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  • Time Hoard: Missing episodes of Doctor Who from 1960s found gathering dust in cupboard in Nigeria

    10/10/2013 10:23:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:16 EST, 10 October 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Nine long-lost episodes of Doctor Who which have not been seen since the 1960s have been recovered after they were tracked down to a store room in Nigeria, gathering dust. The discovery will cause much excitement for devotees of the long-running series, for which there are dozens of missing episodes dating back to its early years The previously lost nine shows were among 11 traced to a television relay station and the find brings back to life an entire six-episode story, while another is almost complete. The newly found programs—which introduce the character of Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, better known to audiences...
  • No country will dare attack Iran – top military commander

    05/04/2006 3:08:33 PM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies · 910+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | 04MAY06 | Iran Focus
    Tehran, Iran, May 04 – A senior Iranian military commander said on Thursday that no country would dare attack the Islamic Republic since Iran had “scientific knowledge” about the “enemies’ weak points”. “With the scientific knowledge obtained about the enemies’ weak points, no country would dare or has the capability to attack Iran”, Chief of the army’s Ground Forces, Brigadier General Mohammad-Hossein Dadress, said. His comments were reported by the state-run news agency Fars. In April, Dadress said that Iran’s missile capabilities would guarantee its “national interests”. “We do not need foreign support. We have an adequate missile capability which...
  • The passing of a friend

    04/03/2006 1:37:41 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 2 replies · 720+ views ^ | April 3, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Reflecting on his childhood, Brigadier General Dean Carlton DuBois, Sr. recalled his mother’s quip: “You look like you’re full of enthusiastics.” Though he remembered the phrase as awkwardly charming, it would define his character, even in the darkest days prior to his death.
  • An Empire Built of Paper (Paleo Barf Alert)

    03/26/2006 5:09:28 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 9 replies · 568+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | March 27, 2006 | Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
    -snip- The president moves about like Caesar Augustus, with a vast, graded court of civil and military aides, doctors, secretaries, valets, hairdressers, makeup artists, bodyguards, drivers, baggage handlers, cooks, food tasters, Praetorian guards, snipers, centurions, bulletproof limos, a portable hospital, and an armored rostrum. And that’s when he travels in the U.S. -snip- After all, the long-term mean value of paper currency is zero. Is the dollar magic, so that it is permanently immune from the norm? For the last 100 years, it has lost value more quickly than the Roman denarius after Nero. -snip-
  • Paleo Pat Wants... Well, What?

    03/17/2006 9:25:41 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 81 replies · 1,177+ views ^ | 03/17/06 | Rich Karlgaard
    -snip- Economic patriotism means, I gather, kicking Toyota and Nissan out of the U.S. Yes, what an unfair advantage these manufacturers have down there in Tennessee and Alabama. Their workers actually show up for work. Imagine that! They have an average daily absentee rate of 2%. Up in Michigan, Buchanan country, the average daily absentee rate in a union auto factory is 10% to 12%. But let’s bring this back in the name of economic patriotism. -snip-
  • “The Right Sort of Men” (Iraqis taking charge of their country)

    12/05/2005 10:19:04 AM PST · by Moonraker · 19 replies · 1,139+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 5, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    As in bombing campaigns launched prior to previous elections in that country, the insurgents have failed to break the will of the Iraqi people. And U.S. officials on the ground have been telling me that the Iraqi people are becoming as disturbed by attacks on American forces, as they are on their own. "They're fed up with it," says Col. Cloy. And for reasons as simple as the fact that Iraqi civilians have come to know and befriend many of the young American soldiers and Marines who patrol their villages and neighborhoods.
  • Former fort commander predicts 'bloody day' for Iraq's election (and get's it Wrong! Ha-Ha!)

    01/30/2005 12:32:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies · 1,311+ views
    OAKTON, Va. - If insurgents in Iraq have their way today, it will be horrific in that country as Iraqis reach out for democracy, Fort Huachuca's former commander said. "It will be a bloody day, there will be more targets as voters line up," said James Marks, a retired Army brigadier general. Marks has been in military intelligence most of his life. Now he works as the senior vice president of intelligence and security for McNeil Technology. As he has occasionally done since retiring, Marks will appear on CNN today as an intelligence expert. This time, he is appearing on...