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  • UPS Drivers Who Avoid Accidents for 25 Years Get Arm Patch and Bomber Jacket

    06/05/2014 7:11:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-5-14 | Lauara Stevens
    Chadd Bunker says his friends and relatives tell him he drives like an old man. Roll through a stop sign? He would never do that. Exceed the speed limit? Not on your life. He makes three right turns to avoid a left. He can be annoying. But Mr. Bunker, who is only 48 years old, is no ordinary driver. He recently became one of the proud, lucky few to reach the delivery driver equivalent of Eagle Scout—the United Parcel Service Inc. UPS +0.12% 's Circle of Honor. The award goes to those who manage to drive their big brown trucks...
  • President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors

    01/12/2010 2:11:32 AM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 2,723+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | January 11, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-signs-executive-order-establishing-council-governors Home • Briefing Room • Presidential Actions • Executive Orders The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 11, 2010 President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors Executive Order will Strengthen Further Partnership Between the Federal and State and Local Governments to Better Protect Our Nation The President today signed an Executive Order (attached) establishing a Council of Governors to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards. When appointed, the Council will be...
  • Watch out for pet hazards at holidays

    12/23/2008 6:21:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 31 replies · 743+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Amid the hubbub of the holidays, we sometimes forget to keep a watchful eye on our pets. Every year veterinarians treat hundreds of dogs and cats for illnesses directly related to the festive season. There are a few precautionary steps pet owners can take to prevent potentially fatal health problems, not to mention the expense of a trip to an animal hospital. Two local animal health professionals offer the following recommendations for keeping pets healthy during the holidays. “Much like humans, our pets can lose their self control and overindulge during the holidays,” says Veterinarian Jody Moffett...
  • Reports of Electrical Hazards Overblown, Pentagon Spokesman Says

    07/29/2008 5:19:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 158+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2008 – Reports of electrical hazards caused by negligence in Iraq are overblown, a senior Defense Department spokesman said here today. Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell spoke at a news conference on the eve of testimony before the House Government Reform Committee. Acting DoD Inspector General Gordon S. Heddell is one of four Pentagon officials expected to testify, according to House officials. The hearing will examine allegations that KBR, a large defense contractor responsible for building and maintaining much of the U.S. infrastructure in Iraq, and the Army have caused deaths among American servicemembers in Iraq through...
  • WorldNetDaily Exclusive China products choke, burn, drown, drop, trap Americans

    06/11/2007 4:48:19 AM PDT · by 50mm · 36 replies · 1,518+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 11, 2007 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – It's not just Chinese food and drug imports that can kill you. Many of those bargain-priced products you pick up at Wal-Mart, Target or Sam's Club could do you in, too. Imports from China were recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission twice as often as products made everywhere else in the world, including the U.S., a WND study of government 2007 reports shows. (Story continues below) Of the 152 product recalls announced by the commission since January, 104 have been for products made in China. They include: * Portable baby swings that entrap youngsters, resulting in...
  • Feds pony up the bucks for beetles ( to fight against the pine beetles )

    09/07/2006 10:33:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 316+ views
    summit daily news ^ | September 6, 2006 | BOB BERWYN
    The fight to reduce fire hazards associated with beetle-killed lodgepole pines may have gained a little traction this week, as U.S. Department of Agriculture officials announced a $1 million funding boost for the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. Forest Service, covering Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota. Republican Sen. Wayne Allard announced the funding Sept. 5, shortly after top administration officials flew over some of the hardest hit areas in Eagle, Summit and Grand counties to view the insect infestation first-hand. “I am pleased that the administration has responded to my repeated requests for additional funding,” said Allard,...
  • CA: Bond hazards - What projects does the state need most, and who decides where the money goes?

    02/04/2006 11:08:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 248+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 2/4/06 | Editorial
    Before the governor and Legislature decide on any infrastructure bond proposals, they need to settle two key questions: What projects does the state need most, and who decides where the money goes? Without an answer, a welcome new focus on the state's public facilities could produce a boondoggle. Gov. Schwarzenegger last month proposed a 10-year, $222 billion Strategic Growth Plan, including $68 billion in state bonds, to invest in roads, schools, water systems, prisons and courts. Not to be outdone, legislative Democrats have floated their own bond plans, with differing priorities. There is room to debate whether the state should...
  • DO YOU KNOW? If these toys & clothes are safe to sell & buy?

    11/18/2005 11:47:44 PM PST · by funt hings · 8 replies · 533+ views
    11-18-2005 | fun things
    I need help to find out if there is a way of testing toys/clothes/ect. for hazardous residue,chemicals,meth,how do i know if its safe to buy or sell used items?Or how do you clean?Then are they safe?who knows where it came from?Goodwill,sale,or,a tweaker,garbage,store?how do i know its safe? help me?Im in recovery,Life getting better I hope!
  • Senators accuse EPA of minimizing health hazards in New Orleans - Landrieu chastises Senate

    10/06/2005 7:33:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 874+ views
    KATC ^ | 10/06/05
    Senators accuse EPA of minimizing health hazards in New Orleans WASHINGTON The Bush administration was accused today by senators in both parties of minimizing health hazards from the toxic soup left by Hurricane Katrina, just as they said it did with air pollution in New York from the September eleventh attacks. More than a month after the storm, compounded by Hurricane Rita, Environmental Protection Agency officials said one (m) million people lack clean drinking water around New Orleans. Some 70 (m) million tons of hazardous waste remain on the Gulf Coast. While E-P-A officials have warned of serious health hazards...
  • Magnitude 6.7 (ELEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY) Northridge, CA 1994 Jan 17 12:30:55 UTC local time 4:30AM

    01/17/2005 3:45:05 AM PST · by bd476 · 79 replies · 2,350+ views
    USGS Earthquake Hazards ^ | 17 January 1994
    Earthquake Hazards Program: Northridge, California 1994 01 17 "The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program provides earthquake information for current and past earthquakes, hazards and preparedness information, and education resources for teachers and students." Latest Quakes   EQ Facts & Lists   Hazards & Preparedness   For Kids Only   Regional Websites   Science & Technology    HOME | ABOUT US | EQ GLOSSARY | FOR TEACHERS | PRODUCTS & SERVICES | DID YOU FEEL IT? | FAQ | SEARCH    EQ Facts & Lists Large Earthquakes in the United States Northridge, California 1994 01 17 12:30:55 UTC (local time: 4:30 a.m.)...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, March 14-20, 2004: Volcanoes from Space Trifecta

    03/16/2004 8:56:47 AM PST · by cogitator · 2 replies · 337+ views
    Catching up for my absence, the "Earth Observatory" had these three views of volcanoes taken from space. Click on each to go to the accompanying article page, which has high-resolution version links. Mt. Etna Mt. Fuji Colima (Mexico) And here's a no-image link to an article and image about a big Sahara sandstorm going out to sea: Sahara Dust Sweeps Past Canary Islands
  • Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Revision 1.1)

    11/21/2003 9:50:23 AM PST · by scripter · 607 replies · 51,750+ views
    11/21/03 | scripter
    Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Revision 1.1) Category Year Title Posted On FreeRepublic Adoption   2002 Pediatrics Group Endorses Homosexual Adoption     Trophy children Yes Bible   2003 What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality, Adultery...     What does the Bible actually say about being gay? Yes     The Christian Confronted by Homosexuality Yes     Talmud on Homosexuality     Is banning the Bible next?     Christianity and Homosexuality Yes     A divisive debate over the Bible spotlighted Episcopalians' OK for gay bishop   2002 Responding to Pro-Gay Theology   1999 The...
  • Handheld to detect biological hazards

    07/03/2003 10:59:46 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 2 replies · 313+ views
    Mobile Commerce World ^ | July 3, 2003 | Mobile News
    The power of a laboratory in a handheld device - that is what the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will add to its arsenal in two years. The state-of-the-art chip will help SAF troops detect deadly biological agents like anthrax and swiftly diagnose conditions like malaria while in the thick of action. Said Professor Thomas Gong, director of Attogenix Biosystems: "Using this biological lab-in-a-chip or biochip, a soldier will be able to test if his fever is due to the common cold or Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome)." The device can also test whether water from a stream is safe to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 12-31-02

    12/30/2002 11:04:23 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 363+ views
    NASA ^ | 12-31-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 December 31 A Year of Assessing Astronomical Hazards Drawing Credit: Dan Durda (SWRI) Explanation: Could an asteroid destroy civilization on Earth? Mountain-sized space rocks could potentially impact the Earth causing global effects, and perhaps even be mistaken for a nuclear blast of terrestrial origin. Such large impacts are rare but have happened before. Modern telescopes have therefore begun to scan the skies for signs of approaching celestial...
  • Bulletin: Nevada del Ruiz (Colombia) volcanic unrest

    06/14/2002 9:00:06 AM PDT · by cogitator · 10 replies · 2,086+ views
    INGEOMINAS ^ | 06/13/2002
    ******************************************* Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia seismic activity ******************************************* Nevado del Ruiz-Strong seismic activity Nevado del Ruiz Volcano (Colombia, South America) started a new cycle of strong seismic activity. On June 9, 2002, at 23 hours (local time) a swarm of volcano-tectonic earthquakes was recorded by the seismic network. Following that swarm houndreds of hybrid earthquakes were recorded. More than 1300 earthquakes occurred in 16 hours. This seismicity continued for three days. About 2300 earthquakes were detected. This is the highest number of events per day recorded at Nevado del Ruiz volcano since 1985. Seismic energy release reached high values too....
  • (State) Governments Prepare for Tough Fire Season

    05/08/2002 9:37:17 AM PDT · by cogitator · 1 replies · 173+ views
    Governments Prepare for Tough Fire Season WASHINGTON, DC, May 7, 2002 (ENS) - Federal fire officials are predicting a severe wildland fire season this year across the nation. Wildland fire agencies, their partners and communities are getting prepared for the season ahead with the help of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). NIFC says that eight out of the nation's 11 geographic areas are experiencing above average fire risk, including Arizona, New Mexico, southern California, the southern areas of Utah and Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and the eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine. Lower than normal fire activity is...