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  • Men at work ( More Adnan Hajj fake photos )

    08/07/2006 10:23:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 179 replies · 7,733+ views
    Power line ^ | August 07, 2006 | Scott
    Page 1 above the fold in yesterday's New York Times featured a photo (below) by our new acquaintance Adnan Hajj. I suspect that not all is as it appears to be in the photo, and somehow doubt that Times readers will ever learn why that might be the case.The Reuters caption reads: "A severely wounded Lebanese civilian is carried away on a stretcher at Maameltain bridge, after it was targeted by Israeli air strikes, in the north of Beirut August 4, 2006. (Adnan Hajj/Reuters)" (Thanks to reader David Butz.)
  • White House Press Corps Exposed

    02/16/2006 8:42:25 AM PST · by george76 · 81 replies · 4,255+ views
    Carolina Journal. ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jon Ham
    Sitting in armchairs waiting for handouts not the best way to get scoops Members of the elite White House press corps this week have acted more like animals that have been kept in captivity for so long that they can’t find news unless it is forced down their open gullets at a daily press briefing. The Cheney hunting accident story embarrassingly revealed this fact, which probably explains the greater-than-normal anger and outrage of White House correspondents over the last few days. “Why weren’t we told?” has been the refrain, not “How did we miss that story?” The White House press...
  • Ann Coulter Speaks, Crowd Erupts

    02/11/2006 1:56:55 PM PST · by george76 · 374 replies · 13,958+ views
    Human Events ^ | 02/10/06 | Ivy J. Sellers
    Ann Coulter...was definitely Friday’s biggest draw at CPAC 2006. From the get-go the conservative columnist had the crowd cheering and was frequently interrupted by applause. Many of Coulter’s talking points came from recent news events -- such as “the great Danish cartoon caper” and President Bush’s Supreme Court nominees. “Muslims are the only group who kill because people call them violent,” she said of Islam’s rage over the printing of Muhammad cartoons. Speaking about the nation's highest court, Coulter not only expressed elation at Justice Samuel Alito’s confirmation, she also shared her feelings on Chief Justice John Roberts ... She...
  • Chicago to target absent teachers

    02/04/2006 8:54:24 PM PST · by george76 · 108 replies · 1,913+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 4, 2006 | Tracy Dell'Angela and Darnell Little
    $10 million spent annually by district for classroom subs... Driven by parental concerns about teacher absenteeism, the Chicago Public Schools for the first time will start scrutinizing schools with high numbers of teachers taking sick days. On any given school day in Chicago, an average of 1,500 teachers, about 6 percent of the teaching staff, call in sick or take a personal day, according to a Tribune analysis of teacher payroll records. The absentee rate is highest on Fridays, when an average of 1,800 teachers don't show... For each of the last six school years, Chicago teachers missed an average...
  • Friedman's 'heresy' hits mainstream Private Social Security accounts were his idea

    09/12/2005 10:43:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies · 1,239+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 5, 2005 | Carolyn Lochhead
    San Francisco seems an unlikely home for the man who in 1962 first proposed the privatization of Social Security. Asked why he dwells in liberalism's den, Milton Friedman, 92, the Nobel laureate economist and father of modern conservatism, didn't skip a beat. "Not much competition here," he quipped. Friedman is considered perhaps the most influential economist... It was Friedman who in 1962, with the publication of "Capitalism and Freedom," first proposed the abolition of Social Security, not because it was going bankrupt, but because he considered it immoral. Friedman calls Social Security, created by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935, a...
  • Chicagoans flock to Wal-Mart jobs

    01/26/2006 6:57:58 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,804+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | January 26, 2006 | LESLIE BALDACCI
    Eighteen months after the Chicago City Council torpedoed a South Side Wal-Mart, 24,500 Chicagoans applied for 325 jobs at a Wal-Mart opening Friday in south suburban Evergreen Park, one block outside the city limits. The new Wal-Mart at 2500 W. 95th is one block west of Western Avenue, the city boundary. Of 25,000 job applicants, all but 500 listed Chicago addresses... "we saw a little bit of everything -- people who hadn't worked for a long time, people who saw an opportunity to do something with themselves. That's the information I got from applicants."
  • Cement supply hits rocky road in Colorado

    09/25/2005 9:55:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 719+ views
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | September 25, 2005 | BOB KRETSCHMAN
    General contractor Paul Wisecup thought everything was on schedule with the aircraft hangar he is building... The concrete foundation and floor had been poured, the metal building had been erected, and all that remained before the doors could be installed was the pouring of concrete for the ramp connecting the building to the taxiway. Then he heard he might not get all the concrete he expected on time... Cement is the powdered ingredient in concrete that causes the sand, gravel and other materials to stick together. Without cement, you don’t get concrete. Concrete contractors in Grand Junction said they are...
  • 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...
  • Kerry Plays The Race Card

    01/29/2006 10:41:36 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies · 2,512+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/27 | Wendy Long
    Democrats — at least those seeking the Democratic nomination for president and those who are desperate for money from extremist Left deep pockets — are trying to "out-Liberal" each other on the Alito nomination, even when it is clear a bipartisan majority of senators intend to make the Judge Alito "Justice Alito" in just a few days. John Kerry, after launching the first international filibuster from the slopes of the Swiss Alps with the help of Ted Kennedy, gave a speech earlier on the Senate floor that rivals Kennedy’s 1987 smear of Judge Bork. Kennedy claimed that in “Judge Bork’s...
  • Biden Silent on Reid Stepping Down

    01/29/2006 2:28:02 PM PST · by george76 · 232 replies · 9,393+ views
    Red State ^ | Jan 29th, 2006 | Nick Danger
    Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) failed today to address rumors that Nevada Senator Harry Reid will step down next month as Senate Minority Leader. Reid has been stung by revelations that his political action committee (PAC) accepted more than $60,000 in contributions from Indian tribes linked to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Appearing on CNN's Late Edition, Biden avoided discussing either the Reid situation or any upcoming changes in Senate Democratic leadership. Reid is no stranger to scandal, having been the subject of a 1979 Justice Department probe into allegations that Reid — then Nevada Gaming Commission chairman — had received bribes...
  • 3 Indicted in Calif. on Ecoterror Charges

    01/26/2006 7:14:13 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DON THOMPSON
    Three environmental activists were cooking up plastic explosives and had planned to test a device the day they were arrested, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday as they indicted them. The three face five to 20 years in federal prison if they are convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage property. The suspects planned assaults this spring in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a 'loosey-goosey, sort of mist-of-the-fog kind of an organization' of environmental activists, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Eric McDavid, 28, Zachary Jensen, 20, and Lauren Weiner, 20, remain in jail. They could enter a...
  • My pal the psychopath

    01/25/2006 9:04:23 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,401+ views
    The Sun ^ | January 25, 2006 | JAMES CLENCH
    CELEB Big Brother prat George Galloway is today exposed in his revolting true colours — fawning before Saddam Hussein’s murderous son Uday. An astonishing video shown in part on the Sun TV Bulletin depicts Galloway, 51, laughing and joking with the evil psychopath during a 20-minute meeting in an Iraqi palace. The Respect party MP, who Sun readers can boot off the Channel 4 show tonight, has sickened viewers with his antics in the BB house. Galloway’s crawling around the tyrannical old Iraqi regime was even more disgusting. He famously met dictator Saddam in 1994 and told him: “Sir, allow...
  • Environmentalists fight vineyards' spread

    01/21/2006 1:18:01 PM PST · by george76 · 76 replies · 1,544+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 21, 2006 | TERENCE CHEA
    In the fog-shrouded forests of California's remote North Coast, winemakers believe they've found the perfect terrain to grow the notoriously fickle pinot noir grape prized by connoisseurs. Vineyard developers are snapping up thousands of acres of redwoods and firs in Sonoma County, with plans to clear the trees and plant the once-obscure varietal made famous by the wine-fueled road trip film "Sideways." Environmentalists and residents in Annapolis, a tiny town about 140 miles north of San Francisco, are trying to rein in the pinot lovers. "If you've seen the movie, you've seen the glassy-eyed stare they have when they talk...
  • Greenpeace 'to blame'

    01/11/2006 6:55:01 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,414+ views
    AFP...News 24...South Africa ^ | 11/01/2006 | (SA)
    Japan on Wednesday released a video in a bid to prove Greenpeace targeted its whaling ship in an Antarctic collision this week and accused the environmentalists of violent tactics. Japan's main whaling body put a video on its website that showed Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise moving steadily forward before hitting the whaling ship Nisshin Maru, whose movement was impeded by another whaling vessel nearby. "It was a deliberate action to get media coverage," Japan's Institute for Cetacean Research said in a statement. "The Arctic Sunrise could have avoided this collision. Instead the skipper turned the boat into the path of the...
  • Vail arson suspects indicted in fed crackdown

    01/20/2006 9:29:26 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies · 1,430+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 20, 2006
    The arrests could begin to close the book on one of Colorado’s enduring mysteries. At the time, the Vail firebombing was considered the costliest act of eco-terrorism in the country, causing $12 million in damage, destroying the Two Elk Lodge, a mountaintop restaurant, among other structures. "The indictment tells a story of four-and-a-half years of arson, vandalism, violence and destruction claimed to have been executed on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front or Earth Liberation Front, extremist movements known to support acts of domestic terrorism," Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said at a news conference today. Appearing with Gonzales, FBI Director...
  • Nagin Recruiting Hershey to Rebuild New Orleans

    01/17/2006 12:49:17 PM PST · by george76 · 80 replies · 2,487+ views
    ScrappleFace ^ | 2006-01-17 | Scott Ott
    In a further clarification of yesterday’s remarks that a rebuilt New Orleans would be a “chocolate” city, Mayor Ray Nagin today said he’s planning to recruit Hershey Foods to establish a candy manufacturing plant in the hurricane-ravaged region. The Democrat mayor’s latest clarification builds on yesterday’s explanation that his remarks are not racist because chocolate is made with dark chocolate and white milk forming “a delicious drink.” “We’re in the very, very early stages of discussions with Hershey,” Mr. Nagin said, “It’s still in the pre-meeting, pre-phone call stage. But that’s what this chocolate city concept is all about. It’s...
  • Serial killer commits suicide

    01/20/2006 10:26:34 AM PST · by george76 · 70 replies · 2,233+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | January 20, 2006 | Associated Press
    Serial killer David Maust who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering three teens and burying their bodies in a basement died Friday, a day after he was found hanging from a twisted bed sheet in his jail cell... Jail guards had found Maust, 51, hanging in his cell early Thursday, about 10 minutes after they told him that he was going to be transferred to a state prison later that day... Higgins said Maust used a bed sheet braided into a rope to hang himself. In a note found by the guards, Maust admitted to five killings.
  • The Newspaper Editor Bubble

    01/20/2006 10:36:56 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 686+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 20th, 2006 | Earl Wright
    The editors of most of California’s metro newspapers will gather in Santa Barbara next month to have a few drinks and compare notes. They will wring their hands wondering why their readers are fleeing. They will show each other the beautiful new products they’ve developed and the other-than-English material that they produce in an effort to retain subscribers. They will discuss in serious tones the threat from the liars on talk radio and the amateurs on the blogosphere. I could offer them some advice, but I have not been invited. Although I am a former colleague and remain friends with...

    01/20/2006 9:16:50 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies · 3,003+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 20, 2006 | Heather Knight
    In front of a crowd of angry parents, teachers and students... San Francisco's Board of Education Thursday night voted to close, merge and relocate more than a dozen public schools...due to declining enrollment. The board did its work during a five-hour meeting before hundreds of angry parents, students and teachers who filled the Everett Middle School auditorium and occasionally shouted -- or wept aloud -- as the panel voted on a case-by-case basis. The first vote hardly caused a stir in the crowd: the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program will be merged into Rosa Parks Elementary School... But when the board...
  • A deer's-eye view

    11/04/2005 9:46:17 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,271+ views
    CNET Networks ^ | November 2, 2005 | Credit: University of Missouri
    Researchers at the University of Missouri have mounted wireless video cameras on white-tailed deer to get a better idea of how the animals see their world and what's behind their behavior. The battery-run cameras with miniature transmitters were placed between the antlers of two bucks and round the neck of one doe. The images are sent electronically to VHS tape for recording. The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant for the work...
  • Sex offender goes door-to-door after being shot by homeowner

    11/07/2005 2:04:20 PM PST · by george76 · 60 replies · 1,753+ views
    KUSA-TV ^ | 11/7/2005 | Dan Viens
    A homeowner...shot an intruder in the arm during an attempted break in early Monday morning. The homeowner told police the intruder pounded on his door so hard that it broke a window. He said he shot the man when he would not leave. After being shot, the intruder went door-to-door in the neighborhood looking for help... Police tracked the man down in one of the neighborhood's backyards... The man has been identified as 37-year-old Aaron Joseph Vigil. He is a registered sex offender ... Vigil is being held on attempted second-degree burglary and first-degree trespass

    01/19/2006 9:39:41 PM PST · by george76 · 110 replies · 3,275+ views
    Michelle Malkin · ^ | January 19, 2006 | Michelle Malkin ·
    Bad news tonight for Tribune Company shareholders: Shares in Tribune Co. tumbled Thursday after the media company reported a 6.1% drop in revenue last month on declines in both its newspaper and television businesses. Tribune, whose holdings include 26 television stations, 11 urban U.S. dailies and Spanish-language Hoy, said December revenue fell to $539 million from $574 million a year earlier. The company's stock fell $1.01, or 3.2%, to $30.80 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Tribune shares sank 28% in 2005. Advertising revenue in the publishing division fell 4.5%to $333 million, down from $349 million. The...
  • Ecoterror suspect released on bond

    01/19/2006 5:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies · 3,675+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 01/18/2006 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    After a delay of nearly a month, a Flagstaff woman accused of being connected with the 1998 firebombing of a logging company in Oregon has been released from jail. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Harvey, was released from an Oregon jail Jan. 10 on $150,000 bond. She is back in Flagstaff, ready to begin taking two classes at Northern Arizona University. Tankersley, a former employee at the university, was indicted in November by a federal grand jury in Oregon. She is accused of attempted arson and arson, acting as a lookout, in connection with a fire at U.S....
  • Oprah's Grand Delusion

    01/16/2006 9:56:57 PM PST · by george76 · 116 replies · 3,002+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2006 | Richard Cohen
    Because she has led countless billions and billions of people to the promised land of books, because she preaches self-help and self-sufficiency and not least because she has shown that even a middle-aged person can keep weight off, I must tiptoe up to the amazing Oprah and merely whisper to her that in the case of James Frey, the liar whose memoir turns out to have a good deal of fiction alongside fact, she is not only wrong but deluded. What she needs is a session with Dr. Phil. Frey's memoir, "A Million Little Pieces," is about his recovery from...
  • Mass. exodus

    01/15/2006 10:56:28 AM PST · by george76 · 230 replies · 4,412+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 15, 2006 | Jeff Jacoby
    <p>FOR THE second year in a row...the population of Massachusetts has shrunk.</p> <p>It was one of only three states to end the year with fewer people than it had at the start -- New York and Rhode Island were the others -- and the only one to do so for the second year running.</p>
  • Washington Times Questions Kennedy's Associations

    01/13/2006 9:55:52 PM PST · by george76 · 61 replies · 3,164+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/12/2006 | Stephen Spruiell
    Discussing the character-assassination techniques of Democrats like Ted Kennedy yesterday, CNN's Jeff Greenfield said: The temptation for some of these witnesses must be enormous, particularly if it’s a more hostile situation, to just lean over the table and just let some of the senators know what you’re really thinking about their intellectual capacity, their hypocrisy. If they attack him for, I don’t know, being the member of a club, to say “Well really? Where’d you spend your time? How many restrictive clubs have you...?” They can’t do that. It’s not part of the ethic. : Conservative activists, meanwhile, were eager...
  • Group with no members torched Vail

    01/07/2006 8:23:24 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies · 1,349+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | January 6, 2006 | Nicole Frey
    Earth Liberation Front claims no leaders or spokespeople When three buildings and four chairlifts on Vail Mountain went up in flames in October, 1998, the Earth Liberation Front, an underground environmental movement, proudly took credit for the arson. The Earth Liberation Front claims to be an underground movement with no leadership, membership or spokespeople... Anyone who commits an act of ecoterrorism or sabotage in the name of the environment is welcome to do it under the front's name... Call yourself an "elf" and you're part of the elite, invisible group. Last month, Chelsea D. Gerlach of Portland Ore. and William...
  • Police Find Missing Fla. Man Driving Dead Deer In Ambulance

    09/28/2005 8:10:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies · 5,766+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2005
    A man reported missing from a Florida hospital was found in North Carolina dressed like a doctor and driving a stolen ambulance with a dead deer wedged in the back... Leon Holliman Jr., 37, was reported missing from a River Region Human Services facility in Jacksonville last month. "I don't know how the man got it up in there," said Sgt. Robert Pearson. "It was a six point buck." It wasn't known where Holliman got the deer, which had been dead for some time, Pearson said. Authorities tracked the stolen ambulance through three rural North Carolina counties and one county...
  • Kennedy forgets to lead by example

    01/13/2006 7:45:19 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies · 1,852+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 13, 2006 | Editorials
    Forget Sam Alito's tenuous ties, two decades ago, to the Concerned Alumni of Princeton. Where's the outrage about Sen. Edward Kennedy's continuing membership in the Owl Club? Kennedy relentlessly badgered Judge Alito for listing the Princeton group on a job application in 1985, but The Washington Times reported Thursday that the Massachusetts senator remains active with the Owl - one of nine males-only fraternities that in 1984 Harvard "booted from the university for violating federal anti-discrimination laws, authored by Mr. Kennedy." TheNew York Times examined the records of CAP and found no evidence Alito was an active member. Yet the...
  • "Not in My Backyard" Award

    01/12/2006 8:15:22 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 1,097+ views
    Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | January 12, 2006 | Center for Consumer Freedom
    Given to environmentalist lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose fight for "green" energy apparently stops as soon as the results might spoil his view. Kennedy penned an irate New York Times op-ed in December, condemning the proposed building of wind turbines around the Nantucket Sound. While Kennedy criss-crosses the country in his jet-fuel-burning private plane stumping for alternative energy sources, he wants an exception for his own backyard. Greenpeace spokesman Chris Miller was not pleased, saying: "It's about a vision for healthy oceans, not the view from the Kennedy compound."

    01/12/2006 9:26:31 PM PST · by george76 · 96 replies · 4,557+ views
    Michelle Malkin · ^ | January 12, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    This is U.S. Appeals Court Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, a Clinton appointee who gave a glowing endorsement of her colleague, Sam Alito, earlier today, along with six other judges from the appeals court who appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to support Alito. Chuck Schumer walked out before the judges started to speak. Teddy Kennedy showed up late, stayed for 10 minutes, then left. Pat Leahy put on a dour face for a short time, and also bailed... if Judge Barry were a screeching liberal moaning about Alito's threat to the female populace, the Dems would have been all ears--and...
  • Cabin builder learns access road is illegal

    01/01/2006 9:52:44 AM PST · by george76 · 181 replies · 5,015+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | Dec 30, 2005 | BRETT FRENCH
    When Terry Botnen built his cabin last spring...he thought he'd found his retirement dream. He built a simple 20-by-30-foot cabin on 40 acres of ground atop a ridge. No power lines run to the remote location, so he used generators to supply power. But since April, his dream home has turned into a nightmare. Part of the attraction of the land is the big-game hunting and solitude. The 120 acres are bordered by Bureau of Land Management land... The problem is that the three pieces of property are accessible only by an old road that crosses BLM land and then...
  • L.T. Kerry -- He's At It AGAIN!!!

    12/05/2005 2:35:59 PM PST · by Seadog Bytes · 62 replies · 2,457+ views
    Strange Cosmos ^ | December 5, 2005 | Seadog Bytes
    He's at it AGAIN!!! ...or try this Alternate Link to the image!!! Reference:   (Tip: Thanks to FReeper KCRW):
  • AAR gets religion; Franken moves show to Minn.

    01/12/2006 10:47:08 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 10 replies · 321+ views NewsTalk board ^ | 01/12/06 | MWebster
    Some of you said a while back they should do this. You asked for it; you got it. All Access: Air America Adds "State Of Belief" For Sundays AIR AMERICA RADIO adds a new weekend show, "STATE OF BELIEF," hosted by INTERFAITH ALLIANCE leader Rev. Dr. C. WELTON GADDY, for SUNDAYS at 5p ET beginning JANUARY 15. GADDY's first guest will be WALTER CRONKITE; the show will offer discussion of politics and religion. And that's the way it is. -- Al Franken Off to Lake Wobegon Al Franken - who talks Noo Yawk but says he's from Minnesota - has...
  • Bear Decides to Hibernate Under Pa. Porch

    12/06/2005 8:29:14 AM PST · by george76 · 78 replies · 2,487+ views
    My Way ^ | Dec 5 | Associated Press
    A black bear camped out under the porch of a home where four children live - and near where 20 kids wait for the school bus... Residents...had suspected for several days that a bear was in their midst after they saw their trash cans tampered with. But it wasn't until two children happened upon the bear on Sunday that its exact whereabouts became clear. Pedro Sainvil owns the home where the 600- to 700-pound male bear seems to have settled in for hibernation. On Sunday, Sainvil sent his two children, ages 8 and 9, outside to play in the snow....
  • Ms Streisand Regrets

    12/06/2005 9:09:35 PM PST · by george76 · 46 replies · 2,403+ views
    little green footballs ^ | december 06, 2005 | Silhouette
    Ms Streisand is dropping her subscription to the Los Angeles Times, out of loyalty to Robert Scheer and revulsion at Jonah Goldberg. You can’t make this stuff up...
  • Global Warming Blues

    12/07/2005 8:46:42 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies · 1,077+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 01, 2005 | Steven Milloy
    The 11th annual meeting of global warming enthusiasts in Montreal isn’t turning out to be a very happy event. Even though this is the first opportunity for the burgeoning global climate bureaucracy to celebrate the full implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, the realities of science, economics and politics are raining on its parade. First, a new study published this week in the journal Nature turns global warming alarmism on its head. British researchers reported that the ocean current responsible for the tropical winds that warm Europe’s climate has decreased by an estimated 30 percent since 1957. The headline of the...
  • In Case You Missed It: Mort Kondracke On Democrats' "Disastrous Week" And "Defeatist" Rhetoric

    12/10/2005 6:42:01 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies · 2,781+ views
    Fox News' "Special Report"...GOP...RNC ^ | December 09, 2005 | Mort Kondracke
    I think this has been a disastrous week for the Democrats across the board. When they're not incoherent, then they're defeatist.... And then we have John Kerry who's back in the picture. Made another speech today... He comes up with this agenda, which sounds exactly like the Bush agenda... He pretends as though Bush is doing nothing to foster democracy around the world, somehow, Jordan...Bahrain...Qatar...Egypt -- are moving toward democracy, he says, as if it's on their own. And the Bush Administration has had nothing to do with pushing it.
  • Accused ecoterrorist arrested in Flag

    12/09/2005 7:05:02 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies · 3,141+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 12/09/2005 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    An employee of Northern Arizona University was arrested and charged Thursday with being a member of an ecoterrorism group and setting fires... Her arrest, one of six across the country and two in Arizona, marks the culmination of a nine-year investigation by the FBI and dozens of other agencies into several arsons in the Pacific Northwest, many of which were claimed to be the work of the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Kendall Harvey, stood shackled and bound in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Aspey in Flagstaff as a...
  • Tables turned on robber

    12/11/2005 10:37:45 AM PST · by george76 · 50 replies · 1,311+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Dec. 9, 2005 | GIL BLISS
    Marc Dixon was arraigned on a charge of felony armed robbery yesterday, sporting injuries police said were from a pistol-whipping he received from a female clerk using his own handgun. Dianne Duval, who has run the store along with her husband for the past 17 years, said yesterday her voice was still hoarse from yelling at the would-be robber... A masked man wearing a hooded sweatshirt entered the store with his revolver pointed in the air and yelled, “Give me your money.” “He followed me behind the counter, put his gun down and turned his back to me and went...
  • Busy N.M. Governor Relies on Police Copter

    12/13/2005 5:44:01 PM PST · by 2dogjoe · 20 replies · 599+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 13, 2005 | AP
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Richardson found a surefire way to bypass traffic while heading to a bill-signing ceremony in Albuquerque last spring: Instead of driving the 60 miles south, he hopped aboard a speedy state police helicopter. The New Mexico governor has taken 40 trips on the sleek state-of-the-art chopper since December 2003, when the state bought it for $3.8 million to make search-and-rescue missions easier. There's nothing illegal about the governor's flights -- which take place, according to his administration, only if the aircraft is not needed by police. But some Republicans accused Richardson, who is...
  • Undercover informant used in ecoterrorism investigation

    12/13/2005 6:24:51 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 726+ views
    An undercover informant helped investigators tape a conversation with one of the seven...radical environmentalists accused in a series of arson attacks and other crimes... Existence of the informant was disclosed last week by an investigator in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., during a bail hearing for Daniel McGowan, 31, who faces indictments that he and another man firebombed the office of a wood products mill in Glendale and the office and truck shop of a tree farm in Clatskanie in 2001. The Earth Liberation Front, an underground group that advocates economic sabotage to stop environmental destruction, took credit for...
  • Idaho Officer Finds Live Deer in Car Trunk

    12/13/2005 7:27:46 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 738+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12-13-05 | Associated Press
    The incident began Sunday, when a good Samaritan who stopped to help a car stuck in the ditch smelled alcohol and noticed some venison — uncut and still kicking — in the trunk. She called 911. When the deputy arrived, 20-year-old Ryan Caples was still trying to free the car from the ditch and the doe was still trying to free itself from the trunk, kicking up a clatter... Caples allegedly told police he was a passenger in the car when it hit the deer and careened into the ditch. The driver, identified only as a man named Travis, allegedly...
  • Woman Suspected in Several Ecoterror Cases

    12/14/2005 7:58:43 AM PST · by george76 · 88 replies · 2,296+ views
    Associated way ^ | Dec 14 | JEFF BARNARD
    A woman charged with damaging a transmission tower also is suspected in half a dozen other ecoterror crimes, including a firebombing at a Colorado ski resort, one of the costliest such crimes in the U.S. Chelsea Gerlach was ordered held without bail after Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Engdahl made the allegations against her. Gerlach, 28, was among six people arrested in five states last week on indictments alleging they set fires and damaged property between 1998 and 2001 in Oregon and Washington. The Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front took responsibility for most of the crimes. Gerlach, of Portland,...
  • Congress May Block Plan for a Wind Farm in Nantucket Sound

    12/15/2005 7:14:56 AM PST · by george76 · 59 replies · 1,610+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 15, 2005 | CORNELIA DEAN
    A plan to build what could become the first large offshore wind farm in the United States would be effectively killed by a proposed amendment to a Coast Guard budget bill now making its way through Congress, people on both sides of the issue say. The amendment, offered by Representative Don Young, Republican of Alaska, would prohibit new offshore wind facilities within 1.5 nautical miles of a shipping lane or a ferry route. That would rule out construction of the installation, proposed for Nantucket Sound. The budget bill awaits action in a House-Senate conference committee. The developer, a private company...
  • Tax hike adds to gas woes

    12/16/2005 7:38:23 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 727+ views
    Charlotte OBSERVER ^ | Dec. 16, 2005 | ANDREW SHAIN
    Increase of 2.8 cents a gallon will begin Jan. 1 -- the biggest one-time jump in nearly 20 years, the N.C. Department of Revenue told the Observer Thursday. The latest tax increase, to 29.9 cents a gallon, will push North Carolina from having the nation's eighth-highest state gas tax to the sixth. "They're imposing a higher tax when the pain will be getting worse," said Mark Cooper, research director for the Consumer Federation of America. Republican state lawmakers proposed capping the gas tax at 24.6 cents to ease the pain of pump prices that passed $3 after Hurricanes Katrina and...
  • Second person linked to Vail fire

    12/17/2005 7:35:30 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 1,213+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 17, 2005 | Brian D. Crecente
    FBI agent testifies Arizona bookstore owner is suspected... A federal agent on Friday named an Arizona activist bookstore owner as the second suspect in the 1998 arson attacks at Vail resort that stood for years as the most damaging single act of eco-terrorism in the nation. Catalyst Infoshop owner William C. Rodgers was the second suspect this week linked by a federal law enforcement official to the $12 million conflagration that has been cloaked in mystery for seven years. FBI Special Agent Doug Linter testified in U.S. District Court in Flagstaff, Ariz., that investigators suspect the Prescott, Ariz., bookstore owner...
  • Iraqi Interior Minister: Terror Attacks Decreased 70%

    12/17/2005 5:42:18 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 41 replies · 914+ views
    Zaman Online ^ | Dec. 10, 2005 | AA
    Iraq Interior Minister Bayan Jabir said terror attacks in the country decreased by 70 percent and no escapee has been arrested at Syrian borders for two weeks. In the statement to Kuwaiti reporters, Jabir indicates this figure was based on the latest statistics. The decrease in the number of these attacks is a big success, the minister noted, declaring by the end of next year Iraqi army could take over security. The US Army had declared after the months long operations against insurgents, suicide attacks had decreased to the lowest level in November and roadside bombings had been at its...
  • Bill Clinton wanted to search your house without a warrant

    12/21/2005 5:42:01 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 660+ views
    Ultima Thule ^ | December 20, 2005 | Aussiegirl
    Stop the presses! Bill Clinton believed he had authority as President to authorize warrantless searches, and the NYT didn't repair to its fainting couch -- how come? Byron York on Bill Clinton & No-Warrant Searches on National Review Online In a little-remembered debate from 1994, the Clinton administration argued that the president has "inherent authority" to order physical searches — including break-ins at the homes of U.S. citizens — for foreign intelligence purposes without any warrant or permission from any outside body.
  • Eco-terrorists botched plans

    12/22/2005 6:39:35 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies · 2,260+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 22, 2005 | Todd Hartman
    FBI document says group's missions plagued by errors Even as the Earth Liberation Front - a shadowy group of eco-terrorists that took credit for the Vail fires of 1998 - has eluded authorities for years, newly released evidence suggests some of the group's efforts have been plagued by almost slapstick gaffes. In one case, members driving on a mission to burn down a federal research facility in western Washington stopped along the way to shoplift some needed supplies from a big box hardware store. The plan was interrupted when one of the members was arrested for stealing sponges and a...