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  • Traveling Musician Sings for Venezuelans Stuck in Six-Hour Supermarket Lines

    03/10/2016 12:31:56 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2016 | by Frances Martel
    Years of crippling socialist policies have left Venezuela so bereft of food, average Venezuelans must spent up to six hours waiting in line to received their allotted rations of basic goods like vegetable oil, flour, or milk. Musician Jonathan Acosta has offered to help ease the frustration by visiting supermarkets and performing for those waiting in line.
  • Venezuelans staying the night outside stores for food

    01/12/2015 9:56:42 PM PST · by GeronL · 102 replies
    El Universal ^ | January 12, 2014 | Carrir, Abrer
    Monday January 12, 2015 01:40 PM Last Friday, dozens of people spent the night in the surroundings of the Andrés Bello square (north Caracas) to buy food in an outdoor market organized by the Venezuelan Ministry of Food. For taking home staples such as rice, pre-cooked corn flour, milk, oil, sugar, beef or chicken, people had to wait in line for at least twelve hours. Buyers had numbers written on their arms. With fear and anger, but with the need to buy food, they were waiting there since the day before. "No matter if I am very fond of this...
  • Analysis: Israel enforcing red lines on Syria

    05/05/2013 8:07:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies ^ | 5/5/13 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    The two aerial strikes on Damascus in the past 48 hours, carried out by the Israel Air Force according to foreign media reports, are likely the result of classified intelligence indicating an imminent attempt to transfer strategic weapons from Syria to Hezbollah. With Hezbollah deploying up to half of its fighting force to Syria to help the regime of dictator Bashar Assad fight for its survival, the Lebanese Shi’ite organization will be seeking “rewards” for its actions. Hezbollah and its patron Iran may have asked Assad to make the advanced weapons available. It would seem that Assad cannot have been...
  • Janet Napolitano: Budget feud has resulted in long airport lines (the memo has been sent)

    03/04/2013 3:04:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3/04/13 | Hugo Martin
    The budget battle in Washington that is forcing cuts to federal budgets has already resulted in delays and long lines at some of the nation's largest airports, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday. At a breakfast meeting with the news organization Politico, Napolitano said her agency is cutting overtime pay and sending out furlough notices to customs officers and airport security screeners. As a result, she said lines have already increased 150% to 200% at airports, including Los Angeles International Airport and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
  • U.S. Unimpressed by Netanyahu Speech, Won't Set Red Lines- The Obama administration reiterates

    09/27/2012 6:47:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    inn ^ | 9/27/12 | Elad Benari
    The Obama administration remained unimpressed on Thursday after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to the United Nations and reiterated that the President would not set “red lines” for Iran. “As the prime minister said, the United States and Israel share the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," spokesman Tommy Vietor of the National Security Council said on Thursday, adding, “We will continue our close consultation and cooperation toward achieving that goal.” Meanwhile, officials in Washington quoted in the Israeli media praised Netanyahu for the conciliatory approach he took towards Obama but made ​​it clear that the United...
  • PM to 'Post': Clear lines must be set to Iran nuclear march

    09/15/2012 4:45:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/16/12 | Herb Keinon
    Congressman Mike Rogers [R-Michigan] gave an interview recently and said he walked out of a meeting a few weeks ago between you and US Ambassador Dan Shapiro with a sense that you were at wit’s end over American policy toward Iran. Are you? No, I am not at wit’s end. I believe we have to stop Iran, I believe we can stop Iran, and I think certain things are needed to do that. One of them is setting clear, designated limits to Iran’s nuclear weapons programs activities. I think that has not yet been done, but I am an old...
  • What's Changed After Wisconsin: Obama Administrration House Full of Cards

    06/08/2012 10:15:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-8-12 | Peggy Noonan
    What happened in Wisconsin signals a shift in political mood and assumption. Public employee unions were beaten back and defeated in a state with a long progressive tradition. The unions and their allies put everything they had into "one of their most aggressive grass-roots campaigns ever," as the Washington Post's Peter Whoriskey and Dan Balz reported in a day-after piece. Fifty thousand volunteers made phone calls and knocked on 1.4 million doors to get out the vote against Gov. Scott Walker. Mr. Walker's supporters, less deeply organized on the ground, had a considerable advantage in money. But organization and money...
  • Israel may negotiate from pre-1967 lines

    08/01/2011 10:22:44 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 43 replies
    The Associated Press via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | August 2, 2011 | Ian Deitch, The Associated Press
    JERUSALEM -- In a dramatic policy shift, Israel's prime minister has agreed to negotiate the borders of a Palestinian state based on the cease-fire line that marks off the West Bank, a TV station reported Monday. Until now, Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to spell out his plan for negotiating the border. A senior Israeli official would not confirm outright that the prime minister was now willing to adopt the cease-fire line as a starting point, but said Israel was willing to try new formulas to restart peace talks based on a proposal made by President Barack Obama. In a speech...
  • Liberal Pickup Lines

    08/16/2010 6:58:44 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-16-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Actually not an easy task trying to come up with good ones (I'm not sure I did), but it seemed fun to at least attempt. This was inspired by the #LiberalPickupLines hastag on Twitter. Respecting the fact that Free Republic is not an R-rated forum so trying to use my best judgement I took out some of the more R-rated lines (which is approximately a third of them). You can check them out here if you really want. I know its a little juvenile but what the heck, can't be all serious all the time right?Can I get someone...
  • W.H. nixes receiving lines?

    12/08/2009 10:39:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 841+ views
    politico ^ | 12/8/09 | AMIE PARNES
    For reporters covering President Obama, there’s only one party in town that matters: The White House Holiday Party. It’s a rare opportunity to walk around parts of the White House and meet the president and first lady. In the past, the highlight of the event has been the chance to get your picture taken with the president in the receiving line.
  • A long day and long lines at Glendale swine flu clinic (ObamaCare Preview)

    11/04/2009 4:47:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies · 370+ views
    LA Times ^ | November 4, 2009 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Long lines at public flu clinics -- initially intended to primarily serve the uninsured -- are now commonplace nationwide as doses of the vaccine remain scarce. Many clinics report seeing large numbers of people who have insurance but have been unable to get H1N1 vaccines from private doctors, who say they have either already run out or have yet to get any. The line at the Glendale clinic, the first to be held in that city since Los Angeles County received doses late last month, was the longest yet, county Department of Public Health officials said. And the stakes were...
  • Welcome to Govt Health Care: "Long lines await flu shots."

    10/24/2009 1:13:59 PM PDT · by Dinah Lord · 10 replies · 507+ views
    Dinah Lord. ^ | October 24, 2009 | Dinah Lord
    All across the country: Michigan, Delaware, California, Oklahoma, West Virginia and more.
  • Many underestimate white dashed lines

    02/03/2009 2:24:23 PM PST · by Daffynition · 64 replies · 1,630+ views
    UPI ^ | Feb 3 2009 | staff reporter
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- People underestimate the length of the white dashed lines painted down the middle of a road indicating that many drive too fast, a U. S. researcher said. Study leader Dennis Shaffer of Ohio State University and colleagues tested more than 400 college students in three experiments. When asked to guess the length of the lines from memory, most answered.......... ......and the empty spaces in-between measure.........
  • The Weekend Favorite Movie Lines (from the dark to the light)

    09/19/2008 8:35:11 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 112 replies · 492+ views
    Me | 09-19-2008
    My favorite movie lines quotes, quips, profound, truisms. I'll start with the dark and work toward the light. A FreeRanging thread, please add your inputs. Okay to link youtube and music links.
  • Spy Planes To Recharge By Clinging To Power Lines

    12/18/2007 2:33:04 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 159+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-18-2007 | Paul Marks
    Spy planes to recharge by clinging to power lines 11:08 18 December 2007 news service Paul Marks The next time you see something flapping in the breeze on an overhead power line, squint a little harder. It may not be a plastic bag or the remnants of a party balloon, but a tiny spy plane stealing power from the line to recharge its batteries. The idea comes from the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in Dayton, Ohio, US, which wants to operate extended surveillance missions using remote-controlled planes with a wingspan of about a metre, but has been...
  • Power Lines In New Link To Childhood Leukaemia

    04/20/2007 7:34:44 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 623+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-21-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Power lines in new link to childhood leukaemia By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 3:14am BST 21/04/2007 A leaked Government-commissioned report has raised fresh fears of a link between power lines and cancer. The Government has been urged to consider a ban on building new homes and schools near overhead high voltage power lines The draft paper urges ministers to consider banning the building of homes and schools close to overhead high voltage power cables to reduce significantly exposure to electromagnetic fields from the electricity grid. The Stakeholder Advisory Group on Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation (Sage) says a...
  • China capable of building aircraft carrier

    01/09/2007 5:30:46 AM PST · by Flavius · 33 replies · 1,423+ views
    shanghai daily ^ | 1/9/07 | By Li Xinran
    CHINA has the technology to build an aircraft carrier, said the spokesman of the country's top national defense research and development body in Beijing yesterday, China Radio International reported. China has the capability of building an aircraft carrier, but it is still unknown when one will be built, Huang Qiang, the spokesman, said at the press conference. Besides accomplishing the development of high-tech weapons and equipment, China's national defense industry will also further develop military and civilian technologies this year, which includes technologies for information security, new energies, anti-terrorism equipment and man-made satellites, according to Huang. China's national defense sector...
  • **FNC Breaking - Suspicious White Powder Found in Clinton's Harlem Office -nothing follows

    10/27/2006 4:08:56 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 232 replies · 16,591+ views
    Nothing follows.
  • Wildfire Threatens Phoenix Power Lines

    07/23/2006 5:09:07 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 282+ views
    Wildfire Threatens Phoenix Power Lines Monday July 24, 2006 12:31 AM SUNFLOWER, Ariz. (AP) - A fire burning in a national forest threatened two transmission lines that send electricity to metropolitan Phoenix, officials said Sunday. Three planes dropped retardant on the fire, which was burning about 5 square miles but wasn't threatening buildings, said Emily Garber, a spokeswoman for the Tonto National Forest. It was about two miles from the power lines, two of many that bring power into the Phoenix area. Arizona Public Service, one of two major utilities serving the metro area, can use contingency plans to import...
  • Company spent past year helping install lines throughout Iraq (Troop Home Coming!)

    05/12/2006 7:27:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 374+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Soldiers of the 69th Signal Company returned home after nearly a year in Iraq where they put in a number of communication infrastructures. The 142 men and women of the unit — most of whom are cable dogs, individuals who install communication lines — stepped off the charter aircraft at 8 p.m. Thursday, concluding a trip from Kuwait to Arizona. Waiting for the ramp to be put up to the plane, soldiers of the 11th Signal Brigade, to which the 69th belongs, were as anxious to see their fellow soldiers get off the commercial airliner as probably...
  • AF rescuers take to urban front lines for training

    03/11/2006 10:51:56 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 330+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    In the bedroom of a dingy apartment on Tucson's South Side, Air Force Master Sgt. Jim Johnston snapped on a pair of latex gloves and gently probed the rib cage of a 40-year-old woman weeping with pain. She'd been sick for days. Her fever was 104. Her only medicine: Nyquil. "Where does it hurt?," Johnston asked. "My chest," the woman panted, crying out as a coughing spasm overtook her. An hour later, Johnston is on another city street, trying to make sense of a babbling 21-year-old woman who seems strung out ---
  • From the oldest post to the front lines of the War on Terrorism

    02/14/2006 3:25:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 14, 2006 | Cpl. Shane Suzuki
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Feb. 14, 2006) -- The streets here are a far cry from the corner of 8th and I streets in Washington, D.C., and yet for an infantryman who joined the Marine Corps to travel the world and do his part in the War on Terrorism, it is the only place he wants to be. Corporal Jared St. Clair, an infantryman with 4th Platoon, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, has finally made it to Iraq and is making the most of his opportunity. He’s serving in the city that many experts and officials are calling the...
  • Wahpeton, N.D., native supports front lines

    02/11/2006 2:02:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 371+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 11, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Feb. 11, 2006) -- There are more than 22,000 Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force units deployed in Iraq. Many of them are serving on the front lines, outside the wire, however, they would not be operating successfully without having proper administrative support backing them. Administrative Marines like Sgt. Jeffery P. Kast, an administration clerk with Combat Logistics Battalion-8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), routinely ensure Marines within their respective units have continuous administrative support. “For my office, our day-to-day tasks are to make sure that Marines in our battalion are being taken care of administratively,” Kast...
  • Ellenburgh, N.Y., native supports front lines

    12/30/2005 5:18:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 339+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 30, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Dec. 30, 2005) -- There are more than 22,000 Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force units deployed in Iraq. Many of them are serving on the front lines, outside the wire, however, they would not be operating successfully without having proper administrative support backing them. Administrative Marines like Lance Cpl. Lee R. LaValley Jr., an administration clerk with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), routinely ensure Marines within their respective units have continuous administrative support. “I like working here compared to Camp Lejeune, [N.C.],” LaValley admits. “Although the weather is ridiculous, I know this...
  • Signal Soldiers Improve Lines of Communication

    12/06/2005 6:38:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 362+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Matsushige
    Signal Soldiers Improve Lines of Communication The 44th Signal Detachment, with some help from local Afghans, work to construct a new cable network on Forward Operating Base Salerno. By U.S. Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Matsushige Task Force Devil Public Affairs FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2005 — Can you hear a pin drop over the phone lines here? No, not quite, but soon you may be able to. U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 44th Signal Detachment are digging deep into the earth to improve the lines of communication on Forward Operating Base Salerno by protecting cable...
  • Customers filling tanks, suffering sticker shock

    09/15/2005 6:05:50 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 18 replies · 784+ views
    Maui News ^ | 9/14/2005 | Melissa Tanji
    Gas prices on Maui went beyond the $4-per-gallon mark on Monday for midgrade and premium gasoline at some stations.
  • New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin crosses party lines, endorses Republican Bobby Jindal 11/04/03

    09/09/2005 7:12:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 162 replies · 3,482+ views
    Capitol Watch ^ | 11/04/03 | John Hill, Mike Hasten, Melody Brumble, Michelle Mahfoufi
    New Orleans mayor crosses party lines, endorses Jindal Staff Reports Posted on November 4, 2003 New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin crossed party lines Monday and endorsed Republican Bobby Jindal for governor. "Bobby Jindal understands that all of Louisiana benefits from and needs a strong New Orleans," Nagin said. With Jindal as governor, "New Orleans and the rest of the state will be partners, not adversaries - which is critical because we can only move this state forward together." Pollster Verne Kennedy surveyed voters on the possible impact of Nagin's endorsement of Jindal prior to its announcement. "It will be a...
  • Fault Lines - Hillary Clinton says FEMA was more effective during Rodham-Clinton administration

    09/09/2005 10:21:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 1,442+ views
    Fault Lines Ibd Thu Sep 8, 7:00 PM ET Katrina: Hillary Clinton says FEMA was more effective when her husband was president. The victims of Hurricane Floyd might venture a different opinion, and it wasn't FEMA that kept supplies from the Superdome. During a post-Katrina conference call with reporters, Sen. Clinton said, "Helping localities do what they needed to do to mitigate damage -- that philosophy governed FEMA during the Clinton administration. It obviously was rejected by this administration." Does that mean Clinton's FEMA was the model of government efficiency and effectiveness? Or was it closer to the DMV and...
  • At least 17 SSVEC employees begin voyage today to Louisiana to help repair power lines

    08/31/2005 8:02:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 407+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | unattributed
    SIERRA VISTA - Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative crews are planning to head to the Gulf Coast today to help make repairs to power lines in the Hurricane Katrina disaster area. The effort is in response to a plea from utilities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, where the hurricane caused an estimated $25 billion in damage - destroying homes and businesses, flooding the city of New Orleans and leaving more than a million people without power. On Tuesday, Jack Blair, chief marketing officer for the cooperative, said 17 employees from Willcox, Benson and Sierra Vista were tentatively scheduled to go...
  • Israeli multitudes breach police lines

    07/18/2005 6:54:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 664+ views
    WND ^ | July 18, 2005 | Aaron Klein
    'Greatest protest' in Jewish state's history aims to stop Sharon's planned Gaza evacuation NATIVOT, Israel – In what is being billed the "greatest protest in Israeli history," tens of thousands tonight made it to an overnight rest stop on their way to Gaza after breaching a barrier of thousands of security forces and running across thorny fields. The protest aims to halt next month's evacuation of Jewish communities from Gaza and parts of the West Bank. Earlier this evening, tens of thousands streamed into Nativot, a town about 20 miles south of Gaza, holding a massive rally that completely filled...
  • CA: McPherson says new lines can't be in place for 2006 elections

    05/17/2005 5:44:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 638+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/17/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Secretary of State Bruce McPherson cast more doubt Tuesday on the need for a special November election, saying the new legislative and congressional districts sought by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger can't be in place for elections next year. "There's no way I can see that we can make 2006," McPherson, California's top elections official, told members of the Sacramento Press Club. "Maybe 2008, but that's a question mark." Schwarzenegger announced in January that he wanted to take the power to draw the districts away from the Legislature and have a panel of retired judges draw new lines in...
  • Canada shipbuilding in Shanghai

    05/16/2005 7:02:51 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 2 replies · 493+ views
    CFP ^ | May 16, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Four years ago, Canadian Steamship Lines International, a subsidiary of the Prime Minister Paul Martin-blind trust Canada Steamship Lines, entered into a deal with Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard to build two bulk cargo vessels--at $45-million per ship. CSL has moved shipbuilding from Canada and the West to Communist China. The two Chinese-built bulk cargo vessels are not the first ships built for CSL in the Orient. The Sheila Ann, a bulk carrier named after Martin’s wife, was built in China in 1999. In spite of its name, the Sheila Ann may never have come to public attention. But a few days...
  • CA: Governor should be bold, call for new lines

    12/05/2004 9:03:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 282+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/5/04 | Daniel Weintraub
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is nearing a decision on whether to press for a special election next year at which he would seek to end the conflict of interest that allows legislators to draw their own district boundary lines. I say, go for it. Not only that, Schwarzenegger should double the bet by proposing a measure to allow new lines to be drawn in time for the 2006 elections. Such a special election in the fall of 2005 would be extremely risky for the governor. If he were to fail, he would lose much if not all of the political momentum...
  • CA: Battle lines form over raising taxes

    11/22/2004 8:48:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 406+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/22/04 | Alexa H. Bluth
    Some analysts and Democratic lawmakers predicted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's first budget would be his last without tax increases. After he and lawmakers cobbled together a plan built around borrowing, they predicted he would have to succumb to some sort of tax hike to wipe out a persistent gulf between California's revenues and spending. Not so anymore. Rising revenues, a single-digit deficit - seemingly small in contrast to the jaw-dropping $20 billion-plus gaps in past years - and the availability of $3.5 billion in voter-approved deficit bonds have cleared the way for Schwarzenegger to avoid the once-dreaded tax hike in the...
  • Some Dem Delegate Chiefs Say: No Crossing Boston Picket Lines

    07/16/2004 5:51:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 748+ views
    Some Dem Delegate Chiefs Say: No Crossing Picket Lines Gov. Wants Dispute Over Before Convention POSTED: 7:28 am EDT July 16, 2004 UPDATED: 7:30 am EDT July 16, 2004 BOSTON -- Several Democratic chairmen from around the country are urging their state delegations to honor Boston police union picket lines during the Democratic National Convention. The union is promising to picket any parties or other gatherings where Boston Mayor Tom Menino is scheduled to attend. The Boston Globe reported that the heads of the California, Ohio, Tennessee and Maine delegations have written letters or phoned members asking them to boycott...
  • School Bus Drivers Say They'll Picket Boston Convention - Could Cause Dilemma For Kerry

    07/07/2004 7:39:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 771+ views
    Bus Drivers Say They'll Picket Convention Picket Lines Could Cause Dilemma For Kerry POSTED: 9:50 am EDT July 7, 2004 UPDATED: 9:53 am EDT July 7, 2004 BOSTON -- More potential labor problems for the Democratic National Convention. The union representing about 1,200 Boston school bus drivers told the Boston Globe that some of its members plan to picket outside the FleetCenter during the convention. Unlike the unions representing police and firefighters, the school bus drivers are not technically considered city employees, since they work for a private contractor that provides school bus service for Boston. The drivers have been...
  • Boston unions tell Kerry not to cross picket lines (on Monday, 6/28/04)

    06/25/2004 2:09:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies · 373+ views ^ | 6/25/04
    Unions tell Kerry not to cross picket lines Friday, June 25, 2004 11:07 AM (Boston - AP) — The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association has a message for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry: Don't cross our picket lines when you come to town on Monday. The union is promising to picket events associated with the US Conference of Mayors taking place in Boston over the next several days. Kerry is scheduled to speak before the municipal leaders on Monday. But police union president Thomas Nee says they want Kerry to honor their picket lines. The police union has been working without...
  • Travelers Face Long Lines at Georgia Airport

    06/01/2004 11:31:22 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 70 replies · 373+ views
    aolnews ^ | 6 1 04 | KRISTEN WYATT, AP
    ATLANTA (June 1) - Thousands of frustrated travelers waited in two-hour-long lines to pass through security Tuesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, slowed by a rush of business and post-holiday passengers. Travelers at one of the country's busiest airports stood in a labyrinthine line that wound through ticketing and baggage claim areas and the food court before even nearing the security gate. The line of ticketed passengers waiting to pass through security was so long it even backed up nontravelers who were just trying to reach the central atrium and food court area. ''We started outside, then the line went...
  • My 10 Rules to Make This a Better World (Dave Barry)

    05/22/2004 5:25:14 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 9 replies · 309+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 22, 2004 | Dave Barry
    My 10 rules to make this a better world Saturday, May 22nd, 2004 Okay, here are the rules: 1. If there's a line, you get at the end of the line, and you wait your turn. 2. You own ONE place in the line. You do NOT have the right to invite friends to join you in the line. This is rude to the people behind you, who got there before your friends and will now have to wait longer. If you want to be with your friends, you can join them at the back of the line. And, no,...
  • A Stroll Through the Lyman-Alpha Forest!

    02/19/2004 1:54:19 PM PST · by vannrox · 19 replies · 5,272+ views
    Alternate View Column AV-116 ^ | 08/06/2002 | by John G. Cramer
     As the author of these columns describing cutting edge physics and astronomy, I get quite a few letters and E-mail from readers who are more interested in ?over-the-edge physics and astronomy?.  One recurring theme is various alternatives to the standard model of Big Bang cosmology.  Perhaps the universe is not expanding; it?s just that light ?gets tired? on its path from far away and loses some of its energy.  Perhaps quasars are closer than we think, particularly since some of them appear to be linked to closer galaxies.  Perhaps relativity is wrong, and it?s the speed of light that is...
  • Gasoline Lines for California? (if Bustamante gets elected)

    09/18/2003 9:20:05 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 25 replies · 350+ views
    CATO Institute ^ | Sept. 19, 2003 | Alan Reynolds
    California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante is campaigning for his boss's job with the logically impossible theme of "No on Recall, Yes on Bustamante." Until very recently, there was no visible difference between the policy plans of Gov. Gray Davis and Mr. Bustamante -- i.e., to tax and spend with abandon. But now there is one big difference. And that difference reveals that Mr. Bustamante is, remarkably, even more incompetent than Mr. Davis when it comes to dealing with economic problems. It turns out that Mr. Bustamante wants the state constitution amended to allow public utility regulators to set the price...
  • Bustamante's folly

    08/30/2003 11:53:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 367+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/30/03 | Bee Editorial Staff
    <p>In a gubernatorial election contest with 135 candidates on the ballot, the competition for who can come up with the dumbest idea is bound to be fierce. But Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante's call Thursday for state price controls on gasoline makes him the clear front-runner.</p>
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 6-29-03

    06/29/2003 7:46:15 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 7 replies · 1,391+ views
    NASA ^ | 6-29-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 June 29 The Solar Spectrum Credit & Copyright: Nigel Sharp (NOAO), FTS, NSO, KPNO, AURA, NSF Explanation: It is still not known why the Sun's light is missing some colors. Shown above are all the visible colors of the Sun, produced by passing the Sun's light through a prism-like device. The above spectrum was created at the McMath-Pierce Solar Observatory and shows, first off, that although our...
  • (State Worker) Man killed trying to reconnect power line (Utility had cut off electricity to home )

    09/08/2002 5:05:43 PM PDT · by jern · 26 replies · 592+ views
    News & Observer ^ | September 5, 2002 | ANGELA HEYWOOD BIBLE
    CEDAR GROVE - A Cedar Grove man was found electrocuted Tuesday morning at the base of a utility pole about 75 yards from his northern Orange County home. Kimmel Hart Finley, 45, of 3032 Black Dog Run fell about 28 feet after touching a live wire while trying to restore power to his house, Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass said. A utility worker found Finley and called 911 about 8:50 a.m. Piedmont Electric Membership Corp. had turned off Finley's power several times after he failed to pay his bill, the sheriff said. Finley, however, repeatedly hooked the line back up, sheriff's Lt....
  • Where Do YOU Draw The Line???

    06/10/2002 11:54:40 AM PDT · by MAKnight · 18 replies · 223+ views
    Vanity | Today | MAKnight
    "The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." -- Edward Burke I believe, strongly, that it is only natural that a Conservative would not particularly look forward to a career in politics because it's SUPPOSED to be more of a responsibility than a privilege ... but at some point, when a certain line is crossed, a Conservative is duty bound to his nation to offer to shoulder the responsibility to return things to their proper order (which may or may not be the way they were before). Ronald Reagan once stated that he...