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  • Highway to heaven (Huckabee's nutty infrastructure plan)

    01/26/2008 10:20:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 179+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | January 25, 2008 | Megan McArdle
    Is Huckabee's highway plan the nuttiest thing to come out of this presidential election? I don't want to speak too authoritatively, because I certainly haven't tried to catalogue every nutty thing everyone has said. But it certainly seems like a good candidate. I say that as the daughter of an avid transportation infrastructure advocate--indeed, my dad just co-authored a report on transportation finance for the next 50 years, which I hope he'll be joining me for a podcast on next week. Transportation spending takes years, even decades, to complete, which makes it less than ideal for stimulus spending. In a...
  • Gore parody

    10/26/2007 10:07:24 AM PDT · by leebert · 18 replies · 99+ views

    02/05/2006 4:15:37 PM PST · by Leisler · 31 replies · 1,789+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 1 April, 2004 | Staff
    Plans to fill a nuclear landmine with chickens to regulate its temperature were seriously considered during the Cold War. Civil servants at the National Archives say it is a coincidence the secret plan is being revealed on 1 April. The Army planned to detonate the seven-tonne device on the German plains in the event of having to retreat. Operation Blue Peacock forms part of an exhibition for the National Archives, in Kew, London, on Friday. Professor Peter Hennessy, curator of the Secret State exhibition, told the Times: "It is not an April Fool. These documents come straight from the archives...
  • Governor Bob Taft (R-OH) Approval Rating Is 6.5%, Says Latest Poll

    11/30/2005 9:37:14 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 78 replies · 1,751+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | November29, 2005 | Jim Tankersley
    A Zogby International online survey, conducted a week after the Nov 8 election and released yesterday, shows just 6.5 percent view the embattled GOP governor very or somewhat favorably. Barely 3 percent view his job performance as "good" or "excellent." "I'm not aware of anyone whose ever sunk lower," pollster John Zogby said.

    02/10/2005 6:27:02 PM PST · by Quix · 6 replies · 1,381+ views
    A Glimpse Ahead Timothy Snodgrass The Impossible Will Come Alive In 2005 01/28/05 In January of 2004, as we began to intercede for the New Year the Holy Spirit gave us the prophetic slogan, "The Seas will Roar in 2004". This year we were given a new slogan, "The Impossible will come Alive in 2005". As the veil of darkness begins to come down over nations and regions, along with great shakings will come great breakthroughs; signs, wonders, healings and a spectacular release of miracles in impossible circumstances. This year, although we are ultimately poised to gain much ground, there...
  • Mental Health Charity Calls for Cannabis Probe (can 'trigger' psychotic episode of schizophrenia)

    01/30/2005 7:39:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 1,016+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/29/05
    Mental Health Charity Calls for Cannabis Probe Sat Jan 29,10:37 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - A British health charity called on Saturday for an investigation into evidence that smoking cannabis may cause psychosis in people at risk of mental illness. Rethink, which campaigns on behalf of schizophrenia sufferers, said the mental health risks of using cannabis were not widely understood. "There is strong evidence from a wide range of sources that long term and short-term use of cannabis can 'trigger' a psychotic episode of schizophrenia in people who are at high risk of developing schizophrenia --- for instance, people who...
  • What's with all the dead scientists?

    01/26/2005 4:41:33 PM PST · by Middle-O-Road · 231 replies · 3,894+ views
    What's the deal with all the dead scientists?
  • Putin: Ally or Terrorist? (Russian FSB/KGB Real Culprits Behind "Chechen Terrorism")

    09/21/2004 8:24:29 PM PDT · by GIJoel · 665 replies · 11,270+ views
    The New American ^ | February 2002 | William Jasper
    Putin: Ally or Terrorist? by William F. Jasper Counting Vladimir Putin as an ally against terrorism ignores his career in the murderous KGB/FSB and his ongoing support for terrorist regimes and organizations. ĎĎLena Goncharuk, aged 38, said that she was the only one to survive out of a group of six who were ordered out of the cellar where they had been hiding and shot at point blank range. Resting in her hospital bed, her voice barely rising above a whisper, she said she had survived only by pretending to be dead." So reported Paul Wood from the Chechen border...
  • Consensual shooting results in arrest

    07/03/2004 8:25:20 AM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 64 replies · 644+ views
    The New Haven Register ^ | 07/03/2004 | William Kaempffer
    <p>NEW HAVEN ó A teenager has been arrested as the alleged gunman in a city manís scheme to avoid being drafted by having himself shot in the leg.</p> <p>Police arrested Alex Lowery, 17, whose last known address was 140 Hallock Ave., late Thursday on a warrant charging him with first-degree assault and weapons counts in connection with a June 24 shooting in the Hill.</p>
  • Hilarious - Bush as bad guy - the movement to impeach has started by Left

    03/18/2003 11:27:24 AM PST · by mandingo republican · 85 replies · 1,247+ views
    Craigslist New York ^ | 3-18-03 |
    Is it Time to Physically Remove the illegal Bush Military Junta ?.. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reply to: Date: 2003-03-18, 10:47AM What would Happen .... If George W. Bush, the first unelected President of the United States appointed by the Supreme Court, succeeds in driving the United States government to attack a nation that offers no threat to the United States... If George W. Bush continues to ignore the cries for peace from millions of people in the United States and throughout the world... If George W. Bush continues to preside over the destruction of human rights and the shredding of the...

    10/11/2002 4:58:13 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 36 replies · 237+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | October 12, 2002 | The Daily Telegraph
    So Jimmy Carter has won the Nobel Peace prize. This choice is surprising in itself; even more shocking is the Nobel committee's obvious bias against George W Bush. Yesterday, the chairman of the committee, Gunnar Berge, said publicly that the decision "must be seen as a criticism of the policy that the current US administration has adopted in relation to Iraq". Such a partisan display is unprecedented: this is supposed to be a peace prize, not a fractious protest. Anyway, if Mr Carter ever deserved to win the Peace prize, it was in 1978, for the Camp David accord, when...
  • IMF blocks terror fund blacklist (THANKS A LOT ALERT)

    09/02/2002 4:37:04 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 8 replies · 235+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 2, 2002 | Jeremy Scott-Joynt
    The fight to choke off the funding of terror is being put at risk by a dispute between international organisations, BBC News Online has learnt. The International Monetary Fund's move to share the spotlight with the existing international experts on money laundering and terrorist finance, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), is triggering tensions which threaten to overturn some of the key techniques developed over the past decade. Sources close to both organisations have told BBC News Online of fundamental differences between the two groups' practices and philosophies - and some fear the result will be to delay at...