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  • Huge 'Beast' Asteroid to Fly By Earth Soon, Live Webcast Today (Video)

    06/05/2014 4:26:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/5/14 | Megan Gannon - Space.com
    A newfound huge asteroid, nicknamed "The Beast," is expected zoom by Earth this weekend, and you can get a sneak preview of the space rock flyby today (June 5). The asteroid 2014 HQ124, which is the size of a football stadium, poses no chance of hitting Earth in its flyby on Sunday (June 8), and will pass by at a range of three times the distance between the Earth-moon on Sunday (June 8). It was discovered on April 23 by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, a sky-mapping space telescope. This afternoon, the online Slooh community observatory will host a live...
  • NSA Paid a Huge Security Firm $10 Million to Keep Encryption Weak

    12/20/2013 4:16:47 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 99 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 20 dec 2013 | Gizmodo
    Reuters reports that the NSA paid massive computer security firm RSA $10 million to promote a flawed encryption system so that the surveillance organization could wiggle its way around security. In other words, the NSA bribed the firm to leave the back door to computers all over the world open. Thanks to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, we already knew the NSA played a central role in promoting a flawed formula for generating random numbers, which if used in encryption, essentially gives the spies easy access to computing systems. A piece of RSA software, bSafe, became the most significant vector...
  • Mystery of Huge Asteroid Vesta's Formation Deepens

    11/07/2013 8:26:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | November 06, 2013 01:00pm ET | Charles Q. Choi,
    | The discovery of mysterious rocks on the brightest large asteroid in the solar system, Vesta, deepens the mystery surrounding the huge object's origins, researchers say. Vesta is the second-largest asteroid in the solar system. The 330-mile-wide (530-kilometer) protoplanet is also the brightest large asteroid, with a surface about three times more luminous than Earth's moon.
  • Obamacare Didn’t Fail – It’s a Huge Success

    10/24/2013 10:12:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/24/13 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Republican politicians call Obamacare a train wreck and a failure. Wayne Root shows why that isn’t true. Obamacare isn’t an accident. Nor is Obama incompetent. He is brilliant. And Obamacare is a success – if you understand Obama’s goals. Watch Wayne expose the shocking truth:
  • Huge fire rages at Kenya's Nairobi international airport

    08/07/2013 1:08:09 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 14 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 07 Aug 2013 | Mike Pflanz
    A huge fire destroyed a large part of Nairobi’s international airport early on Wednesday, closing East Africa's most important transport hub with dozens of high-season holiday flights diverted and disruption expected to last days. It is the 15th anniversary of al-Qaeda attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania but officials said there was no immediate indication the fire was caused by a bomb or a deliberate act. The Kenya Red Cross said that there were no reports of casualties.
  • Huge Sunspot Facing the Earth: Watch It Live Today

    07/09/2013 11:14:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 39 replies
    Space.com ^ | 7/9/13
    Editor's Note: Today's live webcast of the sun has been delayed one hour to 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) due to cloud cover at the observing site. A huge sunspot 11 times the size of Earth is facing our planet now and you can see live telescope views of the solar behemoth in a skywatching webcast today. The giant sunspot AR1785 will star in a free webcast by the online skywatching website Slooh Space Camera Tuesday (July 9) at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) and last about 25 minutes. You can watch the sunspot webcast live on SPACE.com, courtesy...
  • Huge waves hit Chile and Peru

    07/07/2013 1:50:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 54 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, July 5, 2013 | Reged Ahmad reports
    Waves as high as 7m (22 ft) have hit parts of Chile and coastal areas are on alert as high winds and tidal currents sweep across parts of South America's coast. Footage showed huge waves surging onto the streets of Antofagasta in Chile where at least one injury was reported following the dangerous weather. In Peru, parts of the country's coastline were hit with waves as big as 5m (16 ft) and the weather caused flooded streets in the seaside city of Chimbote.
  • Hughly Silly Vanity

    08/28/2012 8:40:04 AM PDT · by whattajoke · 14 replies
    This is stupid, but I can't help myself from posting it. Apparently a town near me had a recent Hugh success."Big weekend of celebration was a hugh success!" One can't help but wonder if the writer is a Freeper just being funny.
  • Eric Holder Subpoenaed Over Operation Fast and Furious

    10/12/2011 1:20:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    "Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged," said Chairman Issa. "The documents this subpoena demands will provide answers to questions that Justice officials have tried to avoid since this investigation began eight months ago. It's time we know the whole truth." The House Oversight Committee has officially delivered a subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting documentation from the Obama Justice Department about Operation Fast and Furious. The subpoena requests the following documents and communications in unredacted form and includes a request for communications between the...
  • Huge NYC Union March Set to Spotlight Occupy Wall Street Protest

    10/04/2011 4:39:47 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 54 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Oct 4, 2011 | Mike Hall
    New York area union members will join an expected several thousand labor activists and supporters tomorrow in a Wall Street march and rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.The grassroots-grown protest is now in its third week, with a diverse array of people from across the country camping out in the heart of the financial district to demand Wall Street is held accountable for the schemes and reckless games that led to the nation’s economic collapse.The mostly young Occupy Wall Street protesters are “speaking for the vast majority of Americans who are frustrated by the bankers and brokers who have...
  • Law gives huge pension perks to union leaders (The Chicago way...)

    09/21/2011 8:19:52 AM PDT · by Kozel89 · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sept 21, 2011 | Jason Grotto
    All it took to give nearly two dozen labor leaders from Chicago a windfall worth millions was a few tweaks to a handful of sentences in the state's lengthy pension code. The changes became law with no public debate among state legislators and, more importantly, no cost analysis. Twenty years later, 23 retired union officials from Chicago stand to collect about $56 million from two ailing city pension funds thanks to the changes...
  • China Masking Huge Military Buildup

    04/05/2011 3:56:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/5/11 | Robert Maginnis
    Red Alert: China is sending misleading messages about its massive military buildup. Last week China’s Communist regime published the every-second-year edition of its defense white paper, “China’s National Defense in 2010,” which claims to promote transparency in its defense planning and deepen international trust, and asserts that its security policy is defensive in nature. But the paper’s messages are not supported by the facts. Consider five of the many misleading messages imbedded in the 30-page defense white paper. First, “China attaches great importance to military transparency,” the paper claims. The Pentagon takes issue with that view in a report, stating,...
  • Citigroup Gets Huge New $38 Billion Bailout, Wiping Out All Of The Taxpayer's "Profits" (Dec. 2009)

    01/31/2011 8:47:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    business insider ^ | Dec. 16, 2009 | Joe Weisenthal
    The Treasury may have made some silly paper "profit" on its bailout of Citigroup (C) but the taxpayer may not get much of anything. The Washington Post reports that as part of the bank's TARP payback agreement, it's quietly been given a $38 billion tax break by the IRS. Seriously. The Internal Revenue Service on Friday issued an exception to long-standing tax rules for the benefit of Citigroup and a few other companies partially owned by the government. As a result, Citigroup will be allowed to retain billions of dollars worth of tax breaks that otherwise would decline in value...
  • Living large: Home going up in Highlandville to be one of country’s largest.

    01/16/2011 3:20:36 PM PST · by FromLori · 12 replies
    CC Headliner ^ | 1/12/11 | Brady Brite
    The stretch of U.S. 65 between Ozark and Branson has some of the Ozarks’ most impressive scenery. There are lush, rolling hills, distant horizons and, if you look east, one of the biggest homes in the United States. A house currently under construction near Highlandville spans almost a full acre from wall to wall, on a 500-acre site. The ambitious project, nearly three years in and barely at the first floor, totals 72,000 square feet. Putting that figure in perspective might require a few comparisons. According to the Census Bureau, the average new home size over the last five years...
  • Intel posts three billion dollar quarterly net profit

    10/12/2010 6:10:11 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 12, 2010 | Yahoo News
    NEW YORK (AFP) – US computer chip giant Intel posted a quarterly net profit of nearly three billion dollars on Tuesday and record revenue of more than 11 billion dollars. The Santa Clara, California-based technology bellwether reported third-quarter revenue of 2.95 billion dollars, up from 1.85 billion dollars during the same period a year ago. Earnings per share of 52 cents were slightly better than the 50 cents expected by Wall Street analysts.
  • Huge ice island could pose threat to oil, shipping (Hugh and Series Arctic Ocean NewZ!!!)

    08/10/2010 3:06:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/10 | Karl Ritter - ap
    STOCKHOLM – An island of ice more than four times the size of Manhattan is drifting across the Arctic Ocean after breaking off from a glacier in Greenland. Potentially in the path of this unstoppable giant are oil platforms and shipping lanes — and any collision could do untold damage. In a worst case scenario, large chunks could reach the heavily trafficked waters where another Greenland iceberg sank the Titanic in 1912. It's been a summer of near biblical climatic havoc across the planet, with wildfires, heat and smog in Russia and killer floods in Asia. But the moment the...
  • Tom Emmer for Minnesota

    08/06/2010 8:24:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | August 6, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    Target has now apologized for contributing to a pro-business, pro-Tom Emmer for Governor in Minnesota group, which gives me a second reason not to shop in the store that banned the Salvation Army at Christmas a few years back. Would it have been that hard for the CEO to say that the company believes in free enterprise and especially in these times the home to its headquarters needs a competent governor committed to economic growth? Emmer deserves all the support that timid business execs won't give him, so please stop by his website and contribute. I will try and get...
  • Rubio Set to Announce Huge Endorsement

    04/02/2010 11:18:30 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 113 replies · 3,268+ views
    The Shark Tank and other ^ | April 2, 2010 | by Javier Manjarres
    Posted April 1st, 2010 by Javier Manjarres The Shark Tank has just received word from a very reliable source that U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio will receive an endorsement from one of the most prominent names in politics, and that it will be announced on Monday April 5th. The Rubio for Senate campaign will hold a press conference to make the formal announcement at: The Renaissance Ballrooms located at 2340 SW 32 Avenue in Coral Gables, Florida at 10:30 AM. All are invited to attend. As for who the mystery endorser is, ‘mum’ is the word for now. The editors...
  • Huge crowd lines up for 5,500 swine flu shots in San Jose

    11/07/2009 2:14:26 PM PST · by luckystarmom · 31 replies · 884+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/7/2009 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    Thousands of people filling the sidewalks and spilling onto Tully Road had arrived early Saturday morning to receive one of 5,500 doses of coveted swine flu vaccine. "There's no way there's enough," said George Reis, who was helping with crowd control. "They keep coming."
  • ACORN: Tax cheat. Group faces huge IRS liens

    09/22/2009 2:02:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 2,113+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2009 | DEROY MURDOCK
    ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis told Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday that her group "absolutely pays its taxes." Not true: The IRS and Louisiana's taxmen have imposed nearly $2 million in liens against ACORN for failing to fork over taxes at its New Orleans national headquarters. The IRS recently filed a $548,000 lien against the group, and Louisiana state tax officials have slapped $334,000 in liens on ACORN since last October. Evidence that ACORN ignored its tax obligations may be less exciting than its branch offices' eagerness to help a self-professed pimp break multiple laws, or the voter-registration fraud for...
  • Why All the Fuss? Because America Remains a Conservative Country

    09/17/2009 12:39:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 1,707+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 9/16/2009 | Paul Kengor
    The huge “9/12” protest in Washington was the latest expression of discontent over President Obama’s leftward policy thrust. The discord is evident from the “Tea Party” movement to the chaotic “townhalls” on “healthcare reform.” The mainstream media and American left are thrown off by this, clearly wanting to dismiss it as a giant, petulant right-wing rant. Some “journalists,” as well as Democratic members of Congress, have described these genuinely concerned citizens in very demeaning terms, from “racists” to “Nazis.” I know why the left is dismissive: First off, it’s difficult to know if the protesters are mostly people who didn’t...
  • Comparing Tea Party 9/12/09 To Obama Inauguration Crowds

    09/14/2009 9:38:02 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 4,394+ views
    Strata-Sphere ^ | 9-13-09 | AJ Strata
    I have been doing some research analyzing photos and crowd data to try and ascertain the crowd size of the 9/12/09 Tea Party protests (which I blogged on here). It seems the best, most recent reference point is President Obama’s inauguration, which was estimated at 1.8-2.0 million people. If you look at the pictures from last January’s Inauguration it looks at first glance like the Obama crowds dwarfed the Tea Party crowds. The Tea Party Crowds did not extend back the Washington Monument (there were other events on the Mall yesterday). On the flip side, the inauguration is a controlled,...
  • Pelosi says Congress could back huge stimulus plan (hundreds of billions..)

    11/23/2008 12:58:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,613+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/23/08 | Donna Smith and Randall Mikkelsen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that Congress could put together an economic stimulus package of several hundred billion dollars that should also contain tax cuts. In a recorded interview with CBS' "Face the Nation" that was aired on Sunday, Pelosi, a California Democrat, said the package should be aimed at creating jobs immediately and include investments for future growth. Pelosi said several economists have called for a package in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
  • Rangers find live W.W. I artillery shell in Palo Alto park

    02/08/2008 5:06:48 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 16 replies · 108+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/8/06 | Kristina Peterson
    New technology met ancient weaponry in Palo Alto this week when local park rangers used cell phone images and Wikipedia to identify an unexploded artillery shell discovered Wednesday in Foothills Park. The artillery shell is the latest in a long line of mysterious hazards that have periodically surfaced at Foothills Park since its official opening in 1965, offering another glimpse into its secretive history. Residents were alerted to the most recent episode Wednesday afternoon, when the city sent out a community notice warning that an unexploded World War I artillery shell had been discovered on the 3200 block of Alexis...
  • Huge explosion rocks Midtown Manhattan

    07/18/2007 5:29:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1,943+ views
    7Online.com ^ | June 18, 2007 | staff
    (New York - WABC, June 18, 2007) - A large steam explosion struck Midtown Manhattan on the east side Wednesday evening. Subway service through Grand Central is affected. There have been 12 confirmed injuries. It happened near 41st Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenue. The entire area from 41st Street to 47 Street in and around Third Avenue and Park Avenue has been evacuated and closed. The NYPD says a steam pipe exploded at 6:10 p.m. People were seen running from the scene, screaming and shouting amid an enormous roaring sound and a plume of steam and flying rubble. It...
  • Huge Dust Storm Breaks Out on Mars (thousands of miles across)

    06/27/2007 3:55:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 820+ views
    Space.com ^ | 6/27/07 | Dave Mosher
    A major dust storm has developed on the red planet, blocking sunlight and prompting Mars mission managers to keep a close eye on it, SPACE.com has learned. It is not known how large the storm might grow, but already it is thousands of miles across. If it balloons, as dust storms have done in the past, it could hamper operations of NASA's Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. For now, officials don't think the storm will threaten rover operations, however. In fact, the windy conditions on the planet have blown off large amounts of dust from the rovers' solar arrays, giving...
  • Huge Mosque Stirs Protests In Cologne

    06/24/2007 5:07:51 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 2,068+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-25-2007 | Harry de Quetteville
    Huge mosque stirs protests in Cologne By Harry de Quetteville in Cologne Last Updated: 12:39am BST 25/06/2007 The construction of one of Europe's biggest mosques near to a globally famous Christian landmark has sparked a furious row in Germany. Immigration and integration are hugely sensitive questions in Germany, which is home to a Turkish community of several million. But almost within the shadow of Cologne Cathedral, political correctness has now been replaced by bitter confrontation as the city's Muslims begin to build a 2,000-capacity mosque with twin minarets that will reach 170ft. "Muslims have been here for 40 years, yet...
  • Michael Moore says broke no laws with Cuba trip

    05/13/2007 6:01:27 AM PDT · by upchuck · 21 replies · 1,026+ views
    Rooooters ^ | May 11, 2007 | Bob Tourtellotte
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Filmmaker Michael Moore, facing a U.S. government probe into a recent trip to Cuba, lashed out at the Bush administration on Friday, declaring he did nothing illegal by visiting the communist-ruled island. "I have broken no laws, and I have nothing to hide," the maverick director wrote in a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson posted at the Daily Kos Web site. A day earlier, Moore, whose 2004 documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" skewered U.S. President George W. Bush for his actions following the September 11 attacks, released a letter from the Treasury Department that warned Moore...
  • U.S. indicts Doyle donor (Huge) Kenosha man accused of illegal campaign donations

    03/02/2007 6:26:34 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 6 replies · 429+ views
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-2-2007 | JOHN DIEDRICH and CARY SPIVAK
    A Kenosha millionaire who had spearheaded a proposed $808 million Indian casino was charged Thursday with illegally funneling $100,000 in contributions through his children to the campaign of Gov. Jim Doyle and other political funds and then lying about it to the FBI. Dennis Troha, 60, who made his fortune in trucking, is charged in an eight-page federal indictment with fraud and making a materially false statement to investigators. If convicted of both charges, Troha could face up to 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, but under federal sentencing guidelines likely would get a much shorter sentence.
  • Huge Underground "Ocean" Found Beneath Asia

    02/27/2007 3:16:42 PM PST · by blam · 122 replies · 2,965+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 2-27-2007 | Richard A Lovett
    Huge Underground "Ocean" Found Beneath Asia Richard A. Lovett for National Geographic News February 27, 2007 A giant blob of water the size of the Arctic Ocean has been discovered hundreds of miles beneath eastern Asia, scientists report. Researchers found the underground "ocean" while scanning seismic waves as they passed through Earth's interior. But nobody will be exploring this sea by submarine. The water is locked in moisture-containing rocks 400 to 800 miles (700 to 1,400 kilometers) beneath the surface. "I've gotten all sorts of emails asking if this is the water that burst out in Noah's flood," said the...
  • Huge Storms Sweep Northern Europe (25+ Dead)

    01/18/2007 2:34:11 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 512+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-18-2007
    Huge storms sweep northern Europe Huge waves pound the port of Wimereux, northern France At least 25 people have been killed as violent storms lashed northern Europe, causing travel chaos across the region. Britain was the worst hit with nine people killed as rain and gusts of up to 99mph (159km/h) swept the country. Hurricane-force winds battering Germany have claimed at least seven lives. The other deaths were reported in France, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. The severe weather has forced hundreds of flight, rail and ferry cancellations and prompted road and school closures. Meteorologists at London's Met Office...
  • Man Kills 1,100 Pound Hog in North GA.

    01/06/2007 7:20:22 PM PST · by pcottraux · 30 replies · 1,352+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Jan 5, 2006
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - A giant wild hog boasted to be bigger than the near-mythical "Hogzilla" caught in southern Georgia a few years ago has been killed in a suburban Atlanta neighborhood. The hog hung snout down from a tree Friday in William Coursey's front yard, not far from where the avid hunter said he shot the beast. He said he hauled it to a truck weight station, which recorded the hairy hog at 1,100 pounds. The Department of Natural Resources did not know whether the hog was a record for the state. "We don't keep records on hogs," said Melissa...
  • Manatee rescued in warm water from Citgo refinery

    01/04/2007 4:38:24 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 24 replies · 800+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 4, 2007, 6:18PM | AP
    CORPUS CHRISTI — Officials were trying to nurse a manatee back to health in an aquarium today, the day after using a net and crane to hoist it from warm waters near a Citgo refinery. It was the first time one of the endangered animals was rescued by wildlife officials off the Texas coast, far from the warm waters they usually frequent off Florida and Mexico. "I would say it was in probably critical condition," said Allan Strand, field supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in South Texas. "It was not difficult to rescue. It was hugging the...
  • Huge 'Launch Ring' To Fling Satellites Into Orbit

    10/03/2006 2:51:24 PM PDT · by blam · 84 replies · 1,969+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-3-2006 | David Shiga
    Huge 'launch ring' to fling satellites into orbit 16:00 03 October 2006 NewScientist.com news service David Shiga A ring of superconducting magnets fires a projectile off a ramp at 8 kilometres per second, fast enough to reach orbit (Artist’s conception: J Fiske/LaunchPoint) A cone-shaped shell would protect the payload during its passage through the atmosphere into space, and includes a rocket at the back end to adjust its trajectory (Illustration: J Fiske/LaunchPoint Technologies) An enormous ring of superconducting magnets similar to a particle accelerator could fling satellites into space, or perhaps weapons around the world, suggest the findings of a...
  • Premature Iraq Pullout ‘Would Be A Huge Mistake,’ Bush Says

    08/21/2006 5:47:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 472+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2006 – Amid national debate about whether or not to stay the course in Iraq, President Bush today firmly placed himself in the “stay” category. It’s imperative America continues to support the new Iraqi government in its struggle against an insurgency that seeks to divide and topple it, Bush told White House reporters here. “A failed Iraq would make America less secure,” Bush declared. The end of democracy in Iraq, he said, would provide a haven for terrorists and extremists in the heart of the Middle East. Bush acknowledged that some Americans are saying it’s time...
  • 172nd Stryker Soldiers discover huge cache

    08/20/2006 10:14:00 AM PDT · by SandRat · 60 replies · 2,039+ views
    BAGHDAD -- Soldiers from 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, detained two suspected terrorists and seized a large weapons cache in a warehouse during a search of Nur and Ghazalyia Friday in support of Operation Together Forward. The weapons and munitions seized included more than 580 mortar rounds, about 39,000 rounds of small-arms ammunition, more than 100 rocket-propelled grenades, more than 270 rockets, two landmines, a shape charge, a crater charge, 11 fragmentation grenades, several machine guns, ammunition drums, 5,000 feet of detonation cord, mortar tubes and bipods, land mines, more than 50 rocket motors and...
  • Pakistan Launches Huge Nuclear Arms Drive

    07/25/2006 4:47:07 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 471+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-25-2006 | Randeep Ramesh - Julian Borger
    Pakistan launches huge nuclear arms drive · Satellite images reveal major building site· US and China embroiled in buildup of rival arsenals Randeep Ramesh, Julian Borger in Washington Tuesday July 25, 2006 The Guardian (UK) A satellite image showing Pakistan's Khushab plutonium production reactor. Photograph: EPA Pakistan appears to have embarked on a dramatic expansion of its nuclear arsenal with the construction of a new heavy water reactor capable of producing enough plutonium for up to 50 warheads a year, according to a report released yesterday by a US thinktank. The report by the Institute for Science and International Security...
  • Scores Dead As Huge Tsunami Slams Into Java

    07/17/2006 7:03:26 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,363+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-18-2006 | Marianne Kearney - Sebastien Berger
    Scores dead as huge tsunami slams into Java By Marianne Kearney in Jakarta and Sebastien Berger (Filed: 18/07/2006) An undersea earthquake sent a tsunami crashing into the Indonesian island of Java yesterday, killing at least 86 people and flattening homes and beach huts in resorts and villages along its south coast. An Indonesian survivor searches for his relatives among 41 bodies at Pangandaran health centre in West Java Scores more people were missing last night and the toll was expected to rise after areas of the densely-populated shore were destroyed by waves several yards high. Thousands fled to higher ground...
  • Democrats rip GOP on Social Security plan (privatizing could cause huge debt for decades)

    07/08/2006 1:34:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies · 825+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/08/06 | MIKE WILSON
    Democrats rip GOP on Social Security planBy MIKE WILSON, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 21 minutes ago DES MOINES, Iowa - The Republican plan to privatize Social Security could cause huge debt for decades, a Democratic candidate seeking a House seat in Iowa, a state with a high concentration of elderly residents, said Saturday. "If the Republican plan is allowed to pass, future generations both here and across the country will be saddled with decades of debt and no guaranteed retirement security," Bruce Braley said in the Democrats' weekly radio address. Braley, 48, a lawyer from Waterloo, faces Republican Mike...
  • New Trojan Asteroid Hints At Huge Neptunian Cloud

    06/15/2006 2:26:20 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 755+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-15-2006 | Kelly Young
    New Trojan asteroid hints at huge Neptunian cloud 19:00 15 June 2006 NewScientist.com news service Kelly YoungThe four known Neptune Trojans are shown in their position 60 degrees ahead of Neptune. The known clusters of Trojan asteroids on either side of Jupiter are also shown (Illustration: Scott Sheppard) A newly discovered asteroid in Neptune's orbit indicates the existence of a much larger, but as-yet-unseen, cloud of rocks in that region. The asteroids in Neptune's orbit might even outnumber those in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, the new research suggests." The asteroid was discovered by Scott Sheppard of...
  • Dixie Chicks Return to No. 1 on Charts [Disgusting feminist herd.]

    06/01/2006 3:48:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 65 replies · 2,555+ views
    Associated Press by way of Forbes ^ | 31MAY06 | JOHN GEROME
    The Dixie Chicks appear to be more popular than the president these days. President Bush's approval rating has plummeted, but the Chicks are on top of the pop and country charts with their first album since publicly criticizing Bush three years ago. They did it without the support of country radio, which largely ignored the Dixie Chicks after lead singer Natalie Maines told a London audience in 2003 that the group was ashamed Bush was from their home state of Texas. The new album, "Taking the Long Way," took the No. 1 spot Wednesday on the country albums chart and...
  • Huge Security Flaw Found in Leading Anti-Computer Virus Software

    05/26/2006 7:25:27 AM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 88 replies · 2,059+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, May 25, 2006 | Ryan Naraine
    A gaping security flaw in the latest versions of Symantec's anti-virus software suite could put millions of users at risk of a debilitating worm attack, Internet security experts warned May 25. Researchers at eEye Digital Security, the company that discovered the flaw, said it could be exploited by remote hackers to take complete control of the target machine "without any user action." "This is definitely wormable. Once exploited, you get a command shell that gives you complete access to the machine. You can remove, edit or destroy files at will," said eEye Digital Security spokesperson Mike Puterbaugh.
  • Memo exposes huge border enforcement gaps (faults ease of lawbreakers to walk away W/O punishment)

    05/19/2006 9:34:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 526+ views
    ap on Daily Bulletin ^ | 5/19/06 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    SAN DIEGO -- An American teenager was caught sneaking two illegal immigrants in the trunk of a stolen Acura in September 2004. Chances are he wasn't too worried: It was the third time in two weeks he had been caught smuggling migrants, one or two at a time. After that, the 19-year-old might have given up smuggling, but a fourth arrest two months later suggests he simply got better at it, or luckier. Again, he was released without criminal charges. "This is an example of a kid who knows the system," states an internal Border Patrol document that decries the...
  • Iraqi Unity Government Huge Accomplishment, Rumsfeld Says

    04/24/2006 10:02:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 260+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, April 24, 2006 – The steps taken last week to form a unified Iraqi government were a huge accomplishment, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. "This is THE government of Iraq," Rumsfeld told Pentagon reporters. "It's their government in a sovereign nation. And it's a thrilling accomplishment." Four months of tough negotiations and politicking bore fruit April 22, when the Iraqi parliament elected several high-ranking officials, including its president, Jalal Talabani, a Kurd, who then named Jawad al Maliki, a Shiite, as prime minister-designate. The new leadership has a month to pull together an Iraqi cabinet that...
  • Australia Bears Onslaught Of Huge Cyclone (Another Coming)

    03/20/2006 4:35:25 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 608+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-20-2006 | Emma Young
    Australia bears onslaught of huge cyclone 11:22 20 March 2006 NewScientist.com news service Emma Young, Sydney A devastating tropical cyclone has ripped through north-eastern Australia, injuring people and destroying homes with gusts of up to 290 kilometres (180 miles) per hour. And another cyclone – the Southern hemisphere's hurricane equivalent – is on its way.The first cyclone, named Larry, reached maximum (Category 5) intensity at about the time of landfall. It hit the coast at the town of Innisfail, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) south of Cairns, at 0700 Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Monday. Larry is now weakening as...
  • Finance reformer has huge war chest (Meehan)

    03/07/2006 9:43:27 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies · 742+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 7, 2006 | Rick Klein and Douglas Belkin
    Meehan leads US House with campaign funds Representative Martin T. Meehan has gained national exposure in recent years as a champion of efforts to reduce the influence of money in politics. Now, the Lowell Democrat is poised to achieve a new distinction: He is days away from becoming the only House member in the nation with a campaign war chest that tops $5 million, with an eye on a possible run for the Senate. some $2 million more than any of the other 434 House members, and $2.7 million more than any of the nine other representatives from Massachusetts.... With...
  • Huge Crater Found in Egypt - Kebira

    03/03/2006 8:58:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 3,449+ views
    Space.com ^ | 3/3/06 | Robert Roy Britt
    Scientists have discovered a huge crater in the Saharan desert, the largest one ever found there. The crater is about 19 miles (31 kilometers) wide, more than twice as big as the next largest Saharan crater known. It utterly dwarfs Meteor Crater in Arizona, which is about three-fourths of a mile (1.2 kilometers) in diameter. In fact, the newfound crater, in Egypt, was likely carved by a space rock that was itself roughly 0.75 miles wide in an event that would have been quite a shock, destroying everything for hundreds of miles. For comparison, the Chicxulub crater left by a...
  • Bush Plans Huge Propaganda Campaign In Iran

    02/15/2006 5:38:54 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 946+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-16-2006 | Ewen MacAskill - Julian Borger
    Bush plans huge propaganda campaign in Iran · Congress asked for $75m to fund programme · Rice to visit Gulf states as nuclear crisis deepens Ewen MacAskill and Julian Borger in Washington Thursday February 16, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The Bush administration made an emergency request to Congress yesterday for a seven-fold increase in funding to mount the biggest ever propaganda campaign against the Tehran government, in a further sign of the worsening crisis between Iran and the west. Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, said the $75m (£43m) in extra funds, on top of $10m already allocated for...
  • ‘Falcon Sweep’ nets huge weapons cache

    01/13/2006 5:46:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 673+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Spc. George Welcome
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Jan. 13, 2006) — While conducting an air-insertion mission into the village of Shakaria, Iraq, Task Force Ironhorse Soldiers killed several insurgents, detained one and discovered a significant weapons cache Jan. 11. As part of Operation Falcon Sweep, Black Hawk helicopters landed near Shakaria Wednesday morning and Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment swept the village to identify terrorists. The 2-502nd Soldiers received small arms and indirect fire from insurgent forces at approximately 10:45 a.m. The Soldiers returned fire, killing six terrorists and wounding one other. Following the firefight, Soldiers discovered two dead insurgents...
  • Huge Weapons Cache Yields Thousands of Buried Rounds

    11/30/2005 3:33:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 694+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2005 – Iraqi and U.S. forces have removed more than 4,200 mortar rounds from a major weapons cache found Nov. 27 outside of an abandoned military base near Kirkuk, Iraq, military officials reported. Iraqi soldiers discovered the buried rounds that morning. The soldiers removed about 800 mortar rounds before realizing the cache was much larger than originally thought. U.S. soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team were called in to help excavate the munitions and secure the area. The ammunition was buried under concrete blocks with dirt mounded on top. All ammunition removed so...