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  • Ozone Hole Won't Heal Until 2070, NASA Finds

    12/14/2013 10:38:19 AM PST · by facedown · 54 replies
    Live Science via Yahoo News ^ | December 12, 2013 | Tia Ghose
    SAN FRANCISCO — The banning of ozone-depleting chemicals hasn't yet caused detectable improvements in the Antarctic ozone hole, new research suggests. Instead, changes in the South Pole's ozone hole from year-to-year are likely the result of natural variations in wind patterns, researchers said here Wednesday (Dec. 11) in a press conference at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The findings suggest that measuring the total size of the ozone hole says little about ozone depletion, and that it's misleading to use the hole's extent alone to measure environmental progress.
  • The Hobbit hole man who left his 9-to-5 life behind to survive on $5,000 year underground house

    10/14/2013 1:44:49 PM PDT · by Dysart · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-14-13 | Joshua Gardner
    Dan Price was once a successful but stressed out family man in Kentucky but left it all behind twenty years ago to live underground in the Oregon woods. He's the Hobbit hole man who walked away from the 9-to-5 life, dug himself a house under a horse pasture and he has never looked back. ‘When you get rid of things and you’re willing to have less, you’re given a gift of more,’ said Price as he sat in his 8-foot abode.Price once worked as a photojournalist to help support his wife and two young kids and to pay the family...
  • Art Imitating Life: Benghazi, Obama, and Kirk Douglas

    05/23/2013 7:26:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5-23-2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    Talk about art imitating life. I landed upon a classic movie while surfing TV channels. Kirk Douglas played a down-on-his-luck news reporter. When I began watching the movie, a man named Leo was trapped in a collapsed cave. Douglas managed to crawl within a few feet of Leo and was chatting with Leo, assuring the scared man that he would be rescued ASAP. But secretly, Douglas had other plans. Keeping Leo trapped for at least seven days could revive Douglas's career. He had exclusive access to Leo. Writing daily updates could produce tremendous financial rewards; it could land Douglas a...
  • Astrophysics: Fire in the hole! (Black hole firewalls, relativity vs. quantum mechanics)

    04/05/2013 5:46:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Nature ^ | 4/3/13 | Zeeya Merali
    n March 2012, Joseph Polchinski began to contemplate suicide — at least in mathematical form. A string theorist at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, California, Polchinski was pondering what would happen to an astronaut who dived into a black hole. Obviously, he would die. But how? According to the then-accepted account, he wouldn’t feel anything special at first, even when his fall took him through the black hole’s event horizon: the invisible boundary beyond which nothing can escape. But eventually — after hours, days or even weeks if the black hole was big enough — he...
  • Valerie Jarrett’s Radical Roots-the background of President Obama’s most trusted advisor

    11/14/2012 5:06:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 14, 2012 | John Perazzo
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Valerie Jarrett’s Radical RootsPosted By John Perazzo On November 14, 2012 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments It was recently revealed that for several months, President Obama’s closest and most trusted advisor, Valerie Jarrett, has been leading secret negotiations with representatives of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, in an effort to develop normalized relations between the U.S. and Iran. Hallmarks of such a relationship would include the commencement of direct airline flights between American cities and Tehran; the granting of entry permits for citizens of each country to visit the other;...
  • GM: Still $42B in the Hole

    07/26/2012 6:25:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/26/12 | Bill McMorris
    Despite President Barack Obama’s stories about a resurgent GM ready to repay its bailout tab, the automaker and its former bank still owe taxpayers nearly $42 billion, according to an inspector general’s report. GM owes $27 billion on the nearly $50 billion it received from the auto bailout and Ally Bank, the company’s lending arm, owes $14.7 billion of the $17.2 billion taxpayer-funded bailout it received. Obama has promoted the auto bailout as a success story, highlighting the manufacturing jobs it may have saved in swing states such as Ohio and Michigan. “I refused to turn my back on a...
  • 'Beatings', sniper nests and a punishment block called ‘The Hole’: Inside Scientology’s strict Sea

    07/03/2012 7:33:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/3/12 | Daniel Bates
    Members are banned from having children, are paid just $50 a week and can be punished for simply looking at somebody the wrong way by being thrown in ‘The Hole’ - two trailers set aside for punishment. It has been investigated by FBI agents looking into human trafficking and one member claimed he was locked in a ship’s hold for 18 hours a day with no food. Holmes is also said to have been alarmed at her daughter being pushed into an academy partly paid for by Will Smith which acts as a feeder to a school popular with Scientologists....
  • Every Black Hole Contains a New Universe: A physicist presents a solution to present-day cosmic..

    06/04/2012 1:01:23 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    Inside Science ^ | 5/17/12 | Nikodem Poplawski
    Inside Science Minds presents an ongoing series of guest columnists and personal perspectives presented by scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and others in the science community showcasing some of the most interesting ideas in science today.(ISM) -- Our universe may exist inside a black hole. This may sound strange, but it could actually be the best explanation of how the universe began, and what we observe today. It's a theory that has been explored over the past few decades by a small group of physicists including myself. Successful as it is, there are notable unsolved questions with the standard big bang theory,...
  • Man aces hole-in-one contest, but doesn't get paid

    05/15/2012 5:38:36 PM PDT · by rawhide · 14 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 5-15-12 | MATT GOURAS
    HELENA, Mont. — Troy Peissig's surprise at acing an $18,000 hole-in-one contest at a charity tournament has been replaced by bitter disappointment now that he hasn't been paid a dime nearly two years after making the 170-yard shot. Now state authorities are intervening, and issued an arrest warrant last week against the operator of an insurance company they say failed to pay up on a policy purchased by the Missoula tournament. Peissig, a scratch golfer, said it is a case of "how a good situation can go bad quickly." The Montana commissioner of securities and insurance said Kevin Kolenda of...
  • Mystery of the West Wing hole: Is Obama building a super-bunker under the White House?

    10/18/2011 10:57:48 AM PDT · by yorkie · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/18/11 | Daniel Bates
    It is a huge hole in one of the world's most famous gardens - but nobody knows what it is for. Workmen have torn up an enormous section of the lawn in front of the White House for a mysterious, top secret project. Official explanations have ranged from an update of the air conditioning system to something 'security' related. But that has not stopped speculation that the President is installing something else entirely - from a swimming pool to a spa.
  • UPDATE - Southwest Cancels 300 Flights After Emergency

    04/02/2011 12:50:50 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/02/11 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) said it expected to cancel 300 flights scheduled for Saturday to allow inspections of 79 aircraft from its Boeing 737 fleet, after one of its planes made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in the fuselage. Passengers aboard Southwest Flight 812 from Phoenix to Sacramento on Friday heard a loud noise and the hole appeared suddenly at about mid cabin, forcing the pilot to land at a military base in Yuma, Arizona. [Read more at link]
  • A Black Hole With the Mass of a Galaxy (as massive as 18 billion Suns)

    09/08/2010 3:05:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    Black-hole Located in the Cancer constellation about 3.5 billion light years away, an object dubbed OJ287 is part of a binary black hole system and produces a huge amount of light, fact that is usually associated with the formation of a new galaxy. Quasars mostly consist of a massive black hole, surrounded by a large accretion disk spinning around it, and are powered by the massive amounts of matter falling towards the black hole at its center. Although compacted into objects with a small size, during the feeding process quasars release enough energy to outshine an entire galaxy. OJ 287...
  • Americans following Obama

    08/18/2010 3:48:16 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Just for fun...
  • Obama says U.S. will dig itself out of economic hole (Not if all his policy changes take place)

    07/08/2010 2:09:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/8/10 | Alister Bull
    KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – President Barack Obama defended his handling of the U.S. economy and blasted Republicans on Thursday for "peddling snake oil" as he went on a two-day campaign swing for fellow Democrats before November's congressional elections. Obama has come under fire for bank and auto bailouts and a $787 billion stimulus package whose effectiveness is a subject of debate. He is under election-year pressure to reduce a 9.5 percent unemployment rate but said he was confident Americans would "dig ourselves out of this hole". "We've got a long way to go," Obama said at a Kansas City electric...
  • We The People must Plug the Damn Hole (vanity)

    06/25/2010 10:16:38 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Heart | June 25, 2010 | Eddie01
    Watching live as oil gushes into the Gulf and the epic destruction of beaches and fragile ecosystems now well underway, makes me physically ill. It makes me physically ill in the same way our Nation is being plundered by Obama, relegating all future generations to a life of servitude to a centralized authority. Communism is gushing uncontrollably over America destroying our Free Republic. We The People must Plug the Damn Hole in November 2010 and begin the clean up in 2012.
  • Oil Experts/Scientists Opinions Wanted (Vanity)

    06/10/2010 11:10:28 AM PDT · by Mama Shawna · 33 replies · 320+ views
    via e-mail
    Got this in an email, don't know what to think of it. Would appreciate comments. Did a search, couldn't find anything on it.
  • Oregon revenue drops sharply, rips $563 million hole in state budget (raise taxes, lose revenue)

    05/28/2010 7:56:10 AM PDT · by Ravi · 50 replies · 1,044+ views
    OR Live ^ | 5/25/10 | esteve
    SALEM -- Oregon’s stubbornly bad economy has left a huge hole in the state budget, distressed lawmakers learned today -- $563 million that must be cut from schools and other programs over the next year unless more money comes in. The figure was reported during the quarterly economic and revenue forecast, delivered minutes ago to a somber gathering of House and Senate revenue committees. The bad financial news means that either Gov. Ted Kulongoski or the Legislature must take steps to balance the current two-year budget, which
  • "Did you Plug The Hole Yet, Daddy?"

    05/27/2010 6:04:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,046+ views
    Breitbart.TV ^ | 5/27/10 | NBC
    Kids say the darnedest things.
  • My Bucket's Got A Hole In It-(MUST SEE!)

    03/23/2010 1:54:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies · 1,710+ views
    THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL.....IT IS GREAT!
  • Ozone Hole Healing Could Cause Further Climate Warming

    01/28/2010 11:50:05 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 32 replies · 718+ views
    http://www.sciencedaily.com ^ | Jan. 26, 2010 | University of Leeds
    Ozone hole healing could cause further climate warming
  • Doll Parts: Natasha Poly in V #63 (Strange Courtney Love Tribute)

    01/10/2010 4:40:39 PM PST · by Mister Ghost · 4 replies · 746+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jan 6th, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    You may be wondering why Russian Supermodel Natasha Poly looks uber-blond, a little bit spaced-out in a modelish way and is wearing doll legs and other doll parts on her head? Well, of course, there’s an answer for everything on the Internet these days, and Natasha is simply liberating her inner Hole for this Glen Luchford-shot tribute to Courtney Love in V #63.
  • First black hole for light created on Earth

    10/14/2009 11:23:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 1,157+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10/14/09 | Anil Ananthaswamy
    An electromagnetic "black holeMovie Camera" that sucks in surrounding light has been built for the first time. The device, which works at microwave frequencies, may soon be extended to trap visible light, leading to an entirely new way of harvesting solar energy to generate electricity. A theoretical design for a table-top black hole to trap light was proposed in a paper published earlier this year by Evgenii Narimanov and Alexander Kildishev of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Their idea was to mimic the properties of a cosmological black hole, whose intense gravity bends the surrounding space-time, causing any nearby...
  • Hole in sky spotted over Tampa Bay[Weather]

    11/26/2008 6:28:12 PM PST · by BGHater · 34 replies · 2,405+ views
    ABC Action News ^ | 25 Nov 2008 | John Thomas
    TAMPA BAY, FL -- It was an odd, but not oddly shaped, cloud formation and it caught the eye of many in the Bay area Monday morning. ABC Action News viewer Jerry Kessie grabbed his camera and snapped shots of the cumulus ringous and sent them to ABC Action News where we have posted them on our website. In fact our own photo journalist Scott Eason and Captain Al spotted the unidentified hole in the sky saying, "We had just landed the chopper after doing morning traffic. So we got out of the helicopter and looked up and it was...
  • Milky Way's black hole seen in new detail

    09/18/2008 2:02:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 7,755+ views
    ScienceNews ^ | 9/27/08 | Ron Cowen
    New radio wave observations are giving astronomers their closest look yet at the supermassive black hole believed to be lurking at the center of our galaxy. Reporting in the Sept. 4 Nature, a team has, for the first time, resolved features as small as the black hole’s event horizon — the gravitationally warped region from which nothing, not even light, can escape. “We have now entered a new era, one in which we can directly image structure at the event horizon of a black hole,” asserts Christopher Reynolds of the University of Maryland in College Park in a commentary accompanying...
  • Biggest black hole in the cosmos discovered (18 billion suns)

    01/10/2008 12:52:18 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 89 replies · 301+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1/10/08 | David Shiga
    The quasar OJ287 contains two black holes (this slightly dated illustration lists the larger black hole's mass as 17 billion Suns, though researchers now estimate it is 18 billion Suns). The smaller black hole crashes through a disc of material around the larger one twice every orbit, creating bright outbursts (Illustration: VISPA) The most massive known black hole in the universe has been discovered, weighing in with the mass of 18 billion Suns. Observing the orbit of a smaller black hole around this monster has allowed astronomers to test Einstein's theory of general relativity with stronger gravitational fields than ever...
  • 2007 Ozone Hole 'Smaller Than Usual'

    10/05/2007 7:35:25 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 754+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-4-2007 | European Space Agency
    European Space Agency Date: October 4, 2007 2007 Ozone Hole 'Smaller Than Usual' Science Daily — The ozone hole over Antarctica has shrunk 30 percent as compared to last year's record size. According to measurements made by ESA’s Envisat satellite, this year’s ozone loss peaked at 27.7 million tonnes, compared to the 2006 record ozone loss of 40 million tonnes. Ozone hole over Antarctica measured in September 2007 by Envisat. The ozone loss in 2007 peaked at 27.7 million tonnes, compared to the 2006 record ozone loss of 40 million tonnes. (Credit: KNMI - ESA) Ozone loss is derived by...
  • Politicians "Embarrassed" With Strippers At Golf Outing

    07/03/2007 7:08:02 PM PDT · by Socratic · 38 replies · 1,804+ views
    My Fox Toledo ^ | 7-3-2007 | Michelle Zepeda
    TOLEDO -- A golf outing for politicians left some embarrassed after they found out strippers were handing out drinks at the event. Days after the annual event, members of the Lucas County Democratic Party are calling for John Irish to resign and to clear the party's name. One participant said he saw a woman flash a group of golfers. Others at the fundraiser for the Democratic fundraiser said they didn't see any inappropriate acts. "When the word got out that these girls are strippers, it gave the party a black eye," said Clerk of Courts Bernie Quilter. "Every elected official...
  • CA: Budget Hole Gets Deeper (.. and the band plays on)

    06/07/2007 6:31:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 639+ views
    Capitol Notes / KQED ^ | 6/7/07 | John Myers
    When budget negotiations between legislative leaders and Governor Schwarzenegger begin, the red ink will be a little deeper than was projected only a few weeks ago. Earlier today, the governor's budget team sent word to legislative leaders that early receipts from the month of May show that state revenues for the year are now $764 million behind projections. The mark appears to have been missed the most on personal income tax revenues... where projections for the month of May, alone, were $407 million too optimistic. Granted, the deficit for next year is still projected to be smaller than it has...
  • Deep Hole Found on Mars

    06/06/2007 12:13:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,514+ views
    Space.com on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/07 | Leonard Davis
    A very dark spot on Mars could be an entrance to a deep hole or cavern, according to scientists studying imagery taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The geological oddity measures some 330 feet (100 meters) across and is located on an otherwise bright dusty lava plain to the northeast of Arsia Mons, one of the four giant Tharsis volcanoes on the red planet. The hole might be the sort of place that could support life or serve as a habitat for future astronauts, researchers speculated. Must be deep The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) used its High Resolution Imaging Science...
  • Astronomers zoom in on black hole during 'eclipse'

    04/16/2007 11:11:24 AM PDT · by bedolido · 2 replies · 336+ views
    space.newscientist.com ^ | 4-13-2007 | Stephen Battersby
    A speedy gas cloud has allowed astronomers to probe closer than ever before to a supermassive black hole, confirming ideas about how these formidable objects can generate vast quantities of X-rays and other radiation. The black hole is thought to lie at the heart of a galaxy called NGC 1365, around 60 million light years away. NGC 1365 is a relatively nearby example of a galaxy with an active nucleus – a small, intensely bright spot at its core. These active galactic nuclei are among the brightest objects in the universe.
  • The Hole In The Ground That Could Connect Africa With Europe

    04/09/2007 8:27:26 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 1,041+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-10-2007 | Fiona Govan
    The hole in the ground that could connect Africa with Europe By Fiona Govan Last Updated: 1:03am BST 10/04/2007 Laden with fishing gear Mohammed Ahrare strolled past a rusting scaffold frame rigged with weights and pulleys on a cliff-top outside Tangier and set up his rod at his favourite fishing spot. The 16-year-old tilted his head at the insignificant looking structure and said with a certain amount of pride: "That is a very important spot. From there they will build the tunnel that will link Morocco to Spain." He gazed wistfully across the choppy waters where the coast of Spain...
  • Kerry digs a deeper hole

    10/31/2006 4:03:25 PM PST · by MadIvan · 167 replies · 4,105+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 31, 2006 | Frank James
    Did John Kerry (D-Mass.) help himself in his Seattle news conference this afternoon to explain his astonishing remarks yesterday which sounded like an elitist shot at the intelligence of members of the U.S. military serving in Iraq? Short answer: no.An angry Kerry tried to give his supporters and Democrats something to fight back with when he said: “My statement yesterday, and the White House knows this full well, was a botched joke about the president and the president’s people, not about the troops. “… If anyone thinks that a veteran, someone like me who’s been fighting my entire career to...
  • Stone -Age Tools Dug Out Of 'Tiger Hole' (90,000-Years-Old)

    06/20/2006 2:24:31 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 1,163+ views
    Telegraph India ^ | 6-19-2006 | GS Mudur
    Stone-age tools dug out of ‘tiger hole’ G.S. MUDUR The ‘tiger hole’ that turned out to be a cave shelter; implements found by archaeologists. Telegraph pictures New Delhi, June 12: An assortment of stone-age tools buried in a cave in the western coastal district of Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri has provided the first evidence of a cave shelter of human ancestors on India’s coastline. What local village folk had shunned as a “tiger hole”, archaeologists from the Deccan College and Postgraduate Research Institute in Pune have shown was a shelter that preserved relics of ancient craftsmanship. “The shape and features of the...
  • Man Digs For Gold In Front Yard [Hole Is 60 Feet Deep]

    06/15/2006 10:38:42 PM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 88 replies · 2,280+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6-15-06 | NBC
    MONTCLAIR, Calif. -- A California man digging for gold in his front yard said he got "carried away" and ended up with a 60-foot-deep hole, authorities said. Norm Enrique, 63, bought a metal detector that he believed indicated there was gold in his yard, so he began digging near his front patio. He told authorities he only intended to go down three or four feet. Fire officials called to the scene Tuesday found two men hired by Enrique inside the unreinforced hole. They were using a bucket and rope to remove dirt. "We told him, 'You're done,"' said Montclair fire...
  • Pettersson constant at bizarre Memorial (sixth hole mistaken for port o potty)

    06/06/2006 1:59:59 PM PDT · by CharlieOK1 · 13 replies · 755+ views
    One day later, not much changed at the Memorial. Carl Pettersson had a one-shot lead, storm clouds gathered and players trudged off Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, knowing they would have to resume the third round at the crack of dawn.But yesterday was far from an ordinary day.Two players who had been disqualified Friday evening for leaving the course before play was suspended were allowed back into the tournament when officials decided they were given bad information.Jay Haas, the 52-year-old Senior PGA champion, played 33 holes because of the rain delays, tying a PGA Tour record by making his 590th...
  • Report: Ozone Hole May Disappear by 2050 (Algore the last to know...)

    05/20/2006 8:13:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 856+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/20/06
    Report: Ozone Hole May Disappear by 2050Sat May 20, 9:01 AM ET TOKYO - The ozone hole over the Antarctic is likely to begin contracting in the future and may disappear by 2050 because of a reduction in the release of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting gases, according to a team of Japanese scientists. The findings are based on a series of numerical simulations carried out by Eiji Akiyoshi of the National Institute for Environmental Studies, near Tokyo, using projected emissions of chlorofluorocarbons and other gases blamed for the ozone hole. According to a report posted Friday on the institute's Web...
  • CA: The budget hole

    01/21/2006 10:00:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 170+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 1/21/06 | Editorial
    The rule of holes says that when you're in one, stop digging. But as the state's legislative analyst pointed out earlier this month, Gov. Schwarzenegger takes the opposite approach in his budget proposal for 2006-07. Schwarzenegger's plans call for the state to spend $6.4 billion more than it will receive in revenue. Instead of closing the built-in gap between spending and income, the governor's budget would ratchet up ongoing spending by $2 billion, the analyst says. And that does not include nearly $1 billion in potential unbudgeted costs from lawsuits, salary negotiations and other liabilities. Only higher-than-expected revenue over the...
  • Cartoon: Al Qaeda's Ace in the Hole

    01/08/2006 11:31:36 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 1,881+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 1/9/06 | Cartoonist Gary Waltrip
  • Turin Medals Have Hole in the Middle

    11/30/2005 8:53:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 877+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/30/05 | AP
    TURIN, Italy - No, athletes at the Winter Games are not being rewarded with gold doughnuts — it just looks that way. The new medal design for the Olympics in Turin, unveiled Wednesday, features a hole in the center of the metal disc. While it may appear as though biathletes have been using them for target practice, the medals are actually meant to represent the open space of an Italian piazza, or city square. The medals have the Turin logo on one side and images from various sports and disciplines on the other. The red silk ribbon that goes around...
  • Motorist Plows Into Indy Law Office

    11/30/2005 11:05:31 AM PST · by Samwise · 21 replies · 651+ views
    Indy Channel ^ | 11/30/05
    INDIANAPOLIS -- An SUV plowed into a storefront in downtown Indianapolis late Wednesday morning. The SUV crashed into a building that houses the law offices of Mitchell, Hurst, Jacobs and Dick at Delaware and Washington streets. One person was injured, but the injuries were non-life-threatening. Police said approximately 35 people were in the building when the crash occurred. All of those people were uninjured. The intersection was closed while investigators cleaned up the scene.
  • DFU SONG: Good Ship Lollipop (the Sean Penn ship "Idiot" - the story is true)

    09/04/2005 10:51:01 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 983+ views
    DFU SONGS | 9-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP On Sean Penn's ship "Idiot"...he's in need of a new fix-it kit His camera crew...starts to sink and they don't know what to do On Sean Penn's ship "Idiot"...he has thrown a hissy fit His photo-op...suddenly has taken quite a ker-plop He used his red cup...nice red plastic cup To start scooping that water out The guy is a dolt...big dolt...of that there is not a doubt On Sean Penn's ship "Idiot"...he is taking a big ego hit It isn't cool...we laugh as he plays the fool On Sean Penn's ship "Idiot"...he is truly...
  • If I Dig a Very Deep Hole, Where Will I End Up? (Another stupid application for Google Maps...)

    09/03/2005 1:01:21 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 12 replies · 525+ views
    Dig To The Other Side ^ | 9/3/05 | Dig To The Other Side
    Well...I believe the majority of us end up in the Indian Ocean...Not even close to China...
  • Search for Leader Exacerbates NAACP Woes (IRS query & Kweisi Mfume resignation leave a hole)

    05/21/2005 8:05:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 542+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/21/05 | ERIN TEXEIRA
    Search for Leader Exacerbates NAACP Woes By ERIN TEXEIRA, AP National Writer Sat May 21, 5:35 PM ET AP Photo: Kweisi Mfume, left, president and chief executive officer of the NAACP, with Julian Bond, NAACP... Perennial worries about the effectiveness of the 96-year-old NAACP have been heightened recently by the ongoing search for a president to replace Kweisi Mfume, who resigned last year and has since been accused of giving preferential office treatment to an employee he was dating, creating a toxic work atmosphere. Add in financial worries and an IRS query into its nonprofit status after group leaders made...
  • Sea life 'killed by exploding star'

    04/11/2005 1:15:04 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 821+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 4/11/05 | Alok Jha
    A huge blast of radiation from an exploding star might have been behind one of the Earth's worst mass extinctions, some 450m years ago. In the latest issue of the Astrophysical Journal Letters, scientists argue that a gamma ray burst, the most powerful explosion that occurs in the universe, was responsible for the Ordovican mass extinction in which 60% of all marine invertebrates died. Gamma ray bursts are thought to be caused either when two neutron stars collide or when giant stars collapse into black holes at the end of their lives. For around 10 seconds, intense pulses of energy...
  • State Supreme Court throws out estate tax

    02/03/2005 2:09:08 PM PST · by vox_freedom · 25 replies · 928+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/3/2005 | Rachel La Corte
    OLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court threw out a Washington's estate tax today, causing a potential loss of $430 million over the next two years at a time when lawmakers are already facing a $1.8 billion spending gap. The unanimous decision by the nine-member court concluded that "when an estate has no federal estate tax, there is no obligation to pay any state estate tax." It ordered a refund of estate taxes collected from the Department of Revenue since Jan. 1, 2002. The refund could be as high as $150 million, said Mike Gowrylow, a spokesman for the state agency....
  • Neighbours' horror at patio hole

    02/01/2005 12:02:40 PM PST · by Ellesu · 30 replies · 1,629+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 02/01/05
    Householders in Yeovil say they fear their homes could slide into a huge hole dug by a neighbour. Linda and Kevin Twigg, and Monica Wills say they were not told about the hole until it was too late. Colin Vickers, removed 200 tons of earth from his back garden leaving his neighbours' homes teetering just two feet from the edge. Mr Vickers said: "The foundations are within the engineering parameters that I was told would be safe." Night work Ms Wills said: "We are very law abiding neighbours. We've always been fine with him. We were in horror of it,...
  • Judge returns daughter to Love

    01/14/2005 1:52:29 PM PST · by pissant · 2 replies · 211+ views
    News.com ^ | 1/15/05 | staff
    TROUBLED US diva Courtney Love had won back custody of her 12-year-old daughter, 15 months after the singer-actress's arrest on drugs charges, Love's lawyer said today. Frances Bean went home to her mother after a judge ruled on Monday that Love was making progress in emerging from more than a year of woes, her lawyer Howard Weitzman, said. "Courtney Love's daughter, Frances, has been returned to her after a judge indicated satisfaction in Ms Love's efforts to turn around her life and found it was in the best interests of mother and daughter to be reunited," Weitzman said. Love lost...
  • The black hole that cannot stop eating

    01/06/2005 8:33:19 PM PST · by holymoly · 34 replies · 1,908+ views
    FT.com ^ | January 7 2005 | Clive Cookson
    Astronomers have recorded the most powerful eruption of energy yet observed in the universe. It comes from a gigantic black hole, a billion times more massive than our sun, which is swallowing vast amounts of material from its surrounding galaxy. The eruption was discovered with the Chandra X-ray observatory operated by Nasa, the US space agency, and is reported in the journal Nature. Brian McNamara of Ohio University, the study leader, said he had previously observed vast cosmic bubbles of hot gas extending outward from "supermassive" black holes in distant galaxies, but "what literally almost knocked me off my chair...
  • Explorers find world's deepest hole

    08/10/2004 7:32:14 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 78 replies · 3,206+ views
    AP ^ | August 9,2004 | AP
    Explorers find world's deepest hole ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Cave explorers discovered a pit inside a mountain range in central Croatia believed to have the world's deepest subterranean vertical drop, at nearly 1,700 feet, a scientific institute reported Monday. The cave, in Croatia's mountainous Velebit region, has a steady, weaving descent of 203 feet before it takes a direct vertical plunge of 1,693 feet through the ground, said Ana Sutlovic Baksic, a researcher at the Velebit Speleological Society. The cave's widest stretch is about 100 feet.
  • Kerry tries to dig himself out of a hole (In Bunny Suit)

    07/28/2004 3:39:58 PM PDT · by Registered · 28 replies · 2,189+ views
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