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  • Florida MUSLIM who plotted WMD beach plot had been CLEARED for Key West AIRPORT

    07/30/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 07/30/2015 | Pamela Geller
    is only a matter a time. You have to be right 100% of the time — and with Obama importing whole Muslim communities from jihad nations, it is impossible. Which is why we have seen this spike in jihad terror attacks (Chattanooga, Boston, Garland …..). The idea that you cannot profile for jihad is suicidal. It is submission to Islamic supremacism. A Florida man charged earlier this week in an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to detonate a bomb on a crowded beach was once cleared to work at the Key West International Airport, where his job provided him direct access...
  • Key West Man Arrested For Plotting To Use Weapon Of Mass Destruction

    07/28/2015 1:42:46 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 46 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 7/28/15 | Staff
    A South Florida man has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in Key West. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Harlem Suarez, a/k/a “Almlak Benitez,” 23, of Key West was posting extremist rhetoric on his Facebook page which promoted the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a foreign terrorist organization. That caught the attention of the FBI. The criminal complaint states Suarez told an undercover FBI informant that he wanted to make a “timer bomb.” Suarez bought galvanized nails, which were to be hidden in a backpack and remotely detonated by cell phone,...

    04/19/2015 1:43:46 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 10 replies
    Happy Heralds, Inc. Articles ^ | undated | Fred Wittman
    TEN EVIDENCES (PROOFS) OF SALVATION Notes by Dr. Fred Wittman 1. The Witness of the Holy Spirit . . A. Within the child of God (Romans 8:9-16; 1 John 3:24); . . B. With another child of God (Romans 8:16); . . C. By fellowship with God (Romans 8: 14; 1 John 1 :7) 2. The Witness of God (Chastening) (Heb. 12:5-11) 3. The Witness of Love (John 13:34,35; 1 John 3:14-19; 5:1-3; 4:7,8,11) 4. The Witness of Your Life (2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 3:7-10). 5. The Witness of God's Word . . A. Your reaction to it...
  • Internet Control — Keys To The Kingdom

    03/15/2014 9:39:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 3/15/2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Another Friday, another violation of American freedoms and rights. This one is personal. Today, ICANN and the US government announced their intention to relinquish control of the Internet to the UN by 2015. Where’s Congress? Where’s the outrage that should be thunderous over this travesty? From WaPo: U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web. Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of...
  • Even Oprah isn’t on board with ObamaCare

    10/20/2013 5:04:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20, 2013 | By Edward Klein
    As the White House was gearing up to sell ObamaCare to the American people last summer, Valerie Jarrett, the president’s pointwoman on a host of issues, phoned Oprah Winfrey. She invited the Queen of All Media to join celebrities, including Amy Poehler, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys, to meet with President Obama and discuss how they could generate publicity for his health-care law. Oprah refused. Obama had been counting on Oprah’s immense persuasive powers to help enroll millions in ObamaCare. But as the rollout turned into a disaster, Oprah didn’t lift a finger to help.

    01/08/2013 9:54:43 AM PST · by flyover · 78 replies
    PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your sisters, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start...
  • Vandal Keys ‘Obama’ Into 2 Cars In Alta Loma

    10/27/2012 8:20:06 AM PDT · by granite · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | October 27, 2012 7:07 AM | CBS
    ALTA LOMA (CBS) — A case of campaign vandalism is under investigation Friday in Alta Loma. Someone keyed the word “Obama” into two cars and slashed seats in another outside a residence that had Mitt Romney campaign signs. CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Rob Schmitt spoke to Ken Slown, owner of one of the keyed vehicles. Slown actually supports President Obama! He explained to Schmitt that he and his wife — both currently unemployed — are staying with her parents and it’s her parents who support Romney. “I don’t know if they were trying to get a point across, to vote...
  • All RINO Florida House District 120 Candidates square off at forum

    07/31/2012 6:36:33 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 5 replies
    Key West Citizen and Bait Wrapper ^ | July 31, 2012 | GWEN FILOSA Citizen Staff
    Candidates square off at forum Republican pledges support for medical marijuana, reproductive choice The two candidates vying for the Florida House District 120 seat took turns Monday night espousing support for gay rights, including the right to marry and adopt babies. One spoke up for the value of legalizing medical marijuana in Florida, a conservative Republican-led bastion in the deepest South. "As a pastor and member of the community, I've walked a number of individuals through the travesty of cancer," said Morgan McPherson, a former two-term mayor of Key West, at a forum held at the Conch Flyer restaurant and...
  • Garland TX wants everybody's house keys

    11/22/2011 6:04:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies ^ | 11/15/2011 | Garry Reed
    Garland wants to be your boss, your big brother, your nanny, your wet nurse and your house sitter all rolled into one. Heather Fazio, Texas Libertarian Party Membership Coordinator, issued the following Action Alert about Garland's city council meeting scheduled for November 14: Council is requested to consider the recommendation of the Building and Fire Code Board and the Plumbing and Mechanical Code Board to adopt the 2009 International Fire, Residential, Building, Energy Conservation, Plumbing, Mechanical, Property Maintenance and Fuel Gas Codes along with local amendments. What this means, Fazio explains, is that the city wants to make it mandatory...
  • Town Makes Residents Hand Over Their Keys

    06/14/2011 9:05:45 PM PDT · by freedommom · 59 replies
    Fox news ^ | 6/14/2011 | Fox news
    Seven years ago the Cedar Falls City Council passed an ordinance requiring lock boxes on commercial buildings and larger apartment complexes. Hardly a soul made a peep about it. On Monday the council voted 6-1 on a third and final reading to expand the ordinance to include more apartment buildings. In the days leading up to the vote, they received hundreds of phone calls and e-mails from people all over the country from people upset about the issue. Some calls came in the middle of the night. Some writers threatened them and called them scumbags, or worse. The issue had...
  • Robbers Caught After Leaving Truck Keys In Home (oops!)

    05/13/2011 10:48:34 AM PDT · by rawhide · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5-12-11
    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. -- Gunmen stormed a Kissimmee home and put two families' lives in danger. But deputies said a set of car keys led to their arrests. The suspects were arrested a short time after the home invasion. Deputies said they ransacked a home on Sample Street Wednesday night, armed with guns and aimed them right at the victims. However, they made a crucial mistake that led to their capture. One of the women, who lives in the house, was sitting out on the patio Wednesday night, when a group of men, armed with guns forced her back inside....
  • In Florida Keys, Residents Plan Their Own Spill Cleanup

    06/14/2010 3:36:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies · 496+ views,8599,1996441,00.html ^ | June 14, 2010 | Nathan Thornburgh/Key West
    A small island in the middle of a big ocean, Key West has always made a virtue of its isolation. In 1982, for example, an onerous Border Patrol checkpoint on U.S. Route 1, which links the Keys to mainland Florida, resulted in the island's declaring itself the autonomous Conch Republic. This was, of course, mostly a joke ("We Seceded Where Others Failed" was its e pluribus unum), but the mayor's declaration of independence did include a twinge of real anger and a vow that "we have no intention of suffering in the future at the hands of fools and bureaucrats."
  • Senator confirms reports that wellbore is pierced; oil seeping from seabed in multiple places

    06/09/2010 9:41:29 AM PDT · by valkyry1 · 149 replies · 212+ views
    oilflorida ^ | June 7th, 2010 | live interview
    Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL): Andrea we’re looking into something new right now, that there’s reports of oil that’s seeping up from the seabed… which would indicate, if that’s true, that the well casing itself is actually pierced… underneath the seabed. So, you know, the problems could be just enormous with what we’re facing.
  • Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)

    03/02/2010 10:42:21 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies · 5,858+ views
    Computer User ^ | 27 February 2010 10:44 | Alice Winters
    When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. It’s indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. It’s based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology.
  • What are the "keys of the kingdom" referred to in Matthew 16:19?

    01/23/2010 9:09:42 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 81 replies · 1,472+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    What are the "keys of the kingdom" referred to in Matthew 16:19? What authority did Jesus Christ give to Peter and the New Testament Church of God? The Bible uses a key as a symbol of authority. In Isaiah 22:22, we see Eliakim the priest receiving "the key of the house of David…on his shoulder." Revelation 3:7 uses similar symbolism. A trusted servant to the king wore the key to the king's house on a hook on his shoulder. Therefore, he had the authority to open or close the king's house. Assuming Jesus was addressing Peter in Matthew 16:19, some...
  • 1st Polluter shot by EPA officers in organization's history

    07/06/2009 9:26:34 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 100 replies · 2,230+ views
    Key West Citizen and Bait Wrapper ^ | July 6, 2009 | ADAM LINHARDT Citizen Staff
    EPA fugitive who shot at officers expected to change plea A Utah fugitive critically injured March 10 during a shoot-out with law enforcement officers in a Marathon trailer park is expected to avoid a trial by pleading guilty today.Larkin Baggett, 54, formerly of Salt Lake City, was shot in the neck and buttocks after he allegedly pointed an assault rifle at a Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy and three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agents.Baggett was the first man shot by EPA officers in that organization's history.A change of plea hearing is scheduled today in the courtroom of U.S. Judge Michael...
  • The Conch Republic "We Seceeded Where Others Failed"

    05/06/2009 9:30:12 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 6 replies · 906+ views
    The Conch Republic ^ | Sometime after 1982 | The Conch Republic
    When the United States Border Patrol set up a check point at the Last Chance Saloon in Florida City effectively cutting off the Florida Keys at the confluence of the only two roads out; Last Chance owner, Skeeter Davis, was immediately on the phone to his old pal Mayor Dennis Wardlow of Key West. Meanwhile a seventeen mile traffic jam ensued while the Border Patrol stopped every car leaving the Keys supposedly searching for illegal aliens attempting to enter the mainland United States. Residents and visitors attempting to leave the Keys were puzzled about what illegal aliens could be hiding...
  • Keyes v. Bowen Tentative Ruling, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento

    03/13/2009 2:52:58 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 6 replies · 841+ views
    The Right of Life ^ | Mar. 12, 2009 | Phil
    A Tentative Ruling is not final and counsel for parties will be afforded an opportunity for oral argument tomorrow, if they so request. But in practice, it is extremely rare for California Judges to deviate from tentative rulings, and the very detailed statement of law include in this ruling will probably be incorporated in the final order. /snip/ MOTION TO QUASH OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, AND 55 CALIFORNIA ELECTORS OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, FOR AN ORDER THAT THE DEPOSITION OF THE CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS OF OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE NOT BE TAKEN. Respondents President Barack Obama, Vice President...
  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Locksmiths, Computer Scientists Say[Duplicating Keys from Photos]

    11/05/2008 7:13:53 AM PST · by BGHater · 10 replies · 1,028+ views ^ | 29 Oct 2008 |
    UC San Diego computer scientists have built a software program that can perform key duplication without having the key. Instead, the computer scientists only need a photograph of the key. "We built our key duplication software system to show people that their keys are not inherently secret," said Stefan Savage, the computer science professor from UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering who led the student-run project. "Perhaps this was once a reasonable assumption, but advances in digital imaging and optics have made it easy to duplicate someone's keys from a distance without them even noticing." Professor Savage presents this...
  • Key Rattlers taunt McCain over his POW years.

    08/25/2008 2:10:15 PM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 76 replies · 344+ views
    8/25/08 | vanity
    I should never be shocked by the bad manners on the left but this stunt just might haunt them more than Wellstone's funeral. There is a key rattling stunt/taunt growing in popularity amongst the Democrats. Some may try to play it off as mocking him for having so many houses but the truth is that the jingling keys are to imitate the prison guards at the Hanoi Hilton. Whatever they're thinking they better stop it soon because even apolitical types will side with McCain out of sympathy if for no other reason. I learned the true meaning of this key...
  • Salt and Vinegar Immobiliser Chips

    HOW TO START YOUR CAR WITH A DOG (A breakdown patrol man who came to the rescue of a woman motorist has managed to get her car started using her dog.) How do you start a car with a dog? I guess you can stick its tail in the ignition and see if it starts or maybe attach the car to the dog like a rickshaw and pop it into gear when it gets rolling fast enough. What other solutions could there be? (Juliette Piesley, 39, had changed the battery in her electronic key...
  • New Research Result: Cold Boot Attacks on Disk Encryption (keys vulnerable in DRAM after power cut)

    02/21/2008 11:31:34 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 168+ views
    Freedom to Tinker ^ | 2/21/08 | Ed Felten
    Today eight colleagues and I are releasing a significant new research result. We show that disk encryption, the standard approach to protecting sensitive data on laptops, can be defeated by relatively simple methods. We demonstrate our methods by using them to defeat three popular disk encryption products: BitLocker, which comes with Windows Vista; FileVault, which comes with MacOS X; and dm-crypt, which is used with Linux. The research team includes J. Alex Halderman, Seth D. Schoen, Nadia Heninger, William Clarkson, William Paul, Joseph A. Calandrino, Ariel J. Feldman, Jacob Appelbaum, and Edward W. Felten. Our site has links to the...
  • Caption this Photo: Bill Clinton and Alicia Keys

    09/30/2007 10:45:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies · 229+ views
    Singer Alicia Keys, left and former U.S. President Bill Clinton participate in The Clinton Global Initiative & MTV's 'Giving - Live At The Apollo' Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 in New York.
  • Woman accused of setting fire over keys

    09/08/2007 10:03:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 522+ views
    AP ^ | September 8, 2007
    FLORENCE, Ore. --A woman was arrested and charged with arson and burglary after police say she set fire to the home of a neighbor she thought had stolen her keys. Sgt. Clint Riley of the Lane County Sheriff's Office said the 23-year-old woman later found her keys hanging from her pants pocket. The woman was being held in the Lane County Jail in lieu of $350,000 bail. According to a police report, the woman told a deputy that after discovering her keys missing, she broke into her neighbors' trailer, and began trashing the place.
  • Vanity - Don't lose your car keys! It could be financially devastating!

    06/30/2007 3:18:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies · 5,455+ views
    Center for Auto Safety ^ | 06/30/2007 | Swordmaker
    Last night while out on the town with some friends our church's office manager's keys were stolen. Replacing the locks for her apartment or re-keying them will cost her under a $100. The real problem is her car keys . . . she had only one key for her 2001 Lexus . . . the one that was stolen! Today she has learned that to get a new key for her car from the Lexus dealer will cost her $265 . . . but that is just for the ONE key and it will still not work until the car's...
  • Officials: Illegal Immigrant had Master Keys to Secure City Buildings

    05/25/2007 7:10:08 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 12 replies · 812+ views ^ | 05/27/07 | myfoxcolorado
    Leaders in Longmont Try to Explain What Happened LONGMONT -- Officials in the city of Longmont are trying to explain how an illegal immigrant got master keys to some of the city’s secure buildings, including the police department building. The Longmont Daily Times-Call reports that police arrested the man earlier this week outside of a building. Investigators say he lied to them about his identity. But officers said they recognized him, because they say he was part of the crew that had just cleaned the police department building. Investigators say Jesus Orrantia, 23, is an illegal immigrant from Mexico, and...
  • Lock Bumping (Serious security threat, please read -VANITY)

    03/12/2007 1:47:45 PM PDT · by dubie · 53 replies · 1,820+ views
    YouTube ^ | unknown | unknown
    A friend sent around a YouTube video of a local newscast discussing something called "lock bumping". Apparently there's an onslaught of websites dedicated to showing people how to EASILY defeat virtually any common house lock including deadbolts by doing some special cuts in standard keys and then tapping the key to open the door. I found it a VERY alarming, and wanted to share this with you all... Here are some links to check it out for yourself. This is the link to the YouTube video: is a site that shows you how to do it — great for the...
  • Fish kills spear-fishing diver off Florida

    09/11/2006 10:23:04 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 72 replies · 8,734+ views
    yahoo ^ | 12-sept-2006
    MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida diver shot a large grouper with a spear gun then apparently drowned when the fish sped into a hole, entangling the man in the line attached to the spear, investigators said on Monday. The 42-year-old man, whose name was withheld, was free-diving in about 25 feet (7.5 metres) of water off the lower Florida Keys on Saturday and speared a Goliath Grouper, Monroe County Sheriff's Detective Mark Coleman said. "It looks like the fish wrapped the line attached to the spear around the victim's wrist. The fish then went into a hole in a coral...
  • Forensic experts identify keys to crimes (C.S.I. Air Force)

    05/19/2006 4:17:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 318+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | May 18, 2006 | Margo Turner
    5/18/2006 - ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. (AFPN) -- For forensic science consultants at the Air Force Office of Special Investigations' 33rd Field Investigations Squadron, criminal investigations in the Air Force begin at the crime scene. The work of Air Force forensic science consultants is similar to that of criminal investigators in the television show “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” said the squadron's Special Agent Tam Reed. “However, unlike CSI, we don’t get lab results back within an hour,” said Agent Reed, an AFOSI agent since joining the Air Force in 2000. The squadron doesn’t have its own lab for processing...
  • Caption This (World Refugee Day)

    06/20/2005 6:43:10 PM PDT · by Alouette · 18 replies · 698+ views
    Al-Reuters ^ | June 20, 2005
    Abu Khalil, 80-year-old living in Jordan holds keys to his pre-1948 Palestine house at the al-Hussein refugee camp in Amman June 20, 2005. United Nations is marking World Refugee Day on June 20. Jordan hosts around 1.8 million Palestinian refugees in camps across the country. REUTERS/Majed Jaber Email Photo Print Photo Um Al-Abed, 70-year-old living in Jordan holds keys to her pre-1948 Palestine house at the al-Hussein refugee camp in Amman June 20, 2005. United Nations is marking World Refugee Day on June 20. Jordan hosts around 1.8 million Palestinian refugees in camps across the country. REUTERS/Majed Jaber Angelina Jolie,...
  • The World's Nicest Holding Pen (College)

    03/28/2005 5:45:42 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 8 replies · 752+ views
    Tech Central ^ | Arnold King
    College tuitions have increased at a rate of 2 or 3 percent more than general inflation over the past thirty years, according to Cornell University's Ron Ehrenberg. This means that the real cost of going to college has nearly doubled in that span. When a price increases by this magnitude, it is important not to lose track of the law of supply and demand. A clear implication of basic economics is that it is impossible to explain the increase in college costs by looking at only one factor. This type of sustained price increase can only occur if both demand...

    10/06/2004 12:48:54 AM PDT · by Jaysun · 128 replies · 1,904+ views
    Vanity | October 6, 2004 | Jaysun
    I was sitting in my study tonight when I heard something at my front door. I already knew that my family was in bed, so I retrieved my pistol before going to investigate. As I got closer to the foyer I could hear the doorknob jingling. The motion lights were on, so I was sure that someone was trying to get into the house. I stopped at the doorway into our dining room where I had a clear view of the front door. I cocked my revolver, aimed at the door, and waited. Suddenly this swings open and this guy...
  • Camera rolls as sandbar visitors hang from hooks

    07/19/2004 3:17:13 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 15 replies · 1,816+ views
    Camera rolls as sandbar visitors hang from hooks BY STEVE GIBBS Upper Keys Staff Writer ISLAMORADA — Now they're hanging themselves by meat hooks at the sandbar. On July 12, officers from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, two Islamorada paramedics and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a call at the Whale Harbor sandbar, a popular party hangout with a reputation for sometimes over-the-top behavior. What they saw shocked them. Five young people had erected a bamboo tripod, consisting of 15-foot-long poles with a block and tackle attached to the apex. A line extended...
  • Skeleton Keys (Archaeology)

    01/13/2004 5:15:41 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 401+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-14-2004 | Simon Hadlington
    Skeleton keysBy studying ancient bones, scientists in Yorkshire have gained an insight into our Iron Age diet. So why did we stop eating seafood for 4,000 years? Simon Hadlington investigates 14 January 2004 Beneath the bright white lights of the isotope laboratory in the department of archaeological sciences at Bradford University, Mandy Jay rummages through a drawer and produces a small, sealed polythene sack containing half-a-dozen shards of a pitted, yellowing material. They are bones; fragments of femur excavated from an Iron Age burial site in east Yorkshire. For Jay and her fellow researchers in the laboratory, bones such as...
  • 10% of baby lobsters in Keys have deadly virus

    09/02/2003 6:56:15 AM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 379+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 09/02/03 | Staff Writer
    KEY WEST -- A herpeslike virus has infected up to 10 percent of baby lobsters in the Florida Keys, causing some fisheries experts to wonder whether the disease explains dips in lobster catches in recent years. Biologists doubt that the disease can be transferred to humans but have alerted the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just in case. In all but two cases, the virus has been detected only in lobsters that are less than 6 months old, not yet at reproduction age, and smaller than 3 inches, the minimum length at which they can legally be caught....
  • Experts: Looters Had Keys to Iraq Museum

    04/17/2003 11:21:53 PM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 280+ views
    AP | 4/18/03 | JOCELYN GECKER
    Experts: Looters Had Keys to Iraq Museum By JOCELYN GECKER .c The Associated Press PARIS (AP) - Experts say that what seemed like random looting in Baghdad - the pillaging of treasures dating back 5,000 years in human history - was in fact a carefully planned theft, and the stolen artifacts may already be in the system that traffics in stolen artifacts to collectors in Europe, the United States and Japan. FBI agents, meanwhile, have been sent to Iraq to help recover the stolen antiquities, while in Washington, three members of the White House Cultural Property Advisory Committee resigned to...
  • Iraqis Say Museum Looting Wasn't as Bad as Feared

    04/17/2003 12:01:36 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 94 replies · 528+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, April 17, 2003 | YAROSLAV TROFIMOV
    <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Last week's looting of the Iraq National Museum, which saw numerous items disappear from a vast collection spanning eight millennia of Mesopotamian history, has provoked world-wide outcry -- and criticism of the U.S. military for its failure to protect Iraq's priceless cultural heritage.</p>
  • US Culture Advisers Resign Over Iraq Museum Looting

    04/17/2003 3:26:35 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 26 replies · 277+ views
    Guess they didnt read the WSJ article today that the looting was an inside job US Culture Advisers Resign Over Iraq Museum Looting By Niala Boodhoo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two cultural advisers to the Bush administration have resigned in protest over the failure of U.S. forces to prevent the wholesale looting of priceless treasures from Baghdad's antiquities museum. Martin Sullivan, who chaired the President's Advisory Committee on Cultural Property for eight years, and panel member Gary Vikan said they resigned because the U.S. military had had advance warning of the danger to Iraq (news - web sites)'s historical treasures. "We...
  • Looting was work of organised traffickers: UNESCO experts

    04/17/2003 4:13:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies · 602+ views
    Agence France-Presse (AFP) ^ | 4-17-03 | Huge Schofield
    PARIS, April 17 (AFP) - Much of the looting of treasures at Iraq's national museum was carried out by organised gangs who traffic in works of ancient art, according to experts at a United Nations conference called on Thursday to examine the war-damage to the country's cultural heritage. "It looks as if at least part of the theft was a very deliberate, planned action," said McGuire Gibson, of Chicago University's Oriental Institute, who is president of the American Association for Research in Baghdad. "Probably (it was done) by the same sorts of gangs that have been paying for the destruction...
  • Experts: Looters had keys to Iraqi antiquity vaults

    04/17/2003 8:31:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 134 replies · 261+ views
    <p>PARIS (AP) -- Some of the looters who ravaged Iraqi antiquities had keys to museum vaults and were able to take pieces from safes, experts said Thursday at an international meeting.</p> <p>The U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO, gathered some 30 art experts and cultural historians in Paris on Thursday to assess the damage to Iraqi museums and libraries looted in the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion.</p>
  • Coral Reef Task Force Backs Florida Coastal Cleanup

    02/28/2003 10:12:30 AM PST · by cogitator · 2 replies · 271+ views
    Coral Reef Task Force Backs Florida Coastal Cleanup WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2003 (ENS) - Today, in Washington, DC, the United States Coral Reef Task Force adopted a resolution that will improve water quality in the Florida Keys, while helping the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico upgrade ineffective wastewater treatment systems. Established in 1998, the Coral Reef Task Force includes the heads of 11 federal agencies and the governors of seven states, territories, and commonwealths. Their mission is to address the coral reef crisis and develop and implement coordinated efforts by mapping and monitoring U.S. coral reefs, conducting...
  • Keys town (Layton, FL) fights border station

    10/07/2002 10:01:47 AM PDT · by Battle Hymn of the Republic · 5 replies · 296+ views
    Miami Hearld ^ | 09/22/02 | Jennifer Babson
    Keys town fights border station Locals fear loss of their identity BY JENNIFER BABSON The tiniest city in the Florida Keys -- population 186 in the high season -- is taking on U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft in a battle that locals say is intended to preserve their patch of paradise. Angry residents of Layton filed suit after the U.S. Border Patrol announced plans to open a new station, including an interim migrant processing center, in the mile-long municipality between Islamorada and Marathon. 'The mood in Layton is, `Hey, whatever it takes,' '' said Hal Halenza, 72, a city...

    09/19/2002 8:24:27 AM PDT · by varina davis · 80 replies · 553+ views
    National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center ^ | Sept. 19, 2002 | National Hurricane Center
  • Army tests have Keys in uproar

    04/24/2002 8:44:43 AM PDT · by · 10 replies · 325+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 04/21/02 | JENNIFER BABSON
    Posted on Sun, Apr. 21, 2002 BY JENNIFER BABSON BOCA CHICA KEY - They worry about allergies and immune system difficulties and ailments yet to be diagnosed. A few bolted for points north; others shuttered windows and stayed inside. Word that the U.S. Army was conducting biological and chemical detection tests off Key West last week -- using a crop duster to spray what it says are benign substances over a small swath of the Gulf -- set alarm bells ringing for some on this island chain. ''Monday I had my house closed up all day and the air...