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  • Mirror journalist, Sun director to be charged over UK corruption

    08/20/2013 7:51:18 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    A former journalist at the Daily Mirror tabloid and a veteran editorial director at Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper are to be charged with making illegal payments to public officials, British prosecutors said on Tuesday.
  • Obama Wore an Obama Mask on Saturday Night Live in 2007

    08/17/2013 11:41:10 AM PDT · by potlatch · 72 replies
    Saturday Night Live Video ^ | August 17, 2013 | self
    In a skit titled "Halloween Party", Senator Obama wore an Obama Mask himself. The November 2007 skit was a parody of "Senator Barack Obama stops by the Clintons for a Trick or Treat". <
  • (Vanity) Once, There Was A Mirror

    06/24/2012 8:39:43 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    grey_whiskers | 06-24-2012 | grey_whiskers
    Once upon a time, there was a mirror. And the mirror was bright, and polished, and pure, without any flaw; and it was said the the mirror would return the very image of its beholder without distortion. And it happened, by chance or malfeasance, that the mirror fell, and was shattered: and it was broken, sparkling, into countless shards scattered throughout the earth. And the fate of these shards as they were scattered differed one from another. Some indeed retained their brilliance, such that they sparkled like a rainbow in the sun, but all their powers to return an image...
  • Math professor's side mirror that eliminates 'blind spot' receives US patent

    06/07/2012 1:28:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | June 07, 2012 | Provided by Drexel University
    A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous "blind spot" for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically increases the field of view with minimal distortion. Traditional flat mirrors on the driver's side of a vehicle give drivers an accurate sense of the distance of cars behind them but have a very narrow field of view. As a result, there is a region of space behind the car, known as the blind spot, that drivers can't see via either the side or rear-view mirror. It's not...
  • Could "Mirror Matter" Be the Hidden Mass that Holds the Universe Together?

    08/03/2011 5:15:38 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    If dark matter exists it may take the form of mirror planets, mirror stars and mirror galaxies. Now one physicist says the most recent evidence seems to confirm this idea. When astronomers study distant galaxies, they see only a small fraction of the mass needed to hold these clumps of stars together. Without some kind of extra hidden mass, galaxies ought to fly apart. Astronomers call this hidden mass 'dark matter' and physicists around the world are engaged in an increasingly desperate race to find evidence of it here on Earth. The main possible candidates include MACHOS and WIMPS, but...
  • Another politician forced to resign-sending naked pictures to woman he had online relationship with

    08/02/2011 9:31:48 PM PDT · by tlb · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2nd August 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A politician who emailed a woman nude photos of himself that were posted on a GOP activist's website has resigned and said he will consider all legal options to have the pictures taken down. New Jersey democrat Louis Magazzu, 53, admitted sending the photos to the woman he said he had been corresponding with online for several years. In an email statement, the Cumberland County freeholder apologised to family, friends and constituents but indicated that he thought he was being set up.
  • All the News You Don't Want to Know

    03/28/2010 6:02:09 PM PDT · by kwill4u · 296+ views
    Right Side News ^ | Sunday, 28 March 2010 07:31 | Written by Daniel Greenfield
    In compliance with Truth in Advertising regulations, the Democratic party has announced that it will be changing its name to the Undemocratic party. "We've done the research and crunched the numbers," said party Chairman Tim Kaine, "and people don't want to run their own lives.
  • Obama's Mirror Photo Contest

    01/26/2010 7:15:20 PM PST · by fujimoh · 13 replies · 957+ views
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  • Obama to House Dem: “The big difference here and in ‘94 was you’ve got me”

    01/25/2010 7:13:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 936+ views
    Hotair ^ | 01/25/2010 | Allahpundit
    The Dem in question? Red-stater Marion Berry, who’s now headed for early retirement thanks to Lincoln-Jesus’s crowd-pleasin’ statist agenda. In fairness, though, The One’s been very consistent in this belief. Through Obama, all things are possible. Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home. “I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just...
  • Incident: Sun Express B738 near Thessaloniki on Jan 22nd 2010, bomb hoax in lavatory

    01/24/2010 7:26:25 PM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 745+ views - AVIATION HERALD ^ | January 22, 2010, 2010; Updated January 23, 2010 14:48 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A Sun Express Boeing 737-800, registration TC-SUO performing flight XQ-973 from Stuttgart (Germany) to Izmir (Turkey) with 62 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute overhead Skopje (Macedonia), when a crew member found a note in one of the lavatories saying "Today we will die, boom"." SNIPPET: "Greek police detained a man carrying a marker pen of the same color as the note written on the lavatory's mirror, but later permitted him to continue the journey. After the airplane arrived in Izmir, Turkish police detained the man again and interviewed him. The man was released without charges after the interview."
  • Universal mirror shows all angles

    07/19/2009 9:08:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,679+ views
    msn ^ | July 17, 2009 | Eric Bland
    It would have many uses including military applications, radar tracking: A universal mirror, an object that reflects all light waves back at their source, has been created by scientists in Europe and Asia. Imagine a tennis player hitting a ball against a wall. The ball would bounce right back to the player no matter what angle he or she directed the shot. A universal mirror has the same effect, except with light waves. Unlike an ordinary mirror, which only reflects objects at 90 degrees, a universal mirror reflects objects back at any angle. In other words, a person positioned in...
  • Where Will the Obamas Worship?

    01/17/2009 7:37:54 AM PST · by Victory111 · 45 replies · 763+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 1-17-09 | Mark Tooley
    Where will President Barack Obama attend church in Washington? Thanks to revelations about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his former pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC) in Chicago, Mr. Obama’s church shopping requires more careful political contemplation than a new president typically needs. But his ultimate choice likely will be a noncontroversial church, suitable for young children, with a brief commute and tightly scheduled worship that gets the president back home early on Sunday mornings.
  • Mirror Therapy Shows Promise in Amputee Treatment

    01/16/2008 3:50:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 837+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2008 – When Army Sgt. Nicholas Paupore puts a mirror between his legs and looks down, he’s whole again. The right leg that was destroyed when an explosively formed penetrator ripped through his Humvee just south of Kirkuk, Iraq, suddenly reappears before his eyes, reflecting the left leg that remains. Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Jack Tsao, associate professor of neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Md., encouraged Army Sgt. Nicholas Paupore, an outpatient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., to try mirror therapy to treat phantom pain in...
  • Dems Looking for Source of Troubles? Try a Mirror

    03/26/2007 6:00:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 852+ views
    The Signal ^ | 3/26/07 | Betty Arenson
    Dems Looking for Source of Troubles? Try a MirrorCommentary by Betty Arenson Monday March 26, 2007 The Democrats who were so hungry for power and proliferate with promises to make things better for the United States continue to fall short and disappoint us. We were promised an end to corruption and deception. However, we still have Rep. William Jefferson remaining unscathed in his House seat while the issue of his $100,000 bribe languishes. He was caught on tape, red-handed, taking the bribe, and the money was found in his home freezer. Everyone is completely mute on the subject. Democratic House...
  • A New Reflection In The Mirror

    01/13/2007 3:56:43 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 447+ views
    Physorg ^ | 1-12-2007 | Laura Mgrdichian
    A New Reflection in the Mirror A scanning electron microscope image of some of the magnetic mirror's “fish scale”-shaped aluminum nanowires. Credit: Alexander Schwanecke A research group has devised a new type of mirror that reverses the magnetic field of a light wave upon reflection, rather than its electric field, as regular mirrors do. Seems like a minor difference? It's not. “Our mirror's ability to reverse the magnetic field of a light wave but not its electric field is extremely unusual,” physicist Alexander Schwanecke, the study's corresponding scientist, said to Schwanecke is a researcher at the NanoPhotonics Portfolio Centre...
  • Clinton addresses group of philanthropists in home state

    11/13/2006 8:36:24 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 490+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) | November 13, 2006
    Excerpt - LITTLE ROCK — Former president Bill Clinton said Monday that he remembered the moment he realized he made the shift from a world leader to a philanthropist. "One day I was shaving in my house up in New York and Ilooked at myself in the mirror, and I thought, 'My God, I've become an NGO (non-government organization),'" Clinton told a crowd of 300 people gathered at his presidential libary in downtown Little Rock. ~ snip ~ "My climate-change initiative is being funded by Barbra Streisand and Rupert Murdoch," Clinton said, delighted by the unlikely alliance between the actress...
  • Scientists present method for entangling macroscopic objects

    10/30/2006 7:29:53 PM PST · by annie laurie · 15 replies · 639+ views ^ | October 24, 2006 | Lisa Zyga
    Building upon recent studies on optomechanical entanglement with lasers and mirrors, a group of scientists has developed a theoretical model using entanglement swapping in order to entangle two micromechanical oscillators. This ability could lead to advances in information processing, as well as other applications that use micromechanical resonators, such as electrometers, displacement detectors, and radio frequency signal processors, wrote scientists Stefano Pirandola et al. in a recent Physical Review Letters. "Until now, entanglement has been observed only for optical modes, i.e., photons (which are massless particles)," Pirandola told "The significance of purely mechanical entanglement would be that it involves...
  • Mirror system successfully demonstrated (A Little Star-Trek Stuff)

    08/11/2006 7:26:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 605+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Eva Blaylock
    8/11/2006 - KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFPN) -- A dual-mirror system, designed to extend the range of high-energy lasers by receiving and redirecting laser energy, is being tested here. The system, a prototype called the Aerospace Relay Mirror System, or ARMS, is being developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate. The operational version might be suspended from a high-altitude airship at an altitude of 70,000 feet, where atmospheric turbulence, or jitter, is less of a problem for beam quality. For testing, the dual-mirror prototype is suspended 100 feet above the ground using a mechanical crane, to...
  • Record mirror for Euro telescope

    08/07/2006 4:13:16 AM PDT · by Republicain · 3 replies · 380+ views
    BBC News ^ | 08/07/2006 | Paul Rincon
    European astronomers are planning to build an optical telescope that is four times bigger than any in existence. With a main mirror around 42m-wide, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will allow remote objects to be studied in greater detail than ever before. The powerful observatory will allow astronomers to see some of the first galaxies to form in the Universe. It could also look for signatures of life, such as vegetation, on distant planets circling other stars. The European Southern Observatory (Eso) operates the 8.2m Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Cerro Paranal in Chile, which has been described as a...
  • Child Killed By Falling Mirror At Wal-Mart

    07/24/2006 6:12:21 AM PDT · by Samwise · 759 replies · 11,367+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | 7-23-2006
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A 3-year-old boy was fatally injured when a floor-mounted mirror fell on him at an Indianapolis Wal-Mart. Police said Christopher Antonio was apparently playing near the 5-foot-tall mirror in the children's section of the store Saturday evening when it fell at the store in the 3200 block of 86th Street. The boy was with his 5-year-old sister and his mother. The mother told police she was about 5 feet away from her son when she heard a loud crash. Police said it took two people to pull the mirror off the boy.
  • Unbelievable: Republican Main Street Partnership Leader Tom Davis needs to look (in) the Mirror

    07/12/2006 10:02:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,279+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 7/12/06 | Jon Fleischman
    Sometimes you read an article in the newspaper, and you just wonder aloud how some people's views of the world can be so skewed, and wonder if they are even from the same planet as you. Now I admit that usually, in the context of politics, that is me reading the latest rant of a Howard Dean or an Al Gore. But in the article I am referring to today, it is Congressman Tom Davis of Virginia, a Republican, who heavily quoted in an article in today's Washington Times entitled, GOP Left Slams Club for Growth. Davis is the head...
  • Mirror/Mirror - California governor enters an alternative universe...

    01/09/2006 8:04:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 601+ views ^ | 1/9/06 | Ray Haynes
    I am not a trekkie, but I do remember a Star Trek episode in which several members of the crew of the starship Enterprise entered an alternative universe. That universe was the mirror image of the “normal” universe, that is, it was exactly like the normal universe, but everyone in it had the exact opposite character of the people in the normal universe We have entered that alternative universe in California. I know that term limits and the recall have substantially diminished the experience in Sacramento, but anyone paying even the smallest attention to history can tell that Gray Davis...
  • Humans Do Not Understand Mirror Reflections, Say Researchers

    01/06/2006 3:07:02 PM PST · by blam · 128 replies · 2,561+ views
    Physorg ^ | 12-21-2005
    Humans Do Not Understand Mirror Reflections, Say Researchers General Science : December 21, 2005 Newsletter Psychologists at the University of Liverpool have found that people still find it difficult to understand how mirrors work. Dr Marco Bertamini, from the University’s School of Psychology, conducted a number of experiments by covering a mirror on a wall and inviting participants to walk along a line parallel to the mirror. He asked them to guess the point at which they would be able to see their reflection. Results showed that people believe they can see themselves even before they are level with the...
  • Trinity Mirror woes deepen after 3% circulation fall at the Daily Mirror

    11/16/2005 7:08:11 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 3 replies · 231+ views
    Brand Republic ^ | 11/11/05 | Daniel Farey-Jones
    LONDON - Trinity Mirror's woes have been compounded by a poor month for the Daily Mirror, which dropped below 1.7m copies for the first time after a 3.28% fall in circulation. The paper, which is currently facing the possibility of job cuts under a review announced by Trinity Mirror three weeks ago, sold almost 57,000 fewer copies than in September, leaving it at 1.684m copies. A Trinity Mirror spokesman said: "We continue to invest in our brands, both in content and marketing, but unlike our competitors, we're not going to use marketing just to attain a number. The fact that...
  • Sas on alert for Osama swoop (consider the source)

    06/29/2005 6:13:10 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 3 replies · 430+ views
    Daily Mirror (words worst paper) ^ | 27 June 2005 | Chris Hughes
    SAS troops were last night poised to storm into Afghanistan and capture Osama bin Laden. Special forces have "good intelligence" the al-Qaeda boss or a senior henchman is holed up in a Taliban enclave. Two squadrons are on stand-by waiting for the go-ahead from reconnaissance troops on the ground in Afghanistan. Specialist counter-terrorist soldiers in the rapid-deployment group are on high alert at the SAS's Hereford base. Advertisement The other team consists of troops serving around the world. Commanders have insisted on waiting for news on the ground because of the cost of the operation, which could run into hundreds...
  • Doctors confused over the woman whose heart lies on the right

    06/10/2005 10:46:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies · 867+ views
    Pravda ^ | 06-08-2005 | Staff
    Tatyana Karaulnova, 45, lives in the village of Ust-Serta of the Kemerovo region. She is a unique human being because she has a mirror-like arrangement of internal organs. She does not regard herself unique, though. According to Tatyana, there is nothing unusual about her heart located on the right or her liver which is on the left. She believes everybody might have been built that way in the past and "changed" later on. Tatyana looks like an ordinary woman. She works as a receptionist in a local hospital. However, she has a special ability which she can feel in her...
  • Phone, Mirrors On Stick Rigged To Watch Women Shower

    05/26/2005 10:18:00 AM PDT · by areeves79 · 40 replies · 1,043+ views
    Local 6 News ^ | 05/25/2005 | Local 6 News
    Police: 48-Year-Old Used Wire, Electrical Tape To Build Periscope-Like Device CHULUOTA, Fla. -- A 48-year-old man was arrested and charged with voyeurism for allegedly using a cell phone and a mirror attached to sticks to spy on women showering at a campground in Seminole County, according to Local 6 News. Police said a woman was bathing at a shower facility at Lake Mills Park Tuesday night when an insect landed on her causing her to scream for help. Her husband ran to the shower area and noticed Kevin Lambrechts standing outside the building with a machete, Local 6 News reported....
  • Tonight's Sci-Fi Listing

    04/29/2005 6:06:44 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 35 replies · 482+ views
    04/29/05 | Kevin Davis
    Tonight's Sci-Fi Listing: Star Trek Eterprise : 8pm/7pm UPN - In a Mirror Darkly Part 2 of 2.
  • Tonight's Sci-Fi Listing

    04/22/2005 6:08:00 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 188 replies · 3,298+ views
    04/22/05 | Kevin Davis
    Tongiht Sci-Fi listing: Star Trek Enterprise: Part 1 of 2, this is the mirror universe episodes...
  • In Foreign Policy, Nothing Succeeds Like Success

    11/09/2004 6:34:50 AM PST · by OESY · 78 replies · 2,885+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 9, 2004 | GEORGE MELLOAN
    ...In the heat of the U.S. campaign, people with limited access to the facts -- that is to say adherents to certain TV and print news outlets -- may have gotten the impression that Mr. Bush's had alienated nine-tenths of the inhabitants of the planet with his proactive style. Actually, his international opposition, aside from Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong Il, consisted mostly of the acolytes of French President Jacques Chirac. Now that the American people have spoken, Mr. Chirac, who never had as many friends as he was credited with, is looking all the more lonely. Even the Germans,...
  • Europeans Wondering if Americans Are Just Dumb

    11/07/2004 12:00:21 PM PST · by quidnunc · 92 replies · 2,374+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | November 7, 2004 | Tom Hundley
    London – Europe's gut reaction to President Bush's re-election was clearly displayed on the front page of the Daily Mirror, a London tabloid. "How can 59,054,087 people be so DUMB?" the headline asked. It's no secret that most Europeans do not consider Bush to be an intellectual giant, but now it seems they have grave doubts about the rest of us, or at least the 59 million of us who voted for Bush. Simon Schama, the eminent British historian and writer who now teaches at Columbia University, divides us into two nations. One America, he explains to the liberal readership...
  • 9/11 Report Calls for Hiring Imaginative Evil People

    07/23/2004 11:43:32 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 54 replies · 901+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | July 22, 2004 | Scrappleface
    (2004-07-22) -- The 9/11 commission report released today blames the 2001 terror attacks on a "failure of imagination" among government officials, and urges intelligence agencies to "hire more evil people who could effectively anticipate acts of unrestrained wickedness." According to the report, America is vulnerable to terrorism because the CIA and FBI are filled with "patriotic people of integrity who have a hard time imagining the kinds of twisted and macabre things which are the stock-in-trade of terrorists." The report recommends that intelligence agencies recruit and hire "a new generation of heartlessly wicked and depraved agents and analysts who can...
  • Mirror editor Morgan quits

    05/14/2004 6:09:04 PM PDT · by JusticeTalion · 10 replies · 252+ views
    The Sun Newspaper ^ | 05/14/04 | Sun Online Reporter
    Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan tonight stepped down after admitting that the pictures of soldiers abusing Iraqis were a "calculated and malicious hoax". Mr Morgan left his post hours after the regiment at the centre of the controversy demanded an apology. A statement from Mirror publishers Trinity Mirror said: "The Daily Mirror published in good faith photographs which it absolutely believed were genuine images of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi prisoner. "However there is now sufficient evidence to suggest that these pictures are fakes and that the Daily Mirror has been the subject of a calculated and malicious hoax. "The...

    05/14/2004 3:08:26 PM PDT · by pau1f0rd · 15 replies · 205+ views ^ | Friday May 14, 2004 | sky
    The Daily Mirror has issued a front page apology and sacked its editor after admitting its Iraq abuse photos are fake. Piers Morgan's dismissal came as the paper "apologised unreservedly" for printing the pictures. The editor, one of the best known faces in Fleet Street, had earlier brushed away growing pressure on him to quit. But in a dramatic turn of events, the paper's board forced the 39-year-old to step down with immediate effect. A statement from the paper said: "The Daily Mirror published in good faith photographs which it absolutely believed were genuine images of British soldiers abusing an...
  • DFU SONG: Best of My Love (hopeless romantic John Kerry gives Teresa the rest of his love)

    02/13/2004 9:06:55 PM PST · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 205+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 2-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland MIDI - BEST OF MY LOVE I married for not ever doubt had resources I needIf I want an intern, that's nobody's her place we'll do the deed I love sheets made of satin, and I like to look at the mirror aboveIf anything's left, I will give you the rest of my love If she's in her twenties, it's really exciting...that is the age I like bestA brunette or blondie...I'm pleased to boink either...Drudge, there's no dress that is messedI love sheets made of satin, and I like to look at the mirror aboveIf anything's...
  • Pets mirror America's obesity problem, insurance statistics show

    12/21/2003 8:18:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 238+ views ^ | 12/21/03 | Don Thompson - AP
    <p>America's obesity problem and related health risks are spreading to its pets, says the nation's largest provider of pet health insurance.</p> <p>Cardiac arrest claims for pets have increased 47 percent the last two years alone, while claims for other obesity-related illnesses have been steadily increasing, according to Veterinary Pet Insurance of Brea, Calif.</p>
  • UK Mirror: Bush "goons" wreck Buckingham Palace lawn

    11/23/2003 9:04:05 PM PST · by jmcclain19 · 70 replies · 1,600+ views
    GROUND FARCE 1 Nov 23 2003 Queen's fury as Bush goons wreck garden Exclusive By Terry O'Hanlon THE Queen is furious with President George W. Bush after his state visit caused thousands of pounds of damage to her gardens at Buckingham Palace. Royal officials are now in touch with the Queen's insurers and Prime Minister Tony Blair to find out who will pick up the massive repair bill. Palace staff said they had never seen the Queen so angry as when she saw how her perfectly-mantained lawns had been churned up after being turned into helipads with three giant H...
  • Air Force lab reflects mirror technology (astronomy, spy sats)

    08/26/2003 2:53:39 AM PDT · by alnitak · 14 replies · 493+ views
    Space Flight Now ^ | Posted: August 25, 2003 | U.S. AIR FORCE NEWS RELEASE
    A milestone in telescope-mirror technology, completed recently by Air Force scientists here, is leading to lightweight, space-based telescopes much larger than NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Richard Carreras aligns, pressurizes and cleans a prototype thin-film membrane mirror. Reflected in the mirror are co-workers 2nd Lt. Ethan Holt, the film mirror project officer, and Nima Jamshidi, a Purdue University student employee. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Deb Mercurio  Rather than use a heavy, glass mirror, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory's directed energy directorate were able to produce a 1-meter-diameter (about 3.25-feet) mirror, made of a thin-film membrane material....
  • NASA lab in Alabama tests telescope mirror seeking to detect first light of universe

    07/11/2003 11:27:57 AM PDT · by bedolido · 19 replies · 566+ views
    CNews ^ | 07/11/03 | KYLE WINGFIELD
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The mission: to build a telescope mirror capable of detecting the first light of the universe that burst forth about 11 billion years ago, but is invisible to human eyes. And, while you're at it, make the mirror capable of soaring more than a million kilometres from the Earth, but sturdy enough that it bends less than the width of a human hair. Sound like science fiction? In a tucked-away workspace at Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA technicians are testing two prototypes for a mirror designed to do just that. The $824.8-million James E. Webb Space...
  • Mirror Falls Off Wall, Kills Child At Mall Clothing Store (posted 6/1/2003)

    06/01/2003 5:30:00 PM PDT · by 7 x 77 · 71 replies · 1,172+ views
    LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. -- Police in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnwood said a 5-year-old boy was killed in a freak accident when a large mirror fell off the wall of a shopping mall clothing store. Officers said the accident occurred Saturday afternoon in the Express women's clothing store at the Lincolnwood Town Mall. The victim was identified as Jonathan Villagomez. Police said he was at the store with his mother and other family members when the 5-by-12-foot mirror suddenly fell off the wall and hit him. The mirror was attached to a "false wall" in the dressing room, area police told...
  • Sport, sex and celebrity puts Mirror back on track (Forced to abandoned anti-Bush, anti-war hate!)

    04/29/2003 5:12:15 PM PDT · by Timesink · 4 replies · 818+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 24, 2003 | Ciar Byrne
    Sport, sex and celebrity puts Mirror back on trackCiar ByrneMonday April 28, 2003 The Guardian Daily Mirror: first good news for paper since sales fell below 2m earlier this month  More jaw jaw and less war war appears to be the way forward for the Daily Mirror, after a week of "light touch" front page stories gave the tabloid a much-needed circulation boost.A triple whammy of sport, sex and celebrity saw the Mirror put on 31,000 extra sales last Tuesday, according to unofficial industry estimates.It is the first piece of good news for the newspaper since its circulation crashed through...
  • 'Libel king' has success in a life of litigation (GALLOWAY ALERT)

    04/22/2003 7:15:58 PM PDT · by Happygal · 8 replies · 338+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Wed 23 Apr 2003 | PAUL GALLAGHER
    GEORGE Galloway has enjoyed considerable success in the courts during his political career, winning an estimated total of £250,000 in libel damages. In some cases, the disputes have been settled before they reach the courts, but the Labour MP has proved time and again he will call on expensive lawyers when crossed. Mr Galloway’s biggest libel win was against the Daily Mirror and its sister paper in Scotland, the Daily Record, in December 1992. It followed the so-called "Mirrorgate" affair in which a US journalist claimed the Daily Mirror’s then foreign editor, Nick Davies, had been involved in arms dealing...
  • REJOICING MINORITY FREE AFTER 35 YEARS (Bennedict Arnett changes tune)

    04/09/2003 6:52:06 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 21 replies · 228+ views ^ | April 10, 2003 | Peter Arnett
    REJOICING MINORITY FREE AFTER 35 YEARS I WAS at the centre of a popular uprising in Baghdad yesterday.At 10am I drove through the city with two Iraqis I have known for many years. They are both Shi’ites.We headed to Saddam City in the east of Baghdad, where about million people live in slum areas. It is a hotbed of discontent and Islamic fundamentalism, and yesterday, as we arrived, the lid blew off.There were no military, no police and no militiamen around. We saw people beginning to walk from their houses, looking about. We saw one group go into the home of...

    04/07/2003 10:12:44 PM PDT · by Timesink · 50 replies · 848+ views
    The Mirror ^ | April 8, 2003 | Kevin O'Sullivan
    THE MINISTER OF MISINFORMATIONBy Kevin O'SullivanIT'S all over bar the routing. So with all due deference to the tragedy and pain on the field of battle let's look at some of the less important aspects of what Bush and Blair like to call Operation Iraqi Freedom.With brave coalition boys striding through both Basra and now Baghdad there seems little doubt that our troops will soon triumph as Saddam's sad army lurches inexorably towards abject defeat.But war has many sides to it. Away from the field of conflict you can be on the losing side and still be a winner. And...
  • US Marines 'Running out of Food' [Chicken Little Alert]

    03/28/2003 9:21:22 AM PST · by ewing · 66 replies · 283+ views
    London Mirror ^ | March 28, 2003 | V. Brooks
    Some United States Marines are reportedly running short of food and ammunition.Others have been pinned down for days trying to clar Iraqi resistance. But United States Central Command Headquarters insists that everything in Operation Iraq Freedom is going fine. 'Our plan is working, and we are one day closer to achieving our objectives Brigadier General Vincent Brooks said at a daily breifing.Reporters in Central Iraq have said that some units are running short of food, fuel and ammunition, much of which was expended battling an Iraqi army the brass and some politicans hoped would melt away.
  • British Morning Papers - The Front Pages, 25 March 2003

    03/24/2003 5:32:35 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 23 replies · 451+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 25, 2003
    The Daily Star talks of our "brave heroes" - the SAS. The paper claims that members of the elite group of troops are already on the streets of Baghdad. Oh and there is a picture of a girl in a bikini.The Sun shows a British tank poised to attck Baghdad with the Allied army set to do battle with Saddam Hussein's elite Republican Guard. It uses the headline: "Saddam's Last Stand."The Daily Express is also looking at the main push towards Baghdad. It uses a picture of allied troops ready to go over the top.US and British warplanes, guided by...
  • British Morning Papers - The Front Pages, 24 March 2003: AT MERCY OF SAVAGES

    03/23/2003 7:11:19 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 10 replies · 536+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 24, 2003
    The Daily Star claims Iraq executed a number of American prisoners of war in "cold blood". It also advertises its "Oscars Special" with a picture of Carmen Elektra."God Help Them" is the headline on the front of the Daily Express. It refers to the American prisoners of war that Iraq paraded on TV. It also claims a number of prisoners who were killed were shot in the head.The Sun also looks at the plight of the US prisoners of war being held in Iraq. It says they are being "Held At The Mercy Of Savages".The Daily Mirror continues with its...
  • British Morning Papers - The Front Pages, 22 March 2003

    03/21/2003 6:07:44 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 17 replies · 608+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 22, 2003
    Dramatic pictures have been coming out of Iraq since the bombing campaign began. The Sun carries perhaps the most dramatic yet - capturing the moment the "shock and awe" campaign began.The anti-war Mirror puts it another way. It describes last night's attack, which was beamed across the world as it happened, as "America's night of shame".The cruise missile blitz is captured in the two detailed pictures by the Daily Mail, which shows smoke pouring out of one large building.The Daily Express opts to carry a picture of Iraqi troops surrendering in southern Iraq, although the paper's picture desk has ignored...
  • British Morning Papers - The Front Pages, 21 March 2003

    03/20/2003 7:38:13 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 28 replies · 786+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 21, 2003
    The Sun reports on what it calls the "Battle For Basra". It says 10,000 British troops stormed into action to seize the key city in southern Iraq.The Mirror carries a full-page picture of smoke rising from a missile strike in Baghdad with the headline "Mass Destruction".The Star also leads with a picture of a burning Baghdad and says allies have blitzed Saddam's palaces and troops have warned: "You ain't seen nothing yet".The Express says 10,000 British troops have spearheaded a full-blown invasion of Iraq and says they have come under fire from "the missiles Saddam the liar said he never...
  • British Morning Papers - The Front Pages, 20 March 2003

    03/19/2003 6:08:18 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 20 replies · 3,822+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 20, 2003
    The Sun leads with the words of an army commander who told British troops to "Show Them No Pity... They Have Stains On Their Souls".The Mirror carries a nightime picture of a RAF Harrier over Iraqi oilfields.The Star claims that British SAS troops have already exchanged fire with Iraqi troops in what were the first shots of the "war against evil tyrant Sadddam Hussein".The Mail quotes from speech from a British commander to his troops - it says the impassioned speech brought tough infantrymen to tears and prepared them for the horror and the tragedy of war.The Express reports that...