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  • Egypt and Iran resume direct flights for first time in 34 years

    03/30/2013 10:07:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Global Post ^ | 3/30/13 | Jessica Phelan
    For the first time in more than 30 years, you can now fly direct from Egypt to Iran. An Air Memphis flight took passengers from Cairo to Tehran on Saturday, the first commercial service to do so since the two countries severed relations in the wake of Iran's 1979 revolution. Eight Iranians were reported to be on board, including the Iranian chargé d'affaires and his family. The resumption of direct flights was agreed upon in February, during a visit to Iran by Egypt's tourism minister. The two governments have since signed an agreement to promote tourism between their countries, which...
  • Emails show direct link between White House and energy loans, GOP says

    05/16/2012 5:33:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Wash, Free Beacon ^ | 5/16/12 | CJ Ciaramella
    New emails obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform show a direct link between the Department of Energy’s controversial green energy loan program and the White House, Republicans on the committee said Wednesday. The White House and Energy Department have long held there was no political influence in the decision-making process that awarded billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees to renewable energy companies. However, emails disclosed at the hearing reference to communications with the White House. House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said the emails are the first in the committee’s more than yearlong investigation...
  • Direct Federal Subsidies to 'Clean' Energy Up 186.6%

    08/17/2011 5:22:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/17/11 | Andrew Herzog
    ( – In addition to the 2009 economic stimulus law which, among other things, created financial incentives for clean energy, a new report by the Department of Energy shows that direct federal subsidies to alternative energy increased 186.6 percent between 2007 and 2010, up from $5.1 billion to $14.6 billion. Around the same time the report was released, a large solar energy company in Massachusetts, touted by the Obama administration as benefiting from the economic stimulus, announced it was filing for bankruptcy.
  • Skull electrodes give memory a boost

    08/14/2010 8:43:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    NewScientist ^ | 8/13/10 | Sujata Gupta
    FINDING it difficult to revise for an exam? Help could be on its way in the form of the first non-invasive way of stimulating the brain that can boost visual memory. The technique uses transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), in which weak electrical currents are applied to the scalp using electrodes. The method can temporarily increase or decrease activity in a specific brain region and has already been shown to boost verbal and motor skills in volunteers. Richard Chi, a PhD student at the Centre for the Mind, University of Sydney, and colleagues wanted to follow up on previous research...
  • Palestinians Freak — No Direct Talks!

    07/09/2010 10:13:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    commentary mag ^ | 7/9/10 | jennifer rubin
    This makes it clear just how petrified by the prospect of direct negotiations the Palestinians are: The Palestinian Authority has added new conditions for resuming direct talks with Israel, presenting new demands that in effect preclude negotiations. The stipulations stated to the BBC by PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat reflect a previously stated strategy of waiting “a year or two” for the United Nations to recognize it as a new Arab country instead of trying to reach a compromise agreement with Israel. … Erekat told the BBC that in order for direct talks to resume, Israel also must accept former...
  • A CHALLENGE TO H.R. 25 [alleged fair tax] SUPPORTERS

    10/15/2006 2:27:58 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 85 replies · 1,310+ views
    A CHALLENGE TO H.R. 25 [alleged fair tax] SUPPORTERS What part of our federal Constitution grants power to Congress to lay and collect a “sales tax”? I have been told by some proponents of H.R. 25 to read Article 1, Section 8, but, I do not see “sales tax” in the list of specific taxing powers granted in that part of the Constitution. I guess it’s safe to assume at this point in time the promoters of H.R.25 were pretending that a power was granted to Congress to lay and collect a “sales tax”. In addition, those who promote H.R....
  • Supreme Court won't consider direct challenge to lethal injection

    05/22/2006 1:36:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 208+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/22/06 | Toni Locy
    The Supreme Court's refusal Monday to consider a second lethal injection case suggests the justices are not ready to decide whether the drugs amount to cruel and unusual punishment, legal experts said. The denial was issued without comment, leaving court watchers to speculate over justices' reasons for rejecting an appeal by a Tennessee death-row inmate who claims lethal injection is unconstitutional. "The Supreme Court is plainly not ready to step into the lethal injection controversy yet," said Eric M. Freedman, a Hofstra University law professor. "It's kind of a puzzle," said Kent Scheidegger, legal director of the Criminal Justice Legal...
  • Heart Surgeon Restarts Career, Accepts Direct Commission

    05/03/2006 5:43:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 560+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Paul D. Prince
    Dr. Jonathan P. Oline waits for his commissioning ceremony to begin.  Oline received a direct commission as a lieutenant colonel during a ceremony at Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., April 29, 2006.   Photo by Gillian M. Albro U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jonathan Oline Heart Surgeon Restarts Career, Accepts Direct Commission By Paul D. Prince U.S. Army Special Operations Command FORT BRAGG, N.C., May 3, 2006 — Coronary specialist Dr. Jonathan P. Oline had a change of heart and a change in career. He put his 17-year private practice on hold to serve his country. The...
  • CA: 'Direct' evidence city manager saw Cisco red flag (Borgsdorf)

    01/25/2005 8:46:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 444+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/25/05 | Aaron C. Davis
    An independent investigator has concluded that there is ``undisputed, direct'' evidence that San Jose's top administrator knew of clandestine communication between his staff and Cisco Systems that tainted an $8 million technology contract last year. The third report in two weeks issued by San Francisco law firm Hanson Bridgett contains some of the most damning e-mails to date connecting City Manager Del Borgsdorf to problems with the contract, which was ultimately voided because it illegally favored Cisco. Included is an e-mail from Cisco about contract issues that Borgsdorf and his deputy, Ed Shikada, received June 22, three hours before the...
  • Requiem for a Decent Chinese Communist

    01/22/2005 7:27:42 PM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 669+ views
    Zhao Ziyang, former Secretary-General of mainland China’s Communist Party, died at a Beijing hospital last Monday. Good riddance to another communist? In this case, no. Not all tigers are incapable of changing their stripes. During his tenure in China’s one and only political party, Zhao took steps that truly can be called “reforms.” Zhao's greatest moment occurred during the pro-democracy rebellion of 1989, which was centered in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. He opposed the use of China’s vast military might against the peaceful protestors gathered in the square. On May 19, 1989, Zhao personally pleaded with the protestors, mostly...
  • First direct sighting of an extrasolar planet

    01/12/2005 7:07:27 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 56 replies · 1,910+ views news service ^ | Tuesday, January 11, 2005 | Maggie McKee
    Astronomers have directly observed an extrasolar planet for the first time, but are at a loss to explain what they see. More than 130 planets have been detected orbiting stars other than our own, the Sun. But because the stars far outshine the planets, all of the planets were detected indirectly - by how much they made their host stars wobble or dim, for example. Now, astronomers say they are almost certain they have snapped an actual image of an extrasolar planet. It was first seen at infrared wavelengths with the Very Large Telescope in Chile in April 2004, and...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • The Islamist Challenge to American Security

    10/19/2004 5:21:38 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 495+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | October 19, 2004 | Frank J. Gaffney
    Frank J. Gaffney is founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC. He earned his AM in international studies from John's Hopkins University. A former deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security policy, Mr. Gaffney's articles have appeared in Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New Republic, Newsday, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He is a contributing editor to National Review Online. Mr. Gaffney addressed the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia on September 22, 2004. The threat of terror is the most direct challenge to the stability of...
  • Trouble for Chinese Communists

    08/19/2004 11:44:33 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 3 replies · 583+ views ^ | August 19, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    Despite the Chinese government’s horrific oppression of its people, dissent persists. Today, six women held a protest on an apartment building rooftop in Beijing. They waved a banner reading, “We accuse the police, the prosecutors and the courts in Liaoning province of corruption and trickery.” The women threatened to commit suicide if their demands were not met, but were later taken away by police. The protest took place not far from communist government headquarters. A similar incident occurred several weeks ago. According to the BBC, A growing number of Chinese have been bringing petitions to Beijing to try to gain...
  • CA: Voters direct rage at their leaders and recall itself

    10/05/2003 8:54:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 217+ views ^ | 10/5/03 | Mark Simon - SF Chronicle
    <p>The Golden State - once a symbol of optimism and opportunity for the rest of the nation - has become a very angry place.</p> <p>Californians are angry at each other and at the people who are supposed to be running things.</p>

    06/20/2002 10:23:56 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies · 220+ views
    The Shelbyville (TN) Times-Gazette | June 20, 2002 | David Melson
    Deputies didn't have to go far to recover a stolen vehicle and capture a suspect in its theft -- he drove it right to Bedford County Jail. A 1994 Isuzu Rodeo with a Georgia tag was blocking the drive around the old jail building about 11 a.m. Tuesday. A license check showed the SUV had been stolen in Dalton, Ga. Larry A. Price, 33, Tullahoma, was inside the jail attempting to schedule an appointment to see an inmate, said Deputy Brian Farris. When Price exited the jail, Farris asked if the Rodeo belonged to him. Price said he had purchased...

    03/25/2002 8:31:16 PM PST · by Nix 2 · 6 replies · 290+ views
    If I Forget You, O Jerusalem! ^ | Thereabouts | Yaffa Ganz
    MANIFESTO By Yaffa Ganz The following is unsophisticated, undiplomatic, simple, stark and direct. It is also politically incorrect, uncomfortable and difficult for many people to hear. (The truth often is.) Which is why even those in the Government of Israel who accept these principles have trouble articulating them for the public. As a private citizen, I have the luxury of speaking freely (after all, I do live in the only democracy in the Middle East...) and of saying what people - especially Jews - all over the world know and believe is true. Therefore, I hereby proclaim.... 1. The Land...