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  • Oil Rig Worker Thinks He Saw Malaysia Air Flight 370 Go Down in Flames

    03/12/2014 2:03:32 PM PDT · by bboop · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 12, 2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    Oil Rig Worker Thinks He Saw Malaysia Air Flight 370 Go Down In Flames The Wire ABBY OHLHEISER, THE WIRE MAR. 12, 2014, 12:13 PM In yet another odd twist to the mysterious story of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a New Zealand man working on an oil rig in the South China Sea has come forward to say he believes he saw the airplane on fire right around the time it disappeared. Mike McKay, a worker on the "Songa Mercur" drilling platform, sent an email to his bosses detailing his version of events. McKay said that he "observed the plane...
  • Cuccinelli to rescue when truck catches fire

    01/26/2013 10:00:11 AM PST · by muawiyah · 7 replies
    richmond times-dispatch ^ | 01/25/2013 | Associated Press
    ........................ The trucker pulled over and Cuccinelli helped the driver out of the cab. He then assisted her in putting out the fire with an extinguisher .......................
  • First On Fox. Teen's Mom Speaks Out On Her Son and 'Explosive' Chemicals

    12/30/2012 1:02:02 PM PST · by redreno · 74 replies
    www.myfoxphilly.com ^ | 12/19/2012 | Dave Schratwieser, Reporter
    GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - "It's ridiculously blown out of proportion." That's how the mother of the 16-year-old Cedar Creek High School student arrested Tuesday described her son after local police found items at his home that could cause an explosion. "He really cares about people," she said. "He's kind, he's loving, he's brilliant...I think this is fear because of what just happened in Connecticut."
  • Obama’s Foreign Policy In Flames – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    09/27/2012 8:14:11 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9/27/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama’s naiveté is on display throughout the Middle East and it is costing him politically. Tune in!
  • Chevy Volt fire probe is closed, NHTSA says

    01/21/2012 8:41:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Auto Week ^ | January 21, 2012 | Mike Colias And Christina Rogers
    U.S. safety regulators said Friday that they've closed an eight-week investigation into the Chevrolet Volt, concluding that the plug-in hybrid's battery doesn't pose a significant fire risk following a crash. In a statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it "does not believe that Chevy Volts or other electric vehicles pose a greater risk of fire than gasoline-powered vehicles." The agency said that modifications intended to reinforce the Volt's 435-pound lithium-ion battery pack that General Motors announced on Jan. 5 should "reduce the potential" of the pack catching fire in the days or weeks following a crash.
  • Google’s mismanagement of the Android Market

    06/27/2010 11:13:23 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 5 replies
    Jon Lech Johansen's blog ^ | 27 June 2010 | Jon Lech Johansen
    Google’s mismanagement of the Android Market Earlier this week, CNET ran an article critical of the permission model of the Android Market. Google’s response to the criticism was that “each Android app must get users’ permission to access sensitive information”. While this is technically true, one should not need a PhD in Computer Science to use a smartphone. How is a consumer supposed to know exactly what the permission “act as an account authenticator” means? The CNET opinion piece “Is Google far too much in love with engineering?” is quite relevant here.Google does far too little curation of the Android...
  • Bangkok in flames as protesters refuse to back down

    05/19/2010 3:15:14 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 58 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/19/2010 | Damien McElroy and Ian MacKinnon in Bangkok
    government admits it lost control when protesters set fire to key buildings in the city following a day of running battles with troops which left 12 dead and 60 injured. Flames rise from the burning city hall which was set on fire by red shirt protesters Rioters set fires at the stock exchange, electricity headquarters, banks and government offices. Siam Theatre, a much loved city institution, collapsed in flames. Hundreds of people had to be rescued from the burning headquarters of Channel 3 television. The death toll since fresh outbreaks of violence on Thursday now stands at 51. The government...
  • Ethiopian airliner crashes in Mediterranean Sea

    01/25/2010 12:23:22 AM PST · by Cardhu · 47 replies · 2,524+ views
    Press TV ^ | Monday 25th January 2010 | Staff and agencies
    An Ethiopian Airliner with 92 passengers and crew on board has crashed into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after takeoff from Beirut airport in Lebanon. Aviation sources said flight 409 was heading for the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa when it crashed at 2:30 a.m. (1230 GMT) on Monday. According to Lebanon's Transport Minister Ghazi Aridi, the Boeing 737-800 disappeared from radar screens only five minutes after takeoff amid heavy rains and storms, and crashed into the sea about 12km (7 miles) south of the Rafiq Hariri airport. Witnesses who live near the coast have reported seeing a ball of fire as...
  • Chinese Artist Debuts 'Burning Man Obama'...

    11/11/2009 12:17:32 PM PST · by EvilAgenda · 51 replies · 2,401+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 11-11-2009 | Some Chinaman
    To some (like the man from Communist China who created the thing) this may represent Obama the trailblazer ... To others a great representation of Obama as Satan.
  • News You Can Use

    08/03/2009 10:29:15 AM PDT · by wayne_b24 · 3 replies · 413+ views
    times of london ^ | july 31st
    As the space shuttle returned to Earth, bringing him home from the International Space Station, where he has been since March, he revealed that he had been wearing the same pair of prototype pants for a month, all in the name of science.
  • Tasered man bursts into flames

    07/21/2009 9:29:08 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 84 replies · 2,351+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-21-2009 | AP
    A man whose relatives say had been sniffing gasoline burst into flames after a police officer Tasered him as he ran at officials carrying a container of fuel, police said Tuesday. The man, identified by his family as 36-year-old Ronald Mitchell, was in critical condition at a Perth hospital in Western Australia state following Monday's incident in Warburton, an Aboriginal community 950 miles (1,540 kilometers) northeast of Perth.
  • A Marxist tsunami cannot quench the flames of freedom

    11/09/2008 6:38:26 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies · 339+ views
    It is not just a victory for the Democrats; it is a Marxist tsunami. The principles that have guided President-elect Obama to this point are deeply rooted in Marxist philosophy. He is now in the position to infuse government with this philosophy through his appointments and legislative agenda. Democrats Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, Frank, and others with recognizable names are only the face of what’s in store. Behind this face is a force teaming with the power to obliterate the U.S. Constitution and the machinery of self-governance it created.
  • Plane bursts into flames in Sudan; 200 aboard

    06/10/2008 12:12:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 190+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/10/08 | Mohamed Osman - ap
    KHARTOUM, Sudan - A plane carrying about 200 passengers apparently veered off a runway late Tuesday and burst into flames. It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties. An Associated Press reporter at the scene said the plane arriving from Amman, Jordan apparently veered off the runway as it landed in Khartoum and then burst into flames. It was not immediately clear what airline was involved. Ambulances and fire trucks were seen rushing to the scene. Sudan has a poor aviation safety record. In July 2003, a Sudan Airways Boeing 737 en route from Port Sudan to Khartoum crashed...
  • Anti-Semitism in France (Nowhere flames of anti-Semitism are burning more furiously than in France)

    02/24/2008 9:18:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1,007+ views
    Jew Alaska Blogspot.com ^ | March 27, 2007
    French Jews I received this post from a friend in NY. One of his friends is living in France and posted this to him with the request that Andy distribute it to his American friends. Andy prefaces with: "Once again, the real news in France is conveniently not being reported as it should. To give you an idea of what's going on in France where there are now between 8 and 10 million Muslims and about 600,000 Jews, here is an email that came from a Jew living in France. Please read!" "Will the world say nothing - again -...
  • Truck carrying cheese goes up in flames on Sacramento interstate

    07/19/2007 11:02:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 526+ views
    A tractor trailer hauling blocks of cheese erupted into flames early Thursday, heating some of its precious cargo into freeway fondue. No one was hurt, but hundreds of pounds of provolone, cheddar, American and other cheeses littered the side of Interstate 80 north of downtown Sacramento. "It went pretty quick," said truck driver Frank Barker, who pulled over at 3:45 a.m. when he saw smoke coming from under his truck. Barker said he initially tried to put out the flames with his truck's fire extinguisher, but the fire was too big. He gave up and rescued his dog, who was...
  • Indonesian jet bursts into flames upon landing

    03/06/2007 4:58:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,705+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/07 | AFP
    JAKARTA (AFP) - A passenger jet burst into flames on landing in the central Indonesian city of Yogyakarta on Wednesday, witnesses told local radio. "The plane is burnt. The fire came suddenly from the front wheel," one witness, Hariman, told ElShinta radio. There was no immediate mention of casualties, and the number of passengers aboard the jet was not immediately known. The Detikcom news website said the plane was a jet from the country's flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. Another passenger who escaped the blaze told ElShinta radio there were still passengers aboard as the fire raged. Indonesia's flight safety record...
  • Showcase Pipeline Fuels Global Gas Flames

    09/24/2006 4:00:24 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 421+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-24-2006 | Jorn Madslien
    Showcase pipeline fuels global gas flames By Jorn Madslien Business reporter, BBC News, Acergy Piper, North Sea The technology used to lay gas pipes deep under water is valuable At first sight, there is nothing hi-tech about the vast, rusty vessel that appears to float in the air above the choppy, three-metre waves. Seen from a helicopter, Acergy Piper is clearly too small to be an oil platform, but it does not look like a ship either. If anything it resembles a set from the movies Waterworld and Mad Max. Yet Acergy Piper is central to the heated debate about...
  • CA: Maldonado Flames And Flames Out With Schwarzenegger

    07/13/2006 9:06:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 377+ views
    New West Notes ^ | 7/13/06 | Bill Bradley
    Republican circles were buzzing yesterday about state Senator Abel Maldonado’s trashing of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday as he rolled out his Latino support coalition, a group which not long ago would certainly have been co-chaired by Maldonado, an enthusiastic ally. “I don’t know what he thinks he is doing,” said one agitated high-ranking Republican. Maldonado declined to comment on the situation. As the controversy grew yesterday, Maldonado took down his political web site, electabel.com, the content of which belied his new critical view of Schwarzenegger. The act amused Schwarzenegger allies because there was so much Schwarzenegger content on that...
  • The War Against the War on Terrorism - Stoking the NSA wiretap flames

    01/27/2006 6:01:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 497+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 1/27/06 | J.F. Kelly,Jr.
    The furor being generated in Congress and in the media over what is being termed the wiretap scandal has George W. Bush’s political opponents salivating. This is the issue that they hope can further discredit the administration and prepare the way for Republican defeats in the coming congressional elections. Their glee over having a cause celebre that has about half of Americans worried about abuse of power by the executive branch and intrusions into their privacy knows no bounds. Hilary Clinton departed from her new kinder, gentler image to pronounce the Bush presidency the worst ever. Big Al Gore, inventor...
  • 120 Die As Jet Crashes In Flames (Greece)

    08/14/2005 7:01:08 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 865+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-15-2005 | Kate Connolly
    120 die as jet crashes in flames By Kate Connolly in Grammatiko (Filed: 15/08/2005) Two people made a desperate attempt to save a Boeing 737 minutes before it crashed into a Greek hillside killing all 121 people on board, it was reported last night. Many of the dead are thought to be children on their way to a sports tournament. Witnesses in villages near the crash site reported a thunderclap-like bang as the plane hit the hillside The pilots of two F16 fighters that intercepted the Cypriot airliner said that the co-pilot was slumped in his seat and the captain...
  • Out Of The Flames, A Work Of Art From 4,000 Years Ago

    12/20/2004 5:45:54 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 785+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-21-2004 | Paul Stokes
    Out of the flames, a work of art from 4,000 years ago By Paul Stokes (Filed: 21/12/2004) Archaeologists believe a 4,000-year-old stone carving found among the remnants of a devastating moorland blaze could be the world's earliest work of landscape art. Inscriptions on the yard-wide sandstone panel are thought to depict fields and a house with a mountain or seascape in the background. The sandstone panel is thought to depict fields and a house It was discovered last summer after a four-day peat fire exposed a huge chunk of subsoil on Fylingdales Moor, North Yorks. The area of the North...
  • Iraqi Oil Up In Flames After Pipeline Blast

    06/09/2004 7:45:53 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 262+ views
    IOL ^ | 6-9-2004
    Iraqi oil up in flames after pipeline blast June 09 2004 at 11:00AM Baghdad - Saboteurs ruptured an oil pipeline linking Iraq's largest fuel refinery at Baiji, 200km north of Baghdad, to a power station, on Tuesday night the electricity ministry said on Wednesday. "The pipeline, linking the Kirkuk oil fields and the Baiji refinery and feeding the Baiji power station, was sabotaged Tuesday night," the ministry said in a statement. The attack shut down the 400-megawatt power station in Baiji and caused a huge blackout in the town, it added. Firefighters were still battling on Wednesday to put out...
  • Woman Sues Victoria's Secret For More Than $10 Million

    04/13/2004 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Freedom2specul8 · 150 replies · 831+ views
    thekansascitychannel ^ | April 13, 2004
    Woman Testifies In Victoria's Secret Lawsuit POSTED: 11:12 a.m. EDT April 13, 2004 UPDATED: 11:31 a.m. EDT April 13, 2004 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A woman described to jurors Monday how her full-length Victoria's Secret nightgown caught fire in a 1998 accident. Linda Rossby is suing the Columbus- based lingerie chain for more than $10 million in damages. She appeared in court in Little Rock, Arkansas for the first time Monday. Her lawyers said scars keep Rossby from sitting for long periods. Rossby testified that her right arm caught on fire as she reached in an oven to get a...
  • Firefighters set drug house on fire

    06/12/2003 5:55:53 AM PDT · by Stew Padasso · 8 replies · 242+ views
    Firefighters set drug house on fire 06/11/2003 By MARK BOONE / 6NEWS A known drug house in north Charlotte goes up in flames and it's no accident. Firefighters set the fire at a house near Statesville Avenue and I-85 Wednesday morning. Police say the house has been a haven for drug dealers and prostitutes. The problem is so bad, the owner of the rental house agreed to let the city burn the building down. Neighbors say the house has been a nuisance for several years, attracting all kinds of criminal activity. The demolition is also a training exercise for Charlotte's...
  • East Timor In Flames After Five Die In Student Riots

    12/04/2002 2:40:27 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 216+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-5-2002 | Kathy Marks
    East Timor in flames after five die in student riots By Kathy Marks in Sydney 05 December 2002 East Timor was placed under a virtual state of emergency yesterday, with a curfew in the capital, Dili, after student riots in which up to five people were killed and the Prime Minister's house was burnt down. The anger erupted after police shot dead a demonstrator, according to witnesses. Hundreds of protesters looted shops and set fire to buildings, leaving part of the city in smouldering ruins. Witnesses said police fired into the crowd, but the number of deaths was unclear. One...
  • You Are a Suspect

    11/13/2002 7:47:59 PM PST · by DAnconia55 · 498 replies · 740+ views
    NY TIMES via Drudge ^ | william safire
    You Are a Suspect By WILLIAM SAFIRE ASHINGTON — If the Homeland Security Act is not amended before passage, here is what will happen to you: Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive, every academic grade your receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book and every event you attend — all these transactions and communications will go into what the Defense Department describes as "a virtual, centralized grand database."
  • This thread has been locked

    09/02/2002 8:38:12 PM PDT · by Nix 2 · 18 replies · 246+ views
    Free Republic ^ | September 2, 2002 | Admin Moderator
    This thread has been locked, it will not receive new replies. Locked on 09/02/2002 1:46 AM Pacific by Admin Moderator, reason: Flame war BS!!! No flame war. Just people describing their reactions to this monstrosity. Allow me to point out that Catholic does NOT mean Christian. It means *community*, and there is NOTHING Christian about this attempt to duplicate the Temple of Solomen as any aerial view will show precisely, but without the mosques. However, outdoing the sizes of any other chuches in the US, surely sounds Islamic to me...not to mention the absolutely pagan symbology connected with every single...
  • FLAME WARS, BANISHMENTS, ANTI-FREEPERS. YOUR OPINIONS LIVE! ON RADIO FR TONIGHT! LIVE THREAD

    08/15/2002 5:46:43 PM PDT · by Luis Gonzalez · 456 replies · 445+ views
    RADIO FREEREPUBLIC AND THE FREE REPUBLIC NETWORK ^ | AUGUST 15, 2002 | LUIS GONZALEZ
    Radio Free Republic Presents Click on the radio to listen live! The Banana Republican Radio Hour With your host Luis Gonzalez This week's topic: WHY DO CONSERVATIVES EAT THEIR OWN? Thursday, August 15th., 9 PM, EST. Are we our own worst enemies? Are the divisions so evident in FreeRepublic indicative of the future of the conservative movement? Can we stand united, or will be fall divided? Call in and tell us what's on your mind!!! Brought to you by FreeRepublic.com and The Free Republic Network. RadioFR Every Thursday at 9PM EST/6PM PSTFree Republic Radio is only heard on the internet...