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  • Big Waves Damage Venice Pier, Cause Flooding

    12/21/2005 2:16:07 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 38 replies · 1,083+ views
    KCAL9NEWS ^ | 12/21/05
    scanner listeners tune to 858.9375 (CBS) LOS ANGELES Large waves damaged the Venice Pier Wednesday and caused some minor coastal flooding, while lifeguards kept busy making sure surfers were keeping their heads above water. Waves up to about 15 feet are predicted for west-facing beaches Wednesday afternoon. The Venice Pier, which was rebuilt in 1997, was closed as a precaution this morning, but Wednesday's pounding waves damaged the structure, according to Los Angeles County lifeguards Capt. Terry Harvey said. The extent of the damage was still being assessed, Harvey said. Piers in Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Santa...
  • Mark Steyn: What planet are the eco-cultists on?

    12/05/2005 4:54:07 PM PST · by saquin · 53 replies · 1,562+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/6/05 | Mark Steyn
    Is it just me or are the global warming headlines starting to overheat a little? The Independent on Sunday gave its report on the Montreal climate conference the somewhat overwrought title: "What planet are you on, Mr Bush? (And do you care, Mr Blair?)" Nothing in the rather dull article underneath justified the hectoring hysteria. Crossword And, to be honest, I've no real idea what it means. Is the IoS asking whether Mr Blair cares what planet Mr Bush is on? Well, no doubt he'd be startled to hear the President's moving to Pluto, but I expect he'd take it...
  • Mark Steyn: Enough eco-neurosis already

    12/08/2005 6:24:53 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 1,223+ views
    The Spectator (U.K.) ^ | 12/10/05 | Mark Steyn
    Is it just me or are the global warming headlines starting to overheat a little? The Independent on Sunday gave its report on the Montreal climate conference the somewhat overwrought title: "What planet are you on, Mr Bush? (And do you care, Mr Blair?)" Nothing in the rather dull article underneath justified the hectoring hysteria. And, to be honest, I've no real idea what it means. Is the IoS asking whether Mr Blair cares what planet Mr Bush is on? Well, no doubt he'd be startled to hear the President's moving to Pluto, but I expect he'd take it in...
  • KATRINA FOLLOW-UP: WHO BOMBED THE LEVEE?

    12/01/2005 9:35:07 AM PST · by stm · 36 replies · 1,796+ views
    Michelle's Blog ^ | 01 Dec 05 | Michelle Malkin
    Um, no one. Sorry to disappoint the moonbats and Mother Ship riders, but the flooding of New Orleans wasn't a Republican conspiracy to kill black people. Via Paul at Wizbang, Bob Marshall of the New Orleans Time-Picayune penned a summary yesterday of the real reasons for the failure of the 17th Street Canal levee in New Orleans: The floodwall on the 17th Street Canal levee was destined to fail long before it reached its maximum design load of 14 feet of water because the Army Corps of Engineers underestimated the weak soil layers 10 to 25 feet below the levee,...