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  • Forensic profiler: Obama 'slipping mentally' Veteran of O.J., Natalie Holloway cases expects 'more

    07/13/2014 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    wnd ^ | 7/13/14 | Bob Unruh
    A forensic profiler whose career has included work on the double-murder case against O.J. Simpson and the Natalie Holloway disappearance says Barack Obama is confessing he’s under enormous pressure and is “slipping mentally.” “Not madness such as total loss of control mentally, but more and more drastic behavior seen in disturbed traumatized leaders,” said Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., who wrote “The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret Fury.” Hodges, an expert who previously suggested Obama was revealing alarming ideas about martial law and described how the president wants “total gun control,” provided to WND an analysis of some of Obama’s recent...
  • CRC Church: Immigrants are essential to filling the shortage of STEM workers.

    05/22/2014 11:23:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    Immigrants are essential to filling the shortage of STEM workers. #VoteonReform #Pray4Reform
  • The Expert...a short comedy sketch.

    04/05/2014 5:06:42 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | Lauris Beinerts
    The Expert...Someone sent me this and I thought it was well worth sharing. Enjoy!
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • When The Public Sector Pretends To Be The Private Sector

    11/13/2013 12:40:53 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 3 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 11/13/2013 | Hal Hawkins
    Normally, there is a pretty clear distinction between the public and private sectors. There also seems to be a pretty clear definition of the energy sector (fuel extraction, refining, power generation). However, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) now seems to think the opposite, the public sector is the private sector and everyone that’s not in the energy sector now is. The DOE will be kicking off an event tomorrow (Wednesday, November 13, 2013) with a forum on Minorities and Energy. This forum is a part of the Minorities in Energy Initiative which “seeks to empower businesses, communities, schools and...
  • Expert: Women Abuse as Often as Men

    04/29/2013 3:37:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/13 | Yoni Kempinsky
    Domestic violence is not one-sided, Professor Murray Straus of the University of New Hampshire told Arutz Sheva on Monday. Straus participated at the two-day conference entitled "Violence, Conflicts and Unity in Family Context: A Reappraisal of Therapeutic and Judicial Doctrines." The conference is being held at the Ariel University. Video “The bottom line is that in domestic violence, about the same percentage of women assault their partners as men,” he said. “Women are more often injured, but that doesn’t change the fact that women attack as often as men.” Prof. Straus admitted that he’s been censored in the past for...
  • Massad Ayoob, firearms expert, was in helicopter that crashed in St. Lucie County on Saturday

    02/04/2013 6:43:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    wptv.com ^ | 01/28/2013 | Will Greenlee, Elliott Jones, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/
    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A small helicopter that crashed Saturday in far western St. Lucie County was carrying an internationally known firearms expert who was hunting wild hogs from the air using a handgun. Live Oak resident Massad Ayoob, 64, his hunting companion Jonathan Strayer, 46, and pilot William Harward, 55, were above the tree tops, at about 100 feet, when the Hiller helicopter lost power and plunged to the ground around 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Ayoob said Monday. “A few minutes into the flight, as we were zoning in on an oinker that had run under the canopy of some...
  • Experts: Clinton's Condition Could Have Been Serious

    01/02/2013 5:17:03 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was lucky that, being the top U.S. diplomat, her medical team had thought to do a follow-up MRI after her concussion last month, medical experts told ABC News on Tuesday. The doctors said that Clinton's latest health update -- cerebral venous thrombosis -- is a rare and potentially "life-threatening" condition, but one from which the globe-trotting secretary of state is likely to recover from. In an update from her doctors, Clinton's brain scans revealed a clot had formed in the right transverse venous sinus, and she was being successfully treated with anticoagulants. "She is...
  • Fear of Obama's Second Term Overblown, Says Expert

    09/25/2012 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/12 | Gil Ronen
    Former Israeli delegate for Congressional matters in Washington and a top expert on relations with the U.S., Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, thinks Israeli fears of a hostile second term Obama presidency are overblown. In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Ettinger explained that contrary to popular perception, "The bottom line is that a second term president is always weaker than a first term president. This is true for all second term American presidents other than one – James Monroe. A second term president becomes less and less relevant for both chambers of Congress from the day of his reelection. This this...
  • Iran Could Have Nuclear Weapons Within a Year, Says Expert

    08/02/2012 4:18:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/8/12 | Elad Benari
    Dr. Ephraim Asculai, senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, said on Thursday that he doubts the sanctions being imposed on Iran will lead its leaders to give up the country's nuclear weapons program. He predicted that Iran could have nuclear weapons within a year. Dr. Asculai told Arutz Sheva that the sanctions imposed so far on Iran, whether by the UN Security Council or by the United States and other Western countries, have yet to have a real effect. “We still do not see that the Iranians are willing to be flexible on critical matters, even...
  • Obama will win, he can relax, says expert US forecaster

    05/24/2012 4:04:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/23/12
    Obama will win, he can relax, says expert US forecasterwww.telegraphindia.com – Wed 23 May, 2012 Allan Lichtman introduces "the world's only do-it-yourself prediction" to a select audience in Calcutta. The prediction model ' based on 13 keys ' forecasts the reelection of Barack Obama in the US presidential election to be held on November 6. To convince the audience, Lichtman took them through all the 13 keys asking them to ascertain if they were true or false. The audience judged 11 out of the 13 keys to be true, a sure shot that Obama would be reelected as six or...
  • Topic: A Cowboy named Bud (Humor about government)

    03/09/2012 10:44:43 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Conservative Political Forum ^ | February 29, 2012 | Ford289HiPo
    A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses and YSL® tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?" Bud looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, why not?" The yuppie parks...
  • Missile Threat to Israel Exaggerated, Expert Says

    01/25/2012 3:55:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    The threat posed by a missile attack on Israel is not as terrible as people think, according to Haim Rosenberg, the former head of long-term planning at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. In a paper published by the BESA Center at Bar Ilan University, Rosenberg explains that at this time, missile attacks by Muslim countries would only be able to inflict limited physical damage on Israel. He further argues that it would be a mistake to prepare mostly for missile strikes, when a future war could also involve ground attacks. "Recent discussions around a preemptive strike on Iran have included...
  • Expert: No Reason to Worry about Egypt

    01/22/2012 12:50:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    Renowned Arab affairs expert Dr. Guy Bechor told Arutz Sheva Sunday that there is no reason for undue alarm at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's elections. The peace treaty with Israel is on no real danger, he said. The Islamists "have no solution" for Egypt's woes, he explained. "They lack the abilities and connections" to solve the country's problems and therefore, he predicted, "the patience will wear out in a few weeks and riots will begin soon." Hundreds of thousands of citizens are expected to protest on Wednesday, he added, in expectation of "magic solutions that no...
  • Expert deems Turkish threat on Cyprus drilling serious

    09/21/2011 8:47:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/21/11 | Sharon Udasin
    A day after reports that Noble Energy had begun its natural gas drilling off the coast of Cyprus, amid threats from the Turkish government that it was considering deploying naval escort ships to protect exploration areas north of the country, an Israeli expert on the situation deemed the threats grave to both Cypriot and Israeli concerns. (Snip) Meanwhile, following a statement from Cypriot President Demetris Christofias that drilling was about to begin, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had threatened on Monday that Turkish aircraft, frigates and torpedo boats would be sent to watch over the eastern Mediterranean, Reuters said
  • All charges against Dominique Strauss Kahn set to be dropped

    08/21/2011 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:02 PM on 21st August 2011 | By Hannah Roberts
    Prosecutors are reportedly set to ask a judge to abandon the case against Dominique Strauss Kahn. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is preparing to ask that all charges against the former head of the IMF accused of attempting to rape hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo are dropped Tuesday. Such requests from the DA 'are never denied', an expert told the New York Post meaning Strauss-Kahn could finally return to his home country after being forced to remian in the U.S for months.
  • UN’s Expert on Palestine Publishes Anti-Semitic Cartoon, Deletes It, Denies It, Then Apologizes

    07/07/2011 12:10:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/7/11 | Mike Opelka
    Richard Falk is a “9/11 Truther” who has worked for the UN for quite a while, holding positions of great importance. He is currently serving in the third year of a six-year term as the United Nations Special Rapporteur “on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.” The offensive cartoon posted below was published in late June on Mr. Falk’s blog:
  • Expert: Lack of Peace is a Threat to Israel

    06/20/2011 10:17:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/11 | Elad Benari
    One of the participants in the Israel Democracy Institute’s 19th annual Caesarea Conference was Professor Niall Ferguson of Harvard University.
  • Terror Expert Marc Thiessen: Barack Obama Eliminated Interrogation Tool His Second Day

    05/05/2011 6:22:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | Jim Hoft
    Terror expert and author Marc Thiessen told Bill O’Reilly tonight that Obama eliminated the enhanced interrogation tool from our counter-terrorism arsenal his second day in office. So the tool that got us the information that led us to Osama Bin Laden is no longer in use. The US has not cpatured and detained and tinterrogated a single high level detainee since Barack Obama moved into office.
  • Expert: No Doubt Obama's Birth Certificate Is Legit

    04/29/2011 5:52:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 899 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/29/11 | Jana Winter
    It didn’t take long for some of President Obama’s doubters to claim the long-awaited birth certificate posted online by the White House on Wednesday had been altered or might be a fake. But a leading software expert says there’s no doubt about its authenticity, and he dismisses claims of fraud as flat-out wrong. The doubters have latched onto the idea that Adobe Illustrator — the premier program for computer graphic artists — “reveals” evidence of document manipulation in the Obama birth certificate. They note Illustrator reveals nine separate layers of the document, and claim it’s “proof” the file has been...
  • Anti-jihad expert furious he won’t be witness at ‘radicalization’ hearings

    01/19/2011 4:00:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/19/11 | Liz Goodwin
    Steven Emerson is executive director of the nonprofit research group the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which has labeled some American Muslim leaders as radicals. And he's furious now at being excluded as a witness in upcoming congressional hearings on the "radicalization" of American Muslims. New York GOP Rep. Peter King, who is organizing the hearings, says he never told Emerson he was going to be a witness, according to Politico's copy of the angry correspondence between the two men. "That you have caved in to the demands of radical Islamists in removing me as a witness, in light of the...
  • Rahm will be found ineligible to run: Election-law expert

    09/30/2010 12:04:44 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 136 replies
    WLS ^ | 09/30/10 | Jim Johnson
    Attorney Burt Odelson, a noted elction-law expert, is predicting Rahm Emanuel will be ineligible for mayor because he is not a legal resident of Chicago. Odelson told Roe and Roeper on WLS Radio that when Emanuel leased out his Chicago home he could no longer claim he is a resident. “He rented his house out in Sept 09 and has not been back since and has no residency in Chicago,” Odelson said. Odelson says he has been involved in several residency cases in Illinois that “the law is clear.”
  • The 72-Hour Expert

    08/24/2010 7:08:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 30 - September 6, 2010 | P.J. O'Rourke
    Everything you always wanted to know about AfghanistanKabulIf you spend 72 hours in a place you’ve never been, talking to people whose language you don’t speak about social, political, and economic complexities you don’t understand, and you come back as the world’s biggest know-it-all, you’re a reporter. Either that or you’re President Obama. I called my wife. She said, no, she certainly is not vacationing at government expense in some jet-set hot spot with scads of her BFFs. Looks like I’m not President Obama. But I am a reporter, fresh from Kabul. What do you want to know about...
  • Leading climate expert admits global warming fraud

    02/15/2010 6:12:13 AM PST · by aquapub · 14 replies · 876+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2-15-10 | Robert Moon
    Under pressure from Freedom of Information requests, top global warming proponent Dr. Phil Jones now claims to have "lost" all the critical data on which the infamous "hockey stick" chart was based. He is also suddenly making shocking concessions devastating to the alarmist war on science...
  • British nuclear expert’s 17th floor UN death plunge ‘was not suicide’

    10/31/2009 7:58:16 PM PDT · by bogusname · 824+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2009 (UK) | Keri Sutherland
    A British nuclear expert who fell from the 17th floor of a United Nations building did not commit suicide and may have been hurled to his death, says a doctor who carried out a second post-mortem examination. Timothy Hampton, 47, a scientist involved in monitoring nuclear activity, was found dead last week at the bottom of a stairwell in Vienna...
  • 'HRW expert collects Nazi memorabilia'

    09/09/2009 11:27:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1,412+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/9/09 | HERB KEINON
    Human Rights Watch's employment of a man who trades and collects Nazi memorabilia as its "senior military expert" is a "new low" for the organization that frequently criticizes Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's policy director Ron Dermer said Wednesday. Netanyahu's policy director,... "I thought that nothing could top a human rights organization trying to raise money in Saudi Arabia, but I was apparently wrong," said Dermer, referring to HRW's fundraising efforts in the kingdom earlier this year, using its reports against Israel as a sales pitch. "A war crimes investigator who is an avid collector and trader in Nazi memorabilia...
  • Urgent call for Camp Perry gun malfunction expert

    08/30/2009 6:20:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies · 1,288+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 August, 2009 | David Codrea
    Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars has put out a call for help. It's important, so I'm doing what I can to help amplify his voice. Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America needs to find an expert witness for "a pending legal case." Here's what Larry sent Mike: Do you know of a reference to the Camp Perry matches where they have gunsmiths to handle malfunctions? Or any other such venue where they are used to shooters having guns that malfunction by firing a burst and then jamming? Time is of the essence on this. Mike asks us to...
  • Harvard defense expert aims to fight Pentagon cost overruns

    03/26/2009 1:19:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 321+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/26/09 | Jim Wolf
    WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to fix Pentagon purchasing problems vowed Thursday to root out cost overruns in major arms programs, fearing the $150 billion arms-procurement budget may be on its way to becoming unaffordable. Ashton Carter, a physicist, international-security expert and Harvard University professor, told his Senate confirmation hearing he expected funding for big-ticket programs to be under "increasing pressure in the future." If confirmed as expected, Carter would become under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. He said he would go program by program to "see if there isn't more to that...
  • U.S. anti-kidnap expert's vanishing spins Mexico mystery

    01/07/2009 8:42:32 AM PST · by BGHater · 1 replies · 268+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05 Jan 2009 | Robin Emmott
    The abduction of a U.S. anti-kidnap expert in northern Mexico last month remains a mystery with no clues to the man's whereabouts and no ransom demanded by his captors, police said on Monday. Gunmen abducted Felix Batista,a Cuban-American credited with negotiating the release of hostages held by Colombian rebels in past years, in the relatively safe industrial city of Saltillo,Coahuila state,on Dec 10. "We have not had contact with Batista or those who took him," an official at the Coahuila attorney general's office said. Another official said last month the attorney general suspected drug gangs who wanted to show their...
  • U.S. anti-kidnap expert kidnapped in Mexico

    12/15/2008 12:23:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 906+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/08 | Robin Emmott
    MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican gunmen have kidnapped a U.S. security consultant who negotiated the release of dozens of kidnap victims in Latin America. Gunmen abducted Felix Batista outside a restaurant last Wednesday in the relatively safe northern industrial city of Saltillo in Coahuila state, Mexican authorities and his employer, security consultancy ASI Global, said on Monday. Batista, a Miami-based Cuban American credited with negotiating the release of victims abducted by Colombian rebels, was snatched after he stepped outside the restaurant, answering a call on his cellular phone, Mexican media said. The U.S. embassy in Mexico City said it was...
  • CA: Expert calls Tracy torture case a "social services plane wreck" (Foster child abuse)

    12/08/2008 8:25:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,404+ views
    InsideBayArea.com ^ | 12/8/08 | Jeanine Benca
    Studies show as many as 15 percent of children in wealthy nations are physically abused by guardians each year, but the alleged torture of a boy who stumbled into a Tracy fitness club battered, half-starved and in chains last week stands out for its cruelty, a leading child abuse expert says. Cases that severe are "not a very common thing." But they continuously pop up, said Carole Jenny, a pediatrics professor at Brown University's medical school. Underfunding and a lack of resources for child protective services is a huge problem, said Jenny, who called what authorities say happened to the...
  • HE REALLY IS AN EXPERT ON WIFE-BEATING

    01/31/2008 3:23:46 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies · 77+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1-31-08 | DAVID K. LI
    January 31, 2008 -- An expert on domestic violence, who has appeared on several national TV shows, was busted for roughing up his wife, Florida officials said yesterday. Cops near Tampa responded to the home of Dean Tong, 51, after receiving a frantic call from his wife the night of Jan. 21, according to law-enforcement records. Tong was booked for alleged domestic violence and tampering with a witness. He was released on $1,000 bail.
  • Expert Sceptical Of Sacred Roman Cave (Romulus And Remus)

    11/24/2007 10:43:35 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 314+ views
    The Australian ^ | 11-24-2007 | Silvia Aloisi
    Expert sceptical of sacred Roman cave By Silvia Aloisi in Rome November 24, 2007 A LEADING Italian archaeologist said that the grotto whose discovery was announced this week in Rome is not the sacred cave linked to the myth of the city's foundation by Romulus and Remus. The Culture Ministry and experts who presented the find said they were “reasonably certain” the cavern is the Lupercale - a sanctuary worshipped for centuries by Romans because, according to legend, a wolf nursed the twin brothers there. But Adriano La Regina, Rome's superintendent of archaeology from 1976 to 2004, said ancient descriptions...
  • Expert: Seized disk had encrypted files (Chi Mak espionage trial)

    04/11/2007 8:22:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 991+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/07 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    SANTA ANA, Calif. - A Navy investigator testified Wednesday that a computer disk seized from the brother of a Chinese-born engineer accused of stealing U.S. defense technology secrets contained encrypted files. Nicholas Mikus, an investigative computer specialist for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, said the files could only be unlocked with a specific "key," a chain of 113 letters that was stored on a floppy disk. Mikus was the latest witness called by the government in its case against Chi Mak, an engineer accused of passing sensitive military information to the Chinese government for more than 20 years. Mak, a...
  • Terrorist Facilitator, IED Expert Captured in Afghanistan

    03/07/2007 3:47:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 320+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 7, 2007 – Afghan and coalition forces have captured suspected terrorists and destroyed a car rigged with explosives in operations in Afghanistan over the past three days. A suspected al Qaeda facilitator and improvised-explosive-device expert was captured today, along with five other suspected terrorists, during an assault by Afghan and coalition forces on a compound near Jalalabad, in the Nangarahar province of Afghanistan. No shots were fired, and no civilians or forces were injured during the assault. The suspected terrorist was an alleged IED expert and logistics officer for the “Tora Bora Front,” which facilitates the movement...
  • Expert predicts 14 named storms in 2007 ("above average activity")

    12/08/2006 11:21:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 910+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/06 | AP
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The 2007 Atlantic hurricane season should have above-average activity, with three major hurricanes and a good chance at least one of them will make landfall, a top hurricane researcher said Friday. Colorado State forecaster William Gray predicted 14 named storms and a total of seven hurricanes next year. He and fellow researcher Philip Klotzbach said there is a 64 percent chance of one of the major hurricanes — with sustained winds of 111 mph or greater — coming ashore. The long-term average probability is 52 percent, they said. Still, they said fewer hurricanes are likely to...
  • Army Scorpion Expert in Kuwait Stung by Insect, Irony

    11/02/2006 4:45:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 30 replies · 1,209+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sarah Scully, USA
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2006 -- The irony stung worse than the scorpion. Army Capt. Stephen Garvin, an entomologist with the 981st Medical Detachment supporting 3rd Army/U.S. Army Central in Kuwait, was stung by a deadly scorpion. U.S. Army photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. A soldier dedicated to studying dangerous wildlife recently got attacked by one of the aggressive fat-tailed scorpions he spent months warning other soldiers to avoid. Army Capt. Stephen Garvin, an entomologist with the 981st Medical Detachment supporting 3rd Army/U.S. Army Central in Kuwait, made a routine visit to a portable toilet at Camp Buehring...
  • Nutritional "Boost" Making Westerners Taller, Healthier, Expert Says

    10/03/2006 3:09:36 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,345+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 10-2-2006 | Erica Lloyd
    Nutritional "Boost" Making Westerners Taller, Healthier, Expert Says Erica Lloyd for National Geographic News October 2, 2006 It's no secret that in the past few centuries people in Western nations have been getting taller and living longer. But now experts say that today's Westerners are the product of an accelerated spate of growth that is unique in human history. People in the developed world are taller and more robust than their great, great, great grandparents probably ever imagined. Robert Fogel, director of the Center for Population Economics at the University of Chicago, notes that Westerners are about 50 percent larger...
  • Terrorist Bomb Expert Captured in Afghanistan; 10 Taliban Rebels Killed

    09/27/2006 11:00:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 400+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2006 – Afghan and coalition forces captured a known makeshift bomb expert and terrorist cell leader today during an operation south of Asadabad, U.S. military officials reported. The terrorist was the leader of a cell that planned bomb attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the Konar region. He was also responsible for placing bombs in various locations in the Pech Valley region. Intelligence indicated that the terrorist was planning to attack coalition and Afghan security forces in the immediate future, officials said. “This improvised explosive device builder posed an imminent threat to the safety of not...
  • U.N. expert: Iraq torture may be worse

    09/21/2006 10:37:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 710+ views
    AP Yahoo ^ | 9/21/06 | Elaine Engeler - ap
    GENEVA - Torture in Iraq may be worse now than it was under Saddam Hussein, with militias, terrorist groups and government forces disregarding rules on the humane treatment of prisoners, the U.N. anti-torture chief said Thursday. Manfred Nowak, the U.N. special investigator on torture, made the remarks as he was presenting a report on detainee conditions at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay as well as to brief the U.N. Human Rights Council, the global body's top rights watchdog, on torture worldwide. Reports from Iraq indicate that torture "is totally out of hand," he said. "The situation is so bad...
  • Terrorism expert or a 'Doogie Howser'?

    08/27/2006 5:35:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 48 replies · 1,325+ views
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Defense lawyers in a major South Florida terror case want to make sure jurors never hear from witness Evan Kohlmann. The proposed government expert on al-Qaida is simply no expert, lawyers say. He has no Ph.D., no faculty position and no real-life experience in the Middle East. Plus there's the age thing. Kohlmann, who has testified five times for the government already, is just 27. He's been called the "Doogie Howser" of terrorism. One critic cracked that prosecutors have been using Kohlmann "since he was a zygote." Kohlmann has fought off such attacks before. The Fort...
  • Expert: State immigrant laws might fail (may turn out to be ruled unconstitutional)

    08/19/2006 2:20:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 882+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/19/06 | Eric Schelzig - ap
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Legislatures around the country are passing state laws to get tough on illegal immigration, but legal experts say many of those laws will turn out to be unconstitutional. More than 550 bills relating to illegal immigration were introduced in statehouses this year, and at least 77 were enacted, according to a survey presented last week at the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures. However, NCSL analyst Ann Morse told lawmakers at the conference that a 1986 federal law forbids states from enacting stricter criminal or civil penalties for illegal immigration than those adopted by...
  • Expert: Tablet may have oldest writings

    08/04/2006 9:28:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,271+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/4/06 | AP
    SOFIA, Bulgaria - An almost 7,000-year old stone tablet found in Bulgaria bears carvings that might turn out to be one of the world's oldest inscriptions, a prominent Bulgarian archaeologist said Thursday. "These signs are unique and apparently bear a meaning," Nikolai Ovcharov told a press conference. Ovcharov said he had received the tablet from a private collector who had unearthed it 20 years ago. The collector asked to remain anonymous, because he risked criminal prosecution for looting or criminal possession of antiquities. The tablet, about three inches, carries five distinct signs each made up of two elements, Ovcharov said....
  • Public Education, Military Sustain U.S. Democracy, Expert Says

    07/20/2006 4:31:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 164+ views
    HOUSTON, July 20, 2006 – A new program aims to help military students develop leadership skills, patriotism, commitment to selfless service, and intellectual and problem-solving capacity. The "Student 2 Student Initiative," under the auspices of the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program, is a student-led, school-managed program designed to help students moving from one school to another focus on the positive aspects of their new experiences. The Military Child Education Coalition, a nonprofit group that advocates on issues facing military families, sponsors the program. "The leadership program will develop our leaders of the future, who are our hope," Frances Hesselbein...
  • Ecuador volcano buries farms in ash; 'ready to boil over': expert - Tungurahua

    07/17/2006 8:31:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 368+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/06 | AFP
    QUITO (AFP) - Tungurahua, a volcano in southern Ecuador, erupted for a fourth day, burying thousands of farms in ash and threatening to "boil over" and dump lava on a nearby town, officials said. Explosions were heard for days, said Geophysical Institute engineer Pablo Samaniego, who compared the volcanic activity to a "pot of milk waiting to boil over at any moment". Lava threatens to run downhill, toward Banos, with 15,000 residents, he said. "This has happened before and could affect Banos," he said. "The town will have to make its decisions" on whether to evacuate," he said. So far,...
  • Soldiers earn one of Army's most demanding badges (Expert Field Medical Badge)

    05/18/2006 5:19:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 395+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Michael E Dukes
    INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. (Army News Service, May 18, 2006) - Soldiers can serve on the battlefield with confidence knowing the world’s best medics are there to help if they become injured. The best of the best of these Soldiers wear a badge that identifies them as the cream of the Army's medical crop - the Expert Field Medical Badge. Only 18 of 250 candidates earned the badge at the Army’s largest EFMB testing session, which took place May 12 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. The low number might seem alarming, but it is a testament to the badge's demanding criteria....
  • BBC interview Web expert who turns out to be a TAXI driver waiting in reception!

    05/16/2006 5:14:42 AM PDT · by Irishguy · 22 replies · 667+ views
    A computer expert has described his astonishment at seeing the BBC's 24-hour news channel interview supposed taxi driver Guy Goma in the mistaken belief it was him. Guy Kewney - a white, bearded technology expert - was astonished to see himself appear on screen as a black man with an apparent French accent. He was even more shocked to see himself unable to answer basic questions about the legal battle between the Beatles' Apple Corps and Apple Computer over the use of an apple symbol.
  • 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...
  • Expert Says It Was Hotter 247M Years Ago

    04/03/2006 8:04:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 760+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/06 | AP
    CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. - John Roth shined his flashlight on a black streak flowing through the cream-colored marble forming the walls of the Oregon Caves. The graphite line is graphic evidence of dramatic global warming that consumed so much oxygen that it nearly wiped out all life on the planet 247 million years ago, said the natural resources specialist for the Oregon Caves National Monument. "It was the biggest extinction by far of all time," he said. "Geologists and paleontologists all agree on that. ... The extinction that killed the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago, that wasn't anything compared...
  • Expert Doubts 'Gospel of Judas' Revelation

    03/02/2006 4:37:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 608+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/2/06 | Richard N. Ostling - AP
    NEW YORK - An expert on ancient Egyptian texts is predicting that the "Gospel of Judas" — a manuscript from early Christian times that's nearing release amid widespread interest from scholars — will be a dud in terms of learning anything new about Judas. James M. Robinson, America's leading expert on such ancient religious texts from Egypt, predicts in a new book that the text won't offer any insights into the disciple who betrayed Jesus. His reason: While it's old, it's not old enough. "Does it go back to Judas? No," Robinson told The Associated Press on Thursday. The text,...