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  • Netanyahu, US envoy trade jabs over ‘two-standards’ of law in West Bank

    01/18/2016 10:22:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies ^ | 1/18/16 | HERB KEINON
    The Prime Minister’s Office dismissed as “unacceptable and wrong” uncharacteristically sharp public criticism of Israel’s legal standards leveled Monday by US envoy Dan Shapiro, who said at times there seemed to be one standard of law in the West Bank for Israelis, and another for Palestinians. “As Israel's devoted friend, and its most stalwart partner, we believe that Israel must develop stronger and more credible responses to questions about the rule of law in the West Bank,” Shapiro said during an address at the annual Institute for Strategic Studies (INSS) Conference in Tel Aviv. Noting that the recent indictments in...
  • Hottest, heaviest touching double star

    10/21/2015 3:19:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies ^ | 10/21/15
    Hottest, heaviest touching double star Astronomers say the two stars might be heading for catastrophe. They will likely either merge to create a single giant star or form a double black hole. This artists impression shows VFTS 352 hottest and most massive double star system known to date where the two components are in contact and sharing material. Image via ESOWe know that many stars in our galaxy are in double or multiple systems, but here are two stars so close they touch. An international team of astronomers said this week (October 21, 2015) that this system known...

    09/14/2015 11:01:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    Space Weather ^ | 9/13/2015 | Space Weather
    DOUBLE ECLIPSE OF THE SUN: On Sept. 13th, the sun was eclipsed--twice! No one on Earth has ever seen anything like it. Indeed, it was only visible from Earth orbit. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recorded the event: The double eclipse began around 06:30 UT when Earth passed directly between the sun and SDO. The observatory watched as the body of our planet moved slowly across the face of the sun, producing a near black-out. When the Earth finally moved aside about an hour later, another eclipse was in progress. This time, the Moon was in the way. A movie...
  • Pentagon chief Carter not offering new arms deal to Israel

    07/19/2015 10:12:53 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 19, 2015 | ROBERT BURNS
    In the face of Israeli outrage over the Iran nuclear accord, the Pentagon is moving quickly to reinforce arguably the strongest part of the U.S.-Israeli relationship: military cooperation. But officials say Washington has no plans to offer new weaponry as compensation for the Iran deal. Defense Secretary Ash Carter left for Tel Aviv on Sunday to push ahead with talks on ways the U.S. can further improve Israel's security not just with Iranian threats in mind, but an array of other challenges, including cyberdefense and maritime security. Israel also has expressed concern that U.S. sales of advanced weaponry to...
  • Heresy: Fundamentals of Combat Riflecraft, Part Three (Or, Two Will Do.Except When It Wont!)

    06/12/2013 12:29:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    mountainguerrilla ^ | 6/11/13 | John Mosby
    Heresy: Fundamentals Combat Riflecraft, Part Three (Or, Two Will Do.Except When ItWont!) June 11, 2013 There is a false truth present in the tactical shooting community that has been around for decades. This lie goes back to the old mythology of one-shot stops and the mantra of Ill only carry a pistol if it starts with point-four. That lie is the misguided faith in a two-shot default response to a bad guy problem that requires a ballistic solution. This used to be taught as the double tap. Based on conversations Ive had with supposedly trained tactical shooters, including numerous instructors,...
  • Bizarre play and blown call leads to phantom 3-6-3 double play for Rangers (Video)

    05/25/2013 11:40:17 AM PDT · by rawhide · 26 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5-25-13 | By Mark Townsend, Big League Stew
    Weird baseball reached a whole new level on Friday night in Seattle. Note: Watch the video at the link before reading the article.
  • Angels Flight fares double to 50 cents

    03/13/2012 8:30:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies · 1+ views
    abcgo ^ | Monday, March 12, 2012
    Starting on Monday, the fare is going up from 25 cents to 50 cents. But Metro pass holders and those who purchase commuter books will receive discounts. The fare increase is needed to help cover the line's operating costs. Until now, Angels Flight has relied on donations to make up the difference.
  • OBAMACARE OOPS New CBO Numbers: Cost Will Be DOUBLE the Promised $900 Billion

    03/15/2012 5:09:24 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 10 replies · 1+ views
    WebToday ^ | 3-15-12 | WebToday
    And the numbers just keep on coming. Not that the White House or the Democrats on the Hill really cared to begin with, but the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) sharpened its pencils again and made another pass at sizing up the projected cost of Obamas healthcare plan. Hardly a news flash to economist Steve Beaman, entrepreneur and chairman of The Steve Beaman Group, a personal development company, the CBOs new projected 10-year price tag is $1.76 trillionnowhere near the original $940 billion sales pitch to get it passed. Why so off? Because in the political games people play, the 10-year...
  • Guns&Ammo Review: Arsenal Firearms Introduces Double Barrel Pistol (.45cal)

    03/12/2012 1:07:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 76 replies
    Guns & Ammo ^ | 3/12/12 | Iain Harrison
    It may come as a surprise to some (and boy, do I feel like a cantankerous old geezer for saying this,) but firearms are a mature technology. We all have to be aware that just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should” Following the invention of the double column magazine by Deudonne Saive, there really haven’t been a whole lot of original ideas coming out of the handgun industry for the last 75 years. Yes, I know, underqualified hacks like me will tell you all about the latest whizbang doodad from SHOT show, but in comparison to...
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  • A Double Standard for House Ethics?

    10/25/2010 7:38:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    cbs ^ | 10/25/10 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The ethics cases against Reps. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) highlight an odd paradox: that many other members of Congress do similar things but are not facing charges. On March 4, 2009, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) introduced a witness at a hearing promoting renewable energy interests: Brooks Hurst. Congressman Graves failed to mention that Hurst was an old friend. The congressman also left out that his own wife and Hurst invested money in the same Missouri fuel plants. Congresswoman Waters argues that is the same thing she's accused of: helping a good friend and his company, where her...
  • Will The Dow Dip Below 10000 Today?

    08/24/2010 5:45:44 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 31 replies
    PoserIndex ^ | 8/24/2010 | Voice At PoserIndex
    Will The Dow Dip Below 10000 Today? CNBC Shows Dow Futures Down, Moving Towards 10000. How low will it go today?
  • Quantum mechanics flummoxes physicists again

    07/24/2010 5:35:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 82 replies · 3+ views
    Nature ^ | 7/22/10 | Jon Cartwright
    A fresh take on a classic experiment makes no progress in unifying quantum mechanics and relativity. If you ever want to get your head around the riddle that is quantum mechanics, look no further than the double-slit experiment. This shows, with perfect simplicity, how just watching a wave or a particle can change its behaviour. The idea is so unpalatable to physicists that they have spent decades trying to find new ways to test it. The latest such attempt, by physicists in Europe and Canada, used a three-slit version but quantum mechanics won out again. In the standard double-slit...
  • Double Standard Watch: It is Goldstone who is politicizing grandson's bar mitzvah

    04/29/2010 6:18:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 186+ views ^ | 4/29/10 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    So now it turns out to be Richard Goldstone - author of the notorious Goldstone Report - who is politicizing his grandson's bar mitzvah. Jewish authorities in South Africa didn't "ban" Goldstone from the synagogue at which his grandson was being bar mitzvahed, as Goldstone and his supporters had alleged. A small group of protestors had said they would exercise their right of expression to picket Goldstone. Though they clearly had the right to do so, most Jews in South Africa and elsewhere - including me - were uncomfortable with the idea of picketing a grandfather attending his grandson's bar...
  • Double suicide bombings kill 37 on Moscow subway

    MOSCOW Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow's subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 102, officials said. The head of Russia's main security agency said preliminary investigation places the blame on rebels from the restive Caucasus region that includes Chechnya, where separatists have fought Russian forces since the mid-1990s. The first explosion took place just before 8 a.m. at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow. The station is underneath the building that houses the main offices of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the KGB's main...
  • Girlfriends and Double Standards, Before Max Baucus there was Paul Wolfowitz.

    12/06/2009 6:42:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 736+ views
    wsj ^ | 12/6/09 | staff
    Here's a poser: Suppose a public official is accused of recommending his girlfriend for a promotion, though he was the one who first flagged the potential conflict of interest and officials had refused to let him recuse himself from decisions about the woman. Should he lose his job? That's precisely what happened in 2007 to Paul Wolfowitz, who was run out of the World Bank on the pretext that he had given his girlfriend a raise. In fact, Mr. Wolfowitz had made bank officials aware that his girlfriend already worked at the bank before he accepted the job as president,...
  • Double hand transplant patient out of hospital

    09/30/2009 8:09:58 PM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 6 replies · 440+ views
    LANCASTER, Pa. The mother of the nation's first double hand transplant patient says he's out of the hospital and looking forward to returning to his wife and daughter in Georgia. Doris Schafer told the Intelligencer Journal-Lancaster New Era that her son, Jeff Kepner, visited her over the weekend in Lancaster. She says he plans to return to Augusta, Ga., at the end of this week. Schafer says Kepner is considerably happier than when she saw him in June at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, about a month after the transplant. She says her son still has no feeling...
  • Suspect in Gay Sailor's Murder Found Dead (Notice the double standard in reporting this)

    08/02/2009 9:17:38 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies · 1,167+ views ^ | 8/01/2009 | San Diego 6 News Team
    SAN DIEGO - A sailor accused of murdering a fellow seaman on duty at Camp Pendleton committed suicide in the base brig. Jonathan Campos, 32, of Lancaster, was found unresponsive in his cell at about 12:20 p.m., taken to the base hospital and declared dead about 1:15 p.m.,the Los Angeles Times reported. Campos, a petty officer 2nd class, apparently asphyxiated himself with toilet paper. He had been on suicide watch in the brig and was last checked at 11:45 a.m., according to a Navy written statement. Campos was charged with murdering 29-year-old August Provost on June 30 at about 2...
  • Double jeopardy in before US Supreme Court

    03/21/2009 10:59:37 AM PDT · by rgr · 18 replies · 2,018+ views ^ | 03/21/09 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    Double jeopardy in before US Supreme Court HOUSTON A former Enron Corp. executive is hoping a little known component of the Fifth Amendment's double jeopardy clause will help him avoid a retrial on charges related to financial fraud at the once mighty energy giant. Attorneys for F. Scott Yeager are set to present oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday on the issue of whether double jeopardy prevents prosecutors from retrying individuals after a jury votes not guilty on some charges, but fails to reach a verdict on others that share an element with the acquitted charges. Prosecutors...
  • Future President Sarah Palin Pals Around with Operating Thetan (Gawker Barf Alert- Debunked Story)

    03/20/2009 8:20:21 AM PDT · by outlawjake · 130 replies · 1,988+ views
    Gawker ^ | Mar 19 2009 | John Cook
    John P. Coale, a prominent Washington lawyer and power-broker, is secretly running Palin's political action committee and working to "protect the Palin brand," according to the Washington Post. He is very, very good at doing that because he can walk through walls and read minds and leave his body and never gets sick because he is a Scientologist. Coale is also the husband of Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren, whom he recruited into the church.
  • N Korea's Kim died in 2003 and was replaced by lookalike, says Waseda professor (????)

    08/23/2008 9:17:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 60 replies · 755+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 08/23/08
    N Korea's Kim died in 2003 and was replaced by lookalike, says Waseda professor Is Kim Jong Il dead? Yes, North Koreas Dear Leader is no more, having passed away in the fall of 2003, writes Waseda University professor Toshimitsu Shigemura in Shukan Gendai (Aug 23-30). A one-time Mainichi Shimbun journalist posted in Seoul, Shigemura is introduced by the magazine as a leading authority on the Korean Peninsula. His latest book, released this month, is titled The True Character of Kim Jong Il. If true, the implications are potentially vast. Among them: former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumis summit partner during...
  • Predator Combat Air Patrols Double in One Year

    05/07/2008 4:50:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 174+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 7, 2008 A significant unmanned aerial vehicle warfighting milestone was reached more than two years ahead of schedule May 1, with the beginning of the 24th MQ-1 Predator combat air patrol in the global war on terror, Air Force officials announced yesterday. This CAP doubles the around-the-clock Predator capability of last year, two years ahead of the Defense Departments goal of 2010 for 21 Predator CAPs, officials said. Predators now supply more than 13,400 hours of full-motion video to ground forces every month while conducting armed overwatch, force protection and precision air-to-surface engagements with the AGM-114 Hellfire...
  • A brief for Whitey (We hear the grievances. Wheres the gratitude?)

    03/21/2008 3:57:54 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 119 replies · 4,253+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 21, 2008 | Patrick J Buchanan
    Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America. Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to. Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American. Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the '60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American...
  • Felons among those named to Hillary Clinton's TN steering committee

    12/25/2007 11:16:37 AM PST · by jdm · 25 replies · 132+ views
    THE TENNSSEAN / WBIR-TV | Dec. 25, 2007 | Staff
    Source is link only.STORY.
  • 'Gifts from the Homefront' support does 'double time'

    12/10/2007 4:42:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 127+ views
    12/10/2007 - DALLAS (AFPN) -- Military advocates across America are making their support work twice as hard with Army and Air Force Exchange Service "Gifts from the Homefront" gift certificates. While assistance sent through this troop-support initiative provides for the immediate needs of troops throughout operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, revenue generated from the redemption of the gift certificates also strengthens important quality of life efforts for military Families closer to home. "AAFES' dual mission to serve America's troops and generate funds to support military Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs means that resources dedicated to 'Gifts from the Homefront'...
  • Could this be the reason why mortgages aren't being paid?

    11/10/2007 10:06:31 PM PST · by RolandTignor · 14 replies · 155+ views
    none | 11-11-07 | Roland Tignor
    Under pressure from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (which regulates national banks), the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of Thrift Supervision, some national banks will soon be increasing minimum monthly credit card payments so they are closer to 4% rather than the current average of around 2%. Some major banks have already increased the minimum payments and others are about to follow suit.
  • Akon can forget about fighting for the right to rep Verizon

    05/04/2007 2:38:07 PM PDT · by kinghorse · 9 replies · 1,033+ views ^ | 5/4/07 | Michelle Malkin
    In a nutshell, Verizon dialed up Akon's people and asked if he'd like to be a spokesperson or a featured artist or whatever on all their cellies. They said they were down. Michelle Malkin got on the case and published Akon's reprehensible lyrics and a video of his crude animal-like assault in Trinidad. We started banging Verizon's media phones line and today they decide Akon was no longer on their A-List. It's not going to save my kid's generation but eventually these idiots are going to reign in their behavior or else. This isn't morality policing. This isn't telling women...
  • Iraq PRTs to Double in Number by Years End, Official Says

    04/09/2007 5:52:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 360+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2007 Plans are under way to double the number of provincial reconstruction teams now operating in Iraq by the end of the year, a senior U.S. official said during a news conference in Iraq today. We will both double the number of PRTs and we will double the number of individuals who are working in the PRTs, said Rick Olson, chief of the national coordination team in charge of provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq. According to plans, the number of PRTs will increase from 10 to 20, Olson noted, while numbers of PRT personnel will...
  • Star's odd double explosion hints at antimatter trigger

    04/09/2007 12:07:48 PM PDT · by bedolido · 52 replies · 1,612+ views
    space.newscientist ^ | 4-6-2007 | David Shiga
    A star that survived a massive explosion only to be destroyed in a second blast just two years later has piqued the curiosity of astronomers. Its bizarre death might be due to the production of antimatter in its core towards the end of its life. The star that exploded appears to have been a massive type called a Wolf-Rayet star, which begin their lives with more than 40 times the mass of the Sun. It exploded in a galaxy 77 million light years from Earth, with the first blast occurring on 20 October 2004. It was so bright...
  • Driver killed after car stalls on I-85 Driver Killed After Car Stalls on I-85

    01/31/2007 2:54:53 PM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 79 replies · 1,551+ views
    The southbound lanes of I- 85 in Coweta County near Newnan were closed for nearly an hour when a motorist was struck and killed early Tuesday after his car broke down. Terrance Harvey, 42, of Forest Park and his brother were driving to work at a construction job in Newnan shortly after 6:30 a.m. when Harveys car stalled, authorities said. Coweta Sheriffs Lt. John LaChance said because of highway work, there was no emergency lane. The two men got out of the car to get to safety behind a barrier wall, but Harvey decided to try to start the car...
  • Double Blow To Nuclear Detente (Iran/Korea)

    10/03/2006 2:17:11 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 272+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-3-2006 | Paul Reynolds
    Double blow to nuclear detente By Paul Reynolds World affairs correspondent, BBC News website A US military response to North Korea's move remains unlikely On the same day, the crises over the nuclear policies of North Korea and Iran have taken a turn for the worse. North Korea's announcement that it intends to carry out a nuclear weapons test is another grave twist in a crisis that appears to be without end or solution. And a senior British official has said it is now clear that Iran will not suspend uranium enrichment and that therefore moves to impose sanctions will...
  • N. Korea: N.K. leader uses look-alikes due to fear of assassination: S. Korean official

    09/30/2006 2:27:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 563+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 09/29/06 | Kim Hyung-jin
    2006/09/29 09:53 KST N.K. leader uses look-alikes due to fear of assassination: S. Korean official By Kim Hyung-jin SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong-il has employed at least two doubles to impersonate him at public functions due largely to his fear of being assassinated, a South Korean intelligence official said Friday. It is no secret that other authoritarian figures such as deposed Iraq leader Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler also used physical doubles at times for political, intelligence and safety reasons. "As far as I know, at least two Kim Jong-il look-alikes fill in for...
  • Passengers can expect double screening (Sticking it to everyone equally in the name of security)

    08/10/2006 4:27:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 121 replies · 1,734+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/06 | Leslie Miller - ap
    WASHINGTON - Beginning Friday, airline passengers will go through double screening to make sure they're not carrying liquids onto planes, the head of the airline industry's largest trade group said. Passengers and their carry-on luggage will be checked not only at the main security checkpoint, but also a second time at the boarding gate. The stepped-up screening in response to a new terrorist threat began Thursday at 25 airports where planes leave for Britain. "It's going to spread across the whole system tomorrow," James May, president of the Air Transport Association, said Thursday. The response to the terrorist threat produced...
  • Pelosi Address to NAACP's 97th Annual Convention (Caption time **DOUBLE FEATURE**)

    07/18/2006 3:49:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies · 898+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/18/06
    Pelosi Address to NAACP's 97th Annual Convention58 minutes ago US Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pictured here in Washington, DC in April 2006. The US Congress prepared to express its support for Israel and to condemn Hezbollah, in parallel votes in the Senate and the House of Representatives expected before the weekend.(AFP/File/Andrew Councill) To: National Desk Contact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616, both for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi WASHINGTON, July 18 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke this morning to thousands of members of the NAACP at their 97th annual convention. Below are Pelosi's remarks: "Thank...
  • Ibuprofen Can Double Risk Of Heart Attack, Says Medical Study

    06/01/2006 6:35:06 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies · 3,705+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-2-2006 | Celia Hall
    Ibuprofen can double risk of heart attack, says medical study By Celia Hall, Medical Editor (Filed: 02/06/2006) Common painkillers such as ibuprofen can double the risk of suffering a heart attack, a study has found. Research published in the British Medical Journal analysed results of 138 trials involving 140,000 patients over several years. It found that ibuprofen and diclofenac, two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), could cause attacks when taken in high doses. Vioxx: Banned in 2004 The drugs have been previously noted for increasing heart attack risk but experts say that this is the biggest and most definitive study of...
  • Duke Case Double Standard?

    04/18/2006 4:05:52 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 23 replies · 742+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, April 18, 2006 | John Gibson
    So now we know who the two Duke lacrosse players are who are accused of raping an exotic dancer. Reade Seligmann of Essex Fells, New Jersey, and Collin Finnerty of Garden City, New York, have been indicted, arrested, made initial court appearances and paraded before the cameras. Here's the reality: They are halfway to ruin. They are done as athletes. Their academic career if they had one is probably toast, and they are for the foreseeable future accused rapists.
  • Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism

    02/07/2006 6:48:32 AM PST · by forty_years · 22 replies · 1,952+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | February 7, 2006 | Daniel Pipes
    The key issue at stake in the battle over the twelve Danish cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad is this: Will the West stand up for its customs and mores, including freedom of speech, or will Muslims impose their way of life on the West? Ultimately, there is no compromise: Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.More specifically, will Westerners accede to a double standard by which Muslims are free to insult Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, while Muhammad, Islam, and Muslims enjoy immunity from insults? Muslims routinely publish cartoons far more...
  • My pal the psychopath

    01/25/2006 9:04:23 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,401+ views
    The Sun ^ | January 25, 2006 | JAMES CLENCH
    CELEB Big Brother prat George Galloway is today exposed in his revolting true colours fawning before Saddam Husseins murderous son Uday. An astonishing video shown in part on the Sun TV Bulletin depicts Galloway, 51, laughing and joking with the evil psychopath during a 20-minute meeting in an Iraqi palace. The Respect party MP, who Sun readers can boot off the Channel 4 show tonight, has sickened viewers with his antics in the BB house. Galloways crawling around the tyrannical old Iraqi regime was even more disgusting. He famously met dictator Saddam in 1994 and told him: Sir, allow...
  • Galloway evicted from Big Brother house

    01/25/2006 7:56:55 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 850+ views
    Guardian Newspapers ^ | January 25, 2006 | Hlne Mulholland
    George Galloway tonight became the fourth person to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house as he admitted he had failed in his aims during almost two weeks of reality TV. The Respect MP attracted 64.7% of the public vote after being nominated alongside fake celebrity Chantelle Houghton and US basketball star Dennis Rodman. As he emerged from the house, a smiling Mr Galloway was met with boos and cheers from the crowd who gathered for tonight's double eviction.
  • Seeing double in south Texas

    01/17/2006 6:11:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 885+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 17, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Pauline Franklin
    MARINE CORPS RECRUITING STATION SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2006) -- Recruiters thought they were seeing double when a young man they sent to boot camp walked back into the office. It was like dj vu at Recruiting Sub-station Round Rock (Texas) when 23-year-old Jason K. Lewis walked into the office in late October. I saw Lewis walk in and I thought, What is he doing back already? said Gunnery Sgt. Samuel R. Ybarra, former Staff NCOIC of RSS Round Rock. The Bertram, Texas, resident was supposed to be at his Military Occupational School learning how to be a military...
  • Record California inmate suicides are double national rate

    01/02/2006 3:38:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,147+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/2/06 | Don Thompson - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A record number of convicts killed themselves in California prisons during 2005 - double the national inmate suicide rate, according to state records. The trend approaching one suicide each week is triggering new complaints from class-action lawyers that the state is stalling prevention efforts. Prison officials deny delays, saying they thwart the vast majority of suicide attempts. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reported 44 suicides in an inmate population that is at an all-time high - nearly 164,000 - though inmates' attorneys have so far been able to confirm only 41 deaths as suicides. Either...
  • Twins Double Up in Desert

    12/28/2005 5:14:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 578+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Dec 28, 2005 | Senior Airman Cassandra Locke
    U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Levana Raum and Levina Sumang Twins Double Up in Desert By U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cassandra Locke 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs SOUTHWEST ASIA, Dec. 28, 2005 — U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Levana Raum and Levina Sumang have been brought closer together by sharing their deployment experiences at a forward-deployed location. The twin sisters volunteered to deploy together so they could get an opportunity to catch up on quality time after once going their separate ways. “I love being deployed with my sister," Raum said. "We’re very close, and it’s nice...
  • Hillary Engages Clinton Double Act For White House

    11/26/2005 5:04:48 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 1,179+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-27-2005 | Philip Sherwell
    Hillary engages Clinton double act for White House By Philip Sherwell (Filed: 27/11/2005) Hillary Clinton has enlisted her husband to attack the White House over Iraq in an attempt to shore up her sliding support among Democrat activists. The New York senator, who is expected to run for the White House in 2008, has been alarmed by a drop in her opinion polls ratings as she pays the political price for backing President George W Bush's decision to topple Saddam Hussein. Bill and Hillary Clinton: Past and future leaders? Her hawkish stance was originally a useful way to shed her...
  • U.S. Mint Confiscates 10 Rare Gold Coins

    08/25/2005 9:52:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 209 replies · 5,166+ views
    Yahoo | AP ^ | 8/25/05
    PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Mint seized 10 Double Eagle gold coins from 1933, among the rarest and most valuable coins in the world, that were turned in by a jeweler seeking to determine their authenticity. Joan S. Langbord plans a federal court lawsuit to try to recover them, her attorney, Barry H. Berke, said Wednesday. Langbord found the coins among the possessions of her father, longtime Philadelphia jeweler Israel Switt, who had acknowledged having sold some of the coins decades ago. She now operates her father's business. David Lebryk, acting director of the Mint, had announced in a news release...
  • Factual innocence doesn't exonerate all of the time

    08/12/2005 10:24:54 AM PDT · by truthinjustice · 2 replies · 758+ views
    Personal research | 8/12/05 | Philip A. Williams
    Although a small number of wrongfully convicted individuals have been exonerated by post-conviction DNA testing recently and released from prison. For example, Thomas Doswell of Pennsylvania who spent 19 years behind bars and Luis Diaz of Florida who spent 26 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit. Now Peter Rose, who served 10 years in a California state prison, fortunately and rightfully so, after a finding of "factual innocence," which clears the way for him to collect compensation from the state, as much as $100 a day for the time spent in prison, which adds up to more...
  • Double Dose Of Diabetes Baffles

    07/19/2005 10:41:48 AM PDT · by holymoly · 12 replies · 656+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 19, 2005 | AP
    (AP) Having one type of diabetes is bad enough, but two? Doctors are seeing a new phenomenon dubbed double diabetes that makes it harder to diagnose and treat patients especially children. The mix can strike at any age, and comes in various forms: Children who depend on insulin injections because of Type 1 diabetes gain weight and then get the Type 2 form in which their bodies become insulin resistant, for example. Or someone with classic Type 2 symptoms isn't responding to therapy, and tests reveal they also are developing the insulin-dependent form of the disease. Or they may...
  • Non-Mexicans (OTMs) arrested at U.S. border nearly doubled

    07/12/2005 9:12:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 2,217+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/05 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people from countries other than Mexico arrested trying to cross the U.S. southern border has almost doubled this year, the head of the U.S. border patrol told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. David Aguilar told the House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee on homeland security the United States was continuing to experience a rising influx of what he termed OTMs -- other than Mexicans -- trying to enter the country illegally. "Apprehensions are running at a rate of 175 percent for fiscal year 2005 over FY 2004's record number of OTM apprehensions on the southwest...
  • Unrest 'Could Double' Oil Price

    06/26/2005 6:59:52 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 863+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-27-2005 | Ambrose Evans-Prichard
    Unrest 'could double' oil price By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (Filed: 27/06/2005) A warning of a possible near doubling in the cost of oil was issued yesterday as UK prices rose to more than 4 a gallon and the AA Motoring Trust said the price of diesel was approaching 5 a gallon. Further rises were expected next week, it said. The price of crude oil could soon reach $100 a barrel, compared with the present historic high of $60, if there was further supply disruption in Russia or a political upset in Saudi Arabia, a leading German institute said. The IFW World...
  • The Second Saddam

    06/01/2005 8:03:02 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 2 replies · 250+ views
    CFP ^ | June 1, 2005 | Judi McLedo
    When it comes to the 2003 capture of the "Butcher of Baghdad", there will always be doubting Thomass to claim that the Iraqi dictator is one of his own stand-ins. The "Thats not Saddam!" chorus must have hit "I told you so" mode when news hit that raw DNA data can be--and actually was--manipulated at Cellmark, the worlds largest DNA testing firm. Cellmark did the data work in some of the United States most high profile cases, analyzing data in the murder investigation of JonBenet Ramsey and the O.J. Simpson case. Last November, Cellmark fired one of its analysts, Sarah...
  • Lottery winner rewarded for forgetfulness

    05/28/2005 9:07:23 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 7 replies · 538+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 5/27/05 | BARBARA O'BRIEN
    A moment of absent-mindedness paid off in a big way for Robert Rochester of Colden. Forgetting he had already bought a Lotto ticket for the April 30 drawing, he bought another one with identical numbers. When those numbers were picked, he won two-thirds of the $19 million prize. A Nassau County teacher bought the third ticket. "Everybody's ecstatic. This guy well-deserves it," said Cindy Vastola, the store manager who sold him the ticket at Beardi's Pizza and Colden Farm Fresh Market. Rochester, 56, usually buys tickets for the Wednesday and Saturday Lotto jackpots early in the week at Beardi's. "I...