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  • Lake Michigan water levels rising: dilemma or not?

    07/02/2014 10:54:51 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 28 replies
    FOX32 Chicago ^ | 7-1-14 | By Larry Yellen, FOX 32 News Legal Analyst
    "A wet spring, and heavy winter snows, also raised lake levels. So, what's ahead? Researcher Olga Lyandres of the Alliance for the Great Lakes said that it's difficult to say, but fluctuations are a sign of a healthy ecosystem. “The most recent models suggest that it could either rise or fall, compared to the long term average,” said Lyandres."
  • State-Level Secession Movements in the United States: Northern Colorado and Jefferson

    10/10/2013 12:37:13 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 22 replies
    GeoCurrents ^ | 10-9-13 | Martin W Lewis
    The intense political polarization of the United States is most clearly reflected by the dysfunctional nature of the federal government. At a more local scale, it is seen as well in the growing movement to create new states by splitting existing ones. Most of these cases involve the desire of people in rural, conservative counties to secede from the more liberal states in which they are currently located. A front-page story in the October 7 edition of the New York Times, for example, highlights a drive to devise a new state of “Northern Colorado.” Eleven Colorado counties will vote on...
  • Superstorm Sandy and Sea Level Rise

    12/04/2012 9:37:47 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 13 replies
    ClimateWatch.NOAA.gov ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian Kahn
    Climate.gov’s Brian Kahn interviews Cynthia Rosenzweig, a climate impacts expert at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, co-chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, and director of the NOAA-sponsored Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast. Why should New Yorkers care about sea level rise? First of all, sea level rise is a big issue for millions of people in the U.S., not just New Yorkers. Twenty-three of the 25 most densely populated U.S. counties are on the coast. In New York, the full brunt of Hurricane Sandy has shown how powerful and damaging the effects...
  • U.S. Retail Sector Now at Worst Level Since Summer 2009

    07/21/2012 10:06:58 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies
    Profit Confidential ^ | July 11th, 2012 | Michael Lombardi
    The retail sector reports that sales for June, for stores open at least one year, gained an anemic 0.1%, the slowest rise since August 2009. This was the third month in a row of significant weakness in the retail sector! When compared to the 6.7% rise in sales in the same period last year for the retail sector, this 0.1% rise in retail sales from last month reveals how weak consumer spending in this supposed economic recovery is. Remember, dear reader: 70% of gross domestic product (GDP) is composed of consumer spending. The retail sector uses this measure—stores open at...
  • Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level Rise (NC)

    02/20/2012 4:30:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 2/20/12 | Sara Burrows
    Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level RiseState officials still pushing coastal counties to prepare for a one-meter rise By Sara Burrows Feb. 20th, 2012 RALEIGH — State officials are pressuring local governments to plan for a one-meter sea-level rise by 2100, even though many independent scientists have argued the rise is highly unlikely if not impossible. Even though a state advisory panel no longer recommends regulations based on the one-meter projection, local government officials worry that state regulators will try to implement those rules. Such a policy, they say, would have a devastating impact on...
  • Pentagon Raises Force-Protection Level for U.S. Bases

    09/07/2011 3:56:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2011 -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has authorized raising the force-protection level for military installations mainly in the United States, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. The commander of U.S. Northern Command Commander, Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., requested the action in recent days in advance of the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. homeland, he added. Little said Panetta and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reviewed the request. “This is not in response to any specific or credible threat surrounding the 10th anniversary...
  • Sarah Palin’s Level of Intellect Disclosed By Email Analysis

    06/19/2011 12:46:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Election News ^ | 6/19/11 | Melissa Borjas
    As Sarah Palin received criticism that persistently persistently mocked her own intellect, she released to the public about 24,000 of her emails during her time as Governor of the state of Alaska. A representative from AOL Weird News, an unconventional counterpart of AOL.com, handed over some samples of her writing to analysts in order to determine how effectively Palin wrote. If they expected the outcome to verify the media’s anti-Palin disposition, they were in for a big surprise. The conventional Flesch-Kincaid readability test indicated that Sarah Palin’s emails were actually written very well, at around an 8th grade level with...
  • Sources: Security threat level for London raised to 'severe'

    01/06/2011 8:05:05 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-6-11 | Wire Staff
    London (CNN) -- New information has emerged from an intelligence operation about the possibility of an attack being planned in or near London, with subway stations and airports of particular concern to officials, a British security source told CNN Thursday. CNN understands that the intelligence operation concerns a possible Mumbai-style attack, the source said. The action is not connected to terrorism arrests last month in Stoke, Cardiff and London, the source said.
  • Patrick says Obama critics are 'almost at the level of sedition'

    05/24/2010 12:31:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 116 replies · 2,411+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 24, 2010 | Michael Levenson
    Governor Deval Patrick, even as he decried partisanship in Washington, said today that Republican opposition to President Obama’s agenda has become so obstinate that it “is almost at the level of sedition.” The Democratic governor, who is close to the president, made the comments at a forum at Suffolk Law School's Rappaport Center, where he was asked by an audience member about partisan battling in Congress.
  • Britain raises international terror threat level (from 'Substantial' to 'Severe')

    01/22/2010 1:34:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 797+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/10 | Tim Pearce
    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain raised its international terrorism threat level to 'severe' -- its second highest level of terror alert -- from 'substantial' on Friday, Home Secretary (interior minister) Alan Johnson said. "The Joint Terrorism Analysis Center has today raised the threat to the UK from international terrorism from substantial to severe. This means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but I should stress that there is no intelligence to suggest than an attack is imminent," he said in a statement. "JTAC keeps the threat level under constant review and makes its judgments based on a broad range of...
  • Fatal blasts hit Jakarta hotels

    07/16/2009 7:22:33 PM PDT · by red flanker · 29 replies · 1,344+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 16, 2009
    At least four people have been killed in two separate explosions at luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, say reports. The country's Metro TV reported that one blast hit the Ritz-Carlton and the other, the Marriott Hotel. Television footage showed the facade of one of the hotels had been torn off by the blast. The BBC's Karishma Vaswani, outside the Marriott, said ambulances are present and security is extremely tight. South Jakarta police Col Firman Bundi said the four who died were foreigners, reported AP. "There were explosions heard from two separate places, one the JW Marriott, the other...
  • Cocaine Use Related To Level Of Education Achieved

    08/30/2007 4:33:42 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 456+ views
    Science Digest ^ | 8-30-2007 | Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Source: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Date: August 30, 2007 Cocaine Use Related To Level Of Education Achieved Science Daily — The decreased use of cocaine in the United States over the last 20 years mostly occurred among the highly educated, while cocaine use among non-high school graduates remained constant, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study authors suspect that the inverse relationship between cocaine use and education is related to access to health warnings and resources. They also concluded that the emerging disparity highlights the need...
  • Ice Sheet Complexity Leaves Sea Level Rise Uncertain

    03/16/2007 6:10:42 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 778+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-16-2007 | Catherine Brahic
    Ice sheet complexity leaves sea level rise uncertain 13:41 16 March 2007 NewScientist.com news service Catherine Brahic Ice shed from the giant sheets covering Antarctica and Greenland is responsible for just 12% of the current rate of global sea level rise, according to a new review. The authors emphasise that it is now clear that the ice caps are losing ice faster than it is being replenished by snowfall. But exactly why this is happening remains unknown, making it difficult to predict the extent of future sea level rises. The remaining 88% of the current rise is due to the...
  • Program assists heroes in reaching next level

    08/08/2006 5:49:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 131+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee
    8/7/2006 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- They gave something that they can never get back, and a group here does its best to ensure these heroes smoothly move on to the next phase of their lives. Palace HART -- Helping Airmen Recover Together -- is a program that assists Airmen injured in operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Many of them have amputations and other handicaps. The program assists them in staying on active duty, if possible, but it also helps injured veterans transition to life in the civilian world. The program started in 2004. "Place HART...
  • Melting Ice Threatens Sea-Level Rise (Barfing may cause global warming...)

    03/23/2006 2:34:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies · 1,697+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/23/06 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    Melting Ice Threatens Sea-Level Rise By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press Writer 19 minutes ago WASHINGTON - The Earth is already shaking beneath melting ice as rising temperatures threaten to shrink polar glaciers and raise sea levels around the world. By the end of this century, Arctic readings could rise to levels not seen in 130,000 years — when the oceans were several feet higher than now, according to new research appearing in Friday's issue of the journal Science. Even now, giant glaciers lubricated by melting water have begun causing earthquakes in Greenland as they lurch toward the ocean, other...
  • Rumsfeld Says Terror Threat My Be Greater

    02/02/2006 11:31:52 AM PST · by 1curiousmind · 23 replies · 1,197+ views
    AP ^ | 2/2/06 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite progress in fighting terrorism, the threat today may be greater than ever before because the available weapons are far more dangerous, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday. "The enemy - while weakened and under great pressure - is still capable of global reach, still possesses the determination to kill more Americans - and still trying to do so with increasingly powerful weapons," Rumsfeld said at the National Press Club. The U.S. strategy, he said, includes doing everything possible to prevent the enemy from gaining weapons of mass destruction, improving homeland defense and intelligence gathering and...
  • U.S. Troops in Iraq Decrease to Last Summer's Level

    01/26/2006 3:50:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 239+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 25, 2006 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2006 – The number of U.S. troops serving in Iraq has decreased to around 138,000, which was the level deployed there last summer, a Defense Department military spokesman said here today. "We have come back down to the troop level that we were at back in the summer of '05," said Army Lt. Col. Barry Venable. U.S. troop levels in Iraq were temporarily boosted last year from around 138,000 to about 160,000 troops to provide extra security for the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum and the Dec. 15 nationwide elections. Those extra troops "have cycled out and we're...
  • Iraq Force Level Assessment Is Likely, Di Rita Says

    12/12/2005 4:34:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 301+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 12, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2005 – The senior U.S. military commander in Iraq will likely conduct a force-level assessment sometime after the Dec. 15 elections, a senior defense department official said here today. However, chief DoD spokesman Lawrence Di Rita cautioned Pentagon reporters that Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multinational Force Iraq, may not provide a recommendation for Iraq force-level changes along with his assessment. "I would expect fully that he'll come back and give an assessment of where he thinks he is," Di Rita said. "I don't know - I simply don't - whether that will include...
  • Volcanic Suppression: Major Eruptions Can Reduce Sea Level

    11/08/2005 7:28:52 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 794+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 11-7-2005 | Sid Perkins
    Week of Nov. 5, 2005; Vol. 168, No. 19 , p. 294 Volcanic Suppression: Major eruptions can reduce sea level Sid Perkins Large volcanic eruptions can temporarily cool Earth's climate and, a team of scientists now suggests, lower sea level worldwide. BLOWING ITS TOP. Ocean cooling following the June 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines caused sea level worldwide to temporarily drop about 5 millimeters. D. Harlow/U.S. Geological Survey The tiny particles of broken rock and droplets of condensed gases that a volcano ejects high into the atmosphere reflect sunlight into space. So, after an eruption, there's less...
  • Abortion in Minnesota at lowest level in 30 years

    07/13/2005 9:05:14 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 13 replies · 576+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-13-05 | RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER
    The number of abortions in Minnesota last year dropped to the lowest level in 30 years, according to a report published Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Minnesota doctors performed about 13,800 abortions in 2004. Last year was the first time since 1975 that fewer than 14,000 abortions were done in the state. People from both sides of the debate and the Health Department said they were pleased with the record low, which follows a national trend of declining abortion numbers. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control cited a number of possible factors for the national trend:...
  • Level the Playing Field--As Long as it's in my Favor! - (former CBS V.P. on "liberal fairness")

    04/09/2005 1:10:47 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 409+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | APRIL 8, 2005 | LEE ELLIS
    The phrase, “Level Playing Field,” was coined in the 1980s, according to The Phrase Finder, to mean fair competition with no advantage to either side. Today, I hear this phrase used more often in politics—from both the Left and the Right. Somehow, I think this phrase has become contaminated, depending on one’s viewpoint or naiveté. Coming from the Right, this probably means “idealism.” Coming, though, from the Left, I suspect that it means that they want welfare from the USA, or they prefer to blame the USA for its capitalism and imperialism and look to either Socialism or Communism as...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • 'Top Level' Al-Qa'eda Suspect (Held) In Paris

    06/18/2004 6:00:42 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 209+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-19-2004 | Henry Samuel
    'Top level' al-Qa'eda suspect in Paris By Henry Samuel in Paris (Filed: 19/06/2004) French anti-terrorism magistrates are questioning an al-Qa'eda suspect described as one of the "highest level terrorist suspects to be caught in years". Said Arif, who experts believe to be a lieutenant of Iraq's most wanted terrorist leader, Abu Musab Zarqawi, was flown from Syria to Paris on Thursday night and placed under investigation in relation to a series of planned terrorist strikes in Paris. A spokesman for the French interior ministry described Arif as "highly mobile, with all the terrorist techniques taught in Afghanistan". He said France...
  • Iraq's Electricity Supply Is Finally Restored To Prewar Levels

    10/07/2003 6:17:09 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 1,240+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-8-2003 | Jack Fairweather
    Iraq's electricity supply is finally restored to pre-war level By Jack Fairweather in Baghdad (Filed: 08/10/2003) After six months and an outlay of £80 million, Iraq's American-led administration said yesterday that it had finally restored the electricity supply to pre-war levels. The milestone is one the administration has been eager to reach after a summer of blackouts and deepening resentment among Iraqis over the time taken to restore basic services. Increasing the nation's power supply further is now at the centre of reconstruction efforts. On its success depend air conditioning and heating and revived oil and industrial production. By next...
  • Left Wing College Ping! Annual Entry!

    09/15/2003 5:14:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 12 replies · 254+ views
    09-15-03 | Conservativeman55
    Yes my friends it is time for my annual Left Wing College Entry! Unforunately I have reformatted my computer since the last entry and lost the ping list! Thats ok because I'm sure many of you will want to read this. Last year I had annual entries from a liberal college professor and ar argument I had with a girl on Iraq. This year to start things off I will post an argument with a girl. This argument was over guns. The poor girl was clearly outmatched. She thought she was a Conservative Republican and when I asked her why...
  • CIA Review Into Level Of Threat

    05/22/2003 6:54:16 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 118+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-23-2003 | Toby Harnden
    CIA review into level of threat By Toby Harnden in Washington (Filed: 23/05/2003) The CIA is conducting a review of intelligence gathered before the Iraq war, focusing particularly on the possibility that Saddam Hussein's capacity for using weapons of mass destruction was exaggerated. George Tenet, the CIA director, is overseeing the "after-action report", which was initially proposed last autumn by Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, who was suspicious that the threat presented by Saddam was being underplayed. There was an internal battle over intelligence within the Bush administration that pitted the Pentagon against the State Department and the CIA....
  • One in four Hawaiian children below poverty line

    09/26/2002 9:12:00 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 10 replies · 205+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Thursday, September 26, 2002 | Christie Wilson
    <p>About one in four children identified as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander is living below the poverty level, according to data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.</p> <p>The "Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander only" category also leads racial groups in percentage of individuals living in poverty — 21 percent — and in percentage of families living in poverty — 18.5 percent, according to the latest census numbers, collected in 1999.</p>