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  • Tropical storms boost monsoon rainfall. Sierra Vista nudges past record monsoon total

    10/01/2014 6:30:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA — Pelted by the remnants of not one, but two tropical storms in September, Cochise County ended a wet summer with gusto, making it a banner monsoon for rainfall totals. After receiving just over an inch of rain from moisture tied to Tropical Storm Norbert, Sierra Vista saw more than 3 inches within a day when the remnants of Tropical Storm Odile took a beeline through Cochise County. These deluges helped nudge Sierra Vista’s monsoon total to 15.09 inches, as measured at the fire station on Fry Boulevard, making it the wettest monsoon in the National Weather Service...
  • New waterproof surface is 'driest ever'

    11/21/2013 2:43:37 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 21 November 2013 | James Morgan
    US engineers have created the "most waterproof material ever" - inspired by nasturtium leaves and butterfly wings. The new "super-hydrophobic" surface could keep clothes dry and stop aircraft engines icing over, they say. The lotus leaf was thought to be the gold standard for staying dry in nature, but now a team from MIT in Boston say they have surpassed it. By adding tiny ridges to a silicon surface, they made water bounce off it 40% faster than the previous "limit".
  • Most Incredible Volcano Footage Ever

    09/23/2012 5:17:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    you Tbe ^ | Sept 21, 2012 | Staff
  • The Most Brilliant Cat Scratching Post Ever

    05/06/2012 9:34:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 5/6/12 | Jack Shepherd
    Especially if your cat is already listening to bad House music all the time. Feel free to use the overlay to put this sweet-ass cat DJ on some phat backgrounds. Do people still say phat? Pretty sure they do. (Wag.com, via Lauren)
  • Reid-Boehner Deal - $2.4 Trillion Largest Debt-Limit Increase in U.S. History

    08/01/2011 11:15:05 AM PDT · by GreatJoeMcCarthy · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 01, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The bill to increase the federal debt limit that has been put before Congress today would increase that limit by up to $2.4 trillion, which would be the largest increase in the debt limit in U.S. history by a margin of half a trillion dollars, according to records published by the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Research Service. In fact, according to records published by the Congressional Research Service, if the current bill is passed and the debt limit is increased by $2.4 trillion, the two largest debt-limit increases in U.S. history would come in back-to-back years, both during...
  • How anything you've EVER said on the internet could be seen by employers as Feds approve firm

    06/26/2011 8:55:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/26/11 | Fiona Roberts
    The Federal Trade Commission has approved a controversial firm which scours social media sites to check on job applicants. It means anything you've ever said in public on sites including Facebook, Twitter and even Craigslist could be seen by your would-be employer.[Snip]It raises the frightening prospect of any social media posting, even it's years old or was meant as a joke, being used in background checks. Applicants who use online pseudonyms aren't safe, either - the firm uses special software to link those nicknames with real, offline names known to employers.
  • First State Ever: Indiana Votes to Cut Planned Parenthood

    04/28/2011 1:28:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/28/11 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is poised to become the first state to cut off all government funding for the Planned Parenthood organization, providing a significant victory for the anti-abortion movement but presenting a political predicament for the state’s governor, Mitch Daniels, as he considers running for president. The Indiana House voted 66-32 Wednesday to approve a bill cutting the $3 million in federal money the state distributes to the organization for family planning and health programs. The measure also ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy unless there is a substantial threat to the woman’s life or health and...
  • Obama's trip to be biggest ever

    10/28/2010 9:52:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    India Today ^ | 10/28/10 | Saurabh Shukla
    US President Barack Obama's trip to India next month is set to be the biggest ever by any US president in terms of the protocol and logistics.(Snip) He will be accompanied by US first lady Micehlle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha. Earlier, Obama's daughters Sasha and Malia were not to be part of the trip. But sources revealed that Michelle's opinion prevailed and now the girls would accompany the first American couple to India.
  • Same As It Ever Was (funny vid)

    07/07/2010 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    tammy bruce ^ | 7/7/10 | “Right Change”
    It gets crazier with each passing day. Today we learned that Obama has proclaimed NASA’s new foremost task is to reach out to the Muslim world and make the Muslim people feel good about their historic contribution to science. As far as actual space flight goes, it seems NASA won’t go into space anymore beyond low Earth orbit, although it may form partnerships with other nations for this purpose.
  • US Tops Biggest Monthly Budget Deficit Ever ($220.9 billion)

    03/10/2010 8:49:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 244+ views
    KFWB 980 ^ | 3/10/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government ran up the largest monthly deficit in history in February, keeping the flood of red ink on track to top last year's record for the full year. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the February deficit totaled $220.9 billion, 14 percent higher than the previous record set in February of last year. The deficit through the first five months of this budget year totals $651.6 billion, 10.5 percent higher than a year ago. The Obama administration is projecting that the deficit for the 2010 budget year will hit an all-time high of $1.56 trillion, surpassing...
  • Fate of Obama’s aunt to be fought behind closed doors

    02/02/2010 8:43:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 675+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 2, 2010 | Laurel J. Sweet
    The illegal alien aunt of President Obama could learn this week whether she can put down roots in Boston - or start packing her bags for a one-way trip back to Kenya. And, save for U.S. Immigration Court Judge Leonard I. Shapiro, she’ll know before anyone else. Zeituni Polly Onyango has persuaded Shapiro to bar the public from her removal proceeding Thursday morning at the John F. Kennedy Federal Building, though it’s unclear why.
  • Obama backers Bernie Mac and Morgan Freeman both hospitalized

    08/04/2008 7:23:40 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 19 replies · 168+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | August 4, 2008 | Andrew Malcolm
    Now, 2 Obama backers, Bernie Mac and Morgan Freeman,hospitalized A bad day for Barack Obama donors. Morgan Freeman, the iconic voice of God in several films and reliable good-guy co-conspirator of Christian Bale's Batman in "The Dark Knight," is in serious condition in a Memphis hospital after a late-night car accident near his home in Mississippi. The popular Freeman, who is 71, gave the Obama presidential campaign $2,300 on March 8. And comedian Bernie Mac, popular TV-film funnyman who got a little vocally naughty at a recent Obama fundraiser, is seriously ill with pneumonia in a Chicago hospital.
  • Today's World More Free Than Ever, Rumsfeld Says

    05/16/2006 4:31:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 277+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2006 – Wars, by their nature, are full of successes and failures, no matter how they are remembered, the nation's top defense official said today. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks to the Virginia Military Institute Class of 2006 during their commencement ceremony in Lexington, Va. on May 16. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld spoke to 245 graduating cadets, about 105 of whom will soon serve as military officers, at Virginia Military Institute's commencement ceremony, in Lexington, Va. "We...
  • Expert: H5N1 Worst Flu Virus He's Ever Seen

    05/06/2006 3:16:11 PM PDT · by blam · 302 replies · 4,620+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5-4-2006
    Expert: H5N1 Worst Flu Virus He's Ever Seen Thursday, May 04, 2006 SINGAPORE — A leading expert said Thursday the H5N1 virus is the worst flu virus he's ever encountered, and far too many gaps in planning and knowledge persist for the world to handle it in the event of a pandemic. The virus is a vicious killer in poultry, moving into the brain and destroying the respiratory tract, said Robert G. Webster, a virologist at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. "I've worked with flu all my life, and this is the worst influenza virus that...
  • Jimmy Carter: At Least Hamas Isn't Corrupt [ Barf Alert ]

    01/29/2006 9:43:24 PM PST · by george76 · 140 replies · 5,438+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | January 28, 2006 | Jim Kouri
    When asked by the media for his thoughts on the Hamas triumph in the Palestinian parliamentary elections, former President Jimmy Carter replied that while they have a terrorist past, at least they're not corrupt. One of the complaints by many in the Middle East was the corruption within the Palestinian Authority and Yasser Arafat's Fatah Party. Arafat himself squirreled away millions of dollars from aid packages that were intended to help the Palestinian people. However, Carter's comment appears to dismiss the years of death and destruction perpetrated by Hamas on the Jewish State. One of the first statements made by...
  • Largest Ever Ancient Temple Discovered In Shabwa (Yemen)

    01/21/2006 11:02:05 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 737+ views
    Largest Ever Ancient Temple Discovered in Shabwa By Observer Staff Jan 21, 2006 - Vol.IX Issue 02 SANA’A- Archeologists in Shabwa governorate have discovered what is said to be the biggest temple ever discovered in the Arabian Peninsula, dating back to the 5th Century BC. The Italian archeological expedition, who have been digging in the ancient Royal Palace in Tamna’a city, say it is one of the oldest and most extensive temples ever discovered in the region. They found the temple on their recent dig, which lasted for 25 days. Khyran Mohsen Al-Zubairi, the Director of Archeology in Shabwa, told...
  • What Secrets Did Japan's Ancient Emperors Take To The Grave? And Will We Ever Know

    01/05/2006 4:14:56 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 1,108+ views
    Asahi.com ^ | 1-5-2006 | Hiroshi Matsubara
    What secrets did Japan's ancient emperors take to the grave? And will we ever know? 01/05/2006 By HIROSHI MATSUBARA, Staff Writer This is the fourth in a series on issues and topics facing Japan's imperial family. A new challenge is being mounted that may eventually put the Imperial Household Agency in something of a tight corner. Academics have long called on the agency to open imperial tombs to full inspection to resolve riddles of Japan's ancient past and put to rest lingering doubts about the authenticity of some of the final resting places of emperors. All this time, the agency,...
  • Rice: Israeli settlements contravene U.S. policy

    10/19/2005 1:38:22 PM PDT · by Sabramerican · 208 replies · 2,342+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 10/19/2005 | Shmuel Rosner and Arnon Regular
    Rice: Israeli settlements contravene U.S. policy By Shmuel Rosner and Arnon Regular, Haaretz Correspondents, and the Associated Press Several hours ahead of her meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States delivered harsh messages to Israel over construction between Eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank town of Ma'aleh Adumim, which contravenes the Bush Administration policy in the Middle East. Speaking at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Rice said that the U.S. is concerned about Israeli construction in the West Bank, and cuts back on economic aid to Israel due...
  • Blame Game: Kofi's Silence (Old lady "falls" down elevator shaft)

    02/17/2005 11:24:24 AM PST · by Uncledave · 13 replies · 741+ views
    KOFI ANNAN'S SILENCE. Blame Game by Claudia Rosett On February 3, the United Nations-authorized inquiry into the Oil-for-Food scandal, led by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, issued its first interim report. Volcker's most lurid finding so far is that Saddam Hussein, at the behest of Oil-for-Food Programme Executive Director Benon Sevan, allocated lucrative oil sales to a Panama-based company. This, concluded Volcker, constituted "a grave and continuing conflict of interest" on Sevan's part and a violation of the U.N. charter. Investigators are now pondering Volcker's disclosure that Sevan's aunt, while living on a government pension in Cyprus, sent Sevan...
  • AOL, Discovery search for true American idol

    01/13/2005 3:32:34 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 27 replies · 790+ views
    Daily Press news ^ | 1-13-05 | Daily Press
    Discovery Channel and America Online are joining in a national contest to name the "Greatest American" ever. Starting today, online voters can throw their support behind the person they believe "most influenced the way they think, work and live," a statement from Discovery Channel and AOL read. The top nominees will be listed in March, with Discovery planning a seven-hour, four-night series in the spring about the leading vote-getters and the winner. The first episode will air in May and will profile a selection from the top 100 nominees. The list will be pared down by further online voting, with...
  • Weaker Than Ever: MoveOns state of denial is bad for Democrats

    12/04/2004 8:31:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 2,506+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/03/04 | Marc Cooper
    Weaker Than Ever: MoveOns state of denial is bad for Democrats Fri Dec 3, 2:40 PM ET By Marc Cooper Never mind that George W. Bush won re-election by 4 million votes. Or that Democrats lost in 28 out of 50 states. Or that more than a third of Latino votes went to the Republicans. And that something like 40 percent of union votes went Republican. Dont worry — be happy. "We are truly stronger than ever." I know that because the liberal political action group MoveOn wrote me to tell me so. Indeed, it was so darn pleased with...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Adopt A Soldier (need greater than ever)

    08/11/2004 8:22:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 2,355+ views
    soldiersangeles.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2004 | self
    This request was made earlier, but it bears posting again. The soldiers and their families need our support. While listening to Lucianne Goldberg on the Laura Ingraham show, a caller requested help for the soldiers again. She specifically mentioned this site. During the call, she said that soldiers that are injured during duty number over 10,000. Also, she said that a number of the families who travel to medical facilities to be with their loved ones are forced to sleep in their cars as they cannot afford lodging anywhere else. Sounded like this site and the post was worth a...
  • Cheney: Rumsfeld Is The Best Ever

    05/09/2004 6:05:12 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 146+ views
    IOL ^ | 5-9-2004 | Randall Mikkelsen
    Cheney: Rumsfeld is the best ever May 09 2004 at 12:45PM By Randall Mikkelsen Washington - United States Vice-President Dick Cheney rushed to the aid of Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld - under fire over Iraqi prison abuses - by saying people should "get off his case" and let Rumsfeld do his job. "Don Rumsfeld is the best secretary of defence the United States has ever had," Cheney said in a statement from his office late on Saturday. The statement appeared to signal a White House push to rally Republicans behind the embattled Rumsfeld. "People ought to get off his case...
  • Israel Now Finds Itself More Isolated Than Ever (Opinion)

    03/22/2004 6:05:36 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 168+ views
    The Telegraph (UK - Opinion) ^ | 3-23-2004 | Not listed
    Israel now finds itself more isolated than ever (Filed: 23/03/2004) European foreign ministers were quick yesterday to condemn the "extra-judicial killing" of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of Hamas, by Israel. Jack Straw was particularly indignant about Israel's failure to abide by international law. A whiff of hypocrisy emanates from such moralising ministers, some of whom have cheerfully countenanced assassination attempts of their own - most recently against the leaders of Iraq, al-Qa'eda and the Taliban. Tony Blair, for one, is well aware that Hamas belongs on the same terrorist continuum as the bombers of Madrid and Manhattan, not...
  • The shortest honeymoon ever

    11/23/2003 10:25:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 179+ views
    OC Register ^ | 11/23/03 | Steven Greenhut
    <p>SACRAMENTO - During his speech at the California Chamber of Commerce inaugural luncheon last Monday, newly elected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger assured the crowd that he knew what he was up against. "If you thought that the campaign was tough and that we were in the trenches and we were fighting it out, there is something much more to come because those guys are not going to roll over," he said.</p>
  • Don't ever break a deal with Uncle Sam, By Daniel Pipes

    06/03/2003 8:57:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 225+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 2, 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    Two oddly similar searches are underway in Iraq these days one for Saddam Hussein and the other for his weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Neither has yet been found. No one has yet argued that because Saddam has not been located, he never existed. But that is what some are saying about the coalition forces' not finding actual WMD. Probably those weapons were well hidden; maybe some were latterly destroyed. What if they are never found does that undercut the rationale for going to war against Saddam Hussein? Hardly. WMD were never the basic reason for the war. Nor was...
  • Clinton: Most Expensive Presidential Trip Ever

    05/08/2003 8:56:47 AM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 99 replies · 3,145+ views
    Lameduck President's Continuing Globetrotting Forays Latest Trip Pegged at $50 Million -- Most Expensive Presidential Trip Ever March 30, 2000 There he goes again. Our globe-trotting president was flying high this month, traveling to Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Oman, and Switzerland. That brings the total out-of-country days for President Clinton, the Traveler-in-Chief, to 212. He's racked up visits to 66 countries -- some more than once -- and 2 territories not recognized as countries. He is, by any measure, the most traveled U.S. president ever. And just how much is this latest foray estimated to cost the American taxpayer? ABC News,...
  • A Plague On Our Planet....For Ever (SARS)

    05/06/2003 5:44:38 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 325+ views
    A plague on our planet... for ever (Filed: 07/05/2003) The Sars epidemic is just the first of many health scares waiting for us in a highly mobile, densely populated 21st century, say scientists. It is vital that we learn all we can about managing such outbreaks as well as fighting them with technology. Roger Highfield reports Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome is only the beginning. We are set to see many more epidemics sweep across the planet in the coming decades, turning the 21st century into the era of the quarantine and face mask. At risk: one reason deadly pathogens will...
  • Good Republican Haircut

    10/18/2002 3:27:01 PM PDT · by Monte Smith · 81 replies · 1,927+ views
    October 14, 2002 | Monte Smith
    I just got a haricut. A good, decent, short haircut. A businessman's haircut. Conservative. Short back and sides with a number three buzzer. Ah. (Deep breath). Is there anything better than a fresh, honest haircut? The woman who cut my hair was named Ludmila, an emigre from Moscow. We were able to speak a few words of Russian together. "Does it luke alraght?" "Da. Xorosho. Cpaceba." Man, does anything make you feel as good as a nice, new haircut? I haven't got anything on my neck except a button-down collar and nothing on my ears except Rush Limbaugh.