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  • EU flags disappear from Polish government press briefings

    11/25/2015 6:44:45 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 11/24/15
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's new prime minister has broken with the practice of pro-European predecessors and has removed the EU flag from her weekly news conference. Beata Szydlo appeared Tuesday to brief reporters after the first working meeting with her Cabinet since the conservative Law and Justice party took power last week, and stood in front of Polish flags only. Asked about the change, Szydlo said that in these difficult times she is grateful that Poland belongs to NATO and the EU, but that government press briefings devoted to national matters will from now on take place "against the...
  • Thousands of Muslim migrants 'disappear' from camps

    10/31/2015 7:39:07 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies
    WND ^ | 10-30-15 | Leo Hohmann
    Where oh where have the Muslim migrants gone? That is the question German authorities are asking themselves after some troubling reports of disappearances. According to German press reports, keeping track of all the Muhammads and Alis pouring across borders is proving ever so tricky for European countries being flooded with people on the move from the Middle East and Africa.
  • New 'illusion coating' hides objects from detection

    12/27/2014 5:53:02 AM PST · by shove_it · 29 replies
    BusinessStandard ^ | 21 Dec 2014
    Researchers have developed a new 'illusion coating' that could hide things by making them look like something else or even completely disappear. "Previous attempts at cloaking using a single meta-surface layer were restricted to very small-sized objects," said Zhi Hao Jiang, postdoctoral fellow in electrical engineering, Pennsylvania State University. Jiang and Douglas H Werner developed a meta-material coating with a negligible thickness that allows coated objects to function normally while appearing as something other than what they really are, or even completely disappearing. The researchers employ what they call "illusion coatings," coatings made up of a thin flexible substrate with...
  • 13 planes vanish from radars over Europe

    06/14/2014 8:34:44 PM PDT · by wtd · 30 replies
    Telegraph ^ | June 13, 2014 | Matthew Day
    13 planes vanish from radars over Europe As many as 13 planes flying over Europe vanish from radar screens in an "unprecedented" series of blackouts that lasted 25 minutes with claims air traffic control could have been hacked
  • California Senate erases websites of 3 lawmakers, including Leland Yee

    04/07/2014 4:54:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 4/07/14
    The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in criminal cases. The Senate removed pictures, video clips and legislative archives over the weekend involving Democratic Sens. Rod Wright of Los Angeles, Ron Calderon of Montebello and Leland Yee of San Francisco. All that remains on the websites is information about their Senate districts. The three men have lost the rights and privileges of a senator, which include having a Senate-maintained website, said Mark Hedlund, a spokesman for Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
  • Nine Things That Will Disappear In Our Lifetime

    02/14/2013 3:23:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 69 replies
    2/14/13 | Email
    1. The Post Office Get ready to imagine a world without the Post Office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the Post Office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills. 2. The Check Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with check by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks. Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to...
  • Friends disappear as vengeance still stalks across Libya

    02/16/2012 9:45:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The National ^ | 2/13/12 | Mustafa Fetouri Feb 13, 2012 Save this article
    For the first time since the fall of the Qaddafi regime, a trial has opened near Benghazi of civilians accused of supporting the former regime. Some of four dozen civilians are also accused of helping "loyalist" prisoners escape from their "revolutionary" captors. The military trial opened and adjourned just as quickly at a base just outside Benghazi. The defence team accused the court of incompetence and requested a transfer to civilian court. None of the accused, after all, faces war-related accusations. One wonders what kind of justice the new masters of Libya can deliver and how justice is to be...
  • Obama the Hypocrite

    01/24/2009 4:36:06 PM PST · by JohnnyTu · 2 replies · 177+ views
    Less than one day into his term as president, and Barack Obama is already illustrating why those who did not vote for him voted as they did. Obama is an extreme hypocrite. Notice, for example, this summary from http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090121/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_executive_pay concerning his desire to loosen up restrictions on releasing information under the Freedom of Information Act. Obama stated that "Just because a government agency has the legal power to keep information private does not mean that it should" and "For a long time now, there's been too much secrecy in this city." The order that he issued Wednesday is an attempt...
  • Daily economic briefings disappear from Obama's White House schedule

    06/06/2011 4:23:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    the hill ^ | 6/6/11 | Sam Youngman
    At some point during the first two years of his administration, President Obama stopped receiving the daily economic briefing that he requested when he took office. Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announced at this own first daily briefing reporters that Obama asked for the daily economic briefing, described then as comparable to the daily intelligence briefing the president gets every morning. “The president asked that this be added every day to his schedule,” Gibbs said at the time. Gibbs added that Obama believed it is “important that each day he receive the most up to date information as...
  • Evidence of Big Bang May Disappear in 1 Trillion Years

    04/13/2011 8:47:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | 4/13/11 | Clara Moskowitz
    While astronomers are largely baffled by the question of how the universe began, they should probably hurry up and figure it out. In the far future, most of the evidence will be long gone, a new study suggests. Though future astronomers will likely have the benefit of advanced technology and a more sophisticated understanding of physics, they won't be able to take advantage of the last vestiges of evidence left over from the Big Bang. The trace signals from the explosion that set the universe in motion 13.7 billion years ago will likely be all gone 1 trillion years from...
  • Where in the G20 world is Barack Hussein Obama

    06/28/2010 7:58:56 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 13 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 6/28/10 | Alaphiah
    President [Barry Hussein Soetoro] gave the White House press corps the slip last night. He’s done it again. How many times is this president going to give the White house press corps the slip before the people of the United States realize that there is a problem? What other president in the history of the United States of America has ever had to disappear with whereabouts unknown? (see previous post) If one remembers, and I do, this is supposed to be the most ethical, transparent, open presidential administration in the history of the United States of America. So why does...
  • Learning How To Disappear

    05/21/2010 5:07:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 36 replies · 1,545+ views
    escapeartist.com ^ | unknown | Frank M. Ahearn
    Most people read a book then pick up and go. They simply disconnect their services with no forwarding address and leave. Big mistake; take your time and follow the below steps for making your escape last. Okay first step, do not use your home, work or cell-phone, and do not use your calling card. Do not use any of your credit cards to purchase anything in the place you are going to escape to. You should develop your plan at least six months before you hit the road. In the meantime have all of your services, cable, electric, phone bills...
  • Oceans' fish could disappear in 40 years: UN

    05/17/2010 10:50:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 107 replies · 1,629+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/10 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – The world faces the nightmare possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 without fundamental restructuring of the fishing industry, UN experts said Monday. "If the various estimates we have received... come true, then we are in the situation where 40 years down the line we, effectively, are out of fish," Pavan Sukhdev, head of the UN Environment Program's green economy initiative, told journalists in New York. A Green Economy report due later this year by UNEP and outside experts argues this disaster can be avoided if subsidies to fishing fleets are slashed and fish are given protected...
  • Can you disappear in surveillance Britain?

    04/17/2010 9:19:42 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 30 replies · 1,223+ views
    The Times ^ | Jean-Paul Flintoff
    Back in January last year, David Bond packed a rucksack, kissed his pregnant wife Katie and toddler Ivy, climbed into his Toyota Prius and drove away from home. Nobody knew where he was going – he didn’t even know himself. One thing he was sure about was this: “I’m going to leave my life behind and disappear,” he said. A 38-year-old Oxford graduate with a solid if unspectacular career in media, Bond wasn’t your typical runaway. But then, you might have said the same about Will Smith in Enemy of the State, or Robert Donat in The 39 Steps –...
  • Arctic ice cap to disappear in 20-30 years: study

    10/14/2009 4:53:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies · 3,118+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/14/09 | Elodie Mazein
    LONDON (AFP) – The Arctic ice cap will disappear completely in summer months within 20 to 30 years, a polar research team said as they presented findings from an expedition led by adventurer Pen Hadow. It is likely to be largely ice-free during the warmer months within a decade, the experts added. Veteran polar explorer Hadow and two other Britons went out on the Arctic ice cap for 73 days during the northern spring, taking more than 6,000 measurements and observations of the sea ice. The raw data they collected from March to May has been analysed, producing some stark...
  • The Top 12 Brands Likely to Disappear

    04/25/2009 12:53:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies · 2,877+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 4/25/2009
    As the recession deepens, economic forces continue to drive consolidation in the retail industry, debt comes due and increasingly discerning consumers buckle down on discretionary spending, an analysis by 24/7 Wall Street predicts that a number of well-known brands are likely to disappear before the end of 2010. To determine which brands are most likely at risk, 24/7 Wall Street examined 100 large brands it believes are in trouble and, for each, looked at public financial records, sales information, analyses from industry experts, the competitive landscape in each’s industry and the likelihood that a brand could be sold off in...
  • More Than 30 Indian Youths Disappear in New Zealand

    07/14/2008 3:07:22 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 4 replies · 184+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.14.2008 | DPAdkg
    More than 30 Indian youths have disappeared in New Zealand, where they were in transit to go to Sydney for World Youth Day, a spokeswoman for the Catholic Church said Monday. Lyndsay Freear told Radio New Zealand that a party of 220 Indian Catholics who arrived in Auckland a week ago were due to fly to Sydney Tuesday, but 32 of them had disappeared. All were billeted with church members in Auckland under a so-called Days in the Diocese programme before going to Australia, where Pope Benedict arrived Sunday for events associated with World Youth Day. Freear said all the...
  • Unearthing Clues Of Catastrophic Earthquakes 'An Inviting Tale Of Destruction' (Archaeoseismology)

    04/16/2008 8:19:19 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 505+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 4-16-2008 | Seismological Society of America
    Contact: Nan Broadbent press@seismosoc.org 408-431-9885 Seismological Society of America Unearthing clues of catastrophic earthquakes 'An inviting tale of destruction' SANTA FE, New Mexico -- The destruction and disappearance of ancient cultures mark the history of human civilization, making for fascinating stories and cautionary tales. The longevity of today’s societies may depend upon separating fact from fiction, and archeologists and seismologists are figuring out how to join forces to do just that with respect to ancient earthquakes, as detailed in new studies presented at the international conference of the Seismological Society of America. "It's an idea whose time has come, "...
  • Louisiana’s Wetlands Are Being Lost At The Rate Of One Football Field Every 38 Minutes

    01/04/2008 1:28:00 PM PST · by blam · 50 replies · 218+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-4-2008 | Louisiana State University.
    Louisiana’s Wetlands Are Being Lost At The Rate Of One Football Field Every 38 Minutes ScienceDaily (Jan. 4, 2008) — LSU and Ohio State University will battle for the BCS National College Football Championship in the Superdome early next week, but if the game was held in the Louisiana wetlands instead, the entire field would disappear before halftime. Louisiana’s wetlands are being lost at the rate of approximately one football field every 38 minutes. To fight against this rapid destruction, the two universities joined forces in 2003, forming an ongoing research partnership with the goal of rebuilding the vanishing coastal...
  • Report: Ozone Hole May Disappear by 2050 (Algore the last to know...)

    05/20/2006 8:13:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 856+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/20/06
    Report: Ozone Hole May Disappear by 2050Sat May 20, 9:01 AM ET TOKYO - The ozone hole over the Antarctic is likely to begin contracting in the future and may disappear by 2050 because of a reduction in the release of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting gases, according to a team of Japanese scientists. The findings are based on a series of numerical simulations carried out by Eiji Akiyoshi of the National Institute for Environmental Studies, near Tokyo, using projected emissions of chlorofluorocarbons and other gases blamed for the ozone hole. According to a report posted Friday on the institute's Web...
  • Border checkpoints disappear

    04/25/2006 6:54:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies · 977+ views
    BISBEE — Motorists along three of Cochise County’s major north-south throughways may have noticed the recent disappearance of some familiar landmarks — the Border Patrol checkpoints that had long been fixtures on highways 80, 90 and 191. A Border Patrol spokesman at the agency’s Tucson Sector headquarters said Monday that because the management of checkpoints is an operational issue, he could not comment on why or precisely when the permanent revision points in Cochise County had been dismantled. A spokeswoman at Congressman Jim Kolbe’s office in Washington, however, said that any removal would be appropriate given a law prohibiting long-term...
  • Arctic Ice Cap 'Will Disappear Within The Century'

    09/28/2005 6:27:13 PM PDT · by blam · 126 replies · 2,691+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-29-2005 | Roger Highfield
    Arctic ice cap 'will disappear within the century' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 29/09/2005) The Arctic ice cap is on track to disappear within a century, according to a study published yesterday. The satellite survey by the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC), and the space agency Nasa reveals that for the fourth consecutive year there has been "a stunning reduction" in Arctic sea ice at the end of the northern summer, placing species such as polar bears at risk. The reduction in ice levels places Arctic wildlife at risk The survey recorded the lowest sea-ice extent...
  • Natalee Holloway - Case Discussion Extended Thread 16

    08/26/2005 4:40:09 PM PDT · by TexKat · 3,756 replies · 84,135+ views
    Various News Outlets | 8/26/05
    Surinamese Deepak Kalpoe, 21, arrives to court in Oranjestad, Aruba, Friday, Aug. 26, 2005. Aruban police arrested Kalpoe and his brother Satish, 18, along with a third person according to government spokesman Ruben Trapenberg, saying he doesn't know if the arrests are connected to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. The two brothers had been previously detained and released. (AP Photo/Pedro Famous Diaz) Surinamese Satish Kalpoe, 18, front, gets in a car to go to court in Oranjestad, Aruba, Friday, Aug. 26, 2005. Two Surinamese brothers, Satish and Deepak Kalpoe, who had been detained and released in the disappearance of Natalee...
  • Natalee Holloway - Case Discussion Extended Thread 15

    08/19/2005 7:02:03 AM PDT · by TexKat · 2,337 replies · 54,723+ views
    Various News Outlets | 8/19/05
    Profile of Natalee Holloway Missing: Natalee Holloway participated in a trip with 125 seniors from Mountain Brook High School to Aruba in the Caribbean. In the early morning hours on May 30, 2005 Natalee was seen leaving a nightclub and getting into a vehicle. She failed to turn up Monday morning for her return flight home and she has not been seen since. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance. Profile: Natalee Holloway was born on October 21, 1986 to Beth and Dave Holloway. She grew up in the close-knit community of Mountain Brook, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. She...
  • Vicious MS-13 street gang bringing its blood lust to W. Va.

    08/14/2005 9:20:14 AM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 39 replies · 15,160+ views
    BLOOMERY — It seems an unlikely setting for a meeting of big-city gang members — a secluded spot along the Shenandoah River where the loudest noises come from tires crunching gravel and water rushing over the dam. But it’s here, on a narrow road just across the Virginia state line, that authorities say members of MS-13, one of the nation’s most violent gangs, have begun to congregate. “If you just drove through, you wouldn’t notice. But we sit and watch what they do,” says Jefferson County sheriff’s Lt. Bobby Shirley. While women serve picnics and children play, “the men are...
  • Holloway father replies to Sen. Riley's Anti-Aruba letter

    08/12/2005 3:39:27 PM PDT · by j_accuse · 13 replies · 1,581+ views
    George "Jug" Twitty ^ | August 4, 2005 | George "Jug" Twitty
    NEW - Read a letter to the Governor of Alabama from Natalee Holloway's father Aruba Message Board
  • Natalee Holloway - Case Discussion Extended Thread 14

    08/12/2005 10:38:31 AM PDT · by TexKat · 2,024 replies · 52,210+ views
    Various News Outlets | 8/12/05
  • Natalee Holloway - Case Discussion Extended Thread 13

    08/07/2005 5:22:31 PM PDT · by TexKat · 2,181 replies · 46,965+ views
    Various News Outlets | 8/7/05
  • Natalee Holloway - Case Discussion Extended Thread 12

    08/02/2005 7:55:42 AM PDT · by TexKat · 2,356 replies · 63,051+ views
    Various News Outlets | 8/2/05
  • Natalee Holloway - Case Discussion Extended Thread 11

    07/29/2005 7:28:13 AM PDT · by TexKat · 1,961 replies · 47,148+ views
    Various News Outlets | 7/29/05
    Natalee Holloway is shown in this undated family photo. (AP Photo/family photo)
  • Natalee Holloway - Case Discussion Extended Thread 10

    07/28/2005 6:57:17 AM PDT · by TexKat · 1,059 replies · 26,923+ views
    Various News Outlets | 7/28/05
    Previous Natalee Holloway ThreadsFirefighters drain a lake, Tuesday, July 26, 2005, in Oranjestad, Aruba searching for Alabama teenager, Natalee Holloway, who vanished nearly two months ago while vacationing in the island. Edwin Comemencia, a police spokesman, confirmed that the draining of the lake across from the Marriott Hotel was part of the investigation into Holloway's disappearance but would not comment further. The draining was expected to take up to 24 hours. (AP Photo/Pedro Famous Diaz)
  • Natalee Holloway - Case Discussion Extended Thread 9

    07/25/2005 7:17:04 AM PDT · by TexKat · 2,064 replies · 62,278+ views
    Various News Outlets | 7/25/05
    Natalee Holloway and friends in Aruba 5/30/05
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, November 30 - December 6, 2003 (oddities)

    12/05/2003 12:42:04 PM PST · by cogitator · 124+ views
    Link post; any discussion of the images should take place in the FR "Chat" section, where the images are posted: Geology Pictures of the Week, November 30 - December 6, 2003 (oddities)
  • Plane disappears after take-off (Luanda, Angola)

    05/28/2003 9:43:42 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 60 replies · 360+ views
    Australia News ^ | May 29, 2003 | Australia News
    A BOEING 727 passenger jet, grounded at Luanda airport a year ago, has disappeared after a mysterious unauthorised take-off, Angola state radio reported today. The plane, chartered by the Angolan airline Airangol, was grounded after being banned from overflying Angolan territory on account of a series of irregularities, said Angola civil aviation director Helder Preza. A witness to the plane's departure on Sunday, airport employee Luis Lopes, said he saw a white man start the empty plane and then take off after a few dangerous land manoeuvres. Airport chief Celso Rosa said there was some evidence to believe the Boeing...
  • Tokyo professor working on Invisibility Technology

    02/07/2003 2:12:46 PM PST · by spetznaz · 60 replies · 3,339+ views
    NEW YORK - A University of Tokyo professor claims he and his research team have developed a system that can make you 'invisible.' Engineering Professor Susumu Tachi is in the early stages of technology that he says will eventually enable camouflaged objects to be virtually transparent by wearing an optical device. Professor Tachi demonstrated the technology on Wednesday. In a photo of graduate student Kazutoshi Obana, it appears as if three men walking in the background can be seen 'through' Obana's green overcoat. The retroreflective material of the coat acts as a screen and gives a transparent - or invisible...
  • Why Did Monongahela Indians Disappear From Western Pennsylvania?

    10/03/2002 2:54:16 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,435+ views
    Northern Light ^ | 10-2-2002
    Why Did Monongahela Indians Disappear From Western Pennsylvania? Massive Droughts May Be Answer to Mystery, Says Anthropologist at Carnegie Museum of Natural History Story Filed: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 10:31 PM EST PITTSBURGH, Oct 01, 2002 (ASCRIBE NEWS via COMTEX) -- For decades, anthropologists have struggled to explain why the once thriving Monongahela Indian culture disappeared from southwestern Pennsylvania by 1635 - well in advance of European settlement. Jim Richardson, Curator of Anthropology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, believes he may finally have the answer. In a study published in the journal Archaeology of Eastern North America, Richardson and...
  • 10,000 Asylum Seekers Allowed To Disappear

    08/10/2002 5:55:32 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 231+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-11-2002 | David Bamber
    10,000 asylum seekers allowed to disappear By David Bamber, Home Affairs Correspondent (Filed: 11/08/2002) More than 10,000 asylum seekers who were sent to a detention centre set up to deport unfounded claimants have been sent back into the community despite having their applications rejected. When the Oakington centre in Cambridgeshire opened two years ago, ministers hailed it as the solution to the asylum crisis and promised that it would "fast-track" 13,000 asylum seekers each year, assessing claims within seven days and deporting those rejected. Last night, however, the Home Office said that although it was assessing initial asylum applications as...