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  • Snow Blankets East Coast Causing Global Warming (according to Al Gore)

    02/12/2006 6:58:13 PM PST · by Tarkin · 13 replies · 856+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 2006-02-12 | Scott Ott
    (2006-02-12) — A thick blanket of snow that covered much of the northeastern United States this weekend may increase global warming by preventing the heat that radiates from earth’s molten core from escaping into the atmosphere, according to former vice president Al Gore. Mr. Gore, a noted global warming expert who also once ran for president, dismissed suggestions that the biggest snowstorm in New York City history diminishes his case that the planet is warming at an alarming rate. (...) “We must pack the snow into giant containers and launch it into outer space,” Mr. Gore said. “Every day that...
  • Carter's Trail of Disaster ... NOT Bush's Fault!(May 13, 2002 Newsmax article by Christopher Ruddy)

    02/12/2006 8:23:04 AM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 74 replies · 1,676+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5/13/02 | Christopher Ruddy
    Jimmy Carter is off this week to save Cuba. With Carter on the loose, the American public needs to watch out. It seems that almost wherever he goes and whatever positions he pushes, Jimmy Carter leaves a wake of devastation and disaster. Carter, we should note, has been cozying up to North Korea for years. He helped the U.S. and the communist country come to agreement during the Clinton years to defuse a tense situation over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
  • East defeats West in Army All American Bowl contest

    01/09/2006 3:25:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 445+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 7, 2005 | Rich Lamance
    SAN ANTONIO (Army News Service, Jan. 7, 2006) -- America's top high school athletes shared center stage with America's top Soldiers during the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school all-star football game held in the Alamodome January 7th. East versus West players battled in front of a nationally televised audience and in front of 31,565 fans, the largest in the Army's six-year history of hosting the event. The East won the contest 27 – 16. During pre-game activities, 78 Soldiers, who were awarded either the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star or the Purple Heart, were...
  • Infrastructure Projects Changing Minds in East Baghdad

    12/16/2005 3:42:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 544+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq, Dec. 16, 2005 – Nothing makes Army Lt. Col. Jamie Gayton more angry than someone saying coalition projects in East Baghdad have no effect. "We are making a difference every day in the lives of average Iraqis," said Gayton, the commander of 2-3 Brigade Troops Battalion and responsible for coalition projects in East Baghdad. Sadr City is a part of the area of operations for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, a unit of the 3rd Infantry Division. Hundreds of projects in the area of 2.6 million people have changed life in the neighborhoods. When Americans...
  • Iraqis Hold Peaceful Election Day in East Baghdad

    12/15/2005 3:35:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 365+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 15, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq, Dec. 15, 2005 – Baghdad took on an air of celebration as the polls closed on this historic election day with little terrorist action. East Baghdad saw one rocket attack, with no direct attacks on polling places or on Iraqis going to vote. Iraqi citizens reported a small homemade bomb that terrorists planted near a polling site, and Iraqi and coalition explosive ordnance technicians rendered it safe. Turnout was high all over the region. Salman Pak, a primarily Sunni area south of here, had people lined up to vote when the polls opened at 7...
  • The Badlands of Al Anbar

    11/21/2005 2:58:40 PM PST · by Moonraker · 8 replies · 989+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 21, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Insurgencies are not put down in a fortnight. But considering the successes in the recent counter-insurgency sweep in Iraq's Al Anbar Province, one fact becomes obvious to anyone with so much as a sliver of an understanding of ground combat operations: Eliminating the insurgency in Iraq is best left to those who best know how to do it.
  • 1,700-Year-Old 'Roman Glass' Discovered In East China

    11/20/2005 1:31:32 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 1,242+ views
    Xinhua/ ^ | 11-20-2005
    1,700-year-old 'Roman Glass' Discovered in East China Glass remains over 1,700 years old, possibly imported from ancient Rome, have been discovered in an ancient tomb located in east China's Anhui Province, local cultural relic department said on Sunday. The tomb was found during the latest road project in Zhulong Village of Dangtu County in Anhui. Archaeologists believed the tomb was built in the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 - 420). Covered with white mantlerock, the glass remains seem to have ancient Roman shapes and craftwork. According to the local cultural relic department, the owner of the tomb was possibly from an...
  • Kokomo, Ind., native rides again, on fourth deployment to Middle East

    10/24/2005 5:08:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 353+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 24, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 24, 2005) -- The current operational tempo of the Global War on Terrorism means many Marines are deploying to combat zones on a yearly basis. Back-to-back combat tours can cause headaches for Marines and heartaches for their families, but for Sgt. C. Alexander Wolf, it’s just another day at the office. Wolf, the signals intelligence chief for 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), is on his fourth deployment to the Middle East, dating back to 2003. The Kokomo, Ind., native, works for the Wing’s intelligence division, whose duties range from intercepting and analyzing electronic communications signals to...
  • Going Dangerously Astray

    09/20/2005 9:32:51 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 11 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | September 20, 2005 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    This month, Russia lost two jet fighters during military exercises that simulated a major war with NATO. A naval task force was deployed in the North Atlantic on a mission to intercept and destroy U.S. reinforcements heading to the European theater of war. During exercises on Sept. 5, a Su-33 jet fighter fell off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov during landing and sank. The pilot ejected and was rescued. Then on Thursday, seven Air Force jet fighters were sent from the St. Petersburg area to fly over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea to Kaliningrad....
  • Hamlet Made a Muslim Prince in Post 9/11 Adaptation

    09/15/2005 1:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 1,545+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 15, 2005 | Daria Sito-Sucic
    SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Hamlet has become a Muslim prince at the Ottoman court in an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy which its Bosnian director says reflects the world after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. In possibly the biggest theater co-production the war-torn Balkans region has seen in some 20 years, Haris Pasovic is seeking to put "Hamlet" into a 21st Century setting. "One of the most important issues of the 21st century is the world's increased understanding of the Muslim issue following the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York," Pasovic, himself a Bosnian Muslim, told Reuters...
  • Why we are here

    09/13/2005 9:37:19 AM PDT · by VirginiaMil · 2 replies · 563+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 13, 2005 | Col. John D. Folsom
    There has been much discussion among the American People of why our military and State Department personnel are deployed in Iraq. While some offer cynical views, mostly for partisan reasons, others are closer to the mark and deserve consideration. There are four main reasons that we are here:
  • Chinese Presence Grows in Russian Far East

    08/24/2005 5:27:24 PM PDT · by wesley_windam-price · 24 replies · 467+ views
    Associate Press ^ | Aug. 24, 2005 | Bert Herman
    USSURIISK, Russia - In the mosquito-infested fields of Russia's Far East, Chinese pick tomatoes. In the markets, they sell cheap jeans and backpacks and fix shoes. At construction sites, they rebuild cities. As China and Russia embark on a new stage of cooperation by holding joint military exercises launched from the Pacific port of Vladivostok, the Chinese presence is growing in this hardscrabble region thousands of miles from Moscow. It's too early to talk of an imminent Chinese takeover, local experts say, despite such worries by some Russian politicians. Still, they acknowledge that China's hunger for resources and territory as...
  • Rising India remains torn between East and West

    08/14/2005 10:41:38 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 2 replies · 365+ views
    IHT ^ | MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2005 | IHT
    NEW DELHI World War II thrust an acute test on India: Should Indians, then under British rule, join what Japan billed as a pan-Asian struggle to expel Western imperialism from Asia? Or should they fight with Britons, with whom many Indians expected friendly postcolonial relations? "Now, for the first time, you're seeing an opportunity for all three major players to develop themselves and engage with the continent," he said. It is often overlooked that Asia, and India particularly, nurtured dreams of a rapidly maturing and coalescing region after the war - and then squandered them. "There are powerful, creative impulses...
  • India may join counter insurgency operations in Burma

    07/04/2005 9:55:17 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 11 replies · 481+ views
    4 July 2005: At General Than Shwe’s request made to prime minister Manmohan Singh and foreign minister Natwar Singh, India will rush emergency military supplies to Myanmar, which has been almost overcome flushing out Indian insurgents in the region between the Arakan mountains and the Irrawady. India will perforce have to get into anti-terror joint operations with the Burmese, despite their suspicions about foreign militaries, because the requested supplies of helicopters, helicopter gunships, heavy rockets, navigation equipment and GPS systems would be beyond them to operate, much less use with skill in combat, and officials said this has been communicated...
  • Oil Denomination: The clash between United States and China starts

    07/04/2005 1:01:07 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 6 replies · 948+ views
    The oil war is openly declared now and the world shall stand to witness it. In what seems to be the clash of China and the United States over Unocal is already having its impact felt all over the world. United States is a nation driven by the politics of oil and influence. The mammoth growth of China is a reality and for the first time China is directly contesting America’s sphere of influence all over the world. With oil prices touching record high of 60 dollars per barrel the war is likely to intensify if anything else. But one...
  • Iraq's teenage prostitutes

    06/27/2005 3:46:31 AM PDT · by fco · 43 replies · 2,447+ views
    Salon ^ | Joshua Phillips
    Unveiling Iraq's teenage prostitutes Fleeing their war-torn homes, Iraqi girls are selling their bodies in Syria to support their families. - - - - - - - - - - - - By Joshua E. S. Phillips printe-mail June 24, 2005 | DAMASCUS, Syria -- You might not even notice the Manara nightclub if it weren't for the gradual flow of cars leading right to it. Just behind the Mosque of President Hafez Assad, the club's parking lot is crammed with cars, many bearing plates from neighboring gulf states. Inside, disco lights pierce the smoky air. Patrons pack the seats...
  • Al-Zarqawi: America's Agent in Iraq - (anti-American conspiracy theories in Arab capitals)

    06/21/2005 2:56:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 453+ views
    FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE.COM ^ | JUNE 21, 2005 | Steven Stalinsky
    The Iraq War is replacing the attacks of September 11, 2001, as fodder for conspiracy theories emanating from the Middle East - in particular, questions surrounding Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi. Does he exist? Where is he hiding? Is he actually an American or Jordanian agent? Is he dead? Print and television reports in the Arab and Iranian press regularly question Mr. al-Zarqawi's existence. A member of the former Iraqi Governing Council, Fadhl al-Rube'i, was interviewed on the Lebanese channel New TV, on May 16, 2004. He called Mr. al-Zarqawi mythical and a creation of the Pentagon's "disinformation" center. The spokesman for...
  • Another expolsion in Tehran

    06/12/2005 9:00:11 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 76 replies · 1,327+ views
    Various | June 13th, 05 | Self
    I am hearing and reading about another explosion in East of Tehran near a Military base. I will try to keep you all posted here. I am completely sure that this summer is gonna be very important for my country, Iran. We want freedom and we need to fight the Mullahs.
  • Left and East Coast Slam Wholesome 'Fly-Over Country' Again!?!

    06/09/2005 2:40:26 PM PDT · by hinterlander · 24 replies · 1,087+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | June 9, 2005 | Human Events
    Los Angeles Times and New York Magazine blast conservative values. Some on the Left continue to believe conservatives want to burn books. When Congressional Quarterly columnist Craig Crawford, guest-hosting MSNBC’s “Countdown,” June 3, suggested that the May 30 Human Events list of the “Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries” might somehow be a first step toward banning books, Don Devine—a professor at Bellevue University and one of the “judges” who voted on creating the Human Events list—pleasantly pointed out that far from trying to ban the listed books, he actually taught many of them in his...

    05/21/2005 6:14:03 PM PDT · by WJHII · 1 replies · 221+ views ^ | 03/01/2005 | N. Beaujon
    The Sky Is Falling, The Sky Is ….wait, that’s only the sound of Theocratic Dictatorships Toppling. BUSH’S REVERSE DOMINO THEORY- Let Freedom Ring. by N. Beaujon George Bush may be the worst threat to Fascism in history. Tragically, freedom is spreading and the world’s most beloved terrorist states are falling. What have Bush’s foreign policy wrought? The US has invaded and toppled Afghanistan’s repressive, fundamentalist Taliban regime. They have been replaced by the pro-western, articulate and uber snazzy dresser Hamid Karzai. Democratically held elections recently went off without a hitch and for the first time in 25 years women were...