounded. About 600 prisoners were in the building at the time. Uninjured inmates were being moved to other detention facilities, authorities added. A victim of...
  • Artillery Solutions: Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System (And you can mount it into your truck!)

    03/27/2014 10:13:01 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 41 replies
    Mandus Group ^ | Current | Mandus Group
    Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y042UlZRxEo The Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System is a lightweight, modular, high-performance howitzer designed to be integrated with many types of combat transportation. By utilizing emerging technologies, it will set the standard for light artillery in the areas of firepower, tactical mobility, strategic deployability and command and control. The Hawkeye will be a superior alternative to existing weapon systems such as the 106mm Recoilless Rifle, 120mm Mortar, and other 105mm artillery systems due to its low cost precision strike capability. The Hawkeye has incorporated a groundbreaking modular design. Due to its lightweight and low recoil forces it can be...
  • Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

    "BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said."
  • Military Photo of the Day

    01/19/2014 6:34:40 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 8 replies
    MILPOD ^ | 19 Jan 2014 | MILPOD
    Sgt. Richard A. Darvial and Spc. Corey C. Canterbury, Bayonet Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, fire mortar rounds from a ridge overlooking the Ganjgal Valley in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Dec. 2010.U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell.
  • Meteorologist: Loud boom that shook the Brainerd lakes area seems consistent with meteor event

    12/30/2013 12:46:01 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 12-30-13 | AP
    BRAINERD, Minn. — Residents in the Brainerd lakes area reported seeing flashes of light streaking across the sky and hearing a boom that rattled homes and buildings, and meteorologists say the reports are consistent with a meteor event. The reports started flowing in to authorities on Friday between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., the Brainerd Dispatch reported (http://bit.ly/1cPPrbq ). Some residents said they saw a turquoise streak light up the sky, and others say a bright light illuminated their homes, even darkened rooms where the drapes were closed.
  • Israeli rockets strike Damascus military site - reports (Videos)

    05/04/2013 8:37:07 PM PDT · by silentknight · 74 replies
    RT News ^ | Published time: May 05, 2013 00:02 | Staff
    <p>Fresh strikes in Syria. Large explosions reported in Damascus and in northern Syria.</p>
  • 7 Reasons Why Oil Prices Won't Plunge

    04/30/2013 1:38:33 AM PDT · by Laurent.w · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 29th 2013 | Christopher Helman
    U.S. oil output is now at 6.5 million bbl per day, in third place after Saudi Arabia and Russia (both at roughly 9.8 million bpd). There are seven good reasons why we will not see a sustained plunge in crude. - The decline rate in the Gulf of Mexico, for instance, is 23%, with the North Sea is about 10%. That means the industry needs to develop a new Saudi Arabia every two years, just to stay even. - Despite the enormous growth in the U.S., the costs of getting that oil out are growing at unprecedented rates. Bernstein figures...
  • OECD Says Oil Prices Could Reach $150-$270 By 2020

    03/23/2013 2:33:16 PM PDT · by Laurent.w · 32 replies
    4-traders ^ | 6 March 2013 | Jenny Gross
    Oil prices could rise to anywhere between $150 and $270 a barrel by 2020 as demand growth in emerging markets like India and China out paces expected supply, the OECD said Wednesday. The report shows the central role that Asian oil demand will play in determining prices, even as the U.S. reduces its need for energy imports amid a surge in its unconventional hydrocarbons production. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Energy reported China overtook the U.S. as the world's largest net oil importer.
  • Any jobs in Texas or North Dakota Oil Patch?

    01/30/2013 3:03:05 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 57 replies
    Vanity | January 30, 2013 | Mutt the Hoople
    I just lost my job last Friday. I have a Petroleum Engineering degree and a Civil Engineering license. I have over 12 years experience in Geotechnical work. I'm proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and several Engineering programs. I also know how to work manual labor for 12 hour shifts or more.
  • The Most Accurate Economist On Wall Street Sees A Big Bullish Wildcard For America

    12/21/2012 1:32:51 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-21-2012 | Sam Ro
    The Most Accurate Economist On Wall Street Sees A Big Bullish Wildcard For America Sam RoDec. 21, 2012, 2:05 PM One of the most bullish economic stories in the world has been the recent recovery of the U.S. housing market. Maury Harris, UBS's Chief U.S. Economist, is particularly optimistic considering the snapback of housing formation, which is now back above 1 million per year. We recently had lunch with Harris, who is repeatedly recognized as the most accurate economist on Wall Street and is one of Bloomberg's 50 most influential people in the world. Harris pointed to one housing market...
  • Church Explodes on Thieves: 'God Watches Over the Evil and the Good'

    12/16/2012 9:24:48 AM PST · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Dec 16, 2012 | Sami K. Martin
    A church explosion took two thieves by surprise during the middle of an attempted robbery. Police are asking for the public's help in bringing the two men to justice. "Our security alarms went off at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, and that's when our church member Homer Pate notified the Harris County Sheriff's department of the robbery," deacon Michael Kirtley told ABC News. According to Kirtley, two men apparently tried to steal the copper from the Westway Baptist Church's electric cable. Instead, what they managed to leave with were burns that would most likely require medical attention. Surveillance footage captured the...
  • Sudan blames Israel for Khartoum arms factory blast

    10/24/2012 11:42:18 PM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 October 2012 | BBC
    The Sudanese government says it believes Israel was responsible for explosions at a military factory in the capital Khartoum on Tuesday. Culture and Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman said four Israeli planes attacked the factory and two people were killed. Israel has not commented. Sudan has blamed Israel for such attacks in the past. Correspondents say Israel believes weapons are being smuggled through the region to Gaza. Leaked US State Department documents three years ago suggested that Sudan was secretly supplying Iranian arms to Hamas in the Gaza Strip. In April 2011, Khartoum held Israel responsible for an air strike...
  • Ezra Klei of WaPo: Five reasons the economy may be about to boom

    09/05/2012 9:36:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washingto (Com)Post ^ | 09/05/2012 | Ezra Klein
    <p>1. “The housing sector is improving. … the first signs of renewal have appeared: prices are rising in almost half of the country’s major housing markets. Pent-up demand is huge. Goldman Sachs expects housing starts to hit 1.4m annually by 2015, up from 700,000 this year. After 2015, the total will rise further and boost GDP, as household formation rates and the starts-to-population ratio revert to historical norms.”</p>
  • North Dakota Boom Shows Importance Of Free Markets

    07/21/2012 9:33:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/21/2012 | Michael Barone
    This is a tale of two cities. No, not Dickens' phlegmatic London and passionate Paris. Nor the two neighborhoods Charles Murray contrasted in his recent best-seller "Coming Apart" — prosperous but isolated Belmont (actually, Mitt Romney's home for decades) and needy and disorganized Fishtown. These two cities have names you may not recognize but which you have probably read about in the last few years: Fremont and Williston. Fremont, Calif., is the southernmost city in California's East Bay, just around the corner from (well, a few freeway exits away from) Silicon Valley. It's not as upscale as Palo Alto or...
  • 10 Largest Caliber Weapons Ever

    05/24/2012 7:30:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 2012 | David Hambling
    10 Largest Caliber Weapons Ever Most weapons, from .45 automatics to 155-mm howitzers, are described in terms of caliber—the diameter of their projectile. These are the biggest of the big. Some are impractical showpieces built to satisfy the outsize egos of dictators such as Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein. Others are pure demonstrations of extreme gunsmithing. All of them pack a punch. Largest Muzzle-Loading Cannon The Tsar Cannon was cast in bronze in 1586 and weighs 40 tons. Its 35-inch bore and could fire about 1800 pounds of stone grapeshot, earning it the nickname the Russian Shotgun. It was never...
  • TSA Unable To Detect 33% Of Land Mines Sent Through Security

    05/05/2012 10:08:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Jalopnik - Planelopnik News ^ | May 2, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    TSA Unable To Detect 33% Of Land Mines Sent Through Security A mechanical engineer from the Army's Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey was stopped by TSA officers at Newark Airport after they found two Claymore mines in her bag. This would be a victory for the TSA had they not just let the woman's co-worker through with a similar mine in their checked baggage. Which government agency deserves your scorn, the one whose employees tried to bring anti-personnel mines (even inert ones) on a plane or the one whose employees didn't detect a third of them?
  • Warning! Be Careful Out there!

    04/24/2012 12:17:04 PM PDT · by JDoutrider · 35 replies
    XXXX County Transportation Service ^ | 4/19/12 | County authorities
    From: XXX County Transportation Adopt a Highway Subject: BE CAREFUL! A warning we have been made aware of states that kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and water into plastic drink bottles, capping it up and leaving it on lawns, gardens, driveways, in mail boxes just waiting for you to pick it up with the intention of putting it into the rubbish bags. Know that you may never make it! If the bottle is picked up, shaken, even just a little, in about thirty seconds or less, it can build up sufficient gas to explode with enough force to remove...
  • (US Forest Service Standard Procedure) Yes, There Is a Right Way to Blow Up an Animal Carcass

    04/18/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 18, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Yes, there is a right way to blow up an animal carcass This, according to the US Forest Service document entitled "Obliterating Animal Carcasses with Explosives," is the right way. See those rectangles? Those represent sticks of dynamite. Their placement demonstrates how they should be positioned in order to achieve what the document calls "total obliteration." Pro-tip: The diagram up top illustrates how to explode a carcass when it needs to be eliminated quickly and absolutely. Under less urgent circumstances, the explosive placement illustrated below (corresponding to "partial obliteration") should suffice. Pro-tip #2: In some cases, it is probably best...
  • Newt smacks Romney down and destroys his aspirations!

    01/21/2012 4:40:25 PM PST · by Vendome · 33 replies
    Vanity | 1/21/2012 | Vendome
    Newt TKO's Romney by 10!
  • ECRI Recession Watch: Decline In Growth Index Continues To Moderate

    11/19/2011 3:44:17 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    Advisor Perspectives ^ | 11-18-2011 | Doug Short
    ECRI Recession Watch: Decline In Growth Index Continues To Moderate By Doug Short November 18, 2011 The Weekly Leading Index (WLI) growth indicator of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) posted -7.9 in its latest reading, data through November 11. The latest public data point is less negative than last week's -8.5 and continues the trend off its interim low of -10.1 on October 14. Last week I posted the November 7th CNBC interview with Lakshman Achuthan, the Co-founder of ECRI. I'm again including video because ECRI continues to feature it on their website here, which I see as evidence...
  • Double your salary in the middle of nowhere, North Dakota (oil boom)

    10/06/2011 4:23:37 AM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/28/11 | Blake Ellis
    Believe it or not, a place exists where companies are hiring like crazy, and you can make $15 an hour serving tacos, $25 an hour waiting tables and $80,000 a year driving trucks. You just have to move to North Dakota. Specifically, to one of the tiny towns surrounding the oil-rich Bakken formation, estimated to hold anywhere between 4 billion and 24 billion barrels of oil. Oil companies have only recently discovered ways to tap this reserve. And along with the manpower needed to extract the oil, the town is now scrambling to find workers to support the new rush...
  • Government dollars fuel wealth: D.C. enclaves reap rewards of contracting boom

    08/16/2011 6:10:57 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2011 | Annie Gowen
    Millions of dollars worth of federal contracts transformed Anita Talwar from a government accounting clerk into a wealthy woman — one who can afford a $2.8 million home in the Washington suburbs with its own elevator, wine cellar and Swarovski crystal chandeliers. Talwar, a 59-year-old immigrant from India, had no idea that she and her husband would amass a small fortune when she launched a company providing tech support to the federal government in 1987. But she shrewdly took advantage of programs for minority-owned small businesses and rode a boom in federal contracting. Talwar’s success — and that of hundreds...
  • LNG tank valve won't release gas. Help.

    07/24/2011 3:23:13 PM PDT · by VA Voter · 152 replies
    7/24/2011 | self
    I filled a 20lb LNG tank this afternoon and now with the valve open it won't release the gas. BBQ ruined. The guy where I got the gas says the valve is stuck or broken closed inside. Is there anything I can do?
  • Reserve Soldiers Train On New, Big Gun At Camp Ripley (MN)

    06/22/2011 9:15:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 6/22/11 | WCCO Staff
    Minnesota soldiers got a chance to train with the latest and greatest in new weapons on Wednesday at Camp Ripley. It’s the M-777 canon designed to hit a target with near complete accuracy up to 15 miles away. The state of Minnesota now has 12 of the big guns and Minnesota National Guard troops had a chance to fire the weapons up. “Two million dollars for a Howitzer, you can’t put a price on a life. It’s a small price to pay, if we can keep our soldiers alive down range,” said Minnesota National Guard Capt. Steve Hall. The soldiers...
  • May housing starts rise 3.5% after rough April

    06/16/2011 7:10:23 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 5 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 6.16.11 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Ground-breaking on new U.S. housing units recovered a bit in May after a sharp drop in April, but remained well below levels that would provide any boost to the economy. Starts rose 3.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000, but remain 5.6% below March, the Commerce Department said. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch were expecting a smaller gain, with starts forecasted to rise to a 550,000 rate. See MarketWatch calendar with forecasts of major indicators.
  • Five Taliban Militants Killed in Nuristan

    05/21/2011 9:59:00 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 9 replies
    Tolo News ^ | 05-21-11 | Staff, TOLOnews
    At least five Taliban militants were killed and five others were wounded in an exlosion in eastern Nuristan province on Friday, local officials said. The blast happened at 12:00 am local time when Taliban in Chatras area of Nuristan were teaching a 12-year-old boy how to perform a sucide attack, and the explosion occurred when they tied a suicide vest on him, Gen. Shams-ur-Rahman Zahid, police chief of Nuristan province told TOLOnews. Two Arab militants were also killed in the incident, he added. Nuristan borders Pakistan and militants are active in most of its villages. It comes as more than...
  • Mystery Boom in Virginia Likely a Meteor

    05/14/2011 10:08:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Space.com ^ | 5/12/11
    Tuesday evening, residents across Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Suffolk, Va., dialed 911 to report what sounded what a large explosion. Today, a NASA scientist explained that it might have been a meteor. The area is home to several military bases, so residents are accustomed to loud sounds. This was out of the ordinary, though; several 911 callers reported a loud noise that rattled their screen doors and windows. One woman told the local television station, WAVY, that it felt like an earthquake. That's not uncharacteristic for a sonic boom created by a meteor, said Joe Zawodny, a senior research scientist...
  • Is A US Boom On The Horizon? The end of Quantitative Easing Will be Great for Our economy.

    05/13/2011 6:51:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 05/13/2011 | Joe Calhoun
    Key EXCERPT: If one believes as I do that QE II has been negative for the economy it is logical to now anticipate the opposite as we near the end of the program. Just as the effects of QE II were felt before its actual implementation, so too will the effects of its end be anticipated. That appears to be happening now. Commodity prices that started rising before the start of QE are now peaking before the end. Interest rates that rose with QE are now falling. For the economy, the end of QE should be positive as commodity prices...
  • Tractor-trailer rig carrying explosives from McAlester Army Ammunition Plant crashes in Okla.

    05/11/2011 4:18:51 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 2 replies
    KFSM.COM ^ | 11 May 2011 | KRISTI EATON
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A tractor trailer rig carrying explosives from the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant that was involved in a crash on Interstate 40 has been moved. Representatives from Fort Sill Army Post in Lawton inspected the truck Wednesday afternoon and the vehicle was moved from the scene. Deputy Fire Chief Cecil Clay says the semi had 28,000 pounds of military ordnance inside. Officials had to wait for military authorization for the load to be checked.
  • The Boom America is Forfeiting. Aussies Party like it's 1999, But in the USA it's more like 1937.

    05/02/2011 7:10:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2011 | Jeffrey Folks
    Australians are partying like it's 1999, but for Americans it's more like 1937.  That's the year recovery from the Great Depression, already under way when FDR took office, collapsed under the weight of Keynesian spending and settled into four more years of economic stagnation. One reason why Australians are so well off is that under the benign policies of conservative leader John Howard, their energy and mining industries were allowed to function unimpeded.  Whether that pro-growth tax and regulatory environment will continue under current Prime Minister Julia Guillard is doubtful, but for the present Australians are reaping the rewards...
  • The Clinton Tax Increases Did Not Cause the 1990s Economic Boom

    04/25/2011 3:29:33 AM PDT · by Son House · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 22, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We start in Indianapolis. This is John. Great to have you, sir. You're up first. You set the tone for the day as far as callers are concerned. It's a very important role that has befallen you. CALLER: Hey, Rush. I know it's a heavy responsibility. Hey, the reason I'm calling is there's talk out there now about how the great Clinton tax increase of the early nineties spurred economic growth, and it's a lie that we have to keep combating. I know you do it but what people have to remember is that in the wake of that...
  • Oil-Drilling Boom Under Way

    02/10/2011 8:45:33 AM PST · by NRG1973 · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Jouranl via YahooFinance ^ | February 10, 2011 | Ryan Dezember and Matt Day
    Oil-drilling activity in the U.S. has accelerated to a pace not seen in a generation as energy companies, oilfield contractors and landowners rush to exploit newly profitable sources of crude. The number of rigs aiming for oil in the U.S. is the highest since at least 1987, according to Baker Hughes Inc. The 818 rigs tallied by the oilfield-service company last week are nearly double last year's count and about 10 times the number that were drilling for oil in the late 1990s. While the drilling surge is unlikely to yield enough crude to alter the global oil-supply picture, analysts...
  • Factories boom, but with few new workers

    02/07/2011 10:33:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 84 replies
    msnbc ^ | 2/7/11
    Productivity gains mean many low-skilled workers are shut out The U.S. manufacturing sector is roaring back after the worst recession in generations. So why aren’t factory jobs coming back as quickly? One big reason: Business executives like Drew Greenblatt, owner of Baltimore-based Marlin Steel Wire Products, have figured out how to make more widgets with the same number of workers. To do so, he's had to upgrade the skills — and wages — of his employees. But his profits are bigger than ever.
  • So you want to buy an AR-15, huh? (Vanity?)

    01/01/2011 10:02:58 PM PST · by scott7278 · 91 replies
    Officer.com ^ | 1-23-2008 | jwise
    INTRO Let me guess, you have seen a few models in your local store, you have seen some ads in the gun rags, and a "guy" you know thinks his rifle is "the best." And now you need some help separating the wheat from the chaff, and have come here to find out what is best for you. Am I close? I am going to assume you plan to take this into harm's way, or at least want a rifle CAPABLE of being taken onto a "two-way" range. If you just want a recreational shooter, just pick up whatever fits...
  • What Caused this Gangbusters Commodity Boom?

    12/30/2010 7:02:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 12+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 12/29/2010 | Daniel Dicker
    Commodities have been the story of 2010, having been much more robust than any other capital market this year. Oil is up a relatively weak 22%, a paltry move in comparison to metals like copper, up more than 30%, or silver, up 70%. Soft commodities have shown even greater strength, with corn, wheat, coffee up around 50% for the year while cotton has nearly doubled in price. What the heck is going on ? I've been following and trading commodities for most of my adult life and while I have seen moves like these in the past, this universal commodity...
  • Authorities Find 'Improvised Explosives' Inside Connecticut Home

    12/16/2010 7:53:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16. 2010
    DEVELOPING: Authorities have found what appear to be "improvised explosives" and materials to make homemade bombs at a home in Connecticut. [Snip] Police and FBI agents are at the scene Thursday and authorities are waiting for a judge to sign a search warrant application.
  • Blogger Overlord Ceremony in Huffman, TX

    12/11/2010 6:14:53 PM PST · by Allegra · 422 replies
    Humblegunner's Place | 11 Dec 2010 | Self
    Today, some of the Pimpbusters held a social event at Blogger Overlord Central Command (BOCC.) One of the topics discussed (and tested) was new and innovative techniques for Blogpimp Deterrent Systems (BPDS). Please see the video here. Excerpt. Read more at Just kidding! No excerpt! We're not blogpimps.
  • Boom On 9/11/2010 In the North GA Mountains

    The Rev. Terry Jones caved. We did not. Here's what happens when one pound of Tannerite meets the Quran. One shot from an AR15 sends this hate manual straight to Allah. After the smoke cleared, we celebrated by eating a delicious pulled pork BBQ sandwich. MMMMM PORK. This is how we do it in the hills of North Georgia, USA. Florida, not so much.
  • 'Ten killed' in Mogadishu blast as militants blamed (Self Goal x 2 )

    08/21/2010 5:10:01 PM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 August 2010 | BBC
    At least 10 people are believed to have been killed in a powerful explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The dead were reported to have been anti-government militants, thought to have been killed when their bombs exploded prematurely. The militiamen died in two separate blasts, 10 while preparing a car bomb and another as he planted a roadside bomb, it was reported. The blasts early on Saturday were heard across the city. Three Pakistanis, two Indians, an Afghan and an Algerian were among the dead, the Somali Information Ministry said in a statement. The government cited "security sources" as the...
  • What Boycott? Arizona Tourism is Booming

    07/30/2010 11:26:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1+ views
    FOX NEWS PHOENIX ^ | 07/30/2010
    PHOENIX - When SB1070 was signed into law, there were calls from Los Angeles to St. Paul to Boston to boycott Arizona. City councils, businesses, organizations, and even musicians vowed not to travel to Arizona, because of our stance on illegal immigration. But one study shows, the boycott strategy didn't deliver the knockout punch some hoped for. The study found that occupancy rates at Arizona hotels are up more than 5 percent in May, and more than 11 percent compared to last year. The state raked in $48 million in tourism dollars. The boom in numbers is apparently thanks in...
  • US orders BP to report on 'seep' at Gulf oil well

    07/18/2010 7:34:15 PM PDT · by Flavius · 63 replies · 1+ views
    afp ^ | 7/15/10 | afp
    The US government has ordered BP to report on a "detected seep" and other "anomalies" near the Gulf of Mexico oil well as experts monitor the seabed for cracks after the months-long gusher was capped.
  • Shelved Oil Spill Cleanup Invention Could Have Helped In Gulf

    06/10/2010 11:43:46 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 17 replies · 741+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 28, 2010 | James Ottar Grundvig
    The U.S. Coast Guard has complained that there is not enough plastic tubing in the United States to construct the booms needed to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. And neither BP, the Coast Guard, nor any other part of the U.S. government seems to understand how to effectively clean up the fouled Gulf. A technology that could effectively and actively remove oil from the surface of the ocean in all weather conditions would be a huge advance for the efforts going on in the Gulf right now. In fact, such a technology was designed and tested in the...
  • China Real Estate: Boom Not Limited to Just Beijing, Shanghai Magnet Markets

    05/11/2010 10:35:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 268+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 05/11/2010 | Patrick Chovanec
    There was a good article this week issued by Reuters, and authored by Langi Chiang and David Stanway, on yet another part of China where a booming real estate market is raising serious concerns. Hainan is a tropical island off the country’s southern coast, part of the region I call China’s Back Door, which is being developed as a “fun in the sun” tourist destination. The island has already seen one real estate boom and bust in the early 1990s, and is now a focal point for property speculators all across China. The reason I mention the article is because...
  • Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    05/03/2010 3:19:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,060+ views
    al.com ^ | 5/3/10 | Ben Raines
    If U.S. officials had followed up on a 1994 response plan for a major Gulf oil spill, it is possible that the spill could have been kept under control and far from land. The problem: The federal government did not have a single fire boom on hand. burn2.jpgView full size(AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Sawyer)This April 28, 2010 image made from video released by the Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Command, shows an in situ burn in the Gulf of Mexico, in response to the oil spill after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon. The "In-Situ Burn"...
  • U.N. agency fears Iran may be working on nuclear warhead

    02/18/2010 2:56:00 PM PST · by huac · 20 replies · 327+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/18/10 04:08 PM ET | Bridget Johnson
    An International Atomic Energy Agency report expresses worry that Iran may be working on a nuclear warhead..lAEA... confirmed that Iran had indeed enriched uranium to nearly 20 percent, a claim made by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during revolutionary anniversary festivities last week but rebuffed by the White House..."We do not believe they have the capability to enrich to the degree they say they are enriching," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said at last Thursday's daily briefing... But the IAEA report said that Iran had hit 19.8 percent enrichment on two days last week...State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Thursday. "We...