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  • Fierce winds forecast for Bay Area

    11/29/2011 2:31:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Mercury News (and ap) ^ | 11/29/11 | Mercury News wire reports
    Gusts up to 70 mph Wednesday are forecast for the Bay Area in "a potentially damaging and prolonged wind storm," the National Weather Service. The high-wind warning issued by the weather agency says the strongest winds will be in the hills above 1,000 feet; sustained winds of 20 to 40 mph with frequent gusts over 50 mph are expected through most of the Bay Area. The warning is in effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. Even fiercer winds are expected in Southern California, with northeast gusts to 80 mph in the mountain passes. Weather service forecasters are...
  • The Fierce Moral Urgency of WTF

    02/26/2011 11:33:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies ^ | 2/27/11 | Clarice Feldman
    Sick of carving up my hands as I wrestled with those ubiquitous clamshell packages, I bought a super duper package opening tool which promises to make this chore easier, but I nicked my skin on the clamshell packaging as I struggled to get to it. In that minor sense, my experience mirrored Obama's week, where everything domestic and international that he touched upon only further wounded him. The Gallup and Rasmussen polls reflect only a continuing well-deserved slide in his and his party's standing among voters who have taken good measure of his consistently rotten performance. Over There As the...
  • Obama's Man Van Jones-Many Roads Lead to Cuba, Communism

    08/27/2009 6:11:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 940+ views
    New Zeal ^ | August 27, 2009 | Trevor Loudon
    Two big questions hang over President Obama's radical "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones. Is he still a communist? Is he a security threat? Many have assumed that Van Jones' committment to communism ended when the organization he helped to lead STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement) dissolved in 2002. Yet a 2004 treatise Reclaiming Revolution: History, Summation, and Lessons from the Work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement written and endorsed by a majority of former STORM members makes it clear that most ex STORMers are still committed to the revolutionary movement; From page 49. When...
  • Obama's plan to hike taxes meets fierce opposition (from Congre$$ional Pubs and a few Dems)

    03/03/2009 3:28:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,058+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/3/09 | Stephen Ohlemacher - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's call to raise taxes on high earners and greenhouse gas polluters met fierce opposition Tuesday from congressional Republicans and also a few Democrats. "I would never want to adversely affect anything that is charitable or good," Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, said of Obama's call to limit high-income taxpayers' itemized deductions for charitable donations and mortgage interest. Republicans said the president's plan to charge fees to industries that spew greenhouse gases amounts to a stealthy tax increase for all Americans that will far exceed the new $400...
  • Fierce battles spread to central Gaza

    06/13/2007 9:23:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 848+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/07 | Diaa Hadid - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Fierce battles over strategic positions spread Wednesday to central Gaza, with Hamas fighters wresting control of the coastal strip's main north-south road and positioning to cut off reinforcements to beleaguered forces of the rival Fatah faction. In the southern town of Khan Younis, a one-ton bomb in an underground tunnel tore through the headquarters of a security force loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, said Ali Qaisi, a presidential guard spokesman. At least one person was killed and eight were wounded, medics said. Before the blast, Hamas militants demanded officers inside the building come...
  • WHAT IS THE NATURE OF CHRISTIAN LOVE? --It's full depth and breadth

    04/23/2007 11:18:16 AM PDT · by Quix · 122 replies · 1,600+ views
    Quix | 23 APR 2007 | Quix
    WHAT IS THE NATURE OF CHRISTIAN LOVE? --IT'S DEPTH, BREADTH, DIMENSIONS-- Have prayed since Jr High to be able to love like Jesus. That's a pretty hazardous prayer. The training for answers to that prayer is a lot like the training for wisdom, humility and patience. Lots of long dark nights of the soul; refiner's fires; being ground to powder, blown to the 4 winds--recollected--dipped in vinegar and ran through the manure spreader backwards . . . can all be SOP--common events. Here are some questions to get us started prayerfully considering these principles and truths: 1. What is...
  • Paras Kill 21 Taliban In Fierce Fight Among Alleyways (UK)

    06/09/2006 6:08:26 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 671+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-10-2006 | Thomas Harding
    Paras kill 21 Taliban in fierce fight among alleyways By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 10/06/2006) The first significant encounter between soldiers of the Parachute Regiment and the Taliban involved close-quarters fighting among alleyways and mud buildings. It was an early indication of the challenges facing British troops recently deployed in southern Afghanistan. Within 10 seconds of disembarking from their Chinook helicopters outside the village of Nauzad, the troops came under heavy fire from insurgents hidden in houses and behind walls. As machinegun bullets and rocket-propelled grenades cut through the air, the Paras ran for cover, returning fire only when...
  • CA: Fierce budget parley likely despite more cash on hand

    04/20/2006 9:24:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 281+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 4/20/06 | John Howard
    The Capitol's state-budget dance has begun, and the governor hopes that this year it will be a quick two-step. First, resolve the bonds to face voters in November. Then, flush with new money from a strong economy, approve a 2006-2007 spending plan of perhaps $127 billion. Above all, keep the bonds and budget separate. "That's because the budget bill is a leverage point that the Legislature can use against the governor on the bonds. It gives the Legislature control because of the timing," says Bill Leonard, a Republican and former legislative leader who served in both the Assembly and the...
  • CA: Access determines lobbyists' influence in fierce, fickle Capitol

    03/02/2006 9:31:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 269+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 3/2/06 | Shane Goldmacher
    October 7, 2003 was a bad day for Darius Anderson. A top fundraiser for Gray Davis, Anderson had counted ranking Davis administration officials, including then-deputy chief of staff Susan Kennedy, as friends. He founded his own lobbying firm in 1998, parlaying his connections to the administration into a thriving business. By 2003, Davis' last year in office, Anderson's Platinum Advisors pulled in $3.9 million in lobbying receipts, good for third best in the state. But when Davis was recalled in 2003, Anderson's influence diminished. His shop's lobbying receipts declined by more than $1 million as big name clients like Microsoft,...
  • Kerry: Iraq Election No Big Deal

    01/30/2005 9:31:32 AM PST · by kattracks · 197 replies · 5,709+ views ^ | 1/30/05 | Carl Limbacher
    A bitter-sounding Sen. John Kerry dismissed the historic Iraqi election on Sunday, warning Americans not to "overhype" the watershed event. "No one in the United States should try to overhype this election," Kerry told NBC's "Meet the Press." The failed presidential candidate questioned the historic referendum's legitimacy, saying, "It's hard to say that something is legitimate when a whole portion of the country can't vote and doesn't vote." Kerry also pooh-poohed reports of a surprisingly high 72 percent turnout by Iraqi voters, insisting instead that the election has "gone as expected." Asked if he thought Iraq was now less of...
  • Al-Zarqawi Said to Declare 'Fierce War' (on this evil principle of democracy)

    01/23/2005 5:08:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 5,944+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/23/05
    Al-Zarqawi Said to Declare 'Fierce War' 13 minutes ago BAGHDAD, Iraq - A speaker purporting to be Iraq's most feared terror leader declared a "fierce war" on democracy and said in an audiotape posted Sunday on the Web that the Americans were using next weekend's Iraqi elections to install the Shiites in power. "We have declared a fierce war on this evil principle of democracy and those who follow this wrong ideology," said the speaker, who identified himself as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, head of the al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq. "Anyone who tries to help set up this system is part...
  • Fierce Fighting in Afghanistan After Night of U.S. Bombing

    08/29/2003 10:15:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 232+ views
    Qalat, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan soldiers were waging a fierce battle with entrenched Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan after a night of heavy U.S. bombing that left many Taliban fighters dead, an Afghan intelligence chief said Friday. The U.S. military said a special operations soldier died in an accidental fall during the fighting, some of the fiercest in recent months. The soldier's name was not immediately released. U.S. warplanes began bombing two suspected Taliban positions in the Chinaran and Larzab mountains of Dai Chupan district in southern Zabul province late Thursday, provincial intelligence chief Khalil Hotak told The Associated Press....