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  • SURVIVAL: Pathfinder School Experience *(Videos In 13 Parts)

    09/26/2014 12:49:09 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 18 replies
    Mar 6-11, 2013
    While researching the Appalachian Trail and Survival Techniques for the hike, I stumbled across these videos that I think would be a great reference for anyone that wants to survive in the wild woods. "" Thanks go to Dave Canterbury of WildernessOutfitters for teaching the Pathfinder School Classes, and to "themoodybobby1" for recording and posting these 13 videos for anyone to review. Pathfinder school experiencep1 ( 9:12 ) Pathfinder experiencep2 ( 10:01 ) Pathfinder experiencep3 ( 8:44 ) Pathfinder experiencep4 ( 9:26 ) Pathfinder experience p5 ( 8:34) Pathfinder experience p6 ( 7:51 ) pathfinder experience p7( 9:40 )...
  • Canada: Our North loses the Pole ~~ moving toward Siberia

    06/17/2005 11:18:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies · 1,681+ views
    Edmonton Journal ^ | Friday, June 17, 2005 | Nathan VanderKlippe
    Our North loses the Pole After centuries in Canada, the roaming magnetic North Pole has crossed into international waters, en route to Siberia CanWest News Service Thursday, June 09, 2005 YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. - Sometime in the last year, a longtime friend turned its back on Canada and was last spotted heading for Siberia.For centuries, the magnetic North Pole was ours, a constant companion that wandered the rolling tundra and frozen seas of our Arctic.But no more.A Canadian scientist who recently returned from a trip to measure the Pole's current location says it has now left Canadian territory and crossed into...
  • Researchers suggest Vikings used crystals with sun compass to steer at night

    03/29/2014 9:14:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bob Yirka
    A team of researchers working in Hungary has proposed that a sun compass artifact found in a convent in 1948 might have been used in conjunction with crystals to allow Vikings to guide their boats even at night. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, the team describes theories they've developed that might explain how Viking sailors were able to so accurately sail to places such as Greenland. Since the discovery of the sun compass fragment, researchers have theorized that Viking sailors used them to plot their course—at least when the...
  • If America Ever Heads In The Right Direction Liberals Can Reverse Course With This Compass

    01/18/2013 10:09:33 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-18-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • The Political Compass has a leftist bias

    08/17/2009 6:28:42 PM PDT · by The Right Way 1776 · 5 replies · 440+ views
    The Political Compass ^ | July 18 2009 | some MSM journalist
    "This chart was constructed on the basis of the speeches, public statements and , crucially, the voting records of each of the candidates. During the election campaign, we'll be tweaking their positions as, inevitably, some of them change. We'll also be adding other charts as the campaign continues. When examining the chart it's important to note that although most of the candidates seem quite different, in substance they occupy a relatively restricted area within the universal political spectrum. Democracies with a system of proportional representation give expression to a wider range of political views. While Cynthia McKinney and Ralph...
  • MNF-W Marines give Iraqi soldiers direction

    05/06/2009 6:39:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 262+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Jason Hernandez, USMC
    CAMP MEJID, Iraq — Marines from the California-based 1st Intelligence Battalion and 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion recently taught soldiers of the 7th Iraqi Army Division’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Battalion advanced land navigation and map reading techniques aboard Camp Mejid, Iraq, April 27. The course, which lasted a total of six days, included nearly five full days of exhaustive classroom instruction on how to properly read maps, how to design and plot locations and routes on a map, compass techniques, the negotiation of terrain obstacles and the use of hand-held global positioning systems. While teaching rudimentary map-reading and navigation...
  • Will Smith 'LEGEND' Tops Box With Est. $70M Weekend...

    12/15/2007 9:45:26 AM PST · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 75 replies · 416+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | Dec 15, 2007 | Nikki Finke
    SATURDAY AM: Some amazing numbers were posted Friday for this weekend's movie releases. Warner Bros' I Am Legend opens closer to $80 million than the studio's hoped-for $50 million from Friday through Sunday after making a whopping $29.6 million Friday in 3,606 theaters.... *snip* And the bottom fell out of costly domestic flop The Golden Compass from New Line, which forked out $200+ million to make it, in its second weekend in release. I know, I know, the pic is doing OK overseas. But the fantasy pic is so lost domestically it earned only an anemic $2.6 million Friday from...
  • ‘Compass’ Can’t Cure What Ails Box Office (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/10/2007 3:28:24 AM PST · by abb · 119 replies · 275+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 10, 2007 | Brooks Barnes
    Hollywood is counting on the impending arrival of a naughty chipmunk, a treasure hunter and Will Smith to reverse a lingering box office malaise that deepened over the weekend with disappointing sales for “The Golden Compass.” The movie business is running into the 2007 home stretch with a serious limp. Measured in dollars, ticket sales for the crucial holiday season, which began Nov. 2, are down 6 percent through Sunday compared with last year, according to the box-office tracking company Media by Numbers. Attendance, meanwhile, is off by more than 10 percent. snip Through summer’s end the box-office story was...
  • "My Books Are About Killing God"-Snopes Confirms Golden Compass Emails

    11/19/2007 2:13:49 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 129 replies · 570+ views
    Snopes ^ | 11-19-07 | self
    We all get "those" emails from time to time-the ones making claims that are meant to be passed on. We've learned to check things on sites like snopes.com to make sure what we pass is true. When it comes to the movie The Golden Compass, whats going around is...true
  • What Every Parent Should Know About "The Golden Compass"

    11/14/2007 7:23:15 PM PST · by GratianGasparri · 34 replies · 145+ views
    Zenit.org ^ | 14 November 2007 | Pete Vere and Sandra Miesel
    What Every Parent Should Know About "The Golden Compass" Interview With Pete Vere and Sandra Miesel INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, NOV. 14, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The film "The Golden Compass" isn't simply about using fairy-tale magic to tell a good story, it corrupts the imagery of Lewis and Tolkien to undermine children's faith in God and the Church, says Catholic author Pete Vere. In this interview with ZENIT, Vere and Sandra Miesel discuss the movie adaptation of the fantasy novels written by Philip Pullman. The film, staring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, will be released in the United States in early December. Vere...
  • Police gaffe makes Muslims pray in wrong direction

    04/14/2007 8:34:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies · 1,844+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2007
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch police station trying to help Muslim detainees face Mecca for their prayers painted arrows in cells pointing in the wrong direction...
  • Home and away: Bat uses magnetic compass for long flights

    12/07/2006 6:40:21 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 5 replies · 280+ views
    PhysOrg.com ^ | 06 Dec 2006 | AFP
    Scientists believe a species of bat has an inbuilt magnetic compass to find its way home over long distances, in addition to its famous echolocation, which guides it around its neighbourhood. Princeton University batologists used radio telemetry aboard a small aircraft to track big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) that were released 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of their home. They first tested a "control" group of bats, which headed due south towards the roost without a problem. Two other groups of bats were then exposed to a false magnetic field for 90 minutes, comprising 45 minutes before and 45 minutes...
  • Lawrence of Arabia's £1/4m compass 'is a £50 fake'

    10/22/2006 5:38:14 PM PDT · by FLOutdoorsman · 7 replies · 769+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 Oct 2006 | Glen Owen
    It was described as the pocket compass used by Lawrence of Arabia during his First World War desert adventures when it was sold by Christie's for more than £250,000. But now the auction house is facing embarrassing claims from experts that it has been duped - and the successful bidder walked away with a £50 fake. The two-inch brass pocket compass, which fetched £254,000 when it was sold with a watch and cigarette case, was said to have helped Lawrence as he led the Arab revolt against Germany's ally Turkey. Christie's claimed the three items were given by Lawrence to...
  • CA: Following the Compass of "BIG"

    06/18/2006 8:12:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 395+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 6/17/06 | Barry Jantz
    "It's a glow-in-the-dark compass ring. So you don't get lost." -Josh (played by Tom Hanks), in the movie, "Big" Maybe what we need in California is a glow-in-the-dark compass ring. Or, maybe it's just Republicans that need one. Perhaps just Arnold Schwarzenegger. Heck, maybe it's all three. Let's face it...to our fellow citizens, Arnold is the face of California and the State GOP (with all due respect to Ackerman, Plescia and Sundheim). As Jon Fleischman and I wrote on the heels of the Governor's January 5 State of the State address, "Now, 'Mr. Hollywood' has come up with his BIGGEST...
  • The Other Legacy of New Orleans (Illegal gun seizures)

    03/05/2006 4:50:17 AM PST · by chemicalman · 36 replies · 1,015+ views
    blogcritics.org ^ | February 03, 2006 | Dave Nalle
    When people talk about the disaster in New Orleans these days it's in terms of the rebuilding effort or Mayor Nagin's 'Chocolate City' gaffe. But there's another story which isn't getting a lot of coverage anymore - it's the kind of story the mainstream media tends to avoid. Yet it might be more significant for the country in the long run. It's the story of the unconstitutional disarming of the New Orleans citizenry when they were faced by what was likely the greatest threat of their lives, right in their own neighborhoods. At the height of the chaos in New...
  • FEDS ASKING TOUGH QUESTIONS OF NOPD: INDICTMENTS PREDICTED

    12/03/2005 3:43:14 PM PST · by abb · 58 replies · 2,715+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | Dec 3, 2005 | Chad Rogers
    FEDS ASKING TOUGH QUESTIONS OF NOPD: INDICTMENTS PREDICTED XXXX DECEMBER 03, 2005 5:27 PM **EXCLUSIVE! MUST CREDIT THE DEAD PELICAN!** In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Feds are asking a number of very specific questions of the NOPD, source tell The Dead Pelican. Among the questions that the Feds are asking, one stands out: "Where are all these officers that we were paying you for?" As reported earlier, it is widely known that NOPD's real troop strength has never been more than approximately 1000 commissioned officers but the "official" number (that is, the number given out by the Superintendent's...
  • FORMER NOPD CHIEF: NEW DETAILS SURFACE

    12/03/2005 8:40:39 AM PST · by caryatid · 48 replies · 2,073+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | December 03, 2005 | Chad E. Rogers
    **EXCLUSIVE** New details are surfacing concerning New Orleans' former Superintendent of Police, Eddie "the hat" Compass, sources tell The Dead Pelican. Compass' abrupt resignation from NOPD was, according to sources, brought about by a number of factors that were rapidly approaching critical mass. In other words, the situation had reached a level at which things can no longer be concealed, hushed up or downplayed without calling in too many favors or costing too much money. In other words, Ray Nagin wasn't about to risk his political career to cover up for Compass any more than he already had without implicating...
  • U.N. suspends catering company subsidiary

    10/21/2005 7:43:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 523+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/05 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - In a widening scandal over contracts, the United Nations announced Friday that it has suspended a subsidiary of the world's largest catering company as a U.N. supplier until the outcome of an investigation into alleged contract irregularities. The suspension is the latest blow to U.N. contracting which in recent months has seen the arrest of two Russians by the FBI for alleged money laundering. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Eurest Support Services, or ESS, has been barred from seeking new U.N. contracts until completion of a U.N. investigation into allegations that it "improperly obtained" internal U.N. information...
  • Compass Changes Direction (court stops gun confiscations ordered by NOPD Chief Compass)

    09/30/2005 11:56:41 PM PDT · by epow · 6 replies · 654+ views
    NRA - email alert ^ | 10/01/05 | NRA staff writer
    COMPASS CHANGES DIRECTION As you know, on September 22, NRA filed a motion in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to block authorities from confiscating law-abiding citizens' firearms in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. On September 23, the Court sided with NRA and issued a restraining order to bar further gun confiscations from law-abiding victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The controversy over gun confiscations erupted when The New York Times reported that the New Orleans Superintendent of Police Eddie Compass directed that no civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to have guns and...
  • Was Massive Corruption the reason for holding off Federal assistance?

    09/28/2005 8:10:14 AM PDT · by Wil H · 44 replies · 1,885+ views
    Vanity | 9/28 | Wil H
    There has been much made over the indecisiveness of Lousiana State and New Orleans Municipal governments in the run up to Hurricane Katrina, especially the resistance of the Governor to allow Federal assistance into the state to help with relief and recovery efforts. Now it is discovered by the FBI that many of the police on the city payroll didn't "not show up for work" but in fact they didn't exist at all! One policeman has commited "suicide" and the Police Chief has already resigned. How far up the administration did this scandal reach? One person couldn't have been pocketing...
  • Misinformation Slowed Federal Response to Katrina (Misinformation by Nagin and MSM)

    09/30/2005 1:59:46 AM PDT · by johnmecainrino · 20 replies · 1,083+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | September 30, 2005 | Christopher Cooper
    Misinformation Slowed Federal Response to Katrina One of the mysteries of the fumbling federal response to Hurricane Katrina has been why the military, which was standing by, and federal disaster agencies, which had pre-positioned supplies in the area, didn't move in more quickly and with greater force. Senior government officials now say that one major reason for the delay was that they believed they had to plan for a far more complicated military operation
  • Nagin forced Compass out

    09/29/2005 2:39:46 AM PDT · by abb · 31 replies · 1,842+ views
    Times-Picayune ^ | Sept 29, 2005 | By Trymaine D. Lee and Walt Philbin
    After announcing his retirement Tuesday, New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass told several high-ranking officers that he had been forced out by Mayor Ray Nagin, the officers said Wednesday. They said Compass told them the decision came on the heels of a heated confrontation with the mayor. The officers spoke only on condition that they not be named. Reached Wednesday by e-mail, Nagin said that those accounts were "inaccurate." Compass could not be reached for comment. At a hastily called news conference Tuesday with Nagin in attendance, Compass announced that he was retiring. When asked by a reporter whether Compass...
  • Katrina reveals other Louisiana disaster (numbskulls, showboats, shills, scalawags and scam artists)

    09/29/2005 1:26:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 1,309+ views
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | September 28, 2005 | Gary Harmon
    Strangely enough, it no longer appears that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been headed of late by Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. Sherman, y’all might recall, burned Atlanta, and his razing of the South in general earned the long-term ill will of Southerners before Gen. Robert E. Lee determined that he no longer could prevent the Yankees from prevailing in the War of Northern Aggression, as some folk still lovingly refer to those days more than 140 years ago. No one, for instance, fled the ravages of Katrina or Rita on the Wm. T. Sherman Parkway, Union Boulevard, Appomattax Avenue...
  • Bad Boys (FBI finds "deserting" police on New Orleans payroll don't exist)

    09/28/2005 1:11:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 848 replies · 39,375+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 27, 2005 | Tony Snow
    <p>Hours before New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass announced his resignation, Tony relayed some hot information he had heard from his Capitol Hill sources. It regarded an FBI investigation currently under way.</p> <p>You can go to the source above and listen to that segment of his radio show.</p>
  • New Orleans police superintendent resigns

    09/28/2005 7:46:06 AM PDT · by smartin · 54 replies · 1,280+ views
    CNN.com ^ | September 28, 2005
    Police Superintendent Eddie Compass resigned Tuesday after four turbulent weeks in which the police force was hit by desertions and disorganization in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. "I served this department for 26 years and have taken it through some of the toughest times of its history. Every man in a leadership position must know when it's time to hand over the reins," Compass said at a news conference. "I'll be going on in another direction that God has for me." As the city slipped into anarchy during the first few days after Katrina, the 1,700-member police department itself suffered a crisis....
  • GPS data at issue in Peterson case

    02/17/2004 5:29:10 AM PST · by runningbear · 161 replies · 270+ views
    CNN.com/Law center ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2004
    GPS data at issue in Peterson caseScott Peterson is charged with killing his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son. GPS data at issue in Peterson case Judge to hear defense request to sequester jury Tuesday, February 17, 2004 Posted: 0544 GMT ( 1:44 PM HKT) REDWOOD CITY, California (CNN) -- Prosecutors and defense attorneys in Scott Peterson's murder trial are due in court again Tuesday to argue whether information gathered from tracking Peterson's vehicles by satellite after his wife disappeared should be admitted as evidence. Peterson, 31, is charged with killing his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son....
  • The American Compass recognizes New Media

    09/10/2004 9:12:34 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 10 replies · 467+ views
    The American Compass, meeting on C-Span, under Booknotes, 9-01-04, featured keynote speakers, who said that We now, have the "old media", and the "new media". It was explained the "old media", is the television stations, press, newspapers and so on. The "new" media is the blogs, forums, websites, that have become widespread and popular. The American Compass speakers said; The "old" media did not want to face or question Kerry's past, and that the Swifties and their book, "Unfit For Command", did the job, for getting past them.