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  • The most murderous mammal is probably not what you think it is

    09/30/2016 8:28:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 52 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/30/16 | Ben Guarino
    Ape shall never kill ape. The primate society in the 1973 film “Battle for the Planet of the Apes,” the fifth installment in the Planet of the Apes franchise, was governed by this central rule. It was a pleasant sentiment even when chanted from beneath a rubber mask. But such niceties never seem to last, particularly not in post-apocalyptic fiction. We hate to rock Dr. Zaius‘s world, but that rule does not exist in real-life mammal societies, either. As a new study published in the journal Nature demonstrated, not only does ape kill ape, but the mammalian world is full...
  • Croatia election: Opposition HDZ conservatives claim victory ('MIGRANTS' MAJOR ISSUE)

    11/08/2015 8:28:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/9/2015 | BBC
    Croatia's opposition conservatives have declared victory in parliamentary elections, but face a challenge to form a government. Partial results show the HDZ is to win about 60 seats, with more than 50 for the ruling alliance led by the Social Democrats. The conservatives are now expected to enter talks to form a coalition. The migration crisis was one of the main issues. More than 320,000 migrants have passed through Croatia this year. "The victory brought us responsibility to lead our country, which is in a difficult situation," HDZ leader Tomislav Karamarko told supporters. "Whoever wants to fight with us for...
  • Scientists Map 5,000 New Ocean Viruses

    05/21/2015 4:48:16 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 5/21/15 | Carl Zimmer
    Scientists Map 5,000 New Ocean Viruses In the few decades since viruses were first found in the oceans, scientists have only been able to identify a handful of species. A new survey has uncovered nearly all the rest. Photographs by Jennifer Brum, Tucson Marine Phage LabA few of the more than 5,000 viruses discovered during the Tara Oceans Expedition. By: Carl ZimmerMay 21, 2015 In March 2011, the Tara, a 36-meter schooner, sailed from Chile to Easter Island — a three-week leg of a five-year global scientific expedition. All but one of the seven scientists aboard the ship spent much...
  • Tropical storms boost monsoon rainfall. Sierra Vista nudges past record monsoon total

    10/01/2014 6:30:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA — Pelted by the remnants of not one, but two tropical storms in September, Cochise County ended a wet summer with gusto, making it a banner monsoon for rainfall totals. After receiving just over an inch of rain from moisture tied to Tropical Storm Norbert, Sierra Vista saw more than 3 inches within a day when the remnants of Tropical Storm Odile took a beeline through Cochise County. These deluges helped nudge Sierra Vista’s monsoon total to 15.09 inches, as measured at the fire station on Fry Boulevard, making it the wettest monsoon in the National Weather Service...
  • Axelrod: ‘Most People’ Will Be Able to Keep Their Plans Under Obamacare

    10/28/2013 7:46:29 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 28, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    David Axelrod offered a slightly different promise about Obamacare than has the president: While that president has repeatedly said, “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” Axelrod on Monday told MSNBC that “most” will be able to stick with their plan.
  • Most Albertson's In Central Fla. To Close

    04/13/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Central Florida supermarket chain is about to close almost all of its local stores. It's part of a move by Albertson's to end the majority of its operations in the state. For the last year or so, Albertson's has been shrinking the number of stores it operates in Florida. In Central Florida, six more stores are going to close in the next few weeks. Only a store in Altamonte Springs will remain open. Albertson's says the Florida market is not good for it, and with fuel and utility costs being what they are, it's closing all...
  • Gadhafi's 'Most Prominent Son' Captured

    08/21/2011 2:44:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 8/21/11 | CNN Wire Staff
    Saif al-Islam, Moammar Gadhafi's son, has been captured, according to the head of the Rebel National Transitional Council in an interview with Al Jazeera. Meanwhile, a Libyan government spokesman warned of humanitarian disaster and a "massacre" in Tripoli as rebel forces advanced into the capital Sunday, but said forces loyal to longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi were holding off the attacks.
  • Katie Couric's Most Liberal Moments at CBS (VIDEO)

    05/18/2011 9:09:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies ^ | 5/18/11 | Geoffrey
    A collection of some of Katie Couric's most liberal moments as anchor of CBS Evening News. (VIDEO)
  • ABC Knocks the 'Most Controversial,' 'as Conservative as They Come' Michele Bachmann

    03/24/2011 10:15:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/24/11 | Scott Whitlock |
    Covering a possible 2012 presidential run by Michele Bachmann, Good Morning America's Juju Chang on Thursday spun the Congresswoman as "one of the most controversial freshmen [sic] members of Congress." Aside from the obvious error, Bachmann has been a representative for four years, GMA never identified hard-left former Congressman Alan Grayson that way. Reporter Jonathan Karl singled out Bachmann as "uncompromising" and "as conservative as they come." This type of labeling isn't uncommon for the journalist. On August 24, 2010, Karl hit Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller as a "hard-line, Tea Party conservative." On September 22, 2010, he deemed Christine...
  • Nashville ranked seventh most dangerous city

    11/13/2010 12:26:44 PM PST · by FS11 · 84 replies
    Nashville City Paper ^ | 10-15-10 | Nashville City Paper
    According to Forbes, the top 10 most dangerous cities are: 1. Memphis, Tenn. 2. St. Louis, Mo. 3. Kansas City, Mo. 4. Detroit, Mi. 5. Miami, Fla. 6. Tulsa, Okla. 7. Nashville-Davidson, Tenn. 8. Indianapolis, Ind. 9. Oklahoma City, Okla. 10. Stockton, Calif.
  • ADL: California Had Most Anti-Semitic Incidents in 2009

    07/28/2010 9:00:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 7/28/10 | staff
    The Anti-Defamation League says its annual survey shows California had the largest number of anti-Semitic assaults, harassment and vandalism incidents in the United States last year. The ADL said Tuesday it identified 275 events in the nation's most populous state in 2009, up 22% from the year before.
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World

    06/30/2010 6:45:18 AM PDT · by VastRWCon · 26 replies · 3+ views ^ | June 30, 2010 |
    Who is the Most interesting man in the world? Excerpt: ... Some people refer to him as the "doer", he just doesn't say he is going to do something, he actually does it. He has been seen dinning with some of the most beautiful women in the world like his daughter. When confronted with a crisis he immediately takes charge unlike our president.
  • After Facing Criticism, Obama to Meet Arizona Gov. Brewer on Thursday

    06/01/2010 4:00:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 138 replies · 4,346+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, June 1, 2010
    President Obama intends to meet with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday, a White House official told, after criticism mounted over the president's refusal to meet her while she is in Washington this week. Brewer had requested a face-to-face meeting with Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the former Arizona governor, as tensions rise between his administration and the Grand Canyon State over its controversial law clamping down on illegal immigrants. White House spokesman Adam Abrams had said over the weekend that Obama's schedule "doesn't allow for a meeting" with Brewer but added that the president "does intend...
  • Fate of Obama’s aunt to be fought behind closed doors

    02/02/2010 8:43:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 675+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 2, 2010 | Laurel J. Sweet
    The illegal alien aunt of President Obama could learn this week whether she can put down roots in Boston - or start packing her bags for a one-way trip back to Kenya. And, save for U.S. Immigration Court Judge Leonard I. Shapiro, she’ll know before anyone else. Zeituni Polly Onyango has persuaded Shapiro to bar the public from her removal proceeding Thursday morning at the John F. Kennedy Federal Building, though it’s unclear why.
  • Study: H1N1 Vaccine Too Late, Won't Help Most

    10/20/2009 3:46:21 AM PDT · by Doogle · 28 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Washington Times via FOX ^ | 10/20/09 | FOX NEWS
    The H1N1 vaccine will arrive too late to help most Americans who will be infected during this flu season, according to a study conducted by scholars at Purdue University, The Washington Times reported on Tuesday. The study also estimates that the virus — commonly referred to as the swine flu bug — will infect about 60 percent of the U.S. population, although only about 25 percent of Americans will fall ill.
  • Cable News Daily Ratings for September 17, 2009 ( Go Fox)

    09/21/2009 6:07:17 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 18 replies · 2,476+ views
    By the Numbers ^ | 9/18/2009 | By the Numbers
    P2+ Total Day FNC – 1,586,000 viewers CNN – 590,000 viewers MSNBC –454,000 viewers CNBC – 197,000 viewers HLN – 374,000 viewers P2+ Prime Time FNC – 3,238,000viewers CNN— 1,054,000 viewers MSNBC –1,123,000 viewers CNBC – 259,000 viewers HLN – 813,000viewers
  • Most will carry Obama conference; time shifted after NBC balked

    07/20/2009 8:44:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1,793+ views ^ | 7/20/09 | staff
    UPDATED: After some hesitation and a time shift, three major broadcast networks have agreed to carry Barack Obama's latest primetime news conference. The event was announced Friday afternoon as Obama battles to bolster congressional support for an ambitious health-care overhaul while facing dropping approval ratings. But broadcasters are struggling with falling approval ratings of their own; Nielsen's audience measurements show viewership in a summertime slump.
  • Most will carry Obama conference; time shifted after NBC balked

    07/20/2009 8:44:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 393+ views ^ | 7/20/09 | staff
    UPDATED: After some hesitation and a time shift, three major broadcast networks have agreed to carry Barack Obama's latest primetime news conference. The event was announced Friday afternoon as Obama battles to bolster congressional support for an ambitious health-care overhaul while facing dropping approval ratings. But broadcasters are struggling with falling approval ratings of their own; Nielsen's audience measurements show viewership in a summertime slump.
  • Most--The Bridge

    04/11/2009 10:17:03 PM PDT · by My hearts in London - Everett · 1 replies · 325+ views
    YouTube ^ | April 19, 2005 | William Zabka
    "Most tells the story of the close relationship between a bridge operator and his young son and the fateful day when they both try to head off an impending rail disaster. Hundreds of passengers on a steam train are unaware of the danger as they head towards an open drawbridge."
  • 'Most wanted Nazi died in 1992'

    02/04/2009 2:05:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,226+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-04-09 | ap
    Documents have surfaced in Egypt showing the world's most-wanted Nazi war criminal, concentration camp doctor Aribert Heim, died in Cairo in 1992, Germany's ZDF television and The New York Times reported Wednesday. Araibrt Heim, a Nazi criminal known by the nickname 'Dr. Death'. The report said Heim was living under a pseudonym and had converted to Islam by the time of his death from intestinal cancer. ZDF said that in a joint effort with the New York Times, it located a passport, application for a residence permit, bank slips, personal letters and medical papers, in all more than 100 documents,...
  • Fewer whites vote for Obama in Alabama than anywhere else

    11/12/2008 11:59:02 AM PST · by pissant · 102 replies · 2,795+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | 11/12/08 | Tom Stevens
    TUSCALOOSA | Don't tell Bill Maher, but the vote among the white electorate in Alabama for president elect Barack Obama was the lowest in the county at only 10 percent. From an analysis by MSNBC: "We took a look at Obama's performance with white voters in all 50 states. In 13 of them, Obama received less than 35% of the white vote. His three lowest performing states: Alabama (10%), Mississippi (11%), and Louisiana (14%). The other 10: GA (23%), SC (26%), TX (26%), OK (29%), AR (30%), UT (31%), AK (32%), WY (32%), ID (33%), and TN (34%). On the...
  • Bad Guys Really Do Get The Most Girls

    06/18/2008 5:04:46 PM PDT · by blam · 60 replies · 218+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-18-2008 | Mason Inman
    Bad guys really do get the most girls 18 June 2008 news service Mason Inman NICE guys knew it, now two studies have confirmed it: bad boys get the most girls. The finding may help explain why a nasty suite of antisocial personality traits known as the "dark triad" persists in the human population, despite their potentially grave cultural costs. The traits are the self-obsession of narcissism; the impulsive, thrill-seeking and callous behaviour of psychopaths; and the deceitful and exploitative nature of Machiavellianism. At their extreme, these traits would be highly detrimental for life in traditional human societies. People...
  • The World's Most Expensive Universities (Is your child going to one of them ?)

    01/26/2008 10:10:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies · 777+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 01/25/2008 | Brian Wingfield and Louis Hau
    The Five Most Expensive Colleges * George Washington University * Kenyon College * Bucknell University * Vassar College * Sarah Lawrence College This may surprise you: The world’s most expensive universities are not haute institutions in the Swiss Alps or on the balmy shores of the Persian Gulf. Nor are they the Ivy League citadels of America’s elite like Harvard or Princeton, or ancient halls of learning like Cambridge or Oxford in the United Kingdom. No, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the most expensive four-year university in the U.S. (and most likely the world) is Washington, D.C.’s George...
  • (Vanity) Who, Is Most Important?

    04/26/2007 4:37:13 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 211+ views
    Vanity Onyx Eyes
    Story told in a nursing class, to lighten the mood. One day,the body parts were conversing about their status for importance. The heart proclaimed, "well, I'm most important. I pump the blood through the veins in order to furnish the body with vital nutrients and necessary air and oxygen." The lungs took a clue from this and announced; "well, I do all of the work of bringing the necessary air and oxygen into the body so I am the most important." The brain said; "I, am the most important. All of you are dependent on my guidance and direction, like...
  • 'Dirty' Bomb Fears Over World's Most Insecure Nuclear Facility

    09/16/2006 7:26:46 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 715+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-17-2006 | Bojan Pancevski
    'Dirty' bomb fears over world's most insecure nuclear facility By Bojan Pancevski in Vienna (Filed: 17/09/2006) More than two tons of radioactive material stored in a rundown research facility in Serbia is an easy target for terrorists seeking to build a "dirty" bomb, according the United Nations' nuclear watchdog. Nuclear inspectors have branded the lightly-guarded store of highly enriched uranium, from a Communist-era reactor which closed 22 years ago, the world's most dangerous disused nuclear site – because of the potency of the material present, and because some is prone to leaking. Experts warn that the facility could be targeted...
  • Spread of Freedom Most Valuable Weapon Against Terrorism, Official Says

    08/18/2006 6:13:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 361+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2006 -- As during the Cold War, the spread of freedom remains America’s most valuable tool in combating the nation’s enemies, a senior Defense Department official said here yesterday. A slab of the Berlin Wall now housed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Photo by Steven Donald Smith  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “The power of freedom brought down the Berlin Wall in 1989, and it brought millions to the voting booth in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Christopher “Ryan” Henry, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, said during a...
  • Saddam's Daughter On 'Most Wanted' List

    07/02/2006 8:28:27 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 818+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-3-2006 | Jim Muir
    Saddam's daughter on 'most wanted' list By Jim Muir in Baghdad (Filed: 03/07/2006) Saddam Hussein's first wife, Sajida Tulfah, and his daughter Raghd appeared yesterday alongside the new Iraqi al-Qa'eda leader on a list of 41 fugitives most wanted by the Iraqi government. The list includes high officials of Saddam's former Baathist regime as well as Islamist activists in the violent insurgency. Abu Hamza al-Muhajer Rewards are on offer, with the biggest bounty $10million (£5.4million), for Saddam's erstwhile right-hand man, Izzat Ibrahim, who has eluded capture for three years and apparently survives on the run despite numerous rumours of his...
  • Uncle Sam might not want you (Army deems most unqualified to serve)

    03/16/2006 5:19:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies · 20,337+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 3/13/06 | PAULINE JELINEK
    Uncle Sam might not want youOf the 32 million Americans in its prime recruiting age group of 17 to 24, the Army deems most unqualified to serve. BY PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Posted on Mon, Mar. 13, 2006 WASHINGTON - Uncle Sam wants YOU, that famous Army recruiting poster says. But does he really? Not if you're a Ritalin-taking, overweight, Generation Y couch potato -- or some combination of the above. As for that fashionable "body art" that the military still calls a tattoo, having one is grounds for rejection, too. With U.S. casualties rising in wars overseas and more...
  • Polish Archaeologist Unearths Europe's Most Ancient Graves

    03/02/2006 11:11:13 AM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 1,099+ views
    Polish archaeologist unearths Europe's most ancient graves Mar 2, 2006, 14:15 GMT Warsaw - Five of Europe's most ancient graves, dating back 10,000 years, have been unearthed in the village of Dwreca, central Poland. Archaeologist Marian Marciniak found the graves on the site of ancient post-glacial dunes, the Rzeczpospolita daily reported. In them, a young woman, believed aged 18 to 21, was put to rest with a baby, a child aged 5 to 7 and another aged 7 to 11. An adult male found at the site was buried sitting upright, as if on a throne or chair. The bodies...
  • NASA Satellite Technology Helps Fight Invasive Plant Species

    02/16/2006 3:49:03 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies · 779+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | Feb. 15 | PRNewswire
    Products based on NASA Earth observations and a new Internet-based decision tool are providing information to help land and water managers combat tamarisk (saltcedar), an invasive plant species damaging precious water supplies in the western United States. This decision tool, called the Invasive Species Forecasting System (ISFS), is being used at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Institute of Invasive Species Science in Fort Collins, Colo. It is the result of combining USGS science and NASA Earth observations, software engineering and high- performance computing expertise. "The ISFS combines NASA satellite data with tens of thousands of field sampling measurements, which...
  • Diabetes Most Often Begins In March

    02/08/2006 4:20:25 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 491+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 2-8-2006 | Ben Harder
    Diabetes most often begins in March Ben Harder A person's likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes varies seasonally and is about 50 percent higher in March than in August, according to a 6-year study. Led by Péter Doró, researchers at the University of Szeged in Hungary analyzed 26,695 cases of the disease that arose in one Hungarian county between 1999 and 2004. The scientists recorded diabetes onset as the date on which each patient first received drugs to reduce blood glucose. Type 2 diabetes onset peaked in March, at about 10 cases per 10,000 county residents, and fell in subsequent...
  • Captured: Two of Samarra’s Most Wanted

    01/24/2006 3:41:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 1,045+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | Spc. William Jones
    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Upperman, Military Integrated Transitional Training (MITT) team, and an Iraqi soldier from 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army interrogate a suspected insurgent during a predawn raid in Samarra, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. William Jones More Photos Captured: Two of Samarra’s Most Wanted U.S., Iraqi forces detain seven men linked to making and trafficking improvised explosive devices. By U.S. Army Spc. William Jones 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SAMARRA, Iraq, Jan. 24, 2006 — U.S. Army soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Rakkasans and soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade,...
  • Iraqi, Afghan Elections Signal Most Significant Progress in 2005

    12/28/2005 9:53:12 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 276+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 28, 2005 | Kathleen T. Rhem
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2005 – Free and fair elections in Iraq and Afghanistan represent the U.S. military's most significant accomplishment in 2005, the top U.S. enlisted servicemember said. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, began 2005 in Iraq as the senior enlisted advisor for Multinational Corps Iraq. He witnessed the Jan. 30 elections there and said the event and subsequent elections in Iraq and Afghanistan are significant on many levels. "I think elections are the key focus," Gainey said in an interview. "When you can go into...
  • Sisters Make the Most of Deployment

    11/02/2005 5:12:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | Spc. Laura E. Griffin
    U.S. Army Spcs. Elizabeth and Juanita Rodriguez Sisters Make the Most of Deployment By Spc. Laura E. Griffin Task Force Devil Public Affairs CAMP CHAPMAN, Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2005 — U.S. Army Spcs. Elizabeth and Juanita Rodriguez are sharing more than the same laugh, the same job, and the same last name these days. They are also sharing an experience that has brought them closer as sisters; they are both stationed at Camp Chapman, Afghanistan, during their deployment for Operation Enduring Freedom VI. The Rodriguez’s, both National Guard automated logistics specialists with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 142nd...
  • Miss Run Amok Stirs Up A Storm At America's Most Famous Paper

    10/23/2005 6:10:09 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,461+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-24-2005 | Francis Harris
    Miss Run Amok stirs up a storm at America's most famous paper By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 24/10/2005) Civil war erupted at America's most famous newspaper yesterday, with senior staff exchanging public recriminations over the actions of a controversial reporter nicknamed "Miss Run Amok". The reader representative of The New York Times, a senior figure in the paper's hierarchy, roundly criticised both its editor and its publisher for their "deference" to the reporter, Judith Miller. ‘Misleading’: Judith Miller Ms Miller recently spent 85 days in jail for refusing to reveal sources in the affair of the leaked name of...
  • Uganda Rebel Leaders Named As World's Most Wanted Men

    10/07/2005 6:46:51 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 367+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-8-2005 | Mike Pflanz
    Uganda rebel leaders named as world's most wanted men By Mike Pflanz, East Africa Correspondent (Filed: 08/10/2005) Five commanders of a vicious rebel army of kidnapped child soldiers led by a brutal self-proclaimed mystic are officially the world's most wanted men, according to the International Criminal Court. The court, based in The Hague, has issued its first arrest warrants for the five members of the Lord's Resistance Army, a shadowy cult responsible for a two-decade campaign of terror in northern Uganda. Joseph Kony's forces have kidnapped 20,000 children The wanted men are the LRA's elusive leader, Joseph Kony, a 44-year-old...
  • Study: Most Will Be Fat Over the Long Haul

    10/03/2005 3:21:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,047+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/3/05 | Alex Dominguez - ap
    BALTIMORE - Just when we thought we couldn't get any fatter, a new study that followed Americans for three decades suggests that over the long haul, 9 out of 10 men and 7 out of 10 women will become overweight. Even if you are one of the lucky few who made it to middle age without getting fat, don't congratulate yourself — keep watching that waistline. Half of the men and women in the study who had made it well into adulthood without a weight problem ultimately became overweight. A third of those women and a quarter of the men...
  • AP: Of All Gas Consumers, Bush May Be Most

    08/24/2005 1:20:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 163 replies · 2,848+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/24/05 | Jennifer Loven - AP
    WASHINGTON - Getting President Bush from here to there consumes an enormous amount of fuel, whether he's aboard Air Force One, riding in a helicopter or on the ground in a heavily armored limousine. The bill gets steeper every day as the White House is rocked by the same energy prices as regular drivers. Taxpayers still foot the bill. Almost every vehicle Bush uses is custom-made to add security and communications capabilities, and the heavier weight of these guzzlers further drives up gas and jet fuel costs. The White House declines to discuss travel costs related to the presidential entourage,...
  • Fried in Turkey: Is democracy on the outs?

    08/02/2005 1:15:57 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 462+ views ^ | August 2, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    On June 8, 2005, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited President Bush in the White House. Among the topics the two discussed were freedom, democracy, and the rule of law. Speaking from the Oval Office, Bush declared Turkey's democracy to be "an important example for the people of the broader Middle East."Turkey remains an important ally of the United States despite recent bilateral tensions over the Iraq war and its aftermath. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have valued Turkey not only as a strategic military partner in the Cold War but also, in recent decades, as a democratic outpost...
  • CA: Most illegal aliens freed on bail, own recognizance

    06/08/2005 9:34:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 524+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 6/8/05 | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON -- Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 100,000 non-Mexicans illegally crossing into the United States through Mexico over the past eight months and let the vast majority of them go free on bail or their own recognizance, immigration officials told a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday. About 70 percent of so-called non-Mexican illegal immigrants captured along the southern border of the United States are released on their own recognizance to appear at a future deportation hearing, Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Few ever show up. The rise in non-Mexican illegal immigrants captured while crossing the Mexican...
  • Sharon Tells NY: Most of Yesha Up For Grabs

    05/23/2005 9:53:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 551+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | May 24, '05 | staff
    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told American Jewish leaders that Maaleh Adumim, Gush Etzion and Ariel will stay in the hands of Israel forever but the rest of Yesha is negotiable. After guards evicted hecklers who interrupted his speech to 1,500 fund-raisers, Sharon said that the status of other areas of Judea and Samaria are subject to the "final phase of the permanent agreement negotiations and talks." Most media reports on his speech ignored Sharon's implication that leaves in doubt the future of communities of about 1,000 families, such as Beit El, Ginot Shomron, and Kedumim. Sharon added that disarming terrorists...
  • Hypocrisy Most Holy

    05/19/2005 9:29:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 835+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | May 20, 2005 | Ali Al-Ahmed
    With the revelation that a copy of the Quran may have been desecrated by U.S. military personnel at Guantanamo Bay, Muslims and their governments--including that of Saudi Arabia--reacted angrily. This anger would have been understandable if the U.S. government's adopted policy was to desecrate our Quran. But even before the Newsweek report was discredited, that was never part of the allegations. As a Muslim, I am able to purchase...
  • Illegal aliens: Democrats stumped (Hillary gets it - illegals hurt most liberal causes)

    05/16/2005 3:33:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 941+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | 5/16/05 | Froma Harrop
    Illegal aliens: Democrats stumped By Froma Harrop PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Hillary gets it. Hillary Clinton says she's against illegal immigration. And she would fine employers who hire illegal aliens. Pundits say the Democratic senator from New York is using this hot-button issue to position herself for the 2008 presidential election. It's a way to hit Republicans from the right. Polls show huge majorities of both Republicans and Democrats oppose illegal immigration - and are frustrated that President Bush won't do a thing to stop it. But this issue does not belong to the right. Or it shouldn't. Illegal immigration hurts...
  • Is your state tax-friendly?

    05/07/2005 5:25:06 AM PDT · by An American Patriot · 37 replies · 1,561+ views ^ | APRIL 28, 2005 | Kathleen Murphy
    Residents of Hawaii, Wyoming and Connecticut shoulder the heaviest state tax burdens in the nation. The least state taxes per person are paid by those living in Texas, South Dakota or Colorado, U.S. Census figures for 2004 show. The tax burden is important because it helps determine a state's business climate, carves a hole into taxpayers' wallets and influences individual decisions on where to live. The tax burden weighs so heavily in some states that people have called the moving van to escape to a lower-tax state.
  • Police allege parents aided fugitive(murder suspect helped by dean emeritus at U of MN)

    04/27/2005 7:30:37 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 484+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-27-05 | SHANNON PRATHER
    When murder suspect Gordon Weaver skipped out on $300,000 bail while awaiting trial in the 1999 death of his wife, Jean, the fugitive White Bear Lake businessman reportedly turned to "the only two people from my past I can trust." In a new twist in the case, White Bear Lake police detail, in a series of reports, how they believe Weaver sought help from his parents, and how Lawrence and Delores Weaver helped their fugitive son, who used the alias David Carson, avoid capture for four years.
  • AS PLEAS GO OUT, HUNT FOR CITRUS GIRL GOES ON (Most Wanted to air Jessica Lunsford case tonight)

    02/26/2005 6:36:54 AM PST · by varina davis · 68 replies · 2,313+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | Feb. 26, 2005 | St. Petersburg Times
    CRYSTAL RIVER - Too weary to walk, the father and grandparents of a missing 9-year-old girl drove the 50 yards from their home to a bank of microphones and TV cameras. "I really ... I really need as much help as I can right now," Mark Lunsford said between sobs. "I need my daughter home." Jessica Marie Lunsford was reported missing Thursday morning. She was still missing when Lunsford, 41, and his parents addressed the media for the first time at 9 a.m. Friday. And she was still missing long after darkness fell and well-wishers held candles and prayed. For...
  • Poll: Most New York voters knew nothing of Clinton abortion speech

    02/09/2005 5:20:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies · 953+ views
    WSTM ^ | 2/09/05
    Poll: Most voters knew nothing of Clinton abortion speech ALBANY, N.Y. Most New York voters don't think it's possible to find common ground on the issue of abortion, despite Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's urging that they attempt to do. That's according to a new poll out today from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. The survey of some 12-hundred registered voters in New York state asked about Clinton's recent speech in Albany to fellow abortion rights supporters in which she called for all sides in the debate to find "common ground" in an effort to reduce the number of abortions. The...
  • Iran's Al-Qaeda Link: What the 9-11 Commission Found

    01/19/2005 8:05:41 AM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies · 684+ views ^ | January 19, 2005 | Middle East Quarterly
    While the State Department's Patterns of Global Terrorism—2003 report [1] labeled Iran "the most active state sponsor of terrorism in 2003," the Bush administration has yet to agree on a national security presidential directive to define U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic.[2] Meanwhile, Tehran continues to edge closer to nuclear capability.[3]The following are excerpts from the 9/11 Commission Report, an unclassified version of which was released to the public on July 22, 2004.[4] The commission interviewed more than 1,000 people in ten countries and conducted an unprecedented review of U.S. intelligence. Among its findings, excerpted below, was evidence of a...
  • Sen. Harry Reid - "Social Security - most successful social program in the history of the world"

    12/09/2004 5:18:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies · 1,529+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/05/04
    MR. RUSSERT: Private accounts for Social Security--the president has made that a priority of his domestic agenda. Will you work with him in privatizing part of Social Security? SEN. REID: Tim, I can remember as a little boy my widowed grandmother with eight children. She lived alone, but she felt independent because she got every month her old age pension check. That's what this is all about. The most successful social program in the history of the world is being hijacked by Wall Street. Yes, Social Security is a good program. And if the president has some ideas about trying...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
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