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  • NBC Gives the Golden Gate Bridge an Extra Tower

    09/17/2013 1:47:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue., Sep. 17 2013 | Mollie McWilliams
    Something doesn't look quite right A Redditor with a good eye caught this still from NBC's Sunday night pregame show Football Night in America, where if you look closely, the Golden Gate Bridge has an extra tower. Also in this redesign of the bridge, the suspension cables just drift into space from the three towers (No need for those! They're just decoration!). We're not sure who is photo shopping like mad over at NBC, but one would hope that the person in charge would know the Golden Gate only has two towers. And if they didn't know, maybe they could...
  • Obama pal Whitaker says he's cooperating with authorities in grant scam case

    08/08/2013 3:08:45 PM PDT · by John W · 3 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 8, 2013 | Ray Long and Hal Dardick
    SPRINGFIELD --- Dr. Eric Whitaker, the former head of the Illinois public health department and a close friend of President Barack Obama, acknowledged today that he’s spoken to federal authorities who have been probing kickback schemes involving state grants, but said that he was not involved in the alleged crimes. Whitaker issued a statement this afternoon following Wednesday’s indictment of Quinshaunta R. Golden, his former chief of staff at the Illinois Department of Public Health. Golden is charged with collecting $433,000 in a grant scam and then trying to cover it up. Golden also worked with Whitaker at University of...
  • Why they REALLY Made the Golden Calf

    02/25/2013 9:02:12 PM PST · by Phinneous · 30 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | 2/10/12 | Rabbi Mendel Kaplan
    Link is to an audio class on understanding the sin of the golden calf. How the heck could people who heard G-d speak 40 days prior do such a sin?! The sin of the golden calf takes place within the weekly portion (as divided by Jews) of the Torah that is read this week. Enjoy!
  • Dems get slapped again: Dem Rabbi benediction mentions 'golden capital of Jerusalem'

    09/06/2012 4:09:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/6/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    How's this for a slap in the face? At the Democratic National Convention, Rabbi David Wolpe slips the 'golden capital of Jerusalem' into the benediction. Let's go to the videotape. Listen closely around the 2:25 mark (Hat Tip: Gary P).
  • The Great Golden State Business Exodus

    01/03/2012 5:26:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    States: California's in trouble. Businesses are leaving along with intellectual and investment capital and skilled workers. But rather than face up to serious problems, legislators pass silly laws. One would think that given the serious nature of the state's problems, the legislature would focus on solutions at the exclusion of all else. Instead, lawmakers — what would we ever do without them? — found the time in 2011 to trespass even deeper into Californians' personal lives. Topping off Sacramento's monument to foolishness is a law requiring children younger than 8, except for those taller than 4 feet 9 inches,
  • For The Time Is At Hand!

    02/10/2011 9:04:04 AM PST · by Two Alpha · 7 replies
    The Golden Report ^ | Sunday, January 16, 2011 | Jerry Golden
    What I want to do in this article is try to put some current events together in order for you to understand what is happening here in the Middle East that will effect the entire world. Whilst those who are up-to-date on current events will understand, others may find themselves at a little loss in basic understanding. I also want to make it very clear that this is what I believe whether it is Spirit led or my own deduction - you will have to be the judge of that. Keeping in mind that God has given me a very...
  • Homeless Man With The “God Given Voice”

    01/06/2011 2:59:41 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 6, 2011 | annem040359
    If we are reminded that the year 2011, a new year also brings about brand new beginnings, it is in a Columbus, Ohio, USA homeless man who goes by the name of “Radio Man.” Because of a YouTube video which has gone viral over the internet which demonstrated the very extraordinary radio voice that he has as he would begged on the streets of Columbus, OH. The man’s name is Ted Williams.
  • Democrats made gains in Calif., but can they fix the Golden State?

    12/11/2010 8:08:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies · 2+ views
    SACRAMENTO - In the Year of the Republicans, California is the great exception. Whatever force hit the rest of the country in November stopped at the California border. Democrats won every statewide office on the ballot. They increased their already hefty majority in the State Assembly and maintain a sizable majority in the Senate. Their congressional delegation remains intact, as well. For Democrats, that is cause for celebration, given the battering they took almost everywhere else. But it is also cause for sober reflection. Are they up to the task of governing?
  • Democratic state senator switches parties (Georgia)

    11/29/2010 6:08:27 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 23 replies · 1+ views
    AJC.com ^ | 11/29/10 | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Joining the parade of House Democrats who joined the Republican Party since the Nov. 2 election, Sen. Tim Golden of Valdosta announced Monday he will join the GOP caucus. Golden, recently elected to an 11th term in the General Assembly, becomes the first Democrat to switch parties in the Senate. Five House members have left the Democratic caucus for the GOP. “I am changing my party affiliation in order to better represent the views of the majority of my constituents and my own conservative, pro-business philosophy,” Golden said in a statement. “Our state continues to face great challenges. As a...
  • US drops Amritsar from Obama itinerary over headgear worries

    10/19/2010 8:03:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Times of India ^ | 20 October 2010 | Times of India, New Delhi, India
    NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama will not visit Amritsar during his stay in India next month. While there was no official confirmation from the government, sources said the proposal to visit Amritsar had been dropped owing to reservations of US officials over the kind of scarf Obama would have to wear to visit the Golden Temple. The decision was yet to be communicated to the government till late on Tuesday. However, sources said Obama, who will arrive in Mumbai on November 6, will directly come to Delhi now after a day's stay in the country's commercial capital. Earlier, he...
  • Obama to Skip Sikh Shrine on Visit to India

    10/19/2010 10:28:15 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    NYT ^ | 19 Oct 2010 | Lydia Polgreen
    NEW DELHI — The Golden Temple, a sprawling and serene complex of gleaming gold and polished marble that is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion, is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions. Revered by Indians of all faiths, it is a cherished emblem of India’s religious diversity. So it was no surprise when the gold-plated marvel was touted as the likely third stop on President Obama’s visit to India, scheduled for early November. But the United States has ruled out a Golden Temple visit, according to an American official involved in planning. Temple officials said that American advance...
  • One of Obama's closest friends part of federal probe

    05/10/2010 6:27:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 542+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 9, 2010 | DAVE McKINNEY, CHRIS FUSCO
    E-mails and other records of Dr. Eric Whitaker -- one of President Obama's best friends -- have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury... The investigation involves "faith-based initiatives" and health-awareness campaigns funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health when Whitaker ran the agency for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich... Obama has said he recommended Whitaker for that job, which Whitaker landed in April 2003. The president's friend resigned in October 2007 to join Obama's wife, Michelle, as an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center. On Friday, Whitaker defended his work as the state's former top health official,...
  • A Golden anniversary (CO history)

    01/08/2009 1:10:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 406+ views
    YourHub.com ^ | January 7, 2009 | Richard Gardner
    George Andrew Jackson made one of the most pivotal gold discoveries in Colorado history around today's Idaho Springs on January 7, 1859. He had made his way up from camp at today's Golden townsite, later became a Golden citizen, and suggested the town be named after Thomas L. Golden who was the only person he trusted with the secret of his discovery. Today is the 150th anniversary of one of the great gold strikes in Colorado history, when George A. Jackson, having traveled from his camp at today's Golden townsite, journeyed up to the vicinity of today's Idaho Springs...
  • Colorado City Considers Ban On All Religous Symbols On City Property

    11/13/2008 10:03:51 PM PST · by stevelackner · 35 replies · 1,311+ views
    STEVELACKNER.COM ^ | November 13, 2008 | Steven W. Lackner
    A Rabbi asked the City of Golden if he could put up a menorah near the Christmas tree and the reaction of the city is to consider banning all religous symbols. The City of Golden claims that they do not want to have any religous symbols such as the menorah on city property. City of Golen spokesman Jonathan Ashford said that "the goal here is to set guidelines. The city has had a history of having a display downtown that didn't include any kind of specific religious message or theme. We've tried to keep it neutral, very open, very inclusive."...
  • Governor Palin Rally Golden Colorado After Action Report

    09/15/2008 12:14:06 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 72 replies · 258+ views
    September 15, 2008 | Bulletbobco
    Well...I played hookie this morning and went to the Sarah Palin Rally this morning at the Westernaires Arena in Golden, Colorado. It was originally to be a pancake breakfast meeting, but due to the overwhelming demand the campaign ran out of tickets in the span of eight hours so the pancakes were tossed out. I had called ahead and I had tickets available at the "will call" booth at the arena. I left the house in Thornton at 5 AM and parked at the Colorado Mills Mall parking lot at 5:30. I then walked about a mile to the Arena....
  • Regulator Plans to Bar Big Severance (No golden parachutes for Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac CEOs)

    09/15/2008 1:24:07 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 199+ views
    The Wall Street Journal (excerpt) (subscription required) ^ | September 15, 2008 | James R. Hagerty
    Excerpt - The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said Sunday that it won't allow the companies to make "golden parachute" severance payments to the mortgage companies' ousted chief executive officers. In a statement, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said such payments wouldn't be made to Daniel Mudd and Richard Syron, despite provisions in their contracts. Mr. Mudd served as chief executive of Fannie and Mr. Syron was chairman and CEO of Freddie until last weekend, when the regulator seized control of the companies, saying they were in danger of running out of capital. ~ snip ~
  • Sarah Rally In Golden CO Monday - Moved To Larger Venue - Live Feed

    09/14/2008 7:46:53 PM PDT · by curth · 16 replies · 185+ views
    KRDO-TV ^ | 9/15/2008 | Curth
    GOLDEN - Tickets have run out for Governor Sarah Palin's visit just eight hours Friday. Now Palin's campaign is changing the venue to fit everyone. The event will now be moved to the Westernaires Arena at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. This arena change will take place of the planned pancake breakfast in order to accommodate the demand. NEWSCHANNEL 13 will be covering the event live on krdo.com with coverage begining at 9:00 a.m. Monday. The event is still free to the public and doors will open around 7 a.m. Monday September 15th. Jefferson County Fairgrounds 15200 West 6th Avenue Golden,...
  • Al-Jazeera welcomed by liberals, protested by conservatives

    08/28/2008 6:13:06 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 193+ views
    Al Jazeera English broadcast today from the Buffalo Rose, an Old West biker bar in downtown Golden, a small city near Denver. Golden is a charming place. Clear Creek runs through it, and supplies the gigantic Coors Brewery with the water it turns into Colorado’s most famous beer. Golden is also known as the home of the Colorado School of Mines. Their athletic teams’ symbol is a miner’s donkey. [ Great photos at link ]
  • Disabled Men, Woman Beaten Over Not Paying 'Fee' For Being White

    03/31/2008 7:31:36 AM PDT · by Cagey · 108 replies · 4,237+ views
    Local 6 News ^ | 3-31-2008
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Four men in Orlando were charged with a hate crime after they pummeled a 62-year-old woman and her two mentally-challenged companions at a public park after they didn't pay a "fee" for being white, police said. Investigators said the victims were walking into a Kaley Park when they were confronted by Christopher Colbert, Erick Golden, Willie Pritts and Antoniette Boone. Police said the victims were told that since they are white, they had to pay a fee to be in the park. When the three didn't pay, the men beat them, officers said. One of the victims...
  • Dollar's Golden Era Is Ending, Warns Soros

    01/23/2008 3:00:52 PM PST · by blam · 103 replies · 196+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-23-2008 | Edmund Conway
    Dollar's golden era is ending, warns Soros By Edmund Conway in Davos Last Updated: 8:10pm GMT 23/01/2008 The billionaire investor famous for "breaking" the Bank of England in the 1990s has warned that Britain is heading for a recession. George Soros said that a recession in both the United States and Britain "will be very difficult to avoid". He was speaking on the fringes of the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland, where many of the world's top politicians and businessmen are meeting. The billionaire investor expects the dollar to be usurped as the top currency The warning is...
  • Will Smith 'LEGEND' Tops Box With Est. $70M Weekend...

    12/15/2007 9:45:26 AM PST · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 75 replies · 416+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | Dec 15, 2007 | Nikki Finke
    SATURDAY AM: Some amazing numbers were posted Friday for this weekend's movie releases. Warner Bros' I Am Legend opens closer to $80 million than the studio's hoped-for $50 million from Friday through Sunday after making a whopping $29.6 million Friday in 3,606 theaters.... *snip* And the bottom fell out of costly domestic flop The Golden Compass from New Line, which forked out $200+ million to make it, in its second weekend in release. I know, I know, the pic is doing OK overseas. But the fantasy pic is so lost domestically it earned only an anemic $2.6 million Friday from...
  • "My Books Are About Killing God"-Snopes Confirms Golden Compass Emails

    11/19/2007 2:13:49 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 129 replies · 570+ views
    Snopes ^ | 11-19-07 | self
    We all get "those" emails from time to time-the ones making claims that are meant to be passed on. We've learned to check things on sites like snopes.com to make sure what we pass is true. When it comes to the movie The Golden Compass, whats going around is...true
  • Air Strike Kills Mastermind Behind Iraqi Golden Mosque Bombings

    08/05/2007 1:14:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 474+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2007 – The senior al Qaeda terrorist believed to be the mastermind behind both bombings of the Golden Mosque in Samarra, Iraq, was killed during a coalition air strike, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesperson told journalists in Baghdad today. “Yesterday, the government of Iraq announced that the coalition force killed a senior al Qaeda terrorist, Haitham Sabah al Badri,” said Navy Rear Adm. Mark Fox, spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq. “He was killed east of Samara on Aug. 2.” Al Badri, whose body was positively identified by family members, is believed to have masterminded both the February...
  • Man arrested in US school shooting when he was 11 is likely to leave prison Friday

    05/25/2007 12:25:53 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 17 replies · 1,586+ views
    iht.com ^ | 05/25/07 | iht
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas: Somewhere in the United States, Andrew Golden will likely step outside of prison Friday for the first time as a free man since being arrested as an 11-year-old after he and another boy killed four classmates and an English teacher at a school. Golden, the younger of two boys who used deer rifles to kill five people at the Jonesboro Westside Middle School in 1998, turns 21 Friday.
  • Golden Dragons Care for Local Residents

    02/12/2007 5:10:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 276+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Chris McCann
    Golden Dragons Care for Local Residents Infantry soldiers secure area as doctors, medics treat villagers. By Spc. Chris McCann 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division SADR AL-YUSUFIYAH, Iraq, Feb. 12, 2007 -- In a country where poverty is endemic and many people are afraid to leave their homes because of terror threats, basic medical care can fall by the wayside. The village of Sadr Al-Yusufiyah, Iraq, a mostly Sunni area near the Euphrates River, is no different, but the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment “Golden Dragons”, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)...
  • 'Curse of the Golden Flower' Another CCP Propaganda 'Masterpiece'

    01/24/2007 5:27:26 PM PST · by wesley_windam-price · 12 replies · 722+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | Jan 23, 2007 | Zhao Yijing
    The movie "Curse of the Golden Flower" swept the Chinese music scene and brought in 170 million yuan, topping the box office in 2006. Most people came to see how the 360 million yuan (approximately US$ 45 million) was spent on the movie; they were curious to see how luxurious it could get. But how many people knew that this movie, heavily invested in by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and produced by Zhang Yimou, who has repeatedly followed the Party's lines, is another "masterpiece" that intends to brainwash people. The CCP's thoughts and directives filled the movie; it even...
  • "Golden Rule" Pelosi: 'Permitting Indefinite Detention is Contrary to Our History and Values'

    09/28/2006 4:03:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies · 1,023+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/27/06
    Pelosi: 'Permitting Indefinite Detention Under Conditions that Cannot be Challenged in Court is Contrary to Our History and Values'Wed Sep 27, 3:45 PM ET To: National Desk Contact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616, both for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this afternoon in strong opposition to H.R. 6054 -- Military Commissions Act. Three major amendments offered by Democratic Members were rejected by the Rules Committee. Below are Pelosi's remarks: "It's been five years since 9/11, yet not one person who has been directly...
  • Golden buffalo to roam again, as a coin - U.S. Mint

    06/18/2006 2:10:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,363+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/18/06 | Martin Crutsinger - ap
    WASHINGTON - The golden buffalo, the legendary symbol of the American West, will soon roam again — this time as the nation's first pure gold coin. The U.S. Mint will start taking orders in the coming week for the coins. Officials believe they have found a winning combination that will appeal to nostalgia buffs and investors. The coin will be slightly larger and thicker than a Kennedy half dollar, will contain one ounce of gold and will be designated a $50 gold piece. The actual price will depend on the market price of an ounce of gold, plus markups. The...
  • Golden Knights Parachute Team Jumps for Joy of Crowd

    05/07/2006 6:24:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 419+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 7, 2006 – Hitting the mark as they always do, members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team jumped into the middle of the 2006 McDonald's Air and Sea Show here yesterday. Preparations for a jump into the 2006 McDonald's Air and Sea Show at Fort Lauderdale Beach continue as the Army's Golden Knights parachute team waits to reach the jump zone. Sgt. 1st Class Paul Sach, left, the Black Demonstration Team leader, prepares the streamers that will help determine wind direction. Cpl. Joshua Coleman, center, puts his gloves on while Sgt. Hector Ceja,...
  • Miss USA skydives with Golden Knights

    03/21/2006 3:19:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 41 replies · 2,037+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Mar 20, 2006 | Reesa B. Kossoff
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 20, 2006) – Miss USA Chelsea Cooley soared through the sky at an altitude of 13,000 feet during a tandem skydive with the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, March 14. The tandem jump was coordinated in conjunction with her USO visit to Fort Bragg, N.C. Millions of people in more than 90 countries watched as Cooley was crowned Miss USA April 11, 2005. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Cooley has spent the past year as Miss USA, championing the causes of breast and ovarian cancer education and research. Cooley has also become a...
  • Restoring the Republic .. California’s golden budget surplus...

    01/13/2006 8:15:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 383+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 1/12/06 | Shawn Black
    We all know and understand that budget management and leadership requires flexibility, common sense and cooperation. Representing common principles and conviction, Republicans and Democrats were elected to positions of trust and have sworn to serve their constituents. Somehow, many in Sacramento have forgotten their pledges, or ignored them altogether. I am speaking about our state budget fiasco, irresponsibility and double talk we have sadly grown accustomed to. We all remember the golden “surplus years” in California. California Republican Governors have historically; overcome huge and impossible budget deficits. They proceeded to prepare for the future and to protect a golden surplus...
  • Golden, Colo., native keeps communication running

    12/03/2005 2:07:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 3, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Dec. 3, 2005) -- Holding an AN/PRC-119 field radio to his ear, a Marine communicates with the lead vehicle about the status of the convoy. Whether it’s providing communication for convoys or units inside the wire, field radio operators directly contribute to the success of the Marine Corps mission while in Iraq. Lance Cpl. John A. McLaughlin, with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), routinely ensures Marines within his unit have continuous radio accessibility. “Being a radio operator I also make sure convoys have [communication],” McLaughlin said. “Without Communication the mission would be virtually...
  • Unearthing Bulgaria's Golden Age

    12/02/2005 10:21:42 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 1,164+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 12-2-2005 | Nicholas Glass
    Unearthing Bulgaria’s Golden Age By Nicholas Glass Published: December 2 2005 15:09 December 2 2005 15:09 There was nothing unusual about the village shop in the depths of the countryside, 75 miles east of Sofia. What astonished the young archaeologists wanting cigarettes was the shopkeeper’s jewellery. Her necklace and earrings were exquisite: the beads so small and perfectly worked that her customers assumed they were modern, the gold of a high carat. But how could a shopkeeper afford such trinkets in a country where the average monthly salary is £100? The archaeologists didn’t know it but the shopkeeper’s jewellery was...
  • Florida educators jump with Golden Knights

    11/10/2005 4:28:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 244+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (Army News Service, Nov. 9, 2005) – An initiative to promote understanding of the U.S. military matched up the Army’s top parachutists with some of Florida’s most influential citizens, during a tandem jump clinic in central Florida last week. Twenty community leaders, educators, and media personalities attended the two-day event northeast of Tampa, where they were given the opportunity to tandem skydive with the U.S. Army’s elite Golden Knights parachute team. Following a morning training class and meeting with the Golden Knights, the civilians were taken up in the Golden Knight’s signature UV-21 Twin Otter, paired up with...
  • Golden Land For Finding Roman Treasure

    10/21/2005 3:37:25 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 736+ views
    IC Wales/Western Mail ^ | 10-21-2005 | Aled Blake
    Golden land for finding Roman treasure Oct 21 2005 Aled Blake, Western Mail MORE Roman gold is found in Britain than anywhere else - and now a Welsh academic has come up with an intriguing theory explaining why. Thousands of gold and silver artifacts from the Roman period, especially when the conquerors finally left these islands in the 4th and 5th centuries. Dr Peter Guest, of Cardiff University's School of History and Archaeology, is the leading expert on the biggest ever Roman gold treasure discovered in Britain. In 1992, 15,000 gold and silver coins were found at Hoxne in Suffolk...
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover Treasure Of Thousands Of Golden Ornaments

    08/17/2005 4:37:50 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 959+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 8-17-2005
    Bulgarian archeologists uncover treasure of thousands of golden ornaments Canadian Press Wednesday, August 17, 2005 SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - Archeologists working a dig in central Bulgaria have unearthed some 15,000 miniature rings and other gold ornaments that date to the end of the third millennium BC - a find they say matches the famous treasure of Troy, scholars announced Wednesday. The 4,100- to 4,200-year-old golden ornaments have been gradually unearthed over the past year from an ancient tomb near the central village of Dabene, 120 kilometres east of the capital, Sofia, according to Prof. Vasil Nikolov, the consultant on the...
  • Golden Treasure Unearthed In Bulgaria

    07/25/2005 8:16:14 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 730+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 7-25-2005 | Nevyana Hadjiyska
    Golden Treasure Unearthed in Bulgaria By NEVYANA HADJIYSKA, Associated Press Writer Mon Jul 25, 8:08 AM ETAP Photo: A Bulgarian archeologist shows a golden wreath of laurels, discovered late Saturday by his team... " SOFIA, Bulgaria - Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,400-year old golden treasure in an ancient Thracian tomb in eastern Bulgaria, the director of the country's History Museum said Monday. The gold-rich burial was discovered late on Saturday by a team of archaeologists, working on excavations near the village of Zlatinitsa, some 290 kilometers (180 miles) east of the capital, Sofia. The most impressive finds included a golden...
  • Invent the Lever

    07/13/2005 3:29:33 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Independence Institute ^ | July 13th 2005 | Dennis Polhill & Alex Schroeder
    Invent the Lever Dennis Polhill / Alex Schroeder Opinion Editorial July 13, 2005 If one could put $100 in the bank and get back $4000, one would be a fool to not do it. A $10 million prize offered by a St. Louis group has stimulated $400 million in research and development since 1996. Equally important, the X-Prize accomplished in eight years what NASA considered impossible. The contest motivated Burt Rutan to build the world's first privately funded spacecraft. Space Ship One went into space for the third time on October 4, 2004 to win the X-Prize. Since X-Prize inception,...
  • King Buys Golden Car Fleet With 'Purses Of The Poor'

    04/17/2005 6:17:11 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,117+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-18-2005 | Christopher Munnion
    King buys golden car fleet with 'purses of the poor' By Christopher Munnion in Johannesburg (Filed: 18/04/2005) King Mswati III of Swaziland has enraged the people of his impoverished kingdom once again by splashing out on a fleet of luxurious German cars at a cost of £500,000. The 36-year-old absolute monarch, under pressure at home and abroad over his autocratic rule and personal profligacy, has bought eight S-350 Mercedes Benz vehicles with gold-plated number plates. In 2004 the King bought BMWs for his 11 wives "He was so taken with the car when he saw it in a brochure that...
  • black Labrador helps rescue golden Labrador

    04/13/2005 6:56:19 AM PDT · by bedolido · 75 replies · 2,580+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 04/13/2005 | staff writer
    LONDON - It was one of those heartwarming Lassie moments -- with a twist. A golden Labrador survived a 100-foot fall down a cliff after another dog -- a black Labrador -- ran to get help from the first dog's owner, coast guard officials said. The golden Labrador named Lacey became trapped after slipping down a rocky slope Monday near South Stack, in Holyhead, north Wales. The black Labrador, named Sheena, spotted her lying in a pool of water at the bottom of a gully and raced to fetch Lacey's owner, barking to gain attention and directing her to the...
  • Suicide Barrier May Go Up on Golden Gate

    02/25/2005 6:12:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies · 790+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thu Feb 24,10:40 PM ET | TERENCE CHEA,
    SAN FRANCISCO - Golden Gate Bridge officials Thursday moved closer to building a barrier to prevent people from jumping off the famous suspension bridge, where about 1,300 people have killed themselves since the landmark opened in 1937. Officials voted to develop a plan and explore funding for the suicide barrier after hearing emotional testimony from friends and family of people who jumped off the iconic bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County. The decision by a committee of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District still must be approved by the district's board of directors when it meets March...
  • Golden retriever fetches stolen handbag

    12/20/2004 5:37:40 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 4 replies · 353+ views
    ananova ^ | 12-20-04
    Golden retriever fetches stolen handbag A German golden retriever lived up to its name after it chased a mugger and returned a handbag to his female victim. The dog and his owner were out walking in Berg-am-Laim when the 51-year-old woman had her handbag snatched and began shouting for help. The passer-by sent dog Sizko off after the mugger, who quickly dropped the handbag when he felt the dog snapping at his heels. A police spokesman said the golden retriever had guarded the bag until the lady caught up to collect her belongings. The mugger has not been caught
  • The Passion Completely Ignored by Golden Globes (Nomination list says it all)

    12/14/2004 4:12:23 AM PST · by AAABEST · 56 replies · 1,745+ views
    Angelqueen.org ^ | December 14, 2004 | John Grasmeier
    Nomination list highlights culture gulf between Hollywood elite and intended clientele Not that it’s any surprise, but the Hollywood whose-its have once again done what they could to stick their proverbial fingers into the eye of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”. Never mind foreign films, “The Passion” became one of the biggest cinematic events in recent memory, yet it is nowhere to be found among the Golden Globe nominations. Let's face it; it wasn’t expected that the whiney cheesy lefties in Hollywood would allow a movie about Jesus to actually win anything, but they could have at least...
  • Golden Globes Prefer 'Kinsey' to Gibson's 'Christ'

    12/13/2004 8:29:58 AM PST · by crushelits · 37 replies · 1,083+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Monday, Dec. 13, 2004 9:01 | newsmax
    Hollywood Foreign Press Association today failed to nominate Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" in any categories for its Golden Globes, which often forecast the race for the Academy Awards. Instead the group nominated another biopic for best drama: "Kinsey," which whitewashes sex researcher Alfred Kinsey's interest in pedophilia. Also nominated for best movie drama: "The Aviator," starring Bush-bashing actor Leonardo DiCaprio; "Closer," starring Bush-bashing actresses Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman; "Finding Neverland," starring Bush-bashing actor Johnny Depp; "Million Dollar Baby," starring Bush-bashing actress Hillary Swank; and "Hotel Rwanda," about the African genocide that Bill Clinton and U.N....
  • China's Golden Age, Over Five Crucial Centuries

    10/23/2004 3:19:37 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 596+ views
    International Heral Tribune ^ | 10-23-2004 | Souren Melikian
    China’s ‘Golden Age,’ over five crucial centuries Souren Melikian International Herald Tribune Saturday, October 23, 2004 NEW YORK As they walk through the Metropolitan Museum’s ‘‘China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200-750 A.D.,’’ many people will marvel at the new portrait of Chinese art and culture over five crucial centuries that comes across almost instantly. The myth of a monolithic, self-absorbed China is swept aside once and for all. . In a gripping introduction (sometimes difficult to follow because it is so packed with information), James Watt, the Met curator who masterminded this unforgettable exhibition, describes the intermingling of the...
  • Ugly greetings in Golden Valley

    09/23/2004 5:34:38 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 24 replies · 918+ views
    Star Tribune (Star & Sickle) ^ | 9-23-04 | Dougie Grow
    Theft and defacing of lawn signs has become a standard part of American politics. But this juvenile behavior took an ugly turn in Golden Valley in recent weeks when at least 17 families with lawn signs supporting John Kerry received hate-filled diatribes that were inserted in greeting cards. The mailings were addressed to "Doltocrat." In the envelopes, recipients found greeting cards with perky messages ranging from "Happy Rosh Hashanah" to "Get Well Soon." When the cards were opened, three pages of typewritten hate oozed out
  • Ancient Golden Mask Unearthed (Thracian)

    08/20/2004 3:54:16 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 1,028+ views
    IOL ^ | 8-20-2004
    Ancient golden mask unearthed August 20 2004 at 06:14PM Sofia, Bulgaria - Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed a 2 400-year-old golden mask in the tomb of an ancient Thracian king, a newspaper said on Friday. The mask bears the image of a human face and is made of 500 grams of solid gold, the project's lead archaeologist Georgi Kitov told the local Trud daily. The discovery was made on Thursday near the village of Shipka, 200 kilometres east of Sofia. Kitov, who is at the excavations site, could not be reached immediately for comment. Dozens of Thracian mounds are spread throughout...
  • CA: Treasurer (Angelides), CalPERS seek to end 'golden parachutes' from mergers

    08/13/2004 3:23:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 251+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/13/04 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nation's largest public pension fund will lead a drive to rein in lucrative severance packages designed by and for corporate executives and that are triggered by they mergers they engineer, officials said Friday. California Treasurer Phil Angelides and other members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System board plan to recruit other pension systems and shareholder groups nationwide to fight the recent escalation by targeting selected merger proposals for defeat next year. The initiative is the latest in a series of steps by CalPERS and the nation's third-largest pension system, the California State Teachers Retirement System,...
  • Pictures of Vice President Cheney's August 4, 2004 visit to Golden, Colorado

    08/04/2004 11:53:10 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 13 replies · 1,311+ views
    August 4, 2004 | beaversmom
    Hello fellow FReepers, My husband and I had the pleasure of going to see our great Vice President the afternoon of August 4th in Golden, Colorado at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The crowd was large. I'm no good at estimating so I won't even attempt it, but there were a lot of us there. Don't know if there were any fellow FReepers in attendance. Guess I should get a shirt with FReeper on it to wear to such occasions. There were a few--maybe 25, Kerry supporters outside of the fairgrounds holding Kerry/Edwards signs. Most of them even looked like normal...
  • Ancient Treasures From Golden Age Of Mystery (Celtic Coins)

    12/20/2003 9:18:19 AM PST · by blam · 62 replies · 1,017+ views
    Yorkshire Today ^ | 12-20-2003
    Ancient treasures from golden age of mystery THEY may have been struck at the time of Jesus Christ, but they are scarcely marked despite the hundreds of years they spent buried in a farmer's field. The tiny gold Celtic coins are the latest in a series of finds that are becoming more common since metal detectorists and archeologists started working together. And they were used by the same tribe whose chariot burials have fascinated the public in recent months. Weeks ago archeologists revealed that they had unearthed a rare and nationally significant Iron Age burial site at Ferrybridge in West...