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  • Tree rings tell tale of drought in Mongolia over the last 2,000 years

    03/19/2018 9:41:20 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 15 replies
    Science News ^ | March 19, 2018 | DAN GARISTO
    "It was suspected that a harsh drought from about 2000 to 2010 that killed tens of thousands of livestock was unprecedented in the region’s history and primarily the result of human-caused climate change. But the tree ring data show that the dry spell, while rare in its severity, was not outside the realm of natural climate variability, researchers report online March 14 in Science Advances."
  • USS Lexington: Lost WW2 aircraft carrier found after 76 years

    03/06/2018 6:11:05 AM PST · by George - the Other · 58 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 6, 2018 | BBC News
    The wreck of a US aircraft carrier that was sunk during World War Two has been found off the coast of Australia. The USS Lexington was found 3km (2 miles) underwater in the Coral Sea, about 800km off Australia's east coast. The ship was lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea, fought with Japan from 4-8 May 1942. More than 200 crew members died in the fighting. The US Navy confirmed the ship had been discovered by a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
  • College Park will allow non-citizens to vote in local elections

    09/13/2017 1:39:07 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 37 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Residents who supported the change said it was about civil rights. Those who opposed it said voting is a privilege immigrants should earn with citizenship.
  • EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof

    06/23/2017 4:29:26 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2017 | The Associated Press
    "Using those criteria, you could reasonably make the case that someone should be compensated for developing leukemia after eating a peanut butter sandwich"
  • Hate Didn’t Elect Donald Trump; People Did

    11/19/2016 2:23:04 PM PST · by George - the Other · 22 replies ^ | 11/12/2016 | Victoria L Sanders
    "It’s easy to point to these small, impoverished towns and name racism, the second amendment or plain stupidity as the only reasons why these people would ever vote for a man like Donald Trump. I find this to be highly intellectually dishonest, though. To write this off as simple racism is to ignore the very real and very heartbreaking struggles small town America faces."
  • Japan PM: 'I have great confidence in Trump'

    11/17/2016 7:00:00 PM PST · by George - the Other · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | BBC News
    Japan's PM Shinzo Abe has said he has "great confidence" in US President-elect Donald Trump and he believes they can build a relationship of trust. Mr Abe described the 90-minute meeting in Trump Tower, New York, as "candid", with a "warm atmosphere".
  • What happened on election day was predicted back in 1976 :)

    11/12/2016 1:40:36 PM PST · by George - the Other · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | Aug 17, 2013 | lbtve
    I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. ... I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS...
  • Thursday, November 10th 2016: Demonstrators harass FOX45 News crew at protest, reporter and photogra

    11/11/2016 8:38:32 PM PST · by George - the Other · 21 replies
    FOXBALTIMORE.COM WBFF-TV (Baltimore) ^ | November 10th 2016 | FOXBALTIMORE.COM WBFF-TV (Baltimore)
    Police moved FOX45 reporter Keith Daniels to another location Thursday night, after becoming concerned for his safety at the end of an anti-Trump rally.
  • Iditarod: The Inconvenient Truth

    03/03/2016 3:29:12 PM PST · by George - the Other · 10 replies
    George F. Spicka ^ | March 3, 2016 | George F. Spicka
    You’ve probably heard all the clucking about trucking in snow for the Iditarod Sled Race, but you probably haven’t heard this - “The climate of the interior of Alaska is best described as extreme and is the best example of a true subarctic climate.” – Wikipedia “Most subarctic climates have very little precipitation, typically no more than 380 mm (15 in) over an entire year. Away from the coasts, precipitation occurs mostly in the warmer months.” – Wikepedia 1) In other words, the interior of Alaska, where Iditarod runs through, is a desert. To help visualize this, imagine California’s Death...
  • Seafloor volcano pulses may alter climate:

    02/05/2015 7:17:21 PM PST · by George - the Other · 17 replies
    Science Daily News ^ | 02/05/2015 | The Earth Institute at Columbia University
    Vast ranges of volcanoes hidden under the oceans are presumed by scientists to be the gentle giants of the planet, oozing lava at slow, steady rates along mid-ocean ridges. But a new study shows that they flare up on strikingly regular cycles, ranging from two weeks to 100,000 years -- and, that they erupt almost exclusively during the first six months of each year. The pulses -- apparently tied to short- and long-term changes in earth's orbit, and to sea levels--may help trigger natural climate swings. Scientists have already speculated that volcanic cycles on land emitting large amounts of carbon...
  • What "Progressives" don't want to know.

    07/25/2014 7:02:31 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 11 replies
    30 Worst Atrocities of the 20th Century ^ | 1998 - 2004 | Matthew White
    I was checking out WW2 stats, and came across research on the 30 greatest atrocities of the 20th century. An estimated 55 million died in WW2. In addition, 20 million died under Stalin, 40 million under Mao Zedong, 1.65 million under the Cambodian Khmer Rouge, and 400,000 under North Korea. The combined 62 million total tops WW2 by 7 million. The kicker is that, with the current U.S. population approaching 320 million, that figure of 62 million, if applied to the United States, would mean that 1/5, that is, 20% of us, would have perished!
  • Nation's Largest Cocaine Smuggler Revealed: The DEA???

    01/27/2014 4:19:40 PM PST · by George - the Other · 38 replies
    WHDT-TV ^ | Jan-25-2014 | WHDT-TV
    (WASHINGTON, DC WHDT World News) - For decades, it has been rumored the United States government was secretly sponsoring the smuggling of cocaine into the country. Federal officials have long denied such speculation, pointing out the billions of dollars spent intercepting drugs. Newly released documents, and testimony from Justice Department and DEA officials now show the stories of government running cocaine are true.
  • "Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American"

    04/17/2013 6:51:04 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 13 replies
    SALON ^ | APR 16, 2013 | DAVID SIROTA
    There is a double standard: White terrorists are dealt with as lone wolves, Islamists are existential threats. As we now move into the official Political Aftermath period of the Boston bombing — the period that will determine the long-term legislative fallout of the atrocity — the dynamics of privilege will undoubtedly influence the nation’s collective reaction to the attacks. That’s because privilege tends to determine: 1) which groups are — and are not — collectively denigrated or targeted for the unlawful actions of individuals; and 2) how big and politically game-changing the overall reaction ends up being.
  • Occupy Protester Throws Brick Off Roof, Hits One Of His Own

    05/03/2012 9:05:10 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 97 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | MAY 2, 2012 | DANIEL NOE
    I really feel sorry for these idiots. They have absolutely no idea what they are doing, and they pose a danger to the well-being of this country. The police need to keep a tight leash on these trouble-makers before another person gets hurt.
  • Deaths in northern Afghanistan suicide blast

    A suicide attack on a NATO foot patrol has left 15 people dead in northern Afghanistan, according to local officials. "A suicide bomber targeted a group of foreign friends" near a park, provincial governor Abdul Haq Shafaq told the AFP news agency of the motorcycle-riding attacker. Among the dead were four US soldiers, four Afghan police, an Afghan interpreter for the US soldiers and six Afghan civilians including two women and two children, local police sources told Al Jazeera. Another 30 Afghan civilians and four US soldiers were wounded in the attack.
  • Judge bans Maryland from enforcing "Good and Substantial Cause" for a carry permit.

    04/03/2012 10:54:34 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 18 replies
    Maryland Shall Issue ^ | 2/2/2012 | Maryland Shall Issue
    Home » Maryland News » Woollard Case Update April 2nd Injunction-Stay-AppealApr 2, 2012 Maryland Shall Issue® has received a copy of Judge Legg's order regarding the Woollard case dated March 30th 2012. Good News: Judge Legg has issued an injunction barring Maryland from enforcing Maryland Statue 5-306(a)(5)(ii) requiring Good and Substantial Reason for a handgun carry permit. Maryland cannot require G&S for any application under Judge Legg's order. Judge Legg has ordered the MSP to process Mr. Woollard's application without G&S being considered. Bad News: Judge Legg has issued a temporary stay of his ruling. This means that the above...
  • Viewpoint: How hackers could decapitate the internet (Anonymous)

    03/27/2012 10:47:56 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26 March 2012 | Alan Woodward
    A recent threat, purportedly from the hacker group Anonymous, stated boldly that its members would stop the internet on 31 March ...
  • Second Amendement Victory in Maryland!

    03/05/2012 9:14:02 AM PST · by George - the Other · 29 replies
    Maryland Shall Issue ^ | 3/5/2012 | Maryland Shall Issue
    Victory For The Constitution in Maryland We just received word that the United States District Court for the District of Maryland has granted a motion for summary judgement for plaintiff Ray Woollard in the Woollard v. Sheridan case that challenged the good and substantial requirement for issuance of a permit to carry a handgun. "Because the ―good and substantial reason requirement is not reasonably adapted to a substantial government interest, the Court finds this portion of the Maryland law to be unconstitutional. Woollard is entitled to summary judgment. " "A law that burdens the exercise of an enumerated constitutional right...
  • Happiness should be a top government priority, expert says

    09/29/2011 7:53:20 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 28, 2011 | Karen Kaplan
    Someday in the not-too-distant future, the U.S. departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Justice and Labor could be joined be a new executive branch entity: The Department of Happiness.
  • Fruit juice linked to colon cancer

    09/28/2011 4:43:36 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 89 replies
    WTOP News ^ | Wednesday - 9/28/2011 | Kristi King
    WASHINGTON -- For those trying to up their fruit and vegetable intake, juice might not be a good solution: It's now associated with rectal cancer.