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  • Real Viking Ship Completes North Atlantic Crossing

    06/30/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | GCaptain Staff
    The world’s largest viking ship has arrived in North America after crossing the North Atlantic Ocean on a journey from its homeport in Haugesund, Norway. The Viking ship, named Draken Harald Hårfagre, set sail from Norway with its approximately 32 crew members in late April and made stops in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, Canada, before making its way through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Toronto for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016 festival this weekend. Future stops for the Viking ship include Chicago, Green Bay and Duluth, before heading to U.S. east coast with stops in New York City...
  • George Washington reenactors make Christmas crossing of the Delaware River

    12/26/2015 1:55:17 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-25-15
    WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. - George Washington and his troops have made their annual Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River. The re-enactors crossed the river between Pennsylvania and New Jersey on a 65-degree day Friday, considerably warmer than the actual crossing which took place on an ice-choked river during a snowstorm. The annual Christmas tradition drew families and fans of history to both sides of the Delaware River for the 63rd annual re-enactment. Boats ferried 2,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 18 cannons across the river during the original crossing.Washington's troops marched 8 miles downriver before battling Hessian mercenaries in the...
  • Solar Impulse plane begins Pacific crossing

    05/30/2015 7:35:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 30MAY2015 | Jonathan Amos
    The experimental aircraft, which has a wingspan bigger than a jumbo but weighs little more than a large car, left Nanjing at 02:39 (18:39 GMT). It is likely to take Mr Borschberg five to six days of continuous flight to reach his central Pacific destination. He will try to stay awake for much of that time, taking only short catnaps. His progress will be monitored the entire way from a control room in Monaco. Meteorologists and flight strategists will constantly update him on the best route to follow.
  • Man Rescued Trying To Sail To US In £300 Dinghy

    08/20/2014 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Lord Flash · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/17/2014
    A man has been rescued five miles off the Dorset coast while attempting to sail to America in a £300 dinghy. The 30-year-old Bulgarian national bought the 14ft vessel from Christchurch harbour on Saturday and then set off on his 3,500-mile voyage across the Atlantic. ... The man, who was alone on the sailing dinghy, refused help when an RNLI lifeboat arrived and kept saying: "I am going west." After refusing assistance for 45 minutes, the crew dragged him on to their boat and took him to shore. ... The man was not wearing a life jacket, his boat had...
  • Servicemen of 51th brigade, who recently crossed the Russian border, are back and in custody

    07/29/2014 4:30:35 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 6 replies
    UNIAN (Russian) ^ | 07/29/2014
    Servicemen of the 51th mechanized infantry brigade, who crossed the Russian border, have been returned to Ukraine. They are suspected in desertion. Sources say, their mobiles have been taken away and the servicemen themselves are kept in custody. A correspondent of a Ukrainian TV channel Roman Bochkala posted it on Facebook. “Tomorrow evening all the 41 people were taken to the military base A1978. Now the prosecutor’s people are questioning them and conducting other investigation procedures. The guys are suspected in desertion. There haven’t been any mentions of the “Treason” article as yet” – he pointed out. “I don’t know...
  • US proposes unmanned border crossing with Mexico

    12/11/2011 5:26:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    ap ^ | 12/11/11 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (AP) -- The bloody drug war in Mexico shows no sign of relenting. Neither do calls for tighter border security amid rising fears of spillover violence. This hardly seems a time the U.S. would be willing to allow people to cross the border legally from Mexico without a customs officer in sight. But in this rugged, remote West Texas terrain where wading across the shallow Rio Grande undetected is all too easy, federal authorities are touting a proposal to open an unmanned port of entry as a security upgrade. By the spring, kiosks could open...
  • Bridging funding for Colunbia River Crossing (unedited)

    07/26/2011 9:41:02 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 11 replies
    The Columbian ^ | 7/26/2011 | Andrea Damewood
    Washington, Oregon, federal government struggle to determine how to pay for project (Vancouver, WA) Knock aside the steel beams and concrete, and there’s just one thing that the Columbia River Crossing will be built upon: money. And one of the largest public works projects in the Pacific Northwest has an unusual plan to get that money — one that relies on the federal government, two states and local tolls to pay the estimated $2.63 billion to $3.76 billion price tag. The CRC is coming of age in an era where paying for big infrastructure projects is growing increasingly difficult, so...
  • U.S. expands truck crossing on Mexico border (Laredo, Texas, from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico)

    05/06/2011 10:51:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/6/11 | Tim Gaynor - Reuters
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A program to expand the busiest commercial crossing over the U.S.-Mexico border was inaugurated on Friday, nearly doubling the capacity for trucks entering Laredo, Texas, from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, authorities said. The program increased the number of truck lanes at the World Trade Bridge into Laredo, to 15 from eight, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said. The expansion also added an additional exit lane for vehicles leaving the facility, which currently handles around 5,000 trucks a day and has been so busy that trucks were delayed several hours. "It is going to be a...
  • The Intifada Comes to Campus: Watch 'Crossing the Line' Here

    03/23/2010 2:41:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 321+ views
    INN ^ | 3/23/10 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( Israel National News is pround to bring its readers a new film that has been produced to explore the proliferation of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incidents on North American college campuses, particularly in the wake of Israel’s counterterrorism Operation Cast Lead last year in Gaza. Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus is produced by filmmaker Raphael Shore, directed by Wayne Kopping and distributed by Imagination Productions. Shore also produced the critically acclaimed Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West and The Third Jihad: Radical Islam’s Vision for America. Kopping, who also worked on both films, has been featured...
  • Israel: Gaza crossing to stay shut as long as Hamas in power

    02/09/2010 8:24:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 239+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 2/9/10 | Amos Harel
    The Israel Defense Forces has sharply cut back its activity around the Karni border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip, and defense officials told Haaretz that the crossing, which was closed after Hamas took over the Strip in June 2007, is not slated to reopen in the future. Due to the structure of the crossing, it is at high risk for terror attacks, said an official. This, combined with the inability to coordinate operations with Hamas, led to its abandonment. "The Karni crossing won't resume operating," said one. "At least not as long as Hamas controls the Strip." Advertisement...
  • Canadians crossing border, escaping government-run health care (Video)

    08/10/2009 2:10:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 496+ views ^ | 8/10/09 | staff
    Fox and Friends interview with Rick Baker. Baker is the founder of Timely Medical Alternatives, a company that helps Canadians “leave the queue” and come to the US for treatment. Mr. Baker gives examples of a 2 year wait for a gynecological consultation and that cancer is considered as elective medical care
  • Obama cites Delaware River crossing as inspiration

    12/24/2008 9:11:17 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 65 replies · 2,328+ views ^ | Dec 24, 2008 |
    President-elect Barack Obama is asking the country to look to George Washington's improbable crossing on the Delaware River on Christmas Day as inspiration to get through current tough times. Obama said in a holiday message that Washington and his army "faced impossible odds" as they fought against the British on Dec. 25, 1776, the day they surprised Hessian forces and won victories that gave new momentum and hope to American Independence. Obama used that story to say that "hope endures and that a new birth of peace is always possible" — even as many Americans are serving overseas and others...
  • A bridge to our future that could collapse...WA Freeper's OpEd

    12/05/2007 6:21:11 AM PST · by Bean Counter · 13 replies · 99+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | December 5, 2007 | Bob Koski
    The Portland-Vancouver area recently participated in a federal disaster-preparedness drill in which the city of Portland saw fit, among other things, to rehearse the safe evacuation of house pets in response to an explosion on the Steel Bridge. But a more realistic disaster-drill scenario for this area would simulate the effects of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake -- magnitude 6.9 and lasting 15 seconds -- directly under the Interstate Bridge over the Columbia River. Then consider this: We could simulate that disaster by simply opening the existing lift spans on the bridge with no public notice and leaving them open...
  • Workers Repair Spelling Error At School Crossing

    09/28/2007 8:41:17 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 2 replies · 152+ views ^ | 29 September 2007
    Seminole County officials scrambled to fix a typo on a roadway after a motorist informed them the word school was misspelled. The error was reported along state Road 426 at Reed Road in Oviedo. School was misspelled as "scohol" and painted on the road to warn motorists they are entering a school zone. Seminole County traffic engineers said the typo was to be repaired on Friday morning. Workers removed the error and placed a new warning with school spelled correctly.
  • STOP! Railroading Our Bridge!....New Documents revealed opposeing the Columbia Crossing Project

    01/19/2007 11:21:14 AM PST · by Bean Counter · 35 replies · 705+ views
    "Stop Railroading our Bridge!" ^ | January 17, 2007 | "Stop Railroading our Bridge!"
    Thanks for visiting! Are you upset about the way the Columbia River Crossing task force is conducting their business? Does it seem to you like the Columbian isn't telling us the whole story? You're not alone! We at this site are trying to get the word out about how the CRC process has been skewed with a particular bias: bringing light rail into Vancouver as a part of any new Columbia River bridge. Supposedly the CRC process examined 11 different options for a new river crossing, including ideas ranging from a third bridge to a tunnel under the Columbia River....
  • I-5 bridge 'experts' are full of advice, Arrogant Media Alert

    01/08/2007 5:43:00 PM PST · by Bean Counter · 10 replies · 606+ views
    The Columbian ^ | Sunday, January 07, 2007 | JOHN LAIRD Columbian editorial page editor
    When it comes to planning a $2 billion, once-a-century bridge, armchair quarterbacks are a dime a dozen. So don't be surprised by the gaggle of "experts" who are promoting bridge "solutions" that have been rejected by the legitimate experts at the Columbia River Crossing project. Grassroots gurus are plentiful, but let's respect the side that relies on expertise, hard work and due diligence. On the third floor of the downtown Vancouvercenter, about 60 full-time engineers, planners and other specialists are creating a better river crossing. They're working with many other part-time consultants, even some of national stature, who regularly visit...
  • July 1st Nationwide Rally and Boycott to Stop Illegal Immigration

    06/05/2006 2:35:25 AM PDT · by michellena · 10 replies · 889+ views
    U.S.A. Citizen Day ^ | 6/1/2006 | Citizen Day
    Nationwide Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at every City HallOn May 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. On July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally and BoycottRally to stop the invasion by millions of illegal aliens. 1-Day boycott...
  • <b>USA Citizens Day - July 1st Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration</b>

    05/24/2006 2:27:38 PM PDT · by Angelina211 · 5 replies · 845+ views ^ | 5/23/2006 | CitizenDay
    USA Citizens Day - July 1st Immigration Control Rally Nationwide Rally on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at your City HallMay 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally for Immigration ControlRally to stop our continuous invasion by...
  • CA: Crossing the political border - Dick Mountjoy for US Senate

    01/31/2006 8:57:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 602+ views
    Pasadena Weekly ^ | 1/31/06 | Justin Chapman
    A minority party candidate faces an uphill battle this November in strong opposition majority territory. No, it's not a Democrat trying to regain one of the 21 seats needed to overturn power in Republican-controlled Congress. It's not a Democratic gubernatorial candidate trying to take back one of the four states needed to overturn the Republican majority. The San Gabriel Valley's own former Republican state senator, Richard Mountjoy of Monrovia, has announced he will run against US Sen. Diane Feinstein. The 73-year-old Mountjoy is no stranger to politics or controversy. As former president of the California Republican Assembly, the state's largest...
  • Gaza dissolving in anarchy ‘Palestinians’ kidnap, hijack buildings, commandeer border crossing

    12/30/2005 10:29:04 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 42 replies · 1,017+ views ^ | Stan Goodenough | Stan Goodenough
    Gaza dissolving in anarchy ‘Palestinians’ kidnap foreigners, hijack buildings, commandeer border crossing By Stan Goodenough December 30th, 2005 Four-and-a-half months after Israel abandoned the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority, the situation in the Arab-occupied stretch of land along the Mediterranean is rapidly spiraling out of control. Recent weeks have seen armed gunmen from various political, tribal and family factions taking over election offices and police stations, kidnapping more than a dozen foreigners – most recently this British aid worker Kate Burton and her parents this past Wednesday. On Friday, yet another gang of gun-waving masked men sent European Union...