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  • Israel hit by late season rain storms, flooding

    05/08/2014 4:30:20 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8MAY2014 | By SHARON UDASIN, BEN HARTMAN
    Several road closures due to flash flooding in the south and east of the country, heavy traffic in nearly all parts of the country; 70 tourists trapped by flooding in the Arava. Ending a five-day spell of intense heat and dry conditions, lightning illuminated Israeli skies, and heavy rains caused chaos. Rains poured all over the country on Wednesday night and Thursday, accompanied by isolated thunderstorms and unseasonable drops in temperatures, according to Israel Meteorological Services. The downpour led to flash floods and road closures across the South, sending police search and rescue teams scrambling to rescue stranded drivers. In...
  • Migrating planets caused meteor storm

    03/26/2013 3:29:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Migrating planets caused meteor stormMonday, 25 March 2013 Stuart GaryABC New research supports the theory of planetary migration sparking a massive meteor storm that rocked the inner solar system 3.9 billion years ago(Source: NASA) Related Stories Moon map reveals deeply fractured crust, Science Online, 06 Dec 2012Vesta a baby planet, not an asteroid, Science Online, 11 May 2012 Meteor storm Migration of giant gas planets such as Jupiter created the biggest meteor storm in our solar system's history, according to a new study. The research in the journal Nature Geoscience paints the clearest picture yet of the causes of the...
  • Cyber War Goes Heavy Metal New computer attack detected on Iran nuclear facility

    07/26/2012 5:34:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/26/12 | Bill Gertz
    Computer systems at Iran’s nuclear facilities were attacked recently by a new worm that forced some workstations to randomly play the heavy metal rock song Thunderstruck, U.S. officials said. The computer attack followed several U.S.- and Israeli-origin virtual strikes on Iran’s illicit nuclear program that involved the insertion of malicious software into Iranian industrial control networks. Those attacks were carried out under the code names Stuxnet and Flame. The latest attack took place about a week ago and was discovered after an Iranian scientist revealed it in emails sent to a Finnish computer security expert asking for assistance in countering...
  • Heavy liability could sink small oil drillers

    07/25/2010 11:43:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    washington times ^ | 7/25/10 | Patrice Hill
    One of the biggest of the big oil companies may be responsible for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, but Washington's response to the BP PLC spill would give an advantage to such major oil companies while threatening to put their small competitors out of business. Energy legislation that Senate leaders said they may take up this week would sharply raise or eliminate a $75 million cap on oil company liability for economic damage from spills — a change that poses no great threat to giants like BP, which is setting aside $10 billion out of its huge profits...
  • NYC's Times Square down to 1 homeless man

    03/29/2010 1:39:19 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies · 1,342+ views
    upi ^ | March. 29, 2010
    NEW YORK, March 29 (UPI) -- A homeless man known only as "Heavy" is the last habitually homeless man hanging out in New York City's Time Square, social workers say. Social agencies and charities have been working years to empty the streets around what is arguably a U.S. symbol of good times. By 2005, they were down to 55 homeless people and the number fell to seven in 2009. Now there is just Heavy, The New York Times reported Monday. He's spent decades in Times Square, always passing up offers of housing and declining to reveal anything about himself. Those...
  • Snow Likely Along the I-70 Corridor, Heavy Snow Possible

    02/02/2010 10:48:09 AM PST · by dopplerdale · 7 replies · 639+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 02/02/10 | Dale Bader
    In my last post I commented on how the possibility existed for a near repeat performance for portions of the Southeast with more wintry precipitation late this week into the start of the weekend. Well, I am not as convinced anymore and it appears a double-barreled low will set up with one heading up from the Gulf Coast into the Ohio Valley while another will spin up off the northeastern Florida coast and head northward.
  • Skills for Life: Iraqis Graduate Heavy Equipment Operator’s Course

    03/07/2009 8:40:14 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 357+ views
    An Iraqi student dances with an Iraqi flag during graduation from a Heavy Equipment Operator's Course funded by the Coalition at the Adl Sports Center in Kadamiyah, March 5. Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. BAGHDAD — There was a large celebration March 5 at the Adl Sports Center in Kadamiyah, where 150 Iraqi students graduated from a Heavy Equipment Operator's Course that began Dec. 4. These students are the first to graduate from the course, said the contracting officer representative for the project, 1st Lt. Justin Casey.  “They learned to operate dump trucks, street sweepers,...
  • Scientists Discover New Heavy Element

    12/08/2008 9:02:29 PM PST · by QenBirQeni · 21 replies · 901+ views
    disaboom.com ^ | 2008-11-25 | Unknown
    The Heaviest Element Known to Science Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.z Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would...
  • Death Magnetic -- Metallica Gives You Heavy!

    09/05/2008 8:12:02 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 48 replies · 262+ views
    My ears | 09/05/08 | Me
    Death Magnetic, the new Metallica album hitting stores next Friday, September 12th has been partially released by Metallica on their web site. 6 songs are available out of the 10. You can click here to listen to them. I highly recommend "All Nightmare Long", "Cyanide", and "My Apocalypse" of the 6 available to be the first you listen to. I however have heard the entire album. They held back some killers. Like the 1st track, "That Was Just Your Life". Killer and heavy. The days of St. Anger are long gone. So give a listen to those available, especially the...
  • Heavy fighting breaks out in north Lebanon (Tripoli)

    05/12/2008 8:29:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 183+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/12/08 | Bassem Mroue - ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Heavy fighting broke out Monday between government supporters and opponents in Lebanon's second-largest city, where the two sides battled with rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and mortars, security officials and residents said. Residents said they heard strong explosions reverberating through Tripoli. At least six people were wounded, security officials said. The fighting had stopped Sunday morning after Lebanese troops deployed between the two sides, then flared again Monday after soldiers pulled back when the situation calmed. The fresh clashes erupted when pro-government forces thought opponents gathering for a funeral in a nearby neighborhood were preparing a new...
  • Heavy Rain Can Trigger Earthquake

    02/25/2008 3:39:42 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 662+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2-25-2008 | Catherine Brahic
    Heavy rain can trigger earthquakes 13:44 25 February 2008 NewScientist.com news service Catherine Brahic The rain-induced tremors occurred in karst landscape. This forms a distinctive topography of soft carbonate rock, such as limestone, riddled with deep channels and caves in which water pressure could build Huge downpours of rain can trigger earthquakes in landscapes riddled with caves and channels by increasing pressure within underlying rock, suggests a new study. It was already known that rainfall could cause tremors, but the amount of water needed is much more than previously thought, says Steve Miller, a geologist at the University of Bonn,...
  • Ape To Human: Walking Upright May Have Protected Heavy Human Babies

    12/17/2007 1:50:35 PM PST · by blam · 51 replies · 696+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-17-2007 | Springer.
    Ape To Human: Walking Upright May Have Protected Heavy Human BabiesFor safety, all nonhuman primates carry their young clinging to their fur from birth, and species survival depends on it. (Credit: iStockphoto/Graeme Purdy) ScienceDaily (Dec. 17, 2007) — The transition from apes to humans may have been partially triggered by the need to stand on two legs, in order to safely carry heavier babies. This theory of species evolution presented by Lia Amaral from the University of São Paulo in Brazil has just been published online in Springer’s journal, Naturwissenschaften. For safety, all nonhuman primates carry their young clinging to...
  • Obesity is 'deadlier than smoking' and can knock 13 years off your life

    10/16/2007 9:08:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 1,227+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2007 | Daniel Martin
    Obesity is more dangerous than smoking and will dramatically shorten the lives of millions, a landmark study has found. While smoking reduces life by an average of ten years, the research says being seriously overweight can cut life expectancy by as much as 13 years. The Foresight report, written by 250 leading scientists, says Britain's obesity crisis is so severe that it would take at least 30 years to reverse. If current trends continue, by 2050 about 60 per cent of men, 50 per cent of women and 25 per cent of children in the UK will be clinically obese...
  • Law Targeting Investors in Iran Advances in US Congress

    08/01/2007 1:49:19 AM PDT · by familyop · 258+ views
    VOA News ^ | 31JUL07 | VOA News
    Arak heavy water production facility in Arak, Iran (file photo) The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill to increase pressure on investors in Iran's energy sector.The bill requires the naming of foreign companies with more than $20 million invested in Iran's energy sector.  It also offers protection to private investment managers and state and federal pension funds that divest from companies on the list.The measure passed by a vote of 480 to six.  Democratic representative Brad Sherman says the bill is aimed at changing the behavior of those who still invest in Iran, which the U.S....
  • Heavy fighting resumes in Lebanon (at Nahr el-Bared refugee camp)

    05/31/2007 10:49:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 414+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/07 | AP
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Heavy fighting resumed Friday between the Lebanese army and Islamic militants at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon. Tanks could be seen moving down the streets outside the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp as heavy shelling could be heard in the background, according to an AP Television News crew at the scene. Plumes of smoke rose out of the camp where Fatah Islam militants have been holed up in a 13-day siege by the Lebanese army. This is a breaking news update. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) —...
  • Turnout heavy for Iranian elections

    12/15/2006 8:47:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 427+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/06 | Nasser Karimi - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranians turned out in heavy numbers Friday for local council elections that could be a gauge of popular dissatisfaction with hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and liberals' potential to rebuild their suppressed movement. Farideh Borna, a student, said she voted for a "pro-Ahmadinejad" slate of candidates because "I wanted to help him to fulfill his promises." But Ahmadinejad was expected to lose the support of fellow conservatives who feel he has spent too much time confronting the West and failed to deal with Iran's struggling economy. Independent observers said the turnout appeared to be higher than in previous...
  • Superheavy element 118 is discovered

    10/16/2006 6:10:03 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 56 replies · 2,098+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 10/16/06 | UPI
    LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. and Russian scientists say they have discovered the newest superheavy element -- element 118. The researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia made the announcement Monday. In experiments conducted at the JINR U400 cyclotron from February-June 2005, the researchers said they observed atomic decay patterns, or chains, that establish the existence of element 118. In these decay chains, previously observed element 116 is produced via the alpha decay of element 118. Element 118 is expected to be a noble...
  • Heavy Metals May Be Implicated In Autism

    05/30/2006 3:10:17 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 1,391+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-30-2006
    Heavy metals may be implicated in autism 30 May 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. URINE samples from hundreds of French children have yielded evidence for a link between autism and exposure to heavy metals. If validated, the findings might mean some cases of autism could be treated with drugs that purge the body of heavy metals. Samples from children with autism contained abnormally high levels of a family of proteins called porphyrins, which are precursors in the production of haem, the oxygen-carrying component in haemoglobin. Heavy metals block haem production, causing porphyrins to accumulate in urine. Concentrations of one...
  • EPA: Montana, Wyoming among states with cleanest air

    03/26/2006 12:04:05 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies · 705+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 22, 2006 | Associated Press
    New Yorkers and Californians breathe in the dirtiest air in the nation and face higher cancer risks than the rest of the nation, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Oregon, Washington, D.C. and New Jersey had the third, fourth and fifth worst air in the nation, respectively, the EPA said. Rural residents of Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana breathed the cleanest air. New York's cancer risk is estimated to be 68 residents per million. In California, the risk is 66 residents per million.
  • Heavy metal displayed at auto show

    01/26/2006 4:53:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 860+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 26, 2006 | John Reese
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 26, 2006) Amidst the 800 shiny new cars at the 2006 Washington D.C. Auto Show, the Stryker stands out like a sturdy green oak in a flower garden. “We’re here in support of recruiting command and basically to show the taxpayers what they’re getting for their money,” said Randall R. Rankin, spokesperson for the Stryker display. “It’s big, it’s green, it’s got a gun on it, and it draws a crowd.” The purpose of the display is to showcase the Army’s newest capabilities, the Stryker family of vehicles being one of the newer vehicles in...
  • New Heavy Lift Helicopter Starts Development

    01/09/2006 4:48:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 684+ views
    TransFormation DoD ^ | Jan 9, 2005 | U.S. Marine Corps Press Release
    NAVAIR PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Jan. 9, 2006 – A new heavy lift helicopter is now officially in the pipeline for the Marine Corps following a Dec. 22, 2005 decision by the Honorable. Kenneth R. Krieg, under secretary of defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to authorize the Heavy Lift Replacement program here to begin a $4.4 billion development program for the aircraft. A "Cost Plus Award Fee" contract for the System Development and Demonstration phase, estimated to be approximately $2.9 billion, is expected to be signed with Sikorsky in March 2006. An Initial System Development and Demonstration contract worth $8.8...
  • Airlifters Shoulder Heavy Burdens for Iraqi Freedom

    01/03/2006 4:01:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 168+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 3, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    NEAR CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait, Jan. 3, 2006 – The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing at an air base near here has broken some records in support of American forces in Iraq. "We moved our millionth troop this last November," wing commander Air Force Col. Tim Hale said Jan. 2. The 386th is the primary airlift hub for Operation Iraqi Freedom. It averages moving 3,000 to 3,500 troops a day into and out of Iraq, he added, including either deploying and redeploying them or ferrying them to and from to rest and recuperation leave. Most of these troops are going into and...
  • Heavy drinking may harm male hormones, sperm

    10/27/2005 11:37:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies · 2,333+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/05 | Amy Norton - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Problem drinking may dampen both a man's sex life and his chances of having children, according to a new study. Researchers in India found that men being treated for alcoholism had lower testosterone levels and more sperm abnormalities than non-drinkers did. They also had a far higher rate of erectile dysfunction (ED) - 71 percent, versus 7 percent of abstainers. Some past studies have suggested that heavy drinking can take a toll on men's reproductive health. One recent study found that couples had a higher miscarriage risk if the man had consumed 10 or more...
  • Saving tiny delta fish carries heavy price tag, report says

    10/19/2005 6:37:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 577+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/19/05 | Don Thompson - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Saving the endangered delta smelt, a tiny fish considered a key indicator of the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a report to be released Thursday. The price tag includes projects that also could aid other troubled species and the overall ecology of the delta, which provides drinking water to more than 70 percent of Californians. This summer, scientists said the delta smelt population had fallen to its lowest level since scientific measurements began in 1959. Three other bellwether fish populations also are at record or near-record...
  • Woman, 8 Children Inside As Gunmen Burst into Home. (Stupid Criminal And Fat Perp Alert!)

    10/05/2005 3:30:33 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 34 replies · 4,572+ views
    NBC4.i (WCMH-TV4) ^ | 5 October 2005 | NBC4 Staff
    Woman, 8 Children Inside As Gunmen Burst Into Home UPDATED: 5:58 pm EDT October 5, 2005 ASHVILLE, Ohio -- Three men were taken into custody early Wednesday after they allegedly broke into a home and held a woman at gunpoint. A woman and eight children were inside the Ashville Pike home when the heavily armed men barged in, NBC 4's Mike Bowersock reported. A 17-year-old girl walked downstairs and discovered a man she didn't know talking to her sister-in-law. She thought something was wrong and called the sheriff's department, Bowersock reported. "One of the children in the house called us...
  • 'Iron Fist' Comes Down Heavy on Terrorists

    10/03/2005 4:34:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 549+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 3, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2005 – The second day of Operation Kabda Bil Hadid, or "Iron Fist," resulted in successful engagements against terrorists in and around Sadah, about 12 kilometers east of the Syrian border, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported Oct. 2. The effort continues with a force of about 1,000 Marines, soldiers and sailors from Regimental Combat Team 2. That force engaged seven terrorists west of Sadah with Marine aircraft at about 11:45 a.m., officials said. Four terrorists were killed and the others fled into a nearby building. When the terrorists began firing, aviation assets were again called in, and...
  • Katrina takes heavy toll at Keesler

    08/31/2005 6:08:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 1,523+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | Louis A. Arana-Barradas
    SAN ANTONIO -- Hurricane Katrina smashed “a good 95 percent” of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., turning it into a pile of debris and mud, said a base spokesperson. Lt. Col. Claudia Foss, 81st Training Wing public affairs officer, said water surges from the Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of Biloxi reached depths of five to six feet at times. “Whether it was five feet, one foot or a few inches, at one point everything was covered with bay or Gulf water,” she said. Fortunately, there have been no reports of people killed or injured at Keesler, she said....
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • CA: Stones too heavy for Parra? (.. but what about leaving no stone unturned, Nicole? ShmelleyGate)

    01/09/2005 8:27:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 296+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/9/05 | Op/Ed
    When Kern's Democrat Assemblywoman Nicole Parra said "no stone would be left unturned" in her committee's investigation of scandal-plagued Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, she must have meant only the light stones. Next week's hearing by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee seems destined to fall short of Parra's pledge to hold Democrat Shelley accountable for his management of millions of federal Help America Vote Act dollars. A review by the state auditor concluded Shelley's management of federal voter outreach and election reform funds was inept and much of the money was used to promote Democrat election efforts. Shelley also is...
  • Herbal Remedies Found to Contain Toxic Heavy Metals

    12/21/2004 4:11:10 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 56 replies · 3,707+ views
    Scientific American.Com ^ | December 2005 | staff
    Some herbal remedies may do more harm than good. Researchers writing today in the Journal of the American Medical Association report that 20 percent of herbal medicine products sampled contained dangerous levels of heavy metals. Unlike prescription drugs, herbal medicine products can be sold as dietary supplements, which are not required to undergo rigorous testing before entering the marketplace. Indeed, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) does not require proof of safety or efficacy. Robert B. Saper, now at Boston University's School of Medicine, and his colleagues purchased imported Ayurvedic herbal medicine products from stores near Boston's city...
  • Elizabeth Edwards back on Fox's Greta show (she had threatened to cancel after Cavuto's comments)

    11/01/2004 6:18:53 PM PST · by Cableguy · 53 replies · 547+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/1/04
    It's a furious fight to the finish and the White House is on the line. What are the campaign's last-minute plans? We'll be joined by Elizabeth Edwards (search), wife of vice presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards, and Liz Cheney (search), senior adviser on the Bush-Cheney campaign and daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney.
  • Abrams Tank Still Far From Retirement (Army Future Force)

    10/01/2004 11:59:26 AM PDT · by SLB · 34 replies · 1,608+ views
    National Defense | October 2004 | Roxana Tiron
    The battle-tested Abrams tank is poised to remain in service for at least 25 more years, or until the Army is certain that it has an adequate replacement. The tank will stay in the Army, "until we are convinced that the Future Combat Systems is going to give us better lethality," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker. Abrams tanks will be upgraded not only so they can stay relevant for many more years but also so they can be used as test platforms for FCS, Schoomaker told National Defense following a hearing of the House Armed Services...
  • Heavy Security Protects Michael Moore at Convention

    08/30/2004 10:06:45 PM PDT · by Cedar · 40 replies · 976+ views
    Heavy Security Protects Michael Moore at Convention Michael Moore is so threatened by those warlike Republicans that he is hanging out at the GOP convention with a bevy of security guards. Editor & Publisher reported that "the biggest commotion at the Republican National Convention Monday night occurred just before 10 pm with the entrance of anti-Bush filmmaker Michael Moore, who was repeatedly halted by security attempting to reach his reserved press seat in section #340 near the side of the stage. Moore is writing a daily column this week for USA Today." Moore's timing could not have been better. Soon...
  • Fat is fabulous, insist anti-diet protesters

    08/07/2004 10:23:23 PM PDT · by familyop · 74 replies · 1,945+ views
    The Observer, Guardian ^ | 8AUG04 | Paul Harris
    The woman in the yellow shirt stood up and told of her life-long struggle against being fat, a fight that she had clearly lost. She was enormous. 'Every time I dieted I ended up larger,' she said as she broke into tears, 'If I were anorexic or bulimic, I would get sympathy. It is so frustrating.' She was applauded by 100 other very fat men and women. 'Here, you are in an island of sanity,' said Professor Paul Campos, author of The Obesity Myth and speaker at this annual meeting of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (Naafa) -...
  • Hollywood Backlash Continues

    07/20/2004 10:06:51 AM PDT · by walford · 64 replies · 3,362+ views
    Utopia Unmasked ^ | William R Alford
    Hollywood Backlash Continuesby William R Alford - July. 20, 2004 Certain entertainment industry figures are having a tough time going beyond their qualifications by engaging in political discourse. 1970s diva Linda Ronstadt was recently booed off the stage for casting filmmaker Michael Moore as a truth-spreading “patriot” and encouraging the audience to see Fahrenheit 9/11. Las Vegas’ Aladdin Hotel president Bill Timmins reportedly had Ronstadt summarily ejected from her quarters for having “spoiled a lovely evening for our guests” by needlessly causing “all bedlam” to break loose. [Note: there were no fires, looting, brawling, etc. – these were not...
  • Heavy protests expected during Bush visit to Seattle

    08/20/2003 6:59:59 AM PDT · by bedolido · 9 replies · 195+ views
    KING Staff Reports ^ | 08/20/03 | Staff Writer
    SEATTLE – President Bush is coming to Western Washington on Friday. He is expected to get a lot of support during a fundraiser, but he will also get a lot of grief from protestors. A lot of energy is being generated by critics of the president, who is paying his first visit to Washington state since he became president. Environmentalists, peace activists and Democrats are gearing up for a mighty protest. Protests are planned for midday Friday in Bellevue and Seattle. State Democrats and the machinists and metal trades unions will rally at Bellevue's Crossroads Park. Then they plan to...
  • Plan to confiscate Iraqi weapons may victimize innocent civilians,

    05/26/2003 6:08:54 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 430+ views
    libertarian party ^ | 5.23.03 | libertarian party
    WASHINGTON, DC -- An allied military plan to confiscate weapons in Iraq may destabilize the nation further by giving the green light to street thugs and Baath Party loyalists who are terrorizing innocent civilians, says the Libertarian Party. "Imposing this gun grab is like declaring war on Iraq for a second time," said Geoffrey Neale, Libertarian Party chairman. "How many innocent men, women and children will be kidnapped, robbed or murdered because their U.S. 'protectors' turned self-defense into a crime?" Iraqi citizens will be forced to surrender their heavy weapons under a proclamation expected this week from U.S. and British...
  • U.S. Forces Raid Baghdad

    04/05/2003 1:29:53 PM PST · by formercalifornian · 3 replies · 219+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 5, 2003 | BBC
    US tanks and armoured vehicles have launched their first raid into Baghdad city - and fought skirmishes with Iraq's elite Special Republican Guard, US officials say. Two task forces went up to the Tigris river from the southern outskirts of the city before moving west towards the airport, Major General Victor Renuart told a news briefing at US central command in Doha, Qatar. General Renuart said the intention was to indicate to the Iraqi leader that coalition forces could move in and out of Baghdad whenever they wished. Earlier, a US spokesman described the operation as the beginning of "rolling...
  • Saddam's Army Retreats To Mosul With Heavy Losses

    04/02/2003 5:27:04 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 236+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-3-2003 | Patrick Cockburn
    Saddam's army retreats to Mosul with heavy losses By Patrick Cockburn near Mosul, northern Iraq 03 April 2003 The Iraqi army's northern front began to collapse yesterday as troops pulled back in confusion to the city of Mosul after suffering heavy losses from US air strikes and fighting with Kurdish militia. Sarbast Babiri, a Kurdish commander, smiled triumphantly as his men, many wearing captured Iraqi helmets, milled around him. "The Iraqi army has withdrawn to positions nine kilometres north of Mosul. They left behind heavy machine-guns, rocket launchers, food and many dead bodies," he said. The crumbling of the northern...
  • 4th Infantry weeks away from entering war

    04/01/2003 1:22:46 PM PST · by jwalburg · 40 replies · 194+ views
    AP Wire/Aberdeen American News ^ | April 1, 2003 | BURT HERMAN
    SHUAIBA PORT, Kuwait - The U.S. Army's most lethal and modern heavy division is weeks away from joining the fight in Iraq, a top division officer said Tuesday. The first three ships carrying the 4th Infantry Division's equipment - a force that will encompass more than 30,000 troops, 500 armored vehicles and 18 attack helicopters - arrived Tuesday in this Kuwaiti port for unloading. A total of 30 ships carrying some of the world's most sophisticated military hardware will arrive in the coming days, but it won't face immediate battle: The port can handle only five ships at a time,...
  • Very Heavy Pot Use Clouds Mental Function: Study

    11/29/2002 2:18:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 89 replies · 1,198+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/29/02 | Very Heavy Pot Use Clouds Mental Function: Study
    Very Heavy Pot Use Clouds Mental Function: Study 1 hour, 58 minutes ago By Dana Frisch NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who smoked unusually large amounts of marijuana performed worse on tests of mental function than their peers who smoked less pot, even after a 30-day abstinence period, according to a new report. Heavy users performed worse on 69% of the 35 tasks than light users, though their performances were not "clinically abnormal," the researchers found. The 22 participants were admitted to hospital during the course of the study and submitted to random urine tests to ensure they remained...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 7-12-02

    07/12/2002 4:31:41 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 19 replies · 350+ views
    NASA ^ | 7-12-02 | 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 July 12 Recycling Cassiopeia A Credit: R. Fesen (Dartmouth) and J. Morse (CASA, U. Colorado), Hubble Heritage Team, NASA Explanation: For billions of years, massive stars in our Milky Way Galaxy have lived spectacular lives. Collapsing from vast cosmic clouds, their nuclear furnaces ignite and create heavy elements in their cores. After a few million years, the enriched material is blasted back into interstellar space where star...
  • India, Pakistan Trade Heavy Fire, Tensions High

    05/20/2002 6:33:14 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 476+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 5-20-2002 | Penny McRae
    India, Pakistan Trade Heavy Fire, Tension High Mon May 20, 5:14 AM ET By Penny MacRae NEW DELHI. India (Reuters) - Indian and Pakistani forces traded fire across their frontier for a fourth day Monday raising fresh fears hostility between the nuclear-armed neighbors could drag them into war. Financial markets in both countries were badly hit by war fears but despite signs India was preparing for conflict, most analysts said New Delhi was likely to exhaust all diplomatic channels before taking a military option. India Sunday streamlined its armed forces' command by putting paramilitary border forces under army control and...