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  • Florida Live election results

    11/02/2010 5:04:27 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | today | Me
    Live election results for Florida. Just click the link and it updates every few minutes. Refresh your page to update. The far the RED is kicking some serious Blue Ass.
  • FL GOP District 11 Results - Prendergast @ 47%

    08/25/2010 5:44:52 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 17 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 25 Aug 2010 | Staff
    District 11-Republican Primary US House of Representatives Precincts Reporting: 250 Of 250 100% Winner Candidate Incumbent Votes Vote % X Mike Prendergast 10,995 47% Thomas Castellano 6,562 28% Eddie Adams 3,036 13% Tony Buntyn 2,742 12%
  • WFTV: Barbara West coming off 5:30 news

    08/17/2010 4:42:27 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 25 replies
    Orland Sentinel ^ | 16 Aug 2010 | halboedeker
    Top-rated WFTV-Ch. 9 is replacing anchor Barbara West at 5:30 weeknights with Vanessa Welch. The change takes effect Labor Day, when WFTV will launch a 6:30 newscast on sister station WRDQ-Ch. 27. Welch will co-anchor the 6:30 newscast with Josh Benson, just as they co-anchor the 10 p.m. news on WRDQ. WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt said the station is making the 5:30 change to provide some flow to the 6:30 newscast. “I have the utmost respect for Barbara West,” Bartelt said. “This is no reflection on Barbara. I have to get more faces into those 90 minutes” from 5...
  • Army accused of threatening to 'Taser' officer

    08/13/2010 4:35:58 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 135 replies · 12+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 13, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Supporters of a decorated Army officer who is facing a series of charges for questioning the legitimacy of orders in the chain of command under Barack Obama as commander in chief are accusing the Army of threatening to "taser" the physician. The claim comes from the American Patriot Foundation, which is generating support for Lt. Col. Terry Lakin. He appeared at an Army hearing to be arraigned on the various charges last Friday. It was at that hearing, the foundation reports, that the threat was made. The foundation reported, "The afternoon before the hearing, LTC Steven Brodsky told LTC Lakin's...
  • International Criminal Organizations and Their Relationship with Terrorism

    07/11/2010 9:04:24 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 8 replies
    JFCOM training material | 2000 | varied
    International Criminal Organizations and Their Relationship with Terrorism Political-Criminal nexus (PCN) describes the concentration and fusion of official political and professional criminal Power that threatens democratic governability in many regions of the world. Alliances that further the mutual interests of those who wield political Power, and those who, by their occupation reject the rule of law have been strengthened by opportunities to supplant some key functions of the state. The PCN in Eurasia especially in Russia and the Ukraine has undermined their economies; significantly weakened their central governments; acted in concert with the political establishments and criminals in other regimes...
  • DCCC reply to James Carville

    09/26/2009 2:29:06 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 16 replies · 1,401+ views
    e-mail | 26 Sep 2009 | Roaddog727
    Mr. Carville, I happen to be one of those so-called birther's. By the way, where IS Mr. Obama's Long form Birth Certificate? And since we're on the subject, how about his Kindergarden records, high school records, college records (financial aid forms and transcripts), and any other record indicating his nationality at the time? Is there something in those records Mr. Obama does not want the people of America to see? Perhaps the good Mr. Obama is not a Natural Born Citizen of the US. Could that be the reason? And how were the activities of honest American citizens at the...
  • My response to the DCCC (Today it's Paul Begala)

    09/25/2009 8:27:02 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 273+ views
    e-mail from DCCC | 25 Sep 2009 | Me
    It looks like someone has gotten me on the DCCC e-mailing list and I get a daily SPAMMING from them. I have decided to reply in kind and counter-SPAM them. Today, My counter-SPAM message is to Paul Begala. Mr. Begala, So, when Congressman Joe Wilson told truth to power you call him a clown. And calling his statement "Classy"? Spare me. Apparently you Democrats can dish it out, but you sure can not take it. Stop whining. Quit sounding like a gaggle of spoiled kindergardeners denied their icecream. Your party complains more in a week than President Bush did in...
  • CPT Connie Rhodes Case update

    09/14/2009 12:17:10 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 55 replies · 3,634+ views
    Phone conversation | 14 Sep 09 | me
    I just received a call from CPT Connie Rhodes good friend with whom I have been in contact over the past several weeks He indicated that Judge Land (Federal District Judge, Middle District of Georgia) will provide a Ruling on CPT Rhodes' TRO as well as The Defense's motion to Dismiss. Pray for Judge Land and CPT Rhodes.
  • PHN files Federal Grand Jury Petition

    08/21/2009 11:22:38 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 7 replies · 467+ views
    PNH ^ | 20 Aug 2009 | Chalice
    Patriot’s Heart Network (, in the name of our members and represented by Attorney Stephen Pidgeon, along with Carl Swensson ( Robert Debeaux, Robert Pinkstaff, and Dr. Penny Kelso have successfully filed a petition in the US District Court in Washington, D.C. requesting a Federal Grand Jury be assembled to look into high crimes against the United States of America and against our 1st amendment rights. Defendants on the Petition are Barry Soetoro, (aka Barack Obama) Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean and the Media. These crimes include Conspiracy, False Personation, Intimidation of Voters, Fraud and False Statements, Fraud and related activity,...
  • Cost of Barack Obama's Date Night in NYC

    08/20/2009 10:06:37 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 22 replies · 3,630+ views
    e-mail from friend | 20 Aug 2009 | e-mail
    From a former Air Force Colonel.... Subject: The Date First, let me say that I've moved three presidents up to now and I've seenincredible waste. But, the "new" guy really takes the cake. I don't havean issue with the President promising his wife dinner and a show or that heeven takes his wife out. But, when I saw the news say that the date cost $24,000, here's what youDON'T know. Three days before "dinner" a C-17 flew Marines and the helicoptermaintenance equipment to JFK Airport . The day before "dinner" I flew the US Secret Service (USSS) and themotorcade to...
  • And now for something Completely Different...

    07/29/2009 7:07:10 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 52 replies · 1,213+ views
    observation | today | Me
    Interesting item to note: There have been no Atlantic hurricanes thus far for 2009. What does Al Gore have to say about that?
  • Orly on CNN - Challenging Obama's legitimacy

    07/17/2009 5:03:50 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 63 replies · 5,085+ views
    CNN | 17 JUL 09 | Me
    Were any of you just watching the last Segment on CNN of Lou Dobbs tonight. Holy crap did they totally misrepresent our contention. I'm not at all contending his place of birth. I'm simply seeking clarification on his status as a Natural born citizen of the US. Natural born being defined as both parents being of us Citizenry. Such unmitigated BS.
  • WHITE PAPER, Obama's Eligibility to be President of the United States

    03/25/2009 11:28:02 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 86 replies · 7,274+ views
    e-mail from Dr. Orly Taitz | 16 March, 2009 | LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D.
    LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D. Consultant at Behavioral Analysis and Threat Assessment Vice President of Protective Services _______ Diplomate: Reply: American Academy of Forensic Counselors Southwest Risk Advisors, Inc. American Psychotherapy Association Post Office Box 1595 Chandler, Arizona 85244 Licensed Investigator Telecommunications: Protective Intelligence Specialist and Agent 1-866-481-7712 – office Information Warfare Analyst 480-440-5930 – cell ASIS – Phoenix Chapter Membership Chair FBI InfraGard – Arizona Memorandum: WHITE PAPER DISCUSSION --- NOT CLASSIFIED PROTECTIVE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNICATION PI: 126:09 NOT CLASSIFIED --- PUBLIC DISSEMINATION March the 16th, 2009 Statement of Purpose: The content of this White Paper is deliberately intended to...
  • Reporter's Notebook: Seeing How The Other Half Lives

    10/09/2008 2:07:00 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 7 replies · 641+ views ^ | 9 Oct 08 | Dean Reynolds
    After most of the previous 12 months covering Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency, it was interesting, instructive and, well, relaxing to follow John McCain for the last few days. The differences between the two are striking. Obama is the big time orator, McCain is the guy who struggles with a teleprompter or even note cards strategically placed nearby. Obama's crowds are larger, more enthusiastic. McCain's events are smaller, but to my eye, better choreographed. And now with the addition of Sarah Palin to some of his events, McCain can boast of crowds that match Obama's in energy. There is...
  • Laywers don't lead

    08/29/2008 7:00:40 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 15 replies · 238+ views
    ME | 29 AUG 08 | roaddog727
    You know, it's rather funny sometimes how you may be sitting in front of the tube or watching the rain as it approaches and things fall into perspective like the proverbial lightbuld switching on. In my case, it was the thunderstroke revelation that Lawyers don't lead. In fact, by and large, they can't lead. Their entire experience set prevents them from doing so. Take a look at the Army, or any branch of service for that matter. Judge Advocates General (JAG) officers do not command operational troops (other than their little JAG detachments). Neither do Doctors or Chaplains. They are...
  • Obama camp lashes out at 'quick-draw' McCain

    08/21/2008 2:16:56 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 32 replies · 116+ views ^ | 20 Aug 08 | staff reporter
    Barack Obama savaged his Republican rival John McCain Wednesday for running a dishonorable campaign that aides to the Democrat said smacked of "reckless" desperation. In some of the most vehement attacks yet heaped on the Arizona senator by the Obama camp during this White House campaign, the Illinois senator said he honored McCain's public service but not the manner of his electioneering. Coinciding with a new poll suggesting McCain has overhauled Obama among voters nationally, Obama's senior foreign policy adviser Susan Rice portrayed the Republican as a hot-head who could not be trusted to stay cool under fire. McCain's "tendency...
  • Report: Jimmy Carter Says Israel Has 150 Nuclear Weapons

    05/27/2008 10:26:37 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 57 replies · 95+ views
    Associated Press and Jerusalem Post ^ | 27 May 08 | staff reporter
    LONDON — Former President Jimmy Carter caused a stir over the weekend when he claimed that Israel possesses a nuclear arsenal of 150 weapons. While experts have long maintained Israel has a nuclear arsenal, the Jewish state has refused to confirm or deny it. Most estimates, many based on evidence leaked in 1986 by Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu, put the number of Israeli nuclear weapons at between 100 and 200. But other experts have said the number is as low as 60 or as high as 400.
  • Operational evaluation of FN SOF Combat Assault Rifle (FN SCAR).

    05/21/2008 10:50:16 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 57 replies · 4,691+ views
    roaddog727 | today | Me
    From time to time I write reports of interesting things I do where I work at SOCOM. One of the neat things I had the opportunity do in January/February of this year was go to Iraq (Baghdad, Falluja, and Balad) and Afghanistan (Baghram) to participate in a Knowledge Management assessment. But that is not what I want to discuss today. Today I had the opportunity to fire the FN SOF Combat Assault Rifle (FN SCAR) {Low Rate Initial Production}. See Link: The models in particular were the SCAR-L (Mk-16, 10 inch, 5.56x45mm, Close Quarters Combat variant) and SCAR-H (MK17,...
  • Winning and losing

    04/15/2008 4:22:56 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 7 replies · 70+ views
    Campaign e-mail from the Clinton Camaign | 15 Apr 08 | Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Dear Skankywanker, No candidate can guarantee victory. But throughout this campaign, I have made one promise to you, and I intend to keep it. As long as I have your support, as long as you are fighting by my side, I will work as hard as I can to win. Here is the challenge we face. With the Obama campaign outspending us 3-to-1, the polls are tightening in Pennsylvania, and we have exactly one week left to get our message out. Before the Super Tuesday primaries on February 5, I told you that if you reached out to support my...
  • Red light cameras too good for their own good?

    03/21/2008 2:41:20 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 30 replies · 1,361+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 21 March 2008 | Alex Johnson
    Last week, Dallas officials reviewed the numbers and decided that a quarter of the cameras they had installed to catch motorists running red lights were too effective. So they shut them down. They are not alone. Faced with data showing that drivers pay attention to cameras at intersections — resulting in fewer ticketable violations and ever-shrinking revenue from fines — municipalities across the country are reconsidering red light cameras, which often work too well.
  • Democrats Boo Hillary

    01/06/2008 8:32:41 AM PST · by roaddog727 · 55 replies · 161+ views ^ | 5 Jan 08 | Newsmax Staff
    As if coming in a shocking third in the Iowa caucuses weren't humiliating enough, Hillary Clinton had to endure being booed by fellow Democrats, not once but twice. Appearing at the New Hampshire Democratic Party 100 Club dinner Thursday night, Mrs. Clinton was twice greeted by a chorus of boos from some of the 3000 guests at the affair, the largest political dinner in New Hampshire history, according to Time Magazine's Swampland blog.

    12/24/2007 5:24:12 PM PST · by roaddog727 · 237 replies · 740+ views ^ | October 25, 2007 | John Loftus.
    We live in an age of documents. There are no more secrets, only deferred disclosures. Saddam Hussein's secret documents are measured by the shelf-mile and stored inside a secure but dusty facility near U.S. Central Command Headquarters in Doha, Qatar, and in several subsidiary sites. Armed guards protect the unread dossiers. Three shifts of two hundred translators each work around the clock. Perhaps 5% of these captured documents have been studied so far, but their contents are about to shatter much of the conventional wisdom concerning Saddam's weapons of mass destruction. The absolutists on either side of the WMD debate...
  • 32 Million Tax Refunds Could Be Delayed

    12/01/2007 2:28:15 PM PST · by roaddog727 · 15 replies · 77+ views
    AP ^ | 1 DEC 07 | By JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON - Silena Davis had counted on an early tax refund to pay for getting her teeth fixed. Now, because Congress has dawdled all year on a tax bill, she and millions of other early filers could have to wait extra weeks for refunds that last year averaged $2,291. The Internal Revenue Service is looking hard at delaying the start of its filing season, set to kick off on Jan. 14, if Congress fails to pass legislation in the next two weeks. At issue is how to handle what could be a dramatic increase in the number of people facing...
  • Chavez: Only a 'Traitor' Will Vote No

    11/23/2007 4:09:39 PM PST · by roaddog727 · 70 replies · 83+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Nov 23 2007 | DAN KEANE
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez warned his supporters on Friday that anyone voting against his proposed constitutional changes would be a "traitor," rallying his political base before a referendum that would let him seek unlimited re-election in 2012 and beyond. Brandishing a little red book listing his desired 69 revisions to Venezuela's charter, Chavez exhorted his backers to redouble their efforts toward a victorious "yes" vote in the Dec. 2 ballot.
  • There is yet hope

    11/12/2007 3:09:10 PM PST · by roaddog727 · 34 replies · 108+ views
    Personal Observation and anecdotes fro CJCS | 12 Nov 07 | ME
    There is yet hope for us in this Global War on Terror. Here's why: Several weeks ago (mid September), I was down to HQ USSOUTHCOM to do some drill time as an Army Reserve Officer. On That Friday, General Peter Pace, Outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Addressed us all as part of his fair well retirement tour. Southern Command being his last stop at a COCOM (Combatant Command) (General Pace Commanded Southern Command several years ago). During the course of his address to us, he related an anecdote about a young Marine in Iraq. (General Pace visited...
  • From a Chaplain in Iraq

    10/02/2007 4:29:41 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 26 replies · 208+ views
    e-mail | 5/14/07 | Chaplain Jim Higgins
    From a Chaplain in Iraq. I recently attended a showing of "Superman 3" here at LSA Anaconda. We have a large auditorium we use for movies as well as memorial services and other large gatherings. As is the custom back in the States, we stood and snapped to attention when the National Anthem began before the main feature. All was going as planned until about three-quarters of the way through the National Anthem the music stopped. Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000 18-22 year-olds back in the States? I imagine there would be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a...
  • Mollusks likely caused world's worst extinction

    07/30/2007 5:38:23 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 97 replies · 2,466+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 30 Jul 07 | Charles Q. Choi
    The rise of mollusks across the globe was a harbinger of doom roughly 250 million years ago, ushering in the most devastating mass extinction in Earth's history, research now reveals.
  • Military Rules (Vanity)

    06/22/2007 6:17:46 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 26 replies · 1,201+ views
    e-mail | 22 Jun 07 | Marine buddy
    Military Rules (complete) Marine Corps Rules: 1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one. 2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough. 3. Have a plan. 4. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work. 5. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. 6. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a "4." 7. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive. 8. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral & diagonal preferred.) 9. Use...
  • House to Vote on Reprimanding Murtha

    05/22/2007 10:17:02 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 13 replies · 1,163+ views
    AP ^ | 22 May 07 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans angled Tuesday to put Democrats in a no-win position: reprimand a senior colleagues or be seen as blindly excusing legislative bullying for partisan reasons. House leaders tentatively scheduled a late Tuesday vote on a Republican move to reprimand Rep. John Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat and close ally of House Speaker Hancy Pelosi, D-Calif. The GOP accuses Murtha of making a blatant threat against a Republican who challenged a pet project that Murtha wanted. Democratic leaders said they believed they had the votes to kill the motion, but conceded that some party members were unhappy about...
  • Fears rise about an ethanol bust

    05/10/2007 4:25:21 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 25 replies · 1,218+ views
    Businessweek online ^ | 9 May 07 | Moira Herbst
    President George W. Bush's January, 2006 declaration that the U.S. is "addicted to oil" marked the beginning of a gold rush for corn growers: The government policies the comment helped spur have been a boon for the producers of corn-based ethanol, the all-American fuel that now displaces about 4% of U.S. gasoline supply. Over the past 18 months, farmers have rushed to plant more corn—and are set to produce a record crop this year—while small-time entrepreneurs and agricultural giants alike have built plants to expand capacity. A handful of initial public offerings have fed investors' desire to get in on...
  • GEN Casey's arrival message

    04/11/2007 7:54:05 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 8 replies · 444+ views
    e-mail message | 11 April 2007 | George W. Casey, Jr.‎
    Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of the United States Army,‎ I am extremely proud to be taking charge of an organization that is rightly regarded as the best in ‎the world. I have watched the men and women of our Army in action for the past several years in the ‎most demanding combat environment. I am proud of the courage, competence, and commitment of ‎our Soldiers and civilians both to the ideals that made this country great and to making a difference in ‎our world. You epitomize what is best about America. You and your families carry a heavy burden in...
  • Professor predicts continued spending spree

    02/20/2007 8:08:23 AM PST · by roaddog727 · 18 replies · 692+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 20 Feb 07 | Allison Linn
    Will anything stop Americans from shopping? A University of Michigan professor believes even a slowdown in the housing market and other potential economic woes will not keep Americans out of the stores in early 2007, citing data that shows that people are growing more satisfied with the goods and services they purchase. “It turns out — and I’m not saying this is necessarily good — for better or worse, the consumer seems to find the means to spend,” said Claes Fornell, a professor of business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and head of the American Customer Satisfaction...
  • Robotic Bartender

    01/28/2007 8:09:42 AM PST · by roaddog727 · 3 replies · 497+ views
    Wife | 28 Jan 07 | Unk
    A man walked into a very high-tech bar. As he sat down on a stool he noticed that the bartender was a robot. The robot clicked to attention and asked, "Sir, what will you have?" The man thought a moment then replied? "A martini please." The robot clicked a couple of times and mixed the best martini the man had ever had. The robot then asked, "Sir, what is your IQ?" The man answered "Oh, about 164." The robot then proceeded to discuss the 'theory of relativity', inter-stellar space travel', the latest medical breakthroughs, etc... The man was most impressed....
  • Putting things into perspective

    01/04/2007 11:04:44 AM PST · by roaddog727 · 13 replies · 609+ views
    friend | 4 January 2007 | Unk
    Thought for the day... If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq. Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out...
  • Gunbattles Rage Between Hamas and Fatah

    12/22/2006 5:49:52 AM PST · by roaddog727 · 43 replies · 865+ views
    AP ^ | 22 Dec 06 | IBRAHIM BARZAK
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A fierce gunbattle broke out between Hamas and Fatah militants in Gaza City early Friday, underscoring the fragility of a two-day old truce that had largely ended factional violence there. The street battle erupted when Hamas militiamen tried to free two kidnapped militants, including a senior member of the Islamic group. It died down after 20 minutes as Muslim clerics and other mediators worked to restore the cease-fire. Nobody was hurt despite the battle's intensity, health officials said.
  • Cloneburgers, anyone? Farmer can’t wait

    12/20/2006 8:29:10 AM PST · by roaddog727 · 25 replies · 663+ views
    AP ^ | 19 DEC 06 | Libby Quaid
    Cloneburgers, anyone? Farmer can’t wait Facing eviction, dairyman considers breaking ban on cloned meat Updated: 7:21 p.m. ET Dec 19, 2006 WILLIAMSPORT, Md. - For nearly four years, dairy farmer Greg Wiles has poured milk from his cloned cows down the drain in compliance with a voluntary ban on food from cloned livestock. Now in financial straits, Wiles says he may be forced to sell his cloned cows for hamburger. The Food and Drug Administration says that’s probably safe, but pressure from the food industry has kept the agency from actually approving it. Milk and meat marketers worry that consumers...
  • Poll: Worst of U.S. housing slowdown over

    11/21/2006 8:22:18 AM PST · by roaddog727 · 27 replies · 1,149+ views
    Reuters ^ | 21 Nov 06 | Staff Reporter
    NEW YORK - The worst of the United States’ housing market slowdown is over, economists forecast by nearly 2-to-1 in a Wall Street Journal online economic survey, the paper reported on its Web site on Tuesday. But the economists still predict that the average selling price of a house will fall somewhat next year, it said.
  • Say thanks to the folks serving in Iraq (Vanity)

    11/19/2006 6:29:02 AM PST · by roaddog727 · 19 replies · 368+ views
    Friend ^ | 17 Nov o6 | Peter Bocchiere
    Something cool that Xerox is doing If you go to this web site, (, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers...
  • Al Gore: Earth Is In 'Full-Scale Planetary Emergency'

    10/26/2006 10:27:49 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 117 replies · 2,150+ views ^ | 26 Oct 06 | Leonard David
    LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has called for better use of the “space resource” to battle Earth’s climate crisis, enlisting entrepreneurial muscle to help solve global issues that threaten the planet’s habitability. Gore said he has long been a fan of faster, cheaper, better approaches that allow the private sector to exploit the space resource “in a responsible and creative, and cost-efficient way.” As an example, Gore spotlighted the competitive and dynamic forces unleashed by the entrepreneurial growth of the Internet. “We ought to learn that lesson and apply it to space,” Gore said....
  • Hillary Condi Ho Down (Vanity)

    10/05/2006 10:08:24 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 4 replies · 967+ views
    i.euniverse ^ | today | UNK
    A humorous rendition
  • Retailers report strong gains for September, aided by cooler weather and falling gas prices

    10/05/2006 9:47:13 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 10 replies · 356+ views
    NEW YORK, Oct. 5 — Shoppers encouraged by cooler temperatures and falling gas prices went on a clothes shopping spree in September, giving many retailers better-than-expected gains and lifting the industry's spirits two months before the holiday season. A notable exception was Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
  • On zippy planets, a year lasts mere hours

    10/05/2006 6:12:57 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 37 replies · 666+ views
    Space ^ | Oct 4, 2006 | Ker Than
    WASHINGTON - A recently spied planet orbits so close to its star that a new year comes every 10 hours. Called SWEEPS-10, the planet belongs to a newfound class of zippy exoplanets called ultra-short-period planets that have orbits of less than a day. The Hubble Space Telescope recently spotted five ultra-short-period planets, all about the size of Jupiter, in a crowded star field near the galactic bulge of our Milky Way galaxy as part of an exoplanet survey called the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search, or SWEEPS. A total of 16 planet candidates were found, all with relatively short...
  • Let's say I break into your house (putting illegal immigration into perspective){Vanity}

    09/23/2006 3:30:41 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 37 replies · 1,520+ views
    sister | 23 SEP 06 | UNK
    A lady wrote the best letter in the Editorials in ages!! It explains things better than all the baloney you hear on TV. Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests. Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your...
  • Stocks rally ahead of Fed’s decision

    09/20/2006 8:21:38 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 26 replies · 879+ views
    MSNBC News ^ | 20 Sep 06 | Staff Reporter
    Stocks rally ahead of Fed’s decision Crude prices fall toward their lowest level in six months. NEW YORK - Stocks surged Wednesday, driving the broader market to a fresh five-year high, as investors welcomed tumbling oil prices and anticipated the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates steady at its meeting later today. Upbeat earnings from Oracle and Morgan Stanley also cheered traders.
  • Anger Management (vanity)

    09/12/2006 12:31:19 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 20 replies · 476+ views
    message | 12 Sep 06 | Unk
    Anger Management When you occasionally have a really bad day, and you just need to take it out on someone, don't take it out on someone you know, take it out on someone you don't know. I was sitting at my desk when I remembered a phone call I'd forgotten to make. I found the number and dialed it. A man answered, saying "Hello." I politely said, "This is Chris. Could I please speak with Robyn Carter?" Suddenly a manic voice yelled out in my ear "Get the right f***ing number!" and the phone was slammed down on me. I...
  • Fed: Economy Ambles Into the Fall

    09/06/2006 12:50:26 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 9 replies · 469+ views
    AP ^ | 6 Sep 06 | Staff reporter
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy ambled into the fall steadily but unstartlingly, with fresh signs of a slowdown as consumers watched spending more warily. The Federal Reserve's latest survey of America's business climate, released Wednesday, found that "economic activity continued to expand ... but five districts indicated deceleration, while the remaining seven reported little change in the pace of growth." People held back, especially, on spending for automobiles and household items.
  • Annan Calls for Israel to End Blockade

    08/30/2006 9:03:18 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 17 replies · 873+ views
    AP ^ | 30 Aug 06 | Staff reporter
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel sidestepped demands Wednesday from visiting U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan that it immediately lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon and withdraw its forces once 5,000 international troops are deployed. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert indicated Israel would only lift the blockade and withdraw its soldiers from Lebanon after the full implementation of a U.N.-brokered cease-fire.
  • Thought for the Day (Humor/Vanity)

    06/27/2006 9:47:20 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 8 replies · 288+ views
    e-mail message | 27 June 2006 | Unk
  • Army Reserve Memorial Day Message from MG (P) Jack C. Stultz

    05/26/2006 3:16:12 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 169+ views
    e-mail Message | 25 May 2006 | Maj. Gen. (P) Jack C. Stultz
    Memorial Day Message 25 May 2006 Maj. Gen. (P) Jack C. Stultz Chief, Army Reserve Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. ~Daniel Webster In this fifth year on the Global War on Terror, it is appropriate that we pause this Memorial Day weekend to remember the more than 2,000 service men and women who have given their life in the Global War on Terror, 118 of those from our Army Reserve...
  • Chavez Brushes Aside U.S. Arms Sales Ban

    05/15/2006 12:17:49 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 26 replies · 670+ views
    AP ^ | 15 May 2006 | Staff Reporter
    LONDON (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez brushed aside America's suspension of arms sales to his country Monday, saying "this doesn't matter to us at all." The Venezuelan leader, on a visit to London, also said his government would not respond with punitive measures such as travel restrictions.