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  • When is a Ransom Not a Ransom? When it's Inconvenient to Call it That

    08/05/2016 6:54:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 8/5/2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    The White House concedes that it all looks very bad. But it insists this was in no way a ransom payment; the trout got in the milk for perfectly normal reasons. You see, the Iranians were suing for funds deposited with the Pentagon in 1979 for a weapons purchase that was later blocked when the ayatollahs deposed the Shah. The $400 million wasn't a ransom; it was simply the first installment of a $1.7 billion dollar settlement of that dispute. "We would not, we have not, we will not pay ransom to secure the release of U.S. citizens," top White...
  • [Vanity] Every left wing outlet called out Melania College Experience simultaneously

    07/20/2016 12:23:52 AM PDT · by Vendome · 82 replies
    vanity | 7/20/2016 | Vendome
    Fascinating so many news and entertainment outlets had the same claims at nearly to the minute of Melania. They even coincided on reports of Don Jr, yet the author admits he helped write the speech.
  • Al-Qaeda chief commits suicide in Libyan prison, report says

    05/11/2009 11:54:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/11/2009 | Duncan Gardham
    Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, whose real name was Ali Mohammed al-Fakheri, 46, took his own life in his prison cell, according to the Libyan newspaper Oea. Information gained from the interrogation of al-Libi was cited on several occasions by the Bush administration as justification for the war in Iraq. He told his CIA interrogators that al-Qaeda had sent two men to Iraq to seek training in chemical and biological weapons in December 2000. Classified documents added that the men did not return, so al-Libi did not know whether the training took place, and that, in any case, he was probably "intentionally...
  • An Amazing Story of God Taking a Ride on a New York Subway

    11/09/2014 11:39:06 AM PST · by buffyt · 26 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | March 2, 2014 | Ravi Zaccharis
    The true story is told, in Reader’s Digest, of a man by the name of Marcel Sternberger. Marcel Sternberger took the same subway train every day, on the Long Island railroad. Every day, he was on that same subway. Until, one day, a friend of his was critically ill. Sternberger instead visited his friend in the hospital, and wound up spending the morning. Sternberger then had to take a noon train to work – a train he had never been on before. Sternberger was confounded by the noon crowds. He walked into one of the subway cars, which he knew...

    04/11/2014 2:09:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/2012 | By Wynton Hall
    The son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rory Reid, is the primary representative for ENN Energy Group, a Chinese energy company seeking to build a $5 billion solar panel plant on a 9,000-acre Clark County desert plot in Laughlin, Nevada. ENN scored big when Clark County commissioners unanimously voted to sell the Chinese company the public land for just $4.5 million, despite the fact that it was appraised at $38.6 million. Sen. Reid has been one of ENN’s biggest supporters, having recruited the company during a 2011 trip to China. According to Reuters, last month Sen. Reid tried...
  • Nevadan Named BLM Chief - Senate Confirms Former Reid Adviser

    04/11/2014 1:22:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    CBS/Las Vegas ^ | April 9, 2014
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A natural resource manager who grew up in Elko has been named director of the Bureau of Land Management. The U.S. Senate voted 71-28 on Tuesday to confirm the appointment of Neil Kornze to the post. Kornze was raised in Elko and is a former senior adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He joined the BLM in 2011 and has been leading the agency as principal deputy director for the past year.
  • Harvey Whittemore Convicted Of Making Illegal Campaign Contributions To Harry Reid

    04/11/2014 1:07:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 5/29/2013 | By SCOTT SONNER
    RENO, Nev. — A Nevada powerbroker who headed a billion-dollar real estate company and pulled the strings of state politics as a prominent lobbyist for more than a decade was convicted Wednesday of making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. Harvey Whittemore, 59, could face up to 15 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts on three counts tied to nearly $150,000 illegally funneled to Reid's re-election campaign in 2007. Later in the day, U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks declared a mistrial on a count of lying...
  • 5 Random Coincidences That Invented Modern Pop Culture

    02/24/2014 2:17:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Cracked ^ | February 24, 2014 | B.T. Doran
    The ancient Greeks believed that inspiration came from the Muses, goddesses who came down from Olympus to help common mortals create great works of art. But nowadays we know that creative minds get their ideas from pretty much whatever random s*** comes their way.This even goes for some of the most famous characters in recent pop culture history ...
  • Congressman Tried to Shut Down a Tea Party Leader at Thursday’s Hearing

    02/07/2014 7:50:55 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 2-6-14 | Becket Adams
    “After nearly 20 years of being in business,” Engelbrecht, said during the hearing, “and no agency coming to visit with us, the succession of agencies that have now come to us — for all manner of things — begs the question.” “Ms. Engelbrecht,” Jordan said, “in the first 20 years of business, did OSHA ever visit your place of business?” “No sir,” she responded. “Never once?” “No sir.” “After you filed the [tax-exempt application for King Street Patriots], OSHA visited then, right?” “Yes sir.” “In the first 20 years of business did the [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives]...
  • Barrytown Steely Dan 1974

    11/10/2013 8:12:17 AM PST · by TnGOP · 31 replies
    "Pretzel Logic" Album via You Tube ^ | 11/10/2013 | Steely Dan/TnGOP
    I came in from work this morning and put on "Pretzel Logic" by Steely Dan. When "Barrytown" came up, I thought about our current White House resident. Then as I listened to the words, I realized that the song echoed my feelings toward our modern-day "Barrytown"; (BHO & friends) Here are the lyrics, and click the link to hear it on you tube. I'm not one to look behind I know that times must change But over there in Barrytown they do things very strange And though you're not my enemy I like things like they used to be And...
  • North Carolina Registers Over 583 Democrat Votes Over the Age of 112

    08/16/2013 9:29:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Charlotte Conservative Examiner ^ | 21 October, 2012 | Barry Secrest
    There are obviously verifiable vote fraud problems in North Carolina. In 2010 those problems surfaced meaningfully as indicated in the below voter fraud post from an earlier Charlotte Conservative Examiner article: Perhaps in an effort to promote North Carolina as one of the healthiest States in the Nation, this latest voter twist comes to us from Susan Myrick of the Civitas Institute in North Carolina--not to be confused with Rep. Sue Myrick of NC who is unrelated. In a radio interview with local WBT Anchor Tara Servatious, Susan reports that she has been keeping track of the number of votes...
  • A Detailed List of Curious Coincidences in President Obama’s Life

    07/22/2013 2:10:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Minority Report Blog ^ | 7/22/2013 | Steve Foley
    A long detailed list of curious coincidences in Obama’s life, emailed anonymously to Ben Fulford: This was e-mailed to me, author unknown: Obama just happened to know 60s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have...
  • Body confirmed to be that of missing Brown U. student [Sunil Tripathi]

    04/25/2013 7:42:53 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 28 replies
    NBC 10 Cranston, Rhode Island ^ | Apr 25, 2013 | anonymous
    The body of a man pulled from the Providence River is that of missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi, the state Department of Health confirmed Thursday. ... Sunil Tripathi was falsely identified on social media as possibly being one of the Boston Marathon bombers, after the FBI released images of the two suspects.
  • BREAKING: Active gunman at St Louis St. Patricia College

    01/15/2013 12:36:12 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 132 replies
    Fox News Alert | 15 JAN 13 | dcbryan1
    Shep Smith just broke in and said that an active shooter situation is breaking at YET ANOTHER SCHOOL....formerly St. Patricia College in St. Louis, MO. Two people are wounded and the police are in an active shooter situation.
  • CAN IT ALL BE COINCIDENCE? (Including Larry Sinclair)

    10/04/2012 5:19:14 AM PDT · by ZachJones · 48 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | Don Fredrick
    As I noted in the introduction to my book, The Obama Timeline, a jury at a murder trial will often find the accumulated circumstantial evidence so overwhelming that a guilty verdict is obvious—even though there may be no witness to the crime. “The jurors in the Scott Peterson trial believed the collection of evidence more than they believed Scott Peterson. Among other things, the jury thought that being arrested with $15,000 in cash, recently-dyed hair, a newly-grown goatee, four cell phones, camping equipment, a map to a new girlfriend’s house, a gun, and his brother’s driver’s license certainly did not...
  • Coincidence? Obama Camp Peddles 2012 'Hoodies'

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Coincidence? Obama camp peddles 2012 'Hoodies' So when the Obama camp announced via Twitter yesterday that it was putting its 2012 hoodies on sale, it got some thinking: Is the President trying to capitalize off the death of Martin?
  • The Osawatomie Coincidence

    12/09/2011 10:47:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 12/9/11 | Trevor Loudon
    Why would Barack Obama choose to give a controversial speech attacking American capitalism in Osawatomie, Kansas? Hang on? Where have I heard that name before? Osawatomie? ….back in the ’70s? Weather Underground terrorists… Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn. Didn’t Obama used to hang out with those guys? I remember! Osawatomie was the publication of the Weather Underground!
  • U.S. economy grows 2.5% in third quarter

    10/27/2011 8:04:43 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 27 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.27.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    U.S. growth accelerated in the third quarter as consumers and businesses ramped up spending, a report that shows the economy remained resilient in the face of strong headwinds. Gross domestic product in the July-through-September period expanded at a 2.5% annual rate, the government said Thursday. That’s nearly double the 1.3% rate of growth in the second quarter and much faster than the first quarter’s tepid increase of 0.4%.
  • Obama expresses sorrow for 31 US troops killed in Afghan crash

    08/06/2011 9:27:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 8, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama praised the sacrifice of 31 U.S. troops who died early Saturday morning in helicopter crash in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The Taliban has claimed it shot down the aircraft with a rocket-propelled grenade. Seven Afghan soldiers on board the helicopter also died. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the Americans who were lost earlier today in Afghanistan,” Obama said in a statement. “Their deaths are a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women of our military and their families, including all who have served in Afghanistan.” Obama said...
  • Obama File 96 Coincidence?: Obama, Frank Marshall Davis and the Earl Durham Connection

    02/08/2010 5:17:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies · 1,154+ views
    NewZeal Blogspot ^ | 2/8/10 | Trevor Louden
    In this post I highlighted the link between Barack Obama's communist childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis and Chicago journalist Vernon Jarrett, father-in-law of senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. I cited the link as evidence that the communist networks that touched Obama in both Hawaii and Chicago were connected. Vernon Jarrett and Frank Marshall Davis worked together in a communist front, the Citizen's Committee to Aid Packinghouse Workers in 1948 Chicago-the same year Davis moved to Hawaii.
  • Wknd Box Office: Anti-Semite Mel’s Far-Left Garbage, Evil GOP Mass U.S. ... (Debbie Schlussel Alert)

    01/29/2010 8:48:31 PM PST · by goldstategop · 69 replies · 1,937+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | 1/29/2010 | Debbie Schlussel
    “Edge of Darkness“: You know the drill: an evil American defense contractor (aren’t they all evil, in the Hollywood playbook?) mass-murders innocent left-wing activists and employees who are trying to expose the company’s evil activities. Oh, and did I mention that the defense contractor, “Northmoor” (probably supposed to be Northrop),” is in bed with an evil, effeminate Republican Massachusetts U.S. Senator, to whose campaign its CEO is a big contributor? Well, they made this movie before Scott Brown’s election, but ya never know. Things can always be quickly edited to fit Hollywood’s latest propaganda narrative. But, wait. .... Then, there’s...
  • Family Believes Pet Poisoned Over Political Signs (Obama supporters)

    10/24/2008 1:59:31 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 22 replies · 1,290+ views
    News Channel 11 ^ | 10-23-08 | staff
    A Lubbock family says someone poisoned their family pet because of their political preference. The Neuling family tells NewsChannel 11 it feels like they've lost a member of their family, and they believe someone intentionally took him away. They believe it's all because they put out campaign signs supporting Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama. The Neulings tell us they picked up their Obama signs last Monday and placed them in their front yard. The next morning they discovered their dog Jude was sick. Last Thursday, Jude died. The family says they didn't think about him possibly being poisoned until they...
  • Quantum Imaging: Enhanced Image Formation Using Quantum States of Light

    08/14/2008 5:59:33 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies · 304+ views ^ | April 14th, 2008 | Robert Boyd
  • Fifth Cable Cut, Iran Loses Net Connectivity

    02/06/2008 8:09:13 AM PST · by sionnsar · 151 replies · 284+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 2/06/2008 | CmdrTaco
    You may have noticed a number of stories recently about undersea cables getting cut around the world. Apparently the total is now up to 5, but the scariest part of this is that Iran is now offline. You can also read Schneier's comments on this coincidence.
  • Read the 'signs'...

    09/16/2007 10:57:46 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 26 replies · 422+ views
    Strange Cosmos ^ | September 16, 2007 | SeadogBytes
    Sometimes it's NOT  'just coincidence'...  ...You've just got to be able to read the signs.        
  • ISMAIL AK (not AX): Possible lead in Virginia Tech case?

    04/17/2007 8:28:56 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 103 replies · 10,345+ views
    April 17, 2007 | Charles Henrickson
    ISMAIL AKDr. ISMAIL AK is a Professor of Psychiatry at a university in Turkey. His research interests include the following: Personal Disorders, Agresivve behavior and self-mutilation, ECT, Substance-related disorders, Sexual Disorders, Forensic Psychiatry, Sleep Disorders From the Turkish Association of Psychopharmacology website: President-elect: Professor Ismail AK, M.D. Head, Department of Psychiatry, KTU School of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey Ismail AK is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Head, Department of Psychiatry, KTU School of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey He is an experienced on clinical psychopharmacology of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Dr. Ismail Ak is one of the authors of an article about patients...
  • Russian ex-PM has mystery illness

    11/30/2006 5:09:40 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 30 replies · 773+ views
    BBC ^ | 30 November 2006
    Former Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar is being treated in a Moscow hospital after falling violently ill on a trip to Ireland on 24 November. Speculation is rife that he may have been poisoned. He fell ill a day after former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died of radiation poisoning in London. Mr Gaidar's daughter Maria said "doctors incline towards the view that his symptoms... indicate poisoning". Mr Gaidar was rushed to intensive care in Dublin, then flown to Moscow. Mr Gaidar, 50, suffered from a nose bleed and vomiting before fainting in Dublin last Friday, during a visit to promote...
  • S. Korea: USS Enterprise Docks at Busan Harbor(photos)

    07/18/2006 7:08:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 3,076+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 07/18/06
    /begin my summaryUSS Enterprise Docks At Busan Harbor At 10 am, July 18, USS Enterprise has docked at pier in Naval Operations Base of (ROK) Third Fleet, located at Busan(Its escort ship,) USS Chancellorsville(CG 62) docked at noon at pier 8 of Busan Harbor.They will start their four day stay in Busan.U.S. Military and (ROK) Navy would not confirm if destroyers and submarines belonging to carrier battle group of Enterprise also docked at the harbor. USS Enterprise, a nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier  USS Chancellorsville, an Aegis cruiser /end my summary
  • Darryl Peebles meet ... Daryl Peebles

    07/12/2006 12:01:26 AM PDT · by sully777 · 15 replies · 869+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:54am ET
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When an American minister, Darryl R. Peebles, typed his name into an Internet search engine he was surprised to find another Daryl R. Peebles living in the Australian island state of Tasmania. But the surprises kept coming. After the minister contacted the Australian Daryl Peebles and over a series of e-mails the two found they had far more in common that just a name. They were both born in 1949. Both have three children with a child born in 1975 and in 1977. Their fathers both came from small towns and worked on lathes of some...
  • Teen opens eyes as rabbi wraps him with Scripture

    04/25/2006 4:56:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 631+ views
    WND ^ | April 25, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A Florida teenager lying in a coma here after being critically injured last week in a suicide bombing opened his eyes for the first time since the attack yesterday just as his rabbi donned him with teffillin, or Jewish prayer phylacteries. Daniel Wultz, 16, was one of over 60 people injured in last Monday's attack in which a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded section of Tel Aviv as Israelis celebrated the fifth day of the Passover holiday. The blast ripped through a falafel restaurant just outside the city's old central bus station, killing...
  • Rescues Not Coincidence

    04/03/2006 4:49:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 515+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Gen. George W. Casey
    BAGHDAD, April 3, 2006 — In the midst of everything going on in Baghdad last week came the welcomed news that Christian Science Monitor reporter Jill Carroll had been released. By the time this article is published, Carroll will be in Boston for a well deserved repatriation with family and friends. It is unclear at this time why the group holding Carroll released her after more than 80 days in captivity. According to her kidnappers, it was because of the release earlier this year of some female detainees. That is an unlikely answer. Every month the coalition routinely releases suspects...
  • Iran, Hamas, and the Threat of Nuclear Holocaust

    02/26/2006 1:54:17 PM PST · by anotherview · 11 replies · 351+ views
    Israel & Aliya (blog) ^ | 23 February 2006 | Caitlyn Martin
    Saturday, February 25, 2006Iran, Hamas, and the Threat of Nuclear Holocaust The front page of the Arabic website of the military wing of Hamas, the Ezzedeen alQassam Brigades, features an animated graphic at the top on the right hand column. It's a black rectangle with a red Star of David. The Jewish star shatters with a nuclear explosion. This graphic is notably missing from the English language website. Only the Jerusalem Post and a few pro-Israel blogs found this particularly newsworthy. Interestingly enough this graphic appeared on the exact same day Iran offered to fund the Hamas-lead Palestinian government. For...
  • Conspiracy Theories

    04/22/2005 8:17:22 PM PDT · by alwaysaskingquestions · 8 replies · 1,838+ views
    the Memphis Flyer ^ | 3/7/2002 | Rebekah Gleaves
    It sounds like a mystery for Mulder and Scully. A string of scientists working on similar projects all over the world are found dead. A mysterious Russian with ties to biological warfare tells tales of threats that boggle the mind. A Tennessee driver-testing center employee is burned to death after being implicated in a license-selling scandal. And the United States government pushes states to adopt a doomsday law that dramatically reduces civil rights. Chock-full of conspiracy theories and a surprising amount of verifiable data, it’s a story that’s got Web sites and talk-radio callers churning with speculations. And the theories...
  • A ring and a prayer

    01/24/2005 9:22:11 AM PST · by Radix · 12 replies · 740+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 24, 2005 | Jonathan Saltzman
    Edward H. Walsh was smoking cigarettes with friends one summer night in 1978 on a South Boston beach. He gestured to make a point. His gold class ring from Don Bosco Technical High flew off his finger. He'd had it just a few weeks. So it was for 26 years. Tides rolled in and rolled out. Southie kids built sandcastles, grew up, and watched their own kids build sandcastles. Broken bottles turned to sea glass.
  • Strange deaths of workers at UConn Health Center

    01/20/2005 5:54:35 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 18 replies · 989+ views
    WFSB-TV, Hartford, CT ^ | January 20, 2005 | Unattributed
    FARMINGTON -- Investigators are monitoring a situation at the UConn Health Center where two people have died within days of each other, leaving other health center employees concerned. Officials are trying to determine if the deaths are related. The two workers sat at adjoining desks, according to a health center spokeswoman. The identity of one of the workers is not being released although she is described as in her thirties or forties. The other is Andy Soltis, 63, from Southington. He worked in that billing department for 15 years. Co-workers say he was a very proud father who died suddenly...
  • Two Volcanoes Ready to Erupt: Mt. St. Helens and Mauna Loa

    09/28/2004 4:44:26 PM PDT · by KiloLima · 48 replies · 3,548+ views
    KABC ^ | 9/28/04 | GMA, AP
    SEATTLE — Seismologists in Washington State are on alert as earthquakes rock Mount St. Helens. Plus, the rumbling of the world's largest volcano, Mauna Loa in Hawaii, shows no signs of stopping. Are these two volcanoes ready to erupt? Mount St. Helens is just one volcanic hot spot and scientist are working hard to predict when or if there will be an eruption soon. The Washington State volcano erupted in 1980. A good portion of the mountain was literally blown to pieces creating devastation in its path. On Monday small earthquakes rattled Mount St. Helens at the rate of one...
  • Two Volcanoes Could Erupt

    09/28/2004 3:38:49 PM PDT · by Thinkin' Gal · 61 replies · 2,562+ views
    KLTV ^ | 9/28/04-Washington State
    Two Volcanoes Could Erupt In Washington State, seismologists are on alert this morning as earthquakes rock Mount Saint Helens. Plus the rumbling of the world's largest volcano, Mauna Loa in Hawaii shows no signs of stopping. The last time Mount Saint Helens erupted was in May of 1980. During the eruption, a portion of the mountain was blown to pieces, 57 people were killed and as many as 700 earthquakes were recorded in one day. In Hawaii, Mauna Loa hasn't erupted in 20 years. Now, there have been dozens of earthquakes felt and measured at Manau Loa. Now scientists say...
  • Bush Fell Short on Duty at Guard

    09/20/2004 5:34:08 PM PDT · by wildbill · 29 replies · 1,961+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Sept 8, 2004 | staff
    ( Boston Globe Archives, 2004-09-08 ) In February, when the White House made public hundreds of pages of President Bush's military records, White House officials repeatedly insisted that the records prove that Bush fulfilled his military commitment in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.
  • US Says Flag Incident Was A 'Coincidence'

    04/10/2003 5:15:56 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 232+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-11-2003 | Kim Sengupta
    US says flag incident was a 'coincidence' By Kim Sengupta in Baghdad 11 April 2003 It was, by any measure, an astonishing coincidence. As the biggest statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad was pulled down "spontaneously" in front of the world's media, the Stars and Stripes which flew on the Pentagon on 11 September was at hand to be draped over its face. The US army denied that the toppling of the 20ft edifice by a tank tower was stage-managed. It was a coincidence, they said, that Lt Tim McLaughlin, the keeper of that flag, happened to be present. And,...

    04/10/2003 11:21:59 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 22 replies · 145+ views
    Gannett via Bloomberg no url | 4/10/3
    As a child, Sultan Niazi used to listen with fascination to his father speak of his visit to Baghdad, of its illustrious buildings and the artifacts of an ancient civilization.    Niazi's father, who was in the Royal Indian Army when the British ruled India, fought in Iraq during World War II. With American troops in the heart of Baghdad Wednesday, Niazi said he felt deeply saddened by the destruction of the city that was home to the early evolution of Islam.    ''Muslims are distraught that the ancient heritage of Islam that is embedded in the streets of Baghdad is...
  • McAuliffe backup scheduled for next Columbia mission (My Title)

    02/05/2003 6:39:07 PM PST · by Cooter · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, February 1, 2003; 7:15 PM | D'Vera Cohn and William Harwood
    But NASA had planned to launch Columbia to the station on its next flight in November, a mission featuring the agency's first educator astronaut, Barbara Morgan. Morgan was the backup to the first "teacher in space," Christa McAuliffe, who died in the Challenger disaster.

    01/04/2003 12:38:46 AM PST · by Quix · 192+ views
    The Bible Code Digest ^ | 2002 2003 | The Bible Code Digest
    [Q NOTE: THIS SECTION ON CALCULATED ODDS is one of the most exciting, to me. I believe the facts presented in this section are very incredible, very AWESOME.] The Scrabble Factor The seven Hanukah ELSs appear within a 1,123 letter long section of text, which is somewhat smaller than the 1,584 letter long section that is crossed by all of the Isaiah 53 ELSs that are at least as significant as the Hanukah finds. So the two source texts are fairly comparable in size. In reality most of the Isaiah 53 cluster is concentrated in the last half of the...
  • 9 DEAD 11 shot, 9/11!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10/16/2002 4:11:48 AM PDT · by repub32 · 83 replies · 416+ views
    does the shooting stop here??????????
  • California: More than coincidence?

    07/31/2002 8:48:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 249+ views
    Mercury News - Editorial ^ | 7/31/02 | Opinion
    <p>GOV. Gray Davis once again is mystified. Why would anyone think he'd tried to influence a water board decision favoring a Tosco refinery two years ago?</p> <p>Maybe it's that odd series of campaign contributions totaling $70,500, starting the day after a vote that went against Tosco; then an unexpected reversal of the vote four months later; and through it all the continued flow of dioxin -- one of the deadliest industrial pollutants -- from Tosco's Avon refinery into the San Francisco Bay at five times the level originally allowed in its permit.</p>
  • Earth Day Is Lenin's Birthday Coincidence or Communism?

    04/22/2002 10:29:59 AM PDT · by buffyt · 64 replies · 1,270+ views
    Ether Zone & The National Anxiety Center ^ | April 1, 2000 | By: Alan Caruba
    In 1955, then Soviet Premier, Nikita Krushchev ordered April 22nd be designated a day to celebrate Communism. In 1970, it was chosen to be Earth Day by Gaylord Nelson, one of the founders of the event. Those founders had 365 days from which to choose. They chose Lenin's birthday. When Communism was imposed on Russia in 1917, the first thing it did was to outlaw the ownership of private property. Under Communism, the State owns all property and all natural resources. In recent years in the United States, the Clinton-Gore Administration has declared millions of acres of mineral and oil-rich...