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  • World's largest solar plant scorching birds in Nevada desert

    02/16/2014 2:30:44 AM PST · by Fzob · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/15/2014 | Fox News
    A stretch of the Mojave Desert has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, but the milestone is being met with criticism from environmental groups concerned about the effect of solar energy on desert wildlife. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal land near the California-Nevada border, formally opened Thursday after years of regulatory and legal tangles ranging from relocating tortoises to assessing the impact on plants. The $2.2 billion complex of three generating units, owned by NRG Energy Inc.,...
  • Shutdown Puts Federal Worker Union Rights in Jeopardy

    10/05/2013 3:10:28 AM PDT · by Fzob · 16 replies
    Labor Notes ^ | October 04, 2013 | Howard Egerman
    Not only are some federal employees working without knowing whether we’ll be paid, we’re also doing it without union representation on the job. -.....(The horror) So we find that Congress, besides possibly creating a new class of involuntary servitude for federal employees, has also acted to attempt to bust our union. (Seriously?)
  • 8 People Planned Parenthood Hates the Most

    05/12/2013 3:35:15 AM PDT · by Fzob · 7 replies
    Matt and Pat Archbold ^ | May 03, 2013 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    Lila Rose - You can't overestimate the intensity of hatred that Planned Parenthood feels for Lila Rose. You see, representatives of Planned Parenthood never talk about abortion or babies in public. It's weird. Planned Parenthood aborts babies. It’s what they do. It’s their job.
  • Starbucks CEO: We support marriage equality, and if you don’t like it, sell your stock

    03/21/2013 7:17:53 PM PDT · by Fzob · 107 replies
    LGBTQNATION ^ | 03/21/2013
    Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz on Wednesday defended the company’s decision to support marriage equality, and told investors that if they weren’t on board, they could sell their stock and go elsewhere. Howard Schultz Last year, the Seattle-based company announced its support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state, prompting opponents of the measure — notably the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage — to launch a boycott of Starbucks. At the company’s annual meeting Wednesday, shareholder Tom Strobhar described Starbucks’ first-quarter performance as disappointing, and suggested that was due in part to the boycott. “In the first fill quarter after...
  • Study: Less Than 10% of Indian MBA Graduates Are ‘Employable’

    03/11/2013 7:33:48 PM PDT · by Fzob · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal India ^ | December 12, 2012 | Preetika Rana
    India’s estimated 3,300 business schools churn out tens of thousands of management graduates each year. But only a small fraction of them are “employable,” or possess basic skills necessary to work in sectors ranging from marketing to finance, according to an unpublished study. B-School graduates are finding out the hard way. Hitesh Kumar, who completed his MBA from a business school in Allahabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, earlier this year, has been unable to find a job as an investment banker. ............... Aspiring Minds based its conclusions on a so-called “employability test” it conducted on 32,000 MBA graduates...
  • FreeRepublic is back in my favorites list (Vanity)

    03/10/2013 10:29:06 AM PDT · by Fzob · 9 replies
    vanity | 03/10/2013 | Fzob
    Whomever fixed FR I want to say thank you. I had almost stopped posting or visiting over the last few years because the site was so slow it made me nuts trying to participate.
  • The Four-Year Honeymoon Will the press ever give Obama tough coverage?

    01/06/2013 3:25:31 AM PST · by Fzob · 36 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 01/14/2012 | Fred Barnes
    President Obama never disappoints. When the monthly unemployment rate fails to drop, forget it. What’s important is the number of jobs created. But when the rate actually does drop, forget the growth (or lack of it) in jobs. It’s the rate that matters. And don’t blame Obama for the persistence of slow economic growth and high joblessness. That’s the “new normal.” As for the millions of dropouts from the job market, that’s no big deal, hardly worth more than a passing mention. Full credit is due Obama for his role in the overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi. He was...
  • The Doghouse

    12/08/2008 7:06:07 PM PST · by Fzob · 19 replies · 811+ views
    JC Penny ^ | ? | ?
    See what life is like inside the doghouse.
  • Everything seemingly is spinning out of control

    06/22/2008 4:04:46 AM PDT · by Fzob · 3 replies · 48+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sat Jun 21, 3:14 PM ET | ALAN FRAM and EILEEN PUTMAN
    Horatio Alger, twist in your grave. The can-do, bootstrap approach embedded in the American psyche is under assault. Eroding it is a dour powerlessness that is chipping away at the country's sturdy conviction that destiny can be commanded with sheer courage and perseverance. The sense of helplessness is even reflected in this year's presidential election. Each contender offers a sense of order — and hope. Republican John McCain promises an experienced hand in a frightening time. Democrat Barack Obama promises bright and shiny change, and his large crowds believe his exhortation, "Yes, we can." Even so, a battered public seems...
  • Belgium releases 14 terror suspects

    12/22/2007 7:06:19 AM PST · by Fzob · 7 replies · 103+ views
    Yahoo (ap) ^ | 12/22/07 | PAUL AMES
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian authorities on Saturday released 14 suspects detained over an alleged plot to free an al-Qaida prisoner after a court decided there was insufficient evidence to hold them for more than 24 hours, the Federal Prosecutor's office said. ADVERTISEMENT The government's Crisis Center said the investigation was not over. And Lieve Pellens, spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office, said tightened anti-terrorism measures triggered by the arrest of the suspected Islamic militants on Friday would remain in place over the holidays. "We think there is still a threat," Pellens said in a telephone interview. Police picked up the 14...
  • Green Peace using kids to spread propaganda (YouTube Video)

    09/03/2007 4:17:29 AM PDT · by Fzob · 13 replies · 362+ views
    YouTube ^ | unk | Green Peace
    We Won't Be Cute, We Won't Be Patronized & We Won't Be Denied Our Future http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgvnqv1-_D4
  • Transformers the Movie: like Pearls before Swine

    07/13/2007 4:59:38 PM PDT · by Fzob · 11 replies · 470+ views
    wearechange.com loonies ^ | 07/06/07 | JohnySinoman
    I'm completely bewildered, pissed and nauseatingly disappointed at all of us Americans in general. Here we have a movie that is slated for release on 7-4-7: July 4th, 2007, Independence Day (Big fat f*kin hint!) It is THE blockbuster movie of the summer with soaring ticket sales. So... the movie begins with an intro describing the evolution of a particular race of beings on another planet, and how like all races, they were ultimately separated by one question, whether to wield power for good or for evil.... okay familiar, right? So fast forward ahead... Two waring factions of Alien life...
  • Granny Mercedes Airbag

    06/11/2006 4:53:36 AM PDT · by Fzob · 16 replies · 2,215+ views
    Goggle Video ^ | 5/10/2006 | handycam
    Sunday giggles Granny Mercedes Airbag
  • What Happens When There Is No Plan B? (or Conservatives made me have an abortion)

    06/04/2006 5:34:02 AM PDT · by Fzob · 224 replies · 3,571+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, June 4, 2006 | Dana L
    The conservative politics of the Bush administration forced me to have an abortion I didn't want. Well, not literally, but let me explain. I am a 42-year-old happily married mother of two elementary-schoolers. My husband and I both work, and like many couples, we're starved for time together. One Thursday evening this past March, we managed to snag some rare couple time and, in a sudden rush of passion, I failed to insert my diaphragm.
  • 10th Alabama church burns

    02/12/2006 3:48:20 AM PST · by Fzob · 25 replies · 531+ views
    CNN ^ | February 11, 2006 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Another Baptist church in Alabama was heavily damaged by fire Saturday night, becoming the 10th house of worship burned in recent weeks, police said. .... A Lamar County Sheriff's Department dispatcher said police are still trying to determine what caused the fire at the Beaverton Freewill Baptist Church in northwest Alabama. .... "When we got there, it obviously was in the beginning stages of the fire," Johnson said. "It was coming from the middle of the church. Then the fire began to rage. Then it engulfed the whole church." ... Investigators have been trying to determine the causes...
  • Analysis:Cartoon row partly Danes' fault (UPI blaming Danes)

    02/04/2006 3:54:32 PM PST · by Fzob · 46 replies · 868+ views
    UPI ^ | 02/04/06 | ROLAND FLAMINI
    Analysis:Cartoon row partly Danes' fault By ROLAND FLAMINIUPI Chief International CorrespondentWASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- In September, when the conservative Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed depicted as a terrorist, angry Arab ambassadors in Copenhagen requested a meeting with Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. They were demanding severe punishment of those responsible, as well as an official apology from the Danish government. Rasmussen refused to see them, arguing that the Danish government doesn't interfere with the press. By the time Rasmussen was forced to change his tune Friday demonstrators across the Islamic world were burning...
  • A Parable - The fundamental difference between left and right

    12/10/2005 6:34:40 AM PST · by Fzob · 13 replies · 1,332+ views
    email | Unkown | Unkown
    One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut. After the cut he asked about his bill and the barber replies: "I'm sorry, I cannot accept money from you; I'm doing community service this week" The florist is pleased and leaves the shop. Next morning When the barber goes to open there is a thank you card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door. Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he goes to Pay his bill the barber again replies: "I'm sorry, I cannot accept Money from you; I'm doing community...
  • Supernova Storm Wiped Out Mammoths?

    10/17/2005 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Fzob · 110 replies · 12,216+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Sept. 28, 2005 | Jennifer Viegas
    Sept. 28, 2005— A supernova blast 41,000 years ago started a deadly chain of events that led to the extinction of mammoths and other animals in North America, according to two scientists. If their supernova theory gains acceptance, it could explain why dozens of species on the continent became extinct 13,000 years ago. Mammoths and mastodons, both relatives of today's elephants, mysteriously died out then, as did giant ground sloths, a large-horned bison, a huge species of armadillo, saber-toothed cats, and many other animals and plants. Richard Firestone, a nuclear scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National...
  • Country is hurtling towards disintegration, Saudis warn

    09/23/2005 4:57:06 PM PDT · by Fzob · 81 replies · 1,652+ views
    The Guardian ^ | September 24, 2005 | Ewen MacAskill
    The Saudi government yesterday warned that Iraq is hurtling towards disintegration and that an election planned for December is unlikely to make any difference. The government said it was delivering this bleak assessment to both the US and British administrations as a matter of urgency. Saudi fears of a break-up were voiced by Prince Saud al-Faisal, the foreign minister, in an interview with Associated Press published yesterday, and at a meeting on Thursday night with the US media, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. He said: "The impression is gradually going toward disintegration. There seems to be...
  • Is This A New Dark Age? (Morford Whine)

    03/25/2005 4:43:03 AM PST · by Fzob · 18 replies · 799+ views
    SFGate ^ | 03/25/05 | Mark Morford
    Little proof to the contrary that we are indeed in a very long, bleak tunnel. Is there any light? Then come those times when you read about a 16-year-old girl slashing the throat of a 75-year-old woman for no apparent reason, a woman who was merely walking with her husband near a Berkeley public garden and it's right next to the one about the 16-year-old kid smiling and waving and donning a bulletproof vest before shooting nine people and himself to death in a remote, poverty-stricken region of Minnesota and you can feel the numbness like a wave.
  • 3 Things are Certain

    11/12/2004 1:19:09 PM PST · by Fzob · 1 replies · 524+ views
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    The Brothel The madam opened the brothel door to see a rather dignified, well-dressed good looking man in his late 40s or early 50s. "Can I help you?" she asked. "I want to see Yvette," the man replied. "Sir, Yvette is one of our most expensive ladies. Perhaps you would prefer someone else," said the madam. "No, I must see Yvette" was the man's reply. Just then, Yvette appeared and announced to the man that she charged $1,000 a visit. Without hesitation, the man pulled out ten one-hundred dollar bills and gave them to Yvette and they went upstairs. After...
  • Ten Reasons to Vote For George W. Bush

    09/23/2004 6:14:03 PM PDT · by Fzob · 2 replies · 494+ views
    The Washington Dispatch ^ | September 23, 2004 | James Atticus Bowden
    The ten reasons to vote for President George W. Bush weigh more than the ten reasons for voting against Sen. John F. Kerry. Of course, the sum of all twenty reasons is your vote to preserve and protect our Republic. This is the most important election in our lifetime.
  • Judge To Hear Case For NJ Special Election

    09/08/2004 4:52:20 AM PDT · by Fzob · 13 replies · 557+ views
    WCBS ^ | Sep 8, 2004
    Judge To Hear Case For NJ Special Election Lawsuit States NJ Voters Deprived Of Constitutional Rights Sep 8, 2004 6:53 am US/EasternTRENTON, N.J. (CBS) A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday that New Jersey voters should choose Gov. James E. McGreevey's interim replacement in a special election this November. A federal lawsuit filed Aug. 16 by two Princeton lawyers charged that McGreevey's impending resignation is actually a vacancy, and that by staying in office until it is not possible to hold a special election, he is depriving voters of their constitutional rights, including due process. The filing came...
  • Armed men kidnap two Italian women in Baghdad

    09/07/2004 1:16:12 PM PDT · by Fzob · 12 replies · 780+ views
    World AFP ^ | 09/07/04
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - Armed men kidnapped two Italian women working for a charity at gunpoint from their Baghdad offices along with two Iraqis, witnesses said. The two women, identified as Simona Pari and Simona Torretta, were working for the Italian charity Un Ponte Per Baghdad (Bridge to Baghdad) while the Iraqis worked for a non-governmental organisation called Intersource. Witnesses said the kidnappers drove up in three cars to the offices of the two organisations at 5 pm (1300 GMT) and seized the four hostages. In Rome, officials said Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had immediately been informed of the abduction...
  • McGreevey's call to FBI makes him fair game

    08/22/2004 5:03:38 AM PDT · by Fzob · 4 replies · 374+ views
    Phily Inquirer ^ | Sun, Aug. 22, 2004 | John Shiffman, Mitch Lipka and Wendy Ruderman
    McGreevey's call to FBI makes him fair gameWhen the governor sought an inquiry into an alleged Cipel extortion attempt, he invited authorities to go deeper. "It certainly could get interesting," an investigator said.By John Shiffman, Mitch Lipka and Wendy RudermanInquirer Staff Writers  When Gov. McGreevey asked the FBI to investigate an alleged extortion attempt by former aide Golan Cipel, the governor invited - perhaps inadvertently - intensified federal scrutiny of his own actions.Current and former law-enforcement officials are now expected to interview McGreevey's inner circle and review schedules, phone logs, and other sensitive records - all with the governor's...
  • Bush has to go

    08/07/2004 6:42:01 AM PDT · by Fzob · 12 replies · 496+ views
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    Subj: Fw: Senior Citizen I am a senior citizen. During the Clinton Administration I had an extremely good and well paying job. I took numerous vacations and had several vacation homes. Since President Bush took office, I have watched my entire life change for the worse. I lost my job. I lost my two sons in that terrible Iraqi War. I lost my home. I lost my health insurance. As a matter of fact, I lost virtually everything and became homeless. Adding insult to injury, when the authorities found me living like an animal, instead of helping me, they arrested...
  • The Patriot's Act (Michael Moore Op-ed)

    07/04/2004 5:47:05 AM PDT · by Fzob · 51 replies · 2,721+ views
    LA Times ^ | 07/04/04 | Micheal Moore
    NEW YORK — As a young boy, I loved the American flag. I'd lead my younger sisters in patriotic parades up and down the sidewalk, waving the flag, blowing a whistle and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance over and over until my sisters begged me to let them go back to their Easy-Bake Oven. I loved singing the national anthem. I won an essay contest on "What the Flag Means to Me." I decorated my bicycle with little American flags for a Fourth of July parade and won a prize for that too. I became an Eagle Scout and proudly...
  • Teleportation breaks new ground

    06/19/2004 3:35:08 AM PDT · by Fzob · 19 replies · 229+ views
    Institute of Physics ^ | June 17 | Institute of Physics
    Teleportation breaks new groundThursday 17 June 2004Physicists in Austria and the US have independently demonstrated quantum teleportation with atoms for the first time. Until now, teleportation had only ever been observed with photons. The results could represent a major step towards building a large-scale quantum computer. In quantum teleportation, the sender, normally called Alice, instantaneously transfers information about the quantum state of a particle to a receiver called Bob. The uncertainty principle means that Alice cannot know the exact state of her particle. However, another feature of quantum mechanics called "entanglement" means that she can teleport the state to Bob. Entanglement allows particles...
  • Waitress Applicants Videotaped Naked

    03/28/2004 4:54:52 AM PST · by Fzob · 23 replies · 484+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Fri Mar 26 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least 82 women were secretly videotaped naked or partly undressed while applying for jobs at a Los Angeles-area Hooters restaurant and changing into the chain's distinctive uniform, police said on Thursday.   Detectives in the Los Angeles suburb of West Covina were interviewing the women, who range in age from 17 to 25, after seizing 180 video files from the personal computer of former Hooters manager Juan Aponte, police spokesman Rudy Lopez said. "The videos were of the women changing into and out of the Hooters uniform," Lopez said, and were taken while they applied...
  • Pets May Have to Buckle Up

    03/28/2004 4:49:14 AM PST · by Fzob · 46 replies · 296+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Fri Mar 26
    SANTA FE, N.M. (Reuters) - Buckle up Fido!   The city of Santa Fe may soon require pet owners to restrain their dogs, cats and ferrets in special pet seats or with seat belts while traveling in a moving vehicle. The ordinance, endorsed by the city's public safety committee, would also require that "animals in open beds of trucks and cars be tethered or restrained enough so the animal can't fly out the window," said Kate Rindy, executive director of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, who helped develop the proposed law. Rindy said dog seat belts as well as portable...
  • The Sky's No Limit (Men can fly)

    03/06/2004 6:29:08 PM PST · by Fzob · 10 replies · 85+ views
    Mechanical Engineer ^ | January 2004 | Michael Abrams
    The Sky's No Limit Homo sapiens have wanted to fly like birds for millennia. And they've been killing themselves trying for just as long. For instance, hobbyist lore holds that, between 1930 and 1961, as many as 75 "birdmen" may have leapt from planes wearing wings on their arms. About six dozen of them died. The chief problem those early winged men faced was that they had no idea what they were doing. With little understanding of wing shape, stabilization, or lift and drag, they neither flew nor lived. Now, Alban Geissler, an aircraft designer in Munich, is marketing...
  • Anti-Dean ad wields image of bin Laden (Democrat's eating each other)

    12/21/2003 10:15:50 AM PST · by Fzob · 37 replies · 597+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/21/03 | Dick Polman
    Anti-Dean ad wields image of bin LadenBy Dick PolmanInquirer Staff Writer   In recent days the voters of Iowa and New Hampshire have heard a provocative message: Don't trust Howard Dean with your life.The TV ad, aired repeatedly in those crucial primary states, was hardly subtle. With Osama bin Laden's face filling the screen, a narrator intoned that Americans "want a president who can face the dangers ahead... . But Howard Dean has no military or foreign policy experience. And Howard Dean just cannot compete with George Bush on foreign policy."But you'd be wrong to assume that this message...
  • Trial Is Ordered in Felon Voting Lawsuit (Court to decide if felons get vote)

    12/20/2003 5:30:43 AM PST · by Fzob · 12 replies · 96+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 19 | ADRIAN SAINZ
    Trial Is Ordered in Felon Voting Lawsuit Fri Dec 19, 10:16 PM By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press Writer MIAMI - A federal appeals court Friday ordered a trial in a lawsuit that claims Florida's law barring felons from voting is unconstitutional because it discriminates against blacks.The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, reversing a lower court ruling dismissing the case, decided there are enough relevant facts for the case to go to trial."Our clients are going to get a full hearing on the evidence in court," said attorney Jessie Allen, who represented the plaintiffs. "We're just thrilled."Civil...
  • Ex-Baath Party Official Gunned Down

    12/20/2003 5:15:59 AM PST · by Fzob · 107 replies · 196+ views
    AP ^ | 12/20/03
    Ex-Baath Party Official Gunned Down   BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen attacked two former officials of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party, killing one in a hail of submachine gun fire, critically wounding another and killing her 5-year-old son, officials said Saturday.The two separate attacks in the Shiite Muslim city of Najaf appeared to be part of a series of revenge killings against local members of Saddam's regime, which brutally repressed Shiites. On Wednesday, an angry crowd lynched another Baath official accused in a 1991 crackdown against Shiites.On Friday, gunmen killed Ali Qassem al-Tamimi, the district mayor of Najaf's al-Furat neighborhood, as...
  • Student gun sales armed N.J. gang, authorities say

    12/13/2003 10:01:01 AM PST · by Fzob · 14 replies · 516+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Fri, Dec. 12 | Troy Graham
    Student gun sales armed N.J. gang, authorities sayAn indictment alleges collegians were used to funnel dozens of weapons from an Ohio store to Newark.By Troy GrahamInquirer Staff Writer   Federal prosecutors in New Jersey have indicted the owner of an Ohio gun store and three members of a violent Newark street gang in the first gun-trafficking case of its kind.The merchant sold guns to intermediaries, all of them students or former students at Wilberforce University, a small private school in Ohio. The students then funneled the guns to the Double ii Bloods street gang, authorities said.The case, which will...
  • Mugabe rails against colonialist Internet

    12/13/2003 5:05:41 AM PST · by Fzob · 22 replies · 90+ views
    The Register ^ | 12/12/2003 | Lester Haines
    Mugabe rails against colonialist Internet By Lester Haines Posted: 12/12/2003 at 12:10 GMT     Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has stepped up his war against Western "white racist bullies" by accusing Britain of using the Internet to destroy his country. Laughing Bob, addressing the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, asserted that information technology is dominated "by a few countries in the selfish interests of those countries which are in quest of global dominance and hegemony", the Daily Telegraph reports. He singled out Britain, the US and Canada as attempting to "challenge our sovereignty through hostile and...
  • I Beat Anorexia

    12/03/2003 4:44:47 PM PST · by Fzob · 7 replies · 207+ views
    email | Unkown | Unknown
    You gotta love it 
  • Roy Disney's letter blasts Eisner

    12/01/2003 8:30:49 AM PST · by Fzob · 13 replies · 153+ views
    CBS Market Watch ^ | Dec. 1, 2003 | Roy Disney
    LOS ANGELES (CBS.MW) -- Here is the text of the letter Roy Disney sent to the Walt Disney Co. (DIS: news, chart, profile) board of directors on Sunday. See full story on his resignation. Mr. Michael D. Eisner, ChairmanThe Walt Disney Company500 South Buena Vista StreetBurbank, CA 91521Dear Michael,It is with deep sadness and regret that I send you this letter of resignation from the Walt Disney Company, both as Chairman of the Feature Animation Division and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.You well know that you and I have had serious differences of opinion about the...
  • Pamela Anderson is a Sunday school teacher

    11/24/2003 4:34:19 AM PST · by Fzob · 7 replies · 94+ views
    Ananova ^ | Monday 24th November 2003
    Pamela Anderson is a Sunday school teacher Pamela Anderson has revealed that she's now working as a Sunday school teacher.The one-time Playboy centrefold, 36, says her faith in God has helped her cope with bad times in her life.Speaking on BBC1's The Hand Of God, to be screened on December 2, she said: "I'm teaching at my sons' Sunday school. It's reading the Bible, getting out jelly beans and setting the kids a good example."She added: "There have been bad times and good times and I have had religion to get me through. I think it's important as I've...
  • AL-QAEDA: The group's name again comes up. Experts see new organization, old violence.

    11/21/2003 6:32:27 AM PST · by Fzob · 5 replies · 158+ views
    Philly.com ^ | 11/21/03 | Dave Montgomery and Warren P. Strobel
    AL-QAEDA: The group's name again comes up. Experts see new organization, old violence. By Dave Montgomery and Warren P. Strobel INQUIRER FOREIGN STAFF RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - With al-Qaeda being linked to three devastating attacks in Turkey and Saudi Arabia in the last two weeks, the group appears to be leaving a new signature as an increasingly decentralized and unpredictable terrorist network that appears harder to fight.Experts and diplomats said the recent resurgence of al-Qaeda violence also showed that Osama bin Laden's 14-year-old terrorist fraternity was as lethal as ever, despite the U.S.-led war on terrorism. The organization essentially...
  • Reality show looks for porn stars of tomorrow

    11/06/2003 2:44:47 PM PST · by Fzob · 39 replies · 60+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Thu, Nov. 06, | Anthony Breznican
    Reality show looks for porn stars of tomorrowBy Anthony BreznicanAssociated Press A new "reality" TV show asks the question: "Can You Be a Pornstar?"Mary Carey, the porn actress who ran for California governor in the recent recall election, is among the hosts, joining fellow adult-film stars Tabitha Stevens and Ginger Lynn.Silhouette Productions announced plans this week to shoot seven one-hour shows, and to start telecasting on In Demand Networks and other pay-per-view channels on Jan. 8.A group of 28 women will compete for a one-year contract with a major adult-video distributor and a cash prize of $100,000."It's going to...
  • Cosmo Says No to Sex. A cheerleader of the sexual revolution has second thoughts

    10/28/2003 5:25:42 PM PST · by Fzob · 11 replies · 11+ views
    City Journal ^ | 10/27/03 | Julia Magnet
    Cosmo Says No to Sex A cheerleader of the sexual revolution has second thoughts. | 27 October 2003A few weeks ago, a chirpy researcher from a London morning show asked me to appear on a TV debate about sex, along with an older, married couple who attend “swingers parties,” a teenage twit who notoriously stripped off her shirt in public in Rhodes, Greece and was rightly arrested, and Lorraine Candy, the editor of British Cosmopolitan. My role was to “even out the debate”—in other words, to be a rabidly right-wing, “no sex, please, we’re conservative” voice, and thus discredit the...
  • Qadhafi: Arab nationalism is dead

    10/05/2003 10:12:17 AM PDT · by Fzob · 9 replies · 1,157+ views
    aljazeera.net ^ | Sunday 05 October 2003 | AFP
    Qadhafi: Arab nationalism is deadbySaturday 04 October 2003 10:33 PM GMT  Qadhafi has long championed women's rights in the Arab world Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi gave a hard-hitting speech against fellow-Arab countries, declaring Arab nationalism dead and gone forever. “The times of Arab nationalism and unity are gone forever,” Qadhafi told an audience of women on Saturday at Syrte, east of Tripoli, AFP reported. “These ideas which mobilised the masses are only a worthless currency.”The once champion of both Arab nationalism and Pan-Africanism also called on the People's Congresses, the centre of the country's political system, to permit Libya to...
  • FBI investigates spread of radical Islam in U.S.

    10/04/2003 5:41:22 AM PDT · by Fzob · 27 replies · 1,303+ views
    AZ CENTRAL ^ | 10/03/03 | Susan Schmidt
    <p>WASHINGTON - On Aug. 20, 2001, Saleh Ibn Abdul Rahman Hussayen, a man who would soon be named a minister of the Saudi government and put in charge of its two holy mosques, arrived in the United States to meet with some of this country's most influential fundamentalist Sunni Muslim leaders.</p>
  • Bali suspect's final defence

    09/28/2003 5:48:17 AM PDT · by Fzob · 4 replies · 150+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 15 September, 2003 | BBC
    Bali suspect's final defence A key suspect on trial in connection with the Bali nightclub bombings last October has been giving his final defence statement. Ali Imron, the youngest of three brothers charged with the Bali attack, is accused of helping to put together the largest bomb, which exploded in a van outside the Sari nightclub. More than 200 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed in the attack. INDONESIA'S TERROR TRIALS Amrozi Sentenced to death on 7 August Convicted of providing the van and bombs used in the attacks Imam Samudra Sentenced to death on 10 September Convicted of...
  • The New Diamond Age

    08/12/2003 5:49:04 PM PDT · by Fzob · 47 replies · 3,071+ views
    Wired ^ | September 2003 | By Joshua Davis
    Issue 11.09 - September 2003The New Diamond AgeArmed with inexpensive, mass-produced gems, two startups are launching an assault on the De Beers cartel.Next up: the computing industry.By Joshua DavisAron Weingarten brings the yellow diamond up to the stainless steel jeweler's loupe he holds against his eye. We are in Antwerp, Belgium, in Weingarten's marbled and gilded living room on the edge of the city's gem district, the center of the diamond universe. Nearly 80 percent of the world's rough and polished diamonds move through the hands of Belgian gem traders like Weingarten, a dealer who wears the thick beard...
  • A Kremlin conversation

    07/14/2003 4:56:42 PM PDT · by Fzob · 11 replies · 20+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 7/21/03 | Mortimer B. Zuckerman
    Editorial 7/21/03By Mortimer B. Zuckerman • Editor-in-ChiefA Kremlin conversationThroughout Russian History, It Has been personal power that has made things happen. Or not. Today that power is centered on President Vladimir Putin. In a recent 2-hour-and-45-minute meeting with him at the Kremlin, it was clear to me that his power has been compounded by his persona, captured in a popular joke making the rounds in Moscow: A reader asks a gardening columnist, "Can you recommend an effective way to protect fruits and vegetables from birds?" Sure, the columnist replies: "A life-size portrait of Vladimir Putin. Displayed prominently, the birds will...
  • Three years for one-legged robber (hold muh leg alert)

    06/28/2003 6:22:37 AM PDT · by Fzob · 14 replies · 5+ views
    Ananova: ^ | 25th June 2003
    Three years for one-legged robberA one-legged robber who left his artificial limb behind at the scene of a crime has been jailed for three years.Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London heard Eric Gardner, 41, left the damning evidence following a struggle with a shopkeeper after grabbing his cash takings.Undaunted at losing his prosthetic limb, he hopped his way into a getaway car and left Ghanshyam Patel, 56, behind clutching the false leg.Gardner, of Pinley Gardens, Dagenham, Essex, admitted robbery. Mr Patel, who runs a family newsagents in Oxlow Lane, Dagenham, was targeted as he made his way to bank his...
  • Pakistan president urges unconditional U.S. aid

    06/28/2003 4:56:48 AM PDT · by Fzob · 8 replies · 54+ views
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, 28 June 2003 | Kevin Krolicki
    8 Jun 2003 08:18:02 GMTPakistan president urges unconditional U.S. aid By Kevin Krolicki LOS ANGELES, June 27 (Reuters) - Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf on Friday urged the U.S. Congress to approve a proposed $3-billion aid package for his nation without attaching conditions for its use. Musharraf said Pakistan intended to use much of the five-year aid package proposed this week by President George W. Bush to invest in areas such as education and health care and could be trusted not to divert funds for a military buildup against its nuclear-armed rival India. "Whatever aid one gets, I have told...
  • Getting Hitched

    06/16/2003 6:47:32 PM PDT · by Fzob · 11 replies · 6+ views
    The City Journal ^ | 30 May 2003 | Iain Murray
     Social-services advocates usually make two arguments against the idea of promoting marriage among poor single-parent families. First, they charge, poor urban communities, where such families disproportionately reside, suffer from a chronic shortage of “marriageable” males—the men are usually young, feckless, and hostile to the idea of marriage. Even those who are potential “husband” material in such communities are chronically unemployed, making so little money that they wouldn’t raise the economic status of the mothers of their children even if they were to marry them. Second, the advocates say, marriages entered into because of a pregnancy or birth are likely to...