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  • Oops! Secretary of State John Kerry Bumps Into Door of 10 Downing Street

    07/19/2016 11:10:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    ABC ^ | 7-19-16 | Elizabeth McGlaughin
    The man holding the door presumably thought Kerry was going to stay outside and shut the door, just as Kerry turned to step inside. Kerry then smacked into the door to the sound of the crowd audibly gasping. Whoops!
  • Pope Francis: The Devil Is 'Crouching at Our Door,' 'Wants to Enter'

    01/03/2016 5:31:18 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 3, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    In his weekly Angelus message Sunday, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the meaning of Christmas, reminding his hearers that on coming into the world Jesus was rejected, and that we too must make a choice whether or not to accept him. Speaking on the day's Gospel before a crowd in Saint Peter's Square, the Pope underscored the dramatic contrast between God's gift of love in the Incarnation, and man's failure to receive Him. "The gift of God's love is matched by the non-acceptance of men," Francis said. "The Word is the light, but men loved darkness; the Word came...
  • Report: The Obama Administration Conducts More Closed-Door Meetings Than Ever Before

    11/03/2015 6:35:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 11/3/15 | Chuck Ross
    Politics Report: The Obama Administration Conducts More Closed-Door Meetings Than Ever Before Photo of Chuck Ross Chuck Ross Reporter 3:28 PM 11/03/2015 94 693 A new report finds that in the past decade, federal agencies held the highest percentage of closed-door meetings in 2013 and 2014, undermining President Obama’s commitment to running the “most transparent administration in history.” The report, from the Congressional Research Service, looked at data provided by federal agencies under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The executive branch utilizes federal advisory committees as a way to allow outside experts to provide advice and recommendations to the...
  • VIDEO Lion opens familys car door at safari park

    03/05/2015 12:01:26 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 31 replies
    WOKV ^ | 03/05/15 | COX
    One curious lion came right up to the familys car, peered in and then managed to open the car door with its mouth.
  • [San Francisco] Suspicious fire scorches SF Chinese Consulate door

    01/02/2014 1:14:02 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies
    ABC7 [KGO-TV, San Francisco] ^ | Wednesday, January 01, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The front door of the Consulate General of China in San Francisco was found ablaze on Wednesday night and is being investigated as arson, according to a fire dispatcher. The blaze was reported to be at the front door of the structure, located at 1450 Laguna St. in the city's Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood, a dispatcher said.
  • Back Door Gun Control Moves Forward

    10/29/2013 7:52:32 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 10-29-2013 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    There are numerous alarming reasons why the US government and the military have been buying up all the ammo. Heres one of them. Obama and the EPA just shut down the last lead smelting plant in the US. They raised the EPA regulations by 10 fold and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply. You can own all the guns you want, but if you cant get ammo, you are out of luck. Remember when Obama promised his minions that he was working on gun control behind the scenes? Welcome to it. Now, all domestic mined lead...
  • KS:Police: Man who shot at burglars was protecting himself

    09/30/2013 5:27:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 30 September, 2013 | Sia Nyorkor
    The resident called 911 around two o'clock Friday afternoon to report the shooting. It happened in the 1000 block of north Firefly, near 119th street West and Central. Police say the resident shot at the door and the alleged burglars drove off. Police caught up with them a short time later and found a 22-year-old with a gun shot wound to the head. Two other 19-year-olds in the car were arrested. Police say the homeowner was protecting himself and will not be charged.
  • O'Donnell: IRS 'Set Up A Back Door' for Political Opponents to Access Tax Records

    07/22/2013 10:58:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7/22/13 | Lindsey Grudnick
    Christine ODonnell, the former Tea Partybacked Senate candidate from Delaware, was interviewed on Sean Hannitys radio program today about the renewed investigation into whether she was targeted by the IRS during her 2010 campaign. She alleges that the IRS set up a back door for people working in partisan offices to get into the IRS database and use confidential tax information to influence elections. On the day she announced her 2010 Senate bid, ODonnell said, the IRS erroneously issued a tax lien against her on a home she didnt own anymore, which held that she owed the government $12,000. While
  • Biden: 'Just Fire the Shotgun Through the Door'

    02/27/2013 6:41:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/27/13 | staff
    Vice President Joe Bidens fondness for his shotguns has been documented by the Washington Free Beacon, and he continued to promote the use of these dangerous weapons in an interview with the outdoor website, Field and Stream. F&S: What about the other uses, for self-defense and target practice? BIDEN: Well, the way in which we measure it isI think most scholars would sayis that as long as you have a weapon sufficient to be able to provide your self-defense. I did one of these town-hall meetings on the Internet and one guy said, Well, what happens when the end days...
  • Kerry: Door for 'Two-State Solution' May be Closing

    01/24/2013 5:44:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/13 | Elad Benari
    ..... Senator John Kerry says he is worried the door for a "two-state solution" may be closing and that would be "disastrous". .....
  • Former contractor says FBI put back door in OpenBSD

    12/15/2010 11:59:49 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | 12/15/10 | Robert McMillan
    A former government contractor says that the FBI installed a number of back doors into the encryption software used by the OpenBSD operating system. The allegations were made public Tuesday by Theo de Raadt, the lead developer in the OpenBSD project. DeRaadt posted an e-mail sent by the former contractor, Gregory Perry, so that the matter could be publicly scrutinized. "The mail came in privately from a person I have not talked to for nearly 10 years," he wrote in his a posting to an OpenBSD discussion list. "I refuse to become part of such a conspiracy, and will not...
  • Swiss archaeologists find 5,000-year-old door

    10/20/2010 3:13:36 PM PDT · by decimon · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 20, 2010 | FRANK JORDANS
    GENEVA Archaeologists in the Swiss city of Zurich have unearthed a 5,000-year-old door that may be one of the oldest ever found in Europe. The ancient poplar wood door is "solid and elegant" with well-preserved hinges and a "remarkable" design for holding the boards together, chief archaeologist Niels Bleicher said Wednesday. Using tree rings to determine its age, Bleicher believes the door could have been made in the year 3,063 B.C. around the time that construction on Britain's world famous Stonehenge monument began.
  • AA 777 Door Ripped from Fuselage at DFW Gate

    06/18/2010 12:06:08 AM PDT · by rawhide · 30 replies · 1,005+ views ^ | Jun 16, 2010 | By FRANK HEINZ
    Imagine driving across the country without adding so much as scrape to your car only to dent your fender as you pull into the garage. That's kind of what happened to an American Airlines 777 Tuesday morning. The flight, fresh off an arrival from Sao Paulo, had just pulled up to the jetbridge at gate D32 and was nearly ready to deplane when something unusual happened. With the door open so passengers could exit, the aircraft began rolling backward -- ripping the door off the fuselage. "We do not know if the brakes were set (and did not work properly)...
  • Egyptian Tomb Holds Door to Afterlife

    03/29/2010 10:09:27 AM PDT · by cajuncow · 39 replies · 935+ views
    fox news ^ | 3-29-10 | Associated Press
    CAIRO -- Archaeologists have unearthed a 3,500-year-old door to the afterlife from the tomb of a high-ranking Egyptian official near Karnak temple in Luxor, the Egyptian antiquities authority said Monday. These recessed niches found in nearly all ancient Egyptian tombs were meant to take the spirits of the dead to and from the afterworld. The nearly six-foot- tall slab of pink granite was covered with religious texts.
  • Disappearing Car Door

    12/09/2009 9:34:53 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 28 replies · 1,185+ views
    Youtube ^ | 12/09/2009 | Youtube
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  • foolish pakistani student, mullah katl ud din, breaks electrical door (YouTube vid)

    08/17/2009 5:58:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 466+ views
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  • Mullen leaves door open for more Afghanistan troops

    07/05/2009 12:03:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 264+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/5/09 | Eric Zimmermann
    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed confidence today in the U.S. military offensive in southern Afghanistan but left the door open to additional troops in the country if the situation calls for it. Admiral Mike Mullen sought to clarify an apparent disagreement with National Security Adviser Jim Jones, who reportedly told commanders in Afghanistan not to expect any additional troops. Admiral Mullen said he would wait to hear from General Stanley McChrystal, the new head commander in Afghanistan, who is conducting a 60 day assessment
  • Obama leaves door open to tax on health benefits

    06/24/2009 7:28:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 685+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/24/09 | DAVID ESPO
    President Barack Obama left the door open to a new tax on health care benefits Wednesday, and officials said top lawmakers and the White House were seeking $150 billion in concessions from the nation's hospitals as they sought support for legislation struggling to emerge in Congress. "I don't want to prejudge what they're doing," the president said, referring to proposals in the Senate to tax workers who get expensive insurance policies. Obama, who campaigned against the tax when he ran for president, drew a quick rebuff from one union president.
  • Brazil detains suspected al-Qaida member

    05/26/2009 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Flavius · 403+ views
    wtop ^ | 5/26/09 | STAN LEHMAN
    A suspected al-Qaida member has been taken into custody by Brazilian authorities in a case shrouded in secrecy, police said Tuesday.
  • CA: Show him the door - Overreaching by coastal panel's Peter Douglas should lead to ouster

    05/17/2009 9:02:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 553+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/17/09 | Editorial
    The welcome final approval by the San Diego regional water board may not be the last hurdle that the proposed Carlsbad desalination plant must clear. Peter Douglas, executive director of the California Coastal Commission, wants one last stab at killing the project. It is not enough for the commissioners to restrain Douglas. They must replace him with an executive director who abides by the limits of his authority and honors the commissioners' decisions instead of undermining them. Poseidon's desalination plant, essential to San Diego's water future, is hardly the first project Douglas has assailed. It is, however, a prime example...

    01/29/2009 1:51:12 PM PST · by andrew roman · 18 replies · 1,453+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 29 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    This is not an indictment on President Obama's inability to open a window he thought was a door. After all, he's only been at his new place of residence for nine days now. It takes a while to memorize where all the handles are. I empathize with the new Commander-In-Chief. The whole thing is actually quite amusing in a "Messiahs-Are-People-Too" kind of way.I would rather focus on how the media is portraying this - if they are at all - and compare it to George W. Bush's now infamous incident of pulling on a locked door when attempting to exit...
  • Hey Bam, that's not the door!

    01/28/2009 3:29:26 PM PST · by correctthought · 32 replies · 1,131+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/09 | LIISA O'NEILL
    It looks like President Obama hasn't gotten acquainted to his White House surroundings. On the way back to the Oval Office Tuesday, the President approached a paned window, instead of the actual door -- located a few feet to his right.
  • New space toilet has no door...yet

    12/19/2008 11:11:03 AM PST · by Westlander · 21 replies · 674+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12-19-2008 | SPACE.COM
    Astronauts aboard the international space station hooked up their brand new space toilet this week, but it's missing one last touch: A simple door, for privacy.
  • Disappearing retractable car door

    06/12/2008 12:26:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 61+ views
  • False Doors For The Dead Among New Egypt Tomb Finds

    03/01/2008 7:32:21 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 170+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 2-25-2008 | Steven Stanek
    False Doors for the Dead Among New Egypt Tomb Finds Steven Stanek in Cairo, Egypt for National Geographic NewsFebruary 25, 2008 Three false doors that served as portals for communicating with the dead are among ancient burial remains recently unearthed in a vast Egyptian necropolis, an archaeological team announced. The discoveries date back to Egypt's turbulent First Intermediate Period, which ran roughly between 2160 and 2055 B.C. The period is traditionally thought to have been a chaotic era of bloodshed and power struggles, but little is known based on archaeological evidence. In addition to the false doors, the Spanish team...
  • Man Dies After Getting Stuck in Girlfriends Cat Door

    11/13/2007 3:08:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 64 replies · 71+ views ^ | 11-13-07 | Fox News
    A woman in Florida made a startling discovery over the weekend when she found her boyfriend stuck in her houses cat door, reported. The girlfriend of Charles Tucker Jr., 33, had reportedly kicked him out of her St. Augustine home. Hours later, she found the man stuck in the small door and called police. When they arrived four minutes later, the man was dead, reported.
  • NHS Opened the Door

    07/05/2007 5:08:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 668+ views
    The NY Sun ^ | 7/5/2007 | DANIEL JOHNSON
    The fact that the Al Qaeda plot to detonate car bombs in London and Glasgow was carried out by doctors working for the National Health Service has shocked the British public far more than the fact that they were Muslims.
  • The Sociopath Next Door

    12/28/2006 6:11:56 PM PST · by Valin · 103 replies · 4,870+ views
    The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout Broadway, 2005 Review by James Pratt on Dec 26th 2006 Volume: 10, Number: 52 If the statistics are correct, one person in twenty-five can be classified as a sociopath. That means that almost all of us have met at least one such person (assuming you are not one yourself). It is on the basis of this chilling fact that Martha Stout has written The Sociopath Next Door. If all of us know at least one such person, then many of us may need the advice she offers on how to handle the sociopath...
  • Try, try again: Discharged once from Corps, Katrina opens second door

    03/31/2006 5:10:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 432+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Kaitlyn M. Scarboro
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (March 31, 2006) -- When Hurricane Katrina hit his home town of New Orleans, Pfc. Eric J. Brown, Platoon 2061, Company E, thought he lost his chance, once again, to become a Marine. Brown was originally sent to boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., the training facility designated for most male recruits from east of the Mississippi River and all female recruits. During a medical re-evaluation at Parris Island, it was discovered that after several duck hunting trips without hearing protection, Brown damaged his hearing to a point that was...
  • Command's High Flight program opens door to civilians

    03/07/2006 5:22:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 166+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | 1st Lt. Leslie Brown
    3/7/2006 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFPN) -- Air Mobility Command added a new twist to the High Flight program here when Air Force civilians were added to the professional development and orientation course. Forty-seven captains from across the Air Force and six civilians from the command recently participated in the twice-a-year program. Patricia Dorsey, director of the family support center here and one of the first civilians to attend the course, found it extremely beneficial. "It is not often that civilians have the opportunity to attend leadership training with their military counterparts," Ms. Dorsey said. "The AMC mission...
  • New simulator training helicopter door gunners

    01/18/2006 3:33:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 33 replies · 703+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 17, 2006 | John Reese
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 17, 2006) A new virtual helicopter door-gunner simulator, used to train deploying Soldiers and capable of interacting with its ground-convoy counterpart, is now being demonstrated at military installations. The simulator -- which was on display Jan. 11-13 at the Institute of Land Warfare Aviation Symposium and Exhibition in Washington, D.C. is providing the first door-gunner training since Vietnam, said Raydon Corporation reps who were demonstrating it. The simulator provides a safe, cost-effective environment to practice helicopter door-gunner training by engaging assorted targets in settings based on a virtual Baghdad, said Raydons director of...
  • Killer Strain Of Bird Flu 'At The Door' Of Europe

    01/08/2006 8:19:30 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 634+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-9-2006 | David Rennie
    Killer strain of bird flu 'at the door' of Europe By David Rennie, Europe Correspondent (Filed: 09/01/2006) The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu is "at the door of Europe", health officials said yesterday after tests found three people infected with the virus in Ankara. The city's governor, Kemal Onal, said two boys, aged five and two, and a 60-year-old man had been diagnosed with the infection at a hospital in the Turkish capital, 250 miles east of Istanbul. The two infected boys were brought from the nearby city of Beypazari, reportedly after handling gloves used by their father to...
  • A Dreaded Knock on the Door

    08/26/2005 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Coop · 93 replies · 2,012+ views
    Heroes and Traitors ^ | 8/26/05 | Jack Stone
    Casualty Notification OfficersPittsburgh Post-Gazette photo We've likely all envisioned ourselves as the sympathetic military family members behind the front door, opening it to the worst possible news - the loss of a loved one, often a spouse or child. Generally not a word need be said; simply the sight of sharply attired airmen emerging from a vehicle or spit'n polish sailors standing on the front porch tells bereaved family members more than they'd ever want to know. Although these messengers have rehearsed their tragic lines repeatedly, they often never get to utter a syllable before intended recipients break down. Still,...
  • Door knocking bear

    07/06/2005 3:40:28 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 29 replies · 992+ views ^ | 7-6-05 | annanova
    Animal experts in Croatia say a bear has learned how to trick people to let him in by knocking at the door. They believe the 35-stone brown bear probably learned the trick while nudging a door to get it to open. Experts speculate the nudging was mistaken by the owners for knocking and that the bear, pleased by the outcome, repeated the tactic. The Loknar family from Gerovo in western Croatia said the bear had knocked at their door three times and they were now refusing to answer the door.
  • Knock, Knock, Knockin Down Kevins Door (ex-con son of would-be senator Kweisi Mfume)

    07/04/2005 8:57:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 634+ views
    Knock, Knock, Knockin Down Kevins Door City Paper Digi-Cam 2237 Linden Ave. The real estate listing spoke of great promise for the house at 2237 Linden Ave., a three-story attached single-family home with a garage and a nice-sized yard: Vision, enthusiasm & dreams are great tools when looking at this property, the Jan. 4 listing gamely read. Reservoir Hill is the next Mecca for visionaries & trendsetters. Invest now & gain instant equity on settlement day. The asking price: $135,000. Then the house fell down. And now, it seems, no one was responsible for itespecially Michael Mfume, the ex-con son...
  • Gotta Say Goodbye FReepers

    05/10/2005 5:05:33 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 401 replies · 10,391+ views
    5/10/05 | the usual suspect
    First vanity post: The Administrator of FR has made it clear that my posts are no longer wanted here. They have been erased for reasons unclear with the Administrator being incredibly disingenuous about "spamming". I posted a picture twice and IMHO that is not spamming. It is not worth wasting further effort here, in that light. In any case, I wish the best to FReepers and want to thank you all for teaching us so much. I am especially grateful to Jim Robinson for the wonderful opportunity to have posted so many hundreds of pictures glorifying the good deeds of...
  • Anti-Semitism Evolves

    02/15/2005 1:35:09 PM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 785+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | February 15, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Anti-Semitism may seem to be a static, unchanging phenomenon but in fact the obsessive hatred of Jews has a history that goes back millennia and continues to evolve.Developments since World War II and the Holocaust have been especially fast-paced and portentous. Here are four of the most significant shifts: From right to left: For centuries, anti-Semitism was the hallmark of the right and merely episodic on the left. To take the ultimate examples of these trends, Stalin's Judeophobia was peripheral to his monstrous project, but Hitler's was central to his. Even a decade ago, this pattern still basically held true....
  • Door closes for Rossi --- "Chris Gregoire will be the next governor of Washington State"

    12/29/2004 5:43:14 AM PST · by bedolido · 61 replies · 2,393+ views
    MWCN ^ | 12/28/2004 | Associated Press and KING 5 Staff Reports
    SEATTLE - Canvassing boards in Grays Harbor, Kittitas, Lewis and Clark counties decide to not reconsider ballots some previously rejected ballots at the request of Republicans. The Republican party filed a public records request in Seattle Monday. Paul Berendt, Chair of the Washington State Democrats, issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon: "Canvassing boards have spoken, and they have clearly stated this election is done. The Secretary of State has said this election is over. "Chris Gregoire will be the next governor of Washington State. She will be certified on Thursday, and sworn into office on January 12th.
  • God Has One Foot Out the Door [Part 1, Rise of the Anti-Christians]

    11/22/2003 12:03:42 PM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 45 replies · 772+ views
    I'm not the most moral person on earth, nor am I the most religious, but even I can see how much we've been tempting God to abandon us. If God leaves this country, our technology means nothing. Our riches, our innovations, our heritage, and even our determination would mean nothing without God's blessing. Ashes. Destruction. Humiliation. That is our future if we do not make it clear that we want God to rule over our land, to be welcome in every public building. God looks to the King to decide the kingdom's fate. The voter is the King. And the...
  • Health woes (Roseanne) Barr door to a fall return

    08/19/2003 8:58:48 AM PDT · by bedolido · 13 replies · 353+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 08/19/03 | RICHARD HUFF
    The 51-year-old is expected to undergo a hysterectomy this week, ending plans for a show this fall and threatening the future of her current reality series. Her health problems come after dismal reviews - and low ratings - for her bizarre reality show, "The Real Roseanne," which follows the performer as she goes about making a new cooking-themed comedy series for the ABC Family Channel, "Domestic Goddess." ABC had been scheduled to air two 30-minute episodes of "The Real Roseanne Show" each Wednesday night leading up to the previously planned Sept. 20 launch of "Domestic Goddess" on ABC Family. But...
  • Zahi Hawass searches for the "Hidden" Chamber (Update on the "door" found in the Great Pyramid!)

    04/11/2003 7:14:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies · 1,126+ views
    IOL ^ | November 28 2002 at 02:24PM | By Owen Coetzer
    Khufu and the chamber of secrets November 28 2002 at 02:24PM By Owen Coetzer History calls it a tomb. Yet no mummy was ever found in it. It is attributed to the 4th Dynasty pharaoh Khufu, (Cheops in Greek) yet the only reference to his name is upside-down in red paint on some quarry blocks discovered by sheer accident in an almost totally inaccessible pressure-relieving vault high above the so-called King's Chamber. In fact, no inscriptions of any kind appear anywhere in the Great Pyramid. And absolute proof is still needed - after some 4500 years - to attribute its...
  • Michael Jackson living next door to the Maha Rushie?

    01/12/2003 11:15:03 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 48 replies · 1,324+ views
    Fox and Friends
    I was watching Fox and Friends this morning, and they said that Michael Jackson is moving next door to Rush Limbaugh! Can anybody confirm this?
  • Tactless And Outspoken, O'Neill Is Shown The Door

    12/06/2002 2:43:06 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 316+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-07-2002 | Rupert Cornwell
    Tactless and outspoken, O'Neill is shown the doorSearch on for new team to confront economic slowdown, as Bush administration is consumed by prospect of war with Iraq By Rupert Cornwell in Washington 07 December 2002 The resignation yesterday of Paul O'Neill as Treasury Secretary, is not just the first cabinet-level change in the 23 months since George Bush took office. It also removes one of the very few senior government officials prepared to speak his mind, against the prevailing doctrine of one of the most tight-lipped and disciplined administrations in recent memory. Since he left the chairmanship of Alcoa, the...
  • Khufu and the chamber of secrets (new Info!)

    11/29/2002 6:14:21 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies · 593+ views
    IOL ^ | November 28 2002 at 02:24PM | By Owen Coetzer
    Khufu and the chamber of secrets November 28 2002 at 02:24PM By Owen Coetzer History calls it a tomb. Yet no mummy was ever found in it. It is attributed to the 4th Dynasty pharaoh Khufu, (Cheops in Greek) yet the only reference to his name is upside-down in red paint on some quarry blocks discovered by sheer accident in an almost totally inaccessible pressure-relieving vault high above the so- called King's Chamber. In fact, no inscriptions of any kind appear anywhere in the Great Pyramid. And absolute proof is still needed - after some 4 500 years - to...
  • Robot to go back to Great Pyramid!

    11/28/2002 7:31:37 AM PST · by vannrox · 13 replies · 455+ views
    The Egyptian State Information Bureau ^ | November 23, 2002 | Editorial Staff
    November 23, 2002 Robot back to Great Pyramid Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawas said the Robot, Pyramid Rover, will return to the Great Pyramid of Cheops after Eidul Fitr to continue the endeavours to unravel the mystery of the pyramid. The Robot will enter the Northern hole in the pyramid, as it entered the southern one earlier, said Hawas. Another door is expected to be uncovered, Hawas said, to protect the burial chambers and funeral furniture of the king. Co-studies are conducted with the U.S. side to explain the...
  • A not quite purr-fect project - Despite selling only 12 of his pet doorbells...

    11/27/2002 5:51:59 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies · 750+ views
    Philli dot COM ^ | Posted on Mon, Nov. 25, 2002 | By Reid Kanaley
    Posted on Mon, Nov. 25, 2002 A not quite purr-fect projectDespite selling only 12 of his pet doorbells, Tony Vena remains optimistic.By Reid KanaleyInquirer Staff Writer When Phoenix, a 9-year-old tabby cat, wants in or out of the house, he rings the doorbell.By pawing at special switches mounted cat-high inside and outside of his Vincentown, N.J., house, loud chimes announce Phoenix's need for egress or ingress.The cat's owner, Tony Vena, 72, a talkative former Philadelphia parking lot operator now living in busy semi-retirement, thinks he is on to something with that doorbell - which he invented with an eye...