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  • Hubble’s Latest View Shows Comet ISON Still Intact, Fairly Average

    10/17/2013 8:01:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Nancy Atkinson on
    NASA explains: In this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image taken on October 9, the comet’s solid nucleus is unresolved because it is so small. If the nucleus broke apart then Hubble would have likely seen evidence for multiple fragments. Moreover, the coma or head surrounding the comet’s nucleus is symmetric and smooth. This would probably not be the case if clusters of smaller fragments were flying along. What’s more, a polar jet of dust first seen in Hubble images taken in April is no longer visible and may have turned off. So, its not disintegrating, its not a three-piece body,...
  • Watch Darcy’s Latest TV Interview!(Democratic Presidential Candidate)

    12/22/2011 1:18:37 PM PST · by Son House · 9 replies
    On Point ^ | Dec 21, 2011 | On Point with Shannon Ogden
    A few weeks ago, Darcy was invited to appear as a guest on On Point with Shannon Ogden, a political talk program airing on ABC 25 and NBC 12 in Jacksonville, Fl.
  • White House hopes Obama's latest slogan catches on

    10/26/2011 9:10:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/26/11 | Peter Nicholas
    Another month, another White House catchphrase. “Pass this bill” looks to have been retired by White House message-makers. The heyday for President Obama’s three-word exhortation came in September, after he put forward his $447-billion jobs plan. Speech after speech, Obama commanded lawmakers to “pass this bill.’’ Day after day, Congress refused. With the impasse in its seventh week, the White House is trying a different approach, encapsulated in a new three-word slogan that is part plea, part battle cry. “We can’t wait.’’
  • Obama's Latest Stimulus: Handing Out Jobless Benefits To Striking Workers

    08/25/2011 9:09:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/25/11 | Tyler Durden
    One of the oddities that seemed out of whack in this morning's weekly Unemployment Claims update was the explanation for the spike in this week's receipents of government generosity: apparently it had to do with the BLS handing out weekly benefits checks to striking Verizon workers. We will repeat the key word from that sentence because it bears repeating: "striking." Now, we may be wrong here, but if one is striking, one is not u-n-e-m-p-l-o-y-e-d, and hence the US government should probably not be using taxpayer money to double pay such individuals who have singlehandedly decided to forgo pay in...
  • Gold hits latest record high, near $1,830 ($2,000.. here we come!)

    08/18/2011 2:45:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/18/11 | Tali Arbel - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of gold hit its latest record high, near $1,830 an ounce, as investors spooked by the prospect of a return to recession sought out safety Thursday in the precious metal. Gold prices have more than doubled since the recession began in late 2007. They've risen about 19 percent since the beginning of June, as European leaders struggled to keep the debt crisis from infecting the region's major economies and U.S. politicians nearly drove the country to the brink of default, prompting Standard & Poor's to cut the country's AAA credit rating. Morgan Stanley on...
  • Latest 'green' packing material? Mushrooms (not magic)

    07/27/2010 11:30:19 AM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies
    National Science Foundation ^ | July 27, 2010 | Unknown
    Packing foam now entering the marketplace is engineered from mushrooms and agricultural wasteA new packing material that grows itself is now appearing in shipped products across the country. The composite of inedible agricultural waste and mushroom roots is called Mycobond™, and its manufacture requires just one eighth the energy and one tenth the carbon dioxide of traditional foam packing material. And unlike most foam substitutes, when no longer useful, it makes great compost in the garden. The technology was the brainchild of two former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute undergraduates, Gavin McIntyre and Eben Bayer, who founded Ecovative Design of Green Island,...
  • Treasury takes $1.6 billion loss on Chrysler loan

    05/17/2010 6:22:46 PM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies · 518+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | Monday May 17, 2010, 8:35 pm | Martin Crutsinger
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Treasury Department said Monday it will lose $1.6 billion on a loan made to Chrysler in early 2009. Taxpayer losses from bailing out Chrysler and General Motors are expected to rise as high as $34 billion, congressional auditors have said. Treasury said Monday that Chrysler repaid $1.9 billion of a $4 billion loan, which was extended before the company filed for Chapter 11. The government hopes to get another $500 million from the company that emerged from bankruptcy, Chrysler Group LLC. Treasury officials said that the government had no plans to boost its stake in the...
  • Hurricanes and Weather

    07/13/2009 6:39:01 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 84 replies · 2,917+ views
    prayer | Jedediah
    While in prayer over the last three weeks I have kept getting that the west coast of America was going to begin to see extreme weather changes including hurricanes , then this morning I received this word in prayer for your discernment and intercession . . . Hurricanes and weather not seen before now , How long shall you hang onto your sacred cow , The thing that blinds you this very day , Shall soon cause you immense dismay , A shaking is coming behold ! I reveal it even now , So what shall be your answer? Me...
  • Latest Posts

    03/03/2008 10:31:59 AM PST · by numberonepal · 60 replies · 225+ views
    FR | 03/03/08 | ME
    What has happened to the Latests Posts page? I'm a big fan of it and I can't seem to get there any longer through this link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/browse?ao=0 That link is being re-directed to Forum: News/Activism at http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/news-forum/.
  • Japan's Latest Weapon Against Terror . . . A fish

    07/25/2006 6:24:11 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 666+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-25-2006 | Colin Joyce
    Japan's latest weapon against terror. . . a fish By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 25/07/2006) Japan is to use tiny fish in the battle against terrorism. Ricefish, measuring less than two inches and commonly kept as pets, react rapidly to contaminated water. The fish, which is pale orange, pushes its face close to the surface when it experiences breathing difficulties or simply dies in the manner of canaries in gas-filled mines. Whereas sophisticated and expensive filters may take up to 15 hours to detect a problem, ricefish typically react to contamination within a couple of hours. So far, they...
  • First Army trainers learn latest IED technology

    06/14/2006 4:34:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 411+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Karen Bradshaw
    FORT GILLEM, Ga. (Army News Service, June 14, 2006) – First Army trainers charged with preparing National Guard and Reserve Soldiers for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan updated their knowledge on IEDs last week. Eighty-five trainers met via video-teleconference with a unit currently serving in Iraq to learn about the latest tactics insurgents are using in IED attacks. The information will be used to update IED instruction Soldiers receive during theater immersion training. “We have to create awareness in our Soldiers,” said First Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill. “We are sinking everything into this training to make it tough...
  • Iraqi Signal School Graduates Latest Class

    05/22/2006 5:39:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 249+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Rick Brown
    Iraqi Signal School students salute the Iraqi flag during a graduation ceremony at the school in Taji, Iraq, May 13, 2006. Students from all Iraqi services and the Ministry of Defense attend the school to learn communications skills. Multiational Security Transition Command—Iraq photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Rick Brown Iraqi Signal School Graduates Latest Class A move to a larger facility this summer will enable the school to expand its class size from 120 students at present to as many as 300 students. By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Rick Brown Multiational Security Transition Command—Iraq CAMP FALLUJAH,...
  • Iraqis line up to join Iraqi Army in latest recruiting drive

    05/10/2006 4:28:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 278+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | May 9, 2006 | Cpl. Mark Sixbey
    FERRIS, Iraq (May 9, 2006) -- Dozens of Iraqi men waited outside an Iraqi Police station here at the break of dawn to enlist and serve their country, May 8. Marines from I Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, provided logistical and security support during an Iraqi Army recruiting drive. It was overseen by Iraqi policemen. It was part of a recruiting drive to bring Iraqis from the outskirts of Fallujah to the Iraqi Army. A similar drive held nearly two months ago inside Fallujah brought in more than 800 men. Lance Cpl. Michael Betancourt, an...
  • Crude oil rises amid concerns of supply disruption

    05/03/2006 2:18:59 PM PDT · by familyop · 5 replies · 637+ views
    AFP via Business Times ^ | May 4, 2006 | AFP
    LONDON: Crude oil traded above US$74 (US$1 = RM3.61) a barrel before a United Nations hearing on Iran's nuclear programme, amid concern oil supplies will be disrupted from the country. The US, UK and France will ask for the United Nations to demand that Iran halt its uranium enrichment programme. Iran is the world's fourth-largest oil supplier. Iranian authorities "would have their own embargo; they wouldn't send their oil to certain countries," said Deborah White, an analyst with Societe Generale SA. "To cut oil exports will certainly not be their first choice. They need the money." Crude oil for June...
  • Redating The Latest Neanderthals In Europe

    01/05/2006 3:34:12 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 1,208+ views
    Washington University-St Louis ^ | 1-5-2006 | Neil Schoenherr
    Redating of the latest Neandertals in Europe By Neil Schoenherr Jan. 5, 2006 — Two Neantertal fossils excavated from Vindija Cave in Croatia in 1998, believed to be the last surviving Neandertals, may be 3,000-4,000 years older than originally thought. Erik Trinkaus An international team of researchers involving Erik Trinkaus, Ph.D., the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences; Tom Higham and Christopher Bronk Ramsey of the Oxford University radiocarbon laboratory; Ivor Karavanic of the University of Zagreb; and Fred Smith of Loyola University, has redated the two Neandertals from Vindija Cave, the results of which have...
  • Pelosi Response to President Bush's Latest Speech on Iraq (Barf Alert!)

    12/14/2005 3:50:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 522+ views
    US Newswire on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/05 | Nancy '2PAC' Pelosi
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in response to President Bush's speech on Iraq at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington: "I am pleased that Iraq appears to be moving towards democracy, as indicated by tomorrow's upcoming election. However, democracy is not the reason that President Bush gave for invading Iraq more than 1,000 days ago. President Bush asserted that Saddam Hussein presented an imminent threat to the security of the United States, a threat that could only be reduced by going to war. The president was wrong. "How much...
  • Latest Roseland flap: Yard signs Residents get warnings, tickets; claim free speech rights violated

    08/05/2005 10:58:47 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 1,681+ views
    southbendtribune.com ^ | July 27, 2005 | DUSTIN GROVE
    ROSELAND -- Battles over zoning and permits appear to be a common problem lately in the small town of Roseland. But residents now have a complaint that's not just about small town ordinances. It's about the nation's Constitution and its First Amendment, freedom of speech. This week, some residents have pitched signs in their yards, urging the two married members of the three-person Town Council, David and Dorothy Snyder, to resign. In return, residents have received warnings or tickets from the town, telling them they are breaking the law. "We don't have freedom of speech. We can't say what we...
  • Latest academic freedom fight: conservative students vs. liberal profs

    12/27/2004 10:07:07 AM PST · by Ryan Bailey · 5 replies · 723+ views
    Christian Underground ^ | 25DEC04 | J. Pope
    Latest academic freedom fight: conservative students vs. liberal profs By JUSTIN POPE December 25, 2004 At the University of North Carolina, three incoming freshmen sue over a reading assignment they say offends their Christian beliefs. In Colorado and Indiana, a national conservative group publicizes student allegations of left-wing bias by professors. Faculty get hate mail and are pictured in mock "wanted" posters; at least one college says a teacher received a death threat. And at Columbia University in New York, a documentary film alleging that teachers intimidate students who support Israel draws the attention of administrators. The three episodes differ...
  • Pakistan bans latest issue of Newsweek (contains material 'offensive to Islam')

    11/26/2004 9:39:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,563+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/26/04 | Munir Ahmad - AP
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani authorities have banned an issue of Newsweek magazine for publishing material they said was offensive to Islam, local media reported Friday. A government official in Islamabad had ordered the "forfeiture of all copies of the weekly Newsweek of November 22," the state-run agency Associated Press of Pakistan reported, quoting Tariq Mahmood Bajwa, a government official in the capital, Islamabad. The edition published "objectionable remarks which (were) tantamount to desecration of the Quran," Islam's holy book, the agency said. The report said authorities were considering legal action against the magazine but gave no details. The action...
  • Kerry's Latest Attacks on Bush Borrow a Page From Scripture (TOTAL NYT hurl alert)

    10/24/2004 9:01:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 763+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/25/04 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER, DAVID E. SANGER
    Kerry's Latest Attacks on Bush Borrow a Page From Scripture By DAVID M. HALBFINGER and DAVID E. SANGER Published: October 25, 2004 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 24 - Appealing to late-deciding voters in explicitly religious terms, Senator John Kerry used the Bible on Sunday to accuse President Bush of trying to scare America, and said his own Catholicism moved him to help those in need but not to "write every doctrine into law." "The Scripture teaches us - John says, 'Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid,' " Mr. Kerry said, alluding to Mr. Bush's strategy...
  • Fighting for the right to live well, die well

    04/03/2004 1:19:12 AM PST · by VinayFromBangalore · 3 replies · 295+ views
    KeralaNext.com ^ | 3-April-2004 | KeralaNext.com
    As medical technology concentrates on prolonging life, a group of people in Kerala are looking for the right to commit suicide -- not because they are sick or despondent but because they are completely content. Turning the definition of euthanasia, or mercy killing, on its head, these people want to follow their motto of "live well and leave well". They have been shown the way by Thomas Master, an 85-year-old schoolteacher who hanged himself to death in Thrissur earlier this week because he had accomplished what he had to in life.And the leader of the pack that wants to determine...
  • With election on the way, latest tax cuts likely won't be the last

    12/29/2003 4:25:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 131+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/29/03 | David Westphal
    <p>WASHINGTON -- American taxpayers are about to reap their last big bonanza from an extraordinary three-year run of federal tax cutting, pocketing substantially higher refunds on their 2003 income tax returns.</p> <p>But that doesn't mean anti-tax talk in Washington will fade away.</p>
  • The Latest Refugees From Mugabe's Lawless Zimbabwe - Hundreads Of Elephants

    12/29/2003 12:13:35 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 134+ views
    The Guradian (UK) ^ | 12-29-2003 | Michael Durham
    The latest refugees from Mugabe's lawless Zimbabwe - hundreds of elephants Wildlife experts in Zambia fear flight from poachers is damaging crops and property Michael Durham in Mosi-o-Tunya National Park, Zambia Monday December 29, 2003 The Guardian (UK) Hundreds of wild elephants are the latest refugees from violence and disorder in Robert Mugabe's crisis-torn Zimbabwe. The animals are fleeing the country by wading across the Zambezi river to escape being shot or trapped by so-called "war veterans" and illegal hunters. Game wardens in Zambia say record numbers of elephants are crossing the Zambezi, which forms the border between the two...
  • US Puts Its Latest (High Tech) Arms In South Korea

    12/21/2003 3:11:34 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 182+ views
    Yahoo/LA Times ^ | 12-21-2003 | Barbara Demick
    U.S. Puts Its Latest Arms in S. Korea Sun Dec 21, 6:03 AM ET Add Top Stories - Los Angeles By Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer SEOUL — Even as the Bush administration seeks a negotiated settlement to the North Korean nuclear standoff, an intimidating array of high-tech weaponry, much of it battle-tested in Iraq and Afghanistan , is being deployed south of the demilitarized zone that divides the Korean peninsula. The weaponry has been quietly moved into South Korea since the summer as part of a significant restructuring of the 37,000 U.S. troops in the country. In return for...
  • Hillary May Run, But Not Expected to Defeat Bush

    09/19/2003 11:30:23 AM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies · 230+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | September 19, 2003 | Jimmy Moore
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- The idea that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) will run for the Democrat nomination for president in 2004 remains a possibility as none of the other ten Democrat candidates has been able to emerge as a clear frontrunner. Former President Bill Clinton spoke candidly about his wife's possible presidential aspirations in a Democrat forum hosted by his former chief of staff Leon Panetta that took place at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California on Wednesday. "I'm not about to take a position in the primary," Clinton told Panetta regarding who he supports for the Democrat...
  • U.S. Says Iraqi Police Made Latest Arrest

    04/19/2003 3:50:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 148+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/19/03 | Ellen Knickmeyer - AP
    U.S. Says Iraqi Police Made Latest Arrest 1 hour, 16 minutes ago Add Top Stories - AP to My Yahoo! By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - The country's newly revived police force was credited Saturday with nabbing Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s finance minister — the first time authorities of the new Iraq (news - web sites) arrested a top official of the old regime. American forces touted the arrest of Hikmat Mizban Ibrahim al-Azzawi as an example of the Iraqi-U.S. cooperation for which they are striving. News of the arrest came as Marines started...
  • Latest Terrorism Victim: 70-Year-Old Man

    01/02/2003 3:26:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 192+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jan. 2, 2003 | staff
    The Al-Aksa Brigades announced last night that one of their members had murdered a Jew - and today the victim's body was found, burnt beyond recognition, next to his car. Masoud Alon, 70, of Menachemiya - a community between the Jordan Valley and the Kinneret Sea - was reported missing yesterday. A massive search involving hundreds of police, soldiers and volunteers was then undertaken, and helicopters, ATV's, and dogs were also utilized. The body was found this afternoon in an area not frequented by Jews, some 50 kilometers to the south of the victim's home. A suicide-murder attack was thwarted...