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  • Man Who Burned Retina During 1962 Eclipse Warns Others of Viewing Dangers

    08/17/2017 1:39:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Lou Tomososki was a high school teen in 1962 when his science teacher told the class about a solar eclipse that was going to take place that afternoon, NBC affiliate KGW reported. Tomososki and a friend viewed the partial eclipse outside Marshall High School in Portland. "The sun at that time, at 3:30 p.m., was in the one o’clock position," said Tomososki. "I said to Roger, 'If you stare at it long enough the brightness goes away.'" By that night, both Tomososki and Roger were having vision problems. He said the vision problems never got any worse — but they...
  • Authorities: Man shot, killed by Missoula police officer was strangling girlfriend

    01/01/2015 4:14:07 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Independent Record ^ | Jan 1, 2015 | KATHRYN HAAKE
    Authorities: Man shot, killed by Missoula police officer was strangling girlfriend 22 hours ago • KATHRYN HAAKE Missoulian MISSOULA -- The Missoula man who was killed by a city police officer Wednesday morning was allegedly strangling his girlfriend in the car before the officer fired the lethal shot. Authorities haven't released the names of the officer or the deceased man. Police initially responded to a 9-1-1 domestic disturbance call at a Missoula home involving two women and the 20-year-old man. The time was 2:04 a.m. The man fled the scene, taking his girlfriend hostage, Missoula County sheriff's spokeswoman Paige Pavalone...
  • Flame Retardant Studies Flag Mother-Child Dangers

    11/28/2012 5:46:21 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Women's eNews ^ | Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | Molly M. Ginty
    (WOMENSENEWS)--Since two of her children were born with special needs that may be linked to environmental pollution, Melissa Wolfe has worried about flame retardants in her home. Today's release of two studies in the journal Environmental Science and Technology indicate that these chemicals are prevalent in couch upholstery and dust, and raise Wolfe's level of concern. "One of my sons is a thumb sucker, and this news makes me even more nervous about what he is putting in his mouth," says Wolfe, who lives in Brentwood, N.H., and is a board member of the New Hampshire Learning Disabilities Association. Flame...
  • Clinton says U.S. must embrace Arab Spring despite dangers

    10/12/2012 9:04:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/12/12 | Andrew Quinn | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States must look past the violence and extremism that has erupted after the "Arab Spring" revolutions and boost support for the region's young democracies to forge long-term security, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday. Clinton, seeking to reinforce the Obama administration's Middle East policy following a wave of anti-American violence and last month's deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, said Washington cannot be deterred by "the violent acts of a small number of extremists." "We recognize that these transitions are not America's to manage, and certainly not ours to win...
  • Avoiding The Danger Zones In The Year Ahead

    12/30/2011 12:37:27 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 12-30-2011 | Bill Bonner
    Avoiding The Danger Zones In The Year Ahead By Bill Bonner 12/30/11 Baltimore, Maryland – And here we are at the end of the week…and the end of the year. And we’re no surer of what is going on than we were at the beginning of it. The Dow rose 135 points yesterday. But gold kept going down. It is looking more and more like gold intends to make its big correction now… It’s been down for 6 days in a row. We’ve been waiting for it. We’ve been hoping for it. We’ve been counting on it. Is it here...

    Cleveland, Ohio - (IMpossible News) As you are full aware of by now, our government loves you. They are very concerned about your health and the many choices you make from day to day. There are so many signs they care, I am beginning to lose count. Helmet laws, seatbelt laws, contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies and STD's, and half of the package on our foods now has in big letters the calories and dietary information you deserve too know about. Tabacco products must carry bold warnings about the dangers of smoking, and may even include images of blackened lungs...
  • Politics

    05/17/2009 9:14:15 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 1 replies · 219+ views ^ | 05-18-09 | stolinsky
    No need to worry about mass-murdering terrorists − the government is scaling back surveillance of overseas communications and planning to close Guantanamo. No need to worry about nuclear weapons in the hands of unstable tyrants in North Korea and Iran − the government is scaling back our nuclear weapons. No need to worry about drug-dealing street gangs − the government is scaling back the already inadequate control of our borders. If the government no longer worries about these problems, why should we? So rest easy. You need not fear to go out tonight, lest Martha Stewart accost you and offer...
  • VIDEO: Gohmert Lays Out Dangers of Hate Crimes Bill

    04/24/2009 2:03:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 344+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4/23/09 | C-SPAN
    Lays out why this bill is dangerous..
  • Obama's Environmental Agenda: Made in China

    01/17/2009 12:34:17 AM PST · by Bhoy · 2 replies · 758+ views ^ | January 16, 2009 | William R. Hawkins
    Carol Browner, who headed the Environmental Protection Agency under President Bill Clinton, has been named by Barack Obama to be his Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change. This new and undefined office could give her broad influence over economic policy. That is a frightening prospect, not merely because of her participation in a group with overtly socialist ties, but because of the way hostile foreign powers such as China are manipulating the modern Green movement to serve their own national purposes.
  • Not so Green Solar Energy

    01/18/2009 10:17:32 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 27 replies · 1,232+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | 1/18/09 | Otis A. Glazebrook IV
    You think solar electrical generation is going to save you or the Planet? Think again. While it is true that photovoltaic solar panels do not pollute while they are producing electricity -- what about the manufacturing process? What happens when these panels reach the end of their projected lifecycle in twenty-five years? (This is, by the way, an optimistic view of their useful life.) Those questions are addressed in a study by the watchdog group Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition. "Green Power" is being hyped as the "Safe Solution." It is anything but safe -- when all factors are considered. Here...
  • Inflation Dangers 'Threaten Asia'

    06/15/2008 6:59:20 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 57+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-15-2008
    Inflation dangers 'threaten Asia' Rising food prices could lead to spiralling inflation in Asia The threat of high inflation remains a major worry for Asia, and could undo the progress made in the past 20 years, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says. ADB managing director Rajat M Nag said inflation in 2008 would exceed the 5.1% annual figure predicted in April. Rising fuel and food prices were the chief dangers behind inflation that affected Asia "good growth story". Rising inflation could also hit investment and corporate earnings, and destabilise governments in the region. On Friday India said its inflation had...
  • Why hedge funds are living dangerously.

    02/10/2007 5:09:33 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 23 replies · 2,049+ views
    Barron's ^ | 12 February 2007 | Alan Abelson
    ...The authors, Stefan-Michael Stalmann and Susanne Knips, grace the research department of Dresdner Kleinwort... ...But, notable for its clarity and careful exposition, the analysis has serious import not only for investment banks but for the mushrooming phenomenon of hedge funds, for global financial markets and, by extension, the global economy. What makes this study particularly timely is that for quite a spell we've had a "perfect environment" for the hedge funds... ...The authors point out that the roughly $1.3 trillion of assets hedge funds have under management represent over 1% of all the world's financial assets, but with leverage, the...
  • Its Christmas Break - Do You Know Where Your Kids Are? (Chuck Norris On Dangers To Kids Alert)

    12/17/2006 10:11:47 PM PST · by goldstategop · 21 replies · 982+ views ^ | 12/18/2006 | Chuck Norris
    Times have changed, and so have Christmas breaksRemember Christmas vacations as a child? Those couple-week breaks when you were unleashed from school? I can still remember them like they were yesterday. Living as a child in meager conditions with Granny Scarberry in Wilson, Okla., my younger brother Wieland and I had so much fun during those blissful December retreats. Playing hide-and-go-seek, catching lizards, pretending to be war heroes was about as dangerous as it got. Times were simple back then, and Mom and Granny were always around. But those days are long gone. Latchkey leisureToday, with women making up 46...
  • Ex-Muslim preaches ‘dangers’ of Islam

    04/02/2006 11:52:58 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 1,122+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 4/1/06 | M. Ferguson Tinsley
    Daniel Shayesteh was not long graduated from the University of Tehran when on Nov. 4, 1979, 500 students siezed the American embassy in the capital of Iran. He sympathized with their cause and indirectly supported it, but refrained from bullying the Americans. Not because it was wrong, but because he felt that westerners needed to be kept unaware of the deep hatred Muslims held for them. Mr. Shayesteh, 50, grew up in northern Iran, along the coast of the Caspian Sea. Once a Qur’anic teacher and scholar, Mr. Shayesteh earned a doctorate in international business in Turkey.
  • Ignoring the Chinese Tiger

    11/07/2005 4:35:44 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 11 replies · 379+ views
    The Morning Paper-Special Edition | 11/07/05 | vanity
    Ignoring the Chinese Tiger Do you ever watch nature documentaries ? Remember this one ? There’s a herd of red deer , and it’s mating season, so all of the herd bucks start squabbling over who is going to have first dibs at the does. They lock horns and scuffle – with everybody trying to drive off the reigning buck , while the does watch, and cheer on their favorites. Meanwhile , in the trees , a little bird sees something, and starts squawking : “Tiger ! Tiger ! Tiger ! “ The herd ignores the warning cries. “Stupid bird...
  • Is There a Place Called Londonistan? - (when "multiculturalism" becomes nat'l suicide?)

    07/23/2005 4:41:36 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 486+ views
    TECH CENTRAL STATION.COM ^ | JULY 22, 2005 | Salil Tripathi
    Wary and slightly nervous, and yet stoic and phlegmatic, London continued to operate as though nothing much had happened, as another set of "incidents" paralyzed the city-center's transport network yesterday. Fortunately, there were no deaths this time, to add to the 56 who died in coordinated bomb blasts exactly two weeks ago. Britain has responded the way it has at least partly because an attack on Britain had been widely expected. What wasn't expected was that it would be from within. There has already been some backlash against Muslims, particularly after it became known that the four suicide bombers of...
  • Clinton Warns of Global Warming Dangers

    07/19/2005 11:52:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 758+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/19/05 | AP
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Former President Clinton sounded a warning Tuesday against the dangers of climate change as he met with young South Africans, and had lunch with anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Clinton was mobbed at a youth event hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. Young volunteers and their suited sponsors crowded around Clinton to take photographs and asked for autographs. "Not very far from you in the South Pole in the last 10 years, 12 chunks of ice the size of Rhode Island have broken off," Clinton told the volunteers with City Year South Africa, a youth...
  • Rumsfeld and al-Jazeera: the wrong target? - (prophetic article by British journalist 2 mos. ago!)

    07/15/2005 12:50:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 523+ views
    I have been thinking about what the United States Defence Secretary Donald H Rumsfeld has said in an interview with British television personality Sir David Frost about the dangers of al Jazeera Television and web magazine. The fundamental problem is that in the USA nobody, not even the most erudite and highly placed, understands that it is NOT just al Jazeera that is affecting world and Muslim opinion but the British and European news media, who powerfully influence the 15-odd million highly literate Muslims living in the UK and continental Europe. What, one may ask, does an irate columnist in...
  • Cape Canaveral: Where Politics Met Reality - (Chris Adamo on Chronwatch!)

    01/20/2005 5:59:44 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 183+ views
    Next week marks the thirty-eighth anniversary of the launch pad fire of Apollo 1, which took the lives of Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee. In a grim irony, that same week also marks the nineteenth anniversary of the Challenger disaster, as well as the second anniversary of the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Though memorials are certainly in order, a closer examination of the nature and cause of each catastrophe reveals much about the nation throughout the past four decades. Particularly in the wake of the Columbia tragedy and its ensuing investigations, disturbing trends in NASA...
  • Democratic Voices, Muslim Whispers: Islam For America

    12/03/2004 2:16:46 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 920+ views
    I usually write my own column, but recent events in the Middle East call for voices from that region to be heard among the mainstream media din. Some Muslims promote Jihad while others support democratic reform. It has long been my contention that --contrary to the caterwauling of the American and European left--the forces of the current Islamist Jihad are limited by their preferred method of combat and by one of their main tenets; opposition to democratic institutions. The first is a fact of nature: A movement whose main weapon of choice is the martyrdom of an entire generation of...