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  • Gen. Stanley McChrystal Among Generals Trump Considering for Vice President

    07/11/2016 7:36:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 7/10/2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI CORINNE CATHCART
    Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is among those being considered as a possible vice president pick for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, sources tell ABC News, the second retired general on the New York businessman's growing list of potential running mates. McChrystal retired from the military in 2010 after being relieved of his position as the top commander in Afghanistan by President Obama following a controversial interview he held with Rolling Stone magazine.
  • New American Century: Arabic Is Fastest-Growing Language In USA

    10/06/2015 7:21:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Julian Hahn
    <p>A new report shows that languages spoken in Muslim countries are surging into U.S. households, thanks in large part to immigration from Muslim nations.</p> <p>2014 data from the American Community Survey reveals that Arabic and Urdu – Pakistan’s national language – are the fastest-growing foreign languages spoken at home, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies.</p>
  • The global boycott of Israel is growing silently

    06/03/2015 2:37:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies ^ | 6/3/15 | Navit Zomer, Itamar Eichner and Udi Etzion
    In April 2012, the Co-operative, Britain’s fifth-largest food retailer, declared it would no longer be importing agricultural produce from the territories or any Israeli supplier linked to produce from there. Five years earlier, retail giant Marks & Spencer announced that it was boycotting products from the West Bank, while the Tesco supermarket chain stopped marketing dates from the Jordan Valley. And they are not alone: Over the past few years, numerous other companies from various countries around the world have announced some kind of a boycott of Israeli goods or companies. "A consumer boycott of Israeli goods primarily affects agricultural...
  • Oregon’s 'first lady,' Gov. Kitzhaber's fiancee, admits to pot growing past

    10/14/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/14/14 | Leslie Larson
    The colorful past of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancee includes a phase as an aspiring marijuana farmer.
  • Is Soccer in the United States Really Growing?

    03/01/2014 3:53:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    US Soccer Players ^ | Charles Boehm | February 26
    It's a common question: Is soccer in the United States really growing, beyond the mere literal sense of the word? Answer: Yes and no – though even some instances of “no” actually point to “yes.” Let me try to explain, starting with a brief flyover of central Virginia youth soccer. A few months ago the Richmond Strikers and Richmond Kickers youth clubs, fierce rivals and longtime members of the US Soccer Development Academy, announced that they were merging their Developmental Academy programs into a new entity called “Richmond United". This new joint venture would pool both clubs' talent and coaching...
  • There Are No Short Cuts

    01/19/2014 5:32:35 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/19/14
    Many believers today try to manufacture and produce the heavenly joy and experiential wisdom by earthy carnal means, but the end results of these is the eventually collapse and shipwreck of the child of Almighty God on the rocks of unbelief (Matt 7:26-27, 1 Tim 1:19, Heb. 4:2, James 1:22). Only when the mind of the child of God is absolutely fixed (Is 26:3) and locked onto Almighty God’s NEVER changing Word - by faith with application (Heb. 11:1,6) - will the child of God enter into a realm of spiritual treasure and knowledge that transcends the confinements of time...
  • Blueberries: A Complete Planting Guide

    02/01/2012 5:32:19 AM PST · by orsonwb · 24 replies · 2+ views
    The how Do Gardener ^ | February 1, 2012 | Rick Bickling
    Complete planting guide for blueberries including state specific varieties, harvest dates, nutrition facts, planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning, insect and disease information...
  • Potatoes: A Complete Planting Guide

    01/18/2012 10:52:44 AM PST · by orsonwb · 61 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | January 18, 2012 | Rick Bickling
    A complete planting guide for potatoes including state specific varieties, planting dates, days to harvest, nutrition facts, fertilizing, watering, insect and disease information.
  • The Austerity Myth: Federal Spending Up 5% This Year

    10/17/2011 3:18:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 17, 2011 | JOHN MERLINE, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    When Republicans took control of the House in January, they pledged to make deep cuts in federal spending, and in April they succeeded in passing a bill advertised as cutting $38 billion from fiscal 2011's budget. Then in August, they pushed for a deal to cut an additional $2.4 trillion over the next decade. Some analysts have blamed these spending cuts for this year's economic slowdown. But data released by the Treasury Department on Friday show that, so far, there haven't been any spending cuts at all. Higher Spending, DeficitsIn fact, in the first nine months of this year, federal...
  • remember the good ol days..

    04/17/2011 12:02:26 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 94 replies
    e-mail ^ | 17-april-2011 | ol hickory
    Remember the good ol days? Mom's smoked and drank when pregnant, you were raised on home cooking, your crib was covered with Lead Base paint, rode a bike with no helmet on gravel roads, you went outside till the street lights came on, your parents had no childproof lids or seat belts in cars, you got spanked when you misbehaved, had 3 TV channels you got up to change, school always started w/the Pledge of Allegiance, & stores were closed Sunday,you drank water out of a creek or out of water hose and YOU STILL TURNED OUT OK, if you...
  • State revenues growing, but outlook "ominous"

    02/01/2011 9:57:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/1/11 | Lisa Lambert - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State tax revenues continued to strengthen at the end of 2010, but even with that improvement the long-term outlook for most states "is still ominous," the Rockefeller Institute of Government said in a report released on Tuesday. "State fiscal recovery will be exceptionally slow and much longer compared to the prior recessions," said the group, which tracks states' finances and economies. Record revenue declines during the recession, increasing demands for more spending, and unemployment rates that remain nearly double their pre-recession levels mean that full economic recovery for many states will take several years, according to the...
  • Growing Number of Homeless Pack Shelters

    10/14/2010 1:58:58 PM PDT · by Son House · 28 replies ^ | Oct 13, 2010 | Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Some families have been turned away from emergency shelters in Ramsey and Hennepin counties because of the growing number of homeless. Ramsey County commissioner Toni Carter says more than 100 people couldn't get into shelters in August and September. Carter says county and community agencies have been trying to support as many families as they can, but the need is much greater... ...Twenty-two-year-old Stephanie Kirk tells Minnesota Public Radio News she lied about being abused by her partner in order to be admitted, along with her 2-year-old daughter, to a suburban shelter for battered women....
  • Pentagon: China's military power growing

    08/16/2010 11:18:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/16/10 | Anne Flaherty - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon says China's military power is on the rise as it pursues more land-based missiles and attack submarines, and that the secrecy of its drive increases the risk of miscalculation. The annual military assessment was released Monday. It comes at a time of strained U.S. relations with Beijing.
  • France: Catholic Monasteries are Growing

    08/10/2010 3:12:07 PM PDT · by 0beron · 16 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/09/2010 | Tancred
    The old liberals command the Church is increasingly without reservation. But the boring mush they produce doesn't attract anyone any more. [] "The Cloister, which young people today are drawn to, is something which the most traditional societies offer." Trappist, Father Guillaume Jedrzejczak explained on July 2nd, to the article appearing in the Catholic daily 'La Croix'. Father Jedrzejczak is the former Abbot of the French Trappist Abbey Mont-des-Cats.
  • GROWING OLD ALONE Cleanup after unnoticed death now a growing industry

    07/20/2010 7:31:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Japan Times ^ | 7/21/10 | Mizuho Aoki
    Yoshinori Ishimi could hear a high-pitched whine coming from the apartment in Nerima Ward, Tokyo, he was about to enter. When he went inside, he saw black "mini-twister" clouds of flies. The last tenant had been a 60-year-old divorced man whose body was not found until a month after he had died. "Every time I encounter such scenes, I hesitate to step inside. But someone has to clean up these flats . . . and be professional about it," said Ishimi of Anshin Net, a cleaning service that is part of R-Cube Co. in Ota Ward, Tokyo. The Nerima man's...
  • Growing Number of Prosecutions for Videotaping the Police

    07/19/2010 4:56:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    abc ^ | 7/19/10 | RAY SANCHEZ
    Prosecutions Draw Attention to Influence of Witness Videos That Anthony Graber broke the law in early March is indisputable. He raced his Honda motorcycle down Interstate 95 in Maryland at 80 mph, popping a wheelie, roaring past cars and swerving across traffic lanes. But it wasn't his daredevil stunt that has the 25-year-old staff sergeant for the Maryland Air National Guard facing the possibility of 16 years in prison. For that, he was issued a speeding ticket. It was the video that Graber posted on YouTube one week later -- taken with his helmet camera -- of a plainclothes state...
  • Hillary: Brazil Growing Like Crazy

    05/29/2010 3:31:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 638+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2010 | Gene Schwimmer
    What's rapid economic growth to a Democrat? Or truth? Or fairness? Hillary Clinton gave us pretty good indication of all three on May 27th, when she said: "The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation that is facing the kind of employment issues [America currently does] - whether it's individual, corporate or whatever [form of] taxation forms." She then went on to cite Brazil as a paragon of economic growth - and taxation: "Brazil has the highest tax-to-GDP rate in the Western Hemisphere and guess what - they're growing like crazy." But, as with any "fact" a...
  • The threat keeps growing: List of terrorists in our midst gets longer and longer

    05/01/2010 11:40:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 449+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 5/1/10 | staff
    The clear and present danger of homegrown Islamist terrorism grows weekly. Plots are coming at New York and America from every which way and at increasing speed. Hard on the heels of Najibullah Zazi's subway bomb try, the Manhattan U.S. attorney has indicted two Brooklyn men, U.S. citizens, for allegedly conspiring to abet Al Qaeda's communication needs and its capacity to detonate explosives.
  • Growing number of threats target federal lawmakers

    04/08/2010 9:31:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 678+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/8/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Ranging from vulgar language to talk of murder, threats against senators and representatives nearly tripled in recent months as the health care overhaul sparked public anger, The Washington Post reported. House and Senate lawmakers reported 42 threats from January to March, compared with 15 in the last three months of 2009, Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance W. Gainer said in a story posted on the newspaper's Web site late Thursday. Nearly all the threats, including at least three that led to arrests, appeared to come from people who opposed the health care bill Democrats championed and President...
  • Methane seen as growing climate risk

    03/04/2010 11:37:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 925+ views
    AP on ^ | 3/4/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Methane, a potent global warming gas, is bubbling out of the frozen Arctic faster than had been expected. Methane had become trapped in the permafrost over time and a warming climate is now resulting in its release, researchers report in Friday's edition of the journal Science. "The amount of methane currently coming out of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf is comparable to the amount coming out of the entire world's oceans," said Natalia Shakhova, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center and the co-author. Concerns about global warming have centered on rising levels of...
  • Survey Reveals Growing Optimism in Afghanistan

    01/12/2010 5:03:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 175+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2010 – Optimism is on the rise in Afghanistan, with 90 percent of Afghans reporting in a new survey that they believe their country is headed in the right direction and support the Afghan national government. Survey results released yesterday reveal a dramatic increase in confidence about the state of Afghanistan compared to a year ago, and increased support for the U.S. and NATO troop presence there. The survey – commissioned by ABC News, the BBC and ARD German television -- was conducted in mid-December, and included a random sample of 1,534 Afghan adults from all 34...
  • US health care tab to keep growing under overhaul

    12/11/2009 10:29:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 495+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/11/09 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - ap
    WASHINGTON – A new government report is sending a sober economic warning to Democrats trying to push President Barack Obama's health care overhaul plan through the Senate. The analysis from nonpartisan economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department concludes that the nation's health care tab will grow more rapidly under the Democratic plan senators are debating. .. In more bad news, .. warns that a new long-term care insurance plan .. "face a significant risk of failure." ..
  • Glaciers Growing in France, Switzerland, and Washington: Will Media Care? (June 2007)

    12/06/2009 2:13:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,056+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Noel Shepperd
    One of the pet peeves of anthropogenic global warming skeptics is how the media and climate change alarmists like soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore only address events supporting that which they conflate and abuse data to prove. A perfect example is the discussion concerning receding glaciers, as these folks will either ignore when such recession began, .. Maybe even worse, the media alarmists will always ignore information that might throw a monkey wrench into the position they’re trying to advance. With that in mind, it seems a metaphysical certitude American press outlets will ignore reports of glacial expansion around the globe, most...
  • CA: Whitman lead growing

    11/05/2009 8:12:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 861+ views
    Capitol Weekly/Probolsky Research Poll ^ | 11/5/09 | John Howard and Anthony York
    Former eBay executive Meg Whitman has opened up a wide lead in the Republican race for governor, according to the latest Capitol Weekly/Probolsky Research poll. About a third of Republicans and decline-to-state voters who said they intend to vote Republican said they favor Whitman, who has a 3-to-1 edge over rival contender Tom Campbell, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner remains stuck in a distant third, with 5.5 percent of Republican support. The numbers show a significant increase in recent weeks for Whitman that reflects her prodigious spending. Already, seven months before the primary and full year before the general election, Whitman...
  • Microgrants Assist Growing Economy in Iraq

    07/14/2009 4:22:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 264+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Jason Douglas, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq, July 14, 2009 – As security improves in Kirkuk, the business community has the opportunity to grow. But some small businesses still need a helping hand. Army 1st Lt. Daniel Braud takes a photo of Salar Ghazi Fauzi showcasing the new impact socket wrench he purchased for his automotive repair shop using a U.S.-issued microgrant in Daquq, Iraq, July 7, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Douglas  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. U.S. forces issue microgrants of up to $5,000 to help Iraqi small-business owners build or revitalize their businesses, and they...
  • Growing numbers at anti-tax 'tea parties' shows a fed up public

    07/07/2009 9:49:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | 7/7/09 | Mark Di Ionno
    When historians track the beginnings of the second American Revolution, their search will take them to Morristown, N.J., just like the first time. And like the first, it will have started with a tax revolt, and anger at an unresponsive government Something is happening in this country. And it would be not only arrogant, but unwise, for our elected officials to ignore it. In the past, movements like the July 4 national Tea Parties were usually sparsely populated by libertarians, radicals and reactionaries. This movement has them too, but with a whole lot more regular folks. The crowd Saturday at...
  • Some Himalayan Glaciers Growing

    05/06/2009 5:23:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 757+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 5/5/09 | Michael Reilly
    May 5, 2009 -- Perched on the soaring Karakoram mountains in the Western Himalayas, a group of some 230 glaciers are bucking the global warming trend. They're growing. Throughout much of the Tibetan Plateau, high-altitude glaciers are dwindling in the face of rising temperatures. The situation is potentially dire for the hundreds of millions of people living in China, India and throughout southeast Asia who depend on the glaciers for their water supply. But in the rugged western corner of the plateau, the story is different, according to a new study. Among legendary peaks of Mt. Everest like K2 and...
  • Over Weight Kids in California

    02/08/2009 9:25:32 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 34 replies · 870+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 02/08/2009 | JONDI GUMZ
    Sixty one percent of the kids at Watsoville High (Watsonville, California) are eligible for free breakfast or lunch provided by the taxpayers but instead head off for the local convenience store or fast food joint. Still it's all our fault that they are fat. Watsonville faces a growing number of overweight children By JONDI GUMZ Posted: 02/08/2009 01:30:41 AM PST WATSONVILLE -- Too often, children in Watsonville are eating food that is not good for them, and it shows. About 31 percent of Watsonville's children are obese by age 8, and another 23 percent are overweight, a study for the...
  • US military growing weary in Iraq

    03/16/2008 6:58:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1,440+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/16/08 | Jim Mannion
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Five years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, the US military is flagging under long and repeated deployments that have taken a toll on troops and hurt its readiness to deal with other crises. "People are tired," is the way Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, summed it up at a congressional hearing last month. The third longest war in US history -- after the Revolutionary War and Vietnam -- has forged a battle-hardened ground force with bitterly won experience in counter-insurgency warfare. But military leaders and experts say it also has left...
  • Growing Iraq’s NCO Corps a ‘Decade-Long Deal,’ General Says

    08/31/2007 5:49:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 276+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2007 – It will take 10 years to breed Iraq’s noncommissioned officer corps, the general who oversees training for Iraq’s security forces said today. Often described as “the backbone of the Army,” a noncommissioned officer, or NCO, is an enlisted member of an armed force who has been given authority by a commissioned officer. The NCO corps includes all grades of sergeant, in addition to corporals. “Growing an NCO corps is not a month-long deal; it’s a decade-long deal,” Army Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik, commander of Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq, told online journalists and “bloggers”...
  • Climate refugees -- the growing army without a name

    04/06/2007 11:21:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,006+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/6/07 | Marlowe Hood
    BRUSSELS (AFP) - Global warming could create tens of millions of climate refugees, although numbers are hard to predict with accuracy and the definition itself is open to debate, experts say. "According to some estimates, there are already almost as many environmentally displaced people on the planet as traditional refugees," said Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). "As the impacts of climate change strike home, the numbers are likely to rise considerably, possibly as high as 50 million by 2010," de Boer said on Friday on the sidelines of a meeting in...
  • Hamas growing stronger: Israeli commander

    03/07/2007 9:51:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 395+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/7/07 | AFP
    JERUSALEM (AFP) - The Palestinian Hamas movement has grown stronger since its shock election a year ago despite Israeli and Western efforts to weaken the group, a top Israeli military commander said Wednesday. "The strength of Hamas is increasing ever since it won the election (in January 2006)," Major General Yoav Galant, who heads the Israeli southern command, told reporters. "Even if we don't like the situation, this is the situation right now." At the same time, the moderate secular Fatah party of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is gradually getting weaker, he said. The Islamic Resistance Movement is building up...
  • Growing chorus slams war-brothel remarks (Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe step in 'it'?)

    03/02/2007 11:18:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,225+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/2/07 | Carl Freire - ap
    TOKYO - Anyone who doubts that the Japanese army forced Asian women into sexual slavery in World War II should "face the truth," South Korea's foreign minister said Friday as outrage grew over comments by Japan's prime minister that there was no evidence of the enslavement. Women's rights activists in the Philippines and a group of lawmakers in South Korea also denounced the remarks by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that there was no proof that so-called "comfort women" were forced into prostitution during the war. But one of the harshest comments came from 81-year-old Hilaria Bustamante of...
  • Welfare state growing despite overhauls

    02/25/2007 1:56:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 854+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/07 | Stephen Ohlemacher - ap
    WASHINGTON - The welfare state is bigger than ever despite a decade of policies designed to wean poor people from public aid. The number of families receiving cash benefits from welfare has plummeted since the government imposed time limits on the payments a decade ago. But other programs for the poor, including Medicaid, food stamps and disability benefits, are bursting with new enrollees. The result, according to an Associated Press analysis: Nearly one in six people rely on some form of public assistance, a larger share than at any time since the government started measuring two decades ago. Critics of...
  • Aging nation faces growing hearing loss

    02/17/2007 2:51:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 986+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/07 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - An aging U.S. population faces a looming crisis in hearing loss, researchers said Saturday. Some research holds promise, but much is in the early stages. By 2050, there could be as many as 50 million people in the United States with impaired hearing, Steven Greenberg of Silicon Speech in Santa Venetia, Calif., told the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Hearing loss results in social and psychological isolation, "which makes their life hell," Greenberg said. Thanks to loud music and a generally noisy environment, young people have a rate of impaired hearing...
  • Learning, Teaching and Growing in Iraq

    12/07/2006 9:20:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 247+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Norris Jones
    Iraqi workers prepare to place concrete at the Academy of Health and Science in Baghdad. Department of Defense photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Learning, Teaching and Growing in Iraq Capacity building and community involvement define reconstruction efforts By Norris JonesGulf Region Central DistrictU.S. Army Corps of Engineers BAGHDAD, Dec. 7, 2006 -- Projects under the U.S.-led reconstruction program in Iraq were initiated in the understanding that in an asymmetric war, progress is most clearly witnessed at the local level. For both the Iraqi people and the Coalition engineers and soldiers involved, reconstruction efforts to restore essential services...
  • Growing Fears Over North Korea Nuclear Test

    08/30/2006 11:09:38 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 604+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-30-2006 | Jonathan Watts
    Growing fears over North Korea nuclear test Jonathan Watts in Beijing Wednesday August 30, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Kim Jong-il. Photograph: AP International concerns about a possible North Korean nuclear test increased today with reports that Kim Jong-il may have crossed the border into China to explain his military provocations to uneasy allies in Beijing. According to the South Korean media, satellites have tracked a special North Korean train, the usual form of transport for Mr Kim, entering Chinese territory. If confirmed, it would be his second trip to Beijing in less than a year - an unheard-of flurry of...
  • Minority population growing around U.S. ("It's diversity and immigration going hand in hand.")

    08/15/2006 11:53:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,743+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/15/06 | Stephen Ohlemacher - ap
    WASHINGTON - America's growing diversity has reached nearly every state. From South Carolina's budding immigrant population to the fast-rising number of Hispanics in Arkansas, minority groups make up an increasing share of the population in every state but one, according to figures released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. "This is just an extraordinary explosion of diversity all across the United States," said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. "It's diversity and immigration going hand in hand." West Virginia is the exception, with its struggling economy and little history of attracting immigrants. Frey said states...
  • Security Presence Growing in Baghdad, Spokesman Says

    08/07/2006 5:02:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 174+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2006 – The coalition and Iraqi security forces presence in Baghdad is growing, and soon residents will notice an improvement, a senior defense official said here today. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said the added U.S. and Iraqi forces in the capital should tamp down the sectarian violence that concerns leaders in the country. “Those forces will be applied to the current security challenge that exists in Baghdad in a way to bring some stability to the area,” Whitman said. “I think over time you will see the increased presence have an effect on the region.” The 172nd...
  • Growing Lack Of English In Schools (UK)

    08/05/2006 6:07:02 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 553+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-6-2006 | Julie Henry
    Growing lack of English in schools By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent (Filed: 06/08/2006) At least half the children in more than 1,000 primary schools in England do not have English as their first language. New statistics show that six per cent of primaries and five per cent of secondaries have intakes where 50 per cent or more of pupils do not have English as their mother tongue. In inner London, 50 per cent of primaries and more than a third of secondary schools are heading for, or already have, a majority of children with English as a second language. The...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 07-15-06

    07/15/2006 8:48:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies · 624+ views ^ | 07-15-06 | George W. bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press Secretary(St. Petersburg, Russia)July 15, 2006 President's Radio Address       Audio      Jobs & Economy      THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This weekend, I am in Russia meeting with other world leaders at the G8 summit. This annual summit gives us a chance to talk about key issues facing all our nations, such as energy security and the threat of infectious diseases like avian flu. At this year's summit, we will also discuss how to promote the spread of freedom and democracy, and how our countries can work together to expand trade and prosperity for all our...
  • Growing Wikipedia Revises Its 'Anyone Can Edit' Policy

    06/17/2006 11:49:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 2,256+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6/17/06 | Katie Hafner
    Wikipedia is the online encyclopedia that "anyone can edit." Unless you want to edit the entries on Albert Einstein, human rights in China or Christina Aguilera. Wikipedia's come-one, come-all invitation to write and edit articles, and the surprisingly successful results, have captured the public imagination. But it is not the experiment in freewheeling collective creativity it might seem to be, because maintaining so much openness inevitably involves some tradeoffs. At its core, Wikipedia is not just a reference work but also an online community that has built itself a bureaucracy of sorts...
  • Rock Slab Growing at Mount St. Helens

    05/04/2006 5:45:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 1,922+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/06 | Elizabeth M. Gillespie - ap
    If the skies are clear as forecast, volcano watchers who turn out for the reopening of the Johnston Ridge Observatory on Friday will get a spectacular view of a hulking slab of rock that's rapidly growing in Mount St. Helens' crater. It's jutting up from one of seven lobes of fresh volcanic rock that have been pushing their way through the surface of the crater since October 2004. The fin-shaped mass is about 300 feet tall and growing 4 feet to 5 feet a day, though it occasionally loses height from rockfalls off its tip, said Dan Dzurisin, a geologist...
  • TSA becomes growing target of humor, jokes - General-Interest Humor Aimed at TSA

    05/03/2006 8:23:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 556+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/3/06 | Leslie Miller - ap
    WASHINGTON - A recent Tank McNamara comic strip featured two ex-Transportation Security Administration screeners working security at a Major League baseball stadium. "I miss pawing ladies' underwear like I could when I was screenin' for the TSA," one says to the other. It was hardly the first time someone took a comic shot at the agency hastily created to take over airport security after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. During its short existence, TSA has been mocked in newspaper columns, editorial cartoons, comic strips, a parody song, even a Super Bowl commercial. Screeners themselves maintain a Web site that collects...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 04-15-06

    04/15/2006 8:06:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 547+ views ^ | 04-15-06 | George W. Bush
      For Immediate ReleaseApril 15, 2006 President's Radio Address       Audio      In Focus: Jobs and Economy      THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Monday is Tax Day, and that means many of you are busy finishing up your tax returns. The good news is that this year Americans will once again keep more of their hard-earned dollars because of the tax cuts we passed in 2001 and 2003. An important debate is taking place in Washington over whether to keep these tax cuts in place or to raise your taxes. For the sake of American workers and their families, and for our...
  • Immigrant movement growing (Read it and weep folks, read it and weep.)

    04/12/2006 12:32:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 90 replies · 2,208+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/12/06 | Jessie Mangaliman and Joe Rodriguez
    Monday's massive gathering of immigrants and their supporters in San Jose and across the country inaugurated what some are calling ``a new civil rights movement'' -- not just for Latinos but for all immigrants, marking the emergence of a new voice in American politics. And this week, organizers will begin planning another national gathering on May 1, by encouraging immigrants and their supporters to go a day without spending money, a symbolic gesture to underscore immigrant contributions to the economy. In some cities, workers may choose to skip work, but labor leaders are not calling a general work stoppage. ``The...
  • Construction at Kandahar Airfield looks to future (Boardwalk, runway extensions in the works)

    03/05/2006 2:03:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 351+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 3/06/06 | Kent Harris
    Construction at Kandahar Airfield looks to futureBoardwalk, runway extensions in the works at growing base By Kent Harris, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Monday, March 6, 2006 KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — So what if the nearest ocean is hundreds of miles away? That doesn’t mean coalition troops and civilians stationed at the largest military base in southern Afghanistan can’t enjoy a (sometimes bouncy) walk on the boardwalk, and grab some American fast food while they’re at it. The wooden structure, located near the geographic center of the base, was a pet project of Lt. Col. Jim Hardy, the recently departed...
  • 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...
  • China: Putting Lipstick on the Pig (Tiananmen II)

    12/12/2005 10:15:04 AM PST · by forty_years · 1 replies · 316+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | December 12, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    China's communist leadership is trying to paint a smiley face over its most recent brutal suppression of dissent. Five days ago, protestors were gunned downed by police in a village not far from Hong Kong. The authorities blame a "few instigators" for the violence, but this event is indicative of growing socio-economic shifts in mainland China; namely the disparity between those profiting from communist experimentation with capitalism, and those left on the sidelines. China's government is trying to put lipstick on the pig. From The government said three people died in Tuesday’s violence in this coastal village northeast of...
  • CA: Teacher exodus growing - Baby boomers' retirements to leave hole

    12/08/2005 9:32:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 804+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 12/8/05 | Harrison Sheppard
    SACRAMENTO - California will face a shortage of up to 100,000 teachers in the next decade as retirements crest even while schools cope with tougher federal requirements for student learning, according to a report released Wednesday. At the same time, enrollment has been dropping in teaching-preparation programs in the state - from 76,000 in 2002 to 67,500 in 2004, according to the report from the nonprofit Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, based in Santa Cruz. Center director Margaret Gaston said the 2005-06 school year could be one of the last in a long time when the supply...